ANTIQUE MAPS OF SOUTH AMERICA
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Type of print: Copper etching
Author: Giovanni Lorenzo d'Anania
Published in: “L'Universale Fabrivca del Mondo"
Where and when published: Venice, 1600 second state with pagination Fac. 193
Ref.: Burden, entry 54
Condition: Centerfold has been repaired in lower half of map.
Lower margin has been added including some of the longitude figures, which have been partially or complete added by ink.
Upper margin is conically cut towards the letter “R" in title America.. Title is complete.
Map itself is totally complete. Verso has former owner in ink with no shine-through towards the front. Map is very clean and has good.
Map shows North and South America derived from Abraham Ortelius' earlier map of America.
Measurements including title and graduation: 18.3 x 24.3 cm (ca. 7.2 x 9.6")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICAMAP238447
"Paraquaria vulgo Paraguay cum adjacentibus"
Originally hand-colored copper etching by Gerard Coeck under the direction of Petrus Mortier (1661-1711).
After Mortier's death his widow continued the map printing business.
In 1721 Pierre Mortier's son and Jean Covens continued printing the maps. This map was sold individually by “Christopher Brown at ye Globe at the west end of Saint Paul's Church" in London (which makes it a rare variant)
Published in Amsterdam by Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier. 1740
No verso text!
This decorative map shows parts of Paraguay, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile and Brazil. The East of the South American coastline begins in San Sebastian in Brazil and goes to the Rio de la Plata. Cities shown are San Vincente, Santos, Concepción and further south Buenos Aires. The coastline on the Pacific Ocean begins in Arica in Peru and goes south to Copiapó in northern Chile.
Two sailships and three Renaissance cartouches enhance the very decorative map, whose original hand-coloring is very attractive: Title - explanitory keys - and a dedication to Vincenzo Carafa (1585-1649), an Italian Jesuit priest and elected Superior General of the Society of Jesus (SJ)
Light general age toning, browning along margin edges. General condition: Very Good.
44,9 x 54,5 cm (17.7 x 21,5")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA237441
"Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum regionibus adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra"
Copper etching by Johannes Janssonius (1588-1664). With contemporary hand-coloring
Map shows Land between Atlantic and Pacific Ocean north and south of Tropic of Capricorn. Center of map is name-giving Paraguay. From the mythical Lago de los Xarayes (in the Brazilian Mato Grosso) along the Rio Paraguay to Corrientes, south of Asunción forming the border between Paraguay and Brazil. Map shows Rio de Janeiro, St. Vincent, Sao Paulo, Parts of Bolivia, Peru, Chile, Argentina and all of Paraguay and Uruguay are on this early map Pacific coastline from north of Arica (Peru) to Santiago de Chile.
This decorative map has Baroque cartouches (title, mileage, and author's signum), a sailship and a compass rose pointing north and east.
General age toning, foxing. Verso text: Latin Wide margins
Traces of age and use. Scattered light spotting.
Map: 37,5 x 47,8 cm (ca. 14.8 x 18.8")
Sheet size: 50,3 x 57,7 cm (18.8 x 22.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA237442
Copper etching from the 4-volume atlas by Willem Blaeu. Hand-colored. Verso text in German. Amsterdam, 1641
Santiago bears the old name of “S. Iago della Nueva Estremadura"
Valparaiso is: “ValParayso". Valdivia is: “Baldiva"
Very beautiful Renaissance cartouches.
Along the centerfold are minor traces of age. But basically map is in quite desireable condition.
Rare German edition, with beautifully printed Germen text verso.
35.5 x 47.9 cm (14 x 18.9")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA235206
"A Chart of the Southern Extremity of America 1775"
Hand colored copper etching. Published by William Stratham. London, 1777
Map is concentrating on the southern part of Patagonia, shared by Chile aynd Argentina as is Tierra del Fuego. Featured especially well are the Falkland Islands with all the little islands around the big ones. There is an inset in the lower right corner focusing on the New Year Isles and the part of Staten Island with New Year Harbour. hermites Island with Cape Horn is also clearly defined on this basically a portolan map.
Map has very pleasant hand coloring. centerfold has been reenforced. Along centerfold are some extra folds (traces of handlin). But the map is generally quite presentable and very interesting for anyone with the love for the southern tip of South America.
