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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Date/Cond   Sold for:    
756 La Geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino... Atlases
Ptolemy/Ruscelli
1574
B+
  $9,000.00
Closed
   
Ruscelli's Complete, Third Edition Atlas

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This is the third edition of Girolamo Ruscelli's translation of Claudius Ptolemy's Geographia. It was revised and corrected by Giovanni Malombra, and was printed by Giordano Ziletti. It is complete with 65 maps; 27 classic and 38 modern, which are enlarged copies of the maps created by Giacomo Gastaldi for his 1548 edition of Ptolemy. These maps demonstrate the amazing advances in geogra...
757 Atlas Portatif, Universel et Militaire, Compose d'Apres les Meilleures Cartes... Atlases
Robert de Vaugondy (family)
1748
B+
  $1,200.00
Closed
   

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A beautiful and complete atlas containing 129 total maps, including folding maps of the world and northern Italy. The atlas begins with maps of the world and the continents of Europe, Asia, Africa, North America, and South America. The remainder of the atlas focuses on various regions throughout Europe with particular emphasis on France, Italy, Germany, and the Low Countries. Includes a beautif...
758 Le Pilote des Iles Britanniques, Publie d'Apres les Ordres du Vice-Amiral Decres, Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies, par le Depot General de la Marine Atlases
Depot de la Marine
1804
A
  $2,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Impressive French Sea Atlas of Coasts of Britain

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This impressive French sea atlas was compiled by Vice Admiral Denis Duc de Decres on behalf of the Depot General de la Marine. The atlas is complete with 32 charts that are listed in a table of contents at the rear of the volume, with each chart bearing the engraved seal of the Depot General de la Marine and the printed price per sheet. Nearly all of the charts are dated, with dates ranging betw...
759 Nouvel Atlas Portatif et Classique de Geographie Ancienne et Moderne... Atlases
Hyacinthe Langlois
1807
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This attractive French atlas contains 29 of the 30 issued plates (missing only the folding map of France). Included are 23 maps of the modern world, 5 maps of the ancient world, and an armillary sphere. Of the 23 modern maps, 2 are world maps and 4 are related to the Americas including North America, South America, the United States, and the West Indies. The map of North America depicts a Ri...
760 A New American Atlas, Designed Principally to Illustrate the Geography of the United States of North America... Atlases
Anthony Finley
1826
B
  $1,800.00
Closed
   
Scarce Finley Atlas Only Published in One Edition

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Finley, who is best known for his A New General Atlas, first published in 1824, with seven editions through 1834, published only one edition of his A New American Atlas. The American Atlas focused on the United States, with one map of the Caribbean, one map of South America, and a comparative mountain chart. The maps were drawn by D. H. Vance and engraved by J. H. Young. Of...
761 An Historical Atlas; in a Series of Maps of the World as Known at Different Periods... Atlases
1830
A
  $1,500.00
Closed
   
An Unusual Atlas with Dark Clouds Covering the Unknown Parts of the World

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A very unusual atlas that covers 21 historical periods from "The Deluge" (2348 BC) until the "General Peace" (1828). Each period is represented by a map on the same scale, with areas that were unknown at that time covered in a layer of dark clouds. Over time, as knowledge of the world increased, the dark clouds on the maps get pushed further and further out until there are no more clouds (the 20...
762 Olney's School Atlas Atlases
A. N. Olney
1844
B
  $200.00
Closed
   

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This is a complete example of Olney's atlas with 24 maps on 9 double-page and 6 single-page sheets including 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...
763 Atlas pour Servir a l'Intelligence des Campagnes de la Revolution Francaise de M. Thiers Atlases
Thunot Duvotenay
1846
B+
  $160.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A very interesting and complete atlas based on Adolphe Thiers' history of the French revolution. It contains 32 maps and plans designed by Duvotenay and engraved by Dyonnet, and each is filled with information including topography, roads, forts and battle lines. Some of the battle plans include Valmy, Jemmapes, Hondschoote, Wattignies, Nerwinde, Fleurus, Montenotte and Millesimo, Castiglione, d'...
764 Atlas de la Geographie Universelle ou Description de Toutes les Parties du Monde sur un Plan Nouveau d'Apres les Grandes Divisions Naturelles du Globe Atlases
Malte-Brun
1863
B+
  $400.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This complete atlas contains 14 double-page and 57 single-page maps. The maps, both modern and ancient, are primarily focused on European regions, but includes maps of each of the continents, the United States, and some regional maps of South America. The single-page map of the United States shows Arizona appearing in the southern portion of New Mexico Territory suggesting the Confederate Ter...
765 Black's General Atlas of the World - New Edition - A Series of Fifty-Six Maps Containing the Latest Discoveries and New Boundaries Accompanied by Introductory Description and Index Atlases
Adam & Charles. Black
1867
B+
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This world atlas is complete with 56 maps and an engraving of flags of nations around the world. The maps include: 4 world maps, celestial hemispheres, solar system, 20 maps of Europe, 8 maps of Asia, 3 maps of Africa, 10 maps of North America, 4 maps of South America, 3 maps of Australia and the South Pacific, and 2 maps of the ancient world. The world map in hemispheres features comparative vi...
766 Asher & Adams' New Statistical and Topographical Atlas of the United States' Atlases
Asher & Adams
1872
B+
  $900.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This large-format atlas of the United States is complete with 28 double-page maps. Asher & Adams' atlases were most notable for their excellent large-format maps of the states west of the Mississippi. The atlas includes a world map on Mercator's projection, a map of Europe, a United States and Territories map, a geological map of the US, and numerous state maps. The maps of Kansas and Nebraska ...
767 The People's Illustrated & Descriptive Family Atlas of the World Indexed Atlases
People's Publishing Co.
1885
A
  $220.00
Closed
   

