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Atlas of Israel, Cartography Physical and Human Geography

By The Survey of Israel (multiauthored atlas)

New York: MacMillan Publishing Company, 1985. As new. This is the third edition (the most recent), with 40 printed color plates (numbered), in collaboration with The Survey of Israel (Tel Aviv). The first edition, published c. 1964, dealt with Israel within the 1949 armistice lines. The second edition (1970) covered the post-cease fire lines from 1967. This edition, beautifully produced, includes the territory as of 1985, but also include the Sinai (returned to Egypt 1982). . 3rd. Cloth. As New/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


(Facsimile, History of Cartography): The American atlas, or, A geographical description of the whole continent of America: wherein are delineated at large, its several regions, countries, states, and islands; and chiefly the British Colonies

By Jefferys, Thomas

London: Times Newspapers in association with the Royal Geographical Society and David Paradine Developments Ltd., 1976. Slip-cased 22 inch elephant folio, near fine, in half blue goat-skin and marbled paper boards. Thirty map sheets originally from 49 copperplates, based on the copy at the Royal Geographical Society. Slip case with one or two small scuffs, gilt lettered label. This edition was limited to 200 copies, this one being unnumbered (not unusual). This is a very attractive bicentennial facsimile atlas, and certainly one of the most important cartographic items pertaining to America in the Revolutionary War era. This particular facsimile, based on the map count and dates, is from the 1777 issue of the atlas (originally issued s in 1776), and printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett. For a description of the varied issues see David Rumsey's online map collection, Ref. 0346b. . Facsimile, Limited. Half-Leather. Near Fine.


(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois
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(History of Cartography, Geographic description of the Antilles): Description geographique des isles Antilles possédées par les Anglois

By Bellin, Jacques Nicolas

A Paris: De l'imprimerie de Didot, 1758. This 10.5 inch quarto is in very good condition, sound hinges, 171 pp. with all 22 maps (several folding), plans and views in very good or better condition on heavy paper. Contemporary calf boards with original marbeled pastedowns, two title pages (one decorative with attribution to Bellin), "Tables des Titres" and "Table des Cartes, Plans et Vues." Six compartment, banded spine, with red, gilt title label.Triple (French), gilt fillets on front and rear boards. Bellin was the first chief hydrographic engineer of the French Hydrographic Office (see Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, revised ed.). Ref: Beinecke, Lesser Antilles Collection, 215; Sabin 4553. This is an extremely nice copy.. First Edition. Full-Leather. Very Good.


(History, Exploration): The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition

By Meriwether Lewis; William Clark; Gary E Moulton (editor); Thomas W Dunlay (assistant editor)

Lincoln, Nebraska: University of Nebraska--Lincoln.; Center for Great Plains Studies. ; American Philosophical Society, 1983. Very good overall, complete set, all first editions issued between 1983 and 2001. Eleven octavo volumes, one quarto (Herbarium), and the atlas folio (no jacket). All original jackets are present, with a few small nicks to the upper spine on several jackets, and slight soiling and a small stain on the cover of v. 2. This set has seen very little use; interior pages are clean. There is some fading to the spine of the atlas volume. All are first issues. The 13 volumes are: v. 1. Atlas of the Lewis & Clark Expedition -- v. 2. August 30, 1803-August 24, 1804 -- v. 3. August 25, 1804-April 6, 1805 -- v. 4. April 7-July 27, 1805 -- v. 5. July 28-November 1, 1805 -- v. 6. November 2, 1805-March 22, 1806 -- v. 7. March 23-June 9. 1806 -- v. 8. June 10-September 26, 1806 -- v. 9. The journals of John Ordway, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806, and Charles Floyd, May 14-August 18, 1804 -- v. 10. The journal of Patrick Gass, May 14, 1804-September 23, 1806 -- v. 11. The journals of Joseph Whitehouse, May 14, 1804-April 2, 1806 -- v. 12. Herbarium of the Lewis & Clark Expedition -- v. 13. Comprehensive index (this list was taken from WorldCat). . First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Very Good.


