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Map of the State of California, the Territories of Oregon & Utah, and the chief part of New Mexico.
Cowperthwait (Mitchell)
NP: NP, 1850. 15.5x12.5. The first edition of this early atlas map of the west appeared in Mitchell's Universal Atlas in 1846 and it was continuously updated for many years thereafter. This is a particularly scarce variant with much of interest. It shows the west just after the Mexican War and the discovery of gold in California; thus, the boundary with Mexico is at the Gila River prior to the Gadsden Purchase of 1853, and the GOLD REGION is named across the Sacramento Valley yet with few towns named other than Marysville. There are no counties named (they would appear in the next year's edition), the Great Basin here is Fremont Basin, and Bonpland L. is the name of today's Lake Tahoe. Lewis and Clark's route is named as is the "Great Spanish Trial from P[ueblo] Angeles to Santa Fe," and many Indian tribes are named. Clearly the cartographer was trying to fill out the interior of the west as best he could, but the impression is still one of vast empty spaces. There are but four vast states and territories west of the continental divide, hand colored. The sheet is evenly browned, a stray wrinkle is visible in the right light, else a very good copy. Wheat Mapping the Trans-Mississippi West 725, Wheat Maps of the California Gold Region 201.

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Colton's Quarto Atlas of the World.
(Atlas) Colton, J. H.
NY: J. H. Colton, Publisher, 1865. 16pp, 47 maps (plus one map duplicated). Original stamped cloth. Some wear to extremities with minor loss of cloth, pencil writing to one of the contents pages and previous owner name penciled on title page, two maps with short tears only one (India or Hindoostan) entering the print surface, overall very good. All of the maps are clean and bright. Twenty-five maps are of the United States and the states and territories. (The duplicated map is Colton's Map of California and Idaho, showing surrounding states also.) Each map is full page, approximately 10 by 8 inches, save for the map of California which is a double page measuring 16 by 8 inches. A scarce format.

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Map of the United States of America
NP: NP, (1814) 13 x 17 . Mathew Carey (1760-1839) immigrated from Dublin to Philadelphia in 1784 where he established a print shop and publishing firm the following year. His earliest cartographic publication, an atlas issued in 1794, was among the very first from an American printer. Although never a prolific map publisher, Carey made a number of innovations during his career and his atlas went through a number of editions. This map is from Carey's General Atlas, Improved And Enlarged; Being A Collection Of Maps Of The World And Quarters, Their Principal Empires, Kingdoms, &c. (Philadelphia: 1814), the first atlas made in the United States to employ standard color on the maps. This Map of the United States of America is an updated copy of the U.S. map engraved by Henry Tanner that appeared in the first edition of Melish's Travels In the United States, published in 1812. It shows the extent of the United States past the Mississippi to the large Missouri Territory. The map is filled with early roads, settlements, forts, native villages and towns. A proposed canal extends from Albany to Oneida L. The early territories of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana are noted as is the North West Ter. which takes in the area that would become Wisconsin and Minnesota. The region south of the Missouri River and west of the Mississippi seems well mapped, but north of the Missouri is the legend "Unexplored Country." Mississippi Ter. here includes all of what would become Alabama in 1817, and in the west is the notation “Yazoo Speculation.” The reference is to the Yazoo Land Fraud perpetrated in the 1790's when land speculators used bribery and intimidation to purchase millions of acres of land for next to nothing, resulting in a huge public outcry. States and territories are fully hand colored. There is browning along the center fold from old glue, and some minor spotting mostly marginal. Withal, a handsome map

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Nouveau Mexique et Californie.
NP: NP, (1683). 6 x 4. An attractive little map that illustrates one of most glaring and persistent geographic errors of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. California here is boldly shown as an immense Isle de Californie with a flat northern coast and four islands between the eastern shore and the mainland. There are a few recognizable place names: Cape Mendocino, San Francisco Draco, Mont Rey, Saint Diego. Inland there is a lake feeding the Norte R. (Rio del Norte, today the Rio Grande) that runs into the Mer Vermeio (today the Gulf of California) another error that would be corrected by the end of the seventeenth century. The Real de Nueva Mexico (Santa Fe) is correctly located east of the Norte R. In the lower part of the map two ships are engaged in battle, the title cartouche is flanked by native figures and to the north is Terres Inconnues. The map is from Alain M. Mallet's Description de l'Univers…, the first issue published in Paris in 1683. A little browning around the edges, else a good strong impression. McLaughlin 87-1.

