The West Prospect of His Majesties Dock-Yard, Near Plymouth
Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, Copper Plate Engraving, 1736
A beautiful engraved view from a series of town prospects by brothers Samuel (1696 - 1779) and Nathaniel Buck (1727 - 1753). The Buck brothers are the most important topographical artists of the18th century, creating a record of over 500 ancient monuments & towns in England and Wales. The series was published between 1724-c.1750. The plates were later reissued in 1774 by Robert Sayer. (Very good condition, archival mounting, not examined out of frame; Frame: 40.25 x 20.5"; view: 31 x 11.75")
Schoolgirl Map, Watercolor and Ink, A Map of the UNITED STATES
Anonymous, Circa 1830
Although not often encountered on today’s market, cartography was frequently studied by young schoolgirls along with other disciplines such has needlework.
This work is likely after a printed version and depicts the East Coast of America; New England to Florida. Good condition with minor toning and edge losses as shown. (Frame: 26.5” x 21.75”; view: 24” x 19.25”.)
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")
Academy or Schoolgirl Maps; Ink on Paper; Circa 1826
Hand drawn miniature maps of Eastern U.S. States
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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Map, Parys 1564
"Luetia vulgari nomine Paris"
Braun and Hogenberg - SOLD
Copper plate and hand colored.
Dimensions: 18.25 by 16.5" frame, 16.75 by 14.75" sight-size.
934-2 - SOLD
Globe, Antique Climate Zone Globe
19th Century - SOLD
Wooden globe painted red, white and blue with graphite decoration on a turned wooden base.
Dimensions: 14.5" H, 18.25" globe diameter.
692-17 - SOLD
Classic 17th Century Map Of New England
NOVE BELGICA ET ANGLIA NOVA
Willem Janszoon Bleau
Circa 1635 - SOLD
Depicted are coastal features between Cape Cod and Manhattan; noted are locations of the Manhattan and Mohican tribes. Cape Cod is connected to the mainland; the new Dutch colonies surrounding New Amsterdam (New York) are identified. The English colonies ('Niew Plemouth') are copied from Smith's map of New England, 1616. Recorded on a printed map for the first time are otters and polecats, beavers; egrets, rabbits, bears and a turkey. Depictions of Indian villages are copied from De Bry; Appearing on a printed map for the first time are two images of Indian canoes. The map is dry-mounted and is within a new frame. (Frame: 31.75 x 27.5 inches; view: 15.75 x 20.5 inches; plate: 390 by 505mm.)
843-69 - SOLD