RMABA Rocky Mountain Book and Paper Fair

Featured items that Antique Atlas plans to bring to RMBPF 2010.
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Antique Atlas
Gary Hudson
35 Frazier Road Riverside AL 35135
Atlases, Maps, Books of Exploration
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Sebastian Munster (1488 - 1552)
Published in Basel by Petrus, 1545

Second edition (first in 1544) of one of the most successful descriptions of the world ever, and certainly the most successful of the 16th century. 28 double page woodcut maps; 818 pages, 725 woodcut text illustrations (complete). In folio, contemporary blind-tooled pigskin over wooden boards. $50,000
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Isaac Frost
Muggletonian Planetary Charts [lot of 6]

Elegant set of prints contrasting the view of the solar system derived from the Holy Scriptures to the opposing view of Newton produced for the Muggleton sect (a small English religious sect that objected to modern science, in particular heliocentric astronomy and Newtonian physics). The producer of these prints, Isaac Frost, was a scientist and prominent member of the sect. These charts are authentic Baxter prints, printed in color by a patented process using oil pigments. While producing beautiful gradations of color, it was far too expensive to use commercially. These prints are among the scarcest of known Baxter prints, meant to be circulated only among members of the sect. $2,000
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"Haemisphaerium stellatum boreale antiquum"
Full hemispheric map of the ancient Greek constellations of the northern sky. Original hand color. Published in Amsterdam, 1708. $6,500.
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"Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, Sive Atlas Norvs" [title page]

Published in Amsterdam, 1645
Title page from Blaeu's famous atlas. Blaeu maps are among the most sought after in the world, representing the height of Dutch cartography. The Blaeu family business flourished for more than 40 years before a fire destroyed their premises in 1672 and ruined the firm. Original color with gold highlights. $1,250.00
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Sonnis, Jean
"Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica as Hydrographica Tabula"

Published in Lyon, 1645. 15" x 21" (H x W)
Scarce map drawn from Melchior Tavernier's map of 1643. The double hemisphere is framed by large, dramatic banners showing equivalent degrees in French and German miles. Small celestial charts at top and bottom further embellish the map as do vignettes in the corners depicting the elements; an eagle for Air, an Iguana for Fire, a whale for Water, and an African savanna scene for Earth. California is shown as an island. The mythical island of Frisland is shown below Greenland, which is firmly attached to North America. Korea is shown as an island, and a oversize Japan configuration lies below the Straight of Anian. A large southern continent is embellished. Fine. $9,000

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