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3599Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map focused on the Galapagos Islands (French ed.)
Moll, Herman
1699
$450.00Moll--HermanFirst-printed-map-focused-on-the-Galapagos-Islands-(French-ed-)French language version of this scarce map of the Galapagos Islands which is the <b>earliest printed map of the Galapagos</b>. This small antique engraved map was based on a manuscipt map drawn by <b>William Ambrosia Cowley</b>. Cowley was sailing master of a pirate ship captained by John Eaton in 1684 when they made landfall at the Galapagos Islands in the Pacific Ocean. Cowley's narrative of the voyage entitled 'Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe' was published in English in the 'COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL VOYAGES' by William Hacke from London in 1699. <br></br> In Cowley's manuscript journal he recorded his first observations of the Galapagos: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Then we came to an Anchor in a very good Harbour, lying toward the Northernmost end of a fine Island, under the Equinoctial Line: Here being great plenty of Provisions, as Fish, Sea and Land Tortoises, some of which weighed at least 200 Pound weight, which are excellent good Food. Here are also abundance of Fowls, viz. Flemingoes and Turtle Doves; the latter whereof were so tame, that they would often alight upon our Hats and Arms, so as that we could take them alive, they not fearing Man, until such time as some of our Company did fire at them, whereby they were rendered more shy." (Cowley, W.A., "Cowley's Voyage Around the Globe" <a href="http://www.galapagos.to/TEXTS/COWLEY.HTM#GalapagosSection" target="_blank">Internet</a>) </div> <br></br> <b>Cowley's Names of the Galapagos Islands from English Edition </b> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;margin: 2em;"> <li>King Charles's Island <li>Crossman's Island <li>Brattles Island <li>Sir Anthony Dean's Island <li>Eure's Island <li>Dassigneys Island <li>Bindlos's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Norfolk's Island <li>Duke of York's Island <li>Duke of Albemarle's Island <li>Sir John Narborough's <li>Cowley's enchanted Island <li>Earl of Abington's Island <li>Lord Cullpepper's <li>Lord Wamman's </ul>
1060Coming Soon!DetailsLoots, Johannes1708
Unrecorded Late Golden Age Dutch Sea Chart of the World
Loots, Johannes
1708
$125,000.00Loots--JohannesUnrecorded-Late-Golden-Age-Dutch-Sea-Chart-of-the-WorldPlease join us in September, 2018 at the San Francisco Map Fair to view this once-in-a-lifetime cartographic discovery. No doubt the most exciting acquisition we have made in our eight years online! <br></br> Previouly unrecorded nautical chart of the world by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots. Likely the only Dutch late Golden-Age unrecorded world nautical chart to surface in the 21st century. Differs from other sea charts of the period in that Loots places van Dieman's Land much farther east (13 degrees) than the others (Robijn, Roggeveen, Goos, Morden, Keulen, Wit, Doncker, Moxon, Halley) all of whom tend to place it at the longitude of the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula (de Fer an exception). <br></br> Not recorded in Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. Not found online. Not in AMPR. <br></br> Covers the entire world. Loot's newly-discovered chart with title cartouche in four languages suggests that Loot's planned to publish a new atlas and that Loot's was trying to expand his customer-base to include England, Spain, and France. This map: (1) Is the only known example of any world chart by Loots. (2) Is of a unique design found in no other world chart. (3) Includes tracks of explorers in the southern passage up to 1708, include le Maire, Schouten, Halley and "Vaisseau St. Louis, 1708" the last, just one year after Loots disolved a partnership with Antoni de Winter and Claas de Vries. (4) Is on Mercator's projection. (5) Shows the “Terre Austral du St. Espirit”. </div> Title in four languages: Dutch, English, French, and Spanish. French title refers to the numerous routes shown of prior explorations. <br></br> From Koeman's biography of Johanne's Loots (1665[6]-1726) we know Loots was born in Amsterdam and is not as is sometimes believed one of the two sons of Anthonie (Theunisz) Jacobsz who named themselves Lootsman to confuse cartographic researchers in future centuries. Loots served an apprenticeship under Hendrick Doncker .
3593Coming Soon!DetailsOttens, Ranier and Joshua1745
Spectacular antique chart of Mexico, Central America and South America
Ottens, Ranier and Joshua
1745
$1,150.00Ottens--Ranier-and-JoshuaSpectacular-antique-chart-of-Mexico--Central-America-and-South-AmericaCopper-engraved sea chart oriented with north to the left, showing the Pacific Ocean from Xalisco, Mexico, to Puerta Bairres in Chile (including Yucatan, Central America, the Western Caribbean and the Galapagos Islands). Columbia is shown in its entirety, along with a small piece of Venezuela. Includes well over 125 place names arranged in Portolan style. Finely engraved title cartouche with conquistadors, slaves, and putti set into an allegorical background. <br></br> Updated and corrected sea chart by Ottens, after Renard and de Wit from "Atlas van Zeevart en Koophandel door de Geheele Wereldt" (Amsterdam, 1745). The name of Louis Renard has been replaced by the names of Reinier and Joshua Ottens. Reinier and Joshua Ottens (1704-1765) were Dutch publishers, cartographers and map engravers. The family business was founded by their father Joachim, but the firm was most productive under the leadership of Reinier and Joshua.
