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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
311 Mexico, or New Spain; in Which the Motions of Cortes May Be Traced... Southwestern United States & Mexico
Thomas Kitchin
1821
A
$275.00  

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This is a very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled New Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as "Great Space of Land Unknown." The small Texas settlemen...
312 Mexico Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas
Sidney Hall
1840
A
$300.00  

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This is an early edition of this attractive representation of the present-day southwestern United States, Texas, and Mexico. The Independent Republic of Texas is bound by the Nueces River rather than the Rio Grande on its southern border. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L.. In New Mexico, the Great Spa...
313 Head Quarters Department of New Mexico Santa Fe, N.M. December 25, 1862 Southwestern United States & Mexico
U.S. War Department
1863
B+
$200.00  

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This important map covers the majority of New Mexico Territory and southern California to include Los Angeles and Mexico south to the town of San Francisco. It was drawn by Cyrus H. De Forrest, 1st Lt and Aid-de-camp to Fergusson. The map notes several "Practicable Rail Road" routes across the region and into Mexico. Also locates silver, gold and copper mines including the Stevensons Silver ...
314 Mexico, California and Texas Western United States & Mexico, Texas
John Tallis
1850
A
$350.00  

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This is the first state of this fine steel-engraved map. Texas is shown with its original, large state borders that include much of present-day New Mexico and extend into Colorado. Two vignettes show Mexican peasantry and the ancient Mayan ruins at Uxmal. The very decorative border incorporates native plants of the region. Map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, vignettes drawn by H. Warren and...
315 Map of the United States and Their Territories Between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico Compiled from Surveys Made Under the Order of W.H. Emory... Western United States & Mexico
William Hemsley Emory
1857-58
B+
$375.00  

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This map is one of the foundation maps for the western United States and represents the culmination of fifty years of government explorations. Starting with Lewis and Clark, there were numerous official and unofficial surveys and explorations, all adding to the pool of knowledge presented here. While large sections are still labeled "unexplored territory," Emory fitted these fragments tog...
316 History of South America and Mexico; Comprising Their Discovery, Geography, Politics, Commerce and Revolutions ... A Geographical and Historical View of Texas, with a Detailed Account of the Texian Revolution and War... Texas, Mexico & South America
1844
B+
$900.00  
Important Contemporary Account of the Texas Revolution

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This work includes an important history on the Republic of Texas by Lorraine Thompson Pease and a history of South America and Mexico by John Milton Niles. Included in the work are two maps engraved by T. Twitchel, engraved portraits of Generals Santa Anna and Houston, and an engraved frontispiece of the "Battle of Jacinto." The first map, A Map of Mexico and the Republic of Texas (16.3 x...
317 Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus Mexico & Central America
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
A
$350.00  

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This decorative map covers the region from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba, and is based on Blaeu's map of the Yucatan peninsula. Cozumel is named, and Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. This map is richly adorned with ships engaged in battle, Neptune and his entourage, and an elaborate title cartouche with Natives, putti, and a large shell.
318 Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio Mexico
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B+
$450.00  

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This is the first state of this important map, depicting the central and western coastal regions of Mexico. This cornerstone map of New Spain was the prototype for most maps of the early 17th century. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central regio...
319 Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia Mexico
Jan Jansson
1639
B+
$350.00  

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This decorative map of the central and western coastal regions of Mexico is based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche featuring the Royal Spanish Arms. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. A galleon and sea monster ornament the Pacific and armadillos walk across the cartouche containing a key locating several sites...
320 [Mexico City to the Gulf] Mexico
A. Kircher
1682
A
$140.00  

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This unusual map is from Kircher's masterpiece, the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theories (sometimes fantastic) in the areas of physics, geography, geology, and chemistry. The map is devoid of political information, except to show Mexico City in the middle of a large lake. Instead it focuses entirely on the subterranean river connecting two lakes w...
321 Hispania Nova Western Mexico
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$120.00  
NO RESERVE

