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  AMERICA 
 Central America 

Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [Central America]
Central America. I. Including Yucatan, Belize, Guatemala, Salvador. Honduras, Nicaragua and the Southern States of Mexico. London, Chas Knight, 1852. Original outline colur. 320 x 400mm.
Map of Central America published under the superintendence of the Society for the Duffulsion of Useful Knowledge.
[Ref: 17162]    £100.00 ($133 • €113 rates)


 South America 

HONDIUS, Henricus. [The developing outline of Tierra del Fuego]
Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1649. 390 x 496mm. Very fine example.
A sea chart of the Magellan Strait, the Le Maire Strait, Cape Horn and the uncertain western coastline of Tierra Del Fuego. The details of the Magellan Strait have been updated according to Barent Janzoon Potgieter, surgeon on Sebald de Weert's ship 'Blijde Boodschap', part of a disasterous Dutch attempt at circumnavigation led Jacques Mahu, 1598. Although 'Blijde Boodschap' never reached Asia, it was the only ship (of five) to return home. Potgeiter's account of their torments in the Magellan Strait, published 1600, contained influencial images of giant Patagonian natives (here referenced in text) and penguins (illustrated here, named 'Pingnini Aves'). Further south is the Le Maire Strait and Cape Horn, discovered by Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten in 1616 in the 'Eendracht', thus proving that Tierra del Fuego was not part of the Great Southern Continent. KOEMAN: Me 136a.
[Ref: 13735]    £680.00 ($901 • €766 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Guiana, with Sir Walter Raleigh's El Dorado]
Guiana sive Amazonum Regio. London: John Ogilby, 1671. Coloured. 285 x 365mm.
A map of Guiana with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, based on the account of Sir Walter Raleigh in his search for 'El Dorado', the legendary city of gold. The map shows a large lake, 'Parime Lacus', with 'Manoa or El Dorado' on the western shore. This example comes from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs.
[Ref: 8755]    £250.00 ($331 • €282 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [French chart of Cartagena and surrounds]
Plan des Villes, Forts, Port, Rade et Environ de Cartagene Située dans l'Amerique Meridionale dans le Province de Terre Ferme appartement aux Espagnols. Paris, 1705. Coloured. 230 x 340mm.
Detailed plan of Cartagena in Colombia, with a 12 point key. Its importance as a transit port for precious the metals from the mines in the New Granada and Peru made it a frequent target for pirates and rival European powers. Engraved on copper by Inselin.
[Ref: 17391]    £220.00 ($292 • €248 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 ($159 • €135 rates)


CHEREAU, Jacques. [18th Century Vue d'optique of Cartagena]
Vue Generalle de Carthagene Ville de l'Amerique Meridionalle. Paris, c. 1780. Coloured. 270 x 405mm.
View of the city of Cartagena or Cartagena de Indias in Colombia, South America. The optical print was made to be viewed through a zograscope, which produced an illusion of depth.
[Ref: 17652]    £450.00 ($596 • €507 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Map of South America with illustrated borders]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the borders. 310 x 410mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals.
[Ref: 17825]    £200.00 ($265 • €225 rates)


 Brazil 

BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Brazil]
Novus Brasiliæ Typus. Amsterdam, 1631, Latin text edition. Coloured. 380 x 495mm. Paper lightly toned overall.
Brazil, orientated with north to the right. The title cartouche is of two indians, an inset map shows the area around Salvador, and vignettes copied from de Bry show a hammock, goats, a battle and cannibals cooking lunch. The plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr, son of the Jodocus who purchased the Mercator plates. When he died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Blaeu, much to the chagrin of the Hondius firm run by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson, who were forced to rush the engraving of new plates. This is a very early example of Blaeu's printing, published in the third edition of his 'Appendix Theatri A. Ortelii', a year after his first atlas and four years before the first issue of his 'Novus Atlas'. KOEMAN: Bl 3.
[Ref: 17969]    £950.00 ($1,259 • €1,070 rates)


VIVIEN, L. [19th Century Map of Brazil]
Carte Generale de l'Empire du Bresil. Par L. Vivien, Geographe... Paris, Ménard et Desenne: 1827. Original outline colour. 365 x 320mm.
French map of Brazil, published in Vivien's Atlas Universel.
[Ref: 17472]    £160.00 ($212 • €180 rates)


  ASIA 

SABATINI, Francesco. [Unrecorded carte-à-figures map of Asia]
Asia Recens Summa Cura Delineata... Bologna: Sabatini, 1670, 455 x 555mm. Bottom right corner rebuilt with manuscript reinstatement, otherwise a very fine example.
A very rare and attractive carte-à-figures map of Asia, engraved by Pietro Todeschi. The side panels contain native costume figures and miniature vignette views of major towns and cities, amongst which are shown Goa, Macao and Calcutta. Of interest in the map is the North-Eastern truncation of China/Siberia, presumably due to a belief in a North-West passage through the Straits of Anian. This map was published by Francesco Sabatini, one of the many fringe figures in Italian map-making and publishing in the late seventeenth century. Unfortunately even accurate dates for his life and death elude us, while his work life can be established only by the rough dating of his maps dependent on the dedications on those maps bearing them, but he was apparently active as a printer and publisher (and possibly engraver) in the 1670s, probably in Bologna. This s a contemporary piracy of Dutch carte-à-figures maps, popularised in the first part of the seventeenth century, although it seems likely that the map was plagiarised from intermediate Italian copies, perhaps by Stefano Scolari, an engraver and publisher (or possibly two different men) active from the 1640s to 1660s. STOPP: 'Drie Karten von Francesco Sabatini'; SCHILDER: 'Mappæ Antiquæ Liber Amicorum' p.281-285.
[Ref: 10576]    £6,000.00 ($7,950 • €6,756 rates)


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