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  • Antique Maps of Central America
    and access to the cartographic documents in Paris Bonne was able to compile maps containing some of the most up to date information of his time This map is a good example of his work including precisely drawn coastal profiles and details and considerable inland information on orography rivers towns and political boundaries 125 Daniel Lizars Mexico Guatimala Edinburgh D Lizars ca 1826 15 7 9 x 19 1 2 Engraving Original hand color A few light spots in margins Else fine condition A brightly colored map of Mexico and Central America by Daniel Lizars New California is named in the top left but little information is shown while New Mexico is clearly indicated along the Rio Grande The border between the United States and Mexico follows the Red River and then the coloring makes it dip down to follow the Rio Grande in what is today western Texas There is a dotted line running north from the Red River following the border as agreed with Spain in the Adam Onàs Treaty of 1819 As another edition of this map shows the region west of this line as belonging to Mexico this might simply have been a mistake by the colorist Detail includes topography rivers towns intendencias and a few roads including one through present day Texas to Nacogdoches The only other settlements in Texas shown are San Antonio and Loredo 975 Central America London SDUK 1842 12 1 4 x 15 1 2 Engraving by J C Walker Original outline hand coloring Full margins Very good condition An early map of Central America by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up to date information and the enhancing of understanding Here they have produced a fine map of southern Mexico and the nations of Central America Coastal information abounds with fine detail 125 J H Colton Central America New York J H Colton Co 1855 12 x 15 Lithograph Original hand color Small chips in extreme margins Else very good condition A lovely map of Central America from Panama to the Yucatan issued around mid century by the Colton cartographic firm of New York At the time this map was produced the British were the dominating external force in the region However with the Gold Rush in 1849 came American interest in trade routes through the area An American by the name of William Walker gained control of Nicaragua His power was over extended resulting in political and military cooperation between the remaining Central American countries Walker was ousted in less than five years Five insets are also included Aspinwall City Panama City the Nicaragua Route Harbor of San Juan de Nicaragua and the Isthmus of Panama 150 J L Hazzard A New Map of Central America Philadelphia Charles Desilver 1856 12 3 4 x 15 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition With decorative border Charles Desilver one of the many publishers working

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  • Antique Maps Of The Caribbean Basin
    Best Authorities From Gentleman s Magazine London June 1759 4 5 8 x 7 1 2 Engraving by J Gibson Very good condition Good detail of the two islands Guadalope in the late spring of 1759 as the English attacked and took the island from the French as part of their on going struggles for colonial supremacy the conflict that in North America was called the French Indian War 175 Richard Mount and Thomas Page A New Correct Chart of the Island of Jamaica with the Bays Harbours Rocks Soundings c Within the baroque title cartouche is the statement Sold by T Mount T Page on Tower Hill From The English Pilot The Fourth Book â West India Navigation London 1767 1789 18 x 26 3 4 neat lines Engraving With a 1 2 margin added to right side Hair margins on sides and full margins on top and bottom Best census is Sellers and VanEe item 1922 based on the atlases in the Library of Congress The English Pilot was an important British sea atlas that remained in publication from 1671 to 1803 There were regular complaints from seamen that it was out of date for changes were slow to appear even as other publishers such as Mount Page took over from John Seller who had started it in 1671 Despite complaints the charts continued to sell because they were inexpensive and captains of small packets or other trading vessels could not afford better The charts were really not always as bad as the sailors claimed and the maps of the Americas being newly drawn and not based on the older charts used for much of Europe were generally better than most The charts from the Pilot were intended as working charts so there was at least a genuine effort to make them accurate This map of Jamaica is quite accurate for its day The island is clearly and relatively