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  AMERICA 
 South America 

DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Guyana & Surinam]
The Coast of Guyana from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as the have been Explored by the French and Dutch Engineers With the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca. From the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyæna, in the Year 1781, when he Commanded in the Rivers Berbice, Essequebo, and Demerari, and Governed those colonies after their Conquest from the Dutch. London, William Faden, 1783. Original colour. 530 x 700mm.
The coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths. Captain Thompson was sent to Guyana to take control of the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo, after they had been taken from the Dutch. After preparing as much of the defences as he could with limited resources he sailed back to England to protect a convoy of English merchants. However, while he was gone a French squadron captured the colonies, so he was subjected to a courtmartial for leaving his post without orders. The court, held in April 1782, found him blameless and acquitted him. This map is dedicated to the 'merchants of Barbadoes and Guyana' for whom he risked so much. Throughout his career in the Navy he also wrote plays, songs and poetry: his writing has appeared in anthologies about slavery and naval sea-shanties.
[Ref: 7586]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Paraguay]
Il Paraguai e parte dei Paesi Adiacenti. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
An Italian map of Paraguay and Uruguay from Zatta's 'Atlante Nuovissimo', decorated with an illustrated title cartouche.
[Ref: 16313]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Peru & Ecuador]
Il Peru con i Paesi Circonvicini Delineato sulle ultime osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Coloured. 495 x 365mm.
An uncommon map of Peru & Ecuador, published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', with a decorative title cartouche.
[Ref: 7528]    £290.00 ($390 • €329 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of Cayenne]
Cayenne. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Cayenne, a strong Town, the Capital of the French Settlements in South America situated on an Island of the same name at the mouth of the River Amazon. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Antique map of the defences of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. During the Napoleonic Wars the supremecy of the Royal Navy meant that Cayenne was cut off from French support, so was severely weakened. Realising this, Britain persuaded the Portuguese Government-in-exile in Brazil to launch an attack of the city. With the aid of only one British ship, HMS Confiance, the town was captured easily. The Treaty of Vienna returned it to France in 1814, but it was not until 1817 that France took formal possession.
[Ref: 13179]    £80.00 ($108 • €91 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th century map of Panama]
The Isthmus of Panama. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 135 x 160mm.
Plan of the Isthmus of Panama, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Pre-Canal, the map shows two routes across the continent: the road from Porto Bello to Panama City; and by the river Chagres then by road to Panama.
[Ref: 13175]    £180.00 ($242 • €204 rates)


MASSA, Gaspar. [An uncommon Spanish antique sea chart of Uruguay]
Carta Esferica que comprende desde el Morro de S.ta Marta en la coste del Brasil hasta el Cabo de San Antonio en e Rio de la Plata. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 660 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset.
A large and detailed antique chart of the South American coastline from Morro de Santa Marta, just inside Brazil, through Uruguay to the Rio de la Plata, to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Three insets give details of Montevideo, Maldonado & Buenos Aires. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 12513]    £780.00 ($1,049 • €886 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative French map of South America]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original outline colour. 310 x 425mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals including a jaguar.
[Ref: 13671]    £170.00 ($229 • €193 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Map of South America with illustrated borders]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the borders. 310 x 410mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals.
[Ref: 17825]    £200.00 ($269 • €227 rates)


MONIN, Charles V. [Separate-Issue Map of South America]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris: Auguste Logerot, c.1850. Original colour. 650 x 460mm. With mapseller's ink stamp in the top margin, repair to fold.
A large and detailed map of South America,, with insets of the Galapagos Islands and the Straits of Magellan.
[Ref: 8790]    £290.00 ($390 • €329 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Antique 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.
Old 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: 12687]    £110.00 ($148 • €125 rates)


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