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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

TRUMBULL, John. [The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill]
The Battle At Bunkers Hill Near Boston, June 17th 1775.; Die Schlacht Von Bunkers Hill Bey Boston, Am 17 Juny 1775. [London] , c.1820, 320 x 410mm.
A view of one of the most famous battles of the American War of Independence which resulted in a Pyrrhic victory for the English. engraved by A. Kessler after the famous painting "The Death of General Warren at the Battle of Bunker Hill" by J. Trumbull . As a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, Trumbull rendered a particular service at Boston by sketching plans of the British works, and witnessed the famous Battle of Bunkers Hill. He was appointed second personal aide to General George Washington, and in June 1776 deputy adjutant-general to General Horatio Gates, but resigned from the army in 1777. In 1780 he travelled to London where he studied under Benjamin West, who suggested to him that he paint small pictures of the War of Independence and miniature portraits, of which he produced about 250 in his lifetime. In 1784 he was again in London working under West, in whose studio he painted his Battle of Bunker Hill and Death of Montgomery.
[Ref: 10572]    £650.00 ($903 • €734 rates)


MONTRESOR, John. [A mid-19th century version of Montresor's important map of New York]
A plan of the City of New-York & its Environs to Greenwich, on the North or Hudsons River, and to Crown Point, on the East or Sound River, Shewing the Several Streets, Publick Buildings, Docks, Fort and Battery, with the true Form & Course of the Commanding Grounds, with and without the Town. Survey'd in the Winter, 1775. Engraved from the original map by John Montresor, for D.T. Valentines Manual for 1855 by G. Hayward 120 Water St, NY. New York: D.T. Valentine, 1855. Coloured. Sheet 635 x 500mm. Binding folds flattened.
A plan of New York City, at the time covering only the tip of Manhattan, originally publshed c.1765. but this example copied from the second state of 1775. Underneath is a key that lists Fort George, the Battery and other military facilities, churches and meetings houses of the Quakers, the Synagogue near Broad Street, the workhouse and the 'Collegde' (Columbia). Top left is a chart of the approaches to the harbour. As one of the few early detailed maps of New York it was copied for publication in Valentine's 'Manual of the corporation of the city of New York'.
[Ref: 18327]    £800.00 ($1,111 • €903 rates)


MILLER, James. [Mid-19th century plan of New York City]
New York City Map. New York: James Miller, 1857. Colour-printed wood-engraving. Printed area 410 x 730mm. Binding folds flattened.
A detailed plan of New York City, with Jersey City, Hoboken and Brooklyn, with extensive indexes. Of interest is the design of Central Park, depicted a year before it opened and fifteen years before the landscaping was finished. It is estimated that 1,600 residents (mainly free blacks and Irish emigrants) had to be evicted in 1857, the year of this map's publication.
[Ref: 18298]    £850.00 ($1,181 • €960 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Charleston Harbour]
América Septentrional. Carolina del Sur. Plano del Puerto de Charleston levantado en 1849 á 1852 por la comision hidrografica de los Estados-Unidos. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1864. Touches of original colour. 990 x 640mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia. Small tear in the upper margin.
A Spanish edition of the US Costal Survey chart of Charleston Harbour during the period of Civil War siege of Charleston. The lighthouses are marked with colour.
[Ref: 11853]    £1,850.00 ($2,570 • €2,089 rates)


DIRECCION HIDROGRAFICA DE MADRID. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of Georgia & South Carolina]
America Septentrional. Costa Este. Hoja III. Georgia y Carolina del Sur, desde Savannah hasta Capo Fear, segun los trabajos de loa Estados Unidos ejecutados desde 1855 á 1857, con adiacionados y correcciones hasta 1860. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1868. Touches of original colour. 640 x 1000mm.
A Spanish sea chart based on American charts, showing from Savannah north to Cape Fear, with insets of Bulls Bay and Cape Island, both just north of Savannah. The lighthouses marked in colour. Inland the railways are marked.
[Ref: 11862]    £1,500.00 ($2,084 • €1,694 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 ($2,084 • €1,694 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 ($1,389 • €1,129 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 ($4,514 • €3,669 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 arial 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 ($8,334 • €6,774 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 ($1,667 • €1,355 rates)


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