Folding Charts and Maps

Folding Charts and Maps: Exploring the Past Through Art and Geography. From antique vacationer's guides to vintage post-war maps, these pieces of cartography provide a unique insight into the culture, geography, politics, and influences of different time periods. Here at RareCharts.com we offer an extensive selection of folding charts and maps from all over the world that span centuries of human history. Our collection includes everything from a 1952 Post-War Map of Carteret County, NC & Outer Banks by Art Newton to an Antique Eastern North Carolina Vacationist's Guide Map by John Sink (1949). There is also a map of WWI Military Camps & Nearby Resorts by Seaboard Airline Railway (1917) as well as an Antique 1911 Lithographed Map of Oregon Grant Lands featuring Three Fingered Jack, Lebanon, Sisters and many more places. And finally, there is a Geologic Map of Colorado (1935) produced by USGS Deptartment of the Interior.

At RareCharts.com we have something for everyone interested in exploring the past through folding charts and maps. Whether you're looking for antique vacationist's guides or vintage post-war maps, our selection has it all! So come take a journey with us through time as you explore our collection of folding charts and maps!


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5671776 "beaver" map of British Colonies in the United States and CanadaDetailsSayer, Robert and Bennett, John1776
A General Map of the Northern British Colonies in America
Sayer, Robert and Bennett, John
1776
LOC:200
$1,750.00Sayer--Robert-and-Bennett--JohnA-General-Map-of-the-Northern-British-Colonies-in-AmericaScarce antique map of the British colonies in North America during the Revolutionary War. Dated August 14, 1776. Coverage includes Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and the provinces of what is now Canada. Notes locations of American Indian tribes. <br></br> This map has been referred to as the "Beaver map" because of a prominent beaver in the title cartouche as well as some text related to a then unexplored portion of upstate New York: <div class="indenttextblock">"This vast tract of land which is the Antient Couchcachrage one of the four beaver hunting countries of the six nations is not yet surveyed."</div> </br> At very top is a second title: "The seat of war in the Northern Colonies containing the province of Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova-Scotia, New England, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvan ia, etc". <br></br> This map was originally one of six maps published by Sayer and Bennet in "The American Military Pocket Atlas; Being An Approved Collection of Correct Maps, Both General and Particular, of The British Colonies". David Rumsey notes that this is one of three maps in the atlas that were important to the mapping of the American Revolution. As Rumsey explains:<div class="indenttextblock"> "Nicknamed the 'Holster Atlas' because it was made for the use of British army officers. All maps in outline color, folded and bound into book with paper covered boards and quarter leather with "American Pocket Atlas" stamped in gilt on the spine."</div> </br> Watermarked with a shield containing a fleur de lis surmounted with a crown: at the bottom is "GR". Bottom attribution reads: London, Printed for Robert Sayer and John Bennett, Map and Seachart sellers No 53 Fleet Street, as the act directs, 14th Aug. 1776.,
636Antique 18th century folding chart of the Western Mediterranean SeaDetailsDepot de la Marine1793
Cote Meridionale d'Espagne depuis Cadiz jusqu'au Cap de Palos
Depot de la Marine
1793
LOC:0
$900.00Depot-de-la-MarineCote-Meridionale-d-Espagne-depuis-Cadiz-jusqu-au-Cap-de-PalosExceptional antique French nautical chart of the Western Mediterranean Sea, including the southern coasts of Spain and France and the northern coast of Africa. Nearly perfect condition. Coverage on this handsome folding sea chart extends from Cadiz, Spain eastward past Cape Trafalgar, Gibraltar, Malaga, Cartagena, to Cape Palos. Hundreds of named towns, villages, and geographic features ring the coastline with depth soundings, but virtually no interior details. Latitude and longitude scales. <br><br/> With the circular stamp of the French Depot de la Marine. Price when issued: Three Francs. No. 93. <br><br/> Exterior of the original linen cover contains a decorative octagonal seller's label: "Ch. Piquet, Geographe ordinaire DU ROI et de S.A.R. Monseig(neur) le Duc d'Orleans. A Paris Quai de Conti No. 17, entre l'Hotel des Monnaies et le Pont des Arts."
