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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

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 ($7,271 • €6,546 rates)


KLEMM, Josef. [Early 20th century bird's-eye view of Manhattan]
New-York. Ad. Lehmann's geogr. Charakterbilder. Leipzig: F. E. Wachsmutg, c.1908. Chromolithograph on two sheets, inages 615 x 820mm & 615 x 825mm, total if joined 615 x 1645mm. Margins covered with tape.
A scarce bird's-eye view of Manhattan and greater New York, by Austrian painter Josef Ferdinand Klemm (1868-1916). With the Statue of Liberty bottom right, it shows Manhattan north to Inwood Hill Park. The Singer Building (briefly the tallest building in the world) is shown but the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower is not, suggesting a date of 1908 for the painting.
[Ref: 19183]    £2,700.00 ($3,272 • €2,946 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 ($454 • €409 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 ($7,271 • €6,546 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 ($2,666 • €2,400 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 ($1,182 • €1,064 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 ($1,115 • €1,004 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 ($8,180 • €7,364 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 ($1,939 • €1,746 rates)


ROBERT DE VAUGONDY, Gilles. [A comparison of the mapping of the West Coast of America]
Carte de la Californie et des Pays Nord Ouest separés de L'Asie par le Detroit d'Anian, extraite de deux cartes publiées au commemcement du 17e Siecle. Paris, Diderot, c.1772. Coloured. 320 x 390mm.
Two representations of the East coast of North America from the beginning of the C17th. Published in the Supplement to Diderot's encyclopaedia.
[Ref: 15611]    £280.00 ($339 • €305 rates)


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