Islands and Archipelagos

Explore the fascinating islands and archipelagos of the world with RareCharts.com! Our comprehensive collection of maps, charts, engravings, and other rare artifacts provide a unique window into the culture, geography, and history of these beautiful places. From Gerard Prevoteau's 1980 Pictorial Map of Aruba to Ruth Taylor White's 1931 Kauai, Hawaii Map, discover the stories behind each island or archipelago as you explore our extensive selection. Take an adventure through time with our antique nautical charts and maps from as far back as 1775 and longer! Learn about ancient cultures and civilizations that once inhabited these areas through our detailed engravings and prints.

Whether you're interested in exploring the coasts of Maine or discovering the secrets of Key West, Florida, take a journey with us and uncover the hidden gems that make up these amazing islands and archipelagos! We invite you to browse through our vast collection of rare artifacts related to islands and archipelagos from around the world.

From an antique 1924 Pen & Ink Manuscript Forestry Stand Map of Allen Island to Garry Trudeau's Rare Limited Edition Poster, there is something for everyone at RareCharts.com! Our selection includes items from all eras; whether you are looking for something contemporary or a historical piece that dates back centuries ago, we have it all here! So come join us on this journey through time as we explore some of the most iconic islands and archipelagos in history!


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7893Lithograph of Lido di Jesolo beach near, Venice Italy. 1958.DetailsOberbacher, Hans1958
Lido di Jesolo beach near Venice Italy
Oberbacher, Hans
1958
LOC:
$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.
7876Pictorial Historical Map of New Zealand from circa 1940.DetailsPaterson, Alan Stuart1940
Pictorial Historical Map of New Zealand
Paterson, Alan Stuart
1940
LOC:141
$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
1990
LOC:141
$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>
6806Map of the Caribbean island of St. Croix by Peter Oxholm, 1799.DetailsOxholm, Peter Lotharius1799
Rare antique map of the Caribbean island of St. Croix slavery
Oxholm, Peter Lotharius
1799
LOC:2001
$2,700.00Oxholm--Peter-LothariusRare-antique-map-of-the-Caribbean-island-of-St--Croix-slaveryRare, highly detailed and accurate map of the Caribbean island of St. Croix by Peter Oxholm. Dated 1799 per the Royal Danish Library. Only two recorded copies in WorldCat, one at Bibliothèque nationale de France. <br><br> This second edition of Oxholm's map is updated with details for Christiansted Harbor after a survey by Captain Rohde. Table at top left in Danish and English with population statistics for Whites, Coloreds, and Negros. Denotes locations of the numerous windmills and horse-powered mills as well as cotton plantations ("bomulds plantage") on St. Croix. In spite of his strong advocacy for slavery Oxholm was concerned about poor living conditions of the slaves. <br><br> Dissected and laid to linen when issued. Library hand stamp from 1815 at top right.
6735Scarce pictorial fun map of Santa Catalina Island by Ramsey.DetailsRamsey, George1947
Scarce pictorial fun map of Santa Catalina Island
Ramsey, George
1947
LOC:89
$295.00Ramsey--GeorgeScarce-pictorial-fun-map-of-Santa-Catalina-Island<br><div class="indenttextblocksingle"><b>For a lasting remembrance of a grand vacation!</b> Keep this souvenir fun-map and mark the points you visit and the dates. Trace the routes of your travels on Catalina. Send copies to friends</div> <br><br> Where to go - What to see Santa Catalina Island fun map. A post-WWII pictorial map of Catalina Island, California. Copyright by George Ramsey. Published 1947 by Recreation Publishing Company, Los Angeles, CA. Price when issued 25 cents. Features include: Location of Ling-Ho Chinese junk movie set; Seal Rocks; submarine gardens; Chicago Cubs Ball Park and training grounds; the Catalina Visitors Country Club and much more. <br><br> Verso with map for Avalon Town
6704French nautical chart of east coast of the island of Madagascar, 1775.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Chart of the east coast of Madagascar
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
LOC:68
$475.00Mannevillette--d-ApresChart-of-the-east-coast-of-MadagascarOriginal French nautical chart of a portion of the east coast of the island of Madagascar, off the east coast of Africa. From the second edition of Le Neptune Oriental published 1775 in Paris. <br><br> The most prominent feature of the chart is Antongil Bay, a large bay located on the northeast coast of Madagascar. The bay is known for its beautiful beaches, rich biodiversity, and important fishing industry. The surrounding area is also home to several protected areas, including the Masoala National Park and the Nosy Mangabe Special Reserve. <br><br> Antongil Bay has a rich history dating back to the early days of Madagascar's settlement by humans. The bay was a major center of trade and commerce for the island's indigenous populations, who used it to transport goods and communicate with other communities along the coast. <br><br> During the colonial period, Antongil Bay became an important center of trade for the French, who established several ports along its shores. The bay was used to transport goods such as vanilla, cloves, and other spices, which were grown on plantations throughout the region <br><br> The chart includes large-scale inset plans for the following bays and anchorages: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Plan de l'Ance de Tamatave</li> <li>Plan de l'Anse de Veninguebe</li> <li>Plan du Port de Teintingue</li> <li>Plan de la Rade de Fullpointe</li> </ul> </div>
6703 Pictorial map of the Caribbean island of Aruba by Prevoteau.DetailsPrevoteau, Gerard1980
Pictorial Map Aruba Pearl in the Caribbean
Prevoteau, Gerard
1980
LOC:51
$350.00Prevoteau--GerardPictorial-Map-Aruba-Pearl-in-the-CaribbeanVery scarce out-of-print advertising-oriented pictorial map, circa 1980, of the island of Aruba in the Caribbean Sea. Illustrated by Gerard Prevoteau and published by Imprimerie Berger-Bellepage, Fort de France, Martinique (1). Prevoteau is known to have created more than thirty illustrations of towns and islands including Reims, the isle of Oleron, and a pair of maps or plans of the French town of St. Malo, France. Not in WorldCat. <br><br> Captions for many illustrations in either Dutch, English, or Spanish. <br><br> Aruba is a small Caribbean island located just off the coast of Venezuela. The island has a rich history, having been inhabited by indigenous tribes before being colonized by the Spanish in the 16th century. Today, Aruba is an autonomous territory of the Netherlands, and its culture is a unique blend of Dutch, Caribbean, and Latin American influences. Aruba is known for its beautiful beaches and also boasts a variety of outdoor activities, including snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking, and horseback riding. The island is also home to a number of historic landmarks and cultural attractions, including the California Lighthouse, the Arikok National Park, and the vibrant capital city of Oranjestad. <br><br> (1) Berger Bellepage company was created on August 1st, 1964, and it is one of the oldest printing companies in Martinique. The current printing facility has been located in Fort-de-France since 1969.
6676Manuscript forestry map of the south part of Allen's Island, MaineDetailsCoolidge, P.T.1926
Manuscript forest stand map south Allen's Island St George Maine Wyeth
Coolidge, P.T.
1926
LOC:86
$350.00Coolidge--P-T-Manuscript-forest-stand-map-south-Allen-s-Island-St-George-Maine-WyethRare pen and ink manuscript forestry stand map of the south part of Allen's (Allen) Island, Maine. The map was created to represent the vegetation type, stand density and species distribution for South Allen Island in 1924. A century ago spruce predominated at the south end with pasture and scrub growth surrounding an old farm near island center. <br><br> Allen Island is a 450-acre private island located in St. George, Knox County, Maine. Situated near the southeastern end of Muscongus Bay, it is the largest island of a small cluster, with Benner Island to the northwest and Burnt Island to the east. <br><br> According to historical records, the island was first granted to William Allen, a prominent businessman and politician in Massachusetts, in the mid-18th century. Allen used the island primarily for fishing and hunting, and it remained in his family for several generations. In 1979, the island was purchased by Betsy Wyeth, wife of painter Andrew Wyeth. Prior to their ownership, the island had become a seasonal home for two fishing families living in decaying houses on the fringe of a fast-encroaching spruce forest. <br><br> <div id="0" align="center"> <a title=""></a> <img id="3" src="/zoomifyimages/SC_6676/SC_6676_Island.jpg" alt="Allen Island, Maine." width="300"/> <br><small>Allen Island, Maine courtesy Colby College.</small> </div><br> Wyeth was drawn to the island's stark natural beauty and solitude, which he found to be a perfect place for inspiration and artistic creation. He spent much of his time on the island, painting the landscape as well as the old decaying houses and structures that dotted the island's coastline. Many of his paintings featuring the island's landscape are considered to be among his most iconic works.
6640Hand-colored map of the Valley of Mexico by Gemelli, 1704.DetailsGemelli Carreri, Giovanni Francesco1704
Early map of Mexico City with Lakes and Causeways by Gemelli
Gemelli Carreri, Giovanni Francesco
1704
LOC:3
$525.00Gemelli-Carreri--Giovanni-FrancescoEarly-map-of-Mexico-City-with-Lakes-and-Causeways-by-GemelliOriginal, copper-plate engraved and hand-colored map of the Valley of Mexico by Giovanni Francesco Gemelli Carreri (Gemelli) after Enrico Martinez and Adrian Boot (1). Scarce. North is oriented to the left. <br><br> Shows lakes, rivers, streams, and mountains in the Valley of Mexico along with numerous villages and towns. Nascent Mexico City or Tenochtitlán, is shown to lie in lower Lake Texcoco connected to the mainland by seven causeways. From an English-language publication of A Voyage Around the World (1699), probably A. and J. Churchill, 1704. <br><br> (1) Connolly, Patricia and Roberto Mayer. Vingboons, Trasmonte and Boot: European Cartography of Mexican Cities in Early Seventeenth Century. Imago Mundi. January, 2009.
6643Cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Oahu by White.DetailsWhite, Ruth Taylor1931
Pictorial map of the Island of Oahu in Hawaii
White, Ruth Taylor
1931
LOC:89
$200.00White--Ruth-TaylorPictorial-map-of-the-Island-of-Oahu-in-HawaiiFine lithographed cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Oahu, Hawaii by Ruth Taylor White. In 1931 White produced four maps of individual islands for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau: Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and one map of the entire Hawaiian Island chain. Printed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. <br><br> Locations and features that White captured on her map of Oahu include:" <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Waimea Falls</li> <li>Kaneohe Bay</li> <li>Kailua Bay</li> <li>Diamond Head</li> <li>Waikiki Beach</li> <li>Honolulu</li> <li>Pearl Harbor</li> <li>Koko Head</li> </ul> </div>
6644Cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Maui by White.DetailsWhite, Ruth Taylor1931
Pictorial map of the island of Maui in Hawaii
White, Ruth Taylor
1931
LOC:89
$250.00White--Ruth-TaylorPictorial-map-of-the-island-of-Maui-in-HawaiiFine lithographed cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Maui, Hawaii by Ruth Taylor White. In 1931 White produced four maps of individual islands for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau: Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and one map of the entire Hawaiian Island chain. Printed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. <br><br> Locations and activities that White featured on her map of Maui include:" <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Lahaina</li> <li>Kaanapali</li> <li>Kahului Harbor</li> <li>Hana</li> <li>Kipahuhu</li> <li>Molokini</li> <li>Makena</li> <li>Wailuku</li> </ul> </div>
6645Cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Kauai by White.DetailsWhite, Ruth Taylor1931
Pictorial map of the island of Kauai in Hawaii Polynesia
White, Ruth Taylor
1931
LOC:89
$250.00White--Ruth-TaylorPictorial-map-of-the-island-of-Kauai-in-Hawaii-PolynesiaFine lithographed cartograph or pictorial map of the Polynesian island of Kauai, Hawaii by Ruth Taylor White. In 1931 White produced four maps of individual islands for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau: Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and one map of the entire Hawaiian Island chain. Printed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. <br><br> Locations and activities that White featured in her map of the Island of Kauai include:" <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Barking Sands</li> <li>Napali Coast</li> <li>Hanalei Beach</li> <li>Moloaa</li> <li>Nawiliwili Harbor</li> <li>Port Allen</li> <li>Ruins of Russian Port</li> <li>Waimea</li> </ul> </div>
6646Cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Hawaii by White.DetailsWhite, Ruth Taylor1931
Pictorial map of the Island of Hawaii
White, Ruth Taylor
1931
LOC:89
$200.00White--Ruth-TaylorPictorial-map-of-the-Island-of-HawaiiFine lithographed cartograph or pictorial map of the island of Hawaii by Ruth Taylor White. In 1931 White produced four maps of individual islands for the Hawaii Tourist Bureau: Kauai, Maui, Hawaii, Oahu, and one map of the entire Hawaiian Island chain. Printed by the Honolulu Star-Bulletin. <br><br> Locations and features that White featured in her map of Hawaii include:" <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Mauna Kea</li> <li>Mauna Loa</li> <li>Kilauea</li> <li>Hilo</li> <li>Kealakekua Bay</li> <li>Kailua</li> <li>Upolu Point</li> <li>Hookena</li> <li>Hoopuloa</li> </ul> </div>
6499Pictorial map of the Bermuda Islands.DetailsAnonymous1939
Fine colorful map of Bermuda ca. 1939.
Anonymous
1939
LOC:90
$125.00AnonymousFine-colorful-map-of-Bermuda-ca--1939-An original and very attractive 7"x21" pictorial map of the Bermuda Islands on the recto of a folding promotional brochure for Bermuda in four panels. Numerous simple realistic sketches depict locations that include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Ireland Island</li> <li>Gibbs Hill Lighthouse</li> <li>St. Paul's Church</li> <li>Military Barrack Prospect</li> <li>Harrington Sound</li> <li>Tucker's Town</li> <li>Shelly Bay Race Track</li> <li>St. George</li> <li>St. Catherines Point</li> </ul> </div>Inset street plans for St. George and for Hamilton. North oriented at upper right with a fine colorful compass rose. Text below the map includes latitude and longitude coordinates for Bermuda and a scale of miles. <br><br> The verso contains photos and text related to steamship service to Bermuda from several maritime firms including: <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>The Furness Bermuda Line</li> <li>The Pacific Steam Navigation Company</li> <li>The Munson Steamship Lines</li> <li>The Canadian National Steamships</li> <li>Elders & Fyffes, Ltd.</li> <li>New York Bermuda Lines</li> </ul> </div>
6491Nautical chart of the Detroit du Banca or Bangka StraitDetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Antique nautical chart of the Bangka or Banca Strait
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
LOC:90
$250.00Mannevillette--d-ApresAntique-nautical-chart-of-the-Bangka-or-Banca-StraitAntique nautical chart of the Detroit du Banca or Bangka Strait from 1775 by Jean-Baptiste-Nicolas-Denis D’ Après de Mannevillette (1707 – 1780). Inset chart of a smaller strait between the Isle de Sel and part of Biliton Island or Belitung Island. That strait lies approximately 70 miles to the east of south Bangka Island. <br><br> The map is particularly interesting historically as it incorporates paste-over corrections to the eastern portion of the Isle de Banca with the previously charted coastline still faintly visible beneath the corrections. According to a pasted note at bottom left, the pasted corrections to the northeast of Bangka Island were based on the observations of M. Crozet. Julien Crozet was second in command during the French expedition of Marion De Fresne to Tasmania, New Zealand, and the South Pacific, sailing in 1771. Crozet assumed command of the expedition after the voyage's commander, Marion De Fresne, and 26 crew members were killed by the Maori Ngare Raumati tribe off the coast of New Zealand in June 1772. <br><br> Bangka Strait is the narrow body of water that separates the island of Sumatra from the Indonesian island of Bangka. Bangka is one of the world's most important tin-producing areas.
6472Pictorial map of the Isle of Shoals from 1927 by Elizabeth Shurtleff.DetailsShurtleff, Elizabeth1927
Rare pictorial map of the Isle of Shoals
Shurtleff, Elizabeth
1927
LOC:53
$2,100.00Shurtleff--ElizabethRare-pictorial-map-of-the-Isle-of-ShoalsVery rare original full-color lithographed pictorial map of the Isle of Shoals from 1927 designed and drawn by Elizabeth Shurtleff. Copyright by Jessie E. Donahue (1927). Beautiful, saturated colors. With verse by Celia Thaxter and Frederick T McGill. <br><br> Only two copies of Elizabeth Shurtleff's 1927 map of the Isle of Shoals were found in WorldCat. No record of a sale of the map was found online. A later much-revised edition of the Shurtleff's map was copyrighted and published in 1960 by Edward Rowe Snow. <br><br> Captain John Smith discovered the Isle of Shoals in 1664 lying about seven miles offshore on the border of what are today the states of New Hampshire and Maine.
