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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

ZATTA, Antonio. [Eighteenth century map of the West Indies]
Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille Di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1795. Original outline colour. 325 x 420mm.
The West Indies - Caribbean and Southern Florida., with a fine title cartouche. First published 1785 in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo.
[Ref: 18091]    £360.00 ($482 • €410 rates)


IRVING, Washington. [Italian map of The West Indies showing Columbu's voyages]
Carta delle Indie Occidentali, per servire ai viaggi di Cristoforo Colombo. Italy, 1828. 450 x 610mm. Binding folds flattened.
The West Indies, published in an Italian edition' A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus' by Irving Washington (the author of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow). Engraved by Daniele Del Re'
[Ref: 17656]    £420.00 ($563 • €478 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Jamaica with vignettes]
Jamaica. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 270 x 350mm.
A detailed map of Jamaica with decorative vignettes of Kingston, Port Antonio, Port Royal, a sugar mill and a flying fish.
[Ref: 15801]    £130.00 ($174 • €148 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the West Indies with vignettes]
West India Islands. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851.Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 330mm.
Map of the West Indies, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, With three attractive vignettes of Kingston in Jamaica, locals and sailing ships at anchor
[Ref: 17727]    £160.00 ($214 • €182 rates)


 Bermuda 

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)


ZATTA, Antonio. [One of the most decorative maps of Bermuda]
Le Colonie Unite dell’ America Settentr.le di Nouva Projezione...; Le Isole Bermuda. Venice, 1778. Original colour. 325 x 435mm. A very fine example.
The title-sheet of a twelve-sheet map of the United States, with Bermuda shown on a trompe-l'oil scroll. Bermuda has an interesting cartographic error. The first authoritative map of Bermuda was compiled by Norwood in 1622 and published by John Speed in 1627. Behind the main map Norwood superimposed the coastline of New England and Virginia to show the relative position of Bermuda. Although Zatta has dropped this mainland from his map he has retained the small Bermuda, mistaking it for another island in the chain. This confirms that Zatta's source for this map was over a century old! PALMER: Printed maps of Bermuda, p.26, plate xxxi.
[Ref: 16570]    £2,500.00 ($3,350 • €2,848 rates)


 Cuba 

DAUMONT. [Havana View]
A View General of the City de Havana of Amerique. Vue Generalle de la Ville de Havanne en Amerique. Paris, Daumont, c.1760. Original colour. 209 x 370mm. A faint stain in title area.
A 'vue d'optique' of Havana, designed to be looked at through a zograscope, with the title in reverse above the view. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints, but the English version of the title is unusually inept. In the foreground are a number of ships, including a galleon firing its cannon. The chain boom can be seen across the entrance of the harbour.
[Ref: 7847]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)


HINTON, John. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
An exact plan of the city fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba: From an Original Drawing taken on the Spot. London: J. Hinton, 1762. 270 x 350mm.
A plan of Havana Harbour with many details, including fortifications, topography and soundings, with an inset map of Cuba is in the bottom right corner. It was published in the 'Universal Magazine', illustrating an account of the capture of Havana in 1762, an important action of the Seven Years' War (1756-63).
[Ref: 17097]    £500.00 ($670 • €570 rates)


LONDON MAGAZINE. [The Siege of Havana in 1762]
A Plan of the Late Siege of the Havana, and Moor's Castle, & their Environs. London: Edward Kimber, 1763. 115 x 190mm. Narrow margin at bottom.
A map of the successful British siege of Havana, March to August 1762, part of the Seven Years' War. However the city was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris that ended the war the following year. Published in the 'London Magazine'.
[Ref: 16047]    £90.00 ($121 • €103 rates)


VERNET, Joseph. [View of Havana harbour]
Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet. Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins.
View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.
[Ref: 17575]    £400.00 ($536 • €456 rates)


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