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This is the eighth edition, revised to 1885 and is complete with 83 single-page and 19 double-page cerographic maps, diagrams and illustrations (maps by George Cram). The atlas includes individual maps for each U.S. state and territory, the Canadian provinces, the world, and continents. It also includes dozens of engraved vignettes of distant civilizations, architecture, wildlife, landscapes, et...
768 [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
1938
  $1,200.00
Closed
   
Ruth Taylor's Pictorial Atlas & Brochure

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A. Our U.S.A. - A Gay Geography, published 1938 (13.1 x 9.5"). 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, 2nd edition atlas contains 54 humorous maps of the states and territories on heavy paper. Wh...
769 Nuclei Historiae Universalis, cum Sacrae, tum Prophanae ad Dies, Annosque Relatae... Geography Books
Gabriel Bucelin
1664
A
  $1,500.00
Closed
   

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This is a Latin edition of Bucelin's Universal History published by Johann Gorlin of Ulm. The volume is divided into six parts, with the last part containing 30 miniature maps derived primarily from Ortelius' Epitome. The maps include Europe, Asia, Africa, the Americas, China, Japan, East Indies, and the balance being European regions. There are also numerous calendars and heraldi...
770 Description des Isles et Terres que l'Angleterre Possede en Amerique avec de Nouvelles Cartes de Chaque Isle && des Terres Geography Books
Richard Blome
1715
B+
  $1,500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
French Edition of Blome's Work on British Colonial Interests in North America with 6 Maps

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This is the second French edition of Richard Blome's guidebook to British colonial interests in North America, The Present State Of His Majesties Isles and Territories in America, first published in 1687. Howes calls Blome's work "a popular but unreliable guide which did much to attract emigration to these shores." The guidebook included chapters on a number of different islands in the Ca...
771 Geografia Universale del Padre Claudio Buffier... Geography Books
Claude Buffier
1761
B+
  $350.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This complete, Italian edition of Buffier's gazetteer was published in Venice by Francesco Pitteri. It contains 18 folding maps, including a double hemisphere Mappamondo and a map of America that both show an insular California. The other maps include the continents of Africa, Asia, and Europe as well as many regional maps of Europe. 439 pages. 16 mo. Hardbound in original...
772 De Gedenkwaardige en al-om Beroemde Voyagien der Spanjaarden na West-Indien... Exploration & Surveys, West Indies
Pieter van der Aa
1706
  $2,750.00
Closed
   
Van der Aa's Compilation of Explorations in the West Indies with 20 Maps

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This fascinating folio volume is part of Van der Aa's compilation of early Spanish American discovery, based on Herrera. The text describes the explorations and discoveries of various explorers, including Christopher Columbus, Amerigo Vespucci, Juan Ponce de Leon, Sebastián de Ocampo, Francisco Hernández de Córdoba, Juan de Grijalva, and Pedro Arias Dávila, among others. Twenty maps accompany th...
773 Allerhand so Lehr: als Geist: Reiche Brief/ Schrifften und Reis: Beschreibungen/ Welche von Denen Missionariis der Gesellschafft Jesu... Exploration & Surveys, California
1726
A
  $1,100.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the first volume of the German edition of Lettres Edifantes (edifying and curious letters) published by Joseph Stocklein. The volume contains 126 letters sent to Europe by Jesuits in North & South America, Africa, and Asia, offering Europeans a new perspective on distant cultures. The volume contains 5 maps including a double-page map of Southeast Asia, a double-page map of northe...
774 Voyage dans l'Interieur de la Chine, et en Tartarie, fait dans les Annees 1792, 1793 et 1794, par Lord Macartney... Exploration & Surveys, China
1804
B+
  $1,100.00
Closed
   