6470Pargeter's Pictorial Map of the San Juan Islands, Washington, 1980.DetailsPargeter, Richard Arnold1980
Pictorial oblique topographic birds-eye view of the San Juan Islands
Pargeter, Richard Arnold
1980
LOC:150
$450.00Pargeter--Richard-ArnoldPictorial-oblique-topographic-birds-eye-view-of-the-San-Juan-IslandsAn original fine panoramic relief map of the San Juan Islands in Washington State on an oblique perspective. Copyright 1980 by Richard Pargeter. Printed by University Printing Company, Seattle. Pencil stock number in bottom right margin. <br><br> A self-taught cartographic illustrator, Pargeter's output includes similar panoramic relief maps of The Olympic Peaks, the Puget Sound Country, and Washington's Northwest Passages. In 1980, when this map was copyrighted, copies were available by mail-order from the Pargeter Company in Kent, Washington. Pargeter's maps were once available online but all available copies are reported as sold-out. <br><br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Tens of thousands of these maps have been sold over the years. All Pargeter's maps are true oblique projections. No planimetrics. All, but the pre-color-separated Olympic map have been full-color halftone shaded relief illustrations rendered in acrylics and a very fine brush, The renderings are based on U.S.G.S. topo quads with mountain "facial features" derived from aerial oblique angle photos taken by Pargeter". [1] </div><br> Source <br><br> [1] Online: Panorama maps. Pargeter. Online: http://www.panorama-map.com/pargeter/pargeter.html
6697Map Casco and Penobscot Bays Maine by Lepper.DetailsLepper, Ruth Rhoads1977
Pictorial Map Maine Coast Between Casco Bay Penobscot Bay Lepper
Lepper, Ruth Rhoads
1977
LOC:87
$450.00Lepper--Ruth-RhoadsPictorial-Map-Maine-Coast-Between-Casco-Bay-Penobscot-Bay-LepperA Map of the Maine Coast Between Casco and Penobscot Bays made and published circa 1977 by Ruth Rhoads Lepper, West Southport, Maine. The prominent compass rose topped by a fleur-de-lis is a signature feature of Ruth Lepper pictorial maps and in this case is uncolored. Geographic coverage includes only those areas of the Maine Coast between Casco Bay and Penobscot Bay. <br><br> Map is dated with reference to a very similar larger-scale map held at the Osher Library: The Maine Coast from Kittery to Cape Elizabeth." <br><br> Lepper included brief facts on her coastal maps related to local maritime history: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>On September 5, 1813, the U.S. brig. 'ENTERPRISE' captured the British brig. 'BOXER' The battle was fought in these waters. Both captains were killed.</li> <li>Dixie Bull, the pirate. sailed into Pemaquid- In 1632. He sacked the trading post & dwellings, carrying away booty amounting to 2500.</li> <li>The Virginia, first ship built by Englishmen on this Continent, was launched at Popham in 1608.</li> <li>Allen's Island - Aug. 9,1607 Colonists from "Gift of God" & "Mary & John" listen to a sermon of Thanksgiving -the first English service on New England soil.</li> </ul> </div>
6423Pictorial map of Cayo Hueso or Key West, Florida by Arthur Suchy.DetailsSuchy, Arthur Bartholomew1941
Cayo Hueso or Key West Florida Second Edition
Suchy, Arthur Bartholomew
1941
LOC:87
$375.00Suchy--Arthur-BartholomewCayo-Hueso--or-Key-West-Florida-Second-EditionStunning original second-edition pictorial birds-eye map of Cayo Hueso or Key West, Florida. Printed as designed in red ink. Designed, executed, produced and copyrighted by Arthur Suchy ca. 1941. Excellent detail on over 70 key locations that Suchy identifies alphabetically and numerically on a key that surrounds the view including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Cigar factories</li> <li>P.A.A. Airport</li> <li>Turtle crawls</li> <li>Fish market</li> <li>Warbler (helpful tug)</li> <li>Pepe's coffee shop</li> <li>Delmonico's</li> <li>Key West radio station</li> </ul> </div> Arthur Bartholomew Suchy (1901 - 1995) produced two editions of his famous map of Cayo Hueso- the first edition, larger and with full hand color was produced in a limited edition of 100 copies dated to 1940 and the second and smaller edition printed in red ink to 1941. [1] Includes numerous historical notes about Key West. <br><br> Suchy was issued a copyright for the collectors edition on Dec. 14, 1938. He filed a renewal application on Nov. 17, 1966. <br><br> [1] David Rumsey Map Collection at Stanford University Libraries
6426Pictorial birds-eye view map of Wellington New Zealand.DetailsPictorial Publications Limited1959
Pictorial map of Wellington, New Zealand
Pictorial Publications Limited
1959
LOC:90
$550.00Pictorial-Publications-LimitedPictorial-map-of-Wellington--New-ZealandApparently quite scarce original pictorial birds-eye view map of Wellington, New Zealand. The artist is unknown but the map was copyrighted and published ca. 1959 by Pictorial Publications Limited, Hastings, New Zealand. A fun, comical map of Wellington featuring local activities such as water-skiing, fishing, boating, swimming, and sailing. Small manuscript notation "Evening Post" on recto pointing to a building on Willis Street, downtown. <br><br> The map is surrounded with color photographic images of local Wellington, NZ attractions including: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>Oriental Bay</li> <li>Massey Memorial</li> <li>Wellington from Tinakori Heights</li> <li>Riddiford baths</li> <li>Carillon</li> <li>Parliament buildings</li> </ul></div> Text on verso with historical and tourist-related details. Manuscript dedication on verso.
6385A Pictorial Map of the Maine Coast by Ruth Rhoads Lepper.DetailsLepper, Ruth Rhoads1965
Pictorial Map of the Maine Coast from Rockland Schoodic Corea
Lepper, Ruth Rhoads
1965
LOC:87
$600.00Lepper--Ruth-RhoadsPictorial-Map-of-the-Maine-Coast-from-Rockland-Schoodic-CoreaFine, bright, pictorial map of the Maine Coast from Rockland, through Schoodic to Corea by Ruth Rhoads Lepper, West Southport, Maine. Second Edition ca. 1965. Printed by the Spaulding-Moss Company, Boston, Massachusetts. Inset map of the Schoodic Peninsula. Filled with numerous historical facts and notes. <br><br> David Rumsey estimates the date of a later, third edition at 1970. <br><br>
6413Small scarce map of British settlements in Asia with Singapore.DetailsFullarton, Archibald1870
British Settlements Malay Peninsula Singapore Malacca Penang Labouan
Fullarton, Archibald
1870
LOC:6
$650.00Fullarton--ArchibaldBritish-Settlements-Malay-Peninsula-Singapore-Malacca-Penang-LabouanScarce small map of British settlements, including Singapore, on the Malay Peninsula and on the coast of Borneo ca. 1870. By Archibald Fullarton. Engraved by J. Bartholomew, Edinburgh. Hand colored. <br><br> Five inset maps include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Malacca and Nanning. Taken by the British 1795, restored to the Dutch 1801, again taken 1817, restored 1818, and resumed a third time by the British in 1825.</li> <li>Sketch showing the positions of the British Settlements in the Malay Peninsula.</li> <li>Island of Singapore. Occupied by the British since 1818.</li> <li>Penang or Prince of Wales Island and Province Wellesley. Occupied by the British since 1786. Province Wellesley since 1802. Includes an inset of the city of George Town.</li> <li>Island of Labouan [ Labuan ] Off the Coast of Borneo. Ceded to the British 1846.</li> <li>Town and harbor of Singapore.</li> </ul> </div> Depth soundings. Mountains shown by hachuring.
6404Very nice pictorial map of Block Island, Rhode Island.DetailsOverly, Charles H.1973
Block Island Town of New Shoreham Rhode Island
Overly, Charles H.
1973
LOC:87
$185.00Overly--Charles-H-Block-Island-Town-of-New-Shoreham-Rhode-IslandVery nice pictorial map of Block Island, Rhode Island lying in Block Island Sound. A better quality edition after Charles H. Overly's original map first printed in 1957. The map is printed on laid paper with a light brown tint throughout to simulate age. Scarce. <br><br> Esta Gray operated a gift shop in Old Harbor, Block Island- Esta's Gifts of Distinction. In 1957 Esta commissioned Charles H. Overly draw the map of Block Island to sell to tourists visiting her shop. This edition of the map is estimated circa 1973 after Charles Overly's map which contained a double decorative border and a 1957 copyright notice among other differences. <br><br> Charles H. Overly (1908-1970) was a University of Vermont graduate and artist. Returning home after a long tour of Europe, Overly began the Charles H. Overly Studio in 1938. He is best known for sketches and paintings of New England historical landmarks.
6387Lithographed mid-20th century map of Marthas Vineyard, MA.DetailsParker, Larry1955
Pictorial Map of Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts
Parker, Larry
1955
LOC:87
$750.00Parker--LarryPictorial-Map-of-Martha-s-Vineyard-Island--MassachusettsOriginal, scarce, 1950's Martha's Vineyard Island, Massachusetts pictorial map by Larry Parker. This lithographed tourist map features bright, bold colors, inset pictorial images of island life, and text blocks of historical facts, all hallmarks of a tourist souvenir map. Slight gloss to the paper finish as typical. <br></br> Remarkable condition. <br></br> This 1950's era edition is based on Parker's earlier 1935 black and white map of Martha's Vineyard Island. Not only does the new edition feature vivid lithographed color, several changes were made to the content including below the rope-wrapped bollard where the text "Edgartown Harbor" does not appear directly below the bollard. On this colored edition of Parker's map the area is blank.
63882nd edition pictorial map of Penobscot Bay by A.D. Parker.DetailsPhillips, Luther Savage1963
Pictorial Map of Penobscot Bay Rare 2nd Edition
Phillips, Luther Savage
1963
LOC:87
$550.00Phillips--Luther-SavagePictorial-Map-of-Penobscot-Bay-Rare-2nd-EditionRare second edition of L. S. Phillips's (Luther Savage Phillips) 1940 first edition pictorial map of Penobscot Bay: "A Decorative Map of Penobscot Bay Region Showing the tidal coast of Maine from Camden to Blue Hill and Islesboro to Bangor." <br><br> This fine map is credited to Augustus D. Phillips, Luther's son, in 1963. Author attribution and dates are within, below left of the compass rose. Printed on quality laid paper. <br><br> No copies of A.D. Phillip's second edition are found online including WorldCat and AMPR.
6382Large QSL card map of Sable Island, Nova Scotia.DetailsVX9A1975
Scarce map of Sable Island, Nova Scotia in the form of a QSL card.
VX9A
1975
LOC:78
$150.00VX9AScarce-map-of-Sable-Island--Nova-Scotia-in-the-form-of-a-QSL-card-Scarce pictorial map of Sable Island, Nova Scotia, Canada as a QSL card. A QSL card is a written confirmation of two-way radiocommunication between two amateur radio stations, in this case between VX9A on Sable Island and W4UW on the 40 mhz (shortwave band) on November 2, 1975. <br></br> On card stock with one vertical and two horizontal folds, as issued. Verso with text and halftone images.
6361Antique U.S. Coast Survey chart of Key West Harbor, Florida .DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1914
Key West Harbor 1914
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1914
LOC:
$1,000.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyKey-West-Harbor-1914Large 42" x 34" U.S. Coast Survey chart of Key West Harbor, Florida . Issued September 1914 by the U.S. Department of Commerce / U.S. Coast Survey. Number 584. A scarce original nautical chart of Key West at 107 years old. Last date is 1914.
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.
2005
LOC:87
$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.
5470Early map of the island of Taiwan after Father de Mailla 1721.DetailsPrevost, Antoine-Francois1810
Early map of Taiwan or Formosa after de Mailla 1721 1810
Prevost, Antoine-Francois
1810
LOC:6
$600.00Prevost--Antoine-FrancoisEarly-map-of-Taiwan-or-Formosa-after-de-Mailla-1721-1810Early map of the island of Taiwan (Formosa / Formose) after a map from 1721 by Father de Mailla, a Jesuit priest. Father de Mailla's maps were published in volume 18 of <i>Lettres edifantes</i>, which dealt with the missions of the Jesuits on both hemispheres. <br></br> This copper-plate engraved antique map shows the extent of Chinese Imperial control over the western regions of Taiwan including the western coastlines of Taiwan and the adjacent Chinese mainland of Fujian province. Includes generalized, small-scale coverage of the Penghu Islands (the Pescadores) to the east of Taiwan in the Taiwan Strait. A more detailed look at the Penghu islands is available on another map after de Mailla in our inventory: <b>"Carte de Iles de Pong-hou …".</b> <br></br> Based on the volume and page collation numbers this antique map is believed to be from the Toulouse edition of <i>Lettres edifantes</i> printed in 1810.
5471Early map of the Penghu Islands after de Mailla in 1721.DetailsPrevost, Antoine-Francois1810
Early map Penghu Islands or Pescadores near Taiwan
Prevost, Antoine-Francois
1810
LOC:6
$250.00Prevost--Antoine-FrancoisEarly-map-Penghu-Islands-or-Pescadores-near-TaiwanScarce map of "Iles de Ponghou", the Penghu Islands (or Pescadores) in the Taiwan Strait off the east coast of Taiwan. After a map from 1721 by Father de Mailla, a Jesuit priest. Father de Mailla's maps were published in volume 18 of <i>Lettres edifantes</i>, which dealt with the missions of the Jesuits on both hemispheres. <br></br> Based on the volume and page collation numbers this antique map is believed to be from the Toulouse edition of <i>Lettres edifantes</i> printed in 1810. <br></br> Also, see de Mailla's early map of <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Prevost--Antoine-Francois/Title/Early-map-of-Taiwan-or-Formosa-after-de-Mailla-1721-1810/5470" target="_blank">the island of Taiwan</a> in our inventory.
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
1827
LOC:
$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]
5047Rare WPA funded pictorial map The Coral Isle of Key West.DetailsDornbush, Adrian1935
Depression era pictorial brochure 1st Edition map The Coral Isle of Key West
Dornbush, Adrian
1935
LOC:300
$300.00Dornbush--AdrianDepression-era-pictorial-brochure-1st-Edition-map-The-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 in 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> The brochure includes a fine 1st edition pictorial map (9" x 6") of Key West, Florida: "The Coral Isle of Key West" by artist Adrian Dornbush, 1935. The map (first edition) was engraved on a "miraculous" scale and shows key landmarks such as Duval Street, the lighthouse, the Martello Towers, and the yacht basin. Other FERA artists who contributed works to the brochure include Edward Bruce, Richard Sargeant, Avery Johnson, Klir Beck, and Richard Jansen. <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] https://keysarts.com/public_art/wpa.html <br> [2] <a href="https://www.rarecharts.com/ShowDetail/Creator/Dornbush--Adrian/Title/Depression-era-pictorial-brochure-with-variant-2nd-Edition-map-Coral-Isle-of-Key-West/5493" target="_blank">See the second edition here.</a>
5377Map of the Bahamas Channel near Cuba.DetailsLondon Magazine1762
Antique engraved Plan of the Straights of Bahama
London Magazine
1762
LOC:13
$325.00London-MagazineAntique-engraved-Plan-of-the-Straights-of-BahamaOriginal antique engraved map of the route taken by the British Fleet during their attack on the city of Havana, Cuba in 1762. <br></br> The map depicts the fleet's passage through the Old Bahamas Channel, a risky route just north of Cuba, through a channel only 10 miles wide at some points. The route taken by the British reduced the amount of warning time afforded to the Spanish Fleet. <br></br> Conducted during the Seven Years' War, the Siege of Havana was a successful British siege against Spanish-ruled Havana that lasted from March to August 1762. <br></br> "A Plan of the Straights of Bahama, through which the Expedition Fleet was Conducted in the Year 1762 against the Havana". Engraved for the London Magazine. Published from London by Baldwin in January 1763.
5365Very rare surveyors' plat map of Little Nahant island, Mass.DetailsAnonymous1890
Surveyors manuscript trace plat of Little Nahant Island, Massachusetts
Anonymous
1890
LOC:13
$750.00AnonymousSurveyors-manuscript-trace-plat-of-Little-Nahant-Island--MassachusettsVery rare unrecorded, manuscript surveyors' trace plat map of lots on Little Nahant Island, Massachusetts which lies north-east of Boston in Nahant Bay. The pen and ink trace, on supple surveyor's "tracing cloth" would have been used as a master to create blueprint copies. <br></br> Carries pencil surveyor's collation number 2013. Includes a fine late 19th century compass rose at bottom right. Estimated date ca. 1885. <br></br> Anonymous trace map but stylistically similar to those of W. H. Whitney from the 1890's.
5329Manuscript pen and ink antique map of the West Indies by Cruttwell.DetailsCruttwell, Eliza Ann1824
Fine antique manuscript map of West Indies Caribbean Florida
Cruttwell, Eliza Ann
1824
LOC:11
$435.00Cruttwell--Eliza-AnnFine-antique-manuscript-map-of-West-Indies-Caribbean-FloridaA very fine antique pen and ink manuscript map of the West Indies or Caribbean Sea stretching from Florida to South America. This beautiful one-of-a-kind map reflects extreme precision in execution with careful attention to fine detail and lettering. The map is original and 196 years old; it looks beautiful and fresh. <br></br> Shows and labels the provinces of West Florida and East Florida, on a Florida peninsula that has a squared-off form unlike other modern maps of the period and more like Mark Catesby's map of 1743. Includes the islands of Cuba, Santo Domingo, Porto Rico, Trinidad, Barbados, and many of the other usual suspects you would expect to see on a map of the West Indies. <br></br> This manuscript antique map of the West Indies, dated within to November 1824, is by signed by E. A. Cruttwell (probably Eliza Ann Cruttwell) (nee Wilson) the wife of Clement Wilson Cruttwell (1780-1816). Eliza Ann Cruttwell (1783-1858) was born in London, England. <br></br> Eliza Cruttwell's father-in-law, Rev. Clement Cruttwell (1743-1808) was a well known English publisher of maps and atlases. Clement Cruttwell is best known for his work "The New Universal Gazetteer ; or Geographical Dictionary … with twenty-eight whole sheet maps". London. Pub. G. Kearsley. 1798. That large gazetteer, in 3 volumes, was published in 19 editions. Clement Cruttwell's maps were published by G. G. & J. Robinson from London in 1799 in a separate atlas. <br></br> This map was part of a larger lot of manuscript maps by E. A. Cruttwell from the same atlas.
