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  AMERICA 

SANSON, Guillaume. [Showing the Mythical "Atlantis Insula"]
Atlantis Insula à Nicolao Sanson Antiquitati Restituta; Nunc demum Majori Forma delineata, et in decem Regna, juxta decem Neptuni Filios Distributa. Amsterdam, Pierre Mortier c.1720. Original colour. 415 x 560mm.
A strange mixture of myth and fact: America is called 'The Island of Atlantis', with the sons of Neptune dividing the contemporary outline of the continent. California is shown as an island and the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west.
[Ref: 11390]    £600.00 ($786 • €674 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 ($2,096 • €1,798 rates)


LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [18th century map of North & South America]
Amerique Suivant Le R.P.Charlevoix Jte, Mr de la Condamine, et Plusieurs autres Nouv.le Observations. Paris, c.1746. Original colour with additions. 495 x 630mm. Small repairs.
The Americas, using the mapping of Charlevoix in Canada (including a North West Passage) and Condamine in Peru.
[Ref: 8586]    £480.00 ($629 • €540 rates)


DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce map of the Americas]
L'Amerique Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris: L.C. Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 480 x 690mm. Centre fold restored, printer's crease in bottom border.
Map of the Americas decorated with a large baroque title cartouche and a decorative border containing roundel portraits and the signs of the zodiac. In the north west is the fictitious 'Mer de l'Ouest' with a presumed channel leading to Hudson's Bay. Bottom right is an inset showing the supposed Russian discoveries in the North Pacific as reported by Joseph de l'Isle. The map was only occasionally published in composite atlases and is therefore quite scarce.
[Ref: 16630]    £2,200.00 ($2,882 • €2,473 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Showing Captain Cook discoveries of New Zealand]
L'America Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Coloured. 350 x 480mm.
A scarce and decorative map of the Americas: the large title cartouche shows an allegorical figure representing the continent holding up an arrow, surrounded by a mountain lion, alligator and a snake. The routes taken by Captain Cook across the South Seas in 1768-71 & 1771-76 are marked: these trips included his circumnavigation of New Zealand, his exploration of the Bering Straits and his death on Hawaii. Also shown is a North West Passage.
[Ref: 13851]    £800.00 ($1,048 • €899 rates)


SOCIETE CHALCOGRAFIQUE. [Scarce Italian production]
L'Amerique diviseé dans ses principaux Etats, avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capitain Cook De puis le Detroit de Bherings jousqu' au Nord dans l'Ocean pacifique et du Capit. Meares dans les années 1788 et 1789.. Venice: la Societè Chalcografique, 1799. Original colour. 510 x 665mm.
A very scarce map of America, in the style of Antonio Zatta with a scenic title cartouche, but folio-sized. It comes from a never-finished atlas by the ‘Società Calcografia’, a partnership of the two main Venetian publishers of the period, Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini, which probably ended with Zatta’s death in 1804.
[Ref: 7776]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,405 rates)


ARROWSMITH, Aaron. [Wall map of America at the beginning of the 19th century]
Map of America. London: Aaron Arrowsmith, 1804. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as one, as issued, total 1220 x 1480mm. A little wear to linen folds.
A large wall map of America by the leading British cartographer of the period, carefully compiled from the latest sources, including Mackenzie's exploration of Arctic America, George Vancouver on the Pacific north-west and William Bligh's second Breadfruit Voyage in the South Pacific (the Mutiny on the Bounty occurred on the First). It is a fine example of Arrowsmith's more scientific approach to cartography, with decoration giving way to precise detail; however he still included a finely-engraved title cartouche, featuring a moose, breadfruit and other flora and fauna.
[Ref: 13534]    £2,800.00 ($3,668 • €3,147 rates)


HÉRISSON. [A map of the Americas highlighting mountain ranges]
Carte de L'Amérique Septentrionale et Méridonale divisée en ses Principeaux Etats; pour servir a l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris, Jean, 1830. Original colour. 525 x 745mm.
A large and detailed map of the Americas, with an inset of Arctic America with Alaska still marked 'Russian America'. On the map the areas are coloured to mark who controls them. 'New Albion' is marked, an area of Oregon under joint British/US control, created in the Treaty of 1818, although the name was given to the area by Sir Francis Drake in 1579. The map highlights the mountain ranges, not only in the Americas but also in western Africa and Europe. Particularly prominent is the infamous 'Mountains of Kong' across Guinea, the range invented by the famous cartographer James Rennell to account for the eastward flow of the River Niger, as described in a commentary on Mungo Park's travels.
[Ref: 8293]    £450.00 ($590 • €506 rates)


BORDIGA, Fratelli. [An early 19th Century map of America]
L'America Settentrionale e Meridionale Approvata dalla Direzione Generale di Pubblica Istruzione per uso dell Scuole del Regno d'Italia. Milan: Betteli brothers, 1826. Coloured. 515 x 740mm.
A large map of the Americas also showing the Pacific islands including New Caledonia, Hawaii and New Zealand, and insets of Hispaniola and Martinique. The map was originally published in 1814, during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte as king of Italy. Thus the map highlights French colonies in America,
[Ref: 10256]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


 North America 

HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. [A Dutch edition of Herrera y Tordesillas's map of North America]
Descripçion de las Yndias del Norte. Amsterdam: Michiel Colijn, 1622. 210 x 290mm,
A Dutch copy of one of the few Spanish maps of the Americas printed during the period of exploration, from an updateded edition of Herrera's 'Descriptio Indiæ Occidentalis', first published in 1601. After a century of official silence on Spanish exploring, Philip II appointed Herrera y Tordesillas Historian of the Indies and allowed him full access to the official archives. The result was a comprehensive study of Spanish involvement in the New World. The 14 maps, regarded as very accurate for their time, were derived from the manuscript charts of Juan López de Velasco and are some of the very few printed Spanish maps of America. The Spanish fixation with secrecy means there are only twelve place names on the entire map. Although this Dutch edition was updated, the only difference on the map is that the title is top left rather than top right. BURDEN: 197.
[Ref: 17447]    £600.00 ($786 • €674 rates)


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