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1017Unknown French sea chart of the eastern Mediterranean Sea.DetailsAnonymous 
Anonymous French chart of the east Mediterranean sea Sheet III
Anonymous
LOC:58
$800.00AnonymousAnonymous-French-chart-of-the-east-Mediterranean-sea-Sheet-IIIInteresting possibly unrecorded chart of the eastern Mediterranean Sea labeled "Feuille III" (Sheet 3.) Labels the key regions "Romanie, Caramanie, Natolie, Syrie". The regional naming and the area covered are generally consistent with those on the third (eastern) sheet of Bellin's "Carte de la Mer Mediterranee en Trois Feuilles" published in 1745 (based on Grognard's survey). This chart is nicely engraved and is printed on heavy wove paper, all signs of a quality in a published chart of that era. <br></br> However, although this chart bears the designation "Feuille III" and uses the French language, it is different in many ways. This chart is untitled, uses portrait format rather than landscape format, and displays very different geography- omits many key geographic features and places other features in different locations (e.g.. Isle Provencale near Alexandrette). Also significant is the absence of a distance scale and in the location where the title block is typically found, a list of eight islands with the comment that the list is of islands between the meridian of Cape St. Ange and Alexandrette (Iskenderun, Turkey).
5133Manuscript map of the Marche and Cold Springs, Arkansas.DetailsAnonymous 
Manuscript map of the Marche and Cold Springs, Arkansas
Anonymous
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousManuscript-map-of-the-Marche-and-Cold-Springs--ArkansasSOLD <br></br> Manuscript map of the Marche and Cold Springs, Arkansas ca. 1890. The map is related to early Polish emigration to the area and was drawn or owned by "Helen Ch." (assumed Helen Choinski). Helen Choinski was the daughter of Timothy Choinski, a Polish nobleman, who founded the community at Warren, Arkansas in 1877. Helen Choinski worked as local Postmistress and telegrapher and in 1894 Helen married M. Schnable who worked for the Cotton Belt Railway. The map shows considerable skill and training in surveying and map making, but there is no indication Helen Choinski possessed such skills. <br></br> While in Wisconsin, Count Timothy von Choinski, a nobleman and political refuge from Poland, became concerned with the suffering of many of his fellow Polish immigrants who were residing in the slums of large cities such as New York and Chicago. Choinski wished to improve the working and living condition of these immigrants and began the search for a farming environment that was more familiar to these Poles. After meeting with the land agent for the Little Rock and Fort Smith Railway in March 1877, Choinski purchased 22,000 acres ten miles northwest of Little Rock. <br></br> Polish resettlement began in 1877 at Old Warren, Arkansas ten miles north of Little Rock. Later renamed the "Marche" after the French word for market, the community became a magnet for Polish emigres. The settlement of Marche is one of the most successful efforts to resettle immigrants in Arkansas history. <br></br> Sources: https://encyclopediaofarkansas.net/entries/marche-pulaski-county-3295/ </br> https://honors.uca.edu/wiki/index.php/Marche
5250Anonymous blueprint or cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland.DetailsAnonymous 
Cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland and Naval Academy
Anonymous
LOC:10
$200.00AnonymousCyanotype-map-of-Annapolis--Maryland-and-Naval-AcademyRare anonymous blueprint or cyanotype map of Annapolis, Maryland. Coverage includes the Severn River, Spar Creek, College Creek and the grounds of the United States Naval Academy. Includes an area of "proposed extension of Academy grounds." Dated within to 1940. <br></br> Scale 1" = 2000 feet. Drawn by E.W.H.
171Old nautical antique woodblock print of a galley shipDetailsAnonymous1600
Des Dieux
Anonymous
1600
LOC:0
$50.00AnonymousDes-DieuxFanciful antique woodblock engraving of a small galley. French text at bottom and verso. Vines cover the mast, oars and rudder and several lions are seen on deck while in the foreground two sea creatures swim menacingly. Ca 1600. Unknown origin. Page 543.
126Old antique nautical print engraving ships: Stockholm, SwedenDetailsAnonymous1660
Untitled - Stockholm mid 17th century
Anonymous
1660
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousUntitled---Stockholm-mid-17th-centurySOLD<BR> </BR> Antique view of Stockholm with 'Admiralty Island' in the background records a procession of robed Senators and other nobles including King Carolus. In the distance to the left is the "Palatium Admiralitatis", the Skeppsholmen Admiralty palace built in 1650 and to the right- Kastellholmen. Depicts numerous naval vessels firing a salute. Contains emblems for Livonia, Scania, Finnonia Meridionalis, Finnonia Septentrionalis, and Uplandia. <BR> </BR> It is unclear what occasion this engraving commemorates but it is likely after 1658 when Denmark was forced to cede control of Scania to Sweden. Possibly records the coronation procession of King Charles XI in 1672.
1337Very old manuscript map of the island of Guernsey.DetailsAnonymous1660
Very old manuscript map of Guernsey Island
Anonymous
1660
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousVery-old-manuscript-map-of-Guernsey-IslandSOLD <br></br> <br></br> Very old manuscript map of the island of Guernsey ( "Gernsaye" ), one of the Channel Islands in the English Channel near the French coast. Estimated ca. 1660. Locates all the churches on the island. Saint Peter Port is referenced only as "the towne". The map shows the "Chastion Cornet" or Castle Cornet offshore where today it is but a short walk from town center. <br></br> Manuscript signature at bottom "Reginaldo Wolfio Autore". The map does not appear to be drawn with much skill, raising the possibility that this is a quick copy of another work, perhaps a map of Guernsey by Blaeu. Contains many of the guide lines used to construct the map, perhaps based on bearings from key points. <br></br> A few wormholes passing through the original and the backing paper suggest substantial age to the work.
381Scarce engraving of the port of Rode (Rhodes), Greece ca. 1675DetailsAnonymous1675
Plan de la Ville de Rode
Anonymous
1675
LOC:2
$275.00AnonymousPlan-de-la-Ville-de-RodeScarce engraving of the port of Rode (Rhodes), Greece decorated with a bat-form title cartouche, a square-rigged warship, and three galleys. References on the plan to the 'Grand Master' and 'Sultan Suleiman' suggest that the map was intended to illustrate the Siege of Rhodes in 1522 when the Knights of Rhodes were defeated and driven out by the Ottomans. That order later became known as the 'Knights of Malta' after they established residence on the island of Malta in 1530. <BR> </BR> We cannot locate an identical copy of this anonymous work anywhere on-line but the topographic details are nearly identical to those in a map by Dapper from 1687. This example probably dates from a period between 1650 - 1675 because this map contains more explanatory detail (in French) than Dapper's map and the strapwork cartouche points to an earlier style.<BR> </BR> Numerous geographic descriptions include: the palace of the Grand Master; port des galeres; Tour de St. Jean; port des vaisseaux; the old walled village of Rhodes, and two long breakwaters, each protected by a tower at the end. Strapwork mileage scale.
984Small antique map of Ostend, BelgiumDetailsAnonymous1680
Old map of Ostend, Belgium.
Anonymous
1680
LOC:7
$60.00AnonymousOld-map-of-Ostend--Belgium-Small anonymous antique map of Ostend / Ostende / Oostende, Belgium (ca. 1680) which today is located in the province of West-Flanders. The old map shows numerous water features, redoubts, and defensive walls with bastions surrounding the city. <br></br> A legend at top left is keyed alphabetically to several major features including: the Kerck (Church), Kyasenest, Strand, Nieuwe Haven, and city gates (Poorte). This map bears a strong resemblance to a map of Ostende published by Blaeu in 1647.
4742Anonymous antique print of the bombardment of St. MaloDetailsAnonymous1680
Antique engraving of the bombardment of St. Malo France
Anonymous
1680
LOC:77
$150.00AnonymousAntique-engraving-of-the-bombardment-of-St--Malo-FranceAnonymous antique engraved print of the bombardment of St. Malo, France, probably during the 17th century. Decorative unusual copper engraved map ca. 1680 showing a naval siege of Saint-Malo, France. The plate show the city with its buildings, churches, harbor and town walls. Inset showing a warship "Das Machine Schiff" (probably a bomb vessel). Verso blank.
52Antique nautical charts and nautical maps for sale Mardick and DunkirkDetailsAnonymous1716
Plan des environs de Dunkerque et Mardick
Anonymous
1716
LOC:9
$175.00AnonymousPlan-des-environs-de-Dunkerque-et-MardickThis antique French map on watermarked, chain-laid paper depicts the environs of Mardick and Dunkirk within 3 years after the demolition of the Dunkirk harbor in 1714. <BR> </BR> At the end of the War of Spanish Succession England agreed to turn over Dunkirk, which it captured in 1708, to the French. In order to prevent the port's usage as a base for privateers and sea raiders the English demolished the harbor and city walls. This map depicts the French's quick response to the demolition- a new canal near Mardick that re-connected Dunkirk's harbor to the sea.
1156Engraving of a whale in the process of butcheringDetailsAnonymous1744
A Whale Female and the Windlass whereby the Whales are brought on shore
Anonymous
1744
LOC:1
$275.00AnonymousA-Whale-Female-and-the-Windlass-whereby-the-Whales-are-brought-on-shoreFine antique copper-plate engraving of a dead whale lying on the Greenland shore prior to flensing. A worker has marked a grid on the whale and is about to begin work removing the blubber with a large flensing tool. Shore-based flensing or cutting of the whales flesh was the method used by Nantucketer's during their early shore fishery . As the fishery moved offshore flensing was conducted by bringing the whale alongside the whaling ship. Illustrates Monck's "Account of a Most Dangerous Voyage to Greenland". <br></br> Shows windlasses, a sled, anchor, and flensing tools used to haul the carcass ashore and remove the whale's blubber. <br></br> Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 444.
1157Antique engraving of offshore whaling in Greenland.DetailsAnonymous1744
Antique Greenland offshore whaling engraving
Anonymous
1744
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousAntique-Greenland-offshore-whaling-engravingSOLD <br></br> Fine antique copper-plate engraving of the ships and boats engaged in the whaling process ca 1620. Illustrates John Monck's "Account of a Most Dangerous Voyage to Greenland" based on his voyage in 1619 and 1620. <br></br> Monck described the scene: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The manner of catching and killing of the whales is performed thus: As soon as they spy a whale either from the shore or ship they put out three chalops manned with six men each, among whom is one being called the Harpuner, is the person who is first to wound the whale with his harpun." [Note: A chalop or shallop is a light sailing boat mainly used as a fishing tender]. </div> </br> Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 442.
439Engraving of a whale in the process of butcheringDetailsAnonymous1744
A Whale Female and the Windlass
Anonymous
1744
LOC:0
 AnonymousA-Whale-Female-and-the-WindlassSOLD<br></br> Copper-plate engraving of a dead whale lying on the Greenland shore prior to butchering. A worker has marked a grid on the whale and is about to begin work removing the blubber with a large flensing tool. Shows windlasses and a sled used to haul the carcass ashore. Originally published in 1619, this state is from Churchill's Collection of Voyages & Travel (1744) vol. I. Page 444.
