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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
1 [Lot of 2] A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the Various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World... [and] Table of Contents Title Pages
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1851
B+
  $35.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 20%

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This handsome title page is a very early chromolithograph by Humphrys. It shows Columbus and his crew giving thanks to God for their safe journey while natives watch in the background. The lot also includes the table of contents for the atlas, surrounded by a lovely decorative border.
2 [Lot of 5] Mappe-Monde ou Carte Universelle [and] L'Amerique, Meridionale et Septentrionale... [and] L'Afrique... [and] L'Asie... [and] L'Europe... World & Continents
Nicholas de Fer
1705-17
A
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
Attractive Set of De Fer's Small Maps of the World and Its Continents

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This appealing matched set of maps reflects several geographical myths that were prevalent at the beginning of the eighteenth century. Each is richly embellished with title, scale and dedication cartouches.

1) Mappe-Monde ou Carte Universelle is presented on Mercator's projection with a prominent island of California. Only part of the coastline of Australia appears, as w...
3 [Lot of 5] A Fold ot Reszeinek Lerajzolasa [and] Amerika [and] Afrika [and] Asia [and] Europa World & Continents
1804
A
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! Rare Matching Set of Hungarian Maps

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This rare set of Hungarian maps was prepared by Ezsaias Budai, a geography teacher at the Calvinist College in Debrecen, and was published in Oskolai Magyar Uj Atlas (Hungarian New School Atlas). The maps appear to be based on French atlas maps of the period, and were prepared by three students at the college. The maps show the new discoveries of Captain Cook's three voyages, with updates...
4 [Lot of 6] Amerique Septentrionale [and] Amerique Meridionale [and] Asie [and] Europe [and] Oceanie [and] France en 1850 World & Continents
Victor Levasseur
1843-50
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lot collects six terrific maps from Levasseur's decorative atlases. Each map is surrounded in an elaborately engraved border containing vignettes representing the region in views, natives, plants, animals, explorers, etc. The illustrations on the maps of the continents were drawn by Raimond Bonheur, father of the famous painter Rosa Bonheur, who trained under her father. Sizes vary slightl...
5 Die erst General Tafel / die Beschreibung und dun Circkel des Gantzen Erdtrichs und Meers Innhaltende World
Munster/Petri
1588
A
  $1,300.00
Closed
   

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This oval woodcut world map appeared in the later editions of Munster's Cosmographia that were published by Sebastian Petri, the son of Munster's step-son, Henricus Petri. The map of the "modern" world is based on Ortelius' map of 1570. It is surrounded by a floral and vine leaf pattern and two strapwork cartouches containing German text. The gothic German title is in the upper margin. ...
6 Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio World
Giuseppe Rosaccio
1598
A
  $550.00
Closed
   

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This finely engraved double hemisphere map is based on Rumold Mercator's great map of 1587 and appeared in Rosaccio's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia, originally published in 1598. It includes a large southern continent, no Korean peninsula, the "kite" shaped Japan, and several mythical islands in the North Atlantic. The engraving is in the Italian style with a stipple engraved sea and simple bo...
7 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This is the second world map to appear in the miniature Ortelius atlases. It was reduced from his folio map of 1587. While North America is still a bit too broad, South America has a more correct form. The Northwest Passage, taken from Mercator, is still prominent and there are large landmasses at both poles. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of E...
8 Globus Terrestris World
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Captivating miniature double-hemisphere map with a landscape below the spheres centered on a church. The map shows a huge Terra Australis Incognita, and North America extends far north and west with the place names Quivira, California, Florida, and Totonteac. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared...
9 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Matthaus Merian
1657
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting twin hemisphere map features the island of California, a huge southern continent and no trace yet of Australia. The most striking features of the map are the depictions of the sun and moon and Jehovah, in Hebrew, at top and interesting allegorical representations of the elements at bottom; a dragon represents fire, a phoenix for air, a flowering plant for earth and a pair ...
10 Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita World
Frederick de Wit
1670
A
  $3,750.00
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 ...
11 Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula, Ejusque Post Diluvium Divisio Inter Filios Noachi World
Joseph Moxon
1671
B
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting and unusual world map is from an English Bible designed to illustrate how the world was divided among the sons of Noah. The map is presented on Mercator's projection, with Europe, Africa, and Asia at the center and South America with a part of North America at left. The island of California is placed at the extreme right of the map, and a Northwest Passage seems entirely ...
12 Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres... World
Valck
1686
B+
  $2,500.00
Closed
   
Scarce Baroque-Style Double-Hemisphere Map Depicting the Four Seasons

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This superb double-hemisphere world map is decorated with vignettes representing the four seasons. The cartography appears to be copied from Jaillot's similarly-titled world map published in 1674, although Valck has made the map more lively with the baroque vignettes. Valck used the same decorative vignettes on three of his other double-hemisphere world maps. The map displays some interesting c...
13 [Lot of 2] Planisfero del Mondo Nuovo... [and] Planisfero del Mondo Vecchio... World
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
  $3,000.00
Closed
   
Coronelli's Two-Sheet World Map

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Vincenzo Coronelli was Italy's most esteemed cartographer and globe-maker. A member of the Franciscan order, he also founded the society Accademia Cosmografica degli Argonauti. Coronelli's Atlante Veneto, a compendium of geographical and scientific knowledge in twelve massive volumes, included these magnificent maps. They are based on his large globe gores of 1688. In North America, the...
14 Algemeene Wereldtkaart van den Aardkloot. In twee Vlakronden Vertoont, en naar de Niewste Beschryvingen Overzien en Verbetert... World
Jans Luyts
1700
B+
  $240.00
Closed
   

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This double hemisphere map is beautifully decorated with clouds at top and allegorical representations of the continents at bottom. California is shown as an island, and Terre de Iesso stretches between Asia and North America. There is a bit of Nouvelle Zeelande that connects to the coastline of the mythical Terre Magellanique, and Australia is only partly mapped. Th...
15 Typus Totius Orbis Terraquei Geographice Delineatus, et ad Usum Globo Materiali Superinducendus World
Scherer
1700
A
  $520.00
Closed
   

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This is an interesting and uncommon set of globe gores. It is one of eleven world maps that appeared in the Novus Atlas that was published between 1702 and 1710. California is shown as an island, Iedso is a part of Japan, and Australia, New Guinea and New Zealand are not yet fully formed. A small, strapwork title cartouche contains the date.

See also lot 807 for Shir...
16 Haemisphaeriorum Tabula Carthesiana World
Pierre Schenk
1700
B
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
Rare Decorative World Map with Geographical Misconceptions

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This very rare map is a stunning example of the baroque style that was popular at the end of the 17th century. Surrounding the map are delightful allegorical scenes with mythological figures in the clouds at top, including Atlas, Diana of Ephesus, and a figure at left who is half man and half bird. At bottom are scenes depicting the animals of the earth, with a goddess of the sea attending the a...
17 Plan de l'Histoire Universelle, ou l'on voit les Quatre Monarchies du Monde, et Tous les Anciens Etats Aussi Bien que Ceux qui Subsistent Aujourdhuy World
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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The unique composition of this interesting map shows the entire world but emphasizes the Old World. The main map depicts the Eastern Hemisphere, into which is inset a smaller Western Hemisphere with the island of California. The map shows the extents of the Roman Empire and Alexander the Great's Empire. Below are vignettes depicting the seven wonders of the ancient world. Tables and com...
18 Der Gantze Welt Krets in Seinen Zwey Grossen Begriffen ... nach Frantzosischer Artgezogen [on sheet with] Der Gantze Welt Krets in Seinen Zwey Grossen Begriffen ... nach Hollandischer Artgezogen World
Johann Stridbeck
1720
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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An interesting pair of miniature maps each with the same title except for the final line, which defines the differences between the maps. The one on the left shows the world per French cartographers, while the other depicts the Dutch version. Both show California as an island, but there are many subtle differences in the maps. A fascinating comparison between the two important schools of...
19 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Daniel Stoopendaal
1729
B+
  $800.00
Closed
   
Stoopendaal's Decorative Double-Hemisphere World Map

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This decorative double hemisphere world map was issued in a Dutch Bible published by the Keur family. It is based on Visscher's Bible map of 1663 and is surrounded by nearly identical engravings, which include numerous exotic animals and four female allegorical representations of the continents. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coastline labeled Nova Albion....
20 Carte Generale du Monde, ou Description du Monde Terrestre & Aquatique / Generale Waereld Kaart, of Beschryving van de Land en Water Waereld World
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1730
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is Pierre Mortier's unique world map drawn on Mercator's projection. It depicts California as an island and the Detroit d'Anian connected by dotted lines through the Northwest Passage to Button's Bay located to the west of Hudson Bay. There is an erroneous large lake shown as the source for the Rio Norte (Rio Grande River) located in the Southwest, as well as an...
21 Diversi Globi Terr-Aquei Statione Variante et Visu Intercedente, per Coluros Tropicorum... World
Matthias Seutter
1742
A
  $1,600.00
Closed
   

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This is one of the most graphic 18th century world maps. The bold engraving style follows Carel Allard's map of 1696 with the central twin hemisphere map surrounded by several smaller maps on various projections. The island of California is depicted five times on the sheet. In Asia, Japan is shown in a bizarre shape that incorporates a huge Terra Yedso (Hokkaido). The coastlines ...
22 A New & Accurate Chart of the World. Drawn from the Authentic Surveys, Assisted by the Most Approved Modern Maps & Charts & Regulated by Astronl. Observations... World
Emanuel Bowen
1744
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This unusual thematic chart of the world shows the magnetic variations throughout the world. Edmond Halley set out in 1700 to chart magnetic variation in order to solve one of the great problems in nautical navigation, the accurate determination of longitude. His initial work was expanded on by several British navigators in the 1740's, as represented by this map. Geographically the map shows a ...
23 An Essay of a New and Compact Map, Containing the Known Parts of the Terrestrial Globe World
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1750
A
  $650.00
Closed
   

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Bellin's popular world map is presented on Mercator's projection with two fine compass roses orienting the chart. North America is shown with a very pronounced River of the West connecting through a series of rivers and lakes from Lake Superior to the Pacific - representing the elusive Northwest Passage. A portion of the Asian coastline is depicted a short distance from the suppose...
24 A New Map of the World in Two Hemispheres with the New Discoveries & Tracts of the Two Circum Navigators... World
Robert Sayer
1760
B+
  $2,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Gorgeous Double Hemisphere World Map

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This elaborate, large-scale double hemisphere map of the world was likely issued around 1760 as it lacks many of the later 18th century discoveries on the northwest coast of North America. A partial western coastline of present-day Alaska is depicted with the note "land seen by Capt. Spanberg 1728." Further to the south there are several references to discoveries including Juan de Fuca in 1598, ...
25 Mappemonde Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Nouvelles et les Plus Approuvees Assujeties Dediee au Roi d Espagne: et Augmentee des Voyages et Decouvertes du Celebre Capite. Cook... World
Louis Charles Desnos
1789
A
  $1,900.00
Closed
   
Scarce Map Featuring Interesting Cartography in the Northwest

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This splendid map is filled with both geographical information and decorative elements, and carries forward the myth of a Northwest Passage. First published in 1761, the map is known in at least 7 states, with notable differences to the cartography of northwest North America. All states include the mythical M. de l'Ouest, Lac Velasco, and Lac de Fonte, the latter of w...
26 Geographische Verbreitung der Menschen-Rassen. Ubersicht der Nahrungsweise und der Volksdichtickeit in den Ackerbaulandern; auch Manches zur Physik des Menschen World
Justus Perthes
1852
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This scarce and unusual thematic map illustrates the geographic distribution of the human races throughout the world. It is drawn on Mercator's Projection with well-rendered vignettes of the various races at top and sides. Beneath the map are related graphs and a smaller world map showing population density in relation to agricultural zones. Berghaus' Physikalischer Atlas was a monumenta...
27 The World on Mercator's Projection World
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
B+
  $50.00
Closed
   

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World map with direction of various currents shown in great detail. Antarctica is just beginning to take shape with the majority of the coastline left blank. A "warmth equator" is shown to identify the "line of greatest mean annual heat."
28 [Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere - Map of Discovery [and] Eastern Hemisphere - Map of Discovery World
National Geographic Magazine
1928
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This attractive pair of world maps is based upon murals created by painter N.C. Wyeth which decorated Hubbard Memorial Hall, the National Geographic Society's first formal library. While the maps themselves are based upon modern information and political boundaries, the style and decorative elements are characteristic of 16th century maps including depictions of Zeus, Poseidon, a wind head, and s...
29 Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, Viri Consularis, & Illustris, in Somnium Scipionis, Lib. II. Saturnaliorum, Lib. VII... Ancient World
Ambrosius Aurelius T Macrobius
1548
B+
  $1,000.00
Closed
   
Macrobius' Miniature Ancient World Map

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This work, written by Ambrosius Macrobius, is a commentary on Cicero's Dream of Scipio. It includes a rare woodcut map of the world (3.1 x 3.1") illustrating Cicero's interesting theories. This diagrammatic map shows two distinct regions of the earth. The inhabited Afro-Eurasian continent was balanced by an unknown, and relatively equal, landmass (Temperata Antipodunobis Incognita) on th...
30 Aevi Veteris, Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1590
A+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This interesting map presents the regions of the earth that were known in classic times within a large oval projection showing the relative size of the now-known world. The map extends into Asia as far east as Sumatra and south to Madagascar and the Mountains of the Moon in Africa. The climate zones are shown as Zona frigida, temperata, and torrida, with the Zona frigida not...
31 Geographia Sacra Ancient World
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
  $450.00
Closed
   

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Dramatic and beautifully engraved map of the ancient Biblical world including southern Europe, northern Africa and the Middle East. The map is based on the Old and New Testament, following the translation of the Septuaginta. At the bottom of the map is small (4.2 x 2.7") inset map of the modern world on an oval projection surrounded with a decorative strapwork cartouche. Latin text on verso, p...
32 Orbis Terrarum Veteribus Cogniti Typus Geographicus Ancient World
Jan Jansson
1660
B+
  $400.00 *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 ...
33 Universalis Tabula Iuxta Ptolemaeum Ancient World
Ptolemy/Mercator
1730
B
  $1,000.00
Closed
   
Ancient Map of the World with Depictions of the Four Elements

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This decorative map of the ancient world is the revised second state of Mercator's 1578 Ptolemaic world map. The border was re-engraved, surrounded by allegorical figures representing the four elements of Fire (Zeus), Air (Hera), Water (Neptune), and Earth (Gaia), rather than the strapwork and wind head border of the earlier edition. There is a very large Taprobana (modern day Sri Lanka) ...
34 A Map of the North-Pole and the Parts Adioining North Pole
Moses Pitt
1680
B
  $2,000.00
Closed
   
Attractive English Map of the North Pole

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This is undoubtedly the most attractive English map of the North Pole and Arctic regions. The map combines some out-dated cartography with a solid view of Hudson and Baffin bays. In Canada the unusual three-island configuration of northern Labrador is derived in part from Sanson's map of 1656. Pitt includes the mythical island of Freesland complete with several place names and Forbish...
35 A Map of the North Pole with all the Territories that Lye Near it... North Pole
Herman Moll
1744
A
  $210.00
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...
36 [Polus Antarcticus] South Pole
Hondius/Jansson
1666
B+
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare Edition with New Zealand, Tasmania and Nova Hollandia

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This early map of the south pole is considered one of the earliest realistic maps of the Antarctic continent, which is partially delineated in a combination of coastline and strings of islands noted as first discovered by Magellan. The circular map also shows parts of South America, Africa and Madagascar with the incomplete coastline of Australia. When first published in 1637, this was the first...
37 Carte de l'Hemisphere Austral Montrant les Routes des Navigateurs les Plus Celebres par le Capitaine Jacques Cook Southern Hemisphere
Cook/Benard
1775
A
  $220.00
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...
38 Planisfero Meridionale, Corretto, et Accresciuto di Molte Stelle Celestial
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1700
B+
  $800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $100!

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This magnificent chart depicts the southern sky centered on the south ecliptic pole. The stars and constellations are based on the work of Hevelius, Bayer, and Halley. Several of the non-Ptolemaic constellations include Columba, La Croce (Crux), Rhombus (now known as Reticulum), and the twelve invented by Keyser and de Houtman. The stars are differentiated in six degrees of magnitude tha...
39 Hemisphere Boreal [on sheet with] Hemisphere Austral Celestial
Denis Diderot
1778
A
  $80.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by 20%

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This plate features twin celestial hemispheres displaying the constellations in allegorical form. The map is copied from Pierre-Charles le Monnier's maps of 1743. In 1736-37 Le Monnier participated in an expedition to Lapland to measure the length of a degree of terrestrial latitude near the north pole. In commemoration of this work, he grouped some circumpolar stars into the new constellation ...
40 [9" Globe] Der Globus Globes
1910
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This nine-inch terrestrial desk globe is raised on a circular wooden base and supported by an ebonized baluster. The globe consists of twelve printed color gores and stands approximately 17" tall. The globe is undated, but geography dates it to circa 1910. The Philippines and the Sandwich Islands are colored to indicate United States' possessions. In Africa, Cape Colony, Transvaal, Orange and ...
41 [12" Desk Globe] Globes
George F. Cram & Company
1938
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by $150! Unusual Metallic-Colored Oceans

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This very desirable 12" desk globe is constructed from 12 lithographic gores and is supported by a cast iron half-meridian and circular wooden base. It is unlike other Cram globes we have seen with a very distinct and attractive metallic coloring of the oceans. The globe is undated, but geography suggest a circa 1938 date. The geography shows the Versailles Treaty boundaries indicating it was m...
42 [Monsters] Meerwunder und Seltzame Thier / wie die in den Mitnachtigen Landern / im Meer und auff dem Landt Gefunden Werden Cartographic Miscellany
Sebastian Munster
1614
B+
  $750.00
Closed
   

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This is one of the more fanciful cartographic curiosities and a unique view of Renaissance attitudes toward the unknown lands beyond the civilized world. This woodblock illustration presents a compendium of monsters that were thought to exist in the sixteenth century. Many subsequent mapmakers used these monsters to illustrate the lands and seas of the unexplored world. Across the top is...
43 Pasquins Windkaart. Op de Windnegotie Cartographic Miscellany, Playing Cards
Anonymous
1720
B+
  $1,600.00
Closed
   
Sheet of Playing Cards Satirizing the Mississippi Bubble

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This sheet includes a full set of 52 playing cards from the important account of one the most infamous financial meltdowns in history, known as the Mississippi Bubble incident. The general term Bubble was applied to such schemes and the stock traders were known as "wind salesmen," hence this set of cards is called "wind cards." The cards are arranged in six rows of nine and ...
44 [Set of 5 Puzzle Maps] Atlas Geographique en Jeu de Patience Cartographic Miscellany, Puzzle
Auguste Logerot
1867
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This fascinating puzzle set contains five maps - North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Switzerland. The maps measure 11.2 x 8.3” when assembled and are separated by pressed paper dividers, with nearly all of the original blue and red ribbon pulls intact, meant to facilitate removing the puzzles from the box. Each puzzle piece is mounted on thin balsa wood with original blue paper on...
45 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1587
A
  $4,500.00
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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 Pars Magis Cognita Western Hemisphere - America
Theodore de Bry
1592
B+
  $3,750.00
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De Bry's Elaborate Map of North and South America

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Focusing on the Spanish possessions in the Americas, this map covers what is the present-day southern United States through South America. It was published to accompany the accounts of the voyages of Johann van Stadden and Jean de Lery. The cartography is drawn from de Bry's own map of Florida and the West Indies after Jacques le Moyne. However, there is no easily discernible source for the Sou...
47 America sive Novus Orbis Western Hemisphere - America
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This charming miniature map was updated from its predecessor, Philippe Galle's first miniature map derived from Ortelius and published in 1577. This edition has a more accurate outline for South America, but actually includes less detail than its predecessor. Only a few rivers and place names are noted. The vast southern continent is prominently featured, encompassing both Tierra del Fuego and ...
48 America sive India Nova, ad Magnae Gerardi Mercatoris aui Universalis Imitationem, in Compendium Redacta Western Hemisphere - America
Michael Mercator
1628
B+
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Mercator's Foundation Map for the Americas in Full Original Color

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This is one of the most famous maps of the Americas and an important foundation map for an American map collection. After the death of his grandfather, Michael Mercator produced this stunning hemispherical map, the only known printed map attributed to him. The map is surrounded by a beautifully engraved floral design and four roundels, one of which contains the title. The other insets include t...
49 Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Nicolas Visscher
1658
B+
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Visscher's map greatly influenced the cartography of the Americas both geographically and artistically. One of the most distinctive geographic details copied by other cartographers is the large open lake in the Great Lakes region. Visscher actually copied this from Blaeu's wall map of the world [1648], but popularized it on this map. California is shown as an island, on the Briggs model,...
50 Recentissima Novi Orbis, sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Carel Allard
1700
A
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Allard's Elaborate Map of the Western Hemisphere

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Sumptuous map of the Americas features a dramatically decorative title cartouche showing an Amazonian queen surrounded by riches, a sugar cane field and exotic animals. Inset in the cartouche is a small map of the coast of New Zealand. The cartography of North America includes all five Great Lakes and the island of California on the Foxe model with two indented bays on the northern coastl...
51 Carte du Gouvernement de l'Amerique Western Hemisphere - America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
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A folio sheet filled with fascinating French text, statistics and four engravings showing the Council of the Indies dividing up Spanish Empire in America. The map itself (3.7 x 5.2") shows an unnamed island of California on the Sanson model. The only political detail is the division of the regions between the colonial powers. Far to the south, a purely speculative Antarctic continent is ...
52 America Western Hemisphere - America
Herman Moll
1709
A
  $190.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This uncommon map shows California as an island on the Briggs model with no place names given. To the northwest, the wildly stretched coast of Jesso nearly touches California. Hudson Bay opens up to give an early hint of the Great Lakes. Santa Fe is named in New Mexico. Western Canada is labeled New North Wales. A huge and ill-defined coastline in the lower left is an ea...
53 A New Map of America from the Latest Observations Western Hemisphere - America
John Senex
1719
B
  $550.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $150! Fascinating Map of the Americas with Unusual Features

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This is a very curious and fascinating map of the Americas. There are several interesting features that don't appear on other maps of the period. Senex's depiction of the northwestern part of North America is most unusual with the coastline continuing far to the north of the island of California. Two lakes (L. Aquinanbock and L. of Isles) appear along the coastline with the place names (...
54 Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Novissima Repraesentatio quam ex Singulis Recentium Geographorum Tabulis Collecta Luci Publicae Accommodavit Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Baptist Homann
1730
A
  $500.00
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This attractive map is a revision of the elder Homann's 1710 map of the Americas. After his death in 1724, his son (Johann Christoph Homann) re-engraved the plate to correct the western coastline of North America, shown here extending very far west and north, with very little detail. California is no longer shown as an island, although the remnants of the interior sea can be seen near the Pai...
55 Novus Orbis sive America Meridionalis et Septentrionalis, per sua Regna, Provincias et Insulas Iuxta Observationes et Descriptiones Recentiss... Western Hemisphere - America
Matthias Seutter
1740
A
  $700.00
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This striking map of the Americas features a prominent island of California based on the second Sanson model, with two indented bays in the northern coast. Directly above the island is the strait of Fretum Anian and the coastline of Terra Esonis incogn, which is obscured by an elaborate pictorial cartouche relating to the religious conversion of the natives. The Great Lakes ...
56 A New and Accurate Map of America. Drawn from the Most Approved Modern Maps and Charts, and Adjusted by Astronomical Observations: Exhibiting the Course of the Trade Winds Both in Atlantic & Pacific Oceans Western Hemisphere - America
Emanuel Bowen
1744
B+
  $190.00
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This attractive map of the Americas illustrates the Course of the Trade Winds in Both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In North America, the Pacific Northwest is left open, completely blank and labeled Parts Undiscovered. The coastline stops in the vicinity of Alaska with the notation The Supposed Straits of Annian. The British colonies are shown east of the Appalachian Mou...
57 Nuova ed Esatta Carta della America Ricavata dalle Mappe, a Carte piu Approvate Western Hemisphere - America
Giuseppe Pazzi
1763
A
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This uncommon Italian map of the Americas features several notes about exploration, including mentions of the discoveries of Davis and Anson. The Fiume d'Occidente (or River of the West) is depicted flowing from an unnamed lake (perhaps Lake Winnipeg) to Cape Blanco. Nuovo Albione appears on the West Coast, and the northwestern portion of the continent is labeled Parti no...
58 Nieuwe Kaart van America Western Hemisphere - America
Isaac Tirion
1765
A+
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This copper engraved map of the Americas shows good detail throughout. It depicts the colonial powers of Britain, France and Spain divided into roughly thirds in North America. The northwest portion of North America above C. Blank is completely blank. South America is well mapped with the interior labeled 't Land der Amazonen. The map also includes the western portion of Europe a...
59 America Western Hemisphere - America
Anonymous
1770
A
  $40.00
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This miniature map of the Americas shows North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia extending to the Mississippi River. Florida is divided between East and West, and the area above Virginia is New England. The southwest consists of Mew Mexico, New Navarre, and a peninsular California. The northwest portion of the continent is entirely blank. No engraver or publisher is noted, but it is...
60 L'Amerique Divisee par Grands Etats Western Hemisphere - America
Janvier/Lattre
1783
B+
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This is a later edition of this copper engraved map of the Americas. When originally engraved, the map included a large Sea of the West and hints of a possible Northwest Passage. It has been re-engraved to delete those features (although they can still be faintly discerned). Alaska now is shown with approximately the correct shape, although the Aleutians are missing. The Sandwich Islands (Hawa...
61 A New Map of the Whole Continent of America, Divided into North and South and West Indies. Wherein Are Exactly Described the United States of North America... Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B+
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $100! Impressive Four-Sheet Map Featuring Two Possible Locations for a River of the West

