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  AMERICA 
 South America 

SENEX, John. [A two-sheet map of South America]
South America Corrected from the observations comunicated to the Royal Society's of London and Paris. London: Sexex, c.1715. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 970 x 655mm. Some restoration, as normal on these large maps.
A large scale map of South America, dedicated thus: 'To Edmuind Halley, LLD, Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, Fellow of ye Royal Society, This Map Corrected from his own Discoveries, In grateful acknowledgment of his ready assistance to Encourage this design, is humbly dedicated by his oblig.d Serv.t C. Price'. Halley had made two voyages to the South Atlantic to investigate the magnetic variation of the compass, publishing a chart on his return. The dedication suggests that he had a hand in preparing this map. Of interest is a little note above the title cartouche: 'In this icy sea ther are many animals which are half fish, half fowl. There have a neck like a swan which they often thrust above the water for Air the rest is allways under water'. This is apparently an early reference to penguins. Senex originally published a version of this map together with Charles Price and John Maxwell in 1708. After this partnership broke down in 1711 Price retained the original plate, forcing Senex to engrave a new version for his English Atlas. The title and dedication to Halley are identical.
[Ref: 13670]    £625.00 ($841 • €710 rates)


COVENS & MORTIER. [South America]
L'Amerique Meridionale. Amsterdam, c.1730. Original colour. 485 x 585mm.
A fine map of South America with an ornate cartouche containing the title and scale.
[Ref: 13679]    £680.00 ($915 • €772 rates)


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 ($605 • €511 rates)


LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [Bay of Conception in Chile]
Plan of the Bay of Conception in Chili. London, 1798. Coloured. 275 x 400mm.
Highly detailed antique map of Bay of Conception, mouth of the Biobio River, and town of Mocha. Relief shown by hachures. Cultivated areas, buildings, rocks, water depths, fort, swamps, and other features shown. From an English edition. Published as the Act directs Novr. 1st 1798, by G.G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row. Neele sc. Strand.
[Ref: 13275]    £120.00 ($161 • €136 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 ($377 • €318 rates)


LEHEN, Capt. [A French Rounding of Cape Horn]
New Chart of South America according to the late Discoveries of M. Lehen Brignon. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm, accompanied with an extra 2 pages of text
A map of southern South America published to illustrate the account of the French Captain Lehen's voyage to the South Seas in 1748, text included here. He followed the route of Admiral Anson in 1741, but, arriving at a better time of year than the much-delayed British fleet, had no bad weather so they took only eight days to sail from Le Maire Strait to rounding Cape Horn. However he arrived in Chile to find Lima and Callao destroyed by earthquakes followed by tsunamis. Despite this the ship loaded 2,500,000 piastres to take back to Rio de Janeiro, where they arrived, after another smooth crossing, in December, 1749. This map was published in the March edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14919]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 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 ($161 • €136 rates)


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. America Meridionalis... Augsburg, c.1770. Original body colour. 470 x 490mm. A short tear in the wide margins, some minor spotting.
After De L'Isle, with a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 8711]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 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 ($673 • €568 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 ($256 • €216 rates)


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