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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

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 observations 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 ($2,091 • €1,814 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [A comparison of the mapping of the West Coast of America]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord Ouest separés de L'Asie par le Detroit d'Anian, extraite de deux cartes publiées au commemcement du 17e Siecle. Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 390mm.
Two representations of the East coast of North America from the beginning of the C17th. Published in the Supplement to Diderot's encyclopaedia.
[Ref: 15611]    £280.00 ($366 • €318 rates)


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]    £450.00 ($588 • €510 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 ($235 • €204 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 ($261 • €227 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 ($680 • €590 rates)


Anonymous. [A mid-19th century view of San Francisco]
San Franzisko im Jahre 1852. German, c.1852. Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 205 x 255mm.
A view looking across the city to the bay.
[Ref: 18930]    £155.00 ($203 • €176 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 ($1,961 • €1,701 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 ($1,242 • €1,077 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]    £100.00 ($131 • €113 rates)


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