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[Early 19th Century plan showing Alaska and the Bering Strait] Behring's Straits. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. London: Luffman, 1802. 170 x 135mm.
Chart of the Bering Strait, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'.
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[North America] United States North America Edinburgh, A. Fullarton, c.1855. Outline colour. Lithograph, 420 x 500mm. Small tear to bottom of the fold, well outside the printed area. Some staining to the lower part of the fold.
An uncommon, double page engraved map by G.H. Swanston. It shows an oversized Nebraska, extending from the Missouri to the Continental Divide; meeting the Oregon Territory (which is also oversized). There is no sign of Nevada or Colorado and the large Utah Territory stretches between Nebraska and California.
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[Folding map of North America] Amérique du Nord. Paris, 1877. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen, as issued. total 925 x 670mm. Linen with some wear.
North America from Costa Rica up to Alaska, in original colour that marks the colonial possessions.
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[Map of the mid-section of the Mississippi River] Il Paese de Cherachesi, con La Parte Occidentale della Carolina Settentrionale, E Della Virginia. Venice, c.1778. Original colour. 335 x 440mm.
Detailed regional showing the Missouri and Ohio Rivers along the Mississippi and adjacent areas. While the map is filled with Indian villages, it shows very little European settlement other than a couple of French forts. It also notes Dr. Thomas Walker's settlement. Walker, a surveyor for the Ohio and Loyal Land Companies, led a small group into the area in 1750 and established a supply post in the area of present-day Barbourville, Kentucky. Drawn from the earliest available English and indigenous surveys, this is the Italian edition of Mitchell's seminal map of the British Dominions in North America that Zatta published in 12 sections with the title "Le Colonie Unite dell' America Settentrionale."
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Illustrated London News.
[Map of Washingon] District of Columbia. London, 1861. Wood-engraving. Map area 190 x 245mm set in text.
Map of the district of Columbia from a supplement dated August 10th 1861. On the back are two half page images [The Civil War in America: Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac - Advance of the Wisconsin Men (Federalists) and [The Port of Dieppe, see page 148].
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[Niagara Falls] Der Niagarafall in Nord-Amerika Germany, 1873. Chromolithograph. 280 x 380mm.
An interesting panoramic view of Niagara Falls and river in the distance, with people in foreground standing on high cliffs.
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[A detailed map of the American Mid-West] United States North America According to Calvin Smith& Tanner . . . North Central Section. Comprising Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota ... Edinburgh, A. Fullarton, c.1855. Outline colour. Lithograph, 420 x 50mm.
A highly detailed map of the American Midwest, comprising Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnisota, and part of Missouri & Kentucky
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ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier.
[Antique map of California] Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest separés de l'Asie par le Détroit d'Anian... Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 405mm. Lower margin extended.
Two antique maps on one sheet, the west coast of the U.S. from California to Alaska after Vaugondy, showing " Nova Albion" with an inset of an earlier attempt by Plantius & Visscher. This interesting map was engraved for Denis Diderot's famous "Encyclopedie" comprising 27 volumes.
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LA PÉROUSE, Jean F.G.
[Port of Bucarelli, Alaska] Plan de L'Entrée du Port de Bucarelli, sur la Côte du Nord-Ouest de l'Amerique... Paris, 1797. Coloured. 510 x 700mm.
A harbour in Alaska discovered in 1775 by the Spaniards la Quadra & Maurelle, at Latitude 55N the furthest north that Spanish explorers reached. Although this chart was engraved by Bouclet for La Pérouse's 'Voyage autour du Monde', it is based on Spanish manuscripts, not La Perouse's discoveries. It was included because La Pérouse believed it was a probable entrance to the North West Passage. WAGNER: 843.
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[Miniature map of the Pacific North West] Western Coast of North America with Behring's Straits London: Faden, 1798. Original colour. Sheet size 155 x 180 mm.
Map of West Coast America, showing the Bering Straits, engraved by Palmer for Faden's 'Atlas Minimus Universalis'. Of interest is the tiny 'Fuca's Entrance' and 'Sea of the West', just prior to the inclusion of Vancouver's discoveries. William Faden was geographer to George III.
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