1192The whaling ship Baffin’s Voyage to Greenland.DetailsManby, George William1823
Journal of a Voyage to Greenland, in the year 1821
Manby, George William
1823
LOC:0
$1,200.00Manby--George-WilliamJournal-of-a-Voyage-to-Greenland--in-the-year-1821An arctic whaling classic. Scarce second edition (1823) of this illustrated account of the whaling ship Baffin’s voyage with Captain Scoresby. The main purpose of the voyage was to test a new harpoon design by Scoresby. The voyage took them first to Spitzbergen, along the coast of Greenland, to Iceland and then home. <br></br> George Manby accompanied Captain Scoresby on the voyage into the northern Greenland Sea aboard the whaling ship Baffin. Manby creates a vivid picture of Arctic whaling as it was practiced during the early part of the 19th Century. Scoresby invented a harpoon gun and is also remembered for his life-saving apparatus. Numerous woodcuts in the text of whales, narwhal, and other arctic creatures. <br></br> With a fine hand-colored folding map "A General Map of the Polar Ice in the Greenland Sea and Track of the Ship Baffin in the Summer of 1821 by G.W. Manby (14" x 10"). Contains 20 uncolored lithographic plates illustrating the voyage. Five plates "Drawn on stone by J.D. Harding" are larger and folded: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Striking a Whale with Third Harpoon</li> <li>A Whale Upsetting a Boat</li> <li>Lancing a Whale</li> <li>A Bear Attacking A Boat</li> <li>A Boat Going on the Tail of a Fish</li> </ul> </div> In 1819 William Scoresby moved to Liverpool from Whitby where he built (1820) and commanded the whaling ship "Baffin". In 1822 Scoresby mapped the East coast of Greenland. The "Baffin" finally sank in 1830 when 19 out of 90 ships in the whaling fleet were lost in bad weather in the Davis Strait. Scoresby's plans, together with this scale model of his ship are in the Whitby Museum, Yorkshire, England.<a href="http://www.whitbymuseum.org.uk/hpmimages/index1.htm " target="_blank"> (Internet. 2016.)</a> <br></br> Printed for G. and W.B. Whittaker, Ave Maria Lane, London. 225 pages including an appendix illustrated with woodcuts of harpoons and lance heads.
304John Cary folding map of British Isles dated 1828.DetailsCary, John1828
Cary's Reduction of his Six Sheet Map of the British Isles
Cary, John
1828
LOC:0
$450.00Cary--JohnCary-s-Reduction-of-his-Six-Sheet-Map-of-the-British-IslesLarge, beautifully hand-colored antique folding map of the entire British Isles. John Cary's first map of the post roads, dated 1828. Good example of this map first published in 1796. Inset at upper right of the Shetland Isles. Maritime features include: the Atlantic Ocean, the German Ocean, the North Sea, the Irish Sea, St Georges Channel, and the English Channel. <br></br> Hand colored, dissected, and backed unto linen when issued. Folds into 42 parts. Marbled endpapers and complete with a green marbled slipcase to match that is labeled "Cary's two-sheet map of the United Kingdom." Published by G. and J. Cary, 86 St. James Street, London.
539Map of Portugal and Spain coastal regions from Algarve to MalagaDetailsDonnet, Alejo1831
Algarbe, Andalucia, Granada
Donnet, Alejo
1831
LOC:0
$575.00Donnet--AlejoAlgarbe--Andalucia--GranadaMap of the Algarve region in Portugal, southwest Spain, and the Strait of Gibraltar, with numerous city insets: Seville, Merida, Tarifa, Murviedro, Cadiz, Algeciras and Gibraltar. Large, attractive, well-kept, linen-backed folding map has been dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches when issued. <BR> </BR> The map's source is Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos." Shows the Portuguese and Spanish coasts from Cape St. Vincent to well past Malaga along with the North African coast, Strait of Gibraltar, and Mediterranean Sea. Political regions and divisions are outlined in red. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau ca. 1831 from Paris.Hoja 4. <BR> </BR> Contains two altitudinal cross sections. Detailed insets of key cities with prominent points identified and tied to a key for each city.<BR> </BR> The map is unusual in that it presents 11 different measuement scales in alignment:<BR> Leguas Geograficas de Espana<BR> Leguas Legales de Espana<BR> Leguas de Aragon<BR> Leguas de Mallorquinas<BR> Leguas Municipales Valencianas<BR> Legoas communes de Portugal<BR> Leguas Marimas o de 1 hora de Camino<BR> Myriametres 10 por un grado decimal<BR> Lieues de Poste de France 2000 toises<BR> Lieues communes de France 2285 toises<BR> British miles 1760 yards<BR> </BR> Cover contains the seller's label in very fine condition that reads:<br> "Magasin de Geographie de Charles Simonneau Graveur. A Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 6. Hotel Mirabeau vis-à-vis le Timbre. <br> Cartes Geographiques et Topographiques Francaises et Etrangeres.<br> Globes, Spheres, Atlas. Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne.<br> (In manuscript): Espagne & Portugal Sud Ouest."<BR> </BR> Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Grave par les Freres Malo, Rue du Ges No. 10. Pres la Sorbonne.
540Map of Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, and Balearic IslandsDetailsDonnet, Alejo1831
Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares
Donnet, Alejo
1831
LOC:0
$550.00Donnet--AlejoCuenca--Valencia--Murcia--BalearesAntique map of the Balearic Islands: Ibiza, Formentera, Mallorca ( Majorca ), Menorca ( Minorca ); the Mediterraneran Sea, and the East coast and interior of Spain. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau from Paris ca. 1831. Title printed on the map reads: "Cuenca, Valencia, Murcia, Baleares". The map's source is Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos." <BR> </BR> Large, attractive, well-kept, linen-backed folding map dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches as issued. Maps the Balearic Islands and the East coast of Spain from Mar Menor near Cartagena north to Barcelona. Political regions and divisions are outlined in red. <BR> </BR> Cover contains the seller's label in very fine condition that reads:<br> "Magasin de Geographie de Charles Simonneau Graveur. A Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 6. Hotel Mirabeau vis-à-vis le Timbre. <br> Cartes Geographiques et Topographiques Francaises et Etrangeres.<br> Globes, Spheres, Atlas. Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne.<br> (In manuscript): "Espagne (illegible) centrales."<BR> </BR> Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Engraving is attributed as: "Grave par les Freres Malo, Rue du Gres No. 10. Pres la Sorbonne." Contains index tab at top of the map: "No. 4".