42.8 x 50 cm (16.9 x 19.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA235208
"Typus Geographikus Chili a Paraguay Freti Megallanici etc...."
Very nicely hand-colored copper etching by Alonso d'Ovalle (1601 - 1651) and Nicolas del Techo (1611 - 1685). Published by Homan Heirs, Nuremberg, 1733
Map has inset low righ of city plan of Santiago de Chile and a tiny side map of the narrows of “La Roche". Ile St. Ambour (Ambroise) and St. Felix, the Fernandez Islands west of Chile are also shown.
An especially beautiful specimen of this map with very attractive original hand-coloring. Map is in very good condition and would be called excellent, had it not a faint water stain, hardly visible, in the low left and right corners. Very attractive map!
47 x 55 cm (18.5 x 21.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA235209SOLD
"Descrittione dell'America o dell'India occidentale" Plate XXXIIII (34)
Type of print: Copper etching
Artist: Girolamo Porro
After: Giovanni Lorenzo d'Anania
Published in: "Geografia cioe Descrittione Universale della Terra"
Publisher: Gio. Battista & Giorgio Galignani Fratelli
First published in: "Geographia" von Claudius Ptolemy
Edition: Italian edition
Editor: Giovanni Antonio Magini (1555-1617)
Text: Italian. Complete. 8 double pages with the following chapters:
The discovery of America
Quivira ( a legendary area in North America, 1541 mentioned by Francisco Vazquez de Coronado
New Spain (Mexcio)
Apalaches (Allegheny Mountains)
Norumbega (a legendary area in NE-USA)
New France (French territories in North America)
Estotilandia (Labrador, Greenland, Iceland)
Castella Aurea (Legendary area in Brazil where gold was found)
Caribic Islands (2 articles)
Map size: Ca. 12,5 x 17 cm (ca. 4.9 x 6.7")
Page size: Ca. 28,5 x 19 cm (ca. 11.2 x 7.5")
Condition: Near perfect. Left margin narrow. Very minor traces of age.
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICA236454
"America Australis" Copper engraving by Heinrich Scherer SJ for"Atlas Novus". Map is dated 1699. Fine, recent hand coloring.
Interesting map of South America with the topography shown in careful detail. Notice the many small inslands shown along the western coast. In the upper right is African Guinea with part of the course of the Niger River. In the lower right are the islands of Tristan de Cunya and Gonzalo Alvarez. In the lower left is the mileage chart with the the Jesuit symbol IHS . Scherer was a Jesuit priest and professor of mathematics in Munich.
Map is clean and in good condition with a strong impression. Two vertical folds as issued.
22.8 x 35.5 cm ( 8.9 x 13.9 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2125.
"Carte Particuliere de L'Isle de Juan Fernandés Tirée du Voyage de l'Admiral Anson". Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin. Ca. 1750.
An extremely decorative map of the little-known Juan Fernández Islands far off the coast of Chile. The top of the map has a fine topographical view of the islands. The windrose and cartouche add classic decoration to this charming map. It's the kind of map that is collected for it´s charm, even if there is no connection to the islands. The main island is shown with the known geography of the time.
Center fold lightly visible. Condition is Very Good.
19.5 x 28 cm ( 7.7 x 11 ")
Order Nr.SOUTHAMERICA 2050
"Carte de L'Ocean Meridional .....". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1746. Modern hand coloring.
The southern Atlantic with boarding continents is the subject of this interesting map showing wind directions. In the lower left is Tierra del Fuego. The South American coast reaches as far north as the mouth of the Amazon River. The African coast is shown from the Equator southward to the Cap de Bonne Esperance. In the lower left is a tiny piece of land titled: Cap de la Circonsision. St. Helana and Tristan d'Acuã are clearly shown along with other smaller islands.
Upper margin has been widened. Almost invisible folds to fit book size. Otherwise Almost Very Good condition.
34.1 x 45.2 cm ( 13.4 x 17.8 ")
Order Nr. ATLANTIC235164
"Brasilien Entworfen u. gezeichnet Major. C. Radefeld 1851". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand coloring.
Clean map in good condition.
