Cadastral Maps


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5198Two MS cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob.DetailsAnonymous1800
Two French Manuscript Cadastral Plans near Dijon, France.
Anonymous
1800
LOC:77
$165.00AnonymousTwo-French-Manuscript-Cadastral-Plans-near-Dijon--France-Two manuscript cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob, one with grape vines, ca. 1790. Today there are at least two wine producers operating in France with the name Jacob. Both wineries lie about 30 km southwest of Dijon, France near the main road : Domaine Jacob and Domaine Lucien Jacob. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> 1) MS plan of an L-shaped lot belonging to Mr. Jacob and containing 49 ares and 49 centiares. Site plan was located at the intersection of the "Grande route de Dijon a Paris" and the "Chemin de Memont a Dijon." North oriented to the right with a fine arrow direction indicator. 8" x 6". </br> 2) MS plan of two lots belonging to Mr. Jacob. One lot planted with grapevines. 7" x 5". </div> </br> A French "are" was a metric measurement equal to 100 square meters; a "centiare" was equal to one square meter. Usage of ares and centiares dates the map after the French Revolution, when France adopted the Metric System of measurement.
5282Plat of land near Choctaw Point Lighthouse, Mobile Bay Alabama.DetailsU.S. Congress1837
Antique plat of lands Choctaw Point Lighthouse Mobile Bay Alabama
U.S. Congress
1837
LOC:10
$275.00U-S--CongressAntique-plat-of-lands-Choctaw-Point-Lighthouse-Mobile-Bay-AlabamaScarce plat map of land near Mobile, Alabama from 1837 to support the published opinion of Benjamin Franklin Butler, Attorney General of the United States (1833-1838) in a case dated August 5, 1837. The plat shows the Mobile River at right with Choctaw Point Lighthouse. Lot contains 2 page of legal opinion, supported by the plat, probably from a report to Congress. <br></br> Choctaw Point is located on the west bank of the Mobile River about one mile south of downtown Mobile and one mile SW of the U.S.S. Alabama memorial. A brick lighthouse (63' Fixed light), visible for 15 miles, existed at Choctaw Point from 1831 until the beginning of the Civil War. The American Lighthouse Guide of 1845 found the light of little use in navigating the Dog River. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "To mail steamers and bay craft familiar with the shoals, and Choctaw Pass, this light is a valuable aid in dark nights, but of little benefit to strangers. This light is of little utility in consequence of forming too great an angle in its bearing from the courses required through the intricate and narrow channels of the river and passes." (Mills, Robert. The American Light-house Guide: with Sailing Directions, for the Use of the Mariner. 1845. p. 11) </div> Among the land holdings near Choctaw Point that are identified in the map are plots belonging to Antoine Espijo, John Forbes & Co., Regist Burnady, Simon Favre, and John Murrill.
5352Scarce lithographed map of lots filled in South Cove at Boston, MassDetailsSouth Cove Corporation1845
South Cove Boston Massachusetts Auction Plat Rare Antique Map
South Cove Corporation
1845
LOC:90
$550.00South-Cove-CorporationSouth-Cove-Boston-Massachusetts-Auction-Plat-Rare-Antique-MapScarce lithographed cadastral map of land filled by the South Cove Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts to be sold at auction on February 18, 1845 by Francis Jackson, agent for the Corporation. Folded into a small 6" x 9" booklet [1] detailing the condition of the dividend (auction) and the dimensions of each lot to be sold. <br></br> The land to be sold by the South Cove Corporation was bounded by Albany Street, Harrison Avenue, Erie Street, and Troy Street and Cobb Wharf. <br></br> [1] "Catalogue of 132 lots of land in the South Cove with the numbers, dimensions, and contents affixed to each lot. To be divided among the stockholders, by order of the Directors of the South Cove Corporation." Press of Foster and Brewster. Boston. 1845. 8 pages. [Mass., landfill, made land]
4909Manuscript plat in Newtown, Queens, New York.DetailsAnonymous1859
Antique manuscript plat Queens, New York deBevoise
Anonymous
1859
LOC:200
$500.00AnonymousAntique-manuscript-plat-Queens--New-York-deBevoiseOne of a kind manuscript map ca. 1859 of a plat of land in the city of Newtown, borough of Queens, New York. Newtown was founded as Middenburgh by the Dutch in 1652. In the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland, Newtown was a suburb of New Amsterdam, and was renamed "Elmhurst" in 1897. <br></br> Shows a tract of woodlands, owned by farmer Abraham de Bevoise. Contains surveyors' field notes including the metes and bounds [1] of the plat relating it to land owned by Theodorus Kolyer (d. 1854). A fine, piece with a simple, pastoral view of the woodlands owned by de Bevoise, totaling two acres and 4 perches. A perch is a unit of area equal to 1/160 of an acre. <br /> <br /> Abraham de Bevoise (1819 - 1887) was a farmer originally of French Huguenot ancestors. <br /> <br /> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> [1] The term "metes" refers to a boundary defined by the measurement of each straight run, specified by a distance between the terminal points, and an orientation or direction. A direction may be a simple compass bearing, or a precise orientation determined by accurate survey methods. The term "bounds" refers to a more general boundary description, such as along a certain watercourse, a stone wall, an adjoining public road way, or an existing building. (Online Source: https://definitions.uslegal.com/m/metes-and-bounds/) </div>
4948Broadside for a Sheriff's sale of the Rising Sun Property, N.J.DetailsCity of Elizabeth, New Jersey1860
Broadside for Rising Sun Property Elizabethport, NJ.
City of Elizabeth, New Jersey
1860
LOC:53
$1,600.00City-of-Elizabeth--New-JerseyBroadside-for-Rising-Sun-Property-Elizabethport--NJ-Rare lithographed broadside for a Sheriff's sale of the Rising Sun Property, consisting of 1000 lots in Elizabethport, New Jersey along the Elizabeth River (13 miles SW of Lower Manhattan). The land for sale is apparently the Rising Sun Farm, one of Thomas Gibbon's extensive land holdings in New Jersey. Gibbon's was an early employer and partner with Cornelius Vanderbilt. <br></br> Quite a bit of land to the north of the Rising Sun tract is associated with Captain J.S. Spencer. Captain John Smythe Spencer (1745-1826), son of Colonel Thomas Spencer, was a British Army officer who lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey at an estate aptly named "Edgemoor". Spencer married Julia Radcliffe who produced two children: John Cotton Smith Spencer and Maria Spencer. <br></br> Two sailing vessels are shown plying the waters of Elizabethtown Creek; significant in that neither ship shows any evidence of steam power. <br></br> Streets named include: Atlantic, Baltic, Caspian, Delaware, Erie , Florida, Geneva ,Second, Butler, Smith, First, and Water Street. Avenues named include: Fourth, Third , Second, First, and Elizabeth Avenue. <br></br> Noted points of interest include: Old Point Road, Elizabethtown Creek, J. C. Fairbank & Company Rope Walk, Staten Island Sound, Whitmore & Jones Wheel Factory, Eagle Hotel, Price's Creek, Elizabethport & New York Ferry Dock, Voorhees and Bacon's Coal Yard, and the C. H. Waterbury Oil Manufactory. <br></br> Lithographed by William Faust, 59 Fulton Street, New York. An 1860 entry for Faust in Trow's New York City Directory lists his address as 59 Fulton Street. Stamped by James S. Vosseller. Purchased from a lot of similar Voseller surveys and sales broadsides dated 1857 - 1874. <br></br> The City of Elizabeth, N.J. was created in March, 1855 combining and replacing both Elizabeth Township and Elizabeth Borough. With the creation of the City of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Township was dissolved.
