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226Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous 
Helfricht's label
Anonymous
$20.00AnonymousHelfricht-s-labelOld antique maritime nautical mapsellers label by Helfricht
512Coming Soon!DetailsOrtelius, Abraham1598
America sive Novus Orbis
Ortelius, Abraham
1598
$390.00Ortelius--AbrahamAmerica-sive-Novus-OrbisSmall decorative map of North and South America, from the Philippe Galle edition of the miniature Ortelius atlas, Epitome Theatri Orteliani. Latin text on verso.
880Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1702
Nicolas de Fer's Map of Canada and New France
de Fer, Nicolas
1702
$1,200.00de-Fer--NicolasNicolas-de-Fer-s-Map-of-Canada-and-New-FranceFirst state of two (1702) of Nicolas de Fer's early map of the eastern half of North America ( the second state dates to 1705 ). This antique copper-plate engraved map is characterized by an emphasis on French territories and discoveries. The placement of the <b>Mississippi River</b> is drawn hundreds of miles to the west of its actual geographic location, entering the Gulf of Mexico just above the Rio Grande River ( "Rio Bravo" ). The<b> Louisiana Territory</b> is identified as "la Louisianne" and notably the interior of most of the area west of the Atlantic Coast is labeled "Canada, ou Nouvelle France". The Florida Peninsula is labeled "Presque Isle de Tegeste", a name that dates back at least to 1571 when Velasco referred to the area as "Tequesta" in his "Geografia de las Indias". <br></br> Contains detailed locations for native American tribes and villages including the Tunica, Natchez, Iroquois, Algonquin, and Sioux. Numerous French forts that existed in the Mississippi Valley region are identified including Fort du Prudhomme, Fort Sauvage, and Fort de Crevecoer. Cities that de Fer identifed include Havana, Cuba; New York, St. Augustine, Port Royal, Jamestown, Quebec, and Boston, <br></br> This antique map was produced by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720) and was published in de Fer's atlas: "L'atlas curieux, ou Le monde réprésenté dans des cartes générales et particulières du ciel et de la terre… et orné par des plans et descriptions des villes capitales et principales ..." <br></br> Publication details are found In the lower right corner : <div class="indenttextblock">" A Paris. Chez l'Autheur dans l'Isle du Palais sur le Quay de l'Orloge a la Sphere Royale. Avec Privilege du Roy. 1702. " </div>
892Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1736
Antique Chart of Port Royal Harbor, South Carolina
Moll, Herman
1736
$500.00Moll--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.
584Coming Soon!DetailsHomann Heirs1743
Americae Mappa Generalis
Homann Heirs
1743
$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
$475.00Bellin--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
$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
$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.
1109Coming Soon!DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1752
Partie Superieur de la Louisiane
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
1752
$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
$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.
1083Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1757
Antique French Map and Plan of Boston, Massachusetts
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1757
$475.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-French-Map-and-Plan-of-Boston--MassachusettsOne of the earliest obtainable town plans of <b>Boston, Massachusetts</b>. This antique French plan shows the area as it was 12 years before the American Revolutionary War. This fine copper-plate engraved plan from Bellin's Histoire General des Voyages shows the <b>back bay</b> as a true bay, before it was filled and built up in the 19th century. Includes <b>Charles Town</b> across the bay. <br></br> In Boston Bay the key features are an anchorage, Ronde Island, and a single dotted line denoting the navigational channel. Very sparse soundings and hydrographic details. Includes at left an index of 16 locations identified alphabetically on the map. </br> <b> These 16 key locations include:</b> <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <span style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>2 batterys, each with 25 pieces of cannon </li> <li> Two Presbyterian churches</li> <li>A Quaker church </li> <li>An Anabaptist church</li> <li>The armory</li> <li>A wharf </li> <li>The powder magazine </li> <li> A "Petit Bassin qui asseche de basse mer" (the Back Bay area)</li> <li> The fortified and defended city gate</li> </span> </ul> </div>
1111Coming Soon!DetailsLondon Magazine1761
A New Map of Louisiana and the River Mississipi from the Sea to Bayagoulas
London Magazine
1761
$375.00London-MagazineA-New-Map-of-Louisiana-and-the-River-Mississipi--from-the-Sea-to-BayagoulasDetailed antique map of the Mississippi River Delta taken from Thomas Jefferys' larger three-part map of the vicinity of New Orleans. Captures a point in time before subsidence and the rising sea level caused the loss of many hundred thousand acres of Louisiana land to the sea. <br></br> Bayou Lafourche is named "Cheimachas River" ; in contemporaneous French documents the waterway, once a distributary stream of the Mississippi River, was called "Bayou Lafourche des Chitimachas" after the Chitimacha Indians who inhabited land near present day Donaldsonville. The map shows the course of the Mississippi from Bayagoulas near the present-day town of Bayou Goula in Iberville Parish, Louisiana to Fort la Balise, which defended the entrance and channel of the river. <br></br> Contains very intersting notations including "Forest of Holms Fit for Ship Building" ("holm" refers to evergreen oak trees- probably the southern live oak ) and "Tchaouachas where Marshall de Bellisle had his grant". The latter notation near upper Plaquemine Parish refers to François Simars de Bellisle, first an officer of the French West Indies Company who wandered south-east Texas and Louisiana as a indian captive and slave from 1719 - 1721. In 1753 de Bellisle became a member of the Superior Council of Louisiana and served as town commander of New Orleans. <br></br> An important feature of this map is the depiction of the ruins of Fort La Boulaye the First Settlement made in 1700. This fort, located on the eastern bank of the Mississippi River about fifty miles from the Gulf of Mexico, was established by Pierre Le Moyne d'Iberville in 1700 and was abandoned about seven years later. In 1933 the remains of Fort La Boulaye were discovered near present-day Phoenix, Louisiana, in Plaquemines Parish.
642Coming Soon!DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Piano della Citta e Porto di Sant Agostino
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
$575.00Masi--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 Gazzatiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.
643Coming Soon!DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Piano del Porto e degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola.
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
$575.00Masi--Tommaso-Gio-Piano-del-Porto-e-degli-Stabilimenti-di-Pensacola-Beautifully 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 ws one of the first to map Pensacola Bay. <br></br> Orignally published in the Gazzatiere 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.
858Coming Soon!DetailsUniversal Magazine1764
Antique engraved elevation view of Pensacola, Florida
Universal Magazine
1764
$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.
1069Coming Soon!DetailsTirion, Isaac1769
Maps of French Colonial New Orleans and the Mississippi River
Tirion, Isaac
1769
$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
1049Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1774
Large antique French sea chart of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico
Depot de la Marine
1774
$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)
1101Coming Soon!Detailsde Vaugondy, Robert1774
Carte de La Californie et des Pays Nord Ouest
de Vaugondy, Robert
1774
$475.00de-Vaugondy--RobertCarte-de-La-Californie-et-des-Pays-Nord-OuestTwo maps of the West Coast of North America, from the Strait of Anian to Cabo San Lucas and the southern tip of Baja California in Mexico. The work by Vaugondy consists of comparative geography from two maps derived from Mercator (1612) and Petrus Plancius (1641). The larger map (by Mercator) shows the Strait of Anian, Anian Regnum, Quivira Regnum, the Sierra Nevada mountains, and Nova Albion. Includes over 30 coastal place names, including Cabo Mendocino, San Miguel (San Diego), Cape Fortuna, and Laguna de los Apostolos. On both maps the lower end of the Baja Peninsula, Cabo San Lucas is referred to as "Cabo Califonia" but only on the larger map is northwestern Mexico called "Nova Granada". <br></br> The smaller inset map (by Planicus) also shows the Strait of Anian, and depicts an open sea above, suggesting a Northwest Passage in the Arctic Circle. The northwest coastline on North America differs radically, and only Anian Regnum and Quivira Regnum are located, the latter considerably south of the location on the larger map. The smaller map includes a similar number of coastal placenames including Cabo Blanco , Cabo de San Francisco and los Farilones (the Farralon islands).
567Coming Soon!DetailsSayer, Robert and Bennett, John1776
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America
Sayer, Robert and Bennett, John
1776
$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
$3,300.00Le-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
$8,000.00Depot-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
$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.
1172Coming Soon!DetailsGentlemans Magazine1779
Revolutionary War era chart of Delaware Bay and River
Gentlemans Magazine
1779
$225.00Gentlemans-MagazineRevolutionary-War-era-chart-of-Delaware-Bay-and-RiverSmall antique chart of Delaware Bay and River. Derived from the larger chart of Delaware Bay and River up to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Joshua Fisher (1707-1783) in 1776. Shows the location of a Pilot's Town near Cape Henlopen. Identifies the ship channels from Cape May and Cape James up the Delaware River past Salem Mass., Wilmington, Newcastle, and Chester to the small town of Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Key features include Mud Island, the Schuylkill River, Stony Point, Egg Island Flats, Fortescues Island, Cold Spring Inlet, Turtle Gut Inlet, and Rehoboth Bay. The mouths of numerous creeks are named including Clark's Ditch, Motherkiln Creek, and Nantuxet Creek. <br></br> Published in the "Gentleman's Magazine", July 1779, volume 49, page 369. <br></br> Joshua Fisher's early chart of Delaware Bay from the Sea-Coast to Reedy-Island was published during the French & Indian War, and was immediately suppressed by the Assembly, fearing that its falling into enemy hands would make Philadelphia a target of the French navy. Fisher's chart showed the lower part of the bay and was intended to be used as a navigational aid for ships sailing toward Philadelphia. In 1775, Fisher produced an expanded chart that showed the bay and the Delaware River to just beyond Philadelphia. This was the most important map of the bay and river in the 18th century.
568Coming Soon!DetailsPonce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.1784
Époques de l'établissement des Européens dans les États Unis
Ponce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.
1784
$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".
812Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1796
A Correct Chart of the West Coast of North America
Malham, John
1796
$275.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-Coast-of-North-AmericaAntique small-scale copperplate map / chart published by Spotswood and Nacrede from Boston in September, 1796 in Malham's Naval Gazetteer. <br></br> Coverage includes Alaska and the Northwest Pacific coast. This chart is among the earliest charts printed in America to focus on the Northwest American Coast. 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> From the earliest U.S. printed edition of the Naval Gazetteer. Much less detail and fewer place names than the later 1801 edition, those names reflecting the explorations conducted during that period not the least of which were the observations of British naval Captain George Vancouver which were published in 1798. <br></br> This sea chart comes from an antique nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States. <br></br> Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).
721Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Antique 1782 Plan of San Diego, California
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
$550.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupAntique-1782-Plan-of-San-Diego--CaliforniaTwo engraved antique nautical charts on one page of the harbors of San Diego, 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 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.
419Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the West India Islands engraved for Malham's Naval Gazeteer
Malham, John
1797
$275.00Malham--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>
846Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Antique French Chart of San Francisco Bay, California
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
$650.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupAntique-French-Chart-of-San-Francisco-Bay--CaliforniaThis antique French chart is the earliest available chart (1797) for collectors of the San Francisco Bay area, in California. The map was produced by Jean François Galaup la Perouse after a 10 day exploration of the San Francisco area in 1786 and published posthumously in 1797. Earlier manuscript charts do exist, by Cañizares in 1776 and 1781, but these are extremely rare and generally not available to collectors. <br></br> A legend with 20 items is keyed to locations on the map including "Presidio de San Francisco", Mission de San Francisco", "Ile de Alcatraces" ( Alcatraz Island ), and "Pte. de Reyes". Depth soundings and anchorages are marked generally in the lower bay only. <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 33.
79Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1801
A Correct Chart of the East Coast of North America
Malham, John
1801
$200.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-East-Coast-of-North-AmericaAntique small-scale copper-plate chart by John Malham. Coverage includes from the North Coast of Cuba, Florida and Bahamas past the Grand Bank to Labrador. Both lattitude and longitude are clearly marked as well as numerous rhumb lines. Direction of prevailing current flow of the "Florida Stream" is shown by arrows. This later 1801 version of Malham's 1796 chart includes the label "St. Georges Bank, for that well-known fishing area, a feature missing from the earlier chart. <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).
80Coming Soon!DetailsMalham, John1801
A Correct Chart of the West Coast of North America
Malham, John
1801
$225.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-Coast-of-North-AmericaAntique copperplate map / chart published 1801 by Rev. John Malham in Malham's Naval Gazetteer. Coverage includes the Northwest Pacific coasts. 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 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).
691Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Jean Nicolas1807
Charleston, South Carolina 1780
Buache, Jean Nicolas
1807
$350.00Buache--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.
597Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Jean Nicolas1807
Ile de New-York Partie de Long-Island ou de l'Ile Longue
Buache, Jean Nicolas
1807
$420.00Buache--Jean-NicolasIle-de-New-York-Partie-de-Long-Island-ou-de-l-Ile-LongueDetailed topographic map of New York, Long Island and surrounding areas with positions of American and British military forces during the Battle of Brooklyn during August 22-27, 1776. This antique copperplate engraved map is attributed to J.N. Buache and includes many nautical points of interest, as during that period access from the sea was often faster than by land. <br></br> Named features include Fort Independence, Fort Lee, Hudson River, York Bay, Oyster Bay, Hell Gate, Governor's Island, the East River, Staten Island, Bergen, Flushing, Brooklyn, East Chester and West Chester. Numerous roads and the position of several named ships are also noted including the Roebuck, the Rose, the Greyhound, and the Thunder. <br></br> From John Marshall's "Vie de George Washington". Plate VII.
1145Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1818
Boca y Barra Del Rio Nasau
Direccion Hidrografia
1818
$675.00Direccion-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
$500.00Blondeau--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
$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
$400.00Melish--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
$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."
384Coming Soon!DetailsPilie, Joseph1828
Plan of the Front Part of the City of New Orleans in 1818.
Pilie, Joseph
1828
$210.00Pilie--JosephPlan-of-the-Front-Part-of-the-City-of-New-Orleans-in-1818-This scarce plan by city surveyor Gilbert Joseph Pilie depicts the Mississippi River waterfront along New Orleans' French Quarter in 1818. Shows the Mississippi River levees, wharves, and a few buildings along the first block fronting the river. 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 Custom House Street) and Jackson Square is simply named "Public Square". Signed by Jh. Pilie, New Orleans, Nov. 15th, 1827.<BR> </BR> From the "Memorial of the Mayor, Aldermen and Inhabitants of New Orleans". 20th Congress, 1st Session. Washington: Gales & Seaton, 1828.
590Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1841
Pensacola Harbor
Blunt, E and G.W.
1841
$270.00Blunt--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
$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
$1,900.00Depot-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
$600.00U-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. 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, trimmed paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <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.
1138Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1850
Antique Rolled Chart of Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1850
$1,400.00U-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> This chart was printed 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. 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
$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.
958Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Delaware Bay
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
$175.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Delaware-BayAntique nautical chart of Delaware Bay from the Blunts in their 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot, published in 1850. This old chart is a reduced size version of a hydrographic chart originally published by the U.S. Coast Survey. <br></br> Extends from Reedy Point at the north end of Delaware Bay (near Salem, NJ) to Hen and Chickens shoal offshore of Cape Henlopen and Cape May, New Jersey. <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 at that time.
959Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Portland Harbor, Maine
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
$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
$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
$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.
966Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Antique chart of the Isles of Shoals in Massachusetts and New Hampshire
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
$150.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Antique-chart-of-the-Isles-of-Shoals-in-Massachusetts-and-New-HampshireAntique antebellum nautical chart of the islands comprising the <b>Isles of Shoals</b> offshore the town of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Published by well known American publisher's of nautical charts and sailing directions, Edmund and George Blunt. Dated within the bottom attribution at 1850. Blunt's chart is probably the earliest hydrographic chart to focus solely on the Isles of Shoals. <br></br> There are nine islands that make up the Isles of Shoals, not all are named in Blunt's chart. In Maine the islands are: <b>Appledore ("Hog Island")</b>, Duck, Lunging ("Londoners"), Malaga (not named by Blunt), Smuttynose, and Cedar. In New Hampshire there are Seaveys (not named by Blunt), Star, and White. On Star Island, <b>Gosport</b> (not named by Blunt) is shown as simply three structures and a church, but the chart does show the breakwater built in 1821 between Smuttynose and Cedar Islands. <br></br> From the 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts, published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publishers of navigational charts in the United States in the mid 19th century. Page 41.
1039Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1850
Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
Blunt, E and G.W.
1850
$75.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Charleston-Harbor--South-CarolinaAntique harbor chart (1850) for Charleston, South Carolina from the <b>Blunt's "American Coast Pilot" </b>. Noted features include Sullivan's Island, Rebellion Road, Light House Island, and Breach Inlet. Numerous beacons, depth soundings and countour lines are recorded. <br></br> <hr /> Special attention is due <b>Castle Pinckney</b> on Shutes Folly island shown between Charleston and Hog Island. "Fort Pinckney", the original log and earthen fort, named after the Revolutionary War hero Charles Pinckney, was built beginning in 1797 and was intended to protect the city from a possible naval attack. The log fort was destroyed by a severe hurricane in September 1804. A replacement brick-and-mortar structure called "Castle Pinckney" was erected in 1809 and was garrisoned throughout the War of 1812, but it saw no action. <br></br> By the late 1850s, Castle Pinckney was part of a array of defensive positions in the harbor, which included the strategically placed Forts Sumter and Moultrie, and other, smaller fortifications. In 1860, Castle Pinckney's artillery included fourteen 24-pounders, four 42-pounders, four 8-inch howitzers, and one 10-inch mortar. <br></br> On December 27, 1860, one week after South Carolina seceded from the Union, the fort was surrendered to South Carolina (S.C.) militia by its small U.S. Army garrison, which retired to Fort Sumter to join Major Robert Anderson. Castle Pinckney became the first Federal military installation seized forcefully by a Southern state government. <hr /> <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.
1007Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Coast Survey Atlas (Sketches for the 1851 Annual Report)
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
$550.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCoast-Survey-Atlas-(Sketches-for-the-1851-Annual-Report)About 57 plates (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 residence fo agents selling Coast Survey charts. Size: 9" x 22". On better paper.
970Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1851
Antique antbellum chart of Long Island Sound
Blunt, E and G.W.
1851
$185.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Antique-antbellum-chart-of-Long-Island-SoundAntique antebellum nautical chart of the coasts and islands comprising <b>Long Island Sound.</b> Coverage includes parts of the coasts of New York, Connecticut, and Rhode Island. Key features include Block Island, Fisher Island, <b>Mystic</b>, New London, New Haven, Darien, Stamford, Oyster Bay, Great Peconie Bay, Sag Harbor, Gardiners Bay, and Montauk Point. With numerous soundings, aids to navigation and, navigational hazards. Dated within at 1851. <br></br> With an inset map at upper right of New York City with <b>Manhattan</b>, the North River and East River. <br></br> From the 16th edition of the American Coast Pilot with other harbor charts, published by Edmund and George W. Blunt from New York. The Blunts were the most prolific private publishers of navigational charts in the United States in the mid 19th century. Page 41.
1097Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1851
Antique U.S. Navy Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1851
$1,900.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-U-S--Navy-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed 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>
27Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, Edmund1852
North East Coast of North America (Blueback)
Blunt, Edmund
1852
$175.00Blunt--EdmundNorth-East-Coast-of-North-America-(Blueback)Large, small-scale ante-bellum antique blueback nautical chart of northeast U.S. coast by E & G.W. Blunt. This 158 year old well-used blueback chart of U.S. northeast coast reveals a long and full life. <BR> </BR> Coverage from Nova Scotia past New York city including Georges Shoal and Little Georges. Coastal detail shown with fine lines. Copious soundings off coasts of New Jersey and NYC. One faint manuscript calculation on this blueback chart that could easily be erased. <BR> </BR> For more information on the evolution of blueback charts we recommend this book by Susanna Fisher: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.regattapress.com/The_Makers_of_the_Blueback_Chart.html">The Makers of Blueback Charts.</a>
382Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1853
Lake Pontchartrain Harbour and Breakwater
Anonymous
1853
$350.00AnonymousLake-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:
664Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1853
City of San Francisco, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1853
$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.
1090Coming Soon!DetailsRobiquet, Aime1856
Antique French chart of the California coast and Baja Peninsula
Robiquet, Aime
1856
$2,100.00Robiquet--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
1099Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1859
Entrance to San Francisco Bay California 1859
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1859
$3,000.00U-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
$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.
607Coming 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
$650.00U-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 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.
542Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1866
New York Bay and Harbor. Chart 20.
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1866
$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
$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 (Wooldbride 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 Stret, 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/>
840Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1868
Antique Admiralty Nautical Chart of San Diego Bay to Cape Mendocino California
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1868
$2,100.00British-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 Hydorgrapher 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.
1027Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the Union Naval Gunboat Nipsic
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the-Union-Naval-Gunboat-NipsicSOLD<br></br> Color lithograph of the 836-ton U.S. Navy screw gunboat Nipsic, launched June 1863 at Portsmouth Naval Yard in Kittery, Maine. In late 1863 and early 1864 Nipsic engaged in operations against Murrell's Inlet and Georgetown, South Carolina. In June 1864, she captured a sailing blockade runner. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
1028Coming Soon!DetailsWoolsey, W.B.1869
Lithograph of the U.S. Naval Frigate Wabash
Woolsey, W.B.
1869
$35.00Woolsey--W-B-Lithograph-of-the--U-S--Naval-Frigate-WabashSOLD<br></br> Attractive color lithograph of the 4808-ton U.S. Navy steam screw frigate Wabash. The Wabash was launched from Philadelphia Navy Yard in October 1855. During 1861 Wabash blockaded the Confederacy's Atlantic Coast and engaged in the capture of Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina, and Port Royal, South Carolina. The Wabash was flagship of the South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, an active force in the Blockade of Charleston, S.C., in 1862-64. She paricipated in the December 1864 and January 1865 assaults on Fort Fisher, North Carolina. </br></br> From Charles Boynton's "The History of the Navy during the Rebellion". Printed by Major and Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing, and Lithograph Company, 71 Broadway, New York.
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
$575.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyWestern-Coast-of-U-S--from-San-Francisco-to-Umpquah-(Umpqua)-RiverAntique nautical chart of the western coast of California focused on the Pacific coastline between San Francisco, California 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 engraved inset coastal elevation views 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 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 1869 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 by Mathiot.
581Coming Soon!DetailsHydrographic Office of the Admiralty1871
Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear
Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty
1871
$1,800.00Hydrographic-Office-of-the-AdmiraltyAlbemarle-Sound-to-Cape-FearAntique, rolled, British Admiralty sea chart of the coast of North Carolina. 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.
1041Coming Soon!DetailsHydrographic Office of the Admiralty1871
1871 Chart of the Outer Banks, Albemarle Sound to Cape Fear
Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty
1871
$2,000.00Hydrographic-Office-of-the-Admiralty1871-Chart-of-the-Outer-Banks--Albemarle-Sound-to-Cape-FearAntique, rolled, British Admiralty sea chart of North Carolina Outer Banks. 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
$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>
896Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1873
Antique French Chart of the Straits of Florida and Bahamas
Depot de la Marine
1873
$1,220.00Depot-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
$270.00Freeman--JosiahBark-Ashore-at-SurfsideStereoview phoby 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
$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.
