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Browsing North America.  Displaying records 1 - 22.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
58 Americae Nova Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Willem Blaeu
1642
B+
$5,500.00  
Blaeu's Stunning Carte-a-Figures Map of the Americas

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This stunning carte-a-figures map is a superb example of the fine art of decorative cartography and a seventeenth-century European view of the New World. The coastal outlines generally follow Ortelius and Wytfliet with nomenclature from a variety of explorers and colonists. Panels at sides, each with five portraits of the native inhabitants, were taken from John White (Virginia), Hans Sta...
59 America Western Hemisphere - America
Speed/Kaerius
1646
A
$450.00  

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This map appeared in the miniature Speed atlas, A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, published by William Humble. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere, the map was based on the folio map by Abraham Goos in 1626. California is shown as an island with a flat northern coastline and a number of place names along the coast. There is no French presence noted in North America, a...
60 Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Nicolas Visscher
1658
B+
$1,600.00  

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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,...
61 Carte de l'Amerique Corrigee et Augmentee; Dessus Toutes les Aultres cy Devant Faictes par P. Bertius Western Hemisphere - America
Bertius/Tavernier
1662
B
$750.00  
Rare Derivative of Hondius' Influential Map

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This rare derivative of Hondius' influential map of 1618 is a reduced version of a map of the same title by Petrus Bertius & Melchior Tavernier (1627). The map improves on Hondius by completing the coastline of Tierra del Fuego. California is still shown as a peninsula, although the Baja Peninsula is now isolated by two oddly crossed rivers, opening the possibility that it may be an island. The...
62 Mappa Fluxus et Refluxus Rationes in Isthmo American, in Freto Magellanico, Caeterisque Americae Litoribus Exhibens Western Hemisphere - America
A. Kircher
1682
A
$600.00  

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Very unusual map depicting all of South America and most of North America. The map is totally devoid of political detail with the exception of the floating city of Mexico, shown a bit too far north, and California is named. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes in South America. A huge crater lake, probably Lake Titicaca although it is situated too far n...
63 America Western Hemisphere - America
Robert Morden
1693
B+
$350.00  

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Morden's small map of the western hemisphere shows the island of California on the second Sanson model. There is little detail in the interior of North America with only a few cities and states named. The entire region west of the Mississippi River is labeled Nova Mexicana while Mexico and Central America are Nova Hispania. Only two of the Great Lakes are shown, and the nor...
64 Recentissima Novi Orbis, sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Carel Allard
1700
B+
$1,600.00  
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...
65 Totius Americae Descriptio Nova Western Hemisphere - America
Peter Conrad Monath
1758
B+
$600.00  

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This attractive, scarce map showing an insular California was published later than most maps that show this cartographic myth. Nearly all cartographers stop showing it in this fashion after 1740. The map is rife with older terminology, including Nova Albion in California, which is shown with two bays on the northern coastline per the second Sanson model. Nova Francia and Lo...
66 Mappe Monde Hemisphere Occidental Western Hemisphere - America
Anonymous
1762
A
$120.00  

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This miniature hemisphere map includes a good amount of detail for its size. In North America, the region east of the Mississippi is labeled Nle. Angleterre, Louisiane and Floride, while the region to the west is labeled Nouveau Mexique. The only cities noted are New Orleans, Louisbourg, and Quebec. The oceans are filled with tiny islands.
67 Nieuwe Kaart van America Western Hemisphere - America
Isaac Tirion
1765
A+
$300.00  

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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...
68 [On 6 Sheets] A Chart of North and South America, Including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa, and Asia Western Hemisphere - America
Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett
1775
B
$2,750.00  
One of the Most Important American Maps of the Latter Part of the Eighteenth Century

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This important American map was compiled in 1753 by Braddock Meade, one of the most intriguing figures in British cartographic history as well as an extremely gifted mapmaker. Working under the alias John Green after serving time for defrauding an Irish heiress, he compiled many of Thomas Jefferys' most important maps. It was partly designed to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache’s map of th...
69 [On 4 Sheets] 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+
$1,200.00  
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...
70 Western Hemisphere Western Hemisphere - America
James Wyld
1829
B+
$160.00  

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This handsome map depicts the Americas in fine detail and extends to include many small islands in the Pacific, New Zealand, and a portion of the Russian Far East. In North America, Texas is still part of Mexico and not identified by name. Alaska is noted as a Russian Possession. The mythical Lake Parime is located in South America.
71 Carte de l'Amerique Dressee par G. Delisle et Ph. Buache... Western Hemisphere - America
Delisle/Dezauche
1830
A
$350.00  

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Dezauche, the successor to the Delisle cartographic firm, issued this re-engraved version of the Delisle's famous map of the Americas that was first published in 1722. The map has been extensively updated through numerous revisions. This one includes the information from Cook's discoveries in the Northwest and Alaska in an inset and the decorative cartouches have been replaced with the simpler l...
72 North & South America; for the Elucidation of the Abbe Gaultiers Geographical Games Western Hemisphere - America
Jehoshaphat Aspin
1848
A
$130.00  

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This is a very unusual and interesting map with a large inset of the eastern United States that extends just beyond the Mississippi River. Part of Gaultier's "Geographical Games," the map includes no place names. It would be paired with an identical map with place names, and students would have to see if they could identify various locations. The U.S.-Mexico border pre-dates the Gadsen Purchase...
73 [Lot of 2] North America [and] South America Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1850
B+
$350.00  

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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...
74 Western Hemisphere Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1851
B+
$200.00  

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A finely rendered hemispheric map that is among the most decorative maps produced in the 19th century. It is decorated with numerous beautiful vignettes by Warren, featuring whales, natives, and indigenous animals, all surrounded by a fancy vine-style border. The map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, and the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic. While Texas ha...
75 Mondo Nuovo Colonial North America
Tomaso Porcacchi
1604
B+
$700.00  

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First state of this charming copper engraved map of the continent based on the Paolo Forlani map. The continent is depicted with a vastly elongated extension of the eastern seaboard and a rather odd bulge in the California peninsula with Giapan (Japan) just offshore. The map has a stippled engraved sea in the Italian style and is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose an...
76 Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson... Colonial North America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1669
A
$2,400.00  
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...
77 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
A
$200.00  

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This charming miniature map depicts the continent with the island of California shown only to about the 40 degrees north. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and called Mer Douce and there is a north-south range of mountains called Mont de Suala. A drape-style cartouche adorns the title. French text on verso.

See also lot 769 for John Leighly's rare classic ...
78 America Borealis Multis in Locis Dei Matrem Colit & Honorat, et Haec suis Cultoribus Multos Favores & Beneficia Praestat Colonial North America
Scherer
1699
B+
$750.00  

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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. This richly engraved map shows the island of California with a large, central mountain range. It shows the Mississippi River originating in two large lakes in present-day Canada, and the island of California is depicted with an indented top coast on the l...
79 Americque Septentrionale par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1715
A
$700.00  

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This is a charming little map of North America with California as an island embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. California is shown with an indented northern coastline in the Foxe form. The detached coastline to the northwest of California is named Terre de Iesso ou Ieco, rather than reflecting Sanson's earlier belief that it was an extension of the American continent. Th...


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