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1395Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Antique Original Map
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$350.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasGulf-of-Mexico-and-Caribbean-Antique-Original-MapOriginal mid 18th-century French map of the Texas, Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, coastline with the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, Caribbean islands and Antilles. Framed, glazed, and double matted. This original antique map by Nicolas Bellin contains the tracks of explorers including Cortez, Ponce de leon, and the lesser-known Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, an early explorer of Mexco's Yucatan peninsula. <br></br> Size with frame 20" x 17". <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 12, No. 1. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the 'Petit Atlas Maritime' with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world.
602Coming Soon!DetailsDunn, Samuel1786
Compleat Map of the West Indies
Dunn, Samuel
$550.00Dunn--SamuelCompleat-Map-of-the-West-IndiesScarce antique nautical map focused on the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico. Interesting representation of Florida with the southern portion of that state shown as an archipelago of islands. Map coverage includes New Orleans, <b>Pensacola</b>, St. Augustine, <b>Amelia Island</b>, The Bahama Islands, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Leeward and Windward Islands, North Coasts of Colombia and Venezuela, Bay of Honduras, and Bay of Campeche. Earlier editions of this antique map are commonly found in the "The American Military Pocket Atlas" nicknamed the "Holster Atlas", issued to British Officers during the American Revolutionary War. <br></br> An interesting note on the map explains the derivation of terms "Windward" and "Leeward" to differentiate among two groups of islands in the southern Caribbean: <br><div class="indenttextblock "> "The distinction between the Leeward and Windward Islands which is not commonly understood arose from the following circumstances. It was a custom going to the West Indies to make Island Desirada, the wind from the tropics blowing always from the East. All the islands to ye N. and W. of Desirada lay to the Leeward and all ye islands to the E. or S. lay to Windward of such ship's course T.P."</div> <br></br> The author, Samuel Dunn (d. 1794), taught navigation and other mathematical subjects and published several works on navigation, nautical science, and on astronomy. Published for Robert Sayer in June 1786. London. No. 53 Fleet Street. Plate 41.
524Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1806
Carte Generale des Isles Antilles
Depot de la Marine
$775.00Depot-de-la-MarineCarte-Generale-des-Isles-AntillesLarge, rolled, copperplate engraved antique 'brown-back' working sea chart of the Caribbean (Antilles) issued by the French Depot de la Marine in 1806. Coverage includes from eastern Puerto Rico and its islands of Culebra and Vieques, the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, St. Kitts, Nevis, Montserrat, Antigua, Barbuda, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago to the Venezuelan coast. The lower portion of the map covers the northern coast of Venezuela including the cities of Cumana and Barcelona. Numerous French place names, soundings and navigation hazards are noted. <BR> </BR> Chart is covered with brown linen; probably contemporary to its issue based on the wear pattern. Blueback charts, covered in blue linen, or heavy paper are much more common, These brown back charts are not often found. The linen has done a good job of protecting the map and maintaining it's fine condition over the last 200+ years. <BR> </BR> With the circular stamp of the French Depot de la Marine. No 187. Price 3 Francs.
1286Coming Soon!DetailsTryer, James1822
Antique map of the Caribbean Sea and the Spanish Main
Tryer, James
$95.00Tryer--JamesAntique-map-of-the-Caribbean-Sea-and-the-Spanish-MainAntique map of the West Indies at the beginning of the 19th century by James Tryer. The area covered stretches from Florida in the north the Gulf of Darien in the south and from the Yucatan peninsula in the west to the Orinoco river in the east. Includes portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Sea of Honduras. The northern coast of South America is labeled "The Spanish Main". <br></br> James Tyrer was a prolific engraver from Pentonville, London who flourished during the early part of the nineteenth century. This neat map was published by John Souter in Clark's A New General School Atlas in 1822.