Thematic Maps


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835Rare chart of the rivers, streams, and canals of Southern France.DetailsDupain Triel, Jean-Louis1781
Antique thematic map of French rivers and canals
Dupain Triel, Jean-Louis
1781
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$3,000.00Dupain-Triel--Jean-LouisAntique-thematic-map-of-French-rivers-and-canalsA large and rare antique thematic map of the rivers, streams, and canals of France with a very fine decorative cartouche. First and only edition. In two un-joined sheets. 36" W x 37" H when joined. Very decorative title cartouche with illustration of a late 18th century river barge with a large rudder; the size probably was necessitated by a small turning angle limited to the width of the barge cabin just aft of amidships. Possibly influenced by Sanson's 1641 "Carte des rivières de la France, curieusement recherchée" but Dupain-Triel's waterways map is much larger and contains greater detail. <br></br> Une grande et rare carte thématique antique des rivières, ruisseaux et canaux de France avec un très beau cartouche décoratif. Première et unique édition. Dans deux feuilles non jointes. 36 "L x 37" H une fois joint. Cartouche titre très décorative avec illustration d'une barge fluviale. Peut-être influencé par 1641 "Carte des rivières de la France de Sanson, curieusement recherchée" mais la carte des cours d'eau Dupain-Triel est beaucoup plus grande et contient plus de détails. <br></br> Both sheets of a 2 sheet map (not joined) of France by J.L. Dupain-Triel Sr. Rare, only one holding listed in OCLC/World Cat. Only two sales recorded in the AMPR. <br></br> In 1782 Dupain-Triel paid for the typesetting and engraving of a manuscript by Marcellin du Carla that proposed the use of contour lines as a means of adding elevation information to terrestrial maps and Dupain-Triel Sr. is distinguished as the maker of the first contour map of France in 1791, based on du Carla's method. This thematic map is noteworthy in that it does not contain any contour information although it is clear that when the map was published Dupain Triel Sr. had strong interest in the topic. (Konvitz, Joseph. "Cartography in France, 1660-1848: Science, Engineering, and Statecraft". University of Chicago Press. 1987. pp. 76-80.)
568Early antique thematic population map of the United StatesDetailsPonce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.1784
Époques de l'établissement des Européens dans les États Unis
Ponce, Nicolas. and Godefroy, Francois.
1784
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$375.00Ponce--Nicolas--and-Godefroy--Francois-Époques-de-l-établissement-des-Européens-dans-les-États-UnisOne of the earliest available United States post-Revolutionary War population thematic maps, ca. 1784. Tabulates the population of the U.S. by state/territory. <br></br> Shaded geographic areas on this original antique map show the Northeast United States and the extent of the original territories of Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina west to the Mississippi River. The shaded areas are tied back to a population table at left that shows the population for each territory. States and territories at the time of publication totaled a meager 3,119,676 persons, just 1% of the total population in 2013. This tabulation pre-dates the first official census that was conducted in 1790. In that earliest census the population was estimated at 3.92 million.<br></br> At right the major ports for each state are identified and at bottom the authors provide a brief history for each state. All area west of the Mississippi River is labeled "Louisiane".<br></br> French map published in Paris c. 1784. Source: "Collection d'estampes représentant les évenemens de la guerre, pour la liberté de l'Amérique Septentionale".
1457Early chart of the Gulf Stream or "Florida Stream".DetailsGold, Joyce1804
Chart of the Supposed Course of the Florida Stream
Gold, Joyce
1804
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$400.00Gold--JoyceChart-of-the-Supposed-Course-of-the-Florida-StreamGraphically arresting thematic chart of the "Florida Stream" or Gulf Stream with its flow northwards up the east coast of the United States, well past Bermuda, and then into the North Atlantic Ocean. Direction of the Gulf Stream current is shown visually by arrows supplemented with written notations indicating the compass direction at several locations across the stream. <br></br> The map may be considered to be an example of persuasive cartography. The concept of the Gulf Stream was novel at that time (hence the "supposed"); many mariners had not fully adopted the notion when this map was published. The direction and flow of the Gulf Stream was proposed by Benjamin Franklin in 1770 based on measurements he took during voyages from the U.S. to England and France. <br></br> London Published May 31, 1804 by J. Gold, 103 Shoe Lane.
5173Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.DetailsWierman Jr., T. T.1876
Map Showing the Canals Belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company.
Wierman Jr., T. T.
