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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
1 Spectandum Dedit Ortelius Mortalib. Orbem, Orbi Spectandum Galleus Ortelium Frontispiece, Portrait
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $375.00
Closed
   

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This famous portrait of Ortelius, at the age of about 50, was engraved by Philippe Galle and appeared in the Theatrum from 1579 onwards. Few other portraits of the great cartographer have survived. The Latin title translation is, "By looking, Ortelius gave to mortal beings the world, by looking at his face, Galleus gave them Ortelius." The portrait is surrounded in a strapwork and garlan...
2 The Theatre of the Empire of Great Britaine. Presenting an Exact Geography of the Kingdomes of England Scotland and Ireland... Title Page & Frontispiece
John Speed
1676
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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Speed's ornate title page elaborates on the architectural framework used by Abraham Ortelius in the Theatrum with its intricately decorated superstructure of pillars, pedestals, and columns. In the alcove above the title is an indigenous Briton taken from an engraving of a Pict by John White that was first published by Theodor de Bry in 1590. The four other figures in the niches represent...
3 De Bello Belgico Decas Prima Famiani Stradae Rom. Societ. Iesu Title Page, Low Countries
Strada
1636
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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The most famous of all cartographic curiosities is the Leo Belgicus, in which the Low Countries were depicted in the form of a lion. This curious form of cartography is one of the highpoints in the Golden Age of mapmaking. This wonderful, miniature version of the Leo Belgicus is based on the original 1583 Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right with a paw raised and holding a s...
4 [Lot of 5] Mape-Monde Representee en Hemispheres Oriental et Occidental [and] Amerique Septentrionale et Meridionale [and] Afrique [and] Asie [and] L'Europe World & Continents
Jean Jospeh Georges, Abbe d' Expilly
1777
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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Charming matching set of miniature maps. The world map depicts a strange North America with a large sea protruding into the western coastline and no Baja Peninsula. On the Americas map, North America is shown in the more typical format for the period and a small cartouche covers the western coast with a note concerning the discoveries of Admiral de Fuentes. The map of Africa is sparsely detaile...
5 Typus Orbis Universalis World
Sebastian Munster
1550
A
  $2,300.00
Closed
   

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This famous woodblock map is presented on an oval projection surrounded by clouds and wind heads with the title above the map. The continents are shown in rough outline only. North America is shown with the large cleft nearly separating the east coast from the continent, often referred to as the Sea of Verazano. What appears to be a large Northwest Passage stretches towards Asia. South ...
6 Universi Orbis Descriptio World
Magini and Porro
1598
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

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Girolama Porro originally engraved this map for Giovanni Magini's quarto edition of Ptolemy's Geographia in 1596. It is based on Abraham Ortelius' world map on an oval projection. The most notable features are the large landmasses at both poles. Six wind-heads are arranged above and below the map. The map was very popular and subsequently appeared in Lasor a Varea's work more than a cen...
7 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Hondius/Bertius
1616
A
  $475.00
Closed
   

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Charming miniature world map on an oval projection, based on Ortelius. The large, mythical continent of Terra Australis fills the southern portion of the map, incorporating New Guinea. There are just a few place names noted in the map, including Anian, Tolm, Norumbega, Virginia and Florida. The map is similar to the one Bertius supplied for Barent Langenes' Caert-Thresoor ex...
8 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Nicolas Visscher
1663
A
  $2,100.00
Closed
   

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This superb double hemisphere world map is surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. Visscher's decorations were so popular several other cartographers copied them. Two diagrams depicting the Ptolemaic and Copernican theories of the solar system appear within the cusps of the hemispheres. The northwest coast of N...
9 Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita World
Frederick de Wit
1670
B+
  $3,500.00
Closed
   
First State of De Wit's Stunning Double-Hemisphere Map

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This is one of the most attractive double-hemispherical world maps of the late seventeenth century. The corners are filled with images of the seasons, the zodiac, and the elements, all combined within four well-composed vignettes. At top left is a personification of Spring, who also represents Virgo, with the element of Air billowing her robes. The bull of Taurus and the ram of Aries are shown ...
10 [Lot of 3] Planisphere de Turquet / Planisphere de Bertius / Planisphere d Arzael [and] Carte du Monde de Marc Paul / Carte du Monde de Iacques Castaldo / Carte du Monde de Miguel Lopez [and] Globe de Mella / Globe de Posidonius / Globe de Ptolomee World
Allain Manesson Mallet
1684
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This fascinating set of three maps shows how the depictions of the known world have evolved over time, based on the work of various geographers and cartographers.

A. Planisphere de Turquet / Planisphere de Bertius / Planisphere d Arzael
B. Carte du Monde de Marc Paul / Carte du Monde de Iacques Castaldo / Carte du Monde de Miguel Lopez
C. Globe de Mella / Globe de...
11 [Lot of 2 - Untitled Western & Eastern Hemispheres] World
Everard Werner Happel
1687
B+
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare and Striking Pair of Hemispheres with Native Figures

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This is a rare and unusual pair of hemisphere maps engraved by Heinrich Irsinger, an obscure German engraver from Ulm. The Western Hemisphere features California as an island with the coastline of Anian to the northeast of the island. In the South Pacific, New Zealand's western coastline is depicted as well as a group of Polynesian islands. In South America, the mythical Lago d...
12 [Untitled Western and Eastern Hemisphere Pair] [in] Telluris Theoria Sacra, Originem & Mutationes Generales Orbis Nostri... World
Thomas Burnet
1694
B+
  $700.00
Closed
   

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This is an uncommon work by theologian Thomas Burnet, who was the first Englishman to attempt a scientific account of the origin of the earth. His popular and controversial treatise focused upon the breaking up of "the fountains of the great deep" as the cause of the flood, as described in Genesis 7:11, and presents a model of the earth's structure with ample stores of water within subterranean c...
13 Nouvaux Mappemonde ou Globe Terrestre avec des Tables et des Remarques pour Conduire a la Connoissance de la Geographie et de l'Histoire World
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1705
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This bold world map from Chatelain’s monumental, seven-volume atlas combines a wealth of information and geographical observations. The two hemispheres are divided into a grid with a corresponding key to the tables surrounding the map, which identifies the locations of principal cities, mountains, rivers, lakes, islands, and other geographical features. The routes of prominent explorers are traced...
14 The World in Planisphere World
Herman Moll
1709
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This small, double-hemisphere map of the world features a sphere with a North Polar projection in the center of the title banner. Another interesting element is the island of California, with a blank coastline to the north. Speculative cartography also appears in the south Pacific, with only partial outlines of Australia (New Holland) and New Zealand. This map was first published ...
15 Venti da Trafico Genli. e Costeggianti, de' Munsoni, o le Variazioni... World
Herman Moll
1750
A
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This is an Italian edition of Moll's chart that describes the world between about 50° north and south latitude. This includes southern Newfoundland to just north of Tierra del Fuego. The chart shows nearly blank continents with just country names and little else. Its main focus is an extremely detailed view of sea-borne winds. The legend explains the lines and arrows used to delineate the coas...
16 Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre... World
Isaak Brouckner
1755
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon map features an extravagant collection of Northwest Passage theories, including one based on the infamous expedition by Admiral Bartholomew de Fonte. In 1708, a newly discovered account of the Spanish Admiral's 1640 discovery of the passage was published. That account was actually a journalistic hoax, but thereafter the account was changed and elaborated upon by numerous map...
17 Mappe-Monde Geo Spherique ou Nouvelle Carte Ideale du Globe Terrestre pour Servir d'Introduction... World
Jean Lattre
1760
B
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce double-hemisphere map was created by Louis Claude de Vezou, a French geographer, publisher and mapseller, and engraved by Jean Lattre. The focus of the map was to teach basic geography, hydrography, and astronomy, and as such the spheres are surrounded by information. The solar system theories of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, and Descartes are shown at top, with diagrams of solar...
18 Carte Reduite du Globe Terrestre World
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
B+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A boldly engraved copper plate chart of the world on Mercator's projection. North America is shown with a large Mer de l'Ouest with two outlets to the Pacific. The entire region above the Sea of the West is blank with no shoreline, keeping alive the faint hope for a Northwest Passage. A short span of isolated coastline approximately located in the Alexander Archipelago is called <...
19 Scientia Terrarum et Coelorum: or, the Heavens and Earth Astronomically and Geographically Delineated and Display'd... World
Samuel Dunn
1772
B+
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
First State of Dunn & Sayer's Decorative Wall Map of the World & Heavens

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This is one of the most well-known and attractive wall maps from the latter part of the 18th century. The huge double-hemisphere map of the world is surrounded by celestial hemispheres, a chart of the solar system, an inset world map on Mercator's projection, a map of the moon, and a fascinating explanation of the Vicissitude of Seasons (with a great graphic of the sun). The large world m...
20 Planisphere Suivant la Projection de Mercator World
Rigobert Bonne
1780
A
  $60.00
Closed
   

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Attractive copper-engraved map of the world with the direction of ocean currents shown throughout with little arrows. Alaska, here Alaschka, is depicted as a small island and Tasmania is still attached to a truncated Australia.
21 Planisphere Physique ou l'on voit du Pole Septentrional ce que l'on Connoit de Terres et de Mers... World
Buache/Dezauche
1780
B+
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon and unusual thematic map is presented on a North Polar projection and depicts the tracks of several important explorers including Tasman, Halley and Magellan. The color-coding identifies which landmasses drain into the various bodies of water around the world. Inland detail is confined to rivers and major mountain ranges depicted with strong hachures. In North America there is a l...
22 A New General Chart of the World, Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Capn. James Cook in His First, Second and Third Voyages... World
Cook/Hogg
1794
B
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon map of the world on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean and is filled with Captain Cook's routes from all three voyages. A key at bottom right corresponds the various tracks to each voyage. Alaska is shown with a fairly correct shape, and a note to the north indicates that further northward progress was made impossible due to ice extending from continent to conti...
23 A Chart of the World Exhibiting the Track of M. de La Perouse and the Route of M. Lesseps Across the Continent World
Stockdale
1798
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This map of the world on Mercator's projection is centered on the Pacific Ocean and depicts the track of Jean Francois de Galaup, Comte de La Perouse in his scientific navigation around the world. Barthelemy de Lesseps accompanied the voyage as an interpreter, and disembarked from the ship in September 1787 on the Kamchatka Peninsula in order to bring reports of the voyage safely back to Paris. ...
24 World from the Best Authorities World
Anonymous
1800
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This double hemisphere world map features nice detail. Charleston, Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston are the only cities identified in the United States, which is here confined to the east coast. The land to the west of the Mississippi is labeled Louisiana, with New Mexico even farther west. California is named, as is New Albion. New Guinea's coastline is incomplete. The map is s...
25 [Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere [and] Eastern Hemisphere World
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $400.00
Closed
   

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A lovely pair of finely rendered hemispheric maps that are some of the most decorative maps produced in the 19th Century. Both maps were engraved by J. Rapkin and show a circular hemisphere completely surrounded by vignettes drawn by H. Warren, featuring whales, natives, and indigenous animals, with a fancy vine-style border.

The western map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomo...
26 Newsmap for the Armed Forces... [on verso] Your Submarine - Versatile Warship World, World War II
U.S. Gov't Printing Office
1944
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large-format map covers much of eastern and southeastern Asia. It is centered on the Philippines, where the Battle of Leyte had just begun under the direction of General MacArthur. Two additional inset maps provide greater detail of the region around Manilla and the islands surrounding Leyte. The three month Leyte campaign ended with American victory and Japanese forces had to concede thes...
27 [On 4 Sheets] Tabula Itineraria ex Illustri Peutingerorum Bibliotheca'Nobilissimo Viro Marco Velsero... Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $5,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Ortelius' Scarce Peutinger Table

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These four sheets are Ortelius' scarce version of the famous Peutinger Table. These decorative maps, in a sequence of four plates, each with two strip maps, depict the imperial roads and posts within the Roman Empire throughout Europe, North Africa and Asia as far as Toprobana (Sri Lanka). The format distorts the landmasses, but provides an excellent view of the cities and roads, w...
28 Descriptio Orbis Ptolomaica Ancient World
Hondius/Bertius
1618
B
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Miniature map depicting the world known in classical times. The map is in the central section of a large oval frame. It extends as far east as China and Sumatra and as far south as the northern tip of Madagascar. The border is ornamented with strapwork in each corner, with the title across the top and the attribution to Hondius across the bottom. Latin text on verso.
29 Geographia Sacra Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1652
A
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map is based on the nearly identical map of the same title by Ortelius. It depicts the world known to the ancients and is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginata. Inset into the map is a small (4 x 2.5") modern world map on an oval projection. The sheet is decorated with a cartouche flanked by geographers and a scale of miles with two cherubs. The...
30 Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1660
A
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A classic map of the ancient world based on Ortelius. Europe, Asia, and Africa as far south as Madagascar are centered in a wide oval frame. The climatic zones are marked, and ships and sea creatures surround the map. The title is enclosed in a strapwork panel at top, and an elaborate cartouche at the bottom includes the dedication and beautiful coat of arms. This is the uncommon second state ...
31 Aevi Veteris usque ad Annum Salutis Nonagesimum Supra Milles Quadringentos Cogniti Tantum, Typus Geographic Ancient World
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1690
B+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This graphic map of the Old World is dedicated to Jacobo Marcello. The map is based on classical geography, covering Europe, most of Africa and part of Asia. The signs of the zodiac, climatic zones and other types of information form rings around the map, which is then set in a boldly engraved background with the dedication cartouche and the Venetian coat of arms.
32 Aur. Theodosii Macrobii V. Cl. & Inlustris Opera. Accedunt Integrae Isacii Pontani, Joh. Meursii, Jacobi Gronovii Notae & Animadversiones... Ancient World
Ambrosius Aurelius T Macrobius
1694
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is a much later edition of this work, written by Ambrosius Macrobius, and is a commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio. It includes a simplified version of the original woodcut map of the world (2.7 x 2.7") illustrating Cicero's interesting theories. This diagrammatic map shows two regions of equal size and shape in the northern and hemispheres, each containing both a "Temperata" (tem...
33 Geographische Vorstellung eines Globi, Welchen Anno 1492. Herr Martin Behaim... Ancient World
Johann Gabriel Doppelmayr
1730
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map is a copy of the two hemispheres presented on Martin Behaim's 1492 Erdapfel, which is the world's oldest surviving terrestrial globe. It presents a pre-Columbian view of the world with Europe, Africa, and western Asia in one hemisphere, and Eastern Asia in the other. The map is surrounded by explanatory text and decorated by a portrait of Behaim at top.
34 Nieuwe Kaart van het Oostelykste Deel der Weereld, Dienende tot Aanwyzing van de Scheepstogten der Nederlanderen naar Oostindie Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen Eastern Hemisphere
Isaac Tirion
1753
A
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This finely engraved map of the Eastern Hemisphere provides an excellent view of the still evolving cartography of the Far East. The depiction of East Asia includes an extended landmass beyond the Kamchatka Peninsula, as well as the outdated ideas of Kompagnies Land and Land Jeso. The islands of the Philippines and Indonesia are not well shaped, and Australia is a very odd shape th...
35 Map of the European Settlements in the East Indies and on the Eastern Coast of Africa Including Part of Europe Eastern Hemisphere
Thomas Kitchin
1784
B+
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map covers the eastern hemisphere including Asia, Australia, and the majority of Europe and Africa. The oceans are filled with seasonal wind directions as well as the consistent trade winds. The interiors of Africa and Australia are virtually blank, and the southern coastline of Australia is incomplete. An inset at bottom depicts southern India and Sri Lanka. Adorned with a garland-style ...
36 Polus Arcticus cum Vicinis Regionibus North Pole
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $230.00
Closed
   

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This is a reduced version of the second state of Mercator's famous North Pole map. It depicts the region between the pole and the Arctic Circle. This is one of the most intriguing early maps, combining medieval geographic concepts with some of the most advanced cartography of its day. The North Pole is shown as a rocky island surrounded by 'in-drawing seas' between four huge islands. The map s...
37 A Map of the North Pole with All the Territories That Lye Near It, Known to Us &c. According to the Latest Discoveries... North Pole
Herman Moll
1744
A
  $140.00
Closed
   

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This unusual map depicts the North Pole and shows incomplete northern coastlines for North America and Greenland. Novaya Zemlya is correctly shown as an island facilitating a Northeast Passage to Asia. Above the Pole is Parts Unknown, and three compass roses complete the composition. This is the fourth state of the map, which includes a publisher's imprint, two panels of text flanking th...
38 Map of the North Polar Region North Pole
U.S. Hydrographic office
1879
A
  $140.00
Closed
   

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A beautiful example of this circumpolar map that documents all Arctic explorations to date, more uncommon as a segmented and linen-backed edition. The map is segmented into 15 panels and mounted on its original linen. Red overprinting shows routes, locations, and important events of the major Arctic expeditions, from Hudson (1607 to 1610) to about 1880. The latest expedition shown is George S. ...
39 Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les Plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook Southern Hemisphere
Cook/Benard
1775
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This scarce chart is a French edition of Cook's voyage in the southern hemisphere that is drawn in a circular polar-projection. Lists beside the map provide details of discoveries and destinations in the southern hemisphere. The chart includes the routes of other explorers including Tasman, Dampierre, Carteret, Byron, Bougainville, Furneaux and others. The copper-engraved chart shows all of Aus...
40 Globus Coelestis Celestial
Ortelius/Vrients
1609
A
  $325.00
Closed
   

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This, scarce tiny celestial map presents the northern and southern skies with mythological representations of the constellations based on Ptolemy set in a cloud background. After the death of Abraham Ortelius in 1598, some of the last editions of the folio Theatrum Orbis Terrarum were published by Jan Baptist Vrients. He also acquired the plates of Philip Galle and the Arsenius brothers a...
41 Mappa Stellarum Australium quae in Altitudine Poli Borei Graduum... Celestial
1711
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This star chart depicts the stars in the southern sky, centered on the south equatorial pole. The constellations include Argo Navis, Centaur, Lupus, Apus (bird of paradise), Apis (bee), Indus (Native Indian), and Pavo (peacock). The magnitude of the stars is identified in a chart at left. Engraved by Arnold van Westerhout.
42 [Untitled - Wind Rose] Cartographic Miscellany
Giovanni Antonio Magini
1597
A
  $190.00
Closed
   

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An uncommon diagram showing twelve named windheads around a contemporary terrestrial projection of the earth. This was included in Magini's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, first published in 1597. On a full sheet of Latin text measuring 7.7 x 11.2".
43 [Playing Cards] Les Tables de Geographie, Reduites en un Ieu de Cartes Cartographic Miscellany, Playing Cards
Pierre DuVal
1669
A
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare, Uncut Sheet of Playing Cards

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This folio sheet contains a very rare set of 52 playing cards. The title cartouche and dedication includes four tiny continent maps of Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. The map of the Americas is noteworthy for the island of California, a massive landmass in the north Pacific, and the usual configuration of the huge southern continent. Early playing cards often featured a geo...
44 [Puzzle] Dissected Map of the United States Cartographic Miscellany, United States Puzzle Map
McLoughlin Bros.
1887
A
  $130.00
Closed
   

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Terrific Victorian period map puzzle with original box. Complete with all pieces, box, and full color map to aid in assembling the puzzle. Many of these puzzles carry the date 1887 but were published later. This example was published sometime around 1890 or shortly thereafter given that Dakota Territory is now shown divided into the states of North and South Dakota. The original paper label on...
45 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $3,500.00
Closed
   
Ortelius' Influential Map of the New World

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This is one of the most famous maps of America and one that had enormous influence on the future cartography of the New World. Frans Hogenberg engraved this map and it is primarily based on Gerard Mercator's great multi-sheet world map of 1569. The map features an exaggerated breadth of the North American continent, with a lengthy St. Lawrence River reaching across the continent to nearly meet t...
46 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Munster/Petri
1614
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

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This woodcut map of the Americas is based on Abraham Ortelius' classic map of 1570. Its distinguishing features include the huge bulge in the southwest coastline of South America, the extensive western coastline of North America, and the great southern continent, here called Meridies Terra de Fuego. Because of the restrictions inherent in wood block engraving, Petri's map is somewhat more...
47 America Western Hemisphere - America
Hondius/Bertius
1616
A
  $325.00
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An uncommon miniature map of the Americas based on the 1606 map of America by Jodocus Hondius senior, but with the addition of the recent discovery of Hudson Bay. This small map marks the first appearance of Hudson Bay on a continental map, named here as Fretum Hudsonium. North America is shown with a large westward bulge, and the continent is filled with place names. The western coast h...
48 America with Those Known Parts in That Unknowne Worlde Both People and Manner of Buildings Western Hemisphere - America
John Speed
1626
B+
  $3,750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Speed's Popular Carte-a-Figures Map of the Americas

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This English map of the Americas is the earliest folio atlas map to depict California as an island, thus propagating one of the most enduring cartographic myths. It is also significant for its accurate depiction of the coast between Chesapeake and Cape Cod, and early portrayal of the English colonies, Iames Citti (Jamestown) and Plymouth. Boston and Long Island are not shown. The ...
49 Carte de l'Amerique Corrigee, et Augmentee, Dessus Toutes les Aultres cy Devant Western Hemisphere - America
Petrus Bertius
1646
B+
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Scarce Derivative of Hondius' Map of 1618

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Very scarce derivative of Hondius' influential map of 1618. This map was originally drawn by Petrus Bertius in 1624 (the first state of which is now extremely rare). This is the third state with an interesting alteration in North America and the date updated to 1646. The entire west coast has been re-engraved above Baja California with the legend Pays Non Encore Descoverts (land n...
50 Amerique Western Hemisphere - America
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
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Charming miniature map of the Americas. California is shown as an island and the D. d'Anien separates California from a huge Terre de Iesso, with a D. de Iesso separating Iesso from Asia. The Spanish colony of St. Fe is identified, Quebec is shown as the capital of the French possessions and St. Augustine is shown in Florida. N. Suede is incorrectly sho...
51 Der Neuen Welt Begriff Bestehende in 2 Haubt Theilen als Nord America und Sud America, Warinnen der Erste Meridian nach Hollandischer art Gezogen Western Hemisphere - America
Stridbeck/Bodenehr
1700
B+
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Attractive small map of the Americas surrounded by medallion portraits of famous explorers. The map features the Island of California (based on Sanson) and shows the northwest coastline of North America extending well north, and bending northeast of California. Hudson Bay is delineated but there is no waterway to the west of that bay, and there is a single, open-ended lake in the Great La...
52 Carte d'Amerique, Dressee pour l'Usage du Roy Western Hemisphere - America
Delisle/Buache
1745
A
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Guillaume Delisle's map of the Americas [1722] was one of the most popular maps of the 18th century with numerous editions. This is an unchanged reissue of the 1722 plate with Buache's imprint added at bottom right. This detailed map of the Americas provides a great deal of information about the state of geographic knowledge in the New World in the early part of the century. The French territor...
53 Tab: Geogr: Americae ad Emendatiora quae Adhuc Prodierunt Exempla... Western Hemisphere - America
Leonhard von Euler
1753
B+
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This attractive map of the Americas extends to show parts of Africa and Europe and includes a large title cartouche in the South Pacific. In North America an elaborate system of rivers and lakes, including Lacus Ouinipigon, appear to make way for a Northwest Passage. The northern portion of California is labeled Nova Albion and farther north is the mythical land of Quivir...
54 America Divided into North and South with Their Several Subdivisions annd the Newest Discoveries Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B+
  $200.00
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This map of the Americas shows the United States confined to east of the Mississippi River with Florida and much of the rest of the country shown under Spanish control. A colored key identifies the colonial possessions of the English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch. The area of Texas is labeled New Mexico and both Taos and Sante Fe are located. The Northwest is largely blank but two dif...
55 Carte Generale de l'Amerique Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats Western Hemisphere - America
Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
1822
B+
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This is a scarce issue of Delamarche's map of North and South America that includes a column of text describing the physical features of the continents. In North America, Alaska (Amerique Russe) is shown in a rudimentary shape. In the Pacific Northwest, the United States juts into present-day Canada, but the coastal region down to the Columbia River is shown to be a part of British Americ...
56 Amerika Historisch, Physisch und Politisch vom Jahr 1828 Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Velten
1828
A
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An interesting and unusual copper engraved map on a large sheet with related German text at left and right. Each country's size and population are prominently shown in banners, and there are numerous useful notations throughout. The explorations of Columbus, Picarro, Lewis and Clark are noted in red and yellow outline color. Published in Historisch Genealogisch Geographischer Atlas von Le Sa...
57 [Lot of 2] North America [and] South America Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1850
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A. North America. This is an uncommon issue of this decorative steel engraved map that features Texas shown with an enlarged panhandle that extends into New Mexico and Colorado. The boundary between Canada and the United States reflects British claims in the Oregon Territory with a line fixing the boundary south of the Columbia River. Mexico is still in control of California and the Sout...
58 Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson... Colonial North America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1669
B
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Important Map for Great Lakes Collectors

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Handsome and important map by Guillaume Sanson, who in partnership with Pierre Mariette, based this map on his father's scarce 1666 wall-map of North America. This depiction replaced Nicolas Sanson's landmark map of 1650 in this atlas. Cartographically it is an amalgam of Sanson's maps of "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France" and "Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride." The Arctic bears the confused cart...
59 America Settentrional di N. Sanson di Abbeville Geografo del Re Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1690
A
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This is an uncommon, re-engraved Italian version of Nicolas Sanson's last map of North America (1666). It presents California as an island with an indented northern coastline, which is labeled Nuovo Albion. The Great Lakes cover most of Nuova Francia and are open-ended in the west. The R. di Nort flows westward from a large lake in Le Apaches country, and empt...
60 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties, ou sont Distingues les uns des Autres les Estats... Colonial North America
Sanson/Mortier
1696
A
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Two-Sheet Map Showing the Island of California

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This beautiful map of the Americas shows California as an island in the style of the second Sanson model (1656) with the indented northern coastline. A small peninsula Agubela de Gato is the only part of the Pacific coastline shown north of California. A strip of Terre de Iesso ou Ieco is shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. Santa Fe is shown along ...
61 America Borealis Colonial North America
Scherer
1699
A
  $950.00
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Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent of Catholic influence in the New World. The richly engraved map shows the island of California after the Sanson model with a large mountain range. The Great Lakes are prominently depicted and the Mississippi River originates in two large lakes in present-day Canada and empties into the Sinus...
62 Repraesentatio Americae Borealis Cuius Provinciae Vera Fide Illuminatae Umbram non Habent, Reliquae Umbris Immersae Sunt Colonial North America
Scherer
1702
B+
  $600.00
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This is one of the most graphic and beautifully engraved maps in Scherer's series of North American maps. California is depicted as an island with a nearly flat northern coast and only two place names in the south. The map is engraved with various shading to show the areas converted to Christianity, those exposed to the gospel, and those still unenlightened. Lighter shades denote where m...
63 A New Map of North America Shewing Its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains &c. Colonial North America
Edward Wells
1704
B+
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This handsome map features the island of California, which is labeled New Albion discovered by Sir Francis Drake anno 1577. The general outline of the continent follows Father Louis Hennepin's cartography, and the discoveries in the Mississippi Valley are attributed to him. However, the map makes use of fresh sources, especially in the region under English control. Several English ...
64 Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences et des Meilleurs Geographes... Colonial North America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $300.00
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This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. T...
65 L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Colonial North America
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
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This is Pierre Mortier's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Cape Mendocino is the farthest northern point in California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli, with French fort...
66 [Lot of 2] Map of the European Settlements in North America [and] Map of the European Settlements in the West Indies North America
Thomas Kitchin
1784
B+
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A nice pair of maps issued in Abbe Raynal's A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. Each map is adorned with a garland-style title cartouche and two distance scales.

