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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
45 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $3,500.00
Closed
   
Ortelius' Influential Map of the New World

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This is one of the most famous maps of America and one that had enormous influence on the future cartography of the New World. Frans Hogenberg engraved this map and it is primarily based on Gerard Mercator's great multi-sheet world map of 1569. The map features an exaggerated breadth of the North American continent, with a lengthy St. Lawrence River reaching across the continent to nearly meet t...
46 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Munster/Petri
1614
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

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This woodcut map of the Americas is based on Abraham Ortelius' classic map of 1570. Its distinguishing features include the huge bulge in the southwest coastline of South America, the extensive western coastline of North America, and the great southern continent, here called Meridies Terra de Fuego. Because of the restrictions inherent in wood block engraving, Petri's map is somewhat more...
47 America Western Hemisphere - America
Hondius/Bertius
1616
A
  $325.00
Closed
   

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An uncommon miniature map of the Americas based on the 1606 map of America by Jodocus Hondius senior, but with the addition of the recent discovery of Hudson Bay. This small map marks the first appearance of Hudson Bay on a continental map, named here as Fretum Hudsonium. North America is shown with a large westward bulge, and the continent is filled with place names. The western coast h...
48 America with Those Known Parts in That Unknowne Worlde Both People and Manner of Buildings Western Hemisphere - America
John Speed
1626
B+
  $3,750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Speed's Popular Carte-a-Figures Map of the Americas

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This English map of the Americas is the earliest folio atlas map to depict California as an island, thus propagating one of the most enduring cartographic myths. It is also significant for its accurate depiction of the coast between Chesapeake and Cape Cod, and early portrayal of the English colonies, Iames Citti (Jamestown) and Plymouth. Boston and Long Island are not shown. The ...
49 Carte de l'Amerique Corrigee, et Augmentee, Dessus Toutes les Aultres cy Devant Western Hemisphere - America
Petrus Bertius
1646
B+
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Scarce Derivative of Hondius' Map of 1618

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Very scarce derivative of Hondius' influential map of 1618. This map was originally drawn by Petrus Bertius in 1624 (the first state of which is now extremely rare). This is the third state with an interesting alteration in North America and the date updated to 1646. The entire west coast has been re-engraved above Baja California with the legend Pays Non Encore Descoverts (land n...
50 Amerique Western Hemisphere - America
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso, with a D. de Iesso separating Iesso from Asia. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly sho...
51 Der Neuen Welt Begriff Bestehende in 2 Haubt Theilen als Nord America und Sud America, Warinnen der Erste Meridian nach Hollandischer art Gezogen Western Hemisphere - America
Stridbeck/Bodenehr
1700
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Attractive small map of the Americas surrounded by medallion portraits of famous explorers. The map features the Island of California (based on Sanson) and shows the northwest coastline of North America extending well north, and bending northeast of California. Hudson Bay is delineated but there is no waterway to the west of that bay, and there is a single, open-ended lake in the Great La...
52 Carte d'Amerique, Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy Western Hemisphere - America
Delisle/Buache
1745
A
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Guillaume Delisle's map of the Americas [1722] was one of the most popular maps of the 18th century with numerous editions. This is an unchanged reissue of the 1722 plate with Buache's imprint added at bottom right. This detailed map of the Americas provides a great deal of information about the state of geographic knowledge in the New World in the early part of the century. The French territor...
53 Tab: Geogr: Americae ad Emendatiora quae Adhuc Prodierunt Exempla... Western Hemisphere - America
Leonhard von Euler
1753
B+
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This attractive map of the Americas extends to show parts of Africa and Europe and includes a large title cartouche in the South Pacific. In North America an elaborate system of rivers and lakes, including Lacus Ouinipigon, appear to make way for a Northwest Passage. The northern portion of California is labeled Nova Albion and farther north is the mythical land of Quivir...
54 America Divided into North and South with Their Several Subdivisions annd the Newest Discoveries Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This map of the Americas shows the United States confined to east of the Mississippi River with Florida and much of the rest of the country shown under Spanish control. A colored key identifies the colonial possessions of the English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch. The area of Texas is labeled New Mexico and both Taos and Sante Fe are located. The Northwest is largely blank but two dif...
55 Carte Generale de l'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats Western Hemisphere - America
Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
1822
B+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a scarce issue of Delamarche's map of North and South America that includes a column of text describing the physical features of the continents. In North America, Alaska (Amerique Russe) is shown in a rudimentary shape. In the Pacific Northwest, the United States juts into present-day Canada, but the coastal region down to the Columbia River is shown to be a part of British Americ...
56 Amerika Historisch, Physisch und Politisch vom Jahr 1828 Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Velten
1828
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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An interesting and unusual copper engraved map on a large sheet with related German text at left and right. Each country's size and population are prominently shown in banners, and there are numerous useful notations throughout. The explorations of Columbus, Picarro, Lewis and Clark are noted in red and yellow outline color. Published in Historisch Genealogisch Geographischer Atlas von Le Sa...
57 [Lot of 2] North America [and] South America Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1850
  $325.00
Closed
   