541Antique map of plans for key cities in Spain and PortugalDetailsDonnet, Alejo1831
Suplemento a los Planos de Ciudades
Donnet, Alejo
1831
LOC:2001
$500.00Donnet--AlejoSuplemento-a-los-Planos-de-CiudadesScarce, detailed, antique folding map of plans for key cities in Spain and Portugal: Barcelona (still surrounded by a fortified wall), Ciudad Rodrigo, Tortosa, Oviedo, Denia, Cadiz, Granada, Lisbon (Lisboa), Madrid, Cartagena, and Valencia. The map was published as a supplement to Donnet's six-sheet "Mapa Civil y Militar de España y Portugal, con la nueva división en distritos." <BR> </BR> Large, attractive, well-kept, and linen-backed. Dissected into 18 sections of about 5.5 x 7.5 inches as issued. Published by Dauty and sold by Simonneau from Paris ca. 1831. The map is identified at top as the seventh and last part. <BR> </BR> Cover contains the seller's label in very fine condition that reads:<br> "Magasin de Geographie de Charles Simonneau Graveur. A Paris, Rue de la Paix, No. 6. Hotel Mirabeau vis-à-vis le Timbre. <br> Cartes Geographiques et Topographiques Francaises et Etrangeres.<br> Globes, Spheres, Atlas. Geographie, Ancienne et Moderne. With an index tab at top of the folded maps that reads: "Plans des Villes"<BR> </BR> Not dated but Charles Simonneau was a French engraver, map publisher, and map seller in Paris, France from approximately 1803 to 1838. Attribution at bottom reads: " A Paris. Chez Dauty et Demaisons Palais Royal Galerie de Nemours, et Malo aine Graveur Rue St. Jacques No. 169."
346Folding map of Paris, France and its environs from 1857.DetailsDepot General de la Guerre1857
Environs de Paris.
Depot General de la Guerre
1857
LOC:0
$220.00Depot-General-de-la-GuerreEnvirons-de-Paris-Antique folding map of Paris, France and its environs by the French war department originally published in 1839. This revised edition from 1857 has an emphasis on the Seine river and includes Versailles. Backed with coarse brown linen, the map is divided into eight horizontal sections and 4 vertical sections and folds to a compact 6" x 8 3/4".<BR> </BR> The antique map is annotated at bottom with a circular, blue seller's stamp from "E. Andriveau-Goujon - Geographe" and an oval blind-stamp by the "Depot de la Guerre". Scale 1:40,000. When folded the front cover contains a decorative black and white sticker from E. Andriveau-Goujon Geographe, editeur, Rue du Bac 21, Paris . The sticker details the many specialties of his shop including: globes, spheres, Atlas de Choix, and cartes de parties du monde.
542Antique harbor chart of Manhattan and New York CityDetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1866
New York Bay and Harbor. Chart 20.
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1866
LOC:0
$325.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyNew-York-Bay-and-Harbor---Chart-20-Detailed, antique, original folding harbor chart on linen of Manhattan, New York Bay, and surrounding areas published immediately after the U.S. Civil War. Coverage includes Staten Island, the Hudson River, Newark Bay, and the Rockaway Peninsula. Produced under the direction of A.D. Bache, a great-grandson of Benjamin Franklin (Guthorn, 1984). The chart is based on triangulation of J. Ferguson and E. Blunt. <br></br> This chart is even more scarce and unusual because of its provenance and because it is a folding chart. The chart was dissected into 8 sections and mounted to linen at the time it was issued. Folded the chart measures 8" x 14". Separately issued by the U.S. Coast Survey in 1866 for use at sea, this chart is NOT the commonly found Coast Survey sketch/chart on thin paper. <br><br/> This chart has an interesting provenance as it carries the manuscript signature of Charles DW Brownell, Bristol, Rhode Island on the inside front cover. Charles deWolf Brownell (1822 - 1909) was born in Providence Rhode Island, educated in the law, and later settled on a career as an artist for health reasons. Brownell travelled widely to Cuba, the Carribean and Europe. He is best known for his landscapes but produced several paintings of maritime subjects including "The Burning of the Gaspee". Brownell lived in New York City from 1860 - 1865. <br><br/> With well-worn embossed black boards and manuscript notation on verso- "New York Harbor".