A. Map of the European Settlements in North America (9.5 x 12.6"). This map covers the eastern part of North America from Greenland to ...
67 North America North America
1790
A
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This charming miniature map was created by Reverend Richard Turner and published in his duodecimo geographical textbook in a number of editions in London between 1780-1819. This simple map shows the United States confined east of the Mississippi River, with the entire west labeled Mexico or New Spain. The northwest is indicated as "Parts Unknown." The Great Lakes are given a very rudimen...
68 North America, with the Boundaries of the Thirteen United States, as Settled by the Treaty of 1783 North America
John Payne
1791
A
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This scarce map was issued in volume two of John Payne's Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System; Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America... It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River, with the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretching from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The lands to the west of the Mi...
69 [Lot of 4] A New Map of North America from the Latest and Best Authorities [and] A New Map of Upper & Lower Canada [and] A New Map of Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Cape Breton [and] A Map of Newfoundland North America
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1794
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These four maps were published in the 1794 London edition (Stockdale) of Morse’s The American Geography, containing 25 maps. It was the first detailed compilation of maps focusing on the individual states and territories of the United States. It predates Scott’s United States Gazetteer, Guthrie’s Geography and Mathew Carey’s American Atlas, all published in 1795.
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70 Amerique Septentrionale North America
Jean Baptiste Poirson
1809
B+
  $1,200.00
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One of the Most Advanced, Pre-Lewis & Clark Maps of the Western Interior

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This crisply engraved and significant map was issued just two years before the official report of the Lewis & Clark expedition. According to James Walker's thorough "Cartographic First Fruits of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (see references), Poirson's map of North America is "the most advanced of the pre-1814 maps depicting the western interior." It is one of the early few to locate where Lew...
71 North America North America
Anonymous
1810
B+
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Finely engraved and detailed map showing numerous place names, topography, Indian tribes and more. A note along the Arctic Circle locates the discoveries of McKenzie and Hearne in the late 18th century. In the northern part of a large Louisiana Territory is a note locating the "Villages of the Tall Indians and Manders". The Stony Mountains stretch in nearly a straight line from the Arcti...
72 Amerique du Nord North America
Dufour/Andriveau-Goujon
1840
B+
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This handsome elephant folio map of North America extends to include Central America and the West Indies. It is based largely on Brue's map of 1834 with some of the best western cartography of the period. Texas is shown as a Republic in a squashed configuration, with many of the early towns, forts and settlements depicted. Mexico is still in control of California and the present-day Sout...
73 Amerique Septentrionale North America, Texas
Victor Levasseur
1843
A
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This richly engraved map of North America shows the United States' claims into present-day Canada reflecting the Oregon boundary dispute. The Republic of Texas is shown, and Mexico's northern border is drawn according to the Treaty of 1819 (here misprinted as 1810). Russia is in control of Alaska. The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America in...
74 A Map of North America, Denoting the Boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the Locations of the Various Indian Tribes North America
Religious Society of Friends
1844
B+
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This map illustrates the status of Indian nations in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. It was issued in Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania (not included), which was published by the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers as they are more com...
75 Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison North America
Smithsonian Institute
1889
B+
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This map poignantly illustrates one of the most tragic episodes in American history; the extermination of the buffalo as a means to control the Native American population. The area once inhabited by buffalo is outlined in red with green and blue regions describing the systematic destruction of these herds. When this map was published in 1889, barely 800 bison were known to exist. This is the hi...
76 Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico North America
John Wesley Powell
1890
B+
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This colorful and useful map helps to understand the possible early linguistic relationships of the various Native American Tribes. This is the first edition and the basis for a similar map that appeared later in the 11th Census of the United States. A small map of the Aleutian Islands is inset at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled u...
77 Pas Kaart van West Indien Behelsende soo Deszelffs Vaste Kusten als d'Onder Behoorende Eylanden aan de Noord Oceaan... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Johannes van Keulen
1687
A
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Decorative Chart of the Western Atlantic Coast

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This superb chart depicts the coastline of the western Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil to Labrador, Canada. Detail is confined to the coastlines, which are filled with place names, including Charleston, Manhattans Eyl., Plymouth, Boston, Salem, and Quebec. The St. Lawrence River is labeled Le Grand Rivier de Canada. The Caribbean islands are well define...
78 Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & Terres que les Anglois Possedent dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, et en Particulier de la Jamaique... Colonial Eastern North America, Caribbean & Bermuda
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
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A very interesting folio sheet containing seven maps inset into panels of French text. The largest map, Carte de la Jamaique Nouvelle... (9 x 5.7"), shows the island in great detail and includes a large inset of the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies. The other maps illustrate Barbados, Bermuda, and the British colonies in North America (in four regional maps, including Chatelain's only map t...
79 Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America, to Illustrate the History of California, Oregon, and the Other Countries on the North-west Coast of America Western North America, Texas
Robert Greenhow
1844
B
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Features the Republic of Texas with Washington as Capital

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This copper engraved map shows the western part of North America, extending to Acapulco in the south and Alaska to the north including the Bering Strait and a small portion of Russian Asia. The Sandwich Islands are at lower left. Canada is named British America with the region west and south of Hudson Bay called Hudson's Bay Company's Territories. The Red River Settlements ...
80 A Chart of the Discoveries & Route of the Northern Land Expedition, Under the Command of Captain Franklin, R.N. in the Years 1820 & 21... Northern Canada
Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin
1823
B+
  $120.00
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This detailed chart depicts Franklin's outgoing route from Great Slave Lake to Point Lake, and then up the Coppermine River to the Arctic Sea. His return trip would take him along the "gravelly beach" to the George IV Coronation Sound, and finally down the Hood River where his party wintered at Fort Enterprise. The map is filled with interesting notations including "Frequented by large herds of ...
81 Quebek, de Hoofdstad van Kanada; aan de Rivier van St. Laurens... Quebec City, Canada
Isaac Tirion
1759
A
  $210.00
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This handsome map vividly illustrates the English siege and attack on Quebec that resulted in the city's capture and ultimately the end of the French and Indian War. Tirion closely copied these details from a similar plan by Thomas Jefferys. The naval and army positions are graphically depicted and keyed to a table at upper right. There is a small inset of "De Rivier boven Quebek" at upp...
82 British Possessions in North America Northern United States & Canada
Aaron Arrowsmith
1809
A
  $130.00
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This intriguing map shows the United States from North Carolina on up and extends north through Canada to Baffin Bay. There is good topographical detail, and important cities and various Indian tribes are identified. What is most notable here is the depiction of the networks of rivers, lakes, and bays of the region. Notations throughout provide interesting details of the continent's frontiers, ...
83 A New Map of the English Empire in America viz Virginia New York Maryland New Iarsey Carolina New England Pennsylvania Newfoundland New France &c Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
John Senex
1719
B+
  $1,800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Map of the American Colonies

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This is a very important and scarce map of the eastern part of North America with interesting geographical misconceptions. One of the most prominent features is the trident-shaped mountain range extending from Michigan to Florida. In the area of the Carolinas, the mountain range extends west nearly to the Mississippi River, and northeast into the Appalachian mountains.

The map closely f...
84 Carte de la Nouvelle France, ou se voit le Cours des Grandes Rivieres de S. Laurens & de Mississipi Aujour d'hui S. Louis, aux Environs des Quelles se Trouvent les Etats, Pais, Nations, Peuples &c... Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
De Fer/Ottens
1745
B+
  $1,400.00
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Reduced Version of De Fer's Influential Map of French Possessions in North America

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Derived from Nicholas de Fer's important four-sheet map of 1718, this is the most informative map of the French possessions in North America in the early 18th century. It was issued to promote the recently established Compagnie Francoise Occident, which was formed to fund the debt of Louis XIV and offered inducements to encourage settlement in Louisiana. Louisiana and the Mississippi Valley are ...
85 A New Map of the British Dominions in North America; with the Limits of the Governments Annexed Thereto by the Late Treaty of Peace, and Settled by Proclamation, October 7th 1763 Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Thomas Kitchin
1763
B+
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This very historical map illustrates the British colonies after the Treaty of Paris and at the conclusion of the French and Indian War in America. The treaty ended French colonial ambitions in North America with minor exceptions. As a result, Spain ceded East and West Florida to Great Britain, France relinquished the title to the Louisiana Territory to Spain, and the Mississippi Ri...
86 Carte des Possessions Angloises dans l'Amerique Septentrionale pour Servir d'Intelligence a la Guerre Presente Traduite de l Angloise Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
J. Leopold Imbert
1777
B+
  $1,100.00
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First Edition of Important Revolutionary War Map

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This is the first edition of Imbert's important Revolutionary War map of the British North American colonies. As the title states, the map was prepared to aid the French in better understanding the theater of war, and was published shortly before France formally allied with the Americans against the British. The map extends just west of the Mississippi River and includes information on th...
87 British Dominions in America, Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities [with related text] Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Thomas Kitchin
1782
B
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This handsome colonial period map covers the area east of the Mississippi River and from James Bay to the Gulf of Mexico. It shows the provinces and colonies, towns and cities, Indian villages and tribal territory, forts, and other points of interest. The British Colonies extend to the Mississippi River and include the Canadian Province of Quebec, Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland; thus rel...
88 Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale, Depuis la Baye d'Hudson Jusqu'au Mississipi: pour Servir aux Essais Historiques et Politiques... Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
1782
A
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This rare map was published in Michel Rene Hilliard d'Auberteuil's Essais Historiques et Politiques sur les Anglo-Americans. It covers the region from Nova Scotia to Florida and was issued just prior to the Treaty of Paris (1783). Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia all extend to the Mississippi River. Florida is divided between East & West, with the southern portion rep...
89 Map of the United States in North America: with the British, French and Spanish Dominions Adjoining, According to the Treaty of 1783 Eastern United States & Canada
Thomas Kitchin
1783
B
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One of the Earliest English-Produced Maps to Acknowledge the United States

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This is one of the earliest English-produced maps to officially acknowledge the United States. It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River. The states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretch from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The map is filled with information on early settlements, forts, Indian villages and fishing banks. The t...
90 Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Divises en 13 Provinces avec leurs Limites, Suivant le Traite de Paix Fait le 20 Janvier 1783 Eastern United States & Canada
Charles Francois Delamarche
1790
A
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An attractive map of the young United States issued shortly after the Treaty of Paris. Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia now extend to the Mississippi River, with numerous Indian tribes and several forts named and located in the interior. Florida is divided into East & West, with the southern tip of the peninsula represented by a few islands. Decorated by a simple block-styl...
91 A Correct Chart of the East Coast of North America Eastern United States & Canada
Rev. John Malham
1796
B+
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This handsome chart traces the coast of the young United States north to Canada. Although no borders are shown, a majority of the early states are named, including Vermont and Kentucke, the latest additions to the nation at the time of publication. Numerous towns and major cities, Indian tribes, harbors, sounds, banks, and more are located. The name Indiana appears despite the fact that ...
92 America Eastern United States & Canada, Franklinia
1805
B
  $850.00
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Unique Map Depicting Both Franklinia and Morgania

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This fascinating map of the Eastern United States and Canada features the short-lived states of Franklinia in eastern Tennessee (here labeled Tennassee) as well as Morgania in present-day Missouri. The latter was named after George Morgan, a land speculator, who attempted to create a new colony in the then Spanish controlled Louisiana Territory near New Madrid (Morgan gave up...
93 Carte du Canada ou de la Nouvelle France, & des Decouvertes qui y ont ete Faites, Dressee sur les Observations les Plus Nouvelles, & sur Divers Memoires tant Manuscrits qu' Imprimez Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

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This richly detailed map, copied from Delisle, provides the most accurate rendering of the Great Lakes of the time, with the lakes fully enclosed and properly placed in longitude and latitude. The map is largely based on the reports of Lahontan, Louis Hennepin, Jean Franquelin and Louis Jolliet. It depicts the Riviere Longue stretching westward with a notation concerning the possibility o...
94 Carte Particuliere du Fleuve Saint Louis. Dressee sur les Lieux avec les Noms des Sauvages du Pais... Colonial Northeastern United States & Canada, Great Lakes
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $500.00
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This fascinating and oddly inaccurate map of the Great Lakes is a derivative of Lahontan's Carte Generale de Canada. Despite the fact that earlier maps had been published with more accurate geographical depictions of the region, Lahontan appears to have used outdated models coupled with his own imagination. The general shape and position of the Great Lakes is distorted, and the representa...
95 L'Isle de Terre-Neuve l'Acadie, ou la Nouvelle Ecosse, l'Isle St. Jean et la Partie Orientale du Canada Northeastern United States & Canada
Rigobert Bonne
1783
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Copper engraved map of the Maritimes as far west as Lake Ontario, as well as New England and the Atlantic coast to Philadelphia. The map is detailed to show the provinces, towns, forts, harbors, Indian tribes, and the fishing banks in the North Atlantic. According to Kershaw, this is an anonymous derivative of Bonne's map.
96 [Lot of 5 - Niagara Falls] New York, Canada, Niagara Falls
1798-1928
  $200.00
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A. An Eye Sketch of the Falls of Niagara, by John Stockdale, dated 1798, black & white (9.0 x 6.5"). An uncommon little map of Niagara Falls showing Horseshoe and Schlosser Falls. Inset with a map of the border region that surrounds the falls from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie. Condition: Clean, bright, and fine. (A+)

B. The Straits of Niagara. Engraved for Darby's Tour, by ...
97 The Travellers' Own Book, to Saratoga Springs, Niagara Falls and Canada, Containing Routes, Distances, Conveyances, Expenses, Use of Mineral Waters, Baths, Description of Scenery, Etc... New York, Canada
1842
B
  $100.00
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This is the third edition of Samuel De Veaux's travel guide covering popular tourist destinations in Saratoga Springs, Niagara Falls, and Canada. Opposite the title page is Map of Niagara Falls and Adjoining Shores (6.5 x 9.8"), which is surrounded by "directions to hasty travellers," keys to sites of interest on both the Canadian and American side, and distances between various locations....
98 Limes Occidentis Quivira et Anian Alaska & Western Canada
Cornelis Wytfliet
1597
B+
  $1,300.00
Closed
   
Early and Imaginary Map of Alaska and the Northwest Passage

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This early copper plate engraving depicts the northwestern coast of North America and is generally considered the first map of Alaska, even though it is mostly an imaginary depiction. The general shape of the map is based on Gerard Mercator's world map of 1569. The mythical realms of Anian, Quivera and Tolm fill the interior and numerous place names are shown along the coastline. ...
99 United States United States
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1823
A
  $650.00
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This rare map of the United States shows early territorial configurations in the middle of the country. The newly formed state of Missouri is shown, with Arkansas Territory to the south, and a huge Oregon Territory encompassing most of the Midwest and Pacific Northwest. Texas and the Southwest are still part of Mexico, and the border between the United States and British Columbia is left unmarke...
100 [Lot of 3] United States [and] United States of America [and] Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-America und Mexico United States, Texas, Deseret
1836-50
  $180.00
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A nice set of maps showing the progression of the United States in the early to mid 19th century including:

A. United States, by Fisher Son & Co., dated 1836 (9.7 x 8.0"). Despite the publication date, this map presents cartography consistent with circa 1815 as it depicts both Mississippi Territory and Illinois Territory. A large Missouri Territory occupies the lands to the west...
101 [Lot of 2] Stati Uniti dell' America Settentrionale [and] United States North America United States
1854-58
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. Stati Uniti dell' America Settentrionale, by G. Civelli, from Atlante Geografico, circa 1854 (15.1 x 11.8"). A scarce Italian produced map of the United States during a time of very interesting territorial borders. Here Minnesota includes most of present day North and South Dakota. Nebraska and Kansas Territories fill the entire plains region with Nebraska extending all the way...
102 Monk's New American Map, Exhibiting the Larger Portion of North America United States
Jacob Monk
1856
A
  $1,100.00
Closed
   
Attractive Wall Map Featuring the Gold Region of California

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This majestic wall map was published just as the country was beginning to expand fully to the Pacific following the land gains after the Mexican War. The gold region in California is well detailed and filled with cities and roads. Names scores of towns and mining areas including Auburn, Coloma, Placerville, etc. The middle of the country is occupied by Kansas Territory and Nebraska Territory, w...
103 Colton's Map of the United States of America United States
G. W. & C.B. Colton
1866
B
  $600.00
Closed
   
Scarce Issue - Only 2 Sales Records Located in the Last 30 Years

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This is a great large-format map of the United States with evolving western territorial boundaries. A large Dakota Territory appears to include an unnamed Wyoming and eastern edge of present-day Idaho, although a boundary line has been drawn in separating the two. Wyoming Territory was not formally established until 1868, or two years after the publication of this map. Also of note is Ne...
104 [Map in Book] Map of the United States and Territories, Showing the Extent of Public Surveys and Other Details... [in] Report of the Commissioner of General Land Office, for the Year 1867 United States
General Land Office
1867
B+
  $240.00
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This is one of the more remarkable maps produced by the General Land Office. It shows the extent of the Public Surveys just after the Civil War and includes many features of great interest. Most significant are the gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits that are color-coded to mark their location. The sites of army forts and posts provide an excellent view of the undeveloped territori...
105 The Great Railroad Routes to the Pacific, and Their Connections [in] The Policy of Extending Government Aid to Additional Railroads to the Pacific... United States
Joseph Gorlinski
1869
B+
  $180.00
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A terrific railroad map that is most notable in its depiction of the Golden Spike area in Utah: the entire track is shown completed except for 50 miles between Weber Canyon and Fort Bridger! As far as we know this is the only railroad map with this unique depiction. It was published just days before the completion of this historic railway. Scores of railroads are located throughout the ...
106 [On 6 Sheets] Die Vereinigte Staaten von Nord-Amerika in 6 Blattern United States
Petermann
1873
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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An attractive six-sheet map of the United States with incredible detail throughout. Filled with place names, watersheds and mountains precisely delineated in hachure. Details include the recently completed Pacific Railroad, the newly created Yellowstone National Park, and numerous routes and trails identified in the West. Engraved on steel with fancy titling and keyboard-style borders. If join...
107 Geological Map of the United States Compiled by C.H. Hitchcock and W. P. Blake from Sources Mentioned in the Text United States
Charles Henry Hitchcock
1874
B+
  $120.00
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This large and very colorful thematic map is the third edition of a map first issued in 1872. The map identifies forts, watershed, major towns and more. The legend at lower left provides an explanatory key to the colors used to indicate nine distinct geological types, e.g. Eozoic, Cambrian, Devonian, Triassic, Cretaceous, Tertiary, Volcanics, etc. The carefully drawn map shows good geographical...
108 [Lot of 10] Map of the United States of America, Showing the Boundaries of the Union and Confederate Geographical Divisions and Departments Plates CLXII - CLXXI United States, Civil War
U.S. War Department
1891-95
A
  $600.00
Closed
   
An Attractive Set Showing the Progression of the Civil War

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This is an interesting and historical set of Civil War maps. The first map is dated Dec. 31, 1860 and shows South Carolina as the only state that has seceded from the United States. Each of the following maps reflects changes every six months in Department Boundaries, status of the Confederate States, territorial boundary changes, and notations regarding the operations of Union Army force...
109 Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States... United States
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
1899
A
  $325.00
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This large map of the United States focuses on the many Indian Reservations in the United States as of 1899. The reservations are named and shown in orange overprinting. The map also shows military stations, towns and villages, railroads, Indian agencies, and schools. Includes insets of reservations in California and Indian Territory at bottom. Compiled under the direction of W.A. Jones, Commi...
110 [Lot of 34 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps] United States
USDA
1906
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Features Maps of Niagara Falls and Oklahoma City

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Housed in a maroon cloth case with gilt tilting on spine, this nearly complete set contains 34 of 35 large folding maps from the 8th Report of the Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils, under the direction of Milton Whitney (missing sheet #7 - New Hanover, NC). Each of the maps has a legend identifying the various soil profiles which are overlaid on base maps provided by the Geological S...
111 [Lot of 47] [46 Rand McNally Standard Indexed Map with Air Trails] [and] Advance Copy Air Trails Map of Illinois United States
Rand McNally& Co.
1929-30
A
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
Rare Rand McNally "Air Trails" Pocket Maps

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This is a very rare, nearly complete set of state "Air Trails" pocket maps, with only the Florida map missing (Maryland and Delaware maps are combined). This set is enhanced with the addition of a scarce Advance Copy Air Trails Map of Illinois with text that describes in detail the purpose and construction of the Air Trails maps. According to the verso of the advance map, it was the "resu...
112 [On 4 Sheets] Geologic Map of the United States United States
U.S.G.S
1932
A
  $600.00
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This incredibly detailed, geologic map of the United States was compiled by George W. Stose, assisted by O. A. Ljungstedt, and issued on four sheets. Although the U.S.G.S. published a geologic map of North America with the cooperation of Canada and Mexico in 1911, this geologic map of the United States was the first published of the country proper since McGee’s Reconnoissance Map of the United...
113 Bill Whiffletree's Bootleggers' Map of the United States United States
1944
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
McCandlish's Humorous Prohibition Map

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This unique wall map spoofing prohibition was created by Edward McCandlish and first published in the Washington Post in 1926. McCandlish was a prominent illustrator for the children's page in many newspapers in the 1920's and 1930's, making this parody a radical departure. The Bootleggers' Map was a hit early on, and the Griswold Press (Detroit) issued a second version in the late 1920s. The m...
114 Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires Entr'autres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire Colonial Eastern United States, Louisiana Territory
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
  $1,600.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Delisle's Influential Map of the Louisiana Territory

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This is a later edition of Delisle's influential map of the French possession of Louisiana that drew together the cartographic work of the previous half century and had a tremendous impact on the history of cartography. When originally published in 1718, it was the first detailed map of the Gulf region and the Mississippi, and the first to show the explorations of De Soto, Cavelier, Tonty, Moscos...
115 Karte von Luisiana, dem Laufe des Mississipi und den Benachbarten Laendern Colonial Eastern United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1744
A
  $400.00
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Scarce German Issue of Bellin's Louisiana Map

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This is a scarce German issue of Bellin's map of Louisiana originally published in Charlevoix's Histoire. This finely engraved map covers the region from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico over to the Rocky Mountains and Santa Fe. The information in the west includes the road from Mexico City to Santa Fe and the routes of St. Denis and De Soto though Texas. The map shows strategic for...
116 Carta della Florida, Luigiana e Laghi del Canada Eastern United States
Anonymous
1787
A
  $170.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This unusual and uncommon Italian map shows the eastern United States and the Great Lakes. Many rivers, forts, and Indian lands are shown, as are a handful of towns and cities, including Filadelfia, New York, and Savanah. The Appalachian Mountains are prominent and seem to serve as the boundary between the United States (Provincie Unite) and western lands. An oversized Flor...
117 [Lot of 2] The United States of America, Drawn from the Latest Authorities [and] States of America, from the Best Authorities Eastern United States
1790-95
  $180.00
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A nice pair of maps showing the early United States with its western limits along the Mississippi River. The first map shows the original thirteen states to the east of the Alleghenies with Indian tribes occupying the lands to the west. The second map adds the new states of Vermont (1791) and Kentucky (1792), with Tennessee also identified in the rapidly evolving western frontier. The fictitiou...
118 Carte des Etats du Centre, de l'Ouest et du Sud des Etats-Unis Eastern United States
Francois A. Michaux
1804
B+
  $190.00
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A detailed map of the early United States with Georgia Territory extending from the coast to the Mississippi River, and the early states of Kentucky and Tennessee. Filled with interesting locations including the company lands of Illinois and Jersey, Yazoo Towns, L. Kickapoo-Town and more. The forts, native villages, and frontier settlements are noted including St. Louis, New Madrid, Naches and...
119 Map of the United States Including Louisiana Eastern United States
1810
B
  $375.00
Closed
   