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Ethngoraphical Map of Oregon.
NP: American Ethnographical Society, (1854). 8 x 10. A fascinating black and white lithographed map originally published in Transactions of the American Ethnological Society. The map is identified as being "from Hale's Ethnology of the Amer. Exploring Expedition," and its author is Horatio Emmons Hale, an astonishingly young scientist who graduated from Harvard in 1837 at the age of 20 and the following year joined Commander Charles Wilkes's Unites States Exploring Expedition as its chief ethnologist and philologist. He published an ethnographic map of Oregon in the final report of the U.S. Ex. Ex. upon which this smaller version is based. It covers all of the country west of the Rockies between 42° and 54° N., within which dome 30 tribal area are identified. Many well known tribes have unusual alternative names, for example; "Satsikaa or Blackfeet… Selipsh or Flatheads… Upsaroka or Crows." Folded as issued with a couple of misfolds, else crisp. Accompanying the map is Hale's Indians of North-West America (130pp, folding chart),

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Planisphaerium Coeleste.
NP: NP, ca. 1730 19.5 x 22. Here is a splendid double hemisphere celestial chart showing the northern and southern sky with constellations in allegorical form. A diagram in the upper right corner showing the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, while another in the upper left represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. Five additional diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, the different planetary hypotheses of Tycho Brahe, Corpernicus, Ptolemy, and the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons. George Matthaus Seutter (1678-1757) learned the map publishing business as an apprentice to J. B. Homan of Nurenbeerg. In 1707, he moved to Augsburg where he established himself as Homann's main rival, becoming Geographer to the Imperial Court in 1715. Center fold and one minor foxing spot. Hand color, undoubtedly later, but well done.

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Asher & Adams' Portions of Utah, Colorado and Wyoming.
Asher & Adams
N/P: N/P, 1872. 16 x 22.5. The Asher & Adams atlas of 1872 was one of the first to feature railroad lines, showing minimal topography and few towns that are not on or near railroads. Hre is an excellent example of the A&A focus on railroads which additionally shows how sometimes their maps have configurations that are just...odd. Shown here is the front range of Colorado south to just include Walsenburg and west as far as Georgetown. The southern quarter of Wyoming appears almost to the western boundary. As mentioned, railroads dominate. The Union Pacific crosses Wyoming, the Kansas Pacific goes to Denver, the Denver Pacific runs from Cheyenne to Denver, and the Denver & Rio Grande goes from Denver only to Pueblo at this time. At the bottom left is another map - at 11 1/2 by 12 1/2 inches it is too big to call it an inset - of northwestern Utah. Again railroads are prominent with the UP entering from the east and the Central Pacific from the west. The Utah Central goes from Ogden through Salt Lake City to Provo City and on to Payson. Atypically, many towns are named that are not on the railroad. Hand colored with soft pastels characteristic of Asher & Adams. Center fold as issued, else very good.

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Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent and Actual Surveys and Records.
Beers, F.W.
New York: Beers, Comstock & Cline; 1873. 196pp. Collated complete. Small folio (16 by 13 1/2 inches). Original boards, rebound with new leather spine and gilt title. Minor edge chipping to a few pages, some internal browning, overall very good. The atlas was originally created to depict land boundaries to determine property taxes, an ambitious project became the first comprehensive atlas of Long Island and portions of the metro New York area. The maps show the counties and towns of Long Island, with roads, railroads, bodies of water and rivers, as well as buildings and the names of homeowners and landowners, making this an excellent genealogical resource. There are some 168 maps varying in size from insets a few inches on a side to the map of all of Long Island measuring 52 by 14 inches. Several of the maps are double page, some are folding. The scale varies, with some maps as close as 300 feet to the inch. The scale allows for considerable detail, although as much as anything it reveals that much of the Island remain undeveloped especially in the farther reaches. Text pages provide a business directory for individual towns and villages. Original hand coloring highlights the maps with pastels. Scarce, as many volumes were broken up for individual maps.

