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General Land Office map of the Northern Part of Missouri Territory

First General Land Office survey in the trans-Mississippi West

A scarce and most important map of a portion of the Missouri Territory at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. Most likely issued in 1818, it is one of the earliest maps issued by the General Land Office and the first printed map to record Land Office surveys west of the Mississippi.   […]

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Attractive Lamar County, Texas manuscript survey by a family patriarch

An interesting and most decorative survey of lands in Lamar County, Texas by the hand of the patriarch of a family, in which land bequests to various family members are laid out and precisely described.  Best as I can glean from census records, John Onstott (1802-1874) of North Carolina and Mary Polly Wood (1806-1879) of South […]

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1873 Cook survey of Surfside Nantucket

A dozen maps documenting the development of Surfside, Nantucket, 1873-1927

A unique archive of manuscript and printed maps and plans tracing efforts over more than half a century to develop the Surfside area on Nantucket’s south shore. The material documents changing conceptions of the area, from a planned community of large lots and generous parkland, very much in the mode of contemporary resort communities such as […]

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William C. Folger 1855 manuscript copy of Daniel Allen and Daniel P. Macy, A plat of North Pasture laid out by the subscribers who were employed by the Agents of the Proprietors by virtue of a vote taken 3d 4mo 1821 agreeably to the report[.] Nantucket 27th 10mo 1821. Daniel Allen [/] Daniel P. Macy. Nantucket, Oct. 27, 1821.

19th-century survey of Nantucket’s North Pasture

Two early copies of an 1821 survey recording the division of common lands at the North Pasture a couple of miles east of the town of Nantucket, a process as controversial as it was important. While Nantucket institutions hold substantial cartographic archives related to land ownership on the island, such material is almost never encountered […]

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Various surveyors, Archive of maps and plans reflecting the development Siasconset and surrounding areas. Boston and Nantucket, 1880-1922.

Unique cartographic archive of the village of Siasconset on Nantucket

A unique archive of maps and plans tracing reflecting decades of real estate speculation and development in the village of Siasconset, on Nantucket’s southeast shore. Nantucket manuscript material is vanishingly rare on the market, and it would be impossible to reproduce such a grouping today.  Background After decades of great prosperity mid-18thcentury Nantucket entered a […]

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18th-century plat for land along Bull Run in Virginia’s Northern Neck

A rare 18th-century plat depicting a large area of Fairfax County, Virginia at a far larger scale and in greater detail than on any published map published of the 18th century. The area shown includes the setting for the skirmishes that presaged the First Battle of Bull Run. The plat describes a 6420-acre parcel in […]

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With a map of Mount Vernon by Washington himself

An interesting volume of Washington’s correspondence with a prominent Englishman, illustrated by the earliest published map of Washington’s Mount Vernon estate. Following his retirement from active service in 1783, Washington devoted much of his time to the maintenance and improvement of his vast estate of Mount Vernon. Soon thereafter he began an extensive correspondence with Arthur Young […]

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