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5163Antique engraved map of the Southeast U.S.ADetailsMentelle and Chanlaire 
Carte de la Caroline Meridionale et Septentrionale et de la Virginie
Mentelle and Chanlaire
LOC:0
$400.00Mentelle-and-ChanlaireCarte-de-la-Caroline-Meridionale-et-Septentrionale-et-de-la-VirginieAntique engraved map of the Southeast U.S.A. from Mentelle & Chanlaire's "Atlas Universel". Identifies some of the early roads in the Carolinas and Virginia, early western trade routes and settlements. Covers from the Delaware Bay to the Savannah River and inland as far as modern-day Iowa. <br></br> This finely engraved original map was published from Paris, France in 1795, shortly after the end of the Revolutionary war. Engraved by Tardieu
5250Anonymous blueprint or cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland.DetailsAnonymous 
Cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland and Naval Academy
Anonymous
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$200.00AnonymousCyanotype-map-of-Annapolis--Maryland-and-Naval-AcademyRare anonymous blueprint or cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland. Coverage includes the Severn River, Spar Creek, College Creek and the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. Includes an area of "proposed extension of Academy grounds." Dated within to 1940. <br></br> Scale 1" = 2000 feet. Drawn by E.W.H.
5170Antique map of the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus by Porcacchi.DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1572
Antique map of Cyprus Cipro by Porcacchi
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1572
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$375.00Porcacchi--TomassoAntique-map-of-Cyprus-Cipro-by-PorcacchiAuthentic copperplate-engraved antique map of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus (Cipro) by Tomasso Porcacchi. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.
5197Antique map (1572) of the Hebrides and Orcades Islands, Scotland.DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1572
Isole Hebride et Orcade Scotland
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1572
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$375.00Porcacchi--TomassoIsole-Hebride-et-Orcade-ScotlandAuthentic copperplate-engraved antique map (1572) of the Hebrides and Orcades Islands off the mainland of Scotland. This map of the Orcades and Hebrides was drawn by Tomasso Porcacchi and was engraved by Girolamo Porro. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.
5237Bertius' antique map of the East Indies or Moluccas circa 1609.DetailsBertius, Petrus1609
Antique map of the East Indies or Moluccas
Bertius, Petrus
1609
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$190.00Bertius--PetrusAntique-map-of-the-East-Indies-or-MoluccasInteresting original miniature antique map of the Maluku Archipelago or Moluccas near the Banda Sea ca. 1609 by Petrus Bertius. Includes Sulawesi, Timor, Seram and numerous other islands in the Malaku province of Indonesia. <br></br> Petrus Bertius (1565 – 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 Bertius emigrated to France and he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. Latin text on verso. Page 750.
5131Antique engraving of a battle at Antwerp for the Black Galley.DetailsBaudartius, Willem1616
Hantwerpia
Baudartius, Willem
1616
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$150.00Baudartius--WillemHantwerpiaAntique copper-plate engraving of a battle between the Spanish and the Dutch during the 80 Years War. The 15-gun Black Galley of Dordrecht defeated eight Spanish ships on the Schelde / Scheldt river at Antwerp, 29 November 1600. <br></br> Published in Amsterdam by M. Colin de Thovoyon in 1616 in 'Les guerres de Nassau' by Willem Baudartius.
5196Map of the Balearic islands of Majorca and Minorca, Spain.DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Majorcae Et Minorcae Descrip
Bertius, Petrus
1616
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$325.00Bertius--PetrusMajorcae-Et-Minorcae-DescripUncolored miniature antique map of the <b>Balearic Islands</b> (Baleares) of Majorca and Minorca, Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Key named features include Porto Pin, Calafigur, Calalonga, Menacor, Cabo Formentelli, Porto Fornelle, and San Catharina. Sea monsters and a lateen-rigged sailing ship beautifully decorate the map while filling empty areas in the sea. In the crow's nest high above the deck a sailor is depicted throwing objects overboard, a detail perhaps related to a ritual of good fortune. <br></br> This fine copper-plate engraved map of Mallorca from a <b>French edition</b> of Petrus Bertius' <b>Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum</b>. The basis of the "Tabularum" was the atlas Caert Thresoor by Barent Langenes, first published in 1598. <br></br> Petrus Bertius (1565 – 1629) was a Flemish theologian, historian, geographer and cartographer and was related to Jodocus Hondius Sr. and Pieter van den Keere by marriage. Bertius studied at the University of Leiden and later traveled in Germany and Russia. In 1620 Bertius emigrated to France and he was appointed as a cosmographer to the court Louis XIII. French text on verso. <br></br> [ Mallorca, Majorca, Majorcae, Minorca, Menorca, Minorcae ]
5233Fine engraved portrait of the King of Florida by de Larmessin.Detailsde Larmessin, Nicolas1680
Fine engraved portrait of Le Roy de La Floride or King of Florida
de Larmessin, Nicolas
1680
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$450.00de-Larmessin--NicolasFine-engraved-portrait-of-Le-Roy-de-La-Floride-or-King-of-FloridaFine copper engraved portrait of the King of Florida: "Le Roy de La Floride", an American Indian chieftain by Nicolas de Larmessin. Scarce. <br></br> The British Museum catalog describes the engraving thus: " <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Portrait of a Native American chief, bust to right, looking to front, wearing feather headdress and fur dress; in oval frame with ribbon tied in the upper part, and coat of arms in the lower part." <div></br> Published by Pierre Bertrand in Paris, France from a series of more than 240 portraits. Attribution reads" "A Paris chez P. Bertrand, Rue St Jacques à la Pomme d'Or, proche St Severin, Avec Privit, du Roy." <br></br> Nicolas de Larmessin (1632-1694) was an engraver, specializing in portraits, apprenticed to Jean Mathieu in 1647. In 1654 de Larmessin married the daughter of publisher Pierre Bertrand of the Pomme d'Or in Rue St Jacques, Paris. De Larmessin took over Bertrand's stock at his death c.1678
5235Antique map of the Lesser Antilles or Isles Caribes.DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1683
Antique Map of the Lesser Antilles or Isles Caribes
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1683
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$250.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonAntique-Map-of-the-Lesser-Antilles-or-Isles-CaribesSmall, fine antique map of the Lesser Antilles. Very decorative map of the islands of the Lesser Antilles from Puerto Rico all the way to the coast of Venezuela. Includes St. Martin, St. Barths, St. Kitts, Guadalupe, Trinidad, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire and more. Depicts square-rigged sailing vessels battling at sea. <br></br> By A.M. Mallet in "Description de l' Univers", first published in Paris in 1683. Allain Mallet (1630-1706) was a French engineer, soldier, and cartographer. He served in the court of King Louis XIV as a teacher of mathematics. French text on the verso.
5105Navigation engraving from Gentleman's Recreation by Richard Blome.DetailsBlome, Richard1685
Original Navigation Engraving by Richard Blome
Blome, Richard
1685
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$300.00Blome--RichardOriginal-Navigation-Engraving-by-Richard-BlomeFine original copper-plate engraving "Navigation" from Gentleman's Recreation by Richard Blome. This plate, as many others in Blome's encyclopedia, was dedicated to an English nobleman. Show's a 17th century square-rigged sailing vessel with charts, a globe, compass and other navigation instruments. <br></br> Dedicated to George Legge, Baron of Dartmouth, Master General of the Ordnance and many other titles. <br></br> From Blome's "The Gentleman's Recreation. ... An Encyclopedy of the Arts and Sciences ... Horsemanship, Hawking, Hunting, Fowling, Fishing and Agriculture. With a Short Treatise of Cock-Fighting."
5240 Engraving by Coronelli illustrating the basic principles of geographyDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1689
Primi Elementi o Introdutione al Corso Geografico
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1689
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$650.00Coronelli--VincenzoPrimi-Elementi-o-Introdutione-al-Corso-GeograficoAn attractive, fine original copper-plate engraving that illustrates the basic principles of geography. The main map is a double hemisphere without landmasses, showing lines of latitude and longitude and climate zones The left sphere is inscribed with the names of the compass points and directions. The right sphere is inscribed with the names of the winds, and the is sphere divided into climatic zones. <br></br> The spheres are surrounded by several smaller spherical diagrams and tables making in all a very interesting and informative graphic compilation of the state of geographical knowledge in Venice, Italy at the end of the 17th century. From Coronelli's Atlante Veneto, based on work derived from his large globes. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers. Coronelli was an Italian Franciscan friar, cartographer, cosmographer and encyclopedist, a trained wood engraver who studied astronomy, Euclidean geometry and ancient philosophy and was named cosmographer for the Republic of Venice. <br></br> Coronelli became most famous for his very large globes built in Paris from 1681-1683 at the order of King Louis XIV. His terrestrial and celestial globes measured 3.9 meters in diameter and were not equaled for more than 200 years.
5241Lea's revision of Saxton's map of England for a traveller's guide.DetailsLea, Phillip1695
One sheet from The Travelers Guide after Saxtons map of England and Wales
Lea, Phillip
1695
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$350.00Lea--PhillipOne-sheet-from-The-Travelers-Guide-after-Saxtons-map-of-England-and-WalesTwo sheets from Phillip Lea's revised version of Christopher Saxton's large scale map of England and Wales first published in 1583. Shows a portion of Scotland at left; Northumberland (Northumbria), Cumbria (Cumberlandia) and Durham (Dunelmensis). Fifth state published by Philip Lea, Globemaker at ye Atlas and Hercules in Cheapside nere the corner of Fryday Street in London, [1687 - 1700]. <br></br> Philip Lea re-published Saxton's the map on a smaller scale designed to be used as a travelling map. He reduced the map to ten full sheets and four half sheets. This artifact consists of Lea's top two sheets laid side by side on vellum. <br></br> Verso shows English MS text legal document with a date of 1732 visible. Philip Lea re-engraved the plates at least five times during his period of ownership.
5210Rare plan of Bregancon, France by F. CoronelliDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Coronelli's Forte di Brigancon ed Isole de yeres (Bregancon, Hyeres)
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
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$245.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-Forte-di-Brigancon-ed-Isole-de-yeres-(Bregancon--Hyeres)Rare birdseye view of the island of Bregancon, France and the Isles de Hyeres by Coronelli. Today the island of Bregancon, near the French Riviera, is attached to the mainland by a short causeway. Includes the offshore islands of Tilan, Port Cros, Porquerolles and the village of San Margarita. Decorated with drawings of galleys under sail and oars. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from Coronelli's Teatro della Guerra. TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. (See also our smaller-scale chart of the entire Toulon harbor by Coronelli). Page 8. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.
5211Rare plan of Ile de Sainte-Marguerite, France by F. CoronelliDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Rare antique chart of French islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
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$265.00Coronelli--VincenzoRare-antique-chart-of-French-islands-of--Sainte-Marguerite-and-Saint-HonoratRare chart of the a portion of the Cote d'Azur and islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat off the coast of Cannes, (Canet) France near the Cap de Antibes. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from Coronelli's Teatro della Guerra. TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. Page 25. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.
13Antique nautical chart for sale of Spain and France.DetailsMichelot and Bremond1723
Carte Particuliere des cotes D'Espagne et de Barbarie
Michelot and Bremond
1723
LOC:55
$1,850.00Michelot-and-BremondCarte-Particuliere-des-cotes-D-Espagne-et-de-BarbarieAntique, attractive early 18th-century working portolan-style nautical chart of the western Mediterranean Sea with the southern coasts of France and Spain. This original rare nautical chart was produced by Henri Michelot and Laurent Bremond, who had close, first-hand experience with many of the areas they charted. <BR> </BR> Chart coverage includes the Mediterranean coasts of Europe and Africa (Barbarie) from the Strait of Gibraltar and Ceuta in the west through Marbella, Malaga, Almeria and Cartagena to Cap Palle in the east. Dozens of guard towers are noted along the coast; they would have been crucial during that era of intense raiding from the Barbary coast. Includes two large insets, one of Gibraltar and the other of the Bay of Tangier (Tanger). <BR> </BR> Some unique features not found in other <a rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Michelot and Bremond</a> antique nautical charts include a depiction of a navigator (Michelot?) sitting atop bales of merchandise embellished with initials and symbols related to the authors and engraver, and surrounded by maritime objects and navigational instruments including chart, compass and cross-staff. A separate and unexplained distance scale is included inside the neat line near bottom left. As these additional scales are found only on small-scale charts, their probable intended usage is for navigators' placement of divider points so as not to damage the master distance scale by repeated pricking. <br></br> Stopp
5162Plan of the island of Hispaniola by Amedee Frezier.DetailsFrezier, Amedee1725
Isle de S. Domingue
Frezier, Amedee
1725
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$300.00Frezier--AmedeeIsle-de-S--DomingueMap of the island of Hispaniola by Amedee Francois Frezier (1682-1773). Includes portions of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Decorative dedicatory cartouche. <br><?br> Includes an inset plan "Plan de la Ville Espagnole de S. Domingue". Condition issues at right margin but should mat and frame nicely.
5209Antique Polar Map of the North Pole by Herman Moll.DetailsMoll, Herman1744
Map of the North Pole by Herman Moll 1744
Moll, Herman
1744
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$325.00Moll--HermanMap-of-the-North-Pole-by-Herman-Moll-1744Fine original antique 18th-century polar map of the North Pole by Herman Moll. This scarce map is annotated with observations and facts regarding early exploration of the north polar region. Perhaps this is an unrecorded fifth state of the map as the "Vol 1. p. 714" found at upper left in the fourth state has been largely effaced and only a faint hint of the graved lines remain visible. The number " 2 " at upper right is clearly visible. <br></br> This striking polar projection shows Iceland, Greenland, Spitsbergen, Nova Zembla, portions of North America and Northern Europe. Text blocks at right and left detail the sun's movement at high latitudes and the explorations of the polar region by Frobisher, Davis and others <br></br> Published in London in "Thomas Salmon's Modern History: or the Present State of All Nations." Printed for Tho: Bowles next the Chapter House in St. Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London. <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London. Moll was friends with the English explorer and former pirate William Dampier. Moll used information from Dampier's many voyages, allowing his maps to be the first to accurately portray the ocean currents.
5166Two sheets of D'Anville's four-sheet map of North America.DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1746
Antique French map of North America Amerique Septentrionale
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
1746
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$460.00Anville--Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon-d-Antique-French-map-of-North-America-Amerique-SeptentrionaleTwo joined sheets of D'Anville's four-sheet map of North America and the West Indies from 1746 (dated within). Much blank space west of the Mississippi River reflects the scarcity of information about the geography of Tecas (Texas) and most of the west United States save for that of the Spanish territories around New Mexico. D'Anville names and locates many native American tribes including the Chicachas, Canoatinos, the Cherakis, Iroquois, and Chetimachas (around Bayou Lafourche, Louisiana). <br></br> At upper left is an inset of Hudson Bay, Baffin Bay, Labrador, Baffin Bay, and Greenland. <br></br> Designed by Gravelot; engraved by Major.
5191Antique nautical sea chart map of Porto Ercole, Italy by AyrouardDetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Plan du Port Hercule Porto Ercole Tuscany
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
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$450.00Ayrouard--JacquesPlan-du-Port-Hercule-Porto-Ercole-TuscanyOriginal antique nautical chart or plan of the town and harbor of Port Hercule (Porto Ercole), Italy by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1732- 1746). The plan is from Ayrouard's scarce sea atlas titled: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Méditerranée". This engraved plan is of the old port at Porto Ercole which is located on the eastern side of the Monte Argentario promontory in the province of Grosetto, in the Tuscany region. <br></br> Like Henry Michelot, Jacques Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille. However, Ayrouard's port plans are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (18"x11") and extensively shaded topography in this plan are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's nautical plans. Plate 29. <br> </br>
5238Engraving to support The Solar System according to Copernicus.DetailsLondon Magazine1752
Antique engraved plate of the Solar System and comets
London Magazine
1752
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$150.00London-MagazineAntique-engraved-plate-of-the-Solar-System-and-cometsOriginal antique copper-plate engraved view titled: "The solar system with the orbits of 5 remarkable comets." The print explains the drawing: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The orbits of the Planets are drawn according to their mean distance from the Sun; and the Planets themselves in the proportions they bear to each other." </div></br> Illustrates the Copernican helio-centric theory of the solar system. Interesting representation of five periodic appearances of comets with their periodicity and generalized orbits. <br></br> Published in the February, 1752 issue of London Magazine to illustrate an article: "The Solar System according to Copernicus."
5106Fine engraved frontispiece for Collin's Great Britains Coasting Pilot.DetailsCollins, Greenvile1753
Engraved Frontispiece for Great Britains Coasting Pilot
Collins, Greenvile
1753
LOC:0
$350.00Collins--GreenvileEngraved-Frontispiece-for-Great-Britains-Coasting-PilotFine original engraved frontispiece for "Great Britains Coasting Pylot being a new survey of the sea coast by Greenvile Collins Hydrographer to His Majesty." With Poseidon, Britannia, sea nymphs, putti, trumpets, navigation instruments, a chart of the U.K. and one trident. Very attractive. <br></br> Sold by William Mount and Thomas Page on Tower Hill, London.
5135Histoire générale des voyages tome onzièmeDetailsPrevost, Antoine-Francois1753
Histoire générale des voyages tome onzième v 11
Prevost, Antoine-Francois
1753
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$1,150.00Prevost--Antoine-FrancoisHistoire-générale-des-voyages-tome-onzième-v-11Volume 11 of Prevost's history of voyages to the south sea. Contains accounts of the explorations of Narborough, Wood, Anson, Dampier, Carieri and others. Plates of unusual animals and six plates of botannicals with copper-engraved maps as below. <b>Includes two very desirable, foundational maps of Australia</b> with the continent shown attached to Tasmania: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>"Carte reduite des Terres Australes pour servir …" by Nicolas Bellin. 1753. (11" x 8"). Very good.</li> <li>"Carte reduite de la Mer du Sud pour servir ..." by Nicolas Bellin. 1753. (14" x 8"). Good. </li> </ul> </div> French text. Volume 11- tome onzième. Second Partie. "Histoire Generale des voyages, ou nouvelle collection de toutes les relations de voyages par mer et par Terre, qui ont ete publiees jusqu'a present dans les differentes langues de toutes les nations connue …". Published by Didot from Paris in 1753. <br></br> Contents include but are not limited to these plates: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Carte reduite de la partie la plus meridionale de l'Amerique No. 1</li> <li>Carte reduite du Detroit de Magellan No. 2</li> <li>Carte de l'Isle de Caienne No. 3</li> <li>La Ville de Cayenne No. 4</li> <li>Carte du Detroit de le Maire No. 5</li> <li>Carte particuliere de l'Isle de Juan Fernandez No. 6</li> <li>Coste du Nord Est de l'Isle de Juan Fernandez No. 7</li> <li><b>Carte reduite des Terres Australes No. 8</b></li> <li><b>Carte reduite de la Mer du Sud No. 9</b></li> <li><b>Representation du cours ordinaires des vents … Mer du Sud</b> No. 10</li> <li>Vue de la Place de Juan Fernandez No. 13</li> <li>Batiment leger des Isles de Larrons No. 14</li> </ul> </div>
5246Gibson's map of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1760.DetailsGibson, John1760
Plan of the city of Philadelphia with the country adjacent
Gibson, John
1760
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$200.00Gibson--John-Plan-of-the-city-of-Philadelphia-with-the-country-adjacentGibson's map of the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with a rectangular grid street layout. Shows the ship channel in the Delaware River, numerous ferries, the Schuylkill River, Petty's Isle and numerous individual home noted by the family name. Vol 5. Page 20. <br></br> From "The world displayed; or, A curious collection of voyages and travels, selected from the writers of all nations."
5192Antique engraved map of the empire of Cyrus the Great.Detailsde Mornas, Buy1762
Empire de Cyrus
de Mornas, Buy
1762
LOC:0
$325.00de-Mornas--BuyEmpire-de-CyrusFine original antique engraved map of the empire of Cyrus the Great of Persia. "Empire de Cyrus", was taken from the <b>Atlas Historique et Géographique</b> by de Mornas. The map encompasses much of western Asia and the Middle East including Saudi Arabia and Iran. Very decorative border.
5177Antique engraved plan of Pensacola, Florida and Santa Rosa Island.DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Piano del Porto e degli Stabilimenti di Pensacola Uncolored
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
LOC:0
$575.00Masi--Tommaso-Gio-Piano-del-Porto-e-degli-Stabilimenti-di-Pensacola-UncoloredBeautifully engraved antique plan of Pensacola, Florida and the surrounding 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 reconnaissance expedition in 1693 who was one of the first to map Pensacola Bay. <br></br> Originally published in the Gazzetiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Contains many soundings and notations of the composition of the sea bottom, important to navigators who had to rely heavily on lead-line measurements for safe passage. Engraved by Giuseppe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.
5171Two maps of the  West Coast of North America by Vaugondy.Detailsde Vaugondy, Robert1772
Carte de La Californie et des Pays Nord Ouest 1772
de Vaugondy, Robert
1772
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$325.00de-Vaugondy--RobertCarte-de-La-Californie-et-des-Pays-Nord-Ouest-1772Two 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 Planicus (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 California" 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 place names including Cabo Blanco , Cabo de San Francisco and los Farilones (the Farallon islands).
