1915 results, ordered by Publication Date
Henry Schenck Tanner / Engraved by Edward B. Dawson, A NEW AND AUTHENTIC MAP OF THE World Embracing All The RECENT DISCOVERIES, and exhibiting particularly the Nautical Researches of the most Distinguished Circumnavigators FROM THE LATEST & BEST AUTHORITIES; with numerous Corrections & Additions, BY H.S. TANNER. Philadelphia: H. S. Tanner 831.

Monumental 1831 world map by Henry Tanner

A remarkable wall map of the world by the remarkable Henry Tanner and arguably the culminating cartographic achievement of his career. “The object of Mr. Tanner was not to make a reprint of any former map, but to incorporate into one splendid effort, the correct delineations of existing publications with the late discoveries of Ross, […]

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Map of vineyards of France in Eugénie Giraud,  Devoirs de géographie. Première partie.  France - ses montagnes - ses eaux. [Bound with:] Devoirs de géographie. Deuxième partie. Principales productions de la France en général. Chouzé-sur-Loire, 1877.

Very fine thematic atlas of France by a French schoolgirl

A lovely manuscript atlas by a French schoolgirl, featuring 20 full-page physical and thematic maps of France, executed with a delicacy, precision and care that belie her age. The atlas was compiled by one Eugénie Giraud, aged 14 years old, while a student at the Elève des Religieuses de Sains-Charles à Chouzé-sur-Loire, a commune in […]

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Title page of ATLAS OF The CITY of NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND From Official Records, Private Plans and Actual Surveys. Philadelphia: G. M. Hopkins, C. E., 1883.

Rare Newport Rhode Island property atlas by G.M. Hopkins

A very scarce and extraordinarily-detailed atlas of Newport, Rhode Island in the Gilded Age, when old and new money competed to build extravagant “cottages” along Atlantic-facing Bellevue and Ocean Avenues. Though it had been a thriving commercial port during the Colonial era, Newport’s economy suffered badly during the Revolution, and thereafter it was eclipsed by […]

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[ Jefferson Davis ] [Jeff Rampant] JEFF. DAVIS [:] PEACE. [:] WAR. Hartford / New York: E.B. & E.C. Kellogg / Geo. Witing [i.e., Whiting], N.d. [but 1861-62].

Civil War-era metamorphic caricature of Jefferson Davis

An extremely rare and perhaps unique variant of a celebrated “topsy-turvy” metamorphic caricature of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Following secession Jefferson Davis was elected President of the Confederacy, though he had been a staunch Unionist and until recently a United States Senator from Mississippi. Thenceforth until the end of the Civil War he was fair […]

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[Bull-dozing] John H. Blose Commanding General, MY COUNTRYMEN TO ARMS… [Ohio, early 1877?]

Bull-dozing and madness in Clark County, Ohio

A spectacular, unrecorded, off-the-wall, and ultimately mysterious Reconstruction-era broadside, either communicating or satirizing the views of troubled Ohio politician John H. Blose. The broadside is signed in type “John H. Blose Commanding General.” Born in Virginia but a long-time resident of Clark County, Ohio, Blose (1838-1919) is described in the 1860 census as a miller […]

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[Fritz Kahn] / Fricke & Co. Stuttgart, THE HUMAN FACTORY[.] Sketch of the chemical functions of the body. [Stuttgart, prob. 1930s].

Iconic Fritz Kahn infographic of the Human Factory

A stunning and very rare English-language edition of the iconic Fritz Kahn infographic likening the human body to a miniature chemical plant. Fritz Kahn Born in Halle, Germany in 1888 to an orthodox Jewish family, physician, science writer and graphic designer Fritz Kahn spent much of his life on the move. He studied medicine in […]

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Second map - Movements of the Waters - in James Reynolds physical atlas

Rare and attractive physical atlas by James Reynolds

A rare and most attractive physical atlas by prolific science and engineering publisher James Reynolds, whose work reflects both the Victorian fascination with infographics and the high quality of contemporary British publishing. The atlas consists of six large, hand-colored world maps, titled “Physical Features of the Land”, “Movements of the Waters”, “Distribution of the Winds”, […]

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[After Benjamin Wilson], THE REPEAL OR THE FUNERAL OF MISS AME[RICAN]=STAMP [No place, no date, but London, 1766].

Iconic 1766 political cartoon celebrating the repeal of the Stamp Act

Important and scarce political cartoon lampooning the repeal of the Stamp Act under the administration of George Grenville, Prime Minister from 1763 to 1765. “One of the most famous and popular political satires commenting on the Stamp Act”. (Dolmetsch) Background As Prime Minster, George Grenville (1712-1770) was faced with restoring Britain’s finances and reducing the […]

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Eman[uel] Bowen, Geographer to his Majesty, A NEW MAP of Georgia, with Part of CAROLINA, FLORIDA and LOUISIANA. Drawn from Original Draughts, assisted by the most approved Maps and Charts. [London: Thomas Woodward et al., 1748].

The first large-scale map of the Georgia Colony

An early, important English map of the Georgia colony, chartered in 1732, here depicted with its borders extending to the Mississippi River and presumably on to the Pacific, although actual physical settlement was then limited to a narrow band along the Atlantic coast. The original charters of the English colonies in North America established boundaries […]

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