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279Antique nautical chart Africa South Coasts - Malham's Naval GazetteerDetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the Southern Coasts of Africa
Malham, John
$0.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-Southern-Coasts-of-Africa <BR> </BR> SOLD - <BR> </BR> Small antique nautical chart showing the continent of Africa south of the Equator and the island of Madagascar. From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Vol 1.<BR> </BR> This sea chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. Key noted features from this antique copperplate engraving include Madagascar, Cape of Good Hope, Isle France, Isle Bourbon, . Regional African native tribal associations or kingdoms identified include: Bake-bake, Hotentots, Bororos, Zambas, Nimeamai, Bembei, and Biri.<BR> </BR> Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).<BR> </BR> Colophon at end of Volume 1 states that the work is "From the prefs of Samuel Etheridge, No. 9 Newbury Street, Boston, 1797").
158Antique maritime photograph of New Orleans sailing ships by MugnierDetailsMugnier, George Francois1884
Lower Levee, Shipping
Mugnier, George Francois
$0.00Mugnier--George-FrancoisLower-Levee--ShippingSOLD <BR> </BR> Handsome, detailed, antique albumen cabinet card by New Orleans photographer George Francois Mugnier, taken early in his career circa 1884. Subjects are several 3-masted sailing vessels docked at a New Orleans wharf. Vessel closest to the wharf has sails partially unfurled, possibly to allow them to dry. Also, in the far background a sailor is seen climbing the rigging of another ship. <BR> </BR> The ship farthest from the wharf can be identified under magnification as the "Glen Grant". On the Canadian Heritage on-line reference library we find 5 voyages by a vessel named "Glen Grant" (official # 69115) to the U.S. Gulf Coast including a round-trip voyage from England to a single Gulf port, unnamed, departing September 1882, returning March 1883. It is possible that this photo was taken during that voyage by Mugnier. <BR> </BR> Bottom of photo reads: "Mugnier, Photographer Exchange Place N.O. La." Mugnier (1855-1936) achieved fame as a photographer with his 1885 photographs of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans. Number 538. Blank, pinkish verso.
99Antique map of New Orleans, Louisiana by BellinDetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans - SOLD
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$0.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-la-Nouvelle-Orleans---SOLD<BR></BR> This plate has been SOLD but please see another <a style="color:#0000EE" rel="nofollow" href="">hand-colored engraving of Bellin's plan.</a> <br><br/> Bellin's famous plan of the city of New Orleans, based on a manuscript map created approximately 25 years after the city was founded along high ground on the east bank of the Mississippi river. Shows the city neatly laid out with streets most residents would recognize today including Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. Number 19.<BR> </BR> Interestingly, what appears to be a defensive wall around the city is labeled "fosse' plein d'eau". Fosse' is French for "canal". Therefore, even at this relatively early point in its history New Orleans had a canal originating in the vicinity of today's Canal Street.
591Rare antique map of New Orleans in 1753, Louisiana by Jacques BellinDetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$0.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-la-Nouvelle-Orleans<BR></BR> This plate has been SOLD but please see another <a style="color:#0000EE" rel="nofollow" href="">hand-colored engraving of Bellin's plan.</a> <br><br/> J.N. Bellin's early plan of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana.
449Antique map of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana by BellinDetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1774
Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans (2)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
$0.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-la-Nouvelle-Orleans-(2)<BR></BR> This plate has been SOLD but please see another <a style="color:#0000EE" rel="nofollow" href="">hand-colored engraving of Bellin's plan.</a> <br><br/> A very desirable map and one of the few maps available from the colonial period, Nicolas Bellin's famous plan of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana is based on a manuscript map created approximately 15 years after the city was founded along high ground on the east bank of the Mississippi river. The plan depicts the city neatly laid out with streets most residents would recognize today including Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. <BR> </BR> Copies of this map are increasingly difficult to find and prices have increased substantially since Hurricane Katrina. From "Histoire Generale des Voyages ou Nouvelle Collection de Toutes Relations de Voyages par Mer et par Terre". Published by van Harrevelt and Changuion; Amsterdam. Volume 21. <BR> </BR> The plan is based on a design initially created by military engineers Adrien de Pauger and Le Blond de la Tour in 1722. That plan envisoned a street grid extending six blocks northward from the Mississippi River, a plan that was likely scaled back in 1729 as a result of the Natchez Indian massacre of settlers at Fort Rosalie near Natchez Mississippi. At that point security became paramount. This plan by Bellin is more similar to an unsigned manuscript plan of New Orleans from 1732, which showed the city extending only 4 blocks north from the river, and partially surrounded by a defensive moat. The new emphasis on security, when the population totaled less than 2000 persons, is reflected in some of the other features found in Bellin's plan: guardhouses, a powder magazine, and a single bridge controlling access across the moat to the city. Those features were absent in Pauger's plan.
