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    MAPS OF NORTH AMERICA, CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA & THE CARIBBEAN



    MAPS FROM THE FIRST SEA ATLAS

    BY AN ENGLISHMAN & THE FIRST TO USE MERCATOR


  1. DUDLEY, Sir Robert (1573-1649). Carta particolare della nuova Belgia è parte della nuova Anglia. La longitude cominca da l'isola di pico d'Asores. D'America Carta II. Florence: Francesco Onofri; 1647 or 1648. Folio sheet, 47 x 38 cm. From the sea atlas Dell' Arcano del Mare with engravings by Antonio Francisco Lucini. Phillips 458, map page 100.   $SOLD

    Foxed, otherwise good condition. This copy has the following three additions inked in a contemporary hand in the appropriate regions: the province of Mayne, Mafors Patent, and Matachufsetts Colonie. This rare chart is noted for having place names in several languages, many being American Indian. Map titles include 'America Norambega Nova Anglia' and 'Nova Belgia' (which depicts the area of Dutch territorial claims.) There is a compass rose in the upper right corner, the title cartouche in the upper left quadrant and a ship off the New Jersey shore. The engraver's signature is in the lower right corner. Covers the eastern seaboard from present-day Canada south through New Jersey.



  2. DUDLEY, Sir Robert (1573-1649) Carta particolare del'Isola di Cuba e di Iamaica con il Capo della Florida e l' Isole intorno ... D'America carta IV. Florence: Francesco Onofri; 1647 or 1648. Double folio sheet, 48 x 75 cm. From the sea atlas Dell' Arcano del Mare with engravings by Antonio Francisco Lucini. Phillips 458, map page 103. $SOLD

    Fine condition on this rarity with a little foxing confined almost exclusively to the margins. 2 mm. tear in the top margin. Superior condition to the Phillips copy.

    Shows southern Florida, Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, part of Hispanola, the Yucatan peninsula and many of the small islands. Ornate title cartouche in upper right quadrant. Latitude and longitude grid lines, including Tropic of Cancer. Compass rose in upper right corner, engraver's signature in lower left. Near the lower middle of the map, a sailing ship.

    ********

    The first edition of both above maps which are quite rare. Baron Nordenskiöld stated "In how many of the large libraries of Europe one seeks in vain for ... the Arcano dell Mare." --Philip Lee Phillips. A list of the geographical atlases in the Library of Congress. Washington, D.C.: G.P.O.; 1909, page 206, entry 457.

    "Even by the standards of his time, Sir Robert Dudley was a remarkable character, whether as adventurer, scientist, mathematician, naval architect or navigator. He was the illegitimate son of one of Queen Elizabeth's favourites, the Earl of Leicester, who was eventually induced to acknowledge Dudley as heir. Dudley claimed the titles of Duke of Northumberland and Earl of Warwick and was known by them throughout his years in Italy.

    At the age of twenty-one he voyaged to the West Indies with an expedition in the Earwig and the Bear, which combined harassment of Spanish shipping with exploration of the coast of Guiana. On return to England he took a prominent part in the Earl of Essex's raid on Cadiz in 1596 and received a knighthood for his services but, soon afterwards, matrimonial problems led to loss of favour at Court and to self-imposed exile. He spent the next few years travelling in Italy and finally, in 160?, settled in Florence where his skills soon brought him fame and the patronage of the Grand Dukes of Tuscany. In their service he spent the following thirty years compiling his monumental sea atlas Dell' Arcano del Mare (Secrets of the Sea), a 6-volume work including 2 volumes of maps and charts and 4 volumes covering the whole field of navigation, astronomical tables, shipbuilding and kindred subjects. Although produced in Italy it was the first sea atlas by an Englishman and the first in which all the charts were drawn on Mercator's projection. Material for so splendid a work must have been drawn from many sources; in addition to his own experience, it is known that he had at his disposal the logs kept by his brother-in-law, Thomas Cavendish, the circumnavigator, and other information on the latest discoveries provided by John Davis and Abraham Kendal, famous explorers of the time."
           --- From Chapter 15 of Antique Maps - A Collector's Handbook, by Carl Moreland and David Bannister.

