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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 ($1,926 • €1,679 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 ($1,605 • €1,399 rates)


RIEGEL, Jacob. [Volunteer Fire Companies map of Philadelphia]
A Map of the City of Philadelphia Showing the Location of The Volunteer Fire Companies... Philadelphia: Insurance Company of North America; 1938. Chromolithograph. 580 x 790mm. Some minor staining.
A pictorial map of Philadelphia, celebrating the history of its Volunteer Fire Department and also the establishment of the Insurance Company of North America. Showing scenes of their early history. Includes references to the locations of Philadelphia's engine & hose houses. Vignettes of the history of the insurance company and notable events in firefighting activity of the 1790s, including the founding of hose companies, and the development of equipment, depictions of various uniform costumes, fire marks & engines used by some of the houses, border the map. Includes Notes: Sketches of model engines in the collection of The Insurance Company of North America". "This map is from an original print in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania", and Dedication: "To Thomas Mifflin Governor and Commander in Chief of the States of Pennsylvania. This plan of the city and suburb of Philadelphia is respectfully inscribed by the Edition 1794".
[Ref: 17157]    £375.00 ($482 • €420 rates)


 Western USA 

DU VAL, Pierre. [The First State of Sanson's map of south western North America]
Le Nouveau Mexique et de la Floride: Tirées de diverses Cartes, et Relations. Paris, 1656, First Edition. Original outline colour. 315 x 545mm.
A fine example of the scarce first state of Sanson's map of the Spanish possessions in North America, with New Mexico and Florida (including Louisiana). 'French Florida' (basically Georgia) and an almost featureless Virginia appear on the right, with Canada at the top, with lakes Ontario and Erie. The title is within a fine cartouche engraved to look like a tapestry with tassels. It was this map that introduced the 'Second Sanson Model' for California as an island, with two large inlets on the north coast. It is one of the largest depictions of the island on an atlas map. BURDEN: 319, State 1 of 4.
[Ref: 18880]    £6,000.00 ($7,704 • €6,714 rates)


SANSON, Guillaume. [Small format 17th century map of California as an island]
Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c. Par N.Sanson d'Abbeville Geogr Ordin du Roy. Amsterdam c.1683. Coloured. 210 x 245mm.
A Dutch edition of the map of Western Mexico and California which introduced the influential 'Sanson model' for California as an island. The title is within a winged cartouche top right. See BURDEN 327.
[Ref: 18879]    £975.00 ($1,252 • €1,091 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [18th century French map of California as an Island]
Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... 1705. Paris, 1705. Original colour. 225 x 340mm. Old ink mss. numver in top edge of map.
An important map of California: engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', it shows the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the first European to cross from the mainland to California. However it is still depicted as an island. The mainland is shown from Mexico City to Santa Fé, with an incredible 314-point key. McLAUGHLIN: 134.
[Ref: 18883]    £920.00 ($1,181 • €1,029 rates)


KINO, Eusebio. [The beginning of the end of California as an island]
Tabula Californiae Anno 1702 Ex autoptica observatione delineata a R.P. Chino è S.I. Augsburg, 1726. 365 x 230mm.
Father Eusebio Francisco Kino's important map of California, drawn in 1702 but not published until it was included in Joseph Stöcklein's 'Allerhand So Lehr-Als Geist-Reich Brief, Schrifften und Reis-Beschreibungen, welche von denen Missionariis'. Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit, travelled to New Spain in 1682 and stayed there the rest of his life. He travelled extensively and used his knowledge of astronomy and mathematics to compile maps of the region. Although he never crossed to California by land, his observations from a high point near the Colorado River, from which he saw only land to the west, caused him to state California was a peninsula. It was nearly another half-century before this was proved.
[Ref: 16945]    £1,600.00 ($2,054 • €1,790 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [The mapping of California as an Island]
Carte de la Californie... Paris, Diderot, 1772. Coloured. 315 x 400mm.
A plate showing five versions of how California was mapped between 1604 and 1767, published for the Supplement to Diderot's 'Encyclopedie'. The five are: Pecci's peninsula of 1604; Sanson's island of 1656; De l'Isle's peninsula of 1700; Father Kino 1705; and the Jesuits 1767.
[Ref: 18926]    £450.00 ($578 • €504 rates)


 Gulf States 

BLUNT, Edmund. [American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas]
The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining.
An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.
[Ref: 11909]    £2,200.00 ($2,825 • €2,462 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA]
Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although nothing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11854]    £1,400.00 ($1,798 • €1,567 rates)


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