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John Smith (mapmaker) / Simon Passaeus (engraver) / James Reeve (printer), NEW ENGLAND The most remarqueable parts thus named by the high and might Prince CHARLES, Prince of Great Britaine. London: [Michael Sparke and Samuel Cartwright, 1616/1635.]

“The foundation map of New England cartography” (Burden)

“The foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave [it] its name and the first devoted to the region.” (Burden #187) Offered here in the ninth and most complete state of the map, issued from 1635 on and the first published map to name Boston and Salem. John Smith By turns a soldier, […]

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1776 J.F.W. Des Barres chart of Newburyport to Cape Elizabeth

A nice example of what was for its time the finest chart of the coasts of New Hampshire and southern Maine. It was issued in 1776 in The Atlantic Neptune, an atlas of the East Coast used by British captains during the Revolution. The charts were so respected that they remained in use for decades, often […]

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[J.F.W. Des Barres, [A View of Portsmouth in Piscataqua River.] London: J.F.W. Des Barres, ca. 1780-81.]

Lovely aquatint view of Portsmouth New Hampshire from The Atlantic Neptune

A very rare and quite lovely aquatint view of Portsmouth Hew Hampshire, which supplanted an inferior line engraving of the same subject in The Atlantic Neptune. Background In 1764 the Lord Commissioners of Trade & Plantations appointed engineer Samuel Holland as Surveyor General of the Northern District of North America. In this capacity he was […]

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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. […]

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A rare and early map of Dover New Hampshire

An immensely detailed view of Dover New Hampshire in the early 19th century. In addition to its intrinsic rarity, this is remarkable as one of the very few printed plans of New Hampshire towns issued prior to 1850. The print consists in fact of two maps. At left is a map of the town on […]

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Henry Walling map of Concord New Hampshire

Rare H. F. Walling plan of Concord New Hampshire

A rare, attractive and terrifically informative map of Concord New Hampshire by Henry Walling, arguably the preeminent American mapmaker of the mid-19th century. This very rare map depicts the center of Concord at a terrific level of detail for the time. The very large scale of 500 feet to the inch permits Walling to show […]

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Early map of Concord, New Hampshire

Executed at ½ mile to the inch, this map shows Concord’s major topographical features, street layout, with distances from the city center marked off at regular intervals. The locations of dwellings are shown, a legend at lower left identifies 20 public buildings and churches, and tiny symbols indicate cemeteries and the sites of garrisons erected […]

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L[ucien] R[inaldo] Burleigh / The Burleigh Litho. Establishment, PETERBOROUGH, N. H. 1886. Troy, NY: L. R. Burleigh, 1886.

Lucien Burleigh’s fine 1886 bird’s-eye view of Peterborough, New Hampshire

An attractive, sweeping and carefully-rendered 1886 bird’s-eye view of the town of Peterborough, New Hampshire as seen from the east, with Mount Monadnock towering in the background, by one of the most prolific American viewmakers of the 19th century. First settled by Europeans in 1749 and incorporated in 1760 by Governor Benning Wentworth, Peterborough was […]

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Brooks Bank Note & Lith’g Co., BIRDS EYE VIEW OF THE White Mountains. Portland: G.W. Morris, ca. 1890s.

A striking bird’s-eye view of the White Mountains

A striking bird’s-eye view of New Hampshire’s White Mountains, produced to supply the burgeoning tourist trade of the late 19th century. By the end of the 19th century the Lakes and White Mountain regions of New Hampshire had become major tourist destinations, with a well-developed network of rail and coach links, hotels and inns, and […]

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