Atlas Volume to the Macartney Embassey to China Complete with 3 Maps and 38 Plates

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This is the rare atlas volume of the third French edition of George Staunton's account of George Macartney's travels to China. Macartney was Britain's first envoy to China, and was tasked by King George III with convincing Emperor Qianlong to ease restrictions on trade between Great Britain and China by allowing the British to have a permanent embassy in the country. This volume includes three l...
775 [2 Volumes] Travels Through the States of North America, and the Provinces of Upper and Lower Canada, During the Years 1795, 1796, and 1797 Exploration & Surveys, North America
Isaac Weld
1807
B+
  $500.00
Closed
   

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Weld, an Irish-born topographer, arrived to Philadelphia in 1795, and his subsequent travels took him through the mid-Atlantic states where he met George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. He then continued to Montreal and Quebec and, following the St. Lawrence River, journeyed to the lakes of Kingston, Niagara and Detroit. His description of the country and its settlements are often unflattering,...
776 [Lot of 4] [2 Volumes] Researches, Concerning the Institutions & Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America...[and] [2 Volumes] Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of the New Continent Exploration & Surveys, Americas
Friedrich Heinrich Alexander von Humboldt
1814
A
  $650.00
Closed
   

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This lot includes the complete two volumes from Researches, Concerning the Institutions & Monuments of the Ancient Inhabitants of America... (vol. 1 - 411 pages, vol. 2 - 324 pages). These "picturesque atlas" volumes contain no maps, but include 19 plates of mostly views, as well as 5 very interesting colored plates of hieroglyphics. Sabin states that "this translation of the text of the ...
777 Narrative of a Second Expedition to the Shores of the Polar Sea, in the Years 1825, 1826, and 1827 Exploration & Surveys, Arctic
Rear Admiral Sir John Franklin
1828
A
  $500.00
Closed
   

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This is the first-hand account of Franklin's second expedition into the Canadian Artic (third polar exploration). In 1825, Franklin and his crew departed Great Bear Lake and traveled 1000 miles down the Mackenzie River. On August 16, Franklin reached the mouth of the Mackenzie, being only the second European to reach this point. After wintering at Fort Franklin back at Great Bear Lake, Franklin...
778 [2 Volumes] Narrative of a Voyage to the Pacific and Beering's Strait, to Co-Operate with the Polar Expeditions: Performed in His Majesty's Ship Blossom... Exploration & Surveys, Northwestern North America
Admiral Frederick William Beechey
1831
B+
Passed
Beechey's Important Account of the Northwest Coast

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This is Beechey's important account of his exploration of the northwest coast of North America, which Sabin describes as "one of the most valuable of modern voyages, containing a most interesting visit to Pitcairn's Island, the coast of California, etc..." Howes describes it as "interesting accounts of Monterey and San Francisco before the American conquest." Frederick William Beechey was appoin...
779 Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, in the Year 1842, and to Oregon and North California, in the Years 1843-44 [with map] Map of the Western & Middle Portions of North America... Exploration & Surveys, Western North America
John Charles Fremont
1846
B
  $400.00
Closed
   

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Fremont's Narrative of the Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains [...] and to Oregon and North California describes one of the most important expeditions of the American West. Fremont and his traveling companion and topographer, George Carl Preuss, launched the expedition from the frontier settlement of Westport at the juncture of the Kansas and Missouri Rivers. There Fremont first ...
780 [GLO Atlas] Message of the President of the United States to the Two Houses of Congress at the Commencement of the Second Session of the Thiry-Seventh Congress Volume IV. Maps Exploration & Surveys, Western United States
General Land Office
1861
B
  $500.00 *Available for Purchase*    
Scarce General Land Office Volume with 18 Maps

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This is one of the scarcer and more desirable volumes issued by the General Land Office. It contains a total of 18 maps (16 folding) and 16 diagrams including the first official map of Colorado Territory (20.8 x 17.8"). It is signed in the plate "Denver City Nov. 1st 1861. Francis M. Case Sur. Genl. Co. Ty." The map has good detail considering this early attempt at mapping the territory. ...
781 Chronographia, o Reportorio de los Tiepos, el Mas Copioso y Preciso q Hasta Ahora ha Salido... History Books
Geronimo de Chaves
1566
B+
  $1,500.00
Closed
   
