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  AMERICA 
 United States 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1562, Latin edition. 185 x 260mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet, and the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 13903]    £1,200.00 ($1,464 • €1,345 rates)


DE BRY, Theodore. [The arrival of the English colonists of Roanoke]
Anglorum in Virginiam adventus. Frankfurt, c.1590, Latin text edition. Old colour. 160 x 225mm, set in text. A few signs of age.
A map-view of the environs of Roanoke, the ill-fated English colony in America, based on observations by John Smith and published in Thomas Harriot’s ''A briefe and true report of the new found land of Virginia''.
This item is currently on reserve


SANTINI, Paolo. [The Eastern Seaboard the Year of the Declaration of Independence]
Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre. Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm.
The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 9364]    £650.00 ($793 • €729 rates)


SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John. [A British military atlas for the American War of Independence]
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Römans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet;; Maj. Holland, and Other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked with calf gilt with maroon calf title label; title, pp. vi-viii (dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, as called for, A few small signs of wear,
A fine example of the rare 'Holster Atlas', ''calculated in its bulk to suit the pockets of Officers of all Ranks''. The atlas was created on the suggestion of Sir George Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts 1757-60, to whom it is dedicated; two of the maps are based on his work. The six maps it contains are regarded as particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution because they represent the knowledge of the terrain the British based their strategies on. The final map is the first separately published map of Lake Champlain. The maps are: ''North America, as Divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A Compleat Map of the West Indies, containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician ''; ''A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the Greatest Part of New England, as also of the Bordering Parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several Surveys made after the late War, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. Comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighbouring Indian Countries. From the Modern Surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & Others; and from the Large Hydrographical Survey of the Coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans, 1776''; and ''A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General S.r Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762''. The pagination anomalies are replicated in other examples of the atlas we have examined.
[Ref: 18436]    £22,500.00 ($27,450 • €25,223 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. Il Canadá, Le Colonie Inglesi Con La Luigiana, E Florida, di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1778. Original outline colour. 320 x 420mm.
Eastern North America, with the British Colonies ofthe Eastern Seaboard, Canada and Louisiansa, with a fine title cartouche in full colour.
[Ref: 9532]    £390.00 ($476 • €437 rates)


MOITHEY, Maurille Antoine. [A French edition of Jeffery's map of the British Colonies, updated for the Revolution]
Carte Nouvelle des Posséssions Angloises en Amérique fressée pour l'intelligence de la guerre. présente et divisée suivant les prétentions des Anglois. Traduite de l'Anglois d'après Tho? Gefferys, géographe de prince de Galles, revue et corrig Paris, Moithy & Crépy, 1780. Original colour. 495 x 690mm. A fine example with wide margins.
North America west to the Mississippi, with an inset map showing the routes across the Atlantic from France and Spain. Around the maps are panels of engraved text with descriptions of the various colonies. Moithey originally published this copy of Thomas Jeffery's map in 1772, but this example is dated 15th April 1780, with the title updated to refer to the American Revolutionary War. At the time the British were besieging Charleston.
[Ref: 14858]    £1,250.00 ($1,525 • €1,401 rates)


DELAMARCHE, Charles François. [One of the first maps to name the United States of America]
Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale Avec Les Isles Royal, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, L'Acadie &c. Paris, Delamarche, 1785. Original outline colour. 500 x 650mm. A very fine example with wide margins
France had recognised the United States as early as December 1777; the treaty ending the War of Independence was only signed the year before this map was published. Bottom right is a list of the first 13 States and their capitals. wilth a list of 10 planned states: Silvania, Michigania, Chersonesus, Arsenistpia, Metropotamia, Illinoia, Saratoga, Washington, Polypotamia, and Pelisypia. MAPFORUM: Early Maps of the USA, 66.
[Ref: 16036]    £1,150.00 ($1,403 • €1,289 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An Italian wall map of the United States of America]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. Outline colour. Six sheets conjoined to form a wall map, total size 960 x 940mm. Excellent condition.
Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', here joined together. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche, and in the bottom right corner is an inset of Newfoundland.
[Ref: 7392]    £6,500.00 ($7,930 • €7,287 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [United States]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America, Il Canada, e la Florida. Carta Generale delineata sullie ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. 370 x 500mm.
Cassini's uncommon single-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', with a decorative title cartouche. Although most detail is east of the Mississippi the town of Texas is marked in Mexico.
[Ref: 13850]    £700.00 ($854 • €785 rates)


PHILLIPS, Richard. [One of the few maps to name the lost state of 'Franklinia']
United States in North America. London: R. Phillips, 1809. 410 x 340mm. Narrow margins on three sides, binding folds flattened.
An uncommon map of the United States, published to illustrate an English edition of the ' Travels of the Duke de la Rochefoucault Liancourt'. It is covered with details like the locations of Indian tribes, forts and former colomy boundaries, as well as marking the proposed state of 'Franklinia' and 'Morgania', the early name for Missouri.
[Ref: 16074]    £725.00 ($885 • €813 rates)


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