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  AMERICA 
 Bermuda 

LEMPRIERE, Clement. [Uncommon 18th century chart of Bermuda]
The Bermudas, or Summer's Islands. From a Survey by C. Lempriere. Regulated by Astronomical Observations. London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Coloured. 490 x 630mm. Split in lower centre fold.
A large chart of Bermuda, divided into tribes and with the towns and defences marked. Around the island are the sea routes from one part of the island to another, and notes, for example, 'Here is the chief place of Fishing for Whales'. Lempriere's survey of Bermuda, first published in 1738 by Lempriere & engraver W.H. Toms, was a considerable advance on existing maps, many of which were still based on Speed's map of a century earlier. The lifetime of this survey was also excessive: this plate was first published by Sayer in 1775, before being acquired by Laurie & Whittle in 1797; Richard Holmes Laurie published an edition in 1826!
[Ref: 14801]    £2,200.00 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


 Cuba 

PEARSON, Robert. [An 18th century chart of Matanzas Bay]
A New and Correct Draught of the Bay of Matanzas, on ye North side of ye Island of Cuba, done from a Survey in the Year 1729 by Rob.t Pearson. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 235 x 310mmm.
A sea chart of Matanzas Bay from Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources.
[Ref: 16952]    £300.00 ($404 • €341 rates)


DAUMONT. [Havana View]
A View General of the City de Havana of Amerique. Vue Generalle de la Ville de Havanne en Amerique. Paris, Daumont, c.1760. Original colour. 209 x 370mm. A faint stain in title area.
A 'vue d'optique' of Havana, designed to be looked at through a zograscope, with the title in reverse above the view. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints, but the English version of the title is unusually inept. In the foreground are a number of ships, including a galleon firing its cannon. The chain boom can be seen across the entrance of the harbour.
[Ref: 7847]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


BELLIN, Jacques-Nicolas. [18th century sea chart of Cuba]
Carte Réduite de L'Isle de Cuba... Paris, Dépôt de la Marine, c.1762. 590 x 890mm.
Large and detailed chart of Cuba with a rococo title cartouche. In 1762 the British took Havana from the Spanish, but returned it according to the Treaty of Paris the following year. Bellin was the first Chief Hydrographer of the Dépôt, the French equivalent of the British Admiralty.
[Ref: 17427]    £1,400.00 ($1,883 • €1,590 rates)


GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
Plan of the City & Harbour of Havanna. London, 1762. 125 x 195mm.
Map and harbour chart, with soundings, of Havana, Cuba, with a seventeen point key to notable places. The plan was published towards the end of the Seven Years' War, when the British sent five warships and 4,000 men to attack Havana. In the Treaty of Paris the following year Britain swopped Cuba for Florida.
[Ref: 17218]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


HINTON, John. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
An exact plan of the city fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba: From an Original Drawing taken on the Spot. London: J. Hinton, 1762. 270 x 350mm.
A plan of Havana Harbour with many details, including fortifications, topography and soundings, with an inset map of Cuba is in the bottom right corner. It was published in the 'Universal Magazine', illustrating an account of the capture of Havana in 1762, an important action of the Seven Years' War (1756-63).
[Ref: 17097]    £500.00 ($673 • €568 rates)


LONDON MAGAZINE. [The Siege of Havana in 1762]
A Plan of the Late Siege of the Havana, and Moor's Castle, & their Environs. London: Edward Kimber, 1763. 115 x 190mm. Narrow margin at bottom.
A map of the successful British siege of Havana, March to August 1762, part of the Seven Years' War. However the city was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris that ended the war the following year. Published in the 'London Magazine'.
[Ref: 16047]    £90.00 ($121 • €102 rates)


RABATTA, Augusto & BAILOU, Jean Baptist de. [An 18th century playing-card of northern islands of the West Indies]
IV. Carta III. dell'America. Florence: Aniello Lamberti, 1779. Original colour. Sheet size 110 x 70mm.
A rare miniature map of the West Indies, with Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica and Porto Rico, and the Bahamas. It was engraved by Lamberti for the 'Minchiate', the Florentine version of the Tarot, which had each card marked with an arcane symbol. The full set was published in Augusto Da Rabatta and Jean Baptiste De Baillou's pocket atlas 'Nuovo Atlante Generale'. Information on the map is minimal, but an extensive key gives the names of the various regions.
[Ref: 13032]    £600.00 ($807 • €682 rates)


VERNET, Joseph. [View of Havana harbour]
Entree au Port de l'Havane. Gravee d'apres le Tableau de Vernet. Paris, c. 1780. 180 x 230mm, wide generous margins.
View of Havana Harbour, engraved by Heyden from a painting by Joseph Vernet.
[Ref: 17575]    £400.00 ($538 • €454 rates)


BONNE, Rigobert. [Cuba & Jamaica]
Carte Des Isles de Cuba et de la Jamaïque... Paris, c.1782. Coloured. 250 x 360mm. A very good example printed on heavy paper with large margins.
Cuba, Jamica and the surrounding islands.
[Ref: 15653]    £240.00 ($323 • €273 rates)


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