Explore the latest additions to RareCharts' inventory. Our focus this week is on a rare manuscript colonial-era map of Cedar Island, Georgia. Dating to 1786, this pen and ink plat of an island in the Oconee River is signed by Thomas Harris McCall, then Surveyor-General of Georgia.

You can also explore a large and rare 1799 map of the Caribbean Island of St. Croix showing the cotton plantations operating at the end of the 18th century. The author of this map is Peter Lotharius Oxholm (1753-1827), a planter and slave owner who served as the Governor-General of the Danish West Indies from 1815 until 1816.

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7907Maps of Sebring Florida The City of Health and Happiness. 1920.DetailsSebring Board of Trade1920
Maps and Views of Sebring Florida
Sebring Board of Trade
$350.00Sebring-Board-of-TradeMaps-and-Views-of-Sebring-FloridaIn 1920, just nine years after George E. Sebring acquired over 9,000 acres in the Florida Highlands to establish a new town, the Sebring Board of Trade published this substantial promotional pamphlet titled "Sebring, Florida. The City of Health and Happiness." By the time this brochure was circulated, Sebring's population had grown to around 3,000 residents. The historic downtown area of Sebring, which still reflects its 1920s origins, has been recognized as a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places, acknowledging its significance and the enduring legacy of George E. Sebring's vision for the city. <br><br> The pamphlet is packed with text and photographs showcasing nearly every beneficial aspect of life in Sebring. The back cover features a bird's-eye view of the town encircling Lake Jackson, with "Twelve miles of velvet asphalt boulevard surrounding the Twilight Trail." Inside the front cover, another bird's-eye view depicts a fountain nestled among lush trees and meticulously landscaped formal gardens, described as "Sebring's beautiful little park around which the town revolves." <br><br> Within the pages, readers will find a map of peninsular Florida highlighting the area around Sebring, accompanied by a table displaying distances to various locations within the state. The pamphlet culminates with a pictorial map of the region immediately surrounding Sebring, illustrating the town's layout with the central park as its focal point, encircled by vast orange groves that stretch out into the surrounding countryside. <br><br>
7893Lithograph of Lido di Jesolo beach near, Venice Italy. 1958.DetailsOberbacher, Hans1958
Lido di Jesolo beach near Venice Italy
Oberbacher, Hans
$255.00Oberbacher--HansLido-di-Jesolo-beach-near-Venice-ItalyFine birds-eye view, "Lido di Jesolo", with Venice, Italy at the left. By Hans Oberbacher. 1958. <br><br> Lido di Jesolo, a popular seaside resort town, is situated within the metropolitan city of Venice, Italy. It is well known for its long sandy beach and vibrant nightlife, and it serves as a popular tourist destination, especially during the summer months. Lido di Jesolo is situated on the Adriatic coast close to Venice, making it a convenient location for visitors looking to enjoy both the beach and the historic city of Venice. <br><br> The region surrounding Jesolo has been featured in cartographic works dating back to the 14th century or earlier, crafted by renowned cartographers such as Pietro Vesconte, Fra Mauro, Benedetto Bordone, and Vincenzo Maria Coronelli, among others. These prior charts provide insight into the development of the Venetian Lagoon over time. <br><br> Jesolo has a history that dates back to ancient Roman times when it was known as Equilium, meaning "city of horses." The area was largely abandoned during the Middle Ages due to the decline of the Roman Empire and encroachment of the surrounding marshlands. <br><br> During the era of the Republic of Venice, which lasted from the 8th to the 18th century, the Venetians began to drain and reclaim the land for agriculture and fishing. The first settlements were established in the 19th century, and the town was renamed Cavazuccherina. <br><br> The opening of the first beach resort in 1911 marked the beginning of tourism in Lido di Jesolo. However, it was not until the post-World War II period that the town experienced a significant boom in tourism. During the 1950s and 1960s, rapid development and urbanization transformed Lido di Jesolo into one of the most popular seaside resorts in Italy.
