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 Western USA 

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map, showing California as an island]
Nova Mexico. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German. McLAUGHLIN: 109.
[Ref: 8885]    £470.00 ($659 • €535 rates)

FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's California as an Island, first state]
Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... 1700. Paris, 1700. Old colour. 225 x 340mm.
An important map of California: engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', it shows the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the first European to cross from the mainland to California. However it is still depicted as an island. The mainland is shown from Mexico City to Santa Fé, with an incredible 314-point key. McLAUGHLIN: 134.
[Ref: 15139]    £1,400.00 ($1,964 • €1,593 rates)

FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's large-format map of the island of California]
La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa.e. Jesus en la America Sept. Dressé sur celle que le Viceroy de la Nouvelle Espagne... Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm.
The largest representation of the island of California on a single-sheet map. It is an enlarged version of Fer's map of 1700, allowing the 314 names in the original key to be moved onto the map. In place of the key is a text telling the history of California up to 1695, and four vignettes. Bottom left is a cartouche, illustrated with creatures including a Spoonbill and an armadillo, which seems to be lacking extra text. Most of the detail in the Mexican interior comes from the work of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit. It is interesting that it was Kino first claimed California was joined to the mainland, as early as 1702. This is the best example we have ever seen. MCLAUGHLIN: 196.
[Ref: 16627]    £8,500.00 ($11,926 • €9,673 rates)

KINO, Eusebio. [The beginning of the end of California as an island]
Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino è S.I. Augsburg, 1726. 365 x 230mm. A very fine example.
Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's important map of California, drawn in 1702 but not published until it was included in Joseph Stöcklein's 'Allerhand So Lehr-Als Geist-Reich Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis'. Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit, travelled to New Spain in 1682 and stayed there the rest of his life. He travelled extensively and used his knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to compile maps of the region. Although he never crossed to California by land, his obervations from a high point near the Colorado River, from which he saw only land to the west, caused him to state California was a peninsula. It was nearly another half-century before this was proved.
[Ref: 16945]    £1,600.00 ($2,245 • €1,821 rates)

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [Antique map of California]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest separés de l'Asie par le Détroit d'Anian... Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 405mm. Lower margin extended.
Two antique maps on one sheet, the west coast of the U.S. from California to Alaska after Vaugondy, showing " Nova Albion" with an inset of an earlier attempt by Plantius & Visscher. This interesting map was engraved for Denis Diderot's famous "Encyclopedie" comprising 27 volumes.
[Ref: 8953]    £220.00 ($309 • €250 rates)

LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [Port of Bucarelli, Alaska]
Plan de L'Entrée du Port de Bucarelli, sur la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique... Paris, 1797. Coloured. 510 x 700mm.
A harbour in Alaska discovered in 1775 by the Spaniards la Quadra & Maurelle, at Latitude 55N the furthest north that Spanish explorers reached. Although this chart was engraved by Bouclet for La Pérouse's 'Voyage autour du Monde', it is based on Spanish manuscripts, not La Perouse's discoveries. It was included because La Pérouse believed it was a probable entrance to the North West Passage. WAGNER: 843.
[Ref: 8544]    £180.00 ($253 • €205 rates)

FADEN, William. [Miniature map of the Pacific North West]
Western Coast of North America with Behring's Straits London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of West Coast America, showing the Bering Straits, engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Of interest is the tiny 'Fuca's Entrance' and 'Sea of the West', just prior to the inclusion of Vancouver's discoveries. William Faden was geographer to George III.
[Ref: 16387]    £200.00 ($281 • €228 rates)

MARZOLLA, Benedetto. [Gold-rush map of California]
Nuova California (Stati Uniti dell'America Settentrionale). Naples, 1851. Original colour. Printed area 430 x 590mm
A scarce and unusual map of the Southwestern United States surrounded by copious text in Italian giving details about the countryside, its products and inhabitants. With an inset of Monterey and San Francisco Bay. In this map Marzolla has updated Hypolite Ferry's map of 1850 by including extensive notes throughout. This map gives details of the situation of local tribes, the caravan routes, gold regions and a French colony is shown north of the Umqua River.
[Ref: 13301]    £520.00 ($730 • €592 rates)

IMRAY, James & Son. [Blue-Back Chart of the West Coast of the USA]
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco. London, 1870, on original blue backing paper, 1290 x 1020mm. Some tears repaired.
A superb and very detailed blue back chart of the coast of California, with insets of Sta Barbara, Bodega Bay, Monterey, San Francisco Bay, South Farallon, San Diego Bay, Guaymas, Amortajada Bay, Pulpito, Ballena Bay, Mangles Road, Pichilique, Salinas Bay, Port San Blas, Tomales Bay, S. Jose Del Cabo, Mazatlan, S. Pedro Bay and Magdalena Bay. With rhumb lines and numerous soundings.
[Ref: 8360]    £950.00 ($1,333 • €1,081 rates)

 Gulf States 

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [James Oglethorpe's attack on St Augustine]
A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740. by Tho.s Silver. London, Edward Cave, 1740. 305 x 175mm. Trimmed to printed border on right, new margin added, long tear repaired.
A contemporary map of General Oglethorpe's unsuccessful attack on St Augustine in Florida, during the 'War of Jenkin's Ear' (1739-48). It shows the positions of the British artillery on the island of Santa Anastasia and the blockading British naval squadron. The Gentleman's Magazine was one of the first general interest journals, running from 1731-1922.
[Ref: 16001]    £260.00 ($365 • €296 rates)

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