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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

MOUNT & PAGE. [A British chart of the Lesser Antilles]
A Chart of the Caribe Islands. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 530mm.
A chart of the Lesser Antilles, orientated with north to the right, showing from Puerto Rico south to Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria. This example comes from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 15696]    £700.00 ($938 • €797 rates)


 Central America 

MOUNT & PAGE. [Map of the Scottish Darien Scheme]
An Exact Draught of the Gulf of Darien & the Coast to Porto Bello with Panama In the South Sea & the Scotch Settlement in Calledonia. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 540mm.
An English chart of the Panama Isthmus, with most cartographic detail on the Caribbean coast, but marking Panama City on the west coast. However, of most interest is the depiction of 'New Caledonia', the Scottish colony on the Isthmus of Darien, shown here in a large inset despite the failure of the colony nearly half-a-century before. The Darien Scheme was an attempt by Scotland to have international trade independent of England. Led by William Paterson (1658-1719, one of the founders of the Bank of England) the plan was to create a trading base on Panama to receive goods from the Far East transported across the isthmus. 'New Edinburgh' was established in 1698, but, due to a bad choice of location, disease, the unhelpfulness of the English and military action by the Spanish, the colony collapsed in 1700, at a cost to Scotland of half a million pounds. Part of the deal for the Act of Union in 1707 was that the losses of the investors would be met by England. Despite this failure the cartographer here still has hopes for the scheme: around the 'Trato River', leading of the southern end of the Gulf of Darien (Uraba) are notes of explorers, for example 'These Indians are best Aquainted with ye Countrey' and This River runns into the Bowels of the Countrey'. This chart was first published in the 1737 edition of 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation... Also, a New Description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina'. The original title read '...Porto Bella with a perticular Draught of the Scotch Settlement...'; Shirley lists a 1749 edition in the British Library as the first appearence of this state. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15468]    £550.00 ($737 • €626 rates)


 South America 

MOUNT & PAGE. [An 18th century chart of Guiana and Surinam]
A Draught of the Coast of Guiana, From the River Oronoque To the River Amazones. The River Oronoque From the Entrance thereof to St Thomas's. The River Surinam and places adjacent. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 450 x 565mm.
Three charts on one sheet:, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16049]    £450.00 ($603 • €513 rates)


  BRITISH ISLES 
 England 

MOUNT & PAGE. [An important chart of the east coasts of England]
A Chart for the Newcastle Trade Describeing the Sea Coasts of England from the South Foreland to New:castle w.th the Soundings, Sands, Shoals, Harbours Buoys Beacons and Seamarks, upon ye said Coasts. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1747. Two sheets conjined, total 510 x 1000mm.
The east coast of England, orientatedwith north to the right, showing from Hythe in Kent to Tynemouth in what was Northumberland, also showing the Thames to London. Insets show the Harwich roads, the Yarmouth Sands and a detail of the coast from Sunderland to Blyth. This chart was first published in Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Second Book' in 1729. It was replaced with a copy engraved by Mynde in 1770.
[Ref: 15582]    £650.00 ($871 • €740 rates)


  EUROPE 
 Central Italy 

MOUNT, William & PAGE, Thomas. [Portulan of Ancona and surrounding areas]
A Description of the Sea-Coast in the Adriatick-Sea, or the Gulf of Venice. London, c.1740, coloured, page size 465 x 292mm.
From the "English Pilot, Part III", first published by John Seller in 1677. Over the years Mount & Page had replaced a few of the charts, but still many of the charts were seriously outdated. However this was still the best English sea-atlas of the Mediterranean. A double page with numerous coastal profiles pertaining to the Adriatic, with a plan of the port of Ancona with a compass rose and rhumb lines and text relating to local navigation
[Ref: 8908]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


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