Mathew Carey's Map of Connecticut, Delineated and Engraved by Amos Doolittle
Second Edition…an essential map for Connecticut collectors. Date/Period: Published in Carey's American Atlas in 1795
Measurement: Scale of 7.5 miles to one inch.
Frame: 19.75" x 22.75"; view: 15.25" x 12.25"
Condition: A good example, displays crease and browning at centerfold as depicted
Additional Information: A nice example from Carey's American Atlas, the first atlas
published in the United States, compiling excellent American maps. This map, engraved
in New Haven, Connecticut by Amos Doolittle bears his name. The towns and township
lines are based on William Blodget's seminal map of 1791; coastal and river information
was derived from other sources. This second edition of the map is distinguished from
the exceedingly rare first state by the addition of “3 trees” east of the Hudson River in
Greenwich County, near the disputed portion of the western border with New York.
Engraving, Plan of the City of Washington, Titled on Federal Shield With Eagle
J. Good, London, after James Thackera and John Vallance Date/Period: 1793
Measurement: Frame: 17.75" x 19.5"; view: 9.25" x 11.25"
Material: "Lepard" watermarked laid paper
Condition: Very good, trivial folds as issued. Not examined out of frame however it was
consigned by a dependable longtime consignor who had it archivally framed. He states
that margins are well outside platemark.
Additional Information: (WASHINGTON, D.C.) Good, J; after Thackera & Vallance.
Plan of the City of Washington. Engraved folding map of Washington, D.C.
based on the smaller Thackera and Vallance plan published the year before; this is the
first to be titled on a federal shield surmounted by a spread eagle. Issued in the Literary
Magazine, London, J. Good, 1 February 1793. [Baynton-Williams, Plans of Washington,
Map Forum 12, Number 7, Verner 7].
Map, Three Cartouches, A New Plan, City of London, From a Survey, 1720
A New Plan of the City of London, Westminster and Southwark
From A Survey of the Cities of London & Westminster
London, 1720, Author: John Strype
A highly detailed plan of London, showing points of interest; Hyde Park Corner, Sadler's Wells, Mile End Road and Lambeth. Three large cartouches contain the title, the City Arms, and a dedication to George Thorold, the Lord Mayor, 1719-1720.
(Sir George Thorold, 1st Baronet (circa 1666 – 29 October 1722) of Harmstrom, Lincolnshire, was a leading London merchant- ironmonger)
The map's title is at top center in ornamental cartouche, surrounded by cherubs, fruits and mythological figures. A dedication to Sir George Thorold, Lord Mayor of London appears at top right, facing the city arms at top left. A compass star is depicted at middle right and a scale bar at bottom right.
(Recent paper conservation; very good condition. 27" by 19 3/4";
Centimeters: 69.23 by 50.64; Frame: 29 by 22.5")
Antique Map, Gallaecia Regnum Descripta A F. Fer. Ojea Ord Praed
Measurement: (Frame: 21.5 x 17"; view: 19.5 x 15")
Additional Information: Detailed map of northwestern coast of Spain noting cities,
towns, and mountainous regions. Neptune holds the seashell title cartouche; at top left,
two winged putti hold a coat of arms.
Measurement: (Frame: 22 x 16.75"; view: 19.75 x 14.5")
Additional Information: Regional map of the Low Countries, Christiano Schrot
Auctore (bottom left corner:) "Cum priuilegio" [with privilege]
Antique Map, Rugia Insula ac ducatus, Rugen Island, Germany Date/Period: 17th Century
Measurement: (Frame: 21.25 x 16.5"; view: 19.75 x 15")
Additional Information: Blaeu, Guiljem, "Rugia Insula ac Ducatus accuritissime ab E.
Lubino..." Amsterdam Apud Guiljelmum et Joahannem Blaeu. Rugia Island 17th century
map of Rügen island, hand colored and with a nice title cartouche, compass rose and
sailing vessels; 30 coats-of-arms in the borders.
Academy or Schoolgirl Maps Ink on Paper; Circa 1826
Hand drawn miniature maps of Eastern U.S.
10 states 4" by 6.5" in blue paper wraps (disbound)
6 smaller of various countries 4" by 5"
Drawn by Sarah H. Higginson, eventually becoming Sarah H Bowditch, born 1819 and lived 100 years until dying at her home in Brookline, Mass. Active in the anti-slavery movement and suffrage movements, and purported to have housed a number of slaves.
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