3597Twenty-five antique lot and street plans of Cambridge, Massachusetts.DetailsMultiple Authors1870
Lot 1. MULTIPLE 19th C. survey lot and street plans CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts
Multiple Authors
1870
LOC:0
$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 cyanotype (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.
5322Manuscript plat map of land owned by Phanuel Bishop of Pawtucket, R.I.DetailsS. B. Cushing and Company1875
Antique manuscript map Seekonk or Pawtucket River Rhode Island
S. B. Cushing and Company
1875
LOC:
$900.00S--B--Cushing-and-CompanyAntique-manuscript-map-Seekonk-or-Pawtucket-River-Rhode-IslandScarce historic manuscript pen and ink surveyor's plat map of several tracts of land owned by Phanuel E. Bishop at what is now called "Bishop Point" in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. North is oriented to the bottom. The land, about one mile north of the Phillipsdale Historic District, is bordered to the south and west by the Seekonk (Pawtucket) River, by Bishop Street to the north, and bordered by Charlton Street to the east. The plat, comprised of tracts totaling about 20 acres, shows the line of the high water mark at the boundary of the Pawtucket River. <br></br> <img src="https://digitalcollections.uhv.edu/digital/api/singleitem/image/p16791coll2/3342/default.jpg" alt="Phanuel E. Bishop in uniform ca. 1862" width="120" align="left" style="margin: 0px 20px"> Captain Phanuel Euclid Bishop (1844 - 1890) served during the War of the Rebellion in Company H. Ninth Rhode Island Infantry from May 1862 to September 1862. Bishop entered the 1867 class at Brown University where he studied for one year. Bishop then served in Company B, First Battalion Fourteenth Regiment of the Rhode Island Heavy Artillery during 1864 and left the army in October 1865 with the rank of Captain. <br></br> The map is a manuscript trace on surveyor's tracing cloth paper by S. B. Cushing and Company Rhode Island. A true copy dated October 9, 1878 signed by Lewis Pearce, Town Clerk. <br></br> See online: Chenery, William H. The Fourteenth Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery (Colored,) in the war to preserve the Union 1861 - 1865. Providence. Snow & Farnham. 1898. p. 301.
5369Plan of Section A Orient Heights, Boston, Massachusetts.DetailsWhitman and Breck1880
Plan of Section A in Orient Heights - Boston, Mass.
Whitman and Breck
1880
LOC:53
$2,400.00Whitman-and-BreckPlan-of-Section-A-in-Orient-Heights---Boston---Mass-Unrecorded plat of lands, ca. 1880, belonging to the Boston Land Company under the name Orient Heights, Section A. Shows the shoreline along the west side of Chelsea Creek. <br></br> Includes Summit Avenue, Orient Avenue, Terrace Avenue, Elm Street, Ashley Avenue, Chelsea Avenue, Saratoga Street, Breed Street, and Butler Avenue. Shows the proposed railroad tracks and depot for the Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad and the <b>Winthrop Horse Railroad</b>. <br></br> Verso with a statement by A.P. Blake, General Manager: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The within 'Section A' of the Boston Land Company's Property under the general name of ORIENT HEIGHTS, comprises about one-eights of its landed Estate all located in the City of Boston and is one of the most delightful tracts of Land east of the channel of Boston Harbor, and a very large percentage within the limits of this section is available for immediate building, and a great majority of the sites have either a southeastern, southwestern, or southern aspect, from which a charming view of Massachusetts Bay, and looks directly upon the whole Harbor of Boston, and the sites and towns with which it is surrounded, opening up for the first time to the forty-thousand people of East Boston the opportunity for rapid Expansion and assuring to them the building up of suburban surroundings equal, if not surpassing anything that has been done during the last twenty years of vigorous growth in the southerly and westerly direction, from the deep water of Boston Harbor." </div> </br> Surveyors index collation numbers: "11045 (4261)". <br></br> Surveyed by Whitman and Breck Civil Engineers and Surveyors, 16 Water Street, Boston, Massachusetts. Heliotype. A heliotype is a print produced by a “photomechanically produced plate for pictures or type made by exposing a gelatin film under a negative, hardening it with chrome alum, and printing directly from it.” (Source: https://www.thefreedictionary.com/heliotype)
5318Manuscript engineering studies for Fenway Park land usage from 1886.DetailsFuller and Whitney1886
Fenway Park land manuscript engineering studies Boston Back Bay
Fuller and Whitney
1886
LOC:1000
$1,800.00Fuller-and-WhitneyFenway-Park-land-manuscript-engineering-studies-Boston-Back-BayOne of a kind engineer's manuscript trace map and planning studies in the Back Bay of Boston, Massachusetts for land that now includes the site for <b>Fenway Park</b>. This is an important record for the development of the Boston Back Bay that provides insight into Back Bay land making project priorities and planning at the end of the 19th century. <br></br> The base map with associated eight planning studies encompass an area bounded by Brookline Avenue, the Boston and Albany railroad right-of-way, and Audubon Road. In 1886 Fenway Park (built in 1912) was not yet planned, therefore all the land was considered for residential purposes. An engineering study that includes a ball park does not exist. <br></br> One manuscript pen and ink master map on 'surveyors cloth' paper with nine manuscript overlays- one reflecting land ownership as it was and eight studies or future design options for alternate land plat options on 'surveyors cloth'. Each overlay 'study' presents an alternative layout for platting the land. With each study the waste percentage is prominently displayed next to the index number for the study. The inferred reason is that the purpose of the studies was to arrive at a configuration that minimized land waste. <br></br> No blueprints of the finished product are known to exist nor are there any other copies of this planning study. <br></br> Manuscript pen and ink with blue outline under color to provide dimension for the Back Bay Fens on the finished product for which this trace was intended- blueprint copies. <br></br> Fuller and Whitney's MS surveyor's index number in pencil: "1335" at lower left. <br></br> Note on photographs: (1) Shows the base map on which the 9 overlays could be placed. (2) Shows the base map with the overlay for the existing cadastral plat in 1886. (3) Shows the base map, original plat, and the eight planning studies arrayed around the base map.
5312Plan of the subdivision of Harwood Volusia County FloridaDetailsRogers, P. D.1888
Antique cyanotype cadastral map Harwood Volusia County Florida Old Kings Road
Rogers, P. D.
