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[Abraham Ortelius / Frans Hogenberg (engraver)], AMERICAE SIVE NOVI ORBIS, NOVA DESCRIPTIO. [Antwerp: Abraham Ortelius, 1570].

The rare first edition, first state of Abraham Ortelius’s map of the Americas

The first state of the first edition of Abraham Ortelius’s influential map of the Americas, “both functional as well as decorative” (Burden). The map appeared in the very first edition of Ortelius’s 1570 Theatrum Orbis Terrarum, generally recognized as the first modern atlas—the first to feature maps of uniform size and style providing global coverage […]

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John Smith (mapmaker) / Simon Passaeus (engraver) / James Reeve (printer), NEW ENGLAND The most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and might Prince CHARLES, Prince of Great Britaine. London: [Michael Sparke and Samuel Cartwright, 1616/1635.]

“The foundation map of New England cartography” (Burden)

“The foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave [it] its name and the first devoted to the region.” (Burden #187) Offered here in the ninth and most complete state of the map, issued from 1635 on and the first published map to name Boston and Salem. John Smith By turns a soldier, […]

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Iusto Danckers [aka Justus Danckerts], NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PENNSYLVANIAE ET PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA multis in locis emendata. [Amsterdam]: Justo Danckers, [ca. 1690.]

Justus Danckerts’ map of the New Netherlands

Justus Danckerts’ take on the iconic 17th-century map of the New Netherlands, New England, Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland and Virginia. The so-called “Jansson-Visscher” series of maps began with Johannes Jansson’s 1651 Belgii Novi, which was published in Amsterdam and patriotically depicted a sprawling New Netherlands with a tiny New England confined east of the […]

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[Cyprian Southack?], A Correct Map of the Coast OF NEW ENGLAND. London, [1731/1749-1773].

Cyprian Southack’s Correct Map of the Coast of New England

An important chart of New England waters by Cyprian Southack, one of Colonial America’s most colorful early figures.  A Correct Map of the Coast of New England depicts the northeast coast from Sandy Hook to the southern edge of Cape Breton.  Intended as a working chart, it provides much information on soundings, banks and shoals, […]

$4,750
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A MAP OF THE Harbour of NEW YORK by Survey. [New York, ca. 1735-1770s.]

An early manuscript map of the New York City area, with provenance to one of the U.S. Navy’s first frigate captains

An early manuscript map of what is now New York City, based closely on William Bradford’s New Map of the Harbour of New York, one of the great rarities of 18th-century American cartography. Like the Bradford map, our manuscript depicts New York and northeastern New Jersey from roughly present-day Marlboro Township in the southwest, to Little Falls in […]

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[Henry Southwood], A New and Correct CHART of the Coast of NEW FOUNDLAND from Cape Raze to Cape Bonavista, With Chebucto Harbour in NOVA SCOTIA Done from the latest Observations. [London:] W. & I. Mount & T. Page [i.e., William Mount, John Mount & Thomas Page], [1753, or later].

Newfoundland’s Avalon Peninsula, from The English Pilot. The Fourth Book

Uncommon English chart of the Avalon Peninsula at the south-eastern corner of Newfoundland, based on surveys performed by the English hydrographer Henry Southwood in the 1670s. Henry Southwood is the most significant figure in the mapping of Newfoundland prior to Captain James Cook in the 1750s. For all that, remarkably little is known about him. […]

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Engraved by Tho[ma]s Jefferys, A PLAN of the TOWN and FORT of CARILLON at TICONDEROGA; with the ATTACK made by the BRITISH ARMY Commanded by Genl. Abercombrie, 8 July 1758. London: Tho[ma]s Jefferys near Charing Cross, [1758].

First published plan of Abercromby’s 1758 debacle at Ticonderoga

The most important contemporary plan of Fort Ticonderoga and surroundings, a handsome and valuable delineation of the layout of the fortress, its strategic location commanding the river between Lakes George and Champlain, and troop positions during General Abercromby’s catastrophic frontal assault during the French and Indian War. Early in the Summer of 1758, the British […]

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