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  AMERICA 
 United States 

MOITHEY, Maurille Antoine. [A French edition of Jeffery's map of the British Colonies, updated for the Revolution]
Carte Nouvelle des Posséssions Angloises en Amérique fressée pour l'intelligence de la guerre. présente et divisée suivant les prétentions des Anglois. Traduite de l'Anglois d'après Tho? Gefferys, géographe de prince de Galles, revue et corrig Paris, Moithy & Crépy, 1780. Original colour. 495 x 690mm. A fine example with wide margins.
North America west to the Mississippi, with an inset map showing the routes across the Atlantic from France and Spain. Around the maps are panels of engraved text with descriptions of the various colonies. Moithey originally published this copy of Thomas Jeffery's map in 1772, but this example is dated 15th April 1780, with the title updated to refer to the American Revolutionary War. At the time the British were besieging Charleston.
[Ref: 14858]    £1,250.00 ($1,638 • €1,405 rates)


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 ($1,507 • €1,293 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 ($8,515 • €7,306 rates)


CASSINI, Giovanni Maria. [United States]
Gli Stati Uniti dell'America, Il Canada, e la Florida. Carta Generale delineata sullie ultime Osservazioni. Rome, 1798. 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: 13850]    £700.00 ($917 • €787 rates)


PHILLIPS, Richard. [One of the few maps to name the lost state of 'Franklinia']
United States in North America. London: R. Phillips, 1809. 410 x 340mm. Narrow margins on three sides, binding folds flattened.
An uncommon map of the United States, published to illustrate an English edition of the ' Travels of the Duke de la Rochefoucault Liancourt'. It is covered with details like the locations of Indian tribes, forts and former colomy boundaries, as well as marking the proposed state of 'Franklinia' and 'Morgania', the early name for Missouri.
[Ref: 16074]    £725.00 ($950 • €815 rates)


LE SAGE, A. [Map of the enlargement of the United States]
Stati-Uniti Dell'America Settentrionale dalle piú recenti mappe.. Venice, G.Tasso, 1832. Original colour. 355 x 480mm.
Italian map of the eastern United States, colouring the states and territories according to when they joined the Union. Also marked are the locations of the famous indigenous tribes and the sites of the important battles of the American Revolution and other wars. The map was published the year of the 'Convention of 1832', the first step towards independence for Texas from Mexico.
[Ref: 18308]    £300.00 ($393 • €337 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 ($8,515 • €7,306 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 ($1,834 • €1,574 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 ($2,227 • €1,911 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 ($2,358 • €2,023 rates)


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