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226Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous 
Helfricht's label
Anonymous
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$20.00AnonymousHelfricht-s-labelOld antique maritime nautical mapsellers label by Helfricht.
3664Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Johannes1687
Surprising Dutch Chart of the West Indies and Gulf Coast
van Keulen, Johannes
1687
LOC:
$2,900.00van-Keulen--JohannesSurprising-Dutch-Chart-of-the-West-Indies-and-Gulf-CoastVisually disconcerting and exciting Dutch nautical chart of the Gulf Coast and West Indies. This fine and very collectable sea chart is oriented with north to the right. By Johannes van Keulen. Second state.
2482Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1709
Mexico, or New Spain With Guadalajara, Guatemala, and Florida
Moll, Herman
1709
LOC:52
$500.00Moll--HermanMexico--or-New-Spain-With-Guadalajara--Guatemala--and-FloridaA map dealer's map!! I love it! <br></br> Hermans Moll's classic map of the United States, Caribbean, and Central America. Moll has divided the area into the four provinces of Mexico, Guadalajara Guatemala, and Florida. Pacific Ocean is labeled "The Great South Seas"; the Gulf of Mexico is sub-titled "the Bay of Mexico". Beginning of Chapter VII. Page 214. English text on verso. <br></br> Herman Moll (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
1297Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1717
Scarce antique map of Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean
de Fer, Nicolas
1717
LOC:53
$1,950.00de-Fer--NicolasScarce-antique-map-of-Gulf-of-Mexico-and-CaribbeanVery interesting and scarce Nicolas de Fer map (1717) of the Gulf Coast of the United States, the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. Pleasing appearance with original outline handcoloring. This 300 year-old copper-plate engraved map is full of local place names, historical notes and observations about native American tribes. For example: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Near the Mississippi River mouth- "Embouchure du Mississippi decouverte in 1685 par M. de la Salle" and a location "Pointe de Mardi Gras".</li> <li>About the fishing skills of American indians near the Georgia Sea Islands: "Isles de Mosquites Peuples plus adroit por peche de tout l' Amerique".</li> <li>De Fer locates several native American tribes including "les Natchez", "Village de Apalaches" and "Village de la Mobile". </li> <li>Locates La Salle's fort ('Fort de Francois') on Matagorda Bay, Texas ('Baye de St. Louis et de St. Bernard').</li> </ul> </div> De Fer's seminal map of the Caribbean "Le Golfe de Mexique..." is a fine adaptation of Guillaume Delisle's 1701 "Carte des environs du Missisipi". The map shows a well-formed Mississippi Delta and Gulf Coast and locates La Salle's fort ('Fort de Francois') on Matagorda Bay, Texas ('Baye de St. Louis et de St. Bernard'). <br></br> De Fer's "Le Golfe de Mexique" displays Florida correctly as a peninsula rather than as an archipelago, as first depicted by Thomas Nairne in 1711. The 300 year old map is based upon information obtained from the War of Spanish Succession and other contemporary sources. The map is considerably rarer than De L'Isle's contemporary map and more focused on the Caribbean and Gulf Coast regions.
892Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1736
Antique Chart of Port Royal Harbor, South Carolina
Moll, Herman
1736
LOC:3
$425.00Moll--HermanAntique-Chart-of-Port-Royal-Harbor--South-CarolinaThis antique chart of <b>Port Royal Sound</b>, drawn by Herman Moll before 1732, is the earliest obtainable large-scale chart focused on the Port Royal / Beaufort, South Carolina area and one of the earliest to name <b>Hilton Head</b>. With locations identified for two proposed forts guarding the main channel to "Bauford Town" (Beaufort), which was located by Moll on Parris Island ("Port Royal Island"). Other noted features include St. Helena Island, with Phillips Point and St. Michaels Head. Numerous soundings and sandbars are indicated. <br></br> Moll added this description of the area below the title block: <div class="indenttextblock">"Port Royal River lies 20 Leagues from Ashley River SW it has a bold entrance 19 or 20 foot at low-water. The Harbor is large, safe, and commodious and runs into ye best country in Carolina. Here ye air is always cleer and agreeable to Europian constitutions".</div> </br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London. This old map of Port Royal, Hilton Head, and Beaufort S.C. is from the 3rd edition of Moll's "Atlas Minor: or a New and Curious Set of Sixty-two Maps", published for Thomas and John Bowles in 1736.
1226Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique plan of the Harbor of Charleston South Carolina
Popple, Henry
1742
LOC:3
$180.00Popple--HenryAntique-plan-of-the-Harbor-of-Charleston-South-CarolinaScarce antique copper-plate engraved harbor plan of <b>Charleston</b> ( Charles Town ), South Carolina after Herman Moll. This antique map shows the defensive walls and cannon batteries that surrounded Charleston in the early 18th century. Popple identifies by name more than 20 key locations on the map. <br></br> Key features named on the map include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The Ashley River</li> <li>Marsh Island</li> <li>Cooper River</li> <li>Johnson's Fort</li> <li>Granville Battery and several other batteries</li> <li>The Half Moon</li> <li>Hog Island Creek</li> <li>Quaker's Meeting Place</li> </ul> </div> Popple's early map Includes named locations of properties and homes of some of the early settlers in the Charleston area including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Gilbertson</li> <li>Underwood</li> <li>Stobow</li> <li>Ferguson</li> <li>Vandros</li> <li>Garnets</li> <li>Johnson</li> </ul> </div> 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 publihed 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".
584Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1743
Americae Mappa Generalis
Homann Heirs
1743
LOC:52
$500.00Homann-HeirsAmericae-Mappa-GeneralisExtremely decorative mid 18th-century antique map of North and South America by Homann. <br></br> Geographic coverage on this fine old relic includes Western Europe, West Africa, and large portions of both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The territory in the U.S. Pacific Northwest was largely unexplored when the map was created and the area is shown as blank. At the time this map was printed knowledge of U.S. west coast geography had improved past the point in time when California was thought to be an island. <br></br> A highly decorative title cartouche at bottom left of this antique map features four native Americans and two erupting volcanos along with a large vessel containing coins. <br></br> Published by the firm Homann Heirs. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of German cartographer J.B. Homann to carry on the publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
760Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1744
Plan of New Orleans French Quarter German ed.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1744
LOC:3
$375.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-of-New-Orleans-French-Quarter-German-ed-German edition of J.N. Bellin's well-known plan of the city of New Orleans, based on a manuscript document created approximately 15 years after the city was founded along high ground on the east bank of the Mississippi river. This plan from New Orlean's French colonial period, shows the city neatly laid out with streets most residents would recognize today as the French Quarter. <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. <br></br> This plan was probably published in a German edition of Charlevoix's 'History and General Description of New France' which was originally published in French from Paris during 1744. (Source: Lemmon, Alfred E., John T Magill, and Jason R. Wiese. Charting Louisiana. The Historic New Orleans Collection. 2003). <br></br><hr> <a style="color:#0000EE" rel="nofollow" href= "https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Tirion--Isaac/Title/Maps-of-French-Colonial-New-Orleans-and-the-Mississippi-River/1069">View this similar, larger map by Isaac Tirion from 1769.<br><br/> <img src="http://www.rarecharts.com/ZoomifyImages/SC_1069/TN.gif"/> </a><BR> </BR><hr>
1057Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1744
Antique chart of the mouth of the Mississippi River
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1744
LOC:3
$460.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-chart-of-the-mouth-of-the-Mississippi-RiverOne of the earliest available charts to focus solely on the passes at the mouth of the Mississippi River, then considered by the French to be their overseas possession. The location covered by this chart lies roughly 75 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana which had only been founded in 1718 by the French Mississippi Company, under the leadership of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville. <br></br> This is the first and earliest of two small charts by the Depot de la Marine; the later chart appeared in Bellin's 1764 "Le Petit Atlas Maritime". This chart is characterized by numerous descriptions of the hydrography ("recif" or reef; "bancs de vase molle" or soft mudflats; and "le bare") but contains no depth soundings. The southwest pass is particularly interesting for it is labeled "Embouchure par ou les vaisseau entrant" or mouth where vessels enter. Just inside the mouth near two reefs a small ship is depicted aground ("V[aisse]au Echoué"). Further up the channel ("Chenal") is Fort de la Balise (Fr. seamark). At that spot the French constructed a 62 foot high pyramidal wooden tower (the Balise) in 1721. <br></br> This chart was undoubtedly based on observations prior to 1740 when the Balise was destroyed by a hurricance. Bellin's later 1764 chart shows no structure at that location, just a mass of debris.
571Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1745
Dominia Anglorum in America Septentrionali
Homann Heirs
1745
LOC:53
$495.00Homann-HeirsDominia-Anglorum-in-America-SeptentrionaliFour early maps of the British colonies in North America on one page made 30+ years before the Revolutionary war, ca. 1745. These antique maps are based on the work of Herman Moll, a London-based cartographer and engraver. <br></br> Coverage on this antique copperplate engraving includes Newfoundland and Saint Lawrence Bay in Canada, New York, New England, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, the Carolina and Florida Territories, Virginia, and Maryland including Chesapeake Bay. <br></br> The four inset maps are titled as follows:<br> A. Newfoundland od. Terra Nova S. Laurentii Bay die fisch-bank Acadia… New Schotland.<br> B. New Engelland, New York, New Jersey, und Pensilvania.<br> C. Virgina und Maryland<br> D. Carolina ... Florida <br></br> Text below the maps elaborates on the maps, the Iroquis indians, and provides a brief dictionary of terms translated to German. <br></br> By the heirs of J. B. Homann. Homann Heirs (also "Homannianis Heredibus" or "Homann Erben" or "Heritiers de Homann") was a company established after the death of the famous German cartographer Johann Baptist Homann to carry on the map publishing business of the firm he started in the early 1700's. The designation "Homann Heirs" appears on maps published by that successor firm from about 1730 to 1848.
3639Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1747
Scarce antique map of the Mississippi River
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1747
LOC:88
$800.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasScarce-antique-map-of-the-Mississippi-RiverBellin's fine map from 1747 focusing on the Red River and the Mississippi River. Full of interesting notes (in French) about the rivers, habitations, and native American tribes. Includes an inset of the area surrounding Fort St. Jean [Baptiste] a military post on the Red River in Natchitoches, Louisiana (founded by French Canadians in 1716). Shows the channel upstream of the fort was partially dammed by a tangle of uprooted trees. <br></br> Coverage extends southward along the Mississippi River almost as far as Baton Rouge. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime that covered the coasts and important port cities of the known world.
1323Coming Soon!DetailsVaugondy, Robert de1749
Interesting antique map of Florida and the Carolinas
Vaugondy, Robert de
1749
LOC:3
$280.00Vaugondy--Robert-deInteresting-antique-map-of-Florida-and-the-CarolinasAttractive and fascinating map of south-eastern United States with "Virginie, Caroline, Louisiane, and Floride". Named features include Pensacola, the Bahama Islands, Cape Canaveral, St. Augustine, Saint Simons Island, Tybee Island, Savannah, Charleston, Cape Fear, and the "Montagnes de Apalaches". Florida is depicted as an archipelago of islands as some sources believed at the time. Published by the family of Robert Vaugondy in 1749. <br></br> This scarce map is an authentic French copper-plate engraving printed ca. 1749 on a larger 11" x 8.5 inch sheet of old chain-laid paper.
1109Coming Soon!DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1752
Partie Superieur de la Louisiane
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
1752
LOC:10
$315.00Anville--Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon-d-Partie-Superieur-de-la-LouisianeThe east-most sheet of d'Anville's two-sheet map of the Texas, Louisiana, and Florida Gulf Coast. This sheet would have been joined to the western sheet to provide a complete map- "Carte de la Louisiane". <br></br> Coverage on this sheet extends from the Perdido River past Pensacola, Pensacola Bay ( Baye de St, Marie de Galbes ) Santa Rosa ( Sainte-Rose ) Island, St. Andrew Bay ( Baye de St. Andre ) and terminates just past Cape San Blas ( Cabo Escondido ) at the Appalachicola River. Includes part of the Alabama River ( Rio des Alibamons ) with Fort Toulouse (North of Montgomery, Alabama). <br></br> Large inset map of the Mississippi River system including the Illinois and Missouri Rivers with several french forts. Identifies locations of numerous native American Indian settlements including the Metchigamias, Caskakias, Osage, Kansez, Tapouchas, Chacchoumas, and Petits Akansas. The town of St. Louis, Missouri, not founded until 1763, is not shown but two references to the Cahokia Indians including an "Ancien Village des Caho." are identified.
1193Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Plan de la Nouvelle Orleans (3)
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753
LOC:3
$600.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-de-la-Nouvelle-Orleans-(3)Antique French plan of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana ("la Nouvelle Orleans") from the period of French colonization ca. 1753. This antique city plan of New Orleans was based on a manuscript map created approximately 25 years after the city was founded on the east bank of the Mississippi river. This neat hand-colored, copper-plate engraved map shows the city laid out with French Quarter streets most residents would recognize today including Bienville, Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. Note the spelling of Mississippi below the town with one "P" as "Fleuve Mississipi". <BR> </BR> Nineteen key points within the city are keyed to a legend on the map just below the title. These key points within early New Orleans include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Prisons</li> <li>Place d'Armes (today's Jackson Square)</li> <li> l'Eglise Paroissiale (parish church)</li> <li>Poudriere (powder magazine)</li> <li>Magasins du Roi (Royal stores)</li> <li>Nouvelle Maison du Urselines (or new home for the Ursuline nuns, an important force in early New Orleans)</li> <li>Forges du Roi (the King's forge or metalworking shop)</li> <li>Moulin a vent et a Cheval (a mill operated by the wind and horse )</li> </ul> </div> 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, Louisiana had a canal originating in the vicinity of today's Canal Street. An opening for a gate labeled "St. Jean" would have allowed access to a road leading to Bayou St. John, then an important route to points East. Plate number 19.
1415Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Antique Colonial-era Plan of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753
LOC:3
$500.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-Colonial-era-Plan-of-the-French-Quarter-in-New-Orleans--LouisianaAntique French plan of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana ("la Nouvelle Orleans") from the period of French colonization ca. 1753. This antique city plan of New Orleans by Nicolas Bellin was based on a manuscript map created by Pauger approximately 15 years after the city was founded on the east bank of the Mississippi river. <BR> </BR> Bellin's plan shows the city laid out with French Quarter streets most residents would recognize today including Bienville, Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. Note the spelling of the Mississippi River below the town with one "P" as "Fleuve Mississipi". <BR> </BR> On this old uncolored, copper-plate engraved map nineteen key points within the city are keyed to a legend on the map just below the title. These important locations within early New Orleans include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Prisons</li> <li>Place d'Armes (today's Jackson Square)</li> <li> l'Eglise Paroissiale (parish church)</li> <li>Poudriere (powder magazine)</li> <li>Magasins du Roi (Royal stores)</li> <li>Nouvelle Maison du Urselines (or new home for the Ursuline nuns, an important force in early New Orleans)</li> <li>Forges du Roi (the King's forge or metalworking shop)</li> <li>Moulin a vent et a Cheval (a mill operated by the wind and horse )</li> </ul> </div> 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, 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. Plate number 19.
3596Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1755
A Map of the British Empire In America
Popple, Henry
1755
LOC:52
$3,200.00Popple--HenryA-Map-of-the-British-Empire-In-AmericaBeautiful, original hand-colored example of the Covens and Mortier (Dutch) edition of Henry Popple's key map of North America. Made under the auspices of Britain's Lords Commisioners of Trade and Plantations. <br></br> The index sheet or key map for Henry Popple's great 20-sheet map, the most important of its time. According to R.V. Tooley "This was the best and most detailed map issued up to this date [1733]." (Tooley, R.V. Maps and Map Makers. p 114.) Published from Amsterdam in 1741 by Covens and Mortier. An important endorsement by Sir Edmund Halley (famous for the eponymous comet) in the bottom right reads in part: <div class="indenttextblock">" I have see the abovementioned map which as far as I am judge seems to have been laid down with great accuracy and to show the position of the different provinces and islands in that part of the globe more truly than any yet extant." </div> <BR/> In upper left and right hand corners of Popples key map are insets of Niagara Falls, Mexico City, Quebec and New York City. At right is a column of 18 plans of ports, harbors and islands including Boston, Cartagena, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, and Annapolis. The map is richly embellished with a title cartouche featuring Native Americans, monkeys, a crocodile and a scene of European traders. Numerous ships and sea battles are shown throughout the oceans that are hachured and arrows depict current directionality. Engraved by Johannes Condet. <br></br> Popple's personal history is poorly known. McCorkle states <div class="indenttextblock">"… he came from a family whose members had served the Board of Trade and Plantations for three generations, a connection that must have been a factor in his undertaking the map, his only known cartographic work. As Popple had no training or experience as a mapmaker he used available manuscript and printed maps as his sources ... ".</div>
3640Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1763
Scarce mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Mississippi River passes.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1763
LOC:77
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasScarce-mid-eighteenth-century-antique-map-of-the-Mississippi-River-passes-Very attractive early French maritime map shows the mouth of the "Fleuve St. Louis" or Mississippi River in Louisiana. Noted locations include Passe a la Loutre and Isle de la Fort de Balise. <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . With soundings at the key passes into the Gulf of Mexico. Lacks latitude and longitude scales. North is oriented to the top left of map. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No. 38.
