Antique Nautical Charts, Maritime Maps, Nautical Prints & Ephemera


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Manuscript Survey Trace
Erving's Grant Massachusetts


Manuscript trace map ca. 1910 made by F. Deane Avery of an earlier 1788 map of Erving's Grant, Massachusetts by surveyor Joseph Metcalf of Orange, MA. April 21, 1788.

Plan... the County of Hampshire... late honorable John Erving
F. Deane Avery   1788 / 1910
Unrecorded Sales Ad
Villa Park, Washington D.C.


A rare, unrecorded sales plat map of Villa Park, Villa Park Heights, and Sherwood subdivisions in Washington, District of Columbia by Edwin R. Marden (d. 1914).

Plat of Villa Park, Washington D.C.
Edwin R. Marden   1911
Antique Chart Florida Coast
Apalachee Bay


 Scarce, very large antique nautical chart of northern Florida coast from Apalachee Bay to St. Georges Sound, Florida.

Apalachee Bay to St. Georges Sound Florida
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey   1883 / 1900
Superb Decorative 19th-century Chart
English Channel


A very decorative, visually captivating, and informative 19th-century nautical reference chart of the English Channel by Stanfford.

Reference Chart of the English Channel
Edward Stanford   1899 / 1900
Rare Spanish Harbor Chart
Cartagena, Colombia


Rare Spanish harbor chart of Cartagena, Colombia.

Plano del Puerto de Cartagena de Indias
Direccion Hidrografia   1816
Rare Woodcut Harbor Chart
Table Bay, Saldanha Bay, South Africa


 Two scarce 18th-century woodcut harbor charts for Cape Town, South Africa on a single sheet.

Table Bay and Saldanha Bay
Rene Bougard   1683 / 1785
Annie H. Brown
Wild Life Sanctuary. Mass.


An unrecorded cyanotype (blueprint) map of Plum Island from 1931 related to early conservation efforts on the Massachusetts coast.

A Map of Plum Island- Conservation
A.L. Pepin   1931
Earliest Official Map
Television Stations and Networks


The earliest official large-format map of U.S. television stations and networks from the infancy of TV advertising.

Television Map of the United States.
Bennett, Philip A.   1949
Ossabaw Island, Georgia - privately published

Rare privately published map of Ossabaw Island from 1956, Georgia by Bill Torrey Sr.

Ossabaw Island, Georgia. 1st Ed.
Bill Torrey Sr.   1956
Unrecorded Pictorial Map
Jamestown, James River


Mid 20th-century birds-eye perspective map near Jamestown, Virginia, the first permanent English settlement in North America.

Club Field Trip - Jamestown
James River Ceramics Club   1951