288Antique folding nautical chart of Irish Sea, Belfast and DublinDetailsDepot de la Marine1895
Cote est D'Irlande de la Baie de Dublin de la Baie de Belfast
Depot de la Marine
1895
LOC:0
$275.00Depot-de-la-MarineCote-est-D-Irlande-de-la-Baie-de-Dublin-de-la-Baie-de-BelfastInteresting and uncommon folding 1895 edition (bottom of chart) of an antique nautical chart first printed in 1875. This intact linen-backed large folding chart of the Irish sea was published by the French Admiralty (Depot des Cartes et Plans de la Marine). Covers a wide area of Ireland and western portions of Britain including Belfast and Dublin , Isle of Man, and Holyhead Island. Lighthouses highlighted in yellow.<BR> </BR> The antique chart folds to 5" x 9 1/2". Folds into 3 sections horizontally and 8 sections vertically. With a printed seller's sticker on front: " Maison Andriveau Goujon. Henry Barrere, Editeur-Geographe. 21 Rue du Bac, Paris". On the sticker below the seller's attribution is a script annotation of the chart title and a date of 1906.<BR> </BR> Insets of the Port of Killough, Port of Ardglass, and a small view of the entrance to the Bay of Dundalk. Platemark is apparent but the chart is probably lithographic due to late 19th century provenance. Number 3460. Price: two francs.
756Antique chart of the Britanny coast of France near the Vilaine RiverDetailsDepot de la Marine1907
Antique nautical chart of Brittany Coast near the Vilaine River
Depot de la Marine
1907
LOC:0
$425.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-Brittany-Coast-near-the-Vilaine-RiverAntique chart of the west coast of France from the Anse de Cornaud and Pointe du Grand Mont southward to le Croisic. First published in 1826, this chart of Brittany includes part of the Department of Morbihan, and the mouths of the Penerf and Vilaine rivers. The chart is updated as of 1907. Settlements and habitations covered include Cornaud, Saint-Gildas-de-Rhuys, Chateau de Suscino (en ruins), Damgan, Port de Billiers, Penestin (Pennetin), Mesquer, Piriac-sur-Mer, la Turballe, Guerande, Clie, and Saille. The chart extends westward to include the Ile d'Hoedic and many surrounding smaller islets of the greater and lesser Cardinaux Islands. <br></br> Very extensive and minute detail of the shoreline and near shore areas with elevation denoted by fine hachuring. Hundreds of individual structures are placed accurately. Thousands of soundings with isobath contour lines and navigational hazards would have aided the coastal navigator in the area. <br></br> This is a early 20th century linen-mounted folding chart, an updated edition of a chart first published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1826. This sea chart is based on the original surveys conducted in 1820 and 1821 under the supervision of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography. Linen verso is printed via letterpress with "De La Pointe du Grand-Mont AU CROISIC. Entrée de la Vilaine."
758Antique chart of Belle-Ile Britanny France near Quiberon BayDetailsDepot de la Marine1908
Antique nautical chart of Quiberon Bay with islands of Belle-Ile, Hoedic, and Houat
Depot de la Marine
1908
LOC:66
$425.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-nautical-chart-of-Quiberon-Bay-with-islands-of-Belle-Ile--Hoedic--and-HouatAntique lithographed chart of waters offshore of the west coast of France from southwest of the village of Saint Gildas and the Pointe du Grand-Mont. First published in 1826, this chart near the Brittany coast in western France includes the peninsula of Presqu'ile Quiberon and is the edition of January 1903 published with the latest updates in 1908. <br></br> Very extensive and minute detail of the shorelines and near shore areas with elevation denoted by fine hachuring. Thousands of soundings with isobath contour lines and navigational hazards would have aided the coastal navigator in the area. At the far right a particularly dangerous area for navigators, the "Plateau de la Recherche" is highlighted in brown <br></br> This is a early 20th century linen-mounted folding chart, an updated edition of a chart first published by France's Depot de la Marine in 1827. This lithographed nautical chart is based on the original surveys conducted during 1820 and 1821 under supervision of Charles-François Beautemps-Beaupré (1766-1854), considered to be the father of modern French hydrography. Beautemps-Beaupre was one of the earliest hydrographers to use isobaths to represent water depth. <br></br> Linen verso is printed via letterpress with "BELLE-ILE Entrée de la Baie de Quiberon. Iles Houat et Haedik". Number 135.
