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  AMERICA 
 North America 

LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan showing Alaska and the Bering Strait]
Behring's Straits. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 170 x 135mm.
Chart of the Bering Strait, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 13159]    £125.00 ($169 • €139 rates)


CARY, John. [Detailed map of North America in the early 19th century]
A New Map of North America from the Latest Authorities. London, 1811. Original body colour. 525 x 600mm.
A colourful map of North America published the year before Britain and the USA fought the War of 1812. Although the Eastern Seaboard is shown in great detail, this peters out between the Mississippi and the west coast discoveries of George Vancouver, although the line of the Rockies (here the 'Stony Mountains') is marked. In the Arctic Ocean the mouths of the Mckenzie and Coppermine Rivers are marked, but between them and Baffin Bay the landmass is left vague. Across Greenland is 'Fin Whale Strait', a remnant of the erroneous 'Frobisher's Strait'.
[Ref: 17362]    £450.00 ($608 • €501 rates)


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 ($352 • €290 rates)


SWANSTON, G.H. [North America]
United States North America Edinburgh, A. Fullarton, c.1855. Outline colour. Lithograph, 420 x 500mm. Small tear to bottom of the fold, well outside the printed area. Some staining to the lower part of the fold.
An uncommon, double page engraved map by G.H. Swanston. It shows an oversized Nebraska, extending from the Missouri to the Continental Divide; meeting the Oregon Territory (which is also oversized). There is no sign of Nevada or Colorado and the large Utah Territory stretches between Nebraska and California.
[Ref: 16305]    £140.00 ($189 • €156 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 ($1,149 • €946 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 isssued in 1863, during the American Civil War, this example has 'Additions to 1881'.
[Ref: 9671]    £2,600.00 ($3,515 • €2,895 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 ($879 • €724 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 ($1,622 • €1,336 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 ($1,352 • €1,114 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 ($879 • €724 rates)


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