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West Indies from the best Authorities
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West Indies from the best Authorities

By Morse, Jedidiah.

Boston:: S. Hall,, 1797.. First Edition. Fine. Fine. With folds as issued. A very nice clean map. Copperplate engraving on laid paper. Sheet size: 33 x 21 cm. Plate mark: 33 x 20 cm. A finely detailed map by Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) engraved by Hill of the West Indies based on Thomas Kitchin's map of 1784, although with fuller topographical detail into South America. Relief shown pictorially from Southern Florida around the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan Peninsula into South America. Shows Southern F (Howes 839; Sabin 50923) single sheet

$250.00

Chart of the New Discoveries East of New Holland and New Guinea 1797
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Chart of the New Discoveries East of New Holland and New Guinea 1797

By Morse, Jedidiah.

Boston:: S. Hall,, 1797.. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine. With folds as issued, faint offset from folded image. A very nice copy of an early desirable chart. Copperplate engraving on laid paper. Sheet size: 26.5 x 21 cm. A fine example of early chart on discoveries in the Pacific according to Cook by Jedidiah Morse (1761-1826) engraved by Callender. Showing New Guinea and the East Coast of New Holland (Australia) with New Zealand, and island discoveries between the Tropic of Capricorn and the Equator: Pitcairn, Friendly. Includes dated Voyager's tracks include Mendana's 1st & 2nd of 1595 and 1567, Quiro's 1605, Bouganville's 1768, Surville's 1769. (Howes 839; Sabin 50923) single sheet

$250.00

Map of the Northern Part of the United States of America by Abraham Bradley Jun[io]r
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Map of the Northern Part of the United States of America by Abraham Bradley Jun[io]r

By Morse, Jedidiah. Bradley, Jr., Abraham.

Boston:: S. Hall,, 1797.. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine. With folds as issued, faint offset from folded image. A few minor stains to top edge of map, professionally cleaned with small edge tear repairs. A very nice solid copy of an early desirable map. Copperplate engraving on laid paper. Sheet size: 42 x 25.3 cm. Plate mark: 40.8 x 22.5 cm. A fine example of Early American Mapmaking by Abraham Bradley, Jr, engraved by B. Callender prior to the Louisiana Purchase showing the Northern Part of the United States from the Canadian border across the Great Lakes, down through central Virginia, just south of Norfolk and west to the Kentucky Frontier. The Eastern Seaboard towns represented in detail along with rivers and tributaries, military forts, native encampments and court houses. Alexander Bradley, (Conn. 1767-1838) lawyer then judge in Pennsylvania who became assistant postmaster general and supervised the move of the general post office from Philadelphia to Washington DC. Known for his excellence in detailed mapmaking, as well as his knowledge of postal routes, he created to the first official map used by the US Postal Department, which became the standard by 1825. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Bradley requesting an early copy of one such map. (Howes 839; Ristow 70-1; Sabin 50923) https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-41-02-0206 single sheet

$325.00

Map of the Southern Parts of the United States of America by Abraham Bradley jun[io]r
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Map of the Southern Parts of the United States of America by Abraham Bradley jun[io]r

By Morse, Jedidiah. Bradley, Jr., Abraham.

Boston:: S. Hall,, 1797.. First Edition. Near Fine. Near Fine. With folds as issued, faint offset from folded image. Darkened along folds. Professionally cleaned with small edge tear repairs. Laid down on cotton. A very nice solid copy of an early desirable map. Copperplate engraving on laid paper. Sheet size: 40 x 21 cm. A fine example of Early American Mapmaking by Abraham Bradley, Jr, engraved by S. Hill prior to the Louisiana Purchase showing the Southern Parts of the United States from the coast of Virginia at Norfolk down to St. Augustine across the Gulf to the Mississippi River and up through to the Ohio River in Kentucky. Highly detailed with mountain ranges, water tributaries, dozens of native territories, and United States claim line divided by Western Georgia and Chactaws Territory. Alexander Bradley, (Conn. 1767-1838) lawyer then judge in Pennsylvania who became assistant postmaster general and supervised the move of the general post office from Philadelphia to Washington DC. Known for his excellence in detailed mapmaking, as well as his knowledge of postal routes, he created to the first official map used by the US Postal Department, which became the standard by 1825. In 1803 Thomas Jefferson wrote to Bradley requesting an early copy of one such map. (Howes 839; Ristow 70-1; Sabin 50923) https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Jefferson/01-41-02-0206 single sheet

