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  AMERICA 
 South America 

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Argentina]
[Tucuman.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map of northern Argentina, with a letterpress text in German. Underneath is a woodcut of a boy blowing bubbles from a pipe.
[Ref: 8940]    £100.00 ($133 • €117 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [French chart of Cartagena and surrounds]
Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. 230 x 340mm. With a separate sheet of descriptive text.
Detailed plan of Cartagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
[Ref: 18422]    £220.00 ($292 • €257 rates)


GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO. [Italian 18th Century map of South America]
Carta rappresentante l'America Meridionale Livorno, 1763. Old Colour. 240 x 185mm.
Map of South America drawn by Veremondo Rossi and published in Il Gazzettiere Americano, edited in 3 volumes by Marco Coltellini, Livorno.
[Ref: 18114]    £120.00 ($159 • €140 rates)


CARTERET, Philip. [Alejandro Selkirk Island]
A view of the N.W. side of Mas-a-fuera. Wallis's Islands. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 195 x 320mm.
A coastal profile of Más Afuera (Farther Out to Sea), the most westerly of the island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. The island was renamed 'Alejandro Selkirk Island' in 1966, although Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on the nearby 'Isla Más a Tierra' (now Robinson Crusoe Island). The map was published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere', which contained the official account of Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 13817]    £150.00 ($199 • €175 rates)


CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista. [Tierra del Fuego view (Patagonia)]
No 1. [A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 305mm.
An untitled illustration of the natives of Terra del Fuego (the title given here taken from the index of plates). It was engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Cipriani for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13793]    £190.00 ($252 • €222 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Byron and HMS Dolphin in Patagonia, 1765]
No. 23. [A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and .the Patagonians.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 435 x 235mm.
Commodore John Byron meeting the Patagonian natives on the shore, perpetuating the myth of a race of giants, although here only a little taller than the Europeans. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title given here is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16684]    £110.00 ($146 • €129 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 ($106 • €94 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 ($239 • €210 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas]
Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador, and the Guayanas. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Map of the northern countries of South America including Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas. With four decorative vignettes showing Paramaribo, Fall of Bagota, Chimborazo and local scenes.
[Ref: 16147]    £120.00 ($159 • €140 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Peru and Bolivia with vignette scenes]
Peru & Bolivia. London & New York: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour, Steel engraving, printed area 340 x 255mm.
A detailed map of Peru and Bolivia, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced. This map still shows Bolivia with a Pacific coastline, land lost to Chile in the 1879-83 War of the Pacific. Being landlocked has severely affected Bolivia's economy, and in the present day they are still trying to negotiate access to the sea. With a decorative border and four attractive vignette scenes of Potosi, Lima, Tarija and the swimming couriers of Peru
[Ref: 17758]    £120.00 ($159 • €140 rates)


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