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Selected Maps

Cartographer: Robert Dudley
Title: : Imperio de Guiana
Date: 1647      Size: 27 x 21 inches
Published: London
Description: Dudley's surveys of the mouths of the Orinoco and Amazon Rivers, and the surrounding coastline. Published in his landmark work “Dell'Arcano del Mare”[Secrets of the Sea] (1645-46), the world’s first maritime atlas on Mercator's Projection. Sold as a pair.
Map Ref: SAM2990
Cartographer: Jan Blaeu
Title: : Venezuela
Date: c. 1650      Size: 19 x 15 inches
Published: Amsterdam
Description: Striking decorative Dutch Golden Age map Venezuela and the Windward Islands. Also marking Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao. German text on verso. Original hand colour.
Map Ref: SAM2451
Cartographer: Jacques-Nicolas Bellin
Title: : Carte des Provinces de Caracas, Comana et Paria
Date: 1757      Size: 12 x 8 inches
Published: Paris
Description: Coloured map of the Northern shore of South America from Venezuela to the Guianas.
Map Ref: SAM2926
Cartographer: John Pinkerton
Title: : The Caracas
Date: 1810      Size: 28 x 20 inches
Published: London
Description: A large and detailed map of Venezuela, Guyana, Suriname, and French Guiana. Mountain ranges are drawn with elegant hachuring, making them appear almost 3-dimensional. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SAM2764
Cartographer: John Thomson
Title: : Caraccas and Guiana
Date: c. 1814      Size: 24 x 20 inches
Published: London
Description: Venezuela and the Guianas in original colour, emphasizing the short lived political borders of the time.
Map Ref: SAM2946
Cartographer: Samuel Augustus Mitchell
Title: : Venezuela, New Grenada & Ecuador
Date: 1846      Size: 15 x 12 inches
Published: Philadelphia
Description: Northwest South America including the modern countries of Colombia, Ecuador and Venezuela. An inset shows a potential canal route through the Ishtmus of Panama between the town of La Chorera and Chagres. Original hand-colour.
Map Ref: SAM3328
Cartographer: John Tallis
Title: : Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and the Guyanas
Date: 1851      Size: 13 x 10 inches
Published: London
Description: Venezuela, New Granada, Ecuador and the Guyanas. Scenic vignettes. Coloured.
Map Ref: SAM3018
Cartographer: Letts & Son
Title: : South America, Brazil, &c.
Date: 1882      Size: 16 x 13 inches
Published: London
Description: Colombia, Venezuela and part of the Amazon. Original printed colour.
Map Ref: SAM2587
Cartographer: Arbuckle Bros
Title: : [Venezuela]
Date: 1889      Size: 5 x 3 inches
Published: New York
Description: Miniature map with large vignette showing baling of Sarsaparilla root. Original printed colour.
Map Ref: SAM2681
Cartographer: R.G.S.
Title: : Sketch map of part of Rio Orinoco and Rio Cuchivero
Date: 1899      Size: 7 x 9 inches
Published: London
Description: Orinoco and Cuchivero rivers, Venezuela. Sketch map from survey by Major Stanley Paterson. Printed colour.
Map Ref: SAM3271