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  • Antique Maps Of Nevada
    trans continental railroad 140 W H Gamble County Map of Utah and Nevada Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell Jr 1876 11 1 4 x 13 3 4 Lithography by W H Gamble Original hand color Bottom margin trimmed to edge of decorative border Else very good condition Another updated version of Mitchell s map this one just a few years after the completion of the trans continental railroad clearly shown running through the northern part of this region This led to an increase in settlement and development in the region as is shown in the significant increase in settlement and roads on this map compared to the Mitchell map of just a few years before 140 County and Township Map of Utah and Nevada From Mitchell s New General Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1880 14 1 4 x 21 5 8 Hand color Very good condition A new map of Utah and Nevada from the S Augustus Mitchell firm of Philadelphia Rich in detail with much topographical information the map also shows development of the plat system of surveying just beginning in the new states west of the Mississippi River Oddly the map does not include all of the southern portion of Nevada below the 37th parallel Prior to appearance of San Juan County 95 County and Township Map of Utah and Nevada Philadelphia S A Mitchell 1881 14 x 22 Engraving Original hand color 95 Nevada Chicago George Cram 1883 12 x 9 5 8 Chromolithograph With outline hand color Decorative border 65 Nevada Chicago George Cram ca 1883 12 x 9 1 2 Chromolithograph with Roop county 65 W M Bradley County and Township Map of Utah and Nevada W M Bradley Bros 1884 14 1 2 x 22 1 2 Hand color Very good condition An updated

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  • Antique Maps Of New Hampshire
    Some minor discoloring from oxidation Otherwise very good condition A finely engraved map issued by Thomas G Bradford a Boston map publisher The map shows New Hampshire in the third decade of the nineteenth century depicting the terrain of the state with considerable detail including rivers towns counties and some sense of the Presidential Range of the White Mountains The maps by Bradford are fine examples of the developing American cartographic industry and are among the scarcest of state maps 275 Thomas G Bradford New Hampshire From Samuel G Goodrich s A General Atlas of the World Boston C D Strong 1841 14 1 8 x 11 3 8 Engraving by G W Boynton Original hand color with some minor splotching from oxidation Full margins Very good condition Samuel Goodrich s version of the Bradford map first issued in 1838 275 Henry S Tanner New Hampshire Vermont From Tanner s Universal Atlas Philadelphia H S Tanner 1839 13 7 8 x 11 1 4 Engraving Full original hand coloring Very good condition A detailed map of New Hampshire and Vermont 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 The maps were later purchased by S Augustus Mitchell and then Thomas Cowperthwait Co but it is these early Tanner editions which are the rarest and most important Each county is indicated with a contrasting pastel shade and the states are cris crossed with roads canals and railroads Population charts of the counties of both states and their major county are shown at the right This is a very fine example of early American cartography at its best 225 Joseph Meyer Neueste Karte von New Hampshire und Vermont 1846 Hildburghhausen J Meyer 1845 14 3 4 x 11 5 8 Engraving Original hand color Minor spotting throughout Otherwise very good condition An unusual map from J Meyer s Handatlas The maps from this atlas are based on Henry Tanner s maps which were issued a few years before Tanner s maps focused on the transportation network of the states depicted including roads railroads and canals and the Meyer derivatives follow them in this emphasis The topographical information is nicely presented showing towns rivers political boundaries etc The Meyer versions issued in Germany extended the influence of these excellent maps

