13 results, ordered by Publication Date
Leo von Rosenberg, MAP SHOWING THE MACKAY-BENNETT CABLES IN THE VICINITY OF THE PRINCIPAL FISHING GROUNDS. New York: Commercial Cable Company, 1886.

Extremely rare chart of Transatlantic submarine cables owned by the Commercial Cable Company

An extremely rare navigation chart highlighting the locations of the Transatlantic telegraph cables operated by the Commercial Cable Company (aka Mackay-Bennett), published in 1886 for distribution to fishing vessels.  In the early 1880s Western Union, controlled by Jay Gould, was the dominant player in the Transatlantic telegraph business, a position it gained by leasing existing […]

$1,500
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1826 Nathan Hale map of New England

A landmark 1826 map New England

A most important 1826 map of New England by Nathan Hale, being the first significant large-scale map of New England issued in the 19th century. As such, it is best viewed as the successor to Thomas Jefferys’ Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England (1755), the great regional map of the 18th century. […]

$3,500
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Vibrant example of Bowles’ and Carver’s New England

An interesting, decorative and uncommon map of New England, in brilliant original color. Bowles and Carver’s map is a reduced-scale version of Thomas Jefferys’ seminal A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England, first published in London in 1755. The Bowles and Carver version first appeared in 1765 and was reissued several times until the […]

$7,500
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The “Eliot map” of the young United States

A fine example of the very rare second state of J. B. Eliot’s map of the United States, with additional annotations in a contemporary hand. The first state of the map, issued in 1778, is believed to be the earliest printed map to name the “United States.” Eliot’s attractive map depicts the colonies from southern […]

$18,500
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[Samuel Holland et al.] / “Lieutenant Knight of the Navy and Pilots,” THE COAST OF NEW ENGLAND. [London:] J.F.W. Des Barres, APRIL 24, 1776.

Magnificent chart of the Coast of New England from The Atlantic Neptune

By far the finest 18th-century depiction of the Coast of New England issued in The Atlantic Neptune to meet the needs of British navigators during the American Revolution. Description This monumental chart depicts the complex coast of New England from Passamaquoddy Bay south and west to Narragansett Bay. Hundreds, possibly thousands, of depth soundings are given, […]

$27,500
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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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[Cyprian Southack?], A Correct Map of the Coast OF NEW ENGLAND. London, [1745-1760].

Cyprian Southack’s chart of the New England coast

An important chart of the coast of northeastern North America, based on the work of Cyprian Southack, one of Colonial Boston’s most colorful figures. A Correct Map of the Coast of New England depicts the northeast coast from Sandy Hook to the southern edge of Cape Breton. It provides much information on soundings, banks and shoals, and other […]

$6,000
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