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Spectacular map of Territorial Colorado, published in Denver

A spectacular and very rare case map of Colorado Territory, with particularly good detail for central Colorado and valuable plans of Denver, Boulder and other towns. The map doesn’t employ the “booster-ish” language often found on the promotional maps of the period, but it still feels very much like a map pushing Colorado as a […]

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J. Calvin Smith, MAP OF LONG ISLAND with the ENVIRONS OF NEW-YORK AND THE SOUTHERN PART OF CONNECTICUT, COMPILED FROM Various Surveys & Documents. New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1856.

Smith and Colton’s spectacular map of Long Island

The largest, most significant, and most attractive map of Long Island, New York to be issued in the 19th century.  Embracing the entirety of Long Island, the map also takes in the Long Island Sound, New York City and adjacent New York counties, southern Connecticut and northeastern New Jersey. Topography is indicated by hachuring, residences […]

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A rare case map of Toledo Ohio from 1852

A rare and informative map of Toledo, Ohio, on the cusp of becoming a major Midwest manufacturing center. In the early 1830s a group of Cincinnati investors began to develop Port Lawrence on the west bank of the Maumee River, several miles upstream from its outlet into Lake Erie. Another group, from Lockport, New York, […]

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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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John G[raves]. HALES, (mapmaker and publisher) / J[ohn Peter] v[an] N[ess] Throop (engraver), THE COUNTY OF ESSEX From ACTUAL Survey MADE BY JOHN G. HALES Engraved by J.V.N. Throop Boston June 19th 1825 [but 1826].

A landmark in the mapping of Essex County, Massachusetts

  John G. Hales’ rare and important 1825 map of Essex County, Massachusetts. A great improvement on previous mapping of the county, the first separate map to focus on it, and only the second published map of any county in Massachusetts. This wonderful map is based on original survey work conducted by Hales from about […]

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William Chewitt, Senior Surveyor & Draughtsman / [Henry?] Cooper (engraver), A MAP of the LOCATED DISTRICTS in the PROVINCE OF UPPER CANADA, Describing all the New Settlements, Townships, &c. with the adjacent Frontiers, Compiled and Corrected From the latest Surveys in the Surveyor General’s Office. London: William Faden, Jan. 1, 1813.

William Chewitt map of Upper Canada … the best of the region to date

The first edition of this rare and important case map of the Province of Upper Canada, drawn by surveyor William Chewitt and published while region was the primary theatre of war on land between the United States and Great Britain. This map depicts Upper Canada and adjacent parts of Lower Canada and the United States, […]

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Henry F. Walling map of the Greater Boston area

A monumental map of the greater Boston area, including coverage of much of Essex, Middlesex, Norfolk and Plymouth Counties. The map provides a complete street plan, with many streets named; the rail network is depicted; and hundreds of businesses, places of worship, schools and other landmarks are labeled. The natural topography is differentiated by hachuring […]

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