In this section we explore in more detail some of our favourite rare maps, atlases, and first editions of travels and voyages, as well as antique globes and scientific instruments.
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“The most spectacular contribution of the book-maker’s art to 16th-century science”
Petrus Apianus’s Astronomicum Caesareum
Maps of London
The city has been represented in a multitude of forms: London the glutton, purged by fire, the home of the rich as well as the poor, and a refuge and opportunity for strangers; a city not dissimilar to the one we inhabit ourselves.
From the astronomical library of Mary, Queen of Scots
Jacques Bassantin’s Astronomique discourse par Jacques Bassantin Escossois