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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Low Estimate   High Bid
756 [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+
$2,200.00  
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...
757 Appendiculae Historicae; or, Shreds of History Hung on a Horn References
1891
B
$230.00  
NO RESERVE

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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, ...
758 Old Maps and Their Makers Considered from the Historical & Decorative Standpoints - A Survey of a Huge Subject in a Small Space References
1925
B
$25.00  
NO RESERVE

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This is the first 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. Paperback, 52 pages.
759 Old Decorative Maps and Charts References
A.L. Humphreys
1926
B
$140.00  

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This is the first limited edition (#663 out of 1,500 copies) published by Halton & Truscott Smith Ltd., London, 1926. It is an excellent and sought after reference compiled from maps in the MacPherson Collection, one of the finest collections in existence. Seventy-nine maps are reproduced, including 19 full-color (1 folding) tipped in, and a catalogue of atlases 1477-1875. 4to, hardbound in gil...
760 [Lot of 6 - Exhibition Catalogs] References
1952-98
$120.00  
NO RESERVE

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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...
761 Guide to the Manuscript Maps in the William L. Clements Library References
1959
B+
$40.00  
NO RESERVE

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This reference by Christian Brun, the map and print librarian at the William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan, lists and describes 806 manuscript maps from the library's collection. It includes five black & white maps. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt titles on the spine. 209 pages.
762 [Lot of 2] Virginia Heraldica Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor... [and] Facets of Goochland (Virginia) County's History References
1962-78
$55.00  
NO RESERVE

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A. Virginia Heraldica Being a Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families, by William Armstrong Crozier, published 1978, (5.6 x 8.8"). This fascinating historical record provides genealogical information and coat-of-arms and family crest designs for more than 290 notable Virginia families. Originally published in 1908, this is the reprint edi...
763 [Lot of 2] [2 Volumes - Facsimile] Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782... [and] Lewis & Clark - Voyage of Discovery References
1963-98
$100.00  
NO RESERVE

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A. [2 Volumes - Facsimile] Travels in North America in the Years 1780, 1781 and 1782 by the Marquis de Chastellux - A Revised Translation with Introduction and Notes, by Howard C. Rice, Jr., published 1963, black & white (6.6 x 9.8"). This updated translation of Chastellux's epochal journals features an introduction, historical notes, and a number of additional black & white illustrations,...
764 The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation References
Skelton, Marston and Painter
1965
A
$25.00  
NO RESERVE

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291 pages with 30 illustrations and maps. This book analyzes 2 documents that surfaced in the late 1950's. The first is a manuscript account of the expedition of Friar Carpini across Central Asia on a mission to the Mongols in 1245-47. The second is a world map including the Western Ocean with representations of Iceland, Greenland and a land mass named "Vinland" (the North American mainland as kn...
765 [Facsimile] Geographia References
Munster/Petri
1966
A
$350.00  

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This fine reproduction of the Sebastian Munster's edition of Ptolemy's Geographia (originally published in 1540) is from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Series of Atlases in Facsimile Third Series - Volume V. Edited by Munster and published by Heinrich Petri, this edition contained 48 maps, including 20 that Munster specifically prepared for this work. Munster probably had more influen...
766 [7 Volumes and Index] The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed by the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter... References
Parke-Bernet Galleries
1966-70
B+
$275.00  

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This is the complete set of auction catalogs for the famous collection of Americana formed by Thomas Streeter, sold by Parke-Bernet Galleries in 1967. Considered one of the five most important sales of the last half of the twentieth century, the catalogues are now considered a standard reference for Americana. Each volume covers a different set of subjects, including discovery and exploration; A...
767 [5 Volumes] Atlantes Neerlandici - Bibliography of Terrestrial, Maritime and Celestial Atlases and Pilot Books, Published in the Netherlands Up to 1880 References
Koeman
1967-71
B+
$900.00  

