Thematic Maps


 Thumbnail CreatorDateTitle / Author / Date / LocationPrice  Description
835Rare chart of the rivers, streams, and canals of Southern France.DetailsDupain Triel, Jean-Louis1781
Antique thematic map of French rivers and canals
Dupain Triel, Jean-Louis
1781
LOC:
$3,000.00Dupain-Triel--Jean-LouisAntique-thematic-map-of-French-rivers-and-canalsA large and rare antique thematic map of the rivers, streams, and canals of France with a very fine decorative cartouche. First and only edition. In two un-joined sheets. 36" W x 37" H when joined. Very decorative title cartouche with illustration of a late 18th century river barge with a large rudder; the size probably was necessitated by a small turning angle limited to the width of the barge cabin just aft of amidships. Possibly influenced by Sanson's 1641 "Carte des rivières de la France, curieusement recherchée" but Dupain-Triel's waterways map is much larger and contains greater detail. <br></br> Une grande et rare carte thématique antique des rivières, ruisseaux et canaux de France avec un très beau cartouche décoratif. Première et unique édition. Dans deux feuilles non jointes. 36 "L x 37" H une fois joint. Cartouche titre très décorative avec illustration d'une barge fluviale. Peut-être influencé par 1641 "Carte des rivières de la France de Sanson, curieusement recherchée" mais la carte des cours d'eau Dupain-Triel est beaucoup plus grande et contient plus de détails. <br></br> Both sheets of a 2 sheet map (not joined) of France by J.L. Dupain-Triel Sr. Rare, only one holding listed in OCLC/World Cat. Only two sales recorded in the AMPR. <br></br> In 1782 Dupain-Triel paid for the typesetting and engraving of a manuscript by Marcellin du Carla that proposed the use of contour lines as a means of adding elevation information to terrestrial maps and Dupain-Triel Sr. is distinguished as the maker of the first contour map of France in 1791, based on du Carla's method. This thematic map is noteworthy in that it does not contain any contour information although it is clear that when the map was published Dupain Triel Sr. had strong interest in the topic. (Konvitz, Joseph. "Cartography in France, 1660-1848: Science, Engineering, and Statecraft". University of Chicago Press. 1987. pp. 76-80.)
568Early antique thematic population map of the United StatesDetailsPonce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.1784
Époques de l'établissement des Européens dans les États Unis
Ponce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.
1784
LOC:3
$375.00Ponce--Nicolas--and-Godefroy--Francois-Époques-de-l-établissement-des-Européens-dans-les-États-UnisOne of the earliest available United States post-Revolutionary War population thematic maps, ca. 1784. Tabulates the population of the U.S. by state/territory. <br></br> Shaded geographic areas on this original antique map show the Northeast United States and the extent of the original territories of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina west to the Mississippi River. The shaded areas are tied back to a population table at left that shows the population for each territory. States and territories at the time of publication totaled a meager 3,119,676 persons, just 1% of the total population in 2013. This tabulation pre-dates the first official census that was conducted in 1790. In that earliest census the population was estimated at 3.92 million.<br></br> At right the major ports for each state are identified and at bottom the authors provide a brief history for each state. All area west of the Mississippi River is labeled "Louisiane".<br></br> French map published in Paris c. 1784. Source: "Collection d'estampes représentant les évenemens de la guerre, pour la liberté de l'Amérique Septentionale".
1457Early chart of the Gulf Stream or "Florida Stream".DetailsGold, Joyce1804
Chart of the Supposed Course of the Florida Stream
Gold, Joyce
1804
LOC:3
$400.00Gold--JoyceChart-of-the-Supposed-Course-of-the-Florida-StreamGraphically arresting thematic chart of the "Florida Stream" or Gulf Stream with its flow northwards up the east coast of the United States, well past Bermuda, and then into the North Atlantic Ocean. Direction of the Gulf Stream current is shown visually by arrows supplemented with written notations indicating the compass direction at several locations across the stream. <br></br> The map may be considered to be an example of persuasive cartography. The concept of the Gulf Stream was novel at that time (hence the "supposed"); many mariners had not fully adopted the notion when this map was published. The direction and flow of the Gulf Stream was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1770 based on measurements he took during voyages from the U.S. to England and France. <br></br> London Published May 31, 1804 by J. Gold, 103 Shoe Lane.
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.
1927
LOC:87
$365.00Carr-and-McFadden--Inc-Map-and-Brochure-for-Palm-Beach-Regatta-1927Map (9" x 12") and booklet for the Washington's Birthday Regatta on Lake Worth. Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927. Florida. Map shows the course of the Regatta races. Very scarce. <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.
5027Interesting mid-WWII (1943) radio reference map.DetailsWholesale Radio Laboratories1943
Radio Reference Map of the United States
Wholesale Radio Laboratories
1943
LOC:
$400.00Wholesale-Radio-LaboratoriesRadio-Reference-Map-of-the-United-StatesInteresting, large mid-WWII (1943) map of listening stations and the territory of the nine radio districts in the United States published by Wholesale Radio Laboratories. During WWII all amateur radio stations were forbidden to transmit, although listening was still permitted. Note, map is complete with neatline and margin all around. <br></br> Bottom of map is filled with four diagrams of the United Sates showing location of broadcast stations for the chief networks of the period: The Blue Network, Mutual Broadcasting System, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Includes tables of radio-related data: List of Standard (AM) Broadcast Stations, World Leading Shortwave Stations, and Experimental Frequency Modulation (FM) Stations. <br></br> Ad copy reads "For everything in radio write to Leo, W9GFQ". W9GFQ was the amateur call sign (unique identifier) for Leo I. Meyerson (d. 2011) whose picture appears on the sheet. Meyerson founded Wholesale Radio Laboratories, later called World Radio Labs.