(Thematic Maps): Statistical Atlas of the United States, Eleventh Census

By Gannett, Henry

Washington (DC): Deptartment of the Interior, 1898. Twenty-one inch elephant folio, original endpapers and pebbled cloth boards scuffed.. Binding reasonably sound, internally very good, complete (69 pp.). Reference: Phillips, Maps, 945. Rumsey list no. 1873b. 63 numbered, colored plates, very little foxing and no staining. At head of title: Department of the interior, Census office. Robert P. Porter, superintendent ... Carroll D. Wright, commissioner of labor in charge. From the US Census site: The census of 1890 was taken, under the supervision of Robert P. Porter, according to an act of March 1, 1889, and modeled after that used for the 1880 Census... The results of the 1890 Census are contained in 25 volumes, plus a three-part compendium, statistical atlas [published in 1898], and an abstract. This is an increasingly uncommon atlas,.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


(Maps, Western Canada): Index to Captain Palliser's Reports, showing the date of each journey, the route, and the page in which it is described in the copies of the reports laid before Parliament on the 19th May 1863

By Palliser, John

London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswode, Printers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, for Her Majesty's Stationery Office., 1865. This is just the index with the five folding maps, all in very good or better condition. The bluish-green paper covers are nearly separated at the spine, but generally clean and legible. There is a handwritten signature of Robert Bell, who was the director of the Geological Survey of Canada, a charter member of the Royal Society of Canada. John Palliser was a geographer and explorer (see Oxford Dictionary of National Biography). He was awarded the patron's gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in 1859. Most of these maps were done by John Arrowsmith, but the imprint on the maps is from Stanford's Geographical Establishment, London. The five folding maps are: 1. A general map of the routes in British North America explored by the expedition under Captain Palliser, during the years 1857, 1858, 1859, 1860. . .(large , printed color, extensive expeditionary detail) 2. Geological sketch map of the south-east of Vancouver Island, and part of the coast of the Gulf of Georgia... 3. Geological sketch map of Nanaimo in Vancouver Island. . .illustrate Dr. Hector's report 4. Plan of Nanaimo, showing the coal mines, from the records and surveys of the Hon. Hudson's Bay Company, and the original observations by C.S. Nicol, manager, and Dr. Hector 5. General section. Vancouver Island to York Factory, Hudson Bay. . .Diagram section of the prairies, Hudson Bay to Rocky Mountains. . . This atlas, a small 13 inch folio, is quite scarce. A few copies are listed in WorldCat. Ref: Sabin entry 58332, Howes entry P42.. First Edition Thus. Original Wraps (Paper). Very Good. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


The Shape of the World: The Mapping and Discovery of the Earth

By Berthon, S. and Robinson, A

George Philip Ltd., London, 1991. As new w/minimal chipping to dust cover edge due to storage. 4vo., this is the companion volume to Britain's Granada Televion series of the same name. Many beautiful color map reproductions, including sattelite images, dating from the earliest crud e maps to pictures taken from Apollo 8 in 1968. Endpapers are reproductions from major 17th century Dutch maps. This major undertaking was sponsored by IBM. There are 4 copies available, priced individually as noted..


(History, Cartography): Lavoisne's Complete Genealogical, Historical, Chronological, and Geographical Atlas; A General Guide to History, Both Ancient and Modern..according to the plan of Le Sage, Greatly Improved. A New Edition, Enlarged

By Gros, C. And Aspin, J

London: J. Barfield (Wardour-Street), 1814. Eighteen inch, half leather, elephant folio, with original boards and embossed label, expertly rebacked with deep red Harmattan leather with new leather at corners, 22k gold tooled leather spine. Original endpapers, title page, and dedication page to Prince Charlotte of Wales. All 64 engraved maps and charts present, with minimal browning/foxing, and original hand color. Some browining to edges. Although Phillips indicates an 1807 issue (entry 3315), that edition only had the tables, not the geographical maps. Entry 131 is the first American edition in 1820 to have the maps. This 1814 edition offered here is actually the first with 11 new historical maps. (The LOC actually holds a copy of this issue, it just is not listed in Phillips: LC Control Number: 28000642.) This atlas was clearly an attempt to compete with the earlier atlases of Le Sage. (There is apparently an 1813 edition, with 10 new historical maps, with several copies listed in OCLC, but still with the 64 plate total, according to the entries: OCLC: 7002821.). First Thus. Half-Leather. Very Good.


(Military Atlas- Thematic Maps, Charts, Letters, Crests): Atlas to the Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough Containing Armorial Bearings, Fac Similes, Maps, and Military Plans

By Marlborough, John (Duke of Marlborough)

