A handsome British map of Spain and Portugal by Samuel Dunn (d. 1794). Besides being a mapmaker, Dunn was a sometimes publisher of maps and atlases, a mathematician, and teacher, who advertised his profession as "S. Dunn Teacher of the Mathematicks London. Boards Young Gentlemen, & Teacheth Penmanship, Merch'ts Acc'ts, Navigation, Fortification, Astronomy &c. Chelsea." Topography and political features are precisely engraved, and known rivers and lakes also. Overall, a fine example of British map-making from a period of growing world-wide power by the nation. $225
Tindal for Rapin. "A Correct Chart of the Bay of Biscay, Part of the Western Ocean & Mediterranean Sea; Describing the Coasts of Spain and Portugal, with Part of France, from Morlais to Valencia; Done from the latest & best Discoveries:" London: J. Harrison, 1789. 18 3/4 x 14 3/4. Engraving. Crisp printing and full margins.
This map was prepared for a large folio series of books by Paul de Rapin-Thoyas for his The History of England, written originally in French . . . translated into English . . . by N. Tindal and T[obias] Smollett in five volumes. The work was an attempt to be exhaustive in the spirit of the eighteenth century philosophes by treating the subject from prehistoric times up to the date of publication--in this case contemporary with the American Revolution. England had very active trade arrangements with Spain, and this sea chart, with its rhumb lines and exclusively coastal information, dramatizes the important role that trade between the nations played in history. $175
"A Map of Spain and Portugal Drawn from the Best Authorities." London: Richard Wilkinson, 1791. 8 3/4 x 11. Engraving by T. Couder. Original hand color. Very good condition.
A fine, late 18th century map of the Iberian Peninsula, with the coastal features of the Atlantic Ocean, Mediterranean Sea and the Bay of Biscay. Attractive hand coloring helps to differentiate Spanish and Portuguese provinces. An interesting and handsome map of southwestern Europe at the end of the 18th century. $90
Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly. "Karte von dem Königreiche Spanien." Austria: von Reilly, 1795. Engraving by F. Müller. 21 1/2 x 27. Original outline color. Some light stains at bottom. Overall, very good condition.
Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly (1766-1820), was a Viennese art and book dealer who was also a journalist and poet. He began to publish maps and atlases, in 1796 producing his Deutscher Atlas, the first world atlas produced by an Austrian. This map is a fine example of the maps from this atlas, which are quite large and with an impressive amount of clearly engraved detail. The map is utilitarian in intent, but still has a decorative appeal, with its soft coloring and stylized title cartouche. $375
Clement Cruttwell. "Spain and Portugal." From Atlas to Cruttwell's Gazetteer. London: G. Kearsley, 1797. Double folio. 13 1/4 x 15 1/4. Engraving by Neele. Original outline color. Very good condition.
A fine map from a nice selection of late eighteenth century British publication by Clement Cruttwell, a publisher and surveyor from Bath. Cities, rivers, counties, and some orography is indicated with clear engraving, and the whole colored with pastel outline shades. British maps were the best in the world in the late eighteenth century and these are good examples of type. $110
Maps by John Cary. London: J. Cary, 1801. 18 x 20. Engraving by J. Cary. Full original hand color. Excellent condition.
Large, detailed maps from one of the dominant British cartographers of the beginning of the nineteenth century. Though quite attractive, these maps are among the earliest that can be said to have something of the "modern" feel of the maps that would follow through the mid-nineteenth century.
John Thomson. "Spain and Portugal." Edinburgh: J. Thomson, 1814. 19 1/2 x 23 3/4. Engraving. Full original hand color. Very good condition. Denver.
A colorful and strongly engraved map of Iberia. The hand coloring and strong engraving lend a nice aesthetic appearance to this interesting map. $550
John Cary. "Spain." From Cary's New Universal Atlas. London: J. Cary, 1816. 9 x 11 1/8. Engraving. Original hand color. Light spots in margins. Else, very good condition.
A smaller format map produced by John Cary (ca. 1754-1835), the founder of the famous English cartographic firm. $175
C. Gros and E. Paguenaud. "Map of Spain and Portugal...." From Carey & Lea's edition of C. V. Lavoisne's A Complete Genealogical, Historical & Chronological Atlas. Philadelphia: M. Carey & Son, 1821. Map, 10 1/8 x 12 3/4; with text, 16 1/2 x 20 1/4. Engraving by Yeager. Full original color. One small chip just into neat line at top center. Very good condition.
A map of Spain and Portugal issued is illustrate Lavoisne's Historical Atlas. The maps in this atlas were issued on sheets containing text around the maps giving the situation and history of the areas depicted. The map of Iberia shows the peninsula, along with the Mediterranean islands, with the sites of battles and sieges indicated throughout. The text concerns the two nations, and lists of battles are also included. An excellent visual and verbal history of the country. $85
Dirección de Hidrografia. "Carta Esferica de las Costas de la Peninsula de España . . . en esta parte del Mediterraneo con las Islas y Escollos que comprende esta extension de Mar." Credits to "Gaspar Masa la delineó / F. Cardeno la grabó / M.C. Maré la escribió." Madrid, 1825. 23 1/2 x 35 3/4 (neatlines) plus platemarks and complete margins. Etching. Small 1" tear bottom left. Excellent condition.