3584Coming Soon!DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Piano del Porto e degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola by Masi
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
LOC:3
$650.00Masi--Tommaso-Gio-Piano-del-Porto-e-degli-Stabilimenti-di-Pensacola-by-MasiBeautifully engraved antique plan of Pensacola, Florida and the sourrounding bays and sounds created in 1763 when Pensacola was not much more than a tiny village. Coverage includes areas of present day Gulf Islands National Seashore, Gulf Breeze, Pensacola Beach, Navarre, Navarre Beach, Blackwater Bay, Escambia Bay, Santa Rosa Sound and Santa Rosa Island. <br></br> Two old forts are noted, Fort Santa Rosa, a long-destroyed log fort built by the Spanish on the western end of Santa Rosa Island near present day Fort Pickens, and Fort Santa Maria de Galres (Galves/Galve) , near present day Fort Barrancas. Other features noted that reflect Spanish/Italian place names are"Baia di Santa Maria de Galres" - Pensacola Bay; "Golfo dell Ostriche", now Escambia Bay; "Canale di Santa Rosa" or Santa Rosa Sound; "Fiume del Governatore" and "Fiume del Almirante" - the Yellow and Blackwater Rivers. Siguenca Point at the western tip of Santa Rosa Island is named after Dr. Carlos de Siguenza y Gongora, a member of a Spanish reconnaisance expedition in 1693 who was one of the first to map Pensacola Bay. <br></br> Orignally published in the Gazzetiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Contains many soundings and notations of the composition of the sea bottom, important to navigators who had to rely heavily on lead-line measurements for safe passage. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.
642Coming Soon!DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Piano della Citta e Porto di Sant Agostino
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
LOC:10
$625.00Masi--Tommaso-Gio-Piano-della-Citta-e-Porto-di-Sant-AgostinoHandsome, pre-revolutionary war (1763) Italian antique copperplate engraved plan of the old town and port of St. Augustine, Florida. Areas and features named on the plan include the Matanzas River, San Marco River, San Sebastian River, Anastasia Island, Castillo de San Marcos ( oldest fort in the U.S.) , and Fort Picolata, built by the Spaniards to protect a ferry landing. <br></br> Nicely preserved specimen of one of the earliest available plans of Saint Augustine, the oldest continuously inhabited European settlement in the United States. St. Augustine is depicted with a neatly laid out network of perpendicular streets and surrounded by a high wall with several bastions. On the North and South ends and outside of the walled city are noted "Citta Indiana" or American Indian habitations. Numerous soundings and depictions of sandbanks and other hazards surround the entrance to the port. <br></br> The landing place of General James Oglethorpe is identified at the left end of the coastline (Sbarco del Gen. Oglethorpe). The General landed at that spot with an English force in 1740 during the War of Jenkin's Ear. <br></br> Orignally published in the Gazzetiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.
858Coming Soon!DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
1764
LOC:3
$360.00Universal-MagazineAntique-engraved-elevation-view-of-Pensacola--FloridaAntique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida and the very few structures that existed 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. A legend at bottom is keyed to six locations on the view including: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the earliest available printed view of Pensacola and comes from the January 1764 issue of the Universal Magazine. After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
1358Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique mid-eighteenth century chart of the harbor of St. Augustine, Florida
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:3
$475.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-mid-eighteenth-century-chart-of-the-harbor-of-St--Augustine--FloridaFine small French navigation chart of the port and harbour of St. Augustine, Florida ca. 1764 from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime". Anastasia Island, directly offshore the harbor is titled "Isle de Matance ou St. Anastasie". Shows the entrance to the harbor encircled by shallow sand-banks with a tower ("balise") serving as a navigational aid. Other features noted by Bellin include an "Eglise des Indiens" or church for native americans; the fort- Castillo de San Marcos; a monastery; the "Riviere Diego" now the Tolomato River; and "Riviere St. Sebastien" <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No 39.
3641Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Fine mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Georgia coast.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:77
$450.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasFine-mid-eighteenth-century-antique-map-of-the-Georgia-coast-This early French maritime map shows the coast of Georgia in the United States. Coverage ranges from Saint Helena Island in the north to past St. Augustine in the south and includes the road "chemin" linking the two locations. Our copper-plate engraved map includes Augusta, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Talbot Island, Sapelo and Saint Simon's Island in Georgia; and St. Augustine, Florida. Prominently features those rivers which would have been important travel routes to the interior: St. John's River, Altahama River, Ogeechee River and the Savannah River along with many smaller waterways. <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . With latitude and longitude scales and a large decorative compass rose with rhumb lines. North is oriented to the top of map. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No. 38.
3642Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Neat French antique map of St. Augustine, Florida and harbor.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:77
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasNeat-French-antique-map-of-St--Augustine--Florida-and-harbor-Fine small French navigation chart of the port and harbour of St. Augustine, Florida ca. 1764 from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime". Anastasia Island, directly offshore the harbor is titled "Isle de Matance ou St. Anastasie". Shows the entrance to the harbor encircled by shallow sand-banks with a tower ("balise") serving as a navigational aid. Other features noted by Bellin include an "Eglise des Indiens" or church for native americans; the fort- Castillo de San Marcos; a monastery; the "Riviere Diego" now the Tolomato River; and "Riviere St. Sebastien" . <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's master work <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . North is oriented to the top. Uncolored. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The "Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde" was probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No. 39.
2521Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1765
Fine 18th century map of Lower California, Arizona and Mexico
Tirion, Isaac
1765
LOC:88
$750.00Tirion--IsaacFine-18th-century-map-of-Lower-California--Arizona-and-MexicoIsaac Tirions's map of the American Southwest reflects the recent explorations of the Jesuit Fathers and others. Named locations include Casa Grande and San Xavier de Bac in the Southwest. Along the Pacific Ocean are noted San Diego, Ensenada and Cabo San Lucas. Numerous, oversized islands are shown along both coasts of the Baja California Peninsuala. <br></br> Missions are pictorially identified throughout the map and there are two fortifications in Baja at San Jose del Cabo and Loretto. <br></br> Isaak Tirion, (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher who produced serveral atlases and Dutch town plans from the Kalverstraat, in Amsterdam. Tirion produced a total of eight atlases in multiple editions
1369Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1767
Very early view of Pensacola, Florida from 1767
Tirion, Isaac
1767
LOC:3
$260.00Tirion--IsaacVery-early-view-of-Pensacola--Florida-from-1767Antique elevation view of Pensacola, Florida on the Florida Panhandle. This attractive engraved view documents the very few structures that existed in that Gulf of Mexico port 250 years ago just after the end of Spanish rule over the city. <br></br> From the English-language edition of this view we learn the names of six objects or locations on the view: 1. The Fort. 2. The Church. 3. The Governor's House. 4. The Commandant's House. 5. A Well. 6. A Bungo. (A bungo was a type of boat or canoe used in the southern United States made of a hollowed-out tree.) <br></br> This engraving is the one of the earliest available printed view of Pensacola . German text. <br></br> After Dominic Serres (1719-1793), a French-born painter primarily of nautical or maritime subjects. Serres was assigned to the Brtitish expedition to capture Havana, led by Admiral Sir George Pocock. It is possible that Serres visited Pensacola during that cruise.
1069Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1769
Maps of French Colonial New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Tirion, Isaac
1769
LOC:10
$975.00Tirion--IsaacMaps-of-French-Colonial-New-Orleans-and-the-Mississippi-RiverScarce early plan of New Orleans, Louisiana with insets of the mouth of the Mississippi River and also a long stretch of the Mississippi river from south of Donaldsonville to the passes. Published less than 50 years after the founding of New Orleans, Tirion's map of New Orlean's French Quarter is derived from an earlier map by Jacques Bellin / Brion de la Tour but contains additional details outside the French Quarter, which was largely marsh land at that time, including a road to Bayou St. John, a key trade route to the city from the east. <br></br> The sheet with three views is based on the layout of Thomas Jefferys earlier work (1759), who borrowed the earlier works of Jacques Bellin, of France's Depot de la Marine. Text is in German. <br></br> Isaak Tirion, (1705 - 1765) was a Dutch publisher who produced serveral atlases and Dutch town plans from the Kalverstraat, in Amsterdam. Tirion produced eight atlases in multiple editions
3647Coming Soon!DetailsVaugondy, Robert de1772
Antique map on travels of Captain Cluny
Vaugondy, Robert de
1772
LOC:88
$180.00Vaugondy--Robert-deAntique-map-on-travels-of-Captain-ClunyMap by Vaugondy to illustrate the mythical voyage of Captain Cluny. In 1769 Alexander Cluny published "The American Traveller: or, Observations on the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America, in a Series of Letters... by an Old and Experienced Trader." The map, based on Cluny's supposed observations depicts North America from above the Arctic Circle, to the Gulf of Mexico, including an early exaggerated depiction of present day Alaska. <br></br> The most interesting feature is perhaps Cluny's supposed Northwest Passage extending from Repulse Bay to the mythical Arctic Cape Fowler. To the east is Greenland, Iceland, the western part of the European continent, and the northern portion of Africa. <br></br> This map is part of the 10 map series prepared by Vaugondy exploring the mapping of North American and specifically the Northwest Passage. The copper-plate engraved map was part of an early study in comparative cartography.
1049Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1774
Large antique French sea chart of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Depot de la Marine
1774
LOC:51
$1,750.00Depot-de-la-MarineLarge-antique-French-sea-chart-of-the-Caribbean-and-Gulf-of-MexicoBeautiful second edition (1774) of Bellin's important map of the Caribbean, Central America, and Gulf Coast, which is substantially revised and updated from the first edition issued by Bellin in 1749. Most notable feature on this stunning 18th century survivor is that south Florida is depicted as a mass of islands. The concept of the Florida archipelago derives from the work of Father Francois Le Maire, a missionary who arrived in Louisiana in June 1706. <br></br> In the title block the date has been partially erased from the original plate, causing some confusion that this chart might date to the 17th year of the French Revolution (1806). This is not the case. The attribution to the Duc du Paslin, the lack of R.F. in the circular Depot logo, and the depiction of Florida as an archipelago are all consistent with the Library of Congress' date for this map of 1774. (Library of Congress Map Diivision. "A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress". 1901. p. 423. Retrieved online 3/2016)
3591Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of Coast of West Florida and Louisiana
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
LOC:
$1,800.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-Coast-of-West-Florida-and-LouisianaFine antique nautical chart and an important chart for the collector of Gulf Coast history. Geographic coverage on this antique chart extends from Sabine Pass, Texas ( Cabo del Norte ) to Appalachicola Bay in the Florida Territory. <br></br> This first-edition British copper-engraved navigational chart documents the lack of of knowledge about Chandeleur Sound (1775) where a note about the waters inside those barrier islands states "Shallow water with many small islands but very little known". In the later second state (not shown) the depiction of the sound is updated with greater detail (Breton Island, Grandgosier Island) and the placename "Bay of Spiritu Santu" fills in what we now call Chandeleur Sound. Bayou Lafourche is labeled "Chetimachas River" after the Chitimacha Indians who were known to inhabit the area near Donaldsonville, La. Barataria Bay is labeled "Lake Ouachas". <br></br> A decorative flotilla graces the middle of our chart, highlighting a dashed lne from west to southeast. That dotted line, Jeffery noted was, "The Flota's Track from la Vera Cruz [Mexico] to Havanna to avoid the Trade Winds". <br></br> Very attractive decorative compass rose. <br></br> From Sayer's and Bennett's atlas titled: "The West-India Atlas: or, a compendious description of the West-Indies: illustrated with forty one correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys." <br></br> Publishers attribution reads: "London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller. No 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feb.y 1775. According to Rumsey <div class="indenttextblock"> "Sayer and Bennet acquired his [Jefferys'] materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name (as they did with the American Atlas) in 1775. ( <a href="http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2795~310044:The-coast-of-Yucatan-from-Campeche-" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div>
567Coming Soon!DetailsSayer, Robert and Bennett, John1776
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America
Sayer, Robert and Bennett, John
1776
LOC:
$1,750.00Sayer--Robert-and-Bennett--JohnA-General-Map-of-the-Northern-British-Colonies-in-AmericaScarce antique map of the British colonies in North America during the Revolutionary War. Dated August 14, 1776. Coverage includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and the provinces of what is now Canada. Notes locations of American Indian tribes. <br></br> This map has been referred to as the "Beaver map" because of a prominent beaver in the title cartouche as well as some text related to a then unexplored portion of upstate New York: <div class="indenttextblock">"This vast tract of land which is the Antient Couchcachrage one of the four beaver hunting countries of the six nations is not yet surveyed."</div> </br> At very top is a second title: "The seat of war in the Northern Colonies containing the province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvan ia, etc". <br></br> This map was originally one of six maps published by Sayer and Bennet in "The American Military Pocket Atlas; Being An Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of The British Colonies". David Rumsey notes that this is one of three maps in the atlas that were important to the mapping of the American Revolution. As Rumsey explains:<div class="indenttextblock"> "Nicknamed the 'Holster Atlas' because it was made for the use of British army officers. All maps in outline color, folded and bound into book with paper covered boards and quarter leather with "American Pocket Atlas" stamped in gilt on the spine."</div> </br> Watermarked with a shield containing a fleur de lis surmounted with a crown: at the bottom is "GR". Bottom attribution reads: London, Printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennett, Map and Seachart sellers No 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, 14th Aug. 1776.,
734Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1778
Antique Chart of Narragansett Bay with Newport Rhode Island
Le Rouge, George
1778
LOC:53
$3,500.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeAntique-Chart-of-Narragansett-Bay-with-Newport-Rhode-IslandScarce original antique sea chart of Narragansett ( Narraganset ) Bay, parts of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Geographic features include Mount Hope Bay, Bristol Bay, Providence River, and Taunton River. Named towns include Swansea and Dighton, Massachusetts; Bristol, Providence, Warren, Barrington, and East Greenwich, Rhode Island. Fall River, Mass. is not named, but in its place are shown two dwellings atop a hill by the side of the "Fals River ou Riviere des Sauts". <br></br> Published by George Le Rouge in Volume 1 of his rare sea-atlas "Pilote Americain Septentrional " (below) from Paris, France in 1778. Large inset plan of Newport, Rhode Island at top center with street and structures shown in great detail and with many key landmarks about Newport described by a legend. <br></br> This scarce chart is derived from J.F.W. des Barres’ 1776 chart which was based on surveys made by Charles Blaskowitz on behalf of the British Board of Trade in the early 1770s. Le Rouge's sea-atlas was intended for use by British Navy navigators at sea and few copies have survived that harsh environment. <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_734/PiloteAmericain_400x300.jpg" align="left" style="PADDING-RIGHT: 8px; PADDING-Top: 15px" alt="Title page: Pilote Americain Septentrional." title="Title page for le Rouge's atlas: Pilote Americain Septentrional. Source: www.europeana.eu" width="160">
748Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1778
1778 Chesapeake Bay Sea Chart after Anthony Smith
Depot de la Marine
1778
LOC:53
$4,900.00Depot-de-la-Marine1778-Chesapeake-Bay-Sea-Chart-after-Anthony-SmithLarge antique nautical chart from the Revolutionary War period of Chesapeake Bay and associated waterways in Maryland and Virginia. The first state of two in the French edition of Anthony Smith's influential and detailed chart of the Chesapeake Bay, Delmarva Peninsula, and surrounding waterways. Coverage includes the towns of Baltimore, Annapolis, Alexandria, Colcester, and James Town. Noted waterways include the Choptank River, Rappahanock River, Pokomoke ( "Pokomack" ) River, Potomac ( "Pawtomack" ) River, and Patapsco River. <br></br> Published by the French Depot de la Marine under the auspices of Antoine de Sartine during a period in which he served King Louis XVI as Secretary of the Navy. Text and notes are in French- for example below the town of Norfolk, Virginia is the note <b>"brule en 1776" </b>. That refers to the bombardment of Norfolk with red-hot shot by British naval forces, led by Lord Dunmore. Due to the shelling, British landing parties, and local Britsh patriot forces, Norfolk was totally destroyed between January 1 - 3, 1776. <br></br> This first state is differentiated from the second state by the lack of added scrollwork around many of the text blocks and much less stippling of the land masses than in the second state. These decorative flourishes could have easily been added at a later date. <br></br> This chart was likely offered for sale individually but was also available as one of 13 full sheets and 5 half sheets published by the Depot de la Marine in the atlas "Neptune Americo-Septentrional contenant les côtes, les et bancs, iles baies, ports, et mouillages, et les sondes des mers de cette-partie du monde, depuis le Groenland inclusivement, jusques et compris le golfe du Mexique." Contains an inset plan of Herring Bay Maryland.
