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A Plan of the Operations of the Kings Army Under the Command of General Sr. William Howe, K.B. in New York and East New Jersey against the American Forces Commanded by General Washington, from the 12th of October to the 28th of November 1776. Wherein is particularly distinguished the encampment on the White Plains

By SAUTHIER, Claude Joseph (1736-1802); and William FADEN (1750-1836)

London: William Faden, 1777. Double-page engraved map and battle plan, period hand colouring. Sheet size: 30 x 21 inches. Rare Revolutionary war plan of the Battle of White Plains. The most accurate published delineation of the movements of the armies of Washington and Howe in Westchester published by Faden in February 1777 from drawings made by the British engineer Claude Joseph Sauthier who accompanied Howe on the October and November campaign. "Shows in detail movements and encampments of the British and American units from the north shore of Long Island north to the Croton River, south to Fort Washington on upper Manhattan, and west to Fort Lee New Jersey ... Many engraved notations describe maneuveurs and engagements" (Nebenzahl). Following the Battle of Long Island (August 1776), Washington retreated with the American forces into Manhattan and further north to White Plains. Howe pursued Washington, and this map shows the various landing places and camps of British and Hessian troops at Myers Point in Pelham, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck as well as the location of five war ships blocking the entrance to the Croton River. The map focusses largely on the 28 October Battle of White Plains and the subsequent retreat of the Americans to North Castle. On the west side of the Hudson, the map also shows the location of Cornwallis' camp after the taking of Fort Lee as late as November 18th. First edition, second state with the addition of five ships off Sarak Island (the Tartar, Phoenix, and Roebuck) and a dotted line charting their course. A later edition of the map was published within Stedman's History. Nebenzahl. A Bibliography of Printed Battle Plans of the American Revolution , 101; Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution , 13.

$17500.00

Plat of the Seven Ranges of Townships being part of the Territory of the United States N.W. of the River Ohio which by a late Act of Congress are directed to be sold
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Plat of the Seven Ranges of Townships being part of the Territory of the United States N.W. of the River Ohio which by a late Act of Congress are directed to be sold

By [OHIO]

Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1796. Engraving. The Original Township Ranges: Remaking the American Landscape A fundamentally important map in the westward development of the United States and the mapping of Ohio and the Old Northwest. This map was created as a result of the Land Ordinance of 1785, which set out an orderly method for surveying and selling western lands. The Confederation Congress hoped that proceeds from these sales would help settle the debts growing out of the American Revolution. The map was created from the surveys of Thomas Hutchins, who had been Geographer to the United States until his death in 1789. Hutchins had already surveyed the area several times, and he and his assistants mapped out four of the original seven township ranges before he died. The final three ranges were subsequently mapped, and the "Seven Ranges" became the first portion of Ohio surveyed under the Land Ordinance of 1785. The area surveyed under the Ordinance and depicted on this map is in the form of a triangle, with a ninety-one mile western boundary, a forty-two mile northern boundary, and with the Ohio River forming the eastern boundary. Each township range would consist of thirty-six square miles of territory divided into thirty-six separately numbered square mile sections, each made up of 640 acres. Certain sections were reserved for the federal government, and others were earmarked for sale. Section sixteen in each township was set aside for a public school. The map is drawn on a scale of four miles to the inch. The true importance of this map is not its immediate cartography, but what it set in motion. From these townships westward, all of the United States (excepting those areas along the Mississippi or in the Southwest, where French and Spanish settlement had created different land patterns) were laid out in the township grids from Ohio to the Pacific Ocean. More than any other act of man, this has transformed the landscape of America, as anyone looking out an airplane window can readily see. "Very few printed pieces are of more importance in the history of Ohio than this survey of a part of the future state" - Fifty Ohio Rarities . The present map is in Wheat & Brun's first state, without the publisher's imprint below the neat line at the bottom. Clements Library, Fifty Ohio Rarities 39; Evans 30918; Karrow (Ohio) 2441; Ristow, pp.145-47; Sabin 94884; Smith, Mapping of Ohio pp.123-25; Vail 1081; Wheat & Brun 676.

$5000.00

A Plan of the City of Philadelphia, the Capital of Pennsylvania, from an Actual Survey by Benjamin Easburn, Surveyor General; 1776.  [Inset] A Chart of  Delaware Bay and River, after Mr. Fisher of Philadlephia. 1776
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A Plan of the City of Philadelphia, the Capital of Pennsylvania, from an Actual Survey by Benjamin Easburn, Surveyor General; 1776. [Inset] A Chart of Delaware Bay and River, after Mr. Fisher of Philadlephia. 1776

By EAS[T]BURN, Benjamin [but after Nicholas SCULL, Matthew CLARKSON and Mary BIDDLE]

London: Andrew Dury, 1776. Double-page engraved map, hand colored, on watermarked laid paper. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 28 5/8 inches. Excellent condition. 1st state without the engraver's name. The most detailed map of Philadelphia issued at the start of the Revolution "With the start of the Revolution, demand arose in Europe in 1776 for detailed information about the centers of population in America. Andrew Dury, a print publisher in London, was the first person to respond as to Philadelphia. He reissued the Clarkson-Biddle map of 1762 in the same size as the original, showing all important buildings inside the city" (Snyder). The Clarkson-Biddle map was originally published by Philadelphia engraver and print seller Matthew Clarkson and Nicholas Scull's daughter Mary Biddle. Famed Philadelphia cartographer Nicholas Scull (1687-1761) had drafted the original plan for the map, but died before it could be realized. Published in Philadelphia in 1762, the map was the most detailed depiction of the interior of the city produced to that time. There were two inset maps on the Clarkson-Biddle map, one of which was by Benjamin Eastburn, (who was Scull's predecessor as Surveyor General). Eastburne's name appeared as the cartographer of one of the inset maps on Scull's chart and is presumably the cause of the mis-attribution by Dury. The Easburn map was issued just 4 months after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. It is a faithful rendition of Scull's map with the addition of an inset map of Fisher's Delaware River and Bay, first issued in 1756. Andrew Dury's re-engraving of the Clarkson-Biddle map (which makes the erroneous attribution of the map to Eastburn, and the misspelling "Easburn") reproduces Scull's map with its extraordinary detail: all slips and wharves are identified (with the names of their owners), numerous churches including the Swede's Church, Christ Church, St. Paul's Chuch, the Lutheran Church and many more, various Quaker meeting houses, the Quaker School, the Court House and Market (additionally identified as the location of the Continental Congress), the State House, the jail, Pennsylvania Hospital, the Loganian Library, the Academy and College, and much more. Nebenzahl, Atlas of the American Revolution 27; Nebenzahl & Higgenbotham illustrated 120-121; Phillips Maps 699; Sellers & Van Ee 1312-1313; Snyder, COI 44 (this copy illustrated as colorplate 3); Streeter Sale 979.

