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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

LAWRANCE, George Bell. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of St Thomas]
Plano del Puerto del S.Thomas. Levantado en 1851, por el Teniente de Navio de la Marina Real Inglesa G.B. Lawrance. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1863. Tinted lithograph, with touches of original colour. 650 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A Spanish edition of Lawrance's detailed chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie, the port of St Thomas in the Virgin Islands. The lighthouses are marked with colour. Lawrance spent a decade in the West Indies mapping for the Admiralty. Among his output was a general chart of the Virgin Islands, the Island of Tortola and the route from St Domingo to Dominica. At the time of publication the U.S. government was considering buying the Danish Virgin Islands for $7.5 million, but failed to get popular support. In 1917, justifying the purchase as defence against German attacks in the West Indies, the U.S. bought the Islands for $25 million in gold.
[Ref: 11834]    £4,000.00 ($5,688 • €4,596 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Trinidad and Venezuela]
Carta Esferica en quatro hojas de las Costas de Tierra Firme... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1816-c.1865. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Fine condition.
One sheet of a four-sheet chart of the Caribbean coast of South America, showing Trinidad and Tobago and Venezuela. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11887]    £1,500.00 ($2,133 • €1,724 rates)


OWEN, Richard, BARNETT. E. & SMITH, Thomas. [A detailed 19th Century sea chart of Andros in the Bahamas]
The Grand Bahama Bank from Great Isaac to 23º 40' N. Latitude. Washington D.C.: Hydrographic Office, 1871. 960 x 660mm, on linen as issued, with Eugene F. Medinger's seller's label. Some creasing of edges, a few signs of age.
A detailed chart of Andros, the largest inhabited 'island' of the Bahamas, although broken up by inlets and mangrove swamps. Commander Richard Owen of the Royal Navy surveyed the area between 1836 and 1842, with the Admiralty publishing his chart in 1844. This American edition was first published in 1869, with this example updated to 1861. Eugene F. Medinger was an nautical instrument maker at 115 Broad Street, New York, but his wife achieved a great fame. In 1895 she was struck by a Brooklyn Heights Railroad trolley car, dragged 60 feet and beheaded. Despite being the 105th person to be killed by the company's cars, the manner of her death was too much: charges of manslaughter were brought and the jury found the company 'did feloniously, and culpably, carelessly and negligently kill'. Eugene got $7,500 damages.
[Ref: 18289]    £1,200.00 ($1,706 • €1,379 rates)


 Cuba 

CHASSEREAU, Pierre. [A scarce plan of the harbour of Havana]
Neu und Verbesserter Plan der St. u Hafens Havana auf der Ins. Cuba mit den Wasser Tiesen, Sandbæncken und Klippen nochmalen über Senen v. Pr. Chassereau. Anno 1739. London: Thomas Bowles & Nuremberg: J.C. Homann, c.1740. Original colour. 250 x 290mm. Trimmed from larger sheet, re-margined at bottom.
A scarce plan of Havana, with an eleven-point key detailing the defences. This is an unusual collaboration between two important publishers of England and Germany. The map was published during the 'War of Jenkins' Ear' (1739-48), fought between Britain and Spain over the 'asiento' (right of the British to sell slaves to the Spanish Colonies). Havana was an expected target of a British assault, but Admiral Vernon chose to attack Havana instead.
[Ref: 18320]    £450.00 ($640 • €517 rates)


TARDIEU, Ambroise. [French map of Cuba & the Bahamas]
Carte de L'Isle de Cuba et des Isles Lucayes. Paris, c.1795. Coloured. 335 x 435mm. Example with wide margins, printed on plano, without the crease in the middle.
Showing Cuba and the Bahamas with good detail.
[Ref: 18318]    £340.00 ($483 • €391 rates)


 South America 

HONDIUS, Jodocus. [17th century miniature map of South America]
America Meridionalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 150 x 190mm
A miniature map of South America, a reduced version of Hondius's own folio map, published in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor'. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18283]    £340.00 ($483 • €391 rates)


  ASIA 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An uncommon 18th Century Italian map of Asia]
L'Asia Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Original colour. 340 x 480mm.
A rare map of Asia which extends to include all of the East Indies. One of the first maps to name Alaska (written here as Alghka). The decorative title cartouche features a female allegorical figure of Asia, flanked by putti and a camel. The cartouche effectively obscures Australia.
[Ref: 18132]    £580.00 ($825 • €666 rates)


 Far East 

DE JODE, Gerard. [16th century map of the Far East]
Tertiae partis Asiae quæ modernis Indi orientalis dicitur acurata delineatio. Autore Iacobo Castaldo Pedmontano. Gerardus de Iode excudebat. Antwerp, 1593, Latin text edition. 325 x 495mm.
The Far East, with India, the Malay Peninsula (with 'Cingatola'), the Philippines & Moluccas, engraved c.1566, this example from the 1593 edition of De Jode's 'Speculum Orbis Terrae', published two years after his death by his widow and son. This was to be the last edition: after the death of Cornelis De Jode in 1600 the plates were bought by Vrients, then the owner of the Ortelius plates, merely to stop their re-issue. Some of the most famous names in cartography of this period appear on this map: De Jode was the great rival of Ortelius, with whom he had a long-running feud; Gastaldi, De Jode's source, is best known for the appearance of his maps in the 'Lafreri-type' atlases; and Lucas & Jan van Doeticum, the engravers, are renowned for the flair of their work for Waghenaer, Linschoten and Ortelius. KOEMAN: Jod 2.
[Ref: 7593]    £6,500.00 ($9,243 • €7,469 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of the East Indies]
Insulæ Indiae orientalis. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 145 x 195mm.
A miniature map of the East Indies, first published in 1607 in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor', reduced from Hondius's own folio map. It shows from Sumatra and the Malay Peninsula east to New Guinea, and north to Indochina, the Philippines and the Mariana Islands. In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson.
[Ref: 18356]    £480.00 ($683 • €552 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [Two-sheet 18th Century map of India & the Far East]
Carte des Indes Orientales... Nuremberg, 1748. Original colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined , total 520 x 890mm.
Larger than the standard Homann format, this map shows the Far East from India and the Maldives to the Philippines and the uncertain coastlines of New Guinea. The title is within a fine martial cartouche, representing the stuggles of the European powers for control in the area. The map is dedicated to William IV, Prince of Orange-Nassau (1711-51), a Director-General of the Dutch East India Company and son-in-law of George II of Great Britain.
[Ref: 11459]    £1,200.00 ($1,706 • €1,379 rates)


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