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  • Working sea charts
    and Staten Island 1 200 Under the direction of F R Hassler and A D Bache Set of three separately issued charts of Long Island Sound western part middle part eastern part Washington U S Coast Survey 1855 corrected to 1878 80 Each ca 24 1 2 x 35 Engravings With some spots light staining and creases but overall very good condition With stamp of Michael Rupp Co Chronometer Makers Ref P J Guthorn United States Coastal Charts 1783 1861 Pp 65f Three extremely detailed U S Coastal Survey charts which when lined up delineate the entire Long Island Sound from Block Island to the East River and including the waterways around Manhattan They present the finest depiction of Long Island Sound available in the late nineteenth century 3 600 Under the direction of F R Hassler Eastern Part of Long Island Sound Washington U S Coast Survey 1855 corrected to 1880 24 1 2 x 34 1 2 Engraving With some surface blemishes and pencil notations and 9 inch repaired tear Overall very good condition With stamp of Michael Rupp Co Chronometer Makers A U S Coastal Survey chart of the eastern part of Long Island Sound one part of the three sheet set cf above 850 New York Entrance Washington U S Coast Survey 1875 corrected to 1884 Separately issued U S coastal chart 31 1 4 x 38 1 2 Lithograph Some manuscript navigational marks Otherwise excellent condition A highly detailed chart showing the entrance to New York Harbor another good example of the output of the U S Coast Survey This separately issued chart shows the approach to the Verrazzano Narrows with the New Jersey coast in the lower left Staten Island in the upper left and the southwestern tip of Long Island including Coney Island in the upper right The chart was intended for use for navigation price 50 cents and it contains all navigational information necessary for a ship s captain Soundings and other navigational details are precisely depicted throughout the map Also included are sailing directions and tables on tides currents and lighthouses It is particularly interesting for the precise and highly detailed information of the interior of the coasts shown with fields roads building and topography clearly delineated 1 200 F M Thorn Delaware Entrance Washington U S Coast Survey 1887 30 x 42 sheet Engraving by F Dankworth and O A Lawson Full margins with some slight wear and soiling at edges Separately issued price 50 cents per sheet Very good condition An extremely detailed chart of the Delaware Bay showing Cape May Rehoboth and Cape Henlopen First issued by F M Thorn Superintendent of the United Coastal Survey in 1885 this separately issued chart was updated in 1887 The map contains descriptive notes sailing directions and information on tides currents soundings and magnetic variations Inland survey information is given on each side of the bay and river for some distance showing towns creeks roads fields and much other detail As

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  • Antique Railroad Maps of America
    the Canals and Rail Roads of the United States comprehending Notices of all the Works of Internal Improvement Throughout the Several States New York Tanner Disturnell 1840 Octavo Frontispiece map i viii 9 273 Plus two folding diagrams Original embossed blue green cloth with gold stamped spine title With some light water staining With some water stains and foxing in interior but still overall good Ref Sabin 94316 Howes T 26 Another version of Tanner s Description of the Canals and Rail Roads of the United States issued in 1840 This version is on slightly smaller paper It includes two profile diagrams of major canals and railroads but lacks the two folding maps that appeared in the larger version cf above 950 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 of Texas is shown and platted while Nebraska and Kansas are platted along their eastern borders and Indian Territory future Oklahoma and Dacotah have no platting shown From eastern Maine to the 94th Meridian i e the western edges of Minnesota Iowa Missouri Arkansas and Louisiana are completely platted Throughout the United States the counties are colored towns and cities labeled and roads and railroads drawn with distances noted between points In order not to recognize the legitimacy of the Confederate States of America each is shown in the same manner as the Northern or Union states The only indication that the American Civil War was in progress is a printed notice that Gideon Wells Secretary of the Navy has ordered this map and wishes to acquire a quote on lots of 100 maps of the Mississippi River for use by the squadron The map legend contains some interesting statements about the map trade of the times The publisher claims to show every man s house from St Louis to New Orleans an impossible accomplishment which he fails to do J T Lloyd also warns his public not to purchase wood engraved maps by another Lloyd who is copying his and making errors for instance confusing Corinth Mississippi by naming it Farmington J T Lloyd had publishing centers in both New York and London and was a prolific printer of maps depicting

