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Lot#       Title   Subject/Creator   Period   Low Estimate   High Bid:
149 British America Canada & Alaska
John Tallis
1850 $130.00   $350.00

"This decorative map is surrounded in a delicately engraved border and further embellished with six vignettes. The area mapped extends to show all of today's Canada and Alaska, here called Russian America. In Canada, at least 23 districts are outlined. Dots indicate the numerous forts and principa..."
240 Map of the Lower Mississippi River from the Mouth of the Ohio River to the Head of the Passes, in Thirty Two Sheets... Central United States, Mississippi River
U.S. Gov.
1906 $1,000.00   $375.00

"This impressive portfolio consists of 3 index maps and 31 of 32 detailed maps that follows the course of the Mississippi River from Cairo, Missouri to the entrance of the Gulf of Mexico (missing only sheet 18). The maps include a plethora of information related to the river including islands, shoal..."
291 [Lot of 2] Sketch F No. 6 Showing the Proposed Site of a Beacon on Rebecca Shoal Florida Reef [and] North West Entrance. Key West Harbor, Fla. Surveyed June 5 to 22, 1895... Florida Keys
1851-95 $70.00   $55.00

"A. Sketch F No. 6 Showing the Proposed Site of a Beacon on Rebecca Shoal Florida Reef, by U.S. Coast Survey, dated 1851, hand color (7.6 x 7.1"). This small chart by F.H. Gerdes centers on the Rebecca Shoal, located in between the Dry Tortugas and Marquesas Keys. There are depth soundings, ..."
292 [Lot of 2] (F No. 4.) Preliminary Chart of Florida Reefs from Key Biscayne to Carysfort Reef... [and] Legare Anchorage Florida Reefs Florida Keys
U.S. Coast Survey
1855 $80.00   $26.00

"This detailed pair of charts from the U.S. Coast Survey focus on the Florida Keys. The first spans from Miami south to Carysfort Reef and shows a number of reefs, banks, bottom types, soundings, and more. It was drawn by A. Balbach. The second centers on Legare Anchorage off the coast of Elliott ..."
293 [Lot of 3] (G No. 4) Preliminary Chart of St. Andrew's Bay Florida... [and] Sketch F. No. 4 Reconnoissance of Vicinity of Cedar Keys Coast of Florida [and] Reconnaissance of Channel No. IV Cedar-Keys Florida St. Andrew's Bay & Cedar Keys, Florida
U.S. Coast Survey
1851-55 $150.00   $20.00

"This lot includes three striking charts from the U.S. Coast Survey depicting St. Andrew's Bay and Cedar Keys along the western edge of Florida. The first chart shows St. Andrew's Bay in intricate detail. The second chart covers the stretch of coastline from Cedar Keys to St. Martins Keys, and the ..."
334 Scarborough's New Railroad, Post Office, Township, and County Map of New York with Distances Between Stations... New York
The Scarborough Company
1903 $80.00   $9.00

"This large scale map of the state is delineated by county and township and features a dense network of roads and railroads throughout. Includes insets "Map of New York City" and "Southeastern Part of New York" at bottom. Panels of text along the left border include a complete list of railroads in ..."
340 Interieur de la Ville d'Albany / View in Albany Albany, New York
J. Milbert
1870 $80.00   $21.00

"Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the ..."
341 Port du Lac Champlain a White Hall / White-Hall Lake Champlain Whitehall, New York
J. Milbert
1870 $75.00   $22.00

"Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the ..."
343 Interieur de New York Rue de Provost et Chapel / Interior of New York, Provost and Chapel Street New York City, New York
J. Milbert
1870 $80.00   $21.00

"Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the ..."
354 Vue du Cote du Nord de la Ville de Providence / North View of Providence Providence, Rhode Island
J. Milbert
1870 $70.00   $21.00

