Catalogs and Brochures

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1140Early trade catalog of U.S. made ships blocks.DetailsBoston and Lockport Block Company1890
Late 19th Century Trade Catalog of Ships Blocks
Boston and Lockport Block Company
$155.00Boston-and-Lockport-Block-CompanyLate-19th-Century-Trade-Catalog-of-Ships-BlocksEarly trade catalog of ships blocks (pulleys) from a well-known U.S. manufacturer, the Boston and Lockport Block Company ca. 1890. That business was incorporated in 1887 combining the Bagnall and Loud Block Company of Boston and the Penfield Block Company of Lockport, New York. <br></br> In 1889 the company's offices and warehouses were reported as located on Commercial and Fulton Streets in Boston, Massachusetts. The company operated a factory located at 210 Market Street in Lockport, N.Y. from the mid 1800's until the early 1900's. <br></br> List of contents from the index includes: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Blocks for rope straps</li> <li>Dead eyes</li> <li>Fiddle blocks for yachts</li> <li>Jib sheet blocks for yachts</li> <li>New style yacht blocks with wooden cheeks</li> <li>Snatch blocks for yachts</li> <li>Wood dock blocks</li> <li>Wrought iron blocks</li> </ul> </div> Boston and Lockport used a star as their brand mark. Many of the pages in the catalog are overprinted in yellow with a star and the phrase "Star Brand". 47 pages plus index.
5014Topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina, California.DetailsHealey, Charles T.1893
Scarce map of Catalina Island after Coast Survey
Healey, Charles T.
$375.00Healey--Charles-T-Scarce-map-of-Catalina-Island-after-Coast-SurveyScarce topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina in part from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 1893. Map is glued down to cover. <br></br> Folded on thin paper. Part of a scarce photo brochure "Souvenir of Catalina Island, California ca. 1895. Binding secured by ribbon through two punched holes at left. <br></br> With the route for Wilmington Transportation Company's Steamship Line.
4882Rare large original 1911 broadside for Florida Land.DetailsSutherland, McConnel and Co.1911
Fine Original Broadside for Florida Land Speculators
Sutherland, McConnel and Co.
$1,000.00Sutherland--McConnel-and-Co-Fine-Original-Broadside-for-Florida-Land-Speculators<br></br> <div style="text-align: center;font-size:125%;"> "Successful Men Do It Now - <br />Failures Wait Until Tomorrow" </div> <BR /> An original antique advertising poster from the early Florida land boom. A fine, surviving 18" x 24" broadside on thin paper, touting the opportunity that awaited the investor in Florida real estate, including 27,000 acres ("the best tract for farming") near Jacksonville, in Duval County. A fine piece of ephemera that supports and extends any collection of Florida cartography. <br></br> The artifact could be considered as the "poster child" of antique Florida ephemera as the two tear-out coupons strongly suggest the broadside was not expected to have a long life and would be discarded after use. <br></br> "Virgin Soil", "Pure Water", "1,000,000 Acres to Choose From", "Healthful Climate", "Big Crops". <br></br> Offered at prices from $12.50 to $30.00 per acre by the Colonization Department of the partnership of Sutherland, McConnel & Co. of Jacksonville, Florida, Clifford Greve, General Manager. The Auck Brothers of Bucyrus, Ohio were appointed as "Special Agents" for the sale.
5053Manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.DetailsAnonymous1918
Two manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.
$500.00AnonymousTwo-manuscript-maps-of-St--Augustine--Florida-and-of-the-area-Two manuscript maps on a single sheet inserted into a tourism brochure of St. Augustine, Florida after printing. Unusual. Maps show St. Augustine at street-level detail and on verso a smaller-scale map of the area surrounding St. Augustine. Type-written text on one map sheet indicates re-use of a telephone service remittance document for creation of the map. The small scale map of the area around St. Augustine appears only to consider railway lines (F.E.C., A.C.C.) of importance as railways are highlighted in color and stops along each route are identified. <br></br> Booklet (folds to 4" x 9") presented with the compliments of the St. Augustine Hotel Association. Fine cover graphics of period clothing. Booklet art work, engraving and printing by the Record Company, St. Augustine. Dated between 1916 and 1919 based on information provided about the Flagler Hospital, under construction at printing, after a fire in 1916 destroyed much of the original structure.
5050Map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando.DetailsLovett Company1925
Rare, early map of Nela Isle Subdivision Orlando Florida.
Lovett Company
$400.00Lovett-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'.
5026Map and brochure for a regatta at the Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927.DetailsCarr and McFadden, Inc.1927
Map and Brochure for Palm Beach Regatta 1927
Carr and McFadden, Inc.
$365.00Carr-and-McFadden--Inc-Map-and-Brochure-for-Palm-Beach-Regatta-1927Map (9" x 12") and brochure for the Washington's Birthday Regatta on Lake Worth. Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927. Florida. Map shows the course of the Regatta races. <br></br> 33 pages with advertisements, race rules, race history, and members of the Palm Beach Regatta Association. <br></br> Map drawn by Carr & McFadden, Inc. Civil Engineers in West Palm Beach Florida.
5052Map of Key West Florida from in a booklet  for tourists.DetailsRice, George T.1931
Map of Key West Florida
Rice, George T.
