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    Title:
    A Map of the Bay of Campechy.
    Date:
    C1703
    Mapmaker:
    Herman Moll (fl 1678-1732)
    Image Size:
    150mm x 280mm
    Condition:
    Slight smudging of printers ink along right fold, otherwise in good condition.
    Technique:
    Original copper engraving
    Stock Number:
    CA MEX 1703 MOLL (F05)
    Description:

    The Bay of Campeche Mexico was named by Fernando de Cordoba and Antonio de Alaminos in 1517. 

    Image size: 150mm x 280mm (6” x 11.2”), Condition: Slight smudging of printers ink along right fold, otherwise in good condition. Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.

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    Title:
    (Argentina) La Plata, Chiliu, Paraguay, Uruguay & Patagonia.
    Date:
    C1883
    Mapmaker:
    Edward Weller (1819-1884)
    Image Size:
    500mm x 347mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    TCAAG 063 SAM CHIL (F05)
    Description:

    Detailed map of Argentina, Chili, Paraguay, Uruguay and Patagonia by Edward Weller.

    From W.G. Blackie's, The Comprehensive Atlas & Geography of the World...

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    Title:
    7. Amerique du Nord (1ere Partie) and 8. Amerique du Nord (2me Partie)
    Date:
    C1905
    Mapmaker:
    L. Saussine
    Image Size:
    305mm x 280mm
    Condition:
    Two sheet joined, laid onto archival linen.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    LDPDM 007 USA (FR)
    Description:

    Map of north America, from a French puzzle game, Loto des 5 parties du monde. Race humaines, productions végétales et animales. With numerous illustration flora and fauna.

    In National Library of Australia.

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    Title:
    A Chart of Hawkins's Maidenland, Discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falklands Sound, so called by Capn. John Strong of the Farewell from London who Sailed through it in 1689.
    Date:
    C1773
    Mapmaker:
    John Byron (1723-1786)
    Image Size:
    220mm x 295mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    HAWK01E 1078 SAM FALK (F49)
    Description:

    Byron's chart from the English edition of Hawkesworth of Hawkins's Maidenland, discovered by Sr. Richard Hawkins in 1574 and Falkland Sound, so called by Captn. John Strong of the Farewell from London who sailed through it in 1689. Hawkesworth's accounts include the accounts of Byron, Catarect, Cook and Byron.

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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    Title:
    A chart of the Northern Pacific Ocean containing the NE coast of Asia and NW coast of America explored in 1778 and 1779 by Captain Cook and farther explored in 1788 and 1789 by John Meares.
    Date:
    C1790
    Mapmaker:
    Unknown
    Image Size:
    430mm x 580mm
    Condition:
    Expertly repaired splits at sheets edges of folds, otherwise in good condition.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    WM 1790 MEAR (RW07)
    Description:

    Rare map of the Pacific recording the tracks of John Meares in the ships Iphigenia and Felice 1788-89 who were at the centre of the Nootka Crisis during the summer of 1789. His vessels were seized at Nootka Sound by the Spaniards, who claimed all that coast as Spanish. War nearly broke out between England and Spain over the question. Meares based his map on Cook's and Roberts's world chart which was published in the official accounts of Cook's third and final voyage.

    From Meares, Voyages Made in the Years 1788 and 1789 from China to the North West Coast of America.

    Collections: 

    Royal Museums Greenwich G266:2/7

    References:
    Wagner 759

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    Title:
    A Chart of the Straights of Magellan, in which are Inserted the Observations and Discoveries, of Captn. Byron, Captn. Wallis and Captain Carteret.
    Date:
    C1773
    Mapmaker:
    John Russell
    Image Size:
    570mm x 790mm
    Condition:
    Wear to folds as usual, otherwise in good condition, laid onto archival linen.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    HAWK01E 1002 SAM CHILE (RW01-B-LF)
    Description:

    Rare and important chart of the Straights of Magellan which is only found in the second edition of Hawkesworth's account of the voyages of Wallis, Carteret, Byron and Cook. This chart is often mistakenly attributed to James Cook when in fact it is based, as the title states on Byron, Wallis and Carteret's discoveries and information.

    John Byron had set out from Plymouth 21st June 1764 with two frigates, the Dolphin (the first vessel to have a copper-sheathed keel) and the Tamar (under Captain Mouat) and accompanied by Philip Carteret as midshipman. 