964Old map of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Central America.DetailsAnonymous1800
Antique map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
$0.00AnonymousAntique-map-of-the-Gulf-of-Mexico-and-Caribbean-SeaSOLD <br></br> Antique copper-plate engraved map of the Caribbean, <b>Gulf of Mexico</b>, Central America and portions of Colombia and Venezuela. This original old map ca. 1800 shows Florida as an archipelago of islands as well as the key cities of Havana, Cuba; Saint Augustine and Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; <b>New Orleans, Louisiana</b>; and Port-Royal, Jamaica. Because the wide area encompassing the Louisiana Purchase is labeled as "Louisiana" we can date the map to prior to 1803, the date of that transaction. <br></br> After a map produced by J.B. Nolin for his "<i>Atlas Général a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education</i>". Plate 25,
1272Birdseye view of the Mississippi basin.DetailsAnonymous1866
Antique Birds Eye View of the Mississippi Basin
$0.00AnonymousAntique-Birds-Eye-View-of-the-Mississippi-BasinSOLD <br></br> Unusual post-war antique wood engraving of a birds eye view of the <b>Mississippi basin</b> with numerous rivers, roads and cities identified by name. With this image the viewer looks at the landscape from a new perspective with South at the top of page. Attractive. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: <a href="" target="_blank">INTERNET</a> ) </div> <BR/> Coverage extends from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond with dozens of cities and town noted including Austin, Texas; Key West, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Brownsville, Galveston, Montgomery, Jackson, Knoxville, Charleston, Savannah, Vicksburg, Natchez and many more. <br></br> Includes the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Arkansas River, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River, Escambia River, and the upper Gulf of Mexico. Published in 1866 by Harpers for the "Pictorial History of the Civil War" part 1.
1111Detailed antique map of the Mississippi River Delta from 1761.DetailsLondon Magazine1761
A New Map of Louisiana and the River Mississipi from the Sea to Bayagoulas
London Magazine
$0.00London-MagazineA-New-Map-of-Louisiana-and-the-River-Mississipi--from-the-Sea-to-BayagoulasSOLD<br></br>Detailed antique map of the Mississippi River Delta taken from Thomas Jefferys' larger three-part map of the vicinity of New Orleans. Captures a point in time before subsidence and the rising sea level caused the loss of many hundred thousand acres of Louisiana land to the sea. <br></br> Bayou Lafourche is named "Cheimachas River" ; in contemporaneous French documents the waterway, once a distributary stream of the Mississippi River, was called "Bayou Lafourche des Chitimachas" after the Chitimacha Indians who inhabited land near present day Donaldsonville. The map shows the course of the Mississippi from Bayagoulas near the present-day town of Bayou Goula in Iberville Parish, Louisiana to Fort la Balise, which defended the entrance and channel of the river. <br></br> Contains very intersting notations including "Forest of Holms Fit for Ship Building" ("holm" refers to evergreen oak trees- probably the southern live oak ) and "Tchaouachas where Marshall de Bellisle had his grant". The latter notation near upper Plaquemine Parish refers to François Simars de Bellisle, first an officer of the French West Indies Company who wandered south-east Texas and Louisiana as a indian captive and slave from 1719 - 1721. In 1753 de Bellisle became a member of the Superior Council of Louisiana and served as town commander of New Orleans. <br></br> An important feature of this map is the depiction of the ruins of Fort La Boulaye the First Settlement made in 1700. This fort, located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River about fifty miles from the Gulf of Mexico, was established by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville in 1700 and was abandoned about seven years later. In 1933 the remains of Fort La Boulaye were discovered near present-day Phoenix, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish.
