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The First Printed Map of the Continental New World

Martin Waldseemller, Strassburg, 1513:
Tabula Terre Nove. Wide margins, strong impression. Original color. Some wormholes at center, filled and barely discernable.

Full sheet 17.25 x 24 in / 44 x 61.5 cm

$ 85,000.


This is the first printed map specifically devoted to the New World to appear in an atlas. Unlike the earlier and more limited map of Peter Martyr, it charts a continental Atlantic seaboard, showing a continuous coastline stretching from 35° south latitude, where the mouth of the Rio de la Plata lies, to the latitude of the St. Lawrence River in North America. The map forms what appears to be a complete Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Seaboard. Cuba is named Isabella after Queen Isabella of Spain, who more than King Ferdinand, was responsible for the Crown's acceptance of Columbus proposal early in 1492.

When first published in 1513, six years had elapsed since Waldseemller had coined the name America to denote South America. But here he abandons that term, instead identifying South America as having been discovered by a certain Columbus sent by the King of Spain : Hec terra cum adiacentib insulis inuenta est per Columbus ianuensem ex mandato Regis Castelle (This land with its adjacent islands was discovered by Columbus, sent by the king of Castile).

Waldseemller's northern coastline is more mysterious, and presents two essential questions: whether it is autonomous or connected to Asia, and whether its geographic features are those of Asia or America. The more common viewpoint is that it is not connected to Asia and that the protruding land just northwest of Cuba is true Florida, the Bimini of Peter Martyr. If so, this would verify European exploration of the peninsula prior to Ponce de Leon, and would also mean, remarkably for the day, that South, Central, and North America were recognized as sharing a continuous coastline as components of a single mammoth continent. But this coastline may not represent North America at all.


Rare First Issue

Martin Waldseemüller / Lorenz Fries, 1522

Excellent. Full sheet 15 x 21 in / 39 x 54 cm

$27,000.

The Waldseemüller prototype was the first printed atlas map specifically devoted to the New World. As an attempt to specifically chart the New World, this work is preceded only by the small map of the Spanish Main done by Peter Martyr in Seville, 1511, known in only a handful of extant copies. Waldseemuller’s is the first map of specifically of America to chart this full latitudinal breadth, and the first to appear in an atlas.

Fries has taken the Waldseemuller map, added an inscription about Columbus not found on the 1513 version, and added vignettes of Indians and a possum, which he borrowed from a world map Waldseemuller had made in the interim, in 1516. Fries also made the latitude markings more legible, abandoning Waldseemuller's ‘5’s that looked like ‘4’s.

The most interesting difference between the Waldseemuller and Fries renderings is that Fries revives Columbus’ use of Parias for North America, using it to designate all of the mainland above the Caribbean, rather than in South America. The map charts a continuous coastline between North and South America, with the shoulder of South America being the map's single largest feature. The continent is depicted south to approximately where the mouth of the Rio de la Plata lies. In the Spanish Main are the islands of Cuba, Hispaniola, and Puerto Rico, among others. The Spanish standard is planted in Cuba.



The Fries map of the New World


Lorenz Fries’ emendation of the 1513 Waldseemuller “Terre Nove.”

Martin Waldseemüller / Lorenz Fries, 1522 (1535) :
Oceani Occidentalis Seu Terrae Novae Tabula.

Full sheet 15 x 20 in / 39 x 51 cm

$15,000.

Asa above, the third issue of four. Excellent.


from Solinus' Polyhistory : Asia and the NW coast of America

Sebastian Münster, [untitled map of Asia and the Northwest Coast of America]
from Caius Julius Solinus, C. Ivlii solini Polyhistor, Rervm Toto Orbe Memorabilium thesaurus locupletissimus. Hvic ob Argvmenti Similtvdinem Pomponii Melae de Sitv Orbix Libros Tres . . . Basel, [M. Isingrinus and H. Petri] 1538.

