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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

DONCKER, Hendrik. [First state of Doncker's chart of California as an island]
Pascaart vertoonende de Zeecusten van Chile, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California. Amsterdam, 1659. Original colour with later additions, with gold highlights. 435 x 540mm. A fine example.
The first state of this impressive chart of the west coast of America, which was updated the following year to show the Caribbean coast of Central America. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from a promontory called 'Aguebela de Cato' just north of California south to near Arica in Chile. However it is for its representation of California that this chart is so important, as it 'depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart' (Burden). Insets show two other great cartographical mysteries: the partial outline of Tasmania, according to Tasman; and the mythical island of Yedso to the north of Japan. A third insert shows the islands around the Ladrones. See KOEMAN Don 2 for the first atlas issue, in 'De Zee Atlas Of Water-Waerelt...'
[Ref: 11230]    £2,200.00 ($3,056 • €2,484 rates)


 Gulf States 

GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [James Oglethorpe's attack on St Augustine]
A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp before it June 20, 1740. by Tho.s Silver. London, Edward Cave, 1740. 305 x 175mm. Trimmed to printed border on right, new margin added, long tear repaired.
A contemporary map of General Oglethorpe's unsuccessful attack on St Augustine in Florida, during the 'War of Jenkin's Ear' (1739-48). It shows the positions of the British artillery on the island of Santa Anastasia and the blockading British naval squadron. The Gentleman's Magazine was one of the first general interest journals, running from 1731-1922.
[Ref: 16001]    £260.00 ($361 • €294 rates)


BLUNT, Edmund. [American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas]
The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining.
An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.
[Ref: 11909]    £2,200.00 ($3,056 • €2,484 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Texas and the southwest USA]
Mexico, California and Texas. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
A map of the southwest, with California, Texas (still incorporating what became the state of New Mexico] and Mexico south to the Yucatan, On the map are marked the 'newly discovered GOLD Districts' in California, and the 'Great Caravan Route' across Utah. It is decorated with a foliate border attractive vignettes of gold panning, the ruins of Uxmal and Mexican peasants. From John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 17730]    £290.00 ($403 • €327 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA]
Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although northing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11854]    £1,400.00 ($1,945 • €1,581 rates)


FULLARTON, Archibald. [Detailed map of the south central states of the USA]
United States. North America According to Calvin Smith & Tanner. The South Central Section. Comprising Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Western Territory and Part of Missouri. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 540 x 420 mm.
Highly detailed map of Texas, the Plains and Southern States. Fullarton's Royal Illustrated Atlas, the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources.
[Ref: 16261]    £175.00 ($243 • €198 rates)


IMRAY, James. [A 'blue-back' sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico from New Orleans to Tampa]
Gulf of Mexico. Chart No 1. (Tampa Bay to New Orleans). Compiled from Surveys made by order of the United States Govenment. London: James Imray & Son, 1902. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on blue paper with publisher's title label, edged with linen, total 890 x 1330mm. With chart-seller's ink stamps. Two small tears in top edge, some pencil markings.
A working chart of the north coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, with parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Lighthouses are marked with colour. Insets are: Passes of the Mississippi; Entrance to Mobile Bay; Pensacola; St Andrew; East Pass; & Apalachicola. The ink stamps are of 'J. Blowey, Optician and Chronometer maker, Southside Street, Plymouth'.
[Ref: 17407]    £1,700.00 ($2,361 • €1,919 rates)


 Hawaii 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce 18th century map of Hawaii after James Cook]
Le Isole di Sandwich Delineate sulle Osservazioni Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 360 x 500mm. An excellent example
The Sandwich Islands, with Cook's route around the islands marked. The map features a decorative vignette, showing Cook struggling with fierce Hawaiian natives, while another prepared to stab him in the back, with Cook's ship at anchor in the background. Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'. Undoubtedly this is the most decorative and sought after of all Hawaiian maps and the only decorative map based upon Cook's voyage to Hawaii.
[Ref: 17968]    £6,250.00 ($8,681 • €7,056 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. [Early map of Hawaii]
Carta delle Isole Hawaii...1834. Italian, c.1834. 210 x 320mm.
Early map of Hawaii form D'Urville's Voyage autour du monde, which is one of the earliest maps to show the name Hawaii with its English spelling and also one of the earliest maps to show the entire chain of islands. This is from a rare Italian edition.
[Ref: 17977]    £480.00 ($667 • €542 rates)


 Canada 

MORTIER, Pieter. [Arctic America]
Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale ou sont Compris Le Destroit de Davids, Le Destroit de Hudson, &c. Amsterdam, c.1705. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 830mm. Very fine condition.
A large chart showing from the west coast of Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and the bays of Arctic America. The abundance of English placenames is a testament to their efforts to find the North West Passage, hoping to reach the East Indies without having to pass the French and Spaniards! Of interest are the pair of channels traversing the tip of Greenland, the upper one called 'Destroit de M. Vorbischer' (Strait of Martin Frobisher). These appear as a consequence of the Zeno hoax of 1558, which put the mythical island of Frisland on most maps of the period. Martin Frobisher (1535-94) sailed across the Atlantic in 1576 to look for the North West Passage: he landed on Greenland but thought it to be the non-existent Frisland shown on his charts. When he sailed on and touched land he thought he had arrived in Greenland when in fact he was at what is now Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Entering the bay he believed he had discovered a strait on Greenland, and even two more voyages (1577 & 1578) did nothing to make him doubt himself. Over a century later this chart was published with his mistake still included. Frobisher did not have much luck: he also mistook iron pyrite for gold-bearing ore and a narwhal corpse for a unicorn. Fortunately his career as an English privateer was more successful and his service during the Spanish Armada of 1588 earned him a knighthood. This chart was published in Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', although it also appeared in Mortier's 'Neptune Francois' sea-atlas. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 8709]    £700.00 ($972 • €790 rates)


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