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  AMERICA 
 Gulf States 

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 ($336 • €284 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 ($6,725 • €5,680 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 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Texas and the southwest USA]
Mexico, California and Texas. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
A map of the southwest, with California, Texas (still incorporating what became the state of New Mexico] and Mexico south to the Yucatan, On the map are marked the 'newly discovered GOLD Districts' in California, and the 'Great Caravan Route' across Utah. It is decorated with a foliate border attractive vignettes of gold panning, the ruins of Uxmal and Mexican peasants. From John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 17730]    £290.00 ($390 • €329 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 northing 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]    £1,600.00 ($2,152 • €1,818 rates)


FULLARTON, Archibald. [Detailed map of the south central states of the USA]
United States. North America According to Calvin Smith & Tanner. The South Central Section. Comprising Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Western Territory and Part of Missouri. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 540 x 420 mm.
Highly detailed map of Texas, the Plains and Southern States. Fullarton's Royal Illustrated Atlas, the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources.
[Ref: 16261]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


IMRAY, James. [A 'blue-back' sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico from New Orleans to Tampa]
Gulf of Mexico. Chart No 1. (Tampa Bay to New Orleans). Compiled from Surveys made by order of the United States Govenment. London: James Imray & Son, 1902. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on blue paper with publisher's title label, edged with linen, total 890 x 1330mm. With chart-seller's ink stamps. Two small tears in top edge, some pencil markings.
A working chart of the north coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, with parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Lighthouses are marked with colour. Insets are: Passes of the Mississippi; Entrance to Mobile Bay; Pensicola; St Andrew; East Pass; & Apalachicola. The ink stamps are of 'J. Blowey, Optician and Chronometer maker, Southside Street, Plymouth'.
[Ref: 17407]    £1,700.00 ($2,287 • €1,931 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 ($1,883 • €1,590 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 ($1,681 • €1,420 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. An excellent example
The Sandwich Islands, with Cook's route around the islands marked. The map features a decorative vignette, showing Cook struggling with fierce Hawaiian natives, while another prepared to stab him in the back, with Cook's ship at anchor in the background. Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'. Undoubtedly this is the most decorative and sought after of all Hawaiian maps and the only decorative map based upon Cook's voyage to Hawaii.
[Ref: 17968]    £6,250.00 ($8,406 • €7,100 rates)


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