5207Antique Sea chart of the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of BengalDetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Nautical chart of the Nicobar Islands Indian Ocean
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
LOC:0
$300.00Mannevillette--d-ApresNautical-chart-of-the-Nicobar-Islands-Indian-OceanOriginal engraved sea chart of the Nicobar Island Archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Islands in the Nicobar Archipelago include Car Nicobar, Battimalym, Chowra, Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Katchal, Nancowry, and more. In 2013 UNESCO declared 85% of Great Nicobar Island, the largest, as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. <br></br> Manvillette's chart Includes an inset plan of the channel between the islands of Camorta, Nancowry, and Trincut which would have provided a harbor from storms but where navigation without the chart would have been dangerous: "Plan Particulier du Port Compris entre les Isles Nancaueri, Souri, et Tricutte." <br></br> This fine hand-colored nautical chart is from J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China.
1167Antique chart of the "Bay de Tampa" or Tampa Bay, Florida.DetailsLe Rouge, George1778
Scarce early nautical chart of Tampa Bay, Florida
Le Rouge, George
1778
LOC:0
$1,500.00Le-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 Hillsborough", 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>. Only one sale recorded in AMPR, 28 years ago. <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 Gulf of Mexico. Rouge's Pilote américain septentrional 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.
5218Two miniature maps of North America and of South America.DetailsAnonymous1790
Fine pair miniature maps North America South America
Anonymous
1790
LOC:0
$165.00AnonymousFine-pair-miniature-maps-North-America-South-AmericaFine pair of miniature maps of North America and of South America. Each charming antique, hand-colored map measures 2" x 3.5" inside the neatline. With minuscule text in English describing each continent. Anonymous. Shows Nootka Sound. Date estimated ca. 1790 but certainly between 1778 and 1803. <br></br> Most of the western U.S.A. is labeled as Mexico or New Spain or as Louisiana. Page numbers 5 and 6.
5128Laurie's and Whittle's Chart of Blazonry.DetailsLaurie and Whittle1795
Original Rare 18th Century Heraldic Print A Chart of Blazonry
Laurie and Whittle
1795
LOC:0
$1,800.00Laurie-and-WhittleOriginal-Rare-18th-Century-Heraldic-Print-A-Chart-of-BlazonryA Chart of Blazonry. Engraved pictorial chart, uncolored, of the components of a blazon or heraldic device. The chart is essentially a reference work, a visual dictionary that allows the conversion of textual descriptions of a blazon into its visual image. <br></br> Rare. No copies found anywhere online. <br></br> Blazonry, a part of heraldry, is the formal description or illustration of coats of arms. Blazonry embodies a grammar and vocabulary which describe the meaning of a blazon. The field of heraldry, of ancient origin, is the system by which coats of arms and other armorial bearings are devised, displayed, described, recorded and granted. <br></br> Published on March 30, 1795 by Laurie and Whittle no. 53 Fleet Street, London. <br></br> Engraved by Robinson
5169Map of a proposed canal in England from the town of Leeds to Selby.DetailsAnonymous1800
Antique plan of the intended navigable canal from Leeds to Selby.
Anonymous
1800
LOC:0
$800.00AnonymousAntique-plan-of-the-intended-navigable-canal-from-Leeds-to-Selby-<br>Unrecorded map</b> ca. 1774 (but printed early 19th C.?) of a proposed canal in England from the town of Leeds to Selby. Probably after the survey of John Longbotham who is reported to have been employed to survey the route. <br></br> The Leeds and Selby Canal would connect with another waterway, the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, then under construction. The canal was proposed to reduce the time and costs to ship bulky items between the two towns which were currently served by boats over the winding course of the River Aire. <br></br> The canal proposal ultimately was defeated in Parliament and the shorter Selby Canal was built to Haddesley on the Aire in 1778. <br></br> Similar to but much larger (28" x 13") than an anonymous map of the same name published in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1774 (~ 8" x 13"). With two tables of distances, a table of references to the River Calder and a table of references to the River Aire. <br></br> Fine circular inset context map centered on York showing the towns, villages and waterways. Title on the inset reads: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "A map of 40 miles round York shewing the advantageous situation of that city in a fertile country abounding with every convenience for the support of trade which would be greatly improved from the center to the utmost limits by making a canal navigation from Leeds to Selby." </div> </br> On wove paper, with evident platemark. Unattributed.
5198Two MS cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob.DetailsAnonymous1800
Two French Manuscript Cadastral Plans near Dijon, France.
Anonymous
1800
LOC:0
$165.00AnonymousTwo-French-Manuscript-Cadastral-Plans-near-Dijon--France-Two manuscript cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob, one with grape vines, ca. 1790. Today there are at least two wine producers operating in France with the name Jacob. Both wineries lie about 30 km southwest of Dijon, France near the main road : Domaine Jacob and Domaine Lucien Jacob. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> 1) MS plan of an L-shaped lot belonging to Mr. Jacob and containing 49 ares and 49 centiares. Site plan was located at the intersection of the "Grande route de Dijon a Paris" and the "Chemin de Memont a Dijon." North oriented to the right with a fine arrow direction indicator. 8" x 6". </br> 2) MS plan of two lots belonging to Mr. Jacob. One lot planted with grapevines. 7" x 5". </div> </br> A French "are" was a metric measurement equal to 100 square meters; a "centiare" was equal to one square meter. Usage of ares and centiares dates the map after the French Revolution, when France adopted the Metric System of measurement.
5195Plan of the harbor of St. Paul, Malta in the Mediterranean.DetailsHeather, William1810
Scarce Port Plan of The Harbor of St. Paul in Malta
Heather, William
1810
LOC:0
$325.00Heather--WilliamScarce-Port-Plan-of-The-Harbor-of-St--Paul-in-MaltaPlan of the harbor of St. Paul, Malta in the Mediterranean Sea. Scarce. Published by William Heather in the New Mediterranean Pilot, 1810. Other sources attribute the port plan to Allezard or Roux but text is in English, thus not a French product; also the compass rose title cartouche is a distinctive diagnostic feature of William Heather. <br></br> Manuscript notation in an unknown script similar to Persian. <br></br> Heather's port plan of St. Paul shows Salt Bay, Point Chaura, Salmonetta, several watchtowers, a lighthouse, anchorages and a mosque. Below the "small harbor" a hilltop village is labeled "Redemption".
5175One of the earliest obtainable maps of Detroit, MI by Mullett.DetailsMullett, John1831
Plan of Detroit by John Mullett 1830
Mullett, John
1831
LOC:0
$325.00Mullett--JohnPlan-of-Detroit-by-John-Mullett-1830Original fine steel-engraved cadastral map of Detroit, Michigan and one of the earliest obtainable maps of Detroit. The map of Detroit was issued by the US Government in their 'Report of Public Lands' for 1831. Excellent condition. One very interesting feature of the map is the small drawings of local buildings that pepper Mullett's map including the Catholic Church, the Old Market, the Capitol, the Penitentiary, and the U.S. Arsenal. <br></br> John Mullett's survey of 1830 is the first map made of Detroit after the Great Fire of 1805. After the fire Territorial Judge Augustus Woodward created a street plan modeled after Washington, D.C with diagonal streets that radiated like the spokes of a wheel. The downtown shows Judge Woodward's plan of the "Grand Circus", the Campus Martius, and the waterfront with new proposed construction shaded at bottom. <br></br> John Mullett (1786-1862) was a prominent Detroit surveyor. Mullett served as Deputy Surveyor General of the Northwest Territory from 1822 to 1849. Following Mullett's 1830 "Plan of Detroit" survey, he had two roads in Detroit named after him: Mullet Street (1835) and Catherine Street (1835). <br></br> Lacking the volume numbers and printer's attribution to Bowen and Co. that characterize the later edition of 1860, thus 1830. 21st Congress, 2nd Session, Washington, DC.
5176Plat of the City of Detroit, a cadastral plan by John Farmer in 1831.DetailsFarmer, John1831
Plat of the City of Detroit by John Farmer 1830
Farmer, John
1831
LOC:0
$250.00Farmer--JohnPlat-of-the-City-of-Detroit-by-John-Farmer-1830Plat of the City of Detroit, a fine steel-engraved cadastral plan of Detroit, Michigan drawn by John Farmer. The map of Detroit was issued by the US Government in their 'Report of Public Lands' for 1831. <br></br> Lacking the volume numbers and printer's attribution to Bowen and Co. that characterize the later edition of 1860, thus 1830. 21st Congress, 2nd Session, Washington, DC. <br></br> By cartographer John Farmer (1798-1859 ). In 1844 Farmer published his best known work- "The State of Michigan and the Surrounding Country". Extremely detailed, the map quickly became so popular with the public that prices for used copies of Farmer's map soon exceeded the list price.
4943The earliest chart published by the Coast Survey: Bridgeport, Conn.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1835
First chart issued Coast Survey Bridgeport, Conn.
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1835
LOC:0
$675.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFirst-chart-issued-Coast-Survey-Bridgeport--Conn-This "EXTRACT from the U.S. Coast Survey... Harbour of Bridgeport, Conn." <b>is the first navigational chart published by the Coast Survey.</b> It was privately printed in lithography by P. Haas of Washington from the drawing of T.A.M. Craven." (Guthorn. United States Coastal Charts 1783-1861. p. 61.) <br></br> Two other charts are notable as early Coast Survey charts printed outside the government: New Haven Harbor (1838) and Newark Bay (1839). Each are distinguished from later printings by the presence of the word "Extract" in the charts's title. <br></br> In 1835 the Coast Survey had not fully hit its stride and did not possess printing equipment. This chart was not published in-house but was sent out for printing. It was not until 1844 / 1845 that the Coast Survey printed a chart on their own, that of New York Harbor, in six sheets measuring 63" x 64". Lithographed by P. Haas.</br> (Burroughs, Charles A. Hassler's First Chart. 1987. https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/GOVPUB-C13-205178772c3ec101c76282e5b214d28e/pdf/GOVPUB-C13-205178772c3ec101c76282e5b214d28e.pdf )
5164Small antique map of southern Galveston Bay survey.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1848
Antique Map of Galveston Bay and City Bolivar Survey Progress
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1848
LOC:0
$75.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Map-of-Galveston-Bay-and-City-Bolivar-Survey-ProgressSmall antique hand-colored map of southern Galveston Bay showing the progress of an early triangulation survey of the area around Galveston, Texas. The composition of the lines show which lines were between occupied vs. unoccupied survey stations and lines between primary versus secondary stations. <br></br> Coverage of this Galveston survey map includes Galveston City, Bolivar Point, Smith's Point, Edward's Point, Highland Bayou, Heron Grove, Parr's Grove and more locations.
5156Blue back sea chart for the west coast of South America.DetailsImray, James1849
Blueback chart Gulf of Nicoya to San Blas Central America.
Imray, James
1849
LOC:0
$500.00Imray--JamesBlueback-chart-Gulf-of-Nicoya-to-San-Blas-Central-America-Antique blue back sea chart for the west coast of South America from Cape Corrientes in the state of Jalisco, Mexico trending southeast to Coiba Island, Panama about 275 miles south of the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica. Published in 1849, during the California Gold Rush when clipper ships would have needed comprehensive navigational guidance along both coasts of South America, especially to ports and harbors for revictualling and repair. Includes seven engraved inset coastal elevation views. <br></br> Part 7 of an 8-chart series by James Imray for the navigation of the East and West Coast of America. Scarce, only one sale recorded of this chart in the AMPR. <br></br> Inset harbor charts include: Port Sihuatanijo, Port Acapulco, Port Guatulco, Port San Carlos, Realejo Harbour, Salinas Bay, Port Culebra, and San Blas.
5205Fascinating antique manuscript map of North America, ca. 1850.DetailsMorris1850
Manuscript Map of North America
Morris
1850
LOC:0
$300.00MorrisManuscript-Map-of-North-AmericaFascinating antique manuscript map of North America, ca. 1850 by "Morris". Carefully drawn and lettered, this map clearly reflects the work of a dedicated draughtsman with fine penmanship at a very small size. It is difficult to imagine that anyone would be able to work in finer detail than on this small map. <br></br> Among the named features, a few help narrow the date when the map was drawn: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Shows the old West Florida Territory extending westward into Louisiana suggesting a date for the map between 1822 and 1845.</li> <li>Shows Alaska as "Russian America" a term applied between 1733 and 1867 when Russia sold the Russian colony to the United States of America.</li> <li>Shows Milledgeville, Georgia, the capital of that state from 1804 to 1868.</li> <li>The map shows the boundaries of the New Mexico Territory, established in 1850</li> </ul> </div>
4957Depot: Scarce French Chart of the East Indies.DetailsDepot de la Marine1862
Fine French chart of the East Indies
Depot de la Marine
1862
LOC:0
$1,075.00Depot-de-la-MarineFine-French-chart-of-the-East-Indies1862 edition of a French nautical chart of the Indian Ocean and East Indies first published by the French Depot General de la Marine in 1837. French nautical charts of the Indian Ocean are scarce. No record of a sale of this chart is found in the AMPR. <br></br> This chart of the Indian Ocean to western Australia is based on exploration led by Daussy (Chief Hydrographer) and Wissocq. Engraved by Chassant. With contemporary manuscript ink annotations of a ship's daily course plotted east bound past the Cape of Good Hope and again west bound on the home trip. The positions extend far to the east, past the Philippine islands, another 4 days cruise past the neatline, and terminate at "Pelew" or the island of Palau. <br></br> Coverage includes a wide swath of ocean extending from Africa and Madagascar to Australia, Borneo, and Eastern China. <br></br> Published by order of the King. Seller's paste-on label at bottom right: "SAUVAT Libraire Rue Saint-Remy 3, a Bordeaux."
4998Coast Survey charts with tidal information for the east Gulf of MexicoDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1862
Charts of Cotidalines of Diurnal and Semi-Diurnal Tides East Gulf Mexico
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1862
LOC:0
$180.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyCharts-of-Cotidalines-of-Diurnal-and-Semi-Diurnal-Tides-East-Gulf-MexicoTwo small U.S. Coast Survey charts with tidal information for the eastern Gulf of Mexico. 1862. Includes prominently the state of Florida. Each chart measures 7" x 6" inside the neatline. <br></br> A cotidal line is defined as: "a line on a map connecting points at which a tidal level, especially high tide, occurs simultaneously. " A diurnal tide is characterized by one high water (tide) and one low water (tide) per day. A semidiurnal tidal cycle is a cycle with two nearly equal high tides and low tides every lunar day.
5158Antique Chart of Trincomalie, an important port in Sri Lanka.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1864
Antique Chart of the Bay and Harbor at Trincomalee Trincomalie Ceylon Sri Lanka
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1864
LOC:0
$400.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-the-Bay-and-Harbor-at-Trincomalee-Trincomalie-Ceylon-Sri-LankaChart of the Bay and Harbor of Trincomalee, an important port in Sri Lanka, which has been called the finest in the Indian Ocean. Published by the Hydrographical Office of the British Admiralty on July 3rd, 1834. Last corrected 1864. <br></br> The numerous key features on the map include Flagstaff Point, Fort Frederick, Lake Tamblegam, Great Bay, Norway Point, Elephant Ridge, Round Island, and Great Saber Island. Numerous soundings and marked anchorages. <br></br> In 1834 the Nautical Magazine described the chart: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Double-elephant. Includes the whole of Back Bay on the north and Great Bay on the south with Foul Point. It gives a complete view of the whole of the indented coast by which the harbour of Trincomalee is surrounded." </div> (Vol. 3, p. 690) <br></br> The same issue noted a similar sized but larger scale chart only of the "Harbour of Trincomalee" by Owen, Cannon, and Loring.
5126Manuscript map of oil fields near Oil City, Pennsylvania.DetailsPomeroy, S.T.1865
Manuscript early map of Pennsylvania Oil Fields
Pomeroy, S.T.
1865
LOC:0
$3,750.00Pomeroy--S-T-Manuscript-early-map-of-Pennsylvania-Oil-FieldsA hand-drawn antique map, a historical cartographic artifact related to the early days of oil production along the Allegheny River in the U.S.A. An unrecorded foundational map for U.S. oil production created by S.T. Pomeroy six years after oil was first commercially produced in Pennsylvania. The main focus of the oil-field map seems to be a series of leases (in yellow) along Pine Run Creek. <br></br> This one-of-a-kind pen and ink manuscript map of oil fields in Pennsylvania was created during a time of great speculative excitement just six years after Edwin L. Drake struck "rock oil" at Titusville, Pennsylvania in Oil Creek Valley in 1859. Drawn by hand by Pomeroy in 1865, near the end of the Civil War, coverage includes lands, leases, wells, and waterways beginning about 8 miles south of Titusville. <br></br> Shows the Allegheny River and Clarion Rivers and the significant tributaries of Oil Creek, Pit Hole Creek, East Sandy Creek, Pine Hill Run, Big Sandy, and Hemlock Creek. With newly developed Oil City, Franklin, and President, Pennsylvania as well as a clear route for the turnpike linking Oil City, Sandy, and Franklin. One well near the confluence of the Allegheny River and East Sandy Creek is shown as producing 250 barrels daily, quite a prolific output in those days. <br></br> The Pomeroy name was somewhat common in Pennsylvania during that time period, but details on the map of islands in the Allegheny River and the wells along the rivers and creek suggest a nautical connection. Pomeroy's Oil Creek Boat Express operated a river-barge, the "Pomeroy Express" along Oil Creek. <br></br> (Sketches in Crude Oil: Some Accidents and Incidents of the Petroleum …) https://books.google.com/books
5161Antique French Chart of the Chagos Islands, Indian Ocean.DetailsDepot de la Marine1870
Antique French Chart of the Chagos Islands with Diego Garcia
Depot de la Marine
1870
LOC:0
$1,300.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Chagos-Islands-with-Diego-GarciaEngraved antique nautical chart of the Chagos Island Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, based on surveys of Moresby and Powell of the British East India Company. Published by the French Admiralty (Depot de la Marine) in 1841 with essential corrections in 1870. <br></br> The Chagos Island lie in the Indian Ocean about 300 miles south of the Maldive Islands. Diego Garcia, a United States military base, is located in the southeastern portion of the Chagos Archipelago. <br></br> Contains the circular anchor stamp of the Depot General de la Marine. With a black over-stamp, partially illegible but believed for "Cartes de la Marine Impériale. Debrie Libraire au Harve, Seul Depositaire." <br></br> Price: two Francs. Engraved by Chassant. Chart number 943.
5093Map of Elizabeth, New Jersey by Ernest L. Meyer from 1871.DetailsMeyer, Ernest L.1871
Unrecorded map of Elizabeth, New Jersey 19th Century
Meyer, Ernest L.
1871
LOC:0
$4,650.00Meyer--Ernest-L-Unrecorded-map-of-Elizabeth--New-Jersey-19th-CenturyUnrecorded map of Elizabeth, New Jersey by Ernest L. Meyer and W.F. Wonneberg from 1871. Single sheet, apparently the bottom half of a two-sheet map. Published two years before an earthquake, in September 1873, caused a panic that led to a recession. Ernest L. Meyer C.E. was City Surveyor for Elizabeth, N.J. <br></br> Not in LOC, WorldCat, or AMPR. Not found online, nor mentioned anywhere. <br></br> Engraved by J. Schedler. No. 60 Fulton Street, N.Y. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1871 by Ernest L. Meyer and W.F. Wonneberg in the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington D.C. <br></br> Meyer also published a "Map of Elizabethtown, N.J. at the time of the Revolutionary War"; a smaller "Map of the City of Elizabeth, N.J.", 1856; and with P. Witzel in 1862, the "Topographical Map of Union County, New Jersey". <br></br> Includes two ink stamps: John G. Saurwein, Attorney at Law, Elizabeth, N.J.; and James Vosseller.
5153Admiralty chart of south Sri Lanka (Ceylon) published in 1858.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Antique Admiralty Chart of South Ceylon (Sri Lanka)
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
LOC:0
$1,150.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Admiralty-Chart-of-South-Ceylon-(Sri-Lanka)Large nautical chart of south Sri Lanka (Ceylon) published in 1858 with last corrections in 1875. This scarce antique navigation chart was based on surveys by T.H. Twynam in 1833. The chart includes three finely engraved coastal elevation views- Colombo from the Outer Anchorage, Galle Light House, and Lion Peak. side of Gan Island. <br></br> Five inset large-scale harbor charts include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Colombo</li> <li>Dodandowe Bay</li> <li>Kirinde Road</li> <li>Belligam Bay</li> <li>Point de Galle Harbour</li> </ul> </div> The sailing directions on this old chart make for interesting reading. For Belligam Bay the Admiralty recommended: "Keep the Cocoanut Trees on the point inside Woody Island well open until you bring Ruane Rock on with the east side of Gan Island." <br></br> The chart is titled: "Indian Ocean. Ceylon, South Coast. Surveyed by Mr. T.H. Twynam, Master Attendant at Point de Galle, 1833, with additions by Mr. James Steuart, Master, R.N., and E.I. Company's Officers." <br></br> Published by the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty January 1858 by Captain Washington. Engraved by J and C. Walker. Sold by J.D. Potter, London.
