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  AMERICA 
 South America 

MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon Miniature Map of Argentina]
[Tucuman.] Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map of northern Argentina, with a letterpress text in German. Underneath is a woodcut of a boy blowing bubbles from a pipe.
[Ref: 8940]    £100.00 ($134 • €114 rates)


VALEGIO, Francesco. [Cusco]
Cusco. Padua, Lasor a Varea, 1713. 85 x 120mm, set in a page of text.
Map-view of Cusco set within a page of text, first published in the early 1600s.
[Ref: 9796]    £75.00 ($101 • €85 rates)


LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G. [Bay of Conception in Chile]
Plan of the Bay of Conception in Chili. London, 1798. Coloured. 275 x 400mm.
Highly detailed antique map of Bay of Conception, mouth of the Biobio River, and town of Mocha. Relief shown by hachures. Cultivated areas, buildings, rocks, water depths, fort, swamps, and other features shown. From an English edition. Published as the Act directs Novr. 1st 1798, by G.G. & J. Robinson, Paternoster Row. Neele sc. Strand.
[Ref: 13275]    £120.00 ($161 • €137 rates)


LEHEN, Capt. [A French Rounding of Cape Horn]
New Chart of South America according to the late Discoveries of M. Lehen Brignon. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 205 x 105mm, accompanied with an extra 2 pages of text
A map of southern South America published to illustrate the account of the French Captain Lehen's voyage to the South Seas in 1748, text included here. He followed the route of Admiral Anson in 1741, but, arriving at a better time of year than the much-delayed British fleet, had no bad weather so they took only eight days to sail from Le Maire Strait to rounding Cape Horn. However he arrived in Chile to find Lima and Callao destroyed by earthquakes followed by tsunamis. Despite this the ship loaded 2,500,000 piastres to take back to Rio de Janeiro, where they arrived, after another smooth crossing, in December, 1749. This map was published in the March edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14919]    £140.00 ($188 • €159 rates)


GAZZETTIERE AMERICANO. [Italian 18th Century map of South America]
Carta rappresentante l'America Meridionale Livorno, 1763. Old Colour. 240 x 185mm.
Map of South America drawn by Veremondo Rossi and published in Il Gazzettiere Americano, edited in 3 volumes by Marco Coltellini, Livorno.
[Ref: 18114]    £120.00 ($161 • €137 rates)


CIPRIANI, Giovanni Battista. [Tierra del Fuego view (Patagonia)]
No 1. [A view of the Indians of Terra del Fuego in their hut.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 230 x 305mm.
An untitled illustration of the natives of Terra del Fuego (the title given here taken from the index of plates). It was engraved by Francesco Bartolozzi after Cipriani for Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13793]    £190.00 ($255 • €216 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.]
A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
[Ref: 13824]    £160.00 ($214 • €182 rates)


HAWKESWORTH, John. [Byron and HMS Dolphin in Patagonia, 1765]
No. 23. [A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and .the Patagonians.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 435 x 235mm.
Commodore John Byron meeting the Patagonian natives on the shore, perpetuating the myth of a race of giants, although here only a little taller than the Europeans. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title given here is taken from the index of plates.
[Ref: 16684]    £110.00 ($147 • €125 rates)


NOUAL, Isaac. [Early chart of the Falkland Islands]
A Chart of Hawkins's Maidenland, Discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falkland Sound, so called by Cap.n John Strong of the Farewell from London who sailed through it in 1689. London: Strahan & Cadell, c.1773. 245 x 320mm.
The Falkland Islands, engraved by Noual. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
[Ref: 13799]    £200.00 ($268 • €228 rates)


DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy. [Guyana & Surinam]
The Coast of Guyana from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as the have been Explored by the French and Dutch Engineers With the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca. From the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyæna, in the Year 1781, when he Commanded in the Rivers Berbice, Essequebo, and Demerari, and Governed those colonies after their Conquest from the Dutch. London, William Faden, 1783. Original colour. 530 x 700mm.
The coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths. Captain Thompson was sent to Guyana to take control of the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo, after they had been taken from the Dutch. After preparing as much of the defences as he could with limited resources he sailed back to England to protect a convoy of English merchants. However, while he was gone a French squadron captured the colonies, so he was subjected to a courtmartial for leaving his post without orders. The court, held in April 1782, found him blameless and acquitted him. This map is dedicated to the 'merchants of Barbadoes and Guyana' for whom he risked so much. Throughout his career in the Navy he also wrote plays, songs and poetry: his writing has appeared in anthologies about slavery and naval sea-shanties.
[Ref: 7586]    £240.00 ($322 • €273 rates)


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