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  • Antique Maps Of Maryland and the District of Columbia
    It also shows George Washington s Mount Vernon An excellent early American map 375 Jean Alexandre C Buchon after Carey Lea Maryland Paris J Carez 1825 11 x 18 1 2 map 17 1 2 x 24 1 2 full sheet Engraved map with letterpress Light original color Full margins Some soft creases Very good condition Three years after Carey Lea issued their important American Atlas cf above Jean Buchon issued a revised French edition of the atlas Atlas Geographique des deux Ameriques Following the earlier format with maps surrounded by the text Buchon s maps are fascinating Franco American documents presenting a comprehensive statement of the French understanding of what was still considered the New World The maps have excellent detail and the text is filled with information on the climate economy topography government and so forth This map of Maryland is a fine example from the atlas 375 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 City maps by S Augustus Mitchell Jr Philadelphia S A Mitchell Jr Lithographs Full original hand coloring Full margins Very good to excellent condition Though sharing the position with New York Philadelphia was still one of the leading American cartographic publishing centers of the latter part of the nineteenth century The dominant Philadelphia firm during this period was that founded by Samuel Augustus Mitchell and continued by his son Their atlases are known for detailed maps and attractive decorative borders These maps show the central parts of Baltimore and the City of Washington as opposed to the ten miles square District of Columbia The maps provide an excellent detailed view of each city at this time Fascinating and decorative maps from the time of the Civil War and just after Plan of Baltimore 1867 9 3 8 x 11 90 Plan of Baltimore 1872 9 3 8 x 11 90 G W

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  • Antique Maps of Massachusetts
    network An inset in the lower left gives a detailed plan of Boston 325 Massachusetts and Rhode Island Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1849 11 1 2 x 15 1 4 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Very good condition With an inset of Boston 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 This map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island is a good example of this work Topographical information including towns rivers roads canals and railroads is profuse and clearly shown and the counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors A statistical table about the states is included as is an inset map of Boston It is obvious from the quality and attractive appearance of this map why Mitchell s firm became so important 275 Massachusetts and Rhode Island New York J H Colton 1856 12 3 4 x 15 3 4 Lithograph from engraved plate Original hand coloring Very good condition With inset of Boston In the mid nineteenth century the center of map publishing in America moved from Philadelphia to New York The Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift This map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island with its fine detail is a strong example of their successful work Not only is it informative with it s depictions of towns roads and railroads but it is also decorative The counties are depicted in subtle pastel shades and the entire map is surrounded by a decorative Victorian border 165 G W C B Colton Colton s Boston and Adjacent Cities New York G W C B Colton 1856 14 x 11 1 4 Lithograph Full original hand coloring Full margins Smudge in bottom margin else very good condition This map of Boston with its fine detail is another strong example of Colton s work The map presents the area of downtown Boston today with an inset showing the great area in contrasting pastel shades The major mode of transportation was the new and vibrant railroad system that was growing at the time An attractive map as well as a worthwhile historical document 375 Map of Massachusetts and Rhode Island Philadelphia Charles Desilver 1857 11 1 2 x 15 1 4 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition With inset of Boston Charles Desilver one of the many publishers working in Philadelphia during the mid nineteenth century issued an atlas of maps based on the famous Tanner Mitchell Cowperthwait series Desilver used much the same information as originally drawn in the 1840s but updated the maps with new counties roads towns and especially the transportation network of roads and railroads always the focus of the maps from this series This map is typical of the rather

