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  AMERICA 
 South America 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Guyana & Surinam]
The Coast of Guyana from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as the have been Explored by the French and Dutch Engineers With the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca. From the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyæna, in the Year 1781, when he Commanded in the Rivers Berbice, Essequebo, and Demerari, and Governed those colonies after their Conquest from the Dutch. London, William Faden, 1783. Original colour. 530 x 700mm.
The coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths. Captain Thompson was sent to Guyana to take control of the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo, after they had been taken from the Dutch. After preparing as much of the defences as he could with limited resources he sailed back to England to protect a convoy of English merchants. However, while he was gone a French squadron captured the colonies, so he was subjected to a courtmartial for leaving his post without orders. The court, held in April 1782, found him blameless and acquitted him. This map is dedicated to the 'merchants of Barbadoes and Guyana' for whom he risked so much. Throughout his career in the Navy he also wrote plays, songs and poetry: his writing has appeared in anthologies about slavery and naval sea-shanties.
[Ref: 7586]    £240.00 ($336 • €272 rates)


  AFRICA 
 Northern Africa 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Detailed map of Egypt]
Lower Egypt and the Adjacent Deserts with a part of Palestine; to which has been added the Nomenclature of the Roman Age. London, James Wyld, 1840. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, edged in green silk, folded into marbled endpapers with original cloth covers. 570 x 840mm.
Detailed map, extending from Arabs Bay to Acre.
[Ref: 12034]    £260.00 ($364 • €295 rates)


 Southern Africa 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Cape of Good Hope]
Das Vorgebirg der Guten Hofnung... Vienna, F.A. Schræmbl, 1789. Coloured. 520 x 355mm. Centerfold crease, very wide margins.
An Austrian version of De La Rochette's important map, first published by Faden in 1782. It marks the homesteads of many of the early Dutch settlers, the native kraals and the trails between the towns, and has a decorative title cartouche showing mounted Europeans hunting elephants with lances. See TOOLEY: Africa p.40, plate 30 & NORWICH: 225 for the first issue.
[Ref: 7587]    £425.00 ($595 • €482 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 British Islands 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Large chart of the Channel Islands]
A Chart of the Islands of Jersey and Guernsey, Sark, Herm and Alderney, with the Adjacent Coast of France. London, William Faden, 1781-94. Original colour. 720 x 530mm.
A very detailed chart of the Channel Islands, also showing Cherbourg, Mont St Michel & St Malo, with coastal profiles of the main islands. Although the engraved date is 1781 the map is printed on high-quality Whatman paper watermarked 1794.
[Ref: 16635]    £500.00 ($700 • €567 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Germany 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Wall Map of Germany]
Map of the Empire of Germany, Including all the States Comprehended Under that Name with the Kingdom of Prussia, &c. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original colour. Four sheets conjoined, total 1040 x 1240mm.
A very detailed map of Germany, with Switzerland and Austria, engraved by Thomas Kitchin, with a fine title cartouche.
[Ref: 7656]    £500.00 ($700 • €567 rates)


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