7903Plat Royal Park Palm Beach Florida The Millionaires Playground. 1913.DetailsGreen, Lewis Henry1913
Early Plat of Royal Park Palm Beach Florida
Green, Lewis Henry
$450.00Green--Lewis-HenryEarly-Plat-of-Royal-Park-Palm-Beach-FloridaBrochure (9" x 8") with a detailed plat of the Royal Park addition in Palm Beach, Florida. The Royal Park addition was one of the earliest planned developments in Palm Beach, Florida, developed starting around 1908, three years before Palm Beach was incorporated, in 1911. Royal Park was developed by Elisha Newton "Cap" Dimick, Palm Beach's first mayor, and early developers who had previously worked on the development of the Palm Beach Inn (later known as The Breakers hotel). <br><br> Dimick and his business partners marketed Royal Park as an exclusive residential community, featuring large lots, ocean to lake access, and Mediterranean Revival style architecture. In 1913, Lewis Henry Green, a wealthy Mexican-born real estate agent and investor from California, started working for the Royal Park subdivision in Palm Beach, Florida. He employed a game plan of splashy advertising, auctions, and prize giveaways for buyers. Green's dubbing of Royal Park as "the Millionaire's Playground" sparked significant interest in the development. <br><br> Tours of the "playground" were handled by W.E. Watson, a businessman who helped promote the project with two 24-seat vehicles that made the rounds. Green offered prizes daily at afternoon auctions held three days a week on Royal Palm Way, opposite the new bridge. At the first auction, 600 to 800 people attended, buying lots at around $375 each. <br><br> Royal Park sold out by 1917. Completed and settled a year later with eclectic bungalows, gabled Victorians, and front-porch cottages, the subdivision's burgeoning prominence would shift the town's center southward, paving the way for the 1920s dawn of Worth Avenue.
7898Japanese language pictorial view of San Francisco. 1984.DetailsPort of San Francisco1984
Port of San Francisco The Orient starts from here
Port of San Francisco
$300.00Port-of-San-FranciscoPort-of-San-Francisco-The-Orient-starts-from-herePictorial advertising poster for the Port of San Francisco, California. <br><br> Japanese text at the top of the image reads "サンフランシスコの港 東洋はここからはじまる" which translates to "Port of San Francisco - The Orient starts from here". <br><br> The depicts view San Francisco as a gateway or starting point to the East/Orient from the perspective of the United States, but in a stylized, somewhat fantastical way. The port and various ships are prominently featured, emphasizing San Francisco's role as a major port city connecting the U.S. to Asia. <br><br> The map includes various landmarks and geographic features of the San Francisco Bay Area, such as the Golden Gate Bridge, downtown San Francisco skyscrapers, boats in the bay, and the hilly terrain. However, the proportions and layouts are not geographically accurate. <br><br> Interestingly, the hills and mountains are rendered in a colorful, undulating style reminiscent of Japanese ukiyo-e landscape prints. This gives the map a unique artistic interpretation blending American and Japanese aesthetics. The whimsical, simplified style seems designed to engage and orient viewers while capturing the general character of the Bay Area. <br><br> Published by the Port of San Francisco in 1984. Artists' signature at bottom right is either Waggoner or Waffoner.
7899Pictorial Advertising Map of Greenville Avenue Dallas TexasDetailsGreenville Avenue Area Business Association1992
Pictorial Advertising Map of Greenville Avenue Dallas Texas
Greenville Avenue Area Business Association
$300.00Greenville-Avenue-Area-Business-AssociationPictorial-Advertising-Map-of-Greenville-Avenue-Dallas-TexasLarge advertising poster of Upper Greenville Avenue, a vibrant neighborhood located in east Dallas, Texas, known for its diverse restaurants, lively entertainment scene, and walkable streets. Situated along Greenville Avenue, the area is home to a wide variety of dining options, ranging from casual eateries to upscale restaurants, as well as live music venues, bars, and pubs. <br><br> The neighborhood is surrounded by residential areas, primarily composed of single-family homes and apartments. Upper Greenville also features a mix of local boutiques, vintage stores, and specialty shops, catering to various tastes and interests. The area hosts several annual events, such as the Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade and Block Party, which attracts thousands of visitors. <br><br> Copyright 1992-1993 Landmark Adventures.