378Plan of New Orleans, Louisiana by Thomas Jefferys.DetailsJefferys, Thomas1759
Plan of New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Jefferys, Thomas
$0.00Jefferys--ThomasPlan-of-New-Orleans-and-the-Mississippi-RiverSOLD <BR></BR> Large, early foundational map for the collector of New Orleans cartography. By English cartographer Thomas Jefferys. Stunning and quite scarce plan of New Orleans, Louisiana with insets of the mouth of the Mississippi River and also a long stretch of the river from south of Donaldsonville to the passes. The map of New Orlean's French Quarter is similar to the earlier chart by <a rel="nofollow" href = "" > Jacques Bellin</a> but contains additional details outside the French Quarter, which was largely marsh land at that time, including a road to Bayou St. John.<BR> </BR> See <a rel="nofollow" href= ""> other New Orleans items.</a> <BR> </BR> Attribution and date at bottom: "Nov 1759. Published According to Act of Parliament by T. Jefferys at Charing Cross Price 2d.<BR> </BR>
340Antique chart of the Mouth of the Mississippi RiverDetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Mouth of the Mississippi River
U.S. Geological Survey
$0.00U-S--Geological-SurveyMouth-of-the-Mississippi-RiverSOLD <BR> </BR> Small antique lithographed chart of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. The chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Lighthouses, soundings, life saving stations and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Lake Ponchartrain, Timbalier Pass, Bayou Lafourche, Pass Fourchon, Chandeleur Islads, Biloxi, and Pass Christian. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 22.
383Antique map of Mississippi Rivers and New Orleans leveesDetailsU.S. Army Engineers1893
Barataria and Lake Borgne Levee Districts 1893
U.S. Army Engineers
$0.00U-S--Army-EngineersBarataria-and-Lake-Borgne-Levee-Districts-1893SOLD <BR> </BR> Draftsman-style map of the lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Mississippi River passes. Depicts the levees constructed along the Mississippi River in the 1892-1893 season. The map names levee improvments circa 1893 in Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes with Mississippi river mileage from Cairo, Illinois shown at 5 mile intervals. New Orleans is shown as it existed in 1893 with the northern half of the city to Lake Ponchartrain yet to be developed. <BR> </BR> Key points along the river that are identified include Southwest Pass, the Jump, Tropical Bend, Devils Plate, Fort Jackson and English Turn. Lines of lattitude and longitude. Plate VII. Dated June 1, 1893. <BR> </BR>
384Antique Plan:  New Orleans French Quarter along the Mississippi RiverDetailsPilie, Joseph1828
Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans in 1818.
Pilie, Joseph
$0.00Pilie--JosephPlan-of-the-Front-Part-of-the-City-of-New-Orleans-in-1818-SOLD … but see <a href="" target="_blank">another example of Pilie's plan here. </a> <BR> </BR> Scarce steel-engraved plan depicting the Mississippi River along New Orleans' French Quarter in 1818.
1228Antique map or plan of New Orleans with canals.DetailsPoussin, Guillaume Tell1834
Antique plan of New Orleans Louisiana ca. 1834
Poussin, Guillaume Tell
$0.00Poussin--Guillaume-TellAntique-plan-of-New-Orleans-Louisiana-ca--1834SOLD <br></br> Uncommon antique map or plan of New Orleans, Louisiana comprises the left half of the sheet. By William Tell Poussin (1796 - 1876), French architect, author, engineer, and diplomat. <BR> </BR> Detailed antique map of the New Orleans area shows the existing Carondolet Canal, Bienvenue Canal, and Treme Canal. The work also shows the proposed route of a canal to be constructed from the Mississippi River to Lake Ponchartrain running through the Faubourg Marigny along what is today Elysian Fields avenue. The canal was never constructed but in the 1830s the Ponchartrain Railway was built over the same route. The dream of a canal linking the lake with the river was not realized until 1923 with the opening of the Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (INHC), or "Industrial Canal". <BR> </BR> Includes a telling longitudinal elevation profile of the proposed canal from the Mississippi river to Lake Pontchartrain. Beginning at its highest point at the Mississippi River levee, the ground elevation along Elysian Fields Avenue declines gradually becoming "Forets inondees" until it crosses the Gentilly Ridge (an old natural levee) and the elevation increases. <BR> </BR> Right portion of the sheet contains a map of the Cheasapeake and Delaware Canal with a both a profile of the canal width and the canal length. Title on this half reads: "Plan de trace, situation des Ecluses, Nivellement general et Profile du Canal." <BR> </BR> Published in: "Travaux d'ameliorations interieures projetes ou executes par le Gouvernement General des Etats-Unis d'Amerique, de 1824 a 1831"; par Guillaume-Tell Poussin … Atlas. Paris, Anselin, Libraire, pour l'art militaire, les sciences et les arts, rue Dauphine, No. 36, dans le passage Dauphine. Carilian-Goeury, Libraire, des ponts et chaussees et des mines, Quai des Augustins, No. 41. 1834. Imprimerie de Lachevardiere, rue du Colombier, No. 30.
