ANTIQUE MAPS OF SOUTH AMERICA - Page 2
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“Partie Orientale de La Terre Ferme ou l'on trouve la Guiane"
The three Guyanas in South America: British Guyana, Dutch Guyana (Surinam), French Guyana
Maps shows very much unexplored land from the border to Venezuela
to Brazil. Much of the Amazonas river with its contrbutors
Hand-colored copper etching by Robert de Vaugondy after the map by de la Condamine.
Paris, dated 1749
Light age toning. Left margin has holes from stitches of binding.
16 x 22 cm (ca. 6.3 x 8.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP238497
“America noviter delincata"
Copper etching by Henricus Hondius (1597-1651)
Hand colored. Dated 1631 Reverse side text in German “E" published in Amsterdam 1633.
North and South America. Renaissance cartouche. Inset maps of North and South Pole and a very rich sea staffage with sailing ships and sea monsters. Reverse side text in German.
This Hondius-Janssonius map of the Americas was first published in 1618. California as peninsula and the West Coast as well the East Coast quite detailed for the first half of the 17th century. South America, a bit oversized, shows native people, animals and some more details.
Reference: Burden 192
Condition is very good. Some minor spotting. Centerfold has thin paper in parts.and some minor parallel creasing.
37,5 x 49,8 cm (ca. 14.8 x 19.6
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP238424
"Neu und verbesserter Plan des Hafen von Cartagena"
Copper engraving by Homann Heirs in Nuremberg, ca 1750. Original hand coloring.
Detailed print of the harbor of
Cartagena and the surrounding area.
Upper margin is the pink area. Other margins wide. A few scattered spots in margins.
22.7 x 28 cm ( 8.9 x 11 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2550
"Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan". Copper etching by Johannes Janssonius ( 1588-1664) - also known as Jan Jansson, published in Amsterdam ca 1640. Original hand coloring.
This map shows Panama and the northwest part of South America as far south as the Equator. In the upper right is Lake Maracaibo and the Golf of Venezuela. Notice the windroses in the Carribean and Pacific Ocean. Verso: Text in Latin.
Map has light toning and some browning along the lower part of centerfold. Margins are a bit smudged with water stains in the upper corners. There is a small spot over the map legend and a crease to the right of centerfold. Condition is Almost Very Good.
37.5 x 48.5 cm ( 14.8 x 19.1 ")
Order Nr. CARIBBEANMAP2003
In the lower right is an inset
of Panama showing the Canal region.
Wood engraving printed in color
ca 1890. On the reverse side is text and images of
27 x 22 cm ( 10.6 x 8.6 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP238855
"La partie Meridionale de l'Amerique appelée Terre Ferme ou se trouve les Provinces ou Grands Gouvernemens de La Guiane et de La Nouvelle Grenade ..." Copper etching in original coloring. By Nicolas de Fer (1646-1720), Paris 1719.
This map shows the northern region of the South-American Continent with special emphasis on the Amazon River and its many tributaries.
This map has three vertical folds parallel to the center fold, one to the left and two to the right that allowed the map to be folded in an atlas. The is one crease between the middle folds. The margins have some dirt spotting. The condition is otherwise Very Good.
47.8 x 63 cm (18.8 x 24.8")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2045
"Carte de la Riviere de la Plata". Copper etching in modern coloring. By a French marine engineer and engraver whose initials are given on this map as M B. Possibly the M. stands for "Monsieur" and B. most likely for "Bellin". The map was published in "L'Histoire Générale des Voyages". Paris, 1746.
This map withs nicely adorned title cartouche shows in detail the mouth of the Rio de la Plata with both, Buenos Aires and Monte Video. Folds to fit book format. Otherwise condition: Very Good.
18.8 x 28.3 cm (7.4 x 11.1")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2033
"Partie Orientale de la Terre Ferme ou l'on trouve la Guiane". Copper etching. Gilles Robert de Vaugondy (1688-1766) was heir to the cartographic material of his uncle Pierre Moulard Sanson, (grandson of Nicolas Sanson d'Abbéville) whose maps were considered to be geographically the best of their time. Robert bought the cartographic estate of Charles-Hubert-Alexis Jaillot (1640-1712) and published, together with his son Didier (1726-1786) first a small atlas in 1748 and a large folio-size atlas in 1752. This map stems from the small atlas. The map has recent coloring and is in Good Condition. In the left margin are stitch holes from bookbinding.
