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 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($705 • €572 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 ($2,114 • €1,715 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 hafd 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 ($1,409 • €1,143 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 ($4,579 • €3,715 rates)

COLTON, G.W. & C.B. [A rare balloon view of New York at the end of the 19th century]
City of New York. New York: Colton, 1897. Chromolithograph. Sheet 570 x 985mm. Trimmed close to image on three sides, repair in bottom margin.
A large and detailed aerial view of Manhattan from above Jersey City, but showing from the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn and Queens on the right to Central Park and Rikers Island upper left. A rare item: at the time the Colton firm was winding down, merging with Ohman the following year, making this one of the last publications of the company. We have traced only one other example on the market, none in institutions.
[Ref: 18329]    £6,000.00 ($8,454 • €6,858 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 ($528 • €429 rates)

 The Mid-West 

ATWOOD, J.M. [Detailed map of the Mid-Western States of America]
Map of the Western States. New York: Thayer, Bridgman & Fanning, 1853. Original colour. 555 x 700mm. Minor repairs to binding folds on verso, otherwise a fine example.
Folding map showing the Great Lakes, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Kentucky, Missouri, Wisconsin, Indiana and Nebraska. Surrounded by a wide border of grape vines with corner vignettes of views of Chicago, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Detroit.
[Ref: 15591]    £780.00 ($1,099 • €892 rates)

SWANSTON, G.H. [A detailed map of the American Mid-West]
United States North America According to Calvin Smith& Tanner . . . North Central Section. Comprising Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota ... Edinburgh, A. Fullarton, c.1855. Outline colour. Lithograph, 420 x 50mm.
A highly detailed map of the American Midwest, comprising Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Indiana, Nebraska, Minnisota, and part of Missouri & Kentucky
[Ref: 16324]    £140.00 ($197 • €160 rates)

 Western USA 

SANSON, Nicolas. [First State of Sanson's quarto map of California as an island]
Audience de Guadalajara, Nouveau Mexique, Californie, &c... 1657. Paris, 1657. Original colour. 205 x 240mm. A very fine and crisp example.
A famous map of the island of California and the adjoining part of Mexico, published in Sanson's 'L'Amerique en plusiers cartes'. The title is within a winged cartouche top right. Although the map is a reduced version of Sanson's own 'Le Nouveau Mexique et la Floride' of the previous year, it was published in an atlas first. With these two maps Sanson introduced the indented northern coastline of the island, which was the predominant depiction until it rejoined the mainland. BURDEN: 327; McLAUGHLIN: 16.
[Ref: 16930]    £1,200.00 ($1,691 • €1,372 rates)

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 ($3,100 • €2,515 rates)

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