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This set includes the first five volumes of Koeman's original six-volume reference, a "Bibliography of terrestrial, maritime and celestial atlases and pilot books, published in the Netherlands up to 1880." Koeman published these volumes from Amsterdam between 1967 and 1985. The volumes contain descriptions with illustrations of Ortelius' "Theatrum Orbis Terrarum"; the "Epitome", "Caert-Thresoor...
768 [Facsimile - 2 Volumes] The Blathwayt Atlas - A Collection of Forty-Eight Manuscript and Printed Maps of the Seventeenth Century... [and] ... Volume II. Commentary References
1970-75
B+
$650.00  

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This lot includes the rare Brown University Press facsimile of all 48 Blathwayt maps as well as Jeannette D. Black's terrific reference work. Compiled by British civil servant and politician William Blathwayt circa 1683, the collection of 35 engraved maps and 13 manuscript maps has been described as the first atlas of the British Empire. The maps focus on areas of colonial and commercial interes...
769 California as an Island - An Illustrated Essay References
1972
B+
$650.00  

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John Leighly's rare classic reference on the island of California was published by the Book Club of California. It includes an in-depth 40-page essay on the history of the great cartographic myth, twenty-five black & white plates, and a checklist of 182 maps that feature an insular California. One of only 450 copies printed at the press of Robert Grabhorn and Andrew Hoyem in San Francisco. Rebo...
770 A la Carte - Selected Papers on Maps and Atlases References
Walter W. Ristow
1972
A
$30.00  
NO RESERVE

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This reference features 20 illuminating essays from 9 different experts in the field of cartography. Subject include Apian's 1530 world map, Mercator's atlas of 1595, maps of early America, Captain John Smith's historic map of Virginia, the Walker-Washington map, and John Melish's map of the United States. Most of these essays originally appeared in the Quarterly Journal of the Library of Con...
771 The Southeast in Early Maps with an Annotated Check List of Printed and Manuscript Regional and Local Maps of Southeastern North America During the Colonial Period References
William P. Cumming
1973
B
$100.00  

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The definitive cartographic reference for maps of the Colonial Southeast. It is a comprehensive study of the historical cartography of the southeast region of the North American continent before the American Revolution. With an annotated checklist of printed and manuscript regional and local maps detailing 450 maps issued between 1507 and 1773. University of North Carolina Press, 1973. 284 pag...
772 [Facsimile] Blaeu's Atlas van de Nederlanden... References
Johannes Blaeu
1973
B+
$275.00  

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This lovely facsimile recreates a compilation of maps and text reprinted from various editions of Johannes Blaeu's Grooten Atlas printed in Amsterdam from 1630 to 1662. It includes a 16-page introduction in Dutch. There are 65 maps, including a few in color, and a glorious full-color title page. This is #431 of 550 copies. Unpaginated. Hardbound in blue imitation leather with silver tit...
773 Maps of Famous Cartographers Depicting North America - An Historical Atlas of the Great Lakes and Michigan, with Bibliography of the Printed Maps of Michigan to 1880 References
Louis C. Karpinsky
1977
A
$150.00  

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Important bibliography of the printed maps of Michigan 1804-1880. This 539 page work provides a comprehensive historical perspective of the mapping of the Great Lakes and Michigan. Second edition, unchanged reprint of the 1931 edition. Includes a series of over a hundred reproductions of maps. Hard bound in blue cloth, with gilt titles on front cover and spine and a pictorial dust jacket prote...
774 [Lot of 74] The Map Collector Magazine References
R.V. Tooley
1977-96
B+
$475.00  
A Complete Set

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The Map Collector magazine was founded by Ronald Vere Tooley in 1977. Over the next two decades it built a reputation as a highly respected resource on the history of cartography and collecting antique maps. Each issue contains a wealth of information written by the most respected researchers, collectors and dealers. This lot includes the entire series from issue 1 (December 1977) to the...
775 The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700 References
Rodney W. Shirley
1983
B+
$475.00  

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This standard reference work on world maps includes 18 color-plates and hundreds of black and white illustrations, each with a detailed description and carto-bibliography. The scholarship behind this work is unparalleled, providing comprehensive information about each map. 669 pages, extensive index and appendices. Hardbound in red cloth with gilt and black titling at spine, with illustrated du...
776 Maps of the Holy Land - Images of Terra Sancta Through Two Millennia References
Kenneth Nebenzahl
1986
A
$70.00  

