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1365Coming Soon!DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1638
Magnificent Antique Map of the Coast of Provence, France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1638
$3,900.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasMagnificent-Antique-Map-of-the-Coast-of-Provence--FranceWhat a stunning and special map! Spectacular large nautical map of the coastline of Provence, France and Languedoc. Beautiful decorative map (1638) by Christophe Nicolas Tassin shows the French coastline from Port-de-Bouc to Nice. Includes a large, decorative title cartouche, 18 galleys and other sailing vessels, several sea monsters and three gorgeous compass roses. Done in a style somewhat unique to Tassin, with outlandish creatures comprising the cartouches and numerous ships and aquatic sea monsters filling the empty spaces on the map. <br></br> In 3 sheets joined, now restored and laid to linen. Without the attribution to Tassin "Geographe ordinaire" or the date. <br></br> Tassin's background was as a military engineer. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers. Additionally, Christophe Tassin also published several small sized atlases with profiles of French towns and maps of the provinces. <br></br> A very early map from Tassin who authored the first atlas of the French coast "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" in 1634. This map from Tassin's "Les cartes generales de toutes les provinces de France royaumes et provinces de l'Europe. Revues corrigées & augmentées par le Sieur Tassin geographe ordinaire de sa Magesté"
1425Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Scarce French chart of Bordeaux region with Pauilliac Grand-Cru
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
$500.00de-Fer--NicolasScarce-French-chart-of-Bordeaux-region-with-Pauilliac-Grand-CruFor the lover of Bordeaux wines, this fine antique French map encompasses the northwestern Bordeaux region of France including the area now occupied with the village of Pauilliac and three of the Grand-Crus vineyards of Bordeaux: Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, and Latour. Our 17th-century coastal map is Nicolas de Fer's re-issue of N. Tassin's original engraved map / chart (ca. 1640) of the Gironde River mouth. Other landmarks of the Bordeaux region (not drawn anywhere close to scale) include Coste de Medoc (appellee Coste Sauvage) , I. Cordouan, Royan, Soulac-sur-Mer, Carcans, and Lacanau. Number 22. <br></br> Checking Google Maps along the estuary of the Gironde River we find an area of the left bank with several river outlets opposite large islands. The major town is not Tassin's or de Fer's "Palus" but Pauilliac. <br></br> Originally published circa 1640 by N. Tassin whose engravings are of special interest as the first French atlas to focus solely on France's coastal margins. Tassin has a special style characterized by his use of images of numerous sailing vessels, and his large, elaborate compass roses. <br></br> This map was produced with royal privilege by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. <br></br> de Fer bought rights to Tassin's atlas- "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" added his imprint and title page, and re-issued the work. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
1434Coming Soon!Detailsde Fer, Nicolas1690
Scarce French chart of Medoc Bordeaux wine region
de Fer, Nicolas
1690
$450.00de-Fer--NicolasScarce-French-chart-of-Medoc-Bordeaux-wine-regionFor the lover of <b>Bordeaux wines</b>, this fine antique French map encompasses the Bordeaux wine region along France's Gironde, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers. Our 17th-century coastal map is Nicolas de Fer's re-issue of N. Tassin's original engraved map / chart (ca. 1640) of the area. Landmarks of the Bordeaux region noted on the map include le Pays de Medoc, Partie de Xaintonge, Margos (Margaux), Macan, Saint-Julien, Petit Bordeaux, S. Estienne (Saint-Estephe ?), Bourg de Blaye, Pauilliac, Listra (Listrac-Medoc ?). Number 23. <br></br> Originally published circa 1640 by N. Tassin whose engravings are of special interest as the first French atlas to focus solely on France's coastal margins. Tassin has a distinctive style characterized by his use of images of numerous sailing vessels, and his large, elaborate compass roses. <br></br> This map was produced with royal privilege by the well known French geographer and cartographer, Nicolas de Fer (1646 - 1720). De Fer was a prolific producer of maps and prints who among other honors, was appointed as official geographer to the Spanish King in 1702. <br></br> de Fer bought rights to Tassin's atlas- "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France" added his imprint and title page, and re-issued the work. Published in de Fer's atlas: "Les Costes de France sur l'Océan et la Mer Mediterranee..." with 32 engraved charts. That work was a re-issue of Christophe Tassin's 1634 work "Cartes Generale et Particulieres de toutes le costes de France tant de la mer Oceane que Mediterranee".
1433Coming Soon!DetailsAa, Pieter van der1725
Scarce antique views of Batavia or Jakarta, Indonesia
Aa, Pieter van der
1725
$500.00Aa--Pieter-van-derScarce-antique-views-of-Batavia-or-Jakarta--IndonesiaTwo fine antique copperplate-engraved views of Batavia (Jakarta, Indonesia), capital of the Dutch East Indies. One early view "La Ville de Batavie" with city structures in the background, shows the shallow channel to the inner harbor marked by pilings, with shallow-draft vessels plying the waters. Further off-shore deeper-draft, square-rigged sailing ships are drawn at anchor and tied to tall above-water structures we today would describe as pilings with cribbing. Excellent quality engravings. <br></br> The second view "Chateau de Batavia" presents a square-shaped fortress equipped with four protruding bastions made of solid earthen walls and coral with a strong wooden palisade. Batavia Castle was the administrative center of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in Asia. Batavia Castle housed the administration buildings of the VOC, including the Governor-General's residence, residences for high officials, workshops, a treasury, a prison, storehouses and the meeting hall of the council of the Indies. <br></br> Batavia corresponds to the present city of Jakarta, Indonesia. Batavia was founded as the trade and administrative center of the Dutch East India Company and within Batavia's walls, the wealthy Dutch built tall houses and canals. <br></br> Published from Leiden by Pieter van der Aa. <br></br> Pieter van der Aa (1659 - 1733) was a Dutch publisher working in Leiden during the early eighteenth century. He is best known for publishing maps and atlases, though he also printed pirated editions of foreign bestsellers and illustrated volumes. From "La Galerie Agreable du Monde. Tome premier des Indes Orientales" published in 1725 from Leiden by Van der Aa. This plate was originally published in 'Gezandtschap der Nederlandtsche Oost-Indische Compagnie ...' by J. Nieuhof.