6669Empire Tours map of New York issued by the Empire Tours AssociationDetailsEmpire Tours Accociation1913
1915 Empire Tours map Native American Adirondack Iroquois and Onondaga Trails
Empire Tours Accociation
1913
LOC:86
$100.00Empire-Tours-Accociation1915-Empire-Tours-map-Native-American-Adirondack-Iroquois-and-Onondaga-TrailsEmpire Tours thematic tours map issued by the Empire Tours Association in 1913. Map shows three colored auto-tourism routes in New York State: the Adirondack Trail, Iroquois Trail, and Onondaga Trail all routes associated with Native American tribes and. Numbers opposite the tour routes referred to corresponding route numbers in Volume 1 of the Automobile Blue Book. <br><br> Copyright Empire Tours Association. Compiled by Official Automobile Blue Book Publishing Company. Comprises eight panels of a 12-panel brochure. <br><br> Overall, the Empire Tours map issued by the Empire Tours Association in 1913 provides a fascinating glimpse into the early days of auto tourism in New York and the United States, and highlights the important role that organizations like the Empire Tours Association played in promoting travel and tourism in the region. <br><br> During the early 20th century, the advent of the automobile brought about a new era of travel and exploration, as more and more people began to hit the road in search of adventure and new experiences. To help these travelers navigate the often-unfamiliar territory they encountered on their journeys, publishers began producing auto tour road maps, which provided detailed information about road conditions, landmarks, and other useful information. <br><br> Circa 1910-1920, these road maps were an essential tool for any auto tourist, as they helped drivers plan their routes, find accommodations, and locate important sites and attractions along the way. Many of these maps were produced by established publishers, such as the Official Automobile Blue Book Publishing Company and Rand McNally, and featured colorful illustrations, detailed descriptions, and helpful tips for travelers. <br><br>
6648Patriotic WWI map titled Military Camps and Nearby ResortsDetailsSeaboard Air Line Railway1917
Military Camps Winter Resorts Map Florida
Seaboard Air Line Railway
1917
LOC:150
$800.00Seaboard-Air-Line-RailwayMilitary-Camps-Winter-Resorts-Map-FloridaRare patriotic WWI map titled "Military Camps and Nearby Resorts. Winter Near Your Soldier Boy." This fine 31 inch long antique map was published by Seaboard Airline Railway in 1917. Outstanding and emotionally evocative graphics on the cover with a fine thematic promotional map on the recto. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6648" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6648/SC_6648_cover_detail.jpg" alt="WWI map titled "Military Camps and Nearby Resorts. Winter Near Your Soldier Boy" published by Seaboard Airline Railway Florida." width="100"/> <br><br> <font size="-2">Military Resorts Cover Art</font> </div><br> Only one holding is found in WorldCat, at Rutgers. WorldCat's mildly cynical one-line summary of the map reads <b>"War as a tourist industry for elegant ladies & gentlemen."</b> (1) <br><br> This full-size folding map shows twenty-eight locations (Army, Navy, and Aero training camps) served by the Seaboard Air Line Railway where a spouse (wife) could travel to spend the winter holidays with her soldier (husband) during 1917, the fourth year of WWI. The camps and stations of the U.S. Army were indicated with red square symbols, those of the Navy with circles, and Aero Stations by triangles. The U.S. Army Air Service, as it was then called, was established after April, 1917 making this map one of the earliest available maps to show Pensacola as an Naval Air Training Station. <br></br> These Army, Navy, and Aero training locations, described in the key at bottom right, include Pensacola, Tampa, and Key West, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Charleston, South Carolina; and Port Royal, SC. <br></br> Brochure folds to 4" x 9". Printed by Poole Brothers, Chicago and dated within at 8/16/1917. <br><br> (1) WorldCat. Online. Accessed: January, 2023
995Antique map of the Thames River estuary in London, EnglandDetailsStanford, Edward1920
Stanford's Colored Chart of the Thames Estuary
Stanford, Edward
1920
LOC:0
$145.00Stanford--EdwardStanford-s-Colored-Chart-of-the-Thames-Estuary2 coloured lithographic charts mounted on linen and folding into the same original cloth covers with paper label. With a tide table and 12 small inset maps showing tidal flows in knots over a 12 hour period based on high-water at Dover. <br></br> Two folding charts, the largest mounted on linen and both folding into the same original cloth covers with paper label. <br/> --Estuary Chart "Stanford's Chart of the Thames Estuary Prepared Under the Supervision of Captain O.M. Watts, A.I.N.A.". 28" x 27". <br/> --River Thames. "The River Thames from London to Gravesend". 20" x 6" <br></br> Original blue cloth boards with mounted printed publisher's plate to front cover. Published by Edward Stanton, 12, 13, & 14, Long Acre, W.C.2 London and Whitehall S.W.1
1397Planning commission map of Norfolk in the Commonwealth of VirginiaDetailsNorfolk City Planning Commission1924
Large 1921 Planning Commission Map of Norfolk, Virginia and Vicinity
Norfolk City Planning Commission
1924
LOC:2001
$1,000.00Norfolk-City-Planning-CommissionLarge-1921-Planning-Commission-Map-of-Norfolk--Virginia-and-VicinityImpressive huge lithographed folding map of Norfolk in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Boundary lines mark the city's boundary with Norfolk County and to its east Norfolk County's boundary with Princess Anne County. This 1924 edition is the first revision of the original 1921 Norfolk City Planning Commission map (other revisions were in 1928 and 1939). Compiled by Paul F. Mueller C.E., who worked for Sanborn Map Co. until 1906. (Norfolk Virginia: Evolution of a City in Maps. Berent, Irwin M. Norfolk History Publihers. 2013. pp. 23-25. <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=sQsvAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=Norfolk+and+Vicinity,+City+Planning+Commission+map+1921&source=bl&ots=BHr35I7PFg&sig=qOBa1pA-rTOpTKgYZ26zxMS-_3w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE_L-p5oTYAhVR1IMKHSIWCXEQ6AEIRzAJ#v=onepage&q=Norfolk%20and%20Vicinity%2C%20City%20Planning%20Commission%20map%201921&f=false" target="_blank">Online.</a>) <br></br> Numerous printed notes of historical interest, for example: "Near this spot was the "Mother Church" of Elizabeth River Parish. See Book 4, Page 175, 3 January 1684." Key features on this map include Willoughby Bay, Boush Creek, Mason Creek, Little Creek, Elizabeth River, Lafayette River, Craney Island, and Port Norfolk. <br></br> Pencil annotation for Ward's Corner. <br></br> Norfolk is located at the heart of the Hampton Roads metro area. Named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk It is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area. The city has a long history as a military and transportation hub. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located in Norfolk, Va. <br></br> With label for C.S. Wertsner & Sons, Maps and Mounting, 50 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lithographed by A. Hoen and Co., Baltimore.