578Coming Soon!DetailsHydrographic Office of the Admiralty1875
Savannah River and Calibogue Sound
Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty
1875
$1,850.00Hydrographic-Office-of-the-AdmiraltySavannah-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
$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> 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, Sabine Pass, Matagorga Bay, Rio Grande, and Tampico. <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.
388Coming Soon!DetailsBell, Richard1877
Cruise of the U.S. Flagship Richmond
Bell, Richard
1877
$2,400.00Bell--RichardCruise-of-the-U-S--Flagship-RichmondLarge antique lithographed vaval 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>
210Coming Soon!DetailsFreeman, Josiah1880
Stereoview- Nantucket.
Freeman, Josiah
1880
$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)
1164Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1880
Antique trade card for the sloop yacht Emma Wicks
Anonymous
1880
$125.00AnonymousAntique-trade-card-for-the-sloop-yacht-Emma-WicksRare antique lithographed trade card for the sloop yacht "Emma Wicks" ca. 1880. Captain Charles Adams & Jason Wicks advertised that "parties desiring a pleasant sail on the ocean or bays or to Cape May, or Long Beach will be cheerfully accommodated." <br></br> The illustration is of a moonlit night regatta of small gaff-rigged <b>catboats</b> off Long Island Light, Boston Harbor. Catboats are characterized by their simplicity, ease of handling, shallow draft, and large capacity. Historically, the origin of the catboat type was in New York around 1840. Cat-rigged boats were used for fishing and transport in the coastal waters around Cape Cod, Narragansett Bay, New York and New Jersey. Size is about 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Verso blank.
1160Coming Soon!DetailsInman Steamship Company1880
Trade card for Inman Steamship Company
Inman Steamship Company
1880
$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.
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
$140.00New-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.
354Coming Soon!DetailsNaval War Records Office1881
Mouths of Roanoke River
Naval War Records Office
1881
$45.00Naval-War-Records-OfficeMouths-of-Roanoke-RiverOld nautical map from 1881 depicting Union defenses near Plymouth N.C. on the Roanoke River during the attack of Confederate ironclad gunboats in 1864. Notable features Batchelors Bay, Warren Neck, Fort Gray, Fort Wessells, Fort Williams, and the location of the wreck of the USS Southfield.<BR> </BR> From "Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion". United States. Naval War Records Office, United States. Printed by The Norris Peters Co., Photo-Litho, Washington, D.C.
133Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1882
Track Chart Norddentsher Lloyd, Bremen
Anonymous
1882
$125.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Norddentsher-Lloyd--BremenSmall ship's track chart / nautical map of Atlantic Ocean produced by the Norddentsher Lloyd shipping company that was used by a passenger to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily position and miles made good on a voyage from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to England between August 31 and September 8, 1887 with a Captain Richler. With an inset of a steamer underway.
559Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1883
Pacific Coast Pilot Alaska Part I
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1883
$895.00U-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.
158Coming Soon!DetailsMugnier, George Francois1884
Lower Levee, Shipping
Mugnier, George Francois
1884
$200.00Mugnier--George-FrancoisLower-Levee--ShippingHandsome, detailed, antique albumen cabinet card by New Orleans photographer George Francois Mugnier, taken early in his career circa 1884. Subjects are several 3-masted sailing vessels docked at a New Orleans wharf. Vessel closest to the wharf has sails partially unfurled, possibly to allow them to dry. Also, in the far backround a sailor is seen climbing the rigging of another ship. <BR> </BR> The ship farthest from the wharf can be identified under magnification as the "Glen Grant". On the Canadian Heritage on-line reference library we find 5 voyages by a vessel named "Glen Grant" (official # 69115) to the U.S. Gulf Coast including a round-trip voyage from England to a single Gulf port, unnamed, departing September 1882, returning March 1883. It is possible that this photo was taken during that voyage by Mugnier. <BR> </BR> Bottom of photo reads: "Mugnier, Photographer Exchange Place N.O. La." Mugnier (1855-1936) achieved fame as a photographer with his 1885 photographs of the World's Industrial and Cotton Centennial Exposition in New Orleans. Number 538. Blank, pinkish verso.
1130Coming Soon!DetailsOcean Steamship Company of Savannah1886
Antique Trade Card for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah Georgia
Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah
1886
$180.00Ocean-Steamship-Company-of-SavannahAntique-Trade-Card-for-the-Ocean-Steamship-Company-of-Savannah-GeorgiaVery scarce trade card for the Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah. This antique trade card records the names of steamships and their sailing dates for this Savannah, Georgia based shipping company. <br></br> The Ocean Steamship Company of Savannah was founded in 1872 with passenger and cargo service between the cotton export port of Savannah, Georgia and the northern export ports of New York and Boston. This company was a subsidiary of the Central of Georgia Railway and was integral in moving cotton from Georgia and Alabama to New York and Boston, Massachusetts over the next seventy years. <br></br> Steamships listed on the card include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>City of Augusta</li> <li>Chattahoochee></li> <li>Nacooche></li> <li>Tallahassee></li> <li>City of Savannah></li> </ul> </div> Sailing dates listed on the back of the card are for routes from New York to Savannah, GA. during November 1886.
980Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1887
Antique chart of Cuttyhunk to Block Island with Narragansett Bay
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1887
$1,000.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-chart-of-Cuttyhunk-to-Block-Island-with-Narragansett-BayLarge, original, antique rolled nautical chart of the New England coast (1887) including Narragansett Bay. Superb condition. Coverage includes the northern tip of Block Island and extends from Perrysville/Point Judith/Wakefield westward to past the <b>Hen and Chickens light vessel</b> and <b>Cuttyhunk Lighthouse</b>. This original navigation chart includes the surrounding bays, rivers, and islands of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and <b>Rhode Island</b>. Manuscript notations in ink on the verso indicate this chart was one of two purchased in 1887 for the ship "Asia". The old maritime chart shows fine detail and will display beautifully. <BR> </BR> Key geographic features include Fall River, Sakonnet River, Conanicut Island, East Tern Passage, and Mt. Hope Bay. Noted points of interest include Providence, Bristol, Warren, Newport, Wickford, East Greenwich, Apponaug, the Old Colony and Newport RR, and Brenton's Reef Light Vessel. Contains a table of lighthouses and a tide table as well as notations about lightships, soundings, and bottom abbreviations. <BR> </BR> First produced by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in 1876, this chart was reprinted in 1887 with corrections to the aids to navigation. Contains great detail of topographic and hydrographic features with hundreds of soundings and numerous aids to navigation. <BR> </BR> With the circular logo of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Chart number 113. Electrotype copy No. 9. Price 40 cents when issued.
1218Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1889
Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company pass for 1888
Anonymous
1889
$70.00AnonymousBoston-and-Gloucester-Steamboat-Company-pass-for-1888An antique Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company annual pass for the year 1888. On green card stock. Issued as number 116. Valid until January 1, 1889. Ship's wheel decoration with the date "1888". <br></br> Boston and Gloucester Steamboat company began year round service in 1870 and continued operating between Boston and Gloucester until 1926 when they ceased operations. Steamboats from the line included the "Ella Knight", "George Chaffee", "City of Gloucester", and the "Cape Ann" a steel-hulled propellor driven vessel of 171 feet in length. <br></br> Text on the verso of this antique pass with rules and stipulation for use of the pass.
108Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1889
Goat Island Ledge
Anonymous
1889
$45.00AnonymousGoat-Island-LedgeCorps of Engineers survey map shows Goat Island, Great Island, and Seavy's Island and a marked 'sailing course' through the nearby waters. Land areas identified through neat orange hachuring.
1219Coming Soon!DetailsThaxter, Samuel and Son1890
Samuel Thaxter and Son, Boston, trade card
Thaxter, Samuel and Son
1890
$175.00Thaxter--Samuel-and-SonSamuel-Thaxter-and-Son--Boston--trade-cardScarce trade card for the Boston, Massachusetts firm of Samuel Thaxter and Son. Samuel Thaxter was an importer and manufacturer of nautical and optical instruments. Thaxter was the publisher of Eldridge's charts and coast pilots, and an agent for U.S. Coast Survey charts and books. During this period, they operated from a store at 125 State Street, Boston. <br></br> Samuel Thaxter and Sons sold sextants, charts, compasses, binnacles, levels, and other nautical items that occasionally are found on the antiques market today. <br></br> Absence of red overprinting of a new address at bottom of card suggests a date between 1880 and 1900. Verso carries the following historical information about the firms' genesis:<br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> <b>One Hundred Years Under One Sign</b> <br></br> (From the Boston Evening Transcript, February 2d 1873.) <br></br> In 1779 William Williams carried on the Nautical-Instrument business in King, now State Street, having as a sign an image called "Admiral Vernon". In 1794 Samuel Thaxter, who married his niece, succeeded him and carried on the business in his own name thirty years. Then, taking his son a partner, the style of the firm was changed to S. THAXTER & SON, under which name it has continued the last fifty-one years at 125 State Street, corner Broad Street. Samuel Thaxter Cushing, grandson of S. Thaxter has been connected with the business thirty-eight years, and for the last thirty-three years, the only surviving partner. For all that time the "Admiral" with his quadrant has stood guard and stands guard now, on State Street, fit prototype of the smart little image displayed by Walter's uncle as chronicled in "Dombey & Son".</div>
1140Coming Soon!DetailsBoston and Lockport Block Company1890
Late 19th Century Trade Catalog of Ships Blocks
Boston and Lockport Block Company
1890
$155.00Boston-and-Lockport-Block-CompanyLate-19th-Century-Trade-Catalog-of-Ships-BlocksEarly trade catalog of ships blocks (pulleys) from a well-known U.S. manufacturer, the Boston and Lockport Block Company ca. 1890. That business was incorporated in 1887 combining the Bagnall and Loud Block Company of Boston and the Penfield Block Company of Lockport, New York. <br></br> In 1889 the company's offices and warehouses were reported as located on Commercial and Fulton Streets in Boston, Massachusetts. The company operated a factory located at 210 Market Street in Lockport, N.Y. from the mid 1800's until the early 1900's. <br></br> List of contents from the index includes: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Blocks for rope straps</li> <li>Dead eyes</li> <li>Fiddle blocks for yachts</li> <li>Jib sheet blocks for yachts</li> <li>New style yacht blocks with wooden cheeks</li> <li>Snatch blocks for yachts</li> <li>Wood dock blocks</li> <li>Wrought iron blocks</li> </ul> </div> Boston and Lockport used a star as their brand mark. Many of the pages in the catalog are overprinted in yellow with a star and the phrase "Star Brand". 47 pages plus index.
1077Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1890
Patriotic American Frontispiece with Berghaus's Star Projection
Anonymous
1890
$60.00AnonymousPatriotic-American-Frontispiece-with-Berghaus-s-Star-ProjectionInteresting small print reflecting the USA's perceived importance to the world. An American bald eagle hovers above a map of the world shown with Berghaus's Star Projection. <div class="indenttextblock"> A variation of Petermann's map, Hermann Berghaus's star projection (1879) reduced the number of appendages to five uniform lobes, with boundary meridians at 160°W, 88°W, 16°W, 56°E and 128°E. Of all major land masses, Australia and Antarctica are interrupted. This design became much more popular than Petermann's, appearing in atlases and in the logo of the Association of American Geographers. (Retrieved 5/18/2016. <a href="http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjInt/ProjStar/projStar.html" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div> <br></br> Below the image is a ribbon with the motto of the United States: "e pluribus unum". Probably published in the last two decades of the 19th century.
