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  AMERICA 
 Central America 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th Century miniature prospect of Mexico City]
Mexique. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Detailed bird's-eye view of Mexico City, with local Indians and Conquistadors in the foreground. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. French text to verso.
[Ref: 17505]    £175.00 ($226 • €192 rates)


MASI, Giovanni Tommaso. [Panama with the Darien Scheme]
Carta Rappresentante l'Istmo di Darien o'sia di Panama. Livorno, 1763. Coloured. 250 x 215mm.
Map depicting the eastern half of Panama and part of the western coastline of Colombia. Marked on the map are many cities, including' Nuova Edinburg' - New Edinburgh, the famous Darien Scheme colony established by the Company of Scotland as a trading settlement in 1698. Although well located, with a good harbour, the colony was short lived. Attacks by Spanish galleons, and devestating illnesses caused the failure of the 'Darien Scheme' as it was now. This contributed to the dissolution of the Scottish Parliament and led to the Act of Union with England in 1707.
[Ref: 17635]    £170.00 ($219 • €187 rates)


Royal Geographical Society. [Panama]
Plan of that Part of the Isthmus of Panama Eligible for effecting a Communication Between The Atlantic & Pacific from Observations & Surveys performed in the Years 1828 & 1829, By J.A. Lloyd. London, 1829. 450 x 400mm.
The Isthmus of Panama engraved by J. Gardner and surveyed by J.A. Lloyd, prepared to illustrate John Augustus Lloyd's article 'Account of Levellings Carried Across the Isthmus of Panama', presented at the Royal Geographical Society in 1830.
[Ref: 17653]    £250.00 ($323 • €275 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Central America]
Central America. I. Including Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador. Honduras, Nicaragua and the Southern States of Mexico. London, Chas Knight, 1852. Original outline colur. 320 x 400mm.
Map of Central America published under the superintendence of the Society for the Duffulsion of Useful Knowledge.
[Ref: 17162]    £100.00 ($129 • €110 rates)


 South America 

CHEREAU, Jacques. [18th Century Vue d'optique of Cartagena]
Vue Generalle de Carthagene Ville de l'Amerique Meridionalle. Paris, c. 1780. Coloured. 270 x 405mm.
View of the city of Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, South America. The optical print was made to be viewed through a zograscope, which produced an illusion of depth.
[Ref: 17652]    £450.00 ($581 • €494 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Map of South America with illustrated borders]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the borders. 310 x 410mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals.
[Ref: 17825]    £200.00 ($258 • €220 rates)


 Brazil 

VIVIEN, L. [19th Century Map of Brazil]
Carte Generale de l'Empire du Bresil. Par L. Vivien, Geographe... Paris, Ménard et Desenne: 1827. Original outline colour. 365 x 320mm.
French map of Brazil, published in Vivien's Atlas Universel.
[Ref: 17472]    £160.00 ($206 • €176 rates)


  ASIA 

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of Asia]
Asia cum omnibus Imperiis Provinciis, Statibus et Insulis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour with additions to the cartouches. 500 x 585mm.
A decorative map of Asia, with two fine cartouches representing the wealth and culture of the continent. Both 'Yedso' and 'Companie Land' appear above Japan; Novaya Zemla is connected to mainland Russia; and New Britain is depicted in a squarish shape, exapnded from the southern coast mapped by Dampier in 1700.
[Ref: 16175]    £780.00 ($1,006 • €856 rates)


 Far East 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Miniature map of the East Indies]
Isles de la Sonde vers l'Occident Paris, 1682. Coloured. 115 x 150mm.
Miniature map showing the western Sunda Islands, the Malay peninsula and the southern part of Indochina (from Cambodia to Singapore). It includes Java, Sumatra & Borneo. Published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers '.
[Ref: 17533]    £180.00 ($232 • €198 rates)


 China 

WÄLDSEEMÜLLER, Martin. [The first map of China printed in Europe]
[Tabula Superioris Indiae & Tartariae maioris.] Vienne: Gaspar Trechsel, 1541. Woodcut, trapezoid, printed area (at most) 290 x 460mm. Small spot in map area, small repairs in centre fold, repaired worm hole in border of map but affecting printed text.
A very important map of China, the first 'modern' map of the region, which includes Tibet, Tartary and Japan. Although it was published in an edition of Ptolemy's 'Geographia', it was not a deduction of a map from the Wäldseemüller editions of 1513, but a new one prepared for a new 'Chronica mundi' being written by Wäldseemüller. First published in 1522, this example comes from the last edition. He expanded the Ptolemaic map by adding information on Tartary and Japan gleaned from the accounts of Marco Polo. Japan is a large island called Zipangri, a name derived from the Chinese 'Land of the Rising Sun', which Polo learned about from the Chinese. The first recorded European visit to Japan was the year after publication, the landing of the Portuguese Alvarado in Okinawa, 1542. The title, as above, is on the reverse, with a descriptive text in Latin. MAPFORUM.COM 8; WALTER 'Japan, A Cartographic Vision', No.3.
[Ref: 17911]    £5,000.00 ($6,450 • €5,490 rates)


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