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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
746 Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, Dresse pour l'Histoire Philosophique & Politique des Etablissemens... Atlases
Bonne/Raynal
1780
A
  $1,000.00
Closed
   

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This is the complete atlas volume for Abbe Raynal's "L'Histoire Philosophique et Politique des Etablissemens et du Commerce des Europeens dans les Deux Indes" and is filled with Bonne's well-drawn maps and charts engraved by Andre. Included are a title page, list of maps, Analyse Succincet de Cet Atlas (28 pp.), and 50 maps. The map contents include two world maps, Europe, Asia, Africa, ten rela...
747 The Cyclopaedia; or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature Atlases
Abraham Rees
1820
B+
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This complete atlas contains 62 copper engraved maps, 61 being double-page, depicting both ancient and modern geography. All of the modern maps are drawn under the direction of Mr. Arrowsmith, the most preeminent English cartographer of the period. A nice set of maps, it includes two world maps, British Possessions in North America, North America, United States and the West Indies. Hardbound in...
748 Atlas Geographique, Statistique, Historique et Chronologique des Deux Ameriques et des Iles Adjacentes... Atlases
Jean Alexandre Buchon
1825
A
  $4,000.00 *Available for Purchase*    
French Edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas

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This very attractive atlas is from the French edition of Carey & Lea's American Atlas. Included are 62 (of 63) maps and tables of North America, South America, the United States and the West Indies. The map of Chile is missing in this example. Each of the maps (52 total) is surrounded by text including economic, political, social and historical data. Of particular interest are the follo...
749 Modern Atlas, on a New Plan; to Accompany the System of Universal Geography; a New Edition, Improved Atlases
William Channing Woodbridge
1831
C+
  $115.00
Closed
   
Reserve reduced by 23%

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This uncommon geography contains six double-page and four single-page maps including a very nice Geographical & Statistical Map of the United States that shows both the state of Missouri and a very large Missouri Territory occupying much of the west. Texas is named the Spanish Province of Texas. An interesting Moral & Political Chart of the Inhabited World' uses a series of ...
750 Worcester's Modern Atlas... Atlases
Lewis & Sampson
1835
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive and uncommon school atlas contains 1 double-page map, 11 single-page maps, and a comparative chart of mountains and rivers. The double-page map of the United States depicts the eastern states with Iowa, Missouri and Arkansas territories all having provisional western borders. The region to the west of the Missouri River is simply West Territory and Emigrant India...
751 A Comprehensive Atlas Geographical, Historical & Commercial Atlases
Thomas Gamaliel Bradford
1835
B+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    
First Edition of Bradford's World Atlas

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This is the first edition of one of the first American atlases to include extensive geographical descriptions to supplement the maps. This increasingly scarce atlas contains sections on the physical view of the world, North America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and ancient history and geography. The maps of North America, the United States, and Mexico all show Mexico extending to the sou...
752 A New General Atlas of Modern Geography - Comprised in Fifty One Maps - Compiled from the Latest and Best Authorities Atlases
John Dower
1840
B+
  $350.00
Closed
   

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This complete atlas contains 51 single-page maps including the world (3), Europe (22), Asia (8), Africa (3), Americas (10), Australia (5), as well as a comparative chart of rivers and mountains. The map of North America still shows Texas as a part of Mexico, and the United States claims in the Pacific Northwest extend well north into Canada, which is unusual for a British atlas. Features detaile...
753 A New Universal Atlas; Comprising Separate Maps of All the Principal Empires, Kingdoms & States Throughout the World... Atlases
Jeremiah Greenleaf
1840
B+
  $4,000.00
Closed
   
Very Rare First Edition of Greenleaf's Atlas with Important Maps of Texas and Wisconsin

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This important and complete atlas is the very rare first edition of Greenleaf's atlas, which was a reissue of David Burr's 1836 edition of A New Universal Atlas. Small changes were made throughout, including the removal of Burr's imprint and the copyright notice (with the erasures still visible on a few maps), as well as the addition of new railroads and counties. Greenleaf also added two...
754 Olney's School Atlas Atlases
A. N. Olney
1844
B
  $180.00
Closed
   