1876
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$1,150.00Wierman-Jr---T--T-Map-Showing-the-Canals-Belonging-to-the-Pennsylvania-Canal-Company-Manuscript thematic surveyor's map from 1876 detailing the visible hydrographic features of east central Pennsylvania with numerous rivers, creeks and canals. The map's theme is the canals belonging to the Pennsylvania Canal Company. <br></br> The map was probably used to generate blueprint copies and dates to the beginning of the decline of the Pennsylvania Canal System. In 1867, the Pennsylvania Railroad formed the Pennsylvania Canal Company using their canals to haul freight. By 1900 most Pennsylvania canal were unused, a victim of the significant financial advantage provided by the railroads <br></br> With a finely drawn compass rose with a fleur de lis skewered by a gaily festooned pointer. Also contains much detail about railroads, bridges and towns, a reflection of the company's ownership by a railroad company. <br></br> Portions of the waterways are labeled as : <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> West Branch Division Juniata Division Penna Canal Wyoming Division Pennsylvania Canal Pennsylvania Canal Union Canal </div> The map contains all or part of the following Pennsylvania counties: Blair, Center, Clynton, Huntingdon, Mifflin, Snyder, Juniata, Perry, Cumberland, York, Lancaster, Dauphin, Northumberland, Montou, Columbia, Luzerne, Lycom, Centre. <br></br> Drawn by T. T. Wierman Jr. Assistant Engineer.
5321Antique map of South Mountain And Boston Rail Road by Price.DetailsPrice, R. M.1876
Antique Map Of The South Mountain And Boston Rail Road and Connections
Price, R. M.
1876
LOC:53
$350.00Price--R--M-Antique-Map-Of-The-South-Mountain-And-Boston-Rail-Road-and-ConnectionsHand-colored, antique lithographed thematic map showing the route of the South Mountain and Boston Rail Road across the states of New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts. Colored regions of the map are labeled with names of the metals, fossil fuels or other natural resources in the vicinity of the SM&BRR route. These resources include: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Coal</li> <li>Bituminous Coal</li> <li>Anthracite</li> <li>Iron</li> <li>Zinc</li> <li>Petroleum</li> <li>Lumber</li> </ul> </div> Incorporated in 1854, the company suffered during the Panic of 1873 and began to auction off its property between 1877 and 1880. Includes a fine large decorative title vignette showing a puffing SM&BRR locomotive pulling passenger cars out of a dark tunnel. <br></br> The map was produced by R.M. Price Jr, Chief Engineer for the railroad. Published by Reading Publishing House in 1876. <br></br> Title: "Map Of The South Mountain And Boston Rail Road & Connections showing territory passed through rail-roads and canals crossed or connected with together with mineral and geographical features of country passed through." <br></br> Inset map of the SM&BRR bridge over the Hudson River: "Bridge by which the South Mountain & Boston R.R. is to cross the Hudson River at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. A short, direct railroad route from New England to the coal, oil, and slate regions of Pennsylvania and to the west and south." <br></br> Verso includes two Pennsylvanian township maps- Washington and Heidelburg townships. Neat pencil notation on verso: John Strauss, Mrs. Strauss
5239Thematic map Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco for 1878.DetailsU.S. Army Engineers1878
Early U.S. Flow Map Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce
U.S. Army Engineers
1878
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$320.00U-S--Army-EngineersEarly-U-S--Flow-Map-Tonnage-Chart-of-Coastwise-CommerceScarce thematic <b>flow map</b> of the United States west coast: California, Oregon, and Washington. An early institutional example of a "flow map" used for the U. S. Government. The flow map was first used less than 40 years earlier by Charles-Joseph Minard after his earlier formative use line width to display the attrition of French troops during Napoleon's Russian campaign of 1812. <br></br> <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> The chart shows the volume (tonnage) of maritime trade from all points south of San Francisco to ports along the U.S. West Coast. The use for the chart was to support the decision-making process for selecting a new harbor of refuge and breakwater on the Pacific Ocean between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and San Francisco. <br></br> Tonnage Chart of Coastwise Commerce North of San Francisco -California <br></br> From "Harbor of Refuge on the Pacific Coast Appendix PP of the Annual report to the Chief of Engineers for 1881. Washington: Government Printing Office. 1881.
5360Rare unrecorded historical map of Cambridge, Massachusetts.DetailsElliot, Charles D.1880
Rare 1635 [1880] Historical Map of Cambridge, Massachusetts
Elliot, Charles D.
