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G[riffith] M[organ] Hopkins (mapmaker) / Friend & Aub (lithographer) / Thomas & S. Wagner’s Lith. (printer), CLARK & TACKABURYS’ NEW Topographical Map of the State of CONNECTICUT. Philadelphia: Richard Clark and Rob[er]t M. and Geo[rge] N. Tackabury, 1859/1860.

The Clark and Tackabury map of Connecticut

A mammoth map of Connecticut published by Clark and Tackabury in 1860, for its time by far the finest map of the state. An unusually appealing example in case-map format. The decade of the 1850s marked a new high-water mark of American map publishing, with thousands of large-scale national, state, county, city and town maps […]

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Rare Coast Survey chart of Nantucket Harbor

A lovely, hugely informative, and surprisingly rare chart of Nantucket Harbor, in a rarely-found issue on heavy chart paper. The chart is a trove of data, including detailed soundings; navigational aids and hazards; and the line of the main channel into the harbor. Also provided is detailed topographical and cartographical information on the adjacent coast, including a minutely-detailed […]

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Boschke’s rare & important wall map of the nation’s capital

The most impressive map of antebellum Washington, D.C. Albert Boschke (1823-1910) was a German-born civil engineer who worked for the U.S. Coast Survey from around 1850 through the end of the Civil War. He served as both a draughtsman and field surveyor, held positions of increasing responsibility, and made valuable contributions to the charting of the harbors […]

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1860 William Kitchell Topographcical Map of the State of New Jersey

Monumental map of New Jersey by William Kitchell

The second official map of New Jersey, compiled by William Kitchell to replace Thomas Gordon’s map of 1828. A spectacular, important and surprisingly scarce piece, not described in the cartographic literature until John Delaney’s Nova Caesaria (2014). State Geologist William Kitchell oversaw the compilation of the map from the finest available sources, in particular the findings of […]

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Drawn by H. Lindenkohl / Cha[rle]s G. Krebs Lith., HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE REBELLION. Washington: U. S. Coast Survey, ca July 20 1863.

Rare Civil War persuasive map making the case for the Anaconda Plan

A scarce and unusual 1863 persuasive map by the U.S. Coast Survey showing the progress of the Union’s so-called ” Anaconda Plan ” for winning the Civil War. As war with the Confederacy loomed in early 1861, Union leadership under General Winfield Scott drew up what came to be known as the Anaconda Plan. This […]

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