$9500.00

Map of Northern Georgia, made under the Direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill

By [CIVIL WAR] - W. E. MERRILL

Chattanooga, 1864. Lithographed folding map, sectioned and linen-backed as issued, the rivers hand coloured. Original card covers, printed paper label. (Minor foxing). Provenance: Colonel McCrerey (signature on cover label). Housed in a black morocco backed box. A remarkable Union Army field map, printed for Sherman's operations in Georgia. A highly detailed map of the northern part of Georgia, made under the direction of Capt. W. E. Merrill, Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland. The map shows all the major roads and rail lines, in addition to natural topographical features, in northern Georgia. The map extends as far north as Chattanooga near the Georgia/Tennessee state line, and far enough south and east to include the northwest sixth of the state. The capture of Chattanooga in November 1863 gave the Union the foothold they needed to cut off supply lines and advance into the deep South. In the spring of 1864 the forces under Gen. William T. Sherman were poised to strike. As soon as Chattanooga was taken, Sherman's chief topographical engineer, Capt. William E. Merrill, "the most innovative and conscientious exponent of mapping during the Civil War", began to compile a map of northwest Georgia. Merrill had his own complete establishment for map production -- a printing press, lithographic presses, and draughtsmen. Equally importantly, Merrill's assistant Sgt. N. Finnegan developed an extraordinary body of intelligence, drawing on spies, prisoners, refugees, peddlars, itinerant preachers and scouts, what Merrill called "his motley crew". All of this information was digested by Merrill day by day, until he was notified that the campaign would begin within the week. At this point the topographers finished their work, and two hundred copies were produced, mounted on linen for field use, and distributed to field commanders down to the brigade level. In five months Merrill and his men had produced a remarkably accurate map of country that lay mostly behind enemy lines. The Merrill map was a critical aid to Sherman's campaigns in Georgia. Five days after the map was completed, on May 7, Sherman's army left Chattanooga and began its hard-fought push to the southeast, slowly driving the Confederates back to the railroad hub of Atlanta (which is in the lower right quadrant of this map). In a campaign of continual attempts by both armies to outflank each other, the understanding of the ground it would have brought the Union commanders was invaluable. Sherman took possession of Atlanta in September, and used it as a base of operations for the next two and a half months while he raided in every direction, all within the boundaries of this map. On November 15 the Federal forces burned the city, cut loose from their rail communications with Chattanooga, and began the famous March to the Sea, heading east toward Savannah, burning and pillaging everything in their path. About a week later they moved off the east edge of this map. An examination shows why this map would have been an invaluable aid to the Union commanders in the Georgia campaign. It details topography, rivers, existing roads and railroads, towns and other features on a very small scale of four miles to the inch. Conveying the latest in Union military intelligence and combining new and existing information, it would have guided Sherman and his officers through eight months of the hardest-fought campaigning of the entire Civil War. A triumph of coordinated intelligence and map-making, it is one of the most remarkable cartographic productions of the Civil War. Indeed, it might be called the "Holster Atlas" of the Georgia campaign. Stephenson, Civil War Maps in the Library of Congress , S28-29; Miller, Great Maps of the Civil War, p.39.

$12000.00

Map of the Bounty Lands in Illinois Territory

By GARDINER, John (d. 1839)

[Washington: General Land Office, 1817. Engraved map, 21 x 16 3/4 inches. Signed by Gardiner. Matted. The earliest obtainable map to name Illinois and one of the earliest maps issued by the General Land Office. An early and important map of Illinois Territory. This is the earlier of two issues of the map, without the printed township grid. This copy includes a portion of manuscript corresponding to the very southern "tail" of the range, here highlighted in red. This grid at lower left is Gardiner's enlargement of this red area, with the river hand-colored blue and a description of one quarter section, with the following manuscript notation: "Fractional township 13 South of Range 1 West / Description of the SE 1/4 section 20 in Township 13 south of range 1 West from the surveyors returns. Rolling woodland / Timber Oak Hickory &c / Underwood Sassafrass hazel &c." Underneath the additional manuscript notation, the map is signed by John Gardiner, the Chief Clerk of the General Land Office. In May 1812, Congress passed a law which set aside lands in what is now Arkansas, Michigan, and Illinois as payment for service in the War of 1812 (they had similarly given out lands in the Northwest Territory to Revolutionary War veterans). Offering western lands was a means of doing well by doing good: the free lands would attract settlers and push the frontiers of American civilization westward. One hundred sixty acres in bounty lands in Illinois Territory were offered to each prospective settler for free. Some war veterans actually did move westward, while others sold the rights to their lands to those more eager to go to the frontier. Ultimately, thousands went west to Illinois in the decade, and the territory became a state in 1818. John Gardiner was the chief clerk of the General Land Office and composed a handful of maps of available western lands during the 1810s. This map shows a wide swath of territory available in Illinois between the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The lands are neatly divided into squares, with "Ranges East" and "Ranges West" on either side of a north-south "Principal Meridian" line, and with an east-west dividing "Base Line" passing through the center of the territory. Lake Peoria is called "Lake Peoire" and the creek flowing into the Illinois River at the lower end of the lake is called "Kickaboo or Red Bud Cr." The attractive map was drawn by C. Schwarz of Washington, D.C., though the identity of the firm that actually engraved the map is unknown. The map can be dated to 1817 based on a letter from Gardiner to James Madison dated Oct. 29, 1817, sending him a copy of the map "which I have engraved for the use of soldiers of the late Army." This appears to be the first issue of the map, without the printed "townships maps" often found in the lower left corner. This map is also often found with a few words or lines of manuscript text describing particular areas, and bearing the signature of John Gardiner, as in the present copy. "This is the first map that Phillips lists under Illinois, and it is perhaps the first map showing a considerable part of Illinois with 'Illinois' in the title" - Streeter. An early and important map of Illinois, and of American efforts to push westward into unsettled territories. Phillips, Maps, p.326; Streeter Sale 1430; Karrow, Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900 (Illinois), p.290; American Imprints (1812) 27202; Graff 1505.

