Rome: Cassini, 1798. VG+ w/early hand color. This map is part of a 6-sheet wall map from a major Italian atlas, the 4 volume "Nuovo atlante geographico."The maps were known for attractive cartouches, and this is no exception, with a bearded male lounging by a body of water. The Mississippi River dominate s the central portion of the map. "Luigiana" is shown to the west of the river. Various native american tribal locations are given. The image measures 33.5x47.5cm. The date within the title cartouche is 1797.. First Edition. Very Good. Map.
Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press , 1977. Fourteen inch folio in orginal brown, gilt-lettered slipcase, produced as a limited (unnumbered) edition of 500. Wright's introduction is nicely referenced, and the four loose maps sheets are all present. In spite of numerous criticisms (including those of Thomas Pownall), this is a major piece of Virginia cartographic history, as it was the first map to show the county boundaries within the state. Henry (Patrick Henry's father) was hoping his efforts would provide a greater monetary reward than they did, but the bad press dashed those hopes.Still, the map provided important social and economic information, and its deficiencies are perhaps no more severe than other contemporary maps. This is an uncommon facsimile production, in excellent condition (the interior has seen very little use, and the slipcase is remarkably clean, with only slight fading towards the open end).. Limited. Cloth.
St. Louis: Woodward &Tiernan Printing Co., 1910. Uncommon folding, pocket, railroad map on heavy paper, near fine condition, with image measuring 25x28 inches. There is an inset of "Map Showing St. Louis and Vicinity" in the upper right corner. Original printed color, all counties listed, with over 50 regional railway lines color-coded on the map. The cloth boards bear a neat owners signature on the front, gilt lettering ("Railroad Commissioners Map of Missouri 1910"); they are a bit soiled, but intact. .
Washington (DC): Cornellius Wendell (Printers), 1856. B&W, VG w/minimal fold browning. Includes description of sandbars in Appomattox River. From the "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1855." 66x75cm..
Jos. H. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, 1888. VG (slight browning) chromolithographs of this area of Pennsylvania. The larger map of the Vicksburg environs shows detailed roads, waterways, and railroads. Some individual landholders are shown. The 2nd map, that of Vicksburg, is smaller and less detailed, but still shows railroads, a small city plan and moderate topography. These maps are from Volume III of the Comte de Paris' multivolume work. Vorzet's original maps were done in French, but this item is from the first American edition, wi th the map information in English. This American edition was published in 4 volumes, as opposed to the 8 volumes of the French edition. The Comte was banished from France during the production of this work, and the final volumes (vol. 3 & 4) of the American edition was delayed until 1888. The larger map (1) is 21x30cm; the smaller image (2) is 21x19.5cm..
Robinson Pratt & Co., NY, c. 1837. VG w/ full hand-coloring. Copperplate. Shows New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, most of Virginia and part of North carolina. Detailed. From "New and Improved Schooll Atlas, to accompany the Practical System of Modern Geography." Area from L ake Ontario to Pamlico Sound. Population demographics, topography, waterways. 42x25cm..
Schoolcraft, Philadelphia, 1853. G+ due to some general browning. This fairly simple b&w background map shows De Soto's historic exploratory route traced in red. 21x25cm..
Jos. H. Coates & Co., Philadelphia, 1876. Near fine, detailed chromolithograph of area of this area of northern Virginia. Railroad lines are shown, as is a small city plan of Fredericksburg. Numerous individual landowners are shown, along with moderate topographic detail (Rappahannock River ). This map is from Volume II of the Comte de Paris' multivolume work. Vorzet's original maps were done in French, but this item is from the first American edition, with the map information in English. This American edition was published in 4 volume s, as opposed to the 8 volumes of the French edition. The Comte was banished from France during the production of this work, and the final volume (vol. 4) of the American edition was delayed until 1888. The map listed here is 16.5x16cm..