1167Coming Soon!DetailsLe Rouge, George1778
Scarce early nautical chart of Tampa Bay, Florida
Le Rouge, George
1778
LOC:
$1,100.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeScarce-early-nautical-chart-of-Tampa-Bay--FloridaFine and very scarce copper-plate engraved harbor chart of the"Baye du Spiritu Santo" comprised of "Bay de Tampa" and the "Baye de Hilsborough", by George le Rouge, from Paris. Coverage on this fine historic French nautical artifact covers areas in Florida that are today's <b>St. Petersburg, Tampa, Brandon, Bradenton and Sarasota</b>. North is oriented toward the left of the page. <br></br> Le Rouge noted only a few key features including: two references to "Eau douce" (Trans. 'sweet water'); a location noted as "Black Rocks"; "Egmont Island"; and "Long Island" (today's Longboat Key). <br></br> From Pilote américain septentrional by <b>George le Rouge</b>, this is one of the <b>earliest available large-scale nautical charts of Tampa Bay</b> with the entrance to the the Gulf of Mexico. Rouge's Pilote americain septentrionale drew heavily upon the work of William Faden and Thomas Jefferys.The maps were modified with French nomenclature but their British origin explains why some place names are in English. Latitude is noted but no metrics exist for longitude. Distance scale is in English miles. Manuscript number "27" in upper right.
1379Coming Soon!DetailsVaugondy, Robert de1778
Fine Antique Speculative Map of North America
Vaugondy, Robert de
1778
LOC:10
$350.00Vaugondy--Robert-deFine-Antique-Speculative-Map-of-North-AmericaA good example of Robert de Vaugondy's 1778 map of North America's English Possessions incorporating his speculative geography of the American northwest. The map covers from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Mexico and from the Atlantic Ocean to Texas, then "Nouveau Mexique". <br></br> This map's most interesting features are in the large inset in the upper left quadrant illustrating Vaugondy's speculative geography of the American Northwest. The map features the Sea of the West (Mer de L'Ouest), the discoveries of Admiral de Fonte, the discoveries of Bernarda, the Strait of Anian, and the mythical kingdoms of Quivira and Teguaio. <br></br> There is no reliable evidence to authenticate either the existence of Admiral de Fonte himself or of the voyage. The account of de Fonte's voyage, first published in 1708, took the form of a letter by de Fonte in which he described himself as “then Admiral of New Spain and Peru, and now Prince of Chili.” The story is now attributed to the editor of the London Magazine. <br></br> Perhaps Vaugondy was attempting a bit of "fake news" and trying to muddy the waters over the English claims to North American territory by including these speculative geographic features into the map. <br></br> From Vaugondy's "Nouvel atlas portatif ". Engraved by Dussy.
568Coming Soon!DetailsPonce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.1784
Époques de l'établissement des Européens dans les États Unis
Ponce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.
1784
LOC:3
$375.00Ponce--Nicolas--and-Godefroy--Francois-Époques-de-l-établissement-des-Européens-dans-les-États-UnisOne of the earliest available United States post-Revolutionary War population thematic maps, ca. 1784. Tabulates the population of the U.S. by state/territory. <br></br> Shaded geographic areas on this original antique map show the Northeast United States and the extent of the original territories of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina west to the Mississippi River. The shaded areas are tied back to a population table at left that shows the population for each territory. States and territories at the time of publication totaled a meager 3,119,676 persons, just 1% of the total population in 2013. This tabulation pre-dates the first official census that was conducted in 1790. In that earliest census the population was estimated at 3.92 million.<br></br> At right the major ports for each state are identified and at bottom the authors provide a brief history for each state. All area west of the Mississippi River is labeled "Louisiane".<br></br> French map published in Paris c. 1784. Source: "Collection d'estampes représentant les évenemens de la guerre, pour la liberté de l'Amérique Septentionale".
2563Coming Soon!DetailsVaugondy, Robert de1795
Canada. Louisiane. Etats-Unis.
Vaugondy, Robert de
1795
LOC:88
$360.00Vaugondy--Robert-deCanada--Louisiane--Etats-Unis-Uncommon third edition (Delamarche) of Vaugondy's map with changed title cartouche and "corrigés par le Cen.Lamarche son successeur" added to title. <br></br> Several changes are notable for this later edition as compared to Vaugondy's 1778 issue. For Florida,new locations are recorded at Saint Augustine and Cape Canaveral. Two maps on one sheet- east and west coasts. <br></br> The map of the western part of North America is most notable for it's depiction of Mer de L'Quest or Sea of the West. A great sea, easily the size of the Mediterranean, to flow from the then-known Strait of Juan de Fuca. Shows an opening to the ocean from this great sea at roughly in North California or Oregon and Quivira somewhere in Idaho. <br></br> Martha's Vineyard is named as "Martins Viniard". Many Indian Tribes and French Forts located in the Old Northwest and west of the Mississippi. Florida is depicted as an Archipelago. <br></br> Dated to 1795, the 3rd year of the French Republic.
3587Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Beautiful Antique Chart of Monterey Bay and Carmel Bay, California
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
LOC:88
$950.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupBeautiful-Antique-Chart-of-Monterey-Bay-and-Carmel-Bay--CaliforniaFirst French edition of this original antique early plan of Monterey Bay, Carmel, and Carmel Bay in California. This map is the earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel region. <br></br> Because this chart is the only one of Perouse's charts based on his own exploration some dealers consider this map to be a foundational map for all collectors of 18th century California cartography. <br></br> The fine hand-colored chart shows the very small town of Carmel with the Mission de St. Charles, and the Presidio at a distance. The map makes it possible to understand how the development of local transportation routes was impacted by the area's geography. Locates an anchorage (mouillage"), Pointe du Nouvel-an (New Year Point near Santa Cruz) and the Montagnes de St. Lucie. Rhumb lines in the bay with north oriented to the left. A scarce map of the area. <br></br> As a French explorer and naval officer la Perouse (1741-1788?) was tasked by King Louis XVI of France with completing the Pacific exploration begun by British Captain James Cook. Aboard the ships Astrolabe and Boussole, la Perouse and his crew mapped the west coast of North America and Alaska in 1786 and visited Easter Island and the Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ). After reaching Australia's Botany Bay in 1788 his ships were lost at sea while searching for the Solomon Islands. <br></br> This map is from the French edition of the "Atlas du voyage de La Perouse". L. Aubert scripsit. Plate 34.
3616Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel, California region.
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
LOC:10
$550.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupEarliest-obtainable-map-of-the-Monterey-and-Carmel--California-region-First French edition of this original antique early plan of Monterey Bay, Carmel, and Carmel Bay in California. Not colored. Because this chart is the only one of Perouse's charts that is based on his own exploration some dealers consider this map to be a foundational map for all collectors of 18th century California cartography. This chart is the earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel region. <br></br> The fine hand-colored chart shows the very small town of Carmel with the Mission de St. Charles, and the Presidio at a distance. The map makes it possible to understand how the development of local transportation routes was impacted by the area's geography. Locates an anchorage (mouillage"), Pointe du Nouvel-an (New Year Point near Santa Cruz) and the Montagnes de St. Lucie. Rhumb lines in the bay with north oriented to the left. A scarce map of the area. <br></br> As a French explorer and naval officer la Perouse (1741-1788?) was tasked by King Louis XVI of France with completing the Pacific exploration begun by British Captain James Cook. Aboard the ships Astrolabe and Boussole, la Perouse and his crew mapped the west coast of North America and Alaska in 1786 and visited Easter Island and the Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ). After reaching Australia's Botany Bay in 1788 his ships were lost at sea while searching for the Solomon Islands. <br></br> This map is from the French edition of the "Atlas du voyage de La Perouse". L. Aubert scripsit. Plate 34.
419Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the West India Islands engraved for Malham's Naval Gazeteer
Malham, John
1797
LOC:3
$300.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-India-Islands-engraved-for-Malham-s-Naval-GazeteerAntique nautical chart showing the east coast of the United States south of Charlestown, South Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola, the West Indies, Central America, Columbia, and Venezuela south to the mouth of the Orinoco River. This chart has examples of interesting usage of terms that are today known only from history books: 'Spanish Main' for the southern Caribbean Sea; 'Terra Firma' denotes northern Colombia and Venezuela. Key noted cities include Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, New Orleans, Havana, Port Royal, Cartagena, Caracas. <br></br> From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Early U.S. colonial nautical chart engravings are scarce. <BR> </BR> This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States by John Malham. 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>
721Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Antique 1782 Plan of San Diego, California
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
LOC:52
$800.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupAntique-1782-Plan-of-San-Diego--CaliforniaTwo very attractive engraved antique nautical charts on one page of the harbors of <b>San Diego</b>, California (upper half) and San Blas, Mexico in Nayarit State. Locations around San Diego, California that are noted on the chart include: the Presidio de St. Diego, the 'faux port', Pointe des Morts, Rancherie de las Choyas, Pointe St. Augustin, Rancherie ou Village d'Indiens nomme de la Pointe, Pointe St. Joseph, Pointe St. Michel, Petite Port de St Jean, Pointe Guizarros, and Pointe de la Colline. Numerous soundings are included with descriptions of the composition of the sea floor on the approaches to and bottom of the San Diego Bay. <br></br> These two charts by Jean-Francois de la Perouse are based on surveys by Juan Pantoja, a captain of the Manila trade for Spain. Derived from Pantoja's manuscript, the charts were published posthumously in the "Atlas du Voyage de la Perouse 1785-1788". Plate 35. <br></br> San Blas was used by Spain's Navy as a naval base beginning in 1768 and it served for several decades as a base of operations for Spanish expeditions to the Pacific Northwest. For about twenty years in the late 18th century, San Blas was one of the busiest ports on the Pacific coast of the Americas, rivaling Acapulco. L. Aubert, scripsit. <br></br> As a French explorer and naval officer la Perouse (1741-1788?) was tasked by King Louis XVI of France with completing the Pacific exploration begun by British Captain James Cook. Aboard the ships Astrolabe and Boussole, la Perouse and his crew mapped the west coast of North America and Alaska in 1786 and visited Easter Island and the Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ). After reaching Australia's Botany Bay in 1788 his ships were lost at sea while searching for the Solomon Islands.
80Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1801
A Correct Chart of the West Coast of North America
Malham, John
1801
LOC:3
$350.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-Coast-of-North-AmericaCrisp antique copperplate map / chart of Alaska published from Boston in 1801 by Rev. John Malham in Malham's Naval Gazetteer. One of the earliest available maps of Alaska printed in the United States in the early 19th century. Named features include Bristol Bay, Prince William's Sound, Queen Charlotte's Isles, Mt. St. Elias, Cook's River, Bhering's Straits, Port Bukarelli (Bucareli Bay), and Kodiak Island. <br></br> The land mass that today we call Alaska is only noted as "Part of North America", and the designation "Alaska" is reserved for the Alaska Peninsula, a narrow body of land separating Bristol Bay from the Pacific Ocean. <br></br> This later edition of Malham's map is updated with detailed place names not found in his earlier map of 1796. Mt. St. Elias, today designated Boundary Peak 186, is much more prominently noted. Numerous decorative rhumb lines. <br></br> Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author. Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).
1344Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1802
Behrings Strait and Alaska engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1802
LOC:3
$280.00Luffman--JohnBehrings-Strait-and-Alaska-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansScarce and attractive antique copper-plate engraved map of the Bering (Behring) Strait and Gulf of Alaska by John Luffman. This small but fine map extends past 70 degrees north latitude. The Bering Strait is a narrow body of water that links the Arctic Ocean with the Bering Sea and separates the continents of Asia and North America ( Alaska ) at their closest point. Some portions of the Alaska and Asia coasts not well explored at the time are shown with dotted lines, reflecting the uncertainty about their geography. <br></br> Key locations noted by Luffman include Bristol Bay, Cook River, Cape Prince of Wales, Cape Stephens, Cape Mulgrave, Cape Lisburn, Round Island, Norton Sound, and Trinity Island at the southern tip of the Kodiak Archipelago (not shown in its entirety). <br></br> Bering's strait averages 100 to 165 feet in depth and at its narrowest point is about 53 miles wide. About 20,000 years ago, during the Ice Age, the sea level fell by several hundred feet, making the strait into a land bridge between Asia and North America, over which the migration of plants and animals and humans occurred. <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, February, 1802. Volume II; Number 67. <br></br>
1457Coming Soon!DetailsGold, Joyce1804
Chart of the Supposed Course of the Florida Stream
Gold, Joyce
1804
LOC:3
$400.00Gold--JoyceChart-of-the-Supposed-Course-of-the-Florida-StreamGraphically arresting thematic chart of the "Florida Stream" or Gulf Stream with its flow northwards up the east coast of the United States, well past Bermuda, and then into the North Atlantic Ocean. Direction of the Gulf Stream current is shown visually by arrows supplemented with written notations indicating the compass direction at several locations across the stream. <br></br> The map may be considered to be an example of persuasive cartography. The concept of the Gulf Stream was novel at that time (hence the "supposed"); many mariners had not fully adopted the notion when this map was published. The direction and flow of the Gulf Stream was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1770 based on measurements he took during voyages from the U.S. to England and France. <br></br> London Published May 31, 1804 by J. Gold, 103 Shoe Lane.
691Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Jean Nicolas1807
Charleston, South Carolina 1780
Buache, Jean Nicolas
1807
LOC:3
$400.00Buache--Jean-NicolasCharleston--South-Carolina-1780Antique engraved map of "Charlestown" ( Charleston, South Carolina ) in 1780 produced ca. 1807 in the French edition of John Marshall's "Life of Washington" (Vie De George Washington). The map depicts the general disposition of forces during the Siege of Charleston (March - May 1780) during the American Revolution . Shows a defensive wall partially surrounding the city and booms placed both at Fort Moultrie and near the Charleston harbor that were designed to deny passage to British naval vessels. Fort Sumter, which today guards the entrance to Charleston Bay and figures prominently in the U.S. Civil War as the site where the first shots were fired, is absent from the map because it was not constructed until 1829. <br></br> Noted points of interest identified on this antique map of Charleston include: James Island with Fort Johnson; Fort Moultrie at the West end of Sullivan's Island; Wappoo Creek; Pointe Cummin with a nearby hospital; Shutes Folly, Town Creek; Cooper River; and Hog Island. Fort Moultie is of special interest as it was one in a series of defensive structures at that location on Sullivan's Island. The original fort built of palmetto logs at that spot inspired both the flag and nickname of South Carolina: "The Palmetto State". <br></br> Copper-plate engraved map, 200+ years old in good condition. Publisher: Dentu, Imprimeur-Libraire. Plate XIII.
2576Coming Soon!DetailsSchultz, Christian1810
Early Original Map of the Mississippi River from Ohio R. to Gulf of Mexico
Schultz, Christian
1810
LOC:77
$465.00Schultz--ChristianEarly-Original-Map-of-the-Mississippi-River-from-Ohio-R--to-Gulf-of-MexicoFinely executed original antique map of the <b>Mississippi River</b> from <b>Fort Jefferson, Kentucky</b>, near the junction with the Ohio River, to the Gulf of Mexico. Fort Jefferson was established in 1780 by George Rogers Clark at the express instruction of the then Governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson. The fort was abandoned in June 1781. <br></br> The area bounded by Bayou Manchac, Lake Ponchartrain and the Mississippi River is labeled "Island of New Orleans". In 1803 Alexander Hamilton wrote <div class="indenttextblock">"The Island of New-Orleans is in length about 150 miles; its breadth varies from 10 to 30 miles. Most of it is a marshy swamp, periodically inundated by the river. The town of New-Orleans, situated about 105 miles from the mouth of the river, contains near 1300 houses, and about 8000 inhabitants, chiefly Spanish and French. It is defended from the overflowings of the river, by an embankment, or leveé, which extends near 50 miles."(Purchase of Louisiana, [5 July 1803],” Founders Online, National Archives, last modified June 13, 2018, http://founders.archives.gov/documents/Hamilton/01-26-02-0001-0101.) </div> <br></br> This fine antique copper-plate engraved map is is one of the earliest maps of the Mississippi River published in America. Drawn by Christian Schultz. Two maps on one sheet. <br></br> Published in 1810 for Christian Schultz's "Travels on an Inland Voyage Through the States of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and through the territories of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New-Orleans; performed in the years 1807 and 1808…" <br></br> Schultz's work is one of the earliest works to give a detailed account of travel and the actual risks and dangers encountered in the western country. Schultz's book is a compilation of his letters, and was published in direct response to the negative reports in an earlier travel guide written by Englishman Thomas Ashe in 1806.