$ 4500.

A mint example of the first issue of this interesting map. 9.5 x 13 in / 25 x 33 cm + margins

This edition of the writings of the third century historian Solinus contains new commentaries and maps, whose geography is unrelated to the ancient text. Most notable is the folding map of Asia, which covers the area from the Cape of Good Hope and the Nile, through the Indian Ocean, India, China, and the wsetern Pacific Ocean. On the upper right a small portion of the western coast of North America is depicted, labelled simply Terra Incognita. This is considered to be the earliest known printed map to show the Northwest Coast of America. The text relates that this coast has “in our day been explored by man,” which has sometimes been taken to refer to an early, unrecorded voyage to the American Northwest. A minority view holds that the landmass might be part of Japan rather than America. Issues of Solinus' another of Solinus' works, de Situ orbis terrarum, had appeared in 1473 and 1520.



First Printed Map focusing on southern North America


Giacomo Gastaldi: Nveva Hispania Tabvla Nova. Venice, 1548

Excellent. 5 x 6.75 / 13 x 17.5 cm + margins

$ 5500

Gastaldi's was the first separate printed map of the southern part of North America; the work's delineation of the region is vastly superior to other printed maps of the period, delineating the American Southwest, California, and the Gulf Coast in fine detail. California is a peninsula, and the Seven Cities of Cibola are recorded.






Hispaniola

Gastaldi / G . B. Ramusio, 1556 (1565), Isola Spagnuola.

Excellent. 7 x 10.75 in / 17 x 27 cm

$ 450

Excellent example of this early detailed map of Hispaniola, from Ramusio’s I Navigationi.




Early Map focusing on southern North America

Girolamo Ruscelli, 1561 (1574)
Nveva Hispania Tabvla Nova, Excellent. 7.5 x 10 inches.

$ 1200

Fine example of Ruscelli's re-engraving of the landmark work of Gastaldi (1548), now corrected to depict the Yucatan as a peninsula, rather than as an island.

Gastaldi's was the first separate printed map of the southern part of North America; the work's delineation of the region is vastly superior to other printed maps of the period, delineating the American Southwest, California, and the Gulf Coast in fine detail. California is a peninsula, and the Seven Cities of Cibola are recorded.




CUBA and Jamaica

Ruscelli 1561 / Rosaccio, 1599

$ 485






Hispaniola


Ruscelli 1561 / Rosaccio, 1599

$ 275





SOUTH AMERICA

Ruscelli 1561 / Rosaccio, 1599

$ 650







FIRST SEPARATE MAP OF PUERTO RICO

Descrittione dell' Isola di S. Giovanni, detta Borichen

Porcacchi 1576 (1590?)

$ 400

Ortelius’ revised map of America

Abraham Ortelius, 1587 (Spanish edition, 1612), Americae Sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio.

Excellent. Full fine original color. 14 x 19 in / 35.5 x 49 cm

$ 8800.

A fine example of the second version of Ortelius’ map of America, with the Northeast Coast modified and the bogus bulge in southwestern South America corrected. This is the first printed map to show the Solomon Islands, and possibly the first map to show the Chesapeake Bay.
As a part of his effort to maintain the enormous commercial success of the Theatrum, Ortelius has here updated its map of America. New place-names, thought by Wagner to come from a MS of Vaz Dourado, appear here for the first time on a printed map (also on Ortelius’ world map of this year, though plotted inconsistently). These include “R. de los Estrechos” and “C. Mendocino.” The east coast of North America now bears a steep bay at “C. de arenas,” and the west coast of South America has lost its large bogus bulge.
In the Pacific, New Guinea is still depicted as part of Terra Australis. Immediately east of New Guinea, however, lies a new land: the Solomon Islands. These Melanesian Islands, discovered by Mendana in 1568, seem to have first found their way onto printed maps in Ortelius’ shop, when he added them to this map and his world map of the same date.




