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    Atlas maritimus & commercialis; or, a general view of the world, so far as relates to trade and navigation / Sailing Directions for All the Known Coasts and Islands on the Glob, with a Sett of Sea-Charts by CUTLER, Nathaniel; HALLEY, Sir Edmond; HARRIS, John; SENEX, John; and DEFOE, Daniel

    London: James Knapton, 1728. hardcover. Two parts in one volume. Illustrated with 53 of 54 fine uncolored copper plate maps, (last celestial chart is missing with a full size facsimile version provided from the British Library edition), and 5 fold-out diagrams tipped into the second text. Title page printed in black and red, foreword, preface, list of subscribers, and list of charts. Dedication page has a repair to the margin. "Atlas maritimus & commercialis," 340 pp. plus index. "General Coasting Pilot," 195 pp. plus maps. Page numbers written in ink. Elephant folio (21.25" x 13"), scuffing and corner wear to original brown leather binding, gilt spine in 8 compartments. Some toning and light scattered foxing to text and maps. Repairs to World Chart, North America chart and Celestial map along bottom fold out, small abrasion in margin of China map. Bookplate pasted down with Coat of Arms of Verney. This commercial sea atlas was published in 1728 as a guide to British global commerce. Today, it is a historically significant English overview of world trade during a rapid period of development of the British Empire's trading power. The atlas consists of two parts. The first is the "Atlas Maritimus & Commercialis" proper, which provides a geographical overview of the world as it relates to trade and navigation. It also gives an account of contemporary commerce, including the traded commodities of each country. The second part is "A General Coasting Pilot" by Nathaniel Cutler, which provides sailing directions. The volume was published anonymously, though the maps are often attributed to Sir Edmond Halley, the Astronomer Royal of Britain, who also wrote the prefatory note discussing the charts' use. The atlas's emphasis on commerce in addition to geography distinguishes it from "The English Pilot," the period's standard in maritime charts. It was also notable for covering the entire globe, including the south and west coasts of America, in one volume. This is an early issue of the Atlas, with A Chart of the Coast of Scotland on a globular projection. London: 1728. Sir Edmond Halley (1656--1742) was an English astronomer, geophysicist, mathematician, meteorologist, and physicist known for computing the orbit of the eponymous Halley's Comet. He was the second Astronomer Royal in Britain after John Flamsteed. John Senex (1678-1740) was a kind of Renaissance man of the 18th-century map world, working at times as a scholar, surveyor, engraver, astrologer, book seller and publisher of maps, atlases and globes. In a short period, he developed from an apprentice into one of the most important cartographers of the period and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, as well as Official Geographer to Queen Anne of Great Britain. A wonderful rarity about 'Globular Projection" maps which was invented by Halley, Harris and Senex. Includes the unforgettable large four sheet map "A Chart of the Atlantick Ocean Shewing the Coast from Texel to C. Cantin".


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    Fold-Out Topographical Map. Melville North N.W. 68/88. National Topographic Series

    Ottawa: Surveys and Mapping Branch, Department of Mines and Technical Surveys., 1951 Map is scale 1 inch to 8 miles with water shaded in blue. Measures 30" by 27" with border. Shows: Committee Bay, Foxe Basin, Gulf of Boothia, Fury and Hecla Strait with tidal flats, braided streams, rapids, esker, trading posts, wireless stations, etc. Minor wear with a couple of small edgetears and light creasing. Very Good.. Very Good. BG1-1 Left Pile.


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    Vol. 8 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn. East New York by SANBORN MAP COMPANY

    New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1928. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 76 detailed maps of East New York along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Original protective canvas cover in very good condition. This volume includes an inset "Map of Islands of Jamaica Bay, Brooklyn, NY", Sunrise Highway and Conduit Avenue Extension. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.


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    Old Map of London 1593

    York: Porter Prints A map of London as it was in 1593, in very good+ condition. Very clean and unworn, in slightly worn envelope. Measuring approx. 12 by 19 1/2 inches. 'Authentic replica on antiqued parchment'.. Very Good.


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    Antique Map. Rocky Mountain and Pacific States - Southern Section by Jacques W. Redway

    Philadelphia: E.H. Butler and Company, 1888 Original color map from "Geography of Pennsylvania." Measures 12 by 10 inches. Printed on back. Staple holes in bottom margin, some small edgetears, minor age toning. Good.. Unbound. Good. BC2-4 Right.


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    Atlas of Ancient Archaeology by Hawkes, Jacquetta

    McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York, 1975. 272 pp., 350 two-color maps, plans and drawings. A touch of scuffing to the canvas green boards, otherwise fine. Second printing. Includes a detailed chronological chart, index and glossary. Dustjacket is protected with a mylar cover. . Cloth. Near Fine/Fine Condition.


