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  AMERICA 

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 ($2,078 • €1,813 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 ($3,637 • €3,172 rates)


 North America 

BLOME, Richard. [The first English folio atlas map of North America]
A New Mapp of America Septentrionale, Designed by Moūsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, & Rendred into English, & Illustrated by Richard Blome. By his Majesties Especiall Command... 1669. London, 1670. 385 x 485mm. Trimmed close to plate at sides due to the width of the map, Left margin restored.
A scarce map of North America, engraved by Francis Lamb and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It is the first English map to show all five Great Lakes and has 'New Yorke' over an erasure, presumably 'New Amsterdam'. The dedication is to Cecil Calvert (1605 -1675), 2nd Baron Baltimore, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland, and, in theory only, proprietor of the Province of Avalon on Newfoundland. As a catholic, Calvert promoted religious tolerance and showed great political acumen by retaining control of Maryland through the English Civil War, the Commonwealth and into the Restoration. BURDEN: 397, second state of five, first published state.
[Ref: 15173]    £3,200.00 ($4,157 • €3,626 rates)


DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [An Italian edition of Sanson's important map of North America]
L'America Settentrionale Nuovamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo le relationi piu moderne, da Guglielmo Sansone... Rome, 1677. Original outline colour. 410 x 560mm. Very fine example.
Engraved by Giorgio Widman, this is a derivative of Guillaume Sanson's map of North America, in turn a reduction of his father Nicholas' four-sheet wall map of 1666. California is shown as an island, and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. McLAUGHLIN: 65, first state of three.
[Ref: 18322]    £1,850.00 ($2,403 • €2,096 rates)


CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th century two-sheet Italian map of North America]
America Settentrionale Colle Nuoue Scoperte fin all'Anno 1688. Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 880mm.
A large and highly decorative two-sheet map of North America, with two large cartouches and many vignettes from de Bry engraved in the interior and seas. Despite showing California as an island the map contains the most current information: as map-maker to Louis XIV Coronelli had access to the most recent reports by French explorers, including Marquette (1673) and La Salle (1682). Cumming notes that 'his delineation of the Great Lakes is the best and most accurate on a general map before the eighteenth century'. CUMMING: Exploration of North America, p.148.
[Ref: 18328]    £9,500.00 ($12,341 • €10,764 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [A classic map of North America showing California as an island]
America Septentrionalis. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 470 x 555mm.
A highly decorative map of North America, first issued 1636, this is the last state of three, with Schenk & Valk's names in the cartouche lower left. Because of the prominence of the Hondius business this map did more to promote the misconception of California as an island than any other (Speed's map, although published a decade earlier, was only published with an English text). McLAUGHLIN: 6; BURDEN: 245, 'beautifully engraved'.
[Ref: 18326]    £2,500.00 ($3,248 • €2,833 rates)


JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [Two-sheet map of North America]
Amerique Septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont distingués les uns des autres Les Estats suivant qu'ils appartiennebt presentemet aux François, Castillans, Anglois; Suedois, Danois, Hollandois. Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. 565 x 870mm.
A large and decorative map of North America, with a large island of California, with Agubela de Gato a peninsula of the mainland; 'Terre de Jesso' fills the north Pacific; and the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west. This map has a complicated history: the heirs of Nicolas Sanson asked Jaillot to redraw Sanson's maps for a larger format atlas. This map is often taken to be a later state, but is in fact a completely new plate, pirated by Mortier. McLAUGHLIN: 55.
[Ref: 8238]    £2,300.00 ($2,988 • €2,606 rates)


MOLL, Herman. [Striking two-sheet map of North America]
To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers... this Map of North America... is humbly dedicated... London: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Original outline colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 960mm., Top centre fold reinforced on verso, wide margins, a very good example.
Moll's large format map of North America, with a large title/dedication cartouche engraved by George Vertue, a view of a Newfoundland fishery and ten inset plans of harbours. On the map California is an island, with a caption stating that 'New Albion' (the northern part of the island) is 'laid down According to the Observations made by St. Francis Drake AD 1578'. Moll also takes trouble to publicise the route and schedule of the Spanish treasure ships from Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana. McLAUGHLIN: 192.
[Ref: 10977]    £4,250.00 ($5,521 • €4,815 rates)


SEALE, Richard William. [North America with California as an Island]
A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best Observations London: John & Paul Knapton, 1744. Coloured. 385 x 480mm. Narrow top margin.
Map of North America showing a very late example of the most famous cartographical mistake, California as an island, a myth that lasted one and a half centuries.. Other cartographical mistakes include the Straits of Anian, Frobisher’s Strait in Greenland and Lake Nicaragua, which opens into the Caribbean and almost reaches the pacific. McLAUGHLIN: 227.
[Ref: 18897]    £1,350.00 ($1,754 • €1,530 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The first printed map to accurately map the Mississippi River]
Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles, du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi. Dressée Sur un grand nombre de memoires principalem.t sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur... 1703. Paris: Philippe Buache, 1745. Original colour. 485 x 660mm. Slighlty trimmed at bottom margin.
An important map of North America, engraved by Simoneau from a map compiled by De L'Isle from the latest French discoveries. As geographer to the Royal Academy of Sciences De L'Isle had early access to the papers of French explorers, including the Jesuits in Canada and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the founder of Louisiana. This important detail includes the tribuataries of the Mississippi and the correct location of the delta (which had been discovered but lost by La Salle), with an abundance of named Indian villages, and even the location of Biloxi ('Fort des Bilocchi'), founded in 1699. First published in 1703, this example has Buache's imprint lower right.
[Ref: 16832]    £1,500.00 ($1,949 • €1,700 rates)


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