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Canada and the Great Lakes, with the mythical Rivière Longue.

Canada Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Canada Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France..

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map of Canada from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Black and white strap work title cartouche [as issued].
The influential map after Guillaume De l'Isle shows an accurate depiction, for the time, of the Great Lakes, Eastern Canada and New England; numerous trading posts and missions of New France and the major towns of the adjacent British colonies are labeled.
The map features a number of notes specifically referring to the names of explorers and the dates in which they discovered certain places such as Baffin's Bay, Davis Strait, &c
The area around Hudson Bay is divided into that inhabited by Christinaux or Kilistinonsand Labrador as Eskimaux. Baffins Island is named James Island or Isle de Jacques, whilst Greenland appears possibly to be joined to the continent at the Baye de Tho. Smith.
The depiction of the upper Mississippi and Ohio basins is also quite detailed, noting the position of the French fort of St. Louis or Crevecouer near the present-day site of Peoria, Illinois.
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the map is the description and portrayal of the Rivière Longue,one of the most sensational and enduring cartographic misconceptions ever devised. This imaginary river was reported to flow from the Pays des Gnacsitares in the far west, promising the best route through the interior of the continent. A short distance over some mountains lies a long salt water lake, that is supposedly connected to the Pacific Ocean. It is a product of the imagination of the Baron Lahontan, an entertaining and roguish French adventurer, whose best-selling travel narrative Nouveaux voyages dans l'Amérique septentrionale(1703) convinced many of the world's greatest intellects of the existence of this mythical waterway. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light crease near centre fold;old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:105; Schwartz and Ehrenburg, p.141. 510 by 615mm (20 by 24¼ inches).    €1500
Stock No. 3054 - Americas full description

Saint Domingo, Hispaniola.

Insulæ S, Dominicæ Tabula Accuraetissima. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Insulæ S, Dominicæ Tabula Accuraetissima. Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Dressee en 1722 pour l'usage du Roy sur les memoires de Mr. Frezier Ingenieur de S.M. et autres assujettis aux Observations Astronomiques ..
Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier Dated 1722 to cartouche but c1741
Copper engraved map or chart of of the island of Hispaniola showing St. Domingo from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Black and white strap work title cartouche [as issued].
The map after Guillaume De l'Isle shows the whole island in detail; the Western half [ now Haiti was ] taken by the French in 1659, whilst the Eastern half remained Hispaniola under the control of the Spanish, [ now the Dominican Republic].
Saint-Domingue was a French colony on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola from 1659 to 1804. The French mainly Buccaneers had established themselves on the western portion of the islands of Hispaniola and Tortuga by 1659. In the Treaty of Ryswick of 1697, Spain formally recognized French control of Tortuga island and the western third of the island of Hispaniola.

The map also shows the Eastern tip of Cuba and the nearby islands; with borders indicated between. 2 compass roses and rhumb lines have been added making it more of a sea chart. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:116. 515 by 627mm (20¼ by 24¾ inches).    €600
Stock No. 3058 - Americas full description

Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia and part of Florida.

Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgiaand part of Florida. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgiaand part of Florida. Carte de la Louisiane, Maryland, Virginie, Caroline, Georgie avec une Partie de la Floride.
Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier Dated 1758 in title
Copper engraved map of the South Eastern states of America from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Original map by Covens & Mortier, based upon the D'Anville's map of the North America published in 1755, showing Louisiana, Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Georgia and part of Florida.

D'Anville's map is significantly different than Mitchell's map of 1755. Most notably, the course of the Ohio River is substantially different than Mitchell's map, as are the River Cherakis and River Ouabache, two of its primary tributaries. The course of the Missouri River and the Appalachicola River is also noticeably different. Cummings notes that the map shows the Indian Settlements between the Appalachians and the Mississippi River, unlike the Mitchell. It also shows the Grenville Line in North Carolina, but not the division between North & South Carolina. The treatment of the east coast from St. Augustine to Delaware Bay is very detailed, as is the treatment of the Chesapeake, Maryland and Virginia. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; 2 short tears to upper blank margin outside platemark ,near centre fold, repaired to verso; old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:113; Cumming 316 (curiously referencing Sepp as the maker--Sepp is listed as the engraver in the lower left corner). 485 by 602mm (19 by 23¾ inches).    €1300
Stock No. 3056 - Americas full description

Martinique.

Martinique. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Martinique. Carte de l'Isle de la Martinique Colonie Françoise de l'une des Isles Antilles de l'Amerique..
Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map or chart of of the island of Martinique from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Black and white strap work descritive key cartouche [as issued].
The map after Guillaume De l'Isle and Phillippe BUACHE shows the island divided into 3 areas, by different colours , representing the 3 different religious orders: the Dominicans to the North [ yellow] with the port of La Trinité ; the Capuchins to the South East [pink] with the town and Fort of St. Pierre and the Jesuits to the West [green] with Fort Royale. 2 compass roses and rhumb lines . Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light soiling; old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:118. 480 by 600mm (19 by 23½ inches).    €500
Stock No. 3059 - Americas full description

North America.

North America. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. North America. L'Amerique Septrionale.

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier 1757
Copper engraved map of of North America from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Black and white strap work title cartouche [as issued]. Inset at top left of upper Hudson Bay and Baffin's Bay with Greenland connected to the continent. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper, short centre fold split at lower margin with old repair to verso and lower margin; crease in right half from bay of Panama north to Carolina. old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:104. 468 by 610mm (18½ by 24 inches).    €1500
Stock No. 3053 - Americas full description

Mexico and Florida, the English Territories and the Islands of the Carribean.

Tabula Geographica Mexicæ et Floridæ &c. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. Tabula Geographica Mexicæ et Floridæ &c. Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Teres Angloises et des Antilles. du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississsipi.

