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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
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
A
$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
A
$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.
361 The Caracas Northern South America
John Pinkerton
1810
A
$300.00  

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This precisely engraved map covers the region from Lake Maracaibo to the Amazon River. The map was issued at the outset of the tumultuous Venezuelan War of Independence and civil war which engulfed the region. The region is divided into Venezuela, Maracaibo, Cumana, and the Spanish, Dutch, French and Portuguese colonies in Guyana. The title reflects the Caracas Junta that led the Venezuelan fig...
362 Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popaian Colombia, Panama & Venezuela
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$120.00   $60.00*
Very Rare Edition Only Published in Historia Mundi

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This is a scarce, small map of Colombia with small portions of Panama and Venezuela. The map is fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities. The map is adorned with a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche. This map is from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas b...
363 Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan Colombia
Hondius/Blaeu
1640
B+
$550.00  

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This splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America includes most of present-day Colombia and part of Venezuela. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz and formed one of the prototypes for South American cartography throughout the rest of the century. Jodocus Hondius engraved the map. After his death, Blaeu obtained the copper plate, added his imprint, and ...
364 Plan de la Baye de Carthagene des Indes Lequel Differe de Ceux qui ont paru Jusqu'a Present... Colombia
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1730
B+
$300.00   $150.00*

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This is a scarce map from Charlevoix's history of the Caribbean. It provides an excellent view of the protected harbor that became Spain's major trading port in the region. The extensive defenses for which the city is famous are clearly delineated.
365 Plan of the Harbour of Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Thomas Jefferys
1762
B+
$300.00   $150.00*

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This rare chart shows Cartagena Bay oriented with north to the left. There is good detail of the forts and batteries that were used by the Spanish against Admiral Vernon's fleet in the Battle of Cartagena in 1741. The roads surrounding the bay and the countryside are also depicted. Soundings, shoals, and rocks are identified within the bay.
366 Plan of the City and Suburbs of Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Thomas Jefferys
1762
A
$275.00   $140.00*

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This rare bird's-eye plan of Cartagena depicts the fortified city with twenty-six locations identified in the numbered key. Fort St. Philip (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) and the hospital are shown just outside the city walls. A compass rose orients north to the top right.
367 Venezuela cum Parte Australi Novae Andalusiae Venezuela
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
A
$350.00  

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A beautiful engraving based upon the Hondius/Blaeu map of the region, which was in turn based on the cartography of the important Dutch cartographer, Hessel Gerritsz. The map concentrates on details along the coastlines with the interior graphically engraved to show mountains, forests and rivers. The superb title cartouche is surrounded by Neptune, explorers and maidens, and the distance scale c...
368 Pas-kaart vande Zee Kusten van Venecuela met de Byleggende Eylanden Venezuela
Keulen/Vooght
1700
B+
$1,100.00  
Superb Early Chart of the Venezuelan Coastline Including the ABC Islands

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A superb sea chart covering the Venezuelan coastline and the Netherlands Antilles of Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba. Insets provide detailed information on Curacao and the Dutch fortress and salt works on Isla La Tortuga. The chart is oriented with north at the bottom by two compass roses and includes a large title cartouche featuring Neptune, the lord of the sea, with his entourage. The Van Keulen...
369 Guiana sive Amazonum Regio Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Henricus Hondius
1633
A
$275.00  

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Handsome map extending from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis, east of the Amazon delta. The map locates at its center a large inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa, o el Dorado, or the golden city of the Incas. The search for this city led many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, on ...
370 A Chart of the Coast of Guayana, from the Entrance of the River Orinoco, (in the Lat. 8.30.' N. Long. 61. W. from London) to the Entrance of the River Amazones Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Mount & Page
1775
B
$180.00  
NO RESERVE

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This navigational chart depicts the coastline from the Orinoco to the Amazon rivers, with many small islands, navigational hazards, and two forts noted (Kick over all Fort and Fort Nassau). Two large insets show the entrances to the Orinoco and Suriname Rivers in great detail, with numerous soundings. The map is attributed to Robert Waddington.
371 Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice Suriname
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
$140.00  

