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Hennepin's mapping of the Mississippi River
Johann Baptist Homann.

Nuremberg, c.1720. A large and colourful map of central North America, published to illustrate the work of Father Louis Hennepin (1626-c.1705) a Franciscan who travelled through French North America wilth La Salle 1675-9, crossing the Great Lakes to the Upper Mississippi. His account of Niagara Falls (illustrated here under the title) brought them to the attention of the European public for the first time. Hennepin's portrait decorates the title cartouche. Bottom right is a vignette illustration of an Indian family, with a bison.
HOMA0042
£2750.00

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French map of eastern North America
Reiner & Josua Ottens.

Amsterdam, c.1745. A very decorative map of eastern North America, with inset map and prospect of Quebec, the foremost French settlement of the period. Another shows the Gulf coast at the mouth of the Mississippi.
OTTE0003
£2250.00

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Map of the European colonies of the north east
Georg Matthaus Seutter.

Augsburg: Tobias Conrad Lotter, c.1750. Seutter's German version of the Jansson-Visscher 'Nova Belgi' map, as published by his son-in-law, updated to reflect the political reality of Britain's control of the area. The view of New York is the 'Restitutio' view, celebrating the short Dutch re-occupation of the city 1673-74, but instead of Dutch allegory the cartouche shows tribute being offered to George II of Great Britain.
SEUT0043
£2400.00

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Map of Colonial America
Mathias Albert Lotter.

Augsburg, c.1760. The Eastern Seaboard, divided into the Thirteen British Colonies, but also showing Lake Michigan and James Bay, published just prior to the Revolution. The Atlantic is filled with a large title cartouche, listing the provinces.
LOTT0019
£980.00

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Map of the Interior of North America
John Gibson

London, c.1763. Centred on the Mississippi, an unusual map published just years before the Declaration of Independence. From the Great Lakes to Florida and extends west of the Mississippi as far as Texas and Louisiana. Native American Indians areas named.
GIBS0003
£325.00

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Map of the northern States of America
Rigobert Bonne.

Paris, c.1790. An unusual variant of Bonne's map the northern States.
BONN0015
£250.00

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Map of the States of the Eastern Seaboard
Abbé Joseph de la Porte,

Paris, 1793.
DELA0002
£125.00

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USA
John Thomson.

Edinburgh, 1814. Two maps (United States and St. Lawrence river) on one sheet.
THOM0015
£200.00

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North America VII
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Chapman & Hall, 1833. Map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Columbia and Part of Virginia.
SDUK0029
£60.00

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Map of Ohio with Kentucky & Virginia
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1833.
SDUK0054
£68.00

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Map of Missouri Illinois, etc
Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge.

London: Baldwin & Cradock, 1833.
SDUK0056
£68.00

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USA
Jules Renouard.

Paris, 1838. Map of United States
RENO0001
£60.00

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Detailed map of the U.S.
Thomas Kelley.

London, Kelly, 1840. With an inset of Florida.
KELL0002
£75.00

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United States
Charles Monin.

Paris, c.1842. United States map with Texas as part of Mexico.
MONI0001
£88.00

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United States
Charles Monin.

Paris, c.1842. United States map with Texas as a republic.
MONI0002
£98.00

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Detailed Map of the USA
James Wyld.

London, 1853. Map of the USA marking the railways and canals. Of interest is the statistical table lower right: less than a decade before the start of the Civil War they estimate a slave population of 2.5 million (and Florida a population of 60,000). There are added later pop additions:Texas, Oregon, Wisconsin.
WYLD0012
£89.00

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Eastern and central USA map
John Bartholomew.

London: George Philip, 1877. The north eastern states, with an inset of the whole country.
BART0001
£56.00

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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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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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