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Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. From the English edition of ...
322 St. Francisco de Campeche San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
A
$220.00  

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Large view of San Francisco de Campeche in the Yucatan with numerous warships fighting in the foreground and firing on the fort. A numbered key at the bottom identifies the important sites, and a ribbon-style title cartouche fills the sky.
323 Ancien Mexico / Oud Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Jacob van der Schley
1760
A+
$160.00  

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This bird's-eye view depicts Mexico City or Tenochtitlan as it was before its destruction by the conquistador Hernan Cortes. The city's complex of islands and bridges is well rendered, as is the surrounding mountainous terrain. In the foreground there are Spanish explorers moving toward the city. Published in a Dutch edition of Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages.
324 Nova Isthmi Americani, qui et Panamiensis Item Dariensis, Tabula, in qua Urbes Porto Bello, Panama et Carthagena... Central America & Colombia
Reiner and Joshua Ottens
1730
B+
$550.00  

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This is an early edition of this important map of Panama extending from Honduras to Colombia and as far as Jamaica. The map details the major ports along the route of the Spanish treasure ships to and from Cartagena and Portobello, both shown as fortified cities. The history of this map is complicated; it was issued separately and as part of a large six-part map illustrating the War of Jenkin's ...
325 Isole nelle Piagge della Nuova Spagna... Central America
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1695
A
$550.00  

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This beautifully engraved globe half-gore, or calotte, was created for one of Coronelli's largest globes, a 3.5 foot terrestrial globe. The gore shows the region from southern Mexico and the Yucatan, through Central America, part of Colombia, and extending to Jamaica and Cuba. Inland detail is limited, as Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoverie...
326 Carte de l'Isthme de Panama et des Provinces de Veragua, Terre Ferme, et Darien. Pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Panama
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1754
A
$200.00  

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An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. Numerous place names including S. Yago on the Azuevo Peninsula, Portobelo, Se. Marie, Panama, etc. Extends to include the Gulf of Darien. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map was published in a Dutch edition of Antoine Francois Prevost d...
327 [5 Maps with Report] Canal - Atlantic to Pacific...[bound in] [House Committee Reports of the 25th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 2] Panama Canal
U.S. Gov.
1839
A
$180.00  

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Included in this thick, octavo House volume is the 167 page report from the House Committee on Roads and Canals. The report details several possible scenarios for opening a "communication" (railroad or canal) between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with a recommendation that the House of Representatives approve a resolution for the President to enter negotiations with the government of Panama to...
328 The Harbour, Town, & Forts of Porto-Bello in ye West Indies; Taken by Admiral Vernon, 1739 Portobelo, Panama
Henry Overton
1740
B
$1,600.00  
Very Rare Broadside of Vernon's Capture of Portobelo, Panama

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This fascinating broadside depicts the Battle of Porto Bello (or Portobelo), a conflict between Britain and Spain during the War of Jenkins' Ear, part of the War of the Austrian Succession. Portobelo was a strategic Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. After taking part in a failed attempt to capture a fully laden Spanish treasure ship departing from Portobelo in...
329 Truxillo Fort Trujillo, Honduras
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
B+
$160.00  

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Fine view of Fort Trujillo in Honduras depicted during the attack in 1635 by the Dutch fleet of Admiral van Hoorn. The view is filled with warships and many beautifully engraved details of the port and people within it. A lettered key at the bottom identifies the important sites. Adorned with a ribbon-style cartouche.
330 Pascaerte van Westindien de Vaste Kusten en de Eylanden Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Southern United States
Pieter Goos
1666
B
$1,500.00  
Scarce Sea Chart with Interesting Depiction of the Coastline of the US

