Cadastral Maps

Cadastral maps are a fascinating glimpse into the past, providing an insight into land use of a particular geographic area at a given time. From Frederick Law Olmsted's 1889 Linwood Plat & Landscape Plan to Antique 1920's Blueprint Cadastral Map of Lands Southeast of Roseburg, Oregon, these maps document political boundaries, population growth, and land development plans in vivid detail.

Explore the evolution of cities and towns with our selection of cadastral maps from the 1920s. Discover how the Pinewood Development in Fort Pierce, Florida shaped the city we know today or trace the expansion of Miami during its 1920s land boom with an antique map from that era. Learn about Stanford Park Stock Farm & more with an Antique 1924 Map of Palo Alto, California or uncover the secrets behind rare a original blueprint of 1891 Santa Rosa Land Development.

At we specialize in rare and antique nautical charts and maps from all over the world. Our collection of cadastral maps is varied, featuring documents from different eras and locations. We have something for everyone: historians looking for original records; cartographers seeking to update their collections; architects searching for inspiration; or simply those who appreciate beautiful works of art. With our selection you can explore cartography throughout time and discover how maps shaped our world today!

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7903Plat Royal Park Palm Beach Florida The Millionaires Playground. 1913.DetailsGreen, Lewis Henry1913
Early Plat of Royal Park Palm Beach Florida
Green, Lewis Henry
$450.00Green--Lewis-HenryEarly-Plat-of-Royal-Park-Palm-Beach-FloridaBrochure (9" x 8") with a detailed plat of the Royal Park addition in Palm Beach, Florida. The Royal Park addition was one of the earliest planned developments in Palm Beach, Florida, developed starting around 1908, three years before Palm Beach was incorporated, in 1911. Royal Park was developed by Elisha Newton "Cap" Dimick, Palm Beach's first mayor, and early developers who had previously worked on the development of the Palm Beach Inn (later known as The Breakers hotel). <br><br> Dimick and his business partners marketed Royal Park as an exclusive residential community, featuring large lots, ocean to lake access, and Mediterranean Revival style architecture. In 1913, Lewis Henry Green, a wealthy Mexican-born real estate agent and investor from California, started working for the Royal Park subdivision in Palm Beach, Florida. He employed a game plan of splashy advertising, auctions, and prize giveaways for buyers. Green's dubbing of Royal Park as "the Millionaire's Playground" sparked significant interest in the development. <br><br> Tours of the "playground" were handled by W.E. Watson, a businessman who helped promote the project with two 24-seat vehicles that made the rounds. Green offered prizes daily at afternoon auctions held three days a week on Royal Palm Way, opposite the new bridge. At the first auction, 600 to 800 people attended, buying lots at around $375 each. <br><br> Royal Park sold out by 1917. Completed and settled a year later with eclectic bungalows, gabled Victorians, and front-porch cottages, the subdivision's burgeoning prominence would shift the town's center southward, paving the way for the 1920s dawn of Worth Avenue.
6793Historical advertising map of Village of Flatlands by Nelsons. 1944.DetailsNelson, Catherine and E. Theodore1944
Pictorial, historical, advertising map of the Village of Flatlands in 1870
Nelson, Catherine and E. Theodore
$275.00Nelson--Catherine-and-E--TheodorePictorial--historical--advertising-map-of-the-Village-of-Flatlands-in-1870Fine historical pictorial promotional map of The Village of Flatlands, as it was in 1870 - compiled from "old and musty maps, records and surveys" by Catherine & Theodore Nelson. The map was commissioned, copyrighted, and published in 1944 by George L. Clark, Inc., "A complete real estate institution", 142 Avenue "U" Brooklyn, N.Y. <br><br> Rare. Only two copies recorded in WorldCat. <br><br> This historical map of Flatlands encompasses the area of Canarsie, extending eastward from Ocean Avenue to Fresh Creek and northward from Jamaica Bay to Hunters Fly Road. The map provides a detailed representation of the region, showcasing the names of various property owners, as well as the locations of important landmarks such as dams, hotels, schools, shops, public buildings, cemeteries, and churches. Additionally, the map also features the route of the Brooklyn and Rockaway Branch Railroad, which played a significant role in the development and connectivity of the area. <br><br> George L. Clark, Inc., formerly Clark Realty Co., is a family real estate firm founded in 1870 that spans five generations of Clarks. John J. Clark began the family business on Long Island in 1870. His son, Patrick L. Clark, relocated the business to Brooklyn in 1907. George L. Clark Sr. joined the family business in 1919 and served the Brooklyn community as a Realtor for 67 years. Clark was active on many New York real estate organizations and was President of the Brooklyn Board of Realtors, the Bay Ridge Real Estate Board and the Flatbush Real Estate Board. <br><br>