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    Atlas Historique, Généalogique Chronologique et Géographique avec des augmentations par J. Marchal.. by Lesage, A ( Comte de las Cases )

    Bruxelles., Alexandre de Mat., 1853. 61 x 40 cms. Feuille lithographiée - signée Brux, - ; les Fastes Napoléens de 1796 à 1821. 2 feuilles avec, Titre, 2 ff., Discours, addition, + 36 planches lithographiées à page double, coloriées à la main, numerotées I - XXVI, avec tables historiques, dont 15 avec cartes, entourées de notes historiques. , + 3 ff. avec Table raisonnée. une feuille avec déchirure sur plis. feuilles de garde marbrées,Cartonnage de l'époque, plats avec papier peint. Dos basane avec titre en or. sauf petites imperfections, qqs taches, oreilles d'ane, Tres bon état. . Feuille XXXII avec Mappe-Monde historique, en 2 hémispheres. 3 feuilles supplémentaires ( XIX, XX, XXI ) avec carte ; la Belgique et la Hollande. KEYWORDS: atlas historical atlas


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    $750.00

    Vol. 17 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn. Canarsie by SANBORN MAP COMPANY

    New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1928. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 101 detailed maps of eastern Brooklyn and Jamaica Bay along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1974. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Large tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes Paerdegat and Fresh Creek Basins before artificial widening, Shore Parkway and the Long Island Railroad, and multiple pools, islets and marshes in Jamaica Bay. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.


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    Map of Greece by Mitchell's Universal Atlas

    With Inset of Candia. Map measures 16.50" x 13.25", colored in pink, green, yellow, and black and white. Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., entered 1850, Clerk's Office, District Court of Eastern Dist. of Pen nsylvania. Map is on acid-free whiteboard and shrink wrapped. Decorative light green borders. All very good. Cartography, geography, history, Greece, Europe..


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    Fold-Out Topographical Survey Map. Trout Lake, Northwest Territories by None

    (Ottawa): The Army Survey Establishment/Department of National Defence., 1956 Map is scale 1: 250, 000 with lakes shaded in blue. Measures 30" by 22" with border. Shows: houses, buildings, church, cemetery, quarry, sand or gravel pit, lighthouse, irrigation canals, etc. One small tear at one fold, small chip and some creasing at top edge, minor age toning to exposed areas when folded. Very Good.. Soft Cover. Very Good. Bin 206.


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    $400.00

    Cram's Unrivaled Family Atlas of the World by CRAM, George F

    Chicago: George F. Cram, 1883. hardcover. good. Folio, 200 pages, index. Hundreds of full color maps. In good condition. Brown pebbled cloth, gilt stamped sides. Cover date 1885. Boards separating at spine. Some light foxing throughout. Corners bumped. Pages clean and complete. After serving in the Union army, George F. Cram (1842-1928) joined his uncle's map business and later established his own engraving and publishing firm in Chicago in 1869. This is an excellent example of his cerography printing techniques


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    Map of North America by Mitchell's Universal Atlas

    Size is 17" x 13.75". Entered 1850, Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., Clerk's Office, Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Map is colored in pink, green, yellow and coral. All very good condition..


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    1769-1951 Atlas and Directory of the Town of Bloomsburg, Columbia County, Pennsylvania by DUY, A.W

    First Edition. hardcover. Many maps. 97pp. Folio, boards; (boards lightly soiled, otherwise very good). Bloomsburg: Town-Fax Publishers, (1952).


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    $750.00

    Vol. 12 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn. Gravesend & Bensonhurst by SANBORN MAP COMPANY

    New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1929. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 78 detailed maps of southern Brooklyn along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes the new Belt Parkway ("Shore Parkway") and undeveloped waterfront land that is now filled-in parks and piers. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.


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    Map of Persia, Arabia &c by Mitchell's Universal Atlas

    Map measures 16.25" x 13", colored in pink, green, yellow, and black and white, decorative light green borders, all very good condition. Thomas Cowperthwait & Co., Entered 1850 Clerk's Office, Distric t Court of Eastern Dist. of Pennsylvania..


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    Vol. 9 of 29 Atlases of Insurance Maps for Brooklyn. East Williamsburg & Bushwick by SANBORN MAP COMPANY