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Goos' scarce map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean was based on Hessel Gerritsz' map of the region published circa 1631, which influenced numerous derivatives. Goos included updates from other derivatives, including the cartography of the Gulf of Mexico as depicted by Joannes van Loon, circa 1661, and the mildly sloped coastline of the Southeast U.S. as depicted by Hendrick Doncker, circa 1659....
331 Texas, der Mexicanische Bundesstaat, der Mittelamericanische Bundesstaat, und West Indien Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Texas
Edward Winckelmann
1836
B+
$190.00  

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This uncommon German map covers the southern United States, eastern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. A large inset prominently features the Republic of Texas in its small configuration, and extends to include the western United States and all of Mexico. Additional insets include the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and Isthmus of Panama. Below the map is a color-coded key iden...
332 Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$600.00  

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Two great early maps of important regions in the New World are combined into this interesting composition. The first covers the region of western Mexico around Culiacan and the Spanish settlement of Villa S. Michael's, the region noted for its silver mines. The second is the first detailed map of the Greater Antilles with detail in southern Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean that is ...
333 Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Willem Blaeu
1643
B+
$1,000.00  
Map of the West Indies Based on Voyage of Hessel Gerritsz

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This fine map centered on the West Indies reflects the firsthand knowledge of Hessel Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628. It covers the same region as the Gerritsz map of 1631; from the Chesapeake Bay to the northern coastline of South America, with the addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature in North America is virtually ide...
334 Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1754
A
$240.00  

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Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.
335 Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1765
A
$240.00  

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A fine map covering the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The peninsula of Florida is shown as an archipelago of small islands, and the mythical Lake Parime is depicted in the interior of South America. There is considerable detail throughout including numerous place names along the coastlines and navigational hazards in the waters....
336 West Indies Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
1805
B+
$70.00  
NO RESERVE

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This densely engraved map covers the entire Caribbean Basin and Mexico along with portions of North and South America. Florida is divided between East & West. There is good coastal detail and well-developed topography in the interior. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme in London.
337 Carte des Cotes du Golfe du Mexique Compris Entre la Pointe Sud de la Presqu' Ile de la Floride... Gulf of Mexico & Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1800
B+
$950.00  
Important Map for the Texas Collector

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This is one of the earliest charts to name the bays of Galveston and Bernardo (now Matagorda) in Texas. This first French edition was published just one year after the map on which it was based and is nearly identical: Carta Esferica que Comprehende las Costas del Seno Mexicano by Depósito Hidrográfico de Marina of Spain, which was the prototype for maps of the Gulf for many years. Car...
338 Algemeene Kaart van de Westindische Eilanden Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
$200.00  

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A fine, interesting chart of the Caribbean, also showing part of Florida, the Yucatan, and Central America. Even small islands are well-represented and navigational hazards are marked. Major sea routes are noted as well as the direction of the prevailing winds. Title cartouche and two compass roses decorate the chart. Engraved by J. Condet.
339 Carte des Isles Antilles dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, avec la Majeure Partie des Isles Lucayes Faisant Partie du Theatre de la Guerre entre les Anglais et les Americains Caribbean
Louis Brion de la Tour
1782
B
$1,000.00  

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This scarce map reflects aspects of the American Revolution as it affected the West Indies. The map depicts the region with fine detail including harbors and towns, anchorages, channels, shoals, banks and navigational hazards. A large block of French text describes the history and significance of the region. The title cartouche features a nautical motif.
340 An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast of America Caribbean
John C. Russell
1794
B
$150.00  

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This detailed map of the Caribbean shows mountains, rivers, lakes, towns, bays, islands and shoals. The southern part of the United States, including Florida and the Mississippi Delta, is shown at the top. East and West Florida are depicted. This is one of nine maps engraved by Russell and published in John Reid's An American Atlas. The same nine maps were included in An Historical, Ge...
341 Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta cum Confiniis Greater Antilles
Mercator/Hondius
1628
B+
$800.00  

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This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. French text on verso, publ...
342 Das Eylandt Cuba mit Deroselben Gelegenheit Cuba
Matthaus Merian
1660
B+
$900.00  

