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3646Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1620
Scarce antique print of fantastical lobsters attacking a shipwrecked crew at Ludia
Anonymous
1620
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$200.00AnonymousScarce-antique-print-of-fantastical-lobsters-attacking-a-shipwrecked-crew-at-LudiaAntique copper engraved plate of fantastical crustaceans attacking a shipwrecked crew in the shallows. After van Linschoten's account of the grounding of the ship St. Jacques in 1568 off the island of Ludia near Cabo Correntes in Mozambique, Africa. Ca. 1620. Engraved by P.K. <br></br> Cape Correntes was regarded by early Portugese mariners as one of the most terrifying obstacles facing sailing ships in the Indian Ocean. It is named after the exceptionally fast southward current that passes here. It is also a confluence point of winds, with the capacity to produce violent gusts. Guinote estimated that 30% of the ships lost in the yearly Portuguese India Armadas in the 16th and 17th centuries capsized around Cape Correntes, more than any other location. (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_Correntes)
1481Coming Soon!DetailsBlaeu, Johannes1645
North Polar Region or Regiones Sub Polo Arctico
Blaeu, Johannes
1645
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$1,900.00Blaeu--JohannesNorth-Polar-Region-or-Regiones-Sub-Polo-ArcticoBeautiful engraved map of the North Polar region with fine color. With rhumb lines radiating from the North Pole, a large title cartouche, two figures and numerous wind heads, compass roses, ships and an additional vignette of explorers. Arctic animals shown include a polar bear and foxes. With Backer's coat-of-arms in "Nova Britannia." French text on verso regarding the "Pole Arctique". <br></br> Blaeu's map of the North Pole region is a close copy of Jansson's Nova et Accurata Poli Artici based on the arctic map of Barentsz, Baffin, and others. This is state two of the map with Willem Backer's coat-of-arms.
3664Coming Soon!Detailsvan Keulen, Johannes1687
Surprising Dutch Chart of the West Indies and Gulf Coast
van Keulen, Johannes
1687
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$2,900.00van-Keulen--JohannesSurprising-Dutch-Chart-of-the-West-Indies-and-Gulf-CoastVisually disconcerting and exciting Dutch nautical chart of the Gulf Coast and West Indies. This fine and very collectable sea chart is oriented with north to the right. By Johannes van Keulen. Second state.
3599Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1699
First printed map focused on the Galapagos Islands (French ed.)
Moll, Herman
1699
LOC:52
$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>
3637Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1701
Moll's fine map of Terra Firma or Northern South America
Moll, Herman
1701
LOC:77
$250.00Moll--HermanMoll-s-fine-map-of-Terra-Firma-or-Northern-South-AmericaHerman Moll's scarce map of Terra Firma and the Caribbean Islands. No sale of this item is recorded in AMPR in the last 17 years. <br></br> Covers from Cuba south as far as the Amazon River. Includes the modern day nations of Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Guyana and Brazil. Moll notes the city of Manoa and the location of El Dorado (lost city of gold) west of the Prime or Parima Lake. <br></br> During Spain's New World Empire, its mainland coastal possessions bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico were referred to collectively as the Spanish Main. The southern portion of these coastal possessions were known as the Province of Tierra Firme ( Terra Firma ), or the "Mainland province". (Source Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Province_of_Tierra_Firme) <br></br> From Moll's "A System of Geography: Or A New and Accurate Description of the Earth In all its Empires, Kingdoms and States" (London), 1701.
3643Coming Soon!DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1702
Coronelli's rare chart of England from Portland to the Lizard
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1702
LOC:77
$500.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-rare-chart-of-England-from-Portland-to-the-LizardRare engraved chart from Coronelli's "Teatro della Guerra" shows the east coast of England (Provincia di West) from Portland Bill in Dorset to the Lizard in Cornwall. Features shown include Torbay, Dartmouth, the Isle of Wight and much more. A fine addition to any collection of coastal charts of England. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from the <b>Isole Britanniche</b> volume of the Teatro della Guerra.
3615Coming Soon!DetailsBodenher, Gabriel1704
Attractive antique birds-eye view of the Oresund with Kronborg Castle and Copenhagen
Bodenher, Gabriel
1704
LOC:77
$325.00Bodenher--GabrielAttractive-antique-birds-eye-view-of-the-Oresund-with-Kronborg-Castle-and-CopenhagenFine antique birds-eye view of the Oresund, the sound that separates Seeland (Denmark) from Schonen (Sweden). The copperplate-engraved view by Gabriel Bodenher is from the perspective of a viewer looking south into the north entrance of the Oresund. At the right are Helsingor, Kronborg Castle (Cronenburg), and Copenhagen. At left on the east side of the sound lie Helsingborg (Ellingburg), Landskrona (Lands Croon) and Malmo. Warships bearing flags of several nations are underway heading south in the direction of Copenhagen. <br></br> Gabriel Bodenehr (1673- 1765) was a German map maker and member of a famous family of Augsburg engravers and publishers. Bodenher is best known for his main work, Atlas Curieux, first published in 1704.
1060Coming Soon!DetailsLoots, Johannes1708
Unrecorded Late Golden Age Dutch Sea Chart of the World
Loots, Johannes
1708
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$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 Diemen'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 van Diemen's Land at the longitude of the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula (de Fer an exception). One possible explanation for the mis-alignment is that Hendrik Doncker never included van Diemen's Land on his charts, and as Doncker's apprentice, Loots was never required to deal with that area. <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 (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”. <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 .
3672Coming Soon!DetailsFrezier, Amedee1717
Plan of the anchorage at Ilo, Peru
Frezier, Amedee
1717
LOC:77
$125.00Frezier--AmedeePlan-of-the-anchorage-at-Ilo--PeruFrezier's plan of the Peruvian port city of Ilo (Ylo), the capital of Ylo province. Frezier made a reconnaisance mission to the coast of South America from 1712-1714. Posing as a trader or merchant captain, Frezier sketched harbor defenses and gathered information on the military preparedness of each port visited. <br></br> Includes a coastal elevation view and several drawings of a mill probably for sugar cane. Key at top right relates to locations identified on the plan. North is oriented to the left. <br></br> Amédée Frézier (1682 – 1773) was an French explorer, military engineer, mathematician, and spy. This plan of Ylo, Peru is from Frezier's 1717 account of his travels published in French in 1717: "Relation du voyage de la mer du Sud, aux côtes du Chili, du Pérou et de Brésil, fait pendant les années 1712, 1713, et 1714".
3660Coming Soon!DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1719
Neat antique view of Iceland
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1719
LOC:77
$175.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonNeat-antique-view-of-IcelandManneson-Mallet's small and very interesting view of Hecla a volcano on Iceland, a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Hekla (Hecla) is a large and active volcano on the south of Iceland, part of a 40 mile long volcanic ridge.
3673Coming Soon!DetailsMoll, Herman1720
Antique Chart of the west coat of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru
Moll, Herman
1720
LOC:77
$250.00Moll--HermanAntique-Chart-of-the-west-coat-of-Panama--Colombia--Equador--and-PeruCompact antique chart of the west coast of Panama, Colombia, Equador, and Peru by Herman Moll <br></br> <b>Herman Moll</b> (1654-1732) was a publisher, cartographer, and engraver who operated a book and map store in London.
3633Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1740
Nice French antique map of Saudi Arabia, Red Sea, Persian Gulf
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1740
LOC:77
$320.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasNice-French-antique-map-of-Saudi-Arabia--Red-Sea--Persian-GulfStriking and beautifully engraved map of Arabia, the Red Sea, and the Persian Gulf. Decorative compass rose and scroll-work title cartouche. The area shown on this fine original map is currently territory of these states: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Iraq, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Oman and more. <br></br> Published by Jacques Bellin by order of the Count de Maurepas (Jean-Frédéric Phélypeaux 1701-1781) who served as France's Minister of Marine from 1723-1749. By his recommendations to Louis XVI delaying economic and administrative reforms, Maurepas was partially responsible for the governmental crises that led to the French Revolution. <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 that covered the coasts and important port cities of the known world.
