Thematic Maps

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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
$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.
$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
$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.
5173Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.DetailsWierman Jr., T. T.1876
Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.
Wierman Jr., T. T.
$1,150.00Wierman-Jr---T--T-Map-Showing-the-Canals-Belonging-to-the-Pennsylvania-Canal-Company-Manuscript thematic surveyor's map from 1876 detailing the visible hydrographic features of east central Pennsylvania with numerous rivers, creeks and canals. The map's theme is the canals belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company. <br></br> The map was probably used to generate blueprint copies and dates to the beginning of the decline of the Pennsylvania Canal System. In 1867, the Pennsylvania Railroad formed the Pennsylvania Canal Company using their canals to haul freight. By 1900 most Pennsylvania canal were unused, a victim of the significant financial advantage provided by the railroads <br></br> With a finely drawn compass rose with a fleur de lis skewered by a gaily festooned pointer. Also contains much detail about railroads, bridges and towns, a reflection of the company's ownership by a railroad company. <br></br> Portions of the waterways are labeled as : <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> West Branch Division Juniata Division Penna Canal Wyoming Division Pennsylvania Canal Pennsylvania Canal Union Canal </div> The map contains all or part of the following Pennsylvania counties: Blair, Center, Clynton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Snyder, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Northumberland, Montou, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycom, Centre. <br></br> Drawn by T. T. Wierman Jr. Assistant Engineer.
5239Thematic map Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco for 1878.DetailsU.S. Army Engineers1878
Early U.S. Flow Map Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce
U.S. Army Engineers
$320.00U-S--Army-EngineersEarly-U-S--Flow-Map-Tonnage-Chart-of-Coastwise-CommerceScarce thematic <b>flow map</b> of the United States west coast: California, Oregon, and Washington. An early institutional example of a "flow map" used for the U. S. Government. The flow map was first used less than 40 years earlier by Charles-Joseph Minard after his earlier formative use line width to display the attrition of French troops during Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> The chart shows the volume (tonnage) of maritime trade from all points south of San Francisco to ports along the U.S. West Coast. The use for the chart was to support the decision-making process for selecting a new harbor of refuge and breakwater on the Pacific Ocean between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and San Francisco. <br></br> Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco -California <br></br> From "Harbor of Refuge on the Pacific Coast Appendix PP of the Annual report to the Chief of Engineers for 1881. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1881.
5190A map of saloon locations in New Haven, Connecticut form 1911.DetailsAnonymous1912
Saloon Map of New Haven Connecticut
$400.00AnonymousSaloon-Map-of-New-Haven-ConnecticutVery scarce thematic map related to the temperance movement: "Saloon Map of New Haven, Connecticut" where red dots indicate the location of saloons within the city. Left side with statistics unfavorable to the consumption of alcohol which link alcohol to many of the ills besetting New Haven at the beginning of the twentieth century. For example: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>One saloon to every 349 inhabitants.</li> <li>42 percent of New Haven's arrests are for drunkenness.</li> <li>44 percent of New Haven inmates of jail are there for drunkenness</li> <li>60 percent of New Haven children in local public institutions in 1911 due to drunkenness of parents.</li> </ul> </div> [ alcohol, temperance, prohibition, bar, pub, drinking, intoxication ]
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 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
$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.
5148Chart with most common routes utilized by sailing ships.DetailsSomerville, Boyle T.1950
Chart of routes used by ocean-going sailing ships.
Somerville, Boyle T.
$200.00Somerville--Boyle-T-Chart-of-routes-used-by-ocean-going-sailing-ships-Large, colorful thematic nautical chart showing the most common routes utilized by sailing ships and the season of year each route was commonly used. The chart was compiled by Rear Admiral Boyle T. Somerville to illustrate routes described in the publication "Ocean Passages", 1950. Color is used to indicate both the direction and time of year routes are taken while the width of lines indicate the geographical limits of typical tracks taken by sailing vessels. <br></br> Issued by the British Admiralty in April 1946 under the under the superintendence of Rear-Admiral A.G.N. Wyatt, Hydrographer. Last correction in 1950.
5145Florida Population map for 1991 by Kiplinger.DetailsKiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.1991
Florida Population map for 1991
Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
$100.00Kiplinger-Washington-Editors--Inc-Florida-Population-map-for-1991Colorful, poster sized, Florida Population Map for 1991 produced for The Kiplinger Florida Letter. The map shows county forecasts for population growth in 1996 and 2001 in the State of Florida. Kiplinger forecast that the population of Florida would grow from 13.2 million to 16 million in 2001, a 21% increase. Kiplinger is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. <br></br> Includes four population tables and text. Price when issued was $5.00. <br></br> Clearly marked as "Not to be used for navigation."