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5467Charts of the Island of Sardinia, W.H. Smyth, 1827.DetailsSmyth, William Henry1827
Complete 4-sheet set of Sardinia Capt W H Smyth
Smyth, William Henry
$6,000.00Smyth--William-HenryComplete-4-sheet-set-of-Sardinia-Capt-W-H-SmythExceedingly rare and complete set of four nautical charts of the Mediterranean island of Sardinia by Captain William Henry Smyth based on his hydrographic survey of Sardinia for the Royal Navy during 1823 and 1824. Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean and one of 20 regions of Italy. <br></br> Whatman Turkey Mill watermark (date illegible) on one of four sheets. Complete set of four, ea. ~ 17" x 24". Elson and Graves are co-authors for all four charts. Slater is credited on the chart of the entire Island. <br></br> In 1828 Smyth published a book on the political history of Sardinia- <b>"Sketch of the present state of the Island of Sardinia"</b> [1]. Smyth references a four chart set in the introduction to his "Sketch": <div class="indenttextblocksingle">… in conclusion it may not be unnecessary to state that my <strong>Nautical Survey of Sardinia</strong> has just been published, on four sheets, at the Hydrographical office of the Admiralty. As no pains have been spared in the construction, it is hoped that these charts will be found equal to every purpose of Navigation. [Smyth's chart titles are used here:] </br><div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A general chart of the Island, "The Island of Sardinia"</li> <li>"The South Coast of Sardinia"</li> <li>"The North East Coast of Sardinia"</li> <li>"The Gulf of Asinara on the N. W. Coast of Sardinia"</li></div> </ul> </div> Small traces of manuscript pencil notations attesting to real-life use of this chart while at sea. Well-executed early to mid 20th-century conservation with the chart laid to linen and protected via a thin-film lamination process. After experience with the lamination process over time, lamination is not now considered to be a effective document conservation procedure. <br></br> [1] Captain William Henry Smyth. London. John-Murray. 351 pp. <br></br> [Sardegna]
5475Lithographed bird's-eye view of Vineyard Haven by Walker.DetailsGeorge W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co1895
Vineyard Haven birds eye view 1893 1895
George W. Walker Lithograph and Publishing Co
$4,750.00George-W--Walker-Lithograph-and-Publishing-CoVineyard-Haven-birds-eye-view-1893-1895Original lithographed bird's-eye view of Vineyard Haven and Vineyard Haven Harbor on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Second state of this view, ca. 1895, by George W. Walker, lithographer, first issued in 1893 [1]. Looking east, Walker's view takes in the wharf, the waterfront, and the harbor with many sailing vessels. Measures 18" x 14" within the neat lines. <br></br> This view is quite scarce on the market. No sales recorded in AMPR; no holdings in WorldCat. <br></br> Vineyard Haven, is a working harbor village in the town of Tisbury, Massachusetts a year-round port for Martha’s Vineyard island. Locations in Vineyard Haven that Walker included in his list of references include: the East Chop light; Mansion House; Windmill; sailor's free reading room; and Lagoon Heights. Walker also identifies by name the homes of important Vineyard Haven residents including Dr. William Leach, Captain Benjamin C. Cromwell, Captain Clough, Captain P.L. Smith, and Captain Owens. <br></br> The second state of Walker's view of Vineyard Haven is easily identified as it contains two additional location names on the bottom roll of the scroll of references: 'Grove Hill House' and 'Association Hall'. Also, in the upper right quadrant there are numerous street additions and deletions as compared to the first edition. The second edition also contains marginal text denoting the four compass directions. <br></br> [1] Online. Vineyard Haven bird's-eye view. 1st. Walker. 1893. <br>[ Mass. , MA ]
6326Blueprint plat map of Huston Heights near Muscle Shoals, Alabama.DetailsKeane Development Corporation1933
Blueprint plat map for Huston Heights Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Keane Development Corporation
$575.00Keane-Development-CorporationBlueprint-plat-map-for-Huston-Heights-Muscle-Shoals--AlabamaRare unrecorded cyanotype (blueprint) plat map of the Huston Heights development near <b>Muscle Shoals</b>, Alabama which was incorporated in 1923.