Antique Maps of The West Indies

A Chart of the Caribe Islands.

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[MOUNT, Richard & PAGE. Thomas.].

Origin: London, [Mount & Page., c.1755.].

A chart of the Caribbean Islands used by English navigators during the latter part of the 17th century and the first half of the 18th century. It was published in The English Pilot, Book IV, the first English, navigational atlas specifically devoted to American waters. This chart appeared in the first edition of this atlas in 1689 and in later editions through 1749. North is to the right on the chart, which provides the locations of anchorages and indicates shoals and wrecks. Shows the islands from Porto Rico to Trinidad. The chart has undergone some expert restoration and this is reflected in the price.

Condition: Uncoloured; expertly restored and backed with archivist tissue, with some loss of printed area, now reinstated in manuscript, trimmed close along the bootm edge close to printed line border, slightly soiled and water stained, now presentable and priced accordingly.

Size: 440 x 535mm (17¼ x 21 inches).

Reference: 12599

Price: £450

A Map of Jamaica; Barbados.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676.

Two maps on one sheet, engraved by Francis Lamb for Speed's Prospect of the World. Although the Prospect first appeared in 1627 (two years before Speed's death), this map only appeared in the 1676 edition. On the verso is a 'Description of Barbadoes' and a 'Description of Jamaica' in English text.

Condition: Finely coloured; very minor expert restoration to lower centrefold in the margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 8948

Price: £780

A Map of Jamaica; Barbados.

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1676.

Two maps on one sheet, engraved by Francis Lamb for Speed's Prospect of the World. Although the Prospect first appeared in 1627 (two years before Speed's death), this map only appeared in the 1676 edition. On the verso is a 'Description of Barbadoes' and a 'Description of Jamaica' in English text.

Condition: Finely coloured; some staining to the top corners, mostly outside the printed area, otherwise a fine example on thick paper.

Size: 385 x 505mm (15¼ x 20 inches).

Reference: 10564

Price: £680

A Mapp of the Sommer Islands once called the Bermudas lying at the mouth of the bay of Mexico...

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SPEED, John.

Origin: London, Bassett & Chiswell, 1627-76.

Originally compiled from the 1622 surveys by Richard Norwood and engraved by Abraham Goos for Speed's 'Prospect of the World'. Behind the main map is the outline of the American coast with Bermuda's position marked. This map is important for being the first to show the islands divided into tribes and lots between the first English settlers. On the verso is an English-text description of the islands.

Condition: Uncoloured; trimmed close at either side as is often the case, but with enough margin to facilitate framing, light marginal age-toning, otherwise a superb example of the 1676 edition on thicker paper; a dark impression.

Size: 405 x 535mm (16 x 21 inches).

Reference: 10252

Price: £1650

A New Map of the English Empire in the Ocean of America or West Indies. A New Map of the Island of Jamaica.

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[BROWNE, Christopher].

Origin: London, 1700-21.

Seven maps and one inset harbour plan on one sheet. The main map is of Jamaica, others include Barbados, Bermuda, Tobago, St Christophers, Antegua and a general map of the West Indies. Also shows a plan of Bridgetown. Originally done by Christopher Browne, this example published by John Senex in 1721. UNCOMMON.

Condition: Finely coloured; very light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 510 x 605mm (20 x 23¾ inches).

Reference: 11652

Price: £950

Carta esatta rappresentante l'Isola di S.Domingo osia Hispaniola.

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ANON.

Origin: [Italy], c.1763

An unusual and rare map of the island engraved by G.M.Terreni. Probably for the 'Il Gazzettierre Americano. Shows part of Cuba and the Turks and Caicos Islands (unnamed). Decorative rococo title cartouche.

Condition: Uncoloured; signs of old creases but otherwise good.

Size: 250 x 310mm (9¾ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 6987

Price: £190

Carte de L'Isle de la Jamaique.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1760.

From Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.

Condition: Coloured; signs of old creases from volume and short stain from mounting on edge of upper margin, otherwise a good example.

Size: 210 x 320mm (8¼ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 3095

Price: £90

Carte de L'Isle de la Martinique.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1760.

The island of Martinique, from Prevost's 'Histoire Generale des Voyages'.

Condition: Uncoloured; good condition overall.

Size: 200 x 305mm (7¾ x 12 inches).

Reference: 4932

Price: £48

Carte des Isles de la Jamaique et de St. Domingue.

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MENTELLE, Edme.

Origin: Paris, 1797.

The islands of Jamaica, Hispaniola, part of Cuba and the Turks and Caicos islands. Engraved by P F Tardieu.

