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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($2,068 • €1,856 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]    £700.00 ($905 • €812 rates)


ELLICOTT, Andrew. [The famous Ellicott 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 ($3,555 • €3,190 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]    £300.00 ($388 • €348 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 ($1,551 • €1,392 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 ($5,171 • €4,640 rates)


ELLICOTT, Andrew. [Ellicott's map of the 'Territory' of Columbia]
Territoire de Columbia. Paris: 1816. 290 x 290mm. Right margin repaired.
A detailed map of the Territory of Columbia, with the street layout of both Washington and Alexandria. An engraved line markes the '10 Mile Square', the land ceded by Maryland and Virginia to create the territory. The map is based on Andrew Ellicott's map as published in 1794. Despite the engraved date of 1815 it is one of the few maps to refer to the 'Territory', as opposed to the District created in 1801. Despite being published in Paris the map was issued in an English-language publication, David Bailie Warden's 'Chorographical and Statistical Description of the District of Columbia'. Warden (1772-1845), the Irish-born U.S. consul to Napoleonic Paris, apparently paid for a small print run. In 1819 a three-volume edition was published by Archibald Constable in Edinburgh, with a new version of this map.
[Ref: 19180]    £650.00 ($840 • €754 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 ($388 • €348 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 'Characteristic Scenery of the Hudson River', despite the New York region not being the focus of the map.
[Ref: 18766]    £650.00 ($840 • €754 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 ($7,110 • €6,380 rates)


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