6869Title Insurance map Spanish Mexican Ranchos Los Angeles County, 1929.DetailsTitle Insurance and Trust Company Los Angeles1929
Rare Map Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County
Title Insurance and Trust Company Los Angeles
$1,350.00Title-Insurance-and-Trust-Company-Los-AngelesRare-Map-Old-Spanish-and-Mexican-Ranchos-of-Los-Angeles-County"The Old Spanish and Mexican Ranchos of Los Angeles County" is apparently the first advertising map of that title published by the Title Insurance and Trust Company of Los Angeles, just one year after the firm was incorporated in 1928. Compared to later editions this earliest 1929 edition appears as though it was produced more quickly, fitting for a company that was just beginning to take advertising seriously. The 1929 edition is smaller, more colorful, and much less elaborately executed than two later maps by the same name that the firm published in 1930 and 1937. <br><br> Rare. Not found in Rumsey or WorldCat. <br><br> Compared to the 1930 edition the 1929 edition lacks the elaborate compass rose and distance scale, the Spanish missions are drawn more simply and they lack the founding dates found in the 1930 edition. In the 1930 edition the artist has labeled public lands as such, and has filled the Pacific Ocean with a sailing ship, flying fish, and sea monsters, familiar scenes that cartographers have used for hundreds of years. <br><br> Title Insurance Building. 433 So. Spring Street. Los Angeles. Copyright 1929. <br><br>
6841 Plat book or atlas of St. Louis County Missouri from 1909.DetailsNorthwest Publishing Company1909
Plat Book of St. Louis County Missouri
Northwest Publishing Company
$1,400.00Northwest-Publishing-CompanyPlat-Book-of-St--Louis-County-MissouriA complete cadastral plat book or atlas of St. Louis County, Missouri. This large atlas contains 105 pages of plats, 5 pages of photographs, misc. other maps and pages of local business-card size advertisements, a patron's directory, and an outline map of St. Louis County. Published in 1909 by Northwest Publishing Company, J. R. Dunham compiler and draftsman. <br><br> Cities and towns include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Brentwood</li> <li>Black Jack</li> <li>Clayton</li> <li>Creve Couer</li> <li>Ferguson</li> <li>Gumbo</li> <li>Kirkwood</li> <li>Manchester</li> <li>Spanish Lake</li> <li>University City</li> <li>Valley Park</li> <li>Webster Groves</li> </ul> </div>
6814Manuscript engineers map of lower Cambridgeport, Mass. 1905.DetailsWhitney, William H.1905
Manuscript engineers trace map of Cambridgeport Massachusetts
Whitney, William H.
$500.00Whitney--William-H-Manuscript-engineers-trace-map-of-Cambridgeport-MassachusettsOriginal manuscript trace map by the civil engineering firm of William H. Whitey, Boston. A traced pen and ink map on tracing cloth of an area in Cambridgeport, Massachusetts bounded by the Charles River to the south and Erie Street to the North and from Magazine Street at the west to roughly where Briggs Field now stands. This manuscript trace would have been used to create numerous blueprint copies for Whitney's clients. Whitney was a very early adopter of blueprinting to support his map-making and design business. <br><br> The map shows the location of the Boston University Bridge across the Charles River then under construction as well as the proposed location for an additional bridge downstream. <br><br> Includes Washington Square, a soap works of J. Reardon and Sons, Hastings Square, Morse School, Captain's Island Playground, Baptist home, and Lammson Memorial Building. By William H. Whitney, Boston Civil Engineer.
6823Hyannis, Mass. map of sea captain's homes by Dr. Charles Harris, 1939.DetailsHarris, Charles E.1939
Rare Pictorial Map of Hyannis, Massachusetts Homes of Sea Captains in 1854
Harris, Charles E.
$395.00Harris--Charles-E-Rare-Pictorial-Map-of-Hyannis--Massachusetts-Homes-of-Sea-Captains-in-1854A very rare unrecorded historical map of the village of Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1854 showing the locations of sea captains' homes. Copyrighted in 1939 by Dr. Charles E. Harris. <br><br> No copies are recorded in WorldCat, nor were any copies found online as of August, 2023. <br><br> Includes a alphabetical indexed table of names of sea captains tied numerically to locations Harris has identified on the map. A brief glance at the captains' names makes it apparent that command of Hyannis-based vessels during that time period was largely a familial occupation. Families with the most numerous seafarers included the surnames: Baker (10), Baxter (9) Bearse (23), Crowell (17), Hallett (22), and Lothrop (8). A legend above the table identifies each name with the type of maritime trade each captain was associated with: coastal, deep water, lighthouse service, canal boat, pilot, steamer, and living. <br><br> Dated January 1, 1939. Data collected and assembled by Dr. Charles E. Harris. Map courtesy of James F. McLaughlin C.E. Drawn by Walter M. Gaffney.