3585Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Antique chart of the Gulf of Naples by Ayrouard
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$625.00Ayrouard--JacquesAntique-chart-of-the-Gulf-of-Naples-by-AyrouardBeautifully colored antique nautical chart of the Bay of Naples, Italy by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1746). From Ayrouard's scarce nautical atlas: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". <BR> </BR> This fine small-scale copperplate-engraved chart covers the entire Bay of Naples, including Mount Vesuvius, Vigo, Sorrento, and the islands of Ischia (Iscle), Procida (Procita), and Capri (Cabrita). Numerous windmills, guard towers, and other structures are noted. Shows much of Italy's justly famous Amalfi Coast as far to the north as the vicinity of Positano and Praiano. <BR> </BR> Mount Vesuvius is shown erupting. According to one source, relatively severe eruptions of Vesuvius occurred in 1660, 1682, 1694, 1698, 1707, 1737. The 1737 event brought disaster to the town of Torre del Greco. <BR> </BR> Little information exists on Ayrouard's background but like <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille. However, Ayrouard's port plans and charts are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (17"x11") and the extensively shaded topography are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's plans. <BR> </BR> Large compass rose with fleur-de-lis. Plate 35. With the royal privilege.
3586Coming Soon!DetailsAyrouard, Jacques1746
Scarce Port Plan details near the Bay of Naples
Ayrouard, Jacques
1746
$475.00Ayrouard--JacquesScarce-Port-Plan-details-near-the-Bay-of-NaplesBeautifully colored antique detailed nautical plans of four areas near the Bay of Naples, Italy by Jacques Ayrouard (Marseilles ca. 1746). From Ayrouard's scarce nautical atlas: "Recueil de Plusiers Plans des Ports et Rades et de Quelque Cartes Particulieres de la Mer Mediterranee". Includes the breakwater/wharf in Naples; the port of Pozzuoli; and two views of the "Cote Romaine" or Roman Coast south of Terracina. <BR> </BR> Little information exists on Ayrouard's background but like <a style="color:#9BAFCB" rel="nofollow" href= "/MichelotBremondBackground.aspx">Henry Michelot</a>, Ayrouard was a pilot of the French royal galley, the Reale, based in Marseille. However, Ayrouard's port plans and charts are very different from Michelot's earlier works. The much larger size (17"x11") and the extensively shaded topography are distinctive characteristics of Ayrouard's plans. <BR> </BR> Plate 34. With the royal privilege.
3577Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
MS 18th century hydrographic map of the Fayoum Region - Egypt - Arsinoe - Lake Moeris
Anonymous
1750
$17,000.00AnonymousMS-18th-century-hydrographic-map-of-the-Fayoum-Region---Egypt---Arsinoe---Lake-MoerisRare detailed, unsigned French manuscript hydrographic map of the Fayoum region of Egypt “the Land of the Lake” with Lake Moeris (Qarun). With an elevation view and floor plan of a building considered to be the "Labyrinthe" mentioned by Herodotus. Ca. 1720 - 1750. Possibly the earlest map to focus on the Fayoum reqion. <br></br> This 18th century MS map locates archaeological sites and features the extensive network of rivers, streams, and canals that emptied into Lake Moeris from the Nile River via the Bahr Yusuf canal. Shows seven smaller canals from the Bahr Yusuf emptying into "Lake Moeris ou de Caron Nomne a presant Lac de la Corne". The hydrography and naming (ex. "Lac de la Corne", "Chateau de Caron") are similar to <a href="https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531002007/f1.item.zoom" target="_blank">Claude Sicard's map of Egypt</a> copied in MS by Guillaume Delisle in 1726. <br></br> The Fayoum (also Fayum, Faioum) region was once the center of the cult of Sobek, an Egyptian deity associated with the crocodile. Medinet el-Faiyum or Shedet was the ancient regional capital. The town was called "Crocodilopolis" by the Greeks (renamed Arsinoë by the Romans). Camels and crocodile are shown near the southwest shore of the lake with several pyramids, grottos, ruins, and Coptic Christian sites. <br></br> The map wrongly identifies the Ptolomaic temple at Qasr Qaroun as the Labyrinth described by Herodotus. <br></br> French explorers who first visted the Fayoum region include Paul Lucas (1714-17), Jomard (1800), P.D. Martin (1801), and Linant de Bellefonds (1821). By 1800 Edme-Francois Jomard in "Emplacement de l'ancien lac Moaris et du Labyrinthe dans le Fayoum d'après tous les Auteurs" had correctly determined that the site of the Labyrinth lay not at Qasr Qaroun, but rather at a mud-brick temple near Hawara. Our estimated date of this map to the 18th century rests on this timeline and on dates of other maps from the same purchase.
