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The first atlas illustrated with woodcut maps

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; translated by ANGELUS, Jacobus, and edited by Nicolaus GERMANUS., 1482. 
£1,200,000
£960,000

The first printed sea atlas

SONETTI, Bartolomeo dalli, 1485. 
£400,000
£320,000

The first atlas wholly printed in colours, incorporating the first printed map to indicate Japan

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; Bernardus SYLVANUS, 1511. 
£150,000
£120,000

The geometrization of space: the most important of all the Ptolemy editions”

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; and Martin WALDSEEMULLER, 1513. 
£600,000
£480,000

First map in an edition of Ptolemy to name America”

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius, 1525. 
£75,000
£45,000

Servetus — the expurgated edition — with contemporary hand-colour

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; and Michael VILLANOVANUS, known as SERVETUS’, 1541. 
£200,000
£120,000

A Scottish astronomer of considerable reputation”

BASSANTIN, Jacques, 1557. 
£120,000
£96,000

Ruscelli’s Humanist translation of Ptolemy, including the first twin hemisphere world map in an atlas

PTOLEMAEUS, Claudius; Girolamo RUSCELLI., 1561. 
£12,500
£10,000

Bordone’s Isolario in contemporary binding

BORDONE, Benedetto di, 1565. 
£40,000
£24,000

The rutter for which all waggoners are named

WAGHENAER, Lucas Janszoon, 1586. 
£234,000
£187,200

A rare portolan atlas showing the shift in focus from the Mediterranean to northern Europe

DOSSAIGA, Jaime [DOUSAIGO, Jacques], 1590. 
£385,000
£308,000

A fine example of Camden’s Britannia in a contemporary binding

CAMDEN, William, 1600. 
£16,000
£12,800

Rare miniature atlas

BERTIUS, Petrus, 1603. 
£12,000
£7,200

The first atlas’

MERCATOR, Gerard; Jodocus HONDIUS, 1613. 
£100,000
£60,000

Poly-olbion

DRAYTON, Michael, 1613. 
£16,000
£9,600

From the inventory of the Van Keulen family of cartographers

CLOPPENBURG, Johannes, 1630. 
£60,000
£36,000
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