7900Unix Takes Manhattan Advertising Map PosterDetailsEmerald Technologies1989
Unix Takes Manhattan Advertising Map Poster
Emerald Technologies
$300.00Emerald-TechnologiesUnix-Takes-Manhattan-Advertising-Map-PosterInteresting 1989 ca. pictorial map handout poster promoting the Unix operating system for a Manhattan trade fair. Published by Emerald Technologies. Similar in conception to the numerous Silicon Valley advertising poster calendars but here with a focus on the applications of Unix by Manhattan area firms: Dow Jones & Co, Saloman Brothers, Shearson Lehman, Morgan Stanley, the New York Times, etc. <br><br> Single-sheet handout produced by Emerald Technologies for the System 3XExpos in New York and Toronto ca. 1989. Text and image advertising for Emerald Technologies on the verso.
7897Pictorial advertising map Singapore by Jean-Louis Rheault. 1990.DetailsRheault, Jean-Louis1990
Pictorial advertising map of Singapore
Rheault, Jean-Louis
$350.00Rheault--Jean-LouisPictorial-advertising-map-of-SingaporeSmall pictorial advertising map of Singapore, emphasizing its muti-ethnic composition. Drawn by Jean-Louis Rheault. Copyright 1990. Singapore City Character Print produced by Descartes (Singapore), Tampines Street 93. <br><br> The map is filled with advertisements for local business, notable Singapore locations and facts about the city and its history including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Singapore is the world's third largest oil refining center after Amsterdam and Houston.</li> <li>October is the time of the pilgrimage to Kusu (turtle) island.</li> <li>In the old days, Singapore River was home to Bugis traders and pirates from the Celebes who lived their entire lives on boats.</li> <li>According to legend Sang Nila Utama, Prince of Palembang named Singa Pura, Sanskrit for Lion City.</li> <li>Mandarin, Malay, Tamil, and English are Singapore's four official languages.</li> <li>Just prior to the Japanese invasion Singapore was known as the "Gibraltar of the East."</li> <li>General Yamashita invaded Singapore on Feb 2, 1952. The city was renamed Syonan.</li> </ul> </div>
7887Mannevillette's Reduced Map of the Bay of Bengal. 1775.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Malacca Strait Bay of Bengal, from the Isle of Ceylon Gulf of Siam
Mannevillette, d'Apres
$495.00Mannevillette--d-ApresMalacca-Strait-Bay-of-Bengal--from-the-Isle-of-Ceylon-Gulf-of-SiamA fine 18th-century nautical chart of the Bay of Bengal ."Carte Reduite du Golfe de Bengale, depuis L'Isle De Ceylan jusqu'au Golfe De Siam, avec la partie Septentrionale du Detroit De Malac". Produced by Jean-Baptiste Nicolas Denis d'Après de Mannevillette (1707-1780). <br><br> It depicts the Bay of Bengal region, extending from Ceylon (present-day Sri Lanka) to the Gulf of Siam (now known as the Gulf of Thailand), and include the northern part of the Strait of Malacca. <br><br> <div style="text-align: center;font-size:105%;"> <i>Professional hand coloring for this chart is available at a very modest fee.</i> </div>
7876Pictorial Historical Map of New Zealand from circa 1940.DetailsPaterson, Alan Stuart1940
Pictorial Historical Map of New Zealand
Paterson, Alan Stuart
$335.00Paterson--Alan-StuartPictorial-Historical-Map-of-New-ZealandScarce cartoonish pictorial map of New Zealand ca. 1940 primarily focused on historical events related to white settlers, but with a lighthearted, comical touch. Apparently scarce; only three examples found in WorldCat, all in New Zealand institutions. <br><br> Drawn by Alan Stuart Patterson. Published by A.H. Reed and A.W. Reed. Dunedin, NZ. by permission of the Lands and Survey Department. <br><br> Paterson's clever map shows numerous historical events in New Zealand including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>The Great Migration of the Maoris from Hawaiki to Aotearoa</li> <li>Route of explorer Abel Tasman.</li> <li>Treaty of Waitangi in 1840.</li> <li>First arrival of tourists at Rotorua</li> <li>Arrival of the 'Tory' at Port Nicholson in 1839.