5239Thematic map Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco for 1878.DetailsU.S. Army Engineers1878
Early U.S. Flow Map Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce
U.S. Army Engineers
1878
LOC:0
$320.00U-S--Army-EngineersEarly-U-S--Flow-Map-Tonnage-Chart-of-Coastwise-CommerceScarce thematic <b>flow map</b> of the United States west coast: California, Oregon, and Washington. An early institutional example of a "flow map" used for the U. S. Government. The flow map was first used less than 40 years earlier by Charles-Joseph Minard after his earlier formative use line width to display the attrition of French troops during Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> The chart shows the volume (tonnage) of maritime trade from all points south of San Francisco to ports along the U.S. West Coast. The use for the chart was to support the decision-making process for selecting a new harbor of refuge and breakwater on the Pacific Ocean between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and San Francisco. <br></br> Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco -California <br></br> From "Harbor of Refuge on the Pacific Coast Appendix PP of the Annual report to the Chief of Engineers for 1881. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1881.
5199Manuscript plan of Chalon sur Saone in France.DetailsAnonymous1880
Manuscript plan of Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Anonymous
1880
LOC:0
$175.00AnonymousManuscript-plan-of-Chalon-sur-Saône--FranceFine manuscript pen and ink plan ca. 1880 titled: "Plan de deux enceintes primitives de Chalon sur Saone." Show the ancient city with the two ancient walls or "enceintes" at the village of Chalon-sur-Saône, France. Notes the location of many interesting sites including the "gibet" (gibbet) or post used as a gallows or place of execution. <br></br> With a unperforated red stamp bearing three circles ( the coat of arms of Chalon sur Saone) above the French medal Legion d'Honneur surmounted by a crown. Napoleon I awarded the Legion d'Honneur to the town of Chalon sur Saone in 1815 in recompense for their support during his Austrian campaign. <br></br> Top is oriented to the northeast. Shows the Saone river with bridges at right.
5151Antique engraved sea chart of the west coast of Peru.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1882
Chart of South America West Coast Callao Lima Pisco Bay
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1882
LOC:0
$350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-South-America-West-Coast-Callao-Lima-Pisco-BayAntique engraved sea chart of the west coast of Peru based on explorations by the ship Beagle. Coverage includes a wide stretch of coast that includes Callao (the port for Lima, Peru), and Pisco Bay with the Ballestas Islands (Ballista). Last corrections 1882. These charts are increasingly scarce. <br></br> This fine chart contains seven engraved inset coastal elevation views with features that include Huacho Head, Hormigas Rocks, Salinas Point, Calavera Head, and Mount Lechuza. Two inset harbors charts: Ancon Bay and Chincha Hills. <br></br> Published by the Admiralty September, 15th 1840. Sold by J. D. Potter. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Chart number 1323. <br></br> Faint blue stamped sellers label for Phillip, Son & Nephew, Liverpool.
5137Antique map of St. Augustine, Florida by Max Bloomfield.DetailsBloomfield, Max1884
Bloomfield's Map of St. Augustine Fla. and its Environs
Bloomfield, Max
1884
LOC:0
$250.00Bloomfield--MaxBloomfield-s-Map-of-St--Augustine-Fla--and-its-EnvironsAntique map of St. Augustine, Florida from "Bloomfield's Illustrated Historical Guide Embracing an Account of the Antiquities of St. Augustine, Florida." Fine detail shows the coquina quarries, Fort Marion, the Matanzas River, Anastasia Island and both the new lighthouse and the location of the old lighthouse. A shell road is shown entering the city past the city gates. <br></br> Published in 1884 by Max Bloomfield, Bookseller, News dealer and Stationer of St. Augustine, Florida. Copyrighted. At right a list of references in the City of St. Augustine including the old Spanish graveyard, the Huguenot Cemetery, the old slave market, and a monument to the Confederate dead. <br></br> North oriented to right.
5060Map of Nantucket Island 1887 after Reverend F.C. Ewer in 1869.DetailsOld Colony Railroad Company1887
Historical Map of Nantucket Surveyed and Drawn by the Rev. F. C. Ewer. D. D. 1869
Old Colony Railroad Company
1887
LOC:0
$400.00Old-Colony-Railroad-CompanyHistorical-Map-of-Nantucket-Surveyed-and-Drawn-by-the-Rev--F--C--Ewer--D--D--1869Map of Nantucket Island, 1887 after Reverend F.C. Ewer in 1869. Printed on very thin paper with a section of Nantucket Island identified in red as property of the <b>Nantucket Surf Side Land Co.</b> <br></br> Historical Map of Nantucket Surveyed and Drawn by the Rev. F. C. Ewer. D. D. Produced by Old Colony Line "the shortest, quickest, best and only direct route between Boston or New York and Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard." With red ink notations advertising the Nantucket Surf Side Land Company, 46 School Street, Boston, Massachusetts, offering for sale lots for $10 and upwards. <br></br> Contains three columns of historical information about Nantucket, arranged chronologically for the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. Latest entry is for 1886: <div class="indenttextblock"> Cable communication with Nantucket by the U.S. Signal Service. Consolidation of the N. & C. C. Steamboat Company with the N. B., V. & Nant. Steamboat Co. with corporate name "New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Company." Steamer Nantucket built by the same Company, and placed upon the route in July. </div>
5007Manuscript map of Havana, Cuba by Pujals from 1891.DetailsPujals, Jose1891
Antique manuscript map plan of the Bay of Havana, Cuba with Regla
Pujals, Jose
1891
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$700.00Pujals--JoseAntique-manuscript-map-plan-of-the-Bay-of-Havana--Cuba-with-ReglaMS plan and hydrographic chart of the bay of Havana, Cuba. Very early surveyor's master document on tracing cloth of Havana, Cuba with blue color from the verso, as was the practice of the era for creating shading on blueprints. This manuscript map was intended for use in generating multiple cyanotype (blueprint) copies. <br></br> Names several important locations including Regla, Cabana, Ensenada de Mari Melena, and Casa Blanca. The plan includes isobaths showing depth of water in Havana Bay. <br></br> MS notation in Spanish reads: "Corresponde a la Real Orden de consesion des dichas obras fecha de 17 de ?? Habana de 13 Febrero de 1891 J. Pujals" <br></br> Creator is presumed to be Jose Pujals, an engineer with the Port of Havana Cuba. In 1899 Jose Pujals was the directing engineer in charge of works at the Port of Havana. On February 1, Captain A.H. Weber of the Second United States Volunteer Engineers was appointed as directing engineer and Pujals was moved to a position as Weber's assistant. <br></br> Scale 1:2500.
5094State congress. district maps and population statistics for 1880 & 90.DetailsU.S. Congress1891
Map supplement showing boundaries of congressional districts in 1891
U.S. Congress
1891
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$650.00U-S--CongressMap-supplement-showing-boundaries-of-congressional-districts-in-1891Scarce volume of maps and population statistics for 1880 and 1890 published as a supplement to the congressional directory. Maps show counties/parishes and boundaries of congressional districts. <br></br> With exceptions noted below, 43 maps show all the states admitted to the Union as of 1890. The following states are not mapped as they had not been admitted to the Union: Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Oklahoma, District of Columbia, Alaska, Hawaii. <br></br> By W.H. Michael, Clerk of Printing Records. Washington. Government Printing Office. 1891. 123 pages.
5001Rare railway map of Florida: Peninsula of Florida and Adjacent IslandsDetailsJacksonville St. Augustine and Indian River Railwa1893
Map of Florida Railroads by Jacksonville St. Augustine and Indian River Railway
Jacksonville St. Augustine and Indian River Railwa
1893
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$1,200.00Jacksonville-St--Augustine-and-Indian-River-RailwaMap-of-Florida-Railroads-by-Jacksonville-St--Augustine-and-Indian-River-RailwayRare large railway map of Florida from 1893: "Peninsula of Florida and Adjacent Islands published by the Jacksonville St. Augustine and Indian River Railway and Connections. East Coast Line. The St. Augustine Route." <br></br> Inset map of the Bahama Islands and a larger context map of the Caribbean Basin, Central America and South America presented in a large scroll-work inset map at bottom. <br></br> Early Florida railway route map supported increasing interest in trade with Cuba, and the Caribbean Sea. Printed by the Matthews Northrup Co, Buffalo, NY. Limited holdings at only 4 institutions according to WorldCat.
5014Topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina, California.DetailsHealey, Charles T.1893
Scarce map of Catalina Island after Coast Survey
Healey, Charles T.
1893
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$375.00Healey--Charles-T-Scarce-map-of-Catalina-Island-after-Coast-SurveyScarce topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina in part from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 1893. Map is glued down to cover. <br></br> Folded on thin paper. Part of a scarce photo brochure "Souvenir of Catalina Island, California ca. 1895. Binding secured by ribbon through two punched holes at left. <br></br> With the route for Wilmington Transportation Company's Steamship Line.
5003Fine color map of the south-east coast by Southern Railway.DetailsSouthern Railway Florida Central Peninsular1895
Fine 19th Century Birdseye View Map of Florida and East Coast
Southern Railway Florida Central Peninsular
1895
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$600.00Southern-Railway-Florida-Central-PeninsularFine-19th-Century-Birdseye-View-Map-of-Florida-and-East-CoastBrochure for the New Florida Short Line or Southern Railway Florida Central Peninsular System. Verso with a fine full-length color birds-eye view of the company's rail lines across the south-east Atlantic coast and the Gulf Coast. Copyrighted 1893 by Richmond and Danville Railroad Company. <br></br> The Richmond and Danville Railroad (R&D) Company was a railroad that operated independently from 1847 until 1894, first in the U.S. state of Virginia and later in nine states. Placed in receivership in 1892, the Richmond and Danville Railroad Company was sold in 1894 and conveyed into the new Southern Railway Company in 1896 and 1897. This explains the apparent contradiction that although the view carries the name of Southern Railway the map is credited to the R&D Railroad. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "The Florida Central and Peninsular Railroad was the final name of a system of railroads throughout Florida, becoming part of the Seaboard Air Line Railway in 1900. The system, including some of the first railroads in Florida, stretched from Jacksonville west through Tallahassee and south to Tampa." (Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_Central_and_Peninsular_Railroad) </div> <br></br> D.E. Maxwell, General Manager. A.G. MacDonell, General Passenger Agent. F. C. & P. R. R. Jacksonville, Florida. <br></br> W.H. Green, General Manager, Eastern System. W.A. Turk, General Passenger Agent. Southern Ry. Washington, D.C. <br></br> Published February 10, 1895.
5183Manuscript French map "Iles Britanniques" or British Isles.DetailsHerbinet, B.1895
Manuscript map Iles Britanniques with submarine
Herbinet, B.
1895
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$250.00Herbinet--B-Manuscript-map-Iles-Britanniques-with-submarineInteresting manuscript French map "Iles Britanniques" with vignettes illustrating the prowess of those isles at a time when Britain ruled the waves. Shows major roads or railways. <br></br> Inset vignettes include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A suspension bridge</li> <li>A coal mine</li> <li><b>An early submarine: "la Gombe. Bateau sous marine"</b></li> <li>A transitional three-masted warship with supplemental steam power </li> <li>A geyser</li> </ul> </div> Beautifully signed in manuscript "B. Herbinet Avril 1895"
5187Atlas of Indian Ocean current direction and velocity.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1895
Atlas of 12 monthly current charts Indian Ocean 1895
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1895
LOC:0
$475.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAtlas-of-12-monthly-current-charts-Indian-Ocean-1895Rare hydrographic atlas published by the British Admiralty with twelve charts (January-December) of the Indian Ocean showing the prevailing current direction and velocity for each month. The charts were all based on data collected as far back as 1830. Each chart was published at different dates in 1895 and 1896 under the Superintendence of Admiral Wharton, Hydrographer. Price when issued was ten shillings.
5082Map of the Caribbean Sea for the Atlas Steamship Company.DetailsAtlas Steamship Company1896
Track of the Atlas Line showing the Special Cruises Season 1897 - '98.
Atlas Steamship Company
1896
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$90.00Atlas-Steamship-CompanyTrack-of-the-Atlas-Line-showing-the-Special-Cruises-Season-1897----98-Map of the Caribbean Sea for the <b>Atlas Steamship Company</b> showing their special passenger cruises in a six-panel folding brochure "Special Cruises of the Atlas Steamship Company's Mail Steamers to the West Indies & the Spanish Main." <br></br> Ports visited on the Special Cruises included New York; Port Royal, Jamaica; Cartagena, Colombia; Barranquilla (Sabanilla), Colombia; and Port Limon, Costa Rica. The twenty-five day cruise cost on $125. <br></br> With an ink stamp on the cover for an unknown reading room. Brochure folds to 4" x 8".
5070Antique surveyor's plat of Ash Point, West Harpswell, Maine.DetailsSpaulding, Leonard. H.1899
Antique Plan of Cottage Lots on Ash Point West Harpswell Maine
Spaulding, Leonard. H.
1899
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$500.00Spaulding--Leonard--H-Antique-Plan-of-Cottage-Lots-on-Ash-Point-West-Harpswell-MaineAntique surveyor's plat on thin folding paper of Cottage Lots on Ash Point in West Harpswell, Maine. Ash Point is a peninsula jutting into Casco Bay with Basin Cove to the West and Ash Point Cove to the East. Dated within to September 1899. <br></br> Shows a proposed steamboat pier at the end of Ash Point, and the existing boat house and cottage of L. H. Spaulding. Streets shown include Aucocisco Avenue and Ocean Avenue. <br></br> Map folded in a brochure 5" x 7" with photographs and text advertising the benefits of living in Harpswell and in particular the joy of owning property on Ash Point. <br></br> Drawn by John T. Desmond, Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
5247Scarce decorative pictorial bird's eye view of the Delmarva Peninsula.DetailsWebster Canning Company1900
Bird's eye view of the Chesapeake Bay
Webster Canning Company
1900
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$250.00Webster-Canning-CompanyBird-s-eye-view-of-the-Chesapeake-BayFolding advertising broadside. A scarce decorative pictorial bird's eye view of the Delmarva Peninsula and Chesapeake Bay. Shows produce produced on the Virginia portion of the peninsula. Published by G.L. Webster Canning Company, Cheriton, Virginia. Verso with a view of the Cheriton, VA cannery. Printed by Everett Wadley Co. Richmond, Virginia.
5138Map of railway lines for the Boston and Maine Railroad. 1901.DetailsBoston and Maine Railroad1901
Map of railway lines for the Boston and Maine Railroad
Boston and Maine Railroad
1901
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$150.00Boston-and-Maine-RailroadMap-of-railway-lines-for-the-Boston-and-Maine-RailroadOfficial corporate map of railway and steamship lines for the Boston and Maine Railroad. Lithograph on thin paper. <br></br> Printed and included in the "Sixty-eighth Annual Report of the Directors of the Boston and Maine Railway to the Stockholders for the Year Ended June 30, 1901." Printed at Boston, Massachusetts in 1901 by Rand Avery Supply Company. <br></br> Red lines designate Boston & Maine lines and leased lines operated by the railroad. Purple lines show lines controlled by the Boston and Maine R.R. Includes steamship routes owned and operated by the company shown offshore with black or purple dotted lines. Margins about 1/4" on all sides.
5174Cyanotype or blueprint plan for the 1901 Brew-Master's Convention.DetailsHettinger, C. F.1901
Cyanotype blueprint floor plan for 1901 Boston Brew-master's convention
Hettinger, C. F.
1901
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$550.00Hettinger--C--F-Cyanotype-blueprint-floor-plan-for-1901-Boston-Brew-master-s-conventionOriginal one-of-a-kind cyanotype, or blueprint, floor plan for the 1901 Brew-Master's Convention to be held in the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Building, Boston Mass. The 13th annual convention of the <b>United States Brewmaster's Association</b> was held in Boston during the week beginning on September 23, 1901. <br></br> The plan distinguishes between two areas in the building- the Convention Hall and the Exhibition Hall. The Exhibition Hall was a new feature of the convention: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "… it has been thought desirable to make special arrangements for facilities for demonstrating and exhibiting all classes of machines and supplies adapted to brewer's use …" [1] </div> </br> The Charitable Mechanics Association built the Mechanic's Hall in 1881 on Huntington Avenue, at West Newton Street near Copley Square. Architect William Gibbons Preston designed the hall which featured an auditorium, sometimes referred to as the Grand Hall. The hall was demolished in 1958. <br></br> Drawn and printed by C. F. Hettinger & Co. Engineers & Architects. 1140 Columbus Ave. Boston, Mass. <br></br> [1] Online: Gindele, William J. American Brewers' Review. Wahl and Henius eds. 1900-1901. p.282. <br></br> (beer, brewing, brew, craft beer, brewery, hops, tipsy, hopped up, loaded, drunk, shit-faced, sdfngd)
5224Antique nautical harbor chart of New Haven, ConnecticutDetailsEldridge, George W.1901
Eldridges Antique Harbor Chart of New Haven, Connecticut
Eldridge, George W.
1901
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$250.00Eldridge--George-W-Eldridges-Antique-Harbor-Chart-of-New-Haven--ConnecticutEarly 1901 harbor chart of the port of New Haven, Connecticut by George W. Eldridge. Key features noted include the Southwest Ledge Light, several breakwaters, Five Mile Point, Fort Hale, Sandy Point, Morris Cove, West Haven, and Fair Haven. Numerous aids to navigation, anchorages, and depth soundings. <br></br> Much useful information including soundings, anchorages, ranges, buoys, and bottom composition are presented by Eldridge in a clear graphic style that would have been helpful to mariners. The chart is printed with bold black coastal outlines that would have been much easier to read under poor lighting conditions. Lighthouses, buoys, and other aids to navigation are highlighted in red. Bottom composition is presented according to an attached table of abbreviations. <br></br> 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></br> Attribution reads: 'AUTHORIZED and PUBLISHED By Geo. W. Eldridge, Vineyard Haven, Mass. and 152 State Street, Boston. Copyright by Geo. W. Eldridge 1901.' Number 17 in Eldridge's book of harbor charts.
5180Anonymous sketch by John Fiske of the coast of Florida from Cantino.DetailsFiske, John1902
Sketch of the earliest map of Florida coast by Fiske after Cantino
Fiske, John
1902
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$75.00Fiske--JohnSketch-of-the-earliest-map-of-Florida-coast-by-Fiske-after-CantinoSketch of the Florida coast, a sketch of the earliest image of Florida known from an anonymous Portuguese manuscript portolan map of the world: The Cantino Planisphere. Martin Waldseemuller's 1507 map is derived from the Cantino Planisphere. <br></br> In 1501 Alberto Cantino commissioned a Portuguese official to make a map with all the latest discoveries known to the Portuguese. That large map incorporated discoveries made by several explorers in the first decade of the 16th century and revealed unpublished details of Portuguese trade routes. <br></br> This bookplate sketch of a portion of Cantino's map is from "The Discovery of America" by John Fiske, 1892.
5185Antique chart of Port Castries in the French West Indies.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1903
Island of St. Lucia Port Castries
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1903
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$250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeIsland-of-St--Lucia-Port-CastriesAntique chart of Port Castries in the French West Indies. Castries is the capital and a major port on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. <br></br> Published at the Admiralty on November 13, 1865. Chart number 499.
5136Antique half-tone panoramic View of Havana Cuba from 1904.DetailsSeaboard Air Line Railway1904
Antique Panoramic View of Havana Cuba
Seaboard Air Line Railway
1904
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$550.00Seaboard-Air-Line-RailwayAntique-Panoramic-View-of-Havana-CubaAntique folding half-tone panoramic view of Havana, Cuba (1904) titled "Havana Harbor and City." From a brochure by the Seaboard Air Line Railway "Cuba" promoting the route of the Peninsular and Occidental Steamship Company's steamship from Port Tampa to Key West, Florida to Havana. <br></br> A drawing, resembling a photograph, showing a panoramic view taken from the perspective of La Cabaña, (Fortaleza de San Carlos de la Cabaña). At upper right the view shows Morro Castle and lighthouse at the entrance to Havana Bay. Across the bay, the city of Havana shines, while sailing vessels and steam powered ships ply the waters of the bay. A reviewer of the period described the work as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> … a panoramic view of Havana Harbor and City superbly reproduced in half-tone, the sky and water effects being especially meritorious, showing skillful overlay and press-work." [1]. </ul> </div> Brochure printed by Edgell Press. Cover to brochure included. <BR></BR> [1] Ryan, Charles B. Transportation. January 1904. No. 1. p. 29.
5039Single page folding booklet about the Great San Francisco Fire.DetailsSouthern Pacific Company1906
San Francisco The Imperishable map 1906 earthquake fire
Southern Pacific Company
1906
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$450.00Southern-Pacific-CompanySan-Francisco-The-Imperishable-map-1906-earthquake-fireSingle page folding booklet about the Great San Francisco Fire and Earthquake of 1906. Scarce. With a map of the burned area by Allan Dunn and two panoramic photographs on the verso. Map size is 10" x 15". Published by Southern Pacific Company, Passenger Department. <br></br> One source states that the booklet was an instance of disinformation. <div class="indenttextblock"> "Southern Pacific Railroad Co. was aggressive in its attempt to rewrite the history of the San Francisco earthquake and fire. As part of that campaign, the publicity department of the railroad churned out hundreds of articles like this to highlight the damage from fire, and minimize the effects of the earthquake; to "set the record straight," as one piece of SP literature put it." <br></br> "Note how his article casually dismisses the earthquake in San Francisco and surrounding communities, and stresses that the worst results from the tremor were outside the city. " (Source: Virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco. http://www.sfmuseum.org/conflag/imperish.html) </div>
5064Advertising placard for Hotel Sevilla Havana, Cuba, 1908.DetailsFlorida East Coast Hotels1908
Scarce Hotel Sevilla, Havana Cuba Point of Sale Advertisement
Florida East Coast Hotels
1908
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$325.00Florida-East-Coast-HotelsScarce-Hotel-Sevilla--Havana-Cuba-Point-of-Sale-AdvertisementRare point-of-sale advertising placard for the opening of Hotel Sevilla in Havana, Cuba. 1908. With information and six pasted photographs for Hotel Sevilla. Two sides on hard stock with red edging. Verso with two large photographs for Hotel Champlain. <br></br> The Hotel Sevilla was scheduled to open on December 1st, 1908 under the management of A.E. Dick: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "A new modern hotel with every convenience situated near the park and Prado, Expensively furnished throughout, delightfully comfortable, lofty ceilings, tiled floors, open courts, balconies, every room with a bath and other modern conveniences, electric lights, bells and telephones in every room." </div>
5065Scarce Maplewood Hotel Pittsfield, Massachusetts Advertisement.DetailsPlumb, Arthur W.1908
Scarce Maplewood Hotel Pittsfield, Massachusetts Advertisement
Plumb, Arthur W.