well mapped with anchorages and some profiles of inland elevations given This map was issued just at the end of the French Indian war at a time the British were consolidating their possessions in North America and the West Indies It would have thus played an important role in the history of the British merchants and navy in the Americas from this time forward through the American Revolution 900 Thomas Kitchin Carta del Golfo del Messico dell Isole e Paesi adjacenti From Storia d America Italy 1777 1780 12 1 4 x 18 3 4 Engraving Folds as issued and some creasing near folds Otherwise excellent condition DR A map from William Robertson s popular History of America one of the first scholarly histories written of the western hemisphere Once the first edition appeared in 1777 it was almost immediately translated into numerous other languages including Italian This map comes from one of the early Italian editions There is good detail throughout including many settlements and political divisions A note on the Texas coast indicates the spot that LaSalle

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  • Antique World Maps from The Philadelphia Print Shop
    example of the combination of decoration and information for which world maps of the seventeenth century are famous 7 500 Alexis Hubert Jaillot after Nicolas Sanson Mappe Monde Geo Hydrographique au Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux Plans Hemispheres Paris A H Jaillot 1696 21 1 2 x 35 1 2 neat lines plus full and generous margins Engraving with outline hand coloring to map and full color to decorative elements Fine impression Very good condition Framed to archival specifications A striking 17th century map that shows the development of early modern cartography Jaillot in re engraving and publishing the then less widely known work of his compatriot Nicolas Sanson brought French cartography forward to compete with the hitherto unchallenged work of the Dutch This beautiful world map illustrates the beginnings of the precise and scientific mapping associated with the French The decorative flourishes remain strong but they are confined to the elaborate Baroque cartouches North America does not yet have the Mississippi River and tributaries thus missing information from LaSalle of 1682 and the five Great Lakes are present but incomplete The only English colony named is Virginia with the rest designated as regions The major accomplishment of this map is showing the full size of the world using an equal area projection A fine accomplishment by this French mathematician Altogether a map of aesthetic and historic importance 3 800 After Herman Moll A Map of the World on wch Is Delineated the Voyages of Robinson Cruso London 1719 Engraving 7 x 11 7 8 Some very light off set but very good condition This small world map is an unusual and scarce piece which was printed for the second volume of the first edition of Daniel Defoe s Robinson Crusoe The depiction of the world follows Moll s though this map was likely not drawn by Moll himself It follows the commonly understood depiction of the world including a nice example of California as an island What is of particular interest is the connection with Robinson Crusoe A dotted line traces the fictitious voyage based on Alexander Selkirk s experiences during Dampier s voyage and R Crusoes I can seen off the north coast of South America 925 Johann Baptist Homann after Johann Gabriel Dopplemayr Basis Geographiae Recentioris Astronomica Nuremberg J B Homann ca 1730 Engraving 19 x 22 1 2 Original hand color Very good condition An attractive world maps drawn by Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr Doppelmayr was a professor of mathematics in Nuremberg and he wrote on geography astronomy cartography and other mathematical subjects He was also a globe maker and was concerned with bringing scientific ideas to the growing educated public during the Enlightenment Towards that end he collaborated with Nuremberg cartographer Johann Baptist Homann in producing a number of excellent celestial charts and diagrams In 1702 Homann who was appointed Geographer to the Emperor in 1715 founded a map and globe making business which upon his death in 1724 passed on to his son Johann Christoph Homann and then to his heirs who traded under the name of Homann Heirs from 1730 into the nineteenth century This firm came to dominate German cartography and the beautiful production of this world map graphically demonstrates the appeal of the firm s output This map shows the world based on the latest astronomical observations by Dopplemayr The focus is on the outline of the principal landmasses including the then known parts of Australia Of particular interest