5327Antique nautical chart of Barbados by the British Admiralty.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1917
Admiralty sea chart of Barbados Bajan
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1917
LOC:51
$1,250.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAdmiralty-sea-chart-of-Barbados-BajanFine engraved antique nautical chart of the Island of Barbados first published by the British Admiralty in 1869 from a survey by Staff Commander J. Parsons, R.N. assisted by Navigating Lieut. H. R. Harris & G. Stanley R. N. This edition of the Barbados chart was published at the Admiralty on Feb. 26, 1873. This issue contains the latest corrections from 1917. <br></br> Two inset profile views of Barbados at bottom. Chart number 2485. <br></br> With two ink stamps for chart sellers from South America: Thomas Bruzzone e Hijos, Buenos Aires and Rodolfo Bosenberg, Libros y Mapas Maritimos [Buenos Aires].
5324Humorous birdseye view of the U. S. base at Johnston Island.DetailsAnonymous1947
Birdseye view of Johnston Island Atoll Pacific Ocean
Anonymous
1947
LOC:300
$295.00AnonymousBirdseye-view-of-Johnston-Island-Atoll-Pacific-OceanOne of a kind humorous birdseye view of the U. S. base at Johnston Island (also Johnston Atoll) in the Pacific Ocean. The author was clearly a member of the U. S. Armed Forces, probably Navy ("X.O.","yeomen", "chief"), who created this view as a memento or souvenir for others. Focus is one the off-hour entertainment and leisure activities on the island: Johnston Island Little Theater, Officer's Club, Ear Banger's Bar and Grill, J.I. Distillery, fishing, hobby shop, etc. <br></br> The date of this item is unclear but probably from the years immediately after WWII. Shows the troops engaged in construction activities. Quonset huts, four-engine propeller driven aircraft, and an airstrip apparently not paved and requiring watering to reduce the dust. No trace of heavy armament, or mention of the enemy, which would surely have been a major concern in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The Navy operated Johnston Island from 1934 to 1948 when the Air Force took over. The site was used for high-altitude nuclear tests in the 1950s and 1960s. <br></br> Reproduced with a diazo process.
5319Fine antique map of the Caribbean Islands by Dufour.DetailsDufour, Adolphe Hippolyte1850
Antique Map of the Caribbean or Antilles
Dufour, Adolphe Hippolyte
1850
LOC:11
$255.00Dufour--Adolphe-HippolyteAntique-Map-of-the-Caribbean-or-AntillesFine engraved antique map of the Caribbean Islands from Florida to Venezuela. Map created by French cartographer A. H. Dufour ca. 1850. <br></br> Islands are colored according to the country who's possession each island was ceded to- England, Spain, France, Holland, Denmark, or Sweden. Legend or table at top center assigning colors to each occupying nation. <br></br> Engraved by Leclercq. Published by Mangeon.
5306Antique Charts Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay.DetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Rare French charts of Vietnam Coast including Da Nang
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
LOC:9
$475.00Mannevillette--d-ApresRare-French-charts-of-Vietnam-Coast-including-Da-NangTwo original antique engraved charts on a single sheet: the Con Son Island Archipelago and Da Nang Bay including the Vietnam coast between the towns of Hue and Da Nang: "Plan de l'Isle Condor"; "Carte d'une Partie de la Cote de Cochinchine". <br></br> Includes three fine inset coastal elevation views: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Vue de l'Isle Champello ou Cham Collao.</li> <li>Vue de l'entrée de la Baye de Touranne (Da Nang was known as Tourane during the French colonial period)</li> <li>Vue de l'Isle Condor lorsque la Havre...</li> </ul> </div> From J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China. The Compagnie des Indes (French East India Company) appointed D'Apres de Mannevillette as director of maps and plans at Lorient in 1752.
5297Map and diagrams related to Edward Armstrong's Seadrome System.DetailsArmstrong, Edward Robert1927
Armstrong Seadrome map Floating airstrips Atlantic repeater station
Armstrong, Edward Robert
1927
LOC:1405
$750.00Armstrong--Edward-RobertArmstrong-Seadrome-map-Floating-airstrips-Atlantic-repeater-stationVery rare cyanotype (blueprint) engineering diagrams from 1927 and a Seadrome route map related to Edward Robert Armstrong's Seadrome System, a proposed system of floating airports. Armstrong's Seadrome was the first major concept for a stable floating structure at sea. Its design influenced the later development of the semi-submersible drilling rig. [1]. Armstrong's Seadrome Map (center of sheet) shows locations of repeater structures and airports planned to be anchored in the Atlantic Ocean. Only available original map of the Seadrome concept signed by Armstrong. <br></br> In the late 1920's aircraft did not have the capacity to carry passengers non-stop across the Atlantic. Armstrong's Seadrome System was designed to anchor huge landing fields in the Atlantic Ocean at 375 mile intervals, enabling short-range aircraft to hop across the Atlantic. <br></br> Signed at bottom right corner "E.R. Armstrong 5/16/27." <br></br> This diagram shows Armstrong's Seadrome semi-submersible concept, modified and adapted for use as a repeater station for trans-Atlantic cable traffic. The repeater stations were conceived in order to increase the bandwidth of cables across the Atlantic, which in the late 1920's was limited to a single telephone conversation. Through the use of Armstrong's semi-submersible repeater stations and two cables Bell Telephone engineers calculated that eight circuits across the Atlantic Ocean might be achievable. In the end, the floating repeater station idea was scrapped as it was believed impractical. [2] <br></br> [1] Pease, F. T. The Armstrong Seadrome: World's First Semi-Submersible Design ??? The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers. 13th Offshore Symposium, 24 February, Houston, Texas. January 21, 2004. [2] Jacobs, O.B. Bell Laboratories Record. Vol XXXV. Number 6. June 1957. p. 207. [3] https://sites.google.com/site/richardarthurnorton/edwardr.armstrong
5283Privately published resource map of Ossabaw Island, Georgia.DetailsTorrey, Bill Sr.1956
Rare privately published map of Ossabaw Island, Georgia
Torrey, Bill Sr.
1956
LOC:10
$750.00Torrey--Bill-Sr-Rare-privately-published-map-of-Ossabaw-Island--GeorgiaRare, a privately-published first edition map of Ossabaw Island, Georgia from 1956 with roads, woods, ponds, marsh, and artesian wells as the chief focus. Contains an inset map showing the generalized coastline from Savannah to Brunswick, Georgia. Just behind the Egg Islands, at the north end of Ossabaw Island, Torrey's Landing is simply labeled "Boat House". Two additional maps on the verso. <br></br> The map was created and privately published by William F. "Bill" Torrey Sr., the son of Henry Torrey and Nell Ford Torrey who purchased the island in 1924. Bill Torrey Sr. ran a timber operation and a cattle business, Circle T. Ranch, on Ossabaw Island in the 1950's. The cattle business Torrey operated was no doubt the reason that the location of artesian wells on the island was considered as a key data point. <br></br> Together the three maps were designed for use by visitors to the island, providing route details from the DeSoto hotel in Savannah, GA to the Torrey Dock at Vernon View (verso); then from the dock to St. Catherine's Sound and Ossabaw Sound (verso). Once visitors had docked at Torrey Landing boat house the map (recto) served as a guide to the entire island. This map, by Torrey who knew the island well, is the reference source for place names and island locations on more recent maps. Source (DuBose, Elizabeth. Executive Director, Ossabaw Island Foundation. June, 2020. Personal communication.) <br></br> Ossabaw Island is Georgia's third largest barrier island, with 26,000 acres total - 9,000 acres of high ground. Ossabaw is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the east; the Bear River/ Florida Passage of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west; the Ogeechee River to the north; and, St. Catherine’s Sound to the south.
5277Antique 19th-century nautical reference chart of the English Channel.DetailsStanford, Edward1900
Superb late 19th-century nautical chart of the English Channel
Stanford, Edward
1900
LOC:1409
$2,575.00Stanford--EdwardSuperb-late-19th-century-nautical-chart-of-the-English-ChannelA visually captivating and informative original antique 19th-century nautical reference chart of the English Channel with visible extent of lighthouses shown graphically. Uncommon. The few similar items that come to mind are Hardinge's 1874 "British Lighthouse Chart of General Coast Lights", and "A Chart Exhibiting the Light Houses and Light Vessels of the Coasts of Great Britain and Ireland" issued by the Corporation of the Trinity House, 1863. <br><br> This antique original, rolled, linen-backed chart, based on data from Lieutenant H.C. Lockyer in 1899, was published by Edward Stanford from Stanford's Geographical Establishment in London on March 1, 1900. Stanford's, established in 1853, remains in business today, now at 7 Mercer Walk in Covent Garden. <br></br> Coverage includes relevant portions of the coast of Ireland, Wales, England, and France, with Cornwall near chart center. <br><br> Scarce, especially in fine condition as this example. Only one institutional holding in WorldCat. <br></br> Contains drawings of the uniform system of buoyage: starboard-hand buoys, port-hand buoys, middle ground buoys; pillar, spar, and gas buoys; and wreck-marking vessels. Of great visual interest are the dozens of lighthouses identified on the chart with the range, frequency, duration, and color of each light provided for navigators. The chart is filled with tide tables, general information, soundings and distances and sailing directions for numerous ports. Topographical detail useful to navigators is shown for coastal locations and for those inland locations where the height of a feature warranted inclusion, e.g. Brecknock Mountain, Wales at 2862 ft. elevation. <br></br>
5243Antique nautical chart of Cuba, West Indies and Gulf of MexicoDetailsMalham, John1797
A Correct Chart of the West India Islands early Boston published
Malham, John
1797
LOC:200
$365.00Malham--JohnA-Correct-Chart-of-the-West-India-Islands-early-Boston-publishedAntique nautical chart showing the east coast of the United States south of Charlestown, South Carolina, the Gulf of Mexico, Cuba, Bahamas, Hispaniola, the West Indies, Central America, Columbia, and Venezuela south to the mouth of the Orinoco River. This chart has examples of interesting usage of terms that are today known only from history books: 'Spanish Main' for the southern Caribbean Sea; 'Terra Firma' denotes northern Colombia and Venezuela. Key noted cities include Charleston, Savannah, St. Augustine, New Orleans, Havana, Port Royal, Cartagena, Caracas. <br></br> From the rare first American edition of Malham's Naval Gazetteer, published by Spotswood and Nancrede in Boston in 1797. Early U.S. colonial nautical chart engravings are scarce. <BR> </BR> This chart comes from an early nautical gazetteer or geographical dictionary produced first in England and after 1796 in the United States by John Malham. Rev. John Malham was a prolific Yorkshire-born author who produced other diverse works that include "Navigation Made Easy and Familiar", "Twenty-Two Sermons on Doctrinal and Practical Subjects" and "The Scarcity of Wheat considered". Malham died near London in 1807. (Gentleman's Magazine, Vol 102, 1807, p. 568).<BR> </BR>
5237Bertius' antique map of the East Indies or Moluccas circa 1609.DetailsBertius, Petrus1609
Antique map of the East Indies or Moluccas
Bertius, Petrus
1609
LOC:6
$190.00Bertius--PetrusAntique-map-of-the-East-Indies-or-MoluccasInteresting original miniature antique map of the Maluku Archipelago or Moluccas near the Banda Sea ca. 1609 by Petrus Bertius. Includes Sulawesi, Timor, Seram and numerous other islands in the Malaku province of Indonesia.
5210Rare plan of Bregancon, France by F. CoronelliDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Coronelli's Forte di Brigancon ed Isole de yeres (Bregancon, Hyeres)
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
LOC:77
$245.00Coronelli--VincenzoCoronelli-s-Forte-di-Brigancon-ed-Isole-de-yeres-(Bregancon--Hyeres)Rare birdseye view of the island of Bregancon, France and the Isles de Hyeres by Coronelli. Today the island of Bregancon, near the French Riviera, is attached to the mainland by a short causeway. Includes the offshore islands of Tilan, Port Cros, Porquerolles and the village of San Margarita. Decorated with drawings of galleys under sail and oars. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from Coronelli's Teatro della Guerra. TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. (See also our smaller-scale chart of the entire Toulon harbor by Coronelli). Page 8. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.
5211Rare plan of Ile de Sainte-Marguerite, France by F. CoronelliDetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1706
Rare antique chart of French islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1706
LOC:77
$265.00Coronelli--VincenzoRare-antique-chart-of-French-islands-of--Sainte-Marguerite-and-Saint-HonoratRare chart of the a portion of the Cote d'Azur and islands of Sainte-Marguerite and Saint-Honorat off the coast of Cannes, (Canet) France near the Cap de Antibes. <br></br> This small well-engraved antique chart is from Coronelli's Teatro della Guerra. TEATRO DELLA GUERRA, DIVISO IN XXXXVIII. PARTI, IN CUI SONO ESATTAMENTE DELINEATI, E COMPENDIOSAMENTE DESCRITTI SIN L'ANNO M.DCC. NAPLES, 1706. Page 25. <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718), is considered as one of Italy's most famous and greatest cartographers and cosmographers to the Republic of Venice.
5207Antique Sea chart of the Nicobar Islands in the Bay of BengalDetailsMannevillette, d'Apres1775
Nautical chart of the Nicobar Islands Indian Ocean
Mannevillette, d'Apres
1775
LOC:9
$300.00Mannevillette--d-ApresNautical-chart-of-the-Nicobar-Islands-Indian-OceanOriginal engraved sea chart of the Nicobar Island Archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. Islands in the Nicobar Archipelago include Car Nicobar, Battimalym, Chowra, Great Nicobar, Little Nicobar, Katchal, Nancowry, and more. In 2013 UNESCO declared 85% of Great Nicobar Island, the largest, as the Great Nicobar Biosphere Reserve. <br></br> Manvillette's chart Includes an inset plan of the channel between the islands of Camorta, Nancowry, and Trincut which would have provided a harbor from storms but where navigation without the chart would have been dangerous: "Plan Particulier du Port Compris entre les Isles Nancaueri, Souri, et Tricutte." <br></br> This fine hand-colored nautical chart is from J. B. d'Apres de Mannevillette's sea atlas "Le Neptune Oriental ou routier general des Cotes des Indes orientales et de la Chine." Jean-Baptiste d'Après de Mannevillette (1707 - 1780) was a French sailor, navigator, and hydrographer active in the mid-18th century. Mannevillette studied mathematics and navigation in Paris before winning a commission as an officer on a merchant vessel headed for the West Indies. Mannevillette collected and revised a number of regional nautical charts during numerous voyages around Africa to India and China.
5197Antique map (1572) of the Hebrides and Orcades Islands, Scotland.DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1572
Isole Hebride et Orcade Scotland
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1572
LOC:7
$375.00Porcacchi--TomassoIsole-Hebride-et-Orcade-ScotlandAuthentic copperplate-engraved antique map (1572) of the Hebrides and Orcades Islands off the mainland of Scotland. This map of the Orcades and Hebrides was drawn by Tomasso Porcacchi and was engraved by Girolamo Porro. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.
5200Large wartime pictorial poster after US nuclear attacks on Japan.DetailsArmy Bureau of Current Affairs1945
Wartime pictorial maps one week after A-bombs on Japan
Army Bureau of Current Affairs
1945
LOC:62
$475.00Army-Bureau-of-Current-AffairsWartime-pictorial-maps-one-week-after-A-bombs-on-JapanLarge wartime pictorial poster issued less than one week after the United States used nuclear weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan. This issue, with a heavy emphasis on use of maps to communicate the progress of the war, was the first such to be issued by the [British] Army Bureau of Current Affairs (ABCA) after the United States dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9 respectively. The issue was published 3 days before Emperor Hirohito announced the total Japanese surrender on national radio. <br></br> The maps reflect the importance of the A-bomb to Allied war efforts and the hastiness with which this publication was revised before publication. No photographs or illustrations are present that show the mushroom cloud or the aftermath of the attacks. The verso contains text that does not reflect the news about the bomb: " … the counter invasion of this island empire [East Indies] has begun." <br></br> Printed on both sides: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><b>Recto:</b> Headings include "The close of 14 years of Jap aggression" with six inset pictorial maps charting Japanese aggression from 1933 to 1945. Japan's early successes and later defeat are reflected in the image of a sword-bearing Japanese soldier who grows fat with success and then thin with defeat. Also, photographs of the British Cabinet and news from the Potsdam conference.</li> <li><b>Verso:</b> "Riches of the Southern Seas". Large black and white pictorial map focused on the strategic value of key commodities in the Netherlands East Indies. Map contains pictograms for oil, rubber, rice, tin, and vegetable oils. </li> </ul> </div> ABCA MAP Review No. 72 From July 30th to August 12th, 1945. Drawn and issued by the Army Bureau of Current Affairs. Printed for H.M. Stationery Office by Fosh & Cross Ltd., [1945] <br></br> No copies of this issue found online. Scarce.
5186Map of Oakland Harbor development in Alameda, California.DetailsOakland Waterfront Company1916
Map of a Portion of Oakland Harbor and Alameda Encinal Basin
Oakland Waterfront Company
1916
LOC:63
$1,850.00Oakland-Waterfront-CompanyMap-of-a-Portion-of-Oakland-Harbor-and-Alameda-Encinal-BasinLarge original map and engineering drawing of the area surrounding Alameda's present-day Star Harbor re-development project. The map, with <b>numerous manuscript notations</b>, shows a portion of Oakland Harbor related to the contract for dredging in the area of what is now the Marina Village Yacht Harbor in Alameda, California. Toward the bottom the map clearly shows a <b>"line segregating high-and-dry land from marsh land."</b> <br></br> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_5186/SC_5186_Context.jpg" alt="Context map for the Oakland Harbor map of 1916" width="320" align="center" style="margin: 0px 20px"> <br></br> </br> This map was made in 1916 in the first decade after the City of Oakland took ownership of the waterfront (1907) after almost 50 years of private ownership by the Oakland Waterfront Company. The map shows Oakland Harbor from Webster Street with the Webster Street Bridge (1871-1928) and the Harrison Street Bridge (1898-1924) for the Southern Pacific Railroad; the western portion of Coast Guard Island, and those portions of Oakland and Alameda lying to the east just past Fortman Basin. <br></br> Oakland, California has a long history as an important transportation hub. Oakland was the western terminus for the Southern Pacific Railroad. Just east of the dredged area are the lands of the Alaska Packer's Association where, by 1925, the Encinal Basin was dredged for the use of cargo ships by what was to later become the Del Monte company. <br></br> Blueline base map with manuscript notations in red and green with hand-applied wash coloring. Dated within to 1916. Compiled by R.E. Demeritt, C.E. <br></br> Manuscript notations include engineering calculations and this statement: " <b>"Duplicate of this map delivered to Harrison S. Robinson January 28, 1919. Geo Sessions."</b> Harrison S. Robinson was an attorney in Oakland, California; George L. Sessions from Sessions Waterfront Company.
