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  • Antique Maps of the Civil War
    to publish it through the Civil War years and through to 1885 Many issues contained a double page such as this one illustrating flags of the world The 1863 issue was one of the few which illustrated the flag of the Confederate States of America top of bottom right quadrant at a time when the Northern States did not recognize the Southern confederacy Indeed publishing sympathetic writings or pictures could be treasonous thus a warning that this government was so called is added to the description Perhaps this phrase saved the publisher from a charge of sedition but it also showed how Confederate warships and especially raiders were on the minds of the Northern public The other flags reflect developments in various parts of the World 225 Set of five maps of Atlanta Campaign U S Army Corps of Engineers Map s Illustrating the Military Operations of the Atlanta Campaign 1864 Compiled by the authority of the Hon the Secretary of War in the office of the Chief of Engineers U S A New York U S A American Photo Lithographic Co 1874 1877 Set of five maps Original outline color Minor staining along folds and slight chipping in the margins Otherwise very good condition except as noted Ref Stephensen 131 Each of these large maps provides excellent detail of the topography transportation routes troop positioning and town names of the region that served as the theatre for the dramatic events of the Atlanta campaign Importantly the maps provide an illustration of these central components of Confederate infrastructure which were the primary motivation to take Atlanta for the Union leadership The extended strategic movements of the Federal and Confederate forces beginning in May of 1864 and ending with the occupation of Atlanta in September of that year are clearly marked throughout the maps These maps produced from the official government documents are important historic artifacts of this decisive period in the Civil War Map I This map embraces the region extending from the Tennessee River to the Oostanaula River and exhibits the works of the United States and Confederate forces 1875 34 x 19 1 2 With ca 10 repaired tear at top Map II This map includes the region from Resaca on the North to Ackworth on the south and exhibits the work of the United States and Confederate forces 1877 27 x 24 1 4 Map III This map includes the region extending from Rome Kingston Cassville on the north to include Dallas and Marietta on the south and the exhibits the works of the United States and Confederate forces 1876 21 3 4 x 30 1 2 Map IV Embracing the region from Pine Lost and Kennesaw Mountains south to include Atlanta and its environs exhibiting the lines of operations at Pine Lost and Kennesaw Mts at Smyrna camp ground along the Chattahoochie River and in the investment of Atlanta 1874 23 3 4 x 25 1 4 Map V This map includes the region from the

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  • Maps from Rapin's History of England
    time he published the first of fifteen volumes of his translation of Rapin s History of England He was later Chaplain to Greenwich Hospital The maps listed represent battles that took place during the War of Spanish Succession 1701 1713 concluded by the Treaties of Utrecht The war resulted from a dispute over who should inherit Spain and its possessions after its Habsburg rulers became extinct in 1700 The last Habsburg king of Spain Charles II d 1700 had left the throne to his closest relative in female line Philippe de France duke of Anjou grandson of Louis XIV Felipe V of Spain The closest relatives in male line the Habsburgs of Austria disputed this claim and many European nations did not want to see French princes reigning over both kingdoms The Utrecht treaties recognized Felipe V of Spain but transferred the Spanish possessions in the Netherlands and Italy to Austria and to Savoy To reach the goal of separating the crowns of France and Spain the treaties required Felipe V to relinquish all claims to the French throne and the remaining French princes to relinquish all claims to the Spanish throne Maps are 125 unless noted otherwise BELGIUM Aeth Aeth a Strong Frontier Town in Brabant taken by the Duke of Marlborough in 1706 Menin Menin a Very Strong Town in the Earldom of Flanders Taken by the Allies in the 1706 and retaken by the French in 1744 Namur The City of Namur with the Castle and other Fortifications FRANCE Aire Plan of the city of Aire and of Fort St Francis with a view of St Venant Aire a very Strong City and Castle in the Low Countries in the Earldom of Artois taken by the Allies in 1710 but restored to the French by the Treaty