218Coming Soon!DetailsBolland, Richard1730
The Straites Mouth of Gibralter
Bolland, Richard
1730
$675.00Bolland--RichardThe-Straites-Mouth-of-GibralterAntique hydrographic chart of the Strait of Gibraltar including both Spanish and Moroccan coasts created by Captain Richard Bolland to illustrate his systematic hydrographic description of the currents and tidal flows in that area. Bolland's work, "A Draught of the Streights of Gibraltar with Some Observations upon the Currents thereunto Belonging", dated July 24, 1675 was based on Bolland's first-hand observations and measurements while living in Tangiers for nine years. The chart includes substantial tide tables and information on currents in the Strait.<BR> </BR> This work of Bolland is clearly the source of Mortier's later similar engraving of the Strait published ca. 1705. Mortier pirated this work to publish in Amsterdam along with many other works in an age before international copyright law. <BR> </BR> Published (and attributed to Bolland) by Awnsham and John Churchill ca. 1704 at the end of Volume 4 of their publication: "A Collection of Voyages and Travels". Page 777. English text. Verso blank. <BR> </BR> Online copy of Bolland's text provides interesting background for the methodology that Bolland used to develop the chart (http://www.canadiana.org/view/33300/812 ).
1430Coming Soon!DetailsDufresnoy, Lenglet1736
Terrestrial Armillary Sphere- A fine antique engraving.
Dufresnoy, Lenglet
1736
$90.00Dufresnoy--LengletTerrestrial-Armillary-Sphere--A-fine-antique-engraving-Very decorative copper-plate engraved print from 1736 containing an image of a terrestrial armillary sphere. An armillary sphere is a model of an astronomical object, including potentially the earth. They include graduated rings representing circles on a celestial sphere, such as the meridian, the poles, equator, ecliptic horizon, and the tropics. <br></br> Beneath the armillary sphere are three representations of the terrestrial globe as seen as both a whole sphere and divided into two hemispheres. In all, a very attractive and interesting antique enraving. Tome 1. Page 158. <br></br> From a work titled: "Methode pour Etudier la Geographie ou l'on donne une description exacte de l'Universe…" published by Rollin and de Bure, Quay des Augustins, du cote du Pont St. Michel. Published from Paris, France with the royal privilege in 1736.
1439Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique plan Fort-de-France Bay on Martinique, France Caribbean
Popple, Henry
1742
$85.00Popple--HenryAntique-plan-Fort-de-France-Bay-on-Martinique--France-CaribbeanAntique chart fragment ca. 1742 of Baie de Fort-de-France or Fort-de-France Bay on the west side of the Island of Martinique, an overseas region of France. Includes Fort-de-France (Fort Royal). With soundings and sand banks delineated. Key locations named on the map include Flemish Bay, Grand and Petit Islets, Ramieres or Ramiers Ilet, and Cul de Sac au Hay. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1440Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique plan of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea
Popple, Henry
1742
$85.00Popple--HenryAntique-plan-of-Curacao-in-the-Caribbean-SeaAntique chart fragment ca. 1742 of the island of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea. Noted locations include Cassarts Landing Plaats, Valentyn's bay, Porto Maria, Willemstad, Fort Beekenburg, Fort Collenburg, St. Jeris, and Verse Bay droog. Attractive compass rose and rhumb lines. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1441Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique coastal chart including Cartagena, Colombia
Popple, Henry
1742
$85.00Popple--HenryAntique-coastal-chart-including-Cartagena--ColombiaInteresting and uncommon chart fragment of the coast of Colombia, South America in the vicinity of Cartagena (Cartagene). Other noted locations on this small antique chart include Boquilla, Boca Serada, Grand Bara (Isla Grande), Boca Chica, I. de Stesoro, Punta de Gigantes, Bay de Mattanilla. Pasacaballos is located with the notation in Spanish "Estere de Paso Cavallas". Without more knowledge of Colombian history my guess is that the location was known as place near the river's mouth to ford the river with horses. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1442Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique coastal chart of Havana And Santiago, Cuba
Popple, Henry
1742
$60.00Popple--HenryAntique-coastal-chart-of-Havana-And-Santiago--CubaInteresting and uncommon chart fragment with both Havana, Cuba and Santiago de Cuba, the first-largest and second-largest cities on that island. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1455Coming Soon!DetailsMount and Page1746
A New and Correct Chart of Cuba, Streights of Bahama Windward Passage Florida
Mount and Page
1746
$2,500.00Mount-and-PageA-New-and-Correct-Chart-of-Cuba--Streights-of-Bahama-Windward-Passage-FloridaYou can smell the salt air! Mount & Page's impressive chart of the the island of Cuba, Florida Keys, and the Bahamas. This very fine antique nautical chart includes Grand Bahama island, Great Abaco, Eleuthera, Cat Island, Crooked Island and much more. With coverage between the southern part of Florida and Jamaica, centered on the Bahamas and Cuba. Includes the southern tip of Florida, Jamaica, east Cuba. <br></br> The map has been identifed as "An essential map for regional collectors." That may in part be related to the chart's massive mis-representation of the Gulf Stream which flows in a northerly direction through the Florida Strait. Arrows incorrectly show the flow from north to south, the opposite as is the case. In large engraved letters is stated: "The course of the current through the Gulf of Florida." In 1770 Benjamin Franklin published his map of the Gulf Stream with the correct course up the Eastern Seaboard and out into the Atlantic Ocean. <br></br> Large inset of Havana Harbor at upper left. Inset is titled: A plan of the Harbour and Town of Havana, taken on the spot by an officer in his Majesty's Navy. <br></br> The map includes a wonderful example of the Archipelago of Florida, as well as a detailed treatment of the Windward Passage and Bahamas. Within the Windward Passge a dotted line shows "The Course of the English Ships". <br></br> Key locations noted relative to Cuba include Havana, the capital and an important part of Spain's empire of domination, along with the Gulf of Zagua (See manucript map on this site).
