Very rare – Juan Ondarza’s large and highly detailed wall map of Bolivia, the first proper survey of the republic and one of the great monuments of the 19th Century cartography of Latin America, published by J.H. Colton in New York; at the centre of an entertaining, yet bizarre, story of intrepid Andean surveying, patriotic pride, financial scandal and…
Brazil (Eastern – Core Regions) – Rio De Janeiro, São Paulo, Minas Gerais, Bahia, Pernambuco / The ‘Brazilian Enlightenment’ Karte Von Ostbrasilien. Carte géographique de la partie orientale de l’empire du Brésil, en quatre feuilles, contenant les Provinces maritimes de Pernambuco jusqu’a Rio de Janeiro, celle de Minas Geraës, et une partie des provinces limitrophes, redigée d’apres leurs propres observations…
A fine example of an important and beautifully produced national atlas of chile, featuring 39 maps predicated upon the best scientific sources, made by Enrique Espinoza, who is credited with revolutionizing the study of geography in Chile, published by the venerable Paris firm of Erhard Frères. Small 4° (27 x 20.5 cm): 2 pp., 39 maps (5 folding;…
A beautifully designed art deco map centred on Zagreb, Croatia, made as an advertisement for a competition, organised by a newspaper Jutranji list (Morning Paper), was drafted by a pioneer of the Croatian graphic design Otto Antonini.
An exceedingly detailed, very large masterplan of Georgetown, then the capital of British Guiana (today Guyana), amazingly defining every property lot, outlining and labeling every major building, depicting all parks and recreational facilities, and delineating every street and alleyway, being one of the most ‘panoptic’ of all West Indian city maps of its era; created by the Directorate of Overseas…
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