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  • Antique Maps Of Michigan
    Map of Michigan and Wisconsin Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1860 10 3 4 x 13 3 8 Lithograph Bright original hand color Very good condition The first of a series of attractive maps of the two parallel states by Philadelphia publisher S Augustus Mitchell Jr Typical of his maps the detail is clearly presented with special attention paid to the roads and railroads in these important mid west states Surrounded by a decorative border and with bright original color 150 W H Gamble County Map of Michigan and Wisconsin Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1863 11 1 2 x 13 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition The second version of Mitchell s map of Michigan and Wisconsin cf above It appears that Mitchell felt that the scale was too small on the former version for the states are shown increased in scale by about one third Mitchell did this by showing less of the surrounding region but also by having the states cross over his decorative border With the larger size the copious detail is easier to read 125 Johnson s Michigan and Wisconsin New York Johnson Ward ca 1865 17 3 8 x 24 Lithograph Original hand color Faint waterstain in bottom margin Otherwise very good condition A detailed early map of Wisconsin and Michigan by A J Johnson 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 and thus early American cartography Towns roads and other signs of progressing settlement are indicated The clear presentation of cartographic information and the warm hand coloring make this an attractive as well as interesting historical document 175 Sketch of the Public Surveys in Michigan Washington General Land Office 1866 20 3 4 x 20 1 2 Lithograph by Bowen Co Original outline color Some slight separation and wear on vertical fold Else 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

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  • Antique Maps Of Minnesota
    decorative border Else very good condition S Augustus Mitchell Jr of Philadelphia was one of the largest map publishers of the middle of the nineteenth century The firm was founded by his father who from the middle of the nineteenth century issued atlases and maps of all parts of the world in all formats The Mitchell atlases contained up to date maps which were as attractive as they were accurate This is a fine example of the Mitchell firm s output Interestingly this map shows one inconsistency with Rock County labeled as Pipestone and vice versa Both counties were founded in May of 1857 This error seems to have begun in an earlier published map of the state by Colton 65 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 roads and railroads Indian reservations and much else An excellent item This particular example of the map which was issued over a number of years was sold by D D Merrill Randall Co of St Paul Their advertisement pasted into the front cover gives a date of June 1 1869 and has the note that the map could be Sent by mail post paid on receipt of 1 25 625 The Central States West of Mississippi River 1877 10 5 8 x 8 7 8 Lithograph Original color Very good condition Illustrates North Dakota South Dakota Nebraska Kansas Minnesota Iowa and Missouri 40 Minnesota From Gaskell s Atlas of the World Chicago Unknown 1887 12 1 8 x 9 5 8 Engraving A colorful map with full borders Very good condition Towns railroads topography and more are all clearly presented on this detailed map Counties shown in contrasting pastel shades Inset showing the tip of Cook County Missouri on reverse 40 Minnesota 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

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  • Antique Maps Of Missouri
    of Missouri cf above 375 H N Burroughs Map of Missouri From A New Universal Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1847 14 1 2 x 11 3 4 Lithograph transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Time toning at margins Very good condition A fine Missouri map by S Augustus Mitchell issued 26 years after statehood 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 This early map of Missouri 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 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 225 Map of the State of Missouri Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1850 13 x 15 7 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Very good condition A strong and beautifully crafted map of Missouri 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 Topographical information is copiously presented but it is the settlement and development of the state that is particularly interesting This is a period when Missouri was beginning to grow rapidly and the cities and small towns are shown clearly Also of interest is the road system that is depicted crisscrossing the state in increasing complexity The counties are shaded with contrasting pastel colors giving the map an attractive appearance A fine early American cartographic document of the state 275 Missouri New York J H Colton Co 1856 12 3 4 x 15 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition From the mid nineteenth century on the lead in American map publishing swung from Philadelphia to New York The firm of J H Colton and its successors played a large role in this shift producing accurate and up to date maps that had a wide distribution This striking map of Missouri is an excellent example of the company s fine work It shows the entire state broken into counties These political boundaries are nicely set off with contrasting pastel shades applied with hand watercolor Detail includes cities roads railroads rivers and other features of interest Included in the upper right is an inset map of the southeastern tip of the state 150 Missouri Philadelphia Charles Desilver 1856 13 x 16 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition With decorative border Charles Desilver one of the many publishers working in Philadelphia during the mid nineteenth century issued an atlas