3674Coming Soon!DetailsPrice, Charles1743
Chart of the Island of Hispaniola and Windward Passage
Price, Charles
1743
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$1,375.00Price--CharlesChart-of-the-Island-of-Hispaniola-and-Windward-PassageFine British chart of Hispaniola (Haiti/Dominican Republic) with eastern Cuba and the southern Bahamas. Contains two compass half roses. By Charles Price, a publisher, globe and instrument maker, and engraver. <br></br> Although printed in 1743, the chart has cartographic inspiration back to "Chart if the Iland of Hispaniola with the Windward Passage from Jamaica…" by William Fisher (1689), John Thornton (1698), several Mounts and Pages." <br></br> Charles Price apprenticed to John Seller and he planned to published a maritime atlas covering the whole world, but the venture was not a success and was never completed. Price was a debtor in Fleet Street Prison at the end of 1731. After Price's death (ca. 1733) his plates passed to Mount & Page, who added their names lower left. Sold by William Mount and Thomas Page, Tower Hill, London. <br></br> This map is from the The English Pilot. The Fourth Book "Describing the West-India Navigation, from Hudson’s Bay to the River Amazones. Particularly Delineating The Coasts, Capes, Headlands, Rivers, Bays, Roads, Havens, Harbours, Streights, Rocks, Sands, Shoals, Banks, Depths of Water, and Anchorage, with all the Islands therein; as Jamaica, Cuba, Hispaniola, Barbadoes, Antigua, Bermudas, Porto Rico, and the Rest of the Caribee and Bahama Islands." The first edition of that atlas in 1689 was the first English atlas to include only of American waters up to that time.
3625Coming Soon!DetailsChurchill, Awnsham1744
Earliest engraved view of Hanoi, Vietnam
Churchill, Awnsham
1744
LOC:88
$495.00Churchill--AwnshamEarliest-engraved-view-of-Hanoi--VietnamA fine example of the earliest engraved view of Hanoi, Vietnam. Shows important buildings in Hanoi of the time identified in the key at center left: Sandy Bay, the King's Arsenal, the King's Elephants Stables and the English and Dutch Factories. Contains interesting representations of indigenous rowed galleys of that era. <br></br> This antique view, "The City of Cha-Cho the Metropolis of Tonqueen", is a copper-plate etched print, by Samuel Baron. Baron published his account of mid-17th century Hanoi in 'A Description of the Kingdom of Tonqueen, by Samuel Baron, A Native Thereof'. Published from London in 1744 by Awnsham and John Churchill. Page 122.
3593Coming Soon!DetailsOttens, Ranier and Joshua1745
Spectacular antique chart of Mexico, Central America and South America
Ottens, Ranier and Joshua
1745
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$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
LOC:88
$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
LOC:88
$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.
3639Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1747
Scarce antique map of the Mississippi River
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1747
LOC:88
$800.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasScarce-antique-map-of-the-Mississippi-RiverBellin's fine map from 1747 focusing on the Red River and the Mississippi River. Full of interesting notes (in French) about the rivers, habitations, and native American tribes. Includes an inset of the area surrounding Fort St. Jean [Baptiste] a military post on the Red River in Natchitoches, Louisiana (founded by French Canadians in 1716). Shows the channel upstream of the fort was partially dammed by a tangle of uprooted trees. <br></br> Coverage extends southward along the Mississippi River almost as far as Baton Rouge. <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 that covered the coasts and important port cities of the known world.
3577Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1750
MS 18th century hydrographic map of the Fayoum Region - Egypt - Arsinoe - Lake Moeris
Anonymous
1750
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$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 earliest 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.
3631Coming Soon!DetailsAnville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'1751
Mid eighteenth-century French map of the Province of Quito
Anville, Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'
1751
LOC:88
$350.00Anville--Jean-Baptiste-Bourguignon-d-Mid-eighteenth-century-French-map-of-the-Province-of-QuitoFine example of the single sheet version of Pedro Vicente Maldonado's map of the Province of Quito, one of the most important regional maps of South America published in the 18th Century. Includes the triangular network of survey lines la Condamine utilized in his survey. <br></br> The map is a reduced version of Maldonado's 4 sheet map published in Paris in 1750. This single sheet version was incorporated in La Condamine's authoritative account of the Spanish-French Geodesic Mission to the area, often referred to as the "la Condamine expedition". <br></br> This map was drawn by Jean-Baptiste Bourguinon d'Anville, one of the most celebrated French cartographers, and engraved by Guillaume Delahaye. This map was commissioned by Mr. de la Condamine to be included in his Journal du voyage fait par ordre du roi à l'équateur, servant d'introduction historique à la 'Mesure des trois premiers degrés du méridien', which was published in Paris by l'Imprimerie Royale in 1751. <br></br> Focused on what is today Equador, the map extends from Jaen on the Rio Maranon in what is now northern Peru, all the way northwards to Popayan (Colombia), and runs from the Pacific coast over the Andes to include the upper reaches of the Amazon Basin. Includes important cities such as Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, Popayan and Esmereldas. This vast area was one of the most challenging in the world to map, as it included thousands of square miles of coastal plains, volcanic peaks, and swamps.
3634Coming Soon!DetailsBuache, Philippe1753
Antique maps of the Seine River
Buache, Philippe
1753
LOC:77
$325.00Buache--PhilippeAntique-maps-of-the-Seine-RiverTwo informative mid eighteenth-century maps of the Seine River on one sheet. The smaller-scale main map covers the Seine's course from Paris, past numerous tributaries, past Pistres (modern Pîtres), to Pont de l'Arche. The bridge at Pont de l'Arche was erected in the 9th century by Charles the Bald who believed that a fortified bridge in that location would prevent Viking longships from sailing upriver. <br></br> A larger inset map at larger scale shows the river flowing from Pistres, with a "Palais Royal" to Rouen with greater detail given to the topography and to depictions of the many islands inhabiting the river. Of particular interest is L'île aux Boeufs (then Isle de Oissel). <br></br> Verso is blank. From Memoire de l'Academy Vol 20. Page 109. By Philippe Buache, Member of the Academy of Sciences and "Premier Geographe du Roi".
3659Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Antique port plan of Acapulco, Mexico
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754
LOC:77
$185.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-port-plan-of-Acapulco--MexicoJ.N. Bellin's neat antique plan of the walled fort, port and harbor at Acapulco, Mexico. Includes a French-language key to fourteen principal locations on the plan including Fort San Diego with 100 pieces of cannon, four new bastions lining the bay, and on the south side of the bay- two trees where the Manilla Galleon attaches a cable (rope) for mooring. <br></br> North is oriented to the left. Page 195.
