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  AMERICA 
 Gulf States 

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 ($2,261 • €1,938 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 ($8,313 • €7,125 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 from 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 ($638 • €547 rates)


 Canada 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Nova Scotia & Newfoundland with vignettes]
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Old Map of eastern Nova Scotia & Newfoundland, with the Gulf of the St Lawrence, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases. It has an ornate printed border and vignettes of Halifax, the Newfoundland Cod Fishery and a Newfoundland dog.
[Ref: 17731]    £150.00 ($200 • €171 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Canada with vignette views]
British America. London: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Steel engraving. Original outline colour. Printed area 265 x 340mm.
Detailed map of Canada, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'. The map is within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Eskimos, whale fishing, a view of Boston and the ships 'Fury' and 'Hekla', vessels used by William Parry in his Arctic explorations.
[Ref: 17750]    £180.00 ($239 • €205 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Eastern Canada with vignettes]
East Canada and New Brunswick. London, J. & F. Tallis., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 340mm.
A detailed map of eastern Canada, with the St Lawrence River and the cities of Montreal and Quebec, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'. The map is within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Quebec, American Indians, a bison and a mink. Of interest is the reference to 'Madawaska Settlements', an area left in dispute by Britain and the United States after the Treaty of Versailles set the border between the U.S. and Canada. Matters were brought to a head when a US settler, John Baker, attempted to declare the area a republic in 1827. After a failed attempt at arbitration by the King of the Netherlands in 1831 and the non-violent 'Aroostook War' of 1838-9, the matter was included in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.
[Ref: 17751]    £150.00 ($200 • €171 rates)


TALLIS, John. [West Canada]
West Canada. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 260 x 340mm.
Map of Western Canada, showing the eastern coast of Lake Huron, with Lakes Erie and Ontario. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, the map has decorative borders and vignettes of the Niagara Falls, Kingston, an Indian encampment and beavers. It was published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 18060]    £150.00 ($200 • €171 rates)


 West Indies 

LOON, Jan van. [A scarce 17th century sea-chart of the West Indies]
Pascaarte vande vaste Cust en Eylanden van Westindien, Als mede de Virginis en Nieu-Nederland, van C. Droge tot C. Cod. Amsterdam, c.1661. Original colour. Sheet 435 x 540mm. Narrow top margin, with minor restoration at top edge.
A rare and decorative sea chart of the West Indies, with the Eastern Seaboard north to Cape Cod, with 'Manhates' marked. This chart was first published in 1661, three years before the British took New York from the Dutch. Johannes and Gilles Van Loon were amongst the many chart makers working in Amsterdam in the wake of the Dutch merchant marine activity around the world. Although the chart derives from one published by Gerritsz of some 30 years earlier this extends further north to include the New England south coast, and also charts the Pacific coast of Central America, off which a Dutch ship is illustrated for the first time in that location. A finely engraved and important chart. KOEMAN: Loon 1, 31; BURDEN: 367, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 16399]    £2,850.00 ($3,791 • €3,249 rates)


GRIERSON, George [A scarce Irish chart of Antigua]
A Large draught of the Island Antegua. Sold by George Grierson. Dublin. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 260 x 330mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Antiqua, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of 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. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18163]    £325.00 ($432 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Barbados]
Barbados. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Barbados, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of 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. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18164]    £325.00 ($432 • €371 rates)


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