Features a Few Unusual Cartographic Anomalies

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This is the largest of five maps included in Christian Schultz's Travels on an Inland Voyage Through the States of New-York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee.... The book (not included) describes Schultz's inland journey from New York state to New Orleans via the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, and is notable for giving an accurate and detailed account of the frontier. Ho...
120 United States of America Eastern United States
1812
B+
  $75.00
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This handsome early map of the United States was published right before Louisiana became a state. As it appears here, Louisiana is a large territory to the west of the Mississippi with no place names. New Spain is located at the far southwestern corner of the map. Florida is still divided into eastern and western sections. The map identifies 16 states, but Ohio is curiously not named. ...
121 The United States of America [bound in] An Elementary Treatise on Mineralogy and Geology, Being an Introduction to the Study of These Sciences... Eastern United States
Cummings & Hilliard
1816
B
  $400.00
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This is the first edition, and the second American work on mineralogy by Parker Cleaveland. Included at the rear of the volume is an early geological map of the eastern United States. The map extends from the eastern seaboard to Louisiana, and uses hand coloring to depict five or six geologic classifications. The map is surprisingly not listed in Marcou, but it appears to be very similar to Wil...
122 Map of the United States of North America Compiled from the Latest and Most Authentic Information Eastern United States
David H. Vance
1825
B
  $4,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
First Edition of Vance's Scarce, Large Map of the United States

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This scarce, first edition map depicts the eastern United States to approximately the 101st meridian, or just west of the present-day Texas panhandle/Oklahoma border. It was drawn by David H. Vance, engraved by J.H. Young, and published by Anthony Finley in Philadelphia. The map shows a large Arkansas Territory that incorporates present-day Oklahoma, and North West Territory consists of Eastern ...
123 Mitchell's Travellers Guide Through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes &c. Eastern United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1834
B
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This pocket map shows the United States west to the Mississippi River and a little beyond to include a small portion of Missouri Territory. The map is very detailed and features nine insets; namely the Vicinity of Philadelphia, Washington, Charleston, Boston, New York, Cincinnati, Albany, New Orleans plus the Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara. The labyrinth of canals and early roads are cl...
124 Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America. Together with Maps of the Vicinities of Thirty-Two of the Principal Cities and Towns in the Union Eastern United States
Mitchell/Young
1843
B
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a very nice wall map that was drawn by J.H. Young and engraved by J.H. Brightly. It extends into the eastern part of the Independent Republic of Texas and the large Indian Territory. On this early edition, Minnesota is not named. West of Wisconsin is the huge Iowa Territory, which is filled with Indian tribes including the Dacotah, Sioux, and Pottawatomies. Within the map is an ...
125 Map of the United States Exhibiting Its Principal Canals & Rail Roads [in] A Universal Pronouncing Gazetteer... Eastern United States
James H. Young
1846
B
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This detailed map of the eastern United States folds into Thomas Baldwin's A Universal Pronouncing Gazetteer.... The map extends as far west as Ft. Leavenworth, with a small sliver of Texas appearing at bottom. It names several towns and cities and locates canals and railroads (both completed and in progress). Indian tribes are identified throughout, with an unnamed portion of present-da...
126 United States Eastern United States
John Tallis
1851
A
  $180.00
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This is a terrific edition of this map that features some interesting and unusual transitional boundaries. The large Western Territory lies above a shortened Texas and stretches between New Mexico and the western boundaries of Missouri and Arkansas. New Mexico or Santa Fe lies east of the Rio Grande, with Mexico to the west. A huge Missouri Territory occupies much of the Great Plains reg...
127 A New Map of the United States. Upon Which Are Delineated Its Vast Works of Internal Communication, with the Proposed Routes Across the Continents &c... Eastern United States
Wellington Williams
1857
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is the third edition of this highly detailed, vividly colored map according to Wheat (earlier editions were published in 1852 and 1854). It features inset maps of Niagara River and Falls, Havana, the Island of Cuba, and a great Map of California, Oregon, New Mexico Utah &c.. The main map shows the country as far west as the Texas panhandle and the Great Plains, which consists of Minn...
128 Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Willem Blaeu
1635
B+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
Important Map of Colonial New England and the Mid-Atlantic

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This important map, first issued in 1635, is one of the first to focus on the Dutch colony in North America and to name Nieu Amsterdam (New York). It is based on the manuscript of Andriaen Block (1614), a Dutch fur trader, who explored the area between Cape Cod and Manhattan and was the first to correctly delineate the longitudinal scale of the coastline and establish Manhattan as an islan...
129 Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Jan Jansson
1636
B
  $1,100.00
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Jansson's Influential Map of the East Coast

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This is the first state of Jansson's important map of the eastern coast of North America covering from just south of the outer banks in present-day North Carolina to Nova Scotia. The map is based on the less well-known map of Johannes de Laet of 1630, but covers a slightly larger area. Because of its wider distribution, Jansson's map was much more influential, particularly with its depiction of ...
130 Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae Implantata Anglorumque Coloniis Florentissima... Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Johann Baptist Homann
1725
A
  $850.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map shows the English colonies of Nova Anglia and New Jarsey and the Dutch colony of Novum Belgium - Nieuw Nederland - New Jork. It covers the region from Delaware Bay to Eastport, Maine. Numerous soundings and navigation hazards are noted along the coastlines. Oversized lakes appear in the interior of New England and New York, notably Lake Champlain (which is...
131 Recens Edita Totius Novi Belgii, in America Septentrionali siti, Delineatio Cura et Sumtibus Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Seutter/Lotter
1757
B+
  $1,600.00
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Decorative Edition from Jansson-Visscher Series with View of Manhattan

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This dramatic map is Seutter's version of Allard's map, Totius Neobelgii Nova et Accuratissima Tabula. It includes a faithful rendition of the famous Restitutio View of Manhattan, which originally commemorated the short-lived Dutch recapture of New Amsterdam in 1673. The view depicts the town as seen directly from the east. On the right is a wall that eventually became Wall Street...
132 Special Karte von den Mittleren Britisshen Colonien in Nord Amerika... [bound in] Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten... Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Leiste/Pingeling
1778
A
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Scarce Revolutionary War Map

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This scarce map of the British Colonies was published at the beginning on the Revolutionary War in Christian Leiste's Beschreibung des Brittischen Amerika zur Ersparung der Englischen Karten. The map extends from the Chesapeake Bay to Montreal, Canada, and as far west as Lancaster, PA and Washington, DC, the latter of which of course does not yet appear on the map. The map is cente...
133 Lines and Metallic Circuit Connections American Telephone and Telegraph Co. New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
1891
B+
  $200.00
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Early and Scarce AT&T Advertising Piece

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This very rare map displays the early circuit lines of the newly formed AT&T Company (founded in 1885). It covers the northeastern United States and west to the Great Lakes region. The map self folds to become a 3.7 x 8" promotional brochure with a wonderful illustration on verso of an early phone booth called a "long distance cabinet sound-proof booth." Another panel claims "the mail is quick,...
134 Map of Maine New Hampshire and Vermont, Compiled from the Latest Authorities New England - United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1831
B
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map comes from Mitchell's first edition A New American Atlas, which utilized the plates used in Finley's 1826 atlas of the same title with an updated publisher's imprint. It depicts counties, roads, proposed and existing canals, and locates scores of towns and villages. At lower right, a "Statistical Table" gives populations by county for 1810 and 1820. Engraved by J.H. Young.
135 [On 2 Sheets] A Map of Part of the Western Rail Road and of the Albany & West Stockbridge Rail-Road from Springfield to Albany in Massachusetts and New York, with the Routes of Some of the Experimental Surveys New England - United States
1841
A
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map was published in the Monthly Chronicle and depicts two railroads from Springfield, Massachusetts to Albany, New York. It shows additional survey work to the south of the existing lines including a "Line Surveyed by Mr. Young in 1826" and a "Survey of the Southern Route." The map identifies individual property owners and locates numerous wagon roads, watershed, and topography. Dr...
136 A Map of Virginia and Maryland Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
John Speed/Francis Lamb
1676
B+
  $3,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
The First Printed Map to Draw Upon the Legendary Herrman Map of the Chesapeake Bay with Rare Blank Verso

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This highly sought-after and decorative map was engraved by Francis Lamb. Oriented with north to the right, the map shows both the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays and Part of New Iarsy. Following John Smith's general outline, Lamb draws upon Augustine Herrman's landmark map for improved geography and English nomenclature, as well as its depiction of the Delaware Bay and River. The boundary b...
137 A Map of That Part of America Where a Degree of Latitude Was Measured for the Royal Society by Cha: Mason & Jere: Dixon Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
James Mynde
1769
B+
  $750.00
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This is the rare first edition of this interesting little map that covers the Delaware peninsula north to Philadelphia, with only a few cities and roads including Annapolis, Baltimore, and Greenwich. It locates many early settlements and shows the roads that connect them. The focus of the map is the initial measurements made by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon for what has become known as the
138 [On 2 Sheets] A Map of the Provinces of New-York and New-Jersey, with a Part of Pennsylvania and the Province of Quebec. From the Topographical Observations of C.J. Sauthier Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Mathias Albrecht Lotter
1777
A
  $1,800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Revolutionary War Map

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A beautiful Revolutionary War period map of New York and New Jersey with portions of Pennsylvania and Quebec. The map details areas crucial to the war's early years, particularly the Hudson Valley and Lake Champlain. It covers from the eastern edge of Lake Ontario up the St. Lawrence to the Connecticut River in the north, and from Chesapeake Bay along the New Jersey shore to Long Island a...
139 Carta della Virginia della Baja Chesapeack, e Paesi Vicini Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1781
A
  $160.00
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This is a scarce Italian edition of Bellin's finely engraved colonial map of the Mid-Atlantic. It covers most of Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware, with a bit of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The interior is fully engraved with mountains and great detail along the rivers. An early network of trails and wagon roads connects the communities along the seaboard and stretches as far west as Frederi...
140 Pensilvania Maryland and Virginia Mid-Atlantic United States
John Gibson
1758
A
  $90.00
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This miniature map appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. This map includes minimal information due to its size, focusing on state boundaries, key rivers, and a few cities. The large note near the center of the map reads: "Pensilvania is a rich well peopled & cultivat...
141 A Description of Part of the Adventures of Cap Smith in Virginia Mid-Atlantic United States
Capt. John Smith
1819
A
  $450.00
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This is a fine quality nineteenth century reproduction of one of John Smith's important maps of America. This small map (6 x 4.75") covers the region first settled by Walter Raleigh at Roanoak Island, in present-day North Carolina. It is based on the White/De Bry map of 1590, with a few additional place names. The map is surrounded by engravings of his adventures, including his capture by King ...
142 Eldridge's Chart of Chesapeake Bay, with the James, York, Rappahannock and Potomac Rivers Mid-Atlantic United States
George Eldridge
1874
B
  $1,600.00
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Impressive, Detailed Chart of the Chesapeake Bay

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This is the 1874 state of this important chart, first published in 1868. The finely detailed and boldly engraved chart covers the Chesapeake Bay from Norfolk north to include Baltimore, along with tributary rivers to Richmond (James River), Fredericksburg (Rappahannock), and Washington, D.C (Potomac). The legend and tables locate buoys, rocks, shoals, type of bottom, light houses, and more. Dot...
143 [Lot of 2] Map of the State of New York [and] New Jersey New York, New Jersey
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1796
B+
  $95.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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These early state maps from Morse's The American Universal Geography show topography, watershed, town names, and more. Meridians are from both London and Philadelphia. Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston.

A. Map of the State of New York (9.5 x 7.4"). In the lower portion of the state there is an area marked Ceded to Massachusetts. Chautauqua Lake appears as ...
144 Map Showing the Economic Minerals Along the Route of the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail Way to Accompany the Geological Report of Thomas S. Ridgway... [with report] Virginia, West Virginia
M.F. Maury
1872
B+
  $375.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare map and report by Thomas Ridgway summarizes the mineral resource potential of lands near the C&O Railroad, then partially still under construction. The map, drawn by Matthew Maury, illustrates 12 individually colored and patterned geological types from Richmond to the Ohio River along the line of the railroad with emphasis on iron ore and coal deposits plus economic occurrences of grani...
145 Map of the Richmond and Louisville R.R. Connecting the Railroads of Virginia with the Railroads of Kentucky... Virginia, West Virginia, Kentucky
G. W. & C.B. Colton
1882
B+
  $250.00
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This large and very detailed wall map delineates the major railroad routes in Kentucky, West Virginia, and Virginia. The lines of the Richmond and Louisville Railroad are boldly shown in red overprinting stretching from Norfolk to Louisville, while other major lines are colored in blue. In southwest Virginia and eastern Kentucky, natural resources are identified and located including iron, coal,...
146 Virginia et Florida Colonial Southeast United States
Mercator/Hondius
1609
A
  $250.00
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This is a reduced version of Hondius' folio map of the same title. It was based on John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry. Numerous Indian villages are shown throughout and in the Apalacci Montes there is a notation concerning the presence of both gold and silver, and below lies the fictitious Lacus Dulcis, more commonly called Lake M...
147 Virginiae Partis Australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis, Interjacentiumq Regionum Nova Descriptio Colonial Southeast United States
Jan Jansson
1641
B+
  $600.00
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This lovely map of the Southeast extends from the southern part of Chesapeake Bay to northern Florida. This is the first state of Jansson's map, which is virtually identical to Blaeu's map of 1638. Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived, with Chesapeake Bay correctly indicated as a large bay and the Carolinas and Georgian coasts depicted more accurately....
148 Pas Kaart van de Kust van Carolina Tusschen C de Canaveral en C Henry Colonial Southeast United States
Johannes van Keulen
1702
A
  $2,500.00
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Scarce Dutch Chart of the Carolinas

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This scarce Dutch sea chart is one of the most handsome early maps of the Carolina coastline. It covers the coast from the southern part of the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Canaveral in northern Florida with north oriented to the right. It also includes a large inset of Charleston Harbor showing Charles Towne in its original location on the west bank of the Rio Grande (Ashley River). Th...
149 Carte General de la Caroline. Dressee sur les Memoires le Plus Nouveaux par le Sieua S... Colonial Southeast United States
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1730
A
  $2,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
The First Map of the Carolinas Published Outside of England

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This map depicts present-day North and South Carolina, and was the first map of the Carolinas published outside of England. Despite the title giving credit to Nicolas Sanson, it was derived from Thornton, Morden and Lea's map of 1685 with very few changes. The subtle modifications include place names translated into French, and a previous key naming various plantations around Charleston was repl...
150 La Floride Divisee en Floride et Caroline Colonial Southeast United States
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1749
B+
  $210.00
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This rarely seen map depicts the Southeastern United States as far west as Mobile Bay and north to the border between Carolina and Virginia. The Florida peninsula is fragmented into several large islands. Florida has a large extension that completely cuts off Georgia leaving it as only a small sliver on the coast. Louisiana is to the west and Carolina occupies a large area north. Locates Pensa...
151 Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie, par le Sr. d Anville Colonial Southeast United States
D'Anville/Santini
1776
A
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is an interesting Italian version of D'Anville's map of the Southeast. It is most notable for the incorrect boundaries showing a huge Louisiana extending eastward to include present-day Kentucky, Mississippi, and Alabama. The boundary between the Carolinas and Florida is shown at the Alatamaha ou George R, and Georgia is not delineated, but is named (Georgie). In the left bor...
152 Carte de la Partie Sud des Etats Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale Colonial Southeast United States
Bonne/Raynal
1783
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A basic copper-engraved map that covers the states of Virginia, North and South Carolina, and Georgia in the new United States. All settlement is confined east of the Appalachians with les Cherokees the only note in the otherwise blank region west of the mountains. There are four distance scales located on the left side of the map.
153 Parte Orientale della Florida, della Giorgia, e Carolina Meridionale Southeast United States
Antonio Zatta
1785
B
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This detailed map covers the coastline from Wilmington and Cape Fear to St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral. The map depicts cities, town, Indian villages, forts and roads and is especially noteworthy for naming early counties in South Carolina. An Italian notation concerning the British attack on Charleston in 1776 and a key to the map appears in the Atlantic. At this time Florida was still Briti...
154 Map of the Southern States of America, Comprehending Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Territory Sth: of the Ohio, North Carolina, Tennessee Governmt., South Carolina, & Georgia Southeast United States
John C. Russell
1795
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Very interesting map of the early, post-colonial southern states in which Georgia extends to the Mississippi River, sharing land with the Choctaw and Creek tribes. The short-lived reservation that was set aside for the Catawba tribe of Native Americans is shown in a small block on the border between North and South Carolina. This fifteen square mile parcel was set aside for their tribe in 1760. ...
155 A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, Containing the Carolinas and Georgia, Also the Floridas and Part of the Bahama Islands &c. from the Latest Authorities Southeast United States
John Cary
1806
B
  $375.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a wonderful map of the Southeast issued during a period of rapid change and advancement. East and West Florida exist as separate territories. West Florida was not annexed into the United States until 1810. Portions of it became Louisiana, Alabama and Florida. The map is filled with information on the roads, portages, forts, Indian villages, settlements and topography. It is also rema...
156 [Map Bound in Report] Economic Geological Survey, in Georgia and Alabama, Throughout the Belt Traversed by the Macon & Birmingham Railway... Georgia, Alabama
1889
A
  $110.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This report represents one of only a handful of reports on the geology of Georgia prepared by Spencer while serving as Professor of Geology at the University of Georgia and later, as State Geologist of Georgia. Spencer is best known for his extensive writings on the origins of the Great Lakes. First edition, bound in salmon-colored wrappers. 86 pages, 2 figures, 3 photographic plates and foldin...
157 Florida et Apalche Colonial Southern United States
Natalius Sequanus Metellus
1598
A
  $3,250.00
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One of the Earliest Obtainable Maps of Florida & the Southeast

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This very rare map is a reduced version of Cornelis Wytfliet's map of 1597, and is one of only three 16th century printed maps of this region. Most of the information is derived from the Spanish explorations of Hernando de Soto, Cabeza de Vaca, and Moscoso. It is largely based on the Ortelius/Chaves map of 1584, but expanded to include parts of Cuba and the Bahamas and further north to show the ...
158 A Map of Part of West Florida, from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to Shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi Colonial Southern United States
John Lodge
1772
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This copper engraved map features Mobile Bay and Fort Conde, New Orleans and locates Plantations along the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. The large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows the proposed street layout and wharf and docks along the river. It is reported that this map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a c...
159 Map of Louisiana, from D'Anville's Atlas Southern United States
John Harrison
1788
A
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the English version of D'Anville's 1732 Carte de la Louisiane, drawn by Haywood and engraved by Bowen. The map focuses on the Mississippi delta, showing the Red River as far as Adayes, a Spanish garrison of the Province of Tecas. The coastal area extends in the east from Cape San Blas and Apalachicola Bay (C. Escondido) to an area named Cabo del Norte shown with a sm...
160 A Map of the States of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia; Comprehending the Spanish Provinces of East and West Florida... Southern United States, Franklin
Joseph Purcell
1792
B+
  $750.00
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Purcell's Map Locating the Proposed State of Franklin

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This fine map is a fascinating historical document of the United States following the Revolutionary War. It includes an early reference to the New State of Franklin in western North Carolina. The map includes a great amount of information including boundaries claimed by the various Indian Nations and trading paths on the western frontier. It shows early settlements, including a
161 Georgia from the Latest Authorities Southern United States
E. Low
1810
A
  $325.00
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This is a scarce map covering from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River, including present-day Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi. There is good topographical information, particularly for the eastern section. Early counties in Georgia are named and their boundaries given. The interior is labeled Country of the Creek Nation of Indians with several other tribes located and the no...
162 Amer. Sep. Partie des Etats Unis. No. 56 Southern United States
Vandermaelen
1825-27
A
  $190.00
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This sheet covers the region from the Red River in Louisiana east to Mississippi, Alabama, and southwestern Tennessee. The map is delineated by county/parish, and identifies the tribal lands of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaws. Includes good detail of the topography, river systems, and numerous roads and trails.

The Atlas Universel contained 400 maps in six volumes. It was...
163 Charte von der Mundung des Mississipi Mississippi River, Louisiana, Florida
1803
A
  $150.00
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This little map shows the final course of the Mississippi River to its confluence with the Gulf of Mexico. It extends east from New Orleans to include Biloxi, Mobile, and Pensacola and identifies numerous rivers emptying into the Gulf. To the south is a huge coastal plain. Published in the Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden.
164 A Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies South Central United States, Indian Territory
Josiah Gregg
1844
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Wheat describes this as a "cartographic landmark" of the western territories and covers the area from Missouri, Kansas and Louisiana to the Rocky Mountains. It is the first edition, published just before the more common Morse and Breese atlas map, also dated 1844, but published in 1845. The map shows the northern part of the Republic of Texas reaching along the Rockies and has quite a bit...
165 Louisiana Central United States
Theodor Friedrich Ehrmann
1804
B+
  $250.00
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An interesting little map showing the Mississippi basin. The United States are labeled Freye Staaten with the frontier showing a huge Indiana, an incompletely formed Kentucki, and Georgia taking in all the region to the Mississippi, including the area of Tennessee. Locates many Indian villages as well as early western forts.

See also lot 787 for Sabin's reference work.
166 Voyage au Noveau-Mexique, a la Suite d'une Expedition Ordonnee par le Gouvernement des Etats-Unis, pour Reconnoitre les Sources des Rivieres Arkansas, Kanses, La Plate et Pierre-Jaune... Central United States
Major Zebulon Montgomery Pike
1812
B+
  $2,000.00
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First French Edition of Pike's Cornerstone Report

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This is the first French edition of this important report covering the first United States government expedition to the Southwest, depicting Pike's journey from 1805-1807. The French edition is translated by M. Breton from the 1811 English edition, which was substantially improved and revised over the 1810 American edition. Pike's book is one of the most important of all American travel narrativ...
167 [Untitled Map - Route of Col. Dodge's Expedition from Fort Leavenworth to the Rocky Mountains] Central United States
U.S. Gov.
1836
B
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Henry Dodge enlisted as a captain in the Missouri State Volunteers in the War of 1812, soon earning the rank of Major General. After the war, Dodge moved to the U.S. Mineral District in Michigan Territory. There, as Colonel of the Michigan Territory militia, he became known for his efforts in protecting locals from attacks from Native Indians, particularly in the 1827 Winnebago War and the 1832 ...
168 Map Illustrating the Plan of the Defences of the Western & North-Western Frontier... Central United States
JR Poinsett
1837
B+
  $150.00
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This map was issued as part of the continuing debate over the nature of the frontier defenses between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains in the Secretary of War J.R. Poinsett's report of 1837. It illustrates the proximity of the hostile Indian threat that existed in the 1830s and shows the location of Army posts that were expected to respond to any hostile action. The military troops...
169 Carte que les Gnacsitares ont Dessine... / Carte de la Riviere Longue... Colonial Upper Midwestern United States, River Longue
Baron Louis Armand de Lahontan
1703
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is one of the most influential, and fanciful, maps in American cartographic history. It purports to show the Riviere Longue flowing from the western mountains, home to the Gnacsitares Indians, and connecting to the Mississippi River. On the western side of the mountains is another river, presumably flowing into the Pacific. Lahontan's concept was copied by virtually all 18th ...
170 Carte des Voyages du Cape. Carver, dans la Partie Interieure de l'Amerique Septentrionale, en 1766 et 1767 Upper Midwestern United States
Capt. Jonathan Carver
1784
B+
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A terrific early map of the region of today's Wisconsin and Minnesota published in a French edition of Travels Through the Interior Parts Of North America'. The map depicts the route of Carver's travels along the Mississippi, Fox, Minnesota and St. Pierre rivers. The map extends from Michigan, here labeled as lands of the Chippewa and Ottawa Indians, to above Lake Superior and west to bey...
171 Map of the Territory of Wisconsin Upper Midwestern United States
David H. Burr
1836
A
  $1,100.00
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This scarce and important map of Wisconsin Territory extends to include all of present day Minnesota, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and most of the Dakotas. The western extent is the Missouri River up to the White Earth River. Outline coloring shows eight districts and numerous land parcels allocated to the various Indian tribes and areas ceded by the Sioux, Sac, and Fox. The map is filled w...
172 Wisconsin and Iowa Upper Midwestern United States
Jeremiah Greenleaf
1842
B+
  $550.00
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Map Showing Carver's Grant

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This early map of the region extends from Missouri Territory (just west of the Missouri River) to Lake Michigan, and as far south as the northern border of the state of Missouri. The map was published just a few years before Iowa was admitted as a state, and county development is confined along the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan. Outside of the developed areas, numerous Indian tribes are lo...
173 Guide Through Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska & Kansas, Showing the Township Lines of the United States Surveys... [in] Colton's Traveler and Tourist's Guide-Book... Upper Midwestern United States
J. Calvin Smith
1857
B
  $200.00
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This beautifully engraved pocket map was issued as a guide for travelers and immigrants. It is densely filled with information on Stage Roads, railroads, political divisions, towns and villages, watershed and canals. The areas of Minnesota and Dakotah are sparsely settled. A table at top right shows statistics from the 1850 Census including population, principal cities, crops, and livest...
174 [Lot of 8] Reconnaissance Maps. (Six Sheets and Profile) Showing the General Features of the Topography Adjacent to the 49th Parallel from the Lake of the Woods to the Rocky Mountains [with report] Upper Midwestern United States
Capt. Wm J. Twining
1877
A
  $220.00
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A complete and matching set of six maps, profile sheet, and 49 page report on the Northern Boundary Survey. In 1872, Congress authorized a survey to determine and mark the U.S. - Canadian Boundary line along the 49th parallel. The survey accurately determined the boundary, and added very detailed topographical features in a 5-mile wide strip along the line. The survey was completed in 1875 and ...
175 Sketch of the Routes of Hunt & Stuart Western United States
Irving, Washington
1836
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Describing an expedition launched just a few years after Lewis & Clark's epic journey, this map covers the same region - from the junction of the Mississippi and Missouri, up the Missouri, across the Rocky Mountains and through the Pacific Northwest, extending to well below Lake Bonneville Salt Water. The southern portion of the map is mostly blank except for a long, straight Colorado o...
176 A Map of the Sources of the Colorado & Big Salt Lake, Platte, Yellow-Stone, Muscle-Shell, Missouri; & Salmon & Snake Rivers, Branches of the Columbia River Western United States
Benjamin L. E. de Bonneville
1837
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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One of the most important maps of the intermountain west, it covers the present-day intersection of Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. Wheat considered the map the best representation of the region during this period. It shows the headwaters of the Wind, Sweetwater, Green (Colorado of the West), Snake, and Salmon Rivers relatively accurately, and completely revamps the hydrographical mappi...
177 Map of the Route Pursued by the Late Expedition Under the Command of Col. S.W. Kearny, U.S. 1st Dragoons [bound in] Message from the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress... Western United States
Lt. William Buell Franklin
1845
B+
  $130.00
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This is an early and historical map of the region included in the uncommon H.R. Document #2. Part of this map is based on Fremont's map of 1843. It covers the region between the Arkansas and Platte Rivers, and extends westward to South Pass and the Green River. The dragoons departed Ft. Leavenworth and marched to South Pass via the Oregon Trail and returned 99 days later via the Arkansas...
178 Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the Years 1843-44 [with] Report of The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains' Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1845
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Fremont's Large Map of the American West

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This is the large edition of the influential map which details John Charles Fremont's epic exploration of the American West. Fremont and his traveling companion and topographer, George Carl Preuss, launched the expedition from the frontier settlement of Westport at the juncture of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. There Fremont first met Kit Carson who signed on as guide to the expedition. Travel...
179 Oregon and Upper California Western United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1846
B
  $350.00
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This great map is the first edition in this series of 14 significant maps depicting the rapidly changing American West. Oregon Territory is shown west of the Continental Divide with the northern Boundary of 1846 and the southern Boundary of 1819. Oregon City is shown as the capital. Lewis and Clarke's route, Fremont's Route, and the Oregon Trail are noted through wilderness dotted...
180 Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1848
B+
  $220.00
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This is the smaller version of Fremont's highly respected map of the American West. It was published by Congress in 1850 to meet the demand for information concerning the California Gold Rush. The map covers a smaller area than his larger map of the same title, eliminating Oregon and covering California and only the western parts of present-day Arizona and Utah. The El Dorado or Gold ...
181 [Lot of 4 - Explorations and Surveys for a Railroad Route from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean] Western United States
Capt. E.G. Beckwith
1855
B
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A nice set of four maps covering the region from the Green River in northeastern Utah to the Sacramento River in northern California which Wheat considers excellent ""due in large part to Egloffstein's work as Topographer for the Route." The maps included are:

A. Map No. 1. From the Valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake.... Extremely detailed map has very fine hachure to ...
182 [Lot of 11 - Plates from the Pacific Railroad Surveys] Western United States
U.S. Gov.
1855
B+
  $110.00
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A nice set of plates from the Pacific Railroad Surveys of the 38th and 39th parallels. Size varies slightly.