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An impressive, four-sheet map of North and South America, originally drawn by John Gibson in 1763 with a slightly different title. The map went through several revisions; this being the final state. The huge map is filled with incredible detail and is based on D'Anville's cartography, as well as Spanish explorations on the west coast of North America and the journals of Governor Pownall in New E...
62 America Divided into North and South with Their Several Subdivisions and the Newest Discoveries Western Hemisphere - America
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B
  $220.00
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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...
63 Karte von Amerika. Nach d'Anville und Pownall Neu Verzeichnet Herausgegeben Western Hemisphere - America
Franz Johann Joseph von Reilly
1795
A
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A scarce Austrian map of the Western Hemisphere based on D'Anville and the surveys of Gov. Pownall. The large map depicts the United States extending to the Mississippi River, and the region to its west is under Spanish rule with Louisiana, New Mexico and New Navarro named. The majority of the northwest part of the continent is blank with Quivira shown in present-day Idaho. In South Amer...
64 A Map of America, or the New World, Wherein Are Introduced All the Known Parts of the Western Hemisphere, from the Map of d'Anville... Western Hemisphere - America
William Faden
1797
B
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Originally drawn by D'Anville in 1761, Faden's version was updated with corrections and new discoveries. The map depicts the United States extending to the Mississippi River, and the region to its west is under Spanish rule with Louisiana and New Mexico named. The majority of the northwest part of the continent is blank with Quivira shown by itself in the Plains. In South America, the fi...
65 Amerique ou Nouveau Continent Dressee sur les Nouvelles Relations Decouvertes et Observations Western Hemisphere - America
Jean Baptiste Nolin
1811
A
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Very handsome map of the Americas decorated with a large title cartouche depicting two Indians smoking a peace pipe and preparing smoke signals. The cartouche is embellished with huge flowering plants that conveniently obscure the northwest coast of North America. However, an inset at bottom completes the picture with the Delisle/Buache theories of an Northwest Passage. This is a later e...
66 America Western Hemisphere - America
H.S. Tanner
1823
A
  $250.00
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A handsome map that shows the Western Hemisphere from Cape Horn to Baffin Bay, and from the Sandwich Isles to the western fringes of Europe and Africa. In North America, the United States is shown with its current northern border until the Pacific Northwest at which point it shows neither United States nor British claims, as this region was jointly occupied during this period. Alaska is s...
67 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties... Colonial North America
Sanson/Jaillot
1694
B+
  $1,900.00
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Rare First State with California as an Island

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First state of this handsome map showing the island of California with an indented northern coast and the Terre de Iesso Ieco (Japan) just a short distance off its northwestern coast. All five Great Lakes are now shown, with Superior and Michigan open-ended. The Rio del Norte flows incorrectly into the Gulf of California. The lion's share of today's United States is divided...
68 Idea Naturalis Americae Borealis Digito Dei Formata Geographice Proposita Colonial North America
Scherer
1700
A
  $950.00
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This captivating map of North America features a huge island of California, an oversized depiction of the Great Lakes, and a misplaced Mississippi River delta. It is decorated with two cartouches; one is capped with a globe revealing the Western Hemisphere and the other is surrounded with exotic animals, most not native to North America such as a rhinoceros and a lion. The most alluring f...
69 [Lot of 2] America Septentrionalis [and] Die Nord-Pol-Lander... Colonial North America, North Pole
Mueller/Bodenehr
1702
B
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A. America Septentrionalis. This rare, tiny map features a large island of California of the Briggs type with a flat northern coast. Terra de Iesso is depicted across a narrow F. Anian to the west of California. Engraved by Bodenehr who drew heavily on Pierre Duval's similar map and includes several of the same anomalies; namely there is a double Hudson Bay, an inacc...
70 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
  $130.00
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This attractive small map includes numerous interesting features. California is shown as an island while the northwest coast remains blank. To the west is a partial outline of Terre de Iesso separated from the continent by the Strait d'Anien. The Great Lakes appear to all be joined, and remain open-ended to the west. The St. Lawrence River flows much too far to the south. ...
71 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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Wells' Map of North America Featuring California as an Island

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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 settle...
72 Americque Septentrionale par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1715
A
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This is a charming little map of North America with California as an island embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. California is shown with an indented northern coastline in the Foxe form. The detached coastline to the northwest of California is named Terre de Iesso ou Ieco, rather than reflecting Sanson's earlier belief that it was an extension of the American continent. Th...
73 L'Amerique Septentrionale qui fait Partie des Indes Occidentales Dressee Selon les Dernieres Relations des Voiageurs... Colonial North America
Jacques Chiquet
1719
B+
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This is an uncommon version of this charming little map of North America. It presents the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at the north end of the island. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain ...
74 L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences ... Par G. de l'Isle ' Colonial North America
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
A
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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...
75 Carta Geografica dell' America Settentrionale Colonial North America
Giambatista Albrizzi
1740
A
  $400.00
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This is Albrizzi's version of Delisle's landmark map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. C. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The tracks of Cortez, Drake and Olivier are noted in the Pacific, and the Great Lakes a...
76 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy
1748
A
  $90.00
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This nice small map of the continent depicts political boundaries. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard, and there is a very large Louisiane. The Ohio River is labeled R. des Ouabaches. Above the peninsula of California, the entire Northwest coast is blank. There is an open-ended bay in Hudson Bay leaving open the possibility of the Northwest Passage. Simple...
77 Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, ou se Remarquent. Les Etats Unis Colonial North America
Robert de Vaugondy (family)
1783
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is the sixth state of this handsome chart of North America with the removal of "ordinaire du Roi" from the title. The geography is identical to that of the fifth state, which presented several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and several place names along the East Coast. Most importantly, it delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration...
78 North America Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities North America
Thomas Kitchin
1787
B+
  $260.00
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This great map shows good detail in the east with Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia extending to the Mississippi River. The gulf coast is comprised of East and West Florida, with West Florida also extending to the Mississippi. There are numerous early frontier settlements, forts, Buffalo Meadows, and Indian nations located. In the Pacific Northwest, the Straits of Juan de Fuca open up ...
79 [On 4 Sheets] Generalkarte von Nordamerica samt den Westindischen Inseln North America
Franz Anton Schraembl
1788
A
  $750.00
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This large-scale map of North America includes excellent detail of towns, political boundaries, roads, rivers, mines, Indian villages, and tribal territories. The map is a German-language edition of Emmanuel Bowen and John Gibson's An Accurate Map of North America Describing and Distinguishing the British, Spanish and French Dominions on this Great Continent', which was first published in ...
80 A New Map of North America, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries North America
Robert Wilkinson
1794
B+
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This small map of North America shows the young United States confined to east of the Mississippi River. Florida is divided into East and West Florida, and a prominent River of the West flows into the Pacific. The west coast is labeled New Albion with a few place names along the coast including Sir F. Drake's H. 1578. The interior is largely blank with the exception of some...
81 Nord America North America
Carl Ferdinand Weiland
1830
B+
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This attractive German map of North America names plenty of towns and cities and features good topographical detail. Texas is still a part of Mexico, and the border of Oregon Territory extends well into present-day Canada, reflecting the United States claims to the territory. The Midwest, east of the Rocky Mountains, is identified as Missouri Territory while Wisconsin is labeled Northwest Territ...
82 North America North America
Anonymous
1843
A
  $95.00
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This handsome map of the continent likely comes from a geography book. The Independent Republic of Texas is depicted with a long stovepipe panhandle. California and the present-day southwestern United States are still under Mexican control, and the name New Albion appears by Cape Mendocino. The Northwest extends well into Canada geographically showing the Fifty-four Forty or Fi...
83 A Map of North America, Denoting the Boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the Locations of the Various Indian Tribes [and] Aboriginal America, East of the Mississippi [complete with report] North America, Texas
Religious Society of Friends
1844
B+
  $210.00
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This lot contains two interesting maps illustrating the status of Indian nations in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. The two maps are included in the original 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, which was published by the Religious Society of...
84 North America North America, Texas
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1845
A
  $95.00
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This is later edition of this detailed and finely engraved map that portrays an Independent Texas, with Mexico controlling Nueva California. The boundary between Canada and the United States is depicted along the Columbia River. Filled with well-developed topography, the map names numerous forts, trading posts, and Indian tribes. The course of the Snake River is fairly accurate. ...
85 Bergsystem von Nord-America North America
Hildburghausen Biblio Institut
1848
A
  $50.00
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This intricately engraved map of the continent features trade winds, elevations, and exquisite topographical detail. A chart at bottom compares the elevations of various mountain ranges. It also includes a number of canal profiles. Engraved by H. Schleifmann.
86 North America North America
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $110.00
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This map, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, is filled with forts and locates many Indian tribes. Texas is shown in a curious configuration without a panhandle, Western Territory takes up much of present-day Kansas and Oklahoma, and New Mexico is shown as a tiny strip of land above Texas. The vignettes surrounding the map were drawn by J. Marchant and engraved by J. Rogers. These scenes include...
87 New Map of That Portion of North America, Exhibiting the United States and Territories, the Canadas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Mexico, Also, Central America, and the West India Islands... North America
Jacob Monk
1854
B+
  $700.00
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Large Wall Map Featuring an Enlarged 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 remarkably inaccurate with Auburn shown well north of Sacramento City and lying between it and the Marysville/Yuba City area. The Great Basin area is also inaccurate and roughly follows the Fremont model. Filled wi...
88 Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison North America
Smithsonian Institute
1889
B+
  $200.00
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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...
89 Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico North America
John Wesley Powell
1890
A
  $100.00
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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...
90 A Map of the English Plantations in America Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Herman Moll
1701
B+
  $150.00
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This handsome map is centered on Cuba and extends to the Caribbean, Central America, and north to New England. The topography is indicated simply and includes an unusual Felis Lake west of Pennsylvania. The early colonial settlements of Boston, Cape Cod, James Towne, and Charles Towne are noted. On a full sheet of English text that measures 7.8 x 12.4".
91 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, West Indies & Bermuda
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
B+
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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...
92 Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Delisle/Buache
1745
B+
  $550.00
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This important map is credited with accurately showing the course of the Mississippi River and its mouth for the first time. The map influenced later delineations of the Mississippi River by Seutter, Homann, Lotter and others for many years. It is an attractive map that includes much of the present-day United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The British colonies are confined ...
93 Carte Generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Possessions Angloises dans Cette Partie du Nouveau Monde, Dressee sur la Carte de Pople... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Crepy Family
1756
A
  $1,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! French Index Sheet of Popple's Map

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This is the French edition of Popple's key map of 1733, made as an index to his 20-sheet map. This map was initially published separately by Le Rouge in 1742; this edition was made after the Crepy family acquired the plate. The title was changed to reflect the outbreak of the French-Indian War, which occurred in 1756. The map is well-detailed, with excellent representations of topography and wa...
94 Carte du Mexique et des Etats Unis d'Amerique, Partie Meridionale. Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Delisle/Dezauche
1783
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    
One of the Earliest Maps to Name the United States

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The title of this map contains a very early recognition of the newly formed United States, as 1783 is the earliest that the name appears on a printed map. This is the last issue of Delisle's map that was first issued in 1703 with the title Carte du Mexique et de la Floride. Delisle's map is regarded as the first map to correctly show the course of the lower Mississippi, to accurately plac...
95 [2 Volumes] Voyage de la Baye de Hudson. Fait en 1746 & 1747, pour la Decouverte du Passage de Nord-Ouest ... Tome Premier [and] ... Tome Second Canada & North Atlantic
Henry Ellis
1749
A
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the 1749 French edition Of Henry Ellis' A Voyage to Hudson Bay.... Ellis was an English explorer who set out in 1746 to discover a Northwest Passage from Hudson Bay. While his unsuccessful search ended the explorations for a passage via Hudson Bay, his account of the voyage was warmly received by the public and editions were translated into Dutch, German and French. The tw...
96 An Outline to Shew the Connected Discoveries of Captains Ross, Parry & Franklin, in the Years 1818, 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23 Canada
Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin
1823
B+
  $100.00
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This map charts the discoveries in the Arctic made by Ross, Parry, and Franklin at the beginning of the 19th century. William Edward Parry sailed under John Ross on his voyage of 1818, where Parry became sure that Baffin Bay would lead to the Northwest Passage. Ross had been chastised by the Admiralty for turning back too soon on the 1818 voyage, so Parry was given the command of the Hecla
97 British America Canada
John Tallis
1850
A
  $200.00
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This decorative map is surrounded in a delicately engraved border and further embellished with six vignettes. The area mapped extends to show all of today's Canada and Alaska, here called Russian America. In Canada, at least 23 districts are outlined. Hand-colored dots indicate the numerous forts and principal stations of the Hudson's Bay Company. This edition includes a bird's-eye view...
98 Carte des Decouvertes du Capitaine Parry en 1819 et 1820 Canadian Arctic
1820
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map charts the discoveries in the Arctic made by Captain Parry at the beginning of the 19th century. William Edward Parry sailed under John Ross on his voyage of 1818, where Parry became sure that Baffin Bay would lead to the Northwest Passage. Ross had been chastised by the Admiralty for turning back too soon on the 1818 voyage, so Parry was given the command of the Hecla with Lieut...
99 Extrema Americae Versus Boream, ubi Terra Nova Nova Francia, Adjacentiaq. Eastern Canada
Johannes Blaeu
1662
B+
  $1,600.00
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Blaeu's Only Map of Canada, Showing the Canadian Maritimes

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This handsome map of the Canadian Maritimes is based on Samuel de Champlain's great map of 1632, and augmented with place names from De Laet and Jansson. This is Blaeu's only map of Canada. It shows Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Labrador and the Davis and Hudson Straits as well as the southern tip of Greenland and a portion of northern Maine. The elaborate cartouches symb...
100 A New Correct Map of the Seat of War in Lower Canada Protracted from Hollands Large Map Compiled from Actual Survey Made by Order of the Provincial Government... Eastern Canada, Quebec
Amos Lay
1814
B
  $1,100.00
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Lay's Update to Samuel Holland's Map

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This separately issued map is based upon Samuel Holland's earlier map of the region with "many late additions and improvements." It presents the area from the Canadian/New York border near Massena northeast along the St. Lawrence River to Montreal and Quebec City. The map is divided into the districts of Montreal, Three Rivers, and Quebec with a key identifying court houses, churches, mills, iro...
101 East Canada, and New Brunswick Eastern Canada
John Tallis
1850
B+
  $90.00
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Lovely nineteenth century map of the St. Lawrence River and New Brunswick. Locates Montreal and Quebec with a beautiful vignette of Quebec as seen from the river. The view of Quebec contains numerous sailing ships and boats in the foreground with the cliffs and settlement high above the cliffs. A second vignette shows a group of North American Indians in ceremonial dress with weapons. Further...
102 Carte de l'Acadie, Isle Royale, et Pais Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Nova Scotia, Canada
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
A
  $120.00
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This strongly engraved map by Bellin covers all of Nova Scotia including Cape Breton. Prince Edward Island, here called Isle Saint Jean, is shown in good detail, and Nova Scotia is in part named as Acadie. South of Nova Scotia numerous banks are noted where 'la Pesche est tres bonne' (the fish are very good). The Micmac tribe is named near Shelburne. This map was published shortl...
103 Nouveau Mexique, Louisiane, Canada, et les Etats Unis United States & Canada
Brion de la Tour/Desnos
1786
A
  $140.00
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This map covers the majority of the continent, excluding Alaska and southern Mexico. The western region is virtually unknown, but notations are made concerning the recent discoveries along the Northwest coast including those of Adm. Fuente. The River of the West flows out of Lake Winnipeg, which is connected through a system of rivers and lakes to Hudson Bay, thereby forming the long-soug...
104 Dominj Inglesi in America United States & Canada
Luigi Rossi
1820
B+
  $85.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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Very uncommon copper engraved map with details in Canada and Alaska, which is still not fully delineated. The "Monte Stoney o delle Pietre" (Stoney Mountains) dominate the west where a hypothetical connection is shown between the Missouri and Columbia rivers. The longitude is measured from the island of Ferro. Numerous Indian tribes are named and Canada's extensive network of rivers and lakes i...
105 Nieuwe Kaart van Kanada, de Landen aan de Hudsons-Baay en de Noordwestelyke deelen van Noord-Amerika Colonial Northern United States & Canada
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $200.00
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This attractive and detailed map is based on Jefferys' important map of Canada in 1760. It covers from Hudson Bay, through the Great Lakes, to Philadelphia and west to include Lake Winnipeg. There is an interesting array of speculative cartography in the lakes and rivers. While there is a realistic interpretation of Lake Winnipeg, it connects via the Rivier Bourbon to Hudson Bay, and als...
106 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
Nicholas de Fer
1719
B
  $900.00
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Striking Map of French Colonial Possessions

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A striking and informative map derived from Nicholas de Fer's important four-sheet map of 1718. It describes the French possessions in North America in the early 18th century. Louisiana and the Mississippi valley are based on Delisle's manuscript map of 1701, while the geography of New England and eastern Canada originates with Franquelin. Inset at top left is a large-scale depiction of the Mis...
107 Amplissimae Regionis Mississipi seu Provinciae Ludovicinae... Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Johann Baptist Homann
1720
B
  $800.00
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Striking Map of Colonial America with Buffalo Vignette

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A striking map based on Delisle's landmark map of 1718, but covering a slightly larger area. It focuses on the Mississippi River Valley interior and Great Lakes, also detailing the Gulf Coast region, where the Mission de los Teyas is noted in present-day Texas. The map is splendidly adorned by vignettes of a buffalo and Native Americans in a cartouche filling the Atlantic, and a beaver co...
108 Carte des Possessions Angloises & Francoises du Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Jean Palairet
1755
B+
  $1,600.00
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Important Map of French and English Territorial Claims at the Outset of the French and Indian War

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This fascinating map is one of the best maps of the colonies at the outset of the French and Indian War. Mr. Palairet was the Agent to the States-General in London. In 1755 he published his map with a pamphlet "A Concise Description of the English and French Possessions in North-America" and in atlas format the same year, distributed in London, Amsterdam, Berlin and The Hague. The map wa...
109 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
  $240.00
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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...
110 [On 2 Sheets] Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Canada, la Louisiane, le Labrador, le Groenland, la Nouvelle Angleterre, la Floride &c. Projettee et Assujettie aux Observations Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Bonne/Lattre
1771
B+
  $275.00
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This is the first state of this finely engraved pair of Revolutionary War maps covering the eastern parts of North America. The top sheet contains the decorative title cartouche, and covers eastern Canada and Greenland from the bottom of Hudson Bay, northward beyond the Arctic Circle to about 70 deg. N. Latitude. It includes an interesting depiction of a passage between Lake Winnipeg and ...
111 North America from the French of Mr. d'Anville Improved with the English Surveys Made Since the Peace Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett
1775
B
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the third state of this important map detailing the British colonies after the conclusion of the French and Indian War and on the eve of the Revolutionary War. The map is extremely detailed with the locations of forts, Indian villages, tribal territory, and mines. A note in the title cartouche states, "The boundaries of the Provinces since the conquest of Canada are laid down as s...
112 A Map of the British Empire, in North America Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Samuel Dunn
1776
B+
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This uncommon map is based on the surveys of Captain Jonathan Carver and was issued during the Revolutionary War period. This particular map was issued in both The American Military Pocket Atlas, also known as the Holster Atlas carried by British redcoats, and Thomas Jeffrey's American Atlas. The western boundaries of most of the thirteen colonies are left open, but t...
113 Carte Nouvelle de l'Amerique Angloise Contenant tout ce que les nglois Possedent sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale Savoir le Canada... Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Mathias Albrecht Lotter
1776
A
  $800.00
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This handsome map was issued shortly before the outbreak of the American Revolution and was included in Lotter's Atlas Geographique, Seutter's Grosser Atlas, and composite atlases throughout the conflict. The map covers the region from James Bay through Newfoundland in the north and to the northern part of Florida in the south. It reflects German interests in America with nu...
114 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+
  $750.00
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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...
115 Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Isles Royale, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, l'Acadie &c. Eastern United States & Canada
Charles Francois Delamarche
1785
B+
  $600.00
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First Reference to Michigan as a Land Division of the United States

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This handsome map covers the newly created United States and extends to take in much of the Louisiana Territory and part of New Mexico. It also extends to show parts of eastern Canada and the Bahamas. Detail along the Rio del Norte includes Taos and Santa Fe. The map identifies many Indian villages and tribal territory. There are extensive notes throughout regarding early explorers such...
116 A Correct Map of the United States of North America. Including the British and Spanish Territories, Carefully Laid Down Agreeable to the Treaty of 1784 Eastern United States & Canada
Thomas Bowen
1787
B+
  $450.00
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This early map of the United States was created at the conclusion of the American Revolution, with the new western boundary along the Mississippi River. Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia have no western boundaries, suggesting their limits extend to the Mississippi. Florida is divided between East & West. The frontier region includes limited information up to Lake Winnipeg, with Indian...
117 A Map of the Northern and Middle States; Comprehending the Western Territory and the British Dominions in North America. From the Best Authorities Eastern United States & Canada
Stockdale
1792
B+
  $150.00
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This uncommon and information-packed map describes the region from James Bay to Chesapeake Bay and the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers, and from the Lake of the Woods to the Gulf of St. Lawrence. An explanation of the various symbols used in the map is displayed in the form of an open book in the upper left corner. Several of the districts and states are shown with distorted border...
118 United States of America Exhibiting the Seat of War on the Canadian Frontier. From 1812. to 1815 Eastern United States & Canada
Edward Baines
1816
B+
  $195.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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An uncommon map of the early United States, published shortly after the War of 1812. The map details the eastern United States including the plains region to the west of the Mississippi. Mississippi is a large territory that includes present-day Alabama. Michigan Territory is named. The map is filled with early settlement locations and Indian villages. Inset with a "Chart of Lakes Erie and On...
119 Nouvelle Carte des Etats-Unis, des Haut et Bas-Canada, de la Nouvle.-Ecosse, du Nouvau Brunswick, de Terre-Neuve &a... Eastern United States & Canada
Adrien Hubert Brue
1836
B+
  $300.00
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This large and unusual map shows the United States east of the Texas panhandle and Arkansas and Missouri River valleys, which are divided into the Ozark, Osage, Sioux, and Mandan Indian Districts. The map is beautifully engraved and incredibly detailed, particularly of the roads and railroads. Notations throughout concern the Indian tribes, river courses, and early western trails. Sheet include...
120 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
B+
  $350.00
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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...
121 Canada, &c. Northeastern United States & Canada
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
A
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This map extends from Ohio and Michigan in the west to Virginia in the south. State boundaries are delineated and major cities are identified. What appears to be a long mountain range extending across Canada is labeled the height of land. Notations within Upper Canada identify Chippewa hunting ground, extensive forest and great forests. Drawn by S. Lewis, eng...
122 [Wall Map] Map of the State of Maine with the Province of New Brunswick Maine, Eastern Canada
Moses Greenleaf
1832
B
  $950.00
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Second Edition of Greenleaf's Large Map of Maine

