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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

POULSON, John. [A scarce broadsheet guide to a 19th century solar eclipse in Philadelphia]
Approaching Solar Eclipse. The lovers of Astronomical Science will perhaps be highly gratified with the opportunity which may on Monday be afforded them, of beholding this interesting phenomenon... Philadelphia: printed by John Poulson, n.d., but 1806. Letterpress broadsheet with wood-engraved diagram and border. Sheet 535 x 220mm. Repair to split in fold repaired with loss of a line of text; a few other letters mis-inked.
Broadsheet with a wood engraved diagram of the phases of the solar eclipse due on June 16, 1806, as seen from Philadelphia. The text starts: 'The Lovers of Astronomical Science will perhaps be highly gratified with the opportunity which may on Monday may be affored to them, of beholding this interesting phenonenon'.
[Ref: 11962]    £4,000.00 ($5,060 • €4,448 rates)


THOMSON, John. [The north eastern states of the USA]
Northern Provinces of the United States. Edinburgh: John Thomson, 1817. Original colour. 530 x 620mm.
A map of the United States from Pennsylvania and Delaware north to 'The District of Main', published only two years after the end of the War of 1812. Surprisingly for the date, there are still inaccuracies, particularly in the shapes of Vermont and Rhode Island. At the top is a vignette view of Niagara Falls.
[Ref: 18765]    £300.00 ($380 • €334 rates)


THOMSON, John. [Early 19th century map of the south eastern states of the USA]
Southern Provinces of the United States. Edinburgh: John Thomson, 1817. Original colour. 530 x 620mm.
A map of the United States from Virginia and Maryland south to ''West Florida'' and ''E. Florida', published only two years after the end of the War of 1812. Georgia still stretches to the Mississippi River, the year that Mississippi State entered the Union and two years before Alabama joined. Ohio is named but not delineated, despite entering the Union in 1803. At the top is a vignette view 'Chracteristic Scenery of the Hudson River', despite the New York region not being the focus of the map.
[Ref: 18766]    £650.00 ($822 • €723 rates)


CARRIGAIN, Philip. [The first accurate large scale survey of New Hampshire]
New Hampshire. New Hampshire by Recent Survey made under the Supreme Authority and Published According to Law by Philip Carrigain. Counselor at Law and Late Secretary of the State. Concord: Philip Carrigain, 1818. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, total 1580 x 1230mm, red marbled endpapers. Endpapers faded, paper lightly toned, pinholes in edges, a few small signs of wear.
The second edition of Carrigain's important antique map, first published in 1816, with a large decorative title cartouche drawn by J.J. Barralet and engraved by W. Harrison,, inset maps of the U.S, vignette views of the White Mountains, the 'Great Boars Head and Hampton Beach' and the 'Gap in the White Mountains' (Crawford Notch). Philip Carrigain (1772-1842) was New Hampshire secretary of state 1805-10. He commissioned surveys from every village and town in the state, often demanding corrections, handing them to Phinehas Merrill (1767-1815), a professional surveyor, to compile. Carrigain's attention to detail caused many delays and ate into his finances so much that, despite the success of the map, he was buried in an unmarked grave. His carefulness did not extend to the views around the map: the view of Crawford Notch was reversed during the engraving!
[Ref: 12395]    £5,500.00 ($6,958 • €6,116 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 ($822 • €723 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [19th century town plan of New York]
New York. London, SDUK, 1840. Coloured. Steel engraving. 320 x 390mm.
Detailed town plan of New York, with vignette views of Broadway and City Hall, marking the routes of the railways into the city.
[Ref: 16497]    £450.00 ($569 • €500 rates)


TALLIS, John. [A town plan of New York from the mid-19th century]
New York. London, John Tallis & Co., c.1851. Coloured. Steel engraving, printed area 530 x 360mm.
A detailed town plan of New York City, showing the city developed according to the Commissioner's Plan of 1811, but the building work ending around Madison Square. The planned layout continues to 41st Street. The map was published in the town plan supplement of the 'lllustrated Atlas', with six vignettes include a view of the city from Williamsburg and a New York paddle steamer. This is one of the most decorative town plans of the City to appear in an atlas in the 19th century. GOSS: Mapping of North America 81.
[Ref: 18940]    £1,300.00 ($1,645 • €1,446 rates)


MILLER, James. [Mid-19th century plan of New York City]
New York City Map. New York: James Miller, 1857. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Printed area 410 x 730mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of New York City, with Jersey City, Hoboken and Brooklyn, with extensive indexes. Of interest is the design of Central Park, depicted a year before it opened and fifteen years before the landscaping was finished. It is estimated that 1,600 residents (mainly free blacks and Irish emigrants) had to be evicted in 1857, the year of this map's publication.
[Ref: 18298]    £850.00 ($1,075 • €945 rates)


NOGUERA, C. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Eastern Seaboard]
Carta Esferica de las costas orientales de la America Setentrional que comprehende desde Nueva York hasta el Golfo S.n Lorenzo con parte de la Isla Terranova. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1828-c.1863. Touches of original colour. 640 x 950mm.
A Spanish chart of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States from Long Island north to the Gulf of the St Lawrence & Newfoundland, with the St Lawrence River to Quebec included. The lighthouses marked in colour.
[Ref: 11859]    £550.00 ($696 • €612 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Charleston Harbour]
América Septentrional. Carolina del Sur. Plano del Puerto de Charleston levantado en 1849 á 1852 por la comision hidrografica de los Estados-Unidos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Small tear in the upper margin.
A Spanish edition of the US Coastal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour published during the Civil War, when Charleston was repeatedly a battleground. Among the lighthouses marked with colour is one at Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the war were fired.
[Ref: 11853]    £1,850.00 ($2,340 • €2,057 rates)


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