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4854Scare, antique 18th century Dutch chart of Surat, India.DetailsValentijn, Francois1720
Surat, India
Valentijn, Francois
1720
LOC:88
$900.00Valentijn--FrancoisSurat--IndiaScare Dutch chart of the Tapti River and Surat, India. This fine antique chart shows Surat then partially surrounded by a wall and the Casteel Suratta or Surat Castle (built 1546). The author provides numerous depth soundings and great detail on sandbanks in the Tapti River. Such rich detail suggests the source of information on the chart had a significant amount of experience in the area. <br></br> From contemporaneous accounts we know that Suratte was a key trading center. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "At one end of the City of Suratte upon the very banks of the river called Tapty you see a very fair castle with four large towers of free-stone with a broad ditch always full of water…there are here three great factories, to wit: of the French, English and Dutch East India Companies, each of which are distinguished by their banners of their respective nations which are to be seen on the tops of their houses." <br></br> "But when any European ships arrive at this port, the Persians, Indians, Armenians, and Turks, plant their tents or booths in such numbers, as to give it the resemblance of a very handsome fair." (Rennefort, Crull, Dellon. A Voyage to the East Indies… 1698. Google Books. Online) </div> <br></br> From François Valentyn's Oud en Nieuw Oost Indien (Old and New East India), part V : Beschryving van Coromandel, Pegu, Arrakan, Bengale, Mocha, Persien, Malakka, Sumatra, Ceylon. François Valentijn (1666-1727) was a missionary who worked at Amboina from during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. With numerous rhumb lines and two compass roses topped with fleur-de-lis. Plate 9.
4843Antique chart of the South African west coast including Table Bay.DetailsValentijn, Francois1726
Antique Dutch Chart of the Environs of Cape Town South Africa
Valentijn, Francois
1726
LOC:88
$825.00Valentijn--FrancoisAntique-Dutch-Chart-of-the-Environs-of-Cape-Town-South-AfricaFor collectors. Very old, scarce chart of the South African west coast from the Bay of Saldanha including Table Bay (Taefel Bay), False Bay, and Sout Bay all surrounding the Cabo de Boa Esperanca or Cape of Good Hope now the location of Cape Town, South Africa. By Dutch minister Francois Valentijn (Valentyn). <br></br> Only two sales recorded in the AMPR, none in the last 15 years. #43. <br></br> From Francois Valentijn's labor of seven years, the <b>Oud en Nieuw Oost-Indië</b>, considered the best source for reference material related to Asia for a period of almost two hundred years.
4848Antique copperplate engraved harbor chart of Bahia Honda, Cuba.DetailsLaval, Antoine1728
Scarce antique chart of Bahia Honda, Cuba
Laval, Antoine
1728
LOC:13
$250.00Laval--AntoineScarce-antique-chart-of-Bahia-Honda--CubaAntique copperplate engraved harbor chart shows Bahia Honda, Cuba as it existed in 1720. Bahia Honda, is located about 50 miles west of Havana in Artemisa province on the north-western coast of Cuba. Laval's chart predates Thomas Jeffery's "Plan of Bahia Honda" by more than 35 years and is the earliest known detailed harbor chart of Bahia Honda. It does not appear, however that Laval's map is based on any observations made by him as the ship he was on seems to have bypassed the Bay entirely on its way to Havana. <br></br> From the report of French astronomer and Jesuit Priest, Antoine Laval (1664-1728): "Voyage de la Louisiane", an account of the 1720 expedition to the Florida and Louisiana coasts led by French officer Valette de Laudun. Laval is recorded as mathematician or astronomer on that voyage. Laval was a professor of hydrography and mathematics based in the city of Toulon, France. Page 137. <br></br> Vallette de Laudun led the French expedition to Dauphin Island in the Gulf of Mexico between March and November, 1720. The 262-member crew embarked from Toulon, France, on the ship Toulouse , encountering Madeira, Martinique, Saint-Domingue, and Cuba before entering the Gulf of Mexico. Following a month at Dauphin Island, the expedition returned to France.
4857Antique plan of Goa and the Port of Goa.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Antique engraved plan of Goa, India
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750
LOC:13
$325.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-engraved-plan-of-Goa--IndiaFine mid eighteenth-century birds-eye view map (plan) of Goa and the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India, under Portugese rule from 1510 to 1961. If you look carefully on the beach you can see two elephants, apparently used for heavy work at the docks and shipyard. A fine legend at right, in an elaborate title cartouche, names twenty-nine locations on the plan. <br></br> A fine view of Goa as it existed in 1607 by the prolific desk-cartographer J.N. Bellin. The plan is from the 1607 voyage of Admiral Paulus van Caerden, with the Dutch East India Company (VOC). From Prevost's 'Collection of Voyages'. <br></br> North is oriented to the bottom. Tome VIII No IX. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the "Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde Petit Atlas Maritime".
4864 Antique vue d-optique of Dunkerque, France.DetailsVivarez, Henry Emile1750
View of Dunkirk
Vivarez, Henry Emile
1750
LOC:88
$195.00Vivarez--Henry-EmileView-of-DunkirkOriginal, antique vue d-optique of Dunkerque (Dunkirk), France. Shows long piers protecting a channel into Dunkirk harbor. From Choix de vues d'optique des XVIIIe et XIXe siècles. Tome 4. By Henry Emile Vivarez.
4875Plan of the Calder River by John Eyes.DetailsEyes, John1758
River Calder between Sowerby and Halifax
Eyes, John
1758
LOC:88
$250.00Eyes--JohnRiver-Calder-between-Sowerby-and-HalifaxMap of the course of the Calder River between Sowerby Bridge and Halifax Brooks mouth by John Eyes. January, 1758. Includes towns and hamlets of Mermaid and Norland Town. <br></br> Now part of the Calder and Hebble Navigation suitable for vessels up to 14 feet in width. <br></br> John Eyes was a Liverpool surveyor, active 1740-1758, well known for his work surveying the Dee estuary. Eyes' four charts of the Lancashire coast from 1738 are said to be the first charts to show Greenwich as the Prime Meridian. (Skempton, Alec ed. Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers, Vol 1. p.220) <br></br> J. Evans sculpt. Liverpool.
4869Antique three plans of Dunkirk France by Jefferys.DetailsJefferys, Thomas1774
Three plans of Dunkirk France 960 1400 1658
Jefferys, Thomas
1774
LOC:13
$150.00Jefferys--ThomasThree-plans-of-Dunkirk-France-960-1400-1658Three plans of Dunkirk (Dunkerque), France on a single sheet of fine watermarked laid paper ca. 1760. Engraved by prolific British engraver and publisher Thomas Jefferys (1710-1771): <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li> A plan of Dunkirk as first walled round in 960 by Baldwin 3, Earl of Flanders.</li> <li> A plan of Dunkirk as it was first fortifies in 1400 by Robert de Marle.</li> <li> A plan of Dunkirk as it was fortified when taken by Marshal Turenne June 28, 1658.</li> <br></br> From Jefferys' "A description of the maritime parts of France, containing a particular account of all the fortified towns, forts, harbours, bays, and rivers …". Published by Faden and Jefferys, 1774. Plate III.