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This is a complete example of Olneys' atlas with 25 maps with several related to the United States as well as maps of the world and continents. The double hemisphere world map includes quaint little vignettes throughout, such as Indians and buffalo in North America, lions and elephants in Africa, a pagoda in China and a kangaroo in Australia. The map of the United States shows New Mexico territor...
755 Chambers's Atlas for the People Accompanied by a Descriptive Introduction Atlases, Texas
William & Robert Chambers
1846
B+
  $500.00
Closed
   

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This scarce and complete issue contains 32 hand-colored maps, including a double-page map of the world, six of the Americas, five of Asia, and one each of Australia and Africa. The maps of North America and the United States depict Texas with its elongated, stovepipe configuration. Quarter-calf with tips over marbled boards. Title page, preface, 48 pages of text, 32 maps, and index.
756 Black's General Atlas: Comprehending Seventy Maps. Engraved on Steel, in the First Style of Art Atlases
Adam & Charles. Black
1853
B+
  $450.00
Closed
   

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This complete atlas contains 7 thematic charts and 56 maps (16 double-page) in all including the world (4), ancient world (2), Americas (10), Asia (8), Africa (4), Australia (3), and Europe (25). Of U.S. interest are maps of North America, the United States (eastern only), Mexico, and an unusual Arctic Regions and British America. The atlas also contains nice maps of...
757 Allgemeine Weltkunde oder Encyklopaedie fur Geographie, Statistik und Staatengeschichte... Atlases
1854
B
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This uncommon encyclopedia and geographical atlas was compiled by Johann Georg August Galletti. It includes 34 single-page maps and 2 double-page maps including the world and a comparative view of rivers and mountains. The majority of the maps are focused on Europe, along with maps of the continents, and a few regional maps including the United States. Both the maps of North America and the Uni...
758 Neuer Atlas der Ganzen erde fur die Gebildeten Stande und fur Schulen... Atlases
Christian & Gottfried Daniel Stein
1856
B
  $210.00
Closed
   

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This large, German school atlas has 22 maps on 24 sheets, several of which are folding. The maps include a double-hemisphere world, Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia and the South Pacific Ocean, the Iberian Peninsula, France, the United Kingdom, the Low Countries, Scandinavia, Denmark, northern German, southern Germany, Austria, Italy, Poland, Russia (on two sheets), G...
759 The Diamond Atlas. With Descriptions of All Countries: Exhibiting Their Actual and Comparative Extent, and Their Present Political Divisions... Atlases
Morse & Gaston
1859
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is a very desirable edition of this small atlas that contains pre-Civil War American state and territory maps. A total of 55 plates and maps include 12 related to physical geography, double-page maps of the world and United States, North America, 3 of Canada, 31 of U.S. states and territories, and 6 of Mexico/Latin America. The United States map shows large territorial configurations in the...
760 Johnson's New Illustrated (Steel Plate) Family Atlas, with Physical Geography, and with Descriptions Geographical, Statistical, and Historical... Atlases
Johnson and Ward
1864
B
  $650.00
Closed
   

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This complete atlas contains 66 beautifully rendered, steel engraved maps, including 34 double-page maps. There are several thematic maps and diagrams interspersed throughout the text that display the geology, weather, tides, agriculture, flags and animal kingdoms of the world. This 1864 edition is the last year with steel engraved plates, with many of the maps featuring vignettes, and some reta...
761 Handy Royal Atlas of Modern Geography Exhibiting the Present Condition of Geographical Discovery and Research in the Several Countries, Empires, and States of the World Atlases
Alexander K. Johnston
1868
B
  $250.00
Closed
   

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This atlas contains 46 double-page maps including the world (2), Europe (21), Asia (8), Africa (4), Americas (8), and Australia (3). Of particular interest are The World in Hemispheres and New Zealand that includes an interesting vignette of the "Southern Alps of New Zealand From the Central Moraine of the Godley Glacier. " The maps are printed on one-side only and bound on tabs in...
762 Handatlas uber alle Theile der Erde und uber das Weltgebaude Atlases
Adolph Stieler
1870
A
  $450.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This handsome and complete atlas contains 84 steel engraved maps in a beautiful combination of hand coloring and printed color with precise engraved lines characteristic of Stieler's fine work. Each map is a study in precision engraving, with exceptional detail and is attached with a binder's stub to allow each map to be opened flat. Of the maps, four are celestial (including a fabulous engravin...
763 Watson's New and Complete Illustrated Atlas of the World Indexed... Atlases
Gaylord Watson
1885
B+
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Complete illustrated world atlas containing eighty-two maps and diagrams with several interesting comparative charts, flags and coats of arms from various nations, and a bird's-eye view of the Holy Land. This atlas uses a licensed edition of Cram's maps with sheets attached to the atlas with a backstrap (uncommon for this late date). Includes fine, double-page maps of Texas and California. Fill...
764 Charles Lubrecht's Pictorial and Comprehensive Atlas of the World Ne Plus Ultra Atlases
Charles Lubrecht
1887
A
  $500.00
Closed
   

