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  AMERICA 
 North America 

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 • €225 rates)


SEALE, Richard William. [North America with California as an Island]
A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best Observations London: John & Paul Knapton, 1744. Coloured. 385 x 480mm. Narrow top margin.
Map of North America showing a very late example of the most famous cartographical mistake, California as an island, a myth that lasted one and a half centuries.. Other cartographical mistakes include the Straits of Anian, Frobisher’s Strait in Greenland and Lake Nicaragua, which opens into the Caribbean and almost reaches the pacific. McLAUGHLIN: 227.
[Ref: 18897]    £1,350.00 ($1,732 • €1,516 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The first printed map to accurately map the Mississippi River]
Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles, du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi. Dressée Sur un grand nombre de memoires principalem.t sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur... 1703. Paris: Philippe Buache, 1745. Original colour. 485 x 660mm. Slighlty trimmed at bottom margin.
An important map of North America, engraved by Simoneau from a map compiled by De L'Isle from the latest French discoveries. As geographer to the Royal Academy of Sciences De L'Isle had early access to the papers of French explorers, including the Jesuits in Canada and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the founder of Louisiana. This important detail includes the tribuataries of the Mississippi and the correct location of the delta (which had been discovered but lost by La Salle), with an abundance of named Indian villages, and even the location of Biloxi ('Fort des Bilocchi'), founded in 1699. First published in 1703, this example has Buache's imprint lower right.
[Ref: 16832]    £1,500.00 ($1,925 • €1,685 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The Great Lakes, marking 'Checagou']
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada Par Mr. Bellin... Nuremberg, 1755. Coloured. 450 x 550mm, with wide margins.
A scarce map of the Great Lakes after the French cartographer Bellin, published the year before the start of the 'Seven Years' War (or 'French and Indian War'), in which the British drove the French from mainland Canada. The 'R. et Port de Checagou' is marked, as are tribal lands and the various tributaries of the Mississippi River.
[Ref: 18892]    £1,750.00 ($2,245 • €1,965 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of North America]
Nova Orbis sive America Septentrionalis, divisa per sua Regna Provinc: et Insul: cura et opera. Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Fine original colour. 270 x 210mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of North America, engraved by Lotter. The continent is compacted laterally, and California is depicted as an Island. Decorative cartouche with native Americans and birds.
[Ref: 14738]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


BUACHE, Philippe. [18th century map of the North Pacific]
Carte des Nouvelles Découvertes au Nord de la Mer Du Sud, Tant à l'Est de la Sibérie et du Kamtchatka, Qu'à l'Ouest de la Nouvelle France. Venice: Fracesco Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 470 x 650mm. A superb example.
A Venetian edition of the infamous map of the North Pacific that introduced the 'Mer de l'Ouest' to cartography. It was compiled by Buache from the work of Joseph de L'Isle, showing the coasts of Asia south to Japan and America to Yucatan. While it shows some important discoveries by the Russians on the Asian side of the Bering Strait, it also included the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte and Juan de Fuca, including a vast inland sea, the 'Mer de L'Ouest', in Canada and a waterway stretching from the Pacific almost to Baffin's Bay. Copied extensively by other French mapmakers, the myth was finally disproved by English explorers James Cook & George Vancouver. De L'Isle spent much of his career in Russia, producing the 'Atlas Russicus' (the first Russian atlas) with Ivan Kyrilov and founding the 'Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg'. He returned to Paris is 1747 with a large map collection, including (unfortunately for the reputation of French cartography) the manuscript of this map of the north Pacific, which he presented to a public assembly of the French Academy of Sciences in 1750. TOOLEY: French Mapping of America (MCC 33), Item 103.
[Ref: 18579]    £850.00 ($1,091 • €955 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the Great Lakes]
I. Laghi del Canada. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Canada's lakes engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various lakes and regions.
[Ref: 12967]    £650.00 ($834 • €730 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the North West Passage & Bering Straits]
Nuovo sistema combinate dalle Scoperto de Russi dell'Ammiraglia della Fonte, di M. Delisle ed altri per le Parti Nord Ouest dell'America, e Nord Est dell'Asia approvato dalla Reale Accademia dell Sceinzxe di Parigi. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 75mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, the fictitious North West Passage and the the Bering Straits. Engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions. These were printed in the year that Cook entered the Bering Straits.
[Ref: 12995]    £650.00 ($834 • €730 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Labrador & Arctic America]
B. d'Hudson, Labrador, e b di Baffins. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of Labrador and one of Arctic America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13014]    £375.00 ($481 • €421 rates)


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. [The first folio map to show Cook's discoveries in the North Pacific, including Hawaii]
Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780. Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm.
An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled.
[Ref: 18095]    £1,000.00 ($1,283 • €1,123 rates)


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