3591Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of Coast of West Florida and Louisiana
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$1,800.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-Coast-of-West-Florida-and-LouisianaFine antique nautical chart and an important chart for the collector of Gulf Coast history. Geographic coverage on this antique chart extends from Sabine Pass, Texas ( Cabo del Norte ) to Appalachicola Bay in the Florida Territory. <br></br> This first-edition British copper-engraved navigational chart documents the lack of of knowledge about Chandeleur Sound (1775) where a note about the waters inside those barrier islands states "Shallow water with many small islands but very little known". In the later second state (not shown) the depiction of the sound is updated with greater detail (Breton Island, Grandgosier Island) and the placename "Bay of Spiritu Santu" fills in what we now call Chandeleur Sound. Bayou Lafourche is labeled "Chetimachas River" after the Chitimacha Indians who were known to inhabit the area near Donaldsonville, La. Barataria Bay is labeled "Lake Ouachas". <br></br> A decorative flotilla graces the middle of our chart, highlighting a dashed lne from west to southeast. That dotted line, Jeffery noted was, "The Flota's Track from la Vera Cruz [Mexico] to Havanna to avoid the Trade Winds". <br></br> Very attractive decorative compass rose. <br></br> From Sayer's and Bennett's atlas titled: "The West-India Atlas: or, a compendious description of the West-Indies: illustrated with forty one correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys." <br></br> Publishers attribution reads: "London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller. No 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feb.y 1775. According to Rumsey <div class="indenttextblock"> "Sayer and Bennet acquired his [Jefferys'] materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name (as they did with the American Atlas) in 1775. ( <a href="http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2795~310044:The-coast-of-Yucatan-from-Campeche-" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div>
3592Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of the Peninsula and Gulf of Florida.
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$2,000.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-the-Peninsula-and-Gulf-of-Florida-Fine first edition British navigational chart documents the Peninsula of Florida. Includes portions of the Bahamas with Grand Bahama Island, Great Abaco Island, Eleuthera, Nassau (Providence) and more. Tampa Bay clearly marked. <br></br> Much to inspect with a magnifying glass. Correctly shows the current from the Gulf Stream flowing from South to North. <br></br> From Sayer's and Bennett's atlas titled: "The West-India Atlas: or a compendious description of the West-Indies: illustrated with forty one correct charts and maps, taken from actual surveys." <br></br> Publishers attribution reads: "London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller. No 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feb.y 1775. According to Rumsey <div class="indenttextblock"> "Sayer and Bennet acquired his [Jefferys'] materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name (as they did with the American Atlas) in 1775. The heart of this atlas and the most detailed part is the sixteen sheet large chart and index sheet of the whole of the West Indies. ( <a href="http://www.davidrumsey.com/luna/servlet/detail/RUMSEY~8~1~2795~310044:The-coast-of-Yucatan-from-Campeche-" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div>
3594Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique nautical chart of Martinique West-India Atlas Jefferys Sayer
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
$900.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-nautical-chart-of-Martinique-West-India-Atlas-Jefferys-SayerFine, very desirable chart of Martinique (Martinico) in the the Caribbean Sea. A beautiful British-published chart based on hydrographic surveys by English engineers before 1775. Inset port plan of Cul de Sac Royal or Fort de France Bay. <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> Publishers attribution reads: "London. Printed for Rob.t Sayer, Map and Printseller. No 53 in Fleet Street as the Act directs 20th Feb.y 1775. <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.
3601Coming Soon!DetailsZatta, Antonio1788
Splendid antique map of Jamaica divided into parishes
Zatta, Antonio
1788
$400.00Zatta--AntonioSplendid-antique-map-of-Jamaica-divided-into-parishesAntique, hand-colored engraving, a decorative map of Jamaica drawn as though on a scroll, published in Antonio Zatta's 'Atlante Novissimo' as sheet IX in his twelve-sheet map of North America. With many engraved place names, rivers, mountains, etc. The island of Jamaica is divided into eighteen parishes including Portland, San Andrea, San Elisabet, and Westmoreland . Numerous place names, all in Italian. <br></br> Folio 9. Large compass rose.
