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  AMERICA 

ORTELIUS, Abraham. [The first printed map of the Pacific]
Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur) cum regionibus circumiacentibus, insulusque in eodem passim sparsis, novissima descriptio. Antwerp, 1592, Latin text edition. 345 x 495mm. A near mint condition example with wide margins.
An early example of the most sought-after of Ortelius's atlas maps, first published only two years earlier. Engraved in 1589, it pre-dates the concept of California as an island, has a huge island of New Guinea and an unrecognisable Japan. The south Pacific is filled with a vignette of the 'Victoria', Magellan's ship: his route through the Magellan Straits is shown, with Terra del Fuego depicted as part of the huge 'Terra Australis'. VAN DEN BROECKE: 12.
[Ref: 15637]    £7,000.00 ($8,988 • €7,833 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Ortelius's third plate of the Americas]
America Sive Novi Orbis Nova Descriptio. Antwerp, 1598, Latin text edition. 355 x 480mm. Excellent impression, wide margins.
Classic antique map of the Americas printed from the last of three plates, all engraved by Frans Hogenberg, now with the famous extra bulge in South America removed and an extra cartouche over Anian. There is an engraved date of 1587 bottom right, and examples of the plate appeared in atlases the same year. BURDEN: 39; VAN DEN BROECKE: 11.
[Ref: 13288]    £3,600.00 ($4,622 • €4,028 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A superbly decorated map of the Americas]
America. Amsterdam, c. 1611. Original colour restored. 370 x 500mm.
The Americas, decorated with vignette scenes from De Bry, a parrot, toucan, canoes and a Japanese junk. In the bottom left is a scene depicting the Brazilian natives preparing an alcoholic beverage, starting with virgins chewing the grain to break down the starches! Engraved by Jodocus Hondius for his edition of Mercator's Atlas, it appeared alongside Michael Mercator's map of the Americas until 1630. As Mercator's map had the text, there is only the title, pagination codes and a motif on verso. BURDEN: 150.
[Ref: 18659]    £6,250.00 ($8,025 • €6,994 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [Blaeu's famous carte à figure map of America]
Americæ nova Tabula. Amsterdam, 1638 or 1640, French text edition. Original colour. 415 x 560mm. Repaired tear in top edge, otherwise a very fine example.
One of the most famous maps of the Americas, a 'carte-a-figures' with 10 costume vignettes down the sides and nine city prospects along the top. Originally published separately in 1617, the extremely rare first state did not show Cape Horn. Within a year Jacob le Maire returned from his trip around the Cape and his new information was added to the plate. A second change was implemented in 1621 when Willem Janszoon added the 'Blaeu' to his name to distance himself from his arch-rival Jan Janszoon, so his new name was added under the title. Two more states, both just minor embellishments, appeared in the 1640s, before the plate was destroyed in the fire at the Blaeu printing works in 1672. BURDEN: 189, state 3 of 5.
[Ref: 18585]    £6,500.00 ($8,346 • €7,274 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [An uncommon map of the Americas]
L'Amerique autrement Le Novveau Monde et Indes Occidentales. Paris, c.1672. Original outline colour. 370 x 390mm.
A scarce map of the AMericas, originally published in 1655. California is shown as an island, separated from 'Jesso' by the Straits of Anian. In the south Atlantic is a part of the great 'Terre Australis', and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. The key is enclosed in a simple border, added for this state. BURDEN: 311, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 18882]    £1,700.00 ($2,183 • €1,902 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [The Americas with California as an island]
L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris, 1700. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. A very fine and crisp example.
First issue of this map of the Americas, with decorative cartouches for the title, dedication and scale. Engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', California is shown as a very large island. McLAUGHLIN: 135.
[Ref: 17404]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 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 ($2,054 • €1,790 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 ($1,027 • €895 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 ($3,595 • €3,133 rates)


WALCH, Johann. [Map of the Americas]
Charte von America. Augsburg, 1817. Original colour. 240 x 200mm.
Early nineteenth century map of America printed in Germany.
[Ref: 18453]    £160.00 ($205 • €179 rates)


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