4839Antique map of the Sea of Azov and Crimea.DetailsTardieu, Pierre Antoine1783
Antique Chart of the Sea of Azov Azof and Crimean Peninsula
Tardieu, Pierre Antoine
1783
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$675.00Tardieu--Pierre-AntoineAntique-Chart-of-the-Sea-of-Azov-Azof-and-Crimean-PeninsulaFine original antique map of the Sea of Azov ( Azof ) and environs, based on Jan-Hendrik Van Kinsbergen's 1774 manuscript map of Crimea (formerly Ukraine; annexed by Russia in March 2014.) Detailed inset chart of the Kerch Strait (Detroit de Zabache) linking the Sea of Azov to the Black Sea.
4774Scarce Spanish chart of Tampa Bay, and Jacksonville, Florida.DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1818
Scarce antique Spanish chart of Tampa Bay, Florida
Direccion Hidrografia
1818
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$1,950.00Direccion-HidrografiaScarce-antique-Spanish-chart-of-Tampa-Bay--FloridaA scarce Spanish antique nautical chart of a large area now encompassing St. Petersburg and Tampa, Florida, and all of Tampa Bay. With anchorages identified, depth soundings, and several Spanish place-names. One unidentified location, "Cayo de Aguada" or Watering Key, remains unknown to me. That location likely would have been very attractive to pirates and privateers as it offered both close proximity to fresh water and to the nearby deeper entrance channels to Tampa Bay. <br></br> Contains numerous coastal locations with their second-Spanish period names: Longboat Key ("Id. Larga"), Passage Key ("Cayo del Passage"), Sweetwater Creek ("Rio de Aguadulce"), Little Manatee River ("Rio de Manaties"), Point Pinellas (Punta de Pinar [Sp. pine]). During the research for Spanish place-names our search turned up an exact match for "Punta de Piedras" or Rocky Point on the northeast shore of Old Tampa Bay. Unfortunately, that location for "Punta de Piedras" is on the wrong side of the bay. The search continues. <br></br> From the second part of "Portolano de la America...", published in 1818 by Spain's Admiralty department, the Dirección de Hidrografía. In 1809 the Direccion first published this atlas of plans of bays, harbors, and ports from Spain’s New World possessions: "Portolano de la America Septentrional Construido en la Direccion de Trabajos Hidrograficos". Plate 36.
4888Engraved map of Columbia River by John Melish from 1822.DetailsMelish, John1822
Antique map of the Outlet of the Columbia River
Melish, John
1822
LOC:13
$325.00Melish--JohnAntique-map-of-the-Outlet-of-the-Columbia-RiverScarce (1822) copperplate engraved map of the outlet of the Mouth of the Columbia River, near Astoria, Oregon by John Melish. Notes the Chinook and Clatsop Indians, native to the region, along with Cape Disappointment, and Gray's Bay . <br></br> From Melish's "A Geographical Description of the United States, with the Contiguous British and Spanish Possessions." Philadelphia, 1822. Engraved by J. Vallance.
4847Map of Caillat's civic renovation project for Algiers, Algeria in 1858DetailsVigouroux and Caillat1858
Algiers, Algeria City Renewal Proposal 1858
Vigouroux and Caillat
1858
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$1,150.00Vigouroux-and-CaillatAlgiers--Algeria-City-Renewal-Proposal-1858Rock the Casbah! <br></br> Rare lithographed map of a proposed renovation and expansion project for Algiers in 1858. By Vigououx, surveyor and Caillat of France's Ponts and Chaussees (Bridges and Roads). At bottom left, the map is dedicated in manuscript ink, signed by the author (Caillat) to Colonel Marengo, then the Mayor of the commune of Douéra. Just a few years previously Marengo had been Commander of the Citadel of Algiers or the Casbah, and apparently still retained some influence. The citadelle or Casbah is shown marked near bottom right, but in a broader sense the Casbah was <div class="indenttextblock"> "the ancient core of Algiers, the triangular-shaped town carved into the hills facing the Mediterranean … the sea forms the base of the triangle; a citadel is at the triangle's summit. (Celik, Zeeynep. Algiers under French Rule in "Urban Forms and Colonial Confrontations. University of California Press. 1997.) </div> <br></br> Shows the "rivage actuel" or the existing shoreline with the new construction that would occur to complete the project in those areas. <br></br> Background: the French invaded Algeria in 1830. In 1834, Algeria became a French military colony and was subsequently declared by the constitution of 1848 to be an integral part of France and divided into three departments: Alger, Oran and Constantine.
4890Georges River map based on exploration of WaymouthDetailsPrince, George1860
Antique Map Georges River Adjacent Islands Explored Waymouth 1860
Prince, George
1860
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$500.00Prince--GeorgeAntique-Map-Georges-River-Adjacent-Islands-Explored-Waymouth-1860A scarce lithographed map and booklet of Maine documenting a carto-analytic discovery by George Prince. Based on the exploration by English explorer George Waymouth (1585-1612) in 1605. Published from Bath, Maine. <br></br> Map by George Prince based on Rosier, locally available printed maps and one manuscript map he saw. Prince knew the area well: "Having been since my earliest childhood been acquainted with the Georges River, its entrance and all the islands." Upsetting common beliefs of the time, Rosier was able to determine that Waymouth had explored the Georges River, not the Kennebec or Penobscot rivers as many believed. <br></br> Rosier's narrative reminds us that our near ancestors were to say the least, "not PC". Rosier describes the capture of 3 Native Americans for transport back to England with their canoas (canoes) as a "matter of great importance." <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> It was as much as five or sixe of us could do to get them into the light horseman [their boat]. For they were strong and so naked as our best hold was by their long haire on their heads; and <b>we would have beene very loath to do them any hurt, which of necessity we had beene constrained to have done if we had attempted them in a multitude, which we must and would, rather than to have wanted them, being a matter of great importance for the full accomplement of our voyage.</b>" </div> <br></br> Booklet: With remarks by George Prince and "Rosier's Narrative of Waymouth's Voyage to the Coast of Maine in 1605" by James Rosier, chronicler of Waymouth's . <br></br> Scarce. Title page. Bookplate for William H. Hahn (Friendship, Maine) and MS signature (not Hahn) inside title page. 45 pages text. 1 folding map. Bath, Maine: Eastern Times Press. 1860. Reprinted from Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society, 1843, 3d series, v. 8.