</li> <li>Discovery of the succulence of Bluff Oysters</li> </ul> </div> In the late 18th and early 19th centuries, European explorers, primarily from Britain, began to visit and settle in New Zealand. The first known European to sight New Zealand was Dutch navigator Abel Tasman in 1642, but it was not until the voyages of British explorer James Cook in the late 1760s and 1770s that the islands were mapped and more extensively explored. Following Cook's journeys, whalers, sealers, and traders started to visit New Zealand, establishing contact with the indigenous Māori people. <br><br> The early interactions between European settlers and Māori were characterized by a mix of cooperation, trade, and conflict. Many Māori initially welcomed the newcomers, as they brought new technologies, such as muskets and metal tools, which the Māori quickly adapted for their own purposes. However, the increasing European presence also led to disputes over land, resources, and cultural misunderstandings. The introduction of European diseases, to which the Māori had no immunity, also had a devastating impact on the indigenous population. <br><br>
7877Cute Pictorial Map of Maui, Hawaii. 1990.DetailsIsland Funnies1990
Cute Pictorial Map Poster of Maui, Hawaii
Island Funnies
$195.00Island-FunniesCute-Pictorial-Map-Poster-of-Maui--Hawaii<br><br> Cute pictorial map poster of Maui, Hawaii by Island Funnies (1990) - licensee of Fiesta Cartoon Maps. The map highlights local parks and recreational activities including scuba diving, golf, fishing, sailing, and surfing. <br><br> Maui, the second-largest island in Hawaii, has a rich history dating back to ancient Polynesian settlers. The island was first settled by Polynesians who navigated the Pacific Ocean using the stars, arriving in Hawaii around 400-800 AD. These early settlers developed a complex society with a strict social hierarchy and a subsistence economy based on fishing and agriculture. <br><br> In the late 18th century, European explorers arrived in Hawaii, with Captain James Cook being the first recorded European to visit Maui in 1778. The island later became a center for the whaling industry and a popular port for ships traveling between North America and Asia. <br><br> Lahaina, located on the west coast of Maui, was once the capital of the Hawaiian Kingdom in the early 19th century. It was also a major whaling port and a center of commerce. Today, Lahaina is a popular tourist destination known for its historic buildings, art galleries, and restaurants. <br><br> Kapalua, situated on the northwest coast of Maui, was once a plantation growing pineapples and coffee. In the 1970s, the area was transformed into a resort destination featuring world-class golf courses, luxurious accommodations, and pristine beaches. <br><br> Haleakala, a massive shield volcano that forms the eastern portion of Maui, is a significant feature of the island. The volcano's crater is a popular destination for hiking, stargazing, and watching the sunrise. In 1916, Haleakala National Park was established to protect the unique volcanic landscape and the endemic species that inhabit the area. <br><br>
7884Dudley Chase pictorial Map of Alaska, the 49th State. 1959.DetailsChase, Francis J.1959
Pictorial Map of Alaska, the 49th State
Chase, Francis J.
$295.00Chase--Francis-J-Pictorial-Map-of-Alaska--the-49th-StateErnest Dudley Chase's "A Pictorial Map of Alaska, the 49th State" is a fascinating visual representation of Alaska's history and its journey to statehood. The map, created in 1959, celebrates Alaska's admission to the Union as the 49th state on January 3 of the same year. Chase's signature style, combining attractive illustrations with geographical information, provides a unique perspective on this momentous event in American history. <br><br> The Chase's map incorporates an alphanumeric grid system to help users easily locate specific points of interest. Surprisingly, the map retains its original advertising sticker, prominently displayed in the upper left corner, bearing a price of 50 cents. The presence of the sticker serves as a testament to its authenticity, further enhancing its overall value and desirability. <br><br> The map showcases various aspects of Alaskan life, including its natural resources, industries, and cultural heritage. Chase depicts the state's diverse landscapes, from the rugged coastlines to the majestic mountain ranges, highlighting the beauty and vastness of America's last frontier. <br><br> Chase's map also chronicles the historical events leading up to Alaska's statehood, such as the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, known as "Seward's Folly," and the discovery of gold in the late 19th century, which led to the Klondike Gold Rush. The map portrays the development of Alaska's major cities, including Anchorage, Fairbanks, and Juneau, as well as the growth of its industries, such as fishing, mining, and logging. <br><br>