3596Coming Soon!DetailsPopple, Henry1755
A Map of the British Empire In America
Popple, Henry
1755
LOC:52
$3,200.00Popple--HenryA-Map-of-the-British-Empire-In-AmericaBeautiful, original hand-colored example of the Covens and Mortier (Dutch) edition of Henry Popple's key map of North America. Made under the auspices of Britain's Lords Commisioners of Trade and Plantations. <br></br> The index sheet or key map for Henry Popple's great 20-sheet map, the most important of its time. According to R.V. Tooley "This was the best and most detailed map issued up to this date [1733]." (Tooley, R.V. Maps and Map Makers. p 114.) Published from Amsterdam in 1741 by Covens and Mortier. An important endorsement by Sir Edmund Halley (famous for the eponymous comet) in the bottom right reads in part: <div class="indenttextblock">" I have see the abovementioned map which as far as I am judge seems to have been laid down with great accuracy and to show the position of the different provinces and islands in that part of the globe more truly than any yet extant." </div> <BR/> In upper left and right hand corners of Popples key map are insets of Niagara Falls, Mexico City, Quebec and New York City. At right is a column of 18 plans of ports, harbors and islands including Boston, Cartagena, Charleston, Bermuda, New York, and Annapolis. The map is richly embellished with a title cartouche featuring Native Americans, monkeys, a crocodile and a scene of European traders. Numerous ships and sea battles are shown throughout the oceans that are hachured and arrows depict current directionality. Engraved by Johannes Condet. <br></br> Popple's personal history is poorly known. McCorkle states <div class="indenttextblock">"… he came from a family whose members had served the Board of Trade and Plantations for three generations, a connection that must have been a factor in his undertaking the map, his only known cartographic work. As Popple had no training or experience as a mapmaker he used available manuscript and printed maps as his sources ... ".</div>
3650Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1762
Antique French harbor chart of Havana, Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1762
LOC:51
$1,350.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-harbor-chart-of-Havana--CubaStriking, original harbor chart and plan of the bay, town and forts of Havana, Cuba as they existed before 1762. Bellin identifies forty-five important locations in and around Havana and denotes their location on the plan alphabetically. Created by order of the Duc du Choiseul, French Minister of War. <br></br> With three inset plans "Le Fort du Maure" (Morro Castle, or more correctly- Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro), Fort de la Pointe (Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta), and Le Vieux Chateau (Castillo de la Real Fuerza) with 22 pieces of cannon. In 1762, after the Siege of Havana, the British captured all of Havana including the forts. All were returned to Spain a year later under terms of the Treaty of Paris. <br></br> This fine antique chart is from Nicolas Bellin, 1762, working for France's Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine. <br></br> With the circular anchor logo of the Depot de la Marine. Price when issued dix huit (18) Sols. No. 69.
3655Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1762
Antique plan of the Port de Baracoa, Cuba
Jefferys, Thomas
1762
LOC:77
$300.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-plan-of-the-Port-de-Baracoa--CubaA scarce antique copperplate-engraved chart of the Bay of Honey (Playa de Miel) and Port of Baracoa on Cuba's eastern tip. Baracoa is the oldest Spanish settlement in Cuba and was its first capital. The plan shows less than one dozen structures whereas in 2004, the municipality of Baracoa had a population of over eighty thousand. <br></br> This scarce English chart was published in 1762 by the prolific British engraver and publisher Thomas Jefferys (ca.1710-1771) in "A Description of the Spanish Islands and Settlements on the Coast of the West Indies, compiled from Authentic Memoirs, Revised by Gentlemen who have Resided Many Years in the Spanish Settlements". <br></br> Scale in sea leagues. At sea, a league is three nautical miles (3.45 miles). Plate 21. Page 84.
3640Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1763
Scarce mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Mississippi River passes.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1763
LOC:77
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasScarce-mid-eighteenth-century-antique-map-of-the-Mississippi-River-passes-Very attractive early French maritime map shows the mouth of the "Fleuve St. Louis" or Mississippi River in Louisiana. Noted locations include Passe a la Loutre and Isle de la Fort de Balise. <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . With soundings at the key passes into the Gulf of Mexico. Lacks latitude and longitude scales. North is oriented to the top left of map. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (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. 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. Tome I No. 38.
3657Coming Soon!DetailsMasi, Tommaso Gio.1763
Plan of the walled city of Santo Domingo.
Masi, Tommaso Gio.
1763
LOC:77
$350.00Masi--Tommaso-Gio-Plan-of-the-walled-city-of-Santo-Domingo-Scarce engraved antique nautical plan (after Thomas Jefferys) of the walled town of Santo Domingo on the island of Hispaniola. With a legend explaining numerous important locations on the plan including Fort San Girolamo, the Catherdral, and the Palace of Christopher Columbus (Cristoforo Colombo). Includes the bar across the entrance to the Ozama River as well as suggested anchorages within the river. Details on roads surpasses what is typical for nautical plans of this era. Italian text. <br></br> Orignally published in the Gazzetiere Americano, from Livorno, Italy. Contains a few depth soundings and notations of the composition of the sea bottom, important to navigators who had to rely heavily on lead-line measurements for safe passage. Engraved by Giusepe Pazzi and drawn by Viol. Vanni.
2535Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Intresting antique plan of Cartagena Colombia
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:88
$250.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasIntresting-antique-plan-of-Cartagena-ColombiaA very interesting plan of the walled city of Cartagena, Colombia in South America with North oriented to the bottom left. Cartagena was an important hub of the Spanish empire in South America. The plan includes a key at top that identifies the important public buildings, numerous churches, powder magazine, prison and fortifications. Unlike other maps and plans of the period this map provides little detail of the hydrographic nature of the surrounding bay. <br></br> Cartagena, a major port, was founded in 1533, and named after Cartagena, Spain, which in turn was named after Carthage in Tunisia. Settlement in the region around Cartagena Bay by various indigenous peoples dates back to 4000 BC. During the Spanish colonial period Cartagena served a key role in administration and expansion of the Spanish empire. <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's "Le Petit Atlas Maritime: Recueil de Cartes et de Plans des Quatre Parties du Monde" (Small maritime atlas: collection of maps and charts of the four parts of the world), in five volumes containing 581 maps in total.
3641Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Fine mid eighteenth-century antique map of the Georgia coast.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:77
$450.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasFine-mid-eighteenth-century-antique-map-of-the-Georgia-coast-This early French maritime map shows the coast of Georgia in the United States. Coverage ranges from Saint Helena Island in the north to past St. Augustine in the south and includes the road "chemin" linking the two locations. Our copper-plate engraved map includes Augusta, Savannah, Jekyll Island, Talbot Island, Sapelo and Saint Simon's Island in Georgia; and St. Augustine, Florida. Prominently features those rivers which would have been important travel routes to the interior: St. John's River, Altahama River, Ogeechee River and the Savannah River along with many smaller waterways. <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . With latitude and longitude scales and a large decorative compass rose with rhumb lines. North is oriented to the top of map. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (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. 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. Tome I No. 38.
3642Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Neat French antique map of St. Augustine, Florida and harbor.
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:77
$400.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasNeat-French-antique-map-of-St--Augustine--Florida-and-harbor-Fine small French navigation chart of the port and harbour of St. Augustine, Florida ca. 1764 from Bellin's "Petit Atlas Maritime". Anastasia Island, directly offshore the harbor is titled "Isle de Matance ou St. Anastasie". Shows the entrance to the harbor encircled by shallow sand-banks with a tower ("balise") serving as a navigational aid. Other features noted by Bellin include an "Eglise des Indiens" or church for native americans; the fort- Castillo de San Marcos; a monastery; the "Riviere Diego" now the Tolomato River; and "Riviere St. Sebastien" . <br></br> From J.N. Bellin's master work <b>Le Petit Atlas Maritime</b> . North is oriented to the top. Uncolored. <br></br> French hydrographer <b>Jacques Nicolas Bellin</b> (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. The "Petit Atlas Maritime Recueil De Cartes et Plans Des Quatre Parties Du Monde" was probably the best compilation of plans of maritime towns and harbors of its time. Tome I No. 39.
3675Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique chart of the harbor, town, and fort at Plymouth, England
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:7
$295.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique--chart-of-the-harbor--town--and-fort-at-Plymouth--EnglandFine mid eighteenth-century French navigation port plan and map of Plymouth, England. A key with seventeen items provides information on the precise location of important governmental, ecclesiastical, and commercial sites as well a provides the location of major gates or access-control locations. This is a larger-scale plan covering a smaller area that Bellin's related smaller-scale "Carte de la Port de Plimouth" of Plymouth Sound. <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. 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. Tome IV No 11.