"Jacques-Gerard Milbert was a French naturalist and artist who spent 8 years in the United States traveling and recording his experiences. In 1828-29 he published Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson et des Parties Laterales, which included 54 views of various places he had visited in the ..."
377 Yellowstone National Park from Surveys Made Under the Direction of F.V. Hayden U.S. Geologist and Other Authorities Yellowstone, Wyoming
Ferdinand Vandeveer Hayden
1871 $80.00   $55.00

"This small map depicts the soon-to-be Yellowstone National Park and is centered on Yellowstone Lake. Locates several hot springs, lakes, and waterfalls that are nestled among the dense topography, which is depicted via hachuring. Compiled and drawn by E. Hergesheimer...."
407 Isthmus of Panama Central America
John Tallis
1851 $200.00   $60.00

"Lovely map of the region from Nicaragua through Panama, drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. There is a proposed railway south of Chagre and terminating in Panama City, a proposed road running through the Chiriqui Province, and two proposed canals, one in Panama, another in Nicaragua. The map is ornam..."
444 [Lot of 3] Carte de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages [and] Isle de la Guadeloupe les Saintes et Marie Galante [and] Les Isles de la Guadeloupe, de Marie Galante, de la Desirade, et Celles des Saintes... Guadeloupe
1758-80 $160.00   $70.00

"A. Carte de l'Isle de la Guadeloupe, pour Servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages, by Jacques Nicolas Bellin, from Histoire Generale des Voyages, dated 1758 (12.1 x 8.3"). A very handsome, small map adorned with rhumb lines, fleur-de-lys, and two decorative rococo-style cartouches. ..."
451 South America South America
John Tallis
1850 $140.00   $65.00

"This is a very lovely and well-engraved map of South America. It is filled with detail, including rivers, lakes, towns and villages, and many place names along the coast. The continent is surrounded by eight vignettes and a decorative border and title cartouche. The vignettes show gold mining in ..."
478 Carte de Maidenland ou de la Virginie de Hawkins Decouverte par Sr. Richard Hawkins en 1574. et du Canal Falkland... / Carte von Hawkins Maiden, oder Jungfern-Land, Welches von Sr. Richard Hawkins im J. 1574. entdeckt Worden un Falklands-Sund... Falkland Islands
1774 $110.00   $55.00

"This striking chart of the Falkland Islands shows many harbors, channels, capes, bays, shoals, islands, rocks, and soundings. The title erroneously claims that Sir Richard Hawkins discovered the Falkland Islands in 1574, when he would have been twelve years old. Hawkins did map the northern coastl..."
484 Danish Islands in the North Atlantic Ocean Iceland
Archibald Fullarton & Co.
1860 $90.00   $55.00

"This sheet features two maps, the first showing Iceland and the second the Faroe Islands. The map of Iceland, drawn by Augustus Petermann and engraved by G.H. Swanston, depicts mountains, glaciers, snowfields, fjords, and hot and mineral springs. The elevations of the mountains (in feet) can be fou..."
497 [Lot of 5 - Road Maps] England
Owen & Bowen
1720 $60.00   $75.00

"These copper engraved, Ogilby-style strip road maps include coats-of-arms and descriptive text by John Owen.

A. [The Roads from London to Barnstable...] Extends from Andover to Warminster, with a continuation of "The Description of London" on recto.
B. [The Road from London to St. Neot..."
498 [Lot of 5 - Road Maps] England
Owen & Bowen
1720 $60.00   $55.00

"These copper engraved, Ogilby-style strip road maps include coats-of-arms and descriptive text by John Owen.

A. [The Roads from London to Aberistwith...] Extends from Worcester through Leominster to Prestaigne, Wales.
B. [The Road from London to Barwick...] Extends from Darlington thr..."
501 Rutlandiae Omnium in Anglia Comitatuum Minimus pars olim Coritanorum Central England
Saxton/Kip
1637 $60.00   $31.00

"An early map of the county of Rutland engraved by William Kip and based upon the famous survey by Christopher Saxton. It is fully engraved to illustrate all the salient features of the county including market towns, forests, parks, hills and bridges. Decorated with large strapwork title and scale ..."
514 [Lot of 2] Edinburgh Shire or Mid Lothian [and] Aberdeen Shire Scotland
Archibald Fullarton & Co.
1854 $80.00   $20.00

