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  • 19th Century Travel Maps of the Mid-West
    townships also indicated is the survey grid work for the U S Survey underway at the time In an insert in the top right corner contains census data from the 1850 national census 750 J Calvin Smith â Guide Through Ohio Michigan Indiana Illinois Missouri Wisconsin Iowa â New York J H Colton Co 1856 21 x 25 Lithograph by S Stiles Sherman Smith Full original hand color Issued in and accompanied here by Colton s Traveler and Tourist s Guide Book Printed on bank note paper with folds as issued Some discoloration and staining and tiny holes at folds Overall very good condition Another example of the map above in not quite as good condition but with the guide book in which it was issued 675 Alfred J Hill Sectional Map of the Surveyed Portion of Minnesota and the North Western Part of Wisconsin St Paul J S Sewall 1869 Copyright 1857 32 3 4 x 24 7 8 Engraving by C A Swett Boston Original hand color Full narrow margins With some separation wear and small holes at folds With three stains at right Overall good condition With original buckram covers This map showing the entire state of Minnesota and part of northwestern Wisconsin was issued within about a decade of Minnesota statehood Sewall s map was the standard and best map of the region at this time of extensive development Topographical information is excellent with the extensive network of lakes and rivers well mapped Counties are shown throughout the state which is shown completely surveyed in the southern parts up to just past Mille Lacs The northern parts are virtually unsettled and unsurveyed though there is the beginning of development in places In the developed areas survey grids are indicated along with settlements both large and small

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  • Antique Maps of regions of the United States from the 19th Century
    surface Otherwise very good condition An early map of Tennessee by Mathew Carey one of the seminal figures in early American Cartography Published shortly after the War of 1812 this map is from Carey s Atlas which represented the best American cartographic work of the period This map is a fine example of Carey s work showing the development of the state at an early stage Topographical information portrayed includes towns rivers mountains major roads and backwoods trails Longitude is given with a prime meridian at Philadelphia as befits a map by the first American cartographic publisher Overall an most desirable map of Tennessee 1 500 John Thomson Southern Provinces of the United States From A New General Atlas Edinburgh J Thomson 1817 19 1 2 x 23 1 4 Engraving by Hewitt Full original hand color Full margins Very good condition Inset view of Characteristic Scenery of the Hudson River In the early nineteenth century the British cartographic publishers were producing the finest maps in the world John Thomson working in Edinburgh was one of the leading British cartographers and his maps are good evidence of the quality of work issued in Great Britain at the time This striking map of the southeastern U S is an particularly good example of his work It was issued at an interesting period in the history of the American southeast The state of Georgia is of particular note for its borders are shown as they were in 1798 just before the Mississippi Territory was established extending from the Atlantic to the Mississippi It is not unusual for a British map maker to be late in reflecting internal American information on his maps but the nearly twenty year lapse here makes one wonder whether Thomson was in fact a Georgian chauvinist While somewhat