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  • Antique Maps Of Mississippi
    for its excellent detail on the transportation nexus in the states and here roads with distances along them canals and one railroad from Jackson to the Mississippi River are clearly presented At left is a table of distances along the steam boat routes in the state A fine early map of the state 225 Thomas Cowperthwait Co A New Map of Mississippi with its Roads Distances Philadelphia Thomas Cowperthwait Co 1853 14 x 11 3 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Full original hand color Full margins Very good condition A strong beautifully crafted map of Mississippi 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 Mississippi 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 This information is clearly depicted including rail lines canals and roads A table at the left lists the steamboat routes from Natchez to both New Orleans and Pittsburgh A fascinating Mississippi document from mid century 175 Charles Desilver A New Map of Mississippi with its Roads Distances Philadelphia Charles Desilver 1856 14 x 11 3 8 Full original hand color Very good condition Another version of the above map of Mississippi but with a nice decorative border In 1853 Charles DeSilver of the DeSilver family which had been in publishing since 1802 joined the Cowpertwait firm to form Cowperthwait DeSilver and Butler Later in 1854 the three went separate ways This map is one published by DeSilver s company based on the map originally made by Mitchell but updated with the most current information available 175 J H Colton Mississippi New York J H Colton Co 1856 15 1 2 x 12 3 4 Full original hand color Excellent 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 Mississippi 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 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 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

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  • Antique Maps Of Montana
    the mistaken depiction of two lakes Jackson s Lake and Lake Riddle which were actually the same lake Explorers came upon Lake Riddle which had already been named and thought it was an undiscovered lake They renamed it Jackson s Lake Cartographers had to assume that there were two lakes and thus the error on Johnson s map Very early image of this area with Dakota undivided into counties and Montana having only two counties Mining sites are shown in both Idaho and Montana 250 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 development of this region picturing towns forts roads and trails Of particular interest is the depiction of the railroads which are indicated sometimes following the early routes of explorers also shown on the map The Union Pacific Railroad completed just the year before this map was published is shown running through Nebraska to Cheyenne and then west while the two railroads into Denver one to Cheyenne to meet the Union Pacific and one directly east to Kansas City both completed just the year this map was issued are both shown This is a fine map of the classic Wild West of popular lore 250 Frank A Gray Gray s Idaho Montana and Wyoming Philadelphia O W Gray Son 1879 12 x 14 3 4 Lithograph Original color Very good condition A nicely detailed and early map of the northwestern part of the United States by the Philadelphia firm of O W Gray The firm began its publishing around mid century and published regional and U S atlases up to the 1880s first as O W Gray and then O W Gray Son This map is typical of their work presenting the latest information available with clear and precise detail The three territories are shown as they were originally set up in 1868 they would not be admitted as states for another decade Detail includes topography rivers settlements Indian tribes and even the early

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  • Antique Maps Of Nebraska
    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 A J Johnson Johnson s Iowa and Nebraska New York Johnson Ward 1870 17 x 22 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Separations along center fold at edges Otherwise very good condition Though the copyright date is still listed as 1864 this map clearly shows greater settlement and westward movement than the edition published in that year By 1870 settlement had extended west along the Missouri border to towns like Council Bluffs and Omaha In the northwestern counties around Iowa s lake region are still sparsely populated 150 County Township Map of the States of Kansas and Nebraska Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1874 14 1 8 x 21 3 8 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A Mitchell map of the two states as they were configured shortly after statehood and the completion of the transcontinental railroad Kansas through which the Pacific Railroad ran was highly developed at this point as can been clearly seen here The Pacific R R is shown as is the Atchison Topeka Sante Fe R R and a few others in the state bringing considerable growth of towns roads and so forth Nebraska shows the Union Pacific Railroad passing through but development is considerably less limited mostly to the east and south of the Platte River An excellent early picture of these two plains states 150 County Township Map Of The

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