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  AMERICA 
 South America 

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'.
[Ref: 9084]    £240.00 ($300 • €276 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Paita in Peru]
Expurgnatio Paytæ. London: John Ogilby, 1671. 130 x 165mm, set in English text.
The Dutch fleet under Joris van Spilbergen bombarded Paita in 1617, described in the text underneath. From Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs. A German edition by Dapper used the same plate in 1673.
[Ref: 8744]    £70.00 ($88 • €81 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Guiana, with Sir Walter Raleigh's El Dorado]
Guiana sive Amazonum Regio. London: John Ogilby, 1671. Coloured. 285 x 365mm.
A map of Guiana with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, based on the account of Sir Walter Raleigh in his search for 'El Dorado', the legendary city of gold. The map shows a large lake, 'Parime Lacus', with 'Manoa or El Dorado' on the western shore. This example comes from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs.
[Ref: 8755]    £250.00 ($313 • €288 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Guarme]
Guarme. London: John Ogilby, 1671. 130 x 165mm, set in English text.
From Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs. A German edition by Dapper used the same plate in 1673.
[Ref: 8862]    £70.00 ($88 • €81 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [17th century prospect ot Lima]
Callao de Lima. Amsterdam, Jacob van Meurs, 1671. 290 x 360mm. Lower centerfold reinforced on verso
A view taken from the sea of the port of Lima, with a Dutch fleet under Admiral Hermites unsuccessfully beseiging the Spanish settlement in1624. NORDENSKIOLD: 593.
[Ref: 8739]    £250.00 ($313 • €288 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Tucuman Province, Argentina]
Tucuman. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
The province of Tucumán in Argentina, marking its rivers, tribal lands, mission posts and settlements. Rio de La Plata is marked as is Buenos Aires and S. Miguel de Tucuman, the provincial capital. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10820]    £80.00 ($100 • €92 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Peru]
Perou. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Peru, marking its topography, tribal lands, rivers and settlements. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10824]    £80.00 ($100 • €92 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Guiana]
La Guiane. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 130mm.
Guiana marking topography, tribal lands, settlements and rivers. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10856]    £125.00 ($156 • €144 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Cayenne]
Isle de Cayenne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique map of Cayenne, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. The sea is named 'Mer de Nort' or North sea, which was the name given to the Atlantic ocean at that time. There is a dramatic sea battle shown off the coast.
[Ref: 13119]    £65.00 ($81 • €75 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Cayenne]
F. Lovys. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Antique bird's eye view of Fort Louis on the Isle of Cayenne ( French Guiana), beseiged by fighting ships, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13127]    £70.00 ($88 • €81 rates)


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