838View of Venice, Italy using the Vue d'Optique formatDetailsAnonymous1750
Hand-colored Antique Vue d'Optique View of Venice, Italy
Anonymous
1750
LOC:7
$275.00AnonymousHand-colored-Antique-Vue-d-Optique-View-of-Venice--ItalyHand colored copperplate engraved view of Venice, Italy from the mid 18th century. This Vue d'Optique, when viewed through the lens of a zograscope ( left-right reversed ) would have shown that city of islands as it would have appeared from the South looking slightly northwest across the Giudecca and San Giorgio Maggiore to Piazza san Marco. <br></br> Shown underway in the lagoon, in the Giudecca Canal, and in Saint Mark's Basin are numerous ships- galleys, xebecs, and square-rigged vessels , as well as dozens of Venice's signature gondolas.
471Copperplate engraving of a ship's compass mounted in a binnacleDetailsAnonymous1750
La Boussole
Anonymous
1750
LOC:1
$55.00AnonymousLa-BoussoleMid 18th century hand-colored copperplate engraving of a ship's compass mounted in a binnacle. Detailed views of the compass card and compass needle.
528Antique etched view of the bay and town of Izmir, Turkey (Smyrna)DetailsAnonymous1750
Smyrna
Anonymous
1750
LOC:2
$350.00AnonymousSmyrnaOriginal etched view of Smyrna (Izmir) Turkey dating to about the mid 18th century. Foreground depicts European-style warships at anchor. Background shows several forts and a minaret.
653Chart of the lower Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and island of SocotraDetailsAnonymous1750
Gulf of Aden and Yemen
Anonymous
1750
LOC:0
$375.00AnonymousGulf-of-Aden-and-YemenUncommon anonymous mid-18th century British nautical chart labeled "Arabian Gulph". Includes the lower Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Coast of Yemen, and the island of Socotra. Includes parts of the Somalian coast. Copperplate engraved working chart on chain laid paper with no watermark. <br></br> Lack of a title, authors name, or date makes the source of the chart hard to place but the style, English wording, and lack of a longitude scale is consistent with British charts published ca. 1740 - 1770. The missing title information or any form of attribution is in itself unusual, as during the period when this map was produced, publishers were only too happy to "borrow" other's works to be sold under their own name. <br></br> Noted geographical features include Mocha and Aden in Yemen, Zea Hill, Birim Island (I. Babel-Mandel ), The Eight Islands, Cabo St. Anthony, Black Point, The Asses Ear, Doffar, Bird Island, Berbera ( Barbara ), Cape Guardafui ( Guardafoy ) , Somalia and part of the Gulf of Tadjoura and Djibouti. We have been unable to locate another example of this chart. <br></br> Plate 2.
411Engraving showing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 1630DetailsAnonymous1750
A Prospect of Mount Vesuvius with its Irruption in 1630
Anonymous
1750
LOC:0
$225.00AnonymousA-Prospect-of-Mount-Vesuvius-with-its-Irruption-in-1630Hand colored engraving depicting the eruption of Mount Vesuvius near Naples, Italy more than a century earlier. From the April 1750 edition of Gentleman's Magazine. Features depicted include the catastrophic explosion of Vesuvius, the Torre del Greco (Greek Tower) covered with ashes, two barges on which several people saved themselves, and the bridge "la Nunciato".
1249Antique optical view of the port Jeddah, Saudi ArabiaDetailsAnonymous1750
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia antique vue d'optique
Anonymous
1750
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousJeddah--Saudi-Arabia-antique-vue-d-optiqueSOLD <br></br> Antique optical print or vue d'optique of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia the port for Mecca or Lamekk (la Mecque) ca 1750. This attractive engraved print is one of the earliest available views of Jeddah, an important trading port city on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. <br></br> With a population currently at 4.2 million people, Jeddah is the largest city in Makkah Province, the largest sea port on the Red Sea, and the second-largest city in Saudi Arabia.
3577I8th century hydrographic map of the Fayoum or Arsinoe.DetailsAnonymous1750
MS 18th century hydrographic map of the Fayoum Region - Egypt - Arsinoe - Lake Moeris
Anonymous
1750
LOC:0
$17,000.00AnonymousMS-18th-century-hydrographic-map-of-the-Fayoum-Region---Egypt---Arsinoe---Lake-MoerisRare detailed, unsigned French manuscript hydrographic map of the Fayoum region of Egypt “the Land of the Lake” with Lake Moeris (Qarun). With an elevation view and floor plan of a building considered to be the "Labyrinthe" mentioned by Herodotus. Ca. 1720 - 1750. Possibly the earliest map to focus on the Fayoum reqion. <br></br> This 18th century MS map locates archaeological sites and features the extensive network of rivers, streams, and canals that emptied into Lake Moeris from the Nile River via the Bahr Yusuf canal. Shows seven smaller canals from the Bahr Yusuf emptying into "Lake Moeris ou de Caron Nomne a presant Lac de la Corne". The hydrography and naming (ex. "Lac de la Corne", "Chateau de Caron") are similar to <a href="https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b531002007/f1.item.zoom" target="_blank">Claude Sicard's map of Egypt</a> copied in MS by Guillaume Delisle in 1726. <br></br> The Fayoum (also Fayum, Faioum) region was once the center of the cult of Sobek, an Egyptian deity associated with the crocodile. Medinet el-Faiyum or Shedet was the ancient regional capital. The town was called "Crocodilopolis" by the Greeks (renamed Arsinoë by the Romans). Camels and crocodile are shown near the southwest shore of the lake with several pyramids, grottos, ruins, and Coptic Christian sites. <br></br> The map wrongly identifies the Ptolomaic temple at Qasr Qaroun as the Labyrinth described by Herodotus. <br></br> French explorers who first visted the Fayoum region include Paul Lucas (1714-17), Jomard (1800), P.D. Martin (1801), and Linant de Bellefonds (1821). By 1800 Edme-Francois Jomard in "Emplacement de l'ancien lac Moaris et du Labyrinthe dans le Fayoum d'après tous les Auteurs" had correctly determined that the site of the Labyrinth lay not at Qasr Qaroun, but rather at a mud-brick temple near Hawara. Our estimated date of this map to the 18th century rests on this timeline and on dates of other maps from the same purchase.
1117Concise engraved harbor plan of the 1762 battle of Havana, Cuba.DetailsAnonymous1766
A Plan of the Siege of the Havana 1762
Anonymous
1766
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousA-Plan-of-the-Siege-of-the-Havana-1762SOLD<br></br>Antique map or plan of Havana, Cuba. This concise engraved harbor plan shows the disposition of British forces as they besieged and captured the city of Havana, Cuba in 1762, which at the time was a very important Spanish naval base in the Spanish West Indies. Shows two forts at the entrance channel: Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro (or Morro Castle) and Castillo de San Salvador de la Punta. A chain to block the channel is shown stretching between the two forts. <br></br> The Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763 saw Spain drawn into a global war, entering on the side of France during the Seven Years’ War, itself an outgrowth of the French and Indian War in North America. The siege of Havana, during the Anglo-Spanish War of 1761-1763, began in June 1762, led by George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle, and lasted until August 1762, with the surrender of Governor Juan de Prado. <br></br> As a result of the 1763 Treaty of Paris, Havana was returned to Spain but Spain was required to cede Florida and the Balearic Island of Minorca to Great Britain in return. Spain also received Louisiana as a payment for intervening in the war on the side of the French and as compensation for having lost Florida. Antonio Ulloa, who had taken part in a Spanish-French astronomical mission to South America, was appointed the first Governor of Louisiana, arriving in 1766 but ultimately was driven out of Louisiana in 1768 by French creoles and Acadians. <br></br> Published from London in Britannia Triumphant.
1124Finely engraved 18th century Ptolemaic armillary sphere.DetailsAnonymous1777
Ptolemaic armillary sphere
Anonymous
1777
LOC:1
$100.00AnonymousPtolemaic-armillary-sphereFinely engraved Ptolemaic armillary sphere. This early engraving served as the source for a later similar image with celestial and terrestrial globes, published by Citoyen (Citizen) Berthelon in Paris ca. 1799, for the "Nouvelle Edition" of the Atlas Modern Portatif. <br></br> An armillary sphere is a model of objects in the sky consisting of a spherical framework of rings, centered on the Earth or the Sun, that represent lines of celestial longitude and latitude and other astronomically important features such as the ecliptic. As such, the armillary sphere differs from a celestial globe, which is a smooth sphere whose principal purpose is to map the constellations. <br></br> With the Earth at the center, an armillary sphere is known as a Ptolemaic sphere. With the sun at center, it is known as a Copernican sphere.
195Old nautical antique sea chart profile view of coast of SpainDetailsAnonymous1786
Costa de Espana
Anonymous
1786
LOC:0
$340.00AnonymousCosta-de-EspanaSet of antique profile coastal views of Spain's Costa del Sol and other coastal areas in the Mediterranean published as part of the first scientific sea atlas of Spain: 'Atlas Maritimo de España' (Maritime Atlas of Spain) by the Dirección de Hidrografía, Spain's equivalent to the U.S. Coast Survey in 1787. Included in this large dated sheet of land profiles from Tofino de San Miguel's atlas of antique nautical charts: Estepona; Punta de Velez, Malaga; Sierra d Marbella; Cabo de Gato; Cabo de Palos; Torre de Almazarron; Islands of Columbretes, Bedra and Benidorm; and many more coastal features. Sheet 1. <br></br> The interested reader can find most of these profile locations described in an English-language translation of Tofino de San Miguel's sailing directions "Espana Maritima". This translation of San Miguel's work published in 1812 by Faden can be found online at: "http://books.google.com/books".
437Copperplate engraving of Neptune on the stern of a French shipDetailsAnonymous1790
Au nom du Peuple Francais
Anonymous
1790
LOC:0
$225.00AnonymousAu-nom-du-Peuple-FrancaisLarge copperplate of Neptune poised on the stern of a French sailing vessel wielding a trident above the French cypher "RF" (Republique Francais). This fine work from the original 18th century plate, is an early 20th century restrike from the original plate by the Louvre of an etching and engraving by Tardieu created ca. 1790. Believe the engraving is similar to the letterhead that Hue designed for the French Ministry of Marine. <BR> </BR> La Chalcographie du Louvre is a repository of more that 13,000 original plates from the Louvre's archives, housed upstairs above the Louvre's Paris galleries . Upon request visitors can have a engraving produced from one of those original plates by master printers on museum-quality paper. V. 202<BR> </BR>
5218Two miniature maps of North America and of South America.DetailsAnonymous1790
Fine pair miniature maps North America South America
Anonymous
1790
LOC:13
$165.00AnonymousFine-pair-miniature-maps-North-America-South-AmericaFine pair of miniature maps of North America and of South America. Each charming antique, hand-colored map measures 2" x 3.5" inside the neatline. With minuscule text in English describing each continent. Anonymous. Shows Nootka Sound. Date estimated ca. 1790 but certainly between 1778 and 1803. <br></br> Most of the western U.S.A. is labeled as Mexico or New Spain or as Louisiana. Page numbers 5 and 6.
