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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Jamaica with vignettes]
Jamaica. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 270 x 350mm.
A detailed map of Jamaica with decorative vignettes of Kingston, Port Antonio, Port Royal, a sugar mill and a flying fish.
[Ref: 15801]    £130.00 ($182 • €148 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the West Indies with vignettes]
West India Islands. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851.Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 330mm.
Map of the West Indies, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, With three attractive vignettes of Kingston in Jamaica, locals and sailing ships at anchor
[Ref: 17727]    £160.00 ($224 • €182 rates)


 Bermuda 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic collector's map of Bermuda in original colour]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour. 400 x 530mm. Near mint condition
A large paper copy of this fine map of the islands, based on Richard Norwood's map as published by John Speed in 1627. The plate has an interesting history: it was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II, the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the Speed plates and republished the Mercator atlas. When Jodocus II died in 1629 the plate was sold to Blaeu, forcing the Hondius firm to have another plate engraved. A miniature version of the island has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top of the map. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Bl 57; PALMER: p.8, plate III.
[Ref: 17937]    £2,000.00 ($2,800 • €2,280 rates)


 Central America 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Central America with vignettes]
Central America. London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Central America, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate border and three decorative vignette views of The Antigua, Belize and the Volcano of Isalco.
[Ref: 16158]    £110.00 ($154 • €125 rates)


 South America 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic 17th century map of Peru]
Peru. Amsterdam, c.1645, French text edition. Original colour. 380 x 490mm.
A map of Peru, orientated with north to the left, also showing most of Equador and northern Chile, Potosi, the famous mountain of silver, is named. The plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr, son of the Jodocus who purchased the Mercator plates. When he died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Blaeu, much to the chagrin of the Hondius firm run by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson, who were forced to rush the engraving of new plates.
[Ref: 17972]    £560.00 ($784 • €638 rates)


SENEX, John. [A two-sheet map of South America]
South America Corrected from the observations comunicated to the Royal Society's of London and Paris. London: Sexex, c.1715. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 970 x 655mm. Some restoration, as normal on these large maps.
A large scale map of South America, dedicated 'To Edmund Halley, LLD, Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, Fellow of ye Royal Society, This Map Corrected from his own Discoveries, In grateful acknowledgment of his ready assistance to Encourage this design, is humbly dedicated by his oblig.d Serv.t C. Price'. Halley had made two voyages to the South Atlantic to investigate the magnetic variation of the compass, publishing a chart on his return. The dedication suggests that he had a hand in preparing this map. Of interest is a little note above the title cartouche: 'In this icy sea there are many animals which are half fish, half fowl. There have a neck like a swan which they often thrust above the water for Air the rest is allways under water'. This is apparently an early reference to penguins. Senex originally published a version of this map together with Charles Price and John Maxwell in 1708. After this partnership broke down in 1711 Price retained the original plate, forcing Senex to engrave a new version for his English Atlas. The title and dedication to Halley are identical.
[Ref: 13670]    £625.00 ($875 • €713 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 ($168 • €137 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Paraguay]
Il Paraguai e parte dei Paesi Adiacenti. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
An Italian map of Paraguay and Uruguay from Zatta's 'Atlante Nuovissimo', decorated with an illustrated title cartouche.
[Ref: 16313]    £180.00 ($252 • €205 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Guyana with vignettes]
British Guayana. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 354 x 250mm.
A detailed Map of Guyana, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases. Wth decorative vignettes of Georgetown, New Amsterdam and local scenes.
[Ref: 17756]    £80.00 ($112 • €91 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 ($168 • €137 rates)


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