Follow us on

facebook link

Altea Gallery on Twitter

Records: 31 to 40 of 71
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »
  AMERICA 
 South America 

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 ($359 • €309 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 ($598 • €514 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 ($598 • €514 rates)


DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Guyana & Surinam]
The Coast of Guyana from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as the have been Explored by the French and Dutch Engineers With the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca. From the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyæna, in the Year 1781, when he Commanded in the Rivers Berbice, Essequebo, and Demerari, and Governed those colonies after their Conquest from the Dutch. London, William Faden, 1783. Original colour. 530 x 700mm.
The coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths. Captain Thompson was sent to Guyana to take control of the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo, after they had been taken from the Dutch. After preparing as much of the defences as he could with limited resources he sailed back to England to protect a convoy of English merchants. However, while he was gone a French squadron captured the colonies, so he was subjected to a courtmartial for leaving his post without orders. The court, held in April 1782, found him blameless and acquitted him. This map is dedicated to the 'merchants of Barbadoes and Guyana' for whom he risked so much. Throughout his career in the Navy he also wrote plays, songs and poetry: his writing has appeared in anthologies about slavery and naval sea-shanties.
[Ref: 7586]    £240.00 ($319 • €274 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Paraguay]
Il Paraguai e parte dei Paesi Adiacenti. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
An Italian map of Paraguay and Uruguay from Zatta's 'Atlante Nuovissimo', decorated with an illustrated title cartouche.
[Ref: 16313]    £180.00 ($239 • €206 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An 18th century Italian map of Peru & Ecuador]
Il Peru con i Paesi Circonvicini Delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Original colourr, 495 x 365mm.
An uncommon map of Peru & Ecuador, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche. Cassini's attempt to make a luxury atlas was a commercial failure so few copies of the atlas were printed.
[Ref: 7815]    £320.00 ($425 • €366 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 ($106 • €91 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 ($239 • €206 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 ($1,036 • €892 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative French map of South America]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original outline colour. 310 x 425mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals including a jaguar.
[Ref: 13671]    £170.00 ($226 • €194 rates)


Records: 31 to 40 of 71
« previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next »