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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
1 Petrus Bertius Frontispiece, Portrait
Hondius/Bertius
1618
B+
$80.00  

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This portrait of Petrus Bertius appeared at the beginning of his edition of Theatri Geographiae Veteris, which was printed in Leyden by Isaac Elzevir and published in Amsterdam by Jodocus Hondius. Bertius' birthday, November 14, 1565, appears within his portrait. A quote from Daniel Heinsius appears below the portrait.
2 Gerardi Mercatoris Rupelmundani Effigiem... Frontispiece, Portrait
Hondius/Bertius
1618
B
$140.00  

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This portrait of Gerard Mercator holding a globe was engraved by Frans Hogenberg in 1574. The portrait was included in Petrus Bertius' edition of Theatri Geographiae Veteris, which contained the maps from Mercator's edition of Ptolemy.
3 Mre. Jean Law Coner. du Roy en Tous ces Conils. Controleur Gnal des Finances en 1720... Portrait, Mississippi Bubble
Leonard Schenk
1720
B+
$110.00  

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This is a fine portrait of the infamous Scottish financier John Law. Exiled to Europe because of a duel, Law managed to become a financial adviser to the Duke of Orleans. Law proposed the establishment of a state-chartered bank with the power to issue unbacked paper currency, the Banque Generale, which was established in 1716. He was then granted control of Louisiana and founded the Compagnie d...
4 Theatri Geographiae Veteris Tomus Prior in quo Cl. Ptol. Alexandrini Geographie Libri VIII Title Pages
Hondius/Bertius
1618
B+
$180.00  

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This lovely title page to Bertius' edition of Ptolemy's Geographia was copied from Mercator's edition from 1578. The two great Greek geographers stand beneath a classic portico: Claudius Ptolemy, holding an armillary sphere and a pair of dividers; and Marinus, holding a rolled-up map. In the foreground is a globe depicting the ancient world. Above the arch sits a celestial globe flanked by smal...
5 Liber Quartus Urbium Praecipvarum Totius Mundi Title Pages
Braun & Hogenberg
1620
B+
$200.00  

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Fine title page from volume four of a Latin edition of this monumental work on the great cities of the world. The title is engraved onto an architectural monument around which seven female figures from Roman mythology are gathered. Each of the figures is named: Constantia (Steadfast), Honor (Honor and Valor), Dignitas (Virtue), Pax (Peace), Iustitia (Justice), Diligenti (Diligence), and Sapient...
6 De Bello Belgico Decas Prima Famiani Stradae Rom. Societ. Iesu. Title Page, Low Countries
Strada
1636
B+
$550.00  

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The most famous of all cartographic curiosities is the Leo Belgicus, in which the Low Countries were depicted in the form of a lion. This curious form of cartography is one of the highpoints in the Golden Age of mapmaking. This wonderful, miniature version of the Leo Belgicus is based on the original 1583 Aitsinger form with the lion standing facing right with a paw raised and holding a s...
7 Atlas Minor... Title Pages
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$160.00  

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The allegorical form of title pages from this period is beautifully composed on this small sheet. The female representatives of the continents look on while geographers carefully measure a globe held aloft by the Titan, Atlas. Through these images, the publisher promises his readers that the following work and its maps will draw on both classical and modern knowledge.
8 A System of Geography with New Maps Title Pages
Herman Moll
1701
B+
$150.00  

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This handsome title page was engraved by M. Vander Gucht and published circa 1701. The engraving centers on Atlas, who is hoisting an armillary sphere. It also features Neptune seated atop a globe, two putti unfurling world maps, Father Time looming with his scythe, and other allegorical figures.
9 Magna Britannia, et Hibernia Antiqua et Nova Title Pages
Robert Morden
1714
B+
$110.00  

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This allegorical title page is centered on Queen Anne, the reigning monarch at the time, holding a wand of state and a pair of scales, signifying Justice. To the sides are figures representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America. Behind Queen Anne is a plinth with Atlas holding the globe. This title page was first used by Hermann Moll for Atlas Geographicus in 1708. The plate was then used...
10 [Lot of 7] The World [and] North America [and] South America [and] Africa [and] Asia [and] Europe [and] Turky in Europe World & Continents
John Gibson
1758
B+
$475.00  

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This set of miniature maps appeared in Atlas Minimus, a pocket atlas containing 52 maps, drawn and engraved by John Gibson, with revisions by Emmanuel Bowen, and published by John Newbery. The atlas was considered one of the most attractive miniature atlases of the 18th century. Included in this set are a double-hemisphere world map, maps of each of the five continents, and a map of Turke...
11 [Lot of 5] A Fold ot Reszeinek Lerajzolasa [and] Amerika [and] Afrika [and] Asia [and] Europa World & Continents
1804
A
$1,400.00  
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...
12 Descrittione del Mappamondo World
Tomaso Porcacchi
1586
B+
$350.00  

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Charming miniature map of the world on an oval projection, engraved by Girolamo Porro after a larger world map by Camoccio on the Gastaldi prototype. The huge mythical Terra Incognita dominates the Southern Hemisphere. On a full sheet (7.8 x 11.3") of Italian text with decorative capital letter below map and page 193 above. Italian text continues on the verso.

See also lot 775 f...
13 De Globo Terrae World
Hondius/Bertius
1600
A
$600.00  

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This miniature double hemisphere map is boldly engraved with a strapwork surround, the name Iehova at top, and a compass rose with Jodocus Hondius' imprint at bottom. Terra Australis Incognita fills the Southern Hemisphere and nearly connects to New Guinea in the region of Australia. Due to the small size of the map, there are only a few place names and only the major topographical...
14 Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro in Plurimis Emendatus, Auctus, et Icunculis Illustratus World
Nicolas Visscher
1657
B
$1,500.00  

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An exquisitely decorated double hemisphere world map, surrounded by engravings including allegorical representations of the continents as well as native inhabitants and wildlife. This is Visscher's first world map to be included in Dutch Bibles. It was so popular that the surrounding decorations were copied by several other cartographers. Two celestial spheres are displayed in the Eastern Hemis...
15 Typus Orbis Terrarum World
Ortelius/Marchetti
1667
A
$475.00  

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Galle's miniature Ortelius atlas enjoyed so much success that it was copied by Pietro Marchetti for the Italian market. This map is based on Ortelius' oval map of the world with huge polar continents providing balance for the world's continents. A Northwest Passage is prominently featured. Italian text on verso.

See also lot 775 for Shirley's reference work on world maps, whic...
16 Totius Orbis Terrarum Tabula, Ejusque Post Diluvium Divisio Inter Filios Noachi World
Joseph Moxon
1671
B
$240.00  

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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 ...
17 Tabula Geographico-Hydrographica Motus Oceani, Currentes, Abyssos, Montes Ignivomos in Universo Orbe... World
A. Kircher
1682
A
$800.00  

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The Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This extraordinary map depicts ocean currents, volcanoes and deep-sea chasms. The continents are void of political detail and only major lakes, rivers and volcanoes are shown. There are prominent Northwest and Northeast sea passages and a vast southern conti...
18 Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendata et in Lucem Edita World
Bastiaan Stoopendaal
1682
A
$1,500.00  

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Surrounded by fabulous scenes from the Visscher-Berchem map of 1658, this is probably the most decorative of Dutch Bible maps. The classic scenes depict the abduction of Persephone, Zeus being carried across the heavens in an eagle-drawn chariot, Poseidon commanding his entourage, and Demeter receiving the fruits of the Earth. California is depicted as an island with a flat northern coast...
19 [Lot of 2] Nouveau Continent ou Amerique [and] Ancien Continent avec Plusieurs Isles, Oceans, Mers, Golfes World
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
A
$200.00  

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Matched pair of maps of the hemispheres. In the Western Hemisphere, California is shown as an island and there are several disembodied coastlines in the Pacific and the region labeled Terres Australes. In the Eastern Hemisphere, Australia is still in a conjectural form and there is a partial coastline of the southern continent labeled Terres Incognues. A tiny galleon decora...
20 Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Tabula World
Justus Danckerts
1685
B
$3,750.00  
Danckerts' Decorative Double-Hemisphere Map

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This is Danckerts' version of De Wit's splendid maritime world map. The cartographic features include the island of California and an open-ended Great Lakes on the Sanson model in North America. A remnant of Lake Parime is still shown in South America. In Africa, the Nile still rises from twin lakes and the interior is mostly guesswork. In Asia, Australia is represented only by the nor...
21 Mappe-Monde Geo-Hydrographique, ou Description Generale du Globe Terrestre et Aquatique en Deux-Plans-Hemispheres, ou Sont Exactement Remarquees en General Toutes les Parties de la Terre et de l'Eau, Suivant les Relations les Plus Nouvelles World
Sanson/Jaillot
1691
B+
$2,750.00  

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This beautiful double-hemisphere map by Nicolas Sanson was reworked by his sons Guillaume (1633-1703) and Adrian (1639-1718) and published in 1691 by Alexis-Hubert Jaillot. The map displays some interesting cartographic myths such as California as an island and a large Terre de Iesso. In addition, the northwestern coast of North America is largely blank and the Great Lakes are in e...
22 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
$325.00  

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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...
23 Mappamondo Overo Descrizione Generale del Globo Terrestre Secondo il Sig. dell' Isle dell' Accademia Reale delle Scienze World
1720
A
$120.00  

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This charming double-hemisphere world map locates only a few key place names within each continent and depicts only major rivers and lakes. A small remnant of the great southern continent remains south of Africa. The northwest coast of North America is left blank, and only the western coast of New Zealand is shown. Australia is also only depicted in part, and is shown connected to New Guinea. ...
24 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+
$900.00  

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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...
25 A New Map of the Whole World with the Trade Winds According to ye Latest and Most Exact Observations World
Herman Moll
1732
B+
$500.00  

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Very nice map with California as an Island. Northwestern North America is largely left blank, with Annian Str. appearing north of California. The eastern seaboard is labeled as the English Empire. Northeast Asia is only partially delineated, with a note in northern Russia that reads, "Parts Unknown." The borders of Australia and Tasmania are incomplete. Above the hemispheres is a...
26 Carte Generale du Globe Terrestre... World
Isaak Brouckner
1755
B+
$375.00  

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This uncommon map features an extravagant collection of Northwest Passage theories, including one based on the infamous expedition by Admiral Bartholomew de Fonte. In 1708, a newly discovered account of the Spanish Admiral's 1640 discovery of the passage was published. That account was actually a journalistic hoax, but thereafter the account was changed and elaborated upon by numerous map...
27 A New Map of the World in Two Hemispheres with the New Discoveries & Tracts of the Two Circum Navigators... World
Robert Sayer
1760
B+
$3,500.00  
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, ...
28 [On 4 Sheets] A General Map of the World, or Terraqueous Globe; with All the New Discoveries and Marginal Delineations... World
Samuel Dunn
1794
B+
$3,000.00  
Dunn's Decorative Wall Map of the World & Heavens Showing the New Discoveries of Captain Cook

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This fabulous, large map is one of the most attractive wall maps from the end of the 18th century. The huge double-hemisphere map of the world is surrounded by celestial hemispheres, a chart of the solar system, an inset world map on Mercator's projection, a map of the moon's surface after Father Riccioli, and a fascinating explanation of the Vicissitude of Seasons (with a great graphic of...
29 The World, 1795 World
John C. Russell
1795
B+
$95.00  

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This small double-hemisphere map shows the known world at the end of the 18th century. The map shows the new discoveries from Cook's expeditions in Australia and the south Pacific, although Tasmania is still attached to Australia as the Bass Strait wasn't discovered until 1798. The new United States is labeled American St. with the states of New York, Maryland, Virginia, Georgia and Flori...
30 Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection World
Alexander K. Johnston
1843
B+
$150.00  

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This detailed map of the world is centered on the Pacific Ocean, and shows the tracts of Captain Cook's voyages in the Southern Hemisphere. A rudimentary outline of Antarctica is shown, with the interior labeled "part of the supposed southern continent." A decorative piano key border embellishes the map.
31 The Geological Structure of the Globe According to Ami Boue... World
W. & A.K. Johnston
1846
B+
$250.00  

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This large map, drawn on Mercator's Projection, is a superb example of thematic mapping with various colors and diagrams used to illustrate the geological distributions throughout the world. The geological formations are fully colored and a key delineates the six major categories identified by Ami Boue. The first two categories are further divided through subtle differences in shading. There are...
32 The Geographical Distribution of Plants According to Humboldt's Statistics of the Principal Families & Groups... [on sheet with] Outlines of Botanical Geography. The Distribution of Plants... World
W. & A.K. Johnston
1848
B+
$200.00  

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This large map is a superb example of thematic mapping with various colors and diagrams used to illustrate the distribution of plants throughout the world. A chart at top, Outlines of Botanical Geography..., provides a graphic display of the type of indigenous vegetation in the major mountain regions of the world. At bottom is a map of the world with the distribution of plants depicted th...
33 The World on Mercator's Projection World
John Tallis
1851
B+
$190.00  

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Very handsome steel-engraved world map that was produced from the same plate used to celebrate the explorations by Captain James Cook. This issue has seven vignettes rather than only one of Cook's ship Endeavour. The beautifully rendered vignettes on this issue show important places and cities of the world including London, Constantinople, Niagara Falls, the pyramids of Giza, the Pont Neu...
34 Missionary Map of the World Showing the Prevailing Religions of Its Various Nations and the Central Stations of All Protestant Missionary Societies World
1906
B
$2,000.00  
Very Rare, Missionary Map of the World on Cloth

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This very large, double-hemispheric, thematic map of the world was printed on four joined sheets of linen. It was likely used as a presentation piece that had the benefit of being both large and portable. The map locates the cities where there are protestant missions, and it is color-coded to show various religions. Tonal shading reveals the relative concentrations of each group (Protestants, G...
35 [Lot of 2] Western Hemisphere - Map of Discovery [and] Eastern Hemisphere - Map of Discovery World
National Geographic Magazine
1928
A
$350.00  

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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...
36 Macrobii Ambrosii Aurelii Theodosii, Viri Consularis, & Illustris. In Somnium Scipionis, Lib. II. Saturnaliorum, Lib. VII Ancient World
Ambrosius Aurelius T Macrobius
1570
B+
$1,400.00  
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 (1.8 x 1.8") 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...
37 [Section of Peutinger Table] Ancient World
Petrus Bertius
1619
A
$275.00  
Rare 9th Segment of Peutinger Table

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This sheet is the rare "9th segment" of the famous Peutinger Table. This decorative strip map depicts the imperial roads and posts within the Roman Empire. The format distorts the landmasses, but provides an excellent view of the cities and roads, which include distances between the posts.

The original parchment document for this incredible map is thought to have been made in the...
38 [Untitled - Eastern Hemisphere] Eastern Hemisphere
Peter Apianus
1574
A
$350.00  

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This very early printed map illustrates the Eastern Hemisphere. The circumference and diameter of the earth are shown in Italian and German miles. Throughout his life, Apianus was involved in mathematical publishing, cartography and instrument making. The Cosmographia was among his most popular publications. On a full sheet of Latin text (6.4 x 8.3") with a large, decorative capital bel...
39 Poli Arctici Constitutio [on sheet with] Poli Antarctici Constitutio Polar
A. Kircher
1682
A
$180.00  

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Interesting copper engraving showing the two poles. Several landmasses are shown surrounding the North Pole, however the South Pole is completely devoid of any land. This is from Kircher's masterpiece, Mundus Subterraneus (Subterranean World), an immense and amazing work covering all aspects of anything that dwelled or occurred within the earth's interior - from dragons, to fossils, to mo...
40 [Polus Antarcticus] South Pole
Hondius/Jansson
1666
B+
$1,900.00  
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...
41 Hemisphere Meridional pour Voir Plus Distinctement les Terres Australes South Pole
Guillaume Delisle
1714
B+
$350.00  

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Delisle's map depicting the Southern Hemisphere shows the tracks of the explorers and circumnavigators around the southern oceans including Magellan in 1520, Abel Tasman in 1642, and Edmund Halley in 1698-1700. The map provides very good detail, particularly of the explorations and discoveries in the South Pacific. Australia, New Guinea, Tasmania, and New Zealand are partially delineated, with A...
42 Globus Coelestis Celestial
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
$275.00  

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This, scarce tiny celestial map presents the northern and southern skies with mythological representations of the constellations based on Ptolemy set in a cloud background. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually rep...
43 Haemisphaerium Stellatum Australe, Aequali Sphaerarum Proportione Celestial
Andreas Cellarius
1661
B
$2,400.00  
The Southern Sky Superimposed on a Terrestrial Map of the Americas

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This is one of the finest celestial charts from the golden age of Dutch cartography. The map presents the constellations of the southern sky superimposed on a terrestrial map of the Americas; thus giving the effect that the stellar system is viewed from space. The terrestrial map shows North America as far as the island of California and Chesapeake Bay. The constellations are presented i...
44 [Lot of 2] Fig. 34 [and] Fig. 36 Celestial
Allain Manesson Mallet
1684
A
$240.00  

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This pair of miniature celestial charts shows the southern and northern skies with allegorical representations of the signs of the zodiac. In the background behind the charts are nocturnal seaside scenes. Size varies slightly.
45 Planisfero Meridionale, Corretto, et Accresciuto di Molte Stelle Celestial
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1700
B+
$1,100.00  

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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...
46 Typus Corporis Lunaris Panselini, una cum Maculis, Faculis, Montibus... Moon
A. Kircher
1682
A
$800.00  

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This marvelous engraving is an early view of the moon graphically depicting its craters based on the observations of Kircher and Christoph Scheiner in 1636 and 1650. Putti in a cloud background hold aloft the banner-style title cartouche. Kircher's masterpiece, titled Mundus Subterraneus (The Underground World), was the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, pr...
47 Systema Ptolomei. The Figure of the World... [on sheet with] Systema Mundi Secundum Copernicum [and] Secundum Cartesum [and] Secundum Tichonem Brahium Solar System
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$140.00  

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This copper engraving shows four different astronomical theories for the solar system: those of Ptolemy, Copernicus, Descartes, and Tycho Brahe. An interesting comparative look at the various sun and earth-centric theories.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published wi...
48 Phaenomena Motuum Irregularium quos Planetae Inferiores Venus et Mercurius ad Annum Salutis MDCCX... Solar System
Doppelmayr/Homann
1716
A
$275.00  

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Interesting celestial chart showing the irregular motions of Earth, Mercury and Venus per the Copernican model during the year 1710. Along the left and right edges of the sheet are linear charts depicting the transit of Mercury across the Sun on November 5, 1710 and the (predicted) transit of Venus across the Sun on June 6, 1761. In the center is a circular chart of the solar system with pinwhee...
49 [Lot of 3 - Wind Roses] Regiones Ventorum et Nomina [and] Fig. 64 [and] Fig. 65 Wind Rose & Compass Rose
1618-83
$350.00  

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A. Regiones Ventorum et Nomina, by Hondius/Bertius, published in Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum, circa 1618 (3.6 x 3.6"). This is an elaborate 32-point wind rose, or compass rose. North is denoted with a fleur-de-lis, and east and south are illustrated with a lion and a sea monster. The first 19 winds are listed on verso in Greek, Latin, and Dutch. Reference: King (2nd ed....
50 Brietius's Draught of the Winds and Their Names According to the Ancients and Moderns Wind Rose
Philipp Cluver
1711
A
$110.00  

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This handsome wind rose gives the names of the directional winds according to both ancient and modern sources. At bottom are diagrams of the earth identifying the circles of latitude and the Roman 12-wind rose.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in...
51 Systema Ideale quo Exprimitur, Aquarum per Canales Hydragogos Subterraneos ex Mari et in Montium Hydrophylacia Protrusio... Cartographic Miscellany, Earth
A. Kircher
1682
A
$1,600.00  
Fascinating Cross-Section of the Earth

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The Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher was one of the first compilers of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. This unusual copper engraving shows a cross-section of the earth's interior with its magma core and underground water sources. The surface of the earth is shown with mountain ranges, erupting volcanoes, and ships sailing in the oceans. Clouds and four wind-...
52 Typus Sympathicus Microcosmi cum Megacosmo sive Signaturas Plantarum, cum Singulis Humani Corporis Membris Exprimens Cartographic Miscellany
A. Kircher
1682
A
$240.00  

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This interesting engraving represents the theory that the human body is the cosmography of the microcosm in correlation to Ptolemy's cosmography of the macrocosm. Thus the workings of the human body are an analogy for the workings of the universe. This is from Kircher's masterpiece, Subterranean World, an immense and amazing work covering all aspects of anything that dwelled or occurred w...
53 Afbeeldinge van 't Zeer Vermaarde Eiland Geks-Kop... Cartographic Miscellany
Anonymous
1720
A
$400.00  

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This satirical engraving is 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 this great engraving is filled with puns referring to the greed and foolishness of the speculators and investors. The central map is contained in an elaborately engrav...
54 Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Abraham Ortelius
1571
B+
$5,500.00  
Rare First Plate of 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 most recognizable features of the map are the bulbous Chilean coastline and the exaggerated breadth of the North American continent. North Americ...
55 America Western Hemisphere - America
Jodocus Hondius
1623
B+
$4,750.00  
Hondius' Important Map of the Americas

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Jodocus Hondius' map of the Americas is one of the most elaborate examples of fine Dutch cartography. The decorations, including sea monsters, indigenous birds, native canoes and sailing vessels, are taken from De Bry's Grand Voyages. Particularly notable is the scene of natives preparing an intoxicating drink made from manioc roots, which is derived from Hans Staden's harrowing venture i...
56 Descripcion de las Indias Ocidentalis Western Hemisphere - America
Johann Theodore de Bry
1623
B+
$1,400.00  

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This scarce and important map of the Americas and the Pacific Ocean is based on the manuscript charts of Juan Lopez de Velasco. It depicts the Papal line of demarcation between the Portuguese and Spanish spheres of influence. Being Spanish in origin, the map places the Philippines and Moluccas some 40 degrees too far east. There are both Latin and German script notations in the South Pacific. ...
57 America Noviter Delineata Western Hemisphere - America
Henricus Hondius
1631
B+
$1,600.00  

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This beautiful and popular map of the Americas was emulated by numerous cartographers and went through various editions. Originally issued by Jodocus Hondius II in 1618 with carte-a-figures borders, it was derived from two earlier maps by Blaeu. North America retains the peninsular California and the East Coast is beginning to take shape, although it still lacks detail in the mid-Atlantic region...
58 Americae Nova Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Willem Blaeu
1642
B+
$5,500.00  
Blaeu's Stunning Carte-a-Figures Map of the Americas

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This stunning carte-a-figures map is a superb example of the fine art of decorative cartography and a seventeenth-century European view of the New World. The coastal outlines generally follow Ortelius and Wytfliet with nomenclature from a variety of explorers and colonists. Panels at sides, each with five portraits of the native inhabitants, were taken from John White (Virginia), Hans Sta...
59 America Western Hemisphere - America
Speed/Kaerius
1646
A
$450.00  

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This map appeared in the miniature Speed atlas, A Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World, published by William Humble. Engraved by Pieter van den Keere, the map was based on the folio map by Abraham Goos in 1626. California is shown as an island with a flat northern coastline and a number of place names along the coast. There is no French presence noted in North America, a...
60 Novissima et Accuratissima Totius Americae Descriptio Western Hemisphere - America
Nicolas Visscher
1658
B+
$1,600.00  

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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,...
61 Carte de l'Amerique Corrigee et Augmentee; Dessus Toutes les Aultres cy Devant Faictes par P. Bertius Western Hemisphere - America
Bertius/Tavernier
1662
B
$750.00  
Rare Derivative of Hondius' Influential Map

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This rare derivative of Hondius' influential map of 1618 is a reduced version of a map of the same title by Petrus Bertius & Melchior Tavernier (1627). The map improves on Hondius by completing the coastline of Tierra del Fuego. California is still shown as a peninsula, although the Baja Peninsula is now isolated by two oddly crossed rivers, opening the possibility that it may be an island. The...
62 Mappa Fluxus et Refluxus Rationes in Isthmo American, in Freto Magellanico, Caeterisque Americae Litoribus Exhibens Western Hemisphere - America
A. Kircher
1682
A
$600.00  