$9500.00

Map of Eastern Kansas
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Map of Eastern Kansas

By KANSAS - WHITMAN, E. B. and A. D. SEARL

Lawrence, Kansas [Boston: J. P. Jewett and Co.], 1856. Lithographed [by L. H. Bradford & Co.] folding pocket map, Indian lands hand-coloured, three vignette views of buildings in Kansas. Folds into original green cloth covers, covers decoratively blocked in blind, upper cover titled in gilt, printed letter by Whitman and Searl on the inside front pastedown. A Bleeding Kansas cartographic rarity: a map intended to promote Free Soil, anti-slavery activists to the region. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the settlers in those states would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro-slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka (identified on the map as the "temporary state capital") and Lawrence (depicted here on the map as a red dot with a small American flag). On this map, both of those free soil strongholds are shown with encampments of "Shannon's Posse" nearby, dated December 1855 -- pro-slavery forces intended to intimidate the Topeka Constitutional Convention. The Kansas troubles are further depicted with the three vignette views, two showing the before and after images of the Eldrige House. Also known as the Free State Hotel, the house served as temporary quarters to incoming New Englanders. Border ruffians destroyed the building on May 21, 1856. It was in retaliation to this attack and others in Lawrence on that day that John Brown attacked pro-slavery settlers in what would become known as the Pottawatomie Massacre, igniting further violence in the region, and making Bleeding Kansas a major portent to the Civil War. Interestingly, on the advertisement by Whitman and Searle on the inside front wrapper, no mention is made of the troubles, even though Whitman was a known abolitionist and Jewett, the publisher, was the publisher of "Uncle Tom's Cabin". The two land agents offer their services to immigrants, offering to find plots, supply information to interested parties, and complete surveys. The primary colored features on the map are Native American tribal lands, shown as separate and with defined boundaries meant to entice settlers to a region without Indian troubles. Forts shown on the map include Fort Riley (both on the larger map and as an unbordered inset at lower left), Fort Leavenworth, and Fort Scott (abandoned). Also shown are Fort Laramie Road, California Road, Oregon Road, and Santa Fe Road. This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 346; Streeter sale 3903; Graff 4640; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 4; Baughman, Kansas in Maps , pp. 52-53; Eberstadt 137:24; Jones, Adventures in Americana 1354; Rumsey 3069; Siebert sale 717.

$4750.00

New England. The most remarqueable parts thus named. by the high and mighty Prince Charles, nowe King of great Britaine
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New England. The most remarqueable parts thus named. by the high and mighty Prince Charles, nowe King of great Britaine

By SMITH, Captain John (1580-1631)

London: Printed by James Reeve, 1635. Copper engraved map, engraved by Simon de Passe. With an oval portrait of Smith in the upper left corner titled "The Portraictuer of Captayne John Smith / Admirall of New England" and with a poem in homage to Smith below. With the arms of the Council of New England in the center of the map. Neatly repaired tear extending from the left margin. State 9. One of the legendary early maps of Colonial America: "the foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave [New England] its name and the first devoted to the region" (Burden 187). This copy is the rare final state, with the correct location of Boston shown and named. After a period of inactivity following his Virginia escapades, Captain John Smith was invited by four London merchants to explore the coastline north of Virginia, with instructions to return with a profitable cargo. Smith arrived off the Kennebec River with two ships in May 1614. One of Smith's ships concentrated on catching fish and gathering other valuable commodities, while Smith continued down the coast to chart and explore. Smith immediately recognized the poor state of the existing cartography for the region. He noted that he had six or seven maps "of those northern parts, so unlike each to other, and most so differing from any true proportion, or resemblance of the Countrey, as they did me no more good, then so much waste paper." Returning to England in December 1615, Smith had the map published with his A Description of New England in June 1616. According to a legend on the map, much of the nomenclature was provided by Charles, Prince of Wales, the future Charles I. Several of these placenames are still in use, including Cape Anne, Charles River, and Plymouth. The decorative elements were engraved by the outstanding Dutch engraver Simon de Passe, who worked in London from 1616 to 1621. De Passe was most famous for his portraits. Griffiths notes that de Passe's English portraits "marked an epoch not only in the British print but in the development of European portrait engraving," most importantly for his introduction of "a new type of auricular frame ... It is curious that such an advanced type should first be popularized in England." The separately dated ("Ao 1616") portrait of Smith on the map, which may have been de Passe's first published in England, predates his auricular style. But the "scale of leagues" in the lower right corner clearly exhibits the "extraordinary curling and folding decoration" that he soon incorporated into his portrait frames. De Passe may have also been responsible for the map itself, but it was probably Robert Clark, whose name appears below de Passe's, who engraved the topographical detail. This is state nine of the map, which appeared in the atlas Historia Mundi , published in London between 1635 and 1639. For this state, Reeve's imprint appears in the lower right corner, the arms of the Council of New England have been added at the center of the map, a school of fish appears off of Cape Cod, text relating to Wood's New England Prospect appears below the compass rose and the town of Boston is shown in the correct location (previously appearing near present day York, Maine). Benes, New England Prospect, 3; Burden, Mapping of North America I: 187 (state 9); Deak, Picturing America , 19; Fite & Freeman, A Book of Old Maps , 34; Krieger & Cobb, Mapping Boston , pp. 82-83; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps , 614.1; Degrees of Latitude , 6; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, The Mapping of America , plate 53; Suarez, Shedding the Veil, 42. For Simon de Passe, see Anthony Griffiths, The Print in Stuart Britain 1603-1689, pp. 56-63.

$70000.00

[Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]
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[Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound.]