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  • Antique Maps of Philadelphia and Environs
    of French translations A superior chart of the approaches to Philadelphia at the beginning of the American Revolution 2 600 Plan of the City of Philadelphia by J oseph Drayton Philadelphia Carey Lea 1824 Engraving by J H Young 14 1 2 x 17 neat lines Hand color to outline districts A precisely engraved map of the City of Philadelphia issued by the associates who printed the Carey Lea atlases An abundance of detail is clear and provides much fascinating information about Philadelphia at the beginning of the second quarter of the nineteenth century Streets both existing and planned are shown and buildings are indicated The developed parts of the city are indicated with shading and proposed streets are noted by dotted lines The Eastern States Penitentiary not finished until 1829 is shown and the layouts of Independence Park and Franklin and Washington Squares are detailed The new Fairmount Waterworks is displayed along the Manaiunk or Schuylkill River and the Centre Square Waterworks building is also shown The map was designed for folding into a guide book for serious business plans of government and commerce A fine work by Joseph Drayton who became the official artist for the Wilkes Expedition in the late 1830s 1 800 Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia C K Stone A Pomeroy 1860 65 x 63 Lithograph with hand color mounted onto linen and then varnished Varnished has oxidized and the map surface has acquired a light brown patina as to be expected However map is clean and bright Original rollers attached Area shown Philadelphia County Delaware County eastern Chester County Montgomery and Bucks Counties northern part of state of Delaware part of Burlington County part of Gloucester County and part of Trenton Inset maps Philadelphia Norristown Conshohocken Barren Hill Jenkintown Plymouth Hatborough Springmill Skippackville Pottstown This large separately issued map of the area of Philadelphia western suburbs and southern New Jersey is in surprisingly good condition As a piece of Philadelphia history the map stands as an early example of the fully incorporated city with boundaries extending to its final state Detail throughout the map is quite amazing showing the names of specific landowners throughout the large land area as well as roads and landmarks Also there are various inset maps of towns in the area which are depicted in great detail A fascinating and impressive separately issued map for those with interest in the greater Philadelphia area 1 400 Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia C K Stone A Pomeroy 1860 65 x 63 Lithograph with hand color mounted onto linen and then varnished One five and one two inch tears in upper right hand portion of map not repaired Minor water stain at top of map and slight fraying of edges of map top left hand side Numerous old patches on back as to be expected However map is clean and bright Original rollers attached Area shown Philadelphia County Delaware County southern Chester Montgomery and Bucks Counties northern Delaware Camden County Salem County Burlington County Inset maps Philadelphia Trenton Burlington Mount Holly Camden Bordentown and other numerous small towns in New Jersey Another map by Stone Pomeroy with a different focus and set of inset maps 1 400 R L Barnes Barnes Driving Map of Philadelphia and Surroundings From Surveys and Records by H E B Taylor Philadelphia R L Barnes 1867 27 1 2 x 31 1 2 Separately issued lithograph Decorative border as issued Separated into 32 sections hand colored and mounted on linen by Sheble Smith Co successors to R L Barnes A wonderfully colored and very decorative map of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas Major buildings homes streets and railroad lines are clearly and precisely delineated What makes this map unusual and such a valuable document is the extent to which surrounding areas are rendered with the same detail and care as the center of the city Many long gone community names are illustrated both within the city and in neighboring Pennsylvania counties and New Jersey A beautiful map that gives us as well a wealth of information about the way Philadelphia looked in the middle of the nineteenth century 600 John Reed To the Honourable House of Representatives of the Freemen of Pennsylvania this Map of the City and Liberties of Philadelphia With the Catalogue of Purchass is Humbly Dedicated by their most Obedient Humble Servant John Reed Philadelphia Charles L Warner 1774 1870 Facsimile edition Separately issued map dissected into 20 sections and mounted onto linen for folding 29 1 2 x 58 1 2 Lithograph by Worley Bracher Printed by Fred Bourquin Very good condition Snyder 41b In 1774 John Reed published his detailed map of Philadelphia and its surrounding Liberties to confront the powers of the Penn family which he claimed had neglected the original grants of land to his family Reed issued the map to illustrate a small book which he published to forward his claim and as such it included detailed information about the land grants in the liberties The resulting huge map was engraved on three plates by James Smither The suit failed to gain him any land but Reed did provide us with a remarkable document The map shows information on the actual lay out of the city at the time and of the grants in the liberties details not shown well on other maps of the period which tended to be more schematic following Holme s projected grid plan Reed s large separately issued map is extremely rare but fortunately there are a number of full size facsimiles including this excellent lithograph issued in 1870 It provides us with a precious and detailed look at Philadelphia just before the American Revolution 1 100 S Augustus Mitchell Jr Plan of Philadelphia Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1873 11 x 12 3 4 Lithograph Original hand coloring Full margins Decorative border For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century the firm founded by S Augustus Mitchell dominated American cartography

