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The United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description of the Several States. Their Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Soil, Produce, Climate, Population, Trade and Manufactures. Together with the Extent, Boundaries and Population of their Respective Counties. Also, an Exact Account of the Cities, Towns, Harbours, Rivers, Bays, Lakes, Mountains, &c
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The United States Gazetteer: Containing an Authentic Description of the Several States. Their Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Soil, Produce, Climate, Population, Trade and Manufactures. Together with the Extent, Boundaries and Population of their Respective Counties. Also, an Exact Account of the Cities, Towns, Harbours, Rivers, Bays, Lakes, Mountains, &c

By SCOTT, Joseph

Philadelphia: F and R. Bailey, 1795. 12mo. (6 3/8 x 3 3/4 inches). Engraved title, [iii]-vi, errata leaf, blank leaf, [292]pp. Nineteen engraved folding maps, including the large folding frontispiece map (4 with hand colouring). Contemporary tree sheep, flat spine divided into compartments with gilt fillets, red morocco lettering piece in the second, repair to front joint. The first gazetteer of the United States with an important series of engraved American maps: an American cartographic cornerstone. These, with the maps in Carey's American Atlas that were issued the same year, represent a major step forward in American cartography. Scott's maps cover the United States in general, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia, the Northwest Territory, and the Southwest Territory. An important early work of U.S. cartography and among the earliest mappings of each state. Howes S237; Sabin 78331; Evans 29476; Clark III:123; Wheat & Brun 125.

$8000.00

L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles et Exactes; et en Divers Traittes de Geographie, & d'Histoire
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L'Amerique en Plusieurs Cartes Nouvelles et Exactes; et en Divers Traittes de Geographie, & d'Histoire

By SANSON d'Abbeville, Nicolas (1600-67)

[Amsterdam: Halma, 1700. Quarto. (8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches). 82, [2] pp. 15 double-page engraved maps. Contemporary calf, spine with raised bands Rare issue of Sanson's petite atlas of the Americas, first published in 1657. The maps include detailed charts of North, South and Central America, the West Indies, Canada, Mexico, Florida and the southeast, and a map of New Mexico showing most of the Spanish southwest territory with California depicted as an island. The maps are titled as follows: 1) Americque Septentriole 2) Le Canada, ou Nouvelle France, &c. 3) La Floride 4) Audience de Mexico 5) Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c. 6) Audience de Guatimala 7) Les Isles Antilles, &c. 8) Amerique Meridionale 9) Terre Ferme, Nouveau royme de Grenade, &c. 10) Guiane divisee en Guiane, et Caribane 11) Le Perou, et le cours de la rivre Amazone 12) Le Chili 13) Le Brasil 14) Le Paraguay subdivise en ses principales parties, suivant les dernieres relaons 15) Detroit de Magellan, Terre, et Isles Magellanicques, &c. Various states of the maps have been identified by Burden, Kershaw and Cumming, though none conform definitively to this issue of the atlas. Grid lines were added to the plates for publication in Halma's edition of Description de tout l'Universe (Amsterdam:1700), suggesting the place and date of publication for this unrecorded edition. Sabin 76712; Phillps Atlases 1151 (first edition); Streeter Sale 68 (undated edition); Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada 137; Burden 324-327; Cumming 97.

$6500.00

Plan de Paris, Commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot ... Achevé de Graver en 1739 ..
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Plan de Paris, Commencé l'Année 1734. Dessiné et Gravé, sous les ordres de Messire Michel Etienne Turgot ... Achevé de Graver en 1739 ..