6755Rare folding map Columbia River Dalles to Portland. Oppenlander, 1924,DetailsOppenlander, J. H. and H. F.1924
Fine and rare map of the Columbia River Portland to the Dalles
Oppenlander, J. H. and H. F.
1924
LOC:400
$2,500.00Oppenlander--J--H--and-H--F-Fine-and-rare-map-of-the-Columbia-River-Portland-to-the-DallesA very fine and very long (67") folding map of the Columbia River from Portland to the Dalles, Oregon- a straight-line distance of approximately 71 miles as the Google flies. North oriented to the left. Legend at far left end. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6755_1" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6755/SC_6755_Detail_1.jpg" alt="Detail of Portland, Oregon region from the Oppenlanders' 1924 map of the Columbia River." width="340"/> <br><br> <font size="-2">Portland, Oregon detail.</font> </div><br> As a collector, beyond all the hachured topography and meticulous colored detail, the map highlights are the numerous Lewis and Clark native-American place names, camps locations, and notes overlaid on the Oppenlanders' 1924 plan of the area. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6755_3" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6755/SC_6755_Detail_3.jpg" alt="Detail of Dalles region from Oppenlander's map of the Columbia River, 1924." width="340"/> <br><br> <font size="-2">The Dalles region detail, 1924.</font> </div><br> The map is carefully folded into a thirty-nine page booklet with text and photographs. From the Penland Guide Series' "The Columbia River Guide and Panorama- from Portland to the Dalles. Myths Legends - History- Geology - Lewis and Clark Notations - Vancouver Expedition Notes". Copyright 1924 by J. H. and H. F. Oppenlander, Portland, Oregon. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6755_2" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6755/SC_6755_Detail_2.jpg" alt="Panoramic photo looking east from Crown Point. Taken from Oppenlander's map of the Columbia River, 1924." width="340"/> <br><br> <font size="-2">Looking East from Crown Point.</font> </div> <br><br> Six institutional holdings are noted in WorldCat (Washington and Oregon) but apparently quite rare on the market.
1144Fine bird's eye map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region.DetailsGeorge W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co1927
Birds-eye View of Boston Harbor ca. 1927
George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co
1927
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$295.00George-W--Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CoBirds-eye-View-of-Boston-Harbor-ca--1927Bird's-eye map of Boston Harbor and surrounding region to the east. This folding pocket map is Walker's earliest view of Boston with the new airport, constructed in 1923, that would eventually become Logan International Airport. At far upper right are the yards of the <b>Fore River Ship and Engine Company</b> with two vessels shown under construction. <br></br> Numerous steamers, sailboats, and sailing ships are shown underway in the waters offshore Boston, Massachusetts; Winthrop and Spectacle Island. This edition of Walker's map only shows steamer routes for the <b>Nantasket Beach Line Steamers</b> to Nantasket Beach and other points to the east. <br></br> The map extends from the coastal area of East and South Boston across the water to the main ship channel and the Boston Light. It locates Winthrop, Thompson's Island, Moon Island, Deer Island, Nahant, Green Island, the Brewster Islands, Strawberry Hill, Fort Warren, Hough's Neck and much more. Several key streets are identified within Boston: Atlantic Avenue, Freeport, Summer Street, Broadway, Dorchester Street, and State Street to name a few. <br></br> Copyright Walker Lithograph and Publishing Company, Boston. <br></br> Single-color chromolithograph. The bird's eye map folds into manilla board cover titled "Boston Harbor" in manuscript. Map is attached to the cover as issued. Cover apparently made by the seller whose stamp appears on the cover in red ink: "H.A. Shepard and Company. Stationers 50 - 52 Cornhill Boston". Price in manuscript: 15 cents. An unusual find!
