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  AMERICA 
 South America 

COOK, Captain James. [Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.]
A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
[Ref: 13824]    £160.00 ($204 • €179 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 ($141 • €123 rates)


RUSSELL, J. [Chart of the Magellan Strait from Hawkesworth]
A Chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are Inserted the Observations and Discoveries, of Cap.tn Byron, Cap.tn Wallis and Captain Cartaret. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 625 x 625mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed chart of the Strait of Magellan, engraved by Russell for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...'. The chart was not engraved in time for the First Edition, but was only included in the second edition (the same year as the first). Although Hawkesworth's book contained the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, this chart owes nothing to Cook's discoveries. In fact he never went through the strait, rounding Cape Horn on the first two voyages and the Cape of Good Hope twice on the Third.
[Ref: 16632]    £700.00 ($895 • €785 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of South America]
America Meridionale. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of South America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12964]    £400.00 ($511 • €448 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Peru]
VIII. Il Peru appartiene alla Spagna Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Peru engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12996]    £270.00 ($345 • €303 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Magellan Straits & Falklands]
Terra Magellanica e Terra del Fuoco. Isole Malouine, o Falkland. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Magellan Straits and one of the Falkland Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13012]    £450.00 ($575 • €504 rates)


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 ($575 • €504 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of Cayenne]
Cayenne. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Cayenne, a strong Town, the Capital of the French Settlements in South America situated on an Island of the same name at the mouth of the River Amazon. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Antique map of the defences of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. During the Napoleonic Wars the supremecy of the Royal Navy meant that Cayenne was cut off from French support, so was severely weakened. Realising this, Britain persuaded the Portuguese Government-in-exile in Brazil to launch an attack of the city. With the aid of only one British ship, HMS Confiance, the town was captured easily. The Treaty of Vienna returned it to France in 1814, but it was not until 1817 that France took formal possession.
[Ref: 13179]    £80.00 ($102 • €90 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th century map of Panama]
The Isthmus of Panama. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 135 x 160mm.
Plan of the Isthmus of Panama, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Pre-Canal, the map shows two routes across the continent: the road from Porto Bello to Panama City; and by the river Chagres then by road to Panama.
[Ref: 13175]    £180.00 ($230 • €202 rates)


MASSA, Gaspar. [An uncommon Spanish antique sea chart of Uruguay]
Carta Esferica que comprende desde el Morro de S.ta Marta en la coste del Brasil hasta el Cabo de San Antonio en e Rio de la Plata. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 660 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset.
A large and detailed antique chart of the South American coastline from Morro de Santa Marta, just inside Brazil, through Uruguay to the Rio de la Plata, to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Three insets give details of Montevideo, Maldonado & Buenos Aires. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12513]    £780.00 ($997 • €874 rates)


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