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  AMERICA 
 South America 

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 ($912 • €810 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 ($586 • €521 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [18th century map of Peru & Ecuador]
Il Peru con i Paesi Circonvicini Delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 495 x 365mm.
An uncommon map of Peru & Ecuador, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 15543]    £325.00 ($423 • €376 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of Cayenne]
Cayenne. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Cayenne, a strong Town, the Capital of the French Settlements in South America situated on an Island of the same name at the mouth of the River Amazon. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Antique map of the defences of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. During the Napoleonic Wars the supremecy of the Royal Navy meant that Cayenne was cut off from French support, so was severely weakened. Realising this, Britain persuaded the Portuguese Government-in-exile in Brazil to launch an attack of the city. With the aid of only one British ship, HMS Confiance, the town was captured easily. The Treaty of Vienna returned it to France in 1814, but it was not until 1817 that France took formal possession.
[Ref: 13179]    £80.00 ($104 • €93 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th century map of Panama]
The Isthmus of Panama. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 135 x 160mm.
Plan of the Isthmus of Panama, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Pre-Canal, the map shows two routes across the continent: the road from Porto Bello to Panama City; and by the river Chagres then by road to Panama.
[Ref: 13175]    £180.00 ($235 • €208 rates)


MASSA, Gaspar. [An uncommon Spanish antique sea chart of Uruguay]
Carta Esferica que comprende desde el Morro de S.ta Marta en la coste del Brasil hasta el Cabo de San Antonio en e Rio de la Plata. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 660 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset.
A large and detailed antique chart of the South American coastline from Morro de Santa Marta, just inside Brazil, through Uruguay to the Rio de la Plata, to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Three insets give details of Montevideo, Maldonado & Buenos Aires. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12513]    £780.00 ($1,016 • €902 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas]
Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador, and the Guayanas. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Map of the northern countries of South America including Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas. With four decorative vignettes showing Paramaribo, Fall of Bagota, Chimborazo and local scenes.
[Ref: 16147]    £120.00 ($156 • €139 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Peru and Bolivia with vignette scenes]
Peru & Bolivia. London & New York: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour, Steel engraving, printed area 340 x 255mm.
A detailed map of Peru and Bolivia, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. This map still shows Bolivia with a Pacific coastline, land lost to Chile in the 1879-83 War of the Pacific. Being landlocked has severely affected Bolivia's economy, and in the present day they are still trying to negotiate access to the sea. With a decorative border and four attractive vignette scenes of Potosi, Lima, Tarija and the swimming couriers of Peru
[Ref: 17758]    £120.00 ($156 • €139 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Chile and Argentina with vignettes]
Chili and La Plata. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Map of Chile and Argentina, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including a view of the Grand Square, Buenos Ayres.
[Ref: 16128]    £115.00 ($150 • €133 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of the Falkland Islands and Patagonia]
Falkland Islands and Patagonia. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 355 x 255mm.
Two maps on one sheet; the Falkland Islands with vignettes of penguins and sea eagles; and Patagonia with a vignette of Christmas Sound. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases.
[Ref: 17728]    £125.00 ($163 • €145 rates)


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