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  AMERICA 
 North America 

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 ($12,008 • €10,555 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 ($3,160 • €2,778 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 ($2,907 • €2,555 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A descriptive plate about American tribes]
Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. 380 x 440mm.
A sheet of views, illustrations and engraved text relating to American tribes, including the Sioux and Illinois, describing how they hunted bison, their 'coats-of-arms', dancing and pipes. Also featured is a view of Niagara Falls, again with a descriptive text.
[Ref: 7768]    £250.00 ($316 • €278 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 ($5,372 • €4,722 rates)


RAPIN DE THOYRAS, Paul. [The British Empire]
Carte Generale des Royaumes, Etats & Domaines, Que les Rois & La Couronne de La Grande Bretagne ont Possédez ou Possédent en Europe en Afrique & en Amerique. The Hague: Durand & Dupard, c.1735. 415 x 515mm. Narrow right margin, as issued.
An outline map of the North Atlantic, marking British possessions in North America, the West Indies, Europe and Africa, published in Rapin's History of England. This work is better known through Nicholas Tindal's English translation.
[Ref: 9029]    £200.00 ($253 • €222 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 ($1,896 • €1,667 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 ($2,212 • €1,944 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of North America]
Nova Orbis sive America Septentrionalis, divisa per sua Regna Provinc: et Insul: cura et opera. Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Fine original colour. 270 x 210mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of North America, engraved by Lotter. The continent is compacted laterally, and California is depicted as an Island. Decorative cartouche with native Americans and birds.
[Ref: 14738]    £400.00 ($506 • €444 rates)


BUACHE, Philippe. [18th century map of the North Pacific]
Carte des Nouvelles Découvertes au Nord de la Mer Du Sud, Tant à l'Est de la Sibérie et du Kamtchatka, Qu'à l'Ouest de la Nouvelle France. Venice: Fracesco Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 470 x 650mm. A superb example.
A Venetian edition of the infamous map of the North Pacific that introduced the 'Mer de l'Ouest' to cartography. It was compiled by Buache from the work of Joseph de L'Isle, showing the coasts of Asia south to Japan and America to Yucatan. While it shows some important discoveries by the Russians on the Asian side of the Bering Strait, it also included the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte and Juan de Fuca, including a vast inland sea, the 'Mer de L'Ouest', in Canada and a waterway stretching from the Pacific almost to Baffin's Bay. Copied extensively by other French mapmakers, the myth was finally disproved by English explorers James Cook & George Vancouver. De L'Isle spent much of his career in Russia, producing the 'Atlas Russicus' (the first Russian atlas) with Ivan Kyrilov and founding the 'Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg'. He returned to Paris is 1747 with a large map collection, including (unfortunately for the reputation of French cartography) the manuscript of this map of the north Pacific, which he presented to a public assembly of the French Academy of Sciences in 1750. TOOLEY: French Mapping of America (MCC 33), Item 103.
[Ref: 18579]    £850.00 ($1,074 • €944 rates)


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