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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

LEIZELT, Balthasar Frederick. [A 'vue d'optique' of Philadelphia]
Vuë de Philadelphie. Augsburg, c.1776, original colour, 315 x 420mm
An unusual and attractive 'vue d'optique' of Philadelphia taking as its actual model the Royal Naval Hospital at Greenwich, England. Philadelphia is fancifully represented as a seaport city with a naval skirmish taking place in the harbour. This type of print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, an optical viewer that gave the prints a feeling of depth. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints which were used to disseminate current affairs as well as for amusement. SNYDER, City of Independence: Views of Philadelphia Before 1800, 242.
[Ref: 10429]    £400.00 ($514 • €448 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 ($1,027 • €895 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 ($3,531 • €3,077 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 ($385 • €336 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 'Chracteristic Scenery of the Hudson River', despite the New York region not being the focus of the map.
[Ref: 18766]    £650.00 ($835 • €727 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 ($578 • €504 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 ($1,669 • €1,455 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 ($706 • €615 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 Coastal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour published during the Civil War, when Charleston was repeatedly a battleground. Among the lighthouses marked with colour is one at Fort Sumter, where the first shots of the war were fired.
[Ref: 11853]    £1,850.00 ($2,375 • €2,070 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 ($2,568 • €2,238 rates)


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