16 x 22.4 cm ( 6.3 x 8.8 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2035
Steel engraving by W. Behrens after F. von Stuelpnagel. Dated 1871. Original outline coloring.
Fine map of the american Hemisphere. Many topographical details.
Map is in very good condition. Horizontal centerfold.
40.5 x 30.8 cm ( 15.9 x 12.1 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP237980
"Paraguaria vulgo Paraguay". Copper etching by Petrus Mortier in original coloring. Amsterdam, ca 1750.
An extremely detailed map for its time of Paraguay, Uruguay, parts of Argentina and Brazil. Two sailing ships sail in the Atlantic near the coast that begins with the Río de la Plata and Buenos Aires and Montevideo in the south. To the north is a large section of the Brazilian coastline as far as Rio de Janiero in the north. Very impressive is the course of the Río Paraná which begins in the central part of Brazil and flows into the Río de la Plata. Actually the map does not show Paraguay as it is today. We see the Río Paraguai which flows through present-day Paraguay. Already on this early map is the Chaco; the area of cattle and sheep production. At the bottom in green is a homage to the Jesuit Vincentino Carrafa.
Some light spotting, especially in the margins. Condition is Almost Very Good.
44.9 x 54.5 cm ( 17.7 x 21.5 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2036
"Novus Brasiliae Typus". Copper etching by Blaeu in original coloring. Amsterdam, ca. 1635.
A very decorative map of the Brazilian coast and part of the known inland. The map is west-oriented at the top. Several decorative and documentary depictions of Native Americans and wildlife are shown scattered on the map. Two windoses and two sea monsters decorate the ocean. The inset shows "Baya de todos os sanctos" and the island of Fernaõ de Noronho. Very clearly shown are the major rivers flowing into the Atlantic. To the side of the left windrose is the Tropic of Capricorn close to the city of Rio de Janeiro. The cartouche is held by a native woman and man. Verso: Text in German.
Some light spotting on the map. Some graying caused by extra ink from the copper plate was left on the image at the time of printing which does not substantially devalue the map. A small hole has been repaired close to the right windrose. Slight creasing on center fold. Condition is otherwise Better than Good.
34.5 x 45.5 cm. ( 13 x 18 " )
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2037
"Die Andenbahnen" ( The Andes Railroads )
Wood engraving showing the very
early railroads in Peru. Ca 1880. Published by A.
13 x 18.9 cm ( 5.1 x 7.4 ")
Order Nr. S0UTHAMERICAMAP237657
"Sued America in zwei Blaettern " ( South America on twp üpages )
Steel engraving after F. von
Stuelpnagel for Stieler dated 1871. Original hand outline
Vertical centerfold. Good condition.
Map size: 32.8 x 40 cm ( 12.9 x
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP238151
"Der Suedliche Theil von Sued-America"
Steel engraving for Stieler dated 1871. Original hand outline coloring.
This map is the northern part of the map below. Both map pages are the same size.
On the right side center is a
inset showing Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding area.
Map has some minor spots in margins. Good condition. Vertical centerfold.
Map size: 31 x 40 cm ( 12.2 x
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP237633
"Typus Geographicus Chili a Paraguay Freti Magellanici". Copper etching for the Homann Heirs by de Brouwer, Narbouroug and de Beauchesnec. Published in Nuremberg in 1733. Original coloring.
Historically, this map is very interesting. Several notes in Latin about the history of Chile and Paraguay are written to the left of the map in the Pacific Ocean. The information for this map is credited to Alfonso d'Ovalle and Nicol. Techo. Notice that Argentina is named Terra Magellanique. The East coast reaches slightly north of Rio de Janeiro and the Chilean Coast reaches to Arica. The orange area is Paraguay. The inset shows a plan of Santiago de Chile with Río Mapocho. In the upper left is the mileage chart.