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This is the second edition of Greenleaf's important, enlarged map of the state, first appearing in 1829. Highly detailed, it delineates ten counties including the very large Somerset, Penobscot, and Washington counties. Much of the state has been surveyed to this point, with numerous named land grants as well as a few Indian townships. The northern and southern boundary of Bingham's Purchase...
123 Partie Occidentale du Canada, Contenant les Cinq Grands Lacs, avec les Pays Circonvoisins Great Lakes
Rigobert Bonne
1775
A
  $130.00
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This is the first state of one of the most interesting maps of the Great Lakes depicting frontier forts, missions, and fur trade routes. It covers the region from James Bay south to show Ft. St. Louis, and from Lake Ontario through the Great Plains. It contains numerous Indian tribe names and forts including Detroit, St. Louis, Toronto and Chicagou. Lake Superior contains Isle Royale, as...
124 Das Oregon-Gebiet Western United States & Canada
Carl Flemming
1848
B+
  $160.00
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This uncommon German map of Oregon Territory shows the U.S. claim extending well into British Columbia to 54°40. The map reaches south to Monterey, and inland to the Sierra Nevadas and Rocky Mountains. The information is taken from the maps of Fremont and other western explorers. The Columbia River and San Francisco Bay are included in detailed insets, complete with soundings.
125 Louisiane et Pays Voisins, d'Apres les Relations et les Cartes les Plus Recentes United States
Louis Narcisse Baudry des Lozieres
1802
B+
  $275.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This map was published in Baudry des Lozieres' Voyage a la Louisiane, et sur le Continent de l'Amerique Septentrionale... According to Streeter, the book title is misleading as "the text contains a rambling history of the French occupation of Louisiana." This was the only map issued in the book and covers nearly the entire present-day United States. To the east of the Mississippi River s...
126 Kaart van Noord-Amerika, van den 50ften Graad Breedte tot aan den Keerkring van den Kreeft, Volgens de Nieuwste Ontdekkingen United States, Franklin
Eberhard August Wilhem Zimmerman
1818
A
  $250.00
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Rare Map Showing the State of Franklin

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This small map was published in the Dutch edition of Zimmerman's Taschenbuch der Reisen, oder Unterhaltende Darstellung der Entdeckungen des 18ten Jahrhunderts. This was the fourth title in Zimmerman's annual compliations, and is devoted entirely to America. The map itself covers the entire present-day United States and lists twenty states in a table at right including the short-lived ...
127 Map of the United States of America. And Nova Scotia, &c.&c. United States
Hinton, Simpkin & Marshall
1832
B+
  $120.00
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This simple map is filled with detail including Indian villages, locations of salt works, mines, missionary schools, forts and the Great Desert. It shows the large Arkansas Territory which extends above Texas. A large inset, Continuation of the Western Territory on a Reduced Scale, covers the region of present-day Oregon and Washington and shows the U.S. claims into British ...
128 Map of the United States United States
1833
A
  $550.00
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This uncommon map was published in Achille Murat's A Moral and Political Sketch of the United States of North America. It shows the United States following the Missouri Compromise with both the state and territory of Missouri depicted. It shows the United States in control of present-day British Columbia with the "Boundary between the United States & Russia settled by Convention April 5th...
129 Etats-Unis United States
1840
B+
  $90.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This uncommon small map of the United States comes from Felice Potel's Italian translation of the Monin and Fremin atlas of 1837. It names several states and territories, towns and cities, and Indian lands. There is nice topographical detail as well. Santa Fe, Monterey, San Diego, Astoria, and San Antonio are among the few cities identified in the west. Although there were 26 states at the tim...
130 [Map in Book] United States of America [in] American Facts. Notes and Statistics... United States, Texas
James Wyld
1845
B
  $500.00
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This great pre-Mexican War map shows Mexico in control of the Southwest and California. The Republic of Texas is shown in its long stove-pipe configuration. Above Texas is a huge unnamed region stretching to Canada and bounded to the east and west by the territories of Oregon and Iowa. Iowa Territory is in its largest configuration, and Oregon Country takes in the entire Northwest and ex...
131 [Untitled - United States] United States, Texas
E. Gilman
1848
B
  $275.00
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This map shows the new state of Texas with its northern boundary extending to 42 degrees N. latitude. Additional transitional territorial configurations are depicted, including a large California Territory extending nearly to Texas with a small version of New Mexico sandwiched in between. Within California are early references to the gold-related Nueva Helvetia and Sutter's Fort. ...
132 [Wall Map] Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic or United States of North America United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1849
B+
  $1,400.00
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This beautiful and well engraved wall map was drawn by J.H. Young and engraved by J.H. Brightly. The map extends into Texas, Indian Territory, and Minnesota Territory which contains Dakota. Large insets within the map include northern Maine, southern Florida, Oregon and Upper California, and the State of Texas (shown in its largest extent). The main map is surrounded by 32 inset plans of import...
133 Vereinigte Staaten von Nordamerika United States
Carl Flemming
1853
B+
  $210.00
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This large, detailed map of the United States extends to include part of Canada and Mexico, although information is focused on the United States. The map provided an excellent view of the American West with five large territories encompassing almost the entire west, shown to be mostly the domain of numerous Indian nations. Minosotah Territory takes in the Dakotas with Nebraska Territory s...
134 Guide-Chaix - Bibliotheque du Voyageur - Nouveau Guide du Voyageur et du Touriste aux Etats-Unis avec Gravures et Carte des Chemins de Fer Americains United States
1855
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This tourist guide was created to encourage French travel and emigration to the United States. The US is described as a country full of vitality and liberty, with a government that protects its people. The guide includes a large folding map of the eastern United States and single-page engraved views of Washington, DC, New York, Boston, New Orleans, Baltimore, and Cincinnati. The map focuses on ...
135 Map of the United States Exhibiting the Military Depts. & Posts United States
U.S. Gov.
1860
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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An uncommon and very interesting map that shows seven military districts with full hand coloring. The map has rudimentary watershed and topographical detail, but locates scores of forts and major cities and towns. As such it gives a graphic and detailed picture of the U.S. defenses in the Western frontier. Arizona and New Mexico are shown as one military district, and the Oregon district includ...
136 Map of the United States and Territories. Shewing the Extent of Public Surveys and Other Details... United States
General Land Office
1866
B
  $150.00
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This map is one of the more remarkable maps produced by the General Land Office. It shows the extent of the Public Surveys in 1866 and is filled with features of great interest. Most significant are the gold, silver, copper, and other mineral deposits that are color-coded and keyed to the legend. The sites of army forts and posts provide an excellent view of the undeveloped territories and the ...
137 United States of North America (Western States) [and] United States of Norh America (Eastern States) United States
Keith Johnston
1870
B+
  $100.00
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This unusual pair of maps was issued in pocket form and dissected and mounted on linen. The first map presents the eastern United States from approximately the Mississippi River to the Atlantic seaboard. The western map covers the rest of the country with a few interesting boundaries. Wyoming Territory includes a small portion of Montana in the top left corner and Yellowstone is not yet named. ...
138 Gray's Geological Map of the United States United States
O. W. Gray & Son
1881
A
  $90.00
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Very striking and graphic engraved map that details the geological composition the United States. Nine different geological types are shown in different hand color. Locates Eozoic, Silurian, Devonian and Lower Carboniferous, Coal Measures and Permo-Carboniferous, Triassic and Jurassic, Cretaceous, Tertiary, Alluvium, and Volcanic. Includes political boundaries, major cities and watersheds. The...
139 Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States... United States
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
1895
A
  $100.00
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This large map of the United States focuses on the many Indian Reservations in the United States as of 1895. 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 D.M. Browning, Co...
140 United States Rail Road Map Showing the Principal Topographical Features United States
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This map of the United States shows the extensive railroad network in the east and its steady expansion in the west. While the emphasis of the map is on the railroad and river networks in the US, key cities are also identified. Copyrighted 1889 by Charles Scribner's Sons.
141 United States General Map Showing the Principal Topographical Features United States
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
B+
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This map of the United States shows the river systems in black with mountains and topography in brown. States are shown in outline and key cities are named. Oklahoma occupies the western portion of the state, while the eastern portion is still Indian Territory.
142 [Lot of 55 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps] United States
USDA
1900-01
B+
  $150.00
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Features Maps of Southern California, Phoenix, and Boise

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Housed in two brown cloth cases with original string ties and gilt tilting, this complete set contains 55 large folding maps from both the 2nd and 3rd Report of the Field Operations of the Bureau of Soils, under the direction of Milton Whitney. Each of the maps has a legend identifying the various soil profiles which are overlaid on base maps provided by the Geological Survey. In additio...
143 A Good-Natured Map of the United States Setting Forth the Services of the Greyhound Lines and a Few Principal Connecting Bus Lines United States
1940
A
  $210.00
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Full-color pictographic map that is filled with charming vignettes and figures. This brightly colored map is the best of a number of maps issued by Greyhound in the 1930s and 1940s, the heyday of bus transportation in the US. The Greyhound bus routes are delineated in bold black with the interconnecting routes in dotted line. Small pictographs highlight the attractions throughout the country and...
144 Carte de la Louisiane et du Cours du Mississipi Dressee sur un Grand Nombre de Memoires Entrautres sur ceux de Mr. le Maire Colonial Eastern United States
Guillaume Delisle
1718
B+
  $6,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
A Foundation Map for the Mississippi Valley and the First Appearance of Texas on a Printed Map

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This enormously influential map of the French possession of Louisiana drew together the cartographic work of the previous half century and had a tremendous impact on the history of cartography. The map was designed for the political purpose of invalidating the English claims west of the Appalachian Mountains and laid claim to Carolina by the French, which provoked an angry English response. Here...
145 Novissima Tabula Regionis Ludovicianae Gallice Dictae la Louisiane tam olim Quidem sub Canadae et Floridae Nomine in America Septentrionali... Colonial Eastern United States
Christoph Weigel
1734
B+
  $700.00
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Uncommon Map of French Louisiana with a Title Cartouche Referencing the Mississippi Bubble Scheme

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This uncommon map is based on Delisle's seminal charting of the French possession of Louisiana that drew together the cartographic work of the previous half century. It presents a detailed view of the Gulf region and the Mississippi, and the exploration routes of De Soto, Cavelier, Tonty, Moscoso, and Denis. Numerous forts are shown throughout. At the far west is the Rio Grande with the settlem...
146 Karte von Luisiana, dem Laufe des Mississipi und den Benachbarten Laendern' Colonial Eastern United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1744
B+
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
147 A Map of the Western Part of the Territories Belonging to the United States of America. Drawn from the Best Authorities Eastern United States
Thomas Conder
1793
B
  $250.00
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Extremely scarce and very interesting map covering the region from the Great Lakes through Georgia and from the Mid-Atlantic past the Mississippi River. The map shows early roads, settlements, forts, Indian villages with particular emphasis on the western frontiers in Kentucky and Ohio. The battle sites and raids against the United Tribes in 1791 are depicted. Gilbert Imlay, an army offi...
148 Carta della Florida, Luigiana e Laghi del Canada Eastern United States
Anonymous
1800
A
  $140.00 *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...
149 [Lot of 2] Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale [and] Carte des Etats-Unis d'Amerique Eastern United States
1816-36
A
  $140.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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A. Etats-Unis de l'Amerique Septentrionale, by Pierre Lapie, dated 1816 (11.7 x 8.8"). This interesting map of the United States in the first part of the 19th century that features a very well mapped river system and intricate topographical detail. The map shows 17 states, with Louisiana still shown as a massive territory despite achieving statehood in 1812, four years before the date on ...
150 Vereinigte Staaten in Nord America nach den Besten Hulfsmittel Verfast Eastern United States
Tranquillo Mollo
1817
B+
  $250.00
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This fascinating, scarce map of the young United States shows the original 13 states with the new additions of Vermont, Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, and Neu Orleans. The old Spanish Districts of Howard, St. Louis, Cap Girardeau, Lawrence, and Arcansas are marked in the present-day states of Missouri and Arkansas. The map provides excellent detail of Indian tribes, towns, sett...
151 United States Eastern United States
James Wyld
1822
B+
  $375.00
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Depicts the State of Franklin

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This small map of the young United States includes several important historical regions. One of the most unique and scarce features on early maps of the United States is the appearance of Franklinia. In 1785 settlers in present-day western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee organized a state government to be named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Congress turned down their appeal but the f...
152 The United States of America Confirmed by Treaty. 1783 Eastern United States, Franklinia
Hamilton, Adams & Co.
1831
B+
  $550.00
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Map of the United States Featuring Franklinia and the Indiana Land Company

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This small map of the young United States includes several important historical regions. One of the most unique and scarce features on early maps of the U.S. is the appearance of Franklinia. In 1785 settlers in present-day western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee organized a state government to be named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. Congress turned down their appeal but the fledglin...
153 United States Eastern United States
H.S. Tanner
1839
A
  $100.00
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This handsome map of the eastern United States shows Missouri with a flat western boundary and Michigan is somewhat misshapen. Large Wisconsin and Iowa territories occupy the northwest. A tiny sliver of the independent Republic of Texas appears at lower left. Towns and cities, mountains, rivers, Indian tribes, and more are identified. Published by Carey & Hart.
154 United States and Texas Eastern United States, Texas
W. & A.K. Johnston
1842
A
  $800.00
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Highly Detailed British Atlas Map Featuring the Independent Republic of Texas

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This handsome and very detailed map of the eastern United States features the independent Republic of Texas. Typical of British maps of this period, the map is densely engraved with information including an incredible network of roads and trails, built and proposed railways, operational and proposed canals, and lighthouse locations. The territories of Wisconsin and Iowa are both depicted,...
155 United States Eastern United States
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $140.00
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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...
156 Map of the Various Channels for Conveying the Trade of the North West to the Atlantic Sea-Board Exhibiting the Tributaries & Drainage of the Trade into Each... Eastern United States
D. Vaughn
1853
B+
  $110.00
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This uncommon map focuses on the canals and railroads (both in progress and proposed) in the eastern United States. By showing the network of railroads and canals, it provides a fascinating view of interstate trade in mid-19th century United States. Several notable towns and cities are named along the routes shown, indicating their importance to the nation's economy. It extends as far west as t...
157 [Lot of 19 Maps from Historie de la Guerre Civile en Amerique] Eastern United States, Civil War
1883
B+
  $275.00
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Scarce Set of French Civil War Maps

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This collection of 19 maps (of 30 in a complete atlas) comes from the scarce French atlas to accompany Comte de Paris' Historie de la Guerre Civile en Amerique. These important, remarkably detailed maps should not be confused with the smaller maps issued with the American version of the History. Comte de Paris served the Union cause for a time under General McClellan which gave him access...
158 A Correct Map of North America Northeastern United States
1800
B+
  $150.00
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This uncommon map stretches from Georgia to Maine (Sagadahok) and is based on Robert de Vaugondy's Partie de l'Amérique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland, la Virginie, la Caroline. The Carolinas and Virginia extend to the Mississippi River. Pennsylvania is enlarged and shown taking in part ...
159 Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Jan Jansson
1636
B+
  $950.00
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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 ...
160 Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Willem Blaeu
1638
B+
  $1,800.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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...
161 Novi Belgii Novaeque Angliae nec non Partis Virginiae Tabula Multis in Locis Emendata Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Nicolas Visscher
1684
B+
  $2,900.00
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Visscher's Influential Map with Early View of New York City

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This landmark map, one of the most important in the Jansson-Visscher series, formed the basis for the mapping of New England for nearly one hundred years. It is based on Jansson's map of 1651 with Visscher's significant addition of a view of New Amsterdam, the Dutch settlement on Manhattan Island. This view is one of the earliest images of New York City showing the southern tip of Manhatt...
162 Partie de l'Amerique Septentrionale, qui Comprend le Cours de l'Ohio, la Nlle. Angleterre, la Nlle York, le New Jersey, la Pensylvanie, le Maryland la Virginie, la Caroline Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1755
B+
  $450.00
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First State

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Beautifully engraved large map of the colonies between the Ohio and Mississippi rivers and the Atlantic with an inset at upper left that continues the main map from Cape Fear south through the Carolinas and Georgia to F. St. Georges. It is based on the seminal map by John Mitchell that was published in the same year this plate was engraved. The mapping of the trans-Allegheny and Great Lak...
163 Pas-Kaart vande Zee Kusten inde Boght van Niew Engeland Tusschen de Staaten Hoek en C. de Sable Colonial New England United States
Johannes van Keulen
1702
A
  $1,500.00
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One of the Earliest Obtainable Sea Charts of the New England Coast

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This is one of the earliest obtainable sea charts of the New England coast from this famous Dutch pilot book, which was produced during the period of Dutch dominance as a mercantile and shipping power. It covers the coast from Nova Scotia to Cape Cod and Nantucket. The rendering of Cape Cod is very detailed for the period, complete with soundings, shoals and navigational hazards. Offshore the c...
164 A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England, Containing the Provinces of Massachusets Bay and New Hampshire, with the Colonies of Conecticut and Rhode Island... Colonial New England United States
Thomas Jefferys
1774
B+
  $3,000.00
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Influential Map of New England

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This is the fifth state of Jefferys' celebrated large scale map of New England. The map was first issued in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, and it became the most influential map of the region for the next several decades. The map was compiled by Bradock Mead (alias John Green) from influential contemporary sources, but curiously not including Douglass’ Plan of the B...
165 Report of the Board of Directors of Internal Improvements of the State of Massachusetts on the Practicability and Expediency of a Rail-Road from Boston to the Hudson River... New England United States, Railroads
1829
B
  $450.00
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This uncommon report issued by the state of Massachusetts discusses the feasibility of building a railroad from Boston to Albany and from Boston to Providence. Of primary interest are the three large folding railroad maps and three profiles of the proposed railroads. According to Modelski, these are the earliest published American railroad maps. The maps are entitled:

A. Plan of a...
166 Rhode-Island and Connecticut Connecticut & Rhode Island
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1796
B+
  $90.00
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This early map of Rhode Island and Connecticut was published in Morse’s The American Universal Geography. The map depicts counties, townships, rivers and numerous small lakes and ponds. In the west the Oblong is shown, which was a 2 by 50 mile stretch of land given to New York in return for Connecticut’s boundary extending westward along Long Island Sound. Drawn by Harding Harris ...
167 [Lot of 2] Vermont [and] A Map of the States of Newhampshire and Vermont Vermont & New Hampshire
1802-24
  $95.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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A. Vermont, by Anthony Finley, circa 1824, hand color (8.4 x 10.9"). This terrific, early map of the state shows only 13 counties. The small area that Caledonia County gained from Essex in 1824 is not shown on the map suggesting this is from the first edition (1824). Roads, towns and settlements are detailed. Beautifully engraved by Young & Delleker. Finley published his atlases betwee...
168 Virginie Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
B+
  $200.00
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Well engraved miniature map of the Chesapeake Bay region locating the colony of Jamestown and the village of Pomejok. Several Indian tribes are named including the Powhatan. Virginia is bounded to the west and north by Canada ou Nouvelle France. Title is in a curtain draped cartouche at top. French text on verso.

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169 A New Map of Virginia Mary-land and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey... Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Browne/Senex
1719
A
  $4,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Map of Chesapeake Bay Based on Landmark Herrman Map

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This fine map of Chesapeake Bay is a derivative of the landmark map by Augustine Herrman. The map has been re-oriented with north at the top and the western region has been simplified, but the precise mapping of the bay was taken directly from the surveys of Herrman. Delaware is shown to be a part of Pennsylvania, favoring the claims of Lord Baltimore, rather than the Cape Henelopen boundary, wh...
170 Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressee sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson... Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1755
B
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! An Essential Map of Virginia and Maryland

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This handsome map is the French edition of the Fry-Jefferson map - one of the most important 18th century maps of the region. Due to the rarity and high value of the four-sheet English version of the Fry-Jefferson map, this single-sheet French version is the earliest obtainable map to accurately depict the interior of Virginia beyond the Tidewater, and is an essential map for the Virginia map col...
171 Carte de la Virginie, de la Baye Chesapeack, et Pays Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Tiree des Meilleures Cartes Angloises Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
B+
  $180.00
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Finely engraved colonial map covering most of Virginia, Maryland, 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 Frederic Town ou Winchester, with one road continuing further southwest. Fo...
172 Carte de la Virginie et du Mariland Mid-Atlantic United States
Joseph de Laporte
1783
A
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This unusual map of the Mid-Atlantic region exhibits some very odd boundaries. Maryland is an ill-defined wedge between Virginia and Pennsylvania and does not extend beyond the Allagany Montagnes. Maryland's most prominent settlement is St. Marie, the colony's first capital. Delaware is named Delaware Cte. and Alexandria is also called Belhaven. Many interesting areas are...
173 [On 2 Sheets] Map of the Country Embracing the Several Routes Examined with a View to a National Road from Washington to Lake Ontario Mid-Atlantic United States
U.S. War Department
1828
B
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This pair of early maps reflects the federal government's early concern for providing a viable transportation system across the country. The detailed and interesting maps were based on a map by Col. Stephen H. Long, compiled by F. Harrison, Jr., drawn by A.J. Stansbury, and engraved on copper by W. Harrison. The first sheet covers an 80-mile section from just below Washington D.C. to Athens, PA,...
174 A Map of the Principal Canal and Rail Road Improvements Which Will Connect With the Balt. & Susqa. Rail Road at York Mid-Atlantic United States
Railroad Companies (various)
1835
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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The map extends from Lakes Ontario and Erie to the southern border of Virginia with the major waterways outlined. Shows rivers, canals, cities and railroads at the time when canal transportation was vital to commerce and expansion of the United States. Railroads were in their infancy, and the map shows how the two (railroads and canals) would complement each other. Among the several lines shown ...
175 Carte Reduite des Cotes Orientales del' Amerique Septentrionale Contenant Partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale... Mid-Atlantic & Southeast United States
Sartine
1799
B
  $600.00
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This is the later Italian re-engraving of this large, handsome, and important Revolutionary War chart. It was originally published by the Depot de la Marine for the French fleet when the focus of the war shifted to the south. The chart extends from Delaware Bay and Philadelphia south through much of Georgia to Amelia Island and St. Johns River. It provides excellent detail along the coas...
176 The Automobile Register and Road Book for Maryland, District of Columbia and Adjacent Territory Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.
1906
B+
  $120.00
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Includes an Early Register of Drivers for Washington D.C. and Maryland

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This guide book is filled with useful maps of the Maryland/Virginia vicinity for traveling by car at the turn of the 20th century. The majority of the maps are single-page or in-text and are augmented by detailed driving instructions between various points. Includes a larger Automobile Roads in Maryland Virginia and Adjacent Territory (16 x 15.5") as well as small folding maps of Baltimor...
177 Virginiae Item et Floridae Americae Provinciarum, Nova Descriptio Colonial Southeast United States
Jodocus Hondius
1619
B
  $1,200.00
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A Seminal Map of the Southeast and Early American Cartography - Full Original Color

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This stunning map was compiled from two of the most important source maps of the early colonial period: John White's Virginia and Jacques le Moyne's Florida. Hondius' map became the prototype map of the region for the first half of the 17th century and continued to influence the cartography of the region until the middle of the 18th century. Largely due to the enormous success of Hondius' Atl...
178 Virginiae Partis Australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis, Interjacentiumq Regionum Nova Descriptio Colonial Southeast United States
Willem Blaeu
1642
B+
  $700.00
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Blaeu's Decorative Map of the Southeast in Full Original Color