68271881 manuscript plan Back Bay Commonwealth Ave. Boston Mass.DetailsFuller and Whitney1882
Rare manuscript surveyors cadastral plan of Commonwealth Avenue in Boston Mass
Fuller and Whitney
$850.00Fuller-and-WhitneyRare-manuscript-surveyors-cadastral-plan-of-Commonwealth-Avenue-in-Boston-MassIf you collect antique Boston paper or you are looking for an original, unique, one-of-a-kind gift for someone then consider this rare piece of Boston history: <br><br> This is a manuscript or hand drawn plan, a cadastral map of Commonwealth Avenue in Back Bay, Boston, Mass. from January, 1882. The map was the source map, a master map, a base map, for blueprint copies made around 1882 by the Civil Engineering firm of Fuller and Whitney who styled themselves "Back Bay Engineers". Fuller and Whitney tracked the owners name, lot width and lot number on Commonwealth during the fill and development of Boston's Back Bay in the latter half of the 19th century. Covers five blocks on Commonwealth Ave. between Dartmouth Street and West Chester Park, now called Massachusetts Ave. <br><br> Fuller and Whitey regularly used this master copy to publish beautiful blueprints tracking the progress of the Boston Back Bay project in the 1880's. To produce a blueprint they would lay a sheet of tracing paper across this master page and have a draftsman neatly trace and letter the plan in water-soluble ink. When that trace was complete they laid the trace across a sheet of unexposed blueprint paper and placed both sheets under the bright sun for several minutes to expose it, just like an old style contact photograph. The exposed print was then washed to develop it. <br><br> Although multiple blueprints may have been produced (I don't know of any) this is the only master manuscript source plan. They aren't making any more of these. <br><br> What a conversation piece! Includes notes from the engineers about the how the owner's names were put on the map and about lot widths. <br><br> Fuller and Whitey's document index file numbers 741 and 858. <br><br> <b>Other Boston manuscript maps are available. Contact us for more information.</b>
6807Innes' map of producing oil and gas fields in Oklahoma from 1917.DetailsInnes, Frederick A.1917
Map of Oklahoma producing oil and gas fields blueline
Innes, Frederick A.
$700.00Innes--Frederick-A-Map-of-Oklahoma-producing-oil-and-gas-fields-bluelineRare, large comprehensive one-sheet cloth map of producing oil and gas fields in Oklahoma from 1917. Copyright 1917 by F. A. Innes, Tulsa Oklahoma. Published by the Kelley Map Company, Tulsa, Oklahoma. <br><br> Manuscript pencil notation at bottom about recorded deeds in 1947. Manuscript red marks below Oklahoma City in Cleveland County possibly reflect sites for the deeds. <br><br> The era in which this map was produced was one of rapid growth in Oklahoma oil and gas exploration, driven in part by the demands of WWI. In 1917 Phillips Petroleum Company was incorporated in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. During 1918 the Southwestern Association of Petroleum Geologists, established just one year earlier, became the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG). <br><br> Type of well is denoted on the map using symbols explained in a legend for: <br><br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Oil wells</li> <li>Gas wells</li> <li>Abandoned wells</li> <li>Dry holes</li> <li>Drilling wells</li> </ul> </div> <br> Photographed in two sections to accommodate size.
6769Plat of U.S. Government's Nitrate Plant #2 at Muscle Shoals, ALDetailsMilner, P. S.1925
Blueprint map Industrial Plant Gate Addition Muscle Shoals Nitrate Plant 2
Milner, P. S.
$250.00Milner--P--S-Blueprint-map-Industrial-Plant-Gate-Addition-Muscle-Shoals-Nitrate-Plant-2Scarce blueprint plat map for the Industrial Plant Gate Addition located near the main gate to the U.S. Government's Nitrate Plant #2 at Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Dated withing to April 27, 1925. The nitrate was used for producing gunpowder. An ugly reminder of the racism that was endemic one-hundred years ago is that one of the three building restrictions listed was "Caucasian Race Only." <br><br> Inset smaller-scale map of the greater Muscle Shoals district drawn by W. A. Dealy. The map shows the location of Nitrate Plants #1 and #2 in relationship to Sheffield, Florence, and Tuscumbia, AL. <br><br> Please see our other blueprint cadastral plat maps for the 1920's Muscle Shoals land boom from Keane Development Corp., Howell and Graves, and others. These proposed additions include Huston Heights, Lakeside Highlands, and Muscle Shoals Center.
