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Round About The Nation's Capital With Descriptive Text.

By WASHINGTON D.C. - DELAWARE - MARYLAND - VIRGINIA)

Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society.. 04- 1956.. Color map, sheet 29 x 34 inches folding to 9 3/4 x 6 inches, as new condition. A handsome wall map on a scale of 9.2 miles to the inch, covering the area from Philadelphia in the north to just south of Norfolk and Roanoke in the west. Blue text blocks contain all kinds of fascinating information both historical and current. .

$35.00

Suburban Washington. Tourist Washington.

By WASHINGTON D.C.)

Washington, D.C.: The National Geographic Society.. 1964.. Two sided color map, sheet size 15 1/4 x 20 inches, folded as issued to 7 3/4 x 5 inches. As new condition. Polyconic projection, scale is 1.2 miles to the inch on the Suburban map which covers the area from Andrews Air Force Base in the south to Beltsville in the north. Verso is the Tourist Washington map, covering the area from the US Naval Station to Howard University in the north, scale of 3.2 inches to the mile. Both maps have extensive indeces of places. In the tradition of The National Geographic, these are attractively colored, very clear maps with considerable detail, making for fascinating examination for those who know the place. .

$20.00

Harper's Weekly. A Journal of Civilization. Volume for the year 1875.

By BOUND VOLUME - 1875) Nast, Thomas, Winslow Homer, Tavernier & Frenzeny, William M.

Harper & Brothers.. 1875.. Bound volume containing weekly issues of the newspaper for the year 1875, profusely illustrated throughout with black and white wood-engraved illustrations, 1056 pp., half leather marble-paper covered boards measuring 16 x 11 1/2 inches. The covers are very worn with some loss to the leather and the marble paper covers. Contents in overall very good clean condition, tightly bound, with tears to several pages — 20 or so. The double page illustrations are bound in (not tipped-in). Full-page wood engravings focus on topics of the day: political events at home and abroad, holidays, sporting events, Mormonism, African-American life (often condescendingly), the American West, the Chinese in San Francisco, Africa and the East (Egypt, Burmah, India, Ceylon, China, etc.) Fiction in installments by Wilkie Collins, Katherine King, et al., plus poetry by Will Carleton, and full-page weekly political cartoons by Thomas Nast (with a wary eye frequently directed toward Roman Catholicism). There is a single page wood engraving by Winslow Homer "The Battle of Bunker Hill." .

$660.00

Dated Events Invasion Map of Fortress Europe.

By WORLD WAR II - EUROPEAN & PACIFIC THEATRES OF WAR) Turner, Stanley (cartographer).

C.C. Petersen.. 1944.. Color pictorial / pictographic map, sheet 20 x 26 1/2 inches, folding as issued to 10 x 6 1/2 inches. Black and white map on verso. Very good condition in color pictorial paper envelope which has light wear to edges. One of the more uncommon maps in the "Dated Events" series published by C.C. Petersen in Canada, and distributed throughout North America. The color map by Stanley Turner encompasses the area from England (partially obscured by an inset map of Scandinavia and the Baltic) as far south as the French border with Spain and as far east as the USSR and Turkey (partially obscured by an inset map of South Greece and the Dodecanese). "With this invasion map you will be able to follow the progress of the Allied troops on their way to smash Germany..." The text at lower left goes on to elaborate on the features shown on the map, from elevation ("major battles are seldom fought on the tops of mountains") to pictographs of bombs falling. The black and white map on the verso shows the Far Eastern theatre of war, centering on the Pacific Ocean with the Asian landmass including India and the USSR at upper left, Australia at lower left and North America and the coast of South America at right of the map. Naval bases are shown and significant events in the war are noted in text boxes. Much fascinating detail on this handsomely produced map. .

$185.00

New Zealand.
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New Zealand.