3595Coming Soon!DetailsLaurie and Whittle1794
Antique Tide Calculator for the North Sea, Bay of Biscay, and the English Channel
Laurie and Whittle
1794
$450.00Laurie-and-WhittleAntique-Tide-Calculator-for-the-North-Sea--Bay-of-Biscay--and-the-English-ChannelFine antique volvelle for calculating the time of tides at numerous locations in the UK and on the coast of Europe. A volvelle or wheel chart is a type of calculator constructed from paper. Essentially, a very early and simple analog computer. With a rotating dial for Locations and Minutes. Outside the rotating dial, are fixed a 30 Day Circle and a 12 Hours Circle and Names of Places including Lizard Point, The Coast of Flanders, Tinmouth Bar, Flamborough Head, Calais, the River of Bordeaux, and many more. <br></br> On this scarce device the instructions read "To make use, you must place the Flower-de-Luce, or Index, to the Day of the Moon's age, on the circle of days and the Arrow, at the end of the line wherein the name is written, will point to the time of the Tides Flowing or Running that day, on the circle of hours." Published by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street. March 12, 1794.
3587Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Beautiful Antique Chart of Monterey Bay and Carmel Bay, California
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
$950.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupBeautiful-Antique-Chart-of-Monterey-Bay-and-Carmel-Bay--CaliforniaFirst French edition of this original antique early plan of Monterey Bay, Carmel, and Carmel Bay in California. This map is the earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel region. <br></br> Because this chart is the only one of Perouse's charts based on his own exploration some dealers consider this map to be a foundational map for all collectors of 18th century California cartography. <br></br> The fine hand-colored chart shows the very small town of Carmel with the Mission de St. Charles, and the Presidio at a distance. The map makes it possible to understand how the development of local transportation routes was impacted by the area's geography. Locates an anchorage (mouillage"), Pointe du Nouvel-an (New Year Point near Santa Cruz) and the Montagnes de St. Lucie. Rhumb lines in the bay with north oriented to the left. A scarce map of the area. <br></br> As a French explorer and naval officer la Perouse (1741-1788?) was tasked by King Louis XVI of France with completing the Pacific exploration begun by British Captain James Cook. Aboard the ships Astrolabe and Boussole, la Perouse and his crew mapped the west coast of North America and Alaska in 1786 and visited Easter Island and the Sandwich Islands ( Hawaii ). After reaching Australia's Botany Bay in 1788 his ships were lost at sea while searching for the Solomon Islands. <br></br> This map is from the French edition of the "Atlas du voyage de La Perouse". L. Aubert scripsit. Plate 34.
3600Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1800
Fine Antique Plan of Vienna, Austria
Luffman, John
1800
$180.00Luffman--JohnFine-Antique-Plan-of-Vienna--AustriaScarce and attractive antique copper-plate engraved map of Vienna, Austria by John Luffman. Luffman describes Vienna as: ". . . The capital of the Circle of Austria and of the German Empire: The residence of the Emperor. The city is small but the suburbs are large and magnificent, the population amounts to about 300,000. It is 565 miles E. of Paris and 680 E.S.E. of London…" <br></br> Key locations noted by Luffman include the Danube River, Nusdorf Gate, St. Mark's Gate, Lerchenfeld Gate, the Arsenal, the Hospital, the Carmelites, and the Cathedral. <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, October 1, 1800. Volume 1 . Number 63. <br></br>
3602Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1801
Antique French sea chart of northern Cuba and the Bahamas
Depot de la Marine
1801
$700.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-sea-chart-of-northern-Cuba-and-the-BahamasAuthentic, old French nautical chart, an attractive antique engraving with hand coloring ca. 1801. Inset plans include: <div class="indenttextblock">"Plan du Mouillage que forment les Cayesde Piedra, Mono, Monillo et autres ajacentes."</div> <div class="indenttextblock">"Plan du Mouillage que forment les Cayes Verde et Confites." <br></br> French 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. <br></br> "Carte Reduite d'Une Partie du Vieux Canal de Bahama st des Bancs Adjacents". Dated "l'An X" (10th year of the Revolutionary calendar). Published in Paris.
590Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1841
Pensacola Harbor
Blunt, E and G.W.
1841
$295.00Blunt--E-and-G-W-Pensacola-HarborSmall folding chart / map of Pensacola Harbor, Florida from 1841 published with other maps in Blunt's American Coast Pilot, 14th edition. The map include numerous soundings in feet. Named features on this copper-plate engraved antique chart include: one lighthouse ("revolving") , Santa Rosa Island, Deer Point, Tartar Point, Sandy Point and the very small town of Pensacola, Florida. <br></br> Printed by W. Hooker. Published by E. and G.W. Blunt, New York, 1841. Scale is displayed in statute miles.