4901Charts of difficult navigational areas on the Mississippi River.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1865
Antique Mississippi River Charts of Shoals and Sand Bars
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1865
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$2,300.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Mississippi-River-Charts-of-Shoals-and-Sand-BarsRare, separately published charts (23) of critical navigational areas on the Mississippi River and the Ohio River. A supplement of charts to accompany the <b>"Letter of the Secretary of the Navy communicating the report of the commission appointed under the joint resolution of Congress, approved June 30, 1864," </b> (Source: Online) <div class="indenttextblock"> "to select the most approved site for a navy yard or naval station on the Mississippi River or upon one of its tributaries and recommending a appropriation to cover the expenses of said commission." </div> The maps were not of proposed locations for the new Navy yard but of shoal or shallow areas of the Mississippi River. These shallow sand bars and narrow channels could impede the movement of vessels of vessels to the new yard: <div class="indenttextblock"> "A series of topographical sketches of some of the difficult places of navigation on the Mississippi between Carondolet and Memphis and in the Ohio between Cairo and Cincinnati. They will have a value in furnishing means of comparison in future studies of the beds of these rivers." </div> <br> Twenty-one charts (sketches) for the Mississippi River and two charts for the Ohio River including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Sketch No. 1 Jefferson Barracks Bar</li> <li>Sketch No. 3 Widow Beard's Island</li> <li>Sketch No. 5 Penitentiary Shoal</li> </ul> </div> The surveys were conducted by a Coast Survey party attached to the command of Admiral Lee, headed by F.H. Gerdes Chief of the Mississippi squadron topographical engineers. <br></br> The expenses of the commission included a whopping $870 to G.W. Blunt, $10 per diem from November 10, 1864 to February 4, 1865. From this expense we know that Blunt also was actively involved in the survey's that produced these maps.
48331870 manuscript map of Erie Railway property in Jersey City,DetailsErie Railway Company1870
Rare manuscript Erie Railway trace map Jersey City
Erie Railway Company
1870
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$1,500.00Erie-Railway-CompanyRare-manuscript-Erie-Railway-trace-map-Jersey-CityOne-of-a-kind post civil-war inked manuscript map of Erie Railway Company and Long Dock Co. property [1] in Jersey City, New Jersey from 1870. On surveyor's tracing cloth, this artifact was likely used as the master copy for producing other cyanotype (blueprint) maps [2]. <br></br> Made during a period of great change and great fortunes made by railroad speculators such as Jay Gould who attempted to take control of the Erie Railway in 1873. In fact it was just one year before this map was made that Gould and partner James Fisk caused financial devastation with a scheme to control the gold market. <br></br> Shows the Long Dock Company Tunnel (Bergen Tunnel) built in 1861. The new tunnel was used by the Erie Railway to reach the Pavonia Depot on the Hudson River. Copious explanation of the lands, railroads, docks and piers; and improvements. Scale 400 feet to one inch. Title states "Made in compliance of an Act of the Legislature of the State of New Jersey. Approved March 17, 1870. <br></br> [1] The property of the Long Dock Company was operated by Erie Railway Company and its receivers Jan. 1, 1861 to May 31, 1878. The Long Dock Company was incorporated by special act of the State of New Jersey in 1856,for the purpose of constructing a railroad within the limits of Hoboken and Jersey City, N. J. with docks, piers, and bulkheads and establish a ferry at or near Pavonia Avenue, Jersey City, N. J.<br/> [2] Blueprinting, a new photo-reprographic process, was introduced by Herschel in 1841 and by 1870 was commercialized, supporting the production of an unlimited number of copies from a single surveyor’s master trace. A blueprint was created by overlaying the traced map (as we have here) onto a piece of paper treated with a photo-sensitive compound. After exposure to sunlight the paper was washed and dried with the end product a blue negative copy of the trace.
4866Manuscript map of Rockland Maine waterfront.DetailsRose, Edwin1872
Manuscript cadastral map of Snow Shipyard Portland, Maine.
Rose, Edwin
1872
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$1,275.00Rose--EdwinManuscript-cadastral-map-of-Snow-Shipyard-Portland--Maine-NOTE: Location is Rockland, Maine. <br></br> Large manuscript map by Edwin Rose of the Snow Farwell and Company property in Rockland, Maine dated within to July 5th, 1872. A rare and informative map of the waterfront at south Rockland, Maine with a detailed record of shoreline and structures as they existed 150 years ago. <br></br> A few of the key features Rose noted include Mechanic Street, two marine railways and a marine railway wharf, apparently part of Snow Farwell & Co. The two octagonal building above the railways are almost certainly sheds for horse-powered winches. At bottom left a wharf surrounds <br></br> Snow Shipbuilding was founded in 1862 by Captain Israel Snow. It was located at the end of Mechanic Street, adjacent to the Cobb, Butler yard. The Snow family sold it to General Seafoods after WWII. The western half is now the Sail, Power and Steam Museum, while the eastern half is still active as Rockland Marine. <br></br> Location fronts on Owl's Head Bay; West Penobscot Bay. Surveyed by Edwin Rose Esq. Drawn by L.L. Buckland. Scale 50 feet to 1 inch.
4896Booklet and map of Woodruff Scientific Expedition Around the World.DetailsWoodruff, James G.1877
The Woodruff Scientific Expedition that Never Was
Woodruff, James G.
1877
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$200.00Woodruff--James-G-The-Woodruff-Scientific-Expedition-that-Never-WasFirst edition prospectus, the "Final Announcement" of the failed Woodruff Scientific Expedition Around the World (with map of the intended route), originally planned for 1877-1879. Two hundred paying students at $2,500 each were needed to fund the study-abroad adventure but subscriptions fell far short of the expedition's needs and the project failed. Woodruff abandoned the expedition project in May 1878 and died shortly thereafter. Despite efforts to revive the expedition for 1880-1882, it again failed to move forward. <br><br /> The statement below from the brochure thoroughly document it's content: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Final Announcement of the Woodruff Scientific Expedition Around the World starting October 1877 and Returning October 1879 giving plan of organization, management, faculty, financials, details, route and approximate dates and stoppages, description of vessel, equipment, and character of command, map of route, letters of approval, cadet class and other information necessary for a full understanding of this enterprise. </div> <br /> Includes two separate insert sheets: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A note (5"x7") from the Secretary of the Navy R.W. Thompson three months before the planned departure. Thompson gave faint, hedged support for the expedition: <b>" … if it shall prove successful ..." and "… there is at this time a fair prospect of this result."</b></li> <li>A 2 page sheet (9"x12") issued from the St. Nicolas Hotel in New York City with a composite-woodblock engraving of the Woodruff Expedition Steamship "Ontario." Verso with a title and an expedition summary.</li> </ul> </div> Printed at Riverside Press. Cambridge, Massachusetts. 1877.
