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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

BOWEN, Emanuel. [The first printed map of Georgia]
A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the moft approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty. London, 1748. 370 x 480mm.
The first map of Georgia, published only fifteen years after the colony's foundation by James Oglethorpe on February 12th 1733. It shows Charleston west to the Mississippi south to New Orleans, and south to New Orleans and Cape Canaveral in Florida, marking the lands of the tribes both friendly and hostile and known trails. The borders of the province with Florida and Louisiana are purposefully vague (the 'G' of Georgia is west of Mississippi) as there had been no negotiation with the Spanish. Indeed, such was the expectation of war that Oglethorpe originally banned slavery as a security risk. The map was published in the 1748 edition of John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels', which contained a new chapter dedicated to Georgia, for which this map was engraved. As this was the official account of the colony, Bowen had access to the maps made by the colonists themselves. CUMMING: 267, Colour Plate 18.
[Ref: 15278]    £2,800.00 ($3,640 • €3,220 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. Partie de L'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend Le Cours de L'Ohio, La Nlle. Angleterre, La Nlle. York, Le New Jersey, La Pensylvanie, Le Maryland, La Virginie, La Caroline. Paris, c.1795. Original outline colour. 490 x 630mm.
The Eastern Seaboard and English Colonies, from New England to the Carolinas, extending West to the Mississippi River at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and north to the Illinois River, with a fine title cartouche and an inset of Carolina. This example was published after the French Revolution: Robert's Royal titles have been removed.
[Ref: 8954]    £450.00 ($585 • €518 rates)


GUILD & Co., C.H. [An advertisers' map of New England]
C.H. Guild & Co.'s Newspaper Map of New England Prepared Expressly to Accompany "Advertising in New England," A Complete Handbook for 1896-7. Boston, M.A.: Guild & Co., 1896. Wood-engraving, printed in colour. Sheet 1215 x 880mm. Nicks in margins, folds reinforced in places.
A fascinating guide to the best places to advertise in New England at the end of the 19th century. The map itself is coloured according to population density and the towns are marked according to their commercial character: manufacturing, agricultural, or foreign or domestic commerce. Towns with one paper, more than one paper, and those with daily and weekly papers are numbered 1-3. Published in the last decade of the 19th century this is an unusal artifact of the early years of the American advertising industry. Guild boasted that he was able to "place advertising business in any place the world over" (Brooklyn Life, 1894).
[Ref: 15688]    £3,250.00 ($4,225 • €3,738 rates)


 Western USA 

SANSON, Nicolas. [First State of Sanson's quarto map of California as an island]
Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c... 1657. Paris, 1657. Original colour. 205 x 240mm. A very fine and crisp example.
A famous map of the island of California and the adjoining part of Mexico, published in Sanson's 'L'Amerique en plusiers cartes'. The title is within a winged cartouche top right. Although the map is a reduced version of Sanson's own 'Le Nouveau Mexique et la Floride' of the previous year, it was published in an atlas first. With these two maps Sanson introduced the indented northern coastline of the island, which was the predominant depiction until it rejoined the mainland. BURDEN: 327; McLAUGHLIN: 16.
[Ref: 16930]    £1,200.00 ($1,560 • €1,380 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's large-format map of the island of California]
La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa.e. Jesus en la America Sept. Dressé sur celle que le Viceroy de la Nouvelle Espagne... Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm.
The largest representation of the island of California on a single-sheet map. It is an enlarged version of Fer's map of 1700, allowing the 314 names in the original key to be moved onto the map. In place of the key is a text telling the history of California up to 1695, and four vignettes. Bottom left is a cartouche, illustrated with creatures including a Spoonbill and an armadillo, which seems to be lacking extra text. Most of the detail in the Mexican interior comes from the work of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit. It is interesting that it was Kino first claimed California was joined to the mainland, as early as 1702. This is the best example we have ever seen. MCLAUGHLIN: 196.
[Ref: 16627]    £8,500.00 ($11,050 • €9,775 rates)


KINO, Eusebio. [The beginning of the end of California as an island]
Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino è S.I. Augsburg, 1726. 365 x 230mm. A very fine example.
Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's important map of California, drawn in 1702 but not published until it was included in Joseph Stöcklein's 'Allerhand So Lehr-Als Geist-Reich Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis'. Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit, travelled to New Spain in 1682 and stayed there the rest of his life. He travelled extensively and used his knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to compile maps of the region. Although he never crossed to California by land, his obervations from a high point near the Colorado River, from which he saw only land to the west, caused him to state California was a peninsula. It was nearly another half-century before this was proved.
[Ref: 16945]    £1,600.00 ($2,080 • €1,840 rates)


 Gulf States 

SANSON, Nicolas. [Sanson's map of Spanish & French territories in southern North America, showing California as an island]
Le Nouveau Mexique et La Floride: Tirees de diverses Cartes, et Relations... Paris: Sanson, 1679. Original colour. 315 x 550mm. A very fine example.
An influential French map, engraved by Jean Sommer and first published 1656, highlighting their territorial ambitions in the Gulf region. Not only does 'French Florida' fill the region between the Brtitish Province of VIrginia and Spanish Florida, but the two 'Great Lakes' shown, Ontario and Erie, are shown too far south to increase their claimed lands. On the west coast California is an island, with Sanson adopting the Luke Foxe model, with two large bays on the north coast. BURDEN: 319, state iv of iv,
[Ref: 17403]    £5,500.00 ($7,150 • €6,325 rates)


Anonymous. [A speculator's map of East Texas during the 1920s Mexia oil boom]
Geological Map of the Great East Texas Oil Fields. The Mexia oil field, great as it is, is but the beginning of a series of gusher oil fields which will extend some 200 miles along the famous Balcones Fault line... Fort Worth: the Mitchell Interests, c.1921. Wood engraved map, printed in colour, three half-tone portrait and text printed in black and red on reverse. Sheet 555 x 285mm. Folds reinforced on reverse with some minor loss of text.
An advertising flyer by 'Mitchell Interests' hoping to profit from the Texas oil boom by encouraging investment in land for which drilling leases could be sold to oil companies. The text on the reverse starts ''Evidence! Proof! Verdict! One Hundred per Cent Profit for Myself and Associates". At the bottom is a remittance form at $20 a share. Although Henry F. Mitchell's company makes much of the succcesses of Colonel Albert E. Humphreys (''King of the Wildcatters'') and ''the Greatest Geologist of the Age'', F. Julius Fohs, neither were connected to Mitchell.
[Ref: 17377]    £2,200.00 ($2,860 • €2,530 rates)


 Hawaii 

COOK, Captain James. [The "pirate" Dublin edition of the First Printed map of Hawaii (Owhyhee)]
Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example.
One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers: the National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H. Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7850]    £1,400.00 ($1,820 • €1,610 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The death of Captain James Cook]
Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur... Paris: Isabey, 1784. 295 x 340mm.
One of the most famous depictions of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, painted by the official artist of his third voyage. Like the painting of John Cleveley the Younger, it shows the explorer with one hand raised in an attempt to stop his men firing on the Hawaiians, his back to his killer. This is a French edition, engraved by Claude-Mathieu Fessard.
[Ref: 17263]    £1,250.00 ($1,625 • €1,438 rates)


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