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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

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 ($2,010 • €1,709 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 ($295 • €251 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 S.to 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 ($737 • €626 rates)


RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Jamaica]
Mar de las Antillas. Carta de la Isla de Jamaica y parte de la Cuba, segun los trabajos mas fidignos nacionales y estrangeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. Touches of original colour. 970 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Faint ink offset otherwise fine condition.
A large and detailed chart of Jamaica with the central coasts of Cuba including Santiago de Cuba. Lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11820]    £550.00 ($737 • €626 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 ($1,072 • €911 rates)


ILES, John Alexander Burke. [The first detailed map of Nevis]
Map of the Island of Nevis. This Map of the Island of Nevis is most respectfully dedicated to The Honourable Thomas Graham Briggs &c. &c. &c. by his well-wisher John Alexander Burke Iles. 2nd January 1871. London: Stanfords, 1871. Tinted lithographic map. Sheet 445 x 605mm.
A detailed map of Nevis, orientated with north to the left, the first to show the details of European settlement on the island, despite being in English hands since 1620. It shows the divisions of the four parishes, straight lines, drawn by sight from the rim of the crater of Nevis Peak. The map was apparetly published by Edward Stanford to accompany Iles's 'An Account Descriptive of the Island of Nevis', privately printed the same year. The dedication is to Sir Thomas Graham Briggs (1833-87), a member of the Executive Council of Barbados who was made 1st Baronet of Briggs-Dayrell also in 1871. An earlier map of Nevis, by John Hilton c.1670, was never published and is now lost.
[Ref: 16767]    £900.00 ($1,206 • €1,025 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 ($804 • €683 rates)


 Bermuda 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [Richard Norwood's map of Bermuda]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1633, Dutch edition. Original colour. 395 x 515mm. Reinforced with archivist's tissue on reverse.
Richard Norwood's map of Bermuda, engraved by Hondius from the Speed map of 1627. Henricus's older brother, Jodocus Hondius II, had already engraved a version of the map for the family firm, but had sold the copper plates of several maps to Willem Blaeu, who used them as the core of his new atlas, forcing Henricus to engrave another. A later state has Hondius's name removed and replaced with that of Johannes Jansson. A miniature version of the map has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Me37; PALMER: p.14, plate XI.
[Ref: 13951]    £1,200.00 ($1,608 • €1,367 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic collector's map of Bermuda in original colour]
Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Barmudas. Amsterdam, 1662, Latin edition. Original colour. 400 x 530mm. Near mint condition
A large paper copy of this fine map of the islands, based on Richard Norwood's map as published by John Speed in 1627. The plate has an interesting history: it was engraved by Jodocus Hondius II, the son of the Jodocus Hondius who engraved the Speed plates and republished the Mercator atlas. When Jodocus II died in 1629 the plate was sold to Blaeu, forcing the Hondius firm to have another plate engraved. A miniature version of the island has been inserted just under the title cartouche to show the position of the islands against the American mainland, seen across the top of the map. This led later cartographers, including Moll, Le Rouge and Zatta (in 1778!) to include the miniature as an extra island. KOEMAN: Bl 57; PALMER: p.8, plate III.
[Ref: 17937]    £2,000.00 ($2,680 • €2,278 rates)


THORNTON, John. [A scarce English chart of Bermuda]
Bermudas London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. Irregular plate, at most 295 x 225mm, set in a page of text.
A chart of Bermuda, first published in Thornton's 'English Pilot, The Fourth Book...' in 1689. Originally it shared a plate with a map of Barbados but in the edition of 1728 the maps had been separated and each was printed on a text sheet. The cut followed the engraved border between the two, so this map has an unusual arc in the right side of the plate. On the reverse of the sheet is a text headed 'A Desciption of Bermudos (or the Summer Islands) , with a note 'I would advise every one to take special Care upon this Coast, for there are abundance of Rocks which are very dangerous'. PALMER: p.24. Plate XXVIII for uncut plate.
[Ref: 15633]    £1,800.00 ($2,412 • €2,050 rates)


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