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 West Indies 

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 ($202 • €178 rates)

LAWRANCE, George Bell. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of St Thomas]
Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold.
[Ref: 11834]    £4,000.00 ($5,056 • €4,444 rates)

DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Trinidad and Venezuela]
Carta Esferica en quatro hojas de las Costas de Tierra Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1816-c.1865. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Fine condition.
One sheet of a four-sheet chart of the Caribbean coast of South America, showing Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11887]    £1,500.00 ($1,896 • €1,667 rates)

MOUCHEZ, Amédée Ernest Barthémy. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic]
Carta Esférica de una Parte de la Bahia de Samaná que comprende el Puerto de S.ta Bárbara, Levantado en 1846 por Mr. Mouchez oficial de la marina Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph with touches of hand colour. 310 x 455mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Detailed Spanish sea chart of the north coast of the Bahia de Samaná, on the north east coast of the Dominican Republic. It shows from the town of Samaná to Balandra. An inset shows the whole bay. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11846]    £220.00 ($278 • €244 rates)

BREGANTE, F. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic & the Turks and Caicos Islands]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de una parte de la Isla de Domingo con los Desemboques al N. de la Misma. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1856-67. Touches of original colour. 980 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of the Dominican Republic, also showing the Turks and Caicos Islands. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11838]    £550.00 ($695 • €611 rates)

BREGANTE, S. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Grenada and Tobago]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de las Islas Granada y Tabago con parte de la de Trinidad y Costa Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864-68. Touches of original colour. 630 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of Grenada and Tobago, with the northern coasts of Trinidad, and the Bocas de Dragon, the entrance to the Gulf of Paria. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11824]    £800.00 ($1,011 • €889 rates)

OWEN, Richard, BARNETT. E. & SMITH, Thomas. [A detailed 19th Century sea chart of Andros in the Bahamas]
The Grand Bahama Bank from Great Isaac to 23º 40' N. Latitude. Washington D.C.: Hydrographic Office, 1871. 960 x 660mm, on linen as issued, with Eugene F. Medinger's seller's label. Some creasing of edges, a few signs of age.
A detailed chart of Andros, the largest inhabited 'island' of the Bahamas, although broken up by inlets and mangrove swamps. Commander Richard Owen of the Royal Navy surveyed the area between 1836 and 1842, with the Admiralty publishing his chart in 1844. This American edition was first published in 1869, with this example updated to 1861. Eugene F. Medinger was an nautical instrument maker at 115 Broad Street, New York, but his wife achieved a great fame. In 1895 she was struck by a Brooklyn Heights Railroad trolley car, dragged 60 feet and beheaded. Despite being the 105th person to be killed by the company's cars, the manner of her death was too much: charges of manslaughter were brought and the jury found the company 'did feloniously, and culpably, carelessly and negligently kill'. Eugene got $7,500 damages.
[Ref: 18289]    £1,200.00 ($1,517 • €1,333 rates)

MACGILLIVRAY, John. [A detailed survey of Trinidad as Crown Colony]
Map of Motor and Carriage Roads in Trinidad. London: Stanford's Lithographic Establishment, 1921. Colour lithograph. Sheet 660 x 990mm, dissected and laid on linen, folded into orginal cloth covers with publisher's title label. Covers spotted, ownership inscription on label, a few ink mss. notations on the map.
A large map of Trinidad by a Crown Surveyor, highlighting the transport infrastructure, including roads, the Trinidad Government Railway and steamer routes. Much of this development was driven by oil production: by the La Brea Pitch Lake a road is marked 'Oilfield's Private Road'.
[Ref: 16224]    £600.00 ($758 • €667 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [One of the most decorative maps of Bermuda]
Le Colonie Unite dell’ America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione...; Le Isole Bermuda. Venice, 1778. Original colour. 325 x 435mm. A very fine example.
The title-sheet of a twelve-sheet map of the United States, with Bermuda shown on a trompe-l'oil scroll. Bermuda has an interesting cartographic error. The first authoritative map of Bermuda was compiled by Norwood in 1622 and published by John Speed in 1627. Behind the main map Norwood superimposed the coastline of New England and Virginia to show the relative position of Bermuda. Although Zatta has dropped this mainland from his map he has retained the small Bermuda, mistaking it for another island in the chain. This confirms that Zatta's source for this map was over a century old! PALMER: Printed maps of Bermuda, p.26, plate xxxi.
[Ref: 16570]    £2,500.00 ($3,160 • €2,778 rates)

LEMPRIERE, Clement. [Uncommon 18th century chart of Bermuda]
The Bermudas, or Summer's Islands. From a Survey by C. Lempriere. Regulated by Astronomical Observations. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured. 490 x 630mm. Split in lower centre fold.
A large chart of Bermuda, divided into tribes and with the towns and defences marked. Around the island are the sea routes from one part of the island to another, and notes, for example, 'Here is the chief place of Fishing for Whales'. Lempriere's survey of Bermuda, first published in 1738 by Lempriere & engraver W.H. Toms, was a considerable advance on existing maps, many of which were still based on Speed's map of a century earlier. The lifetime of this survey was also excessive: this plate was first published by Sayer in 1775, before being acquired by Laurie & Whittle in 1797; Richard Holmes Laurie published an edition in 1826!
[Ref: 14801]    £2,200.00 ($2,781 • €2,444 rates)

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