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John Thornton, Rob[er]t Morden and Phillip Lea, A NEW MAP OF NEW ENGLAND NEW YORK NEW IARSEY PENSILVANIA MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA. London, ca. 1685.

One of the finest 17th-century maps of the English Empire in America

The rare first obtainable state of the finest general map of England’s American colonies to date. This most important map is one of the earliest to adopt Augustine Herrman’s cartography for Virginia and Maryland. To the North it includes one of the earliest depictions of the Pennsylvania colony (est. 1681), the first printed chart of […]

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A rarity by New England’s first native chart maker

This important chart depicts the northeast coast from Sandy Hook to Cape Breton, based in great part on the personal observations of its maker Captain Cyprian Southack. Intended as a working chart, it provides numerous soundings as well as information on banks, shoals and other hazards, particularly in the waters off Nova Scotia and Cape Cod. […]

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From the Jansson-Visscher series, in beautiful color

An iconic map of the New Netherlands, New England, Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland and Virginia. A superb example in fine original color on thick paper with wide margins. This is an interesting entrant in the “Jansson-Visscher” series of maps, many variants of which were issued over the course of more than a century. The […]

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Smith’s “New England” in contemporary hand color

An extraordinary old-color example of “the foundation map of New England cartography, the one that gave [New England] its name and the first devoted to the region.” (Burden #187) Offered here is the ninth and most complete state of the map, issued from 1635 on in the Historia Mundi, an English edition of the Mercator-Hondius Atlas. […]

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The “Speed” map of New York and New England

This famous map of “New England and New York” actually depicts the region from northern Maine south to Maryland and as far west as the Susquehanna River. Though referred to as the “Speed New England,” it was issued by Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell in a posthumous edition of John Speed’s atlas Prospect of the Most […]

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Mead and Jefferys’ superb map of New England

A very fine copy of the pre-eminent 18th-century map of New England. First issued in 1755 and reissued with updates thereafter, it provided the best readily-available picture of the region and would have been avidly scrutinized by policymakers, military men, and members of the informed public. Description The map is on a large scale and […]

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BRM2387 Jefferys New England 1755

First state of the finest 18th-century map of New England

The first state of the pre-eminent 18th-century map of New England, eminently desirable for its geographic and political significance, tremendous visual appeal, and extreme rarity. Offered here in a superb example. Issued in 1755, Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England was the largest-scale and most detailed and accurate portrait of New England to […]

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Nicholas Visscher, NOVI BELGII NOVAEQUE ANGLIAE NEC NON PARTIS VIRGINIAE TABULA…. [Amsterdam, ca. 1684.]

Beautiful example of Nicholas Visscher’s “Novi Belgii”

A superb example of Nicholas Visscher‘s Novi Belgii, an iconic map of the New Netherlands, New England, Pennsylvania and parts of Maryland and Virginia.  This is one of the most important entrants in the “Jansson-Visscher” series of maps, many variants of which were issued over the course of more than a century. The sequence began with a Joannes Jansson map of […]

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