1880
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$1,500.00Elliot--Charles-D-Rare-1635-[1880]-Historical-Map-of-Cambridge--MassachusettsVery rare original historical map of Cambridge, Massachusetts as it existed in 1635, reconstructed from earlier maps and surveys by Somerville civil engineer and surveyor Charles Darwin Elliot in 1880. <br></br> This artifact is the only known original <strong>full-size example</strong> of Elliot's map of Cambridge. In 1901 Elliot's map was reprinted in a reduced format as the frontispiece of the earliest Cambridge town records [1]. All extant copies of the map appear in the reduced size. <br></br> Charles D. Elliot (1837-1908) was born in Foxboro, Massachusetts, and studied civil engineering in the offices of W.B. Stearns and Daniel A. Sanborn (mapmaker). During the Civil War Charles D. Elliot served as a topographical engineer in the Army Engineers. Among other assignments during the war, Elliot served in Florida with responsibility for reconnaissance and construction of field fortifications. Elliot's other projects included the Cape Cod Canal and the "Mystic Valley Parkway." <br></br> In 1872 Charles D. Elliot became Somerville’s first city engineer. Elliot was also a member of the Somerville Historical Society. He published numerous articles related to the history of Somerville in the <strong>Historic Leaves of the Somerville Historical Society</strong> and in 1896 published "Somerville's History" [2]. <br></br> [1] The Records of the Town of Cambridge (Formerly Newtowne) Massachusetts 1630-1703. Cambridge. 1901. Frontispiece. Accessed Online.<br> [2] Elliot, Charles D. "Somerville's History" in "Illustrated Souvenir of the City of Somerville". Edward Samuels and Henry Kimball. 1896.
5469Persuasive advertising with a map of the human circulatory system.DetailsHance Brothers and White1897
Unrecorded anthropomorphic map human circulatory system quack cure
Hance Brothers and White
1897
LOC:300
$495.00Hance-Brothers-and-WhiteUnrecorded-anthropomorphic-map-human-circulatory-system-quack-cureUnrecorded persuasive advertisement for quack cure-alls using a map of the human circulatory system. It superimposes the image of a human with red veins and capillaries over a map of the United States. This cover image crosses several collecting categories- medicine, cartography, advertising, and quackery. <br></br> The ad, from 1897, comprises the cover of vol. 2 no. 3 of "The Frog", a pamphlet targeted at druggists and proprietors of soda fountains. The "Red Blood Frog" edition of "The Frog", printed entirely in red ink, was published in 1897 by Hance Brothers & White, pharmaceutical chemists, a manufacturer of other cure-all remedies including "Frog in your Throat" lozenges. Philadelphia. Dated within at 1897. <br></br> The cover and content of the Red Blood Frog issue was part of a advertising campaign by Hance Brothers & White to promote their line of "blood making goods". These product included sarsaparilla, beef wine and iron, <strong>coca wine</strong>, and elixir celery compound. Wholesale purchasers could even re-brand the product by purchasing custom printed product labels (all in red ink) bearing their own trade information. <br></br> By 1906 Congress moved to restrict quack cures like those promoted in this Red Blood Frog edition by passing the Pure Food and Drug Act, which prohibited transportation of impure or contaminated food and drugs in interstate commerce and required truthful product labeling.
5440Scarce thematic immigration map of the state of Texas.DetailsLone Star Immigration Company1908
Original antique advertisement map for Texas immigrants MKT
Lone Star Immigration Company
1908
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$350.00Lone-Star-Immigration-CompanyOriginal-antique-advertisement-map-for-Texas-immigrants-MKTScarce thematic map of the state of Texas ca. 1908, an advertisement aimed at immigrants. No copy of this edition of the MK &T map of Texas is found online. <br></br> The map shows the lines of the Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway as well as regional crops typically produced in each part of the state and yearly rainfall amounts. The purpose of the map was to encourage settlement in Texas, in this case to lands in the Lower Rio Grande Valley near Brownsville that were owned by the Lone Star Irrigation Company of Kansas City, Missouri. <br></br> The Missouri, Kansas and Texas Railway (MKT) was established in 1865. Commonly referred to as the K-T railway, the name evolved into "Katy". Following the route of an old cattle trail, the Katy became the first railroad to cross Indian Territory, now the state of Oklahoma, and enter Texas from the north. By 1904, the MKT system had over 1,110 miles of track in Texas. The railroad carried passengers and transported cattle, cotton, and other crops to market.
5364 Two heart-shaped allegorical maps of the heart by gender.DetailsAnonymous1909
Pair of manuscript allegorical Maps of the Heart, anatomically correct.