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Handsome and very detailed map of the Dutch colonies of Suriname and Berbice. The plans show the rich plantations, roads and villages. Inset at top is a large plan of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. The chart is oriented with north at bottom by two compass roses.
372 A New Chart of the Coast of Guayana from Rio Orinoco to River Berbice, Containing the Dutch Colonies of Poumaron, Issequibo and Demerary, and Berbice Guyana
Laurie & Whittle
1795
B+
$275.00  

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This detailed chart shows the coastline from the mouth of the Orinoco River to the Berbice River. There is excellent detail of soundings, shoals, rocks, and other navigational hazards. A note near the Pomeroon River lists the annual produce of the region, including twelve thousand hogsheads of sugar and rum, five million pounds of coffee, and nine hundred thousand pounds of cotton. Another note...
373 Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali, Maxime Celebris Accuratae Delineata Brazil
Matthias Seutter
1730
A
$550.00  

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Large striking map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped, divided into captaincies with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery,...
374 Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofstad Legt van Brazil Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil
Isaac Tirion
1769
A+
$150.00  

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This is a boldly engraved chart of the bay at Salvador (Bahia) with an inset plan of the fortified city of San Salvador. Navigational soundings and shoals are identified in the bay. Numerous plantations and sugar mills are noted with symbols along the coast and rivers. There is a large decorative rococo-style title cartouche and two compass roses.
375 La Ciudadde S. Salvador Capital del Brasil Salvador, Brazil
Anonymous
1770
B+
$1,400.00  
Rare Spanish Bird's-Eye View of Salvador de Bahia

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Salvador, formerly the capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control. This fine copper engraving shows the walled city of Salvador with ships and boats filling the harbor in the foreground. A lettered key at bottom identifies numerous locations. This anonymous Spanish view is a larger copy of Arnoldus Montanus' view of the city, published in 1671.
376 Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra Central South America, Paraguay
Jan Jansson
1639
B+
$350.00  

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This fine map of the region includes the Paraguay River basin and the Peru-Chilean coast with Lake Titicaca. The Rio de la Plata is boldly shown with many large islands in the broad river. The mythical Lago de los Xarayes is featured on the map, which was believed to connect the Rio de la Plata and Amazon River systems. Several towns are named including Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos ...
377 Peru Peru
Jan Jansson
1646
A
$375.00  

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A large compass rose orients north to the left on this map of the Empire of Peru. It covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated ...
378 Paskaarte van 't Zuydelyckste Deel van America, van Cabo St. Antonio, tot Caep de Hoern, en de inde Zuyd-Zee, tot B. de Tongoy Southern South America
Henrick Doncker
1660
B+
$475.00  

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Very striking sea chart depicting the southern part of South America from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra del Fuego, showing the Straits of Magellan and Le Maire. The chart is embellished with a compass rose, two sailing galleons, and a title cartouche featuring putti.
379 Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus South Atlantic
Jan Jansson
1650
B+
$700.00  

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A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (...
380 Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages South Atlantic
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1746
A
$200.00  

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This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa. A large rococo title cartouche graces the oth...
381 Pascaerte van Brazil; en Nieu Neder Landt van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados Western Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
$800.00  

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This is the first edition of this uncommon sea chart. It shows the area from Newfoundland to the northern coast of South America and across to the Azores and the Cape Verde islands in an unusual configuration derived from the Theunisz Jacobs chart of 1650, with north oriented to the left. Long Island is named as Gebroken lant, and New England is named as Nieu Nederlant, with no men...
382 Situs Insulae Atlantidis, a Mari olim Absorptae ex Mente Aegyptiorum et Platonis Descriptio Atlantic Ocean, Atlantis
A. Kircher
1682
A
$350.00  

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This mythical map of Atlantis is printed with north at the bottom, leaving the coast of America to the right, and Africa and Spain on the left. The Island of Atlantis (Insula Atlantis) is a huge land mass which occupies a majority of the Atlantic Ocean. Two mountains and six rivers are depicted within the island, otherwise the interior is blank. The map is embellished with a fully...
383 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Bermudas Dictarum... / A Mapp of the Sommer Ilands Once Called the Bermudas... Bermuda
John Speed
1626
B+
$1,800.00  
Speed's Foundation Map of Bermuda