1290Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1818
Scarce Spanish chart of north Amelia Island and St. Marys River bar.
Direccion Hidrografia
1818
LOC:10
$870.00Direccion-HidrografiaScarce-Spanish-chart-of-north-Amelia-Island-and-St--Marys-River-bar-A scarce Spanish nautical chart of the mouth (boca) and bar (barra) of the Saint Mary's River, Florida. A scholarly summary of the map from the University of Miami notes the rarity of this small antique chart: <div class="indenttextblock"> "This <b>rare map</b> shows the St. Marys River, which is the northern border of eastern Florida. It is from a Spanish portfolio showing harbor areas in its last colony in North America's eastern portion. <b>Very few maps are available that were made by them in the second Spanish Period</b>." <a href="http://scholar.library.miami.edu/floridamaps/view_image.php?image_name=dlp00020000860001001&group=cartographer" target="_blank">Internet. </a> </div> No record of the sale of the "Rio Santa Maria" map is reported in the Antique Map Price Record. <br></br> Includes portions of Fernandina Beach and north Amelia Island, Florida; Little Tiger Island, Florida; and south Cumberland Island Georgia. <br></br> Over 200 years ago, this chart of the bar with depth soundings, would have been very useful to mariner's entering or departing the St. Marys river. Shows "Fort Arruinado" ( Fort William ) on the southern tip of Cumberland Island. <br></br> The St. Marys River is a remote blackwater stream, located in southeastern Georgia and northeastern Florida, forming the easternmost border between the two states. The St. Marys serves as critical habitat for numerous rare, threatened or endangered species. <br></br> From the second part of "Portolano de la America...", published in 1818 by Spain's Admiralty department, the Dirección de Hidrografía. In 1809 the Direccion first published this atlas of plans of bays, harbors, and ports from Spain’s New World possessions: "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion de Trabajos Hidrograficos". (Updated in 1818). Plate 40.
1291Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1818
Antique Spanish chart of the mouth of St. Johns River, Florida
Direccion Hidrografia
1818
LOC:10
$675.00Direccion-HidrografiaAntique-Spanish-chart-of-the-mouth-of-St--Johns-River--FloridaA scarce Spanish nautical chart by the Direccion Hidrografia of the mouth (boca) and bar (barra) of the Saint Johns River, Florida near Jacksonville. A scholarly summary by the the University of Miami of a similar map notes the rarity of these early antique Spanish charts: <div class="indenttextblock"> "It is from a Spanish portfolio showing harbor areas in its last colony in North America's eastern portion. <b>Very few maps are available that were made by them in the second Spanish Period</b>." <a href="http://scholar.library.miami.edu/floridamaps/view_image.php?image_name=dlp00020000860001001&group=cartographer" target="_blank">Internet. </a> </div> <br></br> North is oriented at the upper right. <br></br> The St. Johns is the longest river in Florida - 310 miles long. It is one of the few rivers in the United States that flows north. The source of the river is a large marshy area in Indian River County that flows north and turns eastward at Jacksonville, FL to its mouth in the Atlantic Ocean. <br></br> From the second part of "Portolano de la America...", published in 1818 by Spain's Admiralty department, the Dirección de Hidrografía. In 1809 the Direccion first published this atlas of plans of bays, harbors, and ports from Spain’s New World possessions: "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion de Trabajos Hidrograficos". (Updated in 1818). Plate 40.
1145Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1818
Boca y Barra Del Rio Nasau
Direccion Hidrografia
1818
LOC:10
$875.00Direccion-HidrografiaBoca-y-Barra-Del-Rio-NasauRare Spanish nautical chart of the mouth (boca) and bar (barra) in Nassau Sound, Florida in 1818. One of the earliest available large-scale charts of the entrance to the Nassau River and the coastal margins near that waterway which divides Amelia Island from Talbot Island. <br></br> From the second part of "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos" published in 1818 by Spain's Admiralty department, the <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/DireccionHidrografiaBackground.aspx " target="_blank">Dirección de Hidrografía. </a> Plate 326.
30Coming Soon!DetailsBlondeau, Alexandre1820
Carte de la partie de la Cote Nord-Ouest de L'Amerique
Blondeau, Alexandre
1820
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$400.00Blondeau--AlexandreCarte-de-la-partie-de-la-Cote-Nord-Ouest-de-L-AmeriqueFrench copy of Vancouver's nautical chart of West North American coast from Alaska to Mexico. By Blondeau. Elsewhere attributed to Depot de la Marine but that is doubtful. Tracks of Vancouver's vessels, mountain ranges, missions, anchorages and a few soundings are clearly delineated.<BR> </BR> Highly detailed (get a magnifier and enjoy) antique chart coverage extends down the coast from Kodiak Island, Alaska though Prince William sound, Port San Francisco and St. Diego California, into Mexico- Baie do Todos Santos, Baie de las Virgines, and ends near a marked anchorage near a mission 'St. Domingo'. California is described as "Nouvelle Albion".<BR> </BR> <BR> </BR> Engraved and lettered by Blondeau: "Ecrit par M. Blondeau. Grave par Blondeau Rue et Porte St Jacques No 85."
77Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, Edmund1822
Harbour of Annis Squam in Ipswitch Bay
Blunt, Edmund
1822
LOC:3
$125.00Blunt--EdmundHarbour-of-Annis-Squam-in-Ipswitch-BaySmall copperplate engraved antique nautical chart of Annissquam inlet and harbor by Edmund Blunt for an edition of his well-known port and pilot book. With a decorative three-masted sailing vessel depicted underway into the channel marked to the east by the Annissquam lighthouse, established only 20 years earlier.
1178Coming Soon!DetailsMelish, John1822
1822 Antique map of the New Orleans, Louisiana vicinity
Melish, John
1822
LOC:3
$325.00Melish--John1822-Antique-map-of-the-New-Orleans--Louisiana-vicinityScarce (1822) copperplate engraved map of New Orleans by John Melish. Map is uncommon. Coverage includes Bayou St. John, the lower shore of Lake Ponchartrain and a stretch of the Mississippi river below New Orleans. Legend at bottom graphically identifes two types of swamp surrounding New Orleans: "Cypress Swamp" and "Prairie Swamp". <br></br> Melish's named features include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fort St. John</li> <li>Borough of St. John</li> <li>Suburb of Marigny</li> <li>Bayou Sauvage and the Road to Chef Menteur</li> <li>English Turn</li> <li>Woodsville</li> <li>Lake Lery</li> <li>The Ouatchas River</li> </ul> </div> Contains several notes related to the Battle of 1812 with the landing site and route of British forces identified. <br></br> From Melish's "A Geographical Description of the United States, with the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions." Philadelphia, 1822.
566Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1827
Charleston Harbour
Blunt, E and G.W.
1827
LOC:3
$220.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Charleston-HarbourSmall, clean, nautical chart of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina from the 11th edition of the "American Coast Pilot" (1827). One of the earliest obtainable charts of Charleston Harbor by an U.S.-based cartographer. Noted features include Fort Johnson, a lighthouse and beacon, Cooper River, Hog Island, Sullivan's Island, Cummin's point, Colonel River's house, Lambell's house, and the Rattlesnake. <br><br/> The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publiser of navigational charts in the United States at that time. <br><br/> With numerous soundings and two profile views annotated with interesting comments regarding using the Charleston church steeples as an aid to navigation. The first profile states: "Charleston Churches appearing to Northward of Sullivan's I. there will be 5 1/2 fathoms on the Rattlesnake" and the lower profile: "Charleston Churches appearing to Southward of Sullivans I. you clear the Rattlesnake."
1386Coming Soon!DetailsPilie, Joseph1828
Original Antique Plan of New Orleans Waterfront
Pilie, Joseph
1828
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$250.00Pilie--JosephOriginal-Antique-Plan-of-New-Orleans-WaterfrontScarce, early 19th-century engraved plan by city surveyor Gilbert Joseph Pilie depicting the Mississippi (with only one "P") River waterfront with levee and wharfs along New Orleans' French Quarter. Shows the levees, wharves, and a few buildings along the first block fronting the Mississippi River. <BR> </BR> Signed by Jh. Pilie, New Orleans, Nov. 15th, 1827. According to "Charting Louisiana" Gilbert Joseph Pilie had been an assistant to Barthelemy Lafon after emigrating to the U.S. from Santo Domingo before 1805. (Lemmon, Magill, and Wiese eds. "Charting Louisiana: Five Hundred Years of Maps". 2003. p. 321.) <BR> </BR> Notable features include the water works, Custom House and Market Hall (that site now is home to the famous Morning Call café where tourists line up for beignets and café au lait). Several street names have changed since that time (Iberville Street was then called Custom House Street) and Jackson Square is simply named "Public Square". <BR> </BR> From the "Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen and Inhabitants of New Orleans". 20th Congress, 1st Session. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1828.
1211Coming Soon!DetailsPoussin, Guillaume Tell1834
Scarce French antique charts of Florida bays, anchorages and ports
Poussin, Guillaume Tell
1834
LOC:53
$2,100.00Poussin--Guillaume-TellScarce-French-antique-charts-of-Florida-bays--anchorages-and-portsTen very scarce antique nautical charts of Gulf Coast bays, passes, and port entrances from Mobile, Alabama past Appalachicola, Florida and the Ochlockonee River. An attractive copperplate-engraved French hydrographic composite chart printed in 1834 by French cartographer Guillaume Tell Poussin. Contains ten insets of north U.S. Gulf Coast ports in Alabama and Florida. These inset charts show soundings and isobaths (contour lines) in English feet. Text in French. Plate # 8. <BR> </BR> Insets include the following areas: </BR> Fig. 1. Entrée de la Baie de la Mobile (Entrance to Mobile Bay, Alabama with Dauphin Island and Fort Gaines to the west and Mobile Point with Fort Morgan on the east) </BR> Fig. 2. Entrée de la Rade de Pensacole (Entrance to Pensacola Bay, Florida with Santa Rosa Island and Fort Pickens to the right. Also noted are Fort Barrancas and a Navy shipyard near Point Tartar) </BR> Fig. 3. Entrée orientale du Detroit ou Canal de Santa Rosa (Entrance to Santa Rosa sound, Florida from the east side of Santa Rosa Island) </BR> Fig. 4. Entrees du Detroit de St. Andre </BR> Fig. 5. Entrée de la Baie ou Rade de St. Joseph </BR> Fig. 6. Entrée principale du Detroit de St. Georges </BR> Fig. 7. Entrée du milieu du Detroit de St. Georges </BR> Fig. 8. Entrée orientale du Detroit de St. Georges </BR> Fig. 9. Entrée de la Baie d'Appalachicola (Entrances to Appalachicola Bay, Florida and river) </BR> Fig. 10. Entrée de la Baie d'Ocklockony (Entrance to Ochlockonee Bay, Florida)<BR> </BR> After a chart by W.H. Swift from 1829. <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.
1213Coming Soon!DetailsPoussin, Guillaume Tell1834
Early plan of the Erie and Champlain Canals
Poussin, Guillaume Tell
1834
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$675.00Poussin--Guillaume-TellEarly-plan-of-the-Erie-and-Champlain-CanalsVery scarce original copperplate engraved of the Erie Canal (opened 1825) and the Champlain Canal by French engineer Guillaume Tell Poussin. Begun in 1817 and opened in its entirety in 1825, the Erie Canal is considered the engineering marvel of the 19th Century. <br></br> Engraved map. Relief shown by hachures. Includes profile of Erie Canal and Champlain Canal and view of covered bridge. <br></br> Plan du tracé de Canal Erie et du Canal Champlain. Etat de New-York. // Plan du Port de Presqu'ile et du Barrage construit pour approfondir son entrée. // Détails de construction du pont de Mr. J. Town. <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.<BR> </BR>
1309Coming Soon!DetailsBradford, Thomas G.1838
1838 Map of South Carolina by Thomas Bradford
Bradford, Thomas G.
1838
LOC:10
$200.00Bradford--Thomas-G-1838-Map-of-South-Carolina-by-Thomas-BradfordA fine ante-bellum engraved map of the state of South Carolina with 32 districts ( counties ). Includes hundreds of named geographic features like Kiawah Island, Hilton Head, Folly Island, Charleston, Waccamaw River, Edisto River, Port Beaufort, and more. <br></br> A very early map of South Carolina with only one interior railway line, from Charleston to Columbia and Augusta. Displays rivers, Post Offices (e.g. Harley's P.O.; Fultons P.O.; Beckhamville P.O.) , and numerous swamps (e.g. Hell Hole Swamp; Buck Swamp; Cedar Swamp ... ). Clearly shows the now flooded Santee Canal, opened in 1800, an inland canal linking the Cooper River near Charleston with the Santee River. <br></br> Attribution at bottom left reads: "Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1838 by T.G. Bradford, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts. inland canal linking the Cooper River near Charleston, with the Santee River. Engraved by G.W. Boynton
1223Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1840
Uncommon antique Map of Lake Pontchartrain
Anonymous
1840
LOC:3
$200.00AnonymousUncommon-antique-Map-of-Lake-PontchartrainUncommon and unrecorded version of a lithographed map ca. 1840 of <b>Lake Pontchartrain</b> in Louisiana with three steamboat routes shown: to Madisonville, La., to Mandeville, La. and a mail steamboat route to Mobile, Alabama. Possibly by L. Hirt. <br></br> In 1834 it was reported that mail service was provided through three weekly round-trips between New Orleans and Mobile at a total annual cost of <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=VfcaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1&dq=mail+steam+boat+mobile+new+orleans&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q=mail%20steam%20boat%20mobile%20new%20orleans&f=false" target="_blank">$40,000.</a></a> <br></br> This map appears as a vignette in L. Hirt's 1841 " Plan of New Orleans with Perspective and Geometrical Views of the Principal Buildings of the City" from <a href="http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15140coll28/id/76" target="_blank"> The Historic New Orleans Collection.</a> The present map shows signs of being disbound from a smaller volume. Scale: 3 inches to the mile. Louisiana History. <br></br> The map features Lake Borgne, Bayou Sauvage, and Bayou Bienvenue. Three steamboat routes terminate at Milneburg, at the north end of the Ponchartrain Rail Road on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The Pontchartrain Rail-Road, the first railway in New Orleans, Louisiana began service in 1831. The route of the railway ran down the center of Elysian Fields Avenue from the Faubourg Marigny to the port of Milneburg, later the Lake Pontchartrain Amusement Park. <br></br> This scarce small map shows the city of New Orleans with Bayou St. John, the New Orleans canal, and the Carrolton Railroad.
1224Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1840
Scarce antique map of New Orleans Tenth Ward or the City of Lafayette
Anonymous
1840
LOC:3
$250.00AnonymousScarce-antique-map-of-New-Orleans-Tenth-Ward-or-the-City-of-LafayetteUnrecorded version of an early wood-cut map of <b>New Orlean's Tenth Ward</b> circa 1840 when it was known as <b>Lafayette City</b>. Earlier, during the French period New Orlean's Tenth Ward was known as the Faubourg Lafayette. Boundaries of Lafayette City include the Mississippi River, Felicity Street, Nayades Street (later known as St. Charles Avenue), and a large tract owned by R. A. Delachaise. Shows the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad connecting the city of New Orleans to then then distant resort village of Carrollton. <br></br> Possibly by L. Hirt, and derived or re-purposed from his larger work. This map appears as a vignette in L. Hirt's 1841 " Plan of New Orleans with Perspective and Geometrical Views of the Principal Buildings of the City" from <a href="http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15140coll28/id/76" target="_blank"> The Historic New Orleans Collection.</a> The present map shows signs of being disbound from a smaller volume. Scale: 3 inches to the mile. Louisiana History. <br></br> Faubourg Lafayette was founded with small settlements around steamboat landings in New Orleans. The faubourg became the City of Lafayette, then part of Jefferson Parish and its first parish seat. Lafayette was a separate municipality until it was incorporated into New Orleans, Orleans Parish, in 1852. The present boundaries of the Tenth Ward include St. Charles Avenue, Jackson Avenue, the Pontchartrain Expressway, and Simon Bolivar Avenue. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faubourg_Lafayette" target="_blank"> (Source.)</a>
590Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1841
Pensacola Harbor
Blunt, E and G.W.
