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AMÉRIQUE DU SUD


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74 JANSSONIUS, J. Terra Firma et Novum regnum Granatense et Propayan. Amsterdam, after 1630. In original o/l colours. Generally in very good condition. With some contemporary manuscript annotations in brown ink. 371 x 485 mm.
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¤ Fine copy, with wide margins of this handsome map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America including most of present day Columbia and part of Venezuela.
Terra Firma is Panama, Veragua is Costa Rica, and Popayan in the west and Nuevo Rey Node Granada in the east refers to the mountainous Columbia.
The map is significant both for illustrating these early historic areas in the New World and for the numerous settlements, rivers and mountains.
The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas. V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 9810:1.



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75 LOTTER, T.C. America Meridionalis. Augsburg, 1772. Coloured. Paper age toned, spotted and with surface dirt. Water stain in upper right corner. With an uncoloured title cartouche as issued. 455 x 576 mm.
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¤ A handsome detailed map with a large title piece at bottom left is surrounded by natives, a bird and a elephant.



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Brésil


76 BLAEU, W. Novus Brasiliae Typus. Amsterdam, 1638. In attractive strong original colours. Very good near to mint condition. Printed on heavy paper. Very good and dark impression. French text on verso. 376 x 487 mm.
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¤ 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. Originally engraved by Hondius, this is one of the plates purchased by Blaeu in 1629 to augment his own stock. North to the right.

As Willem Blaeu died in 1638 most of his maps are actually published by his son Joan. This maps carries his (engraved) signature and was actually published in volume II of a French edition of his "Le Theatre du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas", dated 1638, therefore published the last year of his life.
From early on Willem Jansz. Blaeu aimed of publishing an atlas to compete with the Hondius-Jansson Atlas. By 1630, he had published at least 17 folio size maps. Blaeu was able to realize his plan soon after he had acquired the copper plates of the atlas maps by Jodocus Hondius. The "Appendix followed in 1630.
In 1635 he finally realized a "international edition" of a world atlas, the "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum".
This example is from a very rare 1638 French text edition, which has the same copperplates as the 1635 edition, however the text on the verso was reset in two text columns. This edition is the last version the great master printed under his patronage. Koeman/V.d.Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol.2, 112.2



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77 D'APRES DE MANNEVILLETTE. Plan de la Baye et du Port de Rio-Janeiro. Paris, Brest, Demonville, 1775. Uncoloured. Good impression, printed on heavy paper. Some light marginal water staining. 485 x 315 mm.
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¤ French chart of mostly focusing on Guanabara bay. Notice the names of the many now famous areas of Rio are already firmly established (Botafogo, Lame, S. Cristovao, Gloria, etc) and others are gone (S. Bernardo and S. Diego).
Prepared by Jacques-François L'Abbé Dicquemare (1733-1789).
Latitude and longitude scales, compass rose and system of rhumb lines, soundings near coast and in bay areas.
D' Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780) was a famous French sailor and hydrograph. During a voyage to China in 1728 he succeeded in correcting the latitudes of many places using new instruments. Back in France he devised a plan to correct and publish all the existing maps of the route to China: the Red Sea, the coasts of India, Malaya, the northern parts of Indonesia, Indochina and China.
When the first edition of his Atlas Le Neptune Oriental (containing only 22 charts) was published in 1745, it was regarded as a major achievement and a library indispensable to navigators. In 1672, d'Après was appointed director of an office established by the Compagnie des Indes for the publication of charts.



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78 DÉPOT DE LA MARINE Plan de la Baie de Rio-Janeiro… Paris [1829] 1843. Marginal light water staining along left border. Overall good condition. 885 x 595 mm.
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¤ A detailed chart of the Rio de Janeiro bay with towns, buildings, banks, isles and soundings made in brasses a French measure of depth of water corresponding to the fathom.
With 2 insets respectively listing information about the soundings with a table allowing the convertion from brasses to metres and the corrections made in 1843.
Engraved by Caplin after the original design of M. Barral, Naval Vessel Lieutenant under the command of the rear-admiral M. le Baron Hyde de Neuville.
Paris 1829, corrections to 1843.
With reseller sticker under lower border frame indicating that the map was on sale at the shop of the brothers Fillastre, Fossés du Chapeau-Rouge, n° 4, près la Bourse, Bordeaux. Reseller's stamp in the lower left corner.



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Guyane/Surinam


79 HONDIUS, H. Guiana sive Amazonum Regio. Amsterdam, 1640. In original colours. Paper slightly browned. In good impression. Some contemporary annotations in the map with brown ink. 370 x 495 mm.
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¤ Nice map extending from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis east of the Amazon delta. The map locates at its center a large inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city Manoa del Dorado, or the golden city of the Incas.
The search for this city led many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, on wild adventures through the jungles. The map is beautifully decorated with three cartouches, ships, sea battles, monsters and a fine compass rose.

No text on verso. From a French composite atlas. V.d. Krogt, Atlantes Neerlandici, Vol. I, 9840:1.1.



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