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  AMERICA 
 North America 

SEALE, Richard William. [North America with California as an Island]
A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best Observations London: John & Paul Knapton, 1744. Coloured. 385 x 480mm. Narrow top margin.
Map of North America showing a very late example of the most famous cartographical mistake, California as an island, a myth that lasted one and a half centuries.. Other cartographical mistakes include the Straits of Anian, Frobisher’s Strait in Greenland and Lake Nicaragua, which opens into the Caribbean and almost reaches the pacific. McLAUGHLIN: 227.
[Ref: 18897]    £1,350.00 ($1,769 • €1,517 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The first printed map to accurately map the Mississippi River]
Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles, du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi. Dressée Sur un grand nombre de memoires principalem.t sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur... 1703. Paris: Philippe Buache, 1745. Original colour. 485 x 660mm. Slighlty trimmed at bottom margin.
An important map of North America, engraved by Simoneau from a map compiled by De L'Isle from the latest French discoveries. As geographer to the Royal Academy of Sciences De L'Isle had early access to the papers of French explorers, including the Jesuits in Canada and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the founder of Louisiana. This important detail includes the tribuataries of the Mississippi and the correct location of the delta (which had been discovered but lost by La Salle), with an abundance of named Indian villages, and even the location of Biloxi ('Fort des Bilocchi'), founded in 1699. First published in 1703, this example has Buache's imprint lower right.
[Ref: 16832]    £1,500.00 ($1,965 • €1,686 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The Great Lakes, marking 'Checagou']
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada Par Mr. Bellin... Nuremberg, 1755. Coloured. 450 x 550mm, with wide margins.
A scarce map of the Great Lakes after the French cartographer Bellin, published the year before the start of the 'Seven Years' War (or 'French and Indian War'), in which the British drove the French from mainland Canada. The 'R. et Port de Checagou' is marked, as are tribal lands and the various tributaries of the Mississippi River.
[Ref: 18892]    £1,750.00 ($2,293 • €1,967 rates)


SEUTTER, Matthäus. [18th century map of North America]
Nova Orbis sive America Septentrionalis, divisa per sua Regna Provinc: et Insul: cura et opera. Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Fine original colour. 270 x 210mm.
An uncommon small version of Seutter's map of North America, engraved by Lotter. The continent is compacted laterally, and California is depicted as an Island. Decorative cartouche with native Americans and birds.
[Ref: 14738]    £400.00 ($524 • €450 rates)


MÜLLER, Gerhard Friedrich. [18th century Russian discoveries in the North Pacific]
Nouvelle Carte des Decouvertes faites par des Vaisseaux Russiens aux cotes inconnues de l'Amerique Septentrionale Avec les Pais Adiacentes. St Petersburg: Academy of Sciences, 1773. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, 505 x 690mm.
A map charting the Russian explorations in the North Pacific published just a few years before the Captain Cook's Third Voyage took him to the Bering Strait. The Asian coastline has taken some shape, with Kamchatka recognisable, but neither Hokkaido or Sakhalin delineated. The American West Coast has few details, with no recognisable Alaska, but Mount St Elias is shown, as are the landing points of the Russian explorers Bering and Chirikov, Drake's New Albion, and a North West Passage from Hudson's Bay.
[Ref: 12496]    £785.00 ($1,028 • €882 rates)


BUACHE, Philippe. [18th century map of the North Pacific]
Carte des Nouvelles Découvertes au Nord de la Mer Du Sud, Tant à l'Est de la Sibérie et du Kamtchatka, Qu'à l'Ouest de la Nouvelle France. Venice: Fracesco Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 470 x 650mm. A superb example.
A Venetian edition of the infamous map of the North Pacific that introduced the 'Mer de l'Ouest' to cartography. It was compiled by Buache from the work of Joseph de L'Isle, showing the coasts of Asia south to Japan and America to Yucatan. While it shows some important discoveries by the Russians on the Asian side of the Bering Strait, it also included the supposed discoveries of Admiral de Fonte and Juan de Fuca, including a vast inland sea, the 'Mer de L'Ouest', in Canada and a waterway stretching from the Pacific almost to Baffin's Bay. Copied extensively by other French mapmakers, the myth was finally disproved by English explorers James Cook & George Vancouver. De L'Isle spent much of his career in Russia, producing the 'Atlas Russicus' (the first Russian atlas) with Ivan Kyrilov and founding the 'Academy of Sciences of St Petersburg'. He returned to Paris is 1747 with a large map collection, including (unfortunately for the reputation of French cartography) the manuscript of this map of the north Pacific, which he presented to a public assembly of the French Academy of Sciences in 1750. TOOLEY: French Mapping of America (MCC 33), Item 103.
[Ref: 18579]    £850.00 ($1,114 • €955 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of North America]
America Settentrionale. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 65mm.
A rare miniature map of North America, engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions and their principal cities. Also shown is the fictitious North-West Passage.
[Ref: 12957]    £600.00 ($786 • €674 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the Great Lakes]
I. Laghi del Canada. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of Canada's lakes engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various lakes and regions.
[Ref: 12967]    £650.00 ($852 • €731 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card map of the North West Passage & Bering Straits]
Nuovo sistema combinate dalle Scoperto de Russi dell'Ammiraglia della Fonte, di M. Delisle ed altri per le Parti Nord Ouest dell'America, e Nord Est dell'Asia approvato dalla Reale Accademia dell Sceinzxe di Parigi. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 75mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, the fictitious North West Passage and the the Bering Straits. Engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions. These were printed in the year that Cook entered the Bering Straits.
[Ref: 12995]    £650.00 ($852 • €731 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Labrador & Arctic America]
B. d'Hudson, Labrador, e b di Baffins. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of Labrador and one of Arctic America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13014]    £375.00 ($491 • €422 rates)


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