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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Trinidad and Venezuela]
Carta Esferica en quatro hojas de las Costas de Tierra Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1816-c.1865. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Fine condition.
One sheet of a four-sheet chart of the Caribbean coast of South America, showing Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11887]    £1,500.00 ($1,911 • €1,673 rates)


MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthémy. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic]
Carta Esférica de una Parte de la Bahia de Samaná que comprende el Puerto de S.ta Bárbara, Levantado en 1846 por Mr. Mouchez oficial de la marina Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph with touches of hand colour. 310 x 455mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Detailed Spanish sea chart of the north coast of the Bahia de Samaná, on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic. It shows from the town of Samaná to Balandra. An inset shows the whole bay. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11846]    £220.00 ($280 • €245 rates)


BREGANTE, F. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic & the Turks and Caicos Islands]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de una parte de la Isla de S.to Domingo con los Desemboques al N. de la Misma. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1856-67. Touches of original colour. 980 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic, also showing the Turks and Caicos Islands. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11838]    £550.00 ($701 • €613 rates)


BREGANTE, S. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Grenada and Tobago]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de las Islas Granada y Tabago con parte de la de Trinidad y Costa Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864-68. Touches of original colour. 630 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of Grenada and Tobago, with the northern coasts of Trinidad, and the Bocas de Dragon, the entrance to the Gulf of Paria. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11824]    £800.00 ($1,019 • €892 rates)


OWEN, Richard, BARNETT. E. & SMITH, Thomas. [A detailed 19th Century sea chart of Andros in the Bahamas]
The Grand Bahama Bank from Great Isaac to 23º 40' N. Latitude. Washington D.C.: Hydrographic Office, 1871. 960 x 660mm, on linen as issued, with Eugene F. Medinger's seller's label. Some creasing of edges, a few signs of age.
A detailed chart of Andros, the largest inhabited 'island' of the Bahamas, although broken up by inlets and mangrove swamps. Commander Richard Owen of the Royal Navy surveyed the area between 1836 and 1842, with the Admiralty publishing his chart in 1844. This American edition was first published in 1869, with this example updated to 1861. Eugene F. Medinger was an nautical instrument maker at 115 Broad Street, New York, but his wife achieved a great fame. In 1895 she was struck by a Brooklyn Heights Railroad trolley car, dragged 60 feet and beheaded. Despite being the 105th person to be killed by the company's cars, the manner of her death was too much: charges of manslaughter were brought and the jury found the company 'did feloniously, and culpably, carelessly and negligently kill'. Eugene got $7,500 damages.
[Ref: 18289]    £1,200.00 ($1,529 • €1,338 rates)


 Bermuda 

THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Bermuda]
Bermudas London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Irregular plate, at most 295 x 225mm, set in a page of text.
A chart of Bermuda, first published in Thornton's 'English Pilot, The Fourth Book...' in 1689. Originally it shared a plate with a map of Barbados but in the edition of 1728 the maps had been separated and each was printed on a text sheet. The cut followed the engraved border between the two, so this map has an unusual arc in the right side of the plate. On the reverse of the sheet is a text headed 'A Desciption of Bermudos (or the Summer Islands) , with a note 'I would advise every one to take special Care upon this Coast, for there are abundance of Rocks which are very dangerous'. PALMER: p.24. Plate XXVIII for uncut plate.
[Ref: 15633]    £1,800.00 ($2,293 • €2,007 rates)


LEMPRIERE, Clement. [Uncommon 18th century chart of Bermuda]
The Bermudas, or Summer's Islands. From a Survey by C. Lempriere. Regulated by Astronomical Observations. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured. 490 x 630mm. Split in lower centre fold.
A large chart of Bermuda, divided into tribes and with the towns and defences marked. Around the island are the sea routes from one part of the island to another, and notes, for example, 'Here is the chief place of Fishing for Whales'. Lempriere's survey of Bermuda, first published in 1738 by Lempriere & engraver W.H. Toms, was a considerable advance on existing maps, many of which were still based on Speed's map of a century earlier. The lifetime of this survey was also excessive: this plate was first published by Sayer in 1775, before being acquired by Laurie & Whittle in 1797; Richard Holmes Laurie published an edition in 1826!
[Ref: 14801]    £2,200.00 ($2,803 • €2,453 rates)


 Cuba 

PEARSON, Robert. [An 18th century chart of Matanzas Bay]
A New and Correct Draught of the Bay of Matanzas, on ye North side of ye Island of Cuba, done from a Survey in the Year 1729 by Rob.t Pearson. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 235 x 310mmm.
A sea chart of Matanzas Bay from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16952]    £300.00 ($382 • €335 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century sea chart of Cuba]
Carte Réduite de L'Isle de Cuba... Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1762. 590 x 890mm.
Large and detailed chart of Cuba with a rococo title cartouche. In 1762 the British took Havana from the Spanish, but returned it according to the Treaty of Paris the following year. Bellin was the first Chief Hydrographer of the Dépôt, the French equivalent of the British Admiralty.
[Ref: 17427]    £1,400.00 ($1,784 • €1,561 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Bahia de Cardenas]
Plan de la gran Bahia de Cardenas y de los fondealderos de Cayo de Piedras, Mono y Monillo en la costa Setentrional de la Isla de Cuba... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1831-c.1860. Touches of original colour. 470 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Bahia de Cardenas, just east of Matanzas, separated from Nicholas Channel by the Hicacos Peninsula. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11841]    £260.00 ($331 • €290 rates)


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