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A rare map of Somerville, Mass.

A rare map of an important Massachusetts city. A richly- detailed map of Somerville, Mass., depicting its boundaries, street plan, and the locations of both major structures and private dwellings. Parts of the surrounding towns of Cambridge, Charlestown, Malden and Medford are also shown, albeit in more schematic form. Several businesses are named on the […]

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J[ames] C[harles] Sidney / Printed by F. Kuhl, C.E., PLAN of the City of NEW LONDON NEW LONDON COUNTY CONNECTICUT. From original Surveys by J.C. Sidney, C.E. Philadelphia: Collins & Clark, 1850.

1850 wall map of New London, Connecticut

An attractive, informative and very rare 1850 plan of New London, Connecticut, situated on Long Island Sound at the mouth of the Thames River. First settled in 1646, its excellent deep water harbor made it a natural hub of commerce and, during wartime, a base for naval operations, and by the early 19th century it […]

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John Mullett / James Otto Lewis, engraver, PLAN of DETROIT by JOHN MULLETT Engraved & Published by J.O. LEWIS, 1830. [Detroit:], 1830.

The earliest acquirable version of the Augustus Woodward plan of Detroit… “as authentic and correct as any work of the kind can ordinarily be”

An extraordinarily rare separately-published plan of Detroit, and the earliest-obtainable plan to exhibit the distinctive city layout developed by Augustus Woodward after the devastating fire of 1805. One of only two known examples, the other badly tattered. Mullett’s plan depicts the original part of city of Detroit as it was being rebuilt, redesigned and enlarged […]

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Osgood Carleton 1796 plan of Boston

1796 plan of Boston by Osgood Carleton

A rare and detailed plan of Boston by Osgood Carleton, taken from the 1796 second edition of John West’s Boston Directory. This plan’s relatively large scale enables it to depict Boston in greater detail than any map of the town since before the American Revolution. The street layout is shown and all streets named, as […]

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Montresor’s map of Manhattan

“A seminal map of New York City” (Cohen & Taliaferro), produced by Great Britain’s most important military engineers working under the most difficult circumstances imaginable. John Montresor (1736-99) was a British military engineer with a long, varied and almost unbelievably accomplished career in the American Colonies, beginning with service during the French and Indian War […]

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Presdee and Edwards Map of Burlington Vermont 1853

Presdee & Edwards wall map of Burlington Vermont

A rare, informative and appealing 1853 wall map of Burlington Vermont by Presdee & Edwards. As with all Presdee & Edwards maps, the very large scale of 16 rods (264 feet) to the inch is sufficient to provide immense detail, including not only the street plan and rail lines, but property lines, land owners, and the placement […]

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Very rare and early map of Pittsburgh

Only the second confirmed impression of this most important and impressive map of Pittsburgh. Situated at the head of the Ohio River and surrounded by some of America’s richest coal fields and earliest oilfields, Pittsburgh was almost ideally situated to take advantage of the Industrial Revolution and western expansion. At the turn of the 19th […]

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[Recto:] Cha[rle]s W[ellford] Leavitt, Jr. Landscape Engineer 220 Broadway N.Y.C. / W. Peggs[?] / C. S. Hammond & Co., N.Y., ESTATES of LONG BEACH WILLIAM H. REYNOLDS PRES. LONG ISLAND N.Y. OFFICE 225 5TH AVE –NEW YORK CITY. GENERAL LOT PLAN. [Verso:] Spofford / Engraved and Printed by the Brewer Press, LONG BEACH 24 MILES FROM 34TH ST. NEW YORK. New York: Estates of Long Beach Co., March 1907.

Visionary 1907 plan of Long Beach New York

A most attractive and very rare 1907 promotional plan revealing real estate magnate William H. Reynolds’ typically grandiose vision for the future city of Long Beach, New York. Born poor in 1868, at 18 Reynolds went into business as a builder and real estate broker, “having accumulated capital of $200 by obtaining a 2 per […]

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John Klein 1818 map of Troy New York

The first printed map of Troy New York

An all-but unrecorded 1818 plan of the Hudson Valley city of Troy New York, on the eve of the great boom brought on by the construction of the Erie Canal.   First laid out in 1787 and chartered as a city in 1816, Troy benefited from its location at the confluence of the Mohawk and […]

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Henry Moellhausen, NORMAN'S PLAN OF NEW ORLEANS & ENVIRONS, 1845

A rare and important plan of New Orleans by Henry Moellhausen

A rare and interesting plan of New Orleans, Louisiana, one of only a handful issued in the first half of the 19th century. The plan depicts New Orleans in considerable detail, including the boundaries of the municipalities and wards, the street plan and block numbers, canals and rail lines, and the footprints of dozens of […]

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