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North America depicting California as an island
John Senex.

London, c.1735. Map depicting California as an island. Probably from Pat.Gordon's Geographical Grammar and 'a new set of maps by Mr J.Senex' .
SENE0001
£340.00

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One of the last maps of North America to show California as an Island
Richard William Seale.

London, John & Paul Knapton, 1744. A map of North America, drawn and engraved by Seale for 'Mr. Tindal's Continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England', with the Indian nations marked. Cartographical mistakes include California is an island, the Straits of Anian, Frobisher's Strait in Greenland and a Lake Nicaragua that opens up into the Caribbean and nearly reaches the Pacific.
SEAL0004
£1500.00

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Chart of the Slave Trade Routes
Thomas Bowen.

London, 1788. Chart of the North Atlantic showing the routes from Europe to Africa and across the Atlantic to the West Indies and the plantations of America.
BOWE0015
£150.00

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Map of North America
Alexandre Blondeau.

Paris, 1802.
BLON0001
£98.00

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Map of North America
Barlow.

Bungay (Suffolk), C.Brightly & E.Kinnersley, 1806. From Barclay's 'Dictionary of North America'.
BARL0001
£125.00

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Map of North America
Alexandre Blondeau.

Paris, 1807.
BLON0003
£125.00

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Map of North America
Abbé Joseph de la Porte,

Paris, 1809.
DELA0003
£75.00

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Map of North America
A.H. Dufour.

Paris, 1828.
DUFO0002
£98.00

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North America
Vosgien.

France, 1824. Map of North America
VOSG0001
£90.00

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North America 1823
Vosgien.

France, 1823. Despite the date the geography of this map of North America appears to date from the 1780s.
VOSG0002
£90.00

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Map of North America
Anonymous.

French, c.1829. North America.
ANON0014
£60.00

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The US/Canadian Border.
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1832,
SDUK0053
£39.00

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Map of North America
J.G. Barbié du Bocage.

Paris, 1846. Texas is named separately on the map but has been coloured as part of the United States.
BARB0001
£98.00

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Map of America with vignette borders
Victor Levasseur.

Paris, c.1846. North America, with Texas depicted as a republic. A population table lists Texas separately, with a population of 200,000 (against 19 million in the US). The map is surrounded by a highly decorative engraved border, depicting animals, figures and scenes from throughout America, inxluding a steam train, a ship stranded in ice and a bison.
LEVA0008
£200.00

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Miniature Map of Arctic America
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, c.1683. Greenland with Labrador and Baffin's Island.
MALL0085
£98.00

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Chart of Arctic America
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, 1758. Arctic America and the north Pacific. Unlike many contemporary cartographers, Bellin has admitted having only a limited knowledge, leaving blanks and marking mid-Canada as 'All Here is Unknown'.
BELL0127
£195.00

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Inuits of Arctic America
Volkergallerie.

Gernamny, c.1836. Fanciful portraits of Inuit.
VOLK0002
£75.00

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Miniature map of the Bering Straits with Tartary & the American North West
Abraham Ortelius.

Antwerp, 1593. An early map showing the American North West from California to the 'Straits of Anian' (the Bering Straits). It shows the Russian dominions in northern Asia and Japan fills the north Pacific. Published in the 'Epitome'.
ORTM0035
£275.00

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Cook's Voyage through the Bering Straits
Benard.

Paris, c.1785. Captain James Cook's third and final expedition was sent to try to find the North West Passage from the Pacific. The ship sailed though the Bering Straits to be blocked by the icewall. Turning south they sailed to Hawaii where Cook was killed. Published in a French account of Cook's Voyages.
BENA0007
£175.00

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Cook's crew shooting Walruses
Benard.

Paris, c.1785. A scene from Cook's Third Voyage (1776-80), during which he explored north-west America in search of the North West Passage. He ordered nine walruses to be shot for provisions, forcing the crew to eat the meat they regarded as inedible, one of the acts used as evidence that Cook was not acting rationally towards the end of his life. This example was published in a French edition of the official account of the voyage.
BENA0014
£150.00

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