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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($1,128 • €994 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 ($730 • €643 rates)


DE LORENZO, J. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of North Carolina]
America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja IV. Carolina del Norte, desde El Cabo Fear hasta El Lago de Albermarle, segun los trabajos de loa Estados-Unidos ejecutados desde 1854 á 1857, y adiacionados en 1865. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.
A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Cape Fear north to Albermarle Sound. The lighthouses marked in colour. Further inland the railway from Wilmington to Goldsboro and on towards Halifax is marked.
[Ref: 11861]    £2,000.00 ($2,654 • €2,338 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 ($1,991 • €1,754 rates)


SERZ, John. [A scarce bird's-eye view of Philadelphia]
Philadelphia and Environs / und umgegend. Philadelphia: Ignatius Kohler, c.1880. Steel engraving, Printed area 405 x 555mm.
A late-19th century aerial view of Philadelphia, drawn and engraved by John Serz (c.1810-78), a German-born artist who came to New York in 1849 and moved to Philadelphia in 1851. The elaborate border contains a few names of landmarks.
[Ref: 19184]    £2,000.00 ($2,654 • €2,338 rates)


SCHREIBER, J.F. [Niagara Falls]
Der Niagarafall in Nord-Amerika Germany, 1873. Chromolithograph. 280 x 380mm.
An interesting panoramic view of Niagara Falls and river in the distance, with people in foreground standing on high cliffs.
[Ref: 15997]    £150.00 ($199 • €175 rates)


Anonymous. [A 19th century view of the harbour of Boston frozen over]
The Cunard Royal Mail Steamship Britannia (John Hewitt, Commander). As she appeared leaving her dock at East Boston February 3d. 1844 bound from Boston to Liverpool. Boston: Cunard Steamship Company, 1876. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 550 x 710mm.
The second edition of this uncommon view of Boston harbour icebound, first published in 1844, showing the people of the city standing on the ice watching the 'Britannia' escaping. In January 1844 a severe cold snap caused Boston Harbour to freeze over, a rare occurrence. According to the title the local merchants paid for a canal to be cut through ice seven miles long, allowing this paddle steamer to leave. Although the print was published to celebrate the achievement, it backfired as it showed the harbour could be put out of action, unlike New York.
[Ref: 19265]    £1,850.00 ($2,455 • €2,163 rates)


SULMAN, Thomas. [A highly-detailed prospect of Manhattan]
New York from Bergen Hill: Hoboken. London, 1876. Wood-engraving, printed area 490 x 1150mm. Laid on canvas. A particularly fine example with a dark impression.
An impressive prospect of Manhattan Island, drawn by Thomas Sulman and engraved by Robert Loudan for a supplement to the Illustrated London News, celebrating the centennial of the United States. The elevated viewpoint of Bergen Hill allows the grid street plan to be visible. On the left is Central Park, showing Olmstead's redesign as completed in 1873, three years before this prospect was published. On the right is Brooklyn, with the two towers of Brooklyn Bridge shown, seven years before it opened. On the Hudson and East rivers are illustrations of river traffic including paddle steamers. The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly news magazine, founded in 1842, using wood-engraving to produce illustrations cost-effectively. To make subscriptions more attractive the publishers regularly issued 'supplements' for subscribers only, with a larger format illustration, often city prospects such as this.
[Ref: 16077]    £5,500.00 ($7,299 • €6,430 rates)


APPLETON, J.W. [A working sea chart of the northern Eastern Seaboard]
North America. From Cape Canso to Boston and Cape Cod, Including Nova Scotia, Bay of Fundy &c. London: Charles Wilson, 1880. Touches of original colour. Four sheets conjoined and laid on blue paper, edged with linen, with publisher's title label, total 1020 x 2770mm.
A huge chart of the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Cod north to Cape Breton and Sable Island, presented in two sections. There are nine inset details include Boston Bay and Halifax Harbour, ten coastal profiles and two elevations of lighthouses. On the chart all the lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 17408]    £3,800.00 ($5,043 • €4,442 rates)


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 ($4,313 • €3,799 rates)


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