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Browsing North America.  Displaying records 1 - 28.
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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
67 Amerique Septentrionale Divisee en ses Principales Parties... Colonial North America
Sanson/Jaillot
1694
B+
  $1,900.00
Closed
   
Rare First State with California as an Island

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First state of this handsome map showing the island of California with an indented northern coast and the Terre de Iesso Ieco (Japan) just a short distance off its northwestern coast. All five Great Lakes are now shown, with Superior and Michigan open-ended. The Rio del Norte flows incorrectly into the Gulf of California. The lion's share of today's United States is divided...
68 Idea Naturalis Americae Borealis Digito Dei Formata Geographice Proposita Colonial North America
Scherer
1700
A
  $950.00
Closed
   

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This captivating map of North America features a huge island of California, an oversized depiction of the Great Lakes, and a misplaced Mississippi River delta. It is decorated with two cartouches; one is capped with a globe revealing the Western Hemisphere and the other is surrounded with exotic animals, most not native to North America such as a rhinoceros and a lion. The most alluring f...
69 [Lot of 2] America Septentrionalis [and] Die Nord-Pol-Lander... Colonial North America, North Pole
Mueller/Bodenehr
1702
B
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. America Septentrionalis. This rare, tiny map features a large island of California of the Briggs type with a flat northern coast. Terra de Iesso is depicted across a narrow F. Anian to the west of California. Engraved by Bodenehr who drew heavily on Pierre Duval's similar map and includes several of the same anomalies; namely there is a double Hudson Bay, an inacc...
70 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Nicholas de Fer
1704
B+
  $130.00
Closed
   

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This attractive small map includes numerous interesting features. California is shown as an island while the northwest coast remains blank. To the west is a partial outline of Terre de Iesso separated from the continent by the Strait d'Anien. The Great Lakes appear to all be joined, and remain open-ended to the west. The St. Lawrence River flows much too far to the south. ...
71 A New Map of North America Shewing its Principal Divisions, Chief Cities, Townes, Rivers, Mountains, &c. Colonial North America
Edward Wells
1704
B+
  $1,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Wells' Map of North America Featuring California as an Island

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This handsome map features the island of California, which is labeled New Albion, discovered by Sir Francis Drake anno 1577. The general outline of the continent follows Father Louis Hennepin's cartography, and the discoveries in the Mississippi Valley are attributed to him. However, the map makes use of fresh sources, especially in the region under English control. Several English settle...
72 Americque Septentrionale par N. Sanson d'Abbeville Geographe du Roy Colonial North America
Nicolas Sanson
1715
A
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a charming little map of North America with California as an island embellished with a strapwork title cartouche. California is shown with an indented northern coastline in the Foxe form. The detached coastline to the northwest of California is named Terre de Iesso ou Ieco, rather than reflecting Sanson's earlier belief that it was an extension of the American continent. Th...
73 L'Amerique Septentrionale qui fait Partie des Indes Occidentales Dressee Selon les Dernieres Relations des Voiageurs... Colonial North America
Jacques Chiquet
1719
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is an uncommon version of this charming little map of North America. It presents the island of California with an indented northern coast and Cap Blanc, Port des Roys and Pointe de la Cair at the north end of the island. The British colonies are shown confined east of the Appalachians, with France in control of the region between there and the Mississippi River. Spain ...
74 L'Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Observations de Mrs. de l'Academie Royale des Sciences ... Par G. de l'Isle ' Colonial North America
Delisle/Covens & Mortier
1730
A
  $650.00 *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...
75 Carta Geografica dell' America Settentrionale Colonial North America
Giambatista Albrizzi
1740
A
  $400.00
Closed
   

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This is Albrizzi's version of Delisle's landmark map of North America. It is nearly identical to the Delisle map with California returned to its peninsular position rather than as an island. C. Mendocin is the farthest northern point on California, and the north portion of the continent is left blank. The tracks of Cortez, Drake and Olivier are noted in the Pacific, and the Great Lakes a...
76 Amerique Septentrionale Colonial North America
Gilles Robert de Vaugondy
1748
A
  $90.00
Closed
   