    New York: Sanborn Map Company, 1933. hardcover. very good. Atlas. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Massive elephant folio. Decorative calligraphic titles, indices, and key maps. Contains a set of 73 detailed maps of East Williamsburg and Bushwick along with changes recorded on paste-on correction slips through 1973. Quarter leather binding with gilt title on front and spine. Slight wear and small tear to spine of original protective canvas cover. This volume includes the Queens border between Newtown Creek and Evergreen Cemetery, Meeker Bridge and Metropolitan Avenue, the Bridge over Newtown Creek and the Long Island Railroad. The Sanborn map collection consists of a uniform series of large scale maps, dating from 1867 to the present depicting the commercial, industrial, and residential sections of some twelve thousand cities and towns in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The maps were designed to assist fire insurance agents in determining the degree of hazard associated with a particular property and therefore show the size, shape and construction of dwellings, commercial buildings, and factories as well as fire walls locations of windows and doors, sprinkler systems, and types of roofs. The maps also indicate widths and names of streets, property boundaries, building use, and house and block numbers. They show locations of water mains, giving their dimensions, and of fire alarm boxes and hydrants. Sanborn maps are an unrivaled source of information about the structure and use of buildings in American Cities. The collection includes some fifty thousand editions of fire insurance maps comprising an estimated seven hundred thousand individual sheets. The Library of Congress holdings represent the largest extant collection of maps produced by the Sanborn Map Company. The majority of the maps were acquired by the Library through copyright deposit, but the collection was substantially enriched in 1967 when the Bureau of the Census transferred to the Library of Congress a complete set. The 1,899 loose-leaf binders were particularly noteworthy because they included later editions than those previously acquired by the Library. The Bureau of the Census set of maps had been regularly updated by printed, paste-on corrections supplied by the Sanborn Map Company, whereas the Library of Congress copies were retained in the form in which they were copyrighted.


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    Collecting Antique Maps An Introduction to the History of Cartography by Potter, Jonathan

    Jonathan Potter Ltd,. Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 1999. Reprint. Hardcover. 9780951157756 .


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    Early Thematic Mapping in the History of Cartography by Robinson, Arthur H

    Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982 First edition in hardcover with dust jacket. From the library of author Michael R.C. Coulson with his stamp on the half-title page. 266 pp. Maps, notes, references, index. The corners of the boards are bumped. The jacket has large tear to the top of the rear panel taped on the inside, other chips and tears, edgecreasing, soiling. Very Good/Fair. . Hardcover. Very Good/Fair. LR5-3.


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    A New Map of Georgia by Mitchell's Universal Atlas

    Size is 16.50" x 13". Roads and distances, railroads, canals, etc. Inset with Steamboat Routes (Savannah to Augusta & return), shows Fort Scott and the Okefinoke Swamp. Map is colored in pink, yellow and green, with decorative borders in green. Map is placed on acid-free whiteboard and shrink wrapped. All very good condition. Entered 1850 Thomas Cowperthwait, Clerk's Office, District of Eastern Pennsylvania..


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    Carta's Historical Atlas of Israel A survey of the past & review of the present by Aumann, Moshe & Carta Editors

    Jerusalem: Carta. Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 9652200514 . Red card covers show some shelf wear with minor creasing.; A bright, solid book. Illustrated with maps throughout. ; Maps; 7.80 X 5.12 X 1 inches; 80 pages; This volume illustrates how Israel has changed geographically from Biblical times to the late 20th century. .


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    Metro Toronto Plus. Pathfinder Travel Guides

    Don Mills: Northway Map Technology Limited., 1991 First printing in oblong stapled paper covers. 208 pp. Maps. Light shelfwear. Near Fine.. 1st Edition. Soft Cover. Near Fine. Book.


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    Atlas of the New West: Portrait of a Changing Region. by William E. Riebsame, (Editor)

    New York, NY W.W. Norton & Company, 1997. Hardcover First Ed; First Printing indicated. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE GENERAL EDITOR, Riebsame, by the Director of Cartography, Robb and by the Essayists, Limerick and Wilkinson. First Ed; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Near Fine DJ: Book shows just a hint of shelf wear; the binding is square and secure; text clean. DJ shows very mild rubbing only, else flawless; price unclipped; mylar-protected. NOT a Remainder. NOT a Book-Club Edition. NOT an Ex-Library copy. Folio. 192pp. James J. Robb, Director of Cartography. Essays by Patricia Nelson Limerick and Charles Wilkinson. Photographs by Peter Goin. Hardback with DJ. One of the best introductions to social, economic and environmental trends taking place in the Western United States. The graphs and photos highlight the new trends from water usage to ethic population patterns. The 7 chapters and two essays provide telling examples of how communtities are adapting to the changes (or not adapting in some cases). The work is footnoted to provide jumping off points for more research. Also, I found the quotes that are placed throughout the margins of the text to be extremely insightful. The book shines at showing how the West is moving away from a culture of exploiting natural resources for basic industry and instead exploiting the natural beauty to draw ever increasing numbers of residents and visitors. INSCRIBED AND SIGNED BY THE EDITOR.


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    €18.00

    MAP (Atlas): Die Reiche der Mongolen im XIIIten und XIVten Jahrhundert. by K.v. Spruner's histor. Schul - ATLAS

    Gotha: Justus Perthes MAP No. X . Clean original colour lithograph. Size: 24½x32. GOOD.


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    Atlas of Columbus and the Great Discoveries - Celebrating the 500th Anniversary of the Discovery of America by Kenneth Nebenzahl

    1990-06-05. Good. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!


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