There is some spotting in the lower corners. A tear in the upper margin has been repaired. The Condition is Almost Very Good.
47.7 x 55.8 cm (18.8 x 22 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2040
" Planispere de Turquet - Planisphere de Bertius - Planispere d Arzael ". Copper etching by Mallet. 1685. Modern hand coloring
Here are the planispheres of three very early cartographers named in the title.
Slight ink smearing in right margin that happed at time of printing. Condition is Almost Excellent.
14 x 9.8 cm ( 5.5 x 3.9 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2162
"(Columbia) Neu Granada, Ecuador und Venezuela. 1849" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1860. Original outline coloring.
Detailed map of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. Mountains and rivers are shown in great detail.
Fine, clean map.
20.3 x 25.4 cm ( 7.9 x 10 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2123
"Suedlicher Theil von America enthaltened Bolivia, das suedliche Brasilien, Paraguay, Chile, La Plata, Cisplatina und Patagonien, 1850. Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1860. Original outline coloring.
Very detailed map with a special inset of Patagonia and the Falkland Islands.
Map is clean and in fine condition.
21.2 x 26.2 cm ( 8.3 x 10.3 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2124
“Peru". East-oriented copper etching by Guillermo Blaeu. Published by him ca.1630. Recent hand coloring.
From the Equator to the Tropic of Capricorne and a little beyond on both ends. Rennaisssance/baroque title cartouche. Sail ships, sea monsters, a compass rose.
General age toning. A few traces of use. A few minor spots. Wide margins. Reverse text in German. Very nice condition.
37.6 x 49 cm (14.8 x 19.3")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2116
"Brasilien, die Argentinischen Republiken, Bolivia, Peru u. Ecuador" Wood engraving by L. Salziger after L. Ravenstein, ca 1875. Printed in color.
Map has vertical centerfold. A few minor, scattered spots.
20.5 x 26.7 cm ( 8 x 10.5 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2112
"Suedamerica". Steel engraving by H. Eberhardt in Eisenach, ca 1850.
Very detailed topographical map of South America with dotted lines showing the boundaries of the various countries.
25.7 x 20.7 cm ( 10.1 x 8.1 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2113
"Carte Du Detroit De La Maire" Copper engraving by Bellin, dated 1753.
Map shows Tierra Del Fuego on the right and Isla Del Estado (Staten Island) on the right.
Map has vertical centerfold.
19.4 x 27.5 cm ( 7.6 x 10.8 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2114
"Süd-America.". Steel etching in recent coloring. Atlas printed and published by C. Flemming in Glogau, ca. 1840.
The northeastern part of South America with Brazil, the Guianas, Surinam and parts of Venezuela, Bolivia and Paraguay are shown on this map of South America.
The map has some vertical creasing. Otherwise the condition is Very Good.
36.5 x 27.1 cm (14.4 x 10.7")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2046
Also available are two other maps from the same atlas with the other regions of South America.
"Paraguayo,o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum regionibus adiacentibus Tucuman et S.ta Cruz de la Sierra." Copper etching in original coloring. By Johann Janssonius (+1660). Amsterdam, ca. 1650.
The beutiful original coloring of this map outlines the region of South America showing Paraquay, and parts of Peru, Chile, Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia. Much of the area was still "Terra Incognita" so there are few towns and cities shown. The Andes are clearly shown to the west as well as the river systems. The Renaissance cartouche adds a special decorative accent to the map. The small cartouche in the lower right gives the name of the cartograph.
The middle fold has vertical folds which are reinforced in the lower margin. Between the title cartouche and margin is an area of 9x4 cm. that is reinforced because the map is very thin in this area. Some spotting on the margins. Conditon is Good.
37.7 x 48.5 cm (14.8 x 19.1")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2047
"Sued-Amerika". Steel engraving by L. Thiel after Pr. Lt. Stuelpnagel, dated 1831. Original hand coloring.
Interesting map that shows the political divisions of the time in South America.
Map has vertical centerfold.
A few very light spots in image. Light, scattered spotting in margins.