1841
LOC:3
$295.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Pensacola-HarborSmall folding chart / map of Pensacola Harbor, Florida from 1841 published with other maps in Blunt's American Coast Pilot, 14th edition. The map include numerous soundings in feet. Named features on this copper-plate engraved antique chart include: one lighthouse ("revolving") , Santa Rosa Island, Deer Point, Tartar Point, Sandy Point and the very small town of Pensacola, Florida. <br></br> Printed by W. Hooker. Published by E. and G.W. Blunt, New York, 1841. Scale is displayed in statute miles.
1198Coming Soon!DetailsMitchell, Samuel Augustus1843
Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic first ed.
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
1843
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$1,400.00Mitchell--Samuel-AugustusMitchell-s-National-Map-of-the-American-Republic-first-ed-Large 1st edition linen-backed hanging map of the eastern United States surrounded with insets of the vicinity of major towns, ports, and harbors. This scarce map features 32 colored insets of United States cites including New Orleans, St. Louis, Nashville, Natchez, Mobile, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh and many more. Population tables for each county in the different states and territories in 1840. Eastren Kansas and Oklahoma are shown combined and is labeled "Indian Territory" with tribes identified including Omahas, Kickapoos, Cherokee, and Shawnee. Large Iowa Territory. Minnesota is not yet named foreshadowing the Westward population expansion to follow in later decades. <br></br> With an inset map of the Treaty of 1842, also called Webster-Ashburton Treaty settling a border dispute between Maine and New Brunswick. <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. Drawn by James Henry Young (1817-1866) and engraved by J.H. Brightly, both collaborated with Mitchell on this series of maps. Published from 8 1/2 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia. Wall map on linen with wooden scrolls.
1098Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1843
Scarce early French sea chart of San Francisco Bay
Depot de la Marine
1843
LOC:52
$1,450.00Depot-de-la-MarineScarce-early-French-sea-chart-of-San-Francisco-BayScarce French sea chart of <b>San Francisco Bay</b> made during a voyage to the Pacific from 1836-39 by Captain Abel Aubert Du Petit-Thouars in command of the French Frigate <b>Venus</b>. The bay is well delineated with soundings and profile views. Shows the route taken in October 1837 by the Hawaiian ship "Kamamalou" (Captain William Sturgis Hinckley) as it ferried a crew from Petit-Thoaurs' Venus, who remained aboard the Venus in Monterrey Bay, to gather water and vegetables. The crew used that trip to reconnoiter the port of San Francisco. <br ></br> With several small and one large elevation profile view of the entrance to San Francisco Bay as seen from sea. The largest elevation view, at bottom, shows the coastline as seen from 25 miles offshore. That beautifully engraved profile extends from the <b>Farralon Islands</b> to well past "Cap Blanc" (Point San Pedro). The key feature of Alcatraz Island is labeled "I. aux Oiseaux" (Bird Island). <br ></br> A circled "+" between Alcatraz Island and Yerba Buena Island labeled "Basse du Seringapatnam" suggests that this is the site of a wreck of a vessel by that name. Going through the records we find a 398 ton whaling ship "Seragapatam" that sailed from Sydney and arrived in San Francisco on March 18, 1850. <br ></br> The motivation behind Petit-Thouars' exploration was France's interest in obtaining territory from the Mexican government in exchange for the millions of dollars worth of loans that the French government had given to Mexico, and which the Mexican government had defaulted on. France sent Captain Du Petit-Thouars to survey the region and see what it offered, as well as to project a French presence to bolster any claims they had in the Pacific. <br></br> Circular logo with an anchor from the Depot de la Marine. Plate 6. Number. 1002.
1139Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1846
Antique Rolled Chart of Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1846
LOC:53
$480.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Rolled-Chart-of-Little-Egg-Harbor--New-JerseyScarce separately issued antique chart (no folds) of <b>Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey</b> published on heavy paper in 1846 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Contains sailing directions, and two long elevation views of the entrance to Little Egg Harbor as seen from sea. Key features include: the New Inlet, Round Shoal, Tucker's Island (with <b>Reuben Tucker's boarding house</b> shown as a triangulation point), Brigantine Channel, Brigantine Beach, Great Thoroughfare, Hunt's Shoals, Anchoring Island, and Hatfield's store. <br></br> With numerous depth soundings , anchorages, shoals, and notes on the composition of the sea floor. Electrotype copy no. 2 by Mathiot. Under magnification fine detail is visible assuring the buyer of it's origin as an copperplate (electrotype) engraving. Price when issued was 15 cents. <br></br> Little Egg Harbor township is a township in Ocean County, New Jersey. Originally part of Burlington County, Little Egg Harbor took its name from the portion of a bay called Egg Harbor by Dutch sailors for the eggs found in nearby gull nests. The first known account of the town was made by Captain Cornelius Jacobsen May in 1614. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of Little Egg Harbor, NJ on heavy paper, not the more common folded version on thin, issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress . <br></br> This chart was printed in 1846 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey newly adopted in mid century. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original.
1235Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1847
Antique chart of New Haven, Connecticut and New Haven Harbor
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1847
LOC:53
$550.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-chart-of-New-Haven--Connecticut-and-New-Haven-HarborRare, rolled, separately issued antique nautical chart of <b>New Haven, Connecticut</b> and harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Includes West Haven, and Fair Haven. Numerous depth soundings, aids to navigation and navigational hazards are noted such as Savin Rocks, New Haven Light, Quixes Ledge, Round Rock, and Sandy Point. Key features include Fort Wooster, Fort Hale, Farm River, Morris Cove, Mill River, and the Quinnipiac River. <br></br> Extensive sailing directions are included at right beginning: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Bring the Light House to bear E.N.E. and run for it until Fort Hale is in range with the larger of two Church Spires next each other in the village of Fair Haven. You will then be about 1/2 of a mile from the light in 3 fathoms water and a short distance from the buoy upon Adams Fall Ledge. S. 1/2 E. you will see the buoy on the S.W. ledge and still further to the Eastward the beacon on Quixes Ledge. Run into the harbor upon the above mentioned range (Fort Hale and the Spire) until the Light House bears S. by E. when you will be in 2 fathoms soft bottom. Then steer …" </div> <br /> Price when issued 15 cents. Triangulation by James Ferguson and Edmund Blunt in 1833. <br></br> This chart was printed ca. 1847 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around that time. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 3.
3618Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1849
Reconnaissance of Pensacola and Perdido Bays
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1849
LOC:77
$80.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyReconnaissance-of-Pensacola-and-Perdido-BaysSmall coastal survey chart of Florida from Bonsecour Bay to the east end of Santa Rosa Island. Includes Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, Garcon Point, Blackwater River, Perdido Beach, Mast Bay, Forsters Island, and Fort Pickens. Chart shows the triangulation network employed an early survey conducted by the U.S. Coast [and Geodetic] Survey in 1849. Changes in topography inland are indicated by hachuring. <br></br> In surveying, triangulation is the process of determining the location of a point by measuring only angles to it from known points at either end of a fixed baseline. The point can then be fixed as the third point of a triangle with one known side and two known angles. Surveying error is minimized if first a mesh of triangles is created at the largest appropriate scale. Then points inside the triangles can all then be accurately located with reference to the triangulation network.
3651Coming Soon!DetailsImray, James1849
Fine gold-rush era blueback chart of California
Imray, James
1849
LOC:
$3,900.00Imray--JamesFine-gold-rush-era-blueback-chart-of-CaliforniaCalifornia gold-rush era blueback chart of the West Coast from the harbor of San Blas in Mexico heading north past San Francisco Bay. Coverage includes the Gulf of California and the Baja Peninsula. A wide nautical chart in landscape orientation. <br></br> Includes six insets and eight stunning coastal views. The insets include: "Entrance of San Francisco Harbour"; "Harbour of San Francisco By Capn. F.W. Beechey R.N. F.R.S."; and "Bay of Monterey By M. de Tessan of the French Navy." Also, Magdalen Bay, Mazatlan, and Guaymas. <br></br> Published by James Imray, Chart and Nautical Book Publisher 102, Minories. 1849. <br></br> During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. The practice was driven as much by economics as any other reason. One chart could replace a dozen smaller charts. James Imray and Son was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart".
3623Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1850
Antique Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1850
LOC:52
$1,100.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed, chart of the approach and entrance at San Francisco Bay, California from 1850. Includes Yerba Buena island, Alcatraces (Alcatraz Island), Sausalito Bay, Aspinwall Bay, and much more. Attractive elevation profile view of a square rigged sailing vessel set against a backdrop of the coastline at San Francisco. Constructed, projected and drawn by Fred D. Stuart. <br ></br> Ringgold (1802-1867) was a officer in the U.S. Navy who had served aboard the brig Porpoise with the U.S. Exploring Expedition during Wilkes' surveys of the area in 1841 . Ringgold was promoted to Commander in July, 1849 and began his groundbreaking survey of the San Francisco Bay region, suddenly important because of the discovery of gold in the area. The survey began in August 1849, with Ringgold commanding the chartered brig Col. Fremont. Peter Guthorn notes Ringgold's use of Beechy's earlier survey in his charts: <div class="indenttextblock">"Ringgold's charts and sailing directions employed material extracted from the account by Fredrick William Beechy, the British explorer and naval officer whose narrative of the voyage to the Pacific and Behring Sea was published in 1831." (Guthorn, Peter. "U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861." Schiffer Publishing. 1984. p. 195)</div>
1138Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1850
Antique Rolled Chart of Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1850
LOC:53
$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Rolled-Chart-of-Hyannis-Harbor--MassachusettsFine and quite scarce antique chart of the Harbor of <b>Hyannis, Massachusetts</b> published in 1850 by the U.S. Coast Survey on heavy paper. Contains a list of dangers, a tide table, sailing directions, and two long elevation views of the East and West entrances to Hyannis Harbor as seen from sea. Key features include: Bishop and Clerks Rocks, Point Gammon, Gazette Rock, Gallatin Rocks, Senator Shoal, and Harbor Bluff. With numerous depth soundings and fine topographical detail on the coastal margins. Electrotype copy no. 2 by Mathiot. <br></br> Hyannis is the largest of seven villages comprising the town of Barnstable on <b>Cape Cod</b>. The town is best known as the presidential retreat for the Kennedy clan who spent any available downtime at the family compound in Hyannis Port. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of Hyannis, MA. on heavy paper, not the more common folded version on thin, trimmed paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> Under magnification fine detail is visible assuring the buyer of it's origin as an copperplate (electrotype) engraving. This chart was printed by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1850 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey newly adopted in mid-century and that resulted in incredibly fine detail without the work of re-engraving after every few hundred copies. <br></br> As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original.
957Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Doboy Sound and Sapello Island, Georgia
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
LOC:3
$75.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Doboy-Sound-and-Sapello-Island--GeorgiaAntique nautical chart of the entrance to Doboy Sound, Georgia from the Blunts, renowned American publisher's of nautical charts and sailing directions. Noted features include Sapello Island, Marsh Island, Cabarita Island, and Pelican Shoals with nearby north and south breakers at the far right. Numerous depth soundings and descriptions of the sea floor composition. <br></br> On the south end of Sapelo Island, structures are identified as those of Thomas Spalding, Esq. Spalding, of St. Simons Island, purchased the land from his father-in-law, Richard Leake, in 1802. <br></br> Blunt placed a "Ruin at Wolf Island" across from a "Ruin of Little Wolf Island". The history of these ruins are unknown but perhaps they are among the 1000 archaeological sites of native Americans that dot the area. <br></br> The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publisher of navigational charts in the United States in the mid 19th century.
959Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Portland Harbor, Maine
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
LOC:3
$75.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Portland-Harbor--MaineAntique nautical chart of Portland Harbor, Maine from the Blunts in their 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot, published in 1850. Includes: the docks and wharves of Portland along the Fore River; Halfway River; Great Hog Island; Peaks Island; Bangs Island; Ram Island; Fort Preble; Portland Point Lighthouse; Richmond's Island; the Observatory; and Cape Elizabeth (with fixed revolving lights). Contains numerous depth soundings and fixes several offshore rocks and reefs including Bell Rock, Old Anthony, Alden's Rock, Taylor's Reef, Broad Cove Rock, and a set of rocks known as "Hue and Cry". <br></br> The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts and sailing directions, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publisher of navigational charts in the United States at that time. 179 Water Street New York.
960Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
LOC:3
$75.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Portsmouth-Harbor--New-HampshireAntique nautical chart of Portsmouth Harbor, New Hampshire from the Blunts in their 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot, published in 1850. <br></br> The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts and sailing directions, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publisher of navigational charts in the United States at that time. 179 Water Street New York.
965Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Antique chart and plan of Cape Ann Harbor and Gloucester, Massachusetts
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
LOC:3
$140.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Antique-chart-and-plan-of-Cape-Ann-Harbor-and-Gloucester--MassachusettsAntebellum nautical chart of Gloucester ("Glocester"), MA. and Cape Ann Harbor from well known American publisher's of nautical charts and sailing directions, Edmund and George Blunt, and dated within to 1850. Noted features on this antique chart include <b>Ten Pound Island</b>, Ten Pound Island Ledge, Five Pound Island, Fort Point, Black Bess, Flat Point, and Norman's Woe Point with the nearby Norman's Woe Island. Includes numerous depth soundings, hazards, and aids to navigation as expected on a navigational chart. Shows a square fort at Fort Point near the Gloucester inner harbor but shows no structure in the location of Stage Point Fort. <br></br> The lighthouse on Ten Pound Island is shown near the mouth of the Gloucester inner harbor. The Ten Pound Island Light Station, originally a stone tower, was constructed on the island in 1821. That tower was replaced by the present cast-iron tower in 1881. <br></br> Topographic detail surrounding the harbor is shown through the use of light hachuring; numerous structures are shown scattered throughout that area. <br></br> The American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts, was published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publisher of navigational charts in the United States in the mid 19th century.
1097Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1851
Antique U.S. Navy Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1851
LOC:52
$1,250.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-U-S--Navy-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed, hand-colored chart of San Francisco Bay from 1851, extending up the Sacramento river at top right to Sacramento, Suttersville, and Boston, CA and to Stockton, Stanislaus City and San Joaquin at bottom right. Along Napa Creek Ringgold drew the plan of the small town of Vallejo which he refers to as "Capitol of the State". Other town plans include Suisun City, Martinez, New York, and Benicia. The map carries a dedication to William H. Aspinwall, Esq. of New York City, a merchant and ship owner. <br ></br> Published two years after the beginning of the 49'er gold rush, this most interesting lithographed chart is notable for the fine detail shown along California's rivers, which include names for a number of islands and regions which had never before appeared on commercial maps. The Webster or Russian Embarcadero is shown, as is Presidio, Washington, Indian Villages, Doaks Ferry, Martins, Table Hill, Petaluma Creek, Mount Diablo and many smaller islands, creeks, points and other features. Alcatraz island is labeled simply "Alcatraces". <br ></br> Ringgold (1802-1867) was a officer in the U.S. Navy who had served aboard the brig Porpoise with the U.S. Exploring Expedition during Wilkes' surveys of the area in 1841 . Ringgold was promoted to Commander in July, 1849 and began his groundbreaking survey of the San Francisco Bay region, suddenly important because of the discovery of gold in the area. The survey began in August 1849, with Ringgold commanding the chartered brig Col. Fremont. Of the sources used to compile the map Guthorn notes: <div class="indenttextblock">"Ringgold's charts and sailing directions employed material extracted from the account by Fredrick William Beechy, the British explorer and naval officer whose narrative of the voyage to the Pacific and Behring Sea was published in 1831." (Guthorn, Peter. "U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861." Schiffer Publishing. 1984. p. 195)</div>
1007Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Coast Survey Atlas (Sketches for the 1851 Annual Report)
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
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$400.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCoast-Survey-Atlas-(Sketches-for-the-1851-Annual-Report)About 57 nautical charts (many folded) in a single volume showing the hydrographic sketches and preliminary surveys of the U.S. East and West Coast. Bookplate: "With the compliments of A.D. Bache", Alexander Dallas Bache (1806-1867), then the superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. <br></br> Inserted, loose list of "Coast Survey Charts Published" dated within at March 15, 1853. Lists charts, sketches and preliminary charts, free sketches, and the names and residences for agents selling Coast Survey charts. Size: 9" x 22". On better paper.
3619Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Early U.S. Coast Survey Chart of Mare Island Vallejo California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
LOC:3
$85.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-U-S--Coast-Survey-Chart-of-Mare-Island-Vallejo-CaliforniaAntique U.S. Coast Survey chart of the Mare Island Strait. Includes Mare Island and Vallejo, California. Topographic detail is rendered through elegant and informative hachuring. Scale 1 / 30,000.