1415Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Antique Colonial-era Plan of the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753
$500.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-Colonial-era-Plan-of-the-French-Quarter-in-New-Orleans--LouisianaAntique French plan of the city of New Orleans, Louisiana ("la Nouvelle Orleans") from the period of French colonization ca. 1753. This antique city plan of New Orleans by Nicolas Bellin was based on a manuscript map created by Pauger approximately 15 years after the city was founded on the east bank of the Mississippi river. <BR> </BR> Bellin's plan shows the city laid out with French Quarter streets most residents would recognize today including Bienville, Bourbon, Chartres, Royale and at the center of the plan- Jackson Square. Note the spelling of the Mississippi River below the town with one "P" as "Fleuve Mississipi". <BR> </BR> On this old uncolored, copper-plate engraved map nineteen key points within the city are keyed to a legend on the map just below the title. These important locations within early New Orleans include: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Prisons</li> <li>Place d'Armes (today's Jackson Square)</li> <li> l'Eglise Paroissiale (parish church)</li> <li>Poudriere (powder magazine)</li> <li>Magasins du Roi (Royal stores)</li> <li>Nouvelle Maison du Urselines (or new home for the Ursuline nuns, an important force in early New Orleans)</li> <li>Forges du Roi (the King's forge or metalworking shop)</li> <li>Moulin a vent et a Cheval (a mill operated by the wind and horse )</li> </ul> </div> The plan is based on a design initially created by military engineers Adrien de Pauger and Le Blond de la Tour in 1722. That plan envisoned a street grid extending six blocks northward from the Mississippi River, a plan that was likely scaled back in 1729 as a result of the Natchez Indian massacre of settlers at Fort Rosalie near Natchez Mississippi. At that point security became paramount, reflected in some of the other features found in Bellin's plan: guardhouses, a powder magazine, and a single bridge controlling access across the moat to the city. Plate number 19.
1402Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Antique Pre-Columbian Plan of Mexico City
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754
$220.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-Pre-Columbian-Plan-of-Mexico-CityMatted and framed… 2018 Miami Map Fair attendees may puchase this beautiful engraving on-site at our 20 % "thank you" discount. <br></br> Early French map of the Valley of Mexico and Mexico City. Shows Mexico City or Tenochtitlán, the island capital of the Aztec state, as it was when encountered by Spanish conquistador Hernán Cortés in 1521. In the copper-plate engraved image Tenochtitlán is located near the southwest end of the "Lac de Mexico" or Lake Texcoco. Tenochtitlán was connected to the Valley of Mexico via several causeways. Includes the larger cities of Pachuca, Tezcuco, Chalco. No mention of Teotihuacan. By French cartographer Nicolas Bellin. <br></br> Framed and matted meaures 12" W x 14" H. <br></br> Tenochtitlan was largely destroyed by Cortés after a siege in 1521, and modern-day Mexico City now lies over much of its remains. <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 12, No. 10. <br></br> French hydrographer Jacques Nicolas Bellin (1703-1772) was born in Paris and educated as an engineer. In 1741, Bellin became the first Ingénieur de la Marine of the Depot des cartes et plans de la Marine (the French Hydrographical Office) and was named Official Hydrographer of the French King. Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the 'Petit Atlas Maritime' with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world.
1462Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Plan of the Fortress and Town of Le Havre France
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
$220.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasPlan-of-the-Fortress-and-Town-of-Le-Havre-FranceFine engineer's grade "Plan of the Fortress and Town of Le Havre France". Le Havre lies in France's Normandy region. Shows a Vauban-style fortress, adapted to defend against sustained attack by artillery. By J.N. Bellin 1764 from his Petit Atlas Maritime. Tome 5 No 32. <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. <br></br> Bellin's largest and most comprehensive work is the Petit Atlas Maritime with 581 charts that cover the coasts and important port cities of the known world. The "Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde" is probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time.
1427Coming Soon!DetailsBrion, Louis, de la Tour1766
18th-century astronomical engraving of spherical orientations
Brion, Louis, de la Tour
1766
$250.00Brion--Louis--de-la-Tour18th-century-astronomical-engraving--of-spherical-orientationsAttractive antique engraving ca. 1766 related to astronomy and in particular to the viewer's perception of various two-dimensional orientations of the earth including the oblique and parallel projections. <br></br> Brion's diagrams are organized around a large, attractive, and very decorative compass rose. Additionally, a large and decorative border surrounds the entire print. Two plates were used in the production of this print, one plate for the border, evidenced by the nesting platemarks plainly visible to the viewer. Number 4. <br></br> From the "Atlas général civil et ecclésiastique" by Louis Brion de la Tour, Ingénieur-géographe du Roi.
1448Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1775
Curacao by Gerard van Keulen West-India Atlas Jefferys Sayer
van Keulen, Gerard
1775
$1,800.00van-Keulen--GerardCuracao-by-Gerard-van-Keulen-West-India-Atlas-Jefferys-SayerFine, very desirable chart of Curaçao in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. Inset plan of Fort Amsterdam, in Willemstad, constructed in 1634 by the Dutch West India Company. A beautiful British published chart based on hydrographic surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard van Keulen. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1449Coming Soon!DetailsLempriere, Clement1775
Bermuda or Summer's Island West-India Atlas Lempriere Jefferys Sayer
Lempriere, Clement
1775
$4,500.00Lempriere--Clement-Bermuda-or-Summer-s-Island-West-India-Atlas-Lempriere-Jefferys-Sayer<div class="indenttextblock"> "This coast is the boldest in Bermuda and in some places the Largest Ships ships may with safety come within half gun shot of shore." </BR></BR> "Here in the months of March, April, and May they Fish for Whales." </div> </BR> Above are a few of the notes from this fine antique chart of Bermuda. An extremely desirable British chart titled: "The Bermudas or Summer's Islands." After a survey by Clement Lempriere. This is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and later Laurie and Whittle.<a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> On age-appropriate laid watermarked paper with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown <br></br> During Bermuda's colonial period ca. 1615 the island was divided into eight equally-sized administrative areas west of St. George's called <b>"tribes" (parishes)</b>. These "tribes" were areas of land partitioned off to the principal investors of the Somers Isles Company. <br></br> From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. …" Authors: Clement Lempriere (original survey), Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1450Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1775
Jefferys Sayers Chart of Jamaica from West-India Atlas
van Keulen, Gerard
1775
$500.00van-Keulen--GerardJefferys-Sayers-Chart-of-Jamaica-from-West-India-AtlasAttractive, very desirable antique British chart of the Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea by Thomas Jefferys. After surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard vaan Keulen. <br></br> This spectacular chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1451Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Mayo Jefferys Sayers Chart of Barbados West-India Atlas
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$1,800.00Jefferys--ThomasMayo-Jefferys-Sayers-Chart-of-Barbados-West-India-AtlasFine antique British chart of the Island of Barbados in the Caribbean Sea. With two inset coastal elevation views of Barbados as seen from W.N.W. at a distance of 9 leagues (27 mi.) offshore and 7 leagues (21 mi.) offshore. Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean region of North America. After a survey by William Mayo. Sheet X. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then later by Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." <br></br> Authors: William Mayo, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name. Publisher's attribution reads: London, Printed for Robert Sayer, Map and Printseller Number 53 in Fleet Street as the act directs 20 February 1775.
