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  AMERICA 
 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]    £700.00 ($924 • €784 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 strong impression.
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 ($4,224 • €3,584 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 ($462 • €392 rates)


HENNEPIN, Louis. [An Italian edition of Hennepin's account of Louisiana]
Descrizione della Luigiana, paese nuouamente scoperto nell'America settentrionale... Tradotta dall' Idoma Francese nell' Italiano. dal P. D. Casimiro Frescot Benedittino. Parma: Valerio Zani, 1691. 12mo, later boards; pp. [32], numbered 423-455; folding map, neatline 215 x 285mm. Map trimmed close to neatline on left side for binding.
Interesting edition of Reverend Father Louis Hennepin's 'Description de la Louisiane', first published in Paris in 1683. Usually seen as part of Zani's 'Il Genio Vagante Biblioteca Cusioa', a collection of 23 accounts of voyages in four parts, this example was an extract, separately issued to satisfy interest in America. The text is an abridgement of Casimir Frescot's translation, first published by Monti in 1686. Hennepin's work contained the first published account of La Salle's journey past Niagara Falls into the Illinois country and onto the Upper Mississippi River, including the first to use the name Louisiana. Here Louisiana is written across a blank region, with only a dotted line suggesting the route of the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico. The river is called 'R. Colbert' after Jean-Baptiste Colbert (1619-1683), French finance minister. BURDEN: 682, state I of II.
[Ref: 15809]    £1,900.00 ($2,508 • €2,128 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 ($1,122 • €952 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 ($3,036 • €2,576 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, 1708. Coloured. 485 x 660mm. A very fine example with a good impression and good margins.
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. This example is from the first edition, third state. The first edition bears De L'Isle's first address on Rue Des Canettes, which was later changed to Quai de l'Horloge Couronne de Diamans and the imprint of Renard in the second state. In the third state, the Couronne de Diamans and Renard imprint are removed and the engraver's name (Simoneau) appears
[Ref: 14886]    £2,200.00 ($2,904 • €2,464 rates)


CHÂTELAIN, Henri Abraham. [Early 18th Century map of North & Central America]
Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride... Amsterdam, 1719. Coloured. 410 x 525mm.
Map of Texas, Florida and the Gulf Coast. Showing from Newfoundland and the Great Lakes down to northern South America. This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Florida. There is also a great amount of detail in Nouveau Mexique, particularly of the Spanish missions and Hopi mesas
[Ref: 17203]    £750.00 ($990 • €840 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 ($330 • €280 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 maed 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 ($5,610 • €4,760 rates)


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