611Coming Soon!DetailsStebbins, Nathaniel L.1891
First Edition Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot - 1891
Stebbins, Nathaniel L.
1891
$465.00Stebbins--Nathaniel-L-First-Edition-Stebbins--Illustrated-Coast-Pilot---1891FIRST EDITION of this antique, late 19th century landmark in coastal navigation from the famous Boston-based marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. An interesting late 19th century artifact that combined the (then) new technology of photography with the oldest known form of recorded navigational instructions- the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Periplus">periplus</a> or book of written sailing directions. <br></br> Stebbin's fascinating antique coast pilot first demonstrated the practical application of photography to navigation, a field long dominated by man-made representations of coastal features. Contains numerous photographs of key landmarks and navigational aids accompanied by textual sailing directions. Among the hundreds of photographs are Stepping Stones lighthouse, Execution Rocks lighthouse, Stamford Harbor lighthouse, Bartlett Reef light vessel, Newport Harbor lighthouse, Hen and Chickens light vessel, Vineyard Sound light vessel, Hyannis wharf and range lights, Great Round Shoal light vessel (appears to be a decrepit wreck of a sailing vessel), Nantucket lighthouses at Brant Point and Great Point, and the Boston and Marblehead lighthouses. <BR> </BR> Includes numerous interesting nautical advertisements. Covers the United States northeast from New York to Maine. <BR> </BR> We are not aware of an earlier coast pilot containing photographic coastal images. Already scarce, this overlooked volume with a sea-worthy canvas cover belongs in the collection of all those interested in 19th century U.S. coastal charts. Numerous nautical-related advertisements scattered thoughout. The author describes this internal advertising as an effort to hold down the cost to the reader. Boston. 1st ed.
339Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Entrance to San Francisco Bay
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$140.00U-S--Geological-SurveyEntrance-to-San-Francisco-BaySmall antique lithographed chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay. The chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Lighthouses, soundings, life saving stations and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features include the Golden Gate (entrance to the bay), Ballenas Bay, Alcatraz Island, San Bruno, Point Lobos, and Pt. San Pedro. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 45.
340Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Mouth of the Mississippi River
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$75.00U-S--Geological-SurveyMouth-of-the-Mississippi-RiverSmall antique lithographed chart of the Mouth of the Mississippi River. The chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Lighthouses, soundings, life saving stations and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Lake Ponchartrain, Timbalier Pass, Bayou Lafourche, Pass Fourchon, Chandeleur Islads, Biloxi, and Pass Christian. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 22.
341Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Turtle Harbor Florida
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$75.00U-S--Geological-SurveyTurtle-Harbor-FloridaSmall lithographed antique chart of Key Largo and Turtle Harbor Florida. The chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Lighthouses, soundings, and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Pumpkin Key, Carysfort Reef, Angelfish Key, and Palo Alto Key. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 36.
342Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Marquesas Keys (Florida)
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$75.00U-S--Geological-SurveyMarquesas-Keys-(Florida)Small lithographed chart of Marquesas Keys, Florida. This antique chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart (no. 70) and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Soundings, and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Couch Key and Round Island. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 36.
343Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1892
Delta at Caesars Creek (Florida)
U.S. Geological Survey
1892
$75.00U-S--Geological-SurveyDelta-at-Caesars-Creek-(Florida)Small lithographed antique chart of the area around Caesars Creek, on the southeast coast of Florida. The chart, from the U.S. Geological Survey, is derived from a U.S. Coast Survey chart (no. 66) and overlaid with hachured topographic details. Soundings, and navigational aids are shown. Water shown in blue. Some of the features shown include Elliott Key, Rubicon Key, Tottens Key, and Reids Key, Adams Key. <BR> </BR> Produced for the U.S. Geological Survey Thirteenth Annual Report. Produced by George S. Harris Lithographers, Philadelphia. Plate 42.
1168Coming Soon!DetailsSimpson, Thomas I.1895
Antique Thomas I. Simpson Nautical Hardware Catalog
Simpson, Thomas I.
1895
$165.00Simpson--Thomas-I-Antique-Thomas-I--Simpson-Nautical-Hardware-CatalogAntique nautical hardware catalog and price list for Thomas I. Simpson a company located at 94 John Street, New York. U.S.A. Factory at Lynbrook, Long Island. The back of the title page reads " MANUFACTURER OF Sail Makers', Awning Makers', Ship Chandlery and Marine HARDWARE. <br></br> Contains hundreds of useful drawings and references for collectors of nautical or whaling antiques. 272 pages plus index. <br></br> By Thomas I. Simpson, The wide range of inventory includes: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Jib sheet blocks for rope strap (Oak or lignumvitae)</li> <li>Never-sink cork jackets</li> <li>Galvanized iron screws</li> <li>Fishing smack signals</li> <li>Harpoons and toggle irons</li> <li>Boat cleats</li> <li>Patent adjustable leg irons and handcuffs (Polished or nickel plated)</li> <li>Wooden mast balls, gilded</li> </ul> </div> Printed by W. J. PELL PRINT, 92 JOHN ST., NEW YORK.
94Coming Soon!DetailsPratt, William1896
American Coast Pilot
Pratt, William
1896
$85.00Pratt--WilliamAmerican-Coast-Pilot217 pages plus appendix. Manuscript signature on back blank page: "Manual V Silva, Provincetown Mass." Includes an advertiement at end for "Samuel Thaxter & Son, Manufacturers and Importers of Nautical and Optical Instruments. Charts and Nautical Books." Copyright 1883, rev.1896. Two plates.
635Coming Soon!DetailsStebbins, Nathaniel L.1896
Stebbins' Illustrated Coast Pilot with Sailing Directions
Stebbins, Nathaniel L.
1896
$375.00Stebbins--Nathaniel-L-Stebbins--Illustrated-Coast-Pilot-with-Sailing-DirectionsImportant, late 19th century landmark in coastal navigation from the well-known Boston-based marine photographer Nathaniel Stebbins. Stebbins provides sailing directions and plentiful photographs of key landmarks and navigational aids. Full coverage of U.S. East Coast and marginal coverage of the United States Gulf Coast. We are not aware of an earlier Coast Pilot containing photographic coastal images. This book demonstrated the practical application of photography to navigation, a field long dominated by man-made representations of coastal features. 249 pages. 2nd ed.<BR> </BR> Already scarce, this overlooked volume with a sea-worthy canvas cover belongs in the collection of all those interested in 19th century U.S. coastal charts. Numerous nautical-related advertisements scattered thoughout. The author describes this internal advertising as an effort to hold down the cost to the reader.
776Coming Soon!DetailsStebbins, Nathaniel L.1896
The Yachtsmans Album 1896
Stebbins, Nathaniel L.
1896
$350.00Stebbins--Nathaniel-L-The-Yachtsmans-Album-1896Scarce volume of photographic images of sail and power yachts at the end of the 19th century by American marine photographer Nathaniel L. Stebbins (1847-1922). The pictured yachts represent the toys of America's super-rich of that era: the Corsair- J. Pierpont Morgan; Nourmahal - John Jacob Astor IV; Alicia - Henry M. Flagler. Other notables include members of families with names that are recognzable even today: Dows, DuPonts, Carnegies, and Vanderbilts. <br></br> With two tabular lists: 'Steam Yachts', and 'Sail Yachts' both containing these data fields describing each of the pictured yachts: page; name; owner; K or CB [Note: for sail yachts only]; length overall; waterline length; beam; draft; designer; builder; date. Contains 240 images, 4 to a single page, printed on the recto only. Versos are blank. <br></br> N.L. Stebbins was a Boston-based photographer specializing in maritime subjects. Among Stebbins' other works are : 'The New Navy of the United States' (1896) and 'Illustrated Coast Pilot with Sailing Directions: The Coast of New England from New York to Eastport, Maine, including Bays and Harbors' (1891).
1072Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1897
1897 Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1897
$340.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-Company1897-Birds-eye-View-of-Boston-HarborBird's-eye folding pocket map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. Numerous steamers and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Squantum . <br></br> Very fine condition makes this a desirable addition to your collection. The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key steets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few. <br></br> Copyright 1897 by George H. Walker and Company, Harcourt Street, Boston MA.. Shows steamer routes to Nantasket Beach, Nahant, Winthrop and more. On the inside cover is an list of railroad maps; a list of road maps is on the back. <br></br> Single-color chromolithograph. It folds into paper covers titled "Bird's-Eye View of Boston Harbor." Walker's maps were often sold as advertising maps under another name, most notably by the Union News Co. Map is attached to the cover as issued.
595Coming Soon!DetailsAllen, Lane, and Scott1898
New Jersey Ocean Resorts on the Pennsylvania Railroad
Allen, Lane, and Scott
1898
$345.00Allen--Lane--and-ScottNew-Jersey-Ocean-Resorts-on-the-Pennsylvania-RailroadAntique lithographed birds-eye view / map of the area between Delaware Bay and New York city with a focus on the many beaches, coastal towns and inlets of New Jersey. Numeous connecting rail lines are shown in red, radiating from Philadelphia to the New Jersey beaches and outlying cities. <br></br> Dozens of towns and beaches and lighthouses are identified. Key noted features and many nautical points of interest along the coast include: Cape Henlopen, Cape May, Smile Beach, 7 Mile Beach, Ludlan's Beach, Peck's Beach, Absecon Beach, Atlantic City, Long Beach, Island Beach, South Beach, Little Egg Harbor Bay, Barnegat Bay, Manasquan, Sandy Hook, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Coney Island, Dover and Princeton. <br></br> This original antique foldout map originally accompanied the Pennsylvania Railroad's annual excursion route guide: "Summer Excursion Routes". This interesting and scarce map is a documentary artifact for the railroad's enduring impact on the area. According to a <a target="_blank" style="color:#9BAFCB" href="http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/rul/exhibits/nj_railroads/njrr.php"> Rutger's University Exhibition on Railroads and New Jersey 1812-1930:</a> <i>"Overall, the success of New Jersey’s modern billion-dollar tourism industry owes a debt to patterns established by railroads in the 19th century".</i> <br></br> Decorative features on the map include a large inset of small gaff-rigged sailboats and smaller views of numerous small commerial and pleasure craft under sail and power in the waters of Raritan Bay and Delaware Bay. <br></br> Matted and framed in old quarter-sawn oak mission-style picture frame in good condition. 2" mitered, beveled frame shows evidence of age on the back; front with one small chip as the only issue. Size framed is 19"Wx23"H.
652Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1900
New Bedford And Vicinity
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1900
$265.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyNew-Bedford-And-VicinityEarly folding antique lithographed map of New Bedford, Massachusetts on thin paper. With cardboard cover, graced by views of whaling ships, attached to map as issued. Locations coverd by the map include Buzzards Bay, the Elizabeth Islands, NW Martha's Vineyard, Westport, Dartmouth, Mattapoisett, Fall River, Acushnet, Naskatuckett Bay, Sippican Harbor, and West Falmouth, Massachusetts. <br></br> Published by H.S. Hutchinson and Company. Copyright 1892 by George W. Walker, lithographers. Precise publication date is unknown but must have been after 1899 as the map shows the New Bedford - Fairhaven Bridge that was completed in 1899.
