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  AMERICA 
 Central America 

BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Frans. [Early plans of Mexico City and Cusco]
Mexico, Regia et Celebris Hispaniæ Novae Civitas; Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput. Cologne, 1572-, Latin text. Coloured. 270 x 475mm.
Two early 'map-views' on one sheet, showing Mexico City and Cusco, the capital cities of the Aztecs and Incas, with the major buildings shown in profile with little consideration for perspective. In the foreground of each are illustrations of Aztec and Inca figures. This plate was published in the 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first systematic series of printed town plans, a monumental six-volume work published 1572-1618. These were the only two American cities depicted. KOEMAN: B&H 1.
[Ref: 17667]    £1,450.00 ($1,842 • €1,647 rates)


ORTELIUS, Abraham. [Classic 16th century map of 'New Spain']
Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio. 1579. Antwerp, 1598, French text edition. Coloured. 355 x 510mm.
A detailed map of 'New Spain' in south-west Mexico, showing Mexico City and Guadalajara. The title is surrounded by one of Ortelius' most elaborate strapwork cartouches. The map was published in the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum', regarded as the first atlas in the modern sense of the word, with the maps designed to fit the book. VAN DEN BROECKE: 13, state i of ii.
[Ref: 17307]    £700.00 ($889 • €795 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [17th century map of Central America]
Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus. London: John Ogilby, 1671. Coloured. 295 x 350mm.
Shows from Mexico City south to western Panama. This example comes from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs.
[Ref: 8748]    £550.00 ($699 • €625 rates)


 South America 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Venezuela]
Castille Neuve ou Castille d' Or. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm.
Miniature map showing Venezuela, part of Columbia, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13126]    £110.00 ($140 • €125 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 Catagena 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 ($279 • €250 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 ($152 • €136 rates)


COOK, Captain James. [Cook's map of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and Cape Horn]
A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1777. 330 x 335mm.
A chart of the southern tip of South America, tracking the Cook's ship, the 'Resolution' around Cape Horn, published in 'A Voyage towards the South Pole', the official account of Captain Cook's second circumnavigation. The map also showns the Falkland Islands and details the Magellan Straits, neither of which Cook visited on this voyage. An inset details Staten Island.
[Ref: 17450]    £320.00 ($406 • €364 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative French map of South America]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original outline colour. 310 x 425mm.
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 including a jaguar.
[Ref: 13671]    £170.00 ($216 • €193 rates)


  ASIA 

MUNSTER, Sebastian. [The first printed map of Asia]
Die Lander Asie nach irer gelegenheit bisz in Indiam werden in diser Tafel verzeichnet. Basle: Henri Petri, 1560, German text. Coloured woodcut, printed area 270 x 345mm. One tiny hole.
Munster's map of modern Asia, published in the 'Cosmographia Universalis. Much of the information for this map came from Portuguese sources, indicated by the presence of their Indian colonies Cambay, Goa, Calicut and Kannur. However further east Munster has had to return to Marco Polo's account, written in prison in 1298, for China and the 'Archipelago of 7448 Islands', the Philippines. Ptolemy's 'Taprobana' is now Sumatra rather than Sri Lanka. At the bottom of the map Zanzibar is an island south-east of Madagascar. Decorating the seas is a huge fish and a twin-tailed mermaid.
[Ref: 17590]    £1,350.00 ($1,715 • €1,534 rates)


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 ($7,620 • €6,816 rates)


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