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  • South America

    South America

    Stock No. 3198MS

    South America, with the latest additions and rectifications of Pentland, Parish, Fitzroy, Herndon, &c.  Lithograph transferred from engraving by G.H. Swanston, for Fullarton’s Royal Illustrated Atlas, 1864.  Image 485 x 380 mm., sheet 584 x 468 mm.  Central horizontal fold as issued.  Original hand-colouring.

    £70.00
  • The West Indies

    The West Indies

    Stock No. 3195MS

    Lithograph transferred from engraving by G.H. Swanston for Fullarton’s Royal Illustrated Atlas, 1864.  Insets of the smaller islands.   Image 410 x 527 mm., sheet 468 x 580 mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  Original hand-colouring.

    £80.00
  • [Alaska, Bering Strait] Chart of the Northern Passage between Asia & America

    [Alaska, Bering Strait] Chart of the Northern Passage between Asia & America

    Stock No. 3218MS

    Copper-engraved map engraved by Neele, dated 1816, for the first edition of  John Thomson’s New General Atlas (1814 -1818).  Image 495 x 590 mm., sheet 540 x 730 mm.  Original outline and wash hand-colouring.  Central vertical fold as issued.  Old ms. number top left corner.  Some very faint browning. light dust-marks centre of upper margin, wear to top left-hand edge of sheet, otherwise a clean, fine example.

    Includes details of Cook’s voyages along the coast, soundings, notes of Indian tribes, conjectures and reports of seas, lakes etc.

    John Thomson was an important Scottish cartographer, whose main productions were the New General Atlas and the Atlas of Scotland (1820 – 1832).  His maps sacrificed elaborate decoration in the cause of accuracy and detail;  so much so, that his expenditure on preparing the Atlas of Scotland led to his bankruptcy.

    £250.00
  • [Haiti & Dominican Republic]: St. Domingo

    [Haiti & Dominican Republic]: St. Domingo

    Stock No. 3218MS

    A Map of the Island of St. Domingo, showing the border between the French and Spanish parts of the island.  Copper engraving from drawings by Brian Edwards for his The History Civil & Commercial of the British Colonies of the West Indies, published by John Stockdale in 1800.  Part of Cuba to left.  Image 450 x 730 mm, sheet 580 x 770 mm.  One horizontal and several vertical folds as issued.  Later hand-colouring.  A few minor repairs to verso of margins, all well away from engraved area.  Overall a very good to fine example.

    An important map, Edwards having used many original sources and surveys in drafting it.  As a result it was widely pirated, and he was obliged to resort to legal action to protect his copyright, the case setting a precedent for the protection of copyright in cartographic material.

    £250.00
  • [Nicaragua] A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore etc.

    [Nicaragua] A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore etc.

    Stock No. 3189MS

    A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore From Point Pattuck to St. Johns and Continued on the Spanish Main, to Esuada Veragua, with the Islands, Keys, and Shoals, From the latest Authorities.  Copper-engraved chart with soundings by John Lodge for the Political Magazine, August 1785.  Image 358 x 288 mm., sheet about 420 x 335 mm.  Traces of central horizontal and two vertical folds as issued.  T. French “Pro Patria” watermark.  Later hand-colouring.

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  • [Trinidad, British Guyana] British Possessions on the North West Coast of South America

    [Trinidad, British Guyana] British Possessions on the North West Coast of South America

    Stock No. 3211MS

    Maps of Trinidad and British Guyana surrounded by vignetted scenes.  Lithograph transferred from engraving by J. Dunlop for Fullarton’s Royal Illustrated Atlas, 1864.  Sheet 468 x 320 mm.  Original hand-colouring.  Stitching holes along extreme left-hand edge.

    £200.00
  • A Chart of the Delaware Bay and River

    A Chart of the Delaware Bay and River

    Stock No. 3014MS

    Copper-engraved map for The Gentleman’s Magazine, 1779.  Image 182 x 232 mm., sheet 210 x 270mm.  Later hand-colouring.  Printed on thick paper.  Vertical folds as issued. A fresh example with good margins.

    £75.00
  • A Map of the New Governments of East & West Florida

    A Map of the New Governments of East & West Florida

    Stock No. 3012MS

    Copper-engraved map by John Gibson for The Gentleman’s Magazine, November 1763.  Image 190 x 250 mm., sheet about 205 x 265 mm.  Later hand-colouring.  Vertical folds as issued.  Printed on thick paper.  Published shortly after British territorial gains under the Peace of Paris.

    £300.00
  • America, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    America, by Didier Robert de Vaugondy

    Stock No. 3311MS

    L’Amerique.  Copper engraving with hand-colouring engraved by E. Dussy for the first edition of Didier Robert de Vaugondy’s Nouvel Atlas Portatif, 1762.  Engraved area 240 x 222 mm., sheet 280 x 390 mm.  Central vertical fold as issued.  The cartouche designed and engraved by J. Arrivet.  The first state of this map.

    The Vaugondy family – Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) and his son Didier Robert de Vaugondy (1723-1786) – published maps and globes in Paris between 1731 and 1778, and are considered the most important French mapmakers of the eighteenth century.  Their most important series of maps were for the folio Atlas Universel, published from 1757 onwards.  The Nouvel Atlas Portatif appeared shortly after Didier had been appointed geographer to Louis XV.

    £200.00
  • Boneau, A Map of ye Country and City of Panama

    Boneau, A Map of ye Country and City of Panama

    Stock No. 3501MS

    Copper engraving by Boneau for Esquemeling’s rare work The Bucaneers of America, from the edition of c. 1740.  165 x 276 mm with narrow margins, trimmed to borderline on left, incomplete margin on right.  Three vertical and one horizontal folds as issued and subsidiary creases.  Repaired tear and small (about 10 x 5mm.) area of restoration bottom right corner.  Modern hand-colouring.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    £180.00
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