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Bird's Eye Map of Colorado Showing Tourists' Resorts.
Burlington RR.
N/P: N/P, 1900. 13 x 11. This charming map of the mountains of Colorado is from a century old tourist promotion Colorado via the Burlington Route (included here). It shows none of the plains - Trinidad and Pueblo are at the very east edge - and north as far as North Park. The title block occupies the far north west corner, but Grand Junction and Meeker do appear. Many towns are named, several geographic features (Royal Gorge, Cliff Ruins, Black Canyon, Spanish Peaks, and so on), as well as a couple of hot springs. Mountains are drawn in bird's eye view style, I doubt with much accuracy but a couple of major peaks are named. The top quarter of the sheet has a map of the western united States with the Burlington Route from Chicago west shown. Folded, else very good.

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Carte de 'Amerique.
N/P: N/P, 1720. 5 x 3.5 on a printed sheet 13 x 17. A charming little map of the Americas on a larger sheet of information about the New World. Four engravings show various councils probably dividing up the continents, and a series of charts describe the colonial governments. A text in French explains their workings. The map itself shows an (unnamed) island of California and across the straight is a large Nouveau Mexique. The rest of North America is divided into Canada, Floride, Virginie, and Nouvekle Holande. Far to the south, a purely speculative antarctic continent is suggested as Terre Inconnue. Center fold as issued, else very good. McLaughin 164.

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Territories of New Mexico and Utah.
NP: NP, 1855. 13 x 16 . A very nice copy of one of the most important and popular antique maps of the southwest and justly so. Five states would be carved out of the primitive territories displayed here only recently acquired from Mexico. Although the region was little known, the topography shown is clearly drawn from the expeditions of Emory (1848), Stansbury (1850), Sitgreaves (1853), and the great Pacific Railroad Surveys (1853-55) and others. Fremont's routes are noted at least four times on the map. For all the trails and topography noted, there is little in the way of settlement. Utah has a handful of places named from Ogden to Fillmore City (here the capitol of the territory), while New Mexico shows considerable settlement from Pike's Stockade and Ft. Massachusetts in the north to Franklin (across the Rio Grande from the Mexican town of El Paso) in the south. Both territories have counties spanning their great width from Texas and the continental divide to California. An attractive and important map here in an early issue with blank verso. Wheat 832, Brown State 2.

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Map of Minnesota Territory.
NP: NP, 1850 (but later 13 x 16. Minnesota Territory was created in 1849 and this early map shows it from Wisconsin in the east to the Missouri River in the west, thus encompassing much of what would become Dakota. Some counties appear, but the only ones that look like they're serious are on the lower Mississippi from Minneapolis-St. Paul to the southern boundary. In the far west two immense counties - Pembina and Blue Earth - are clearly governmental entities in name only. Little but waterways, lakes and Indian tribes are named in this empty region, although even at this late date Ft. Mandan as "Lewis & Clarkes wintering place 1804-5" is noted. Civilization is clearly on its way, though; a paragraph of text reads: "By the treaties of Traverse des Sioux and Mendota concluded in the year 1851 the Dakota or Sioux Indians ceded all their lands to the United States… Area about 54,100 square miles, or 35 million acres comprising a region fully equal in extent to the States of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The Dakota Reserve, a tract of land on the head waters of the Minnesota river 120 miles in length, and 20 miles wide, has been appropriated by treaty for the use of said Indians." (Do the math.) A red line marks the boundary of this remarkable land swap. Counties are hand colored. A touch of browning, and the margin is close on the bottom shaving away a portion of the copyright information.

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Map of the Sites of the Indian Tribes of North America When first known to the Europeans about 1600 A.D. along the Atlantic and
Gallatin, Albert
NY: American Ethnological Society, (1848). This is the second issue of Albert Gallatin important map that appeared in the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II. (See Wheat 417 for a lengthy discussion of the significance of the first issue.) Several Indian tribes have been added, most notably in the southwest and Pacific northwest. Two - Pawnees and Arapahos - are printed by a stamp of some sort rather than in type. Topography has been revised with mountains indicated with hachures and the "Great Basin titled the Great Interior Basin or California Desert" rather than the "Great Sandy Desert" as in the first issue. The map is accompanied by the full volume of the Transactions of the American Ethnological Society, Volume II, (NY: 1848. clxxxviii, 298, 151pp, 7 maps [five folding, including the Gallatin], rebacked and tight) which rates a separate comment. The volume includes several interesting articles, the most important being Hale's Indians of North-west America with a lengthy introduction by Gallatin. The maps include an ethnographic map of Oregon derived from the American Exploring Expedition, and another titled Map of the Rio Grande and Rio Gila, Compiled from the Surveys of Col. Emory and Lieut. Abert, And from the Early Spanish Authorities by E. G. Squier. Gallatin's Introduction provides a fascinating discussion of recent knowledge on western geography. Having this context greatly compliments the map.

