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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

Southern Mississippi and Alabama Showing the Approaches to Mobile
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Southern Mississippi and Alabama Showing the Approaches to Mobile

By [CIVIL WAR] - READ, Joseph Corson

[Washington]: Coastal Survey Office, 1863. Folding map, 24 x 25½ inches, mounted in twenty-four sections on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Light wear. Minor foxing and wear to map. Rare field operations map of Mississippi. This rare Civil War map was created by the Coast Survey office, the main cartographic arm of the Union Army, for use in the Union campaigns into the South. This copy was owned and used by Colonel Joseph Corson Read, the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. In November 1863, the Union armies captured Chattanooga, the "Gateway to the South," enabling them to stage a prolonged offensive into the Southern heartland. Grant moved very quickly to overwhelm the South and immediately ordered Sherman to move against Atlanta and its vital railroad supply lines, at the same time as he sent Nathaniel Banks to attack Mobile, Alabama. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889) was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Colonel A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. This map, scaled at ten miles to the inch, shows Mississippi and Alabama from Jackson to Montgomery, starting about fifty miles north of those two points and continuing south to New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico. Rivers, roads, and rail lines, and all the towns they connect, are detailed, with waterways printed in blue. Two of the railroads, the Mobile & Pensacola, and the Mobile & Great Northern, construction and removal dates during the war. An important map that would have been used by the Union Army in the field, specifically by the Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland. Library of Congress, Civil War Maps 260.1; Library of Congress, Railroad Maps 140.

$5500.00

Northern Mississippi and Alabama
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Northern Mississippi and Alabama

By [CIVIL WAR] - LINDENKOHL, Adolph

[Washington], 1864. Folded map, 24 x 33 inches, in thirty-two segments mounted on linen. Original card covers with printed paper label. Contemporary ownership inscription on label. Some light wear and minor soiling. Detailed field map for the Union Army in Northern Mississippi and Alabama A highly detailed map of the northern half of Mississippi and Alabama, showing the border with Tennessee and all points south to Vicksburg and Montgomery, produced to support the operations of the Union Army there in 1864. This is one of several maps compiled by the U.S. Coast Survey in an attempt to adequately map the South during the Civil War for military purposes. A note on the map indicates that the present map was compiled from various sources, including "campaign maps and information furnished by Capt. O.M. Poe, Chief Engineer, Military Division of the Mississippi, and by Capt. W.E. Merrell, Chief Engineer, Department of the Cumberland." Merrill was Sherman's chief topographical engineer, and he contributed to several important maps of the area, including one of Northern Georgia produced in Chattanooga following the vital capture of that city. With the beginning of the Civil War the United States Army found itself scrambling to obtain adequate field maps for military operations in the South. The most established cartographic branch of the Government, the Coast Survey, was pressed into service to provide these maps, some with a coastal component but mainly for landlocked locations. The cartographers of the Coast Survey reviewed all of the existing cartography available, but also drew on military and scouting reports and covert agents to assemble the most detailed possible maps of places, roads, railroads, natural features. The topography is illustrated with hachured and shaded relief, and railroads shown in red. The circulation of these maps was controlled, and only officers ranking major or higher were supposed to control copies. As a result, they are rare today. Two key figures in the Coast Survey effort during the War were Henry Lindenkohl and his brother Adolph, who were responsible for actually drawing many of the field maps. The Lindenkohls were born in Germany, but emigrated to the United States as teenagers and became American citizens. Adolph had already worked at the Coast Survey before the War began, and Henry joined in 1861. Together they made a huge contribution to the war effort through their superb cartographic work, producing and revising maps of different theatres of operations through 1865. Both continued with the survey for the rest of their lives; Adolph died in 1904 after fifty years on the job, and Henry in 1920 after fifty-nine. This map has the ownership inscription of Col. Joseph Corson Read (1831-1889). Read was one of the first wave of men to take up Abraham Lincoln's call for volunteers to put down the rebellion in April 1861. He remained continuously in the army, serving first on General Jesse Reno's staff and rising to the rank of Chief Commissary for the Army of the Cumberland, commanded by Gen. George H. Thomas. Thomas was impressed with Read, and on May 1, 1864, with the spring campaign against Atlanta imminent, Thomas named Read Chief Commissary of the Army of the Cumberland in the Field. This meant that, although Col. A.P. Porter was the Army's overall chief, Read would serve alongside Thomas in the field and had the responsibility to supply the entire army as it moved South. During the long and arduous Atlanta campaign he was the man on the ground, making the supply side work. Read developed a close relationship with Thomas, one with both personal and professional aspects. An important map of Northern Mississippi and Alabama, particularly interesting as part of the greater project undertaken by the Coast Survey to map out the South during the Civil War, and with excellent provenance and associations.

