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J.H. Millar of the firm Bryan & Millar, Panora, Guthrie Co., Iowa (mapmaker) / G.H. Yewel (illustrator) / Cook, Sargent & Downey (publishers) / W. Schuchman, 3d St. Pittsburgh (lithographer), IOWA CITY AND ITS ENVIRONS. Iowa City: Cook, Sargent & Downey, 1854.

1854 wall map promoting Iowa City

A rare, detailed and attractive 1854 wall map of Iowa City produced as a promotional piece on behalf of local real estate investors. The territorial legislature of Iowa established Iowa City in 1839. The city was surveyed and platted later that year, and in 1841 the territorial capital shifted there from Burlington. Following Iowa’s accession […]

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[Byron Kilbourn and Increase Lapham] / Engraved by W[illiam] Haviland, Cincinnati, CITY OF MILWAUKEE. NP, ND, but 1836.

The first printed plan of Milwaukee Wisconsin

An important American map, being the first printed plan of Milwaukee Wisconsin executed by early settlers Byron Kilbourn and Increase Lapham in 1835-36. The plan is a wonderful rarity whose story is intertwined with the founding and early controversies of the city. The plan depicts the future city extending for perhaps 1 ½ miles along […]

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Peter Tufts, Jr., Plan of CHARLESTOWN PENINSULA in the State of MASSACHUSETTS, From Accurate Survey By Peter Tufts Junr. Esqr. 1818. [Boston: Peter Tufts, Jr.?], 1818.

Rare Map of the Charlestown Peninsula by Peter Tufts, Jr.

A rare plan of the Charlestown Peninsula constructed by the local surveyor Peter Tufts jr. This was by far the most detailed published plan of the town for its time; and it would not be superseded until Felton and Parker’s 1848 Plan of the City of Charlestown. The plan depicts Charlestown along with adjacent parts […]

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A rare map of Somerville, Mass.

A rare map of an important Massachusetts city. A richly- detailed map of Somerville, Mass., depicting its boundaries, street plan, and the locations of both major structures and private dwellings. Parts of the surrounding towns of Cambridge, Charlestown, Malden and Medford are also shown, albeit in more schematic form. Several businesses are named on the […]

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“Sylvanus Urban” [aka, Edward Cave], editor, The Gentleman’s Magazine for February, 1772. London: Printed for D. Henry, [March, 1772].

An ambitious 1772 plan for a British settlement on the Mississippi

The Gentleman’s Magazine for February 1772, complete with the original front wrap and the interesting folding map of West Florida to accompany the text “Proposal for a new Settlement on the Borders of the Missisippi in West Florida”. The map depicts most of the Province of West Florida, acquired by the British from Spain through […]

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A beautiful map of Auburn, New York, in an unrecorded state

A wonderfully detailed, truly lovely and quite scarce map of the town of Auburn in New York’s Finger Lakes region. Established in 1793, Auburn became an important regional center in 1805, when it was designated the seat of Cayuga County. Auburn State Prison was opened in 1816 as a model correctional facility, followed closely in […]

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“Per J.B.J.” [probably John Johnson, Surveyor General of Vermont], [Manuscript plan of Burlington, Vermont and immediate surroundings.] Burlington, Vermont, ca. 1830s.

Manuscript plan of Burlington Vermont by or after Surveyor General John Johnson

A manuscript plan of Burlington Vermont in the mid-1830s, likely executed by state Surveyor General John Johnson in preparation for his 1836 Map of Burlington in Vermont. Background Early New England townships were laid out in a manner designed to promote community while enabling each family to support itself: Proprietors were granted relatively small “house […]

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James McBride (mapmaker )/ Klauprech & Menzel (lithographers) MAP OF THE TOWNS OF HAMILTON AND ROSSVILLE, BUTLER COUNTY, STATE OF OHIO. Compiled from the various Plats on Record Corrected and combined by actual Survey. [Hamilton, Ohio]: James B. Cameron, ca 1839-1844.

Rare, early map of Hamilton & Rossville in Ohio’s Miami River Valley

A very rare and most informative map of southwestern Ohio towns of Hamilton and Rossville, located just north of Cincinnati, merged in 1854 and known today as the City of Hamilton. Ornately drawn and attractively printed by the estimable Cincinnati firm of Klauprech & Menzel, among the earliest Midwestern lithographers. The town of Hamilton was […]

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