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3631Coming Soon!DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1751
Mid eighteenth-century French map of the Province of Quito
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
$350.00Anville--Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon-d-Mid-eighteenth-century-French-map-of-the-Province-of-QuitoFine example of the single sheet version of Pedro Vicente Maldonado's map of the Province of Quito, one of the most important regional maps of South America published in the 18th Century. Includes the triangular network of survey lines la Condamine utilized in his survey. <br></br> The map is a reduced version of Maldonado's 4 sheet map published in Paris in 1750. This single sheet version was incorporated in La Condamine's authoritative account of the Spanish-French Geodesic Mission to the area, often referred to as the "la Condamine expedition". <br></br> This map was drawn by Jean-Baptiste Bourguinon d'Anville, one of the most celebrated French cartographers, and engraved by Guillaume Delahaye. This map was commissioned by Mr. de la Condamine to be included in his Journal du voyage fait par ordre du roi à l'équateur, servant d'introduction historique à la 'Mesure des trois premiers degrés du méridien', which was published in Paris by l'Imprimerie Royale in 1751. <br></br> Focused on what is today Equador, the map extends from Jaen on the Rio Maranon in what is now northern Peru, all the way northwards to Popayan (Colombia), and runs from the Pacific coast over the Andes to include the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin. Includes important cities such as Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Popayan and Esmereldas. This vast area was one of the most challenging in the world to map, as it included thousands of square miles of coastal plains, volcanic peaks, and swamps.
883Coming Soon!DetailsDuperrey, Louis-Isidore1827
Old chart of the Galapagos Islands and anchorages
Duperrey, Louis-Isidore
$550.00Duperrey--Louis-IsidoreOld-chart-of-the-Galapagos-Islands-and-anchoragesAntique French copper-plate engraved charts of the <b>Galapagos Islands</b> (Ecuador) and three ports in Colombia. Six charts and plans on a single sheet of heavy wove paper by Duperrey from the "Voyage autour du monde, exécuté par ordre du Roi, sur la corvette de Sa Majesté, La Coquille, pendant les années 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825". Published by the Depot de la Marine - Hyd. Fr. N°. 725 N°. 42. <br></br> The charts include the following: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <li>Carte des Iles Gallapagos d'aprés les observationes faites par Vancouver en 1791, par Davidson et le Capt. B. Hall en 1822. </li> <li>Plan de la Baie Albany (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de Mouillage de L'Ile Hood (Iles Gallapagos)</li> <li>Plan de la Baye Salango (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Mouillage de Tacames (Colombie)</li> <li>Plan du Banc de la Perle (Ile de la Perle)</li> </ul> </div> The <b>Banc de la Perle</b> is significant in that it was there that two British whalers grounded and were lost on April 24th, 1822. The combined crews salvaged parts and built a new vessel, the Deliverance, which some of the crew then sailed to Hawaii. The wreck site lay hidden until it was rediscovered by NOAA divers in 2004. <div class="indenttextblock"> (Pearl Site Survey 2006. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. <a href="" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>