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[An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of western Cuba] Carta Esferica De una parte de la Costa Setentrional y Meridional de la Isla de Cuba desde punta Icacos y Cayo de Piedrashasta el Cabo San Antonio, con la Isla de Pinos y Cayos adyaceeutes. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1836-66. Touches of original colour. 630 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset, otherwise fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of western Cuba, with Havana. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
($704 • €646 rates)
MOUNT & PAGE.
[Map of the Scottish Darien Scheme] An Exact Draught of the Gulf of Darien & the Coast to Porto Bello with Panama In the South Sea & the Scotch Settlement in Calledonia. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 540mm.
An English chart of the Panama Isthmus, with most cartographic detail on the Caribbean coast, but marking Panama City on the west coast. However, of most interest is the depiction of 'New Caledonia', the Scottish colony on the Isthmus of Darien, shown here in a large inset despite the failure of the colony nearly half-a-century before. The Darien Scheme was an attempt by Scotland to have international trade independent of England. Led by William Paterson (1658-1719, one of the founders of the Bank of England) the plan was to create a trading base on Panama to receive goods from the Far East transported across the isthmus. 'New Edinburgh' was established in 1698, but, due to a bad choice of location, disease, the unhelpfulness of the English and military action by the Spanish, the colony collapsed in 1700, at a cost to Scotland of half a million pounds. Part of the deal for the Act of Union in 1707 was that the losses of the investors would be met by England. Despite this failure the cartographer here still has hopes for the scheme: around the 'Trato River', leading of the southern end of the Gulf of Darien (Uraba) are notes of explorers, for example 'These Indians are best Aquainted with ye Countrey' and This River runns into the Bowels of the Countrey'. This chart was first published in the 1737 edition of 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation... Also, a New Description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina'. The original title read '...Porto Bella with a perticular Draught of the Scotch Settlement...'; Shirley lists a 1749 edition in the British Library as the first appearence of this state. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
($704 • €646 rates)
[Early 19th Century plan of Portobelo] Porto Bello. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Porto Bello, a most excellent harbour on the Isthmus of Darien in the territory of Terra Firma, in the West Indies. It was discovered by Colombus in 1502. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm.
Old chart of the environs of Portobelo, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
($230 • €212 rates)
[An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of Mexico] Seno Mejicano. Hoya I. Parte Meridional con la Sonda de Campeche y Canal de Yucatan, segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast of Mexico, with the lighthouses marked in colour.
($704 • €646 rates)
MOUNT & PAGE.
[An 18th century chart of Guiana and Surinam] A Draught of the Coast of Guiana, From the River Oronoque To the River Amazones. The River Oronoque From the Entrance thereof to St Thomas's. The River Surinam and places adjacent. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 450 x 565mm.
Three charts on one sheet:, from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
($576 • €529 rates)
COOK, Captain James.
[Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.] A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
($205 • €188 rates)
[Early chart of the Falkland Islands] A Chart of Hawkins's Maidenland, Discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falkland Sound, so called by Cap.n John Strong of the Farewell from London who sailed through it in 1689. London: Strahan & Cadell, c.1773. 245 x 320mm.
The Falkland Islands, engraved by Noual. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
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[Chart of the Magellan Strait from Hawkesworth] A Chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are Inserted the Observations and Discoveries, of Cap.tn Byron, Cap.tn Wallis and Captain Cartaret. London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 625 x 625mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed chart of the Strait of Magellan, engraved by Russell for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...'. The chart was not engraved in time for the First Edition, but was only included in the second edition (the same year as the first). Although Hawkesworth's book contained the Official Account of Cook's First Voyage, this chart owes nothing to Cook's discoveries. In fact he never went through the strait, rounding Cape Horn on the first two voyages and the Cape of Good Hope twice on the Third.
($896 • €823 rates)
COOK, Captain James.
[Cook's map of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn] A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1777. 330 x 335mm.
A chart of the southern tip of South America, tracking the Cook's ship, the 'Resolution' around Cape Horn, published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Captain Cook's second circumnavigation. The map also showns the Falkland Islands and details the Magellan Straits, neither of which Cook visited on this voyage. An inset details Staten Island.
($410 • €376 rates)
[An uncommon Spanish antique sea chart of Uruguay] Carta Esferica que comprende desde el Morro de S.ta Marta en la coste del Brasil hasta el Cabo de San Antonio en e Rio de la Plata. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1827. Touches of original colour. 660 x 980mm. Blind stamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset.
A large and detailed antique chart of the South American coastline from Morro de Santa Marta, just inside Brazil, through Uruguay to the Rio de la Plata, to Buenos Aires in Argentina. Three insets give details of Montevideo, Maldonado & Buenos Aires. The lighthouses are marked in colour.
($998 • €917 rates)
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