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  AMERICA 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The first map of America as a continent]
Tabula novarum insularum, quas diversis respectibus Occidentales & Indianas vocant. Basle, Henri Petri, 1550. Latin edition. Woodcut, image size 270 x 340mm. Tiny paper repair on top margin, else excellent.
Munster's landmark map, the first to attempt to show America as a continent, yet demonstrating how little was known. On the map a narrow isthmus divides the Atlantic and Pacific in the region of the Carolinas, based on Verrazzano, and Yucatan is an island. The large island of Zipangri off the west coast is not California but Japan, based on the narrative of Marco Polo but a few years before any recorded visit to the islands by Europeans. The large vignette ship is the 'Victoria', the only survivor of Magellan's fleet of four. This is an example of the 5th state of 13, despite being published only ten years after the first issue. BURDEN: 12.
[Ref: 18709]    £4,650.00 ($6,110 • €5,194 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The rare issue of Munster's America with longitude and latitude grids]
Novae Insula XXVI Nova Tabula. Basle: Henri Petri, 1552, Latin edition. Woodcut, sheet 300 x 385mm. Minor repairs at centre fold, otherwise an excellent example.
Munster's landmark map, the first to attempt to show America as a continent, yet demonstrating how little was known. On the map a narrow isthmus divides the Atlantic and Pacific in the region of the Carolinas, based on Verrazzano, and Yucatan is an island. The large island of Zipangri off the west coast is not California but Japan, based on the narrative of Marco Polo but a few years before any recorded visit to the islands by Europeans. The large vignette ship is the 'Victoria', the only survivor of Magellan's fleet of four. This is an example of the 6th state of 13, published in Munster's 'Geographia', the only printing with the longitude and latitude grid and the only dated edition (underneath Petri's colophon on the reverse), sixty years after Columbus's discovery of the New World. BURDEN: 12.
[Ref: 18761]    £7,000.00 ($9,198 • €7,819 rates)


MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The first map of the continent of America]
Die neüwen Inseln so hinder Hispanien gegen Orient bey dem land Indie ligen. Basle, 1572. German edition. Coloured woodcut, image size 270 x 340mm.
Munster's landmark map of the Americas, the first to attempt to show America as a continent, yet demonstrating how little was known. First published in 1540, it shows a narrow isthmus dividing the Atlantic and Pacific in the region of the Carolinas, based on Verrazzano, and the Yucatan is an island. The large island of Zipangri off the west coast is not California but Japan, based on the narrative of Marco Polo, a few years before any recorded visit to the islands by Europeans. The Philippines are refered to as an 'archipelago of 7448 islands' The large vignette ship is the 'Victoria', the only survivor of Magellan's fleet of four. BURDEN: 12, state 12 of 13.
[Ref: 18762]    £4,400.00 ($5,782 • €4,915 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The first map of the Pacific, in superb original colour]
Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionibus circumiacentibus, insulusque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descriptio. Antwerp, 1608 or 1612, Italian text edition. Fine original colour. 345 x 495mm.
The most sought-after map from Ortelius's map production, depicting the Pacific and most of the Americas. Engraved in 1589, it pre-dates the concept of California as an island, has a huge island of New Guinea and an unrecognisable Japan. The south Pacific is filled with a vignette of the 'Victoria', Magellan's ship: his route through the Magellan Straits is shown, with Terra del Fuego depicted as part of the huge 'Terra Australis'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 12.
[Ref: 13661]    £7,000.00 ($9,198 • €7,819 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's third plate of the Americas]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1595, Latin text edition. Original colour with additions. 355 x 480mm. A very fine example.
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. On the north shore of the Strait of Magellan is the fort built by Philip II of Spain to guard the strait is marked: There is an engraved date of 1587 bottom right with a note 'Ab. Ortelius delineab. et excudeb', making it one of the few maps he states that he drew. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 11.
[Ref: 9267]    £4,950.00 ($6,504 • €5,529 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A superbly decorated map of the Americas]
America. Amsterdam, c. 1611. Original colour restored. 370 x 500mm.
The Americas, decorated with vignette scenes from De Bry, a parrot, toucan, canoes and a Japanese junk. In the bottom left is a scene depicting the Brazilian natives preparing an alcoholic beverage, starting with virgins chewing the grain to break down the starches! Engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Mercator's Atlas, it appeared alongside Michael Mercator's map of the Americas until 1630. As Mercator's map had the text, there is only the title, pagination codes and a motif on verso. BURDEN: 150.
[Ref: 18659]    £6,250.00 ($8,213 • €6,981 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 ($8,541 • €7,261 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 ($2,234 • €1,899 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [The Americas with California as an island]
L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1700. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. A very fine and crisp example.
First issue of this map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. Engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 135.
[Ref: 17404]    £700.00 ($920 • €782 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of the Americas with California as an island]
Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis... Augsburg, c.1730. Original colour. 500 x 585mm.
A fine map of the Americas, engraved for Seutter by Gottfried Rogg. California is shown as an island, and one of the two huge and elaborate cartouches hides the lack of information about the northwest. McCLAUGHLIN: 211, third state of five.
[Ref: 18927]    £1,600.00 ($2,102 • €1,787 rates)


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