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  • Separately issued maps
    in the New World a family visiting relatives across the country a businessman on a trip to seek new markets or anyone else traveling by horse coach canal or rail would have carried one or more of these separately issued maps These maps were instrumental in the history of those places they show Besides their historic import these separately issued maps were also usually the most up to date maps of their time Whereas absolutely current information was usually not crucial for an atlas map which in many cases would be used well after its date of publication a separately issued map had to be as current and accurate as possible as these were the maps that people used for immediate practical purposes One often finds that a map in one year of an atlas is the same as that map from the previous year despite changes that might have occurred in the place shown In contrast most separately issued maps were changed each issue to show new information The scarcity historic import and current detail of separately issued maps make them among the most desirable for map collectors We have grouped these separately issued maps into different categories as follows Wall maps From the sixteenth century maps have been made to be hung on the walls of offices public buildings schools etc These maps are usually large they were usually attached to rollers at the top and bottom for hanging and they often were varnished to protect them from wear smoke and bugs Go to page on wall maps 18th century saddlebag maps It became common in the eighteenth century to produce folding maps that could fit into a pocket pouch or saddlebag These so called saddlebag maps were made by dissecting the map into smaller sections mounting the sections on linen with small gaps between then folding the map into a compact bundle Saddlebag maps were usually made from maps that also appeared in atlases but these folding examples would have been the copies of those maps that were used in the field Go to page on saddlebag maps Mail coach era road maps The improvement of roads and carriages by the second half of the eighteenth century led to the so called mail coach era between 1780 and 1850 The increased number of travelers on the roads of Europe many in postal coaches spurred the development of folding road maps focusing on the transportation network Postal routes stops distances along routes and much other travel related information was provided on these highly detailed maps which were usually produced in the same format as the earlier saddlebag maps Go to page on road maps of the mail coach era 19th century travel maps Linen backed folding maps continued to be made into the nineteenth century but early in the century a format of smaller folding maps was developed specifically for travelers These were made using thin but high grade banknote paper that could be folded without too much

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  • 18th century saddle bag maps
    would have been the copies of those maps that were used in the field These are of particular interest both because they are maps that were used as opposed to simply sitting on a bookshelf in a library and because they are much rarer than the typical atlas map Samuel Holland The Provinces of New York and New Jersey with part of Pensilvania and the Governments of Trois Rivieres and Montreal London R Sayer T Jefferys 1775 Separately issued saddle bag map dissected into 16 sections newly backed onto buckram and folded into modern hand made carry case 54 x 21 1 4 Original outline hand color Paper age toned and with a few chips and stains Overall very good condition Stevens Tree 44b An unusual elongated map by Capt Samuel Holland the first Surveyor General for the Northern District of British North America It shows from the entrance of the Delaware Bay to Quebec with special emphasis on eastern Pennsylvania New Jersey and both sides of the Hudson River up Lake Champlain and then up the Richelieu River to the Saint Lawrance Holland was a Dutch military engineer in the British army and a fine draftsman he was appointed

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  • Mail Coach Era Road Maps
    Some minor wear but overall very good condition With original slip case A large scale map of the southern part of England showing each town village church hall country home woods city ancient sites and all the roads crisscrossing this rich and varied landscape Extending from the southern coast to as far north as Cambridge and Stratford and from Ramsgate to the mouth of the Severn the map covers the most prosperous parts of England with enough detail to have been a map that a traveler could easily have used to journey 525 Charles Smith Smith s New Map of England and Wales with Part of Scotland London C Smith 1827 Separately issued folding map dissected into 42 sections and mounted onto linen 44 3 4 x 27 Engraving Original hand color Some slight surface smudging Very good condition In original paper slip case with circular label Some wear and separations at edges of case but generally very good A very large and detailed transportation map by Charles Smith Engraver and Map Seller Extraordinary to H R H the Prince of Wales The focus of this map is best explained by the subtitle Including the Turnpike and principal Cross Roads the Course of the Rivers Navigable Canals The Cities Market Towns and most considerable Villages pointing out the distances from London to every principal Town likewise the distance from one Market Town to another 525 Robert Seaton New Map of England Wales London J C Walker c 1830 Separately issued map dissected into 40 sections and mounted on linen 48 7 8 x 37 1 2 Lithograph Original hand color Buckram end papers with buckram slipcase Scattered light spots else very good condition With stipple engraved and etched vignette portraits and views in margins An attractive crisply detailed map of England Wales at the second quarter of the nineteenth century Though the extensive railroad and postal road systems illustrate a forward thinking economy the portrait vignettes surrounding the map demonstrate a proud national heritage of artists philosophers scientists and military leaders On the eve of Queen Victoria s reign Great Britain was a nation of growth prosperity and international stature A growing empire abroad and an industrial revolution at home combined to produce a proud nation that would reach its zenith during the nineteenth century As hydrographer to the king Robert Seaton skillfully communicates his nation s status with this elegant and precise map 575 New Post Map Of Central Europe London James Gardner 1827 additions to 1835 Separately issued folding map dissected into 25 sections and mounted on linen 25 x 38 1 4 Engraving Original hand color Very good condition With original flapped traveling case An excellent postal map of Central Europe best described by its extended title as Exhibiting the Great and Secondary Routes with the various Stations where Relays obtained showing also the Distance Between Each According to the Measure Used In The Respective Countries The whole forming a Complete Posting Companion for the Continental Tourist