124Old antique nautical print engraving of an English warshipDetailsAnonymous1795
External and Internal Views of a first rate Ship of War.
Anonymous
1795
LOC:1
$165.00AnonymousExternal-and-Internal-Views-of-a-first-rate-Ship-of-War-A detailed copperplate engraving of a first rate British 'line of battle' ship with 3 gun decks. Shows full rigging and a below-decks cross-section. Includes detailed insets of the sail plan, yard rigging and the ship's chain pump. A good find as many similar ship views are steel-plate engravings that lack the character and warmth of this fine late 18th century example. <br></br> From Hall's Encyclopedia.
964Old map of the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, Central America.DetailsAnonymous1800
Antique map of the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea
Anonymous
1800
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousAntique-map-of-the-Gulf-of-Mexico-and-Caribbean-SeaSOLD <br></br> Antique copper-plate engraved map of the Caribbean, <b>Gulf of Mexico</b>, Central America and portions of Colombia and Venezuela. This original old map ca. 1800 shows Florida as an archipelago of islands as well as the key cities of Havana, Cuba; Saint Augustine and Pensacola, Florida; Mobile, Alabama; <b>New Orleans, Louisiana</b>; and Port-Royal, Jamaica. Because the wide area encompassing the Louisiana Purchase is labeled as "Louisiana" we can date the map to prior to 1803, the date of that transaction. <br></br> After a map produced by J.B. Nolin for his "<i>Atlas Général a l'usage des colleges et maisons d'education</i>". Plate 25,
5198Two MS cadastral plans of lands in France belonging to Mr. Jacob.DetailsAnonymous1800
Two French Manuscript Cadastral Plans near Dijon, France.
Anonymous
1800
LOC:77
$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.
5169Map of a proposed canal in England from the town of Leeds to Selby.DetailsAnonymous1800
Antique plan of the intended navigable canal from Leeds to Selby.
Anonymous
1800
LOC:64
$800.00AnonymousAntique-plan-of-the-intended-navigable-canal-from-Leeds-to-Selby-<br>Unrecorded map</b> ca. 1774 (but printed early 19th C.?) of a proposed canal in England from the town of Leeds to Selby. Probably after the survey of John Longbotham who is reported to have been employed to survey the route. <br></br> The Leeds and Selby Canal would connect with another waterway, the Leeds to Liverpool Canal, then under construction. The canal was proposed to reduce the time and costs to ship bulky items between the two towns which were currently served by boats over the winding course of the River Aire. <br></br> The canal proposal ultimately was defeated in Parliament and the shorter Selby Canal was built to Haddesley on the Aire in 1778. <br></br> Similar to but much larger (28" x 13") than an anonymous map of the same name published in the Gentleman's Magazine in 1774 (~ 8" x 13"). With two tables of distances, a table of references to the River Calder and a table of references to the River Aire. <br></br> Fine circular inset context map centered on York showing the towns, villages and waterways. Title on the inset reads: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "A map of 40 miles round York shewing the advantageous situation of that city in a fertile country abounding with every convenience for the support of trade which would be greatly improved from the center to the utmost limits by making a canal navigation from Leeds to Selby." </div> </br> On wove paper, with evident platemark. Unattributed.
434Small etching depicting a sailor titled "The Mariner".DetailsAnonymous1804
The Mariner
Anonymous
1804
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousThe-MarinerSOLD <br></br> Small etching depicting a British sailor holding an octant, titled "The Mariner". From "The Book of Trades, or Library of the Useful Arts"; Part 1. Published by Tabart & Co. London 1804. Matted with archival materials.
435Small etching depicting a sailor titled "The Shipwright".DetailsAnonymous1804
The Shipwright
Anonymous
1804
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousThe-Shipwright<BR> </BR> SOLD <BR> </BR> Small etching depicting a British ship-yard worker with a caulking hammer at work pounding pegs into the hull of a wooden vessel. Titled "The Shipwright" this 200+ year old work is from "The Book of Trades, or Library of the Useful Arts"; Part 1. Published by Tabart & Co. London 1804. Matted with archival materials. Overall size with the mat is about 8"x10".
348Manuscript map of Cadiz, Spain ca. 1808.DetailsAnonymous1808
Manuscript Map of Cadiz
Anonymous
1808
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousManuscript-Map-of-CadizSold<BR> </BR> Antique French pen and ink manuscript map of Cadiz, Spain ca. 1808. Scale: "Une mille." Interestingly, for a map associated with a naval officer, there is little hydrographic detail or soundings as there might be in a nautical chart , but instead a great deal of topographic detail about the surrounding area. Fourteen key locations are noted by lettering and described by a legend at the left of the map. Decorative compass rose denotes north to the upper left.
4940French manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia.DetailsAnonymous1809
Manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia
Anonymous
1809
LOC:200
$1,575.00AnonymousManuscript-chart-of-the-island-of-Diego-GarciaFrench manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia. Diego Garcia, a coral atoll, is the largest and southernmost member of the Chagos Archipelago, in the central Indian Ocean. <br/><br/> Dated on or near May 2, 1809 when the French Governor of Mauritius Decaen granted rights over the island to Cayeux, the Didier brothers, and Lapotaire. Lapotaire was reported to have over 100 slaves working his copra plantation in 1809. The map clearly shows those three land holdings, with Didier at the southern end of the island. (Cawley, Charles. Colonies in Conflict: The History of the British Overseas Territories. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2015.) <br/></br/> "Portuguese explorers discovered Diego Garcia in the early 1500s. The islands remained uninhabited until the 18th century when the French established coconut and copra plantations with the help of slave labor. Diego Garcia became a possession of the United Kingdom after the Napoleonic wars, and from 1814 to 1965, it was a dependency of Mauritius." (Source: https://www.cs.mcgill.ca/~rwest/wikispeedia/wpcd/wp/d/Diego_Garcia.htm)
671Rare blank sea shipping document from du Roveray and Company of HavreDetailsAnonymous1820
Blank shipping document from du Roveray and Company of Havre
Anonymous
1820
LOC:1
$195.00AnonymousBlank-shipping-document-from-du-Roveray-and-Company-of-HavreRare blank maritime shipping document dates from 1820's from du Roveray & Co. of Havre, France. With an image of a sailing ship at upper left. This template shipping document was designed so that the shipper could enter pertinent standard contractual information in the blank areas: ship's name, master's name, destination, recipients name, freight rate, number of bills of lading, and date. <br></br> The engraved document begins <div class="indenttextblock">"Shipped in good order and well-conditioned by DU ROVERAY & Co. of Havre; in and upon the good [blank] called the [blank] whereof is Master, for this present voyage [blank] now riding at anchor in the Port of Harve, & bound for [blank] to say [blank] …"<div>
2567Manuscript pen and ink plan of San Sebastien, Spain.DetailsAnonymous1823
Manuscript Plan of San Sebastian, Spain. Basque region
Anonymous
1823
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousManuscript-Plan-of-San-Sebastian--Spain--Basque-regionSOLD <BR> </BR> Manuscript plan of San Sebastian, Spain a resort town on the Bay of Biscay. <br></br> Anonymous manuscript pen and ink plan of shows a well-fortified cape jutting into a body of water. Military orientation and focus. Much small fine detail. Many important places are numbered but no legend is present. French text. <br></br> A structure overlooks a fortified town, several batteries, and a small protected harbor. In text is the obscured author's name beginning with letter "P", date "1823", the scale "1/5000". The three identified location descriptions read "Redoute du Rondeau" and "Batterie St. Elme" and "Aqueduc".
1223Antique wood-cut map ca. 1840 of Lake Pontchartrain.DetailsAnonymous1840
Uncommon antique Map of Lake Pontchartrain
Anonymous
1840
LOC:3
$200.00AnonymousUncommon-antique-Map-of-Lake-PontchartrainUncommon and unrecorded version of a lithographed map ca. 1840 of <b>Lake Pontchartrain</b> in Louisiana with three steamboat routes shown: to Madisonville, La., to Mandeville, La. and a mail steamboat route to Mobile, Alabama. Possibly by L. Hirt. <br></br> In 1834 it was reported that mail service was provided through three weekly round-trips between New Orleans and Mobile at a total annual cost of <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=VfcaAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR1&dq=mail+steam+boat+mobile+new+orleans&source=gbs_selected_pages&cad=3#v=onepage&q=mail%20steam%20boat%20mobile%20new%20orleans&f=false" target="_blank">$40,000.</a></a> <br></br> This map appears as a vignette in L. Hirt's 1841 " Plan of New Orleans with Perspective and Geometrical Views of the Principal Buildings of the City" from <a href="http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15140coll28/id/76" target="_blank"> The Historic New Orleans Collection.</a> The present map shows signs of being disbound from a smaller volume. Scale: 3 inches to the mile. Louisiana History. <br></br> The map features Lake Borgne, Bayou Sauvage, and Bayou Bienvenue. Three steamboat routes terminate at Milneburg, at the north end of the Ponchartrain Rail Road on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain. The Pontchartrain Rail-Road, the first railway in New Orleans, Louisiana began service in 1831. The route of the railway ran down the center of Elysian Fields Avenue from the Faubourg Marigny to the port of Milneburg, later the Lake Pontchartrain Amusement Park. <br></br> This scarce small map shows the city of New Orleans with Bayou St. John, the New Orleans canal, and the Carrolton Railroad.