Condition: Original outline colour; fine condition.

Size: 325 x 425mm (12¾ x 16¾ inches).

Reference: 6879

Price: £210

Carte du Golfe du Mexique et des Isles Antilles.

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MENTELLE, Edme.

Origin: Paris, 1797.

The whole of the West Indies and showing the coast from Florida to Venezuela. Engraved by P F Tardieu.

Condition: Original outline colour; fine condition.

Size: 325 x 430mm (12¾ x 17 inches).

Reference: 7337

Price: £290

Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles Antilles. Reduite de la grande Carte Angloise de Popple, Par Ph. Buache 1er Geographe du Roi.

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L'ISLE, Guilliaume. - BUACHE, Philippe.

Origin: Paris, Dezauche, 1780.

A superb chart of the Caribbean Islands and the Golf of Mexico. Covers the area from Charles Town (Charleston) to Surinam.

Condition: Original colour; some expert restoration to folds, minor spotting and age-toning, short splits at folds expertly repaired, overall a good example.

Size: 500 x 930mm (19¾ x 36½ inches).

Reference: 12737

Price: £850

Chart of the Bahama Islands - The Bermudas or Summer Islands - Island of Cuba.

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THOMSON & CO, John.

Origin: Edinburgh, John Thomson, 1821.

Three detailed maps on one sheet, showing the Bahamas, Bermuda and Cuba. Published by John Thomson & Company in 'A New General Atlas'.

Condition: Original outline colour; light marginal soiling, small piece of paper missing to lower margin, just clipping imprint in the lower margin, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 510 x 605mm (20 x 23¾ inches).

Reference: 11177

Price: £320

Chart to Illustrate the Landfall of Columbus, 12 October 1492.

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BECHER, Capt. A.B.

Origin: Murray, John. London, 1836.

A superbly detailed chart illustrating graphically the differences in the various interpreted routes of Christopher Columbus's expedition of 1492 by Capt. A.B. Becher 1856.

Condition: Uncoloured, with the tracks of Columbus shown in red, yellow and blue; small nicks and short tears to the edges of the margins, otherwise very good.

Size: unknown

Reference: 15409

Price: £48

Colonies Françaises (en Amérique.)

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1852.

The French islands in the Caribbean, including Guadeloupe. A steel engraving, with finely engraved vignette borders which include cotton bales, sugar crates, views of a windmill and an earthquake. From the Atlas Nationale Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 300 x 440mm (11¾ x 17¼ inches).

Reference: 11850

Price: £48

Colonies Françaises, (en Amerique).

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1852.

A steel engraving, with finely engraved vignette borders, showing Isle St. Martin (Sint Maarten). Newfoundland, French Guyana and Saint-Pierre and Miquelon. From the Atlas Nationale Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 300 x 425mm (11¾ x 16¾ inches).

Reference: 11880

Price: £45

Colonies Françaises. Martinique.

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LEVASSEUR, Victor.

Origin: Paris, 1852.

A steel engraving of the Island of Martinique, with finely engraved vignette borders which include sugar cane and tobacco. From the Atlas Nationale Illustré des 86 Départements et des Possessions de la France... with finely engraved vignette borders.

Condition: Original outline colour; minor age-toning to egdes of margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 295 x 420mm (11½ x 16½ inches).

Reference: 11852

Price: £52

Cuba Insula/Hispaniola Insula/Ins. Jamaica/Ins. S.Joannis/I.S. Margareta.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius & Johannis CLOPPENBURG, 1630.

Five maps on one sheet, the main ones being Cuba and Hait/Santo Domingo and then, Jamaica, Porto Rico and Margarita. Possibly engraved by Petrus Kærius. From the rare Cloppenburg edition - a larger format edition of Mercator's pocket atlas.

Condition: Colour; slight age-toning of paper, cut close at left margin, with no loss, some short marginal nicks and tears repaired, otherwise good.

Size: 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 10629

Price: £150

De Groote ende Kleyne Eylanden van West-Indies.

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MERCATOR, Gerard.

Origin: Amsterdam, Jodocus Hondius & Johannis CLOPPENBURG, 1632.

A map of the West Indies, showing most of Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba and the Leeward and Windward Islands down to Trinidad. From the rare Cloppenburg edition - a larger format edition of Mercator's pocket atlas.

Condition: Uncoloured; slight age-toning of paper, minor staining and minor defects to margins, otherwise very good.

Size: 190 x 255mm (7½ x 10 inches).

