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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

ELLICOTT, Andrew. [The famous Ellicott's plan for Washington DC]
Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia, ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America, and by them established as the Seat of their Government after the Year 1800. London, 1795. 420 x 540mm. Binding folds flattened.
An early copy of Andrew Ellicott's map of the planned Federal capital, engraved by John Russell after the map by John Reid published in Winterbotham's 'An Historical Geographical, Commercial and Philosophical View of the United States' in 1795. It shows the layout of the streets in both Washington and Georgetown, with 'The President's House', National Mall and Capitol.
[Ref: 17920]    £3,200.00 ($4,234 • €3,624 rates)


Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge. [19th century town plan of New York]
New York. London, SDUK, 1840. Coloured. Steel engraving. 320 x 390mm.
Detailed town plan of New York, with vignette views of Broadway and City Hall, marking the routes of the railways into the city.
[Ref: 16497]    £450.00 ($595 • €510 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 ($1,125 • €963 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 ($2,448 • €2,095 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 aerial 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 ($7,938 • €6,794 rates)


RIEGEL, Jacob. [Volunteer Fire Companies map of Philadelphia]
A Map of the City of Philadelphia Showing the Location of The Volunteer Fire Companies... Philadelphia: Insurance Company of North America; 1938. Chromolithograph. 580 x 790mm. Some minor staining.
A pictorial map of Philadelphia, celebrating the history of its Volunteer Fire Department and also the establishment of the Insurance Company of North America. Showing scenes of their early history. Includes references to the locations of Philadelphia's engine & hose houses. Vignettes of the history of the insurance company and notable events in firefighting activity of the 1790s, including the founding of hose companies, and the development of equipment, depictions of various uniform costumes, fire marks & engines used by some of the houses, border the map. Includes Notes: Sketches of model engines in the collection of The Insurance Company of North America". "This map is from an original print in the Historical Society of Pennsylvania", and Dedication: "To Thomas Mifflin Governor and Commander in Chief of the States of Pennsylvania. This plan of the city and suburb of Philadelphia is respectfully inscribed by the Edition 1794".
[Ref: 17157]    £375.00 ($496 • €425 rates)


 Cuba 

DAUMONT. [Havana View]
A View General of the City de Havana of Amerique. Vue Generalle de la Ville de Havanne en Amerique. Paris, Daumont, c.1760. Original colour. 209 x 370mm. A faint stain in title area.
A 'vue d'optique' of Havana, designed to be looked at through a zograscope, with the title in reverse above the view. The naive style of colouring is standard for these prints, but the English version of the title is unusually inept. In the foreground are a number of ships, including a galleon firing its cannon. The chain boom can be seen across the entrance of the harbour.
[Ref: 7847]    £400.00 ($529 • €453 rates)


GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
Plan of the City & Harbour of Havanna. London, 1762. 125 x 195mm.
Map and harbour chart, with soundings, of Havana, Cuba, with a seventeen point key to notable places. The plan was published towards the end of the Seven Years' War, when the British sent five warships and 4,000 men to attack Havana. In the Treaty of Paris the following year Britain swopped Cuba for Florida.
[Ref: 17218]    £220.00 ($291 • €249 rates)


HINTON, John. [Havana during the Seven Years' War]
An exact plan of the city fortifications & harbour of Havana in the island of Cuba: From an Original Drawing taken on the Spot. London: J. Hinton, 1762. 270 x 350mm.
A plan of Havana Harbour with many details, including fortifications, topography and soundings, with an inset map of Cuba is in the bottom right corner. It was published in the 'Universal Magazine', illustrating an account of the capture of Havana in 1762, an important action of the Seven Years' War (1756-63).
[Ref: 17097]    £500.00 ($662 • €566 rates)


LONDON MAGAZINE. [The Siege of Havana in 1762]
A Plan of the Late Siege of the Havana, and Moor's Castle, & their Environs. London: Edward Kimber, 1763. 115 x 190mm. Narrow margin at bottom.
A map of the successful British siege of Havana, March to August 1762, part of the Seven Years' War. However the city was returned to Spain by the Treaty of Paris that ended the war the following year. Published in the 'London Magazine'.
[Ref: 16047]    £90.00 ($119 • €102 rates)


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