A. Head of the First Canon of Grand River
B. View Showing the Formation of the Canon of Grand River
C. Fort Massachusetts
D. Wah-Ha-Ta-Gas or Spanish Peaks
E. Coo-Che-To_Pa Pass
F. View of Ordinary Lateral Ravines on Grand...
183 A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico Western United States
Charles Desilver
1856
A
  $250.00
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A great map of California and the large western territories from this important series of maps originating with Samuel Augustus Mitchell. The map is filled with early county configurations, the exploration routes of Lewis and Clark, Fremont, Kearney and Cooke, and the Spanish and Oregon trails. In present-day eastern Colorado, a Gold Region is shown stretching across the Front Range from ...
184 Map Illustrating the General Geological Features of the Country West of the Mississippi River. Compiled from the Surveys of W.H. Emory and from the Pacific Railroad Surveys & Other Sources Western United States
James Hall
1857
B
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This great map of the western United States was one of the first geological maps of the region. It illustrates the many mineral resources that helped spur westward migration and expansion. The legend uses color to identify eleven geological types. The map is also filled with terrific detail of mountains, watersheds, cities, and roads. It covers the country from the Ohio River Valley to the Pac...
185 Map of the Union Central Great Trans-Continental Railroad and Its Connections from the Missouri River to the Pacific Coast Western United States
George A. Crofutt
1872
B+
  $200.00
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This brochure contains a folding map depicting the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroad from Omaha to Sacramento and the San Francisco Bay. A second, smaller map (7.7 x 4.3") shows the entire United States along with connecting rail lines. Above the two maps are timetables for both railroads and an editorial note. The verso contains three illustrations and numerous transportation-related ...
186 Department of Columbia Map of the Nez Perce Indian Campaign Brig. Gen. O.O. Howard U.S.A. [bound in] Annual Report of the Secretary of War on the Operations of the Department... Western United States
U.S. Army
1877
B+
  $350.00
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A detailed map of the historic and skillful retreat of the Nez Perce Indians in the winter of 1877. It identifies forts, battle sites, trails, direction of troop movements, etc. In the face of relentless pursuit of the troops under Gen. Howard, Chief Joseph and his small band (less than 500 people counting women and children) fought one of the most extraordinary Indian Wars in American history. ...
187 [Lot of 6] County Map of Oregon and Washington [and] ... California and Nevada [and] ... Idaho, Montana and Wyoming [and] ... Utah and Colorado [and] ... Arizona and New Mexico [and] ... Dakota and Nebraska Western United States
William Bradley
1881
B+
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lot consists of six petite, but highly detailed, maps of western states and territories issued by the uncommon firm of Bradley & Co. Each map is delineated by county in full hand color, which is unusual for this late date, and depicts towns, villages, railroads, watersheds, topography and more.
188 Geological Map of Portions of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah Western United States
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1883
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map was issued in Hayden's 12th Annual Report for 1879 but not published until 1883. It is a handsome and colorful map that largely covers part of Idaho eastward to the Sweetwater Range. Topography and hydrology are nicely developed and an abundance of towns and villages are shown. Bear Lake is at lower left bordering Idaho and Utah, Rawlings is at lower right with a portion of the Union P...
189 [Lot of 2 - Geological and Topographical Maps] Parts of Western Wyoming, Southeastern Idaho and Northeastern Utah Western United States
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1883
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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These two maps were issued in Hayden's 12th Annual Report for 1879, but not published until 1883. The maps are identical in size and scale, and show all land from the Green River Basin in the east to the Bear River Range to the west. They extend north to include part of Gary's Lake and details the Aspen, Salt River and Wyoming Ranges in the north, and extends south below Bear Lake to Logan. The...
190 [Lot of 2] Western Rangers Historical Pioneer Map of the Old West [and] This Map of America's Sunshine Area Can Indicate Only a Few of the Numberless Scenic and Historic Attractions... Western United States
1935-47
A+
  $200.00
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Good Times in the American West

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A. Western Rangers Historical Pioneer Map of the Old West, by C.G. Bathe, dated 1935, black & white (21.9 x 17.0"). This map of the western United States is filled with illustrations of key events and landmarks west of the Mississippi River including the Pony Express Route, Custer's Last Stand, and traveling on the Oregon Trail to name a few. A scroll at top right contains the "Code of th...
191 Map of the United States Territory of Oregon West of the Rocky Mountains, Exhibiting the Various Trading Depots or Forts... Northwestern United States
Albert/Hood
1838
B+
  $300.00
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This map was issued in an important report intended to awaken public interest in the American occupation of Oregon Territory in the controversy with Great Britain, who also claimed the territory south to the Columbia River. Among the many interesting details on the map are the locations of the various trading posts or forts connected with the American and British northwestern fur trade. It cover...
192 Oregon Territory Northwestern United States, Canada
Jeremiah Greenleaf
1842
A
  $425.00
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This early map of Oregon Territory was first published by David Burr in 1836. A historical and interesting map, it draws on the explorations of Jedediah Smith, Lewis & Clark, the Hudson Bay Company and John Jacob Astor's Company for its remarkable degree of information and accuracy. The Oregon Territory extends all the way east to the Rocky Mountains. The northern boundary with the British P...
193 [Map in Report] Map of the Territory of New Mexico...[bound in] Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California' Southwestern United States
William Hemsley Emory
1848
B+
  $350.00
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This House edition is one of the most comprehensive and desirable forms of this report which was issued with the Abert and Cooke maps, but without the very large Emory map. The report documents the 1846-1847 journey of the advanced guard of General Kearny's Army of The West. Emory was Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The report features full-page lithographs of the n...
194 [2 Maps Bound Together] Map of the Country Between the Frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico... [and] Map of the Country Upon Upper Red River Explored in 1852 Southwestern United States
Capt. R.B. Marcy
1853
B
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. Map of the Country Between the Frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico Embracing the Section Explored 1849. 50. 51. & 52 (59.5 x 27.1"). This is a most informative map of the region illustrating the explorations of Capt. Marcy, with inputs from Col. Emery's Boundary Survey and Capt. Sitgreaves' map, as well as those of A.B. Gray and J. de Cordavas. It details the area from the Mississippi...
195 [Lot of 2] Map No. 1. [and] Map No. 2. Rio Colorado of the West... Southwestern United States
Lt. Joseph C. Ives
1858
B
Passed

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This pair of maps represents one of the most important exploring efforts of the American Southwest. Ives published his explorations in a series of four maps - these being the first two. In his book Mapping of the Trans-Mississippi West, Carl Wheat devotes several pages to these two maps saying they are two of the best created by the remarkable F.W. von Egloffstein. They were engraved usi...
196 Preliminary Topographical Map Embracing in Skeleton a Portion Only of the Notes from Surveys... [bound in] Preliminary Report Concerning Explorations and Surveys Principally in Nevada and Arizona... Southwestern United States
Lt. George M. Wheeler
1872
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This complete report describes Wheeler's explorations in Nevada and Arizona and the first exploration of Death Valley. It is complete with the large folding Preliminary Topographical Map that covers parts of Southern California, Nevada and Arizona and details scores of mining districts. Wheat refers to it as a "map of great interest." Wheeler was modest regarding the map's construction and in t...
197 A New Map of Alabama with Its Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes Alabama
Mitchell/Cowperthwait
1851
A
  $60.00
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This nice mid-19th century map shows counties, major cities, roads, and just two railroads, including one that extends from Montgomery to the Georgia border. An inset table lists the steam boat routes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Mobile to Montgomery, and Mobile to Pensacola. Fancy titling and decorative border.
198 Page's Map of Arizona Arizona
H.R. Page
1886
B+
  $120.00
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This large format map is a scarce issue of the territory by the little known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. Features only ten counties with Tucson shown as the territorial capital, an obvious error. The capital was first established in Prescott (Fort Whipple) in 1864, moved to Tucson in 1867, then back to Prescott in 1877, and finally to Phoenix in 1889. This map should properly show Prescott...
199 [2 Volumes] Atlas to Accompany the Monograph on the Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District [and] Tertiary History of the Grand Canon District... Grand Canyon, Arizona
Clarence Edward Dutton
1882
B+
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Dutton's Famous Atlas of the Grand Canyon Complete with Report

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This is Dutton's famous atlas and report of the Grand Canyon, which is one of the most important works on the region ever produced. The atlas is best known for the stunning illustrations by William H. Holmes and Thomas Moran. Holmes' impressive Panorama From Point Sumblime is shown on three separate sheets (Sheet XV, XVI and XVII) and creates a striking 270 degree panorama of the Grand Ca...
200 A New Map of Arkansas with Its Counties, Towns, Post Offices, &c. Arkansas
Cowperthwait, Desilver & Butler
1855
B+
  $65.00
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This attractive and early map of Arkansas shows county lines current to 1852 with the newly organized Columbia County in the southwestern part of the state. The map names many towns and post offices, and a number of roads and railroads depicted. Several proposed railroads are delineated as well. Above the map are population statistics by county from the 1850 Census and is also enclosed by the d...
201 Topographical Sketch of the Gold & Quicksilver District of California California
E.O.C. Ord
1848
B+
  $500.00
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This is considered one of the most important maps of 1848. It accompanied the first official report of the gold discoveries and was the first map to reflect actual conditions at the mines, thus being of paramount importance to the California Gold Rush. It shows in detail the area south of San Francisco Bay (the Quicksilver area), across the Sacramento Valley and San Joaquin Plains and eas...
202 Carte de la Californie. - D'Apres M. de Mofras [in] Le Magasin Pittoresque... California
1849
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Le Magasin Pittoresque was a French publication that ran from 1833-1938. The magazine covered a wide variety of topics including history, science, travel, and current events and was filled with illustrations to engage the reader. Of particular interest in this 1849 edition is an article on the California Gold Rush which includes a full page map entitled Carte de la Californie. -...
203 [Lot of 3] Geological Map of a Part of the State of California... [and] Geological Map of the Tejon Pass & Canada de las Uvas and the Vicinity... [and] Geological Map of the Vicinity of San Francisco... California
U.S. War Department
1855
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. Geological Map of a Part of the State of California Explored in 1855 by Lieut. R.S. Williamson U.S. Top. Engr. (16.1 x 22.2"). A majority of this map of California is colored to reflect geological knowledge and coded in accordance with a legend at the left. The legend identifies nine geological units as mapped by Lieut. R.S. Williamson of the Topographical Engineers. There are interes...
204 Sketch of General Riley's Route Through the Mining Districts July and Aug. 1849... Central California
Lt. George Horatio Derby
1849
B+
  $300.00
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This important and early map of the California Gold Rush was made from Lt. Derby's original sketch by J. Mc. H. Hollingsworth in the office of the 10th Military Dept. It is historically important, not only for its depiction of Gen. Riley's route, but because it names, for the first time, certain actual mining camps in the middle Sierra foothills; Mormon Island (misspelled Mormont), Coloma ...
205 [Lot of 4] Map of a Part of Kern County... [and] Map of Part of Kern County Showing Various Irrigating Ditches and Adjacent Lands [and] Map of McClung Ranch [and] Map of Belle View Ranch Central California
U.S. Gov.
1877
B+
  $650.00
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These four scarce maps were issued in a government report related to a water rights dispute in Kern County. Competing interests between canal owners diverting water from Tulare Lake and the Kern River led to numerous lawsuits with the end result being the creation of the "California Doctrine." The doctrine governed water usage through a combination of riparian rights (abutting to a river) and ap...
206 Plan du Port de St. Francois, Situe sur la Cote de la Californie Septentrionale... San Francisco, California
Jean Francois Galoup, Comte La Perouse
1797
A
  $300.00
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This uncommon chart is one of the earliest obtainable maps of San Francisco Bay. La Perouse sailed the California coast in 1786 before setting out for the Philippines on his fateful expedition. His map was based on Dalrymple's map of 1789 with information derived from Spanish sources including Josef Camacho and Jose de Canizares. The map includes 21 place names, including Alcatraz and the Presi...
207 Official Map of Chinatown in San Francisco [bound in] San Francisco Municipal Reports for the Fiscal Year 1884-85... San Francisco, California
1885
A
  $600.00
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Features a Nefarious Chinatown Map

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This municipal report for the city of San Francisco contains numerous detailed reports concerning all aspects of the city's business and is a comprehensive record of activities for the fiscal year 1884-85. This volume is best known for W.B. Farwell's 70 page "Report of the Special Committee on the Condition of the Chinese Quarter, and the Chinese in San Francisco " and the accompanying Chinatown ...
208 Guide Map of the City of San Francisco Compiled from the Official Surveys &c. [with] Langley's San Francisco Directory for the Year Commencing May, 1891... San Francisco, California
1891
B
  $450.00
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This scarce, early San Francisco directory is complete with folding map by Henry Langley. It shows the city at the end of the 19th century, with much of the street-grid pattern laid out. The large Golden Gate Park in the western portion of the city is simply named "park", and along with several large cemeteries, make up the "Outside Lands." Numerous docks in San Francisco Bay are identified and...
209 Plano del Puerto y Bahia de Monte Rey Situado en la Costa de Californs... Monterey Bay, California
1791
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare map of Monterey Bay appeared in the atlas accompanying Jose Espinos y Tello's Relacion del Viage Hecho por las Goletas Sutil y Mexicana..., published in 1802. One of the first maps of the bay based on original surveys, its source is the Malaspina Expedition, the most important voyage of discovery dispatched by Spain in the 18th century. Italian explorer Alejandro Malaspina and h...
210 Plan de la Baie de Monterey Situee dans la Californie Septentrionale... Monterey Bay, California
Jean Francois Galoup, Comte La Perouse
1797
B+
  $275.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the first French edition of this wonderful, early plan of Monterey Bay. The map is oriented with north to the left and shows the entire bay and sweeping coastline from Pointe de Nouvel-au (Santa Cruz) to Pointe des Pins ou des Cypres, near today's Carmel. It locates the Presidio and Mission of St. Charles, anchorages, rocks, and the coastal range inland, including the Saint...
211 [Lot of 4] Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity [and] Patented Lands Within the Yosemite National Park California [and] Yosemite National Park Showing Boundaries... [and] Motorists Guide Map and Manual - Yosemite National Park California Yosemite, California
1883-1931
  $130.00
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A nice set of Yosemite maps covering approximately 50 years:

A. Topographical Map of the Yosemite Valley and Vicinity, by (Col.) J.N. Macomb, from U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian, dated 1883 (21.3 x 14.6"). This fine map details the early development of the Yosemite valley after being designated a state park in 1864. The map is a product of Capt. G.M....
212 Mission and Plain of San Fernando San Fernando, California
U.S. Railroad Surveys
1856
B+
  $75.00
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First Depiction of the San Fernando Valley

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This tinted lithograph is the first depiction of the San Fernando Valley (The Valley), the now urban northwest area of Los Angeles. The scene shows the walled mission, a rider on a horse, some cattle, and a native harvesting prickly pear fruit in the foreground. The San Gabriel Mountains are shown in the background.
213 [Lot of 3] Map of Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays and the Adjacent Country California [and] Location of Proposed Breakwaters in Santa Monica Bay California [and] Location of Proposed Breakwater in San Pedro Bay California Los Angeles, California
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1892
A+
  $300.00
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A nice set of maps showing proposed internal improvements in the Santa Monica and San Pedro bays including:

A. Map of Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays and the Adjacent Country California (13.9 x 15.3"). Covers the coastline from Santa Monica south to Oceanside and east to San Berdardino. Cities are shown in street-grid pattern with lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad linking th...
214 Mission of San Diego San Diego, California
Charles Koppel
1856
B+
Passed

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This charming scene of San Diego is one of the earliest printed views of the mission. The mission was the location of San Diego's first military post and it was occupied by the Army from 1847 to 1857. This tinted lithograph is based on the drawing by Heinrich Moellhausen for the railroad survey by Lt. R.S. Williamson.
215 Sketch of Capt. Gunnison's Route to Sept. 20, 1853 Central Pacific Railroad Exploration [together with original report and maps] Colorado
U.S. War Department
1854
B+
  $500.00
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Scarce, Early, Octavo Pacific Railroad Report with Gunnison Map

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This map was issued in the scarce, preliminary octavo edition of the Pacific Railroad Surveys that preceded the quarto edition by over a year. Wheat mentions the map on page 202 (volume four) under the much larger Gunnison & Beckwith map (TMW #842) that covers from St. Louis to San Francisco. On this smaller and earlier map, the central region of Colorado is several times more detailed. The rout...
216 Page's Map of Colorado Colorado
H.R. Page
1881
A
  $375.00
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Early Edition with Mining Vignette

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This rare, early edition map of the state shows early county development including the immense counties of Arapahoe, Elbert, Bent, Weld and Las Animas in the eastern plains. Several railroads are shown including a branch of the Denver & Rio Grande that extends to Florida in La Plata County. Page made regular updates to this map as the 1886 edition would show an extension of this railroad to incl...
217 Nell's Topographical Map of the State of Colorado Colorado
Louis Nell
1907
B+
  $450.00
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This highly detailed pocket map by Louis Nell "has been complied from all available surveys in existence, it is consequently the most complete and accurate one ever published, and shows all the information useful to settlers, miners and travelers." The map is fully engraved with virtually no area left untouched by the engraver and is drawn on a scale of 10 miles per inch. Beautifully colored to ...
218 [Lot of 3] Sketch Showing Military Roads Leading to Fort Lewis, Pagosa Springs [and] Lines of Communication Between Conejos and Pagosa Springs Colorado [and] Map of Part of Colorado Southwestern Colorado
1877-79
B+
  $120.00
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A. Sketch Showing Military Roads Leading to Fort Lewis, Pagosa Springs, by Lt. E.H. Ruffner, dated 1879, black & white (21.1 x 22.4"). This is the rarest of Ruffner's survey maps of southwestern Colorado - northwestern New Mexico. The area mapped is bounded on the north and east by the Rio Grande del Norte. To the west the map extends to Fort Lewis and Pagosa Springs and south into New M...
219 A Geological Map of Connecticut [with] Report on the Geology of the State of Connecticut Connecticut
1842
B
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This early geological map of the state of Connecticut by J.G. Percival is accompanied by an extensive 495 page report. The map displays geological formations by dotted lines with the primary formations marked by capital letters. In addition to the geology, the map shows watersheds, cities and town boundaries. The report, which was a result of an $100,000 appropriation by the state's legislature...
220 Connecticut Connecticut
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1846
B+
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive pocket map of the state where Mitchell was born depicts counties, towns, cities, roads, canals, railroads, courthouses, churches, and taverns. Tables at top left provide population figures from the 1840 census for each county and track the population growth since 1701. The state's total population is shown as 309,978. Insets at bottom right zoom in on Hartford and New Haven. Th...
221 Plan of the City of Washington, in the Territory of Columbia, Ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by Them Established as the Seat of Their Government, After the Year 1800 Washington, D.C.
John C. Russell
1795
B+
  $1,300.00
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Rare, Early Large Format Map of Washington D.C.