1224Old Map of New Orleans Tenth Ward or City of LafayetteDetailsAnonymous1840
Scarce antique map of New Orleans Tenth Ward or the City of Lafayette
Anonymous
1840
LOC:3
$250.00AnonymousScarce-antique-map-of-New-Orleans-Tenth-Ward-or-the-City-of-LafayetteUnrecorded version of an early wood-cut map of <b>New Orlean's Tenth Ward</b> circa 1840 when it was known as <b>Lafayette City</b>. Earlier, during the French period New Orlean's Tenth Ward was known as the Faubourg Lafayette. Boundaries of Lafayette City include the Mississippi River, Felicity Street, Nayades Street (later known as St. Charles Avenue), and a large tract owned by R. A. Delachaise. Shows the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad connecting the city of New Orleans to then then distant resort village of Carrollton. <br></br> Possibly by L. Hirt, and derived or re-purposed from his larger work. This map appears as a vignette in L. Hirt's 1841 " Plan of New Orleans with Perspective and Geometrical Views of the Principal Buildings of the City" from <a href="http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15140coll28/id/76" target="_blank"> The Historic New Orleans Collection.</a> The present map shows signs of being disbound from a smaller volume. Scale: 3 inches to the mile. Louisiana History. <br></br> Faubourg Lafayette was founded with small settlements around steamboat landings in New Orleans. The faubourg became the City of Lafayette, then part of Jefferson Parish and its first parish seat. Lafayette was a separate municipality until it was incorporated into New Orleans, Orleans Parish, in 1852. The present boundaries of the Tenth Ward include St. Charles Avenue, Jackson Avenue, the Pontchartrain Expressway, and Simon Bolivar Avenue. <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faubourg_Lafayette" target="_blank"> (Source.)</a>
2566Manuscript plan of the Fort of Tarlevinne.DetailsAnonymous1840
The Mystery of le Fort de Tarlevinne
Anonymous
1840
LOC:77
$750.00AnonymousThe-Mystery-of-le-Fort-de-TarlevinneA pen and ink, manuscript plan of the Fort of Tarlevinne. French text. Location unknown. Original, attractive hand-coloring. <br></br> I am stumped on this one! A Google search on 'Tarlevinne' returns no results that tell us where the fort is located, if indeed it existed at all. Regardless of location, the creator put much effort and time into this small manuscript fortress plan. <br></br> A Vauban-style fort near "la Riviere de Tirenard" (a native French speaker suggests the interpretation of Tirenard is "little Fox River.") From the river a canal funnels the river's flow through a "port" with a set of locks ("Ecluse") into the "Canal d'Arne". <br></br> One location somewhat fits the plan of Tarlevinne, but is not completely convincing. Near Livorno, Italy where the Canale Imperiale connects the Arno River to the port. "Riviere de Tirenard" could refer to a river emptying into the Tyrrhenian Sea.
3636Rare antique chart of the ports of Goa and Mormugao, India.DetailsAnonymous1844
Rare antique chart of the Port of Goa and Mormugao, India
Anonymous
1844
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousRare-antique-chart-of-the-Port-of-Goa-and-Mormugao--IndiaSOLD<br></br> Scarce Portugese chart of the Port of Goa, on the southwest coast of India. which was under Portugese rule from 1510 to 1961. By Antonio Lopes da Costa Almeida (1784-1859), barão de Reboredo. Among his many credits Antonio da Costa Almeida was associated with the Academy of Guardas-Marinhas and the Naval Artillery. br></br> The most interesting portion on this lithographed antique chart are the eight charming and naïve elevation views placed at the top of the print. These views include: Vistas das casas das Freiras, Vistas das casas de D. Joanna, and Vista das cruz du Betim. <br></br> Our chart, "Carta Hydrographica do Porto de Goa e Entrada das Barras de Agoada de Mormugao", was printed in 1844 just one year after the Portuguese moved the capital to Panaji from Velha Goa. By the mid-18th century, Portuguese Goa had expanded to most of the present-day state limits. <br></br> Key topographic features on the chart include Panaji, the Mandovi River, Zauri River, Provincia de Salcette, and Provincia de Bardez. Seventeen important locations on the map are identied alphabetically on the chart and are explained in a legend at right. <br></br> Our chart of Goa accompanied the work: "Esclarecimentos Hydrographicos para intelligencia e uso do Plano dos Portos de Goa e Mormogao" in Annaes Maritimos e Colonias. Quinta Serie. No 7, 1844, Lisboa. Lithographed in 1844 by A.C. Lemos, Largo do Quintella no. 1. Lisbon.
749Manuscript theatre playbill from a East India Company ship.DetailsAnonymous1846
Antique Manuscript Playbill from the East India Company Ship Herefordshire
Anonymous
1846
LOC:1
$2,100.00AnonymousAntique-Manuscript-Playbill-from-the-East-India-Company-Ship-HerefordshireVery unusual and scarce manuscript theatrical playbill from a known British East India Company trading ship dated within at January 23, 1846. <br></br> On long voyages in order to entertain passengers, ships would sometimes offer music, dancing, and plays to make the tedious journey more enjoyable. This rare survivor documents such a theatrical offering aboard the East Indiaman "Herefordshire" as it returned from a voyage that began in London in 1845 and terminated in Bombay, India on Feb. 28, 1846 [1]. <br></br> The Herefordshire was an old 40-gun, 1600 ton teak-built ship of the East India Company, launched in Bombay in 1812 by John Money. Her Captain was George Richardson. <br></br> This rare playbill reads: "THEATRE ROYAL of the HEREFORDSHIRE Under the Distinguished Patronage of the LADIES & CAPTAIN RICHARDSON Jan 23rd 1846. This Evening her Majesty's Servants will perform a New Drama entitled the PENRYN TRAGEDY, with New Scenery, Dresses, &c. </br> ...</br> ...</br> Act 1st Scene 1st</br> The Sailors of HER MAJESTY's SHIP Brittannia making merry in the Green Dragon.</br> ...</br> ...</br> The Whole to Conclude with the Popular Farce BILLY BUTTON the TAILOR ...</br> ..</br> Doors open at 6 o'clock. Performance to commence at 7. For tickets of Admission apply to Mr. Maynard, Stage Manager No. 9 Starboard Terrace, Capstan Square, Gun deck road. … <br></br> This rare, unusual and interesting piece of nautical ephemera should interest collectors of both the theater and nautical history. It is a document from the end of the East India Company's control of India. The East India Company dissolved in 1858 with Britain exerting direct control after the India Rebellion of 1857. Watermarked "Ward and Son. 1842." <br></br> [1] "Allen's Indian Mail and Register of Intelligence for British and Foreign India." 1845 and 1846. </br> [2] Berncastle, Julius. "A Voyage to China". William Shoberl. London, 1850.
169Antique hydrographic survey map of Pensacola, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1849
SOLD Reconnaissance of Pensacola and Perdido Bays
Anonymous
1849
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousSOLD-Reconnaissance-of-Pensacola-and-Perdido-BaysSOLD<BR> </BR> Small coastal survey chart of Florida from Bonsecour Bay to the East end of Santa Rosa Island.
2487DetailsAnonymous1851
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Anonymous
1851
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousMount-Auburn-CemeterySOLD <br></br> Mount Auburn Avenues and Paths. Boston 1851 Vintage Map. Collectible. Fabric Bkg
382Plan of Lake Pontchartrain Harbour and Breakwater from 1853DetailsAnonymous1853
Lake Pontchartrain Harbour and Breakwater
Anonymous
1853
LOC:10
$225.00AnonymousLake-Pontchartrain-Harbour-and-BreakwaterFascinating plan of the southern shore of Lake Ponchartrain in New Orleans, Louisiana from 1853. During that era both Bayou St. John and the New Canal (the present <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Street_Canal">17th Street Canal</a>) were navigable to small vessels; a lighthouse is shown at the mouth of each canal. The plan shows projected construction of wooden breakwaters in the lake that were designed "to furnish safe anchorage in front of the termini of the Pontchartrain Railroad, Bayou St John, and New Canal…".<BR> </BR> Other depicted features include Milneburg, then a suburb of New Orleans connected to it by the Pontchartrain Railroad, two lighthouses, and the Jefferson and Lake Pontchartrain Railroad in what is now Jefferson Parish. Construction details of the wooden breakwater are shown in profile and elevation. <BR> </BR> Today neither of the two railroad lines linking New Orleans to the Lakefront exist. Neither Bayou St. John nor the 17th Street Canal (a large drainage ditch) are navigable. In fact a section of the 17th Street Canal failed after Hurricane Katrina and was responsible for flooding a large part of New Orleans and at least 31 deaths. The deadly breach in the canal can be located on the plan near the bottom of the shaded high land directly adjacent to the New Canal. <BR> </BR> Dated October 30th, 1853. Printed by Wagner and Mc Guigan Lithographers, Philadelphia. For reference see:
2564Very attractive antique map of the Florida Peninsula.DetailsAnonymous1858
Map of the Florida Peninsula
Anonymous
1858
LOC:87
$180.00AnonymousMap-of-the-Florida-PeninsulaVery attractive antique map of the Florida Peninsula from 1858. Shows status of surveys below the 2nd basis parallel conducted to that date.
465Ships of British Navy at Spithead near the Isle of WightDetailsAnonymous1858
The British Fleet at Spithead
Anonymous
1858
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousThe-British-Fleet-at-SpitheadSOLD<br></br> Very attractive woodblock engraving. Panoramic view shows warships from the British Navy under review at Spithead near the Isle of Wight at an early period in the transition from sail to steam power. Archivally matted. Dimensions with the mat are approx. 26" W x 20" H. Pages 146 and 147. From the London Illustrated News August 14, 1858.
4909Manuscript plat in Newtown, Queens, New York.DetailsAnonymous1859
Antique manuscript plat Queens, New York deBevoise
Anonymous
1859
LOC:200
$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: https://definitions.uslegal.com/m/metes-and-bounds/) </div>
4915Manuscript map of St. Augustine Florida ca. 1863DetailsAnonymous1863
MS Civil War map St. Augustine Florida
Anonymous
1863
LOC:0
$2,600.00AnonymousMS--Civil-War-map-St--Augustine-FloridaSOLD <br></br> Manuscript map of St. Augustine Florida ca. 1863. The lighthouse is the old light, not used after 1874. <br></br> Under magnification, notations on the map identify positions of Union forces- the 7th Connecticut near the Hospital, and the 7th New Hampshire volunteers at the entrenchments where the full description reads “Entrenchments thrown up by the 7th N.H. Vol.” With online sources we can tie the seventh New Hampshire to St Aug from September 3, 1862 to May 10, 1863. The Seventh Connecticut was in St. Aug from April 13, 1863 to August 2, 1863.