25 x 19.3 cm ( 9.8 x 7.5 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2128
"Die Suedspitze vom Sued America mit Patagonia". Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original hand coloring.
Interest map with good detail of the Maldivas (Falkland Islands) and the Georgia and South Shetland Islands. Even the South Orkney Islands are shown in the lower right inset. The map extends as far north as th Negro and Colorado Rivers.
A nice clean map that is very detailed.
25.5 x 19 cm ( 10 x 7.4 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2129
"America Karte vom Laufe des Orinoco des Atabapo des Casiquiare und des Rio Negro" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Some original outline coloring.
This very interesting map shows the tributaries of several major world rivers. On the left side is the Orinoco. The inset in the lower left corner shows the Vasvia section of the river and to the right is a detailed inset of the currant and waterfalls of Maypures. In the upper right is a very detailed section of the Arno and Chian rivers that shows the region from Mt. Cimone as far south as Rome and the mouth of the Tiber. Another inset shows the connection of the Haase and Else with the Weser. In the lower right is Asia with the tributary system of The Irawadi, Panlaun, Mobraeh, Zittaun and Saluaen.
Tiny repaired tear in lower margin.
21.7 x 28.5 cm ( 8.5 x 11.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2130
"Carte Du Nouv. Rme. De Grenade, De La Noule. Andalousie, Et De La Guyane". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
Map shows the region from Panama to the mouth of the amazon on the right and the Bay of Guayaquil in the lower left.
Map has a few light spots in left and right margins. Otherwise the condition is Almost Very Good.
20.9 x 31.7 cm ( 8.2 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2079
"Carte Du Cours Du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere Des Amazones. Dans sa partie navigable depuis Jaen de Bracamoros jusqu'a son Embouchures et qui comprend la Province de Quito, et la Cote de la Guiane depuis le Cap Nord jusqu'a a Essequebe". Copper engraving after the observations by M. de la Condamine made in 1743 and 1744. Published ca 1750. Fine contemporary hand coloring.
Very interesting map showing the course of the great amazon River from its source to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. Notice the many tributaries. On the left is Guayaquil and the surrounding area in great detail. Here are the sources of many rivers.
Map was printed with two plates and set together. Vertical fold.
17.5 x 37.8 cm ( 6.8 x 14.8 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2120 SOLD
"Carte Du Pérou". Copper etching by Benard, ca 1760. Modern hand coloring.
This regional map of South America shows the west coast from Buenaventura in Colombia to Juncal in Chile. At the top of the map is Santa Fe de Bogotá. In the upper right is part of the Río Negro shortly before its confluence with the Amazon. In the southeast is the area slightly to the south of Salta.
Half of the left margin has been added where the map was bound. Repaired tear in left margin on horizontal centerfold. (reaches into yellow margin). Creasing in lower right margin (one crease reaches ca 2 cm into map image. Overall condition is Better than Good.
36.6 x 20.7 cm ( 14.4 x 8.1 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2066
“Karte der Magellanischen Strasse von Herrn Don Juan de La Cruz Cano y Olmedillo Mitglied der Ferdinandischen Akademie zu Madrid 1769 an das Licht gestellet, und nach den Beobachtungen der Herrn Byron, Wallis, Carteret und Bougainville verbessert und vermehret. Nedu herausgegeben von Herrn FR.A. Schaembl MDCCLXXXVII (1787).
Copper etching by Joseph Gerstner. Single sheet print. Vienna, 1787. Slight green borderline coloring.
Very detailed, large map of the Strait of Magellan. With an inset map showing Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego including the Falkland Islands to give the viewer a perspective as to where in the world to find the Strait of Magellan.
51 x 68 cm ( 20 x 26.8")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2118
"Brazil". Steel map engraving by J. Rapkin. Illustrations engraved by W. Lacey after H. Winkles. Original hand outline coloring.
Illustrations: Boats on the Río Negro, St. Catharina, Monte Video, Cap St. antonio Bahia, Rio De Janeiro.
Map has horizontal centerfol. Light browning on margin edges from framing.
34 x 23.5 cm ( 13.3 x 9.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2108
“Prospetto della Fortezza di Rio Grande". Frontal view and plan of this early Brazilian fort in Rio Grande do Norte. Copper etching by Huberto Vincent after drawing by Andreas Antonius Horatius. From: “Istoria delle Guerre del Regno del Brasile" by Giovanni Giuseppe di Santa Teresa (1658 - 1735). Rome, 1689. Early geographical account of Brazil. Extremely rare!
