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  AMERICA 
 West Indies 

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 ($3,836 • €3,258 rates)


GRIERSON, George [A scarce Irish chart of Antigua]
A Large draught of the Island Antegua. Sold by George Grierson. Dublin. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 260 x 330mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Antiqua, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18163]    £325.00 ($437 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Barbados]
Barbados. Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 290 x 260mm, set in text.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of Barbados, first published c.1700, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18164]    £325.00 ($437 • €371 rates)


GRIERSON, George [An 18th century Irish chart of Hispaniola and the Bahamas]
A Chart of the Island of Hispaniola With the Windward Passage from Jamaica betwene ye East end of Cuba & the West end of Hispaniola Dublin: George Grierson, 1749. 440 x 535mm.
A close copy of John Thornton's chart of the environs of Hispaniola, first published c.1680, from the Irish pirate edition of Mount & Page's 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation...', the first sea atlas of America containing charts only from English sources. Greierson (1680?-1753) may have been Printer to the King in Ireland, but this did not stop him pirating atlases including those of Thornton and Moll.
[Ref: 18165]    £690.00 ($929 • €789 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 ($215 • €183 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [A late 18th century Italian map of the West Indies]
Le Isole Antille Delineate sulle ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 365 x 500mm.
Scarce map of The Caribbean, including Sothern Florida (shown as an archipelago), Bahamas and coast of Venezuela, including ArtibaI, Curacao , Buenayre , Tobago, Trinidad etc. Illustrated with a decorative title cartouche representing indigenous people welcoming a delegation of Europeans. Published in the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'
[Ref: 7382]    £600.00 ($808 • €686 rates)


EDWARDS, Bryan. [A large two-sheet map of the West Indies]
A New Map of the West Indies for the History of the British Colonies. London: W.H. Reid, 1818. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 720 x 1135mm. Binding folds flattened.
A large and detailed map, also showing southern Florida and the Bahamas and the coast of the mainland from Yucatan south to the mouth of the Orinoco. It was issued in 'History, Civil and Commercial, of the British Colonies in the West Indies', first published 1793. Edwards (1743-1800)
[Ref: 18109]    £1,100.00 ($1,481 • €1,257 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


TALLIS, John. [Detailed map of Jamaica with vignettes]
Jamaica. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, 270 x 350mm.
A detailed map of Jamaica with decorative vignettes of Kingston, Port Antonio, Port Royal, a sugar mill and a flying fish.
[Ref: 15801]    £130.00 ($175 • €149 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the West Indies with vignettes]
West India Islands. London, J. & F. Tallis & Co., c.1851.Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 265 x 330mm.
Map of the West Indies, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, With three attractive vignettes of Kingston in Jamaica, locals and sailing ships at anchor
[Ref: 17727]    £160.00 ($215 • €183 rates)


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