Anonymous
1909
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$1,700.00AnonymousPair-of-manuscript-allegorical-Maps-of-the-Heart--anatomically-correct-Two rare manuscript pen and ink anatomically-correct heart-shaped geographical guides or allegorical maps: "Map of Man's Heart" and "Map of Woman's Heart". Both maps are attributed within circular cartouches reading "Surveyed and Drawn by HUB. Scale 2 miles = 1". 1909." This style of anatomical heart-shaped maps and some of the traits are not found anywhere online. <br></br> After similar Victorian-era maps by D.W. Kellogg & Co. of Connecticut ca. 1840. Unlike this manuscript pair of maps, the Kellogg lithographs were based on a stylized and exaggerated bi-lobed conception of the heart- the "Valentine" heart that we know today. Despite the differences in wording of traits, the theme of negative stereotypes for women is the same. <br></br> Map of Man's Heart includes large areas devoted to patience, modesty, fidelity (twice), benevolence, humanity, knowledge and love. On the other hand, the Map of Woman's Heart largely features conceit, jealousy, scandal, duplicity, deceit, fickleness and avarice among other traits. The woman's heart is pierced by the "River Tongue" and surrounded on one side by the "kleptomaniac ocean" and on the other side, the "cantankerous ocean". <br></br> Seller attributes the provenance to India "it came from a nurses friendship book, she being based in Bangalore India - her name was probably MacDonald."
5190A map of saloon locations in New Haven, Connecticut form 1911.DetailsAnonymous1912
Saloon Map of New Haven Connecticut
Anonymous
1912
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$400.00AnonymousSaloon-Map-of-New-Haven-ConnecticutVery scarce thematic map related to the temperance movement: "Saloon Map of New Haven, Connecticut" where red dots indicate the location of saloons within the city. Left side with statistics unfavorable to the consumption of alcohol which link alcohol to many of the ills besetting New Haven at the beginning of the twentieth century. For example: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>One saloon to every 349 inhabitants.</li> <li>42 percent of New Haven's arrests are for drunkenness.</li> <li>44 percent of New Haven inmates of jail are there for drunkenness</li> <li>60 percent of New Haven children in local public institutions in 1911 due to drunkenness of parents.</li> </ul> </div> [ alcohol, temperance, prohibition, bar, pub, drinking, intoxication ]
5035Track profile chart for Georgia Southern and Florida Railway 1916.DetailsGeorgia Southern and Florida Railway1916
Track Chart Valdosta GA to Palatka FL for Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
Georgia Southern and Florida Railway
1916
LOC:300
$350.00Georgia-Southern-and-Florida-RailwayTrack-Chart-Valdosta-GA-to-Palatka-FL-for-Georgia-Southern-and-Florida-RailwayRare unrecorded cyanotype accordion-folded track chart or track profile (1916) for the <b>Georgia Southern and Florida Railway</b> over their Valdosta, Georgia to Palatka, Florida line. Measures more than 16 feet long. Railroad track charts are very rare and comprise an often-overlooked source for detailed geographic data that is unavailable elsewhere. Published January, 1916 with a MS note on the title page that the ballast is corrected to December 31, 1917. <br></br> The blueprint track chart was produced for internal use in the railway Engineering and Maintenance Office and thus may be the only copy remaining. Provides an unique source of detailed data for the railroad line which could be combined with existing cartographic data to enable father analysis. <br></br> Data includes railroad milepost numbers, track elevation, track grade, ballast composition (earth or cinders), track weight per linear yard, and geographical features. Notes features along the route including passenger stations, freight depots, water stations, coal stations, trestles, drains, culverts, and stock pens. <br></br> Please enquire for complete photographs of this 16' track chart.
5026Map and brochure for a regatta at the Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927.DetailsCarr and McFadden, Inc.1927
Map and Brochure for Palm Beach Regatta 1927
Carr and McFadden, Inc.
1927
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$365.00Carr-and-McFadden--Inc-Map-and-Brochure-for-Palm-Beach-Regatta-1927Map (9" x 12") and booklet for the Washington's Birthday Regatta on Lake Worth. Palm Beach Yacht Club, 1927. Florida. Map shows the course of the Regatta races. Very scarce. <br></br> 33 pages with advertisements, race rules, race history, and members of the Palm Beach Regatta Association. <br></br> Map drawn by Carr & McFadden, Inc. Civil Engineers in West Palm Beach Florida.
