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  AMERICA 
 South America 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [16th century map of South America]
Tierra Nova. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, c.1561. First state, 190 x 260mm.
South America, published in Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. A feature of this first state is that the platemark runs off the top of the sheet: two maps were engraved on the same plate and the resulting sheet halved.
[Ref: 13912]    £300.00 ($396 • €336 rates)


DE BRY, Theodore. [An early map of South America]
Americae Pars Magis Cognita. Frankfurt, 1592. 365 x 445mm. Narrow margins, some restoration to printed border, backed on japanese paper.
An important antique map of South America, published in the third part of De Bry's 'Grand Voyages' to illustrate the voyages of Johann van Staden & Jean de Lery in the mid-16th century. The mapping of South America is based on that of Peter Martyr, 1587, and Gastaldi's map from his edition of Ptolemy, 1561. The southern part of North America is taken from Le Moyne's map of Florida (also published by De Bry), although Cuba differs substantially.
[Ref: 12708]    £3,500.00 ($4,620 • €3,920 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 ($726 • €616 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 ($515 • €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 ($898 • €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 ($739 • €627 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Paita in Peru]
Expurgnatio Paytæ. London: John Ogilby, 1671. 130 x 165mm, set in English text.
The Dutch fleet under Joris van Spilbergen bombarded Paita in 1617, described in the text underneath. From Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs. A German edition by Dapper used the same plate in 1673.
[Ref: 8744]    £70.00 ($92 • €78 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 ($330 • €280 rates)


MONTANUS, Arnoldus. [Guarme]
Guarme. London: John Ogilby, 1671. 130 x 165mm, set in English text.
From Ogilby's 'America', an English edition of Montanus' 'De Nieuwe En Onbekende Weereld', published the same year by Meurs. A German edition by Dapper used the same plate in 1673.
[Ref: 8862]    £70.00 ($92 • €78 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 ($106 • €90 rates)


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