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This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Vignette portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long overlook the scene with a map of Cuba inset at lower left.
343 Isola Cuba Descritta Dal P. Mro. Coronelli Lettore Publica' Cuba
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
$400.00  

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This scarce, attractive map centers on Cuba, and also shows the lower Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Most detail is confined to the coastlines. The map is decorative with a quaint title cartouche featuring a shepherd with his sheep and a vineyard cherub.
344 Plano Pintoresco de la Habana con los Numeros de las Casas Havana, Cuba
Bernardo May
1853
A
$1,600.00  
Rare Plan of Havana Surrounded by Vignettes

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This rare plan of Havana is framed by a pictorial border of fourteen tinted lithographic vignettes that reflect the wealth of mid-nineteenth century Cuba. The highly detailed plan (13.2 x 10.2") names all sections of town, streets, rails, and many important buildings. As the title suggests house numbers are indicated on the plan. The Castilio de la Punta, Campo de Marte, the Arsenal, Hospital M...
345 The Island of Jamaica and Cape Gracias a Dios with the Banks Jamaica
Jefferys/Sayer
1775
A
$400.00  

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A superb chart of Jamaica and the Mosquito coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua, labeled here Moskito King's Party. The map includes extraordinary navigational details with extensive depth soundings, shoals and reefs, and includes the Galleons Track from Cartagena to Havana. Various types of vegetation are identified including coconut trees, pine trees, bamboo, and grape vines. The ch...
346 Jamaica from the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved Jamaica
Jefferys/Laurie & Whittle
1810
A
$275.00  

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This detailed map of Jamaica shows the parishes, towns and villages, churches, forts, roads, rivers and ponds, harbors, anchorages, soundings, etc. A notation at upper left: "The Negro-towns are Distinguished by a Stroke under the Name." Flanking the title are two large inset plans of the harbors of Bluefields, Kingston and Port Royal. These inset maps are also extremely detailed including the ...
347 Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Hispaniola
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
$110.00  

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This copper-engraved map of Hispaniola names several capes, ports, and bays running along the coast of the island, as well as identifying numerous towns and rivers inland. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis radiates rhumb lines and a title cartouche draped in garlands adorns the upper left corner.
348 [Francis Drake Attacks Santo Domingo] Quomodo Franciscus Draco, Civitatem S. Dominico in Insula Hispaniola Sitam Expugnauerit Santo Domingo, Hispaniola
Theodore de Bry
1602
A
$275.00  

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This bird's-eye plan shows the battle of Santo Domingo in Hispaniola and is based on a famous map by Baptista Boazio. Under Spanish control, Santo Domingo was once the capital of Spanish America and the largest settlement in the West Indies. Under orders from Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake initiated a preemptive strike on the Spanish New World as part of the recently declared Anglo-Spanish...
349 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Carey & Lea
1822
A
$275.00  

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The map is on a full folio sheet (21.4 x 17.6") with English text giving a brief description of the islands, chief towns, population, government, and history. It shows good detail along the coastline with little inland information. The map is colored to show the possessions of the English, Dutch, and Spanish. Engraved by Kneass.
350 Insulae Antillae Francicae Superiores cum Vicinis Insulis ex Commentariis Manuscriptis et Variis Navigantium Observationibus Descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio Lesser Antilles
Christoph Weigel
1718
A
$240.00  

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This is the northern sheet of a two-sheet map of the Lesser Antilles islands. Each map is complete with its own borders, but the compass rose is split between the two maps. This map includes Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique, with numerous place names on Guadeloupe and Martinique. Dominica is uncharted because, while it had been claimed by the French in 1635, it did not contain any colonial s...
351 Map of the Windward Islands; Comprising Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, St. Lucia & Trinidad... Windward Islands
John Arrowsmith
1839
B+
$220.00  

