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  • Antique Maps Of California
    shades and rivers lakes swamps and orography is neatly presented Also of interest are the indications of the early road network in the state A detailed inset map shows San Francisco 250 Johnson s California Territories of New Mexico Arizona Colorado Nevada and Utah New York Johnson Ward 1863 17 1 4 x 24 1 4 Lithograph Full original hand color Old separation along centerfold and short repaired tears in margins A pair of light spots in image Else very good condition 325 Johnson s California with Territories of Utah Nevada Colorado New Mexico and Arizona 17 1 4 x 24 1 4 New York Johnson Ward 1864 Lithograph Full original hand color With wear at bottom left margin into strap work border Else very good condition 275 Colton s Map of California Nevada Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico New York G W and C B Colton Co 1866 16 3 4 x 26 Lithograph Original hand color Narrow bottom margin Else very good condition 350 County Map of the State of California Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1867 13 1 2 x 10 3 4 Lithograph hand colored With inset of maps of Settlements in the Great Salt Lake Country Utah Very good condition 225 County Map of the State of California Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1872 21 1 4 x 14 3 4 Lithograph hand colored With inset of maps of Northeast portion of San Francisco San Francisco Bay Vicinity Narrow left margin Very good condition The main change in appearance of this edition is the addition of an alternate route for the Southern Pacific Railroad around Tulare Lake 275 Asher Adams California Nevada South Portion Washington 1874 16 1 4 x 23 Lithograph Original hand color Short tears and chips in margins a few just into image Overall good condition In their atlas of 1874 Asher Adams included two separate maps of parts of California reflecting the size and importance of the state and allowing for greater detail this map shows the southern regions The Washington cartographic publishing firm presented this information in a clear fashion and the map has a very attractive light pastel coloring 125 Map of California and Nevada Chicago Rand McNally 1879 23 1 2 x 19 1 4 Outline hand color Pocket map printed on thin paper 325 California and Nevada Philadelphia O W Gray Son 1881 26 x 15 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A large scale detailed map of the two states with impressive information on towns lakes rivers counties and especially the topography In 1869 the first continental railroad connected these states with the west followed in 1883 with Southern Pacific RR This map shows the region as prospering from the first but just before the completion of the latter The rail lines in the states are indicated including the Central Pacific RR a railroad running from Los Angeles south to Yuma and the connection by rail between Sacramento and Los Angeles Also of

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  • Antique Maps Of Colorado
    than meeting in Utah as they eventually did 275 Colton s Map of California Nevada Utah Colorado Arizona New Mexico New York G W and C B Colton Co 1866 16 3 4 x 26 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A fascinating map of the southwestern part of the United States by the Colton firm of New York City issued just after the Civil War This was a period when the American west was really opening up for settlers and this map captures the region at a very early stage of its development When issued the territories had taken on the shape that the states have today though in this early version of the Colton map of the region Nevada s eastern border is too far west it was moved in 1864 and the southern tip of what is today Nevada is still part of Arizona as it was until the following year The topographical detail is very good but it is the social information that is so interesting Towns forts Indian tribes passes explorer routes the pony express and early trails e g Emigrant Road are all depicted Some of this is quite current while other aspects are a bit out of date such as still showing Auraria next to Denver City Of particular note are the indications of early railroads both proposed and existing including the proposed route of the Pacific R R In the vast middle parts of this map the mountains are not fully filled in but good indications are given of the locations of Indian tribes and mines California in contrast to the territories is shown extensively developed with many counties towns and a network of roads and rail lines 350 Colorado Philadelphia Wm M Bradley ca 1887 16 1 2 x 20

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  • Antique Maps Of Connecticut
    The whole is attractively presented with original hand coloring A rare and early map of Connecticut 350 H S Tanner Connecticut From Tanner s Universal Atlas Philadelphia Carey Hart 1841 43 11 1 4 x 14 Engraving by E B Dawson Full original hand color Very good condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Connecticut from the nineteenth century by the great American cartographer Henry Schenck Tanner In 1816 Henry his brother Benjamin John Vallance and Francis Kearny formed an engraving firm in Philadelphia Having had experience at map engraving through his work with John Melish Tanner conceived of the idea of compiling and publishing an American Atlas which was begun in 1819 by Tanner Vallance Kearny Co Soon Tanner took over the project on his own and thus began his career as cartographic publisher The American Atlas was a huge success and this inspired Tanner to produce his Universal Atlas of more manageable size This atlas contained excellent maps of each state focusing on the transportation network including roads railroads and canals All details are clearly presented and these include towns rivers mountains political boundaries and the transportation information In 1844 Carey Hart issued an edition of the atlas and the maps were later purchased by S Augustus Mitchell and then Thomas Cowperthwait Co Maps from the early Tanner Carey Hart edition are quite rare and desirable This map of the Conncecticut is typical of the Tanner maps It shows excellent information especially of the transportation network Insets in the lower right show the regions around Hartford and New Haven 325 Connecticut Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1849 12 1 4 x 15 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Very good condition For much of the middle part of the nineteenth century the Mitchell firm dominated American cartography in output and influence S Augustus Mitchell Jr s maps of the 1860s are probably the best known issues of this firm but his father s earlier efforts are excellent maps derived from H S Tanner s atlas of the 1830s A statistical table about the states is included as are insert maps of Hartford and New Haven It is obvious from the quality and attractive appearance of this map why Mitchell s firm became so important 275 Map of Connecticut Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1851 12 1 4 x 14 3 4 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Full original color Paper time toned Very good condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Connecticut 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 The map is filled with myriad topographical details including rivers towns lakes 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