    After arriving in Brazil on 13/9/64 Byron sailed south in severe storms and icy temperatures, passed Cape Blanco and coasted Patagonia as far as Port Desire on 14/11/64. The expedition then set out to look for the mysterious 'Peys Island', and when he failed to find it, he decided to try for Sebald's Land but was forced back to the Strait of Magellan 19/12/64. At Cape Virgines he was beckoned ashore by some Patagonian Indians, later reporting that the Indians were eight feet tall, some reaching nine. This was the source of the myth of the 'Patagonian Giants' which endured for years.

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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    Title:
    A Correct Draught of the North Pole and of All the Countries Hitherto Discovered, Intercepted Between the Pole and the Parallel of 50 Degrees
    Date:
    C1744
    Mapmaker:
    Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767)
    Image Size:
    387mm x 425mm
    Condition:
    Lower centre fold with minor split, otherwise in good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 1326 POL (RW06)
    Description:

    A highly detailed map that shows the tracks of navigators in their numerous attempts to find a northern passage to the economic riches of Asia. The map shows great information on the hunt for the Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay. Much of Greenland and the western part of North America remain undiscovered. A decorative title cartouche obscures the unknown northwest coast. Panels of English text at the bottom describe the explorations and probabilities of finding a Northwest Passage via Hudson Bay, with particular interest in the outcome of the 1746 Arthur Dobbs expedition.

    From Harris's, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel.

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    Title:
    A Map of the Isthmus of Darien and Bay of Panama
    Date:
    C1699
    Mapmaker:
    Herman Moll (fl 1678-1732)
    Image Size:
    154mm x 155mm
    Condition:
    Repaired tear lower left corner, otherwise in good condition. Centrefold as issued.
    Technique:
    Original copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    ANVA 1007 CI PAN (C025)
    Description:

    Scarce map of the Isthmus of Darien and Bay of Panama, with insets of the North South and 'South Sea Coast of the Isthmus of America....'. The Isthmus of Panama, also historically known as the Isthmus of Darien, is the narrow strip of land that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, linking North and South America. It contains the Panama Canal.

    From Dampier's, A New Voyage around the World.

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    Title:
    A New & Accurate Chart of the Western or Atlantic Ocean Drawn from Surveys and Most Approved Maps & Charts. The Whole Being Regulated by Astronomical Observations
    Date:
    C1748
    Mapmaker:
    Emanuel Bowen (1693-1767)
    Image Size:
    370mm x 445mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 2002 USA (F02)
    Description:

    A fine map of the Atlantic Ocean with the northern coast of South America, the Caribbean Islands, the coast of North America, western Africa and Europe. The tracks of Christopher Columbus route is is marked and an added note, 'The Course of Christopher Columbus to Discover the New World'. 

    South Carolina's boundary is noted; The South Boundary of Carolina According to K. Charles IId. Charter 30th of June 1665. Below the title is note stating that Columbus' discovery of the New World, may have been precede by  Madoc, a Prince of North Wales who sailed to the coast of Florida in 1170.'

    In National Library of AustraliaBib ID799905

    From Harris's Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels.

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    Title:
    A New and Accurate chart of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coasts of North and South America..
    Date:
    C1748
    Mapmaker:
    Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767)
    Image Size:
    370mm x 450mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 2039 CI (C025)
    Description:

    Detailed map of south eastern United States, central and southern America and the Caribbean Islands. A decorative title cartouche is at top right and  are the "winds".

    Noted in is King Charles II's charter of 1665 to the Earl of Clarendon, Duke of Albermarle, etc., which established the colony of Carolina, extending south to St. Augustine and incorporating the recently named (and just colonised) Georgia. A second note identifies Columbus' landfall on St. Salvador or Cat Island in 1492. A third note addresses the taking of the Bahamas by the Spanish and French in 1703 and subsequent retaking of the island by the Captain Rogers for the British in 1717.

    A decorative title cartouche is at top right. Bowen has also shown the direction of the prevailing "winds".

    From Harris's, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel.

