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Records: 81 to 90 of 97
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  AMERICA 
 Western USA 

HILDEBRANDT, Eduard. [An early view of San Francisco]
San Francisco. No. 12. Strasse in St. Francisco mit einem Dampf-Omnibus. Berlin: R. Wagner, 1862. Chromolithograph, 275 x 380mm, trimmed and laid on card, as originally issued, with publisher's title label on the reverse.
A view of San Francisco, looking up California Street from Montgomery Street towards Nob Hill. with the Parrott Building, St. Mary's Church and Grace Cathedral. Steam-powered trolley cars are shown moving between barrels littering the street, a decade before the introduction of the cable cars. Edward Hildebrandt was born in Danzig in 1818. From 1860 - 1862 Hildebrandt went on a world tour, which included stops in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Siam (Thailand), Macao, Hong Kong, China, The Philippines, Japan and the United States. He worked mainly in watercolour. A folio of his works from his round-the-world voyage was published as chromolithographs in 1864 in Berlin. The original watercolours from the voyage were exhibited in London in 1866 and at an exhibition at Crystal Palace in 1868, just a year before his death in Berlin.
[Ref: 18750]    £1,500.00 ($1,925 • €1,685 rates)


IMRAY, James & Son. [Blue-Back Chart of the West Coast of the USA]
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco. London, 1870, on original blue backing paper, 1290 x 1020mm. Some tears repaired.
A superb and very detailed blue back chart of the coast of California, with insets of Sta Barbara, Bodega Bay, Monterey, San Francisco Bay, South Farallon, San Diego Bay, Guaymas, Amortajada Bay, Pulpito, Ballena Bay, Mangles Road, Pichilique, Salinas Bay, Port San Blas, Tomales Bay, S. Jose Del Cabo, Mazatlan, S. Pedro Bay and Magdalena Bay. With rhumb lines and numerous soundings.
[Ref: 8360]    £950.00 ($1,219 • €1,067 rates)


SMILLIE, James David. [View of the Golden Gate strait]
Golden Gate (from Telegraph Hill.) London, Cassell, Petter & Gilpin, 1872. Steel engraving. 220 x 270mm.
A view looking down on the Golden Gate strait more than sixty years before the Golden Gate Bridge was opened in 1937. Engraved by E.F. Brandard for 'Picturesque America' by William Cullen Bryant.
[Ref: 18885]    £100.00 ($128 • €112 rates)


PALMER, Arthur. [View of the Bay Bridge]
Bay Bridge, San Francisco. c. 1940. Drypoint etching, titled and signed in pencil by the artist. 245 x 200mm. Minor wear in edges of margin.
A view of the Bay Bridge, shortly after it opened in 1936. Arthur Palmer (1913-82) was born in Chicago but moved to California where he studied with Frank T. Chamberlin at the Chouinard Art School in Los Angeles. During the 1940s he was an animator for Disney Studios. He later had a studio in San Francisco and taught at the California College of Arts and Crafts and the Palo Alto Art Club.
[Ref: 18921]    £285.00 ($366 • €320 rates)


 Gulf States 

SANTINI, Paolo. [18th Century map of the American South East]
Partie Méridionale de la Louisiane, avec la Floride, La Caroline et la Virginie. Venice, 1776. Original outline colour. 490 x 580mm.
Shows from Delaware Bay south to New Orleans, with the title in a rococo cartouche bottom right. Derived from the French map published by D'Anville.
[Ref: 9346]    £700.00 ($898 • €786 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. [Florida & the Bahamas]
Il Paese de Selvaggi Outauacesi, E Kilistine Intorno al Laco Superiore; Supplemento all Florida Orientale. Venice, c.1778. Original colour. 335 x 445mm.
One of a twelve-sheet map of the American colonies, showing the area around Lake Superior, but with an inset of the Florida Keys and the Bahamas.
[Ref: 9809]    £200.00 ($257 • €225 rates)


LUFFMAN, John. [Early 19th Century plan of St Augustine, Florida]
St Augustine. Engrav'd for Luffman's Select Plans. St Augustine, the Capital of East Florida. N America, the harbour is shallow but secure. It was ceded during Mr Pitt's administration by the English to the Spaniards. London: Luffman, 1802. 170 x 135mm. Paper lightly age-toned.
Chart of the approaches to St Augustine in Florida, published in Luffman's 'Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbours, Forts &c. in the World'. Florida had been British until the Treaties of Paris of 1783, ending the American War of Independence, gave Florida back to the Spanish. The map shows roads, Indian towns, the fort (San Marcos), inland waters and water depths.
[Ref: 13167]    £250.00 ($321 • €281 rates)


MORENO, Miguel. [Gulf Coast Sea Chart marking the "Republic of Texas"]
Carta de las Costas de la Escambia, Alabama y Bocas de Rio Misisipi, la Luisiana, Tejas, con la Provincia del Nuevo Santander en el Golfo de Mejico... Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1846. Touches of original colour. 640 x 990mm. Some restoration.
An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf Coast from San Fernando in Mexico to near what is now Panama City in Florida ('Escambia'). Of particular interest is the 'Republica de Tejas', appearing the year that it entered the Union, with Galveston and Corpus Christi named. The lighthouses are marked with original colour.
[Ref: 11865]    £5,000.00 ($6,415 • €5,615 rates)


BLUNT, Edmund. [American 'Blue-back' of Florida and the Bahamas]
The Bahama Banks and the Gulf of Florida. New York: E. & G.W.Blunt, 1848. Touches of original colour. Two sheets conjoined, total 1000 x 1250mm, backed on blue paper. Some staining.
An American 'blue back' sea-chart showing Florida south of Lake George, the Bahamas and the north coast of Cuba, with an inset of Key West.
[Ref: 11909]    £2,200.00 ($2,823 • €2,471 rates)


BRYANT, Tomas. [An uncommon Spanish sea chart of the Gulf coast of the USA]
Seno Mejicano. Hoya II. Parte Setentrional segun los trabajos mas modernos nacionales y estranjeros. Madrid: Direccion de Hidrografia, 1867. 630 x 980mm. With the blindstamp of the Direccion de Hidrografia.
A detailed Spanish chart of the Gulf coast from the Rio Bravo on the Mexico/Texas border to Apalachicola in Florida. There are five inset details: Matagorda & Galveston in Texas; the entrance to the Sabine River on the Texas-Louisiana border; Biloxi in Mississippi; and San Luis, an island just off the south end of Galveston Island. The inset of San Luis is an anomaly: it is shown completely covered in a grid pattern of streets, although northing appears to have ever been built. It is likely to be a resettlement plan caused by the upheaval of the Civil War. Lighthouses are marked in colour.
[Ref: 11854]    £1,400.00 ($1,796 • €1,572 rates)


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