By TURGOT, Michel Etienne, Marquis de Sousmons (1690-1751); and Louis BRETEZ

Paris, 1739. Folio. (21 3/4 x 17 inches). Folding index map hand-coloured in outline and very large perspective plan on 20 sheets by Claude Lucas after Louis Bretez, sheets 18 and 19 joined as issued, decorative engraved border with fleur-de-lys cornerpieces, title in elaborate figural cartouche. Contemporary red morocco, covers with arms of the city of Paris in gilt, spine gilt in compartments with Fleurs-de-lys, olive morocco lettering-piece, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Mr. de Barraly (armorial bookplate) First edition of the monumental Turgot plan of Paris: a cartographical tour-de-force. The 20 sheets of this impressive atlas form a single enormous plan, which when joined would be approximately 8.25 x 10.5 feet. The map covers an area approximately corresponding to the first eleven of the modern-day arrondissements and is the best 18th century plan of Paris. In 1734, Michel-Étienne Turgot, chief of the municipality of Paris, in order to promote the reputation of Paris commissioned a new map of the city. He asked Louis Bretez, member of the Royal Academy of Painting and Sculpture and professor of perspective, to draw up the plan of Paris and its suburbs. As Turgot requested a very faithful map with great accuracy, for two years Bretez was allowed to enter into the mansions, houses and gardens of the city in order to take precise measurements. In the eighteenth century, the trend was to abandon the Rennaissance-style portraits of cities for geometric plans, as technically and mathematically superior. The Turgot plan, however, on an isometric projection oriented toward the southeast, uses a system of perspective cavaliere: two buildings of the same size are represented by two drawings of the same size, whether the buildings are close or distant. The effect is a mesmerizing bird's eye view which shows the city in all its magnificence. Claude Lucas, engraver of the Royal Academy of Sciences, masterfully engraved the plan, which was published between 1739 and 1740. The map was bound in elegant volumes and offered to the King, the members of the Academy, the Municipality, and important visiting dignitaries. The best 18th century plan of Paris, and among the most impressive of all city plans. Brunet I:1224; Cohen de Ricci 807; Boutier 219.

$27500.00

A New Atlas of the British West Indies, with a Whole Sheet General Map of the West India Islands, and a Whole Sheet Map of the Island of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo. Engraved to accompany the Philadelphia edition of Edwards's History of the West Indies
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A New Atlas of the British West Indies, with a Whole Sheet General Map of the West India Islands, and a Whole Sheet Map of the Island of Hispaniola, or St. Domingo. Engraved to accompany the Philadelphia edition of Edwards's History of the West Indies

By EDWARDS, Bryan

Philadelphia: James Humphreys, 1806. Small folio. (11 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches). Letterpress title, half sheet letterpress list of plates, 11 engraved maps (3 folding). On guards throughout. Uncut. Expertly bound to style in half tree calf and period marbled paper covered boards. A rare early American atlas. First American edition, published to accompany the Philadelphia edition of Bryan Edwards's History of the West Indies, first published in London in 1793. Bryan Edwards (1743-1800) was a British politician and sometime Jamaica planter, noted for his history of the West Indies. The work had a particular appeal in Philadelphia, due to the many Quaker merchants in the city active in the West Indian sugar trade. This production is notable as a piece of early American cartography. The first American atlas of any kind was produced in 1794 by Matthew Carey, also of Philadelphia. James Humphreys (1748-1810) was an ambitious Philadelphia printer who began printing prior to the Revolution. His unwillingness to openly side with the American cause during the war resulted in his being labeled as a Loyalist, which had a somewhat negative impact on his later career. He left Philadelphia with the British, moving to New York and then later to England and Nova Scotia before returning to Philadelphia in 1797 to reestablish his press. This handsome atlas volume is one of the most important things published by him in his later career. The maps were engraved by Joseph H. Seymour, an American-trained engraver who began working for Isaiah Thomas as early as 1791. He worked for Thomas extensively until relocating to Philadelphia from about 1803 to 1822, where he continued his trade as an engraver, producing this atlas volume among other works. The maps are as follows: "A General Map of the West Indies," as well as individual maps of Jamaica, Barbados, Grenada, St. Vincents, Dominica, St. Christopher and Nevis, Antigua, the Virgin Islands, Tobago, and Hispaniola. The General Map, as well as the maps of Jamaica and Hispaniola are larger, folding sheets. Shaw & Shoemaker 10342; Phillips, Maps, p. 1060; Phillips, Atlases 2704 (1810 edition).

$8500.00

The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County, Cal. Containing a history of California from 1513 to 1850, a history of Yolo County from 1825 to 1880, with statistics of agriculture, education, churches, elections, lithographic views of farms, residences, mills &c., portraits of well-known citizens, and the official county map
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The Illustrated Atlas and History of Yolo County, Cal. Containing a history of California from 1513 to 1850, a history of Yolo County from 1825 to 1880, with statistics of agriculture, education, churches, elections, lithographic views of farms, residences, mills &c., portraits of well-known citizens, and the official county map