1908
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$325.00Plumb--Arthur-W-Scarce-Maplewood-Hotel-Pittsfield--Massachusetts-AdvertisementRare point-of-sale advertising placard for the Maplewood Hotel in the Berkshire Mountains, ca. 1908. <br></br> Edges of the placard contain manuscript advertising copy: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "One of the automobile road maps will be mailed free to anyone sending their names to A.W. Plumb, Pittsfield, Mass. <br></br> The most picturesque auto. trip in America is up through the Berkshire Hills via Lenox, Pittsfield and Manchester, Vt." </div> </br> The Maplewood Hotel opened in 1887, converted from the Pittsfield Young Ladies Institute. The girl's school had operated on the site since 1841. Later, the school was known as the Maplewood Institute which has historical connections to the world of intercollegiate athletics. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "… the school hosted the country’s <b>first intercollegiate baseball game</b>, with rival schools Amherst College and Williams College playing here on July 1, 1859. The game drew large numbers of Maplewood girls, who watched Amherst win 73-32 in 26 innings, in a game that bore little resemblance to today’s game." (Source: http://lostnewengland.com/2017/02/maplewood-pittsfield-mass-1/) </div>
5219Reports of the  11th meeting of the International Navigation CongressDetailsInternational Navigation Congress1908
Report of the 11th meeting of the International Navigation Congress
International Navigation Congress
1908
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$200.00International-Navigation-CongressReport-of-the-11th-meeting-of-the-International-Navigation-CongressScarce booklets (24) of reports for the 11th meeting of the International Navigation Congress or Association Internationale Permanente de Congres de Navigation, held in St. Petersburg, Russia during 1908. Some reports with folding plates. Authors of these reports represent a diverse set of countries including but not limited to: Germany, England, Belgium, Russia, France, Italy, and the United States. <br></br> Contents include booklets in French or English text (some with engineering or hydrographic plates). The topics are related to five broad areas of interest: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fishing ports and harbors for coastal maritime trade.</li> <li>Economic and engineering studies for Inland maritime ports.</li> <li>Port construction on sandy beaches.</li> <li>General conditions for secure maritime navigation.</li> <li>Hydrographic exploration of the seas.</li> </ul> </div> Hard cover binder secured by string closures with 24 reports, each staple bound with paper covers. Some booklets bear the oval stamp of the Liverpool Engineering Society.
5190A map of saloon locations in New Haven, Connecticut form 1911.DetailsAnonymous1912
Saloon Map of New Haven Connecticut
Anonymous
1912
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$400.00AnonymousSaloon-Map-of-New-Haven-ConnecticutVery scarce thematic map related to the temperance movement: "Saloon Map of New Haven, Connecticut" where red dots indicate the location of saloons within the city. Left side with statistics unfavorable to the consumption of alcohol which link alcohol to many of the ills besetting New Haven at the beginning of the twentieth century. For example: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>One saloon to every 349 inhabitants.</li> <li>42 percent of New Haven's arrests are for drunkenness.</li> <li>44 percent of New Haven inmates of jail are there for drunkenness</li> <li>60 percent of New Haven children in local public institutions in 1911 due to drunkenness of parents.</li> </ul> </div> [ alcohol, temperance, prohibition, bar, pub, drinking, intoxication ]
5033Broadside and map of an early land sale in Boca Raton, Florida.DetailsFryhofer, George1915
Antique auction broadside for Boca Ratone Raton Florida
Fryhofer, George
1915
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$1,500.00Fryhofer--GeorgeAntique-auction-broadside-for-Boca-Ratone-Raton-FloridaRare foundational broadside with a charming map (verso) for collectors of historical artifacts from the early days of <b>Boca Raton, Florida</b>. The broadside and map advertise the auction of several hundred lots in "Boca Ratone" by owner George Long (1), and conducted by George Fryhofer, auctioneer on Washington's birthday, Feb 22, 1915, eight years before the town of Boca Raton was incorporated. <br></br> This rare broadside clearly shows the location of the Post Office and of the home of George Long, a home that formerly belonged to Henry Flagler. Map also has a scene of a rat and a cat at the entrance to Lake Boca Raton; the land encompassed within the cat is labeled "<b>Black Cat Plantation</b>" (2). <br></br> "The Youngs heard that George Fryhofer was holding a lot auction in Boca Raton, so Mrs. Young and her friend, Mr. Muhle, came up to attend the auction. Peg [Young] surprised herself by buying four lots on East Palmetto Park Road [previously Ocean Boulevard] where the 7-11 store is located". (Source: https://www.bocahistory.org/_files/span_river/SRP%20Feb%201978.pdf) <br></br> (1) George Ashley Long (d. 1929) was a retired farmer, civil engineer, and commissioner from South Palm Beach County, Florida as well as the first mayor of Boca Raton. In the same year as this sale (1915) Long developed the three-block <b>Pearl City</b> subdivision for African Americans near today’s Dixie Highway and Glades Road. Pearl City, about 3/4 mile from this property, was named for a variety of pineapple, the Hawaiian Pearl. (2) <b>Black Cat Plantation</b> was a parcel of land owned by the first settler in Boca Raton, <b>Captain Thomas Moore Rickards</b>. Rickards bought 50 acres in Lake Boca Raton in the 1880's when he worked as a railway agent to survey the state. Rickards is credited with drawing the first known map of the area in 1900. (Sources: http://www.pbchistoryonline.org/page/boca-raton http://www.pbchistoryonline.org/page/thomas-moore-rickards)
5178Transcontinental elevation profile for the Canadian Pacific Railroad.DetailsCanadian Pacific Railroad1915
Cyanotype transcontinental elevation profile for Canadian Pacific Railroad
Canadian Pacific Railroad
1915
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$450.00Canadian-Pacific-RailroadCyanotype-transcontinental-elevation-profile-for-Canadian-Pacific-RailroadFascinating cyanotype, or blueprint, transcontinental elevation profile for the Canadian Pacific Railroad (CPR) ca. 1915. Shows the elevation of the CPR line stretching Montreal (bottom right) to Vancouver, Canada (top left). At a horizontal scale of 1" = 30 miles and vertical scale of 1" = 1000 feet the chart clearly represents the vast distance across Canada as well as the challenges imposed by the Rocky Mountains and the Selkirk Mountain Range. <br></br> Date was obtained by analysis of the profile at Rogers Pass on the Selkirk Range where a tunnel is shown under construction. The tunnel at that point fits the Connaught Tunnel which was built to replace the route over Roger's Pass. The Connaught Tunnel is known to have been under construction from April 2, 1914 until December 16, 1916 when it began operational service.
4862Antique plans for the Hidden Treasure Mine at Lake City, Colorado.DetailsForeman, D. H.1916
Antique Plans Hidden Treasure Mine Lake City, Colorado
Foreman, D. H.
1916
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$4,000.00Foreman--D--H-Antique-Plans-Hidden-Treasure-Mine-Lake-City--ColoradoHere are the treasure maps everyone asks about! <br></br> Fine antique presentation plans on two sheets for the Hidden Treasure Mine at Lake City, in Hinsdale County, Colorado between Crystal Creek and Ute Creek. "Mr. Bennett" in MS pencil upper right. <br></br> Plan 1 includes: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fig 1. Plan Map of the Hidden Treasure Property</li> <li>Fig 2. Longitudinal Section of Slope of Vein Looking West.</li> <li>Fig 3. Plan of Underground Workings.</li> </ul> </div> Plan 2 includes <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fig 4 Longitudinal Section Underground Workings. Looking West.</li> <li>Fig 5. Cross-section Through "X-Y" (Plate 1) Looking S.W.</li> <li>Sampling data and ore valuation table.</li> </ul> </div> The Hidden Treasure Mine (1897-1922) was a gold, silver, lead, and copper mine located in Hinsdale county, Colorado at an elevation of 10,200 feet. <br></br> Blue-line artifacts on architectural vellum. Architectural vellum was used in the early 20th century for important plans because of its dimensional stability and wear resistance. <br></br> Dated within to 12/20/16. Drawn by D.H. Foreman, Denver, Colorado. <br></br> The old Hidden Treasure Dam on Henson Creek, built in the 1890's, made the news in late May, 2019. It was announced that the dam was to be demolished because of the concern for flash floods associated with the potential for sudden heavy snowmelt. (Source: https://www.cpr.org/news/story/historic-hidden-treasure-dam-is-coming-down-to-ease-the-flood-threat-to-lake-city) <br></br> More than 100 years old, the Hard Tack Mine was built as an underground transport tunnel for the Hidden Treasure Mining Company's ore production a quarter mile up the mountain. The Hardtack Mine now offers tours and houses a museum designed to preserve area mining history.
5035Track profile chart for Georgia Southern and Florida Railway 1916.DetailsGeorgia Southern and Florida Railway1916
Track Chart Valdosta GA to Palatka FL for Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
1916
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$450.00Georgia-Southern-and-Florida-RailwayTrack-Chart-Valdosta-GA-to-Palatka-FL-for-Georgia-Southern-and-Florida-RailwayRare cyanotype accordion-folded track chart or track profile (1916) for Georgia Southern and Florida Railway over their Valdosta, Georgia to Palatka, Florida line. The blueprint track chart was produced for internal use in the railway Engineering and Maintenance Office and thus may be the only copy remaining. Provides an unique source of detailed data for the railroad line which could be combined with existing cartographic data to enable father analysis. <br></br> Data includes milepost numbers, elevation, grade, ballast composition (earth or cinders), track weight per linear yard, and geographical features. Notes features along the route including passenger stations, freight depots, water stations, coal stations, trestles, drains, culverts, and stock pens. A unique source of transportation related data not found elsewhere.
5186Map of Oakland Harbor development in Alameda, California.DetailsOakland Waterfront Company1916
Map of a Portion of Oakland Harbor and Alameda Encinal Basin
Oakland Waterfront Company
1916
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$1,850.00Oakland-Waterfront-CompanyMap-of-a-Portion-of-Oakland-Harbor-and-Alameda-Encinal-BasinLarge original map and engineering drawing of the area surrounding Alameda's present-day Star Harbor re-development project. The map, with <b>numerous manuscript notations</b>, shows a portion of Oakland Harbor related to the contract for dredging in the area of what is now the Marina Village Yacht Harbor in Alameda, California. Toward the bottom the map clearly shows a <b>"line segregating high-and-dry land from marsh land."</b> <br></br> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_5186/SC_5186_Context.jpg" alt="Context map for the Oakland Harbor map of 1916" width="320" align="center" style="margin: 0px 20px"> <br></br> </br> This map was made in 1916 in the first decade after the City of Oakland took ownership of the waterfront (1907) after almost 50 years of private ownership by the Oakland Waterfront Company. The map shows Oakland Harbor from Webster Street with the Webster Street Bridge (1871-1928) and the Harrison Street Bridge (1898-1924) for the Southern Pacific Railroad; the western portion of Coast Guard Island, and those portions of Oakland and Alameda lying to the east just past Fortman Basin. <br></br> Oakland, California has a long history as an important transportation hub. Oakland was the western terminus for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Just east of the dredged area are the lands of the Alaska Packer's Association where, by 1925, the Encinal Basin was dredged for the use of cargo ships by what was to later become the Del Monte company. <br></br> Blueline base map with manuscript notations in red and green with hand-applied wash coloring. Dated within to 1916. Compiled by R.E. Demeritt, C.E. <br></br> Manuscript notations include engineering calculations and this statement: " <b>"Duplicate of this map delivered to Harrison S. Robinson January 28, 1919. Geo Sessions."</b> Harrison S. Robinson was an attorney in Oakland, California; George L. Sessions from Sessions Waterfront Company.
5124A fine oblique elevated view of the harbor at St. Petersburg, Florida.DetailsStraub, W.L.1917
Antique airplane views of St. Petersburg Florida
Straub, W.L.
1917
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$400.00Straub--W-L-Antique-airplane-views-of-St--Petersburg-FloridaBrochure with maps and scarce airplane views of St. Petersburg, Florida including a fine oblique elevated view of the harbor: "St. Petersburg, the Place 'of Proved Desire and Known Delight' " by artist W.L. Straub (15" x 6"). Found at the center of a six-panel folding brochure- "St. Petersburg Florida, The Sunshine City Issued by the St. Petersburg Board of Trade." <br></br> Along with numerous smaller illustrations and photographs the brochure includes additionally two fine views and two maps: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>View of the "mole", the "spa", the municipal pier and bathing beaches</li> <li>Panoramic view of St. Petersburg, Fla. from the Plaza Theater (by Van Deventer & Sons 1913.</li> <li>Map showing location of St. Petersburg Florida with Railroad and Steamship Connections.</li> <li>Map of Pinellas County, Florida showing location of St. Petersburg "The Sunshine City".</li> Brochure folds to 9" x 4".
5053Manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.DetailsAnonymous1918
Two manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.
Anonymous
1918
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$500.00AnonymousTwo-manuscript-maps-of-St--Augustine--Florida-and-of-the-area-Two manuscript maps on a single sheet inserted into a tourism brochure of St. Augustine, Florida after printing. Unusual. Maps show St. Augustine at street-level detail and on verso a smaller-scale map of the area surrounding St. Augustine. Type-written text on one map sheet indicates re-use of a telephone service remittance document for creation of the map. The small scale map of the area around St. Augustine appears only to consider railway lines (F.E.C., A.C.C.) of importance as railways are highlighted in color and stops along each route are identified. <br></br> Booklet (folds to 4" x 9") presented with the compliments of the St. Augustine Hotel Association. Fine cover graphics of period clothing. Booklet art work, engraving and printing by the Record Company, St. Augustine. Dated between 1916 and 1919 based on information provided about the Flagler Hospital, under construction at printing, after a fire in 1916 destroyed much of the original structure.
5080Antique British Admiralty chart of the coast of Oman with Muscat.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Oman Maskat and Al Matrah surveyed by Lieut A.W. Stiffe
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
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$2,500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeOman-Maskat-and-Al-Matrah-surveyed-by-Lieut-A-W--StiffeScarce and truly fascinating British Admiralty chart of the coast of Oman showing Matrah (Mutrah) Bay and Maskat Cove with a plan of the town of Maskat, now Muscat the port capital of Oman. Includes two fine inset elevation views: View of Maskat from the Cove and a view of the larger area from Ras Maskat to Doha. Only one sale of the chart is recorded in the Antique Map Price Record- by the esteemed dealer Jonathan Potter in 1985 (those were the days). <br></br> Published first by the Admiralty May 27, 1862 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral Washington, Hydrographer. This is the edition of 1917 with last correction in 1918. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. <br></br> Just a few of the interesting features captured by this chart include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The Sultan's Palace.</li> <li>"Mass of rugged hills culminating in the Saddle 3 miles to the Southward."</li> <li>A pass through the rugged terrain "for foot passengers and unloaded animals."</li> <li>The city gate with an auction bazaar just outside the walls.</li> <li>Telegraph office.</li> <li>British Consulate.</li> </ul> </div> Chart number 2869.
5152British Admiralty chart of the eastern Bermuda Islands.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Chart of eastern Bermuda Islands St. Georges
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
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$450.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-eastern-Bermuda-Islands-St--GeorgesAntique engraved British Admiralty chart of the eastern Bermuda Islands-- St. George's Island, Paget Island, Smith's Island, and St. David's Island. Shows roads and buildings then existing in St. George's Town and the channel dredged into St, George's Harbor in 1916 and 1917. Edition of February, 1918. <br></br> This navigational chart of Bermuda was published in July 1897, but 1918, under the superintendence of Rear Admiral W. J. L. Wharton. Engraved by Davies and Company. Sold by J.D. Potter, London. <br></br> Chart number 1315.
5132Scarce map of Polk County, Florida highways by J.W. Pope.DetailsJ. Walker Pope and Son1919
Official Road Map of Polk County Florida, 1919
J. Walker Pope and Son
1919
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$265.00J--Walker-Pope-and-SonOfficial-Road-Map-of-Polk-County-Florida--1919Scarce map of Polk County, Florida highways: "Official Road Map of Polk County Florida, 1919 showing the famous 300 mile system of asphalt paved highways. Approved by J. Walker Pope. President Polk County Good Roads Association, Winter Haven." District roads are shown in dark red. According to advertising copy on the map: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Polk County ships over a million boxes of citrus fruits and two thousand car loads of winter vegetable annually -- and furnishes over 40 per cent of the world's output of phosphate." </div> <br></br> The map is printed on the verso of a single-sheet folding advertisement for J. Walker Pope and Son of Winter Haven, Florida. Recto with six half-tone photographs including local orange groves, Mountain Lake Golf Course, Lake Wales, and the offices of J. Walker Pope and Richard D. Pope of Winter Haven, Florida. <br></br> J.W. Polk was President of the Polk County Good Roads Association, President of the Winter Haven Motor Club, and Vice-President of the United States Highway Association.
5069Birds eye views of Miami and the Florida Coast.DetailsMiami Beach Casino1920
Rare folding birds-eye views of Miami, Florida
Miami Beach Casino
1920
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$600.00Miami-Beach-CasinoRare-folding-birds-eye-views-of-Miami--FloridaRare folding birds-eye views of Miami, Florida. In a brochure titled: "America's Winter Playground: Mid-winter Life at Miami Beach- Miami's Ocean Front by The Miami Beach Casino, Miami Beach, Florida. The Miami Beach Casino was not a gambling joint, but rather a bath house founded by Quakers. <br></br> "The most famous of the five bathing, the Everglades Cabana Club, later named the Roman Pools, was built by Collins and Pancoast. Located on the block between 22nd and 23rd Streets and Collins Avenue, the club was situated just south of the Roney Plaza. It originally started as the Miami Beach Casino, but within a short time the name changed to Fisher’s St. Johns Casino with Carl Fisher as proprietor. By 1926, the name was changed again to Roman Pools. Then sometime in the late-1940s, it was renamed Everglades Cabana Club." (Source: https://www.miamiandbeaches.com/things-to-do/history-and-heritage/bathing-casinos-in-miami-beach)
5103Scarce bird's-eye view of Lakemont, Florida.DetailsBurgert Brothers1920
Lakemont Florida Early Bird's-eye View
Burgert Brothers
1920
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$125.00Burgert-BrothersLakemont-Florida-Early-Bird-s-eye-ViewScarce drawn bird's-eye view of Lakemont, Florida ca. 1920 as it was being platted and developed for sale. Below the scene of lots, lakes, and orange groves, a brief description explains the view (shown looking south): <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Lakemont, located between Avon Park and Sebring, Fla., at the crossing of scenic highway and S.A.L.R.R. [Seaboard Air Line Railway]" </div></br> Description on the verso reads: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "LAKEMONT, FLA. A new townsite now being developed and destined to become a city within the next few years, located in the Ridge Section at the crossing of scenic highway and new S.A.L. Railroad. Four miles north of Sebring and five miles south of Avon Park, Florida." </div></br> Major topographic features include the city of Sebring with Dinner Lake, Lake Jackson, Basket Lake, Bonnet Lake, and Little Red Water Lake. <br></br> Folding postal card in two panels. White border (1915-1930). No. 103139. Fl. Fla. Postally unused. Dated with reference to the founding of Sebring, Florida in 1912. Published by Burgert Brothers of Tampa, Florida.
