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423Title page from atlas of France's coastal regionsDetailsLe Rouge, George1757
Title Page from Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France
Le Rouge, George
$150.00Le-Rouge--GeorgeTitle-Page-from-Recueil-des-Cotes-Maritimes-de-FranceTitle page from an atlas of the coasts of France, "Recueil des Cotes Maritimes de France", printed in 1757. The copperplate engraving shows a scene of ships navigating near a rocky coast inset into a decorative scroll-work cartouche decorated with implements of war. Dedicated to the Comte de Clermont.<BR> </BR> <b>George Le Rouge<b> (1712-1790)was a German-born Paris-based engineer and surveyor who had a shop on the Rue des Grands Augustins. Le Rouge's tireless work for the King earned him the title <b>"Geographe du Roi". </b> <BR> </BR> Le Rouge's important works include his edition of the Franklin/ Timothy Folger chart of the Gulf Stream (after Franklin [1]) " and the Pilote américain septentrional (1778) which published Plan de Boston avec les Sondes et les Directions pour la Navigation : traduit de l'Anglais" and "Ocean Atlantique et Mers Adjacentes en quatre feuilles…" [1] Mount and Page. London. 1768.
5348Original antique chart of the Gulf Stream by Benjamin FranklinDetailsAnonymous1806
Original antique Ben Franklins Chart of the Gulf Stream
$275.00AnonymousOriginal-antique-Ben-Franklins-Chart-of-the-Gulf-StreamDecorative antique chart of the Gulf Stream with the Florida East and West Territories. After Benjamin Franklin's original chart, first engraved by James Poupard, published by the American Philosophical Society in 1786. <br></br> This chart lacks the written <b>sailing directions</b> in Poupard's engraving or "Remarks upon the navigation from Newfoundland to New York in order to avoid the Gulph Stream on the one hand, and on the other the Shoals that lie to the southward of Nantucket and of St. George's Banks." In those remarks, Franklin notes the time savings mariners can achieve through avoiding the Gulf Stream when westbound from England to the USA : <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The Nantucket captains who are acquainted with this stream, make their voyages from England to Boston in as short a time generally as others take in going from Boston to England, viz. from 20 to 30 days." </div> </br> Source: The Complete Works on Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the Late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, 2nd ed, London 1806. Plate VII. Vol 2. p. 197. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. London, April 1, 1806.
5351Port pass and anchorage plan for the port of Tarragona, Spain. 1833.DetailsCity of Tarragona1833
Very rare antique port pass for Tarragona, Spain wine related with map
City of Tarragona
$1,750.00City-of-TarragonaVery-rare-antique-port-pass-for-Tarragona--Spain-wine-related-with-mapHandsome, finely engraved, signed antique ship's port pass and anchorage plan for the U.S. Brigantine "Hancock" at the port of Tarragona, Spain along the Mediterranean Sea. The port pass, dated within at 1833, includes a large anchorage plan with numerous soundings for the port for Tarragona, with sailing directions in three languages [1] and a description of the ship's cargo of wine and aguardiente. Spanish text. <br></br> Rare. No holdings of this item are listed in WorldCat and only one record of a sale of a similar document, from 1820. <br></br> Bearing the armorial seal of Tarragona, Spain, the document is topped with a view of the walled city of Tarragona below a Latin scroll touting the safety and health of "Tarraco" [2]. At bottom the signers specify the pass applies specifically to the United States Bergantine (Brig) Hancok (Hancock ?), captained by Ebenezer L. Higgins [3], with a crew of eight sailors. Dated to February 12, 1833 the pass specifies the cargo exported from Tarragona to Brazil consisted of "vino tinto" (red wine), "aguardiente refinado" (brandy) and "aguardiente anisado" (an anise-flavored liqueur popular today in Colombia) [4]. <br></br> SOURCES: <br> [1] "Cape Salou bears from the point of the mole to the So[luth] 5° O. 7 miles distant & Cape Gros or Pointe de la Mora to the east 12° 30' N. 6 1/2 miles distant. The soundings are denoted in Spanish feet of which 35 make 32 English feet." <br> [2] "Salutem et Sanitatem en Capite insigni Despectans Tarraco Pontum." <br> [3] Possibly Captain Ebenezer Higgins of Provincetown, Mass. (b. 1807) who died at the helm of the schooner Been Atkins on June 8, 1846 while bound for Norfolk, Virginia. ( <br> [4] Colome-Ferrer, Josep and Ferrer, Loren. The importance of the liquor sector in Catalan viticulture in the 18th and 19th centuries. (From Spanish) Journal of Industrial History. No. 79. 2020.