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Very unusual map depicting all of South America and most of North America. The map is totally devoid of political detail with the exception of the floating city of Mexico, shown a bit too far north, and California is named. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes in South America. A huge crater lake, probably Lake Titicaca although it is situated too far n...
63 America Western Hemisphere - America
Robert Morden
1693
B+
$350.00  

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Morden's small map of the western hemisphere shows the island of California on the second Sanson model. There is little detail in the interior of North America with only a few cities and states named. The entire region west of the Mississippi River is labeled Nova Mexicana while Mexico and Central America are Nova Hispania. Only two of the Great Lakes are shown, and the nor...
64 Recentissima Novi Orbis, sive Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis Tabula Western Hemisphere - America
Carel Allard
1700
B+
$1,600.00  
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...
65 Totius Americae Descriptio Nova Western Hemisphere - America
Peter Conrad Monath
1758
B+
$600.00  

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This attractive, scarce map showing an insular California was published later than most maps that show this cartographic myth. Nearly all cartographers stop showing it in this fashion after 1740. The map is rife with older terminology, including Nova Albion in California, which is shown with two bays on the northern coastline per the second Sanson model. Nova Francia and Lo...
66 Mappe Monde Hemisphere Occidental Western Hemisphere - America
Anonymous
1762
A
$120.00  

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This miniature hemisphere map includes a good amount of detail for its size. In North America, the region east of the Mississippi is labeled Nle. Angleterre, Louisiane and Floride, while the region to the west is labeled Nouveau Mexique. The only cities noted are New Orleans, Louisbourg, and Quebec. The oceans are filled with tiny islands.
67 Nieuwe Kaart van America Western Hemisphere - America
Isaac Tirion
1765
A+
$300.00  

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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...
68 [On 6 Sheets] A Chart of North and South America, Including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with the Nearest Coasts of Europe, Africa, and Asia Western Hemisphere - America
Jefferys/Sayer & Bennett
1775
B
$2,750.00  
One of the Most Important American Maps of the Latter Part of the Eighteenth Century

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This important American map was compiled in 1753 by Braddock Meade, one of the most intriguing figures in British cartographic history as well as an extremely gifted mapmaker. Working under the alias John Green after serving time for defrauding an Irish heiress, he compiled many of Thomas Jefferys' most important maps. It was partly designed to expose the errors in Delisle and Buache’s map of th...
69 [On 4 Sheets] 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+
$1,200.00  
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...
70 Western Hemisphere Western Hemisphere - America
James Wyld
1829
B+
$160.00  

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This handsome map depicts the Americas in fine detail and extends to include many small islands in the Pacific, New Zealand, and a portion of the Russian Far East. In North America, Texas is still part of Mexico and not identified by name. Alaska is noted as a Russian Possession. The mythical Lake Parime is located in South America.
71 Carte de l'Amerique Dressee par G. Delisle et Ph. Buache... Western Hemisphere - America
Delisle/Dezauche
1830
A
$350.00  

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Dezauche, the successor to the Delisle cartographic firm, issued this re-engraved version of the Delisle's famous map of the Americas that was first published in 1722. The map has been extensively updated through numerous revisions. This one includes the information from Cook's discoveries in the Northwest and Alaska in an inset and the decorative cartouches have been replaced with the simpler l...
72 North & South America; for the Elucidation of the Abbe Gaultiers Geographical Games Western Hemisphere - America
Jehoshaphat Aspin
1848
A
$130.00  

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This is a very unusual and interesting map with a large inset of the eastern United States that extends just beyond the Mississippi River. Part of Gaultier's "Geographical Games," the map includes no place names. It would be paired with an identical map with place names, and students would have to see if they could identify various locations. The U.S.-Mexico border pre-dates the Gadsen Purchase...
73 [Lot of 2] North America [and] South America Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1850
B+
$350.00  

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A. North America. This is an uncommon issue of this decorative steel engraved map that features Texas shown with an enlarged panhandle that extends into New Mexico and Colorado. The boundary between Canada and the United States reflects British claims in the Oregon Territory with a line fixing the boundary south of the Columbia River. Mexico is still in control of California and the Sout...
74 Western Hemisphere Western Hemisphere - America
John Tallis
1851
B+
$200.00  

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A finely rendered hemispheric map that is among the most decorative maps produced in the 19th century. It is decorated with numerous beautiful vignettes by Warren, featuring whales, natives, and indigenous animals, all surrounded by a fancy vine-style border. The map extends to include New Zealand and the Solomon Islands in the Pacific, and the Cape Verde Islands in the Atlantic. While Texas ha...
75 Mondo Nuovo Colonial North America
Tomaso Porcacchi
1604
B+
$700.00  

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First state of this charming copper engraved map of the continent based on the Paolo Forlani map. The continent is depicted with a vastly elongated extension of the eastern seaboard and a rather odd bulge in the California peninsula with Giapan (Japan) just offshore. The map has a stippled engraved sea in the Italian style and is decorated with a strapwork title cartouche, compass rose an...
76 Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson... Colonial North America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1669
A
$2,400.00  
Important Map for Great Lakes Collectors

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Handsome and important map by Guillaume Sanson, who in partnership with Pierre Mariette, based this map on his father's scarce 1666 wall-map of North America. This depiction replaced Nicolas Sanson's landmark map of 1650 in this atlas. Cartographically it is an amalgam of Sanson's maps of "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France" and "Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride." The Arctic bears the confused cart...
77 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
A
$200.00  

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This charming miniature map depicts the continent with the island of California shown only to about the 40 degrees north. The Great Lakes are open-ended in the west and called Mer Douce and there is a north-south range of mountains called Mont de Suala. A drape-style cartouche adorns the title. French text on verso.

See also lot 769 for John Leighly's rare classic ...
78 America Borealis Multis in Locis Dei Matrem Colit & Honorat, et Haec suis Cultoribus Multos Favores & Beneficia Praestat Colonial North America
Scherer
1699
B+
$750.00  

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Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent of Catholic influence in the New World. This richly engraved map shows the island of California with a large, central mountain range. It shows the Mississippi River originating in two large lakes in present-day Canada, and the island of California is depicted with an indented top coast on the l...
79 Americque Septentrionale par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1715
A
$700.00  

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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...
80 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en Ses Principales Parties... Colonial North America
Sanson/Jaillot
1719
B+
$1,400.00  
Fifth State of Sanson/Jaillot's Map of North America

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This is the fifth state of a large map of North America demonstrating the changing cartography of the continent at the turn of the eighteenth century. The first four states of the map appeared between 1695-1713, and showed California as an island and a strip of Terre de Jesso shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. In the fourth state, the Mississippi River wa...
81 Carte Contenant le Royaume du Mexique et la Floride, Dressez sur les Meilleures Observations & sur les Memoires les Plus Nouveaux Colonial North America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
B+
$700.00  

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This is a derivative of Delisle's landmark map of the southern part of North America and the West Indies. The detailed map shows many English settlements along the East Coast and carefully notes the discoveries of D'Iberville along the Gulf Coast and Mississippi River. The vast region, later known as Louisiana, from Florida through present-day Texas is shown as the French possession of Florid...
82 A New Map of North America According to the Newest Observations Colonial North America
Herman Moll
1745
A
$400.00  

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Attractive small map of North America that extends to include the West Indies and northern South America. The island of California dominates the west coast with the Straits of Anian, Mozeemlek Country, and Parts Unknown shown above the island. The British Colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard and Florida occupies all of the present southern United States. Lak...
83 Mappa Geographica Americae Septentrionalis ad Emendatiora Exemplaria... Colonial North America
Leonhard von Euler
1760
B+
$1,800.00  
Euler's Scarce 4-Sheet Map of North America

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This is von Euler's scarce four-sheet map of North America. Each sheet has its own title cartouche, and the 4 sheets have been professionally joined. Euler's engraved "cum privilegio" stamp appears on each sheet.

Pars I covers the region from the Mississippi River valley through the American Southwest. It presents a detailed view of French Louisania and the Spanish possessions i...
84 [On 4 Sheets] A New and Correct Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided According to the Last Treaty of Peace... Colonial North America
Bowen & Gibson
1777
A
$4,000.00  
Bowen & Gibson's Large and Influential Map of North America

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This is the sixth edition of this large, influential map that had a long and varied publishing history. Originally published to illustrate the seat of the French and Indian War, the map went through numerous revisions and editions to document the expanding cartographic knowledge and political landscape of North America. It incorporates several alterations in the Hudson Bay region and shows an ea...
85 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of North America North America
Carey & Lea
1822
B+
$220.00  

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This map shows an uncertain border between the U.S. and British Columbia reflecting the Oregon Boundary Dispute. The Missouri Territory takes up the entire Pacific Northwest. Texas and the southwest are still part of Mexico, and Salt Lake is noted. Greenland is depicted connected to Canada, and Alaska is labeled Tchoukotches. The map is surrounded by columns of text descri...
86 Amerique Septentrionale North America
Victor Levasseur
1835
A
$160.00  

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This early version of Levasseur's decorative map of North America shows Mexico in control of Texas and the Southwest with Mexico's northern border drawn according to the Treaty of 1819 (here misprinted as 1810). The United State's claims into present-day British Columbia reflect James Polk's expansionist policies. The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America ...
87 Map of North America Designed to Accompany Smith's Geography for Schools North America
Daniel Burgess
1839
A
$180.00  

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An early example of this copper engraved map that shows the United States with a population of 17 million people. The Independent Republic of Texas with Austin as its capital is prominently featured. The entire western region is mostly unsettled with only a few place names including St. Francisco, Monterrey, St. Diego, and Albuquerque. In the vicinity of Santa Barbara is St. Louis...
88 [Lot of 3] No. 5 Map of the United States [and] No. 4 Map of North America [and] No. 15 Map of Oregon and Upper California North America, United States
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1839-46
B+
$275.00  

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A. No. 5 Map of the United States, dated 1839 (16.4 x 10.4"). This early map has terrific western territorial borders featuring the Independent Republic of Texas with the long stovepipe border extending well above Pike's Peak to the 42nd parallel. Austin is shown as the Republic's capital city. It names Bexar, Victoria, Columbia, Houston, Franklin, and Galveston. Notations withi...
89 Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale North America, Texas
Jean-Guillaume Barbie du Bocage
1846
B+
$150.00  

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This decorative map shows Mexico in control of the Southwest and California. The northwest boundary of the United States extends well into Canada as part of the dispute between England and the U.S. The Independent Republic of Texas is clearly shown with Bejar and Austin located. Indian Territory is here called Distict d'Ozark. Alaska is Amerique Russe. The map is d...
90 Nord America North America
Joseph Meyer
1853
A
$90.00  

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This nice German map of the continent comes from Meyer's Hand Atlas. In the Southwest, the border with Mexico follows the Gila River, indicating a pre-Gadsden Purchase configuration. The west is dominated by a huge Utah Territory that spans from the Continental Divide to California. Alaska is Russisches America. The map extends to show all of the West Indies.
91 Map Exhibiting the Lines of March Passed Over by the Troops of the United States During the Year Ending June 30th 1858... North America
U.S. War Department
1858
B
$100.00  

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This finely engraved map shows Army troop movements throughout the United States by land and sea in the preceding year. It includes topography, hydrography, forts, towns, and international boundaries. With an average effective force of about 10,000 men, the Army was hard pressed to provide adequate security to its citizens, particularly in the frontiers of Texas, Arkansas, Arizona, and Minnesota...
92 Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico North America
John Wesley Powell
1890
B+
$120.00  

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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...
93 Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & Terres que les Anglois Possedent dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, et en Particulier de la Jamaique... Colonial Eastern North America, Caribbean & Bermuda
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
B+
$190.00  

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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...
94 Nova Mappa Geographica Americae Septentrionalis in Suas Praecipuas Partes Divisa Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Johann Michael Probst
1782
B+
$1,600.00  
Rare Variant of Popple's Key Map

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This is a variant of the key map of Henry Popple's seminal map of North America, first published in 1733. This edition contains a geographical difference from the British original - Lake Champlain has two branches on the south end instead of one. The thirteen British colonies are clearly delineated, just one year before the formal peace treaty between the United States and Britain. At right is ...
95 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+
$950.00  
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...
96 A Chart of the Route of His Majesty's Hired Armed Vessel the Alexander. On a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions Northern Canada, Baffin Bay
Admiral Sir William Edward Parry
1818
A
$180.00  

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This map appeared as the frontispiece to Journal of a Voyage of Discovery to the Arctic Regions..., a chronicle of William Edward Parry's 1818 voyage along the coast of Baffin Bay under the command of Captain John Ross, published in 1819. It spans from Great Slave Lake to the western coast of Greenland. Much of the map is unengraved, but the track of Parry's ship the Alexander is t...
97 Carte du Golphe de St. Laurent et Pays Voisins pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Eastern Canada
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1780
B+
$100.00  

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This attractive, copper engraved map shows St. Lawrence Bay with Anticosti Island, Prince Edward Island (I. St Jean), Cape Breton Island (Isle Royale), Newfoundland and the adjacent mainland. The map is adorned with a decorative rococo-style cartouche. This is the second state, with "Tome 14. In 8o. Page 263" engraved at bottom right, outside of neatline.
98 A New Chart of the River St. Lawrence from the Island of Anticosti to Lake Ontario St. Lawrence River, Canada
Thomas Kitchin
1759
A
$100.00  

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This two-part map elaborates on navigational hazards in the St. Lawrence River. The main map, the smaller continuation from Quebec to Lake Ontario, and inset of The Traverse or Passage from Cape Torment into the South Channel of Orleans Isle are each adorned with fine, decorative cartouches. Additional insets of the Bay of Seven Islands and Lake Champlain have their own compass roses.
99 A View of the Taking of Quebeck by the English Forces Commanded by Genl. Wolfe Sep: 13th. 1759 Quebec City, Canada
Anonymous
1760
A
$140.00  

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This view depicts the Battle of Quebec during the French and Indian War. The Battle of Quebec was a pivotal battle between the British and French that began on September 13, 1759. The British succeeded in capturing Quebec City and eventually driving the French out of most of eastern North America. Published in June 1760.
100 Partie de la Carte du Capitaine Cluny Auteur d'un Ouvrage Anglois Intitule American Traveller Publie a Londres en 1769 Colonial United States, Canada & Arctic
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1773
A
$100.00  

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While this fascinating map covers the Arctic from Asia through Europe, the focus of the map is on the North American Arctic region. The most important feature of the map is the early depiction of what is present-day Alaska, patterned after Muller's epic map of 1750 that was the first to show the Russian discoveries, also noted here. The peninsula is shown as an indistinct dashed line that extend...
101 Outline Map of Indian Localities in 1833 United States & Canada
George Catlin
1892
B
$100.00  

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This great map was issued in a later edition of Catlin's Indian Gallery. It names scores of Indian villages, designated by tepee symbols. The map extends well into Canada, locating numerous Canadian tribes. There is good detail of watersheds and the known mountain ranges. The West is mostly blank and contains erroneous information in the Great Basin region derived from Fremont's map, in...
102 British Possessions in North America Northern United States & Canada
Aaron Arrowsmith
1809
B+
$160.00  

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This intriguing map shows the United States from North Carolina on up and extends north through Canada to Baffin Bay. There is good topographical detail, and important cities and various Indian tribes are identified. What is most notable here is the depiction of the networks of rivers, lakes, and bays of the region. Notations throughout provide interesting details of the continent's frontiers, ...
103 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
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
A
$3,000.00  
One of the Most Informative 18th Century Maps of the French Possessions in North America

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Derived from Nicholas de Fer's important four-sheet map of 1718, this is the most informative map of the French possessions in North America in the early 18th century. 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 map of the Mississippi Delta ...
104 Amerique Septentrionale Publiee sous les Auspices de Monseigneur de Duc d'Orleans Premier Prince du Sang Colonial Eastern United States & Canada
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1746
B+
$600.00  

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These are the northern two sheets of D'Anville's four-sheet map of North America and the West Indies, which was one of the best French maps of North America prior to the French & Indian War. D'Anville was the Royal Geographer and Cartographer to the King of France. He followed Delisle as the chief proponent of scientific cartography, and his influence on his contemporaries was profound. Because...
105 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+
$350.00  

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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...
106 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
$300.00  

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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. A key in the upper left corner provides an explanation of the various symbols used in the map. Several of the districts and states are shown with distorted borders, but the most interestin...
107 Carte de la Partie Septentrionale des Etats Unis, Comprenant le Canada, la Nouvelle Ecosse, New Hampshire, Massachuset's Bay, Rhode-Island, Connecticut, New Yorck, Etat de Vermont avec Partie de Pensilvanie et de New-Jersey Eastern United States & Canada
Pierre Francois Tardieu
1797
A
$275.00  

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Finely detailed map of the Northeast extending from Philadelphia up the coast to Ile d'Anticosti and the mouth of the St. Lawrence, and inland to show part of Lake Ontario. Fine detail particularly along the Hudson River locates scores of towns and villages, shows roads, mountains and watershed. Four distance scales at upper left and a simple block-style title cartouche. Longitude is mea...
108 Carte Generale des Etats-Unis, des Haut et Bas-Canada, de la Nouvle. Ecosse, du Nouvau Brunswick, de Terre-Neuve, &a. Seconde Edition Eastern United States & Canada
Adrien Hubert Brue
1840
B+
$180.00  

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An uncommon and finely engraved map covering all the eastern United States to about the 100th meridian, with a portion of southern Canada. The northwestern territories include a large Iowa Territory and Ter. Du Nord Ouest that encompasses present-day Wisconsin, the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and eastern Minnesota. The rest of the West past Missouri and Arkansas is designated as Indian d...
109 Partie Orientale de la Nouvelle France ou du Canada avec l'Isle de Terre-Neuve et de Nouvelle Escosse, Acadie et Nouv. Angleterre... Colonial New England & Canada
Seutter/Lotter
1740
B+
$900.00  

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A beautiful map of Maine and northeastern Canada, including Nova Scotia, Labrador and Newfoundland. This is the second state of the map originally drawn by Seutter and engraved by Lotter, with Lotter's imprint in the title cartouche. The map's vertical format elongates the geography, which distorts Newfoundland and depicts the St. Lawrence River running nearly north-south. It is very detailed, ...
110 A New Chart of the Coast of New England, Nova Scotia New France or Canada, with the Islands of Newfoundld. Cape Breton St. John's &c. Done from the Original Publish'd in 1744... Colonial New England & Canada
Thomas Jefferys
1746
B+
$275.00  

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This uncommon map is based on Bellin's important map of the region done in 1744. The map includes New England as far south as Boston, the St. Lawrence River just beyond Quebec, and as far north as Cape Round. Coastal detail features soundings and the fishing banks. There is an array of nice insets placed inland including a large map of the Atlantic Ocean showing the American coastline to South ...
111 A Map of the British & French Plantations in North America Colonial New England & Canada
Anonymous
1755
B+
$240.00  

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This charming little map of New England and northeastern Canada covers from Long Island through the coast of Labrador. New England consists of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusets Bay, New Hampshire and York County. The title cartouche was meant to serve as the title for three maps published in the July, August and September editions of the magazine. Together those maps covered...
112 Partie de l'Amerique Septent? qui Comprend la Nouvelle France ou le Canada Colonial New England & Canada, Great Lakes
Robert de Vaugondy (family)
1755
A
$600.00  

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This is a handsome map of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and the entire course of the St. Lawrence River. The most prominent feature of the map is the very large inset of the 1744 Bellin version of the Great Lakes. The wonderful cartouche features the title on a blanket draped over a wooden canoe, which appears beside a threatening beaver. This is the second state of the map, naming three islands i...
113 A Geological Map of the United States United States
John Howard Hinton
1832
B+
$250.00  

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This map of the United States identifies 9 different geologic types including anthracite, bituminous coal, sandstone, and trap rocks extending from the eastern seaboard to the Rocky Mountains (although the hand coloring on this particular example does not follow the template). In addition to the geologic features, the map identifies Indian tribes, rivers, and the Chippewayan Desert. The P...
114 Etats-Unis United States
1840
B+
$110.00  

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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...
115 Map of the Country Between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans... United States
Robert Mills
1852
A
$120.00  

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This sheet composed of three maps puts forth the concepts of Mills and Asa Whitney for a transcontinental railroad system. The first map by Mills shows the proposed route from Little Rock to San Diego and north to San Francisco, as well as how the proposed route would connect with the existing railroad system in the eastern US. The second, constructed by Whitney, is a world map with the RR conti...
116 Pictorial Map of the United States United States
Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning
1858
B
$1,000.00  

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A terrific wall map published at a time when many territorial borders were at their most unique configurations. Utah is a large territory that includes all of Nevada and most of Colorado. New Mexico extends between Texas and California, with Arizona making an appearance along the southern border with Mexico. In California, the Gold Region is prominently depicted. The map was published jus...
117 Map of the Chicago Burlington and Quincy Railroad and Its Connections United States, Railroads
Rand McNally& Co.
1878
B
$150.00  

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This is an early folding map and timetable for the Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad system, dated in the winter of 1878. The large map shows the route and connecting lines centered on Chicago, extending to Bangor and Quebec and westward to Denver and south to Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Galveston. Each railroad is named with hundreds of rail stations located and likewise named. At lowe...
118 Map Showing Indian Reservations Within the Limits of the United States United States
U.S. Bureau of Indian Affairs
1889
B+
$140.00  

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This large map of the United States focuses on the many Indian Reservations in the United States as of 1889. The reservations are named and shown in orange overprinting. The map also shows military stations, towns and villages, railroads, Indian agencies, and training schools. Includes insets of reservations in California and Indian Territory at bottom. Compiled under the direction of T.J. Mor...
119 United States Rail Road Map Showing the Principal Topographical Features United States
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
$80.00  

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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.
120 [Lot of 79 - U.S.D.A. Soil Maps] United States
USDA
1903
B
$400.00  
Features Maps of Los Angeles and New Orleans

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Housed in a partial brown cloth case, this complete set contains 79 large folding maps (the set calls for 78 but includes a duplicate of #32) from the 5th 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 addi...
121 [Lot of 2] Bill Whiffletree's Ration Map of U.S. [and] Bill Whiffletree's Bootleggers' Map of the United States United States, World War II
1944
A
$3,000.00  
Matching Pair Featuring the Extremely Rare "Ration Map"

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This wonderful, whimsical, and very rare pair of maps was created by Edward McCandlish and issued by the Hagstrom Company in New York in 1944. Although the Bootlegger map was first published 18 years prior and Prohibition had ended 11 years prior, Hagstrom saw value in pairing the well-known Bootlegger map with McCandlish's newest creation, the Ration Map of the United States.

Th...
122 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+
$7,500.00  
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...
123 A New Map of Louisiana and the River Mississipi [within book] The Memoirs and Secret Negotiations of John Ker Colonial Eastern United States
Anonymous
1726
B+
$700.00  

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This interesting map focuses on the French empire in the heart of North America, embracing both the Great Lakes and the Mississippi Valley. It illustrates the French threat to the British colonies that are confined along the Atlantic seaboard by the Appalachian Mountains. French trading posts, lead mines, trails, and Indian villages are carefully noted and the Indian nations are prominently name...
124 Karte von Luisiana, dem Laufe des Mississipi und den Benachbarten Laendern' Colonial Eastern United States
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1744
B+
$700.00  

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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...
125 An Accurate Map of the United States of America, According to the Treaty of Peace of 1783 Eastern United States
John C. Russell
1794
B
$375.00  

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This is a very early map of the young United States that details the states, new territories, and the Indian lands east of the Mississippi River. The Western Territories include several Bounty Land Grants including Colonel Simmers, Army Land, Ohio Company, and Donation Lands from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Illinois Company, Wabash Company, and New J...
126 Part of the United States of North America Eastern United States
Stockdale
1798
B+
$220.00  

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This map of the young United States is filled with great information on early development including roads and settlements. The map covers from the Province of Main through North Carolina with a large inset of South Carolina and Georgia. West of the Appalachians are the Western Territory and Kentucky. The villages of "Christian Indians" are located by small icons.

