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TIERRA NUEVA.

One of the earliest printed maps of the northeastern part of America, extending from the Mid-Atlantic to the Canadian coastline. The map is elegantly designed and engrave...

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Publisher: RUSCELLI / MALOMBRA.
Date: Venice, 1574

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Hispaniolae, Cubae Alliarumique Insularium

Abraham Ortelius (1527-98), Dutch cartographer and publisher of the first modern atlas, ' Theatrum Orbis Terrarum' in 1570. Editions till 1612. Also an atlas of ancient c...

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$250 / ≈ €238

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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, 1609

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Tartariae sive Magni Chami Imperium.

This is a very early depiction of the northern Pacific, with the first mapping of Northwest Coast of America and probably the first map to name California 'C. Califormio...

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$3 / ≈ €3

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Publisher: ORTELIUS, A.
Date: Antwerp, c. 1608-1612

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VEROVERING VANDE SILVER-VLOOT INDE BAY MATANCA.

Conquest of the treasure fleet in the Bay of Matanzas by a fleet of the WIC commanded by Admiral Piet Heyn, September 8, 1628. Bottom left a map of the island of Cuba. Ro...

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$1 / ≈ €1

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Publisher: Claes Jansz. Visscher
Date: Amsterdam, 1628

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[American history plate].

Scarce print (150x177mm.) on a German text sheet taken from a first edition of Johann Ludwig Gottfried's "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhaffti...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY, T.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

Pascaert van de ghelegentheyt van Parnambuc betrocken door Hessel Gerritsz.

This map illustrates the attack and capture of the Portuguese settlement of Olinda by a Dutch fleet under the command of Hendrick Corneliszoon Loncq in 1630. The Dutch a...

BidAsk spread: $425 - $459

Publisher: Blaeu, W.
Date: Amsterdam, 1633

 

[Murder of Dominican monks in Cumana or Cubagua Island].

Murder of Dominican monks in Cumana or Cubagua Island in what is now Venezuela. Scarce print (150x177mm.) on a German text sheet taken from a first edition of Johann Ludw...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY, T.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Moose].

Scarce print (150x177mm.) of a Moose on a German text sheet taken from a first edition of Johann Ludwig Gottfried's "Newe Welt Vnd Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltend...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY, T.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[A Typical Tupi Feast.]

Once a year they Indians from all the surrounding villages would get together for a feast. With decorative head-dresses, cloaks and belts of colored feathers, three or fo...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Rituals for those that were dying.]

When one of the villagers was dying, the others would not feed or care for him but sing and danced as usual. Once he was dead though, the women would start lamenting by h...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Staden forecasts an Indian attack.]

Staden told the Indian chief that he could tell the future and, who lived in the nearby village of ‘Arirab’ (probably Cairussú). He predicted an attack from rival In...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Indians attacked near Cartagena.]

When the governor of Cartagena, Alonso de Ojeda, led a party of Spanish soldiers into the interior to search for gold, they were attacked by Indians with such ferocity th...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Indian market at Cartagena.]

The natives of the province of Cartagena had plenty of fruit, fish, salt and peppers, which they exchanged for other necessities of life. In times of peace, the natives o...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[How Incas wrought their gold.]

The goldsmiths of Huayna-Capac were master craftsmen who wrought gold into magnificent artefacts with the simplest of tools. They used clay furnaces, heated by coals and ...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[The ritual of the killing.]

On the day of the killing, the rope is untied from the prisoner’s neck, then put round his body and pulled tightly from both ends. A fire burns in front of the prisoner...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

[Revenge for Juan de Ayola's death.]

During Ayolas’s travels in Paraguay, he founded the fort at La Candelaria, near Corumba but later, while returning to Asunción, he and his entire party were killed by ...

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Publisher: GOTTFRIED, J.L. / DE BRY.
Date: Frankfurt, M.Merian, 1633

 

PARAGUAY, O PROV. DE RIO DE LA PLATA cum regionibus adiacentibus..

Early map showing this northern Patagonia territory. Also showing Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo, Santa Cruz of Bolivia, Paraguays, Uruguay, Buenos Ayres, Chili and Santo Iago...

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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Date: Amsterdam, 1635-1638

 

Novus Brasiliae Typus.

A decorative map with a title cartouche of two natives: in the interior is an inset of Baya de todos os Sanctos (Salvador), indigenous wild life and cannibal scenes. Orig...

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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Date: Amsterdam, 1638

 

Americae Nova Tabula.

The delineation of the coast and the nomenclature on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts are basically Spanish in origin and follow the maps of Ortelius and Wytfliet. To...

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Publisher: BLAEU, W.
Date: Amsterdam, 1645

 

't Neemen van de Suyker Prysen in de Bay de Todo los Santos

This rare and large copper engraving shows Portuguese ships with the sugar yields captured in the Baia de Todos Los Santos, outside of modern day Salvador in Brazil, on J...

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Publisher: Commelin, I. / Weduwe van Snellaert ende Gerrit van Nieuwenhuizen
Date: Utrecht, 1652

 

Nova Hispaniae, Chili, Peruviae, et Guatimalae Littorae..

A superbly decorative chart, oriented with north to the left of the sheet, covering the coasts of Central America, Peru, Chile, Jamaica and part of Cuba and Porto Rico. S...

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$600 / ≈ €570

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Publisher: DE WIT, F
Date: Amsterdam, 1660

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Portus Acapulco.

Attractive view of the city and harbor of Acapulco, showing fortifications, outlying buildings, ships in the harbor, costumed locals, etc.This map is taken from Ogilby's ...