By CALIFORNIA - De Pue & Company, publishers

San Francisco: De Pue & Company ... Jos. Winterburn & Co., printers, 1879. Folio. 65 lithographed maps and plates (50 numbered lithographed plates showing farms, buildings, ranches, towns, etc. [11 double-page]; 9 unnumbered lithographed plates with multiple portraits of citizenry; 6 hand-colored lithographed maps [5 double-page]), lithographed by Galloway of San Francisco. Expertly bound to style in half black morocco and original cloth covered boards, upper cover blocked in gilt Scarce California county atlas. A lovely county atlas of the rural communities in Yolo County. The principal residents and ranches are all depicted, as well as the local farming-related businesses. Of particular note is an image of the J.E. Card Nursery and the thoroughbred stock farm of Theodore Winters. The history of California within the work is written by Frank T. Gilbert. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record of a large segment of rural America in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). Phillips, 11503; LeGear. Atlases of the United States, L482; Rumsey 2146.

$3750.00

An Historical Atlas; in a Series of Maps of the World as known at different periods; constructed upon an uniform scale and colored according to the political changes of the period
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An Historical Atlas; in a Series of Maps of the World as known at different periods; constructed upon an uniform scale and colored according to the political changes of the period

By QUIN, Edward (1794-1828)

London: Printed for R. B. Seeley and W. Burnside, 1830. Folio. (16 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches). Engraved title, 21 hand coloured engraved maps with aquatint by Sidney Hall (6 double-page). Contemporary half brown morocco and marbled paper covered boards, letterpress lettering piece printed in brown and black on the upper cover, flat spine ruled and lettered in gilt First edition of among the most unusual atlases of the 19th century. Intended to cartographically depict political change from the time of creation to the year 1828, this rare atlas depicts the world from the perspective of the heavens, with parts unknown shaded with black clouds which recede through the course of history, revealing the enlightened world in the midst of the Industrial Revolution. The Preface explains: "[The atlas] consists of a succession of maps exhibiting the state of the known world at more than twenty periods. Its peculiarity consists in exhibiting every thing in its real dimensions and just proportions, and in adhering to the scale in all successive delineations ... By rapidly passing the eye, therefore, over the engravings the student, always the same territory in the same part the map, sees by the changes of colour the empires which succeed each other. Like the watchman on some beacon-tower, he views the hills and peopled valleys around him, always the same in situation and in form, but every changing aspect of the hours and seasons ... In thus exhibiting the state of the world at different periods, it became necessary, in order to preserve consistency and truth, to exhibit in the earlier stages of the review only very small portion of the earth's surface ... The only course left to us seemed to be, to bring the appearance of a cloud over the skirts of every map, exhibiting at each period only the known parts of the globe, and lifting up or drawing off this cloud as the limits of the known world gradually extended. Every successive map thus combines, at a single glance, the geography and the history of the age to which it refers; exhibiting by its extent the boundaries of the known world, and by its colours the respective empires into which that world was distributed." Divided into twenty-one periods beginning with "B.C. 2348 The Deluge " to "A.D. 1928 At the General Peace" the clouds fully disappear at the nineteenth period: "A.D. 1783 At the separation of the United States of America, from England." William Goffart, Historical Atlases: The First Three Hundred Years, 1570-1870 , p. 343.

$12000.00

Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time
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Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca. Or, a complete collection of voyages and travels. Consisting of above six hundred of the most authentic writers ... Now carefully revised, with large additions, and continued down to the present time

By HARRIS, John (1667?-1719, compiler)

