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Cook's Map of Cook Inlet
Alexander Hogg.

London: Hogg, c.1785. The purpose of Cook's Third Voyage was to discover the North West Passage. Having discovered Hawaii in January 1778 he sailed up the eastern coast of America and passed through the Bering Straits, where he was blocked by the Arctic icewall. He returned to Hawaii in 1779, where he was killed, after which his crew went north for a second attempt to breech the icewall, again failing before returning to England. In Alaska he mapped Cooks Inlet and Prince William Sound, both of which appear on this map. At the head of the inlet is 'R. Turn-again', named by William Bligh of HMS Bounty fame. Cook had sent Bligh, his sailing master, up the river, hoping it was an entrance to the North West Passage. Blight named it in frustration when he realised it was another dead-end,
HOGG0007
£95.00

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Alaskan Coastal Profiles, from Cook's Voyages
Capt. James Cook.

Amsterdam, c.1785. Nine coastal profiles of Alaska, including Price William's South and Mt St Elias. Although he is not credited here, some were drawn by William Bligh, later captain of the Bounty, famous for the mutiny. Published in a Dutch edition of Cook's Voyages.
COOK0004
£68.00

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Print of the Alaskan Merle
Jean François Galoup La Pérouse.

London, G.G. & I. Robinson, 1798. The Alaskan Merle, drawn by de Vaney for the account of La Pérouse's scientific expedition to the Pacific.
LAPE0006
£125.00

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Aleutian Islands pair
Philippe Vandermaelen.

Brussels, 1827. Two sheets charting the Aleutian Islands, the chain of islands crossing the north Pacific, from Semisopotohnoi to Tanaga, marking the routes of the explorers who mapped them in the 1790s. The maps were published in the first atlas of the world on the same scale, some of the more remote areas of the world such as this are shown in unprecedented detail.
VAND0011
£250.00

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Arizona & New Mexico
Samuel Augustus Mitchell.

Philadelphia, 1888. Map of Arizona and New Mexico.
MITC0001
£125.00

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California as an Island
Jan Luyts.

Utrecht, 1692. A Dutch edition of the first regional map of the area, which introduced the influential 'Sanson model' for California as an island.
LUYT0002
£750.00

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Famous map of California as an Island.
Nicolas De Fer

Paris, 1705. Engraved by Inselin for the 'Atlas Curieux', it shows the discoveries of Father Eusebio Kino, the first European to cross from the mainland to California. However it is still depicted as an island. The mainland is shown from Mexico City to Santa Fé, with an extensive 314-point key.
DEFE0018
£1050.00

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Portraits of Californian natives.
John Harris.

London, John Harris, 1744-8. Four images of Californian natives, two Pericú men fishing with a raft and harpoon, and two women, one with a bow. Published in 'Navigantium atque Itinerantium Bibliotheca'.
HARR2001
£95.00

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California & Arizona
Isaak Tirion.

Amsterdam, 1765. Map of California and Arizona, asdepicted by the Jesuits including Father Kino.
TIRI0004
£680.00

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Map of California
Diderot.

Paris, c.1772. The west coast of North America, from California to the Bering Straits. The inset map is based on a world map by Plancius issued in 1641, while the larger map is based on Visscher's map of 1612. Filled with the cartographic myths of the 17th century although a recognizable Baja California. The northwest coast bulges too far to the west. Both maps feature the seven cities of Cibola gathered around a spurious lake in the American Southwest.
DIDE0001
£240.00

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Print of the California Thrasher
Jean François Galoup La Pérouse.

London, G.G. & I. Robinson, 1798. The California Thrasher, drawn by Prevost for the account of La Pérouse's scientific expedition to the Pacific.
LAPE0005
£140.00

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Print of the Californian Partridge
Jean François Galoup La Pérouse.

London, G.G. & I. Robinson, 1798. A pair of Californian Partridges, drawn by de Vaney for the account of La Pérouse's scientific expedition to the Pacific.
LAPE0007
£195.00

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Portraits of Californian natives.
Georg Heinrich von Langsdorff.

c.1835. A version of Langsdorff's drawing of dancing Indians at the Mission in San Jose, New California, and a view of an Aztec tower. Published in the 'Vollstandige Volkergallerie',
LANG2001
£75.00

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View of Golden Gate, San Francisco, California.
James David Smillie.

London, Cassell, Petter & Gilpin, 1872. Engraved by E.F.Brandard for 'Picturesque America,' by William Cullen Bryant. The Golden Gate Bridge was not opened until 1937.
SMIL0001
£75.00

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Carolina map
Jacques Nicolas Bellin.

Paris, 1757. Shows the Albermarle Sound to Savannah. It derives much of its detail from Emmanuel Bowne's landmark map of the area, published in 1752, so gives the location of the English settlements that had sprung up along the coast.
BELL0015
£250.00

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Map of Connecticut
Carey & Lea.

Philadelphia, 1822 or London, 1823. From the 'Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical American Atlas'.
CARE0002
£295.00

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View of Hartford, Connecticut
John Tallis.

London: J.F. Tallis, c.1851. Hartford, Connecticut. The decorative borders have two historical scenes: Captain Wadsworth hiding the Constitution charter in the fanous oak in 1687; and Governor Fletcher's authority resisted by the Militia, 1683.
TALL0062
£39.00

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Dakota & Manitoba
Tunison.

American, c.1890. Map of Dakota & Manitoba The Battle of Little Big Horn (1876) is commemorated by Custer County, Custer City and Custer Peak.
TUNI0001
£98.00

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Map of the District of Columbia
Jean Alexandre C Buchon.

Paris, 1825. Map of the District of Columbia, with a plan of the layout of Washington. Published in the 'Atlas Géographique des Deux Amériques', the map is surrounded by descriptive text in French.
BUCH0001
£380.00

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Florida & Louisiana
Jan Luyts.

Utrecht, 1682. Map of Florida and Louisiana, based on Sanson's map of 1657, the first atlas map to name Lake Erie. 'Florida Gallica' is a French attempt to reassert claims to the Carolinas despite their last attempt at colonisation there failing a century before.
LUYT0003
£650.00

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