A membe...
127 Map of the United States of America Eastern United States
John Melish
1812
B+
$900.00  

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This important map of the early United States by the noted American cartographer John Melish is notable for being the first professional engraving attempt by Henry S. Tanner. It was the frontispiece map to the first edition of the first volume of Melish's Travels in the United States of America, in the years 1806 & 1807, and 1809, 1810 & 1811... The map extends west to include both Louisi...
128 Map of the United States of America [in book] Observations on the Geology of the United States of America; with Some Remarks on the Effect Produced on the Nature and Fertility of Soils... Eastern United States
William Maclure
1817
B+
$900.00  
One of the Earliest Geological Maps of the United States

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This scarce map, published by John Melish, was issued in William Maclure's report, Observations on the Geology of the United States. Maclure, known as the "father of American geology," published the first widely available geologic map of the United States in 1809. And while this is the third issue of the map (1809 in Philadelphia and 1811 in Paris), it is "generally considered as the star...
129 Skeleton Map Shewing the Position of Cairo at the Confluence of the Ohio & Mississippi Rivs. and Its Connection with All Parts of the United States by Rail Roads Rivers and Canals Eastern United States
U.S. Gov.
1836
B+
$160.00  

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This unusual map is focused on the transportation system of railroads, rivers and canals servicing Cairo, Illinois. Situated at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, the city of Cairo was a potential site for railroads, steamship companies, and military bases, but development didn't take off until the Civil War. The legend identifies both completed and unfinished railroad lines and ...
130 United States Eastern United States
Alexander Findlay
1843
B+
$100.00  

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This handsome map of the United States extends to show the eastern part of Texas (labeled here as State of Texas despite the map pre-dating its statehood) and Western Territory. Published circa 1843, with all 26 of the states that were a part of the country at that time shown. Florida, Iowa, and Wisconsin are also outlined, although they had not attained statehood at this point. A...
131 Map of the United States of America Including Canada and a Large Portion of Texas... Eastern United States, Texas
J. Calvin Smith
1844
B
$3,500.00  
Enormous Wall Map Featuring an Independent Texas

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This enormous wall map measures nearly 7 feet long and over 5 feet wide and was printed on nine sheets. It was lauded at the time as one of the largest and most detailed maps of the United States ever published. The map extends from the Atlantic seaboard west to Fort Pierre (South Dakota) and south to Austin in the independent Republic of Texas. The western frontier consists of a large <...
132 A New Map for Travelers Through the United States of America Showing the Railroads, Canal & Stage Roads. With the Distances [in] The Illustrated Hand-Book, a New Guide for Travelers Through the United States of America... Eastern United States
J. Calvin Smith
1847
B
$700.00  

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J. Calvin Smith produced some of the best travel guides and maps of the mid-nineteenth century. This wonderful second edition guide contains extensive information for the use of travelers and emigrants during this period of great westward expansion. The folding A New Map for Travelers through the United States of America Showing the Railroads, Canals and Stage Roads (26 x 22") is beautifu...
133 United States Eastern United States
John Tallis
1851
A
$240.00  

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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...
134 [Bound Lot of 19 Maps from Historie de la Guerre Civile en Amerique] Eastern United States, Civil War
1883
A
$500.00  
Uncommon 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...
135 Lines and Metallic Circuit Connections American Telephone and Telegraph Company Eastern United States
1898
B+
$250.00  
Scarce AT&T Advertising Piece

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This uncommon map displays the early circuit lines of the newly formed AT&T Company (founded in 1885), with telephone lines completed and projected as far west as Texas and the Dakotas with an inset map of Maine with same information. The verso contains a detailed list of "Stations connecting by metallic circuit lines with the long distance system.” 8vo, self-folding, including a color illustrat...
136 History - On the Way to Florida Eastern United States
1935
B+
$50.00  
NO RESERVE

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This sheet contains three strip maps depicting automobile routes from New York City to Miami. In addition to the road network, there are numerous points of interest identified along the way primarily related to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, and Seminole Wars. Attributed to Edwin L. Sundberg in the lower right corner of the map. The verso is filled with numerous illustrations.

The ...
137 Nova Belgica et Anglia Nova Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Willem Blaeu
1642
B+
$2,200.00  

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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...
138 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
A
$600.00  
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...
139 A Map of the Province of New York, with Part of Pensilvania, and New England... Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
John Montresor
1775
B+
$7,000.00  
An Important Revolutionary War Period Map

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This map, issued during the Revolutionary War era, is one of the most detailed maps of the province of New York by a British military engineer. The map was created by actual surveys by John Montresor, who was trained by his father, an engineer in the British royal army. Montresor joined the 48th Regiment and served under General Braddock during the failed campaign against Fort Duquesne in...
140 Carte de la Partie Nord, des Etats Unis, de l'Amerique Septentrionale Colonial New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
Rigobert Bonne
1782
B+
$100.00  

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This very early map presents the northern part of the newly-formed United States. It covers the region from northern Virginia to Maine (Machasuzet Bay), and westward to include Lake Erie. The map has good topographical detail, and it also includes numerous settlements, forts, and Indian villages. It locates Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria, New York, Boston, Ft. Halifax, and much more. There a...
141 A New Map of Part of the United States of North America, Containing Those of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusets, Connecticut, Rhode Island. Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and Virginia. From the Latest Authorities New England & Mid-Atlantic United States
John Cary
1806
A
$400.00  

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This is a fine, early 19th century map of the states from Virginia to the District of Main. It extends to include lakes Erie and Huron with the region west of Pennsylvania labeled The Western Territory. The Connecticut Reserve is noted in present-day northeastern Ohio. The Connecticut Western Reserve, formally ceded to Connecticut after the Yankee-Pennamite Wars, was the la...
142 Map of Hudson's River, with the Adjacent Country Colonial New England United States, Revolutionary War
Anonymous
1778
B+
$230.00  

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This strongly engraved Revolutionary War map was designed to familiarize the magazine's readers with the location of the hostilities in the American War. It illustrates the region of the Hudson and Delaware Rivers and the marches of the armies under the Generals Howe, Clinton, and Burgoyne. It covers New York and New England as far east as the Connecticut River, south to include Ph...
143 Nova Virginiae Tabula Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Henricus Hondius
1652
B+
$1,800.00  
One of the Most Important 17th Century Maps of the Chesapeake Bay

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This graphic map is Henricus Hondius' version of Capt. John Smith's important map of 1612, drawn from his brother's map of 1618. After the death of Jodocus Hondius in 1629, his widow sold a number of plates to Blaeu. Angry at the sale to a competitor, Henricus and Joannes Jansson engaged engravers to cut new plates, which were largely based on Jodocus' work. This is the 5th derivative of Smith...
144 A New Map of Virginia Mary-land and the Improved Parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey... Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Browne/Senex
1719
A
$4,750.00  
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...
145 A Map of Virginia and Maryland Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Thomas Jefferys
1756
A
$275.00  

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This rare map appeared in Tobias Smollett's A Compendium of Authentic and Entertaining Voyages..., published in London by R. & J. Dodsley. The map focuses on the topography and towns in the region, and extends to show Delaware and parts of South Carolina, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The dotted borders between the states are quite irregular, and appear to have been drawn freehand. The ma...
146 Carte de la Virginie et du Mariland Colonial Mid-Atlantic United States
Joseph de Laporte
1770
A
$180.00  

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This is an early edition of an uncommon map of the Mid-Atlantic region. Maryland is an ill-defined wedge between Virginia and Pennsylvania and does not extend beyond the Appalachians. Maryland's most prominent settlement is St. Marie, the colony's first capital. The Delaware boundary indicated on the map was made following the conclusion of a long land dispute between Lord Baltimore and the Pen...
147 Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressee sur la Grande Carte Angloise de Mrs. Josue Fry et Pierre Jefferson Mid-Atlantic United States
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1793
A
$2,200.00  
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, the first state of the 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 th...
148 A New and General Map of the Middle Dominions Belonging to the United States of America, viz. Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware-Counties, Pennsylvania, New Jersey &c. with the Addition of New York, & of the Greatest Part of New England' Mid-Atlantic United States
Laurie & Whittle
1794
B
$950.00  
Laurie & Whittle's Popular Map Depicting the "New" United States

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This is probably one of the most popular contemporary maps depicting the new United States. It is a derivative of the Lewis Evans map originally published by Thomas Kitchin in 1756. Evans' map contributed enormously to the cartographic knowledge of the Ohio Valley and was the first map to indicate the presence of petroleum in Pennsylvania and coal in Ohio, as well as denoting important passages ...
149 Map of a Reconnaissance Between Baltimore and Philadelphia Exhibiting the Several Routes of the Mail Road Contemplated by the Resolution of Congress Approved on the 4th of May 1826 Mid-Atlantic United States
U.S. Gov.
1828
B+
$140.00  

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This early map provides a detailed picture of a strip of land 27 miles wide between Baltimore and Philadelphia, on a scale of three miles to the inch. It was issued by S. Bernard, Brigr. Genl. and William Tell Poussin, Capt. Top. Engrs, both on the Board of Internal Improvement. The map was a result of a Maryland petition for improvement of the existing mail road and shows several combinations o...
150 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  

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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 ...
151 A New Map of Maryland and Delaware with Their Canals, Roads & Distances Mid-Atlantic United States
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
B+
$80.00  

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This attractive map shows nice detail of the counties, cities, roads and railways. The map features a table of population by county according to the 1850 census, including the population of farms, dwellings, families, and slaves. Across the top of the map is a table of Steam Boat Routes - from Baltimore to Norfolk, Baltimore to Philadelphia, and Baltimore to Washington with total and incremental...
152 A Chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays Mid-Atlantic United States, Chesapeake & Delaware Bays
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1852
B+
$6,000.00  
Scarce Sea Chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays

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This large-scale sea chart of the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays is one of the most decorative and desirable charts of the area. The chart depicts great detail from the entrances to the bays on the Atlantic Ocean to Washington D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia, and extending up the James, York and Rappahannock rivers. Miniature bird's-eye plans of the key cities are shown, adding to the attractive...
153 A Reprint of Annual Reports and Other Papers, on the Geology of the Virginias Virginia, West Virginia
1884
B+
$140.00  

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This scarce compilation features William Rogers' geological works, many of which were completed while serving as State Geologist for the first Geological Survey of Virginia from 1835-1841. The volume contains 9 folding color plates housed in pockets at the front and back of the volume. Most plates are profiles and sections, but also includes Hotchkiss' Geological Map of Virginia and West Vir...
154 Virginiae Partis Australis, et Floridae Partis Orientalis, Interjacentiumq Regionum Nova Descriptio Colonial Southeastern United States
Willem Blaeu
1643
A
$1,600.00  
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...
155 A New Description of Carolina Colonial Southeastern United States
John Speed/Francis Lamb
1676
A
$3,750.00  
Speed's Map of the Carolinas Based Upon the Lords Proprietor's Map

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This striking map of the Southeast region was based on the landmark Lords Proprietor's Map of 1672 by Ogilby/Moxon. It incorporates information from a number of early accounts including Lederer, Hilton, Sandford, Ashley-Cooper and Culpeper. Oriented with north to the right as indicated by the compass rose, the map covers the region from St. Augustine to Cape Charles and Jamestown with det...
156 A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, Assisted by the Most Approved Maps and Charts Colonial Southeastern United States
Emanuel Bowen
1748
A
$2,750.00  
Important Map of the Georgia Colony

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Scarce and important early map of colonial Georgia published shortly after the founding of the colony to accompany a new chapter on the history of Georgia for Harris' Voyages. The map covers from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and extends into Florida to C. Canaveral. The coastal settlements are well delineated, as are the Indian villages and forts (both French and En...
157 An Exact Map of North and South Carolina, & Georgia, with East and West Florida. From the Latest Discoveries Colonial Southeastern United States
John Lodge
1778
A
$450.00  

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This uncommon map shows the southeastern colonies, from Virginia and Maryland south to Florida and west to Louisiana. Several Native American tribes are noted, including the Catawbas, Chicasaws, Chactaws and Cherakees. The map extends to include the northern part of the Bahamas. It was included in Russell's history that included an "Appendix Containing an Account of the Rise and P...
158 Florida [on sheet with] Georgia Florida & Georgia
Adam & Charles. Black
1896
A
$80.00  

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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.
159 A Map of Part of West Florida, from Pensacola to the Mouth of the Iberville River, with a View to Shew the Proper Spot for a Settlement on the Mississipi Colonial Southern United States
John Lodge
1772
B+
$240.00  

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This copper engraved map features Mobile Bay and Fort Conde, New Orleans and locates Plantations along the Mississippi well north of New Orleans. The large inset "Plan for a New Settlement" shows the proposed street layout and wharf and docks along the river. It is reported that this map was published in response to reports that the British government was considering the settlement of a c...
160 [Book with Map] The History of the American Indians; Particularly those Nations Adjoining to the Missisippi, East and West Florida, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia... Colonial Southern United States
1775
$4,000.00  
Important History of Native Americans in the Southeast with Map

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James Adair was a frontiersman and fur trader who spent forty years living and interacting with Native American Indians in the Southeast. He was one of the first white settlers to explore the Alleghenies, and spent much of his time with the Cherokee, Catawba and Chickasaw tribes. His work outlines his first-hand information on their religion, customs, beliefs, ceremonies, and language. Although...
161 Carte de la Louisiane, et de la Floride Colonial Southern United States
Rigobert Bonne
1783
B+
$200.00  

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This handsome map of the American Southeast and the Mississippi River Valley extends from Charleston, South Carolina west to include New Orleans and north into southern Illinois. In this French-produced map Louisiana extends to the Appalachian Mountains bordering the southern colonies. The Mississippi and Ohio Rivers are well delineated. Florida is shown with its panhandle extending west to inc...
162 Georgia, from the Latest Authorities Southern United States
John Reid
1796
B+
$550.00  

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This uncommon map of Georgia is based upon Mathew Carey's map published the previous year. It covers the region from the Atlantic seaboard to the Mississippi River, including present-day Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. There is good topographical information, particularly for the eastern section near the coast. Early counties in Georgia are named and their boundaries given. The interior is l...
163 Mississippi Territory Mississippi & Alabama
Mathew Carey
1814
B+
$1,000.00  

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This early map of Mississippi Territory covers the region of present-day Mississippi and Alabama. At the extreme northwest corner of the map is Fort Pickering on Chickasaw Bluff, near the future site of Memphis. Numerous Indian tribes and villages are located along with a few early settlements and forts. Indian trails and early roads are shown.
164 Amer. Sep. Partie des Etats Unis. No. 56 Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama
Vandermaelen
1825-27
B+
$240.00  

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This sheet covers the region from the Red River in Louisiana east to Mississippi, Alabama, and southwestern Tennessee. The map is delineated by county/parish, and identifies the tribal lands of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, and Choctaws. Includes good detail of the topography, river systems, and numerous roads and trails.

The Atlas Universel contained 400 maps in six volumes. It was...
165 Louisiana by de Rivier Missisippi Colonial Louisiana, Mississippi River
Anonymous
1720
B+
$900.00  
Map of the Mississippi River valley Following the Mississippi Bubble Incident

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This scarce little map depicts the French possessions in the Mississippi River valley. The map is largely based on Hennepin with enlarged Great Lakes and the Mississippi located too far to the west of its true course. Numerous forts, proposed colonial settlements, and Indian villages are located as well as Mines de St. Barbe. The map is decorated with a title cartouche incorporating the ...
166 [Lot of 2] Map Illustrating the Plan of the Defences of the Western & North-Western Frontier, as Proposed by Charles Gratiot, in His Report of Oct. 31, 1837 [and] ... the Hon: J.R. Poinsett, Sec. of War, in His Report of Dec. 30, 1837 Central United States
Lt. Washington Hood
1837
A
$350.00  

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These two maps depict the Congressional debate over the nature of the Frontier Defenses between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, illustrating the proposals of J.R. Poinsett and Charles Gratiot. Both maps depict the states of Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Indian nations bordering them to the west. Military forts and outposts from Ft. Jessup to Ft. Snelling are designated, and n...
167 [3 Maps with Report] Reconnoissances in the Dacota Country [and] Section of Map Compiled in P.R.R. Office... [and] Sketch of the Blue Water Creek... [with] Explorations in the Dacota Country, in the Year 1855 Central United States
Lieut. G. K. Warren
1856
B+
$550.00  

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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...
168 Map of the Territory of Wisconsin Upper Midwestern United States
David H. Burr
1836
B
$700.00  

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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...
169 [Lot of 3] Survey of the Mouth of the Galien River Michigan [and] Sketch of the Mouth of Elk Creek [and] Map of a Part of the South Shore of Lake Erie in the Vicinity of the Twenty Mile Creek Pennsylvania [in report] Lake Michigan, Lake Erie
U.S. War Department
1838
A
$140.00  

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These three Great Lakes maps are included in Letter from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Copies of the Reports of the Surveys of the Harbors of New Buffalo and Twenty-Mile Creek. The first map, Survey of the Mouth of the Galien River Michigan (dated 1835, 29.6 x 19.6"), covers the point where the Galien River meets Lake Michigan at New Buffalo. The waters of both the river and t...
170 [Lot of 2] Map Showing Positions of Nebraska State Troops in Indian Campaigns of the Winter of 1890-91 [and] Wounded Knee Battlefield Nebraska & South Dakota
U.S. Gov.
1896
$170.00  

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A. Map Showing Positions of Nebraska State Troops in Indian Campaigns of the Winter of 1890-91, from HR Doc #344, 54th Congress, 1st Session (12.1 x 7.6"). This fascinating map has considerable historical significance in that it shows the location of the Battle of Wounded Knee, here labeled as Big Foot Battle, Dec 29, 1890. A misunderstanding between soldiers and Indians waiting to...
171 Asher & Adams' Dakota Dakota Territory
Asher & Adams
1875
B+
$100.00  

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Handsome map of the territory with early county configurations confined to the eastern region. In the southwest the region is labeled Bad Lands. The Northern Pacific Railroad extends to Ft. Abraham Lincoln. Numerous Indian villages are located in the western part of the territory.
172 Page's Map of Dakota Dakota Territory
H.R. Page
1881
A
$120.00  

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This large format map is a scarce issue of the territory by the little known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. Development is primarily concentrated in the southeastern part of the territory and along the path of the Northern Pacific Railroad. Several Indian Reservations are noted primarily in the northern portion of the territory. The topography around the Black Hills region is well depicted vi...
173 Cote Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique Reconnue par le Cap.e Vancouver. 2e. Partie West Coast, United States
Vancouver
1799
B+
$350.00  

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Beautifully engraved, large-scale, map featuring the coastal topography from Point Arena to just below the mouth of the Columbia River. The track of Vancouver's exploration in 1792 is shown complete with soundings. There is an inset of Trinidad Bay in California. During the summers of 1792-94, George Vancouver and the crew of the British naval ships Discovery and Chatham mapped th...
174 The Travels of Capts. Lewis & Clarke, from St. Louis, by Way of the Missouri and Columbia Rivers, to the Pacific Ocean... Western United States
Longman Co.
1809
B+
$4,000.00  
A Counterfeit Account of the Lewis & Clark Expedition

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This is the London edition of "The Apocrypha" - an 1809 unauthorized volume of the Lewis & Clark expedition to the Pacific Ocean. This spurious account was published due to strong public interest in the Far West combined with the fact that the authorized version had not yet been released (published in 1814). Given the limited information on the actual journey (only Patrick Gass, Sergeant of the ...
175 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
$500.00  

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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...
176 Map of an Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains in the Year 1842 and to Oregon & North California in the Years 1843-44 Western United States
John Charles Fremont
1845
B+
$800.00  

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This is the large edition of the influential map that 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. Traveli...
177 [Lot of 7] Topographical Map of the Road from Missouri to Oregon Commencing at the Mouth of the Kansas in the Missouri River, and Ending at the Mouth of the Wallah Wallah in the Columbia. In VII Sections... Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1846
B+
$3,250.00  
Scarce Seven-Part Oregon Trail Map

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This historic set of maps was compiled by Charles Preuss during Fremont's controversial Third Expedition. Preuss created this rare seven-part map from Fremont's map of 1845 with additional topography not included on the parent map. He used Fremont's sketches and notes as well as his own expedition notes. Wheat calls this set of maps a rarity that is important in the "evolution of the transconti...
178 Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and Other Authorities Western United States
Fremont/Preuss
1848
B+
$275.00  

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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 ...
179 [Lot of 2] Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas [and] Kansas, and the Territories of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Indian Territory Western United States
1862-73
$200.00  

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A. Johnson's Nebraska, Dakota, Colorado, & Kansas, by Johnson and Ward, circa 1862 (15.5 x 12.4"). This colorful map features Nebraska with a long panhandle that extends all the way to about present-day Idaho near Ft. Bridger and Fremont's Peak. Above Nebraska is a huge Dakota Territory that extends all the way to the Canadian border, west to the Continental Divide and east to Minnesota T...
180 [Lot of 3] 1876 Progress Map of the U.S. Geographical Surveys West of the 100th Meridian [and] 1878 Progress Map... [and] 1879. Progress Map... Western United States
Lt. George M. Wheeler
1876-79
B+
$160.00  

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A nice set of maps that reflect the survey efforts in the West, The first covers the seasons of 1869 and 1871-75, while the latter two add the 1876-79 seasons. Each is a detailed representation of the various routes of western expeditions and the important surveys of King (40th parallel), Wheeler, Powell and Hayden. Among the many details are the locations of occupied and abandoned posts, astro...
181 Geological Map of Portions of Wyoming, Idaho and Utah Western United States
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1883
B+
$180.00  

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

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These two maps were issued in Hayden's 12th Annual Report for 1879, but not published until 1883. The maps are identical in size and scale, and show the region from the Wind River Range west to the Blackfoot Range, with Jackson Lake and Grand Teton at center. The maps show excellent detail of topography and the river systems, and virtually no settlements are identified. In addition to the topog...
183 Geographisch-Statistische und Historische Charte von Missouri und Oregan Northwestern United States
Weimar Geographisches Institut
1828
A
$500.00  

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This scarce German map presents itself in a style similar to those from Carey & Lea's American Atlas, but is unique to this publication. It depicts the western United States from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean, with Oregon Territory occupying the region west of the Continental Divide, and Missouri Territory occupying the region to its east above Arkansas Territory. In the Paci...
184 [Map in Book] Map of the Territory West of the Rocky Mountains [in] The Rocky Mountains: or, Scenes, Incidents, and Adventures in the Far West...Vol II. Northwestern United States
Irving, Washington
1837
B
$350.00  

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This is the second volume of Irving's The Rocky Mountains...Adventures in the Far West. Irving's accounts made famous Captain Benjamin Bonneville's explorations in the American West (1832-35). The expedition sought information about the Oregon Country, which at the time was jointly occupied by the United States and Britain and largely controlled by the Hudson's Bay Company. Even though h...
185 A Diagram of a Portion of Oregon Territory Northwestern United States
General Land Office
1851
A
$140.00  

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This is an early land office map that details the coastal area of Oregon Territory. It extends from the California boundary, showing no details in the south save the Rouge River, to above Portland into present-day Washington to Olympia. Shows good detail of rivers and tributaries, but no topographical information is presented. Locates Portland, Oregon City, Astoria, Salem, Santiam City, Winches...
186 [Lot of 2] Map of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. [with book] The Columbia River Empire... [and] State of Oregon Northwestern United States
1884-1902
B+
$180.00  

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A. Map of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Co. [with book] The Columbia River Empire..., by the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company, published 1902 (21.9 x 23.9"). A handsome promotional piece that includes the railroad routes and all station locations. Map covers all of Washington and Oregon and extends to show western Montana and Idaho to include Boise, Mountain Home, Idaho ...
187 [Report with 17 Mexican-American War Maps] Message from the President of the United States, to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the First Session of the Thirtieth Congress Southwestern United States
U.S. Gov.
1847
B
$300.00  

