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  AMERICA 
 Eastern Seaboard 

BURGIS, William. [A very scarce view of New York]
The South Prospect of the City of New York, in North America. Engrav'd For the London Magazine, 1761. London, 1761. 175 x 520mm. Binding folds flattened, tape marks in margins.
A scarce view of New York City from Long Island, lettered wih a 22-point key. Although the original index would have been in the text, it has been copied in pencil on the reverse: 1 Fort; 2 Chapel; 3 Secretary's Office; 4 Great Dock; 5 Ruins of Whitehall; 6 Part Nuttens Island (Governors Island); 7 Part Long Island; 8 The Lower Market; 9 The Crane; 10 Great Flesh Market; 11 Dutch Church; 12 English Church; 13 City Hall; 14 Exchange; 15 French Church; 16 Upper Market; 17 The Station Ship; 18 Wharf; 19 Wharf for Building Ships; 20 Ferry House, Long Island; 21 Cattle Pen; Col. Morris's Fancy turning to Windward. The view is based on a view drawn by William Burgis, engraved by John Harris on four plates measuring a total of 6 feet, and published in London c.1720. In 1746 Thomas Bakewell issued an updated edition, and this reduced version was copied from that to accompany a written account of New York, in the London Magazine, a monthly newspaper.
[Ref: 18913]    £3,500.00 ($4,585 • €3,934 rates)


BURGIS, William. [A very scarce view of New York]
The South Prospect of the City of New York, in America. Engrav'd For the London Magazine, 1761. London, c.1761. Some faded hand colour.175 x 520mm. Binding folds flattened.
A scarce view of New York City from Long Island, lettered wih a 22-point key. Although the original index would have been in the text, it has been copied in pencil on the reverse: 1 Fort; 2 Chapel; 3 Secretary's Office; 4 Great Dock; 5 Ruins of Whitehall; 6 Part Nuttens Island (Governors Island); 7 Part Long Island; 8 The Lower Market; 9 The Crane; 10 Great Flesh Market; 11 Dutch Church; 12 English Church; 13 City Hall; 14 Exchange; 15 French Church; 16 Upper Market; 17 The Station Ship; 18 Wharf; 19 Wharf for Building Ships; 20 Ferry House, Long Island; 21 Cattle Pen; Col. Morris's Fancy turning to Windward. The view is based on a view drawn by William Burgis, engraved by John Harris on four plates measuring a total of 6 feet, and published in London c.1720. In 1746 Thomas Bakewell issued an updated edition, and this reduced version was copied from that to accompany a written account of New York, in the London Magazine, a monthly newspaper. There are two near-identical plates, both dated 1761, but the other has 'North America' in the title. This is likely the later version, but he have been unable to ascertain when it was published.
This item is currently on reserve


HEAP, George. [A scarce 18th century prospect of Philadelphia]
The East Prospect of the City of Philadelphia, in the Province of Pennsylvania. Engraved for the London Magazine. London, 1761. 180 x 515mm. Binding folds flattened.
A view of the waterfront of Philadelphia, taken from the view by George Heap in 1752, engraved after Heap's death by Nicolas Scull, on four sheets, published 1754. In the top corners are two trompe l'oeil insets 'pinned' to the main view, the State House and the Battery. The view was published in the October issue of 'The London Magazine; or, Gentleman's Monthly Intelligencer'.
[Ref: 18915]    £1,600.00 ($2,096 • €1,798 rates)


ROBERTS, Bishop. [First edition of the earliest obtainable view of Charleston]
An Exact Prospect of Charlestown, the Metropolis of the Province of South Carolina. Engrav'd for the London Magazine. London, 1762. 180 x 525mm. Binding folds flattened, tape marks in margins.
The first printed prospect of Charleston, taken from across the Cooper River by Bishop Roberts, showing the town from Granville Bastion to Craven's Bastion, with ships filling the river and fishermen casting a net on the near shore. Although there is an eight-letter key, the index appeared in the magazine's text, not present here, but the features are: A Granville Bastion; B Court House; C Council Chamber; D Meeting House; E St Philip's Church; F Custom House; G Secretary's Office; H Craven's Bastion. Little is known about Bishop Roberts: in 1735 he advertised his services in the 'South Carolina Gazette': ''this is to give notice to all Gentlemen & others, that Portrait-painting and Engraving, Heraldry and House painting are undertaken and performed expeditiously in a good manner, and at the lowest rates, by B. Roberts''. He executed the watercolour on which this engraving is based at about this time, as it shows the buildings before the catastrophic fire of 1740. The watercolour (now in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection, acc. 1956-103) was sent to London, where it was engraved onto four plates by William Henry Toms and published in June 1739. As the four-sheet version of the prospect is extremely rare, perhaps because of the sudden death of Roberts in 1740, this smaller version has become the earliest prospect available to the collector. It was engraved to accompany a written account of Charleston, which stated: ''the merchants are opulent and well bred; the people are thriving and extensive, in dress and life; so that everything conspires to make this town the politest, as it is one of the richest in America''.
[Ref: 18911]    £6,500.00 ($8,515 • €7,306 rates)


ROBERTS, Bishop. [A scarce re-engraving of the first printed view of Charleston]
An Exact Prospect of Charlestown, the Metropolis of the Province of South Carolina. Engrav'd for the London Magazine. London, 1779. Some very faint colour. 187 x 525mm. Binding folds flattened.
A close copy of the first printed prospect of Charleston, originally issued in 1762, as painted by Bishop Roberts. It shows the town from across the Cooper River, from Granville Bastion to Craven's Bastion, with ships filling the river and fishermen casting a net on the near shore. Although there is an eight-letter key, the index appeared in the magazine's text, not present here, but the features are: A Granville Bastion; B Court House; C Council Chamber; D Meeting House; E St Philip's Church; F Custom House; G Secretary's Office; H Craven's Bastion. Little is known about Bishop Roberts: in 1735 he advertised his services in the 'South Carolina Gazette': ''this is to give notice to all Gentlemen & others, that Portrait-painting and Engraving, Heraldry and House painting are undertaken and performed expeditiously in a good manner, and at the lowest rates, by B. Roberts''. He executed the watercolour on which this engraving is based at about this time, as it shows the buildings before the catastrophic fire of 1740. The watercolour (now in the Colonial Williamsburg Collection, acc. 1956-103) was sent to London, where it was engraved onto four plates by William Henry Toms and published in June 1739. Perhaps because of the sudden death of Roberts in 1740, this version of the prospect is extremely rare.
This item is currently on reserve


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]    £2,750.00 ($3,603 • €3,091 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 ($590 • €506 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 ($1,114 • €955 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 ($2,424 • €2,079 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 ($7,860 • €6,744 rates)


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