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  AMERICA 

BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [Map of the Americas with a separately-printed border]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris: Desnos, 1766. Original colour. Total printed area 285 x 315mm.
A decorative map of the Americas with a decorative title cartouche and a frame-like printed border. The map shows the North West Passage as a waterway t the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 14330]    £220.00 ($313 • €253 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [The Western Hemisphere]
Hémisphère Occidental. Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 235 x 265mm, within extra border containing letterpress text pasted in.
A map of the Western Hemisphere from the 'Géographie Moderne, Historique et Politique'. Despite the date Cook's mapping of New Zealand and Alaska is ignored: the 'Mer de l'Ouest' appears in north-west America.
[Ref: 7545]    £120.00 ($171 • €138 rates)


BRION DE LA TOUR, Louis. [The Western Hemisphere]
L'Amerique Dressée pour l'étude de la Geographie... Paris, Desnos, 1786. Original colour. 235 x 265mm, within extra border containing letterpress strip pasted in.
Map of the Americas which, despite the date, has not been updated to show the discoveries of Cook in the American north west of 1779. With a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 7523]    £160.00 ($228 • €184 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 ($1,138 • €919 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [A scarce wall map of the Americas]
L'Amerique Septentrional et Meridionale divisée Suivant Ses Différens Pays... Delamarche, Paris, c. 1792, coloured, 1130 x 980mm. Backed on linen.
A decorative large scale map of the Americas. In the lower right corner is a large, beautifully engraved title cartouche by Arrivet in the rococo style, featuring American flora and fauna such as alligators and macaws. Originally published around 1760, the plate was purchased before 1786 by Charles Delamarche, who heavily revised it to show the new political alignments in North America that resulted from the Treaty of Paris (1783). The new United States, plus Spanish Louisiana, Florida and Nouveau Mexique are carefully delineated, and the watersheds of the Missouri and other Great Plains rivers are surprisingly well-drawn. In the Pacific Northwest a great inland sea is labeled "Entrée de Martin d'Aguilar en 1603". With an inset in the bottom left hand corner of Hudson and Baffin bays.
[Ref: 9283]    £3,500.00 ($4,977 • €4,022 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 ($1,778 • €1,436 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 occured 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 ($3,982 • €3,217 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 ($640 • €517 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 ($569 • €460 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 ($853 • €689 rates)


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