1888 results, ordered by Publication Date
J[onathan] Cummings / S.W. Chandler & Co. Lith., [Prophetic Chart.] Concord, NH: J. Cummings, 1853. Pictorial banner lithographed on muslin, approx. 39 ½”h x 53 ¾”w at sheet edge. Toned, foxed and soiled, and unevenly trimmed to the neat line at right. Crudely-sewn mends and patches using similar cloth, affecting printed image in places.

A spectacular Millerite prophetic chart

A spectacular and very rare prophetic chart by Millerite disciple Jonathan Cummings, reflecting the latter’s recalculation of the Advent to 1854 following the “Great Disappointment” of 1844.  The Millerite movement was founded by William Miller (1782-1849), a New York State farmer turned preacher. His close study of the books of Daniel and Revelations led him […]

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Unrecorded Moses Greenleaf map of Washington County Maine ca 1832.

Unrecorded Moses Greenleaf map of Washington County Maine

Previously unrecorded map by Moses Greenleaf of Washington County Maine, intended for a never-realized second volume of his Survey of the State of Maine. The map is stripped to its essentials, showing Washington County and its state-representative districts in outline, presumably based on reapportionment following the Census of 1830. The voting population for each town […]

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H. Chandler Sc. / James D. Warren, Com’l and Printing House, MOUNT DESERT VIA BOSTON AND MAINE RAILROAD. No place: Boston & Maine Railroad, ca. 1880.

Mount Desert Island and surroundings

A large, decorative and very scarce promotional map of Mount Desert Island, Blue Hill, Deer Isle, and vicinity, issued around 1880 for the Boston & Maine Railroad. Glaciated and mountainous, the dramatic and rugged landscape of Maine’s Mount Desert Island is absolutely unique on the East Coast of the United States. It was thus no […]

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C. Brown Del. &ca, A GEOGRAPHICAL TABLE of N. America. [Perhaps London, 1763-1775.]

A mysterious Geographical Table of N. America

An idiosyncratic, fascinating and mysterious map cum chart of the British possessions in North America, likely issued between the close of the French and Indian War and onset of the American Revolution. At first glance the image appears to consist of a map of eastern North America, oriented with East at the top, upon which […]

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Eugene Duflot de Mofras / Jacobs and Hacq, engravers, Carte de la Cote de L'Amérique sur l’Océan Pacifique Septentrional le Territoire de l'Orégon, les Californies, la Mer Vermeille, Partie des Territoires de la Compagnie de la Baie d'Hudson, et de l'Amérique Russe. Dressée par Mr. Duflot de Mofras, Attache à la Legation de France à Mexico; Pour servir à l'intelligence de son Voyage d'exploration. Publiè par Ordre du Roi, sous les Auspices de Mr. Le Marechal Duc de Dalmatie, Mr. Le Ministre des Affaires Étrangères. Paris, 1844.

Fantastic map of the American West by Duflot de Mofras, with period annotations

A landmark map compiled by French diplomat and spy Eugène Duflot de Mofras during the contest for control of the American West, complete with exciting period annotations by French prospectors. In the early 1840s the American West Coast was very much up for grabs: Mexico had already lost Texas, and its administration of California was shambolic; […]

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[ Tacticle maps ] L[ouis] R[ichard] Klemm, [Set of 11 “Relief Practice Maps” of Africa, Asia, Orient/Holy Land, Australia, Europe, North America, South America, and four regions of the United States.] New York: William Beverly Harison, 1894-1895.

Rare set of 19th-century tactile maps by educator L. R. Klemm

An extremely rare set of tactile maps printed in relief, designed by education innovator Louis Richard Klemm for use by sighted as well as visually-impaired students. Though relief maps have been used for millennia, the printing thereof poses particular technical challenges. As a result until relatively recently such maps were entirely bespoke, produced for example […]

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VOTES FOR WOMEN …. WOMEN HAVE FULL SUFFRAGE IN…. Why Not Makes Yours A White State, Too? New York: National American Woman Suffrage Association, late 1912/1913.

The push for full woman’s suffrage gathers steam in 1912-1913

Only the second known example of this broadside, ca. 1912-13, arguing for the expansion of woman’s suffrage in the United States and celebrating recent state-level victories in Arizona, Kansas, Michigan and Oregon. The focal point of the broadside is a persuasive map of the country, with each state shown in simple outline and shaded according […]

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Emma Bourne, AMERICA – A NATION OF ONE PEOPLE FROM MANY COUNTRIES. New York: The Council Against Intolerance in America, 1940.

America–A Nation of One People From Many Countries, by Emma Bourne

A large, scarce, and eminently-displayable 1940 persuasive map by Emma Bourne with a refreshingly tolerant—and for its time rather novel–message aiming to combat prejudice and unite a nation. Praised by Hornsby as “one of the most striking maps of the era”. Many Americans favored an isolationist approach to international affairs leading up to the United […]

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S.P. Denison Del. / Robert A. Welcke Photo-Lith., MAP SHOWING LONG DISTANCE TELEPHONE Lines AND Metallic Circuit Connections American Telephone and Telegraph Co. New York: American Telephone and Telegraph, Jan. 1, 1890.

Unrecorded 1890 map of the American Telephone and Telegraph long-distance network

A large, early and extremely rare map of the American Telephone and Telegraph Company network as of New Year’s Day 1890. American Telephone & Telegraph (later AT&T) was established in 1885 as a subsidiary of Alexander Graham Bell’s American Bell Telephone Company, with the mission of developing the first commercially-viable long-distance network. The new firm […]

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Oliver Whitwell Wilson Architect, WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA Our Nation's Capital. Arlington, VA: Lintner Maps, 1948/“Retouched 1949”.

Splendid pictorial map of Washington, D.C.

A most appealing 1949 pictorial map of Washington, D.C. rendered as a bird’s-eye view of the city as seen looking southwest across the Potomac River from an imaginary point high above Arlington, Virginia. The view depicts Washington, Georgetown and surroundings, including Arlington and Rosslyn in the foreground, with the recently-built Pentagon prominently shown, and, in […]

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