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Biblio is proud to not just sell rare and antique books, but to also sell rare and antique maps and atlases. You can find a diverse selection of rare maps and atlases in the Biblio Rare Book Room, and many of them include astounding illustrations and detailed notes. Be sure to browse the rare maps and atlases section of the Biblio Rare Book Room to find a special book or map that just might add considerable value to your rare and antique book collection.

Atlas-i Cedid (the modern Atlas) with the text, Ucalet ul Cografiya. 2 vols. by Mahmud Raif Pasha

The Text volume printed in 1218 H-1803 AD by Abd ur Rahman el Muderris in Uskudar. 79 ff in hard cover binding with gilt Tughra of the Sultan Abdul Hamid II. and the second volume in full leather binding tooled in gold, contains 24 maps (of 25) lacking th…

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cihannuma (mirror of the world) complete copy with all of the maps, contemporary hand-colored by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

with 40 contemporary hand-colored maps complete. corners of the first 4p. repaired with missing of few words from the preface. otherwise, fine copy in modern fine Ottoman style binding lavishly gilt in gold. FIRST AND ONLY EDITION OF THE JIHANNUMA. Plann…

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cihannuma or Jihannuma (Mirror of the world) by KATIB CELEBI (Mustafa ibn Abd Allah, aka Haci Halife, 1609-1657)

FIrst page of the preface and last page of the index are facsimiles, else; complete with 39 original maps and shapes, mint condition and wide complete margins. 698pp of Ottoman Turkish text, printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1145 AH. - 1732 AD. In contemp…

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Uskudar: MuhendisHane-i Berr-i Humatun (The Royal school of military engneering) Atlas. Illus. by YUMNI. Very Good. Hardcover. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall. 1860's THIRTY NINE HAND COLORED MAPS MOSTLY SIGNED BY (YUMNI). MOST OF THEM ARE DESCRIBED IN THE OT…

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Tuhfet ul Kibar fi Esfar il Bihar, complete with the all maps contemporarly hand colored by katib Celebi, Haci Halife

complete fine copy with the 5 maps of which 4 are colored in contemporary hands.In modern fine Ottoman style binding. on The naval expeditions, printed by Ibrahim Muteferrika in 1141 H. (1728-1729).…

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Baye de Chesapeake en 4 feuilles avec les Bas fonds, Passes, Entrees, Sondes et Routes... Patowmack, Patapsco, et Nord-Est d'apres les Dessins de Navigateurs Experimentes, principal d'apres A. Smith Pilote de St. Marys; Comparees avec les Nouvelles Levees de Virginie et Maryland by SMITH, After Anthony

Paris: George Louis Le Rouge, 1778. Copper-engraved map on 2 sheets, 21 x 55 inches each. Marvelous Chesapeake Bay chart made during the American Revolution. The first French edition of Chesapeake pilot Anthony Smith's highly detailed chart of Chesapeak…

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Carey's General Atlas by CAREY, Mathew (1760-1839)

Philadelphia: M. Carey, 1800. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). 49 engraved maps, (including 26 double-page or folding, 'A Map of the part of the N.W. Territory of the United States' printed on heavy paper and coloured in outline in a contemporary hand.) (Occasio…

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Map of Clear Creek County, Colorado. Drawn and compiled by Theo. H. Lowe and F.F. Bruné, C.E., Idaho, Colorado, Ter by LOWE, Theodore H. and Francis F. BRUNÉ

Louisville: Hart and Mapother Lithographers, 1866. Lithographed map on six sheets unjoined, period hand-colouring in outline, three inset views (two attributed to be after Alfred E. Mathews), within an ornamental border (backed onto linen at an early dat…

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Map of Massachusetts proper compiled from Actual Surveys made by Order of the General Court, and under the inspection of agents of their appointment by CARLETON, Osgood (fl.1792-1806)

[Boston: B. & J. Loring, 1801. Copper-engraved map, with original outline colour, folded and mounted on linen. Publisher's paper label to verso, in good condition apart from some slight browning. Modern cloth chemise, within a morocco-backed cloth slipca…

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A Chart of the Harbour of Boston, Composed from different Surveys; but principally from that taken in 1769, by Mr. George Callendar, Late Master of His Majesty's Ship the Romney by DES BARRES, J. F. W. (1721-1824, publisher) - Samuel HOLLAND (1728-1801) and George CALLENDAR (fl. around 1769), surveyors

London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1775. Copper-engraved and etched map, with aquatint, on two joined sheets. Printed on laid paper with `J Bates' watermark and `JB' countermark, in excellent condition. Sheet size: 30 1/4 x…

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Plan of the City of New York by RATZER, Bernard (fl.1756-77)

London: Jefferys & Faden, 1831. Copper-engraved map by Thomas Kitchin after Bernard Ratzer, in very good condition, apart from some expert repairs to old folds and the lower margin. A fine copy of an apparently unrecorded second state of this important p…

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南瞻部洲萬國掌菓之圖. [Nansen bushu bankoku shoka no zu]. [Map of All the Countries in Jambud-vipa]. by [FIRST JAPANESE BUDDHIST MAP OF THE WORLD]

Kyoto.: 文臺軒宇平 [Bundaiken Uhei].. 宝永7年 [1710].. Hand coloured, black and white woodblock print map, 114 x 143cm. Folds into worn paper covered card covers 23.2 x 18.5cm presented in Japanese case. Som…

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GEOLOGICAL MAP OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, divided into hundreds, exhibiting its roads, rivers, parks, etc by John Cary Engraver Sept 1st 1819. by SMITH, William. MINERAL SURVEYOR.:

London, J. Cary, 1819.. FIRST EDITION 1819. Handcoloured folding engraved map, dissected and laid on linen,15 sections, approximately 590 x 515 mm, 23¼ x 20¼ inches, housed in a plain marbled paper covered slipcase with printed paper title to spine. Ma…

From Roger Middleton


(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois by Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758. This 10.5 inch quarto is in very good condition, sound hinges, 171 pp. with all 22 maps (several folding), plans and views in very good or better condition on heavy paper. Contemporary calf boards with origina…

From The Prime Meridian: Antique Maps & Books


A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, State and Republics of the World. With a Special Map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities, &c. by Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1849 Folio. (17 3/8 x 14 inches). Lithographed title with large vignette, letterpress "Table of Contents," and 73 hand-colored lithographed maps, charts and city plans. Three-quarter red morocco over marbled b…

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