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2486Dutch chart of Patagonia or southern portion of the South America.DetailsDoncker, Hendrick1664
Rare Dutch chart of lower South America and the Strait of Magellan
Doncker, Hendrick
$1,850.00Doncker--HendrickRare-Dutch-chart-of-lower-South-America-and-the-Strait-of-MagellanNice! Very scarce old Dutch nautical chart of Patagonia, the southern portion of the South American continent by Doncker. Includes Patagonia, the Strait of Magellan and Tierra del Fuego. With Spanish place names in portolano style. Includes The Plate River with "Buenos Ayr" or Buenos Aires. Fine, striking graphics. <br></br> Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699) was an Amsterdam printer, bookseller, and cartographer residing in the Nieuwebrugsteeg. Johannes Loots, an important contemporary Dutch cartographer, was an apprentice to Doncker. In 1693, upon completion of his apprenticeship to Doncker, Loots was accepted into the Guild of Booksellers and bought a home near Doncker in Nieuwebrugsteeg.
526Rare map of Magellan Strait/ Cape Horn (Hoorn)DetailsOgilby, John1671
Tabula Magellanica
Ogilby, John
$800.00Ogilby--JohnTabula-MagellanicaVery decorative, finely engraved antique map of Cape Horn ( Hoorn ), the southern-most point in South America and the Strait of Magellan, published ca. 1671, about 150 years after Magellan's discovery of the passage. <br></br> This original copper-plate engraved map is enlivened by two compass roses, four cartouches and numerous fanciful vignettes including mermaids, ostriches, penguins, and the scene of a sea battle. <br></br> This map was published in "America: Being an Accurate Description of the New World…" by John Ogilby, a Scottish cartographer, who was appointed "His Majesty's Cosmographer and Geographic Printer" in 1675.
4730Antique chart of le Maire strait and Tierra de Fuego.DetailsRenneville, René Augustin Constantin de1725
Cote Meridionale de la Terre del Fuego
Renneville, René Augustin Constantin de
$165.00Renneville--René-Augustin-Constantin-deCote-Meridionale-de-la-Terre-del-FuegoSmall antique chart of the southern Argentine portion of Tierra de Fuego, <b>Le Maire Strait</b> (about 18 miles in width), and Staten Island (Spanish: Isla de los Estados ). Key features include Mauritius Landt, Valentyns Bay, Isle de Diego Ramirez, Barneveldo Eylanden, and Withonds Bay. Tierra de Fuego is separated from the Argentine mainland by the Strait of Magellan. <br></br> From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin: "Recueil des Voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement et aux progès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. <br></br> The French translation was by René Augustin Constantin de Renneville a 17th-century French author known for his works on the Inquisition, French Revolution, geography and religion. Recueil des Voyages was a multi-volume work about world voyages featuring full-page and folding engravings of landmarks, people, cultures as well as views and maps. <br></br> Amsterdam. Tome 9. Page 40. Dutch placenames and a French title. <br></br> In Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s book "Two Years Before the Mast" Staten Island is the first land seen from the ship after leaving San Diego. Dana describes the land as <div class="indenttextblock"> ". . . bare, broken, and girt with rocks and ice, with here and there, between rocks and broken hillocks, a little stunted vegetation of shrubs. . ." </div> A breeding colony of the Magellanic penguin is found in the Le Maire Strait on Isla de los Estados.
1401Antique French map or plan of Buenos Aires, Argentina.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Antique plan of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$200.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-plan-of-Buenos-Aires--ArgentinaEarly French map or plan of Buenos Aires, Argentina along the western shore of the estuary of the Plate River (Rio de la Plata) in South America. By important French cartographer Nicolas Bellin. North is oriented to the upper left. Named features on this early colonial-period map include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Maison de Ville</li> <li>Le Fort containing the governor's lodgings, the chapel, and guard's quarters.</li> <li>Convent de la Merci</li> <li>l'Hopital</li> <li>Convent de S. Domingue</li> <li>Maison des Jesuites</li> <li>Maison de l'Eveque</li> <li>Eglise de St. Jean hors de la Ville</li> </ul> </div> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 14, No. 2.
659Antique chart of the mouth of the Plate River by TirionDetailsTirion, Isaac1769
Plate River, Buenos Aires and Montevideo
Tirion, Isaac
$125.00Tirion--IsaacPlate-River--Buenos-Aires-and-MontevideoOriginal antique chart by Isaac Tirion of the mouth of the Plate River ( Rivier de la Plata ) and points in present-day Argentina and Uruguay, South America. <br></br> Noted features include the city of Buenos Aires ( Ayres) Argentina , Quilmes ( Quelmes ), Bay of Montevideo ( Montvidio ) Uruguay, Kruid Magazyn, Wagthuis. Also includes the Juan River, St. Lucia River, Achuela River, Solis River, Baay van Maldonado, Kaap (Cape) St. Maria, Kaap der Steenrotsen, Kaap de Castilhos, and several islands: St. Michiel, St. Gabriel, Flora, and Zeehanden. Several large sand banks are shown. Inset map of the Bay of Maldonado. <br></br> Published in 1769 from Amsterdam by Isaac Tirion (1705 - 1765) in his "Hedendaagsche Historie of Tegenwoordige Staat van Amerika" or "Modern History".
1119Antique French sea chart of South America and the Strait of Magellan.DetailsDepot de la Marine1800
Antique French Sea Chart of Patagonia in South America
Depot de la Marine
$1,450.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Sea-Chart-of-Patagonia-in-South-AmericaAn attractive large antique French sea chart of Patagonia in lower South America published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1800. This spectacular chart encompasses the southern half of South America. With part or all of what is today Argentina, and Chile and includes the Falkland Islands. The map, as noted in the cartouche, is based on charts or surveys published in 1789, 1790, etc. by officers of the Spanish Navy. <br></br> In a few areas where information about the coast was scarce or completely lacking, the coastline is drawn using a very light line with no shading. For example, the "Canal de St. Sebastien" shown on the chart in the upper part of Tierra del Fuego (Fr. "Terre de Feu") near the Bay of St. Sebastien was completely without basis in fact and its questionable existence is communicated by the use of thin lines on both the north and south limits of that feature. <br></br> At top is an inset map of the north part of Golfe de St. George showing Isla Tova. This spectacular chart also contains seven very attractive coastal elevation views that would aid navigators as they approached shore: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <span style= style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'IIe de la Mocha</li> <li>Vue du Cap Blanc</li> <li>Vue de 'Entrée du Port Desire</li> <li>Vue du Cap de 3 Pointes</li> <li>Vue des Iles Salvages</li> <li>Vue des Iles de Diego Ramirez</li> <li>Vue du Cap de Horn</li> </span> </ul> </div> "Prix Trois Francs" at bottom right. Logo of the Depot de la Marine in the lower left of the map.
641Antique nautical chart of the Plate River and Buenos AiresDetailsDireccion Hidrografia1815
Mouth of the Plate River to Buenos Aires
Direccion Hidrografia
$0.00Direccion-HidrografiaMouth-of-the-Plate-River-to-Buenos-AiresSOLD<br></br> Antique Spanish nautical chart of the Plate River, Montevideo and Buenos Aires, Argentina. This scarce sea chart is the 1815 corrected version of a chart first published in 1812 by Spain's Direccion Hidrographia. Laid to brown linen, probably when issued, in order to help the chart stand the rigors of a life at sea. <br><br/> With two detailed inset port plans: Plano del Puerto de Maldonado and Plano del Puerto de Monte-video. Also, at top are three profile coastal views. <br><br/> With the emblem of the Direccion Hidrographia.