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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

ROBERTS, Bishop. [A scarce re-engraving of the first printed view of Charleston]
An Exact Prospect of Charlestown, the Metropolis of the Province of South Carolina. Engrav'd for the London Magazine. London, 1779. Some very faint colour. 187 x 525mm. Binding folds flattened.
A close copy of the first printed prospect of Charleston, originally issued in 1762, as painted by Bishop Roberts. It shows the town from across the Cooper River, from Granville Bastion to Craven's Bastion, with ships filling the river and fishermen casting a net on the near shore. Although there is an eight-letter key, the index appeared in the magazine's text, not present here, but the features are: A Granville Bastion; B Court House; C Council Chamber; D Meeting House; E St Philip's Church; F Custom House; G Secretary's Office; H Craven's Bastion. Little is known about Bishop Roberts: in 1735 he advertised his services in the 'South Carolina Gazette': ''this is to give notice to all Gentlemen & others, that Portrait-painting and Engraving, Heraldry and House painting are undertaken and performed expeditiously in a good manner, and at the lowest rates, by B. Roberts''. He executed the watercolour on which this engraving is based at about this time, as it shows the buildings before the catastrophic fire of 1740. The watercolour (now in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection, acc. 1956-103) was sent to London, where it was engraved onto four plates by William Henry Toms and published in June 1739. Perhaps because of the sudden death of Roberts in 1740, this version of the prospect is extremely rare.
This item is currently on reserve


FRY, Josua & JEFFERSON, Peter. [A French edition of an important map of Virginia]
Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland Dressée sur la grande carte Angloise de M.rs Josué Fry et Pierre Jefferson. Paris, Delamarche, c.1785. Original outline colour. 495 x 660mm.
Robert de Vaugondy's reduction of the important survey. In 1750 the Lords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations ordered that each of the 13 Colonies should produce an accurate survey of their lands. As Fry & Jefferson were already surveying the border between Virginia and North Carolina they were chosen for this assignment. For the first time the interior regions beyond the tidewater were mapped, as was the complete Virginia river system.
[Ref: 10445]    £1,600.00 ($2,096 • €1,798 rates)


SOULES, Henri. [A near-contemporary plan of the Battle of Yorktown]
Plan d'York en Virginie avec les attaques et les Campemens de l'Armée combinée de France et d'Amerique. Paris: Buisson, 1787. Original colour. 300 x 390mm, on blue-tinted paper. Lower left margin trimmed by binder and reinstated.
A plan of the last major battle of the American Revolution, when a joint Franco-American army forced the British army under General Cornwallis to surrender. It was published in 'Histoire des Troubles de L'Amerique Anglaise, Ecrite sur les Memoires les Plus Authentiques' by François Soules, regarded as the best French history of the war.
[Ref: 18299]    £800.00 ($1,048 • €899 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]    £2,750.00 ($3,603 • €3,091 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Eighteenth century map of the USA]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. original colour. 365 x 490mm
Sheet two from Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States produced for the 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale'. Showing parts of New England, Nova Scotia and Canada.
[Ref: 7817]    £450.00 ($590 • €506 rates)


BRUIN, Giovanni. [The Carolinas]
Carte Réduite des Côtes Orientales Del'Amérique Septentrionale Contenant partie du Nouveau Jersey, la Pen-sylvanie, le Mary-land, la Virginie, la Caroline Septentrionale, la Caroline Méridionale et la Georgie. Genova, Yves Gravier, c.1800. 575 x 855mm.
An Italian version of the Depot de la Marine chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Philadelphia to the St John's River in Florida. The western extent of the map is the Appalachian Mountains. The original map was published in 1780 specifically for the French Navy during the American War of Independence. This rare variation, engraved in Rome 1799, comes from Gravier's 'L'Atlas Maritime...'
[Ref: 7533]    £1,200.00 ($1,572 • €1,349 rates)


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 ($5,240 • €4,496 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 ($7,205 • €6,182 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 ($852 • €731 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 ($590 • €506 rates)


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