A stationary sheet with extraordinary, elaborate watermarks featuring a portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed V Reshad and the imperial coat of arms, a curious work of court patronage. Stationary sheet bearing elaborate watermarks, original vertical centrefold (Good, a couple light irregular folds and a crease emanating from centrefold into watermarks, stain in lower-left side), 20.5 x 25.5 cm…
An extremely rare, large-format separately-issued map of Bulgaria that specifically details the nation’s international boundaries and border patrol infrastructure, printed in 1904 in Sofia for official use, during a tense period leading to major warfare in the region.
An amazing survivor – an early Istanbul opera broadside advertising the 1855 single-show performance of Gaetano Donizetti’s ‘Don Pasquale’ at the famous Naum Theatre in Pera (Beyoğlu), Constantinople, headlined by the legendary basso buffo singer Vincenzo Galli, published locally in Italian, Ottoman Turkish, Greek, Armenian and Armenian printed in the Ottoman Alphabet!
Srinagar, Kashmir, India / Indian Urbanism / Calcutta Imprint An extremely rare map of Srinagar and environs, the capital of Kashmir and famed as one of the most beautiful places in the world, the map full of intriguing cultural details, published in Calcutta by the Survey of India. Colour heliozincograph (Very Good, clean and bright with attractive colours,…
A rare, fascinating and historically significant map of what is today Ghana, showing the British Colony of the Gold Coast and the vast inland domains of the Ashanti Empire, a powerful, culturally sophisticated state that was long Britain’s arch-nemesis in West Africa; compiled and issued by the world-leading map house of Edward Stanford Ltd., it showcases the best knowledge…
A rare ephemeral program written in French, Armenian and Ottoman, was published for a for the matinée and evening performance of the Ottoman operetta Leblebici Horhor Aga, written by an Armenian author Tigran Tchoukhajian.
An extraordinarily rare discovery – an original, large military field manuscript map from the First Anglo-Afghan War (1839-42), depicted the region to the north of Kandahar, then, as now, a hotbed of tribal insurgency, made during the period of the ‘Derawat (Deh Ravod) Rebellion’ by Edward Sanders and Charles Frederick North, military engineers serving under General William Nott, the…
The first edition of the first map of the island of São Tomé to be predicated upon systematic triangulated surveys, by Gago Coutinho, who subsequently became a world famous aviator, published in Lisbon in 1922.
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