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  AMERICA 
 Gulf States 

ZATTA, Antonio. [Florida & the Bahamas]
Il Paese de Selvaggi Outauacesi, E Kilistine Intorno al Laco Superiore; Supplemento all Florida Orientale. Venice, c.1778. Original colour. 335 x 445mm.
One of a twelve-sheet map of the American colonies, showing the area around Lake Superior, but with an inset of the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
[Ref: 9809]    £200.00 ($257 • €224 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of St Augustine, Florida]
St Augustine. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. St Augustine, the Capital of East Florida. N America, the harbour is shallow but secure. It was ceded during Mr Pitt's administration by the English to the Spaniards. London: Luffman, 1802. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Chart of the approaches to St Augustine in Florida, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Florida had been British until the Treaties of Paris of 1783, ending the American War of Independence, gave Florida back to the Spanish. The map shows roads, Indian towns, the fort (San Marcos), inland waters and water depths.
[Ref: 13167]    £250.00 ($321 • €280 rates)


MORENO, Miguel. [Gulf Coast Sea Chart marking the "Republic of Texas"]
Carta de las Costas de la Escambia, Alabama y Bocas de Rio Misisipi, la Luisiana, Tejas, con la Provincia del Nuevo Santander en el Golfo de Mejico... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1846. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Some restoration.
An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf Coast from San Fernando in Mexico to near what is now Panama City in Florida ('Escambia'). Of particular interest is the 'Republica de Tejas', appearing the year that it entered the Union, with Galveston and Corpus Christi named. The lighthouses are marked with original colour.
[Ref: 11865]    £5,000.00 ($6,420 • €5,595 rates)


BLUNT, Edmund. [American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas]
The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining.
An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.
[Ref: 11909]    £2,200.00 ($2,825 • €2,462 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA]
Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although nothing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11854]    £1,400.00 ($1,798 • €1,567 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 ($1,798 • €1,567 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 ($1,605 • €1,399 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 ($385 • €336 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 ($7,383 • €6,434 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 ($2,375 • €2,070 rates)


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