6687 Landscape plan by F. L.  Olmstead for Linwood in Lynn, Mass.DetailsOlmsted, F. L. and Company1889
F.L. Olmsted heliotype landscape plan Linwood Lynn Massachusetts
Olmsted, F. L. and Company
$875.00Olmsted--F--L--and-CompanyF-L--Olmsted-heliotype-landscape-plan-Linwood-Lynn-MassachusettsRare finely-detailed heliotype (1) plat and landscape plan by Frederick Law Olmsted for the Linwood development, in Lynn, Massachusetts, 1889. WorldCat lists only one copy, at Harvard. Heliotype Printing Co., Boston. R.R. Jones, del. <br><br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "John Charles and Frederick Law Olmsted developed the Linwood subdivision on the estate of Philip Tapley, a hilltop property with views of striking features like Breed’s Pond and Lynn Harbor. With the site's steep topography, the pair faced challenges and had to make strategic design choices to maximize space on the hilltop plateaus. Plans show that roughly 218 lots were mapped to house large single-family homes. Unfortunately, Linwood was never developed (1). <br> </div> <br> In 1889, F. L. Olmsted designed Linwood, a neighborhood in Lynn, Massachusetts. The Linwood neighborhood was a unique project at the time, as it was one of the earliest examples of a planned suburban community. Olmsted was hired by the developers of the Linwood project, the Lynn Land Company, to design the landscape and street plan for the neighborhood. Olmsted's plan for Linwood included winding streets, spacious lots, and plenty of green space. He also designed a park in the center of the neighborhood, which he called "The Park at Linwood." <br><br> September, 1889. F. L. Olmstead & Co. Landscape Architects. Brookline, Mass. 1889. and Isaac K. Harris, Engineer. Lynn, Mass. <br><br>
6689Pinewood, Florida Cadastral Plat 1925 Fort Pierce, Colonial Land.DetailsColonial Land Company1925
Pinewood Florida
Colonial Land Company
$285.00Colonial-Land-CompanyPinewood-FloridaPlat for a development- "Pinewood" in Fort Pierce, Florida, 1925. Shows usage in the real-estate trade by the presence of manuscript color probably to track sales of each lot. Streets include the New Dixie Highway / South Fourth Street, Indian River Drive, Georgia Avenue, Park Way, Coconut Drive, Sunrise Boulevard and many more. <br><br> At bottom sample elevation profiles of trendy 1920's Florida bungalows (1). <br><br> The neighborhood was owned and developed by Colonial Land Company of Trenton, N. J. with offices in Fort Pierce and West Palm Beach, Florida. Robb & Buchanan, Engineers. Fort Pierce, Florida. Dated within at June 8, 1925 and signed by N. C. Buchanan. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6689" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6689/SC_6689_detail_2.jpg" alt="Bungalows on a 60' street cross section for a development- "Pinewood" in Fort Pierce, Florida, by Colonial Land Company in 1925." published by Seaboard Airline Railway Florida." width="320"/> <br><br> <font size="-2">Bungalows at Pinewood. A 60' street cross section.</font> </div><br> (1) The bungalow is a type of housing unit that emerged in the late 19th century. It is a one-story or one-and-a-half-story house that is typically small in size and has a low-pitched roof with wide eaves that often extend to form a porch. <br><br> In the United States, the bungalow style became popular in the early 20th century, particularly in the western states where it was seen as a way to adapt to the climate and terrain of the region. Bungalows were often built in neighborhoods where land was relatively cheap and could be subdivided into small lots. The bungalow style continued to evolve throughout the 20th century, with many variations and adaptations, including the California bungalow, the Chicago bungalow, and the Craftsman bungalow.
6676Manuscript forestry map of the south part of Allen's Island, MaineDetailsCoolidge, P.T.1926
Manuscript forest stand map south Allen's Island St George Maine Wyeth
Coolidge, P.T.
$350.00Coolidge--P-T-Manuscript-forest-stand-map-south-Allen-s-Island-St-George-Maine-WyethRare pen and ink manuscript forestry stand map of the south part of Allen's (Allen) Island, Maine. The map was created to represent the vegetation type, stand density and species distribution for South Allen Island in 1924. A century ago spruce predominated at the south end with pasture and scrub growth surrounding an old farm near island center. <br><br> Allen Island is a 450-acre private island located in St. George, Knox County, Maine. Situated near the southeastern end of Muscongus Bay, it is the largest island of a small cluster, with Benner Island to the northwest and Burnt Island to the east. <br><br> According to historical records, the island was first granted to William Allen, a prominent businessman and politician in Massachusetts, in the mid-18th century. Allen used the island primarily for fishing and hunting, and it remained in his family for several generations. In 1979, the island was purchased by Betsy Wyeth, wife of painter Andrew Wyeth. Prior to their ownership, the island had become a seasonal home for two fishing families living in decaying houses on the fringe of a fast-encroaching spruce forest. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="3" src="/zoomifyimages/SC_6676/SC_6676_Island.jpg" alt="Allen Island, Maine." width="300"/> <br><small>Allen Island, Maine courtesy Colby College.</small> </div><br> Wyeth was drawn to the island's stark natural beauty and solitude, which he found to be a perfect place for inspiration and artistic creation. He spent much of his time on the island, painting the landscape as well as the old decaying houses and structures that dotted the island's coastline. Many of his paintings featuring the island's landscape are considered to be among his most iconic works.
