Islands and Archipelagos

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1017Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous 
Anonymous French chart of the east Mediterranean sea Sheet III
Anonymous
$2,500.00AnonymousAnonymous-French-chart-of-the-east-Mediterranean-sea-Sheet-IIIInteresting possibly unrecorded chart of the eastern Mediterranean Sea labeled "Feuille III" (Sheet 3.) Labels the key regions "Romanie, Caramanie, Natolie, Syrie". The regional naming and the area covered are generally consistent with those on the third (eastern) sheet of Bellin's "Carte de la Mer Mediterranee en Trois Feuilles" published in 1745 (based on Grognard's survey). This chart is nicely engraved and is printed on heavy wove paper, all signs of a quality in a published chart of that era. <br></br> However, although this chart bears the designation "Feuille III" and uses the French language, it is different in many ways. This chart is untitled, uses portrait format rather than landscape format, and displays very different geography- omits many key geographic features and places other features in different locations (e.g.. Isle Provencale near Alexandrette). Also significant is the absence of a distance scale and in the location where the title block is typically found, a list of eight islands with the comment that the list is of islands between the meridian of Cape St. Ange and Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey).
906Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Very early Balearic Island charts with Ibiza and Majorca
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$1,250.00Bordone--BenedettoVery-early-Balearic-Island-charts-with-Ibiza-and-MajorcaTwo of the earliest obtainable maps of Spain's Balearic Islands: Majorca / Mallorca, Minorca / Menorca, Ibiza / Eivissa, and Formentera. A single sheet containing two antique woodcut maps (one map on each side). Published from Venice in 1534 in the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's 'Isolario', or "Island Book". The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Recto contains a map with a portion of the eastern coast of Spain, at that time part of the "Regno de Catelogna", with five un-named settlements near "C. Martino" (today a diving spot kown as Cabo de San Martin) that may include Gandia, Javea / Xàbia, or Alicante. Offshore of the coast are the Balearic islands of Ibiza ("Ieuiza") and Formentera ("Formentazia") with the smaller surrounding islets of Tagomago, "Famolaria" (Santa Eulalia ?), and "Dragoneza" in the vicinity of Illa Sa Conillera. The last may be a error on the part of Bordone as there is an island "Illa Sa Dragonera" but it is located off the coast of Mallorca in roughly the same relative location to the west of the island. <br></br> Verso contains a map with Majorca ("Maiorica") with "Porto Colobo" or the Bay of Palma, and Minorca ("Minorica") with " Porto Mao" or Port Mahon. Two islets shown are Illa de l'Aire ("Cabrera") and "Dragonera". <br></br> Bordone's directional symbols correspond to many of the Italian names for the principal Mediterranean winds including, [G]reco; a cross denoting East ; [S]irocco; [O]stro or South; [P]onente or West; and [M]aestro. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text in Italian.
922Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Very early chart of Lesbos or Lesvos, Greece
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$375.00Bordone--BenedettoVery-early-chart-of-Lesbos-or-Lesvos--GreeceOne of the earliest printed maps of <b>Lesbos / Lesvos</b>, a Greek island in the northeastern Aegean Sea on a full page of text. Oriented with the east at the top, coverage includes Lesbos, and across the Edremit Gulf ("Colpho Adramatino"), the Ayvacik district of the Çanakkale Province of Turkey. <br></br> Perhaps the most interesting feature is that Bordone's map may be the earliest printed map to locate and name the Homeric <b>Bronze-age city of Troy</b>, although Bordone places Troy a bit farther south than its true location. On the mainland, in Turkey, near "Capo S. Maria" or present-day Babakale, the map shows a site "troia" with broken columns indicating ruins. Sonetti published an earlier map of Lesbos which inspired Bordone's map but there is no indication of ruins in that location, nor are there place names. <br></br> Shows the capital of <b>Mitilini / Mytilene ("Metelini")</b> somewhat misplaced to the northeast of the island. A bit to the west (on Bordonne's map) of Mitilini "la tore in mare" denotes a lighthouse in the sea. Nearby Mitilini, Bordone locates a hilltop church "Saint Theodoro". Saint Theodore is the patron saint of Mytilini. <br></br> Published from Venice in 1534 in the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's 'Isolario', or "Island Book". The various editions of the Isolario were published using the same wood-block plates and each edition is differentiated from the other by the location of the page breaks within the text. The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text in Italian.
923Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Very early map of Cadiz, Spain and the Azores, Portugal
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$575.00Bordone--BenedettoVery-early-map-of-Cadiz--Spain-and-the-Azores--PortugalOne of the earliest printed maps of Cadiz, Spain (and another map of the Azores, Portugal) on a single sheet. Published from Venice in 1534 in the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario", or Island Book. The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Recto shows a small-scale map of the <b>Azores islands</b>, in the Atlantic Ocean about 850 miles west of Portugal. Three islands on Bordonne's map can be traced to their present-day equivalents: "S. Maria" (Santa Maria), "S. Georgio" (Sao Jorge), and "Samguimi" (Sao Miguel). Also shows the <b>mythical islands</b> of "Asmaida" and "Brasil" or Hy-Brazil as is is called in modern cartographic literature. Brasil island was long imagined to be located somewhere in the Atlantic Ocean to the west of Ireland. Brasil appears on several manuscript Portolani from the 14th and 15th century by Angelino Dulcert (1325), Andrea Bianco (1436) and others. Over almost 200 years several expeditions to find the Brasil were conducted by John Cabot, John Jay and others but as it was only an imaginary island the explorations failed. <br></br> Bordone's map of <b>Cadiz, Spain</b> (verso) is very interesting for its early place in the evolution of the cartography of that region. This map is almost cartoon-like in its simplicity. With the "Stretto de Gibilterra" defining the right limit of the map, and the "Regno de Castiglia" above, Cadiz is shown as a simple crescent shape slightly separated from the mainland. Towns that Bordone noted include "Gades" (Cadiz) , Turs, Tola, and S. Maria. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text in Italian.
924Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Very early map of the Leeward Islands of the Lesser Antilles
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$940.00Bordone--BenedettoVery-early-map-of-the-Leeward-Islands-of-the-Lesser-AntillesThe first printed maps of the Caribbean islands of St. Martin and Guadeloupe, published just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. An attractive group of three antique maps inset on a single sheet with Italian text on verso and recto. <br></br> The recto includes a small-scale chart of the Leeward Islands. Here the geographical relationship of the islands bears little resemblance to present-day maps. Bordonne names the islands: "S. Maria Rotonda"; "Moserato" or Montserrat; "Buchima" or "Barbuda"; "Dominica"; S. Maria Antica" or Antigua; "Santa" or "Saint Kitts?; and "C. Martino" or St. Martin. <br></br> Two additional maps on the verso show the islands of "Guadalupe" Guadeloupe and "Matinina" or St. Martin. Each island is decorated with features that Bordonne addresses in the text. Guadeloupe is shown covered with a low leafy vegetation. St. Martin sports numerous caves set into small hills. <br></br> Published from Venice in 1534 in the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario", or Island Book. The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text in Italian.
925Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
First printed map of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$900.00Bordone--BenedettoFirst-printed-map-of-the-Caribbean-island-of-HispaniolaThe first printed large-scale map of the Caribbean island of <b>Hispaniola</b> which is shared by two nations: the Dominican Republic and Haiti. Also the first printed map to show the earliest settlement in the New World (other than a Viking settlement)- <b>La Isabela</b> ("Isabella"). During his second voyage in 1493 Christopher Columbus founded La Isabela on the central north coast of Hispaniola, in what is today the Dominican Republic. Map is inset onto a full page of Italian text. <br></br> This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. From the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario di Benedetto Bordone Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'Isole del mondo, con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, favole, & modi del loro vivere, & in qual parte del mare stanno, & in qual parallelo & clima giaciono. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato". The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. Bordonne depicts the interior of the island as mountainous with numerous rivers flowing to the sea. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
926Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Early printed map of South America with Hispaniola and Jamaica
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$800.00Bordone--BenedettoEarly-printed-map-of-South-America-with-Hispaniola-and-JamaicaOne of the earliest printed maps and the first obtainable map of the <b>South American continent</b>. South America is not recognizable as such but it closely compares to Rosselli's world map of 1508 from which Bordonne derived the shape. <br></br> Includes the Caribbean islands of <b>Jamaica</b> ("Iamaiqua") and <b>Hispaniola</b> ("Spagnola"). Within the truncated area of South America, Bordonne names four major regions which he discussed in the text: "Chanchite", (in the vicinity of present-day Colombia), "Cuztana", "Maziatombal" (associated with the Amazon River), and "Paria" (which may be related to the eastern portion of Venezuela). <br></br> This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. From the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario di Benedetto Bordone Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'Isole del mondo, con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, favole, & modi del loro vivere, & in qual parte del mare stanno, & in qual parallelo & clima giaciono. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato". The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. Bordonne depicts the interior of the island as mountainous with numerous rivers flowing to the sea. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
927Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Early map of the Canary Islands and Cape Verde Islands
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$950.00Bordone--BenedettoEarly-map-of-the-Canary-Islands-and-Cape-Verde-IslandsThe first small-scale printed map to name the individual <b>Canary Islands</b> now part of Spain, and the Portugese <b>Cape Verde Islands</b>. Both groups of islands are shown in the Atlantic Ocean on a single map with part of Africa. <br></br> At right Bordonne shows the coast of Africa and names the on-shore regions "Getulia", "Argin" (Arguin ?), and "Libya di Sotto". Bordonne's names for the main Canary Islands and their modern equivalents are: "Palma" (La Palma), "Agore" (La Gomera), "Tinerif" (Tenerife), "Canaria" (Gran Canaria), "Forte Ventura" (Fuerteventura), and "Lazazoto" (Lazarote). <br></br> At bottom left are the most northern of the Cape Verde Islands, or the Ilhas de Barlavento: "S. Antonio" ( Santo Antão),"S. Vincenzio" (São Vicente), "S. Jacopo" ("Santa Luzia"), "S. Nicolo" (São Nicolau). Some islands shown close to the coast are more difficult to account for: "I. Bianca" (Sal ?), "I. delle Gaze" (Boa Vista ?) and "Cuori". <br></br> From the second Zoppino edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "<b>Isolario di Benedetto Bordone</b> Nel qual si ragiona di tutte l'Isole del mondo, con li lor nomi antichi & moderni, historie, favole, & modi del loro vivere, & in qual parte del mare stanno, & in qual parallelo & clima giaciono. Con la gionta del Monte del Oro novamente ritrovato". This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
928Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Early maps of Madeira and Ptolemaic Canary Islands
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$950.00Bordone--BenedettoEarly-maps-of-Madeira-and-Ptolemaic-Canary-IslandsTwo antique maps, one of Madeira, an island of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean, and a curious map of the Atlantic islands on Africa's west coast based on the names and locations used by the Greeks and Romans. On the recto is the first printed map of the Portugese island of Madeira, by Benedetto Bordonne. Bordonne depicts the island as mountainous with numerous trees, and names four villages: "Camera de Lioni" (Câmara de Lobos); Fonzal" (Funchal); "Santa" (Sao Vincente); "Monerico" (Machico). <br></br> In his "Geography", Claudius Ptolemy, the Greco-Egyptian geographer lists a number of islands and their geographic coordinates. The verso contains one of the first printed maps showing the location of the Atlantic islands with Ptolemy's place names or that of the of the Roman geographer Pliny including: "Autolala" (Madeira), "Ninguaria" (Tenerife), "Canaria" (Gran Canaria), "Iunone" (Lanzarote or Fuerteventura), "Ombrio" (Ferro), and "Cisperia" (La Gomera). (Smith, William. <B>Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography</b>. London. 1869. <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=xgtAAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA906&lpg=PA906&dq=roman+names+for+canary+islands&source=bl&ots=2tZo3281lY&sig=rABlSnYBibeSpYSIR0SmvJp67Ms&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0CEMQ6AEwCDgKahUKEwjR28e1zerIAhXBJCYKHQ7VClc#v=onepage&q=906&f=false" target="_blank">Internet.)</a> <br></br> From the second Zoppino edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "<b>Isolario di Benedetto Bordone</b>" . This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. The Isolario provided maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485.
929Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Early map of Porto Santo Island in the Madeira archipelago
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$350.00Bordone--BenedettoEarly-map-of-Porto-Santo-Island-in-the-Madeira-archipelagoAntique woodcut printed map of Porto Santo off the west coast of Africa in the Atlantic ocean. One of the earliest printed maps solely devoted to Porto Santo island, in the Portugese Madeira island group. By Benedetto Bordonne, who shows Porto Santo, Portugal in its geographical context with Madeira to the south and the west coast of Africa or "Getulia" to the east. Show several villages scattered around the island. <br></br> On a full sheet of Italian text. From the second Zoppino edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "<b>Isolario di Benedetto Bordone</b>" . This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. The Isolario provided maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485.
977Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Very old wood-cut map of the island of Santorini, Greece
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$600.00Bordone--BenedettoVery-old-wood-cut-map-of-the-island-of-Santorini--GreeceAn early map of the Greek Aegean Island of Santorini ("S. Erini") in the Cycladic Island group. Opposite the caldera from Thira is the smaller island of Thirasia ("Tiresia"). Shows four villages: Oia ("San Salvadore"), Pyrgos ("Scaro"), Akrotiri ("Acortiri") and "Apanomerca". <br></br> Shows a jagged set of lines on the west coast of the island similar to the letter "M" set on its side. From the location it almost certainly represents the switchback road leading down the cliff face to the beach and ferry station; a feature most tourists to the island who arrive by boat will well remember. <br></br> Map is inset onto a full page of Italian text. Verso contains another similar-sized map of the Cycladic island of "Namphio" (present-day Anafi) which lies just a few miles to the east of Santorini. <br></br> This scarce antique map was published from Venice in 1534, just 42 years after Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World. From the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's "Isolario" which provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text on verso in Italian.
1037Coming Soon!DetailsBordone, Benedetto1534
Early maps of the Greek Cycladic islands of Tinos and Andros
Bordone, Benedetto
1534
$325.00Bordone--BenedettoEarly-maps-of-the-Greek-Cycladic-islands-of-Tinos-and-AndrosOne of the earliest printed maps of the Greek islands of Tinos and Andros, both located in the northern Cyclades archipelago. Two maps on a single page. The map of Andros shows a fortified Andros town perched on a peninsula at the western side of the island. <br></br> Published from Venice in 1534 in the second edition of Benedetto di Bordone's 'Isolario', or "Island Book". The various editions of the Isolario were published using the same wood-block plates and each edition is differentiated from the other by the location of the page breaks within the text. The Isolario provided nautical-chart inspired maps of islands alongside information for travellers on their culture, myths, climate, and history. <br></br> Bordone (1460-1531) was a Paduan cartographer, and an illustrator of manuscripts, best known for his 'Isolario' or book of islands. Bordone's work was only the second isolario ever printed, the first being that of Bartolommeo Dalli Sonneti published in 1485. Text in Italian.
115Coming Soon!DetailsThevet, Andre1575
Palimbotre
Thevet, Andre
1575
$150.00Thevet--AndrePalimbotreAttractive antique woodblock engraving by Andre Thevet of a perhaps mythical island 'Palimbotre' that he places south of the Ganges River in the Bay of Bengal. About Palimbotre Thevet writes " in this island most of the inhabitants idolize and respect their idols which are made of decorous ebony, where their neighbors of the continent fashion them from marble, stone, sandalwood and other materials" (Conley, Tom. P. 195).<BR> </BR> Thevet, born around 1516, became a Franciscan friar and wrote extensively about his travels in both the old world and new, widely embellishing the stories and images with myth and fiction.
913Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1576
Island of Candia (Crete) in Greece
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1576
$275.00Porcacchi--TomassoIsland-of-Candia-(Crete)-in-GreeceVery interesting early antique map of the Greek Mediterranean island of Candia (Crete or Kriti), the largest island in Greece. This late 16th century map, by Tomasso Porcacchi, shows some of the largest towns on the island at that time: Cania (Chania), Retimo (Rethimno), and Candia (Iraklio). Numeous small islands and islets are named offshore including Morena, Farioni, Paxmando, and Standia. In the stippled sea, empty space is filled with fanciful sea creatures, huge sea snails, crabs, and a three-masted galleon. <br></br> At the center of the map is a cicular design of a maze south of the town of Candia (Iraklio or Heraklion). That maze is a reference to the labyrinth of King Minos of Crete that was believed to be located at the palace at Knossos. Since classical times that site was believed to be the location where Daedalus built the labyrinth for King Minos to hold the mythical Minotaur. <br></br> The entrance to three caves is depicted near the southwest coast in the general vicinity of the well-known Samaria Gorge. At that spot Porcacchi has noted: "Habitation d' homini e bestiami nelle chuerne" or the dwelling of men and cattle in ?chuerne. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginng in 1572. Page 108.
915Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1576
Greek Island of Karpathos or Scarpanto in the Aegean
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1576
$250.00Porcacchi--TomassoGreek-Island-of-Karpathos-or-Scarpanto-in-the-AegeanInteresting antique map from 1576, by Tomasso Porcacchi, of the Greek Aegean island of Scarpanto or Kárpathos, about 30 miles southwest of Rhodes. Karpathos is part of the Dodecanese island group. A few of the key features Porcacchi notes on this old map are: Porto Grato, Porto Tristano, Capo Bonadrea, Castro Calamo, and Fianti. The walled village of Scarpanto is depicted on the East end of the island with three mountains directly to the west: M. St. Elya, M. Ores, and M. Anchinara. <br></br> On a full page with text. Wood-cut capital letter "P" at the beginning of the textual desription of Candia, in Italian, just below the map. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginng in 1572. Page 113.
916Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1576
Greek Island of Zakynthos or Zante in the Ionian Sea
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1576
$175.00Porcacchi--TomassoGreek-Island-of-Zakynthos-or-Zante-in-the-Ionian-SeaCopperplate-engraved antique map (1576), engraved by Girolamo Porro and drawn by Tomasso Porcacchi, of the Greek Ionian island of Zante or Zakynthos, the third largest of the Ionian Islands. A few of the key features Porcacchi notes on this old map of Zakynthos are: Plomati, Ambello, Zero Castelli, la Madonna, Santa Maria de Piscopo, and a large saline or salt marsh in a large bay to the north. Fantastical sea serpents fill empty areas in the finely stippled seas. <br></br> On a full page with text on recto and verso. Woodcut capital letter "I" at the beginning of the textual desription of Zante, in Italian, just below the map. Woodcut headpiece and a scrollwork title cartouche with simply "Zante". <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginng in 1572. Page 98.
1222Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1576
Scarce map of Puerto Rico, San Giovanni or Borichen
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1576
$325.00Porcacchi--TomassoScarce-map-of-Puerto-Rico--San-Giovanni-or-BorichenFine sixteenth-century map of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, or Borichen as it was known by the indigenous Taino indians. One of the earliest available maps specifically of Puerto Rico. San Juan is noted as S. Giovanni. <br></br> Contains the eastern coast of Cuba and a scattering of islands ( Le Vergini ) representing the British Virgin Islands. At bottom left is seen S. Croce (St. Croix). A large island off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, "El Bacan" is probably the nearby island of Vieques. Numerous sea serpents swim in the offshore waters. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginng in 1572. Italian text on verso.
947Coming Soon!DetailsRuscelli, Girolamo1598
Scarce antique map of the Greek Archipelago
Ruscelli, Girolamo
1598
$275.00Ruscelli--GirolamoScarce-antique-map-of-the-Greek-ArchipelagoAntique map of <b>Greece</b> published in 1598. The third state of Ruscelli's map of Greece and one of the earliest obtainable maps of modern Greece, derived from Gastaldi's map of 1548. Coverage includes Istanbul ("Costantinopili"), Turkey; Izmir ("Smirne"), Turkey; Crete, Negroponte, Corfu, and the Cycladic Greek Islands; Otranto and Gallipoli, Italy; and part of the Gulf of Venice. <br></br> This colorful, scarce map is from the sixth edition of <b>Girolamo Ruscelli's</b> translation of Claudio Ptolemy's Geografia with 27 Ptolemaic maps and 42 other maps based on modern sources. <br></br> Girolamo Ruscelli (1504 - 1566) was an Italian cartographer and writer who, under the pseudonym <b>Alexius Pedemontanus</b>, published the popular book "<i>The Secrets of Alexis of Piedmont</i>". That book was an early contribution to the scientific revolution that arose during the Rennaisance.
