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  • Antique Maps of Japan at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    border is used as well as a stronger palette of color 125 China and Japan Philadelphia W M Bradley Bro 1883 16 3 8 x 23 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Otherwise very good condition A neatly detailed map from the Philadelphia publishing firm of William M Bradley Bros While Philadelphia was no longer the main center of cartographic publishing in North America by the late nineteenth century many fine maps were still produced there as is evidenced by this map Topography political information towns and physical features are all presented precisely and clearly 125 Japan From Black s General Atlas of The World Edinburgh A C Black 1884 15 1 4 x 12 1 4 Chromolithograph Very good condition One of a series of precisely detailed maps of the world from one of the leading British mapmaking firms of the second half of the nineteenth century Adam and Charles Black issued atlases from the 1840s through the 80s keeping their maps as current as possible These handsome maps are good examples of their output 100 Japan Chicago G F Cram Co 1900 12 x 11 Colored cerograph Very good condition A detailed map of Japan from the beginning of the twentieth century The George Cram Company was an engraving and publishing firm from Chicago In the mid nineteenth century the center of cartographic publishing was New York City but in the 1880s this began to shift towards Chicago with the advent of the Rand McNally and Cram firms These firms were noted for their efficient output of precise maps filled with useful and up to date political and cultural information and details on roads towns railroads and so forth 65 Japan with insets Outline Map of Japan Ezo and Chishima Ryukyu Islands South Extension of Osumi Province and

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  • Antique Maps Of The East Indies
    of the World Quarters Empires Kingdoms States etc with Appropriate Tables London 1806 8 5 8 x 11 Engraving Original hand color Very good condition A typically detailed and neat British map of the East Indies English maps of the time are known for their neat and detailed style Of course the British were also leaders in exploration and this map shows great detail of all the islands and waterways With the hand color and precise engraving the map is decorative as well as historically interesting 185 Mathew Carey The Islands of the East Indies with the Channels between India China New Holland Philadelphia M Carey 1814 8 1 2 x 11 Engraving Original outline color Full margins Excellent condition An interesting and attractive map of the East Indies that was drawn engraved printed and hand colored in Philadelphia The map was published by Mathew Carey in 1814 and was from Carey s General Atlas which represented the best American cartographic work of the period Carey an Irish immigrant established the first American specialized cartographic publishing firm He set up an elaborate cottage system of craftsmen for engraving printing and coloring his maps utilizing the best independent artists directed to a common end Carey is important then not only for the excellent maps he produced but for his setting the pattern for American map publishing to be followed by the likes of John Melish and Henry S Tanner This map of the East Indies is typical of Carey s output It contains copious detail presented in a clear manner Towns rivers political divisions and some topography is displayed This is a fine example of American cartography at the beginning of the nineteenth century 185 Colton s East Indies New York G W C B Colton Co 1866 12 5 8

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  • Antique Maps Of Turkey
    map shows Turkey in two parts in Europe and in Asia which was the political situation near the beginning of the nineteenth century as known at the time The text below presents the history physical description and important dates indicated on the map itself An excellent visual and verbal history of the country 150 Maps by Anthony Finley From A New General Atlas Philadelphia A Finley 1825 8 1 2 x 11 1 8 Engravings by Young Delleker Full original color Fine condition Early in the nineteenth century Anthony Finley was a great popularizer of maps out of Philadelphia and one of the leading cartographic publishers in America His copper engraved maps are noted for their crisp appearance and interesting detail These maps of Turkey at an interesting period of her history are typical of his work Towns rivers mountains and political divisions are indicated and the bright color makes these maps as attractive as they are informative Turkey in Asia 45 Asia Minor and the Adjacent Countries 40 J Dower Turkey in Asia From A New General Atlas of the World London Henry Teesdale Co 1842 13 1 4 x 16 1 4 Engraving by J Dower Original outline color Very good condition A handsome map of Turkey by British cartographer J Dower Though other countries including the United States had by then developed cartographic industries of considerable quality British map publishers were still the best in the world This map is typical of their output with clear and precise engraving depicting copious up to date information Towns rivers roads political boundaries and topography are shown from throughout The hand coloring beautifully applied makes this map as handsome as it is interesting 145 Thomas G Bradford Caucasian Countries and Turkey in Asia From A Comprehensive Atlas Boston J H