1426Attractive map from 1860 of New Orleans, Louisiana.DetailsMitchell, Samuel Augustus1860
Antebellum Map of New Orleans, Louisiana
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
$0.00Mitchell--Samuel-AugustusAntebellum-Map-of-New-Orleans--LouisianaNOT AVAILABLE <br></br> Attractive antique map from 1860 of New Orleans, Louisiana with 11 of its 17 wards. On the West Bank of the Mississippi River three early neighborhoods are identified by their old (current) name: Algiers (Algiers Point); MacDonough (McDonogh), and Belle Ville (Whitney). Most of the boundaries of Wards 1 through 11 were drawn in 1852 when the city was reorganized into one centralized political entity. <a href="" target="_blank">Online. </a> <br></br> This neat, colorful old map clearly shows several early canals which evolved for both drainage and transport over a long period. For example the Carondelet Canal or Old Basin Canal, was a canal in New Orleans, operating for almost 135 years- from 1794 into the 1920s. The canal started at Bayou St. John, which connected with Lake Pontchartrain, and went inland to what was then the back edge of New Orleans, in the Tremé neighborhood. The two-acre turning basin at the head of the Canal inspired the naming of Basin Street in New Orleans. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in the clerks office of the District Court of the U.S. for the eartern District of Pennsylvania. Number 33. <br></br> Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates.
1390Antique Civil War era map of the Gulf Coast.DetailsLane, Walter A.1884
Antique Civil War era map of the Gulf Coast
Lane, Walter A.
$0.00Lane--Walter-A-Antique-Civil-War-era-map-of-the-Gulf-CoastSOLD <br></br> Neat decorative original antique map of the southeast Gulf Coast during the U.S. Civil War. Includes locations and features in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and the surrounding states. Shows key forts including Fort Pike, Fort Pickens, Fort Jackson, Fort St. Philip and Fort McComb. Includes numerous railroad lines, the key to rapid re-supply. Lane shows and names all the Mississippi River passes (ex. "Pass a Loutre") and fills the empty space in the Gulf of Mexico with depictions of six sailing vessels, some with obvious smoke stacks signifying the use of steam power to assist the sails. <br></br> From "The Soldier in Our Civil War" by Frank Leslie. Text and wood-cut images on verso. Dotted line shows the path of Grierson's raid, an attack by 1700 Union cavalry on Baton Rouge, Lousiana in 1863 over routes no Union soldier had traveled prior to the raid.
2539Map of Storyville red-light district in New Orleans.DetailsMiller and Jones1944
Map of New Orleans Storyville Jazz and Red-Light District
Miller and Jones
$0.00Miller-and-JonesMap-of-New-Orleans-Storyville-Jazz-and-Red-Light-DistrictSOLD<br></br> Map of Storyville jazz and red-light district in the Faubourg Treme neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana. Redrawn from an earlier map. Storyville was a 38-block area of New Orleans in which prostitution was tolerated between 1897 and 1917. The streets bounding the Storyville district were Iberville, Basin, St. Louis, and North Robertson streets. <br></br> Redrawn by Paul Edward Miller and Richard M. Jones from an earlier edition.
269Old nautical antique sea chart of Naples, Italy.DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Plan du Golfe de Naples
Ayrouard, Jacques
$0.00Ayrouard--JacquesPlan-du-Golfe-de-NaplesSOLD<br></br> Please search our site for "Ayrouard" for a similar engraving with beautiful hand-color.. <br></br> Lovely antique nautical chart by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1746) from a scarce nautical atlas: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee".
186This antique sea chart of Cadiz, Spain is soldDetailsRocque, John1762
A Plan of the City of Cadis - - - SOLD
Rocque, John
$0.00Rocque--JohnA-Plan-of-the-City-of-Cadis-------SOLDTHIS ITEM HAS BEEN SOLD <BR> </BR> Scarce and desirable antique plan of Cadiz, Spain published by Mary Anne Rocque, wife of engraver John Rocque, after her husband's death in 1762. The colorful engraved plan covers from Rota in the North to Chiclana in the South with an scroll inset of the town of Cadiz. Inset legend with descriptions of map locations. Numerous soundings and navigational hazards are identified.<BR> </BR> John Rocque, born in France, had a long career during which he engraved and published maps and plans based on surveys he personally conducted of many English estates, cities and counties. Two of Rocque's best known achievements are a 24 sheet map of London published by John Pine and John Tinney in 1746 and a posthumously published "A Set of Plans and Forts in America Reduced from Actual Surveys".
348Manuscript map of Cadiz, Spain ca. 1808.DetailsAnonymous1808
Manuscript Map of Cadiz
$0.00AnonymousManuscript-Map-of-CadizSold<BR> </BR> Antique French pen and ink manuscript map of Cadiz, Spain ca. 1808. Scale: "Une mille." Interestingly, for a map associated with a naval officer, there is little hydrographic detail or soundings as there might be in a nautical chart , but instead a great deal of topographic detail about the surrounding area. Fourteen key locations are noted by lettering and described by a legend at the left of the map. Decorative compass rose denotes north to the upper left.