By DES BARRES, JOSEPH FREDERICK WALLET (1721-1824) and SAMUEL HOLLAND

London: J. F. W. Des Barres for The Atlantic Neptune, 1776. Large engraved chart from Des Barres' Atlantic Neptune on two sheets of laid paper, joined, each bearing "J Bates" watermark. 43x31 inches sheet size, nice margins; contemporary hand-color in outline; slightest offsetting, a superior copy. State 4 of 7. Fine chart depicting the waters between New Bedford and Martha's Vineyard. Buzzards Bay and the Vineyard Sound including the Elizabeth Islands and the western half of Martha's Vineyard. Showing much more on-shore information than is typical for a Des Barres chart, there are details of property boundaries, structures, even a road from Menemshaw Pond to Tisbury. Native names throughout remain largely unchanged today. Joseph Des Barres was born in Switzerland in 1721 and educated in Basel before emigrating to England and entering the Royal Military College where he learned engineering and the art of surveying. In 1756, Des Barres was commissioned a Lieutenant in the Royal American Regiment and dispatched to North America. He served in America during the Seven Years War under Colonel Bouquet, Lord Howe and General Amherst, and participated in the Quebec campaign as General Wolfe's engineer. Though Des Barres was responsible for the surveys done of Nova Scotia and the Isle of Sable, the surveying of the coastline of what became the United States was undertaken by Major Samuel Holland, a Dutchman, who joined the British army during the French and Indian War as an engineer, and became ultimately Surveyor General for North America. Holland was in charge of a rather large staff, that included Charles Blaskowitz and George Gauld. They ultimately provided greatly improved charts for the entire coastline and the Gulf of Mexico. All this work was done prior to the Revolution, which necessarily brought the surveys to an end. The publishing supervised by Des Barres continued throughout the war years. Des Barres compiled and edited the atlas, maintaining a high standard throughout. His primary motive seems to have been the navigational usefulness of the charts. He clearly envisioned a navigator's needs in approaching a shoreline. The Atlantic Neptune was the first new survey of American coastlines in a century, and the need was very great. The charts were plagiarized for the next thirty or forty years. Des Barres also had a flare for making charts aesthetically appealing, so that they are invariably handsome as well as unfailingly interesting. Stevens 88D; John Carter Brown Library Charting the East Coast of North America, The Atlantic Neptune (Providence: 1972); Robert Lingel 'The Atlantic Neptune' in the Bulletin of the New York Public Library, July 1936, pp.571-603; Augustus P. Loring 'The Atlantic Neptune' in American Maritime Prints (New Bedford: 1985).

$28500.00

Isthmus of Nova Scotia
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Isthmus of Nova Scotia

By DES BARRES, J.F.W. (1721-1824)

London: Published by J.F.W. Des Barres in 'The Atlantic Neptune', 1780. Engraved and etched map with roulette work and aquatint, with original color, 6th state of six. Watermarked "JBates" and countermarked "JB". Some off-setting and soiling. A magnificent large scale map of the isthmus that bridges modern-day Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, featuring superlative detail applied with the greatest artistic virtuousity A monumental map of what is now the Isthmus of Chignecto, which connects Nova Scotia to the mainland. This land bridge had been fiercely contested between the British and French. and many battles were fought there during the 18th century. Fort Beausèjour at the head of the Bay of Fundy had become Fort Cumberland in 1755, at the beginning of the French and Indian War, and Fort Cumberland had repulsed an attack by American sympathisers in 1776. This final state of Des Barres' chart includes a great deal of topographical detail and many settlements in the region, shown as rectangular plots. There are of course many soundings and the title cartouche includes some interesting navigational information: " Chignecto, the North East Branch of the Bay of Fundy is Navigable up to Cumberland, Petcudiac, &c. Tides flow here with great rapidity and rise at Equinoctial Times from 60 to 70 feet perpendicular. By means of these huigh Tides, the Bason of Mines and several fine Rivers which discharge themselves about the Head of the Bay of Fundy are rendered Navigable. The Gulph of St. Lawrence Tides in Bay Verte on the North East of the Isthmus rise only 8 Feet." The charts of Nova Scotia were surveyed under Des Barres' direct supervision in the 1760's. Des Barres, of Swiss-Huguenot extraction, studied under the great mathematician Daniel Bernoulli at the University of Basel, before continuing on to the Royal Military College at Woolwich. Upon the outbreak of hostilities with France in 1756, he joined the British Royal American Regiment as a military engineer. He came to the attention of General James Wolfe, who appointed him to join his personal detail. During this period he also worked with the future legendary explorer James Cook on a monumental chart of the St. Lawrence River. From 1762, Des Barres was enlisted to survey the coastlines of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, while his colleague, Samuel Holland charted the New England coast. He also managed to gain access to some surveys of the American South, Cuba and Jamaica. In 1774, Des Barres returned to England where he began work on The Neptune. His dedication to the project was so strong, that often at his own expense, he continually updated and added new charts and views up until 1784. That year he returned to Canada, where he remained for a further forty years, becoming a senior political figure and a wealthy land owner, and living to the advanced age of 103. The Atlantic Neptune, the most celebrated sea atlas, contained the first systematic survey of the east coast of North America. Des Barres's synergy of great empirical accuracy with the peerless artistic virtue of his aquatint views, created a work that "has been described as the most splendid collection of charts, plates and views ever published" (National Maritime Museum Catalogue). Upon the conclusion of the Seven Years War, Britain's empire in North America was greatly expanded, and this required the creation of a master atlas featuring new and accurate sea charts for use by the Royal Navy. Des Barres was charged with this Herculean task, publishing the first volume in London in 1775, which was soon followed by three further volumes. Des Barres's monumental endeavor eventually featured over two-hundred charts and views, many being found in several states. Des Barres's charts were immensely detailed, featuring both hydrographical and topographical information, and in many cases remained the most authoritative maps of the regions covered for several decades. National Maritime Museum (Greenwich), Henry Newton Stevens Collection, 15f.

