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C[harles] O[tis] Boutelle / Heliotype Printing Co., U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey J. E. Hilgard, Supdt. West Island And Vicinity Buzzard’s Bay Mass. Surveyed in 1845 … Copied from the Original in Archives of the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey Office for Mr. Horace S. Crowell, 27 State St. Boston, Mass. Boston: [Horace Crowell?], [ca. 1885].

1885 real estate promotional map for West Island on Buzzard’s Bay

An unrecorded map of West Island and Sconticut Neck on Buzzards Bay, based on an earlier chart by the U.S. Coast Survey and privately printed around 1885 for real estate magnate Horace S. Crowell. This intriguing map depicts the area around Sconticut Neck and West Island, located on Buzzards Bay a few miles southeast of […]

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Chart of South Carolina-Georgia coast, rushed into print for the Civil War?

A trove of information, this chart includes immensely detailed soundings; navigational hazards; navigational aids such as lighthouses and light ships; and sailing directions. Also provided is detailed topographical and cartographical information on the adjacent coastal regions, at times extending well inland. An earlier version of this chart printed on thin paper were bound in the Report […]

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A major manuscript map of the southern Virginia Peninsula

  A heretofore unknown, highly detailed manuscript map of the southern Virginia peninsula, evidently produced at the conclusion of the Peninsula Campaign. Pasted to the map are eight watercolors and pen and ink sketches by the mapmaker, four of which he has signed. In light of its high quality of execution and wealth of topographical, cultural and […]

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Drawn by E[dwin] Hergesheimer / C. B. Graham lithr., MAP OF VIRGINIA Showing the distribution of its SLAVE POPULATION from the CENSUS OF 1860. Washington, DC: Henry S. Graham, June 13, 1861.

Famed 1861 map of the distribution of slavery in Virginia

A landmark use of thematic mapping to present U.S. census data. Intended to demonstrate the wildly uneven distribution of slaveholding in Virginia and thereby influence the secession debates of 1861. The map depicts Virginia and its counties in outline, with a figure in each county indicating the number of slaves as a percentage of the […]

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Evans and Cogswell 1864 Eastern Virginia and North Carolina

Rare Confederate-imprint map by Evans and Cogswell

A rare Confederate-imprint map of Virginia and North Carolina, probably issued in the second half of 1864, while Ulysses S. Grant and his massive Army of the Potomac were stymied by Lee at the siege of Petersburg. Printed and published by Evans and Cogswell, recently displaced from Charleston to Columbia, South Carolina by the advance of […]

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1838 William Mitchell Map of the Island of Nantucket

Rare map of the Island of Nantucket by William Mitchell

Rare map of Nantucket by William Mitchell, described by Crosby as “the first large size map of local origin and of considerable accuracy” and one of the most sought-after maps of the island. Drawn by Nantucket astronomer and mathematician William Mitchell (1791-1868), the map depicts the island’s complex coastline, major topographical features, roads, and residences. […]

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1845 map of New York and New Haven Railroad

1845 map of the New York and New Haven Railroad… 10 feet long!

A monumental 1845 map depicting the route of the New York and New Haven Railroad, one of the oldest and busiest in the United States. Background Chartered in 1844 and opened in early 1849, the New York and New Haven completed the first direct all-rail route between New York and Boston. “In the early days […]

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