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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Hispaniola from the First Edition of the 'Isolario']
Spagnola. Venice, 1528. Woodcut, 85 x 150mm, set in Italian text Worm holes in text and margins filled.
A map of Hispaniola from Bordone's 'Isolario', one of the earliest printed maps of any part of the Americas. Now divided between Haiti and Santo Domingo, the island was the first landfall made by Columbus and so therefore was the first to be colonised in the New World. This small map reflects this advanced state of colonisation and marks the capital, Isabella, which was situated beside the Ozama river.
[Ref: 14435]    £700.00 ($946 • €779 rates)


MOUNT & PAGE. [A British chart of the Lesser Antilles]
A Chart of the Caribe Islands. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 530mm.
A chart of the Lesser Antilles, orientated with north to the right, showing from Puerto Rico south to Trinidad and the Gulf of Paria. This example comes from 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.
[Ref: 15696]    £700.00 ($946 • €779 rates)


IRVING, Washington. [Italian map of The West Indies showing Columbu's voyages]
Carta delle Indie Occidentali, per servire ai viaggi di Cristoforo Colombo. Italy, 1828. 450 x 610mm. Binding folds flattened.
The West Indies, published in an Italian edition' A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus' by Irving Washington (the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). Engraved by Daniele Del Re'
[Ref: 17656]    £420.00 ($568 • €468 rates)


 Cuba 

VERNET, Joseph. [View of Havana harbour]
Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet. Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins.
View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.
[Ref: 17575]    £400.00 ($541 • €445 rates)


 Central America 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th Century miniature prospect of Mexico City]
Mexique. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Detailed bird's-eye view of Mexico City, with local Indians and Conquistadors in the foreground. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. French text to verso.
[Ref: 17505]    £175.00 ($237 • €195 rates)


MASI, Giovanni Tommaso. [Panama with the Darien Scheme]
Carta Rappresentante l'Istmo di Darien o'sia di Panama. Livorno, 1763. Coloured. 250 x 215mm.
Map depicting the eastern half of Panama and part of the western coastline of Colombia. Marked on the map are many cities, including' Nuova Edinburg' - New Edinburgh, the famous Darien Scheme colony established by the Company of Scotland as a trading settlement in 1698. Although well located, with a good harbour, the colony was short lived. Attacks by Spanish galleons, and devestating illnesses caused the failure of the 'Darien Scheme' as it was now. This contributed to the dissolution of the Scottish Parliament and led to the Act of Union with England in 1707.
[Ref: 17635]    £170.00 ($230 • €189 rates)


Royal Geographical Society. [Panama]
Plan of that Part of the Isthmus of Panama Eligible for effecting a Communication Between The Atlantic & Pacific from Observations & Surveys performed in the Years 1828 & 1829, By J.A. Lloyd. London, 1829. 450 x 400mm.
The Isthmus of Panama engraved by J. Gardner and surveyed by J.A. Lloyd, prepared to illustrate John Augustus Lloyd's article 'Account of Levellings Carried Across the Isthmus of Panama', presented at the Royal Geographical Society in 1830.
[Ref: 17653]    £250.00 ($338 • €278 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Central America]
Central America. I. Including Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador. Honduras, Nicaragua and the Southern States of Mexico. London, Chas Knight, 1852. Original outline colur. 320 x 400mm.
Map of Central America published under the superintendence of the Society for the Duffulsion of Useful Knowledge.
[Ref: 17162]    £100.00 ($135 • €111 rates)


 South America 

FER, Nicolas de. [French chart of Cartagena and surrounds]
Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. Coloured. 230 x 340mm.
Detailed plan of Cartagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
[Ref: 17391]    £220.00 ($297 • €245 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 ($608 • €501 rates)


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