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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 ($364 • €296 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 ($1,190 • €969 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 ($3,640 • €2,964 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 ($910 • €741 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 ($1,680 • €1,368 rates)


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian 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; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 15810]    £1,000.00 ($1,400 • €1,140 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. La Floride... Leiden, 1714. Coloured. 225 x 290mm.
Despite the title this map shows from Philadelphia south to Florida, the Bahamas and Tampico in Mexico, and west to Apache country. Published in the 'Atlas nouveau et curieux des plus celebres itineraires', with a decorative title cartouche. Attractive Colouring.
[Ref: 9941]    £650.00 ($910 • €741 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 ($2,450 • €1,995 rates)


WALKER, John. [A rare map of North America published in Dublin]
North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm. Binding folds flattened.
A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people.
[Ref: 16046]    £700.00 ($980 • €798 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 ($910 • €741 rates)


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