4874Plan of lots in Beachmont owned by the Revere Beach Land Company.DetailsWhitman and Breck1885
Plan Sea Shore Lots Revere Beach Land Company Revere Massachusetts
Whitman and Breck
1885
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$2,400.00Whitman-and-BreckPlan-Sea-Shore-Lots-Revere-Beach-Land-Company-Revere-MassachusettsUnrecorded heliotype plan or plat of lots for sale in today's Beachmont neighborhood with Crescent Beach and Revere Beach. Published in 1885 by the Revere Beach Land Company in Revere, Massachusetts. Large inset with a large-scale map of Winthrop Highlands, Revere, Beachmont and Crescent Beach <br></br> Surveyed by Whitman and Breck, 35 Devonshire St. Street, Boston. <br></br> Heliotype printed. A heliotype is a print produced by a “photomechanically produced plate for pictures or type made by exposing a gelatin film under a negative, hardening it with chrome alum, and printing directly from it.” (Source: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/heliotype)
4856Manuscript survey of Water Reservoir Number 1  at Belfast, Maine.DetailsDanforth, Frederic1890
Manuscript Belfast, Maine Water Company Plan for Robert Elwell
Danforth, Frederic
1890
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$1,150.00Danforth--FredericManuscript-Belfast--Maine-Water-Company-Plan-for-Robert-ElwellOriginal four-foot wide manuscript survey of Water Reservoir Number 1 at Belfast, Maine. "Plan of Land of the Belfast Water Company Made for Robert Elwell." By Frederic Danforth C.S. Dated within at October, 1890. Laid to linen. <br></br> The Belfast Water Company was founded in 1887 after two major fires (1865, 1871) demonstated the existing water supply was insufficient. Construction began on the reservoir with a 175 foot long dam near the mouth of Little River. Scale 1 inch = 80 feet. <br></br> The water district discontinued using the Little River reservoir in 1980. Today the brick pump house on the north side of the dam serves as the offices of the Belfast Water District. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Frederick Danforth, son of Judge Charles Danforth, was born in 1848. He graduated from Dartmouth College, specializing in civil engineering. After graduation Danforth settled upon the career of railroad engineering. In 1876, after an engagement with the European and North American railway Danforth established an office in Gardiner, and in 1891 he was elected a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers. (Online: http://files.usgwarchives.net/me/kennebec/gardiner/history/ kingsbury/gardiner/kengard.txt.) </div>
4865Panoramic birds-eye view  of Quebec and Lake St. John Railway route.DetailsQuebec and Lake St. John Railway1898
Antique Quebec and Lake St. John Railway map
Quebec and Lake St. John Railway
1898
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$325.00Quebec-and-Lake-St--John-RailwayAntique-Quebec-and-Lake-St--John-Railway-mapAntique panoramic birds-eye view of the Quebec and Lake St. John Railway route between those two locations. A folding lithographed brochure (closed 8" x 3") filled with interesting pictorial Illustrations including steamboats, waterfalls, native Montagnais Indians and: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Chateau Frontenac Quebec</li> <li>Princess Louise Basic and Dock, Quebec</li> <li>Lake Saint Joseph</li> <li>Batiscan River</li> <li>Jeannotte River. Outlet of Lake Edward</li> <li>Wharf at Chicoutimi and By Station</li> <li>The Sidewheel Steamer Mistassini</li> </ul> </div> Printed in Canada. <br></br> Shows the entire railway route as it stretches east with key locations as far east as Ha-Ha Bay, Chicoutimi, Grand Discharge, and St. Felicien. <br></br> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_4865/SC_4865_Cover.jpg" alt="Fine cover with a fish bearing a railway route map." width="120" align="right" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px 0px"> Be sure to take a good look at the cover, it’s a work of art. Dated within to 1898. Verso with train schedules, timetables and general information.
4887Four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate.DetailsStewart, John Frew1900
Four manuscript survey plats of Kentucky land.
Stewart, John Frew
1900
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$100.00Stewart--John-FrewFour-manuscript-survey-plats-of-Kentucky-land-One lot of four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate on surveyors' tracing cloth from ca. 1900. Attributed to John Frew Stewart of Paintsville, Kentucky. Includes a MS list of other maps sent out by Stewart in 1900. <br></br> John Frew Stewart (1833-1906) studied law at the office of Moore and Gallup at Louisa, and obtained a license to practice law in 1860. He was elected county attorney for Lawrence County, Kentucky in August, 1862. The next month Frew joined the Union army as a private and swiftly obtained the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Thirty-ninth Kentucky volunteers and again as major of his regiments in November, 1864. Stewart held several government positions including Deputy Collector for the Internal Revenue, county school commissioner, and county judge. <br></br> Proceeding clockwise from upper left the maps include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Adam Harmon Farm, 600 acres situated on a branch of the Stillwater River in Wolfe County, 5 miles from Campton. Size: 9" X 8"</li> <li>Plat of 131 3/4 acres tract on a branch of Gladys Creek. Rowan County, KY.</li> <li>Signed list of maps and plots</li> <li>Plat of land of 139 acres on the Tire Branch of White Oak Creek in Mugoffin, Co. Kentucky</li> <li>Plat of 250 acres on the left fork of Craney Creek, Morgan County, KY.</li>
4881Antique map of Seattle Harbor Island Waterfront District.DetailsSeattle Municipal Plans Commission1911
Seattle Harbor Island Waterfront District Antique Plan
Seattle Municipal Plans Commission
1911
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$60.00Seattle-Municipal-Plans-CommissionSeattle-Harbor-Island-Waterfront-District-Antique-PlanAntique plan of the Harbor Island Waterfront District in Seattle, Washington. Coverage extends from the proposed Outer Harbor Line to west Spokane Street and then south of Whatcom Avenue. Harbor Island is an artificial island in the mouth of the Duwamish River. When Harbor Island was completed in 1909 it was the largest (350 acres) artificial island in the world. <br></br> Includes two 750 foot wide slips and numerous tracks for the railways. At least 4 slips for ferry boats are shown just inside the inner harbor line. <br></br> The map fronts on Elliott Bay and includes features of the Duwamish East Waterway, Duwamish West Waterway, Harbor island, and the northern portion of the West Industrial District. <br></br> By Virgil G. Bogue, engineer. Date within to September, 1911. Map number 6.
4882Rare large original 1911 broadside for Florida Land.DetailsSutherland, McConnel and Co.1911
Fine Original Broadside for Florida Land Speculators
Sutherland, McConnel and Co.
1911
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$1,200.00Sutherland--McConnel-and-Co-Fine-Original-Broadside-for-Florida-Land-Speculators<br></br> <div style="text-align: center;font-size:125%;"> "Successful Men Do It Now - <br />Failures Wait Until Tomorrow" </div> <BR /> An original antique advertising poster from the early Florida land boom. A fine, surviving 18" x 24" broadside on thin paper, touting the opportunity that awaited the investor in Florida real estate, including 27,000 acres ("the best tract for farming") near Jacksonville, in Duval County. A fine piece of ephemera that supports and extends any collection of Florida cartography. <br></br> The artifact could be considered as the "poster child" of antique Florida ephemera as the two tear-out coupons strongly suggest the broadside was not expected to have a long life and would be discarded after use. <br></br> "Virgin Soil", "Pure Water", "1,000,000 Acres to Choose From", "Healthful Climate", "Big Crops". <br></br> Offered at prices from $12.50 to $30.00 per acre by the Colonization Department of the partnership of Sutherland, McConnel & Co. of Jacksonville, Florida, Clifford Greve, General Manager. The Auck Brothers of Bucyrus, Ohio were appointed as "Special Agents" for the sale.
