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  AMERICA 
 North America 

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 ($695 • €565 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 ($1,090 • €886 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 ($1,389 • €1,129 rates)


WALKER, John. [A rare map of North America published in Dublin]
North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm.
A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with the better-known Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people.
[Ref: 16046]    £700.00 ($972 • €790 rates)


LE SAGE, A. [Map of the routes of the 19th century Explorers]
America Settentrionale disegnata dopo i viaggi de Lewis, Clarke, Parry e Franklin.. Venice, G.Tasso, 1832. Original colour. 360 x 505mm.
Italian map of the upper portion of North America, designed to show the discoveries of explorers of the mid-west and north-west parts of America, Canada and the Arctic.
[Ref: 18309]    £300.00 ($417 • €339 rates)


JOHNSTON, A.K. [A four-sheet wall map of North America in fine original colour]
Stanford's Library Map of North America Constructed by A. Keith Johnston. London: Edward Stanford, 1863-1881. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued, each sheet 840 x 770mm, total if joined c. 1650 x 1530mm. With original case, very worn.
A very detailed and fine set of four large folding maps of North America and the West Indies with vibrant original colour. Originally issued in 1863, during the American Civil War, this example has 'Additions to 1881'.
[Ref: 9671]    £2,600.00 ($3,611 • €2,935 rates)


 United States 

LE SAGE, A. [Map of the enlargement of the United States]
Stati-Uniti Dell'America Settentrionale dalle piú recenti mappe.. Venice, G.Tasso, 1832. Original colour. 355 x 480mm.
Italian map of the eastern United States, colouring the states and territories according to when they joined the Union. Also marked are the locations of the famous indigenous tribes and the sites of the important battles of the American Revolution and other wars. The map was published the year of the 'Convention of 1832', the first step towards independence for Texas from Mexico.
[Ref: 18308]    £300.00 ($417 • €339 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the United States with decorative vignettes]
United States. London, J. & F.Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 255 x 340mm.
A map of the United States as far west as the Missouri Territory, New Mexico and Texas, with portraits of Washington & Franklin in the decorative borders, and vignette views of Buffalo hunting, Penn's Treaty with the Indians, & Washington's Monument in Baltimore. It was published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 18063]    £280.00 ($389 • €316 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian edition. 185 x 260mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 15810]    £1,000.00 ($1,389 • €1,129 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of Virginia and northern Florida]
Virginia et Florida. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 150 x 185mm.
When this map was first published, in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, it was the only regional map of North America included. It is a reduced version of Hondius's own folio map, in turn derived from John White's Virginia & Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry (1591). In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. BURDEN: 155.
[Ref: 18281]    £530.00 ($736 • €598 rates)


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