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This thick, 1,618 page volume contains a total of 17 folding maps of various Mexican-American War engagements. Of particular interest are 4 maps depicting locations in present-day Southern California including:

Sketch of the Battle de Los Angeles Upper California, Fought Between the Americans and Mexicans Jany. 9th 1847 (8.4 x 5.8"). A very early map showing Los Angeles. Locate...
188 [Maps with Report] Map of the Territory of New Mexico...[and] Sketch of Part of the March & Wagon Road of Lt. Colonel Cooke... [accompanying] Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California' Southwestern United States
William Hemsley Emory
1848
B+
$400.00  

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This House edition is one of the most comprehensive and desirable forms of this report which was issued with the Abert and Cooke maps, but without the very large Emory map. The report documents the 1846-1847 journey of the advanced guard of General Kearny's Army of The West. Emory was Brevet Major of the Corps of Topographical Engineers. The report features full-page lithographs of the n...
189 Military Reconnaissance of the Arkansas Rio del Norte and Rio Gila... [with] Notes of a Military Reconnoissance, from Fort Leavenworth, in Missouri, to San Diego, in California... Southwestern United States
William Hemsley Emory
1848
B+
$400.00  

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An important Mexican-American War period map that shows the route of Col. Kearny and his Army of the West as they traveled from Ft. Leavenworth to Los Angeles via Santa Fe and San Diego. Wheat states that the map was an important milestone in the cartographic development and accurate determination of the geography of the West. A large map printed on three sheets, joined as issued. ...
190 [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+
$450.00  

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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...
191 [Lot of 2] Map No. 1. [and] Map No. 2. Rio Colorado of the West... Southwestern United States
Lt. Joseph C. Ives
1858
B+
$240.00  

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This pair of maps represents one of the most important exploring efforts of the American Southwest. Ives published his explorations in a series of four maps - these being the first two. In his book Mapping of the Trans-Mississippi West, Carl Wheat devotes several pages to these two maps saying they are two of the best created by the remarkable F.W. von Egloffstein. They were engraved usi...
192 [Lot of 2] Topographical Sketch Showing the Outward and Inward Route of a Party, While Examining as to the Practicability of a Diversion of the Colorado River... [and] Outline Map of Parts of Southern California & South-Western Nevada Southwestern United States
Lt. George M. Wheeler
1875-76
B+
$180.00  

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These two early maps relate to the use of irrigation in Southern California:

A. Topographical Sketch Showing the Outward and Inward Route of a Party, While Examining as to the Practicability of a Diversion of the Colorado River for Purposes of Irrigation..., dated 1875, black & white (19.1 x 14.8"). This map is an early effort at determining the practicality of getting water from...
193 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+
$350.00  

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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...
194 Alabama Alabama
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1824
B
$475.00  

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A fine, early map of the state of Alabama showing county development and detailing the wagon roads, settlements, and river systems. County configurations are current to 1822, with Walker County not yet appearing in the northern portion of the state (1823), Indian lands are shown, with the area to the west labeled Choctaws Land and to the east is Upper Creeks and Lower Creeks...
195 Neueste Karte von Alabama mit Seinen Canaelen, Strassen, Eisenbahnen, Entfernungen der Hauptpunkte und Routen sur Dampfschiffe... Alabama
Joseph Meyer
1850
B+
$90.00  

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This is the German edition of the Tanner/Mitchell Alabama map from the New Universal Atlas, with a German title but English place names. A table at the left gives steam-boat routes from Mobile to Tuscaloosa, Montgomery and Pensacola. The map has nice, pre-Civil War detail of Mobile Bay, Pascagoula Bay, Pensacola Bay, Chocktawhatchee Bay, St. Andrews Bay and St. Rosa Island. Published by ...
196 Arkansas Arkansas
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$140.00  

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This copper engraved map was made two years after Arkansas became a state. County development is circa 1835 as several 1836 changes are not on the map; Miller is shown in the southwest, and Washington has not yet lost territory to Madison and Benton counties. The map shows good topographical, geographical, and political detail. All the counties are individually hand colored. Part of Missouri ...
197 A New Map of Arkansas with Its Canals Roads & Distances Arkansas
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1854
A
$90.00  

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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 number of roads criss-cross the map. Proposed railroads are delineated as well. 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...
198 The Sacramento Valley from the American River to Butte Creek... California, Gold Mining
Lt. George Horatio Derby
1849
B+
$240.00  

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A map of major importance to the California Gold Rush. On a scale of 4-1/2 miles to the inch, it provides a detailed view of the region with numerous small towns, ranches, Diggings (including Mormon and Dry), trails and roads. Interesting notations concern grazing, road conditions and soil fertility. This early look at the Gold Regions locates Sacramento City just south of the Am...
199 [Lot of 4] Los Angeles [and] Mission of San Diego [and] Mission and Plain of San Fernando [and] View of Benecia from the West California
Charles Koppel
1856
A
$275.00   $140.00*

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A nice set of four tinted lithographs created for Robert S. Williamson's report of his explorations in California for potential railroad routes. The lot includes:

A. Los Angeles. This is the first printed depiction of Los Angeles. The plaza is on the left with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background. At the right foreground on the hill is the former Mexican jail. O...
200 Sketch of General Riley's Route Through the Mining Districts July and Aug. 1849... Central California
Lt. George Horatio Derby
1849
A
$400.00  

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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 ...
201 Map of a Portion of the Sierra Nevada Adjacent to the Yosemite Valley... Central California
1870
B+
$400.00  

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This map was produced by State Geologist J.D. Whitney and published by the California Geological Survey in The Yosemite Book; a Description of the Yosemite Valley and the Adjacent Region of the Sierra Nevada... It covers the region from the Mariposa Estate northeast to Mono Lake. The emphasis on the map is the Yosemite Valley with many familiar place names including Half Dome, El Capitan,...
202 Map Showing the Location of the Principal Mining Companies on the Blue Gravel Channels Situation in Sierra & Nevada Counties California Central California, Mining
1880
B+
$200.00  

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This scarce map shows mining claims in the vicinity of the Yuba River and further locates ditches, roads, gravel deposits, the Central Pacific Railroad, and more. Compiled from United States Surveys by P. Huerne. Noted as House Document #46 at lower left, this map appears to be a smaller version of the Britton & Rey map with a similar title. There are no sales records for this map in the last 3...
203 Preliminary Survey of Point Reyes and Drake's Bay California Drake's Bay, California
U.S. Coast Survey
1855
B
$60.00  
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This small but detailed chart centers on Drakes Bay in California. It features topographical detail along the coast and plenty of soundings in the bay. The bay is considered a site of historical interest since it is generally accepted as the location where Sir Francis Drake first hit land on the western coast of North America back in 1579.
204 Plat of the Pueblo Lands of San Francisco. Finally Confirmed to the City of San Francisco... San Francisco, California
General Land Office
1884
C+
$450.00  

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This map depicts the lands awarded to the city of San Francisco in a long standing dispute between the city and grantees who had been given land by the Mexican government prior to the Mexican-American War. The map is keyed to a legend that identifies the Presidio Military Reservation, Point San Jose Military Reservation, Part of Rancho San Miguel, Part of Rancho Rincon de las Salinas y Potrero Vi...
205 [Lot of 3] Map of Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays and the Adjacent Country California [and] Location of Proposed Breakwaters in Santa Monica Bay California [and] Location of Proposed Breakwater in San Pedro Bay California Los Angeles, California
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1892
A+
$250.00  

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A nice set of maps showing proposed internal improvements in the Santa Monica and San Pedro bays including:

A. Map of Santa Monica and San Pedro Bays and the Adjacent Country California (13.9 x 15.3"). Covers the coastline from Santa Monica south to Oceanside and east to San Berdardino. Cities are shown in street-grid pattern with lines of the Southern Pacific Railroad linking th...
206 [Lot of 11 - Atlas of Colorado Maps] Colorado, Utah, New Mexico
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1881
A
$600.00  

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This lot includes eleven maps from the seminal Hayden survey (issued with 16 maps and 20 total plates). The survey was conducted from 1873 to1876, and first published in 1877 with an updated edition in 1881 offered here that showed completed and projected railroads. Rich with detail, Hayden’s map are considered the best mapping of the period and laid the foundation for the mapping of Colorado. ...
207 Asher & Adams' Colorado Colorado
Asher & Adams
1874
B+
$140.00  

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This double-page map shows Colorado just prior to statehood. County configurations are current to 1870 with the addition of Bent and Greenwood from Las Animas in the southeast. The map displays major rivers, railroads and the progress of public surveys. A note along the Colorado/Utah border states "elevated plain, fertile, gently rolling, fresh water lakes and timber."
208 Colorado Colorado
O. W. Gray
1876
B+
$140.00  

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This fine map shows the status of settlement and development right around the time Colorado became a state. It details railroads, cities, towns and mining communities, watershed, forts, and more. Features extensive topographical detail in hachure. This early edition names only 25 counties with the majority of the western portion mostly unsettled with a note describing the region as "elevated pl...
209 Connecticut Connecticut
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
B+
$275.00  

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This uncommon map of Connecticut shows towns and cities, roads, and some topographical detail. Despite a publication date of ca. 1816, county configuration is current only to 1801, with a smaller Hartford County. The northern border of the state is flat without the small gain Massachusetts made in Hartford County in 1804. Drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by H.S. Tanner. Lucas' General Atl...
210 Geographical, Historical, and Statistical Map of Connecticut Connecticut
Carey & Lea
1822
A
$150.00  

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This map was finely engraved by Young & Delleker. It shows the state with a population of only 275,000 as compared to today's number of nearly 3.6 million. Eight counties are named and there is a good network of wagon roads. Norwalk, Fairfield, New Haven, New London, Fort Trumbull, and Mystic are marked with flags to indicate "places remarkable for battles, sieges, &c." The map is on a full fo...
211 Harbor of New Haven New Haven, Connecticut
U.S. Coast Survey
1872
B+
$140.00  

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Detailed harbor plan with soundings, lighthouses, sailing directions, etc. The coastline is shown with much detail of streets, railroads, docks, farms, forests and buildings.
212 Plan der Stadt Washington in America Washington, D.C.
1796
B+
$1,800.00  
Extremely Rare Austrian Version of the Thackara & Vallance DC Map

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This rare map of Washington, DC is based on the small Thackara & Vallance plan produced in March 1792 for The Universal Asylum And Columbian Magazine, which is considered the first printed plan of Washington. This Austrian version of the map was published 4 years later, and includes a lettered key identifying key buildings and roads, such as the Capitol, the "President's Palace," and Conne...
213 Plan of the City of Washington [bound in] Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. ... Volume I Washington, D.C.
1816
B
$800.00  
Rare Scottish Plan of Washington, DC

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This is a rare 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. Cartographically, the plan shows the layout of streets incl...
214 Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia. Ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America and by Them Established as the Seat of Their Government, After the Year MDCCC Washington, D.C.
1852
B+
$400.00  

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This was one of three maps published in A.B. Hamilton's Maps of the District of Columbia and City of Washington..., and is based on the 1792 plan published by Andrew Ellicott. The plan shows the layout of streets including the long diagonals. Washington is bordered by the Potomak (Potomac) River and the Eastern Branch, now the Anacostia River. Georgetown, at the left and northwest...
215 [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
B+
$250.00  

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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...
216 [Lot of 3] Entwistle's Handy Map of Washington. And Vicinity... [and] Plan for the Completion of the Sewerage System in Washington and Georgetown [and] [Untitled Washington, D.C. Plan by A.C. Fowler] Washington, D.C.
1879
B+
$200.00  

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A. Entwistle's Handy Map of Washington. And Vicinity Showing Public Buildings, Churches, Hotels, Places of Amusement, and Lines of Street Rail Roads, by J.C. Entwistle, dated 1879, printed color (21.7 x 16.8"). This is a great map of the capital with all streets, railroads, bridges, buildings and monuments located and named. It shows part of Uniontown (or Anacostia), the Arlington Nationa...
217 [Lot of 3] Map of Washington and Georgetown Washington, D.C.
U.S. Gov.
1880
B+
$180.00  

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This is a historical set of thematic maps focused on health issues in the nation's capital. The first map shows deaths by Typhoid Fever, Malarial Fever, Scarlet Fever, Diphtheria and Diarrheal Diseases. The next focuses on deaths from lung afflictions. The last map gives the combined total of deaths in each block. All are marked "H. Ex. Doc. 1, Pt. IV" at lower left.
218 Washington - The Beautiful Capital of the Nation Washington, D.C.
Railroad Companies (various)
1923
B+
$275.00  

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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...
219 Delaware Delaware
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
B+
$275.00  

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This uncommon map of Delaware includes wagon roads, towns, rivers, and mountains. The state is divided into its three counties: Newcastle, Kent, and Sussex. Shoals are outlined in Delaware Bay. The Great Cypress Swamp is identified in the southern part of the state. Drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by H.S. Tanner. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases pro...
220 Florida Florida
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$500.00  

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This 1838 edition of Bradford's map of Florida was published a few years before statehood. County configuration is current to 1837 with Dade County appearing at the southern tip of the state, although Hillsborough only occupies a portion of the Gulf Coast and a huge Mosquito County dominates the east. Lake Okeechobee (here Lake Macaco) is located with better accuracy, however another lake direct...
221 Florida Florida
H.S. Tanner
1839
A
$240.00  

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This map of Florida shows towns, roads, railroads, canals, major rivers, and lakes. There are references to forts, battlefields, and routes used by the Army during the Seminole War. There are also three inset maps detailing Pensacola, Tallahassee, and St. Augustine. Water routes from St. Augustine and Pensacola to various ports are described above and below the map. Although copyrighted 1839, ...
222 Florida nach den Besten Quellen Bearbeitet Florida
Joseph Meyer
1845
B+
$200.00  

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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 (1836). Water routes from St. Augustine and Pensacola to various ports...
223 The Bahama Banks and Gulf of Florida Florida
Edmund Blunt
1848
B
$1,600.00  
Impressive Blueback Chart of the Florida Keys and Dry Tortugas

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This impressive, two-sheet "blueback" chart covers much of Florida including the Keys and Dry Tortugas, the northern coast of Cuba, and part of the Bahamas. It was first issued in Blunt's 1827 maritime atlas and has been updated and significantly improved based upon the survey work of Colonel Abert (Topographical Engineers) and Commander Powel (Navy). The nautical information includes scores of ...
224 [Lot of 3] A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys State of Florida with References [and] A New Map of Florida [and] Military Map of the Peninsula of Florida South of Tampa Bay Florida
1849-1911
$300.00  

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A. A Plat Exhibiting the State of the Surveys State of Florida with References, by U.S. State Surveys, dated 1849, black & white (25.3 x 22.3"). An interesting and detailed early lithographed map representing the progress of surveying in the state. The Everglades, Big Cypress, Arredondo Grant, Forbes Purchase and numerous forts are clearly shown. It extends to show Key Largo, here named ...
225 Map of Florida Florida
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
B
$100.00  

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This is a very informative, early map of the state showing only 28 organized counties. Settlement in southern Florida does not extend below Forts Jupiter, Dulaney and Thompson except for Key Biscayne and nearby Fort Lauderdale and Fort Dallas. Three insets show the vicinities of Pensacola, Tallahassee and the Harbor of St. Augustine. The legend locates canals, railroads, and roads. There are t...
226 North America XIV Florida Florida
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1859
B+
$200.00  

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A detailed, steel-engraved map published a little over a decade after statehood. County configuration is current to 1858 with the organization of Duval County in the northern part of the state, and prior to Baker being formed from New River (1860). There is very limited development in the southern portion of the state, but Miami does make an appearance on the map. Two railroads appear in the no...
227 Copy of a Map of the Seat of War in Florida Forwarded to the War Department by Major Genl. W. Scott U.S.A. Central Florida
U.S. War Department
1836
B+
$80.00  

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Major Gen. W. Scott prepared this map to accompany a report to the War Dept. on the progress of the Seminole Wars. It covers from Pilatka to Tampa Bay and shows the various battle grounds and troop movements through the region. Small inset at top shows the whole state of Florida. At lower right the larger inset is the Battle Ground of Major Dade. It locates the position of the Indians a...
228 Eroberung der Statt S. Augustin in America Gelegen St. Augustine, Florida
Theodore de Bry
1599
A
$275.00  

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This engraving is based on Baptista Boazio's important map of 1588. It illustrates the attack by Sir Francis Drake's fleet on the Spanish fort and settlement on May 28 and 29, 1586. St. Augustine, the oldest European city in the United States, was established by Juan Menendez de Aviles in 1565. It soon became the Spanish center of power in North America. Tensions were high between the Spanish ...
229 Pagus Hispanorum in Florida St. Augustine, Florida
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
B+
$375.00  

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An interesting view of St. Augustine, the oldest city in the United States and the northernmost bastion of the Spanish empire in America. The prosperous city, fort and harbor are bustling with activity. Ships fill the harbor and the foreground is crowded with scenes of indigenous occupation and European colonists. The mountains in the background are fictional, but otherwise the engraving presen...
230 Plan of the Town and Harbour of St. Augustin, in East Florida St. Augustine, Florida
John Lodge
1783
A
$220.00  

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This map detailing the fortifications of St. Augustine is based on an earlier map engraved by Jefferys. It features good information on the layout of the town and fort and the soundings in the entrance to the harbor. St. Augustine is the oldest European city in the United States. Juan Menendez de Aviles established the first settlement nearly a half century before the first English settlers lan...
231 Plan de la Baye de Pansacola Pensacola, Florida
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1744
B+
$275.00  

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An early chart of Pensacola Harbor, showing the locations of forts St. Charles and St. Rose, as well as soundings and anchorages. This example was engraved from maps and charts brought back to Paris by Pierre Francois Xavier de Charlevoix (1682-1761), a Jesuit historian who explored the Great Lakes, and the Mississippi River Basin from 1721-22. He was shipwrecked near Pensacola on his way to New...
232 Georgia Georgia
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$140.00  

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A fine map of the state showing counties, watershed and major towns and county seats with excellent detail throughout. County development is circa 1836 as Dade County is not depicted in the northwest corner of the state, along with Macon in the central portion of the state. Not to be confused with the more common maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, this sheet is several inches larger and carries ...
233 North Pacific Ocean - The Hawaiian Islands [with report] Hawaii Hawaii
U.S. Gov.
1897
B+
$120.00  

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This detailed map of the Hawaiian Islands was included in a 184 page report issued by the Bureau of the American Republics. The map presents the rugged topography of the islands in a crisp, nearly three-dimensional perspective and locates numerous place names along the coast. On the Big Island, the lava flows of Mauna Loa from 1855, 1859, and 1880 are prominently depicted. In the oceans, numero...
234 A New Map of the State of Illinois Illinois
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1854
A
$90.00  

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The state here appears nearly fully developed lacking only Ford and Douglas counties, both of which were created in 1854, making the county configuration correct to 1853. The effects of early internal improvements and rapid settlement are many. No less than 6 rail lines originate in Chicago, branching out to serve all but the most southern counties. Brightly colored by county, with transportati...
235 [Lot of 4] A Plan of Chicago Harbor Lake Michigan [and] Map of Chicago Reader... [and] Plan of Chicago Harbor... [and] [Copy of "Improvement of the Harbor of Chicago State of Illinois at the Close of the Year 1837] Chicago, Illinois
1839
A
$1,200.00  
Four Early and Rare Maps of Chicago

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These four maps of Chicago were originally issued in the 26-page Report from the Secretary of War, Transmitting Copies of Reports of the Topographical Bureau in Relation to Internal Improvements in the Territory of Wisconsin..., the report of Captain Thomas Jefferson Cram of the Topographical Engineers. Cram (1804-1883) was born in New Hampshire and graduated fourth in his class from the U...
236 Tennessee & Kentucky Kentucky & Tennessee
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1835
A
$120.00  

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This handsome map of the 15th and 16th states to be admitted to the Union features canals and railroads chartered, proposed, and finished. County development in Kentucky precedes the creation of Marion County in 1834, and in Tennessee, Benton and Lauderdale counties, both founded in 1835, are missing. Several towns and cities are identified including Nashville, Louisville, Memphis, Frankfort, Le...
237 Kentucky Kentucky
Joseph Scott
1795
B+
$200.00  

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This is the first state of this early U.S. produced map. Details include county names and settlements, with limited topographical information. The northern portion of the border with Virginia follows the incorrect cartography of Elihu Barker's map. This first state has Tennessee below labeled S.W. Territory.
238 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Kentucky Kentucky
Carey & Lea
1822
B+
$200.00  

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The map is on a full folio sheet (20.4 x 16.7") with English text below giving a brief description of Kentucky's boundaries, productions, rivers, climate, chief towns, manufactures, commerce, education, and religion. The finely engraved map delineates the counties, roads, and major towns. Hickman County dominates the southwest corner of the state, as it has not yet been cut down to form Calloway...
239 Kentucky Kentucky
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$140.00  

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This attractive map of Kentucky shows up-to-date county development as of 1836. It includes the newly formed Marion County in the central portion of the state as well as Clinton County along the southern border. The map details the topography, rivers, towns and settlements. Not to be confused with the more common maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, this sheet is several inches larger and carrie...
240 Carte Geographique, Statistique et Historique de la Louisiane Louisiana
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
A
$275.00  

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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...
241 Louisiana Louisiana
Jeremiah Greenleaf
1842
A
$220.00  

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This map is finely engraved with a keyboard-style border and depicts villages and towns, forts, roads, ports and more. County configurations are current to 1837, prior to the organization of Caddo County in the northwestern part of the state. Two early railroads are shown connecting Clinton to Port Hudson and Woodville, MS to St. Francisville (both on the Mississippi River). Jeremiah Greenleaf ...
242 A New Map of Louisiana with Its Canals, Roads & Distances from Place to Place, Along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes Louisiana
Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.
1850
A
$150.00  

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This map of Louisiana locates numerous towns and villages, roads, railroads, canals, and rivers. County configurations are current to 1848 with the newly created Bienville County appearing in the northern part of the state. There is a large and detailed plan of New Orleans at top right with a key identifying districts and places of interest, and three tables at left give the steamboat routes bet...
243 Louisiana Louisiana
Joseph Hutchins Colton
1855
B+
$50.00  

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A detailed map of the state delineated by county with railroads, roads, canals, cites and villages depicted. County development is current to 1852 with the appearance of Winn County in the northern part of the state, but prior to the renaming of Lafourche Interior to Lafourche (1853).
244 The World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition... Plan No. 2 Map of the City of New Orleans Showing Location of Exposition Grounds and All Approaches Thereto by Land & Water New Orleans, Louisiana
1884
A
$1,400.00  
Scarce Pocket Map of New Orleans in Excellent Condition

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This scarce, detailed map shows the entire city of New Orleans from Lake Ponchartrain to the Mississippi, naming individual streets, buildings, parks, fairgrounds, railroads, docks, and a few property owners along the Mississippi. The Cotton Centennial was held in New Orleans in the winter of 1884 to celebrate 100 years since the first export of cotton from the region in 1784. It was filled with...
245 Works of Improvement in New Orleans Harbor LA. New Orleans, Louisiana
U.S. Army
1892
B+
$160.00  

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A detailed map showing the street pattern with streets also named. It locates important sites, and most interestingly, shows detailed land ownership on the southern and western banks of the Mississippi River. A key at top lists 13 important locations in the city. Below the title indicates that the map was "compiled from surveys in 1877-78 and recent local surveys."
246 Geo. W. Eldridge’s Chart G Penobscot Bay to Machias Maine
George Eldridge
1901
B+
$600.00  
Rare Eldridge Sea Chart Featuring Mount Desert Island and Bar Harbor

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This large, linen backed sea chart is from Eldridge's series of New Coast Charts that covered the northeastern coast from New York to Maine. It covers the coast of Maine from Swans Island to Machiasport, including Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor and Winter Harbor. There is excellent navigational detail throughout the chart. The legend locates 11 different type of buoys (many marked in re...
247 Massachusetts Massachusetts
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
B+
$275.00  