"This pair of maps cover the Scottish shires of Edinburgh (or Midlothian) and Aberdeen. Both include fine topographical detail, roads, and plenty of place names. Indices identify the shire's parishes, and railways both complete and in progress are shown. Each map features a decorative border. Siz..."
519 Septentrionalium Regionum Descrip. Scandinavia
Abraham Ortelius
1572 $1,500.00   $1,200.00

"Ortelius based this influential map on the work of earlier authorities including Mercator, Zeno, and Magnus. Of particular interest are the mythical islands of Brasil, Frisland, Drogeo, Icaria, and St. Brendan. Part of Mercator's imaginary polar continent is depicted with a Latin not..."
520 Suecia, Dania, et Norvegia, Regna Europae Septentrionalia... Scandinavia
Blaeu Family
1660 $400.00   $325.00

"This fine map depicts the kingdoms of Sweden, Denmark and Norway, whose coats of arms are featured within the title cartouche. The map is attributed to Anders Bure (1571-1646), a Swedish cartographer and mathematician. Bure, also known as Andreas Bureus, is best known for his 6-sheet map of Scandin..."
554 Lisbon (Lisboa) Lisbon, Portugal
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1833 $100.00   $33.00

"This striking 19th century plan includes a panoramic view of the city titled "Lisbon, from the Quinta da Torrinha Val de Pereiro" filling the bottom. The plan shows the city center enclosed by the walls erected by Dom Fernando in 1375 and the surrounding newer city. Inset of the environs of Lisbon..."
586 Vienna (Wien) Vienna, Austria
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1833 $100.00   $44.00

"This is a wonderful steel engraved plan of the city of Vienna showing the old city at center ringed by a park and with its fortifications. The newer portion of the city next encircles the park with its broad avenues and boulevards and is again protected by fortifications. Elevations of the major b..."
591 Moskau Illustriertes Schema Moscow, Russia
1968 $140.00   $11.00

"This attractive map of Moscow is centered on the Kremlin and pictorially represents 272 places of interest with a large index on verso. Names all streets and includes small insets at bottom of the subway system and the Kremlin. Published by the tourism bureau of the German Democratic Republic (the..."
592 St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Russia
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1836 $200.00   $55.00

"Handsome and boldly engraved plan of the city centered on the Peter and Paul Fortress, located on the Zayachii Ostrov island in the Neva River. Good detail names all major streets and many public places and buildings. A large panoramic view shows the city from across the Neva River with the Isakie..."
602 Ionian Isles and Greece Greece
John Tallis
1850 $100.00   $70.00

"This handsome and decorative steel engraved map is embellished with fine vignettes: Ancient War Chariot; Greek Corsairs Off Corfu; Modern Greek; Temple of Jupiter Olympus at Athens; and two wrestlers. The map covers all of Greece including its numerous islands. With ins..."
630 [Lot of 2] Florence. Firenze [and] Turin (Torino) Florence & Turin, Italy
SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge
1833-35 $200.00   $100.00

"Two fine, attractive city plans, each depicting the historical fortifications, gardens, and important buildings. The magnificent Boboli Gardens are graphically shown on the plan of Florence, along with good detail of the Duomo, and the many plazas throughout the city. Architectural elevations of ..."
631 British Possessions in the Mediterranean Mediterranean
John Tallis
1850 $120.00   $65.00

"Finely engraved sheet with several maps of Mediterranean islands, the largest of which includes Corfu, Malta, Gibraltar, with five smaller maps (including the Ionian Islands). There are also six lovely vignettes, including Gibraltar, Valetta, Ithaca, Corfu and two ships. The illustrations are draw..."
669 Independent Tartary Central Asia
John Tallis
1851 $100.00   $55.00