1074Coming Soon!DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Antique map of the island of Ischia in the Bay of Naples
Bertius, Petrus
1616
$150.00Bertius--PetrusAntique-map-of-the-island-of-Ischia-in-the-Bay-of-NaplesSmall detailed, 400 year-old map of the volcanic island of Ischia which lies off the coast of Naples, Italy. Ischia is the largest of three islands that lie in or near the Gulf of Naples: Ischia, Capri, and Procida. At the east end of the island is shown the Aragonese Castle built in the year 474. <br></br> From the Latin edition of Bertius' 'Tabularum geographicarum contractarum..' Petrus Bertius was a professor of mathematics at Leyden University in Holland.
656Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1634
Carte de l'Isle de Oleron
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1634
$160.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasCarte-de-l-Isle-de-OleronSmall, attractive map of the island of Oleron in the Bay of Biscay in Western France, just off the coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Oleron is France's second largest island, after Corsica. <br></br> Shows a great deal of interior detail as small as individual buildings, churches, windmills, and gardens. This map is a variant similar to but substantially different from the version published by Tassin in "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" . This more scarce version contains a compass rose, the cartouche appears at bottom right, and the ships and interior island details are different. <br></br> Published by Tavernier in one of the many small-sized atlases created by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's works contain topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Plate 30.
141Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Fort de Brigancon
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
$195.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasFort-de-BriganconScarce antique island map by Christophe N. Tassin from 1636. Depicts the Fort of Bregancon near Toulon which is the official retreat for the President of France. The island today looks very much the same as this coperplate engraved view created more than 360 years ago . <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
1132Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1638
Scarce antique chart of the coast of Provence, France near Toulon
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1638
$800.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasScarce-antique-chart-of-the-coast-of-Provence--France-near-ToulonA strikingly attractive antique French map of the coast of Provence in the south of France on the Mediterranean Sea. This old map by Christophe Nicholas Tassin is decorated with a huge fantastical title cartouche, sea serpent, sailing vessels, and a large decorative compass rose. <br></br> Coverage extends from La Ciotat, past Toulon, La Seyne, Hyeres ("Hieres"), and ends in the east near the island of Brigancon. Key features include the Tour de Gapeau, the Îles d'Hyères with Porquerolles, Cap de Sepet, and the Saint-Baume ("Montagne de la St. Baulme"). Numerous small villages are noted including: Nans, Rogiers ("Rougiers"), Tourves ("Tourbes"), Saint-Maximin, St. Marguerite, and Bourmes. <br></br> A very early map from Tassin who authored the first atlas of the French coast "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" in 1634 <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Tassin--Christophe-Nicholas/Title/Cartes-Generale-et-Particulieres-de-toutes-le-costes-de-France/660" target="_blank">(see title page)</a> but this map later at least from 1638 or later and not from the coastal atlas as the sheet size does not match the atlas. <br></br> Apparently a second state of the center sheet of a separately published three-sheet map "Carte particuliere des costes de Provence et Languedoc". This state without the date and the attribution to Tassin in the title cartouche. <br></br> Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces.
600Coming Soon!DetailsJansson, Jan1657
Het Eylandt Corsica
Jansson, Jan
1657
$275.00Jansson--JanHet-Eylandt-CorsicaAntique Dutch map of the French island of Corsica ( Corse ), in the Mediterranean Sea from ca. 1657 by Jan Jansson. Jansson (1588-1664) was a Dutch publisher and map maker from Amsterdam. <br></br> This nautical map is an original antique, over 350 years old and is oriented with North to the left. Prominent coastal details that are featured include: San Bonifacio strait, Golfo S. Fiorenzo, Golfo de Genarca, Golfo Aiazzo, Gollfo de Talabo, and at the far West, Capo Corsa. <br></br> On a folio-sized page with Dutch text on both the recto and verso related to the geography of that island. <br></br> Page 21.
381Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1675
Plan de la Ville de Rode
Anonymous
1675
$275.00AnonymousPlan-de-la-Ville-de-RodeScarce engraving of the port of Rode (Rhodes), Greece decorated with a bat-form title cartouche, a square-rigged warship, and three galleys. References on the plan to the 'Grand Master' and 'Sultan Suleiman' suggest that the map was intended to illustrate the Siege of Rhodes in 1522 when the Knights of Rhodes were defeated and driven out by the Ottomans. That order later became known as the 'Knights of Malta' after they established residence on the island of Malta in 1530.<BR> </BR> We cannot locate an identical copy of this anonymous work anywhere on-line but the topographic details are nearly identical to those in a map by Dapper from 1687. This example probably dates from a period between 1650 - 1675 because this map contains more explanatory detail (in French) than Dapper's map and the strapwork cartouche points to an earlier style.<BR> </BR> Numerous geographic descriptions include: the palace of the Grand Master; port des galeres; Tour de St. Jean; port des vaisseaux; the old walled village of Rhodes, and two long breakwaters, each protected by a tower at the end. Strapwork mileage scale.
935Coming Soon!DetailsPeeters, Jan1680
Decorative antique map of Crete, Greece
Peeters, Jan
1680
$190.00Peeters--JanDecorative-antique-map-of-Crete--GreeceAntique frontispiece with the island of Crete, Greece (Candia) published from Antwerp by Peeters in a volume with several prints of views of key cities on Crete. Map of the key Greek island of Crete with the labyrinth ("laberinta") of King Minos identified in the middle of the island. Names several important cities including "Canea" (Chania), "Candia" (Iraklio), "Fenice", "Penico" and "Matoli". <br></br> Set among a scene depicting the aftermath of a battle with two figures holding a sheet with the coat of arms of Pope Innocent XI ("Innocentius XI Pontifex Maximus"). One of the figures appears to be a representation of a Turk with a scimitar standing on the holy Christian cross, representing the conflict between the Ottoman Empire and Venice for control of Crete in the 17th century. <br></br> Attribution reads: "I. Peeters excudit- Antverpi." Conrad Lauwers sculp.
914Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Candie
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
$85.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonCandieSmall, attractive antique view of the harbor of Candia (Heraklion or Iraklio) on Crete, Greece with mosques and other buildings surmounted by the cresent moon of the Ottoman Caliphate. Galleys and other warships battle offshore in the Mediterranean Sea and the smoke of cannon fire indicate a westerly breeze. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683. <br></br> The Ottomans captured most of Crete during the early years of the Cretan War (1645-1669) but the Venetians retained control of the capital, Candia, until the very end in 1669. This engraved view probably captures a moment in the final battle for control of Heraklion. Page 203. <br></br> Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers" . Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".
917Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Antique map of Iceland with Greenland
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
$215.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonAntique-map-of-Iceland-with-GreenlandCharming antique map of Iceland (Islande) with a profile view of Greenland (Groenland) in the background. Between the two islands is a scene of several whaling vessels hunting and harpooning very large whales from whaleboats. By Allain Mallet, Paris, 1683. <br></br> Towns depicted include Reykjavík ("Rikiaves"), Holar ("Hola"), Kopavogur ("Koplavnik"), and "Bestede". Mount Hekla ("Mont Hecla") is shown erupting vigorously and numeous other vocanic cones are depicted in the interior. A recorded eruption of Mount Hekla that began in May 1636 lasted over one year. <br></br> Published by Mallet in "Description de l'Univers" . Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a techer of mathematics. In addition to "Description de l'Univers" Mallet also published "Les Travaux de Mars ou l'Art de la Guerre".
687Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1686
Antique map of Santorini, Greece
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1686
$300.00Porcacchi--TomassoAntique-map-of-Santorini--GreeceOld antique copperplate-engraved map of the Greek island of Santorini, Greece in the Aegean Sea. Noted points of interest include the islands of Apronisi and Therasia, nearby Santorini, along with the Santorinan habitations of S. Salvador, Akrotiri ("Acortiri") , Scaro, and Nebrio. The colorful map was printed in 1686 in one of the last editions of Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book " L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo" which was first published in Venice ca. 1572. This 1686 edition is differentiated from earlier versions of Porcacchi's atlas in that 1) it is the only edition where the maps are not set within printed text, and 2) the chart was re-engraved for this edition and the compass rose is less elaborate. <br></br>On the compass rose Porcacchi identifies eight points that correspond to the classical eight-point naming convention for Mediterranean winds that dates back at least 2000 years. The octagonal "Tower of the Winds" of the Roman Agora in Athens, Greece contains friezes on each wall depicting the principal wind deities and was once capped with a weathervane. Porcacchi's compass rose symbols "T", "G", "+" , "S", "O", "L", "P", "M", correspond to the Italian names for the principal Mediterranean winds: Tramontana ( North ), Greco, Levante ( with a cross denoting East ), Sirocco, Ostro ( South ), Libeccio. Ponente ( West ), and Maestro. ( Taylor, E.G.R., "The Haven Finding Art: A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook". New York. 1957 (pp. 6-8) <br></br> Simple design as is common in the Isolario maps with depictions of two mythical sea monsters and a scrollwork title cartouche labeled simply: "Santorini". Seas are stippled <br></br> Ample margins and hand-coloring make this antique map of Santorini a fine candidate for framing.
695Coming Soon!DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1686
Antique map of Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1686
$325.00Porcacchi--TomassoAntique-map-of-Majorca--Balearic-Islands--SpainNumerous fantastical sea monsters fill the empty spaces on this antique copperplate-engraved map of Majorca ( Mallorca ) , Spain the largest of the Balearic Islands. Majorca is nearly five times the size of its sister island Menorca. Majorca's history is closely tied to seafaring- the first people to colonize the island are believed to be Phonecian traders who arrived around the 8th century B.C. <br></br> This decorative old map was printed in 1686 in one of the last editions of Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". This 1686 edition is differentiated from earlier versions in that: 1) it is the only edition where the maps are not set within printed text, and 2) the chart was re-engraved for this edition and the compass rose is less elaborate. <br></br>On the compass rose Porcacchi identifies eight points that correspond to the classical eight-point naming convention for Mediterranean winds that dates back at least 2000 years. The octagonal "Tower of the Winds" of the Roman Agora in Athens, Greece contains friezes on each wall depicting the principal wind deities and was once capped with a weathervane. Porcacchi's compass rose symbols: "T", "G", "+" , "S", "O", "L", "P", "M", correspond to the Italian names for the principal Mediterranean winds: Tramontana ( North ), Greco, Levante ( with a cross denoting East ), Sirocco, Ostro ( South ), Libeccio. Ponente ( West ), and Maestro. ( Taylor, E.G.R., "The Haven Finding Art: A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook". New York. 1957 (pp. 6-8) <br></br> Scrollwork title cartouche labeled simply: "Maiorica". Noted points of interest include islands of Cabrera and Dragonara, along with the Majorcan headlands of Capo Salime, P. Colombo, Monacur, Capo della Prea, Capo Formentar, Capo Baiol. Noted habitations include Maiorica ( Palma ), Cala Figera, Aliendia, Soller, Palomera, and Prementor. <br></br> Ample margins. Later attractive hand-coloring.
