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  AMERICA 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A monumental wall map of the Pacific and America]
Carte très curieuse de la Mer du Sud, contenant des Remarques Nouvelles et très utiles non seulement sur des Ports et Îles de cette Mer, mais aussy sur les principaux Pays de l'Amerique tant Septentrionale que Méridionale en a été faite. Amsterdam, 1719. Four sheets conjoined, total 830 x 1410mm. A superb example.
A large map of the western hemisphere, centred on the Americas but showing the coasts of Western Europe & Africa on the right, China & Japan on the left, with the partial outlines of Australia & New Zealand. California is shown as an island, but the north of the island has lighter shading to suggest doubt, as has the western half of the Terra del Fuego. Jesso and Companies Land are also shown above Japan, but two large vignettes of beavers cover the gap between Asia and America. Other vignettes include portraits of the most important explorers; plans of Panama, Acapulco, Mexico City & Havana; depictions of mining, panning for gold, sugar milling, a cod fishery and human sacrifice. The map was included in Chatelain's seven-volume 'Atlas Historique', published between 1705 and 1720. This encyclopedic work was devoted to the history and genealogy of the continents, with a text, written by Nicolas Gueudeville, on topics including geography, cosmography, topography, heraldry, and ethnography. GOSS: Mapping of North America 52, 'a veritable pictorial encyclopaedia of the western hemisphere'.
[Ref: 17821]    £12,000.00 ($15,720 • €13,560 rates)


 North America 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Early 18th Century map of North & Central America]
Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride... Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. 410 x 525mm.
Map of Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast. Showing from Newfoundland and the Great Lakes down to northern South America. This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Florida. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions and Hopi mesas
[Ref: 17203]    £750.00 ($983 • €848 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A descriptive plate about American tribes]
Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. 380 x 440mm.
A sheet of views, illustrations and engraved text relating to American tribes, including the Sioux and Illinois, describing how they hunted bison, their 'coats-of-arms', dancing and pipes. Also featured is a view of Niagara Falls, again with a descriptive text.
[Ref: 7768]    £250.00 ($328 • €283 rates)


  ASIA 
 Japan 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17371]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,413 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [An early 18th century map of Japan]
L'Empire du Japon, Tiré des Cartes des Japonnois. Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. 380 x 440mm. A fine, dark impression.
A map of Japan based on Reland's landmark map of 1715, with Japanese script naming the sixty-six provinces. Under the map is a large cartouche with the shields of the noble families of Japan and a text describing the Japanese sources for his map (although not mentioning Reland). To the right is an inset chart of Nagasaki Harbour. The map was published in the 'Atlas Historique' a seven-volume atlas that is usually attributed to Henri Abraham Châtelain; however Hubbard and other recent writers posit that it was his brother Zacherie who compiled the work. HUBBARD: 73.
[Ref: 17695]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,413 rates)


 Indonesia 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Capital of the Dutch East Indies on Java]
Vue et Description de Surate et de Batavia. Amsterdam, 1719, 375 x 220mm
Map with harbour and town view of Surate, on the northwest coast of India with a town plan of Batavia (Jakarta) present-day capital of Indonesia below; with text describing the eatures of both cities.Surate was the first English trading post in India and was known as a gold and extile center. Batavia was the capital of the Dutch East Indian trading empire during the period when the Dutch dominated trade from the famous Spice Islands. From the 'Atlas Historique'.
[Ref: 10931]    £170.00 ($223 • €192 rates)


 India 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Southern India]
Carte Nouvelle Des Terres De Cucan, De Canara, De Malabar, De Madura, Et De Coromandel... Amsterdam, 1720, 380 x 440mm
India south of Goa, from Chatelain's 'Atlas Historique et Méthodique', with three text boxes giving particulars of the region and its divisions. Interior details include the Western Ghats and wild animals among the forests and hills. After a map by H.Reland (1676-1718) a Utrecht professor who specialised in Asian languages, geography and religions.
[Ref: 14840]    £250.00 ($328 • €283 rates)


 Sri Lanka 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Early 18th century map of Sri Lanka]
Nouvelle Carte de l'Ile de Ceylon avec des Remarques Historiques. Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured, 390 x 435mm.
A map of Sri Lanka orientated with north to the right, showing Dutch forts and topography, with panels of descriptive text to upper and lower edges.
[Ref: 17417]    £650.00 ($852 • €735 rates)


 Arabia 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Temple at Mecca]
Le Temple de la Mecque avec une Description Exacte de tout ce qu'on y Voit & Des Ceremoniesqu'on y fait. Amsterdam, 1720. 380 x 440mm.
View of the Temple at Mecca with a key and two views of the interior.
[Ref: 17050]    £550.00 ($721 • €622 rates)


 Turkey 

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Prospect of the port of Izmir]
Description de la Ville de Smyrne. Amsterdam, 1705. 380 x 500mm. Fine impression, good margins.
A prospect of Izmir from the sea, with an engraved descriptive text underneath. The city was one the most important trading ports of the Ottoman empire from the late 16th century, with French, English, Dutch and Venetian traders being regular visitors.
[Ref: 16329]    £285.00 ($373 • €322 rates)


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