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown (Paternoster-Row), 1820. Large 11 inch 4to., with attractive contemporary half-leather, marbeled paper boards, gilt lettered spine; binding tight. Newer endpapers, mild offsetting to verso of a few plates, mild foxing a few plates. All 22 maps / plans / charts / armorial crests and facsimile documents are in very good condition. Battle plans are color coded for troop positions. There are maps of German operations in 1704 (before and after the battle of Blenheim), attack plan on the Schellenberg, battle plan of Blenheim, map of operations on the Moselle, plan of attack on French lines in Brabant, plan of battle of Ramilies, map for the siege of Ostend, outline map for campaign of 1707-08, pland of battle of Oudenard, map for siege of Lille, map of Confederate opertions 1709, battle plan of Malplaquet. Several notes in facsimile are present. This is a very nice first edition of this thematic atlas dealing with British empire history. This was the atlas to Coxe's "Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough". There were two slightly later editions, with slightly varied format, coming 20 or more years after this initial edition. Several of the pages here are uncut, with several of the maps quite large and folding. . First Edition. Half-Leather. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


(Thematic Atlas- Revolutionary War Maps): The Atlas of Congressional Roll Calls for the Continental Congresses 1777-1781

By Lord, Clifford L

Cooperstown: New York State Historical Association, 1943. VG, slightly bowed, usual library markings. An uncommon analysis of the voting of the Continental Congresses during the Revolutionary War era. Over 500 small b&w map plates with applicable information (very small print), detailing all votes and regional variations. Errata slip bound in. Lord had extensive experience in the production of US historical atlases, and was director of the New York State Historical Association. He was co-author, in 1943, of 'The Historical Atlas of the Unitd States' (mentioned in Black's MAPS AND HISTORY...). The publication here was compiled by the Historical Records Survey, organized in 1935 to"provide useful employment to needy unemployed historians, lawyers, teachers, and research and clerical workers."The intent was to map selected critical congressional votes of the era, which was expanded to include all roll-call votes at the time. There is a detailed introduction and explanation for the atlas, written by Lord. This is a small elephant folio volume, and would be a nice adjunct for the study of the times of the Continental Congress and their functions.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall. Ex-Library.


(British Topography, History, 2 Volumes, 126 plates / maps): Ancient Wiltshire (The Ancient History of South Wiltshire AND The Ancient History of North Wiltshire)

By Hoare, Sir Richard Colt

London: Richard Miller (for 1812 issue); Lackington, Hughes, Mavor and Jones for 1819, 1812. Historically significant pair of volumes pertaining to British topography and archaelogy (including Stonehenge). The 1812 date is for the South Wiltshire volume, which was published before the North Wiltshire (in 1819). This is quite a nice set with a full 126 plates and maps (many route maps and topographical plates; full index and list/order of plates at rear of each volume). There are 74 plates in the earlier volume, and 52 in the other. The 1819 N. Wiltshire volume is half-leather, and sympathetically rebacked in style so that the pair is matched in terms of 6-compartment gilt-lettered spines. The front board, though present, has completely separated. The 1812 S. Wiltshire is full leather, AEG. These binding (cover) differences are often present, given the differential dates of publication. The frontispieces are present in both volumes (Mr. William Cunnington in the S. Wiltshire volume; Sir Richard Hoare in the N. Wiltshire). The 1812 vol: 2 title pages, dedication to Cunnington, 254 pages, general index, list of plates. The 1819: 2 title pages, dedication to Sir Joseph Banks, 126pp, general index, list of plates. Most of the original tissue guards are present. Armorial bookplate of Glen Conner in both volumes; the N. Wiltshire has a dedication plate to St. Mary Magdelene College of Oxford on the front pastedown. Both bindings are quite tight. Sir Richard Colt Hoare was descended from Sir Richard Hoare, Lord Mayor of London , who had married the younger daughter of Henry Hoare, founder of the family banking business (Richard Colt Hoare's grandfather). (See CD-Rom version of DNB.) This family financial strength enabled the author to pursue his ambitions as an antiquary. These volumes on Wiltshire are general considered his most important work. The quality of the b&w engravings (some of the iters, or strip maps, with color coded routes; the name seems derived from Roman road maps) is quite high. This is a remarkably well-preserved set (19 inch elephant folios). Several copies are shown via the online KVK catalogue.. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


Lewis Evans...To Which is Added Evans' A Brief Account of Pennsylvania

By Gipson, Lawrence Henry

Philadelphia: The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1939. VG copy of this excellent work. Has 5 facsimle maps: A Map of the Indian walking Purchase, A Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York..., A Revision of the 1752 Edition of this foregoing Map of 1749, Evans'[ Map of the Middle Atlantic Region..for Peter Kalm..., A Map of the Area in dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland..., A general Map of the Middle British Colonies.... All the facisimiles are in near fine condition except for an early crease separation on the first map. The edges are a little browned and the cover is a bit bumped and rubbed, but the binding is sound. Gipson was with Lehigh University at the time.. Cloth. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