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The George Washington Atlas
Martin, Lawrence, ed.
Washington, D.C.: NP, 1932. (8pp text, 50 plates). Folio, 18 by 14 inches. Light rubbing to the extremities, else near fine. Prepared by the George Washington Bicentennial Commission. The subtitle describes it: "A collection of eighty-five maps including twenty-eight made by George Washington, seven used and annotated by him, eight made at his direction, or for his use or otherwise associated with him, and forty-two new maps concerning his activities in peace and war and his place in history."

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N/P: Meyer's Handatlas, 1845. 14.5 by 12. A copper engraved map, with elegant outline coloring from Meyer's Handatlas, the dated the year Florida was admitted to the union. Only 18 counties are named; there are 67 today. Two "Indian Boundary Line" and an "Undefined Indian Boundary Line" outline a large, central "Indian Reserve," which is crossed by a "Track of the Indians." (These legends are in English.) By far the majority of named places are in the north and panhandle, but a few are along the southern coasts including "Arredondo's Grant" in the vicinity of present day Gainesville. Not unlike New Mexico, Florida had numerous Spanish land grants with confusing boundaries, fraudulent claims, and inadequate - or nonexistent - surveys that plagued settlers and slowed development for decades. The Arredondo was one of the largest and most vexatious of these grants. There are three insets on the map, one of the harbor of St. Augustine with soundings in fathoms, and two town plans of Pensacola and Tallahassee naming streets, important buildings, and several landowners. Flanking the map are seven tables of steamboat routes and distances between St. Augustine and Pensacola and various other places. Scattered foxing else unfolded and very good.

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A New Universal Atlas of the World; Comprising, in Twenty Maps, Carefully Prepared from the Latest Information...
Morse, Jedidah & Sidney E. Morse
New Haven: Howe & Spaulding, 1822. Title, contents leaf, 20 copper engraved full page maps, one double page. Original quarter leather and marbled boards. Boards quite scuffed, pages browned and some minor foxing, overall very good. This is the Morses' significant early American atlas, with a double-hemisphere map of the World, North America, a double page map of the United States (10 x 16 inches), plus Canada, Europe, its various nations and states, Asia, Africa, Hindoostan, etc. The map of the United States is engraved by A. Daggett, most of the others credited to N. & S.S. Jocelyn. This is basically the same map as that published in 1823 in Morse's An Atlas of the United States, which was engraved by the Jocelyns, as cited by Wheat, then noted by him as also being published in the 1825 edition of Morse's A New Universal Atlas of the World; he makes no mention of this earlier issue. He calls it a "beautifully engraved map [which] includes the Oregon country with the overly-long `Multnomah or Wallaumut' River and with no northern boundary shown..." Often seen colored, this atlas is largely uncolored with only a few maps having partial color. Wheat 355, Phillips Atlases 306.

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The Northern Pacific Railroad and Connections.
N/A: N/A, 1889. 16 x 35. This railroad map and promotional is most interesting. The map exhibits a swath of the north and northwest from Michigan west to the Pacific and south to include most of Kansas, Colorado, Utah, Nevada and northern California. It shows every whistle stop on the line and much more detail in the surrounding states and territories. Verso is a curious text, the speech of one J. Proctor Knott (a real person) Representative from Kentucky in opposition to a railroad land grant that would open up Duluth and the northwest. It is highly sarcastic and, according to the parenthetical notes, produced great mirth among the auditors. It is humor of the sort: "Now, I have always been under the impression, as I presume other gentlemen have, that in the region around Lake Superior it was old enough for at least nine months in a year to freeze the smoke-stack off a locomotive. (Great laughter.) But I see it represented on this map that Duluth is situated exactly half way between the latitudes of Paris and Venice, so that gentlemen who have inhaled the exhilarating airs of the one or basked in the golden sunlight of the other, may see at a glance that Duluth must be a place of untold delights, (laughter) a terrestrial paradise fanned by the balmy zephyrs of an eternal spring, clothed with a gorgeous sheen of ever-blooming flowers and vocal with the silver melody of nature's choicest songsters (laughter)" And so on for more than 90 column inches of text, illustrated with cartoons. The editors have interspersed the speech with statistics and other data on the production and conditions in the region so as to make Rep. Knott out to be something of an ass - not that difficult a chore, but a curious tactic. The paper is quite brittle and there are several repairs to the folds but no loss.