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This striking and uncommon map of Massachusetts depicts county lines current for 1809, before Franklin County was formed from Hampshire. There is good detail of rivers, mountains, roads, and towns throughout the map. Beaches, harbors, capes, bays, and banks are identified along the coasts, with nice detail around Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by H.S. Tanner...
248 A Geological Map of Massachusetts Massachusetts
Edward Hitchcock
1832
B
$350.00  

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Hitchcock was an eminent professor of chemistry and natural history at Amherst College and was selected in 1830 to conduct a general survey of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The publication of his first report and map in 1832 marked an epoch in American geological work as this was the first survey of an entire state conducted at public expense. The attractive map has 20 different geological ...
249 A Chart of the Coast of New England, from Beverly to Scituate Harbour, Including the Ports of Boston and Salem Boston, Massachusetts
John Lodge
1774
A
$350.00  

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This is an uncommon chart of the greater Boston Harbor area, with a detailed plan of the city of Boston in the upper left quadrant. Of particular interest is the Boston Common on which the Liberty Tree and Powder House are noted. This was the Elm tree under which early protestors gathered in the 10 years preceding the American Revolution. It was chopped down in 1775 by Loyalists, but became a s...
250 A Plan of the Town and Chart of the Harbour of Boston Exhibiting a View of the Islands Castle Forts and Entrances Into the Said Harbour Boston, Massachusetts
Anonymous
1775
B
$250.00  

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This attractive copper engraved map of the greater Boston area was issued just prior to the first hostilities of the American Revolution. The map focuses on the islands in the harbor with soundings, hazards and shipping lanes carefully delineated. Among the towns located on the map are Chelsea, Cambridge, Dorchester, Milton, and Weymouth. Several maps of Boston and the surrounding area ap...
251 Map of Boston and Its Vicinity from Actual Surveys... Boston, Massachusetts
Henry F. Walling
1859
B
$1,100.00  
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...
252 Map of Worcester County. Massachusetts. Based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State the Details from Actual Surveys Under the Direction of Henry F. Walling Worcester County, Massachusetts
Henry F. Walling
1857
B+
$800.00  
Impressively Detailed Wall Map of Worcester County

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This impressive, large wall map of the county of Worcester is filled with detail. The map shows townships, towns, roads, railroads, rivers, and topography. Surrounding the map are dozens of insets of individual towns, detailing individual businesses and property owners, as well as a geological map of the county. There is a table of distances and another table of statistics based on the 1850 cen...
253 Map of the Delta of the St. Clair... Michigan
U.S. Corps of Engineers
1842
B
$110.00  
NO RESERVE

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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...
254 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Mississippi Mississippi
Carey & Lea
1822
A
$300.00  

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This map is on a full folio sheet (21.5 x 17.6") surrounded by English text giving a brief description of the state’s boundaries, rivers, climate, chief towns, government, and history. The finely engraved map delineates rivers, roads, counties and major towns. Development is confined to the southern portion of the state, with the large Choctaw and Chickasaw lands occupying the upper two-thirds o...
255 Mississippi Mississippi
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
A
$120.00  

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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...
256 A New Map of Mississippi with Its Roads & Distances Mississippi
Samuel Augustus Mitchell
1849
B+
$90.00  

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An attractive 19th century map of pre-Civil War Mississippi with good detail of the numerous towns and villages, roads, railroads and canals. Only a few railroads are depicted including a line from Jackson to Walnut Hills (bordering the Mississippi River) and another line from Woodville in the southwestern part of the state to St. Francisville, Lousiana. Some distances are noted between cities a...
257 Missouri Missouri
H.R. Page
1881
A
$110.00  

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This large map is a scarce issue of Missouri 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. A small inset at bottom shows the southeastern portion of the state including Pemiscot, Dunklin and New Madrid counties. ...
258 Custer's Battle-Field (June 25th 1876) Surveyed and Drawn Under the Personal Supervision of Lieut. Edward Maguire Corps of Engineers U.S.A. [bound in] Report of the Secretary of War ... Volume II. Part III Montana
Lieut. Edward Maguire
1876
B+
$800.00  
Complete Volume Featuring Reports & Maps from Maquire, Wheeler, Ludlow, and Ruffner

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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...
259 New Hampshire New Hampshire
Fielding Lucas Jr.
1816
B
$275.00  

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This uncommon and handsome map of New Hampshire includes roads, towns and cities, and topographical detail. County configuration is current with six counties delineated: Coos, Grafton, Stafford, Cheshire, Hillsborough, and Rockingham. Dartmouth is named, The Fifteen Miles Falls are identified on the Connecticut River, College Lands are depicted in Coos County, and roads to Portland...
260 Birds-Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington; White Mountains, New Hampshire New Hampshire
George H. Walker & Co.
1902
A
$350.00  

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This is a stunning and unique circular sky view from way above the blustery peak of Mt. Washington showing the landscape all the way into Maine, New York and Vermont. The unique perspective can be rotated with the uppermost portion always being right-side up. The beautifully colored chromolithograph labels the important landmarks, including Lake Winnepesaukee, Sunday River, Sebago Lake, Portland...
261 A New and Accurate Map of the Present Seat of War in North America, Comprehending New Jersey, Philadelphia, Pensylvania, New-York &c. Colonial New Jersey
Anonymous
1777
B+
$400.00  

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This fascinating Revolutionary War map focuses on New Jersey, a pivotal state for many major battles. The map was published in the June 1777 issue of Universal Magazine, just months after battles at Trenton and Princeton. Somerset Court House (now Millstone) is shown along the Milton River. Morristown, a strategic encampment site for the Continental Army during the winter o...
262 North Central New Mexico. Atlas Sheet No. 69 (D) New Mexico
Lt. George M. Wheeler
1876
A
$150.00  

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This beautifully drawn map of the Rio Grande Valley extends from Taos south to Santa Fe and west to Gallinas Peak. Topography is well represented in hachure relief. The map also shows important wagon roads, trails, forts, pueblos, springs, mountain passes, and minor settlements.
263 Page's Map of New Mexico New Mexico
H.R. Page
1886
B+
$300.00  

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This large map is a scarce issue of New Mexico Territory by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. There are only 13 counties and incomplete surveys, with most settlement clustered in the Rio Grande valley and along the railways. It locates a large array of railroads, roads and trails, lakes and rivers. An uncommon map that is a worthy addition to any serious New Mexico map collectio...
264 New-York New York
David H. Burr
1833
B
$550.00  
The First Map of New York Published by the Colton Firm

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This rare pocket map was issued only a few years after Burr's famous Atlas of the State of New York and prior to his New Universal Atlas. It was published by the J.H. Colton firm and represents that company's first map of New York. County configurations are represented in full color with good detail of towns, roads, railroads, canals and rivers. The recently completed Erie Canal i...
265 New Hudson River Map New York
Wallace Bruce
1917
B+
$180.00  

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This is a later edition of this remarkable map in strip-chart format that is over 100 inches long! Includes amazing detail that is drawn on a scale of 1.5 miles per inch. Complied from U.S. Coast Survey data, this extraordinary map shows prominent residents, historical landmarks, landings, islands, and more. The verso is filled with related text and illustrations. Folds into paper wrappers en...
266 Map of the Progress of His Majesty's Armies in New York, During the Late Campaign Illustrating the Accounts Publish'd in the London Gazette Colonial Southern New York
Anonymous
1776
B
$220.00  

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This map was issued as a supplement after the December 1776 issue of the magazine that adds additional battle information; the earlier edition (with a different title) was published in the October 1776 issue (see Jolly #GENT-248). Troop and battle deployments are clearly shown, including the recent actions around White Plains. It also shows additional towns and roads on Staten Island and in east...
267 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+
$90.00  
NO RESERVE

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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...
268 Map of Long Island with the Environs of New-York Long Island, New York
J. Calvin Smith
1836
B
$1,600.00  
Early, Large-Scale Map of Long Island

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This large-scale map covers all of Long Island from Montauk west to Brooklyn and extends to include portions of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. Based upon the most recent surveys, the detailed map shows completed and projected railroads, roads, canals, mills, factories and churches. Topography is also depicted via hachure. The Long Island Railroad, originally chartered in 1834, extends f...
269 [Lot of 3] Military Reservation of West Point, N.Y. and Kinsley Estate [and] Plat of Kinsley Estate [with report] West Point Military Academy... West Point, New York
U.S. War Department
1889
B+
$200.00  

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A. Military Reservation of West Point, N.Y. and Kinsley Estate (18.9 x 22.5"). This map shows the existing Military Reservation as well as the Kinsley Tract in red that was added to West Point near the end of the 19th Century. Includes only limited information, but the Kinsley Tract shows good topographical detail via hachuring.

B. Plat of Kinsley Estate (26.5 x 20.5"). ...
270 Dismal Swamp Canal Connecting Chesapeake Bay with Currituck, Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds and Their Tributary Streams North Carolina, Virginia
1867
B
$160.00  

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An attractive and scarce map of the Outer Banks spanning from the Chesapeake Bay to Cape Lookout. Locates two hotels in the vicinity of Nags Head, and several railroads are shown connecting the coastline to the interior. Surveying completed by D.S. Walton and published by E.C. Robinson in Norfolk. There are no historical sales records for this map, and OCLC locates only six records.
271 The Two Routes Surveyed for the National Road from Springfield to Richmond [with reports] Western Ohio
U.S. War Department
1826-35
B+
$110.00  

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This map traces the National or Cumberland Road through western Ohio from Springfield to just over the border to Richmond, Indiana. Fairfield, Dayton, and Eaton are identified along with rivers, creeks, and canals. Lieutenant Washington Hood reduced the map from a survey headed up by Captain A. Canfield. The plate features the signature of President Andrew Jackson. This lot includes two reports...
272 [Lot of 2] Plat of Cherokee Lands. Ind: Ter:... [in] Report from the Secretary of War ... in Relation to the Cherokee Treaty of 1835 [and] [Report] Remove Indians Westward Oklahoma
McCoy
1829-38
$350.00  

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This lot contains two important works concerning the removal of Indians to Indian Territory including:

A. [Bound in complete report] Plat of Cherokee Lands. Ind: Ter: Surveyed Under Instructions from Isaac McCoy, from Sen. Doc. 120, 25th Congress, 2nd Session, published 1838 (19.8 x 10.8"). This is one of the earliest printed maps to depict present-day Oklahoma in any detail. It...
273 Indian Territory Oklahoma
General Land Office
1885
B+
$250.00  

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A most interesting and detailed map reflecting the status of lands allocated to various tribes (color-coded). Indian removals from 'home lands' began as early as 1817, and in the years following many of the principal Eastern Indian tribes were relocated to the region with the Five Civilized Tribes having formed the nucleus of an organized government. By 1885, however, representatives of some fif...
274 State of Sequoyah [with report] Proposed State of Sequoyah Oklahoma
U.S. Gov.
1906
A
$2,000.00  
Scarce Map Featuring the Proposed State of Sequoyah with Official Report

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In 1905 the Five Indian Nations, concerned how statehood for Oklahoma might affect them, held a constitutional convention with the view to forming their own state. A constitution was formalized and submitted to Congress and included in the 87-page "Proposed State of Sequoyah" presented here. The report lays out a comprehensive argument for statehood, while its citizens were "praying for admissio...
275 Pennsylvania - Second Geological Survey - Oil Region Maps and Charts III Pennsylvania
1880
B+
$200.00  

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This lot of maps comes from the Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania. The survey began after the Civil War and was overseen by J. P. Lesley, who became state geologist in 1875 and served in that capacity until 1889. These maps all relate to the oil regions in Pennsylvania and were published in an atlas volume to The Geology of the Oil Regions of Warren, Venango, Clarion, and Butler Counti...
276 Rhode Island Rhode Island
John Payne
1798
B+
$140.00  

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This small but striking map of Rhode Island is from Payne's Geography, published by John Low. Counties, roads, ponds, rivers, swamps, and towns and cities are shown. Unengraved portions of Massachusetts and Connecticut appear as well. Engraved by William Barker.
277 South Carolina South Carolina
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$120.00  

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A fine map of the state showing counties, watershed and major towns and county seats with excellent detail throughout. In the east, a lone railroad is shown connecting Charleston with Augusta, Georgia. Not to be confused with the more common maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, this sheet is several inches larger and carries much more information. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.
278 [Lot of 3 - Black Hills Maps] [with] Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota [bound in] Annual Report of the Chief of Engineers to the Secretary of War Black Hills, South Dakota
Capt. William Ludlow
1875
B+
$300.00  

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This great set of maps are bound in the original "Appendix PP. Report of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills of Dakota, Made in the Summer of 1874, by Captain William Ludlow, Corps of Engineers" dated April 28, 1875 from St. Paul, Minn. The 118 page report contains one plate illustrating fossils and the following three folding maps:

A. Map of a Reconnaissance of the Black Hills, July ...
279 Tennessee Tennessee
Anthony Finley
1827
A
$150.00  

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Fine map of the state that details the county seats, roads, settlements, and a Missionary Station (near present day Chattanooga). County configuration is current to 1827. The capital is shown at Murfreesboro. A Cherokee Indian Reservation is shown in the southeast corner of the state, and there are 61 counties. The map was crisply engraved by Young & Delleker.
280 Tennessee Tennessee
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
B+
$120.00  

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A fine map of the state with 67 counties and excellent detail throughout. Early railroads are shown connecting Knoxville to Asheville, North Carolina as well as from Memphis to La Grange. Not to be confused with the maps from the Comprehensive Atlas, this map is several inches larger and carries much more information. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.
281 Neueste Karte von Tennessee nach den Bessten Ouellen Verbessert Tennessee
Joseph Meyer
1851
B+
$160.00  

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This is one of the few mid-19th century maps that depicts Tennessee without Kentucky. It identifies counties, county seats, roads, railroads, and canals and also shows topographical detail. Two insets flank the script title showing the environs of Nashville and Knoxville. A table lists the stops and distances along three steamboat routes: from Nashville to New Orleans, from Nashville to Pittsbu...
282 Geological Map of the State of Tennessee...[bound in] A Geological Reconnoissance of the State of Tennessee Tennessee
1856
B+
$1,000.00  
Rare, Early Geological Map of Tennessee

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This impressive map was prepared by Jason Safford, State Geologist. It is the second, much improved geological map of Tennessee after Troost’s smaller sketch map published in 1840. This map should not to be confused with Safford’s more commonly seen 1869 edition. Cartographically, the state is color-coded to show 14 different geologic types including Mississippi bottoms, coal, limestone, slate,...
283 Oil Map of Oklahoma and Texas [on verso] Texas and Oklahoma Texas, Oklahoma
Geographical Publishing Co.
1919
B
$700.00  

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This large and very colorful oil field pocket map covers the entire state to include all of the panhandle, with the western portion in a large inset. It was published by the Geographical Publishing Company and names all oil fields, the course of early oil pipelines, counties and watershed. Bold color and line identifies seventeen different geological strata. The map represents a remarkable and ...
284 Sketch of a Part of the Boundary Between Mexico & the United States as Far as the Red River Texas
U.S. Gov.
1838
A
$375.00  

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This early depiction of the Republic of Texas comes from Gorostiza Pamphlet. It is a simple rendering of Texas that shows the Rio Roxo or Red River of Natchitoches, the Sabine River (and S. Lake), Calcasiu River, R. Neches, and the Mississippi River. It locates the settlements of Natchitoches and Nacogdoches, and the "Boundary with the United States by Treaty Feb. 1819." M.E. Goro...
285 Texas Texas
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1838
A
$2,000.00  

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This is an updated edition of Bradford’s 1838 map showing the Independent Republic of Texas with its southern border following the Rio Grande. The map depicts empresario grants, lakes, rivers, creeks, towns and Indian villages. The Old Mexican Garrison is located on the Brazos River north of Deer Creek. The map locates and names San Antonio de Bexar, San Felipe de Austin, Sabine, ...
286 [Lot of 3] Tunison's Texas and Indian Territory [and] New Rail Road and County Map of Southern Part of Texas [and] Tunison's Southern Texas Texas
1882-92
$250.00  

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A. Tunison's Texas and Indian Territory, by H.C. Tunison, circa 1892 (12.9 x 19.6"). In Tunison's style, this is a finely lithographed map with original bright coloring. By this period most mapmakers had adopted printed color rather than the more labor intensive hand coloring employed here. It is decorated with a Victorian style border and title cartouche, which gives the population of T...
287 Map of Texas Texas
H.R. Page
1887
B+
$350.00  

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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...
288 Map of Texas and Parts of Adjoining Territories Texas
U.S.G.S
1899
B+
$275.00  

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A large and extremely detailed map of the state that also covers most of Oklahoma and New Mexico east of the Rio Grande and south of Taos. The details include counties, county seats, railroads, topography and watershed with contours at 250' intervals. This map, by Robert T. Hill, a widely known scholar, teacher and geologist, brought new sophistication to Texas cartography and helped set new sci...
289 [Lot of 3] Map. No. 1. From the Valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake... [and] Map No. 3 From the Humboldt Mountains to the Mud Lakes... [and] Map. No. 4 From the Valley of the Mud Lakes to the Pacific Ocean... Utah
Capt. E.G. Beckwith
1855
B
$250.00  

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A. Map. No. 1. From the Valley of Green River to the Great Salt Lake; from Explorations and Surveys Made Under the Direction of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, Secretary of War. Extremely detailed map has very fine hachure to indicate mountainous elevations. The map extends from Brown's Hole east of today's Vernal to the Great Salt Lake and south to below Fillmore. The Emigrant Road hea...
290 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Vermont Vermont
Carey & Lea
1822
A
$160.00  

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This map of the Green Mountain State is on a full folio sheet (21.6 x 17.6") with surrounding text describing boundaries, climate, chief towns, religion, commerce, government, history, and more. The map delineates thirteen counties, and highlights the two principle battle sites of Hubbardstown and Bennington with small flags. Drawn by Fielding Lucas Jr. and engraved by Young and Delleker.
291 Vermont Vermont
Joseph Hutchins Colton
1854
B
$100.00  

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A terrific and early pocket map produced by Colton. This first edition map is printed on thick paper that folds into original blind-stamped brown cloth covers with gilt title "Map of Vermont J.H. Colton." The map is beautifully colored and embellished with a wide and bold border. Good detail throughout locates railroads, wagon roads, canals, villages and towns and shows 14 counties. Cover has ...
292 The Tourist's Pocket Map of the State of Virginia Exhibiting Its Internal Improvements Roads Distances &c. Virginia
Mitchell/Young
1837
B
$375.00  

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This pocket map of the state shows county development current to 1835 with Marshall being organized from Ohio County in the present-day panhandle of West Virginia. Shows good detail of topography, rivers, towns and settlements. Only four railroads are shown at this time: Winchester to Harper's Ferry, Fredericksburg to Richmond, Petersburg to North Carolina, and Portsmouth to North Carolina. Inc...
293 Historical Atlas of Augusta County, Virginia... Western Virginia, Atlases
1885
B+
$550.00  
Scarce Atlas of Augusta County, VA - Excellent Resource for Genealogical Research

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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...
294 Map of the Arlington Estate, VA. [with report] Military Reservation of Fort Myer and Arlington, VA... Arlington, Virginia
U.S. War Department
1888
A
$200.00  

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This large map shows “all buildings occupied by citizens outside of Fort Myer and the National Cemetery.” Presents an early, small version of Arlington Cemetery surrounded by numerous tracts of land with all buildings shown and residents named. Most interestingly, it does not name the Freedman’s Village in the southern portion, but it does show the buildings and the residents of each. After the p...
295 Map of Washington Ter. Washington
H.R. Page
1883
A
$240.00  

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This large map is a scarce issue of Washington Territory by the little-known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. Development is primarily along the coastline as well as along the railroads in the eastern portion of the territory. The center of the territory is occupied by the large Stevens, Douglas, Kittitass and Yakima counties. A note in Stevens County indicates lands "Reserved for Chief Moses a...
296 [Lot of 2] Map of Wiskonsin Territory, Compiled from the Public Surveys [and] [Manuscript Map] Township No. 48 N Range No. 8 W of the 4 Mer. Wisconsin
1839-50
$180.00  

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A. Map of Wiskonsin Territory, Compiled from the Public Surveys, by U.S. Government, from Sen. Doc. 140, 26th Congress, 1st Session, circa 1839 (24.1 x 34.6"). This uncommon and early map of Wisconsin extends from the surveyed part between the Illinois border and the Wisconsin River north to show all of the Door Peninsula. It was compiled from the surveys of Capt. Thomas Jefferson ...
297 Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin, Containing Maps of Every County in the State, with Many Village and City Plats... Wisconsin
H.R. Page
1881
B+
$1,200.00  

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This uncommon atlas was published by the little known H.R. Page & Co. firm of Chicago. The atlas is divided into two sections - the World & United States, and the state of Wisconsin. The first section contains double-page maps of the world, United States, and 14 states/territories including Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, Indiana, Dakota Territory, Missouri, Kansas, Nebrask...
298 [Untitled - Map of Wyoming Territory] [with] Report of the Governor of Wyoming Wyoming
U.S. Department of Interior
1883
B+
$100.00  

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This 67 page report was issued by the territorial governor, William Hale, and incorporated into the annual report of the Department of the Interior. Included in this report is a small, untitled map of the territory that is characteristic of military expedition maps of the period. It shows the state of surveying confined to the southern portion of the territory along the line of the Union Pacific...
299 Map of the Sources of Snake River with Its Tributaries Together with Portions of the Headwaters of the Madison and Yellow Stone... Yellowstone, Wyoming
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1873
A
$180.00  

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Shows northern Wyoming and the Yellowstone area drawn during Hayden's Geological Survey of 1871. This area later became Yellowstone National Park in 1872 and Hayden's surveying efforts were a significant factor in Congress' decision to create the park. The map shows Yellow Stone Lake, Jackson's Lake, the Snake River and relief through hachure.
300 Map of a Reconnaissance from Carroll Montana Ter. to the Yellowstone National Park and Return Yellowstone, Wyoming
Capt. William Ludlow
1875
B+
$180.00  

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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. This map was produced to accompany Ludlow's official report. In his report, Ludlow says "My own...
301 Yellowstone National Park Yellowstone, Wyoming
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1883
B+
$220.00  

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This map was issued in Hayden's 12th Annual Report for 1879, but not published until 1883. It shows the entire park from the Montana state line south to well beyond Yellowstone, Shoshone, Lewis and Heart Lakes, and from the border with Idaho east to the Yellowstone Range and the east fork of the Yellowstone River. Terrific detail of topography with contour intervals at 100 feet, watershed and nu...
302 The Rocky Mountains Rocky Mountains, Wyoming
1866
A
$3,500.00  
Stunning View of the Rocky Mountains and Native Indians by Albert Bierstadt

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This stunning view of the Rocky Mountains is based on an oil painting by Albert Bierstadt. Born in Germany in 1830, Bierstadt emigrated to the United States when he was a toddler, but returned to Germany for several years to study painting. Drawn to sweeping landscapes, he joined the Honey Road Survey Party in 1859, led by land surveyor Frederick W. Lander. The Honey Road Survey Party was taske...
303 [Untitled - United States and Mexico] [in report] Message from the President of the United States, to the Two Houses of Congress... United States & Mexico
U.S. Gov.
1851
B+
$160.00  

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This Senate volume contains an untitled map of the United States that shows the new borders with Mexico and Canada and identifies army posts, old army posts, land transportation routes, and river/ocean transportation routes. A line from the mouth of the Sabine River in Louisiana north to Lake Superior indicates the "Extreme Limit of Line of Frontier Stations in 1845." Stations to the east of thi...
304 Mexicana Southern United States & Mexico
Bertius/Claesz
1603
A
$220.00  

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Charming miniature map of Mexico and the whole coastline of the Gulf of Mexico. The map appears to be based in part on Cornelis de Jode's Americae Pars Borealis (1593). Mexico City is shown prominently, with a smoking volcano just to the south. A number of other cities are labeled in Mexico, while only rivers and capes are noted in the US. The Rio Grande River is identified as R. Esc...
305 Carte du Mexique ou de la Nlle. Espagne Contenant Aussi le Nouveau Mexique, la Californie, avec une Partie des Pays Adjacents... Southern United States & Mexico
Bonne/Lattre
1771
A
$275.00  

