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  AMERICA 
 South America 

COOK, Captain James. [Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.]
A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
[Ref: 13824]    £160.00 ($215 • €182 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Byron and HMS Dolphin in Patagonia, 1765]
No. 23. [A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and .the Patagonians.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 435 x 235mm.
Commodore John Byron meeting the Patagonian natives on the shore, perpetuating the myth of a race of giants, although here only a little taller than the Europeans. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title given here is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16684]    £110.00 ($148 • €125 rates)


NOUAL, Isaac. [Early chart of the Falkland Islands]
A Chart of Hawkins's Maidenland, Discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falkland Sound, so called by Cap.n John Strong of the Farewell from London who sailed through it in 1689. London: Strahan & Cadell, c.1773. 245 x 320mm.
The Falkland Islands, engraved by Noual. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13799]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


RUSSELL, J. [Chart of the Magellan Strait from Hawkesworth]
A Chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are Inserted the Observations and Discoveries, of Cap.tn Byron, Cap.tn Wallis and Captain Cartaret. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 625 x 625mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed chart of the Strait of Magellan, engraved by Russell for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...'. The chart was not engraved in time for the First Edition, but was only included in the second edition (the same year as the first). Although Hawkesworth's book contained the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, this chart owes nothing to Cook's discoveries. In fact he never went through the strait, rounding Cape Horn on the first two voyages and the Cape of Good Hope twice on the Third.
[Ref: 16632]    £700.00 ($942 • €795 rates)


DE LA CRUZ CANO Y OLMEDILLA, Juan. [A scarce wall map of South America]
Mapa Geográfico de America Meridional. Madrid, 1775. Coloured. 1700 x 1450mm. Laid on linen.
A very detailed and attractive map of South America, showing the entire continent with cities and towns marked. At the top right and left are insets of the port of Callao in Peru and La Angostura in Guyana. The whole map is surmounted by the Lion of León and the Castle of Castille and the Hapsburg double-headed eagle appears at the top right with garlands of ribbons to which are attached the coats of arms of the ruling families of the Spanish Colonies. Around the top of this map are depicted naturalistic swags of local flora, amongst which can be seen cacao pods, tomatoes and passion flowers. The title is contained in a decorative classical cartouche shaped like an obelisk and is flanked by personifications of Faith, Pomona (abundance) and America astride an alligator.
[Ref: 7596]    £12,000.00 ($16,140 • €13,632 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn]
A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1777. 330 x 335mm.
A chart of the southern tip of South America, tracking the Cook's ship, the 'Resolution' around Cape Horn, published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Captain Cook's second circumnavigation. The map also showns the Falkland Islands and details the Magellan Straits, neither of which Cook visited on this voyage. An inset details Staten Island.
[Ref: 17450]    £320.00 ($430 • €364 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of South America]
America Meridionale. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of South America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12964]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Peru]
VIII. Il Peru appartiene alla Spagna Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Peru engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 12996]    £270.00 ($363 • €307 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Magellan Straits & Falklands]
Terra Magellanica e Terra del Fuoco. Isole Malouine, o Falkland. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of the Magellan Straits and one of the Falkland Islands engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13012]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


CHEREAU, Jacques. [18th Century Vue d'optique of Cartagena]
Vue Generalle de Carthagene Ville de l'Amerique Meridionalle. Paris, c. 1780. Coloured. 270 x 405mm.
View of the city of Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, South America. The optical print was made to be viewed through a zograscope, which produced an illusion of depth.
[Ref: 17652]    £450.00 ($605 • €511 rates)


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