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This handsome map was compiled in 1622 by Richard Norwood. It is the first English printed map published in an atlas to show Bermuda divided into Tribes and Shares. These divisions designated the properties given to the 'Adventurers,' led by Sir George Sommers, who were shipwrecked there in 1609. Speed's map became the standard map of the 17th century and was copied by Blaeu, Jans...
384 Tabula Fluxus et Refluxus, Rationes in Mari Anglico Caeterisque Circumjacentibus Littoribus-Exhibens North Atlantic
A. Kircher
1682
A
$350.00  

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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. It was the first book to describe the ocean's currents, shown here with the coastlines of Britain, Scandinavia, Iceland, and the mythical island of Frisland, as well as ske...
385 Les Cotes de la Virginie, les Detroits de Forbisher et de Hudson North Atlantic
Pieter van der Aa
1715
A
$275.00  

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This is the French edition of this interesting map of the North Atlantic that shows parts of the European, African and American continents with Iceland and Greenland at top. From the report of Martin Pring's journey from England to New England in 1603, the sea routes of Captain Pring from the British Isles through the Azores to Plymouth are depicted. Virginia extends into what is present-day Ma...
386 Islandia Iceland
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$200.00  

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Charming miniature map based on the cartography of Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. The island is depicted with its vast mountains, glaciers and fiords and includes several settlements, many places of interest and a dramatic depiction of the volcano erupting on Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. German text on verso.
387 Lumen Historiarum per Occidentem... Europe & Mediterranean
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
$550.00  
Scarce Map of Europe & Mediterranean

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Fine map that covers most of Europe, the western Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent African coast. Frans van Haren (more commonly called Haraeus) was a theologian, historian, globe maker and mapmaker from around 1615 to 1624. He prepared two maps centered on the Mediterranean Sea for Ortelius' classical atlas that described the world known to the ancients. The map is surrounded with columns of ...
388 Europa Recens Descripta Europe
Willem Blaeu
1643
B
$2,400.00  
Blaeu's Carte-a-Figures Map of Europe

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This classic map of Europe is presented in the carte-de-figures style with vignettes on three sides. The upper frieze has nine bird's-eye views of Amsterdam, Prague, Constantinople, Venice, Rome, Paris, London, Toledo and Lisbon. The side borders contain the costumes of the noblemen and women of ten European nations. The map is embellished with sailing ships, sea monsters, bears and Neptune rid...
389 Parte Occidentale dell' Europa / Parte Orientale dell' Europa Europe
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
$2,300.00  
Coronelli's Decorative Two-Sheet Map of Europe

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A very large and robust engraving on two sheets, each approximately 23.5 x 19", here joined. Covers all of Europe to the Caspian Sea and the Urals in the north, and extends to show part of Greenland, labeled America Setten. Frisland is shown with only a dotted outline, with an adjacent note explaining that the island was discovered by Nicolo Zeno, but that no mariners have ever found it a...
390 Patriarchatus Romanus Europe, Roman Empire
Sanson/Covens & Mortier
1730
A
$350.00  

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This handsomely engraved map of the Roman Empire extends from North Africa to Great Britain, and east to the Balkans. It is divided into provinces, and notable cities are named, including Rome, Constantinople, Carthage, and Athens. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche at top left.

See also lots 391 and 600 for other maps depicting the Roman Empire.
391 Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimu in quo tum Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum Circumincolentiu Status ob Oculos Ponitur Pars Occidentalis Europe, Roman Empire
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
$200.00  

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This is the western sheet of this historical two-sheet map illustrating the Roman Empire in the year 400 AD. It covers all of western Europe and a large portion of northern Africa. The map is derived from Delisle's map of 1705 and is flanked by an inset showing the Western Hemisphere. It is filled with extensive notations, including one indicates that a gold coin stamped with the effigy of Augu...

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