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  • Antique Geological Maps
    as understood in 1875 275 Charles H Hitchcock Gray s Geological Map of the United States Philadelphia O W Gray Son 1881 16 x 26 1 2 Lithograph Bright original color Very good condition A dramatic geological map drawn by Dr Charles H Hitchcock a professor of geology at Dartmouth College Beautifully colored the map shows nine different geological classifications 150 Pennsylvania County Maps Maps from Second Geological Survey of Pennsylvania Harrisburg 1878 84 Octavo 7 3 4 x 9 1 2 Chromolithographs by Julius Bien and printed by Lane S Hart State Printer Colorful and informative maps of single Pennsylvania counties The boundaries and the townships within are nicely set off with contrasting shades applied by lithography The maps have fine detail and are neatly exhibited Topographical information such as towns rivers railroads and elevations are all depicted as well as color coded to the geological formations of each Dates of surveys and work of individual cartographers and geologists are noted on many Aesthetically and cartographically fascinating maps All maps are 30 Armstrong Beaver Lawrence Butler Cambria Clarion Clearfield Clinton Forest Fulton Illustrated at left Greene Indiana Jefferson Mercer Perry Illustrated at left Pike Potter Somerset Tioga Union and Snyder Warren Illustrated at left Washington Wayne Wyoming Maps from Grand Atlas County Geological Maps Photolithographed on stone by Julius Bien and printed by Lane S Hart State Printer Harrisburg 1885 Large folio Some with repaired tears or chips in margins none affecting image Colorful and informative maps of single Pennsylvania counties The boundaries and the townships within are nicely set off with contrasting shades applied by lithography The maps have fine detail and are neatly exhibited Topographical information such as towns rivers railroads and elevations are all depicted as well as color coded to the geological formations of each

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  • Comparative Views
    century America to be found anywhere This interesting image shows two geological sections of the US Northern at 41 North Latitude and Southern at 35 North Latitude 65 After Henry S Tanner Lengths of the Principal Rivers in the World Heights of the Principal Mountains in the World From New Universal Atlas Philadelphia S Augustus Mitchell 1851 13 x 16 Lithographic transfer from engraved plate by F Humphrys Full original hand color Decorative border Paper time toned a few spots else very good condition A strong finely crafted comparative view drawn by important American cartographer H S Tanner In 1846 S Augustus Mitchell founder of one of the leading U S cartographic firms of the period purchased Tanner s plates and came out with his own edition of the Universal Atlas This chart from his atlas represents the best available American geographic knowledge of the time 150 J H Colton Mountains Rivers From Atlas of the World Illustrating Physical Railroad Geography New York J H Colton 1855 17 3 4 x 25 1 4 Lithograph with highlight color Decorative border Narrow margin at bottom as issued Narrow stain at center fold Else very good condition 125 Alexander Keith Johnston From his Physical Atlas of Natural Phenomena Edinburgh and London William Blackwood Sons 1856 Ca 19 1 2 x 23 1 2 Engravings Original hand color Very good condition A group of fascinating images from an unusual atlas its focus is neither political nor historical but on the geographic distributions throughout the world of such objects of scientific endeavor as species mineral deposits occurrence of disease volcanic activity climactic variation et al Each study is meticulously detailed and attractively depicted Mid nineteenth century examples of British cartography and scientific observation and interpretation combined Pl 1 The Geological Structure of the Globe According to Ami Boué with Corrections and Additions to 1855 With a chart of The Principal Mountains of the Globe arranged according to Geographical Longitude with elevations above the Level of the Sea 145 Pl 18 Distribution of Heat over the Globe With charts of Isothermal and Isabnormal Mean Temperature 75 Pl 20 Hyetographic or Rain Map of the World with a Special Map of the Temperature and Rain Fall of India Inset of India at top right 75 Pl 22 Map of Lines of Equal Polarization in the Atmosphere Constructed by Sir David Brewster KHDCL FRS VPRS Edinr From Four Years Observations 55 Pl 23 Terrestrial Magnetism by Colonel Edward Sabine RA VPRS 75 Pl 24 Map of the Geographical Distribution of the most Important Plants Yielding Food Including the Cuiltivated Grains and other Cultivated and Wild Bread Plants with indications of the Principal Fruits Laid down in Connection with Climatical Conditions for Keith Johnston s Physical Atlas by Arthur Henfrey F R S F L S c With charts by hemisphere as well as by country in Europe 95 Pl 27 Geographical Division Distribution of Carnivora Carnivorous Animals From the Latest Authorities With charts Perpendicular Distribution of the

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  • Illusions, Delusions, and Confusions: Mythical Geography in Antique Maps
    non existent kings Geographic myths populated most areas of the world and the history of exploration is filled with expeditions in search of chimeras that existed only on the map There were many reasons for the creation of these myths Delusions many of the non existent cartographic features came from beliefs with no real evidential basis deriving from folk tales legends lies and hypotheses Illusions some myths were derived from the mis perception of evidence A cloud on the horizon might be seen as an island or a native village perceived as a large rich city Confusions other geographic myths were the result of evidence being jumbled or misinterpreted A cartographer might misplace a lake from one region to another or an explorer might see a bay as a long sought for strait Once on the map geographic myths were very hard to get rid of As Henry R Wagner said There is nothing that has such an air of verisimilitude as a map Failure to find one of these non existent places or first hand evidence that one of them was non existent would not always lead to their banishment from the map They would often simply be moved to another place or the evidence would be ignored Some of these myths lasted for over a century despite evidence of their imaginary nature Whatever their source or longevity these geographical myths had a profound impact on the history of exploration and the story of discovery cannot be told without an understanding of these cartographic features In this section of our web site we describe some of our favorite geographical myths and list some maps from our inventory which illustrate these Anyone who has questions suggestions or information about these or other geographic myths is encouraged to contact us on