5031Map of the eastern portion of Mount Desert Island by Waldon Bates.DetailsBates, Waldron and others1922
Path Map of the Eastern Part of Mount Desert Island, Maine
Bates, Waldron and others
1922
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$295.00Bates--Waldron-and-othersPath-Map-of-the-Eastern-Part-of-Mount-Desert-Island--MaineScarce map of the eastern portion of Mount Desert Island by Waldon Bates, Edward Rand, and Herbert Jaques after the U.S. Coast Survey. In 1922 Acadia National Park (in green) was known as Lafayette National Park. Includes coastal areas of Mount Desert Island on Frenchman's Bay and Somes Sound. <br></br> Waldron Bates began exploring Mount Desert Island in the 1880's. From 1900 to 1909, Bates was chairman of the Path Committee of the Bar Harbor Village Improvement Association (VIA). VIA's in each of the four island towns created most of the Mount Desert Island's trail system we know today, adding twenty-five miles of trails under Bate's leadership, including the Giant Slide, Canon Brook, Gorham Mountain, and Cadillac Cliffs Trails. (Source: https://www.nps.gov/acad/learn/historyculture/waldron-bates-pathmaker.htm) <br></br> Bates is well-known for the Bates cairn, a rock-constructed trail indicator which he designed: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The cairns are built on two base columns of between 2 and 4 rocks, with a lintel stone, or platform, across the two columns and a pointer rock on top. The cairns help orient hikers and steer them in the right direction, while protecting the environment by keeping people on the trail." Over times the Bates cairns suffered damage from human or environmental forces. Starting in 2001, an effort began to rebuild the cairns and to educate the public about their design and importance." (Source: https://acadiaonmymind.com/2016/01/message-rocks-acadia-bates-cairns-new-focus/) </div>
5208Map and brochure for Bronx real estate owned by William Waldorf Astor.DetailsAstor, William Waldorf1922
Maps and auction brochure for Bronx property of William Waldorf Astor
Astor, William Waldorf
1922
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$1,250.00Astor--William-WaldorfMaps-and-auction-brochure-for-Bronx-property-of-William-Waldorf-AstorVery rare sales brochure for an auction of a tract of 1669 lots owned by <b>William Waldorf Astor</b> located in the Morris Park area of the Bronx in New York City. Rare- only one other holding located anywhere, an inferior example held by the New York Public Library. Astor died of heart failure in October, 1919 and the auction documented in these artifacts was held to settle Astor's estate less than three years later, in June, 1922. <br></br> Brochure (11" x15") includes a fine bird's eye view on the front cover; a map of a portion of New York City with the Bronx showing the tract location in context to subways and roads on the back cover; and a folding plat map enclosed within with lots platted shown on both sides of a large sheet measuring 21" x 30". All in good to very good condition. (Images of the folding plat map are available on request.) <br></br> William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919), was the only child of John Jacob Astor III, an attorney, politician, philanthropist, and newspaper publisher. W.W. Astor's great-grandfather father, John Jacob Astor, made a fortune in the fur trade and was the wealthiest man in the U.S. in 1848.
5244Map (1922) of the Dixie Route rail line.DetailsNashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway1922
Early twenties map of the Dixie Route from Chicago to Florida
Nashville Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway
1922
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$375.00Nashville-Chattanooga-and-St--Louis-RailwayEarly-twenties-map-of-the-Dixie-Route-from-Chicago-to-FloridaFine and attractive early map (1922) of the Dixie Route in the center of a twenty-page brochure mostly devoted to Florida sights and cities. Inset map of Cuba. Published by the Poole Brothers on October 2, 1922. <br></br> The Dixie Route was a train service that in 1939 operated three passenger trains across several affiliated railroads and their stops to provide passenger service from the Midwest (St. Louis and Chicago) to Florida.
5087Map Hillsboro County: The Strong Box in the Treasure House of Florida.DetailsTampa Board of Trade1923
Tampa the Strong Box in the Treasure House of Florida
Tampa Board of Trade
1923
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$250.00Tampa-Board-of-TradeTampa-the-Strong-Box-in-the-Treasure-House-of-FloridaPre-depression advertising map promoting Tampa and Hillsborough County as: "The Strong Box in the Treasure House of Florida". Beneath the map an explanation describes the benefits to be found in Hillsborough County: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Containing lands, rich and of infinite variety, adapted for fruit raising, agriculture in all its phases, trucking, poultry farming, stock raising, and all those novelty lines for which Florida is famous. The marketplace of practically all of South and West Coast Peninsular Florida, with over fifty miles of salt water shoreline. Look us over." </div> Unusual and scarce. 1923. <br></br> Map image with strong graphics is inside the front cover of 44-page brochure ( 9" x 6") about Tampa, Florida. Brochure wraps covered with images of local leisure activities for Tampa (front) and Hillsboro County (rear). On both covers images of bi-planes cruising aloft attest to the importance of Tampa, Florida as an early aviation center.
5091Map of New Orleans, LA Inner Harbor Navigation Canal.DetailsBoard of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans1923
Early Map of New Orleans Inner Harbor Navigation Canal
Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans
1923
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$250.00Board-of-Commissioners-of-the-Port-of-New-OrleansEarly-Map-of-New-Orleans-Inner-Harbor-Navigation-CanalScarce early promotional map in an advertisement for the New Orleans Inner Harbor Navigation Canal (the Industrial Canal), a 5 1/2 mile waterway linking Lake Ponchartrain to the Mississippi River. Published from New Orleans, Louisiana by the Board of Commissioners of the Port of New Orleans in 1923, the year the canal opened. <br></br> At center right is shown a "possible location of deep-sea connection", a concept that was later, in 1965, to become the Mississippi River Gulf Outlet (MRGO) providing a shorter link for shipping traffic from New Orleans to the Gulf of Mexico. <br></br> Published in the May 12, 1923 edition of The Traffic World Magazine by the Traffic Service Corporation. Volume XXXI No. 19. P. 1090.
5016Map in brochure for Silver Springs Daylight Route cruise, Florida.DetailsSilver Springs Transportation Company1924
Map of Silver Springs Daylight Route Cruise Ocklawaha River
Silver Springs Transportation Company
1924
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$295.00Silver-Springs-Transportation-CompanyMap-of-Silver-Springs-Daylight-Route-Cruise-Ocklawaha-RiverFlorida 1920's land-boom era map of Silver Springs Daylight Route cruise over the Silver River, Ocklawaha River, and St. John's River Florida, a distance of 135 miles. Map is one page in a folded brochure "Daylight Route Ocklawaha River" produced by the Silver Springs Transportation Company for the 1923-24 season. For more than a century tourism and transportation have both greatly contributed to Florida's growth. The map, supported by the rest of the brochure, details the route, landings, and sights for one of three boats operated by the Silver Springs Transportation Company the "City of Ocala", "Silver Springs", and "Wekiwa". <br></br> During the season two trips were offered daily, six days a week with one boat traveling from Silver Springs to Palatka and the other from Palatka to Silver Springs. Map identifies important points along the trip including Gore's Landing, Hell's Half Acre, Forty Feet Cliff, Fort Brooks, McBride's landing and many more.
5181Blueprint of lots for sale near Evanston, Illinois in 1924.DetailsKrenn and Dato1924
Krenn and Datos Dempster Street Evanston Chicago
Krenn and Dato
1924
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$200.00Krenn-and-DatoKrenn-and-Datos-Dempster-Street-Evanston-ChicagoRare cyanotype, or blueprint, maps related to the lots for sale in the Dempster Street 'L' terminal addition, in northern Chicago, Illinois. Produced by Krenn and Dato, Subdividers. Interesting depictions of local commuter trains including the Elevated Extension or "L" and the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. <br></br> Krenn and Dato are here self-described as "subdividers" operating from 600 N. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois. In a contemporaneous print for Edward A. Dato, the firm is listed as Krenn & Dato, Engineering, Consulting, and Service Company, Exclusive Agent for Mrs. Rockefeller's McCormick Properties. <br></br> Cyanotype engineering drawing is by G. I. Silander, Land Surveyor, Chicago. Dated within to 5-1924. Sheer 255. Evanston interest.
4996St Petersburg, Florida map issued by Chamber of Commerce.DetailsYoung, George F.1925
St Petersburg Florida map issued by the CoC
Young, George F.
1925
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$325.00Young--George-F-St-Petersburg-Florida-map-issued-by-the-CoCMap of St Petersburg, Florida drawn by engineer George F. Young and issued by the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce in 1925. Verso with an oblique birds-eye photo view of St. Petersburg, Florida looking toward land from offshore. Scarce. <br></br> George F. Young, Inc. is one of the oldest Florida engineering and surveying companies, established in 1919. Today G.F. Young, Inc. has professional offices located in St. Petersburg, Tampa, Lakewood Ranch, Gainesville, and DeBary, Florida <br></br> Shows the Coffee Pot Golf Club. In 1920, St. Petersburg developer, C. Perry Snell opened a 9-hole golf course along Coffee Pot Bayou called the <b>“Coffee Pot Golf Club.”</b> In 1926, Snell hired golf architects, Wayne Stiles and John van Kleek to build a modern 18-hole golf course. It was renamed the Snell Island Golf Course. In 1948, , known as Sunset Golf and Country Club, the operation was purchased by the Alsonett Hotel Corporation, and re-named the <b>Vinoy Golf Club.</b> <br></br> During February, 2019 Vinoy Golf Club was featured as Florida Historic Golf Trail Course of the Month by the Florida Department of State. <br></br> Publisher's colophon reads : "Map prepared in office of G.F. Young Civil and Landscape Engineer Drafting and Blueprints 633 Central Ave. St. Petersburg Fla." [FL. Fla.]
5050Map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando.DetailsLovett Company1925
Rare, early map of Nela Isle Subdivision Orlando Florida.
Lovett Company
1925
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$280.00Lovett-CompanyRare--early-map-of-Nela-Isle-Subdivision-Orlando-Florida-Early, pre-construction map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando, Florida in Orange County. Rare. Map on verso of a four-panel folding brochure. Dated within at August, 1925. <br></br> By The Lovett Company 118 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida. Map drawn by M. Klein, Cleveland, Ohio. With an inset large-scale context map showing Nela Isle in the larger Orlando, Lake Conway, Pine Castle area. <br></br> Verso with title and a fine two-panel Artist's Conception of the New Bridge to Nela Isle. According to the brochure: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Plans are being developed by the Florida Associated Engineers--- The Bridge will soon be a Reality. Watch Nela Grow." </div> MS signature of Geo[rge] W. Ireland 1897 (likely the phone number). Scale 1" = 200'.
5150Antique 1925 nautical chart of Baja California and Gulf of Cortez.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1925
Antique Chart of Baja California and Sea of Cortez
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1925
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$500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-Baja-California-and-Sea-of-CortezThis authentic British nautical chart includes the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. This large chart will make a very attractive, unusual, and affordable gift for anyone with an interest in fishing or boating in the vicinity of Baja California. Numerous well-known fishing spots are noted including: San Jaime Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Outer Gorda Bank, Finger Bank, and Morgan Bank. Two inset profiles of Cabo San Lucas. Engraved by Davies and Company. <br></br> This is a later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1879, and updated numerous times after that. Last corrections from 1925. <br></br> Coverage includes the entire Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Contains detailed names of the numerous rivers, lights, capes, and bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. For example: Todos Santos Bay, Rosario Bay, Boca de Santo Domingo, Port San Bartolome, Cape San Lazaro, Santa Margarita Island, Lusitania Bank, Magdalena Bay, Pescadero Point, San Jose del Cabo Bay, Ceralbo Island, and San Jose Island. <br></br> This bold dark lithographed chart retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Published from London on April 9, 1879 (1925). Number 2324
5227Old cyanotype strip map of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA.DetailsMcDowell, L. N.1925
Rare Cyanotype Cadastral Map Beverly Hills Wilshire Boulevard California
McDowell, L. N.
1925
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$375.00McDowell--L--N-Rare-Cyanotype-Cadastral-Map-Beverly-Hills-Wilshire-Boulevard-CaliforniaRare, previously unknown and fascinating cyanotype strip map of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California ca. 1925 by L. N. McDowell. This 10.5 foot-long blueprint map stretches eastward from South Lasky Drive, past Rodeo Drive and Beverly Drive, and terminates to the west at San Vincente Blvd, a total linear distance of 2.25 miles. With numerous blue over-colored 'erasures', stamped bungalow pictograms, and MS notations (1940's and 1950's) documenting usage of the map well after 1926. (Note: Contact us for complete photographs.) <br></br> The map reflects the early history of Beverly Hills. It shows Preuss Road before renaming to Robertson Boulevard in 1926 (1) and Realtor Road before renaming to Arnaz Drive (2). El Camino Drive is recorded as "Speedway Drive" with "El Camino" in MS pencil. Between 1919 and 1924 the Beverly Hills Speedway occupied a tract of land at Wilshire and Beverly that now includes the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which was built in 1928. <br></br> Date is based on an LA Times article which fixes the date that Preuss Road was renamed as 'Robertson Road': <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "In 1926, the city of Los Angeles agreed to rename its section of Preuss Road as Robertson Boulevard to honor developer George Robertson. Beverly Hills also voted to rename its stretch of road after Robertson." (1) </div></br> Title: "Business and Residential Income Properties Fronting on Wilshire Boulivard [sic] in the City of Beverly Hills. Compiled by L.N. McDowell - 559087 -" <br></br> Scale 1" = 100'. <br></br> (1) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-dec-10-me-then10-story.html</br> (2) ibid. Named not in honor of Desi Arnaz, but for Don Jose de Arnaz, a landholder in 19th century Los Angeles.
5005Map of Seaboard Airline Railway and ConnectionsDetailsSeaboard Air Line Railway1927
Map of Seaboard Airline Railway and Connections
Seaboard Air Line Railway
1927
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$425.00Seaboard-Air-Line-RailwayMap-of-Seaboard-Airline-Railway-and-ConnectionsMap of Seaboard Airline Railway and Connections. Covers the route along the United States East Coast from Virginia, through the Carolinas to Florida. Verso blank. <br></br> Folds into card stock folder with a List of Stations and Index to locations on map. Issued by the Freight Traffic Department, Norfolk, Virginia. June, 1927. <br></br> Printed by the Whitney Graham Co. Inc. Buffalo and New York City.
5026Map and brochure for a regatta at the Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927.DetailsCarr and McFadden, Inc.1927
Map and Brochure for Palm Beach Regatta 1927
Carr and McFadden, Inc.
1927
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$365.00Carr-and-McFadden--Inc-Map-and-Brochure-for-Palm-Beach-Regatta-1927Map (9" x 12") and booklet for the Washington's Birthday Regatta on Lake Worth. Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927. Florida. Map shows the course of the Regatta races. Very scarce. <br></br> 33 pages with advertisements, race rules, race history, and members of the Palm Beach Regatta Association. <br></br> Map drawn by Carr & McFadden, Inc. Civil Engineers in West Palm Beach Florida.
5077Charts of Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1927
Chart of Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands 1927
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1927
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$1,350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Harbours-and-Anchorages-in-the-Hawaiian-or-Sandwich-Islands-1927Bold, engraved chart with harbor plans in the Hawaiian Islands first published by the British Admiralty in 1891 but 1927. Retains the distinctive appearance of antique British nautical charts. "Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands from Surveys of the Hawaiian Government". Engraved by Edward Weller. Excellent topographic detail for mountains and hills. <br></br> Apparently, quite scarce. No record of a sale in AMPR and only one copy in WorldCat. <br></br> Published at the Admiralty, London, February 5, 1891 under the superintendence of Captain W. J. L. Wharton, Hydrographer. This edition: 1912. Last correction in 1927. Sold by J.D. Potter. <br></br> Includes large-scale harbor and anchorage plans for 12 locations in Hawaii: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Waimea Bay, Kauai</li> <li>Hanamaula Bay, Kauai</li> <li>Kapueokahi Bay, Maui</li> <li>Kaanapali Anchorage, Maui</li> <li>Lahaina Roads, Maui</li> <li>Pukoo Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Kamalo Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Waimea Bay, Oahu</li> <li>Waianae, Oahu</li> <li>Waialua Bay, Oahu</li> <li>Kawaihae Bay, Hawaii</li> <li>Mahukona Harbor, Hawaii</li> </ul> </div>
5062Map and brochure for Shands Bridge over the St. Johns River .DetailsSt. Augustine Green Cove Springs Bridge Company1928
Map of Shands Bridge over the St. Johns River
St. Augustine Green Cove Springs Bridge Company
1928
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$180.00St--Augustine-Green-Cove-Springs-Bridge-CompanyMap-of-Shands-Bridge-over-the-St--Johns-RiverMap of the first Shand's Bridge over the St. Johns River in Florida from 1928. Map in folding brochure 18" x 6" with information on the Shand's Toll Bridge in the year of its opening. The bridge was conceived, financed and built privately by the St. Augustine Green-Cove Springs Bridge Company. <br></br> Title: "Shands Bridge over the St. Johns River connecting scenic highways St. Augustine and Green Cove Springs: Florida's longest single span bridge Open April 10, 1928." <br></br> In 1928 the bridge was a toll bridge of wooden construction, except for the draw span. The current bridge, located just south of the old bridge, opened in 1963.
51081928 Road map for the entire state of Florida for the Shriners.DetailsLake Worth Herald Press1928
1927 Florida State Road Map
Lake Worth Herald Press
1928
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$125.00Lake-Worth-Herald-Press1927-Florida-State-Road-MapRoad map for the entire state of Florida in a ten-panel folding brochure published during the 1920's Florida land boom, prior to the Great Depression. The brochure is titled: "Greeting Nobles, Oases of Lake Worth welcomes you. This road guide will assist you in your tour of Florida while attending the Shrine Convention at Miami, May 1, 2, 3, 1928." <br></br> Cover with logo for the Shriner organization. Verso captioned "Lake Worth Greets You" and filled with text descriptions and half-tone photographs of Lake Worth's attractions including the Municipal Recreational Center, the Gulf Stream Hotel, and its fine schools. <br></br> Published by the Lake Worth Herald Press.
5078Admiralty harbor chart of Port Townsend / Kilisut Harbor, Washington.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1929
Fine harbor chart of Port Townsend, Washington and Kilisut Harbor
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1929
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$790.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeFine-harbor-chart-of-Port-Townsend--Washington-and-Kilisut-HarborBold original harbor chart of Port Townsend / Kilisut Harbor, Washington drawn and published from London in June, 1893 by the British Admiralty under the superintendence of Captain W. J. L. Wharton, Hydrographer. Chart data are after the U.S. Coast Survey chart of 1892 (1929). Scarce. <br></br> Fine topographic contour lines and details on this old nautical chart. Points of interest include Port Hadlock, Irondale, Chimikim Creek, Mystery Bay, Oak Bay, Marrowstone Island, and Fort Townsend. <br></br> Sold by J.D. Potter. Chart number 1792. Engraved by Edward Weller. Scale: 1 / 24,361. Last correction 1929.
5081British Admiralty chart of the southwest coast of Florida.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1929
Antique chart of Florida Tortugas Cays to Cap San Blas
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1929
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$1,200.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-chart-of-Florida-Tortugas-Cays-to-Cap-San-BlasBold original British Admiralty nautical chart 1890 (1928) of the southwest coast of Florida along the Gulf of Mexico: "Tortugas Cays to Cape San Blas from the latest United States Coast Surveys". Includes extensive coastal detail with St. Andrews Sound, Cape San Blas, Apalachicola, Sea Horse Reef, Anclote Key, Tampa Bay, Punta Gorda, Cape Romano, Cape Sable, Key West, and the Tortuga Bank. <br></br> Published at the Admiralty, London on January 24, 1890 under the superintendence of Captain W. J. L. Wharton, Hydrographer. This is the edition of 1915 with last correction in 1929. Chart number 1274. Engraved by Davies and Company. <br></br> Includes three large inset charts of Florida ports and Harbors: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Apalachicola Bay: West Pass. 1911.</li> <li>St. Marks River. 1909.</li> <li>St. George Sound: East Pass. 1914.</li> </ul> </div>
5129Three Corps Engineers maps of the port of Pensacola, Florida.DetailsU.S. Army Engineers1929
Port of Pensacola, Florida scarce photomosaic and two maps
U.S. Army Engineers
1929
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$600.00U-S--Army-EngineersPort-of-Pensacola--Florida-scarce-photomosaic-and-two-mapsSmall booklet of 66 pages that includes 3 cartographic artifacts related to Pensacola, Florida. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Mosaic Composed of Aerial Photographs Pensacola Florida. Made by Air Service, U.S. Army 4th Photo Section. Dec. 22, 1922.</li> <li>Origin of Imports and Destination of Exports Pensacola, Fla. 1928. Quantities expressed in cargo tons of 2240 lbs. and shown thus. 1929.</li> <li>Port Facilities at Pensacola, Fla. 1929.</li> </ul> </div> Along with many data tables and additional photographs the contents of the entire booklet include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Port and Harbor Conditions</li> <li>Port Customs and Regulations</li> <li>Port Services and Charges</li> <li>Fuel and Supplies</li> <li>Port and Harbor Facilities</li> <li>Communications</li> <li>The freight rate situation</li> <li>Commerce of the port</li> <li>The territory tributary to the port</li> <li>General</li> </ul> </div> War Department Corps of Engineers and United States Shipping Board Port Series No. 3 Part 2 THE PORT OF PENSACOLA, FLORIDA. Printed by the U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 1929. Price when issued 30 cents.
5184Map of the "inside route" or Intracoastal Waterway in Florida/DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1929
Florida Inside Route St. Augustine to Titusville
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1929
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$180.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFlorida-Inside-Route-St--Augustine-to-TitusvilleChart of a portion of what is today known generally as the Intracoastal Waterway: "Florida Inside Route St. Augustine to Titusville." South of the Matanzas Inlet, a portion of the inside route opposite Flagler Beach is labelled "Florida East Coast Canal." In the 1920's portions of the Inside Route were maintained by private entities who paid for canal maintenance by charging a toll for use of the waterway. As many as six toll stations existed in those days from Jacksonville to Hallandale, Florida. <br></br> First published by the U. S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Washington D. C. in September 1928. Chart # 3258. Stamped October 17, 1929.
