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  AMERICA 
 South America 

MOUNT & PAGE. [An 18th century chart of Guiana and Surinam]
A Draught of the Coast of Guiana, From the River Oronoque To the River Amazones. The River Oronoque From the Entrance thereof to St Thomas's. The River Surinam and places adjacent. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 450 x 565mm.
Three charts on one sheet:, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16049]    £450.00 ($580 • €513 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, GILLES [18th Century French map of South America]
Amerique Méridionale, dressee, sur les Memoires les plus recents et assujetie aux observations astronomique. Par le Sr. Robert de Vaugondy fils de Mr. Robert Geographe ordin. du Roy. Avec Privilege. 1750. Paris, c.1750. Original outline colour. 500 x 630mm. A very fine and crisp impression.
South America with extensive detail of rivers and lakes and numerous place names, primarily along the coast. Decorative cartouche showing an Indian woman, fruits, parrot and alligator.
[Ref: 15590]    £280.00 ($361 • €319 rates)


PETROSCHI, Giovanni. [An important map of the 'War of the Seven Reductions']
Paraquariæ Provinciæ Soc. Jesu cum adiacentib. Novissima Descriptio. Post iteratas peregrinationes, & plures observationes Patrum Missionariorum eiusdem Soc. tum huius Provinciæ, cum & Peruanæ accuratissime delineata, & emendata Ann. 1732. Rome, 1760. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 745 x 550mm.
An important map of Paraguay , showing the Spanish towns (including those destroyed) and native villages. Engraved by Petroschi in 1732, this example comes from the second edition of 1760. During the 17th & early 18th centuries the Jesuits can created an empire in the region, founding 'Jesuit Reductions', colonies of Guaraní natives converted to Christianity utilised as workers. In the account that accompanied Juan Francisco D'Avila's map of 1732 the population of the reductions was recorded as 141,242. The wealth of the reductions was envied by the Spanish and Portuguese and in 1754 the Jesuits surrendered control, but force was needed to force the Guaraní to leave the missions. In 1756 a joint force of 3,000 Spanish and Portuguese soldiers fought a pitched battle with the Guaraní, killing 1,500 for the loss of 4 troops. This new version of D'Avila's map, drawn by Jesuit cartographer Giovanni Petroschi (1715-66), records the aftermath, prior to the expulsion of the Jesuits from Spanish territories in 1767.
[Ref: 19269]    £2,500.00 ($3,223 • €2,853 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of South America]
America Meridionalis per sua regna provinc: et Ins... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Original colour with additions to cartouche. 200 x 265mm.
Decorative map of South America From Atlas Minor. Large cartouche which features a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife.
[Ref: 18949]    £280.00 ($361 • €319 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [Map of the Dutch colony of Surinam with an inset of Paramaribo]
Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice. Plan van der Stad Paramaribo. Amsterdam, c.1760. Original colour. 305 x 400mm.
A map of Surinam, with an inset plan of Paramaribo marking two synagogues, reflecting the influx of Jews from Europe in the late 17th century.
[Ref: 18416]    £320.00 ($412 • €365 rates)


GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO. [Italian 18th Century map of South America]
Carta rappresentante l'America Meridionale Livorno, 1763. Old Colour. 240 x 185mm.
Map of South America drawn by Veremondo Rossi and published in Il Gazzettiere Americano, edited in 3 volumes by Marco Coltellini, Livorno.
[Ref: 18114]    £120.00 ($155 • €137 rates)


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. [18th century map of South America]
America Meridionalis... Augsburg,1772. Original body colour with additions. 470 x 590mm.
After De L'Isle's map, with a decorative title cartouche, engraved by Gustav Conrad Lotter. Sows the routes of Magellan - 1520, Drake -1577) le Maire & Schouten -1616, and Sarmineto -1570.
[Ref: 16432]    £500.00 ($645 • €571 rates)


CARTERET, Philip. [Alejandro Selkirk Island]
A view of the N.W. side of Mas-a-fuera. Wallis's Islands. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 195 x 320mm.
A coastal profile of Más Afuera (Farther Out to Sea), the most westerly of the island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. The island was renamed 'Alejandro Selkirk Island' in 1966, although Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on the nearby 'Isla Más a Tierra' (now Robinson Crusoe Island). The map was published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', which contained the official account of Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 13817]    £150.00 ($193 • €171 rates)


CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista. [Tierra del Fuego view (Patagonia)]
No 1. [A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 305mm.
An untitled illustration of the natives of Terra del Fuego (the title given here taken from the index of plates). It was engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Cipriani for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13793]    £190.00 ($245 • €217 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Byron and HMS Dolphin in Patagonia, 1765]
No. 23. [A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and .the Patagonians.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 435 x 235mm.
Commodore John Byron meeting the Patagonian natives on the shore, perpetuating the myth of a race of giants, although here only a little taller than the Europeans. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title given here is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16684]    £110.00 ($142 • €126 rates)


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