3676Coming Soon!DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1764
Antique chart of Plymouth Sound in England
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1764
LOC:7
$295.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-chart-of-Plymouth-Sound-in-EnglandAttractive small French navigation port plan and map of Plymouth Sound and the town of Plymouth, England. Numerous depth soundings, anchorages, shallow areas, and navigational hazards are noted by Bellin throughout this fine antique chart. <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. 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. Tome IV No 10.0
3647Coming Soon!DetailsVaugondy, Robert de1772
Antique map on travels of Captain Cluny
Vaugondy, Robert de
1772
LOC:88
$180.00Vaugondy--Robert-deAntique-map-on-travels-of-Captain-ClunyMap by Vaugondy to illustrate the mythical voyage of Captain Cluny. In 1769 Alexander Cluny published "The American Traveller: or, Observations on the Present State, Culture and Commerce of the British Colonies in America, in a Series of Letters... by an Old and Experienced Trader." The map, based on Cluny's supposed observations depicts North America from above the Arctic Circle, to the Gulf of Mexico, including an early exaggerated depiction of present day Alaska. <br></br> The most interesting feature is perhaps Cluny's supposed Northwest Passage extending from Repulse Bay to the mythical Arctic Cape Fowler. To the east is Greenland, Iceland, the western part of the European continent, and the northern portion of Africa. <br></br> This map is part of the 10 map series prepared by Vaugondy exploring the mapping of North American and specifically the Northwest Passage. The copper-plate engraved map was part of an early study in comparative cartography.
3591Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of Coast of West Florida and Louisiana
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
LOC:
$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
LOC:
$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
LOC:
$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.
3624Coming Soon!DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of the Turks Islands and Turks Islands Passsage
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
LOC:
$900.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-the-Turks-Islands-and-Turks-Islands-PasssageA fine original antique British chart of the <b>Turks Islands</b> in the Caribbean Sea engraved by Thomas Jefferys. Covers Grand Turk Island, Salt Key, Sand Key, Cotton Island, Pelicans Island, and others in the vicinity. A foundational map for collectors, it is the earliest obtainable sea chart to focus solely on the Turks Islands, today a British Overseas Territory. (Note: The Caicos Islands are not included on this chart.) <br></br> Shows rocks, banks, reefs, shoals, anchorages, "Salt Rakers Huts" on the 2 main islands, rhumb lines. Printing done from a hand-engraved copper plate by Jefferys. <br></br> At Sand Key at point "A", on the Southern Bluff, a note reveals <div class="indenttextblock"> " Upon this bluff (Sand Key) the French, after the late Peace, erected a Sea Mark which they were soon obliged to demolish."</div> <BR/> The chart is from the scarce <b>first edition 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> 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." Author: 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.
3666Coming Soon!DetailsAvery, Joseph1779
Rare chart of the Channel Islands after Joseph Avery
Avery, Joseph
1779
LOC:57
$4,200.00Avery--JosephRare-chart-of-the-Channel-Islands-after-Joseph-AveryUnrecorded French chart of Îles de la Manche in the English Channel- the Normandy coast and Channel Islands after the survey of Joseph Avery. Islands include Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Herm, and Sark. <br></br> Though similar to Beaurain's chart of 1757, no copy of this very attractive work after Avery is found online nor in AMPR. No copy of Avery's own original survey is found anywhere but his work should be dated between 1721 and 1742. <br></br> Joseph Avery was born in Scotland and is known to have charted the southern coast of England ca. 1721 and to have published a "well approved" map of that work. Avery emigrated to Charleston, SC where he worked as a ship builder and was hired in 1742 as surveyor to the Georgia province. (Cadle, Farris W. Georgia Land Surveying History and Law. University of Georgia Press. 1991. Pages 4-26) <br></br> J.F.W. DeBarres chart of the Coast Rivers and Inlets of the Province of Georgia (1780) is credited to be after the work of Joseph Avery and others.
3648Coming Soon!DetailsProbst, Georg Balthasar1780
Fine vue d'optique of Constantinople now Istanbul
Probst, Georg Balthasar
1780
LOC:88
$375.00Probst--Georg-BalthasarFine-vue-d-optique-of-Constantinople-now-IstanbulFine antique 'vue d'optique' of a street in Constantinople, 'from the Mosque of Mechemet and Selim'. In the foreground is a heavily-guarded caravan of camels. Constantinople, conquered in 1453 by the Ottomans, is today modern Istanbul, Turkey. By Georg B. Probst. Folio No. 54. <br></br> This type of print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, a device designed to give an illusion of depth using mirrors and lenses. The image and title at the top have been transposed left to right. The prints were placed into a view box and the viewers for a small price, could look through a lens to see the print. <br></br> Georg Balthasar Probst was the most important member of an Augsburg family of artists and publishers. Probst produced about 400 vue's d'optique on varied subject matter.
3649Coming Soon!DetailsProbst, Georg Balthasar1780
Unusual vue d'optique of the Egyptian Pyramids
Probst, Georg Balthasar
1780
LOC:88
$400.00Probst--Georg-BalthasarUnusual-vue-d-optique-of-the-Egyptian-PyramidsThe "third wonder of the world". That’s how Probst describes the Egyptian Pyramids in this vue d'optique, made about 1780. This colorful antique view reflects the limited knowledge of a late 18th century European and errs most egregiously in the height to width ratio of the pyramids, of which Probst obviously had no first hand experience. Really quite a theatrical setting. By Georg B. Probst. Folio no. 43. <br></br> A vue d'optique is a print was designed to be looked at through a zograscope, a device designed to give an illusion of depth using mirrors and lenses. The image and title at the top of the vue have been transposed left to right. The prints were placed into a view box and for a small price viewers could look through a lens to see the print. Zograscopes were used as entertainment in Georgian times and collections of these prints could be hired for the evening from printsellers. <br></br> Georg Balthasar Probst was the most important member of an Augsburg family of artists and publishers. Probst produced about 400 vue's d'optique on varied subject matter.
3632Coming Soon!DetailsBonne, Rigobert1787
Fine antique map of China, Korea and Japan
Bonne, Rigobert
1787
LOC:88
$265.00Bonne--RigobertFine-antique-map-of-China--Korea-and-JapanMap of China, Korea and Japan includes only northern China, extending south as far as Nanjing. Numerous cities are shown spread throughout China, however fewer are shown in Korea and Japan reflecting the lack of knowledge of these regions in the late 18th century. The Great Wall of China is also depicted. <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. He 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, which was published in 1780.
3601Coming Soon!DetailsZatta, Antonio1788
Splendid antique map of Jamaica divided into parishes
Zatta, Antonio
1788
LOC:88
$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
LOC:52
$650.00Laurie-and-WhittleAntique-Tide-Calculator-for-the-North-Sea--Bay-of-Biscay--and-the-English-ChannelFine antique <b>volvelle for calculating the time of tides</b> 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 <div class="indenttextblock">"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."</div> 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
LOC:88
$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.
3616Coming Soon!DetailsLa Perouse, Jean François Galaup1797
Earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel, California region.
La Perouse, Jean François Galaup
1797
LOC:10
$550.00La-Perouse--Jean-François-GalaupEarliest-obtainable-map-of-the-Monterey-and-Carmel--California-region-First French edition of this original antique early plan of Monterey Bay, Carmel, and Carmel Bay in California. Not colored. Because this chart is the only one of Perouse's charts that is based on his own exploration some dealers consider this map to be a foundational map for all collectors of 18th century California cartography. This chart is the earliest obtainable map of the Monterey and Carmel region. <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.
