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The Antilles.

The Antilles Islands. After Bonne Rigobert The Antilles Islands. "Aanhangzel tot de Antilles Eilenden. Uit de Engelische Kaarten Getrokken." Amsterdam? Unknown C1780
Copper engraved Map of the Antilles after Rigobert Bonne. Text in Dutch; verso blank Original old outline colour.
The map is a Dutch version of the map that appears in Raynal's" Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dressé pour l'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Établissemens et du Commerce des Européens dans les Deux Indes, "1780.
Essentially 10 maps in one. Uppermost map is the largest and details the region from Porto Rico to St. Martin, encompassing the Virgin Islands. Nine smaller maps include: Barbados, St. Christopher, Antigua, Dominica, St. Lucia, Barbuda, St. Vincent, Granada, and Tobago. All identify important towns, ports, and topographical features. Cartographically these maps are based on English nautical charts of the period. Good impression, clean and bright.
341 by 230mm (13½ by 9 inches).    €175
Stock No. 2036 - Americas full description

Miniature Map of Hispaniola

Description de Hispaniola Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Description de Hispaniola" Hispaniola. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of Hispaniola from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " French text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The map shows the island of Hispaniola present day Haiti and Dominican Republic with part of Eastern Cuba.
Banner title cartouche; fighting ships and fish to sea. Dark impression.
Koeman: Lan 11. 98 by 134mm (3¾ by 5¼ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2931 - Americas full description

Miniature Map of Peru.

Descriptio Peruviæ Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Descriptio Peruviæ" Peru. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved map of Peru from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " Latin text to verso describing the succeeding map. Dark impression.
Koeman: Lan 11. 100 by 135mm (4 by 5¼ inches).    €120
Stock No. 2932 - Americas full description

Potosi, Bolivia

Descriptio Nova Hispaniæ Bertius, Petrus/ Pieter. Petrus Kaerius/Pieter van der Keere; Jodicus Hondius. "Descriptio Nova Hispaniæ" Peru. Amsterdam Jodicus Hondius Jr. 1616
Copper engraved view of Potosi, Bolivia from Petrus Bertius' "Tabularum geographicum contractarum libri septum. " Latin text to verso describing the succeeding map.
The view shows the town of Potosí at the foot of the Cerro de Potosí, sometimes referred to as the Cerro Rico "rich mountain", it was popularly believed to be made of silver ore. The Cerro Rico is the reason for Potosí's historical importance, since it was the major supply of silver for Spain during the period of the New World Spanish Empire. Dark impression.
Koeman: Lan 11. 100 by 128mm (4 by 5 inches).    €80
Stock No. 2933 - Americas full description

Brazil

Die Landstschafft Brasilien Bleau, Johannes. "Die Landstschafft Brasilien" "Brasilia..." Amsterdam: Johannem Blaeu. 1647
Copper engraved map of Brazil from Johannes Blaeu's " Nouvus Atlas Das ist Welt-berschreibung.."Vol 2 . Coloured; German text to verso.
Oriented with west at the top this is Blaeu's second map of Brazil; many details around the coast, whilst the interior is mainly empty with a few conjectural features.
Decorative title cartouche and scale in each corner; compass roses and ships to sea . Generally a good impression with, probably, later hand colour; short split to lower centre fold [approx 7mm] repaired with archival tape to verso; a couple of spots to blank margins.
Koeman:Bl 34: O [12]. 386 by 492mm (15¼ by 19¼ inches).    €800
Stock No. 2530 - Americas full description

Venezuela, South America.

