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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6841 Plat book or atlas of St. Louis County Missouri from 1909.DetailsNorthwest Publishing Company1909
Plat Book of St. Louis County Missouri
Northwest Publishing Company
$1,400.00Northwest-Publishing-CompanyPlat-Book-of-St--Louis-County-MissouriA complete cadastral plat book or atlas of St. Louis County, Missouri. This large atlas contains 105 pages of plats, 5 pages of photographs, misc. other maps and pages of local business-card size advertisements, a patron's directory, and an outline map of St. Louis County. Published in 1909 by Northwest Publishing Company, J. R. Dunham compiler and draftsman. <br><br> Cities and towns include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Brentwood</li> <li>Black Jack</li> <li>Clayton</li> <li>Creve Couer</li> <li>Ferguson</li> <li>Gumbo</li> <li>Kirkwood</li> <li>Manchester</li> <li>Spanish Lake</li> <li>University City</li> <li>Valley Park</li> <li>Webster Groves</li> </ul> </div>
6662Blueprint-look map of Sable Island Graveyard with shipwrecks.DetailsBatson, E. Bert1948
Bert Batson Sable Island Canada Map Graveyard of Atlantic Shipwreck
Batson, E. Bert
$900.00Batson--E--BertBert-Batson-Sable-Island-Canada-Map-Graveyard-of-Atlantic-ShipwreckOriginal blueprint chart <strong>"Sable Island, Graveyard on the Atlantic, Shipwrecks Since 1800"</strong>, only the third copy we have seen in 12 years! <br><br> Sold by E. Bert Batson, but after a design by Donald S. Johnson, a member of the Sable Island Lifeboat Organization. Copyrighted by R. Ian McDonald; in Canada 1938; in U.S.A. June 1948. Only one holding in WorldCat. <br></br> In 1916 E. Bert Batson started in Halifax, Nova Scotia as a junk dealer after a varied career as a soldier, sailor, and bank messenger. Batson bought from estate and Admiralty sales, auctions and other secondhand sources, selling his wares from a location on the Halifax waterfront, later moving to 36-38 Lower Water Street. His motto was <b>"Everything from a needle to an anchor."</b><br></br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title="TITLE HERE"></a> <img id="3" src="/zoomifyimages/SC_5404/BertBatson.gif" alt="Bert Batson's store in Halifax, Nova Scotia." width="300"/> <br><small>Bert Batson's storefront in Halifax, Nova Scotia.</small> </div><br> Here's a few paragraphs from a 1946 profile of Bert from Maclean's magazine: <div class="indenttextblock"> You may know of Bert. A lot of people do. He’s the “Needle To An Anchor” man. His store on Lower Water Street in Halifax is a fabulous place... it’s a combination junk yard, ship chandler’s, department store, antique dealer’s, curio collector’s heaven and commission broker’s. Its customers include shipping men, souvenir hunters, antique collectors and a lot of other people in America and Europe and everybody in Halifax. And it’s likely to sell them anything from secondhand rolled oats, discarded gold mines, kidney pills or unmarketable fish, to shower curtains, ship’s lanterns, conveyer belts, Epsom salts and used bathtubs. </br> (Online: O'Hearn, D. P. Maclean's Magazine, November 15, 1946.) </div>
6821Pictorial economic world map Rich World Poor World. Polyp, 1996.DetailsFitzgerald, Paul1996
Thematic world map Rich World Poor World
Fitzgerald, Paul
$375.00Fitzgerald--PaulThematic-world-map-Rich-World-Poor-WorldAn early, if not the earliest, large format pictorial map of the two-world model, used to attempt to explain the origins of economic inequities between the Global North (Rich World) and the Global South (Poor World). Map concept, text and artwork by Polyp ca. 1996. The map combines infographics with much textual explanation to explain the economic imbalances between the two conceptual worlds. <br><br> The term "Global South" refers to developing countries primarily located in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. These countries tend to be poorer, experience higher income inequality, and have harsh living conditions compared to the wealthier nations of the "Global North," mainly situated in North America, Europe, and Australia. The term "Global South" gained popularity after the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, replacing the previous term "Third World," (in a three-world model) which referred to developing nations during the time of colonialism. <br><br> Scarce. Six holdings inWorldCat.