</b> Inset at upper left is a fine context map of the Tri-cities area of Florence, Sheffield, and Muscle Shoals compiled by T.J. Evans showing the locations of the Huston Heights development. Features the Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River and two nitrate plants. Dated within at February, 1933. <br></br> The plat encompasses an area in Muscles Shoals bounded by and including Ford Highway, Washington Drive, Henry Street and Sheridan Drive. <br></br> <b>Background: </b>After the outbreak of WWI Congress passed the National Defense Act of 1916 which, provided for construction of several new dams and for two nitrate plants. Nitrates, formerly sourced from Chile, were used in explosives and were deemed critical to the war effort. The nitrate plants were to be located in Muscle Shoals with the nearby Wilson Dam (then under construction) to provide power for the plants. The first nitrates were produced from these plants in November of 1918. The war ended before completion of the dam and eventually the Government offered the incomplete Wilson Dam for public sale. Henry Ford (Detroit, Michigan) made an offer to pay for completion of the dams and the nitrate plants in return for a 99-year lease. Ford's vision was to build a city 75 miles wide, employing over 1 million workers. Ford's involvement caused a land boom in the area of Sheffield. Politics ensued, Ford withdrew his offer, and the land boom faded. <br></br> Sources:<br> Kazek, Kelly. "Could Muscle Shoals have been a hub rivaling Detroit? Henry Ford thought so". January 14, 2019.
5493Rare WPA funded pictorial variant map The Coral Isle of Key West.DetailsDornbush, Adrian1935
Depression-era pictorial brochure with variant 2nd Edition map Coral Isle of Key West
Dornbush, Adrian
$425.00Dornbush--AdrianDepression-era-pictorial-brochure-with-variant-2nd-Edition-map-Coral-Isle-of-Key-WestTwo scarce maps of Key West, Florida in a visitor's guide booklet simply titled "Key West" published by the Key West Administration after 1935. The booklet is a product of the Public Works of Art Project (PWAP) during the New Deal that was succeeded by the Federal Art Project of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Public Works of Art Project artists from other parts of the country were brought in and put to work creating paintings, murals or public places, and other projects, such as tourist brochures and postcards." [1] </div><br> Other FERA artists who contributed works to the brochure include Edward Bruce, Richard Sargeant, Avery Johnson, Klir Beck, and Richard Jansen.<br> </br> The brochure includes a fine 9" x 6" pictorial map of Key West, Florida: "The Coral Isle of Key West" by artist Adrian Dornbush, 1935. Second edition. This map is most interesting in that it is an <b>unrecorded substantial revision of Dornbush's original map of Key West.</b> This edition contains numerous changes from the first edition including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul> <li>For the first time, an airport is noted in the location of Meacham Field, now Key West International Airport (EYW)</li> <li>Seaplane ramps at Trumbull Point (labeled "Key West Airways") are replaced with ship docks. </li> <li>Radio towers are now shown located at the island's west side near Duval Street.</li> </ul> </div> The map was engraved on a "miraculous" scale and shows key landmarks such as Duval Street, the lighthouse, the Martello Towers, and the yacht basin. <br></br> At center of the brochure is an anonymous two-sheet "Map of the Lower Florida Keys or the Key West Archipelago" (18" x 6") containing a smaller inset map of the Caribbean region. <br></br> Printed by Orange Publishing Co. St. Cloud, Florida. <br></br> [1]
5499Ski trail map or poster of the State of New Hampshire from 1935.DetailsNew Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm1935
Scarce Map or Poster of New Hampshire Ski Trails
New Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm
$365.00New-Hampshire-State-Planning-and-Development-CommScarce-Map-or-Poster-of-New-Hampshire-Ski-TrailsVery scarce original lithographed skiing map / poster for the State of New Hampshire from 1935 when the state was the heart of skiing in the United States. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "New Hampshire was the first place in America to have many things you see now at every ski resort. New Hampshire was the first to have trails cut just for downhill skiing. The Granite State was the first to have overhead wire-rope ski tows and an aerial tramway. Many famous races and styles of racing took place in New Hampshire. Professional ski patrols and ski schools began in New Hampshire. These new ideas, plus ski villages, started a whole new tourism industry." [1] </div> <br> Inset tables of distances between cities, status (active/inactive) of airports during the winter season, and a list of approximately seventy member clubs of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association that included: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston, Mass.</li> <li>Dartmouth Outing Club</li> <li>Winnipesaukee Ski Club</li> <li>Woodstock Ski Club</li> <li>Nansen Ski Club</li> <li>Lake Placid Ski Club</li> </ul> </div> A rare record of club and commercial skiing in New Hampshire published by the New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission in Concord, New Hampshire. Unlike another example of this ski map that we have in stock from a decade later in 1945, this map only lists individual ski trails, organized by region and very few of these trails have mechanical assistance to bring the skier up the mountain, such as tow ropes, chair lifts or trams (the first chairlift was built in New Hampshire. in 1937). <br></br> Verso contains text and statistics describing ski trails across the state. Copyright General Drafting Company, New York, N.Y. <br></br> [1] New Hampshire Ski History. Online. 2016.