$295.00

Map of Kingdom of Sardinia with inset map of Island of Sardinia
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Map of Kingdom of Sardinia with inset map of Island of Sardinia

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co. ,, 1850.. First edition. Near Fine. Near Fine Condition. Original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (image size: 40 x 32 cm. Sheet size: 43 x 35 cm). French matted in Ivory Rag board to 56.5 x 49.5 cm. A brightly hand-colored detailed map of the Kingdom of Sardinia with an inset of the Island of Sardinia, all set within a decorative border from A New Universal Atlas produced by one of America's most prolific cartographic firms of the nineteenth century: Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868) and his son S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Although uncredited this map is most likely by J.H. Young, the chief engraver for the Mitchell family throughout their publishing decades. The map is in near fine condition with minor edge repairs. Single sheet matted in rag board

$195.00

Coastal Charts No. 9 & 10 Massachusetts Bay with the Coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod
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Coastal Charts No. 9 & 10 Massachusetts Bay with the Coast from Cape Ann to Cape Cod

By Bache, A.D. , Peirce, Benjn.

Washington DC:: United States Coast and Geodetic Survey,, 1877.. Very Good. A large rare coastal chart issued separately. Engraving on heavy wove paper. Sheet: 42.25 x 35.25 inches. Plate mark: 40.75 x 34.5 inches. Very Good condition. Minor edge staining, minor tears. Crinkled upper right corner with small paper loss, not affecting the image, otherwise a solid, clean chart. Never folded. This detailed coastal chart issued in 1877 by C. P. Patterson, Superintendent, verified by J.E. Hilgard, Assistant in Charge of Office was based on the 1872 Trigonometrical Survey under the direction of A. D. Bache and Benjn. Peirce, Superintendents of the Survey of the Coast of the United States. Charts include: Light Houses, Variations of the Magnetic Needle, Tides from Annisquam, Salem, Boston Light and Boston U.S. Dry Dock, Sailing Directions, Lifesaving Stations designated. Coast chart No. 9 shows Boston Bay and Approaches on a scale of 1/80,000. In 1807 President Thomas Jefferson designated into act a provision to survey the Coast of the United States. Throughout the years the US Coast Survey commissioned now well-known scientists, artists and naturalists- both men and women- such as Louis Agassiz, James McNeill Whistler, John Muir and Benjamin Franklin's great-grandson Alexander Dallas Bache to conduct early naturalist studies, survey the territory and engrave the charts. A.D. Bache, the second Coast Survey Superintendent under whose direction this chart was produced established the first magnetic observatory and served as the first president of the National Academy of Sciences. (nauticalcharts.noaa.gov)

$495.00

Bird's Eye View of Fairhaven, Washington 1891.
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Bird's Eye View of Fairhaven, Washington 1891.

By Fairhaven Land Company.

San Francisco:: Elliot Publishing Company,, 1891.. First printing. Very Good. Original Lithotint. Folio (41.75 x 27.75 inches). Very Good Condition. Professionally restored. Rebacked on Rice Paper. A large handsome depiction of this coastal Washington Boom Town laid out on the shores of Bellingham Bay, and a particularly compelling example of the promotional power of the bird's eye view. It shows the town already much developed, but with many choice lots still unoccupied. A railroad line runs along the waterfront, the bay is busy with steam vessels, and a lumber mill and stands of conifers at the edge of town carry the suggestion of a great natural resource nearby. Fairhaven failed in its bid against Seattle to become the commercial hub of Washington, joining with Sehome, Whatcom, and Bellingham to form the city of Bellingham shortly after 1900. (Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest. Derek Hayes Pp 181) single sheet; rebacked

$1200.00

Philips' Authentic Maps. South America with detail of the Galapagos Islands.
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Philips' Authentic Maps. South America with detail of the Galapagos Islands.

By Philips & Son, George.