4834Admiralty Chart of the South China Sea with SingaporeDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1912
China Sea Banka Strait to Singapore
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1912
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$1,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChina-Sea-Banka-Strait-to-SingaporeFine original British Admiralty Chart of the South China Sea with Singapore featured prominently at top left. Singapore, at the south end of the Malay peninsula, was made a British colony in 1946 and in 1965 became an independent republic. Singapore is separated from the Malay Peninsula to the north by the Johor Strait. At the time of last correction (1912) the chart showed only two navigational lights on the island of Singapore. <br></br> South of Singapore, across the Singapore Strait, lie the Riau Archipelago (Kepulauan Riau) including the islands of Batam, Bintan, Rempang, Galang, and numerous smaller islands. <br></br> A scarce and desirable chart. <br></br> Moving south down the East Coast of Sumatra past the islands of Batam, Bintan, Ligga, and Singkep, the chart ends at the Banka Strait and Banka Island. <br></br> Verso with manuscript index labeling in several locations.
4894British Admiralty chart of Nantucket, MassachusettsDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Antique Chart of Nantucket Sound and Eastern Approaches
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
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$900.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-Nantucket-Sound-and-Eastern-ApproachesFine engraved British Admiralty navigation chart (1918) of Nantucket Island, Nantucket Sound and portions of "America" (what Nantucket locals seem to call the mainland U.S.). On Nantucket Island the chart shows some of the primary landmarks that guide visitors today: the Sankaty Head Light, Brant Point Lighthouse, Siasconset, Maddaket Harbor and more. <br></br> The chart, engraved by Edward Weller, is titled "United States East Coast. Nantucket Sound and Eastern Approaches. From United States Government Charts to 1914." <br></br> Notable locations shown on the mainland include Hyannis, Lewis Bay, Monomoy Island, Dennis Port, Harwich Port, and Chatham. Edition of February, 1916 with last corrections in 1918. <br></br> London. Published at the Admiralty, January 28, 1896 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral W.J.L. Wharton. C.B., F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter. Chart number 2489.
4858Antique map of San Sebastian, Spain.DetailsGarcia, G.1919
Guide to San Sebastian, Spain
Garcia, G.
1919
LOC:88
$150.00Garcia--G-Guide-to-San-Sebastian--SpainSmall folding brochure for San Sebastian, Spain aimed at travellers. Edited by Miguel Ramos . July, 1919. <br></br> Contains one folding lithographed map (by G. Garcia) and about 12 dual sided pages of advertisements. Legends for key streets and locations. One of the brochure pages is a fine steel engraving of an eagle perched upon a wreath. Within the wreath the printers acknowledgement: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Esta guia esta impresa en los talleres tipo-litograficos de la Editorial Guipuzcoana. Muguerza Hos. Y Yarza: Tolosa." </div>
4893British Admiralty chart of Key West Florida.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1920
Antique Chart of Key West Harbor, Florida
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1920
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$1,250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-Key-West-Harbor--FloridaFine engraved British Admiralty navigation chart of the Key West Florida area, from 1920. With Hawk Channel, Key West Harbor, Man of War Harbor, Rock Cay Channel, the Florida Strait and much more extending to the west past Boca Grande Cay, and Man Cay. Edition of February 1916 with last corrections in September 1920. A large, scarce chart of Key West before the Overseas Highway and the Florida land boom of the 1920's changed the face of the Sunshine State. <br></br> Shows the Overseas Railroad ("Flagler's Folly") which operated from 1912 to 1935. <br></br> Inset charts of North West Channel Bar and Key West Harbor. Inset table of tidal information for Sand Key Bar, Fort Taylor, and the Northwest Channel Bar. <br></br> First published at the Admiralty, 19 August 1907 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral A. Mostyn Field, F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter. Engraved by Davies & Company. Chart number 2881.
4796Cyanotype (blueprint) map of the Corita Vineyard, Los Altos Hills, CA.DetailsBarker, Curtis M.1925
Fine antique cyanotype map of Corita Vineyard, Palo Alto California
Barker, Curtis M.
1925
LOC:
$1,800.00Barker--Curtis-M-Fine-antique-cyanotype-map-of-Corita-Vineyard--Palo-Alto-CaliforniaRare and desirable original cyanotype (blueprint) topographic survey map of the <b>Corita Vineyard</b>, then located in Los Altos Hills, about 4 miles south of Stanford University and Palo Alto, California. The map is dominated by Page Mill Road and by Moody Road; a course table is inset for each thoroughfare. Dated within at 1905 but later, developed from a well-worn surveyor's trace. Little information is available online on Corita Vineyard, consistent with the apparent scarcity of this old cartographic artifact. <br></br> Title reads: <b>"Map of the Corita Vineyard. Being lots 3 & 4 of the Briones Partition of the la Purissima Conception Rancho the property of A.B. Blanco Surveyed in Feb. and Mar. 1905. Curtis M. Barker, Surveyor and C.E. San Jose, Cal."</b> 547 acres. Scale: 3600:1 . Contour interval: 25 feet. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> <b>La Purissima Conception Rancho</b> - 4439 acre Mexican land grant given in 1840 by Governor Juan Alvarado to José Gorgonio and his son José Ramon. In 1844 Gorgonio sold the one square league Rancho La Purísima Concepción to Juana Briones de Miranda. <BR/> <b>Briones Partition</b> - Juana Briones (b. 1802) sold about three quarters of her rancho in 1861 to Martin Murphy Jr. of Sunnyvale, who had come to California with the Stephens-Townsend-Murphy Party in 1844. Briones gave the remaining 1,130 acres (4.6 km2) of her rancho to her children, who bore their father’s name, Miranda. Until it was demolished in 2011, the Juana Briones home, a California registered landmark, stood at 4155 Old Adobe Road.<BR/> <b>A.B. Blanco</b> - owner of the Corita Vineyard in 1905.<BR/> <b>Curtis M. Barker</b> - Licensed surveyor and Civil Engineer (b. 1861). Employed as assistant civil engineer by Leland Stanford University in 1885-1893. Surveyor and civil engineer in San Jose, CA from 1894.</b> </div>
4885Nirenstein's map of business locations in Hartford Connecticut.DetailsNirenstein, Nathan1925
Nathan Nirensteins 100 Percent Locations Hartford Connecticut
Nirenstein, Nathan
1925
LOC:
$400.00Nirenstein--NathanNathan-Nirensteins-100-Percent-Locations-Hartford-ConnecticutMap of business locations in Hartford Connecticut. From the first edition of Nathan Nirenstein's "One Hundred Percent Preferred Real Estate Locations" 1925. <br></br> A native of Russia, Nathan Nirenstein (1890-1973) emigrated to the United States as a boy. Nirenstein entered the real estate business and in 1925 established the Nirenstein National Realty Map Company (1925-1958). Nirenstein's map company published high-quality real estate maps of locations throughout the United States, mostly of southern states and states east of the Mississippi River. He was also involved in several other companies, including the Kellogg Buildings Realty Trust Company and the Harrison Realty Corporation. <br></br> Copyrighted by Nathan Nirenstein Springfield, Massachusetts, January, 1925. Cobb, Beesley Mills, Engineers. Scale 1 inch = 80 feet.