First Map devoted to the Pacific Ocean

Abraham Ortelius, 1589 (Latin, 1595), Maris Pacifici, (quod vulgo Mar del Zur)...

Excellent. 13.5 x 19.5 in / 34.5 x 50 cm. Original color.

$ 8500

This first printed map of the Pacific Ocean is also a landmark in the cartography of the West Coast, and the first printed map to depict Japan in its so-called "turtle" configuration.


As regards the map's importance for its depiction of the Northwest Coast of America, Wagner comments, "[it] constitutes a distinct departure, being unlike any other map...published before 1589." The breadth of the Northwest Coast now encompases almost 65 degrees, the previously used placenames from Niza and Coronado have been deleted and replaced with new ones, and the Gulf of California appears in a new fashion. And in South America, the infamous bulge (1570) and its somewhat indented correction (1587) now appears in a straighter, compromised version.

Ortelius took pride in the practice of crediting his maps authors, whose names often appear in the dedicating cartouche. But here he credits only himself. The map is probably his own composite of data from various sources.




as above, also Latin 1595

original color

$ 10,000






as above, uncolored, excellent.

The Italian edition of 1608.

$ 7000.




The John White map of Virginia

John White, Americae pars, Nunc Virginia dicta... Frankfurt, 1590. From Part I of de Bry’s Voyages.

Excellent. 12 x 16.5 in / 30.5 x 41.5 cm plus unusually wide margins

$ 21,000

English precedent in North America can be traced back to at least 1497, when the Italian explorer John Cabot sailed to northern American coasts under the British flag. Richard Hakluyt, a fanatical proponent of British expansion, claimed an even earlier British precedent by citing the twelfth-century discovery of America by the mythical Prince Madoc (or possibly semi-mythical. Madoc ap Owain Gwynedd (circa 1170) was said to be a Welsh prince, son of Owain Gwynedd. The purported discovery of Welsh-speaking Indians has been cited to support the story).
The mid-Atlantic coast was the clear choice for England to make her foothold in North America for several reasons. It was wise to look south of the Cabot and purported Madoc landfalls, both because France had already established claims there, and because that region’s coastal waters were notoriously treacherous. To the south, however, she had to keep clear of current Iberian interests in Florida. Further, it was still hoped that a sea route through the New World might be found along the mid-Atlantic coast where Verrazano had reported to have seen the China Sea, and control of such a passage would be enormously profitable. Lastly, Sir Humphrey Gilbert, under letters patent from Queen Elizabeth, had sent a Portuguese pilot named Simao Fernandes on a preliminary scouting of the Atlantic coast (1580), and the chart Fernandes prepared from his survey showed a Bahia de Santa Maria, placed at the latitude of Pamlico Sound, as the only obviously beneficial site.




The Le Moyne Map of the Southeast

Jacques Le Moyne :

Floridae Americae Provinciae Recens & exactissima descriptio Auctore Iacobo le Moyne cui cognomen de Morgues, Qui Laudonnierum . . . ca. 1565 (?).

Slight trimming on left margin as visible, else excellent. 14.5 x 17.75 / 36.5 x 45.5 cm

Theodore de Bry, Frankfurt, 1591

$ 16,000

A fine example of landmark map of the Southeast by Le Moyne; in an excellent state of preservation, with fine margins for this map, and uncolored as issued. As the original Le Moyne map has not survived, de Bry’s excellent engraved version is the only surviving rendering of it. Only one state is known.

The following description is from Cumming, The Southeast in Early Maps.