5499Ski trail map or poster of the State of New Hampshire from 1935.DetailsNew Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm1935
Scarce Map or Poster of New Hampshire Ski Trails
New Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm
1935
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$365.00New-Hampshire-State-Planning-and-Development-CommScarce-Map-or-Poster-of-New-Hampshire-Ski-TrailsVery scarce original lithographed skiing map / poster for the State of New Hampshire from 1935 when the state was the heart of skiing in the United States. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> "New Hampshire was the first place in America to have many things you see now at every ski resort. New Hampshire was the first to have trails cut just for downhill skiing. The Granite State was the first to have overhead wire-rope ski tows and an aerial tramway. Many famous races and styles of racing took place in New Hampshire. Professional ski patrols and ski schools began in New Hampshire. These new ideas, plus ski villages, started a whole new tourism industry." [1] </div> <br> Inset tables of distances between cities, status (active/inactive) of airports during the winter season, and a list of approximately seventy member clubs of the U.S. Eastern Amateur Ski Association that included: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Appalachian Mountain Club. Boston, Mass.</li> <li>Dartmouth Outing Club</li> <li>Winnipesaukee Ski Club</li> <li>Woodstock Ski Club</li> <li>Nansen Ski Club</li> <li>Lake Placid Ski Club</li> </ul> </div> A rare record of club and commercial skiing in New Hampshire published by the New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission in Concord, New Hampshire. Unlike another example of this ski map that we have in stock from a decade later in 1945, this map only lists individual ski trails, organized by region and very few of these trails have mechanical assistance to bring the skier up the mountain, such as tow ropes, chair lifts or trams (the first chairlift was built in New Hampshire. in 1937). <br></br> Verso contains text and statistics describing ski trails across the state. Copyright General Drafting Company, New York, N.Y. <br></br> [1] New Hampshire Ski History. Online. 2016. http://newenglandskimuseum.org/new-hampshire-ski-history-for-4th-graders/
5385WWII-era pictorial map of the British Commonwealth of Nations.DetailsBritish Information Services1942
Fine pictorial WWII-era map of the British Commonwealth of Nations
British Information Services
1942
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$300.00British-Information-ServicesFine-pictorial-WWII-era-map-of-the-British-Commonwealth-of-NationsFine pictorial world map showing the British Commonwealth of Nations. Issued during WWII by the British Information Services, an agency of the British Government. Mercator projection. <br></br> Includes two inset tables:<br> 1) "Forms of Government". This key uses color to signify the form of government administration and management of internal and external affairs. <br> 2) "Principal Products". A tabular representation by geographical area uses pictograms to represent the most valuable products produced in the Commonwealth. <br></br> Distributed by the British Information Services, an agency of the British Government, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, New York. Printed in England.
5027Interesting mid-WWII (1943) radio reference map.DetailsWholesale Radio Laboratories1943
Radio Reference Map of the United States
Wholesale Radio Laboratories
1943
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$400.00Wholesale-Radio-LaboratoriesRadio-Reference-Map-of-the-United-StatesInteresting, large mid-WWII (1943) map of listening stations and the territory of the nine radio districts in the United States published by Wholesale Radio Laboratories. During WWII all amateur radio stations were forbidden to transmit, although listening was still permitted. Note, map is complete with neatline and margin all around. <br></br> Bottom of map is filled with four diagrams of the United Sates showing location of broadcast stations for the chief networks of the period: The Blue Network, Mutual Broadcasting System, Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS), and National Broadcasting Company (NBC). Includes tables of radio-related data: List of Standard (AM) Broadcast Stations, World Leading Shortwave Stations, and Experimental Frequency Modulation (FM) Stations. <br></br> Ad copy reads "For everything in radio write to Leo, W9GFQ". W9GFQ was the amateur call sign (unique identifier) for Leo I. Meyerson (d. 2011) whose picture appears on the sheet. Meyerson founded Wholesale Radio Laboratories, later called World Radio Labs.
5498Ski map or poster of the State of New Hampshire from 1945.DetailsNew Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm1945
Ski Map or Poster for New Hampshire State
New Hampshire State Planning and Development Comm
1945
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$275.00New-Hampshire-State-Planning-and-Development-CommSki-Map-or-Poster-for-New-Hampshire-StateDecorative lithographed skiing map / poster of the State of New Hampshire published by the New Hampshire State Planning and Development Commission in 1945. <br></br> This medium-sized thematic pictorial poster of New Hampshire uses an unusual two-part icon design to signify locations in New Hampshire for skiing, snowmobiling (skimobile) and ice skating for these regions: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>Monadnock Region</li> <li>White Mountains Region</li> <li>Dartmouth, Lake Sunapee Region</li> <li>Lakes Region</li> <li>Merrimack Region</li> <li>Seacoast Region</li> </ul> </div> The poster shows numerous, mostly small ski-areas, many no longer in operation including:<a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/epping.html" target="_blank">Epping Tow</a>, <a href="http://www.allroutes.to/berlin/skijump/" target="_blank">Nansen Ski Jump (Berlin, N.H.)</a>, and <a href="http://www.nelsap.org/nh/drummer.html" target="_blank">Drumalock Hill / Drummer Hill Tow (Keene, N.H.</a> and many more [1]. </br> Recto contains text and statistics describing ski locations across the State of New Hampshire, organized alphabetically by town within region. <br></br> [1] New Hampshire's lost ski areas. Online. http://www.nelsap.org/nh/nh.html <br></br> [ NH ]
