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le Moyne

Floridae Americae Provinciae.... descriptio

Frankfurt, De Bry. 1591

(Burden nr 79; Virga pp46/47; Garret in Map Collector (1979/9); Schwartz/Ehrenberg p 82)

Copperplate engraving, later colour, heightened in gold

36,5x45 cm

Source: Brevis narratio... (de Bry, Grands Voyages, part II)

Jaques le Moyne accompanied Laudonniere on the second voyage of the French Huguenots to establish themselved in Florida (1564). The first expedition was two years earlier (1562). A small group of would be colonists had been left behind at the Charles fortress. Shortly after arrival the Spaniards attacked the new settlement. Le Moyne was among the few French survivors of the attack. On his return to Europe he first arrived in England where he stayed the rest of his life. Theodor de Bry went to London and eventually bought the original le Moyne drawings. The original of the map has since disappeared.

The map is a founding map in the cartography of Florida. It shows water at the northern border, representing Verazzanos concept of a small isthmus between the two oceans. Floridas interior carries the stories the Indians told the new colonists about the interior.

Price: € 10000

Mercator, Gerard

Cuba Insula

1606 - original colour - slightly browned.

Early map of the Caribbean islands Cuba, Hispaniola, Jamaica, S. Ioannis and Margarita, with an inset of the harbour of Havana.

Price: € 1000

Janssonius, J.

America Septentrionalis

(1641) 1653 - 2nd State - Spanish text on verso - later colour - small repair (15cm) of split in the folding, without loss. Clear print on strong paper. (Burden # 245)

All over nice copy of this map, showing California as an island.

Price: € 4500

Janssonius, J.


1653 - later colour - large margins

Excellent copy of this map from the only Spanish edition of Janssonius' atlas.

Price: € 1800

Mortier, Pierre

Carte particuliere de la CAROLINE

Amsterdam, 1700, first state from Suite de Neptune François by Pierre Mortier, originally made by Sanson in 1626


original outline colour

(Burden II, 768; Cumming 121;)

Caroline was only established in 1663, so this is a very early map.

Price: € 2600

Covens & Mortier

Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi


45x60,5cm - original colour - excellent condition

Nice full colour map depicting Louisiana and the course of the Mississipi

Price: € 1800

Covens & Mortier

l'Amerique Septentrionale


48x59cm - original colour - only very slightly browned, else excellent condition

This map was drawn and edited in Amsterdam on the observations of the members of the Royal Academy of Sciences e.a. as depicted by De l'Isle, showing the eastcoast of the Americas from Baffins Bay to the northern coastline of South America.

Price: € 2200

Seutter, M.

Recens Edita Novi Belgii... (New York)

ca. 1730. Second state (Tooley 291).

Full contemporary colour. Inset view of New York. Large cartouche in B/W as issued.

Excellent print.

Price: € 4600

Mortier, Pierre

Golfe de Mexique



original hand colour, without its own cartouche

One part of a wall map of 4 sheets, showing in great detail the Texas coastline and the coast of the northern part of Mexico.

Price: € 3800

Ottens, J.

Mare del Zur

(1675) 1745 - Later colour. (McLaughlin 59-3)

Showing California as an island and the Pacific Ocean from the westcoast of America up to Japan.

Price: € 2500

Marzolla, B.

Nuova California

Napoli, 1851


slight marginal foxing, original outline handcolouring

(Wheat 714)

Based on the original map by H. Ferry with additions by Marzolla. Extensive text in Italian, explaining natural conditions, administration and history of the country.

Early map indicating mineral riches, including gold at the start of the goldrush.

Price: € 800