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Browsing North America.  Displaying records 1 - 22.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
58 Amerique Septentrionale par N. Sanson... Colonial North America
N. Sanson/Mariette
1669
B
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Important Map for Great Lakes Collectors

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Handsome and important map by Guillaume Sanson, who in partnership with Pierre Mariette, based this map on his father's scarce 1666 wall-map of North America. This depiction replaced Nicolas Sanson's landmark map of 1650 in this atlas. Cartographically it is an amalgam of Sanson's maps of "Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France" and "Le Nouveau Mexique, et La Floride." The Arctic bears the confused cart...
59 America Settentrional di N. Sanson di Abbeville Geografo del Re Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1690
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is an uncommon, re-engraved Italian version of Nicolas Sanson's last map of North America (1666). It presents California as an island with an indented northern coastline, which is labeled Nuovo Albion. The Great Lakes cover most of Nuova Francia and are open-ended in the west. The R. di Nort flows westward from a large lake in Le Apaches country, and empt...
60 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties, ou sont Distingues les uns des Autres les Estats... Colonial North America
Sanson/Mortier
1696
A
  $2,200.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Two-Sheet Map Showing the Island of California

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This beautiful map of the Americas shows California as an island in the style of the second Sanson model (1656) with the indented northern coastline. A small peninsula Agubela de Gato is the only part of the Pacific coastline shown north of California. A strip of Terre de Iesso ou Ieco is shown in the Pacific immediately west of northern California. Santa Fe is shown along ...
61 America Borealis Colonial North America
Scherer
1699
A
  $950.00
Closed
   

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Henrich Scherer, a mathematics professor and Jesuit, produced this work to emphasize the extent of Catholic influence in the New World. The richly engraved map shows the island of California after the Sanson model with a large mountain range. The Great Lakes are prominently depicted and the Mississippi River originates in two large lakes in present-day Canada and empties into the Sinus...
62 Repraesentatio Americae Borealis Cuius Provinciae Vera Fide Illuminatae Umbram non Habent, Reliquae Umbris Immersae Sunt Colonial North America
Scherer
1702
B+
  $600.00
Closed
   

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This is one of the most graphic and beautifully engraved maps in Scherer's series of North American maps. California is depicted as an island with a nearly flat northern coast and only two place names in the south. The map is engraved with various shading to show the areas converted to Christianity, those exposed to the gospel, and those still unenlightened. Lighter shades denote where m...
63 A New Map of North America Shewing Its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains &c. Colonial North America
Edward Wells
1704
B+
  $750.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome map features the island of California, which is labeled New Albion discovered by Sir Francis Drake anno 1577. The general outline of the continent follows Father Louis Hennepin's cartography, and the discoveries in the Mississippi Valley are attributed to him. However, the map makes use of fresh sources, especially in the region under English control. Several English ...
64 Nouvelle Carte de l'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Plus Nouvelles Observations de Messieurs de l'Academie des Sciences et des Meilleurs Geographes... Colonial North America
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This is Chatelain's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. The cartography is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the northwest portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli. T...
65 L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences. & Quelques Autres, & sur les Memoires les Plus Recens Colonial North America
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
B+
  $550.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is Pierre Mortier's re-engraved version of Delisle's foundation map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map, with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. Cape Mendocino is the farthest northern point in California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The Great Lakes are well-defined, based on Coronelli, with French fort...
66 [Lot of 2] Map of the European Settlements in North America [and] Map of the European Settlements in the West Indies North America
Thomas Kitchin
1784
B+
  $240.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A nice pair of maps issued in Abbe Raynal's A Philosophical and Political History of the Settlements and Trade of the Europeans in the East and West Indies. Each map is adorned with a garland-style title cartouche and two distance scales.

A. Map of the European Settlements in North America (9.5 x 12.6"). This map covers the eastern part of North America from Greenland to ...
67 North America North America
1790
A
  $80.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This charming miniature map was created by Reverend Richard Turner and published in his duodecimo geographical textbook in a number of editions in London between 1780-1819. This simple map shows the United States confined east of the Mississippi River, with the entire west labeled Mexico or New Spain. The northwest is indicated as "Parts Unknown." The Great Lakes are given a very rudimen...
68 North America, with the Boundaries of the Thirteen United States, as Settled by the Treaty of 1783 North America
John Payne
1791
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This scarce map was issued in volume two of John Payne's Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System; Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America... It depicts the new nation with its western border on the Mississippi River, with the states of Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia stretching from the Atlantic to the Mississippi. The lands to the west of the Mi...
69 [Lot of 4] A New Map of North America from the Latest and Best Authorities [and] A New Map of Upper & Lower Canada [and] A New Map of Nova Scotia New Brunswick and Cape Breton [and] A Map of Newfoundland North America
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1794
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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These four maps were published in the 1794 London edition (Stockdale) of Morse’s The American Geography, containing 25 maps. It was the first detailed compilation of maps focusing on the individual states and territories of the United States. It predates Scott’s United States Gazetteer, Guthrie’s Geography and Mathew Carey’s American Atlas, all published in 1795.
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70 Amerique Septentrionale North America
Jean Baptiste Poirson
1809
B+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
One of the Most Advanced, Pre-Lewis & Clark Maps of the Western Interior