is the clear depiction of California shown as an island a long lasting cartographic myth which was fairly well proven false by the time this map was issued Along the bottom are vignette scenes of putti engages in the study of geography and astronomy The basis of Dopplemayr s rendering was the longitudinal and latitudinal measurements of major cities around the world and these are listed in tables at top and bottom 1 800 Emanuel Bowen A New and Accurate Map of the World From John Harris Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels London 1744 11 1 4 x 21 1 4 Engraving Narrow margin at left as issued Very good condition This chart of the world on an oval projection appeared in John Harris Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels which included many accounts of explorations that could be followed by the reader on this detailed map Bowen was careful to shown only explored parts of the world so the northwest part of America is blank except for the label Parts Undiscovered The western coast of Australia the southern outline of Tasmania and the western coast of New Zealand all discovered at the time are shown with a shade line on the eastern part of Australia showing a projected coastline there Bowen s map is based on the records of the circumnavigations of Magellan Drake and Anson whose tracks are shown A wonderful document of the state of knowledge about the world prior to Cook s voyages 1 250 Emanuel Bowen A New Correct Chart of all the Known World From John Harris Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca or A Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels London 1744 14 3 8 x 17 7 8 Engraving Narrow margin at top as issued Very good condition Another world map from Harris Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels this a sea chart on the Mercator projection Bowen adds notes throughout of land discovered but not fully explored 850 Tobias Conrad Lotter after Guillaume Delisle Mappa Totius Mundi Augsburg T C Lotter ca 1770 17 7 8 x 25 1 8 Engraving by Lotter Full original hand color to map Good margins Very good condition A double hemisphere map by German cartographer Lotter based on the great Frenchman Guillaume Delisle Considerable information is given including some explorer tracks in the Pacific e g Tasman Magellan le Maire Interestingly this must be one of the latest maps to show the mythical island of Frisland which disappeared from

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  • MAPS OF THE OCEANS and ISLANDS
    Lawrence then descended the Mississippi and finally returned to France by way of Santo Domingo The journal of his voyage was issued in 1744 It was one of the only accurate sources on the interior of North America and it included some fine maps by Jacques Nicolas Bellin Bellin 1703 1772 Hydrographer to the King of France was one of the best French cartographers of the period when the French dominated the cartographic world Using scientific principals and having access to first hand reports from the American interior such as Charlevoix s maps like Bellin s were the best of American from the late sixteenth century to the middle of the next This map shows the eastern part of North America in situation across the Atlantic from Europe Charlevoix s route is indicated and quite accurate information is included of the interior rivers lakes and mountains in North America 350 J B N D Après de Mannevillette Carte Réduite de l Océan Orientale depuis le Cap de Bonne Espérance jusqu à l Isle Formosa Paris 1775 19 1 4 x 27 neat lines plus full margins Engraving Some contemporary manuscript notes and a few small spots Fine impression A large and detailed sea chart depicting the Indian Ocean from the horn of Africa and the Red Sea in the West to China Formosa the Philippines New Guinea and Australia to the East The Mercator projection allows the southern extremities to appear blank however the northern reach is to the tops of the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf then to India Southeast Asia and China This chart was drawn at a time when England and France were expanding their influence on this part of the world as Holland Spain and Portugal were retreating and Italy and its neighbors were pulling back from the Silk Road Here is a very sophisticated sea chart by Jean Baptiste Nicholas Denis d Apres de Mannevillette 1707 1780 who made this for his Supplément au Neptune Oriental ou Routier Général des Côtes des Indes Orientales Paris 1781 A prominent map maker he had published maps in his Le Neptune Oriental as early as 1745 which were repeatedly revised for the next 40 years 850 Emanuel Bowen A New and Accurate Chart of the vast Atlantic or Western Ocean including the Sea Coast of Europe and Africa on the East and the opposite Coast of the Continent of America and the West Indies Islands on the West extending from the Equator to 59 Degrees North Latitude Line engraving London Mount Page 1778 23 1 4 x 30 1 2 neatlines plus complete margins National Maritime Museum Catalogue of the Library p 490 Excellent For over a hundred years the atlas known as The English Pilot continued to be published amid complaints from seamen that it was out of date Changes were slow to appear even as Mount Page took over from John Seller who had started it in 1671 Despite complaints the charts continued to sell