London & New York:: George Philip & Son, Ltd., C.S. Hammon & Co.,, ND [1930].. First edition. Very Good. Very Good. Light staining to backing, case rippled. Engraved map mounted on cloth to fold in cloth case; sheet size 27 x 22 inches; folded to 4 x 7.5 inches. Publisher's listings on paste-downs South America with detail of the Galapagos Islands. Folding Map attractively printed in colours to show various Political Divisions of Countries, Subdivisions and States. Railways are accurately and distinctly delineated. Principle roads and Submarine Telegraph Lines are given. Printed cloth

$95.00

No 31 Map of Oceanica. No 32. Map of The Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands
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No 31 Map of Oceanica. No 32. Map of The Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Fine . Fine condition. An original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5" x 9.5"). A subtly colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by J. H Young. Includes map inset of The Sandwich or Hawaiian Islands; with population census of 1849. Matted in ivory rag with french line decoration sized to 18" x 16".

$195.00

No 11.  Map of The Middle States and part of the Southern [States]
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No 11. Map of The Middle States and part of the Southern [States]

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Near Fine . An original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5 x 18.5 inches). Matted in Ivory Rag board with gilt French line decoration; sized to 18.25 x 24 inches. Near Fine condition. Minor staining. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by J. H Young.

$195.00

No 19. Map of South America.  No 20. Map of the Isthmus of Darien showing the route of the Railroad from Aspinwall to Panama
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No 19. Map of South America. No 20. Map of the Isthmus of Darien showing the route of the Railroad from Aspinwall to Panama

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Near fine. Near Fine condition. Original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5" x 9.5"). Matted in Ivory Rag board with gilt French line decoration; sized to 16 x 18 inches. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by J. H Young. Single sheet matted in rag board

$195.00

No 16.  Map of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.
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No 16. Map of Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies.

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Fine . Near Fine condition. Original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5" x 9.5"). Light staining. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by J. H Young. Includes inset of the Isthmus of Nicaragua showing Proposed Routes from the Caribbean Sea to the Pacific Ocean, and inset of The Isthmus of Tehuantepec showing the Proposed Route from the Gulf of Mexico to the Pacific Ocean. Matted in ivory rag with french line decoration sized to 18" x 16".

$195.00

No 12. Map of The Chief Part in the Southern States and Part of the Western [States]
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No 12. Map of The Chief Part in the Southern States and Part of the Western [States]

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co.,, 1852.. First printing. Near Fine. An original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5 x 18.5 inches). Matted in Ivory Rag board with gilt French line decoration; sized to 18.25 x 24 inches. Near Fine condition. Minor staining. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by W. Williams. Single sheet matted in rag board

$195.00

No 14. Map of The Chief Part in the Western States including Western Virginia
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No 14. Map of The Chief Part in the Western States including Western Virginia

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Near Fine. An original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5 x 18.5 inches). Matted in Ivory Rag board with gilt French line decoration; sized to 18.25 x 24 inches. Near Fine condition. Minor staining. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by W. Williams. Single sheet matted in rag board

$195.00

No 23. Map of Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy
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No 23. Map of Germany, Switzerland and Northern Italy

By Mitchell, Samuel Augustus.

Philadelphia:: Thomas, Cowperthwaite & Co. ,, 1852.. First printing. Fine . Fine condition. Original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (11.5" x 9.5"). Matted in Ivory Rag board with gilt French line decoration; sized to 16 x 18 inches. A finely colored map from early american educator turned atlas producer Samuel Augustus Mitchell (Connecticut 1792-1868). Drawn and engraved by J. H Young. Includes an inset listing the German States. Single sheet matted in rag board

$195.00

Map of Hindoostan, Farther India, China and Tibet
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Map of Hindoostan, Farther India, China and Tibet

By S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.

Philadelphia:: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.,, 1860.. First edition. Fine . Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (15.5 x 12.75 inches). A fine and decorative pre-Civil War Map from one of America's most prolific atlas publishing firms of the nineteenth century; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, (Connecticut 1792-1868), and his son S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Drawn and engraved by W. Williams, this map is from the first edition of the popular New Universal Atlas which characterized by the fine topographical detail of the charted territory here heightened with rich watercolor, all surrounded by an embellished floral border. Single Sheet

$195.00

County Map of Maryland and Delaware. County Map of New Jersey
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County Map of Maryland and Delaware. County Map of New Jersey

By S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.