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This rare atlas by Charles Lubrecht includes 64 single-page maps 2 double-page maps of the United States and Europe. The maps and plates have been colored by hand, which is unusual for this late date as most publishers had moved to cheaper, faster, printed color. In addition to the maps, tables and diagrams, there are a number of vivid illustrations that make this a very attractive and unusual l...
765 [3 Volumes] Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Atlases
U.S. War Department
1891-95
B
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
Complete Civil War Atlas with 178 Plates

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This is a complete, three-volume set of the government's publication covering the Civil War. The set contains 178 double-page sheets of mostly battle plans and troop movements, as well as several sepia-toned pages of photographs plus sheets of uniforms, weapons and flags. The atlas includes a Title Page, Preface and Table of Contents. These plates were issued between 1891 and 1895 to acc...
766 Superior Reference Atlas - Michigan and the World Atlases
George F. Cram & Company
1904
A
  $230.00
Closed
   

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This is the first edition of Cram's Superior Reference Atlas of Michigan. It is one of a series of atlases published early in the 20th century by the Cram company that highlights an individual state, and contains 20 double-page and 7 single-page maps of U.S. states, territories and the rest of the world. At the back of the volume are 3 maps and 13 pages of text directly related to Michigan. Of ...
767 [Lot of 2] Our U.S.A. - A Gay Geography [and] United Air Lines - A Gay Geography of the Main Line Airway Atlases
Ruth Taylor White
1935-38
  $1,400.00
Closed
   
Ruth Taylor's First Edition Pictorial Atlas & Brochure

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A. Our U.S.A. - A Gay Geography, published 1935 (13.1 x 9.4"). Ruth Taylor White's charming pictorial maps are among the most popular collectible maps of the early 20th century. These whimsical maps, often known as cartographs, combine graphic style, color and comical observation. This complete, first edition atlas contains 54 of these humorous maps of the states and territories on heavy...
768 [2 Volumes] The American Universal Geography, or, a View of the Present State of All the Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics in the Known World... Geography Books
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1793
B
  $200.00
Closed
   
Includes A Very Early Map of Maine

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This married set includes 8 of the 10 called for maps. Part I is dedicated to the Americas and features The District of Main from the Latest Surveys, which is considered the first obtainable map that focuses on Maine. The northwest boundary with Canada has the notation "High Lands Being the Boundaries between the United States and Canada." This gives a northern border further north than t...
769 The United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description of the Several States Their Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Soil, Produce, Climate, Population, Trade and Manufactures... Geography Books
Joseph Scott
1795
B
  $1,300.00
Closed
   
First Edition of the First Gazetteer of the United States

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Joseph Scott was a Philadelphia engraver and publisher who engraved a number of important early state maps for Matthew Carey, a fellow Philadelphian. In 1795, Scott published the first Gazetteer of the United States containing 19 maps of the United States and its territories. Scott engraved all of the maps, as he explains in his preface: "The maps I have drawn and engraved myself, and I trust th...
770 Brookes' General Gazetteer Abridged. Containing a Geographical Description of the Countries, Cities, Towns, Forts, Seas, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Capes, &c... Geography Books
Richard Brookes
1796
A
  $220.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This small geography book contains six folding maps engraved by Benjamin Baker including the world, North America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. In North America, place names are mostly limited to the east coast with East and West Florida depicted. Quivira is located in the west as is a long River of the West. Alaska is still misshapen but beginning to take its proper fo...
771 Elements of Geography: Containing a Concise and Comprehensive View of That Useful Science... Geography Books
Rev. Jedidiah Morse
1796
B
  $150.00
Closed
   