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This crisply engraved and significant map was issued just two years before the official report of the Lewis & Clark expedition. According to James Walker's thorough "Cartographic First Fruits of the Lewis and Clark Expedition" (see references), Poirson's map of North America is "the most advanced of the pre-1814 maps depicting the western interior." It is one of the early few to locate where Lew...
71 North America North America
Anonymous
1810
B+
  $65.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Finely engraved and detailed map showing numerous place names, topography, Indian tribes and more. A note along the Arctic Circle locates the discoveries of McKenzie and Hearne in the late 18th century. In the northern part of a large Louisiana Territory is a note locating the "Villages of the Tall Indians and Manders". The Stony Mountains stretch in nearly a straight line from the Arcti...
72 Amerique du Nord North America
Dufour/Andriveau-Goujon
1840
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome elephant folio map of North America extends to include Central America and the West Indies. It is based largely on Brue's map of 1834 with some of the best western cartography of the period. Texas is shown as a Republic in a squashed configuration, with many of the early towns, forts and settlements depicted. Mexico is still in control of California and the present-day Sout...
73 Amerique Septentrionale North America, Texas
Victor Levasseur
1843
A
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This richly engraved map of North America shows the United States' claims into present-day Canada reflecting the Oregon boundary dispute. The Republic of Texas is shown, and Mexico's northern border is drawn according to the Treaty of 1819 (here misprinted as 1810). Russia is in control of Alaska. The map is surrounded by beautifully engraved scenes of North and Central America in...
74 A Map of North America, Denoting the Boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the Locations of the Various Indian Tribes North America
Religious Society of Friends
1844
B+
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This map illustrates the status of Indian nations in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. It was issued in Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania (not included), which was published by the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers as they are more com...
75 Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison North America
Smithsonian Institute
1889
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This map poignantly illustrates one of the most tragic episodes in American history; the extermination of the buffalo as a means to control the Native American population. The area once inhabited by buffalo is outlined in red with green and blue regions describing the systematic destruction of these herds. When this map was published in 1889, barely 800 bison were known to exist. This is the hi...
76 Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico North America
John Wesley Powell
1890
B+
  $100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This colorful and useful map helps to understand the possible early linguistic relationships of the various Native American Tribes. This is the first edition and the basis for a similar map that appeared later in the 11th Census of the United States. A small map of the Aleutian Islands is inset at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled u...
77 Pas Kaart van West Indien Behelsende soo Deszelffs Vaste Kusten als d'Onder Behoorende Eylanden aan de Noord Oceaan... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Johannes van Keulen
1687
A
  $3,750.00
Closed
   
Decorative Chart of the Western Atlantic Coast

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This superb chart depicts the coastline of the western Atlantic Ocean from the mouth of the Amazon River in Brazil to Labrador, Canada. Detail is confined to the coastlines, which are filled with place names, including Charleston, Manhattans Eyl., Plymouth, Boston, Salem, and Quebec. The St. Lawrence River is labeled Le Grand Rivier de Canada. The Caribbean islands are well define...
78 Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & Terres que les Anglois Possedent dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, et en Particulier de la Jamaique... Colonial Eastern North America, Caribbean & Bermuda
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1720
A
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A very interesting folio sheet containing seven maps inset into panels of French text. The largest map, Carte de la Jamaique Nouvelle... (9 x 5.7"), shows the island in great detail and includes a large inset of the Gulf of Mexico and West Indies. The other maps illustrate Barbados, Bermuda, and the British colonies in North America (in four regional maps, including Chatelain's only map t...
79 Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America, to Illustrate the History of California, Oregon, and the Other Countries on the North-west Coast of America Western North America, Texas
Robert Greenhow
1844
B
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Features the Republic of Texas with Washington as Capital

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This copper engraved map shows the western part of North America, extending to Acapulco in the south and Alaska to the north including the Bering Strait and a small portion of Russian Asia. The Sandwich Islands are at lower left. Canada is named British America with the region west and south of Hudson Bay called Hudson's Bay Company's Territories. The Red River Settlements ...


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