Wall Maps and Charts

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6467Rare USCGS poster advertising sale of nautical charts .DetailsU.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey 
USCGS poster for Nautical Charts
U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
$1,250.00U-S--Coast-and-Geodetic-SurveyUSCGS-poster-for-Nautical-ChartsSurprisingly scarce poster ca 1970s, originally published in 1959, advertising nautical charts sold by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey in Washington, D. C. A later re-issue published by the National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Ocean Service. At one time paper copies of the poster were available by order from the NOAA Distribution Branch but after 2013 products have been only available in PDF print-on-demand delivery. <br><br> A map dealer's dream meta-poster! <br><br> WorldCat contains only one record of the re-issued poster, at the University of Maryland. No copies of the original 1959 poster are known to me. <br><br> Selected dates useful for dating U.S. Coast Survey charts: <div class="indenttextblocksingle"> <ul style="list-style-type: circle;"></li> <li>1807 - President Thomas Jefferson establishes Survey of the Coast.</li> <li>1836 - Survey of the Coast was renamed U.S. Coast Survey. </li> <li>1878 - U.S. Coast Survey renamed as Coast and Geodetic Survey.</li> <li>1970 - Coast and Geodetic Survey included within the NOAA and renamed National Geodetic Survey.</li> <li>2013 - NOAA ends printing of lithographic charts in favor of PDF.</li> </ul> </div>
1060Previouly unrecorded Dutch Golden Age nautical chart of the world.DetailsLoots, Johannes1708
Unrecorded Late Golden Age Dutch Sea Chart of the World
Loots, Johannes
$95,000.00Loots--JohannesUnrecorded-Late-Golden-Age-Dutch-Sea-Chart-of-the-WorldPreviously unrecorded nautical chart of the entire world by Dutch cartographer Johannes Loots. Not recorded in Koeman's Atlantes Neerlandici. Not found online. Not in AMPR. <br></br> Likely the only Dutch late Golden-Age unrecorded world nautical chart to surface in the 21st century. Differs from other sea charts of the period in that Loots places van Diemen's Land much farther east (13 degrees) than the others (Robijn, Roggeveen, Goos, Morden, Keulen, Wit, Doncker, Moxon, Halley) all of whom tend to place van Diemen's Land at the longitude of the west coast of the Cape York Peninsula (de Fer an exception). One possible explanation for the mis-alignment is that Hendrik Doncker never included van Diemen's Land on his charts, and as Doncker's apprentice, Loots was never required to deal with that area. <br></br> Covers the entire world. Loot's newly-discovered chart with title cartouche in four languages (1) Is the only known example of any world chart by Loots. (2) Is of a unique design found in no other world chart. (3) Includes tracks of explorers in the southern passage up to 1708, include le Maire, Schouten, Halley and "Vaisseau St. Louis, 1708" the last, just one year after Loots disolved a partnership with Antoni de Winter and Claas de Vries. (4) Is on Mercator's projection. (5) Shows the “Terre Austral du St. Espirit”. <br></br> From Koeman's biography of Johanne's Loots (1665[6]-1726) we know Loots was born in Amsterdam and is not as is sometimes believed one of the two sons of Anthonie (Theunisz) Jacobsz who named themselves Lootsman to confuse cartographic researchers in future centuries. Loots served an apprenticeship under Hendrick Doncker . <br></br> Contact for price.
3624Sayer's map of Turks Island, Caribbean Sea.DetailsJefferys, Thomas1775
Antique Chart of the Turks Islands and Turks Islands Passage
Jefferys, Thomas
$900.00Jefferys--ThomasAntique-Chart-of-the-Turks-Islands-and-Turks-Islands-PassageA fine original antique British chart of the <b>Turks Islands</b> in the Caribbean Sea engraved by Thomas Jefferys. Covers Grand Turk Island, Salt Key, Sand Key, Cotton Island, Pelicans Island, and others in the vicinity. A foundational map for collectors, it is the earliest obtainable sea chart to focus solely on the Turks Islands, today a British Overseas Territory. (Note: The Caicos Islands are not included on this chart.) <br></br> Shows rocks, banks, reefs, shoals, anchorages, "Salt Rakers Huts" on the 2 main islands, rhumb lines. Printing done from a hand-engraved copper plate by Jefferys. <br></br> At Sand Key at point "A", on the Southern Bluff, a note reveals <div class="indenttextblock"> " Upon this bluff (Sand Key) the French, after the late Peace, erected a Sea Mark which they were soon obliged to demolish."</div> <BR/> The chart is from the scarce <b>first edition 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> 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." Author: 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.
