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  AMERICA 
 Cuba 

DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Bahia de Cardenas]
Plan de la gran Bahia de Cardenas y de los fondealderos de Cayo de Piedras, Mono y Monillo en la costa Setentrional de la Isla de Cuba... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1831-c.1860. Touches of original colour. 470 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Bahia de Cardenas, just east of Matanzas, separated from Nicholas Channel by the Hicacos Peninsula. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11841]    £260.00 ($334 • €292 rates)


RIO COSA, José del. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Cuba]
Carta Esférica que comprehende desde el Rio Guaurabo hasta Boca-Grande en la parte meridional de la Isla de Cuba. Levantada en 1803 por el Capitan de Fragata D. José del Rio Cosa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1805-c.1860. 920 x 620mm. Creased, some ink offset, toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of part of the south coast of Cuba, between Trinidad and Rio Jatibonico. Drawn up in 1803 by Captain José del Rio Cosa, this chart was originally published 1805 and this example was issued c.1860.
[Ref: 11837]    £550.00 ($706 • €618 rates)


ANTEQUERA, Juan. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Matanzas]
Mar de las Antillas. Costa Norte de Cuba. Plano de la Ciudad y Puerto de Matanzas, levantado en 1864 pour el Capitan de Fregata y del Puerto, D. Juan Antequera… Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph. 620 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of the city and harbour of Mantanzas, on the north coast of Cuba
[Ref: 11839]    £400.00 ($513 • €449 rates)


MORENO, Miguel. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Cuba]
Isla de Cuba. Carta del Canal Viejo de Bahama sugeun los trabajos mas fidedignos nacionales y extranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 630 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
Detailed chart of the north coast of Cuba, around Cayo Romano. Of particular interest is the sheer number of depth soundings taken on the Grand Bahama Banks, the shallow limestone platforms so dangerous to shipping. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11831]    £600.00 ($770 • €674 rates)


 Central America 

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.
[Ref: 15468]    £550.00 ($706 • €618 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [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'.
[Ref: 13184]    £180.00 ($231 • €202 rates)


 South America 

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.
[Ref: 16049]    £450.00 ($577 • €505 rates)


CARTERET, Philip. [Alejandro Selkirk Island]
A view of the N.W. side of Mas-a-fuera. Wallis's Islands. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 195 x 320mm.
A coastal profile of Más Afuera (Farther Out to Sea), the most westerly of the island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. The island was renamed 'Alejandro Selkirk Island' in 1966, although Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on the nearby 'Isla Más a Tierra' (now Robinson Crusoe Island). The map was 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 13817]    £150.00 ($192 • €168 rates)


RUSSELL, J. [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.
[Ref: 16632]    £700.00 ($898 • €786 rates)


MASSA, Gaspar. [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.
[Ref: 12513]    £780.00 ($1,001 • €876 rates)


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