Auction 170, Lot 345

"[Lot of 2] Carte de la Partie du Milieu de l'Amerique [and] Mexico or New Spain New Mexico &c.",

Subject: Central America, Southern United States, Northern South America

Period: 1715-42 (circa)


Color: Black & White

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A. Carte de la Partie du Milieu de l'Amerique, by (Capt.) William Dampier, circa 1715 (11.1 x 6.1"). This chart shows part of the route of William Dampier's first circumnavigation voyage in the 1680s with his passage across the isthmus of Panama. The map covers the area of northern South America through Central America into what is now the southern United States with Mary-Land, Virginie, Caroline, Floride, and N. Mexique named. There is an inset map detailing the Cape Verde Islands with the route of exploration delineated. On the map California is named as an island although only the southern portion is shown. Lake Parime is prominently located in South America. Not noted in McLaughlin. From the French edition of Dampier's New Voyage Round the World. Condition: Strong, dark impression with light offsetting and a very faint dampstain along the middle fold. (B+)

B. Mexico or New Spain New Mexico &c., by John Cowley, from A New and Easy Introduction to the Study of Geography..., circa 1742 (5.1 x 2.8"). This small but detailed map shows parts of the southern United States and the entirety of Mexico and Central America. Within the United States, the mouth of the Mississippi, Florida, New Mexico, Great Teguayo, Corpus Christi, and Santa Fe are among the notable places named. The southern tip of Baja California is located, and parts of Jamaica and Cuba are depicted, including Havana. Place names line the coasts of Mexico and Central America as well as the interior. A compass rose orients the north to the top left. Published in Johann Huebner's A New and Easy Introduction to the Study of Geography.... Reference: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #197-30. Condition: Fine. (A+)



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Estimate: $250 - $325

Sold for: $160

Closed on 11/14/2018