46Old nautical antique sea map or nautical chart of MarseillesDetailsMichelot and Bremond1727
Plan de la Baye et Rades de Marseille LS
Michelot and Bremond
$0.00Michelot-and-BremondPlan-de-la-Baye-et-Rades-de-Marseille-LSSOLD<br></br> Antique, original copperplate portulan-style coastal chart / plan of the Bay of Marseille and nearby islands. Coverage includes coastal France from Cap Couronne to Port Estat. Marseille shown with fortifications as they existed in the early 18th century.<BR> </BR> Numerous soundings and marked anchorages on this antique nautical chart would have been useful to galley pilots and other mariners calling at Marseille. Single compass rose with radiating rhumb lines and fleur de lis indicating north. <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot's</a> chart of Marseille was often copied by others such as Kitchin well into the late 1700's.<BR> </BR> This chart is of special interest as Marseille was the chief base for the galleys (galères) of Louis XIV and XV as well as the home port for Michelot and Bremond. Also note that just seven year earlier, in 1720, the city of Marseilles had been subject to an outbreak of "la peste", bubonic plague that killed an estimated 40% of its population. The plague, spread from an arriving merchant ship was one of the last great outbreaks in Europe.
322Barque allant vent arriere engraving by Sbonski de PassebonDetailsHenri Sbonski de Passebon1690
Barque allant vent arriere
Henri Sbonski de Passebon
$0.00Henri-Sbonski-de-PassebonBarque-allant-vent-arriere* SOLD * <BR> </BR> This dynamic and striking antique engraving depicts a small sailing vessel towing the ship's boat in a stiff following breeze with an ominous fuming volcano in the background. The volcano depicted may well be Vesuvius as it was active almost continuously after 1631 with major eruptions noted in 1660, 1682, 1694, and 1698. Of all the prints in this series, this example of a bark best captures the feeling of movement and excitement as waves splash the port side of the vessel.<BR> </BR> "Barque allant vent arriere" (Bark going downwind) is one of a series of copperplate engravings created ca. 1690 by French galley Captain Henry Sbonski de Passebon. Engraved by Claude Randon, "Plan de Plusieurs Batiments de Mer et ses proportions", a collection of 17 folio-sized nautical architecture plates, was first published from Marseille where, in the late 17th century the arsenal was home port to the galley service of Louis XIV.<BR> </BR> <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/SbonskiPassebonBackground.aspx">View other Sbonski de Passebon engravings</a> <BR> </BR> De Passebon was stationed at Marseilles as a Lieutenant in the Corps des Galeres during the period that he produced the drawings from which these plates were engraved. <BR> </BR> Attribution at bottom left: "Randon delineauit et sculpsit cura D'ni de Passebon Equitis" <BR> </BR> Royal privilege at bottom right: "Marsiliae cum privilegio Regis" <BR> </BR> Seller's attribution: "Se vendent a Marseilles chez Laurent Bremond sur le port au Coin de reboul"
286Baugean nautical engraving of merchant sailing ship at anchorDetailsBaugean, Jean-Jerome1814
Navire Danois embarquant de Blocs de Marbre
Baugean, Jean-Jerome
$0.00Baugean--Jean-JeromeNavire-Danois-embarquant-de-Blocs-de-MarbreSold<BR></br> A gem! This small, highly-detailed antique copperplate engraving by the French artist Jean-Jerome Baugean published circa 1814 depicts a Danish sailing vessel at anchor loading large blocks of marble from a lighter. The mizzen sail is set, presumably to help maintain the ship's position while loading.<BR> </BR> This engraving is from a series of 72 fine antique engravings of merchant and naval vessels created and engraved by Baugean (1764-1830)- "Collection de Toutes les Especes de Batimens de Guerre et de Batimens Marchard." Baugean's engravings are notable for their accuracy and detail.