1198Large hanging map of the eastern United States from 1843.DetailsMitchell, Samuel Augustus1843
Mitchell's National Map of the American Republic first ed.
Mitchell, Samuel Augustus
$1,400.00Mitchell--Samuel-AugustusMitchell-s-National-Map-of-the-American-Republic-first-ed-Large 1st edition linen-backed hanging map of the eastern United States surrounded with insets of the vicinity of major towns, ports, and harbors. This scarce map features 32 colored insets of United States cites including New Orleans, St. Louis, Nashville, Natchez, Mobile, Savannah, Charleston, Raleigh and many more. Population tables for each county in the different states and territories in 1840. Eastern Kansas and Oklahoma are shown combined and is labeled "Indian Territory" with tribes identified including Omaha's, Kickapoos, Cherokee, and Shawnee. Large Iowa Territory. Minnesota is not yet named foreshadowing the Westward population expansion to follow in later decades. <br></br> With an inset map of the Treaty of 1842, also called Webster-Ashburton Treaty settling a border dispute between Maine and New Brunswick. <br></br> Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) is one of the pioneers in American cartography of the 19th century and led the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. Drawn by James Henry Young (1817-1866) and engraved by J.H. Brightly, both collaborated with Mitchell on this series of maps. Published from 8 1/2 South Seventh Street, Philadelphia. Wall map on linen with wooden scrolls.
1188Antique U.S. Postal Service map of Washington State.DetailsUS Post Office Department1903
Rare Post Route Map of the State of Washington
US Post Office Department
$1,500.00US-Post-Office-DepartmentRare-Post-Route-Map-of-the-State-of-WashingtonRare official U.S. Postal Service map of Washington State, complete with an oval vignette of a Pony Express rider and a steam locomotive with the motto of the US Post Office--"with Celerity, Certainty and Security". A rolled map with no folds. Should frame brilliantly. <br></br> Legend at bottoms shows "Explanation of Mail Service." keyed to colored lines on the map showing frequency of delivery. Also noted are railroads, beginning and end of delivery routes, mail messenger routes, Post Offices, discontinued Post Offices, and rural free delivery (RFD) routes. <br></br> Published September 1903 by order of Postmaster General Henry C. Payne, under the direction of A. von Haake, Topographer P.O. Department.
1397Planning commission map of Norfolk in the Commonwealth of VirginiaDetailsNorfolk City Planning Commission1924
Large 1921 Planning Commission Map of Norfolk, Virginia and Vicinity
Norfolk City Planning Commission
$1,750.00Norfolk-City-Planning-CommissionLarge-1921-Planning-Commission-Map-of-Norfolk--Virginia-and-VicinityImpressive huge lithographed folding map of Norfolk in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Boundary lines mark the city's boundary with Norfolk County and to its east Norfolk County's boundary with Princess Anne County. This 1924 edition is the first revision of the original 1921 Norfolk City Planning Commission map (other revisions were in 1928 and 1939). Compiled by Paul F. Mueller C.E., who worked for Sanborn Map Co. until 1906. (Norfolk Virginia: Evolution of a City in Maps. Berent, Irwin M. Norfolk History Publihers. 2013. pp. 23-25. <a href="https://books.google.com/books?id=sQsvAQAAQBAJ&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=Norfolk+and+Vicinity,+City+Planning+Commission+map+1921&source=bl&ots=BHr35I7PFg&sig=qOBa1pA-rTOpTKgYZ26zxMS-_3w&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjE_L-p5oTYAhVR1IMKHSIWCXEQ6AEIRzAJ#v=onepage&q=Norfolk%20and%20Vicinity%2C%20City%20Planning%20Commission%20map%201921&f=false" target="_blank">Online.</a>) <br></br> Numerous printed notes of historical interest, for example: "Near this spot was the "Mother Church" of Elizabeth River Parish. See Book 4, Page 175, 3 January 1684." Key features on this map include Willoughby Bay, Boush Creek, Mason Creek, Little Creek, Elizabeth River, Lafayette River, Craney Island, and Port Norfolk. <br></br> Pencil annotation for Ward's Corner. <br></br> Norfolk is located at the heart of the Hampton Roads metro area. Named for the large natural harbor of the same name located at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, Norfolk It is one of nine cities and seven counties that constitute the Hampton Roads metro area. The city has a long history as a military and transportation hub. The largest Navy base in the world, Naval Station Norfolk, is located in Norfolk, Va. <br></br> With label for C.S. Wertsner & Sons, Maps and Mounting, 50 North 13th Street, Philadelphia, Pa. Lithographed by A. Hoen and Co., Baltimore.