5352Scarce lithographed map of lots filled in South Cove at Boston, MassDetailsSouth Cove Corporation1845
South Cove Boston Massachusetts Auction Plat Rare Antique Map
South Cove Corporation
$550.00South-Cove-CorporationSouth-Cove-Boston-Massachusetts-Auction-Plat-Rare-Antique-MapScarce lithographed cadastral map of land filled by the South Cove Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts to be sold at auction on February 18, 1845 by Francis Jackson, agent for the Corporation. Folded into a small 6" x 9" booklet [1] detailing the condition of the dividend (auction) and the dimensions of each lot to be sold. <br></br> The land to be sold by the South Cove Corporation was bounded by Albany Street, Harrison Avenue, Erie Street, and Troy Street and Cobb Wharf. <br></br> [1] "Catalogue of 132 lots of land in the South Cove with the numbers, dimensions, and contents affixed to each lot. To be divided among the stockholders, by order of the Directors of the South Cove Corporation." Press of Foster and Brewster. Boston. 1845. 8 pages. [Mass., landfill, made land]
5345Antique blueprint map of Lancaster, Pennsylvania.DetailsSnyder, Antes1896
Antique blueprint map of Lancaster, Pennsylvania with railroads
Snyder, Antes
$1,220.00Snyder--AntesAntique-blueprint-map-of-Lancaster--Pennsylvania-with-railroadsFine unrecorded 19th century cyanotype or blueprint map of Lancaster, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company . This original, large (34" x 24") blueprint from 1896 shows Lancaster, PA streets along with the route of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad passenger line and the Lancaster cut off freight line, both owned by the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Additional key features include the Lancaster PRR station, the city limits, Big Conestoga Creek (Conestoga River), Dillersville, and two reservoirs. <br></br> The Pennsylvania Railroad (PRR) was established in 1846, with headquarters in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1882, the Pennsylvania Railroad had become the largest railroad by traffic and revenue, and the largest corporation in the world. Its budget was second only to the U.S. government. <br></br> Drawn under the direction of Antes Snyder, Right of Way Engineer, P.R.R. Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania. J. V. Kilgore, draftsman. 1896. Scale 400 feet = one inch. North is oriented to top. [Penn., railway]
5364 Two heart-shaped allegorical maps of the heart by gender.DetailsAnonymous1909
Pair of manuscript allegorical Maps of the Heart, anatomically correct.
$1,700.00AnonymousPair-of-manuscript-allegorical-Maps-of-the-Heart--anatomically-correct-Two rare manuscript pen and ink anatomically-correct heart-shaped geographical guides or allegorical maps: "Map of Man's Heart" and "Map of Woman's Heart". Both maps are attributed within circular cartouches reading "Surveyed and Drawn by HUB. Scale 2 miles = 1". 1909." This style of anatomical heart-shaped maps and some of the traits are not found anywhere online. <br></br> After similar Victorian-era maps by D.W. Kellogg & Co. of Connecticut ca. 1840. Unlike this manuscript pair of maps, the Kellogg lithographs were based on a stylized and exaggerated bi-lobed conception of the heart- the "Valentine" heart that we know today. Despite the differences in wording of traits, the theme of negative stereotypes for women is the same. <br></br> Map of Man's Heart includes large areas devoted to patience, modesty, fidelity (twice), benevolence, humanity, knowledge and love. On the other hand, the Map of Woman's Heart largely features conceit, jealousy, scandal, duplicity, deceit, fickleness and avarice among other traits. The woman's heart is pierced by the "River Tongue" and surrounded on one side by the "kleptomaniac ocean" and on the other side, the "cantankerous ocean". <br></br> Seller attributes the provenance to India "it came from a nurses friendship book, she being based in Bangalore India - her name was probably MacDonald."
1120Large folding map or bird's-eye view of San Francisco.DetailsBull, W.H.1911
Antique Birdseye View Map of San Francisco
Bull, W.H.