1282Antique chart of the bay near Cartagena, Colombia.DetailsTirion, Isaac1765
Scarce antique plan or chart of Cartagena, Colombia
Tirion, Isaac
$0.00Tirion--IsaacScarce-antique-plan-or-chart-of-Cartagena--ColombiaSOLD <br></br> Detailed antique harbor plan or chart of the bay and surrounding area near <b>Cartagena</b> (Carthagena) Columbia. At left of this fine map is shown the the small walled village of Carthagena. Most place names and features are in Spanish, including <b>Tierra Bomba</b>, Fort de Manzanillo, Castillo Grande, Fort de San Yago, Castillo de San Luiz, and near the village, Fort de San Felipe de Baraxas. The pass into the bay near the village of Cartagena was impassable even at that time as it is marked "Boca Cerrada". <br></br> The city, a major port, was founded in 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. Settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous people dates back to 4000 BC. During the Spanish colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. <br></br> Isaac Tirion (d. 1769) was an Amsterdam publisher. This plan of Cartagena, Colombia was published I Tirion's ' Nieuwe en beknopte handatlas' ca. 1765.
1441Uncommon antique coastal chart near Cartagena, Colombia.DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique coastal chart including Cartagena, Colombia
Popple, Henry
$0.00Popple--HenryAntique-coastal-chart-including-Cartagena--ColombiaSOLD <BR> </BR> Interesting and uncommon chart fragment of the coast of Colombia, South America in the vicinity of Cartagena (Cartagene). Other noted locations on this small antique chart include Boquilla, Boca Serada, Grand Bara (Isla Grande), Boca Chica, I. de Stesoro, Punta de Gigantes, Bay de Mattanilla. Pasacaballos is located with the notation in Spanish "Estere de Paso Cavallas". Without more knowledge of Colombian history my guess is that the location was known as place near the river's mouth to ford the river with horses. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1243Antique map of the River Thames from its mouth to the Severn River.DetailsWells and Harris1798
Scarce 18th century map of the River Thames with roads, rivers, and canals
Wells and Harris
$0.00Wells-and-HarrisScarce-18th-century-map-of-the-River-Thames-with-roads--rivers--and-canalsSOLD<BR></BR> Scarce and attractive 3 foot long antique map of the <b>River Thames</b> from its mouth to its source at the Severn River. This marvelously detailed beauty records the transportation routes near the Thames River and London at the end of the 18th century. Mail coach roads, common stage roads, rivers and canals are meticulouly recorded and may be identifed by referring to a visual index at top left. All market towns are notated with the number of miles they lie from the Royal Exchange (Ex: Salisbury 84; Chippenham 96; Colchester 51). Major canals are named and annotated with their year of construction (Ex: Basingstoke Canal 1772; Braunston Grand Junction Canal 1793). <br></br> <b>No record of a sale of this map is found in the Antique Map Price Record (AMPR)</b> nor are any examples of the map for sale or catalogued online except for ONE COPY recorded at the British Library. <br></br> Scenic cartouche at right showns a tranquil, shady scene with water gushing out of a tunnel, overflowing a spillway <br></br> Published March 10, 1798 by L.B. Wells, No 26 Leadenhall Street J. Harris Sweetings Alley Royal Exchange and at No. 54 Tottenham Court Road.
1259Antique nautical booklet showing ship's sails, rigging, and spars.DetailsNorie and Wilson1890
Sailing Vessels How to Distinguish Their Different Rigs
Norie and Wilson
$0.00Norie-and-WilsonSailing-Vessels-How-to-Distinguish-Their-Different-RigsSOLD<br></br> Small antique illustrated nautical booklet that defines and visually presents several types of 19th-century sailing vessels including: ship, barque, barquantine, brig, brigantine, schooners (top-sail, main-top-sail, fore and aft and three-masted), cutter, sloop, barge, lugger and others. At the end of the 19th century Norie and Wilson operated a nautical training adademy from 156 Minories with a focus toward training aspiring yachtsmen. This book would have likely been used by students of the academy. <br></br> With detailed plans of the standing rigging, running rigging, and square sails and driver for a merchant ship that name and relate each item to a drawing of the vessel. With additional illustrations showing the ropes, spars, and sails of both a yawl and a schooner. <br></br> Examples include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Sloop- A <b>SLOOP</b> has one mast and fore-and-aft sails like the Cutter but has a fixed standing bowsprit and jibboom, inclining upwards: her jib set upon a standing stay with hanks and carries a top-sail, sometimes a flying top-gallant sail and gaff-top-sail. </li> <li>Barque- A <b>BARQUE</b> , or Bark is a vessel with three masts square rigged at the fore and main masts like a ship, but differs from a ship in having no top at her mizzen mast and carrying only fore-and-aft sails (A spanker and gaff-top-sail) on that mast.</li> <li>Lugger- A <b>LUGGER</b> has either two or three masts with square-cut sails set fore and aft, called lug sails- some carry top-sails. These boats are called by the French Chasse-marees.</li> </ul> </div> Published from London, England by Norie and Wilson at the Navigation Warehouse and Naval Academy, 156 Minories E. The firm of Norie and Wilson operated from 156 Minories after 1878 when they moved from their previous site they and precursor firms had occupied since 1763 at 157 Leadenhall.