    These charts were engraved by Antonio Francisco Lucini who stated in the dedicatory epistle to the second edition (1661) that to complete the atlas he worked in seclusion in an obscure Tuscan village for twelve years and used no less than 5,000 lb. of copper in the process.

           1646 -- 1647 Dell' Arcano del Mare. Florence: published by Francesco Onofri
           1661 Re-issued in Florence by Guiseppe Cocchini as Arcano del Mare. This second edition (Phillips 3428) is differentiated from the first by the addition of the cypher L060 to the cartouche or upper corner of all but 24 of the charts and prints. [The cipher is always L superscript 0 followed by a numeral (whose number varies) superscript 0.] The 24 unmarked sheets may, perhaps, be identified by the paper stock.





  3. VAN DER AA,
    Peter
    (born ca.1713-1730)

    Sheet size

    Engraving on paper


    $595.00

    Inquiry


    Baye et ville de Havana ou S. Christoval (21.5 x 31.5 cm.) Bay et Chateau de Porto Bello (21.5 x 31.5 cm.)
    VERSO
    Cartagene avec ses ports, et fortresses (21 x 31.5 cm.)

    Leyden: Mortier; ca. 1700

    Fine condition. Original color.

    Three maps on one folio sheet.






  4. [Maker Unknown]

    31 x 38 cm.

    medium


    $75.00

    Inquiry


    Jizni America [South America].

    Prague: ca. 1880

    Fine with a little dust-soiling on the right one-sixth of the sheet.

    From Zemp. Atlas , plate XIII. Color outline.










    AFRICA & THE HOLY LAND





  5. ARROWSMITH,
    J[ohn]
    (birth-death)

    29 x 63 cm.

    medium


    SOLD


    Detailed map of the Rev. Dr. Livingstone's route across Africa constructed from his astronomical observations, bearings, estimated distances, sketches, &c. &c.

    [London] Litho: 1857

    Folded but in very good condition. 'Mappa 1' in upper right corner.

    Red line marking the route.






  6. ARROWSMITH,
    John
    (birth-death)

    38 x 58 cm.

    medium


    SOLD


    South eastern Africa. Map of the river Shire, the lakes Nyassa & Shirwa, the lower courses of the rivers Zambesi & Rovuma, based on the astronomical observations & sketches of Dr. Livingston. Constructed by ---,

    New York: Harper & Brothers; 1865

    Showing wear from repeated folding. Taped tear in upper left in a blank area, partially trimmed to the plate on left margin. Three place names underlined. This and the foregoing map are probably from a book.

    Red line marking the route.






  7. BACHIENE,
    W. A.

    28 x 34 cm.

    medium


    $175.00

    Inquiry


    Charte worauf das land Canaan und Gilead nach den XII stämmen Israels vorgefstellet wird. Von --- zur gesehichte Iosua, seite I.

    1785

    Fine condition.

    Perhaps a German edition of the Dutch atlas adapted/published by Bachiene with over half the plates attributed to Emanuel Bowen.






  8. BONNE,
    Rigobert
    (1729-1794)

    22.5 x 33.5 cm.

    medium


    $125.00

    Inquiry


    Carte de la haute et de la Basse Guinée, depuis la Riviere de Sierra Leona, jusqu'an Cap Negro.

    Paris: 1780

    Light foxing at centerfold, otherwise fine.

    Outline color.






  9. BONNE,
    Rigobert
    (1729-1794)

    22.5 33.5 cm.

    medium


    $125.00

    Inquiry


    Carte du canal de Mosambique, contenant L'Isle de Madagascar avec les côtes D'Afrique, depuis le Cap de Bonne Esperance, jusqu'á Melinde.

    Paris: Engraved by André; 1762.

    Water stain at top middle of sheet. Outline color.