$675.00Bull--W-H-Antique-Birdseye-View-Map-of-San-FranciscoScarce large antique map or bird's-eye view of San Francisco, California showing the street layout as it existed in 1911. A search of the Internet finds no map with by Bulland title. Suggest you verify. <br></br> Key at bottom lists 31 points of interest including the Union Ferry Depot, the Southern Pacific Depot, St. Francis Hotel, Mission Dolores and locations of nine churches. Other labeled features include the Presidio, Fort Miley Park, Golden Gate Park, Buena Vista Park, Twin Peaks, Cliff House, and Telegraph Hill. Ferry routes are shown from the Union Ferry Depot to numerous points including Sacramento, Alameda, Oakland, and Berkeley, California. <br></br> Published after the great earthquake and subsequent fire of 1906 the map was issued by the California General Committee of the 13th International Sunday School Convention (June 20-27, 1911) to registrants at the convention. Verso contains photos and descriptions of regional points of interest. <br></br> San Francisco commercial artist William Howell Bull (1861-1940) was a Bull’s colorful illustrations graced the pages of books and magazines of the early 1900s. His work can also be found in the pages of the University of California yearbook, the Blue and Gold via Anthony Bruce and Facebook. <br></br> Bull moved to California from New York in the late 1800s. In 1893, Bull organized a trip with three other men to explore and sketch the south fork of Kings River. In 1901, Bull became a resident of San Mateo where he lived for the rest of his life and a year later co-founded the California Society of Artists as an alternative to the earlier established San Francisco Art Association. Around 1915, he worked as a commercial artist for the Southern Pacific Railroad, and also provided illustrations to Pacific Electric, Sunset magazine, and Stanford University. Bull’s rare landscape paintings typically feature scenic areas in Northern California.
5353Unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Bowie County, Texas.DetailsStandard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company1925
Oilfield cadastral map of Bowie County, Texas
Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company
$225.00Standard-Blueprint-Map-and-Engineering-CompanyOilfield-cadastral-map-of-Bowie-County--TexasScarce, unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Bowie County, Texas from the early Texas oil boom that started with the Spindletop discovery near Beaumont, Texas in 1901. This antique thematic map shows land owners and locations for petroleum exploration in Bowie County as well as railroads, major highways, and towns. The towns include Texarkana, Sulphur, New Boston, Malta, Fairbank, Basset, and DeKalb, Texas. <br></br> Scale 2000 varas = one inch. The vara is a Spanish unit of distance, defined in Texas since 1870 as 33 1/3 inch. Two thousand varas equal 1.052 statute miles. (Source: <br></br> A legend at upper right explains the types of oil exploration sites as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Producing</li> <li>Drilling</li> <li>Gas Well</li> <li>Location</li> <li>Dry Hole</li> <li>Abandoned Well</li> </ul> </div> Oil exploration or production company locations noted on the map include Bronway Oil and Gas Company, Post Office Emp. Oil and Gas Company, Texport Oil Company and DeKalb Petroleum Company. <br> Named for legendary knife fighter Jim Bowie, the county lies at the northeast corner of the state and is bordered by the Red River on the north, with Arkansas and Oklahoma across its northern boundary and Arkansas to the east. In 1920, the population of Bowie County was a bit over 39,000 persons. <br></br> Map was printed on heavy paper by the Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company 515 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas. Bears several red ink hand stamps that read: "Return to H. N. Harris, Fort Worth Nat'l Bank Building Fort Worth, Texas." Several lawsuits of the period reference a H.N. Harris, possibly associated with H.N. Harris Company or Inland Oil Company.