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  • Antique Maps Of New Jersey
    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 is their version of the map reduced from Thomas Gordon s excellent 1828 map which first appeared in the H S Tanner atlas of earlier in the century 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 infrastructure was extremely important at this period of increased immigration and travel This information is clearly depicted here including rail lines steamboat routes canals and roads A series of tables gives distances between cities by stage and another table gives population information The detail is very clearly and precisely rendered and with the warm hand coloring this is a most interesting and attractive map of the state 275 Map of the City of Newark New York Charles Magnus ca 1855 6 1 4 x 8 5 8 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate Original hand color Full margins with folded letter sheet Very good condition Magnus is probably best known for his production of birds eye views of cities in the U S and Canada though his firm also produced some quite informative maps at the time of the Civil War as well This is a nicely detailed map of Newark New Jersey not long after 1853 as the population of that year is indicated as 48 000 From the time period indicated by the population figure this would appear to be a fairly early effort from the Magnus firm A fine and attractive example of mid nineteenth century lithography 175 New Jersey New York J H Colton Co 1856 16 x 13 Lithograph Full original hand coloring Scattered light spots Else very good condition A Colton map of New Jersey from the mid 1850s showing the development of the transportation network in New Jersey and the surrounding region 175 G Morgan Hopkins Topographical map of the State of New Jersey together with the vicinities of New York and Philadelphia and with most of the state of Delaware from the State Geological Survey and the U S Coast Survey and from surveys by G Morgan Hopkins civil engineer Philadelphia H G Bond 1860 Original hand color Decorative grapevine border Separately issued varnished wall map mounted to original canvas backing with original wood rollers Various light patches in varnish as to be expected Otherwise very good condition Snyder J P Mapping of New Jersey p 105 An impressive and wonderfully detailed wall map of New Jersey published just before the start of the Civil War In 1854 William Kitchell was hired as State Geologist and he immediately commenced work to produce a large topographical wall map of the state Work on the map was suspended two years later due to state financial problems and Kitchell was dismissed from his job However he was determined to complete this map Kitchell lobbied the state for four years to allow him to publish the map privately which the state eventually allowed him to do in 1860 The result is one of the most important maps of New Jersey ever made The breadth and scope of this map is amazing This map not only depicts the Garden State in great detail but it also includes the adjacent areas of Delaware Bay parts of New York Southeastern Pennsylvania and Delaware The map contains many inset maps and vignettes of the following cities and towns Paterson Belvidere Rahway Morristown Jersey City and Hoboken Orange Elizabeth New Brunswick Camden Bordentown Trenton Newark Salem Burlington Beverly Newton and Mount Holly New Brunswick Newark the Delaware Water Gap Paterson Trenton and Camden Also depicted is a meteorological map of the state and a Time Dial where one could immediately calculate the time in any part of the state Only a few known examples of this map can be found in the collections of Chester Public Library Princeton University University of Massachusetts Amherst New York State Library and the Fairleigh Dickinson University Library Overall a landmark in the mapping of the State of New Jersey 6 000 A J Johnson Johnson s New Jersey New York Johnson Browning 1861 15 1 4 x 12 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A detailed map of the state of New Jersey as it appeared at the beginning 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 the counties which 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 C B Colton New Jersey New York G W C B Colton 1868 23 3 8 x 16 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A large late nineteenth century map of New Jersey by the Colton firm From the mid nineteenth century on the lead in American map publishing swung from Philadelphia to New York and the firm of Joseph Hutchins Colton played a large role in this shift This map exhibits the typical care with which the Colton firm produced their maps Each county is presented clearly with its major towns indicated neighboring provinces are marked by contrasting colors A very good example of nineteenth century American cartography 185 J A Anderson Map of the Rail Roads of New Jersey and parts of Adjoining States 1870 Copyrighted in New Jersey in 1869 1870

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  • Antique Maps Of New Mexico
    interest is the small section entitled Middle Park which is shown as part of Utah but which is currently part of Colorado the western part of which is shown as part of Kansas Territory Overall a terrific and up to date map of the western United States 650 Territories of New Mexico and Utah New York J H Colton 1857 1858 Fourth state 12 1 2 x 15 1 2 Lithograph Full original hand color Very good condition Brown 3 Wheat 832 An early example of J H Colton s important map of the American Southwest With the American victory in the Mexican War 1846 48 the United States gained a huge amount of land to the west of the Louisiana Territory In 1850 the territory gained outside of California was divided into two territories Utah to the north the home of the Mormans and New Mexico to the south This was one of the first maps to show this region and this early version of Colton s map which went through at least 12 states until 1863 shows the original configuration of the two territories The map is copious in its detail with forts Indian tribes counties mountains rivers lakes all clearly depicted This information is impressively accurate being based on the various explorations in the area The routes of a number of these explorers are shown including those of Frà mont Stansbury Kearney and Gunnison the latter noting that Capt Gunnison Killed by Indians Also indicated are the Cimarron Route from Ft Leaveworth to Santa Fe the Spanish route from Santa Fe to Los Angeles the Oregon Route and the different proposed routes for the transcontinental railroad This map is interesting in showing Colorado then mostly part of the Kansas Territory just before the Gold Rush of 1858 1861 Over the next 8 years this region would undergo tremendous changes documented well in Colton s series of maps of which this is the third state differentiated from the previous state by the name Chihuahua replacing Mexico in the bottom right 350 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 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 Gray s Atlas Map of New Mexico and Arizona Philadelphia O W Gray 1874 11 1 2 x 14 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition An interesting map of these two southwestern territories both admitted as states in 1912 Arizona had been split off from the original larger New Mexico territory in 1863 and this map shows the region as it was beginning to develop