Two angels unfold plan, while two more angels prsent coat of arms and regal crown.
General age toning. Two vertical and one horizontal fiolds to fit booksize.. Left narrow margin widened.
35.2 x 50 cm (13.9 x 19.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2122
"Carte du Pérou avec une partie des Pays qui en sont à l'est". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
Peru and the mouth of th Amazon with its many tributaries is the subject of this map. In the upper left is Punta de Manglares and Cabo de San Francisco. At the bottom center of the map is Puerto Betas and Puerto Juncal just south of the Tropic of Capricorn. The names of many native tribes are shown in their respective locations.
Hardly visible horizontal centerfold. General condition is Almost Very Good.
31.7 x 21 cm ( 12.4 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2103
"Carte du Perou Avec Une Partie Des Pays Qui Sont À L'Est". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
This detailed map shows the west coast of South America from Juncal in Chile as far north as Cabo Manglares in Colombia. In the lower right corner is Salta and in the northeast is part of the Amazon river. The names of many native tribes are shown on the map.
Map has overall toning. Except for minimal offsetting, the map is in Very Good condition.
31.5 x 21.2 cm (12.4 x 8.3 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2067
"Carte de L'Amérique Méridionaledresée et dessinée Sous La Direction de Mr. J.G. Barbie du Bocage". Steel engraving by Ch. Smith, published in Paris by Maison Bassett, ca 1850. Modern hand coloring.
An attractive map with a decorative border. In the lower left corner is an inset with the Shetland and Orkney islands near the Antarctic Circle.
Map is in Very good condition.
30.5 x 22.5 cm ( 12 x 8.8 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2071
"Colombie et Guyanes par Th. Duvotenay". Steel engraving by Ch. Smith, published in Paris by Maison Bassett, ca 1850. Modern hand coloring.
Colombia, Venezuela and the Guyanas are shown with their political divisions of the time.
Map has a light crease in the upper right corner of the border. Otherwise Very Good condition.
22.9 x 30.5 cm ( 9 x 12 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2072
"Empire du Bresil". Steel engraving by Ch. Smith, published in Paris by Maison Bassett, ca 1850. Modern hand coloring.
Map like those above with decorative border showing Brazil and surrounding countries.
The left margin is narrower than the other margins. Otherwise the condition is Very Good.
30.7 x 23 cm ( 12 x 9 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2073
"Carte du Paraguay et des Pays voisins,Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages". Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin. Dated1756.
On the Atlantic coast the map Buenos Aires and Río de la Plata in the south. Rio de Janeiro in the north. On the Pacific coast the map shows much of Peru and part of northern Chile.The river sytems of the Paraná and Paraguay are shown in great detail with the mountainous areas. Most known settlements of the time are shown.
A small hardly visible pleat in right margin outside image. Center fold smoothed to invisibility. Conditon of map is Very Good.
20.5 x 31 cm ( 8.1 x 12.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2048
"Carte de La Guyane, Pour servir à l'Histoire Générale des Voyages". Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin after a map by d'Anville (1697-1782). Dated 1757.
Titled "Guyane", this map shows the northeastern coast of South America. In the south it begins with the Araguarí River in Brazil and reaches to the Amacuro River which forms the actual border between Guyana and Venezuela. The windrose and attractive cartouche make this map especially decorative.
Center fold smoothed to invisibility. A second fold parallel to the right and a horizontal fold in the lower half also smoothed to invisibility. Map's condition is Very Good.
23.1 x 32.8 cm ( 9.1 x 12.9 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2049
"Karte Von Guyana". Copper etching for a German atlas after Jean Baptiste Bourgiunnon D'Anville (1697-1782). Published ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
This map shows the northeastern coast of South America. In the south it begins with the Araguarí River in Brazil and reaches to the Amacuro River which forms the actual border between Guyana and Venezuela. The windrose and attractive cartouche make this map especially decorative.
Map has vertical folds to fit book size. Upper and right margins are narrower (ca 1 cm ). Light fraying on upper margin edge. A few scattered spots, especially in upper right part of image.