London: printed for T. Woodward, A. Ward, S. Birt [inter alia], 1748. 2 volumes, folio. (15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches). [12],xvi,[4],984; [10],1056,[22, Index and List of Plates]. Titles printed in red and black, 61 engraved maps, plans and plates (15 folding). Minor worming in vol. 1, chips and tears at fore-edge of vol. 2, a few plates with tape repairs, some browning. Bound to style in full calf, spine with raised bands in six compartments, red and black morocco lettering pieces in the second and third, others with a repeat decoration in gilt. The second and best edition of Harris's important compilation, edited by John Campbell, with Emmanuel Bowen's important map of Georgia and the first English map of Australia. "This is the revised and enlarged version of the 1705 first edition ...[This] edition, especially prized for its maps, has been called the most complete by several authorities. Particularly valuable is the inclusion of Tasman's original map and two short articles printed on the map ... To the original extensive collection [including Magellan, Drake, Cavendish, Schouten, Hawkins, Narbrough and Dampier] are added accounts completed since the first publication: Christopher Middleton to Hudson's Bay, 1741-42; Bering to the Northeast, 1725-6; Woodes Roger's circumnavigation, 1708-11; Clipperton and Shevlocke's circumnavigation, 1719-22; Roggeveen to the Pacific, 1721-33; and the various travels of Lord Anson, 1740-44" (Hill). Two of the maps are particularly interesting. The first "A Complete Map of the Southern Continent" (facing p.325 in vol.I) is the first English map of Australia. The second, titled "A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana.." (facing p.323 in vol.II) covers from Charles Town to the Mississippi River and extends into Florida to Cape Canaveral. It was included as an accompaniment to a new chapter "The History of the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Colony of Georgia" included for the first time in this edition. Besides being a spectacular image, much useful information is also included, particularly the coastal settlements, Indian villages and French and English forts. A distinction is made between tribes that are friendly and hostile to the English. The trading paths and main roads are marked, many shown here for the first time. The modern relevance and historical importance of this map was demonstrated when it was used in a 1981 Supreme Court case over the location of the boundary between Georgia and South Carolina at the mouth of the Savannah River. Arnot 23; Clancy 6.25; Cox I,p.10; cf. Cummings 267 (the Georgia map); Davidson pp.37-38; Hill (2004) 775; Perry p.60 & pl.29; Sabin 30483; Schilder map 87; Lada-Mocarski 3; European Americana 744/116.

$9500.00

Atlas of Hancock County Maine Compiled and Published under the direction of Geo. N. Colby ... Drawn from official Plans, U.S. Coast Survey Charts, and actual Surveys by H. E. Halfpenny & J. H. Stuart
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Atlas of Hancock County Maine Compiled and Published under the direction of Geo. N. Colby ... Drawn from official Plans, U.S. Coast Survey Charts, and actual Surveys by H. E. Halfpenny & J. H. Stuart

By MAINE - George N. COLBY, compilor

Ellworth, Maine: S. F. Colby & Co [engraved by William Bracher, printed by F. Bourquin, Philadelphia], 1881. Folio. (16 3/4 x 14 1/4 inches). 96pp, including 5pp ads in rear. 39 hand coloured lithographed maps (17 double-page, some printed recto and verso of same sheets, numerous insets) [complete]. Contemporary black morocco, upper cover lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, gilt edges Provenance: Edward C. Burleigh (name in gilt on upper cover) The first atlas devoted to Hancock County, Maine. In 1881 cartographer/surveyor George N. Colby, assisted by J.H. Stuart and others, published the first atlas of Hancock County towns, villages, plantations and timber lots. The maps identify many property owners by name, and show the locations of homesteads, businesses, roads, schools, churches, mills and cemeteries in those plantations, towns and villages. Including all the insets, 87 maps were produced by Colby Halfpenny and Stuart, drawn on stone by William Bracher and printed by F. Bourquin of Philadelphia. The detailed town plans include Mount Desert Island, Bar Harbor, Ellsworth, Bluehill, Southwest Harbor, and numerous others. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record of a large segment of rural America in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424). This copy with provenance to Edward C. Burleigh, the Governor of Maine from 1889-1893. LeGear 14311.

$4500.00

A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c
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A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

By MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868)

Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1854. Folio. (17 1/16 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (3 double-page). Publisher's red half morocco with green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece. A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including city plans of New York, Boston and Washington, D.C. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas, published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit and alter the maps and to hand-colour the maps. Cf. Phillips 809; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; cf. Rumsey p.240.

$12000.00

Carey's General Atlas
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Carey's General Atlas

By CAREY, Mathew (1760-1839)

Philadelphia: Published by Mathew Carey, 1796. Folio. (14 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches). Letterpress title, 44 (of 45) engraved maps, lacking the large-scale map of the United States by Samuel Lewis, as usual. (Some foxing and staining, a few separations at folds). Contemporary sheep-backed marbled paper covered boards (worn, spine split) An important early American atlas. "Following the Revolution, there was considerable activity in the United States by American mapmakers and publishers. One of them, Mathew Carey, was a pioneer in producing cartographic works ... In 1795 Carey published The General Atlas for Carey's Edition of Guthrie's Geography Improved . William Guthrie's popular textbook was originally issued in London in 1770 ... The sixteen maps of American states included ... were reprinted with five others in his American Atlas , which was also published in 1795 ... The engravers of the maps in both atlases were Barker, Scott, James Thackara, and John Vallance, all of Philadelphia, Samuel Hill of Boston, Amos Doolittle of New Haven, and Benjamin Tanner of New York" (Ristow). Carey's 1796 General Atlas which followed, i.e. the present atlas, contained the same maps as the 1795 Guthrie Atlas, but without mention of Guthrie on the title and with the significant addition of Samuel Lewis's large map of the United States which had not been completed in time for the Guthrie Atlas. However, that map is nearly always lacking from the atlas, as here. The maps comprise 2 world maps (one double-hemispheric, one Mercator projection), 20 maps of Europe, Africa and Asia, 20 maps of American interest (18 of North America, plus a map of South America and a map of West Indies), a polar projection of the Arctic and a map of the Northern Pacific. Evans 30162; Phillips Atlases 683; Sabin 10858.