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Topographical Description of the Dominions of the United States of America
Pownall, T[homas]
Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1949. xvi, 235pp, two folding maps. No dj, tape stains on ffep, else very good. Thomas Pownall was a British administrator in America who had a sustained interest in the colonies. In 1776 he published the first edition of his survey of the middle and northern colonies that would go through six editions and become the most important geographic account of the area in its era. This edition is a 1784 revision not before published. The maps are 1776 Lewis Evans maps of the colonies from Florida to Canada here well reproduced.

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Map of Oregon and Upper California from the Surveys of John Charles Fremont and other Authorities.
N/P: N/P, 1850. 19.5 x 16.5. This is the smaller version of Fremont's tremendously influential map published in 1848. It is really a synthesis of al the available information collected by a number of western explorers including such famous names as Abert, Peck, Emory and Kern. It appears to be printed from a portion of the plate used for the larger map, and was probably issued to meet the demand for maps following the discovery of gold in California. The name notwithstanding, Oregon is not shown, but the map does show all of the Great Basin and routes to the diggings. There is much god information on the west as it was known, but one glaring error places a range of mountains east-west across the Great Basin. These nonexistent mountains would appear on commercial maps for years afterward. Still, it is outstanding for its depiction of California, and has a better depiction of Fremont's explorations in the Central Valley than the earlier map.Dated 1848 but issued in 1850. Folded as issued, a couple of age spots, else clean and bright. What (TM) 613, (in) Wagner Camp 150, Wheat (Gold Rush) 41.

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A Series of Charts, with Sailing Directions, Embracing Surveys of the Farallones, Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of
Ringold, Cadwalader
Washington: Jno. T. Towers, 1852. 48pp, 8 plates, 6 large folding maps. Original cloth with decorative gilt stamping. Extremities rubbed, text foxed, else a splendid near fine copy. Ringgold (1802-1867) had a long and distinguished naval career. He commanded the Porpoise in the Wilkes Exploring Expedition 1838-42 where he made his first surveys of the northwest coast of America. He returned to California 1849-50 where he did the work that resulted in the present volume. He then commanded a surveying expedition to the North Pacific. Commodore Matthew C. Perry ordered him home as insane, but a medical review upon his return found him completely competent. He served honorably in the Civil War and retired as with the rank of commodore in 1864. In 1849 and 1850 the flood of emigration to the anchorage of San Francisco crowded the surrounding waters with all variety of boats in the bay itself and on the unexplored routes leading to the interior. Ringgold's set of maps served as a guide to the water routes to the gold regions. The six folding maps, all approximately 20 by 29 inches, include a general chart of the San Francisco bay extending inland as far as Sacramento and Boston, with detailed maps of some of the smaller harbors, and a chart of the Sacramento River from Suisun City to the American River. Save for the occasional short tear at the gutter, they are bright and crisp. The text offers a brief description of the region, the plates give views of harbor entrances and prominent geographic features. An important gold rush document. Kurutz 536e, Howes R303.