1119Coming Soon!DetailsDepot de la Marine1800
Antique French Sea Chart of Patagonia in South America
Depot de la Marine
1800
LOC:
$1,450.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Sea-Chart-of-Patagonia-in-South-AmericaAn attractive large antique French sea chart of Patagonia in lower South America published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1800. This spectacular chart encompasses the southern half of South America. With part or all of what is today Argentina, and Chile and includes the Falkland Islands. The map, as noted in the cartouche, is based on charts or surveys published in 1789, 1790, etc. by officers of the Spanish Navy. <br></br> In a few areas where information about the coast was scarce or completely lacking, the coastline is drawn using a very light line with no shading. For example, the "Canal de St. Sebastien" shown on the chart in the upper part of Tierra del Fuego (Fr. "Terre de Feu") near the Bay of St. Sebastien was completely without basis in fact and its questionable existence is communicated by the use of thin lines on both the north and south limits of that feature. <br></br> At top is an inset map of the north part of Golfe de St. George showing Isla Tova. This spectacular chart also contains seven very attractive coastal elevation views that would aid navigators as they approached shore: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul> <span style= style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'IIe de la Mocha</li> <li>Vue du Cap Blanc</li> <li>Vue de 'Entrée du Port Desire</li> <li>Vue du Cap de 3 Pointes</li> <li>Vue des Iles Salvages</li> <li>Vue des Iles de Diego Ramirez</li> <li>Vue du Cap de Horn</li> </span> </ul> </div> "Prix Trois Francs" at bottom right. Logo of the Depot de la Marine in the lower left of the map.
3600Coming Soon!DetailsLuffman, John1800
Fine Antique Plan of Vienna, Austria
Luffman, John
1800
LOC:77
$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
LOC:
$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.
3656Coming Soon!DetailsDireccion Hidrografia1809
Puerto de Matanzas, Cuba
Direccion Hidrografia
1809
LOC:77
$400.00Direccion-HidrografiaPuerto-de-Matanzas--CubaScarce antique copperplate-engraved harbor chart of the Bay of Matanzas, Cuba on the northern coast of the island. Shows the then tiny Pueblo de San Carlos de Matanzas. Key features include Rio de Matanzas, Rio de Yumuris, Rio Canima, and the Castillo de San Severino, built in 1735. Bombed by the British in 1762, it was rebuilt in the 1770s. The Castillo became an offloading point for slaves and today is the site of the slavery-themed Museo de la Ruta de los Esclavos. <BR> </BR> Published in 1809, this rare chart was one of 34 charts of Cuban ports published by the Spanish Admiralty, the Direccion Hidrografia, in the sea atlas "Portolano de la America Setentrional Construido en la Direccion Detrabajos Hidrograficos". A fine example with careful, delicate engraving and a wide platemark on high-quality paper. Distance scale is in cables. Engraved by J.C. Part 3, Cuba. Plate #29. <BR> </BR> Reference: Materiales para una Cartografia Mexicana. Manuel Orozco y Berra. 1871. p. 216.
3654Coming Soon!DetailsSchultz, Christian1810
Early Original Map of the Hudson and Mohawk Rivers
Schultz, Christian
1810
LOC:77
$225.00Schultz--ChristianEarly-Original-Map-of-the-Hudson-and-Mohawk-RiversSchultz's very early map of the with the Hudson, Mohawk, Allegheny, and Ohio Rivers. Shows a water-based transportation route from New York City to Pittsburg via the system of rivers and lakes with only a single portage required at the southern portion of Lake Erie. <br></br> Includes portions of Lake Ontario and Lake Erie. Follows the rivers' course from New York City and the Hudson River to Lake Ontario, via the Hudson River and Mohawk River; then follows the Ohio River, via Fort Erie and the Allegheny river. <br></br> Published in 1810 for Christian Schultz's "Travels on an Inland Voyage Through the States of New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee, and through the territories of Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, and New-Orleans; performed in the years 1807 and 1808…" <br></br> Schultz's work is one of the earliest works to give a detailed account of travel and the actual risks and dangers encountered in the west. Schultz's book is a compilation of his letters. The book was published in direct response to the negative reports in an earlier travel guide written by Englishman Thomas Ashe in 1806.
590Coming Soon!DetailsBlunt, E and G.W.1841
Pensacola Harbor
Blunt, E and G.W.
1841
LOC:3
$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.
3636Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1844
Rare antique chart of the Port of Goa and Mormugao, India
Anonymous
1844
LOC:88
$750.00AnonymousRare-antique-chart-of-the-Port-of-Goa-and-Mormugao--IndiaScarce Portugese chart of the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India. which was under Portugese rule from 1510 to 1961. By Antonio Lopes da Costa Almeida (1784-1859), barão de Reboredo. Among his many credits Antonio da Costa Almeida was associated with the Academy of Guardas-Marinhas and the Naval Artillery. br></br> The most interesting portion on this lithographed antique chart are the eight charming and naïve elevation views placed at the top of the print. These views include: Vistas das casas das Freiras, Vistas das casas de D. Joanna, and Vista das cruz du Betim. <br></br> Our chart, "Carta Hydrographica do Porto de Goa e Entrada das Barras de Agoada de Mormugao", was printed in 1844 just one year after the Portuguese moved the capital to Panaji from Velha Goa. By the mid-18th century, Portuguese Goa had expanded to most of the present-day state limits. <br></br> Key topographic features on the chart include Panaji, the Mandovi River, Zauri River, Provincia de Salcette, and Provincia de Bardez. Seventeen important locations on the map are identied alphabetically on the chart and are explained in a legend at right. <br></br> Our chart of Goa accompanied the work: "Esclarecimentos Hydrographicos para intelligencia e uso do Plano dos Portos de Goa e Mormogao" in Annaes Maritimos e Colonias. Quinta Serie. No 7, 1844, Lisboa. Lithographed in 1844 by A.C. Lemos, Largo do Quintella no. 1. Lisbon.
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
LOC:53
$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.
3618Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1849
Reconnaissance of Pensacola and Perdido Bays
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1849
LOC:77
$80.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyReconnaissance-of-Pensacola-and-Perdido-BaysSmall coastal survey chart of Florida from Bonsecour Bay to the east end of Santa Rosa Island. Includes Pensacola Bay, Escambia Bay, Garcon Point, Blackwater River, Perdido Beach, Mast Bay, Forsters Island, and Fort Pickens. Chart shows the triangulation network employed an early survey conducted by the U.S. Coast [and Geodetic] Survey in 1849. Changes in topography inland are indicated by hachuring. <br></br> In surveying, triangulation is the process of determining the location of a point by measuring only angles to it from known points at either end of a fixed baseline. The point can then be fixed as the third point of a triangle with one known side and two known angles. Surveying error is minimized if first a mesh of triangles is created at the largest appropriate scale. Then points inside the triangles can all then be accurately located with reference to the triangulation network.
3651Coming Soon!DetailsImray, James1849
Fine gold-rush era blueback chart of California
Imray, James
1849
LOC:
$3,900.00Imray--JamesFine-gold-rush-era-blueback-chart-of-CaliforniaCalifornia gold-rush era blueback chart of the West Coast from the harbor of San Blas in Mexico heading north past San Francisco Bay. Coverage includes the Gulf of California and the Baja Peninsula. A wide nautical chart in landscape orientation. <br></br> Includes six insets and eight stunning coastal views. The insets include: "Entrance of San Francisco Harbour"; "Harbour of San Francisco By Capn. F.W. Beechey R.N. F.R.S."; and "Bay of Monterey By M. de Tessan of the French Navy." Also, Magdalen Bay, Mazatlan, and Guaymas. <br></br> Published by James Imray, Chart and Nautical Book Publisher 102, Minories. 1849. <br></br> During the 1800's there was a trend toward publication of very large small-scale charts with large-scale insets of key passages and harbors. The practice was driven as much by economics as any other reason. One chart could replace a dozen smaller charts. James Imray and Son was one of a handful of British publishers who specialized in these charts which were often backed with canvas or linen cloth or heavy blue paper in order to help them withstand the frequent use and abuse aboard ship, hence the term "blueback chart".
1138Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1850
Antique Rolled Chart of Hyannis Harbor, Massachusetts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1850
LOC:53
$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.
