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Miniature map of South America
Petrus Bertius.

Amsterdam, c.1602, Latin text edition. Untitled map of South America, engraved by Pieter van den Keere. This is the earliest of two plates used to illustrated the Bertius atlas, without longitude and latitude scales. It was replaced by a new plate by Jodocus Hondius in 1616.
BERT0102
£195.00

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Map of South America
John Walker.

London, 1801. Published in 'Walker's Geography'.
WALK0003
£75.00

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Chart of the Rio de la Plata
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. With Buenos Aires & Montevideo.
BELL0063
£58.00

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Map of Argentina and Chile
John Tallis.

London: John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Decorative map of Chile and Argentina, before the two countries expanded south into Patagonia, with decorative vignettes including a view of the Grand Square of Buenos Ayres.
TALL0063
£98.00

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Chart of the Le Maire Straits
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1760. The Le Maire Straits were discovered in 1616, as the Dutch explorers Jacob Le Maire and Willem Schouten were attempting to find a better route from the Atlantic to the Pacific than the dangerous Magellan Straits. They discovered Cape Horn shortly afterwards.
BELL0132
£75.00

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Benzoni Conquistadors
Girolamo Benzoni.

Frankfurt: Theodore de Bry, c.1596. Spanish conquistadors standing around a pile of treasure brought to them by the locals. On the left one Spaniard has his hand on his sword hilt, about to draw it.
BENZ0003
£150.00

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Benzoni Brazilian cannibals
Benzoni, Girolamo.

Frankfurt: Theodore de Bry, c.1596. A gruesome scene of Brazilian warriors disposing of prisoners, killing, butchering and cooking them.
BENZ0001
£200.00

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De Bry Warring Natives
Theodore de Bry.

Frankfurt: Theodore de Bry, c.1596. Two tribes, naked except for headdresses, fire bows at each other. On the right two Europeans join in with muskets.
DEBR0004
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An early illustration of the Americas
Girolamo Benzoni.

Frankfurt: Theodore de Bry, c.1596. Spanish conquistadors mistreating American indians,.
BENZ0002
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Map of Brazil
Nicolas Sanson.

Paris, c.1692. Brazil, showing the Portuguese administrative divisions on the coastline. Engraved by A. de Winter for the quarto edition of Sanson's atlas.
SANS0045
£140.00

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Map of Brazil
Jan Luyts.

Utrecht, 1705. Map of Brazil, with a garland title cartouche filling the interior.
LUYT0004
£195.00

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The Travels of Jean de Léry to Brazil
Pieter van der Aa.

Leiden, 1707. A map of the environs of Rio de Janeiro, published to illustrate Jean de Léry's account of his experiences in Brazil as a member of the Chevalier de Villegaignon's attempt to colonise Brazil for France. de Léry (1536-1613), a Protestant, joined the expedition expecting religious freedom in the new colony of 'France Antarctique', but religion split the colony, making it easy for the Portuguese to defeat it. The title cartouche features a well-filled gallows, perhaps illustrating the religious strife. Returning to France de Léry published his 'History of a Voyage to the Land of Brazil', which van der Aa included in a collection of important voyages, with this map.
AAAA0018
£290.00

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Map of Brazil
Carey & Lea.

Philadelphia, 1822 or London, 1823. From the 'Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical American Atlas'.
CARE0001
£125.00

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Map of southern Brazil and Uruguay
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1757. Map of Rio Grande so Sul in southern Brazil & Uruguay to the mouth of the Rio de la Plata.
BELL0012
£42.00

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Chilean native costume
Alain Manesson Mallet.

Paris, c.1683. A Chilean couple with their villiage in the background, published in Mallet's 'Description de l'Univers'.
MALL0119
£75.00

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Map of Santiago de Chile
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, c.1756. Plan of Santiago, capital of Chile, before the construction of the Calicanto Bridge began in 1767.
BELL0189
£125.00

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Large, detailed map of Chile
John Pinkerton.

London, Cadell & Davies, 1809. Large and detailed map of Chile, with an inset of Juan Fernandes Island.
PINK0008
£140.00

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17th century map of Columbia
Johannes Jansson.

Amsterdam, c.1647. The north west part of South America, showing Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia and Venezuala as far east as Curaçao.
JANS0014
£350.00

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Map of Colombia and Venezuela
Nicolas Sanson.

Paris, c.1692. North-west South America, engraved by A. de Winter for the quarto edition of Sanson's atlas.
SANS0074
£175.00

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Colombia, with Panama
Thomas Kitchin.

London: Strahan & Cadell, 1795. From the Rev. Dr. Robertson's History of America.
KITC0013
£125.00

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