7868DetailsHowell and Graves1925
Muscle Shoals, Alabama City of Unlimited Opportunity
Howell and Graves
$450.00Howell-and-GravesMuscle-Shoals--Alabama-City-of-Unlimited-OpportunityMuscle Shoals, Alabama, a small city nestled along the Tennessee River, is perhaps best known today for its outsized influence on American music. The iconic "Muscle Shoals Sound," born in the city's legendary recording studios, has left an indelible mark on genres ranging from soul and R&B to rock and country. <br><br> But a century ago, Muscle Shoals was the epicenter of a different kind of boom - one fueled by grand industrial ambitions and the promise of a brighter future. <br><br> In the 1920s, automotive pioneer Henry Ford set his sights on transforming the sleepy Alabama town into a bustling metropolis to rival Detroit (1). The centerpiece of this vision was the Wilson Dam, a hydroelectric marvel that would provide cheap, abundant power to fuel the growth of industry. <br><br> Sensing an opportunity, New York City developers Howell and Graves began heavily promoting Muscle Shoals as the "City of Unlimited Opportunity." This advertising brochure, circa 1925, with a rare birds-eye view map showcases their grand plans. The map, which stretches from Seven Mile Island to the Wilson Dam, depicts a thriving industrial landscape, with the Tennessee River winding majestically in the background. <br><br> At the time, nitrate plants were the region's biggest employers, and the promise of readily available electricity was expected to lure even more manufacturers to the area. Howell and Graves themselves invested heavily in the city's future, constructing the first City Hall, homes, and the Howell and Graves Jr. High School, which still stands today as a Board of Education building. <br><br> However, the grand vision for Muscle Shoals was not to be. Much of the infrastructure built by Howell and Graves went unused as the Great Depression stifled the city's growth. The promised industrial boom never materialized, and Muscle Shoals settled into a quieter existence. <br><br>
7866Bordenland: 1937 Bordens Milk Company Map New York AreaDetailsBorden Milk Company1937
Bordenland Rare Pictorial Map New York
Borden Milk Company
$1,200.00Borden-Milk-CompanyBordenland-Rare-Pictorial-Map-New-YorkBordenland is a very rare pictorial map of New York City and the surrounding area produced by the Borden Milk Company in 1937 near the end of the Great Depression. The map shows cities and towns where Borden's branches were located throughout the New York area identified on banners within a pictorial map of the New York City area. <br><br> This rare example of an advertising map is not found in WorldCat. Only one example is known to have been sold in the last 12 years. <br><br> Compiled by Borden's Farm Products Division of the Borden Company. <br><br> Verso with phone numbers of all Borden's branches and subsidiaries. Includes an extensive list of places where Borden's milk was delivered.
6868Pictorial Map Metropolitan Oakland California Pre-warDetailsAnonymous1940
Pictorial Map Metropolitan Oakland California Pre-war
$300.00AnonymousPictorial-Map-Metropolitan-Oakland-California-Pre-warScarce unattributed pictorial map of the metropolitan Oakland, California. Likely dates to circa 1940 based on the aircraft style in one of the photographic vignettes and the fact that the Oakland Bay Bridge, built 1936, appears on the map. Unsigned and undated.
6863Very Rare Attractions Map of Florida from 1947.DetailsRequa1947
Very Rare Attractions Map of Florida
$200.00RequaVery-Rare-Attractions-Map-of-FloridaFine lithographed pictorial map of Florida highlighting its numerous attractions and State Parks. Seems to be very scarce and generally unavailable. <br><br> Several of the attractions on the map have either been sold to developers, renamed, or closed. These include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>McKee's Jungle Gardens</li> <li>Turner's Sunken Gardens</li> <li>Ringling Art Museum</li> <li>Marineland</li> <li>Ravine Gardens</li> <li>Oriental Gardens (closed in 1954)</li> <li>Dupree Gardens</li> <li>Everglades Reptile Gardens (now Everglades Wonder Gardens)</li> </ul> </div> Lithographed and published by Macdonald Publishers of Tampa, Florida in 1947 two years before the establishment of the Florida Attractions Association (1949).
6845DetailsFairchild Aerial Surveys Inc.1930
Scarce view of Hollywood Stars Homes Beverly Hills
Fairchild Aerial Surveys Inc.
