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Browsing North America.  Displaying records 1 - 28.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
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 ...


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