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This nice small map of the continent depicts political boundaries. The British colonies are confined to the eastern seaboard, and there is a very large Louisiane. The Ohio River is labeled R. des Ouabaches. Above the peninsula of California, the entire Northwest coast is blank. There is an open-ended bay in Hudson Bay leaving open the possibility of the Northwest Passage. Simple...
77 Amerique Septentrionale Dressee sur les Relations les Plus Modernes des Voyageurs et Navigateurs, ou se Remarquent. Les Etats Unis Colonial North America
Robert de Vaugondy (family)
1783
B+
  $300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $50!

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This is the sixth state of this handsome chart of North America with the removal of "ordinaire du Roi" from the title. The geography is identical to that of the fifth state, which presented several new elements including I. Shelrock, the Bermudas, and several place names along the East Coast. Most importantly, it delineates the new United States. It also improves the configuration...
78 North America Drawn from the Latest and Best Authorities North America
Thomas Kitchin
1787
B+
  $260.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by $90!

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This great map shows good detail in the east with Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia extending to the Mississippi River. The gulf coast is comprised of East and West Florida, with West Florida also extending to the Mississippi. There are numerous early frontier settlements, forts, Buffalo Meadows, and Indian nations located. In the Pacific Northwest, the Straits of Juan de Fuca open up ...
79 [On 4 Sheets] Generalkarte von Nordamerica samt den Westindischen Inseln North America
Franz Anton Schraembl
1788
A
  $750.00
Closed
   

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This large-scale map of North America includes excellent detail of towns, political boundaries, roads, rivers, mines, Indian villages, and tribal territories. The map is a German-language edition of Emmanuel Bowen and John Gibson's An Accurate Map of North America Describing and Distinguishing the British, Spanish and French Dominions on this Great Continent', which was first published in ...
80 A New Map of North America, Agreeable to the Latest Discoveries North America
Robert Wilkinson
1794
B+
  $120.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This small map of North America shows the young United States confined to east of the Mississippi River. Florida is divided into East and West Florida, and a prominent River of the West flows into the Pacific. The west coast is labeled New Albion with a few place names along the coast including Sir F. Drake's H. 1578. The interior is largely blank with the exception of some...
81 Nord America North America
Carl Ferdinand Weiland
1830
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $50!

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This attractive German map of North America names plenty of towns and cities and features good topographical detail. Texas is still a part of Mexico, and the border of Oregon Territory extends well into present-day Canada, reflecting the United States claims to the territory. The Midwest, east of the Rocky Mountains, is identified as Missouri Territory while Wisconsin is labeled Northwest Territ...
82 North America North America
Anonymous
1843
A
  $95.00
Closed
   

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This handsome map of the continent likely comes from a geography book. The Independent Republic of Texas is depicted with a long stovepipe panhandle. California and the present-day southwestern United States are still under Mexican control, and the name New Albion appears by Cape Mendocino. The Northwest extends well into Canada geographically showing the Fifty-four Forty or Fi...
83 A Map of North America, Denoting the Boundaries of the Yearly Meetings of Friends and the Locations of the Various Indian Tribes [and] Aboriginal America, East of the Mississippi [complete with report] North America, Texas
Religious Society of Friends
1844
B+
  $210.00
Closed
   

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This lot contains two interesting maps illustrating the status of Indian nations in the United States in the middle of the 19th century. The two maps are included in the original Some Account of the Conduct of the Religious Society of Friends Towards the Indian Tribes in the Settlement of the Colonies of East and West Jersey and Pennsylvania, which was published by the Religious Society of...
84 North America North America, Texas
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1845
A
  $95.00
Closed
   