$4750.00

Chapman's Sectional Map of Minnesota
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Chapman's Sectional Map of Minnesota

By CHAPMAN, Silas (1813-1899)

Milwaukee: Silas Chapman, 1856. Colored folding map, 29¾ x 23½ inches. Bound into original 16mo. brown cloth folder, gilt-lettered cover. Folder slightly worn and faded. Slight foxing on map. Colors on map generally bright and clean. Overall very good. A variant state of this important Minnesota map, without priority, published in as many as five versions in 1856. Many of the counties west of St. Paul are unidentified or shown in their earlier, larger incarnations, and the region along the north shore of Lake Superior is unmapped. This edition was published by Silas Chapman himself, who produced several pocket maps of Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Chapman's maps were reproduced later by other publishers. While some 1856 versions of the map fail to show important geographic features shown here, such as Lake Minnetonka, the present map omits features that appear on other versions, such as the Sioux reservation in Goodhue and Wabasha counties and Houston county, indicating the present version is among the earlier states. Not in Phillips Maps . Rumsey 1662; Checklist of Printed Maps of the Middle West to 1900 (Minnesota), p.124.

$1250.00

Benham's New Map of the City of New Haven
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Benham's New Map of the City of New Haven

By BUTLER, S.

New Haven: J. H. Benham, 1872. Lithographed folding pocket map, drawn by Edward Lyman after surveys by Butler, lithographed by Punderson & Crisand. 102 numbered references. Folds into publisher's cloth covers, upper cover lettered in gilt.

$375.00

Colton's Railroad & Township Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut with parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont & New York
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Colton's Railroad & Township Map of Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut with parts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont & New York

By COLTON, George W. (1827-1901) & Charles B. (1832-1916)

New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton, 1876. Folding pocket map, full period hand coloring. Inset of the British Provinces on the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt in the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Large and colorful Colton map of New England This decorative map depicts the region from New York City in the southwest corner to Searsmont, Maine in the northeast corner, with the Saranac Lakes in the northwest corner. Both counties and townships are identified, with many towns named. Roads, waterways and railroads are all shown.

$750.00

Mitchell's Travellers Guide Through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes
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Mitchell's Travellers Guide Through the United States. A Map of the Roads, Distances, Steam Boat & Canal Routes

By UNITED STATES - MITCHELL, S. Augustus (publisher) - J. H. YOUNG

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1833. Engraved folding map, period hand-colouring in outline. Nine inset maps. Large folding Index sheet. Folds into publisher's dark green morocco covers, covers bordered in gilt, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover. Mitchell's Travellers Guide, with the large map of the U.S. The map, with the borders of the states brightly colored, shows the Northeast, west to Missouri Territory and part of Mexico, including the Great Lakes region, and south through part of Florida. Insets show the vicinities of Niagara, New Orleans, Cincinnati, Albany, New York, Baltimore and Washington, Philadelphia, Charleston, and Boston. The large folding Index sheet includes much information on steamboat and canal routes, and various statistics. This copy very good condition for a guide generally found quite worn. This is the second edition, preceded only by that of 1832. Rumsey 4374; Howes M690; Clark III:74; Graff 4790.

$1250.00

G. W. Colton's Township Map of the State of Iowa
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G. W. Colton's Township Map of the State of Iowa

By IOWA - COLTON, George W. (1827-1901)

New York: G.W. & C.B. Colton, 1869. Folding pocket map, full period hand-colouring, ornamental border. Census table at lower right. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth covers, title stamped in gilt on the upper cover, Colton ad on the front pastedown. Colton pocket map of Iowa Iowa experienced explosive growth during the 1860s, largely as a result of the rapid development of the state's railroad system. At the beginning of the decade, Iowa's few railroads were entirely confined to the eastern one-third of the state. By the time Colton published this fine map in 1869, several lines had pushed to its western border, including the Mississippi & Missouri Railroad, which joined the transcontinental railroad at Council Bluffs. This map is similar to another one published by the Coltons in the same period, though smaller and without the "sectional" divisions. Rumsey 0180 (1855 issue); Phillips, A List of Maps of America , p. 337 (1862 issue).