1149Coming Soon!DetailsF.O. Ellery1900
Chart of Portsmouth, New Hampshire harbor including historical points and landmarks
F.O. Ellery
1900
$180.00F-O--ElleryChart-of-Portsmouth--New-Hampshire-harbor-including-historical-points-and-landmarksScarce folding chart of the harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire printed about 1900 in Boston by Skinner, Kidder & Co. Overprinted in large red numerals keyed to a legend below with 25 key points including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Badger's Island</li> <li>Kittery, Maine</li> <li>The United States Navy Yard</li> <li>Fort Washington on Pierce Island</li> <li>Seavey's Island</li> <li>New Castle</li> <li>Fort Constitution and the Portsmouth Lighthouse</li> <li>Champernowne Hotel</li> <li>Gerrish Island</li> <li>Pocahontas Hotel</li> <li>Whale's Back Light</li> <li>Jaffrey's Point</li> <li>U.S. Life Saving Station</li> <li>Hotel Wentworth</li> <li>Odiorne's Point, first place settled in New Hampshire</li> </ul> </div> With numerous soundings and navigational features identified. Good detail of the near-shore margins. Includes a very small inset map of the Isle of Shoals. Folds into a heavy paper cover at 4.5" x 6". Cover contains ads for local businesses. Price when issued 10 cents. Copyrighted by F.O. Ellery.
1096Coming Soon!DetailsPacific Steam Whaling Company1901
Pacific Steam Whaling Company's Map of Alaska
Pacific Steam Whaling Company
1901
$295.00Pacific-Steam-Whaling-CompanyPacific-Steam-Whaling-Company-s-Map-of-AlaskaAntique map of Alaska featuring the routes of steamers, canneries, and whaling stations belonging to the <b>Pacific Steam Whaling Company</b>. The map served as a promotional tool for the firm with numerous notations (in red) designed to appeal to speculators and fortune seekers for example: "Gold", <b>"Gold Placer Diggings"</b>, "Gold and Copper Deposits", "Silver Ahead" and "Cape Nome Gold Field". <br></br> Published by the Pacific Steam Whaling Company, 30 California Street, San Francisco and Corner of 1st Ave and Yesler Way, Seattle. <br></br> According to the cover the coverage includes "Nome, Teller City, Behring City, Golofnin, Western Alaska, Cooks Inlet and Copper River gold diggings." Manuscript ink annotation with "Waldez" and a circle just below the town of Valdez. <br></br> Routes include the whaling steamer's route to Port Clarence,; the mail steamer's route to Cape Nome from Unalaska; routes to <b>Bristol Bay</b>, Prince William's Sound, and Seattle to Unalaska. <br></br> Folding map of Alaska unfolds to its full extent of 22" W x 17" H.
1080Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1902
Stunning Birds Eye View of Mt. Washington, New Hampshire
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1902
$1,250.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyStunning-Birds-Eye-View-of-Mt--Washington--New-HampshireStunning bird's-eye view from <b>Mt. Washington New Hampshire</b> in exquisite condition. The view centers on the summit of Mt. Washington, depicting the famous “Tip Top House” and other structures. The summit is shown surrounded by a ring of clouds that sets it apart from the other peaks. Shown in concentric circles falling away from Mt. Washington are the other major peaks of New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont, with numerous small towns and villages snuggled in the valleys. This colorful lithographed view of Mt. Washington is considered by many to be the most beautiful of all the birds-eye views published near the beginning of the 20th century. <br></br> Almost unused condition and still attached to its original folder. Very rare to find this view and cover in such fine condition. Photographs and text on the verso of the view about the history of Mount Washington, e.g. <div class="indenttextblock"> … , the ancient "Agiochook" (mountain with snowy forehead) of the Indians is the highest point of land in eastern North America. .." </div> <br></br> Created by George W. Walker, Boston, MA.and issued ca. 1902 by the passenger department of the Boston and Maine Railroad. Numerous legend entries are keyed numerically to 189 locations are identified on the view. <br></br> <b>Key features (among 189 listed) include:</b> <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <span style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li> Mt. Washington R.R. Train</li> <li>Summit House</li> <li>Mount Eastman</li> <li>Mount Doublehead</li> <li>Mount Pleasant, Maine</li> <li>Isle of Shoals, New Hampshire</li> <li>Sebago Lake, Maine</li> <li>Mount Madison</li> <li>Baldface Mountain</li> <li>Carter Dome</li> <li>Mount Mansfield, Vermont</li> <li>Connecticut River</li> <li>Killington Peaks, Vermont</li> <li>Lake Winnipesaukee</li> <li>Mount Wachusett, Massachusetts</li> <li>Squam Lake</li> <li>Lake Sunapee</li> </span> </ul> </div>
694Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1902
Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers, Maine
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1902
$225.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyKennebec-and-Sheepscot-Rivers--MaineLarge, rolled, antique nautical chart of the southern reaches of the Kennebec and Sheepscot Rivers in Maine first issued in 1868 with corrections to 1902. This old chart covers the numerous bays, coves, and idyllic islands that dot the coast to the south and to the east of Bath, Maine. <br></br> Two interesting features add value to the chart. The first is a location defined as "Ancient Augusta 1717 - 1721" but near the mouth of Cape Small Harbor well south of present-day Augusta, Maine. The second interesting feature, identified as "Ancient Fort George", lies directly to the west of Fort Popham, in the area of Sabino Head. That reference to Fort George is apparently Fort St. George, part of a very early English colonial settlement of Popham recently 'rediscovered' in 1994. The colony (also called the Sagadahoc Colony) was founded in 1607, 13 years before the Plymouth Colony and it has been called "the cornerstone in the foundation of English America". ( Reference: www.smithsonianmag.com/history/maines-lost-colony-106323660/?no-ist=&page=1 ) <br></br> Geographical features include: Merry Meeting Bay, Georgetown Island, Linekins Bay, Montseag Bay, Southport Island, Seguin Island, Hockomock Bay, Mount Pisgah, and Robin Hood Cove. Noted population centers include: Bath, Woolwich, Winnegance, Drummore Mills, Phillipsburg Center, Parker's Head Village, Wicasset, and Boothbay Harbor, Maine. Bottom of chart contains 3 inset profile coastal views of various approaches to the Kennebec River. <br></br> On heavy paper, this chart (Electroype copy No. 3) was printed on or after 1902 from an electrotype plate of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. Numerous soundings, aids to navigation and hazards are noted. Rubber stamp imprint at bottom reads: "Aids to navigation correct from information received to Aug 4 1902." Number 314.
706Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1902
St. George River and Muscle Ridge Channel, Maine
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1902
$225.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveySt--George-River-and-Muscle-Ridge-Channel--MaineAntique nautical chart issued in 1902 covers from Thomaston, Maine southwestward along the St. George River past St. George, Maine and Tennant Harbor, the Marshall Point Lighthouse to Burnt Island and from a line drawn through those areas to the east, covering the island-strewn Maine Atlantic coast. Coastal areas covered by this old sea chart encompass Two Bush Channel and these islands: Rackliff's, Andrew's, Hewell's, Hooper's, Metlinik, Ash, Sheep, Grafton, Pleasant, Sprucehead, Whitehead, Munroe, and Alleni Islands. </br> Other points of interest noted on this old chart include South Thomaston, Friendship and Port Clyde, Maine; Fort St. George, Maple Juice Cove, Hart's Neck, Mosquito Head, Cutter's Nubble, Old Woman Ledge, Owl's Head Light, and Fog's Hill. <br></br> Date of first publication was 1873. This antique chart bears a stamp at the bottom in purple ink that identifies this edition as later: "Aids to navigation corrected with information received Jul 13, 1902." <br></br> This chart was printed 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. This print run is electroype copy number 2. Chart number 312. Price when issued 25 cents.
705Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Department of Commerce and Labor1903
List of Post Lights on the Western Rivers
U.S. Department of Commerce and Labor
1903
$165.00U-S--Department-of-Commerce-and-LaborList-of-Post-Lights-on-the-Western-RiversSmall, antique, pocket size book of lights on all the U.S. Western Rivers corrected to September 1903. Lights are grouped into three sections by Lighthouse District each with a sectional title page. The 3 book sections are: <div class="indenttextblock"><ul> <li>Fourteenth District: List of Lights on the Ohio, Kanawa, and Tennessee Rivers.</li> <li>Fifteenth District: List of Lights on the Mississippi (above Cairo, Ill.) Missouri, and Illinois Rivers.</li> <li>Sixteenth District: List of Lights on the Mississippi (Below Cairo, Ill.) and Red Rivers.</li></ul></div> Format is the same throughout: the left page header contains the river name and the starting point from which river channel mileage is measured. Detail columns on left pages capture the light number, official light name, distance from the starting point, side of channel, and color of light. Right facing pages are ruled and blank for use of the reader to record notes; the header reads: "Remarks, Changes, Etc." <br></br> Each sectional title page bears a request to readers for help in identifying lights with usability issues: <div class="indenttextblock">"Pilots and all masters are particularly requested to report to the Light-House Inspector at Cincinnati, Ohio, lights which are out or dim or burning during the day; also changes in location of lights required, using the official name and number of the light. Pilots are also requested to blow their whistles when a light is out to notify the keeper."</div> The Ohio River distances are measured from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania; Kanawa River distances from Point Pleasant; Tennessee River Distances from Paducah, Kentucky; Upper Mississippi River distances from St. Paul, Minnesota; Lower Mississippi River distances are measured starting from Cairo, Illinois. <br></br> A few user manuscript pencil entries of birthdays and other notes on the first few notes pages. 253 pages total.
1188Coming Soon!DetailsUS Post Office Department1903
Rare Post Route Map of the State of Washington
US Post Office Department
1903
$1,500.00US-Post-Office-DepartmentRare-Post-Route-Map-of-the-State-of-WashingtonRare official U.S. Postal Service map of Washington State, complete with an oval vignette of a Pony Express rider and a steam locomotive with the motto of the US Post Office--"with Celerity, Certainty and Security". A rolled map with no folds. Should frame brilliantly. <br></br> Legend at bottoms shows "Explanation of Mail Service." keyed to colored lines on the map showing frequency of delivery. Also noted are railroads, beginning and end of delivery routes, mail messenger routes, Post Offices, discontinued Post Offices, and rural free delivery (RFD) routes. <br></br> Published September 1903 by order of Postmaster General Henry C. Payne, under the direction of A. von Haake, Topographer P.O. Department.
289Coming Soon!DetailsProvidence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co.1904
Brochure- Providence , Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co
Providence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Co.
1904
$165.00Providence--Fall-River-and-Newport-Steamboat-Co-Brochure--Providence---Fall-River-and-Newport-Steamboat-CoScarce antique eight-page brochure and map for the Providence, Fall River and Newport Steamboat Company, 136 Dyer Street, Providence, Rhode Island. This small brochure, dated internally to 1904, contains time tables, descriptive information on each port and sightseeing tips and advertisements from local businesses and resorts. <BR> </BR> Contains a list of the eight steamers comprising the company's fleet and their passenger capacity: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Mount Hope - 2000 persons</li> <li>Warwick - 2000 persons</li> <li>Richard Borden - 1500 persons</li> <li>City of Newport - 1100 persons</li> <li>Favorite - 1100 persons</li> <li>What Cheer - 750 persons</li> <li>Squantum - 850 persons</li> <li>Baltimore - 500 persons</li> </ul> </div>
1141Coming Soon!DetailsMurphy, John F.1905
Early Birds Eye View of Boston Harbor and the South Shore
Murphy, John F.