1452Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Jefferys Sayers Chart of Caribbee Islands Virgin Islands to Barbados
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$1,400.00Jefferys--ThomasJefferys-Sayers-Chart-of-Caribbee-Islands-Virgin-Islands-to-BarbadosExciting antique British chart of the "Caribbee Islands" -- Caribbean Islands. Chart coverage includes the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, St. John's, Tortola…), Antigua, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Barbados. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> One French online site of Martinique describes key features of Jefferys' nautical chart: <hr> <div class="indenttextblock"> C'est une carte marine à latitudes croissantes de 20 lieues marines au degré. Elle est très esthétiquement quadrillée de rhumbs, éléments indispensables à l'époque pour obtenir l'adhésion des utilisateurs. Elle est de plus joliment agrémentée de représentations, somme toute très sobres, de vaisseaux de diverses nations, qui n'entravent pas le caractère opérationnel de la carte. </BR> Quelques rares sondes indiquent dans les principaux canaux et passes les profondeurs marines. Elles sont parfois présentes sur les dangers reconnus. Entre Saint-Eustache et Avès, Jefferys met en évidence la longue barrière de hauts fonds dont la largeur atteindrait en moyenne deux lieues marines et la profondeur entre 10 et 20 fathoms. </BR> Jefferys y précise que certaines sondes ont été prises par les français, marins à bord du navire le «Toulouse», en 1720. La carte présente les itinéraires des principaux "débouquements", notamment celui des Vierges, qui était employé par la plupart des marines pour le retour en Europe. <a href="http://cartes-martinique.pagesperso-orange.fr/Car_gb.htm" target="_blank">(Online.)</a> <hr> </div>
1460Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea Jefferys Sayer
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$800.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-Guadeloupe-in-the-Caribbean-Sea-Jefferys-SayerFine antique British chart of the island of Guadeloupe ("Guadaloupe") in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the nearby islets of Marie-Galante, Isle des Saintes, Petit Terre, and la Desirade. Jefferys names three main sections of Guadeloupe: Basse Terre, Cares Terre, and Grand Terre. With depth soundings, sand banks, and anchorages identified. Fine central compass rose. <br></br> Attribution reads: London. Printed for Robert Sayer Map and Printseller. No. 53 Fleet Street as the act directs 20 February, 1775. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. The volume combined both the elements of an atlas and a pilot, with geographic and hydrographic information. The maps include those for the larger individual islands of the West Indies. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a>
1234Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1778
Antique title page to the miniature Atlas Maritime
Bonne, Rigobert
1778
$200.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-title-page-to-the-miniature-Atlas-MaritimeScarce antique miniature title page to Rigobert Bonne's miniature sea atlas of coastal France. Bonne's scarce atlas contained 12 miniature nautical charts of coastal France and 18 miniature plates of port and harbor plans. With Table of Contents, colored attractive frontispiecce, and end notes. <br></br> From Rigobert Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France avec des cartes particulières des isles voisines les plus considérables, suivies des plans des principales villes maritimes de ce royaume." Published by Lattre from Paris. With the royal privilege. Engraved by Monnet after a design by L. Legrand. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine.
1438Coming Soon!DetailsRoux, Joseph1780
Roux antique plan of Vis (Lucca) harbor in Croatia
Roux, Joseph
1780
$125.00Roux--JosephRoux-antique-plan-of-Vis-(Lucca)-harbor-in-CroatiaAttractive, antique nautical chart / port plan of the town and harbor on the island of Vis, Croatia, ("Lissa") off the Dalmatian Coast, in the Adriatic Sea. Vis is furthest island in the Adriatic from the Croatian coast and lies southwest of the islands of Hvar, Brac and Solta. <BR> </BR> The port of Vis is identified by Roux as "Lucca". Other key features on this port plan include "Cut", "St. Spilice", "Calle St. George", "Calle Stance", and "Pointe Argentine". On the small and high offshore island of Otočić Host, Roux notes a "Reconnaissance pour le Mouillage" or a place to view the anchorage at Vis. <BR> </BR> For many years Vis was the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s partisan army and was closed to the public until 1989. This meant that it largely escaped commercial development and has been able to retain its natural beauty. Plate 85. <BR> </BR> Joseph Roux Sr. (1725-1793) was a French cartographer and hydrographer who lived in Marseille. The Roux family, with Roux's son Jospeh Jr. and grandson Antoine Roux, was involved in marine cartography and marine painting from Marseille into the mid-19th century.
1459Coming Soon!DetailsZatta, Antonio1785
French, English and Spanish Islands in the Caribbean Sea
Zatta, Antonio
1785
$425.00Zatta--AntonioFrench--English-and-Spanish-Islands-in-the-Caribbean-SeaFine antique decorative map of the Caribbean Islands "Arcipelago delle Antille" with a beautiful and colorful title cartouche published from Venice, Italy. Shows Florida as an archipelago of islands. Antonio Zatta issued this attractive antique engraving in his "Atlante Novissimo" in 1785.
1428Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1787
Antique map of northern South America
Bonne, Rigobert
1787
$99.00Bonne--RigobertAntique-map-of-northern-South-AmericaFine hand-colored antique map of northern South America with portions of Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil and Chile and neighboring countries to the south. Includes the Amazon River basin. By R. Bonne a cartographer and hydrographer who produced maps of both land and sea, although his work leaned more toward the sea for reasons expressed below. Number 31. <br></br> Rigobert Bonne (1727-1794) was the successor to Jacques Nicolas Bellin as Royal Cartographer to France in the office of the Hydrographer at the Depôt de la Marine. Bonne first came to prominence when he published a number of charts in the Atlas Maritime in 1762, but Bonne is better known for later publications, including the Atlas Encyclopedique, which he collaborated on with Nicholas Desmarest, as well as the maps he produced for Raynal's Atlas de Toutes Les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre. Published in Paris in 1787. <br></br> This site offers several charts from Bonne's miniature nautical atlas "Atlas maritime ou Cartes réduites de toutes les Côtes de France ..." The 12 small charts of coastal France in the Atlas Maritime are considered to be among the very few miniature nautical charts published during the golden age of miniature maps.
1471Coming Soon!DetailsBrion, Louis, de la Tour1790
Guyane, Terre Ferme. Isles Antilles et Nouvelle Espagne
Brion, Louis, de la Tour
1790
$130.00Brion--Louis--de-la-TourGuyane--Terre-Ferme--Isles-Antilles-et-Nouvelle-EspagneAntique map set within a page of French text related to the map of the Caribbean Archipelago, Mexico, and the southeast United States.