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  • Antique Maps Of Australia
    H Colton Co 1855 13 x 15 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition A nice example of American cartography Information of the coast is good with some inland details given in the southeast but little of other parts of the interior 175 Johnson s Australia New York Johnson Ward 1864 13 1 4 x 15 1 4 Lithography Full original hand color A few spots from impurities in the paper Overall very good condition An attractive map of Australia from A J Johnson s mid nineteenth century atlas of the world The Johnson firm out of New York City went through several manifestations and was one of the leading cartographic publishers in the latter half of the century producing a large corpus of popular atlases This finely detailed map is an good example of Johnson s and thus early American cartography 165 Frank A Gray Gray s New Map of Australia Philadelphia O W Gray Son 1878 13 1 2 x 16 3 4 Lithograph Original hand color Very good condition The increased detail especially of the interior of this American map copyrighted in 1878 shows how much was learned of the continent compared to the maps from the preceding decades cf above Topographical features abound and many towns cities and small settlements are indicated 100 J Bartholomew Australia From Black s General Atlas of The World Edinburgh A C Black 1884 Lithograph Original color Very good condition From a series of precisely detailed maps of the world from one of the leading British mapmaking firms of the second half of the nineteenth century Adam and Charles Black issued atlases from the 1840s through the 80s keeping their maps as current as possible This handsome map is a good example of their output 125 Tunison s Australia

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  • Antique Maps Of New Zealand
    of Australia is clearly delineated with the coastline nearly drawn and descriptions of the land as seen from the sea given Settlement was sparse and hugging the coast as well documented here New Zealand is also shown with good detail and the many islands in for instance the Spice Islands Solomons and New Hebrides are accurately shown 375 Small German engravings of New Zealand from the 1820s Each 45 Australien

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  • Antique Celestial Maps at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    edition Sept 1822 7 x 9 Engraving Hand color Full margins Very good condition A print of several constellations from a handsome series of engraved celestial maps with attractive hand coloring These sky charts were drawn by Alexander Jamieson stated on the title page to be Author of a Grammar of Logic Intellectual Philosophy Rhetoric Polite Literature c Jamieson s maps were based primarily on the work of Johann Elert Bode though Jamieson is insistent that his maps are improved from Bode s The charts contain primarily depictions of stars visible to the naked eye with the constellations drawn in for clarity Most maps include a few major constellations featured in the image the hand color emphasizing their designs Other constellations are shown in outline but without color The maps are beautifully done and the atlas earned the honor of being allowed to be dedicated to King George IV 250 Go to page with listing of other Jamieson celestial maps Samuel Leigh Hercules and Corona Borealis From Urania s Mirror or a View of the Heavens London S Leigh 1823 Engraved chart mounted on card with tissue backing Original hand color 7 3 4 x 5 3 8 Very good condition Ref Peter Whitfield The Mapping of the Heavens pp 112 13 A charming and ingenious series of celestial charts showing the constellations as known in the early nineteenth century The constellations are each depicted with a delightful zodiac vignette image the stars also noted and the entire card is highlighted with bright hand color What is of particular interest and novelty though is the fact that the major stars are also indicated with a pierced hole in the card letting the star locations shine through when the card is held to a light Besides the many standard figures of the zodiac which had long been used for mnemonic devices many current figures that are no long used are shown such as a printing press and an aerostatique balloon Unusual and most attractive 350 Go to page with listing of other Leigh celestial charts Elijah H Burritt From Atlas Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens Hartford F J Huntington 1835 Engravings Original hand color Good to very good condition with blemishes as noted Pl VI Northern Circumpolar Map for each Month of the Year Light scattered spots and short archivally repaired tears one just into neat line 195 Pl VIII A Celestial Planisphere or Map of the Heavens Ecellent condition 350 Pl VIII A Celestial Planisphere or Map of the Heavens Second copy Stain along center fold from binding hinge Separation at top and bottom of fold and short marginal tear all archivally repaired Printer s wrinkles 225 Asa Smith pl 25 Visible Heavens From April 18th to July 21st From Der Bau des Himmels oder anschaulichste Darstellung des Weltsystems in Bildern Für Schulen und für Freunde der Astronomie Schwäbisch Hall Germany ca 1850 Lithographs by Halder Cronberger Stuttgart Ca 9 3 4 x 8 Very good condition

