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  AMERICA 
 United States 

DELAMARCHE, Charles François. [One of the first maps to name the United States of America]
Etats-Unis de L'Amerique Septentrionale Avec Les Isles Royal, de Terre Neuve, de St. Jean, L'Acadie &c. Paris, Delamarche, 1785. Original outline colour. 500 x 650mm. A very fine example with wide margins
France had recognised the United States as early as December 1777; the treaty ending the War of Independence was only signed the year before this map was published. Bottom right is a list of the first 13 States and their capitals. wilth a list of 10 planned states: Silvania, Michigania, Chersonesus, Arsenistpia, Metropotamia, Illinoia, Saratoga, Washington, Polypotamia, and Pelisypia. MAPFORUM: Early Maps of the USA, 66.
[Ref: 16036]    £1,150.00 ($1,454 • €1,278 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [An Italian wall map of the United States of America]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America Delineati sulle ultime Osservazioni... Rome, 1797. Outline colour. Six sheets conjoined to form a wall map, total size 960 x 940mm. Excellent condition.
Cassini's uncommon six-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale', here joined together. Each sheet has a separate illustrated title cartouche, and in the bottom right corner is an inset of Newfoundland.
[Ref: 7392]    £6,500.00 ($8,216 • €7,222 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [Scarce map of the Eastern Seaboard]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America, Il Canada, e la Florida. Carta Generale delineata sullie ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. Original colour. 370 x 500mm.
Cassini's uncommon single-sheet map of the United States from his 'Nuovo atlante geografico universale', with a decorative title cartouche. Although most detail is east of the Mississippi the town of Texas is marked in Mexico.
[Ref: 15553]    £700.00 ($885 • €778 rates)


COLTON, J.H. [A two-sheet wall map of the United States]
Map of the United States of America, The British Provinces, Mexico, the West Indies and Central America, with part of New Granada and Venezuela. New York: J.H. Colton, 1853. Steel engraving with original hand colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 865 x 1075mm. A pristine example.
A brightly-coloured map of the United States surrounded by a decorative border of vines and grapes linking vignette scenes. Above the title is another vignette featuring a bald eagle in front of a port, with a locomotive and a paddle steamer. Two other insets show the North Atlantic and the trans-Panama railway. On the map Oregon Territory is still coloured in its pre-1853 entirety, prior to the creation of Washington Territory, although 'Washington' is written across the top half. Most of these large Colton maps were issued dissected and laid on linen, so to find an uncut example such as this is unusual.
[Ref: 17402]    £6,500.00 ($8,216 • €7,222 rates)


HILL, John William. [A large mid-19th century prospect of Boston]
Boston. London: Paul & Dominic Colnaghi; New York: Smith Brothers; Boston: Sowles & Wards; and Paris: François Delarue, 1857. Coloured proof steel engraving on chine collé, laid on original printed backing sheet. Total 735 x 1065mm. Some slight creasing and surface abrasion.
A large and impressive view of Boston from the harbour, illustrating the international shipping that made the port so vibrant. It was painted by John William Hill (1812-79, son of the English aquatinter John Hill, who had settled in New York in 1822), commissioned by Benjamin Franklin Smith (1830-1927). However, to spread the cost of such a large plate, it was published by a consortium of publishers in New York, Boston, London and Paris, including the Colnaghi brothers, who hired Charles Mottram to engrave the plate. Mottram (1807-76) had also engraved Hill's prospect of New York from Brooklyn in 1855.
[Ref: 18442]    £1,400.00 ($1,770 • €1,555 rates)


NOGUERA, C. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Eastern Seaboard]
Carta Esferica de las Costas Orientales de los Estados Orientales en la America Setentrional desde el Rio de San Juan hasta Nueva York. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1826-c.1863. Touches of original colour. 640 x 950mm.
A Spanish chart of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States from Long Island south to the Georgia/Florida border, with Chesapeake Bay shown in detail. Bermuda is shown bottom right. The lighthouses marked in colour.
[Ref: 11858]    £1,700.00 ($2,149 • €1,889 rates)


LLOYD, James T. [Map of the American railways at the outbreak of the Civil War]
Lloyd's American Railroad Map, Showing the Whole Seat of War. New York & London, J.T. Lloyd, c.1861. Wood-engraved folding map with original colour, dissected and laid on linen in four sections, total 990 x 1280mm, folded into marbled slipcase. Paper lightly toned, a small amount of worming, some wear.
A large map of the United States railway system east of the Mississippi, on a scale of thirty miles to an inch, with insets of the railways of Texas and Pensacola Harbour. This is an early issue, including information about the Southern railroads, removed from latter examples. Of interest is the advert for 'Fowler and Wells', the famous phrenologists in New York.
[Ref: 12385]    £1,800.00 ($2,275 • €2,000 rates)


STANFORD, Edward. [Folding wall map of the United States, in fine colour]
Stanford's Map of the United States and part of the Dominion of Canada. London, Stanford, 1874. Original colour. Dissected and laid on linen as issed, total 940 x 1540mm, with publisher's slipcase Paper lightly toned, some wear.
A large and colourful map of the United States, with the railways marked in red. An inset contains Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
[Ref: 12386]    £1,250.00 ($1,580 • €1,389 rates)


 Eastern Seaboard 

RUSCELLI, Girolamo. [One of the earliest maps of the American East Coast]
Tierra Nueva. Venice, Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1564, Italian edition. 185 x 260mm.
The Eastern Seaboard from Labrador to 'La Florida', with 'La Bremuda' for Bermuda. It shows the discoveries of Jacques Cartier's first voyage to Canada and Verrazzano's voyages around Cape Fear. Engraved by Sanuto for Ruscelli's 'La Geographi di Claudio Tolomeo'. This example is from the first state (of three), with the platemark running off the top of the sheet; the crack in the printing plate near Bermuda that occurred by the 1562 edition is not very advanced. BURDEN: 30: MANASEK: figures 4.15 to 4.18, showing differing states.
[Ref: 15810]    £1,000.00 ($1,264 • €1,111 rates)


HONDIUS, Jodocus. [A 17th century miniature map of Virginia and northern Florida]
Virginia et Florida. Amsterdam, 1610, Latin text edition. Coloured. 150 x 185mm.
When this map was first published in 1607 it was the only regional map of North America in the Mercator/Hondius 'Atlas Minor'. It is a reduced version of Hondius's own folio map, in turn derived from John White's Virginia & Jacques le Moyne's Florida as interpreted by Theodore de Bry (1591). In 1621 the printing plate was sold to a London publisher, who republished it in 'Purchas His Pilgrimies'. Later Dutch editions used new plates by Jansson. BURDEN: 155.
[Ref: 18281]    £530.00 ($670 • €589 rates)


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