29.2 x 36.2 cm (11.4 x 14.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2111
"Physical Map of South America". Wood engraving printed in color. Dated 1875. Physical map with emphasis on topographical features.
Light overall age toning. Backside is printed.
27.2 x 21 cm ( 10.7 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2105
"Political Map of South America". Wood engraving printed in color. Dated 1875. Political map with emphasis on political divisions of the time.
Light overall age toning. Backside is printed. Tiny repaired tear on lower margin edge.
27.2 x 21 cm ( 10.7 x 8.2 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2106
" Détroit de Magellan". Copper etching by Bellin. Dated 1753. Modern hand coloring.
A very detailed map for its time showing the Strait of Magellen between the mainland of Argentina and Chile and Tierra del Fuego. Below the title of the map is a lettered list giving names corresponding to the letters located in the strait.
Map has overall very light toning and two almost invisible folds to fit atlas. General condition is Very Good.
19 x 34.7 cm ( 7.4 x 13.7 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP2062
"Brasil, Divided into its Capitainships.". Copper etching by Hermann Moll (1678-1732). Published ca 1710.
Not only is the map shown interesting, but also the text on both sides of the page is very informative with a description (in English) of the land and Brazilian peoples of the time. At the top of the map is the mouth of the Amazon. In the lower part of the map is the Tropic of Capricorn.
Map image has been printed very close to left edge. Margin edges are somewhat browned. Light staining on right margin edge. Brown spot by the Bay of Todos Os Santos. General condition is just Good.
Map size: 16.2 x 18.7 cm ( 6.3 x 7.3 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2082
"Terra Firma and the Caribbe Islands". Copper etching by Hermann Moll (1678-1732). Published ca 1710.
This map shows part of South America north of the Equator. In the lower right is the mouth of the Amazon River. In the upper left is part of Cuba. Text in english about landscape and history on both sides of page.
Map is not printed squarely on page. Brwoin along upper and right margins. Water stain in lower margin. General condition is Better than Good.
Page size: 31.8 x 21.7 cm ( 12.5 x 8.5
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2086
"Pascaarte vande Zee custen van Guinea, en Brasilia; Van Cabo de Verde, tot C. de vona EsperançA: en van R. de Amazones tot Rio de la Plata, alles op wassende graaden gestelt. t Amsterdam." Copper etching von Johannes van Keulen (1654-1711) for "De Groote Nieuwe Vermeerderde Zee Atlas ofte Water-werelt". Published ca 1710. Original hand coloring.
This interesting map was made primarily for sailors. Notice the many windroses and ships in the Atlantic. On the right side is part of Africa and on the left this map shows the eastern part of Brazil with French Guiana and the mouth of the Amazon in the north. The coastline reaches as far south as Río de la Plata. A decorative cartouche adds to the attraction of this map.
Map is shown photographed against a light background. Margins are narrow. Map has been mounted on stronger paper. There is a 5 cm repaired tear on left edge. Along the upper edge is a dark spot. General condition is Much Better than Good.
51.5 x 59.3 cm ( 20.2 x 23.3 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2080
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" America Meriondale" Lithograph by G. Bonatti in Turin for the Fratelli Doyen in Turin. Michele Doyen (died in 1871) founded a lithography business in 1832 in Turin. In 1848 his brother, Leonardo, joined the business. This map was printed in Turin about 1850.
The entire South American Continent is shown on this map. To the southeast are the Falkland Islands named "Nova Georgia" on this map. It´s a very detailed map, not only showing the centers of population, but also many rivers and mountains.
The map has a light toning. There is a horizonal fold in the middle and a second fold in the lower half.
37.8 x 25.2 cm ( 14.9 x 9.9 ")
Order Nr. SOUTHAMERICAMAP 2043
"America 1849" Steel etching from "Neuster Zeitungs Atlas. Alter und Neuer Erdkunde" by J. Meyer, ca 1855. Original outline coloring.
Nice map of the Americas and part of Polynesia.
25.5 x 21.2 cm ( 10 x 8.3 ")
Order Nr. NORTHAMERICAMAP2103
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