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  • Original Images of the French and Indian War
    were wounded while the Indian force described by Bouquet as numbering about 400 but by the Indians as about a quarter of that lost between 30 and 50 The Indians were driven from the field and Bouquet marched on to rescue Fort Pitt This battle off in the wilds of western Pennsylvania had an important impact on the course of American history for it ended any hope the Indians in western Pennsylvania had of preserving their lands it also opened up the entire region to more and more British settlement This was in effect the beginning of the flood of colonists from their original settlements on the East Coast across the Allegheny Mountains and into the mid west 2 800 Magazine maps views By the middle of the eighteenth century a number of monthly magazines were being published in London These magazines informed their readers on a variety of subjects including natural history topography sports and of course current affairs The British public was fascinated by the events of the war with France and so there was great demand for up to date information especially related to the American theater of battle The British magazines met this demand with articles and illustrations which they rushed into print as soon as the details became available to them The following maps appeared in contemporary magazines published in London between 1758 and 1762 These are among the most current illustrations of the events of the French Indian War which are available to us today Emanuel Bowen A New Chart of the Vast Atlantic Ocean Exhibiting The seat of War both in Europe and America From London Magazine London November 1755 Second state 12 x 16 3 4 Engraving by Emanuel Bowen Very good condition Jolly Lond 98 The publication of this map which was first issued in 1740 was prompted by the beginning of the Seven Years War of which the French Indian War was the name of the American portion of the conflict This war pitted the European powers against each other on the continent in the Atlantic in the West Indies and on the North American continent This map depicts all these areas and so would have been an excellent general map to use to follow the events as the war progressed 350 A Map of the Island of Orleans with the Environs of Quebec From Gentlemen s Magazine October 1759 4 1 4 x 7 1 4 Engraving Very good condition Another map of Quebec this one issued within a month of the surrender of Quebec It shows city and its environs including the Island of Orleans As news of the great British triumph arrived in London this map would have been studied with great interest by the readers of Gentleman s Magazine 225 A Plan of the Seat of War at and near Quebec with the Line of Battle From Grand Magazine of Magazines London T Kinnersly October 1759 Engraving by J Gibson 4 1 2 x 7 1

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  • Antique Maps of the American Revolution
    the mapping of the coasts of present day eastern Canada The resulting atlas The Atlantic Neptune was called by A P Loring the first great marine atlas of the eastern seaboard Loring quotes Obadiah Rich who called it the most splendid collection of charts plans and views ever published This is an excellent example of the maps from this important atlas It is a chart of the Delaware River to as far as Philadelphia in two panels As stated on the chart it was Composed and Published for the use of Pilotage by J F W DesBarres Esqr so the focus of detail is on the nature of the river itself The coastline mouths of creeks shoals and sand bars and soundings are shown with careful precision and rhumb lines are used to help with navigation of a ship up this relatively narrow river Inland information is sparse because it is limited to that which was visible sight from navigable waters An occasional higher elevation is shown and a basic town plans for New Castle Chester and Philadelphia are present Conventional symbols for swamps and waterways are shown for as much as a few miles inland in places In the inset map showing from Chester to Philadelphia shows the situation of the British ships off Philadelphia in mid November 1777 7 500 From Marshall s Life of George Washington Two of ten maps prepared for John Marshall s Life of George Washington which was published in French Dutch and German as well as English in the first decade of the nineteenth century The first American printings were in 1804 07 Long the standard biography a separately issued atlas provided the best maps of the campaigns of the American Revolution then being issued Plan of the Investment and Attack of York

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