By NEW ZEALAND TOURIST BOOKLET)

Wellington, New Zealand.: New Zealand Government Tourist and Publicity Department.. Circa 1938.. Tourist booklet illustrated with photographs and 8 color poster designs, the work of Leonard Cornwall Mitchell. Booklet is 8 ¼ x 5 ¼ inches and 48 pages, with the last page consisting of a black and white map of New Zealand's North and South Islands. Mileage information indicates distance from Melbourne and Sydney in Australia as well as from Vancouver B.C., San Francisco, and Panama. Much descriptive information centers on the South Island and the attractions of its west coast, while abundant useful information is also provided regarding North Island. The population of Auckland, "a fine modern city," is given as 214, 200 persons and particular attention paid to the North Island's "various thermal centres," especially Rotorua. The booklet is in excellent clean condition. An unusual tourist item with excellent black and white photographic illustrations and 8 color reproductions of poster art signed by L. C. Mitchell. .

$120.00

The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.  Reference Book Price Guide & Collector's Checklist.
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The Complete Works of Harrison Fisher Illustrator. Reference Book Price Guide & Collector's Checklist.

By Welch, Naomi. Fisher, Harrison (illustrations).

CA.: Images of the Past.. 1st Edition. 1999.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 384pp, index, 4to (8.5" x 11"), hardback (color pictorial paper covered boards). This is a new book. The definitive reference book on the work of Harrison Fisher (1877-1934), the ever-popular illustrator of women from the 'Golden Age' of American illustration. The book is not only beautiful in presentation with nearly 1,400 images in full color on glossy paper but also filled with valuable information. Following an extensive chapter on Fisher's life (with many previously unpublished photos) are 18 chapters recording Fisher's output in a wide variety of media including illustrated art books (reproducing all illustrations for each publication), novels, magazines, posters, sheet music, candy boxes & tins, pocket mirrors and tape measures, glassware and many others. Also included is a price guide and collector's checklist. .

$75.00

Acacia verticillata. Acacie verticillee.
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Acacia verticillata. Acacie verticillee.

By AUSTRALIA) Bessa, Pancrace (illus). Barrois (engraved by).

Paris.. 1836.. Engraving on laid paper, handcolored, image approximately 7 x 4 1/2 inches (plus text area) on sheet 12 x 9 inches. Very good condition. An exquisite botanical image by Pancrace Bessa, one of France's foremost botanical artists of the 19th century, engraved by Barrois for "Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs, et Manufacturiers . . . d'apres les Dessins de Bessa". At lower left in tiny italics are noted the date of flowering (March - May) and the place of origin (New South Wales). .

$145.00

black and white botanical engravings from Encyclopedie methodique - 2 up

Paris.: Panckouke.. No date. Ca. 1790.. Copper plate engraving, 9 x 6 3/8 inches (neatline of print) on sheet 12 x 9 inches. Binding holes at extreme left edge of shee Two handsome botanical illustrations on a single plate, engraved by Benard, from a drawing by J. E. de Seve with depictions of each plant and details for scientific identification. .

$8.00

Map of the City and County of San Francisco.
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Map of the City and County of San Francisco.

By CALIFORNIA - SAN FRANCISCO)

San Francisco.: California State Automobile Association.. 1939.. Folded road map 9 x 4 inches unfolding to detailed black and white map of San Francisco. Major thoroughfares are distinguished from other city streets through use of heavy black print, clearly indicating the most convenient routes for travel within the city. Text provides listing of "Points of Interest in San Francisco," and small map illustrates the "Bay Bridge Roads to Treasure Island" and the ground plan of the "1939 Golden Gate International Exposition." Cover art is signed "R. B. Biner." Map is in very good clean condition. Text block on front panel lists "Official Hotels," indicating with either two or three stars the status of each hotel. .

$85.00

Goodia Cotifolia. Goodia a feuilles de lotier.
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Goodia Cotifolia. Goodia a feuilles de lotier.

By AUSTRALIA) Bessa, Pancrace (illus). Barrois (engraved by).

Paris.. 1836.. Engraving on laid paper, handcolored, image approximately 7 x 4 1/2 inches (plus text area) on sheet 12 x 9 inches. Scattered pin sized spots to lower image; good condition. An exquisite botanical image by Pancrace Bessa, one of France's foremost botanical artists of the 19th century, engraved by Barrois for "Flore des Jardiniers, Amateurs, et Manufacturiers . . . d'apres les Dessins de Bessa". At lower left in tiny italics are noted the date of flowering (May) and the place of origin (New Holland). .

$145.00

Puerto Rico.
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Puerto Rico.