3645Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
First Edition Antique Nautical Chart of Key West, Florida
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
LOC:88
$275.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFirst-Edition-Antique-Nautical-Chart-of-Key-West--FloridaDetailed first-edition original antique hydrographic survey chart of the vicinity of Key West, Florida. Includes extensive sailing directions with landmarks, courses, bearings and instructions for entering Key West via several channels. This antique chart, based on a trigonometrical survey, was released by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1851. Contains literally hundreds of depth soundings. <br></br> A trigonometrical survey of a portion of the earth's surface is conducted by measuring a single base distance, and connecting it with various points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the angles of which are carefully measured. Relative positions and distances of all parts are computed from these data. <br></br> Includes a tide table and very interesting cross-sectional views of elevation of coral heads, (water depth) recorded across several lines on the chart at Sand Key and the reefs at the East Channel. Other noted points include Fleming's Key, Francfort Bank, East Crawfish Key, West Crawfish Key, Mangrove Keys, and Raccoon Key. <br></br> With extensive sailing directions for several approaches to Key West, Florida including: the East Channel, the Main Ship Channel ("At Night. Bring the North Stat to range after Key West Light House and stand for it when Sand Key (or Sound Key Light Boat bears S.W. by W. S. 62 degrees W) a vessel drawing over 16 feet of water had better anchor and wait for a pilot".); Rock Key Channel; Sand Key Channel; West Channel; and North West Channel.
1447Coming Soon!DetailsPittman, Philip1853
Uncommon lithographed map of New Orleans
Pittman, Philip
1853
LOC:3
$285.00Pittman--PhilipUncommon-lithographed-map-of-New-OrleansUncommon lithographed map ca. 1853 of New Orleans, Louisiana as it appeared in 1770, based upon the reconnaissance of Captain Philip Pittman, a British army engineer. This lithographed mid 19th-century map is the earliest easily obtainable copy of Pittman's 1770 engraved map. <br></br> Lithographed by Sarony & Major. Sarony and Major were well known New York lithographers 1846-1853. <br></br> Pittman's book was the first English book on the topography, settlements, and inhabitants of the region. In 1764, he traveled the Mississippi River to New Orleans with Major Arthur Loftus. <br></br> The map was first printed as an engraved plate in Pittman's "The Present State Of The European Settlements On The Mississippi; with A Geographical Description of that River Illustrated by Plans and Draughts" (J. Nourse, London 1770). <br></br> About the site of New Orleans Pittman wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> NEW ORLEANS stands on the east side of the river, it has a very easy communication with the northern parts of Louisiana (now West Florida) by means of the Bayou of St. John, a little creek, which is navigable for small vessels drawing less than six feet water, six miles up from the lake Ponchartain, where there is a landing-place, at which the vessels load and un load ; and this is about two miles from the city. </div> Pittman described the area around Jackson Square, and St. Louis Cathedral, perhaps New Orleans best-known locations (café du Monde, street artists, carriage rides): <div class="indenttextblock"> The parade is a large square, in the middle of that part of the town which fronts the river ; in the back part of the square is the church dedicated to St. Louis, a very poor building, framed with wood ; it is in so ruinous a condition that divine service has not been performed in it since the year 1766, one of the king's store houses being at present used for that purpose. </div>
664Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1853
City of San Francisco, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1853
LOC:
$1,400.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCity-of-San-Francisco--CaliforniaAntique electrotype engraved plan of the booming town of San Francisco, California made in 1853 during the California gold rush. On a 25" x 33" sheet of heavy paper, never folded. Key named features include: Tonquin Shoal, Wreck of the Tonquin, Blossom Rock, Mission Rock, Point San Quentin, Mission de Dolores, Rincon Point, Mission Bay, Steamboat Point, Cunningham's Wharf, Law's Wharf, Broadway Wharf, Pacific Wharf, and Portsmouth Square. <br></br> The town is shown laid out into blocks with individual buildings. Numerous steets are identified including Market Street, Pine Street, Lombard Street and Broad Way. Includes numerous soundings and countour lines. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on thick wove paper that has been stored either rolled of flat with no folds. Price 50 Cents. Verified I.I. Stevens . Outlines and Topography engraved by Max. F.O. Strobel; Lettering by E.F. Woodward. With the circular logo of the Coast Survey Depot. Number 627.
382Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1853
Lake Pontchartrain Harbour and Breakwater
Anonymous
1853
LOC:10
$225.00AnonymousLake-Pontchartrain-Harbour-and-BreakwaterFascinating plan of the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1853. During that era both Bayou St. John and the New Canal (the present <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Street_Canal">17th Street Canal</a>) were navigable to small vessels; a lighthouse is shown at the mouth of each canal. The plan shows projected construction of wooden breakwaters in the lake that were designed "to furnish safe anchorage in front of the termini of the Pontchartrain Railroad, Bayou St John, and New Canal…".<BR> </BR> Other depicted features include Milneburg, then a suburb of New Orleans connected to it by the Pontchartrain Railroad, two lighthouses, and the Jefferson and Lake Pontchartrain Railroad in what is now Jefferson Parish. Construction details of the wooden breakwater are shown in profile and elevation. <BR> </BR> Today neither of the two railroad lines linking New Orleans to the Lakefront exist. Neither Bayou St. John nor the 17th Street Canal (a large drainage ditch) are navigable. In fact a section of the 17th Street Canal failed after Hurricane Katrina and was responsible for flooding a large part of New Orleans and at least 31 deaths. The deadly breach in the canal can be located on the plan near the bottom of the shaded high land directly adjacent to the New Canal. <BR> </BR> Dated October 30th, 1853. Printed by Wagner and Mc Guigan Lithographers, Philadelphia. For reference see:
2565Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1855
Preliminary Chart of Florida Reefs from Key Biscayne
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1855
LOC:88
$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPreliminary-Chart-of-Florida-Reefs-from-Key-BiscayneFine antique hydrographic survey chart of <b>Biscayne Bay</b>, Florida and surrounding area. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of depth soundings. <br></br> Miami, Florida is distinctly noted at the very top while a lighthouse is noted at the southern tip of Cape Florida. Other named features include: Old Rhodes Bank, Caesars Creek Bank, Elliott's Key, Triumph Reef, and Virginia Key. <br></br> Recommended reference for <b>treasure hunters</b>. Shows some locations of wrecks, dangerous reefs and banks. <br></br> Includes a list of abbreviations used to denote the sea floor composition (ex: S for Sand , C for clay). <br></br> A preliminary reduced-format hydrographic survey chart from a U.S. Coast Survey atlas with the U.S.C.G.S. circular winged logo. On thin paper with folds as issued.
1090Coming Soon!DetailsRobiquet, Aime1856
Antique French chart of the California coast and Baja Peninsula
Robiquet, Aime
1856
LOC:
$1,900.00Robiquet--AimeAntique-French-chart-of-the-California-coast-and-Baja-PeninsulaLarge engraved chart of the California coast south to Mazatlan, Mexico: "Carte des Côtes de Californie de Mazatlan à San Francisco d'après les derniers Travaux Amércains Par Robiquet, Hydrographe Rue Pavée Saint Andre No.2. Paris 1856". This large chart is particularly interesting for its collection of numerous inset plans of North American West Coast ports and bays during the late <b>Gold Rush era</b>. <br></br> Coverage includes the <b>Baja Peninsula</b> or "Vieille Californie" with Cabo San Lucas ("Cap St. Lucas") at the end. Contains inset plans of the bays and ports at Guaymas, Ballena, St. Bartholomé, Pulpito, San Quentin, San Diego, San Pedro, Monterey, San Francisco, and Bodega Bay. <br></br> Scarce and detailed map of California's coastline, with much detail for navigation and a few inland landmarks. Printed in Paris by French hydrograper and publisher Louis Antoine Robiquet. Presumably from Robiquet's "Atlas Hydrographique" of 1856, but this printing with separate price (4 francs) and publisher's blindstamp in bottom right margin. <br></br> Inset plans include: (1): Baie Bodega Levé en 1839 par Ed. Belcher. (2): Plan de la Baie de Monterey Levé en 1837 par Mr. De Tessan, Ingr. Geographe. (3): Entrée du Port de San Francisco par Cadwalader Ringgold. (4): San Pedro par James Alden 1852. (5): Entrée de San Diego par R.D. Cutts et G. Davidson. (6): Port San Quentin Levé in 1839 par Ed. Belcher. (7): Port St. Bartholomé Levé par le Cape. H. Kellet en 1847. (8): Mouillage Pulpito par le Cape. H. Kellet. (9): Port Balleno par le Cape. H. Kellet. (10): Guaymas Levé par Mr. Fisquet en 1840. <br></br> No. 61. Paris - Imp. Louis
2564Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1858
Map of the Florida Peninsula
Anonymous
1858
LOC:88
$180.00AnonymousMap-of-the-Florida-PeninsulaVery attractive antique map of the Florida Peninsula from 1858. Shows status of surveys below the 2nd basis parallel conducted to that date.
1099Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1859
Entrance to San Francisco Bay California 1859
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1859
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$2,500.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEntrance-to-San-Francisco-Bay-California-1859Superb, large, antique U.S. Coast Survey chart of <b>San Francisco Bay</b>, the city of San Francisco, California, and lower Marin County, California on heavy paper with no folds. Laid down nicely to board. Produced just 10 years after the beginning of the California Gold Rush it shows numerous soundings and aids to navigation including Fort Point Light, Point Bonita Light, Yerba Buena Light, and Alcatraz Light. <BR> </BR> Coverage includes San Francisco and Sausalito and the surrounding areas and is the original 1859 electrotype edition not a later corrected version. Like later editions, the bottom of the chart contains two views of the bay- both inbound and outbound the port showing both steam and sail-powered vessels underway and at anchor. This 1859 edition contains a third engraved view not found in later editions- <b>"View of the Entrance to San Pablo Bay from near Angel Island"</b>. In later editions that view was removed to make room for notes and tables. <BR> </BR> Named points of interest include the Presidio, Oakland, Cliff House, Ocean House, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, Mission Bay, San Leandro, Yerba Buena Island, Mission de Delores, Table Mountain, Brooklyn, Alameda, and of course the Golden Gate (with no bridge). <BR> </BR> This chart was printed in 1859 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 2. With the circular stamp of the U.S. Coast Survey.
682Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1860
Albemarle Sound North Carolina
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1860
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$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAlbemarle-Sound-North-CarolinaOriginal, antique rolled U.S. Coast Survey chart of the Western portion of Albemarle Sound published in 1860. Produced under the supervision of A.D. Bache, Superintendent of the Survey of the Coast of the United States. Within a mile or so of the riverine margins each building, field, and plot of land are drawn in fine detail. With sailing directions and an explanation of navigation using the ranges. Based on triangulation and hydrography executed between 1847 - 1849. <br></br> Coverage of this fine antique chart include the towns of Plymouth, Edenton, Columbia, Hertford, Nixonton, and Elizabeth City, North Carolina; the Cashai (Cashie) River; Pocosson Swamp; Roanoke River; Chowan River; Bull Bay; Scuppernong River; Perquamons (Perquimans) River; Bear Garden Point; Little River; Redbank Land; and Truebloods Point. <br></br> This antique navigation chart should not be confused with those similar copies issued as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on thick paper that has been stored either rolled of flat with no folds. <br></br> Numerous soundings, lighthouses, and other aids to navigation are noted. With the logo of the Coast Survey Office. Price $1.50 when issued.
3668Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1860
Fine antique chart of Drake's Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1860
LOC:52
$650.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Drake-s--Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Drake's Bay, California on the Pacific Ocean just northwest of San Francisco. Coverage extends southward as far as Duxbury Reef. Includes sailing directions, notes on dangers, soundings and abbreviations, and tide table. <br><br/> A surviving survey file copy from the U.S. Geological Survey Library. With an oval faded ink stamp from that agency. Map number in MS at bottom corners as typical for surveyor's file copies. <br><br/> Now a part of Point Reyes National Seashore, the area covered by this old chart includes detailed topographical information and is generally devoid of named features. "Breakers" are noted in numerous areas all along the beaches. Numeous depth soundings. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on crisp, strong paper that has been stored rolled with a NO FOLDS. Price 20 cents. NO logo of the Coast Survey Office. Number 629.
607Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1864
Western Coast of U.S. from Umpqua River to the Boundary Uncolored
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1864
LOC:53
$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-Umpqua-River-to-the-Boundary-UncoloredRare, rolled, separately issued antique nautical chart ( 1864 ed. ) of the western coast of California focused on the Pacific coastline between the Umpquah River, Oregon north to the Canadian border. Noted with several habitations including Seattle, Astoria, and Olympia, Washington; Victoria, British Columbia; and Fort Langley. Many of the San Juan Islands are identified by name including Vancouver Island, San Juan, Lopez, Fidalgo, and <b> Guemes Island</b>. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with eight attractive engraved inset coastal profile views including: the Entrance to Columbia River / Cape Disappointment, Tatoosh Island, Flattery Rocks, Destruction Island, Tillamook Head, Cape Perpetua, and Cape Lookout. <br></br> The chart was first produced by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1855, a point in time when A.D. Bache was Superintendent. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the area, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1864 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6, corrected to 1864. Sheet size 30"x30". Scale 1 / 1,200,000.
1269Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1864
Western Coast of U.S. from Umpqua River to the Boundary
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1864
LOC:52
$775.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-Umpqua-River-to-the-BoundaryRare, rolled, separately issued antique nautical chart ( 1864 ed. ) of the western coast of California focused on the Pacific coastline between the <b>Umpquah River, Oregon</b> north to the Canadian border. Noted with several habitations including Seattle, Astoria, and Olympia, Washington; Victoria, British Columbia; and Fort Langley. Many of the San Juan Islands are identified by name including Vancouver Island, San Juan, Lopez, Fidalgo, and <b> Guemes Island</b>. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with eight attractive engraved inset coastal profile views including: the Entrance to Columbia River / Cape Disappointment, Tatoosh Island, Flattery Rocks, Destruction Island, Tillamook Head, Cape Perpetua, and Cape Lookout. <br></br> The chart was first produced by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1855, a point in time when A.D. Bache was Superintendent. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the area, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1864 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6, corrected to 1864. Sheet size 30"x30". Scale 1 / 1,200,000.
542Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1866
New York Bay and Harbor. Chart 20.
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1866
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$325.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyNew-York-Bay-and-Harbor---Chart-20-Detailed, antique, original folding harbor chart on linen of Manhattan, New York Bay, and surrounding areas published immediately after the U.S. Civil War. Coverage includes Staten Island, the Hudson River, Newark Bay, and the Rockaway Peninsula. Produced under the direction of A.D. Bache, a great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin (Guthorn, 1984). The chart is based on triangulation of J. Ferguson and E. Blunt. <br></br> This chart is even more scarce and unusual because of its provenance and because it is a folding chart. The chart was dissected into 8 sections and mounted to linen at the time it was issued. Folded the chart measures 8" x 14". Separately issued by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1866 for use at sea, this chart is NOT the commonly found Coast Survey sketch/chart on thin paper. <br><br/> This chart has an interesting provenance as it carries the manuscript signature of Charles DW Brownell, Bristol, Rhode Island on the inside front cover. Charles deWolf Brownell (1822 - 1909) was born in Providence Rhode Island, educated in the law, and later settled on a career as an artist for health reasons. Brownell travelled widely to Cuba, the Carribean and Europe. He is best known for his landscapes but produced several paintings of maritime subjects including "The Burning of the Gaspee". <img src="http://gaspee.com/Brownell7a.jpg" alt="Painting by Charles DW Brownell titled 'The Burning of the Gaspee'" align="middle" height="200" width="240"><br> Brownell lived in New York City from 1860 - 1865. <br><br/> With well-worn embossed black boards and manuscript notation on verso- "New York Harbor".
993Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1866
Steamboat Bill of Lading for Valence Plantation
Anonymous
1866
LOC:1
$500.00AnonymousSteamboat-Bill-of-Lading-for-Valence-PlantationRare post civil war shipping document, a "Bill of Lading", for the steamboat <b>Belle Ida</b> to transport items from New Orleans, Louisiana to Valence Plantation, along Bayou Lafourche, in Assumption Parish. <b>Valence Plantation</b> was most likely located near the current-day town of Supreme, just a few miles south of the well-known Madewood Plantation and Naploeonville, Louisiana. Dated within to February 9th, 1866. The bill of lading was filled in by hand at time of shipping and is addressed to J.B. Savage, Valence Plantation, Bayou Lafourche. <br></br> Bayou Lafourche has not been navigable from the Mississippi River since 1905 when a dam was built at Donaldsonville, La. but prior to that time the waterway served as an important commercial artery. <br></br> The Belle Ida was likely a stern-wheel steamboat built in 1861 (Wooldridge Steamboat List. <a href="https://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/collections/pott-library-special-collections/assets/pdf/collections/Woold_Ridge_Steamboat_list.pdf" target="_blank">Internet </a>). With a stock logo of a side-wheel steamboat by T. Fitzwilliam, Stationer and Printer, 76 Camp Street, N.O. <br></br> Symonds, Courtney and Co. were Tobacco Factors and General Forwarding and Commission Merchants located at No. 35 Natchez Street, New Orleans, LA. With a glued 2 cent stamp within. Addressed on verso. <br></br> The items shipped from New Orleans by Symonds Courtney and Co. included: <ul style="list-style-type: none;"> <li>1 sack of harnesses</li> <li>1 bundle of bridles</li> <li>5 cases of sundries</li> <li>10 head of mules</li> <li>1 horse</li> <ul/>
3667Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Fine antique chart of Suisun Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Suisun-Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Suisun Bay, California northwest of San Francisco Bay. Key features include Grizzly Island, Van Sickle's Island, Chipp's Island, Sherman Island, the Carquines Straits, and the towns of Antioch, Benicia and Martinez. <br></br> Rare U.S. Coast Survey separately published chart of Suisun Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Suisun Bay which lies at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, forming the entrance to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. Dated within to 1867. With fine detail of interior topography. Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> The map covers from Benicia and the Karquines Strait in the west as far as Sherman Island in the east and from Grizzly Island south to the San Joaquin River. Includes countless depth soundings in feet, detailed notes on tides. Several towns and cities are identified, including Martinez, Benicia, and Collinsville. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 32" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 30" x 40". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 75 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Suisun Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
3578Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Point Sal, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$375.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPoint-Sal--CaliforniaRare U.S. Coast Survey chart of Point Sal, California. For the collector of California cartography, a special chart of Point Sal which lies on California's Pacific Coast somewhat midway between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Original copper-plate engraved chart 14" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper in total 20" x 26". Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 15 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Point Sal is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on quality oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S. The date appears at bottom left along with the map number "660", both to facilitate searching a the files. Chart no. 660.
3583Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Humboldt Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
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$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyHumboldt-Bay--CaliforniaRare and extremely attractive U.S. Coast Survey separately-published chart of Humboldt Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Humboldt Bay which lies on the Pacific Coast of California just below the town of Eureka, CA. With a elevation profile view of Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay as it then appeared from 2 1/2 miles offshore and a small-scale chart of the entire Humboldt Bay environs. Second edition. Dated 1852 but probably printed around 1867. MS chart number in margin "632". <br></br> Towns shown include Humboldt, Eureka and Bucksport. Other features include the site of a proposed lighthouse and a beacon, Elk River, Indian Island, and Howard House in Humboldt. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 14" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 20" x 26". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price when issued 15 cents. <br></br> This chart of Humboldt Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
840Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1868
Antique Admiralty Nautical Chart of San Diego Bay to Cape Mendocino California
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1868
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$1,900.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Admiralty-Nautical-Chart-of-San-Diego-Bay-to-Cape-Mendocino-CaliforniaLarge antique British Admiralty sea chart of the California coast extending from Humboldt Bay and Cape Mendocino in the North, trending southeast past San Francisco Bay and Monterey Bay to San Diego, California. Lighthouses are picked out with red dots highlighted in yellow. <br></br> Contains fifteen coastal elevation views with some of the most stunning coastal scenery in the world including the Big Sur area. These carefully engraved coastal elevations include: Cape Mendocino, Point Arena, Pt. Reyes, Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Piedras, Point Ano Nuevo, South Farallon Lighthouse, Point Sur, Moro Rock, Point Arguilla, Pt. Conception, Point Loma, Catalina Harbor, and the Point of Boundary between the United States and Mexico. <br></br> First published by the Admiralty from London in April 1858 under the superintendence of Royal Navy Hydrographer Captain Washington. This edition of the scarce nautical chart was printed with corrections to July 1868. <br></br> Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for The Admiralty, 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill.
834Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1869
Western Coast of U.S. from San Francisco to Umpquah (Umpqua) River
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1869
LOC:52
$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverVery attractive antique nautical chart of the <b>western coast of California</b> focused on the Pacific coastline between <b>San Francisco, California</b> and the Umpqua River, Oregon. This scarce, rolled, separately issued chart, corrected to 1869, was first published in 1854 by the U.S. Coast Survey. Noted habitations and geographical features include Empire City, Koos Bay, and Port Orford or Ewing Harbor, Oregon; Crescent City, Reddings Rock, Eureka, Mendocino City, Haven's Anchorage, Bodega Bay, Pt. Reyes, Alcatraz Island, Oakland, Alameda, Union City and San Francisco Bay, California. Numerous soundings, navigational hazards, and aids to navigation are identified. <br></br> This antique sea chart is enlivened with twelve attractive hand-colored <b>inset coastal elevation views</b> including: the Entrance to San Francisco Bay, Point Arena, Mendocino City Cove, Trinidad Head and City, Cape Mendocino, Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay, Point St. George, Mack's Arch and Reef, Rogues River, Cape Blanco, and Cape Gregory. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of the U.S. West Coast, not the more common folded version on thin paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1869 from an electrotype-printed copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate. Electrotype printing is a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 6 by Mathiot.
3597Coming Soon!DetailsMultiple Authors1870
Lot 1. MULTIPLE 19th C. survey lot and street plans CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1870
LOC:50
$13,650.00Multiple-AuthorsLot-1---MULTIPLE-19th-C--survey-lot-and-street-plans-CAMBRIDGE--MassachusettsA lot consisting of twenty-five lot and street plans from Cambridge, Massachusetts and nearby areas. An opportunity for a serious collector to expand his collection with items he cannot find elsewhere. <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/Content/Lot_1_Cambridge_Survey_Artifacts_Locked.pdf" target="_blank">See full detailed lot description.</a> <br></br> These plans represent surveys performed in the 1840’s through the 1900’s by local Cambridge area surveyors and engineers William A. Mason, Joseph Whitney, J.G. Chase, E.F. Bowker, W.S. Barbour, and Alex Wadsworth. Artifacts include manuscript surveys, manuscript survey traces, and rare 19th century blueprints. Many of the items in this lot are unrecorded and for the others the few known holdings are in institutions. Condition and size vary by item. <br></br> The lot highlight is: SC_Cam_1. Osgood Carleton [after]. PLAN OF THE CAUSEWAY OVER THE MARSH IN CAMBRIDGE EXHIBITING THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS AND THE QUANTITY OF LAND THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES INCLUDING MR JARVIS’S UPLAND SURVEYED AND PLATTED (by a scale of one chain to an inch) NOV 12TH 1792 BY OSGOOD CARLETON. COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY W.A. MASON & CO. DEC. 20, 1855. MS ink surveyor’s collation number “1637”. Unrecorded antebellum manuscript cadastral plan of great historical value after an earlier plan in 1793 by well-known Boston surveyor Osgood Carleton. This is the best and only available detailed plan of the West Boston Bridge causeway from the Charles River to Pelham island. This is Mason’s true signed MS surveyor’s copy from a survey made by Osgood Carleton contemporaneously with the Causeway construction. Numerous and detailed pencil notations of ownership record based on Carleton's original survey. Measurements recorded in chains and links. <br></br> A very rare plan of the old Causeway stretching 3344 feet over wet marshland largely owned by Leonard Jarvis.
581Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1871
Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1871
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$600.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAlbemarle-Sound-to-Cape-FearAntique, rolled, British Admiralty sea chart of the coast of North Carolina ( NC ). This lithographed chart, although issued by the Admiralty Hydrographic Office in London, is based on work by the U.S. Coast Survey ca. 1847 and is dated to the edition of 1871. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, inlets, rivers, and hazards are noted. <br></br> Coverage extends from Currick Sound / Elizabeth City, N.C. south to Little River Inlet at the border with South Carolina. A sampling of the many noted points of interest include: Cape Fear, Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras, Albemarle Sound, Pamplico Sound, Core Sound, Holden Beach, Neuse River, Ocracoke Inlet and Ocracoke Island, Beaufort, Wilmington, Elizabeth City, and at the very bottom, Frying Pan Shoals. <br></br> This antique sea chart was first published at the Admiralty in London on November 30, 1861 under the superintendence of Captain Washington, R.N.: F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter, agent for the Admiralty Charts. 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill (London). Number 2826. Price when issued was half a crown.
1283Coming Soon!DetailsRobiquet, Aime1871
Carte de la Cote des Etats-Unis Comprise Entre la Nouvelle-Ecosse et la Floride
Robiquet, Aime
1871
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$1,350.00Robiquet--AimeCarte-de-la-Cote-des-Etats-Unis-Comprise-Entre-la-Nouvelle-Ecosse-et-la-FlorideFine chart of the east coast of North America. A scarce privately-published chart by Robiquet from Paris in 1871. Chart coverage includes Prince Edward Island and the Bay of Fundy, coastal Nova Scotia, Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, Bermuda, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Numerous depth soundings and lighthouses higlighted in yellow. <br></br> At the bottom a paste-on stamp from the seller, the very cool "Librairie des Navigateurs" in Bordeaux, France. Four detailed inset charts include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Baie de New York</li> <li>Charleston, S.C.</li> <li>Carte de la Baie Delaware</li> <li>The Florida Peninsula or "Complement de la Partie Meridionale des Etats-Unis"</li> </ul> </div> This large nautical chart was published privately by hydrographer Aime Robiquet in 1871. Rue Pavée Saint-André des Artes No. 2, Paris, France. Printed by Louis Antoine. Number 44
1041Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1871
1871 Chart of the Outer Banks, Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1871
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$2,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-Office1871-Chart-of-the-Outer-Banks--Albemarle-Sound-to-Cape-FearAntique, rolled, British Admiralty sea chart of North Carolina Outer Banks in outstanding condition. Although issued by the Admiralty Hydrographic Office in London, this chart is based on work by the U.S. Coast Survey ca. 1847 and is dated with corrections to May, 1871. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, inlets, rivers, and hazards are noted, particularly in Onslow Bay, Raleigh Bay, and the coastal inlets. <br></br> Coverage extends from Currick Sound / Elizabeth City, N.C. south to Little River Inlet at the border with South Carolina. A sampling of the many noted points of interest include: Cape Fear, Cape Lookout, Cape Hatteras, Albemarle Sound, Pamplico Sound, Core Sound, Holden Beach, Neuse River, Ocracoke Inlet and Ocracoke Island, Beaufort, Wilmington, Elizabeth City, and at the very bottom, Frying Pan Shoals. <br></br> This antique sea chart was first published at the Admiralty in London on November 30, 1861 under the superintendence of Captain Washington, R.N.: F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter, agent for the Admiralty Charts. 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill (London). Number 267.
944Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1872
Antique British sea chart of Mobile Bay and Dauphin Island
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1872
LOC:53
$1,350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-British-sea-chart-of-Mobile-Bay-and-Dauphin-IslandAttractive, scarce antique British nautical chart of Mobile Bay, Alabama and Dauphin ("Dauphine") Island. With Isle aux Herbes and Bayou la Batre. On <b>Dauphin Island</b> the noted features include Fort Gaines, Heron Bayou, Second Bayou, Gravline Bay, Bayou Aloe, Chitgae Point, Drury Pass, Little (and Big) Margaret Pass, and Bayou Matagua. Opposite Dauphin Island, Bonsecours Bay, Mobile Point, Pilot Town and Fort Morgan are noted with a separate quarters building and three large umbrella pines, e.g. "West Umbrella tree" that are referenced as range markers in the sailing directions of Blunt's contemporary "American Coast Pilot" (Blunt, Edmund M. 21st ed. 1867. pp. 399-400.) <br></br> This is a large rolled nautical chart on heavy paper. Not the folded preliminary survey on weak paper that is often found in Reports to Congress. <br></br> North end of Mobile Bay includes a street plan of Mobile, Alabama with nearby features including Pole Cat Bay, Chicasaw Bayou, Chacaloochee Bay, Apalachee River, and Minetta Bay. Good detail of the east bay including Weeks Bay, Blakely River, Point Clear, <b>D'Olives Bay, D'Olives Creek</b>, (<i>near present-day Daphne, Al.</i> ), Alabama City, and Newport. <br></br> Inset sailing directions carry this warning: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Caution: Sand and Pelican Is. are increasing in length and Pelican Channel is getting narrower every year… Pelican Bay is available only for vessels drawing less than 12 feet water. The entrance from outside should not be attempted without a pilot, nor can the state on the main channel be considered as permanent."</div> </br> Scale 1/80,000. Number 2344. <br></br> Publisher's attribution reads :<div class="indenttextblock"> "London, Published at the Admiralty 12th March 1862 under the Superintendence of Captn. Washington R.N.F.R.S. Hydrographer. Corrections Feb 72. Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for the Admiralty Charts 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill."</div>
3605Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George1872
Early Eldridge Harbor Chart of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport
Eldridge, George
1872
LOC:53
$650.00Eldridge--GeorgeEarly-Eldridge-Harbor-Chart-of-Salem--Beverly--Marblehead--Manchester--Gloucester--RockportScarce and early Eldridge coastal chart of Massachusetts from LYNN to HALIBUT POINT. Shows George Eldridge's (the founder) bold and distinctive style that mariners came to appreciate for its utility. <br></br> Includes the towns of Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Manchester, Gloucester, Cape Ann, Rockport, and Annisquam. Includes extensive sailing directions. <br></br> Dated within to 1872. Published by S. Thaxter & Son, 125 State Street, Boston. <br></br> George Eldridge (1821-1900) was a fisherman, coastal pilot, and cartographer who published charts and coast pilots, some with his son George W., from the mid 1800's until his death . The Eldridges published their own charts in competition with the U.S. Coast Survey.
3627Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1873
Antique Chart of Trinidad Harbor, California Humboldt County
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1873
LOC:88
$100.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Chart-of-Trinidad-Harbor--California-Humboldt-CountyRare harbor chart of Trinidad Harbor, in Humboldt County, California. With an attractive coastal elevation view of Trinidad Head, Prisoner's Rock and the entance to the harbor as seen from offshore. Contains sailing directions, tide tables, notes and more. We are unable to find this item online or on AMPR! <br></br> Manuscript notations and ink stamp by the U.S. Geological Survey are unusual and point to the authenticity and age of this chart.
896Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1873
Antique French Chart of the Straits of Florida and Bahamas
Depot de la Marine
1873
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$900.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Straits-of-Florida-and-BahamasAttractive antique French navigation chart covers the <b>Strait of Florida</b>, Grand Bahama Bank, Little Bahama Bank, and much of Cuba. Originally released in 1865 this edition was printed with updates in 1873 by France's Depot de la Marine. Includes the Florida Keys, the Tortugas, Great Abaco Island, Grand Bahama Island, Andros Island, and the Bahamian island chain as far south as Great Inagua Island. Named habitations include Tampa, Florida, and Havana, Cuba. <br></br> Perhaps the most signifcant feature of the map is the lack of settlements along Florida's east coast. Hydrographic features on the lower east coast include the Indian River, Jupiter Inlet, Biscayne Bay, and Hillsboro Inlet ("Entre de Hillsboro") but the sole settlement is <b>Fort Dallas</b>, established on Key Biscayne by the U.S. Navy in 1836 to prevent trade between the indigenous Seminole Indians and traders from Cuba and the West Indies. <br></br> Chart is a lithograph, based on U.S. and Spanish precursor charts, produced in 1873 by France's Depot de Cartes et Plans de la Marine, their official hydrographic agency.
398Coming Soon!DetailsFreeman, Josiah1873
Bark Ashore at Surfside
Freeman, Josiah
1873
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$220.00Freeman--JosiahBark-Ashore-at-SurfsideStereoview photo by Nantucket photographer Joseph Freeman of the sailing bark Minmaneuth aground near Miacomet Pond on Nantucket's south shore. The vessel was enroute from Rio de Janiero to Boston with 4000 bags of coffee when she came ashore. The Minmaneuth was lightened of its load and refloated. The grounding had a positive result in that it prompted construction of a lifesaving station at Surfside beach. The stereoview shows passengers, shaded by parasols, sitting atop bags of coffee as they wait for the rest of the cargo to be unloaded. <BR> </BR> The Nantucket Historical Association describes Freeman as the first of three great 19th century Nantucket photographers including Henry Wyer and Harry Platt. Josiah Freeman first opened a shop with David Coffin on the island in 1864 and remained in business until retirement in 1892. ( Historic Nantucket, Vol 35, no. 2 (Oct. 1987), p. 12-14)
663Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1874
The Harbor of Annapolis
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1874
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$750.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyThe-Harbor-of-AnnapolisFine orginal electrotype copperplate engraved nautical chart of Annapolis, Maryland and vicinity first published in 1846. On strong, thick paper with no folds. Coverage extends from Forked Creek and the Narrows at the North past Annapolis and terminates near Oyster Creek and the modern community of "Arundel on the Bay". Numerous soundings, lighthouses, bouys, and navigational hazards are noted. Electrotype copy no. 3 by G. Mathiot U.S.C.S. <br></br> Key named features include the Severn River, Kent Island, Greensberry's Neck, Annapolis, Fort Nonsense, Fort Madison, Mount Misery, Sullivan's Cove, Round Bay, Mt. Pleasant, St. Helena Island, Weem's Creek, Graveyard Creek, St. John's College, Spa Creek, Windmill Point, Horn Point, Cat Hole Creek, Black Walnut Creek, Thomas' Point, Price's Point, Whitehall Poplars, Whitehall Creek, Goose Pond, Sandy Point. <br></br> With sailing directions, tidal notes, and four attractive inset coastal profile panoramic views of the approaches to Annapolis featuring the state house as the primary point of reference. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1874 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies issued as part of an annual Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. With the circular stamp of the U.S. Coast Survey Depot. Number 385.
