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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

Anonymous. [A mid-19th century view of San Francisco]
San Franzisko im Jahre 1852. German, c.1852. Lithograph with hand colour. Sheet 205 x 255mm.
A view looking across the city to the bay.
[Ref: 18930]    £155.00 ($201 • €176 rates)


HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [An early view of San Francisco]
San Francisco. No. 12. Strasse in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. Berlin: R. Wagner, 1862. Chromolithograph, 275 x 380mm, trimmed and laid on card, as originally issued, with publisher's title label on the reverse.
A view of San Francisco, looking up California Street from Montgomery Street towards Nob Hill. with the Parrott Building, St. Mary's Church and Grace Cathedral. Steam-powered trolley cars are shown moving between barrels littering the street, a decade before the introduction of the cable cars. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1818. From 1860 - 1862 Hildebrandt went on a world tour, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolour. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage was published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin. The original watercolours from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 18750]    £1,500.00 ($1,949 • €1,700 rates)


SMILLIE, James David. [View of the Golden Gate strait]
Golden Gate (from Telegraph Hill.) London, Cassell, Petter & Gilpin, 1872. Steel engraving. 220 x 270mm.
A view looking down on the Golden Gate strait more than sixty years before the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937. Engraved by E.F. Brandard for 'Picturesque America' by William Cullen Bryant.
[Ref: 18885]    £100.00 ($130 • €113 rates)


PALMER, Arthur. [View of the Bay Bridge]
Bay Bridge, San Francisco. c. 1940. Drypoint etching, titled and signed in pencil by the artist. 245 x 200mm. Minor wear in edges of margin.
A view of the Bay Bridge, shortly after it opened in 1936. Arthur Palmer (1913-82) was born in Chicago but moved to California where he studied with Frank T. Chamberlin at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. During the 1940s he was an animator for Disney Studios. He later had a studio in San Francisco and taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Palo Alto Art Club.
[Ref: 18921]    £285.00 ($370 • €323 rates)


 Hawaii 

COOK, Captain James. [The 'pirate' Dublin edition of the First Printed map of Hawaii (Owhyhee)]
Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Dublin: The United Company of Booksellers, 1784. 280 x 480mm. A very fine example.
One of the earliest printed chart of Cook's route around the Hawaiian islands, which he discovered in November 1778, with an inset of Karakakooa Bay, where he met his death in February 1779. The islands are named: Owyhee, Mowee, Morotoi, Ranai, Woahoo, Atooi and Oneeheow. The map was engraved by J. Butler for the Irish pirate edition of the account of Cook's third voyage. The United Company of Booksellers was a loose conglomeration of publishers: the National Library of Canada states the 1784 Dublin edition was published by H. Chamberlaine and 26 others!
[Ref: 7850]    £1,400.00 ($1,819 • €1,586 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The death of Captain James Cook]
Mort Tragique du Capitaine Cook. le 15 Février, 1779. Sur la côte d'Owhy-hée l'une des Isles Sandwich, découverte par ce Navigateur... Paris: Isabey, 1784. 295 x 340mm.
One of the most famous depictions of the death of Captain James Cook in Hawaii, painted by the official artist of his third voyage. Like the painting of John Cleveley the Younger, it shows the explorer with one hand raised in an attempt to stop his men firing on the Hawaiians, his back to his killer. This is a French edition, engraved by Claude-Mathieu Fessard.
[Ref: 17263]    £1,250.00 ($1,624 • €1,416 rates)


WEBBER, John. [The Hawaiian canoe seen by Captain Cook]
A Canoe of the Sandwich Islands, the Rowers Masked. London, 1784. 260 x 405mm, with wide margins.
A Hawaiian double canoe, rowed by men wearing crested masks fringed with strips of cloth. The plate was engraved by Grignion after Webber, the artist on Captain Cook's Third Voyage, when he became the first European to land on Hawaii. It appeared as plate 65 in the official account.
[Ref: 18893]    £300.00 ($390 • €340 rates)


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.
A map of Hawaii with Cook's route around the islands marked. It features a decorative vignette of Cook about to be stabbed in the back, with his ship at anchor in the background. It was Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'; as the only decorated map based upon Cook's mapping of Hawaii it is also one of the most sought after.
[Ref: 17968]    £5,750.00 ($7,469 • €6,515 rates)


VANCOUVER, George. [A French edition of Vanvouver's charting of Hawaii]
Carte des Iles Sandwich d'après la reconnoissance qui en à été faite dans les differentes Relaches de la Corvette la Découverte et de sa Conserve le Chatham Commandés par le Cap.e Vancouver en 1792, 1793 et 1794 et redigée sous sa direction par le Lieutenant Joseph Baker. Paris, 1799. 590 x 810mm.
A detailed chart of Hawaii marking Vancouver's passages through the archipelago during his four-year expedition to map the Pacific. Insets show Cocos Island and parts of Isabela and Fernandina, two islands of the Galapagos chain that he observed during a hurried transit in 1795. This was the largest chart of Hawaii published before the 19th century and was originally an illustration to a French edition of Vancouver's account. This example, with the overprinted number top right, would have been a separate-issue chart.
[Ref: 18894]    £1,850.00 ($2,403 • €2,096 rates)


 Canada 

SANSON, Nicolas. [Sanson's map of Canada with an early depiction of the Great Lakes]
Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c... 1656. Paris, Pierre Mariette, c.1662. Fine original colour. 405 x 545mm.
A scarce map of the French possessions in North America, the first map to show Lake Erie in a recognisable form, although the western lakes are still open-ended. A North West Passage is suggested running from Butons Bay. On the St Lawrence Montreal, built by the French c.1642, appears. New York is still named 'Nouvelle Amsterdam', as it was not captured by the English until 1662. Engraved by Jan van Somer, this map was the standard for the next fifty years. First published in 1656 as a separate-issue map, this example comes from Sanson's Atlas 'Les Cartes Générales de toutes parties du Monde', first issued 1658. BURDEN: 318, second state of three, with Mariette's name but without plate number '2' added c.1667.
[Ref: 17449]    £3,500.00 ($4,547 • €3,966 rates)


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