66531926 boundary map of the City of Miami forecasting growth to 1935.DetailsA.C. Douglass Printing Company1926
1926 Map of the City of Miami and Environs with Estimated Expansion
A.C. Douglass Printing Company
$600.00A-C--Douglass-Printing-Company1926-Map-of-the-City-of-Miami-and-Environs-with-Estimated-ExpansionInteresting and prescient original lithographed map of the City of Miami and the nearby surrounding area made during the Miami land boom. The map shows forecasted expansive development between the period 1925 - 1935. Scarce. <br><br> Show Miami's historic growth from 1910 - 1925 and forecasts development to 1935 with projected future boundaries shown. Miami's boundary shows rapid population growth from 5,470 people in 1910, to 29,571 in 1920, and 225,000 in 1926, with the population projected to reach 1,000,000 by 1935. <br><br> Compiled and drawn by Sauer and Seghy. Printed by A.C. Douglass Printing Co., (2907 N.W. 12th Ave., Miami) in 1926. <br><br> Along with the usual suspects the map captures several lesser known historical features: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Irons Manor subdivision: The Irons Manor development was platted by developer V. Earl Irons in 1926 following the principles of the City Beautiful movement. </li> <li>Miami Jockey Club: established in 1924 by James Bright, Glenn Curtis, and Joseph Smoot. </li> <li>Hanson's avocado grove established by Edgar F. Hanson in 1922 was the largest in the world with over 30,000 avocado trees.</li> <li>King Cole Hotel, with 60 rooms was completed in 1925.</li> <li>Future site of the University of Miami, opened in fall 1926.</li> </ul> </div>
6647Blueprint tract map of land southeast of Roseburg, OregonDetailsDouglas County Abstract Company1925
Cadastral map Township No. 28 near Roseburg, Oregon
Douglas County Abstract Company
$100.00Douglas-County-Abstract-CompanyCadastral-map-Township-No--28-near-Roseburg--OregonBlueprint cadastral map of lands southeast of Roseburg, Oregon. Date c. 1920's.
6586Map of Palo Alto, California in Santa Clara County, 1924.DetailsAnonymous1924
Map of City of Palo Alto Santa Clara County California
$150.00AnonymousMap-of-City-of-Palo-Alto-Santa-Clara-County-CaliforniaMap of Palo Alto, California in Santa Clara County dated within to November, 1924. At map bottom, below Alma Street, is Stanford Park, the Palo Alto Stock Farm, Palo Alto Union High School, and Stanford University and stadium. <br><br> The map of Palo Alto shows tract numbers, and the location of numerous tracts, subdivisions and developments including Clara Vista, Alba Park Addition, the Alcorn tract, and Ravenswood. <br><br> Palo Alto city limits in 1924 are shown with a dotted line.
64761890 manuscript contour drainage plan of Stockholm's LadugårdsgärdetDetailsRosen, Ludwig1890
Engineers manuscript contour drainage plan of the Gärdet in Stockholm Sweden
Rosen, Ludwig
$900.00Rosen--LudwigEngineers-manuscript-contour-drainage-plan-of-the-Gärdet-in-Stockholm-SwedenEarly and rare engineer's pen and ink manuscript contour drainage plan of Stockholm's Ladugårdsgärdet [1] by States Engineer Ludwig Rosen in 1890. A hand-drawn and hand colored detailed plan on supple surveyors tracing cloth covering land that was at the time largely undeveloped. Today the outer portions of the Gärdet are well developed leaving a central open space that is part of Stockholm’s National City Park. <br><br> An important manuscript engineering plan related to urban growth, development, and the environmental preservation of Stockholm, Sweden. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title="Täckdikningsplan for Ladugårdsgärde vid Stockholm"></a> <img id="3" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6476/SCV_6476_Title.jpg" alt="Täckdikningsplan for Ladugårdsgärde vid Stockholm" width="300"/> <br><small>Title to Rosen's plan of the Ladugårdsgärde (1890)</small> </div><br> Plan shows land contour and numerous profile cross-section inset drawings. From a translation of the title "Täckdikningsplan" we can derive that the purpose of the plan was for the development of "cover ditches" or sub-surface drainage systems. North oriented to upper left. Detailed explanatory legend fills the left side of the plan. <br><br> [1] Ladugårdsgärdet or Gärdet is a suburb in Stockholm County east and northeast of Östermalm with a current population of roughly 21,500 residents. Until the mid 1800’s, the eastern areas of Stockholm were known as Ladugårdslandet, or “The Barn Land.” Throughout the 1900’s, large areas of Gärdet were developed.
5461Official City Map of Lighthouse Point, Florida by Grant.DetailsGrant, John A. Jr.1988
Official City Map of Lighthouse Point, Florida
Grant, John A. Jr.