5183Manuscript French map "Iles Britanniques" or British Isles.DetailsHerbinet, B.1895
Manuscript map Iles Britanniques with submarine
Herbinet, B.
1895
LOC:200
$250.00Herbinet--B-Manuscript-map-Iles-Britanniques-with-submarineInteresting manuscript French map "Iles Britanniques" with vignettes illustrating the prowess of those isles at a time when Britain ruled the waves. Shows major roads or railways. <br></br> Inset vignettes include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A suspension bridge</li> <li>A coal mine</li> <li><b>An early submarine: "la Gombe. Bateau sous marine"</b></li> <li>A transitional three-masted warship with supplemental steam power </li> <li>A geyser</li> </ul> </div> Beautifully signed in manuscript "B. Herbinet Avril 1895"
5185Antique chart of Port Castries in the French West Indies.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1903
Island of St. Lucia Port Castries
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1903
LOC:51
$575.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeIsland-of-St--Lucia-Port-CastriesAntique chart of Port Castries in the French West Indies. Castries is the capital and a major port on the island of St. Lucia in the Caribbean. <br></br> Published at the Admiralty on November 13, 1865. Chart number 499.
5170Antique map of the Mediterranean Island of Cyprus by Porcacchi.DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1572
Antique map of Cyprus Cipro by Porcacchi
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1572
LOC:2
$375.00Porcacchi--TomassoAntique-map-of-Cyprus-Cipro-by-PorcacchiAuthentic copperplate-engraved antique map of the Mediterranean island of Cyprus (Cipro) by Tomasso Porcacchi. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.
5161Antique French Chart of the Chagos Islands, Indian Ocean.DetailsDepot de la Marine1870
Antique French Chart of the Chagos Islands with Diego Garcia
Depot de la Marine
1870
LOC:59
$1,300.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-Chart-of-the-Chagos-Islands-with-Diego-GarciaEngraved antique nautical chart of the Chagos Island Archipelago, in the Indian Ocean, based on surveys of Moresby and Powell of the British East India Company. Published by the French Admiralty (Depot de la Marine) in 1841 with essential corrections in 1870. <br></br> The Chagos Island lie in the Indian Ocean about 300 miles south of the Maldive Islands. Diego Garcia, a United States military base, is located in the southeastern portion of the Chagos Archipelago. <br></br> Contains the circular anchor stamp of the Depot General de la Marine. With a black over-stamp, partially illegible but believed for "Cartes de la Marine Impériale. Debrie Libraire au Harve, Seul Depositaire." <br></br> Price: two Francs. Engraved by Chassant. Chart number 943.
5162Plan of the island of Hispaniola by Amedee Frezier.DetailsFrezier, Amedee1725
Isle de S. Domingue
Frezier, Amedee
1725
LOC:51
$300.00Frezier--AmedeeIsle-de-S--DomingueMap of the island of Hispaniola by Amedee Francois Frezier (1682-1773). Includes portions of the Bahamas, Cuba, Jamaica, and Puerto Rico. Decorative dedicatory cartouche. <br><?br> Includes an inset plan "Plan de la Ville Espagnole de S. Domingue". Condition issues at right margin but should mat and frame nicely.
5158Antique Chart of Trincomalie, an important port in Sri Lanka.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1864
Antique Chart of the Bay and Harbor at Trincomalee Trincomalie Ceylon Sri Lanka
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1864
LOC:59
$400.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-the-Bay-and-Harbor-at-Trincomalee-Trincomalie-Ceylon-Sri-LankaChart of the Bay and Harbor of Trincomalee, an important port in Sri Lanka, which has been called the finest in the Indian Ocean. Published by the Hydrographical Office of the British Admiralty on July 3rd, 1834. Last corrected 1864. <br></br> The numerous key features on the map include Flagstaff Point, Fort Frederick, Lake Tamblegam, Great Bay, Norway Point, Elephant Ridge, Round Island, and Great Saber Island. Numerous soundings and marked anchorages. <br></br> In 1834 the Nautical Magazine described the chart: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Double-elephant. Includes the whole of Back Bay on the north and Great Bay on the south with Foul Point. It gives a complete view of the whole of the indented coast by which the harbour of Trincomalee is surrounded." </div> (Vol. 3, p. 690) <br></br> The same issue noted a similar sized but larger scale chart only of the "Harbour of Trincomalee" by Owen, Cannon, and Loring.
5154Iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands for Dole Pineapple.DetailsEdwards, Parker1937
Dole Pictorial Map of the Hawaiian Islands 1937
Edwards, Parker
1937
LOC:63
$1,100.00Edwards--ParkerDole-Pictorial-Map-of-the-Hawaiian-Islands-1937Iconic pictorial map of the Hawaiian Islands drawn by Parker Edwards and published by the Hawaiian Pineapple Co., Ltd. In 1937. Includes the original, franked (4 cent) cardboard mailing tube. This extremely decorative 3-foot wide map is very desirable and somewhat scarce in this excellent A+ condition. <br></br> Top of the sheet contains a decorative border featuring a colorful assortment of local plant life. Lower border displays many of the bright, exotic fish that inhabit the waters around the islands of Hawaii. <br></br> Title: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> The Dole Map of the Hawaiian Islands U.S.A. being a Descriptive Portrayal of the History, Transportation, Industries and Geography of the Territory of Hawaii, U.S.A. </ul> </div>
5152British Admiralty chart of the eastern Bermuda Islands.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Chart of eastern Bermuda Islands St. Georges
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
LOC:54
$450.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-eastern-Bermuda-Islands-St--GeorgesAntique engraved British Admiralty chart of the eastern Bermuda Islands-- St. George's Island, Paget Island, Smith's Island, and St. David's Island. Shows roads and buildings then existing in St. George's Town and the channel dredged into St, George's Harbor in 1916 and 1917. Edition of February, 1918. <br></br> This navigational chart of Bermuda was published in July 1897, but 1918, under the superintendence of Rear Admiral W. J. L. Wharton. Engraved by Davies and Company. Sold by J.D. Potter, London. <br></br> Chart number 1315.
5090Matchbook cover for the U.S. Navy survey vessel U.S.S. Bowditch.DetailsDiamond Match Company1942
Galapagos Islands survey by U.S.S. Bowditch match book cover
Diamond Match Company
1942
LOC:13
$40.00Diamond-Match-CompanyGalapagos-Islands-survey-by-U-S-S--Bowditch-match-book-coverScarce matchbook cover for the 386-foot U.S. Navy survey vessel U.S.S. Bowditch with an index map for their cruises of 1942-1943 to the Galapagos Islands, a part of Chile. Manufactured by the Diamond Match Company N.Y.C. <br></br> The USS Bowditch (AG 30) was first launched in 1929 at Copenhagen, Denmark, as the passenger ship Santa Inez. The Bowditch was outfitted as a surveying vessel and commissioned on 1 July 1940, with Commander E. E. Duval in command. <br></br> Departing Norfolk on 9 January 1942, the U.S.S. Bowditch steamed south to conduct surveys of the waters between Panama and Colombia, off the Galápagos Islands, and off the Cocos Islands in Costa Rica. <br></br> The following U.S. Navy charts were based on surveys conducted by the U.S.S. Bowditch in 1942 and 1943: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li># 5936 Approaches to Bahia Bartago, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.</li> <li># 5921 Eastern Approaches to Canal de San Salvador, Archipielago Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1943.</li> <li># 5931 Western approaches to Canal Bolivar, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Island). 1942.</li> <li># 5920 Isle Baltra, Archipielago de Colon (Galapagos Islands). 1942.</li> <li># 5959: Golfo de Guyaquil. 1943.</li> </ul> </div> The USS Bowditch was decommissioned in January, 1947
5079Admiralty chart of Ibiza and Formentera in the Mediterranean.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1973
Plans in the Islas Baleares from Spanish Government Charts
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1973
LOC:58
$175.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficePlans-in-the-Islas-Baleares-from-Spanish-Government-ChartsPlans of the islands Ibiza and Formentera in Spain's Mediterranean Balearic Islands. Engraved in 1902 and published from London in July 8, 1902 by the British Admiralty under the superintendence of Captain W. J. L. Wharton, Hydrographer. Charts are after the Spanish Government Charts, 1898 - 1900. This sheet with corrections to 1973. <br></br> Includes the Balearic Islands of Ibiza and Formentera at a scale of 1 / 195,000 and the channel between Ibiza and Espalmador at a scale of 1 / 36,420 <br></br> Chart number 3276. Crown Copyright Reserved.
5077Charts of Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1927
Chart of Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands 1927
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1927
LOC:59
$1,350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Harbours-and-Anchorages-in-the-Hawaiian-or-Sandwich-Islands-1927Bold, engraved chart with harbor plans in the Hawaiian Islands first published by the British Admiralty in 1891 but 1927. Retains the distinctive appearance of antique British nautical charts. "Harbours and Anchorages in the Hawaiian or Sandwich Islands from Surveys of the Hawaiian Government". Engraved by Edward Weller. Excellent topographic detail for mountains and hills. <br></br> Apparently, quite scarce. No record of a sale in AMPR and only one copy in WorldCat. <br></br> Published at the Admiralty, London, February 5, 1891 under the superintendence of Captain W. J. L. Wharton, Hydrographer. This edition: 1912. Last correction in 1927. Sold by J.D. Potter. <br></br> Includes large-scale harbor and anchorage plans for 12 locations in Hawaii: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Waimea Bay, Kauai</li> <li>Hanamaula Bay, Kauai</li> <li>Kapueokahi Bay, Maui</li> <li>Kaanapali Anchorage, Maui</li> <li>Lahaina Roads, Maui</li> <li>Pukoo Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Kaunakakai Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Kamalo Harbor, Molokai</li> <li>Waimea Bay, Oahu</li> <li>Waianae, Oahu</li> <li>Waialua Bay, Oahu</li> <li>Kawaihae Bay, Hawaii</li> <li>Mahukona Harbor, Hawaii</li> </ul> </div>
5067Large nautical chart for the eastern portion of Singapore Strait.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1941
Large chart of eastern Singapore Strait
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1941
LOC:59
$950.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeLarge-chart-of-eastern-Singapore-StraitLarge, used nautical chart for the eastern portion of Singapore Strait with eastern Singapore Island. Last corrections in 1941 were made shortly before the invasion of Singapore by Japan in February 1942. Manuscript ink lines with notation: "Keep south of this line." <br></br> Published at the Admiralty October 1, 1927 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral H.P. Douglas, Hydrographer. Chart number 3834. Engraved 1927. Verso is blank with file drawer label.
5064Advertising placard for Hotel Sevilla Havana, Cuba, 1908.DetailsFlorida East Coast Hotels1908
Scarce Hotel Sevilla, Havana Cuba Point of Sale Advertisement
Florida East Coast Hotels
1908
LOC:400
$325.00Florida-East-Coast-HotelsScarce-Hotel-Sevilla--Havana-Cuba-Point-of-Sale-AdvertisementRare point-of-sale advertising placard for the opening of Hotel Sevilla in Havana, Cuba. 1908. With information and six pasted photographs for Hotel Sevilla. Two sides on hard stock with red edging. Verso with two large photographs for Hotel Champlain. <br></br> The Hotel Sevilla was scheduled to open on December 1st, 1908 under the management of A.E. Dick: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "A new modern hotel with every convenience situated near the park and Prado, Expensively furnished throughout, delightfully comfortable, lofty ceilings, tiled floors, open courts, balconies, every room with a bath and other modern conveniences, electric lights, bells and telephones in every room." </div>
5050Map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando.DetailsLovett Company1925
Rare, early map of Nela Isle Subdivision Orlando Florida.
Lovett Company
1925
LOC:11
$350.00Lovett-CompanyRare--early-map-of-Nela-Isle-Subdivision-Orlando-Florida-Early, pre-construction map of the Nela Isle Subdivision on Lake Conway at Orlando, Florida in Orange County. Rare. Map on verso of a four-panel folding brochure. Dated within at August, 1925. <br></br> By The Lovett Company 118 S. Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida. Map drawn by M. Klein, Cleveland, Ohio. With an inset large-scale context map showing Nela Isle in the larger Orlando, Lake Conway, Pine Castle area. <br></br> Verso with title and a fine two-panel Artist's Conception of the New Bridge to Nela Isle. According to the brochure: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "Plans are being developed by the Florida Associated Engineers--- The Bridge will soon be a Reality. Watch Nela Grow." </div> MS signature of Geo[rge] W. Ireland 1897 (likely the phone number). Scale 1" = 200'.
5014Topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina, California.DetailsHealey, Charles T.1893
Scarce map of Catalina Island after Coast Survey
Healey, Charles T.
1893
LOC:77
$375.00Healey--Charles-T-Scarce-map-of-Catalina-Island-after-Coast-SurveyScarce topographical Map of the Island of Santa Catalina in part from the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 1893. Map is glued down to cover. <br></br> Folded on thin paper. Part of a scarce photo brochure "Souvenir of Catalina Island, California ca. 1895. Binding secured by ribbon through two punched holes at left. <br></br> With the route for Wilmington Transportation Company's Steamship Line.
4979Blueprint or cyanotype map of the San Juan Islands, Washington.DetailsWashington Map and Blueprint Company1895
Cyanotype map of San Juan County, Washington state
Washington Map and Blueprint Company
1895
LOC:88
$475.00Washington-Map-and-Blueprint-CompanyCyanotype-map-of-San-Juan-County--Washington-stateEarly blueprint (cyanotype) map of the San Juan Islands including Stuart Island, Waldron Island, Orcas Island, Shaw Island, Blakely Island, Lopez Island, San Juan Island and many more. Numerous water features include the Canal de Haro, San Juan Channel, President Channel, Rosario Strait, Strait of Juan de Fuca, and Thatcher Passage. Manuscript notations in red for several parcels of land on Orcas Island and Lopez Island. <br></br> Scarce. With detached fragmentary front cover of map. Price when issued 50 cents. <br></br> By the Washington Map and Blueprint Company, 607-11 Pacific Block, Seattle, Washington. That company was the successor to the O.P. Anderson Map and Blueprint Company, Engineers and Draughtsmen. Established 1885. <br></br> Printed by Lowman and Hanford Stationery and Printing Company.
4940French manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia.DetailsAnonymous1809
Manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia
Anonymous
1809
LOC:200
$975.00AnonymousManuscript-chart-of-the-island-of-Diego-GarciaFrench manuscript chart of the island of Diego Garcia. Diego Garcia, a coral atoll, is the largest and southernmost member of the Chagos Archipelago, in the central Indian Ocean. <br/><br/> Dated on or near May 2, 1809 when the French Governor of Mauritius Decaen granted rights over the island to Cayeux, the Didier brothers, and Lapotaire. Lapotaire was reported to have over 100 slaves working his copra plantation in 1809. The map clearly shows those three land holdings, with Didier at the southern end of the island. (Cawley, Charles. Colonies in Conflict: The History of the British Overseas Territories. Cambridge Scholars Publishing. 2015.) <br/></br/> "Portuguese explorers discovered Diego Garcia in the early 1500s. The islands remained uninhabited until the 18th century when the French established coconut and copra plantations with the help of slave labor. Diego Garcia became a possession of the United Kingdom after the Napoleonic wars, and from 1814 to 1965, it was a dependency of Mauritius." (Source: https://www.cs.mcgill.ca)
4937Very fine British Admiralty chart of Vancouver Island.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1925
Awesome Chart of Vancouver Island Washington Territory
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1925
LOC:65
$875.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAwesome-Chart-of-Vancouver-Island-Washington-TerritoryVery fine British Admiralty chart of Vancouver Island, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, San Juan Islands, the Washington Territory, Bellingham. An early 20th century copper-engraved chart with very fine detail. The topography and presentation are based on an earlier edition from the mid-19th century, with corrections as noted. With six fine inset elevation views of the coast. <br/><br/> "North America … West Coast … VANCOUVER ISLAND and Adjacent Shores of British Columbia Surveyed by Captain G.H. Richards, R.N." … First published by the Admiralty on Sept 25, 1865. Large corrections in 1890 and 1900 with last correction in 1925. Chart # 1917. <br/><br/> 'Sir George Henry Richards (1820 –1896) was hydrographer to the British Admiralty from 1864 to 1874. After joining the Royal Navy in 1832, Richards was a hydrographer on the coast of British Columbia in 1857–1862 and was the second British commissioner to the San Juan Islands Boundary Commission. Richards is responsible for the selection and designation of dozens of placenames along the British Columbia coast. <br/><br/> Richards conducted surveys in the Pacific Northwest aboard the survey ships Plumper, and later the Hecate. As second commissioner for the maritime boundary, he was tasked with a detailed survey of the waters between Vancouver Island and the American mainland, to help determine the location of the international boundary through the San Juan Islands. The survey was completed in June 1858.' (Dictionary of Canadian Biography. http://www.biographi.ca/en/bio.php?id_nbr=6394).
