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  AMERICA 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's third plate of the Americas]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1598, Latin text edition. 355 x 480mm. Excellent impression, wide margins.
Classic antique map of the Americas printed from the last of three plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, now with the famous extra bulge in South America removed and an extra cartouche over Anian. There is an engraved date of 1587 bottom right, and examples of the plate appeared in atlases the same year. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 11.
[Ref: 13288]    £3,600.00 ($4,524 • €4,102 rates)


DE BRY, Theodore. [An important book on early American exploration]
[The Great or American Voyages.] Frankfurt: 1594-1617. Parts I-VI only (of 13) in one volume. Latin text. Folio (335 x 235 mm), 17th century vellum over pasteboard, the flat spine with small panel outlined in gilt with rolls, titled in gilt within the panel. A few neat repairs, part VI lacking 2nd section (from page 108 including 2nd frontis. and 28 plates), binding with minor repairs to spine and the board edges, endpapers replaced.
De Bry's important collection of voyages of exploration to the Americas, containing several landmark maps of the continent. Included are Hariot's account of the English colony in Virginia (second edition, second issue, 1606), with the important map of the Roanoke colony in Virginia and plates after John White; Jacques Le Moyne's Florida (second edition, 1609), with his map of south east North America and engravings of Florida and its inhabitants; Hans Stadius's Brazil (second edition, first issue, 1605) with his map of Peru and Brazil; and Girolamo Benzoni's History of the New World (first two parts second editions, 1594 & 1617, the third the first edition of 1596), with maps of the Western Hemisphere, the West Indies and New Spain, and a view of Cusco.
[Ref: 12946]    £75,000.00 ($94,260 • €85,455 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus II. [The first atlas issue of this 17th century map of America]
America noviter delineata. Auct: Henrico Hondio. 1631. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1636. Latin text edition. Original colour. 370 x 490mm. Tiny hole in Paraguay filled.
Early edition of this decorative map of the Americas, with insets map of Greenland and tyhe South Pole. It was engraved in 1618 as part of a separate-issue set of maps of the world and continents with decorative borders, engraved by Jodocus Hondius II. He originally worked in the family firm with his brother Henricus, but left to found his own business. After his death in 1629 many of his plates were sold by his widow to Blaeu, much to the annoyance of Henricus, but this plate stayed in the family. In 1631 Henricus put his own name on the plate and added this date, trimming off the decorative borders to make the map fit the standard atlas format. It was still another two years before it appeared in an Appendix, and five until it was used in a new edition of the complete atlas, as this example. BURDEN: 192, state 3 of 5.
[Ref: 19628]    £2,200.00 ($2,765 • €2,507 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Blaeu's famous carte à figure map of America]
Americæ nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1638 or 1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 560mm. Repaired tear in top edge, otherwise a very fine example.
One of the most famous maps of the Americas, a 'carte-a-figures' with 10 costume vignettes down the sides and nine city prospects along the top. Originally published separately in 1617, the extremely rare first state did not show Cape Horn. Within a year Jacob le Maire returned from his trip around the Cape and his new information was added to the plate. A second change was implemented in 1621 when Willem Janszoon added the 'Blaeu' to his name to distance himself from his arch-rival Jan Janszoon, so his new name was added under the title. Two more states, both just minor embellishments, appeared in the 1640s, before the plate was destroyed in the fire at the Blaeu printing works in 1672. BURDEN: 189, state 3 of 5.
[Ref: 18585]    £6,500.00 ($8,169 • €7,406 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [An uncommon map of the Americas]
L'Amerique autrement Le Novveau Monde et Indes Occidentales. Paris, c.1672. Original outline colour. 370 x 390mm.
A scarce map of the AMericas, originally published in 1655. California is shown as an island, separated from 'Jesso' by the Straits of Anian. In the south Atlantic is a part of the great 'Terre Australis', and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. The key is enclosed in a simple border, added for this state. BURDEN: 311, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 18882]    £1,700.00 ($2,137 • €1,937 rates)


DE WIT, Frederick. [17th century map of the Americas]
Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, c.1675. Fine original colour. 500 x 585mm. Lower centrefold repaired on verso.
A very fine map of the Americas, with two large cartouches, copied from Visscher's map but reversed, in full original colour, making this a very decorative item. California is an island; El Dorado is marked next to Parime Lacus in South America; and the five Great Lakes appear for the first time on a Dutch map, although Superior and Michigan are open-ended in the west. This example is from state three of seven, still with eleven galleons but before the addition of New Guinea and 'Terra Esonis'. BURDEN: 465; McCLAUGHLIN: 49.
[Ref: 19279]    £1,750.00 ($2,199 • €1,994 rates)


LEA, Philip. [One of the first maps of America to show Philadelphia]
A New Mapp of America Devided According to the Best and latest Observations and Discoveries wherein are described by thear Proper Names the Seaverall Countries that Belonge to ye English which are wholly left out in all French and Dutch Maps viz New Scotland, Long Island, N.York, N.Jarsey, Mary Land, Pensilvania Carrolina... London, Philip Lea & John Overton, c.1688. Coloured. 485 x 575mm. Faint stains in sea area.
A rare separate-issue map of the Americas, engraved by James Moxon, with California as an island, an inset of the North Pole and a dedication to Henry Duke of Beaufort. The Great Lakes are open to the west, but this is hidden by a large crest of the British monarchy, intended to show Britain's increasing colonisation. California is shown as an island. Philadelphia is named, a very early reference on a map, as Penn had founded it in 1682. The first state of this map was published in 1684, and the only known example is in the Biblioteque Nationale. This second state, with Lea's address changed from 'Poultry' to 'Cheapside', is unlikely to have been published after 1688, as the dedication to Beaufort, a Jacobite who refused to swear alliegience to William & Mary, would not have been tolerated after the 'Glorious Revolution'. BURDEN: 593.
[Ref: 11870]    £5,000.00 ($6,284 • €5,697 rates)


DANCKERTS, Justus. [Map of the Americas]
Recentissima Novi Orbis Sive Americæ Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula. Amsterdam, 1697. Original colour. 505 x 585mm. Minor restoration at centrefold.
A beautiful map of the Americas, with California as an island, a huge 'Terra Esonis' filling the north Pacific and the western Great Lakes left open-ended. The title cartouche bottom left is copied from De Wit's map of 1670. McLAUGHLIN: 123, state 1 of 2.
[Ref: 7573]    £2,250.00 ($2,828 • €2,564 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [A French separate-issue map of the Americas]
L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1699. 470 x 600mm. Binding fold flattened.
De Fer's large separate-issue map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication & scale, with a fourth left blank. Engraved by van Loon, California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 127, first state of 6.
[Ref: 13935]    £2,000.00 ($2,514 • €2,279 rates)


SANSON, Guillaume. [America as "Atlantis Insula"]
Novus Orbis potius Altera Continens sive Atlantis Insula à Nicolao Sanson Antiquitati Restituta; Nunc demum Majori Forma delineata, et in decem Regna, juxta decem Neptuni Filios Distributa. Paris, c.1700. Original colour. 410 x 570mm. A fine example.
A strange mixture of myth and fact: America is called 'The Island of Atlantis', and divided into regions named after the sons of Neptune. California is shown as an island and the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west. BURDEN: 405, state 4 of 5.
[Ref: 14274]    £650.00 ($817 • €741 rates)


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