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  AMERICA 
 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 ($10,072 • €8,816 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.
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BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Paraguay]
Paraguay, ó Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum regionibus adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra. Amsterdam, 1635, German edition. Original colour 380 x 480mm. Very fine condition, wide margins.
Uruguay and northern Argentina, with the course of the Rio de la Plata. One of its tributaries reaches Cusco in Peru, and another approaches Potosi, the famous mountain of silver in Bolivia. This waterway became a major route for silver smugglers wishing to bypass official channels KOEMAN: Bl 8a.
[Ref: 10150]    £390.00 ($500 • €438 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [A classic 17th century map of Peru]
Peru. Amsterdam, c.1645, French text edition. Original colour. 380 x 490mm.
A map of Peru, orientated with north to the left, also showing most of Equador and northern Chile, Potosi, the famous mountain of silver, is named. 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.
[Ref: 17972]    £560.00 ($718 • €629 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Guiana, with Sir Walter Raleigh's El Dorado]
Guiana sive Amazonum Regio. London: John Ogilby, 1671. Coloured. 285 x 365mm.
A map of Guiana with elaborate cartouches for the title and scale, based on the account of Sir Walter Raleigh in his search for 'El Dorado', the legendary city of gold. The map shows a large lake, 'Parime Lacus', with 'Manoa or El Dorado' on the western shore. This example comes from Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs.
[Ref: 8755]    £250.00 ($321 • €281 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Tucuman Province, Argentina]
Tucuman. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
The province of Tucumán in Argentina, marking its rivers, tribal lands, mission posts and settlements. Rio de La Plata is marked as is Buenos Aires and S. Miguel de Tucuman, the provincial capital. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10820]    £80.00 ($103 • €90 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Peru]
Perou. Paris, 1682, original outline colour, 105 x 130mm.
A miniature map of Peru, marking its topography, tribal lands, rivers and settlements. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10824]    £80.00 ($103 • €90 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [Guiana]
La Guiane. Paris, 1682. Original outline colour. 100 x 130mm.
Guiana marking topography, tribal lands, settlements and rivers. From Du Val's miniature atlas 'La Géographie Universelle'.
[Ref: 10856]    £125.00 ($160 • €140 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Cayenne]
Isle de Cayenne. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm. French text on verso.
A mniniature map of Cayenne, from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'. The sea is named 'Mer de Nort' or North sea, which was the name given to the Atlantic ocean at that time. There is a dramatic sea battle shown off the coast.
[Ref: 13119]    £65.00 ($83 • €73 rates)


MALLET, Alain Manesson. [17th century miniature map of Venezuela]
Castille Neuve ou Castille d' Or. Paris, 1683. Coloured. 160 x 110mm.
Miniature map showing Venezuela, part of Columbia, Jamaica, Hispaniola and Puerto Rico. from Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
[Ref: 13126]    £110.00 ($141 • €124 rates)


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