5498Ski map or poster of the State of New Hampshire from 1945.DetailsNew Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm1945
Ski Map or Poster for New Hampshire State
New Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm
$275.00New-Hampshire-State-Planning-and-Development-CommSki-Map-or-Poster-for-New-Hampshire-StateDecorative lithographed skiing map / poster of the State of New Hampshire published by the New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission in 1945. <br></br> This medium-sized thematic pictorial poster of New Hampshire uses an unusual two-part icon design to signify locations in New Hampshire for skiing, snowmobiling (skimobile) and ice skating for these regions: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Monadnock Region</li> <li>White Mountains Region</li> <li>Dartmouth, Lake Sunapee Region</li> <li>Lakes Region</li> <li>Merrimack Region</li> <li>Seacoast Region</li> </ul> </div> The poster shows numerous, mostly small ski-areas, many no longer in operation including:<a href="" target="_blank">Epping Tow</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Nansen Ski Jump (Berlin, N.H.)</a>, and <a href="" target="_blank">Drumalock Hill / Drummer Hill Tow (Keene, N.H.</a> and many more [1]. </br> Recto contains text and statistics describing ski locations across the State of New Hampshire, organized alphabetically by town within region. <br></br> [1] New Hampshire's lost ski areas. Online. <br></br> [ NH ]
6328Rube Allyn's Fishing Map for Lower Tampa Bay, FloridaDetailsAllyn, Rube1960
Allyn's Fishing Map 2C Lower Tampa Bay
Allyn, Rube
$135.00Allyn--RubeAllyn-s-Fishing-Map-2C-Lower-Tampa-BayOriginal Rube Allyn's Authentic Fishing Map (ca. 1960), for lower Tampa Bay - Manatee River, Florida. Key features include Terra Ceia Bay, Snead Island, McGill Island, Anna Maria Key, Perico Island, Palma Sola Bay, Bradenton Beach, Cortez, the Holmes Yacht Basin and the northern-most point of Sister Key. <br></br> Map # 2C. Ca. 1960.
6329Rube Allyn's Fishing Map for Sarasota Bay, FloridaDetailsAllyn, Rube1960
Allyn's Fishing Map 2E Sarasota Bay
Allyn, Rube
$135.00Allyn--RubeAllyn-s-Fishing-Map-2E-Sarasota-BayOriginal Rube Allyn's Authentic Fishing Map (ca. 1960), for Sarasota Bay, Florida. Key features include Sister Key, Sleepy Lagoon, Dream Island, Buttonwood Harbor, Longboat Key, Sarasota, Ringling Isles and Big Sarasota Pass. <br></br> Map # 2E. Ca. 1960. Copyright Rube Allyn, St. Petersburg, Florida. Lithographed by MacDonald, Tampa.
6327Limited edition poster for Key West, Florida by Garry Trudeau.DetailsTrudeau, Garry B.2005
Signed Key West poster by cartoonist Garry Trudeau
Trudeau, Garry B.
$355.00Trudeau--Garry-B-Signed-Key-West-poster-by-cartoonist-Garry-TrudeauRare limited edition poster by Doonesbury cartoonist Garry Trudeau (1948 - ) promoting the 23rd Annual Key West Literary Seminar, Humor: January 6 - 16, 2005. Number 58 of 100 issued. Signed and numbered by Trudeau. <br></br> In 1975 Garry Trudeau became the first comic strip artist to win a Pulitzer Prize, an honor usually awarded to editorial page cartoonists.