$650.00Grant--John-A--Jr-Official-City-Map-of-Lighthouse-Point--FloridaOfficial City Map of <strong>Lighthouse Point, Florida</strong> prepared by John A. Grant Jr. Registered Land Surveyor 1141 State of Florida. The map was prepared in 1960 and later adopted in 1964. This edition is dated to 1988. No copy is found online. <br></br> The seaside community of Lighthouse Point is a suburb of Fort Lauderdale located in northeastern Broward County, Florida, United States. Lighthouse Point was named for the Hillsboro Inlet Lighthouse (map bottom right), located in Hillsboro Beach. In 2010 the population of Lighthouse Point was 10,344. <br></br> This map is hand colored to highlight neighborhood names and is colored by hand to represent the local zoning district. Pasted typed and hand-colored paper <strong>zoning legend</strong> at left provides an index to the zoning district designation by color. These districts in 1988 were: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>RM-25 Apartment Districts</li> <li>RM-16 4-Family Residence</li> <li>RD-10 2-Family Residence</li> <li>RS-3 Single Family Residence</li> <li>B-3 Single Family Residence</li> <li>B-3A Special Business Districts</li> <li>B-3 General Business Districts</li> <li>B-2A Planned Business Districts</li> <li>B-2 Community Business Districts</li> <li>B-1 Neighborhood Special Business Districts</li> </ul> </div> <br></br> Map, matted and framed with plexiglass glazing. Total overall size is 26" W x 37" H. <br></br> Price includes packing and shipping, insurance, within the Continental USA. Not shipped internationally due to size.
5431Plat map of Sea Girt, New Jersey in Monmouth County.DetailsOsborn, Frank1909
Plat sales map of Sea Girt New Jersey Atlantic Ocean
Osborn, Frank
$125.00Osborn--FrankPlat-sales-map-of-Sea-Girt-New-Jersey-Atlantic-OceanOriginal lithographed plat map of Sea Girt, New Jersey in Monmouth County by Frank Osborn. The maps reflects sales of residential lots as early as 1909 but the Borough of Sea Girt was formed by an act of the New Jersey Legislature later, in March, 1917. <br></br> The features depicted on the map include the state military encampment including a "Governor's Cottage"; Crescent Park, Edgemere Park, Sea Girt Inlet and the Sea Girt Station- apparently used by several railroads including the New York and Long Branch Railroad. Also shows the route for a trolley line snaking through the settlement to other N.J. communities including Spring Lake, Belmar, Ocean Grove, and Asbury Park. <br></br> Title includes the name of the real estate agent selling the property: E.V. Patterson Jr. on Washington Boulevard in Sea Girt NJ. Interestingly, the map does not show the Sea Girt Lighthouse which has occupied a corner at Ocean Avenue and Beacon Boulevard since 1896. <br></br> North is oriented to the upper right.
5427University Pool oilfield in Pecos County, Texas ca. 1929.DetailsAnonymous1929
Map of the University Pool oilfield in Pecos County, Texas
$250.00AnonymousMap-of-the-University-Pool-oilfield-in-Pecos-County--TexasLarge anonymous oilfield cadastral map of the University Pool oilfield in Pecos County, Texas ca. 1929. An unintentional found work of abstract art- a 38" x 30" blueline map with hand color of leased tracts by pencil with similar ownership designated by coloring. <br></br> Across the center of entire map are simply the words: <strong>"State University Land."</strong> <br></br> Numerous lessees are noted on the map with many large and small oil companies including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Tower & McKanna</li> <li>Dixie</li> <li>Shell</li> <li>Humble</li> <li>Tidal</li> <li>Transcontinental</li> <li>Tay-Link</li> <li>California</li> <li>W.R. Jones</li> </ul> </div>Large manuscript crayon filing notation on the verso reads "Rowan-Tong Area, Pecos County."
5412Blue-line cadastral map of an area in Menard County, Texas.DetailsIrvin, R. B.1925
Oilfield map Menard County, Texas to J. C. Barnett
Irvin, R. B.
$165.00Irvin--R--B-Oilfield-map-Menard-County--Texas-to-J--C--BarnettColorful blue-line cadastral oil-field map of an area in Menard County, Texas that was leased during the 1920's to J. C. Barnett. Created by R. B. Irvin, Civil Engineer from Brownsville, Texas during the mid-1920's Texas oil boom. <br></br> Includes a key at upper left presumably relating lessee's to leased sections by color. Scale: 2.4 in. = 1 mile.
5414Blue-line geological map of Colbert Ranch in Texas.DetailsRowlett, C.1925
Oilfield map of Colbert Ranch Shackelford Texas
Rowlett, C.
