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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($504 • €426 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 ($1,049 • €886 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 ($188 • €159 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 ($1,614 • €1,363 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 ($2,959 • €2,499 rates)


MULLER, Johann Ulrich. [Uncommon miniature map, showing California as an island]
Nova Mexico. Ulm, 1692. 70 x 80mm, set in text.
Charming miniature map, with a letterpress text in German. McLAUGHLIN: 109.
[Ref: 8885]    £470.00 ($632 • €534 rates)


FER, Nicolas de. [De Fer's California as an Island, first state]
Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique... 1700. Paris, 1700. Old colour. 225 x 340mm.
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: 15139]    £1,400.00 ($1,883 • €1,590 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.
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]    £8,500.00 ($11,433 • €9,656 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. A very fine example.
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 obervations 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 ($2,152 • €1,818 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Didier. [Antique map of California]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord-Ouest separés de l'Asie par le Détroit d'Anian... Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 405mm. Lower margin extended.
Two antique maps on one sheet, the west coast of the U.S. from California to Alaska after Vaugondy, showing " Nova Albion" with an inset of an earlier attempt by Plantius & Visscher. This interesting map was engraved for Denis Diderot's famous "Encyclopedie" comprising 27 volumes.
[Ref: 8953]    £220.00 ($296 • €250 rates)


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