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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

LIGON, RIchard. [Scarce French edition of an English map of Barbados]
Description Topographique et mesure de l'Isle des Barbades aux Indies Occidentales avec les Noms de ceux a qui appartiement les habitations. Paris, 1674. 390 x 550mm. Trimmed close to printed border lower right for binding, as issued, minor staining.
An early map of the English settlements in Barbados, marking the owners of the plantations. Richard Ligon (1585?-1662) lost his fortune in the upheavals of the English Civil War, finding himself a 'stranger in my own country'. He decided to leave for Barbados in 1647 but, having contracted a fever, returned to England in 1650, where his creditors had him imprisoned for debt. He started work on an account of his time in the West Indies, which was published as 'A True and Exact History of the Island of Barbadoes' in 1657. A second edition followed in 1673, with this French edition the following year where this rare antique map was issued.
[Ref: 12420]    £2,900.00 ($3,738 • €3,309 rates)


FRESCHOT, Casimir Don. [Extremely rare miniature map of the West Indies]
Antille (7) Isole nel.America, delli Spagnoli. Francesi, Ingilesi, Ollandesi, e de naturali del paese Venice: Giovanni Pare', c. 1680. 52 x 52mm. Trimmed from a large broadsheet. Very fine condition.
Don Casimir Freschot, a Benedictine Priest and author of about 50 books on history and Venice, composed a 'goose game', 'Geografia ridotta a giuoco per istruttione della giovane nobiltà veneziana', to facilitate "the teaching of geography to the young Venetian nobility", of which this map was a section. Engraved by Anton Francesco Lucini, this was probably the earliest geographical game to be published. The 'board' comprised 153 squares containing small maps, arranged in a spiral, with a plan of Venice at the centre. Above the game were four larger maps of the continents, the rules, including the prizes and forfeits for landing on squares, and a dedication. There is only one known complete example, in the Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana in Venice. Even incomplete examples are extremely rare. "Charta Geographica" magazine, vol.1, page 76; plus insert with facsimile broadsheet.
[Ref: 8407]    £650.00 ($838 • €742 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [The Caribbean]
Isles Antilles. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 130mm.
The West Indies and Caribbean, from Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10855]    £200.00 ($258 • €228 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of the Bahamas]
Isles Lucayes. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Miniature map of the Bahamas, decorated with a sea-battle, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. The sea is named 'Mer de Nort' or North sea, which was the name given to the Atlantic ocean at that time.
[Ref: 13120]    £160.00 ($206 • €183 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Bahamas]
Isles Lucayes. Frankfurt, c.1690, 150 x 105mm.
Chart of the Bahamas, decorated with a sea-battle. From a German edition of Mallet's "Description De L'Univers"
[Ref: 8716]    £120.00 ($155 • €137 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of the West Indies]
Insulæ Antilles. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8928]    £175.00 ($226 • €200 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [Hispaniola]
La Spagnuola. Venice, c.1696. 230 x 300mm, set in text.
Hispaniola, from the 'Isolario'.
[Ref: 7853]    £300.00 ($387 • €342 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [Early 18th century map of Martinique]
L'Isle de la Martinique. Paris, 1704. 260 x 360mm. With a separate sheet of desriptive text. Narrow margin at top due to the size of the plate.
A map of Martinique, engraved by Starckmann, with an extensive key.
[Ref: 18419]    £250.00 ($322 • €285 rates)


OTTENS, Joachim. [Early 18th century map of the Caribbean Islands]
Tabula Novissima atque accuratissima Caraibicarum insularum sive Cannibalum quæ etiam Antillae Gallicae dicuntur... Amsterdam, Joachim Ottens, c.1710. Original colour. 590 x 500mm.
A detailed map of the Windward Islands from Guadeloupe south to Grenada, including the small islands of Mustiques and Union, with a large inset map of Martinique. Grenada has been moved north and is shown west of Carriacou, so that it fits on the sheet. This map is usually seen as published by Joachim's two sons, Reiner & Josua.
[Ref: 17440]    £1,200.00 ($1,547 • €1,369 rates)


FORD, Richard. [A rare English map of Barbados]
A New Map of the Island of Barbados, wherein every Parish, Plantation, Watermill, Windmill and Cattlemill is described with the name of the Present possessor and all things els Remarkable according to a Late Exact Survey thereof. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 485 x 570mm. Binding folds flattened, some creasing upper left.
An extremely influencial map of Barbados, orientated with north to the right, with four inset town plans ('Bridge Toun', 'Ostines Toun', 'Hale Toun', and, without a border in the sea, 'Speights Toun'. Bottom right, within a border featuring allegorical figures of Britannia & Ceres and the arms of George I, is 'A New Description of the Island of Barbados'. Other decorations include a compass rose, a scale cartouche featuring cherubs and carouches for the publisher's inscription and key. On the map the owner of each plantaion is named and there are depictions of sugarcane, pineapples, 'bennawno' (banana trees, Indian corn, a pawpaw, and apparently cotton plants and palm trees. The map was surveyed by Richard Ford (or Forde) and first published c.1674 by London publishers John Overton, Robert Morden, William Berry, and Thomas Pask. Soon afterwards the plate was bought by Philip Lea and John Seller. Despite the lifespan of the plate this is a very scarce map.
[Ref: 16282]    £8,000.00 ($10,312 • €9,128 rates)


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