2527Coming Soon!DetailsWhitman and Breck1874
Plan of land in Orient Heights - Beachmont in Revere, Mass.
Whitman and Breck
1874
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$2,400.00Whitman-and-BreckPlan-of-land-in-Orient-Heights---Beachmont-in-Revere---Mass-Unrecorded heliotype plan or plat of land for sale in 1874 by the Boston Land Company in Orient Heights, Revere, Massachusetts- today's Beachmont neighborhood. Orient Heights is Boston's northernmost and northeasternmost neighborhood. <br></br> This early antique lot plan of Beachmont, is an unrecorded plan found nowhere else online. Bordered at the east by the Atlantic Ocean, the platted land lies with an area bounded by Endicott Avenue and Winthrop Avenue. Includes Bradstreet Avenue, Dudley Street, Sales Street, Cross Street, Crest Avenue, Bellingham Avenue and Leverett Avenue. <br></br> Other notable features include a proposed Boston Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad track and depot; the Orient Café surrounded by a small park; Sales Creek and a sand ridge. For each lot square footage and lot number are shown. <br></br> In upper right an inset small-scale map of other holdings of the Boston Land Company in Revere, Mass. with major roads, waterways and rail lines. <br></br> Surveyed by Whitman and Breck, 16 Water Street, Boston. Heliotype printed. A heliotype is a print produced by a “photomechanically produced plate for pictures or type made by exposing a gelatin film under a negative, hardening it with chrome alum, and printing directly from it.” (Source: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/heliotype)
3626Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1875
Early charts of ports on Adak and Amchitka in Aleutian Islands, Alaska
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1875
LOC:88
$85.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-charts-of-ports-on-Adak-and-Amchitka-in-Aleutian-Islands--AlaskaInteresting original US Coast Survey charts of harbors on two islands in Alaska, Adak and Amchitka, way out in the Bering Sea near the end of the Aleutian Island chain. Reason for publishing this scarce chart is likely because each harbor contains an indicated Astronomical Station. <br></br> Manuscript marginal notations in blue wax pencil. Rare to find old Coast Survey charts of this remote an area on such heavy paper. Chart is believed to be a file copy.
578Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Savannah River and Calibogue Sound
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
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$1,250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeSavannah-River-and-Calibogue-SoundA large, rolled, antique British Admiralty nautical chart of the Savannah River area, Georgia first issued in 1855 and corrected in 1862. This lithographed chart, although issued by the Admiralty Hydrographic Office in London, is based on work by the U.S. Coast Survey and is dated at bottom left to the edition of 1875. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation, and hazards are noted. <br></br> Named features on this antique nautical chart include Hilton Head Island, Daufuskie ( Daufuski ) Island, Tybee Island, Wilmington Island, McQueens Island, Cockspur Island, Argyle Island, Onslow Island, Hutchnison and Fig Islands; the towns/settlements of Savannah, Wassaw, Bonaventure; fortresses of Fort Jackson, Fort Pulaski, and Fort Thunderbolt; and the locations of Opossum Point, Stoddards House, Mongens House, and Spanish Wells. <br></br> The chart was first published at the Admiralty in London on July 1, 1861 under the superintendence of Captain Washington, R.N.: F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter, agent for the Admiralty Charts. 31 Poultry and 11 King Street Tower Hill (London). Number 2826. Price when issued was half a crown.
931Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1876
Gulf of Mexico New Orleans to Tampico Mexico
James Imray and Son
1876
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$3,550.00James-Imray-and-SonGulf-of-Mexico-New-Orleans-to-Tampico-MexicoA spectacular, huge (6' foot) antique British privately-published blueback nautical chart of the western Gulf of Mexico in very fine condition. Scarce to find this chart, especially an example kept in such great shape as this one. Chart coverage includes United States coastal areas from New Orleans, Louisiana trending west and then south to Tampico, Mexico. Contains the oval blue inked over-stamp that reads "James Imray and Son, 1876, London." <br></br> <b>Note:</b> Because of its large size the photo is stitched together from 2 halves. Some abberations in the image may appear. <br></br> This old chart is dotted with numeous inset large-scale charts of key ports and important bays, rivers and harbors including: Galveston, Texas; Atchafalya Bay, Louisiaana, Sabine Pass, Matagorga Bay, Rio Grande, and Tampico, Mexico. <br></br> During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. The practice was adopted as much for economics as any other reason. James Imray and Son was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart". <br></br> Outer blue paper contains yellow a large seller's label with the logo of James Imray amd Son. Price when sold 10 s.
3680Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1876
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco
James Imray and Son
1876
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$2,400.00James-Imray-and-SonWest-Coast-of-North-America-from-San-Blas-to-San-FranciscoSpectacular and large blueback nautical chart from <b>California's post Gold-Rush era</b> . Published five years before the establishment of the San Francisco Stock Exchange at 312 California Street, this antique sea-faring chart documents all the ports, harbors, and towns along the west coast of North America from Mendocino City, CA. to past Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and includes the Baja Peninsula with full coverage of all the areas surrounding <b>Cabo San Lucas</b> and <b>Mazatlan</b>, MX. <br></br> This blueback chart contains numerous inset charts including: San Francisco Bay; Santa Barbara; Bodega Bay; San Diego Bay; Ballena Bay; Mangles Road; San Jose del Cabo Bay; Tomales Bay; Magdalena Bay; San Lucas Bay; Mazatlan. <br></br> Verso consists of the original blue-paper backing as issued to strengthen the chart for its expected hard life at sea. Also on the verso is the orginal yellow publisher's label from the Imray firm that reads "COAST OF CALIFORNIA. James Imray and Son. London. Chart 135." <br></br> Due to changing conditions charts could become outdated quickly and it was important for mariners to understand the accuracy of their navigational charts. The British Admiralty and later the U.S. Coast Survey responded by recording the dates of each update on the map, in some cases maintaining a historical record of updates spanning many decades. Private publishers of sea charts fulfilled the same need by providing the date of the last update with an inked overstamp.
388Coming Soon!DetailsBell, Richard1877
Cruise of the U.S. Flagship Richmond
Bell, Richard
1877
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$2,400.00Bell--RichardCruise-of-the-U-S--Flagship-RichmondLarge antique lithographed naval poster, a momento from the Atlantic and Pacific cruise of the U.S. <b>wooden steam-sloop Richmond</b> during 1872 to 1877. This poster-sized lithograph documents the crew and ports of call for the Richmond from the time it was put on commission at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on November 18, 1872 until it was decomissioned at the Boston Navy Yard in September 1877. <BR> </BR> The Richmond had a long history of heroic service from the time it was launched in 1860. The sloop saw much action during the Civil War as part of the <b>Gulf Blockading Squadron</b> at the head of passes in the Mississippi River. The sloop was damaged during several engagments including an attack by David Farragut's squadron against Mobile bay, and an attack on Port Hudson. The valor of the crew on that vessel resulted in awards of the Medal of Honor to 32 marine guard and crew members, more than any other Union vessel in the Civil War. <BR> </BR> Lists the crew, oficers, and marine guard by name and rate. The print also contains a description of the ship's armaments and statistics: 259 feet length overall, draft 17.6 feet, engine, and much more. <BR> </BR> We have been unable to locate another copy anywhere of this print that was apparently designed as a souvenier for the ship's crew. Probably very few copies were printed as the officers, marine guard and crew totaled only about 300.<BR> </BR> Bottom section lists the numerous ports visted during the entire cruise of 60,583 1/4 miles with both arrival and departure dates. The cruise included a transit of the Strait of Magellan and visits to San Francisco and many other Pacific ports of call on the west coast of South and Central America. Compiled by Richard Bell, Yeoman. Printed by Rand, Avery and Company. Boston.<BR> </BR>
2504Coming Soon!DetailsRogers, Peet and Company1879
Birdseye view of New York City
Rogers, Peet and Company
1879
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$280.00Rogers--Peet-and-CompanyBirdseye-view-of-New-York-CityAntique 19th century oblique-angle bird’s-eye view of New York City centered prominently on Manhattan. This original small folding map depicts the Brooklyn Bridge, the Peet company’s building on Broadway, hundreds of boats and ships (sail and steam) in the Hudson and East Rivers. Contains a key to 24 different points of interest including Castle Garden, Washington Square, Cooper Union, Central Park, and Long Island Sound. <br></br> The map was a promotional vehicle for the clothing company of Rogers, Peet & Co. Verso contains a "Strangers’ Guide to New York." Top margin and right margin with alpha-numeric symbols keyed to the map legend. <br></br> Drawn by J.W. Williams and copyrighted 1879 by Root & Tinker. Printed with Mather's inks. Folded brochure measures 3.0 x 5.5".
3598Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1880
19th century cadastral survey of lands near Lake Weir, Florida
Anonymous
1880
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$500.00Anonymous19th-century-cadastral-survey-of-lands-near-Lake-Weir--Florida19th century manuscript cadastral survey map of lands near Lake Weir and Ocklawaha, Florida, about 16 miles southeast of Ocala. Ocklawaha, on the north coast of Lake Weir is notorious as the location where the Barker-Karpis gang also known as the <b>Ma Barker gang maintained a hideout</b> at 3250 East Highway C-25. On January 16, 1935 the FBI opened fire on the house killing Ma Barker and her son Fred. The house has recently been moved off the property. <br></br> Surveys of the Florida Peninsula from this era are scarce. <br></br> Named locations on this old survey include nearby Little Lake Weir, Bower Lake, Hamock Pond, Coon Pond, Silver Lake, Fig Lake, Saddleback Lake, Prospect Lake, and a railroad depot. Ocklawaha is not named. Dates on this MS map including 1880 and 1898 suggest usage of the map over a long period. Names of property owners include Mitchell, Cooper, Taylor, Williams, and many more. <br></br>
210Coming Soon!DetailsFreeman, Josiah1880
Stereoview- Nantucket.
Freeman, Josiah
1880
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$100.00Freeman--JosiahStereoview--Nantucket-Stereoview ca 1870-80 by Josiah Freeman of Nantucket. Scene looking out over Nantucket rooftops and gardens with a steam paddle wheeler rounding Brant Point Light House in the distance.<BR> </BR> The Nantucket Historical Association describes Freeman as the first of three great 19th century Nantucket photographers including Henry Wyer and Harry Platt. Josiah Freeman first opened a shop with David Coffin on the island in 1864 and remained in business until retirement in 1892. ( Historic Nantucket, Vol 35, no. 2 (Oct. 1987), p. 12-14)
1160Coming Soon!DetailsInman Steamship Company1880
Trade card for Inman Steamship Company
Inman Steamship Company
1880
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$110.00Inman-Steamship-CompanyTrade-card-for-Inman-Steamship-CompanyLate 19th-century lithographed trade card for the <b>Inman Steamship Company</b> ca. 1880. Three of the vessels depicted on the card carry the Inman Company flag. Along with the steamship which also flies the U.S. flag, one steam screw tug and one steam sidewheel tug show the Inman flag, with its red background, and a black diamond within a white quadrant at upper left. <br></br> Inman Steamship was one of the three largest 19th-century British passenger shipping companies on the North Atlantic ocean, along with the White Star Line and Cunard Line. Peter Wright and Sons were the line's general agent. <br></br> On the back of the card is information about the company and its ships, with a large portion of text aimed toward the <b>steerage</b> section. These five ships were in the Inman fleet at the time of printing <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>City of Chicago</li> <li>City of Berlin</li> <li>City of Richmond</li> <li>City of Chester</li> <li>City of Montreal</li> </ul> </div> No mention of the steamship "City of New York" suggests a date between 1875 and 1888. <br></br> By embracing new technology, the Inman Line was the first to show that unsubsidized ocean liners could profitably operate on the North Atlantic. With its first steamer, City of Glasgow of 1850, Inman led the drive to replace wood-hulled paddle steamers with iron-hulled ships equipped with screw propulsion. In 1852, Inman established that steerage passengers could be transported in steamships. Inman's City of Paris of 1866 was the first screw liner that could match the speed of the paddlers.
1240Coming Soon!DetailsCincinnati and New Orleans Passenger Line1880
Trade card for Steamboat Charles Morgan
Cincinnati and New Orleans Passenger Line
1880
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$180.00Cincinnati-and-New-Orleans-Passenger-LineTrade-card-for-Steamboat-Charles-MorganVery interesting and rare antique trade card for the side-wheel <b>steamboat Charles Morgan</b> of the Cincinnati and New Orleans Passenger Line. Built in 1873 and burned in Cincinnati in 1886, the Charles Morgan is well known for having Samuel Clemens a.k.a. Mark Twain as a passenger in 1882 when Clemens took a nostalgic tour to revisit places along the Mississippi River that he had visited in his previous occupation as a riverboat pilot. <br><br/> Front of the card contains an image resembing the steamer Charles Morgan. Verso contains the names and distances for approximately 100 of the steamboat stops along the route from Cincinnati to New Orleans, a total. distance of 1440 miles. <br><br/> The Charles Morgan was named for its owner, shipping tycoon Charles Morgan (1795-1878). Morgan moved to New York City at the age of fourteen and began a ship chandlery and import business which lead to investments in merchant shipping and ironworks and to management of several lines of sailing and steam packets trading with the South and the West Indies. He was also both partner and rival of Cornelius Vanderbilt in attempts to establish an isthmian transit across Nicaragua in the 1850s. <br><br/> Morgan City, Louisiana was named after Charles Morgan.
1162Coming Soon!DetailsNew York and Sea Beach Railroad1881
Antique Schedule for the New York and Sea Beach Railroad
New York and Sea Beach Railroad
1881
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$90.00New-York-and-Sea-Beach-RailroadAntique-Schedule-for-the-New-York-and-Sea-Beach-RailroadScarce antique folding trade card / schedule for 1881, the inaugural year for service by Iron Steamboat to Coney Island. With a purple ink hand-stamp: <b>"1881. IRON BOATS. 1881."</b>. Front cover contains a drawing of Sea Beach Palace, the terminus of the New York and Sea Beach Railroad at <b>Coney Island</b>. Back cover with a colorful scene of Bay Ridge Landing with the steamboat "Idlewild" docked. <br></br> The <b>Iron Steamboat Company of New Jersey</b> (1881-1932) provided ferry service between Manhattan and Coney Island in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The original fleet consisted of seven iron-hulled, multi-deck, coal-fired sidewheel steamboats, divided into twelve watertight compartments. Each boat was named after a constellation--the Cygnus, the Cepheus, the Cetus, the Pegasus, the Perseus, the Sirius and the Taurus. An early advertisement for the fleet boasted "They Cannot Burn – They Will Not Sink". (Cudahy, Brian J.<a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=FtUzg07N0wwC" target="_blank"> "How we Got to Coney Island". </a>Fordham University Press. 2002.) <br></br> Folded card with 4 sections. Printed by Donaldson Brothers, Five Points, New York.
559Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1883
Pacific Coast Pilot Alaska Part I
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1883
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$495.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPacific-Coast-Pilot-Alaska-Part-IU.S. Coast Pilot of a portion of the Alaskan coast c 1883. An increasingly scarce late 19th century volume. With 16 folding lithographed charts and 13 folding sheets of views on thin onion-skin type paper all in excellent nearly pristine condition. Total of 331 pages includes over 200 pages of detailed sailing directions, several indexes, notes on name pronunciation, meteorological tables and sailing distances. <br><br/> Manuscript fly page inscription dated July 22, 1887 by Edwin H. Abbot, Milwaukee, Wis. Original half leather with marbled boards and gold embossed spine. Boards cleanly detached but still present. U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. J.E. Hilgard, Superintendent. Washington 1883.
2517Coming Soon!DetailsBoston Photo Electro. Co.1883
An Exact Draught of Bostone harbour