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Cartographer: Hartmann Schedel
Title: : Secunda etas mundi [Kingdom of the Amazons]
Date: 1493      Size: 10 x 16 inches
Published: Nuremberg
Description: Early woodcut view of the mythical kingdom of the Amazons, the legendary warrior women of Ancient Greek mythology.
Map Ref: WLD4554
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: : Geographia Conjecturalis de Orbis Terrestris Post Diluvium
Date: 1675      Size: 20 x 14 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: World map showing the supposed effects of the Biblical Great Flood. Areas in dark gray were thought to have been drowned by the flood, including the island of Atlantis in the mid-Atlantic. 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: Happel's unusual world map showing ocean currents and volcanoes, a early and surprisingly accurate attempt at mapping these phenomena. [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: James Gillray
Title: : The Plumb-Pudding in Danger
Date: 1805      Size: 14 x 10 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: Charles Smith
Title: : A Comparative Picture of the Principal Waterfalls of the World
Date: 1834      Size: 21 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: This exquisite comparative diagram shows the heights of the known waterfalls of the world in an imaginative tableau. At the bottom of the image, two men and their dog admire the view. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WLD4535
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
Cartographer: Sidney Hall
Title: : Compartative View of the Principal Mountains and Rivers in the World
Date: c. 1840      Size: 12 x 14 inches
Published: London
Description: Infographic piece showing the highest mountains and longest rivers in the world. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: WLD4275
Cartographer: Charles V. Monin
Title: : Tableau Comparatif de la Hauteur des Montagnes
Date: c. 1840      Size: 24 x 19 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Beautifully illustrated, scientific comparative chart showing the heights of mountains and lengths of rivers across the world.
Map Ref: WLD4098
Cartographer: James Wyld
Title: : A Comparative Table of Itinerary Measures
Date: 1840      Size: 16 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: Victorian table showing the different scales used to measure distance from around the globe.
Map Ref: WLD3800
Cartographer: Ashford & Loader
Title: : Terrestrial Organisations of the Western Hemisphere shewing the Geography of Animated Nature
Date: 1845      Size: 24 x 16 inches
Published: London
Description: Striking and illustrative Victorian comparative chart showing the heights of the mountain ranges, volcanoes and animals that thrive there. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: WLD4155
Cartographer: James Reynolds
Title: : Waterfalls
Date: c. 1846      Size: 9 x 8 inches
Published: London
Description: Charming thematic map illustrating the comparative heights of the known waterfalls of the world. Original hand-colour. (PG)
Map Ref: WLD4495
Cartographer: Alexander Keith Johnston
Title: : Survey of the Geographical Distribution and Cultivation of the Most Important Plants which are used as Food for Man
Date: 1848      Size: 23 x 19 inches
Published: London
Description: Victorian infographic map of the world showing the distribution of cultivated, edible plants. Original colour.
Map Ref: WLD3943