Washington (DC): House of Representatives, 1863. VG with minor fold browning and 1 or 2 small crease tears at fold junctions. A large map showing the First Corps' route from Middletown, Va. to the defenses of Washington, DC. Names of individual residents are listed along the march line. Much more detail than might be apparent from initial visual inspection of map. Map # 461 from RW Stephenson's "Civil War Maps". 58x89cm. (The ORIGINAL & ENTIRE 256pp. of Gen. Pope's report to the Secretary of War is included with this map, although it has been disbound: 37th Congress, 3d Session, House of Representatives, Ex. Doc. No. 81). First Edition.
Chicago: Geo. Cram, 1887. VG+ w/original colored outlines, not the usual Cram map, rather the larger item specifically produced on better paper for the railroad atlases. This exceptionally detailed map includes 3 pages of original text, with all 20 (finished and unfinished) railroads (w/old and new names) and their routes, telegraph stations, Money Order Post Offices detailed. The ca rtouche on this map is relatively elaborate. County and township populations are detailed. The double-page map image is 56x41cm..
Amsterdam: Meyer, 1845. Near fine with original handcolored outlines and some divisional color. This is one of a series of maps from Meyer's HANDATLAS that was predicated on Tanner's earlier maps, with stage and steamship routes, and railroad details. Although some of the text is German, many of the place-names remain in English. There are 2 b&w insets: area of Dover Swamp/ NewBern (upper left), Gold Region (lower left). This is a very attractive map. 30x37cm (11.5x14.5 inches).
Philadelphia (Chestnut Street): HC Carey and I Lea, 1822. VG with some browning affecting map image (clear with bright original hand coloring). A lower centerfold separation (common with these maps) has been repaired with archival tape. Letterpress details include populations in all existing "civil divisions", government, rivers, reli gion, and a detailed historical sketch. From the first edition of "A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...". The map image is 29.5x33cm; the complete image is 42x52.5cm..
Julius Bien & Co. Lith., NY, 1894. VG+, extensively detailed, chromolithographic topographical map of this region. This is one of a number of general topographical maps of the theatre of war from this important and impressive atlas. 42x70cm..
Philadelphia: SA Mitchell Jr., 1863. Good, fully hand-colored w/decorative borders (as usual). Some browning and marginal staining (esp right), with a few spots on image. Image generally clear. Some foxing. Elaborate county detail, with railroad lines shown. 28.5x37cm. The date is approximate, but this is close on the heels of West Virgina's statehood..
Philadelphia: A. Finley, 1829. Fine w/minimal browning, fully hand-colored. More detailed than similar version a few years earlier. From "A new General Atlas..of the Globe". Roads, towns, counties, topography. 22x28.5cm..
S. Augustus Mitchell, Philadelphia, 1874. Fully hand colored lithograph w/decorative borders. Extremely detailed in labeling townships, counties. 29x37cm..
Beverley Tucker Public Printer, Washington (DC), 1855. B&W, VG w/minimal browning. Elaborate depth soundings and area of "Main Ship Channel" are indicated. Also extends out to Snake and Sea Horse Keys. From the "Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, Showing the Progress of the Survey During the Year 1854." 59x46cm..
Continental Publishing Company, Chicago, 1887. VG w/minor marginal defects, slight browning. Printed color. Inset w/portions of Pennsylvania, West Virginia. Also parts of Virginia on main map; most of Delaware. Verso w/ Maine map. From the "General Atlas of the World...". 19x26cm..
Julius Bien & Co. Lith., NY, 1894. VG, extensively detailed, chromolithographic topographical map of this region. This is one of a number of general topographical maps of the theatre of war from this important and impressive atlas. Railroad and waterway detail. 42x70cm..
Baldwin & Cradock, London, 1833. VG+ w/slight marginal stains. Late outline hand color. For SDUK. Many details incl. railroads, roads, canals, "Hell Hole Swamp" (north of Carleston), "University Chapel Hill", coastal details. Bright image. 38x33cm..