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  • Antique Maps of the Dakotas
    through a number of political changes so such a map would have had great interest The territories of Nebraska and Kansas were created in 1854 out of the old Missouri Territory In 1861 Kansas attained statehood while the Nebraska Territory which didn t become a state until a year after this map was issued lost two thirds of its land to the newly created Dakota Territory and the territory of Colorado shown here though not mentioned in the title was also created In this second state of the map a border separating Dakota from Wyoming the latter not named is shown Wyoming was created out of the western part of Dakota about the time this version was issued The western parts of the states lining the Mississippi River are shown with considerable development The only similar areas of settlement and county creation for the rest of the map occur in eastern Texas and the eastern parts of Kansas and Nebraska The western parts of that state and territory along with Dakota and Colorado are depicted as relatively undeveloped The map contains much information on rivers lakes and topography but it is for the information on human activity on the plains which makes this map of such great interest This was issued at a time of regular conflict between Euro Americans and Native Americans and the locations of Indian tribes are noted throughout including three large reservations in the Indian Territory now Oklahoma The reason for the conflict was the encroachment of whites into the area shown on this map with flags to indicate forts the routes of explorers emigration trade routes such as the Santa Fe and Oregon trails proposed wagon roads and railroads as well as the northern and southern routes to Denver which were clogged in the 1860s with Pike s Peak gold rushers A terrific map of this frontier land after the Civil War 275 County Map of Dakota Wyoming Kansas Nebraska and Colorado Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1870 20 x 14 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition This map shows the northern plains at a time when the railroads were opening up the region to new settlement Completed in 1869 the transcontinental railroad ran across the center of the area shown here from Omaha to the South Pass in western Wyoming The railroads facilitated the movement of emigrants through and into this area already begun by the emigration to Oregon the California Gold Rush and Pike s Peak Gold Rush noted on this map as Gold Region This led to the creation of new states such as Kansas 1861 Nebraska 1867 as well as territories such as Colorado Dakota Montana and the just created Wyoming 1869 This detailed map provides a good topographical picture of the region with the rivers and mountains depicted as are the locations of the plains Indian tribes which played such an important and tragic role in the opening of the west The maps also well represents the

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  • Antique Maps Of Delaware
    in 1844 including this fine map of the two states 350 A New Map of Maryland and Delaware Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1848 11 1 4 x 14 1 2 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Typical overall time toning to paper Very good condition With inset of Baltimore The Mitchell map of Maryland and Delaware is typical of his excellent output Topographical information including towns rivers roads canals and so on is profuse and clearly shown and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors Since steamboats were the most glamorous and comfortable way to travel the map includes the distances from Baltimore to points between that major city and Norfolk Philadelphia and Washington 325 A New Map of Maryland and Delaware with their Canals Roads Distances Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1851 11 1 2 x 14 5 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand color Paper toned and some spots including one in population table Otherwise very good condition A strong beautifully crafted map of Maryland and Delaware 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 Maryland and Delaware at an interesting period in its history The map is filled with myriad topographical details including rivers towns mountains 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 travel and goods shipping in the mid Atlantic region This information is clearly depicted including rail lines canals and roads A table at the top lists the steamboat routes from Baltimore to Norfolk Philadelphia and Washington 200 A J Johnson Johnson s Delaware and Maryland Inset District of Columbia New York Johnson Ward ca 1865 12 3 4 x 16 1 2 Lithograph Full original hand color A few light spots and two small holes near upper right Good condition A detailed map of the states of Delaware and Maryland and with an inset of the District of Columbia as they appeared near the end of the Civil War issued in Alvin Jewitt Johnson s mid nineteenth century atlas of the world Johnson who published out of New York City was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century producing popular atlases and geographies having indirectly succeeded the J H Colton Co This finely detailed map struck from a lithographic stone includes three vignette views of famous buildings in the city of Washington The counties are hand colored in contrasting pastel shades lending the map an attractive appearance It is an excellent example of Johnson s and thus American cartography 150 G W and C B Colton Colton s Delaware and Maryland New York J H