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This the second edition of the work first published in 1795. Elements of Geography was written for students and explains the world as a whole with an emphasis on North America. It also includes sections on Asia, Africa, and Europe and how America was "peopled." The geography includes two small maps: Chart of the World on Mercator's Projection (4.5 x 6"), and A Map of the United...
772 A National Geography, for Schools... Geography Books
Samuel Griswold Goodrich
1846
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Includes an Unusual "Globe Map"

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This school geography is unusual for its inclusion of a removable "globe map" that is secured to the inside front cover. The recto contains a map of the Western Hemisphere and the verso depicts the Eastern Hemisphere. It is mounted on a metal holder which makes the map useful for closer inspection (or even as a fan on warmer days). The volume is profusely illustrated by 220 engravings and 33 m...
773 Americae Pars Quinta, Nobilis & Admiratione Plena... Exploration & Surveys, Western Hemisphere
Theodore de Bry
1595
B+
  $3,000.00
Closed
   
Part V of De Bry's Grands Voyages, with 1 Map and 22 Plates

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This is the first Latin edition of Part V of de Bry's Grands Voyages, chronicling the second part of Girolamo Benzoni's history of the world. Part V includes a map of Mexico, 22 plates of Natives, two title pages, a portrait of Christopher Columbus, and 92 pages of text. The map is Hispaniae Novae Sive Magnae, Recens et Vera Descriptio (17.3 x 13"), which is a particularly interest...
774 Histoire Generale des Voyages, ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes les Relations de Voyages ... Tome Huitieme Exploration & Surveys, India, Sri Lanka & East Indies
Anton Francois Prevost
1750
A
  $400.00
Closed
   
Prevost's Volume on the East Indies with 16 Maps and 10 Plates

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This is a nice example of volume eight of Prevost's history of voyages published in 1750, with maps by Jacques Nicolas Bellin. The volume covers India, Sri Lanka, and the East Indies and includes 16 maps and plans and 10 additional plates. The maps and plans are:

A. Carte de l'Isle de Ceylan (9.5 x 10")
B. Idee de l'Isle de Java (17.1 x 8.1")
C. Plan de Goa ...
775 [3 Volumes] Geschichte der See-Reisen und Entdeckungen im Sud-Meer... Exploration & Surveys
1774
A
  $2,200.00
Closed
   
Hawkesworth's Account of Voyages in the Southern Hemisphere, with Important Maps of Australia

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This is the first German edition of John Hawkesworth's landmark An Account of the Voyages Undertaken by the Order of his Present Majesty for Making Discoveries int he Southern Hemisphere, and Successively Performed by Commodore Byron, Captain Wallis, Captain Carteret, and Captain Cook, which was first published in English in 1773. Volume one features the explorations of Commodore Byron (17...
776 Compendio della Storia Generale de' Viaggi Opera ... Tomo Vigesimoquinto Exploration & Surveys
Jean Francis de La Harpe
1784
B+
  $275.00
Closed
   

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This is Volume 25 of the Italian edition of La Harpe's Histoire Generale des Voyages, which itself was an abridgement of Antoine Francois Prevost's history of voyages. La Harpe edited Prevost's work, eliminating unnecessary and uninteresting passages, and updated it with information on new voyages that had been completed since the prior publication. The current example includes 6 folding ...
777 Voyage of Discovery in the South Sea, and to Behring's Straits, in Search of a North-East Passage; Undertaken in the Years 1815, 16, 17, and 18, in the Ship Rurick Exploration & Surveys
Otto von Kotzebue
1821
B+
  $1,500.00
Closed
   
Second English Edition of Kotzebue's Important Exploration

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This is the second English edition of Kotzebue's important Russian exploration of the Pacific and coastline of North America in search of a Northwest Passage, with additional plates from the first translation. The expedition, the second of its kind for Russia, visited western South America, Easter Island, Hawaii, California, and the northwestern coast of North America including Alaska. Th...
778 [2 Volumes] History of the Expedition Under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clarke, to the Sources of the Missouri, Thence Across the Rocky Mountains... Exploration & Surveys
Lewis & Clark
1842
B
  $220.00
Closed
   

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This is a later edition of Harper and Brothers' abridged two volume set that documents the monumental efforts of Lewis and Clark on their trek across the northwestern United States. Bound into the front of Volume I is a folding map, which is a reduced version compiled by William Clark in 1814, entitled Map of Lewis and Clark's, Track Across the Western Portion of North America, from the Missi...
779 [10 Maps Bound in] Report from the Acting Secretary of the Treasury, Communicating the Annual Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office Exploration & Surveys
General Land Office
1847
B+
  $90.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This early annual report contains ten maps detailing the progress of public surveys in the United States. The maps included with the 230 page report are:

