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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 envisioned 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 improvements 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 latitude 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".
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.
186This antique sea chart of Cadiz, Spain is soldDetailsRocque, John1762
A Plan of the City of Cadis - - - SOLD
Rocque, John