$600.00

Map of the United States
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Map of the United States

By WEBSTER, James W.

New York: Webster, 1836. Folding engraved pocket map with full period hand-colouring (sheet size: 16 x 19 5/8 inches), wth a second folding sheet of accompanying letterpress text within a type-ornament border, entitled "Travellers Guide and Statistical View of the United States." (sheet size: 18 x 22 inches). (Small repaired tears to both sheets). Original dark blue raon-backed printed paper-covered boards (extremities scuffed). A very rare early travellers' guide to the United States. "The map is from a discarded plate of H. Phelps' U.S. [1832]... The index is largely stolen from Mitchell's Traveller's Guide index sheet for 1832, however the information on roads and distances is taken from someone else ... The map has the characteristic oval portrait of Washington, reengraved ... from the Phelps issue. Webster put this together from Phelps, Mitchell and (?) and it is very scarce - I can find no references to it" (Rumsey). Rumsey 3450.

$1500.00

Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities
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Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

By [MITCHELL, S. Augustus]

Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1834. Full period color, 17 x 20½ inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers. Statistical table laid down on inside front cover. Five insets (see below). Minor repairs. This is the second pocket map edition of D. H. Vance's map of New York State with the imprint of S. Augustus Mitchell. Mitchell had purchased the plate from Anthony Finley in 1831, removed Vance's name, added a new border, and included it in his edition of the A New American Atlas (1831). The map was first issued as a pocket map by Mitchell in 1832. With the 1832 edition, Mitchell replaced the inset, "Profile of the Erie Canal," with four insets: "Vicinity of Albany," "Vicinity of New York," "Vicinity of the Falls of Niagara" and "Vicinity of Rochester." With this 1834 edition the statistical table at right was replaced by an inset "Map of the Hudson River." Numerous new towns are present throughout, and distances in miles along roads between towns have been added. New York's first railroads are also included for the first time. The title has been moved from the upper left to the lower left corner. This edition is not listed in Rumsey nor in Phillips.

$450.00

Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona
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Bancroft's Map of California, Nevada, Utah and Arizona

By BANCROFT, H. H.

San Francisco: H. H. Bancroft, 1864. Folding pocket map, printed on two sheets joined, full original hand colouring. Within an ornamental border. Folds into publisher's blindstamped cloth boards, upper cover lettered in gilt, publisher's ad on the front pastedown. (Minor separations at folds expertly repaired, very minor losses at intersecting folds). First edition, first issue of a rare early pocket map of California. An "important large scale map ... The map shows the Emigrants Road to California, Overland Mail Route, and proposed routes for the Southern Pacific Railroad in California and for the Central Pacific" (Streeter). The map shows California and Nevada, plus western Utah and Arizona on the impressive scale of twenty-four miles to the inch. Bancroft shows these western areas with the most accurate detail possible; completed railroads, proposed railroads, and wagon roads are carefully laid down. "All of California and Nevada are shown, along with the western parts of Utah and Arizona ... This is the scarcest of the editions of this map. A second issue was published in the same year, with a different border (interlocking leaves as opposed to interlocking Coltonesque metal strips in this copy)" (Rumsey). Rumsey 4819; Wheat Transmississippi 1219; Streeter sale 3915; Wheat 1093.

$4500.00

Map of New York City and County
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Map of New York City and County

By COLTON, George W. (1827-1901) & Charles B. (1832-1916)

New York: Colton & Co, 1870. Full period color, 29¾ x 42 inches, folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. Splits on folds neatly repaired. The main map shows Manhattan Island as far north as 129th Street on a scale of four inches to the mile. A large inset at the left shows upper Manhattan and much of the Bronx. Riverside Park and Grand Central Station now appear. Not in Rumsey or Phillips.

$1750.00

Colton's New Map of Long Island
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Colton's New Map of Long Island

By COLTON, George W. (1827-1901) & Charles B. (1832-1916)

New York: Colton & Co, 1882. Engraved map, with full period color, on two sheets, that if joined would measure 30 x 62¼ inches, gilt-stamped brown cloth covers, expertly repaired, in very good condition. An excellent nineteenth-century map of Long Island With a large inset of "Brooklyn, New York, Jersey City, Hoboken, etc." This is probably the largest commercially published map of Long Island to date, which indicates the increasing population and importance of Long Island. Development in the eighteen years since the publication of the 1865 map has been dramatic. Explosive growth can be seen throughout Queens, especially in Jamaica and Garden City. Railroads now crisscross the island, with the Brooklyn & Montauk Railroad extending along its southern coast as far as Sag Harbor. The map was evidently first introduced in 1873. Rumsey (167) lists a later 1888 edition. Not in Phillips.

