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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($1,310 • €1,138 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 ($7,860 • €6,828 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 ($491 • €427 rates)


HAGSTROM COMPANY INC. [New York's Subway system in 1950]
Rapid Transit lines of the New York City Transit System Hagstrom, 1950. 440 x 240mm.
A 1950 folding leaflet system map, including route information for the three divisions. Joint IRT/BMT service to Astoria and Flushing is shown; 3rd Avenue El service in Manhattan still extends to South Ferry; the Fulton (showing thru service via Broadway and Lexington), Myrtle and Lexington Ave. Els in Brooklyn; Worth, 18th, 91st St. stations are still open on the Contract I IRT; Canarsie Trolley transfer. On the reverse is detailed Service information; rates of fare, general points of interest and a brief history of the New York City Transit System.
[Ref: 18688]    £200.00 ($262 • €228 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 ($1,022 • €888 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 ($7,860 • €6,828 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 ($2,882 • €2,504 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 ($1,277 • €1,110 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 ($1,205 • €1,047 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's large-format map of the island of California]
La Californie ou Nouvelle Caroline, Teatro de los Trabajos Apostolicos De Compa.e. Jesus en la America Sept. Dressé sur celle que le Viceroy de la Nouvelle Espagne... Paris, 1720. Original outline colour. 460 x 665mm. A very fine example with wide margin.
The largest representation of the island of California on a single-sheet map. It is an enlarged version of Fer's map of 1700, allowing the 314 names in the original key to be moved onto the map. In place of the key is a text telling the history of California up to 1695, and four vignettes. Bottom left is a cartouche, illustrated with creatures including a Spoonbill and an armadillo, which seems to be lacking extra text. Most of the detail in the Mexican interior comes from the work of Father Eusebio Francisco Kino (1645-1711), an Italian Jesuit. It is interesting that it was Kino first claimed California was joined to the mainland, as early as 1702. This is the best example we have ever seen. MCLAUGHLIN: 196.
[Ref: 16627]    £6,750.00 ($8,843 • €7,682 rates)


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