1888
LOC:53
$1,200.00Rogers--P--D-Antique-cyanotype-cadastral-map-Harwood-Volusia-County-Florida-Old-Kings-RoadRare early cyanotype (blueprint) cadastral plat map of the subdivision of <b>Harwood</b> in Volusia County, Florida (near Bulow Creek State Park), bounded to the west by the <b>Old King's Road</b>. Only known cadastral map that locates the failed "Harwood" settlement. The plat is the oldest of two known reference sources for the location of the Old King's Road in Volusia County. A valuable historic reference, the map shows land use: marsh, hammocks, islands, and groves. <br></br> The Harwood settlement was planned by orange grower Norman B. Harwood who in 1880 purchased 4,000 acres in Volusia County, including the Ormond Plantation "Damietta" [1]. The Harwood settlement was a failure. Deeply in debt, Norman Harwood died in May, 1885.</b> <br></br> During the second Spanish occupation of Florida, Spain granted large tracts of land in the Tomoka basin to settlers as an inducement to move to the region. These settlers included the Ormonds, Bulows [2], McHardys [3], and Dummitts [4]. <br></br> Surveyed in 1888 by Civil Engineer P. D. Rogers of Daytona, Florida. North oriented at right. Manuscript notations. <br></br> The plat shows the tomb of James Ormond II who died September 30, 1829 (now Ormond Tomb State Park). Includes an inset context map of the Florida coast from Jacksonville to Mosquito Inlet with the St. Johns River. The context map shows the settlement of Harwood prominently near the coast just north of Ormond, Fla. <br></br> <b>NOTES:</b><br> [1] The landmark Fairchild Oak and the Ormond Tomb (see plat) are both located on land shown on this plat. The Spanish granted sea captain James Ormond 2,000 acres in 1807.<br> [2] Bulow Creek bounds the property to the northeast alongside a now lost "Atlantic Avenue".<br> [3] Robert Mc Hardy, a surveyor, received a Spanish grant of 1,100 acres in 1808. <br> [4] Dummitt Plantation, directly south of this plat, was the site of the first steam-powered sugar mill in the area.
5365Very rare surveyors' plat map of Little Nahant island, Mass.DetailsAnonymous1890
Surveyors manuscript trace plat of Little Nahant Island, Massachusetts
Anonymous
1890
LOC:13
$750.00AnonymousSurveyors-manuscript-trace-plat-of-Little-Nahant-Island--MassachusettsVery rare unrecorded, manuscript surveyors' trace plat map of lots on Little Nahant Island, Massachusetts which lies north-east of Boston in Nahant Bay. The pen and ink trace, on supple surveyor's "tracing cloth" would have been used as a master to create blueprint copies. <br></br> Carries pencil surveyor's collation number 2013. Includes a fine late 19th century compass rose at bottom right. Estimated date ca. 1885. <br></br> Anonymous trace map but stylistically similar to those of W. H. Whitney from the 1890's.
3663Plat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision.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.
5317Manuscript cadastral plat map of a portion of the Fernandez Grant.DetailsCampbell, H. J.1892
Antique manuscript cadastral map Fernandez Grant Reddick Florida
Campbell, H. J.
1892
LOC:
$750.00Campbell--H--J-Antique-manuscript-cadastral-map-Fernandez-Grant-Reddick-FloridaManuscript ink cadastral plat map ca. 1892 of a portion of the Fernandez Grant near Reddick, Florida in Marion County. Made by engineer H. J. Campbell during a period of intensive agricultural growth, facilitated by numerous railroads in the area. The plat is dotted with numerous small unnamed lakes and sinkholes, a product of Florida's' limestone Karst topography. Hand drawn plat on tracing cloth- the map would have been used to generate blueprints on cyanotype paper. Scale 1 inch = 400 feet. <br></br> Top of map shows Reddick (established 1882) as a small settlement with a portion of the right of way for the Florida Southern Railroad. The Florida Southern Railway stopped in Reddick as early as 1881. The line went into receivership on March 19, 1890 and when it emerged in 1892 it was acquired by Henry B. Plant as part of his Plant System and reorganized as the Florida Southern Railroad, which stretched from Gainesville through Reddick to Ocala and then to Punta Gorda. <br></br> Starting in 1790, Spain offered land grants to encourage settlement to the sparsely populated and vulnerable Florida colony. When the United States assumed control of Florida, it agreed to honor any valid land grants. Portions of the map include lands near Reddick, Florida granted to Stephen Fernandez in 1817 or 1818. Engineer H.J. Campbell drew a number of town plats in the Marion County area including Stanton and South Lake Weir. The earliest record of Campbell places him in Gainesville, Florida and in 1884 Campbell moved his office to Palatka, Florida.
704Antique Chart of Mississppi River near St. James, LouisianaDetailsMississippi River Commission1894
The Mississppi River near St. James, Louisiana
Mississippi River Commission
1894
LOC:0
$450.00Mississippi-River-CommissionThe-Mississppi-River-near-St--James--LouisianaLarge, very scarce, rolled survey chart or map of the Brilliant Point and College Point portions of the Mississippi River from 1894. Coverage on this antique map stretches across St. James Parish and documents numerous plantations, cultivated fields, and individual land holdings, including many with French surnames: Bonnecaze, Dernier, Bourgeois, Braud, Fabre, and Plaisance. <br></br> An inset index chart identifies the area as belonging to the Brilliant Point and College Point stretches of the Mississippi River, but may be more familiar as that portion of the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans that includes the area near St. James, Louisiana and Oak Alley Plantation. No copy of this chart or any from the series are currently known to be available for sale. <br></br> On the North bank of the Mississippi are 3 towns: College, Donnelson, Wilton, and Hester; a race track, Jefferson College, and Sacred Heart Convent, Numerous plantations are mapped including St. Belmont Plantation, Homestead Plantation, Oneida Plantation, Uncle Sam Plantation, Wilton Plantation, Helvetia Plantation, St. Rose Plantation, St. Michael Plantation. <br></br> On the river's South bank lies St. Emma and a settlement referred to as "Free Town". Identifed plantations on the South bank include Oak Alley Plantation, St. James Estate, Felicite Plantation, St Joseph Plantation, Home Place Plantation, Jefferson Plantation, Pikes Peak Plantation, Cabanocey Plantation, Rich Bend Plantation, Bonsecour Plantation, M.B.C. Plantation, St. Cecile Plantation, Sydney Plantation, La Pice Plantation, and St. Claire Plantation. <br></br> Photo lithograph produced by Julius Bien and Company. From a two volume set of 78 sheets produced by the Mississippi River Commission ca. 1896 . Detailed soundings from bank to bank at approximately 400 - 500 foot intervals. Railroads and numerous benchmarks are identified. Number 71.
1478Antique map of Mississippi Rivers and New Orleans leveesDetailsU.S. Army Engineers1894
Barataria and Lake Borgne Levee Districts 1894
U.S. Army Engineers
1894
LOC:0
$90.00U-S--Army-EngineersBarataria-and-Lake-Borgne-Levee-Districts-1894Draftsman-style map of the lower Mississippi River from New Orleans to the Mississippi River passes. Depicts the levees constructed along the Mississippi River from June 1894. The map names levee improvments circa 1894 in Orleans, St. Bernard, Jefferson and Plaquemines parishes with Mississippi river mileage from Cairo, Illinois shown at 5 mile intervals. New Orleans is shown as it existed in 1894 with the northern half of the city to Lake Ponchartrain yet to be developed. <BR> </BR> Key points along the river that are identified include Southwest Pass, the Jump, Tropical Bend, Devils Plate, Fort Jackson and English Turn. Lines of lattitude and longitude. Plate VII. Dated June, 1894. <BR> </BR>
5070Antique surveyor's plat of Ash Point, West Harpswell, Maine.DetailsSpaulding, Leonard. H.1899
Antique Plan of Cottage Lots on Ash Point West Harpswell Maine
Spaulding, Leonard. H.
