Catalogues

Browse, download, and buy our printed catalogues specialising in rare maps, atlases, globes, and planetaria. You may also browse our occasional digital short lists, and fair catalogues here.

Catalogue XXVII: Hollar

Published: 24 May 2022

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We are delighted to present our latest catalogue: Hollarcomprising a single-owner collection of works by the master etcher: from maps, topographical views, and architectural drawings, to portraits, records of the latest fashion, and studies of animals.

Online Catalogue: New York, Spring 2022

Published: 5 April 2022

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Online Catalogue: Journey to the East -《东游记》

Published: 18 February 2022

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Our latest catalogue in Chinese: 东游记 — Journey to the East; exploring the attempts of the English, Dutch, and French, to dominate and control the lucrative Spice Trade.

Catalogue XXVI: L is for London

Published: 25 October 2021

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A new catalogue focusing on London, including a selection of Frost Fair prints, large-scale plans of London boroughs, and the first printed depiction of Elizabeth I as queen.

Catalogue XXV: T is for Tradecard

Published: 20 October 2021

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Popular from the end of the seventeenth century in London and Paris, trade cards performed the dual functions of advertisements and maps, directing the public to the merchants’ stores – often with rambling descriptions to help locate the business in an era where formal street address numbers were rare. Trade cards were sufficiently small so that they could be carried in the gentleman’s pocket or lady’s purse.

Catalogue XXIV: M is for Mapmaker

Published: 19 October 2021

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Ten years in the making, this collection of cartographic ephemera — including advertisements, catalogues, manuscript correspondence, portraits, price lists, and trade cards — physically illustrates the struggles, exchanges and e orts of some of the leading gures of the map trade over the past five centuries.

Catalogue XXIII: Journey to the East

Published: 10 September 2021

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The world’s obsession with discovering the exotic source of cinnamon and other elusive spices grew throughout the Roman era and into the medieval period, defining what it meant to be wealthy and powerful. From India to Europe the trade had a profound social, emotional and economic impact; giving rise to some of the first truly international trade routes, and shaping the structure of the world economy in a way that can still be felt today.

Online Catalogue: Mapping Southeast Asia

Published: 9 September 2021

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An online catalogue containing maps of the region from Ptolemy to Cook.

Catalogue XXII: The Harisse Codex

Published: 3 February 2020

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A magnificent portolan atlas by Battista Agnese in its original binding, inscribed and attributed to Agnese by the eminent bibliographer Henry Harisse.

Catalogue XXI: The Atlas Le Mire/​Cobenzl

Published: 17 January 2020

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An unique, 20 volume monumental grand composite atlas in magnificent condition, compiled by Pierre Jean le Mire (d1753), Canon of the Collegiate Church of Saint Vincent de Soignies in Hainaut.

Catalogue XX: Globalization

Published: 6 January 2020

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The globes within these pages are far more than guides to geography and astronomy; they offer a glimpse into history. Observe how land, sea and stars shift over the course of 500 years, as human endeavour and ingenuity gradually uncovered more about the world around us.

Catalogue XIX: The Middle Kingdom 中國

Published: 31 January 2019

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Our first bilingual catalogue, and the first dedicated to China: The Middle Kingdom 中國. The catalogue presents an eclectic collection of maps, charts and books related to China spanning the thirteenth to twentieth centuries, reviving different perspectives of Chinese scholars and cartographers, Jesuit missionaries and representatives of the British Empire

Catalogue XVIII: X Marks the Spot

Published: 8 November 2018

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The catalogue examines the role of pirates, privateers, buccaneers and freebooters in the tumultuous relationships between European countries as they expanded their trade and territories beyond their borders.

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