1457Coming Soon!DetailsGold, Joyce1804
Chart of the Supposed Course of the Florida Stream
Gold, Joyce
1804
$400.00Gold--JoyceChart-of-the-Supposed-Course-of-the-Florida-StreamGraphically arresting thematic chart of the "Florida Stream" or Gulf Stream with its flow northwards up the east coast of the United States, well past Bermuda, and then into the North Atlantic Ocean. Direction of the Gulf Stream current is shown visually by arrows supplemented with written notations indicating the compass direction at several locations across the stream. <br></br> The map may be considered to be an example of persuasive cartography. The concept of the Gulf Stream was novel at that time (hence the "supposed"); many mariners had not fully adopted the notion when this map was published. The direction and flow of the Gulf Stream was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1770 based on measurements he took during voyages from the U.S. to England and France. <br></br> London Published May 31, 1804 by J. Gold, 103 Shoe Lane.
1461Coming Soon!DetailsHurd, Thomas Hannaford1827
Hurd's Very Rare Chart of Bermuda
Hurd, Thomas Hannaford
1827
$18,500.00Hurd--Thomas-HannafordHurd-s-Very-Rare-Chart-of-BermudaThomas Hurd's (1747-1823) rare reduced chart of Bermuda, the first exact survey of the island’s waters. This original antique chart was first issued 30 years after its completion in 1797. One reason the chart may have escaped publication for such a long period was that the Admiralty feared losing valuable hydrographic to the United States. <br></br> After the Revolutionary War, British Canada was cut off from Britain's Caribbean colonies through the loss of access to American ports that once belonged to the British Crown. Bermuda's central position in the Atlantic became of strategic importance. In 1789 the Crown sent Lieutenant Thomas Hurd to Bermuda to conduct an extensive hydrographic survey. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock">"Hurd's charts revealed several deep channels and anchorages 'large enough for all the navies of the world to ride in," and in 1795 the seventy-four-gun Resolution became the first ship-of-the-line to shelter at Bermuda." <br></br> "The task took him nine years to complete and the results of his monumental study altered Bermuda for ever. Hurd’s survey underscored the maritime and strategic capability of Bermuda and by the early 19th century the island was well on the way to becoming the Gibraltar of the Atlantic, remaining Britain’s largest overseas naval base until after WWII. " <a href="http://www.royalgazette.com/editorials/article/20160415/bermudas-mapping-that-changed-atlantic-world" target="_blank">(Online.)</a> </div> <br></br> Only two institutions are recorded as holding Hurd's chart: the Royal Museums Greenwich, and Princeton, University. No record of a sale of Hurd's map in AMPR and as of 1/20/18 this is the only copy of Hurd's chart offered for sale online. <br></br> With the oval fouled-anchor logo of the Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty. Attribution reads: "London : Published according to Act of Parliament at the Hydrographical Office of the Admiralty, 4th. Augt. 1827." Price two shillings.
1393Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. War Department1846
First Map of the State of Florida
U.S. War Department
1846
$1,450.00U-S--War-DepartmentFirst-Map-of-the-State-of-FloridaA very large (40" x 42"), comprehensive, original map of Florida that was published in 1846<b>, one year after Florida gained statehood</b>. An important, and informative map of Florida, one of the first produced after Florida’s admission to the Union on March 3, 1845, carrying much useful military information particularly regarding the <b>Seminole tribe</b>. <br></br> This antique map exhibits great detail and precision, especially in the coastline, and gives much information on the physical and cultural geography of the state. Numerous forts and military camps are located. The surveys extend along the coast south of Cape Canaveral, with the majority of the southern interior portion of the state still unsurveyed. <br></br> The Florida Everglades are identified along with a notation regarding the land assigned to native Americans: "District assigned to the Seminoles by the arrangement of Gen.' Macomb May 18th 1839." Three large inset maps fill the Gulf of Mexico: "Key West as surveyed February 1829"; "Mouths of Swanee R. and Cedar Keys showing the Western terminus of a proposed railroad"; and "A General Map of part of Florida included between Cedar Keys and St. John's River." <br></br> The map was drawn by Joseph Goldsborough Bruff and finely engraved by D. McClelland of the Topographical Engineers. Bruff was a draftsman and cartographer who served as a mapmaker for the Bureau of Topographical Engineers. The Library of Congress notes: <div class="indenttextblock">" … J. Goldsbourough Bruff, was a native of Washington, D.C. At an early age he was admitted to West Point, but after only two years he was forced to leave the prestigious military academy after participating in a duel. He later became a professional cartographer and draftsman, as well as an amateur artist and adventurer. <a href="http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/mapping-a-growing-nation/online-exhibition.html#obj017" target="_blank"> (Internet). </a></div>
1437Coming Soon!DetailsThompson, Henry A.1850
Manuscript naval student map of the Caribbean Islands
Thompson, Henry A.
1850
$255.00Thompson--Henry-A-Manuscript-naval-student-map-of-the-Caribbean-IslandsOriginal mid 19th-Century manuscript map in black ink and watercolor, showing southern Florida, islands of the Caribbean/West Indies and part of Central and South America. Set within an elaborate border. <br></br> The creator has signed the map "Henry A. Thompson" and inscribed it "Elson House Academy / near Gosport June 9, 1850". "Near Gosport" suggests that Thompson may have drawn this map while aboard ship, perhaps during a summer training cruise. <br></br> It is likely that Henry Thompson was a student at a naval preparatory training establishment, as Gosport, near Portsmouth in Hampshire was a major sea port on the south coast of England at this time. The introduction in 1838 of an entrance examination for the Royal Navy, encouraged the development of specialised educational establishments like Elson House Academy, Dr. Burney's Academy, and nearby Stubbington House School.
1458Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
First Edition Antique Nautical Chart of Key West, Florida
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
$150.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFirst-Edition-Antique-Nautical-Chart-of-Key-West--FloridaDetailed first-edition original antique hydrographic survey chart of the vicinity of Key West, Florida. Includes extensive sailing directions with landmarks, courses, bearings and instructions for entering Key West via several channels. This antique chart, based on a trigonometrical survey, was released by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1851. Contains literally hundreds of depth soundings. <br></br> A trigonometrical survey of a portion of the earth's surface is conducted by measuring a single base distance, and connecting it with various points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the angles of which are carefully measured. Relative positions and distances of all parts are computed from these data. <br></br> Includes a tide table and very interesting cross-sectional views of elevation of coral heads, (water depth) recorded across several lines on the chart at Sand Key and the reefs at the East Channel. Other noted points include Fleming's Key, Francfort Bank, East Crawfish Key, West Crawfish Key, Mangrove Keys, and Raccoon Key. <br></br> With extensive sailing directions for several key approaches to Key West, Florida including: the East Channel, the Main Ship Channel ("At Night. Bring the North Stat to range after Key West Light House and stand for it when Sand Key (or Sound Key Light Boast bears S.W. by W. S. 62 degrees W) a vessel drawing over 16 feet of water had better anchor and wait for a pilot".); Rock Key Channel; Sand Key Channel; West Channel; and North West Channel.