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    Title:
    A New and Accurate Map of America Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps amd Charts ....
    Date:
    C1748
    Mapmaker:
    Emanuel Bowen (1694-1767)
    Image Size:
    350mm x 450mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 2001 (F02)
    Description:

    Scarce detailed map of the North and South America with a decorative title cartouche at top right and shown are the direction of the prevailing "winds". The northwest part of North America is shown as 'undiscovered, Bowen adds a note 'The supposed Straits of Annian' in the sea to the right of the title cartouche. A number of place names are includes;  Cape Mendocino, Drake's Port, Monterrey and New Albion.

    From Harris's, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel.

    Image size 350mm x 450mm (14" x 18"), Sheet size 400mm x 478mm (16" x 19.1"), Condition: In near fine condition, with centre fold as issued, Technique: Hand coloured copper engraving.

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    Title:
    A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the moft approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty.
    Date:
    C1748
    Mapmaker:
    Emanuel Bowen (1693-1767)
    Image Size:
    360mm x 470mm
    Condition:
    An excellent example, strong impression with full margins and no wear to folds or repairs.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 2323 USA (RW01-B)
    Description:

    Scarce and important map of Georgia and the earliest attainable.

    Georgia was established in 1732 by a charter, granted to General James Oglethorpe on April 21, 1732, by George II, for whom the colony was named. The charter was finalized by the King's privy council on June 9, 1732. The first twenty years of Georgia history are referred to as Trustee Georgia because during that time a Board of Trustees governed the colony.

    The map extends from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and into Florida to C. Canaveral. The coastal settlements are well delineated, as are the Indian villages and forts (both French and English). The Indian tribes are noted as being friendly or hostile to the English. Major roads and trading paths are well depicted, many not found previously on a printed map. It shows Oglethorpe's new Georgia settlements of Savannah and Ebenezer.   

    Bowen created the map from information sourced directly by him from the reports of early Georgia colonists. 

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    Title:
    A Plan of Lima. Potosi.
    Date:
    C1744
    Artist:
    Emanuel Bowen (1695-1767)
    Image Size:
    375mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition
    Technique:
    Hand coloured engraving.
    Stock Number:
    NAIB 1242 (C025)
    Description:

    From Harris's, Navigantium atque itinerantium bibliotheca or, a Complete Collection of Voyages and Travel 

    Shows a plan of  Lima and view of Potosi in Bolivia.

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    Title:
    A plan of Success Bay in Strait le Maire. A chart of the S.E. part of Terra del Fuego including Strait le Maire and part of Staten-land
    Date:
    C1773
    Mapmaker:
    James Cook (1728-1779)
    Engraver:
    Thomas Bowen (1733?-1790)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 360mm
    Condition:
    Expertly remargined on right hand side, folds as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    CK01E 2039 SAM ARG (F49)
    Description:

    Rare engraving from the official British Admiralty sanctioned edition of the accounts of Cook’s first voyage. All other later copies made of this image by other publishers were unauthorised, usually smaller and inferior in quality.

    Cook went ashore at Tierra del Fuego on 14th January 1769 and noted in his log, 'perhaps as miserable a set of People as are this day upon Earth.' Leaving Tierra del Fuego the Endeavour rounded Cape Horn and sailed into the Pacific Ocean.

    Reference: Hakluyt Society 1.41A ill. p.49

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,...

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    Title:
    A View of the N.W. Side of Mas-A-Fuera
    Date:
    C1772
    Mapmaker:
    Philip Carteret (1733-1796)
    Image Size:
    200mm x 310mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving.
    Stock Number:
    HAWK01E 1553 SAM CHIL (F05)
    Description:

    Map of Alejandro Selkirk Island previously known as Mas Afuera and the most westerly of the Juan Fernandez Archipelago, Chile. Carteret visited the island May 1767.

    From Hawkesworth, An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of His Present Majesty for Making Discoveries in the Southern Hemisphere,..

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    Title:
    Alabama
    Date:
    C1880
    Mapmaker:
    John Bartholomew
    Image Size:
    285mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    Folds as issued and in very good condition.
    Technique:
    Original colour engraving
    Stock Number:
    USA 1880 BART 01 ()
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    Title:
    Alabama.
    Date:
    C1855
    Mapmaker:
    Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893)
    Image Size:
    395mm x 320mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    Original engraving with original hand colouring.
    Stock Number:
    CAOTW 031 USA (F02)
    Description:

    First edition of Colton's detailed map of the state of Alabama from Colton's, Atlas Of The World, Illustrating Physical And Political Geography, dated 1855 at the bottom of the map. Delineated are the counties, railways, roads, ports and forts. The map is surrounded by Colton's signature, strap work scrolled border found on all of Colton's maps from this atlas.

