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 Polar Maps 

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Arctic]
[Die Nord=Pol-Lander...] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8946]    £180.00 ($232 • €197 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature antique map of the Americas, with California as an island]
Nouveau Continent ou Amerique. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Original antique map of America, with California as an island, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. McLAUGHLIN: 86, state 1.
[Ref: 12545]    £180.00 ($232 • €197 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Map of the Americas with a separately-printed border]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris: Desnos, 1766. Original colour. Total printed area 285 x 315mm.
A decorative map of the Americas with a decorative title cartouche and a frame-like printed border. The map shows the North West Passage as a waterway t the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 14330]    £220.00 ($283 • €241 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [The Western Hemisphere]
Hémisphère Occidental. Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 235 x 265mm, within extra border containing letterpress text pasted in.
A map of the Western Hemisphere from the 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique'. Despite the date Cook's mapping of New Zealand and Alaska is ignored: the 'Mer de l'Ouest' appears in north-west America.
[Ref: 7545]    £120.00 ($154 • €132 rates)

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [The Western Hemisphere]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 235 x 265mm, within extra border containing letterpress strip pasted in.
Map of the Americas which, despite the date, has not been updated to show the discoveries of Cook in the American north west of 1779. With a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 7523]    £160.00 ($206 • €175 rates)

BURDEN, Philip D. [Fine reference for the mapping of North America]
The Mapping of North America II 612 pages, 270 x 365 mm., bound in burgundy cloth with colour dustjacket. With 12 + 364 map entries, 12 colour plates and 392 black and white photographs
An essential reference work for collectors, dealers, institutions and researchers. The Mapping of North America II continues on from the first volume in documenting the printed cartographic record of the discovery of the continent from 1670 to 1700. Much has been written on the printed word in relation to America, and many works exist on the cartography of it. None however has attempted to comprehensively detail every known printed map. By 1670 European knowledge of the outline of the continent of North America varied considerably. Through the period of this book knowledge of its coastline and interior river system would improve immensely. Maps are one of the most fascinating media. They condense into one document an immense amount of information. Each map in this book is discussed in detail, with a description of both its publication and background history, including those of the cartographers, printers and publishers involved. The complicated network of sources is revealed and, if any explorations are recorded, a description of these is included too. Lastly, but by no means least, each entry is accompanied by a photograph.
[Ref: 7549]    £175.00 ($225 • €192 rates)

 North America 

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 ($322 • €274 rates)

RAPIN DE THOYRAS, Paul. [The British Empire]
Carte Generale des Royaumes, Etats & Domaines, Que les Rois & La Couronne de La Grande Bretagne ont Possédez ou Possédent en Europe en Afrique & en Amerique. The Hague: Durand & Dupard, c.1735. 415 x 515mm. Narrow right margin, as issued.
An outline map of the North Atlantic, marking British possessions in North America, the West Indies, Europe and Africa, published in Rapin's History of England. This work is better known through Nicholas Tindal's English translation.
[Ref: 9029]    £200.00 ($257 • €219 rates)

Anonymous. [Cook's voyage through the North Pacific]
Carte de la Partie Septentrionale de la Mer du Sud... Paris, c.1785. Coloured. 260 x 370mm. Repaired tear.
The north Pacific, with the route of Cook's Last Voyage marked. In 1778 he passed throught the Bering Strait but got blocked by the icepack. He turned south and met his death on Hawaii.
[Ref: 13562]    £150.00 ($193 • €164 rates)

BONNE, Rigobert. [Bering Strait]
Carte de L'Entrée de Norton et du Détroit de Bhering où l'on voit le Cap le plus Oriental de L'Asie et la pointe la plus occidentale de L'Amérique. Paris, 1787. Coloured. 250 x 360mm.
The Bering Straits and Norton Sound, Alaska, showing the two attempts of Captain Cook's ship to penetrate the Straits on his third & final, fatal, voyage, 1778-79.
[Ref: 10215]    £125.00 ($161 • €137 rates)

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