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  • Antique, folding travel maps
    map into several sections which were then mounted onto linen or some other cloth with a small gap between the sections so they could be folded together without wear While linen backed folding maps continue to appear into the twentieth century a new type of folding map was developed in the early nineteenth century These maps were printed onto banknote paper which is tough yet thin so it could be folded without as much wear These maps could be folded significantly smaller than the linen backed maps and when they were protected with leather or cloth covers they became very practical cartographic documents easy for the traveler to take with them and use on the road With the great increase in all means of transportation during the nineteenth century these folding travel maps were published for the use of horse riders wagon drivers railroad passengers and steamboat voyageurs They were sold at map shops general goods stores inns and rail and steamboat stations to a huge population on the move Often called Traveler s Companions or Stranger s Guides these maps are similar to today s automobile folding road maps These maps generally had brighter hand coloring than atlas maps in order to aid in reading them under adverse circumstances These maps usually focused on the travel nexus of roads railroads and steamboat routes and they often displayed information on schedules distances and included inset maps of cities or smaller regions Sometimes the maps were issued with text pages containing historical or useful travel information Typically these maps would have been folded and refolded handled over and over and stuffed into a pocket or bag This and the roughed conditions of travel during the nineteenth century insured much wear and frequently the destruction of these documents Thus some wear stains

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  • Antique wall maps
    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 1860 wall maps of Philadelphia and vicinity Separately issued wall maps published in Philadelphia by C K Stone A Pomeroy 1860 Lithographed maps mounted on linen hand colored and varnished Oxidation to varnish so map surface has light brown patina but clean and attractive and in good condition except as noted In 1860 C K Stone A Pomeroy issued a number of large wall maps of Philadelphia and region The maps all showed Philadelphia but they varied in terms of what parts of the surrounding areas were shown each with a slightly different focus and in what inset maps were included Each map though has amazing detail with towns roads mills and much other information including the names of specific landowners The maps were intended for practical use for public and governmental purposes and they offer not only an impressive graphic display but also a detailed and fascinating snap shot of the Delaware Valley just before the Civil War Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia 65 x 63 A few small punctures at top and light water stain in map of Philadelphia but otherwise very good condition Original rollers attached 1 400 Area shown Philadelphia and western suburbs with parts of southern New Jersey Including 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 Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia 65 x 63 Original rollers attached 1 400 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 Map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia 65 x 63 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 Original rollers attached 1 400 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 H F Walling Topographical Map of the State of Pennsylvania Drawn from Actual Surveys by H F Walling New York Smith Palmer Co 1862 63 x 71 Lithograph Original hand color Several small losses professionally repaired and conserved Slight misalignment along center seam Otherwise very good condition A wonderfully informative wall map by H F Walling Made during the Civil War the state of Pennsylvania is handsomely depicted and is surrounded by inserts of all of the state s major cities at the time Philadelphia Pittsburgh Lancaster Reading Scranton Harrisburg Erie Pottsville Wilkesbarre Honesdale Montrose Carbondale Pittston The entire United States depicted as united even during the war is also illustrated in the lower left which includes a table of distances between cities Numerous other charts are also shown including both a climatological and topographical map a time table and a population chart A fascinating and beautiful map from a tumultuous time 3 600 James T Lloyd Lloyd s New Map of the United States The Canada and New Brunswick Showing Every Railroad Station Finished to June 1863 and the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts From the United States Superintendent s Official Report of the Coast Survey by order of Congress Inset of South Florida New York J T Lloyd 1863 Lithograph hand colored 36 1 4 x 49 1 2 neat lines plus margins A key provides symbols for railroads completed turnpikes and wagon roads state capitals cities and towns and village post offices Two shipping agents and their routes are drawn out of New York City but nowhere else A wall map with original molding and spindle Conserved with new linen backing Some age browning but as very good as they get The map shows from the entire East Coast to the Great Plains In the West two thirds

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  • Political Case Maps
    information of the locale of that event Most atlas maps were standard references that did not reflect specific events so these often did not provide the information sought by those interested in those events Magazines and newspapers would include relevant maps in their reporting but these were usually crude hastily made maps that did not satisfy many readers Map publishers therefore issued special maps that focused on the locales involved containing as accurate contemporary and complete information as could be desired by those following the events in question These maps were often issued in a folding format for ease of use and carrying and because this offered the most protection for a separately issued map Political maps of the United States Political maps of the Americas Political maps of Europe Political maps of Africa Political maps of Asia Go to section on other types of separately issued maps The World upon a Globular Projection and with a Gazetteer of Information Boston Ottawa New York The Home Educator Company 1907 32 1 2 x 38 Large folding map the oval map on a scale of 655 miles per inch printed in color and surrounded by general information especially about the United

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