This important map includes the peninsula of Florida and the surrounding regions from the northern part of Cuba to “Prom Terra falg” or Cape Lookout. It is found in the second volume of de Bry’s Grands Voyages.
The author, Jacques le Moyne, was an artist who accompanied Laudonniere on his ill-fated trip to Florida in 1564. He made many graphic drawings of native scenes, a map of the region, and an accompanying narrative. De Bry saw Le Moyne in London in 1587 and attempted to obtain the drawings and papers. But Le Moyne, who was at the time in Raleigh’s service, refused to part with them; soon after his death in 1588, however, de Bry purchased them of his widow and published them in 1591. The manuscript map is not extant, but it was in all probability used by John White in making the southern part of his “La Virgenia Pars”.
The map contains many striking details, frequently erroneous, which were incorporated in other maps for over a hundred and fifty years. It was Le Moyne’s misfortune to have many of his errors incorporated and even exaggerated in Mercator’s map of 1606, upon which for half a century much of the subsequent cartography of the region was based. Le Moyne’s coastline is usually correct for latitude, but the shore extends too far east rather than northeast in direction. This caused a striking error in Mercator’s map, with a compensating enlargement of the Virginia region; the mistake was corrected somewhat by Jansson 1641 and those who followed him.
Along the top of the map, to the north, extends the shore of a sea, probably Verrazano’s Sea.




The Mercator map of America

America sive India Nova ad magnae Gerardi Mercatoris avi universalis imitationem incompendium redacta.

Michael Mercator, after Gerard, 1595 / French edition, 1633 or 1635 or 1639

An excellent example in fine original color. 14.5 x 18.25 in / 37 x 46 cm

$ 8500



Map of America with Explorer Portraits


Benzoni / de Bry, 1596

An outstanding example. 12.75 x 15.5 / 33 x 40 plus wide original margins.

$12,000

This map of America is derived principally from Petrus Plancius' world map of the same year (1596). Virginia and the South-East are shown quite accurately for the time, following the then- state of the art maps of White and Le Moyne. Full-length portraits of Columbus, Vespucci, Magellan, and Pizarro flank the corners.

The present example is unusual for its fine condition and wide margins; due to its squarish format ill-suited to the book proportions, the map is typically found with part of the bottom or top replaced.



South America, based on Portuguese sources

Linschcoten, 1596. 15.5 x 22 in / 39.5 x 56 cm.


Small piece in upper right replaced from another example (i.e., not facsimile), else excellent.


$6500.

Jan Huygen van Linschoten was born about the year 1563 in Haarlem. His name means `John, son of Hugh', with `Linschoten' being the patronymic of the town of that name in the province of Utrecht, where his family's roots apparently lie. Linschoten's adventures at sea probably owe their origins to the imperialistic ambitions of Spain. Although in 1572, when Linschoten was nine years old, the Spanish were overpowered and expelled from Holland, they returned the following year with greater forces and once again subdued Haarlem. The Linschoten family moved to the seaport of Enkhuizen, where Spanish control was weaker. Here he was exposed to seafaring.
Despite the hostilities between Holland and Spain, the two countries maintained commercial relationships, which neither could afford to jeopardize. As a result, when Linschoten was sixteen, he travelled to Spain, ultimately to Seville, which of course was a major nerve-center in the current explorations overseas.
Linschoten arrived back in Holland in 1592 after travels which included five years in Goa. His volume Itinerario, from which this work comes, is among our most important sources for knowledge of contemporary voyages.
Linschoten helped pioneer the cause of Dutch pre-eminence in trade with the Orient, and his efforts in this regard contributed greatly to the establishment of the Dutch East India Company in 1602.




ASIA, JAPAN, AMERICAN NORTHWEST

Tartaria sive magni chami regni typus

Pietro Marchetti, 1598

From the rare Theatro del mondo of Pietro Marchetti, printed in Brescia, based on the map made by Philipp Galle for the Ortelius Epitome.


The map itself is 3 x 4 inches, on a full sheet about 8 x 6 inches.

$ 250









With DeBry illustrations

Jodocus Hondius, 1606: America. 15 x 19.5 in / 37.5 x 50.5 cm. Full original color.

$ 5500.