3623Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1850
Antique Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1850
LOC:52
$1,100.00Ringgold--CadwaladerAntique-Chart-of-the-Entrance-to-San-Francisco-BayCadwalader Ringgold's detailed, chart of the approach and entrance at San Francisco Bay, California from 1850. Includes Yerba Buena island, Alcatraces (Alcatraz Island), Sausalito Bay, Aspinwall Bay, and much more. Attractive elevation profile view of a square rigged sailing vessel set against a backdrop of the coastline at San Francisco. Constructed, projected and drawn by Fred D. Stuart. <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. Peter Guthorn notes Ringgold's use of Beechy's earlier survey in his charts: <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>
1097Coming Soon!DetailsRinggold, Cadwalader1851
Antique U.S. Navy Chart of the Entrance to San Francisco Bay
Ringgold, Cadwalader
1851
LOC:52
$1,250.00Ringgold--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>
3619Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
Early U.S. Coast Survey Chart of Mare Island Vallejo California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
LOC:77
$85.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-U-S--Coast-Survey-Chart-of-Mare-Island-Vallejo-CaliforniaAntique U.S. Coast Survey chart of the Mare Island Strait. Includes Mare Island and Vallejo, California. Topographic detail is rendered through elegant and informative hachuring. Scale 1 / 30,000.
3645Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1851
First Edition Antique Nautical Chart of Key West, Florida
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1851
LOC:88
$275.00U-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 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 Boat 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.
3668Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1860
Fine antique chart of Drake's Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1860
LOC:52
$650.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Drake-s--Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Drake's Bay, California on the Pacific Ocean just northwest of San Francisco. Coverage extends southward as far as Duxbury Reef. Includes sailing directions, notes on dangers, soundings and abbreviations, and tide table. <br><br/> A surviving survey file copy from the U.S. Geological Survey Library. With an oval faded ink stamp from that agency. Map number in MS at bottom corners as typical for surveyor's file copies. <br><br/> Now a part of Point Reyes National Seashore, the area covered by this old chart includes detailed topographical information and is generally devoid of named features. "Breakers" are noted in numerous areas all along the beaches. Numeous depth soundings. <br><br/> This antique chart should not be confused with those similar copies that were issued with dozens of others as part of a Report to Congress, most on thin paper with folds that often show condition issues. This original mid 19th century survivor is a large, separately issued example on crisp, strong paper that has been stored rolled with a NO FOLDS. Price 20 cents. NO logo of the Coast Survey Office. Number 629.
3578Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Point Sal, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
LOC:
$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 20" 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.
3583Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Humboldt Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
LOC:
$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyHumboldt-Bay--CaliforniaRare and extremely attractive 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 20" 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.
3667Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1867
Fine antique chart of Suisun Bay, California
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1867
LOC:
$800.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyFine-antique-chart-of-Suisun-Bay--CaliforniaVery attractive scarce antique engraved chart of Suisun Bay, California northwest of San Francisco Bay. Key features include Grizzly Island, Van Sickle's Island, Chipp's Island, Sherman Island, the Carquines Straits, and the towns of Antioch, Benicia and Martinez. <br></br> Rare 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. 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.
3603Coming Soon!DetailsPerthes, Justus1868
Map of Baja California
Perthes, Justus
1868
LOC:
$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. MULTIPLE 19th C. survey lot and street plans CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1870
LOC:50
$13,650.00Multiple-AuthorsLot-1---MULTIPLE-19th-C--survey-lot-and-street-plans-CAMBRIDGE--MassachusettsA lot consisting of twenty-five lot and street plans from Cambridge, Massachusetts and nearby areas. An opportunity for a serious collector to expand his collection with items he cannot find elsewhere. <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/Content/Lot_1_Cambridge_Survey_Artifacts_Locked.pdf" target="_blank">See full detailed lot description.</a> <br></br> These plans represent surveys performed in the 1840’s through the 1900’s by local Cambridge area surveyors and engineers William A. Mason, Joseph Whitney, J.G. Chase, E.F. Bowker, W.S. Barbour, and Alex Wadsworth. Artifacts include manuscript surveys, manuscript survey traces, and rare 19th century blueprints. Many of the items in this lot are unrecorded and for the others the few known holdings are in institutions. 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.
3605Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George1872
Early Eldridge Harbor Chart of Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, Manchester, Gloucester, Rockport
Eldridge, George
1872
LOC:53
$650.00Eldridge--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.
3627Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1873
Antique Chart of Trinidad Harbor, California Humboldt County
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1873
LOC:88
$100.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyAntique-Chart-of-Trinidad-Harbor--California-Humboldt-CountyRare harbor chart of Trinidad Harbor, in Humboldt County, California. With an attractive coastal elevation view of Trinidad Head, Prisoner's Rock and the entance to the harbor as seen from offshore. Contains sailing directions, tide tables, notes and more. We are unable to find this item online or on AMPR! <br></br> Manuscript notations and ink stamp by the U.S. Geological Survey are unusual and point to the authenticity and age of this chart.
3626Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1875
Early charts of ports on Adak and Amchitka in Aleutian Islands, Alaska
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1875
LOC:88
$85.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-charts-of-ports-on-Adak-and-Amchitka-in-Aleutian-Islands--AlaskaInteresting original US Coast Survey charts of harbors on two islands in Alaska, Adak and Amchitka, way out in the Bering Sea near the end of the Aleutian Island chain. Reason for publishing this scarce chart is likely because each harbor contains an indicated Astronomical Station. <br></br> Manuscript marginal notations in blue wax pencil. Rare to find old Coast Survey charts of this remote an area on such heavy paper. Chart is believed to be a file copy.
3653Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Scarce British chart of East Falkland Island and Stanley Harbor
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
LOC:51
$3,200.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeScarce-British-chart-of-East-Falkland-Island-and-Stanley-HarborScarce, perhaps very rare, British hydrographic chart of the Stanley Harbor, Port William, and Port Harriett in the Falkland Islands. The chart is based on observations taken during the surveys of Captain Robert Fitzroy (1805 -1865) during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle. Includes an elevation view of the Cape Pembroke lighthouse. <br></br> A search of OCLC/WorldCat revealed that no libraries were found to hold the chart and no examples are online for sale. One one instance of a sale of this chart is recorded in the Antique Map Price Record, in 2006. <br></br> Originally published by an act of Parliament in 1847. This chart was printed with corrections and additions in 1875 from London. With the seller's oval blue ink stamp of Phillip, Son & Nephew, Agents for the Admiralty Charts, 49 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Last correction 1875. <br></br> Robert Fitzroy studied at the Royal Naval College. His first command was the famed sloop HMS Beagle. During the Beagle's second voyage (Dec. 1831 - Oct. 1836) Fitzroy surveyed the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan, accompanied by the naturalist Charles Darwin, whose later publications were largely based on discoveries and observations made during this voyage. Darwin and Fitzroy shared quarters aboard the Beagle and their discussions aboard ship are believed to have greatly influenced Darwin. <br></br> The main purpose of the expedition was to conduct a hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America. The voyages of the Beagle established FitzRoy as an excellent navigator, a sound surveyor and a man of science. Suffering from depression, Fitzroy took his own life with a straight razor in 1865. Today a settlement on East Falkland is named in honor of Robert Fitzroy. <br></br> Chart no. 1774.