5422Old Prospector's gold mining map of California by Jack Douglas 1948.DetailsDouglas, Jack1948
Rare blueprint prospectors map of California gold lodes
Douglas, Jack
1948
LOC:90
$550.00Douglas--JackRare-blueprint-prospectors-map-of-California-gold-lodesVery rare cyanotype (blueprint) self-published gold mining map of California by Jack Douglas (d. 1956)- "The Old Prospector's Lode Map of California." At a scale of one inch = 32 miles the map shows areas in California known to have produced gold, shown as shaded areas. <br></br> The map includes crude decorative images of gold panning equipment and of an old prospector at work. At bottom left a list of other gold lode district maps for sale at $1.00 each includes Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. These could be purchased along with blueprint assembly instructions for mining equipment by Jack Douglas at Box 21, Dutch Flat, California. <br></br> No holdings found in WorldCat and no mention of the map is found online. <br></br> Text at right discusses gold mining in several California mining districts. Verso is blank. Map no. 153. <br></br> Jack Douglas was the founder of the United Prospectors Organization (1947), originally targeted at professionals who made their livelihood by prospecting and mining. Douglas published a journal- Panning Gold- the first issue of which was issued in 1947. United Prospector's was incorporated on November 29, 1949 with Jack Douglas as President. Other officers at the time of incorporation included Walter Robertson, Stockton, CA; Tylar Jack, Reedy, CA; Speed Freeman, Olympia Field, IL; Louis Borde, Eugene, OR; Harold Mitchell, Umatilla, OR; and Glen Houston, Lodi, CA. Today UPI is "the oldest gold, gems, and minerals prospecting group of its kind." <br></br> <div> <img src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_5422/Doodle_Bug.jpg" alt="" width="200" align="left" style="margin: 0px 10px"/> <span style="vertical-align: middle;"> Note: Price includes an additional rare blueprint (shown here) for Jack Douglas' "Doodle Bug" wet concentrator. Copyright 1944. </span> </div> <br></br>
5272Map of existing and prospective analog broadcast television stations.DetailsBennett, Philip A.1949
Earliest U.S. Government map television stations and networks
Bennett, Philip A.
1949
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$1,250.00Bennett--Philip-A-Earliest-U-S--Government-map-television-stations-and-networksThe earliest official large-format map of U.S. television stations and networks from the infancy of TV advertising. By U.S. Department of Commerce Industrial Economist Philip A. Bennet and printed by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in July, 1949. At the time of publication in 1949 the map clearly shows that numerous states were without a single operating TV station including: Nevada, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Kansas, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, South Carolina, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. <br></br> This map is scarce outside of institutional holdings. No copy of the map or record of the sale of this television map is found online. Price when issued 35 cents. <br></br> In January 1948, less than 200,000 TV sets existed in the U.S. This map documents the early distribution of broadcast TV stations, pre-dating the phenomenal growth of the industry. The map was and is important because the geographical distribution of TV stations impacted the size of the television market while TV networks served to lower the cost of content production. <br></br> Shows the 75 existing and 42 prospective analog broadcast television stations and <b>network routes</b> in the United States. Compiled and printed by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey (Department of Commerce) to the specifications of Philip A. Bennet, General Products Division of the Office of Domestic Commerce. <br></br> See also Gould in NYT: https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1949/04/24/93542916.html?pageNumber=299
5148Chart with most common routes utilized by sailing ships.DetailsSomerville, Boyle T.1950
Chart of routes used by ocean-going sailing ships.
Somerville, Boyle T.
1950
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$200.00Somerville--Boyle-T-Chart-of-routes-used-by-ocean-going-sailing-ships-Large, colorful thematic nautical chart showing the most common routes utilized by sailing ships and the season of year each route was commonly used. The chart was compiled by Rear Admiral Boyle T. Somerville to illustrate routes described in the publication "Ocean Passages", 1950. Color is used to indicate both the direction and time of year routes are taken while the width of lines indicate the geographical limits of typical tracks taken by sailing vessels. <br></br> Issued by the British Admiralty in April 1946 under the under the superintendence of Rear-Admiral A.G.N. Wyatt, Hydrographer. Last correction in 1950.
5474Lithographed Dymaxion Airocean World map by R. Buckminster Fuller.DetailsFuller, R. Buckminster1954
Dymaxion Airocean World Map Raleigh edition signed in manuscript by Fuller.
