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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

THOMSON, John. [The north eastern states of the USA]
Northern Provinces of the United States. Edinburgh: John Thomson, 1817. Original colour. 530 x 620mm.
A map of the United States from Pennsylvania and Delaware north to 'The District of Main', published only two years after the end of the War of 1812. Surprisingly for the date, there are still inaccuracies, particularly in the shapes of Vermont and Rhode Island. At the top is a vignette view of Niagara Falls.
[Ref: 18765]    £300.00 ($385 • €337 rates)


THOMSON, John. [Early 19th century map of he south eastern states of the USA]
Southern Provinces of the United States. Edinburgh: John Thomson, 1817. Original colour. 530 x 620mm.
A map of the United States from Virginia and Maryland south to ''West Florida'' and ''E. Florida', published only two years after the end of the War of 1812. Georgia still stretches to the Mississippi River, the year that Mississippi State entered the Union and two years before Alabama joined. Ohio is named but not delineated, despite entering the Union in 1803. At the top is a vignette view 'Chracteristic Scenery of the Hudson River', despite the New York region not being the focus of the map.
[Ref: 18766]    £650.00 ($834 • €730 rates)


TALLIS, John. [A town plan of New York from the mid-19th century]
New York. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Coloured. Steel engraving, printed area 530 x 360mm.
A detailed town plan of New York City, showing the city developed according to the Commissioner's Plan of 1811, but the building work ending around Madison Square. The planned layout continues to 41st Street. The map was published in the town plan supplement of the 'lllustrated Atlas', with six vignettes include a view of the city from Williamsburg and a New York paddle steamer. This is one of the most decorative town plans of the City to appear in an atlas in the 19th century. GOSS: Mapping of North America 81.
[Ref: 18940]    £1,300.00 ($1,668 • €1,460 rates)


 Canada 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Canada with vignette views]
British America. London: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Steel engraving. Original colour. Printed area 265 x 340mm. Trimmed, with loss of publication line.
Detailed map of Canada, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'. The map is within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Eskimos, whale fishing, a view of Boston and the ships 'Fury' and 'Hekla', vessels used by William Parry in his Arctic explorations.
[Ref: 18574]    £180.00 ($231 • €202 rates)


 West Indies 

LODGE, John. [18th century map of Barbados]
An Accurate Map of the Island of Barbadoes, in which the different Parishes are laid down ... London, c.1780. Coloured. 300 x 375mm.
Eighteenth century map of Barbados with an inset plan of Bridge Town and Carlisle Bay. The parishes of the Island are clearly delinieated.
[Ref: 18836]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


 Bermuda 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic collector's map of Bermuda in original colour]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1640, Latin edition. Original colour. 400 x 530mm.
A large paper copy of this fine map of the islands, based on Richard Norwood's map as published by John Speed in 1627. The plate has an interesting history: it was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II, the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the Speed plates and republished the Mercator atlas. When Jodocus II died in 1629 the plate was sold to Blaeu, forcing the Hondius firm to have another plate engraved. A miniature version of the island has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top of the map. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Bl 2; PALMER: p.8, plate III.
[Ref: 18983]    £2,000.00 ($2,566 • €2,246 rates)


 South America 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of South America]
America Meridionalis per sua regna provinc: et Ins... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Original colour with additions to cartouche. 200 x 265mm.
Decorative map of South America From Atlas Minor. Large cartouche which features a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife.
[Ref: 18949]    £280.00 ($359 • €314 rates)


CARTERET, Philip. [Alejandro Selkirk Island]
A view of the N.W. side of Mas-a-fuera. Wallis's Islands. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 195 x 320mm.
A coastal profile of Más Afuera (Farther Out to Sea), the most westerly of the island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. The island was renamed 'Alejandro Selkirk Island' in 1966, although Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on the nearby 'Isla Más a Tierra' (now Robinson Crusoe Island). The map was published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', which contained the official account of Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 13817]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


HODGES, William. [Cook's ship HMS Resolution at anchor in Tierra del Fuego]
Christmas Sound, Tierra del Fuego. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1777. 245 x 385mm.
Resolution spent Chrtistmas 1773 in a bay on the west of Tierra del Fuego before attempting to round Cape Horn. This sketch by Hodges, showing the ship dwarfed by the rocky coastline, was published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the offiical account of James Cook's Second Voyage. On this expedition (1772-5) he circumnavigated the world as far south as he could, attempting to locate any 'Terra Australis Incognita'.
[Ref: 17117]    £100.00 ($128 • €112 rates)


  ASIA 

FER, Nicolas de. [17th century miniature map of Asia]
L'Asie divisée en ses regions et principaux etats. Paris, 1685. Coloured. 150 x 180mm
Miniature map of Asia, engraved by Desbrulins for de Fer's 'Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie', first published the year before.
[Ref: 17837]    £220.00 ($282 • €247 rates)


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