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526Coming Soon!DetailsOgilby, John1671
Tabula Magellanica
Ogilby, John
$800.00Ogilby--JohnTabula-MagellanicaVery decorative, finely engraved antique map of Cape Horn ( Hoorn ), the southern-most point in South America and the Strait of Magellan, published ca. 1671, about 150 years after Magellan's discovery of the passage. <br></br> This original copper-plate engraved map is enlivened by two compass roses, four cartouches and numerous fanciful vignettes including mermaids, ostriches, penguins, and the scene of a sea battle. <br></br> This map was published in "America: Being an Accurate Description of the New World…" by John Ogilby, a Scottish cartographer, who was appointed "His Majesty's Cosmographer and Geographic Printer" in 1675.
659Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1769
Plate River, Buenos Aires and Montevideo
Tirion, Isaac
$125.00Tirion--IsaacPlate-River--Buenos-Aires-and-MontevideoOriginal antique chart by Isaac Tirion of the mouth of the Plate River ( Rivier de la Plata ) and points in present-day Argentina and Uruguay, South America. <br></br> Noted features include the city of Buenos Aires ( Ayres) Argentina , Quilmes ( Quelmes ), Bay of Montevideo ( Montvidio ) Uruguay, Kruid Magazyn, Wagthuis. Also includes the Juan River, St. Lucia River, Achuela River, Solis River, Baay van Maldonado, Kaap (Cape) St. Maria, Kaap der Steenrotsen, Kaap de Castilhos, and several islands: St. Michiel, St. Gabriel, Flora, and Zeehanden. Several large sand banks are shown. Inset map of the Bay of Maldonado. <br></br> Published in 1769 from Amsterdam by Isaac Tirion (1705 - 1765) in his "Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika" or "Modern History".
1119Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1800
Antique French Sea Chart of Patagonia in South America
Depot de la Marine
$1,450.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Sea-Chart-of-Patagonia-in-South-AmericaAn attractive large antique French sea chart of Patagonia in lower South America published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1800. This spectacular chart encompasses the southern half of South America. With part or all of what is today Argentina, and Chile and includes the Falkland Islands. The map, as noted in the cartouche, is based on charts or surveys published in 1789, 1790, etc. by officers of the Spanish Navy. <br></br> In a few areas where information about the coast was scarce or completely lacking, the coastline is drawn using a very light line with no shading. For example, the "Canal de St. Sebastien" shown on the chart in the upper part of Tierra del Fuego (Fr. "Terre de Feu") near the Bay of St. Sebastien was completely without basis in fact and its questionable existence is communicated by the use of thin lines on both the north and south limits of that feature. <br></br> At top is an inset map of the north part of Golfe de St. George showing Isla Tova. This spectacular chart also contains seven very attractive coastal elevation views that would aid navigators as they approached shore: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <span style= style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'IIe de la Mocha</li> <li>Vue du Cap Blanc</li> <li>Vue de 'Entrée du Port Desire</li> <li>Vue du Cap de 3 Pointes</li> <li>Vue des Iles Salvages</li> <li>Vue des Iles de Diego Ramirez</li> <li>Vue du Cap de Horn</li> </span> </ul> </div> "Prix Trois Francs" at bottom right. Logo of the Depot de la Marine in the lower left of the map.
641Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1815
Mouth of the Plate River to Buenos Aires
Direccion Hidrografia
$450.00Direccion-HidrografiaMouth-of-the-Plate-River-to-Buenos-AiresAntique Spanish nautical chart of the Plate River, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Argentina. This scarce sea chart is the 1815 corrected version of a chart first published in 1812 by Spain's Direccion Hidrographia. Laid to brown linen, probably when issued, in order to help the chart stand the rigors of a life at sea. <br><br/> With two detailed inset port plans: Plano del Puerto de Maldonado and Plano del Puerto de Monte-video. Also, at top are three profile coastal views. <br><br/> With the emblem of the Direccion Hidrographia.