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This map is based on the 1792 plan published by Andrew Ellicott. It is among the larger of the maps issued during the city's development. The plan shows the layout of streets including the long diagonals. Washington is bordered by the Potomack (Potomac) River and the Eastern Branch, now the Anacostia River. Georgetown, at the left and northwest of Rock Creek, is separately labeled. Reed...
222 City of Washington Washington, D.C.
H.S. Tanner
1836
B+
  $170.00
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This finely engraved plan of the Capital names all major streets and buildings; notably, the President's House, Capitol Square, the Navy Yard, Judiciary Square and the Patent Office & National Institute. The Mall is mostly blank as construction on the Washington Monument did not start until 1848. Also the Smithsonian Institute, which wasn't established until 1846, is not yet mentioned. Extensiv...
223 [Lot of 2] [View of Capital Building and Washington D.C.] Topographical Map of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction [and] [Civil War Letter with Illustrated Envelope] Washington, D.C., Civil War
Charles Magnus
1861-63
A
  $550.00
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This uncommon letter sheet map was published by Charles Magnus. The top panel is a detailed bird's-eye view of the Capital Building with the city in the background. A preliminary plan of the Washington monument can be seen in the far background. This view shows the building completed with the statue of freedom on top which did not occur until 1863. The bottom panel is a detailed map of northern...
224 [3 Maps Bound in] Washington in Embryo; or, the National Capital from 1791 to 1800. The Origin of All Rights and Titles to Property in Washington, D.C... Washington, D.C.
1874
  $750.00
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Scarce Publication Detailing Land Ownership Prior to the District of Columbia

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This fascinating publication shows land ownership in the District of Columbia shortly before L'Enfant's plan for the nation's capital. The text is divided into three sections and includes 3 maps: Plan of Hamburgh (18.5 x 14.9"), Plan of Carrollsburg (15.3 x 22.7"), and Sketch of Washington in Embryo (20.2 x 15.5"). This last map is of particular interest as it superimposes L...
225 Entwistle's Handy Map of Washington. And Vicinity Showing Public Buildings, Churches, Hotels, Places of Amusement, and Lines of Street Rail Roads Washington, D.C.
1879
B+
  $100.00
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This is a great plan of the capital with all streets, railroads, bridges, buildings and monuments located and named. It shows part of Uniontown (or Anacostia), the Arlington National Cemetery, Georgetown College, and much more. The rail road system is shown with red, blue and green overprinting. On this example the colorist forgot to place rail colors in the legend. All surrounded by a bold bo...
226 Topographical Map of the District of Columbia Showing the Projected Harbor Improvement, System of Main Drainage and County Roads as Corrected to 1880 Washington, D.C.
A. Boschke
1880
B
  $850.00
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Extraordinary detail is presented in this 1880 update of Boschke's 1861 map of the city and vicinity of Washington, D.C. Broschke, a draughtsman for the Coast Survey department surveyed the city at his own expense in the years 1856-59 with an eye to selling the map to the government. Instead he was fired for neglect of official duty with the plates seized by the government. The larger 1861 edit...
227 [Lot of 12] City of Washington Statistical Maps Nos. 1-12 Washington, D.C.
U.S. Gov.
1880-81
B
  $250.00
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This is the first edition and the complete set of the twelve original Greene maps published to show the large-scale improvements in the infrastructure of the city. These maps were compiled by Lieut. F.V. Greene to accompany the annual report of the commissioners of the District of Columbia, for the year ending June 30th 1880. Each map carries the title "Statistical Map No.__," is drawn on an ide...
228 Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation Washington, D.C.
Railroad Companies (various)
1923
A
  $375.00
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This is a fabulous bird's-eye ("Aero View") map that shows the city in amazing detail. Every building is individually drawn, and all roads are shown and named. The view is from the Capitol and the Library of Congress looking north into rural areas of Maryland. Many important buildings and monuments are named directly on the map, which is supplemented with over 70 Buildings and Places of Interes...
229 Map of Northern New Castle County Delaware Including Special Insets of Wilmington, Newark, New Castle and Delaware City Northern Delaware
1930
A
  $400.00
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This very large map depicts northern Delaware from the Delaware River west to the border with Maryland and Pennsylvania. Centered on Wilmington, the map identifies state roads, other roads, railroads, trolleys, parks, and more with a color-coded key at bottom right. Individual property owners and businesses are also identified on much of the map, including several large tracks belonging to the d...
230 Pas Kaart van de Boght van Florida met de Canaal Tusschen Florida en Cuba Florida & Cuba
Johannes van Keulen
1687
B+
  $2,750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
One of the First Charts of the Florida Gulf Coast in Full Original Color

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This uncommon chart is believed to be the first sea chart of the eastern portion of the Gulf of Mexico, and shows Florida's gulf coast from Pensacola to Cape Florida, with the western part of Cuba. The cartography is based in part on Hessel Gerritsz' chart circa 1631, and nearly all the place names on the chart are Spanish. The chart is oriented with north to the left, with a bit of the Yucatan ...
231 Florida Florida
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1835
B
  $190.00
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An attractive map which details Florida a decade prior to attaining statehood. County configuration is current to 1833 with a large Alachua County occupying the region that would become Hillsborough County in 1834. The middle of the territory is dominated by a large Indian Reserve and Mosquito County along the east coast. Lake Okeechobee (here Lake Macaco) is incorrectly located, which w...
232 Florida Florida
H.S. Tanner
1839
A
  $180.00
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This map of Florida shows towns, railroads, forts, roads, canals, major rivers, and lakes. There are references to forts, battlefields, and routes used by the Army during the Seminole War. There are also three inset maps detailing Pensacola, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine. Water routes from St. Augustine and Pensacola to various ports are described above and below the map. Although copyrighted...
233 North America XIV Florida Florida
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1845
B+
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Early and very detailed, steel engraved map of Florida that was published around the time of statehood. The western panhandle, from Apalachicola to the Perdido River, is shown in an inset on the same scale. South Florida is virtually empty of settlement, but is bisected by a long Passage for small boats across the Everglades as reported by the Indians. Central Florida which was identifie...
234 Florida. Nach den Besten Quellen Bearbeitet Florida
Joseph Meyer
1850
B+
  $170.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is an interesting map of the state of Florida based on the important Mitchell series showing towns, forts, roads, canals, major rivers and lakes. The map reflects the configuration of counties in 1846, prior to the formation of Holmes County in the panhandle (1847) and Putnam County in the northeast (1848). Central Florida is dominated by a large Indian Reserve with a "Track of the I...
235 Map of the State of Florida Showing the Progress of the Surveys Accompanying Annual Report of Commissioner Genl. Land Office Florida
General Land Office
1866
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This detailed map is drawn on a scale of 18 miles to the inch with most of the state shown as surveyed. Also depicted are towns, cities, forts, rivers, lakes, swamps and many early trails and roads. The map extends to the Keys, Dry Tortugas Island and Ft. Jefferson, and locates Ft. Lauderdale, Boca Rabones, Key Biscayne and scores of smaller keys. It is signed in the plate by Joseph S. W...
236 Map of Florida Florida
Hiram H. Hardesty
1884
B+
  $50.00
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This fine map of the state extends to show the Dry Tortugas in the south and southern Georgia and Alabama in the north. County configuration predates the 1887 addition of Citrus and Pasco counties from Hernando along the Gulf Coast. Towns and cities, railroads, rivers, lakes, and more are located.
237 Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Genl. W. Scott U.S.A. Central Florida
U.S. War Department
1836
A
  $65.00
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Major Gen. W. Scott prepared this map to accompany a report to the War Dept. on the progress of the Seminole Wars. It covers from Pilatka to Tampa Bay and shows the various battle grounds and troop movements through the region. Small inset at top shows the whole state of Florida. At lower right the larger inset is the Battle Ground of Major Dade. It locates the position of the Indians a...
238 Pagus Hispanorum in Florida St. Augustine, Florida
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
A
  $300.00
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An interesting view of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and the northernmost bastion of the Spanish empire in America. The prosperous city, fort and harbor are bustling with activity. Ships fill the harbor and the foreground is crowded with scenes of indigenous occupation and European colonists. The mountains in the background are fictional, but otherwise the engraving presen...
239 A View of the Town and Castle of St. Augustine, and the English Camp Before It June 20 1740 St. Augustine, Florida
Thomas Silver
1740
A
  $150.00
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This is a depiction of British General John Oglethorpe's first unsuccessful expedition against the Spanish at St. Augustine. The bird's-eye view depicts the Matanza River, the castle, the North and South Channel, and warships in the foreground. A lengthy key and explanatory notes fill the bottom third of map. General Oglethorpe was the founder of the American colony of Georgia, which was...
240 Gezigt van't Spaansche Vlek Pensacola, aa de Baay van dien naam, in de Golf van Mexiko, Beoosten den Uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi Pensacola, Florida
Isaac Tirion
1743
A
  $110.00
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This view shows the early Spanish settlement at Pensacola in 1743, from Santa Rosa Island looking south from inside the bay. This is the first eyewitness view of Pensacola. Tirion's engraving is based on a drawing by Frenchman Dominic Serres. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1...
241 Piano del Porto, e Degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola Pensacola, Florida
Giuseppe Pazzi
1763
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce Italian edition is a very detailed plan of the port and harbor of Pensacola. It features soundings, anchorages, rivers, etc, and extends to show most of Isola de Santa Rosa. With several early coastal place names. A few rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lis add to the elegant composition. Two distance scales lie below title. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Violante Vanni under th...
242 Puerto de Panzacola Pensacola, Florida
Direccion de Hidrografia
1818
B+
  $200.00
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This rare Spanish map is from the second edition of Portulano de la America Setentrional... and depicts the important port of Pensacola. The map is finely engraved to illustrate the topography of the coast with soundings, shoals and anchorages identified. Engraved above the neatline at top is Seno Mexicano, and the engraver's initials "TG" are imprinted directly below the bottom ne...
243 The State of Georgia Georgia
Mathew Carey
1818
B+
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare, Early Map of Georgia with its Modern Boundary

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This 1818 issue of Carey's map of Georgia is from the rare, late 1818 revised edition of the General Atlas. Two editions of the General Atlas were published in 1818, the first simply bearing the date "1818" on the title page, with the latter noted as "Third Edition Improved" and dated "June 12, 1818." Changes were made to a number of American maps in the June 1818 edition, however ...
244 Territory of Idaho Idaho
General Land Office
1876
B
  $65.00
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This map was issued in the General Land Office's annual report for 1876. It shows the progress of the surveys, which was mostly taking place in the southern portion of the territory. Names 11 counties with the center of the territory lacking any information except for a few rivers. A legend at right identifies land offices, county seats, railroad limits, and Indian reservations. Drawn on a sca...
245 Blanchard's Township Map of Illinois Showing All the Rail Roads, Stations, and Towns Being a Complete Shippers Guide to the State with Parts of Iowa and Missouri... Illinois
Rufus Blanchard
1867
B
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a very scarce, pre-fire Chicago map published at 52 La Salle Street in Chicago. Counties are delineated in full hand color, and the transportation network is prominently depicted across the state. A legend at lower right identifies completed railroads, proposed railroads, county seats and towns. A table to the left of the map shows population growth by county and reveals that Cook Count...
246 [Lot of 5] Plan of Chicago Harbor [and] [Improvement of the Harbor of Chicago...] [and] Michigan City [and] A Map of Public Works at St. Joseph...[with report] Chicago, Illinois, Lake Michigan
1840
A
  $750.00
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Early Maps of Chicago

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These four early maps of Chicago were issued in the 26-page Report from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Copies of Reports of the Topographical Bureau in Relation to Internal Improvements in the Territory of Wisconsin..., by Captain Thomas Jefferson Cram of the Topographical Engineers (report included). Cram (1804-1883) was born in New Hampshire and graduated fourth in his class f...
247 Iowa Iowa
H.S. Tanner
1844
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map of Iowa Territory depicts 31 counties clustered along the Mississippi River in the southeast. There are a number of early settlements and roads confined to this region. The majority of the territory is divided among Indian nations: the Sioux in the north, and the Sauks and Foxes, Iowas and Pottawattamies in the south - separated by a large swath through the middle labeled Neutral Gro...
248 Carte de Kentucke, d'Apres les Observations Actuelles; Dediee a l'Honorable Congres des Etats-Unis de l'Amerique... [in book] Histoire de Kentucke, Nouvelle Colonie a l'Ouest de la Virginie... Kentucky
John Filson
1785
B+
  $1,600.00
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The First Map of Kentucky

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Filson's landmark, rare map of Kentucky extends from the Ohio River in the north to the Cumberland River in the south. It contains numerous notes on the topography and nature of the land and features a legend identifying forts, villages, mills, and even the "huts of savages" (Indian settlements). John Filson (1753 - 1788) was the first Historian of Kentucky. Moving from Pennsylvania about 1782,...
249 Rough Sketch of That Part of Red Rivir in Which the Great Raft Is Situated and the Bayous, Lakes, Swamps &c. Belonging to, or in Its Vicinity Louisiana
U.S. Gov.
1834
B+
  $70.00
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This basic map covers the lower Red River and demonstrates the "Great Raft" that reached its peak in the 1830s. The Great Raft was a huge log jam that covered approximately 150 miles and resulted in high water levels in the river and created new lakes and bayous. Steamboat builder and head of the Western River Improvements for the Corps of Engineers, Captain Henry Miller Shreve, began systematic...
250 Louisiana Louisiana
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A fine map of the state with thirty-three parishes delineated and named. Shows good detail along the coast including marshes and bays, and depicts numerous towns and settlements as well as a few early railroads. Not to be confused with the maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, this map is several inches larger and carries much more information.
251 A New Map of Louisiana with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes Louisiana
Mitchell/Cowperthwait
1851
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map of Louisiana locates numerous towns and villages, roads, railroads (established, in progress, and proposed), canals, and rivers. There is a large and detailed plan of New Orleans at top right with a key identifying districts and places of interest. Three tables give the steamboat routes between New Orleans and Pittsburgh, Natchitoches, and Balize. A handsome map with decorative borders...
252 Louisiana Louisiana
Joseph Hutchins Colton
1855
B+
  $35.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A detailed map of the state delineated by county with railroads, roads, canals, cites and villages depicted. County development is current to 1852 with the appearance of Winn County in the northern part of the state, but prior to the renaming of Lafourche Interior to Lafourche (1853). Surrounded by Colton's strapwork border.
253 [2 Maps in Report] Map of the Northern Part of the State of Maine and the Adjacent British Provinces' [and] Extract from a Map of the British and French Dominions in the North America by Jn O. Mitchell [in report] Maine
U.S. Gov.
1838
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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The first map details the boundary dispute between the United States and Great Britain relating to Maine. Hand coloring is used to show the boundary as claimed by the United States and by Great Britain, with a third line labeled "that of the Arbiter" which closely corresponds to Maine's present-day border with Canada. A table gives the major points of contention in this border dispute. Another ...
254 Map of the Coast of Maine [Western Part] Maine
George H. Walker & Co.
1893
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map depicts cycling routes in red overprinting, and covers the region from Kittery north to above Rockport. Includes excellent detail along the coastline and surrounding islands. Folds into pictorial paper covers featuring images of the region. Walker also produced a 1905 version of this map and replaced cycling routes with automobile routes.
255 [Lot of 2] Geologic Map of Mount Desert Island Maine [and] Quaternary Deposits of Mount Desert Island Maine Eastern Maine
U.S.G.S
1889
B+
  $190.00
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These two geological maps were issued about 30 years prior to the formation of Acadia National Park. The maps were included in Nathaniel Shaler's geological report of the island that was published in the 8th Annual Report of the U.S. Geological Survey. The first map depicts the geology of the underlying bedrock, while the second map presents the areas of the island where bedrock lies near the su...
256 [Lot of 3] Maryland Geological Survey - Baltimore County Atlas Baltimore, Maryland
1914-25
B+
  $150.00
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Colorful, Large-Scale Maps of Baltimore and Vicinity

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These large maps were issued as the atlas to accompany the text volume for Baltimore County issued in 1929. The maps were a partnership between the Maryland Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey, and present the forests, soil profiles, and geology of the region through a combination of color and texture. The resulting visual information is both informative and attractive. The list of...
257 A Map of Massachusets from the Best Authorities Massachusetts
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1794
B+
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This early map of the state of Massachusetts appeared in Stockdale’s London printing in 1794 of Jedidiah Morse’s rare The American Geography, containing 25 maps. Perhaps the first map of the state following the Revolutionary War, it locates many rivers, towns, and cities. Boston Harbor, Plymouth Bay, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Island are all identified. Morse's American Geograph...
258 Map of Boston and the Country Adjacent, from Actual Surveys Boston, Massachusetts
Henry F. Walling
1860
B
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large, colorful folding map details the region surrounding Boston from Foxborough and Brockton (here North Bridgewater) in the south up to Lowell in the north. There is excellent detail with the major streets of larger towns shown including Boston, Roxbury, Chelsea, Salem, etc. Drawn on a scale of one mile per inch. Locates railroads, wagon roads, and shows many individual buildings...
259 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de Michigan Michigan
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
B+
  $250.00
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This fine, early map of Michigan Territory is from the French edition of the Carey and Lea atlas. The western boundary is shown on a line 10° 30' West Longitude from Washington, resulting in Green Bay and a strip of present-day Wisconsin being incorporated into Michigan. The Frontiere Indienne divides lower Michigan on a diagonal line. The only settlements shown are in the southeast arou...
260 Rand, McNally & Co.'s Township, County and Railroad Map of Michigan and the Entire Upper Lake Region, Showing the Celebrated Mining Districts of the Northern Peninsula... Michigan
Rand McNally& Co.
1879
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This pocket map of the state extends west to include Chicago, portions of Wisconsin, and far eastern Minnesota. It is delineated by county and features a dense railroad network in red overprinting across much of the state. On the northern peninsula, a number of copper mines are located and identified near Ontonagon. This copper rich area was subject to a mining boom in the 1840s, and by the tim...
261 Map of the Copper Range of Northern Michigan Northern Michigan
1905
B
  $110.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This pocket map of the Keweenaw Peninsula is color-coded to show the commercial interests in the region including lands owned by St. Mary's Canal Company, Keweenaw Association Limited, Calumet and Herda Mining Co., Tamarack and Osceola and Allied Co., and the Copper Range Company. This copper rich area was subject to a mining boom in the 1840s, and by the time of the publication of this map the r...
262 [Lot of 2] County Map of Minnesota [and] Minnesota Minnesota
1866-72
  $75.00
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A. County Map of Minnesota, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, dated 1866 (12.7 x 13.9"). This detailed map locates counties, towns and cities, roads, Indian agencies, rivers, lakes, and railroads both proposed and operational. County configuration is current to 1865, but the locations of Rock and Pipestone counties in the southwest corner of the state are inexplicably reversed. There are brie...
263 A New Map of Mississippi with Its Roads & Distances Mississippi
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
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An attractive 19th century map of pre-Civil War Mississippi with good detail of the numerous towns and villages, roads, and rivers. Two railroads are identified in red and connect Jackson and Port Gibson to the Mississippi River. Distances are noted between cities along main roads. A table at left gives the steamboat routes between Natchez and New Orleans, and Natchez to Pittsburg. The map is ...
264 Map of the State of Missouri Missouri
Hinton, Simpkin & Marshall
1832
A
  $130.00
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Attractive, early map of the state with settlement confined along the Mississippi and Missouri rivers and early county development. Many of the western counties exist in name only with no settlements shown and a massive Wayne County dominates the south. The Bounty Lands are shown in the north and several Indian nations are noted in the western part of the state. A fascinating map of the s...
265 No. 3. Map of the Harbor of St. Louis, Mississippi River. Oct. 1837 St. Louis, Missouri
Robert E. Lee
1837
A
  $160.00
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Robert E. Lee surveyed and produced three maps of the Mississippi River in 1837. This one, joined on two sheets, covers that portion of the river in the vicinity of St. Louis and includes a street plat of the city (with many streets named). It locates stone quarries, lime kilns, Indian mounds, etc. The islands of Cascarot (partial), Bloody, Duncan's, and part of Cahoe are shown. There are prop...
266 [Lot of 2] Custer's Battle-Field (June 25th 1876) Surveyed and Drawn Under the Personal Supervision of Lieut. Edward Maguire Corps of Engineers U.S.A. [with] Annual Report of Lieutenant Edward Maguire... Montana
Lieut. Edward Maguire
1876
B+
  $550.00
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An excellent terrain map of the scene of Custer's defeat that was made shortly after the infamous massacre of the 7th Cavalry. Maguire was attached to a column that came to Reno's rescue and upon departure of the hostile Indians he proceeded to the scene of the disaster. Drawn by Sergeant Charles Becker, the map details the area, locates the graves of 12 fallen soldiers and officers, including L...
267 New Hampshire by Recent Survey Made Under the Supreme Authority and Published According to Law New Hampshire
Philip Carrigan
1816
C+
  $3,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
The First State-Sponsored Map of New Hampshire

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This magnificent, large-format, highly detailed map of the state was a milestone in the cartography of New Hampshire. According to David Cobb, author of New Hampshire Maps to 1900, this "is the most detailed and accurate map of the state produced in the early nineteenth century."

In fact, a major struggle for states following the Revolutionary War was keeping up to date maps. No...
268 The Jerseys, &c, &c New Jersey
Thomas Conder
1788
B+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Fine, early map of the state with much information including many towns, villages, roads, watershed and counties,and topographical information. The map extends to show New York City, parts of Long Island and Connecticut, and the Delaware Bay. The Whorekill Road is named, ending at Lewes. Important Revolutionary War places are marked with icons and some dates. Published in William Gordon's Th...
269 Page's Map of New Mexico New Mexico
H.R. Page
1881
A
  $275.00
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This large map is a scarce issue of New Mexico Territory by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. There are only 12 counties and incomplete surveys, with most settlement clustered in the Rio Grande valley and along the railways. It locates a large array of railroads, roads and trails, lakes and rivers. A rarely seen map that is a worthy addition to any serious New Mexico map collect...
270 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique du New-York New York
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
B+
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This striking map of New York is from the French edition of the Carey and Lea atlas. It includes a Profil du Niveau du Grand Canal (a profile depicting the levels of the Erie Canal) and descriptive text concerning the topography, natural curiosities, history, population, government, and more. Counties, roads, towns, rivers, and canals are included on map. Hamilton and Herkimer counties a...
271 The Hudson by Daylight Map from New York Bay to the Head of Tide Water... New York
Wallace Bruce
1902
B+
  $150.00
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A remarkable map in strip-chart format that is over 100 inches long! Includes amazing detail that is drawn on a scale of 1.5 miles per inch. Complied from U.S. Coast Survey data, this extraordinary map includes the names of prominent residences along the Hudson, historical landmarks and Indian names. Blank verso. Complete with 30 pp. of text and illustrated with photographs. Folds into pape...
272 Sketch of the Country Illustrating the Late Engagement in Long Island Colonial Eastern New York, Revolutionary War
Anonymous
1776
B
  $160.00
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This is the first edition, published in October 1776, of this map that shows the initial troop positions and battle activity of this important and early American Revolution battle. Troop and battle deployments are clearly shown. A fascinating Revolutionary War map designed to inform the British people about the American cause of independence.
273 Asher & Adams New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of New York. Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, New York, Richmond, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk Counties Southeastern New York
Asher & Adams
1870
B+
  $180.00
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This striking map covers the region of Downstate New York, which includes Manhattan, Long Island, and nearby counties Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester. Neighborhoods are delineated, and towns, railroads, canals, post offices, wagon roads, harbors, and more are located. Bordering parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are visible as well. At the bottom of the map is a "time indicato...
274 Port du Lac Champlain a White Hall / White Hall, Lake Champlain / Lacus Champlain Portus ad White Hall / Der Haven White-Hall ain Champlain-See White Hall, New York
J. Milbert
1828
A
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the northeast US, accompanied by rich text describing his experiences with the people, culture, religion...
275 Port Militaire a Sacketts Harbourg / Military Post, Sacketts Harbor / Sacketts Harbourg Military Portus / Militairhafen zu Sacketts Harbourg Sackets Harbor, New York
J. Milbert
1828
A
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Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the northeast US, accompanied by rich text describing his experiences with the people, culture, religion...
276 Map of the Lands Included in the Central Park... [on sheet with] Plan for the Improvement of the Central Park... [bound in] First Annual Report on the Improvement of the Central Park, New York New York City, New York
1857
B
  $350.00
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The First Survey & Plan of Central Park

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This pair of maps was printed on a single, large sheet (44.7 x 32.5") and was published by the Central Park Project's first Chief Engineer, Egbert Viele. The New York State assembly approved the creation of Central Park in 1853, which was the first urban recreation park in the United States. It consisted of over 800 acres of mostly swampy land from 59th to 106th Street that required highly detai...
277 West Point New York West Point, New York
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1883
B+
  $800.00
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A highly detailed and accurate plan of the Military Academy extends to include the Delafield Reservoir, observatory and the Engineer's Gardens. There is good detail of the fortified Fort Clinton and its batteries. The legend identifies 43 important buildings, including hospitals, magazines, cadet guard house, cadet laundry, hotel, stables and rail-road workshops. This is an early (May, 1883) ed...
278 Soil Map Suffolk and Nassau Counties - Eastern Sheet New York Long Island, New York
USDA
1928
B+
  $100.00
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This impressive map covers the eastern third of Long Island from Riverhead to Montauk. It presents the soils of the region through 32 different colors and shades, and the results are visually striking. The base topographical map was provided by the U.S. Geological Survey. In addition to the soil types, the map depicts roads, railroads, cities and towns, county boundaries, topography and more. ...
279 A New and Accurate Map of North Carolina, in North America North Carolina
Anonymous
1779
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce map of North Carolina published during the American Revolution, is apparently based on Henry Mouzon's 1778 foundation map of the region. It is filled with details including rivers, early settlements, and a number of court houses. The counties are named but their boundaries are not delineated. The Old Boundary Line of South Carolina is noted. The title is enclosed in an...
280 Geology of the Gold Region of North Carolina [bound in] The American Journal of Science and Arts Vol. XVI. - July, 1829 Western North Carolina
Amos Doolittle
1829
A
  $475.00
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First Geological Map of North Carolina

