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Caribbean & Atlantic Ocean
VAN DOETECUM, B. / VAN LINSCH, J. H. , Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae, Ascencio nuncupatae (...) Waerachtighe affbeeldinghe en verthooninghe vant Eylant Asçençion (...), antique map, old maps VAN DOETECUM, B. / VAN LINSCH, J. H. - Vera effigies et delineatio Insulae, Ascencio nuncupatae (...) Waerachtighe affbeeldinghe en verthooninghe vant Eylant Asçençion (...)
Amsterdam, 1596, Coloured.. 295x380mm. In very good condition. The margins on both sides have been cut short for previous framing, but were later professionally restored, using the saved original cuttings.
Therefore it is virtually not visible and it has not affected the image at all. Strong, bold print.
A rare copper engraved bird's eye view by B. VAN DOETECUM of the island of Ascension in the South Atlantic Ocean.
Panorama showing the island in three profile views, engraved by Baptista a Doetechum. Showing numerous birds, flying fish and ships at sea, compass rose, strap-work cartouche at to...
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Estimate
($ 300 - 400)

Bid received
$ 250
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
ORTELIUS, A.,  Culiacanae Americae regionis.. / Hispaniolae, Cubae.., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - Culiacanae Americae regionis.. / Hispaniolae, Cubae..
Antwerp, 1598, Uncoloured.. 357x498mm. French text on the verso. Wide margins and a strong and dark impression. In fine condition.
Two separate virtually identically sized inset maps on one sheet, each with a decorative scroll title cartouche. Culiacanae depicts the coastal and inland western region in North central Mexico, the present state of Sinaloa. Just off shore is a rather long, thin island which has been suggested, wit... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 800 - 1,000)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DUDLEY, Robert., [Atlantic Ocean] Carta particolare dell mare Oceano fra la costa di Guinea e la Brasilia., antique map, old maps DUDLEY, Robert. - [Atlantic Ocean] Carta particolare dell mare Oceano fra la costa di Guinea e la Brasilia.
Florence, 1661, Uncoloured.. 480x730mm. In very fine condition except for the usual discolouring in the joining of the two sheets.
A large, small-scale, so-called cross-over chart of the Atlantic Ocean on two sheets. From Robert Dudley's atlas Arcano del Mare, with the coast of Africa and the easternmost coast of Brasil.

RRobert Dudley (1574-1649). English cartographer....
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Estimate
($ 1,300 - 1,550)

Starting bid
$ 900
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
HOMANN HEIRS, Mappa Geographica Complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem. . .  [With insets of St. Augstine, Florida, Mexico City, Panama, etc.], antique map, old maps HOMANN HEIRS - Mappa Geographica Complectens I. Indiae Occidentalis Partem Mediam Circum Isthmum Panamensem. . . [With insets of St. Augstine, Florida, Mexico City, Panama, etc.]
Nuremberg, 1750, In original o/l colours.. 578x487mm. Good and dark impression.
Six varying sized insets depict the West Indies: Panama, Saint Augustine, Vera Cruz, Santo Domingo, and a birds-eye view of Mexico City.
The primary, largest inset map has d'Anville's name and the date of 1731 in a somewhat decorative cartouche : titled Carte Des Isles De L'Amerique et Depl...
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Estimate
($ 600 - 750)

Starting bid
$ 400
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
BELLIN, J., Representation du Cours Ordinaire des Vents de Traverse Qui Regnent le Long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes., antique map, old maps BELLIN, J. - Representation du Cours Ordinaire des Vents de Traverse Qui Regnent le Long des Cotes dans la Mer Atlantique & celle des Indes.
Paris, 1760, Uncoloured.. 150x300mm. In good condition with light age toning.
This map shows the prevailing winds in the North Atlantic and Indian Oceans. Published in "Histoire Generale des Voyages". The engraver was Cosmant.
Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703 – 1772) was a French hydrographer and geographer. He was born in Paris and over a 50 year career, he produc...
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Estimate
($ 150 - 175)

Starting bid
$ 89
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
BUFFON, G. L., Carte Des Declinaisons Et Inclinaisons De L'Aiguille Aimantee Tables 1 and 2., antique map, old maps BUFFON, G. L. - Carte Des Declinaisons Et Inclinaisons De L'Aiguille Aimantee Tables 1 and 2.
Paris, ca 1780, Uncoloured.. 880x520mm. With foldinsgs as issued. Tears at foldings with discolouration.
An important, very large chart of the Atlantic Ocean on two sheets, which can be joined, showing magnetic inclination and declination.
Probably compiled from La Perouse's voyages (till 1775)and also with the work of Jean-Charles Borda, which is believed to have performed the first observation...
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Estimate
($ 480 - 500)

Starting bid
$ 200
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
LEVASSEUR, V.,  Colonies Françaises (en Amérique). N°92., antique map, old maps LEVASSEUR, V. - Colonies Françaises (en Amérique). N°92.
Paris, A. Combette, 1852, In original o/l colours.. 290x425mm. Very good condition. Steel engraved map in original out-line colours, the outer decoration is uncoloured, as issued.
A very decorative 19th century map showing the islands of St Martin, St Pierre et Miquelon and Terra Nova. Includes also Guyana. The map is surrounded by portraits, animals, vegetation, etc..
Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century.

