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Astronomical maps and atlases, rare celestial and terrestrial spheres dated to the XV-XVII centuries, old solar and lunar calendars...
 
Antique geographical and navigation charts, nautical maps, portolans dated to the VIII-XVIII centuries, ancient cities and places...
 
Medieval engravings, old drawings dated to the VIII - XVI centuries, geometry, mathematics, physics and antique mechanics...
 
Old anatomy and medicine drawings, ancient zoology, rare ornithology, botany, floristics and perfect japanese graphics...
 
Ancient parchments and scrolls, manuscripts, rare and little known book arts, incunabula collections...
 
Mythic and heraldic creatures, fictitious animals from ancient tales and forgotten legends ...
 
Mystical symbols, magic signs, hermetical texts, alchemical treatises, kabbalah, astrology and esoteric knowledges...
 
Famous artists and painters of the 18-19 centuries, perfect artworks, pictures, well-known oil paintings, sculptures, drawings...

Handmade engravings and maps on leather collection


Price: $2500,00

World map by Adam Friedrich Zürner 1700
This double hemispherical world map depicts the routes of explorers including Magellan, Dampier, Tasman and Chaumont. Relief is shown pictorially. The map is from "Atlas contractus sive mapparum geographicarum", published by Peter Schenck at the beginning of the 18th century.

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Price: $750,00

Decorative Emblem with Knight Feather Plume Helmet and Monogram on the Shield
Decorative Emblem with Knight Feather Plume Helmet and Monogram on the Shield (monogram letters can be customized)

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Price: $2000,00

Strait of Magellan by Zacharias Heyns
Exceptionally rare and early map of Magellan's Strait by Zacharias Heyns. It is the first accurate map of the Strait, and was compiled from the maps made by during the circumnavigation of the fleet by Mahu and de Cordes (1598-1600). A few copies of the Hondius first edition of 1606 still include Heyn's imprint.

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Price: $2000,00

America Retectio by Johannes Stradanus
Famous 16th Century allegorical scene comemorating the discovery of America, from an original drawing by Johannes Stradanus, a Flemish artist living in Italy and engraved by Adrian Collaert for Galle's Americae Retectio in 1585. The image was also re-issued in 1592 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Columbus' discovery of the New World. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $3000,00

World map by Philip Eckebrecht 1630
This very rare and unusual world map was conceived by the German cartographer Philip Eckebrecht at the request of his friend Johann Kepler. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $2000,00

Tabula Anemographica Seu Pixis Nautica
Rare engraved wind chart showing the compass disc divided in 32 sections, with text in six languages (Dutch, Spanish, French, Italian, Latin and Greek). Surrounding the compass are 31 small cherub heads arranged in successive ages from young to old, and four large heads, blowing winds on the compass and seasons. Very attractive original artwork. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1500,00

Universalis tabula iuxta Ptolemeum by Gerardus Mercator
This map was created by Gerardus Mercator and based on the Ptolemy earlier map. It was originally published in the 1578 in Duisburg. A wonderful map by the father of cartography. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $2000,00

Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula by John Seller
Map was made for The Sea Atlas, published in London, 1675. Author - John Seller(1658-1698). Original in the Library of Congress. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1000,00

A mapp of ye two hemispheres of ye heavens
This beautiful celestial chart is taken from a copper engraving by John Seller (English, ca. 1630-1697). Twin celestial hemispheres surrounded by the plane and signs of the zodiac. Published in Atlas cellestis, in London, 1680. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1500,00

Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae by Athanasius Kircher
...Ars magna lucis et umbrae, in X. libros digesta. Quibus admirandae lucis & umbrae in mundo, atque adeo universa natura, vires effectusque uti nova, ita varia novorum reconditiorumque speciminum exhibitione, ad varios mortalium usus, panduntur... A beautiful physics engraving from book "Ars Magna Lucis Et Umbrae, In X. Libros Digesta" published in Rome, 1665. Author - Athanasius Kircher. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $834,00

Cosmographical Glasse William Cunningham
The picture of the universe supported by Atlas, in William Cuningham's THE COSMOGRAPHICAL GLASSE published in 1559, shows how much "Western" astronomical tradition confused the model of the universe as in the armillary sphere with reality - a concept that persisted from the 3rd century BC to the mid-17th century.