    Bonne, a French engraver and hydrographer, probably published this map of the Mozambique Channel, Madagascar and the southern coast in his Atlas Maritime of 1762. There is a detailed inset of the Cape of Good Hope from St. Helena Bay to False Bay, being a fairly good indication of the bays and the place names in the interior. -- Norwich 173.






  10. LAST,
    First
    (birth-death)

    size

    Watercolor on paper


    $.00

    Inquiry


    TITLE

    Place: circa

    Fine condition.

    Hand drawn in light yellow watercolor.






  11. CHAMPION,
    J. N.
    (birth-death)

    22.5 x 26.5 cm.

    medium


    $60.00

    Inquiry


    Africa. Gestochen von ---.

    Np, nd. Ca. 1830

    Good condition, right margin trimmed to just inside platemark and couple of small, unobtrusive worm holes. Outline color.

    Plain rectangular title cartouche in lower left corner and legend box, in German, in lower right. 'IV' at top right of map with the words 'Länge des Meridans von Paris' at center bottom and 'Länge von der Infel Ferro' at the top center.






  12. HOMANN HEIRS

    51 x 58.5 cm.

    medium


    $550.00

    Inquiry


    Guinea propria, nec non Nigritiae vel Terrae Nigrorum maxima pars ...

    Anvillianis .... Prof. Has: 1743

    Fine condition with a couple minor spots of dust soiling. Original color.

    Vignette in lower left of Benin with natives working ivory tusks and going about daily village activities (see photo at beginning of this catalogue.) Covers Senegal to Fernando Po. Taken from D'Anville by Johann Baptist Homann (1663-1724) and his heirs who dominated German mapmaking for a hundred years.






  13. LUFFMAN,
    First
    (birth-death)

    size

    medium


    $95.00

    Inquiry


    North Africa and the Mediterranean World.

    London: 1812

    Fine condition. Original wash color.

    Description.






  14. MÜNSTER,
    Sebastian
    (1489-1552)

    31 x 36 cm.

    Woodcut


    $750.00

    Inquiry


    Affrica Tabula Nova

    Basle: ca. 1580

    Fine condition with four small matching holes in lower right & left quadrants. Some paper creasing at the center fold.

    Across the top: "Africa/ Lybia/ Dozenlandt/ mit allen knigreichen/ so jetziger zeit darumb gefunden werden." Text on verso. Norwich 14, Tooley, Collector's Guide to Maps of Africa.

    According to Norwich, Münster's Cosmographia was issued from 1580 onward with the maps based on Ortelius (see Map Collector's Series No. 29). "This map could be regarded as coming from the second edition of Münster: the addition of a portion of the coast of Portugal [ought to read Brazil] makes it recognizable as such. The technique of the drawing is different from the Münster woodcuts of Africa. The coastline is jagged, with prominent bays, there are many lakes and rivers and the geography is somewhat fictitious except for certain well-known places and rivers. There are two small sailing vessels and one sea monster. The lower left cartouche is a simple rectangular, slightly ornamented box containing the title in a florid calligraphy which is also used for the place names."






  15. PTOLEMY,
    Claudius
    (87-150)

    size

    Woodcut


    $250.00

    Inquiry


    Egypt & Arabia

    Circa 1560

    Very good condition. Framed and glazed.

    Scenes on the map include the snaking route Moses and tribe wandered for 40 years (complete with numbers that once must have had a matching key), the parting of the Red Sea, the golden calf with dancing figures, etc.






  16. SCHENK,
    Pet.
    (1645-1715)

    VALK,
    Ger.
    (c.1650-1726)

    ca. 1703-09

    41 x 49 cm

    medium

    $.00

    Inquiry


    Congo et Angola.

    Amsterdam: ca. 1703-09

    Fine condition. Very good condition with four centimeters of iron gall ink burn-thru on one of the colored borders.

    Original color. There is a decorative cartouche at bottom center with putti, dolphins, etc.






