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  AMERICA 
 North America 

RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of Labrador & Arctic America]
B. d'Hudson, Labrador, e b di Baffins. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 115 x 70mm.
A rare miniature showing two maps, one of Labrador and one of Arctic America engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13014]    £375.00 ($507 • €418 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [An early examination of comparative cartography of North America]
[Recueil de 10 Cartes Traitant Particulierement de L'Amerique du Nord.] Paris, Diderot, 1779. Folio, modern half calf gilt; 10 numbered folding maps as called for.
The complete set of ten maps compiled by Didier Robert de Vaugondy from different souces (including the Russians and Japanese) and published in a supplement to Denis Diderot's monumental 'Encyclopédie, ou dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers'. The maps compare the different published versions of the cartography of North America, the North Pacific and Bering Strait, and north-east Asia. Shown on these maps are many myths and falsehoods: California as an island; the kingdoms of Anian and Quivira; Jesso or Ezo above Japan; the Mer de l'Ouest; and the fictitious discoveries of 'Bartholomew de Font', including the North West Passage. Most of these theories were cast aside at the end of the decade, with news of Captain Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), which mapped the North Pacific in far better detail. However this work remains important as one of the first studies of comparative cartography.
[Ref: 9292]    £1,650.00 ($2,231 • €1,837 rates)


Anonymous. [Cook's voyage through the North Pacific]
Carte de la Partie Septentrionale de la Mer du Sud... Paris, c.1785. Coloured. 260 x 370mm. Repaired tear.
The north Pacific, with the route of Cook's Last Voyage marked. In 1778 he passed throught the Bering Strait but got blocked by the icepack. He turned south and met his death on Hawaii.
[Ref: 13562]    £150.00 ($203 • €167 rates)


BONNE, Rigobert. [Bering Strait]
Carte de L'Entrée de Norton et du Détroit de Bhering où l'on voit le Cap le plus Oriental de L'Asie et la pointe la plus occidentale de L'Amérique. Paris, 1787. Coloured. 250 x 360mm.
The Bering Straits and Norton Sound, Alaska, showing the two attempts of Captain Cook's ship to penetrate the Straits on his third & final, fatal, voyage, 1778-79.
[Ref: 10215]    £125.00 ($169 • €139 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [An unusual German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific]
Charte von der Nord-Weftlichen Küste von America und der Nord-Östlichen Küste von Asien... Berlin: Haude und Spener, 1788. 405 x 665mm. Binding folds reinforced, narrow right margin.
A German edition of Cook's map of the North Pacific from his Third Voyage, engraved by Karl Jäck for Georg Forster's 'Des Capitain Jacob Kooks britte Entdedungs Reise'. This version is unusual for having an inset scene of Prince William Sound.
[Ref: 15690]    £320.00 ($433 • €356 rates)


BOWLES, John. [Bering's mapping of the North Pacific and Alaska]
Bowles's New Pocket Map of the Discoveries made by the Russians on the North West Coast of America. Published by the Royal Academy of Sciences at Petersburg. London: Bowles & Carver, c.1795. Original colour. 460 x 620mm. Centrefold repaired, margin chipped top right.
A chart showing the tracks of the Russian explorers Bering and Tschirikov around the North Pacific, with their landfalls in Alaska. As the chart was originally published c.1765, it predates the discoveries of Captain James Cook, so there is still a suggestion of a North West Passage to Hudson's Bay via a 'River of the West'.
[Ref: 11912]    £700.00 ($946 • €779 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Eighteenth century map of the Great Lakes]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. original colour. 360 x 490mm
Sheet one from Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States produced for the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. Showing part of Canada with the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 7816]    £400.00 ($541 • €445 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Rare map of the Bering Strait]
Le Coste Nord Ovest Dell'America e Nord Est dell'Asia Delineate sulle ultime Osservazioni del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Coloured. 360 x 500mm.
Cook's exploration of the Bering Strait, made on his Third and final voyage, from the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. The title is within a decorative title cartouche depicting American Indians. A scarce map.
[Ref: 7375]    £600.00 ($811 • €668 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of North America]
North America including the West Indies London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of North America engraved by Hatchett for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Of interest is the tiny 'Fuca's Entrance' and 'Sea of the West', just prior to the inclusion of Vancouver's discoveries. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16384]    £110.00 ($149 • €122 rates)


FADEN, William. [Miniature map of Eastern North America]
British Possessions in North America and United States with Vermont, Kentucky and Tennassee London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of eastern North America, with Canada, the United States and Spanish Florida. It was engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16385]    £200.00 ($270 • €223 rates)


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