7 results, ordered by Publication Date
1755 Thomas Johnston A PLAN of Kennebec & Sagadahok Rivers, with the adjacent Coasts : taken from Actual Surveys

A Colonial Maine rarity: 1755 plan of the Kennebec region, after Thomas Johnston

An exceedingly rare, separately-issued map of the Kennebec River region of Maine from the early months of the French and Indian War, illustrating the multi-tiered contest for control between the British and French, between the British and the indigenous tribes, and between competing land interests. Offered in partnership with High Ridge Books. The map shows a […]

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Color printing. [Jacques-Fabien] Gautier [D’Agoty] / Gautier fils (engraver), CARTE ABR[E]GEE du CANADA levee sur les lieux par M.*** resident a Quebec année 1754. Paris: [Gautier], 1755.

18th-century cartographic color printing, by Gautier D’Agoty

A rare and fascinating thematic map of northeastern North America by a French artist, printer, anatomist and crackpot geologist, remarkable also as an early example of color printing. A former pupil of Jacob Christoph Le Blon, and a pioneer in color-printing, Jacques Fabien Gautier D’Agoty (1717-1785) improved on the methods of his teacher by developing […]

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One of the earliest Albany maps

Fort Frederick was first constructed in 1676, almost immediately after the English takeover of the New Netherlands from the Dutch. Situated on a hill to the west side of the town, the fort’s location gave it command of both the river approaches and protection from incursions by the Iroquois. Rebuilt as a masonry structure in […]

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Scarce and attractive plan of Louisbourg fortress

A scarce retrospective plan depicting the strategic fortress of Louisbourg on Cape Breton Island, site of one of the most significant British victories of the French and Indian War. After the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht left them in control of Cape Breton Island, the French began constructing a huge fortress at Louisbourg. The site provided […]

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Amazing George III textile printed on silk

A spectacular, clever and very rare textile commemorating the eventful half-century reign of George III of England. Owned in partnership with HS Rare Books of Buenos Aires. This remarkable image consists of a central portrait of George III, from which emanate two spiraling chronologies for the years 1760-1812. The inner spiral documents the terms in […]

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1842 map donation to the Library of Congress

In 1842 Library of Congress accepts a gift of two maps of North America

A small archive of material related to the 1842 donation to the Library of Congress of two interesting French and Indian War-era maps of North America.  In 1842 Doctor Andrew Nichols (1785-1853), a distinguished citizen of Danvers, Massachusetts, enquired of his Congressman, Leverett Saltonstall (1783-1845), whether the Library of Congress would welcome a gift from […]

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