ANTIQUE MAPS of AMERICA
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authentic historical engravings, printed at the dates stated. We
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These are but a few examples from our extensive inventory.
The mapping of America mirrors the history of the United States.
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1683 - MALLET - AMERICAS - 'Nouveau Continent ou Amerique'. Overall size 5.5x8 inches. CALIFORNIA APEARS AS AN ISLAND. See also our MALLET FEATURE PAGE.
1683 - MALLET - CALIFORNIA AS A LARGE ISLAND. 'Nouveau Mexique et Californie'. Overall size some 5.5x8 inches. See also our MALLET FEATURE PAGE.
1716 - MORDEN - WORLD TWIN HEMISPHERE - This attractive miniture map is in Original Color. It is shown approximately actual size. CALIFORNIA APPEARS AS AN ISLAND.
1717 - MOLL - NORTH AMERICA - Hermann Moll's map of North America depicts CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, totally seperate from the mainland. Engraved area some 10x7 inches.
1717 - MOLL - AMERICAS - This Hermann Moll map of North & South America also shows CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND, totally seperate from the mainland. Engraved area some 7x10 inches.
1719 - CHIQUET - NORTH AMERICA - This attractive map in original outline colour, shows CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND. Overall size some 11.5x9 inches.
1739 - BUFFON - AMERICAS - ' L'Amerique suivant les dernieres observations.. ' This small map, some 5.5x7 inches, by this French Cartographer, is of interest as it too shows CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND.
1744 -SENEX - NORTH AMERICA - This small map, some 10x8 inches, is of particular interest, as is shows CALIFORNIA AS AN ISLAND.
 DE L'ISLE - NORTH PACIFIC - This cartographic curiosity, revolves around a mythical French Admiral - de Fonte. The map purports to reflect the discoveries of Spanish, English and Russian explorers. In particular a large MER DE L'OUEST (Western Sea) is shown as existing just above California. Indeed for a generation or more, some French Maps still insist that this 'Sea' existed.
1762 - ROLLOS/VAUGONDY - NORTH AMERICA - The engraved area is some 11.5x7.5 inches. The area above California is shown as 'Parts Unkown'.
 - BRION - NORTH AMERICA - Overall size some 20x14 inches. These maps are distinguished by the very decorative 'frame-effect' borders.
 - CONDOR.T. - NORTH AMERICA - Cartouche only. Engraved area c.13x14.5 inches (335x375 mm)
1783 - KITCHIN - 'A NEW MAP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN NTH. AMERICA'. Eastern Seaboard from Newfoundland to Florida - Tip of Florida inset. Nice Cartouche. Overall 20x14 inches. (Engraved area 370x335 mm). Inland to Lake Superior / New Orleans.
1783 - KITCHIN - NORTH AMERICA
1795 - ADAM - AMERICAS - Note the inaccuracies in this map in the area of Hudson's Bay and Greenland. Some 9x8 inches overall size.
1797 - BROOKES - NORTH AMERICA - Engraved area some 9x7.5 inches.
1801 - GUTHRIE - US EASTERN SEABOARD - ' The United States of America according to the Treaty of Peace of 1784 '. An interesting copperplate map showing the States then established, Indian Tribes, Company Lands and West Florida extending to New Orleans. The engraved area some 8x7 inches.
1823 - ARROWSMITH -MEXICO - includes the area California/Texas/New Orleans - A New General Atlas. Published Edinburgh and London 1823 by A Constable & Co. The maps engraved by Sydney HALL.
1832 - ARROWSMITH - UNITED STATES - This map has original (contemporary) hand colouring. Several territories are shown. 7x6 inches.
 - DOWER ORR - CALIFORNIA/MEXICO/CENTRAL AMERICA
1843 - FINDLAY - NORTH AMERICA SHOWING TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC (Detail)
1843 - FINDLAY -NORTH AMERICA SHOWING TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC (Full image) The map appeared in Modern Atlas . Published London 1843 by T. Tegg (1776-1845). The maps engraved by Findlay himself.
1844 - BUTLER - NORTH AMERICA Dr. Samuel BUTLER D.D. ATLAS of MODERN GEOGRAPHY Printed in London in 1844.Overall size some 10x8 inches. Engraved area c. 240x180mm.All the Maps have ORIGINAL OUTLINE COLOURING. Published by Longman, Brown, Green & Longmans. The Maps engraved by Sydney HALL.