Reference: 7764

Price: £250

Domina Anglorum in præcipuis Insulis Americæ.

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HOMANN HEIRS.

Origin: Nüremberg, c.1740.

The British Islands in the West Indies and Bermuda. Includes; St Christophers (St Kitts), Antigua, Barbados, Jamaica and Bermuda.

Condition: Original outline colour; light age-toning and a minor waterstain in the upper margin, otherwise fine.

Size: 490 x 560mm (19¼ x 22 inches).

Reference: 8821

Price: £420

Insulæ Americanæ in oceano septentrionali, cum terris adiacentibus.

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JANSSON, Jan.

Origin: Amsterdam, c.1650, Latin text edition.

The West Indies, showing the coast from Virginia to Trinidad. One of the most decorative maps of the area.

Condition: Original colour; light marginal soiling, overall age-toning as is often the case with maps by Jansson, otherwise a good example.

Size: 375 x 525mm (14¾ x 20¾ inches).

Reference: 12351

Price: £780

Island of Jamaica.

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FULLARTON, Archibald & Co.

Origin: London, Edinburgh & Dublin, 1874.

A decorative map of Jamaica, surrounded on three sides by five vignettes including coffee gathering and a view of Port Royal. From 'The Royal Illustrated Atlas of Modern Geography'.

Condition: Original colour lithpgraph: cut from a larger sheet (normally two maps to a page) this one forming half the page, trimmed tight to top edge, but with just enough paper to facitate framing, light age-toning to the edges of the paper, otherwise fine condition.

Size: 215 x 310mm (8½ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 11643

Price: £78

Island of New Providence Bahamas.

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SIFTON, PREAD & Co. Ltd.

Origin: London, c.1920.

A late but interesting map of New Providence, Bahamas, shows Nassau.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 130 x 180mm (5 x 7 inches).

Reference: 10770

Price: £28

Isles Antilles.

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DU VAL, Pierre.

Origin: Paris, 1676.

A miniature map of the West Indies, showing the tip of Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba and the island chain as far as Trinidad. Second state, with extra islands named. From 'La Géographie Universelle'.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor age-toning, otherwise fine.

Size: 100 x 123mm (4 x 4¾ inches).

Reference: 7381

Price: £140

Jamaica.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, London Printing & Publishing Co., 1851.

A detailed steel plate engraving of Jamaica with engraved vignettes showing views of Port Royal Harbour, Kingston, Port Antonio and a Sugar Mill. 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; very light marginal soiling, otherwise a fine unfolded example.

Size: 270 x 360mm (10¾ x 14¼ inches).

Reference: 8064

Price: £80

L'Isle de Cuba.

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BONNE, Rigobert.

Origin: Paris, c.1780.

A map of the island of Cuba, with part of the Bahama's shown.

Condition: Uncoloured; very minor marginal staining, otherwise good.

Size: 210 x 315mm (8¼ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 7317

Price: £130

La Grenade divisée par quartiers.

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LATTRÉ, Jean.

Origin: Paris, c.1780.

A highly detailed chart of the the island of Grenada in the Lesser Antilles or Windward Islands. Shows plantations and land areas marked out in plots, and an early attempt at relief, with hatching indicating the steepness of the terrain. Every inlet, alcove and anchorage is marked together with depths. A fascinating map.

Condition: Original outline colour; overall good condition, with only very minor defects.

Size: 440 x 590mm (17¼ x 23¼ inches).

Reference: 6782

Price: £380

Les Isles Antilles &c. Entre lesquelles sont Les Lucayes, et Les Caribes.

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SANSON, Nicholas.

Origin: Paris, c.1680.

A fine map of the West Indies, from the tip of Florida to Trinidad. Decorative title cartouche top right. Published in "Carte générales de toutes les partie du Monde".

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to top right corner, top margin trimmed by binder but with enough paper to facilitate framing, overall a good example.

Size: 210 x 310mm (8¼ x 12¼ inches).

Reference: 12942

Price: £210

Map of the West India & Bahama Islands with the adjacent coast of Yucatan, Honduras, Caracas &c.

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WYLD, James.

Origin: London, 1844.

A superbly detailed map of the whole of the West Indies and including the Bahamas. Shows from Trinidad to Florida and across to Honduras.

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

Size: 525 x 780mm (20¾ x 30¾ inches).

Reference: 11498

Price: £320

Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, alias Barmudas dictarum...

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HONDIUS, Henricus.

Origin: Amsterdam, 1636, Latin text edition.

A very decorative map of Bermuda, copied from the Speed map of 1627, with the "Tribes" coloured separately. Behind the main map is an outline of the coastline of North America with Bermuda marked in position. Underneath is an extensive key.

