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  AMERICA 
 North America 

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 ($569 • €460 rates)


HEUVEL, Gerrit van den. [An extremely scarce etching of an American Bison]
Bison Iubatus. Rotterdam: Leendert Brasser, c.1766. Etching. 170 x 225mm. Trimmed within plate, old folds.
An early portrait of a bison, etched by Leendert Brasser (1727-93) after Gerrit van den Heuvel (1725-1809). The bison pictured was not wild but in a menagerie belonging to Arnout Vosmaer (1720-1799), who wrote ''Beschryving van den Amerikaanschen gebulten stier genaamd bison'', one of many pamphlets describing the rare animals in his collection, containing another version of this image. He founded his zoo in 1756, but soon it attracted the attention of Anne, Princess of Orange (daughter of George II of Great Britain) who bought the collection and appointed Vosmaer director. The only other example of this etching we can find is in the Rijksmuseum. RIJKSMUSEUM: RP-P-BI-4799.
[Ref: 18223]    £500.00 ($711 • €575 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 ($1,116 • €902 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 ficticious North-West Passage.
[Ref: 12957]    £600.00 ($853 • €689 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 ($924 • €747 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 ficticious 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 ($924 • €747 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 ($533 • €431 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [An early examination of comparative cartography of North America]
[Recueil de 10 Cartes Traitant Particulierement de L'Amerique du Nord.] Paris, Diderot, 1779. Folio, modern half calf gilt; 10 numbered folding maps as called for.
The complete set of ten maps compiled by Didier Robert de Vaugondy from different souces (including the Russians and Japanese) and published in a supplement to Denis Diderot's monumental 'Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers'. The maps compare the different published versions of the cartography of North America, the North Pacific and Bering Strait, and north-east Asia. Shown on these maps are many myths and falsehoods: California as an island; the kingdoms of Anian and Quivira; Jesso or Ezo above Japan; the Mer de l'Ouest; and the fictitious discoveries of 'Bartholomew de Font', including the North West Passage. Most of these theories were cast aside at the end of the decade, with news of Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), which mapped the North Pacific in far better detail. However this work remains important as one of the first studies of comparative cartography.
[Ref: 9292]    £1,650.00 ($2,346 • €1,896 rates)


LOTTER, Tobias Conrad. [The first folio map to show Cook's discoveries in the North Pacific, including Hawaii]
Carte de l'Ocean Pacifique au Nord de l'Equateur, et des Cotes qui le bornent des deux côtés: d'apres les derniers Découvertes faites par les Espagnols, les Russes et les Anglois, jusqu'en 1780. Augsburg, 1781. Original body colour. 490 x 565mm.
An important map of the Pacific north of the equator, showing the route of Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, 1776-80, which was sent to try to find the North-West Passage from the west side of America. After visiting Tasmania and returning Omai to Tahiti, Cook sailed north to Hawaii, arriving on the 18th January 1778 as the first European visitor to the archipelago. Heading north again, the expedition explored the west coast of America before passing through the Bering Strait, only to be blocked by the ice wall. Cook then turned back to return to Hawaii, where he was stabbed to death in a violent confrontation. Captain Charles Clerke took over command and decided to make another attempt on the Bering Strait, this time following the Asiatic coast north. Again defeated by the icewall the expedition turned south, and, after Clerke died of tuberculosis, followed the East India Trade Route home from China, arriving in October 1780. This map is the first folio atlas map to show the new discoveries, pre-dating the official account: according to the text under the map it is based on one published in the Gentleman's Magazine in December 1780, while the official account was still being compiled.
[Ref: 18094]    £1,000.00 ($1,422 • €1,149 rates)


Anonymous. [A map of North America after Cook's Third Voyage]
Amerique Septentrionale. Paris, c. 1785. Coloured. 200 x 225mm.
A small format map of North America showing the mapping of the Pacific coast by Captain Cook on his Third Voyage, but pre-dating Vancouver's discoveries of 1791-2.
[Ref: 17179]    £160.00 ($228 • €184 rates)


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