20.2 x 30.9 cm ( 7.9 x 12.1 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2089
"Carte du Bresil, Prem Partie. Depuiis la Rívíere des Amazones jusquà la Baye de Tous les Saints". Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin after a map by d'Aneville. Ca. 1755.
The title is very precise in the description of this map showing part of the Brazilian coast from the mouth of the Amazon in the north to the Bay of present-day Salvador. Many of the small coastal settlements are shown as well as rivers. A caption tells us that the inland is unknown and that the inhabitants are known as Tapuyas. The attractive cartouche adds a decorative note.
Center fold smoothed to invisibility. Vertical fold to the right parallel to center fold and horizontal fold in upper half have been smoothed to almost invisibility. Condition of map is Very Good.
23.3 x 32.8 cm
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2051
"Carte du Bresil. Prem. Partie. Depuis la riviere des Amazones jusquÔà la Baie de Tous les Saints...." Copper etching by A. v. Krevelt. Published in Amsterdam, 1772.
The margins to the right and left are very wide. General condition is Almost Very Good.
23.6 x 32.1 cm ( 9.3 x 12.6 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2070
"Carte de La Partie Septrionale du Bresil". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
This map shows the northern part of Brazil. The Amazon river and its tributaries dominates the upper part. In the lower part of the map is Matto Grosso. In the lower right are arrows showing wind directions during certain months of the year.
Map is in Very Good Condition.
20.3 x 31.2 cm ( 7.9 x 12.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2078
"Carte De La Partie Meridionale Du Bresil". Copper etching by Rigobert Bonne (1729-1795) for "Atlas de toutes les parties connues du globe terrestre" by Guillaume Thomas Francois Raynal (1713-1796). Published 1780 in Geneva. Modern hand coloring.
This map is the southern partner to the map shown above. The coastal area shown extens from Porto Seguro in the north to Río de la Plata in the south. In the upper left is Moxos Province.
Map has a hardly visible vertical centerfold. Some spotting on margin edges.
20.9 x 31.7 cm ( 8.2 x 12.4 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA2115
"Suite du Bresil Depuis la Baye des Tous les Saints jusqu'a St. Paul." Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin after a map by d'Aneville. Ca. 1755.
This map is a continuation of the above map, reaching as far south as present-day Sao Paulo. It is a very detailed map of the rivers which had been explored by this time. The Río Uruguay flows diagonally north to south in the upper left.
Lower left margin has been reinforced. A vertical and horizontal fold have been smoothed to invisibility. Condition is otherwise Very Good.
23.7 x 16.3 cm ( 9.3 x 6.4 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2052
"Suite du Bresil". Copper etching in recent coloring by Bellin after a map by d'Aneville. Ca. 1755.
Again a continuation of the above map. This map reaches south to include part of the coast of Uruguay. At the lower left is the Río de la Plata. What is shown as the very southern part of Brazil is now Uruguay. In the upper left is the Río Paraná and its many tributaries.
A horizontal and vertical fold have been smoothed to invisibility. The condition of this map is Very Good.
23.5 x 17.1 cm ( 9.3 x 6.7 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2053
"Verfolg Von Brasilien von der aller Heiligen bis nach St. Paul". Copper etching for a German atlas after Jean Baptiste Bourgiunnon D'Anville (1697-1782). Published ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
Map shows the Brazilian coast from San Salvador in the north as far south as Sao Paulo. In the upper left is the San Franciso River.
Map has overall age toning and a few scattered spots. One hardly visible horizontal fold to fit book size in lower area. Overall condition is Better than Good.
23 x 16.5 cm ( 9 x 6.5 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2087
"Fortsetzung von Brasilien zur allgemeinen Historie der Reisen" Copper etching for a German atlas after Jean Baptiste Bourgiunnon D'Anville (1697-1782). Published ca 1750. Modern hand coloring.
This map is a continuation of the above map showing the coast of Brazil from the Isubey River in the north south to Uruguay and Rio de la Plata.
Map has overall age toning and a few scattered spots. One hardly visible horizontal fold to fit book size in lower area. Light crease above title cartouche. Overall condition is Better than Good.
23 x 16.5 cm ( 9 x 6.5 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICA 2088
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