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 North America 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [An early examination of comparative cartography of North America]
[Recueil de 10 Cartes Traitant Particulierement de L'Amerique du Nord.] Paris, Diderot, 1779. Folio, modern half calf gilt; 10 numbered folding maps as called for.
The complete set of ten maps compiled by Didier Robert de Vaugondy from different souces (including the Russians and Japanese) and published in a supplement to Denis Diderot's monumental 'Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers'. The maps compare the different published versions of the cartography of North America, the North Pacific and Bering Strait, and north-east Asia. Shown on these maps are many myths and falsehoods: California as an island; the kingdoms of Anian and Quivira; Jesso or Ezo above Japan; the Mer de l'Ouest; and the fictitious discoveries of 'Bartholomew de Font', including the North West Passage. Most of these theories were cast aside at the end of the decade, with news of Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), which mapped the North Pacific in far better detail. However this work remains important as one of the first studies of comparative cartography.
[Ref: 9292]    £1,650.00 ($2,315 • €1,878 rates)

Anonymous. [Cook's voyage through the North Pacific]
Carte de la Partie Septentrionale de la Mer du Sud... Paris, c.1785. Coloured. 260 x 370mm. Repaired tear.
The north Pacific, with the route of Cook's Last Voyage marked. In 1778 he passed throught the Bering Strait but got blocked by the icepack. He turned south and met his death on Hawaii.
[Ref: 13562]    £150.00 ($210 • €171 rates)

LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. [The first folio map to show Cook's discoveries in the North Pacific, including Hawaii]
Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780. Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm.
An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled.
[Ref: 18094]    £1,000.00 ($1,403 • €1,138 rates)

Anonymous. [A map of North America after Cook's Third Voyage]
Amerique Septentrionale. Paris, c. 1785. Coloured. 200 x 225mm.
A small format map of North America showing the mapping of the Pacific coast by Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, but pre-dating Vancouver's discoveries of 1791-2.
[Ref: 17179]    £160.00 ($224 • €182 rates)

WALKER, John. [A rare map of North America published in Dublin]
North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm.
A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with the better-known Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people.
[Ref: 16046]    £700.00 ($982 • €797 rates)

BONNE, Rigobert. [Bering Strait]
Carte de L'Entrée de Norton et du Détroit de Bhering où l'on voit le Cap le plus Oriental de L'Asie et la pointe la plus occidentale de L'Amérique. Paris, 1787. Coloured. 250 x 360mm.
The Bering Straits and Norton Sound, Alaska, showing the two attempts of Captain Cook's ship to penetrate the Straits on his third & final, fatal, voyage, 1778-79.
[Ref: 10215]    £125.00 ($175 • €142 rates)

COOK, Captain James. [An unusual German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific]
Charte von der Nord-Weftlichen Küste von America und der Nord-Östlichen Küste von Asien... Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1788. 405 x 665mm. Binding folds reinforced, narrow right margin.
A German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific from his Third Voyage, engraved by Karl Jäck for Georg Forster's 'Des Capitain Jacob Kooks britte Entdedungs Reise'. This version is unusual for having an inset scene of Prince William Sound.
[Ref: 15690]    £320.00 ($449 • €364 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Eighteenth century map of the Great Lakes]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. original colour. 360 x 490mm
Sheet one from Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States produced for the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. Showing part of Canada with the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 7816]    £400.00 ($561 • €455 rates)

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Rare map of the Bering Strait]
Le Coste Nord Ovest Dell'America e Nord Est dell'Asia Delineate sulle ultime Osservazioni del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Coloured. 360 x 500mm.
Cook's exploration of the Bering Strait, made on his Third and final voyage, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The title is within a decorative title cartouche depicting American Indians. A scarce map.
[Ref: 7375]    £600.00 ($842 • €683 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of North America]
North America including the West Indies London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of North America engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Of interest is the tiny 'Fuca's Entrance' and 'Sea of the West', just prior to the inclusion of Vancouver's discoveries. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16384]    £110.00 ($154 • €125 rates)

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