4886Nirenstein's map of business locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey.DetailsNirenstein, Nathan1925
Nathan Nirensteins 100 Percent Locations Atlantic City New Jersey
Nirenstein, Nathan
1925
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$400.00Nirenstein--NathanNathan-Nirensteins-100-Percent-Locations-Atlantic-City-New-JerseyMap of business locations in Atlantic City, New Jersey. From the first edition of Nathan Nirenstein's "One Hundred Percent Preferred Real Estate Locations" 1925. Shows hundreds of business locations along the boardwalk and almost 2 miles of Atlantic beachfront. <br></br> A native of Russia, Nathan Nirenstein (1890-1973) emigrated to the United States as a boy. Nirenstein entered the real estate business and in 1925 established the Nirenstein National Realty Map Company (1925-1958). Nirenstein's map company published high-quality real estate maps of locations throughout the United States, mostly of southern states and states east of the Mississippi River. He was also involved in several other companies, including the Kellogg Buildings Realty Trust Company and the Harrison Realty Corporation. <br></br> Copyrighted by Nathan Nirenstein Springfield, Massachusetts, 1925. Scale 1 inch = 80 feet.
4900A goat powered torpedo.DetailsAnonymous1925
Cyanotype Heath Robinson contraption goat-powered torpedo
Anonymous
1925
LOC:
$1,250.00AnonymousCyanotype-Heath-Robinson-contraption-goat-powered-torpedoYou will likely never see another one of these. From the Roaring Twenties- a cyanotype (blueprint) Heath Robinson style contraption- a goat-powered torpedo. The satirical proposed device shows advanced knowledge of torpedo design and function. (e.g. bulkheads). <br></br> Early Newport, RI colonists used Goat Island as a goat pasture. In 1925 the U.S. Navy operated a torpedo manufacturing, development and testing station on Goat Island. <br> <div class="indenttextblock">The anonymous author explained: "The torpedo is made in three sections, the head, the midship section and after body. The drawing shows the mechanism at rest. The operation is as follows: When the torpedo is fired from the tube the trigger comes in contact with a lug which causes the trigger arm to displace the cobble with falls on the Bermuda onion and crushes it. The onion gases thus released cause the goat to weep copiously. The tears are caught in the funnel on the top of the sal-ammoniac pin. These tears dissolve the sal-ammoniac pin. Thereby releasing the spring rod and prodder. This unit moves smartly forward, engaging the port quarter of the goat, thereupon the goat steps out and operates the asbestos tread mill, which is connected to the gear train that operates the propellers. A gaff and boom rig operated by the gear train, operates a spur gear which revolves rapidly on the goats back guaranteeing the continuance of the motion started by the goat prodder, the derby on the goat prevents him from catching cold while the torpedo is in the tube. It is obvious that if he should catch cold he would be rendered useless as an onion weeper. The hat also serves as a cut-off in the following manner; after a certain speed has been attained the goat has a desire to take off his hat and be comfortable, so he therefore tosses it to the rear where it falls in the gear train and jams it. Any torpedo expert will explain this to you if the above elucidation is not perfectly clear. </div>
4872Sales Map Fair Harbor Property on Fire Island, NY.DetailsSmith, Eugene R.1928
Cadastral Map Fair Harbor Development Fire Island New York
Smith, Eugene R.
1928
LOC:13
$200.00Smith--Eugene-R-Cadastral-Map-Fair-Harbor-Development-Fire-Island-New-YorkSeldom seen cadastral map of one section (2) of a new development platted in 1928 for sale on Fire Island in New York. Map of Fair Harbor Property of Fair Harbor Development Co., Inc. Fire Island Beach, Suffolk Co. N.Y. Section 2. <br></br> Coverage includes Fifth Avenue, Holly Walk, Oak Walk, and Pine Walk streets and their alleys between the Atlantic Ocean and Great South Bay on Fire Island. The section lies between the Fair Harbor Ferry Dock and the Dunewood Ferry Dock. Rare. <br></br>
4861Pre-depression era map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean.DetailsEdwards, Ham1929
Antique Map Catalina Island, California Depression-era
Edwards, Ham
1929
LOC:13
$150.00Edwards--HamAntique-Map-Catalina-Island--California-Depression-eraFine pre-depression-era brochure with a bright pictorial map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Long Beach, California. Published by Wilmington Transportation Company who offered steamer services from the Catalina Steamer Terminal to Catalina Island from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena. <br></br> Included in a six-page brochure with things to do, rates for trips and ferry service, photographs, and advertisements for local hotels including the "Largest one floor hotel in the world with 1250 rooms." Map predates the Great Crash of October 1929 by three months. <br></br> Drawn by "Ham" Edwards - Art Services.
4831Ex-libris for Andreae Sella; nautical chart after Michelot and BremondDetailsSella, Andrea1930
Rare Ex-libris la Rade du Gourjan Antibes for Sella
Sella, Andrea
1930
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$125.00Sella--AndreaRare-Ex-libris-la-Rade-du-Gourjan-Antibes-for-SellaNot 1727, but an early 20th century ex-libris or bookplate for Andreae (Andre') Sella after a early 18th-century nautical port plan by Henri Michelot and Laurens Bremond of the Cap d'Antibes. Circa 1930s. <br></br> Engraved by Georges Gorvel, active during the 1920's and 1930's. <br></br> Apparently from André Sella, manager of the Grand Hotel on Cap d'Antibes who had a large collection of documents and objects from the Napoleonic era. In 1952, the Navy granted him permission to use a site on the Cap d'Antibes site to house his growing collection. More than a decade later André Sella accepted the post of manager of the Association of Friends of Maritime Museums. <br></br> André Sella donated his collection to the Maritime Museum. With financial aid from the Antibes council, the museum grew and became the Napoleonic Museum (Le musée Napoléonien), opened on May 30, 1964.
4877Fine wood-block map of Mount Desert Island, Maine.DetailsParker, Charles1930
Parker's Scenic Motor Boat Trip on the Juanita. Bar Harbor.
Parker, Charles
1930
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$250.00Parker--CharlesParker-s-Scenic-Motor-Boat-Trip-on-the-Juanita---Bar-Harbor-Fine wood-block print map of Mount Desert Island, Maine showing the course of a scenic motor boat cruise aboard the "Juanita" a 21 passenger motor boat, leaving from Bar Harbor, Maine. Rare, no other copy found online. <br></br> Map covers the verso of a small rare brochure for Parker's Scenic Motor Boat Trip on the Juanita with additional details for a deep sea fishing trip. The scenic trip left Parker's Pier at the foot of Main Street in Bar Harbor, Maine three times daily at 10:30, 2:30 and 4:30. Cost was $1.00 per person. <br></br> As the brochure explained the route: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The 'JUANITA' passes close to the principle [sic] water-front estates and continues to follow the shore to the 'ovens' (a peculiar rock formation) then makes its return trip back across the bay, giving a wonderful panoramic view of the mountains of ACADIA NATIONAL PARK and goes as far along the ocean side of the PARK as weather and time permits." </div> <br /> Captain Parker served as head mechanic for the Fabbri Brothers, builders of a radio station formerly located on Ocean Drive. Parker entered into the boating business about 1925 as a Yacht Agent and was responsible for bringing the first speed boat to Bar Harbor. (Source: Online: Bar Harbor Times. September 11, 1941). In 1938 for $1.00 Parker offered a four-hour "Naturalist's Sea Cruise" with Captain Parker and a U.S. Park Ranger sharing the guide role aboard the "Narmada". (Sullivan Maurice. Naturalist Cruises of Acadia. National Park Service Review. Vol 1. No 5. November, 1938.)