"This interesting steel engraved map extends from the Caspian Sea to Lake Balkach. The map is embellished with three vignettes of Tartars including a fascinating scene of the marriage custom of chasing the bride on horseback. The illustrations were done by W. Bragg and engraved by J. Rogers; the ma..."
675 Asia Asia
John Tallis
1850 $150.00   $110.00

"Finely engraved map of Asia that extends from Turkey through China and Russia to show a little of Alaska, and from the Arctic Ocean south to delineate all of the East Indies. It features beautifully engraved and rendered vignettes of Petra, Tartars, Russian peasants, walruses, and the sunbirds of I..."
682 Peking et Ses Environs Beijing, China
Louis Christophe Francois Hachette
1880 $60.00   $22.00

"Attractive map of Beijing and vicinity. Shows the relative sizes of towns and cities with red blocks, and parks and gardens are colored in green. The nearby Taihang Mountains to the west are finely rendered using hachuring with several rivers running through its valleys...."
706 [On 2 Sheets] Coromandel Southeastern India
Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville
1753 $200.00   $34.00

"Issued on two unjoined sheets, this map depicts the southeastern coast of India from False Divi Point to the Kaveri River. Includes numerous place names along the coast, the river systems in the region, and numerous tracks that extend into the interior. Decorated by rhumb lines and features 5 dist..."
717 Africa Africa
John Tallis
1850 $140.00   $60.00

"This decorative steel-engraved map features five lovely vignettes and fancy borders. The map depicts the actual state of knowledge of the African continent and leaves many regions blank. The well-rendered vignettes include an Arab Family of Algeria, Bedouin Arabs Encampment, Korra..."
726 [Lot of 2] Northern Africa [and] Western Africa Northwestern Africa
John Tallis
1850 $90.00   $41.00

"A. Northern Africa. This lovely steel engraved map features a decorative border and vignettes of Mogador (now called Essaouira), Morocco, Constantine, Algiers, and Tunis. Many caravan routes are shown in the Sahara Desert, north of which is noted as Country abounding in Dates. The m..."
740 New Holland and Its Dependencies Australia
Neele & Son
1840 $60.00   $90.00

"This early map of Australia has a completely blank interior that is occupied by an inset showing the settled regions of New South Wales, including Sydney. Features two other insets showing the entire island of Tasmania as well as the settled areas on the southeast coast. The mainland is composed o..."
742 Australia Australia
John Tallis
1850 $200.00   $275.00

"An attractive steel engraved map of the continent with good detail along the coastlines that contrasts dramatically with the complete lack of detail in the interior. Tallis filled the blank interior with tables listing county names. The surrounding vignettes include Natives of the Tribe of Boga..."
744 Victoria [in report] Victoria Handbook... Victoria, Australia
1900 $170.00   $5.00

"This small map shows the evolving transportation network in the state. Railroad lines branch out from Melbourne to Portland and Warrnambool in the west, Albury in the north, and Port Albert in the east. A submarine cable is shown connecting King Island to the mainland. Shows scores of place names..."
748 New Zealand New Zealand, Australia
Adam & Charles. Black
1851 $100.00   $60.00

"This delicately engraved chart shows both major islands (here called New Ulster (North I., or Ahi na Maui) and New Munster (Middle I., or Te Wai-pounamu)) in good detail, particularly along their coastlines. A note within New Munster reads, "The mountains in this island seem to form c..."
776 [Disbound] Voyage Autour du Monde Execute par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de Sa Majeste, la Coquille ... Hydrographie Atlas Atlases, South Pacific Islands
Louis Isidore Duperrey
1827 $1,200.00   $200.00

"This is a disbound, partial example of the atlas volume of the six-volume set documenting Duperrey's explorations. It includes the title page, table of contents, introduction, some tables, and 30 of the 49 charts. Areas covered include Trindade and Martim Vaz, Peru, the Tuamotus, Buka Island, New ..."
786 Atlas de Geographie Moderne Atlases
Louis Christophe Francois Hachette
1891 $140.00   $100.00

