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  AMERICA 
 Canada 

[Gazettiere Americano.] [Newfoundland]
Nuova, e Corretta Carta dell' Isola di Terra Nuova Livorno, 1763. Coloured. 255 x 250mm.
Map of Newfoundland with good detail of the coast and and only a small amount of detail in the interior.The map is based on the work of Bellin with improvements to show Cape Breton Island, Quebec and Labrador.
[Ref: 18154]    £120.00 ($158 • €134 rates)


 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 ($924 • €784 rates)


Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. [An 18th century sea chart of Santo Domingo]
Carte Réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue... Paris: Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1787. Coloured. 600 x 930mm.
A double-page sea-chart with rhumb lines, showing the northern coastline of Santo Domingo, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Lower Bahamas, eastern parts of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico
[Ref: 17863]    £625.00 ($825 • €700 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Eighteenth century map of the West Indies]
Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille Di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1795. Original outline colour. 325 x 420mm.
The West Indies - Caribbean and Southern Florida., with a fine title cartouche. First published 1785 in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo.
[Ref: 18091]    £360.00 ($475 • €403 rates)


 Bermuda 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic collector's map of Bermuda in original colour]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour. 400 x 530mm. Near mint condition
A large paper copy of this fine map of the islands, based on Richard Norwood's map as published by John Speed in 1627. The plate has an interesting history: it was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II, the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the Speed plates and republished the Mercator atlas. When Jodocus II died in 1629 the plate was sold to Blaeu, forcing the Hondius firm to have another plate engraved. A miniature version of the island has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top of the map. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Bl 57; PALMER: p.8, plate III.
[Ref: 17937]    £2,000.00 ($2,640 • €2,240 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [One of the most decorative maps of Bermuda]
Le Colonie Unite dell’ America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione...; Le Isole Bermuda. Venice, 1778. Original colour. 325 x 435mm. A very fine example.
The title-sheet of a twelve-sheet map of the United States, with Bermuda shown on a trompe-l'oil scroll. Bermuda has an interesting cartographic error. The first authoritative map of Bermuda was compiled by Norwood in 1622 and published by John Speed in 1627. Behind the main map Norwood superimposed the coastline of New England and Virginia to show the relative position of Bermuda. Although Zatta has dropped this mainland from his map he has retained the small Bermuda, mistaking it for another island in the chain. This confirms that Zatta's source for this map was over a century old! PALMER: Printed maps of Bermuda, p.26, plate xxxi.
[Ref: 16570]    £2,500.00 ($3,300 • €2,800 rates)


 Cuba 

DAUMONT. [Havana View]
A View General of the City de Havana of Amerique. Vue Generalle de la Ville de Havanne en Amerique. Paris, Daumont, c.1760. Original colour. 209 x 370mm. A faint stain in title area.
A 'vue d'optique' of Havana, designed to be looked at through a zograscope, with the title in reverse above the view. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints, but the English version of the title is unusually inept. In the foreground are a number of ships, including a galleon firing its cannon. The chain boom can be seen across the entrance of the harbour.
[Ref: 7847]    £400.00 ($528 • €448 rates)


HINTON, John. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
An exact plan of the city fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba: From an Original Drawing taken on the Spot. London: J. Hinton, 1762. 270 x 350mm.
A plan of Havana Harbour with many details, including fortifications, topography and soundings, with an inset map of Cuba is in the bottom right corner. It was published in the 'Universal Magazine', illustrating an account of the capture of Havana in 1762, an important action of the Seven Years' War (1756-63).
[Ref: 17097]    £500.00 ($660 • €560 rates)


LONDON MAGAZINE. [The Siege of Havana in 1762]
A Plan of the Late Siege of the Havana, and Moor's Castle, & their Environs. London: Edward Kimber, 1763. 115 x 190mm. Narrow margin at bottom.
A map of the successful British siege of Havana, March to August 1762, part of the Seven Years' War. However the city was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris that ended the war the following year. Published in the 'London Magazine'.
[Ref: 16047]    £90.00 ($119 • €101 rates)


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 ($528 • €448 rates)


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