5058Map of Lane Park Cottages on Lake Harris, Tavares, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1930
Lane Park Cottages Lake Harris Tavares, Florida
Anonymous
1930
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$50.00AnonymousLane-Park-Cottages-Lake-Harris-Tavares--FloridaSmall map of Lane Park Cottages on Lake Harris, three miles southwest of downtown Tavares, Florida ca. 1930's. Lane Park is named for Captain A.J. Lane who as early as 1883 had plans for developing a peninsula that extended into Lake Harris. Map is on a postcard with two photographs of the cottages. <br></br> These cottages were likely the same as those attributed to Robert Kleiser: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Kleiser's Fish Camp was established in 1918 on an island located in the middle of Lake Harris. Robert Forest Kleiser acquired the island and built six cottages, several boat sheds, and a pier. Several years later, Kleiser disassembled the cottages and moved the camp to Lane Park." (Grenier, Bob. Images of America: Tavares. Arcadia Publishing. 2011) </div> </br> Printed by the County Seat Printers, Tavares, Florida.
5182 Blueprint, map including Chicago and Evanston, Illinois .DetailsGoodson and Wilson1930
Cyanotype blueprint map Evanston Illinois Niles Center Rogers Park
Goodson and Wilson
1930
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$175.00Goodson-and-WilsonCyanotype-blueprint-map-Evanston-Illinois-Niles-Center-Rogers-ParkOriginal cyanotype or blueprint map including Evanston, Illinois with Niles Center, Rogers Park, and Edgewater neighborhoods ca. 1930. Includes a significant portion of Lake Michigan shoreline. Key noted features include West Moreland Golf Course, Northwestern University, Calvary Cemetery, Bryn Mar Golf Club, Edgewater Golf Club, and the Tam O'Shanter Country Club. <br></br> Blueprint shows usage to the master trace employed to create the print. <br><br> By Goodson and Wilson 35 W. Wacker Drive (the Jeweler's Building) , Chicago. Documentation online from 1931 shows a Goodson and Wilson Mortgage Company at 55 E. Wacker. <br></br> Thirty-five East Wacker Drive was originally designed and built in the 1920's as a high tech office tower for jewelers. The lower 23 floors were serviced by automobile elevators that transported the tenant, their jewels, and their car directly up to the office floor.
5204Scarce British Admiralty chart of the Florida east coastDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1930
Nautical chart of St. Andrew Sound to St. John River, Florida
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1930
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$850.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeNautical-chart-of-St--Andrew-Sound-to-St--John-River--FloridaThis scarce original British Admiralty sea chart of the Florida east coast retains the look and feel of a fine late 19th-century chart. Chart coverage stretches southward from St. Andrew Sound, near Jekyll Island and Cumberland Island Georgia, to the St. John River, near Jacksonville, Florida. Includes the Cumberland Sound, St. Mary River, Amelia Island, Nassau River, and Jacksonville. <br></br> This fine nautical chart of the Florida coast was published at the Admiralty April 22, 1879 under the superintendence of Captain F.J. Evans. Sold by J.D. Potter. Engraved by Edward Weller. Chart number 853. Edition of 1916. Last minor correction in 1930.
5249Rare Cyanotype or blueprint map of the Shaw RanchDetailsAnonymous1930
Cyanotype blueprint map Shaw Ranch Webb County Texas
Anonymous
1930
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$150.00AnonymousCyanotype-blueprint-map--Shaw-Ranch-Webb-County-TexasRare Cyanotype or blueprint map of the Shaw Ranch along the Rio Grande River in Webb County, Texas. Date est ca. 1930. Includes the Huajolote (Guajolote) Ranch and Pasture.
5052Map of Key West Florida from in a booklet  for tourists.DetailsRice, George T.1931
Map of Key West Florida
Rice, George T.
1931
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$250.00Rice--George-T-Map-of-Key-West-FloridaScarce map of Key West Florida in booklet "Fifth Annual Tourists Sight Seeing Guide of Key West Florida 1933 Courtesy of Key West Business People". Locations identified numerically on the map appear not to correspond to numbered locations in the booklet. It is informative to compare this map with a very similar sightseeing map (1945-1948) in the Touchton Map Library. Numerous changes to Key West related to WWII are apparent, especially the construction of Meacham Field. <br></br> Booklet 3.5" x 7" with advertisements for local Key West businesses including: The Artman Press, The Key West Citizen, Gardner's Pharmacy, Columbia Laundry, The Key West Colonial Hotel and more. With a list of facts about Key West and a description of a tour of local sights including the "turtle crawls": <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "3. Visit the turtle crawls where turtles weighing over two hundred pounds may be seen swimming by dozens in pens while waiting to be slaughtered. Turtles have been caught near Key West weighing over one thousand pounds. This is a sight to remember. Located: Dock at North end of Margaret street." </div></br> The map was compiled under the direction of George T. Rice, Captain 13th C.A. (Coast Artillery). Drawn by A.D. Shirk, Staff Sergeant, 13th C.A. July 10, 1931.
4974Circuit map of the Fury Four radio introduced in 1933.DetailsCamm, Frederick James1933
The Fury Four Circuit Map
Camm, Frederick James
1933
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$125.00Camm--Frederick-JamesThe-Fury-Four-Circuit-MapCircuit map of the Fury Four radio introduced in 1933. The circuit was characterized by two high-frequency stages. Not to be confused with the 1954 revised circuit for the Fury Four. Printed in blue in the style of a cyanotype, or blueprint diagram. Dated within as February 11, 1933. Drawn by F.J. Camm and published by George Newnes Ltd. as a free supplement to the magazine "Practical Wireless. <br></br> Frederick James Camm (1895 – 1959) was an English technical author and magazine editor. He founded several radio and electronics titles, including Practical Wireless devoted to radio and electronics. In 2017 Practical Wireless was sold to Warners Group Publications, a Lincolnshire-based publishing company.
5057Folding map of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway.DetailsFlorida East Coast Railway1933
Map of Florida East Coast Railway the St. Augustine Route
Florida East Coast Railway
1933
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$250.00Florida-East-Coast-RailwayMap-of-Florida-East-Coast-Railway-the-St--Augustine-RouteColorful folding map of Henry Flagler's Florida East Coast Railway, the St. Augustine Route. Includes the Key West extension and the route from Key West to Havana, Cuba of the Peninsular and Occidental Steamship Company. <br></br> Interesting and seemingly out-of-place notations for two fishing camps on the Keys: Pirates Cove fishing camp and Long Key fishing camp. Printed by the Record Company, St. Augustine, Florida. Map is in the center of a folding brochure of 15 pages.
5188Route map of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad from 1933.DetailsLos Angeles and Salt Lake RR1933
Map of the Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad
Los Angeles and Salt Lake RR
1933
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$200.00Los-Angeles-and-Salt-Lake-RRMap-of-the-Los-Angeles-and-Salt-Lake-RailroadRare, large blue-line route map for the <b>Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad</b> (LA&SL). With an inset map of Los Angeles stops and the Central Office. A decorative historic item dating from 1933 before those rail lines were incorporated into the Union Pacific System in 1936 as the Caliente, the Sharp, and the Lynndyl divisions. <br></br> Shows the route extending west from Salt Lake City, through Las Vegas, Nevada and Utah to Los Angeles, California and the stops in between the two end points. The LA&SL was known for its depot buildings, many of which were in the Mission Revival architectural style, inspired by early Spanish missions in California. <br></br> Produced during the Great Depression by the Chief Engineer's Office. Omaha, Nebraska. February 1, 1933.
5242Six maps of the Mossback Gold Mine, near Oatman, Arizona.DetailsZulch, Herman C.1934
Maps of the Mossback Gold Mine near Oatman Arizona
Zulch, Herman C.
1934
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$550.00Zulch--Herman-C-Maps-of-the-Mossback-Gold-Mine-near-Oatman-ArizonaScarce lot of six hand-colored blue-line mine maps of the Mossback Mine near the town of Oatman in Mohave County, Arizona. Five of the six maps show a distinctive tunnel, or level, of the mine (levels 100-400 (12" x 17") and level 700 (17" x 46")). The sixth and most interesting map is the "Cross Section Through Mossback Shaft" (18" x 26") which shows the Ritter Vein and the Mossback Vein, reported to be a rich source of gold ore. From a geological perspective the map projects the potential position of the Mossback Vein as it was shifted by the Mossback Fault. <br></br> According to the Arthur Lakes Library at the Colorado School of Mines the tunnel maps and cross-section map are scarce: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Most mining maps show a mining district or region. . . Most of mine maps in our collection show only the location of the claims, not the tunnels. Very few maps show cross-sections of a mine." [1] </div></br> The Mossback Mine, at an altitude of 2,400 feet, was first discovered in 1863 by Garry Mining Company. Past operations took place as late as 1933 to 1935, but the mine is now closed. The Mossback vein extended nearly half a mile in length and was 23 feet in width at the surface, widening to 40 feet at the bottom. The ore contained up to $2,000 in gold per ton (100 ounces per ton). [2] <br></br> Traced by mining engineer Herman Zulch at Oatman, Arizona. Herman Charles Zulch graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in May 1908. <br></br> Sources include: </br> [1] https://libguides.mines.edu/maps/mining</br> [2] https://thediggings.com/mines/6530
5047Rare WPA funded pictorial map The Coral Isle of Key West.DetailsDornbush, Adrian1935
Depression-era pictorial map of The Coral Isle of Key West
Dornbush, Adrian
1935
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$325.00Dornbush--AdrianDepression-era-pictorial-map-of-The-Coral-Isle-of-Key-WestTwo scarce maps of Key West, Florida in a visitor's guide booklet simply titled "Key West" published by the Key West Administration in 1935. The booklet is a product of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) during the New Deal that was succeeded by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Public Works of Art Project artists from other parts of the country were brought in and put to work creating paintings, murals or public places, and other projects, such as tourist brochures and postcards." [2] </div> </br> The brochure includes a fine pictorial map (9" x 6") of Key West, Florida: "The Coral Isle of Key West" by artist Adrian Dornbush, 1935. The map was engraved on a "miraculous" scale and shows key landmarks such as Duval Street, the lighthouse, the Martello Towers, and the yacht basin. <br></br> Adrian Dornbush (1900 - 1970) became involved in the Key West Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) and in 1934 moved to the island to take over the role as director of the project, focusing his efforts on developing regional tourism. [1]. Other FERA artists who contributed works to the brochure include Edward Bruce, Richard Sargeant, Avery Johnson, Klir Beck, and Richard Jansen. <br></br> At center of the brochure is an anonymous two-sheet "Map of the Lower Florida Keys or the Key West Archipelago" (18" x 6") containing a smaller inset map of the Caribbean region. <br></br> Printed by Orange Publishing Co. St. Cloud, Florida. <br></br> [1] https://artistsofoldflorida.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/The-Artists-of-Old-Florida.pdf </br> [2] https://keysarts.com/public_art/wpa.html
5114Map of Florida with south Florida stops for the Dixie Route.DetailsPoole Brothers, Inc.1935
Map Dixie Route rail service to Florida
Poole Brothers, Inc.
1935
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$200.00Poole-Brothers--Inc-Map-Dixie-Route-rail-service-to-FloridaMap (8" x 15") within a twenty-two page folding brochure for <b>The Dixie Route</b>, a train service that in 1939 operated three passenger trains across several affiliated railroads and their stops to provide passenger service from the Midwest (St. Louis and Chicago) to Florida. The railway companies contributing to the brochure included: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railway</li> <li>Louisville and Nashville Railroad</li> <li>Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis R.Y</li> </ul></div> Daily Dixie Route trains to Florida were The Dixieland (with overnight service to Florida) , The Dixie Flyer, and The Dixie Limited. <br></br> Copyright 1935 by publishers Poole Brothers, Inc. Published October 1939 (dated within). <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Poole Brothers was a publishing company founded in 1870 by George Amos and William H. Poole. The company was the largest printing house in the country that catered to transportation companies. According to The Inland Printer, "practically every railroad in the country used Poole Brothers materials." [1] </div> </br> [1] Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poole_Brothers
4994Three cadastral maps by Brockway from the Palm Beach, Florida Atlas.DetailsBrockway, George S.1936
Lot of 3 maps Palm Beach Atlas Florida MS notes
Brockway, George S.
1936
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$525.00Brockway--George-S-Lot-of-3-maps-Palm-Beach-Atlas-Florida-MS-notesLot of three (3) scarce cadastral maps from the Palm Beach, Florida Atlas ca. 1936 by Civil Engineer George S. Brockway. Data printed on each sheet include tract/development name, deed reference location, lot dimensions, street names and lot number. <br></br> Sheets may contain manuscript pencil notations (ca. 1947 / 1948) with additional property owner names, property prices and indications of whether there was a structure on the property. Verso of each sheet contains Brockway's ink-stamped disclaimer of legal responsibility.<br></br> <b>Details for the three atlas plates include</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Sheet 5: Covers an area bounded by Merrain Road (N), La Puerta Way (S), Lake Worth (W), Atlantic Ocean (E). Developments include the Bello Lido, Alto Lido and Mockingbird Trail tracts. </li> <li>Sheet 6: Covers and area bounded by La Puerta Way (N), Orange Grove Road (S) - Lake Worth (W) Atlantic Ocean (E). Includes developments of Palm Beach Shores, Gregory Addition and the New Siears tracts. Shows the former <b>Kennedy Estate with two lots owned by Joseph P. Kennedy</b> totaling 440 feet of ocean frontage.</li> <li>Sheet 15-A: Bounded by Seminole Ave (N), Royal Poinciana Way (S), Lake Worth (W), North County Road (E) Includes the Flagler Memorial Bridge, old <b>Biltmore Hotel and the Beach Club</b>. Developments include Ocean Park, Floral Park, and Bungalow Park.</li> </ul> </div>
5040Cute pictorial map of Bermuda circa 1937.DetailsH. R. Elliot and Co. Inc.1937
Map of Bermuda Merrily we go around
H. R. Elliot and Co. Inc.
1937
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$175.00H--R--Elliot-and-Co--Inc-Map-of-Bermuda-Merrily-we-go-aroundCute pictorial map of Bermuda: "Merrily we go around. " Four panel brochure with an Illustration of a train and a pirate are featured next to the title cartouche. Verso with advertisements. Not dated but ca. 1937. <br></br> Published and printed by H. R. Elliot and Co. Inc., New York, N. Y. Provided courtesy of Bermuda. Size within the neatline 17" W x 7 H.
5107America's Cup chart in Newport Block Island & Marthas Vineyard, 1937.DetailsClegg, Ernest1937
Chart of the Waters between Newport Block Island and Marthas Vineyard
Clegg, Ernest
1937
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$155.00Clegg--ErnestChart-of-the-Waters-between-Newport-Block-Island-and-Marthas-VineyardDecorative chart of the waters between Newport, Rhode Island, Block Island, & Marthas Vineyard, Massachusetts for the America's Cup races in 1937, after Ernest Clegg. Contains historical information and boat images for previous America's Cup races. Side panel with an explanation of the chart. Ropework outline. Reduced size, not engraved and printed by Beck. <br></br> Ernest Clegg (1876-1954) was a yachtsman, calligrapher, graphic designer, and cartographer. Among numerous other works, Clegg designed a series of three decorative charts recording the America's Cup Races off Newport, RI in 1930, 1934 and 1937. <br></br> From the August 7, 1937 issue of the Illustrated London News.
5154Iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands for Dole Pineapple.DetailsEdwards, Parker1937
Dole Pictorial Map of the Hawaiian Islands 1937
Edwards, Parker
1937
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$1,100.00Edwards--ParkerDole-Pictorial-Map-of-the-Hawaiian-Islands-1937Iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands drawn by Parker Edwards and published by the Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. In 1937. Includes the original, franked (4 cent) cardboard mailing tube. This extremely decorative 3-foot wide map is very desirable and somewhat scarce in this excellent A+ condition. <br></br> Top of the sheet contains a decorative border featuring a colorful assortment of local plant life. Lower border displays many of the bright, exotic fish that inhabit the waters around the islands of Hawaii. <br></br> Title: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. being a Descriptive Portrayal of the History, Transportation, Industries and Geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A. </ul> </div>
5012Profile maps or track charts for The Atlantic Coast Railroad Company.DetailsAtlantic Coastline Railroad Company1939
Lot of 2 very rare Atlantic Coastline Railroad Florida Track Charts
Atlantic Coastline Railroad Company
1939
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$950.00Atlantic-Coastline-Railroad-CompanyLot-of-2-very-rare-Atlantic-Coastline-Railroad-Florida-Track-ChartsLot of two rare condensed books of profile maps, or track charts providing unique, detailed data for a cross-section of Florida traversed by the Atlantic Coastline Railway. The two books were intended for use only within the railway system and include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Northbound and southbound mainline of the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company between Richmond, Virginia and Jacksonville, Florida.</li> <li>Track charts of A. C. L. R. R. feeder lines including Dunnellon to Wilcox, Trilby to St. Petersburg, Uceta to Tampa, and other routes.</li> </ul> </div> By the Office of the Chief Engineer for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company ca. 1938. Profiles are printed via the cyanotype process (blueprint). Numerous manuscript edits in red to maintain track profiles and routes current over time. <br></br> Provides a mile by mile detailed record of the path of the A.C.L.R.R. as it made its way south along the Atlantic Coast region and within Florida, for the routes noted above. Most of the data provided in these profiles are unavailable elsewhere and include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Track weight per linear foot and year track was laid</li> <li>Milepost number</li> <li>Direction of the line via compass heading for sub-segments of the line</li> <li>Slope of the grade for each sub-segment</li> <li>Details about every opening beneath the railway including drainage pipes, bridges, arches, and boxes</li> <li>County boundaries</li> <li>Town and village names</li> <li>Locations of railway infrastructure (freight depots, passenger stations, and signals) </li> </ul> </div> Charts are paginated in booklet format. Charts are blank on verso.
5144Map of the Florida Keys ca. 1940 from first motel in Key West.DetailsZorsky, Joseph1940
Map from Cactus Terrace Cottages First Motel in Key West
Zorsky, Joseph
1940
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$95.00Zorsky--JosephMap-from-Cactus-Terrace-Cottages-First-Motel-in-Key-WestMap of the Florida Keys ca. 1940 from Cactus Terrace Cottages and Motel which was the first motel built in Key West, in the 1930's. The Cactus Terrace was located on Highway 1 across from the Catholic Church. With a larger scale inset map showing roads and location of the motel on the island of Key West. <br></br> In the 1930's Joseph Zorsky (1894 - 1971) founded the Cactus Terrace Motor Court on land that formerly contained Key West Mayor Walter Maloney's fruit orchard, as well as the historic Maloney House, built in 1854.. In 1971 Zorsky was killed during a robbery attempt and eventually the property was renamed Key Lime Village (now Key Lime Inn). <br></br> Verso with faint half-tone images of the hotel and properties which include an early bird's-eye photograph of the Cactus Terrace Motel and of "the largest collection of cactus east of the Mississippi."
4993Patriotic pictorial map of the U.S.A. Democracy in Action.DetailsPerone, Frank T.1941
WWII FDR Patriotic Pictorial Map Photo with Perrone MS signature
Perone, Frank T.
1941
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$125.00Perone--Frank-T-WWII-FDR-Patriotic-Pictorial-Map-Photo-with-Perrone-MS-signatureOne-of-a-kind WWII FDR patriotic pictorial map of the United States with creator's manuscript dedication and MS signature of Frank T. Perone. A photographic copy from the original. No other copy of this map was found. <br></br> Similar to, but different from, a 10" x 14" colored version of Perone's map published by Allied Printing of Atlantic City titled "Remember Pearl Harbor" (of which no known examples were found in institutional collections). Probably an earlier concept design by Perone. <br></br> Includes several scenes and features found in the (presumed later) colored version including the association of freedom, defense, and recovery with the initials FDR. <br></br> Differs from the colored version as follows: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Our map is not set upon a flag background, rather the flags appear at the image sides.</li> <li>Our map shows FDR as a much older man, not the youthful FDR found in the colored version.</li> <li>Our map shows engines and a top gunners-turret on the airplane.</li> <li>Perhaps most interesting is our map includes an image of a four-finned rocket in flight that is missing from the colored version.</li> </ul> </div> Copyright May 1, 1941; K 4907, 47908.
5019Map of Banff, Lake Louise, Columbia Icefield Highway, Canada.DetailsCanadian Pacific Railroad1941
Map of Banff Lake Louise Columbia Icefield Highway Glaciers
Canadian Pacific Railroad
1941
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$350.00Canadian-Pacific-RailroadMap-of-Banff-Lake-Louise-Columbia-Icefield-Highway-GlaciersAttractive and very scarce lithographed map of Banff, Lake Louise and the Columbia Icefield Highway with the Yoho Valley Emerald Lake Field, and Golden, Canada. Shows highways, glaciers, mountain ranges, trails, and the route of the Canadian Pacific Railway. <br></br> Map is on the recto of a folding six-part brochure with an inset elevation view of the "Altitudes of principal peaks from Golden to Banff in the Canadian Rockies." In that view the peaks with names underlined are on the South Side of the Canadian Pacific Railway main line from Banff to Golden. <br></br> Verso contains photographs, text and a map of the Columbia Icefield Highway (Sunwapta Pass to Lake Louise) and a cross section (elevation view) of the Canadian Rockies from the same Columbia Icefield Highway. Dated by reference to the Rumsey Collection.