1235Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1847
Antique chart of New Haven, Connecticut and New Haven Harbor
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1847
$550.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-chart-of-New-Haven--Connecticut-and-New-Haven-HarborRare, rolled, separately issued antique nautical chart of <b>New Haven, Connecticut</b> and harbor on the northern shore of Long Island Sound. Includes West Haven, and Fair Haven. Numerous depth soundings, aids to navigation and navigational hazards are noted such as Savin Rocks, New Haven Light, Quixes Ledge, Round Rock, and Sandy Point. Key features include Fort Wooster, Fort Hale, Farm River, Morris Cove, Mill River, and the Quinnipiac River. <br></br> Extensive sailing directions are included at right beginning: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Bring the Light House to bear E.N.E. and run for it until Fort Hale is in range with the larger of two Church Spires next each other in the village of Fair Haven. You will then be about 1/2 of a mile from the light in 3 fathoms water and a short distance from the buoy upon Adams Fall Ledge. S. 1/2 E. you will see the buoy on the S.W. ledge and still further to the Eastward the beacon on Quixes Ledge. Run into the harbor upon the above mentioned range (Fort Hale and the Spire) until the Light House bears S. by E. when you will be in 2 fathoms soft bottom. Then steer …" </div> <br /> Price when issued 15 cents. Triangulation by James Ferguson and Edmund Blunt in 1833. <br></br> This chart was printed ca. 1847 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around that time. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, preserving the original. Electrotype copy no. 3.
1138Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1850
Antique Rolled Chart of Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1850
$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Rolled-Chart-of-Hyannis-Harbor--MassachusettsFine and quite scarce antique chart of the Harbor of <b>Hyannis, Massachusetts</b> published in 1850 by the U.S. Coast Survey on heavy paper. Contains a list of dangers, a tide table, sailing directions, and two long elevation views of the East and West entrances to Hyannis Harbor as seen from sea. Key features include: Bishop and Clerks Rocks, Point Gammon, Gazette Rock, Gallatin Rocks, Senator Shoal, and Harbor Bluff. With numerous depth soundings and fine topographical detail on the coastal margins. Electrotype copy no. 2 by Mathiot. <br></br> Hyannis is the largest of seven villages comprising the town of Barnstable on <b>Cape Cod</b>. The town is best known as the presidential retreat for the Kennedy clan who spent any available downtime at the family compound in Hyannis Port. <br></br> This is a scarce, separately issued, rolled nautical chart of Hyannis, MA. on heavy paper, not the more common folded version on thin, trimmed paper that was issued with other charts in an annual report to Congress from the Coast Survey. <br></br> Under magnification fine detail is visible assuring the buyer of it's origin as an copperplate (electrotype) engraving. This chart was printed by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1850 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey newly adopted in mid-century and that resulted in incredibly fine detail without the work of re-engraving after every few hundred copies. <br></br> As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original.
1097Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1851
Antique U.S. Navy Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1851
$1,950.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-U-S--Navy-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed, hand-colored chart of San Francisco Bay from 1851, extending up the Sacramento river at top right to Sacramento, Suttersville, and Boston, CA and to Stockton, Stanislaus City and San Joaquin at bottom right. Along Napa Creek Ringgold drew the plan of the small town of Vallejo which he refers to as "Capitol of the State". Other town plans include Suisun City, Martinez, New York, and Benicia. The map carries a dedication to William H. Aspinwall, Esq. of New York City, a merchant and ship owner. <br ></br> Published two years after the beginning of the 49'er gold rush, this most interesting lithographed chart is notable for the fine detail shown along California's rivers, which include names for a number of islands and regions which had never before appeared on commercial maps. The Webster or Russian Embarcadero is shown, as is Presidio, Washington, Indian Villages, Doaks Ferry, Martins, Table Hill, Petaluma Creek, Mount Diablo and many smaller islands, creeks, points and other features. Alcatraz island is labeled simply "Alcatraces". <br ></br> Ringgold (1802-1867) was a officer in the U.S. Navy who had served aboard the brig Porpoise with the U.S. Exploring Expedition during Wilkes' surveys of the area in 1841 . Ringgold was promoted to Commander in July, 1849 and began his groundbreaking survey of the San Francisco Bay region, suddenly important because of the discovery of gold in the area. The survey began in August 1849, with Ringgold commanding the chartered brig Col. Fremont. Of the sources used to compile the map Guthorn notes: <div class="indenttextblock">"Ringgold's charts and sailing directions employed material extracted from the account by Fredrick William Beechy, the British explorer and naval officer whose narrative of the voyage to the Pacific and Behring Sea was published in 1831." (Guthorn, Peter. "U.S. Coastal Charts 1783-1861." Schiffer Publishing. 1984. p. 195)</div>
2545Coming Soon!DetailsMason, W.A.1860
Antebellum plan of lots at Main and Harvard Streets, Cambridgeport, Massachusetts
Mason, W.A.