Jodocus Hondius the elder is regarded as one of the foremost cartographers of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. His acquisition in 1604 of the copper-plates used for the Mercator atlas launched the Dutch map trade into the new century and, in Koeman's words, `won [the Mercator atlas] its proper fame'.

In addition to the original Mercator plates, Hondius prepared for the atlas new plates of his own which drew on more current knowledge; his map of the Americas is a prime example of this. Mercator's corresponding map, prepared by his son Michael and first published in 1595, was essentially based on the father's large world map of 1569, and as a result was a venerable but antiquated document by its 1595 appearance; Hondius' work, in contrast, was fresh when introduced and delineated the continent in fine accuracy for its day. In addition, he drew on the accounts of voyages as published by Theodore de Bry during the last decade of the sixteenth century to provide pictorial representations of the New World. These include depictions of Virginia and Florida from Parts I and II of de Bry's voyages, the expeditions of John White and Jacque Le Moyne, and Part III, the adventures of Hans Staden. Staden learned much while in the captivity of the Tupinamba Indians of Brazil, and an illustration from the account of his voyage appears in the lower left of Hondius' map.
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Influential Model for the American Southeast


Jodocus Hondius, 1606 (1607) Virginia Item et Floridae.

Slight creasing at center due to sloppy folding in atlas, else fine. Original color. 15 x 19.5 in / 34.5 x 49 cm

$ 3800.

An early issue of this principal foundation map of the Southeast until the Ogilby-Moxon map of 1672. Though based largely on the maps of John White and Jacques Le Moyne, Koeman (Southeast) notes that subsequent cartographers usually followed Hondius rather than his prototypes. A large fresh water lake, source of the River May (St Mary's River?), may be the Okefenoke Swamp, or conversely may be a vestige of the Veraazanian Sea intimated by Le Moyne. The map extends from the Chesapeake through St. Augustine.




Cuba and Jamaica

Petrus Bertius, 1616 (1618): Cuba et Iamaica. Excellent 9.5 x 13cm / 3.5 x 5 in.

Although Cuba featured prominently in early mapping of the Caribbean islands, this represents a noteworthy improvement on previous printed depictions.

$ 325






Early Separate Map of Central America

Petrus Bertius, 1616 (1618), Iucatana. Small worm hole in lower left, in corner of title box (easily visible in image). Else excellent. 3.75 x 5 inches.

This little map comes two decades after the first map to individually depict Central America, that of Wytfliet (1597).

$ 175




Mermaid in St. John's Bay, Newfoundland

Engraving by Theodore de Bry, 1628, this example from Johann Ludwig Gottfried and Matthaeus Merian, “Newe Welt Und Americanische Historien/ Jnhaltende Warhafftige vnd volkommene Beschreibungen Aller West-Jndianischen Landschafften…” (Frankfurt, 1633)

$ 365


Richard Whitbourne spent thirty years cod-fishing off Newfoundland.

In 1620, Whitbournehe published "A Discourse and Discovery of New-found-land" in order to promote colonisation on the island.

The account contained what was interpreted as an encounter in 1610 with a mermaid:

Now also I will not omit to relate something of strange Creature, which I saw there in the yere 1610. in a morning early, as I was standing by the Riuer side, in the Harbor of Saint Iohns, which very swiftly came swimming towards me, looking cheerfully on my face, as it had bin a woman: by the face, eyes, nose, mouth, chin, ears, necke, and forehead, it seemed to be so beautiful, & in those parts so wel proportioned, hauving round about the head many blue streaks, resembling hair, but certainly it was no haire.

[The "mermaid" came]
swifly toward me, where at I stepped backe; for it was come within the length of a long Pike, supposing it would haue spring aland to me, because I had often seene huge whales to…But when it saw that I went from it, it did theropon diue a little vnder water, & swam towards the place where a little before I landed.