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  • Antique Maps Of New York
    map has considerable topographical and political information of the state including indications of canals and railroads An inset map of Long Island is places at bottom center and an interesting bird s eye view of Niagara Falls graces the top left corner The whole is attractively hand colored in pastel shades and it is easy to see that this would have been a popular decorative map for visitors or residents of New York 450 Colton s Railroad Township Map of the State of New York with Parts of the Adjoining States Canada New York G W C B Colton 1856 Lithograph Original hand color Printed on banknote paper and folded into original buckram folder Some old ink notation in map in Pennsylvania Otherwise fine condition In the United States during the nineteenth century separately issued maps were published for the use of wagon and carriage drivers railroad passengers and steamboat voyagers in a new and rapidly developing country The roughed conditions of travel insured much destruction of these little documents which were sold at inns and stations and called Traveler s Companion or Stranger s Guide or Railroad Maps They were often updated sometimes an undetermined number of times within a single year because demand for the best information was startlingly real Thus by their very nature they fulfill the primary role of published cartography These are maps of great historic significance for the history of the United States for they were the maps actually used during the nation s great expansion They were made for lasting wear since the publishers used high grade paper often bank note paper and they were folded into leather and buckram covers They appear to have brighter hand coloring than most other maps issued at the same time ostensibly to aid in reading under adverse circumstances Everything about them the ornamental borders the fine calligraphy the depth of engraving or lithography and even the way they dramatically fold out present one of the best and most important graphic pictures of early America that remains to us The detail on this fine separately issued map is precise copious and clearly rendered Shown are roads rail lines canals some topography rivers lakes towns counties and almost any other feature that might be of interest to a map reader Scarce decorative and of considerable historic note this is a fine document of New York State from a century past 475 New York New York J H Colton 1856 12 3 4 x 15 5 8 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 Colton publishing firm played a large role in this shift This map of New York with its fine detail is a strong example of their successful work The map presents the counties with contrasting pastel shades and includes depictions of towns roads railroads rivers and some topography Each feature is labeled neatly and the information

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  • Antique Maps Of Ohio
    early maps of the states and territories of the United States This map of Ohio shows the state at a relatively early stage in its history The extensive development of the state by 1827 with many counties settlements and roads is graphically pictured along with the considerable growth caused by the opening of the Erie Canal in 1825 The text gives the history climate and other information on the state including a listing of the governors so far A terrific visual and textural picture of Ohio 550 Ohio Philadelphia A Finley 1827 From A New General Atlas 11 1 4 x 8 1 2 Engraving by Young Delleker Original hand coloring Full margins Fine condition 250 S A Mitchell Map of the States of Ohio Indiana and Illinois with the settled parts of Michigan Includes southern part of Wisconsin plus four added insets Philadelphia 1836 Copyright 1834 Engraving by J H Young hand colored Full decorated margins 17 1 2 x 22 sheet Folding map on bank note paper One expertly repaired hole at the intersection of two folds near Peoria IL A dramatic map illustrating the growth of the American Midwest as development was burgeoning Detailed insets include vicinities of Detroit Cincinnati Louisville Falls of Ohio and Lead Region East of the Mississippi River The map accounts for roads railroads and steamboat routes Here is a product of the best mapmakers of their times in America A very beautiful and important cartographic achievement as the United States developed in the 1830s at an astonishing rate 850 Henry S Tanner A New Map of Ohio with its Canals Roads Distances From Universal Atlas Philadelphia H S Tanner 1841 14 x 11 1 2 Engraving Original hand color Some spotting in margins and image Overall fine condition A crisp detailed map by the great American cartographer Henry Schenck Tanner The success of his important but large American Atlas led Tanner to produce a more manageably sized atlas the Universal Atlas 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 The maps were later purchased by S Augustus Mitchell and then Thomas Cowperthwait Co but it is these early Tanner editions which are the rarest and most important This map of Ohio is typical of Tanner s excellent output Of interest is the depiction of the burgeoning transportation network with the canals roads and railroads particularly noted At the top is a list of the steam boat routes in the state while at the bottom is a profile of the Ohio Canal running from Portsmouth to Cleveland Also included is an inset map of downtown Cincinnati 275 Henry S Tanner A New Map of Ohio with its Canals Roads Distances From Universal Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1849 14 x 11 1 2 Lithograph transfer from engraved plate Original hand coloring Full margins Very good condition