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This attractive map covers the region from the Chesapeake Bay through California with Mexico and Central America. Excellent detail is exhibited, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest. Numerous Indian tribes are named. The tip of Florida is shown fragmented with numerous islands and waterways. A large decorative rococo-style cartouche adorns the map.
306 [Lot of 2] L'Ancien et le Nouveau Mexique, avec la Floride et la Basse Louisiane, Partie Occidentale [and] ... Partie Orientale Southern United States, Mexico & Central America
Rigobert Bonne
1787
$275.00  

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This handsome pair of maps covers the southern United States, Mexico, and Central America. Partie Occidental covers the region of present day southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas and Mexico. Excellent detail, particularly of the Jesuit missions in Mexico and the Southwest, and of the numerous Indian tribes. The map locates San Diego, Santa Fe, Taos, Acapulco, Cabo St. Lucas an...
307 Mexico Southern United States & Mexico, Texas
Sidney Hall
1846
B+
$200.00  

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This is an attractive representation of the present-day southwestern United States, Texas and Mexico. The map depicts the new state of Texas in its stovepipe configuration, bound by the Rio Grande on its western border. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L.. The Great Spanish Road is shown from the Red Riv...
308 Nouveau Mexique et Californie Southwestern United States & Mexico, California
Allain Manesson Mallet
1683
A
$400.00  

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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...
309 Passage par Terre a la Californie Decouvert par le Rec. Pere Eubsebe-Francois Kino Jesuite... Southwestern United States & Mexico
Eusebio Francisco Kino
1705
B+
$900.00  
First Edition of Kino's Map

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Father Kino's important map was the first map to accurately depict the region, in particular the relative positions of the Colorado and Gila rivers and the correct localization of the rivers, valleys and mountains of part of Sonora and Arizona. Kino's map was intended to disprove the California as an Island theory, but instead actually fueled the controversy and thus the map was reprinted many ti...
310 Charte Eines Theils von Nord-America Enthaltend ein Stuck von Neu-Spanien und Louisiana Southwestern United States & Mexico
Pierre Marie Francois, Vicomte de Pages
1786
B+
$800.00  

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This map of Mexico and the southern United States depicts the route of Pierre Marie Francois, Viscomte de Pages, from the mouth of the Mississippi River to Acapulco, Mexico. Pages (1748-93), a French naval officer, completed a circumnavigation of the world and expeditions towards both the north and south poles between 1771-76. During the beginning of his circumnavigation of the world, Pages sail...
311 Mexico, or New Spain; in Which the Motions of Cortes May Be Traced... Southwestern United States & Mexico
Thomas Kitchin
1821
A
$275.00  

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This is a very attractive map of the American Southwest and Mexico. California is labeled New Albion with no detail outside of a few coastal place names. The region of present-day Arizona and New Mexico is well delineated with numerous Indian villages and the locations of missions. The area from New Mexico to Louisiana is named as "Great Space of Land Unknown." The small Texas settlemen...
312 Mexico Southwestern United States & Mexico, Texas
Sidney Hall
1840
A
$300.00  

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This is an early edition of this attractive representation of the present-day southwestern United States, Texas, and Mexico. The Independent Republic of Texas is bound by the Nueces River rather than the Rio Grande on its southern border. In Upper or New California, there is an American Fur Co. Depot on the eastern shore of L. Youta or Salt L.. In New Mexico, the Great Spa...
313 Head Quarters Department of New Mexico Santa Fe, N.M. December 25, 1862 Southwestern United States & Mexico
U.S. War Department
1863
B+
$200.00  

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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 ...
314 Mexico, California and Texas Western United States & Mexico, Texas
John Tallis
1850
A
$350.00  

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This is the first state of this fine steel-engraved map. Texas is shown with its original, large state borders that include much of present-day New Mexico and extend into Colorado. Two vignettes show Mexican peasantry and the ancient Mayan ruins at Uxmal. The very decorative border incorporates native plants of the region. Map drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, vignettes drawn by H. Warren and...
315 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+
$375.00  

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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...
316 History of South America and Mexico; Comprising Their Discovery, Geography, Politics, Commerce and Revolutions ... A Geographical and Historical View of Texas, with a Detailed Account of the Texian Revolution and War... Texas, Mexico & South America
1844
B+
$900.00  
Important Contemporary Account of the Texas Revolution

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This work includes an important history on the Republic of Texas by Lorraine Thompson Pease and a history of South America and Mexico by John Milton Niles. Included in the work are two maps engraved by T. Twitchel, engraved portraits of Generals Santa Anna and Houston, and an engraved frontispiece of the "Battle of Jacinto." The first map, A Map of Mexico and the Republic of Texas (16.3 x...
317 Yucatan Conventus Iuridici Hispaniae Novae Pars Occidentalis, et Guatimala Conventus Iuridicus Mexico & Central America
Montanus/Ogilby
1671
A
$350.00  

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This decorative map covers the region from Mexico City to Panama City and extends to include part of Cuba, and is based on Blaeu's map of the Yucatan peninsula. Cozumel is named, and Lake Nicaragua is presented on an east-west orientation. This map is richly adorned with ships engaged in battle, Neptune and his entourage, and an elaborate title cartouche with Natives, putti, and a large shell.
318 Hispaniae Novae Sivae Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio Mexico
Abraham Ortelius
1579
B+
$450.00  

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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...
319 Nova Hispania, et Nova Galicia Mexico
Jan Jansson
1639
B+
$350.00  

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This decorative map of the central and western coastal regions of Mexico is based on Ortelius. Mexico City is situated on a large lake below the elaborate title cartouche featuring the Royal Spanish Arms. Several gold and silver mines are located in the central region. A galleon and sea monster ornament the Pacific and armadillos walk across the cartouche containing a key locating several sites...
320 [Mexico City to the Gulf] Mexico
A. Kircher
1682
A
$140.00  

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This unusual map is from Kircher's masterpiece, the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theories (sometimes fantastic) in the areas of physics, geography, geology, and chemistry. The map is devoid of political information, except to show Mexico City in the middle of a large lake. Instead it focuses entirely on the subterranean river connecting two lakes w...
321 Hispania Nova Western Mexico
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$120.00  
NO RESERVE

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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 ...
322 St. Francisco de Campeche San Francisco de Campeche, Mexico
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
A
$220.00  

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Large view of San Francisco de Campeche in the Yucatan with numerous warships fighting in the foreground and firing on the fort. A numbered key at the bottom identifies the important sites, and a ribbon-style title cartouche fills the sky.
323 Ancien Mexico / Oud Mexico Mexico City, Mexico
Jacob van der Schley
1760
A+
$160.00  

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This bird's-eye view depicts Mexico City or Tenochtitlan as it was before its destruction by the conquistador Hernan Cortes. The city's complex of islands and bridges is well rendered, as is the surrounding mountainous terrain. In the foreground there are Spanish explorers moving toward the city. Published in a Dutch edition of Prevost's Histoire Generale des Voyages.
324 Nova Isthmi Americani, qui et Panamiensis Item Dariensis, Tabula, in qua Urbes Porto Bello, Panama et Carthagena... Central America & Colombia
Reiner and Joshua Ottens
1730
B+
$550.00  

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This is an early edition of this important map of Panama extending from Honduras to Colombia and as far as Jamaica. The map details the major ports along the route of the Spanish treasure ships to and from Cartagena and Portobello, both shown as fortified cities. The history of this map is complicated; it was issued separately and as part of a large six-part map illustrating the War of Jenkin's ...
325 Isole nelle Piagge della Nuova Spagna... Central America
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1695
A
$550.00  

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This beautifully engraved globe half-gore, or calotte, was created for one of Coronelli's largest globes, a 3.5 foot terrestrial globe. The gore shows the region from southern Mexico and the Yucatan, through Central America, part of Colombia, and extending to Jamaica and Cuba. Inland detail is limited, as Coronelli is well known for making a concerted effort to delineate only verified discoverie...
326 Carte de l'Isthme de Panama et des Provinces de Veragua, Terre Ferme, et Darien. Pour l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Panama
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1754
A
$200.00  

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An attractive, small map featuring good detail of Panama many years before the creation of the Canal and Lake Bayano. Numerous place names including S. Yago on the Azuevo Peninsula, Portobelo, Se. Marie, Panama, etc. Extends to include the Gulf of Darien. Adorned with a delicate title cartouche. This map was published in a Dutch edition of Antoine Francois Prevost d...
327 [5 Maps with Report] Canal - Atlantic to Pacific...[bound in] [House Committee Reports of the 25th Congress, 2nd Session, Volume 2] Panama Canal
U.S. Gov.
1839
A
$180.00  

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Included in this thick, octavo House volume is the 167 page report from the House Committee on Roads and Canals. The report details several possible scenarios for opening a "communication" (railroad or canal) between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with a recommendation that the House of Representatives approve a resolution for the President to enter negotiations with the government of Panama to...
328 The Harbour, Town, & Forts of Porto-Bello in ye West Indies; Taken by Admiral Vernon, 1739 Portobelo, Panama
Henry Overton
1740
B
$1,600.00  
Very Rare Broadside of Vernon's Capture of Portobelo, Panama

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This fascinating broadside 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...
329 Truxillo Fort Trujillo, Honduras
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
B+
$160.00  

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Fine view of Fort Trujillo in Honduras depicted during the attack in 1635 by the Dutch fleet of Admiral van Hoorn. The view is filled with warships and many beautifully engraved details of the port and people within it. A lettered key at the bottom identifies the important sites. Adorned with a ribbon-style cartouche.
330 Pascaerte van Westindien de Vaste Kusten en de Eylanden Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Southern United States
Pieter Goos
1666
B
$1,500.00  
Scarce Sea Chart with Interesting Depiction of the Coastline of the US

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Goos' scarce map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean was based on Hessel Gerritsz' map of the region published circa 1631, which influenced numerous derivatives. Goos included updates from other derivatives, including the cartography of the Gulf of Mexico as depicted by Joannes van Loon, circa 1661, and the mildly sloped coastline of the Southeast U.S. as depicted by Hendrick Doncker, circa 1659....
331 Texas, der Mexicanische Bundesstaat, der Mittelamericanische Bundesstaat, und West Indien Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean & Texas
Edward Winckelmann
1836
B+
$190.00  

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This uncommon German map covers the southern United States, eastern Mexico, Central America, and northern South America. A large inset prominently features the Republic of Texas in its small configuration, and extends to include the western United States and all of Mexico. Additional insets include the Isthmus of Tehuantepec and Isthmus of Panama. Below the map is a color-coded key iden...
332 Culiacanae, Americae Regionis, Descriptio [on sheet with] Hispaniolae, Cubae, Aliarumque Insularum Circumiacientium, Delineatio Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$600.00  

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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 ...
333 Insulae Americanae in Oceano Septentrionali, cum Terris Adiacentibus Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Willem Blaeu
1643
B+
$1,000.00  
Map of the West Indies Based on Voyage of Hessel Gerritsz

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This fine map centered on the West Indies reflects the firsthand knowledge of Hessel Gerritsz during his voyage to South America and the West Indies undertaken in 1628. It covers the same region as the Gerritsz map of 1631; from the Chesapeake Bay to the northern coastline of South America, with the addition of the west coast of Central America. The nomenclature in North America is virtually ide...
334 Carte du Golphe du Mexique et des Isles de l'Amerique. Pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1754
A
$240.00  

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Attractive map of the islands of the Caribbean with the parts of the United States and Mexico that border the Gulf of Mexico, Central America, and the northern coastline of South America. Routes of several explorers are shown, including Cortez, Ponce de Leon, and Hernandez de Cordova, along with many coastal place names. A delicately engraved rococo-style title cartouche fills the upper right.
335 Kaart van de Onderkoningschappen van Mexico en Nieuw Granada in de Spaansche West-Indien Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1765
A
$240.00  

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A fine map covering the southern United States, Mexico, Central America, northern South America and the Caribbean. The peninsula of Florida is shown as an archipelago of small islands, and the mythical Lake Parime is depicted in the interior of South America. There is considerable detail throughout including numerous place names along the coastlines and navigational hazards in the waters....
336 West Indies Gulf of Mexico & Caribbean
1805
B+
$70.00  
NO RESERVE

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This densely engraved map covers the entire Caribbean Basin and Mexico along with portions of North and South America. Florida is divided between East & West. There is good coastal detail and well-developed topography in the interior. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme in London.
337 Carte des Cotes du Golfe du Mexique Compris Entre la Pointe Sud de la Presqu' Ile de la Floride... Gulf of Mexico & Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1800
B+
$950.00  
Important Map for the Texas Collector

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This is one of the earliest charts to name the bays of Galveston and Bernardo (now Matagorda) in Texas. This first French edition was published just one year after the map on which it was based and is nearly identical: Carta Esferica que Comprehende las Costas del Seno Mexicano by Depósito Hidrográfico de Marina of Spain, which was the prototype for maps of the Gulf for many years. Car...
338 Algemeene Kaart van de Westindische Eilanden Caribbean
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
$200.00  

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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.
339 Carte des Isles Antilles dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, avec la Majeure Partie des Isles Lucayes Faisant Partie du Theatre de la Guerre entre les Anglais et les Americains Caribbean
Louis Brion de la Tour
1782
B
$1,000.00  

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This scarce map reflects aspects of the American Revolution as it affected the West Indies. The map depicts the region with fine detail including harbors and towns, anchorages, channels, shoals, banks and navigational hazards. A large block of French text describes the history and significance of the region. The title cartouche features a nautical motif.
340 An Accurate Map of the West Indies with the Adjacent Coast of America Caribbean
John C. Russell
1794
B
$150.00  

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This detailed map of the Caribbean shows mountains, rivers, lakes, towns, bays, islands and shoals. The southern part of the United States, including Florida and the Mississippi Delta, is shown at the top. East and West Florida are depicted. This is one of nine maps engraved by Russell and published in John Reid's An American Atlas. The same nine maps were included in An Historical, Ge...
341 Cuba Insula [on sheet with] Hispaniola Insula [and] Insula Iamaica [and] Ins. S. Ioannis [and] I.S. Margareta cum Confiniis Greater Antilles
Mercator/Hondius
1628
B+
$800.00  

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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. French text on verso, publ...
342 Das Eylandt Cuba mit Deroselben Gelegenheit Cuba
Matthaus Merian
1660
B+
$900.00  

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This scarce engraving of the Dutch and Spanish fleets in Patanca Bay, Cuba illustrates the events in 1628 when the Dutch buccaneer Pieter Hayn captured the Spanish silver fleet. Vignette portraits of General Pieter Hayn and Admiral Cornelius Long overlook the scene with a map of Cuba inset at lower left.
343 Isola Cuba Descritta Dal P. Mro. Coronelli Lettore Publica' Cuba
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
$400.00  

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This scarce, attractive map centers on Cuba, and also shows the lower Bahamas and the Cayman Islands. Most detail is confined to the coastlines. The map is decorative with a quaint title cartouche featuring a shepherd with his sheep and a vineyard cherub.
344 Plano Pintoresco de la Habana con los Numeros de las Casas Havana, Cuba
Bernardo May
1853
A
$1,600.00  
Rare Plan of Havana Surrounded by Vignettes

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This rare plan of Havana is framed by a pictorial border of fourteen tinted lithographic vignettes that reflect the wealth of mid-nineteenth century Cuba. The highly detailed plan (13.2 x 10.2") names all sections of town, streets, rails, and many important buildings. As the title suggests house numbers are indicated on the plan. The Castilio de la Punta, Campo de Marte, the Arsenal, Hospital M...
345 The Island of Jamaica and Cape Gracias a Dios with the Banks Jamaica
Jefferys/Sayer
1775
A
$400.00  

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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...
346 Jamaica from the Latest Surveys; Improved and Engraved Jamaica
Jefferys/Laurie & Whittle
1810
A
$275.00  

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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 ...
347 Carte de l'Isle de Saint Domingue, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Hispaniola
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
$110.00  

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This copper-engraved map of Hispaniola names several capes, ports, and bays running along the coast of the island, as well as identifying numerous towns and rivers inland. A compass rose capped with a fleur-de-lis radiates rhumb lines and a title cartouche draped in garlands adorns the upper left corner.
348 [Francis Drake Attacks Santo Domingo] Quomodo Franciscus Draco, Civitatem S. Dominico in Insula Hispaniola Sitam Expugnauerit Santo Domingo, Hispaniola
Theodore de Bry
1602
A
$275.00  

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This bird's-eye plan shows the battle of Santo Domingo in Hispaniola and is based on a famous map by Baptista Boazio. Under Spanish control, Santo Domingo was once the capital of Spanish America and the largest settlement in the West Indies. Under orders from Queen Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Drake initiated a preemptive strike on the Spanish New World as part of the recently declared Anglo-Spanish...
349 Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of Porto Rico and the Virgin Islands Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Carey & Lea
1822
A
$275.00  

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The map is on a full folio sheet (21.4 x 17.6") with English text giving a brief description of the islands, chief towns, population, government, and history. It shows good detail along the coastline with little inland information. The map is colored to show the possessions of the English, Dutch, and Spanish. Engraved by Kneass.
350 Insulae Antillae Francicae Superiores cum Vicinis Insulis ex Commentariis Manuscriptis et Variis Navigantium Observationibus Descriptae a Petito Geometra Regio Lesser Antilles
Christoph Weigel
1718
A
$240.00  

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This is the northern sheet of a two-sheet map of the Lesser Antilles islands. Each map is complete with its own borders, but the compass rose is split between the two maps. This map includes Guadeloupe, Dominica and Martinique, with numerous place names on Guadeloupe and Martinique. Dominica is uncharted because, while it had been claimed by the French in 1635, it did not contain any colonial s...
351 Map of the Windward Islands; Comprising Barbados, St. Vincent, Grenada, Tobago, St. Lucia & Trinidad... Windward Islands
John Arrowsmith
1839
B+
$220.00  

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This map of the Windward Islands spans from Martinique south to Trinidad and Tobago, with a small sliver of Venezuela depicted as well. Political divisions, place names, and topographical detail are shown on each of the islands, and parentheses by each island's name specifies whether it is a British or French colony. Printed by James, Luke G., and Luke J. Hansard and published by the House of Co...
352 West India Islands Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante & Antigua
John Thomson
1814
B+
$120.00  

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This sheet includes three maps focusing on the islands of Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante, and Antigua in the Lesser Antilles. Each map is filled with excellent detail of the coasts and towns with plenty of fine topographical detail as well. Thomson's publishing business prospered between 1813 and 1869. His maps are noted for their accuracy, strong impression and fine engraving. Engraved by Kirkwood...
353 A North View of Fort Royal in the Island of Guadaloupe... / Vue du Fort Royal dans l'Isle de Guadaloupe du Cote du Nord... Fort Royal, Guadeloupe
Gen. Sir Archibald Campbell
1762
B+
$300.00  
Rare View of Fort in Guadeloupe Under British Control During Seven Years' War

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This rare view is based on a drawing made on the spot by Lieutenant Archibald Campbell of the Royal Engineers in 1759. Guadeloupe was a stronghold for the French, and became a target of the British during the Seven Years' War. In early 1759, a British fleet commanded by Major-General Peregrine Hopson and Commodore John Moore attacked and captured Fort Royal, which was located near Basse-Terre. ...
354 Carte Reduite de l Isle de la Martinique Dressee au Depost des Cartes Plans et Journaux de la Marine... Martinique
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
B+
$475.00  

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Superb, large scale, chart of the island filled with incredible detail. It shows roads, topography, soundings, villages, windmills, and plantations. A large inset "Plan du Cul de Sac Royal de la Martinique" is surrounded by a rococo cartouche, balanced by the floral title cartouche in the opposite corner. Rhumb lines and a compass rose complete the composition. The engraved stamp of the Depot ...
355 Carte de l Isle de la Grenade, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages Grenada
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1758
A
$80.00  

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Very well described chart of the island showing administrative subdivisions (Paroisee du Grand Marquis, etc.), villages, churches, watershed, and some relief. Many features are named along the coastline. The rococo-style title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. At lower left "Tom XV in 4o. No. 14" and lower right "Tome 15 in 8o. Page 446."
356 America Meridionalis South America
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B+
$800.00  

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Superb folio map of the continent that was added by Jodocus Hondius for publication in his continuation of the Mercator Atlas. The interior features the large mythical Parime Lacus straddling the equator and an equally interesting river system. The huge Rio de la Plata flows south from the conjectural Eupana Lacus in Brazil, while the R. Grande flows north from...
357 America Meridionalis South America
Mercator/Cloppenburgh
1630
A
$275.00  

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Charming small map of the continent with two large mythical lakes: Eupana Lacus in Brazil, and an unnamed Lake Parime along the equator in Guyana with the fabled city of gold, Manoa along its northern shore. Tierra del Fuego is attached to a large southern continent. Decorated with a native in southern South America and a large strapwork title cartouche. French text ...
358 Tabula qua Hydrophylacium Andium Exhibetur, quo Universa America Australis Innumeris Fluviis Lacubusque Irrigatur South America
A. Kircher
1682
A
$400.00  

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Very unusual map of South America from one of the first compilations of semi-scientific knowledge about the physical features of the world. The map is totally devoid of political detail with only a few regional names. Instead the map features the principal rivers, lakes, mountains and volcanoes. The mythical Lake Parime is here mistakenly linked to Lake Titicaca (Parime lacus, alias T...
359 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
$110.00  

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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.
360 L'Amerique Meridionale Divisee en Ses Principaux Etats South America
Janvier/Lattre
1782
A
$140.00  

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Attractive copper engraved map of the continent with good detail of coastal regions. Includes numerous place names and a good depiction of the Amazon. Large decorative title cartouche.
361 The Caracas Northern South America
John Pinkerton
1810
A
$300.00  

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This precisely engraved map covers the region from Lake Maracaibo to the Amazon River. The map was issued at the outset of the tumultuous Venezuelan War of Independence and civil war which engulfed the region. The region is divided into Venezuela, Maracaibo, Cumana, and the Spanish, Dutch, French and Portuguese colonies in Guyana. The title reflects the Caracas Junta that led the Venezuelan fig...
362 Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popaian Colombia, Panama & Venezuela
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$120.00   $60.00*
Very Rare Edition Only Published in Historia Mundi

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This is a scarce, small map of Colombia with small portions of Panama and Venezuela. The map is fully engraved to depict the mountainous country and numerous towns and cities. The map is adorned with a compass rose and a strapwork title cartouche. This map is from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas b...
363 Terra Firma et Novum Regnum Granatense et Popayan Colombia
Hondius/Blaeu
1640
B+
$550.00  

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This splendid map of the Isthmus of Panama and northwestern South America includes most of present-day Colombia and part of Venezuela. The map is based on the cartography of Hessel Gerritsz and formed one of the prototypes for South American cartography throughout the rest of the century. Jodocus Hondius engraved the map. After his death, Blaeu obtained the copper plate, added his imprint, and ...
364 Plan de la Baye de Carthagene des Indes Lequel Differe de Ceux qui ont paru Jusqu'a Present... Colombia
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1730
B+
$300.00   $150.00*

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This is a scarce map from Charlevoix's history of the Caribbean. It provides an excellent view of the protected harbor that became Spain's major trading port in the region. The extensive defenses for which the city is famous are clearly delineated.
365 Plan of the Harbour of Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Thomas Jefferys
1762
B+
$300.00   $150.00*

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This rare chart 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.
366 Plan of the City and Suburbs of Carthagena Cartagena, Colombia
Thomas Jefferys
1762
A
$275.00   $140.00*

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This rare bird's-eye plan of Cartagena depicts the fortified city with twenty-six locations identified in the numbered key. Fort St. Philip (Castillo San Felipe de Barajas) and the hospital are shown just outside the city walls. A compass rose orients north to the top right.
367 Venezuela cum Parte Australi Novae Andalusiae Venezuela
Arnoldus Montanus
1671
A
$350.00  