A Sketch of the Public Surveys in Indiana
Sketch of the Public Surveys in Michigan
Sketch of the Public Surveys in Iowa
Sketch of the Public Surveys in Wisconsin
Diagram of the State...
780 Doniphan's Expedition; Containing an Account of the Conquest of New Mexico; General Kearney's Overland Expedition to California... Exploration & Surveys
J.A. & U.P. James
1850
  $250.00
Closed
   

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John Taylor Hughes, author of this book, was the historian of Doniphan's expedition and followed the regiment on its 850 mile march from Fort Leavenworth down the Santa Fe Trail to invade Mexico. He observed and described the hardships of the soldiers on the rough plains and deserts and reported on the military occupation of Santa Fe. The volume also covers General Kearney's overland expedition ...
781 Life Explorations and Public Services of John Charles Fremont. With Illustrations Exploration & Surveys
1856
B
  $36.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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An informative biography covering Fremont's childhood, four expeditions, and his time as a senator. The second and third chapters are directly from Fremont and "gives, with the accompanying illustrations, a perfectly authentic account - as good as can be found - of the interior of the North American continent, its great features, and the races that occupy it." This book features a beautifully en...
782 [3 Maps in] Geology of North America; with Two Reports on the Prairies of Arkansas and Texas, the Rocky Mountains of New Mexico, and the Sierra Nevada of California... Exploration & Surveys
Jules Marcou
1858
B+
  $475.00
Closed
   

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Marcou's report contains one of the earliest geologic maps of the entire contiguous United States entitled Carte Geologique des Etats-Unis et des Provinces Anglaises de l'Amerique du Nord (23 x 16.3"). This colorful map shows the United States and the Baja and identifies twelve different geological types by color. Along the top is a color geological profile of the region from Ft. Smith to...
783 Report of the Commissioner of the General Land Office for the Year 1865 Exploration & Surveys
General Land Office
1865
B
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Presentation Example from GLO Commissioner Edmunds

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This scarce annual report contains 16 folding maps, including 2 of the United States (identical, but one is colored) and 14 hand-colored state survey maps. This example is unusual, however, as text on page 44 indicates that "The diagrams accompanying the annual report of the surveyors general are omitted, and the connected map of the public land States and Territories, brought up to current date ...
784 [Second Annual Report of the United States Geological Survey] Exploration & Surveys, Grand Canyon
John Wesley Powell
1882
B+
  $300.00
Closed
   

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This important and complete volume contains reports on the Grand Canyon by Dutton; plus others including the history of Lake Bonneville; the geology of the Leadville, Comstock, and Eureka districts; the copper-bearing rocks of Lake Superior; and more. Also includes the administrative annual reports of F.V. Hayden, Clarence King, Dutton and others. Filled with colorful geological plates, plus the...
785 Report of the International Polar Expedition to Point Barrow, Alaska... Exploration & Surveys, Alaska
U.S. War Department
1885
B+
  $150.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This 694 page report covers the first three years of Signal Service operations (1881-83) at Point Barrow, Alaska under the command of First Lieutenant P.H. Ray. The volume is divided into seven sections with particular emphasis on meteorology, magnetism, ethnology, and natural history. The report is illustrated by 16 plates including 10 photogravures of natives/scenery, 2 colored bird plates, an...
786 Memoirs of My Life, by John Charles Fremont. Including in the Narrative Five Journeys of Western Exploration, During the Years 1842, 1843-4, 1845-6-7, 1848-9, 1853-4... Exploration & Surveys
John Charles Fremont
1887
A
  $300.00
Closed
   

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John C. Fremont's autobiography was published in 1887, just three years before his death in 1890. His wife, Jessie Benton Fremont helped him write this book and wrote several works that give information about her husband's career. Although the volume is titled "Volume I," only one volume was published; the Library of Congress holds a manuscript for the second volume. Fremont and his colleagues ...
787 [2 Volumes] Histoire des Yncas Rois du Perou, Depuis le Premier Ynca Manco Capac...[and] Histoire de la Conquete de la Floride... History Books
Jean Frederic Bernard
1737
B+
  $1,600.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Reserve reduced by $200! French Edition of Lasso de la Vega's Histories