By PUERTO RICO)

Harrison, New York (?).: Texaco.. 1959.. Folded pamphlet 7 x 3 ½ inches unfolding to a sheet 14 x 21 inches with color maps on both sides. The largest map is a half-page map of Puerto Rico while on verso are small maps of Mayaguez and Ponce and a larger map of San Juan. Pamphlet and maps in very good clean condition. The date 1959 appears on the front cover. In 1959 "Texaco" became the official corporate name for the petroleum firm that was established in Beaumont, Texas in 1902. .

$35.00

I.C.S. Reference Library: Engraving and Printing Methods, Advertisement Illustration, etc

By ADVERTISING)

Scranton.: International Correspondence School.. 1909.. The full title of the volume, following the wording "I.C.S. Reference Library" is "Engraving and Printing Methods, Advertisement Illustration, Technical-and Trade-Paper Advertising, Street-Car Advertising, Outdoor Advertising, House Publications." Volume is 9 x 5 ¾ inches with ¾ leather binding (small loss at top of spine) and contains a number of chapters with individual pagination on the topics identified in the lengthy title. Numerous black and white and various color illustrations and, at rear of book, a series of questions relating to the topics covered in each of the chapters to test the reader's newly acquired knowledge. A most interesting volume in very good clean condition, with spine chip noted. The International Correspondence School was founded in 1889 by Thomas J. Foster, who pioneered advocacy for improved mining conditions and safety procedures resulting in a safety exam that miners were required to pass. His early advocacy for mine safety led to the establishment, in 1889, of a correspondence school or "distance learning institution" that published a series of books "to provide practical men with a technical education, and technical men with a practical education." Thomas remained the President of I.C.S. until his death at age 93 in 1936. (see "ICS" Wikipedia entry) .

$50.00

A Map of the Coeur D'Alene Lake and Vicinity.
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A Map of the Coeur D'Alene Lake and Vicinity.

By IDAHO - VINTAGE COLOR MAP)

Coeur D'Alene, Idaho.: Coeur D'Alene Log Owner Co-Operative Association.. 1960.. Brochure, 9 ½ x 4 inches, opening to a color map of the lake and the surrounding highways 12 x 9 ½ inches. The Spokane River, Coeur D'Alene River, and St. Joe River are shown. Chart provides information regarding recreation facilities at various locations abutting the lake as well as paragraphs regarding boating and water skiing. Very good clean condition; an attractive souvenir. .

$40.00

Scenic Touring Scout.
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Scenic Touring Scout.

By CALIFORNIA / OREGON / WASHINGTON)

Whittier, California.: Touring League of America.. Spring-Summer 1931.. Folded pamphlet 7 ¼ x 4 inches. Text on front cover states "Exclusive Listings of High Grade Auto Camps, Courts, Auto Hotel Apts., Hotels, Resorts (Rates and Classifications) Automobile Service, Where to Eat" etc. Pamphlet opens to two panels that introduce the reader to a "Key to Designations and Classifications," i.e. coded ranking of lodging choices from high end to low end—from "All modern conveniences" to "Sleeping only. No running water." Additional information details whether bedding is furnished, whether cooking utensils are available, etc. etc. When further unfolded, there are two strip maps approximately 7 ¼ x 21 inches depicting, at top, the route from Vancouver B.C. to San Jose and, beneath, the route from Sacramento to San Diego. An uncommon item in very good clean condition, designed to assist motorists in making informed choices as they travel the West Coast. The pamphlet states, at the outset: "The motor traveler finds a wider range of desirable overnight accommodations in the Pacific Coast region than anywhere else in America. Index of material provided in the "Scout" appears on the last page. .

$110.00

American & European Postcards of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.
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American & European Postcards of Harrison Fisher Illustrator.

By Welch, Naomi. Fisher, Harrison (illustrations).

CA.: Images of the Past.. 1st Edition. 1999.. Profusely illustrated in color and black and white, 238pp, index, 4to (8.5" x 11"), hardback (color pictorial paper covered boards). This is a new book. The definitive listing of the postcards of Harrison Fisher (1877-1934), the ever-popular illustrator of women from the 'Golden Age' of American illustration. "Over 600 postcards are shown in full color including the extensive line of cards issued by Reinthal & Newman and the Detroit Publishing Company." Includes a price guide and collector's checklist. .