1454Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1852
Antique Chart of Key West, Florida
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1852
$140.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Chart-of-Key-West--FloridaVery cool hydrographic survey chart of the vicinity of Key West, Florida long before any bridges. This antique chart, based on a trigonometrical survey, was released by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1852. Includes a tide table and very interesting cross-sectional views of elevation of coral heads, (water depth) recorded across several lines on the chart at Sand Key and the reefs at the East Channel. Other noted points include Fleming's Key, Francfort Bank, East Crawfish Key, West Crawfish Key, Mangrove Keys, and Raccoon Key. <br></br> A trigonometrical survey of a portion of the earth's surface is conducted by measuring a single base distance, and connecting it with various points in the tract surveyed by a series of triangles, the angles of which are carefully measured. Relative positions and distances of all parts are computed from these data. <br></br> With extensive sailing directions for several key approaches to Key West including: the East Channel, the Main Ship Channel ("At Night. Bring the North Stat to range after Key West Light House and stand for it when Sand Key (or Sound Key Light Boast bears S.W. by W. S. 62 degrees W) a vessel drawing over 16 feet of water had better anchor and wait for a pilot".); Rock Key Channel; Sand Key Channel; West Channel; and North West Channel. Second Edition.
1447Coming Soon!DetailsPittman, Philip1853
Uncommon lithographed map of New Orleans
Pittman, Philip
1853
$285.00Pittman--PhilipUncommon-lithographed-map-of-New-OrleansUncommon lithographed map ca. 1853 of New Orleans, Louisiana as it appeared in 1770, based upon the reconnaissance of Captain Philip Pittman, a British army engineer. This lithographed mid 19th-century map is the earliest easily obtainable copy of Pittman's 1770 engraved map. <br></br> Lithographed by Sarony & Major. Sarony and Major were well known New York lithographers 1846-1853. <br></br> Pittman's book was the first English book on the topography, settlements, and inhabitants of the region. In 1764, he traveled the Mississippi River to New Orleans with Major Arthur Loftus. <br></br> The map was first printed as an engraved plate in Pittman's "The Present State Of The European Settlements On The Mississippi; with A Geographical Description of that River Illustrated by Plans and Draughts" (J. Nourse, London 1770). <br></br> About the site of New Orleans Pittman wrote: <div class="indenttextblock"> NEW ORLEANS stands on the east side of the river, it has a very easy communication with the northern parts of Louisiana (now West Florida) by means of the Bayou of St. John, a little creek, which is navigable for small vessels drawing less than six feet water, six miles up from the lake Ponchartain, where there is a landing-place, at which the vessels load and un load ; and this is about two miles from the city. </div> Pittman described the area around Jackson Square, and St. Louis Cathedral, perhaps New Orleans best-known locations (café du Monde, street artists, carriage rides): <div class="indenttextblock"> The parade is a large square, in the middle of that part of the town which fronts the river ; in the back part of the square is the church dedicated to St. Louis, a very poor building, framed with wood ; it is in so ruinous a condition that divine service has not been performed in it since the year 1766, one of the king's store houses being at present used for that purpose. </div>
1426Coming Soon!DetailsMitchell, Samuel Augustus1860
Antebellum Map of New Orleans, Louisiana
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
1860
$75.00Mitchell--Samuel-AugustusAntebellum-Map-of-New-Orleans--LouisianaAttractive antique map from 1860 of New Orleans, Louisiana with 11 of its 17 wards. On the West Bank of the Mississippi River three early neighborhoods are identified by their old (current) name: Algiers (Algiers Point); MacDonough (McDonogh), and Belle Ville (Whitney). Most of the boundaries of Wards 1 through 11 were drawn in 1852 when the city was reorganized into one centralized political entity. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wards_of_New_Orleans" target="_blank">Online. </a> <br></br> This neat, colorful old map clearly shows several early canals which evolved for both drainage and transport over a long period. For example the Carondelet Canal or Old Basin Canal, was a canal in New Orleans, operating for almost 135 years- from 1794 into the 1920s. The canal started at Bayou St. John, which connected with Lake Pontchartrain, and went inland to what was then the back edge of New Orleans, in the Tremé neighborhood. The two-acre turning basin at the head of the Canal inspired the naming of Basin Street in New Orleans. <br></br> Attribution at bottom reads: Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1860 by S. Augustus Mitchell Jr. in the clerks office of the District Court of the U.S. for the eartern District of Pennsylvania. Number 33. <br></br> Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates.
1464Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1874
Detroit de Torres. Second sheet.
Depot de la Marine
1874
$200.00Depot-de-la-MarineDetroit-de-Torres---Second-sheet-Fine antique small-scale nautical chart (Sheet 2 of 3) of northern Torres Strait, the body of water separating the continent of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) from New Guinea. Last corrections in 1874. One of 4 charts of the Torres Strait area produced by the Depot de la Marine, this being the second detail sheet encompassing the north end of the strait near New Guinea.
1465Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1875
Detroit de Torres. Third sheet with Raine Island
Depot de la Marine
1875
$600.00Depot-de-la-MarineDetroit-de-Torres---Third-sheet-with-Raine-IslandFine antique small-scale nautical chart (Sheet 3 of 3) of southern Torres Strait, the body of water separating the continent of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) from New Guinea. Last corrections in 1874. One of 4 charts of the Torres Strait area produced by the Depot de la Marine, this being the third detail sheet encompassing the south end of the strait and the tip of the Cape York Peninsula in north Australia. <br></br> <b>Inset drawings of Raine Island and the tower on Raine Island</b>, on the outer edges of the Great Barrier Reef, about 120 km east-northeast of Cape Grenville, Cape York Peninsula. Raine Island, a small vegetated coral cay, is the site of the oldest European structure in tropical Australia, a stone beacon built in 1844. An important environmental icon, Raine island got its name from Captain Thomas Raine (1793-1860), the English mariner who discovered it.
