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DE LORENZO, J.
[An uncommon Spanish sea chart of North Carolina] America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja IV. Carolina del Norte, desde El Cabo Fear hasta El Lago de Albermarle, segun los trabajos de loa Estados-Unidos ejecutados desde 1854 á 1857, y adiacionados en 1865. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.
A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Cape Fear north to Albermarle Sound. The lighthouses marked in colour. Further inland the railway from Wilmington to Goldsboro and on towards Halifax is marked.
($2,500 • €2,320 rates)
DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID.
[An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Georgia & South Carolina] America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja III. Georgia y Carolina del Sur, desde Savannah hasta Capo Fear, segun los trabajos de loa Estados Unidos ejecutados desde 1855 á 1857, con adiacionados y correcciones hasta 1860. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.
A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Savannah north to Cape Fear, with insets of Bulls Bay and Cape Island, both just north of Savannah. The lighthouses marked in colour. Inland the railways are marked.
($2,500 • €2,320 rates)
[Blue-back chart of the Eastern Seaboard] East Coast of North America from New York to Florida Strait. London, James Imray & Son, 1883. Touches of original colour. Three sheets conjoined, backed with blue paper, total 2045 x 1070mm. Some surface soiling.
A large 'blue-back' of the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Canaveral in Florida north to Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island. Insets include Cape Henlopen, Entrance to the Delaware, Entrance to the Chesapeake, Charleston & Mouth of the Savannah.
($1,563 • €1,450 rates)
[Blue-back chart of the Eastern Seaboard] Chart No 2. East Coast of North America from Cape Canso to Delaware Bay. London, James Imray & Son, 1883. Touches of original colour. Three sheets conjoined, backed with blue paper, total 1045 x 1890mm. Repaired tear.
A large 'blue-back' of the Eastern Seaboard from the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia south to Delaware Bay, with Philadelphia marked. Large insets show details of Massachusetts Bay, Portland and the Approach to New York from Seaward.
($625 • €580 rates)
[First state of Doncker's chart of California as an island] Pascaart vertoonende de Zeecusten van Chile, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California. Amsterdam, 1659. Original colour with later additions, with gold highlights. 435 x 540mm. A fine example.
The first state of this impressive chart of the west coast of America, which was updated the following year to show the Caribbean coast of Central America. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from a promontory called 'Aguebela de Cato' just north of California south to near Arica in Chile. However it is for its representation of California that this chart is so important, as it 'depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart' (Burden). Insets show two other great cartographical mysteries: the partial outline of Tasmania, according to Tasman; and the mythical island of Yedso to the north of Japan. A third insert shows the islands around the Ladrones. See KOEMAN Don 2 for the first atlas issue, in 'De Zee Atlas Of Water-Waerelt...'
($2,750 • €2,552 rates)
LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G.
[Port of Bucarelli, Alaska] Plan de L'Entrée du Port de Bucarelli, sur la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique... Paris, 1797. Coloured. 510 x 700mm.
A harbour in Alaska discovered in 1775 by the Spaniards la Quadra & Maurelle, at Latitude 55N the furthest north that Spanish explorers reached. Although this chart was engraved by Bouclet for La Pérouse's 'Voyage autour du Monde', it is based on Spanish manuscripts, not La Perouse's discoveries. It was included because La Pérouse believed it was a probable entrance to the North West Passage. WAGNER: 843.
($225 • €209 rates)
IMRAY, James & Son.
[Blue-Back Chart of the West Coast of the USA] West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco. London, 1870, on original blue backing paper, 1290 x 1020mm. Some tears repaired.
A superb and very detailed blue back chart of the coast of California, with insets of Sta Barbara, Bodega Bay, Monterey, San Francisco Bay, South Farallon, San Diego Bay, Guaymas, Amortajada Bay, Pulpito, Ballena Bay, Mangles Road, Pichilique, Salinas Bay, Port San Blas, Tomales Bay, S. Jose Del Cabo, Mazatlan, S. Pedro Bay and Magdalena Bay. With rhumb lines and numerous soundings.
($1,188 • €1,102 rates)
[Gulf Coast Sea Chart marking the "Republic of Texas"] Carta de las Costas de la Escambia, Alabama y Bocas de Rio Misisipi, la Luisiana, Tejas, con la Provincia del Nuevo Santander en el Golfo de Mejico... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1846. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Some restoration.
An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf Coast from San Fernando in Mexico to near what is now Panama City in Florida ('Escambia'). Of particular interest is the 'Republica de Tejas', appearing the year that it entered the Union, with Galveston and Corpus Christi named. The lighthouses are marked with original colour.
($6,250 • €5,800 rates)
[American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas] The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining.
An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.
($2,750 • €2,552 rates)
[An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA] Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although northing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
($2,000 • €1,856 rates)
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