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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
45 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1587
A
  $4,500.00
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 Pars Magis Cognita Western Hemisphere - America
Theodore de Bry
1592
B+
  $3,750.00
Closed
   
De Bry's Elaborate Map of North and South America

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Focusing on the Spanish possessions in the Americas, this map covers what is the present-day southern United States through South America. It was published to accompany the accounts of the voyages of Johann van Stadden and Jean de Lery. The cartography is drawn from de Bry's own map of Florida and the West Indies after Jacques le Moyne. However, there is no easily discernible source for the Sou...
47 America sive Novus Orbis Western Hemisphere - America
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This charming miniature map was updated from its predecessor, Philippe Galle's first miniature map derived from Ortelius and published in 1577. This edition has a more accurate outline for South America, but actually includes less detail than its predecessor. Only a few rivers and place names are noted. The vast southern continent is prominently featured, encompassing both Tierra del Fuego and ...
48 America sive India Nova, ad Magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis Imitationem, in Compendium Redacta Western Hemisphere - America
Michael Mercator
1628
B+
  $2,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Mercator's Foundation Map for the Americas in Full Original Color

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This is one of the most famous maps of the Americas and an important foundation map for an American map collection. After the death of his grandfather, Michael Mercator produced this stunning hemispherical map, the only known printed map attributed to him. The map is surrounded by a beautifully engraved floral design and four roundels, one of which contains the title. The other insets include t...
49 Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Nicolas Visscher
1658
B+
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Visscher's map greatly influenced the cartography of the Americas both geographically and artistically. One of the most distinctive geographic details copied by other cartographers is the large open lake in the Great Lakes region. Visscher actually copied this from Blaeu's wall map of the world [1648], but popularized it on this map. California is shown as an island, on the Briggs model,...
50 Recentissima Novi Orbis, sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Carel Allard
1700
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Allard's Elaborate Map of the Western Hemisphere

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Sumptuous map of the Americas features a dramatically decorative title cartouche showing an Amazonian queen surrounded by riches, a sugar cane field and exotic animals. Inset in the cartouche is a small map of the coast of New Zealand. The cartography of North America includes all five Great Lakes and the island of California on the Foxe model with two indented bays on the northern coastl...
51 Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique Western Hemisphere - America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is ...
52 America Western Hemisphere - America
Herman Moll
1709
A
  $190.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This uncommon map shows California as an island on the Briggs model with no place names given. To the northwest, the wildly stretched coast of Jesso nearly touches California. Hudson Bay opens up to give an early hint of the Great Lakes. Santa Fe is named in New Mexico. Western Canada is labeled New North Wales. A huge and ill-defined coastline in the lower left is an ea...
53 A New Map of America from the Latest Observations Western Hemisphere - America
John Senex
1719
B
  $550.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $150! Fascinating Map of the Americas with Unusual Features

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This is a very curious and fascinating map of the Americas. There are several interesting features that don't appear on other maps of the period. Senex's depiction of the northwestern part of North America is most unusual with the coastline continuing far to the north of the island of California. Two lakes (L. Aquinanbock and L. of Isles) appear along the coastline with the place names (...
54 Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex Singulis Recentium Geographorum Tabulis Collecta Luci Publicae Accommodavit Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Baptist Homann
1730
A
  $500.00
Closed
   

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This attractive map is a revision of the elder Homann's 1710 map of the Americas. After his death in 1724, his son (Johann Christoph Homann) re-engraved the plate to correct the western coastline of North America, shown here extending very far west and north, with very little detail. California is no longer shown as an island, although the remnants of the interior sea can be seen near the Pai...
55 Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis, per sua Regna, Provincias et Insulas Iuxta Observationes et Descriptiones Recentiss... Western Hemisphere - America
Matthias Seutter
1740
A
  $700.00
Closed
   

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This striking map of the Americas features a prominent island of California based on the second Sanson model, with two indented bays in the northern coast. Directly above the island is the strait of Fretum Anian and the coastline of Terra Esonis incogn, which is obscured by an elaborate pictorial cartouche relating to the religious conversion of the natives. The Great Lakes ...
56 A New and Accurate Map of America. Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps and Charts, and Adjusted by Astronomical Observations: Exhibiting the Course of the Trade Winds Both in Atlantic & Pacific Oceans Western Hemisphere - America
Emanuel Bowen
1744
B+
  $190.00
Closed
   

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This attractive map of the Americas illustrates the Course of the Trade Winds in Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In North America, the Pacific Northwest is left open, completely blank and labeled Parts Undiscovered. The coastline stops in the vicinity of Alaska with the notation The Supposed Straits of Annian. The British colonies are shown east of the Appalachian Mou...
57 Nuova ed Esatta Carta della America Ricavata dalle Mappe, a Carte piu Approvate Western Hemisphere - America
Giuseppe Pazzi
1763
A
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $50!

