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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 traveled 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 ($871 • €740 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 Costal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour during the period of Civil War siege of Charleston. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11853]    £1,850.00 ($2,479 • €2,107 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 ($4,355 • €3,702 rates)


GUILD & Co., C.H. [An advertisers' map of New England]
C.H. Guild & Co.'s Newspaper Map of New England Prepared Expressly to Accompany "Advertising in New England," A Complete Handbook for 1896-7. Boston, M.A.: Guild & Co., 1896. Wood-engraving, printed in colour. Sheet 1215 x 880mm. Nicks in margins, folds reinforced in places.
A fascinating guide to the best places to advertise in New England at the end of the 19th century. The map itself is coloured according to population density and the towns are marked according to their commercial character: manufacturing, agricultural, or foreign or domestic commerce. Towns with one paper, more than one paper, and those with daily and weekly papers are numbered 1-3. Published in the last decade of the 19th century this is an unusual artefact of the early years of the American advertising industry. Guild boasted that he was able to "place advertising business in any place the world over" (Brooklyn Life, 1894).
[Ref: 15688]    £3,250.00 ($4,355 • €3,702 rates)


 Western USA 

DONCKER, Hendrik. [First state of Doncker's chart of California as an island]
Pascaart vertoonende de Zeecusten van Chile, Peru, Hispania Nova, Nova Granada, en California. Amsterdam, 1659. Original colour with later additions, with gold highlights. 435 x 540mm. A fine example.
The first state of this impressive chart of the west coast of America, which was updated the following year to show the Caribbean coast of Central America. Orientated with north to the left, it shows from a promontory called 'Aguebela de Cato' just north of California south to near Arica in Chile. However it is for its representation of California that this chart is so important, as it 'depicts California as an island on a larger scale than any earlier sea chart' (Burden). Insets show two other great cartographical mysteries: the partial outline of Tasmania, according to Tasman; and the mythical island of Yedso to the north of Japan. A third insert shows the islands around the Ladrones. See KOEMAN Don 2 for the first atlas issue, in 'De Zee Atlas Of Water-Waerelt...'
[Ref: 11230]    £2,200.00 ($2,948 • €2,506 rates)


 Gulf States 

TALLIS, John. [Map of Texas and the southwest USA]
Mexico, California and Texas. London, J. & F. Tallis, c.1850. Original outline colour. Steel engraving, printed area 260 x 330mm.
A map of the southwest, with California, Texas (still incorporating what became the state of New Mexico] and Mexico south to the Yucatan, On the map are marked the 'newly discovered GOLD Districts' in California, and the 'Great Caravan Route' across Utah. It is decorated with a foliate border attractive vignettes of gold panning, the ruins of Uxmal and Mexican peasants. From John Howard Hinton's 'History of the United States of America, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time'.
[Ref: 17730]    £290.00 ($389 • €330 rates)


FULLARTON, Archibald. [Detailed map of the south central states of the USA]
United States. North America According to Calvin Smith & Tanner. The South Central Section. Comprising Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Western Territory and Part of Missouri. London; c.1872. Steel engraving with original colour. 540 x 420 mm.
Highly detailed map of Texas, the Plains and Southern States. Fullarton's Royal Illustrated Atlas, the last highly decorative atlas published in England. Beautifully engraved and colored with a mixture of printed color and hand color. Swanston, Petermann, Bartholomew, Macnab and Johnson engraved the maps. The maps bear a superficial resemblance to Keith Johnston's Royal Atlas. Fullarton frequently gives the sources for his maps - for the United States maps he gives Calvin Smith and Tanner as sources.
[Ref: 16261]    £175.00 ($235 • €199 rates)


IMRAY, James. [A 'blue-back' sea chart of the Gulf of Mexico from New Orleans to Tampa]
Gulf of Mexico. Chart No 1. (Tampa Bay to New Orleans). Compiled from Surveys made by order of the United States Govenment. London: James Imray & Son, 1902. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, laid on blue paper with publisher's title label, edged with linen, total 890 x 1330mm. With chart-seller's ink stamps. Two small tears in top edge, some pencil markings.
A working chart of the north coasts of the Gulf of Mexico, with parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Lighthouses are marked with colour. Insets are: Passes of the Mississippi; Entrance to Mobile Bay; Pensicola; St Andrew; East Pass; & Apalachicola. The ink stamps are of 'J. Blowey, Optician and Chronometer maker, Southside Street, Plymouth'.
[Ref: 17407]    £1,700.00 ($2,278 • €1,936 rates)


 Hawaii 

CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce 18th century map of Hawaii after James Cook]
Le Isole di Sandwich Delineate sulle Osservazioni Del Cap. Cook. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 360 x 500mm. An excellent example
The Sandwich Islands, with Cook's route around the islands marked. The map features a decorative vignette, showing Cook struggling with fierce Hawaiian natives, while another prepared to stab him in the back, with Cook's ship at anchor in the background. Issued in the scarce atlas, the 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale'. Undoubtedly this is the most decorative and sought after of all Hawaiian maps and the only decorative map based upon Cook's voyage to Hawaii.
[Ref: 17968]    £6,250.00 ($8,375 • €7,119 rates)


DUMONT D'URVILLE, Jules Sébastian César. [Early map of Hawaii]
Carta delle Isole Hawaii...1834. Italian, c.1834. 210 x 320mm.
Early map of Hawaii form D'Urville's Voyage autour du monde, which is one of the earliest maps to show the name Hawaii with its English spelling and also one of the earliest maps to show the entire chain of islands. This is from a rare Italian edition.
[Ref: 17977]    £480.00 ($643 • €547 rates)


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