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[New Spain] Hispania Nova. London: Henry Featherstone, 1625, English text edition. Coloured. 140 x 190mm, set in text.
First published in the reduced version of the Mercator/ Hondius 'Atlas Minor' of 1607, the printing plates were sold to a London publisher in 1621 and appeared in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies', as this example. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
($160 • €147 rates)
[Mexico] Hispaniæ Novæ Descriptio. Amsterdam, 1630, French text edition. First Edition. 190 x 260mm. Fine impression.
Western Mexico, published in Cloppenburg's version of the Mercator 'Atlas Minor', probably engraved by Van den Keere. KOEMAN: Me 198.
($230 • €212 rates)
[Campeche] Campeche. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, c.1720. 170 x 205mm. Centrefold strengthened.
A view of the fort at Campeche, with two very imaginative figures of local indians in the foreground.
($160 • €147 rates)
[Gulf of Mexico] L'Ancien et le nouveau Mexique avec la Floride et la Basse Louisiane. Partie Orientale. Paris, c.1785. Coloured. 220 x 340mm. Stain in top left corner.
Antique map showing Florida, Texas, western part of Cuba and Central America. Showing many place names, extensive river systems, mountain ranges and featuring the Gulf of Mexico
($205 • €188 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)
[Map of Central America with vignettes] Central America. London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Central America, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the "Illustrated Atlas", one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate border and three decorative vignette views of The Antigua, Belize and the Volcano of Isalco.
($141 • €129 rates)
[Map of Panama with vignettes] Isthmus of Panama. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Panama, with the proposed Panama Canal marked, fifty years before it opened. It was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes of the Fort at Chagre and 'Gold Seekers'.
($192 • €176 rates)
Messico E Stati Dell' America Centrale. Naples, 1854, original colour, 445 x 605mm
A large, detailed and attractive map of the Southern United States and Mexico extending down to Panama, with extensive explanatory texts giving geographical historical and political information about each country. With an inset of the Isthmus of Panama marking the road from the Atlantic to the Pacific that preceded the Panama Canal.
($288 • €264 rates)
[Central America] Central America, Namely The (Late) Confederate States of Central America; The Mexican States Chiapa, Tabasco & Yucatan; And British Honduras. According to Squier, Keipert &c. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 430 x 520mm.
A detailed map of Central America from the Yucatan regions. Centered on Honduras and El Salvador. Published for 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas', 1872.
($179 • €165 rates)
RAMUSIO, Giovanni Battista.
[Cusco] Il Cuscho Citta Principale Della Provincia del Peru. Venice, 1606. Woodcut, printed area 270 x 370mm. Centerfold tear restored.
A bird's-eye view of the now European city of Cusco, published in Ramusio's 'Raccolta di Navigationi et Viaggi'. This example was printed from the second block, cut in 1565 after the first was destroyed by a fire in the printing house of Thomaso Guinti after only a year's use. The 1606 edition is recognisable by evidence of woodworm damage to the printing block and the pagination numbers '344.2º' and '344.3º'.
($307 • €282 rates)
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