Victor Levass...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Caribbean
ORTELIUS, A., CULIACANAE, A: /MERICAE REGIO: / NIS, DESCRIPTIO - HISPANIOLAE, CUBAE, ALIARUMIQUE INSUL: / RUM CIRCUMIACIENTIUM, DELINEATIO 1579., antique map, old maps ORTELIUS, A. - CULIACANAE, A: /MERICAE REGIO: / NIS, DESCRIPTIO - HISPANIOLAE, CUBAE, ALIARUMIQUE INSUL: / RUM CIRCUMIACIENTIUM, DELINEATIO 1579.
Antwerp, 1603 -1612, Coloured.. 392x499mm. In very good condition.
Abraham Ortelius (1527-98) was a famous Dutch cartographer, and publisher of the first modern atlas, the 'Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' in 1570. Editions ran up until 1612. He also produced an atlas of ancient cartography; the 'Parergon', and a pocket atlas, the 'Epitome'.
Two maps on one sheet: on...
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Estimate
($ 1,000 - 1,100)

Starting bid
$ 750
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
LAET, DE J. / GERITSZ, H., De Groote ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indien., antique map, old maps LAET, DE J. / GERITSZ, H. - De Groote ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indien.
Leiden, Elzevier, 1630, Uncoloured.. 281x359mm. Very good and dark impression. Some very minor toning. Very fine to mint.
This fine covers all of the West Indies and the Bahamas and shows the coastline of Florida, and Central and South America. The islands, no matter how small, are named in the map.
Scarce map prepared by Hessel Gerritsz (1581-1632), former apprentice of Willem Blaeu, and Blaeu’s predecessor as ch...
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Estimate
($ 450 - 500)

Starting bid
$ 300
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY., [Vespucci lands on the Island of Itius.], antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Vespucci lands on the Island of Itius.]
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 155x177mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned as usual, lower right corner missing, ink stains, lightly soiled.
Size of sheet : 345 x 215 mm. German text.
According to the esteemed historian, Las Casas,‘Itius cannot be other than the islands we reach coming from Spain, named Guadeloupe and Dominica.
When Vespucci and his Spanish companions tried to land there, they encountered resistance from about four hundred Indians, who fought them off...
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Estimate
($ 80 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 60
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
DONCKER, H.,  Pascaerte vande Caribische Eylanden, vande Barbados tot aende Bocht van Mexico ‘t Amsterdam By Hendrick Doncker. . ., antique map, old maps DONCKER, H. - Pascaerte vande Caribische Eylanden, vande Barbados tot aende Bocht van Mexico ‘t Amsterdam By Hendrick Doncker. . .
Amsterdam, 1659, In original colours.. 430x540mm. Lightly age toned , dark impression. On ply-paper. Split lower part center fold.
First state. Rare. “This chart appeared in the first edition of Hendrick Doncker’s Zee-Atlas, of which no surviving example is known” -- Burden. This is an example of the rare first edition of the plate, made in 1659. Strongly based on the famous Gerritsz’ chart of c.1631, this chart “illustrates... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 2,500 - 3,000)

Starting bid
$ 2,000
Condition:
Condition Rating: 5
MALLET, A.M., Isles Caribes., antique map, old maps MALLET, A.M. - Isles Caribes.
Paris, 1683, Uncoloured.. 148x103mm. Very good condition and imprint.
A very handsome small map of the Caribbean, extending to include the shores of northern South America. The map is inserted in a prospective view of the Caribbean Sea, where some vessels are involved in a naval combat.
From the French text edition of Description d'Univers, 1683. by Allain Manne...
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Estimate
($ 110 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 75
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
CHATELAIN, H.,  Particularitez Curieuses de l'Ile de St. Christophle et de la Province de Bemarin . . ., antique map, old maps CHATELAIN, H. - Particularitez Curieuses de l'Ile de St. Christophle et de la Province de Bemarin . . .
Amsterdam, 1720, Uncoloured.. 374x482mm. Centerfold repaired. Else in very good condition.
Six meticulously detailed and engraved scenes of the island of St. Kitts, also known as Saint Christopher, and the province of Bemarin, indigenous plants, animals, reptiles, fish, crustaceans and insects.
On a single sheet from Volume Six of Chatelain's "Atlas Historique".
From left...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 95)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE OF THE ADMIRALTY.,  West Indies [chart] from Belize to Cabo Catoche., antique map, old maps HYDROGRAPHIC OFFICE OF THE ADMIRALTY. - West Indies [chart] from Belize to Cabo Catoche.
London, 1839, Uncoloured.. 630x475mm. In good general condition, some old repairs to short nicks and tears to right margin. Later MS Admiralty markings to chart over the years since original publication.
Official stamps on blank verso. Some discolouration to part verso. Light soiling.
An British Admiralty chart of a portion of the eastern coast of Belize (or British Honduras as it was) north to the northern most point, Cabo Catoche, on the Mexican Yucatan Peninsula.
The chart also extends to the western extremity of Cuba. Chart also features a large compass, soundings in fat...
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Estimate
($ 60 - 100)

