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  AMERICA 
 Central America 

ALLARD, Carel. [Campeche]
Campeche. Leiden, Pieter van der Aa, c.1720. 170 x 205mm. Centrefold strengthened.
A view of the fort at Campeche, with two very imaginative figures of local indians in the foreground.
[Ref: 9995]    £125.00 ($164 • €141 rates)


TIRION, Isaak. [Eighteenth century map of Panama]
Kaart van de Landengte van Panama. Amsterdam, c.1745. Original colour. 275 x 315mm.
A map of the Isthmnus of Panama, marking the city of Panama, Chagres and Portobelo. The mountain ranges and rivers are carefully delineated, as the interest in crossing the isthmus was so strong.
[Ref: 17016]    £200.00 ($262 • €225 rates)


MOUNT & PAGE. [Map of the Scottish Darien Scheme]
An Exact Draught of the Gulf of Darien & the Coast to Porto Bello with Panama In the South Sea & the Scotch Settlement in Calledonia. London: W. & J. Mount and T. Page, 1748. 435 x 540mm.
An English chart of the Panama Isthmus, with most cartographic detail on the Caribbean coast, but marking Panama City on the west coast. However, of most interest is the depiction of 'New Caledonia', the Scottish colony on the Isthmus of Darien, shown here in a large inset despite the failure of the colony nearly half-a-century before. The Darien Scheme was an attempt by Scotland to have international trade independent of England. Led by William Paterson (1658-1719, one of the founders of the Bank of England) the plan was to create a trading base on Panama to receive goods from the Far East transported across the isthmus. 'New Edinburgh' was established in 1698, but, due to a bad choice of location, disease, the unhelpfulness of the English and military action by the Spanish, the colony collapsed in 1700, at a cost to Scotland of half a million pounds. Part of the deal for the Act of Union in 1707 was that the losses of the investors would be met by England. Despite this failure the cartographer here still has hopes for the scheme: around the 'Trato River', leading of the southern end of the Gulf of Darien (Uraba) are notes of explorers, for example 'These Indians are best Aquainted with ye Countrey' and This River runns into the Bowels of the Countrey'. This chart was first published in the 1737 edition of 'The English Pilot. The Fourth Book Describing The West India Navigation... Also, a New Description of Newfoundland, New-England, New-York, East and West New Jersey, Dellevar-Bay, Virginia, Maryland, and Carolina'. The original title read '...Porto Bella with a perticular Draught of the Scotch Settlement...'; Shirley lists a 1749 edition in the British Library as the first appearence of this state. See SHIRLEY: Maps in the Atlases of the British Library, M.M&P-5c for an edition of the following year.
[Ref: 15468]    £550.00 ($721 • €618 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [18th century miniature map of Mexico]
Partie Du Mexique ou de la Nouv.le Espagne ou se trouve L'Aud.cd de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Nouvelle Navarre, Californie Paris, 1749, Colored. 175 x 205mm.
Map of Baja California, western Mexico & Texas, published in the 'Atlas Portatif'.
[Ref: 18881]    £285.00 ($373 • €320 rates)


MASI, Giovanni Tommaso. [Panama with the Darien Scheme]
Carta Rappresentante l'Istmo di Darien o'sia di Panama. Livorno, 1763. Coloured. 250 x 215mm.
Map depicting the eastern half of Panama and part of the western coastline of Colombia. Marked on the map are many cities, including' Nuova Edinburg' - New Edinburgh, the famous Darien Scheme colony established by the Company of Scotland as a trading settlement in 1698. Although well located, with a good harbour, the colony was short lived. Attacks by Spanish galleons, and devestating illnesses caused the failure of the 'Darien Scheme' as it was now. This contributed to the dissolution of the Scottish Parliament and led to the Act of Union with England in 1707.
[Ref: 17635]    £170.00 ($223 • €191 rates)


BONNE, Rigobert. [Gulf of Mexico]
L'Ancien et le nouveau Mexique avec la Floride et la Basse Louisiane. Partie Orientale. Paris, c.1785. Coloured. 220 x 340mm. Stain in top left corner.
Antique map showing Florida, Texas, western part of Cuba and Central America. Showing many place names, extensive river systems, mountain ranges and featuring the Gulf of Mexico
[Ref: 13231]    £160.00 ($210 • €180 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [18th century map of Mexico and the Southern States of the USA]
Messico ovvero Nuova Spagna che contiene Il Nuovo Messico, La California.. Venice, 1785. Original outline colour. 330 x 420mm.
Very decorative map of Mexico, but also covering the southern half of the United States to Chesapeake Bay, and Central America south to Panama. Several Indian Tribes are recorded including the Kansez, Osages, Cheraquis, Cascaquas, Aacansas, Chicachas, Natchitoches, Tchatas, Choumans, Apacharia, etc. Texas is well-detailed, with named places including: Corpus Christi, Forte S.Giov., il Passo, Guadalupa, Sumas, Topires, Cristofolo, S.Paolo, La Conceziono S. Giorgio, etc. The northern part of Texas is called 'Paese incognito '. Issued in Zatta's Atlante Nuovissimo, one of the most succesful italian atlases of the late 18th century
[Ref: 18887]    £450.00 ($590 • €506 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of Portobelo]
Porto Bello. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. Porto Bello, a most excellent harbour on the Isthmus of Darien in the territory of Terra Firma, in the West Indies. It was discovered by Colombus in 1502. London: Luffman, 1801. 170 x 135mm.
Old chart of the environs of Portobelo, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
[Ref: 13184]    £180.00 ($236 • €202 rates)


TARDIEU, Jean Baptiste. [Map of Mexico, Texas and California in the early 19th Century]
Mexique. Paris, c.1810. Coloured. 240 x 320mm.
This engraved, copper plate map features the Province de Texas. There is good detail throughout, especially along the coast of California and throughout Mexico. The title is surrounded by a large vignette of falls and cliffs.
[Ref: 17709]    £225.00 ($295 • €253 rates)


PINKERTON, John. [Southern Mexico]
Spanish Dominions in North America. Middle Part. London, Cadell & Davies, 1815. Original outline colour. 530 x 710mm. A very fine example
Engraved by Neele for 'Pinkerton's Modern Atlas', issued in parts between 1809-14 and as a whole in 1815. Southern Mexico, showing Mexico City and Yucatan, also showing Belize and part of Guatemala.
[Ref: 13845]    £260.00 ($341 • €292 rates)


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