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  • MAPS OF THE POLES
    This firm was to go on to become the largest and most important cartographic publishing firms in the world run by his sons Cornelis until his death in 1642 and Joan The maps issued by the Blaeu firm are known for their fine engraving coloring and design and have been called the highest expression of Dutch cartographical art This map of the North Pole is a very close copy by Blaeu of Jansson s map cf above though with Blaeu s altered decorative motifs Rhumb lines compass roses here highlighted with gold leaf ship vignettes and decorative cartouches grace all parts of the map a decorative and historical gem 1 600 J H Colton New York G W C B Colton Co 1855 15 7 8 x 13 Lithograph Very good condition Lovely maps of the Poles issued around mid century by the Colton cartographic firm of New York Finely detailed documents showing the extent of knowledge at the time up to and within the Arctic and Antarctic Circles Northern Regions 95 Southern Regions 95 North Polar Chart Philadelphia W M Bradley Bro 1889 Folio Lithograph Original hand color Tears along top center fold reinforced with archival tape Else very

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  • Antique Maps of Europe
    it is the first uniform and systematic collection of maps of the whole world based only on contemporary knowledge since the days of Ptolemy In the sixteenth century there was a great increase in interest in maps and charts and Ortelius as a businessman with a passion for history and cartography was at the forefront in meeting this demand Through his collecting and his antiques business Ortelius was able to research contemporary maps becoming the greatest expert of his day in the bibliography of maps Ortelius based his work on the best maps available drawing all the maps himself with the celebrated Frans Hogenberg cutting most of the plates Unlike other atlas makers Ortelius cited the authors of the original maps from which he compiled his work Thus it is not only for his unprecedented achievement in issuing the first modern atlas but also for his thoughtful and rigorous methodology that Ortelius belongs amongst the first rank of cartographers He is very aptly called the father of modern cartography 650 Girolamo Porro after Giovanni Magini Germania Cologne Peter Keschedt 1597 From Giovanni Magini s Geographiae Universaetum Tum Veteris Tum Novae 5 x 6 5 8 Engraving Full margins Very good condition Girolamo Porro s modern rendition of Germany issued in Giovanni Magini s translation of Ptolemy s Geography Rivers and towns appear with a good degree of accuracy The decorative features of the map include bold calligraphy and illustrated mountains cities and forests A nice early map of Germany from the end of the sixteenth century 175 Go to listing of maps of Germany Maps by Gerard Mercator From the Mercator Hondius Atlas Amsterdam Jodocus Hondius 1613 Engravings Excellent full original color Very good condition except as noted Latin text on verso Gerard Mercator 1512 1594 ranks as one of the greatest cartographers in history not only for the extremely fine maps he produced but also for the innovations which he introduced into cartographic science Until the end of the sixteenth century Ptolemy s concept of depicting sections of the world in trapezoidal configurations like gores from a globe had predominated Mercator however stated that small sections of the earth were not significantly distorted toward the poles if longitude lines were represented as parallel by squares or rectangles The development of the Mercator projection which became the established convention was particularly important for the improvements it allowed in navigational methods Jodocus Hondius 1563 1611 who shared a vision similar to Mercator s took up Mercator s ambitious project after the latter s death purchasing Mercator s plates in 1604 and publishing a series of editions of the Mercator Hondius Atlas beginning in 1606 This series of constantly updated atlases reflected Hondius continued pursuit of geographical knowledge and craftsmanship in order to produce a superior work This series of maps are superb with bright original hand coloring Hungaria 14 1 2 x 17 1 2 750 Brabantia Gulick et Cleve 13 1 2 x 18 1 4 Old manuscript in margin