Starting bid
$ 40
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Bermuda / Bahamas
HONDIUS,H.,  Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas.., antique map, old maps HONDIUS,H. - Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas..
Amsterdam, 1645, Coloured.. 390x515mm. Short margins. A few pin holes along the center fold. s. Else in good condition.
Based closely on Blaeu's map of 1630 but with a simpler centered title piece. The map includes the arms of Bermuda and England, and lists proprietors of the various tribes into which the island was divided.... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 1,500 - 1,750)

Starting bid
$ 1,000
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
QUESADA, J. M., Carta del gran banco de Bahama parte de la isla de Cuba y costa de la Florida., antique map, old maps QUESADA, J. M. - Carta del gran banco de Bahama parte de la isla de Cuba y costa de la Florida.
Madrid, 1866, Uncolored. 910x590mm. Considered that these large format charts were meant to be used at sea it is in remarkably good condition. Watermarked paper! A few short repaired tears from the paper edges and a small surface damage to the bottom left. Some light staining/toning. Creasing.
A scarce chart of the Bahamas, from Grand Bahama to Cuba and from Florida to the Exumas. In Florida it shows Fort Jupiter, Boca Raton, Miami, Jessup, Fort Lauderdale, etc. Very detailed with many islands, soundings, reefs, ports, and light-houses.
Published in 1858 by the Dirección de Hidro...
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Estimate
($ 900 - 1,100)

Starting bid
$ 600
Condition:
Condition Rating: 4
Haiti / St.Domingo
GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.,  [Black slaves work the sugar plantations]., antique map, old maps GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY. - [Black slaves work the sugar plantations].
Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633, Uncoloured.. 160x195mm. Copper plate engraving on text sheet. Paper lightly browned and stained, as is usual. Paper crease. Size of sheet: 345 x 222 mm. German text and on verso.
After the veins of precious ore became depleted on Hispaniola, the Spanish set the Black slaves to work on the sugar plantations. This soon became a highly profitable venture because the sugar cane grew quickly and with minimum attention.
The work involved cutting the plant, stripping off the ...
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Estimate
($ 120 - 150)

Starting bid
$ 80
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
VAUGONDY, R., Isles de Saint Domingue ou Hispaniola, et de la Martinique. , antique map, old maps VAUGONDY, R. - Isles de Saint Domingue ou Hispaniola, et de la Martinique.
Paris, 1750, Original colours enhanced in border & cartouche.. 485x520mm. In fine condition, folding as issued.
This is a fine map of Hispaniola or Santo Domingo (modern day Haiti and the Dominican Republic) by Robert de Vaugondy. It includes the tip of Cuba and the Inagua Islands (southern Bahamas). There is also an insert of the beautiful island of Martinique. Published by Boudet in Paris.
The map feat...
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Estimate
($ 300 - 375)

Starting bid
$ 175
Condition:
Condition Rating: 3
Martinique
LEVASSEUR, V.,  Colonies Françaises (en Amérique). N°89., antique map, old maps LEVASSEUR, V. - Colonies Françaises (en Amérique). N°89.
Paris, A. Combette, 1852, In original o/l colours.. 280x425mm. Very good condition. Steel engraved map in original out-line colours, the outer decoration is uncoloured, as issued.
Carte des Colonies Françaises (Guadeloupe, Marie Galante et la Martinique). Map of the old French colonies of Guadeloupe, Marie Galante and Martinique.

Lovely map from one of the last decorative atlases of the nineteenth century.
The rather simple map is framed by medallion portraits...
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Estimate
($ 100 - 120)

Starting bid
$ 30
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
ANONYMOUS., Isla Martinica., antique map, old maps ANONYMOUS. - Isla Martinica.
Buenos Aires, 1939, In attractive strong original colours.. 305x200mm. Water colour on card board. In excellent condition. Light soiling only.
A beautiful hand coloured, hand drawn map of the French Caribbean island of Martinique, prepared for the Buenos Aires 1939 Philatelic Exhibition, with separate text with details of the island in Spanish.
The map renders quite a lot of physical detail, and is surrounded by a lovely leafy, floral...
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Estimate
($ 95 - 125)

This item has no reserve price.
Bid received
$ 7
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2
Cuba
LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P.,  Cuba Insula., antique map, old maps LANGENES, B. / BERTIUS, P. - Cuba Insula.
Amsterdam, 1606, Uncoloured.. 83x123mm. In very good condition, lightly age toned, slight water stains, with wide margins, dark impression. Latin text to verso.
This lovely miniature map shows the Caribbean Islands of Cuba and Jamaica. Published by Petrus Bertius, in Amsterdam at the beginning of the seventeenth century, this map is embellished with a strap-work title cartouche and features local topography, including settlements, hills and sand banks, reef... (Click on title or image to go to item page)
Estimate
($ 175 - 225)

Starting bid
$ 120
Condition:
Condition Rating: 2