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  AMERICA 
 South America 

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 ($139 • €126 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 ($165 • €149 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 ($114 • €103 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 ($279 • €253 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 ($285 • €259 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 ($862 • €781 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 ($2,851 • €2,585 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 ($317 • €287 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, GILLES [18th Century French map of South America]
Amerique Méridionale, dressee, sur les Memoires les plus recents et assujetie aux observations astronomique. Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy fils de Mr. Robert Geographe ordin. du Roy. Avec Privilege. 1750. Paris, c.1750. Original outline colour. 500 x 630mm. A very fine and crisp impression.
South America with extensive detail of rivers and lakes and numerous place names, primarily along the coast. Decorative cartouche showing an Indian woman, fruits, parrot and alligator.
[Ref: 15590]    £280.00 ($355 • €322 rates)


PETROSCHI, Giovanni. [An important map of the 'War of the Seven Reductions']
Paraquariæ Provinciæ Soc. Jesu cum adiacentib. Novissima Descriptio. Post iteratas peregrinationes, & plures observationes Patrum Missionariorum eiusdem Soc. tum huius Provinciæ, cum & Peruanæ accuratissime delineata, & emendata Ann. 1732. Rome, 1760. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 745 x 550mm.
An important map of Paraguay , showing the Spanish towns (including those destroyed) and native villages. Engraved by Petroschi in 1732, this example comes from the second edition of 1760. During the 17th & early 18th centuries the Jesuits can created an empire in the region, founding 'Jesuit Reductions', colonies of Guaraní natives converted to Christianity utilised as workers. In the account that accompanied Juan Francisco D'Avila's map of 1732 the population of the reductions was recorded as 141,242. The wealth of the reductions was envied by the Spanish and Portuguese and in 1754 the Jesuits surrendered control, but force was needed to force the Guaraní to leave the missions. In 1756 a joint force of 3,000 Spanish and Portuguese soldiers fought a pitched battle with the Guaraní, killing 1,500 for the loss of 4 troops. This new version of D'Avila's map, drawn by Jesuit cartographer Giovanni Petroschi (1715-66), records the aftermath, prior to the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish territories in 1767.
[Ref: 19269]    £2,500.00 ($3,168 • €2,873 rates)


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