$5000.00

Chart of the Harbours of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester from a Survey taken in the years 1804, 5, & 6
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Chart of the Harbours of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester from a Survey taken in the years 1804, 5, & 6

By BOWDITCH, Nathaniel (1773-1838)

[Salem, Massachusetts], 1806. Hand-coloured engraved map, engraved by Hooker & Fairman, on laid paper watermarked "J. Whatman 1804" Minor tears in top margin repaired. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 27 inches. An American cartographic rarity: the true first edition of Bowditch's famed chart of the coasts of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead and Manchester. Bowditch's separately-issued chart, the first accurate chart of those waters, was among the earliest nautical charts based on first-hand surveys by an American to be published in the United States. Born in Salem, Massachusetts, the son of a local cooper and shipmaster, at a young age Nathaniel Bowditch was apprenticed to a local ship chandlery. With his intelligence and mathematical skills evidenced in abundance, he was encouraged by three local Harvard-trained scholars and inventors: Nathan Read, John Prince, and William Bentley. Under their tutelage, he studied Latin, French, mathematics, natural philosophy, astronomy, navigation and he constructed his own surveying equipment. In 1794, Bowditch assisted Bentley and shipmaster John Gibaut in a land survey of Salem. Gibaut shortly thereafter appointed Bowditch as his clerk on a voyage to the East Indies. Between 1795 and 1803, Bowditch sailed to the East Indies five times, continuing his studies on chartmaking and navigation on board. By his final voyage, Bowditch served as master and part-owner of the ship. Practical sailing experience combined with his studies of astronomy made Bowditch one of the best navigators in America. In 1799, publisher and chartseller Edmund Blunt hired Bowditch to revise John Hamilton Moore's New Practical Navigator. Bowditch added much in the way of additional information to the work and contributed so much in the way of revisions, that Blunt decided to completely redo the book, publishing it in 1802 with a new title and with Bowditch listed as the author. Bowditch's American Practical Navigator would prove a fundamentally important work on the art of navigation, with scores of tables and diagrams, and a wealth of practical information, becoming known as the Seamen's Bible. Around the time of the first publication of Bowditch's Navigator, while serving as the President of the Essex Fire and Marine Insurance Company, it became evident that the existing charts of the waters around Salem and Marblehead were deficient. In a rare, separately-published 30-page text of sailing directions to accompany the present chart, Bowditch writes: "The only chart of the entrance of the harbours of Salem, Marblehead, Beverly and Manchester, is that published from the survey taken by Holland and his assistants, just before the American revolutionary war. That period was particularly unfavorable for obtaining an accurate survey of the sea-coast, as the Americans were generally opposed to its being done at that time, fearing that it would give the British the great advantage of being able safely to enter with their armed ships into any of our harbours. In consequence of this, Holland received but little assistance from our pilots, in exploring the sunken ledges and shoals off our harbours; and as it was almost impossible to discover them without such assistance, they were generally omitted by him. This deficiency renders those charts in a great degree useless, though they are accurate as respects the bearings and distances of the islands and the coast. From the time of Holland's survey, till the year 1794, nothing was towards obtaining a more accurate chart. In that year a general survey of the state was ordered by the legislature; but it is to be regretted that this survey was not directed to be made in a manner calculated to ensure accuracy in the execution of it ... the laudable intentions of the legislature were very imperfectly carried into execution; and the map ... was such as was to have been expected." He continues by describing his first-hand surveys to produce this chart by himself, assisted by George Burchmore & William Ropes III: "To do this an excellent theodolite, made by Adams, furnished with a telescope and cross wires, was procured to measure the angles and a Rood chain to measure the distances. With these instruments, the bearings and distances of the shore from Gales point in Manchester, to Phillips point in Lynn (the two extremities of this survey) were carefully ascertained; and the necessary observations were taken for fixing with accuracy the situation of the islands. Soundings were taken throughout the whole extent of the survey, particularly round the dangerous ledges and shoals, several of which were explored, that were hardly known by our best pilots ... most of which were so little known, that names had not been given to them; and during the whole time employed on the survey, which was above eighty days, from two to five persons were hired to assist in sounding and measuring. From these observations the new chart was plotted off, and an accurate engraving of it made, &c." Bowditch's original copperplate has survived and is located in the Peabody Essex Museum. Its survival, however, has resulted in later restrikes, as early as a second edition in 1834 (with additions by Charles M. Endicott listed in seven lines of text below the compass rose) but including others into the 20th century. However, the present first edition of the chart, without the Endicott additions and on paper watermarked 1804, is extremely rare. We find no other examples of the first edition chart on the market, and with only three institutional holdings (Boston Athenaeum, Boston Public Library and Harvard). Guthorn, United States Coastal Charts, p.34 (1834 edition); Garver, Surveying the Shore, p.51.

$45000.00

America Settentrionale colle nuove scoperte fin all' anno 1688
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America Settentrionale colle nuove scoperte fin all' anno 1688

By CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria (1650-1718)