$215.00Rowlett--C-Oilfield-map-of-Colbert-Ranch-Shackelford-TexasColorful, blue-line geological oil-field map of Colbert Ranch in Shackelford County, Texas. Lessee's denoted by color. Heavy paper. <br></br> Field work by R. Rowlett. Elevations taken from massive limestone beds in the Permian. Scale: 1" = 1000'. <br></br> Lessee's noted on the map include <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Phillips Petroleum Company</li> <li>Marland Oil Company</li> <li>C. Rowlett</li> <li>Cosden & Company</li> <li>Midwest</li> <li>Humble Oil Co. and Refining (became ExxonMobil)</li> </ul> </div>
5415Unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Borden County, Texas.DetailsStandard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company1924
Oilfield cadastral map of Borden County, Texas
Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company
$235.00Standard-Blueprint-Map-and-Engineering-CompanyOilfield-cadastral-map-of-Borden-County--TexasScarce, unrecorded 1920's blue-line oilfield map of Borden 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 Borden County. Manuscript outlining of tracts and pencil notations of lessee names. <br></br> Scale 4.5" = 5 miles. <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>Location</li> <li>Rig Up</li> <li>Drilling</li> <li>Producing</li> <li>Gas</li> <li>Abandoned</li> <li>Dry Hole</li> </ul> </div> Map was printed on heavy paper by the Standard Blueprint Map and Engineering Company 515 Main Street, Fort Worth Texas. Does not show the Shreveport office address, as on other maps therefore presumed a bit earlier than 1925.
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.
$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.
5365Very rare surveyors' plat map of Little Nahant island, Mass.DetailsAnonymous1890
Surveyors manuscript trace plat of Little Nahant Island, Massachusetts
$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.
5352Scarce lithographed map of lots filled in South Cove at Boston, MassDetailsSouth Cove Corporation1845
South Cove Boston Massachusetts Auction Plat Rare Antique Map
South Cove Corporation
$550.00South-Cove-CorporationSouth-Cove-Boston-Massachusetts-Auction-Plat-Rare-Antique-MapScarce lithographed cadastral map of land filled by the South Cove Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts to be sold at auction on February 18, 1845 by Francis Jackson, agent for the Corporation. Folded into a small 6" x 9" booklet [1] detailing the condition of the dividend (auction) and the dimensions of each lot to be sold. <br></br> The land to be sold by the South Cove Corporation was bounded by Albany Street, Harrison Avenue, Erie Street, and Troy Street and Cobb Wharf. <br></br> [1] "Catalogue of 132 lots of land in the South Cove with the numbers, dimensions, and contents affixed to each lot. To be divided among the stockholders, by order of the Directors of the South Cove Corporation." Press of Foster and Brewster. Boston. 1845. 8 pages. [Mass., landfill, made land]
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
$275.00Howell-and-GravesEarly-blueprint-plat-map-for-Muscle-Shoals--AlabamaRare blueprint map of Muscle Shoals Center Number Twelve Colbert County, Alabama. The map was part of a large development planned for the area. <br><br> Produced ca. 1925 by A. L. Howell and C. T. Graves Owners and Developers. Detroit, Michigan. Executive Office 350 Madison Avenue, New York, N. Y. <br><br>
6561Map of the Lakeside Highlands development near Muscle Shoals, Alabama.DetailsHowell and Graves1930
Florence Alabama Lakeside Highlands Blueprint Plat Map Muscle Shoals
Howell and Graves
$300.00Howell-and-GravesFlorence-Alabama-Lakeside-Highlands-Blueprint-Plat-Map-Muscle-ShoalsRare original blueprint plat map of the Lakeside Highlands subdivision on the east side of Lake Wilson in the Muscle Shoals District at Florence in Lauderdale County, Alabama. With a small scale inset context map (1 inch = 1 mile): "Muscle Shoals District Showing Location of Lakeside Highlands." G.P. Nicolopoolos Owner and Developer. Date ca. 1930. <br><br> Drawn by W.A. Dealy, the map includes insets of a suggested tree-lined street section and a suggested business section designed by landscape architect Frank M. Button ("The highest type of Architecture is our aim.") Streets shown include the existing Lee Highway and Wilson Dam Highway (South Wilson Dam Road), and the proposed Center Drive, Shoals Boulevard, and Lakeside Drive, East Lakeside Drive and two bridle paths. <br><br>
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
$350.00S--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="" 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.
5314Cyanotype (blueprint) plat map near Hastings, Florida.DetailsRanson, Robert1906
Antique map of Cracker Swamp drainage Hastings, Florida FEC
Ranson, Robert
$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.
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.
$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.
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.
$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.
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
$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.
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
$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.
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.
$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>
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.
$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)</br> (2) ibid. Named not in honor of Desi Arnaz, but for Don Jose de Arnaz, a landholder in 19th century Los Angeles.
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
$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.
5198Two MS cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob.DetailsAnonymous1800
Two French Manuscript Cadastral Plans near Dijon, France.
$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.
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.
$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
$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.
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.
$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.
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.
$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.
5050Map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando.DetailsLovett Company1925
Rare, early map of Nela Isle Subdivision Orlando Florida.
Lovett Company
$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'.
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
$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.
4967Three antique manuscript maps of Ardmore, Pennsylvania.DetailsBarker, Charles R.1915
Three antique manuscript maps of Ardmore Pennsylvania
Barker, Charles R.
$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.
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
$800.00City-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.
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
$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.
4909Manuscript plat in Newtown, Queens, New York.DetailsAnonymous1859
Antique manuscript plat Queens, New York deBevoise
$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: </div>
4887Four manuscript plats of Kentucky real estate.DetailsStewart, John Frew1900
Four manuscript survey plats of Kentucky land.