$400.00Fairchild-Aerial-Surveys-Inc-Scarce-view-of-Hollywood-Stars-Homes-Beverly-HillsScarce, early photographic oblique "airplane" birds-eye view of Beverly Hills, California annotated with numerals keyed to homes of Hollywood stars. These movie stars include Buster Keaton, Tom Mix, Mary Pickford, Douglass Fairbanks, Charles Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich, and Will Rogers. The view probably dates between 1926 and 1933 based on the marriage duration of King Vidor and Eleanor Boardman (Home # 22) . By Fairchild Aerial Surveys, N.Y.C. Published in an unknown magazine. Verso with glamour photographs of period stars. <br><br> The view looks roughly north with the Beverly Hills Hotel, established 1912, slightly to the left of the center. This item may be the earliest published aerial photograph of Photomap of Beverly Hills to locate the homes of movie stars and likely predates Landacre's "Newe Mappe of the Heavens." <br><br><div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "When Wallace Beery flies back from his island camp, or when Ben Lyon volplanes down home to see Bebe and the baby, this is where the magic carpet of Hollywood looks to the returning wanderers of the sky." </div><br>
6823Hyannis, Mass. map of sea captain's homes by Dr. Charles Harris, 1939.DetailsHarris, Charles E.1939
Rare Pictorial Map of Hyannis, Massachusetts Homes of Sea Captains in 1854
Harris, Charles E.
$395.00Harris--Charles-E-Rare-Pictorial-Map-of-Hyannis--Massachusetts-Homes-of-Sea-Captains-in-1854A very rare unrecorded historical map of the village of Hyannis, Massachusetts in 1854 showing the locations of sea captains' homes. Copyrighted in 1939 by Dr. Charles E. Harris. <br><br> No copies are recorded in WorldCat, nor were any copies found online as of August, 2023. <br><br> Includes a alphabetical indexed table of names of sea captains tied numerically to locations Harris has identified on the map. A brief glance at the captains' names makes it apparent that command of Hyannis-based vessels during that time period was largely a familial occupation. Families with the most numerous seafarers included the surnames: Baker (10), Baxter (9) Bearse (23), Crowell (17), Hallett (22), and Lothrop (8). A legend above the table identifies each name with the type of maritime trade each captain was associated with: coastal, deep water, lighthouse service, canal boat, pilot, steamer, and living. <br><br> Dated January 1, 1939. Data collected and assembled by Dr. Charles E. Harris. Map courtesy of James F. McLaughlin C.E. Drawn by Walter M. Gaffney.
6559Late 19th century manuscript map of New York after Simeon de Witt.Detailsde Witt, Simeon1890
Unusual manuscript trace map of New York state after Simeon de Witt 1802
de Witt, Simeon
$350.00de-Witt--SimeonUnusual-manuscript-trace-map-of-New-York-state-after-Simeon-de-Witt-1802One of a kind finely detailed manuscript blue ink trace of sheet 6 from "A Map of State of New York" after Simeon de Witt, 1802. On tracing cloth. This map represents an exceptional effort that likely took days for the anonymous creator to lay down. With a few manuscript notes at bottom right that suggest the trace was created from the copy of de Witt's map held at the New York Public Library (1). Estimated date of creation ca. 1890. <br><br> A fine gift for collectors of New York cartography or of rare cartographic oddities. <br><br> From an estate with three similar manuscript traced maps of foundational New York State maps by David H. Burr, and <a href="" target="_blank">Hawkes and Barber. </a> Some hydrographic and marshy features in green ink, red ink for roads and highways, brown for political boundaries. Simeon de Witt's original map did not use color to identify these features. At bottom right, in manuscript, a copy of the original title cartouche that was not originally placed on sheet 6, demonstrating the tracer's access to multiple sheets of de Wits map. <br><br> (1) Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "Map of the state of New York" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1802.
65601890 manuscript isodistance map of the New York City area.DetailsHawkes, W. and Barber, J.1890
Manuscript isodistance map of the New York City area after Hawkes and Barber
Hawkes, W. and Barber, J.
