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  AMERICA 
 North America 

TARDIEU, Ambroise. [19th century map of Mexico and Texas]
Carte du Mexique Dressee pour l'Intelligence de l'Histoire Generale des Voyages de Laharpe Paris, 1821. Original outline colour. 410 x 260mm.
A detailed map of Mexico, Texas and the Rocky Mountains, published in La Harpe's Histoire Générale des Voyages and inspired from the Humboldt surveys. Several Indian tribes and places are named. Shows Salt lake and also the mythical lake to the south. Published in the same year as Moses Austin obtained his first grant from the Spanish authorities to settle 300 familes in what would later become the Republic of Texas.
[Ref: 18665]    £275.00 ($348 • €306 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [North America, with illustrated borders]
Amérique Septentrionale. Paris, A. Combette, c.1845. Original outline colour. 320 x 440mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border. Vignettes include the wildlife of North America, from polar bears and Newfoundland dogs to bison and alligators, a ship stuck in ice and a steam train crossing a bridge over a high gorge. Despite the date Texas is not named on the map or listed in the population table underneath.
[Ref: 16188]    £260.00 ($329 • €289 rates)


BACHMANN, John. [A bird's-eye view of Niagara Falls]
[Vue Générale du Niagara A Vol d'Oiseau.] Paris: Wild, c.1851. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 285 x 580mm. Trimmed to printed border, title excised and pasted below on later card, losing artist, engraver and publisher's inscriptions.
A spectacular view of Niagara Falls, the Horseshoe Falls in the foreground looking upstream towards Lake Erie. It was lithographed by Eugene Ciceri (1813 -90) after the view by John Bachman of 1851.
[Ref: 15170]    £850.00 ($1,074 • €944 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 ($3,286 • €2,889 rates)


BIBLIOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT A.G. [A German shipping line's map of North America]
Hamburg-Amerika Linie. Passagier und Frachtbeförderung nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Kanada. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut A.G., c.1935. Colour lithograph. Sheet 985 x 1230mm Backed on linen.
A map of the United States of America and Canada, marking the passenger and freight shipping routes to the USA and the air and land routes across the continent. Strangely for a transit map it also marks the Native American Reservations very clearly. The map was published as a poster for Hamburg-Amerikanische Paketfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), once the largest German shipping company, catering to German emigrants to America. Despite twice losing most of their fleet as reparations after the World Wars the company lasted until 1970, when it merged with a long-time rival to become Hapag-Lloyd. Their most famous ship was the St Louis, immortalised in the book 'Voyage of the Damed'.
[Ref: 17458]    £650.00 ($822 • €722 rates)


 United States 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562, Latin 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, and the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 13903]    £1,200.00 ($1,517 • €1,333 rates)


SANTINI, Paolo. [The Eastern Seaboard the Year of the Declaration of Independence]
Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre. Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm.
The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 9364]    £650.00 ($822 • €722 rates)


SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John. [A British military atlas for the American War of Independence]
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Römans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet;; Maj. Holland, and Other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked with calf gilt with maroon calf title label; title, pp. vi-viii (dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, as called for, A few small signs of wear,
A fine example of the rare 'Holster Atlas', ''calculated in its bulk to suit the pockets of Officers of all Ranks''. The atlas was created on the suggestion of Sir George Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts 1757-60, to whom it is dedicated; two of the maps are based on his work. The six maps it contains are regarded as particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution because they represent the knowledge of the terrain the British based their strategies on. The final map is the first separately published map of Lake Champlain. The maps are: ''North America, as Divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A Compleat Map of the West Indies, containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician ''; ''A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the Greatest Part of New England, as also of the Bordering Parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several Surveys made after the late War, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. Comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighbouring Indian Countries. From the Modern Surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & Others; and from the Large Hydrographical Survey of the Coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans, 1776''; and ''A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General S.r Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762''. The pagination anomalies are replicated in other examples of the atlas we have examined.
[Ref: 18436]    £22,500.00 ($28,440 • €24,998 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. Il Canadá, Le Colonie Inglesi Con La Luigiana, E Florida, di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. 320 x 420mm.
Eastern North America, with the British Colonies of the Eastern Seaboard, Canada and Louisiansa, with a fine title cartouche in full colour.
[Ref: 9532]    £390.00 ($493 • €433 rates)


MOITHEY, Maurille Antoine. [A French edition of Jeffery's map of the British Colonies, updated for the Revolution]
Carte Nouvelle des Posséssions Angloises en Amérique fressée pour l'intelligence de la guerre. présente et divisée suivant les prétentions des Anglois. Traduite de l'Anglois d'après Tho? Gefferys, géographe de prince de Galles, revue et corrig Paris, Moithy & Crépy, 1780. Original colour. 495 x 690mm. A fine example with wide margins.
North America west to the Mississippi, with an inset map showing the routes across the Atlantic from France and Spain. Around the maps are panels of engraved text with descriptions of the various colonies. Moithey originally published this copy of Thomas Jeffery's map in 1772, but this example is dated 15th April 1780, with the title updated to refer to the American Revolutionary War. At the time the British were besieging Charleston.
[Ref: 14858]    £1,250.00 ($1,580 • €1,389 rates)


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