Venice: V. M. Coronelli, 1690. Copper-engraved map, on two joined sheets, in excellent condition. A superlative impression of Coronelli's important and innovative map, and a foundation map for any serious collection of the cartography of North America Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, a Venetian scholar and Minorite Friar, became one of the most celebrated map and globe makers of his era. Throughout his industrious life he produced more than one-hundred terrestrial and celestial globes, several hundred maps, and a wealth of cartographic publications. In 1683, he completed the Marly Globes for Louis XIV, the largest and most magnificent globes ever made. In 1684 he founded the Academia Cosmografica degli Argonauti, the first geographical society, and was appointed Cosmographer of the Republic of Venice. He published two atlases, the Atlante Veneto (Venice, 1691) and the Isolario (1696-98), and compiled the first encyclopaedia to be arranged alphabetically. This magnificent map of North America, published in the Atlante Veneto , is widely considered to be one of Coronelli's finest maps, and is cartographically similar to the scene depicted on his famous globe of 1688. Printed initially on two separate sheets, the present example has been carefully joined to form a wonderful unified image. The map is beautifully preserved in its uncoloured state, as originally intended. Artistically, it is a masterpiece of late Baroque engraving. Its title cartouche, featuring scenes of gods blessing the era of European expansion evince the sumptuous style of Coronelli's Venice. Finely engraved scenes of native Americans and real or imagined beasts adorn the land and seas. Apart from displaying a fine aesthetic sense, Coronelli has rendered the continent with far greater geographical detail than his contemporaries, having benefited enormously from his favour at the French court and his publishing partnership with Paris cartographer Jean-Baptiste Nolin. The Great Lakes are drawn with unrivalled accuracy, drawing on information gleaned in 1673 by the Quebecois explorer Louis Jolliet, and his traveling companion, the French-born Jesuit Jacques Marquette. The Mississippi basin is rendered with great detail, reflecting French discoveries, most notably those by René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle on his first expedition of 1679-82. This map depicts La Salle's dramatic misplacement of the mouth of the Mississippi 600 miles to the west of its true location. Importantly, it is on the western portion of the map where Coronelli has added the most significant amount of new information, drawn mostly from a highly important manuscript map by Diego Dionisio de Peñalosa Briceño y Berdugo, which included numerous previously unrecorded place names and divided the Rio Grande into the Rio Norte and the Rio Bravo in the south. The manuscript map was probably originally prepared by Peñalosa between 1671 and 1687 as part of his attempts to interest the French King Louis XIV in his plans to mount an military expedition against New Spain. The most prominent geographical detail of the map is California's appearance as a massive island, this map being one of the best renderings of this beloved misconception. The precise geographical details are enlivened by the presence of numerous captions noting discoveries or details of the terrain. Burden, The Mapping of North America II 643; Mapping the West pp.43-47; Cumming The Exploration of North America p.148; Leighly California as an Island 88; Martin Maps of Texas and the Southwest p.87; McLaughlin California as an Island 103; Portinaro pl.CII; Phillips Maps p. 795; Shirley 548; Tooley America p.125 ; cf. Tooley Maps & Map-Makers p. 21; Wheat Trans-Mississippi West I, 70.

$22000.00

Map of the State of Texas Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography
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Map of the State of Texas Engraved to Illustrate Mitchell's School and Family Geography

By MITCHELL, S.A.

Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co, 1852. Hand-colored engraving by J. H. Young. Mild time toning. Occasional spots. Two minor creases in the lower right corner. Small losses in top margin. A small but comprehensive map of Texas, showing the new boundaries after the Compromise of 1850, with inset maps of the panhandle and Galveston. Included are topographical details and several trails: the Santa Fe Trail and a number of west Texas trails emanating from the Pecos River. Rumsey, 554 (Atlas).

$650.00

A New Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20, Jan. 1783. wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions; laid down according to the latest surveys, and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Member of Parliamt
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A New Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided according to the preliminary articles of peace, signed at Versailles, 20, Jan. 1783. wherein are particularly distinguished the United States, and the several provinces, governments &ca which compose the British Dominions; laid down according to the latest surveys, and corrected from the original materials, of Goverr. Pownall, Member of Parliamt

By [BOWEN, Emanuel (c.1720-67) and John GIBSON (fl. 1750-1792)]- Robert LAURIE (1755-1836) & James WHITTLE (d.1818), publishers

London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794. Engraved map on four joined sheets, hand coloured in outline. Overall joined sheet size: 41 5/8 x 46 7/8 inches. Bowen and Gibson's large scale wall map of North America: a Laurie and Whittle issue published following the Treaty of Paris which ended the American Revolution. Bowen and Gibson's map was first issued in about 1755 under the title An Accurate Map of North America. It was reprinted and variously altered for the next forty years, attesting to its importance. Aside from its stunning visual impact, Bowen and Gibson's map contains a tremendous amount of information, including numerous Native American placenames in the western areas, notes and routes of early roads, and the forts along the Mississippi and to the west of the Appalachians. The two insets are of Baffin and Hudson's Bay, and the mouth of the Colorado River, this latter inset map based on the explorations of Eusebio Kino. The present map exhibits what is the fourth version of the title, and is an issue which incorporates the changes brought about by the end of the American Revolution and the 1783 Treaty of Paris. A notation on the map reads: "The Divisions in this map are coloured according to the preliminaries signed at Versailles, January 20th. 1783. The Red indicates the British possessions; the Green those of the United States; the Blue what belongs to the French, and the Yellow what belongs to the Spaniards." In updating the map to fit the new circumstances, the articles of the 1763 Treaty have been entirely removed, and the cartouche has been considerably reworked, among other changes. The present issue includes both Laurie and Whittle imprint in the cartouche and Sayer's 1786 imprint in the bottom right corner, making this an intermediate state between Stevens and Tree 49(j) and 49(k). Cf. Degrees of Latitude 36; cf. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 49, in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

$2800.00

Course of the Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765
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Course of the Mississippi from the Balise to Fort Chartres; taken on an Expedition to the Illinois in the latter end of the year, 1765

By ROSS, Lieutenant

London: Robert Sayer, 1775. Engraved with outline color, on two joined sheets. Formerly folded into atlas. Some skilful marginal restoration. The first large-scale map of the Mississippi River, and the first based in whole or in part on English surveys. In the 1763 Treaty of Paris, which ended the French and Indian War, the east bank of the Mississippi was transferred from French to British sovereignty. And in 1765, Lieutenant Ross was sent on an expedition up the river as far as Illinois. Upon his return, he created a manuscript map focused on the great river that added his expedition's observations to the most recent French cartographical information, particularly that contained in D'Anville's map. The Ross map provided the first detailed, large-scale look at the river for its entire length, with the scattered French settlements and Native American tribal regions along its banks. Interestingly, the east bank features far more detail than the opposing side, as Ross and other British surveyors were technically only permitted to explore the British side of the river, which henceforth represented the western boundary of the English colonies. The Chart begins at the top in Illinois where the French had established Fort de Chartres in 1720 on the east bank of the river, south of St. Louis and the confluence of the Illinois River. The map was first published by Robert Sayer on June 1, 1772. This second issue of 1775 shows many alterations in the neighborhood of New Orleans, including the addition of Forts St. Leon and St. Mary. Stevens & Tree, "Comparative Cartography" 31b, in Tooley, The Mapping of America ; Phillips, A List of Maps of America, , p. 439.

