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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

HOLME, Thomas. [The first printed map of Pennsylvania]
A Mapp of Ye Improved Part of Pensilvania in America, Divided into Countyes, Townships and Lotts. To William Penn Esq. Proprietor & Governer of Pennsylvania This Mapp is Humbly Dedicated and Presented by Jn.o Harris. London: George Willdey, c.1715. 405 x 550mm.
An important map, being the first survey of William Penn's colony of Philadelphia, and containing the first plan of Philadelphia, the earliest map of any English city in America. Thomas Holme (1624-95) learned surveying in Cromwell's army, but became a Quaker after the end of the Civil War, which brought him into William Penn's circle. When Penn's original surveyor for the colony died en route to America, Holme was invited by Penn to take his place as Surveyor-General in 1682. He compiled a map of the new colony and carefully recorded the names of those who had bought property, and drew a plan of how the streets of Philadelphia were to be laid out. This street map is one of the first examples of urban planning. In May 1687 Penn requested a copy of Holme's map be send to London for publication, to encourage further migration. The map was issued in two formats: as a six-sheet wall map engraved by Francis Lamb, of which only four example still exist (Burden 628); and this single-sheet version, engraved by John Harris and originally published by Philip Lea c.1688. Like the six-sheet version it featured the plan of Philadelphia prominently. BURDEN: 669, state ii of iv.
[Ref: 16279]    £37,500.00 ($50,700 • €41,756 rates)


HOMANN, Johann Baptist. [An influencial map of the British colonies in Virginia, Maryland & Carolina]
Virginia Marylandia et Carolina in America Septentrionali Britannirum industria excultae. Nuremberg, c.1720. Original colour. 495 x 585mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Long Island south to Cape Fear. This map appeared at a time of high emigration from Germany to the Americas: it has been suggested that the large title cartouche, showing an Indian trading with a European surrounded by the wealth of the Americas, was an attempt to persuade more of George I's German subjects to seek their fortunes in the New World.
[Ref: 17894]    £1,650.00 ($2,231 • €1,837 rates)


ELLICOTT, Andrew. [The famous Ellicott's plan for Washington DC]
Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the Seat of their Government after the Year 1800. London, 1795. 420 x 540mm. Binding folds flattened.
An early copy of Andrew Ellicott's map of the planned Federal capital, engraved by John Russell after the map by John Reid published in Winterbotham's 'An Historical Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States' in 1795. It shows the layout of the streets in both Washington and Georgetown, with 'The President's House', National Mall and Capitol.
[Ref: 17920]    £3,200.00 ($4,326 • €3,563 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 traveled 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.
This item is currently on reserve


WILSON, Charles. [A sea chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Boston to Cape Lookout]
Sheets 1 & 2. Boston to the Chesapeake, &c. Corrections 1878. London: Charles Wilson, 1878. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on canvas, total 890 x 1400mm. Some minor creasing and staining.
A two-sheet chart published as one of a pair that covered the Eastearn Seaboard from Boston to Havana in Cuba. Three large inset details show New York Harbour, Boston Harbour and the Entrance to the Delaware; the three smaller insets are Okracoke Inlet, Hatteras Shoals and Cape Charles. The lighthouses are marked in colour and the extents of the Gulf Stream are shown.
[Ref: 17409]    £3,250.00 ($4,394 • €3,619 rates)


HAGSTROM, Co. [New York's Subway system in the 1940s]
New York Subways. Hagstrom, c. 1946. 240 x 440mm.
Folding leaflet map of Subway Systems and Elevated lines of the City of New York - courtesy of the New York Telephone Company. Produced for Military and Navy Personnel with adverts on the back inviting them to visit 'the Public telephone Center for the Armed Forces'.
[Ref: 17554]    £160.00 ($216 • €178 rates)


 Gulf States 

SANSON, Nicolas. [Sanson's map of Spanish & French territories in southern North America, showing California as an island]
Le Nouveau Mexique et La Floride: Tirees de diverses Cartes, et Relations... Paris: Sanson, 1679. Original colour. 315 x 550mm. A very fine example.
An influential French map, engraved by Jean Sommer and first published 1656, highlighting their territorial ambitions in the Gulf region. Not only does 'French Florida' fill the region between the Brtitish Province of VIrginia and Spanish Florida, but the two 'Great Lakes' shown, Ontario and Erie, are shown too far south to increase their claimed lands. On the west coast California is an island, with Sanson adopting the Luke Foxe model, with two large bays on the north coast. BURDEN: 319, state iv of iv,
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FULLARTON, Archibald. [Detailed map of the south central states of the USA]
United States. North America According to Calvin Smith & Tanner. The South Central Section. Comprising Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Western Territory and Part of Missouri. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 540 x 420 mm.
Highly detailed map of Texas, the Plains and Southern States. Fullarton's Royal Illustrated Atlas, the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources.
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IMRAY, James. [A 'blue-back' sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico from New Orleans to Tampa]
Gulf of Mexico. Chart No 1. (Tampa Bay to New Orleans). Compiled from Surveys made by order of the United States Govenment. London: James Imray & Son, 1902. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on blue paper with publisher's title label, edged with linen, total 890 x 1330mm. With chart-seller's ink stamps. Two small tears in top edge, some pencil markings.
A working chart of the north coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, with parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Lighthouses are marked with colour. Insets are: Passes of the Mississippi; Entrance to Mobile Bay; Pensicola; St Andrew; East Pass; & Apalachicola. The ink stamps are of 'J. Blowey, Optician and Chronometer maker, Southside Street, Plymouth'.
[Ref: 17407]    £1,700.00 ($2,298 • €1,893 rates)


 Canada 

HARRIS, Moses. [An entomologist's map of Halifax, Nova Scotia]
A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax. London: E. Cave, 1749. 225 x 275mm. Trimmed at bottom corners for binding as normally found.
Map of Halifax engraved by Thomas Jefferys for the Gentleman's Magazine, with many decorations including the 1624 arms of Nova Scotia; the shields of the seven Baronets of Nova Scotia; butterflies; a musk beetle and a representation of a porcupine. Although most famous as an entomologist, Moses Harris had training as a surveyor. He and his wife traveled to Nova Scotia in 1749 when Edward Cornwallis was made the first British Governor, and drew this plan after Cornwallis had picked a site for the new settlement of Halifax (named after the President of the Board of Trade, Lord Halifax). Although the beetle and the moth fit with Harris's interests, it is likely that the porcupine was added back in London, as the artist must have been working from a written description rather than life.
[Ref: 17219]    £800.00 ($1,082 • €891 rates)


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