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This lovely map of the Southeast extends from the southern part of Chesapeake Bay to northern Florida. Cartographically it improves on the Hondius map of 1606, on which it was derived, with the Chesapeake Bay correctly indicated as a large bay and the Carolinas and Georgian coasts depicted more accurately. The map presents the English and French colonial interests in the region as depicted by th...
179 Carte des Costes de la Floride Francoise Suivant les Premieres Decouvertes Colonial Southeast United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1744
B+
  $130.00
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This map shows the coast from Cape Fear south to St. Augustine and locates the English, French and Spanish settlements along the coastline. There are a number of cartographic errors, including the incorrect positions of James Town and Charles Town which are labeled as neighboring towns.
180 Carolinae Floridae nec non Insularum Bahamensium cum Partibus Adjacendibus Delineatio ad Exemplar Londinense in Lucem Edita Colonial Southeast United States, Bahamas & Greater Antilles
Johan Michael Seligmann
1755
B+
  $3,750.00 *Available for Purchase*    
German Edition of Catesby's Scarce and Important Map of the Southeastern United States

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This handsome map extends to include the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico and the Yucatan. The map is from the German edition of Mark Catesby's Natural History of Carolina, a seminal work on American flora and fauna. The map depicts the southeastern United States as far west as the Mississippi River and is colored to show the British Colonies in pink, French possessions in ...
181 Florida [on sheet with] Georgia Florida & Georgia
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This sheet includes county maps of Florida and Georgia, as well as an inset showing the bordering states. In Florida, the railroad lines extend south to Charlotte Harbor.
182 Floride Colonial Southern United States
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
B+
  $230.00
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Based largely on the earlier maps of Sanson and Duval, this map of the southern United States provides minimal detail from the Mississippi Valley to Florida. It retains the spurious May Lake and an incorrect location and course of the Mississippi River. Florida is Tegesta. St. Augustine and St. Mathieu are named along the eastern coast of Florida. A drape style title cartouche ad...
183 Florida Hieffe Vorzeiten Jaquaza... Colonial Southern United States
Mueller/Bodenehr
1692
A
  $300.00
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This rare, tiny map of the Spanish possessions in North America covers the region south of the Great Lakes (Lac du Chat) to the Gulf of Mexico and Florida. It is drawn from Nicolas Sanson's influential map (La Floride) of 1657. The French claims are shown in Florida Francica, but Port Royal is named Charles fort instead of Sanson's Carolina. German text is below the...
184 Partie Meridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, la Caroline et la Virginie, par le Sr. d Anville Colonial Southern United States
D'Anville/Santini
1776
B+
  $350.00
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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...
185 Map of Louisiana, from d'Anville's Atlas Southern United States
John Harrison
1788
A
  $700.00
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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...
186 Georgia from the Latest Authorities Southern United States
John Payne
1799
B+
  $400.00
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This is a scarce map covering from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River, present-day Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. There is good topographical information, particularly for the eastern section near the coast. 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 th...
187 [Lot of 2] (United States of North America) Die Staaten von N. & S. Carolina Georgia & Florida [and] Die Staaten von Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana & Alabama Southern United States
Hildburghausen Biblio Institut
1850
A
  $100.00
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A. (United States of North America) Die Staaten von N. & S. Carolina Georgia & Florida, (7.8 x 10.0"). A very detailed map of the southeastern United States showing roads, towns, railroads, and rivers. There are four insets: Hafen von St. Augustine, which shows Anastasia Island, St. Augustine, and the location of Fort St. Marks; Charleston; Newberne; and the gold region of N...
188 Lloyd's New Military Map of the Border & Southern States Southern United States, Civil War
Lloyd
1864
C+
  $375.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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One of a series of detailed, large-format maps published approximately yearly by H. H. Lloyd & Co. under the same title, but showing the progress of the conflict. Those regions shaded in yellow identify areas gained from the rebels; in this case, since January 1, 1862 to February 1, 1864. Areas still held by the Confederacy are shown in red, while territory belonging to the Union is shown in gre...
189 Carte de la Floride, de la Louisiane, et Pays Voisins. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Colonial South Central United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1757
B+
  $150.00
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This finely engraved French and Indian War period map of French Louisiana is based on a map by Delisle. It extends from the Great Lakes in the north and Nouveau Mexique in the west, to the Gulf of Mexico and shows about half of Florida. The Mississippi River flows dramatically down the center of the map with tributaries including the Ohio River, (l'Oyo ou la Belle), Missouri...
190 [Map with Books] A Map of the Indian Territory Northern Texas and New Mexico Showing the Great Western Prairies [with] [2 Volumes] Commerce ofthe Prairies: or the Journal of a Santa Fe Trader... South Central United States, Indian Territory
Josiah Gregg
1844
B
  $450.00
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Wheat devotes over an entire page of text to this map and describes it 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<...
191 Map of the the Texas & Pacific Railway and Connections [with] Annual Report of the Texas & Pacific Railway Co. ... 1897 South Central United States, Texas
Railroad Companies (various)
1898
A
  $140.00
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Centered on Texas, the map shows the Texas & Pacific Railroad from New Orleans to El Paso in red overprinting. The map also extends to show connections to St. Louis, Kansas City and points west including Pueblo and Colorado Springs in black overprinting. In addition to the existing rail lines, proposed routes are depicted via dashed lines. Includes the 60 page annual report for 1897. Octavo, t...
192 [Lot of 2] Map of the Former Territorial Limits of the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians Exhibiting the Boundaries of the Various Cessions of Land...[and] Map Showing the Territory Originally Assigned to the Cherokee "Nation of" Indians West of the Mississippi Central & Southern United States
C.C. Royce
1884
B+
  $100.00
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A matched pair of important Cherokee Nation maps. The first title continues, "...Made by Them to the Colonies and to the United States by Treaty Stipulations, from the Beginning of Their Relations with the Whites to the Date of Their Removal West of the Mississippi River." It shows the former territorial limits of the Cherokee Nation between the Ohio and Tennessee rivers and the Appalachian Moun...
193 Map of the Country Drained by the Mississippi Central United States
Maj. Stephen H. Long
1823
B+
  $1,100.00
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Long's Important Map of the American West

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This is the London edition of Long's important map of the American West (after Lewis & Clark and Pike). For this edition, the previously published two sheet map consisting of eastern and western sections were combined into a single map with only slightly less coverage. Long's map is the first map to portray the South Platte River drainage with any degree of accuracy. "Highest Peak" previously d...
194 [Lot of 2] Map of the Northern Parts Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with Michigan, and That Part of the Ouisconsin Territory Lying East of the Mississippi River [and] Map of Illinois with Parts of Indiana, Ouisconsin, &c. Central United States
David H. Burr
1836
  $150.00
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A. Map of the Northern Parts Ohio, Indiana and Illinois with Michigan, and That Part of the Ouisconsin Territory Lying East of the Mississippi River, circa 1836, hand color (14.7 x 13.2"). The boundary line between Michigan and Ohio was a contentious issue - Ohio was blocking admission of Michigan to the Union until the question was settled. The map shows respective claims and also notes ...
195 Map Illustrating the Plan of the Defences of the Western Frontier, as Proposed by Maj. Gen. Gaines, in His Plan Dated Feby. 28th, 1838 Central United States
David H. Burr
1838
B+
  $250.00
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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. General Edmund P. Gaines, one of the most visionary military men of the 19th century, set out this proposal. His plan called for a system of military railroads that would permit the rapid movement of troops, not only between St. Louis and the fronti...
196 Geological Map of the Middle and Western States Central United States
James Hall
1843
B+
  $100.00
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This colorful lithographed geological map, produced by the eminent American geologist James Hall, blends science and the art of cartography. Twenty-three geological types are named and differentiated using hand applied color. The map covers the region of the United States from its western boundary along the Mississippi River, east to Long Island and the Atlantic. It includes all or parts of Wisco...
197 [3 Folding Maps in] Explorations in the Dacota Country, in the Year 1855 Central United States
Lieut. G. K. Warren
1856
B
  $375.00
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Lieutenant G.K. Warren served as topographic engineer on the "Sioux Expedition" under the command of General William S. Harvey, who was sent to "chastise the Sioux for the killing of Lt. John L. Grattan and his command of twenty-nine men in the summer of 1853." Also providing a geological report but not actually accompanying the expedition was F. V. Hayden, better known to the Indians from an earl...
198 Upper Territories of the United States Upper Midwestern United States
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
B
  $450.00
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This map depicts the old Northwest Territory showing the state of Ohio along with Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Northwestern Territory. Indiana would achieve statehood later in the publication year. Detroit is shown with its Canadian neighbor, Windsor, named Sandwich, but there is no Chicago. Several frontier forts are located, but much of the territory still appears unsettled. The ap...
199 Map of the Territory of Wisconsin Upper Midwestern United States
David H. Burr
1836
B+
  $1,400.00
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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...
200 Johnson's Minnesota and Dakota Upper Midwestern United States
Johnson & Browning
1861
B+
  $50.00
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This map prominently features the newly formed Dakota Territory with its western boundary along the Missouri River. An interesting notation at top locates vast prairies said to be "the great Hunting and Fighting Ground of Dakotah, Odjebwe, Assiniboin, Arikara, Minitarree and other Nations." The proposed Northern Route of the Pacific Railroad is shown crossing the Dakota wilderness. Good detail ...
201 Atlas Illustrating Report of March 20, 1909, Board on Examination and Survey of Mississippi River... Mississippi River, Missouri, Illinois
U.S. Gov.
1909
B+
  $150.00
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This impressive atlas contains 52 double-page plates related to an examination of the Mississippi River from St. Louis to Cairo, Illinois. It includes 2 sets of 17 plates (34 total) of the "Mississippi River from St. Louis, MO to Cairo, Ill. in 17 charts...1908". The first set shows the various proposed improvements to the river in green overprinting while the second set shows the canal system i...
202 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+
  $350.00
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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...
203 Map of Upper California by the U.S. Ex. Ex. and Best Authorities Western United States
Charles Wilkes
1841
A+
  $180.00
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This crisply drawn map covers all the American West south of 42 ° N. and west of the Rocky (Anahuac) Mountains, with by far the greatest detail in California. The cartography is distinctly pre-Fremont. The Sacramento and San Joaquin valleys combine to form the large Buenaventure Valley with the Rio San Buenaventura in the area of today's Salinas River. The map pre-dates the discovery of gold by ...
204 Map to Illustrate an Exploration of the Country, Lying Between the Missouri River and the Rocky Mountains, on the Line of the Nebraska or Platte River Western United States
John Charles Fremont
1843
B+
  $400.00
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This detailed map is from Fremont's first expedition to the Rockies in 1842. It locates Medicine Bow Mountains, New Park Mountains, Wind River Mountains, the Laramie Plains, and St. Vrain's Fort and extends eastward to the confluence of the North and South forks of the Platte River. Fremont surveyed the Oregon Trail as far as South Pass and then explored the Wind River Range of the Rocky Mountai...
205 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
B
  $500.00
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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...
206 Map Showing the Route Pursued by the Exploring Expedition to New Mexico and the Southern Rocky Mountains... Western United States
John Charles Fremont
1846
B
  $300.00
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This famous map by Lt. Abert, assisted by Lt. Peck, is considered of great importance as it shows the first precise astronomical observations in this unknown part of the country. It covers the area from Missouri to the Rocky Mountains, as far north as Ft. Laramie and south to Santa Fe. The entire length of the Santa Fe Trail is detailed, including the location of Council Groves and Pawnee...
207 No. 15 Map of Oregon and Upper California Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography Western United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1846
B+
  $250.00
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This is the smaller school atlas version of Mitchell's well-known map which is based largely on Fremont's map of 1845. This edition has the US/Canadian boundary as we know it today with the notation "Boundary of 1846." Upper California extends eastward to the Rio Grande and Oregon Territory to the Continental Divide. The map delineates the Oregon Route (Oregon Trail) in good detail as it...
208 Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1848
B+
  $1,100.00
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Fremont's Map of the American West

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This map has been accorded twofold importance in the development of the westward expansion: first, as a major contribution to geographical and cartographical knowledge, and secondly, as historic documentation of Fremont's third expedition. The map is a remarkable graphic depiction of this expedition and is considered one of the most important 19th century American maps. It covers all of the west...
209 Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1848
B+
  $200.00
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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 ...
210 [2 Maps Bound Together] Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah... [and] Map of a Reconnoissance Between Fort Leavenworth on the Missouri River, and the Great Salt Lake in the Territory of Utah... Western United States, Utah
Capt. M. Howard Stansbury
1849-50
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This great pair of maps is based upon Stansbury's famous explorations in Utah. They fold separately into stiff brown boards titled "Maps Stansbury's Expedition."

A. Map of the Great Salt Lake and Adjacent Country in the Territory of Utah. Survey in 1849 and 1850... (30.0 x 43.3"). This map details Stansbury's important exploration of the Great Salt Lake Basin that permanently ...
211 A New Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon, Washington, Utah & New Mexico Western United States
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
  $350.00
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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. Washington and Oregon have their eastern boundaries in the Rocky Mountains adjoining Missouri Territor...
212 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+
  $400.00
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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...
213 [Sketch Map of the Cordilleras of the Western United States] Cordilleras Western United States
U.S. Gov.
1876
B+
  $220.00
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This is the general index map from Clarence King's Fortieth Parallel survey. Drawn on a scale of 60 miles per inch, it shows the region to the west of the 102nd meridian. Includes very detailed topography depicted through brushwork. Red overprinting identifies 5 areas where more detailed maps are provided in the atlas. Dissected and remounted on heavy tissue with later, brown marbled end board...
214 Department of Columbia Map of the Nez Perce Indian Campaign Brig. Gen. O.O. Howard U.S.A. [bound in] Report of the Secretary of War...Volume I Western United States
U.S. Army
1877
B+
  $550.00
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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. Th...
215 [Lot of 5] Territory of Idaho [and] Washington Territory [and] Territory of Dakota [and] State of Minnesota [and] Montana Territory Western United States
General Land Office
1879
B+
  $200.00
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This lot of 5 maps shows the proposed course of the Northern Pacific Railroad from Lake Superior to Washington Territory with amendments as of 1879. In addition to the railroad detail, the map locates land offices, townships, cities, towns and military reservations. The map of Washington Territory includes an interesting note stating that the northern portion of the territory was “Reserved for C...
216 A Diagram of a Portion of Oregon Territory Northwestern United States
U.S. Gov.
1852
B+
  $800.00
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This is the rare updated edition of the General Land Office's 1851 map of the coastal area of Oregon Territory. The map spans from the California boundary north to Vancouver Island. It features good detail of rivers and tributaries and locates Portland, Oregon City, Astoria, Salem, Fort Vancouver, Santiam City, Winchester, Olympia, Pacific City, Umpqua, and several others. Mount Rainier, Mount ...
217 Map of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Part of Montana Northwestern United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1867
A
  $75.00
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This decorative map features the newly formed, but unnamed Wyoming. In this configuration the northwestern corner extends as a wedge between Idaho and Montana. Both Idaho and Montana show early county development. Eastern Washington is shown with only three counties while Oregon's eastern portion has four. The map notes places so important to navigation, such as Ft. Boise, Ft. Bonneville, the ...
218 [Lot of 3] Map of a Reconnaissance from Carroll Montana Ter. to the Yellowstone National Park and Return [and] Judith Basin [and] Upper Geyser Basin Northwestern United States
Capt. William Ludlow
1876
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Carl Wheat hypothesizes that Capt. William Ludlow (1843 - 1901), Corps of Engineers, was assigned the task of surveying the road from Carroll, Montana on the Missouri to Fort Ellis near Bozeman as a reward for good service, since it allowed him to inspect the wonders of Yellowstone without a furlough. In his report, Ludlow says "My own interest in this land of wonder is so keen as to lead me agai...
219 [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+
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A. Map of the Country Between the Frontiers of Arkansas and New Mexico Embracing the Section Explored in 1849. 50. 51. & 52 (59.8 x 27.6"). This is a most informative map of the region illustrating the explorations of Capt. Marcy, with inputs from Col. Emery's Boundary Survey, Capt. Sitgreaves' map, as well as those of A.B. Gray and J. de Cordavas. It details the area from the Mississippi...
220 Map No. 2. From the Rio Grande to the Pacific Ocean from Explorations and Surveys Made Under the Direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War Southwestern United States
Amiel Weekes Whipple
1853-54
B
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An impressive, immense map that covers the railroad surveys between Albuquerque and Los Angeles, with the Gila River on the bottom. The map details the route from Isleta (on the Rio Grande) past Laguna through Campbell's Pass and down the Rio Puerco of the West across New Mexico Territory to Los Angeles. Topography and hydrography are shown in great detail. Zuni and Inscription Rock are ...
221 [Map in Book] Reconnaissance of the Zuni, Little Colorado and Colorado Rivers in 1851'[Bound in] Report of an Expedition Down the Zuni and Colorado Rivers Southwestern United States
Sitgreaves
1854
B+
  $300.00
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A very scarce, well illustrated, early southwestern New Mexico, southern Arizona, and southern California (then mostly New Mexico territory) report that provided important observations and contributions to the geography, cartography, ethnology, and natural history of this largely unexplored region. The purpose of Sitgreaves' expedition was to examine the course and character of the Zuni and Color...
222 Preliminary Map of the Western Portion of the Reconnaissance and Survey for a Pacific Rail Road Route Near the 35th Par. Made by Capt. A.W. Whipple T.E. in 1853-54... [with report] Wagon Road from Fort Defiance to the Colorado River... Southwestern United States
Amiel Weekes Whipple
1857-58
B
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This map shows the region from Albuquerque, New Mexico west to San Diego, CA originally drawn by A.W. Whipple and updated by E.F. Beale. This is a significant map in the history of southwestern exploration, as it demonstrated conclusively the utility of the 35th parallel route for overland travel. Beale's route was heavily traveled by immigrants to California, and the Santa Fe Railroad also foll...
223 [Lot of 2] Geological Map No. 1 [and] Geological Map No. 2 Rio Colorado of the West explored by 1st Lieut. Joseph C. Ives Southwestern United States
Lt. Joseph C. Ives
1858
B+
  $750.00
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Rare, Early, Geological Maps of the Grand Canyon

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This rare pair of maps represents the earliest geological maps of the Grand Canyon region prepared as part of one of the most important exploring efforts of the American Southwest. Ives published his explorations in a series of four maps, two topographical and two geological; these being the rarer geological maps. In his book Mapping of the Trans-Mississippi West, Carl Wheat devotes sever...
224 Sketch of Public Surveys in New Mexico Southwestern United States
General Land Office
1859
B+
  $120.00
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Early, large-scale, territorial map by the Surveyor Generals Office, Santa Fe, New Mexico. It includes all of today's Arizona and extends to includes portions of eastern California and southern Utah to the north. The area of present-day New Mexico is depicted with good surveying progress primarily in the settled areas of Santa Fe and along the valley of the Rio Grande River. Just to the west of...
225 [Lot of 2] Map of Explorations and Surveys in New Mexico and Utah... [and] Report of the Exploring Expedition from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to the Junction of the Grand and Green Rivers of the Great Colorado of the West, in 1859... Southwestern United States
Col. J. N. Macomb
1860
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This rare, large map is considered by Wheat to be a landmark in the mapping of the region and "one of the most beautiful maps every published by the Army." According to Wheat there are several reasons for its importance. First, it is the first to show a trail to the junction of the Green and Grand Rivers. Second, he praises the map for its depiction of numerous routes of other explorers. Final...
226 Outline Map Showing a New Route from Texas to Fort Yuma, California, for Cattle Droves and Trains En Route to California Southwestern United States
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1880
B+
  $250.00
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This unusual map, created by Capt. O.C. Overman, begins in Austin and shows in great detail the route to Fort Yuma, Arizona Territory. The route travels though numerous Army forts along the way: Cocho, Stockton, Quickman, Bliss, Selder, Commings, and the famous Ft. Bowie. It also passes though Maricopa Village and Wells and the Pima Villages, the site of today's Phoenix. There is remarkable de...
227 Map of the State of Alabama Alabama
Jeremiah Greenleaf
1842
A
  $100.00
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This handsome map with a keyboard-style border is Greenleaf's atlas map of the state with early county configurations that details the roads, towns and villages, ports, watershed and more. Jeremiah Greenleaf took over the production of David Burr's New Universal Atlas when Burr was appointed Geographer of the House of Representatives. This updated edition shows full county organization wi...
228 A New Map of Alabama with Its Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Sea Boat Routes Alabama
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
  $60.00
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This nice mid-19th century map shows counties, major cities, roads, and four railroads, including one that extends from Montgomery to Atlanta and beyond. Inset table lists the steam boat routes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Mobile to Montgomery, and Mobile to Pensacola. Fancy titling and decorative border with original color.
229 A New Map of Arkansas with Its Canals Roads & Distances Arkansas
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
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This attractive early map of Arkansas shows county lines current to 1845 with the newly organized Dallas County. The map names many towns, and a network of roads criss-cross the map. The number of miles between towns is helpfully noted, and at the top of the map the steam-boat routes are noted from Little Rock to New Orleans, Pittsburgh, and Fort Gibson. The map is surrounded in a decorative bo...
230 Map of Public Surveys in California to Accompany Report of Surveyor Genl. California
General Land Office
1855
B
  $80.00
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This large and remarkably detailed map delineates the progress of public surveys throughout the state on the scale of 18 miles per inch. About one-third of the state, in the north and east, remains unsurveyed. Signed in the plate by John C. Hays, U.S. Surveyor General of California.
231 Geological Reconnoissances in California Northern California
Philip Tyson
1850
B
  $90.00
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This California Gold Rush map shows the area from San Francisco Bay north and east to the Yuba River and east to the Calaveras River. Published in Tyson's Report upon the Geology and Topography of California, the map traces his route from San Francisco by way of Vernon to the Yuba diggings, then south passed the Emigrant's Road to the Salt Lake, through the gold region to the...
232 Map of Fort Hill Monterey California Reduced by Scale from Lieut Warner's Field Map Made in 1847 by P.M. McGill, C.E. Northern California
U.S. War Department
1850
B
  $40.00
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A fully engraved map with much topographical information. Locates the fortified Monterey Redoubt, the Old Mexican Fort, and the claims of Doyle, Shubrick, Bailey, Spence and Little. Military themed engraving in title. Lithographed by Ackerman in New York.
233 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 ...
234 San Joaquin Central California
1915
B+
  $140.00
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This bird's-eye view is centered on Stockton and shows all of San Joaquin County. Notations in the image identify various crops including grain, barley, beans, potatoes, and vineyards. The "South San Joaquin Irrigation District" is identified in the southeastern portion of the county, and text at bottom states that irrigated farms had increased by 250% from 1900 to 1910. Additional illustration...
235 [Lot of 2] Sketch of Plan and Section of a Breakwater - San Buenaventura Cal. [and] Sketch of Plan and Sections of a Breakwater - San Luis Obispo Bay Cal. Southern California
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1878
B+
  $80.00
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Two early charts of Ventura and San Luis Obispo, issued by the Corps of Engineers. Each presents very good coastal detail including soundings, bottom types, wharves and more. Interior detail includes topography via contour lines and individual buildings are located. Both charts are signed in the plate by Colonel Stewart, Chief Engineer. Sizes vary slightly.
236 [Lot of 2] Mission of San Diego [and] San Diego San Diego, California
1848-56
  $110.00
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A. Mission of San Diego, by Charles Koppel, from Report of Explorations in California for Railroad Routes', circa 1856, hand color (9.3 x 6.5"). 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 ...
237 Official Map of San Francisco, Compiled from the Field Notes of the Official Re-Survey... San Francisco, California
William M. Eddy
1849
B+
  $900.00
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One of the Earliest Maps of San Francisco

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A scarce and seldom offered street map of San Francisco. It appears to be pre-landfill, with some planned tracts drawn in the bay between Montgomery Fort and the Government Reserve, and in another section including Bryant and Brannan Streets. Terrific detail includes individual tracts numbered and many streets named. The Yerba Buena Cemetery, a Government Reserve, two Public Squares, Portsmith S...
238 City of San Francisco and Its Vicinity California San Francisco, California
U.S. Coast Survey
1859
B
  $180.00
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This large and terrific plan illustrates early San Francisco. This very detailed map is similar in title to the 1853 edition, but is a completely different map. On a scale of 6" per mile, the street and building detail is amazing with hundreds of individual houses and buildings located. Topographical detail is shown with 20-ft. contour lines throughout the map. A Table of Reference locates ove...
239 [Map in Book] Official Map of Chinatown in San Francisco... [Bound in] San Francisco Municipal Report for the Fiscal Year 1884-85, Ending June 30, 1885 San Francisco, California
1885
A
  $1,000.00
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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 ...
240 Map Showing the Golden Gate Park - The Avenue and Buena Vista Park San Francisco, California
Britton & Rey
1893
B+
  $250.00
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Early Map of Golden Gate Park

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This uncommon, early map depicts the entire Golden Gate Park from Baker Street to the Pacific Ocean. The long, narrow map shows all aspects of the park including recreational buildings, roads, trails and monuments. Golden Gate Park was founded in 1871 in an unincorporated area west of San Francisco's city limits. It is similar in shape to New York's Central Park but is actually 20% larger in si...
241 Mission and Plain of San Fernando San Fernando, California
U.S. Railroad Surveys
1856
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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.
242 [Lot of 3] Yosemite National Park Showing Changes... [and] Patented Lands Within the Yosemite National Park California [and] Map and Profile of Wagon Road Through Merced River Canyon from the West Boundary of the Yosemite National Park... Yosemite, California
U.S. Gov.
1904
A
  $150.00
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These three maps were included the Senate report related to boundary changes in Yosemite. The changes were necessitated by the large number of private claims occupying the western side of the park. All lithographed by Norris Peters.