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This two volume set is the French translation of Lasso de la Vega's "History of the Inca Kings of Peru" (Volume 1) and "History of the Conquest of Florida" (Volume 2). This second volume also contains Hennepin's "A New Discovery Of A Vast Country in America." The volumes feature 14 beautiful plates of native scenes by Picart, and two of the three issued folding maps (missing Carte du Voiage d...
788 The American Lawyer, and Business-Man's Form-Book; Containing Forms and Instructions... Miscellaneous Books
D.W. Beadle
1851
B
  $70.00 *Available for Purchase*    
First Edition

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This is the uncommon first edition with 30 double-page maps and 1 single-page map. The map Utah New Mexico and California shows a huge Gold Region with important rivers named including the Feather and American. There are numerous other state maps, mostly from east of the Mississippi River, as well as nice maps of Louisiana and Texas. The map of the United States shows Oregon Territory, a...
789 Appendiculae Historicae; or, Shreds of History Hung on a Horn References
1891
B
  $170.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This rare and unusual book by Fred W. Lucas centers on a map of present-day New York and part of Canada engraved on a powder horn, likely during the French and Indian War. According to Lucas, "The artist topographer was evidently a man of imperfect education, the spelling is faulty; the topography is generally correct, even to minute details, though there are two or three errors. His ingenuity, ...
790 [2 Volumes - Facsimiles] The Generall Historie of Virginia, New England & the Summer Isles - Together with the True Travels, Adventures and Observations, and a Sea Grammar References
Capt. John Smith
1907
B+
  $210.00
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These two facsimile volumes include three of Captain John Smith's legendary works: The Generall Historie...... (originally published in 1624), The True Travels, Adventures, and Observations... (originally published in 1630), and A Sea Grammar... (originally published in 1627). The Generall Historie... is Smith's epic tale of adventure in the New World. Always having b...
791 Old Maps and Their Makers Considered from the Historical & Decorative Standpoints a Survey of a Huge Subject in a Small Space References
1926
B
  $35.00
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This is the revised second edition of Louis A. Holman's brief but insightful overview of the art of cartography. It discusses many notable cartographers, including Ptolemy, Ortelius, Blaeu, and Speed. The book contains 20 illustrations, many of which are in color. Published in Boston by Charles Eliot Goodspeed, a legend on the American antiquarian book scene. Hardbound, 60 pp.
792 [Lot of 2] [Facsimile] The World Encompassed and Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the World... [and] Sir Francis Drake - A Pictorial Biography References
1926-70
  $140.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. [Facsimile] The World Encompassed and Analogous Contemporary Documents Concerning Sir Francis Drake's Circumnavigation of the World..., by Sir Francis Drake, published 1926 (7.9 x 10.5"). This handsome volume reprints the 1628 edition of the first full-length account of Sir Francis Drake's circumnavigation of the globe written by Drake's nephew and namesake decades after the journey. I...
793 A Link with Magellan Being a Chart of the East Indies, C. 1522 References
1929
B+
  $170.00
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Only 150 copies of this rare and handsome book were published; this is #38. It was privately printed by William Fell for Boies Penrose and features a facsimile of a manuscript chart of the East Indies. The main thesis of the book is that this chart was likely made by the Magellan expedition. The rest of the narrow volume is dedicated to notes on the chart. Hardbound in brown cloth on boards, p...
794 [Lot of 62] Imago Mundi Volumes 1-58 References
Various
1935-2006
B+
  $1,000.00
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This lot includes the complete run of Imago Mundi up until 2006, collecting hundreds of in-depth essays from more than 70 years of cartographic study. A valuable source of reference material on early cartography containing well-illustrated articles. Imago Mundi is the leading scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of cartography. Volumes 1 through 26 are bound, as is...
795 [Lot of 6 - Exhibition Catalogs] References
1952-98
  $90.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This lot includes six fascinating catalogs from exhibitions up and down the East Coast.

A. Mapping Maryland - The Willard Hackerman Collection, by the Maryland Historical Society, published 1998, printed color (8.5 x 11.0"). This handsome book showcases the cartographic history of Maryland, highlighting more than 60 maps in the the Willard Hackerman Collection. It features a brie...

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