1899
LOC:200
$500.00Spaulding--Leonard--H-Antique-Plan-of-Cottage-Lots-on-Ash-Point-West-Harpswell-MaineAntique surveyor's plat on thin folding paper of Cottage Lots on Ash Point in West Harpswell, Maine. Ash Point is a peninsula jutting into Casco Bay with Basin Cove to the West and Ash Point Cove to the East. Dated within to September 1899. <br></br> Shows a proposed steamboat pier at the end of Ash Point, and the existing boat house and cottage of L. H. Spaulding. Streets shown include Aucocisco Avenue and Ocean Avenue. <br></br> Map folded in a brochure 5" x 7" with photographs and text advertising the benefits of living in Harpswell and in particular the joy of owning property on Ash Point. <br></br> Drawn by John T. Desmond, Civil Engineer and Surveyor.
4887Four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate.DetailsStewart, John Frew1900
Four manuscript survey plats of Kentucky land.
Stewart, John Frew
1900
LOC:13
$250.00Stewart--John-FrewFour-manuscript-survey-plats-of-Kentucky-land-One lot of four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate on surveyors' tracing cloth from ca. 1900. Attributed to John Frew Stewart of Paintsville, Kentucky. Includes a MS list of other maps sent out by Stewart in 1900. <br></br> John Frew Stewart (1833-1906) studied law at the office of Moore and Gallup at Louisa, and obtained a license to practice law in 1860. He was elected county attorney for Lawrence County, Kentucky in August, 1862. The next month Frew joined the Union army as a private and swiftly obtained the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Thirty-ninth Kentucky volunteers and again as major of his regiments in November, 1864. Stewart held several government positions including Deputy Collector for the Internal Revenue, county school commissioner, and county judge. <br></br> Proceeding clockwise from upper left the maps include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Adam Harmon Farm, 600 acres situated on a branch of the Stillwater River in Wolfe County, 5 miles from Campton. Size: 9" X 8"</li> <li>Plat of 131 3/4 acres tract on a branch of Gladys Creek. Rowan County, KY.</li> <li>Signed list of maps and plots</li> <li>Plat of land of 139 acres on the Tire Branch of White Oak Creek in Mugoffin, Co. Kentucky</li> <li>Plat of 250 acres on the left fork of Craney Creek, Morgan County, KY.</li>
5314Cyanotype (blueprint) plat map near Hastings, Florida.DetailsRanson, Robert1906
Antique map of Cracker Swamp drainage Hastings, Florida FEC
Ranson, Robert
1906
LOC:87
$800.00Ranson--RobertAntique-map-of-Cracker-Swamp-drainage-Hastings--Florida-FECCyanotype (blueprint) cadastral plat map of the vicinity around Hastings, Florida, the "Potato Capital of Florida", featuring a proposed drainage canal from the St. Johns River to Hawhead at the northernmost point of what is today referred to as "Cracker Swamp" . This early plat of the area in Volusia County, is from an auction lot of maps related to Wetumpka Fruit Company. The map was published in 1906 just 16 years after Hastings was founded by Thomas Hastings [1] at the urging of his cousin <b>Henry Morrison Flagler</b>. Hastings, northeast of East Palatka, Florida, in St. Johns County, had a population of about 1,200 in 1910. <br></br> With a graphed depth profile (at left) of the proposed canal running from the vicinity of May Road (Mays Cove Road) on the St. Johns River to Hawhead. Depth measurements are provided every 400 feet. <br></br> Shows the tracks of the Florida East Coast Railroad curving through Hastings, a portion of the <b>Huertas Grant</b> [2], East Palatka, and across Deep Creek. Other noted features include: Leonard Tract, White Towers, Buncombe Island (inside the "Cracker Swamp"), orange mills, Florida Vegetable Company Boulevard; and two short branches off Deep Creek- Wilkinson Branch and Cracker Branch. <br></br> [1] In 1889 Henry Flagler convinced his cousin Thomas H. Hastings to develop a farm nearby Flagler's railroad in order to supply vegetables to Flagler's St. Augustine resort hotels.<br> [2] Spanish Governor Sebastien Kindelan granted St. Augustine, Florida resident Antonio Huertas 10,000 acres west of St. Augustine in 1813.
3693Fine blueprint topo map of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909.DetailsHunter, T.B.1909
Large antique blueprinted map of Pebble Beach, Califonia
Hunter, T.B.
1909
LOC:0
$1,800.00Hunter--T-B-Large-antique-blueprinted-map-of-Pebble-Beach--CalifoniaFine large rolled 5' original antique cyanotype (blueprint) map (20 sq. ft.) of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909, almost ten years before the opening of the famed Pebble Beach golf course. The earliest reasonably obtainable and the largest cyanotype cadastral map of Pebble Beach, CA. <br></br> Ironically, on this map the area now partly occupied by the golf course is marked "Reserved for Public Use". Pebble Beach Lodge is shown centered within Lot 123, a parcel of 9.487 acres. Locations that are shown but not named include Arrowhead Point, Pescadero Canyon, and Stillwater Cove. <br></br> Data for each lot include the lot number, metes and bounds (bearing and length of all lines bisecting each physical property marker stake), and acreage. <br></br> Includes Seventeen-Mile Drive and Carmel Bay. Monterey County. Shows topography with contour intervals of 10 feet. <br></br> Surveyed by T.B. Hunter, C.E. and drawn by T.F. Rogers. <br></br> North is oriented to upper right. <br></br> (Note: Yellow straight-edge rules shown are 48" long.)
5284Manuscript trace of the earliest map of Erving's Grant, 1788 [1910].DetailsAvery, F. Deane1910
Manuscript trace Erving's Grant Massachusetts Map by Metcalf
Avery, F. Deane
1910
LOC:10
$1,100.00Avery--F--DeaneManuscript-trace-Erving-s-Grant-Massachusetts-Map-by-MetcalfRare decorative ink manuscript trace map ca. 1910 made by F. Deane Avery (1876 - 1940) of an earlier 1788 [1] map of Erving's Grant, Massachusetts by surveyor Joseph Metcalf in Orange, MA. April 21, 1788 (copied by John ? Pope, Boston, August 11, 1788). The text describing Metcalf's map is in a decorative calligraphic style as might have been used in the late 18th century. The only available true copy of Metcalf's survey of Erving's Grant. [2] <br></br> In 1920 Avery, self-described as an "Engineer and Architect", published a short article describing his method of indexing survey artifacts [3]. By 1924 F. Deane Avery was employed as County Engineer in Greenfield, Massachusetts. With Avery's index number "5B-20" at lower right corner. <br></br> [1] On February 6, 1788 Massachusetts became the sixth state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and was admitted to the Union.<br> [2] On the map the land is described as lying in Hampshire County, but today the land lies in Franklin County, Massachusetts.<br> [3] Avery, F. Deane. "A simple system of indexing notes and plans: Filing by location preferred to other methods- key has numbered areas- loose leaf ledger used". Engineering News-Record. Vol. 85 p. 155.
5261Unrecorded plat map of Villa Park, Washington, D.C.DetailsMarden, Edwin R.1911
Unrecorded sales plat map Villa Park Washington D.C.
Marden, Edwin R.