4894British Admiralty chart of Nantucket, MassachusettsDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1918
Antique Chart of Nantucket Sound and Eastern Approaches
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1918
LOC:53
$1,350.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-Chart-of-Nantucket-Sound-and-Eastern-ApproachesFine engraved British Admiralty navigation chart (1918) of Nantucket Island, Nantucket Sound and portions of "America" (what Nantucket locals seem to call the mainland U.S.A.). On Nantucket Island the chart shows some of the primary landmarks that guide visitors today: the Sankaty Head Light, Brant Point Lighthouse, Siasconset, Maddaket Harbor and more. <br></br> The chart, engraved by Edward Weller, is titled "United States East Coast. Nantucket Sound and Eastern Approaches. From United States Government Charts to 1914." <br></br> Notable locations shown on the mainland include Hyannis, Lewis Bay, Monomoy Island, Dennis Port, Harwich Port, and Chatham. Edition of February, 1916 with last corrections in 1918. <br></br> London. Published at the Admiralty, January 28, 1896 under the superintendence of Rear Admiral W.J.L. Wharton. C.B., F.R.S. Hydrographer. Sold by J.D. Potter. Chart number 2489.
4868British Chart Strait Pandang One Fathom Bank Singapore.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1957
Chart Malacca Strait Pandang One Fathom Bank to Singapore.
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1957
LOC:59
$500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-Malacca-Strait-Pandang-One-Fathom-Bank-to-Singapore-British Admiralty (United Kingdom Hydrographic Office) chart of the Strait of Malacca with portions of coastal Sumatra and Malaysia. Published May 21, 1954 but this sheet with corrections to 1957. Verso with a green ink stamp and the 1957 correction date by the seller: Iver C. Weilbach and Co. Copenhagen. <br></br> Singapore at bottom right. This presumed second state of the 1954 edition of 'Pandang and One Fathom Bank to Singapore' is distinguished by an expertly executed 2" x 3" pasted correction to coastal details at 103 degrees longitude in the vicinity of Senggarang. Includes the Johore Strait. <br></br> Scale 1/885,000. Chart number 1358.
4861Pre-depression era map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean.DetailsEdwards, Ham1929
Antique Map Catalina Island, California Depression-era
Edwards, Ham
1929
LOC:13
$150.00Edwards--HamAntique-Map-Catalina-Island--California-Depression-eraFine pre-depression-era brochure with a bright pictorial map of Catalina Island in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of Long Beach, California. Published by Wilmington Transportation Company who offered steamer services from the Catalina Steamer Terminal to Catalina Island from Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Pasadena. <br></br> Included in a six-page brochure with things to do, rates for trips and ferry service, photographs, and advertisements for local hotels including the "Largest one floor hotel in the world with 1250 rooms." Map predates the Great Crash of October 1929 by three months. <br></br> Drawn by "Ham" Edwards - Art Services.
4841Six charts from Belanske related to Vanderbilts cruises.DetailsBelanske, William E.1930
Charts related to Vanderbilts circumnavigation in 1930 Belanske
Belanske, William E.
1930
LOC:300
$750.00Belanske--William-E-Charts-related-to-Vanderbilts-circumnavigation-in-1930-BelanskeOne lot of six (6) charts, each well-marked recto and verso with blue ink stamps of William E. Belanske, two with MS annotations. Belanske was an artist and former curator of William K. Vanderbilt's Marine Museum on his estate near Centerport, Long Island. These charts are related to the 1931 - 1932 circumnavigation of the world by William K. Vanderbilt II aboard the Motor Ship Alva with Belanske aboard recording flora and fauna. <br></br> Two charts (Tuamotu and Marquesas) heavily annotated presumably in the hand of Belanske and based on research before the cruise. Topics include tattooing, sex morality, cannibalism, food, hunting, local personalities and notable historic events. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Near Takaroa: "Where Woronick the Parisian jewel expert bought the wonderful pearl that he made a fortune with. Mostly monsoons in these islands." <br></br> At Makatea: "Makatea is famous as the rendezvous of the infamous Marquesan half-caste Boraki the most picturesque pirate that ever sailed the South Pacific" </div> </br> Recto with Navy Department ink stamp for the corrections date. On the verso each chart bears the blue ink hand-stamp "Property of William E. Belanske" and numerous manuscript identifiers. The six charts include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><b>Tuamotu Archipelago from a Survey of the U.S. Ex Ex in 1839.</b> 1872 / 1930. U.S. Navy. No. 77. 35"x24" MS Annotations. </li> <li><b>The Marquesas Islands. From French Surveys in 1881 and 1882.</b> 1899 / 1930. U.S. Navy. No 1797. 21"x28". MS Annotations.</li> <li>Port Phaeton and Approaches. 1902 / 1930 U.S. Navy. No. 1992. 27"x20".</li> <li>East Coast of Viti Levu. 1914 / 1930. U.S. Navy. No. 2859. 38" x25"</li> <li> Whitsunday Island to Percy Isles. 1924 / 1930. U.S. Navy. No 3455. 39"x25"</li> <li>Borabora Island. 1902 / 1930 U.S. Navy. No. 2005. 22"x26".</li> </ul> </div>
4834Admiralty Chart of the South China Sea with SingaporeDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1912
China Sea Banka Strait to Singapore
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1912
LOC:59
$1,500.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChina-Sea-Banka-Strait-to-SingaporeFine original British Admiralty Chart of the South China Sea with Singapore featured prominently at top left. Singapore, at the south end of the Malay peninsula, was made a British colony in 1946 and in 1965 became an independent republic. Singapore is separated from the Malay Peninsula to the north by the Johor Strait. At the time of last correction (1912) the chart showed only two navigational lights on the island of Singapore. <br></br> South of Singapore, across the Singapore Strait, lie the Riau Archipelago (Kepulauan Riau) including the islands of Batam, Bintan, Rempang, Galang, and numerous smaller islands. <br></br> A scarce and desirable chart. <br></br> Moving south down the East Coast of Sumatra past the islands of Batam, Bintan, Ligga, and Singkep, the chart ends at the Banka Strait and Banka Island. <br></br> Verso with manuscript index labeling in several locations.
4832Early view of Kronstadt, Kotlin Island, and St. Petersburg, Russia.DetailsLimiers, Henri Philipp de1721
Fine etched view of Kronstadt and St. Petersburg, Russia
Limiers, Henri Philipp de
1721
LOC:13
$265.00Limiers--Henri-Philipp-deFine-etched-view-of-Kronstadt-and-St--Petersburg--RussiaEarly original engraved view of fortifications of Kronstadt (Cronstadt), Russia which Peter the Great founded on Kotlin (Retusari) Island in winter 1704 during the Great Northern War. Kotlin Island separates Neva Bay from the rest of the Gulf of Finland. <br></br> Despite the frigid conditions Imperial Russian forces quickly erected fortifications on the island: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> Under the command of Governor-general … Menshikov, workers used thousands of frames made of oak logs filled with stones which were carried by horses across the frozen sea, and placed in cuttings made in the ice. Thus, several new small islands were created, and forts were erected on them, virtually closing access to Saint-Petersburg by sea. Only two narrow navigable channels remained, with forts guarding them. (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kronstadt). </div> <br/> A few of the major features on this antique view of St. Petersburg may be identified by letter: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>A- St. Petersburg, Russia</li> <li>C - Kotlin Island (Retusari)</li> <li>D- Kronstadt Fortifications</li> </ul> </div> From "Histoire de Suede sous le Regne de Charles XII" by Limiers. Published from Amsterdam by Jansons & Waesberge. Tome 4. Page 188. <br></br> This view predates Bodenher's later, derivative print "Prospect von S. Petersgurg und der Insul Retusari" by 14 years.
4830Engraved map of the bay and islands of Santorini, Italy.DetailsRansonnette, Nicolas1783
Scarce antique map of the Bay at Santorini, Italy
Ransonnette, Nicolas
1783
LOC:13
$175.00Ransonnette--NicolasScarce-antique-map-of-the-Bay-at-Santorini--ItalyInteresting antique engraved map of the bay and islands of Santorini (Santorin), Italy. Shows the central portion of the volcanic caldera on "Isle Nouvelle" as emitting steam or smoke, an indication of recent and continuing volcanic activity on the island. Shows the Chateau de Searo. From "Illustrations de Lettres édifiantes et curieuses" by Nicolas Ransonnette (1745-1810). Tome 1, Page 78.
4821Nautical chart from 1770 containing three maps of Amelia Island area.DetailsJefferys, Thomas1770
Rare Original Antique Chart of Amelia Island, Florida and Vicinity
Jefferys, Thomas
1770
LOC:61
$4,000.00Jefferys--ThomasRare-Original-Antique-Chart-of-Amelia-Island--Florida-and-VicinityScarce engraved, hand-colored British navigation chart from 1770 containing three maps of Amelia Island, the Nassau River, Talbot Island and Cumberland Island, Georgia on the same sheet: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle; "> <li><b>Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida.</b> Based on an earlier survey by military engineer, surveyor, and cartographer John William Gerard de Brahm. De Brahm is known publishing “A Map of South Carolina and a Part of Georgia” in 1857.</b></li> <li><b>A Chart of the Entrance to the St. Mary's River taken by Captn. W. Fuller.</b></li> <li><b>A Chart of the Mouth of Nassau River and the Soundings on it taken at Low Water by Captn. W. Fuller.</b></li> </ul> </div> Dedicated to John Earl of Egmont by William Fuller. Published by Thomas Jefferys, London, March 1770.
4816Miniature version of Mercator's larger map of Iceland.DetailsMercator-Hondius1608
Miniature version of Mercator's Iceland
Mercator-Hondius
1608
LOC:77
$350.00Mercator-HondiusMiniature-version-of-Mercator-s-IcelandOriginal antique map of Iceland from the French-text edition of Jodocus Hondius' Atlas Minor, published from Amsterdam. <br></br> Decorative title cartouche with title "Island" and a different title "Islandia" above. Page 27. French text on verso. <br></br> A fine smaller version of Mercator's earlier and larger map of Iceland based on the cartography of the Bishop of Hólar, Gudbrandur Thorláksson. Thorlaksson (1541-1627) is credited with producing the first somewhat accurate map of Iceland, published in 1590 by Abraham Ortelius in his Theatrum Orbis Terrarum. <br></br> A spouting sea creature is shown in the sea at upper right, while ashore Mount Hekla "Hekla Mons" is shown erupting with massive flames and boulders. Partly legible notation at Mount Hekla appears to read "perpetus" suggests the volcano erupted constantly at the time.
4814Attractive map of the Bermuda, or Somer's Islands.DetailsBell, Euphemia Young1945
Map of The Bermuda Islands alias Somers Islands
Bell, Euphemia Young
1945
LOC:0
$120.00Bell--Euphemia-YoungMap-of-The-Bermuda-Islands-alias-Somers-IslandsColorful and very attractive map of Bermuda: "Map of The Bermuda Islands alias Somers Islands". The map was created by Euphemia Young Bell and published by 'Beautiful Bermuda' Publishing Co. as the front of a single-sheet brochure with numerous local Bermuda advertisements populating the verso. Publication of the book coincides with the end of World War II which marked the beginning of steady, sustained economic prosperity for Bermuda. <br></br> Folding map (8" x 6" folded) was copyrighted by Frank R. Bell in 1945 and sold with a cover as "The Standard Road and Railroad Map of the Beautiful Bermuda Islands." Inset maps of the City of Hamilton, and the Town of St. George. Large index of Places and Points of Interest including these categories: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Airports</li> <li>American Consulate General</li> <li>Banks</li> <li>Bicycle Garages</li> <li>Churches</li> <li>Ferry Landings</li> <li>Golf Links</li> <li>Government Offices</li> <li>Guest Houses</li> <li>Hospital</li> <li>Hotels</li> <li>Lodges and Clubs</li> <li>Motor Fuel</li> <li>Newspaper Offices</li> <li>Public Utilities</li> <li>Restaurants, etc.</li> <li>Sightseeing</li> <li>Theaters</li> <li>Transportation Offices</li> <li>Visitor's Information</li> <li>Railway Stations</li> </ul> </div></div> Lithographed by Hagstrom Company, Inc. N.Y. Map Makers. Seller's ink stamp on the cover.
4811Very attractive antique map of Martinique by Seutter.DetailsSeutter, Albrecht Carl1730
Fine antique map of Martinique in the Caribbean Sea
Seutter, Albrecht Carl
1730
LOC:51
$1,050.00Seutter--Albrecht-CarlFine-antique-map-of-Martinique-in-the-Caribbean-SeaBeautiful original antique engraved map of the <b>Caribbean island of Martinique</b> ca. 1730. This is a map that has much to offer when viewed up close: wonderful topography with trees, mountains, roads, and rivers. Many important locations and structures are identified directly on the map, for example in the area around Fort de France Bay (Baye et Cul de Sac Royal): l'Hopital le Capucins, Morne Rouge, le Fort Royal St. Louis, le Cul de Sac a Vache, Notre Dame de Grace, and Café des Navires. <br></br> Discovered by Columbus in 1493, he landed there in 1502 and named the island Martinica. Martinique was a French colony from 1635-1946 when it became the French Overseas Department of Martinique. <br></br> Fine decorative cartouche with Mercury, god of Commerce, hovering above and Poseidon below while half-clothed Native Americans are shown trading with Europeans. Title reads: "Representation la plus nouvelle et exacte de l'Ile Martinique, la premiere des Iles del' Amerique Antilles nommees Barlovento, aux depens de Matthieu Seutter , graveur de cartes geograph de S.M.I. a Augsbourg." <br></br> Top of the map with an interesting Avertissement in French and German "Pour rendre cette Carte a l'usage des Navigateurs…des Marques" or an explantion of symbols used on the map that would be useful to navigators including water mills ("moulins a eau"), anchorages for small boats ("mouillage pour les petits batimens"), and sugar mills ("sucrerie"). Some of the more heavily traveled bays show depth soundings and below-water navigational hazards.
4792Antique British Admiralty chart of Gran Canaria island.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1899
Antique British Chart of Gran Canaria island
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1899
LOC:54
$275.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeAntique-British-Chart-of-Gran-Canaria-islandAntique, used 1899 British Admiralty nautical chart of the island of Gran Canaria one of the Canary Islands of Spain, lying off the coast of northwest Africa. In 1900 the population of the entire group of Canary Islands was estimated at almost 360,000 individuals with the main exports consisting of wine, spirits, potatoes, tobacco, bananas, and cochineal. <br></br> Based on a survey by Lieutenant William Arlett (d. 1839) of the Royal Navy aboard the ship Aetna. With several manuscript notations and course plots in pencil, attesting to a well-used life aboard ship. Arlett's notes on his survey of the Canary Islands describes his impression of the island and the survey method of triangulation, employed across the entire island :<div class="indenttextblock"> "On the 14th December we arrived at Port la Luz in the island of La Gran Canaria, the Great Canary. This island is nearly circular and about twenty-four miles in diameter, or seventy-five in circumference. Its is mountainous, and the coast, gereally speaking, precipitous. " …<br></br> "A base having been measured, a triangulation was carried completely round the island, whence the soundings as well as the coast line were laid down trigonometrically. " (Arlett, W. The Journal of the Royal Geographic Society of London. Volume 6. 1836.)</div> <BR/> Highly detailed topography in the interior of the island. Includes these key features: Las Palmas, the capital city; la Luz Harbor; Ayrenaga Bay; Tenefe Point; Romeral Castle (Castillo); and Morro Colchas point with its lighthouse. With an inset plan of Maspalomas Anchorage and two inset coastal elevation views. Lighthouses are highlighted in yellow. <br></br> The chart was first published at the Admiralty in London on June 26th, 1848. Sold by J.D. Potter, agent for sale of Admiralty Charts, 14-5 Minories. Verso with MS chart collation number "5b". Number 1869. Numerous large and small corrections, the last correction in 1899.
4771Antique chart of Nantucket, Mass. and Nantucket Sound.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1916
Nantucket Sound Massachusetts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1916
LOC:53
$1,200.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyNantucket-Sound-MassachusettsFine antique engraved nautical chart first issued in 1915 covers the southeast portion of Cape Cod trending south and includes Hyannis Harbor, Tuckernuck Island and the islands of Nantucket, Monomoy, Chatham and eastern Nantucket Sound. <br></br> This bright antique chart bears a stamp at the bottom right in black ink that identifies this edition as corrected to May 29, 1916. Plate number 3446 for this 1915 ed. replaced the previous edition of 1909 which used plate number 2999. With the circular logo of the Department of Commerce and Labor. Chart number 111.
4769Pictorial map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast, Italy.DetailsSocieta Partenopea di Navigazione1970
Pictorial map of Amalfi Coast and Bay of Naples.
Societa Partenopea di Navigazione
1970
LOC:0
$35.00Societa-Partenopea-di-NavigazionePictorial-map-of-Amalfi-Coast-and-Bay-of-Naples-Decorative pictorial map of the Bay of Naples and Amalfi Coast area in Italy ca. 1970. Includes the islands of Capri, Ischia, and Procida linked with mainland towns of Pozzuoli, Napoli, Sorrento, Positano, and Amalfi. <br></br> This colorful small map was published by the Italian transportation service SPAN, the Societa Partenopea di Navigazione. Art by Cassese. With the SPAN flag and the phrase "con la SPAN verso mete felici" or Google-translated from Italian as "with SPAN towards happy destinations." <br></br> Verso with a complete SPAN timetable in English.