5067Large nautical chart for the eastern portion of Singapore Strait.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1941
Large chart of eastern Singapore Strait
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1941
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$950.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeLarge-chart-of-eastern-Singapore-StraitLarge, used nautical chart for the eastern portion of Singapore Strait with eastern Singapore Island. Last corrections in 1941 were made shortly before the invasion of Singapore by Japan in February 1942. Manuscript ink lines with notation: "Keep south of this line." <br></br> Published at the Admiralty October 1, 1927 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral H.P. Douglas, Hydrographer. Chart number 3834. Engraved 1927. Verso is blank with file drawer label.
5090Matchbook cover for the U.S. Navy survey vessel U.S.S. Bowditch.DetailsDiamond Match Company1942
Galapagos Islands survey by U.S.S. Bowditch match book cover
Diamond Match Company
1942
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$40.00Diamond-Match-CompanyGalapagos-Islands-survey-by-U-S-S--Bowditch-match-book-coverScarce matchbook cover for the 386-foot U.S. Navy survey vessel U.S.S. Bowditch with an index map for their cruises of 1942-1943 to the Galapagos Islands, a part of Chile. Manufactured by the Diamond Match Company N.Y.C. <br></br> The USS Bowditch (AG 30) was first launched in 1929 at Copenhagen, Denmark, as the passenger ship Santa Inez. The Bowditch was outfitted as a surveying vessel and commissioned on 1 July 1940, with Commander E. E. Duval in command. <br></br> Departing Norfolk on 9 January 1942, the U.S.S. Bowditch steamed south to conduct surveys of the waters between Panama and Colombia, off the Galápagos Islands, and off the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica. <br></br> The following U.S. Navy charts were based on surveys conducted by the U.S.S. Bowditch in 1942 and 1943: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li># 5936 Approaches to Bahia Bartago, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.</li> <li># 5921 Eastern Approaches to Canal de San Salvador, Archipielago Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1943.</li> <li># 5931 Western approaches to Canal Bolivar, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Island). 1942.</li> <li># 5920 Isle Baltra, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.</li> <li># 5959: Golfo de Guyaquil. 1943.</li> </ul> </div> The USS Bowditch was decommissioned in January, 1947
5027Interesting mid-WWII (1943) radio reference map.DetailsWholesale Radio Laboratories1943
Radio Reference Map of the United States
Wholesale Radio Laboratories
1943
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$400.00Wholesale-Radio-LaboratoriesRadio-Reference-Map-of-the-United-StatesInteresting, large mid-WWII (1943) map of listening stations and the territory of the nine radio districts in the United States published by Wholesale Radio Laboratories. During WWII all amateur radio stations were forbidden to transmit, although listening was still permitted. Note, map is complete with neatline and margin all around. <br></br> Bottom of map is filled with four diagrams of the United Sates showing location of broadcast stations for the chief networks of the period: The Blue Network, Mutual Broadcasting System, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Includes tables of radio-related data: List of Standard (AM) Broadcast Stations, World Leading Shortwave Stations, and Experimental Frequency Modulation (FM) Stations. <br></br> Ad copy reads "For everything in radio write to Leo, W9GFQ". W9GFQ was the amateur call sign (unique identifier) for Leo I. Meyerson (d. 2011) whose picture appears on the sheet. Meyerson founded Wholesale Radio Laboratories, later called World Radio Labs.
5194The Illustrated World map or Octovue world map on Pitner's projection.DetailsPitner, L. E.1944
Illustrated Octovue Map on Pitner's Projection
Pitner, L. E.
1944
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$350.00Pitner--L--E-Illustrated-Octovue-Map-on-Pitner-s-ProjectionRare and unusual world map on the Pitner projection. First edition. Illustrated with hundreds of small drawings of flora, fauna, native tribes, buildings, transportation and landmarks. With 5 inset maps on the Mercator and other more common projections. Card covers with map still attached. <br></br> The Illustrated World Octovue Projection Edited by Harold B. Ward Ph. D. F.R.G.S. Designed and Published by L.E. Pitner 229 W. Mineral Street, Milwaukee, Wis. Copyright November 3, 1944 by L.E. Pitner The Octovue map was one of the few maps to use the Pitner map projection. The Pitner projection is explained as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The globe is divided into eight uniform spherical triangular sections: four North and four South of the equator…. each transposed onto a flat surface. … the first map ever made to transpose the round world onto a flat sheet without distortion or exaggeration of shapes, sizes, and distances." </div> An earlier version of the Pitner projection map was published in 1943 on a single-sided sheet as the Air Age Octovue Map of the World". Again edited by Ward with a 1943 copyright by Pitner. That version of the map lacks the illustrations and some of the map elements from the verso of our map are on the recto of the 1943 version. <br></br> The Pitner projection was similar to the Lambert Azimuthal Equal-area projection. <br></br>
5220A recruitment poster for a Women's Army Corps draftsman.DetailsWomen's Army Corps1944
Stand-up Poster for WAC Topographic Draftsman
Women's Army Corps
1944
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$225.00Women-s-Army-CorpsStand-up-Poster-for-WAC-Topographic-DraftsmanAmong the key events in the women's movement was World War II. With men away at war, tens of thousands of women entered the workforce to meet the demands of the war for labor. Among the most well-known was "Rosie the Riveter". Here we might have an advertisement to fill the job of "Carrol the Cartographer". <br></br> A table-top, stand-up World War II recruitment poster printed on heavy card stock for the Women's Army Corps (WAC) depicting a woman drawing on a map with pencil and protractor. The job specialty promoted is Topographic Draftsman, part of the Army Ground Forces. <br></br> With a black ink over-stamp for the U. S. Army Recruiting Station, Room 217 New Post Office Building, Utica N. Y. Illustration is signed but unreadable.
5223View with schematic diagram of the German V-1 bomb.DetailsNational Fire Service Benevolent Fund1944
Bird's-eye View of the V1 Bomb an Early Cruise Missile
National Fire Service Benevolent Fund
1944
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$110.00National-Fire-Service-Benevolent-FundBird-s-eye-View-of-the-V1-Bomb-an-Early-Cruise-MissileSingle-page folding booklet with a schematic diagram of the German V-1 bomb flying above a bird's eye view of the British countryside. The V-1 was a German weapon, an early and crude cruise missile, designed to strike terror into the British population. During World War II Germany used the V-1 in the thousands against south-east England from launch sites along the French and Dutch coasts. <br></br> Reproduced from the London Illustrated News with proceeds devoted to the National Fire Service Benevolent Fund. <br></br> With text, cutaway drawings, and inset schematic diagrams explaining of the German impulse engine (an early jet engine) and the mechanism used to control the missile's flight path. Verso with text and title page. <br></br> Price when issued: sixpence. Drawn by G.H. Tavis. 1944. Printed by Temple Fortune Press. Printers. London.
5200Large wartime pictorial poster after US nuclear attacks on Japan.DetailsArmy Bureau of Current Affairs1945
Wartime pictorial maps one week after A-bombs on Japan
Army Bureau of Current Affairs
1945
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$800.00Army-Bureau-of-Current-AffairsWartime-pictorial-maps-one-week-after-A-bombs-on-JapanLarge wartime pictorial poster issued less than one week after the United States used nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This issue, with a heavy emphasis on use of maps to communicate the progress of the war, was the first such to be issued by the [British] Army Bureau of Current Affairs (ABCA) after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 respectively. The issue was published 3 days before Emperor Hirohito announced the total Japanese surrender on national radio. <br></br> The maps reflect the importance of the A-bomb to Allied war efforts and the hastiness with which this publication was revised before publication. No photographs or illustrations are present that show the mushroom cloud or the aftermath of the attacks. The verso contains text that does not reflect the news about the bomb: " … the counter invasion of this island empire [East Indies] has begun." <br></br> Printed on both sides: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><b>Recto:</b> Headings include "The close of 14 years of Jap aggression" with six inset pictorial maps charting Japanese aggression from 1933 to 1945. Japan's early successes and later defeat are reflected in the image of a sword-bearing Japanese soldier who grows fat with success and then thin with defeat. Also, photographs of the British Cabinet and news from the Potsdam conference.</li> <li><b>Verso:</b> "Riches of the Southern Seas". Large black and white pictorial map focused on the strategic value of key commodities in the Netherlands East Indies. Map contains pictograms for oil, rubber, rice, tin, and vegetable oils. </li> </ul> </div> ABCA MAP Review No. 72 From July 30th to August 12th, 1945. Drawn and issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., [1945] <br></br> No copies of this issue found online. Scarce.
5002Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida 1946DetailsDolph, Frank B.1946
Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida 1946
Dolph, Frank B.
1946
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$2,000.00Dolph--Frank-B-Dolph-s-Subdivision-and-Zoning-Atlas-of-Miami--Florida-1946Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida. Includes Miami Shores Village, Biscayne Park, and El Portal. Published in 1946 by Frank B. Dolph Company 861 N.E. Third Street Fort Lauderdale and 307 N.W. Second Avenue, Miami, Florida. <br></br> Pages 1 - 48 all present.
5201Pictorial map of Mt. Rainier National Park in Washington.DetailsBarnes, Carroll1946
Mt. Rainier National Park Willy Nilly Map
Barnes, Carroll
1946
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$175.00Barnes--CarrollMt--Rainier-National-Park-Willy-Nilly-MapPictorial mailer map of Mt. Rainier National Park from 1946, a Willy Nilly Map by C. Barnes, Cartographer. Locations on the map include Paradise Valley, Narada Falls, Longmire Springs, Yakima Park, Ohanapecosh and many more. Barnes also produced Willy Nilly mailer maps for Sequoia, Yosemite, and Yellowstone National Parks. <br></br> Sixty locations are listed in an index on the verso with numbers that correspond to locations on the map. Verso also with room for a mailing address and a stamp, which along with a closeable tab, turn the map into a large mailer. <br></br> Originally from North Carolina, Carroll Barnes (1906-1997) made his home in Three Rivers, California. Barnes studied at Washington DC's Corcoran School of Art, and with Carl Milles in the Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 'Barnes embarked on a 16 ½-foot-tall version of Paul Bunyan, a project which, interrupted by service in the Army, preoccupied him for seven years. Carved from a 2,000-year-old Sequoia tree, (over the actual time of 18 months) the mammoth statue gained distinction as the world’s largest wood carving and earned Barnes a legendary status among sculptors.' (Source Online: https://cranbrookartmuseum.org/artwork/carroll-barnes/)
5168Cyanotype Map Sable Island Graveyard with shipwrecks.DetailsBatson, E. Bert1948
Cyanotype Map Sable Island Graveyard of the Atlantic Shipwrecks
Batson, E. Bert
1948
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$475.00Batson--E--BertCyanotype-Map-Sable-Island-Graveyard-of-the-Atlantic-ShipwrecksInteresting, original cyanotype map "Sable Island Graveyard on the Atlantic Shipwrecks Since 1800", sold by E. Bert Batson, but after a design by Donald S. Johnson, a member of the Sable Island Lifeboat Organization. Copyrighted by R. Ian McDonald; in Canada 1938; in U.S.A. June 1948. Only one holding in WorldCat. No sales recorded in AMPR. <br></br> In 1916 E. Bert Batson started in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a junk dealer after a varied career as a soldier, sailor, and bank messenger. Batson bought from estate and Admiralty sales, auctions and other secondhand sources, selling his wares from a location on the Halifax waterfront, later moving to 36-38 Lower Water Street. His motto was "Everything from a needle to an anchor." <br></br> Here's a few paragraphs from a 1946 profile of Bert from Maclean's magazine: <div class="indenttextblock"> You may know of Bert. A lot of people do. He’s the “Needle To An Anchor” man. His store on Lower Water Street in Halifax is a fabulous place. Broadly speaking, it’s a secondhand store; but actually it’s a combination junk yard, ship chandler’s, department store, antique dealer’s, curio collector’s heaven and commission broker’s. It’s a store that has gained world-wide fame for its claim that it contains everything you can’t find elsewhere. Its customers include shipping men, souvenir hunters, antique collectors and a lot of other people in America and Europe and everybody in Halifax. And it’s likely to sell them anything from secondhand rolled oats, discarded gold mines, kidney pills or unmarketable fish, to shower curtains, ship’s lanterns, conveyer belts, Epsom salts and used bathtubs. </br> (Online: O'Hearn, D. P. Maclean's Magazine, November 15, 1946.) </div> <br></br> Cyanotype maps are generally scarce and the paper to produce cyanotype prints is no longer commercially available in the size and quality as in this old print.
5084Pictorial map of Key West, Florida with pirates.DetailsOldacre, Ann1949
Pictorial map of Key West, Florida with pirates
Oldacre, Ann
1949
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$75.00Oldacre--AnnPictorial-map-of-Key-West--Florida-with-piratesPictorial folding map of Key West, Florida with pirates, Indians, and sailing ships in "Major and Minor Keys of the Florida Reef", a 56-page illustrated booklet (5" x8"). Fourth printing, 1949 by Riviera Publishing Company, Coral Gables, Florida. Booklet by Mary Helm Clarke. <br></br> Map includes the Overseas Highway from Miami to Key West and the Tamiami trail to Naples, Florida. Map attached inside rear cover.
5148Chart with most common routes utilized by sailing ships.DetailsSomerville, Boyle T.1950
Chart of routes used by ocean-going sailing ships.
Somerville, Boyle T.
1950
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$200.00Somerville--Boyle-T-Chart-of-routes-used-by-ocean-going-sailing-ships-Large, colorful thematic nautical chart showing the most common routes utilized by sailing ships and the season of year each route was commonly used. The chart was compiled by Rear Admiral Boyle T. Somerville to illustrate routes described in the publication "Ocean Passages", 1950. Color is used to indicate both the direction and time of year routes are taken while the width of lines indicate the geographical limits of typical tracks taken by sailing vessels. <br></br> Issued by the British Admiralty in April 1946 under the under the superintendence of Rear-Admiral A.G.N. Wyatt, Hydrographer. Last correction in 1950.
5248Small decorative map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast.DetailsSPAN1950
Small decorative map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast
SPAN
1950
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$65.00SPANSmall-decorative-map-of-the-Bay-of-Naples-and-Amalfi-CoastSmall decorative map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast in Italy. Shows routes for ferries operated by SPAN. Includes the islands if Ischia, Procida, Capri and the Italian towns of Pozzuoli, Naples, Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. Date estimated ca. 1950.
5054Maps and brochure for Snell Island Harbor, St. Petersburg, Florida.DetailsGreen, John B.1951
Map brochure for Brightwaters Snell Isle Harbour St. Petersburg Florida
Green, John B.
1951
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$400.00Green--John-B-Map-brochure-for-Brightwaters-Snell-Isle-Harbour-St--Petersburg-FloridaScarce original plat map of <b>Snell Isle Harbor</b> in St. Petersburg, Florida ca. 1951, by John B. Green, a local realtor. Includes red manuscript notes about lots previously sold. With an inset photograph of the area surrounding Brightwaters Snell Isle. Shows the outline of property for Clark's Sunset Golf Course and a block reserved as a business center. North is oriented to left bottom. Plat includes Snell Isle Boulevard, Cordova Boulevard, Toledo Way, Miramar Blvd., and Brightwaters Boulevard. Verso with information and a fine bird's eye view of the planned development. <br></br> Now one of St. Petersburg’s most upscale and desirable neighborhoods, Snell Isle was once nothing more than a low-lying mangrove swamp. When C. Perry Snell, a Kentucky pharmacist, came to visit the area in 1899, he envisioned a residential waterfront enclave and invested in the property of what is now Coffee Pot Bayou and Snell Island. In 1911, he began developing Snell Island. <br></br> In 1926, Snell opened the Coffee Pot Bayou Golf Club, now the 18-hole Vinoy Renaissance Resort Golf Club on Snell Isle. A few years later in 1928, he gifted land to the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club which still stands today on Coffee Pot Bayou and is on the U.S. Register of National Historic Places. <br></br> Snell Isle is completely residential, with several apartment communities, two schools, and two churches. Many original homes from the 1920s still exist today, with charming European and Spanish architecture. More than 80 percent of homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views, some of the Bay and others on interconnected waterways.
50661951 route map of the Municipal Transit System St. Petersburg, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1951
Route Map of the Municipal Transit System St. Petersburg, Florida
Anonymous
1951
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$150.00AnonymousRoute-Map-of-the-Municipal-Transit-System-St--Petersburg--FloridaScarce route map of the Municipal Transit System in St. Petersburg, Florida (not to scale). On thinnish yellow paper a fourteen-panel folding sheet folds to 3" x 8". Includes an inset plan for downtown St. Petersburg revised October, 1951. The Yellow Issue published Dec 3, 1951.
5099Chart book for Tampa Bay, Florida with tidal direction and velocity.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1951
Tampa Bay Tidal Current Chart Book
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1951
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$200.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyTampa-Bay-Tidal-Current-Chart-BookScarce 1951 tidal chart book on card stock with 12 (front and back) charts of Tampa Bay, Florida showing the direction and velocity of tidal flow across Tampa bay for each hour of its semi-daily tidal cycle. <br></br> Price when issued 35 cents; when sold 50 cents. U.S. Government Printing Office. Serial no.743.
5109Map of the city of Winter Park, Florida and vicinity from 1952,DetailsWinter Park Board of Realtors1951
Mid-century map of Winter Park Florida
Winter Park Board of Realtors
1951
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$115.00Winter-Park-Board-of-RealtorsMid-century-map-of-Winter-Park-FloridaMap of the city of Winter Park, Florida and vicinity published by the Winter Park Board of Realtors (1952) in a 12-panel folding format. Lakes shown boldly in green. Key at bottom left with road reference locations in Orlando, Eatonville, Maitland, and Winter Park. One section of road highlighted in red. Small manuscript notation in pencil. <br></br> Verso titled "Maps and facts about Winter Park Florida <b>City of Homes</b>." Full of text and photographs related to Winter Park, particularly to Rollins College and to the history behind Winter Park's appellation as the "City of Homes." With logo for the National Association of Real Estate Boards at bottom right. Border with alpha-numeric location index indicators. <br></br> Shows more than a dozen lakes of all sizes including Lake Fairview, Lake Killarney, Lake Maitland, Lake Osceola, Lake Corrine, and Lake Rowena. <br></br> Copyright 1952 by James T. Ellis. Interesting compass rose style unknown logo by Ellis' name.
5221Small folding map of Singapore issued in 1951.DetailsPeninsular and Oriental Shipping Co.1951
Map of Singapore for P and O cruise passengers
Peninsular and Oriental Shipping Co.
1951
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$150.00Peninsular-and-Oriental-Shipping-Co-Map-of-Singapore-for-P-and-O-cruise-passengersSmall folding map of Singapore issued in 1951 by The Peninsular and Oriental Shipping Company ( P&O). Verso with text about Singapore history and key local notes. Tourist notes include several drives available to Johore, Changi, the Botanic Gardens, and the Gap. <br></br> An index at left identifies key sites on the map including the Raffles Hotel, Fort Canning, Mount Palmer, the P&O office, and the Chinese Club.
5063Cartography supplement  on Oil Basins in the Oil and Gas Journal.DetailsOil and Gas Journal1952
Journal-Guide to Oil Basins of the United States
Oil and Gas Journal
1952
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$680.00Oil-and-Gas-JournalJournal-Guide-to-Oil-Basins-of-the-United-StatesA large special data and cartography supplement in the Oil and Gas Journal 1952 titled: "Journal-Guide to Oil Basins of the United States." The insert includes a map of United States Oil basins and a Formation Correlator (tabular data relating geographical region to era, period, rock system and group. At right cross sections of the major oil basins including the Permian Basin. Cross sections through each basin are shown schematically on the map. <br></br> Supplement to The Oil and Gas Journal. Volume 50 No. 46. Compiled and drawn by the editorial staff. The Oil and Gas Journal Copyright 1952. The Petroleum Publishing Company. Tulsa, Oklahoma.
5024Scarce tract map of lots for sale in Borrego Springs, California.DetailsBorrego Springs Land and Development Company1953
Scarce Borrego Springs California Sales Map
Borrego Springs Land and Development Company
1953
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$550.00Borrego-Springs-Land-and-Development-CompanyScarce-Borrego-Springs-California-Sales-MapScarce tract map of lots for sale in Borrego Springs, California ca. 1953 before construction was completed on the Catholic Church. With an inset smaller-scale humorous pictorial map of the region around Borrego Springs, in San Diego County. <br></br> Today Borrego Springs is designated as a Dark Sky Community, the only community in California with that designation and one of only 22 locations in the world to have the designation. Not dated, not attributed.
4984Pictorial map of Washington State routes by West Coast AirlinesDetailsWest Coast Airlines1954
Pictorial Map of Washington State by West Coast Airlines
West Coast Airlines
1954
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$300.00West-Coast-AirlinesPictorial-Map-of-Washington-State-by-West-Coast-AirlinesScarce, colorful, pictorial map of airline routes across Washington, Oregon, and Idaho flown by West Coast Airlines. Statement at bottom of the map reads: "Paul Bunyan's Empire Cut to Travel Size". <br></br> West Coast Airlines (WCA), founded in 1941, was based at Boeing Field in Seattle. WCA began scheduled passenger service in 1946 with a fleet of Douglas DC-3s. Table at upper right contains a list of Key Points of Interest across the three-state area. Dated within at 1954. Verso with text and photo images from across the region. <br></br> Apparently the map was updated and re-issued again in 1962.
