1671 slave trade contract between Boston and Maryland merchants

Rare 17th-century New England-Maryland slave trade document

A rare seventeenth century slave trade contract between Boston merchant Richard Wharton on the one part and Jonathan Sybery of Maryland on the other, requiring Wharton to acquire slaves in the West Indies and deliver them to Sybery, on the Wye River in Maryland, for which Sybery agrees to pay with a large quantity of […]

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This Jeu Geographique is an attractive, elaborate and very rare game for educating young people in elements of geography and ethnography.

Rare and remarkably elaborate ” Jeu Geographique “

This Jeu Geographique is an attractive, elaborate and very rare game for educating young people in elements of geography and ethnography. This clever and compact little set is the most intricate early geographical game set I have encountered. It includes dozens of playing cards, board, instructions and other materials required for no fewer than three […]

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St. Lewis [sic] from the observations of an 18th-century spy

One of the first printed maps of ” St. Lewis ” [sic] or for that matter of any city west of the Mississippi, from George Henry Victor Collot’s exceedingly rare “Journey in North America.” Collot’s maps were praised by Eberstadt as “the very perfection of the engraver’s art and of the greatest value to the […]

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1832 map of Ipswich Village, Massachusetts

First separately printed map of Ipswich Village, Massachusetts

A detailed and very rare plan of the village of Ipswich Massachusetts in the early 1800s. The plan provides a street plan, names landowners, and identifies landmarks such as businesses, churches, schools, and other public buildings, with many of these shown in miniature profile view. The latter feature gives the map added documentary value, as […]

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A mammoth and spectacular chromolithographic poster of Columbia, likely prepared for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Owned in partnership with James Arsenault & Company.

Mammoth chromolithographic portrait of Columbia

A mammoth and spectacular chromolithographic poster of Columbia, likely prepared for the 1893 Columbian Exposition. Owned in partnership with James Arsenault & Company. The portrait depicts a full-length Columbia in a white chiton and blue cape, wearing a crown of stars and a liberty cap. Her right hand rests on a sword and a laurel […]

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A rare and early map of Dover New Hampshire

An immensely detailed view of Dover New Hampshire in the early 19th century. In addition to its intrinsic rarity, this is remarkable as one of the very few printed plans of New Hampshire towns issued prior to 1850. The print consists in fact of two maps. At left is a map of the town on […]

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Slave Market of America abolition broadside

Powerful abolition broadside

A remarkable illustrated broadside highlighting the hypocrisy of the Washington, D.C. slave trade, published during a campaign for abolition in the national capital. The broadside features eight scenes of slaving activity in the national capital plus a small map showing the relative positions of the U.S. Capitol and the Public Prison.  The images are complemented […]

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Striking World War Two “ Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy

A mammoth and colorful ” Nav War Map ” issued by the U.S. Navy Department near the end of World War II. This impressive, separately-published propaganda map was produced to emphasize the vast scale on which the U.S Navy operated during the Second World War. It gives particular attention to the Navy’s role in protecting the […]

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Wall map of Slovenia made for the partisan High Command during the Second World War

Unique surviving wall map used by the Slovene Partisan High Command

Thought to be the only known surviving complete example of a wall map made exclusively for the use of the Slovene Partisan High Command during the Second World War. From the estate of the Partisan general and war hero Ivan Maček. The map depicts the numerous Partisan military divisions across Slovenia and the eastern part […]

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Title page of series of Erno Goldfinger urban design posters

Suite of Erno Goldfinger maps & posters for redesigning postwar London

A spectacular set of Erno Goldfinger designs for the rebuilding of the East End of London after the Second World War. This set of 20 posters was designed for a popular audience, to be displayed at traveling exhibitions. It lays out in simple terms an argument for planning on a “neighbourhood” model, which seeks to […]

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