(2 Volume Set- Prussian Military History, with 6 Articles and Complete 25 Map Case with Explanatory Volume): Prussian Manuals for Military Fortifications, with Complete Atlas Case

By Lennox (General Sir Wilbraham Oates)

Royal Engineers , 1880. Virtually unique as presented here, apparently intended as a private publication for the Royal Corps of Engineers, with all 6 articles (Proposed Prussian Organization for the Duties of Troops at Sieges translated by HE Rawson, 26; Prussian Sapping Regulation translated by HA Gun, 40pp; Prussian Etappen Regulations, translated by D O'Brien, 72pp; Elements of Fortress Warfare, translated by CM Watson, 72pp; Principles of Fortification, translated by H Schaw & H Pilkington, 210pp; Prussian Pontoon Regulations, translated by HA Gun, 76pp). All 6 of these are bound together in half red calf with pebbled boards and marbled fore-edges, issued over a period of years ending in 1880. Numerous folding plates are present within this first volume, with some of original paper wraps present (these were apparently issued singly in original form). The covers on this initial volume are very good, with hinges a bit tender, and gilt-lettered banded spine. The second volume is a cloth map case with leather spine, labelled "Fortification Atlas" and containing 25 numbered folding plates of various sizes dealing with various elements of military fortification. The maps are on thin paper, generally very good, with a few pinpoint separations a crease junctures, showing all sorts of detail pertaining to fortification use. Also within this separate case is a 66 page explanatiory volume: FORTIFICATION ATLAS, by Captaqin Wagner, Prussian Engineers (Edition of 1871 chiefly, but a few plates of later date), Booth, ...James, ...Revised by Colonel H. Schaw. This explanatory volume goes plate by plate, including discussion of many annotations. The booklet, on it's cover, stipulates that, "This Translation has been permitted by Captain wagner on condition that it is only for Officers of the Royal Engineers, and of the Staff College, and that it is never sold through a Bookseller.". This set of bound publications and accompanying map case is, at the least, very scarce as presented here, and a very interesting piece of what must have been confidential military history. Lennox had served in the Crimea, at Sebastopol and Inkerman, and was apparently of some note as a big game hunter while he was in Ceylon. . Half-Leather. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


(Thematic Maps): Oceanographic Atlas of the Pacific Ocean

By Barkley, Richard A

Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1968. Interior fine. Minimal scuffing and rubbing to the boards. Oblong elephant folio. Extensive thematic maps of Pacific Ocean, with data on weather , water salinity, submarine configuration, etc. This particular atlas is inscribed by the author, to his mother, with a signed brochure (again to his mother) advertising the publication. Detailed references, data sources and the full 156 figures (some printed in color). A useful academic reference on the subject. . First Edition. Very Good. Elephant Folio - over 15" - 23" tall.


(History of Cartography): Historical Atlas of the Pacific Northwest

By Hayes, Derek

Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 1999. As new copy of the first edition this wonderful recent production, already increasingly difficult to find. Hard to beat this quality for the price. This has already received rave reviews from several sources, and reproduces 320 maps over four centuries (ranging from Sir Francis Drake's 1579 voyages through the Klondike goldrush and Canadian Pacific Railways maps/surveys). Includes index and individual map references. This will be a classic (in a hurry). There are a few small edge tears (tiny) to the jacket due to shelfwear.. First Edition. Cloth. As New/As New. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.


(Military History: all 12 maps & plans): Memoires De Mr. Le Marquis De Feuquiere, Lieutenant - General Des Armees Du Roi: Contenans ses Maximes sur la Guerre...Nouvelle Edition

By Marquis De Feuquiere, Mr. Le Marquis (Antoine)

Amsterdam: Francois L'Honore et Filacharie Chatelain, 1741. This is the new and corrected edition (the first edition was published in 1711, with mulitple subsequent issuances, inlcuding the new edition listed here. A number of copies may be seen in the online KVK catalogue. Quarto, 10.5 inches, with contemporary marblelled boards (few scuffs and scrapes), quarter vellum with spine labeling disctinct (rebacked?). BInding is tight, some general browining and occasional foxing, maps very good or better, nice text margins, small library stamp on bottom of title page and front pastedown. The front pastedown stamp indicates an apparent deacession date. All 12 maps are present. The map list indicates 13, but the plan of the battle of Nerwinde is indicated twice on that list, but only bound in once, which an apparently frequent finding for this issue. This newere editioin had an expanded text and maps. Other battle plans included were Sintzheim, Fleurus, Steinkerque, Marfaille, Luzara, Hochstet. Ramillies and Malplaquet. LIV, 358, (9). The author came from a distinguished military family (his father Isaac had also been a general), and was so noted for his skills that at one point he was given the nickname 'The Wizard". His writings appear in the library of Thomas Jefferson (although thiis specific publication apprently did not). Our offering is in French, although there was an English version issued a few years earlier, and there was also a German edition.. Very Good.


