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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…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


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…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


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…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Cosmographey oder beschreibung aller Länder herrschafften, fürnemsten Stetten, geschichten, gebreüche, hantierungen etc. Beschriben durch Sebastianum Munsterum, auch durch in selbst gebessert, an welt und natürliche historie, jetzunder aber bisz auff das 1569 jar…. by MUNSTER, Sebastian

Basel, in der Officin Henricpetrina, Im Jar 1569. Folio [310 x 205 mm] of (100) prel. ll. including 1 engraved frontispiece, followed by 1467 pp. of text and engravings, the last one not numbered bearing the printer's mark. Full brown calf, double gilt fi…



The Principal Navigations, Voiages, Traffiques and Discoveries of the English Nation, made by sea or over-land, to the remote and farthest distant quarter of the earth, at any time within the compasse of these 1500 yeeres, by HAKLUYT, RICHARD

London for George Bishop, Ralph Newberie and Robert Barker,1598-1600.Three Volumes Bound in Two, Folio (280 x 200mm),pp. [24],619; [16],312,204; [16],868pp.Early Red Morocco gilt, hinges repaired, Black Letter, this set includes in the original text : Dr…

From Bruce Marshall Rare Books


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…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


AFRICA: ENGLISH ATLAS, Tome the First; Being, An Accurate Description of the Regions of Egypt, Barbary, Lybia, and Billedulgerid, the Land of Negroes, Guinee, Aethiopia, and the Abysinnes, with All the Adjacent Islands, either in the Mediterranean, Atlantick, Southern, or Oriental Sea.. by Ogilby, John

London: Thomas Johnson, 1670. First Edition. Very good. Folio, 16 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. (410 x 270 mm); half title + title + xvi + 767 + map placement list + xiv. All 47 engraved maps and plates listed in the "Directions for placing the Maps and Sculps in AF…

From Rob Zanger Rare Books LLC


A COMPLETE SYSTEM OF GEOGRAPHY; Being a description of all the countries, islands, cities, chief towns, harbours, lakes, and rivers, mountains, mines, &c. of the known world. Shewing the situation, extent, and boundaries, of the several empires, kingdoms, ..., [Two volumes] by Bowen, Emanuel

London: Printed for William Innys, Richard Ware, Aaron Ward, et al., 1747. First edition. Massive and endlessly interesting two-volume set illustrated with a grand total of 70 maps and plates. Lacking only "The World in Two Hemispheres" and, apparently, …

From Quill & Brush


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…

From Donald Heald Rare Books


Historia de Gentibus septentrionalibus, earumqve diversis statibus, conditionibus, moribus, ritibus, superstitionibus, disciplinis, excercitiis, regimine, victu, belleis, structuris, instrumentis, ac mineris metallicis, & rebus mirabilibus, necnon uni... - [THE LARGE COMMENTARY TO "CARTA MARINA"] by MAGNUS, OLAUS

1555. Romae, (Colophon: Apud Ioannem Mariam de Viottis Parmensem, in aedibus Birgitttae), 1555. Folio. Bound to style in later (around 1950) full vellum with 4 raised bands to spine. Endpapers renewed. Old owners name on foot of titlepage. 42 unnumb. l…

From Herman H. J. Lynge & Son


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