Vicente Tofiño de San Miguel (1723-1795) was commissioned by the king to produce the first hydrographic atlas of the Spanish coast during the years 1783-1788. The resulting Atlas Maritimo de España was the first great, published atlas of European waters to be published by the Spanish government and signaled an opening of information and thus attitudes by a theretofore secretive society. In 1789 the same cartographers began the huge Atlas Maritimo Español which included maps of the western hemisphere. These atlases were the great accomplishments of the Dirección de Hidrografia which continued its operations even during the Peninsular Wars. This map appeared in atlases in the early years and is recorded as separate sheets in the British Museum catalog as editions of 1808 and 1811, but this edition of 1825 is nowhere else located and shows how long the project was extended by the Spanish government. A scarce and lovely chart. $650
"Spain & Portugal." Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1825. 8 3/4 x 11 1/4. Engraving by Young & Delleker. Full original hand color. Excellent condition.
A bright, colorful map with good detail despite its small size. From one of the important Philadelphia publishers of the early nineteenth century. $55
Maps by Sidney Hall. London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green, 1828-29. Engravings. Original outline color. Very good condition. Two handsome and very detailed maps of the Iberian peninsula by British cartographer Sidney Hall, issued in London from 1828-9. Though other countries, including the United States, had by then developed cartographic industries of considerable quality, British map publishers were still the best in the world in the 1820s. These maps show why, with clear and precise engraving depicting copious up-to-date information. These maps are a development of the Cary maps of 1801, with more and newer information and brighter hand color.
Spanish and Portuguese city plans by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. London: SDUK, 1830-40. All ca. 12 x 15. Engravings. Original outline hand-coloring. Some minor chipping in some margins. Very good condition, except as noted.
Detailed and clearly drawn maps of major cities of Spain and Portugal by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge (SDUK). This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up-to-date information and the enhancing of geographical understanding. These precise views of 19th-century geography are splendid examples of the Society's work. Each city map shows the streets, topography and major buildings of the city depicted. Also included are either inset views of the city and its buildings or a series of sketches of the facades of major buildings. Decorative and informative.
David H. Burr. "Spain & Portugal." From Universal Atlas. New York: Thomas Illman, 1834. 10 3/8 x 12 1/2. Engraving. Full original color. Very good condition.
An excellent map of Spain and Portugal by David H. Burr, one of the most important American cartographers of the first part of the nineteenth century. Having studied under Simeon DeWitt, Burr produced the second state atlas issued in the United States, of New York in 1829. He was then appointed to be geographer for the U.S. Post Office and later geographer to the House of Representatives. As a careful geographer, Burr is careful in this map to put in only information for which he felt there was a scientific basis. Burr's maps are scarce and quite desirable. $125
"Ancient Spain and Portugal." London: Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, 1838. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4. Engraving. Original outline color. Excellent condition.
A highly detailed map of Spain and Portugal from the interesting atlas issued by the "S.D.U.K." $45
Samuel Griswold Goodrich (1793-1860). "Spain, Portugal." From A General Atlas of the World. Boston: C.D. Strong, 1841. 4 1/4 x 5 3/4 (sight). Engraved by G.W. Boynton.
This precisely engraved map has a wealth of detail despite its size. Primarily used for educational purposes, major population centers, roads, and some topography are shown. Interestingly, the prime meridian is Washington, D.C. $30
J. Dower. "Spain & Portugal." From A New General Atlas of the World. London: Henry Teesdale & Co., 1842. 13 1/4 x 16 1/4. Engraving by J. Dower. Original outline color. Very good condition.
A handsome map of Spain and Portugal by British cartographer J. Dower. This map is typical of British cartographers of the period, with clear and precise engraving depicting copious up-to-date information. Towns, rivers, roads, political boundaries and topography are shown from throughout. The hand coloring, beautifully applied, makes this map as handsome as it is interesting. $150
Henry S. Tanner. "Spain and Portugal." From New Universal Atlas. Philadelphia: Carey & Hart, 1843. 11 5/8 x 15 1/4. Full original hand coloring. Very good condition. With inset lower right: "Environs of Madrid."
An excellent map of Spain anh Portugal by the great American cartographer, Henry Schenck Tanner. In 1816, Henry, his brother Benjamin, John Vallance and Francis Kearny formed an engraving firm in Philadelphia. Having had experience at map engraving through his work with John Melish, Tanner conceived of the idea of compiling and publishing an American Atlas, which was begun in 1819 by Tanner, Vallance, Kearny & Co. Soon Tanner took over the project on his own, and thus began his career as cartographic publisher. The American Atlas was a huge success, and this inspired Tanner to produce his Universal Atlas, of more manageable size. The atlas contained excellent maps of all parts of the world. All details are clearly presented, and these include towns, rivers, mountains, political boundaries and the transportation information. In 1841, Carey & Hart issued an edition of the atlas, and the maps were later purchased by S. Augustus Mitchell, and then Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. $175
"Spain and Portugal." Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850. 12 3/4 x 15 3/4. Lithograph. Full original hand color. Excellent condition.
A strongly colored map from the middle of the nineteenth century. One of the last of the more 'antique' looking maps. $75
"Spain and Portugal." Philadelphia: Charles Desilver, 1856. 12 1/2 x 15 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. Very good condition. With decorative border.
Charles Desilver, one of the many publishers working in Philadelphia during the mid-nineteenth century, issued an atlas of maps based on the famous Tanner-Mitchell-Cowperthwait series. Desilver used much the same information as originally drawn in the 1840s, but updated the maps with new roads, towns, and other information. This map is typical of the rather unusual and scarce Desilver atlas. Inset showing the "Environs of Madrid." An attractive and fascinating document of these countries. $75
"Spain & Portugal." Philadelphia: Wm. M. Bradley & Bros., 1886. 16 1/2 x 22 1/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. A few chips and short tears in wide margins. Otherwise, very good condition.
A handsome a highly detailed map of the peninsula from near the end of the nineteenth century. Details of small towns and roads, railroads and canals is particularly impressive. $150
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