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  • Antique Maps of France
    Comitatus Burgundiæ tam in Primarias Eius Præfecturas quam in Minores earundem Balliviat From Atlas Liber die Gantze Welt Nuremberg Homann Heirs 1730 22 1 2 x 18 7 8 Engraving Full original hand color Narrow margins with considerable wear Image and color good Overall very good condition While the French and then the English generally dominated the cartographic world in the eighteenth century the Homann firm from Nuremberg Germany was producing many influential maps and atlases during this time The firm was founded about 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann who was appointed Geographer to the Emperor in 1715 In 1724 upon J B Homann s death the company passed on to his son Johann Christoph Homann and then to his heirs who traded under the name of Homann Heirs from 1730 into the nineteenth century The maps from this atlas are typical of the detailed bold and romantic style of the Homann cartographic output Of the Homann style particularly important is the use of cartouches with surrounding vignettes signifying important characteristics of the country in question In general these are large and attractive maps This map of Burgundy is typical with two lovely bold cartouches and strong engraving and color 250 Johann Baptist Homann Totius Regna Galliae sive Franciae Tabula novissime revisa multisque locis augmentata a Ioh Babt Homann Norimberge Nuremberg Homann Heirs 1720 40 19 x 22 1 4 neatlines Engraving Full original hand color Full margins Image and color strong A few small stains in margins Overall excellent condition While the French and then the English generally dominated the cartographic world in the eighteenth century the Homann firm from Nuremberg Germany was producing many influential maps and atlases during this time The firm was founded about 1702 by Johann Baptist Homann who was appointed Geographer to the Emperor in 1715 In 1724 upon J B Homann s death the company passed on to his son Johann Christoph Homann and then to his heirs who traded under the name of Homann Heirs from 1730 into the nineteenth century The maps from this atlas are typical of the detailed bold and romantic style of the Homann cartographic output Of the Homann style particularly important is the use of cartouches with surrounding vignettes signifying important characteristics of the country in question These are large and attractive maps This map of France is typical with a lovely bold cartouche and strong engraving and color 750 An Accurate Map of France Drawn from the Sieur Robert with Improvements From The New Geographical Dictionary London 1759 7 3 4 x 11 1 8 Engraving by G Rollos Very good condition A fine easy to read small map of France published for an English readership Informative and clear 50 Jean Janvier From Atlas Moderne Paris Jean Lattré J Thomas 1762 Each ca 12 1 4 x 17 1 2 Engraving by Lattré Original outline color Very good condition Jean Janvier was a French cartographer who worked in Paris in the latter part of the eighteenth century Among his output were some fine maps which appeared in Jean Lattré s Atlas Moderne This atlas contained maps of all parts of the world engraved by Lattrà the Graveur Ordinaire du Roi Janvier s maps contained the best information available at the time done with typical French precision and care The maps have finely etched title cartouches showing symbols of French history and arts in the lower left corners Le Royaume de France Divisé par Gouvernements Militaires 250 La France divisée par Gouvernements Militaires par Mr Rizzi Zannoni Printed on two sheets 250 Rigobert Bonne La France par Generalités From Bonne s Atlas de toutes les parties connues du Globe Terrestre Paris 1780 8 3 8 x 12 5 8 Engraving Very good condition Rigobert Bonne was the Royal Hydrographer of France so his primary interest was in marine charts However with his Royal connections and access to the cartographic documents in Paris Bonne was able to compile maps containing some of the most up to date information of his time The detail is clearly presented and fascinating to study This is a fine French map from just before the French Revolution 50 Samuel Dunn France divided into its Military Governments London Robert Sayer 1786 12 x 17 Engraving Original hand color Light spots and offsetting else very good condition A handsome British map of France by Samuel Dunn d 1794 Besides being a mapmaker Dunn was a sometimes