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This is one of the more difficult to find American Journal of Science volumes because it contains Elisha Mitchell's map Geology of the Gold Region of North Carolina and his accompanying article. This important map appears to be the first published geological map of any part of North Carolina as it predates the earliest example listed in Marcou & Marcou's Mapoteca Geologica...
281 Ohio Ohio
Anthony Finley
1827
A
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map has original hand color by county. Beautifully engraved to show towns and cities as well as early roads. County development suggests a date of circa 1826, with several recently formed counties depicted, including Marion, Seneca, Crawford, and Holmes. Engraved by Young & Delleker. Finley published his atlases between 1824 to 1834, with separate issues published in the years 1824, 26, 2...
282 The Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Ohio Exhibiting Its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c. Ohio
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1833
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This finely engraved, early edition pocket map of Ohio is printed on thin, banknote-style paper. Counties are delineated via hand color and the map shows many early roads, towns, and watershed. Of particular interest is the National Road, prominently shown running through the middle of the state. The bottom of the map contains a profile of the Ohio and Erie Canal. The map folds into ori...
283 Indian Territory Oklahoma
General Land Office
1885
B+
  $180.00
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A most interesting and detailed map reflecting the status of lands allocated to various tribes (color-coded). Indian removals from 'home lands' began as early as 1817, and in the years following many of the principal Eastern Indian tribes were relocated to the region with the Five Civilized Tribes having formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1885, however, representatives of some fif...
284 Progress of Survey and Subdivision Indian Territory Oklahoma
U.S. Department of Interior
1896
B+
  $300.00
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This rarely seen map exactly matches the configuration of the State of Sequoyah the Indians attempted to create in 1905 in an effort to thwart the expansive tendencies of the United States. The regions of the Chickasaw, Choctaw, Creek, Seminole, Cherokee, and several other Indian tribes are named. The Territory of Oklahoma hovers ominously in the northwest. This historical map was compil...
285 Neueste Karte von Pennsylvania mit Seinen Canaelen, Eisenbahnen &c. Nach den Bessten Quellen Bearbeitet Pennsylvania
Joseph Meyer
1845
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A very handsome map with good detail throughout locating numerous towns and villages, rivers, railroads, and roads. A table at bottom left gives the steamboat routes between Philadelphia to New York via Trenton, New York via Bordertown, and Baltimore via New Castle, and the route between Pittsburgh and Louisville. At top are profile views along the Pennsylvania Canal and another along the Columbi...
286 [Lot of 7 - Portfolio Atlas] Geology of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
Henry Darwin Rogers
1858
B+
  $450.00
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Begun in 1836 and lasting until 1842, the first Pennsylvania Geological Survey would not publish its results until 1858 due to budget problems and other delays. Despite these setbacks, in George Merrill's words, Rogers' final report "was an epoch-making work, and beyond question the most important document on the geology of America that had appeared up to date, with the exception of the final rep...
287 Colton's New Township Map of the State of Pennsylvania Pennsylvania
G. W. & C.B. Colton
1870
B
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This pocket map of the state is intricately detailed, with counties subdivided into individually colored townships. Despite the 1870 date, the county configuration is current to 1867. There is great detail of the state's railroads and canals, and coal mines are identified as well. Given the level of detail shown, the map would have been ideal for travelers passing through the state at the time....
288 Birds Eye View of Lancaster County and Vicinity - The Garden Spot of the United States Southeastern Pennsylvania
Hammond Publishing Co.
1906
B+
  $210.00
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A great chromolithographic birds-eye view that encompasses the entire area from York and Harrisburg east to Philadelphia and Trenton. The Susquehanna and Delaware rivers are prominently depicted, and a series of roads in red and black overprinting connect the cities and towns of the region. The verso contains text and photos describing the routes of the "Conestoga Traction Company" (trolley cars...
289 [3 Maps Bound in Report] Map of the Valley of the Alleghany River [and] Survey of the Allegheny River from Franklin to Pittsburgh ... No. 1 [and] No. 2 [in report] Survey of Allegany River... Western Pennsylvania
U.S. War Department
1838
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This 36 page report includes 2 maps (on 3 sheets) showing the recent survey results along the Allegheny River. The first map, Map of the Valley of the Alleghany River (11.0 x 13.6") provides an overview of the entire river and its tributaries from the headwaters just east of Coudersport, PA. to the confluence with the Ohio River at Pittsburgh. The second map entitled Survey of the Alle...
290 A Map of Philadelphia and Parts Adjacent Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Scull & Heap
1753
B
  $350.00
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The Gentleman's Magazine published several versions of Scull and Heap's important map of 1750. This Pre-Revolutionary War issue is the less common edition that contains the table of distances below the cartouche, as opposed to the more commonly seen map published in 1777 (GENT-256). The map holds special value as a historical document because it shows the names of owners of estates and fa...
291 Philadelphia Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
H.S. Tanner
1836
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Nice early-19th century plan of the central city divided into wards in a key at bottom. An extensive index table at side lists banks, churches, hotels and public buildings.
292 A Plan of Port Royal Harbour in Carolina with the Proposed Forts... Port Royal, South Carolina
Herman Moll
1729
A
  $180.00
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With numerous soundings and anchorages in the harbor, the map also shows the proposed fort on St. Helena Island, Hilton Head, and Bauford Town on Port Royal Island. A note below the title explains that the harbor is safe and provides access to "ye best Country in Carolina." Off-shore from Hilton Head is Uncertain-Ground with a large area of sea-bed that is All Dry at Low-water<...
293 A Plan of Charles Town the Capital of South Carolina, with the Harbour, Islands, and Forts; the Attack on Fort Sulivan by His Majesty's Ships Under Sir Peter Parker... Charleston, South Carolina, Revolutionary War
John Lodge
1780
A
  $450.00
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Fascinating Revolutionary War battle plan that shows the British attack on Charleston that occurred on June 28, 1776. The British fleet under Admiral Peter Parker bombarded Fort Sullivan, but was unable to destroy it and in fact were forced to retreat and withdraw to New York under heavy fire. The map locates the British 1st and 2nd brigades on Long Island, and shows...
294 [Lot of 4] [Untitled - Charleston Harbor] [with Report and 2 Other Charts] Charleston, South Carolina
U.S. War Department
1835
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This uncommon, 19 page report concerns the suspension of construction of Fort Sumter in 1834, only five years after construction commenced. Of particular interest is the untitled chart showing the approaches to Charleston. Using a scale of four inches to one mile, it served as the basis for subsequent maps of the Coast Survey. A note at lower left says "The dotted lines on the bottom of the Har...
295 Map of Charleston South Carolina [in] Guide to Charleston Illustrated. Being a Sketch of the History of Charleston, S.C... Charleston, South Carolina
1875
B
  $180.00
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An excellent reconstruction-era guide to Charleston containing many illustrations of prominent buildings, businesses, landmarks, and more. The frontispiece map shows the city street layout, railroads, over 30 named wharfs, 83 numbered and named public buildings, and such features as the Washington Race Course, U. S. Arsenal, and Site of Forte of 1812. The map is dated 1869-70 and is a splendid v...
296 Sketch of the Battle of Hobkirks Hill, Near Camden. On the 25th April, 1781 Camden, South Carolina
William Faden
1794
B+
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This Revolutionary War map is a seldom-seen example that was drawn at the time of this battle in South Carolina. Drawn by British Capt. Vallancey, it shows the position of the troops of the Tory Lord Rawdon versus the American General Nathanial Greene. Noted on the map are Log Town (destroy'd) and Mr. Charlestons burnt. Rawdon's troops won this battle, but had casualties of...
297 [Lot of 4 - Battle at Wounded Knee Maps] [bound in] Report of the Secretary of War. Volume I. South Dakota
U.S. Army
1892
A
  $750.00
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These four maps are still bound into the Congressional report on the movements of the U.S. military forces and the Indian band of Chief Big Feet that finally led to the tragic battle on December 29, 1890, ending the long history of the Indian Wars in the Dakotas. The maps are individually described below.

A. Map of the Country Embraced in the Recent Campaign Against the Hostile Siou...
298 [Lot of 3] A Geological Map of the Black Hills by Professor N.H. Winchell... [and] Map of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills, July and August, 1874... [and] Map of the Black Hills... Black Hills, South Dakota
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1874
B
  $220.00
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A nice set of three matched maps from Ludlow's report detailing Custer's Expedition into the Black Hills:

A. A Geological Map of the Black Hills by Professor N.H. Winchell to Accompany the Report of Capt. William Ludlow U.S. Engineers, printed color (17.7 x 25.3"). In the summer of 1874, Custer was tasked with reconnoitering a route to Bear Butte and exploring the vicinity. Gold...
299 Agricultural and Geological Map of Tennessee Tennessee
1896
B
  $130.00
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This large sheet contains a geological and topographical map of the state, and was issued by T. F. P. Allison, Commissioner of Agriculture. The geological map was compiled by the State Geologist, J. M. Stafford, and presents 13 different geological types highlighted by color and shading, and also identifies iron ore belts, copper mines, zinc works, and oil wells. The topographical map below it w...
300 Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities, by J.H. Young Texas
Charles Desilver
1856
A
  $650.00
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This handsome and uncommon map is a derivative of Young’s influential map of the young state of Texas, published by Charles Desilver. The organized counties extend only to Cooke in the north and Kinney in the southwest. The western edge of the frontier is marked with a line of army forts separating the settled region from the vast area noted as rolling table lands and desolate plains Destitut...
301 [Lot of 3] County Map of Texas [and] Gray's Atlas Map of Texas [and] Tunison's Texas and Indian Territory Texas
1867-85
  $700.00
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A. County Map of Texas, by Samuel Augustus Mitchell, dated 1867 (13.6 x 10.9"). One of the most attractive maps of the state of Texas, inset with a map of Galveston Bay, and Vicinity. West Texas is made up of Young Territory, Bexar Territory, El Paso and Presidio counties, and clearly shows the Llano Estacado or Staked Plain with a notation about the region being "destitu[t...
302 Atlas of the United States. Texas Texas
Lloyd
1873
A
  $150.00
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This scarce map appeared in a New Topographical Atlas of the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia...Together with Maps of the United States and Territories, published by Stedman, Brown & Lyon in Baltimore. The map presents good detail throughout the settled part of the state, with county configurations current to 1868 (prior to Wilson being renamed Cibilo in 1869). The western th...
303 Geological Map of Texas Texas
1916
B+
  $1,200.00
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Large, detailed and very colorful map locates seventeen different geological types through the use of color and pattern. The map is likely a compilation of earlier publications on the geology of Texas. Prepared by J.A. Udden, C.L. Baker and Emil Bose of the University of Texas. An extensive legend explains each geological type. Very interesting vertical sections show in detail the various geol...
304 Map of the Country Adjacent to the Left Bank of the Rio Grande Below Matamoros... Southern Texas
U.S. Gov.
1847
B+
  $200.00
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This topographical map was created by Lieut. John D. Webster with assistance from T.E. Mullomny. It details a strategic portion of the Rio Grande from Matamoros to Boca Chica at the southernmost tip of Texas, an area with significance in the Mexican-American War. Details includes forts, camps, roads and towns, topography by hachure, vegetation, and numerous soundings in the Rio Grande. ...
305 [Lot of 2] Map of Salt Lakes to Accompany Statement of W.B. Blanchard in Appendix F No. 3 [bound in report] [and] Sketch of El Paso, Texas, and Vicinity; Showing Position of Astronomical Monument of 1878 Near Ft. Bliss Western Texas
U.S. War Department
1878
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This 159 page report concerns the El Paso Salt War, which was an ownership struggle between Anglo-Texans and Mexican inhabitants over use of the local salt lakes to the northeast of the Rio Grande River. The once political struggle climaxed with the capture of 20 Texas Rangers by a force of 500 local Mexicans. American reinforcements, including the arrival of the African-American 9th Cava...
306 Bahia de S. Bernardo Matagorda Bay, Texas
Direccion de Hidrografia
1809
B+
  $275.00
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First Engraved Map of Matagorda Bay

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According to Steeter, this was the first separately engraved map of St. Bernardo Bay (Matagorda Bay). Uncommon, if not rare, it shows the Colorado River emptying in the Lago de S. Bernardo which is connected to the Bay. The narrow entrance to the Gulf of Mexico is flanked by Ila de S. Francisco and Barra de S. Bernardo (Pass Cavallo between Matagorda Island and Matagorda Pe...
307 [Lot of 2] Sketch of the Sabine River Lake and Pass from Camp, Sabine to the Gulf - A Distance of About 300 Miles [With Report] Sabine River, Eastern Texas
J.H. Eaton
1838
A
  $160.00
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This survey was made shortly after Texas declared its Independence in 1835 and appears to have been the basis for a more detailed survey accomplished in 1840 to determine the eastern boundary of Texas. A most desirable and uncommonly seen map. Complete with the original 3 pp accompanying report from Major W.G. Belknap to the Secretary of the War. The report describes the work performed by Lieut...
308 Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah... Utah
Capt. M. Howard Stansbury
1852
A
  $220.00
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This map details Stansbury's important exploration of the Great Salt Lake Basin that permanently established much topography and many of the place names of northwestern Utah. It extends from the 42nd parallel and includes the Wasatch Mountains, Cache Valley and Ogden's Hole, and south to include Lake Utah and the Youab Valley. Indian, as well as Mormon, names are given for the creeks. A wonderfu...
309 Lloyd's Official Map of the State of Virginia from Actual Surveys by Order of the Executive 1828 & 1859... Virginia
James T. Lloyd
1862
B+
  $2,200.00
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Rare London Issue of Lloyd's Civil War Map of Virginia with Racist Commentary

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This scarce, large-scale folding map depicts Virginia during the Civil War, and was based on the Boye-Bucholtz four-sheet map of 1859. Originally published as a nine-sheet map in 1827, the Boye-Bucholtz map of Virginia was a landmark in its time, being "the largest and finest map of the state produced in the nineteenth century," according to Wooldridge. The surveying, drafting and engravi...
310 Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone, Wyoming
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1883
B+
  $190.00
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This map was issued in Hayden's 12th Annual Report for 1879, but not published until 1883. It shows the entire park from the Montana state line south to well beyond Yellowstone, Shoshone, Lewis and Heart Lakes, and from the border with Idaho east to the Yellowstone Range and the east fork of the Yellowstone River. Terrific detail of topography with contour intervals at 100 feet, watershed and nu...
311 Central America United States, Mexico & Central America
Chapman & Hall
1848
B
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Despite its title, this pocket map covers the entire United States and extends south to include Mexico and Central America. The new state of Texas is shown in its large stovepipe configuration, while Mexico is still in control of California and the Southwest. Present-day Oklahoma is named Western Territory and a huge Nebraska Territory occupies the region between the Rockies and the Misso...
312 Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c. Southwestern United States & Mexico, California
Nicolas Sanson
1683
A
  $550.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map was first published in 1656 and introduced the so-called second Sanson model of California as an island. This depiction shows a small peninsula (Agubela de Cato) above the island, two bays along the island's northern coast and two new place names, Tolaago and R. de Estiete. Sanson actually based this on information from the less well known map by Luke Foxe, b...
313 Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... Southwestern United States & Mexico, California
Nicholas de Fer
1700
B+
  $850.00 *Available for Purchase*    
De Fer's Important Map of the Island of California

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This small map is very important in the cartographic history of California and the Southwest. Ironically, it is one of the only maps of the period to focus on the island of California, and the first map to show the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the man who disproved that California island theory. According to Wagner, the map is purportedly based on a manuscript drawn by Father Kino ...
314 An Accurate Map of California, Drawn by the Society of Jesuits & Dedicated to the King of Spain Southwestern United States & Mexico
John Gibson
1757
A
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Map for California and Baja California Collectors

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This is the English edition of Miguel Venegas' map of Baja California, Mexico, and southern Arizona. This map appeared in Venegas' A Natural and Civil History of California (1758), which is often cited as the first work in English devoted entirely to California. Venegas' original work, Noticia de la California, y de su Conquista Temporal, y Espiritual Hasta el Tiempo Presente, publ...
315 Carte du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne, ou l'on Peut Suivre les Mouvemens des Costes [in] L'Histoire de l'Amerique ... Tome Troisieme Southwestern United States & Mexico
Thomas Kitchin
1780
A
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is volume three (of four) from the second French edition of William Robertson's History of America. The volume is divided into two books and covers Cortez's conquest of New Spain, and the conquest of Peru by Pizarro. Bound into the volume is Kitchin's map of the American Southwest and Mexico entitled Carte du Mexique ou de la Nouvelle Espagne, ou l'on Peut Suivre les Mouvemens des...
316 Spanish North America Southwestern United States & Mexico
John Thomson
1814
B
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The Spanish possessions in North America are the focus of this large, significant map. Especially noteworthy is the delineation of the great western river systems - particularly the Platte flowing east and south of the Rocky Mountains. The conflict between the United States and Spain at the beginning of the 19th century is vividly illustrated on this map. Spanish control of the southwest region...
317 Mexico, California and Texas Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas
John Tallis
1850
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the second, and most desirable, state of this fine steel-engraved map that was issued during a time of great transition in the region. After gold was discovered in California, the plate was re-engraved to include a vignette of gold panning and to locate the gold regions of California which are delineated through hand coloring. Texas is shown with its original state borders that in...
318 Mexico & Guatemala Western United States & Mexico, Texas
H.S. Tanner
1834
A
  $200.00
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This map of the southwest shows Texas as still a part of Mexico with Austins Colony noted. Sonora extends north into present-day Utah and is wedged between New Mexico and Upper California. The rivers Timpanogos and San Buenaventura run straight through the Great Basin into the Pacific. Insets include the Valley of Mexico and Guatemala. The map presents a grea...
319 Nouvelle Carte du Mexique, du Texas et d'une Partie des Etats Limitrophes... Western United States & Mexico, Texas, California
Adrien Hubert Brue
1840
B
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Brue's Landmark Map of the West Featuring the Republic of Texas

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This is the sixth edition of Brue's 1834 landmark map of the West and only the second edition to depict the Republic of Texas. It was separately issued and published posthumously by Charles Picquet. The map is significant for its depiction of Jedediah Smith's travels in the Great Basin region, showing his route with a solid line from just south of Lac Teguayo (Great Salt Lake) sout...
320 Central America II. Including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico Western United States & Mexico, Texas
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1842
B+
  $400.00
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This excellent map covers the southwestern United States just a few years before Mexico lost the region in the Mexican-American War. Texas is shown as an Independent Republic with its panhandle extending well north up to Spanish Peaks. Excellent detail throughout Texas shows many towns and villages, roads and trails, topography, and watershed. All of the Southwest and California are here...
321 North America Sheet XV Utah, New Mexico, Texas, California, &c. and the Northern States of Mexico Western United States & Mexico
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1859
B+
  $275.00
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This detailed map shows an evolving territorial configuration in the western United States. A large Utah Territory occupies the areas of present-day Nevada and Utah while New Mexico Territory encompasses the area from the Texas border to California, including the southern tip of Nevada. Below New Mexico Territory is an early Arizona - a reference to what would later become the Confederate Ter...
322 Nova Hispania, Nova Galicia, Guatimala Mexico & Central America
Hessel Gerritsz & Joannes de Laet
1625
A
  $300.00
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This fine map is the work of Hessel Gerritsz, one of the most important Dutch cartographers of the 17th century. Most of his work exists only in manuscript and these maps, published by De Laet, are the only Gerritsz maps available to the collector today. The map includes Mexico through Costa Rica with considerable detail. The large strapwork cartouche incorporates the title and distance scales ...
323 Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus Mexico & Central America
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This decorative map covers the region from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba, and is based on Blaeu's map of the Yucatan peninsula. Cozumel is named, and Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. This map is richly adorned with ships engaged in battle, Neptune and his entourage, and an elaborate title cartouche with Natives, putti, and a large shell.
324 Audience de Mexico Mexico
Nicolas Sanson
1700
B+
  $95.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is an attractive small map focusing on the region of central and southern Mexico with the Yucatan Peninsula. It is adorned with a drape-style title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
325 Amer. Sep. Partie du Mexique No. 59 Northern Mexico
Vandermaelen
1825-27
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet depicts much of northern Mexico from Monterrey west to Culiacan and north to Chihuahua and the Rio Grande River. The map is delineated by state and shows excellent detail of the topography, river systems, and network of roads and trails. Numerous mines are also located by tiny pickaxes.

The Atlas Universel contained 400 maps in six volumes. It was the first atlas mad...
326 De Stad Vera Cruz in Nieuw Spanje: Volgens de Spaansche Aftekening Veracruz, Mexico
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $60.00
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This bird's-eye plan shows the important port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz was the first port established in New Spain by Hernan Cortes in 1519, and later was a scene of many battles during the ensuing years. The plan depicts the port with St. Juan d'Ulloa across the bay and soundings within the bay. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edit...
327 De Reede en Haven van Vera Cruz Veracruz, Mexico
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $55.00
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This chart shows the important port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. Veracruz was the first port established in New Spain by Hernan Cortes in 1519, and later was a scene of many battles during the ensuing years. The chart depicts the islands, rocks, shoals, and soundings in the surrounding waters to aid in navigation. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch...
328 Pas-kaart van de Zee Kusten van Carthagena Tierra Firma Costa Rica ende Honduras Tusschen Rio Grande de S. Martha en Cabo de Gratias Dios Central America & Northern South America
Johannes van Keulen
1687
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This superb sea chart covers the Atlantic coast from Honduras to Colombia. The Golfo de Panama is also delineated. Four small inset maps, including a detailed view of Cartegena harbor, hide the relatively unknown inland regions of Columbia and Central America. The map is oriented with south at the top, as indicated by two compass roses, and is embellished with rhumb lines and a large, figurativ...
329 Amer. Sep. Partie du Guatemala No. 72 Honduras & Nicaragua
Vandermaelen
1825
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet depicts Honduras & Nicaragua, with parts of El Salvador, Guatemala and Belize. There is excellent detail of the topography, river systems, and a small network of roads and trails.

The Atlas Universel contained 400 maps in six volumes. It was the first atlas made up of lithographed maps, and the first to present all the maps on the same scale (1: 1,641,836), with each m...
330 A Draught of the Windward Coast of the Mosquito Shore from Point Pattuck to St. Johns and Continued on the Spanish Main, to Escuda Veragua, with the Islands, Keys, and Shoals, from the Latest Authorities Nicaragua & Costa Rica
John Lodge
1785
A
  $230.00
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This map details the Gulf Coast of Costa Rica and Nicaragua, extending south to Bocas del Torro in Panama. Rivers, points, and lagoons are identified along the coast, with a land approach view of the area around Bluefields filling the blank interior. The waters are filled with anchorages, soundings, rocks, and shoals, and numerous small keys are named. A dotted line demarcates the area for whi...
331 Isthmus of Panama Nicaragua, Costa Rica & Panama
John Tallis
1850
B+
  $100.00
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Lovely map of the region from Nicaragua through Panama, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. There are three proposed canals and roads shown; two in Panama, and another in Nicaragua. The map is ornamented with two steel-engraved vignettes: The Fort at Chagres and Gold Seekers on their way over the Cordilleras, designed and engraved by H. Warren and J. Wrightson respectively.
332 Carte Particuliere de l'Isthme de Panama, Golfe de Darien, Cote de Carthagene, Jusqu'a Ste. Marthe Panama
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1730
A
  $150.00
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An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. The map extends to include the northwestern coastline of Colombia to the Magdalena River. The focus of the map is on the mountains and river systems, although a number of place names are included, such as Portobelo, Panama City, Sta. Maria, and Cartagena. Adorned with a ...
333 Atlantic & Pacific Junction. Topographical Map of a Portion of the Isthmus of Darien in Site of Proposed Inter-Oceanic Navigation, August, 1852 Panama
Lionel Gisborne
1854
B+
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Nice detailed lithographed map showing the site of the proposed canal from Caledonia Bay in the Atlantic to Darien Harbor in the Pacific. Profile of the canal and notes describe the proposed canal, soundings, etc. This map was first published in Lionel Gisborne's "The Isthmus of Darien in 1852: Journal of the Expedition of Inquiry for the Junction of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans," which docum...
334 The Scots Settlement in America Called New Caledonia... New Caledonia, Panama
Herman Moll
1729
B+
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This copper engraved map is one of the few maps that show the short-lived Scottish settlement of New Caledonia on the north coast of Panama on the Isthmus of Darien. The isthmus was of strategic importance in the overland exchange of goods between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The Company of Scotland, led by William Paterson, established the settlement with 1,200 Scots in 1698. The colony fa...
335 The Taking of Porto Bello by Vice Admiral Vernon on the 22d of Nov. 1739 with Six Men of War Only Portobelo, Panama
Thomas Bowles
1743
B+
  $2,000.00
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Rare View of Battle of Portobelo

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This dramatic engraving depicts the Battle of Porto Bello (or Portobelo), a conflict between Britain and Spain during the War of Jenkins' Ear, part of the War of the Austrian Succession. Portobelo was a strategic Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. After taking part in a failed attempt to capture a fully laden Spanish treasure ship departing from Portobelo in 17...
336 Piano di Porto Bello Portobelo, Panama
Giuseppe Pazzi
1763
A
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This is a handsome and beautifully engraved chart of historic Portobello Bay, which was a Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. It locates Forte Farnese on the point, the Governors Plantation, and presents the town in a simple block pattern. Adjacent to the town is the fortified Castello de la Gloria, and across the bay is the Castello de ...
337 De Stad en Haven van Porto-Bello Portobelo, Panama
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $60.00
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A beautifully rendered and highly detailed copper engraved plan of this important city on the Caribbean side of Panama. The map provides a terrific picture of the harbors, towns, forts and countryside. Details include soundings, shoals, rocks and the road to Panama City. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History....
338 Porto Bello and the Adjacent Coast from a Spanish M.S. Portobelo, Panama
British Admiralty
1820
A
  $300.00
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This British Admiralty Chart was first published in 1817 based on information gathered from a Spanish manuscript by Captain Taite. The chart shows the city and harbor of Porto Bello, as well as the surrounding coastline. The chart is filled with navigational notes, soundings, and rocks. The map extends north to include the Farallon Sucio islands. A land approach view, by Lieutenant Benjamin Ba...
339 Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Willem Blaeu
1640
B
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Map of the West Indies Based on Voyage of Hessel Gerritsz

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This fine map centered on the West Indies reflects the firsthand knowledge of Hessel Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628. It covers the same region as the Gerritsz map of 1631; from the Chesapeake Bay to the northern coastline of South America, with the addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature in North America is virtually ide...
340 Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
B+
  $500.00
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This is the first state of this outstanding map of the West Indies that also incorporates the eastern coast of North America from the Chesapeake Bay through the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and the northern coast of South America. The cartography is based on Hessel Gerritsz' chart of 1631 and Blaeu's map of 1634. The scenic title cartouche fills the North American continent and an equally gra...
341 Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1765
A
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A fine map covering the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The peninsula of Florida is shown as an archipelago of small islands, and the mythical Lake Parime is depicted in the interior of South America. There is considerable detail throughout including numerous place names along the coastlines and navigational hazards in the waters....
342 Carte du Golfe du Mexique, des Isles et des Pays Adjacens pour l'Histoire de l'Amerique... [in] L'Histoire de l'Amerique ... Tome Premier Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Thomas Kitchin
1780
B+
  $150.00
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This is volume one (of four) from the second French edition of William Robertson's History of America. The volume is divided into four books and covers the history of navigation, Columbus' voyages to the New World, early colonization in the Caribbean and Florida, and a description of America and its inhabitants. Bound into the volume is Kitchin's map of the Gulf of Mexico, here entitled <...
343 Les Isles Antilles, et le Golfe du Mexique Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Rigobert Bonne
1780
A
  $80.00
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A beautiful and strongly engraved chart of the Caribbean that also features good detail of Central America. Along the Gulf Coast and Florida, New Orleans, Pensacola, and St. Augustine are named. Navigation routes, trade winds, rocks, and shoals are identified. An inset of Bermuda is located at upper right.
344 West Indies Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
1805
A
  $41.00
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This densely engraved map covers the entire Caribbean Basin and Mexico along with portions of North and South America. Florida is divided between East & West. There is good coastal detail and well-developed topography in the interior. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme in London.
345 Carte des Antilles du Golfe du Mexique et d'une Partie des Etats Voisins Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Lapie/Tardieu
1851
B+
  $48.00
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This crisply engraved map of the Caribbean and the Gulf Coast shows excellent detail of Florida, the Caribbean, Yucatan Peninsula and Central America. Inland detail is focused primarily on topography and river systems, while the coasts are filled with place names. The map is surrounded by a keyboard-style border.
346 Pas Kaart van de Golff van Mexico Gulf of Mexico
Johannes van Keulen
1687
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
The First Sea Chart of the Western Portion of the Gulf of Mexico

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Two compass roses orient this stunning chart with north to the right. It covers the western portion of the Gulf of Mexico, stretching from the panhandle of Florida around to the Yucatan peninsula. Van Keulen's chart was mostly derived from an exceedingly rare chart by Hessel Gerritsz, c. 1631. Of note, the panhandle of Florida lacks any familiar form and the Baja de Spirito Sancto repres...
347 Pas-kaart van de Golff de Guanaios met 't Canaal Tusschen Yucatan en I. Cuba Mexico & Cuba
Johannes van Keulen
1695
B+
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This superb sea chart covers the Yucatan Peninsula, the eastern coast of Honduras, and the western part of Cuba. The map is filled with impressive detail of the shoals and anchorages and is embellished with rhumb lines, compass roses, and a sailing ship. North is oriented to the bottom of the sheet. Putti flank the title cartouche.