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A beautiful engraving based upon the Hondius/Blaeu map of the region, which was in turn based on the cartography of the important Dutch cartographer, Hessel Gerritsz. The map concentrates on details along the coastlines with the interior graphically engraved to show mountains, forests and rivers. The superb title cartouche is surrounded by Neptune, explorers and maidens, and the distance scale c...
368 Pas-kaart vande Zee Kusten van Venecuela met de Byleggende Eylanden Venezuela
Keulen/Vooght
1700
B+
$1,100.00  
Superb Early Chart of the Venezuelan Coastline Including the ABC Islands

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A superb sea chart covering the Venezuelan coastline and the Netherlands Antilles of Curacao, Bonaire and Aruba. Insets provide detailed information on Curacao and the Dutch fortress and salt works on Isla La Tortuga. The chart is oriented with north at the bottom by two compass roses and includes a large title cartouche featuring Neptune, the lord of the sea, with his entourage. The Van Keulen...
369 Guiana sive Amazonum Regio Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Henricus Hondius
1633
A
$275.00  

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Handsome map extending from the Isla Margarita in the northwest to the coast of northern Brazil near Sao Luis, east of the Amazon delta. The map locates at its center a large inland sea, Parime Lacus, on whose northwestern shore lies the fabled city of Manoa, o el Dorado, or the golden city of the Incas. The search for this city led many explorers, including Sir Walter Raleigh, on ...
370 A Chart of the Coast of Guayana, from the Entrance of the River Orinoco, (in the Lat. 8.30.' N. Long. 61. W. from London) to the Entrance of the River Amazones Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
Mount & Page
1775
B
$180.00  
NO RESERVE

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This navigational chart depicts the coastline from the Orinoco to the Amazon rivers, with many small islands, navigational hazards, and two forts noted (Kick over all Fort and Fort Nassau). Two large insets show the entrances to the Orinoco and Suriname Rivers in great detail, with numerous soundings. The map is attributed to Robert Waddington.
371 Landkaart van de Volkplantingen Suriname en Berbice Suriname
Isaac Tirion
1769
A
$140.00  

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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.
372 A New Chart of the Coast of Guayana from Rio Orinoco to River Berbice, Containing the Dutch Colonies of Poumaron, Issequibo and Demerary, and Berbice Guyana
Laurie & Whittle
1795
B+
$275.00  

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This detailed chart shows the coastline from the mouth of the Orinoco River to the Berbice River. There is excellent detail of soundings, shoals, rocks, and other navigational hazards. A note near the Pomeroon River lists the annual produce of the region, including twelve thousand hogsheads of sugar and rum, five million pounds of coffee, and nine hundred thousand pounds of cotton. Another note...
373 Recens Elaborata Mappa Geographica Regni Brasiliae in America Meridionali, Maxime Celebris Accuratae Delineata Brazil
Matthias Seutter
1730
A
$550.00  

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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,...
374 Kaart van de Aller-Heiligen Baay waar aan de Hoofstad Legt van Brazil Baia de Todos os Santos, Brazil
Isaac Tirion
1769
A+
$150.00  

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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.
375 La Ciudadde S. Salvador Capital del Brasil Salvador, Brazil
Anonymous
1770
B+
$1,400.00  
Rare Spanish Bird's-Eye View of Salvador de Bahia

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Salvador, formerly the capital of Brazil, was a strategic port under Portuguese control. This fine copper engraving shows the walled city of Salvador with ships and boats filling the harbor in the foreground. A lettered key at bottom identifies numerous locations. This anonymous Spanish view is a larger copy of Arnoldus Montanus' view of the city, published in 1671.
376 Paraguay, o Prov. de Rio de la Plata cum Regionibus Adiacentibus Tucuman et Sta. Cruz de la Sierra Central South America, Paraguay
Jan Jansson
1639
B+
$350.00  

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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 Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos ...
377 Peru Peru
Jan Jansson
1646
A
$375.00  

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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 ...
378 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+
$475.00  

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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.
379 Mar di Aethiopia Vulgo Oceanus Aethiopicus South Atlantic
Jan Jansson
1650
B+
$700.00  

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A handsome chart decorated with figurative title cartouche, distance scale, compass rose and multiple rhumb lines. It covers most of South America and the southwestern portion of Africa. Tierra del Fuego is separated from the continent and a huge Terra Australis Incognita appears in the south. Locates several islands in the Atlantic including Dos Picos, Sebald de waerts Eylanden (...
380 Carte de l'Ocean Meridional Dressee pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages South Atlantic
Jacques Nicolas Bellin
1746
A
$200.00  

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This attractive chart of the South Atlantic is centered on a large compass rose with rhumb lines radiating across the ocean. A good portion of the coastlines of South America and Africa are shown with major port cities named. The Prime Meridian is shown through l'Isle de Fer and the Meridian of Paris is shown just west of the coast of Africa. A large rococo title cartouche graces the oth...
381 Pascaerte van Brazil; en Nieu Neder Landt van Corvo en Flores tot de Barbados Western Atlantic Ocean
Henrick Doncker
1659
B+
$800.00  

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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...
382 Situs Insulae Atlantidis, a Mari olim Absorptae ex Mente Aegyptiorum et Platonis Descriptio Atlantic Ocean, Atlantis
A. Kircher
1682
A
$350.00  

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This mythical map of Atlantis is printed with north at the bottom, leaving the coast of America to the right, and Africa and Spain on the left. The Island of Atlantis (Insula Atlantis) is a huge land mass which occupies a majority of the Atlantic Ocean. Two mountains and six rivers are depicted within the island, otherwise the interior is blank. The map is embellished with a fully...
383 Mappa Aestivarum Insularum Alias Bermudas Dictarum... / A Mapp of the Sommer Ilands Once Called the Bermudas... Bermuda
John Speed
1626
B+
$1,800.00  
Speed's Foundation Map of Bermuda

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This handsome map was compiled in 1622 by Richard Norwood. It is the first English printed map published in an atlas to show Bermuda divided into Tribes and Shares. These divisions designated the properties given to the 'Adventurers,' led by Sir George Sommers, who were shipwrecked there in 1609. Speed's map became the standard map of the 17th century and was copied by Blaeu, Jans...
384 Tabula Fluxus et Refluxus, Rationes in Mari Anglico Caeterisque Circumjacentibus Littoribus-Exhibens North Atlantic
A. Kircher
1682
A
$350.00  

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This unusual map is from Kircher's masterpiece, the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theories (sometimes fantastic) in the areas of physics, geography, geology, and chemistry. It was the first book to describe the ocean's currents, shown here with the coastlines of Britain, Scandinavia, Iceland, and the mythical island of Frisland, as well as ske...
385 Les Cotes de la Virginie, les Detroits de Forbisher et de Hudson North Atlantic
Pieter van der Aa
1715
A
$275.00  

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This is the French edition of this interesting map of the North Atlantic that shows parts of the European, African and American continents with Iceland and Greenland at top. From the report of Martin Pring's journey from England to New England in 1603, the sea routes of Captain Pring from the British Isles through the Azores to Plymouth are depicted. Virginia extends into what is present-day Ma...
386 Islandia Iceland
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$200.00  

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Charming miniature map based on the cartography of Bishop Gudbrandur Thorláksson. The island is depicted with its vast mountains, glaciers and fiords and includes several settlements, many places of interest and a dramatic depiction of the volcano erupting on Hekla. A small coastline of the mythical island of Frisland is shown at lower left. German text on verso.
387 Lumen Historiarum per Occidentem... Europe & Mediterranean
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
$550.00  
Scarce Map of Europe & Mediterranean

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Fine map that covers most of Europe, the western Mediterranean Sea and the adjacent African coast. Frans van Haren (more commonly called Haraeus) was a theologian, historian, globe maker and mapmaker from around 1615 to 1624. He prepared two maps centered on the Mediterranean Sea for Ortelius' classical atlas that described the world known to the ancients. The map is surrounded with columns of ...
388 Europa Recens Descripta Europe
Willem Blaeu
1643
B
$2,400.00  
Blaeu's Carte-a-Figures Map of Europe

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This classic map of Europe is presented in the carte-de-figures style with vignettes on three sides. The upper frieze has nine bird's-eye views of Amsterdam, Prague, Constantinople, Venice, Rome, Paris, London, Toledo and Lisbon. The side borders contain the costumes of the noblemen and women of ten European nations. The map is embellished with sailing ships, sea monsters, bears and Neptune rid...
389 Parte Occidentale dell' Europa / Parte Orientale dell' Europa Europe
Vicenzo Maria Coronelli
1691
A
$2,300.00  
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...
390 Patriarchatus Romanus Europe, Roman Empire
Sanson/Covens & Mortier
1730
A
$350.00  

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This handsomely engraved map of the Roman Empire extends from North Africa to Great Britain, and east to the Balkans. It is divided into provinces, and notable cities are named, including Rome, Constantinople, Carthage, and Athens. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche at top left.

See also lots 391 and 600 for other maps depicting the Roman Empire.
391 Theatrum Historicum ad Annum Christi Quadringentesimu in quo tum Imperii Romani tu Barbarorum Circumincolentiu Status ob Oculos Ponitur Pars Occidentalis Europe, Roman Empire
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
$200.00  

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This is the western sheet of this historical two-sheet map illustrating the Roman Empire in the year 400 AD. It covers all of western Europe and a large portion of northern Africa. The map is derived from Delisle's map of 1705 and is flanked by an inset showing the Western Hemisphere. It is filled with extensive notations, including one indicates that a gold coin stamped with the effigy of Augu...
392 Europa Volgens de Nieuwste Verdeeling Europe
Francois Bohn
1794
A
$600.00  

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This is a very uncommon cartographic curiosity showing Europe in a female shape. This map follows the tradition of depicting Europe as a regal queen but with an interesting twist and political commentary. This anti-Napoleonic image demotes Europa from a queen to a homely middle-aged housewife. The figure is superimposed over a map that includes a fair amount of detail. The Iberian Penin...
393 Nieuwe Kaart van Europa 1870 Europe
Emrik & Binger
1870
B+
$900.00  
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 ...
394 Humoristische Karte von Europa im Jahre 1914 Europe, World War I
Leutert & Schneiderwind
1914
A
$1,900.00  
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...
395 [Lot of 9 - World War II Newspaper Maps of Europe] Europe, World War II
1936-46
B+
$300.00  

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This attractive lot contains maps of Europe mostly during World War II. Of particular interest in this group is The Inner Fortress that shows the Nazi Empire boldly colored in a deep red with its outer reaches shaded orange. Within the "Fortress," numerous resources are identified and keyed to a legend including cattle, coal, iron, lead, and petroleum to name a few. Also of interest is t...
396 Angliae, Scotiae, et Hiberniae, sive Britannicar: Insularum Descriptio Britain
Abraham Ortelius
1603
B+
$700.00  
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...
397 Britannicarum Insularum Typus Britain
Abraham Ortelius
1624
A
$1,000.00  

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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...
398 Pascaart Vant Canaal Tusschen Engelant en Vrancryck'Tabula Hydographica Freti seu Canalis' Britain
Jan Jansson
1680
B
$450.00  

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Rare and elegantly engraved chart of the British Isles and English Channel, based on a chart by Anthony Jacobsz from 1644. Place names are confined to the coastlines, and soundings, rocks, shoals, and other navigational information are included. Two decorative compass roses orient north to the right. The title cartouche is flanked by two ancient Britons, who stand upon sea monsters and hold the...
399 De Britanische Eilanden Britain
Nicolas Fils Sanson
1705
A
$200.00  

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Lovely, small map of the British Isles with good detail of the major cities and rivers. The Shetland and Faro Islands are included at the top of the map, while a bit of the coastline of France shows in the bottom right corner. The map is decorated with a large title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling ...
400 Veteris et Novae Britanniae Descriptio Britain
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$140.00  

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Very decorative small map of Britain showing counties and major cities. A decorative inset at upper right depicts the Orkney Islands. Embellished with a compass rose, distance scale with two angels, and a title cartouche featuring the royal coat of arms and a soldier. John Senex's imprint appears at bottom right.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas...
401 [2 Volumes] Britannia: or, a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, Together with the Adjacent Islands Britain
William Camden
1753
B
$1,800.00  
1753 Edition of Camden's Britannia with Maps by Robert Morden

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This is the third edition of Edmund Gibson's English translation of William Camden's Britannia. It is complete with 51 maps engraved by Robert Morden, mostly of counties, along with maps of ancient Britain, England, Scotland and Ireland. It includes desirable maps of Middlesex, Kent, Cambridge and Oxford along with seven plates depicting various Saxon coins. The majority of the maps are ...
402 Les Isles Britanniques, Assujetties aux Observations Astronomiques... Britain
Brion de la Tour/Desnos
1766
A
$140.00  

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A decorative and simply detailed map depicting topography with major place names noted. An inset of the Shetland and Orkney islands and three distance scales are also featured. The cartouche is decorated with garland and an anchor with two oars. The beautifully engraved picture-frame border was printed from a separate plate and was designed in a rococo-style.
403 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+
$500.00  

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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...
404 [Lot of 2] Palaeontological Map of the British Islands [and] Palaeontological Map Sheet No. 2 Britain
W. & A.K. Johnston
1848
B+
$400.00  

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From the first edition of Johnston's scarce The Physical Atlas..., these two matching maps together describe the geology of Great Britain. The first map is the northern sheet which carries the full title in a panel with engraved vignettes of skeletons, fossils, and the head of a Saber-toothed Tiger. The lower sheet contains the legend which identifies an amazing 25 different geological ty...
405 [Lot of 3] England & Wales [and] England and Wales [and] Ireland England, Wales & Ireland
1758-1820
A
$110.00  

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A. England & Wales, by William Darton, published in Darton's New Miniature Atlas, circa 1820 (2.8 x 4.2"). This charming miniature map focuses on key cities and rivers.

B & C. England and Wales [and] Ireland, by John Gibson, published in Atlas Minimus, circa 1758 (2.5 x 3.8"). This matching pair of miniature maps appeared in Atlas Minimus, a poc...
406 Northumbria, Cumberlandia, Dunelmesis Episc. Westmorlandia, et Mania Ins. Northern England
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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A lovely small map of the border region between England and Scotland including the Isle of Man. Decorated with strapwork title and scales cartouches. German text on verso.
407 Oxoniensis Comitatus Descriptio Southern England
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$110.00  
Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

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This lovely small map is centered on Oxford and depicts the county of Oxfordshire. Dozens of small towns are shown and the Thames River is prominently illustrated. A large, decorative title cartouche completes the composition. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.
408 Warwicum, Northhamtonia, Huntingdonia, Cantabrigia, Suffolcia, Oxonium, Buckinghamia, Bedfordia, Hartfordia, Essexia, Berceria, Middelsexia, Southhamtonia, Surria, Catium, et Southsexia Southeastern England
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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Appealing map of southeastern England including London, Salisbury, Oxford, Cambridge, Leicester and Norwich and the Isle of Wight. The map is filled with minutely engraved detail and is graced with an attractive title cartouche. German text on verso.
409 Yorke [on sheet with] Shrowesbury [and] Lancaster [and] Richmont York, Shrewsbury, & Lancaster, England
Braun & Hogenberg
1618
B+
$450.00  

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This handsome engraving depicts bird's-eye plans of the cities of York, Shrewsbury and Lancaster. Each plan contains a numbered key identifying important locations. At bottom right is a view of Richmond Palace, which suffered a fire in 1497, was rebuilt by Henry VII, and then destroyed in the 17th century as a result of the English Civil War. Flanking the views are historical figures representi...
410 Afbeelding van de Stad en Revier van Rochester, Chattam ... 1667 Rochester, England
Daniel Stoopendaal
1691
A
$200.00  

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Lively copper engraving depicting one of the most famous battles in the war between the English and Dutch. The panorama depicts the region of Rochester and the entrance to the River Thames, where the Dutch fleet destroyed and captured numerous British ships, including the Royal Charles. The city of Rochester is well depicted; the river and bay are filled with burning ships. The hills overlookin...
411 London London, England
Francois Halma
1705
A
$550.00  

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This elegant panoramic view presents London after it was rebuilt following the Great Fire of 1666. Centered on the Thames River, the view extends from White Hall to the Tower, with London Bridge, St. Paul's Cathedral and Winchester House prominently featured. In the foreground are townspeople walking about the countryside.

This engraving appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae...
412 [Lot of 3] Plan of Westminster, Nos. 1, II, and III London, England
James Basire I
1835
A
$120.00  

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These three maps present a comparative view of the bustling Westminster section of London over time. Sheet #1 shows Westminster in light orange according to King Edgar's Charter of 951, sheet #2 presents the boundaries in blue according to the Decretal of 1222; and sheet #3 depicts the boundaries in red according to the Letters Patent of August 3rd, 1604. The boundaries on sheet #3 were consiste...
413 London from the South Side of the Thames London, England
London Illustrated News
1861
B+
$950.00  

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This massive and intricately engraved view of Victorian-era London appeared as a supplement to the February 9, 1861 edition of Illustrated London News. Engraved by Robert Loudan after Thomas Sulman, an architectural draftsman who specialized in birds-eye city views, it is an extremely detailed panorama of the city. Thousands of buildings are depicted, and sites of interest are illustrated...
414 Angliae Regni Florentissimi Nova Descriptio, Auctore Humfredo Lhuyd Denbygiense England & Wales
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$800.00  

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Stunning map of England and Wales compiled from Mercator's 1564 wall map of the British Isles and Lhuyd's manuscript map of 1568. The countryside is fully engraved with topographical features and hundreds of towns. This map improved on Mercator's outline of the countries particularly in Cardigan and South Wales, the Devon peninsula, and the Wash and Humber inlets. Interestingly the Caernarvon p...
415 Anglia England & Wales
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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Nicely engraved small map of England and Wales derived from Mercator's map of 1595. Part of Ireland is shown across the Irish Sea, and the coast of Belgium is shown as well. German text on the verso.
416 L'Angleterre England & Wales
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$110.00  

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This small map of England and Wales focuses on political boundaries, rivers, and key cities. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
417 Cornubia, Devonia, Somersetus, Dorcestria, Wiltonia, Glocestria, Monumetha, Glamorgan, Caermarden, Penbrok, Breknoke, et Herefordia Southwestern England & Wales
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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A handsome little map of southwest England, describing Cornwall and south Wales. It is adorned with strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.
418 Lancastria, Cestria, Caernarvan, Denbich, Flint, Merionidh, Montgomery, Salopia, Cardigan, Radnor, Wigornia, et Ins. Anglesey Western England & Northern Wales
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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Small map of the western part of England and northern Wales including the cities of Lancaster, Stafford, Hereford, Cardigan and Flint. Includes the Isle of Man and a small part of the Irish coastline. Decorated with strapwork title and scale cartouches. German text on verso.
419 [The Severn or Channell of Bristoll] Bristol Channel
Capt. Greenvile Collins
1693
B+
$350.00  

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This map shows the Bristol Channel, which divides Wales and the western portion of England with the city of Bristol located at the right of the image. The map is filled with rhumb lines, numerous soundings, and a key at center to important locations. At the lower right is a view depicting the arrival of King William III on 6 September 1690, upon returning from Ireland following the Battle of Bo...
420 Cambriae Typus Auctore Humfredo Lhuydo Denbigiense Cambrobritano Wales
Abraham Ortelius
1592
B+
$475.00  
First Printed Map of Wales

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This charming map of Wales is based on the map of Humphrey Lhuyd from 1568 as well as Mercator's 8-sheet wall map of the British Isles circa 1564. It is filled with details of mountain ranges, forests, and cities and also shows the coast of Ireland with Dublin located. It is beautifully embellished with decorative title and scale of miles cartouches, a large ship, and two sea monsters. Latin te...
421 [Lot of 3] Scotia [and] Scotiae Tabula. II [and] Scotiae Tabula. III Scotland
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$160.00  
Complete Matching Set from English Edition

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
422 'T Koningryk van Schotlandt, in zyne Zuider, en Noorder, Deelen Verdeelt Scotland
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
$160.00  

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Beautiful and well-detailed small map of Scotland, showing the Orkney and Western islands, as well as a bit if the northern coast of Ireland. The map is adorned with a large title cartouche and a garland draped scale cartouche.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Histori...
423 L'Ecosse Scotland
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$110.00  

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Simple, but detailed, map of Scotland, extending north to include part of the Shetland islands. The map shows rivers, mountains, and key cities, and is adorned with a decorative title cartouche. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
424 Scotia Septentrionalis Northern Scotland
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$120.00  

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A delightful small map of northern Scotland filled with the names of towns and decorated with two strapwork cartouches. German text on verso.
425 Hibernia Ireland
Ortelius/Galle
1598
A
$140.00  

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Fine miniature map of Ireland with major cities, rivers and lakes named. North is oriented to the right of the map and it is adorned with a strapwork title cartouche and simple scale of miles. French 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 t...
426 [On 2 Sheets] Irlandiae Regnum Ireland
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B
$600.00  

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Superb early pair of maps covering the whole of Ireland compiled from his landmark map of Britain (1564). These two maps were among five Irish maps Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. The maps are richly engraved with a moiré pattern in the seas and strong topographical features in the interior. The northern section is decorated with sailing ships and a sea monster and there is ...
427 Carte du Gouvernement Civil et Militaire avec l'Etat des Officiers du Royaume d'Irlande Ireland
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
$160.00  

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Folio sheet containing two maps of Ireland (4.4 x 5.5"), one divided into the four provinces and the other showing the major towns in the Kingdom of Ireland. Panels of French text and several tables provide a detailed history of the civil governmental structure, including information on civil service, banks, and the legal system. The coats of arms of Great Britain and the Kingdom of Ireland are ...
428 L'Irlande Ireland
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$110.00  

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Attractive copper engraving of Ireland divided into the provinces of Momonie, Lagenie, Connacie, and Ultonia. Also shows portions of western England and Scotland. Adorned by a decorative title cartouche. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
429 Ultoniae Orientalis Pars Northern Ireland
Mercator/Hondius
1619
B
$190.00  

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Superb early map covering Down and Antrim Counties in Northern Ireland. This was one of five Irish maps Gerard Mercator designed for the second part of his Atlas. It is beautifully engraved with a moiré pattern in the sea, strong topographical features in the interior, and ornamented with a title cartouche incorporating the distance scale. French text on verso.
430 Provincia Ultoniae Northern Ireland
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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This small map provides a detailed view of Northern Ireland and includes a handsome title cartouche. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius for Jansson's revised edition of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso.
431 Canalis Inter Angliae et Galliae Littora / Pascaert van 't Canaal Tusschen Engeland en Vranckryck English Channel
Frederick de Wit
1680
A
$500.00  

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Magnificent chart of the channel and portions of England and France. Filled with rhumb lines and soundings, anchorage locations, hazards, etc. Embellished with a number of very fine sailing vessels, two large and elaborate cartouches, and a compass rose. The Latin title is in a cartouche decorated by a figure of Neptune and other mythological figures. The Dutch title is in a cartouche decorate...
432 Norbegia & Gottia Scandinavia
Ptolemy/Fries
1541
A
$2,300.00  
Uncommon Early Map of Scandinavia

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This early woodblock map of Scandinavia is a reduced-sized version of Martin Waldseemuller's map of 1513, which in turn was based on Nicolaus Germanus' map of 1482. Although the region is beginning to take shape, the depiction is more conjectural the further north it goes. Greenland appears to the north, connected to the mainland by a narrow isthmus. In true Ptolemaic fashion, Scotland is shown...
433 Norvegia et Suecia Scandinavia
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$120.00  

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An appealing small map of Scandinavia and the Baltic region decorated with a strapwork title cartouche. German text on verso.
434 Descriptio Vorticis Norvegiae et Bothniae Eorumque Mirabilium Effectuum, quos in Fluxu et Refluxu Operantur Scandinavia
A. Kircher
1682
A
$240.00  

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This interesting small map shows Scandinavia with two vortices; one off the western coast of Norway and the other in the Gulf of Bothnia linked by an underground canal. The one off the coast of Norway is known as the original maelstrom, a name used to describe a destructive whirlpool. Kircher's work was the first serious effort to describe the physical makeup of the earth, proposing theor...
435 Scandinavia Waar in Leggen de Staten van Denemarken en Sweden Scandinavia
Nicolas Sanson
1705
A
$140.00  

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Strongly engraved map of Scandinavia with very nice detail. The map shows Finland, Lithuania, Sweden, Denmark and Norway and is embellished with a fancy title cartouche. Engraved by Antoine d'Winter.

