Where it runs to what runs off
Dear Euroland , no fear be thine …
stands up for
must be objectionable ;
must make one think »
Sic transit gloria mundi
needs no Oracle
With Delphi and , indeed , Athens
Peloponnesus hodie Morea
ad normam veterum et recentiorum mappar.
accuratissime adornata æri incisa et venalis exposita.
The title-cartouche showing i. a. the victorious Venetian lion of San Marco with the raised sword fighting the Turks. Colored Peloponnesus map engraving by Matthäus Seutter I (1678-1757) in Augsburg. 19¼ × 22½ in (48.9 × 57.3 cm).
With double full-page separate Local Index listing also “ Cithera ” , in larger letters as hallmark of its importance , on the map represented in detail below right, laterally named “Cerigo ot. Cithera” and inside the isle itself “Cerigo Ins.”.
« Quousque tandem abutere ,
patientia nostra ? »
Cicero 63 B.C.
as prelude of his first oration against Catiline
« How long ,
O Catiline ,
will you abuse our patience ? »
From the Seutter edition Vienna 1736. – Cartouche in black & white. – With the offshore islands, still with Delphi & Athens . – Rare detail map , not least in respect of the anchoring places entered in the Gulf of Zonchio and at Sapienza & Cabrera as well as the numerous dates of constant change of possession, reflecting the eventful history of cities situated in the orbit of both the Venetian naval power and the Turkish empire. In the north with the complete Gulf of Lepanto as the scene of the last galley battle. And then, of course, with
“ Cerigo , the old Cythera — hallowed to Aphrodite ,
since here the goddess should have gone ashore. Her cult just as that of Adonis spread from here over the (Greek) mainland … Cerigo passed for the key of Peloponnesus “ (Meyer).
But immortality it won by Watteau’s enchanting Cythera group. See to this Ridinger’s “The Cythera Lady”, too.
Offer no. 15,277 / EUR 470. / export price EUR 447. (c. US$ 512.) + shipping
o tempora , o mores
Nova et Exactissima Totius Italiæ Sardiniæ et Corsicæ Delineatio
With figurative large title and miles indicator cartouches, the former with the papal insignia. Colored map engraving as above, therefore also with double full-page separate Local Index. – White lower corner added. The slightly brittle centerfold already backed by the publisher. – With Dalmatian coast, central & northern Sicily, the Riviera.
Offer no. 8,591 / EUR 286. / export price EUR 272. (c. US$ 311.) + shipping
« The more the star
of the empire
formed by Charles V
all the more pleasure
the pious king (Philip IV)
received by painting :
many hours he spent therewith
to hang up
his marvelous collection of paintings »
(Art , Power and Politics)
Ed. by Hilliard Todd Goldfarb
Ghent 2002 , page 31
With miles indicator and a large potentate title-cartouche. Colored map engraving – particularly after Rodrigo Mendez Sylva’s map of 1730 – as before, therefore also with double full-page separate Local Index.
The Iberian Peninsula , therefore also PORTUGAL , together with Balearic Islands , South France , the Moroccan coast .
Offer no. 11,390 / EUR 381. / export price EUR 362. (c. US$ 414.) + shipping
niemeyer’s — where diligence is a matter of temper
et Algabriæ Regna
cum … Mappa Braziliæ Regnum in America Meredionali
With compass card, miles indicator, list of conventional signs, splendid title-cartouche (9⅝ × 10¼ in [24.5 × 26 cm]) with the coats of arms of both, naval review, Poseidon,
the potentate pointing at a cornucopia of money ( sic ! ) ,
garland of vine and fruit as well as text pedestal, explaining Portugal’s international possessions. Besides
with detail map of Brazil ( 8⅛ × 8⅛ in / 20.5 × 20.5 cm )
– “ Europe has infinitely more tradition
and less future .
Brazil less past
and more future ”
(Stefan Zweig, Brazil. A Land of the Future, 1941) –
with own decorated title-cartouche .
Colored map engraving as above, here the with its double full-page separate Local Index for both Portugal and Brazil . Again also with the cartouches left in black & white as largely typical of the time right up to the Mauritius Atlas for the Grand Elector, the gift of John Maurice of Nassau-Siegen, the “Brazilian”. – In Europe up to Gibraltar , Málaga – Valladolid .
With Portuguese Road Net .
Offer no. 8,588 / EUR 496. / export price EUR 471. (c. US$ 539.) + shipping
If necessary there are more maps at any rate
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(Mr. P. S., March 22, 2012)