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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($1,818 • €1,637 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 ($2,424 • €2,182 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 ($2,242 • €2,018 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 ($6,665 • €6,001 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 ($4,605 • €4,146 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 ($3,938 • €3,546 rates)


IMRAY, James. [Blue-back chart of the Eastern Seaboard]
East Coast of North America from New York to Florida Strait. London, James Imray & Son, 1883. Touches of original colour. Three sheets conjoined, backed with blue paper, total 2045 x 1070mm. Some surface soiling.
A large 'blue-back' of the Eastern Seaboard from Cape Canaveral in Florida north to Narraganset Bay in Rhode Island. Insets include Cape Henlopen, Entrance to the Delaware, Entrance to the Chesapeake, Charleston & Mouth of the Savannah.
[Ref: 11911]    £1,250.00 ($1,515 • €1,364 rates)


IMRAY, James. [Blue-back chart of the Eastern Seaboard]
Chart No 2. East Coast of North America from Cape Canso to Delaware Bay. London, James Imray & Son, 1883. Touches of original colour. Three sheets conjoined, backed with blue paper, total 1045 x 1890mm. Repaired tear.
A large 'blue-back' of the Eastern Seaboard from the Bay of Fundy and Nova Scotia south to Delaware Bay, with Philadelphia marked. Large insets show details of Massachusetts Bay, Portland and the Approach to New York from Seaward.
[Ref: 14168]    £500.00 ($606 • €546 rates)


LINDENKOHL, A. & H. [Detailed 19th Century chart of the coasts of Georgia and Florida]
Coast Chart No, 57. From Sapelo Island, Georgia to Amelia Island, Florida. Washington DC: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1876-86. Printed area 103 x 820mm. Some creasing at edges.
A chart on a scale of 1:80,000, showing the intricate network of rivers and estuaries on the coasts of southern Georgia with the border with Florida. It marks, Darien, St. Simon's Island, Brunswick, Jekyl Island, Cumberland Island to St. Marys and Fernandina. Originally published in 1867, this example has been updated to 1886. A pasted label warns: 'Mariners are cautioned not to follow this Chart in crossing the Bar at Fernandina Entrance, as the Channel has recently shifted to the Southward April 20th 1886'. After being drawn by the Lindenkohls, four engravers prepared the plate: one cut the outline, another on the lettering and two on the sand!
[Ref: 18291]    £1,500.00 ($1,818 • €1,637 rates)


ELDRIDGE, George. [Chart of the coast of Cape Cod and Vineyard Sound]
Eldridge's New Chart From Chatham New Harbor to West Chop Light. Founded upon a Trigonometrical Survey from 1851 to 1892 by George Eldridge, Hydrographer. Boston, Mass: S. Thaxter & Son, 1893. Lithograph in black and red, printed area 680 x 102mm, with ink stamp of chartseller Edward C. Lord. On the reverse are pasted a publisher's title label and two adverts. A few nicks to edge of the wide margins,
A chart of the south coast of Cape Cod from Falmouth to Chatham, with the eastern half of Martha's Vineyard, Chappaquiddick and Nantucket. George Eldridge (1821-1900) specialised in sea charts of New England based on the official U.S. Coastal Surveys. He business was continued by his son, George Washington Eldridge (1845-1914). The seller's stamp belongs to Edward Clifton Lord (1858-1934), ship chandler of Vineyard Haven on Martha's Vineyard, who was the official retailer of the Eldridge charts under G.W. Eldridge.
[Ref: 18290]    £1,000.00 ($1,212 • €1,091 rates)


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