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Records: 71 to 80 of 85
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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

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 ($65 • €58 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 ($207 • €186 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 ($226 • €203 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 ($246 • €220 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 ($582 • €522 rates)


SANTINI, Paolo. [18th Century map of the American South East]
Partie Méridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, La Caroline et la Virginie. Venice, 1776. Original outline colour. 490 x 580mm.
Shows from Delaware Bay south to New Orleans, with the title in a rococo cartouche bottom right. Derived from the French map published by D'Anville.
[Ref: 9346]    £500.00 ($646 • €580 rates)


MORENO, Miguel. [Gulf Coast Sea Chart marking the "Republic of Texas"]
Carta de las Costas de la Escambia, Alabama y Bocas de Rio Misisipi, la Luisiana, Tejas, con la Provincia del Nuevo Santander en el Golfo de Mejico... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1846. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Some restoration.
An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf Coast from San Fernando in Mexico to near what is now Panama City in Florida ('Escambia'). Of particular interest is the 'Republica de Tejas', appearing the year that it entered the Union, with Galveston and Corpus Christi named. The lighthouses are marked with original colour.
[Ref: 11865]    £5,000.00 ($6,464 • €5,800 rates)


 Hawaii 

COOK, Captain James. [The 'pirate' Dublin edition of the First Printed map of Hawaii (Owhyhee)]
Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example.
One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers: the National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H. Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7850]    £1,400.00 ($1,810 • €1,624 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The death of Captain James Cook]
Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur... Paris: Isabey, 1784. 295 x 340mm.
One of the most famous depictions of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, painted by the official artist of his third voyage. Like the painting of John Cleveley the Younger, it shows the explorer with one hand raised in an attempt to stop his men firing on the Hawaiians, his back to his killer. This is a French edition, engraved by Claude-Mathieu Fessard.
[Ref: 17263]    £1,250.00 ($1,616 • €1,450 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The Hawaiian canoe seen by Captain Cook]
A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked. London, 1784. 260 x 405mm, with wide margins.
A Hawaiian double canoe, rowed by men wearing crested masks fringed with strips of cloth. The plate was engraved by Grignion after Webber, the artist on Captain Cook's Third Voyage, when he became the first European to land on Hawaii. It appeared as plate 65 in the official account.
[Ref: 18893]    £165.00 ($213 • €191 rates)


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