$700.00Hawkes--W--and-Barber--J-Manuscript-isodistance-map-of-the-New-York-City-area-after-Hawkes-and-BarberVery unusual and one-of-a-kind manuscript traced map ca. 1890 (on tracing cloth) of the area around New York City- after Hawkes and Barber's "The Country twenty five miles round New York" (1777). Text below the map contains a list of important events during the U.S. Revolution in 1776. A key feature of the map is the early use of <b>isodistances</b>, concentric circles at increasing five-mile intervals centered on the city of New York. <br><br> This map represents an exceptional effort that likely took days for the anonymous creator to trace. Fine attention to detail and careful execution suggest that the copy was created for research purposes, or possibly for the purpose of producing blueprints from this master trace document. With a few manuscript notes at bottom right that suggest the trace was created from the copy of Hawkes and Barber's map held at the New York Public Library (1). <br><br> A fine gift for collectors of New York cartography or of rare cartographic oddities. <br><br> From an estate with three similar manuscript trace maps of foundational New York State maps by <a href=""" target="_blank"> Simeon de Witt </a> and David H. Burr. Riverine features in green ink, red ink for highways and roads, brown for political boundaries and for isodistances. <br><br> (1) Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division, The New York Public Library. "The Country twenty five miles round New York" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1777-01-01.
6508DetailsMoss, Ira1957
Pictorial Sportsmen's Fishing Map United States and Neighboring Waters
Moss, Ira
$275.00Moss--IraPictorial-Sportsmen-s-Fishing-Map-United-States-and-Neighboring-WatersScarce original 1957 fisherman's map of the United States and Neighboring Waters designed by Ira Moss and produced by Barry, Moss, and Shore. Border is decorated with numerous images of fishing flies and saltwater fishing lures. <br><br> Saltwater fish, freshwater fish. Swordfish, bonefish, weakfish, flounder. Whitefish, bluefish, jewfish, croaker. No redfish but "channel bass" with a spot. Wahoo ! <br><br> Includes small inset maps of the USA showing where a few specific species are most prevalent. Several inset tables: lists of saltwater fish, and freshwater fish; list of states and locations keyed to fish species, <br><br> Copyright 1957. Published by Shorewood Press, Fine Arts Publishers, New York.
4862Antique plans for the Hidden Treasure Mine at Lake City, Colorado.DetailsForeman, D. H.1916
Antique Plans Hidden Treasure Mine Lake City, Colorado
Foreman, D. H.
$3,250.00Foreman--D--H-Antique-Plans-Hidden-Treasure-Mine-Lake-City--ColoradoThe most interesting set of gold mining plans I have seen! <br><br> A very absorbing pair of fine antique presentation plans for the Hidden Treasure Mine at Lake City, in Hinsdale County, Colorado between Crystal Creek and Ute Creek. The Hidden Treasure Mine (1897-1922) was a gold, silver, lead, and copper mine located at an elevation of 10,200 feet. <br><br> Both plans are hand-colored blue-line artifacts on architectural vellum. <b>Plan 1 includes:</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fig 1. Plan Map of the Hidden Treasure Property</li> <li>Fig 2. Longitudinal Section of Slope of Vein Looking West.</li> <li>Fig 3. Plan of Underground Workings.</li> </ul> </div> <b>Plan 2 includes:</b> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Fig 4. Longitudinal Section Underground Workings. Looking West.</li> <li>Fig 5. Cross-section Through "X-Y" (Plate 1) Looking S.W.</li> <li>Sampling data and ore valuation table.</li> </ul> </div> Dated within to 12/20/16. Drawn by D.H. Foreman, Denver, Colorado. <br></br> The old Hidden Treasure Dam on Henson Creek, built in the 1890's, made the news in late May, 2019. It was announced that the dam was to be demolished because of the concern for flash floods associated with the potential for sudden heavy snowmelt. (Source: <br></br> On Fig 1. Plan Map of the Hidden Treasure Property two tunnels are shown leading to the Lower Terminal Mill. More than 100 years old, the Hard Tack Mine tunnel was built as an underground transport tunnel for the Hidden Treasure Mining Company's ore production one quarter mile up the mountain (shown here as "proposed"). The Hardtack Mine now (2024) houses a museum designed to preserve area mining history and offers tours June to September.