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Homann, Joh[annes] Baptista, Nova Anglia Septentrionali Americae… Nuremberg, [ca. 1716/ ca. 1730].

Iconic map of New York and New England by Homann

A most decorative and geographically intriguing map of New England, issued by Nuremburg mapmaker Johann Baptist Homann in or around 1730. Propelled by economic hardship, religious persecution and repeated warfare, in the late 17th century waves of German settlers began the first of many waves of immigration to America. Through the end of the 18th […]

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The Gastaldi – Ramusio Nuova Francia

The scarce first edition of La Nuova Francia, the first map to focus on New England and northeastern North America and to name “New France.” This remarkable map was compiled by Giacomo Gastaldi for Giovanni Ramusio’s Navigationi et Viaggi, the third volume of which focused on American explorations. It reflects Gastaldi’s attempt to synthesize information […]

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Major manuscript by an important surveyor of Colonial New York

An imposing manuscript by John Rutse Bleecker, an influential Albany surveyor with connections to leading American and British mapmakers of the Colonial era. The manuscript comprises three separate maps, depicting the Hudson Valley, land along Schoharie Creek, and the Seneca Country in western New York. John Rutse Bleecker (1713-1800) Bleecker was a scion of a […]

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An intriguing manuscript by an important surveyor of Colonial New York

A most interesting manuscript map by John Rulse Bleecker, an influential Albany surveyor with connections to leading American and British mapmakers of the Colonial era. The map At 10 miles to the inch, Bleecker’s map focuses on the region straddling the Hudson River and bounded on the south by Claverack Creek and on the north […]

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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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One of the best early maps of the Hudson River, with the original slipcase.

This lovely large-scale map depicts the Hudson River-Lake George-Lake Champlain corridor, the key invasion route between Canada and the Middle Colonies during the Colonial era. The major waterways and their tributaries are shown in great detail, including depth soundings as far North as Albany and navigational hazards on Lake Champlain. Hachuring is indicates elevations along […]

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Edwin Whitefield wreck of the Swallow 1845

Edwin Whitefield drawing of the wreck of the Swallow

Unrecorded drawing of the 1845 wreck of the Swallow at Athens, New York, by noted American artist Edwin Whitefield. The Swallow, first of the so-called Hudson River Fliers, was launched in 1835 in Brooklyn. She was 233 feet long (later extended to 256 feet), with a vertical beam engine and two boilers driving 24-foot paddlewheels […]

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Revolution-era map of the Lake Champlain-Hudson River corridor

The first large-scale map of the region, and likely used to plan the disastrous 1777 campaign that culminated in the surrender of Burgoyne’s army at Saratoga. This lovely map depicts the Hudson River-Lake George-Lake Champlain corridor, during the Colonial era a key invasion route between Canada and the Northern Colonies. The major waterways and their […]

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