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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($364 • €327 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 ($788 • €709 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 ($6,665 • €6,001 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 ($545 • €491 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 ($1,575 • €1,418 rates)


HOFFMAN, Edward. [A rare prospect of Lawrence, Massachusetts]
View of the City of Lawrence Mass. Dedicated to Samuel Lawrence. Boston: A.J. Wandra, c.1854. Tinted lithograph. Sheet 680 x 975mm. Repair to bottom right margin.
A large prospect of Lawrence, an industrial settlement founded by a consortium intending to use the waters of the Merrimack River to power mills. Named after one of the founding industrialists, Abbott Lawrence (1792-1855), this view seems to have been published at the time of Lawrence's incorporation as a city in 1853. Although built with philanthropic ideals (the text counts 14 churches and 14 schools), Lawrence was still hardly a worker's paradise: in 1860, only about five years after being named in this print, the Pemberton Mill collapsed, killing 145 of its 800 workers, with 166 injured.
[Ref: 19185]    £1,600.00 ($1,939 • €1,746 rates)


BACHMANN, John. [An early bird's-eye view of New York]
Bird's Eye View of New-York & Brooklyn. New York: John Bachmann, 1856. Tinted lithograph finished with hand colour. Sheet 720 x 945mm.
A spectacular elevated prospect of New York from above Ellis Island, with Governors Island lower right. The view dates from before the building of any bridges and, on the rivers, sailing ships still outnumber paddle steamers. John Bachmann (1814-96) was born in Switzerland and worked as a lithographer in Switzerland and Paris before emigrating to America c.1847. He produced the first major series of bird's-eye views of American cities, including New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Havana as well as Boston.
[Ref: 19270]    £7,500.00 ($9,089 • €8,183 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 ($1,030 • €927 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 ($666 • €600 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 ($2,424 • €2,182 rates)


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