Civil War Atlas to Accompany Steele's American Campaigns

By Stamps, TD (editor)

West Point : US Military Academy (Dept. Of Military Art and Engineering), 1941. Oblong atlas elephant folio (13x19 inches). All 136 maps in near fine condition, with original outline color. THis atlas was prepared by the US Military Academy for its course in military history. The only flaw is that the previous owner stored this folded, so there is a center crease in the volume. The gilt lettered soft cover, pebbled covers are in VG+ condition. Among the contributors to this volume is one Maj. VT Espisoto, who published extensively in this arena over the years, including the sell-known (and later) 'West Point Atlas of American Wars'. . First Edition.


(Military Atlas- Thematic Maps, Charts, Letters, Crests): Atlas to the Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough Containing Maps and Plans Illustrative of the Campaigns, Fac-Simile Autographs, Armorial Bearings, etc

By Marlborough, John (Duke of Marlborough)

London: Bell and Daldy, 1865. Large 4to., original cloth covres a bit scuffedand rubbed, with small stain right upper front cover, but binding tight. Owner signature (E. Wyatt Dane) front endpaper, date 1899 from Trinity College. All 26 maps / plans / charts / armorial crests and facsimile documents are in excellent condition with little browning or foxing. Battle plans are color coded for troop positions. Plate 23, a large plan of the operations of the Confederate armies (1709) has some right marginal chips and small tears, due to its size and the edges extending beyond the text borders (as bound), but the image itself is clean. There are maps of German operations in 1704 (before and after the battle of Blenheim), attack plan on the Schellenberg, battle plan of Blenheim, map of operations on the Moselle, plan of attack on French lines in Brabant, map of Principalit of Mindelheim, plan of battle of Ramilios, map for the siege of Ostend, outline map for campaign of 1707-08, pland of battle of Oudenard, map for siege of Lille, map of Confederate opertions 1709, battle plan of Malplaquet. Several notes in facsimile are present. The original title page tissue guard is present, as is the frontispiece "Bust of John, Duke of Marlborough". This is a very nice thematic atlas dealing with British empire history. This was the atlas to Coxe's "Memoirs of John Duke of Marlborough". A similar atlas, with a slightly different title, collation and publisher, was issued in 1820. (see online entries at COPAC). First Thus. Cloth. Very Good. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.


Britannica Atlas

By Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc

Encyclopedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, 1977. Nice 4vo world atlas. No Dj, cover G due to soiling and some wear. Most of maps VG+. 312pp maps; 222pp index. Some soiling edges..


(Civil War Atlas- 22 Battle & Campaign Maps): History of the Army of the Cumberland...Atlas (Atlas Only)

By Ruger, Edward (by the request of Major-General George Thomas)

Cincinnati: Robert Clarke & Co., 1875. Large 8vo. with very few markings; tiny bookseller sticker at lower end of rear paste-down; some scuffing to spine, but text legible and binding tight. Exterior very good, internally about fine. All 22 maps (many folding out too much larger size) present, and color coded for troop positions: Map...Operations...Armies...Cumberland and Ohio...Generals Anderson, Sherman, and Buell; Map...Logan's Cross-Roads...; Map...Shiloh; Map...lines of Intrenchment...Routes...General Halleck; Map...Perryville, Kentucky; Map...Campaigns...Under...General Rosecrans; Map...Stone River; Map...Chickamauga: Map...Chattanooga...Campaigns...; Map...Batle-Field of Chattanooga; Map...First Epoch...Atlanta Campaign; Map...Second Epoch...; Map...Third Epoch...; Map... Fourth Epoch...; Map...Fifth Epoch...; Map...Operations...General George H. Thomas...; Map...Franklin, Tennessee; Map...Nashville; Map...Selma, Alabama...Defenses; Map...Marches...General Sherman...Georgia and the Carolinas; Map...Bentonville...; Map...All the Campaigns ...Army of the Cumberland...War of the Rebellion. This is an uncommon and very useful atlas, which was prepared by order of Major-General George H. Thomas, a major figure in the military cartography of this era. There is enormous detail here, and this is a very nice copy of this specialized civil war atlas. Thomas' interest and reliance on cartography is discussed in McElfresh's new book: MAPS AND MAPMAKERS OF THE CIVIL WAR.. Cloth. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.


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