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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Barbados]
Barbados. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Barbados, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18164]    £325.00 ($432 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Hispaniola and the Bahamas]
A Chart of the Island of Hispaniola With the Windward Passage from Jamaica betwene ye East end of Cuba & the West end of Hispaniola Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 440 x 535mm.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of the environs of Hispaniola, first published c.1680, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18165]    £690.00 ($916 • €789 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Jamaica]
Carte Reduite de L'Isle de La Jamaique... Paris, c.1753. Coloured. 570 x 910mm.
A large and detailed map of Jamaica showing its main towns and geographical features and its relation to Cuba and Santo Domingo, with a wind rose and rhumb lines and an attractive Rococo title cartouche.
[Ref: 10124]    £425.00 ($564 • €486 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th Century French map of Santo Domingo]
Carte De L'Isle De Saint Domingue... Paris, 1758, coloured, 220 x 310mm
A detailed map of Sto Domingo (now divided between Haiti and the Dominican Republic) showing its settlements and topography from Abbé Prevost's "Histoire Generale des Voyages".
[Ref: 11072]    £150.00 ($199 • €171 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Martinique to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
Martinico one of the French Caribbee Islands in the West Indies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of the French colony of Martinique. Because of the importance of the island's sugar to the French economy it became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Late in 1758 a fleet was sent to the West Indies with orders to attack French and Spanish Colonies, including Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba. Martinique was attacked in January 1759, but the British gave up the assault without realising how close the French were to capitulation, moving on to take Guadeloupe. They successfully took the island in 1762 but handed it back the following year in the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the April edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14899]    £160.00 ($212 • €183 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [Detailed map of Martinique published during the Seven Years' War]
Carte de L'Isle de Martinique... Nuremberg: Homann's Heirs, 1762. Coloured. 480 x 550mm.
Bellin's map of Martinique here republished on a larger scale because of increased interest due to the British capture of the island from the French in February 1762, an action of the Seven Years' War. Britain had made a policy of capturing French colonies, thus acquiring bargaining chips for the Treaty of Paris that ended the war in 1763. France chose to retain Martinique because of its lucrative sugar industry, allowing Canada to be ceded to Britain.
[Ref: 14635]    £600.00 ($797 • €686 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Map of Grenada during the Seven Years' War]
Karte von der Insel Grenada und den Grenadillen in Nord America, unter den Zwölsten Grad der Breite. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 225 x 300mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of Grenada and the Grenadines after Bellin, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After the British had driven the French from Canada their attention was turned to their colonies in the West Indies. A fleet under Admiral George Rodney captured the French islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada in early 1762, before moving on to Spanish-held Cuba, capturing Havana. Grenada & St Lucia were formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Martinique and Havana returned.
[Ref: 12916]    £280.00 ($372 • €320 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Map of St Lucia during the Seven Years' War]
Karte von der Insel St Lucia von M.B. Ing de la Marine 1758. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 205 x 300mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of St Lucia after Bellin, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After the British had driven the French from Canada their attention was turned to their colonies in the West Indies. A fleet under Admiral George Rodney captured the French islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada in early 1762, before moving on to Spanish-held Cuba, capturing Havana. St Lucia & Grenadawere formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Martinique and Havana returned.
[Ref: 12920]    £280.00 ($372 • €320 rates)


RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The English attack on Guadeloupe, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Insuln Guadeloupe und Marie Galante. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 220 x 360mm.
A scarce map of the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie Galante to illustrate the French surrender to the English on 1st May 1759, after a five-month campaign during the Seven Years' War. It was published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). British Prime Minister William Pitt had orchestrated a series of attacks on French colonies around the world, including the West Indies, Canada, Africa and India. In the Treaty of Paris (1763) Guadeloupe was returned to France in return for France giving up any claims on Canada.
[Ref: 13212]    £300.00 ($398 • €343 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th Century French Chart of St Kitts]
Carte De L'Isle De St. Christophe. Paris, 1764 .Original Colour. 220 x 345mm.
A decorative map depicting the town and fort of Basse-Terre & Charlestown. Locates Pointe de Sable, Pointe Ragged, Pointe de Par, Pointe de St. Croix, La Grande Pointe. Rivers & elevations on the island, the latter indicated by drawings of mountains. Indicates buildings & settlements & includes a compass rose with fleur de lys crossing the chart and a decorative title cartouche in top righthe, from the " Petit Atlas Maritime "
[Ref: 11377]    £300.00 ($398 • €343 rates)


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