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  • Antique Maps Of Oklahoma
    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 Indian Territory 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 These cards are a delight containing informative maps as well as wonderful scenes of the area mapped 65 Oklahoma and Indian Ters Probably George Cram Co Chicago 1890 10 1 4 x 13 Color cerograph Trimed to neatline at bottom edge Light spot in lower left corner near scale of miles Else very good condition 125 Indian Territory Philadelphia Wm M Bradley Bro 1894 12 3 8 x 17 Lithograph Original hand color Trimmed within decorative border at bottom else very good condition The Indian Territory was formed as a result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 when lands west of the Mississippi were set aside for the Indian Tribes forced to relocate from east of the Mississippi River By 1856 these lands had been reduced to the present borders of Oklahoma After the Civil War the government forced the tribes into new treaties gaining back some of the land for the government and allowing railroads to cross the territory the Missouri Pacific and Atlantic Pacific lines are shown on this map This resulted in a substantial area in the central part of the state in theory not connected to any tribe and owned by the U S government This region of unassigned lands popularly called Oklahoma was finally opened to whites in 1889 resulting in the great land rush of that year From then on the lands set aside for the Indians were shrunk until 1907 when Oklahoma entered the Union as the 46th state 125 Oklahoma and Indian Territory From New General Atlas of the World Chicago Rand McNally Co 1899 9 x 11 3 8 Cerograph with full original color Very good condition A map showing the last configuration of the American Indian

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  • Antique Maps Of Oregon
    dated map retitled A New Map of the State of California and with more information provided on the counties of the territories and state This is a fascinating and historical important map one of the first to show the new political situation in the west after the Compromise of 1850 875 Johnson and Ward Johnson s Washington Oregon and Idaho 1864 13 5 8 x 15 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition An updated version of the above map by Johnson and Ward showing new political boundaries Whereas the 1863 edition of Johnson s map showed the newly created Idaho Territory which came on the heels of the newly formed Washington Territory this map illustrates new divisions with the introduction of the Montana and Dakota Territories The middle and northern sections of Idaho s present eastern boundary approximate what is shown on this map but the south eastern section extends to the 110th meridian apparently until Wyoming came along Interestingly the eastern boundary lines to the north are credited to the influence of one man Sidney Edgerton an Ohio congressman who relocated to the Idaho Territory for a judicial appointment Originally the Idaho legislature had proposed that the eastern border follow the Continental Divide Feeling jilted with his placement in the north of the Territory east of the Rockies Edgerton exercised his influence in Washington and allied with his neighbors in Montana to push the state line westward from the Rocky Mountains to the ridgeline formed by the Coeur d Alene and Bitterroot Mountains 225 Oregon Washington General Land Office 1866 16 1 2 x 22 Lithograph by Major Knapp Original outline color Small break and missing surface at one fold corner Otherwise very good condition Wheat 1154 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 By mid century the GLO had completed most of the surveys for the lands between the Appalachians and the Mississippi and so focused most of its attention to the American west for the rest of the century The GLO published mostly state maps which were

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