4923Map of five gas-light companies serving New-York City in 1863.DetailsAnonymous1863
Grand Gas-light Combination of the Metropolis of America
Anonymous
1863
LOC:13
$550.00AnonymousGrand-Gas-light-Combination-of-the-Metropolis-of-AmericaMap representing five gas-light companies that served New-York City in 1863: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Harlem Gas Light Company</li> <li>Metropolitan Gas Light Company</li> <li>Manhattan Gas Light Company</li> <li>New York Gas Light Company</li> <li>Citizens' Gas-light Company</li> </ul> </div> Published in the American Gas Light Journal, March 2, 1863. p. 265
5308Small map of Santa Rosa Island and Pensacola Bay, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1863
Civil War era map Santa Rosa Island and Pensacola Florida
Anonymous
1863
LOC:11
$75.00AnonymousCivil-War-era-map-Santa-Rosa-Island-and-Pensacola-FloridaSmall map of Santa Rosa Island and Pensacola Bay, Florida. Published before the end of the U. S. Civil War. <br></br> Map illustrated the fall of Pensacola to Rebel forces in "The History of the Civil War in America …" by John S. C. Abbott. Published in 1863 from Springfield, Massachusetts. Volume 1. Page 359. <br></br> <b>Includes the noted locations of these key features:</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Pensacola, Florida</li> <li>Gulf of Mexico</li> <li>Fort Barrancas </li> <li>Fort McRae</li> <li>Fort Pickens</li> <li>Fort St. Miguel</li> <li>Navy Cove</li> <li>Warrington, Florida</li> <li>Woolsey, Florida</li> <li>Deer Point</li> <li>Fair Point</li> <li>Foster's Island</li> <li>Pensacola Bay</li> <li>Santa Rosa Island</li> <li>Santa Rosa Sound</li> <li>Bayou Chico</li> <li>Bayou Grande</li> <li>Grand Lagoon</li> </ul> </div>
1272Birdseye view of the Mississippi basin.DetailsAnonymous1866
Antique Birds Eye View of the Mississippi Basin
Anonymous
1866
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousAntique-Birds-Eye-View-of-the-Mississippi-BasinSOLD <br></br> Unusual post-war antique wood engraving of a birds eye view of the <b>Mississippi basin</b> with numerous rivers, roads and cities identified by name. With this image the viewer looks at the landscape from a new perspective with South at the top of page. Attractive. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> "Wood engraving is a printmaking and letterpress printing technique, in which an artist works an image or matrix of images into a block of wood. Functionally a variety of woodcut, it uses relief printing, where the artist applies ink to the face of the block and prints using relatively low pressure. By contrast, ordinary engraving, like etching, uses a metal plate for the matrix, and is printed by the intaglio method, where the ink fills the valleys, the removed areas. As a result, wood engravings deteriorate less quickly than copper-plate engravings, and have a distinctive white-on-black character." (Source: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_engraving" target="_blank">INTERNET</a> ) </div> <BR/> Coverage extends from St. Louis to the Gulf of Mexico and beyond with dozens of cities and town noted including Austin, Texas; Key West, Florida; New Orleans, Louisiana; Brownsville, Galveston, Montgomery, Jackson, Knoxville, Charleston, Savannah, Vicksburg, Natchez and many more. <br></br> Includes the Mississippi River, Missouri River, Ohio River, Arkansas River, Savannah River, Chattahoochee River, Escambia River, and the upper Gulf of Mexico. Published in 1866 by Harpers for the "Pictorial History of the Civil War" part 1.
993 Bill of Lading for the steamboat Belle Ida on Bayou Lafourche.DetailsAnonymous1866
Steamboat Bill of Lading for Valence Plantation
Anonymous
1866
LOC:1
$500.00AnonymousSteamboat-Bill-of-Lading-for-Valence-PlantationRare post civil war shipping document, a "Bill of Lading", for the steamboat <b>Belle Ida</b> to transport items from New Orleans, Louisiana to Valence Plantation, along Bayou Lafourche, in Assumption Parish. <b>Valence Plantation</b> was most likely located near the current-day town of Supreme, just a few miles south of the well-known Madewood Plantation and Naploeonville, Louisiana. Dated within to February 9th, 1866. The bill of lading was filled in by hand at time of shipping and is addressed to J.B. Savage, Valence Plantation, Bayou Lafourche. <br></br> Bayou Lafourche has not been navigable from the Mississippi River since 1905 when a dam was built at Donaldsonville, La. but prior to that time the waterway served as an important commercial artery. <br></br> The Belle Ida was likely a stern-wheel steamboat built in 1861 (Wooldridge Steamboat List. <a href="https://www.umsl.edu/mercantile/collections/pott-library-special-collections/assets/pdf/collections/Woold_Ridge_Steamboat_list.pdf" target="_blank">Internet </a>). With a stock logo of a side-wheel steamboat by T. Fitzwilliam, Stationer and Printer, 76 Camp Street, N.O. <br></br> Symonds, Courtney and Co. were Tobacco Factors and General Forwarding and Commission Merchants located at No. 35 Natchez Street, New Orleans, LA. With a glued 2 cent stamp within. Addressed on verso. <br></br> The items shipped from New Orleans by Symonds Courtney and Co. included: <ul style="list-style-type: none;"> <li>1 sack of harnesses</li> <li>1 bundle of bridles</li> <li>5 cases of sundries</li> <li>10 head of mules</li> <li>1 horse</li> <ul/>
4775Antique nautical chart fragment covering Chesapeake Bay.DetailsAnonymous1870
Antique Chart Fragment of Chesapeake Bay
Anonymous
1870
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousAntique-Chart-Fragment-of-Chesapeake-BaySOLD<br /><br />Interesting antique fragment covering lower Chesapeake Bay cut from a large 19th-century nautical chart. This relic, formerly an inset chart in a much larger rolled sea chart, shows the entrance to Chesapeake Bay with parts of Virginia and Delaware. <br></br> Contains many interesting pencil manuscript compass bearings off the <b>Cape Henry lighthouse</b> which was the first such navigational aid to be built in the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1792 at a cost of $24,076 the light at Cape Henry burned tuna fish oil, whale oil, colza oil, and lard oil. The light was only updated to burn kerosene in 1859 after petroleum oil was found in Pennsylvania. (Morrison and Hansen. Charting the Chesapeake). <br></br> As stated in the title, the topographic and hydrographic detail is from the U.S. Coast Survey, therefore this was likely a privately published chart. Coastal outline is very dark, suggesting that the author was George Eldridge. <br></br> Dated probably to the last half of the 19th century. The Willoughby Spit Lightship, off the entrance to Hampton Roads, has been crossed out in pencil. A bit of research reveals that in 1872 the lightship was replaced with what is now the Thimble Shoals light. That fact suggests the source chart was printed before 1872 and used at sea after 1872.
359819th century cadastral survey of lands near Lake Weir, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1880
19th century cadastral survey of lands near Lake Weir, Florida
Anonymous
1880
LOC:0
$0.00Anonymous19th-century-cadastral-survey-of-lands-near-Lake-Weir--FloridaSOLD<br></br> 19th century manuscript cadastral survey map of lands near Lake Weir and Ocklawaha, Florida, about 16 miles southeast of Ocala. Ocklawaha, on the north coast of Lake Weir is notorious as the location where the Barker-Karpis gang also known as the <b>Ma Barker gang maintained a hideout</b> at 3250 East Highway C-25. On January 16, 1935 the FBI opened fire on the house killing Ma Barker and her son Fred. The house has recently been moved off the property. <br></br> Surveys of the Florida Peninsula from this era are scarce. <br></br> Named locations on this old survey include nearby Little Lake Weir, Bower Lake, Hamock Pond, Coon Pond, Silver Lake, Fig Lake, Saddleback Lake, Prospect Lake, and a railroad depot. Ocklawaha is not named. Dates on this MS map including 1880 and 1898 suggest usage of the map over a long period. Names of property owners include Mitchell, Cooper, Taylor, Williams, and many more. <br></br>
1164Trade card for the sloop yacht Emma Wicks.DetailsAnonymous1880
Antique trade card for the sloop yacht Emma Wicks
Anonymous
1880
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousAntique-trade-card-for-the-sloop-yacht-Emma-WicksSOLD <br></br> Rare antique lithographed trade card for the sloop yacht "Emma Wicks" ca. 1880. Captain Charles Adams & Jason Wicks advertised that "parties desiring a pleasant sail on the ocean or bays or to Cape May, or Long Beach will be cheerfully accommodated." <br></br> The illustration is of a moonlit night regatta of small gaff-rigged <b>catboats</b> off Long Island Light, Boston Harbor. Catboats are characterized by their simplicity, ease of handling, shallow draft, and large capacity. Historically, the origin of the catboat type was in New York around 1840. Cat-rigged boats were used for fishing and transport in the coastal waters around Cape Cod, Narragansett Bay, New York and New Jersey. Size is about 3 1/2" x 2 1/2". Verso blank.
452Chart of the Beaufort River, South Carolina.DetailsAnonymous1880
Chart of Portions of Beaufort River
Anonymous
1880
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousChart-of-Portions-of-Beaufort-RiverSOLD <BR> </BR> Corps of Engineers hydrographic chart of several portions of the Beaufort River, near Beaufort S.C., the second oldest city in South Carolina, behind Charleston. Noted features include Battery Creek, the "site of old fort", and "site of Fort Charlotte". With depth contours and numerous soundings. Archivally matted with total size approximately 25" x 27".<BR> </BR> Accompanied Senate doc. 195, 46th Cong., 2nd Sess.
5199Manuscript plan of Chalon sur Saone in France.DetailsAnonymous1880
Manuscript plan of Chalon-sur-Saône, France
Anonymous
1880
LOC:77
$175.00AnonymousManuscript-plan-of-Chalon-sur-Saône--FranceFine manuscript pen and ink plan ca. 1880 titled: "Plan de deux enceintes primitives de Chalon sur Saone." Show the ancient city with the two ancient walls or "enceintes" at the village of Chalon-sur-Saône, France. Notes the location of many interesting sites including the "gibet" (gibbet) or post used as a gallows or place of execution. <br></br> With a unperforated red stamp bearing three circles ( the coat of arms of Chalon sur Saone) above the French medal Legion d'Honneur surmounted by a crown. Napoleon I awarded the Legion d'Honneur to the town of Chalon sur Saone in 1815 in recompense for their support during his Austrian campaign. <br></br> Top is oriented to the northeast. Shows the Saone river with bridges at right.
133Antique maritime track chart for a Norddentsher Lloyd shipDetailsAnonymous1882
Track Chart Norddentsher Lloyd, Bremen
Anonymous
1882
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Norddentsher-Lloyd--BremenSOLD <br></br> Small ship's track chart / nautical map of Atlantic Ocean produced by the Norddentsher Lloyd shipping company that was used by a passenger to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily position and miles made good on a voyage from Sandy Hook, New Jersey to England between August 31 and September 8, 1887 with a Captain Richler. With an inset of a steamer underway.
134Antique maritime track chart map of Atlantic Ocean for Anchor LineDetailsAnonymous1882
Track Chart Anchor Line Transatlantic Service
Anonymous
1882
LOC:0
$90.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Anchor-Line-Transatlantic-ServiceSmall antique ship's track chart of the Atlantic Ocean produced by the Anchor Line shipping company and used by passenger "Bertie Brown" to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily position on a voyage from Ireland to New York departing September 29, 1882. Document on card stock folds into 3 parts. Front cover lists vessels owned by Anchor Line with their tonnage. With a profile view of a steamer underway. Expands to 10"x6".
108Old antique sea map or nautical chart near Portsmouth N.H.DetailsAnonymous1889
Goat Island Ledge
Anonymous
1889
LOC:0
$45.00AnonymousGoat-Island-LedgeCorps of Engineers survey map shows Goat Island, Great Island, and Seavy's Island and a marked 'sailing course' through the nearby waters. Land areas identified through neat orange hachuring.
206Antique steamer ship map Boston Massachusetts, Gloucester MaineDetailsAnonymous1889
Brochure- Boston Gloucester Steamboat Co.