[Swimming up to the "mermaid"]
put both its hand vpon the side of the Boat, and did striue much to come int to him, and diuvers others then in the same Boat; where at they were afraid, and one of them strucke it a full blow on the head, whereby it fell off from them: and afterwards it came to other Boates in the said Harbour, where they lay by the shore: the men in them, for feare fled to land, and beheld it.





The Mercator map Mexico


Michael Sparke, 1635 :
The Description of New Spaine. 5.5 x 7.25 inches. Excellent.

$ 225.

The 1607 plate from the Atlas Minor, here printed in England with English text.





The Mercator map of South America


Michael Sparke, 1635 :
Southerne America. 5.5 x 7.25 inches. Excellent. Modern color.

$ 275.

The original set of Mercator maps acquired by Jodocus Hondius in 1604 included one of the Western Hemisphere, but not one South America by itself. Hondius added such a map to the folio map of 1606, and prepared a reduced version of it for the Atlas Minor of the following year. This map is struck from that same plate, here accompanied by English text, from a London issue of the Mercator Atlas.



CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND

Jan Jansson, America Septentrionalis. Amsterdam, 1636 (State 2, c1641)

Excellent. Fine original color. 18 x 21.25 in / 46 x 54 cm

$ 5600.

An early separate map of North America, commonly known as the work of Jansson because his name appears on the cartouche in states two and subsequent, but actually by Henry Hondius. This work is important for focusing closely on California as an island; California, both in shape and nomenclature, is based on the map of Briggs (1625). It is equally important as an evolutionary work for the mapping of the Great Lakes, shown by Jansson as a large Lac des Iroquois charted at the source of the St. Lawrence, with the vague premonitions of four other lakes appearing near it. American fauna is illustrated in the interior. The elusive Rio del Norte, typically for the day, incorrectly flows southwest into the California Gulf; this error would have to await the close of the century before being fixed.
This map was a fruit of the Hondius/Jansson collaboration in the 1630s to update the Mercator atlas and thus insure its competetive viability with Blaeu. As described by Koeman, ``The year 1630 was an eventful year for the publishing houses of both Willem Janszoon Blaeu and the partnership of Henricus Hondius & Joannes Janssonius. In that year, Willem Janszoon Blaeu published his first atlas: the Atlantis Appendix with 60 maps and Joannes Janssonius planned an entirely new atlas, next to the Mercator Atlas. The year before, Jodocus Hondius had died and Blaeu acquired about 40 of his atlas plates. To fill the gap caused by this transaction with their competitor, Henricus Hondius and Joannes Janssonius ordered 36 new plates must have stimulated the plans for an atlas by Willem Jansz. Blaeu, who had hitherto not ventured into an atlas competition with the house of Hondius.




The American Southeast

Jan Jansson, ca. 1647: Virginiae partis australis et Floridae...

Original color. Some small splitting at center. 15 x 20 in / 39 x 50.5 cm

$ 1200

The following description from Burden, Mapping of North America :
The greatest improvement [over the Hondius map of 1606] occurs in the northern half of the map north of Porto Royal. Whereas on the Hondius the coastline towards C. de. Ste. Romano veered directly east, Blaeu more correctly takes it north-east, placing the cape closer to its true position of 34 degrees. This span of coastline is approximately that of present day South Carolina’s. This now presents to us a more accurately proportioned Outer Banks region, radically reduced in size but still slighty too far north.

Chesapeake Bay was depicted just as a small bay on Hondius' map of 1606, as John Smith was yet to explore these waters. The Gerritsz terminated at this point, and only two place names appeared. Blaeu (from which the Jansson map is copied, with a correction) draws largely on Smith's map for much of the nomenclature but introduces some English from an unknown source. The most important is Newport nesa, Newport News, founded in 1621 and apparently shown here for the first time on a printed map.







California as an Island: Rare Sea Chart by Doncker

Henrick Doncker, 1659 (1660), Pascaart vertoonen de Zeecusten van Chili, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California...