5354Unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Atascosa County, Texas.DetailsStandard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company1925
Oilfield cadastral map of Atascosa County, Texas
Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company
$325.00Standard-Blueprint-Map-and-Engineering-CompanyOilfield-cadastral-map-of-Atascosa-County--Texaslarge, scarce, unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Atascosa County, Texas from the period of the early Texas oil boom that started with the Spindletop discovery near Beaumont, Texas in 1901. This antique thematic map shows land owners and locations for petroleum exploration in Atascosa County, Texas. Noted towns include Pleasanton, Campbellton, Ditto, Poteet, Amphion, Somerset and Gallinas. Includes several manuscript notations about oil wells in pencil and red crayon. <br></br> Note: Due to the large size the posted image is a composite of two photographs stitched together. Some misalignment or fuzziness may appear at the center join line as a result of this process. <br></br> A legend explains the types of oil exploration sites as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Location</li> <li>Rig Up</li> <li>Drilling</li> <li>Producing</li> <li>Gas</li> <li>Dry Hole</li> <li>Abandoned Well</li> <li>Abandoned Location</li> </ul> </div> Map was printed on heavy paper by the Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company 515 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas in the mid-1920s. Bears several owner's red ink hand stamps that read: "Return to H. N. Harris, Fort Worth Nat'l Bank Building Fort Worth, Texas." Several lawsuits of the period reference a H.N. Harris, possibly associated with H.N. Harris Company or Inland Oil Company.
5350Scarce 1934 broadside for a Mississippi River cruise.DetailsSpeck, Rose M.1934
Mississippi River paddleboat cruise to New Orleans broadside
Speck, Rose M.
$625.00Speck--Rose-M-Mississippi-River-paddleboat-cruise-to-New-Orleans-broadsideRare original 1934 broadside for a two week Mississippi River cruise aboard the paddleboat Cape Girardeau. The event, limited to 100 passengers, was planned to depart New York on March 31, 1934 and was sponsored by Rose M. Speck of New York City. <br></br> <b>"Two weeks of Adventure on the Lower Section of the Mighty Mississippi -- Aboard the picturesque steam packet "Cape Girardeau"-- Monarch of the River"</b> <br></br> The $139 fare included a pullman train from New York to Memphis, Tennessee complete with a recreation car. Aboard the riverboat, passengers could plan on a two-day layover in New Orleans along with onboard entertainment including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>"Darkey spiritual singers"</li> <li>Square dances</li> <li>Costume balls</li> <li>Masquerades</li> <li>Deck sports</li> <li>Sun baths</li> <li>Swimming in the Gulf of Mexico</li> </ul> </div>
5349Blueprint document with airfield protection map.DetailsPhelps, Donald1940
Pre-WWII design and topographic layout for a system to protect airfields
Phelps, Donald
$250.00Phelps--DonaldPre-WWII-design-and-topographic-layout-for-a-system-to-protect-airfieldsOne-of-a-kind cyanotype or blueprint conceptual design document for a system of electrically-controlled hydraulic rams designed to protect airfields from unwanted landings. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Air field protection columns can be raised or lowered at will thus allowing landing of friendly planes, and within 1 or 2 minutes raised as protection against landing of enemy planes or gliders." </div> </br> The blueprint includes a detailed design drawing of a single protection column and a topographic layout of the airfield protection system including the airfield protection columns, central control station, compressor pits and electrical control cables. <br></br> By Donald Phelps of Highland Park, Illinois. Dated September 7, 1940. <br></br> With a letter (and envelope) dated March 30, 1942 from Donald Phelps to the National Inventor's Council at the U.S. Department of Commerce seeking advice as to whether the system would be of value to the U.S. or British governments. Phelps was associated with the Phelps Agency, Steamship and Vessel Agents of Chicago, Illinois.
5357Humorous pictorial map of Lowry Field, outside Denver, Colorado.DetailsGrimes, George1944
Pictorial map of Lowry Field Denver Colorado
Grimes, George
$275.00Grimes--GeorgePictorial-map-of-Lowry-Field-Denver-ColoradoA very scarce pictorial map of Lowry Field, at the eastern edge of Denver, Colorado, from the first issue of the Lowry Field Information Handbook [1] in November, 1944. Lowry field was activated in February, 1938 as the site of the Army Air Forces Training Command [2]. From the 1980’s, Lowry Air Force Base was one of Colorado’s largest employers. Lowry AFB employed nearly 10,000 military and civilian men and women, providing an economic impact annually approaching $1 billion [3]. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> [1] Earliest publication was November, 1944 with a later edition of February, 1945. On the later map a telephone icon is added and locations of the telephone shelter house and telephone lounges are colored orange.<br> [2] Information Handbook Lowry Field (AAF Training Command). Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph Company. Denver. 1944. Online.<br> [3] Online </div>
5343Satirical, mid 20th-century humorous blueprint of nuclear ship.DetailsKidden, R. U.1956
Humorous blueprint for a nuclear powered ship
Kidden, R. U.