903Coming Soon!DetailsDapper, Olfert (Olivier)1688
Cycladic Greek Island of Kea
Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)
1688
$130.00Dapper--Olfert-(Olivier)Cycladic-Greek-Island-of-KeaAntique copper-plate engraved chart / plan of Kea ("Zea") or Tzia , an island in the Cyclades Archipelago of Greece, less than 40 miles from Athens. The attractive old map greatly overstates the size of the main port Korissia or "Porto per Grande Armata" relative to the rest of the island and understates the remaining area on the island to the west of the main settlement of Zea near the capital of Ioulis. Other areas noted by Dapper are the tiny island of "Scoglieto" and the "Fonte della Pazzia". <br></br> From Olfert Dapper's 1688 edition of his Descripion of the Mediterranean Islands or "Naukeurige beschryving der Eilanden, in de Archipel der Middelantsche Zee, en omtrent dezelve, gelegen: waer onder de voornaemste Cyprus, Rhodus, Kandien, Samos, Scio, Negroponte ...". Dapper was a Dutch writer and self-described physician best known for his books on Africa, China, Persia and Arabia. <br></br> Verso is blank.
969Coming Soon!Detailsde Wit, Frederick1690
Frederick de Wit's map of Crete with Heraklion, Chania and more
de Wit, Frederick
1690
$1,700.00de-Wit--FrederickFrederick-de-Wit-s-map-of-Crete-with-Heraklion--Chania-and-moreHighly decorative antique hand-colored map by de Wit of the island of Crete (Creta), Greece with six attractive insets plans showing the fortifications of Canea/ Chania, Candia / Heralkion, Spinalonga / Kalydon, Retimo/ Rethimnon, Thine / Tinos and Suda. The insets are after drawings of Sébastien Pontault de Beaulieu (1612-1674). Pontault, a French engineer, is considered to have been the inventor of the art of military topography. </br></br> For the insets of both Chania and Iraklio Wit has included a legend of key place names keyed alphabetically to locations on the plans. In the interior of this lovely map of Crete Wit includes mountains, rivers, villages, lakes, forts, and he records an extensive road network ranging widely across the island. Decorative elements include square-rigged ships, galleys, and putti carrying a sheet containing the title block. </br></br> At upper left are portions of the nearby islands of Kythera ("Cerigo") and Antikythera ("Cecerigo"). Fortifications of Spinalonga Island or Kalydon (just north of the Spinalonga Peninsula, near Elounda and Agio Nikolaos) are shown at bottom right. During the Venetian occupation of Crete Spinalonga Island was home to a fortress controlled by the Ventians until 1715. </br></br> From Amsterdam ca. 1690. Attribution reads: "by Frederick de Wit inde Kalverstraat inde Witte Paskaert". Plate 23. Manuscript numeric "60" in top right corner.
96Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1691
Isola e Castello di Gerbi
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1691
$325.00Coronelli--VincenzoIsola-e-Castello-di-GerbiA large antique sheet (13.5x19.5) from Coronelli's well known Isolario or Island Book with a map the island of Djerba off the north coast of Africa. With an inset of the Djerba Castle in upper right. <BR> </BR> An interesting combination of styles, typefaces , and the broadsheet format makes this page by the famous Venetian cartographer a valuable addition to any collection at little cost. Copperplate engraving with Italian letterpress text below and on verso. Ornate capital letter "C". Page 301.
97Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1691
Penon di Velez Isola della Goleta
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1691
$250.00Coronelli--VincenzoPenon-di-Velez-Isola-della-GoletaA large antique sheet (13.5x19.5) from Coronelli's well known 'Isolario' or Island Book . Contains two engravings on opposing pages not backing on to the other. The engravings are nautical maps of two stronghold islands off the Moroccan and Tunisian coasts: Penon di Velez and Isola della Goleta. Italian letterpress text.
1092Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map of Peypses or Pepys Island.
Moll, Herman
1699
$225.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-of-Peypses-or-Pepys-Island-Four scarce views on one sheet based on a manuscipt maps drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. The views are of: the Island Of John Ferdinando; the perhaps fictitious Peypses Island; Nutmegg Island; and the Cape of Good Hope, at the southern tip of the African continent. <br></br> Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his landing at an island he called <b>Pepyes Island</b>: <div class="indenttextblock"> "We held our Course S. W. till we came into the lat. of 47 deg. where we saw Land; the same being an Island not before known, lying to the Westward of us. It was not inhabited, and I gave it the Name of Pepys Island. We found it a very commodious place for Ships to water at and take in Wood, and it has a very good Harbour, where a thousand sail of Ships may safely ride: Here is great plenty of Fowls, and we judge, abundance of Fish, by reason of the Grounds being nothing but Rocks and Sands. " </div> Of John Ferdinando (Isla Juan Fernandez or Más a Tierra) Cowley wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Capt. Bartholomew Sharpe was here in the Year 1680, and finding no People on it, he called it Queen Catherines Island; and when he sailed away did leave one Man on shoar, which was a Mosquito Indian, who lived here alone near 4 Years. … there being several of our Ships Company who were at the leaving of this Indian there by Capt. Sharpe, and among others Capt. Edmond Cook and Mr. William Dampier". (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div>
1102Coming Soon!DetailsLoots, Johannes1700
Pascaerte vande Vlaemsche Eylanden
Loots, Johannes
1700
$1,500.00Loots--JohannesPascaerte-vande-Vlaemsche-EylandenSingular rare nautical chart of the Azores Islands (Vlaemsche = Flemish) by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots, ca 1700. Pascaerte vande Vlaemsche Eylanden is not recorded in Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. <B>No record of another copy of this chart is found online or in cartograhic reference sources.</b> Charts by Johannes Loots are very scarce; only eight charts by Loots are recorded in the Antique Map Price Record covering 210,00 map and chart sales in the last 35 years. <br></br> Scrollwork title cartouche with putto and horses led by robed young men and topped with an armillary sphere on a pedestal. <br></br> The topography of the Azores islands closely resembles that on an an earlier chart with the same title produced by Arnold Colom but differences in the rhumb lines, cartouches, lattitude marks, compass roses and decorations strongly suggest that this chart was printed from a new plate engraved for Loots. <br></br> From Koeman's biography of Johanne's Loots (1665[6] - 1726) we know Loots was born in Amsterdam and is not as is sometimes believed one of the two sons of Anthonie (Theunisz) Jacobsz who named themselves Lootsman to confuse cartographic researchers in future centuries. Loots served an apprenticeship under Hendrick Doncker as a maker of mathematical and nautical instruments including cross-staffs. Loots was accepted into the Guild of Booksellers in 1693 and settled into a shop in the Nieuebrugsteeg 'In de Jong Lootsman'. Two well-known competing catographers lived on the same street- Johannes van Keulen and Hendrick Doncker.
380Coming Soon!DetailsMichelot and Bremond1718
Nouvelle Carte de'lisle de Malthe (Malta)
Michelot and Bremond
1718
$4,800.00Michelot-and-BremondNouvelle-Carte-de-lisle-de-Malthe-(Malta)Highly desirable antique nautical chart of the eastern Mediterranean islands of Malta ( Malthe ), Gozo ( Goze ), and Comino. The chart is the scarce, folio-sized nautical chart of Malta, Gozo, and Comino by French galley pilot Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond dated 1718: "Nouvelle Carte de'lisle de Malthe… ". <BR> </BR> A unique feature of this antique chart is the spouting sea serpent, not found on any of the other 17 charts by Michelot and Bremond, <a style=rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Marseilles based cartographers</a> associated with the French Galley Service- the 'Corps des Galeres'. <br></br> Contains rhumb lines, two decorative compass roses and a large inset of the port of Valetta. Adorned with a decorative cartouche of unclothed captive Muslim slaves and numerous cannon, flags and other martial symbols. Contains extensive interior detail of towns, villages, hills, aquaducts, and defenses.
1177Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Antique map of the Banda Islands, Indonesia
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$880.00Aa--Pieter-van-derAntique-map-of-the-Banda-Islands--IndonesiaRare Dutch map / chart of the Banda Islands, part of the Indonesian province of Maluku, comprising the important Spice Islands. The Banda Islands are part of the Moluccas archipelago to the west of New Guinea. Until the mid-19th century the Banda Islands were the world's only source of the spices nutmeg and mace, produced from the nutmeg tree. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 27 (in manuscript). <br></br> Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H.
1185Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Bay of Manilla, Philippines Islands
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$700.00Aa--Pieter-van-derBay-of-Manilla--Philippines-IslandsRare Dutch map / chart of the Bay of Manilla, in the Philippine Islands. "De Stadt Manilha" is shown as a cluster of houses and churches. Details provided about depth soundings, and the relative location of rivers, habitations, and churches suggest that this small chart may have had its origin in a working nautical chart. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 27 (in manuscript). <br></br> Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H.
1186Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Scarce Antique Map of Hokkaido, Japan
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$600.00Aa--Pieter-van-derScarce-Antique-Map-of-Hokkaido--JapanAntique Dutch map of the island of Eso, today called Hokkaido, the northernmost of Japan's main islands. Printed on a large sheet measuring 19" W x 15" H. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 27 (in manuscript).
1187Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1719
Scarce Antique Map of Banten in Java Indonesia
Aa, Pieter van der
1719
$300.00Aa--Pieter-van-derScarce-Antique-Map-of-Banten-in-Java-IndonesiaAntique Dutch map of the bay and village of "Bantam" or Banten, Java. Includes a plan of Bantam, and the smaller islands of Pulau Panjang, Groot P. Moby, Poele Don, Cleyn P. Moby, and Hollands kerk-hof. On a much larger sheet of watermarked (with fleur-de-lis), chain laid paper measuring 19" W x 15" H. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "Nouvel atlas...contenant les principales cartes géographiques dressées suivant les nouvelles observations de Mr. de l'Académie royale des sciences" published in 1714 from Leiden by Van der Aa. Plate number 19 (in manuscript).