6835Rare 1927 Advertising Map of Peking, China for Sanitary Fur Company.DetailsYenching University Geology Department1927
Rare Advertising Brochure Map of Peking for Sanitary Fur Company
Yenching University Geology Department
1927
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$320.00Yenching-University-Geology-DepartmentRare-Advertising-Brochure-Map-of-Peking-for-Sanitary-Fur-CompanyRare, unrecorded pictorial advertising map of Peking or Beijing, China prepared ca. 1927 for the Sanitary Fur Company by the Department of Geology and Geography at Yenching University. The maps are signed by George Barbour (1). Format: small tourist-oriented folding brochure. <br><br> The interior of the brochure shows a two-panel "Simplified Map of Peking". Back panel with a smaller-scale "Plan of the Northern Environs of Peking." <br><br> According to an inserted sheet found within: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "The tanning of furs in China was started by Dr. H. S. Vincent, head of the Leather Department of Yenching University. This much needed step has popularized Chinese furs as the tanning makes them perfectly sanitary, all germs being killed in the process which also destroys the disagreeable smell so noticeable with Chinese furs imperfectly tanned." </div><br> <div id="SC_6835" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="6835" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6835/SC_6835_detail.jpg" alt="Advertisement for the Sanitary Fur Company. Peking China. 1927." width="300"/> <br><font size="-2">Advertisement for the Sanitary Fur Company. 1927.</font> </div><br>
51081928 Road map for the entire state of Florida for the Shriners.DetailsLake Worth Herald Press1928
1927 Florida State Road Map
Lake Worth Herald Press
1928
LOC:87
$125.00Lake-Worth-Herald-Press1927-Florida-State-Road-MapRoad map for the entire state of Florida in a ten-panel folding brochure published during the 1920's Florida land boom, prior to the Great Depression. The brochure is titled: "Greeting Nobles, Oases of Lake Worth welcomes you. This road guide will assist you in your tour of Florida while attending the Shrine Convention at Miami, May 1, 2, 3, 1928." <br></br> Cover with logo for the Shriner organization. Verso captioned "Lake Worth Greets You" and filled with text descriptions and half-tone photographs of Lake Worth's attractions including the Municipal Recreational Center, the Gulf Stream Hotel, and its fine schools. <br></br> Published by the Lake Worth Herald Press.
1333Old Corps of Engineers blueprint index map of New Orleans area.DetailsU.S. War Department1934
Old War Department Map of New Orleans Area 1934
U.S. War Department
1934
LOC:1401
$450.00U-S--War-DepartmentOld-War-Department-Map-of-New-Orleans-Area-1934Large, original War Department / U.S. Corps of Engineers blueprint index map from 1934 for south-eastern Louisiana including New Orleans, Donaldsonville, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Slidell and Bay St. Louis. Names railways, numerous waterways and bodies of water, but does not show roads or highways. Includes the Bonnet Carre Floodway (completed 1931), the Harvey Locks, portions of the Intracoastal Canal (later called the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway or ICWW), Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, Barataria Bay, Atchafalaya Bay, and the Mississippi River as far south as Venice, Louisiana. Perfect for the man cave. <br></br> On this map the route shown for the Intracoastal Canal passes through Lockport, Louisiana and Bayou Terrebonne. The segment of the canal from Larose to Bourg, Louisiana to was not completed until 1949. <br></br> Dated within at bottom right to 1934. Drawn by L. Lecaze.
6451Geologic map of Colorado, USA from 1931.DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1935
Fine large Geologic Map of Colorado
U.S. Geological Survey
1935
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$500.00U-S--Geological-SurveyFine-large-Geologic-Map-of-ColoradoOriginal large folding Geologic Survey Map of Colorado [1] from 1935, dissected and laid to linen. With an inset index map of Colorado. Includes an impressive table of the principal sources of geologic data that were used to compile the map of Colorado, USA. Published by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. <br><br> Scarce in this format. Type of rock (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) is indicated by color keyed to an extensive index scattered across the right side of the map.<br><br> [1] Geologic Map of Colorado by the United States Geological Survey W. C. Mendenhall Director in cooperation with the Colorado State Geological Survey Board and Colorado Metal Mining Fund 1935.
6695Eastern North Carolina Vacationist's Guide by John SinkDetailsSink, John1949
Pictorial Map Eastern North Carolina Vacationist's Guide Sink
Sink, John
1949
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$550.00Sink--JohnPictorial-Map-Eastern-North-Carolina-Vacationist-s-Guide-SinkRare and nicely lithographed folding pictorial map "Eastern North Carolina Vacationist's Guide" by John Sink ca. 1949, WorldCat records only two holdings of this map. Also, Sink is credited with a similar map: "Western North Carolina a vacationists map and guide." <br><br> Very interesting pictorial map. On the verso the description of some of the coast's less well-travelled areas is priceless. Before overall completion of Highway 12 (1) here is a description of a car trip down the path now filled by Hwy. 12: <br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Down the Outer Banks of North Carolina, from junction of road with US 158 to Hatteras. 60 miles. This tour is recommended for the adventurous and only the <b>good sand driver</b> should attempt it in his own car. Much of the route is without benefits of highways, and often the inexpert driver is <b>stalled in the sand.</b> Generally, best driving is on the beach at low tide (it should not be attempted on an incoming tide). All the villages are on the Sound side, however, and to reach them, motorists must drive across the top of the beach, usually through soft sand. Take a can of extra water... There are coast guard stations along the way where help may be obtained. There are no facilities or dwellings between villages." <br><br> " is junction of a paved road (L) with US 158 at the so-called Whalebone site. Turn left on this road which is paved for only a mile, and down either the "inside" set of sand ruts or the beach. The route runs along an undeveloped beach section, with here and there the remains of old wrecks. At 05.0 on R is Bodie Island (pronounced body) lighthouse. It first was erected in 1848, rebuilt in 1859 and destroyed during the Civil War. While the present tower was under construction five sailing vessels were wrecked on the beach. Rebuilt in 1872, the structure is 162 feet high, has a 160,000 candlepower beam visible 19 m. " </div> <br> (1) I-12 was completed in the 1990s.
