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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [The mapping of California as an Island]
Carte de la Californie... Paris, Diderot, 1772. Coloured. 315 x 400mm.
A plate showing five versions of how California was mapped between 1604 and 1767, published for the Supplement to Diderot's 'Encyclopedie'. The five are: Pecci's peninsula of 1604; Sanson's island of 1656; De l'Isle's peninsula of 1700; Father Kino 1705; and the Jesuits 1767.
[Ref: 18926]    £340.00 ($412 • €371 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 ($218 • €196 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 ($242 • €218 rates)


HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [An early view of San Francisco]
San Francisco. No. 12. Strasse in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. Berlin: R. Wagner, 1862. Chromolithograph, 275 x 380mm, trimmed and laid on card, as originally issued, with publisher's title label on the reverse.
A view of San Francisco, looking up California Street from Montgomery Street towards Nob Hill. with the Parrott Building, St. Mary's Church and Grace Cathedral. Steam-powered trolley cars are shown moving between barrels littering the street, a decade before the introduction of the cable cars. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1818. From 1860 - 1862 Hildebrandt went on a world tour, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolour. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage was published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin. The original watercolours from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 18750]    £1,500.00 ($1,818 • €1,637 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 ($1,151 • €1,036 rates)


SMILLIE, James David. [View of the Golden Gate strait]
Golden Gate (from Telegraph Hill.) London, Cassell, Petter & Gilpin, 1872. Steel engraving. 220 x 270mm.
A view looking down on the Golden Gate strait more than sixty years before the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937. Engraved by E.F. Brandard for 'Picturesque America' by William Cullen Bryant.
[Ref: 18885]    £50.00 ($61 • €55 rates)


U.S. Navy General Chart of Alaska. A & H Lindenkohl, 1890, original lithographic colour, 665 x 1260mm. In good overall condition, some minor repairable rips where the folds meet and some yellowing in areas of the lithograph colour esp. along the central fold line.
A very detailed chart of Alaska and the Bering Strait produced for the U.S Navy Coast and Geodetic survey. With rhumb lines, wind roses and numerous soundings to aid navigation.
[Ref: 9815]    £160.00 ($194 • €175 rates)


PALMER, Arthur. [View of the Bay Bridge]
Bay Bridge, San Francisco. c. 1940. Drypoint etching, titled and signed in pencil by the artist. 245 x 200mm. Minor wear in edges of margin.
A view of the Bay Bridge, shortly after it opened in 1936. Arthur Palmer (1913-82) was born in Chicago but moved to California where he studied with Frank T. Chamberlin at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. During the 1940s he was an animator for Disney Studios. He later had a studio in San Francisco and taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Palo Alto Art Club.
[Ref: 18921]    £175.00 ($212 • €191 rates)


 Gulf States 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [Puerto Rico]
Le plan de l'Isle de St. Jan de Puerto Rico Paris, 1683. Original colour. 150 x 110mm. French text on verso.
Plan of the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico, one of the largest natural harbours in the Caribbean.
[Ref: 19101]    £190.00 ($230 • €207 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [17th century map of Florida]
La Floride Par N. Sanson . . . Paris, 1683. Original outline colour. 185 x 260mm.
Sanson's important early map of Florida and the Southeast, illustrating a number of early and important cartographic features. The first atlas map to correctly name Lake Erie, although it is pushed 2.5 degrees too far south, increasing the claims of France. Several new rivers appear in Virginia. The Caroline depicted on the map is Ft. Caroline, not the Carolinas.
[Ref: 19111]    £450.00 ($545 • €491 rates)


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