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This is later edition of this detailed and finely engraved map that portrays an Independent Texas, with Mexico controlling Nueva California. The boundary between Canada and the United States is depicted along the Columbia River. Filled with well-developed topography, the map names numerous forts, trading posts, and Indian tribes. The course of the Snake River is fairly accurate. ...
85 Bergsystem von Nord-America North America
Hildburghausen Biblio Institut
1848
A
  $50.00
Closed
   

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This intricately engraved map of the continent features trade winds, elevations, and exquisite topographical detail. A chart at bottom compares the elevations of various mountain ranges. It also includes a number of canal profiles. Engraved by H. Schleifmann.
86 North America North America
John Tallis
1851
B+
  $110.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by 15%

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This map, drawn and engraved by John Rapkin, is filled with forts and locates many Indian tribes. Texas is shown in a curious configuration without a panhandle, Western Territory takes up much of present-day Kansas and Oklahoma, and New Mexico is shown as a tiny strip of land above Texas. The vignettes surrounding the map were drawn by J. Marchant and engraved by J. Rogers. These scenes include...
87 New Map of That Portion of North America, Exhibiting the United States and Territories, the Canadas, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Mexico, Also, Central America, and the West India Islands... North America
Jacob Monk
1854
B+
  $700.00
Closed
   
Large Wall Map Featuring an Enlarged Gold Region of California

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This majestic wall map was published just as the country was beginning to expand fully to the Pacific following the land gains after the Mexican War. The gold region in California is remarkably inaccurate with Auburn shown well north of Sacramento City and lying between it and the Marysville/Yuba City area. The Great Basin area is also inaccurate and roughly follows the Fremont model. Filled wi...
88 Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison North America
Smithsonian Institute
1889
B+
  $200.00
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...
89 Linguistic Stocks of American Indians North of Mexico North America
John Wesley Powell
1890
A
  $100.00
Closed
   

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This colorful and useful map helps to understand the possible early linguistic relationships of the various Native American Tribes. This is the first edition and the basis for a similar map that appeared later in the 11th Census of the United States. A small map of the Aleutian Islands is inset at lower left. Chromolithographed by the New York firm of Sackett & Wilhelms. The map was compiled u...
90 A Map of the English Plantations in America Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Herman Moll
1701
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This handsome map is centered on Cuba and extends to the Caribbean, Central America, and north to New England. The topography is indicated simply and includes an unusual Felis Lake west of Pennsylvania. The early colonial settlements of Boston, Cape Cod, James Towne, and Charles Towne are noted. On a full sheet of English text that measures 7.8 x 12.4".
91 Carte qui Contient une Description des Iles & Terres que les Anglois Possedent dans l'Amerique Septentrionale, et en Particulier de la Jamaique... Colonial Eastern North America, West Indies & Bermuda
Henry Abraham Chatelain
1719
B+
  $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...
92 Carte du Mexique et de la Floride des Terres Angloises et des Isles Antilles du Cours et des Environs de la Riviere de Mississipi... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Delisle/Buache
1745
B+
  $550.00
Closed
   

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This important map is credited with accurately showing the course of the Mississippi River and its mouth for the first time. The map influenced later delineations of the Mississippi River by Seutter, Homann, Lotter and others for many years. It is an attractive map that includes much of the present-day United States, Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. The British colonies are confined ...
93 Carte Generale de l'Amerique Septentrionale avec les Possessions Angloises dans Cette Partie du Nouveau Monde, Dressee sur la Carte de Pople... Colonial Eastern North America & West Indies
Crepy Family
1756
A
  $1,300.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! French Index Sheet of Popple's Map

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

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The title of this map contains a very early recognition of the newly formed United States, as 1783 is the earliest that the name appears on a printed map. This is the last issue of Delisle's map that was first issued in 1703 with the title Carte du Mexique et de la Floride. Delisle's map is regarded as the first map to correctly show the course of the lower Mississippi, to accurately plac...


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