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  AMERICA 
 South America 

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.
[Ref: 7586]    £240.00 ($309 • €263 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [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
[Ref: 16312]    £160.00 ($206 • €175 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [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.
[Ref: 13179]    £80.00 ($103 • €88 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [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.
[Ref: 13175]    £180.00 ($232 • €197 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Decorative French map of South America]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original outline colour. 310 x 425mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals including a jaguar.
[Ref: 13671]    £170.00 ($219 • €186 rates)


LEVASSEUR, Victor. [Map of South America with illustrated borders]
Amérique Méridionale. Paris, c.1850. Original body colour with additions to the borders. 310 x 410mm.
Steel engraving, published in the Atlas Universel Illustre, with a highly decorative engraved border, with vignettes of catching horses with bolas, gold mining and animals.
[Ref: 17825]    £200.00 ($257 • €219 rates)


TALLIS, John. [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.
[Ref: 12687]    £110.00 ($142 • €121 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Mid 19th century map of the Falkland Islands and Patagonia]
Falkland Islands and Patagonia. London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 355 x 255mm.
Two maps on one sheet; the Falkland Islands with vignettes of penguins and sea eagles; and Patagonia with a vignette of Christmas Sound. The map was drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases.
[Ref: 16143]    £125.00 ($161 • €137 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas]
Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador, and the Guayanas. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Map of the northern countries of South America including Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and The Guayanas. With four decorative vignettes showing Paramaribo, Fall of Bagota, Chimborazo and local scenes.
[Ref: 16147]    £120.00 ($154 • €132 rates)


L'EMPORIO PITTORESCO. [Montevideo]
La Citta Di Montevideo. Milan, c.1870, 250 x 350mm
A view of Montevideo from the sea with extensive shipping in the foreground and the city skyline dominated by the cathedral. On the verso is an Italian description of the city and a further illustration of "La Parisina". From "L'Emporio Pittoresco", a very popular Milanese illustrated magazine produced in the second half of the 19th century.
[Ref: 10719]    £80.00 ($103 • €88 rates)


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