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  AMERICA 

LE ROUGE, Georges-Louis. [18th century map of North & South America]
Amerique Suivant Le R.P.Charlevoix Jte, Mr de la Condamine, et Plusieurs autres Nouv.le Observations. Paris, c.1746. Original colour with additions. 495 x 630mm. Small repairs.
The Americas, using the mapping of Charlevoix in Canada (including a North West Passage) and Condamine in Peru.
[Ref: 8586]    £480.00 ($627 • €544 rates)


DANET, Guillaume. [A scarce map of the Americas]
L'Amerique Meridionale et Septentrionale... Paris: L.C. Desnos, 1760. Original colour. 480 x 690mm. Centre fold restored, printer's crease in bottom border.
Map of the Americas decorated with a large baroque title cartouche and a decorative border containing roundel portraits and the signs of the zodiac. In the north west is the fictitious 'Mer de l'Ouest' with a presumed channel leading to Hudson's Bay. Bottom right is an inset showing the supposed Russian discoveries in the North Pacific as reported by Joseph de l'Isle. The map was only occasionally published in composite atlases and is therefore quite scarce.
[Ref: 16630]    £2,200.00 ($2,875 • €2,495 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Showing Captain Cook discoveries of New Zealand]
L'America Secondo Le ultime osservazioni Divisa ne'suoi Stati Principali. Rome, 1788. Coloured. 350 x 480mm.
A scarce and decorative map of the Americas: the large title cartouche shows an allegorical figure representing the continent holding up an arrow, surrounded by a mountain lion, alligator and a snake. The routes taken by Captain Cook across the South Seas in 1768-71 & 1771-76 are marked: these trips included his circumnavigation of New Zealand, his exploration of the Bering Straits and his death on Hawaii. Also shown is a North West Passage.
[Ref: 13851]    £800.00 ($1,046 • €907 rates)


SOCIETE CHALCOGRAFIQUE. [Scarce Italian production]
L'Amerique diviseé dans ses principaux Etats, avec les Nouvelles Decouvertes du Capitain Cook De puis le Detroit de Bherings jousqu' au Nord dans l'Ocean pacifique et du Capit. Meares dans les années 1788 et 1789.. Venice: la Societè Chalcografique, 1799. Original colour. 510 x 665mm.
A very scarce map of America, in the style of Antonio Zatta with a scenic title cartouche, but folio-sized. It comes from a never-finished atlas by the ‘Società Calcografia’, a partnership of the two main Venetian publishers of the period, Zatta and Giuseppe Antonio Remondini, which probably ended with Zatta’s death in 1804.
[Ref: 7776]    £1,250.00 ($1,634 • €1,418 rates)


ARROWSMITH, Aaron. [Wall map of America at the beginning of the 19th century]
Map of America. London: Aaron Arrowsmith, 1804. Original colour. Four sheets, dissected and laid on linen as one, as issued, total 1220 x 1480mm. A little wear to linen folds.
A large wall map of America by the leading British cartographer of the period, carefully compiled from the latest sources, including Mackenzie's exploration of Arctic America, George Vancouver on the Pacific north-west and William Bligh's second Breadfruit Voyage in the South Pacific (the Mutiny on the Bounty occurred on the First). It is a fine example of Arrowsmith's more scientific approach to cartography, with decoration giving way to precise detail; however he still included a finely-engraved title cartouche, featuring a moose, breadfruit and other flora and fauna.
[Ref: 13534]    £2,800.00 ($3,660 • €3,175 rates)


HÉRISSON. [A map of the Americas highlighting mountain ranges]
Carte de L'Amérique Septentrionale et Méridonale divisée en ses Principeaux Etats; pour servir a l'instruction de la Jeunesse. Paris, Jean, 1830. Original colour. 525 x 745mm.
A large and detailed map of the Americas, with an inset of Arctic America with Alaska still marked 'Russian America'. On the map the areas are coloured to mark who controls them. 'New Albion' is marked, an area of Oregon under joint British/US control, created in the Treaty of 1818, although the name was given to the area by Sir Francis Drake in 1579. The map highlights the mountain ranges, not only in the Americas but also in western Africa and Europe. Particularly prominent is the infamous 'Mountains of Kong' across Guinea, the range invented by the famous cartographer James Rennell to account for the eastward flow of the River Niger, as described in a commentary on Mungo Park's travels.
[Ref: 8293]    £450.00 ($588 • €510 rates)


BORDIGA, Fratelli. [An early 19th Century map of America]
L'America Settentrionale e Meridionale Approvata dalla Direzione Generale di Pubblica Istruzione per uso dell Scuole del Regno d'Italia. Milan: Betteli brothers, 1826. Coloured. 515 x 740mm.
A large map of the Americas also showing the Pacific islands including New Caledonia, Hawaii and New Zealand, and insets of Hispaniola and Martinique. The map was originally published in 1814, during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte as king of Italy. Thus the map highlights French colonies in America,
[Ref: 10256]    £400.00 ($523 • €454 rates)


 North America 

SEALE, Richard William. [North America with California as an Island]
A Map of North America With the European Settlements & whatever else is remarkable in ye West Indies, from the latest and best Observations London: John & Paul Knapton, 1744. Coloured. 385 x 480mm. Narrow top margin.
Map of North America showing a very late example of the most famous cartographical mistake, California as an island, a myth that lasted one and a half centuries.. Other cartographical mistakes include the Straits of Anian, Frobisher’s Strait in Greenland and Lake Nicaragua, which opens into the Caribbean and almost reaches the pacific. McLAUGHLIN: 227.
[Ref: 18897]    £1,350.00 ($1,764 • €1,531 rates)


DE L'ISLE, Guillaume. [The first printed map to accurately map the Mississippi River]
Carte du Mexique et de la Floride, des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles, du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi. Dressée Sur un grand nombre de memoires principalem.t sur ceux de M.rs d'Iberville et le Sueur... 1703. Paris: Philippe Buache, 1745. Original colour. 485 x 660mm. Slighlty trimmed at bottom margin.
An important map of North America, engraved by Simoneau from a map compiled by De L'Isle from the latest French discoveries. As geographer to the Royal Academy of Sciences De L'Isle had early access to the papers of French explorers, including the Jesuits in Canada and Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville, the founder of Louisiana. This important detail includes the tribuataries of the Mississippi and the correct location of the delta (which had been discovered but lost by La Salle), with an abundance of named Indian villages, and even the location of Biloxi ('Fort des Bilocchi'), founded in 1699. First published in 1703, this example has Buache's imprint lower right.
[Ref: 16832]    £1,500.00 ($1,961 • €1,701 rates)


HOMANN HEIRS. [The Great Lakes, marking 'Checagou']
Partie Occidentale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada Par Mr. Bellin... Nuremberg, 1755. Coloured. 450 x 550mm, with wide margins.
A scarce map of the Great Lakes after the French cartographer Bellin, published the year before the start of the 'Seven Years' War (or 'French and Indian War'), in which the British drove the French from mainland Canada. The 'R. et Port de Checagou' is marked, as are tribal lands and the various tributaries of the Mississippi River.
[Ref: 18892]    £1,750.00 ($2,287 • €1,985 rates)


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