Anonymous
1889
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousBrochure--Boston-Gloucester-Steamboat-Co-SOLD <br><br/> Highly decorative and collectible antique folding coastal map / brochure from the Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company 1889 season. Colorful, quaint map with ships wheel decoration (far right) is a full 7" x 15" when folded out from the brochure and would frame beautifully. Map covers the coast between Boston and Portland Maine including Salem, Marblehead, Newburyport, and Cape Ann. Includes steamer schedule and pier locations. <BR> </BR> Front cover page contains a picturesque view of a steamboat with sails underway. Two pages include descriptions of sights along the route: Swampscott, Nahant, Marblehead… One-page advertisement for a new residential development near the Gloucester harbor- Eastern Point.
1218Antique Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company pass.DetailsAnonymous1889
Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company pass for 1888
Anonymous
1889
LOC:0
$70.00AnonymousBoston-and-Gloucester-Steamboat-Company-pass-for-1888An antique Boston and Gloucester Steamboat Company annual pass for the year 1888. On green card stock. Issued as number 116. Valid until January 1, 1889. Ship's wheel decoration with the date "1888". <br></br> Boston and Gloucester Steamboat company began year round service in 1870 and continued operating between Boston and Gloucester until 1926 when they ceased operations. Steamboats from the line included the "Ella Knight", "George Chaffee", "City of Gloucester", and the "Cape Ann" a steel-hulled propeller driven vessel of 171 feet in length. <br></br> Text on the verso of this antique pass with rules and stipulation for use of the pass.
1077Print of the world on Berghaus's Star Projection.DetailsAnonymous1890
Patriotic American Frontispiece with Berghaus's Star Projection
Anonymous
1890
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousPatriotic-American-Frontispiece-with-Berghaus-s-Star-ProjectionSOLD<br></br> Interesting small print reflecting the USA's perceived importance to the world. An American bald eagle hovers above a map of the world shown with Berghaus's Star Projection. <div class="indenttextblock"> A variation of Petermann's map, Hermann Berghaus's star projection (1879) reduced the number of appendages to five uniform lobes, with boundary meridians at 160°W, 88°W, 16°W, 56°E and 128°E. Of all major land masses, Australia and Antarctica are interrupted. This design became much more popular than Petermann's, appearing in atlases and in the logo of the Association of American Geographers. (Retrieved 5/18/2016. <a href="http://www.progonos.com/furuti/MapProj/Normal/ProjInt/ProjStar/projStar.html" target="_blank">Internet </a>) </div> <br></br> Below the image is a ribbon with the motto of the United States: "e pluribus unum". Probably published in the last two decades of the 19th century.
759Manuscript page with flags and a chart of British ChannelDetailsAnonymous1890
Manuscript page with flags and a chart of British Channel
Anonymous
1890
LOC:7
$450.00AnonymousManuscript-page-with-flags-and-a-chart-of-British-ChannelA small manuscript chart of the English Channel. Decorated at top with the crossed flags of England and France this hand-drawn and hand-colored chart of the British Channel could have been created in the latter half of the 19th century to early 20th century by a British naval student or maritime officer candidate or quite possibly a member of the Sea Cadets Corps or its predecessor, the Naval Lads' Brigade. A legend in English describes features that would be found on a nautical chart of the period such as buoys, rocks, and bearings, but oddly the manuscript map does not contain any of those components with one exception, the Eddystone lighthouse southwest of Plymouth sound. <br></br> The most interesting aspect of the chart is the dotted line suggesting the route of a voyage between ports in England and France including Plymouth, Dartmouth, Torquay, Weymouth, Southampton, Sheerness, Cherbourg, and Guernsey <br></br> At bottom are drawn three signal flags including the Blue Peter, which was often used when preparing to leave port, or as the caption suggests, when requesting a pilot. Of the other two flags, the center flag is confirmed as a French registration flag that indicates that the vessel was registered to the Cherbourg arondissement sector between Dunkirk and Honfleur. According to Sache: <div class="indenttextblock"> "French merchant ships had to hoist at foremast a specific flag indicating in which arrondissement they were registered. The French coasts were divided in five metropolitan maritime arrondissements, each of them being divided in two sectors, and in two colonial sectors. The arrondissement flags were established by Royal Regulation of 3 December 1817, signed by Louis XVIII. They were confirmed in the 1852 Imperial Regulations on naval flags signed by Napoléon III and by Decree on 20 March 1868. " </div> Source: Sache, Ivan. France: Registration flags for merchant ships (1817-1929). Link: flagspot.net/flags/fr~arro.html#che
142319th-Century Map of North AmericaDetailsAnonymous1890
19th-Century Map of North America
Anonymous
1890
LOC:0
$55.00Anonymous19th-Century-Map-of-North-AmericaTwo 19th-century maps on a single sheet. On recto is a bold, colorful map of North America. On the verso a map of the eastern Hemisphere.
3663Plat map of Coronado Heights Subdivision.DetailsAnonymous1891
Antique lot plan of Coronado Heights in San Diego County
Anonymous
1891
LOC:88
$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.
135Antique maritime ship track chart map of Atlantic OceanDetailsAnonymous1902
Track Chart Anchor Line American Mail Steamships
Anonymous
1902
LOC:0
$85.00AnonymousTrack-Chart--Anchor-Line-American-Mail-SteamshipsAntique ship's track chart of Atlantic Ocean produced by the Anchor Line shipping company that was used by a passenger to track his progress on a Transatlantic cruise. Details the daily latitude and longitude on a 2689 mile voyage of the SS Anchonia between New York and Glasgow on Aug 9th - 19th, 1902. Daily position plots indicate a more northerly path than usual. <BR> </BR> Document on card stock folds into 3 parts. Front cover lists vessels owned by Anchor Line with their tonnage and shows a frontal view of a steamer underway. Expands to 10"x6"
5102Key West, Florida Bird's-eye View from LighthouseDetailsAnonymous1910
Key West, Florida Bird's-eye View from Lighthouse Showing the Harbor.
Anonymous
1910
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousKey-West--Florida-Bird-s-eye-View-from-Lighthouse-Showing-the-Harbor-SOLD <br></br> Scarce, framed color panoramic photograph ca. 1910 "Key West, Florida Bird's-eye View from Lighthouse, Showing the Harbor." Shows Key West homes before they were electrified. A horse and buggy are shown driving down Whitehead Street. Not examined out of frame but believed to be a scarce, 3-panel folding postal card, never folded. <br></br> In period bubble-glass and wood frame with original black backing and seller's label for Babberger Studio, Canon City, Colorado. Babberger's photography studio in Colorado burned on December 14, 1915, destroying all the contents [1]. William Babberger was a noted bee keeper whose apiary was featured in the January 1913 edition of the American Bee Journal. <br></br> Not found for sale online. <br></br> [1] Source: Online. Bulletin of Photography, Volume 17. p. 793.
5190A map of saloon locations in New Haven, Connecticut form 1911.DetailsAnonymous1912
Saloon Map of New Haven Connecticut
Anonymous
1912
LOC:200
$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 ]
4904Unrecorded plan for the French Penal Colony at St. LaurentDetailsAnonymous1912
Plan General de St. Laurent de Maroni French Guyana Papillon
Anonymous
1912
LOC:88
$800.00AnonymousPlan-General-de-St--Laurent-de-Maroni-French-Guyana-PapillonUnrecorded plan for the <b>French Penal Colony at St. Laurent</b> along the Maroni River in French Guyana. Established by Napoleon III in 1850, for almost 100 years St. Laurent de Maroni was the main penal establishment of French Guiana. Rare. <br></br> Henri Charriere, the famous prisoner <b>Papillon</b> of the eponymously named film starring Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman, was a prisoner at St. Laurent de Maroni. The prison can be found on the map at top center surrounded by a wall . The prison complex included a old hospital and a new hospital, a transportation camp, the "Quartier Disciplinaire. The hospital was among the inmates favorites. Many prisoners faked illnesses just to be sent to the hospital so that they could plan their escape more easily. <br></br> The town of Saint-Laurent-du-Maroni proper was founded on 16 March 1880. St. Laurent was a penal town whose inhabitants were nearly all guards or liberated prisoners. The hospital was built in 1912, and the prison itself closed in 1946, the same year the whole colonial penal system was abolished.
5053Manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.DetailsAnonymous1918
Two manuscript maps of St. Augustine, Florida and of the area.
Anonymous
1918
LOC:11
$400.00AnonymousTwo-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.