1911
LOC:10
$1,650.00Marden--Edwin-R-Unrecorded-sales-plat-map-Villa-Park-Washington-D-C-A rare, unrecorded sales plat map of Villa Park, Villa Park Heights, and Sherwood subdivisions in Washington, District of Columbia by Edwin R. Marden (d. 1914). Marden owned the National Co-operative Realty Company. Dated within to July 2, 1911. <br></br> Recto with a map of the entire District showing Villa Park in its geographical context and with the prices per sq. foot for other developments in the District of Columbia. The Villa Park subdivision lay just across the border from Mount Rainier, Maryland. <br></br> Verso with a detailed plat map and a price list for hundreds of lots with price per square foot ( $.15 to $.60 ) and the total price. The Villa Park development was generally bounded by 20th Street, Rhode Island Avenue, and Eastern avenue. <br></br> The detailed plat map shows <b>McKinley Circle</b> in the location of Barnard Hill Park. Apparently the feature was never developed. Land for Barnard Hill Park was acquired by the National Capital Park Commission around 1930. The park was named after Brigadier General John G. Barnard who supervised the construction of the forts protecting Washington, D.C. during the Civil War. <br></br> Includes four half-tone photographs of new housing at these intersections: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Corner Rhode Island Avenue and 22nd Street (Verso)</li> <li>Jackson Street looking west from 20th Street (Recto)</li> <li>Kearny Street between 20th and 22nd Streets (Recto)</li> <li>22nd Street looking north from Kearny Street (Recto)</li> </ul> </div>
4967Three antique manuscript maps of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.DetailsBarker, Charles R.1915
Three antique manuscript maps of Ardmore Pennsylvania
Barker, Charles R.
1915
LOC:200
$600.00Barker--Charles-R-Three-antique-manuscript-maps-of-Ardmore-PennsylvaniaLot of three original hand-drawn (manuscript) maps of Ardmore, Pennsylvania. Ardmore, a close suburb on the west side of Philadelphia, lies within Montgomery County and Delaware County. <br></br> The largest map, at 8" x 16", is a large-scale MS plat map, a copy of an 1822 tract map for land owned by Simon Litzenberg. The copy was made by Charles R. Barker on August 1, 1915. <br></br> The other two manuscript maps each roughly 8" x 12" are smaller scale maps of Ardmore Pennsylvania with detail. One map with hand color and showing the campus for Haverford College and the Merion Cricket Grounds. Not signed; presumed by Barker.
5315Subdivision of Halifax in Volusia County, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1918
Plat map Halifax Company Lands Ormond Volusia Florida
Anonymous
1918
LOC:53
$875.00AnonymousPlat-map-Halifax-Company-Lands-Ormond-Volusia-FloridaA plat map for Halifax Company Lands in Volusia County, Florida. This plat reflects the desire to subdivide the land into smaller lots for residential and commercial use . Shows manuscript crayon notations (in red) "Bunnell 9 mi." and "Rt. 1", for Ridgewood Avenue a stretch of the Dixie Highway, as it turned west to Bunnell, Florida through what is today the Halifax Plantation area. <br></br> Rare early cyanotype (blueprint) plat of the subdivision of Halifax in Volusia County, Florida (near Bulow Creek State Park and northwest of Ormond Beach), bounded to the west by the <b>Old King's Road</b>. An updated plat of the area <b>previously platted as the Harwood Subdivision in 1888 by Norman Harwood</b> (see our stock number 5314). In comparison to P. D. Roger's 1888 plat of the same area, this map shows no indication of land use (hammocks, islands, marsh) suggesting that the land was drier by this date. <br></br> The plat shows the tomb of James Ormond II who died September 30, 1829 (now Ormond Tomb State Park). <br></br> Some of the differences between this plat and the earlier plat of Harwood (1888) include:<br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Most of the streets are re-named. What is today "the Old Dixie Highway" was named Ridgewood Avenue. The Dixie Highway was constructed between 1915 and 1929.</li> <li>Bead, Knox & Bead canal is shown entering Bulow Creek.</li> <li>Many new building sites are platted north of Ormond Tomb on both sides of Ridgewood Avenue.</li> <li>Plat clearly shows the north and south boundaries of the Ormond Grant.</li> <li>This plat shows in more detail and names the extent of the Mary Kunner grant.</li> <li>Harwood Grove Company plot is now labeled Halifax Grove Reservation, reflecting a change in ownership.</li> </ul> </div>
4944Oil-field prospect map ca. 1920 for San Juan County, New Mexico.DetailsAdams Engineering Company1920
Wildcatters oil-field prospect map for San Juan County, New Mexico
Adams Engineering Company
1920
LOC:62
$300.00Adams-Engineering-CompanyWildcatters-oil-field-prospect-map-for-San-Juan-County--New-MexicoWildcatter's blueprint (cyanotype) oil-field prospect map ca. 1920 for San Juan County, New Mexico. Four corners region near Aztec, Farmington, Shiprock and the Navajo Indian Reservation. The blueprint shows existing and proposed oil wells and oil field leases owned by an anonymous individual or company, annotated with typewritten notes: <br></br> "Midwest Oil Co. pool on the Hog Back they just … the 7th well at 690 feet they found sand … this is the most wonderful oil field in the world." <br></br> "U.S. Geological Survey of 1916 Professional paper 98-P of the San Juan … I looked this country over carefully for 5 months at the same time trying to get rid of my Rheumatism and [in my] my opinion it will only take development to have an oil field where I have my leases marked in red on this map." <br></br> My interpretation of the maps and notes are that the purpose of the map was to persuade investors to invest in the leases marked in red squares (at furthest right center) by reference to other known, producing oil wells (marked with small red dots). Published by Adams Engineering Company, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Drawn by H. Marsh.
52911921 cadastral map of the Beasley Ranch, San Luis Obispo, California.DetailsParsons, A.F.1921
Unrecorded cyanotype plat Beasley Ranch San Luis Obispo, California
Parsons, A.F.
1921
LOC:3
$475.00Parsons--A-F-Unrecorded-cyanotype-plat-Beasley-Ranch-San-Luis-Obispo--CaliforniaUnrecorded cyanotype (blueprint) cadastral map of the Beasley Ranch in San Luis Obispo County, California. In 1921 the Beasley Ranch was owned by R.K. Smith. Manuscript outline coloring to differentiate the Beasley Ranch in yellow, from property owned by Eckstine in red. <br></br> The Beasley Ranch, at the junction of the Nacimiento River and Burnett Creek, was named for William F. Beasley, a native Californian from Mariposa County, CA. Neighboring property is recorded for Joshua Wood, Alice Lynch, Luther Hester, Sands, Harris, Wheeler, Knox, Eckstine, and others. <br></br> Survey of the Beasley Ranch was conducted by Austin F. Parsons in October, 1921. Parsons (b. 1853), was San Luis Obispo County Surveyor from 1902 to 1930. Parsons was the Civil Engineer for numerous area bridges including the California Canyon Bridge and San Juan Bridge. <br></br> Scale 1" = 40 chains ( 1/2 mile). T.25S R.8E.