4826Map of Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation CompanyDetailsUnion Pacific Railroad1933
Map Oregon Washington Railroad and Navigation Company
Union Pacific Railroad
1933
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$350.00Union-Pacific-RailroadMap-Oregon-Washington-Railroad-and-Navigation-CompanyOriginal cyanotype map (blueprint) of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho with the rail lines and stops of the Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation Company ca. 1933. Shows large and small railways some of which are now abandoned. <br></br> This map could be of interest for anyone with an interest in the Rails to Trails Conservancy or the Great American Rail-Trail initiative (a coast-to-coast multi-use trail of over 3,700 miles). Portions of this map includes abandoned tracks that are incorporated into that coast-to-coast trail including the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad (C. M. St. P and P.), now a part of the <b>Palouse to Cascades State Park Trail</b>. <br></br> Great detail and names of mountains in the Cascades Range including Mount Rainier, Mount St. Helens, Mount Adams, and Mount Hood. Coverage extends past Seattle to Everett, Washington. <br></br> The Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company operated from 1896 after a consolidation of several smaller railroads. Union Pacific (UP) purchased a majority stake of the line in 1898. In 1910 the line became a subsidiary of UP titled the <b>Oregon–Washington Railroad and Navigation Company.</b> Union Pacific formally absorbed the smaller railway into its system in 1936. <br></br> Dated 1933 based on 2 other similar items purchased in the same lot, each from the Chief Engineer's Office. <br></br> In the 1930's, minor abandonments of the company's Oregon lines included the partial abandonment of the line to Homestead, as well as joint operation with the Spokane, Portland & Seattle of the Oregon Trunk railroad line from the Columbia River south to Bend. <br></br> Drawn by REB. Published by the office of the Chief Engineer, Portland, Oregon.
4853Cyanotype course map of the Hampton Yacht Club 14th Annual RegattaDetailsHampton Yacht Club1941
Hampton Yacht Club Regatta Cyanotype Map
Hampton Yacht Club
1941
LOC:13
$250.00Hampton-Yacht-ClubHampton-Yacht-Club-Regatta-Cyanotype-MapUnusual self-published cyanotype (blueprint) course map of the Hampton Yacht Club 14th Annual Regatta July 5 and 6 at Hampton, Virginia, complete with a sketch of an undulating sea serpent (rarely found on a cyanotype) and another small cartoon at the Hampton Bar. The course chart shows the coast outline with the offshore one-fathom line and the beacons and buoys marking the course. <br></br> This pre-war cartographic artifact is sold with two included documents: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A printed summary of the Regatta's sailing event with notes on prizes, courses, starting signals, rules for resolving protests, and a schedule of sailing events. For a map of the course the summary states: "See chart no. 400 and blueprint copies of part of the same which will be available at the clubhouse."</li> <li> A one-page type-written set of Racing Rules for Warwick One Design Dinghies.</li> </ul> </div>Top left corner "H.K.S. 7/3/41"
4836Scarce waterproof WWII survival map for the north Atlantic Ocean.DetailsNavigators and Engineer Officers Union1942
WWII Atlantic Survival Chart NEOU
Navigators and Engineer Officers Union
1942
LOC:88
$300.00Navigators-and-Engineer-Officers-UnionWWII-Atlantic-Survival-Chart-NEOUScarce, waterproof privately-published WWII survival map for the north Atlantic Ocean from 1942. Only one other copy of this chart is found online, attributed as a lifeboat chart. Odd that we don't see more of these charts. Published by the Navigators and Engineer Officers Union. <br></br> Although the Battle of the Atlantic had been underway since 1939 it was in January, 1942 that the first U.S. forces arrived in Britain and the first U-boats reached US waters, in total sinking almost 6,266,000 tons of shipping in 1942 alone. This chart, on waxed linen, was intended for use in a lifeboat or raft of an Allied vessel. <br></br> The front chart contains current indicators and arrow diagrams for indicating wind directionality and average wind speed. The chart was to be used: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "1) By men on rafts to estimate their drift from a known position and to help in choosing a course of action. 2) By officers directing air-sea rescue operations to help in choosing the search area and the method of search." </div> <br /> The verso of the chart contains textual descriptions of "Average Fog Conditions Over the North Atlantic". <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Issued by the Navigators and Engineer Officers Union in War-time service to Members with grateful acknowledgement to Messrs. Kelvin, Bottomley & Baird, Ltd. And Henry Hughes & Son for their assistance and help." </div> <br /> Published by the Navigators and Engineer Officers Union, 78 Leadenhall Street, London, E.C.3. The Navigators and Engineer Officers Union was formed in 1935 to take on the trade union functions of its predecessor Navigators and General Insurance Company Ltd. William Harry Coombs(1893-1969) served as the organization's General Secretary until 1943. (Longford, Mark. Navigators & General. Spring, 2011. Online). Bottom right corner: "M.B.F."
4870WWII three dimensional weather simulator pilot training.DetailsU.S. Navy Office of Naval Research1944
WWII three-dimensional weather map training simulator.
U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research
1944
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$300.00U-S--Navy-Office-of-Naval-ResearchWWII-three-dimensional-weather-map-training-simulator-From the U.S. Navy Office of Naval Research Special Devices Center, a set of three, three-dimensional pilot training weather simulators (Device 12-K-2a) produced during WWII. This device is noteworthy for its connection to Rear Admiral Luis de Florez (1889-1962) who established the Special Devices Desk at the U.S. Navy during WWII. <br></br> De Florez, an MIT graduate, was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the National Center for Simulation in 2014. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "As both an active duty and a retired U.S. Navy Admiral, de Florez was influential in the development of early flight simulators, and was a pioneer in the use of virtual reality to simulate flight and combat situations in World War II." <br></br> "In 1941 ... Commander de Florez became head of the new Special Devices Desk in the Engineering Division of the Navy’s Bureau of Aeronautics. De Florez championed the use of synthetic training devices and urged the Navy to undertake development of such devices to increase readiness." <br></br> During World War II, he was subsequently promoted to captain and then to Flag rank, becoming a rear admiral in 1944.In 1944, de Florez was awarded the Robert J. Collier Trophy for 1943 for his work in training combat pilots and flight crews through the development of inexpensive synthetic devices. (https://www.simulationinformation.com/hall-of-fame/members/luis-de-florez) </div> <BR /> Set of 3 folding weather map models on heavy card stock that present a three-dimensional view of typical cyclonic storms: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Map 1. Early Stage of Development</li> <li>Map 2. Cold-Front type occlusion</li> <li>Map 3. Warm front type occlusion</li> </ul></div> Each model depicts a single storm through a series of eight slices or sections representing storm development across a front of 800 miles and a depth of 1000 miles at a single point in time.