1013Rare trade card for Janet TaylorDetailsTaylor, Janet1850
Trade Card for Janet Taylor, early author and teacher of navigation
Taylor, Janet
$0.00Taylor--JanetTrade-Card-for-Janet-Taylor--early-author-and-teacher-of-navigationSOLD<br></br> Rare trade card ca. for Janet Taylor (née Ionn) who operated a Nautical Academy and Warehouse at 104 Minories in London "opposite the rail road" from 1835 - 1859. Taylor advertised as a "Mathematical Instrument, Chart, Map, & Bookseller". <br></br> Her academic and scientific achievements are many, particularly for a female in the mid-19th century. According to one online source, Janet Taylor was "...the only woman in the 2,200 entries in <i>The Mathematical Practitioners of Hanoverian England 1714-1840". </i> Taylor invented the Mariner's Calculator in 1834 which enabled navigators to find <div class="indenttextblock">" ‘the true Time’,’the true Altitude’, ‘the true Azimuth’, and ‘Latitude by double Latitudes and elapsed Time’". </div><a href="" target="_blank">(Internet)</a>. <br></br> She was recommend by the British Admiralty, Trinity House, the British East India Company, and was an agent for sales of Admiralty charts. Taylor authored "Epitome of Navigation and Nautical Astronomy" published through 11 editions from 1842 and 1858. (Bruck, Mary. "Women in Early British and Irish Astronomy: Stars and Satellites". pp. 52-54. Springer, 2009. <a href="" target="_blank">Internet</a>).
1046Very rare 1760 trade card for London Instrument maker Thomas RipleyDetailsRipley, Thomas1765
Very rare 1765 trade card for London instrument maker Thomas Ripley.
Ripley, Thomas
$0.00Ripley--ThomasVery-rare-1765-trade-card-for-London-instrument-maker-Thomas-Ripley-SOLD <br></br> Very scarce trade card from London-based maker of navigation instruments, <b>Thomas Ripley</b>. This trade card dates from early in Ripley's long career, ca. 1765. In 1765 Ripley operated from an establishement near the Hermitage Bridge, Wapping and was identified with a sign representing a <b>"Globe, Quadrant and Spectacles"</b>. Ripley's own words from the advertisement summarize his business interests: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Makes & sells all sort of mathematical and Optical Instruments for Sea & Land viz. Hadley & Davis's Quadrants, Azimuth Compasses and steering compasses in wood & brass, Gunters scales, sliding gunters, rules of all sort for measuring & gauging, Cases of Instruments, Plain compasses, Drawing pens, pencils, globes of various sizes, all sorts of telescopes, microscopes, spectacles & reading glasses with various other instruments not here mentioned. N.B. Navigation, books of sorts." </div> </br> Thomas Ripley, born in England about 1740, was a mathematical instrument maker. He was apprenticed to John Gilbert in the Grocers' Company on Dec. 5, 1755, and was free in the Company, April 12, 1763. Ripley married Sarah Susannah Bigg in August 1763 at Saint Botolph Bishopsgate, London. Together they had 9 children, of whom Anna Maria was the youngest. <br></br> Thomas Ripley took apprentices, including his son James Ripley, who was his partner from 1800 to 1807. Ripley's business was situated over time in several London locations: in the Baker's Building, New Broad Street (1763 & 1770); at the Globe Quadrant and Sectacles, near Hermitage Bridge below the Tower, Wapping (1765); 364 Hermitage Bridge, below the Tower (1773 & 1794 as Ripley Tho. & Son). (Ripley Family History. <a href="" target="_blank">Internet </a>.)
105319th century manuscript map of the London Docklands.DetailsH.M. Board of Customs and Excise1883
Manuscript Map of Thames Docks, Sufferance Wharves, and Uptown Warehouses
H.M. Board of Customs and Excise
$0.00H-M--Board-of-Customs-and-ExciseManuscript-Map-of-Thames-Docks--Sufferance-Wharves--and-Uptown-WarehousesSOLD <br></br> Fascinating 19th century pen and ink manuscript map of the area now referred to as the <b>London Docklands</b>, a center for redevelopment and urban renewal. Includes the location of the recently constructed <b>Canary Wharf</b> business district in the bend of the Thames River called the Isle of Dogs (once referred to as Stepney Marsh). This antique manuscript map on linen covers the late 19th century quays, sufferage wharves, docks, and uptown warehouses that existed about 1883. Coverage of the upper map along the Thames River extends from above Southwark Bridge, past London Bridge and the Tower of London, and terminates at the entrance to the Royal Albert Dock about 11 miles south of London. An inset detailed map covers the City of London and Tower Hill districts to the east end of the London Docks. <br></br> Date of the map of 1883 is an estimate based on the fact that the Royal Albert Dock, which opened in 1880, is shown while the Tower Bridge, begun in 1886, is not shown.
