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  AMERICA 
 North America 

LEVASSEUR, Victor. [North America, with illustrated borders]
Amérique Septentrionale. Paris, A. Combette, c.1845. Original outline colour. 320 x 440mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border. Vignettes include the wildlife of North America, from polar bears and Newfoundland dogs to bison and alligators, a ship stuck in ice and a steam train crossing a bridge over a high gorge. Despite the date Texas is not named on the map or listed in the population table underneath.
[Ref: 16188]    £260.00 ($362 • €297 rates)


BACHMANN, John. [A bird's-eye view of Niagara Falls]
[Vue Générale du Niagara A Vol d'Oiseau.] Paris: Wild, c.1851. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 285 x 580mm. Trimmed to printed border, title excised and pasted below on later card, losing artist, engraver and publisher's inscriptions.
A spectacular view of Niagara Falls, the Horseshoe Falls in the foreground looking upstream towards Lake Erie. It was lithographed by Eugene Ciceri (1813 -90) after the view by John Bachman of 1851.
[Ref: 15170]    £850.00 ($1,184 • €971 rates)


JOHNSTON, A.K. [A four-sheet wall map of North America in fine original colour]
Stanford's Library Map of North America Constructed by A. Keith Johnston. London: Edward Stanford, 1863-1881. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as issued, each sheet 840 x 770mm, total if joined c. 1650 x 1530mm. With original case, very worn.
A very detailed and fine set of four large folding maps of North America and the West Indies with vibrant original colour. Originally issued in 1863, during the American Civil War, this example has 'Additions to 1881'.
[Ref: 9671]    £2,600.00 ($3,622 • €2,969 rates)


BIBLIOGRAPHISCHES INSTITUT A.G. [A German shipping line's map of North America]
Hamburg-Amerika Linie. Passagier und Frachtbeförderung nach den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika und Kanada. Leipzig: Bibliographisches Institut A.G., c.1935. Colour lithograph. Sheet 985 x 1230mm Backed on linen.
A map of the United States of America and Canada, marking the passenger and freight shipping routes to the USA and the air and land routes across the continent. Strangely for a transit map it also marks the Native American Reservations very clearly. The map was published as a poster for Hamburg-Amerikanische Paketfahrt-Aktien-Gesellschaft (HAPAG), once the largest German shipping company, catering to German emigrants to America. Despite twice losing most of their fleet as reparations after the World Wars the company lasted until 1970, when it merged with a long-time rival to become Hapag-Lloyd. Their most famous ship was the St Louis, immortalised in the book 'Voyage of the Damed'.
[Ref: 17458]    £650.00 ($905 • €742 rates)


 United States 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562, Latin edition. 185 x 260mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet, and the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 13903]    £1,200.00 ($1,672 • €1,370 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. ['The Buffalo map' of the Mississippi]
Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae.. Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions. 480 x 590mm.
A decorative map designed to show the course of the Mississippi based on Hennepin, but also showing the English colonies in the East, the Spanish in Florida, and the edges of Mexico and Canada. The title is on a buffalo hide, with figures of a native American, a missionary priest and a soldier, with a view of Niagara Falls (described by Hennepin in his book, 'A New Discovery' in 1683) underneath. In the Atlantic near the Bahamas is another vignette of a bison, two natives and a pelican.
[Ref: 17550]    £1,750.00 ($2,438 • €1,999 rates)


SANTINI, Paolo. [The Eastern Seaboard the Year of the Declaration of Independence]
Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre. Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm.
The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 9364]    £650.00 ($905 • €742 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. Il Canadá, Le Colonie Inglesi Con La Luigiana, E Florida, di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. 320 x 420mm.
Eastern North America, with the British Colonies ofthe Eastern Seaboard, Canada and Louisiansa, with a fine title cartouche in full colour.
[Ref: 9532]    £390.00 ($543 • €445 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Map of the mid-section of the Mississippi River]
Il Paese de Cherachesi, con La Parte Occidentale della Carolina Settentrionale, E Della Virginia. Venice, c.1778. Original colour. 335 x 440mm.
Detailed regional showing the Missouri and Ohio Rivers along the Mississippi and adjacent areas. While the map is filled with Indian villages, it shows very little European settlement other than a couple of French forts. It also notes Dr. Thomas Walker's settlement. Walker, a surveyor for the Ohio and Loyal Land Companies, led a small group into the area in 1750 and established a supply post in the area of present-day Barbourville, Kentucky. Drawn from the earliest available English and indigenous surveys, this is the Italian edition of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America that Zatta published in 12 sections with the title "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrionale."
[Ref: 16572]    £240.00 ($334 • €274 rates)


MOITHEY, Maurille Antoine. [A French edition of Jeffery's map of the British Colonies, updated for the Revolution]
Carte Nouvelle des Posséssions Angloises en Amérique fressée pour l'intelligence de la guerre. présente et divisée suivant les prétentions des Anglois. Traduite de l'Anglois d'après Tho? Gefferys, géographe de prince de Galles, revue et corrig Paris, Moithy & Crépy, 1780. Original colour. 495 x 690mm. A fine example with wide margins.
North America west to the Mississippi, with an inset map showing the routes across the Atlantic from France and Spain. Around the maps are panels of engraved text with descriptions of the various colonies. Moithey originally published this copy of Thomas Jeffery's map in 1772, but this example is dated 15th April 1780, with the title updated to refer to the American Revolutionary War. At the time the British were besieging Charleston.
[Ref: 14858]    £1,250.00 ($1,741 • €1,428 rates)


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