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 North America 

HERRERA Y TORDESILLAS, Antonio de. [A Dutch edition of Herrera y Tordesillas's map of North America]
Descripçion de las Yndias del Norte. Amsterdam: Michiel Colijn, 1622. 210 x 290mm,
A Dutch copy of one of the few Spanish maps of the Americas printed during the period of exploration, from an updateded edition of Herrera's 'Descriptio Indiæ Occidentalis', first published in 1601. After a century of official silence on Spanish exploring, Philip II appointed Herrera y Tordesillas Historian of the Indies and allowed him full access to the official archives. The result was a comprehensive study of Spanish involvement in the New World. The 14 maps, regarded as very accurate for their time, were derived from the manuscript charts of Juan López de Velasco and are some of the very few printed Spanish maps of America. The Spanish fixation with secrecy means there are only twelve place names on the entire map. Although this Dutch edition was updated, the only difference on the map is that the title is top left rather than top right. BURDEN: 197.
[Ref: 17447]    £600.00 ($853 • €689 rates)

BLOME, Richard. [The first English folio atlas map of North America]
A New Mapp of America Septentrionale, Designed by Moūsieur Sanson, Geographer to the French King, & Rendred into English, & Illustrated by Richard Blome. By his Majesties Especiall Command... 1669. London, 1670. 385 x 485mm. Trimmed close to plate at sides due to the width of the map, Left margin restored.
A scarce map of North America, engraved by Francis Lamb and published in Blome's 'Geographical Description of the Four Parts of the World'. It is the first English map to show all five Great Lakes and has 'New Yorke' over an erasure, presumably 'New Amsterdam'. The dedication is to Cecil Calvert (1605 -1675), 2nd Baron Baltimore, the first Proprietor and Proprietary Governor of the Province of Maryland, and, in theory only, proprietor of the Province of Avalon on Newfoundland. As a catholic, Calvert promoted religious tolerance and showed great political acumen by retaining control of Maryland through the English Civil War, the Commonwealth and into the Restoration. BURDEN: 397, second state of five, first published state.
[Ref: 15173]    £3,200.00 ($4,550 • €3,677 rates)

DE ROSSI, Giovanni Giacomo. [An Italian edition of Sanson's important map of North America]
L'America Settentrionale Nuovamente corretta, et accresciuta secondo le relationi piu moderne, da Guglielmo Sansone... Rome, 1677. Original outline colour. 410 x 560mm. Very fine example.
Engraved by Giorgio Widman, this is a derivative of Guillaume Sanson's map of North America, in turn a reduction of his father Nicholas' four-sheet wall map of 1666. California is shown as an island, and the western Great Lakes are open-ended. McLAUGHLIN: 65, first state of three.
[Ref: 18322]    £1,850.00 ($2,631 • €2,126 rates)

DU VAL, Pierre. [Eastern Seaboard & Great Lakes]
Canada. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 105 x 120mm.
The Eastern Seaboard, from Hudson's Bay down to Chespeake Bay, with the western Great Lakes open-ended. Orignally published 1660, this is the third state: New York is marked 'N.Amsterdam al=Manhate' and Chesapeake is named. BURDEN: 351, state 3 of 4.
[Ref: 10800]    £350.00 ($498 • €402 rates)

CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria. [17th century two-sheet Italian map of North America]
America Settentrionale Colle Nuoue Scoperte fin all'Anno 1688. Venice, 1691. Coloured. Two sheets conjoined, total 605 x 880mm.
A large and highly decorative two-sheet map of North America, with two large cartouches and many vignettes from de Bry engraved in the interior and seas. Despite showing California as an island the map contains the most current information: as map-maker to Louis XIV Coronelli had access to the most recent reports by French explorers, including Marquette (1673) and La Salle (1682). Cumming notes that 'his delineation of the Great Lakes is the best and most accurate on a general map before the eighteenth century'. CUMMING: Exploration of North America, p.148.
[Ref: 18328]    £9,500.00 ($13,509 • €10,916 rates)

SCHERER, Heinrich. [North America with California as an island]
America Borealis... Munich, 1699. Coloured. 230 x 355mm.
North America, showing California as an island, there is a suggested north-west passage via the Straits of Anian. One of a series of North American maps produced by Heinrich Scherer to show the spread of Catholicism in the continent McLAUGHLIN: 128.
[Ref: 16119]    £850.00 ($1,209 • €977 rates)

HONDIUS, Henricus. [A classic map of North America showing California as an island]
America Septentrionalis. Amsterdam: Schenk & Valk, c.1700. Original colour. 470 x 555mm.
A highly decorative map of North America, first issued 1636, this is the last state of three, with Schenk & Valk's names in the cartouche lower left. Because of the prominence of the Hondius business this map did more to promote the misconception of California as an island than any other (Speed's map, although published a decade earlier, was only published with an English text). McLAUGHLIN: 6; BURDEN: 245, 'beautifully engraved'.
[Ref: 18326]    £2,500.00 ($3,555 • €2,873 rates)

JAILLOT, Alexis-Hubert. [Two-sheet map of North America]
Amerique Septentrionale divisée en ses principales parties, ou sont distingués les uns des autres Les Estats suivant qu'ils appartiennebt presentemet aux François, Castillans, Anglois; Suedois, Danois, Hollandois. Amsterdam, Pieter Mortier, c.1705. Original colour. 565 x 870mm.
A large and decorative map of North America, with a large island of California, with Agubela de Gato a peninsula of the mainland; 'Terre de Jesso' fills the north Pacific; and the Great Lakes are open-ended in the west. This map has a complicated history: the heirs of Nicolas Sanson asked Jaillot to redraw Sanson's maps for a larger format atlas. This map is often taken to be a later state, but is in fact a completely new plate, pirated by Mortier. McLAUGHLIN: 55.
[Ref: 8238]    £2,300.00 ($3,271 • €2,643 rates)

CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [A descriptive plate about American tribes]
Carte qui Contient la Maniere dont se fait la Chasse des Boeufs Sauvages... Amsterdam, 1720. Coloured. 380 x 440mm.
A sheet of views, illustrations and engraved text relating to American tribes, including the Sioux and Illinois, describing how they hunted bison, their 'coats-of-arms', dancing and pipes. Also featured is a view of Niagara Falls, again with a descriptive text.
[Ref: 7768]    £250.00 ($356 • €287 rates)

MOLL, Herman. [Striking two-sheet map of North America]
To the Right Honourable John Lord Sommers... this Map of North America... is humbly dedicated... London: Thomas Bowles, John Bowles & Philip Overton, c.1732. Original outline colour with additions. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 960mm., Top centre fold reinforced on verso, wide margins, a very good example.
Moll's large format map of North America, with a large title/dedication cartouche engraved by George Vertue, a view of a Newfoundland fishery and ten inset plans of harbours. On the map California is an island, with a caption stating that 'New Albion' (the northern part of the island) is 'laid down According to the Observations made by St.Francis Drake AD 1578'. Moll also takes trouble to publicise the route and schedule of the Spanish treasure ships from Vera Cruz and Cartagena to Havana. McLAUGHLIN: 192.
[Ref: 10977]    £4,250.00 ($6,044 • €4,883 rates)

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