5109Map of the city of Winter Park, Florida and vicinity from 1952,DetailsWinter Park Board of Realtors1951
Mid-century map of Winter Park Florida
Winter Park Board of Realtors
1951
LOC:87
$115.00Winter-Park-Board-of-RealtorsMid-century-map-of-Winter-Park-FloridaMap of the city of Winter Park, Florida and vicinity published by the Winter Park Board of Realtors (1952) in a 12-panel folding format. Lakes shown boldly in green. Key at bottom left with road reference locations in Orlando, Eatonville, Maitland, and Winter Park. One section of road highlighted in red. Small manuscript notation in pencil. <br></br> Verso titled "Maps and facts about Winter Park Florida <b>City of Homes</b>." Full of text and photographs related to Winter Park, particularly to Rollins College and to the history behind Winter Park's appellation as the "City of Homes." With logo for the National Association of Real Estate Boards at bottom right. Border with alpha-numeric location index indicators. <br></br> Shows more than a dozen lakes of all sizes including Lake Fairview, Lake Killarney, Lake Maitland, Lake Osceola, Lake Corrine, and Lake Rowena. <br></br> Copyright 1952 by James T. Ellis. Interesting compass rose style unknown logo by Ellis' name.
1371A Map of the Marked Historical Sites of California by Butler.DetailsButler, Lowell1952
Fine Baby-Boom Era Pictorial Map of California
Butler, Lowell
1952
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$155.00Butler--LowellFine-Baby-Boom-Era-Pictorial-Map-of-CaliforniaLarge, attractive poster-size map of California's historical sites created during the post-war baby-boom era of the early 1950s. Numerous sites are numbered on the map. Includes extensive notations on the verso related to a whopping 496 sites in California. Cartography By Lowell Butler. <br></br> Verso contains textual descriptions related to the precise location and a brief history of each of the 496 sites. A few examples of the sites include: <br><br/> <hr> <ul> <li><strong>1-- Customs House. Alvarado, Main and Scott Streets, Monterrey.</strong><i> The port of entry for vessels and cargo reaching California during the days of Spanish and Mexican occupation...</i></li> <li><strong>411-- Campo Store. Campo, San Diego County</strong><i> A frontier trading post and border fort built by Luman H. and Silas E. Gaskill who settled here in 1868.</i></li> <li><strong>190-- Painted Rock. 7 miles southeast of Corona on State Highway No 71, Riverside County. </strong><i>A boulder with Indian pictographs applied (probably of Louiseno origin), registered and marked in 1927. What the pictographs mean has not been determined. <hr></i></li> </ul> According to David Rumsey "The sites are identified by whether they are from the Spanish-Mexican Period, Years of the Gold Rush, Agricultural Era or Commercial and Industrial Expansion era. . With insets: San Francisco Bay; Monterey sites; Los Angeles and vicinity sites; San Diego sites; Mother lode sites. On verso: 'A note of explanation by Phil Townsend Hanna'; descriptive list of historical sites with color drawings, numbered to correspond with sites on map." <br></br> Compiled from the official registrations of the California State Department of Natural Resources. By Phil Townsend Hanna and William Webb. Copyright 1952 by the Automobile Club of Southern California. Published by Westways, Vol. 44, No. 12.
6711Pictorial map of Carteret County, NC by Newton from 1952.DetailsNewton, Art1952
Outer Banks Pictorial Map Carteret County North Carolina
Newton, Art
1952
LOC:86
$250.00Newton--ArtOuter-Banks-Pictorial-Map-Carteret-County-North-CarolinaRare pictorial post-war map of Carteret County, North Carolina and the Outer Banks. Inset large-scale map of Bogue Sound and the coast near Morehead City and Beaufort, NC. Found on the verso of a two-sided 12-panel folding brochure. Designed by Art Newton and published by Celeste Gold in 1952. Printed by Wilmington Printing Company. <br> A few of the key features that Newton included are: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Copeland's salt water fishing pond</li> <li>Edgewater Lodge</li> <li>Fort Macon State Park</li> <li>Hummock House</li> <li>Ocracoke Lighthouse</li> <li>Mailboat Atlantic to Ocracoke</li> <li>Cedar Island pier fishing</li> <li>Cape Lookout Lighthouse</li> </ul> </div>
5029Map for Uncle Sam cruise tour Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map and Brochure New Uncle Sam Cruise Tour Biscayne Bay Florida
Anonymous
1960
LOC:11
$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".
6736Pictorial tourist map of Afghanistan by the Afghan Government, 1960.DetailsInformation Bureau Royal Afghan Embassy London1960
Rare Pictorial tourist map of Afghanistan
Information Bureau Royal Afghan Embassy London
1960
LOC:54
$475.00Information-Bureau-Royal-Afghan-Embassy-LondonRare-Pictorial-tourist-map-of-AfghanistanA serious (not comical) pictorial map of Afghanistan published in the early 1960's by the Information Bureau of the Royal Afghan Embassy in London. <br><br> Rare, only one copy in WorldCat, at the University of Nebraska, Omaha. <br><br> Map focuses on mosques, livestock, and natural resources of Afghanistan. Boundaries of provinces delineated with dotted lines, and mountain passes shown by reversed brackets. Small inset map of Wakhan and Pamir. Scale 1:2,000,000. Roads with distances between major cities.