$12000.00

A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a guide to the history of North and South America, and the West Indies: exhibiting an accurate account of the discovery, settlement, and progress, of their various kingdoms, states, provinces, &c. Together with the wars, celebrated battles, and remarkable events, to the year 1826
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A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas, being a guide to the history of North and South America, and the West Indies: exhibiting an accurate account of the discovery, settlement, and progress, of their various kingdoms, states, provinces, &c. Together with the wars, celebrated battles, and remarkable events, to the year 1826

By CAREY, Henry Charles, and Isaac LEA (publishers)

Philadelphia: H.C. Carey & I. Lea, 1827. Folio. Mounted on guards throughout. Letterpress title (copyright notice on verso), 1p. "Advertisement" to Third Edition dated "January 1827" (verso blank), 1p. "Contents" and "Index" (verso blank) plus forty-six double-page handcolored copper engraved maps, most with descriptive letterpress in margins, and many with supplementary text pages following; one double-page engraved plate of mountains (uncolored); and one double-page colored plate of river lengths. Titlepage remargined, minor foxing, some faint staining along bottom edge. Later 19th-century three-quarter calf and original plain paper boards, later gilt morocco label. Boards slightly rubbed. One of the most important early atlases printed in the United States: a handsome atlas of the Americas, with individual colour maps of each state in the Union, including a seminal map of the West by Stephen H. Long. At the time of publication this was the best and most detailed atlas to be produced in the United States. Fielding Lucas, the major Baltimore printer, was the principal engraver and substantial historical background text accompanies each map. Among the most noted maps in the atlas is Major Stephen H. Long's "Map of Arkansa and other Territories of the United States." That map, which depicts the Missouri basin between Nashville in the east, the Mandan villages in the north and the Rocky Mountains in the west, was based on the surveys conducted by Long on his expeditions of 1819 and 1820. On this famous map is the printed legend, which would perpetuate a myth for many years to come, identifying the high plains as the "Great American Desert." The 1827 edition ("Third edition, Corrected and Improved") of Carey & Lea's historic atlas, first published in 1822, includes much new material, with all the maps and text updated, except for the Washington, D.C., and Michigan maps. This was the first American atlas that was modeled on Le Sage's plan of having explanatory text surrounding the maps. The maps, for the most part by Fielding Lucas, are beautifully drawn and colored. Howes C133 ("aa"); Phillips 1373a; Sabin 15055; Wheat, Transmississippi West 348 and 352.

$9500.00

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward Ont[ario]
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Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Hastings and Prince Edward Ont[ario]

By CANADA, Ontario - BELDEN & CO., H.

Toronto: H. Belden & Co. [lithographed by Toronto Lith. Co.], 1878. Folio. (17 5/8 x 14 1/2 inches). Engraved title, numerous maps, views and portraits, printed recto and verso on 84 numbered pages, the maps hand-coloured. Publisher's black morocco backed cloth covered boards, upper cover decoratively titled in gilt Provenance: Thomas Sarles (inscription dated 1878) Scarce Canadian county atlas, with numerous maps and views. Devoted to Hastings and Prince Edward counties in Ontario (roughly half way between Toronto and Ottawa, with the latter and the southern portion of the former on Lake Ontario), this atlas includes fifty maps and town plans, nearly a hundred views of houses, farms and businesses, and over 50 portraits of the counties' inhabitants. The preliminary text provides a historical sketch of the region and the "Patron's Directory" in the rear includes places of residence, occupation, place of birth and year settled in each of the counties treated. The original owner of this example, Thomas Sarles, is listed within the Patron Directory, as a Canadian-born farmer in Rawdon Township; his inscription reveals that he paid $12.50 for the atlas. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record ... in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424).

