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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 ($9,577 • €8,800 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.
[Ref: 16593]    £550.00 ($671 • €617 rates)


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 ($476 • €437 rates)


HONDIUS, Henricus. [The developing outline of Tierra del Fuego]
Freti Magellanici ac novi Freti vulgo Le Maire exactissima delineatio. Amsterdam: Jan Jansson, 1649. 390 x 496mm. Very fine example.
A sea chart of the Magellan Strait, the Le Maire Strait, Cape Horn and the uncertain western coastline of Tierra Del Fuego. The details of the Magellan Strait have been updated according to Barent Janzoon Potgieter, surgeon on Sebald de Weert's ship 'Blijde Boodschap', part of a disasterous Dutch attempt at circumnavigation led Jacques Mahu, 1598. Although 'Blijde Boodschap' never reached Asia, it was the only ship (of five) to return home. Potgeiter's account of their torments in the Magellan Strait, published 1600, contained influencial images of giant Patagonian natives (here referenced in text) and penguins (illustrated here, named 'Pingnini Aves'). Further south is the Le Maire Strait and Cape Horn, discovered by Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten in 1616 in the 'Eendracht', thus proving that Tierra del Fuego was not part of the Great Southern Continent. KOEMAN: Me 136a.
[Ref: 13735]    £680.00 ($830 • €762 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 ($683 • €628 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 ($305 • €280 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 ($98 • €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 ($98 • €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 ($153 • €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 ($79 • €73 rates)


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