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Publisher: OGILBY,J.
Date: London, 1671

 

Noweav Mexiqve. [California as an Island]

Scarce miniature map of California as a island, from Pierre Duval's La Geographie Universeille. The second earliest map to focus on just California and the contiguous coa...

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$300 / ≈ €285

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Publisher: DU VAL, P.
Date: Paris, 1672

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Paraquaria vulgo Paraguay cum adjacentibus.

Detailed map extending from Rio de Janeiro to the Rio de la Plata basin in what is today Argentina.The title cartouche of this highly decorative map features Indians and ...

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$200 / ≈ €190

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Publisher: MONTANUS, A.
Date: Amsterdam, 1673

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Pas kaart Van Rio Oronoque Golfo De Paria met d'Eylanden Trinidad, Tabago, Granada, Granadillos, en Bequia . . .

A highly detailed and rare sea chart of the mouth of the Orinoco River, Trinidad, Tabago, St.Vincent and neighboring islands. Oriented with north to the right by two comp...

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$1 / ≈ €1

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Publisher: VAN KEULEN, J.
Date: Amsterdam, 1684

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S. Salvador.

This nicely engraved view shows the Dutch fleet in the Baya de Todos los Sanctos (of All Saints' Bay ) attacking the town of San Salvador and the Portuguese merchant flee...

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Publisher: DE JONGE, Guglielmo
Date: Amsterdam, 1690

 

L'Amerique Meridionale Dressée sur les Observations de Mrs de l'Academie Royale des Sciences . . .

Rare state of " L’Amerique Meridionale. Chez l’Auteur sur le Quai de l’Horloge a la Courone de Diamans avec Privilege du Roy pour 20 ans, 1700".Fine map o...

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Publisher: DE L'ISLE, G.
Date: Paris, 1700

 

Brasilia.

Very fine decorative map od Brazil with west to the top. From the book "A Collection of Voyages and Travels" by Churchill and the map came from the part contain...

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Publisher: CHURCHIL, J.
Date: London, Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1703

 

Carte du Paraguay du Chili.

A finely engraved detailed map of the southern half of South America. Prepared by de l'Isle with the imprint "Chez l’Auteur sur le Quai de l’Horloge avec Privile...

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Publisher: DE LISLE, G.
Date: Paris, L. Renard, 1703

 

Carte de la Terre Ferme du Perou, du Bresil.

A scarce state of the very detailed map including Brazil, Peru and the Amazonian part. Very decorative title cartouche on the upper right corner. Very decorative title ca...

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Publisher: DE L'ISLE, G.
Date: Paris, 1703

 

Carte du Mexique et de la Floride.

Third state, with "Quai de l'Horloge" imprint. Renard’s imprint has been erased”. It was the first printed map to portray accurately the course and mouth of...

BidAsk spread: $900 - $1500

Publisher: DE LISLE, G.
Date: Paris, 1703

 

Amerique Septentrionalis Carte d'un tres grand Pays . . .

A beautiful general map that attempts to place in perspective Hennepin's important mapping of the Great Lakes and Mississippi River. The Hennepin delineation's of Lake Su...

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$1100 / ≈ €1045

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Publisher: HENNEPIN, L.
Date: Leiden, P. van der AA, 1704

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Division generale de l'Amerique dans ses principales parties pour l'intelligence de la carte de ce païs.

This folio sheet gives a breakdown of America into the northern and southern regions. These are further subdivided into the various countries and provinces.Henri Abraham ...

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Publisher: CHATELAIN, H.
Date: Amsterdam, 1728

 

Un Passaggio per Terra a California Scoperto dal P. Eusebio Francesco Kino Gesuita Fragli Anni 1698 et 1701.

The rare Italian edition of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's seminal map, which definitively ended the myth of California as an Island, which appeared in Saggio delle tran...

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$500 / ≈ €475

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Publisher: KINO, E.F.
Date: Napples, 1731

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L'Amerique Meridionale Dressée sur les Observations . . .

Detailed map of South America prepared by De L'Isle, with fine title cartouche.

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Publisher: COVENS, J. / MORTIER, C.
Date: Amsterdam, ca. 1745

 

[Lot of 7 maps / views of Patagonia, Strait Magellan] Carte réduite du Détroit de Magellan

A chart of the Strait of Magellan from a Dutch edition of Prevost.s ' Voyages".Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1702-720) was the most important French hydrographer of the 18...

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Publisher: Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
Date: Paris, c. 1750

 

L'Amerique divisée en ses principaux Etats..

Uncommon map published by Lattré. This map is most notable for its depiction of "Mer de L'Ouest" or "Sea of the West". A great sea, easily the size o...

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Publisher: JANVIER,Sr.
Date: Paris, 1760

 

[The Americas] Amerique

A map depicting both the Americas. With on both sides a descriptionary text. All within an elaborate and very decorative border. Claude Buy de Mornas (d. 1783), géogra...

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Publisher: BUY DE MORNAS, Cl.
Date: Paris, 1761

 

Angra op Tercera

Fine birds-eye view of Angra on Terceira in the Azores, based on a view published by Jan Huygen van Linschoten. From John Ogilby's "Africa". With serveral fine...

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Publisher: OGILBY, J.
Date: London, 1761

 

Partie De L'Amerique Septentrionale... Le Cours De L'Ohio, La N.lle Angleterre, a Nlle York, le New Jersey , La Pensyvanie, Le Maryland, Le Virginie, La Carolina...1755

From the Atlas Universel , a detailed map extending the length of the east coast from Penobscot Bay to Cape Fear and, in an inset, from Cape Fear to Fort St.Georges.This ...

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$300 / ≈ €285

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Publisher: DE VAUGONDY, R. de
Date: Paris, 1768

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