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ID Number: 106
Paris etc.
Desnos, Louis Charles
1771
$175.
A very decorative map of the area around Paris surrounded by an ornate border. Text panels are glued into the blank area provided in this format that was made familiar by Brion de la Tour. Would frame and display beautifully.

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ID Number: 107
Amsterdam
SDUK Society for the Difusion of Useful Knowledge
1834
$150.
This is a fine example of the city maps produced by the SDUK in the first half of the 19th century. Many individual buildings are shown and named. Along the bottom is a profile view of some of the principal buildings. At the top is an inset of a smaller scale map showing where the city is situated.

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ID Number: 110
Paris
Colton, J.H.
1855
$100.
An attractive uncolored map of Paris and the surrounding area. Many other Colton maps of this era are available but unlisted.

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ID Number: 111
Tuscany & the Papal States
Homann Heirs
1748
$665.
This map by the Homann firm centers on Tuscany and the States of the Church. It is done in the bold German style with extensive detail. The area covered is from just south of Rome to the mouth of the Po River.

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ID Number: 112
Italy
Wells, Edward
1704
$725.
This map of Italy appeared in Edward Wells' A New Sett of Maps both of Ancient and Present Geography, and was published in 1704. Wells was a tutor to William, Duke of Glocester, and dedicated these maps to him.

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ID Number: 113
Venice & Veneto
Ruscelli, Girolamo
1561
$195.
This is a very early example of a copperplate engraving,. The area covered is the Gulf of Venice and the Veneto as far as Lake Garda

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ID Number: 114
Italy
Blair, John
1794
$435.
Reverend John Blair first published his Chronology and History of the World in 1754. This map was from an edition issued shortly after his death. This map depicts all of mainland Italy showing the place names in Roman times.

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ID Number: 117
Champagne and surroundings
Homann, Jean Baptiste
1740
$275.
The Champagne district in the classic Homann style, with strong color. The upper left has an inset with views of Reims and Troyes.

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ID Number: 159
British Isles
Chatelain, Henri Abraham
1719
$825.
This attractive map shows the British Isles and features double hemisphere maps of the world, each measuring five inches across. The world map shows California as an island. Panels at either side of the main map block are headed by the coats of Arms for England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Those columns contain information about cities, towns, and rivers in the islands. Text blocks within the main map block contain general information and brief histories of the countries. The map is attractively double matted and framed in green and black.

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ID Number: 160
Venice
Chatelain, Henri Abraham
1720
$1250.
This beautiful and detailed birds eye view of Venice features a bustling harbor filled with ships. Many individual buildings which still exist are readily identifiable. The panels at the bottom feature information on the leading families of the city.

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