Fuller, R. Buckminster
1954
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$5,250.00Fuller--R--BuckminsterDymaxion-Airocean-World-Map-Raleigh-edition-signed-in-manuscript-by-Fuller-<br></br>Scarce original offset-lithographed <strong>Dymaxion Airocean World map by R. Buckminster Fuller </strong> and Shoji Sadao [1]. From the "Raleigh Edition", (1954) of 3,000 copies. Red stamped sheet number "0138". Published by the Student Publications of the School of Design, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, N.C. Verso blank. <br></br> R. Buckminster Fuller's Dymaxion map projection is a method of projecting the spherical Earth onto a folded twenty-sided polyhedron known as an icosahedron. Fuller intended the map to be unfolded in different ways to emphasize different aspects of the world. This Dymaxion map displays mean annual low temperature. <br></br> An earlier version of Fuller's projection based on a cuboctahedron was featured in the March 1, 1943 edition of Life magazine. Titled “Life Presents R. Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion World”, the article included a pull-out section that could be assembled as a three-dimensional model. <br></br> Manuscript dedication to Carroll Williams signed "Buckminster Fuller" dated to June 1, 1956. From 1951-1954 Carroll Williams taught graphic arts at Black Mountain College, then in Black Mountain, NC Carroll collaborated with Buckminster Fuller on Geodesics, Inc. in Raleigh, NC during 1956-1957. <br></br> At bottom right is a pasted label with the return address for A.H. Fuller at 3013 Hillsboro Street. Here, A.H. Fuller is Fuller's wife Anne Hewlett Fuller d. 1983. <br></br> Includes a second large sheet with explanatory diagrams and text explaining the Dymaxion Airocean World Fuller Projective-transformation. U.S. Patent 2,393,676. <br></br> [1] Shoji Sadao (1927- 2019) Cartographer for the United States Army during WWII. Met Buckminster Fuller in the early 1950's while studying architecture at Cornell. Collaborated with Fuller in Raleigh, NC to draw the Dymaxion Airocean World map in 1954.
5346Pictorial map with estates or homes in Talbot County, Maryland.DetailsKellogg, Charles W.1960
Pictorial Map of Seats on Talbot County Waterways
Kellogg, Charles W.
1960
LOC:53
$480.00Kellogg--Charles-W-Pictorial-Map-of-Seats-on-Talbot-County-WaterwaysScarce pictorial thematic map with more than 80 historic estates (seats) near Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. Each estate is numbered and keyed to a list with the names of their owners. Small elevation drawings of each estate provide a rough idea of how the estate looked in 1960. The map includes some old historic points of interest in Talbot County such as the old Wye Church and Friends Meeting House. <br></br> The large waterways shown on this estate map include the Wye River, Miles River, Harris Creek, Broad Creek, Tred Avon River, and Choptank River. Smaller waterways include among others, Goldsborough Creek, Leeds Creek, Island Creek, and Trappe's Creek. Towns in Talbot County include St. Michaels, Easton, Oxford, Queen Anne, and Trappe. <br></br> Map Title: "Seats on Talbot County Waterways Chesapeake Bay." By Charles W. Kellogg. Updated edition from 1960 of a map that Kellogg first published in 1949. Charles Kellogg's own estate on Skipton Creek, numbered as #1 was "Langshaws". <br></br> Several of the seats listed in Talbot County in 1960 are found today in the National Register of Historic Places. <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li>The Anchorage: Easton. Robert L. Kemp</li> <li>Compton: Trappe. Charles F.C. Arensberg</li> <li>Otwell: Oxford. J. E. Jackson</li> <li>Troth's Fortune: Easton. Frederick S. Thomas</li> <li>Wye House. Easton. Morgan B. Schiller</li> </ul> </div>
5381Allergy map of the United States by Smith, Kline, French in 1962.DetailsSmith Kline and French1962
Thematic map of the USA allergy season by state
Smith Kline and French
1962
LOC:88
$220.00Smith-Kline-and-FrenchThematic-map-of-the-USA-allergy-season-by-stateDecorative thematic advertising map of the continental United States showing the months during which three types of pollen are prevalent. The map, by Smith, Kline, and French Laboratories (SKF) was created to support sales of Teldrin Spansules, SKF's brand name for chlorpheniramine maleate, an antihistamine. This mid 20th-century map shows the pollen season for grass pollen, tree pollen, and ragweed pollen. <br></br> Philadelphia. October 1962.