$180.00Rice--George-T-Map-of-Key-West-FloridaScarce map of Key West Florida in booklet "Fifth Annual Tourists Sight Seeing Guide of Key West Florida 1933 Courtesy of Key West Buisness People". Locations identified numerically on the map appear not to correspond to numbered locations in the booklet. <br></br> Booklet 3.5" x 7" with advertisements for local Key West businesses including: The Artman Press, The Key West Citizen, Gardner's Pharmacy, Columbia Laundry, The Key West Colonial Hotel and more. With a list of facts about Key West and a description of a tour of local sights including the "turtle crawls": <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "3. Visit the turtle crawls where turtles weighing over two hundred pounds may be seen swimming by dozens in pens while waiting to be slaughtered. Turtles have been caught near Key West weighing over one thousand pounds. This is a sight to remember. Located: Dock at North end of Margaret street." </div></br> The map was compiled under the direction of George T. Rice, Captain 13th C.A. (Coast Artillery). Drawn by A.D. Shirk, Staff Sargeant, 13th C.A. July 10, 1931.
488Illustrated book of racing sailboat plans and prints by Herreshoff MfgDetailsHaffenreffer, R.F.1940
Yachts by Herreshoff
Haffenreffer, R.F.
$150.00Haffenreffer--R-F-Yachts-by-HerreshoffPromotional book by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, Bristol, Rhode Island ca. 1940. Contains eight color reproductions of America's Cup race winners built by Herreshoff, after drawings by R.F. Paterson. These classic vessels designed by Nathanael G. Herreshoff or W. Starling Burgess include the Vigilant, Defender, Columbia (2), Reliance, Resolute, Enterprise and Rainbow. A "Roll of Honor" for these successful America's Cup defenders on page 47 shows that the boats were owned by many of the business leaders of the early 20th century including Cornelius Vanderbilt, Vincent Astor, Alfred Sloan, J.P. Morgan, and Walter Chrysler, among others. <BR> </BR> With numeous other black and white photographs of Herreshoff-built boats and manufacturing processes. Contains plans and specifications on glassine paper for eight smaller Herreshoff one-design class offerings from 11 to 31 feet. Table of Contents and Registry of Owners. <BR> </BR> Number 8741 presented to J.G. Sheldon. 53 pages as issued.
5046 Fun pictorial map ca. 1950 of West Palm Beach, Florida.DetailsCity of West Palm Beach1950
50s pictorial map of West Palm Beach Florida. Tropical Florida's First Resort.
City of West Palm Beach
$150.00City-of-West-Palm-Beach50s-pictorial-map-of-West-Palm-Beach-Florida---Tropical-Florida-s-First-Resort-Fine stylized pictorial map ca. 1950 of Lake Worth, the Intracoastal Waterway, Hypoluxo Island, Loxahatchee River, and West Palm Beach, Florida. With mention of Boca Raton, Boynton, Delray Beach, and the northerly communities in the Palm Beaches: Jupiter, Juno, etc. Each Florida locality is represented by a series of pictorial icons representing the business and recreational activities significant to the area. The brochure describes the map: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "A pictorial pleasure map gives you thumbnail impressions of life in tropical Florida's first resort area, with interesting characteristics of West Palm Beach and her sister communities." </div> </br> Mentions the auto production of the B.S. Cunningham Company (est. 1950) in West Palm Beach, Florida. <br></br> Folds to 4" x 9". Remainder of booklet is packed with photographs and text about the area, complemented by attractive color images sketched in the same breezy, informal style as the map. 16 pages. Published by the City of West Palm Beach in cooperation with the West Palm Beach Chamber of Commerce.
5029Map for Uncle Sam cruise tour Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map and Brochure New Uncle Sam Cruise Tour Biscayne Bay Florida
$80.00AnonymousMap-and-Brochure-New-Uncle-Sam-Cruise-Tour-Biscayne-Bay-FloridaBrochure for a 2.5 hour touristic cruise of Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida aboard the glass-enclosed motorboat Uncle Sam. With a map of the path of the cruise (in red) around Biscayne Bay. <br></br> The diesel-powered 84-passenger Uncle Sam departed Pier 10 at the Miami Yacht Basin in Bayfront Park and passed the Venetian Islands, the Flagler Memorial, Fisher's Island then crossed the Rickenbacher Causeway. On the return to the yacht basin the Uncle Sam passed the bayfront estates of James Deering (Villa Viscaya), Charles Coryell, Damon Runyon, and more. <br></br> Detailed inset map of access roads and parking for the Uncle Sam cruise. Multi-lingual brochure ca. 1960's with key details translated and targeted to appeal to a Spanish-speaking audience: "Mostrando especialmente las mansiones de Cubanos y Portorriquenos en la zona residential…" <br></br> Printed on both sides and folds to 4" x 9".
5049Map of Jungle Queen sightseeing cuisse on New River, Florida.DetailsJungle Queen Tours1960
Route Map Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruises Fort Lauderdale
Jungle Queen Tours
$80.00Jungle-Queen-ToursRoute-Map-Jungle-Queen-Sightseeing-Cruises-Fort-LauderdaleMap of the routes followed by the "World Famous Original" Jungle Queen Sightseeing Cruises ca. 1960. Two cruises were offered on the New River by the operator leaving out of docks at the Jungle Queen Docks in Bahia Mar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. One option, the 3-hour Circular Jungle and Everglades Tour, was highlighted by a stop at the Seminole Indian Village (including alligator wrestling). For passengers desiring a later start, at 7:00 p.m. the Jungle Queen II departed with as many as 250 passengers for their Bar-B-Q and Shrimp Dinner cruise followed by a vaudeville review and dancing under the stars. <br></br> Three-panel folding brochure closes to a compact 4" x 9". <br></br> Tourism has been an important part on the Florida economy for more than 100 years. For many decades operators have offered boat tours as a way of showing off the many attractions of Florida to large numbers of customers. From glass-bottomed boats to mail boats to today's high-speed thrill rides the enthusiasm of tourists for excitement and entertainment on the water has not diminished.