$1450.00

Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario ... maps made from actual surveys by and under the supervision of by C.R. Allen, Civil Engineer
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Illustrated Historical Atlas of the Counties of Frontenac, Lennox and Addington Ontario ... maps made from actual surveys by and under the supervision of by C.R. Allen, Civil Engineer

By CANADA, Ontario - MEACHEM & CO., J.H.

Toronto: J. H. Meacham & Co. [Engraved by Worley & Bracher, printed by F. Bourquin. Philadelphia], 1878. Folio. (17 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches). Engraved title, numerous maps and plans (hand-coloured), views and portraits, printed on both sides of each sheet from pages 20 through 97 (plus two general maps preceding the county ones). Contemporary half morocco over cloth covered boards, upper cover lettered in gilt Provenance: L. B. Stinson (inked stamps) Scarce Canadian county atlas, with numerous maps and views. Devoted to Frontenac, Lennox and Addington counties in Ontario, this atlas includes over fifty maps and town plans, and nearly a hundred views of houses, farms and businesses, and portraits of the counties' inhabitants. The preliminary text provides a historical sketch of the region and the "Patron's Directory" in the rear includes places of residence, occupation, place of birth and year settled in each of the counties treated. As with most 19th century county atlases, the work was published strictly by subscription. Given the relatively small size of the county in terms of population, the atlas would not have been published in a large print run, resulting in its rarity today. "Despite their limitations and inaccuracies, nineteenth-century county atlases nonetheless preserve a detailed cartographical, biographical, and pictorial record ... in the Victorian age" (Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, p. 424).

$1500.00

A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c
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A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

By MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868)

Philadelphia: Charles DeSilver, 1855. Folio. (17 x 14 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, contents list printed in red, black and gold, 71 hand-coloured lithographed maps and charts (3 double-page) and 1 city plan. Publisher's red half morocco with green marbled paper-covered boards, morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover. Modern red cloth box, dark red morocco lettering piece A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. The first edition to have DeSilver as publisher, and here including 'A New Map of Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico & the Indian Territories' for the first time: present here as an additional map, un-numbered and not called for in the contents list Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with a city plan of Washington, D.C. and 42 maps of the area, including a fine double-page coast-to-coast map of the United States, and 30 maps of the States and Territories. The un-numbered map of Nebraska, Kansas, etc. is here bound between sheets numbered 37 and 38. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas , published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 6118; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey pp.240-241.

$9500.00

A New General Atlas, Containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms and other dominions of the world: with the natural history and trade of each country
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A New General Atlas, Containing a geographical and historical account of all the empires, kingdoms and other dominions of the world: with the natural history and trade of each country

By SENEX, John (1678-1740)

London: printed for Daniel Browne, Thomas Taylor, John Darby [etc], 1721. Folio. (20 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches). Mounted on guards throughout. Title printed in red and black with engraved vignette, 3pp. letterpress list of subscribers. 34 engraved double-page maps and town plans (comprising: 31 maps, all hand-coloured in outline, and 3 uncoloured town plans), 14pp. engraved coats-of-arms of the subscribers. 18th-century marbled calf expertly rebacked to style, covers with gilt fillet border, spine in eight compartments with raised bands, red morocco lettering-piece in the second compartment, the others with repeat decoration of stylized flower and foliage corner-pieces surrounding a lozenge-shaped area tooled with various small tools including crowns and flowerheads, comb-marbled endpapers Provenance: Dr. Charles Morley (West Basham, Norfolk, England, subscriber, see manuscript note on verso of plate XIII, and by descent to:) Dudley Vere Morley Baldus. A fine subscriber's copy of an atlas which Sabin notes is "chiefly interesting for the copiousness of its information concerning America." A fine complete copy of this great atlas, which besides the excellent maps and town plans, includes 393 pages of highly informative and historically important text. Shirley describes the genesis of the atlas: "Proposals for printing were advertised in the 'Post Boy' for October 1718, and the subscribers were invited by means of insertions in other newspapers subsequently. The atlas was claimed to be based on the best authors, particularly Cluverius, Breitius, Cellarius, Blaeu, Baudrand, Hoffman, the two Sansons, Lutys and other geographers. According to the dates on them, several of the maps were engraved between 1719 and the publication of the atlas in 1721. All the maps carry Senex's name, and those stating that they were 'Revis'd by J. Senex' are ... believed to be from plates previously owned or published by Christopher Browne'. The maps of American interest are titled as follows: 1. A New Map of America 2. A New Map of the English Empire in America 3. A New Map of Virginia and Maryland And Improved Parts of Pennsylvania & New Jersey 4. A New Map of the English Empire in the Ocean of America or West Indies 5. A Map of Louisiana and the River Mississippi 6. A Drafft of the Golden & Adjacent Islands, with part of ye Isthmus of Darien as it was taken by Capt. Ienefer... a New Map of ye Isthmus of Darien in America. the Bay of Panama, The Gulf of Vallona. NMM 3:434; Phillips Atlases 563; Sabin 79124.