Philadelphia:: S. Augustus Mitchell,, 1860.. First printing. Fine . Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (15.5 x 12.75 inches). A fine and decorative pre-Civil War Map from one of America's most prolific atlas publishing firms of the nineteenth century; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, (Connecticut 1792-1868), and his son S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Drawn and engraved by W. Williams, this map is from the first edition of the popular New Universal Atlas which characterized by the fine topographical detail of the charted territory here heightened with rich watercolor, all surrounded by an embellished floral border. Single Sheet

$195.00

Plan of Baltimore from the New Universal Atlas.
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Plan of Baltimore from the New Universal Atlas.

By S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.

Philadelphia:: S. Augustus Mitchell,, 1860.. First edition. Fine . Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (15.5 x 12.75 inches). A fine and decorative pre-Civil War Map from one of America's most prolific atlas publishing firms of the nineteenth century; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, (Connecticut 1792-1868), and his son S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Drawn and engraved by W. Williams, this map is from the first edition of the popular New Universal Atlas which characterized by the fine topographical detail of the charted territory here heightened with rich watercolor, all surrounded by an embellished floral border. Single Sheet

$195.00

Original Map of Czaslavium vulgo Czasla Bohemiae Civitas
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Original Map of Czaslavium vulgo Czasla Bohemiae Civitas

By Braun, Georg. Hogenberg, Franz.

Cologne:: Braun & Hogenberg,, 1617.. First edition. Fine. A Fine original copperplate engraved map of Czaslavium: Leipzig and Prague executed in rich original period hand-coloring. Folio (20.5 x 15.75 in.) Center fold. Minor edge wear. Archival matting. A fine bird's-eye perspective of the cities and surrounding topography of Leipzig and Prague engraved by Franz Hogenberg (1535-1590) after drawings by Georg (Joris) Hoefnagel (1545–1600) a Flemish painter, and his son Jacob Hoefnagel (1575-1630). A fine period work not only as a detailed topographical map of two important centers of artistic and intellectual activity, but as a pictorial document of landmark military achievements as well as elements of travel, costume and folk culture. A richly colored view of two hilltop perspectives divided by an ornamental band with a legend and explanatory text set within framework. In the upper half The Road to Leipzig, and in the lower half The Road to Prague. The lower section depicts a picturesque view of the hillside as peasant folk travelers in local dress follow a man on horse and cart en-route to Leipzig. Upper Prague. A framed life-sized portrait of the Johannes Zizkae- the one-eyed Military General shown in effigy is nailed to a tree. On a hill overlooking Prague (perhaps to commemorate the Battle of Vitkov Hill) two soldiers and a peasant -whose walking staff has been replaced by a spiked weapon - stand beside the tomb of Zizkae which reads A. 1424 die jouis ante Joannes Siska. Johannes Zizkae (c. 1360 -1424) was an honored Czech general, and an innovative military leader who became a national folk hero by arming and training the peasant folk to become soldiers using innovative and revolutionary military tactics. Furthermore, according to Georg Braun's introduction in Book One of Civitates orbis terrarum, the vignettes showing common folk in the foregrounds of his city plans were possibly included to keep the Turkish from studying these topographically accurate perspectives of important cities and places of cultural interest for their military gain due to the fact that their religion prohibited the Turks from gazing upon the human form. Matted in Rag Board

$2800.00

County Map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island and Pr. Edward's Island with an inset of the City and Harbor of Halifax
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County Map of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Cape Breton Island and Pr. Edward's Island with an inset of the City and Harbor of Halifax

By S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr.

Philadelphia:: S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr,, 1860.. First edition. Fine . Fine original hand-colored lithograph. Folio (15.5 x 12.75 inches). A fine and decorative pre-Civil War Map from one of America's most prolific atlas publishing firms of the nineteenth century; Samuel Augustus Mitchell, (Connecticut 1792-1868), and his son S. Augustus Mitchell, Jr. Drawn and engraved by W. Williams, this map is from the first edition of the popular New Universal Atlas which characterized by the fine topographical detail of the charted territory here heightened with rich watercolor, all surrounded by an embellished floral border. Single Sheet

$195.00

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