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  AMERICA 
 Cuba 

LUFFMAN, John. [Chart of Havana Harbour]
Havanna. Engrav'd for Luffmans Select Plans. 59. London: Luffman, 1802. 165 x 130mm. Stitch holes in margin.
Sea chart of Havana Harbour, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 12805]    £150.00 ($201 • €171 rates)


 Central America 

MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th Century miniature prospect of Mexico City]
Mexique. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 150 x 110mm.
Detailed bird's-eye view of Mexico City, with local Indians and Conquistadors in the foreground. From Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. French text to verso.
[Ref: 17505]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


MASI, Giovanni Tommaso. [Panama with the Darien Scheme]
Carta Rappresentante l'Istmo di Darien o'sia di Panama. Livorno, 1763. Coloured. 250 x 215mm.
Map depicting the eastern half of Panama and part of the western coastline of Colombia. Marked on the map are many cities, including' Nuova Edinburg' - New Edinburgh, the famous Darien Scheme colony established by the Company of Scotland as a trading settlement in 1698. Although well located, with a good harbour, the colony was short lived. Attacks by Spanish galleons, and devestating illnesses caused the failure of the 'Darien Scheme' as it was now. This contributed to the dissolution of the Scottish Parliament and led to the Act of Union with England in 1707.
[Ref: 17635]    £170.00 ($228 • €194 rates)


Royal Geographical Society. [Panama]
Plan of that Part of the Isthmus of Panama Eligible for effecting a Communication Between The Atlantic & Pacific from Observations & Surveys performed in the Years 1828 & 1829, By J.A. Lloyd. London, 1829. 450 x 400mm.
The Isthmus of Panama engraved by J. Gardner and surveyed by J.A. Lloyd, prepared to illustrate John Augustus Lloyd's article 'Account of Levellings Carried Across the Isthmus of Panama', presented at the Royal Geographical Society in 1830.
[Ref: 17653]    £250.00 ($335 • €285 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Central America with vignettes]
Central America. London, John Tallis & Co, c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 335mm.
Map of Central America, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases to be produced, with an ornate border and three decorative vignette views of The Antigua, Belize and the Volcano of Isalco.
[Ref: 16158]    £110.00 ($147 • €125 rates)


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 ($134 • €114 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 ($911 • €775 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic 17th century map of Peru]
Peru. Amsterdam, c.1645, French text edition. Original colour. 380 x 490mm.
A map of Peru, orientated with north to the left, also showing most of Equador and northern Chile, Potosi, the famous mountain of silver, is named. 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.
[Ref: 17972]    £560.00 ($750 • €638 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 ($335 • €285 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Cayenne]
Isle de Cayenne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
A mniniature map of Cayenne, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. The sea is named 'Mer de Nort' or North sea, which was the name given to the Atlantic ocean at that time. There is a dramatic sea battle shown off the coast.
[Ref: 13119]    £65.00 ($87 • €74 rates)


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