5208Map and brochure for Bronx real estate owned by William Waldorf Astor.DetailsAstor, William Waldorf1922
Maps and auction brochure for Bronx property of William Waldorf Astor
Astor, William Waldorf
1922
LOC:88
$1,250.00Astor--William-WaldorfMaps-and-auction-brochure-for-Bronx-property-of-William-Waldorf-AstorVery rare sales brochure for an auction of a tract of 1669 lots owned by <b>William Waldorf Astor</b> located in the Morris Park area of the Bronx in New York City. Rare- only one other holding located anywhere, an inferior example held by the New York Public Library. Astor died of heart failure in October, 1919 and the auction documented in these artifacts was held to settle Astor's estate less than three years later, in June, 1922. <br></br> Brochure (11" x15") includes a fine bird's eye view on the front cover; a map of a portion of New York City with the Bronx showing the tract location in context to subways and roads on the back cover; and a folding plat map enclosed within with lots platted shown on both sides of a large sheet measuring 21" x 30". All in good to very good condition. (Images of the folding plat map are available on request.) <br></br> William Waldorf Astor (1848-1919), was the only child of John Jacob Astor III, an attorney, politician, philanthropist, and newspaper publisher. W.W. Astor's great-grandfather father, John Jacob Astor, made a fortune in the fur trade and was the wealthiest man in the U.S. in 1848.
4735Cyanotype Chicago map with rail transport coal and electricity.DetailsLake Shore Realty Co.1925
Cyanotype Sales Map of Howard Avenue Subdivison No. 2 Chicago
Lake Shore Realty Co.
1925
LOC:88
$350.00Lake-Shore-Realty-Co-Cyanotype-Sales-Map-of-Howard-Avenue-Subdivison-No--2-ChicagoAuthentic cyanotype (blueprint) Chicago-area map from 1925 with interesting illustrations of local transportation including an electrified trolley and coal-fired steam locomotive. A fine, unique early 20th century artifact that should appeal to advertising collectors or others with interests in Evanston or Chicago, Illinois and the expansion into the suburbs. Dated within to 5/28/25. Drawn by J.R.W.A. <br></br> Right-hand side of this neat piece shows a large scale map with major streets centered on the Howard Ave Subdivison No 2. Concentric circles drawn at one mile intervals for 3 miles total radius. Left hand large-scale map of the Subdivision with side streets Jonquil Terrace, Lehigh Ave., Dobson Street, and North Meade Ave. Lots already sold are highlighted with dark red pencil. <br></br> The new subdivision was located at the intersection of Gross-Point Road and Howard Ave (now Street). Also crossing that intersection is a proposed trolley car line on Howard Ave. and the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul R.R. with a locomotive drawn heading northbound pulling a freight car and four passenger cars. <br></br> Text describes restrictions, title guarantor, and contact details for the Lake Shore Realty Co. at Consumer's Building Room 1716. 220 State Street. Phone Wabash9180. <br></br> Restrictions were: " Howard Ave is restricted to business buildings of stone or brick construction, two or more stories high. Balance is restricted to residence or apartment buildings of stone or brick construction." Titles guaranteed by Chicago Title & Trust Co. <br></br> In the 19th century blueprints (cyanotype prints) were generally scarce as blueprinting had only been invented in the 1870's and by 1899 the process was beginning to become widely adopted as a quick method of reproducing maps, plans, and architectural diagrams. Blueprinting was a well-accepted business tool in 1925 but no other copy of this map is found online.
5050Map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando.DetailsLovett Company1925
Rare, early map of Nela Isle Subdivision Orlando Florida.
Lovett Company
1925
LOC:11
$350.00Lovett-CompanyRare--early-map-of-Nela-Isle-Subdivision-Orlando-Florida-Early, pre-construction map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando, Florida in Orange County. Rare. Map on verso of a four-panel folding brochure. Dated within at August, 1925. <br></br> By The Lovett Company 118 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida. Map drawn by M. Klein, Cleveland, Ohio. With an inset large-scale context map showing Nela Isle in the larger Orlando, Lake Conway, Pine Castle area. <br></br> Verso with title and a fine two-panel Artist's Conception of the New Bridge to Nela Isle. According to the brochure: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Plans are being developed by the Florida Associated Engineers--- The Bridge will soon be a Reality. Watch Nela Grow." </div> MS signature of Geo[rge] W. Ireland 1897 (likely the phone number). Scale 1" = 200'.
5227Old cyanotype strip map of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA.DetailsMcDowell, L. N.1925
Rare Cyanotype Cadastral Map Beverly Hills Wilshire Boulevard California
McDowell, L. N.
1925
LOC:53
$375.00McDowell--L--N-Rare-Cyanotype-Cadastral-Map-Beverly-Hills-Wilshire-Boulevard-CaliforniaRare, previously unknown and fascinating cyanotype strip map of Wilshire Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California ca. 1925 by L. N. McDowell. This 10.5 foot-long blueprint map stretches eastward from South Lasky Drive, past Rodeo Drive and Beverly Drive, and terminates to the west at San Vincente Blvd, a total linear distance of 2.25 miles. With numerous blue over-colored 'erasures', stamped bungalow pictograms, and MS notations (1940's and 1950's) documenting usage of the map well after 1926. (Note: Contact us for complete photographs.) <br></br> The map reflects the early history of Beverly Hills. It shows Preuss Road before renaming to Robertson Boulevard in 1926 (1) and Realtor Road before renaming to Arnaz Drive (2). El Camino Drive is recorded as "Speedway Drive" with "El Camino" in MS pencil. Between 1919 and 1924 the Beverly Hills Speedway occupied a tract of land at Wilshire and Beverly that now includes the Beverly Wilshire Hotel which was built in 1928. <br></br> Date is based on an LA Times article which fixes the date that Preuss Road was renamed as 'Robertson Road': <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "In 1926, the city of Los Angeles agreed to rename its section of Preuss Road as Robertson Boulevard to honor developer George Robertson. Beverly Hills also voted to rename its stretch of road after Robertson." (1) </div></br> Title: "Business and Residential Income Properties Fronting on Wilshire Boulivard [sic] in the City of Beverly Hills. Compiled by L.N. McDowell - 559087 -" <br></br> Scale 1" = 100'. <br></br> (1) https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-2006-dec-10-me-then10-story.html</br> (2) ibid. Named not in honor of Desi Arnaz, but for Don Jose de Arnaz, a landholder in 19th century Los Angeles.