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  • ANTIQUE MAPS: NEW YORK CITY
    abbreviated are Williamsburg Bushwick and Newtown An inset shows Manhattan from 88th Street to the Harlem River connection with the Hudson River This area of the grid plan was fully mapped but just beginning to develop rapidly Two pictorial insets show the High Bridge over the Harlem River and Trinity Church Details are clear and clean The booklet A Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Cities with a Street Directory of the City of New York New York Thayer Bridgeman Fanning 1854 12 mo Collates title 28 pp 2 leaves with lists of products and services The text is a street directory 850 Map of New York and Vicinity Accompanying Atlas of New York and Vicinity From Atlas of New York and Vicinity New York F W Beers A D Ellis G G Soule 1867 29 3 4 x 28 Lithograph Full original hand color With folds as issued Repaired tear across center nearly invisible Else very good condition A handsome large folding map of New York and the surrounding area including parts of New Jersey Connecticut and Pennsylvania 275 New York and Its Surroundings Map of the Metropolis from the Battery to One Hundred and Eighth Street and Parts of Brooklyn Williamsburg Greenpoint Jersey City and Hoboken From Harper s Weekly New York Harper s Weekly June 7 1873 20 x 30 Wood engraving A map of New York showing great detail from the Battery to 108th street and some of the surrounding area 225 Coast Chart No 20 New York Bay and Harbor New York Washington U S Coast Survey 1866 corrected to 1879 Separately issued U S coastal chart sheet 20 32 1 2 x 26 1 8 Lithograph With considerable spotting especially on verso some light stains and creases wrinkles

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  • Antique Maps Of Alabama
    Augustus Mitchell Jr 1866 10 3 4 x 13 1 4 Lithograph Original hand coloring Decorative border A few light spots at lower left Else very good condition For most of the middle part of the nineteenth century the firm founded by S Augustus Mitchell Sr dominated American cartography in output and influence This fine map is from one of his son s atlases and it shows Alabama and Georgia in the mid 1860s shortly after the Civil War Towns rivers roads and other topographical information are clearly shown and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors A fine decorative border surrounds the map and the whole effect makes for an attractive and historically interesting mid nineteenth century map 145 Colton s Alabama New York G W and C B Colton Co 1866 15 3 4 x 12 3 4 Lithograph Full original hand coloring Very good condition In the mid nineteenth century the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York The J H Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift This map of Alabama with its fine detail is a strong example of their successful work The map presents the counties in contrasting pastel shades and includes depictions of towns rivers marshes and some topography Of particular interest are the indications of the burgeoning transportation network in the state with roads and railroads clearly shown An attractive map as well as a worthwhile historical document 165 State of Alabama Washington General Land Office 1866 18 3 4 x 11 1 2 Lithograph by Bowen Co Original outline color Very good condition The U S General Land Office GLO was established in 1812 with responsibility to survey and control the dispersal of public lands All public land was required to be surveyed prior to settlement and the first director of the GLO Thomas Hutchins set up a systematic process of rectangular survey for the public lands and launched the great national project to survey and map the public domain in the entire country a procedure which got under way in the famous seven ranges of southeast Ohio Each surveyor was to record not only geography but also features of the landscape with economic import such as roads Indian trails existing settlements Indian lands mineral deposits and of particular interest railroads and their rights of way Of note is that unlike most surveys of the time the surveyors were instructed not to apply new names to the landscape but to use the received names of all rivers creeks lakes swamps prairies hills mountains and other natural objects Periodically the GLO would issue maps showing the progress of their surveys and this map shows how Alabama was well covered by 1866 Interesting features are the railroads in the state 350 Gray s Atlas Map of Alabama Philadelphia O W Gray 1875 14 7 8 x 11 7 8 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition This map illustrates the rapid economic growth in