A. Yosemite National Park Showing Changes in Boundaries Recommended by Commission Appointed Pursuant to Act of Congress Approved April 28, 1904, pri...
243 Map of Colorado Territory, Compiled from Government Maps & Actual Surveys Colorado
U.S. State Surveys
1861
B
  $350.00
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The First Official Map of Colorado

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This is the first official map of Colorado. It is signed in the plate "Denver City Nov. 1st 1861. Francis M. Case Sur. Genl. Co. Ty." The map has good detail considering this early attempt at mapping the territory. Details include watershed, mountains in hachure, and survey status shown along the plains just east of the Front Range. The towns of Denver, Colorado City (Colorado Springs), Bould...
244 [Map in Book] Map of Colorado Territory...Corrected from the Public Surveys of 1866 [in] The Mines of Colorado Colorado
Ovando J. Hollister
1867
B+
  $475.00
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This is the greatly enlarged edition of the author's previous title The Silver Mines of Colorado and the first to include the map. The map lists sixteen counties and a large Indian Reserve, which is divided into Cheyenne and Arapahoe tribes. It shows the location of coal as well as gold and silver mines, and identifies the "Developed Gold & Silver Region" to the west of Denver and Colorad...
245 Map of Colorado Territory, and Northern Portion of New Mexico Showing the System of Parcs Colorado
William Gilpin
1873
B
  $250.00
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William Gilpin was the first governor of the State of Colorado and a proponent of the concept of Manifest Destiny and of a transcontinental railway. This map is based on a similar map issued by Jacob Monk in 1865 and shows all of Colorado and part of northern New Mexico. It illustrates the continental divide and four major Parcs; North, Middle, South and San Luis [Valley]. Lesser parks a...
246 Page's Map of Colorado Colorado
H.R. Page
1886
A
  $350.00
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This is a rarely encountered and large map of the state showing 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, which extends from Silverton to the mining town of Howardsville (a line that was proposed but never actually built). Locates many tow...
247 Map of Colorado Colorado
The Kenyon Company
1905
A+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This fine advertising pocket map of Colorado was published for the benefit of Dall de Weese, Canon City. Red overprinting on the map promotes the "De Weese Fruit Lands and Ranches in Fremont, Custer and Garfield Counties, " with a circle locating Canon City for the uninitiated. Along the bottom is more overprinting that refers to Canon City as "The Health Resort of Colorado." Verso contains an...
248 Plan de la Ville de Washington en Amerique [in] Gothaischer hof Kalender zum Nutzen u. Vergnugen auf das Jahr 1795 Washington, D.C.
C.W. Ettinger
1795
B+
  $550.00
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This rarely seen map is bound into a small German calendar book for the year 1795. All streets and boulevards are shown, but unnamed. Legend at left names and locates the Capitol, President's House, La Bourse, the Arsenal, the Washington Monument, and Georgetown. The map follows Thackara & Vallance after Andrew Ellicott's plan. Phillip's reference suggests this is the first German-produ...
249 Plan of the City of Washington Washington, D.C.
1805
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Rare Second Scottish Plan of DC

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This is the second Scottish plan of Washington, DC. The plan bears some resemblance to the size and configuration of the small plans by Thackara & Vallance, Hill, and Tiebout, all of which were printed in 1792. However this plan is not a copy of any of these other plans, making it a unique addition to any collector of plans of the capital. This plan was removed from Volume 1 of the second issue...
250 [View of Capital Building and Washington D.C.] Topographical Map of Virginia between Washington and Manassas Junction Washington, D.C., Civil War
Charles Magnus
1863
A
  $160.00
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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...
251 [4 Maps in Report] Supplemental Report of the Chief Engineer of the Washington Aqueduct Washington, D.C.
U.S. Gov.
1864
A
  $275.00
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This 50-page report provides an update on the Washington Aqueduct which would "afford an ample supply for fountains at all appropriate places, and for cleansing the streets and sewers of the city." Prior to the aqueduct's arrival, the city of Washington had such a woefully inadequate sewer system that, according to the Chief Engineer of the Aqueduct, "the accumulated filth and excrement of the ci...
252 Map of the City of Washington with Compliments of the Evening Star. Souvenir of March 4th, 1889 Washington, D.C.
1889
B
  $100.00
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This scarce map was issued in conjunction with the inauguration of President Benjamin Harrison. It shows the path of the parade from the U.S. Capitol to Washington Circle and identifies 58 points of interest in a key at lower left. The map also identifies Steam-Car, Horse-Car, and Heredic routes in the District. Published by the Evening Star and lithographed by the Bell Bros. Only a few copies...
253 [Lot of 4] Map of the City of Washington Showing the Varieties of Street Pavements... [and] ...Showing Sewers... [and] ... Showing Water Mains... [and] Map Showing Suburban Subdivisions of the District of Columbia... Washington, D.C.
1893-94
B+
  $230.00
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These four maps were published in the Annual Report of the Commissioners of the District of Columbia. Beginning in the early 1870's, population growth exploded and the city lacked the basic infrastructure to support it. In 1874, Congress created a three-person Board of Commissioners to become the permanent government for the District. Over the next several decades, much was done by the Commissi...
254 Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation Washington, D.C.
Railroad Companies (various)
1923
A
  $150.00
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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...
255 A King of Florida Consulting His Magician Previous to His Going to Battle Florida, Natives
1791
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This engraving depicts a Native American Chief kneeling before a contorted man on a shield surrounded by symbols. Native American soldiers stand in the background, many armed with breastplates, bows and arrows, and war clubs. This engraving appeared in William Henry Portlock's history of voyages, which was published by Alexander Hogg.
256 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Floride Florida
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
B+
  $200.00
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Very early territorial map of Florida, from the French version of Carey & Lea's atlas. The map shows only the first two counties: Escambia and St. Johns, corresponding to the old colonial divisions of East and West Florida. The interior river systems are still largely conjectural, particularly the St. John River which has its headwaters in the large lake Mayaco. Two roads lead east out of...
257 Florida [with page of related text] Florida
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1835
B+
  $95.00
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An attractive map which details Florida a decade prior to attaining statehood. County configuration is current to 1834 with Hillsborough appearing along the Gulf Coast and a huge Mosquito County dominating the east. Lake Okeechobee (here Lake Macaco) is incorrectly located, which was a common error on maps of this period because the region was largely unexplored. Several Spanish land grants are...
258 A Map of the Seat of War in Florida Florida
U.S. Gov.
1836
B+
  $100.00
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This is the first map by Major Gen. W. Scott to show the progress of the Seminole Wars. The map shows much of northern Florida from Charlotte Harbor in the southwest to St. Augustine in the northeast. Locates Tampa Bay, Lake George, Drums Lake, and numerous forts including Drane, Izard, Cooper, Alabama and Brooke. Delineates the routes of Gen. Eustis, Col. Goodwin, plus the Military Road from F...
259 Florida Florida
Morse & Breese
1842
B+
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $40

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A great map of Florida issued just three years before the territory gained statehood. The map gives good detail of the numerous roads and settlements shown mainly in the northern and central portion of the state. The southern tip is covered primarily by the Everglades. Includes an inset map of the "West Part of Florida" that is drawn on the same scale as the main map.
260 Florida Nach den Besten Quellen Bearbeitet Florida
Joseph Meyer
1845
A
  $180.00 *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. There are three inset maps detailing Pensacola, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine. The map reflects the configuration of counties in 1835 prior to the organization of Dade County. Water routes from St. Augustine and Pensacola to various ports are de...
261 The State of Florida Compiled in the Bureau of Topographical Engineers from the Best Authorities Florida
U.S. War Department
1846
B+
  $500.00
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A very large and comprehensive map of Florida that was published just one year after gaining statehood. The map includes great detail of the status of Public Land Surveys, rivers, lakes, coastal islands, towns, army posts, trails, etc. The surveys extend south of Cape Canaveral, with the majority of the southern portion of the state still unsurveyed with the exception of along the coastlines. T...
262 Florida Florida
Mitchell/Cowperthwait
1851
A
  $85.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This very informative early map of Florida shows only 26 organized counties. Settlement in southern Florida does not extend below Forts Jupiter, Dulaney and Thompson except for Key Biscayne. Three insets show the vicinities of Pensacola, Tallahassee and the Harbor of St. Augustine. The legend locates canals, railroads, and roads as well as the routes of the Army during the Seminole War. There ...
263 A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the State of Florida with References Florida
U.S. State Surveys
1851
A
  $90.00
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This 1851 edition shows up-to-date survey progress and development in the state. The map shows the entire state to include Key Largo and features the Forbes Purchase and the Arredondo Grant lands. Numerous forts are located including Lauderdale, Howell, Foster, Thompson, Adams, and many more. This map was produced during a period of relative peace between the U.S. and Seminole Nation. The thir...
264 A New Map of Florida Florida
Charles Desilver
1856
A
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is a completely new map that was issued in the 1856 edition of Desilver's atlas. Based on Mitchell's earlier map of the state, Desilver's decorative border has been added and the three large insets in the Gulf of Mexico were removed. County configuration is current to 1854, with the newly established Volusia and pending Manatee depicted. Many forts are named, especially in the south, inclu...
265 Map of the State of Florida Florida
Taintor & Merrill
1874
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large map of Florida includes an inset depicting the southern tip of the state along with the Keys. The southern tip of Florida has been fully surveyed but development is primarily confined to the northern portion of the state. County development is current circa 1874. The map is surrounded by a delicately engraved border.
266 [Florida Sheet] Eastern United States Florida
Letts & Son
1883
A
  $40.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This map of the state was issued as part of a 10-sheet set depicting the eastern United States. While it shows the typical information you would expect - counties, roads, railroads, etc. - the map also locates important lighthouses and British consulates in Key West and Pensacola. Includes an inset of West Florida on the same scale as the main map. Published by Letts, Son & Co. in London. Back...
267 A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys in the Territory of Florida Northern Florida
U.S. Gov.
1837
B+
  $70.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 22%

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This map is one of the earliest to illustrate the status of public land surveys in the Eastern Land District (east of the Suwanee River) and the Western Land District (west of the Suwanee) in the Florida Panhandle. Survey efforts south of the Indian Boundary Line (marked in pink) in southern Florida were largely suspended due to the guerilla warfare of the ongoing Second Seminole War. St. August...
268 [Lot of 3] (G No. 4) Preliminary Chart of St. Andrew's Bay Florida from a Trigonometrical Survey... [and] Ocilla River Florida by the Hydrographic Party... [and] Preliminary Survey of Turtle Harbor Florida Reefs... Northwestern Florida
U.S. Coast Survey
1854-55
B+
  $12.00
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This lot includes three striking charts from the U.S. Coast Survey from the Big Bend of Florida. The first chart shows St. Andrew's Bay in intricate detail. The second chart covers the mouth of the Aucilla River (here Ocilla River), and the third chart zeros in on Turtle Harbor. Each includes soundings and other navigational information.

A. (G No. 4) Preliminary Chart of St. ...
269 [Lot of 2] Reconnoissance of Cape Canaveral Shoals on the Eastern Coast of Florida [and] Preliminary Chart of the Entrance to St. John's River Florida Eastern Florida
U.S. Coast Survey
1850-53
B+
  $13.00
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A. Reconnoissance of Cape Canaveral Shoals on the Eastern Coast of Florida, dated 1850 (15.4 x 19.5"). This attractive chart extends from Cape Canaveral to the Hetzel and Ohio shoals and presents a wealth of navigational information including soundings, soil types, anchorages, and shoals. Includes sailing directions and additional notes. Produced under the direction of A.D. Bache. Condi...
270 Georgia Georgia
Aaron Arrowsmith & Samuel Lewis
1804
A
  $275.00
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This handsome and important early map of the state features nice topographical detail. County development is current to roughly 1796, with the appearance of new counties Jackson and Wilkes, but no sign of Bulloch or Jefferson, which were formed the same year. The western half of present-day Georgia is still a possession of the Creek Indians. Rivers, swamps, roads (with distances), and towns and...
271 Bonner's Map of the State of Georgia with the Addition of Its Geological Features [in] Statistics of the State of Georgia... Georgia
William G. Bonner
1849
A
  $350.00
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This map, derived from Bonner's landmark map of Georgia redesigned as a geological map for publication with the book, is the earliest Marcou listing for Georgia. It was published locally from Savannah by W.T. Williams. In it Williams has identified nine geological types, each with distinctive hand coloring, to include Cretaceous, Tertiary, Marble, Coal, etc. Importantly, the large Gold Regio...
272 [Map with Book] Map of Georgia to Accompany the Hand Book of Georgia... [with] Hand-Book of the State of Georgia... Georgia
1876
B
  $1,100.00
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First Official Geological Map of the State

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Although Georgia first established a geological survey in the 1836 (under Cotting) and again in 1874 (under Little), little seems to actually have been published except the geological outline and map contained in this report. The map represents the first official geologic map issued by the State of Georgia and is of sufficient rarity that it does not appear in Marcou's "Mapoteca Geologica America...
273 Terreeoboo, Koning van Owhijhee, Kapitein Cook Geschenken Brengende Hawaii
Capt. James Cook
1805
B+
  $100.00
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This copper-engraved view illustrates the King of Hawaii bringing presents to Captain Cook. The robed king and his party are on a large craft rowed by twenty men, escorted by two smaller craft. Gifts are clearly visible in one of the smaller boats, and appear to be three large statutes of men and women. The engraving is based on a drawing by John Webber, an English artist who accompanied Captai...
274 [9 Folding Maps] Compilation of Reports of Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, 1789-1901 ... Diplomatic Relations with Foreign Nations - Hawaiian Islands. Vol. VI Hawaii
U.S. Gov't Printing Office
1901
A
  $120.00
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This book discuses the relations between the United States and Hawaii, with nine folding maps including plans of Honolulu. While the document contains several reports on Foreign Relations, the main report (pp. 363-1169) pulls together notable documents on the history of the Hawaiian Islands, their physical features and the events that took place during the political revolution of 1893 in Hawaii t...
275 Map of Chicago River Accompanying the Annual Report... Chicago, Illinois, Lake Michigan
Capt. Thomas Jefferson Cram
1840
A
  $500.00
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Early Map of Chicago

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This is one of the earliest printed maps to focus on the vicinity of Chicago. It shows the Chicago River and a sand spit jutting into Lake Michigan noted as "now washed away." Fort Dearborn, a light house, the Site of the Business Part of the Town, and the Site of the Proposed Canal Basin are located.

This map was issued in the 26-page Report from the Secretary of War, ...
276 The Upper Mississippi, Near Lansing, Iowa from the Original Drawing in the Possession of the Publishers Lansing, Iowa
1872
B+
  $21.00
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This view of the upper Mississippi River in northeastern Iowa was based on an American landscape painting by William Momberger and engraved on steel by Robert Hinshelwood. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Momberger emigrated to the United States in 1848. Having studied painting and lithography, he opened a lithography firm in New York City, moving to Indiana around 1855. He traveled around Indiana, ...
277 Map of the State of Kentucky; with the Adjoining Territories Kentucky & Tennessee
John C. Russell
1794
B+
  $700.00
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An Important Map of the Trans-Appalachian Frontier

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This is an important map depicting the entire state of Kentucky, most of Tennessee (labeled as South Western Territory), and the northern part of Georgia. The best map of the trans-Appalachian frontier, it was issued only two years after statehood for Kentucky and before Tennessee became a state. Within Kentucky, ten counties are delineated and pioneer roads (called traces) are sh...
278 Louisiana and Part of Arkansas Louisiana & Arkansas
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1835
B+
  $65.00
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A simple, but attractive, map delineated by parish/county that was published one year before Arkansas' statehood. It shows good detail along the coast including marshes and bays, and depicts numerous towns and settlements. One railroad (the West Feliciana Railroad) is depicted running from St. Francisville, Louisiana to Woodville, Mississippi. Only a few settlements are noted in Arkansas.
279 A Geographical Description of the State of Louisiana: Presenting a View of the Soil, Climate, Animal, Vegetable, and Mineral Productions... Louisiana
William Darby
1816
B
  $300.00
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This 270 page volume was produced to accompany the important, separately issued A Map of the State of Louisiana With Part Of The Mississippi Territory by Darby and published by John Melish in Philadelphia (not present). Published only four years after statehood, the text describes the physical geography, flora and fauna, and geology of the state. Included at the back of the volume is the ...
280 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Louisiane Louisiana
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
A
  $200.00
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Lovely map from the French edition of Carey and Lea's American Atlas. The state is shown with 26 parishes with those west of Atchafalaya River notably large. The state is remarkably unsettled with less than two dozen towns shown. In the northeast corner is Washitta Parish with the land claims of Baron Bastrop and Mon. Rouge. On a full folio sheet (27.5 x 21.5") with French text on three...
281 Louisiana Louisiana
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
A+
  $160.00
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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.
282 A New Map of Louisiana with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes Louisiana
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1849
B+
  $75.00
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This map of Louisiana locates numerous towns and villages, roads, railroads, canals, and rivers. There is a large and detailed plan of New Orleans at top right with a key identifying wards and places of interest. Three tables give the steamboat routes between New Orleans and Pittsburgh, Natchitoches, and Balize. A handsome map with decorative borders.
283 A New Map of Louisiana Louisiana
Charles Desilver
1857
A
  $70.00
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This is a completely new map by J.L. Hazzard that was included in the 1857 edition of Desilver's atlas and features good detail throughout. County configuration is current to the publication date (the latest change occurring in 1853). The map displays good detail of towns and villages, roads, existing and proposed railroads, and watersheds.
284 Grondvlakte van Nieuw Orleans, de Hoofdstad van Louisiana [on sheet with] De Uitloop van de Rivier Missisippi [and] De Oostelyke Ingang van de Missisippi, met een Plan van het Fort, 't Welk het Kanaal Beheerscht New Orleans, Louisiana
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $500.00
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This handsome sheet consists of three maps composed around a large compass rose. It is Tirion's version of the map first drawn by De la Tour in 1720, only two years after the founding of New Orleans. The first map is a plan of the city of New Orleans (now the French Quarter) vividly depicting its protective canal, barracks, and quays. The second is a map of the vicinity of New Orleans including...
285 [Lot of 2] Map of the District of Maine, Part of Massachusetts, from the Latest Surveys, by Osgood Carleton [and] Maine Maine
1802-27
  $150.00
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A. Map of the District of Maine, Part of Massachusetts, from the Latest Surveys, by Osgood Carleton, by (Rev.) Jedidiah Morse, from The American Universal Geography, published 1802, black & white (7.9 x 11.9"). This early nineteenth century map is based on Osgood Carleton's important map of the region and was published by Jedidiah Morse, one of the founders of American cartography. ...
286 Geological Map of Maine. Colored to Show the Geological Formations Maine
Charles Henry Hitchcock
1887
B+
  $1.00
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This striking geological map of the state is divided into counties and names some towns and rivers. Its color-coded key identifies granite, trap and altered slates, upper silurian, montalban, and other geologic units. Published in George N. Colby's atlas of the state.
287 [Map with Report] Map Showing the General Location of the Natural Oyster Grounds of Maryland' [in] Bulletin of the United States Fish Commission. Vol. XII, for 1892 Maryland
U.S. Gov.
1894
B+
  $150.00
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This colorful chart details oyster fishing beds throughout Chesapeake Bay and part of Chincoteague Bay in remarkably fine detail. The map locates Washington, D.C., Annapolis, Baltimore and Philadelphia in a street grid pattern. It locates areas where oyster gathering is authorized, and by which method, as shown by the color coded key at upper left to include Dredging, Scraping and Tonging. The leg...
288 A Map of Massachusetts, from the Best Authorities Massachusetts
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1796
A
  $100.00
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This scarce edition is from the third edition of Morse's Geography. The counties are named and delineated, and the bank offshore from Cape Cod is located. The western counties of Hampshire and Berkshire are continued in an inset at lower left. The map also shows towns, roads, topography, and good watershed detail. The Proposed Canal is located near Sandwich. Beneath the oval titl...
289 Boston Harbour Boston, Massachusetts
Henry Popple
1733
B+
  $100.00
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This is an inset map of Boston Harbor from sheet number 8 from Henry Popple's famous and scarce 20-sheet map of the British Empire in America, the very first large-scale map of North America. The map includes numerous place names and soundings, and extends south to Hingham. The inset has been trimmed from the original sheet and pasted on period-correct paper.
290 Carte de la Baye de Baston Situee dans la Nouvelle Angleterre Boston, Massachusetts
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
B+
  $160.00
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The complex nature of the islands, waterways and navigation hazards leading to Boston are illustrated on this small chart. The cities of Boston, Charlestown, Chelsea, Weymouth, and Hingham are shown and the chart is embellished with rhumb lines and a fleur-de lys.
291 Plan de la Ville de Boston Boston, Massachusetts
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $160.00
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This is an attractive and early plan of colonial Boston that extends to include the harbor, Charles Town and Isle Ronde. The map portrays the area in its early evolution, detailing streets and wharves. The key reveals other important locations including gun batteries, powder magazines, prison and town hall. There is a simple compass rose in the harbor and distance scale in the key...
292 Boston with Charlestown and Roxbury Boston, Massachusetts
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1842
A
  $140.00
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Detailed steel engraved plan of Boston and the surrounding cities prior to the filling of the Back Bay. Major railways are shown including the Providence Railway, Worchester Railway, Charleston Branch Railway, Lowell Railway, and the Eastern Railway. Other details include historical landmarks, hospitals, parks, and more. Engraved by B.R. Davies and published by Chapman & Hall.
293 Map of Boston and Its Vicinity from Actual Surveys... Boston, Massachusetts
Henry F. Walling
1859
B
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Very Large, Incredibly Detailed Map of Boston & Vicinity

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This very large, detailed, folding map covers the region from Cambridge, Newton, and West Roxbury east to Boston and the surrounding islands. The map includes incredible detail of railroads, streets, and buildings, as well as naming individual property owners. The Back Bay reclamation project, which began 2 years prior to this publication, is shown with planned streets overlaid on top of the har...
294 [Lot of 2] Map of Boston Inner Harbor to Accompany Report Under Chapter 93, Resolves of 1907 [and] Boston Harbor Massachusetts Boston, Massachusetts
1907
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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These two very large maps detail Boston Harbor at the turn of the 20th century. Each is color-coded to show ownership along the harbor including land belonging to the state and several railroads. Details include docks, piers, soundings, channels and more. The second map extends to Nantasket in the southeast and shows several channels in red overprinting that were to be dredged. Both maps were ...
295 [Lot of 2] (A No. 11) Preliminary Chart of Nantucket Shoals Massachusetts by the Hydrographic Parties... [and] Preliminary Chart of Nantucket Shoals from a Trigonometrical Survey... Nantucket, Massachusetts
U.S. Coast Survey
1854-64
  $150.00
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This lot features two U.S. Coast Survey charts of Nantucket Shoals, published ten years apart. They include soundings, bottom types, lighthouses, shoals, notes on tides and currents, and other navigational details.