648Coming Soon!DetailsValentijn, Francois1720
Amboina, Seram, and Malaku Islands
Valentijn, Francois
1720
$880.00Valentijn--FrancoisAmboina--Seram--and-Malaku-IslandsScarce antique Dutch chart of part of the Maluku (Molucca) island chain in Indonesia (the Spice Islands). Includes Buru Island ( Boero ), Amboin, Seram (Ceram) , Banda, and many other smaller islands. The chart is comprised of two conjoined sheets making up the seldom available 29" wide chart of the region. On watermarked chain-laid paper. <br></br> From François Valentyn's Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien (Old and New East India), part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malakka, Sumatra, Ceylon. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a missionary who worked at Amboina from during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. With numerous rhumb lines and two compass roses topped with fleur-de-lis. Plate 1.
572Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1724
Sicilia
van Keulen, Gerard
1724
$5,500.00van-Keulen--GerardSiciliaExtra-large, rare, original antique nautical chart of the island of Sicily, Italy. Two views of an erupting Mount Aetna ( Etna ) in Catania. Inludes nine smaller harbor charts on the same sheet: Palermo, Trapani, Messina, Milazzo, Augusta, Catania, Agrigento and Siracusa. Unusually colorful and attactive specimen. Unusual to find this combination of large-scale and small-scale charts on a single page. <br></br> Inset at right in the sea shows two scenes related to the Battle of Cape Passaro, between Spanish and British naval forces on August 11, 1718 off the coast of Sicily. During the <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Battle_of_Cape_Passaro.jpg" target="_blank">Battle of Cape Passsaro </a>, off the southeast coast of Sicily, forces led by British Admiral Sir George Byng aboard the flagship 'Barfleur' defeated Spanish naval forces led by Rear-Admiral Don Fernando Chacon. <br></br> By Gerard van Keulen, with the royal privilege, possibly from the third part of 'De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel' published 1724. Near van Keulen's name is found the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Sicily with two facing eagles flanking the red stripes of the arms of the House of Aragon.
1227Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique chart of Boston Harbor ca. 1742
Popple, Henry
1742
$120.00Popple--HenryAntique-chart-of-Boston-Harbor-ca--1742Antique engraved harbor chart of the coastal areas near <b>Boston, Massachusetts</b>. Contains numerous depth soundings, navigation hazards and marked sand banks and sand bars.. Popple identifies by name dozens of islands, peninsulas, rivers, and towns. <br></br> Key features named on the Popple's map of Boston harbor include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A ship channel</li> <li>Roxbury</li> <li>Dorchester</li> <li>Squantum Neck</li> <li>Hull</li> <li>Hingham</li> <li>Charles Town</li> <li>Hangman's Island</li> </ul> </div> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from a large single sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was publihed by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
403Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1752
Philippines
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1752
$120.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPhilippinesEarly map of the Philippines Islands by Bellin after Velarde . Dated 1752 in cartouche
1087Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Johannes1753
Scarce Dutch Chart of Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles
van Keulen, Johannes
1753
$275.00van-Keulen--JohannesScarce-Dutch-Chart-of--Cosmoledo-Atoll--SeychellesRare antique "secret" chart of the raised coral atoll of <b>Cosmoledo</b> of the Aldabra Group, belonging to the Outer Islands of the Seychelles. The name Cosmoledo is said to honor a Portuguese navigator, who was part of Juan de Nova's crew. De Nova was a Galician explorer of the Atlantic and Indian Oceans at the service of Portugal. He is credited as the discoverer of Ascension and Saint Helena islands. <br></br> The chart is very sparse showing only a thin circle of land ringing the atoll with five palm trees and a related few notes. No soundings . <br></br> From the sixth part of van Keuelen's "<b>de Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fakkel</b>" based on secret charts of the <b>Dutch East India Company</b> (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or <b>VOC</b>). Prior to the mid-18th century these charts were only disseminated in manuscript to safeguard what the VOC considerd to be proprietary trade secrets. The Dutch East India Company was the dominant trade force in Asia for nearly 200 years. <br></br> Bears the attribution at bottom: "In't ligt gebragt door Joannes van Keulen".
1195Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Plan de la Rade et Ville de la Veraruz, Mexico.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754
$245.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-la-Rade-et-Ville-de-la-Veraruz--Mexico-One of the earliest available port plans of Veracruz, Mexico, the harbor of Veracruz and nearby islands. Notations of numerous depth soundings, sandbanks (ex: Banc de Roches; le Banc Forain; le Grand Banc de Roches) , and an anchorage attest to the nautical heritage of this small antique French port plan. From the 15-volume "Histoire Generale des Voyages" of Antoine François Prévost published from Paris in 1754. Tome XII. Number 7. <br></br> It was on the island of San Juan de Ulúa that Spanish captain Juan de Grijalva first arrived in 1518, along with conquistador and author Bernal Díaz del Castillo ("The True History of the Conquest of New Spain"). That island was also the scene of a battle in 1569 between the Spanish Navy and a fleet led by John Hawkins that included Francis Drake. The treachery that the English perceived on the part of Spain at that battle helped to fuel antagonism between the two powers for many decades. <br></br> In Veracruz several key points are identified on a legend at bottom right including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>La Grande Eglise</li> <li>L'Inquisition</li> <li>Les Jesuits</li> <li>Maison de Gouverneur </li> <li>La Doaune (the customs house)</li> <li>Maison de Compagnie de l'Assiente</li> <li>Les Augustins</li> </ul> </div> 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 (1764) with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time.
1175Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1756
Antique map of Isle de Re, France
Le Rouge, George
1756
$275.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeAntique-map-of-Isle-de-Re--FranceFine antique map of the Île de Ré in the Charente-Maritime department of western France. Much emphasis on the numerous rocky outcrops, and points that endangered shipping. Contains detailed depictions of the redoubts and forts protecting the island's beaches. Features include Redoutte de Sablanceau, Fort de la Pree, la Flotte, and the walled village of Saint-Martin. The island's south coast is ominously labeled "Cote de la Mer Sauvage". From George le Rouge's "Atlas Nouveau Portatif à l'usage des militaires et du voyages." <br></br> The main port of the Île de Ré, Saint-Martin, was fortified by Vauban in 1681 as a one of many forts and citadels built to protect the military harbour of Rochefort. The island was later used as a depot for convicts on their way to the penal settlements of New Caledonia and French Guiana. The old city of Saint-Martin, within the walls of the citadel, was added in 2008 to the World Heritage Site list, along with 11 other fortifications of Vauban across France. <br></br> George Le Rouge was a Paris-based engineer and surveyor who had a shop on the Rue Des Grands Augustins, Paris. Le Rouge's tireless work earned him the title "Geographe du Roi". Number 48.
672Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1760
Antique French Chart of the Caribbean Island of Grenada
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1760
$675.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Caribbean-Island-of-GrenadaStriking, original antique French sea chart of the Island of Grenada in the Carribbean Sea. Possibly the last official French chart of the island as Britain wrested Grenada from France in 1762 during the Seven Years' War. By J.N. Bellin of the French Depot de la Marine. <br></br> Coverage includes several of the smaller islands and islets in the Grenadine's chain: Carriacou, Round Island (Isle Rond), l'Islet de la Tante, Islet de Levera, Islet de Mileu, Islet de Haut. The chart is large and colorful and will display nicely. <br></br> Noted features of this large navigational chart include Cape David, Cape de la Grenade, Poine de la Grande Riviere, Pointe du Fort Jendy, Pointe des Salines, Piton (peak) de Levera, Sauteurs, the Bourg du Grand Marquis, Victoria, Gouyave, and the town of St. George ( Fort Royal ). Soundings and anchorages are shown for the vicinity of St. George's. <br></br> Inset profile view of the approach to the north end of the island showing le Grison, l'Islet Rond, Islet de la Tante, la Pointe Percee, and Cape David. With the circular logo of the French Depot de la Marine. Attributed to Bellin and dated to 1760 in a decorative title cartouche. Price: trente sols. No. 82.
1024Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1760
1760 Nautical Chart of Grenada in the Caribbean Sea
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1760
$975.00Bellin--Jacques-Nicolas1760-Nautical-Chart--of-Grenada-in-the-Caribbean-SeaLarge antique French sea chart of the island of Grenada in the Carribbean Sea. Dated within the decorative title cartouche to 1760. Coverage includes several of the smaller islands and islets in the Grenadine's chain: Carriacou, Round Island (Isle Rond), l'Islet de la Tante, Islet de Levera, Islet de Mileu, Islet de Haut. By Jacques Bellin of the French Depot de la Marine. <br></br> This edition of Bellin's chart of Grenada lacks the circular logo of the Depot de la Marine at bottom right, the "No. 82" at top right, and the price. Contains an attractive inset elevation view of the approach to the north end of the island showing le Grison, l'Islet Rond, Islet de la Tante, la Pointe Percee, and Cape David. <br></br> Noted features of this large navigational chart include Cape David, Cape de la Grenade, Poine de la Grande Riviere, Pointe du Fort Jendy, Pointe des Salines, Piton (peak) de Levera, Sauteurs, the Bourg du Grand Marquis, Victoria, Gouyave, and the town of St. George ( Fort Royal ). Soundings and anchorages are shown for the vicinity of St. George's.
530Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1761
Plan of the Isle of Aix
Jefferys, Thomas
1761
$185.00Jefferys--ThomasPlan-of-the-Isle-of-AixPlan of the island of Aix, France, off the mouth of the Charente river on the west coast of France. Depicts the village, vineyards, and fort, gun batteries, and a shipwreck at the northern end of the island. The plan shows the island as it existed after it was captured by the British in 1757 during the Seven Year's War. <br><br/> This plate is one of 80 maps included in Jeffery's "A Description of the Maritime Parts of France…" first published in 1761.
575Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1762
Sicily Sardinia Corsica Malta
Homann Heirs
1762
$650.00Homann-HeirsSicily-Sardinia-Corsica-MaltaDecorative antique map of the southern boot of Italy with the islands of Corsica ( Corse ) , Sardinia ( Sardegna or Sardigna ), Sicily ( Sicilia ), Malta, Gozo and much more to the Gulf of Tunis and northern coast of Africa (Barbaria). Based on the work of Rizzi Zannoni. Dated in the top title to 1762. A highly decorative title cartouche at botton left of this antique map contains angels carrying state coats of arms above symbols of war including a warship firing a salvo from its starboard side. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
502Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1763
Plan de l'ile de Saint Pierre au Sud De Terre-Neuve
Depot de la Marine
1763
$550.00Depot-de-la-MarinePlan-de-l-ile-de-Saint-Pierre-au-Sud-De-Terre-NeuveAntique French sea chart chart of the island of Saint Pierre about 25 miles south of Newfoundland, in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean.. Lying just offshore of Saint Pierre are numerous smaller islands including Le Grand Colombier; Isle aux Chiens, Isle aux Pigeons, and the gruesomely named "Isle Massacre". The small village is referrerd to as "le Bourg". <BR> </BR> Several features on this chart suggest it was rushed into production. These features include numerous small rectangular areas where the engraving had been smoothed and then re-engraved with place names or descriptors, and at least one area where the chart was smoothed but then left blank. These new additions include "Teste de Galantry"; "Broussailles" ( Fr. Brush wood); and "Bois de Chaufage" (Fr. Heating wood). <BR> </BR> In the year this chart was published, 1763, under the terms of the Treaty of Paris, France ceded all its North American possessions, but Saint-Pierre and Miquelon were returned to France. Saint Pierre and Miquelon is today a self-governing overseas territory of France. <BR> </BR> Large decorative title cartouche at bottom left is adorned with garlands. Rhumb lines extend from a simple compass rose at right. At bottom right the anchor stamp of the Depot de la Marine and a later red hand-stamp of the "Military Depot" containing the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom: a shield and crown flanked by a lion and unicorn.
626Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Ibiza and Formentera Spain
Roux, Joseph
1764
$190.00Roux--JosephIbiza-and-Formentera-SpainAntique engraved nautical chart of the harbor and town of Yvice ( Ibiza ) on the island of Ibiza, Spain. Coverage includes nearby Formentera ( Fromentiere ) Island. <BR> </BR> This small original chart is from the atlas of Mediterranean ports produced by Joseph Roux - "Recueil des Principaux Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Méditerranée".<BR> </BR> There were at least four small atlases of port and coastal charts that originated from Marseille hydrographers in the 18th century. Beginning in approximately 1727 these atlases included works by cartographers <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx"> Michelot and Bremond</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Ayrouard--Jacques"> Jacques Ayrouard</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Roux--Joseph"> Joseph Roux</a> , and Jean Allezard. <br></br> Comparison between Roux's chart and that of Michelot and Bremond shows that Roux copied Michelot's topography, anchorages, place names, and soundings directly from Michelot's chart that had been produced 40 years earlier. Plate 7.
628Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1764
Antique chart of Rhodes, Greece
Roux, Joseph
1764
$185.00Roux--JosephAntique-chart-of-Rhodes--GreeceAntique nautical chart of the town and harbor of Rhodes on the island of Rhodes, Greece in the Aegean sea, close to the coast of Turkey. <BR> </BR> Original copperplate-engraved chart coverage by Joseph Roux includes the walled village of Rhodes, Casa Cornuta, and Rhodes harbor. The harbor and lighthouse, are shown as flanked by two jetties, each supporting a half-dozen windmills, and terminating offshore with a small fort or bastion. Numerous soundings and anchorages would have assisted 18th century mariners in navigating that area. <BR> </BR> There were at least four small atlases of port and coastal charts that originated from Marseille hydrographers in the 18th century. Beginning in approximately 1727 these atlases included works by cartographers <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx"> Michelot and Bremond</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Ayrouard--Jacques"> Jacques Ayrouard</a>, <a rel="nofollow" href= "/Creator/Roux--Joseph"> Joseph Roux</a> , and Jean Allezard. This small original chart is from the atlas of Mediterranean ports produced by Joseph Roux - "Recueil des Principaux Plans des Ports et Rades de la Mer Méditerranée". Plate 127.
506Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1767
Isles Moluques
Le Rouge, George
1767
$185.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeIsles-MoluquesAntique map of the Moluccas (Malaku Islands) in Asia, an archipelago within Indonesia. These islands were once referred to as the "Spice Islands". Plate 82. Coverage includes Bali, Borneo, Sulawesi (Celebes Isle) , East Java, Timor, Ambon, Ceram, and Western New Guinea.
1049Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1774
Large antique French sea chart of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Depot de la Marine
1774
$1,750.00Depot-de-la-MarineLarge-antique-French-sea-chart-of-the-Caribbean-and-Gulf-of-MexicoBeautiful second edition (1774) of Bellin's important map of the Caribbean, Central America, and Gulf Coast, which is substantially revised and updated from the first edition issued by Bellin in 1749. Most notable feature on this stunning 18th century survivor is that south Florida is depicted as a mass of islands. The concept of the Florida archipelago derives from the work of Father Francois Le Maire, a missionary who arrived in Louisiana in June 1706. <br></br> In the title block the date has been partially erased from the original plate, causing some confusion that this chart might date to the 17th year of the French Revolution (1806). This is not the case. The attribution to the Duc du Paslin, the lack of R.F. in the circular Depot logo, and the depiction of Florida as an archipelago are all consistent with the Library of Congress' date for this map of 1774. (Library of Congress Map Diivision. "A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress". 1901. p. 423. Retrieved online 3/2016)
1134Coming Soon!DetailsSantini, Paolo1776
Antique Chart of the Balearic Islands of Minorca, Majorca, Ibiza, Formentera
Santini, Paolo
1776
$600.00Santini--PaoloAntique-Chart-of-the-Balearic-Islands-of-Minorca--Majorca--Ibiza--FormenteraVery attractive antique chart by Santini of Spain's Balearic Islands: Ibiza ( Yvice ), Majorca ( Maillorque ), Minorca ( Minorque ) and Formentera and other smaller islands in the archipelago. The archipelago forms an autonomous community and a province of Spain, with <b>Palma de Mallorca</b> as the capital. <br></br> Coverage on this scarce old map includes dozens of villages and geographic features including: Ibiza village, Chateau St. Hilaire, Isle Cabraire, Baie d'Artas, Cap de Pedra, Isle Dragoniere, Cap Fromentelli, Port Colomb, Cap Mahon, Cap Bajoli, and Cap de Citadella. Sparse soundings and anchorages are identified. Contains a central compass rose with radiating rhumb lines. <br></br> Includes two inset maps: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Detailed inset map (8" x 5") "Plan du port et de la ville de Mahon". The inset includes the Port of Mahon, Majorca with Fort St. Philippe, Fort St. Charles, and the village of Mahon. 17 important locations are listed in a legend above the inset and tied to map locations though alphabetic references. </li> <li> Inset of the western Mediterranean showing the relative location of the three Balearic islands to other geographic features and to population centers. </li> </ul> </div> By Paolo Santini after the cartography of J.N. Bellin of the French Depot de la Marine ca. 1740. From Santini's " Atlas Universl Dresse-Cartes Moderne". Published from Venice, Italy in 1776.
1011Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1791
French Chart of the Azores Island, Portugal
Depot de la Marine
1791
$750.00Depot-de-la-MarineFrench-Chart-of-the-Azores-Island--PortugalAntique chart from 1791 of the Azores Islands, off the coast of Portugal. This chart "Carte réduite des Isles Açores" is a 1791 French sea chart based on the earlier observations of Tofino de San Miguel, of the Spanish Admiralty. Contains numerous elevation profile views of the Azores coastline as seen from sea. Coverage inccludes the islands of Corvo, Flores, Graciosa ("Gracieuse"), Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, São Miguel, and Santa Maria.
613Coming Soon!DetailsFahlberg, Samuel1792
Chart of Saint Barthelemy, St. Martin and Anguilla
Fahlberg, Samuel
1792
$18,500.00Fahlberg--SamuelChart-of-Saint-Barthelemy--St--Martin-and-AnguillaExtremely rare original antique chart of the Caribbean islands of Anguilla, St. Barts, St. Martin, Dog Island, and Prickly Pear Island by Swedish cartographer and physician Dr. Samuel Fahlberg (1758-1834) . Based on observations taken during 1792, this is the earliest recorded printed chart produced by Fahlberg. No record of a sale of this chart in the Antique Map Price Record database (200K map sales since 1982). Faint pencil notations and a course plot into the harbor at Saint Martin indicate that this chart was used at sea. <br></br> Fahlberg moved to St. Barthelemy (St. Barts / Barths) as a physician in 1784 after the island was ceded to Sweden by France. In 1803 Fahlberg was named Director of Survey of St. Barts; he thoroughly mapped the island for the Swedish West India Company ( Svenska Vastindiska Kompaniet ) <sup>1</sup>. <br></br> Contains an detailed inset of Gustavia on St. Barths titled "Speciale-Chart ofver Inloppet och Hammen Carenage samt Staden Gustavia. According to the John Carter Brown library: "The main town on Saint Barthélemy was called Le Carenage by the French, but renamed Gustavia by the Swedes when the island was given to the Swedes by Louis XVI in return for free port rights to Gothenburg, Sweden". A 'carenage' is an area typically along a shallow beach where wooden ships without access to a drydock could be beached at high tide, or careened, in order to clean, caulk, and repair their hulls. <br></br> On chain-laid paper with watermark: "C & I Honig". Engraved by the Swedish chart maker Erik Akerland (1754–1832). Stockholm: 1792. Text is in Swedish. <br></br> <sup>1</sup> Reinhartz, Dennis. "The Caribbean Cartography of Samuel Fahlberg". History of Cartography Symposium. Springer. 2012. http://www.springer.com/978-3-642-19087-2.
757Coming Soon!DetailsBeautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois1793
Carte Generale de la Partie du Grand Archipel d'Asie
Beautemps-Beaupre, Charles-Francois
1793
$550.00Beautemps-Beaupre--Charles-FrancoisCarte-Generale-de-la-Partie-du-Grand-Archipel-d-AsieChart of the waters and islands lying to the north of Australia including portions of the Ceram Sea, Arafura Sea, Banda Sea, and Molucca Sea, Key geographical features include a passage labeled "Dampier Strait", Waigeo ( Waigiou ), Batanta, Ceram, Ambon, Northern New Guinea, and Sulawesi ( Celebes ) and Timor. Much of the coastline of these islands is left blank because as of 1793 they were still uncharted and unexplored. <br></br> The map shows the track of two ships, the Recherche and Espérance , as they conducted an expedition (1791 - 1793) led by French Rear-Admiral Antoine Raymond Joseph de Bruni d'Entrecasteaux to find the missing ships of Jean-François de La Pérouse of whom nothing had been heard since March 1788.
419Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the West India Islands engraved for Malham's Naval Gazeteer
Malham, John
1797
$275.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-India-Islands-engraved-for-Malham-s-Naval-GazeteerAntique nautical chart showing the east coast of the United States south of Charlestown, South Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola, the West Indies, Central America, Columbia, and Venezuela south to the mouth of the Orinoco River. This chart has examples of interesting usage of terms that are today known only from history books: 'Spanish Main' for the southern Caribbean Sea; 'Terra Firma' denotes northern Colombia and Venezuela. Key noted cities include Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, New Orleans, Havana, Port Royal, Cartagena, Caracas. <br></br> From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Early U.S. colonial nautical chart engravings are scarce. <BR> </BR> This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States by John Malham. Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).<BR> </BR>
533Coming Soon!DetailsBocage, J.D. Barbie du1799
Greek Ionian islands of Lefkada, Ithaca and Cephalonia
Bocage, J.D. Barbie du
1799
$180.00Bocage--J-D--Barbie-duGreek-Ionian-islands-of-Lefkada--Ithaca-and-CephaloniaMap covers the Ionian Sea with the islands of Leucade (Lefkada), Ithaca and Cephalonia (Kefalonia) in Western Greece; the Gulf of Patras; and the Gulf of Corinth. <br></br> North of the three islands is depicted an area where two of the most well known sea battles of antiquity were conducted. Just off Preveza, Ottoman and Christian galley fleets engaged in one of the last major battles with large numbers of oared fighting vessels. Further inland, in the Ambracian Gulf, forces of Octavian clashed with those of Antony and Cleopatra at the Battle of Actium in 32 BC. <br></br> From Bocage's "Recueil de Cartes Geographiques Plans, Vues, et Medailles de l'Ancienne Grece, Relatifs au Voyage du Jeune Anacharsis." Dated to 1799 (Prairial An VI in the French revolutionary calendar). Number 26.
1216Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1801
Plan of Corfu engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1801
$160.00Luffman--JohnPlan-of-Corfu-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansCopper-plate engraved plan or map of the island of Corfu, Greece by John Luffman. Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea. The northeastern edge of Corfu lies off the coast of Sarandë, Albania, separated by straits varying in width from 2 to 14 miles. <br></br> The town of Corfu is depicted as surrounded by a Vauban-style fortified wall; it's harbor protected by a long 'mole' or breakwater. Coverage includes Castle St. Angelo, Porto Sideri, Porto Timoni, Porto Euripo, Porto Spilea, Formiche, Gudia Island, Condilonisi, and the Valley of St. Stefano. <br></br> Description at the bottom reads in part: <div class="indenttextblock"> "<b>Corfu</b>, anciently Depane, Scheria, Phoeacia, and Corcyra is situated in the mouth of the Gulf of Venice, in the Mediterranean Sea. It was taken from theVenetians by Buonaparte in 1798 and by the Turks and Russians in 1799." </div> <br /> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, October 1, 1801. Number 15. <br></br>
1217Coming Soon!DetailsBenard, Robert1801
Fine antique map of Santorini, Greece
Benard, Robert
1801
$170.00Benard--RobertFine-antique-map-of-Santorini--GreeceVery attractive map of the volcanic Greek island of <b>Santorini</b> ( Thera ) in the Aegean Sea. A very strong impression and meticulous attention to topographical detail make this an attactive candidate for framing. <br></br> Santorini lies within the Cyclades group of islands located in the southern part of the Aegean. The archipelago contains some 2,200 islands, islets and rocks but only 33 islands are inhabited. <br?</br> Includes the nearby islands of Thirasia, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. Numeous towns and villages within the isalnd of Santorini are identified including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Apanomeria ( Oia )</li> <li>Scauro</li> <li>Phira ( Fira ) </li> <li>Acrotiri or Akrotiri</li> </ul> </div> From Guillaume Olivier: "Atlas Pour Servir au Voyage dans L'Empire Othoman." Plate 7.
1084Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1803
Antique French Chart of the Dominican Republic and Haiti
Depot de la Marine
1803
$750.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Dominican-Republic-and-HaitiOld French map of Saint Dominque- the island of Hispaniola not yet divided into political entities of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Topography is shown in relief with extensive shading and hachuring. There is extensive depiction of the roads, rivers, and towns that populate the interior of the island. While the map does provide the user with visual geographic details, the is no information either of elevation of the terrain, nor are there any depth soundings. <br</br> The map was published by the Depot de la Marine in "An Xi" - the 11th year after the French Revolution of 1803. Two changes on the map from an earlier edition of the same map published before the revolution are that the Depot de la Marine logo incorporates the letters "R.F." (Republique francaise) and the town previously denoted as "Port au Prince" is called "Port Republicain" in the post-revolutionary edition.
597Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Jean Nicolas1807
Ile de New-York Partie de Long-Island ou de l'Ile Longue
Buache, Jean Nicolas
1807
$420.00Buache--Jean-NicolasIle-de-New-York-Partie-de-Long-Island-ou-de-l-Ile-LongueDetailed topographic map of New York, Long Island and surrounding areas with positions of American and British military forces during the Battle of Brooklyn during August 22-27, 1776. This antique copperplate engraved map is attributed to J.N. Buache and includes many nautical points of interest, as during that period access from the sea was often faster than by land. <br></br> Named features include Fort Independence, Fort Lee, Hudson River, York Bay, Oyster Bay, Hell Gate, Governor's Island, the East River, Staten Island, Bergen, Flushing, Brooklyn, East Chester and West Chester. Numerous roads and the position of several named ships are also noted including the Roebuck, the Rose, the Greyhound, and the Thunder. <br></br> From John Marshall's "Vie de George Washington". Plate VII.
118Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1809
Plano del Puerto del Alacran
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPlano-del-Puerto-del-AlacranSmall, extremely rare, antique copperplate island chart from the Direccion Hidrografia, Spain's equivalent of the Depot de la Marine in France. This chart is one of 66 charts from the second volume of the work published in 1809: "Portulano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos. Antique Spanish sea charts of their New World possessions from this time period are not often found.<BR> </BR> About 65 miles from the Yucatan coast of Mexico the Alacranes (Scorpion) reef was declared a Marine Protection Area in 1994. The chart includes numerous soundings along with the composition of the sands near the reef. Shows 4 small islands: Isla de Perez, La Lavendera, Isla Chica, and Isla de Pajaras. North oriented at the right of the chart.
1032Coming Soon!DetailsAllezard, Jean Joseph1811
Chart of Corfu by Allezard
Allezard, Jean Joseph
1811
$165.00Allezard--Jean-JosephChart-of-Corfu-by-AllezardAntique chart / plan of the Ionian island of Corfu, Greece, the second largest of the Ionian islands. Includes a portion of the west coast of mainland Greece. <br></br> Very interesting note by Allezard at the far northwest of the mainland: "Cent quarante les 3 ecolles". Turns out that the area is Sarande, Albania and that the note is a reference to a Byzantine monastery "the Forty Saints" , honoring the "Forty Martyrs of Sebaste" leading to the Italian name "Santi Quaranta" which Allezard spelled phonetically "Cent Quarante". <br></br> One of 163 plates of ports on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Black seas from Allezard's atlas "Recueil de 163 des principaux plans des ports et rades de la Mediterranée, dont 40 ont été derniérement publiés par Jean Joseph Allezard ancien capitaine de marine et plusieurs des autres corrigés" . This atlas was a re-issue of Joseph Roux's atlas published from Marseille in several editions beginning in 1764. Published by Joseph Gamba from Livorno, Italy. Plate 49.
1030Coming Soon!DetailsAllezard, Jean Joseph1817
Antique chart of Mykonos, Greece
Allezard, Jean Joseph
1817
$145.00Allezard--Jean-JosephAntique-chart-of-Mykonos--GreeceAntique chart / plan of the Aegean island of Mikonos / Mykonos, Greece along with the northwestern portion of Delos, famous for its important archeological site and in mythology the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Maps shows the village of Mykonos and a single building off in the distance labeled "Calori". <br></br> One of 163 plates of ports on the Mediterranean, Adriatic and Black seas from Allezard's atlas "Recueil de 163 des principaux plans des ports et rades de la Mediterranée, dont 40 ont été derniérement publiés par Jean Joseph Allezard ancien capitaine de marine et plusieurs des autres corrigés" . This atlas was a re-issue of Joseph Roux's atlas published from Marseille in several editions beginning in 1764. Published by Joseph Gamba from Livorno, Italy. Plate 141.
733Coming Soon!DetailsDuperrey, Louis-Isidore1824
Chart of French Polynesia with Tahiti and Bora Bora
Duperrey, Louis-Isidore
1824
$575.00Duperrey--Louis-IsidoreChart-of-French-Polynesia-with-Tahiti-and-Bora-BoraAntique French hydrographic chart with the islands of Pomotou (Tuamotu Islands or French Polynesia). Other names include Archipel Dangereux, Archipel des Pomotou, Archipel des Tuamotu, Tuamotu Archipelago, Tuamotu Islands, and Îles Tuamotu. Includes the Society Islands ( Archipel de la Société ) of Tahiti ( Taiti ), Emeo, Huaheine, Bora Bora and many others and the Toubouai Islands. <br></br> Produced by French explorer Louis-Isidore Duperrey (1786-1865). Duperrey served as marine hydrologist to de Freycinet aboard the Uranie and commanded the corvette la Coquille on its westward world circumnavigation during the period 1822–1825 with Jules Dumont d'Urville as second in command. WorldCat only records one copy of this chart- at the Paris Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. <br></br> Contains the tracks of many early voyages through the Pacific islands with dates of discovery for many islands. Discoverers include: Vancouver (1791), Carteret (1767), Bligh and Portlock (1792), Cook (1769), de Bougainville (1768), Lemaire and Schouten (1616) . Number 684.
599Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1827
Northern Aegean Archipelago
Depot de la Marine
1827
$950.00Depot-de-la-MarineNorthern-Aegean-ArchipelagoAntique nautical chart of the coast and the islands of the northern Aegean Sea and the Sea of Marmara, including Constantinople, Turkey (modern Istanbul). Attractive old engraved chart documenting tracks of the exploration of that area. Extensive fine hachuring of coastal mountains, some soundings, and no interior details. At bottom of the inset 'avertissment' is found a legend dating each of the map's tracks to the year in which that exploration was conducted and identifying the abbreviations used by the authors for representing the composition of the sea bottom. <br></br> Geographical features covered by this antique chart include these locations in Greece and Turkey: Gulf of Corinth, Negroponte, Euboea ( the second largest Greek Insland after Crete ), Skyros, Skiatos, Gulf of Salonica, the Dardanelles, Istanbul, Tenedos ( Bozcada ), Lemnos, Gulf of Smryne, Smyrne ( Smyrna ), Samos and much more. <br></br> An avertisement at right states that the chart is the result of hydrographic and geodesic work on land and aboard the gabare 'la Chevrette' during the years 1818 and 1819. <a href="https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabare" target="_blank">A 'gabare'</a> is a French term for a three masted vessel of between 100 and 450 tons, typically used as a cargo carrier. Their heavy construction and capacity made them especially suitable for exploration and survey work. <br></br> Dated to 1827 at bottom of the oval cartouche. With the circular stamp of the Depot General de la Marine. Attribution reads: "Publiée par Ordre du Roi sous le Ministère de Son Excellence M. le Comte Chabrol de Crousol. Dépôt Générale de la Marine" Price when issued: two Francs.
