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  AMERICA 
 Canada 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Nova Scotia & Newfoundland with vignettes]
Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
Old Map of eastern Nova Scotia & Newfoundland, with the Gulf of the St Lawrence, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin for the 'Illustrated Atlas', one of the last decorative atlases. It has an ornate printed border and vignettes of Halifax, the Newfoundland Cod Fishery and a Newfoundland dog.
[Ref: 17731]    £150.00 ($208 • €169 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Canada with vignette views]
British America. London: J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Steel engraving. Original outline colour. Printed area 265 x 340mm.
Detailed map of Canada, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'. The map is within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Eskimos, whale fishing, a view of Boston and the ships 'Fury' and 'Hekla', vessels used by William Parry in his Arctic explorations.
[Ref: 17750]    £180.00 ($250 • €203 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Eastern Canada with vignettes]
East Canada and New Brunswick. London, J. & F. Tallis., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 340mm.
A detailed map of eastern Canada, with the St Lawrence River and the cities of Montreal and Quebec, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin and published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'. The map is within an ornate printed border and has vignettes of Quebec, American Indians, a bison and a mink. Of interest is the reference to 'Madawaska Settlements', an area left in dispute by Britain and the United States after the Treaty of Versailles set the border between the U.S. and Canada. Matters were brought to a head when a US settler, John Baker, attempted to declare the area a republic in 1827. After a failed attempt at arbitration by the King of the Netherlands in 1831 and the non-violent 'Aroostook War' of 1838-9, the matter was included in the Webster-Ashburton Treaty of 1842.
[Ref: 17751]    £150.00 ($208 • €169 rates)


TALLIS, John. [West Canada]
West Canada. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1851. Original outline colour. Printed area 260 x 340mm.
Map of Western Canada, showing the eastern coast of Lake Huron, with Lakes Erie and Ontario. Drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, the map has decorative borders and vignettes of the Niagara Falls, Kingston, an Indian encampment and beavers. It was published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 18060]    £150.00 ($208 • €169 rates)


 West Indies 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Hispaniola from the First Edition of the 'Isolario']
Spagnola. Venice, 1528. Woodcut, 85 x 150mm, set in Italian text Worm holes in text and margins filled.
A map of Hispaniola from Bordone's 'Isolario', one of the earliest printed maps of any part of the Americas. Now divided between Haiti and Santo Domingo, the island was the first landfall made by Columbus and so therefore was the first to be colonised in the New World. This small map reflects this advanced state of colonisation and marks the capital, Isabella, which was situated beside the Ozama river.
[Ref: 14435]    £700.00 ($972 • €790 rates)


LOON, Jan van. [A scarce 17th century sea-chart of the West Indies]
Pascaarte vande vaste Cust en Eylanden van Westindien, Als mede de Virginis en Nieu-Nederland, van C. Droge tot C. Cod. Amsterdam, c.1661. Original colour. Sheet 435 x 540mm. Narrow top margin, with minor restoration at top edge.
A rare and decorative sea chart of the West Indies, with the Eastern Seaboard north to Cape Cod, with 'Manhates' marked. This chart was first published in 1661, three years before the British took New York from the Dutch. Johannes and Gilles Van Loon were amongst the many chart makers working in Amsterdam in the wake of the Dutch merchant marine activity around the world. Although the chart derives from one published by Gerritsz of some 30 years earlier this extends further north to include the New England south coast, and also charts the Pacific coast of Central America, off which a Dutch ship is illustrated for the first time in that location. A finely engraved and important chart. KOEMAN: Loon 1, 31; BURDEN: 367, 'uncommon'.
[Ref: 16399]    £2,850.00 ($3,959 • €3,218 rates)


Anonymous. [Map of Martinique to illustrate news of the Seven Years' War]
Martinico one of the French Caribbee Islands in the West Indies. London: T.Kinnersley, 1759, Sheet 105 x 205mm. Narrow bottom margin.
A map of the French colony of Martinique. Because of the importance of the island's sugar to the French economy it became a target for British operations during the Seven Years' War (1756-63). Late in 1758 a fleet was sent to the West Indies with orders to attack French and Spanish Colonies, including Martinique, Guadeloupe and Cuba. Martinique was attacked in January 1759, but the British gave up the assault without realising how close the French were to capitulation, moving on to take Guadeloupe. They successfully took the island in 1762 but handed it back the following year in the Treaty of Paris. This map was published in the April edition of 'The Grand Magazine of Magazines. or Universal Register'. Mostly written by David Henry, the magazine was published as a competitor to the 'Gentleman's Magazine'. The circulation was never high and it folded in 1760.
[Ref: 14899]    £160.00 ($222 • €181 rates)


Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. [An 18th century sea chart of Santo Domingo]
Carte Réduite des débouquements de St. Domingue... Paris: Dépôt des Cartes et Plans de la Marine, 1787. Coloured. 600 x 930mm.
A double-page sea-chart with rhumb lines, showing the northern coastline of Santo Domingo, featuring the Turks and Caicos Islands, the Lower Bahamas, eastern parts of Cuba and Jamaica, and the western end of Puerto Rico
[Ref: 17863]    £625.00 ($868 • €706 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Eighteenth century map of the West Indies]
Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille Di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1795. Original outline colour. 325 x 420mm.
The West Indies - Caribbean and Southern Florida., with a fine title cartouche. First published 1785 in Zatta's Atlante Novissimo.
[Ref: 18091]    £360.00 ($500 • €406 rates)


RODHE, I.J. [Sea chart of the approaches to Charlotte Amalie on Saint Thomas]
Plan de Port de Saint Thomas et de ses Environs (Iles Vierges). Paris: Depot de la Marine, 1839. 470 x 610mm. Ink chart-seller's stamp; hole and staining in lower right margin.
Detailed sea chart of the environs of Charlotte Amalie, the main port of St Thomas in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This item is currently on reserve


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