1466Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1875
Detroit de Torres First sheet with York Island
Depot de la Marine
1875
$600.00Depot-de-la-MarineDetroit-de-Torres-First-sheet-with-York-IslandFine antique small-scale nautical chart (Sheet 1 of 3) of southern Torres Strait, the body of water separating the continent of Australia (Nouvelle Hollande) from New Guinea. First published in 1860 with last corrections made in 1875. <br></br> One of 4 charts of the Torres Strait area produced by the Depot de la Marine, this being the first detail sheet encompassing the Cape York Peninsula, York Island "Ile du Prince de Galles", Eborac Island, and numerous other cays and islands in the Torres Strait Archipelago.
1468Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer Southern Sheet 2
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
$1,300.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeGulfs-of-St--Vincent-and-Spencer-Southern-Sheet-2A special chart in excellent condition for the collector of Australian maps. This antique British Admiralty sea chart contains both the town of Adelaide, Australia AND also bears the blue sellers over-stamp of A.E. Sawtell a chart-seller from Port Adelaide, Australia from at least 1874 to 1901 or later (See <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Sawtell--Alfred-E-/Title/Sawtells-Nautical-Almanac/209" target="_blank">Sawtell's 1874 nautical almanac</a> from our archives.). <br></br> The southern sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, unjoined. Last correction in 1875. Covers the southern portion of St. Vincent Gulf and Spencer Gulf with Investigator Strait, the MacDonnell Peninsula, Kangaroo island, Wedge Island, Thistle Island, Encounter Bay, Aldinga Bay, and Holdfast Bay . Shows the nascent town of Adelaide, Australia with several neighboring villages including: Plympton, Kensington, Beaumont, Norwood, and Glenelg. <br></br> Three inset coastal profile views taken from various directions including one view that is labeled: "Outline of the Land on the East side of St. Vincent Gulf as seen from a vessel's deck when running up Troubridge Lighthouse bearing N.W. by W 1/2 W. 9 1/2 miles." <br></br> Publisher's attribution reads: "Published at the Admiralty 17 Aug. 1874 under the Superintendance of Captain F.J. Evans R.N., C.B, F.R.S. Hydrographer ." Number 2389b. <br></br> Alfred E. Sawtell, was a seller of nautical charts and instruments from Port Adelaide Australia. Sawtell published a Nautical Almanac in 1874 containing an ephemeris, tide tables, sailing directions for Australian ports, pilotage dues, a 7 page list of Australian vessels and their tonnage; and ships regulations for bathing, sanitation and gunpowder. In that almanac the back cover advertisement describes A.E. Sawtell as: "Chronometer, Watchmaker, Nautical Optician, Chart and Nautical Bookseller".
1469Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Gulfs of St. Vincent and Spencer Northern Sheet 1
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
$1,350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeGulfs-of-St--Vincent-and-Spencer-Northern-Sheet-1A very special chart in excellent condition for the collector of Australian maps. The northern sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, covering Port Adelaide and sold by a nautical chart-seller from Port Adelaide. <br></br> This antique British Admiralty sea chart contains both the town of Port Adelaide, Australia AND also bears the blue sellers over-stamp of A.E. Sawtell a chart-seller from Port Adelaide, Australia from at least 1874 to 1901 or later. (See <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Sawtell--Alfred-E-/Title/Sawtells-Nautical-Almanac/209" target="_blank">Sawtell's 1874 nautical almanac</a> from our archives.) Chart is In fine condition. North sheet of a large 2-sheet sea chart, unjoined but with a wing-sheet, an extension to the chart as issued covering northern-most Spencer Gulf miles past Port Augusta, Australia. <br></br> Covers the northern portion of St. Vincent Gulf and Spencer Gulf. <br></br>Bottom sheet (2) publisher's attribution reads: "Published at the Admiralty 17 Aug. 1874 under the Superintendance of Captain F.J. Evans R.N., C.B, F.R.S. Hydrographer ." Number 2389a. <br></br> Bottom sheet (2) seller's information: "Sold by J.D. Potter Agent for sale of the Admiralty, 31 Poultry and 11 King Street, Tower Hill." <br></br> Alfred E. Sawtell, was a seller of nautical charts and instruments from Port Adelaide Australia. Sawtell published a Nautical Almanac in 1874 containing an ephemeris, tide tables, sailing directions for Australian ports, pilotage dues, a 7 page list of Australian vessels and their tonnage; and ships regulations for bathing, sanitation and gunpowder. In that almanac the back cover advertisement describes A.E. Sawtell as: "Chronometer, Watchmaker, Nautical Optician, Chart and Nautical Bookseller". An enclosed stock list included nautical books, charts, chronometers and "transparent dipping needle and plain compass cards all sizes".
1404Coming Soon!DetailsNegus, T.S and J.D.1886
19th Century Printers Plate for a Course Protractor
Negus, T.S and J.D.
1886
$550.00Negus--T-S-and-J-D-19th-Century-Printers-Plate-for-a-Course-ProtractorExtremely rare copper <b>relief-method</b> printing plate for a 19th century <b>Course Protractor</b> (Patent applied for) sold by T.S. and J.D. Negus. Dated within to Aug. 31, 1886. <br><br/> The plate contains a fancy fleur-de-lis at north and three levels of markings for courses comprising the full 32 point of the compass for example (moving clockwise from North) : "NbE" (North by East), "NNE" (North North East), "NEbN" (North East by North), "NE" (North East), "NEbE" (North East by East), and so on around the compass finishing with "NbW". <b>"Boxing the Compass"</b> was a basic skill of any sailor, being the ability to repeat all 32 points of the mariner's compass. <br><br/> Negus' catalog described the purpose of their Course Protractor: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>1st. Instead of Parallel Rulers to find on charts courses and bearings and positions from cross bearings.</li> <li>2nd. As an inspection table, to turn compass courses into true courses and vice versa.</li></ul> </div> The Negus firm's 1899 illustrated catalog and price list advertises their trade as "Chronometer Manufacturers, Compass Adjusters and Navigation Warehouse. 140 Water Street, New York." Negus' catalog contains a compass-like "Improved Transparent Course Protractor". <br><br/> This antique copper plate plate would have been used to print 360 degrees of marks unto the paper or isinglass substrate used for the main body of the protractor. Isinglass is a kind of gelatin obtained from the air bladders of fish, especially sturgeon. <br><br/> Plate 6.5" square with 6" diameter circle. The copper plate is mounted to several wooden blocks for use in a printing press. <a href=" https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/illuscatnautopti00negurich" target="_blank">(Online p. 83) </a> <hr> </BR> Call for additional 19th century Negus compass-card printing plate sizes, pricing and availability.
