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Cartographer: Sebastian Munster
Title: : De Insulis
Date: 1558      Size: 7 x 11 inches
Published: Basel
Description: An illustrated definition and description of islands, from the seminal 16th century work, the 'Cosmographia'.
Map Ref: WLD3976
Cartographer: Athanasius Kircher
Title: : Systema Ideale Pyrophylaciorum Subterraneorum
Date: 1664      Size: 16 x 14 inches
Published: Rome
Description: Kircher's celebrated diagram of the interior of the Earth showing a hypothesized network of tunnels connecting the fiery core to volcanoes on the Earth's surface.
Map Ref: WLD4432
Cartographer: Athanasius Kircher
Title: : Systema Ideale Quo Exprimitur, Aquarium per Canales hydragogos subterraneos
Date: 1664      Size: 16 x 14 inches
Published: Rome
Description: A fascinating diagram of the interior of the Earth explaining Kircher's theory that a network of subterranean channels connected various bodies of water on the Earth's surface.
Map Ref: WLD4433
Cartographer: Athanasius Kircher
Title: : Geographia Conjecturalis de Orbis Terrestris Post Diluvium
Date: 1675      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: World map showing the imagined effects of the Biblical Great Flood. Very strong impression. [Shirley 470]
Map Ref: WLD3534
Cartographer: Eberhard Werner Happel
Title: : Die Ebbe und Fluth auff einer Flachen Landt-Karten Furgestelt
Date: 1708      Size: 12 x 8 inches
Published: Ulm
Description: Ocean currents, volcanoes and undersea trenches. Framed. [Shirley 468]
Map Ref: WLD3481
Cartographer: Matthaus Seutter
Title: : Mappa Geographiae Naturalis sive Tabella Synoptica
Date: c. 1740      Size: 22 x 19 inches
Published: Augsburg
Description: Illustrative and theoretical map showing numerous cartographic and geographical features and styles. Original colour.
Map Ref: WLD1931
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & Celle des Indes
Date: 1753      Size: 7 x 12 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Based on the observations of Dampier, this map shows the transient courses of trade winds. Coloured.
Map Ref: WLD4143
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Representation du Cours ordinaire des Vents de Traverse qui regnent le long des Cotes dans la grande Mer de Sud
Date: 1753      Size: 7 x 12 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Map illustrating the trade winds, showing the incomplete coastline of Australia. Coloured.
Map Ref: WLD4144
Cartographer: Robert Wilkinson
Title: : Eslam or the Countries which have professed the Faith of Mahomet
Date: 1804      Size: 17 x 11 inches
Published: London
Description: Thematic world map showing the international scope of the Islamic faith. Original colour.
Map Ref: WLD3986
Cartographer: James Gillray
Title: : 'The Plumb-Pudding in Danger
Date: 1805      Size: 10 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: This iconic caricature depicts Napoleon Bonaparte and William Pitt carving up the globe in the midst of the war between England and France. Pitt's fork is fashioned in the form of a trident as it pares half of the globe away; taking the lucrative West Indies. Napoleon's fork is fashioned as a bident - associated with Pluto, ruler of the Underworld - and it dives through Hanover, birthplace of the British Monarchy as he cuts Europe away from the steaming pudding. Exceptional original colour.
Map Ref: WLD4050
Cartographer: John Wilkes
Title: : Projections of the Sphere, and common Terrestrial Globe
Date: 1810      Size: 7 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: An attractive diagram showing four different projections, or methods for converting the spherical Earth into a flat map, alongside an image of a terrestrial globe. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WLD4426
Cartographer: Adrien Brue
Title: : Carte Generale du Monde Connu des Anciens
Date: 1821      Size: 22 x 16 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Elegant map of the world as known by the ancient European civilisations. Coloured.
Map Ref: WLD3896
Cartographer: John Thomson
Title: : A Comparative View of the Principal Heights of the Mountains and other Elevations in the World
Date: c. 1822      Size: 25 x 20 inches
Published: London
Description: An early infographic chart showing the comparative heights of the mountains of the world as perceived in the early 19th century. Coloured.
Map Ref: WLD4444
Cartographer: J. Vincent
Title: : The World
Date: 1828      Size: 10 x 7 inches
Published: London
Description: Interesting depiction of the World as perceived at the time of Herodotus in the 5th century BC.
Map Ref: WLD3861
Cartographer: Sidney Hall
Title: : A.D. 814. Exhibiting The Empire of Charlemagne
Date: 1834      Size: 10 x 12 inches
Published: London
Description: Unusual aquatint showing the Empire of Charlemagne. Original Colour.
Map Ref: WLD4016
Cartographer: Thomas Bradford
Title: : Distribution of Vegetables and Snow Line / Comparative Lengths of Rivers
Date: 1835      Size: 9 x 11 inches
Published: London
Description: Interesting Victorian chart showing lengths of rivers of the World and drawing comparisions between successful areas of growth for different species of vegetation. Original colour. (PG)
Map Ref: WLD4195