4845Manuscript G.I. map from World War 2 era of Vita Levu, Fiji.DetailsAnonymous1945
WWII MS Cartoon Map of Vita Levu, Fiji Islands
Anonymous
1945
LOC:88
$320.00AnonymousWWII-MS-Cartoon-Map-of-Vita-Levu--Fiji-IslandsArtistically produced manuscript G.I. pictorial map from World War 2 era of Fiji's largest island, Vita Levu. Full of small cartoonish drawings of island life, especially as related to the military with Div. HQ. Suva noted near Suva Bay and Natambua OCS (Officer Candidate School). <br></br> Some of the cartoons could suggest a feature in a specific geographic area on Vita Levu but other drawings seem to commemorate group events like a fishing expedition to the nearby Yasawa islands. Viewed as a graphical record of a trip to OCS, the map would document the group's arrival by cargo ship, their overland trip to the OCS by car and then train, passing an airbase; then their arrival and recreation at OCS including swimming and fishing. At mid right a grass-skirted long-haired native offers a G.I. a drink of Fiji's national beverage, Kava. <br></br> There was threat of Japanese invasion for the majority of 1942 and part of 1943, which resulted in a build up of military forces and defensive installations. However, World War 2 never reached Vita Levu or any Fijian Island in the South Pacific. In later years, Fiji was used as a forward base for the Allied forces, which resulted in the construction of transportation infrastructure, as well as an influx of Allied troops and supplies coming into the island. Dated as 1945 with the view that fishing expeditions would have been frowned upon in a potential combat theater, thus post-dates WWII.
4898Use of compassDetailsInternational Correspondence Schools1949
Radio. Radio.
International Correspondence Schools
1949
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$100.00International-Correspondence-SchoolsRadio--Radio-From "Radio and Electronics: Training for Today's Opportunities". A cover from an early mad-man era brochure that combines the iconography of cartography and of electronics with simple bold graphics to persuade readers to set their lives in a new direction through an electronics training course. Further, the user could fine-tune his education through careful selection of courses. Brochure of 32 pages published by International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Content is careers, benefits, courses and subjects taught. With an inserted application form. <br></br> On the face of a what would be a radio dial, the artist has cleverly used familiar compass directions rather than the expected frequency indicators one would see on a radio. Jagged lighting bolts, used instead of rhumb lines, reinforce the impression of the single-word title "Radio". Overall, the message is "Radio and electronics can set your life in a new direction." That is a lot of words to describe what the graphic was intended to convey at a glance. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "... the strength of the ICS system lay in its ability to introduce, in relatively simple language, subjects that its students may have thought were beyond their intellectual reach and then build gradually to mastery of fields like electrical or chemical engineering. In essence, ICS and other correspondence schools attempted to demystify industrial technology and science, to bring them down from their pedestals at the same time that Americans were barraged by and frightened by technological advances and yearned to understand and embrace them."(Watkinson, James D. Education for Success: The International Correspondence Schools of Scranton, Pennsylvania. Penn. Mag of History and Biography.Vol CXX No. 4. October, 1996. P. 364.) </div>
4876Rube Allyn's Fishing Map, for Boca Ciega Bay Seminole Lake. 2nd.DetailsAllyn, Rube1955
2nd ed. Map Lake Seminole Florida Fresh Water
Allyn, Rube
1955
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$200.00Allyn--Rube2nd-ed--Map-Lake-Seminole-Florida-Fresh-WaterScarce <b>second edition</b> [1] of Rube Allyn's Authentic Fishing Map (ca. 1955), for Boca Ciega Bay and Lake Seminole, Florida. When multiple editions of Allyn's fishing map exist for the same area, they may provide a good source of information about changes over time to the aquatic environment and to fish populations. Allyn's chart # 1B. <br></br> Clearly shows the immediate effect of a new dam across Long Bayou built in the 1940's at Park Blvd. N., then Oakhurst. The dam was intended to turn part of a salt-water estuary into a freshwater lake, Lake Seminole, with water level controlled by a weir along the south side of the lake. When this fishing chart is compared to Allyn's first edition made before the dam was constructed, it is clear chart that the dam was a huge success. Lake Seminole is shown swollen with water, and Allyn notes abundant fresh-water fish rather than the trout and redfish that previously inhabited the salt-water Long Bayou. <br></br> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_4876/SC_4876_Detail.gif" alt="Comparison Photographs of Allyn's Seminole Lake" width="350px" align="left" style="margin: 0px 0px"> <br></br> As is often the case with projects that change the environment, after decades they bring about unexpected consequences. Today, water quality is a concern on Lake Seminole because of the low volume of water flowing into the lake, coupled with excess nutrients and pollution runoff from the surrounding urban areas. The Lake Seminole Restoration Project will dredge 900,000 cubic yards of accumulated organic sediment from the lake to include 54 tons of phosphorus and 311 tons of nitrogen. (Source: http://www.pinellascounty.org/publicworks/pdf/lake-seminole-restoration-project.pdf) <br></br> [1] Rube Allyn's Authentic Fishing Map (Upper) Boca Ciega Bay and Gulf Beaches. 1st ed. Touchton Map Library. Tampa Bay History Center. 2016.010.002 .
4880British Admiralty Chart of the Strait of Malacca to Singapore.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1956
Original Chart Malay Peninsula Malaysia and Singapore
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1956
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$500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeOriginal-Chart-Malay-Peninsula-Malaysia-and-SingaporeBritish Admiralty (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office) chart of the Strait of Malacca with portions of coastal Sumatra and Malaysia (corrected state). Published May 21, 1954 but this sheet with corrections to 1956. This chart is on a slightly larger scale (1 / 500,000) than chart 1388 'Pandang and One Fathom Bank to Singapore' (1 / 885,000). <br></br> <b>Singapore</b> at bottom right. Covers portions of the east coast of Malaysia as well as the west coast. Fine topographic detail of the interior of Malaysia. <br></br> Engraved in 1898 and published on June 30, 1898 by the Admiralty. Last corrections in 1956. Chart # 1355.
4868British Chart Strait Pandang One Fathom Bank Singapore.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1957
Chart Malacca Strait Pandang One Fathom Bank to Singapore.
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1957
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$500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-Malacca-Strait-Pandang-One-Fathom-Bank-to-Singapore-British Admiralty (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office) chart of the Strait of Malacca with portions of coastal Sumatra and Malaysia. Published May 21, 1954 but this sheet with corrections to 1957. Verso with a green ink stamp and the 1957 correction date by the seller: Iver C. Weilbach and Co. Copenhagen. <br></br> Singapore at bottom right. This presumed second state of the 1954 edition of 'Pandang and One Fathom Bank to Singapore' is distinguished by an expertly executed 2" x 3" pasted correction to coastal details at 103 degrees longitude in the vicinity of Senggarang. Includes the Johore Strait. <br></br> Scale 1/885,000. Chart number 1358.