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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

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 ($381 • €341 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [The Bahamas]
Description Géographique des Debouquemens qui sont au Nord de L'Isle de Saint Domingue Avec des Cartes et des Plans des Isles qui forment ces Passages, Et des Dangers qui s'y trouvant. Paris, Depot De La Marine, 1768. 605 x 920mm. Very fine condition, printed on heavy paper.
A large sea chart describing the passages between the islands to the north of Hispaniola (Santo Domingo), including the Turks & Caicos Islands and some of the Bahamas. With rhumb lines and soundings to aid navigation.
[Ref: 10641]    £650.00 ($826 • €738 rates)


RODHE, I.J. [Sea chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas]
Plan de Port de Saint Thomas et de ses Environs (Iles Vierges). Paris: Depot de la Marine, 1839. 470 x 610mm. Ink chart-seller's stamp; hole and staining in lower right margin.
Detailed sea chart of the environs of Charlotte Amalie, the main port of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
[Ref: 12524]    £1,200.00 ($1,524 • €1,363 rates)


LAWRANCE, George Bell. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of St Thomas]
Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold.
[Ref: 11834]    £4,000.00 ($5,080 • €4,544 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Trinidad and Venezuela]
Carta Esferica en quatro hojas de las Costas de Tierra Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1816-c.1865.Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Fine condition.
One sheet of a four-sheet chart of the Caribbean coast of South America, showing Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11887]    £1,500.00 ($1,905 • €1,704 rates)


MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthémy. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic]
Carta Esférica de una Parte de la Bahia de Samaná que comprende el Puerto de S.ta Bárbara, Levantado en 1846 por Mr. Mouchez oficial de la marina Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph with touches of hand colour. 310 x 455mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Detailed Spanish sea chart of the north coast of the Bahia de Samaná, on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic. It shows from the town of Samaná to Balandra. An inset shows the whole bay. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11846]    £220.00 ($279 • €250 rates)


BREGANTE, F. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic & the Turks and Caicos Islands]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de una parte de la Isla de S.to Domingo con los Desemboques al N. de la Misma. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1856-67. Touches of original colour. 980 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic, also showing the Turks and Caicos Islands. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11838]    £550.00 ($699 • €625 rates)


RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Jamaica]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de la Isla de Jamaica y parte de la Cuba, segun los trabajos mas fidignos nacionales y estrangeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. Touches of original colour. 970 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset otherwise fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of Jamaica with the central coasts of Cuba including Santiago de Cuba. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11820]    £550.00 ($699 • €625 rates)


BREGANTE, S. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Grenada and Tobago]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de las Islas Granada y Tabago con parte de la de Trinidad y Costa Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864-68. Touches of original colour. 630 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of Grenada and Tobago, with the northern coasts of Trinidad, and the Bocas de Dragon, the entrance to the Gulf of Paria. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11824]    £800.00 ($1,016 • €909 rates)


 Bermuda 

THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Bermuda]
Bermudas London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Irregular plate, at most 295 x 225mm, set in a page of text.
A chart of Bermuda, first published in Thornton's 'English Pilot, The Fourth Book...' in 1689. Originally it shared a plate with a map of Barbados but in the edition of 1728 the maps had been separated and each was printed on a text sheet. The cut followed the engraved border between the two, so this map has an unusual arc in the right side of the plate. On the reverse of the sheet is a text headed 'A Desciption of Bermudos (or the Summer Islands) , with a note 'I would advise every one to take special Care upon this Coast, for there are abundance of Rocks which are very dangerous'. PALMER: p.24. Plate XXVIII for uncut plate.
[Ref: 15633]    £1,800.00 ($2,286 • €2,045 rates)


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