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 West Indies 

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [Map of St Lucia during the Seven Years' War]
Karte von der Insel St Lucia von M.B. Ing de la Marine 1758. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 205 x 300mm. Stitch holes in left margin.
A scarce map of St Lucia after Bellin, published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). After the British had driven the French from Canada their attention was turned to their colonies in the West Indies. A fleet under Admiral George Rodney captured the French islands of Martinique, St Lucia and Grenada in early 1762, before moving on to Spanish-held Cuba, capturing Havana. St Lucia & Grenadawere formally ceded to Britain by the Treaty of Paris in 1763, Martinique and Havana returned.
[Ref: 12920]    £280.00 ($393 • €319 rates)

RASPE, Gabriel Nikolaus. [The English attack on Guadeloupe, during the Seven Years' War]
Plan der Insuln Guadeloupe und Marie Galante. Nuremberg, Raspe, c.1762. Original colour. 220 x 360mm.
A scarce map of the French islands of Guadeloupe and Marie Galante to illustrate the French surrender to the English on 1st May 1759, after a five-month campaign during the Seven Years' War. It was published in Raspe's 'Schau Platz des gegenwaertigen Kriegs' (Plates illustrating the Current Wars). British Prime Minister William Pitt had orchestrated a series of attacks on French colonies around the world, including the West Indies, Canada, Africa and India. In the Treaty of Paris (1763) Guadeloupe was returned to France in return for France giving up any claims on Canada.
[Ref: 13212]    £300.00 ($421 • €341 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th Century French Chart of St Kitts]
Carte De L'Isle De St. Christophe. Paris, 1764 .Original Colour. 220 x 345mm.
A decorative map depicting the town and fort of Basse-Terre & Charlestown. Locates Pointe de Sable, Pointe Ragged, Pointe de Par, Pointe de St. Croix, La Grande Pointe. Rivers & elevations on the island, the latter indicated by drawings of mountains. Indicates buildings & settlements & includes a compass rose with fleur de lys crossing the chart and a decorative title cartouche in top righthe, from the " Petit Atlas Maritime "
[Ref: 11377]    £300.00 ($421 • €341 rates)

BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [The Bahamas]
Description Géographique des Debouquemens qui sont au Nord de L'Isle de Saint Domingue Avec des Cartes et des Plans des Isles qui forment ces Passages, Et des Dangers qui s'y trouvant. Paris, Depot De La Marine, 1768. 605 x 920mm. Very fine condition, printed on heavy paper.
A large sea chart describing the passages between the islands to the north of Hispaniola (Santo Domingo), including the Turks & Caicos Islands and some of the Bahamas. With rhumb lines and soundings to aid navigation.
[Ref: 10641]    £650.00 ($912 • €740 rates)

BONNE, Rigobert. [Hispaniola]
Carte de L'Isle de St.Domingue une des Grandes Antilles, Colonies Françoise et Espagnole. Paris, c.1770, coloured, 220 x 320mm.
Haiti & the Dominican Republic.
[Ref: 10091]    £110.00 ($154 • €125 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Jamaica]
Nova Designatio Insulæ Jamaicæ ex Antillanis Americæ Septentrion. non postremæ Secundum Gubernationes suas accuratas... Augsburg, J.M.Probst, c.1770. Original colour. 490 x 560mm. Brown spot in sea area.
An unusual later issue of Seutter's large map of Jamaica, here published by Johann Michael Probst, who had worked as an engraver for Seutter before becoming a publisher in his own right. Jamaica is shown divided into Precincts, and the large title cartouche shows natives harvesting the various products of the island, including sugar cane.
[Ref: 9580]    £400.00 ($561 • €455 rates)

JEFFERYS, Thomas. [An important 18th century English map of the Virgin Islands]
The Virgin Islands from English and Danish Surveys. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Original outline colour. 480 x 640mm. Originally dissected as a folding map, now re-joined and laid on canvas.
Detailed map of the British Virgin Islands, with the eastern coast of Porto Rico on the left and some of the islands of the Antilles on the right, including Anguilla, St Maartins, St Bartholomew, Saba, St Eustatia & St Christopher. At the top of the map are coastal profiles. The map was first published in the 'The West-India Atlas' in 1775, making it one of the earliest large-scale maps of the Virgin Islands.
[Ref: 16457]    £4,000.00 ($5,612 • €4,552 rates)

JEFFERYS, Thomas. [Map of 18th-century Martinique]
La Martinique par les Ingenieurs Anglais par Jefferys 1775. Paris: Le Rouge, 1779. 485 x 625mm.
A French edition of Jefferys' antique map of Martinique as published in the West India Atlas. An inset shows the Baie de Fort de France.
[Ref: 12317]    £550.00 ($772 • €626 rates)

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of the Antilles]
III. Carta II. dell'America. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of the Antilles 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: 12999]    £300.00 ($421 • €341 rates)

ZATTA, Antonio. [18th Century Italian map of Jamaica]
La Giammaica. Venice, 1784. Original outline colour. 335 x 435mm.
An attractive map, with Jamaica printed within a trompe-l'oeil 'scroll', and the parish borders highlighted with colour.
[Ref: 9445]    £380.00 ($533 • €432 rates)

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