4770Fine cartographic depiction of the Florida Keys by the Admiralty.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1920
Large Antique Chart of The Florida Keys
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1920
LOC:61
$1,375.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeLarge-Antique-Chart-of-The-Florida-KeysFine antique British Admiralty sea chart with cartographic coverage of the islands of the <b>Florida Keys</b>. Hydrographic data on this early 1866 British navigational chart extend past Key West. Though updated to 1920, this scarce survivor retains the appearance of a 19th-century British copperplate-engraved nautical chart, a visual charm more recent charts do not generally possess. <br></br> An inset diagram shows an example <b>navigational beacon</b>, made of iron, 36 feet in height and carrying an identifying letter within a moveable vane. These beacons, or day marks, delineated the southern boundary of the Florida Keys. The accompanying note states: <br></br> <div class="indenttextblock"> <img src="/PageImages/Beacon for 4770.jpg" alt="Florida keys navigational beacons (day marks)" width="120" align="left" style="margin: 0px 20px"> "The Beacons marking the outer Florida Reefs are distinguished by Letter or Numbers in the vane which each carries, commencing off Key West and proceeding in alphabetical or numerical order toward Cape Florida. With the exceptions of that American Shoal which is brown and that on Fowey Rock which is black, the Beacons are all painted white. These beacons are likely to be washed away." </div> <br></br>Manuscript notations in pencil from a previous owner record eight of the beacons as "damaged." <br></br> This chart of Lower Matacumbe Cay to Boca Grande Cay should be treasured by anyone with interests in fishing, sailing, or boating in the Florida Keys. <br></br> After U.S. Coast Survey charts from the last half of the 19th century. First published by the British Admiralty on July 18, 1866, with several editions and later corrections after, the last correction in 1920. Originally sold by J.D. Potter, agents, London. Chart no. 1098.
4750Attractive antique copper engraved map of the island of Malta.DetailsBertius, Petrus1603
16th century map of Malta
Bertius, Petrus
1603
LOC:77
$380.00Bertius--Petrus16th-century-map-of-MaltaAttractive antique copper engraved map of the island of Malta (Melita), by Petrus Bertius. Contains a small vignette of St. Paul's shipwreck on the north of the island. <br></br> From "Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum Libri Quinque", the finest and most important edition of the "Caert Thresoor", the famous miniature atlas of Barent Langenes, 1598. <br></br> The map is engraved by Petrus Koerius , or Pieter Van Den Keere (1571-1646). Amsterdam: Cornelium Nicolai; Latin edition of 1603.
4746Decorative print of the Atlantic Coast and Amelia IslandDetailsLeary, Pat1987
Limited edition print of Amelia Island, Florida
Leary, Pat
1987
LOC:61
$175.00Leary--PatLimited-edition-print-of-Amelia-Island--FloridaSigned and numbered decorative limited-edition nautical print of the coast near <b>Amelia Island, Florida</b>. This fine modern print features a 20th-century Coast Survey chart of the Atlantic Coast in that area overlaid with a eighteenth-century "Plan of Amelia Island in East Florida" by Fuller/Jefferys. With images of shrimp boats, nets and other artifacts that evoke the laid-back low-country charm of that area. <br></br> Signed in pencil and dated within to 1987. Number 399/500. <br></br> A fine original gift for those with interests in boating, fishing, or beach recreation in the area near Amelia Island or the Florida Altantic Coast.
4730Antique chart of le Maire strait and Tierra de Fuego.DetailsRenneville, René Augustin Constantin de1725
Cote Meridionale de la Terre del Fuego
Renneville, René Augustin Constantin de
1725
LOC:77
$165.00Renneville--René-Augustin-Constantin-deCote-Meridionale-de-la-Terre-del-FuegoSmall antique chart of the southern Argentine portion of Tierra de Fuego, <b>Le Maire Strait</b> (about 18 miles in width), and Staten Island (Spanish: Isla de los Estados ). Key features include Mauritius Landt, Valentyns Bay, Isle de Diego Ramirez, Barneveldo Eylanden, and Withonds Bay. Tierra de Fuego is separated from the Argentine mainland by the Strait of Magellan. <br></br> From the French reissue of the account of early Dutch voyages first published in 1608 by Commelin: "Recueil des Voiages qui ont servi à l'établissement et aux progès de la Compagnie des Indes Orientales. <br></br> The French translation was by René Augustin Constantin de Renneville a 17th-century French author known for his works on the Inquisition, French Revolution, geography and religion. Recueil des Voyages was a multi-volume work about world voyages featuring full-page and folding engravings of landmarks, people, cultures as well as views and maps. <br></br> Amsterdam. Tome 9. Page 40. Dutch placenames and a French title. <br></br> In Richard Henry Dana Jr.'s book "Two Years Before the Mast" Staten Island is the first land seen from the ship after leaving San Diego. Dana describes the land as <div class="indenttextblock"> ". . . bare, broken, and girt with rocks and ice, with here and there, between rocks and broken hillocks, a little stunted vegetation of shrubs. . ." </div> A breeding colony of the Magellanic penguin is found in the Le Maire Strait on Isla de los Estados.
4727Early map of the Greek Dodecanese island of Rhodes (Rhodi).DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1572
Very old antique map of Rhodes, Greece
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1572
LOC:2
$275.00Porcacchi--TomassoVery-old-antique-map-of-Rhodes--GreeceAuthentic copperplate-engraved antique map (1572) of the Greek Dodecanese island of Rhodes (Rhodi) engraved by Girolamo Porro and drawn by Tomasso Porcacchi. Numerous fantastical sea serpents and monstrous fishes fill empty areas in the finely stippled seas. A few of the key features include smaller islands of Carchi, Limona, San Nicolo, and Tranquilla. Detail in the interior of Rhodes includes towns or villages of Villanova, Camira, Aganca, Zalfo, Sorini, Fiando, Rufarcangeli Farado, and more. The port of Rhodes or Rhodos is shown surrounded by fortified walls with several guard towers. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572.
4707Antique chart of Ibiza and Formentera part of the Balearic islands.DetailsMichelot and Bremond1730
Antique French nautical chart of Ibiza and Formentera, Balearic Islands, Spain
Michelot and Bremond
1730
LOC:13
$350.00Michelot-and-BremondAntique-French-nautical-chart-of-Ibiza-and-Formentera--Balearic-Islands--SpainAttractive and authentic antique engraved nautical chart of the <b>Balearic islands of Ibiza and Formentera, Spain.</b> Includes the noted locations of St. Hilaire, Porto Magno, Cap Saline, Isle des Salines, and Isle Tagomago. The authors identify anchorages, navigation hazards, depth soundings, watering locations, and a shallow northern passage between the islands labeled "on peut passer ici par un beau tems." Shows the port and the town of Elvissa labeled "Yvice". <BR> </BR> This small antique chart is one of 37 port plans and harbor charts published by Henry Michelot and Laurens Bremond ca. 1730 in their small-scale atlas of Mediterranean ports: "Recueil de Plusieurs Plans de Ports et Rades de la Mer Mediterranée." <BR> </BR> Contains a carefully colored compass rose with north oriented to the right,
4702Antique plan of Diu Island, IndiaDetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1750
Antique plan of Diu Island, India
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1750
LOC:13
$155.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-plan-of-Diu-Island--IndiaAntique plan of Diu Island and the Portuguese fortress at Diu, in Gujarat province, India. Includes St. Paul church, a mosque, and several defensive positions. <br></br> Shows the port and fortification of Diu once called the "Gibraltar of the East', with the hospital, the church of St. Paul and St. Jago. The fortification was the site of the Battle of Diu in 1509 between Portugal and a fleet of ships of the Ottoman, Egyptian, Venetian, allies of the Sultan of Gujarat, Mahmud Begada. Diu remained in possession of the Portuguese from 1535 until 1961, when it fell to troops of the Indian Union. <br></br> Re-engraved by von Schley after a French view by J.N. Bellin and published in Amsterdam in a Dutch edition of L'Histoire Generale des Voyages. Verso is blank.
4696Map of the Balearic islands of Majorca and Minorca, Spain.DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Descriptio Maioricae et Minoricae
Bertius, Petrus
1616
LOC:13
$350.00Bertius--PetrusDescriptio-Maioricae-et-MinoricaeColorful miniature antique map of the <b>Balearic Islands</b> (Baleares) of Majorca and Minorca, Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. This lovely copper-plate engraved map is from a Latin edition of Petrus Bertius' <b>Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum</b>. The basis of the "Tabularum" was the atlas Caert Thresoor by Barent Langenes, first published in 1598. Key named features include Porto Pin, Calafigur, Calalonga, Menacor, Cabo Formentelli, Porto Fornelle, and San Catharina. <br></br> Sea monsters and a lateen-rigged sailing ship beautifully decorate the map while filling empty areas in the sea. In the crow's nest high above the deck a sailor is depicted throwing objects overboard, a detail perhaps related to a ritual of good fortune. <br></br> Latin text on verso.
5196Map of the Balearic islands of Majorca and Minorca, Spain.DetailsBertius, Petrus1616
Majorcae Et Minorcae Descrip
Bertius, Petrus
1616
LOC:77
$325.00Bertius--PetrusMajorcae-Et-Minorcae-DescripUncolored miniature antique map of the <b>Balearic Islands</b> (Baleares) of Majorca and Minorca, Spain in the Mediterranean Sea. Key named features include Porto Pin, Calafigur, Calalonga, Menacor, Cabo Formentelli, Porto Fornelle, and San Catharina. Sea monsters and a lateen-rigged sailing ship beautifully decorate the map while filling empty areas in the sea. In the crow's nest high above the deck a sailor is depicted throwing objects overboard, a detail perhaps related to a ritual of good fortune. <br></br> This fine copper-plate engraved map of Mallorca from a <b>French edition</b> of Petrus Bertius' <b>Tabularum Geographicarum Contractarum</b>. The basis of the "Tabularum" was the atlas Caert Thresoor by Barent Langenes, first published in 1598. <br></br> French text on verso. <br></br> [ Mallorca, Majorca, Majorcae, Minorca, Menorca, Minorcae ]
3691Map or plan of the  harbor at Rhodes, Greece by John Luffman.DetailsLuffman, John1801
Antique plan of the harbor at Rhodes, Greece for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1801
LOC:77
$230.00Luffman--JohnAntique-plan-of-the-harbor-at-Rhodes--Greece-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansFine copper-plate engraved plan of the harbor at Rhodes, Greece, the largest of Greece's Dodecanese islands. Shows the two jetties at the harbor entrance each protected by two fortified positions. Along with the city walls, depth soundings and anchorages are clearly marked. Luffman notes: <div class="indenttextblock"> "The harbour of Rhodes is situated in the island of the same name in the Mediterranean Sea. Here stood the famous colossal statue of Apollo. The city is Lat 36.24 N Long 28.12 E of London." </div> </BR> <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street. London. March 1, 1801. Volume II, Number 1. <br></br> Luffman also provided similar engravings to this at about the same time for J.T. Serres' "The Little Sea Torch: or, True Guide for Coasting Pilots." Serres translated the Little Sea Torch from an earlier illustrated coasting pilot guide, based on Bougard's "Le petit flambeau de la mer", first published in 1684. <br></br> John Luffman (1751-1821) began his career as an engraver, producing a very large and fine map of Antigua, where he had resided in 1787 and 1789. That map was published by Luffman to accompany his 'A Brief Account of the Island of Antigua', 1788." Luffman shared the same sad fate as many publishers and was declared bankrupt on 9th March, 1793. Moving forward Luffman was more cautious and produced small format atlases and handy-sized maps of the theatres of war, principal towns and cities and battle-plans relating to the Wars of the French directorate and the subsequent Napoleonic War.
3666Map of the Normandy coast and Channel Islands.DetailsAvery, Joseph1779
Rare chart of the Channel Islands after Joseph Avery
Avery, Joseph
1779
LOC:57
$4,200.00Avery--JosephRare-chart-of-the-Channel-Islands-after-Joseph-AveryUnrecorded French chart of Îles de la Manche in the English Channel- the Normandy coast and Channel Islands after the survey of Joseph Avery. Islands include Alderney, Guernsey, Jersey, Herm, and Sark. <br></br> Though similar to Beaurain's chart of 1757, no copy of this very attractive work after Avery is found online nor in AMPR. No copy of Avery's own original survey is found anywhere but his work should be dated between 1721 and 1742. <br></br> Joseph Avery was born in Scotland and is known to have charted the southern coast of England ca. 1721 and to have published a "well approved" map of that work. Avery emigrated to Charleston, SC where he worked as a ship builder and was hired in 1742 as surveyor to the Georgia province. (Cadle, Farris W. Georgia Land Surveying History and Law. University of Georgia Press. 1991. Pages 4-26) <br></br> J.F.W. DeBarres chart of the Coast Rivers and Inlets of the Province of Georgia (1780) is credited to be after the work of Joseph Avery and others.
3660Mallet's small and very interesting view of Iceland.DetailsMallet, Allain Manesson1719
Neat antique view of Iceland
Mallet, Allain Manesson
1719
LOC:77
$175.00Mallet--Allain-ManessonNeat-antique-view-of-IcelandManneson-Mallet's small and very interesting view of Hecla a volcano on Iceland, a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Hekla (Hecla) is a large and active volcano on the south of Iceland, part of a 40 mile long volcanic ridge.
3652Antique British chart of the Falkland Islands by Fitzroy.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1880
Scarce British chart of the Falklands from Fitzroy, Robinson, and Sullivan
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1880
LOC:51
$4,000.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeScarce-British-chart-of-the-Falklands-from-Fitzroy--Robinson--and-SullivanScarce, perhaps very rare, British hydrographic chart of the Falkland Islands based on observations taken during the surveys of Captain Robert Fitzroy (1805 -1865) and others. Includes ten coastal elevation views of the Falklands as seen from sea. Published by an act of Parliament in 1841 this chart was printed with corrections and additions in 1880. With the seller's oval blue ink stamp of Phillip, Son & Nephew, Agents for the Admiralty Charts, 49 South Castle Street, Liverpool. <br></br> No holdings of this chart are found in OCLC, no examples are online for sale. No records in AMPR. <br></br> Robert Fitzroy studied at the Royal Naval College. His first command was the famed sloop HMS Beagle. During the Beagle's second voyage (Dec. 1831 - Oct. 1836) Fitzroy surveyed the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan, accompanied by the naturalist Charles Darwin, whose later publications were largely based on discoveries and observations made during this voyage. Darwin and Fitzroy shared quarters aboard the Beagle and their discussions aboard ship are believed to have greatly influenced Darwin. <br></br> The main purpose of the expedition was to conduct a hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America. The voyages of the Beagle established FitzRoy as an excellent navigator, a sound surveyor and a man of science. Suffering from depression, Fitzroy took his own life with a straight razor in 1865. Today a settlement on East Falkland is named in honor of Robert Fitzroy. <br></br> Chart no. 1354.
3653Antique British chart of the Stanley Harbor in the Falklands Is.DetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1875
Scarce British chart of East Falkland Island and Stanley Harbor
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1875
LOC:51
$3,200.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeScarce-British-chart-of-East-Falkland-Island-and-Stanley-HarborScarce, perhaps very rare, British hydrographic chart of the Stanley Harbor, Port William, and Port Harriett in the Falkland Islands. The chart is based on observations taken during the surveys of Captain Robert Fitzroy (1805 -1865) during the second voyage of the HMS Beagle. Includes an elevation view of the Cape Pembroke lighthouse. <br></br> A search of OCLC/WorldCat revealed that no libraries were found to hold the chart and no examples are online for sale. One instance of a sale of this chart is recorded in the Antique Map Price Record, in 2006. <br></br> Originally published by an act of Parliament in 1847. This chart was printed with corrections and additions in 1875 from London. With the seller's oval blue ink stamp of Phillip, Son & Nephew, Agents for the Admiralty Charts, 49 South Castle Street, Liverpool. Last correction 1875. <br></br> Robert Fitzroy studied at the Royal Naval College. His first command was the famed sloop HMS Beagle. During the Beagle's second voyage (Dec. 1831 - Oct. 1836) Fitzroy surveyed the coasts of Patagonia, Tierra del Fuego and the Straits of Magellan, accompanied by the naturalist Charles Darwin, whose later publications were largely based on discoveries and observations made during this voyage. Darwin and Fitzroy shared quarters aboard the Beagle and their discussions aboard ship are believed to have greatly influenced Darwin. <br></br> The main purpose of the expedition was to conduct a hydrographic survey of the coasts of the southern part of South America. The voyages of the Beagle established FitzRoy as an excellent navigator, a sound surveyor and a man of science. Suffering from depression, Fitzroy took his own life with a straight razor in 1865. Today a settlement on East Falkland is named in honor of Robert Fitzroy. <br></br> Chart no. 1774.
3630Early chart of St. John Harbor on Zarembo Island in Alaska.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1888
Early chart of St. John Harbor, Zarembo Island, Alaska
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1888
LOC:10
$300.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyEarly-chart-of-St--John-Harbor--Zarembo-Island--AlaskaEarly chart of St. John Harbor on Zarembo Island in S.E. Alaska. Printed by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey as a separately issued harbor chart for a price of 15 cents at the time. <br></br> Zarembo Island is an island in the Alexander Archipelago of southeastern Alaska, United States. It lies directly south of Mitkof Island and northwest of Etolin Island. <br></br> Rare to find old Coast Survey charts of this remote an area on such heavy paper. With red stamp of the U.S. Geological Survey library. Chart is believed to have been an institutional file copy.