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Map of San Jacinto Co.
Texas General Land Office
NP: Texas General Land Office, 1879. 21 x 17. This is a manuscript copy of a map in the Texas General Land Office. A legend reads, "I, W.C. Walsh Commissioner of the General Land Office, do hereby certify that this Map is a true and correct copy of the Original now in use in this Office compiled from official (sic) data. W.C. Walsh (signature) Commissioner." San Jacinto County, in southeast Texas fifty miles north of Houston on the Trinity River, was created in 1870 out of parts of Liberty, Montgomery, Polk, and Walker counties. One of my references says the county was named for the water hyacinth that choked area streams, the Handbook of Texas claims it was named after the battle; take your pick. For a lengthy history of San Jacinto County see the entry in the Handbook. Texas is the only public land state with complete control over its public lands and it is also responsible for collecting and keeping records, providing maps and surveys and issuing land titles. This tracing was probably made for use by the County, a municipality, or private developer. And a remarkable piece of work it is. Every land owner in the county is named, the smallest in script so minute and yet completely legible (albeit with the use of a glass) that I have a hard time imagining the skill, steady hand, and close eye that went into its making. Hand drawn on unfolded tracing paper. Some foxing, pencil notes in the margin, a dampstain enters the right margin. Not unique - tracing is just another form of duplication, after al - but try to find another one.

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Map of the Atchison-Topeka & Santa Fe Gulf-Colorado & Santa Fe Railway System Concentrating upon Galveston.
The Galveston Daily News
Galveston, TX: Galveston Daily News, 1886. 14.5 x 20.5 (including masthead). This is a crude, probably woodcut map of Texas and the southwest that takes up the entire front page of the Galveston Daily News. It shows an area from Chicago in the northeast to southern and lower California. Emphasis is on rail connections to Galveston, both existing routes to st. Louis and Kansas and proposed lines to Santa Fe (thus connecting to the transcontinental railroads) and to central Mexico. There is some detail of railroads through the west although the strike is weak and some information is blurred. I am reminded of Mark Twain's observation that the amazing thing about a dancing dog is not that the dog dances well but that it dances at all. This is a remarkable local production for the time and even more exceptional that it has survived. (No thanks to the Library of Congress. The map has a small tag from the LOC and has been cut at the left edge. This was done to allow the library to microfilm the newspaper before deaccessioning it, a truly idiotic practice that means 1) that much of the information already faint on the map will be illegible on the film, and 2) the public will never again have the experience of handling the actual document. End of rant.) It was prepared by E.A. Hensoldt who apparently did an 1883 map of Texas railroads for an insert to the Galveston Daily News, although the earlier one was printed by Rand-McNally. This one was obviously printed locally. Included is the entire issue of the News, a total of six sheets, and there is almost a full page of text describing the rail system in the United States and promoting Galveston as a natural center of transportation. As you would expect, the paper is browned and very fragile with some minor edge chips and tears. The margin at the top of the map is close and there is some internal loss of text, both resulting from the trimming, and the paper has been folded twice. I have placed the individual leaves into individual acetate holders so that you, at least, will be able to handle the original document.

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Panorama of the River St. Lawrence, Ontario.
Waud, Alfred R.
N/P: N/P, after 1857. 7" x 138" (!). This is a folding wood engraved panorama in printed cloth boards. The book itself measures seven and one half by four inches while the panorama if completely unfolded would stretch to an impressive eleven and one half feet. The sheet is folded accordion style, making it possible to open a few panels at a time to study the River or follow one's route. From the City of Quebec to Niagara Falls Waud depicts towns, geographic features, and rail lines paralleling the River. Numerous vignettes show significant features, town views, portraits and local color while all types of boats ply the waters. Alfred R. Waud (1828-1891) was an English born artist and illustrator who is best known for his eye witness sketches f Civil War battle scenes. The panorama is remarkably well preserved with no splitting to the folds and perhaps a touch of toning to the paper but no foxing or stains.

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Outline Map of Parts of Southern California & South-Western Nevada, Showing the Relative Areas of Drainage of the Coast, Valley,
NP: NP, 1876. 14.5 x 19. A visually impressive map that makes use of several printed colors and textures. The title pretty well describes it; the map displays an area from San Diego and Ft. Yuma in the south eat to Santa Cruz on the Pacific in the north west. the colors show drainage area and basins, while major geographic and built features are named. The "Visalia Div. S.P.R.R." runs down the Great Valley Drainage past Tulare Lake. (Tulare Lake was once the largest fresh water lake west of the Great Lakes. It is now a dry basin, "reclaimed" for agriculture and housing developments.) The "Old Salt Lake Road" runs northwest out of the Los Angeles area through a miniscule Last Vegas. From Appendix JJ of Wheeler's 1876 Annual Report Upon the Geographical Surveys West of the One Hundredth Meridian. Folded as issued, else bright.

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