A. (A No. 11) Preliminary Chart of Nantucket Shoals Massachusetts by the Hydrographic Parties..., dated 1854 (19.4 x 17.2"). Condition: There is a binding trim at low...
296 [Lot of 5] Map of Cape Cod - The Land of Our Pilgrim Forefathers... [and] An Historic and Pictorial Map of Boston Harbor... [and] An Historic and Pictorial Map of Boston Harbor... [and] Map of Romantic Boston Bay... [and] Snow's New England Sea Coast Pack Cape Cod, Massachusetts
1941-65
A
  $140.00
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This fascinating lot contains four pictorial maps by Edward Rowe Snow as well as "Snow's New England Sea Coast Packet" containing another 8 maps (mainly reproductions of earlier maps). The envelope housing the "Sea Coast Packet" has been signed by the author. Snow published over 100 books primarily focused on New England coastal history and was a columnist for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy...
297 Map of the Delta of the St. Clair... Michigan
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1842
B
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map depicts several channels from the St. Clair River to Lake St. Clair. It was surveyed and drawn by Lts. J. N. Macomb and W. H. Warner under the direction of Captain W.G. Williams. At top is a large inset map of the region that was copied from an original used in the Treaty of Ghent and extends to Detroit. The main map locates the Swan River and four sub-channels of the St. Claire. Draw...
298 [Lot of 2] County Map of Minnesota [and] Minnesota Minnesota
1866-72
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
299 Mississippi Mississippi
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
A+
  $85.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by 23%

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A handsome, early map of Mississippi that details the county seats, towns and settlements, and river systems. County development is current to 1836, with the addition of Bolivar and Coahama counties in the western part of the state. The northern boundary with Tennessee shows both the "old state line" and "new state line." Not to be confused with the maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, thi...
300 Mississippi Mississippi
Morse & Breese
1842
B+
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This early cerographic map was published in Morse'e North American Atlas. It is delineated by county and township and shows good detail of towns and settlements, canals, wagon roads, and railroads. County configurations are current to 1841, with the addition of Harrison from Hancock County in the southernmost part of the state.
301 A New Map of Mississippi with Its Roads & Distances Mississippi
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
B+
  $50.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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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. Proposed and "in progress" railroads are shown, along with two existing railroads identified in red. Some 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...
302 Custer's Battle-Field (June 25th 1876) Surveyed and Drawn Under the Personal Supervision of Lieut. Edward Maguire Corps of Engineers U.S.A. Montana
Lieut. Edward Maguire
1876
B+
  $600.00
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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...
303 Map of Montana Montana
H.R. Page
1886
A
  $250.00
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This folio-sized map shows in great detail the territory as it existed prior to attaining statehood on November 8, 1889. Topography is well developed and shown via hachure, and watersheds are equally detailed. Surveyed and settled areas are limited to the southwestern portion of the territory. The north and east are composed of the very large counties of Missoula, Chotea, Dawson, and Custer. I...
304 Map of the Territory of New Mexico, Made by Order of Brig. Gen. S.W. Kearny... New Mexico
Lts. J.W. Abert and W.G. Peck
1846-47
B
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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During the War with Mexico, Lieutenants Abert and Peck were en route to the Pacific with Lieut. Emory as part of General Kearny's Army of the West, but the two were left behind due to illness. They took the opportunity to continue their survey efforts earlier started on Fremont's third expedition. The resulting map is a very detailed look at the Rio Grande Valley and some adjacent areas includin...
305 [Lot of 3 - Taos Revolt Battle Plans] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price Despatch [and] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 15th Feb. 1847 [and] Sketch Accompanying Col. Price's Despatch of 18 April. 1847 Taos, New Mexico
U.S. Gov.
1847
A
  $100.00
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In January 1847 a Mexican uprising in Taos resulted in the death of Gov. C. Bent and others. A force under Col. Sterling Price marched from Santa Fe, routing the rebels at La Canada, El Embudo and Taos, ultimately capturing most of them. Later skirmishes took place at La Cuesta, Las Vegas and Cienega near Taos. The three maps are Sketch accompanying Col. Price Despatch showing the Pueblo...
306 Plan of the Position which the Army under Lt. Genl. Burgoine Took at Saratoga on the 10th of September 1777... Colonial New York, Revolutionary War
William Faden
1780
B+
  $950.00
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Important Revolutionary War Map

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The second battle of Saratoga proved to be the demise of Lt. General Burgoyne’s campaign as the British troops surrendered to General Horatio Gates on October 17th, 1777. This major turning point strongly contributed to France’s joining the war and becoming America’s first European ally, and eventually assured the success of the Americans.

The map, with north oriented to the right, sh...
307 The Hudson by Daylight Map from New York Bay to the Head of Tide Water' New York
W.F. Link
1878
A
  $200.00
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A remarkable map in strip-chart format that is over 100 inches long! Includes amazing detail on the map 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. Includes 32 pp. of descriptive text and numerous advertisements. Folds into paper ...
308 New York New York
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
  $42.00
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This county map of New York gives good detail of topography and railroad lines, with an inset showing the adjacent states.
309 Vue du Port de la Ville d'Hudson et des Montagnes Catskill / View of Hudson & the Catskill Mountains / Hudson Urbis Portus Montesque Catskill / Ansicht des Stadt Thores von Hudson et der Geburge Catskill Hudson River, New York
J. Milbert
1828
B+
  $65.00 *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...
310 Geological Map of Long & Staten Islands with the Environs of New York Long Island, Staten Island, Southern New York
Mather
1842
B+
  $425.00
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This large map is undoubtedly one of the best and most detailed depictions of Long Island. Although labeled a geological map, it provides a much more comprehensive view of the area than that label suggests with its hand coloring, detailing of roads, villages, communities, and other political information. It covers Long Island and the rest of southern New York state, as well as Westchester and Ro...
311 [Lot of 4] [Untitled - Map of West Point] [and] Map Showing the Sources of the Water Supply for the Post of West Point, NY [and] Forest of the U.S. Military Reservation West Point N.Y. [and] Military School, West Point, N.Y. West Point, New York
1850-1904
  $120.00
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A nice group of maps and a view featuring West Point including:

A. [Untitled - Map of West Point], by the U.S. War Department, circa 1883, printed color (12.4 x 13.8"). Shows the West Point complex with new telephone lines shown in red overprinting. Condition: Clean and bright. (A)

B. Map Showing the Sources of the Water Supply for the Post of West Point, NY, Anonymous...
312 West Point New York West Point, New York
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1883
B+
  $600.00
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First Edition with No Legend

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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. This edition contains no legend or red overprinting, indicating it is likely the first edition. Engraved from the original by H.C. Evans with title and lettering by E.A. Maedel.
313 Port d'Haverstraw ou de Warren / Haverstraw or Warren Landing Haverstraw, New York
J. Milbert
1870
A
  $21.00
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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...
314 Debarcadaire de Jessups / Jessups Landing Jessup's Landing, Corinth, New York
J. Milbert
1870
A
  $1.00
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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...
315 Bourg de Tarry-Town ou le Major Andre Fut Pris / Tarry-Town Where Major Andre Was Captured Tarrytown, New York
J. Milbert
1870
A
  $6.00
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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...
316 Ohio Ohio
Anthony Finley
1829
B
  $325.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Miniature Pocket Map of the State

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This tiny pocket map of the state measures a mere 2" x 3.5" when folded into its original covers. Counties are attractively delineated with original hand color, and towns, cities, and numerous wagon roads are beautifully engraved. The northwest corner of the state near Michigan Territory includes numerous forts including Brown, Defiance, Portage, and Meigs. County development is current to appr...
317 Atlas of Cuyahoga County Ohio from Actual Surveys by and Under the Directions of D.J. Lake, C.E. Northern Ohio, Atlases
1874
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This highly detailed and informative atlas covers all of Cuyahoga County, Ohio and was based upon the surveys of D.J. Lake. It contains a total of 53 maps (13 folding, 11 double-page and 29 single-page maps) depicting the wards within the city of Cleveland as well as townships and villages within the county. Of particular interest is the folding Outline Plan of Cleveland (24.5 x 22"), the...
318 [Map with Report] Indian Territory Oklahoma
General Land Office
1879
B+
  $100.00
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A great map in this series of General Land Office maps 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. By 1879, the region was divided into a myriad of Indian nations and reservations, all but the smallest of which are annotated...
319 Annual Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution, Showing the Operations, Expenditures, and Condition of the Institution to July, 1885. Part II Oklahoma
Smithsonian Institute
1886
B+
  $200.00
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This Smithsonian report, written by Thomas Donaldson, contains the significant "George Catlin Indian Gallery", which consists of numerous plates and two large folding maps: Indian Territory (32 x 24") and Map Showing Indian Reservations within the Limits of the United States... (33 x 21"). The map of Indian Territory shows the allocation of land among 50 different Indian tribes and ...
320 Indian Territory Oklahoma
General Land Office
1887
B+
  $120.00
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This interesting map is from the series of General Land Office maps reflecting the status of lands allocated to various tribes as shown through color-coding. The Indian Territory was initially established as a place to relocate the principal eastern Indian tribes and the Five Civilized Tribes formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1887, however, representatives of some fifty tr...
321 Map of Indian Territory and Oklahoma Oklahoma
U.S. Gov.
1890
A+
  $175.00
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Large, colorful, and historically significant map showing the newly created Oklahoma Territory, which was created in 1889. This is possibly the only Census Office map showing the two territories together. Both would clamor for admission to statehood. The Dawes Commission would soon extinguish Indian land titles, which led to eventual statehood for the Oklahoma Territory. There is documentary b...
322 Plan de Philadelphie et Environs Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is a copper engraved, pre-Revolutionary War plan of the city of Philadelphia and vicinity. The grid pattern of streets in Philadelphia is based on the Holmes plan, and the surrounding countryside and roads are derived from Scull and Heap's important map. Bellin narrowed the scope of this map to extend from just north of the city to just below Mud Island. The regions south of the city are l...
323 South Carolina South Carolina
Anthony Finley
1827
A
  $75.00
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This fine early map of the state delineates only 28 counties. The county configuration pre-dates 1826, when Pendleton was split into Anderson and Pickens. It details the roads, towns, and settlements. Finely engraved by Young & Delleker. Finley published his atlases between 1824 to 1834, with separate issues published in the years 1824, 26, 29, 30, 31, 33, and 34, according to Ristow.
324 Port et Ville de Charles-Town dans la Caroline Charleston, South Carolina
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $210.00
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Fine, early plan shows the fortified town of Charlestown bounded by the Ashley and Cooper Rivers. Today's Patriot's Point on Mt. Pleasant is here called le Marais (the marsh). The fortification at Fort Johnson, which protects the town and harbor, is prominently delineated.
325 Preliminary Chart of Charleston Harbor and Its Approaches from a Trigonometrical Survey Under the Direction of A.D. Bache... Charleston, South Carolina
U.S. Coast Survey
1858
B
  $90.00
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This fine chart of Charleston Harbor extends to show Charleston and further inland to the Stono River. Locates numerous forts, soundings, navigational channels, buoys, etc. The "Road to Savannah" is shown in the top left corner of the chart. Produced under the direction of A.D. Bache.
326 [Lot of 4 - Battle at Wounded Knee Maps] [bound in] Report of the Secretary of War. Volume I. South Dakota
U.S. Army
1892
B+
  $375.00
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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...
327 Texas and Indian Territory Texas & Oklahoma
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
  $80.00
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This county map of Texas and Oklahoma shows excellent development of railroads throughout the two states. Oklahoma is divided into a number of different Indian nations, including Cherokee, Arapaho, Cheyenne, Creek, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Kiowa, and Comanche. The western portion of Texas is shown to scale in an inset at bottom left, while another inset shows the states adjacent to Texas and Oklahoma...
328 Texas Texas
Morse & Breese
1844
A
  $450.00
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This scarce, desirable map of the Independent Republic of Texas extends north to above the Red River to the Old Wichita Village, and west to the Presidio Rio Grande and the Rio Colorado at about 101° West. It is an early example of the cerographic engraving process, and was originally issued as a loose supplement, later bound into Morse's atlas. The map locates counti...
329 Texas Texas
Carl Flemming
1845
B+
  $425.00
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This German map is a reduced version of Arrowsmith's 1841 Republic of Texas map showing the full extent of Texas's claims to the region of the upper Rio Grande, including Santa Fe, Taos and Albuquerque. The detailed map shows many roads, rivers, towns, and forts. Thirty land districts are outlined and named in a table at the top right corner. The northern panhandle is divided into 12 sec...
330 No. 13 Map of the State of Texas Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography Texas
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1846
B
  $220.00
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This map features the "stovepipe" configuration showing Texas at its largest extent when first admitted to the Union. It shows the western boundary at the Rio Grande del Norte, putting Santa Fe in Texas. Part of Texas continues to the northwest above Taos in an area labeled the Green Mountains. This edition is the first to name Dallas. There are no counties formed west of about 98°...
331 Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities, by J.H. Young Texas
Charles Desilver
1858
A
  $350.00
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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 Young 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...
332 Map of Texas Texas
H.R. Page
1886
B+
  $250.00
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This large map is a scarce issue of Texas by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. County development is shown in attractive full hand color, which is uncommon for this late date. The map locates cities, towns, rivers, lakes, and an extensive railroad network. Unlike earlier editions, this map does not contain an inset of Presidio and El Paso, but instead oddly squeezes these counti...
333 Map of Texas Texas
The Kenyon Company
1913
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A crisp promotional map of the state with bold overprinting stating "Protection to Homeseekers and Investors." Additional overprinting references the establishment of the Texas Immigration Information Bureau, "a State chartered Institution, established for the purpose of presenting Statistical, Geographical and other valuable information of properties for sale..." The verso contains an index to ...
334 [Wall Map] Texas Texas
George F. Cram & Company
1935
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This promotional wall map was published by "The Farmer-Stockman" and shows a very detailed map of the state's highway system and counties. The far western part of the state is shown in an inset at lower left. The map is surrounded by flags of all the states. The verso contains an index as well as postal information. The second sheet shows maps of the world and United States with the verso cont...
335 No. 1 Illustrative Map of Battle-Grounds of August 28th, 29th & 30th, 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton, Prince William Co., Va... Northern Virginia, Civil War
1880
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Surveyed by General Warren, this map shows the probable positions of Confederate troops during the battle of Second Manassas or 2nd Bull Run. This map was produced for a special commission to review the acts of Union General Porter. In 1862, Porter was accused of insubordination for failing to comply with an order from his superior, Major General Pope, to advance to a position that was being occ...
336 [Lot of 4] [3 Copper Plates of Doswell, VA] [and Map] Virginia. Doswell Quadrangle Central Virginia
U.S.G.S
1918
A
  $600.00
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Original, One-of-a-Kind USGS Copper Plate Set

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This is a rare offering of the three master copperplates from the first detailed USGS topographic mapping survey of the Doswell, Virginia area performed in 1918. Copperplate engraving was utilized by the USGS from 1885-1942 and resulted in maps with a consistent look and feel. According to Hugh Phillips, author of Copperplate Engraving for the Production of Topographic Maps at the USGS (1...
337 South West Virginia Resources Southwestern Virginia
C.R. Boyd
1881
B
  $325.00
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This is the first edition of Boyd's colorful geological map of southwestern Virginia, which also shows great detail of the railroads, wagon roads, topography via hachure, and the towns and villages in the state and part of northwestern North Carolina. Ten different geologic types are identified through color and shading including zinc, copper veins, plaster and salt deposits, oil-bearing series, ...
338 Historical Atlas of Augusta County, Virginia... Western Virginia, Atlases
1885
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive atlas is filled with detailed information pertaining to the history and development of Augusta County, Virginia. The text is is divided into three parts: a historical perspective from the first settlement to 1880, a description of the physical features of the county, and biographical sketches of 34 prominent figures from the area including Cyrus McCormick (inventor of the mechanic...
339 Perspective Map of the City of Staunton, VA. County Seat of Augusta County. Virginia Staunton, Virginia
American Publishing Company
1891
B
  $425.00
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This attractive bird's eye view was issued to promote the land holdings of the Staunton Development Company. Keyed to the map are over 50 locations listed at bottom including churches, schools, hotels and factories. Below the view are small vignettes of important locations including the Virginia Female Institute, Staunton Military Academy, and John Kroders Brass Goods and Curtain Pole Factories....
340 Karte von Wisconsin nach den Neuesten Hulfsmitteln Gezeichnet Wisconsin
Joseph Meyer
1852
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This German county map of the state shows roads, logging roads, canals, and one stretch of railway from Milwaukee to Waukesha. County lines are current for 1851, with the recently organized counties of Bad Axe, La Crosse, Oconto, Waupaca, Door, Outagamie, and Waushara. Drawn by J. Graessl and engraved by E. Biedermann.
341 [Lot of 2] Map of the Egeria Springs Firehole River between the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins [and] Map of the White Mountain or Mammoth Hot Springs on Gardiners River Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone, Wyoming
U.S.G.S
1878
B
  $60.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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A. Map of the Egeria Springs Firehole River between the Upper and Lower Geyser Basins (17.0 x 23.9"). This map depicts the Midway Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, which contains two of the largest hot springs in the world. The "Grand Prismatic Spring" is shown at the center of a web of connected creeks emptying into the Firehouse River. To the south, near the bend in the river,...
342 Mexico, Mittel America, Texas United States, Mexico & Central America, Texas
Carl Flemming
1842
B
  $125.00
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Uncommon German map of the southern United States, Mexico and Central America with the independent Republic of Texas shown in its smaller configuration. Mexico is divided into states and territories, which are listed in a table at bottom left. The map is filled with Indian names and some interesting spurious topography, and includes a list of mountains. Texas is stated in the legend as c...
343 Map of the United States United States, Mexico & Central America
Case, Tiffany & Company
1850
B+
  $475.00
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A scarce large format map of the United States with striking insets of President Washington and a view of the Capitol of Washington. The projection oddly distorts and for-shortens the western portion of the U.S. It depicts the state of Texas in its elongated stovepipe configuration, which is quite unusual for a map dated 1850. The very interesting territorial configurations include an ou...
344 Nueva Hispania Tabula Nova Southern United States & Mexico
Ptolemy/Ruscelli
1598
A
  $900.00
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A Foundation Map for the American Southwest

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This is a foundation map in the cartography of the American Southwest, and a must for collectors of that region. It is an enlarged version of Gastaldi's map of 1548 with the only notable change being the peninsular Yucatan. The legendary seven cities of Ciuola are prominently depicted and Mexico City is shown floating in a large lake. The place names along the upper Gulf Coast reveal the...
345 Mexico sive Nova Hispani Southern United States, Mexico & Central America
Mueller/Bodenehr
1702
A
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare, tiny map was likely engraved by Gabriel Bodenehr. It depicts the region of present-day Mexico and Central America, extending from Sinaloa south to Panama. The region to the north of the Las Palmas River is labeled Florida with New Mexico to its west. The Florida peninsula takes an odd shape and is labeled Tegeste. German text is below the map. This is the second state with V...
346 Mexico & Guatimala Southern United States, Mexico & Central America
Daniel Lizars
1827
B+
  $180.00
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This handsome map focuses on Mexico and Central America, although it also covers most of the southern United States as well with good detail in New Mexico and Texas, which at the time were parts of Mexico. Mexico is divided into the Intendancies and Guatemala takes in all of Central America except for the British colony of Belize. New Mexico is shown as a narrow strip of land along the upper Rio...
347 Texas and Part of Mexico & the United States, Showing the Route of the First Santa Fe Expedition South Central United States & Mexico
W. Kemble
1844
B
  $140.00
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This map shows the failed Republic of Texas expedition, under President Mirabeau Lamar, to gain jurisdiction over Sante Fe and develop trade links between Texas and New Mexico. Many enterprising Texans believed New Mexico would be interested in this relationship, but upon the party’s arrival in Sante Fe, they were met by 1,500 Mexican troops. Spared their lives, the Texan party was forced to mar...
348 Nouveau Mexique et Californie Southwestern United States & Mexico, California
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
A
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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One of the most attractive miniature maps from this series. The map focuses on the island of California and the southwestern United States and Mexico. California has a flat northern coast with C. Blanco the northernmost place name. Four islands lie between California and the mainland; the largest is named Gigante I. The Norto R. (Rio Grande) flows from a large inte...
349 Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique, est Tiree de Celle qui a ete Envoyee par un Grand d'Espagne... Southwestern United States & Mexico, California
Nicholas de Fer
1700
A
  $700.00
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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 i...
350 A Passage by Land to California Discover'd by ye Rev. Fathr. Eusebius Francis Kino Jesuite Between ye Years 1698 & 1701 Southwestern United States & Mexico
Eusebio Francisco Kino
1730
A
  $500.00
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Father Kino's Important Map of California

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This is an English version of Father Kino's important map that disproved the theory that California was an island. This was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct location of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's publication, first issued in 1705, was intended to disprov...
351 Kaart van het Westelyk Gedeelte van Nieuw Mexico en van California Volgens de Laatste Ontdekkingen der Jesuiten en Anderen Southwestern United States & Mexico
Isaac Tirion
1765
A+
  $325.00
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This bold map of Baja California and the American Southwest reflects the explorations of the Jesuits including Father Kino. Place names in today's southern Arizona include Casa Grande, the Gila River, and San Xavier de Bac. Along the Pacific are the cities of San Diego, Ensenada, and Cabo San Lucas. Numerous, oversized islands are shown along both coasts of the Baja Peninsula. Missions are pic...
352 Carte de la Californie d'Apres les Observations le Plus Exactes, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Southwestern United States & Mexico
Anton Francois Prevost
1777
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a French version of Venegas' significant map showing most of the Baja peninsula, northwest Mexico and what will become the southern portion of Arizona. Originated in 1757, it expands on the exploration of the region by Father Kino. It presents, in great detail, the Gila River region, the missions and Indian towns of the Pimeria Alta and Baja California. Engraved by A. van Krevelt.
353 Carte Generale des Etats-Unis Mexicains de la Republique du Texas et des Etats de l'Amerique Centrale Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas
Adrien Hubert Brue
1840
B+
  $325.00
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Handsome and uncommon map that details the independent Republic of Texas, the Southwest United States and Mexico. The lower left quadrant is filled with a large inset with Central America shown on the same scale as the main map. The title contains one of the few direct references to the Republic of Texas. Excellent detail throughout. With Brue's embossed seal and surrounded by a decorati...
354 Mexico & Guatemala Southwestern United States, Mexico & Central America
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This pre-Gadsden Purchase map extends into present day Arizona and New Mexico with the US/Mexico border following the Gila River. Across the top are large insets of The Isthmus of Tehantepec Showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf of Mexico Sea to the Pacific Ocean, The Isthmus of Nicaragua Showing the Proposed Routes from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and Guatemala or...
355 Head Quarters Department of New Mexico... Southwestern United States & Mexico
U.S. War Department
1863
B+
  $60.00
Closed
   
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This important map covers the majority of New Mexico Territory and southern California to include Los Angeles and Mexico south to the town of San Francisco. It was drawn by Cyrus H. De Forrest, 1st Lt and Aid-de-camp to Fergusson. The map notes several "Practicable Rail Road" routes across the region and into Mexico. Also locates silver, gold and copper mines including the Stevensons Silver ...
356 [Lot of 2] Map of the Californias [and] Mexico Western United States & Mexico
Morse & Breese
1845
A
  $300.00
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A. Map of the Californias, by T.J. Farnham, dated 1845 (10.9 x 13.9"). This map shows Upper California just one year prior to the Mexican-American war, which resulted in Mexico's loss of the region to the United States. It locates the pre-gold rush settlement of "Suter's" Colony just east of the southwest flowing Sacramento River with a Volcano nearby which is likely the Ma...
357 Map of the United States and Their Territories Between the Mississippi and the Pacific Ocean and Part of Mexico Compiled from Surveys Made Under the Order of W.H. Emory... Western United States & Mexico
William Hemsley Emory
1857-58
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map is one of the foundation maps for the western United States and represents the culmination of fifty years of government explorations. Starting with Lewis and Clark, there were numerous official and unofficial surveys and explorations, all adding to the pool of knowledge presented here. While large sections are still labeled "unexplored territory," Emory fitted these fragments tog...
358 California and Other Western States of the United States Western United States & Mexico
Peter Cassell & Galpin
1866
A
  $130.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This interesting map of the West shows some early state configurations and also names a Gadsden Territory. Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Wyoming are all named, however their borders are not fully defined. In Arizona, Tuscon is also given an alternate spelling of Tueson. Gadsden Ter. is also called Pimeria Alta and occupies the area south of the Gila River. There...
359 Carte de la Californie Suivant I. la Carte Manuscrite de l'Amerique de Mathieu Neron Pecci olen Dresses a Florence en 1604... California & Baja California
Robert de Vaugondy/Diderot
1772
B+
  $210.00
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This sheet has five depictions of California that present a fascinating cartographic history of the region. It was one of ten maps compiled by Robert de Vaugondy for Diderot's important encyclopedia and depicts the mapping of California by five important cartographers. The earliest map reproduces Neron Pecci's manuscript map of 1604 showing the peninsula with a ragged coastline and place names d...
360 Nova Hispania Nova Galicia Guatimala Mexico & Central America
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This well-engraved map, based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz, includes Mexico through Costa Rica with nice detail. It also includes the U.S. Gulf coast, southwest Florida and a bit of Cuba with less detail. The large pictorial cartouche depicts Native Americans loading goods for a European merchant.
361 Mexico sive N. Hispania Mexico & Central America
DuVal/Beer
1681
B+
  $70.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This charming map of Mexico and Central America includes the western portion of Cuba and the southern tip of Florida. Texas is named Florida, while Florida is named Tegeste.