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A. North America. This is an uncommon issue of this decorative steel engraved map that features Texas shown with an enlarged panhandle that extends into New Mexico and Colorado. The boundary between Canada and the United States reflects British claims in the Oregon Territory with a line fixing the boundary south of the Columbia River. Mexico is still in control of California and the Sout...
58 Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson... Colonial North America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1669
B
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Map for Great Lakes Collectors

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Handsome and important map by Guillaume Sanson, who in partnership with Pierre Mariette, based this map on his father's scarce 1666 wall-map of North America. This depiction replaced Nicolas Sanson's landmark map of 1650 in this atlas. Cartographically it is an amalgam of Sanson's maps of "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France" and "Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride." The Arctic bears the confused cart...
59 America Settentrional di N. Sanson di Abbeville Geografo del Re Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1690
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is an uncommon, re-engraved Italian version of Nicolas Sanson's last map of North America (1666). It presents California as an island with an indented northern coastline, which is labeled Nuovo Albion. The Great Lakes cover most of Nuova Francia and are open-ended in the west. The R. di Nort flows westward from a large lake in Le Apaches country, and empt...
60 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties, ou sont Distingues les uns des Autres les Estats... Colonial North America
Sanson/Mortier
1696
A
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Two-Sheet Map Showing the Island of California

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This beautiful map of the Americas shows California as an island in the style of the second Sanson model (1656) with the indented northern coastline. A small peninsula Agubela de Gato is the only part of the Pacific coastline shown north of California. A strip of Terre de Iesso ou Ieco is shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. Santa Fe is shown along ...
61 America Borealis Colonial North America
Scherer
1699
A
  $950.00
Closed
   

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Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent of Catholic influence in the New World. The richly engraved map shows the island of California after the Sanson model with a large mountain range. The Great Lakes are prominently depicted and the Mississippi River originates in two large lakes in present-day Canada and empties into the Sinus...
62 Repraesentatio Americae Borealis Cuius Provinciae Vera Fide Illuminatae Umbram non Habent, Reliquae Umbris Immersae Sunt Colonial North America
Scherer
1702
B+
  $600.00
Closed
   

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This is one of the most graphic and beautifully engraved maps in Scherer's series of North American maps. California is depicted as an island with a nearly flat northern coast and only two place names in the south. The map is engraved with various shading to show the areas converted to Christianity, those exposed to the gospel, and those still unenlightened. Lighter shades denote where m...
63 A New Map of North America Shewing Its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains &c. Colonial North America
Edward Wells
1704
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map features the island of California, which is labeled New Albion discovered by Sir Francis Drake anno 1577. The general outline of the continent follows Father Louis Hennepin's cartography, and the discoveries in the Mississippi Valley are attributed to him. However, the map makes use of fresh sources, especially in the region under English control. Several English ...
64 Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences et des Meilleurs Geographes... Colonial North America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. T...
65 L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Colonial North America
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
  $550.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is Pierre Mortier's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Cape Mendocino is the farthest northern point in California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli, with French fort...
66 [Lot of 2] Map of the European Settlements in North America [and] Map of the European Settlements in the West Indies North America
Thomas Kitchin
1784
B+
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A nice pair of maps issued in Abbe Raynal's A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. Each map is adorned with a garland-style title cartouche and two distance scales.

A. Map of the European Settlements in North America (9.5 x 12.6"). This map covers the eastern part of North America from Greenland to ...


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