$600.00Kidden--R--U-Humorous-blueprint-for-a-nuclear-powered-shipOne-of-a-kind, striking, original humorous cyanotype or blueprint diagram of a nuclear powered ship drawn in the era immediately after WWII when two hydrogen bombs helped end the war with Japan. In 1955, the United States commissioned the world's first nuclear powered vessel, the submarine U.S.S. Nautilus. The world's first nuclear-powered surface ship, the cruiser Long beach, was not commissioned into service until September, 1961. <br></br> Almost every feature on the ship has something wrong with it such that anyone familiar with ship design would find it amusing, yet the overall structure of the engineering drawing with the title block and sections for revisions and specifications, made the drawing seem plausible from a distance. Includes humorous mis-spellings and a crazy network of piping. <br></br> One of the key features is that many of the ship's features are labeled in Russian as well as English, reflecting the Cold-war competition between the two powers. Revision E3 explains "Added Russian translation applying to complete ship to save time when prints are stolen." Other funny bits include: <br></br><div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Outhouse on the stern is piped into the crew's forward supply tanks.</li> <li>Floatplane on an upper deck has its floats mounted backwards.</li> <li>Split-level crow's next is comprised of two stacked birdhouses.</li> <li>Captains balls mounted on a upper guy wire (they belong on the compass)</li> <li>Mid 19th-cenutury cannon part of the armament mounted on the bow.</li> <li>The propeller is misshapen and dinged up.</li> <li>The vessel is 100 feet long but 75 feet wide.</li> <li>The plans are checked and approved by R. U. Kidden and I. M. Nuts.</li> <li>Large pipe for radioactive waste flows into the crew's quarters.</li> <li>Sickbay is shown stacked with caskets .</li> </ul> </div>
5346Pictorial map with estates or homes in Talbot County, Maryland.DetailsKellogg, Charles W.1960
Pictorial Map of Seats on Talbot County Waterways
Kellogg, Charles W.
$480.00Kellogg--Charles-W-Pictorial-Map-of-Seats-on-Talbot-County-WaterwaysScarce pictorial thematic map with more than 80 historic estates (seats) near Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. Each estate is numbered and keyed to a list with the names of their owners. Small elevation drawings of each estate provide a rough idea of how the estate looked in 1960. The map includes some old historic points of interest in Talbot County such as the old Wye Church and Friends Meeting House. <br></br> The large waterways shown on this estate map include the Wye River, Miles River, Harris Creek, Broad Creek, Tred Avon River, and Choptank River. Smaller waterways include among others, Goldsborough Creek, Leeds Creek, Island Creek, and Trappe's Creek. Towns in Talbot County include St. Michaels, Easton, Oxford, Queen Anne, and Trappe. <br></br> Map Title: "Seats on Talbot County Waterways Chesapeake Bay." By Charles W. Kellogg. Updated edition from 1960 of a map that Kellogg first published in 1949. Charles Kellogg's own estate on Skipton Creek, numbered as #1 was "Langshaws". <br></br> Several of the seats listed in Talbot County in 1960 are found today in the National Register of Historic Places. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The Anchorage: Easton. Robert L. Kemp</li> <li>Compton: Trappe. Charles F.C. Arensberg</li> <li>Otwell: Oxford. J. E. Jackson</li> <li>Troth's Fortune: Easton. Frederick S. Thomas</li> <li>Wye House. Easton. Morgan B. Schiller</li> </ul> </div>
5356Pictorial "Treasure Map" of Florida in 17th-century style.DetailsFlorida Power and Light Company1967
Decorative Pictorial Florida Treasure Map
Florida Power and Light Company
$85.00Florida-Power-and-Light-CompanyDecorative-Pictorial-Florida-Treasure-MapVery decorative pictorial "Treasure Map" of Florida in the style of an early 17th century map. On faux antique paper designed to resemble an old map complete with aging and "mat burn". The treasures depicted in this 20th-century Treasure Map comprise Florida's natural and manmade features including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Historic sites and memorials</li> <li>National and state parks</li> <li>Gardens and zoos</li> <li>Museums and art galleries</li> <li>Miscellaneous attractions</li> </ul> </div> Published by the Florida Power and Light Company in 1967. Verso has attached a separate list of the listed attractions with a bit of additional information for each location.