DETAIL - TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC
From Dr. Samuel BUTLER's Atlas of Modern Geography, 1844.
PLEASE SEE ALSO OUR DEDICATED TEXAS AS A REPUBLIC WEB PAGE
1845/55 - LEVASSEUR - NORTH AMERICA - This famous French Cartographer produced his highly decorative maps between c.1845 and 1855. All have finely engraved Borders and were normally ussued with Original Outline Colour. On this example, TEXAS APPEARS AS A REPUBLIC.
1851 - TALLIS - NORTH AMERICA - John Tallis's ILLUSTRATED ATLAS published in 1851 contained perhaps the most decorative maps of the world issued in the 19th Century. Original Oultine Colouring. Overall size some 11x 14 inches.
1853 - FINDLAY -NORTH AMERICA - 8x10 inches. Attractive original hand colouring. This map appeared in A Compartive Atlas of Ancient and Modern Geography by Alexander FINDLAY F.R.G.S. It was printed by William Tegg and Co, 85 Queen Street London in 1853.
1862 - JOHNSON - PLAN OF WASHINGTON - The overall size is some 18x14 inches. Enhanced with delicately engraved lattice border and attractive vignette views.
1875 - MITCHELL - TEXAS - The engraved area is some 21x14 inches. Original Colour. A plan of Galveston is inset.
[1880's] - BLACKIE - PACIFIC STATES - A colour printed map. Approx. 10x13 inches.
1887 - RAND McNALLY - FLORIDA - This map is typical of the many colour printed State maps issued by Rand McNally. It details the individual counties. Overall size some 12x9 inches.
1891 - FARWELL - CHICAGO CITY PLAN - This was printed in 1891 by F.V. Farwell & Co in Chicago, which is why we have selected this example from the numerous other State & City plans in their 'New Popular Family Atlas of the World'. The Atlas contained Maps of the World, Continents and Countries, together with extensive text and engraved views. The overall size of the plan is some 11x13 inches.
1896 -BRADLEY-GARRETSON - PLAN OF BOSTON - This colour printed plan has a considerable amount of detail, street and place names, etc. The overall size is some 11.5x14 inches.
UNITED STATES OF
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR - Listings and scanned images of the Civil War as recorded contemporaneously by the Illustrated London News.
AMERICAN SCENERY - Full listing of the W. H. Bartlett plates. c. 1840. Excellent views of American Cities and Towns.
ARBUCKLE - ILLUSTRATED ATLAS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 50 excellent decorative miniature maps of the individual states.
BIRDS OF PENNSYLVANIA BY B. H. Warren.. 1890. Of interest not just for the excellent decorative qualities of the prints, but also to bird watching enthusiasts & ornithologists generally.
BOSTON ILLUSTRATED - HOUGHTON, MIFFLIN & CO c.1878. Includes scans of the Plan of the City and several interesting views.
CORNELL'S FIRST STEPS IN GEOGRAPHY 1876 - A delightful small antique Atlas with the maps in original color. Includes the American States & Territories in 1876 along with a World Twin Hemisphere map & the Continents.
CURRIER & IVES
FOUR AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES. HARVARD. YALE. PRINCETON. COLUMBIA ILLUSTRATED. Published by Harper & Brothers. 1895. Overall size c. 11 x 7.5 inches. 202 pages. 4 large folding panoramic views + 66 smaller illustrations.
AN HISTORICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES. Maps showing the Territories & the Republic of Texas in 1840. Published 1889.
JOHNSON FAMILY ATLAS 1862 - Interesting large colored maps of US States, World, Continents and Countries. Several with good Vignette Views.
PICTURESQUE AMERICA - BRYANT - Fine steel engraved views of North American Cities Etc. c. 1872/4.
RAND McNALLY - This page contains details of the 1885 STANDARD ATLAS OF THE WORLD, just one of the prolific number of atlases produced by this major US publisher. Scanned examples.
MITCHELL S. Augustus - NEW PRIMARY GEOGRAPHY. 1890. 20 colored maps and 100 wood engravings. Interesting Map of the Territories
SPANISH-AMERICAN WAR of 1898 - as recorded by the ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS.
The First Book of History combined with Geography. Peter Parley. 1853 edition. Includes Texas as a Republic.
PAGES SPECIFIC TO THE INDIVIDUAL STATES OF AMERICA : -
Each contains historical background reading with sample scans of antique maps & views in each State plus related links.
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