3680Coming Soon!DetailsJames Imray and Son1876
West Coast of North America from San Blas to San Francisco
James Imray and Son
1876
LOC:
$2,400.00James-Imray-and-SonWest-Coast-of-North-America-from-San-Blas-to-San-FranciscoSpectacular and large blueback nautical chart from <b>California's post Gold-Rush era</b> . Published five years before the establishment of the San Francisco Stock Exchange at 312 California Street, this antique sea-faring chart documents all the ports, harbors, and towns along the west coast of North America from Mendocino City, CA. to past Cabo Corrientes, Mexico and includes the Baja Peninsula with full coverage of all the areas surrounding <b>Cabo San Lucas</b> and <b>Mazatlan</b>, MX. <br></br> This blueback chart contains numerous inset charts including: San Francisco Bay; Santa Barbara; Bodega Bay; San Diego Bay; Ballena Bay; Mangles Road; San Jose del Cabo Bay; Tomales Bay; Magdalena Bay; San Lucas Bay; Mazatlan. <br></br> Verso consists of the original blue-paper backing as issued to strengthen the chart for its expected hard life at sea. Also on the verso is the orginal yellow publisher's label from the Imray firm that reads "COAST OF CALIFORNIA. James Imray and Son. London. Chart 135." <br></br> Due to changing conditions charts could become outdated quickly and it was important for mariners to understand the accuracy of their navigational charts. The British Admiralty and later the U.S. Coast Survey responded by recording the dates of each update on the map, in some cases maintaining a historical record of updates spanning many decades. Private publishers of sea charts fulfilled the same need by providing the date of the last update with an inked overstamp.
3598Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1880
19th century cadastral survey of lands near Lake Weir, Florida
Anonymous
1880
LOC:
$500.00Anonymous19th-century-cadastral-survey-of-lands-near-Lake-Weir--Florida19th century manuscript cadastral survey map of lands near Lake Weir and Ocklawaha, Florida, about 16 miles southeast of Ocala. Ocklawaha, on the north coast of Lake Weir is notorious as the location where the Barker-Karpis gang also known as the <b>Ma Barker gang maintained a hideout</b> 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. <br></br> Surveys of the Florida Peninsula from this era are scarce. <br></br> Named locations on this old survey include nearby Little Lake Weir, Bower Lake, Hamock Pond, Coon Pond, Silver Lake, Fig Lake, Saddleback Lake, Prospect Lake, and 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, Williams, and many more. <br></br>
3652Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1880
Scarce British chart of the Falklands from Fitzroy, Robinson, and Sullivan
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1880
LOC:51
$4,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeScarce-British-chart-of-the-Falklands-from-Fitzroy--Robinson--and-SullivanScarce, perhaps very rare, British hydrographic chart of the Falkland Islands based on observations taken during the surveys of Captain Robert Fitzroy (1805 -1865) and others. Includes ten coastal elevation views of the Falklands as seen from sea. Published by an act of Parliament in 1841 this chart was printed with corrections and additions in 1880. With the seller's oval blue ink stamp of Phillip, Son & Nephew, Agents for the Admiralty Charts, 49 South Castle Street, Liverpool. <br></br> No holdings of this chart are found in OCLC, no examples are online for sale. No records in AMPR. <br></br> Robert Fitzroy studied at the Royal Naval College. His first command was the famed sloop HMS Beagle. During the Beagle's second voyage (Dec. 1831 - Oct. 1836) Fitzroy surveyed the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan, accompanied by the naturalist Charles Darwin, whose later publications were largely based on discoveries and observations made during this voyage. Darwin and Fitzroy shared quarters aboard the Beagle and their discussions aboard ship are believed to have greatly influenced Darwin. <br></br> The main purpose of the expedition was to conduct a hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America. The voyages of the Beagle established FitzRoy as an excellent navigator, a sound surveyor and a man of science. Suffering from depression, Fitzroy took his own life with a straight razor in 1865. Today a settlement on East Falkland is named in honor of Robert Fitzroy. <br></br> Chart no. 1354.
3613Coming Soon!DetailsMultiple Authors1885
Lot 2. MULTIPLE antique surveyors plans BACK BAY, BOSTON , Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1885
LOC:50
$6,200.00Multiple-AuthorsLot-2---MULTIPLE-antique-surveyors-plans-BACK-BAY--BOSTON---MassachusettsA lot consisting of twenty lot and street plans from Boston, Massachusetts generally from the decade of the 1880's. Most items by surveyors and engineers William H. Whitney or the firm of Fuller and Whitney, Back Bay Engineers. An opportunity for a serious collector of Boston cartography to expand his collection with items he cannot find except in institutions. <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/Content/Lot_2_Boston_Survey_Artifacts_Locked.pdf" target="_blank">See full detailed lot description.</a> <br></br> From the mid 1850’s through 1890 Boston conducted the most ambitious land-making of the era in the U.S. by transporting and placing gravel, ashes, and sand in an area that was previously a tidal marsh of the Charles River. The landfill of Boston’s Back Bay was fueled by a shortage of suitable land for new construction and the desire to remediate water pollution resulting from earlier bad decisions that placed profit ahead of citizen’s health and welfare. <br></br> Over a period of 35 years more than 450 acres of new land was added to Boston by filling the Back Bay with an average of 20 feet of fill. Much of this land was purchased by well-to-do Bostonians and today the Back Bay remains one of the most prestigious locations within that city. <br></br> We have been able to obtain 20 rare late 19th century artifacts that document the last decade of the 35 year land-making project in Boston’s Back Bay, for an area from Charlesgate Park to past Kenmore Square. <br></br> These maps and plans shed light on some of the decision-making factors and design options for Boston real-estate developers. These artifacts in this lot are of three types: hand-drawn or manuscript survey maps, manuscript traces of those surveys, and blueprints. The artifacts represent a very early application and adaptation of a cutting-edge technology: blueprinting.
3614Coming Soon!DetailsMultiple Authors1885
Lot 3. MULTIPLE antique surveyors plans BACK BAY PARK, BOSTON , Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1885
LOC:50
$9,000.00Multiple-AuthorsLot-3---MULTIPLE-antique-surveyors-plans-BACK-BAY-PARK--BOSTON---MassachusettsOne lot consisting of three manuscript pen and ink trace maps and two blueprint maps from the last decade of Boston's Back Bay landmaking project. Each map is related to Boston's Back Bay Park (Charlesgate Park), part of F.L. Olmsted's "Emerald Necklace". <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/Content/Lot_3_BackBayPark_Survey_Artifacts_Locked.pdf" target="_blank">See full detailed lot description.</a> <br></br> From the mid 1850’s through 1890 Boston conducted the most ambitious land-making of the era in the U.S. by transporting and placing gravel, ashes, and sand in an area that was previously a tidal marsh of the Charles River. The extensive land-making enabled the creation of new neighborhoods, and facilitated growth of Boston's public spaces including a string of parks known collectively as the "Emerald Necklace". <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock">“Charlesgate Park is historically considered the ‘crown jewel’ of Frederick Law Olmsted’s world renowned ‘Emerald Necklace’ and … the ‘gateway’ to the Charles River. It was once an elegant point of contact and transition, linking the ‘City on the Hill’ with its sister neighborhoods. <br></br> In 1878, the City of Boston Parks Commission awarded Frederick Law Olmsted a commission to develop a parkland system. His idea was a ‘necklace’ of parks extending from Franklin Park in Dorchester through the city to the Public Gardens/Commons to the Charles River. The ‘crown jewel’ was Charlesgate Park. That vision helped to create the lovely residential neighborhood that formed the Charlesgate, Kenmore Square and Fenway communities.” (Source: https://charlesgateparkfriends.wordpress.com/history-of-the-charlesgate/). </div> The star of this lot is CITY OF BOSTON BACK BAY PARK PLAN SHOWING FILLING DONE BEFORE DEC 27, 1879. Shows filling of horse cart paths in preparation for filling one of the last remaining areas in Boston’s Back Bay- the Back Bay Fens.
2556Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1886
19th Century Chart of San Francisco Harbour by the British Admiralty
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1886
LOC:52
$1,750.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-Office19th-Century-Chart-of-San-Francisco-Harbour-by-the-British-AdmiraltyLarge and striking antique chart of San Francisco Bay and harbor by the British Admiralty. This scarce old chart is after the U.S. Coast Survey chart of the area. 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. <BR> </BR> 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.
