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An Early Atlas of Islands Engraved with Delicate Beauty


Atlas/ Islands/ Caribbean. PORCACCHI, Thomaso [Venice, 1590]
L'isole piu famose del Mondo.
Small folio [20.25 x 29.5]
(6) (of 12) ff., including engraved title, 201, (1) pp., including 47 copper plate engraved maps in text. Note: bound contemporaneously without 2nd half of index (b signature). Complete with all maps. Bound in contemporary flexible vellum, borders of covers gilt-ruled with arabesque in center, spine gilt with double bands. Head of spine chipped, and some soling to covers. Engraved ex libris of Thomas Heath, Merchant of Exeter and another of the Western Reserve Historical Society, stamped withdrawn. Some soiling in outer margin of title and scattered leaves, faint waterstain in margin of others; notwithstanding a fresh example with the maps with excellent impressions.
$8,500


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A Very Rare & Early Map of the English Colonies in North America


East Coast United States & Canada. MORDEN, R./ BROWNE, C. [London, c. 1695]
A New Map Of The English Empire In America . . . .
19 ¼ x 22 ½ inches
Original outline color; light foxing, reinforced bottom of centerfold; overall very good.
$25,000


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Earliest Acquirable English Map of North America
& the Cartographic Creation of the California-as-an-Island Myth


North America. BRIGGS, H. [London, 1625]
The North part of America . . . .
11 3/8 x 14 inches
A faint stain else excellent condition
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"A Map of Great Influence" (Tooley) In a Fine Example


California/ Southwest. SANSON, N. [Paris, 1656]
Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride:... .
12 ¼ x 21 3/8 inches.
Original outline color; fine condition with wide margins.
$8,500


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A Beautiful Example of the First State


North America/ Canada/ Great Lakes. HENNEPIN, L. [Utrecht, 1697]
Carte d’un tres grand Pays entre le Nouveau Mexique . . .
17 x 20 5/8 inches
Fine hand color; reinforced at few fold junctures, some creasing, margins close as usual but no loss of engraved surface, else excellent with a bold strike.
$5,500


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