1860
$500.00Mason--W-A-Antebellum-plan-of-lots-at-Main-and-Harvard-Streets--Cambridgeport--MassachusettsRare original manuscript plan of two lots in Cambridgeport, Mass. ca. 1860 by surveyor W.A. Mason. These two lots, owned by Harlow and by Fisher, were located at the intersection of Main Street and Harvard Street (the streets do not intersect today). <br></br> Main Street was also known as Causeway Street as it was once the site of a raised roadbed (causeway) across the Cambridge marsh. Cadastral information for the Fisher lot was copied from a much earlier plan by Peter Tufts. North oriented to bottom. <br></br> Includes Mason's blind stamp which notes the establishment of his firm in 1839. MS surveyor's number "1617". <br></br> The Causeway, begun July 15, 1792, ran over the course now occupied by Main Street in Cambridge and spanned the marsh from the West Boston Bridge (second bridge built across the Charles River; in the location of the current Longfellow Bridge) to Pelham’s Island (now in Cambridgeport), then consisting of about 20 acres of high ground. According to Holmes “the sides of the causeway are stoned, capstand, and railed; and on each side there is a canal 30 feet wide.” (Holmes, Abiel. The History of Cambridge. Samuel Hall: Cornhill, Boston. 1801. p. 4.)
3578Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Point Sal, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
$375.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPoint-Sal--CaliforniaRare U.S. Coast Survey chart of Point Sal, California. For the collector of California cartography, a special chart of Point Sal which lies on California's Pacific Coast somewhat midway between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo. Original copper-plate engraved chart 14" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper in total 30" x 26". Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 15 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Point Sal is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on quality oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S. The date appears at bottom left along with the map number "660", both to facilitate searching a the files. Chart no. 660.
3582Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Suisun Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
$500.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveySuisun-Bay--CaliforniaRare U.S. Coast Survey separately published chart of Suisun Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Suisun Bay which lies at the confluence of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, forming the entrance to the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. Dated within to 1867. With fine detail of interior topography not found a similar chart from the Coast Survey Atlas. Assumed to be the first edition. <br></br> The map covers from Benicia and the Karquines Strait in the west as far as Sherman Island in the east and from Grizzly Island south to the San Joaquin River. Includes countless depth soundings in feet, detailed notes on tides. Several towns and cities are identified, including Martinez, Benicia, and Collinsville. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 32" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 30" x 40". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price 75 cents when issued. <br></br> This chart of Suisun Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
3583Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Humboldt Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
$375.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyHumboldt-Bay--CaliforniaRare U.S. Coast Survey separately published chart of Humboldt Bay, California. For the collector of California cartography, a very special chart of Humboldt Bay which lies on the Pacific Coast of California just below the town of Eureka, CA. With a elevation profile view of Red Bluff Entrance to Humboldt Bay as it then appeared from 2 1/2 miles offshore and a small-scale chart of the entire Humboldt Bay environs. Second edition. Dated 1852 but probably printed around 1867. MS chart number in margin "632". <br></br> Towns shown include Humboldt, Eureka and Bucksport. Other features include the site of a proposed lighthouse and a beacon, Elk River, Indian Island, and Howard House in Humboldt. <br></br> This plate is not from the common 1867 Report of the Superintendent of the United States Coast Survey. The chart is an original copper-plate engraved chart 14" x 17" on a huge sheet of crisp surveyor's paper 30" x 26". Not an electrotype copy. This engraving was printed from the original hand-engraved copper plate. Evidence of a wide platemark. Price when issued 15 cents. <br></br> This chart of Humboldt Bay is unlike most Coast Survey charts we have handled. It is on crisp oversize paper and has not been folded into a Coast Survey atlas (nor was it printed for that purpose). The chart does not carrry the caveat at upper right "Electrotype Copy No. X". Based on that as well as by the markings on this chart and other items purchased in the same sales lot we feel there is a high probability that the chart was a surplus proof and or reference file copy of the U.S.G.S.
3603Coming Soon!DetailsPerthes, Justus1868
Map of Baja California
Perthes, Justus
1868