$5750.00

Map  of the State of New York Showing the location of Boundaries of Counties & Townships Cities, Towns and Villages: the Courses of Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads
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Map of the State of New York Showing the location of Boundaries of Counties & Townships Cities, Towns and Villages: the Courses of Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads

By SMITH, J. Calvin

New York: Published by J. Disturnell, 1848. Engraved on steel by Sherman & Smith. Full period color, 19 x 23-1/2", folding into gilt stamped brown cloth covers. Two insets: The St. Lawrence River, from the New York State Line to Quebec; and City of New York with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburgh. This is a finely engraved and detailed general map of the State of New York. Canals are shown in blue, and railroads in orange. Docketed on verso in blue pencil: "Jay Fiske Fort Plain N.Y." and "Map of New York State/ Fiske". Phillips, p. 513; not in Rumsey.

$600.00

New Guide Map of the United States & Canada. With Railroads, Counties Etc.
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New Guide Map of the United States & Canada. With Railroads, Counties Etc.

By COLTON, George W. (1827-1901)

New York: Colton, & Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1861. Period color, 30¼ x 34¾ inches, folding into gilt-stamped dark brown cloth covers. Fine condition. Not in Rumsey.

$1500.00

The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities
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The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

By WILLIAMS, William

Utica, NY: Published by William Williams, 1828. "Engraved by V. Balch & Stiles." Period outline color, 19-3/4 x 20-1/2" on a 19-3/4 x 28-1/4" sheet with nine columns of text entitled Stage, Canal and Steam-Boat Register at right. Folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers. Two insets: Profile of the Grand Erie Canal, and Profile of the Champlain Canal. Three columns of descriptive text on the Erie Canal. Fine condition. Second edition, with changes to the text from the first edition of 1827. Rumsey 4970; Phillips, p. 510.

$1250.00

Railroad, Canal & County Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Adjoining States
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Railroad, Canal & County Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey & Adjoining States

By BARNES, R.L.

Philadelphia, 1864. Some period color, 26 x 36 inches. Folding into gilt-stamped brown cloth covers. Minor repairs, else very nice. The watershed of the Allegheny River in the "Oil District," Venago County, is marked in red. A reduced version of Melish's map of Pennsylvania, reissued by Barnes in 1849. This reduced version was first published in 1856, apparently without the highlighting of the Allegheny watershed in red. Rumsey lists editions of 1857 and 1865 (3350, 4061).

$1250.00

Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York. with Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada
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Colton's Railroad & Township Map of the State of New York. with Parts of the Adjoining States & Canada

By COLTON, J.H.

New York: Colton & Company, 1853. Full period color, 24 x 28¼ inches. Ornate decorative border. Folding into brown cloth covers, later paper label on front cover. Sales label for J.H. Colton & Co., 86 Cedar St., NY, on inside front cover. One of Colton's "Railroad & Township Maps" series of the various states. The map bears the copyright date of 1852, which must have been the date of original publication. Statistical table giving census figures for 1840 and 1850 in upper left corner. The map was frequently updated and corrected, with several subsequent editions. Rumsey (179) lists an 1855 edition.

$1250.00

State of New York
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State of New York

By THAYER, Horace & CO

New York, 1851. Period outline color, 20 x 25½, folding into red cloth covers. Table at lower left: Stations and Distances on Railroads in, and Running out of New York State. Table at right: Population of New York. A brightly colored early map of New York State with decorative motifs and borders. Not in Phillips; not in Rumsey.

$950.00

The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities
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The Tourist's Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities

By WILLIAMS, William

Utica: William Williams, 1828. "Engraved by V. Balch & Stiles." Period outline color, 19¾ x 20½ inches on a 19¾ x 28¼-inch sheet with nine columns of text entitled "Stage, Canal and Steam-Boat Register" at right. Folding into gilt-stamped brown leather covers. Three columns of descriptive text entitled "Erie Canal." Fine condition. Second edition, with changes to the text from the first edition of 1827. With two insets: "Profile of the Grand Erie Canal" and "Profile of the Champlain Canal." Phillips, p.510. Rumsey 4970.

$1250.00

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