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  • Antique Maps Of Florida
    Very good condition In 1822 Henry Charles Carey and Isaac Lea published their A Complete Historical Chronological and Geographical American Atlas This volume was based on Emmanuel Las Cases Atlas Historique of 1803 with updated maps and text modified by Carey a political economist He considered himself an American foil to John Stuart Mill and the London economists who were proclaimers of the gloomy science influenced by Ricardo and Malthus Instead of preaching overpopulation and degeneration of the human species Carey illustrated the nations of the western hemisphere through maps that showed an expanding region with ample promise of developing into lands of great new opportunity and growth The sheets from this atlas which cover North America Central America South America and the West Indies are comprised of an engraved map surrounded by text documenting the history climate population and so forth of the area depicted The atlas is particularly known for its excellent early maps of the states and territories of the United States This map of Florida is typical of his maps The map itself was drawn by the important Baltimore cartographer Fielding Lucas Jr This is the first map of Florida as a territory issued just after it was transferred to the United States from Spain in 1821 The text describes what was then known about the territory not a lot and a long history up to the Seminole Wars and the transfer of the territory from Spain The map shows mostly rivers and lakes as best was known with the few settlements and forts in the north This is a wonderful verbal and graphic picture of Florida 850 After Tanner North America XIV Florida London SDUK 1834 16 1 8 x 13 1 2 full sheet Engraving by J C Walker Original outline hand coloring Very good condition A precise and cleanly drawn map of Florida by the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge SDUK This wonderful English enterprise was devoted to the spreading of up to date information and the enhancing of understanding This crisply drawn map of Florida is an important early rendering of the state It is based on the work of Tanner an influential American cartographer The careful detail and fine engraving show off the SDUK work at its best 375 Thomas G Bradford Florida From Samuel G Goodrich s A General Atlas of the World Boston C D Strong 1841 14 1 4 x 11 1 2 Engraving by G W Boyton Original hand color but reds faded Small group of spots on coast Otherwise very good condition An early map of the Florida Territory from Goodrich s edition of Bradford s important atlas The map was issued near the end of the Second Seminole War four years before Florida became a state At this stage of its development settlement was almost exclusively in the north indicated by the smaller and numerous counties shown there in contrasting shades The map shows a good number of towns in the north and

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  • Antique Maps Of Georgia
    nineteenth century and an interesting document of regional history 135 Johnson s Georgia and Alabama New York Johnson Browning 1860 17 x 24 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition With vignettes of Tuscaloosa Observatory and Rice Mill on Savannah River An attractive map of Alabama and Georgia from A J Johnson s atlas issued just at the start of the Civil War Johnson who published out of New York City was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century producing popular atlases geographies and so on This finely detailed map is an good example of Johnson s work Townships towns roads rail lines rivers and lakes are shown throughout Of particular note is the extensive road and rail network in the states that would be come so important in the forthcoming conflict The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document 175 Johnson s Georgia and Alabama New York Johnson Ward 1862 17 x 24 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition With vignettes of Tuscaloosa Observatory and Rice Mill on Savannah River Another example of Johnson s fine map 175 Johnson s Georgia and Alabama New York Johnson Ward 1864 15 1 2 x 22 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition A slightly reduced map of Georgia and Alabama from the Johnson atlas of four years later This map lacks the two vignettes of the earlier edition but the information is just as comprehensive 150 County Map of Georgia and Alabama Philadelphia S 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

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  • Antique Maps Of Hawaii
    island nation in 1898 and became a U S territory in 1900 This map shows Hawaii just after it was annexed and so it would have been of considerable interest to the Rand McNally Co audience This firm is one of only two surviving large map companies from the nineteenth century the other being the Cram Company and it has a very long history in portraying America in maps The map is up to date and detailed and its quality and precision harkens more to the maps of forthcoming century than to those of the old 90 Hawaii From Rand McNally Company s Indexed Atlas of the World Chicago Rand McNally Co ca 1910 18 3 4 x 25 3 4 Color cerograph Very good condition An early twentieth century map from the Rand McNally Co firm out of Chicago a company that would shift the center of cartographic publishing from the east coast to the mid west Typical of the firm s work this map has very good detail precisely and neatly exhibited Topographic and social information counties roads and many more details are neatly illustrated Also of note all four railroad lines in the state are indicated in

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