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  AMERICA 
 South America 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Cayenne]
Isle de Cayenne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
A mniniature map of Cayenne, 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. There is a dramatic sea battle shown off the coast.
[Ref: 13119]    £65.00 ($79 • €71 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Venezuela]
Castille Neuve ou Castille d' Or. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm.
Miniature map showing Venezuela, part of Columbia, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13126]    £110.00 ($134 • €120 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of South America]
Amerique Meridionale. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso. A fine example.
Miniature map of South America from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. Embellished with scenes of local customs inland, several vessels and a title cartouche.
[Ref: 19099]    £130.00 ($158 • €142 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Guiana]
Guaina. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German.
[Ref: 8936]    £90.00 ($109 • €98 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Argentina]
[Tucuman.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map of northern Argentina, with a letterpress text in German. Underneath is a woodcut of a boy blowing bubbles from a pipe.
[Ref: 8940]    £100.00 ($121 • €109 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [French chart of Cartagena and surrounds]
Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. 230 x 340mm. With a separate sheet of descriptive text.
Detailed plan of Cartagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
[Ref: 18422]    £220.00 ($267 • €240 rates)


CHIQUET, Jacques. [Early 18th century map of South America]
L' Amerique Meridionale qui fait l'autre Partie des Indes Occidentales, Dressée tres Exactement Suivant les Observations… Paris, 1719, original outline colour, 170 x 225mm. Plus separate page of text.
Map of South America with a vignette of a sea battle between native and European sailing vessels, and annotations at the bottom describing Magellan's discovery of the Straits of Magellan, during his circumnavigation in 1520 aboard the Victoria. Maps by Chiquet are relatively rare due to his short career during which he only published two atlases, both in 1719.
[Ref: 19318]    £225.00 ($273 • €246 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [South America]
L'Amerique Meridionale. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 485 x 585mm.
A fine map of South America with an ornate cartouche containing the title and scale.
[Ref: 13679]    £680.00 ($826 • €743 rates)


BEAURAIN, Jean de. [Contemporary separate-issue plan of the Battle of Cartagena de Indias]
Carte Topographique de la Baye Ville et Faubourg de Cartagene Avec les Forts et Batteries Nouvellement Etable pur servir a sa defense. Paris, 1741. 445 x 600mm.
Three maps relating to the British attack on Cartagena in April 1741, under Vice-Admiral Edward Vernon: the sea routes from England to the Americas; a plan of Cartagena Bay; and a plan of Cartagena itself. Four insets give details of the surrounding forts. Launched as part of the War of Jenkins' Ear (1739-48), the attack on Catagena was an attempt to dislodge the Spanish from their American possessions. The large British force was expecting an easy victory: with the fleet in place and some of the Spanish outposts overcome, Vernon sent Captain William Laws back to London with reports of his victory. Medals were struck showing Vernon taking the surrender of Spanish admiral Blas de Lezo, but soon afterwards horrifying news came from America. Vernon had failed to capture the city and had withdrawn to Jamaica, defeated by disease, particularly yellow fever. George II was appalled and ordered Robert Walpole to prohibit news of the disaster from being published. Despite this and the withdrawal of the celebratory medals from circulation, the government fell. The annotation at the bottom left refers to the map as "The place where the English were beaten on 20 April, 1741."
[Ref: 19578]    £2,250.00 ($2,732 • €2,459 rates)


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]    £250.00 ($304 • €273 rates)


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