$4500.00

Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises
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Canada Louisiane et Terres Angloises

By D'ANVILLE, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon (1697-1782)

Paris, 1755. Copper-engraved map, on four unjoined sheets. Large inset titled "Le Fleuve Saint-Laurent..." D'Anville's four sheet map of North America after John Mitchell. This four sheet map shows North America from James Bay to Florida and as far west as the Mississippi River. The map was based in part on Mitchell's famous map of the United States which appeared earlier in the same year. D'Anville developed his version of the map with an emphasis on French influence on the area, omitting Mitchell's legend, references to English factories in the disputed trans-Allegheny area, and drew on French sources for additional details over the Mitchell map. The map provides early detail along the lower portion of the Missouri (alternately the "Pekitanoui") and the upper waters of the Mississippi. The Keweenaw peninsula is named as Kiaonan, and Isle Royale is called I. Minong. It is filled with scores of Indian tribes and villages named and located. "To illustrate the cartography of the second half of the eighteenth century, a d'Anville map is essential. He dominated not only French but all contemporary geographers. He was one of the foremost to leave blank spaces in his maps where knowledge was insufficient ... His representation of the Great Lakes is superior to that of his contemporary, John Mitchell" Tooley). D'Anville's map would become the basis for numerous future mappings, most notably by Jeffereys and Sayer & Bennett. This copy with the rare fourth sheet comprising the inset of the St. Lawrence River, often found lacking due to its irregular shape. Cumming, Southeast in Early Maps 296; Kershaw, Early Printed Maps of Canada II:625; Sellers and Van Ee, Maps and Charts of North America and the West Indies 17; McCorkle, New England in Early Printed Maps 755.1; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p.760; Tooley, "Mapping of the Great Lakes" pp. 316-317 in Tooley, The Mapping of America.

$2500.00

Chart from New York to Timber Island including Nantucket Shoals from the latest Surveys
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Chart from New York to Timber Island including Nantucket Shoals from the latest Surveys

By NORMAN, John; and Osgood CARLETON

Boston: printed and sold by John Norman, 1794. Copper engraved sea chart, on seven sheets, unjoined. Greatest dimensions (if joined): approximately 50 x 76 inches. Rare complete copy of the first edition of Norman's chart of the New England coast line. The American Revolution brought an end to Britain's leading role in the mapping of America. The task now fell to the American publishing industry still in its infancy, but with first-hand access to the new surveys that were documenting the rapid growth of the nation. In particular, there was a need for nautical charts for use by the expanding New England commercial fleets. The first American marine atlas, Mathew Clark's A Complete Set of Charts of the Coast of America, was published in Boston in 1790. Two of Clark's charts had been engraved by John Norman, who was inspired to launch his own enterprise. In January 1790, Norman published a notice in the Boston Gazette stating he was currently engraving charts of all the coast of America on a large scale. These were assembled and published as The American Pilot in Boston in 1791. Norman's Pilot, the second American marine atlas, indeed the second American atlas of any kind, marked an advance over the earlier work of Mathew Clark. The present map is among the most impressive from the atlas. Printed on seven sheets, the map joins to an irregular shape (sometimes described as an inverted T or inverted L shape). As the title suggests, the map depicts the entire coastline, from Manhattan Island in the south west, to Timber Island, Maine. Besides an accurate depiction of the coastline based on Holland's surveys, the map includes shoals and soundings, and with both coastal and inland towns and waterways. As the cartouche states, the map, and indeed the entire atlas, includes an attestation by Osgood Carleton (described as a "Teacher of Navigation and other Branches of the Mathematics"), certifying its accuracy. New editions of Norman's Pilot appeared in 1792 and 1794, and after his death, his son William Norman, brought out editions in 1794, 1798, 1801, and 1803. The present map is Wheat & Brun's second state, i.e. from the 1794 edition preceding John Norman's death, with the inclusion of the right extension sheet showing George's Bank, the inclusion of the northernmost sheet extending the map to Timber Island and with roads added connecting towns north of Boston. Later editions included a number of changes, most notably excluding the George's Bank and northernmost sheets. Despite the seemingly large number of editions, The American Pilot is one of the rarest of all American atlases. Wheat and Brun locate just ten complete copies for the first five editions: 1791 (Huntington, Harvard); 1792 (Library of Congress, Clements); 1794(1) (Library of Congress, John Carter Brown Library, Boston Public Library); 1794(2) (Yale); 1798 (Library of Congress, Boston Public Library). Only one other example of this map has appeared at auction in the last quarter century, being a later 19th century issue without the additional two sheets (Swann Galleries, 5 December 2013, selling for $37,500). Wheat & Brun 157 (state 2); McCorke 791.4; Suarez, Shedding the Veil 60 (1801 edition); Bosse, "The Boston Map Trade of the Eighteenth Century" in Mapping Boston , pp. 49-52.

$52500.00

Sectional map of the Territory of Kansas compiled from the field notes in the Surveyor General's Office
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Sectional map of the Territory of Kansas compiled from the field notes in the Surveyor General's Office

By HALSALL, John

St. Louis: John Halsall, 1857. Engraved folding pocket map, full contemporary hand-colouring, ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, upper cover titled in gilt, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Minor wear to spine of covers, map in excellent condition. Rare pocket map of Kansas Territory issued during the Bleeding Kansas conflict. The passage of the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 created those territories with the provision that the region's settlers would decide whether slavery would be lawful. The border state of Kansas thus became a breeding ground for anti- and pro-slavery conflict. Pro-slavery Missourians, known as border ruffians, flooded into the eastern half of the state, specifically along the Missouri River where slave-based agriculture would be feasible. Anti-slavery forces rallied, sending settlers from the North, with most coming from New England. Free state settlements were created in Topeka and Lawrence (both identified on this map), with the border ruffians establishing their capital at Lecompton (prominently displayed on this map and labelled in all capital letters). This map depicts the eastern half of the territory, extending as far west as the Principal Meridian. Thirty-seven counties are named, along with numerous locations of Indian lands and reservations. Numerous towns and forts are shown, along with the principal roads and waterways. "Large detailed map showing the Indian Lands and Reservations, the Forts, Towns, Rivers; with accurate sections as surveyed to that date" (Eberstadt). This map, however, is at its essence a cartographic representation of the slavery conflict and the events leading to the Civil War. Halsall's map, published in St. Louis, is considerably more rare than its Free Soil counterpart, issued by Whitman and Searl and printed in Boston. This is Heaston's third issue of the map, with the Kansas Indian Reservation identified, and the counties of Washington, Clay, Dickinson and Pottawatomie added. Eberstadt 113:273; Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 346; Heaston, Kansas Pocket Maps 9.