$27500.00

A New American Atlas, designed principally to illustrate the Geography of the United States of North America; in which every county in each State and Territory of the Union is accurately delineated, as far as at present known: the whole compiled from the latest and most authentic information
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A New American Atlas, designed principally to illustrate the Geography of the United States of North America; in which every county in each State and Territory of the Union is accurately delineated, as far as at present known: the whole compiled from the latest and most authentic information

By FINLEY, Anthony (c.1790-1840) (publisher)

Philadelphia: Anthony Finley, 1826. Folio. (19 x 13 inches). Letterpress title and index. 15 hand-coloured engraved maps on 14 double-page sheets, by J.H.Young after D.H.Vance and others. (Small repair to upper margin of title-page). Publisher's red half morocco, upper cover with centrally-placed red morocco label lettered in gilt with border in gilt and blind, modern cloth box, morocco lettering piece. First and only edition of one of the most handsome and important American atlases of the early nineteenth century. The printing plates were subsequently purchased by S.A. Mitchell, who brought out new revised editions under his name from 1831. The maps show one or more states to a sheet, and were among the best of the period. Included are maps of Florida, and the mid-West at an early stage of development. Phillips Atlases 1378; Ristow American Maps and Mapmakers p.270.

$17500.00

Le Théâtre du monde, ou nouvel atlas....quatrieme partie [Theatrum, volume IV: England and Wales]
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Le Théâtre du monde, ou nouvel atlas....quatrieme partie [Theatrum, volume IV: England and Wales]

By BLAEU, Willem (1571-1638) and Jan BLAEU (1596-1673)

Amsterdam, 1648. Folio. (20 ¾ x 13 inches). French text, letterpress title on slip within hand-coloured engraved architectural border, heightened in gilt, 60 engraved general and county maps (59 double page) including general maps of Scotland and Ireland preceded by a printed divisional half-title (not called for in the index at end), all finely coloured by a contemporary hand, 71 illustrations (3 hand-coloured). Contemporary red morocco, paneled in gilt with fillets and decorative rolls, the inner panel with elaborate blocked cornerpieces of stylized scrolling foliage, a blocked central oval of scrolling flowers and foliage enclosing a small blank oval, the spine gilt in eight compartments with raised bands, each compartment with a central rose flower-head tool and a small flower-spray tool at each corner, green cloth ties, gilt edges, modern tan cloth box, brown morocco lettering-piece. An unrecorded variant edition of Blaeu's atlas of England and Wales, in a magnificent contemporary red morocco binding. The fifty-eight maps normally found in the French editions are supplemented by an appendix with a half-title and two new maps. These new maps are general maps of Scotland and Ireland, which were the first two maps completed for Blaeu's atlas of Scotland. The forthcoming publication of the Scotland atlas is announced on the half-title, but it did not appear on the market until 1654 (as volume 5 of the Theatrum ). Neither Koeman nor Skelton mention a French edition with this appendix, which is normally found in the Dutch-text edition of 1647 (Koeman B145B). The ephemeral nature of this edition is confirmed by the fact that the supplement is not mentioned in the index at the end. The present atlas is volume four of the six-volume French text edition of the Theatrum (or Théâtre du Monde ). The volumes of the Theatrum were published separately from 1635 to 1655. Volume 4 was introduced with French text in 1645. In its completed form, the Theatrum was the finest and most accurate atlas yet to have been published. Koeman I, Bl-42 C (not calling for the extra maps of Scotland or Ireland present here); Skelton 43.

$35000.00

A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c
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A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

By MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868)

Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1852. Folio. (17 x 13 3/4 inches). Chromolithographic title with large vignette, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, contents list printed in red, black and gold, 73 hand-coloured lithographed maps, charts and city plans (1 double-page). Publisher's green marbled paper-covered boards with morocco title label elaborately tooled and lettered in gilt on upper cover, red morocco spine and corners expertly renewed to style. Modern red cloth box, morocco lettering piece A fine copy of this famous atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories. The map of California shows counties in California and New Mexico for the first time. Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 43 maps of the area, including a fine double-page east-to-west-coast map of the United States. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas , published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. Phillips Atlases 807; cf. Ristow pp. 311-313; Rumsey p.239.