Rare Western and Eastern Hemisphere Maps

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Geronimo de Chaves was a mathematician, astrologer, cosmographer, and the Royal Professor of Cartography in Seville. First published in 1548, Chaves' Chronographia was divided into four parts dealing with time, geography, astrology and medicine. Subsequent editions were published in 1554, 1561, 1566, 1572, 1576, and 1581 and 1588, although all editions are rare. Included in the section o...
782 Methode pour Etudier l'Histoire, avec un Catalogue des Principaux Historiens, & des Remarques sur la Bonte de Leurs Ouvrages ... Tome V History Books
1735
A
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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This is the "new edition" volume five of Lenglet du Fresnoy's historical work, published by Pierre Gandouin in Paris. It contains eight folding maps, each approximately 9 x 15", and includes North America, South America, Asia, Africa and regions of Europe (Spain, Italy, Scandinavia, Poland). The emphasis on these maps is physical geography with limited political detail. The map of North America...
783 The American Lawyer, and Business-Man's Form-Book; Containing Forms and Instructions... Miscellaneous Books
D.W. Beadle
1851
A
  $70.00 *Available for Purchase*    
First Edition in Excellent Condition

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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...
784 Bibliotecha Americana Vetustissima: A Description of Works Relating to America Published Between the Years 1492 and 1551 - Additions References
1872
B
  $12.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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This is the first edition of this volume by Henry Harisse, which collects notes and additions to accompany the Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima. The focus is on historical and geographical works related to the New World published prior to 1551. It contains 186 articles, a third of which describe extremely rare editions. Paper wrappers, pages uncut. 199 pages.
785 Old Decorative Maps and Charts References
A.L. Humphreys
1926
B+
  $210.00
Closed
   

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This is a special limited edition copy (#32 out of just 100 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 it includes a catalogue of atlases published from...
786 Early Maps of the Ohio Valley - A Selection of Maps, Plans, and Views Made by Indians and Colonials from 1673 to 1783 References
Lloyd Arnold Brown
1959
A
  $100.00
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This reference tells the early history of the upper Ohio River through a selection of 54 maps, plans, and views, with text describing their importance and their makers. There are a number historic illustrations and maps made by Indians and Colonists from 1673 to 1783. 132 pages, with numerous black and white plates. Hardbound in green cloth with gilt titles on spine and a dust jacket.
787 [2 Volumes] A Dictionary of Books Relating to America, from Its Discovery to the Present Time References
1960
B+
  $110.00
Closed
   

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This is the Mini-Print Corp. reprint of the so-called "bibliophilic monument" originally published from 1868-1936. The project was begun by bookseller Joseph Sabin, continued by Wilberforce Eames, the "Dean of American bibliographers," and completed by R. W. G. Vail. This reprint compresses all 29 volumes into just two books. An exhaustive reference for collectors of any stripe. Hardbound in r...
788 [Lot of 2] [Facsimile] The English Pilot - The Fourth Book [and] A Carto-Bibliographical Study of the English Pilot - The Fourth Book with Special Reference to the Charts of Virginia References
1960-67
A
  $200.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A. [Facsimile] The English Pilot - The Fourth Book, by John Seller, published 1967, (12.1 x 20.0"). Facsimile atlas of The English Pilot The Fourth Book (originally published in 1689) from the Theatrum Orbis Terrarum series, published in 1967. This was the first sea-atlas to focus exclusively on American waters. It feature 15 double-page and 5 full-page charts. 148 pages, with bi...
789 The Baltic Sea in Ancient Maps References
1961
B+
  $55.00
Closed
   
NO RESERVE

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Arnolds Spekke's informative reference on the early cartography of the Baltic is a must for collectors of the region. It includes 22 black & white illustrations, including several fold-out maps. One of only one thousand copies. This is a review copy with only paper wrappers. 76 pages.
790 Kino and the Cartography of Northwestern New Spain References
Ernest J. Burrus
1965
B+
  $150.00
Closed
   