$5000.00

Map of the State of New York and the Surrounding Country
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Map of the State of New York and the Surrounding Country

By BURR, David (1803-1875)

Ithaca: Stone & Clark, 1841. Double-page engraved map, period hand colouring. Sheet size: 21 1/2 x 28 1/4 inches. Minor repair along lower centerfold. A fine map from a rare edition of Burr's Atlas of the State of New York: the first atlas devoted exclusively to New York State and an important milestone in the history of American cartography First published in 1829, Burr's atlas was financed by and under the auspices of the Legislature of the State of New York, and was drawn by Burr from the official surveys conducted by the Surveyor General's Office of the State. Burr's atlas was only the second atlas to be devoted to a single state, preceded only by Robert Mill's Atlas of South Carolina. The present general map of the state is from the rare third edition of 1841, published in Ithaca.

$850.00

A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania [sic.] Maryland, Virginia and Carolina. According to the newest and most exact observations
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A New and Exact Map of the Dominions of the King of Great Britain on ye continent of North America containing Newfoundland, New Scotland, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pensilvania [sic.] Maryland, Virginia and Carolina. According to the newest and most exact observations

By MOLL, Herman (fl. 1678-1732)

London: Printed and Sold by Tho: Bowles next ye Chapter House in St. Pauls Church-yard, John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill and by I. King at ye Globe in ye Poultrey [sic.] near Stocks Market, 1731. Copper-engraved map, with period outline colour, on two joined sheets. Good condition apart from expertly repaired tears to folds. Overall size of joined sheets: 40 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches. A fine copy of state four (of five) of the famous 'Beaver' map of the English and French colonies in North America. "One of the first and most important cartographic documents relating to the ongoing dispute between France and Great Britain over boundaries separating their respective American colonies ... The map was the primary exponent of the British position during the period immediately following the Treaty of Utrecht in 1713." ( Degrees of Latitude ) The British colonies according to British claims are outlined in red, with the French very lightly outlined in blue. All territory south of the St. Lawrence River and eastern Great Lakes is shown as British. Numerous notations relating to territorial claims, Indian tribes, the fur trade, and the condition of the land cover the face of the map. This map shows the early eighteenth century postal routes in the British colonies, and is frequently called the first American postal map. There are four insets, including a large map of coastal South Carolina, and a plan of Charleston. At lower left is a map of Florida and the Deep South, which is based on a map by Thomas Nairne, the Indian agent for South Carolina. The most striking feature is the large vignette which gives the map it's popular name. It consists of an early view of Niagara Falls, with a colony of beavers at work in the foreground. Pritchard holds that the beaver "was an appropriate image for the North American map for two reasons: the animal's importance to the fur trade, and its industrious nature." Cumming British Maps pp.6-12; Cumming Southeast in Early Maps 158; Degrees of Latitude 19 (state 4); Reinhartz Herman Moll Geographer pp.18-36; Schwartz and Ehrenberg Mapping of America pp.138, 144; Stevens and Tree 'Comparative Cartography' ,55 (c) in Tooley Mapping of America.

$22000.00

A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto
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A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto

By POPPLE, Henry; Johannes Covens and Cornelius Mortier, publishers

Amsterdam: Covens and Mortier, 1742. Copper-engraved map on four sheets, joined, 46 by 41 inches. Handsomely framed in a gold frame. A Primary Map of North America Henry Popple produced this map under the auspices of the Lord Commissioners of Trade and Plantations to help settle disputes arising from the rival expansions of English, Spanish and French colonies. "France claimed not only Canada, but also territories drained by the Mississippi and its tributaries - in practical terms, an area of half a continent" - Goss, The Mapping of North America , p.122. The thrust of British mapmaking after 1718 was to establish her presence cartographically on the French. Hence the title "The British Empire in America..."Nevertheless, in making the map, Popple used the best available geographical information: Colonel Barnwell's map of the southeast; De L'Isle's "Carte de la Louisiane"; Cadwallader Colden's map of the Iroquois nations, and seems to have come up with a map that did not please imperialistic British viewers as much as it did those who only wanted an accurate depiction. The result is a vast map of North America never before delineated in such detail, and a source of delight and intrigue to this day. Babinksi notes that George Washington owned a copy of the Key map (Popple's abbreviated version) and Benjamin Franklin ordered two copies for the Pennsylvania Assembly in 1746 and another in 1752. The Popple and Mitchell (1755) maps were the most important maps of North America made in the 18th century and were widely known and referred to throughout the formation of the United States. This example is the second state of the edition published by Covens and Mortier in Amsterdam, circa 1742. Covens & Mortier was a highly respected Amsterdam map publishing firm, which, more than any of their colleagues, maintained the high standards established by the Dutch and French cartographers of the previous century. It is differentiated from the first state by the word "Hollandish" being changed to "The Dutch" in the cartouche. The original Popple map is virtually impossible to present as a unified piece (joined, it measures more than eight feet square). The Covens and Mortier version of Popple offers in a more manageable and accessible form all the geographical and political material of the original, including the depiction of Wager's sea battle with the Spanish near Cartagena in 1707. The region in question, the Eastern half of North America and a portion of northern South America, is laid out on four sheets, which joined are 46 x 41 inches. An excellent example of the most important American map of its era. Mark Babinski, Henry Popple's 1733 Map (New Jersey, 1998), state 2 of the Covens & Mortier edition; E. McSherry Fowble, Two Centuries of Prints in America 1680-1880 (1987), 6, 7 (ref); Graff 3322; Howes P481, "b"; Lowery 338; McCorkle et al, America Emergent 21; McCorkle, New England 741.3; Phillips, Maps 569; Sabin 64140; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, p.151; Streeter Sale 676; Stephenson & McKee, Virginia in Maps , map II-18A-B. (Some citations are for the original 1733 Popple map).

$14000.00

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