Condition: Fine original colour; light age-toning, mainly to the margins, short centrefold split in lower margin, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 395 x 520mm (15½ x 20½ inches).

Reference: 10912

Price: £1280

Mappa Aestivarum insularum alias Bermudas.

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[DE SAUZET, Henri].

Origin: Amsterdam, 1734.

A map of Bermuda, similar in style to the Mercator although there are some minor differences. There is no attribution to engraver or catographer on the map itself. Palmer 'Printed Mps of Bermuda' notes a De Sauzet edition, with no sizes indicated and no illustration.

Condition: Uncoloured, but with signs of old colour; light marginal soiling and toning to the edges of the paper, some minor nicks. Otherwise very good.

Size: 190 x 260mm (7½ x 10¼ inches).

Reference: 9378

Price: £480

Nova Designatio Insulae Jamaicæ ex Antillanis Americæ Septentrion.

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SEUTTER, Matthäus.

Origin: Augsburg, c.1730.

Highly decorative title cartouche, with natives gathering and processing sugar cane. Palm trees, turtles and a mermaid also show the great skill of the engraver Johann Michael Probst.

Condition: Fine original body colour.

Size: 490 x 560mm (19¼ x 22 inches).

Reference: 4322

Price: £480

Plan du Cul de Sac des Roseaux dans l'Isle de Ste. Lucie.

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BELLIN, Jacques Nicolas.

Origin: Paris, 1764.

Plan of the natural harbour at Roseaux, Saint Lucia.

Condition: Coloured; light age-toning to the margins, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 220 x 170mm (8¾ x 6¾ inches).

Reference: 9587

Price: £38

Plano de la Rada de Rockly.

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ANON.

Origin: [Madrid or Cadiz, c.1780.].

A detailed printed portolano type chart of Rockly Bay south of Scarborough on the Island of Tobago. Shows soundings and shoals. The town of Scarbourogh shown in sketchy detail, with individual buildings and the fort marked.

Condition: Uncoloured; a dark impression, with some softening due to water damage to upper margin, outside and not effecting engraved area. Otherwise very good.

Size: 180 x 235mm (7 x 9¼ inches).

Reference: 8272

Price: £65

Stabilimenti de Francesi, Inglesi, e Spagnuoli nelle Isole Antille.

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ZATTA, Antonio.

Origin: Venice, 1785.

The West Indies, from Florida to Trinidad and across to Honduras. Detail of the Bahamas, Cuba, Haiti/Domincan Republic and the chain of islands that form the Lesser Antilles. Highly decorative title cartouche top right. From 'Atlante Novissimo'.

Condition: Original colour; light age-toning to the centrefold as is often the case with maps by Zatta, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 320 x 410mm (12½ x 16¼ inches).

Reference: 8518

Price: £380

The Bermudas.

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SIFTON, PREAD & Co. Ltd.

Origin: London, c.1920.

A late but interesting map of Bermuda. Many places are named and the Steamer Course is shown into Hamilton.

Condition: Original coloured lithograph; overall fine condition.

Size: 140 x 180mm (5½ x 7 inches).

Reference: 11032

Price: £24

The Island of Antego by Herman Moll geograpger.

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MOLL, Hermann.

Origin: London, Thomas Bowles & John Bowles, 1735.

A map of the island of Antigua. From the second edition of Moll's "Atlas Minor", published after his death in 1732. Detailed map of the island with roads marked and showing soundings and shoals.

Condition: Original colour; slight wear at folds as is ususal for this map.

Size: 290 x 370mm (11½ x 14½ inches).

Reference: 6574

Price: £220

Turks Islands, from a survey made in 1753, by the sloops l'Aigle and l'Emeraude, by order of the French Governor of Hispaniola.

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SAYER, Robert.

Origin: London, 1775.

A detailed chart of the Turks Islands, showing Sand Key, Salt Key and Grand Turk.

Condition: Uncoloured; light age-toning to the left margin, worm track with minor loss of printed surface, repaired, otherwise a good example.

Size: 465 x 315mm (18¼ x 12½ inches).

Reference: 10315

Price: £260

West India Islands.

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TALLIS, John.

Origin: London, J & F Tallis, 1851.

Shows Cuba, Bahama's and the island chain as far as Trinidad. Vignette of Kingston, Jamaica. 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; minor marginal soiling, otherwise a fine example.

Size: 265 x 330mm (10½ x 13 inches).

Reference: 7464

Price: £78