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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($4,306 • €3,660 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 unusal artifact 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 ($4,306 • €3,660 rates)


HAGSTROM, Co. [New York's Subway system in the 1940s]
New York Subways. Hagstrom, c. 1946. 240 x 440mm.
Folding leaflet map of Subway Systems and Elevated lines of the City of New York - courtesy of the New York Telephone Company. Produced for Military and Navy Personnel with adverts on the back inviting them to visit 'the Public telephone Center for the Armed Forces'.
[Ref: 17554]    £160.00 ($212 • €180 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 ($2,915 • €2,477 rates)


 Gulf States 

SANSON, Nicolas. [Sanson's map of Spanish & French territories in southern North America, showing California as an island]
Le Nouveau Mexique et La Floride: Tirees de diverses Cartes, et Relations... Paris: Sanson, 1679. Original colour. 315 x 550mm. A very fine example.
An influential French map, engraved by Jean Sommer and first published 1656, highlighting their territorial ambitions in the Gulf region. Not only does 'French Florida' fill the region between the Brtitish Province of VIrginia and Spanish Florida, but the two 'Great Lakes' shown, Ontario and Erie, are shown too far south to increase their claimed lands. On the west coast California is an island, with Sanson adopting the Luke Foxe model, with two large bays on the north coast. BURDEN: 319, state iv of iv,
This item is currently on reserve


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 ($232 • €197 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 ($2,253 • €1,914 rates)


 Canada 

MORTIER, Pieter. [Arctic America]
Carte Particuliere de L'Amerique Septentrionale ou sont Compris Le Destroit de Davids, Le Destroit de Hudson, &c. Amsterdam, c.1705. Original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 590 x 830mm. Very fine condition.
A large chart showing from the west coast of Ireland, Iceland, Greenland and the bays of Arctic America. The abundance of English placenames is a testament to their efforts to find the North West Passage, hoping to reach the East Indies without having to pass the French and Spaniards! Of interest are the pair of channels traversing the tip of Greenland, the upper one called 'Destroit de M. Vorbischer' (Strait of Martin Frobisher). These appear as a consequence of the Zeno hoax of 1558, which put the mythical island of Frisland on most maps of the period. Martin Frobisher (1535-94) sailed across the Atlantic in 1576 to look for the North West Passage: he landed on Greenland but thought it to be the non-existent Frisland shown on his charts. When he sailed on and touched land he thought he had arrived in Greenland when in fact he was at what is now Frobisher Bay on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic. Entering the bay he believed he had discovered a strait on Greenland, and even two more voyages (1577 & 1578) did nothing to make him doubt himself. Over a century later this chart was published with his mistake still included. Frobisher did not have much luck: he also mistook iron pyrite for gold-bearing ore and a narwhal corpse for a unicorn. Fortunately his career as an English privateer was more successful and his service during the Spanish Armada of 1588 earned him a knighthood. This chart was published in Mortier's issue of Jaillot's 'Atlas Nouveau', although it also appeared in Mortier's 'Neptune Francois' sea-atlas. KOEMAN: Mor 1.
[Ref: 8709]    £700.00 ($928 • €788 rates)


HARRIS, Moses. [An entomologist's map of Halifax, Nova Scotia]
A Plan of the Harbour of Chebucto and Town of Halifax. London: E. Cave, 1749. 225 x 275mm. Trimmed at bottom corners for binding as normally found.
Map of Halifax engraved by Thomas Jefferys for the Gentleman's Magazine, with many decorations including the 1624 arms of Nova Scotia; the shields of the seven Baronets of Nova Scotia; butterflies; a musk beetle and a representation of a porcupine. Although most famous as an entomologist, Moses Harris had training as a surveyor. He and his wife traveled to Nova Scotia in 1749 when Edward Cornwallis was made the first British Governor, and drew this plan after Cornwallis had picked a site for the new settlement of Halifax (named after the President of the Board of Trade, Lord Halifax). Although the beetle and the moth fit with Harris's interests, it is likely that the porcupine was added back in London, as the artist must have been working from a written description rather than life.
[Ref: 17219]    £800.00 ($1,060 • €901 rates)


 West Indies 

BORDONE, Benedetto. [Hispaniola from the First Edition of the 'Isolario']
Spagnola. Venice, 1528. Woodcut, 85 x 150mm, set in Italian text Worm holes in text and margins filled.
A map of Hispaniola from Bordone's 'Isolario', one of the earliest printed maps of any part of the Americas. Now divided between Haiti and Santo Domingo, the island was the first landfall made by Columbus and so therefore was the first to be colonised in the New World. This small map reflects this advanced state of colonisation and marks the capital, Isabella, which was situated beside the Ozama river.
[Ref: 14435]    £700.00 ($928 • €788 rates)


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