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Price: $1250,00

Tabula Selenographica (plate #1)
A fascinating and decorative map of the visible side of the Moon dated 1647 (Plate #1). Author - Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687). Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1250,00

Tabula Selenographica by Johannes Hevelius (plate #2)
A fascinating and decorative map of the visible side of the Moon dated 1647 (Plate #2). Author - Johannes Hevelius (1611-1687). Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1500,00

Situs terrae circulis coelestibus circundatae by Andreas Cellarius
Astronomical chart featuring the earth as a globe, within a meridian and horizon ring, surrounded by a zodiac band showing the constellations in the apparent path of the sun. Larger celestial circles are shown. The margins are decorated in the Baroque manner with cherubs and classical women (one possibly Urania) studying astronomy with various scientific instruments, amidst clouds. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1000,00

Scenographia systematis mundani Ptolemaici by Andreas Cellarius
Cellarius' Scenographia Systematis Mundani Ptolemaici is a perspective rendering of the earth-centric solar system described by Ptolemy and accepted by the civilized world before Copernicus. Earth is rotated to show the entirety of the Old World of Europe, Asia and Africa. The sun and planets are on their earth-centered orbits. The celestial star sphere is a band of constellations surrounding the solar system. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $2000,00

Orbis terrae novissima descriptio by Jodocus Hondius
Rare double hemisphere map of the world. One of two maps of the world engraved by Jodocus Hondius for the Parisian publisher Jean Le Clerc in 1602. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1250,00

Virginiae item et Floridae by Jodocus Hondius
One of the most beautifully executed maps ever made of the Southeast of United States. In detail and in general conception it surpasses all earlier maps of the region. It was first published in 1606. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1250,00

Maris Pacifici by Abraham Ortelius
Maris Pacifici is the first dedicated map of the Pacific to be printed. It was drawn by Abraham Ortelius in 1589, and is based on Frans Hogenberg's map of America from the same year, and Vaz Dourado's 1568 description of Japan. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1000,00

Hemisphaerium orbis antiqui, cum zonis, circulis, et situ populorum diverso by Andreas Cellarius
A beautiful and decorative vellum pyro engraving showing the eastern hemisphere. Shows the continents as they were understood, with a wonderful simplicity, noting nations and some key cities. Throughout the map the different climate zones are noted from "Frigida Borealis" to "Torrida". Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1250,00

Americae sive novi orbis nova descriptio by Abraham Ortelius
One of the best-known and influential maps from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. The Archives of Ontario's version of this map originally came from the 1579 Latin edition of the atlas. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1500,00

The world in a clover leaf by Heinrich Bunting
The map shows a world divided into three parts (Europe, Asia and Africa), connected at a single central point: Jerusalem. This is essentially still the same symbolic map of the world as the one first devised by Saint Isidore in the seventh century. Isidore’s ’T and O’-shaped map, itself inspired by Scripture, influenced Christian European mapmaking up until the age of discovery. Artwork recreated as framed colored vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $1500,00

"Orbis terrae compendiosa descriptio" world map by Rumold Mercator
Gerard Mercator's great world map of 1569 was condensed into double hemispherical form by his son Rumold Mercator. The engraving is a model of clarity and neatness, with typical cursive flourishes to the lettering of the sea names.

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Price: $200,00

Map of Venice, Liber Chronicarum XLIIII
View of Venice, from Hartmann Schedel, Nuremburg Chronicle. Created by Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, ca. 1458-1494. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $200,00

Map of Vienna, Liber Chronicarum XCIX
View of Vienna, from Hartmann Schedel, Nuremburg Chronicle. Created by Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, ca. 1458-1494. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $200,00

Map of Rome, Liber Chronicarum LVIII by Hartmann Schedel
View of Rome, from Hartmann Schedel, Nuremburg Chronicle. Created by Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, ca. 1458-1494. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $200,00

Map of Salzburg, Liber Chronicarum CLIII by Hartmann Schedel
View of Salzburg, from Hartmann Schedel, Nuremburg Chronicle. Created by Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, ca. 1458-1494. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $200,00

Map of Krakow, Liber Chronicarum by Hartmann Schedel
View of Krakow, from Hartmann Schedel, Nuremburg Chronicle. Created by Michael Wolgemut, German, 1434-1519, and Wilhelm Pleydenwurff, German, ca. 1458-1494. Artwork recreated as framed handmade pyro engraving on leather.