1905
$250.00Murphy--John-F-Early-Birds-Eye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-and-the-South-ShoreOriginal 1905 folding harbor birds-eye of South Boston, Nantasket Beach, Hough's Neck, South Bay, Plymouth Bay, Pleasure Bay, Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay, Hingham, Squantum, and Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown, Massachusetts. Verso is blank. Index on inside cover with 35 points of interest is keyed to locations on the map. With its simple cover still attached, <b>the map is in excellent condition</b> with bright colors. <BR> </BR> This colorful lithographed chart is the earlier, and more scarce portrait bird's eye view of the area and not the more common landscape view published later by the Union News Corp. The view is also distinguished as an earlier edition of the same view printed later in 1915 with more detail. This very early birds-eye view of Boston bears a copyright attibution: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Copyright 1905 by the Federal Engraving and Publishing Co., Boston, Mass."</div> Shows steamship routes to coastal towns and identifies many nearby islands including: Moon Island, Pleasure Bay, Governor's Island, Thompson Island, Deer Island, Lovell's Island, Peddock's Island, Georges Island, and Long Island. <BR> </BR> This informative map could have been purchased by passengers aboard any steamboat plying the routes shown on the attached map. Published by John F. Murphy, South Station, Boston. That firm is listed on the cover as: " News Agent Eastern District, N.Y.N.H & H.R.R. and Fall River Line Steamers and ROWES WHARF". Price is noted on the front cover as "10 cents".
716Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1907
Boston Harbor and the North Shore
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1907
$260.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyBoston-Harbor-and-the-North-ShoreOrginal antique birdseye view folding map of Boston Harbor by George Walker shows ferry routes, steamer routes and railroad lines between Boston and points both within Boston Harbor and to outlying towns. This fascinating old lithographed map differs from other birdseye-view maps we are aware of from this era because it includes Marblehead, Lynn, Salem and extends north-eastwards to Gloucester, Massachusetts. We can date the map with confidence because it clearly shows the Wonderland Amusement Park at Revere Beach which failed after five years, operating exclusively between 1906 and 1911. Wonderland, served by the Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad, was modeled along the lines of the World's Fairs of that era and included roller coasters, technological exhibits, theaters and a boardwalk. <br></br> Noted points of interest include Charlestown, Point of Pines, Magnolia, Baker's Island, Thompson's Island, "the Pumping Station", Dorchester Bay, Squantum, Norfolk Downs, Quincy Bay, Hough's Neck, Hingham Harbor, Winthrop, Beachmont, Great Head, Peddock's Island, Nantasket Beach, Port Allerton, the town of Hull with Fort Revere, George's Island with Fort Warren, Deer Island, Lovell's Island, Lynn, Swampscott, Thatcher's Island, Strawberry Hill, and many more. Captures several local lighthouses and aids to navigation including Boston Light, Long Island Light, Fawn Bar Beacon, Graves Light, and far out the bay - a whisting buoy. <br></br> Original lithograph by George W. Walker, lithographer of Boston in landscape format is in very good condition for a 105+ year old map. Was originally folded into a card cover but the front half has disappeared leaving the map attached to the back cover, as issued. <br></br>
777Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George W.1908
Antique Chart of Gloucester Harbor and of Sandy Bay, Massachusetts
Eldridge, George W.
1908
$75.00Eldridge--George-W-Antique-Chart-of-Gloucester-Harbor-and-of-Sandy-Bay--MassachusettsSeparately issued nautical charts of Gloucester Harbor and of Sandy Bay on the Cape Ann peninsula in Massachusetts. Includes the Massachusetts towns of Rockport and Gloucester. Other key features include Fresh Water Cove, Tenpound Island, Southeast Harbor, Eastern Point, Thatcher's Island, Milk Island, Loblolly Cove, Whale Cove, Straitsmouth Island, The Rockport Granite Company, and Andrews Point. Much useful information including soundings, ranges, buoys, and bottom composition are presented in a clear graphic style that would have been appreciated by and helpful to mariners. For instance, these charts are printed with bold black coastal outlines that would have been easier to read under poor lighting conditions. <br></br> Both charts on the same page, published by George W. Eldridge (1845-1914), son of George Eldridge (1821-1900) fisherman, coastal pilot, and cartographer who published charts and coast pilots from the mid 1800's until his death. The Eldridges published their own charts in competition with the U.S. Coast Survey. <br> ( Source: Guthorn, Peter. United State Coastal Charts: 1783 - 1861. Exton, Pennsylvania. 1984. p. 12. ). <br></br> Attribution reads: 'AUTHORIZED and PUBLISHED By Geo. W. Eldridge, Vineyard Haven, Mass and 132 State St. Boston.' Price when issued was 30 cents.
1143Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1910
Walker's Bird's Eye Map Boston to St. John, New Brunswick
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1910
$450.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyWalker-s-Bird-s-Eye-Map-Boston-to-St--John--New-BrunswickThis scarce antique bird's eye map extends from Nantucket Sound north and includes portions of the Canadian provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Locates Portsmouth, Portland and Cape Elizabeth, Deer Island, East Port, St. John, and Charlottetown on the distant horizon. Includes Cape Cod Bay, Bay of Fundy, and Northumberland Strait. The map extends inland as far as Lake Champlain, including all of Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts, as well as parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. Shows Worcester, Montpelier, Lewiston, Augusta, Bangor, St. Albans, Burlington, Rutland, Concord, Springfield, Hartford, and Providence. <br></br> Chromolithograph bird's eye view map sold by the Union News Company of Boston ca. 1910. The pocket map folds into paper covers with title: "Bird's-Eye View Map of Boston to St. John, N.B. Showing all Steamboat Routes. Price 10 cents." <br></br> Ferry and ship routes are shown from Boston to points north including routes for these lines: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Eastern Steamship Company (routes shown to Portland, Bangor and Eastport)</li> <li>Dominion Atlantic Line (routes shown to Digby, St. John and Yarmouth</li> <li>Plant Line (route to Halifax, Nova Scotia)</li> </ul> </div> On the inside cover is an extensive list of maps available from Walker Lithograph & Publishing Company, 400 Newbury Street, Boston. George H. Walker was a Boston based publisher of books, views, and maps active in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Walker began publishing in 1878 when he partnered with an unknown New York Firm. Two years later, Walker brought the operation in house by partnering with his brother, Oscar W. Walker, in the opening of a lithography studio at 81 Milk Street, Boston. The Walker brothers produced a large corpus of works, most of which focused on travel and tourism in New England.
1120Coming Soon!DetailsBull, W.H.1911
Antique Birdseye View Map of San Francisco
Bull, W.H.
1911
$315.00Bull--W-H-Antique-Birdseye-View-Map-of-San-FranciscoScarce large antique folding map or bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California showing the street layout as it existed in 1911. Key at bottom lists 31 points of interest including the Union Ferry Depot, the Southern Pacific Depot, St. Francis Hotel, Mission Dolores and locations of nine churches. Other labeled features include the Presidio, Fort Miley Park, Golden Gate Park, Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks, Cliff House, and Telegraph Hill. Ferry routes are shown from the Union Ferry Depot to numerous points including Sacramento, Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California. <br></br> Published after the great earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906 the map was issued by the California General Committee of the 13th International Sunday School Convention (June 20-27, 1911) to registrants at the convention. Verso contains photos and descriptions of regional points of interest.
557Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1914
1914 Inside Route Pilot Key West to New Orleans
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1914
$480.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-Survey1914-Inside-Route-Pilot-Key-West-to-New-OrleansVery scarce, intact 1914 Coast Pilot with six strip charts and sailing directions for what is now the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, from Key West, Florida heading north and then west to New Orleans, Louisiana. Published by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey. Contains 93 pages of text plus an index. <br><br/> In its early history some portions of the 'inside route' were owned and dredged by private entities who charged a toll to vessels for passage, sometimes by stringing a chain across narrow passages to restrict traffic flow. After 1919 Congress mandated that the entire passage should be turned over to the Federal government and the tolls were eliminated. <br><br/> The sailing directions for Bayou St. John describe a moment in time that New Orleans residents can only imagine today: <dir class="indenttextblock">The channel at the entrance is protected by training walls on each side. Spanish Fort is a pleasure resort at the mouth of Bayou St. John and is connected with New Orleans by an electric car line... Small craft of all kinds use the bayou as far as Esplanade Street, about 2 3/4 miles above the entrance, but pleasure boats rarely go above that point." </dir> Size of each chart when folded is approximately 8" x 5". The pilot's lithographed working navigational charts capture the full extent of the southern U.S. Inside Route in detail. Chart sections include roughly these areas and chart sizes: (fully opened, height is 10" and width is listed below). <br> 1. Key West to Matanzas Pass - 24"<br> 2. Matanzas Pass to Clearwater - 23"<br> 3. Clearwater to Tampa - 27"<br> 4. Tampa to St. Andrews Sound - 24"<br> 5. St. Andrews Sound to Bay St. Louis - 36"<br> 6. Bay St. Louis to New Orleans. - 23"<br> <br><br/> If they were placed end to end, the charts would extend over 13 feet long. Original price 20 cents. Published by the Government Printing Office in Washiogton DC in 1915.
1005Coming Soon!DetailsFinn, W.J.1917
Birdseye View of Boston Harbor by Union News Co.
Finn, W.J.
1917
$240.00Finn--W-J-Birdseye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-by-Union-News-Co-Folding antique colored harbor excursion map from ca. 1917 of South Boston, Boston Harbor, Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay, and Cape Cod Bay to Provincetown. This colorful survivor shows steamship routes to coastal towns and identifies many nearby islands. <br></br> This map could have been purchased by passengers aboard any steamboat plying the routes shown on the map including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>To Europe</li> <li>To Provincetown</li> <li>To Plymouth</li> <li>To Nantasket</li> <li>To New York</li> </ul> </div> Legend at bottom identifies numerous islands and other features as a sample below illustrates: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Nixes Mate</li> <li>Snake Island</li> <li>Commonwealth Pier</li> <li>Minots Light</li> <li>Rowes Wharf</li> </ul> </div> Without the advertisements sometimes found on the cover. Price is noted on the front as "10 cents".
847Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George W.1917
Antique chart of Block Island Sound between Montauk and Martha's Vineyard
Eldridge, George W.
1917
$900.00Eldridge--George-W-Antique-chart-of-Block-Island-Sound-between-Montauk-and-Martha-s-VineyardAntique nautical chart by Eldridge of Block Island Sound with portions of coastal New York, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Coverage on this maritime chart of New England includes Montauk Point on Long Island, Gardiners Island, Fishers Island, Block Island, Point Judith, Cuttyhunk Island, and Nashawena Island. Towns include: New London, Connecticut; Stonington, Maine; Newport, Rhode Island; and Westport Point, Massachusetts. Inset plan of Block Island Harbor at upper center. Near Newport, Rhode Island chart detail includes the Brenton Reef Light Ship, Fort Adams, Beavertail Point, Coasters Harbor Island, and Rose Island. <br></br> Newport, Rhode Island has a long association with sea trade, piracy, and naval history. During the colonial era the major financial activity in Rhode Island was the slave trade and Newport was at the the center of that commerce. One of the first outward American acts of defiance against the British government took place on the north end of Goat Island in Newport harbor. In May, 1769 a mob of Rhode Islanders sank and burned the British revenue sloop HMS Liberty in retaliation for British seizures of American vessels. <br></br> This antique chart was produced under the name of George Washington Eldridge (1845-1914) who carried on the business of chart publishing after the death of his father George Eldridge in 1900. It was published by Wilfrid O. White of Boston, Massachusetts. White was Eldridge's son-in-law who contnued to sell Eldridge's charts after his death until 1932. <br></br> Guthorn explains the atraction and value that Eldridge's charts held through the years for seafarers who depended on them: <div class="indenttextblock"> "They survived because of good design, simplicity, omission of extraneous shore topography, legible soundings, notes and the use of compass courses only ( Guthorn, Peter. United State Coastal Charts: 1783 - 1861. Exton, Pennsylvania. 1984. p. 12. )." </div>
713Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1918
Mississippi River from the Passes to Grand Prairie Louisiana
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1918
$135.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyMississippi-River-from-the-Passes-to-Grand-Prairie--LouisianaLarge colorful early 20th century navigation chart of the Mississippi River Delta with the passes into the Gulf of Mexico. Coverage includes the area south of Point Pleasant and Metcalf, Louisiana and Tropical Bend with Breton Island, the Bird Islands, Main Pass, Octave Pass, Baptiste Collett's Bayou, Raphael Pass, and Southwest Pass. Includes Fort Jackson and on the opposite bank- Fort St. Philip. The most southerly habitation shown is Buras, Louisiana and it appears in those days the road ended there. <br></br> It is striking in comparing this old map to modern charts to see how much marsh land has been replaced with open water in less that 100 years. <br</br> Based on surveys from 1859 to 1918.Bears a blue ink stamp in the bottom margin that states the chart was issued based on corrections made in December 1918. Plate 3614. Number 94.
779Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1919
Cape Hatteras Outer Banks North Carolina
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1919
$200.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCape-Hatteras-Outer-Banks-North-CarolinaOld U.S. nautical chart of Cape Hatteras, and the outer banks in North Carolina. This 96-year old large two-color navigation chart of the barrier islands near Cape Hatteras includes Portsmouth Island, Ocracoke Island, Gull Island, Hatteras Inlet, Ocracoke Inlet, Sandy Bay, and the towns of Portsmouth, Ocracoke, Hatteras, Buxton, and Kinnakeet ( Avon ). On the mainland side of the sound coverage includes the vicinity of Wyesocking ( Wysocking ) Bay, with small towns of Nebraska and Middleton, and also the Middleton Anchorage. <br></br> Detailed delineation of lights, buoys, and soundings and emphasis on the numerous reefs and shoals both inside and outside the Hatteras barrier islands. These features include Diamond Shoal, Wimble Shoals, Clam Shoal, Long Shoal, Oliver Reef, Clarks Reef, and dozens more. This area has become known as the 'Graveyard of the Atlantic' because more than 600 ships have sunk in the waters since 1526. The schooner Carrol A. Deering, dicussed elsewhere on this site, went aground a few miles from the Cape Hatteras lighthouse in 1921. <br></br> Originally published at Washington, D.C. in 1918 this edition sports a purple hand-stamp bearing the date of presumably the last corrections: November 8, 1919. Number 1232.
681Coming Soon!DetailsDeering, G.G.1919
Launch Invitation for the ghost ship Carrol A. Deering
Deering, G.G.
1919
$375.00Deering--G-G-Launch-Invitation-for-the-ghost-ship-Carrol-A--DeeringOriginal folding invitation and menu for the launching of the famous ghost ship Carroll A. Deering in April, 1919. On January 29, 1921 the 5 masted schooner grounded on the outer shoals of Cape Hatteras. The ship was abandoned and the crew, logbooks and navigational equiptment were never found. The case of the Carroll A. Deering is one of the top maritime mysteries, along with that of the Mary Celeste. <br></br> According to an online article by the National Park Service: <div class="indenttextblock">"On January 29, 1921, the Carroll A. Deering was making a return trip to Hampton Roads, Virginia from Barbados when she passed the Cape Lookout Lightship. According to the lightship keeper, the crew was milling about and a crewman, who did not look or act like an officer, reported that the ship had lost its anchors. The following day, the ship passed the SS Lake Elon southwest of the Diamond Shoals Lightship at approximately 5:45 pm. The Deering seemed to be steering a peculiar course. This was the last report of the ill-fated Deering before she was found run aground and abandoned. At 6:30 am on January 31st, C.P. Brady of the Cape Hatteras Coast Guard Station spotted a five-masted schooner in the morning light, aground and helpless on the shoals…. Upon investigating the ship, it was discovered that all personal belongings, key navigational equipment, certain papers, and the ship’s anchors were missing. Furthermore, food was laid out as if in preparation for a meal. But there was no sign of the crew. Source: http://www.nps.gov/caha/historyculture/theghostship.htm</div> <br> Purchased in 2013 with other Deering memorabilia. Dated April 4, 1919. Cover contains the colored emblem of the G.G. Deering Company flag. Interior contains details of the launching of the Carroll A. Deering including the name of William Merritt, Master and a menu of the lunch served to guests at King Tavern in Bath, Maine.
725Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1920
Inside Route Pilot Coast of New Jersey
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1920
$225.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyInside-Route-Pilot-Coast-of-New-JerseyOld Coast Pilot for New Jersey coast with 3 charts on the "Inside Route", part of what we would today call the Intracoastal Waterway ( ICW ). Covers the the inlets and interior waterways on the coast of New Jersey between Sandy Hook and Cape May. Some of the geographic features covered include: Manasquan Inlet, Barnegat Bay, Manahawken Bay, Little Egg Inlet, Brigantine Inlet, Atlantic City, Absecon Bay, Ventnor, Great Egg Inlet, Longport, Wildwood, and Holly Beach. <br></br> Text sailing directions of 22 pages plus appendix and index. Three folding charts in very good conditions on thin paper. Length of the 3 charts totals 87 inches: Chart 1 - 28". Chart 2 - 31". Chart 3 - 28". Paper boards. Printed by the Government Printing Office, Washington, DC in 1920. Second Edition. Serial No. 139.
586Coming Soon!DetailsBelcher Abstract and Title Company1922
Belcher's Pocket Map of Humboldt County, California
Belcher Abstract and Title Company
1922
$275.00Belcher-Abstract-and-Title-CompanyBelcher-s-Pocket-Map-of-Humboldt-County--CaliforniaCompact folding topographic map of Humboldt County, California from 1922. Self-described as "The only accurate map of the County ever made". Contains a detailed record of drainage, railroads, settlements, roads, trails, section and township lines. Copyright 1922. <br></br> With an attached intact folding greenish-brown card-stock cover. Size when folded is approx. 4 1/2" W x 5 1/2" H. Price when sold $1.00. Compiled by the Belcher Abstract and Title Company of Eureka California.
1076Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1926
Antique British Chart of the Caribbean Sea and West Indies
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1926
$290.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-British-Chart-of-the-Caribbean-Sea-and-West-IndiesSpectacularly large early 20th century sea chart of south Florida and the Caribbean. Points in the USA include towns south of Orlando: Tampa, Cape Canaveral, Key West , Lake O-kee-cho-bee, and much more. Includes the islands of Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos. Hundreds of soundings and navigational hazards are identified. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1876. Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. More recent charts do not display the character of this beauty. Oval logo of the British Hydrographical office at upper right. Price when sold was three shillings. Chart number 761. Sold by J.D. Potter.
1144Coming Soon!DetailsWalker Lithograph and Publishing Company1927
Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor ca. 1927
Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company
1927
$295.00Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CompanyBirds-eye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-ca--1927Bird's-eye map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. This folding pocket map is Walker's earliest view of Boston with the new airport, constructed in 1923, that would eventually become Logan International Airport. At far upper right are the yards of the <b>Fore River Ship and Engine Company</b> with two vessels shown under construction. <br></br> Numerous steamers, sailboats, and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Spectacle Island. This edition of Walker's map only shows steamer routes for the <b>Nantasket Beach Line Steamers</b> to Nantasket Beach and other points to the east. <br></br> The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key steets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few. <br></br> Copyright Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company, Boston. <br></br> Single-color chromolithograph. The bird's eye map folds into manilla board cover titled "Boston Harbor" in manuscript. Map is attached to the cover as issued. Cover apparently made by the seller whose stamp appears on the cover in red ink: "H.A. Shepard and Company. Stationers 50 - 52 Cornhill Boston". Price in manuscript: 15 cents. An unusual find!
517Coming Soon!DetailsLloyd's Register1928
American Yacht Flags
Lloyd's Register
1928
$175.00Lloyd-s-RegisterAmerican-Yacht-FlagsColorful compendium of yacht flags produced by <b>Lloyd's Register of American Yachts</b> in 1928. Contains 14 colored plates of yacht club burgees and 53 colored plates of private signals of yachtsmen. Plates are organized by color and style to make it easier to lookup a flag graphically. Includes a full alphabetical index by first and last name name to all the flags followed by more than a dozen pages of advertisements.
1067Coming Soon!DetailsMount Hope Bridge Corporation1937
1937 Pictorial Map of Newport, RI and Ten Mile Drive
Mount Hope Bridge Corporation
1937
$300.00Mount-Hope-Bridge-Corporation1937-Pictorial-Map-of-Newport--RI-and-Ten-Mile-DriveCharming pictorial maps of the topography, key features, and residences around Narragansett Bay, the Sakonet River, Buzzards Bay and Vineyard sound, on front and back of a folding pamphlet. Folds into a compact 4.5" x 9". Six vertical folds and one horizontal fold, as issued. <br></br> Consists of 4 maps total plus a description of the area and a title page. Two significant maps are of most interest: <ul> <li style="margin:2em; list-style-type: circle; line-height: 1.2em;">The largest map, a full 25" x 17", shows numerous points of interest in and near Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton and Bristol, RI; New Bedford, Dartmouth, Onset, Bourne, and Falmouth, MA with Martha's Vineyard at bottom right.</li> <li style="margin:2em; list-style-type: circle; line-height: 1.2em;">On the verso, a half-page detailed map of the 10-mile drive titled: "Newport's Famous Ten Mile Drive Along the Oceanfront" shows the "beautiful summer residences of many prominent people". Coverage includes Aquidneck Island with Newport and Portsmouth.</li> </ul> Arranged by historian John W. Haley and designed by H.W. Hetherington of Newport Rhode Island. The lithograph was published by the J.C. Hall Company of Providence, RI. Copyright 1937 by Mount Hope Bridge Corporation.
488Coming Soon!DetailsHaffenreffer, R.F.1940
Yachts by Herreshoff
Haffenreffer, R.F.
1940
$150.00Haffenreffer--R-F-Yachts-by-HerreshoffPromotional book by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island ca. 1940. Contains eight color reproductions of America's Cup race winners built by Herreshoff, after drawings by R.F. Paterson. These classic vessels designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff or W. Starling Burgess include the Vigilant, Defender, Columbia (2), Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise and Rainbow. A "Roll of Honor" for these successful America's Cup defenders on page 47 shows that the boats were owned by many of the business leaders of the early 20th century including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vincent Astor, Alfred Sloan, J.P. Morgan, and Walter Chrysler, among others. <BR> </BR> With numeous other black and white photographs of Herreshoff-built boats and manufacturing processes. Contains plans and specifications on glassine paper for eight smaller Herreshoff one-design class offerings from 11 to 31 feet. Table of Contents and Registry of Owners. <BR> </BR> Number 8741 presented to J.G. Sheldon. 53 pages as issued.
609Coming Soon!DetailsBowling, Jack F.1942
Under the Stern
Bowling, Jack F.