3610Coming Soon!DetailsO'Neal, Robert1887
Unusual antique cadastral map of St. Andrews Bay, Florida
O'Neal, Robert
1887
LOC:
$625.00O-Neal--RobertUnusual-antique-cadastral-map-of-St--Andrews-Bay--FloridaEarly, scarce cadastral map of St. Andrews Bay and lands owned by the St. Andrews Bay Rail Road and Land Company. Florida related. Noted features include Spanish Shanty Point, two mills, a hotel, Redfish Point, Pearl Bayou, Laughton's Bayou, Grand Lagoon, Hurricane Isle, and a "Road to Chipley". <br></br> A report by Pamela Brown for the University of Florida’s Soil and Water Department notes: <div class="indenttextblock"> "A Cincinnati mail-order company,the Saint Andrew Bay Railroad, Lands, and Mining Co., bought property in the Saint Andrew Bay area, and started nationally advertising 25 feet x 82 feet lots for $1.25. The advertisement attracted a lot of people and started a settlement boom as over 300,000 lots were sold. As the price for lots increased to $8.00, the company went bust." <a href="https://soils.ifas.ufl.edu/media/soilsifasufledu/sws-main-site/pdf/technical-papers/Brown--Pamela-Sue.pdf" target="_blank">Online, p. 46)</a> </div> </br> Oyster bars shown with " |||| " symbols. Additional manuscript compass rose. Scale 1 inch = 1 mile. Copyrighted by Robert O'Neal May 27th, 1887. Map is accompanied with an early Warranty Deed issued by the St. Andrews Bay Railroad, Land, and Mining Co. in 1877 for a lot in a specified Block, Township, and Range on the map. Price for the lot in 1887 was $1.25.
3630Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1888
Early chart of St. John Harbor, Zarembo Island, Alaska
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1888
LOC:88
$150.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-chart-of-St--John-Harbor--Zarembo-Island--AlaskaEarly chart of St. John Harbor on Zarembo Island in S.E. Alaska. Printed by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a separately issued harbor chart for a price of 15 cents at the time. <br></br> Zarembo Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska, United States. It lies directly south of Mitkof Island and northwest of Etolin Island. <br></br> Rare to find old Coast Survey charts of this remote an area on such heavy paper. With red stamp of the U.S. Geological Survey library. Chart is believed to have been an institutional file copy.
3589Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1889
Huge antique chart of New York Bay and Harbor
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1889
LOC:
$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.
3663Coming Soon!DetailsAnonymous1891
Antique lot plan of Coronado Heights in San Diego County
Anonymous
1891
LOC:88
$210.00AnonymousAntique-lot-plan-of-Coronado-Heights-in-San-Diego-CountyPlat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision in San Diego County, California produced a year after Coronado residents voted to incorporate. Shows the grounds for the Hotel de Coronado, completed in 1888, at that time the largest resort hotel in the world. <br></br> Includes a boulevard to Coronado Beach as well as the tracks for the Coronado Railway, a street railway system to carry a 50-seat excursion car and steam locomotive. With notes indicating the size of blocks and street width.
3617Coming Soon!DetailsMillspaugh, Charles F.1904
Field Chartbook of an Early Botannical Survey of the Florida Keys
Millspaugh, Charles F.
1904
LOC:20
$625.00Millspaugh--Charles-F-Field-Chartbook-of-an-Early-Botannical-Survey-of-the-Florida-KeysField chartbook of the Florida Keys owned by Charles Frederick Millspaugh (1854-1923) a botanist, and from 1894 curator of the Department of Botany for the Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, Illinois. Used during the research season of 1904. <br></br> The chartbook is organized with a small-scale fragment overview of the entire Florida Keys, a neatly typed 3-page index, followed by 34 sections each neatly labeld in manuscript. Each section contains a rectangular chart fragment dissected from a chart(s) of the Florida Keys, a page of ruled paper, and a sheet of tracing paper that likely was intended as an overlay onto which the field researcher could trace map notations. Some few manuscript notes occur scattered throughout. <br></br> Millspaugh's personal chart book for use during a research trip during February, 1904 to the West Florida Keys by O.E. Lansing, Jr. During that trip Lansing conducted a survey of the flora of selected islands. In 1907 results of the fieldwork were published as distribution maps. The charts in this volume would have guided the researcher between sites on the generally low islets. <br></br> In the index of our chartbook several MS checkmarks next to the names of keys correspond to the specific keys that Millspaugh notes Lansing explored. <div class="indenttextblock">Mr. Lansing faithfully carried out his instructions, making a thorough investigation of each islet, during which he collected each species … together with his comprehensive notes and maps made on the spot, form the basis of the detailed consideration of the islets in the following pages". (Millspaugh, Charles F. Flora of the Sand Keys of Florida. Field Columbian Museum. Pub 118. Vol 2. No 5. February, 1907.) </div> <BR/> Though the volume was once a part of the library of the Field Museum where Millspaugh worked, the front cover contains a ink stamp in blue proving the volume was deaccessioned ("withdrawn") from the Field Museum.
3608Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1908
Large Chart of Mississippi River from the Passes to New Orleans
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1908
LOC:56
$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.
3681Coming Soon!DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1909
Nantucket and Nantucket Sound Eastern Approaches
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1909
LOC:
$1,250.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyNantucket-and-Nantucket-Sound-Eastern-ApproachesFine antique nautical chart issued in 1909 covers the southeast portion of Cape Cod trending south and includes the island of Nantucket, Monomoy, Chatham and the eastern portion of Nantucket Sound. <br></br> Date of first publication by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey was 1866. This antique chart bears a stamp at the bottom left in purple ink that identifies this edition as corrected to 1909. Plate number 2999. Chart # 111. With the circular logo of the Department of Commerce and Labor.
3588Coming Soon!DetailsEldridge, George W.1914
Iconic Antique Chart of Provincetown, Mass.
Eldridge, George W.
1914
LOC:88
$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
LOC:56
$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
3662Coming Soon!DetailsFrick, W.P.1926
Birdseye view of Mount Diablo, California
Frick, W.P.
1926
LOC:88
$185.00Frick--W-P-Birdseye-view-of-Mount-Diablo--CaliforniaFolding birdseye view of the area stretching from Sacramento to Hayward, California including Mount Diablo and Oakland, California. Copyright 1915 by Worthington Gates. <br></br> Part of a folding brochure for tourists issued by the Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard Company in 1926. At the time of issue (March, 1926) the Mount Diablo Scenic Boulevard was operated as a toll road with a charge of 75 cents per car and 25 cents per passenger. View includes San Pablo Bay, Berkeley, Alameda, Suisun Bay, and in the far background, the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Front of brochure with a scene of a Model A Ford climbing a very scenic country road.
3629Coming Soon!DetailsNickerson, K.F.1955
Manuscript chart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Bay, Provincetown
Nickerson, K.F.
1955
LOC:88
$250.00Nickerson--K-F-Manuscript-chart-of-Cape-Cod--Massachusetts-Bay--ProvincetownAn interesting manuscript chart of Cape Cod and Cape Cod Bay in black and red ink. Not only does the chart have a different look than a printed chart but the item raises questions as to why so much care was placed on its creation. Signed by K.F. Nickerson and dated to February 1955. <br></br> Detailed mid 20th-century manuscript chart of Cape Cod, Massachusetts Bay and Cape Cod Bay. The MS chart is drawn on the verso of an earlier chart from from 1935. Nickerson apparently cannibalized an old chart simply to create his chart on the back. We don't know why Nickerson spent so much time on the chart but it is evident he spent hours meticulously copying from an unknown source. Perhaps the map was constructed for sale as a tourist keepsake. More likely it had some utility to Nickerson in his occupation, because the chart detail is at a granular level that could be used for navigation. <br></br> Contains info on radio beacons, depth soundings, maritime hazards, aids to navigation and much more.Scale 1/2 inch = 1 mile.
3606Coming Soon!DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1965
Chart of Baja California and Sea of Cortez
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1965
LOC:56
$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