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This book includes the most historically significant and beautiful Holy Land maps, including rare treasures of manuscript illumination and masterpieces of early printing. Lavishly illustrated with approximately 80 colored maps, many of which are double-page and triple-page foldouts. The author, a recognized authority on antique maps, presents maps from European, Byzantine, Arabic and Persian so...
777 [Lot of 2] English Mapping of America 1675-1715 - An Informal Selection of Printed and Manuscript Maps... [and] The De Orbe Novo Collection - Exploration of the New World, 1492-1625 References
1986-2009
A
$35.00  
NO RESERVE

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A. English Mapping of America 1675-1715 - An Informal Selection of Printed and Manuscript Maps Produced During the Formative Years of the English Map Trade, by the Mercator Society, published 1986, black & white (6.8 x 9.5"). 22 important English maps of America are illustrated and described, including works by Seller, Blome, Wells, Thornton, and Moll. Gray paper wrappers. Condition: Nea...
778 [Lot of 67 Facsimile Maps] Confederate Engineers' Maps - Jeremy Francis Gilmer Collection References
1989
A
$350.00  

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The Virginia Historical Society published these black and white reproductions of the manuscript maps made by Confederate engineers during the Civil War. These 67 maps (on 94 sheets) depict counties in Virginia and North Carolina, locating roads, bridges, railroads, waterways, farms, and plantations and featuring rich topographical detail. The Society's goal in preserving the large format ...
779 Shedding the Veil - Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World References
Thomas Suarez
1992
A+
$90.00  
NO RESERVE

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The maps, atlases, portolan charts, and globes chosen for this scholarly volume were selected to reveal the European discovery of the world, the history of the world's lifting its veil to explorers and mapmakers. The works are from the Sidney R. Knafel Collection, which covers the years 1434 to 1865. 203 pages, illustrated with 25 color plates. Hardbound in simulated leather with gilt letterin...
780 Mapping the Continent of Asia References
1994
A
$60.00  
NO RESERVE

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Compiled by Julie Yeo of Antiques of the Orient, Singapore. This well-illustrated catalog of Asian maps presents the story of the mapping of the continent of Asia. While it is not a complete carto-bibliography, it is still a great reference source on maps of the continent, and virtually the only source to describe the history of Asian commerce, colonization, and exploration through maps from Pto...
781 Ortelius Atlas Maps - An Illustrated Guide References
1996
A
$90.00   $45.00*

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This book by Marcel van den Broecke provides information on the maps which were included in the first regular atlas that ever appeared, Ortelius's Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. It is the standard reference for Ortelius's maps. Includes black and white images of each of the maps discussed. 8vo, hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles on front cover and spine and an illustrated dust jacket.
782 [Lot of 4] Mercator's World The Magazine of Maps, Atlases, Globes and Charts References
1996-2002
A
$30.00  
NO RESERVE

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Mercator's World magazine was founded by Edward Aster and published 44 issues from 1996-2003. The publication is an authoritative reference resource with many articles and illustrations covering a wide range of topics about antique maps, mapmakers, and exploration as well as modern mapmaking. This lot of 4 features the exceptional first issue; Volume 2, Issue 1; Volume 5, Issue 1; and Vol...
783 Norwich's Maps of Africa - An Illustrated and Annotated Carto-Bibliography References
Oscar I. Norwich
1997
A
$80.00  

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This great reference was written by one of the leading collectors of the maps of Africa. The book comprises an in-depth look at the continent from the beginning of the Age of Exploration to modern times. Both maps of the African continent as a whole, as well as regional maps of Africa are catalogued. Second edition, revised and edited by Jeffrey C. Stone. 408 pages filled with illustrat...
784 New England in Early Printed Maps 1513 to 1800 - An Illustrated Carto-Bibliography References
Barbara B. McCorkle
2001
A
$200.00  

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McCorkle's vital undertaking is the first complete and in-depth reference to cover maps of New England printed prior to 1800. It includes over 800 entries with 455 black and white illustrations, starting with Waldseemuller's Tabula Terre Nove, the first separate map of the New World included in an edition of Ptolemy's geography, and ending with a map of the early United States published by...


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