5438Map of worldwide catches of sperm and baleen whales in 1970.DetailsFAO United Nations1970
Map of the world distribution of sperm and baleen whale catches
FAO United Nations
1970
LOC:78
$200.00FAO-United-NationsMap-of-the-world-distribution-of-sperm-and-baleen-whale-catchesScarce map of the number of catches of sperm whales and of baleen whales worldwide. From the "Atlas of the living resources of the seas" a publication of the Department of Fisheries for the <strong>Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations [1]</strong>. <br><br> Updating Maury one hundred years earlier, the color of whale pictographs are used to represent whale species. Location, and catch quantity also are represented on this chart of the world. Maury's chart reported whale sightings for sperm, baleen, and right whales, while this chart displays data on actual catches only of sperm and baleen whales. <br></br> [1] Online. Atlas of the living resources of the ses. United Nations FAO. http://www.fao.org/geonetwork/srv/en/metadata.show?id=9505&currTab=simple <br></br> (Atlas des resources biologiques des mers; Atlas de los recursos vivos del mar)
5420Matthew Maury's scarce thematic chart of whale sightings (5th ed.)DetailsMaury, Matthew Fontaine1972
Maurys Whale Chart 5th Edition
Maury, Matthew Fontaine
1972
LOC:0
$1,500.00Maury--Matthew-FontaineMaurys-Whale-Chart-5th-EditionScarce official U.S. thematic chart of reported whale sightings by geographic area, whale species, and relative number of sightings (5th ed. ca. 1972). An early example of the graphical display of quantitative information for decision making. The chart shows the best whaling areas and migration patterns for sperm whales and right whales, as well as the most densely populated areas of "Straggling" Sperm Whales and Right Whales." Chart # 5018. <br></br> Matthew Maury's Whale Chart, was first issued by the United States Bureau of Ordnance & Hydrography in 1851. This is the official U.S. fifth (5th.) edition, from the United States Defense Mapping Agency Hydrographic/Topographic Center in the 1970s. The DMA existed from 1972 through 1996. The first edition of Maury's Whale Chart is extremely rare on the market. Only one sale of Maury's chart is recorded in the Antique Map Price Record. <br/></br/> The last three editions of Maury's Whale Chart may be identified thus: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"> <li><b>Third Edition (1956)</b></br> Upper top left position with logo of eagle clutching items in claws surrounded by text: "Hydrographic Office U.S. Navy". Top right position is blank. Bottom right position reads "Price 20 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514".</li> <li><b>Fourth edition (1960)</b></br> Upper top left position with logo of eagle over an anchor surrounded by text: "United States Hydrographical Office". Top right position reads "Catalog: Introduction. Part 1.". Bottom right position reads "Price 50 cents / H.O. Miscel. No. 8514" . </li> <li><b>Fifth edition (after 1972)</b></br> Upper top left with logo containing an eagle perched on a globe with text "Defense Mapping Agency". Top right position reads "Catalog P2V10". Bottom right reads "Lith of Wm. Endicott & Co. N. York | 5018 | DMA Stock Number | W0XZC5018.</li> </ul> </div>
5472Thematic, pictorial, world map for dope growing and manufacture.DetailsHigh Times1985
Late 20th C map of International Drug Production
High Times
1985
LOC:87
$225.00High-TimesLate-20th-C-map-of-International-Drug-ProductionThematic, pictorial, world map focused on the agricultural and manufacturing/refining sites that produced illegal drugs in the mid 1980's. A two-page "Bonus Centerfold" to a 1985 issue of <i>High Times</i> a monthly drug-oriented, counterculture magazine published by Trans-High Corporation of Farmingdale, N.Y. Robert Aronson, publisher. Perfect for collectors, dispensary decoration, or nostalgic old hippies. <br></br> This fine, increasingly scarce, original map <strong>"The World According to Dope: A Guide to International Drug Production"</strong> shows locations for growing coca, pot, poppies, and khat as well as of laboratories for production of cocaine, heroin amphetamine, and more all explained in a legend near bottom center using simple easily-understood pictographs to represent each drug. Notations on the map supplement the location information with a few interesting tidbits, (e.g., "Ukrainian ditchweed", "Bahamas and Turks and Caicos Islands: one big money laundry".) <br></br> Verso with a single-page map <strong> "Guide to International Trade Routes" </strong>for heroin, marijuana, Quaaludes, Cocaine, and khat. Most destinations are located on the map in the United States or in Europe. Polar projection.
5145Florida Population map for 1991 by Kiplinger.DetailsKiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.1991
Florida Population map for 1991
Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.
1991
LOC:87
$100.00Kiplinger-Washington-Editors--Inc-Florida-Population-map-for-1991Colorful, poster sized, Florida Population Map for 1991 produced for The Kiplinger Florida Letter. The map shows county forecasts for population growth in 1996 and 2001 in the State of Florida. Kiplinger forecast that the population of Florida would grow from 13.2 million to 16 million in 2001, a 21% increase. Kiplinger is a Washington, D.C.-based publisher of business forecasts and personal finance advice. <br></br> Includes four population tables and text. Price when issued was $5.00. <br></br> Clearly marked as "Not to be used for navigation."