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 South America 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Peru and Bolivia with vignette scenes]
Peru & Bolivia. London & New York: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour, Steel engraving, printed area 340 x 255mm.
A detailed map of Peru and Bolivia, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. This map still shows Bolivia with a Pacific coastline, land lost to Chile in the 1879-83 War of the Pacific. Being landlocked has severely affected Bolivia's economy, and in the present day they are still trying to negotiate access to the sea. With a decorative border and four attractive vignette scenes of Potosi, Lima, Tarija and the swimming couriers of Peru
[Ref: 17758]    £120.00 ($158 • €137 rates)

TALLIS, John. [Map of Chile and Argentina with vignettes]
Chili and La Plata. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Map of Chile and Argentina, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including a view of the Grand Square, Buenos Ayres.
[Ref: 16128]    £115.00 ($152 • €132 rates)

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 ($634 • €549 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 ($858 • €744 rates)

HOLLE, Leinhart. [Wall map of South America]
Schulwandkarte von Süd-America gezeichnet, lithographirt und gedruckt von L. Holle... Wolfenbüttel: Holle & Geographisch-Lithographisches Institut, c.1870. Original colour. Lithographic map, dissected and laid on linen, as issued, total 1370 x 1050mm. A few small stains, lacking a brass hanging ring.
A scarce wall map for schools, with an inset map of the Galapagos Islands. As the Gran Chaco region (between Bolivia, Paraguay and Argentina), is marked as part of Argentina, it would seem the map was published soon after the end of the Paraguayan War (also known as War of the Triple Alliance), 1864-70. Such school maps are rare, usually disposed off when damaged or superceded.
[Ref: 12844]    £400.00 ($528 • €458 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 ($858 • €744 rates)


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th Century map of Brazil]
Brasil Nuova Tavola. Venice, c. 1574. 185 x 260mm.
Brazil, orientated with north to the right, engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographia di Claudio Tolomeo', first issued 1561.
[Ref: 15265]    £350.00 ($462 • €400 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 ($1,254 • €1,087 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [17th century miniature map of Brazil]
Bresil. Paris, 1662. Original colour. 100 x 125mm.
An uncommon miniature map of Brazil, marking rivers, tribal lands and settlements. From Du Val's atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10772]    £110.00 ($145 • €126 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 ($792 • €686 rates)

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