Venezuela. Bleau, Willem and Johannes. Venezuela. "Venezuela cum parte Australi Novæ Andalusiæ.." Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].
Copper engraved map of Venezuela from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas"Vol 2 .'This edition ... is a much more advanced one than the edition of 1638/1640. The text has been reset' (Van der Krogt) Original outline colour; French text to verso.
The map also shows the Windward Islands; the Leeward Antilles : Aruba ,Bonaire & Curaçao; and Trinidad & Tobago; compass rose and two sailing ships in the Pacific Ocean, animals to interior of country. Bright and clean; light toning to edges of blank margins.
Van der Krogt II, p.150 and 2:212.2 ;Koeman:Bl 17: O [52]. 380 by 490mm (15 by 19¼ inches).    €500
Stock No. 1826 - Americas full description

New Grenade: Columbia, Panama, Equador and Venezuela.

De la Terre Ferme, & du nouveau Royaume de Granade & de Popayan Bleau, Willem and Johannes. De la Terre Ferme, & du nouveau Royaume de Granade & de Popayan "Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan.." Amsterdam: Johannes and Cornelius Blaeu. 1640 [but 1643-1645].
Copper engraved map of Columbia from the 2nd edition of Blaeu's " Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas"Vol 2 Original outline colour; French text to verso.
The map shows the Kingdom of of New Grenade which is the old name for the area roughly corresponding to present-day states of Colombia, Panama, Venezuela and Ecuador; Popayan being a province thereof. Good detail of the courses of the rivers Magdallena and St Marthe.
Strapwork title cartouche and scale; compass roses to sea. Good impression; printed slightly crooked on page; some scattered spotting mainly to blank margins, a couple within plate.
Koeman:Bl 17: M [51]. 380 by 490mm (15 by 19¼ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2569 - Americas full description

Cusco, Peru.

Cusco, Peru. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Cusco, Peru. " Cusco, Regni Peru In Novo Orbe Caiut. ". Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved view of the Inca capital Cusco. Peru from the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " Original full colour; verso blank
The view shows the city of Cusco, the palace and temple, with a procession in the foreground of an Inca King, possibly Atahualpa, being carried aloft on a covered throne by his subjects. Good impression; toned with some damp staining and soiling to blank margins; side margins trimmed to platemark, as it has been divided from the view of Mexico city on one side.
KeomanII; B&H1/58 273 by 237mm (10¾ by 9¼ inches).    €500
Stock No. 2571 - Americas full description

Mexico City.

Tennochtitlan, Mexico City. Braun & Hogenberg. Frans Hogenberg & Simon Novellanus` Tennochtitlan, Mexico City. "Mexico, Regia et celebris Hispaniæ Novae Civitas. " Cologne Theodori Graminæi. 1572
Copper engraved view of the Aztec capital of the New World: Tenochtitlan, Mexico City,f rom the first volume of Braun & Hogenberg's "Civitas Orbis Terrarum. " blank verso.
The view of Mexico city, or Tenetchtitlan is taken from a map in the letters of Hernan Cortes published in 1525. Good impression; evenly toned; remargined on right marginas it is half of the page .
Keoman vol2; B&H1/58 273 by 230mm (10¾ by 9 inches).    €600
Stock No. 2026 - Americas full description

The Americas.

America Accurate in Imperia, Regna, Staus & Populos Divisia, ad Usum Ludovici XV Galliarum Regis. Covens, Jean & Mortier, Corneille. America Accurate in Imperia, Regna, Staus & Populos Divisia, ad Usum Ludovici XV Galliarum Regis. Carte d'Amerique.

Amsterdam. Covens et Mortier c1741
Copper engraved map of of the Americas 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]."Avertisement" on black & white drape to lower right corner
The map after Guillaume De l'Isle's shows the whole continent, with part of Europe and Africa to the East. The map includes a Prime Meridian declared by Louis XIII and Pope Alexander VI's Line of Demarcation that divided the world (outside of Europe) between Portugal and Spain. Includes detailed information about discoveries and explorations particularly around the Magellan strait and the discovery of the Falkland islands in 1706. 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; old red crayon numbers to verso.
Koeman I: C&M 8:103. 510 by 615mm (20 by 24¼ inches).    €1200
Stock No. 3052 - Americas full description


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