Stewart, John Frew
$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>
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.
$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.
3693Fine blueprint topo map of Pebble Beach, CA made in 1909.DetailsHunter, T.B.1909
Large antique blueprinted map of Pebble Beach, California
Hunter, T.B.
$1,800.00Hunter--T-B-Large-antique-blueprinted-map-of-Pebble-Beach--CaliforniaFine 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.)
3663Plat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision.DetailsAnonymous1891
Antique lot plan of Coronado Heights in San Diego County
$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.
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
$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="" 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.
2540Scarce blueprint of the Back Bay area in Boston, Mass.DetailsFuller and Whitney1885
Antique blueprint engineer's plan of Boston's Charlesgate East area
Fuller and Whitney
$375.00Fuller-and-WhitneyAntique-blueprint-engineer-s-plan-of-Boston-s-Charlesgate-East-areaOriginal rare cadastral blueprint plan from September 22, 1885 providing detail for a portion of Boston's Back Bay on Beacon Street, Marlborough Street, and Commonwealth Avenue west of West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and east of Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East). At center left the reader will find the Beacon Entrance to Back Bay Park. <br></br> This blueprint, and perhaps other like it, were the end product created from <a href="" target="_blank">a manuscript trace document</a> by William H. Whitney. </div> Verso is blank. <br></br> During the period 1872 to 1888 Fuller & Whitney Civil Engineers, was conducted as a partnership between J. Franklin Fuller and William H. Whitney with offices at 39 Court Street, Boston, Mass. Whitney assumed sole control of the firm in 1888 and changed the name to William H. Whitney. <br></br> In his autobiography Whitney refers to his work with the latest cutting-edge reprographic technology- blueprinting: <div class="indenttextblock">“In September 1881 I received a bronze medal at the Massachusetts Charitable Mechanic Association Exhibit for sun or blue prints. I developed a process from the French and used it in illustrating the growth of Back Bay lands. I issued to subscribers monthly schedules and maps showing the changes of ownership, increase in value, improvement by filling and public works.” (The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Vol 64, January 1910. Number 253. p. lix).</div>
2541Scarce blueprint of the Back Bay area in Boston, Mass.DetailsFuller and Whitney1886
Antique blueprint plan of Boston near Huntington and Massachusetts Avenues
Fuller and Whitney
$300.00Fuller-and-WhitneyAntique-blueprint-plan-of-Boston-near-Huntington-and-Massachusetts-AvenuesOriginal cadastral blueprint plan from Jan. 1, 1886 of a portion of the Boston' Back Bay east of Massachusetts Avenue. The area includes the current location of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra at 236 Huntington Ave. In the upper portion of the plan an artifact of the blueprint process reveals where a piece of lint or vegetation landed between the surveyor's trace and blueprint paper during exposure of the paper to sunlight. <br></br> The area for this blueprint in Boston, Massachusetts is bounded on three sides by Falmouth Street, West Chester Park (now Massachusetts Avenue) and St. Botolph Street. Verso is blank. Sheet is labeled "M".
2543Scarce blueprint of the Back Bay area in Boston, Mass.DetailsFuller and Whitney1885
Antique manuscript engineers traced plan of Boston's Charlesgate East area
Fuller and Whitney
$500.00Fuller-and-WhitneyAntique-manuscript-engineers-traced-plan-of-Boston-s-Charlesgate-East-areaWilliam H. Whitney was a very early adopter of the "blue process" or blueprinting . Both this trace and the <a href="" target="_blank">blueprint produced from this trace</a> were created by Whitney just 4 years after the earliest recorded use of blueprints for his Boston-based civil engineering firm. <br><br> This rare artifact is the original manuscript cadastral ink trace on tracing cloth from September 22, 1885 providing plan detail for a portion of the Boston Back Bay on Beacon and Marlborough Streets and Commonwealth Avenue west of West Chester Park (Massachusetts Avenue) and east of Ipswich Street (Charlesgate East). This trace would have been used as the reproducible master source to create one or more blueprints, then a new reprographic technology. <br><br> With Fuller & Whitney's ink oval over stamp. MS number in pencil at bottom right: "1277". <br></br> </div>
5369Plan of Section A Orient Heights, Boston, Massachusetts.DetailsWhitman and Breck1880
Plan of Section A in Orient Heights - Boston, Mass.
Whitman and Breck
$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:
1478Antique map of Mississippi Rivers and New Orleans leveesDetailsU.S. Army Engineers1894
Barataria and Lake Borgne Levee Districts 1894
U.S. Army Engineers
$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 improvements 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 latitude and longitude. Plate VII. Dated June, 1894. <BR> </BR>
704Antique Chart of Mississppi River near St. James, LouisianaDetailsMississippi River Commission1894
The Mississppi River near St. James, Louisiana
Mississippi River Commission
$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.
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.
$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>