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  • Antique Maps Of Alaska
    slight indication is given of the shape of other inland features like the Chigmit Mountains 195 Map of the Territory of Alaska Russian America Ceded by Russia to the United States Philadelphia Gray 1873 12 x 16 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition This map was issued by the Philadelphia firm of O W Gray which began its publishing around mid century and published regional and U S atlases up to the 1880s It shows Alaska shortly after it was acquired by the United States from Russia 1867 The coast line and the islands lying off it with the cities there is well documented In the interior the main mountain ranges rivers and settlements are noted but this was a period was little was known beyond the coast One of the better maps of Alaska at the time 175 Alaska Chicago George F Cram ca 1880 9 5 8 x 12 3 8 Color cerograph Very good condition 60 U S Commission of Fish and Fisheries Aliaska Peninsula and Adjacent Islands 1888 Large folding map to accompany Report on Explorations of Alaskan Fishing Grounds in Bulletin U S Commission of Fish and Fisheries for 1888 30 1 2 x 63 full sheet Printed by lithography by Matthews Northrup Co in Buffalo and New York Slight chipping along top border just touching neatlines Not in Phillips Maps A scarce survivor 225 Alaska New York Arbuckle Bros Coffee Company 1889 Ca 3 x 5 Chromolithograph by Donaldson Brothers Very good condition From a delightful series of maps issued by the Arbuckle Bros Coffee Company This firm was founded by John and Charles Arbuckle of Pittsburgh PA They developed a machine to weigh fill seal and label coffee in paper packages which allowed them to become the largest importer and

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  • Antique Maps Of Arizona
    x 10 3 4 Very good condition 85 Arizona and New Mexico Philadelphia W M Bradley Bros 1884 14 1 2 x 22 1 4 With decorative boarder Very good condition 165 County and Township Map of Arizona and New Mexico Philadelphia W M Bradley Bros 1886 13 7 8 x 21 3 4 Very good condition 165 Arizona New York Arbuckle Bros Coffee Company 1889 Ca 3 x 5 Chromolithograph by Donaldson Brothers Very good condition From a delightful series of maps issued by the Arbuckle Bros Coffee Company This firm was founded by John and Charles Arbuckle of Pittsburgh PA They developed a machine to weigh fill seal and label coffee in paper packages which allowed them to become the largest importer and seller of coffee in the world Their most famous promotional program involved the issuing of several series of small colorful trading cards one of which was included in every package of Arbuckle s Coffee These series included cards with sports food historic scenes and one of the most popular maps The latter cards included not only a map but also small illustrations which portrays the peculiarities of the industry scenery etc of the region depicted

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  • Antique Maps Of Arkansas
    father s earlier efforts are excellent maps derived from H S Tanner s atlas of the 1830s This early map of Arkansas is a good example of this work Topographical information including towns rivers roads etc is clearly shown and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel shades At the top of the map are charts listing the steamboat routes between Little Rock and New Orleans Pittsburgh and Fort Gibson It is obvious from the quality and attractive appearance of this map why Mitchell s firm became so important A fine early American cartographic document of the state 250 A New Map of Arkansas with its Canals Roads Distances Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1850 14 1 2 x 11 7 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Full original hand color Full margins Very good condition A strong beautifully crafted map of Arkansas from the mid nineteenth century published by Thomas Cowperthwait Co This firm took over the publication of S Augustus Mitchell s important Universal Atlas in 1850 and they continued to produce up dated maps that were amongst the best issued in the period This map shows Arkansas at an interesting period in its history The map is filled with myriad topographical details including rivers towns and political borders The Thomas Cowperthwait Co maps are especially known for their depiction of the transportation routes of the states and this map is no exception The transportation infrastructure was extremely important at this period of increased immigration and travel in the American south and the roads and canals of the state are clearly depicted Three tables at the top list the steamboat routes from Little Rock to New Orleans Pittsburgh and Fort Gibson 225 Arkansas New York J H Colton Co 1856 11 7 8 x 14 1 2 Lithograph Hand color Light spots in margins else very good condition In the mid nineteenth century the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York The J H Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift This map of Arkansas with its fine detail is a strong example of their successful work The map presents the counties in contrasting pastel shades and includes depictions of towns rivers marshes and some topography Of particular interest are the indications of the burgeoning transportation network in the state with roads and railroads clearly shown especially between Little Rock and Memphis on the border of its neighbor Tennessee Much of the state was still unsettled at this time particularly in the west towards the Indian Territories in Oklahoma 150 S Augustus Mitchell Map of Louisiana Mississippi and Arkansas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1860 13 1 4 x 10 5 8 Lithograph Full original hand color Slight discoloration in margins An interesting multi state map by S Augustus Mitchell showing Louisiana Mississippi and Arkansas Most interesting in this depiction of the southern states along the flow of the Mississippi River is the beginning foundation for railroads crisscrossing the land and making

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