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 South America 

RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Montevideo]
Plano del Puerto de Montevideo segun los trabajos mas fidedignos ingleses y españoles. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. 465 x 650mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
Detailed chart of the harbour of Montevideo, taken from English and Spanish surveys. The outlines of the streets are marked and the relief of the surrounding hills is shown with hatchuring.
[Ref: 15967]    £480.00 ($619 • €548 rates)

DE LORENZO, J. [Scarce Spanish sea chart of the Rio de la Plata]
América Meridional. Costa Este. Carta del Rio de la Plata segun los trabajos mas fidedignos nacionales y extranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Touches of original colour. 645 x 970mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Excellent condition.
A detailed sea chart of the Rio la la Plata, separating Uruguay from Argentina, marking Buenos Aires and Montevideo. Lighthouses are marked in colour. At the time of publication the Paraguayan War (1864-70) was being fought between an alliance of Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay, and Paraguay, a power-struggle for control of the Rio de la Plata basin.
[Ref: 13691]    £650.00 ($838 • €742 rates)

ROCCA, E. [A detailed map of the Paraná River]
Plano de navegación del Rio Paraná entre Esquina y la Desembocadura. Argentina: Direccion General de Navegación y Puertos, 1922. Coloured wood-engraving. Map 200 x 7020mm, folded into cloth covers with title, key, list of coordinates and distance table. Covers lightlly faded, spine split.
A seven-metre map of the Paraná River from Esquina to the Rio de la Plata on a scale of 1: 100,000. Every few panels there is an angled section, allowing for the map to be recut and joined with geographical accuracy.
[Ref: 17174]    £650.00 ($838 • €742 rates)


DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [Olivier van Noort's account of Rio de Janeiro]
Insulae Rio Iavero Delineatio. Frankfurt, c.1602, Latin edition. 145 x 175mm, set in letterpress.
Early map of the harbour at Rio De Janeiro, as seen by the Dutch in 1599. In 1599, a Dutch Fleet, commanded by Oliver van Noort, fleet reached an island in the natural harbour of Rio de Janeiro. On this island there was a town and nearby a fortress, both of which had been built by the Portuguese. After their long voyage, they desperately needed fresh fruit, but found only very little to eat. Later, when they went ashore in rowing boats, many Indians appeared and started shooting arrows at them. Several Dutchmen were wounded and two captured, but these men were later released in exchange for money. The view of the harbour notes the events described and shows the 4 ships arriving in the harbor, numerous smaller boats being rowed to various parts of the harbor, a view of the town and fortifications constructed by the Dutch, and the native reception
[Ref: 17865]    £400.00 ($516 • €456 rates)

DE BRY, Johann Theodore. [The island of San Sebastian]
Insulae S. Sebastiani... Frankfurt, c.1602, Latin edition. 125 x 165mm, set in letterpress.
View of the island of San Sebastian in Brazil from Olivier Van Noort's account. van Noort (1558-1627) was the first Dutchman to circumnavigate the world. Born in 1558 in Utrecht, he left Rotterdam on 2 July 1598 with four ships and a plan to attack Spanish possessions in the Pacific and to trade with China and the Spice Islands. His ships were poorly equipped, especially in the way of armament and the crews were unruly. Nonetheless, Van Noort sailed through the Magellan Strait, and captured a number of ships (Spanish and otherwise) in the Pacific. He lost two ships on the way due to a storm, one was lost in an engagement with the Spanish near the Manila Bay in the Philippines. The Spanish lost their flagship, the galleon San Diego, the wreck of which was found in 1992 and yielded a treasure in porcelain and gold pieces. Van Noort returned to Rotterdam via the Dutch East Indies and the Cape of Good Hope on 26 August 1601 with his last ship, the Mauritius, and 45 of originally 248 men. The venture barely broke even, but was the inspiration for more such expeditions. The united Dutch East India Company was formed a few months later.
[Ref: 17867]    £200.00 ($258 • €228 rates)

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Brazil]
Novus Brasiliæ Typus. Amsterdam, 1631, Latin text edition. Coloured. 380 x 495mm. Paper lightly toned overall.
Brazil, orientated with north to the right. The title cartouche is of two indians, an inset map shows the area around Salvador, and vignettes copied from de Bry show a hammock, goats, a battle and cannibals cooking lunch. The plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr, son of the Jodocus who purchased the Mercator plates. When he died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Blaeu, much to the chagrin of the Hondius firm run by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson, who were forced to rush the engraving of new plates. This is a very early example of Blaeu's printing, published in the third edition of his 'Appendix Theatri A. Ortelii', a year after his first atlas and four years before the first issue of his 'Novus Atlas'. KOEMAN: Bl 3.
[Ref: 17969]    £950.00 ($1,225 • €1,084 rates)

BLAEU, Johannes. [Bahia de Todos los Sanctos]
Sinus Omnium Sanctoru. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour with additions. 385 x 500mm.
The Bay of Santos, with an inset plan of San Salvador and a scroll title cartouche. As the map only appeared from 1662 in the Americas volume of Blaeu's final atlas, the 'Atlas Major', it is comparatively uncommon. KOEMAN: Bl 56.
[Ref: 10057]    £600.00 ($773 • €685 rates)

SANSON, Nicolas. [17th century French map of Brazil]
Le Bresil, dont la Coste est possedée par les portugais et divisée en Quatorze Capitanieries... Paris, 1683. Original outline colour. 205 x 280mm. Small archival tissue repair in top margin.
Reduced version of Sanson's map of the Portuguese possessions in Brazil. A reasonable amount of detail along the major rivers of the interior and a frame-like title cartouche filling the
[Ref: 19116]    £250.00 ($322 • €285 rates)

MASSA, Gaspar. [19th century Spanish sea chart of the north Brazilian coast]
Carta Esferica de una parte de la Costa del Brasil desde el Para en el Rio de las Amazonas hasta el Cabo St Augustin. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 630 x 970mm.
A large and detailed antique sea chart of the coast of Brazil from the River Para south to Pernambuco. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12510]    £750.00 ($967 • €856 rates)

MASSA, Gaspar. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Brazilian coast]
Carta Esferica de una parte de la Costa del Brasil desde el Cabo St Augustin hasta Cabo Frio... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 980 x 650mm.
A large and detailed antique sea chart of the coast of Brazil from Cabo de Santo Agostinho south to Cabo Frio. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12511]    £850.00 ($1,096 • €970 rates)

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