5315Subdivision of Halifax in Volusia County, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1918
Plat map Halifax Company Lands Ormond Volusia Florida
Anonymous
1918
LOC:53
$0.00AnonymousPlat-map-Halifax-Company-Lands-Ormond-Volusia-FloridaON HOLD <br></br> A plat map for Halifax Company Lands in Volusia County, Florida. This plat reflects the desire to subdivide the land into smaller lots for residential and commercial use . Shows manuscript crayon notations (in red) "Bunnell 9 mi." and "Rt. 1", for Ridgewood Avenue a stretch of the Dixie Highway, as it turned west to Bunnell, Florida through what is today the Halifax Plantation area. <br></br> Rare early cyanotype (blueprint) plat of the subdivision of Halifax in Volusia County, Florida (near Bulow Creek State Park and northwest of Ormond Beach), bounded to the west by the <b>Old King's Road</b>. An updated plat of the area <b>previously platted as the Harwood Subdivision in 1888 by Norman Harwood</b> (see our stock number 5314). In comparison to P. D. Roger's 1888 plat of the same area, this map shows no indication of land use (hammocks, islands, marsh) suggesting that the land was drier by this date. <br></br> The plat shows the tomb of James Ormond II who died September 30, 1829 (now Ormond Tomb State Park). <br></br> Some of the differences between this plat and the earlier plat of Harwood (1888) include:<br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Most of the streets are re-named. What is today "the Old Dixie Highway" was named Ridgewood Avenue. The Dixie Highway was constructed between 1915 and 1929.</li> <li>Bead, Knox & Bead canal is shown entering Bulow Creek.</li> <li>Many new building sites are platted north of Ormond Tomb on both sides of Ridgewood Avenue.</li> <li>Plat clearly shows the north and south boundaries of the Ormond Grant.</li> <li>This plat shows in more detail and names the extent of the Mary Kunner grant.</li> <li>Harwood Grove Company plot is now labeled Halifax Grove Reservation, reflecting a change in ownership.</li> </ul> </div>
4900A goat powered torpedo.DetailsAnonymous1925
Cyanotype Heath Robinson contraption goat-powered torpedo
Anonymous
1925
LOC:62
$650.00AnonymousCyanotype-Heath-Robinson-contraption-goat-powered-torpedoYou will likely never see another one of these. From the Roaring Twenties- a cyanotype (blueprint) Heath Robinson style contraption- a goat-powered torpedo. The satirical proposed device shows advanced knowledge of torpedo design and function. (e.g. bulkheads). <br></br> Early Newport, RI colonists used Goat Island as a goat pasture. In 1925 the U.S. Navy operated a torpedo manufacturing, development and testing station on Goat Island. <br> <div class="indenttextblock">The anonymous author explained: "The torpedo is made in three sections, the head, the midship section and after body. The drawing shows the mechanism at rest. The operation is as follows: When the torpedo is fired from the tube the trigger comes in contact with a lug which causes the trigger arm to displace the cobble with falls on the Bermuda onion and crushes it. The onion gases thus released cause the goat to weep copiously. The tears are caught in the funnel on the top of the sal-ammoniac pin. These tears dissolve the sal-ammoniac pin. Thereby releasing the spring rod and prodder. This unit moves smartly forward, engaging the port quarter of the goat, thereupon the goat steps out and operates the asbestos tread mill, which is connected to the gear train that operates the propellers. A gaff and boom rig operated by the gear train, operates a spur gear which revolves rapidly on the goats back guaranteeing the continuance of the motion started by the goat prodder, the derby on the goat prevents him from catching cold while the torpedo is in the tube. It is obvious that if he should catch cold he would be rendered useless as an onion weeper. The hat also serves as a cut-off in the following manner; after a certain speed has been attained the goat has a desire to take off his hat and be comfortable, so he therefore tosses it to the rear where it falls in the gear train and jams it. Any torpedo expert will explain this to you if the above elucidation is not perfectly clear. </div>
4820Rare cyanotype plan of the Carissa Mine in South Pass City, Wyoming.DetailsAnonymous1926
Rare Plan of the Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass, Wyoming
Anonymous
1926
LOC:200
$400.00AnonymousRare-Plan-of-the-Carissa-Gold-Mine--South-Pass--WyomingRare cyanotype (blueprint) gold mine plan and section of the <b>Carissa Mine</b>, South Pass City, Wyoming. <br></br> During the late 1860s, miners discovered gold near South Pass City and the Carissa mine quickly became the most productive of all mines in the Sweetwater Mining District. After nearly 100 years, the Carissa Mine finally ended operations permanently in 1954. <br></br> Dated with reference to a similar, more detailed map of 1926 made during a detailed assay of the entire mine. (Hausel, W. Dan .The Carissa Gold Mine, South Pass Wyoming-A Sleeper. ICMJ. Prospecting and Mining Journal. July, 1999) <br></br> Three drawings are included: Longitudinal Section; Plan of the Third Fourth and Fifth Levels; and Claims Comprised in the Carissa Group. </div> Claims included the "Lucky Strike Placer", "Hermit Placer", "Chas. Dickens" and "Jeanette 183." <br></br> <a href="https://www.southpasscity.com/carissa-tours" target="_blank">South Pass City</a> today is operated as a Wyoming state historic site with 40 historic buildings, one of the best-preserved gold mining towns in the American West: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The State of Wyoming bought the 200-acre Carissa Mine site and began a ten-year restoration and reconstruction project. The interior was restored to the post–World War II period, when the mine and mill were most productive and milled approximately sixty tons of ore per day in three round-the-clock shifts. The reinstalled equipment is now fully functional. The State of Wyoming runs the Carissa Mine as part of the South Pass City State Historic Site, with tours of the mill that include demonstrations of the mid-twentieth-century milling equipment in operation." <b>Samantha Ford, “Carissa Mine” [Lander, Wyoming], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/WY-01-013-0097.</b> </div>
5249Rare Cyanotype or blueprint map of the Shaw RanchDetailsAnonymous1930
Cyanotype blueprint map Shaw Ranch Webb County Texas
Anonymous
1930
LOC:10
$150.00AnonymousCyanotype-blueprint-map--Shaw-Ranch-Webb-County-TexasRare Cyanotype or blueprint map of the Shaw Ranch along the Rio Grande River in Webb County, Texas. Date est ca. 1930. Includes the Huajolote (Guajolote) Ranch and Pasture.
5058Map of Lane Park Cottages on Lake Harris, Tavares, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1930
Lane Park Cottages Lake Harris Tavares, Florida
Anonymous
1930
LOC:11
$50.00AnonymousLane-Park-Cottages-Lake-Harris-Tavares--FloridaSmall map of Lane Park Cottages on Lake Harris, three miles southwest of downtown Tavares, Florida ca. 1930's. Lane Park is named for Captain A.J. Lane who as early as 1883 had plans for developing a peninsula that extended into Lake Harris. Map is on a postcard with two photographs of the cottages. <br></br> These cottages were likely the same as those attributed to Robert Kleiser: <div class="indenttextblock"> "Kleiser's Fish Camp was established in 1918 on an island located in the middle of Lake Harris. Robert Forest Kleiser acquired the island and built six cottages, several boat sheds, and a pier. Several years later, Kleiser disassembled the cottages and moved the camp to Lane Park." (Grenier, Bob. Images of America: Tavares. Arcadia Publishing. 2011) </div> </br> Printed by the County Seat Printers, Tavares, Florida.
5266Map of Lake County, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1933
Advertisement with map for Lake County, Florida
Anonymous
1933
LOC:
$175.00AnonymousAdvertisement-with-map-for-Lake-County--FloridaMap of Lake County, Florida on an advertising brochure from the Lake County Chamber of Commerce. Fine graphics focused on the agricultural bounty available in a fertile and water-rich Florida. Shows numerous cities in central Florida including Altoona, Eustis, Howey, Clermont, Tavares, Sanford, and Orlando. Inset half-tone black and white illustrations of scenes typical to the area. <br></br> Brochure was issued by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce in Tavares, Florida to registrants at the Florida Exhibit during the Century of Progress Exhibition in Chicago (the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair).
5325 1938 plat map of the four Sunset Islands in Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1938
Rare plat map of Sunset Islands, Miami, Dade Florida
Anonymous
1938
LOC:
$750.00AnonymousRare-plat-map-of-Sunset-Islands--Miami--Dade-FloridaRare original blueline plan and plat map of the four Sunset Islands in Miami, Dade County, Florida. Contains a inset location sketch, or context map of the islands, at a scale of 1" - 2640 feet. This plat map would have been used in the post-Depression era when sales on the Sunset Islands were rebounding. Date included for each lot to be sold included thedimensions and price <br></br> Sunset Islands (I,II,III,IV) are four man-made islands located in Biscayne Bay and are home to some of Miami's richest and best known residents. <br></br> The Sunset Islands were developed by the Sunset Islands Company, headed by Steven. A. Lynch (1882-1969), President of Paramount Pictures. The islands were first platted in 1925. The Sunset Canals were dredged in 1926. Just as the Great Depression struck, Lynch finished filling the islands. <br></br> Despite Lynch's early start during the Florida 1920's land boom, construction of new homes on The Sunset Islands did not start in earnest until a decade later, in part because of delaying tactics employed by rival Miami developer Carl Fisher and also due to the slowdown in development during the land-boom crash of the Great Depression. Lynch built a residence on the southwest corner of Sunset Island II named "Sunshine Cottage." <br></br> The Sunset Islands were among the last man-made islands created in Biscayne Bay. This plat of the Sunset Islands from 1938 shows only about 25% of the lots with homes on them and almost 50% of the lots left unsold at that time Prices ranged from as low as $2,000 for small interior lots to $29,000 or even $30,000 for a .85 acre lot with 183 feet of waterfront on Sunset Island II.
4914Tourists' handbill with a map from St. Augustine Florida.DetailsAnonymous1939
Large fold-out tourist handbill with map Saint Augustine, Florida
Anonymous
1939
LOC:0
$0.00AnonymousLarge-fold-out-tourist-handbill-with-map-Saint-Augustine--FloridaSOLD<br></br> Scarce tourists' handbill with a map from St. Augustine Florida, ca. 1938. On very thin paper almost certainly designed to be discarded, hence a rare survivor. <br /><br /> Recto filled with information about points of interest on the map including the: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fort Marion National Monument</li> <li>Indian Burial Ground</li> <li>Llambias House</li> <li>Slave Market</li> <li>Plaza de la Constitution</li> <li>St. Augustine Ostrich-Alligator Farm</li> <li>Marine Studios</li> </ul> </div> Verso with facts and statistics about St. Augustine, and St. John's County, Florida.
4922Poster from WWII related to the fall of Singapore.DetailsAnonymous1942
Poster of Singapore captured and occupied by the Japanese
Anonymous
1942
LOC:59
$0.00AnonymousPoster-of-Singapore-captured-and-occupied-by-the-JapaneseThis item is sold, but see <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Anonymous/Title/German-propaganda-poster-of-Japanese-capture-of-Singapore-WWII/5269" target="_top"> another copy in our inventory </a> with an updated description. <br /><br /> Folding German propaganda poster from WWII related to the fall of Singapore to the Japanese in February 1942.
5269German propaganda poster from WWII related to the fall of Singapore.DetailsAnonymous1942
German propaganda poster of Japanese capture of Singapore WWII
Anonymous
1942
LOC:59
$750.00AnonymousGerman-propaganda-poster-of-Japanese-capture-of-Singapore-WWIIFolding German propaganda poster from WWII related to the fall of Singapore, once thought to be the "Gibraltar of the East", to the Japanese in February 1942. This broadside propaganda poster was produced by the German Army's Department of Wehrmacht Propaganda to mock the British for their failure to protect Singapore from Japanese attack. <br></br> In "Singapura em poder dos japoneses" four views show Japanese soldiers stalking through the jungle and marching in formation with tanks, and Japanese warplanes strafing the airport. Inset map at center shows the supply lines from the Allies to Singapore interrupted or cut (shows scissors) and numerous British and American bases captured throughout the South China Sea , the Philippines, and Malaya. <br></br> At bottom: "A castello forte britanico na Grande Asia foi desbarratado Churchill e Roosevelt tambem ali perderam a jogo" reflecting the magnitude and impact of the defeat. <br></br> Verso with text related to Singapore and details of the conflict in Asia. Portuguese text. <br></br> [Singapora, Singapura, Singapour]
4845Manuscript G.I. map from World War 2 era of Vita Levu, Fiji.DetailsAnonymous1945
WWII MS Cartoon Map of Vita Levu, Fiji Islands
Anonymous
1945
LOC:200
$450.00AnonymousWWII-MS-Cartoon-Map-of-Vita-Levu--Fiji-IslandsArtistically produced manuscript G.I. pictorial map from World War 2 era of Fiji's largest island, Vita Levu. Full of small cartoonish drawings of island life, especially as related to the military with Div. HQ. Suva noted near Suva Bay and Natambua OCS (Officer Candidate School). <br></br> Some of the cartoons could suggest a feature in a specific geographic area on Vita Levu but other drawings seem to commemorate group events like a fishing expedition to the nearby Yasawa islands. Viewed as a graphical record of a trip to OCS, the map would document the group's arrival by cargo ship, their overland trip to the OCS by car and then train, passing an airbase; then their arrival and recreation at OCS including swimming and fishing. At mid right a grass-skirted long-haired native offers a G.I. a drink of Fiji's national beverage, Kava. <br></br> There was threat of Japanese invasion for the majority of 1942 and part of 1943, which resulted in a build up of military forces and defensive installations. However, World War 2 never reached Vita Levu or any Fijian Island in the South Pacific. In later years, Fiji was used as a forward base for the Allied forces, which resulted in the construction of transportation infrastructure, as well as an influx of Allied troops and supplies coming into the island. Dated as 1945 with the view that fishing expeditions would have been frowned upon in a potential combat theater, thus post-dates WWII.
