Martayan Lan Search






To Order or Inquire:
Telephone:
(800) 423-3741
or (212) 308-0018
Fax: (212) 308-0074
E-mail: info@martayanlan.com

70 East 55th Street, (Heron Tower)
New York, New York 10022


All items guaranteed original and published at the time indicated. We do not deal in reproductions. Certificates of Authenticity available for all purchases.

Table of Contents Next Page


An Exceptional Example of One of the Jewels of Early Cartography


Caribbean. DE BRY, T./ BENZONI, H. [Frankfurt, 1594]
Occidentalis Americae partis, ve, earum Regionum quas Christophorus Columbus . . . .
13 x 17 ¼ inches.
Superb hand color, heightened with gold; top margin extended with reinstatement of small portion of decorative border, few small mends, still a most attractive example.
$11,500


Click Image for Details





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 Engraved ex libris of Thomas Heath, Merchant of Exeter and another of the Western Reserve Historical Society, stamped withdrawn.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


Click Image for Details





Richly Engraved Map South America & the Caribbean
At the Height of Spanish Power


South America/ Southeast U.S./ Gulf of Mexico. . LINSCHOTEN, J. VAN [Amsterdam, 1596]
Delineatio omnium orarum totius Australis partis Americae, . . .
15 x 20 1/4 inches
Fine hand color; sides and bottom remargined with slight loss to left border, else excellent condition.
$11,500


Click Image for Details





The Earliest Full-Size Map of Bermuda


Bermuda. SPEED, J. [London, 1626/ 1676]
A Mapp of the Sommer Ilands once called the Bermudas.
15 ¾ x 21 inches
Fine hand color; light toning along centerfold, also reinforced in upper area of fold, overall very good condition.
$3,500


Click Image for Details





A Mint Example in Original Color


Cuba/ Hispaniola/ Puerto Rico/ Jamaica/ St. Margaret.. MERCATOR, G./ HONDIUS, J. [Amsterdam, 1628]
Cuba Insula...
14 x 19 ½ inches
Superb original color; fine condition.
$2,850


Click Image for Details





Table of Contents Next Page


Back to the Top