3602Antique French sea chart of northern Cuba and the BahamasDetailsDepot de la Marine1801
Antique French sea chart of northern Cuba and the Bahamas
Depot de la Marine
1801
LOC:51
$700.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-French-sea-chart-of-northern-Cuba-and-the-BahamasAuthentic, old French nautical chart, an attractive antique engraving with hand coloring ca. 1801. Inset plans include: <div class="indenttextblock">"Plan du Mouillage que forment les Cayesde Piedra, Mono, Monillo et autres ajacentes."</div> <div class="indenttextblock">"Plan du Mouillage que forment les Cayes Verde et Confites." <br></br> French antique navigation chart of the "Vieux Canal" or old canal of the Bahamas. Other features (in French) include Canal de Santarem and Banc de Los Rocques. Inset chart of the anchorage near Cayo Blanco ("les Cayes de Piedras, Monillo, et autres ajacentes") and of the anchorage at Cayo Verde and Cayo Confites. Circular logo of the Depot de la Marine. <br></br> "Carte Reduite d'Une Partie du Vieux Canal de Bahama st des Bancs Adjacents". Dated "l'An X" (10th year of the Revolutionary calendar). Published in Paris.
2565Fine antique hydrographic survey chart of Biscayne Bay.DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey1855
Preliminary Chart of Florida Reefs from Key Biscayne
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
1855
LOC:200
$475.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyPreliminary-Chart-of-Florida-Reefs-from-Key-BiscayneFine antique hydrographic survey chart of <b>Biscayne Bay</b>, Florida and surrounding area. Hundreds, perhaps thousands of depth soundings. <br></br> Miami, Florida is distinctly noted at the very top while a lighthouse is noted at the southern tip of Cape Florida. Other named features include: Old Rhodes Bank, Caesars Creek Bank, Elliott's Key, Triumph Reef, and Virginia Key. <br></br> Recommended reference for <b>treasure hunters</b>. Shows some locations of wrecks, dangerous reefs and banks. <br></br> Includes a list of abbreviations used to denote the sea floor composition (ex: S for Sand , C for clay). <br></br> A preliminary reduced-format hydrographic survey chart from a U.S. Coast Survey atlas with the U.S.C.G.S. circular winged logo. On thin paper with folds as issued.
2562Fine 18th-century antique French map of Spitsbergen.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1758
Antique French map of Spitsbergen, Norway
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1758
LOC:88
$270.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-French-map-of-Spitsbergen--NorwayFine 18th-century antique French map of Spits-berg (Spitsbergen), in today's Svalbard Islands - in northern Norway; the largest Norwegian island. One of the most northern regions to be discovered by Europeans, the place names seen here reflect the nationalities of those early travellers, English, Dutch, Scandinavian and French. Spitsbergen was first used as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries. <br></br> The first known sighting of Spitsbergen by a European was by Willem Barentsz, who came across it in 1596 while searching for the Northern Sea Route. <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages", less than twenty years before Captain Cook's famous voyage. Page 192. Book 17.
2518Steel engraved map of Cyprus.DetailsGraves, Thomas1850
Antique map of Cyprus from Thomas Graves
Graves, Thomas
1850
LOC:4
$280.00Graves--ThomasAntique-map-of-Cyprus-from-Thomas-GravesSteel engraved map of Cyprus based on a large chart produced after the survey by Admiral Thomas Graves in 1849. <br></br> From Longbeare and Howson. The Life and Epistles of St. Paul. London: Published by Longman & Co.
1470French antique navigation chart of the "Vieux Canal" of the BahamasDetailsDepot de la Marine1801
French antique chart of the Bahamas old channel and northern Cuba
Depot de la Marine
1801
LOC:67
$489.00Depot-de-la-MarineFrench-antique-chart-of-the-Bahamas-old-channel-and-northern-CubaFrench antique navigation chart of the "Vieux Canal" or old canal of the Bahamas. Other features (in French) include Canal de Santarem and Banc de Los Rocques. Inset chart of the anchorage near Cayo Blanco ("les Cayes de Piedras, Monillo, et autres ajacentes") and of the anchorage at Cayo Verde and Cayo Confites. Circular logo of the Depot de la Marine.
1460Fine antique British chart of the island of Guadeloupe.DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of Guadeloupe in the Caribbean Sea Jefferys Sayer
Jefferys, Thomas
1775
LOC:51
$800.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-Guadeloupe-in-the-Caribbean-Sea-Jefferys-SayerFine antique British chart of the island of Guadeloupe ("Guadaloupe") in the Caribbean Sea. Includes the nearby islets of Marie-Galante, Isle des Saintes, Petit Terre, and la Desirade. Jefferys names three main sections of Guadeloupe: Basse Terre, Cares Terre, and Grand Terre. With depth soundings, sand banks, and anchorages identified. Fine central compass rose. <br></br> Attribution reads: London. Printed for Robert Sayer Map and Printseller. No. 53 Fleet Street as the act directs 20 February, 1775. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. The volume combined both the elements of an atlas and a pilot, with geographic and hydrographic information. The maps include those for the larger individual islands of the West Indies. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a>
1459Decorative antique map of the Caribbean Islands by Zatta.DetailsZatta, Antonio1785
French, English and Spanish Islands in the Caribbean Sea
Zatta, Antonio
1785
LOC:10
$425.00Zatta--AntonioFrench--English-and-Spanish-Islands-in-the-Caribbean-SeaFine antique decorative map of the Caribbean Islands "Arcipelago delle Antille" with a beautiful and colorful title cartouche published from Venice, Italy. Shows Florida as an archipelago of islands. Antonio Zatta issued this attractive antique engraving in his "Atlante Novissimo" in 1785.
1449Chart of Bermuda or Summer's Island by Sayer after Lempriere.DetailsLempriere, Clement1775
Bermuda or Summer's Island West-India Atlas Lempriere Jefferys Sayer
Lempriere, Clement
1775
LOC:51
$4,500.00Lempriere--Clement-Bermuda-or-Summer-s-Island-West-India-Atlas-Lempriere-Jefferys-Sayer<div class="indenttextblock"> "This coast is the boldest in Bermuda and in some places the Largest Ships may with safety come within half gun shot of shore." </BR></BR> "Here in the months of March, April, and May they Fish for Whales." </div> </BR> Above are a few of the notes from this fine antique chart of Bermuda. An extremely desirable British chart titled: "The Bermuda's or Summer's Islands." After a survey by Clement Lempriere. This is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and later Laurie and Whittle.<a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> On age-appropriate laid watermarked paper with a fleur-de-lis surmounted by a crown <br></br> During Bermuda's colonial period ca. 1615 the island was divided into eight equally-sized administrative areas west of St. George's called <b>"tribes" (parishes)</b>. These "tribes" were areas of land partitioned off to the principal investors of the Somers Isles Company. <br></br> From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. …" Authors: Clement Lempriere (original survey), Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1448Sayer map of Curacao, Caribbean Sea.Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1775
Curacao by Gerard van Keulen West-India Atlas Jefferys Sayer
van Keulen, Gerard
1775
LOC:51
$1,800.00van-Keulen--GerardCuracao-by-Gerard-van-Keulen-West-India-Atlas-Jefferys-SayerFine, very desirable chart of Curaçao in the Lesser Antilles of the Caribbean Sea. Inset plan of Fort Amsterdam, in Willemstad, constructed in 1634 by the Dutch West India Company. A beautiful British published chart based on hydrographic surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard van Keulen. <br></br> The chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> From: "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1450Jefferys: Sayer map of Jamaica, Caribbean Sea.Detailsvan Keulen, Gerard1775
Jefferys Sayers Chart of Jamaica from West-India Atlas
van Keulen, Gerard
1775
LOC:51
$450.00van-Keulen--GerardJefferys-Sayers-Chart-of-Jamaica-from-West-India-AtlasAttractive, very desirable antique British chart of the Island of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea by Thomas Jefferys. After surveys by Dutch cartographer Gerard Van Keulen. <br></br> This spectacular chart is from the scarce <b>first issue of The West-India Atlas, 1775 by Sayer</b>, the other issues being 1781, 1787, 1794, 1796, 1807, and 1818 published by Sayer and then Laurie and Whittle. <a href="https://www.davidrumsey.com/home" target="_blank">(Online).</a> <br></br> "The West-India Atlas: or, A Compendious Description of the West-Indies: illustrated with Forty Correct Charts and Maps, taken from Actual Surveys. Together with An Historical Account of the Several Countries and Islands which compose that part of the world. Their Discovery, Situation, Extent, Boundaries, Product, Trade, Inhabitants, Strength, Government, Religion, &c." Authors: Gerard van Keulen, Thomas Jefferys. Publishers: Robert Sayer. Jefferys died in 1771; Sayer acquired Jefferys' materials in preparation for this atlas, and published the atlas posthumously under his name.
1438Antique harbor plan of Vis, Croatia in the Adriatic Sea.DetailsRoux, Joseph1780
Roux antique plan of Vis (Lucca) harbor in Croatia
Roux, Joseph
1780
LOC:2
$125.00Roux--JosephRoux-antique-plan-of-Vis-(Lucca)-harbor-in-CroatiaAttractive, antique nautical chart / port plan of the town and harbor on the island of Vis, Croatia, ("Lissa") off the Dalmatian Coast, in the Adriatic Sea. Vis is furthest island in the Adriatic from the Croatian coast and lies southwest of the islands of Hvar, Brac and Solta. <BR> </BR> The port of Vis is identified by Roux as "Lucca". Other key features on this port plan include "Cut", "St. Spilice", "Calle St. George", "Calle Stance", and "Pointe Argentine". On the small and high offshore island of Otočić Host, Roux notes a "Reconnaissance pour le Mouillage" or a place to view the anchorage at Vis. <BR> </BR> For many years Vis was the military and naval headquarters of Tito’s partisan army and was closed to the public until 1989. This meant that it largely escaped commercial development and has been able to retain its natural beauty. Plate 85. <BR> </BR> Joseph Roux Sr. (1725-1793) was a French cartographer and hydrographer who lived in Marseille. The Roux family, with Roux's son Jospeh Jr. and grandson Antoine Roux, was involved in marine cartography and marine painting from Marseille into the mid-19th century.
1439Scarce antique harbor plan of Fort-de-France, Martinique.DetailsPopple, Henry1742
Antique plan Fort-de-France Bay on Martinique, France Caribbean
Popple, Henry
1742
LOC:0
$85.00Popple--HenryAntique-plan-Fort-de-France-Bay-on-Martinique--France-CaribbeanAntique chart fragment ca. 1742 of Baie de Fort-de-France or Fort-de-France Bay on the west side of the Island of Martinique, an overseas region of France. Includes Fort-de-France (Fort Royal). With soundings and sand banks delineated. Key locations named on the map include Flemish Bay, Grand and Petit Islets, Ramieres or Ramiers Ilet, and Cul de Sac au Hay. <br></br> This antique map was originally published by Covens and Mortier in 1742 in "Les Principales Forteresses Ports etc. de L'Amerique Septentrionale" a sheet containing harbor and island maps and plans of the Americas. This map is a fragment trimmed from the larger sheet. <br></br> That sheet of 18 maps and plans of islands and harbors was published by Covens and Mortier to replace Popple's original large map of 20 sheets with a more manageable six-sheet version. Popple's original map was titled: "A Map of the British Empire in America with the French, Spanish and the Dutch Settlements adjacent thereto".
1416Antique plan of Bohali Castle on Zakynthos, Greece.DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1686
17th century map of the Bohali fortress at Zakynthos, Greece
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1686
LOC:2
$160.00Coronelli--Vincenzo17th-century-map-of-the-Bohali-fortress-at-Zakynthos--GreeceAttractive 17th-century plan of the Venetian castle fortress on the island of Zakynthos or "Zante", Greece. Set atop a hill in the Bohali region of Zakynthos, the Bohali Castle is estimated to have been built in 1480 on the site of the ancient Acropolis. During the period of Venetian rule, the Castle was the capital of Zakynthos island, destroyed and repaired several times. In 1646 the walls were completed with help from the Venetians and their presence is apparent on the main outer gate where the wall bears the emblem of the famous Venetian 'Lion of St.Mark'. <br></br> Recent archaeological excavations at the Bohali Castle have found monuments from the Byzantine period, including a church dated to the 12th century. <br></br> This scarce wood-cut map was published by father Vincenzo Coronelli from Venice, Italy ca 1686 in "Memorie istoriografiche delli regni della Morea e Negroponte…". <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) was an Italian Franciscan friar, cartographer, cosmographer and encyclopedist. Coronelli, a trained wood engraver, studied astronomy, Euclidean geometry and ancient philosophy and was named cosmographer for the Republic of Venice. He became most famous for his very large globes built in Paris from 1681-1683 at the order of King Louis XIV. His terrestrial and celestial globes measured 3.9 meters in diameter and were not equaled for more than 200 years.
1396Mid 18th-century map with Haiti, Jamaica, Porto Rico.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1754
Caribbean Antique Map with Hispaniola (Hayti), Porto Rico, Jamaica
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1754
LOC:0
$285.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasCaribbean-Antique-Map-with-Hispaniola-(Hayti)--Porto-Rico--JamaicaMatted and framed. <br></br> Original mid 18th-century French map of Caribbean islands centered on the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and Santo Domingo by Nicolas Bellin. The island of Hayti ( Haiti ) is shown divided into the five pre-Columbian cacicazgos, or Taino kingdoms. Puerto Rico is named I. Boriquen or S. Jean Baptiste. Nearly all of Jamaica is shown, as well as the eastern half of Cuba, the Turks and Caicos islands, and the Bahamas as far north as Cat Island. <br></br> Size with frame 18" x 15". <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages". Tome 12, No. 1.
1375Antique map  of the lower tip of Btittany, France.DetailsMoll, Herman1695
Antique map of Belle Isle, Brest, in Brittany France
Moll, Herman
1695
LOC:7
$200.00Moll--HermanAntique-map-of-Belle-Isle--Brest--in-Brittany-France Attractive antique copper-engraved map by Moll of the lower tip of Brittany (Bretagne), France from roughly the Pointe de Corsen, past Pointe de Kermorvan, le Conquet, Brest, and Crozon. This scarce map is titled "The Marquisate and Government of Bell-Isle Divided into its Four Parishes of the Palace, Bangor, Lomaria, and Sauzon." <br></br> One unusual feature of this map is the large number of mills the cartographer identifies, perhaps because their high elevation, like that of church steeples, would have provided coastal mariners with navigational reference points ashore. Together Moll's emphasis on features of great height and the rhumb lines with compass rose, suggest the original inspiration for this map is derived from a nautical chart. Verso with map of Belle Isle, France in the Sea of Bretagne.
1359Decorative antique island map of Bouin, France.DetailsTassin, Christophe Nicholas1636
Antique map of the Isle de Bouin, France
Tassin, Christophe Nicholas
1636
LOC:0
$80.00Tassin--Christophe-NicholasAntique-map-of-the-Isle-de-Bouin--FranceDecorative antique island map of Bouin, France- an island, located in the Breton marshes that exists no more. Created by Nicolas Tassin in 1636, this neat small map shows what was the <b>Isle of Bouin</b> , a commune in the western Pays de la Loire region of France. At the time of our map Tassin shows almost every square foot covered with houses, roads, or ponds. <br></br> Archivally matted. With mat measures 12" W x 10" H. <br></br> The isle of Bouin no longer exists as such because over time the narrow channel separating the island from the mainland silted up, and the island became part of the mainland. The town of Bouin still exists. <br></br> Published in the small-sized atlas "Les Plans et profils de toutes les principales villes et lieux considerables de France" by Christophe Nicholas Tassin (d. 1660) . Tassin's background was as a military engineer, and he is best known for his nautical atlas of 30 sheets, dedicated to Richelieu, documenting France's coastline. Tassin's work contains topographic maps, often of militarily important sites, either sketched on site, composed from firsthand drawings by military engineers, or sometimes borrowed from other mapmakers.
1356Early map of the Canary Islands by Nicolas Sanson.DetailsSanson, Nicolas1680
Fine antique map of the Canary Islands and Madeira ca. 1680
Sanson, Nicolas
1680
LOC:7
$325.00Sanson--NicolasFine-antique-map-of-the-Canary-Islands-and-Madeira-ca--1680Very attractive early map of the <b>Canary Islands by Nicolas Sanson</b>. Inset map of Madeira ("Isle Madere"). This fine copper-plate engraved map is dominated by a large scroll-work title cartouche, which is decorated with an elaborate garland of fruit. Nice details of towns and geography for each island. <br></br> Nicolas Sanson (1600 – 1667) was a French cartographer, termed by some as the "father of French cartography". Nicholas Sanson was born in the town of Abbeville in Picardy. He became become Royal Geographer to Louis XIII in 1630 and maintained the position upon the ascension of the "Sun King" Louis XIV in 1643. Sanson later served as tutor to the ambitious young monarch. From 1648 Nicolas Sanson produced a series of four quarto atlases on the continents. That atlas of Africa was first published in 1656 and included this map. <br></br> The Canary Islands are a Spanish archipelago that lies off the coast of northwestern Africa. Sanson's names for the main Canary Islands and their modern equivalents are: "Isle de Palme" (La Palma), "Isle de Gomer" (La Gomera), "Isle Teneriffe" (Tenerife), "Isle Canarie" or "Grande Canarie" (Gran Canaria), "Isle de Forte" (Fuerteventura), and "Isle de Lancelotte" (Lazarote).