"Complete folio world atlas containing 64 maps, full descriptive text, index, title and contents page. Well engraved maps in strong printed color. Includes maps from around the world, celestials, and some physical and very colorful geological charts. Good selection of U.S. and Canadian maps, Austr..."
807 The Land of Magellan References
1927 $25.00   $36.00

"This rich history tells the story of Magellan's experiences in South America, with a special emphasis on the discovery of the Strait of Magellan. It includes 28 black and white illustrations and 3 maps, two of which are in color. Hardbound. 240 pp...."
810 [Lot of 2] Index of Kentucky & Virginia Maps 1562 to 1900 [and] Catalogue of Topographic and Geologic Maps of Virginia References
1939-76 $90.00   $21.00

"A. Index of Kentucky & Virginia Maps 1562 to 1900, by the Kentucky Historical Society, published 1976 (8.7 x 11.3"). This may be the only reference to specifically focus on maps of Kentucky. Compiled by James W. Sames III and edited by Lewis C. Woods, Jr. for the Kentucky Historical Society..."
811 [Lot of 2] Dealer's Thesaurus - 6,000 Ways to Describe Books & Historical Paper [and] Foreign Maps References
1944-93 $60.00   $65.00

"A. Dealer's Thesaurus - 6,000 Ways to Describe Books & Historical Paper, by Lynn Vigeant, published 1993, black & white (6.3 x 9.3"). This extensive and well-organized thesaurus is a great resource for dealers or anybody seeking sharper and more precise ways to write about or discuss antique..."
813 The Vinland Map and the Tartar Relation References
Skelton, Marston and Painter
1965 $25.00   $32.00

"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 re..."
815 [Lot of 2] Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries [and] Monumenta Cartographica with 30 Illustrations, Mostly Full-Page Including Folding and Double Plates References
1969-73 $90.00   $48.00

"A. Facsimile-Atlas to the Early History of Cartography with Reproductions of the Most Important Maps Printed in the XV and XVI Centuries, by A.E. Nordenskiold, published 1973 (11.0 x 16.0"). This is a reprint of Nordenskiold's highly important and useful work, which was the first systematic ..."
818 [Facsimile] Saxton's Survey of England and Wales with a Facsimile of Saxton's Wall-Map of 1583 References
Saxton
1974 $70.00   $70.00

"This book provides an in depth examination of Saxon's important survey beginning in 1573 and completed in 1578. Although no manuscript maps from his survey are known, it produced two major cartographic works: the series of 34 county maps (1574 - 1579) and a superb map of England and Wales engraved ..."
820 [Lot of 3] Maps, Globes, Atlases and Geographies Through the Year 1800 - The Eleanor Houston and Lawrence M.C. Smith Cartographic Collection... [and] The Compleat Plattmaker... [and] The Commerce of Cartography... References
1978-2005 $80.00   $60.00

"A. Maps, Globes, Atlases and Geographies Through the Year 1800 - The Eleanor Houston and Lawrence M.C. Smith Cartographic Collection at the Smith Cartographic Center, University of Southern Maine, by James E. Mooney, published 1988, printed color (11.3 x 8.8"). This catalogue features six hu..."
822 [Lot of 2] U.S. Iana (1650-1950)... [and] Treasures Revealed from the Paul Mellon Library of Americana References
1983-2001 $80.00   $4.00

"A. U.S. Iana (1650-1950) - A Selective Bibliography in Which Are Described 11,620 Uncommon and Significant Books Relating to the Continental Portion of the United States - Revised and Enlarged Edition, by Wright Howes, published 1983, black & white (6.9 x 10.3"). This is the second edition, ..."
823 Christie's Collectors Guides - Antique Maps References
Moreland & Bannister
1986 $100.00   $36.00

"This is the second edition of this invaluable reference that covers map-making, cartographers, and collecting. The books lays out the history of map-making methods from the late 15th century onwards. Brief biographies of the major map-makers are included. It also provides advice for the collector..."
828 [Lot of 37] Mercator's World The Magazine of Maps, Atlases, Globes and Charts References
1996-2003 $275.00   $36.00

"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..."