5025Lot of fourteen transportation maps of Florida counties.DetailsFlorida State Road Department1955
Lot of 14 Florida County General Highway and Transportation Maps
Florida State Road Department
1955
LOC:0
$850.00Florida-State-Road-DepartmentLot-of-14-Florida-County-General-Highway-and-Transportation-MapsLot of fourteen (14) transportation maps of Florida, published by the Florida State Road Department, Traffic Planning Division in coordination with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Public Roads. Mid 20th-century. <br></br> <b>General Highway and Transportation Maps:</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Lafayette County. 1936 Revised 1956. </li> <li>Madison County. 1936 Revised 1955.</li> <li>Suwannee County. 1936 Revised 1956.</li> </ul> </div> <b>General Highway Maps:</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Baker County. 1955.</li> <li>Palm Beach County. 1949. 3 of 4 sheets. </li> <li>Bay County. 1956. 2 of 2 sheets. </li> <li>Calhoun County. 1949.</li> <li>Bradford County. 1951 / 1956. </li> <li>Dade County. 1952 / 1956. Supplemental sheet.</li> <li>Flagler County. 1948. </li> <li>Union County . 1951 / 1956. </li> <li>Liberty County. 1953. </li> <li>Escambia County. 1956. Supplemental sheet. </li> <li>Washington County. 1951 / 1956. </li> </ul> </div>
5043Russ Smiley's Fishing Map of Miami and the Florida Keys ca. 1956.DetailsSmiley, Russ1956
Variant edition of Russ Smileys Fishing Map of Miami and the Florida Keys
Smiley, Russ
1956
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$325.00Smiley--RussVariant-edition-of-Russ-Smileys-Fishing-Map-of-Miami-and-the-Florida-KeysRuss Smiley's Fishing chart of Miami and the Florida Keys ca. 1956. Scarce advertising variant edition for Regal Beer packed with information. "Enjoy fishing more, take along ice-cold Regal Premium Beer. Available anywhere and throughout the Florida Keys." Includes several tables with long lists of fishing guides for Marathon, Key West. and Islamorada. <br></br> Folding brochure with photographs and text on verso. Green tones with note at bottom that a "deluxe edition" was available for $1.00. More fishing areas are identified on this edition of the chart than other Smiley charts.
5229Rare Chicago manuscript cartoon weather map from 1956 by Hoff.DetailsHoff, P. J.1956
Early Television Weather Map P. J. Hoff Chicago WBBM Channel 2
Hoff, P. J.
1956
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$400.00Hoff--P--J-Early-Television-Weather-Map-P--J--Hoff-Chicago-WBBM-Channel-2Rare manuscript cartoon television weather map for the Chicago, Illinois area from Friday, September 14, 1956. This manuscript map was drawn during the early days of television by P. J. Hoff, one of Chicago's best known TV's personalities, at WBBM Channel 2. Hoff was known for his large weather maps drawn with a black wide-tipped marker and populated with two-dimensional cut-outs representing weather features: clouds, raindrops, umbrellas, suns, and an assortment of cartoon characters including Nanook North Wind, Susanna South Wind, and "The Vice President in Charge of Looking Out the Window." <br></br> Here the "V.P." is fashioned with two strings to permit the character to be pulled though a wringer with a bucket at the bottom labeled "H 2 0". All in fun to illustrate the forecast for rain. At right, a non-PC Chinese character promises more of the same weather in the eastern part of the weather area: "Allee Samee Okley You Sneeze." <br></br> With an ink MS dedication by Hoff to David Rowley. <br></br> Hoff (1896-1981) was born Piercy J. Hoffstrom in Mounds, Oklahoma. In 1963 Hoff was so well known locally that he patented and sold a "P.J. Hoff Weather Kit" with a printed blank map, cut-out characters, and other weather-related items based on his on-air maps as his prototype. In 1968, after a career as a columnist, cartoonist, and radio/TV personality Hoff retired to Saint Simons Island, Georgia. <br></br> WBBM-TV began as WXBK in 1940, but in 1953 was sold to CBS in a complex swap whereby CBS took over WBBM-TV. <br></br> Source </br> https://www.robertfeder.com/2014/09/10/remembering-p-j-hoff-chicagos-original-weatherman-with-character/
5097Humorous pictorial map tablecloth titled A Texan's Map of U.S.A.DetailsWithers, James Harlan1958
A Texan's Map of U.S.A.
Withers, James Harlan
1958
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$5,000.00Withers--James-HarlanA-Texan-s-Map-of-U-S-A-A Texan's Map of U.S.A. A derivative edition of a classic pictorial "humorous" map with more than a whiff of the intolerance that some believe permeates the state of Texas today. Tablecloth-sized map of the United States on Indian Head cloth [1] based on a design copyrighted by J.H. Withers in 1947 and branded with the imprint of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. <br></br> Wither's distinctive design elements include a revised shape for Texas which extends to the west coast to provide Texas with a space for a "future seaport" and the appellation "damm' Yankee territory" for most of the northeast U.S.A. <br></br> The Catalog of Copyright Entries for 1947 records a copyright for "A Texan's Map of U.S.A.", held by James Harlan Withers of San Angelo, Texas. Wither's 1947 pictorial map is the earliest documented example of a genre of pictorial map with many derivative versions that begin with the fact that Texas was, at the time, the largest state in the U.S. and extend that simple premise to exaggerate the importance and quality of the state of Texas over the every other state in the U.S.A. <br></br> Early 50's date is supported by the fact that neither Alaska nor Hawaii, which both attained statehood in 1959, are mentioned on the map. <br></br> [1] Indian Head cloth was not manufactured after 1962. Indian Head Cloth Permanent Finish Sanforized stamping on a single line is associated with cloth produced from the late 1940s to early 1950s. (Source: http://info.fabrics.net/indian-head-remembered-revisiting-an-american-institution/)
511812-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of EnduranceDetailsCoker, Broward1958
Sebring Endurance Race Official Safety and Communications Card
Coker, Broward
1958
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$125.00Coker--BrowardSebring-Endurance-Race-Official-Safety-and-Communications-CardOfficial safety and communications card for the 12-Hour Florida International Grand Prix of Endurance. This 12-hour endurance race for the Amoco Trophy was held at the Sebring Air Terminal on March 22, 1958, the seventh year the race was run. A Ferrari 250 TR 58, driven by Phil Hill and Peter Collins won the race. <br></br> Map shows the course layout among the runways and taxiways of the air terminal. The card documents radio communications procedures and protocols for ambulances and fire trucks during the race. <br></br> Sebring International Raceway, America’s oldest road racing track, evolved from Hendricks Field, a World War II airbase used to train B-17 combat crews. Sebring is well known for celebrity participation. Steve McQueen, James Brolin, Paul Newman, Gene Hackman and even journalist Walter Cronkite have competed in the race. (Source: https://www.sebringraceway.com/track-info/about-sir)
5245Decorative treasure map of the Eastern Seaboard by Brindle.DetailsBrindle, Melbourne1958
Authentic Treasure Map of the Eastern Seaboard
Brindle, Melbourne
1958
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$200.00Brindle--MelbourneAuthentic-Treasure-Map-of-the-Eastern-SeaboardScarce mid 20th-century decorative <b>treasure map</b> by artist Melbourne Brindle of Bridgewater Connecticut. A chart of shipwrecks along the East Coast of the United States from Sandy Hook, NJ past Long Island and Block Island Sound as far as Horseneck Beach, Massachusetts. With an inset map of Delaware Bay and another inset map of the waters off Cape Cod, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard. No holdings of this map recorded in WorldCat. Lacks attached sheet of wreck locations. <br></br> Map copyrighted 1958 by United States Treasure Maps, Litchfield, Connecticut. <br></br> Ewart Melbourne Brindle (1904 – 1995) was an Australian-American illustrator and painter who in mid-career became for his automobile illustrations. In 1958 Brindle published another similar map: "An authentic map of Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean Sea, showing locations of sunken treasure."
5029Map for Uncle Sam cruise tour Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map and Brochure New Uncle Sam Cruise Tour Biscayne Bay Florida
Anonymous
1960
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$80.00AnonymousMap-and-Brochure-New-Uncle-Sam-Cruise-Tour-Biscayne-Bay-FloridaBrochure for a 2.5 hour touristic cruise of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida aboard the glass-enclosed motorboat Uncle Sam. With a map of the path of the cruise (in red) around Biscayne Bay. <br></br> The diesel-powered 84-passenger Uncle Sam departed Pier 10 at the Miami Yacht Basin in Bayfront Park and passed the Venetian Islands, the Flagler Memorial, Fisher's Island then crossed the Rickenbacher Causeway. On the return to the yacht basin the Uncle Sam passed the bayfront estates of James Deering (Villa Viscaya), Charles Coryell, Damon Runyon, and more. <br></br> Detailed inset map of access roads and parking for the Uncle Sam cruise. Multi-lingual brochure ca. 1960's with key details translated and targeted to appeal to a Spanish-speaking audience: "Mostrando especialmente las mansiones de Cubanos y Portorriquenos en la zona residential…" <br></br> Printed on both sides and folds to 4" x 9".
5034Brochure and map for Ladd's mail boat of Fort Meyers, Florida.DetailsLadd's Mail Boat1960
Map of route Ladd's mail boat Santiva Cape Coral Sanibel Captiva Florida
Ladd's Mail Boat
1960
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$175.00Ladd-s-Mail-BoatMap-of-route-Ladd-s-mail-boat-Santiva-Cape-Coral-Sanibel-Captiva-FloridaOn December 9, 1963 the last mail boat in the U.S. made it’s final trip. Ladd's Mail Boat "Santiva" operated from Fort Meyers, Florida by Captain Palmer Ladd of Ladd Boat Line was the last in a series of vessels to provide water-borne mail service to Captiva and Sanibel Islands. The Santiva followed the Dixie, the Gladys, the stern-wheelers Success and Grey Eagle, and numerous sailing vessels that brought ice, fresh meat, livestock, and building materials to the islands. On the return trips the vessels carried away fresh produce including prized Sanibel tomatoes. Since 1938 the mail route was combined with a sightseeing tour . (Source: Sanibel-Captiva Record, Dec 12, 1963).
5049Map of Jungle Queen sightseeing cuisse on New River, Florida.DetailsJungle Queen Tours1960
Route Map Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruises Fort Lauderdale
Jungle Queen Tours
1960
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$80.00Jungle-Queen-ToursRoute-Map-Jungle-Queen-Sightseeing-Cruises-Fort-LauderdaleMap of the routes followed by the "World Famous Original" Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruises ca. 1960. Two cruises were offered on the New River by the operator departing from the Jungle Queen Docks in Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One option, the 3-hour Circular Jungle and Everglades Tour, was highlighted by a stop at the Seminole Indian Village (including alligator wrestling). For passengers desiring a later start, at 7:00 p.m. the Jungle Queen II departed with as many as 250 passengers for their Bar-B-Q and Shrimp Dinner cruise followed by a vaudeville review and dancing under the stars. <br></br> Three-panel folding brochure closes to a compact 4" x 9". <br></br> Tourism has been an important part on the Florida economy for more than 100 years. For many decades operators have offered boat tours as a way of showing off the many attractions of Florida to large numbers of customers. From glass-bottomed boats to mail boats to today's high-speed thrill rides the enthusiasm of tourists for excitement and entertainment on the water has not diminished.
5056Map for Seven Seas cruise of North Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map Seven Seas Sightseeing Miami and Miami Beach Cruise
Anonymous
1960
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$85.00AnonymousMap-Seven-Seas-Sightseeing-Miami-and-Miami-Beach-CruiseBrochure for a 2.5 hour lectured cruise of North Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida aboard the double-decked motorboat Seven Seas. With a map of the cruise route (in red) around North Biscayne Bay. <br></br> Unlike other cruises on south Biscayne Bay (e.g. Uncle Sam cruise) the Seven Seas cruise was operated in<b> North Biscayne Bay</b>, departing from Pier 8 at the Miami City Yacht Basin twice daily. The cruise passed the Venetian Causeway, passed the Charles Deering estate, and sailed past the 79th street causeway, retiring past Mt. Sinai Hospital and making a circle in Sunset Lake before docking 2 1/2 hours later. Other points of interest included the Goodyear Blimp Base, Flagler Memorial Monument, Little River, and Indian Creek Village. <br></br> Printed on both sides and folds to 4" x 9".
5061Two charts of recreation facilities on the Okeechobee Waterway.DetailsU.S. Army Engineers1960
Two maps of recreation facilities on the Okeechobee Waterway.
U.S. Army Engineers
1960
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$150.00U-S--Army-EngineersTwo-maps-of-recreation-facilities-on-the-Okeechobee-Waterway-Two charts of recreation facilities on the Okeechobee Waterway stretching across the state from East Florida to West Florida. Recto with a map of recreation facilities including locks and dams along the Caloosahatchee River from Pine Island Sound to Moore Haven on Lake Okeechobee. Includes the Ortona Lock and Dam and the Franklin Lock and Dam. <br></br> Verso with a map of Lake Okeechobee and the Okeechobee waterway outlet to the Atlantic Ocean at Stuart, Florida. Published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District.
5086Chart of Ranger III sightseeing tours from St. Petersburg, Florida.DetailsWinters, David and Irene1961
Map route Ranger III sightseeing tour Mullet Key Treasure Island Bradenton Florida
Winters, David and Irene
1961
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$70.00Winters--David-and-IreneMap-route-Ranger-III-sightseeing-tour-Mullet-Key-Treasure-Island-Bradenton-FloridaChart of the routes for sightseeing tours by the vessel Ranger III from St. Petersburg, Florida ca. 1961. The cruises all departed at 10:30 a.m. six days a week from slip 8 at Vinoy Basin. The chart shows the prospective route for cruises to Mullet Key, to Treasure Island, and to Bradenton Florida. Each cruise aboard the 64 foot diesel-powered tour boat carried up to one-hundred passengers at $2.00 per person. <br></br> In January 1961, three vessels operated excursions out of the St. Petersburg Yacht Basin: the Florida Queen, the Miss Florida III and the Ranger III. In 1961 aboard the Ranger III on a tour to Mullet Key, Captain Winters provided commentary on the local sights and Charlie Holdsworth, an ex-vaudevillian, entertained sightseers with his banjo and singing. (Branch, Dave. "Is this the day for a boat ride down the bay?" St. Petersburg Times. January 1. 1961. p. 41.). <br></br> The Ranger III route chart occupies 2 panels on a 4-panel folding brochure. Verso with photographs and a description for each of the three cruise options.
5111Street map of Key Biscayne, Florida from 1961.DetailsKey Biscayne Chamber of Commerce1961
Street map of Key Biscayne, Florida from 1961.
Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce
1961
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$120.00Key-Biscayne-Chamber-of-CommerceStreet-map-of-Key-Biscayne--Florida-from-1961-Street map of Key Biscayne, Florida from 1961. Published by the Key Biscayne Chamber of Commerce with a 17-point key to points of interest on the island including the Cape Florida Lighthouse on the southernmost tip of the island.
5055Lot of six rare "Fin Fishing Charts" for Florida coastal areas.DetailsAnonymous1962
Lot of six (6) scarce Fin Fishing Charts Lemon Bay to Tarpon Springs Florida
Anonymous
1962
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$180.00AnonymousLot-of-six-(6)-scarce-Fin-Fishing-Charts-Lemon-Bay-to-Tarpon-Springs-FloridaLot of six scarce "Fin Fishing Charts" for Florida coastal areas in the vicinity of Tampa Bay, Florida. Charts folded as issued. <br></br> All charts fit inside a point-of-sale envelope/folder printed with an index map of southern Florida showing all available Fin Fishing charts and highlighting these specific charts from Lemon Bay to Tarpon Springs: W7, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12. <br></br> Hot fishing spots are highlighted with red dots and tide table adjustments are included for several locations. Several marinas and other business establishments are noted in red on the charts, probably locations that sold these charts or that paid for the advertisement. Ink stamp on the folder carries a date of March 6, 1962. Creator of the charts is unattributed and very few, if any, of these charts are available on the market.
5028British Admiralty nautical chart of western Hong Kong Harbor.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1963
Chart of Hong Kong Waters West China South Coast
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1963
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$1,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Hong-Kong-Waters-West-China-South-CoastTwentieth-century British Admiralty nautical chart of western Hong Kong Harbor, Hong Kong Island, Victoria Harbor, and Belcher Harbor. Extends as far west as Lantau Island in the vicinity of Hong Kong Disneyland. <br></br> Engraved and first published by the Admiralty in 1903, this edition contains minor corrections to 1963. Chart number 3280. Numerous updates to aids to navigation shown in red ink.
5089Coverage map for AM radio station WBOP in Pensacola, Florida.DetailsWBOP Radio1963
WBOP All-Negro AM Radio Pensacola Florida Coverage Map
WBOP Radio
1963
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$85.00WBOP-RadioWBOP-All-Negro-AM-Radio-Pensacola-Florida-Coverage-MapCoverage contour map for AM radio station WBOP in Pensacola, Florida from September 1963. Map compiled by Bill Lee of WLAK Electronics Service, Lakeland, Florida. With consumer marketing data for the black population in the WBOP market area. African-American interest. Station coverage extends as far north as South Flomaton and as far east as Foley, Florida.
5222Manuscript design options for Round Earth on Flat Paper.DetailsPaine, Howard E.1963
Lot of 3 manuscript design options for Round Earth on Flat Paper NGS
Paine, Howard E.
1963
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$1,250.00Paine--Howard-E-Lot-of-3-manuscript-design-options-for-Round-Earth-on-Flat-Paper-NGSThree manuscript sketches, design options by Howard Paine for The Round Earth on Flat Paper used on the inside back cover of the National Geographic Society's first Atlas of the World. <i>(National Geographic Society. 1963.)</i>. From the estate of Howard Paine, Art Director at National Geographic until 1990. <br></br> The booklet "The Round Earth on Flat Paper: Map Projections Used by Cartographers" by Wellman Chamberlin was first published by the National Geographic Society in 1947. In 1963 Chamberlin and Paine collaborated on the design of the inside back and front covers for National Geographic's first <b>"Atlas of the World"</b>: <i>The Earth in Space and The Round Earth on Flat Paper</i>. For <i>The Round Earth on Flat Paper</i> Paine sketched several alternate options. The influence of Paine's early designs are evident in the final design selected for the atlas. <br></br> From 1957 to 1990 Howard Paine was a Graphic Artist and eventually Art Director at National Geographic. Mr. Paine was responsible for design changes to the National Geographic magazine cover that over time replaced the old-fashioned border of clustered oak and laurel leaves with a simplified, more modern design that included photographs. Also, during the period 1981 to 2012 Mr. Paine was Art Director for the U.S. Postal Service. In that role Paine was responsible for the design of over 400 stamps including the 29-cent Elvis Presley stamp, with over 500 million sold. <br></br> Sources: </br> http://www.howardepaine.com/ngs.php<br></br> https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/2002/05/19/with-intellect-and-artistry-wellman-chamberlin-created-a-world-of-his-own/627dbea8-370a-4b16-83cd-46e6388a9dfb/ <br></br> Note: The first image of the four displayed, is from the 1963 NGS Atlas and is for comparison only. Not included.
5122Map of the addition to Cutthroat Harbor Estates on Cudjoe Key Florida.DetailsRamrod Investments, Inc.1965
Scarce map and sales brochure for Cutthroat Harbor Estates Cudjoe Key Florida
Ramrod Investments, Inc.
1965
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$120.00Ramrod-Investments--Inc-Scarce-map-and-sales-brochure-for-Cutthroat-Harbor-Estates-Cudjoe-Key-FloridaPlat of the first addition to Cutthroat Harbor Estates on the ocean side of Cudjoe Key, Florida. Plat is in a folding ten-panel sales brochure offering lots for sale in Cutthroat Harbor from $1,990 bordering Sacarma Bay, eighteen miles from Key West on U.S. Highway 1. Dated within to 1965, the brochure includes a small-scale map of the development in relationship to the southern portion of Cudjoe Key, and an aerial photograph of the same area. <br></br> The brochure includes a table of annual average weather conditions, photographs of construction work at the area, local fishing and boating activities, and the Key West International Airport.
4997Fine and scarce pictorial map of Florida by Al Kocab.DetailsKocab, Al1968
1970s Pictorial Florida Map Attractions pre-Disney
Kocab, Al
1968
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$250.00Kocab--Al1970s-Pictorial-Florida-Map-Attractions-pre-DisneyFine and scarce pictorial map of Florida by businessman Al Kocab: "Florida Attractions in Florida's Vacation Regions". <br></br> Kocab is known to have authored one additional map for the Florida Development Commission: "Florida Four-star Attractions." <br></br> Only two institutional holdings of the map are recorded in WorldCat. <br></br> Al Kocab (1930 - 1994) was part owner and interior designer of the award-winning La Vielle Maison in Boca Raton and The Down Under and Go Fish! restaurants in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Kocab, who arrived in Ft. Lauderdale in 1960, was a founding partner in Waterway Restaurants Inc., which owned three restaurants. In 1994 La Vielle Maison, with country French decor, was the only restaurant in Florida to be awarded a five-star rating by the Mobil Travel Guide. Kocab was co-author of "Restaurants & recipes of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut." (Research Unlimited. 1964)
5059Greater Palm Beach County and Lake Okeechobee Rikers Trip Tour Guide.DetailsRikers Trip Tour Guide1968
Map of Greater Palm Beach County and Lake Okeechobee by Rikers
Rikers Trip Tour Guide
1968
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$165.00Rikers-Trip-Tour-GuideMap-of-Greater-Palm-Beach-Cou