$120.00Perthes--JustusMap-of-Baja-CaliforniaOriginal geographical, German map of Baja California in 1868 for the Lower California Company with information taken from the expeditions of J. Ross Browne. In 1866 the Lower California Company purchased the Baja Peninsula from 24 degrees 20' to 31 degrees including both coasts of the peninsula. The company's intent was to colonize and exploit the lands. <br></br> From "Mittheilungen aus Justus Perthes' Geographischer Anstalt uber Wichtige Neue Erforschungen auf dem Gessammtgebiete der Geographie von Dr. A. Petermann, 1868." Roughly: "Communications from Justus Perthes Geographical Institute Concerning Important New Studies in the Whole Field of Geography by Dr. Augustus Petermann, 1868. Drawn by C. Hellfarthin. <br></br> Finely printed by Justus Perthes in blues and greys. <br></br>
3597Coming Soon!DetailsMultiple Authors1870
Lot 1. Surveys of lot and street plans from Cambridge, Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1870
$11,000.00Multiple-AuthorsLot-1---Surveys-of-lot-and-street-plans-from-Cambridge--MassachusettsA lot consisting of twenty-one lot and street plans from Cambridge Massachusetts and nearby areas. These plans represent work performed in the 1840’s through the 1880’s by local Cambridge area surveyors and engineers William A. Mason, J.G. Chase, E.F. Bowker, W.S. Barbour, and Alex Wadsworth. Artifacts include manuscript surveys, manuscript survey traces, and rare 19th century blueprints. Condition and size vary by item. <br></br> The lot highlight is: SC_Cam_1. Osgood Carleton [after]. PLAN OF THE CAUSEWAY OVER THE MARSH IN CAMBRIDGE EXHIBITING THE NAMES OF THE OWNERS AND THE QUANTITY OF LAND THROUGH WHICH IT PASSES INCLUDING MR JARVIS’S UPLAND SURVEYED AND PLATTED (by a scale of one chain to an inch) NOV 12TH 1792 BY OSGOOD CARLETON. COPIED FROM THE ORIGINAL BY W.A. MASON & CO. DEC. 20, 1855. MS ink surveyor’s collation number “1637”. Unrecorded antebellum manuscript cadastral plan of great historical value after an earlier plan in 1793 by well-known Boston surveyor Osgood Carleton. This is the best and only available detailed plan of the West Boston Bridge causeway from the Charles River to Pelham island. This is Mason’s true signed MS surveyor’s copy from a survey made by Osgood Carleton contemporaneously with the Causeway construction. Numerous and detailed pencil notations of ownership record based on Carleton's original survey. Measurements recorded in chains and links. <br></br> A very rare plan of the old Causeway stretching 3344 feet over wet marshland largely owned by Leonard Jarvis. The Causeway, begun July 15, 1792, ran over the course now occupied by Main Street in Cambridge and spanned the marsh from the West Boston Bridge (second bridge built across the Charles River; in the location of current the Longfellow Bridge) to Pelham’s Island (now in Cambridgeport), then consisting of about 20 acres of high ground.
3605Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George1872
Early Eldridge Harbor Chart of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport
Eldridge, George
1872
$1,150.00Eldridge--GeorgeEarly-Eldridge-Harbor-Chart-of-Salem--Beverly--Marblehead--Manchester--Gloucester--RockportScarce and early Eldridge coastal chart of Massachusetts from LYNN to HALIBUT POINT. Shows George Eldridge's (the founder) bold and distinctive style that mariners came to appreciate for its utility. <br></br> Includes the towns of Lynn, Swampscott, Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Manchester, Gloucester, Cape Ann, Rockport, and Annisquam. Includes extensive sailing directions. <br></br> Dated within to 1872. Published by S. Thaxter & Son, 125 State Street, Boston. <br></br> George Eldridge (1821-1900) was a fisherman, coastal pilot, and cartographer who published charts and coast pilots, some with his son George W., from the mid 1800's until his death . The Eldridges published their own charts in competition with the U.S. Coast Survey.
3598Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1880
19th century cadastral survey of lands near Lake Weir, Florida
Anonymous
1880
$500.00Anonymous19th-century-cadastral-survey-of-lands-near-Lake-Weir--Florida19th century manuscript cadastral survey map of lands near Lake Weir, Florida. Named locations include nearby Little Lake Weir, Bower Lake, Hamock Pond, Coon Pond, Silver Lake, Fig Lake, Saddleback Lake, Prospect Lake, a railroad depot. Ocklawaha is not named. Dates on this MS map including 1880 and 1898 suggest usage of the map over a long period. Names of property owners include Mitchell, Cooper, Taylor, and Williams, and many more. <br></br> Ocklawaha, north of Lake Weir is notorious as the location where the Barker-Karpis gang also known as the Ma Barker gang maintained a hideout at 3250 East Highway C-25. On January 16, 1935 the FBI opened fire on the house killing Ma Barker and her son Fred. The house has recently been moved off the property.
2556Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1886
19th Century Chart of San Francisco Harbour by the British Admiralty
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1886
$2,200.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-Office19th-Century-Chart-of-San-Francisco-Harbour-by-the-British-AdmiraltyLarge, antique rolled chart of San Francisco Bay and harbor by the British Admiralty after the U.S. Coast Survey. Coverage includes San Francisco and surrounding area as it existed in 1877, reprinted in 1886 with corrections. Top of chart contains two views of the entrance to the bay from the south and the north showing both steam and sail-powered vessels underway and at anchor. Noted points of interest include Oakland, Sausalito, Alcatraz Island, Yerba Buena Island, the Presidio, Mission de Delores, Table Mountain, San Leandro, Brooklyn, Alameda, and of course the Golden Gate (no bridge). <BR> </BR> London. Published at the Admiralty 1st Feb. 1883 Under the Superintendence of Captain Sir Frederic J. Evans R.N., K.C.B., F.R.S. Hydrographer. <BR> </BR> With the British Admiralty logo. Number 591. Last corrections 1886.