5333Rare blueprint plat map of a development near Muscle Shoals, Alabama.DetailsHowell and Graves1925
Early blueprint plat map for Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Howell and Graves
1925
LOC:53
$675.00Howell-and-GravesEarly-blueprint-plat-map-for-Muscle-Shoals--AlabamaVery rare unrecorded cyanotype or blueprint plat map of a development near <b>Muscle Shoals, Alabama.</b> Includes at upper right a fine context map of the Tri-cities area of Florence, Sheffield, and Muscle Shoals showing the locations of four developments planned by Howell and Graves in context to other major developments (two nitrate plants and a dam), and area railroads. Dated within at February, 1925. (The city of Muscle Shoals was incorporated in April, 1923.) <br></br> <b>Background: </b>After the outbreak of WWI Congress passed the National Defense Act of 1916 which, provided for construction of several new dams and for two nitrate plants. Nitrates, formerly sourced from Chile, were used in explosives and were deemed critical to the war effort. The nitrate plants were to be located in Muscle Shoals with the nearby Wilson Dam (then under construction) to provide power for the plants. The first nitrates were produced from these plants in November of 1918. The war ended before completion of the dam and eventually the Government offered the incomplete Wilson Dam for public sale. Henry Ford (Detroit, Michigan) made an offer to pay for completion of the dams and the nitrate plants in return for a 99-year lease. Ford's vision was to build a city 75 miles wide, employing over 1 million workers. Ford's involvement caused a land boom in the area of Sheffield. Politics ensued, Ford withdrew his offer, and the land boom faded. <br></br> Howell and Graves went on to build the first City Hall, homes, and the Howell and Graves Jr. High School, now used by the Board of Education. The streets they platted on this map including Alabama Avenue and Sheffield Avenue are still in existence in SW Muscle Shoals. <br></br> Sources:<br> Kazek, Kelly. "Could Muscle Shoals have been a hub rivaling Detroit? Henry Ford thought so". Al.com January 14, 2019.<br> https://historicalmarkerproject.com/markers/HMJ0V_howell-graves-school_Muscle-Shoals-AL.html
5353Unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Bowie County, Texas.DetailsStandard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company1925
Oilfield cadastral map of Bowie County, Texas
Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company
1925
LOC:300
$225.00Standard-Blueprint-Map-and-Engineering-CompanyOilfield-cadastral-map-of-Bowie-County--TexasScarce, unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Bowie County, Texas from the early Texas oil boom that started with the Spindletop discovery near Beaumont, Texas in 1901. This antique thematic map shows land owners and locations for petroleum exploration in Bowie County as well as railroads, major highways, and towns. The towns include Texarkana, Sulphur, New Boston, Malta, Fairbank, Basset, and DeKalb, Texas. <br></br> Scale 2000 varas = one inch. The vara is a Spanish unit of distance, defined in Texas since 1870 as 33 1/3 inch. Two thousand varas equal 1.052 statute miles. (Source: https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/vara-standard-length-not-so-standard-history). <br></br> A legend at upper right explains the types of oil exploration sites as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Producing</li> <li>Drilling</li> <li>Gas Well</li> <li>Location</li> <li>Dry Hole</li> <li>Abandoned Well</li> </ul> </div> Oil exploration or production company locations noted on the map include Bronway Oil and Gas Company, Post Office Emp. Oil and Gas Company, Texport Oil Company and DeKalb Petroleum Company. <br> Named for legendary knife fighter Jim Bowie, the county lies at the northeast corner of the state and is bordered by the Red River on the north, with Arkansas and Oklahoma across its northern boundary and Arkansas to the east. In 1920, the population of Bowie County was a bit over 39,000 persons. <br></br> Map was printed on heavy paper by the Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company 515 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas. Bears several red ink hand stamps that read: "Return to H. N. Harris, Fort Worth Nat'l Bank Building Fort Worth, Texas." Several lawsuits of the period reference a H.N. Harris, possibly associated with H.N. Harris Company or Inland Oil Company.
5354Unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Atascosa County, Texas.DetailsStandard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company1925
Oilfield cadastral map of Atascosa County, Texas
Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company
1925
LOC:300
$325.00Standard-Blueprint-Map-and-Engineering-CompanyOilfield-cadastral-map-of-Atascosa-County--Texaslarge, scarce, unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Atascosa County, Texas from the period of the early Texas oil boom that started with the Spindletop discovery near Beaumont, Texas in 1901. This antique thematic map shows land owners and locations for petroleum exploration in Atascosa County, Texas. Noted towns include Pleasanton, Campbellton, Ditto, Poteet, Amphion, Somerset and Gallinas. Includes several manuscript notations about oil wells in pencil and red crayon. <br></br> Note: Due to the large size the posted image is a composite of two photographs stitched together. Some misalignment or fuzziness may appear at the center join line as a result of this process. <br></br> A legend explains the types of oil exploration sites as: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Location</li> <li>Rig Up</li> <li>Drilling</li> <li>Producing</li> <li>Gas</li> <li>Dry Hole</li> <li>Abandoned Well</li> <li>Abandoned Location</li> </ul> </div> Map was printed on heavy paper by the Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company 515 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas in the mid-1920s. Bears several owner's red ink hand stamps that read: "Return to H. N. Harris, Fort Worth Nat'l Bank Building Fort Worth, Texas." Several lawsuits of the period reference a H.N. Harris, possibly associated with H.N. Harris Company or Inland Oil Company.
5274A Map of Plum Island for Annie H. Brown Sanctuary.DetailsPepin, A. L.1931
Map Plum Island Annie H. Brown Wild Life Sanctuary
Pepin, A. L.
1931
LOC:10
$550.00Pepin--A--L-Map-Plum-Island-Annie-H--Brown-Wild-Life-SanctuaryAn unrecorded cyanotype (blueprint) map of Plum Island from 1931 related to early conservation efforts on the Massachusetts coast. The map shows the location of land purchased for the Annie H. Brown Wildlife Sanctuary and several adjacent properties proposed for purchase. <br></br> Plum Island is a New England barrier island that lies on the coast of Massachusetts about two miles from Newburyport, Mass. Plum Island, 11 miles in length, is named for the beach plum shrubs that grow in the dunes. The North Point of the island is located at the mouth of Newburyport Harbor, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Merrimack River. <br></br> Legend at bottom describes seven numbered tracts of land on the map: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>300 acres - Annie H. Brown Wildlife Sanctuary.</li> <li>110 acres - Land of Knobbs Beach Associates.</li> <li>225 acres - Land of Woodworth.</li> <li>90 acres - Land of Stafford.</li> <li>75 acres Land of Clement.</li> <li>400 acres - Land of Bar Island realty Company.</li> <li>3 acres - Land of Small.</li> </ul> </div> Annie Hamilton Brown, a resident of Stoneham, willed a sum of between $15,000 and $25,000 to the Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England in 1929. Working with the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the federation was able to purchase most of the southern end of Plum Island for a wildlife sanctuary. In 1943, the Audubon Society sold the 1,600 acre sanctuary to the Federal Government who merged the land into the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. This item includes the original fund-raising transmittal letter and return envelope from the Federation of the Bird Clubs of New England, Inc. Laurance B. Fletcher, Secretary; Boston, Massachusetts. <br></br>
5325 1938 plat map of the four Sunset Islands in Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1938
Rare plat map of Sunset Islands, Miami, Dade Florida
Anonymous
1938
LOC:61
$950.00AnonymousRare-plat-map-of-Sunset-Islands--Miami--Dade-FloridaRare original blueline plan and plat map of the four Sunset Islands in Miami, Dade County, Florida. Contains a inset location sketch, or context map of the islands, at a scale of 1" - 2640 feet. This plat map would have been used in the post-Depression era when sales on the Sunset Islands were rebounding. Date included for each lot to be sold included lot dimensions and price. <br></br> Note this an original 1938 one-of-a-kind blueline plat. It is not a modern reprint, copy, facsimile or giclee. Guaranteed. <br></br> Sunset Islands (I,II,III,IV) are four man-made islands located in Biscayne Bay and are home to some of Miami's richest and best known residents. <br></br> The Sunset Islands were developed by the Sunset Islands Company, headed by Steven. A. Lynch (1882-1969), President of Paramount Pictures. The islands were first platted in 1925. The Sunset Canals were dredged in 1926. Just as the Great Depression struck, Lynch finished filling the islands. <br></br> Despite Lynch's early start during the Florida 1920's land boom, construction of new homes on The Sunset Islands did not start in earnest until a decade later, in part because of delaying tactics employed by rival Miami developer Carl Fisher and also due to the slowdown in development during the land-boom crash of the Great Depression. Lynch built a residence on the southwest corner of Sunset Island II named "Sunshine Cottage." <br></br> The Sunset Islands were among the last man-made islands created in Biscayne Bay. This plat of the Sunset Islands from 1938 shows only about 25% of the lots with homes on them and almost 50% of the lots left unsold at that time Prices ranged from as low as $2,000 for small interior lots to $29,000 or even $30,000 for a .85 acre lot with 183 feet of waterfront on Sunset Island II.