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Price: $200,00

Islandia map by Abraham Ortelius
One of the best collector's maps. This example from the rare and legendary last edition of Ortelius' Theatrum, the 1612 Latin edition. A breathtaking example of one of the most spectacular and desirable of all early maps. Most sought-after and spectacular map of Iceland. Braided handmade pyro engraving.

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Price: $200,00

Ocean currents, volcanoes and undersea trenches by Eberhard Happel
“Die Ebbe und Fluth auff einer Flachen Landt-Karten furgestelt”. Very interesting collector's map published in Ulm, Germany (1687-1708). This unusual decorative map describes the ocean currents and the location of active volcanoes.

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Price: $650,00

Alexandria vetustissimum Aegypti emporium
A superb image of Alexandria, the famous Egyptian center of learning. From Braun and Hogenberg's "Civitates Orbis Terrarum". An excellent example in fine period. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $850,00

Occidentalis Americae partis by Theodore de Bry
Various legends on the map mark the four voyages of Christopher Columbus and make an early mention of the Gulf Stream. A cross marks "Gunahani" or Columbus's first landfall. This work was published by Theodor de Bry and is derived from the first part of Girolamo Benzoni, Historia del mondo nuovo, Venice, 1565. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $850,00

Europam sive celticam veterem by Abraham Ortelius
Possibly derived to some extent from Ortelius' own two sheet map of the Roman Empire, which appeared in 1571. Further, this map is based on classical sources, such as Salustius, Plinius, Herodotus, Strabo and Dionysius. This map belongs to a series of historical maps known as the Parergon Theatri which appeared from 1579 onwards, sometimes as a separate publication and sometimes incorporated in the Theatrum. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $650,00

Decorative world map by Sebastian Munster
Decorative example of Munster's map of the modern World, based upon Abraham Ortelius' world map. This map first appeared in the revised edition of Munster's Cosmographia in 1588 and was part of a revised group of maps largely based upon Ortelius. Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $300,00

Decorative engraving - models of the Universe by Ptolemy, Brahe, Kopernic, Descartes
The decorative engraving representing evolution of understanding in creation of model of the Universe from geocentric to the heliocentric.

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Price: $2000,00

Medieval illustration of Hell from Hortus deliciarum (XII century) by Herrad von Landsberg
Medieval illustration of Hell in the Hortus deliciarum manuscript of Herrad of Landsberg (about 1180). Artwork recreated as framed handmade vellum pyro engraving.

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Price: $350,00

Iceland bestiary #1 by Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius Iceland bestiary. Six ocean monsters series. Second monster marked (F). Vellum pyro engraving. Handmade artwork.

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Price: $350,00

Iceland bestiary #2 by Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius Iceland bestiary. Six ocean monsters series. Second monster marked (G). Vellum pyro engraving. Handmade artwork.

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Price: $300,00

Iceland bestiary #3 by Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius Iceland bestiary. Six ocean monsters series. Third monster marked (С). Leather pyro engraving. Handmade artwork.

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Price: $300,00

Iceland bestiary #4 by Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius Iceland bestiary. Six ocean monsters series. Fourth monster marked (H). Leather pyro engraving. Handmade artwork.

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Price: $300,00

Iceland bestiary #5 by Abraham Ortelius
Abraham Ortelius Iceland bestiary. Six ocean monsters series. Fifth monster marked (I). Leather pyro engraving. Handmade artwork.

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Price: $200,00

"Mad Hatter's Tea Party" by John Tenniel
Perfect illustration of "Alice in Wonderland" created by John Tenniel , english painter of XIX century in 1865. Framed handmade pyro engraving on leather.

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Price: $200,00

Illustration of "Alice in Wonderland" by John Tenniel
Perfect illustration of "Alice in Wonderland" created by John Tenniel , english painter of XIX century in 1865. Framed handmade pyro engraving on leather.

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