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Two of the Earliest Views of American Cities


Mexico City/ Cusco.. BRAUN, G. & HOGENBERG, F. [Cologne, 1572]
Mexico, Regia Et Celebris Hispaniae... / Cusco, Regni Peru...
10 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition with wide margins.
$2,250


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One of the First, Printed Views of the Incan Capital City


Cusco/ Peru. RAMUSIO, J. G./ GASTALDI, G. [Venice, 1556]
Il Cuscho Citta Principale Della Provincia Del Peru .
11 x 15 inches
Fine condition with a strong impression
$1,850


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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


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"A treasure of all the knowledge and learning relating to the East and West-Indies and the navigation thither" (Muller)
One of the Most Influential, Early Travel Works
The Only Edition with the Highly Important Map of the Arctic by Barentsz


Travel Book / Asia / Arctic. LINSCHOTEN, Jan Huygen van [The Hague, 1599]
Navigatio ac itinerarium Johannis Hugonis Linscotani in orientalem sive Lusitanorum Indiam. .
Folio [30.2 x 19.7 cm]
2 parts 1, (4) ff. (including an engraving on the title page, a full-page author portrait, and a full-page engraving of the arms of the Landgrave of Hesse, the work’s dedicatee), 124 pp., 45 pp. (with an engraving on the title of part 2), (3) pp., with (36) engraved plates (all double-page or folding) and (7) folding engraved maps, woodcut initials. Bound in early speckled calf rebacked using original gold-tooled spine in seven compartments, original gilt title label laid to spine, blind-ruled borders to covers, red sprinkled edges. Minor rubbing to spine, boards and board edges. Ownership inscriptions of the front fly leaf and title page, unidentified armorial book label on verso of title, restored corner loss of first two leaves, full-page armorial plate backed with old paper and misbound as third leaf, minor old repairs to the folds of the Plancius world map, Spice Islands map remargined with some expert restoration to parts of decorative border, restoration to fold of Goa street scene engraving (at p. 30), some creasing and tender folds to Goa plan (p. 34), a few other plates reinforced on verso at an early time, ink stain added to preserve the modesty of a woman of Goa (p. 51), minor damp-staining to a few of the plates, toning to some others, an occasional stain or marginal annotation in the text. Barentsz' polar map and Plancius world map both excellent with dark impressions on thick paper.
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One of the Most Richly Decorative Dutch Maps
Of the Americas


Americas/ Beer Making. HONDIUS, J. [Amsterdam, 1606]
America.
14 3/4 x 19 3/4 inches.
Fine hand color; fine condition with a bold strike.
$7,900


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