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  AMERICA 
 United States 

SANTINI, Paolo. [The Eastern Seaboard the Year of the Declaration of Independence]
Carte Générale du Canada, de la Louisiane, de la Floride, de la Caroline, de la Virginie, de la Nouvelle Angleterre. Venice, P. Santini, 1776. Original outline colour. 460 x 650mm.
The Eastern Seaboard of North America. The main map shows from Newfoundland south to Louisiana, with an inset showing Hudson & Baffin's Bays. The title is within an elegant rococo cartouche which fills the unknown areas north-west of the Great Lakes.
[Ref: 9364]    £650.00 ($808 • €731 rates)


SAYER, Robert & BENNETT, John. [A British military atlas for the American War of Independence]
The American Military Pocket Atlas; being An approved Collection of Correct Maps, both general and particular, of the British Colonies; Especially those which now are, or probably may be The Theatre of War: Taken principally from the actual Surveys and judicious Observations of Engineers De Brahm and Römans; Cook, Jackson, and Collet;; Maj. Holland, and Other Officers, Employed in His Majesty's Fleets and Armies. London: Sayer & Bennett, 1776. 8vo, contemporary marbled boards rebacked with calf gilt with maroon calf title label; title, pp. vi-viii (dedication letter and Advertisement + list of maps; with six folding engraved maps with original outline colour, as called for, A few small signs of wear,
A fine example of the rare 'Holster Atlas', ''calculated in its bulk to suit the pockets of Officers of all Ranks''. The atlas was created on the suggestion of Sir George Pownall, Governor of Massachusetts 1757-60, to whom it is dedicated; two of the maps are based on his work. The six maps it contains are regarded as particularly important to the mapping of the American Revolution because they represent the knowledge of the terrain the British based their strategies on. The final map is the first separately published map of Lake Champlain. The maps are: ''North America, as Divided amongst the European Powers. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A Compleat Map of the West Indies, containing the Coasts of Florida, Louisiana, New Spain, and Terra Firma: with all the Islands. By Samuel Dunn, Mathematician''; ''A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America. Which comprehends The Province of Quebec, The Government of Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New-England and New-York. From the Maps Published by the Admiralty and Board of Trade, Regulated by the Astronomic Observations of Major Holland. And Corrected from Governor Pownall’s Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Middle British Colonies, in America. Containing Virginia, Maryland, the Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With the addition of New York, and of the Greatest Part of New England, as also of the Bordering Parts of the Province of Quebec, improved from several Surveys made after the late War, and Corrected from Governor Pownall's Late Map 1776''; ''A General Map of the Southern British Colonies, in America. Comprehending North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, with the Neighbouring Indian Countries. From the Modern Surveys of Engineer de Brahm, Capt. Collet, Mouzon & Others; and from the Large Hydrographical Survey of the Coasts of East and West Florida. By B. Romans, 1776''; and ''A Survey of Lake Champlain, including Lake George, Crown Point and St. John. Surveyed by Order of His Excellency Major General S.r Jeffery Amherst, Knight of the most Hon.ble Order of the Bath, Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces in North America, (now Lord Amherst) by William Brassier, Draughtsman. 1762''. The pagination anomalies are replicated in other examples of the atlas we have examined.
[Ref: 18436]    £22,500.00 ($27,968 • €25,299 rates)


LODGE, John. [A near-contemporary view of the Battle of Bunker Hill]
View of The Attack on Bunker's Hill, with the Burning of Charles Town, June 17, 1775. Engraved for Barnard's New Complete & Authentic History of England. London: Alexander Hogg, 1783. 215 x 300mm. Narrow bottom margin, a fine impression.
A stylised view of the Battle of Bunker Hill, in which the British dislodged the besieging colonial forces from Bunker Hill and Breed's Hill, which threatened to blockade Boston Harbour. The casualties, particularly among officers, from three frontal assaults resulted in a Phyrric victory for the British. This view was engraved by John Lodge after George Henry Miller, for Edward Barnard's 'The New, Comprehensive and Complete History of England'. The first edition was published in 1781, while the American Revolutionary War was still being fought.
[Ref: 19651]    £675.00 ($839 • €759 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 ($1,429 • €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 ($8,080 • €7,309 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 ($870 • €787 rates)


ZATTA, Antonio. Il Canadá, Le Colonie Inglesi Con La Luigiana, E Florida, di nuova Projezione. Venice, 1800. Original outline colour. 320 x 420mm.
Eastern North America, with a fine title cartouche in full colour. First published in 1778, this example has the date changed to 1800, yet still the title refers to the 'English Colonies'.
[Ref: 9532]    £390.00 ($485 • €439 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 ($8,080 • €7,309 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 ($2,113 • €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 ($2,237 • €2,024 rates)


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