1333Old Corps of Engineers blueprint index map of New Orleans area.DetailsU.S. War Department1934
Old War Department Map of New Orleans Area 1934
U.S. War Department
$450.00U-S--War-DepartmentOld-War-Department-Map-of-New-Orleans-Area-1934Large, original War Department / U.S. Corps of Engineers blueprint index map from 1934 for south-eastern Louisiana including New Orleans, Donaldsonville, Baton Rouge, Mandeville, Slidell and Bay St. Louis. Names railways, numerous waterways and bodies of water, but does not show roads or highways. Includes the Bonnet Carre Floodway (completed 1931), the Harvey Locks, portions of the Intracoastal Canal (later called the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway or ICWW), Lake Borgne, Lake Ponchartrain, Barataria Bay, Atchafalaya Bay, and the Mississippi River as far south as Venice, Louisiana. Perfect for the man cave. <br></br> On this map the route shown for the Intracoastal Canal passes through Lockport, Louisiana and Bayou Terrebonne. The segment of the canal from Larose to Bourg, Louisiana to was not completed until 1949. <br></br> Dated within at bottom right to 1934. Drawn by L. Lecaze.
6451Geologic map of Colorado, USA from 1931.DetailsU.S. Geological Survey1935
Fine large Geologic Map of Colorado
U.S. Geological Survey
$500.00U-S--Geological-SurveyFine-large-Geologic-Map-of-ColoradoOriginal large folding Geologic Survey Map of Colorado [1] from 1935, dissected and laid to linen. With an inset index map of Colorado. Includes an impressive table of the principal sources of geologic data that were used to compile the map of Colorado, USA. Published by the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey. <br><br> Scarce in this format. Type of rock (igneous, metamorphic, sedimentary) is indicated by color keyed to an extensive index scattered across the right side of the map.<br><br> [1] Geologic Map of Colorado by the United States Geological Survey W. C. Mendenhall Director in cooperation with the Colorado State Geological Survey Board and Colorado Metal Mining Fund 1935.
1190Blue-line map of Southern Vancouver Island first printed in 1931.DetailsDavenport, Joseph B.1941
Southern Districts of Vancouver Islands and Adjacent Gulf Islands
Davenport, Joseph B.
$850.00Davenport--Joseph-B-Southern-Districts-of-Vancouver-Islands-and-Adjacent-Gulf-IslandsVery large whiteprint or blue-line map of Southern Vancouver Island, British Columbia. First printed in 1932, this revised edition dates from 1941. Inset map of Saturna Island. Contains cadastral and road detail with a road index at center left. Laid to linen and on rollers; no folds. <br></br> Coverage includes Ladysmith, Duncan, Victoria, Sidney, portions of Juan de Fuca Strait, Strait of Georgia, Galiano Island, Mayne Island, North and South Pender Island, and numerous other islands and passages in that area. <br></br> Contains a red-stamped notation: "Pocket copies of this map may be obtained at the office--". Manuscript pencil course line and distances drawn from top of map near Kulleet Bay, through Stuart Channel and Haro Strait to Victoria Harbor. <br></br> Copyrighted in Canada 1932 by Joseph Davenport. Printed by the Island Blue Print and Map Company, Victoria, B.C.
6492Planning commission pap of the City of Dubuque, IowaDetailsDubuque City Planning Commision1951
Master Plan for the City of Dubuque Iowa
Dubuque City Planning Commision
$400.00Dubuque-City-Planning-CommisionMaster-Plan-for-the-City-of-Dubuque-IowaVery large, scarce 1951 master plan map of the City of Dubuque, Iowa by the Dubuque City Planning and Zoning Commission, J.M. Wolfe, Chairman. Justin R. Hartzog, City Planner. A fine record of the city and its ambitions in the mid 20th-century. <br><br> Two matching legends at bottom right and left show symbols and coloration used for mapped features under existing conditions and for the Commission's planning proposals respectively. These details include streets, railroads, intersections, city boundaries, parks, playgrounds, schools and other land uses. North oriented to top.
6493Large pictorial map of the State of Ohio from 1966.DetailsOhio Department of Highways1966
Large pictorial map of the State of Ohio
Ohio Department of Highways
$185.00Ohio-Department-of-HighwaysLarge-pictorial-map-of-the-State-of-OhioLarge pictorial map of the State of Ohio. Copyrighted and published in 1966 by the Ohio Department of Highways. <br><br> <div id="3" align="center"> <a title="Detail from See the Wonderful World of Ohio map."></a> <img id="3" src="/ZoomifyImages/SC_6493/SC_6493_Detail.jpg" alt="The Ohio River, 455 miles of water wonderland." width="360"/> <br><small>The Ohio River, 455 miles of water wonderland.</small> </div><br> Verso with additional road map, text, and photographs.
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
$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