3589Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1889
Huge antique chart of New York Bay and Harbor
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1889
$3,250.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyHuge-antique-chart-of-New-York-Bay-and-HarborA spectacular large (48" high) antique nautical chart of New York Bay and Harbor from 1889. Beautiful hand coloring enhances the attractiveness of this scarce and fine engraving. Two sheets professionally joined. <br></br> This chart was printed in 1889 from an electrotype copy of the original hand-engraved copper plate, a process the U.S. Coast Survey adopted around 1850. As a soft medium, copper plates could only withstand print runs of perhaps 200 copies before the plates wore down. To enable larger print runs, a mold of the original plate was created in wax or another soft medium. Then, using an electro-chemical processs ( electrotyping ), the mold was coated with a metal layer, typically copper. Printers were then able to produce output from the new electrotype copper copy, while preserving the original. Electrotype copy number 3. <br></br> With the circular logo of the United States Coast and Geodetic Survey. Tables of lighthouses and lightships. Two inset coastal elevation views. Scale 1/40,000. Chart number 369. Published August, 1889. Plate number 1987. Price when issued: 75 cents.
3608Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1908
Large Chart of Mississippi River from the Passes to New Orleans
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1908
$450.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeLarge-Chart-of-Mississippi-River-from-the-Passes-to-New-OrleansFine British Admiralty chart of the Mississippi River from Nine Mile Point above New Orleans, south to the Mississippi River passes. Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of late 19th century Admiralty charts. <br></br> New Orleans shown with the mid-city area only partially built out. Virtually no development on the West Bank. Well before the bridges were built. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1903, and updated with corrections after that. From the copper plate engraved by Davies & Co. Sold by J.D. Potter. Dated to 1908 by the note regarding magnetic variation. <br></br> Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Published from London on Nov 6, 1903 . Number 3382.
3588Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George W.1914
Iconic Antique Chart of Provincetown, Mass.
Eldridge, George W.
1914
$450.00Eldridge--George-W-Iconic-Antique-Chart-of-Provincetown--Mass-Elegant, simple and useful early 20th-century antique nautical chart of Provincetown, Massachusetts on the island of Cape Cod, Mass. Very attractive hand coloring. Features include Race Point, Wood End Bar, North Truro, Clapp's Pond, Herring Cove, Shank Painter Pond; and the Highland, Crow Hill, and Peaked Hill Life Saving Stations. <br></br> Much useful information including soundings, anchorages, ranges, buoys, and bottom composition are presented by Eldridge in a clear graphic style that would have been appreciated by and helpful to mariners. For instance, this chart of Provincetown, MA. is printed with bold black coastal outlines that would have been much easier to read under poor lighting conditions. Lighthouses, bouys, and other aids to navigation are highlighted in red. Bottom composition is presented according to an attached table of abbreviations. <br></br> By George W. Eldridge (1845-1914), son of George Eldridge (1821-1900) fisherman, coastal pilot, and cartographer who published charts and coast pilots from the mid 1800's until his death. The Eldridges published their own charts in competition with the U.S. Coast Survey. Published by Wilfrid O. White of Boston, Massachusetts. White was Eldridge's son-in-law who contnued to sell Eldridge's charts after his death until 1932. <br> ( Source: Guthorn, Peter. United State Coastal Charts: 1783 - 1861. Exton, Pennsylvania. 1984. p. 12. ). <br></br> Attribution reads: 'AUTHORIZED and PUBLISHED By Geo. W. Eldridge, Kelvin & Wilfrid O. White Co. 112 State Street, Boston. 38 Water Street, New York ' Number 49 in Eldridge's book of harbor charts.
3607Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Large Chart of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
$250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeLarge-Chart-of-Charleston-Harbor--South-CarolinaFine British Admiralty chart of Charleston Harbor, South Carolina based on U.S.C.G.S. charts to 1914. This edition with corrections to 1918. Named features Include Folly Island, Morris Island, James Island, Sullivan Island, and the Isle of Palms. From the copper plate engraved by J & C Walker. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1869, and updated with correctiosn after that. <br></br> Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Published from London on April 1, 1869 . Number 2324
3606Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1965
Chart of Baja California and Sea of Cortez
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1965
$250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Baja-California-and-Sea-of-CortezA very popular chart here at RareCharts. <br></br> This authentic British nautical chart includes the states of Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sonora, Mexico and the Sea of Cortez. This large chart will make a very attractive, unusual, and affordable gift for anyone with an interest in fishing or boating in the vicinity of Baja California. Numerous well-known fishing spots are noted including: San Jaime Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Outer Gorda Bank, Finger Bank, and Morgan Bank. Two inset profiles of Cabo San Lucas. Last corrections from 1965. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1879, and updated numerous times after that. Coverage includes the entire Baja Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Contains detailed names of the numerous rivers, lights, capes, and bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. For example: Todos Santos Bay, Rosario Bay, Boca de Santo Domingo, Port San Bartolome, Cape San Lazaro, Santa Margarita Island, Lusitania Bank, Magdalena Bay, Pescadero Point, San Jose del Cabo Bay, Ceralbo Island, and San Jose Island. <br></br> Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Published from London on April 9, 1879 (later edition). Number 2324