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COOK, Captain James.
[Success Bay, Terra del Fuego.] A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land by Lieutenant J. Cook 1769. T. Bowen & J. Gibson sculp. London, Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 235 x 360mm.
Two engraved nautical charts. Relief shown by hachures and pictorially; depths by soundings. Scales [ca. 1:38,000] and [ca. 1:2,600,000]. Four coastal views at top of sheet: A view of part of the N.E. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point A. in the chart -- A view of Strait Le Maire with part of Terra del Fuego and Staten Land taken from the point B. in the chart -- A view of part of the S.W. side of Terra del Fuego taken from the point C. in the chart -- A view of part of the coast of Terra del Fuego from Cape Horn to Isle Evouts, taken from the point D. in the chart. An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere, and successively performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, in the Dolphin, the Swallow, and the Endeavor. Drawn up from the journals which were kept by the several commanders, and from the papers of Joseph Banks, Esq; by John Hawkesworth, LL.D. In three volumes. Illustrated with cuts, and a great variety of charts and maps relative to countries now first discovered, or hitherto but imperfectly known. London.
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[Byron and HMS Dolphin in Patagonia, 1765] No. 23. [A representation of the interview between Commodore Byron and .the Patagonians.] London: Strahan and Cadell, 1773. 435 x 235mm.
Commodore John Byron meeting the Patagonian natives on the shore, perpetuating the myth of a race of giants, although here only a little taller than the Europeans. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage. The title given here is taken from the index of plates.
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[Early chart of the Falkland Islands] A Chart of Hawkins's Maidenland, Discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falkland Sound, so called by Cap.n John Strong of the Farewell from London who sailed through it in 1689. London: Strahan & Cadell, c.1773. 245 x 320mm.
The Falkland Islands, engraved by Noual. Published in Hawkesworth's 'An account of the voyages undertaken by the order of His present Majesty for making discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere...', which contained the official account of Captain Cook's First Voyage.
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DE LA ROCHETTE, Louis Stanislas d'Arcy.
[Guyana & Surinam] The Coast of Guyana from the Oroonoko to the River of Amazons and The Inland Parts as far as the have been Explored by the French and Dutch Engineers With the Islands of Barbadoes Tobago &ca. From the Observations of Captain Edward Thompson made in the Hyæna, in the Year 1781, when he Commanded in the Rivers Berbice, Essequebo, and Demerari, and Governed those colonies after their Conquest from the Dutch. London, William Faden, 1783. Original colour. 530 x 700mm.
The coasts of Guyana, Surinam and French Guiana, with four insets of river mouths. Captain Thompson was sent to Guyana to take control of the colonies of Demerara and Essequibo, after they had been taken from the Dutch. After preparing as much of the defences as he could with limited resources he sailed back to England to protect a convoy of English merchants. However, while he was gone a French squadron captured the colonies, so he was subjected to a courtmartial for leaving his post without orders. The court, held in April 1782, found him blameless and acquitted him. This map is dedicated to the 'merchants of Barbadoes and Guyana' for whom he risked so much. Throughout his career in the Navy he also wrote plays, songs and poetry: his writing has appeared in anthologies about slavery and naval sea-shanties.
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[Antique maps of Paraguay] Il Paraguai e parte dei Paesi Adiacenti. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 410 x 340mm.
Original antique map of Paraguay and Uruguay from Zatta's "Atlante Nuovissimo"
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[18th Century map of Peru] Il Peru ove si trouvano le Udienze di Quito, Lima, e Plata. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 420 x 330mm.
Detailed map of Peru, extending from the Quito region to Udienze, and showing a substantial portion of the Amazon Country. Includes a fine and large decorative title cartouche
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[Miniature map of South America] South America from the latest Spanish and Pourtuguese Surveys London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of South America engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. William Faden was geographer to George III.
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[Early 19th Century plan of Cayenne] Cayenne. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Cayenne, a strong Town, the Capital of the French Settlements in South America situated on an Island of the same name at the mouth of the River Amazon. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Antique map of the defences of Cayenne, the capital of French Guiana, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. During the Napoleonic Wars the supremecy of the Royal Navy meant that Cayenne was cut off from French support, so was severely weakened. Realising this, Britain persuaded the Portuguese Government-in-exile in Brazil to launch an attack of the city. With the aid of only one British ship, HMS Confiance, the town was captured easily. The Treaty of Vienna returned it to France in 1814, but it was not until 1817 that France took formal possession.
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[Early 19th century map of Panama] The Isthmus of Panama. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 135 x 160mm.
Plan of the Isthmus of Panama, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Pre-Canal, the map shows two routes across the continent: the road from Porto Bello to Panama City; and by the river Chagres then by road to Panama.
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[Antique map of Chile and Argentina with vignettes] Chili and La Plata. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 355 x 250mm.
Old map of Chile and Argentina, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases, with an ornate printed border and vignettes including a view of the Grand Square, Buenos Ayres.
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