Excellent. Never washed, as visible. 17 x 21.5 in / 43.5 x 54.5 cm

$ 2500.

Burden (340) mentions that this map “depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart.” The chartmaker Doncker, though sometimes engaging in collaboration with other makers, had a reputation for searching out and compiling his own data, in contrast to most others in the commercial Dutch map trade. Superficially similar to the charts of Goos, Lootsman, and Van Loon, Doncker's sea charts are distinct in that he created his own original charts and continually corrected and improved them. This work comes his De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Waereld; Koeman comments that "...unlike the cooperation between Doncker, Goos and Lootsman, for the publication of the ‘Zeespiegel’, the ‘Zee-atlas’ stood on its own... ...Doncker’s charts were the most up-to-date in the second half of the 17th century.”



New York & New England

Pas caerte van Nieu Nederlandt en de Engelsche Virginies van Cabo Cod tot Cabo Canrick. Pieter Goos, Amsterdam, 1666. From his Zee-Atlas ofte Water-Wereld.

Original color.Narrow margins with some very small loss of border, as visible. 17 x 21 in / 43 x 53 cm

$ 7,500.

Goos' maps are elegantly engraved and designed, and his atlas enjoyed a wide audience, though he is traditionally believed to have aimed towards the cravings of book-lovers rather than seamen. Goos hints at an ambiguity of the atlas' intended purpose on his titlepage by stating on some examples that it is ``very useful for sailors and pilots, as well as for gentlemen and merchants,'' while reversing it on other examples, saying that it is ``for all gentlemen and merchants, as well for sailors and pilots,'' the latter being perhaps more revealing.
Although Pieter Goos is better known as a copyist than an innovator, this chart is not a slavish copy of any of its precedents. A trace of Spanish influence is found in the Chesapeake, which is labelled Cheseapeack oste Bar. de Madre de Dios. Jamestown has been Anglicized to Iames Towne from the earlier charts' Iems Toun. Long Island is markedly better formed than before, and bears additional place-names, including Hamton. The settlement of New Amsterdam is marked at the southern end of Manhattan, and the town of Brooklyn (Breuckelen), settled thirty years before Goos' map, now appears. The delineation of Narragansett Bay and its islands have taken a turn for the worse as compared to the two previous charts. New nomenclature in New England includes the Charles River.


Rare Dutch Chart of the Caribbean

Heinrich Doncker, 1672, Pascaert vande Caribische Eylanden...

Excellent. Never washed, as visible. 17.5 x 21 in / 44 x 54 cm

$ 4500.

The chartmaker Doncker, though sometimes engaging in collaboration with other makers, had a reputation for searching out and compiling his own data, in contrast to most others in the commercial Dutch map trade. Superficially similar to the charts of Goos, Lootsman, and Van Loon, Doncker's sea charts are distinct in that he created his own original charts and continually corrected and improved them. This work comes his De Zee-Atlas Ofte Water-Waereld; Koeman comments that "...unlike the cooperation between Doncker, Goos and Lootsman, for the publication of the ‘Zeespiegel’, the ‘Zee-atlas’ stood on its own... ...Doncker’s charts were the most up-to-date in the second half of the 17th century.”






Hispaniola

(on full text sheet)

on verso: Holland.

Laser, 1713

$ 35




Important for the mapping of the Amazon

Stocklein, 1726: Strom Maragnon Autore R. P. Samuele Fritz, é Soc. Iesu. Prov. Bohem. 1707. Delineatus. Excellent.

Based on the explorations by Samuel Fritz, a Jesuit missionary who lived in South America for four decades.

$ 275









South American interior, Bolivia

Stocklein, 1726: Mission Bey den Moschen...


$ 110






Yucatan

Gazeteer Americano, 1770. The Yucatan and adjoining seas. Excellent.

$ 65



Panama Canal

Johnston Fruit Company

Dated 1912

22 x 32 cm

$ 35 (3 copies available)