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  AMERICA 
 North America 

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 ($3,210 • €2,798 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The Great Lakes, marking 'Checagou']
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada Par Mr. Bellin... Nuremberg, 1755. Coloured. 450 x 550mm, with wide margins.
A scarce map of the Great Lakes after the French cartographer Bellin, published the year before the start of the 'Seven Years' War (or 'French and Indian War'), in which the British drove the French from mainland Canada. The 'R. et Port de Checagou' is marked, as are tribal lands and the various tributaries of the Mississippi River.
[Ref: 18892]    £1,750.00 ($2,247 • €1,958 rates)


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. [The first folio map to show Cook's discoveries in the North Pacific, including Hawaii]
Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780. Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm.
An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled.
[Ref: 18095]    £1,000.00 ($1,284 • €1,119 rates)


TARDIEU, Ambroise. [19th century map of Mexico and Texas]
Carte du Mexique Dressee pour l'Intelligence de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages de Laharpe Paris, 1821. Original outline colour. 410 x 260mm.
A detailed map of Mexico, Texas and the Rocky Mountains, published in La Harpe's Histoire Générale des Voyages and inspired from the Humboldt surveys. Several Indian tribes and places are named. Shows Salt lake and also the mythical lake to the south. Published in the same year as Moses Austin obtained his first grant from the Spanish authorities to settle 300 familes in what would later become the Republic of Texas.
[Ref: 18665]    £275.00 ($353 • €308 rates)


 United States 

SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John. [A British military atlas for the American War of Independence]
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Römans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet;; Maj. Holland, and Other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked with calf gilt with maroon calf title label; title, pp. vi-viii (dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, as called for, A few small signs of wear,
A fine example of the rare 'Holster Atlas', ''calculated in its bulk to suit the pockets of Officers of all Ranks''. The atlas was created on the suggestion of Sir George Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts 1757-60, to whom it is dedicated; two of the maps are based on his work. The six maps it contains are regarded as particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution because they represent the knowledge of the terrain the British based their strategies on. The final map is the first separately published map of Lake Champlain. The maps are: ''North America, as Divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A Compleat Map of the West Indies, containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends The Province of Quebec, The Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic Observations of Major Holland. And Corrected from Governor Pownall’s Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the Greatest Part of New England, as also of the Bordering Parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several Surveys made after the late War, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. Comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighbouring Indian Countries. From the Modern Surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & Others; and from the Large Hydrographical Survey of the Coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans, 1776''; and ''A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General S.r Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762''. The pagination anomalies are replicated in other examples of the atlas we have examined.
[Ref: 18436]    £22,500.00 ($28,890 • €25,178 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. Il Canadá, Le Colonie Inglesi Con La Luigiana, E Florida, di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. 320 x 420mm.
Eastern North America, with the British Colonies of the Eastern Seaboard, Canada and Louisiansa, with a fine title cartouche in full colour.
[Ref: 9532]    £390.00 ($501 • €436 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An Italian wall map of the United States of America]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. Outline colour. Six sheets conjoined to form a wall map, total size 960 x 940mm. Excellent condition.
Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', here joined together. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche, and in the bottom right corner is an inset of Newfoundland.
[Ref: 7392]    £6,500.00 ($8,346 • €7,274 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce map of the Eastern Seaboard]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America, Il Canada, e la Florida. Carta Generale delineata sullie ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 370 x 500mm.
Cassini's uncommon single-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', with a decorative title cartouche. Although most detail is east of the Mississippi the town of Texas is marked in Mexico.
[Ref: 15553]    £700.00 ($899 • €783 rates)


NOGUERA, C. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Eastern Seaboard]
Carta Esferica de las Costas Orientales de los Estados Orientales en la America Setentrional desde el Rio de San Juan hasta Nueva York. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1826-c.1863. Touches of original colour. 640 x 950mm.
A Spanish chart of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States from Long Island south to the Georgia/Florida border, with Chesapeake Bay shown in detail. Bermuda is shown bottom right. The lighthouses marked in colour.
[Ref: 11858]    £1,700.00 ($2,183 • €1,902 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian edition. 185 x 260mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 15810]    £1,000.00 ($1,284 • €1,119 rates)


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