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This uncommon Italian map of the Americas features several notes about exploration, including mentions of the discoveries of Davis and Anson. The Fiume d'Occidente (or River of the West) is depicted flowing from an unnamed lake (perhaps Lake Winnipeg) to Cape Blanco. Nuovo Albione appears on the West Coast, and the northwestern portion of the continent is labeled Parti no...
58 Nieuwe Kaart van America Western Hemisphere - America
Isaac Tirion
1765
A+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This copper engraved map of the Americas shows good detail throughout. It depicts the colonial powers of Britain, France and Spain divided into roughly thirds in North America. The northwest portion of North America above C. Blank is completely blank. South America is well mapped with the interior labeled 't Land der Amazonen. The map also includes the western portion of Europe a...
59 America Western Hemisphere - America
Anonymous
1770
A
  $40.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This miniature map of the Americas shows North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia extending to the Mississippi River. Florida is divided between East and West, and the area above Virginia is New England. The southwest consists of Mew Mexico, New Navarre, and a peninsular California. The northwest portion of the continent is entirely blank. No engraver or publisher is noted, but it is...
60 L'Amerique Divisee par Grands Etats Western Hemisphere - America
Janvier/Lattre
1783
B+
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a later edition of this copper engraved map of the Americas. When originally engraved, the map included a large Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. It has been re-engraved to delete those features (although they can still be faintly discerned). Alaska now is shown with approximately the correct shape, although the Aleutians are missing. The Sandwich Islands (Hawa...
61 A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies. Wherein Are Exactly Described the United States of North America... Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B+
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $100! Impressive Four-Sheet Map Featuring Two Possible Locations for a River of the West

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An impressive, four-sheet map of North and South America, originally drawn by John Gibson in 1763 with a slightly different title. The map went through several revisions; this being the final state. The huge map is filled with incredible detail and is based on D'Anville's cartography, as well as Spanish explorations on the west coast of North America and the journals of Governor Pownall in New E...
62 America Divided into North and South with Their Several Subdivisions and the Newest Discoveries Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B
  $220.00
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...
63 Karte von Amerika. Nach d'Anville und Pownall Neu Verzeichnet Herausgegeben Western Hemisphere - America
Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly
1795
A
  $230.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $70

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A scarce Austrian map of the Western Hemisphere based on D'Anville and the surveys of Gov. Pownall. The large map depicts the United States extending to the Mississippi River, and the region to its west is under Spanish rule with Louisiana, New Mexico and New Navarro named. The majority of the northwest part of the continent is blank with Quivira shown in present-day Idaho. In South Amer...
64 A Map of America, or the New World, Wherein Are Introduced All the Known Parts of the Western Hemisphere, from the Map of d'Anville... Western Hemisphere - America
William Faden
1797
B
  $275.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $75

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Originally drawn by D'Anville in 1761, Faden's version was updated with corrections and new discoveries. The map depicts the United States extending to the Mississippi River, and the region to its west is under Spanish rule with Louisiana and New Mexico named. The majority of the northwest part of the continent is blank with Quivira shown by itself in the Plains. In South America, the fi...
65 Amerique ou Nouveau Continent Dressee sur les Nouvelles Relations Decouvertes et Observations Western Hemisphere - America
Jean Baptiste Nolin
1811
A
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Very handsome map of the Americas decorated with a large title cartouche depicting two Indians smoking a peace pipe and preparing smoke signals. The cartouche is embellished with huge flowering plants that conveniently obscure the northwest coast of North America. However, an inset at bottom completes the picture with the Delisle/Buache theories of an Northwest Passage. This is a later e...
66 America Western Hemisphere - America
H.S. Tanner
1823
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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A handsome map that shows the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay, and from the Sandwich Isles to the western fringes of Europe and Africa. In North America, the United States is shown with its current northern border until the Pacific Northwest at which point it shows neither United States nor British claims, as this region was jointly occupied during this period. Alaska is s...


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