1996 results, ordered by Publication Date
[Probably Co. B, 660th Engrs. USA], FRANCE 1:25,000 [:] DEFENCES BAYEUX [:] Sheet No. 37/16 N.W. [:] Edition of June 1943 [:] Information as at May 44. [England,] May 1944.

Top-secret map of Bayeux prepared for D-Day, from the archive of a Frogman

A very rare “Top Secret” map depicting the environs of Bayeux, a key Normandy crossroads just a few miles inland from “Gold” Beach. Issued in May 1944, just weeks before the D-Day landings, the map is extremely detailed, overlaid with the most up-to-date tactical intelligence available to the Allies. From the collection of Louis J. […]

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MILLIONS OF ACRES, COMPRISING MANY OF THE BEST PRAIRIE LANDS IN IOWA & NEBRASKA FOR SALE BY THE BURLINGTON & MISSOURI RIVER RAILROAD COMPANY, ON TEN YEARS CREDIT, AT 6 PER CENT. INTEREST. [Chicago]: Burlington & Missouri River R.R. Company, [1872].

The Burlington & Missouri River Railroad pitches land in Iowa and Nebraska

An 1872 broadsheet promoting prairie and timber lands in Iowa and Nebraska offered by the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad issued shortly after it was joined with the Union Pacific. The Burlington & Missouri River Rail Road was founded in Burlington, Iowa in 1852 to construct a railroad across the state. In November of 1859 […]

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H. S. Crocker & Co. Lith., PERRIN COLONY. THE FINEST TRACT OF RAISIN LAND EVER OFFERED IN FRESNO COUNTY. / PERRIN COLONY FRESNO CO CALIFORNIA. Fresno City: Sharp, Blakeley & Thomas, [ca. 1887].

Spectacular chromolithographic promotional for the first Perrin Colony in Fresno County

A spectacular and superlatively rare chromolithographic promotional for the first Perrin Colony, located in the San Joaquin River Valley outside Fresno City, California. Background Due to the dry climate, agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley was (and is) predicated upon large-scale irrigation, an endeavor so challenging as to deter settlement by small landholders. Instead a […]

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A spectacular, richly-detailed and very rare bird’s eye view of Yellowstone National Park designed for the Northern Pacific Railroad by one of the nation’s leading view-makers. Only the sixth example located.

Mammoth chromolithograph of Yellowstone National Park

A spectacular, richly-detailed and very rare bird’s eye view of Yellowstone National Park designed for the Northern Pacific Railroad by one of the nation’s leading view-makers. Only the sixth example located. This remarkable view—likely the largest of Yellowstone published up to that time—shows the park and vicinity from an imaginary elevated viewpoint in the north […]

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IRON LIGHT HOUSE, ON MINOT’S LEDGE, OFF COHASSET, MASS BAY. Boston: T[homas] O. Walker, [1851?]

Dramatic view of the first Minots Ledge Light

A rare and rather dramatic lithographic view of the first Minots Ledge Light off the Massachusetts coast, constructed in 1850 and destroyed little over a year later.  Minots Ledge is a fully-submerged ledge a mile off the coasts of Cohasset and Scituate, Massachusetts. After lighthouse inspector Isaiah William Penn Lewis reported that over 40 ships […]

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Drawn by H. Lindenkohl / Cha[rle]s G. Krebs Lith., HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE REBELLION. Washington: U. S. Coast Survey, ca July 20 1863.

Rare Civil War persuasive map making the case for the Anaconda Plan

A scarce and unusual 1863 persuasive map by the U.S. Coast Survey showing the progress of the Union’s so-called ” Anaconda Plan ” for winning the Civil War. As war with the Confederacy loomed in early 1861, Union leadership under General Winfield Scott drew up what came to be known as the Anaconda Plan. This […]

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[ Society of Friends ] A Map OF THE YEARLY MEETING OF FRIENDS FOR NEW ENGLAND A.D. 1833. [Providence: Pliny Earle], 1833.

Rare 1833 map of Society of Friends meetings in New England

A very rare 1833 thematic map depicting the organizational structure of the Society of Friends in New England. In Society of Friends terminology a “Meeting” is both an event and a geographically-based congregation. Thus, the New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM) was, and is, the overarching organization of the Friends in New England, meeting […]

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[ American Museum of Natural History ] Scientists believe these parts belong to one animal… They have named it Elongatomous… [New York: American Museum of Natural History], no date.

The American Museum of Natural History touts a dinosaur whose “scale caused it no end of problems”

A fantastically whimsical imaginary map featuring the continent-spanning Elongatomous, issued to promote the dinosaur fossil exhibits at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. The Elongatomous, apparently, was a two-headed, continent-spanning lizard, whose “scale caused it no end of problems. When the head was attacked in Florida, three weeks passed before a […]

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[ Battle of Shanghai ] F.J.B., SHANGHAI [:] Literally – “Above the Sea.” Shanghai, July 1937.

Contemporary hand-drawn bird’s-eye view of the Battle of Shanghai

A fantastic hand-drawn bird’s-eye view of Shanghai and surroundings, probably sketched by an American on the scene during the summer of 1937, while the Battle of Shanghai was raging.   In brief, the Battle of Shanghai was a major campaign early in the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-1945). Hostilities began on August 13, with a pre-emptive Chinese […]

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