5290Unrecorded comical map of East Asia inspired by Al Capp.DetailsAnonymous1949
Unrecorded comical map related to the Communist Revolution in China
Anonymous
1949
LOC:9
$1,600.00AnonymousUnrecorded-comical-map-related-to-the-Communist-Revolution-in-ChinaUnrecorded, and somewhat puzzling comical map of East Asia (China, Korea, Japan) inspired by Al Capp's "Lower Slobbovia" cartoon map from Capp's Li'l Abner comic book series (1949). In crude Russian and Chinese-inflected dialect the map documents (in manuscript red ink) the exodus of American workers from Shanghai, China to the United States during the last two years of the Chinese Civil War. This is a U.S. artifact from the early establishment of the People's Republic of China after WWII with a probable connection to the U.S. military [1]. Very rare. Not found anywhere else on this planet. <br></br> After the end of WWII United States companies built lucrative businesses within China. During 1948 and 1949, it became clear that the Chinese Nationalist forces under Chiang Kai-shek (supported by the U.S.A.) would be defeated by Chinese Communist forces, led by Mao Zedong and supported by Russia. U.S. diplomats and civilian business leaders began an exodus [2] from China. By May, 1949 the stream of foreigners leaving China was concentrated in Shanghai, China where most caught ships to the U.S.A [3], [4]. <br></br> Includes a depiction of the Trans Manchuria Railway with an unknown connection to salt. The railway is shown extending from Saltport (Dalian), past Saltograd, Staffograd, past the Rad (Red) River and ending near Slobbovian Salt Mines. <br><br> Note:<br> Humerican = American<br> Pitchavich=Peretychika, Russia<br> Havaveto = Pyongyang, North Korea<br> <br> [1]"You is here you lucky dogs" = Zama, Japan, the earliest U.S. Army barracks in Japan and the former site of the Imperial Japanese Army Academy. [2] "Where Rad (Red) revolution is ending Humerican blue platt specials." [3] "Is showing route of 'Vanishink Humerican' class of 1948 and 1949." [4] Shows a sea route in MS red ink connecting Gimpo (Kimpo), Korea; Shanghai, China; and the United States.
5268Cyanotype (blueprint) map of Memphis, Tennessee rail terminal.DetailsAnonymous1950
Small Mid-20th Century blueprint map Memphis Railroad Terminal
Anonymous
1950
LOC:13
$135.00AnonymousSmall-Mid-20th-Century-blueprint-map-Memphis-Railroad-TerminalSmall unrecorded cyanotype (blueprint) map of Memphis, Tennessee related to the railway lines, rail yards, and railroad depots in the Memphis area. Would have provided a high-level condensed overview of the railways in the Memphis area. <br></br> Key features on the map include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Union Station</li> <li>Central Station</li> <li>Paine Yard</li> <li>Frisco Yale Yard</li> <li>Forrest Yard</li> <li>North Yard</li> <li>South Yard</li> <li>Johnston Yard</li> <li>Motor Car shop</li> <li>Mississippi River</li> <li>President's Island</li> </ul> </div> Dated within at May 1950. MS annotation on verso: "V. W. White." [Tenn. , TN]
50661951 route map of the Municipal Transit System St. Petersburg, FloridaDetailsAnonymous1951
Route Map of the Municipal Transit System St. Petersburg, Florida
Anonymous
1951
LOC:87
$150.00AnonymousRoute-Map-of-the-Municipal-Transit-System-St--Petersburg--FloridaScarce route map of the Municipal Transit System in St. Petersburg, Florida (not to scale). On thinnish yellow paper a fourteen-panel folding sheet folds to 3" x 8". Includes an inset plan for downtown St. Petersburg revised October, 1951. The Yellow Issue published Dec 3, 1951.
4851Old birds-eye view and road map of the French Riviera.DetailsAnonymous1954
Birds-eye view of the French Riviera
Anonymous
1954
LOC:88
$195.00AnonymousBirds-eye-view-of-the-French-RivieraRecto with very fine old birds-eye view and map of the French littoral From St. Tropez / St. Raphael to Menton. Includes the towns of <b>Grasse, Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Antibe, Nice, Monaco</b>. Contains a useful route map with names and distance of the cities for two segments of a journey that would take a driver from St. Raphael to Menton: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>From Nice to St. Raphael by the Corniche de l'Esterel</li> <li>From Nice to Menton by the Corniches</li> </ul> </div> Assumed 1954 by "Ed 54" on cover but photographs appear early 1940s. Top of the map with names of mountain peaks in the background. French language. <br></br> Verso with additional routes, photographs, and descriptions of sights and destinations. After looking over the brochure I am adding this area to my short list of future vacation spots. <br></br> Published by France's Direction générale du Tourisme- Ministry de Travaux Publics, des Transports, et du Tourism. Ed. 54
5255Pictorial map of Sanlando Springs in Central Florida.DetailsAnonymous1958
Pictorial Map of Sanlando Springs attraction near Longwood, Florida
Anonymous
1958
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$125.00AnonymousPictorial-Map-of-Sanlando-Springs-attraction-near-Longwood--FloridaColorful pictorial map of the Sanlando Springs tourist attraction in Central Florida. Map is surrounded with drawings of family-oriented activities available at Sanlando: Jungle Cruise, outdoor cooking, dancing on the patio. Based on the postal rate of 3 cents this item probably dates to the late 1950's. Folding map, verso with space for a stamp and address as well as a pre-written letter in script touting the many things to do at Sanlando. <br></br> Sanlando Springs, along with nearby Rock Springs, Wekiwa Springs and Palm Springs, form the headwaters of the Wekiva River. <br></br> The spring, originally Hoosier Springs, was used for recreation as far back as the 1880's. The location was renamed as Sanlando by Altamonte Mayor J.F. Haithcox who developed the location as an amusement park in the 1920's. (Source: https://studiohourglass.blogspot.com/2013/06/giving-new-life-to-sanlando-springs.html).
5056Map for Seven Seas cruise of North Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map Seven Seas Sightseeing Miami and Miami Beach Cruise
Anonymous
1960
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$85.00AnonymousMap-Seven-Seas-Sightseeing-Miami-and-Miami-Beach-CruiseBrochure for a 2.5 hour lectured cruise of North Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach, Florida aboard the double-decked motorboat Seven Seas. With a map of the cruise route (in red) around North Biscayne Bay. <br></br> Unlike other cruises on south Biscayne Bay (e.g. Uncle Sam cruise) the Seven Seas cruise was operated in<b> North Biscayne Bay</b>, departing from Pier 8 at the Miami City Yacht Basin twice daily. The cruise passed the Venetian Causeway, passed the Charles Deering estate, and sailed past the 79th street causeway, retiring past Mt. Sinai Hospital and making a circle in Sunset Lake before docking 2 1/2 hours later. Other points of interest included the Goodyear Blimp Base, Flagler Memorial Monument, Little River, and Indian Creek Village. <br></br> Printed on both sides and folds to 4" x 9".
5029Map for Uncle Sam cruise tour Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1960
Map and Brochure New Uncle Sam Cruise Tour Biscayne Bay Florida
Anonymous
1960
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$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".
5055Lot of six rare "Fin Fishing Charts" for Florida coastal areas.DetailsAnonymous1962
Lot of six (6) scarce Fin Fishing Charts Lemon Bay to Tarpon Springs Florida
Anonymous
1962
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$180.00AnonymousLot-of-six-(6)-scarce-Fin-Fishing-Charts-Lemon-Bay-to-Tarpon-Springs-FloridaLot of six scarce "Fin Fishing Charts" for Florida coastal areas in the vicinity of Tampa Bay, Florida. Charts folded as issued. <br></br> All charts fit inside a point-of-sale envelope/folder printed with an index map of southern Florida showing all available Fin Fishing charts and highlighting these specific charts from Lemon Bay to Tarpon Springs: W7, W8, W9, W10, W11, W12. <br></br> Hot fishing spots are highlighted with red dots and tide table adjustments are included for several locations. Several marinas and other business establishments are noted in red on the charts, probably locations that sold these charts or that paid for the advertisement. Ink stamp on the folder carries a date of March 6, 1962. Creator of the charts is unattributed and very few, if any, of these charts are available on the market.
5193Poster for Pecatonica, Illinois Centennial Pageant.DetailsAnonymous1969
Centennial Pageant Poster for Pecatonica Illinois
Anonymous
1969
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$175.00AnonymousCentennial-Pageant-Poster-for-Pecatonica-IllinoisPoster for the Pecatonica, Illinois Centennial Pageant to be held at the Winnebago County Fairgrounds on June 13 and 14, [1969]. Colorful view of settlers battling native Americans. Pecatonica, in Winnebago County, was incorporated in March 1869, after a period of growth when the railroad first started service through the area.
5085Manuscript Map the City of Bath after an earlier map by Joseph GilmoreDetailsAnonymous1970
Manuscript copy of the map City of Bath after Joseph Gilmore
Anonymous
1970
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$450.00AnonymousManuscript-copy-of-the-map-City-of-Bath-after-Joseph-GilmoreManuscript pen and ink (hand drawn) map of the City of Bath, England after an earlier map by Joseph Gilmore in 1731. On heavy paper. Likely mid-20th century. Differs from Gilmore's original map of Bath in that fewer buildings are shown on the border of the map. <br></br> Gilmore's original elaborate map of the city of Bath shows Bath still largely contained within its medieval walls. The map indicates the growing popularity of Bath as a destination for visitors in the early 18th century. Around the border of Gilmore's map are views of 36 lodging houses or other public buildings. The map was reissued 6 times between 1694 and 1731.
5232Plat map of the Burnt Store Isles at Punta Gorda, Florida.DetailsAnonymous1985
Plat map Burnt Store Isles Punta Gorda Florida
Anonymous
1985
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$130.00AnonymousPlat-map-Burnt-Store-Isles-Punta-Gorda-FloridaPlat map of the Burnt Store Isles subdivision south of Punta Gorda, Florida. Supplied by Morris Realty, Inc with the logo of Coldwell Banker. MS name and phone number for sales agent. <br></br> This folding map shows homesites and the Burnt Store Isles Golf and Country Club, all surrounded by the North and South branches of Alligator Creek located immediately southwest of Hwy. 41, the Tamiami Trail. Burnt Store Isles consist of approximately 1000 canal-front and 400 golf-course front single-family residences, villas and condos as well as vacant lots.