See also lot 809 for a reference book on the cartography...
348 Die Insulen in West America, sa Unter dem Nahmen Antilles, Cuba, St. Dominique, Jamaica, Caribes u. du Vent... Caribbean
Gabriel Bodenehr
1738
B+
  $220.00
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This rare, small French map of the Caribbean gives a Spanish perspective of the islands. The shipping routes from Spain to Cartagena, Cartagena to Porto Bello and Cartagena to Havana are shown. Notations indicate that the Spaniards call the Leeward and Windward Islands "Sur le Vent" (on the wind) and the islands off the coast of South America, including the ABC Islands, "Sous le Vent" (downwind)...
349 West Indies Caribbean
John Gibson
1758
B+
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This miniature map appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. This map includes minimal information due to its size, focusing on naming the key islands. The large note at the top of the map lists the size of the major islands in miles.
350 A Map of the English, French, Spanish, Dutch & Danish Islands, in the West Indies, Taken from an Improved Map of the Geographer to the King of France; with the Tract of the Last West India Fleet Through the Windward Passage Caribbean
John Bew
1781
B+
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This map shows the English, French, Spanish, Dutch and Danish colonial possessions in the Caribbean during the American Revolutionary War. The track of the "last fleet" to travel to the Caribbean through the Windward Passage is shown with a dashed line. The map extends from the southern Bahamas and the eastern half of Cuba to the northern tip of South America. Engraved by John Lodge and ...
351 Carte des Isles de la Jamaique et de St. Domingue Hispaniola, Jamaica & Cuba
Chanlaire & Mentelle
1797
B+
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This chart of the Greater Antilles focuses on Jamaica and Hispaniola and includes the eastern portion of Cuba and part of the Bahamas. This map exemplifies the political situation in Jamaica and Hispaniola at the end of the 18th century. Jamaica is divided into ill-fitting counties with English-style names, such as Middlesex and Surry. The result of the 1777 Treaty of Aranjuez between France an...
352 Cuba Insula et Iamaica Cuba & Jamaica
Cornelis Wytfliet
1607
A
  $500.00
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This is one of only two Caribbean maps in this important work, which was the first atlas dedicated to the New World. It provides an important, early view of Cuba and Jamaica with the Cayman Islands located between them. A bit of Hispaniola is also included. Even though Cuba was among the earliest European discoveries in the region, the cartographic information disseminated was often incorrect a...
353 Abbildung Welcher Gestalt die Spanische Silberflotta von dem Hollandischen General Peter Peters Hann an der Insul Cuba... Cuba
Theodore de Bry
1630
B
  $375.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Medallion portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long fill the top corners. At bottom left is a map of Cuba and Jamaica with north oriented to the bottom. A numbered key identifies the fleets and 20 ship...
354 Carte de l'Ile de Cuba.. [with 2 Volumes] Essai Politique sur l'Ile de Cuba Cuba
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
1826
B+
  $1,400.00
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First Edition of Humboldt's Work on Cuba

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This folding map of Cuba was published in the first edition of Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt's impressive 2-volume work on Cuba. This "political essay" on Cuba was one of the founding texts on the island in the 19th century, with information on the geography, economy, people, and political hierarchy of the island. Humboldt's work on Cuba became quite controversial due to his strong s...
355 Plan du Port et de la Ville de la Havanne Havana, Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1800
A
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This large, scarce chart is the French version of Jose del Rio's important survey of 1798. The harbor is annotated with a systematic network of soundings and the city plan and fortifications are linked to an extensive key below the title. Engraved by Etienne Collin with lettering (ecrit) by Besacon. The engraved seal of the Depot de la Marine is a bottom left. This state is not noted by Cueto;...
356 Carte de l'Isle de la Jamaique Jamaica
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
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Strongly engraved map describes this island of the Greater Antilles. Divided by parishes, the map shows remarkable detail with scores of place names along the coast plus mountains, personal estates, watersheds, and other details in the interior. At lower left is a decorative rococo-style title cartouche with compass rose and rhumb lines above.
357 Isola Spagnola Nova Hispaniola
Ruscelli
1561
A
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This fine early copperplate engraving of Hispaniola is based on Gastaldi's 1548 map of the island. It is rendered in the characteristic Italian style with a stipple-engraved sea and bold border. Italian text on verso describes the island.
358 La Partie Francoise de l'Isle de Saint Domingue Haiti
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
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This is a copper engraved chart detailing the western half of the island (Haiti) while it was under France's domination. Abundant place name detail is noted along the coastal region while the interior's topography and watershed are nicely developed. Rococo-style title cartouche, rhumb lines, compass rose, and fleur-de-lys decorate the chart.
359 Plan de la Baye et de la Ville de St. Louis, dans la Partie du Sud de l'Isle de St. Domingue... Saint-Louis-du-Sud, Haiti
Sieur Rene Phelipeaux
1786
A
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This scarce map is centered on Saint Louis Bay located on the southern coast of present-day Haiti. The map shows the city of Saint-Louis-du-Sud in block plan format, as well as the "old fort" (Fort Saint Louis) on an island in the bay. There is excellent detail of the surrounding topography, with many roads and villages also shown.
360 De Hoofdstad en Haven, van't Eiland Porto Rico, in de Westindien San Juan, Puerto Rico
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
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This interesting plan shows San Juan harbor, with detail of the forts San Felipe del Morro, El Canuelo, and other fortifications. The chart includes soundings and roads. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Historie was the...
361 Pas Kaart van de Caribes Tusschen I. Barbados en I.S. Martin Lesser Antilles
Johannes van Keulen
1685
A
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Two compass roses orient this fine sea chart with north to the right. It covers the region from Barbados and St. Vincent to the southern part of St. Martin. Three insets provide detail of harbors on the islands of St. Lucia, Guadeloupe, and the Les Saintes archipelago. The interesting title cartouche shows Mercury offering his caduceus to Cybele.
362 Les Petites Antilles ou les Isles du Vent, avec Celles de Sous le Vent Lesser Antilles
Rigobert Bonne
1787
A
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Nicely engraved map depicting most of the Lesser Antilles from Anguilla to Grenada, including the Windward and Leeward Islands. Scope extends to include Trinidad and the northern coastline of South America. Bellin published two maps showing the Lesser Antilles; this is the larger double-page map. Four distance scales. Finely engraved by Andre.
363 Bethanien in St. Jan St. John & St. Thomas
1777
A
  $110.00
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This lovely view depicts a plantation in Bethany on St. John, with the reformed church in the distance at right. In the background is the island of St. Thomas. Drawn by Christian George Andreas Oldendorp and engraved by J. G. Sturm in Nurnberg.

This engraving was published in Geschichte der Missionen, the history of the Moravian Missions in the Danish West Indies based on the wor...
364 Carta de la Isla de la Antigua, Reducida y Gravada Antigua
don Thomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca
1780
A
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This rare chart of Antigua was published in Madrid by Don Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802), Geographer to the King of Spain and one of the most distinguished Spanish cartographers of the eighteenth century. It divides the island into five parishes: San Juan, Parham, San Pedro, Willoughby, and Falmouth. The chart identifies smaller satellite islands, to...
365 Het Westindisch Eiland Martenique Volgens e Nieuwste Waarneemingen in Kaart Gebragt Martinique
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $100.00
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A finely engraved, decorative map of the island divided into three districts and filled with tremendous detail of roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. The title cartouche incorporates the distance scales and is garnished with sugar cane. A compass rose completes the composition. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of...
366 Plan of the Great Bay of Cul de Sac Royal, with the Town, and Environs of Port Royal, in the Island of Martinique... Fort-de-France Bay, Martinique
Thomas Jefferys
1765
B+
  $450.00
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This extremely rare map depicts the Bay of Fort-de-France (previously known as Fort Royal) on the western coast of Martinique, the initial site of the Invasion of Martinique by the British in January and February 1762. There is excellent detail of the topography, roads, and villages along the coast, while soundings, rocks, shoals, and navigational notations fill the bay. At bottom is a lettered ...
367 Carte de l'Isle de Sainte Lucie, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Saint Lucia
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
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This small map of the island of Saint Lucia in the Lesser Antilles is intricately engraved to show topographical details, place names, a road that runs the length of the island to the town of Soufriere, and the minute coastal detail for which Bellin is renowned. It is nicely decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. A small fleur-de-lis orients North to the left.
368 Carta de la Isla de la Barbada, Reducida y Gravada Barbados
don Thomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca
1780
A
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This rare chart of Barbados was published in Madrid by Don Tomas Lopez de Vargas Machuca (1730-1802), Geographer to the King of Spain and one of the most distinguished Spanish cartographers of the eighteenth century. The chart divides the island into 11 parishes and has several place names especially concentrated along the coastline. Rivers, roads, and topographical detail are depicted. Sn. ...
369 Tobago from Actual Surveys and Observations Tobago
Jefferys/Laurie & Whittle
1810
B+
  $400.00
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This classic map of Tobago illustrates the rapid development of sugar plantations. Each large division is noted with the number of estates (286) and acreages (52,058). Only a few small, mountainous portions of the island are Reserved in Wood for Rains. The map depicts the Indian villages, watering places, forts (including a demolished French fort), rocks, shoals, and anchorages with very...
370 L'America Meridionale Nuovamente Corretta, et Accresciuta Secondo... South America
Sanson/Rossi
1677
B+
  $300.00
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This attractive map of South America is based upon Sanson's map of the region. The relatively unknown Amazon region is left without speculation. However, the mythical Lag. Di Parime, with Manoa Dorado (city of gold) on its western shore, appears in Guyana. The various captaincy settlements in Brazil are named and there is considerable detail of towns and cities. The decorative ti...
371 [Lot of 3] Pais qui sont aux Environs de la Riviere de la Plata et du Pais des Patagons [and] Chili, Paraguay, Bresil, Amazones, et Perou [and] Amerique Meridionale South America
1684-1780
A
  $140.00
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A. Pais qui sont aux Environs de la Riviere de la Plata et du Pais des Patagons, by Alain Manesson Mallet, from Beschreibung des Gantzen Welt-Kreisses, circa 1684, black & white (3.9 x 5.7"). Shows nearly the entire continent but focuses on the region of the River de la Plata. The title cartouche, which obscures the northern part of the continent, is flanked by two cherubs and is d...
372 America Australis Dei Parae Multas Sacras Aedes... South America
Scherer
1703
B+
  $230.00
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A crisply engraved map of South America extends to include Central America and the southern tip of the island of California. The map is filled with towns and pictorial representations of the mountainous topography. Near Guyana, the fictitious lake of Parime is named with the mythical city of Dorado shown upon its shores. The map is embellished with ships and fanciful sea mo...
373 Carte du Cours du Maragnon ou de la Grande Riviere des Amazones dans sa Partie Navigable Depuis Jaen de Bracamoros... Northern South America, Amazon River
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting map is usually referred to as "the first scientific map of the Amazon" as it is based on astronomical observations conducted by Charles-Marie de La Condamine, a French explorer, geographer, and mathematician. After traveling to Ecuador in 1735 to test Isaac Newton's hypothesis that the Earth was not a perfect sphere, La Condamine was unable to travel back to France directly due t...
374 Tierra Firma Item Nuevo Reyno de Granada Atque Popayan Colombia & Panama
Hessel Gerritsz & Joannes de Laet
1630
A
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A fine map by Hessel Gerritsz, whose cartography of South America laid the foundation for many other cartographers. The map includes Panama and present day Columbia (The New Kingdom of Granada). It is finely engraved with mountains, rivers and forests and depicts numerous small villages. The strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles and compass rose make it a very attractive map.
375 Cartagena Cartagena, Colombia
Carel Allard
1680
A
  $450.00
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This engraving is dominated by two Native Americans, with a view of the city and harbor of Cartagena in the background. Engraved by Meijer. This engraving was published in Carel Allard's Orbis Habitabilis Oppida et Vestitus, the first town book to incorporate both maps and costume plates of cities from all over the world, including New York, Paris, Rome, Mexico, Jerusalem, Bantam, and man...
376 Carthagena in de Spaansche West-Indien Cartagena, Colombia
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $180.00
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This handsome copper-engraved plan depicts the fort and area surrounding Cartagena, an important port in Colonial South America. The bird's-eye plan provides detail of the city with a numbered key identifying 10 locations within the city and harbor. Roads and the topography of the countryside are also illustrated. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch editi...
377 Plan van de Haven van Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $300.00
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This copper engraved map shows Cartagena Bay oriented with north to the left. There is good detail of the forts and batteries that were used by the Spanish against Admiral Vernon's fleet in the Battle of Cartagena in 1741. The roads surrounding the bay and the countryside are also depicted. Soundings, shoals, and rocks are identified within the bay. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was i...
378 References for the Plan of the City and Suburbs of Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Capt. Joseph Smith Speer
1771
A
  $300.00
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This rare bird's-eye plan of the city of Cartagena was published during the "Silver Age" of the city, in which there was great expansion of the city, its population and its economy. A numbered key identifies over 30 important locations, including bastions, churches, redoubts, hospitals, and even a butchery. Engraved by John Gibson and published in Speer's The West-India Pilot, sold by Sam...
379 Carte des Provinces de Caracas, Comana, et Paria Situees dans l'Amerique Meridionale, pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Venezuela
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Delicately engraved map of the northeastern part of Venezuela, including the islands of Margarita, Trinidad and the Grenadines. The locations of numerous settlements along the Venezuelan coast are noted, including Valencia, Caracas and Cumana. The map is adorned with a rocco-style title cartouche, and longitude is given in upper border from the Isle de Fer and below from Paris.
380 Cours de l'Orenoque Depuis ses Sources jusqu'a la Mer avec les Rivieres qui s'y Dechargent Orinoco River, Venezuela
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $150.00
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This map depicts the Orinoco River from its delta on the Atlantic Ocean through Venezuela. The Orinoco River is shown extending too far west, nearly to the Cauca and Magdalena Rivers in Colombia. The extensive, although not entirely accurate, river system is featured, with dozens of small villages located throughout. There are a few notations on the inhabitants and location of Natives.
381 Guaiana sive Provinciae Intra Rio de las Amazonas atque Rio de Yuiapari sive Orinoque Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Hessel Gerritsz & Joannes de Laet
1633
A
  $200.00
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Hessel Gerritsz was apprenticed to Blaeu as an engraver before starting his own business. He then was appointed Cartographer to the Dutch East India Company and subsequently held the same position in a newly formed West India Company. Although Gerritsz actually traveled to the area during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628, this map obviously lacks first-hand know...
382 Carte d'une Grande Partie de la Colonie de Surinam sur les Rivieres de Surinam Commewine et Cottica... Suriname
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Uncommon map of the Dutch colony of Suriname with excellent detail of the Suriname and Commewijne river systems, noting the boundaries of all the plantations laid along their paths. The capitol of Paramaribo is noted, in addition to the forts Amsterdam, Zelandia and Sommel. Soundings are noted at the river's mouth and tent encampments of natives are noted. The map is decorated wit...
383 Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice Suriname
Isaac Tirion
1769
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Handsome and very detailed map of the Dutch colonies of Suriname and Berbice. The plans show the rich plantations, roads and villages. Inset at top is a large plan of Paramaribo, the capital of Suriname. The chart is oriented with north at bottom by two compass roses.
384 Land-Kaart van het Eiland en de Volkplanting van Cayenne aan de Kust van Zuid-Amerika French Guiana
Isaac Tirion
1769
A+
  $80.00
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An attractive and detailed map of the vicinity of Cayenne in French Guiana. The large inset at upper right is a terrific example of a fortified castle. The map locates towns, villages, churches, sugar works, and scores of plantations. Embellished with a rococo-style cartouche and a pair of compass roses.
385 Carta Particolare della Brasilia Settentrionale... Brazil
Sir Robert Dudley
1661
A
  $700.00
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This is Dudley's rare, elegant map of the northern coastline of Brazil. The map covers from the Baia de Sao Marcos to the vicinity of present-day Aracaju. Every river and creek along the coastline is shown with soundings, hazards and good anchorages carefully recorded. The distinctive calligraphy (alla cancellaresca), fine cartouche, compass rose and sailing ship are the work of the engraver, ...
386 Nova et Accurata Brasiliae Totius Tabula, Auctore Ioanne Blaeu I.F. Brazil
Blaeu/Schenk
1730
A
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This scarce map is Johannes Blaeu's third map of Brazil. It includes the capitanias along the coast and is a significant improvement over Blaeu's previous maps of Brazil. The handsome cartouche is surrounded by cherubs and a river god. This map, designed by Joannes de Broen and engraved by Abraham Wolfgang, was completed shortly before the great fire that destroyed the printing house, and there...
387 [Untitled - The Portuguese Fight the French near Recife] Recife, Brazil
Theodore de Bry
1592
A
  $160.00
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This engraving depicts a battle between two Portuguese ships and a French ship in Buttugaris harbor (Potiguaras in Paraiba), near Recife. Hans Staden, a German who joined a Portuguese crew sailing to Brazil, sailed to Buttagaris to pick up a load Brazil wood. When they arrived, they discovered that a French ship had already loaded the Brazil wood, and engaged in a battle. The French ship damage...
388 La Plata Central South America
John Pinkerton
1812
A
  $120.00
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Very large, handsome map with incredible topographical and political detail throughout. Extends from Cusco and the source of the Amazon in the northwest, south through Peru to Conception, and from Buenos Ayres north to beyond Paraguay. Excellent detail along the Parana River. Drawn by L. Hebert and engraved by Neele.
389 Peru & Bolivia Central South America
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $45.00
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This steel-engraved map features good detail and four beautifully engraved vignettes: Swimming Couriers of Peru, Tarija, Potosi, and Lima. Parts of Ecuador, Brazil, and La Plata are visible but largely unengraved. The illustrations were drawn by H. Winkles and engraved by J.H. Kernot; J. Rapkin drew and engraved the map.
390 Carte de la Riviere de la Plata, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Rio de la Plata
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
  $85.00
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This chart details the mouth of the Rio de la Plata with Buenos Aires shown on a grid plan. The bay is marked with soundings, anchorages, and shoals. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche with distance scale.
391 Cerro de Potosi Potosi, Bolivia
Petrus Bertius
1612
A
  $24.00
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This lovely bird's-eye view shows the famous mountain of silver, mined extensively by the Spanish in the 17th century. The view shows miners climbing the mountain, which is surrounded by the bustling village. German text on verso.

This view was first published by Cornelis Claesz in Conqueste van Indien in 1596, and subsequently appeared in various editions of the Caert-Thresoo...
392 Carte du Paraguay et des Pays Voisins, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Paraguay & Uruguay
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1756
A
  $60.00
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Detailed chart covering the region of northern Argentina with Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil and part of Bolivia and Chile. The mythical Lac des Xareyes is shown as the source of the La Plata River at the top of the map, and Buenos Aires is shown at the bottom.
393 Platte Grond van Lima de Hoofstad van Peru Lima, Peru
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $45.00
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This striking plan shows the fortified city of Lima in nice detail. A key below the title identifies the major buildings, including a palace, cathedral, town hall, and hospital. The city is protected on one side by a river while extensive ramparts and suburbs surround the other sides. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Moder...
394 Gezigt van de Stad Valparayso in Chili Valparaiso, Chile
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $55.00
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This view illustrates the sea approach to Valparaiso. The view shows the hilltop fortress, a battery and the small village, with only a few houses and a church. Three sailing ships are anchored in the harbor. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and t...
395 A Chart of the Southern Part of South America; with the Track of the Centurion from the Island of St. Catherines to the Island of Juan Fernandes... Southern South America
George Anson
1748
B+
  $130.00
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This handsome chart shows the route of Capt. George Anson's expedition from St. Catherine's Island off the coast of Brazil, around Cape Horn and up to Juan Fernandes Island (now known as Robinson Crusoe Island) off the coast of Chili. This chart shows numerous calculations of water depth, ocean currents, and includes navigational notes. A decorative compass rose with fleur-de-lys is positioned i...
396 Falkland Islands and Patagonia Southern South America
John Tallis
1850
A
  $90.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Two maps within one decorative border. The map of the Falklands is very detailed and is surrounded by finely rendered engravings of penguins, sea birds, and tall ships anchored off Jason Island. The map of Patagonia has good detail along the coastline, but little in the interior. It has a large vignette of Christmas Sound in Tierra del Fuego with clippers under sail plus a small vignette of Fug...
397 Fretum Magellani Strait of Magellan
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $240.00
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Splendid little map featuring the Strait of Magellan. The map is centered on a large, finely engraved, compass rose and further embellished with strapwork title and distance scale cartouches.

This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After ...
398 Freti Magellanici ac Novi Freti Vulgo Le Maire Exactissima Delineatio Strait of Magellan
Hondius/Blaeu
1635
B+
  $450.00
Closed
   
Blaeu's Scarce First Map of the Strait of Magellan

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Beautifully decorated map of the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The strategic importance of the place and the difficulties of navigation made this an important chart. In the center of Tierra del Fuego is text describing the passage by Barent Jansz. Potgieter, who accompanied captain Sebald de Weert to the Straits in 1599-1600, being the first Dutch vessels ...
399 Tabula Magellanica qua Tierrae del Fuego, cum Celeberrimis Fretis a F. Magellano et I. Le Maire Detectis Novissima et Accuratissima Descriptio Exhibetur Strait of Magellan
Jan Jansson
1666
A
  $700.00
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This is one of the most elaborately decorated maps to focus on the tip of South America with the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines are depicted as very mountainous, while the interior is completely without detail. Instead the region is filled with a hunting scene, exotic birds including rheas and penguins, and a quaint scene of village life. The map is further adorned with ...
400 Typus Freti Magellanici quod Giorgius Spilbergius cum Classe Lustravit Strait of Magellan
Isaac Commelin
1725
A
  $350.00
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Oriented with north to the bottom, this map shows Joris van Spilbergen's fleet navigating Magellan's Strait in 1615. The mountainous terrain of the adjacent shorelines of Tierra del Fuego and Chile are well depicted along with sparse vegetation and a few huts. Based on a map of the same name that was published in de Bry's Grandes Voyages. This map appeared in the French translation of Is...
401 Carte de la Terre de Feu et des Detroits de Magellan et de Le Maire avec les Nouvelles Isles d'Ancyan et de Beauchene Strait of Magellan
Anonymous
1727
B+
  $140.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Interesting small map of Tierra del Fuego showing the important straits of Magellan and Le Maire. The map contains little detail, but is dominated by a large decorative cartouche featuring two sailors. The map appeared in numerous historical accounts during the 18th century, including Lettres Edifiantes et Curieuses. Engraved by Canu.
402 De Ingang van Rio de la Plata, Waar aan de Stad Buenos Ayres Legt, in Zuid-Amerika Rio de la Plata
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive map depicts the Rio de la Plata estuary with the town of Buenos Aires. Soundings and navigational hazards are shown in the river. An inset depicts the Bay of Maldonado. Tirion's Hedendaagsche Historie was initially conceived as the Dutch edition of Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The work began in 1729, but the text was later expanded and the Hedendaagsche Hist...
403 Acores Insulae Azores
Abraham Ortelius
1603
B+
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A beautifully engraved chart of the Azores based on Luis Teixeira's cartographic work with three ornate title cartouches and a title banner at top center. The sea is fully engraved in stipple and features a sea monster and sailing ships. Latin text on verso, published 1603.