540Coming Soon!DetailsDonnet, Alejo1831
Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares
Donnet, Alejo
1831
$700.00Donnet--AlejoCuenca--Valencia--Murcia--BalearesAntique map of the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca ( Majorca ), Menorca ( Minorca ); the Mediterraneran Sea, and the East coast and interior of Spain. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau from Paris ca. 1831. Title printed on the map reads: "Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares". The map's source is Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos." <BR> </BR> Large, attractive, well-kept, linen-backed folding map dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches as issued. Maps the Balearic Islands and the East coast of Spain from Mar Menor near Cartagena north to Barcelona. Political regions and divisions are outlined in red. <BR> </BR> Cover contains the seller's label in very fine condition that reads:<br> "Magasin de Geographie de Charles Simonneau Graveur. A Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 6. Hotel Mirabeau vis-à-vis le Timbre. <br> Cartes Geographiques et Topographiques Francaises et Etrangeres.<br> Globes, Spheres, Atlas. Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne.<br> (In manuscript): "Espagne (illegible) centrales."<BR> </BR> Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Engraving is attributed as: "Grave par les Freres Malo, Rue du Gres No. 10. Pres la Sorbonne." Contains index tab at top of the map: "No. 4".
718Coming Soon!DetailsBlondeau, Alexandre1831
Antique French Sea Chart of Corsica
Blondeau, Alexandre
1831
$850.00Blondeau--AlexandreAntique-French-Sea-Chart-of-CorsicaLarge antique copper-plate engraved nautical chart of the French island of Corsica ( Corse )and nearby islands: Isle of Asinara, Bonifacio Strait, Capraia Island, Elba ( Elbe ), and northern Sardinia ( Sardaigne ). Coverage includes the towns of Bonifacio, Ajaccio ( the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte ), Calvi, Ile Rousse, St Florent, Port Vecchio, and many more. <br></br> This splendid original French sea chart is a fine example of mid eighteenth-century nautical cartography. A heavy impression and admirable detailed engraving of the mountainous relief of the island are accompanied by a wealth of detail not only of the coastal regions but inland as well. <br></br> Issued by the French Depot Generale de la Marine in 1831 (dated within) after surveys by the Depot de la Guerre in 1824, and by Captain Hell in 1822, 1823, and 1824. Engraved by Alexandre Blondeau of France's Depot de la Guerre. At bottom right is the circular logo with anchor of the Depot General de la Marine. Number 232. Price when issued two Francs.
1009Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1841
Antique French chart of the Maldive Islands
Depot de la Marine
1841
$500.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-chart-of-the-Maldive-IslandsFine chart of the Maldive islands, a island country and archipelago located in the Indian Ocean. Chart published by the French Depot de la Marine in 1841 (dated within). Based on hydrographical data from Moresby and Powell, both officers in the British East India Company. <br></br> With a blue ink octagonal overstamp from the seller Antoine Roux, fils. (probably Mathieu-Antoine Roux 1799-1872) from Marseille, France. Roux was a hydrographer and painter with premises at "Quai Rive l'avenue Pres le Pharmacien in Marseille. " The Roux family was active in Marseille as hydrograpers and marine painters over at least three generations beginning with Joesph Roux. Number 942.
1203Coming Soon!DetailsIllustrated London News1863
Steam Corvette Racoon 22 Guns
Illustrated London News
1863
$130.00Illustrated-London-NewsSteam-Corvette-Racoon-22-GunsFine wood engraving of the British Steam Corvette Racoon, 22 Guns. From the Illustrated London News published from London in 1863, during the hostilities to the west of the U.S. Civil War. <br></br> Would frame nicely and present as a fine, thoughtful gift. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_engraving" target="_blank">INTERNET</a> ) </div>
942Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1867
Antique Spanish Chart of Eastern Cuba and the Bahama Bank
Direccion Hidrografia
1867
$1,375.00Direccion-HidrografiaAntique-Spanish-Chart-of-Eastern-Cuba-and-the-Bahama-BankStriking antique Spanish sea-chart of the southeastern Bahamas. This attractive 150 year old nautical artifact would make a fine gift for yachtsmen, fishermen, and sailors with an interest in the waters near the Windward Passage, the 50 mile-wide strait between Cuba and Hispaniola connecting the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. <br></br> This venerable nautical survivor includes western Haiti, eastern Cuba, east Jamaica, and the Inagua Islands. Covers the southern portion of the Great Bahama Bank, Grand Inagua Island, Little Inagua Island, Crooked Island, Acklins Island, Rum Cay, Conception Island, Mayaguana, Great Exuma; Providenciales, Turks and Caicos; Cat Island, San Salvador Islands ("Isla Watlings") , and the southern part of Eleuthera ("Isla Hetera"). Key cities noted include Kingston, Jamaica; Port-au-Prince ("Puerto Principe"), Haiti; Baracoa and Santiago de Cuba, Cuba. <br></br> Certainly a fine example of a mid-nineteenth century working navigational chart with numerous soundings, particularly in the area of the Great Bahama Bank. Nine lighthouses are identified with red and yellow highlights. Originally issued in 1856, this edition was printed with additions and corrections in 1867 by Spain's official maritime agency, the Direccion Hidrografia.
260Coming Soon!DetailsMonnier, Paul1877
Carte Generale de la Martinique
Monnier, Paul
1877
$475.00Monnier--PaulCarte-Generale-de-la-MartiniqueStriking, antique sea chart / map of the island of Martinique, an overseas reion of France, in the eastern Caribbean. This large chart is an 1877 edition of a chart first produced in 1831 by Monnier for France's Depot de la Marine, printed with corrections in 1893. . The chart is a fine example of the extensive use of hachuring to convey interior details of the island. <br></br> Lighthouses dotted in yellow. Contains the circular seal for the Depot General de la Marine .
24Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1885
Haiti (Blueback)
James Imray and Son
1885
$500.00James-Imray-and-SonHaiti-(Blueback)Large, handsome, original blueback nautical chart of Haiti / San Domingo (now the Dominican Republic) from James Imray and Son with the eastern-most tip of Cuba visible. Strong graphic composition. Profile view at top of "Port Paix or Valpariso, distant 3 miles". <BR> </BR> The original, antique nautical chart is surrounded with six compass roses and is marked with the Imray globe / laurel wreath emblem . Four lighthouses are highlighted in yellow, while the title cartouche inset contains the following warning: "The lights are of inferior brilliancy and badly attended: some of them may not be shown." <br/><br/> Verso contains complete yellow Imray publishers label: "Chart No. 119 Haiti or San Domingo". <BR> </BR> For more information on the evolution of blueback charts we recommend this book by Susanna Fisher: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.regattapress.com/The_Makers_of_the_Blueback_Chart.html">The Makers of Blueback Charts.</a>
342Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Marquesas Keys (Florida)
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$75.00U-S--Geological-SurveyMarquesas-Keys-(Florida)Small lithographed chart of Marquesas Keys, Florida. This antique chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart (no. 70) and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Soundings, and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Couch Key and Round Island. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 36.
758Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1908
Antique nautical chart of Quiberon Bay with islands of Belle-Ile, Hoedic, and Houat
Depot de la Marine
1908
$425.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-Quiberon-Bay-with-islands-of-Belle-Ile--Hoedic--and-HouatAntique lithographed chart of waters offshore of the west coast of France from southwest of the village of Saint Gildas and the Pointe du Grand-Mont. First published in 1826, this chart near the Brittany coast in western France includes the peninsula of Presqu'ile Quiberon and is the edition of January 1903 published with the latest updates in 1908. <br></br> Very extensive and minute detail of the shorelines and near shore areas with elevation denoted by fine hachuring. Thousands of soundings with isobath contour lines and navigational hazards would have aided the coastal navigator in the area. At the far right a particularly dangerous area for navigators, the "Plateau de la Recherche" is highlighted in brown <br></br> This is a early 20th century linen-mounted folding chart, an updated edition of a chart first published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1827. This lithographed nautical chart is based on the original surveys conducted during 1820 and 1821 under supervision of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography. Beautemps-Beaupre was one of the earliest hydrographers to use isobaths to represent water depth. <br></br> Linen verso is printed via letterpress with "BELLE-ILE Entrée de la Baie de Quiberon. Iles Houat et Haedik". Number 135.
1005Coming Soon!DetailsFinn, W.J.1917
Birdseye View of Boston Harbor by Union News Co.
Finn, W.J.
1917
$240.00Finn--W-J-Birdseye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-by-Union-News-Co-Folding antique colored harbor excursion map from ca. 1917 of South Boston, Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay, and Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. This colorful survivor shows steamship routes to coastal towns and identifies many nearby islands. <br></br> This map could have been purchased by passengers aboard any steamboat plying the routes shown on the map including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>To Europe</li> <li>To Provincetown</li> <li>To Plymouth</li> <li>To Nantasket</li> <li>To New York</li> </ul> </div> Legend at bottom identifies numerous islands and other features as a sample below illustrates: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Nixes Mate</li> <li>Snake Island</li> <li>Commonwealth Pier</li> <li>Minots Light</li> <li>Rowes Wharf</li> </ul> </div> Without the advertisements sometimes found on the cover. Price is noted on the front as "10 cents".
1076Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1926
Antique British Chart of the Caribbean Sea and West Indies
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1926
$290.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-British-Chart-of-the-Caribbean-Sea-and-West-IndiesSpectacularly large early 20th century sea chart of south Florida and the Caribbean. Points in the USA include towns south of Orlando: Tampa, Cape Canaveral, Key West , Lake O-kee-cho-bee, and much more. Includes the islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos. Hundreds of soundings and navigational hazards are identified. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1876. Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. More recent charts do not display the character of this beauty. Oval logo of the British Hydrographical office at upper right. Price when sold was three shillings. Chart number 761. Sold by J.D. Potter.