$39.95

Your Free Antique Automobile Prints.
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Your Free Antique Automobile Prints.

By ANTIQUE AUTOMOBILE COLOR PRINTS)

New York.: Cities Service.. 1957.. Three mailing envelopes 8 x 10 inches each containing a folder holding three color prints of antique automobiles. Return address on envelopes read: "Cities Service Oil Company 60 Wall Street New York 5, New York." Metered postage stamp on envelopes indicates 2¢ or 3¢ postage charge. One metered stamp contains the date "Sep-1'57." The prints are in good clean condition, save for small crease upper right corner of one set and small crease top border of another (a consequence of mailing). The titles of the nine automobile prints are: Autocar 1906, White Steam Car 1909, Maxwell 1909, Maytag 1909, Franklin 1908, Premier 1906, Stearns 1910, Stoddard-Dayton 1911, Knox 1904. .

$40.00

Revue Horticole. Journal D'Horticulture Pratique. Fondee en 1829 par les auteurs du Bon Jardinier.

By CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS - FLOWERS & FRUIT)

Paris.: Librairie Agricole de la Maison Rustique.. 1864.. 24 chromolithographic plates with tissue guards, 480pp, 10 1/4 x 7 inches, paper covered boards, cloth spine with paper label (hardbound). Scattered foxing throughout, foxing and toning to edges of several plates (toning affects the edge not covered by the tissue guard). Overall a tight volume with bright plates. A year of this important French horticultural journal, with much information on new plants, cultivation etc (text in French). Gorgeous colorful lithographic plates including Pomme Api Noir, Dahlia Decaisneana, Brugnon Jalais (peach), Pyretheum Rosa Double, Poire Roux Carcas, Convolvulus Althaeoides, Poire Fortunee, Clarkia Pulchella Double, Erables Sycamore, Cone femelle de l'Encephalartus horridus. .

$265.00

The Highway Map of Mexico.
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The Highway Map of Mexico.

By MEXICO - PICTORIAL MAP)

General Motors de Mexico, S.A. De C. V.. Circa 1940.. Brochure 10 ½ x 4 ¼ inches opening to a colorful map 23 ½ x 17 inches featuring those highways "serving the cities most visited by tourists and the motoring public." With this objective in mind, the map focuses chiefly on highways in northern and eastern Mexico. The map's pictorial elements illustrate oil regions, industry, wildlife, agriculture, cathedrals, recreational opportunities, etc. The map is in very good clean condition. Small road signs pictured at the bottom of the map are translated for the benefit of the English-speaking traveler. Map in very good clean condition. An uncommon vintage pictorial map. Three WorldCat listings for "Principal Highways of Mexico" (title on map) have been found, but dating the map is problematic, hence the following listing: "19??" .

$115.00

Fashion illustration from la Mode pour l'Automne 1920. Dessinee par Simeon.
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Fashion illustration from la Mode pour l'Automne 1920. Dessinee par Simeon.

By 1920s FASHION) Simeon (illus).

Paris.. 1920.. Three color lithographic plates, 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches. Two small pieces of adhesive to upper edge of verso from previous matting; very good, clean and bright condition. Attractive fashion illustrations drawn by Simeon. Text in French. Croquis XXXIII shows 3 autumn dresses by Jeanne Lanvin and one by Beer. Croquis XXXIV shows 3 coats by Worth and one by Beer. Croquis XXXV shows two dresses and an exotic draped coat by Doeuillet. Exquisite designs. .

$45.00

Map of the State Highways of Colorado.
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Map of the State Highways of Colorado.

By COLORADO - VINTAGE COLOR ROADMAP)

Denver, Colorado.: State Highway Department.. 1931.. 1931 folded road map of Colorado, 9 x 4 inches, unfolding to sheet 18 x 24 inches. Map is color coded to indicate types of roads: "Graded," "Surfaced," "Oil Process Surfacing," and Paved. Numbered highways are show with National Forests depicted in green and National Parks and Monuments in red. One section on verso provides "Maps Showing Connecting Routes Through the Cities in Colorado." Roadmap illustrated with photographic scenic views and, on front cover, a variant of the state seal. Very light soiling bottom right of front cover, otherwise excellent clean condition. Evidently never used. .

$115.00

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