5384Real Estate Plat-book of the City of Miami Beach, Florida from 1943.DetailsG.M. Hopkins Co.1943
Real Estate Plat-book of the City of Miami Beach Florida
G.M. Hopkins Co.
1943
LOC:
$2,750.00G-M--Hopkins-Co-Real-Estate-Plat-book-of-the-City-of-Miami-Beach-FloridaRare real estate atlas or plat-book of the City of Miami Beach, Florida. Miami Beach was incorporated on March 26, 1915. The city is located on Florida's southeast coast in Miami-Dade county on natural and man-made barrier islands between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay. <br></br> Index sheet and 26 linen-backed plat sheets each 34" W x 23" H. <br></br> Published during WWII (1943) by G. M. Hopkins Co. 328 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA. Between 1870 and 1940, the G. M. Hopkins Co. produced more than 175 atlases and real estate plat maps including cities, counties, and townships in 18 different states and the District of Columbia. Revisions and additions to the atlases could be ordered from the G.M. Hopkins Company and then pasted over the original map plates.
5002Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida 1946DetailsDolph, Frank B.1946
Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida 1946
Dolph, Frank B.
1946
LOC:0
$1,750.00Dolph--Frank-B-Dolph-s-Subdivision-and-Zoning-Atlas-of-Miami--Florida-1946Dolph's Subdivision and Zoning Atlas of Miami, Florida. Includes Miami Shores Village, Biscayne Park, and El Portal. Published in 1946 by Frank B. Dolph Company 861 N.E. Third Street Fort Lauderdale and 307 N.W. Second Avenue, Miami, Florida. Includes a subdivision index and an index map to the City of Miami, Florida 1946. <br></br> Numerous manuscript updates, notations, and changes, along with a few pasted clippings and plans reflecting many years of productive use. Maps have been re-ordered but are all present. <br></br> Pages 1 - 48 all present.
5054Maps and brochure for Snell Island Harbor, St. Petersburg, Florida.DetailsGreen, John B.1951
Map brochure for Brightwaters Snell Isle Harbour St. Petersburg Florida
Green, John B.
1951
LOC:87
$400.00Green--John-B-Map-brochure-for-Brightwaters-Snell-Isle-Harbour-St--Petersburg-FloridaScarce original plat map of <b>Snell Isle Harbor</b> in St. Petersburg, Florida ca. 1951, by John B. Green, a local realtor. Includes red manuscript notes about lots previously sold. With an inset photograph of the area surrounding Brightwaters Snell Isle. Shows the outline of property for Clark's Sunset Golf Course and a block reserved as a business center. North is oriented to left bottom. Plat includes Snell Isle Boulevard, Cordova Boulevard, Toledo Way, Miramar Blvd., and Brightwaters Boulevard. Verso with information and a fine bird's eye view of the planned development. <br></br> Now one of St. Petersburg’s most upscale and desirable neighborhoods, Snell Isle was once nothing more than a low-lying mangrove swamp. When C. Perry Snell, a Kentucky pharmacist, came to visit the area in 1899, he envisioned a residential waterfront enclave and invested in the property of what is now Coffee Pot Bayou and Snell Island. In 1911, he began developing Snell Island. <br></br> In 1926, Snell opened the Coffee Pot Bayou Golf Club, now the 18-hole Vinoy Renaissance Resort Golf Club on Snell Isle. A few years later in 1928, he gifted land to the St. Petersburg Woman’s Club which still stands today on Coffee Pot Bayou and is on the U.S. Register of National Historic Places. <br></br> Snell Isle is completely residential, with several apartment communities, two schools, and two churches. Many original homes from the 1920s still exist today, with charming European and Spanish architecture. More than 80 percent of homes on Snell Isle enjoy waterfront views, some of the Bay and others on interconnected waterways.
5024Scarce tract map of lots for sale in Borrego Springs, California.DetailsBorrego Springs Land and Development Company1953
Scarce Borrego Springs California Sales Map
Borrego Springs Land and Development Company
1953
LOC:0
$550.00Borrego-Springs-Land-and-Development-CompanyScarce-Borrego-Springs-California-Sales-MapScarce tract map of lots for sale in Borrego Springs, California ca. 1953 before construction was completed on the Catholic Church. With an inset smaller-scale humorous pictorial map of the region around Borrego Springs, in San Diego County. <br></br> Today Borrego Springs is designated as a Dark Sky Community, the only community in California with that designation and one of only 22 locations in the world to have the designation. Not dated, not attributed.
5380Plat of lots for sale in Royal Harbor at Naples, Florida.DetailsRoyal Palm Harbor, Inc.1960
Naples, Florida sales plat for Royal Harbor subdivision
Royal Palm Harbor, Inc.
1960
LOC:
$250.00Royal-Palm-Harbor--Inc-Naples--Florida-sales-plat-for-Royal-Harbor-subdivisionScarce lithographed plat of lots for sale during 1960 in the Royal Harbor subdivision of Naples, Florida. The shaded areas consist of lots sold before October 1, 1960. <br></br> Originally developed in the 1960’s-1970’s, Royal Harbor is a waterfront community consisting of over 600 plus single family homes and condominiums located on the Eastern shore of Naples Bay. Royal Harbor is located near the heart of Naples, across the bay from Port Royal. <br></br> Published by Royal Palm Harbor, Inc. 1650 Curlew Avenue Naples Florida.
5122Map of the addition to Cutthroat Harbor Estates on Cudjoe Key Florida.DetailsRamrod Investments, Inc.1965
Scarce map and sales brochure for Cutthroat Harbor Estates Cudjoe Key Florida
Ramrod Investments, Inc.
1965
LOC:87
$120.00Ramrod-Investments--Inc-Scarce-map-and-sales-brochure-for-Cutthroat-Harbor-Estates-Cudjoe-Key-FloridaPlat of the first addition to Cutthroat Harbor Estates on the ocean side of Cudjoe Key, Florida. Plat is in a folding ten-panel sales brochure offering lots for sale in Cutthroat Harbor from $1,990 bordering Sacarma Bay, eighteen miles from Key West on U.S. Highway 1. Dated within to 1965, the brochure includes a small-scale map of the development in relationship to the southern portion of Cudjoe Key, and an aerial photograph of the same area. <br></br> The brochure includes a table of annual average weather conditions, photographs of construction work at the area, local fishing and boating activities, and the Key West International Airport.
5088Atlas and Plat Book Suwannee County Florida from 1975.DetailsRockford Map Publishers1975
Atlas and Plat Book Suwannee County Florida 1975
Rockford Map Publishers
1975
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$200.00Rockford-Map-PublishersAtlas-and-Plat-Book-Suwannee-County-Florida-1975Atlas and Plat Book Suwannee County Florida 1975, published by Rockford Map Publishers, Inc. Rockford, Illinois. Sponsored by Daniel Crapps, Realtor, Live Oak, Florida. <br></br> Contents contain an index map for Suwannee County; an alphabetized business directory; important facts about land descriptions; detailed maps for each of 23 townships in the index map; a map of the capital city of Suwannee County- Live Oak; a map of the city of Branford; and a reduced general highway map of Suwannee County, Florida.