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  AMERICA 
 United States 

WALKER, John. [A rare map of North America published in Dublin]
North America. Dublin: John Walker, 1785. 190 x 240mm. Binding folds flattened.
A very scarce map of North America, based on the small-format map by Thomas Jefferys of c.1751, but with an elaborate vignette integrated into a tree, covering the unknown parts of the west coast. At the top is a bear entering a cave, with wild horses, a bison, deer, wolves, natives and a waterfall underneath. Over the Atlantic is the title cartouche featuring whaling. It was issued in 'Elements of Geography', written by John Walker (1759-1830) and published during his residence on Usher's Island on the Liffey in Dublin, where he had set up a school, teaching classics and mathematics. The son of a Cumberland blacksmith, he is known to have engraved copper plates, so perhaps this map is his own work. However he is best known for his work after he left Dublin: he turned to medicine and, after studying at Guy's Hospital, he became an early advocate of inoculation. Although often at odds with Edward Jenner, he became director of the London Vaccine Institution in 1813, with Jenner as President. He later boasted that he had vaccinated 100,000 people.
[Ref: 16046]    £700.00 ($964 • €788 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of the United States with decorative vignettes]
United States. London, J. & F.Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 255 x 340mm.
A map of the United States as far west as the Missouri Territory, New Mexico and Texas, with portraits of Washington & Franklin in the decorative borders, and vignette views of Buffalo hunting, Penn's Treaty with the Indians, & Washington's Monument in Baltimore. It was published in John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 18063]    £280.00 ($386 • €315 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

THORNTON, John, MORDEN, Robert, and LEA, Philip. [A rare English map of Carolina]
A New Mapp of Carolina. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 545 x 455mm.
A rare map of Carolina, with an inset of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and a list of the landowners of the colony. The map was originally published as part of a wall map of the British Empire in America, issued by Thornton, Morden and Lea in 1685, known by only one known example, in the Bibliotéque Nationale in Paris. Thornton and Morden sold their interest in this sheet to Lea, who issued it with only his name c.1695. BURDEN: 617, state 3.
[Ref: 16280]    £18,500.00 ($25,475 • €20,813 rates)


BOWEN, Emanuel. [The first printed map of Georgia]
A New Map of Georgia, with Part of Carolina, Florida and Louisiana. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts. Collected by Eman: Bowen Geographer to his Majesty. London, 1748. 370 x 480mm.
The first map of Georgia, published only fifteen years after the colony's foundation by James Oglethorpe on February 12th 1733. It shows Charleston west to the Mississippi, and south to New Orleans and Cape Canaveral in Florida, marking the lands of the tribes both friendly and hostile and known trails. The borders of the province with Florida and Louisiana are purposefully vague (the 'G' of Georgia is west of Mississippi) as there had been no negotiation with the Spanish. Indeed, such was the expectation of war that Oglethorpe originally banned slavery as a security risk. The map was published in the 1748 edition of John Harris’ 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca, or Complete Collection of Voyages and Travels', which contained a new chapter dedicated to Georgia, for which this map was engraved. As this was the official account of the colony, Bowen had access to the maps made by the colonists themselves. CUMMING: 267, Colour Plate 18.
[Ref: 15278]    £2,800.00 ($3,856 • €3,150 rates)


TRUMBULL, John. [The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill]
The Battle At Bunkers Hill Near Boston, June 17th 1775.; Die Schlacht Von Bunkers Hill Bey Boston, Am 17 Juny 1775. [London] , c.1820, 320 x 410mm.
A view of one of the most famous battles of the American War of Independence which resulted in a Pyrrhic victory for the English. engraved by A. Kessler after the famous painting "The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill" by J. Trumbull . As a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Trumbull rendered a particular service at Boston by sketching plans of the British works, and witnessed the famous Battle of Bunkers Hill. He was appointed second personal aide to General George Washington, and in June 1776 deputy adjutant-general to General Horatio Gates, but resigned from the army in 1777. In 1780 he travelled to London where he studied under Benjamin West, who suggested to him that he paint small pictures of the War of Independence and miniature portraits, of which he produced about 250 in his lifetime. In 1784 he was again in London working under West, in whose studio he painted his Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of Montgomery.
[Ref: 10572]    £650.00 ($895 • €731 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Georgia & South Carolina]
America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja III. Georgia y Carolina del Sur, desde Savannah hasta Capo Fear, segun los trabajos de loa Estados Unidos ejecutados desde 1855 á 1857, con adiacionados y correcciones hasta 1860. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.
A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Savannah north to Cape Fear, with insets of Bulls Bay and Cape Island, both just north of Savannah. The lighthouses marked in colour. Inland the railways are marked.
[Ref: 11862]    £1,500.00 ($2,066 • €1,688 rates)


GUILD & Co., C.H. [An advertisers' map of New England]
C.H. Guild & Co.'s Newspaper Map of New England Prepared Expressly to Accompany "Advertising in New England," A Complete Handbook for 1896-7. Boston, M.A.: Guild & Co., 1896. Wood-engraving, printed in colour. Sheet 1215 x 880mm. Nicks in margins, folds reinforced in places.
A fascinating guide to the best places to advertise in New England at the end of the 19th century. The map itself is coloured according to population density and the towns are marked according to their commercial character: manufacturing, agricultural, or foreign or domestic commerce. Towns with one paper, more than one paper, and those with daily and weekly papers are numbered 1-3. Published in the last decade of the 19th century this is an unusual artefact of the early years of the American advertising industry. Guild boasted that he was able to "place advertising business in any place the world over" (Brooklyn Life, 1894).
[Ref: 15688]    £3,250.00 ($4,475 • €3,656 rates)


 Gulf States 

TARDIEU, Pierre François. [Late 18th century map of Florida & Georgia]
Carte de la Floride et de la Georgie. Paris, c.1795. Coloured. 330 x 435mm.
This map provides a fine depiction of the Gulf Coast and a dramatically oversized Tampa Bay and Baie du St. Espirit. It was drawn before Florida and the Gulf Coast had been fully explored and demonstrates the limits of contemporary knowledge in the region.
[Ref: 9610]    £500.00 ($689 • €563 rates)


TALLIS, John. [Map of Texas and the southwest USA]
Mexico, California and Texas. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
A map of the southwest, with California, Texas (still incorporating what became the state of New Mexico] and Mexico south to the Yucatan, On the map are marked the 'newly discovered GOLD Districts' in California, and the 'Great Caravan Route' across Utah. It is decorated with a foliate border attractive vignettes of gold panning, the ruins of Uxmal and Mexican peasants. From John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 17730]    £290.00 ($399 • €326 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA]
Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although northing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11854]    £1,400.00 ($1,928 • €1,575 rates)


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