Antique Maps of Central America

Audience de Mexico.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1656.

A map of central America from Mexico to Honduras.

Condition: Dark impression.

Size: 160 x 265mm (6¼ x 10½ inches).

Reference: 6109

Price: £95

Carte du Méxique.

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TARDIEU, Ambroise.

Origin: Paris, Chez Étienne Ledoux, 1821.

A map of Mexico published in 'Atlas pour servir a l'intelligence de L'Histoire Générale des Voyages, De Laharpe'.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor waterstain to one corner, light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a good example.

Size: 395 x 255mm (15½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 9806

Price: £165

Central America.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

From Guatemala south to Nicaragua, with engraved vignettes including a view of Belize. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour; light publishers imprint and very minor spotting to margins, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 6804

Price: £60

Hispaniæ Novæ Nova Descriptio.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1609, French text Edition.

The first non-Latin edition of Mercator's map of south-west Mexico, with most placenames still Aztec. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, a galleon and a sea-monster.

Condition: Fine original colour; slight overall age-toning and four very small worm holes with no loss.

Size: 355 x 480mm (14 x 19 inches).

Reference: 6724

Price: £560

Hispaniæ Novæ Nova Descriptio.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius, 1606, Latin text Edition.

The Latin text edition of Mercator's map of south-west Mexico, with most place names still Aztec. Decorated with a large strap work title cartouche, a galleon and a sea-monster.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning to the edges of the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 345 x 485mm (13½ x 19 inches).

Reference: 15408

Price: £290

Hispaniae Novæ sive Magnae vera descriptio.

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QUAD, Matthias.

Origin: Cologne, John Bussemacher, 1592-1600.

An early map of Mexico engraved by Matthias Quad.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age-toning of paper and minor marginal staining, otherwise very good condition.

Size: 210 x 295mm (8¼ x 11½ inches).

Reference: 8987

Price: £240

Isthmus of Panama.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, John Tallis & Co., 1851.

With engraved vignettes including "Gold Seekers on their Way over the Cordilleras". Even in the 1850's there were already plans for a shipping canal across the isthmus. John Tallis is without question one of the most renowned cartographers and publisher of the C19th. His maps are the last of the lavishly decorated and ornamental maps, considered to be works of art as well as geographically accurate. He was born in Stourbridge in Worcestershire in about 1818 and it is likely that he stayed in the Midlands working as a publisher in Birmingham, until he moved to London in the early 1840′s.

Condition: Original outline colour.

Size: 260 x 330mm (10¼ x 13 inches).

Reference: 3870

Price: £52

Mexico Regia et Celebris Hispaniae Novae Civitas - Cusco Regni Peru Novo Orbe Caput...

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BRAUN, Georg & HOGENBERG, Franz.

Origin: Cologne, c.1572.

From Braun and Hogenberg's 'Civitates Orbis Terrarum', the first collection of town plans. This view of both Mexico and Cusco is the only one to appear in the 'Civitatus' depicting any part of the New World. Shows the ancient Aztec and Incan Capitals during the period of the Spanish conquistadores and is based on the earlier woodcuts by Antoine du Pinet. In the foreground of the view of Cusco an Incan King, possibly Atahualpa, is being carried aloft by loyal followers.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light age toning, old mount tape on verso from a previous frame, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 270 x 475mm (10¾ x 18¾ inches).

Reference: 12098

Price: £1250

Mexico and Guatemala, shewing the Position of the Mines.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1843.

A large detailed map of Central America, showing Mexico, Yucatan, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Columbia (also named Panama). Shows also Grand Cayman, Little Cayman and Jamaica.

Condition: Original colour; slight print offset, light spotting and minor foxing, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 340 x 805mm (13½ x 31¾ inches).

Reference: 11336

Price: £280

Mexico.

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BERTIUS, Petrus.

Origin: Amsterdam, Judocus Hondius, 1616.

A miniature map of Mexico. Possibly engraved by Salomon Rogiers. Uncommon.

Condition: Uncoloured; very light overall age-toning and minor marginal staining, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 95 x 135mm (3¾ x 5¼ inches).

Reference: 9093

Price: £160

Nova Hispania et Nova Galicia.

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BLAEU, Guiljemus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1650, Dutch text edition.

With an impressive title cartouche: a lion brandishes a long sword and orb, above the Spanish Royal Crest, with two sphinxes and figures representing natives. Above the key are two armadillos.

Condition: Fine original colour; light age-toning to margins and minor soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 495mm (15¼ x 19½ inches).

Reference: 5837

Price: £450