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This map of the Windward Islands spans from Martinique south to Trinidad and Tobago, with a small sliver of Venezuela depicted as well. Political divisions, place names, and topographical detail are shown on each of the islands, and parentheses by each island's name specifies whether it is a British or French colony. Printed by James, Luke G., and Luke J. Hansard and published by the House of Co...
352 West India Islands Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante & Antigua
John Thomson
1814
B+
$120.00  

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This sheet includes three maps focusing on the islands of Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante, and Antigua in the Lesser Antilles. Each map is filled with excellent detail of the coasts and towns with plenty of fine topographical detail as well. Thomson's publishing business prospered between 1813 and 1869. His maps are noted for their accuracy, strong impression and fine engraving. Engraved by Kirkwood...
353 A North View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe... / Vue du Fort Royal dans l'Isle de Guadaloupe du Cote du Nord... Fort Royal, Guadeloupe
Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell
1762
B+
$300.00  
Rare View of Fort in Guadeloupe Under British Control During Seven Years' War

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This rare view is based on a drawing made on the spot by Lieutenant Archibald Campbell of the Royal Engineers in 1759. Guadeloupe was a stronghold for the French, and became a target of the British during the Seven Years' War. In early 1759, a British fleet commanded by Major-General Peregrine Hopson and Commodore John Moore attacked and captured Fort Royal, which was located near Basse-Terre. ...
354 Carte Reduite de l Isle de la Martinique Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine... Martinique
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
B+
$475.00  

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Superb, large scale, chart of the island filled with incredible detail. It shows roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. A large inset "Plan du Cul de Sac Royal de la Martinique" is surrounded by a rococo cartouche, balanced by the floral title cartouche in the opposite corner. Rhumb lines and a compass rose complete the composition. The engraved stamp of the Depot ...
355 Carte de l Isle de la Grenade, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Grenada
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
$80.00  

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Very well described chart of the island showing administrative subdivisions (Paroisee du Grand Marquis, etc.), villages, churches, watershed, and some relief. Many features are named along the coastline. The rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. At lower left "Tom XV in 4o. No. 14" and lower right "Tome 15 in 8o. Page 446."
356 America Meridionalis South America
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
$800.00  

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Superb folio map of the continent that was added by Jodocus Hondius for publication in his continuation of the Mercator Atlas. The interior features the large mythical Parime Lacus straddling the equator and an equally interesting river system. The huge Rio de la Plata flows south from the conjectural Eupana Lacus in Brazil, while the R. Grande flows north from...
357 America Meridionalis South America
Mercator/Cloppenburgh
1630
A
$275.00  

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Charming small map of the continent with two large mythical lakes: Eupana Lacus in Brazil, and an unnamed Lake Parime along the equator in Guyana with the fabled city of gold, Manoa along its northern shore. Tierra del Fuego is attached to a large southern continent. Decorated with a native in southern South America and a large strapwork title cartouche. French text ...
358 Tabula qua Hydrophylacium Andium Exhibetur, quo Universa America Australis Innumeris Fluviis Lacubusque Irrigatur South America
A. Kircher
1682
A
$400.00  

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Very unusual map of South America from one of the first compilations of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. The map is totally devoid of political detail with only a few regional names. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes. The mythical Lake Parime is here mistakenly linked to Lake Titicaca (Parime lacus, alias T...
359 Kaart van het Onderkoningschap van Peru, zig Uitstrekkende over Chili, Paraguay en Andere Spaansche Landen: als ook van Brazil... South America
Isaac Tirion
1765
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$110.00  

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Handsome detailed map of most of the continent - leaving off the northern coastline. The southern tip is enclosed in a large inset balancing the composition with the block-style title cartouche.
360 L'Amerique Meridionale Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats South America
Janvier/Lattre
1782
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$140.00  

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Attractive copper engraved map of the continent with good detail of coastal regions. Includes numerous place names and a good depiction of the Amazon. Large decorative title cartouche.

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