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. This ma...
362 Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio Mexico
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A+
  $375.00
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This is the first state of this important map, depicting the central and western coastal regions of Mexico. This cornerstone map of New Spain was the prototype for most maps of the early 17th century. It covers the Pacific coast from present-day Acapulco to about Mazatlan and inland to Mexico City, which is situated on a large lake. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central regio...
363 Hispania Nova Western Mexico
Mercator/Hondius
1635
B+
  $140.00
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Lovely small map of central and western Mexico. It locates many cities and features including Mexico City on the shore of a large unnamed lake, Guadalajara, Ocomo, Tetitlan, Chapalicu Mare (Lake Chapala), as well as numerous gold and silver mines. Strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles balance two diagonal corners. The ocean is fully engraved in moiré. From the English edition of ...
364 Campeche San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico
Carel Allard
1726
A
  $130.00
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A lovely view of San Francisco de Campeche in the Yucatan with a pair of Native Indians in the foreground.
365 Acapulco Acapulco, Mexico
Jacob van der Schley
1762
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare bird's-eye view of Acapulco and its bay gives a nice rendering of the town, Fort St. Diego, and the neighboring Puerto Marques Bay. A lettered key identifies each location. Ships fill the harbor, with others at sea as far out as the horizon.
366 Carte de l'Isthme de Panama Depuis Panama Jusques a la Riviere de Nata du Cote du Sud; et Depuis Porto Bello... Panama
Alexandre Oliver Esquemeling
1687
B+
  $180.00
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This handsome map of the Isthmus of Panama was created for an early French edition of Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin's History of the Bucaniers of America, a fascinating work describing the voyages and adventures of numerous buccaneers who sailed throughout the New World. Exquemelin's work was first published in Dutch in 1678 and was very popular, appearing in nearly every European language ...
367 Kaart van de Landengte van Panama, Volgens de Spaansche Aftekeninge Opgemaakt Panama
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $80.00
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Great map of central Panama showing Panama City in the southeast, Chagres in the northwest, and Portobelo in the northeast. Roads and the Chagres River connect them all. The road between Panama City and Portobelo passes though el Bujie, Boqueron, Pequeni, Sa. Juan, and Maria Enrique. Finely engraved with rhumb lines and a fleur-de-lis. Very detailed and fully...
368 Carte de la Baye de Panama dans l'Amerique Meridionale Panama Bay
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $100.00
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This charming small map focuses on Panama Bay, with a fleur-de-lis orienting north to the right. The city of Panama is prominently depicted and is the only city shown. Adorned with a decorative cartouche.
369 To James Vernon Esqr: One of the Honble Commissioners of Excise ... This Plate Representing the Taking of Porto Bello by Adml: Vernon Novr. 22d 1739... Portobelo, Panama
William Henry Toms
1740
B+
  $3,500.00
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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...
370 Plano de la Baia y Ciud. de Portovelo... Portobelo, Panama
Antonio de Ulloa
1748
B+
  $230.00
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This uncommon plan of the port and bay of Portobelo is oriented with north to the bottom left. The historic Portobelo Bay was a Spanish transfer point for gold and silver coming from South America. The city is shown in block plan format, with a decorative lettered key identifying important locations. There is good detail of the surrounding coastline and depth soundings are given in the bay. E...
371 De Stad, Reede, Haven en Rivier van Chagres, in de Spaansche Westindien Chagres, Panama
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $80.00
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Copper engraved plan of this important port on the Atlantic coast of Panama. The map provides a terrific picture of the river, town, castle, fort and countryside. Details include soundings, shoals, rocks and roads.
372 Peruviae Auriferae Regionis Typus [on sheet with] La Florida [and] Guastecan Reg. Gulf of Mexico, Florida & Peru
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $800.00
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This was one of the few sixteenth century maps based on Spanish sources; in this case drawing from reports of Hernando de Soto's expedition through the region. There are three maps on this sheet. The most important map, La Florida, is the first printed map of the southern portion of the United States. This influential map provided the foundation cartography for the region, particu...
373 A New and Accurate Chart of the West Indies, with the Adjacent Coasts of North and South America... Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Southern United States
Emanuel Bowen
1748
A+
  $500.00
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A handsome map of the Caribbean and Gulf coasts with well engraved detail and many remarks on sailing directions, history, and native populations. The trade winds are noted with directional arrows, and the major trade routes are delineated. The coastal place names are abundant, with some towns and fortifications named inland. An early reference to the first attempted colony in Texas is Cenis...
374 La Parte Orientale dell' Antico, e Nuovo Messico con la Florida e la Bassa Luigiana... Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Southern United States
Giovanni Maria Cassini
1798
A
  $475.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is the eastern sheet of Cassini's two sheet map depicting the southern United States, Mexico and Central America. This map, with its own borders, covers from Florida west to Texas and from the Yucatan Peninsula south to the tip of northern South America. The extensive river systems in the southern United States is well represented, although the Mississippi River is not connected to the Miss...
375 Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
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Two great early maps of important regions in the New World are combined into this interesting composition. The first covers the region of western Mexico around Culiacan and the Spanish settlement of Villa S. Michael's, the region noted for its silver mines. The second is the first detailed map of the Greater Antilles with detail in southern Florida, the Bahamas, and the Caribbean that is ...
376 Pascaerte van West Indien van de Caribes tot aen de Golfo van Mexico Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Anthonie Jacobsz
1650
A
  $2,750.00
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Rare Early Dutch Sea Chart of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean

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This rare and elegantly engraved sea chart is one the earliest printed Dutch charts of the region. It is the third derivative of the 1631 chart by Hessel Gerritsz, a much-copied work which was in turn derived from his mentor Willem Blaeu's West Indische Paskaert (circa 1630). The most notable difference between Gerritsz's chart and this one is the addition of Delaware Bay and Cape May. J...
377 Indiarum Occidentalium Tractus Littorales cum Insulis Caribicis / Pascaert van Westindien ende Caribise Eylanden Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Renard/De Wit
1715
A
  $1,500.00
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A Magnificent Sea Chart of the West Indies

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This is Renard's edition of Frederik de Wit's map, one of the most beautifully engraved charts of the West Indies. It extends to show the coastline of North America nearly to New England, all of Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. There is a wealth of navigational information including passages, anchorages, sandbanks, and shoals. Numerous place names line the coasts, i...
378 Le Golfe de Mexique, et les Provinces et Isles qui l'Environe Comme sont la Floride au Nord, le Mexique ou Nouvelle Espagne... Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Nicholas de Fer
1717
B+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is scarce map of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Unlike most maps of the period, De Fer presents Florida correctly as a peninsula rather than as the broken archipelago. Lake Okeechobee is named Lac Serrope. The Caribbean islands are also well depicted with numerous notations throughout. The map is filled with place names and graphic topography. Embellished with a compass ros...
379 Mappa Geographica, Complectens I. Indiam Occidentalem II. Isthmum Panamensem III. Ichnographiam Praecipuorum Locorum & Portuum... Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Homann Heirs
1740
A
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This informative and very graphic folio sheet has a large map of the region, titled "Carte des Isles de l'Amerique et Deplusieurs Pays de Terre Ferme," attributed to D'Anville (1731). It covers the Gulf of Mexico, Central America and all of the Caribbean islands. It is nicely detailed with a key to show European possessions and a beautifully engraved title cartouche. Above the main map is the l...
380 Karte des Mexicanischen Meerbusens und der Anstossenden Inseln und Laender zu Robertsons Geschichte von America Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Thomas Kitchin
1777
B+
  $170.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Lovely copper engraved map covering the region from Florida and the Gulf coast to northern South America. The southern portion of Florida is fragmented into numerous waterways. There is crisp detail of the many islands, the South American coast and Central America. Decorative rococo-style title cartouche and compass rose. This map was published for a German edition of Rev. Dr. Robertson's ...
381 West Indies from the Latest Authorities Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
A. McIntyre
1785
B+
  $45.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This detailed map of the West Indies extends to cover parts of North America, Central America, and the northern coast of South America. Several large islands make up Florida's southern tip, and a mountain range is depicted in its peninsula. West Florida extends to the Mississippi River. Includes terrific detail throughout the Caribbean, Yucatan and Central America.
382 A New and Complete Map of the West Indies Comprehending All the Coasts and Islands Known by That Name by Monsr. D Anville; with Several Emendations and Improvements Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B+
  $450.00
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This large map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean is based on the cartography of D'Anville. The region is dominated by Spain with possessions including Florida and the formerly French Louisiana. Names "Tecas" with a note near Cenis that "Here Mr. de la Salle was murdered in 1687." European colonial possessions in the region are identified with a color key below the title cartouche listing the ...
383 [Grand Theatre de la Guerre en Amerique Suivant les Plus Novelles Observations des Espagnoles, Anglois, Francois & Hollandois - Northwestern Sheet] Gulf of Mexico
Reiner and Joshua Ottens
1741
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This is the northwestern sheet of Ottens' 6-sheet map of the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean depicting the theater of the War of Jenkins' Ear, part of the War of the Austrian Succession. The War of Jenkins' Ear had an improbable and theatrical origin. After fifty years of colonial boundary disputes and growing trade competition in the New World, relations between Britain and Spain were e...
384 [Lot of 2] The Ylandes of the West Indies [and] Cuba Insul [on sheet with] Hispaniola [and] Havana Portus [and I. Iamaica [and] I.S. Ioanis [and] I. Margareta Caribbean
Mercator/Hondius
1635
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Scarce Map of West Indies from English Edition of Atlas Minor

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This matching pair of maps depicting the islands in the Caribbean is 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. Included are a scarce map of the West Indies and a map of individual islands in the Greater Antilles. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of t...
385 Les Isles Antilles &c. Entre Lesquelles sont les Lucayes, et les Caribes Caribbean
N. Sanson/Mariette
1656
A
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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This beautiful map of the Caribbean covers from the tip of Florida to the western coast of Central America and the northern coast of South America. It shows excellent detail of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico, and the Windward Islands. Cape Canaveral, Havana, Santiago de Cuba (S. Iago), Santiago De Los Caballeros (also S. Iago), Santo Domingo, San Juan, Cartagen...
386 Archipelagi Americani Delineatio Geographica Caribbean
Scherer
1700
A
  $250.00
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This stunning map is focused on the West Indies, with a portion of Central America and the northern tip of South America. The map features an elaborate view topped with a Latin title that translates roughly to These islands produce fruit and commodities that are transported by ship to Spain, France and England. The scene depicts traders and merchantmen loading their ships. Heinrich Scher...
387 Algemeene Kaart van de Westindische Eilanden Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A fine, interesting chart of the Caribbean, also showing part of Florida, the Yucatan, and Central America. Even small islands are well-represented and navigational hazards are marked. Major sea routes are noted as well as the direction of the prevailing winds. Title cartouche and two compass roses decorate the chart. Engraved by J. Condet.
388 Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta cum Confiniis Greater Antilles
Mercator/Hondius
1613
A
  $500.00
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This great, composite map of important islands in the West Indies is presented with two large maps of Cuba and Hispaniola, and smaller maps of Jamaica, Puerto Rico and Isla Margarita along the left side. The map of Cuba includes an inset plan of Havana. The map is richly embellished with a variety of sea monsters, a flying fish, sailing ships and strapwork cartouches. Latin text on verso, publi...
389 Insularum Hispaniolae et Cubae cum Insulis Circum Jacentibus Accurata Delineatio Greater Antilles & Bahamas
Jansson/Valck & Schenk
1710
B+
  $500.00
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This striking sea chart includes the southern tip of Florida, the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica and Hispaniola. It is one of the first Dutch maps to feature the region on a large scale, due to the importance of the Canaal van Bahama, which was used to transport Spanish gold and silver from the New World. The cartography is based on the extremely rare Hessel Gerritsz chart of 1631, with the addit...
390 Nieuwe en Naaukeurige Paskaart van het Eyland Hispaniola of St. Domingo... / Nouvelle Carte de l'Isle de Hispaniola ou St. Domingue... Hispaniola & Puerto Rico
Johannes van Keulen
1745
B+
  $800.00
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This magnificent large chart of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico was published by Johannes van Keulen II, who led the Van Keulen firm from 1726 until his death in 1755. The chart was compiled from the chart made by Amedee Francois Frezier, Ingenieur ordinaire du Roy on Hispaniola, published by Guilaume Delisle in Paris (1725). Van Keulen translated it for navigation and added new hydrographical inform...
391 Isola Cuba Nova Cuba
Ruscelli
1561
A
  $230.00
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This is a very early, detailed map of Cuba, based on the work of Gastaldi. Cuba is correctly shown as a very mountainous island, although the overall shape and orientation is incorrect. Trinidad (La Trinitad) appears in its correct position on the southern coast, but the other cities are less identifiable. The map also includes Jamaica, the Caymans and part of Hispaniola. This map is from one ...
392 The Island of Jamaica and Cape Gracias a Dios with the Banks Jamaica
Jefferys/Sayer
1775
A
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A superb chart of Jamaica and the Mosquito coasts of Honduras and Nicaragua, labeled here Moskito King's Party. The map includes extraordinary navigational details with extensive depth soundings, shoals and reefs, and includes the Galleons Track from Cartagena to Havana. Various types of vegetation are identified including coconut trees, pine trees, bamboo, and grape vines. The ch...
393 Jamaica from the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved Jamaica
Jefferys/Laurie & Whittle
1794
A
  $200.00
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This detailed map of Jamaica shows the parishes, towns and villages, churches, forts, roads, rivers and ponds, harbors, anchorages, soundings, etc. A notation at upper left: "The Negro-towns are Distinguished by a Stroke under the Name." Flanking the title are two large inset plans of the harbors of Bluefields, Kingston and Port Royal. These inset maps are also extremely detailed including the ...
394 A New Map of Jamaica in Which Several Towns, Forts, and Settlements, Are Accurately Laid Down as Well as ye Situations & Depts of ye Most Harbours & Anchoring Places... Jamaica
1797
B
  $850.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Patrick Browne's Important Large-Scale Map of Jamaica

