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DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of the Bahia de Cardenas]
Plan de la gran Bahia de Cardenas y de los fondealderos de Cayo de Piedras, Mono y Monillo en la costa Setentrional de la Isla de Cuba... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1831-c.1860. Touches of original colour. 470 x 630mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Fine condition.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Bahia de Cardenas, just east of Matanzas, separated from Nicholas Channel by the Hicacos Peninsula. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11841]    £260.00 ($334 • €291 rates)

RIO COSA, José del. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Cuba]
Carta Esférica que comprehende desde el Rio Guaurabo hasta Boca-Grande en la parte meridional de la Isla de Cuba. Levantada en 1803 por el Capitan de Fragata D. José del Rio Cosa. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1805-c.1860. 920 x 620mm. Creased, some ink offset, toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of part of the south coast of Cuba, between Trinidad and Rio Jatibonico. Drawn up in 1803 by Captain José del Rio Cosa, this chart was originally published 1805 and this example was issued c.1860.
[Ref: 11837]    £550.00 ($706 • €615 rates)

ANTEQUERA, Juan. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Matanzas]
Mar de las Antillas. Costa Norte de Cuba. Plano de la Ciudad y Puerto de Matanzas, levantado en 1864 pour el Capitan de Fregata y del Puerto, D. Juan Antequera… Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1865. Tinted lithograph. 620 x 930mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Slight toning at centre fold.
A very detailed Spanish sea chart of the city and harbour of Mantanzas, on the north coast of Cuba
[Ref: 11839]    £400.00 ($514 • €448 rates)

RIUDAVETS, José Maria. [An uncommon 19th century Spanish sea chart of Cuba]
Isla de Cuba. Carta del Canal Viejo de Bahama sugeun los trabajos mas fidedignos nacionales y extranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1866. Touches of original colour. 630 x 960mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
Detailed chart of the north coast of Cuba, around Cayo Romano. Of particular interest is the sheer number of depth soundings taken on the Grand Bahama Banks, the shallow limestone platforms so dangerous to shipping. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11831]    £600.00 ($770 • €671 rates)

 South America 

LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van. [A classic 16th century map of South America]
Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americæ... Amsterdam, c.1596. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 395 x 530mm. Binding folds flattened, narrow margins as usual.
A highly decorative map of South America, engraved by Arnold Florent van Langeren for Linschoten's 'Itinerario', a manual for sailing to the East Indies. Orientated with north to the right, the West Indies and Florida are shown in some detail on the right; on the left Terra del Fuego, the landmass south of the Straits of Magellan, spreads out to fill the entire height of the map. The map displays all the features that made this period the golden age of decorative cartography: the titles, in Latin and Dutch, are within strapwork cartouches, as is the scale; in the sea are a finely-engraved compass rose, sea-monsters and galleons. In the interior are vignettes of natives and animals based on de Bry.
[Ref: 18923]    £7,850.00 ($10,079 • €8,784 rates)

JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Colombia]
Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Amsterdam, 1630?, blank verso. Coloured. 380 x 490mm.
Jansonius's map of Colombia, part of Ecuador extending south to Esmereldas, and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas. The map first appeared in an Appenxix of 1630, without text, as this example.
This item is currently on reserve

SENEX, John. [A two-sheet map of South America]
South America Corrected from the observations comunicated to the Royal Society's of London and Paris. London: Sexex, c.1715. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 970 x 655mm. Some restoration, as normal on these large maps.
A large scale map of South America, dedicated 'To Edmund Halley, LLD, Savilian Professor of Geometry in Oxford, Fellow of ye Royal Society, This Map Corrected from his own Discoveries, In grateful acknowledgment of his ready assistance to Encourage this design, is humbly dedicated by his oblig.d Serv.t C. Price'. Halley had made two voyages to the South Atlantic to investigate the magnetic variation of the compass, publishing a chart on his return. The dedication suggests that he had a hand in preparing this map. Of interest is a little note above the title cartouche: 'In this icy sea there are many animals which are half fish, half fowl. There have a neck like a swan which they often thrust above the water for Air the rest is allways under water'. This is apparently an early reference to penguins. Senex originally published a version of this map together with Charles Price and John Maxwell in 1708. After this partnership broke down in 1711 Price retained the original plate, forcing Senex to engrave a new version for his English Atlas. The title and dedication to Halley are identical.
[Ref: 13670]    £625.00 ($803 • €699 rates)

SEUTTER, Matthäus. [Classic 18th century map of South America]
America Meridionalis per sua regna provinc: et Ins... Augsburg, Tobias Conrad Lotter, 1760. Original colour with additions to cartouche. 200 x 265mm.
Decorative map of South America From Atlas Minor. Large cartouche which features a mermaid, sailing ships and wildlife.
[Ref: 18949]    £280.00 ($360 • €313 rates)

CARTERET, Philip. [Alejandro Selkirk Island]
A view of the N.W. side of Mas-a-fuera. Wallis's Islands. London: Strachan & Cadell, 1773. 195 x 320mm.
A coastal profile of Más Afuera (Farther Out to Sea), the most westerly of the island of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. The island was renamed 'Alejandro Selkirk Island' in 1966, although Alexander Selkirk, the inspiration for Robinson Crusoe, was marooned on the nearby 'Isla Más a Tierra' (now Robinson Crusoe Island). The map was 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 Cook's First Circumnavigation.
[Ref: 13817]    £150.00 ($193 • €168 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Brazil]
Novus Brasiliæ Typus. Amsterdam, 1631, Latin text edition. Coloured. 380 x 495mm. Paper lightly toned overall.
Brazil, orientated with north to the right. The title cartouche is of two indians, an inset map shows the area around Salvador, and vignettes copied from de Bry show a hammock, goats, a battle and cannibals cooking lunch. The plate was engraved by Jodocus Hondius Jnr, son of the Jodocus who purchased the Mercator plates. When he died in 1629 many of his plates were sold to Blaeu, much to the chagrin of the Hondius firm run by Henricus Hondius and Jan Jansson, who were forced to rush the engraving of new plates. This is a very early example of Blaeu's printing, published in the third edition of his 'Appendix Theatri A. Ortelii', a year after his first atlas and four years before the first issue of his 'Novus Atlas'. KOEMAN: Bl 3.
[Ref: 17969]    £950.00 ($1,220 • €1,063 rates)

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