See also lot 807 for a reference work on cartographers who worked for Ortelius.
404 St. Helene St. Helena
Olivier Dapper
1670
B+
  $120.00
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A well rendered bird's-eye view of the island with numerous sailing ships, decorative cartouche with putti, sunrise and towering clouds on the horizon. A compass rose, orienting the view with north at bottom, and rhumb lines appear to be placed on the ocean surface in 3-D perspective. The island was an important re-fueling stop for ships in the South Atlantic providing fresh water, fruit and mea...
405 A Map of Falklands Islands' Falkland Islands
John Lodge
1770
A
  $60.00
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This copper engraved map shows the coastlines of the Falkland Islands with limited interior detail. Surrounding the map are nine land-approach views of various islands with distances given. Decorated with a rococo-style cartouche. Issued in the October 1770 edition of Gentleman's Magazine.
406 A New & Accurate Map of Bermudas or Sommer's Islands... [on sheet with] An Accurate Map of the Island of St. Christopher... Bermuda & St. Kitts
Emanuel Bowen
1752
A
  $800.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This sheet contains maps of Bermuda and St. Kitts, each enclosed in its own borders. The map of Bermuda is oriented with northeast at the top, and depicts the roads, towns and tribes on the island, as well as navigational hazards in the surrounding waters. There are several notes on the map giving more detail about the islands. The map of St. Kitts is oriented with east at the top and depicts n...
407 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, Alias Barmudas Dictarum, ad Ostia Mexicani Aestuary... Bermuda
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1700
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A striking map based on the famous survey by Richard Norwood of the Bermuda Company, also known as the Somers Isles Company in 1618. The map shows the division into the original Tribes, which were a short-lived name for what became administrative parishes, and were names of major shareholders in the company. Also shown are the various landowners, with their names in a table below the map. There...
408 A General Chart of the Western Ocean North Atlantic
Mount & Page
1760
B
  $210.00
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Handsome and scarce sea chart of the North Atlantic covering the coastlines from Newfoundland to Wild Brazile, and from Ireland to Guinea. Fine coastal detail including the fishing banks off Newfoundland and the shoals and reefs of the Caribbean. Decorated with a compass rose and rhumb lines. This chart was published by Mount & Page in numerous editions of The English Pilot The Fourth...
409 A Chart of the Atlantic Ocean, Exhibiting the Course of the Gulph Stream, &c. North Atlantic, Gulf Stream
Benjamin Franklin
1808
B+
  $375.00
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Benjamin Franklin first published his groundbreaking chart of the Gulf Stream in 1786 in A Letter from Dr. Benjamin Franklin ... Containing Sundry Maritime Observations, in Volume II of Transactions of the American Philosophical Society. The chart was intended to spur sea captains to alter their routes for quicker, more convenient travel. Franklin, who was Deputy Postmaster General...
410 Islandia Iceland
Abraham Ortelius
1585
B+
  $4,000.00
Closed
   
One of Ortelius' Most Decorative Maps Featuring Fantastical Sea Monsters

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This is one of the most spectacular of all decorative maps, filling the Icelandic seas with a Boschian array of sea monsters. A lettered key on the verso gives descriptions of the creatures. Some of the beasts can be linked to a real sea creature, particularly whales and walruses, while others are wholly fantastic, such as the aquatic hyena (D) and seagoing cow (K). A Latin note near the coast ...
411 Septemtrionales Reg. Arctic & Scandinavia
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $110.00
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Delightful miniature map based on Ortelius' important map of the Arctic regions and the North Atlantic with the mythical islands of Drogeo and Frieslant. Greenland is shown as a large island separated from Nova Semla. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the ...
412 Europae Europe
Abraham Ortelius
1572
B+
  $900.00
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This handsome map was based on Gerard Mercator's 1554 map of Europe and incorporates Magnus' information on Scandinavia and Jenkinson's map for Russia. The map extends to include Iceland and part of Greenland, and there is a tiny bit of Labrador intruding into the map at upper left. It also extends into western Asia and Northern Africa based on Gastaldi's cartography. Finely engraved with a sti...
413 Europa Europe
Ortelius/Coignet
1604
A
  $70.00
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This miniature map of Europe is enclosed in a wide border marking the degrees of latitude and longitude and is beautifully engraved with stippled seas and tiny animals throughout the interior. The map was engraved by the brothers Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius who had been assistants to Frans Hogenburg and co-engravers of Ortelius' folio Theatrum. This series of maps was accompanied by te...
414 Romani Imperii qua Occidens est Descriptio Europe
Rossi
1669
A
  $325.00
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This finely engraved map of the Roman Empire was issued in the 1684 edition of Mercurio Geografico. Dated 1669, this map is one of the earliest to be included in the atlas, and includes Rossi's latinized name, Joan Jacobum de Rubeis, in the title cartouche. Cartographically, the map covers most of Europe and northern Africa and is embellished with ships and a sea monsther in the Atlantic ...
415 Europe Europe
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lovely miniature map of Europe marks national boundaries and only depicts a few large cities, rivers, and forests. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
416 [Untitled - War of Spanish Succession] Europe
Pieter Schenk
1710
A
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare Issue Printed in Sepia Ink

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This rare sheet includes 9 engravings related to the War of Spanish Succession in 1708. The engravings include the French raid on Scotland, the Battle of Oudenarde, the arrival of Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel in Spain for her marriage to King Charles III, the Siege of Lille, the invasion of Sardinia, the capture of Exilles and Fenestrelle in Italy, the capture of Minorca, and the...
417 The Travellers of Europe; with Improvements and Additions Europe
1852
B+
  $325.00
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This charming geographical game was created by William Spooner to both entertain and instruct young learners on Europe and northern Africa. The game board is filled with vignettes of key cities, landmarks, and common activities of various regions. In Russia one finds "Finlanders attacking bears" and "sledge travelling," while in the North Atlantic is a scene showing the "perils of the whale fish...
418 Carte Symbolique de l'Europe / Europe en 1914 Europe, World War I
1915
B+
  $900.00
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Rare Satirical Map of Europe at Start of World War I

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This rare political caricature map of Europe depicts the continent at the beginning of World War I. The map depicts the alliance situation and territorial issues towards the end of the first year of the war. The key countries involved in the war are represented by human or animal caricatures with various national symbols that help illustrate the situation. The map itself is devoid of tex...
419 Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio Britain
Abraham Ortelius
1587
B+
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Ortelius' Earliest Map of Britain

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This map, based on the cartography of Gerard Mercator, is Ortelius' earliest map of Britain. Flemish influence, or possibly a mistranslation, is evident in the rendering of some of the place names, e.g. Ormyskyrk for Ormskirk, Dantre for Daventry, and the omission of the relatively important Peterborough. Distinguished by a sophisticated style of engraving, the map is embellished w...
420 Anglia Scotia et Hibernia Britain
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $120.00
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Handsome miniature map of the British Isles showing the major cities. The sea is fully engraved and augmented with calligraphy in Mercator's elegant style. Strapwork title and distance scale cartouches.

This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwri...
421 Britain as It Was Devided in the Tyme of the Englishe-Saxons Especially During Their Heptarchy Britain
John Speed
1650
B+
  $2,000.00
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Speed's

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This famous map of the Saxon kingdoms is often referred to as the 'Speed Heptarchy.' It is one of the decorative masterpieces from Speed's important English atlas. The seven vignettes on the left side depict the early Saxon kings, and those on the right side show the conversion to Christianity of seven other kings. The map covers all of England and Scotland in detail, with only the eastern part...
422 Britannia Prout Divisa Suit Temporibus Anglo-Saxonum, Praesertim Durante Illorum Heptarchia Britain
Jan Jansson
1662
B+
  $1,800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Jansson's Splendid Heptarchy Map

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Elaborate vignettes depicting kings and scenes from Saxon history flank this magnificent map of Britain. The scenes are identical in subject matter to those used by John Speed. However they are presented in the dramatic, Dutch miniature style. The left border contains portraits of the earliest kings, while the right one depicts later kings in the process of conversion to Christianity. Included...
423 Isles Britanniques Britain
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland depicts major towns and key topographical features. Two tiny inset maps feature the Shetland Islands and the Channel Islands. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

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424 Carte des Royaumes d'Angleterre d'Ecosse et d'Irlande avec les Costes Maritimes de France, Pais Bas, d'Allemagne, Danemarck et Norvege... Britain
Charles Inselin
1715
B
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large map on two sheets of the British Isles extends to show the North Sea and part of northwestern Europe, including the Low Countries and parts of Norway, Denmark, Germany, and France. The map gives extensive detail both on land and at sea. Indeed the drape-style cartouche at bottom right advertises the use of the map for both geographical and hydrographical purposes. The map is handsome...
425 Anglesey [on sheet with] Wight Vectis Olim [and] Garnesay [and] Iarsay Channel Islands
Mercator/Hondius
1613
A
  $140.00
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Very handsome folio sheet with four maps depicting the English islands Jersey, Guernsey (with Castle Cornet noted), Wight and Alderney. Each map with its own decorative title cartouche and distance scale. French text on verso, published between 1613-16.
426 Anglesey [on sheet with] Wight ol: Vectis [and] Garnesay [and] Iarsay Channel Islands
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a reduced version of Mercator's folio map with four maps on one sheet depicting the English islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Wright and Alderney. Each map is embellished with its own decorative title cartouche, and a small compass rose is at the center of the sheet. German text on verso.
427 Northumbr. Cumberladia Dunelm. Episcop. Northern England & Southern Scotland
Mercator/Hondius
1610
B+
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A lovely early map of border region between England and Scotland. The seas are engraved in Mercator's characteristic moire pattern and the interior is filled with detail. The large strapwork title cartouche encompasses the distance scale. Latin text on verso.
428 A Plan of the Navigable Canal, Now Making from the City of Coventry, to Communicate with the Grand Canal upon Fradley Heath in the County of Stafford, Survey'd in 1767 Central England
John Lodge
1771
B+
  $50.00
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This plan shows the route of a canal connecting Coventry to Fradley Heath - a distance of over 36 miles. At the time of publication, the canal had been completed to Atherstone - a distance of over 14 miles in about 3 years. Towns along the canal route include Nun Eaton, Atherstone, Polesworth, and Tamsworth. This canal was one of many constructed as part of Britain's national canal system, whos...
429 [Untitled - Surrey, London, Sussex] Southeast England, London
Michael Drayton
1612
A
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This elegant, decorative, and rare map is from Michael Drayton's Poly-Olbion, a romanticized, poetic topography of England. It covers London, Surrey, and Sussex and names Chichester, Arundel, Hastings, and a few other towns and cities. Typical of the maps from this publication, it teems with allegorical figures. Huntresses guard the forests at the map's center, while the cities are tower...
430 Bedford Comitatus olim Pars Cathifuclanorum Eastern England
Saxton/Kip
1637
A
  $60.00
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An early map of the county of Bedfordshire engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. It is fully engraved to illustrate all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges. Decorated with large strapwork title and scale cartouches and a fine compass rose. Published in the 1637 edition of Camden's Britannia...
431 Cantabrigiensis Comitatus Descriptio Eastern England
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
  $70.00
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Finely engraved map with Cambridge at center. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. German text on verso. This map appeared in only two editions of the Atlas Minor and is therefore quite scarce.
432 Cantebrigia, Opulentissimi Anglie Regni, Urbs Celeberrimi Nominis, ab Academie Conditore Cantabro... Cambridge, England
Braun & Hogenberg
1564
A
  $700.00
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Earliest Printed Map of Cambridge

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This is the earliest printed map of Cambridge, showing a bird's-eye plan of the city. Braun described the colleges of Cambridge as "built with such grandeur and magnificence that you might think they were royal palaces and not accommodation for students." The plan provides an excellent view of these colleges and the beautiful surrounding countryside. A key at top identifies 19 locations includi...
433 Accurater Prospect und Grundris der Konigl: Gros-Britanisch: Haupt und Residentz Stadt London London, England
Johann Baptist Homann
1705
B+
  $1,100.00
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Homann's First Plate of London

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This highly detailed map of the vicinity of London covers the region from Islington south to Lambeth, and from Limehouse west to Marylebone. Decorative views of the Palace of Whitehall (which burned down in 1698) and the Royal Exchange fill the top corners of the map. Below the map image is a lovely view of the city with the Thames River bustling with activity near London Bridge. Both the map a...
434 Froggett's Map of the Country Fifteen Miles Round London London, England
1837
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large, circular map of London and vicinity extends from Uxbridge east to Greenhithe and from Broxbourne south to Caterham. The street-grid pattern of the city is depicted at the center of the image, with concentric circles showing distances of 3, 12, and 15 miles from city center. The map contains a remarkable amount of detail including major streets, bridges, parks, prominent features, adj...
435 The Prospect of Glasenbury Abby Glastonbury, England
William Stukeley
1724
A
  $100.00
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This view shows the ruins of the Glastonbury Abbey, which was founded in the 7th century. A lettered key identifies important parts of the Abbey, including St. Mary's Chapel and the Edgar Chapel. The Abbots Lodging, which was demolished in 1710, is shown at right. Published in Stukeley's Itinerarium Curiosum. Or, an Account of the Antiquitys and Remarkable Curiositys in Nature or Art, Observ...
436 Angleterre England & Wales
Pierre DuVal
1661
A
  $55.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 30%

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This miniature map of England and Wales extends to include parts of Ireland, Scotland and France, and depicts major towns and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference...
437 Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano Wales
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $400.00
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First Printed Map of Wales

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This charming map of Wales is based on the map of Humphrey Lhuyd from 1568 as well as Mercator's 8-sheet wall map of the British Isles circa 1564. It is filled with details of mountain ranges, forests, and cities and also shows the coast of Ireland with Dublin located. It is beautifully embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches, a large ship, and two sea monsters. French t...
438 Escosse Scotland
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of Scotland extends to the Outer Hebrides and depicts major towns, including Edinburgh and Newcastle, and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

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439 Nouvelle Carte d'Ecosse, ou l'on Fait Observer l'Etat de la Noblesse; les Villes, et les Bourgs qui Deputent au Parlement... Scotland
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Beautifully engraved map with good detail throughout and pictorial representations of topography and towns. The map is roughly 13" x 13" with the title above and tables on either side. These interesting tables list more than 300 towns, villages, baronies, duchies, viscounts, counts and marquis that are keyed to the map. The Orkney Islands are inset at the upper right.
440 Irlanda Ireland
Tomaso Porcacchi
1576
A
  $220.00
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A charming small map of Ireland with north oriented to the right. The shape and geography of the country is quite rudimentary, with cities focused primarily along the coastline. The map is adorned with fantastical sea monsters, a compass rose, and a decorative title cartouche. Engraved by Girolamo Porro and printed on a full sheet (7.1 x 10.9") of Italian text.
441 Eryn. Hiberniae, Britannicae Insulae, Nova Descriptio. Irlandt Ireland
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $900.00
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Ortelius' First Map of Ireland

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This exceptional map was based on Mercator's 1564 wall map of the British Isles and is presented with west oriented to the top. This is the first map of Ireland to include any geographic details; its predecessors being crudely drawn Italian maps. It is divided into counties and shows towns, rivers, lakes, forests, coastal islands and a host of other details. There are several Latin annotations ...
442 [Lot of 5] Irlandia [and] Udrone [and] Ultonia Conatia et Media [and] Ultonia Oriental [and] Hiberniae v. Tabula Ireland
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $325.00
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Complete Set of Maps of Ireland from Atlas Minor

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
443 Irlande Ireland
Pierre DuVal
1661
A
  $80.00
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This miniature map of Ireland depicts major towns and key topographical features, and is adorned with an architectural cartouche. Five provinces are outlined, with the fifth province of Medie (Meath) stretching from Drogheda to the Shannon. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geograp...
444 Isle d Irlande Ireland
Allain Manesson Mallet
1685
A
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This small copper-engraved map of Ireland focuses on lakes and rivers. The title in simple block form.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
445 Carte Ancienne et Moderne de l'Irlande, avec Quelques Remarques sur son Gouvernement et sur l'Etat Present de Cette Isle Ireland
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Handsome map of Ireland flanked with panels of French text describing the history of Ireland with tables of ancient rulers and towns. Measures 18.0 x 13.6" with text.
446 Ireland Ireland
Aleph
1869
B+
  $210.00
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This caricature map depicts Ireland in the form of a peasant woman carrying a basket of produce with a baby strapped to her back. Satirical political maps appear throughout cartographic history and gained popularity in the latter part of the nineteenth century. This is one in a series of twelve maps of Europe that depicted the political geography in human form. The idea for the maps originated ...
447 A New Map of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, & Moscovy, Shewing their Present General Divisions, Chief, Cities or Towns, Rivers, Mountains &c. Northern Europe
Edward Wells
1704
B+
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This boldly engraved map covers all of Scandinavia, Denmark, northern Germany and Poland, and through European Russia. The cities shown in Germany and Poland are noted as belonging to the Swedes and Danes. A note and sketch above Novaya Zemlya says, "Some will have Nova Zembla to be thus joined to Groenland." The title cartouche includes the coat of arms of William Duke of Glocester, who...
448 Nouvelle Carte des Differents Etats du Roi de Prusse, et de Ceux des Autres Princes de la Maison de Brandebourg Northern Europe
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $80.00
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This map focuses on Northern Germany and covers the area from the French border to Konigsburg (Kaliningrad), thus including part of today's Poland. The bottom is composed of four detail plans: the Frederick William Canal in Brandenburg, the principality of Orange, the principality of Neuchatel and Vallangin, and the vicinity of Berlin. City crests adorn the map.
449 Pascaerte vande Canael; Tusschen Engelandt en Vranckryck English Channel
Jan van Loon
1661
B+
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This rare chart depicts the English Channel in terrific detail. Portions of England and France appear with largely blank interiors but plenty of place names along the coasts. Within the channel, criss-crossed by rhumb lines, are numerous soundings and a single compass rose. The leonine Royal Arms of England appear in England, and the French coat of arms is shown within France. There is a decor...
450 Suecia, et Norwegia Etc. Scandinavia
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $85.00
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NO RESERVE

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Copper engraved map of covering Sweden, Norway, Finland and the Baltic countries. Stipple engraved sea with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. English text on verso. This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates ...
451 La Suede et tous les Estats qui en Dependet Scandinavia
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
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This miniature map of Scandinavia depicts major towns and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
452 Carte de la Laponie Suedoise Northern Sweden & Finland
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
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This sheet includes a map of Lapland, at the northern tip of the Gulf of Bothnia, including parts of northern Sweden and Finland. The bottom portion of the sheet includes three engravings related to the lifestyle and customs of the Lapps.
453 Tractus Norvegiae Suecicus Praefecturam Bahusiae Finitimaeque Daliae Provinciae Partem... Southwestern Sweden
Johann Baptist Homann
1729
B+
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This map depicts the region between Gothenburg, Sweden and Fredrikstad, Norway, detailing towns, roads, and the intricate systems of islands along the coastline. The map includes four large insets showing bird's-eye views of Marstrandt on Orust and Bahus (northeast of Gothenburg) and fortification plans of Gothenburg and Wennerburg. Four large ships sail in the Skagerrak, and the title cartouche...
454 Carte de la Maison du Roy, des Etats, des Conseils et du Gouvernement Civil, Eclesiastique, et Militaire de Suede Stockholm, Sweden
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
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This sheet includes three lovely views with Stockholm at center, flanked by the Stockholm Palace and the Ulriksdal Palace. Below the views are columns of French text explaining the government of Sweden.
455 Carte du Spits-Berg Suivant les Hollandois pour Servir a l Histoire Generale des Voyages Spitsbergen, Norway
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
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Copper engraved map of Spitsbergen (Svalbard) with the adjacent islands of Franz Josef Land and Jan Mayan. There is good detail of the rocks, shoals, regions of ice, and anchorages with notations concerning discoveries and explorations. A French-style decorative title cartouche, fleur-de-lis, and rhumb lines complete the chart.
456 Prussiae Descriptio Baltic
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
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Miniature map of the Prussian Empire, which takes in part of present-day Poland, with Lithuania and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad (here Konigsperg). It is embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in ...
457 [Lot of 2] Prussia [and] Livonia Baltic
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $90.00
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This matching pair of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had ...
458 [Lot of 4] Daniae Regnu [and] Iutia Septentrionalis [and] Holsatia [and] Fionia Denmark
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $210.00
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Complete Section on Denmark from Atlas Minor

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
459 Danemarq Denmark
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $70.00
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A miniature map of Denmark depicting key towns, rivers, and political divisions. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
460 Nouvelle Carte Geographique du Royaume de Dannemarck avec une Table des Villes les Plus Remarquables Denmark
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $150.00
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This map of the Kingdom of Denmark extends to include northern Germany and the southern tip of Sweden. Tables at the sides help locate cities throughout the kingdom.
461 Lalandiae et Falstriae Accurata Descriptio Lolland & Falster, Denmark
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
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This map depicts the islands of Lolland and Falster, as well as several small surrounding islands. Adorned with a compass rose and two strapwork cartouches. German text on verso.
462 Carte de l'Etat du Royaume de Dannemarck et Diverses Observations pour Conduire a l'Intelligence de l'Histoire et du Gouvernements de ce Royaume Copenhagen, Denmark
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
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This sheet includes three lovely views with Copenhagen at center, flanked by the Frederiksborg Castle at left and the city of Bergen at right. Below the views are columns of French text explaining the government of Denmark.
463 Landkaart van het Eyland der Batavieren en de Daarin Gemaakte Gragt van Domitius Corbulo... Netherlands
Jan van Loon
1734
B+
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This map of ancient Holland depicts the Island of the Batavians and the Canal of Domitius Corbulo. This is one of several maps of the 16th-18th centuries that illustrate the theory that there was a link between the Dutch and the Batavians, who were thought to be a very developed people inhabiting parts of the Rhine Delta in Roman times. Decorated by a simple block-style title cartouche and dista...
464 Dordracum, Vulgo Dortt. Me Mosa, & Walis, cum Linga, Meruaque, Cingunt, Aeternam Batave Virginis, Ecce, Fidem Dordrecht, Netherlands
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
  $300.00
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This splendid view depicts Dordrecht over the Merwede. Numerous locations are numbered in the view, with a key identifying them at bottom left. The Grote Kerk stands tall above the city, while the Gothic town hall (numbered 18) is located centrally. At far left, a building numbered 13 is the location where representatives of Dutch towns declared their independence from Spain and elected William...
465 Gouda Gouda, Netherlands
Gregorio Leti
1690
A
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This lovely bird's-eye plan of Gouda shows the city surrounded by water, with the Ijssel River at bottom right. The city's 15th century town hall is shown in the center, adjacent to the large Gothic Sint Janskerk. A numbered key identifies over 30 locations, and the plan is embellished with the arms of the counts of Holland and the city of Gouda. The plan was copied from Braun & Hogenberg's sim...
466 [Lot of 3] Flandria [and] Flandria Septentrionalis [and] Mechlinia Dominium Belgium
Mercator/Hondius
1635
  $42.00
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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
467 Leodiens. Epsicop. Southeastern Belgium
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
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Charming miniature map of the Muese River valley including Namur and Liege, with east oriented at top of map (although the map mistakenly has Septentrio at the top). Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually rep...
468 Namurcum Namur, Belgium
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
B+
  $200.00
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A fine bird's-eye view of the town of Namur at the confluence of the Sambre and Muese rivers. The city is viewed from the northeast, with the tower of the Saint-Jean-Baptiste church looming over the city. French text on verso.
469 Trier et Lutzeborg Luxembourg & Western Germany
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
  $41.00
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NO RESERVE

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This handsome small map is roughly centered on the city of Luxembourg, with Trier just to the northeast. Numerous small towns are depicted, along with the key rivers in the region, including the Moselle River.

This map comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel C...
470 Trier & Lutzenburg Luxembourg
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
  $120.00
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This is a very early map of Luxembourg filled with detail of the rivers, forests, cities and villages. It extends into western Germany to take in the region surrounding Trier. French text on verso.
471 Ducatus Lutzenburgensis Nova et Accurata Descriptio Luxembourg
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
  $100.00
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This small map of Luxembourg extends to Namur in the north, Trier in the east, and Metz in the south. The map is filled with many tiny engraved cities, forests and rivers. The title and scale of miles are both enclosed in decorative strapwork cartouches. German text on verso. This map appeared in only two editions of the Atlas Minor and is therefore quite scarce.
472 Descriptio Germaniae Inferioris Low Countries
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This highly decorative map of The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg is presented in an oval strapwork border with the cardinal directions enclosed in roundels in the corners. The map is filled with detail of the rivers, villages and towns, forest and marshes. Putti hold the title cartouche aloft with ships and a sea monster embellishing the North Sea. French text on verso.

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473 Nova Totius Belgii sive Germaniae Inferioris Accuratissima Delineatio Low Countries
Jan Jansson
1645
B+
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map of the Low countries extends south to Amiens, France and east to Cologne, Germany. The map is densely engraved with towns, political boundaries, rivers, topography, and other details. A compass rose orients north to the right. The map is further adorned with three galleons and three decorative cartouches, with Athena flanking the title cartouche. This is the first state prior...
474 Les XVII Provinces des Pais Bas Low Countries
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map of the seventeen provinces of Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg depicts major towns and key topographical features. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies...
475 Carte Reduite des Costes de Flandre et de Hollande Depuis le Pas de Calais Jusqu'a l'Elbe, et les Costes d'Angleterre... Low Countries
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1763
A
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This oversized sea chart depicts the coastline from Calais, France to the mouth of the Elbe River in Germany. The chart is filled with soundings, sand bars, water currents, anchorages, and navigational information, and extends across the North Sea to include the southeastern coastline of England. A large inset depicts the area around Texel and Vlieland. The chart is adorned with a large drape-s...
476 Les Provinces du Pais-Bas Connues sous le Nom de Flandre Belgium & Luxembourg
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This miniature map shows Belgium, Luxembourg, and southern Netherlands. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
477 [Lot of 8] France [and] The United Provinces [and] Italy [and] Germany Divided Into Circles [and] South East Part of Germany [and] South West Part of Germany [and] The North West Part of Germany [and] The North East Part of Germany Western Europe
John Gibson
1758
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This set of miniature maps appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. The atlas was considered one of the most attractive miniature atlases of the 18th century. Included in this set are maps of France, the Netherlands, Italy, and 5 regional maps of Germany. Each map focu...
478 Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore France
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $275.00
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A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. Latin text on verso.

See also lot 807 for a reference work on cartographers who worked for Ortelius.
479 La France France
Pierre DuVal
1661
B+
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A charming miniature map of France divided into provinces and showing the major cities and rivers. Pierre Duval was Nicolas Sanson's nephew and pupil. He published a wide range of atlases and individual maps including a fine miniature world geography with many of the maps based on Sanson.

See also lot 801 for Patoureau's reference work that identifies this map.
480 Picardiae, Belgicae Regionis Descriptio. Joanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B+
  $150.00
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