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier Dated 1722 in cartouche
Copper engraved map of Canada from Covens & Mortier's " Nieuwe Atlas, Inhoudennde vier Gedeeltens der Waereld.. " Original full wash colour; verso blank.
Black and white strap work title cartouche and mile scale [as issued].
The map after Guillaume De l'Isle actually engraved by his father, Claude, also a cartographer.was first published in 1703 and is the first printed map to accurately depict the course, mouth and delta of the Mississippi River.
The Missouri River is also shown. Includes many sea routes across the Gulf of Mexico and between the islands.

De L'Isle drew the map from the reports brought back to France from the survivor's of the La Salle expedition into the interior of North America.
In 1682, René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was the first European to travel from the Great Lakes down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville would travel up the Mississippi to Biloxi in 1699 & 1700, On his third voyage in February 1701, he built a fort at Mobile. He left Louisiana for the last time in April 1702. His brother Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville founded New Orleans in 1718.

De L'Isle's map also includes greater accuracy in the Great Lakes region and in its depiction of English settlements along the East Coast.

One of the most important and influential maps of the region during the early 18th Century. Dark impression; bright full wash colour; printed on heavy paper; light soiling.old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:114. 485 by 602mm (19 by 23¾ inches).    €1500
Stock No. 3055 - Americas full description

Martinique.

The Island of Martinique. de Fer, Nicolas The Island of Martinique. "Isle de la Martinique." Paris de Fer, Nicolas 1704
Copper engraved map of Martinique from Nicolas de Fer's "Alas Curieux", Original colour; verso blank.
Detailed map engraved by P Starckman, with long key identifying 63 places of interest Dark impression; upper margin trimmed to plate mark; crease to lower right corner;ink number to upper right corner.
261 by 364mm (10¼ by 14¼ inches).    €280
Stock No. 2037 - Americas full description

The Americas.

America North and South Newly represented... Homann, Johann Baptist America North and South Newly represented... "Totius Americae Septrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Representatio quam ex singulis Geographorum Tabulis collecta luci publicae accommodavit .." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist c1720
Copper engraved map of the continent of America by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas". Original colour, verso blank.
Decorative title cartouche and vignette showing native Americans and the fauna and flora of the country, with another cartouche surrounding a description of discoveries, black and white as issued. The title cartouche is based upon De Fer's landmark map of 1699. The top cartouche is based upon De L'Isle's 1703 map of Canada. The 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 Pais de Moozemleck, and a hint of a hoped for Northwest Passage is beginning to take shape. The Great Lakes are taking shape, being actively explored by the French fur traders and Hudson Bay Company. Good dark impression, generally bright and clean; slight soiling to lower corners; short centrefold split at lower margin [40m just entering scale lines with old tape repair to verso]; slight unobtrusive vertical crease to right of centrefold.
490 by 583mm (19¼ by 23 inches).    €1600
Stock No. 2529 - Americas full description

The Americas.

America Homann, Johann Baptist America "Totius Americae Septrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Representatio quam ex singulis Geographorum Tabulis collecta luci publicae accommodavit .." Nuremberg Homann, Johann Baptist c1720
Copper engraved map of the continent of America by Johann Bapt. Homann from his "Grosser Atlas" . Original colour, verso blank.
Decorative title cartouche and vignette showing native Americans and the fauna and flora of the country,with another cartouche surrounding description of discoveries, black and white as issued. The title cartouche is based upon De Fer's landmark map of 1699. The top cartouche is based upon De L'Isle's 1703 map of Canada. The 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 Pais de Moozemleck, and a hint of a hoped for Northwest Passage is beginning to take shape. The Great Lakes are taking shape, being actively explored by the French fur traders and Hudson Bay Company. Good impression; old rust marks to upper margin (from a paperclip) just entering scale; small hole to left of these in blank margin; small rust spot east of the Solomon islands.
490 by 583mm (19¼ by 23 inches).    €1300
Stock No. 2059 - Americas full description

Islands of the West Indies: Martinique and Dominica.

Martinique; the bay at Fort Royal and Dominica. John Thomson Martinique; the bay at Fort Royal and Dominica. "Martinico; Dominica; Cul de Sac Royal." Edinburgh, London & Dublin John Thomson;Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy; John Cumming. 1817
Copper engraved map showing Martinique and Dominica from Thomson's "A New General Atlas." Original outline colour; verso blank.
The large map shows the two islands engraved on one plate. The map of Martinique includes an inset map of the bay at Fort Royal.
The map served as the source for Fielding Lucas.

In 1635, Pierre Belain d'Esnambuc, French governor of the island of St. Kitts, landed in the harbour of St. Pierre with 150 French settlers after being driven off St. Kitts by the English. D'Esnambuc claimed Martinique for the French King Louis XIII and the French "Compagnie des Îles de l'Amérique" (Company of the American Islands), and established the first European settlement at Fort Saint-Pierre (now St. Pierre).
In 1636, the indigenous Caribs rose against the settlers to drive them off the island in the first of many skirmishes. The French successfully repelled the natives and forced them to retreat to the eastern part of the island, on the Caravelle Peninsula in the region then known as the Capesterre. When the Carib revolted against French rule in 1658, the Governor Charles Houel de Petit-Pré retaliated with war against them. Many were killed; those who survived were taken captive and expelled from the island. Some Carib had fled to Dominica or St. Vincent, where the French agreed to leave them at peace. Good impression, generally clean & bright; slight very light offsetting; tiny paper faults to left blank margin,and slight thinning in the image of Martinique; tiny pinprick to centrefold; upper general title in margin just shaved;old ink number to upper right corner.
540 by 645mm (21¼ by 25½ inches).to plate mark.    €250
Stock No. 2561 - Americas full description


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