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An important work on early mapping of the American Southwest and a full-length study of Kino's work as a scientific cartographer. It identifies thirty-one maps by Kino, three reproduced here for the first time. First edition, limited to 750 copies designed and printed by Lawton and Alfred Kennedy. Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645 - 1711) was a Jesuit missionary who explored Pimeria Alta (northern S...
791 [Facsimile] The Mariners Mirrour References
Lucas Jansz Waghenaer
1966
B+
  $180.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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Waghenaer's Mariners Mirrour is widely considered to be a groundbreaking achievement in hydrographic publication as it combines the sea-atlas with the coastal pilot, creating a marriage of two vital sources of marine navigation into a single, accurate, and systematic guide to coastal navigation. The maps featured in this book are among the finest examples of copperplate engraving, and are ...
792 [7 Volumes and Index] The Celebrated Collection of Americana Formed by the Late Thomas Winthrop Streeter... References
Parke-Bernet Galleries
1966-70
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
793 The Cartography of the Northwest Coast of America to the Year 1800 References
Henry R. Wagner
1968
B+
  $250.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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A valuable reference to the maps of the Pacific Northwest. Volume 1 contains the historical survey of the cartography together with facsimiles of maps. Volume 2 contains a list of the maps with physical descriptions, notes and location of the original of each map, as well as an index and bibliography. Includes reproductions of 40 maps, 12 of which are folding, 543 pages. Reprint of the 1937 fi...
794 Maps and Charts Published in America Before 1800 - A Bibliography References
Wheat and Brun
1969
A
  $75.00
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This is the first edition of this invaluable reference. It is a check-list of maps and charts published separately, as well as those used in books, pamphlets, atlases, gazetteers, almanacs, and periodicals. Hardbound in blue cloth with gilt titles.
795 [Facsimile] Blaeu's Atlas of England Scotland Wales and Ireland... References
Blaeu Family
1970
A
  $240.00
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This gorgeous facsimile compiles all of Blaeu's maps of the British Isles, originally published in 1654 and 1662. It includes title pages from the 1654 and 1662 editions in beautiful full color and 115 maps, five of which are in color. Blaeu's maps of Europe and the world appear in addition to maps of England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland and their counties. An introduction by R.V. Tooley provi...
796 California as an Island - An Illustrated Essay References
1972
B+
  $700.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
797 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
  $75.00 *Available for Purchase*    

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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...
798 [Book and Portfolio] A Description of the Country Virginia's Cartographers and Their Maps 1607-1881 References
1975
B+
  $95.00
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E.M. Sanchez-Saavedra wrote the accompanying text for this portfolio focusing on the cartographic history of Virginia. Published by the Virginia State Library, it includes facsimile reproductions of 9 maps on 20 sheets, 5 of which are in color. Among the maps are Captain John Smith's Virginia, the Fry-Jefferson map of 1775, and Captain Peter S. Michie's startlingly accurate manuscript sur...
799 [Lot of 2] The Mapping of America [and] The United States in Old Maps and Prints References
1980-90
  $60.00
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A. The Mapping of America, by Seymour I. Schwartz and Ralph E. Ehrenberg, published 1980, (11.8 x 10.9"). A significant reference book that presents a detailed, analytic history of the mapping of North America, emphasizing the area that comprises the United States. Two major periods are covered; the first extending from 1500 to 1800 and the second from 1800 to the present. Illustrated wi...
800 Views and Viewmakers of Urban America... References
John W. Reps
1984
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This huge reference book is subtitled Lithographs of Towns and Cities in the United States and Canada, Notes on the Artists and Publishers, and a Union Catalog of their Work, 1825 - 1925. It is the definitive work on the subject of separately published city views of the United States and Canada with over 4,400 referenced including their sizes, dates of publication, titles, artists, lithogr...
801 Les Atlas Francais XVIe-XVIIe Siecles Repertoire Bibliographique et Etude References
1984
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Mireille Pastoureau's comprehensive reference covers French atlases of the 16th and 17th centuries. Nicolas de Fer, Duval, Jaillot, Manesson-Mallet, Nolin, Sanson, and Tassin are among the cartographers covered in this epochal work. Text is in French, but the bibliography is navigable whether or not you can read the language. An indispensable reference for collectors interested in French cartog...
802 The Mapping of the World - Early Printed World Maps 1472-1700 References
Rodney W. Shirley
1987
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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 titling at spine, with illustrated dust jacket....
803 [Lot of 2] Cartographia - Mapping Civilizations [and] Antique Maps and Charts References
1989-2007
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A. Cartographia - Mapping Civilizations, by Vincent Virga, published 2007, (10.4 x 13.3"). This beautiful reference by "America's foremost picture editor" Vincent Virga includes more than 200 maps selected from the Geography and Map Division of the Library of Congress. It features illustrations of rare maps and curiosities, among them Waldseemuller's 1507 map of the world, William Faulkne...
804 Joan Blaeu Wielki Atlas XVII - Wiecznego Swiata References
John Goss
1992
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This is the Polish edition of Goss's terrific book highlighting the work of the Blaeu family. With 100 beautifully reproduced colored maps, the book is a continuation of the effort by the Royal Geographical Society to reproduce important cartographic items for wide public access. Each map is accompanied by an extensive caption written by Goss translated into Polish. A treasure trove of informat...
805 Shedding the Veil - Mapping the European Discovery of America and the World References
Thomas Suarez
1992
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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...

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