1942
$95.00Bowling--Jack-F-Under-the-SternOriginal mid 20th-century nautical linocut print of the stern of the 18th century warship USS Constitution ( "Old Ironsides" ) by Admiral (USN retired) Jack Bowling. Signed by the artist. Probably pre 1942. <br></br> The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission posts this brief biography of Admiral Bowling: <dir class="indenttextblock">"Born in Bonham, Texas, Jack F. Bowling (1903-1979) graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1927 and was named a Commanding Ensign in the United States Navy that same year. During World War II he served on the staff of Admiral King and also commanded the Anti-submarine Task Force in the North Atlantic from 1944-1945. Bowling graduated from the United States Naval War College in 1945, retiring from the Navy in 1947 with the rank of Rear Admiral. Prior to the War, Bowling had already achieved an international reputation as an engraver and printmaker. During the war, he taught himself the art of metal working and in 1958 became a silversmith in Philadelphia..."</dir> (Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, 2013. "http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/bah/dam/mg/mg392.htm")
726Coming Soon!DetailsSan Francisco Bar Pilots1944
San Francisco Bar Pilots Tide Tables 1944
San Francisco Bar Pilots
1944
$165.00San-Francisco-Bar-PilotsSan-Francisco-Bar-Pilots-Tide-Tables-1944Very cool pocket reference book issued by the San Francisco Bar Pilots in 1944, while the U.S.A. was still deeply invloved in WWII. Card stock cover with photos of two of three pilot vessels working that port, both with sails: California #7, and the well-known schooner Gracie-S. #3. The Gracie-S was built by Union Iron Works of San Francisco and delivered to her original owners in December 1893 . She was 86 gross tons and 83 ft in length at the waterline, a rather large vessel for a pilot boat, but stong and comfortable with a total of twelve berths. This booklet shows she was still in service more than 50 years later. (Source: Pilots: Pilot Schooners of North America and Great Britain. Tom Cunliffe Ed. WoodenBoat publications. Brooklin, Maine. 2001. pp. 225-229.) <br></br> Contents include information on: sunrise and sunset times, pier locations in San Francisco, bridge heights, distances between ports, whistle calls and telephone numbers for harbor tug, tow boat, customs office, etc., names, addresses and home telephone numbers for all the bar pilots, tide tables, and a map at the center showing the channel back into San Pablo Bay and Suisun Bay. <br></br> The <a href="http://sfbarpilots.com/">San Francisco Bar Pilots web site</a> notes that the pilots of that organization have performed a demanding job guiding vessels in that challenging environment for more than 1.5 centuries: <div class="indenttextblock">For more than 160 years, the San Francisco Bar Pilots have been guiding the world’s largest ships through some of North America’s most difficult waterways. Every day, the state-licensed Bar Pilots navigate commercial ships to and from the nine ports within San Francisco Bay and the Port of Monterey… With extreme care, the Bar Pilots deliver passengers, agricultural products, manufactured goods and hazardous materials throughout the Bay as far south as Redwood City, and as far inland as the Ports of Stockton and Sacramento.</div>
1010Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1946
Lakes Ponchartrain and Maurepas, Louisiana
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1946
$155.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyLakes-Ponchartrain-and-Maurepas--LouisianaModern 70 year-old chart of South Louisiana focussed on Lake Ponchartain and New Orleans. Key features that make this chart desireable are its fine unblemished condition and the absence of the Lake Ponchartrain Causeway Bridge. A series of lighted bouys extends from the south shore in Metairie to the north shore near Mandeville. Little development shown in Metairie as expected. <BR></BR> Published in 1943 but this edition was published with corrections in 1946.
1068Coming Soon!DetailsDown-East Sportcraft1950
Birds-eye View of Casco Bay, Portland, Maine and Surroundings
Down-East Sportcraft
1950
$135.00Down-East-SportcraftBirds-eye-View-of-Casco-Bay--Portland--Maine-and-SurroundingsLarge, detailed, panoramic view of coastal Maine north of Portland, including Casco Bay. Neat, 1950's re-print of a view first published by Walker Lithograph at the end of the 19th century, and reproduced in the mid-1950's. This folding birds-eye view highlights dozens of islands, coves, lighthouses, railroad, ferry routes, and other points of nautical interest. Shows the locations of Fort Williams, Portland Head, Fort Preble, Fort Leavitt, Ft. McKinley, Casco Castle, Freeport Landing, and the Portland Yacht Club. Folds to 3 1/2" x 6 1/2". <br></br> Named features include Cape Elizabeth, Portland Head light, Cushing Island, Great Diamond Island, Long Island, Great Chebeague Island, Presumpscot River, Mt. Washington, Sebago Lake, Falmouth, Underwood, Harraseeket River, Cousins Island, Bailey's Island, Harpswell Harbor, Merriconeag Sound, Maquoit Bay, Freeport Landing, Brunswick and Lewiston. Routes of the Casco Bay Lines shown in solid black. <br></br> Simple, green cardboard cover with blue title printing.
1071Coming Soon!DetailsSmiley, Russ1966
Mid 20th-century Pictorial Map of The Islands of the Bahamas
Smiley, Russ
1966
$295.00Smiley--RussMid-20th-century-Pictorial-Map-of-The-Islands-of-the-BahamasRetro-style pictorial fishing map/print of the Bahama Islands. A very decorative nautically themed work that would make a great gift for any fisherman of yachtsman with an interest in the Bahamas. <br></br> The map is a nautical chart of the area from Miami, Florida at center left encompassing the Great Bahama Bank and extending to Grand Inagua Island at bottom right. The map is surrounded by an array of fishes of the area, many of them listed with their common name beside them. These fishes include permit, jack, hogfish, queen triggerfish, nassau grouper, yellowfin tuna, sailfish, and blue marlin. <br></br> Hundreds of noted features include: Miami, Lucaya Freeport, Spanish Wells, Biscayne Bay, Andros Island, Grand Bahama Island, Man of War Channel, North and South Bimini, Crooked Island Passage, and Rum Cay. <br></br> Created by Miami, Florida artist Russ Smiley and published by the Miami Post Publishing Company in 1966. Currently this item is framed in an old 1/2" wide black frame with chips, and will be shipped framed if desired (only within the USA). Outside the USA, frame is not included. Not examined out of frame
702Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1977
Yukon River to Point Barrow Alaska
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1977
$120.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeYukon-River-to-Point-Barrow-AlaskaVery decorative 20th century British nautical chart of the Alaskan West Coast that expresses much of the fine character of the older copper-plate engraved navigation charts. Detailed soundings in the Bering Sea from Alaska westward 51 miles to Asia with Cape Dezhnev ( Dezhneva ) in Russia. This large attractive specimen is graced with four splendid inset profile views that show the rugged, snow-capped terrain of the Alaskan coast: At top- a broad view stretching from Cape Thompson to Cape Seppings and Mulgrave Hills fills the width of the chart; lower are profile views of Cape Prince of Wales and Cape York; the Diomede Islands; and Cape Lisburne. <br></br> Key features include Kotzebue and Nome, Alaska, the Chuckchi Sea, Bering Sea, Diomede Islands, St. Lawrence Island, mouths of the Yukon River, Norton Bay, Cape Nome, and Cape Prince of Wales. Numerous soundings, navigation hazards, and aids to navigation are noted. Originally published from London in 1907, the chart underwent numerous updates and corrections over the following 70 years as noted in several locations on the chart. <br></br> The chart is based on the exploration of the Pacific Coast and Alaska led by Frederick William Beechy aboard the refitted survey ship "Blossom" which had recently been converted from an 24 gun sloop-of-war. During the course of their three-year voyage Beechy's orders were to explore the Bering Strait and to attempt to rendevous with Parry and Franklin aboard HMS Fury and Hecla, who were searching for a Northwest Passage from the East coast. Beechy is credited with the discovery of Port Clarence, one of the featured insets in this chart.<br></br> With inset detailed plans: <ul> <li>"Plan of the Anchorage of Chamisso in Kotzebue Sound"</li> <li> "Plan of Port Clarence and Grantley Harbor" </li> <li> the cut between Port Clarence and Grantley Harbor. </li> </ul> Number 563. Title cartouche contains the oval logo of the British Hydrographic Office.
1136Coming Soon!DetailsWilson, John F.1979
Decorative pictorial map of Manteo, North Carolina
Wilson, John F.
1979
$175.00Wilson--John-F-Decorative-pictorial-map-of-Manteo--North-CarolinaInteresting pictorial map of downtown Manteo, North Carolina on Roanoke Island along Shallowbag Bay. This very decorative map is packed with features of daily life on Roanoke and provides a street map and birds-eye view of Manteo downtown ringed by pictures reflecting its maritime heritage including boats, sea chests, seagulls, oars, antique furniture, anchors, and foodstuffs. <br></br> A number of local historical homes are featured including the George Howard Creef House; the Forbes Nixon House; the Meekins House; the James Bonner House; and "The Old House" or George Washington Creef House, said to be one of the oldest structures then standing in downtown Manteo. Other key features pictured on the map are the Pioneer Theater; the Roanoke Island Volunteer Fire Department; Water Oak at Mother Vineyard; and the Dare County Courthouse. <br></br> About the courthouse Wilson notes: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Erected 1904, replacing a wooden 1873 structure. The land for the building was donated by John Wescott in 1870 when the county of Dare was formed from the counties of Hyde, Tyrrell and Currituck. It was named in honor of Virginia Dare, the first child of English parents born in the New World." </div> <br /> Manteo is located on Roanoke Island, part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. Named the seat of government for Dare County in 1870, Manteo incorporated in 1899 and in 2010 had a population of just 1434 persons. <br></br> Published by John F. Wilson IV in 1979.
886Coming Soon!DetailsGuthorn, Peter1984
U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861
Guthorn, Peter
1984
$55.00Guthorn--PeterU-S--Coastal-Charts--1783-1861Must-have reference guide for those interested in early nautical cartotgraphy of the U.S. coast. Numerous photographs and descriptions of coastal charts including blueback charts by historian Peter Guthorn make this a singular valuable resource for both collectors and researchers. <br></br> The Table of Contents includes: <br></br> <DL> <DT><STRONG>The Private Publishers</STRONG> <DD> > Matthew Clark <DD> > John and William Norman <DD> > Thomas Coles <DD> > Jonathan Price <DD> > John Strother <DD> > Samuel Lambert <DD> > Richard Patten <DD> > Charles Copley <DD> > George Eldridge <DT><STRONG>Charting by the Army</STRONG> <DT><STRONG>Charting by the Navy</STRONG> <DT><STRONG>The Coast Survey</STRONG> </DL>
1170Coming Soon!DetailsLochtefeld, John1995
On the Back of the Broad Sea
Lochtefeld, John
1995
$400.00Lochtefeld--JohnOn-the-Back-of-the-Broad-SeaLate 20th or 21st century etching "On the Back of the Broad Sea" by Nantucket artist John Lochtefeld. Signed in pencil by the artist at bottom right. A beautiful piece in Very Good condition. <br><br/> In Lochtefeld's dream-like scene two humpback whales glide in the depths below a four-masted sailing ship with all sails set. <br><br/> Lochtefeld operates a studio and gallery on the island of Nantucket where he has worked since 1969. Lochtefeld's work is influenced by the architecture, nature and history of Nantucket. <br><br/> Number 64 from a series of 260.
562Coming Soon!DetailsLochtefeld, John2005
Far Side of The Sea
Lochtefeld, John
2005
$400.00Lochtefeld--JohnFar-Side-of-The-SeaLate 20th or 21st century black and white etching "Far Side of the Sea" by John Lochtefeld. Signed in pencil by the author.<br><br/> Lochtefeld operates a studio and gallery on the island of Nantucket where he has worked since 1969. Lochtefeld's work is influenced by the architecture, nature and history of Nantucket. <br><br/> Matted and framed. Size with frame is 26" W x 21" H. Number 110 from a series of 200 copies.
563Coming Soon!DetailsLochtefeld, John2005
Moon Watch
Lochtefeld, John
2005
$100.00Lochtefeld--JohnMoon-WatchOriginal late 20th or 21st century monochrome serigraph etching "moon Watch" by John F. Lochtefeld. Signed by the author in pencil. <br><br/> Lochtefeld operates a studio and gallery on the island of Nantucket where he has worked since 1969. Lochtefeld's work is influenced by the architecture, nature and history of Nantucket. <br><br/> Matted. Number 89 from a series of 100 copies.