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  AMERICA 
 South America 

'SANSON, Nicolas. ['A mid-17th century French map of Paraguay]
'Le Paraguay R. Le Chili. 'Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. Original outline colour. 395 x 540mm.
'The first state of Sanson\'s map of the southern half of South America, concentrating on the Paraguay River, where the Jesuits were building an empire with their 'Reductions'. An unusual title cartouche with a geometric pattern fills the South Atlantic.
[Ref: 19037]    £500.00 ($661 • €585 rates)


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 ($10,370 • €9,179 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 • €456 rates)


JANSSON, Jan. [17th century map of Colombia]
Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Amsterdam, Henricus Hondius, 1636, German text. Original colour. 380 x 490mm.
Jansonius's map of Colombia, part of Ecuador extending south to Esmereldas, and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas.
[Ref: 17079]    £600.00 ($793 • €702 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [A mid-17th century French map of Peru]
Le Perou, et le cours de la Riviere Amazone, depuis ses sources jusques a la Mer. Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. Original outline colour. 410 x 555mm.
The first state of Sanson's map of Peru, also showing the full length of the Amazon. The large title cartouche features an urn piled with coins and ingots, celebrating Potosi, the mountain of silver that was the treasure trove of the area. At the top of the map is the fictitious Lake Parime and 'El Dorado', the city of gold.
[Ref: 19055]    £340.00 ($449 • €398 rates)


SANSON, Nicolas. [A mid-17th century French map of Colombia and Venezuela]
Terre Ferme, ou sont les Governations, ou Gouvernemens de Terre Ferme, Cartagene, S.te Marthe, Rio de la Hache, Venezuela, Nouvelle Andalusie, Popayan, Nouveau Roy.me de Grenade, &c. Paris: Pierre Mariette, 1656. Original outline colour. 405 x 540mm. A little restoration to bottom margin.
The first state of Sanson's map of Colombia and Venezuela, but also showing the fictitious Lake Parime and 'El Dorado', the city of gold.
[Ref: 19056]    £600.00 ($793 • €702 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 ($740 • €655 rates)


BLAEU, Willem Janszoon. [17th century map of Colombia]
Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan. Amsterdam, 1665, Dutch text edition. Coloured. 380 x 490mm.
Decorative map of Colombia, part of Ecuador, Costa Rica and Panama, extending south to Esmereldas and Venezuela extending east nearly to Caracas. Featuring two large compass roses, and two large cartouches. This map was one of the plates bought by Willem Blaeu from the estate of Jodocus Hondius II, much to the chagrin of the Hondius firm.
[Ref: 18851]    £525.00 ($694 • €614 rates)


DU VAL, Pierre. [A map of early French attempts to colonise Guiana]
Coste de Guayane autrement France Equinoctiale en la Terre-Ferme d'Amerique. Paris, c.1671. Original outline colour. 265 x 340mm.
Du Val's scarce map of Guiana, showing from the mouth of the Orinoco south to that of the Amazon, with an inset of Cayenne. Off the coast is 'Isles aux Diables', later the famous 'Devil's Island' prison island. Du Val first published this map in 1654, during their second attempt to found a colony there, which was abandoned by attacks from the local tribes. A third colony attempt of 1664 was more successful, although it was briefly captured by the English in 1667, before being returned by the Treaty of Breda later in the year. This undated state seems to have been published shortly afterwards. Issued in Du Val's atlas 'Cartes de Geographie'.
[Ref: 19093]    £350.00 ($462 • €409 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 • €94 rates)


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