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  WORLD 
 World Maps 

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [A world map celebrating the voyage of Willem Schouten]
[Guilhelmi Schouten in australem oceanum expeditio.] Oppenheim: de Bry, c.1619. Engraved map 170 x 210mm, set in letterpress.
A double-hemisphere world map used as a frontispiece to De Bry's 'Pars Undecima Americæ' (Grand Voyages Part XI), which contained the account of the voyage of Willem Shouten (c.1567-1625) in which he was the first to round Cape Horn (1616). The map marks his route but has little other detail. The borders, on the other hand, are finely-engraved, with large portraits of Schouten and Magellan and medallion portraits of Francis Drake, Olivier van Noordt, Thomas Cavendish and Joris van Spilbergen. SHIRLEY: 301.
[Ref: 17013]    £950.00 ($1,330 • €1,074 rates)


  AMERICA 
 South America 

DE BRY, Theodore. [An early map of South America]
Americae Pars Magis Cognita. Frankfurt, 1592. 365 x 445mm. Narrow margins, some restoration to printed border, backed on japanese paper.
An important antique map of South America, published in the third part of De Bry's 'Grand Voyages' to illustrate the voyages of Johann van Staden & Jean de Lery in the mid-16th century. The mapping of South America is based on that of Peter Martyr, 1587, and Gastaldi's map from his edition of Ptolemy, 1561. The southern part of North America is taken from Le Moyne's map of Florida (also published by De Bry), although Cuba differs substantially.
[Ref: 12708]    £3,500.00 ($4,900 • €3,955 rates)


  DECORATIVE 
 Decorative Items 

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [Titlepage of Book V of De Bry's Grand Voyages]
Americæ pars Quinta. Nobilis & admiratione plena Hieronymi Bezoni Mediolanensis. Frankfurt, 1595. Sheet 310 x 220mm. Nick in left edge.
The engraved title to the second part of De Bry's printing of Girolamo Benzoni's 'Historia del Mundo Nuevo', an important first-hand account of the Spanish in America. Benzoni was in the Americas from 1541 to 1556, trying to make his fortune: his book detailed the day-to-day life of the colonies, at a time when the treatment of the natives was causing controversy back in Europe.
[Ref: 13261]    £500.00 ($700 • €565 rates)


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