  17. SCHRAEMBL,
    F(ranz) A(nton)
    (birth-death)

    31.5 x 67 cm.

    medium


    $195.00

    Inquiry


    Guinea zwischen Sierra-Leona und dem aequator. Verfasst von Herrn D'Anville verbefsert herausgegeben von Heern---

    1786

    Fine condition with two small flecks of foxing to plate. Very large margins. Outline color.

    Gold coast inset at lower center.






  18. SCHRAEMBL,
    F(ranz) A(nton)
    (birth-death)

    31.5 x 67 cm.

    medium


    $175.00

    Inquiry


    Guinea zwischen Sierra-Leona und dem aequator. Verfasst von Herrn D'Anville verbefsert herausgegeben von Heern---

    1786

    Fine condition with four small flecks of foxing to the plate. Two cm. tear at top margin. Light finger smudging in upper right margin and small water stain in lower left.

    Gold coast insert at lower center.






  19. VALK,
    Gerardum
    (c.1650-1726)

    SCHENK,
    Petram
    (1645-1715)

    ca. 1703-09

    43 x 57 cm.

    medium


    $425.00

    Inquiry


    Nigritarum Regnum

    Amsterdam: ca. 1720

    Fine condition with some off-setting of the brown coloring used to fill the area of present-day Cameroun. Original color.

    Lower right vignette w/ African holding tusks, pearls, a parrot, etc. Lower left dedication cartouche by J. Jansson. Valk & Schenk, in partnership, acquired some of Blaeu's and Jansson's copperplates.






  20. CARRE,
    V.
    (birth-death)

    Image size 55.5 x 90.5 cm.

    medium


    $175.00

    Inquiry


    Carte du Sénégal, de la Falémé et de la Gambie jusqu'aux limites ou ses rivières ont été explorées, ... Dressée sous la direction du Colonel du Génie L. Faidherbe, gouverneur du Sénégal ... par le Bon. Brossard de Corbigny, capitaine de frégate, .... Publiée par ordre de L'Empereur sous le ministère de S.E.M. le Comte P. de Chasseloup-Laubat, ....

    Engraved by Jacobs: 1861

    Fine condition.

    Description.






  21. LAST,
    First
    (birth-death)

    33 x 39 cm.

    medium


    SOLD


    Afrika

    Ca. 1880

    Very good condition with some dust-soiling and foxing to the left one-sixth of the sheet. Color outlines coded to European control.

    From Zemp. Atlas, plate X with an inset of Egypt on the middle left and an inset of Algeria and parts of Morocco & Tunisia at bottom right.








    MAPS OF EUROPE





  22. DE VOUGONDY,
    Robert
    (birth-death)

    49.5 x 63 cm.

    medium


    $295.00

    Inquiry


    Gouvernement general de Bretagne.

    Paris: 1751.

    Fine condition with nice title cartouche.

    Outline color.






  23. HOMANN HEIRS

    49.5 x 57.5 cm.

    medium


    SOLD


    Magna Britannia complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hyberniae regn. in .... Across the top: "A general map of Great Britain and Ireland with part of Holland, Flanders, France & agreable to modern history. By the heirs of late Mr. Homann at Nurenberg."

    London: 1720

    Very good condition with some light, tan foxing. A few letters lost at top center fold. Some color outline.

    Inset of Shetlands and Orkneys in upper right corner. Elaborate title cartouche in upper left corner.






  24. FLEMMING,
    C.
    (birth-death)

    37 x 30 cm.

    Lithograph by Thomas.


    $50.00

    Inquiry


    Grossbritannien und Ireland.

    Glogau: ca. 1890.

    Very good with minimal foxing in margins and light water stain in upper right quadrant.

    Color outline.






  25. LAST,
    First
    (birth-death)

    26 x 19.5 cm.

    medium


    $75.00

    Inquiry


    Die Orkney's oder die Orkadischen Inselm.

    Prag: 1810

    Dark smudge in upper right margin not near image, otherwise fine.

    Description.






  26. LAST,
    First
    (birth-death)

    size

    medium


    $

    Inquiry


    Zuider Zee

    Place: Publisher; Date

    Fine condition. Original color.

    Description.









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