90Old antique maritime nautical book on hurricanesDetailsBecher, A.B.1852
The Storm Compass or Seaman's Hurricane Companion
Becher, A.B.
$0.00Becher--A-B-The-Storm-Compass-or-Seaman-s-Hurricane-CompanionSOLD<br></br> Interesting small antique booklet for the mariner explaining hurricanes with an emphasis on best practices to predict and avoid hurricanes. This hard-to-find practical guide includes log-book accounts of hurricanes as illustrative examples of the principles proposed by the author, a commander in the British Royal Navy.<BR> </BR> Inside cover includes an illustrated advertisement for Henry Whipple and Son sellers of charts and nautical works. 56 pages including tables and diagrams. Embossed blue paper boards.
232Antique map of the River Thames to London, EnglandDetailsBennet1900
Sold--- Bennet's Map and Guide to the River Thames from Oxford to Gravesend
$0.00BennetSold-------Bennet-s-Map-and-Guide-to-the-River-Thames-from-Oxford-to-GravesendSOLD<BR> </BR> Scarce lithographed color map and advertising guide of the Thames River ca 1900. Fisherman's or traveller's map to this historic English river identifying numerous bridges, piers, and roads. Presence of the Tilbury Docks (built 1886) downstream from London dates the map to no earlier than 1886.
465Ships of British Navy at Spithead near the Isle of WightDetailsAnonymous1858
The British Fleet at Spithead
$0.00AnonymousThe-British-Fleet-at-SpitheadSOLD<br></br> Very attractive woodblock engraving. Panoramic view shows warships from the British Navy under review at Spithead near the Isle of Wight at an early period in the transition from sail to steam power. Archivally matted. Dimensions with the mat are approx. 26" W x 20" H. Pages 146 and 147. From the London Illustrated News August 14, 1858.
287Book on building sailing ships or naval architectureDetailsPeake, James1851
Rudiments of Naval Architecture
Peake, James
$0.00Peake--JamesRudiments-of-Naval-ArchitectureSOLD<br></br> Rare antique book on wooden shipbuilding with dozens of in-line illustrations of construction details. Published in London in 1851 this small antique volume contains tables of scantlings and of relevant details for first-rate through sixth-rate ships of the line and for sloops. For each category of vessel: principal dimensions, number and weight of armament, weight of principal cables, description and weight of all masts and yards. 3 folding plates.<BR> </BR> Tiny booksellers label on inside cover for "W. Campbell's Book and Stationery Warehouse, 324 Argyle Street, Glasgow. 174 pages.
3595Late 19th century sliding Tide Calculator.DetailsLaurie and Whittle1794
Antique Tide Calculator for the North Sea, Bay of Biscay, and the English Channel
Laurie and Whittle
$0.00Laurie-and-WhittleAntique-Tide-Calculator-for-the-North-Sea--Bay-of-Biscay--and-the-English-ChannelSOLD <br></br> Fine antique <b>volvelle for calculating the time of tides</b> at numerous locations in the UK and on the coast of Europe. A volvelle or wheel chart is a type of calculator constructed from paper. Essentially, a very early and simple analog computer. With a rotating dial for Locations and Minutes. Outside the rotating dial, are fixed a 30 Day Circle and a 12 Hours Circle and Names of Places including Lizard Point, The Coast of Flanders, Tinmouth Bar, Flamborough Head, Calais, the River of Bordeaux, and many more. <br></br> On this scarce device the instructions read <div class="indenttextblock">"To make use, you must place the Flower-de-Luce, or Index, to the Day of the Moon's age, on the circle of days and the Arrow, at the end of the line wherein the name is written, will point to the time of the Tides Flowing or Running that day, on the circle of hours."</div> Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street. March 12, 1794.
274DetailsFisher, Susanna2001
The Makers of the Blueback Charts
Fisher, Susanna
$0.00Fisher--SusannaThe-Makers-of-the-Blueback-ChartsSOLD <br></br> Fine reference book on mapmakers from the City of London from 1750's to present.
338Antique chart of the entrances to the Thames River with LondonDetailsHeather, William1798
The River Thames
Heather, William