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    Title:
    America siue India nova : ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Vniversalis imitationem in compendium redacta.
    Date:
    C1595 (1619)
    Mapmaker:
    Michael Mercator (1567-1600)
    Image Size:
    330mm x 330mm
    Condition:
    Paper toned, otherwise in good condition with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    MERC USA (LF02)
    Description:

    One of the most famous maps of the Americas.

    After the death of the great mapmaker Gerard Mercator in 1594, it was left to his son Rumold to complete the last part of Atlantis Pars Altera that Mercator had begun and which later became known as the Mercator Atlas.

    This map was made by Mercator's grandson Michael and is the only one known to be by him. Beautifully engraved in a hemispherical format, surrounded by an intricate floral pattern with four rondels in each corner. The one at lower right contains the title America or New India and includes his name. The other three are of: the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba and Hispaniola (Haiti). The geography is based on Rumold Mercator's world map of 1587 and contains prevailing geographical theories and errors, including: the large inland lake in Canada, two of the four islands of the North Pole, the bulge of the western coast of South America and the large southern landmass named Terra Australis Nondum Cognita.

    References:

    Allen p.73, ill. p.73, Burden I, 87 Pl 87 p.112, Goss 19, Portinaro p.126 Pl LX T, Koeman I, Me 22.

    Collections:

    National Library of Australia,  Bib ID2637149

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    Title:
    Americae sive Indiae Occidentalis Tabula Generalis.
    Date:
    C1686
    Mapmaker:
    Philipp Cluver (1580-1622)
    Image Size:
    118mm x 123mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving hand coloured
    Stock Number:
    UGEO USA 002 (C025)
    Description:

    Miniature edition of De Laet's map of the Americas with decorative title cartouche at lower left.

    California is shown as a peninsula, with many rivers and bays and a few place names. On the east coast of North America C. Cod is named, while on the west coast numerous place names are shown. There are no Great Lakes shown in North America.

    From Philipp Cluver's, Introductionis in universam geographiam, tam veterem, quam novam.

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    Title:
    American Atlantic Ports-North Sheet
    Date:
    C1920
    Mapmaker:
    George Philip
    Image Size:
    445mm x 655mm
    Condition:
    In good condition with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Colour printed engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PMMA USA 019 (F02)
    Description:

    Very detailed map of north America, with numerous insets of sea ports.

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    Title:
    American Atlantic Ports-South Sheet
    Date:
    C1920
    Mapmaker:
    George Philip
    Image Size:
    445mm x 655mm
    Condition:
    In good condition with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Colour printed engraving.
    Stock Number:
    PMMA USA 020 (F02)
    Description:

    Very detailed map of America, with numerous insets of sea ports.

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    Title:
    Amerique Dressee par A.H.Dufour
    Date:
    C1864
    Mapmaker:
    Adolphe Hippoloyte Dufour (1798-1865)
    Image Size:
    355mm x 455mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    AGDUF USA GEN 024 ()
    Description:
    Finely engraved map of the Americas by Adolphe Hippolyte Dufour (1798-1865) an important French cartographer who compiled many maps and atlases from the 1830’s onwards, at times on his own, at others in conjunction with contemporaries such as Wrotnowski and Duvotenay.
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    Title:
    Amerique Meridionale
    Date:
    C1850
    Mapmaker:
    Conrad Malte-Brun (1775-1826)
    Image Size:
    305mm x 215mm
    Condition:
    In good condition.
    Technique:
    N/A
    Stock Number:
    SAM 1850 MALT 78 (F05)
    Description:

    Mid nineteenth century map of South America. 

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    Title:
    Amerique Meridionale
    Date:
    C1882
    Mapmaker:
    J.Migeon (fl.1855-1899)
    Image Size:
    370mm x 270mm
    Condition:
    In good condition, with centre fold as issued.
    Technique:
    Copper engraving with original hand colouring
    Stock Number:
    GUAM 042 SAM (F05)
    Description:

    Decorative map of South America with insets.
    From Geographe Universalle Atlas Migeon revue Vuillemin.

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