$9500.00

A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c
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A New Universal Atlas Containing Maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World. With a special map of each of the United States, Plans of Cities &c

By MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus (1792-1868)

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1846. Folio. (17 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches). Engraved title with large vignette, letterpress Table of contents, hand-coloured frontispiece of the heights of the principal mountains and lengths of the principal rivers, 71 hand-coloured maps, many with insets [complete]. Period half dark red morocco over marbled paper covered boards Mitchell's first issue of Tanner's New Universal Atlas, with hand-coloured maps of all the individual States and Territories, including Texas. S. Augustus Mitchell and his sons were the leading publishers of maps in the United States during most of the nineteenth century. Mitchell had come to Philadelphia around 1830 with the intention of improving the standard of geography textbooks, Philadelphia then being the leading city in America for cartographical publications. A New American Atlas , published in 1831, was his first work. In 1845 he acquired the rights to Tanner's New Universal Atlas (first published in 1836), and in 1846 he published his first edition of the present work. Mitchell continued to publish the Atlas until 1850, when he sold the copyright to Cowperthwait & Co. of Philadelphia. Thomas, Cowperthwait & Company published it until the mid-1850s, when it was purchased by Charles De Silver. The Cowperthwait company continued to add, edit, alter and hand-colour the maps. This is the first Mitchell edition of Henry Tanner's A New Universal Atlas . Despite its title, the Atlas concentrates to a marked degree on the American continent with 42 maps and plans of the area, including three city plans of New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. Including the insets, the atlas contains 117 maps. Phillips Atlases 6103; Ristow pp. 311-313.

$5250.00

Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes ... [with:] Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, dresse pour l'Histoire, philosophique & politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes ..
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Histoire philosophique et politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes ... [with:] Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre, dresse pour l'Histoire, philosophique & politique des établissemens & du commerce des Européens dans les deux Indes ..

By RAYNAL, Guillaume Thomas Francois (1713-1796)

Geneva: Jean-Leonard Pellet, 1780. 11 volumes (text: 10 volumes, 8vo [7 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches]; atlas: 4to [10 1/4 x 8 inches]). Text: engraved portrait frontispiece of Raynal after C.N. Cochin by N. de Launay in vol. 1, 9 engraved frontispiece plates after J.M. Moreau le Jeune by de Launay and others. 50 engraved maps by Rigobert Bonne (49 double-page, 1 folding; numbered 1-49, plus 17bis), and 23 letterpress tables (some folding). Period mottled calf, flat spines in six (text) or seven (atlas) compartments, red and brown lettering pieces in the second and fourth compartments, the others with a repeat decoration in gilt, marbled endpapers, marbled edges Provenance: A. Salle (early booklabels and ink collection stamp) A fine set of the expanded final edition of this important work: the radical anti-colonial notions Raynal expressed in the present edition forced the author into exile. In 1770, Raynal published the first edition of his Histoire philosophique et politique... He had the assistance of various members of the philosophe côteries in his most important work, L'Histoire philosophique et politique ... (Amsterdam, 4 vols., 1770). Denis Diderot indeed is credited with a third of this work, which was characterized by Voltaire as "du réchauffé avec de la declamation." The other chief collaborators were Pechméja, Holbach, Paulze, the farmer-general of taxes, the Abbé Martin, and Alexandre Deleyre. Banned in 1772, a new edition was published by Raynal in 1774, which was immediately placed on the Index of banned books by the Roman Catholic church. The present edition appeared in 1780, and was more violently radical then any of the previous editions. Some of the ideas that Raynal was advocating were enough to ensure that a warrant for his arrest was issued, and the book was condemned by the Parlement de Paris and burnt by the public executioner. Raynal escaped into exile, and did not return until 1784. Despite the radical, anti-colonialism tone of this work, Raynal came to realise the impossibility of the peaceful revolution that he had advocated. This edition, in addition to the fine plates by Moreau le Jeune, is particularly valuable for its atlas of maps by Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794), 23 of which are of American interest. Cohen/de Ricci 854; cf. Phillips 652 (atlas); Sabin 68081.

$4800.00

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