1470Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1891
French antique chart of the Bahamas old channel and northern Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1891
$489.00Depot-de-la-MarineFrench-antique-chart-of-the-Bahamas-old-channel-and-northern-CubaFrench antique navigation chart of the "Vieux Canal" or old canal of the Bahamas. Other features (in French) include Canal de Santarem and Banc de Los Rocques. Inset chart of the anchorage near Cayo Blanco ("les Cayes de Piedras, Monillo, et autres ajacentes") and of the anchorage at Cayo Verde and Cayo Confites. Circular logo of the Depot de la Marine.
1405Coming Soon!DetailsNegus, T.S and J.D.1900
Lot of 5 Antique Printers Plates for Compass Cards
Negus, T.S and J.D.
1900
$140.00Negus--T-S-and-J-D-Lot-of-5-Antique-Printers-Plates-for-Compass-CardsA lot of 5 rare metal <b>relief-method</b> printing plates for late 19th-century or early 20th century <b>compass cards</b> sold by T.S. and J.D. Negus. New York. These plates have diameters ranging between 4.75 to 2.25 inches. On some plates the engraver has replaced the "E" for East with "O" for Ost, the German word for East. These plates document Negus's participation in foreign sales of its compasses and other similar navigation instruments. One plate appears to be a variant of Negus' patented course protractor. The largest plate contains an attractive fleur-de-lis emblem at North. Each plate is tacked to a solid wooden block for use in letterpress. <br><br/> The Negus firm's 1899 illustrated catalog and price list advertises their trade as "Chronometer Manufacturers, Compass Adjusters and Navigation Warehouse. 140 Water Street, New York." Negus' 1899 catalog and price list contains pocket compasses, dry compasses, tell-tale and transparent compasses as well as a pelorous, a compass-like navigation device used by a ship's pilot for maintaining a bearing on a distant ship or shore-based object. <a href=" https://library.si.edu/digital-library/book/illuscatnautopti00negurich" target="_blank">(Online p. 83) </a> <br><br/> These printer's plates would have been used to print circular compass cards divided into points of the compass, degrees clockwise from north. A compass card, with magnets mounted below, would be suspended from a pivot within the compass so as to rotate freely. In their catalog, Negus' dry card compasses are offered with card sizes of 3", 4", 6.75", 7.75", and 9" at prices ranging from $4 to $20. <hr> </BR> Call for additional 19th century Negus compass-card printing plate sizes, pricing and availability.
1299Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George W.1909
Fine antique navigation chart for Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket MA
Eldridge, George W.
1909
$1,800.00Eldridge--George-W-Fine-antique-navigation-chart-for-Martha-s-Vineyard-and-Nantucket-MAA fine antique and completely intact example of Eldridge's very desirable "Chart C" including both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket in Massachusetts. A very "user friendly" chart that would have been appreciated by mariners in the early 20th century who lacked today's electronic navigational aids. <br></br> This large linen-backed chart includes the following ports and towns: Edgartown, Siasconset, Nantucket town, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs, Falmouth, Cotuit, Osterville, Hyannis, West Dennis, Harwich Port, and Chatham. <br></br> Showns numerous islands along the coast including Chappaquiddick Island, Cuttyhunk Island, Nashawena Island, Pasque Island, Naushon Island, No Man's Land, Tuckernut Island, Muskeget Island, and Monomoy Beach (now Monomoy Island). <br></br> Dotted with interesting comments and observations including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>"In passing Chatham in thick weather or night time bound to the Northward or Southward make use of the lead and do not go into less than 7 or 8 fathoms of water to avoid the bars that are rapidly extending from the shore and are dangerous."</li> <li>"Vessels passing Nobska in either direction displaying signals will be reported by telegraph to the Boston Chamber of Commerce."</li> <li>About the Nantucket Head of Harbor entrance: "Strangers should enter this place with caution as it changes with every storm from seaward."</li> </ul> </div> Charles C. Hutchinson 152 State Street Boston General Agent. Copyright by Geo. W. Eldridge 1908.
1453Coming Soon!DetailsBaltimore Bureau of Harbors1930
Bureau of Harbors Huge Map of Baltimore Harbor
Baltimore Bureau of Harbors
1930
$350.00Baltimore-Bureau-of-HarborsBureau-of-Harbors-Huge-Map-of-Baltimore-Harbor5 foot wide chart of Baltimore Harbor with insets of numerous shipping terminals. Second Edition. <br></br> Key features include: Sparrows Point Terminal, Fort Howard, Western Maryland Railway Port, Covington Terminals, Logan Field, Patapsco River. Insets include Canton Company and Canton Railroad Terminal; Upper Basin; and New Coal Pier and Old Coal Pier,
1443Coming Soon!DetailsRaggio, Antonio1939
Manuscript map of the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe
Raggio, Antonio
1939
$300.00Raggio--AntonioManuscript-map-of-the-Caribbean-island-of-GuadeloupeBeautiful manuscript map of Guadeloupe (Isla Guadalupe), part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the Isles des Saintes and Maria Galante Island. Fine detail with rivers, mountains, and cities identified. Includes a separate matching fact sheet on the island in Spanish. Both on light card stock. <br></br> By Antonio F. Raggio as one in a series of ink and watercolor maps on cards prepared for the Exposicion Filatelica Internacional 11th Congreso de la Union Postal Universal (World Postal Congress), held in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1939. It is likely that the manuscript cards were proof drawings or models for the engraving of stamps.
1412Coming Soon!DetailsStrickland, R.1990
Decorative map of Penobscot Bay, Maine
Strickland, R.
1990
$99.00Strickland--R-Decorative-map-of-Penobscot-Bay--MaineVery attractive etched map of west and east Penobscot Bay, Maine. On this very fine late 20th-century intaglio engraved print by R. Strickland geographic coverage includes Deer Island, Vinalhaven Island,and North Haven Island, with Camden, Rockport, and Rockland, Maine. The artist features lighthouses, breaching humpback whales, a fine compass rose, and in the upper right a puffing wind head. The Owls Head Light Station a 30-foot tall granite lighthouse built in 1826, marks the southern entrance of Rockland Harbor. <br></br> Beautifully conceived, engraved, and printed on heavy art paper resulting in a print of the finest quality. It is difficult to overstate the fine quality of this engraving, a truly beautiful item executed to the highest standards. Number 72 in a limited edition of 100.