1344Map of the Bering Strait and Alaska by John Luffman.DetailsLuffman, John1802
Behrings Strait and Alaska engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1802
LOC:3
$280.00Luffman--JohnBehrings-Strait-and-Alaska-engraved-for-Luffman-s-Select-PlansScarce and attractive antique copper-plate engraved map of the Bering (Behring) Strait and Gulf of Alaska by John Luffman. This small but fine map extends past 70 degrees north latitude. The Bering Strait is a narrow body of water that links the Arctic Ocean with the Bering Sea and separates the continents of Asia and North America ( Alaska ) at their closest point. Some portions of the Alaska and Asia coasts not well explored at the time are shown with dotted lines, reflecting the uncertainty about their geography. <br></br> Key locations noted by Luffman include Bristol Bay, Cook River, Cape Prince of Wales, Cape Stephens, Cape Mulgrave, Cape Lisburn, Round Island, Norton Sound, and Trinity Island at the southern tip of the Kodiak Archipelago (not shown in its entirety). <br></br> Bering's strait averages 100 to 165 feet in depth and at its narrowest point is about 53 miles wide. About 20,000 years ago, during the Ice Age, the sea level fell by several hundred feet, making the strait into a land bridge between Asia and North America, over which the migration of plants and animals and humans occurred. <br></br> From "Luffman's Select Plans of the Principal Cities, Harbors, Forts etc. in the World". Engraved and published by John Luffman, No. 28 Little Bell Alley, Coleman Street, February, 1802. Volume II; Number 67. <br></br>
615Antique chart of British Isles by Swedish Admiral Gustaf KlintDetailsKlint, Gustaf1803
Scarce Swedish chart of the British Isles by Admiral Gustaf Klint
Klint, Gustaf
1803
LOC:0
$1,500.00Klint--GustafScarce-Swedish-chart-of-the-British-Isles-by-Admiral-Gustaf-KlintOriginal antique nautical chart of the British Isles from 1803 by Admiral Gustaf Klint (1771 - 1840) of the Swedish Royal Navy. This scarce antique "Karta ofver Brittiske Öarne" covers the Shetland, Faroe, and Orkney Islands, England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland to Cornwall and the western coast of France below Calais. The engraving on this chart is quite exceptional and with added color could be a startling conversation piece. <br></br> Charts of the British Isles by Admiral Klint are scarce as most of his hydrographic efforts were spent on his native land, Sweden- pricipally the Gulf of Bothnia. Klint is also known for his sailing directions of the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Finland, and Gulf of Bothnia, published posthumously. Number 19. <sup>1</sup> Swedish text.<br></br> <sup>1</sup> Dawson, L.S. ( Commander ). "Memoirs of Hydrography including brief biographies of the Principal Officers who have served in H.M. Naval Surveying Services between the years 1750 and 1885". Part II. 1885. [ http://books.google.com/books?id=3SwBAAAAQAAJ&dq=gustaf+klint+admiral&source=gbs_navlinks_s ]
1338Nautical chart of lower Baja California and Gulf of CortezDetailsBritish Admiralty Hydrographical Office1926
Chart of Lower Baja California, Cabo San Lucas, to Manzanilla Bay
British Admiralty Hydrographical Office
1926
LOC:0
$525.00British-Admiralty-Hydrographical-OfficeChart-of-Lower-Baja-California--Cabo-San-Lucas--to-Manzanilla-BayAmazing, clean, authentic British nautical chart of lower Baja Peninsula and west coastal Mexico with Sinaloa, Jalisco and the Sea of Cortez. Heading southward this popular and highly attractive chart covers from San Ignaciao Bay to Manzanillo Bay. This large chart will make a very attractive, unusual, and affordable gift for anyone with an interest in fishing or boating in the vicinity of Baja California. Thousands of depth soundings and numerous well-known fishing spots are noted including: San Jaime Bank, Golden Gate Bank, Outer Gorda Bank, Finger Bank, and Morgan Bank. Two inset profile views at top of the Baja Californa coast as seen from offshore near Las Animas. <br></br> Later edition of a British Admiralty chart first engraved and published from London in 1879; this edition to 1916 and the last corrections made in 1926. Coverage includes the lower Baja California Peninsula and Gulf of California (Sea of Cortez) from Las Animas to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Mazatlan, Cape Corrientes, and on to Manzanillo Bay. Contains detailed names of the numerous rivers, lights, capes, and bays surrounding the Baja Peninsula. Includes the Revillagigedo Archipelago. <br></br> Bold dark lithographed print retains the cartographic look and style of the late 19th century. More recent charts do not display the character of this beauty. Logo of the British Hydrographical Office at top of the title block. Originally published from London on April 9, 1879 but the edition of 1916 with corrections to 1926. Number 2323.
1295Antique map of the South Pacific and Australia by Bellin.DetailsBellin, Jacques Nicolas1753
Antique South Pacific map with oddly-shaped Australia
Bellin, Jacques Nicolas
1753
LOC:6
$600.00Bellin--Jacques-NicolasAntique-South-Pacific-map-with-oddly-shaped-AustraliaFine 18th-century antique French map of the South Pacific showing recent discoveries as of mid century: Australia's posited eastern coastline is virtually featureless, running from New Guinea to Tasmania without a break. Only a small section of the western coast New Zealand is marked, the rest unknown. The Americas are shown from Baja California through Central America and the western coastline of South America including the Straits of Magellan and Cape Horn. <br></br> Published in a French edition of L'Abbe Prevost's "Histoire Générale des Voyages", less than twenty years before Captain Cook's famous voyage.
1292Hendrick Doncker's sea chart of Svalbard or Spitsbergen, Norway.DetailsDoncker, Hendrick1664
Antique nautical chart of Norway, Spitsbergen, Greenland, and Russia
Doncker, Hendrick
1664
LOC:200
$1,500.00Doncker--HendrickAntique-nautical-chart-of-Norway--Spitsbergen--Greenland--and-RussiaScarce copper-engraved sea chart of Spitsbergen, Norway and to the west, the largely unknown shores of Greenland. by cartographer Hedrick Doncker, Amsterdam. Coverage on this very attractive antique sea chart includes "Finnmarken" (Norway), "Lapland", "Nieu Groenlandt", Jan Mayen Island, Svalbard ("Spitsbergen"), "Nova Zemla", and Russia with Arkhangelsk ("Archangel"). Shows a longer coastline for Greenland than later editions of the same map by Doncker. Dated within to 1664. <br></br> Hendrick Doncker (1626-1699) was an Amsterdam printer, bookseller, and cartographer residing in the Nieuwe Bruchsteegh in Stuurmans Gereetschap.
1288Map of Greece and Turkey displaying the wide extent of the Aegean.DetailsChiquet, Jacques1719
Old antique map of The Greek Archipelago
Chiquet, Jacques
1719
LOC:2
$210.00Chiquet--JacquesOld-antique-map-of-The-Greek-ArchipelagoDecorative map of Greece and Turkey displaying the wide extent of the Aegean Archipelago. Fine engraving and a title cartouche flanked by two winged female figures, topped by a fan shaped shell. Dated within at 1719. This attractive antique map, now nearly 300 years old, is characterized by its strong impression, evident platemark, and restrained hand coloring. <br></br> Named features include: Negroponte, Athens, the Peloponnese, Zante, Corfu, Macedonia, Constantinople, Naxos, Santorini, Crete, and Rhodes. <br></br> From "Le Nouveau et Curieux Atlas Geographique et Historique..." by Jacques Chiquet.
1287Antique chart of the eastern portion of the Shetland islands.DetailsCollins, Greenvile1750
Antique Chart of the Shetland Islands
Collins, Greenvile
1750
LOC:0
$240.00Collins--GreenvileAntique-Chart-of-the-Shetland-IslandsAntique sea chart of the eastern portion of the <b>Shetland island of the "Mainland"</b>, a part of Scotland. Includes the islands of Bressay (Brassey) and Noss (Nos). Noted are the villages of Lerwick, Heoghan, Laxford and many more. <br></br> Decorative antique eighteenth century copperplate nautical sea chart, printed on thick paper ca. 1750. Attribution for engraving at bottom left to "H. Moll"- Herman Moll. <br></br> From Captain Greenville or Greenvile Collins "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot: being a new and exact survey of the sea-coast of England and Scotland from the river of Thames to the westward and northward ...". <br></br> Greenville Collins was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer who was commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and appointed by Samuel Pepys to chart the coasts of Great Britain. The resulting atlas - Great Britain's Coasting Pilot - was the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman.
1316Antique chart of the south part of the Shetland islands.DetailsCollins, Greenvile1750
Antique Chart of the South Shetland Islands
Collins, Greenvile
1750
LOC:0
$240.00Collins--GreenvileAntique-Chart-of-the-South-Shetland-IslandsOld engraved antique sea chart of the southern portion of the <b>Shetland Islands</b>, a part of Scotland. Includes the islands of Tronzo, Nebra, West Buro, Bressay (Brassey) and Noss (Nos). Inset chart of Catford Roe with soundings and anchorages noted. <br></br> A decorative antique eighteenth century copperplate nautical sea chart, with an authentic sea-worn appearance, printed on thick paper ca. 1750. <br></br> From Captain Greenville or Greenvile Collins "Great Britain's Coasting Pilot: being a new and exact survey of the sea-coast of England and Scotland from the river of Thames to the westward and northward ...". <br></br> Greenville Collins was an officer of the Royal Navy and prominent hydrographer who was commissioned by King Charles II in 1676 and appointed by Samuel Pepys to chart the coasts of Great Britain. The resulting atlas - Great Britain's Coasting Pilot - was the first original sea atlas to be produced by an Englishman.
1286Antique map of the West Indies and Caribbean Sea.DetailsTryer, James1822
Antique map of the Caribbean Sea and the Spanish Main
Tryer, James
1822
LOC:5
$195.00Tryer--JamesAntique-map-of-the-Caribbean-Sea-and-the-Spanish-MainAntique map of the West Indies at the beginning of the 19th century by James Tryer. The area covered stretches from Florida in the north the Gulf of Darien in the south and from the Yucatan peninsula in the west to the Orinoco river in the east. Includes portions of the Atlantic Ocean, Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, Pacific Ocean, and Sea of Honduras. The northern coast of South America is labeled "The Spanish Main". <br></br> James Tyrer was a prolific engraver from Pentonville, London who flourished during the early part of the nineteenth century. This neat map was published by John Souter in Clark's A New General School Atlas in 1822.
1278Engraved map of the Greek Island of Skryos in the Sporades.DetailsDapper, Olfert (Olivier)1703
De l'Ile de Scyros (Skyros)
Dapper, Olfert (Olivier)
1703
LOC:0
$115.00Dapper--Olfert-(Olivier)De-l-Ile-de-Scyros-(Skyros)Antique copper-plate engraved map of the <b>Greek Island of Skryos</b> (also Skiros or Scyros) by Olfert Dapper. Skyros is the southernmost island in the <b>Sporades Archipelago</b>. Dapper notes by name two smaller nearby islands, Schirodola (Skiropoula), and Skantzoura (Scanda) and off the east coast Dapper identifies 4 anchorages maked with "A" and notes: "Tutti Buoni Porti". <br></br> Decoratively presented with a ribbon title block and depictions of a square-rigged man-of-war and two galleys with lateen sails. North is oriented at the top left corner. <br></br> From "Description exacte des isles de l'archipel, et de quelques autres adjacentes…" by Olfert Dapper. This leaf with French text from 1703 was originally published in Dutch in 1688.
1276Scarce 19th century London publishers trade card.DetailsPhilip. George1880
Antique trade card for publishers George Philip and Son, London
Philip. George
1880
LOC:0
$165.00Philip--GeorgeAntique-trade-card-for-publishers-George-Philip-and-Son--LondonLarge 19th-century <b>trade card</b> ca. 1880 for <b>George Philip & Son Ltd.</b>, London, England, one of the oldest publishers in the United Kingdom. This trade card promotes Philips' map design capability and printing technology: "MAPS SPECIALLY PREPARED FOR ALL PURPOSES" and "For Ideal Advertising. Philips' Map Schemes always attractive, useful, and profitable. Colour printing by modern methods." <br></br> The two-color card image shows the Isle of Wight with the Solent and Spithead. <br></br> George Philip and Son, a British publishing house, one of the oldest in the United Kingdom. The company, specializing in maps and atlases, was founded in 1834. In 1852 a London house was opened at 32 Fleet Street, to promote sales of the firm's geographical and educational publications at home and abroad. The firm grew rapidly, helped by new technology — notably power-driven lithographic presses and the machine-colouring of maps. <a href="http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/George_Philip_and_Son" target="_blank">(Online)</a>
1277Antique nautical chart of east Java, Indonesia and Strait of Madura.DetailsDepot de la Marine1880
Antique chart of East Java and the Madura Strait
Depot de la Marine
1880
LOC:0
$450.00Depot-de-la-MarineAntique-chart-of-East-Java-and-the-Madura-StraitAntique French sea chart of east Java, Indonesia with the Strait of Madura, Lombok, <b>Bali</b> (Baly), and the <b>Kangean Archipelago</B>. A very attractive, large and clean antique nautical chart with finely-engraved detailed togography. <br></br> This chart was first issued by France's Depot de la Marine in 1862 and re-issued here with corrections in 1880. After an earler chart by Lt. Swann of the Royal Maraine Hollandaise.
1256Antique map of the Athens, Greece and Saronic Gulf area.DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1686
17th century map of Saronic Islands and Athens, Greece
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1686
LOC:2
$230.00Coronelli--Vincenzo17th-century-map-of-Saronic-Islands-and-Athens--GreeceAttractive map from 1686 of the Attic region and islands of the Saronic Gulf in the neighborhood of Athens, Greece. Major islands shown include Kea, Salamina, Egina, Makronisos, and Patroklos (Patrocleia). Other features Coronelli deemed important were Porto Rafti and the Temple of Minerva. Athens is shown as "Atene" just to the north of a very shrunken Athenian Peninsula. In the vicinity of today's port of Pireas, Greece only a single tower "torre" is shown along with a depiction of dots and crosses in the water signifying rocks or other low-lying navigational hazard. <br></br> This scarce wood-cut map was published by father Vincenzo Coronelli from Venice, Italy ca 1686 in "Memorie istoriografiche delli regni della Morea e Negroponte…". <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) was an Italian Franciscan friar, cartographer, cosmographer and encyclopedist. Coronelli, a trained wood engraver, studied astronomy, Euclidean geometry and ancient philosophy and was named cosmographer for the Republic of Venice. He became most famous for his very large globes built in Paris from 1681-1683 at the order of King Louis XIV. His terrestrial and celestial globes measured 3.9 meters in diameter and were not equaled for more than 200 years.
1255Antique map of the Greek island of Corfu in the Ionian Sea.DetailsCoronelli, Vincenzo1686
17th century map of the Island of Corfu, Greece
Coronelli, Vincenzo
1686
LOC:2
$210.00Coronelli--Vincenzo17th-century-map-of-the-Island-of-Corfu--GreeceFine antique map of the Greek island of Corfu which lies in the Ionian sea off Greece's northwest coast. Key features on this attactive map of Corfu include the Canale di Corfu, the Fortezza (Fortress) di Corfu, and the villages of Agios Stefanos (s. Stefano), Scarpero (Skripero), Cauadales, Corissia (Lake Korission), and Neocon (Neochori). <br></br> This scarce wood-cut map was published by father Vincenzo Coronelli from Venice, Italy ca 1686 in "Memorie istoriografiche delli regni della Morea e Negroponte…". <br></br> Vincenzo Maria Coronelli (1650-1718) was an Italian Franciscan friar, cartographer, cosmographer and encyclopedist. Coronelli, a trained wood engraver, studied astronomy, Euclidean geometry and ancient philosophy and was named cosmographer for the Republic of Venice. He became most famous for his very large globes built in Paris from 1681-1683 at the order of King Louis XIV. His terrestrial and celestial globes measured 3.9 meters in diameter and were not equaled for more than 200 years.
1222Antique map of Puerto Rico, or Borichen by Porcacchi.DetailsPorcacchi, Tomasso1576
Scarce map of Puerto Rico, San Giovanni or Borichen
Porcacchi, Tomasso
1576
LOC:5
$350.00Porcacchi--TomassoScarce-map-of-Puerto-Rico--San-Giovanni-or-BorichenFine sixteenth-century map of the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico, or Borichen as it was known by the indigenous Taino Indians. One of the earliest available maps specifically of Puerto Rico. San Juan is noted as S. Giovanni. <br></br> Contains the eastern coast of Cuba and a scattering of islands ( Le Vergini ) representing the British Virgin Islands. At bottom left is seen S. Croce (St. Croix). A large island off the southeast coast of Puerto Rico, "El Bacan" is probably the nearby island of Vieques. Numerous sea serpents swim in the offshore waters. <br></br> Printed in Tomasso Porcacchi's "Isolario" or island book "L'Isol Piu Famose Del Mondo". That work contains a number of finely engraved maps of islands and the continents at a reduced scale. Porcacchi (1530-1585) was born in Tuscany to a poor family and first settled in Florence. He wrote about history, geography, and archaeology and later published the Isolario from Venice, Italy in three editions beginning in 1572. Italian text on verso.
1217 Greek island of Santorini or "Thera".DetailsBenard, Robert1801
Fine antique map of Santorini, Greece
Benard, Robert
1801
LOC:0
$170.00Benard--RobertFine-antique-map-of-Santorini--GreeceVery attractive map of the volcanic Greek island of <b>Santorini</b> ( Thera ) in the Aegean Sea. A very strong impression and meticulous attention to topographical detail make this an attractive candidate for framing. <br></br> Santorini lies within the Cyclades group of islands located in the southern part of the Aegean. The archipelago contains some 2,200 islands, islets and rocks but only 33 islands are inhabited. <br?</br> Includes the nearby islands of Thirasia, Palea Kameni and Nea Kameni. Numerous towns and villages within the island of Santorini are identified including: <div class="indenttextblock"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Apanomeria ( Oia )</li> <li>Scauro</li> <li>Phira ( Fira ) </li> <li>Acrotiri or Akrotiri</li> </ul> </div> From Guillaume Olivier: "Atlas Pour Servir au Voyage dans L 'Empire Othoman." Plate 7.
1216Map of the island of Corfu, Greece by John Luffman.DetailsLuffman, John1801
Plan of Corfu engraved for Luffman's Select Plans
Luffman, John
1801