This map appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genea...
436 Suecia Dania et Norvegia Scandinavia
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$110.00  

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This handsome small map shows the historical regions in Scandinavia and the Baltic. The map is finely engraved to show the topography, forests and locates ancient cities. It is adorned with a decorative landscape cartouche featuring cherubs busily at work.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. ...
437 La Suede Sweden & Finland
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$70.00  

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This map of Sweden extends to include Finland as well. There is good detail of towns, political boundaries, rivers, and topography. Parts of Norway, Empire de Russie, and Poland appear as mostly unengraved areas. Includes a decorative title cartouche in the lower right corner. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
438 Stokholm Stockholm, Sweden
Francois Halma
1705
A
$275.00  

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A lovely panoramic view of Stockholm.

This engraving appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, the Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilement la Geographie Universelle, which first appeared i...
439 Norwege Norway & Denmark
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$95.00  

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While the main map focuses on Norway, the large inset depicts Denmark. Rivers, mountains, and key cities are shown. The drape-style title cartouche features a lovely tree in the background. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
440 [Engravings of Laplanders] Finland, Natives
Philipp Cluver
1711
A
$110.00  

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This sheet shows various aspects of a Laplander's life, including dwellings, summer and winter garments, how they travel by ski and by sled, and how they migrate.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in the 1620s, and the first edition to include maps...
441 Prutenie ou Prusse, Appellee Borusse par Quelques Autres Baltic, Poland
Sebastian Munster
1552
A
$100.00  

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This woodblock map depicts portions of Poland and Kaliningrad Oblast along the Baltic Sea. Towns, rivers, mountains and several tiny animals are depicted in land, while a large ship sails the Baltic. On a full sheet of French text measuring 8.1 x 12.3".
442 Royaume de Pologne Baltic, Poland
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$140.00  

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Simple, but detailed, map of Poland and the Baltic States. The map shows rivers, mountains, and key cities, with a focus on political boundaries. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
443 Livonia Baltic
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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This delightful little map of Estonia and Latvia depicts forests, rivers and major cities. Adorned with a nice cartouche and a stippled sea. Latin text on verso.

This map was published in Filips Galle's series of Epitome, which first appeared in 1588. Galle was unimpressed with the maps in the Spieghel der Wereld, and therefore gradually replaced nearly all of them throug...
444 Livonia Baltic
Mercator/Hondius
1651
A
$140.00  

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Beautiful map of present-day Estonia, Latvia and part of Lithuania. Fully engraved to illustrate the forests, cities and villages and embellished with a strapwork title cartouche and scale of miles. German text on the verso.
445 Prussia Baltic
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$140.00  

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Delightful small map centered on present-day Kaliningrad and including parts of Poland and Lithuania. The map is fully engraved with rivers, lakes, forests and mountains and is filled with place names. The Baltic Sea is filled with an ornate title cartouche, sailing ships, and a sea monster. French text on verso.
446 Daniae Typus Denmark & Sweden
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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Miniature map covering Denmark including that part of Sweden that was then controlled by Denmark. 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 replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome...
447 Daniae Regni Typus [on sheet with] Oldenburg Comit. Denmark & Northern Germany
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$400.00  

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This sheet includes two spectacularly engraved maps, first issued in 1584. The first map shows Denmark, based primarily on the work of Cornelis Anthoniszoon, who is credited in the cartouche at top right. The map is filled with place names but with limited watershed and topographical information. The seas are fully engraved in stipple. The right-hand map depicts the a portion of Lower Saxony b...
448 Iutia Septentrionalis Northern Denmark
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$110.00  

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Charming small map covers the region surrounding Alborg and the Limforden. The strapwork title cartouche incorporates a distance scale. German text on the verso.
449 Fionia Funen, Denmark
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$110.00  

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Charming map of Funen filled with place names and a large forest. Strapwork title and scale of miles cartouches. German text on verso.
450 Koppenhaven Copenhagen, Denmark
Francois Halma
1705
A
$275.00  

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Beautifully engraved bird's-eye view of Copenhagen showing the busy harbor and fortifications.

This engraving appeared in Algemeene Weereld-Beschryving, nae de Rechte Verdeeling der Landschappen, Plaetsen, Zeeën, Rivieren, &c. Geographisch, Politisch, Historisch, Chronologisch en Genealogisch, the Dutch edition of A. Phérotée de la Croix's Nouvelle Methode Pour Apprendre Facilem...
451 Hollandiae Antiquorum Catthorum Sedis Nova Descriptio, Auctore Iacobo a Daventria Netherlands
Abraham Ortelius
1603
A
$1,000.00  

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This spectacular map is centered on Amsterdam and shows the region around the Waddenzee. The map is filled with place names and great detail on the fractured land and waterways in this portion of Holland. Decorated with a large strapwork title cartouche, scale of miles with a divider, fancy 16-point compass rose, and the Royal coat of arms. The seas are fully engraved and decorated with sailing...
452 Les Provinces Unies du Pais Bas Connues sous le Nom de Holande Netherlands
Pierre DuVal
1672
B+
$110.00  

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This miniature map of the Netherlands is divided into provinces and depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is adorned with a decorative title cartouche in the form of a banner. 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.
453 Hedendaagsche Historie, of Tegenwoordige Staat van Alle Volkeren; XVde Deel. Vervolgende de Beschryvinge der Vereenigde Nederlanden, en wel in 't Byzonder van Holland... Netherlands
Isaac Tirion
1744
A
$550.00  

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The Dutch Hedendaagsche Historie was originally based on Thomas Salmon's Modern History. The Dutch work began in 1729 and was not completed until 1803, comprising 43 volumes. The present work, volume 15, is dedicated to the Netherlands and includes 14 city plans, all folding, including attractive renderings of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, and Gouda to name a few. The full listing of plan...
454 Comitatus Hollandiae Nova Descriptio, ex Optimis & Novissimis Delineationibus Designata Western Netherlands
Jan Jansson
1653
A
$550.00  

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This scarce map depicts Utrecht and parts of Friesland and Brabant with their coasts. The details include canals, roads, polders, marshes, and villages with major cities marked in red. Compass roses orient north to the right and a variety of sailing vessels fill the seas. Athena graces the strapwork title cartouche, which is balanced by the coat of arms of Holland. Engraved by Gerard Coeck. S...
455 Amstelodamum, Celebre Emporium Forma Plana Amsterdam, Netherlands
1660
B
$1,800.00  
Rare, Decorative Plan of Amsterdam

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This rare, decorative bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam depicts the city during its Golden Age as one of the leading trading empires of Europe. The plan shows the city center with both the old city walls and the proposed new fortifications prominently depicted at left. This new area is filled with rough sketches of buildings and street blocks to provide the viewer with a general sense of how the land...
456 Plan de la Grande & Fameuse Ville Marchande d'Amsterdam... / Plan van de Wyd Vermaarde en Beroemde Koop Stad Amsterdam... Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jean Covens & Corneille Mortier
1730
B
$1,400.00  
Rare Bird's-Eye Plan of Amsterdam

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This rare, two-sheet bird's-eye plan of Amsterdam views the city from the northeast, across the IJ. The map is based on the city plan compiled in 1662 by architect Daniel Stalpaert and published by Nicolas Visscher, which recorded the addition of the Ring Canals to the city that had begun in 1613. The plan shows the streets, canals, locks, city blocks, and a number of important landmarks in grea...
457 Mechlinia Dominium Nova et Accurata Descriptio Northern Belgium
Mercator/Jansson
1651
A
$110.00  
Rare Edition of Atlas Minor Map

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This charming small map shows the region between Brussels and Antwerp, with the cities of Mechelen and Lier in bird's-eye-plan format. The map is oriented with north to the bottom, and is adorned with strapwork and distance scale cartouches. German text on verso. This map is very rare as it only appeared in the last two editions of Jansson's Atlas Minor in 1648-51.
458 [Lot of 3] Leodiensis Dioec. [and] Limburgensis Ducatus Nova Descriptio Auct. Aegidio Mart [and] Namurcum Comitatus Low Countries
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$100.00  
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
459 Nouvelle Carte des Dix-Sept Provinces des Pays-Bas Low Countries
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
$275.00  

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Fascinating chart of the Low Countries depicting the various battles, both land and sea, between the late 1500's to the early 1700's. All the major fortified cities are graphically depicted with notations of battle dates. Large inset of the English Channel features more sea battles and the cartouche containing the arms of the provinces. A splendid chart providing a synopsis of history.
460 Pays-Bas. Provinces Unies, Westphalie Low Countries
Didier Robert de Vaugondy
1762
A
$80.00  

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This delicately engraved map is filled with details of political boundaries, rivers, and towns. The large decorative title cartouche fills the bottom right corner. The map was engraved by E. Dussy and the cartouche by Arrivet. This is the first state.
461 Montes, Hannoniae Metropolis [on sheet with] Atrebatum, Episcopalis et Metropolitica Artesiae Civitas Western Europe
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B
$300.00  

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This sheet contains two separate panoramic views of Mons in Belgium and Arras in France. Nine locations are identified in the view of Mons, including the Grand Palace and the collegiate church of Sainte-Waudru. In the view of Arras, the Gothic town hall and its grandiose belfry reach high above the city. Latin text on verso.
462 Paskaert van Cales tot Cadix... Western Europe
Johannes van Keulen
1680
B+
$900.00  

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Handsome sea chart covering the Atlantic coastline from the English Channel through the Strait of Gibraltar and Cabo de Gata. The map is oriented with north to the left by two compass roses and provides navigational information including safe anchorages, rocks, shoals, and soundings. It is adorned with two figurative cartouches.
463 Gallia Vetus, ad Iulij Caesaris Commentaria France
Abraham Ortelius
1590
A
$475.00  

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Ortelius based this map of ancient France on information from Caesar's De Bello Gallico. It is engraved to show the mountains, rivers and forests with only a few ancient place names. The names of famous people and tribes of Gallia, as described by Caesar, are listed at sides. It is a handsome map with tiny ships sailing in the seas and three strapwork cartouches containing the title, sca...
464 Galliae Regni Potentiss: Nova Descriptio, Ioanne Ioliveto Auctore France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$350.00  

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A beautifully engraved decorative map of the whole of France based on the work of Jean Jolivet. This richly engraved map is filled with topographical features and numerous cities. The large strapwork cartouche contains text, and a coat of arms is displayed in the stipple engraved sea. This is the second state with increased hachuring along the coast and the appearance of a crack in the plate ad...
465 France, Revised and Augmented, the Attires of the French and Situations of Their Chieftest Cityes Observed by John Speede France
John Speed
1676
A
$1,100.00  

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This attractive copper engraved carte-a-figures map covers France in great detail. Ten figures flank the left and right side of the map showing the King, Queen, a merchant, a lawyer and a farmer to name a few. Above the map are eight town plans including Paris, Orleans and Bordeaux. Imprint of Bassett and Chiswell in the title cartouche. English text on verso.
466 An Exact Map of the Principal Rivers in France France
Philipp Cluver
1711
B+
$80.00  

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This map focuses on the system of rivers and canals in France. The map was published in Philipp Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam, a popular atlas that appeared in over 45 editions during a 100-year period. The first edition was published without maps in the 1620s, and the first edition to include maps was published circa 1641. The various editions were published in differen...
467 The Republic of France Divided According to Its 103 Departments France
Rev. John Blair
1773
B+
$100.00  

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This beautifully engraved, decorative map shows the departments of France. There is fine detail of towns and villages, rivers, and more. The index names all 103 departments with a numeric key to the map at bottom. At left, the northernmost area is shown in an inset on the same scale. Decorative title cartouche and small fleur-de-lis in the Bay of Biscay. Engraved by Thomas Kitchin.
468 Picardiae, Belgicae Regionis Descriptio. Joanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$200.00  

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Superb example of the decorative style of Ortelius, based on the cartography of Jean Surhon. The map is filled with detail of the countryside along the Somme River, includes Abbeville, Amiens, Saint Quentin and La Fere (which was obviously a larger city in the sixteenth century than it is today). Two large and elaborate strapwork cartouches decorate the map at top and bottom. This is the second...
469 [Lot of 4] Lille, Insula [and] Arras [and] Douay [and] S. Omer Northern France
Braun & Hogenberg
1581
A
$400.00  

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This lot of 4 bird's-eye plans of cities in Northern France was published in Civitates Orbis Terrarum (Cities of the World), the first atlas of town plans. Latin text on verso.

A. Lille, Insula (16.8 x 12.8"). Condition: A nice impression on paper with a large coat of arms watermark, a spot of printer's ink residue near top center, and two tiny worm holes along the centerf...
470 Caletensium et Bononiensium Ditionis Accurata Delineatio [on sheet with] Veromanduorum Eorumque Confinium Exactissima Descript. Iohanne Surhonio Auctore Northern France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$140.00  

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Two maps on a folio sheet. Calentensium covers the coastline between Calais and Estaples in very good detail, based in part on a four-sheet map by Nicolas de Nicolay. Veromanduorum covers a small region surrounding Saint-Quentin in northern France. The cartographical source of the map was Jean de Surhon who received royal privilege to make a map of the region in 1557. Each is cov...
471 Franciae Insula Northern France
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$80.00  

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Delightful little map of the area surrounding Paris, embellished with a strapwork cartouche. 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 replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. Th...
472 Carte de la Lorraine ou l'on a Distingue le Pays Messin, le Verdunois et les Toulois; le Barrois et l'Alsace... Northeastern France
Robert de Vaugondy/Delamarche
1792
A
$140.00  

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This detailed map depicts the historical region of Lorraine, now in the administrative region of Grand Est. The map is centered approximately on the city of Nancy, and absolutely filled with details of towns, forests, mountains, and river systems. First issued by Robert de Vaugondy in 1756 and updated by his successor, Delamarche, in 1792.
473 [Lot of 6] Picardia [and] Artesia [and] Bolonia [and] Hanonia [and] Picardia [and] Belovacium Comitatus Northwestern France
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$140.00  
NO RESERVE

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This matching set of maps comes from the English edition of Mercator's Atlas Minor, which was published under the title Historia Mundi or Mercators Atlas by Michael Spark and Samuel Cartwright. After acquiring the plates to the 1607 edition of the Mercator/Hondius Atlas Minor, Sparke republished the maps with text translated into English by Wye Saltonstall. Sparke also had 4...
474 Regionis; Biturigum Exactiss: Descriptio per D. Ioannem Calamaeum [on sheet with] Limaniae Topographia Gabriele Symeoneo Auct. Central France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$160.00  

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Two fine maps on a full folio sheet. The map of Biturigum is centered on Bourges, with the Loire River flowing at the top right of the map to Nevers. The cartography was based primarily on Jolivet's map of 1545. The map of Limaniae is focused on the Allier River valley. This map was based on the work of Gabriel Symeoni. Each map is richly embellished with forests, cities, mount...
475 Burgundiae Ducatus Eastern France
Bertius/Claesz
1606
B+
$80.00  

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This charming map covers the heart of the French wine region, Cote-d'Or, with Dijon, Chalon-sur-Saone, and Autun. It features a strapwork title cartouche. Latin text on verso. This map was originally published in Cornelis Claesz' Map-Treasury, with maps engraved by Jodocus Hondius and Pieter van den Keere.
476 Franche Comte Eastern France
Pierre DuVal
1672
B+
$80.00  

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This miniature map of the Franche-Comte region in eastern France depicts major towns and key topographical features. The map is centered on Besancon and extends from Geneva in the south to Vesoul in the north. 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 Sans...
477 Anjou. Andegavensium Ditionis Vera et Integra Descriptio Western France
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$160.00  

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This is an attractive regional map of France focused on the Anjou region of western France, the present day department of Maine-et-Loire. Angers is at map center and is located next to the Maine and Loire rivers. There are numerous bridges displayed and there is a key at left identifying various islands in the Loire River. Ortelius based the map on a now lost map by Lezin Guyet that was publish...
478 Touraine. Turonensis Ducatus et Confinium Galliae Celticae Descriptio Western France
Abraham Ortelius
1598
A
$150.00  

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Striking map of the Loire River valley with Tours near the center. The map was compiled from cartographic information from Bougereau's Theatre Francois in 1594. Two large strapwork cartouches and distance scale decorate the map, which is beautifully engraved with forests, rivers, cities and villages. French text on verso and published in the first edition of the Theatrum in which ...
479 Avignon Avignon, France
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
$350.00  

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This is a superb panoramic view of Avignon, the residence of the French Papacy during the 14th century. The plan is based on a similar view by Belleforest and prominently features the fabulous palaces along with the city streets, walls, gates, homes, gardens, windmills and even a gallows. The Pont d'Avignon stretches from the city, across the Rhone River, to the village of Villeneuve-les-Avignon...
480 Environs de Paris Paris, France
Nicholas de Fer
1705
B+
$180.00  

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The vicinity of Paris is illustrated in great detail on this finely engraved map. The grand gardens and chateaux are all graphically depicted including Saint Germain, Versailles, Vincennes, and Bois de Boulogne.
481 Hispaniae Veteris Descriptio Spain & Portugal
Abraham Ortelius
1586
A
$400.00  

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Elegant map of the Iberian peninsula depicting the region in ancient times. The map was based on modern information from Clusius' six-sheet map of 1571 with ancient knowledge from Strabo, Appianus, Bongarius, Livius, Valerius Maximus and Suetonius. The region of Gibraltar and Cadiz are included in an inset. The map is beautifully engraved with a stippled sea, strapwork cartouches and calligraph...
482 Hispania Spain & Portugal
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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Delightful miniature map of the Iberian Peninsula that extends to include the Balearic Islands. 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 replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. ...
483 Hispania Nova Descript: Spain & Portugal
Mercator/Jansson
1651
B+
$140.00  

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This small map of the Iberian Peninsula is densely engraved with place names and political divisions. Engraved by Petrus Kaerius (Pieter van den Keere), who engraved many of the maps for Jansson's editions of the Atlas Minor. German text on verso. The alternate German title above the map, Von Argow belongs to the map on the preceding page in this atlas and was mistakenly printed o...
484 Espagne Spain & Portugal
Pierre DuVal
1672
A
$100.00  

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This miniature map of Spain and Portugal shows key cities, rivers, mountains, and political boundaries. 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.
485 Hispaniae Veteris et Novae Descriptio Spain & Portugal
Philipp Cluver
1711
A+
$160.00  

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Attractive small map of the Iberian Peninsula with ancient place names, political divisions and major routes shown. The Balearic Islands are shown in a small inset. Two cartouches are embellished with the Spanish coat of arms, cherubs, and mythological figures including Bacchus and Neptune.

Cluver's Introductio in Universam Geographicam was a popular atlas, appearing in over 45 e...
486 Regnorum Hispaniae et Portugalliae Tabula Generalis de l'Isliana, Aucta et ad Usum Scholarum Novissime Accomodata Spain & Portugal
Johann Baptist Homann
1730
B+
$275.00  

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This terrific, large map of the Iberian peninsula includes the Balearic Islands and part of the northern coast of Africa. It is filled with Homann's typical level of detail, which includes early roads, and is adorned with a marvelous title cartouche supported by two mermen and containing the coats of arms of the fourteen Spanish provinces. A visually striking map with a second cartouche at lower...
487 [Lot of 2] Biscaia et Legio [and] Biscaia, Guipiscoa, Navarra, et Asturias de Santillana Northern Spain
Mercator
1607-31
$300.00  

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A. Biscaia et Legio, by Mercator/Hondius, circa 1607 (7.0 x 5.2"). Charming little map of northern Spain covering the region from Aviles to the border with France and inland to include Zamora and Tordesillas. Title cartouche flanked with winged mermaids and strapwork distance scale. A fanciful little sea monster, with a bird's head and a fish tail, is shown frolicking in the Bay of Bisca...
488 Biscaia et Guipuscoa Cantabriae Veteris Pars Northern Spain
Jan Jansson
1666
B+
$200.00  

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This handsome copper engraved map shows the coastal Basque country in northern Spain. It includes the cities of Santander, Laredo, Bibao and Bayonne (France) and extends inland to Logrono and Calahorra. Three ships sail in the Bay of Biscay and the map is embellished with a compass rose and rhumb lines, coat of arms, title and distance scale cartouches. Blank verso.
489 Carte du Gouvernement de la Cour d'Espagne, de ses Ordres Militaires, de Son Gouvernement Eclesiastique et Celuy des Autres Etats de Cette Monarchie dans l'Europe Central Spain
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1708
A
$110.00  

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This informative sheet includes extensive information on the government and military operations of central Spain. Included are five bird's-eye views of El Escorial, the Alcazar of Toledo, the Royal Palace of Madrid, the Plaza Mayor in Madrid where bullfights took place, and the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. A crack in the plate is visible in the title at far right.
490 Hispalensis Conventus Delineatio, Auctore Hieronymo Chiaves Southern Spain
Abraham Ortelius
1579
A
$400.00  

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This detailed map of Andalusia is from the now lost map by Spanish royal cosmographer Jeronimo de Chaves. The map is centered on Seville and includes the Bay of Cadiz. It is finely engraved to depict the topography and features a sea battle and several monsters off Cadiz. Each corner is adorned with a cartouche or compass rose. This is the second state with stippled seas and French text on ver...
491 [Lot of 2] Hardales [on sheet with] Cartama [and] Sant Juan del Foratche [on sheet with] Jerenna Southern Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1598
B
$500.00  

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A. Hardales [on sheet with] Cartama (19.3 x 14.5"). This sheet contains two separate views of Ardales and Cartama, both in southern Spain. The view of Ardales shows the town positioned along a tributary of the River Guadalhorce, with its fortress jutting high above it in the foothills of the Sierra de Penarruba. The view of Cartama also shows a town and a fortress in a bucolic setting. ...
492 Andaluzia Southern Spain
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
B+
$110.00  

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Miniature map covering the region surrounding Seville. 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 replaced nearly all of them through the various editions of his Epitome. The new maps had simple double-lined bor...
493 Sevilla [on sheet with] Cadiz [and] Malaga Seville, Cadiz, & Malaga, Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1572
B+
$400.00   $200.00*

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This sheet presents three views of important Spanish cities. Seville, Spain's most crucial trading center at the time, is shown at top. El Castillo, a fortress and seat of the Inquisition, is in flames at right, and Yglesia maior, the site where Christopher Columbus was buried, is located at center. Figures dance and ride donkeys on the banks the Guadalquivir. Below Seville is a ...
494 Santander Santander, Spain
Braun & Hogenberg
1575
A
$400.00  

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This lovely view shows the city and harbor of Santander on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Santander was an important Castillian port in the latter part of the Middle Ages, and grew in importance when trade with the New World increased in the 16th century. The view shows several ships in the harbor with a group of people in the foreground displaying the customary dress of the region. Behind the ha...
495 Baia de Cadiz Cadiz, Spain
Ortelius/Vrients
1601
A
$110.00  

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Attractive miniature map of the Bay of Cadiz which includes the city of Cadiz, San Fernando, and the southwestern coast of Spain. A fleet of ships fills the waters. 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 replaced n...
496 Plan of Madrid Madrid, Spain
Stockdale
1808
B+
$100.00  

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This attractive plan of Madrid shows the streets, squares, gardens, important buildings, and surrounding countryside including the Manzanares River. The plan is keyed to a legend at both left and right listing 72 points of interest. The plan was issued near the beginning of the Peninsular War (1807-1814), which was found between Napoleon's French empire and the combined forces of Spain, Portugal...
497 Portugallia olim Lusitania Portugal
Mercator/Hondius
1635
A
$140.00  
NO RESERVE

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Charming little map of Portugal with north oriented to the right of the map. Neptune is shown riding a sea monster in the stipple engraved o