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This is Patrick Browne's important large-scale map of the island, which was drawn from the surveys of Mr. Sheffield. Kapp notes this map as "the first large-scale map of Jamaica." It includes a vast amount of information including topographical details, parish boundaries, roads, towns, churches, forts, taverns, crawls (hog pens), settler's names, plantations (with notations on the dominant crops...
395 Pascaerte vande Caribes, S. Iuan de Porte Rico, de Oosthoeck van I. Spangnola als Mede de Vaste Cust... Lesser Antilles
Jan van Loon
1666
B+
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Fine, rare sea chart of the Lesser Antilles from the southeastern shore of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico to the adjacent coastline of Venezuela. The chart is embellished with two compass roses, rhumb lines, and a decorative cartouche featuring the North Star and sea monsters. This map served as the basis for later editions by Goos and van Keulen, both of which are much more common than this edition...
396 De Stadt St. Martin St. Martin
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
B+
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This dramatic battle view depicts Admiral Martyn Thytzoon's 16-ship Dutch West India fleet attacking the Spanish-held Philipsburg, St. Martin in 1629. Legend at right names and keys to eighteen places on the view. Onshore, a large fortress is ablaze, as is one ship, while many ships fire cannons and a smaller fortress returns fire. Beautifully engraved on copper with fancy ribbon title cartouch...
397 Veduta di S. Eustachio Statia
1777
A
  $500.00
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This is an uncommon view of St. Eustatius (Statia) in the Dutch West Indies, which had the distinction of being the first foreign nation to officially recognize the newly formed United States during the American Revolution. For a while, Statia was the only link between Europe and the fledgling American nation and was the major supplier of arms and ammunition to the rebellious British Colon...
398 St. Christophers, or St. Kitts, Surveyed by Anthony Ravell Esqr. Surveyor General of the Islands of St. Christophers, Nevis, & Montserrat St. Kitts & Nevis
Jefferys/Sayer
1775
B+
  $300.00
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This handsome large-scale map of St. Kitts has numbered surveyed areas and many place names, including some rather salty ones along the coast. The map locates the anchorages, and a note near Limekiln Bay records that the Childs Play Man of War was lost on these Rocks Sept. 2. 1707. The map is simply composed, decorated only with a large fleur-de-lys. This is the second state, with the ad...
399 Carte Reduite de l'Isle d'Antigue Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine... Antigua
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
B+
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Fine, large-scale map of Antigua provides detailed information on the roads, topography, parishes, towns, settlements, soundings and anchorages. It is decorated with a large, floral-garland draped title cartouche and rhumb lines. Seal of the Depot de la Marine in map and Prix. Dix huit Sols at bottom right.
400 Plan of the Town and Citadel of Fort Royal the Capital of Martinico. With the Bay of Cul de Sac Royal Fort-de-France, Martinique
Thomas Jefferys
1760
B+
  $150.00
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This 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. There are several notations of the Capuchin Friars around Fort St. Louis (here called Fort Royal or the Citadel). An ins...
401 Carte de l'Isle de la Grenade Dressee au Depost des Cartes et Plans de la Marine... Grenada
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1760
B+
  $180.00
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Large-scale sea chart of this mountainous island in the Windward Islands with great detail of the roads, villages, and ports. Above the decorative title cartouche is a profile showing the coastline from Le Grison to Cap David featuring a radiating, rising sun. Rhumb lines radiate across this handsome chart.
402 America Meridionalis South America
Mercator/Hondius
1609
B+
  $230.00
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Charming small map of the continent with two large mythical lakes, Eupana Lacus in Brazil and Lake Parime in Guyana, and Tierra del Fuego attached to a massive Terra Australis. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles, sea monsters and a Spanish galleon sailing into the South Pacific. This is from the only German edition of Hondius' Atlas Minor...
403 Amerique Meridionale South America
Nicholas de Fer
1704
A
  $80.00
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Handsome little map of the continent with a strapwork title cartouche. A remnant of the Southern Continent, Terres Inconnues is shown at bottom and the mythical Lac Moncontos appears in the center of the continent. Published in M. Robbe's Methode pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie.
404 [Lot of 25 - Views and Approaches from Anson's Voyages] South America, Central America, Mariana Islands
George Anson
1748
B
  $325.00
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This fascinating lot includes 25 engravings depicting the amazing views that George Anson encountered on his voyage. Other than a print of Chinese ships, most focus on views from the South American coastline, with a couple depicting views from Mexico, Central America, and the Mariana Islands. Engravers credited include Wood, Muller, and Mason. The measurements of the engravings range from 12.8 ...
405 Kaart van het Onderkoningschap van Peru, zig Uitstrekkende over Chili, Paraguay en Andere Spaansche Landen: als ook van Brazil... South America
Isaac Tirion
1765
A
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Handsome detailed map of most of the continent - leaving off the northern coastline. The southern tip is enclosed in a large inset balancing the composition with the block-style title cartouche.
406 [Lot of 3] A General Map of South America Drawn from the Best Surveys [and] A Map of South America and the Adjacent Islands [and] An Accurate Map of South America, from the Best Modern Maps and Charts South America
1788-97
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. An Accurate Map of South America, from the Best Modern Maps and Charts, by Thomas Bowen, from A New and Authentic System of Universal Geography, circa 1788 (18.1 x 12.8"). This delicately engraved map of the continent features simple interior topography. It is full of place names and locates many native tribes. The interior is mostly blank with some notes of waterfalls and rive...
407 South America with Its Political Divisions Compiled from State Papers and Observations Astronomical, Nautical, and Historical South America
Robert Wilkinson
1806
B+
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This large map of the continent is divided politically by the various European possessions. Spanish regions are indicated in yellow, Portuguese in pink, French in blue, Dutch in orange, the British also in pink (islands only), and Native Indian lands in green. A large table at bottom left identifies the specific regions and boundaries of each foreign power. There are several notations surroundi...
408 Terre Ferme, Nouveau Royme de Grenade, &c. Northern South America
Nicolas Sanson
1700
A
  $170.00
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Very attractive small map of the northern part of South America, including most of modern Panama. Regional boundaries are shown along with missions, towns, major rivers and mountains. The map is adorned with a nice title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine de Winter.
409 Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan Panama & Northern South America
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
B+
  $250.00
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Attractive map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America including most of present day Columbia and part of Venezuela. The map is based on the cartography of Hondius, which was in turn based on the work of Hessel Gerritsz. The decorative embellishments include numerous native figures, an armadillo, a llama, sailing ships and compass roses.
410 Kartagena, een Stedeken in Zuidamerika... / Cartagena, Oppidulum in Australi America... Cartagena, Colombia
Pieter Schenk
1702
A
  $325.00
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This is a rare view from Schenk's important town atlas. This striking view of Cartagena shows a variety of ships coming into the fortified harbor, and an interesting artillery tower to the right. This view is based on Arnoldus Montanus' larger engraving, first published in 1671.
411 Neu und Verbesserter Plan des Hafens von Carthagena in America... Cartagena, Colombia
Homann Heirs
1743
A
  $220.00
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This is a reduced-version of Pierre Chassereau's seminal plan of Cartagena (1740) depicting the Raid on Cartagena in 1697. As part of the War of the Grand Alliance, a small fleet of French ships commanded by Bernard Desjean, Baron de Pointis, attacked the important port city, successfully defeating the Spanish. This delicately engraved map, with north oriented to the left, depicts the French and...
412 Plan van de Haven van Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Isaac Tirion
1766
A
  $240.00
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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.
413 Prise de Carthagene des Indes par l'Escadre Francaise aux Ordres de Pointis en 1697 Cartagena, Colombia
1775
B+
  $230.00
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This is a reduced-version of Pierre Chassereau's seminal plan of Cartagena (1740) depicting the Raid on Cartagena in 1697. As part of the War of the Grand Alliance, a small fleet of French ships commanded by Bernard Desjean, Baron de Pointis, attacked the important port city, successfully defeating the Spanish. This delicately engraved map, with north oriented to the left, shows the French battl...
414 Venezuela, cum Parte Australi Novae Andalusiae Venezuela
Henricus Hondius
1639
B+
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This beautifully engraved map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz. It covers the northern coast of South America, Venezuela, east to the mouth of the Orinoco, and includes the offshore islands from Aruba through Dominica and Tobago. The fine engraving illustrates the mountains, forests, rivers and missions in the interior, but shows place names primarily along the coastlines owing to ...
415 Guiana sive Amazonum Regio Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
A
  $120.00
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This decorative map covers the region from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis east of the Amazon delta. The map is based on the work of Hessel Gerritsz who traveled in the region in 1628. The map locates at its center a large mythical inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city Manoa, o el Dorado, ...
416 Kaart van Geheel Guajana of de Wilden-Kust, en die der Spaansche Westindien, op het Noord-end van Zuid-Amerika [on sheet with] Het Island Kurassau [and] Kaart van de Volkplanting aan Demerary en Rio d'Essequebo [and] De Haven en 't Kasteel van Kurassau Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
  $150.00
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Handsome and interesting map of the northern coastline from Colombia through French Guyana. Includes three large insets of the island of Kurassau (Curacao), a detailed map of the harbor and Dutch fort on Curacao, and a map of the Dutch colony of Demerary and Essequebo showing plantations along the rivers.
417 Charte von dem Hollaendischen und Franzoesischen Guiana nach Einer Handschriftlichen Charte von dem Capt. Simon Mentelle und nach der Charte von Buache, Gezeichnet von I.B. Poirson Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Weimar Geographisches Institut
1804
B+
  $90.00
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This detailed map of northeastern South America extends from the Essequibo River to just above the mouth of the Amazon River. There is good detail of the rivers and mountain ranges in the region, as well as numerous notations in the interior. Lake Parime is no longer shown on the map as its existence was disproved by Humboldt in 1804. Drawn by J.B. Poirson and published by Weimar Geographisches...
418 Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice Suriname
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
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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.
419 Land-Kaart van het Eiland en de Volkplanting van Cayenne aan de Kust van Zuid-Amerika French Guiana
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
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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.
420 Brasil, waar van de Kust door de Portugeezen Bezeten, en in Veertien Hoostgebieden Verdeelt Word... Brazil
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
  $150.00
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This is a reduced version of Sanson's important map showing the Portuguese possessions in Brazil. The coastal regions were divided by the Portuguese Crown into fourteen Capitanias, or hereditary harbor offices. The holders of these grants, called donees (donatários), were responsible for their defense and development. There is also a fair amount of detail in the interior, along the major rivers...
421 Littora Brasiliae / Pascaert van Brasil Brazil
Renard/De Wit
1715
A
  $375.00
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This magnificent map of Brazil is primarily a sea chart with details confined to the coastline. Oriented with north to the left by two fine compass roses, it covers the Brazilian coastline from the mouth of the Amazon to the Rio de la Plata in what is now Argentina. A dramatic title cartouche that fills the interior is constructed of a montage of scenes showing Portuguese and Dutch explorers and...
422 Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali, Maxime Celebris Accuratae Delineata Brazil
Matthias Seutter
1730
A
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Large striking map depicting Brazil from the Amazon delta to Sao Paolo and inland to the Rio de la Plata olim Paraguay. The Amazon delta contains many small islands and a confusion of waterways. The coastline is well mapped, divided into captaincies with the location of many place names; the interior, however, is largely unexplored. The bold figural title cartouche features the scenery,...
423 Pas-Kaart, van de Zee-Kusten, van, Brazilia, Tusschen, Punto de Lucena en Cabo S. Augustino Eastern Brazil
Johannes van Keulen
1683
B
  $650.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare, classic sea chart covers the Brazilian coast from Rio Paraiba to Cabo S. Augustino. It is filled with rhumb lines and decorated with a sailing ship. Just off the coast, the water is filled with soundings. Natives flank the title cartouche, and merfolk surround the distance scales. North is oriented to the right.
424 De Armis & Telis Barbarorum Itamaraca, Brazil
Theodore de Bry
1592
B+
  $210.00
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This engraving depicts the siege of Iguaracu, a fort along the Brazilian coast near Recife. The fort had become besieged by Native Indians, and the Portuguese were commanded to bring supplies to the fort and to assist in protecting it. The Indians attempted to block the river by felling trees, but the Portuguese ships were able to make their way up the river and save the men in the fort. At bot...
425 Baya de Todos os Sanctos Salvador, Brazil
Joannes de Laet
1644
A
  $325.00
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This rare map of Salvador and Baia de Todos os Santos (Bay of Saints) is a depiction of the Dutch attack and capture of the city of Salvador in May 1624. Salvador, then the capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control. The Dutch, determined to seize control of Brazil, formed the West India Company in 1621 and sent a large expedition to Brazil. On May 8, 1624, the Dutch fleet...
426 Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofdstad Legt van Brazil Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil
Isaac Tirion
1769
A+
  $100.00
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This is a boldly engraved chart of the bay at Salvador (Bahia) with an inset plan of the fortified city of San Salvador. Navigational soundings and shoals are identified in the bay. Numerous plantations and sugar mills are noted with symbols along the coast and rivers. There is a large decorative rococo-style title cartouche and two compass roses.
427 Paraguay, o Prov de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta Crus de la Sierra Central South America
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
  $75.00
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This fine map of the region includes the Paraguay River basin and the Peru-Chilean coast with Lake Titicaca. The Rio de la Plata is boldly shown with many large islands in the broad river. The mythical Lago de los Xarayes is featured on the map, which was believed to connect the Rio de la Plata and Amazon River systems. Several towns are named including Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Arica, an...
428 Le Perou et le Cours de la Riviere Amazone, Depuis Ses Sources Jusques a la Mer. Tires de Divers Autheurs et de Diverses Relations Central South America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1656
B
  $250.00
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This is the uncommon folio version of Sanson's handsome map of the western part of the continent and the full course of the Amazon. The spurious Lac, ou Mer de Parime is prominent as is the location of the mythical city Manoa el Dorado (city of gold). Fully engraved to show topography, cities and villages. Attractive title cartouche is set on a large urn displaying gold bars and c...
429 [On 2 Sheets] Neue Taffel der Weitlauffigen Landschaft Paraguaria samt Ihren Grantzen von Denen Allda Bestel... Central South America
Christoph Dietell
1728
A
  $650.00
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This handsome two-sheet map shows Jesuit missions in central South America. The map extends from Bolivia and central Brazil in the north to the Rio de la Plata in the south, encompassing all of Paraguay, Uruguay, and part of Argentina. A large, mythical Lake Xarayes (here Schareyer See) is shown in Brazil. Small depictions of animals are scattered through the map, including a lion, an os...
430 Peru Peru
Mercator/Cloppenburgh
1632
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Lovely small map of Peru from this slightly larger format Atlas Minor. The map is fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities of the Inca civilization. Decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, large compass rose and rhumb lines. Latin text on verso.
431 Peru Peru
Jan Jansson
1633
A
  $275.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A large compass rose orients north to the left on this map of the Empire of Peru. It covers the Pacific coast of South America from Ecuador as far south as the Atacama Desert in the northern reaches of Chile. It includes the Potosi silver mines, Titicaca, Cusco, Quito and numerous other towns and villages. The large cartouche incorporates both the title and the distance scales and is decorated ...
432 Cusco, Regni Peru in Novo Orbe Caput Cusco, Peru
Braun & Hogenberg
1573
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is one of only two New World cities depicted in the Civitatis Orbis Terrarum. It shows Cusco at the time of the Spanish conquest. The city is very orderly, laid out in a rectangular grid and surrounded by impressive walled fortifications. Native and Spanish figures fill the foreground and the Inca king is being carried aloft on a covered throne. Trimmed from a folio sheet that also...
433 Carte de la Riviere de la Plata, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Rio de la Plata, Argentina
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1764
A
  $90.00
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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.
434 Paskaarte van 't Zuydelyckste Deel van America, van Cabo St. Antonio, tot Caep de Hoern, en de inde Zuyd-Zee, tot B. de Tongoy Southern South America
Henrick Doncker
1660
B+
  $250.00
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Very striking sea chart depicting the southern part of South America from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra del Fuego, showing the Straits of Magellan and Le Maire. The chart is embellished with a compass rose, two sailing galleons, and a title cartouche featuring putti.
435 Tractus Australior Americae Meridionalis, a Rio de la Plata per Fretum Magellanicum ad Toraltum / Nieuwe Perfecte Pascaert van 't Suyderlyckste deel van Suyt America, van Rio de la Plata door de Straet Magellaen tot Toral Southern South America
Renard/De Wit
1715
B+
  $450.00
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This very striking sea chart depicts the southern part of South America from the Rio de la Plata to Tierra del Fuego, showing the Straits of Magellan. The chart is topped with a magnificent title cartouche featuring natives mining and offering gifts to their European masters. The sea is decorated with a group of ships engaged in battle. Despite being unsigned, the grand cartouche and embellishm...
436 Kaart van het Zuidelykste Gedeelte van Zuider Amerika... / Carte de la Partie Meridionale de l'Amerique Meridionale... Southern South America
George Anson
1749
B+
  $70.00
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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. During the War of Jenkins' Ear, Anson's expedition of eight ships was sent to harass the Spaniards along the coast of South America. Seven of his ships were lost o...
437 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 & Tierra del Fuego
Willem Blaeu
1642
B+
  $400.00
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Impressive map of the tip of South America showing the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. The coastlines are depicted as very mountainous, while the interior is completely without detail. A beautiful sheet, it is richly arrayed with rhumb lines, three compass roses, a fleet of ships, a coat of arms and a Latinized dedication to the artist and scientist Constantine Huygens. There are three ...
438 Freti Magellanici ac Novi Freti Vulgo Le Maire Exactissima Delineatio Strait of Magellan & Tierra del Fuego
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
  $75.00
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This strongly engraved small map covers the tip of South America showing both the Strait of Magellan and Le Maire Strait. Engraved to show the rugged mountainous terrain and treacherous sea passages. There is a Latin note near Patagonia about the giants in the region who are ten feet tall! Engraved by Petrus Kaerius and decorated with fine title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.
439 Exquisita & Magno Aliquot Mensium Periculo Lustrata Etiam Retecta Freti Magellanici Facies... Strait of Magellan
Mercator/Hondius
1609
B
  $650.00
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This exquisite map of the Strait of Magellan predates the discovery of the Straits of Le Maire. It details soundings and navigational hazards in this strategic waterway. The geographic details for this map were drawn from Bernardus Joannis Monasteriensis who accompanied the first Dutch expedition to sail through the Strait in 1599-1600. That expedition is portrayed on the map by the fleet of si...
440 To the Rt Honble Robert Earl of Oxford & Mortimer ... This Chart Is Humbly Dedicated Strait of Magellan
John Narbrough
1711
B+
  $800.00
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Narborough's Scarce Map of the Strait of Magellan

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In 1670, John Narborough was the first Englishman to sail through the Strait of Magellan in both directions; thus demonstrating the falsity of the accepted wisdom that the wind and currents would prevent any eastward passage of the strait. He had been commissioned by James, Duke of York (later James II), to sail to South America to investigate potential trade possibilities. Narborough's expediti...
441 Carte du Detroit de Magellan dans Laquelle on a Insere les Observations et les Decouvertes du Capne. Byron, du Capne. Wallis, et du Capne. Carteret Strait of Magellan
Jacques Francois Benard
1780
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A spectacular chart detailing the Straits of Magellan and illuminating the truly complicated and treacherous nature of this passage. It depicts the discoveries of the navigators Byron, Wallis, and Carteret. Terrific detail includes soundings, current directions, rocks, and anchorages. Four large land approach views (Cap des Vierges, Rochers Blancs, Cap Beau Tems and Vue du Port Famine) in upper...
442 De Cust van Barbaria Streckende van C.S. Vincent tot C. Verde Eastern Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This finely engraved sea chart covers from Lisbon, Portugal to Cape Verde, Africa. It also features the important Atlantic islands including the Azores, Cape Verde, Canary, and Madeira Islands. A compass rose orients the map with north to the left. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche and three distance scales.
443 Pascaerte van Brazil; en Nieu Neder Landt van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados Western Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
  $600.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the first edition of this uncommon sea chart. It shows the area from Newfoundland to the northern coast of South America and across to the Azores and the Cape Verde islands in an unusual configuration derived from the Theunisz Jacobs chart of 1650, with north oriented to the left. Long Island is named as Gebroken lant, and New England is named as Nieu Nederlant, with no men...
444 Canarische Eylanden Canaria, Tenerisa, Forteventura Etc. Canary Islands
Henrick Doncker
1659
B
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive sea chart depicts the Canary Islands with north oriented to the top right corner of the sheet. At inset at top right show finer detail of Lanzarote Island from Porto de Cavallos to Porto de Naos. The chart includes a few place names on the islands as well as numerous soundings, shoals and anchorages. The decorative title cartouche at lower left is surmounted by two putti.
445 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum, Alias Barmudas Dictarum, ad Ostia Mexicani Aestuary... Bermuda
Willem Blaeu
1638
A
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Map of Bermuda Based on Richard Norwood's Famous Survey

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This magnificent map is based on the famous survey by John Norwood of the Bermuda Company, also known as the Somers Isles Company, in 1618. The map shows the division into the original Tribes, a short-lived term for the major shareholders in the company, that became administrative parishes. Also shown are the various landowners, with their names in a table below the map. There are many t...
446 Carte des Isles Bermudes ou de Sommer Tire de l'Anglois Bermuda
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1768
B+
  $300.00
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This attractive copper engraving of Bermuda is divided into parishes, here called Cantons. The map shows the best routes for entering the bays around the islands as well as forts, churches, towns, and navigational hazards. Rhumb lines radiate from the center of the map, with north oriented to the upper right. Decorated by a rococo-style cartouche and fleur-de-lis.
447 Carta dell Isola di Capo Verde con l'Isole dell Indie Occidentale, et Parte della Terra Ferma di Guiana... North Atlantic
Sir Robert Dudley
1661
A
  $650.00
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First State of Dudley's Rare Chart of the North Atlantic Including the Lesser Antilles

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This is Dudley's very rare map of the North Atlantic Ocean, extending from the Lesser Antilles to the Cape Verde Islands. The map includes Sombrero Island in the north and the delta of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. The distinctive calligraphy (alla cancellaresca), fine cartouche, compass rose and sailing ship are the fine work of the engraver, Antonio Francesco Lucini. This is the first state...
448 A Map of Old Greenland or Oster Bygd & Wester Bygd... [on sheet with] A Map of the Islands of Ferro or Farro... [and] A Draught of the Whirlpool... [and] An Improved Map of Iceland North Atlantic
Emanuel Bowen
1747
A
  $120.00
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This attractive copper engraving includes four maps of islands in the North Atlantic on one sheet. Of particular interest is the depiction of a spurious "whirlpool" off the southern coast of Suouroy Island (Faroe Islands), which is also depicted in the map of the Faroe Islands at lower left. Hekla is depicted as an active volcano in the map of Iceland, and a note in the map of Greenland indicate...
449 Islandia Iceland
Abraham Ortelius
1585
A
  $6,500.00
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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 ...
450 Europa Europe
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
  $80.00
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This charming miniature map of Europe extends east to the Caspian Sea and includes a partial coastline of Greenland at top. Detail is limited to key rivers and cities. 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 replace...
451 Europae Europe
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
  $800.00
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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...
452 Europa, ad Magnae Europae Gerardi Mercatoris P. Imitationem... Europe
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
  $450.00
Closed
   
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A beautiful map in Mercator's strong engraving style with the seas filled with waves and the land dotted with tiny cities. All of Europe is depicted, as well as Americae Pars, Greenland, Iceland, a Polar landmass, along with the mythical islands of Frisland, Drogeo, and Bradain. A large strapwork title cartouche completes the sheet. French text on verso.
453 Europa Exactissime Descripta Europe
Hondius/Jansson
1666
B+
  $650.00
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A very decorative map of Europe with minutely engraved detail throughout, showing the mythical island of Frisland near Iceland. While revising the Mercator Atlas in 1630 in response to fierce competition with the Blaeu family, the map of Europe was completely redrawn and updated, particularly in the northern regions. It is decorated with lovely title cartouche, ships, a sea monster and li...
454 Parte Occidentale dell' Europa / Parte Orientale dell' Europa Europe
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
  $1,700.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Coronelli's Decorative Two-Sheet Map of Europe

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A very large and robust engraving on two sheets, each approximately 23.5 x 19", here joined. Covers all of Europe to the Caspian Sea and the Urals in the north, and extends to show part of Greenland, labeled America Setten. Frisland is shown with only a dotted outline, with an adjacent note explaining that the island was discovered by Nicolo Zeno, but that no mariners have ever found it a...
455 To Her Most Sacred Majesty Carolina Queen of Great Britain, France & Ireland. This Map of Europe... Europe
Herman Moll
1708
B+
  $600.00
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Large-scale maps such as this map of Europe were very popular at the beginning of the 18th century, and Herman Moll's large maps were among the best English produced maps of the period. It shows the current political divisions and is filled with detail. It includes an inset showing the canal built by Peter the Great to connect the Volga and the Don, thus connecting the Caspian and Black Seas. O...
456 Carte Historique, Cronologique, et Geographique de l'Empire Romain, ou l'on Fait Observer son Etendue, et Diverses Remarques pour l'Intelligence de l'Histoire Europe & Middle East
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $70.00
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Fine map showing the full extent of the Roman Empire in Europe, Asia and northern Africa. The map is keyed to tables providing information on Roman administrators, emperors, historians, poets, etc. Size includes text panels.
457 Het Ryk van Carel den Groten Europe
Wetstein
1730
A
  $130.00
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This fine map of Europe describes the Empire of Charlemagne in the Middle Ages. The map is filled with ancient place names and decorated with a simple title cartouche and compass rose.
458 Romani Imperii, Occidentis Scilicet et Orientis, Tabula Geographica, ex Schoedis Sansonianis Desumpta, Observationibus Astronomicis Subacta... Europe
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1752
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This map depicts the ancient Roman Empire, extending as far east as the Caspian Sea and the Persian Gulf. Ancient place names are given throughout. An inset shows the Canary Islands. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche. This is the first state.
459 Komisk Kort over Europa for 1870 Europe
1870
B
  $550.00
Closed
   
Satirical Map at the Outset of the Franco-Prussian War

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This rare satirical map was originally created by Paul Hadol, a French illustrator and caricaturist, at the outset of the Franco-Prussian War. This popular map was republished in several different languages and distributed throughout Europe. This example was published in Denmark by Emil Olsens Lithography. Various countries and regions are represented by human and animal caricatures with props ...
460 European Revue. Kill That Eagle Europe, World War I
Geographia Map Co
1914
B
  $1,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! Rare Satirical Map of Europe at Start of World War I

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This fascinating serio-comic map was created by John Henry Amschewitz and published in December 1914, at the beginning of WWI. Amschewitz was a British born artist who was unable to enlist for war service due to an injury he sustained while working on a mural project in Liverpool. Instead Amschewitz focused on his interests in art and theater, themes which are apparent in this map and even the t...
461 Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914 Europe, World War I
Leutert & Schneiderwind
1914
A
  $1,400.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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 outbreak of World War I. The map was created by Karl Lehmann-Dumont in Dresden, and depicts the Germans' view of 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 caricatures with various props that help illustra...
462 Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914 Europe, World War I
1914
A
  $1,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Satirical Map of WWI Benefiting the Red Cross

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This fascinating propaganda map was created by Walter Trier and was published by Reklameverlag Ernst Marx in Berlin and Verlag Otto Maier in Leipzig. Trier, a German-Jewish artist, was born in Prague and emigrated to Germany to study art. He was a well-known illustrator in Germany and created this map shortly after the outbreak of WWI. After the war, Trier became a strong anti-fascist and was b...
463 [Lot of 6] Constantinople [and] Copenhagen [and] Stockholm [and] Madrid [and] Athens [and] Vienna European Cities
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1831-40
B+
  $170.00
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This handsome set includes six steel-engraved plans of important European cities. Each plan shows excellent detail of the streets, parks, rivers and fortifications with profiles of the principal buildings at bottom. Sizes vary slightly.

A. Constantinople, dated 1840.
B. Copenhagen, dated 1837.
C. Stockholm, dated 1836.
D. Madrid, dated 1831. <...
464 Tabula Nova Angliae & Hiberniae Britain
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
B+
  $850.00
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This superb Ptolemaic map is a reduced size version of Waldseemuller's modern map of the British Isles. Waldseemuller based his map on Italian portolan charts, although not necessarily from the most up-to-date charts. The principal cities and rivers are located, as well as a large mountain range between England and Scotland. The majority of the place names appear on the south coast of England, ...
465 Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio Britain
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
  $800.00
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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...
466 Britannicarum Insularum Typus Britain
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
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This handsome map of Roman Britain is based on information from Mercator's 1564 map of the British Isles, a new outline from Saxton's 1579 map, and ancient knowledge from Diodorus, Siculus, Plinius, Appianus, Tacitus, Caesar, and Strabo. The map is filled with ancient place names, and Hadrian's Wall and Wall of Pius (mislabeled Severi Imp. Murus) are located. Richly embellished with thre...
467 Carte du Gouvernement Militaire d'Angleterre ou l'on Represente l'Etat des Officiers de Guerre et Celui des Forces de Terre et de Mer Britain
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    
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An interesting map of the of British Isles (6 x 6.3") and two allegorical scenes representing British military and government, separated into land forces on the left and naval forces on the right. The French text below expounds on English military strength in 1704.
468 Magna Britannia Complectens Angliae, Scotiae et Hiberniae Regna in Suas Provincias et Comitatus Divisa Repraesentante Britain
Johann Baptist Homann
1720
B+
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Large decorative map of the British Isles with a huge title cartouche featuring an allegorical representation of Britannia and a host of putti in a cloud background with a portrait of George I and the royal coat of arms. According to Shirley, this is the second of two plates, with the portrait of George instead of Queen Anne. Homann's map of the British Isles is found in editions of his a...
469 Cary's New Map of England and Wales, with Part of Scotland. On Which Are Carefully Laid Down All the Direct and Principal Cross Roads, the Course of the Rivers and Navigable Canals... Britain
John Cary
1794
B+
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large, incredibly detailed map of Britain is sectioned into 81 sheets and bound in "atlas" form. It covers all of England, Wales, and the southern portion of Scotland and depicts roads, towns and cities, rivers, canals and topography. Also includes a comprehensive 85-page "List of Places," a list of subscribers, and an index map. Complete. Blank sheets 62 and 80 not present, as issued, for...
470 [Disbound] [Collection of 54 English County Maps from Pigot & Cos. British Atlas] England
James Pigot & Co.
1842
B+
  $400.00
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This lot includes 54 steel engraved English county maps, a title page, and numerous pages of descriptive text from Pigot & Cos. British Atlas, Comprising the Counties of England, (Upon Which Are Laid Down All Railways Completed and In Progress)... Each map features a key identifying mail roads, canals, railways, rivers, and more as well as a reference to the wards or hundreds of the county...
471 Glocestershire Contrived into Thirty Thre Severall Hundreds & Those Againe into Foure Principall Devisions... Southwestern England
John Speed
1610
A
  $950.00
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This county map of Gloucestershire is divided into Hundreds and displays interesting detail including the locations of cities, rivers, bridges, forests and parks. Two large insets show bird's-eye plans of Gloucester and Bristow with brief descriptions of each. At left are vignettes of the Battles of Assandun and the Battle of Tewkesbury. The Royal coat of arms is at top right adjacent to the cr...
472 Vectis Insula. Anglice the Isle of Wight Isle of Wight, England
Johannes Blaeu
1658
A
  $325.00
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This attractive map of the Isle of Wight extends north to include Hurst Castle and Portsmouth. The island itself is filled with forests and hills, villages, bridges and windmills. It is handsomely embellished by several sailing ships and coats of arms. The large title cartouche features stags and ducks, and the distance scale is surmounted by an armillary sphere. Spanish text on verso, publish...
473 London from the South Side of the Thames London, England
London Illustrated News
1861
B+
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This massive and intricately engraved view of Victoria