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  • MAP AND GLOBE RELATED PRINTS
    Very good condition Another Mercator sectional title page this for the German region 150 Le Theatre Du Monde ou Nouvel Atlas Mis en lumiere par Guillaume Jean Blaeu La Seconde Partie de la Seconde Sectional title page from the Blaeu Nouvel Atlas Amsterdam Jean Blaeu 1650 16 1 4 x 9 7 8 Engraving Superb original hand color with gold leaf highlights Excellent condition Title pages were produced by Jean Blaeu a member of the most famous and respected cartographic firms of all time The firm located in Amsterdam was founded by Willem Blaeu 1571 1638 Willem studied astronomy and sciences with Tycho Brahe and in 1599 established a globe and instrument making business which soon expanded to include cartographic and geographic publishing This firm was to go on to become the largest and most important cartographic publishing firms in the world It was later run by Willem s sons Cornelis until his death in 1642 and Jean The work of the Blaeu firm of Amsterdam is known for its fine engraving coloring and design and their has been called the highest expression of Dutch cartographical art These title pages are superb evidence of the justness of that claim 575 Atlas Amsterdam Frederick de Wit ca 1680 Engraving 17 1 2 x 10 Original hand color Very good condition A handsome title page from Frederick de Wit s atlas of about 1680 De Wit followed in the footsteps of his Dutch predecessors Blaeu Jansson and Hondius in producing some highly decorative and finely crafted atlases This title page shows Atlas the Titan standing at the North Pole holding up the heavens The globe shows Europe Asia and Africa and contains an early depiction of Australia 750 Arcano Del Mare Title page from Robert Dudley s sea atlas Florence 1661 Engraving 18 x 13 Very good condition A primarily textural title page from Robert Dudley s rare sea atlas Includes a depiction of the constellation Ursa Minor with the Northern Star at tip of its tail 550 Table des Cartes etc Du Sr Sanson Contenues Dans ce Volume Amsterdam P Mortier ca 1700 20 1 2 x 16 7 8 Superb original hand color Excellent condition A fine example of the title page used by Pierre Mortier for his Atlas Nouveau The central panel where the table of contents would have been pasted is surrounded by allegorical scenes To the left is Atlas shown supporting the world above which is figured Jupiter while Jupiter is shown in a vignette behind On the right is a female figure standing with a bookcase and globe probably representing Athena as Goddess of Wisdom At the bottom is a particularly interesting scene of geographers studying in a library One of the most decorative title pages here in superb original color 850 Atlas Moderne ou Collection de Cartes Sur toutes les parties du Globe Terrestre Title page for Jean Janvier s atlas Paris Latree Thomas 1762 Drawn by Mounet Engraving by Prevost With some wear and

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  • Atlases and books with maps at The Philadelphia Print Shop
    atlases have been destroyed making complete examples from the nineteenth century or earlier increasingly difficult to obtain Therefore we are pleased to be able to offer a good selection of atlases on our web site The name Atlas was first used by Gerard Mercator in 1585 to honour the Titan Atlas King of Mauritania a learned philosopher mathematician and astronomer Such was Mercator s influence that thereafter atlas is the term we use for such publications The first printed atlas Claudius Ptolemy s Geographia appeared in 1477 in Bologna This work contained maps based on second century geography but it still reflected the most up to date mapping of the world available to Europeans in the fifteenth century As the sixteenth century unfolded maps based on modern geographic knowledge began to appear with increasing frequency and some of these were gathered into collections which were bound together forming the first atlases of modern maps However it was left to the pioneering Flemish map colorist seller and publisher Abraham Ortelius to produce what we today call a modern world atlas This was the seminal Theatrum Orbis Terrarum first published in 1570 Soon other atlases appeared and by the early seventeenth century

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  • MAP RELATED GIFTS
    for only 30 extra for a total of 120 plus 14 00 shipping within US Map Ties 100 silk map ties 40 each Click on image to see close up of fabric Map tie 1 Nautical Map tie 2 Celestial Map tie 3 W Hemisphere Map tie 4 Africa Map tie 5 Nile Valley Map tie 6 Constantinople Map tie 7 Ireland Map tie 8 Armillary Sphere Map tie 9

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