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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 ($1,652 • €1,350 rates)


RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian 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; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 15810]    £1,000.00 ($1,377 • €1,125 rates)


AA, Pieter van der. La Floride... Leiden, 1714. Coloured. 225 x 290mm.
Despite the title this map shows from Philadelphia south to Florida, the Bahamas and Tampico in Mexico, and west to Apache country. Published in the 'Atlas nouveau et curieux des plus celebres itineraires', with a decorative title cartouche. Attractive Colouring.
[Ref: 9941]    £650.00 ($895 • €731 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. ['The Buffalo map' of the Mississippi]
Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicianae.. Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour with additions. 480 x 590mm.
A decorative map designed to show the course of the Mississippi based on Hennepin, but also showing the English colonies in the East, the Spanish in Florida, and the edges of Mexico and Canada. The title is on a buffalo hide, with figures of a native American, a missionary priest and a soldier, with a view of Niagara Falls (described by Hennepin in his book, 'A New Discovery' in 1683) underneath. In the Atlantic near the Bahamas is another vignette of a bison, two natives and a pelican.
[Ref: 17550]    £1,750.00 ($2,410 • €1,969 rates)


WALKER, John. [A rare map of North America published in Dublin]
North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm. Binding folds flattened.
A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people.
[Ref: 16046]    £700.00 ($964 • €788 rates)


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 ($895 • €731 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 ($537 • €439 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Map of the mid-section of the Mississippi River]
Il Paese de Cherachesi, con La Parte Occidentale della Carolina Settentrionale, E Della Virginia. Venice, c.1778. Original colour. 335 x 440mm.
Detailed regional showing the Missouri and Ohio Rivers along the Mississippi and adjacent areas. While the map is filled with Indian villages, it shows very little European settlement other than a couple of French forts. It also notes Dr. Thomas Walker's settlement. Walker, a surveyor for the Ohio and Loyal Land Companies, led a small group into the area in 1750 and established a supply post in the area of present-day Barbourville, Kentucky. Drawn from the earliest available English and indigenous surveys, this is the Italian edition of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America that Zatta published in 12 sections with the title "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrionale."
[Ref: 16572]    £240.00 ($330 • €270 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 ($1,721 • €1,406 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 ($1,584 • €1,294 rates)


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