publisher of maps and atlases a mathematician and teacher who advertised his profession as S Dunn Teacher of the Mathematicks London Boards Young Gentlemen Teacheth Penmanship Merch ts Acc ts Navigation Fortification Astronomy c Chelsea Dunn s mathematical inclinations are demonstrated on the precision of this fine map which shows the entire nation across the Channel and the surrounding regions Topography and political features are precisely engraved Overall a fine example of British map making from the period 225 John Cary London J Cary 1799 1806 Each ca 18 x 20 1 4 Folio Engraving Original hand color Full margins Very good condition Two highly detailed maps of France published seven years apart by John Cary ca 1754 1835 the founder of the famous English cartographic firm From about mid way through the eighteenth century British cartographers were the best in the world and the maps produced by Cary are good examples of the quality they achieved Detail is copious and precisely delineated including mountains roads rivers towns lakes and political divisions Each province or department is colored in a contrasting pastel shade which makes this a crisp attractive map Two fine maps of France from the turn of the nineteenth century A New Map of France divided into Departments as decreed by the National Assembly MDCCXC 1799 375 A New Map of France agreeable to its Division into Provinces as previous to the Revolution 1806 325 From Robert Wilkinson s General Atlas of the World Quarters Empires Kingdoms States etc with Appropriate Tables London 1812 Ca 8 3

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  • Antique Regional Maps of France
    at lower edge of image Soft crease on right side Gastronomic claims to fame include Cahors wine Rocamadour goat cheese and black truffles 250 Another example uncolored 150 Rheim Dioecese de Rheims et le Pais de Rethel Par Iean Iubreien Chalonnois Small color loss in cartouche where pages stuck together with corresponding mark opposite Light stain in lower corners just extending into image Noted for its architecturally important Gothic cathedral 250 Another example uncolored 150 Saint Ange Xaintonge et Anjumois Scattered light spots in margins Now part of Charente this region is famous for foie gras Cognac and Pineau des Charente 300 Another example uncolored 150 Sarlat Dioecesis Sarlatensis Vernacule Le Dioecese de Sarlat Area around the lovely village of Sarlat in the Dordogne region 250 Another example uncolored 150 Touraine Ducatus Turonensis Perlustratus et descriptus ab Isaaco Franco Aedili Regio et in ea Provincia Viarum Magistro Waterstain in lower right corner a few scattered small stains A region famous for its wine including Chinon Saumur Bourgeuil and Sauvignon 300 Another example uncolored 150 Valois Valesium Ducatus Valois Light spots in margins Former Duchy and then appanage of the royal house of Valois 250 Another example uncolored 150 Vermandois Cappelle Descriptio Veromanduorum Gallice Vermandois with Gouvernement de la Cappelle Spots in margins 250 Another example uncolored 150 Maps by Alexis Hubert Jaillot Paris A Hubert Jaillot Double folio maps Engravings Excellent original hand color Very good condition Alexis Hubert Jaillot c 1632 1712 from Paris was one of the leading cartographers of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth century Born in Saint Claude Franche Comté Jaillot tained as a sculptor and set out for Paris in 1657 In 1664 he married Jeanne daughter of the map publisher Nicolas Berey In 1668 Jaillot took ownership of his father in law s firm and continued to publish his material Much of Jaillot s output was based on the maps of Nicolas Sanson many of whose maps he reissued in the tradition of scientific cartography His maps are all finely detailed the information being based on the most current first hand geographic data available These maps are typical of Jaillot s output La Generalité de Paris Paris A Hubert Jaillot 1700 Map in two parts each double folio top 16 7 8 x 25 1 2 bottom 16 1 2 x 25 1 2 Original hand color Very good condition The top half of the map shows Paris and extends from Rouen to Rheims from Chartres to Chalons sur Marne The bottom half extends from Orleans to Bar and from Nemours to Nevers The title cartouche at bottom left consists of a pair of swans flanking the royal arms and Minerva and Mercury bearing their usual accouterments Distance scale bars are shown at bottom right on a drape presented by Mercury 450 La Generalité de Moulins Paris A Hubert Jaillot 1700 Double folio 18 x 25 3 8 Original hand color Very good condition 175 Four contiguous regional maps of northeastern France No

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