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The First Republic of Armenia claims its ancient territories 
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This separately issued map was created as a propaganda tool to advance the territorial claims of the First Republic of Armenia in the run up to the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, where the Western Allied 
Powers were to set the country’s new borders: the extent of the territorial claims made by the Republic are shown by the yellow border. The map was presented by the Armenian National Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, and shows Armenia extending from the south-central Black Sea coast to the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Urmia in present-day Iran. These claims were unrealistic, although based on pre-fourteenth-century Armenian Kingdoms, as some areas now had larger Turkish or Kurdish populations than Armenian. 
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BASMADJIAN, Karapet J. Armenie. Paris, 1919. 
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#Armenia #Asia #raremap #map #adventcalendar
The First Republic of Armenia claims its ancient territories __ This separately issued map was created as a propaganda tool to advance the territorial claims of the First Republic of Armenia in the run up to the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, where the Western Allied Powers were to set the country’s new borders: the extent of the territorial claims made by the Republic are shown by the yellow border. The map was presented by the Armenian National Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, and shows Armenia extending from the south-central Black Sea coast to the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Urmia in present-day Iran. These claims were unrealistic, although based on pre-fourteenth-century Armenian Kingdoms, as some areas now had larger Turkish or Kurdish populations than Armenian. __ BASMADJIAN, Karapet J. Armenie. Paris, 1919. __ #Armenia  #Asia  #raremap  #map  #adventcalendar 
Early manuscript chart of the Falklands // 1770 #manuscript #raremap #falklands
W. Blaeu, Part of East Germany, 
1690. #raremap #antiqueprint #history # Germany
Executed at the very large scale of 1.5 miles to the inch, this was by far the most informative and accurate map of Connecticut for its time.  #wallmap #raremap #schoolmap #antiquemap #connecticut https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/antique-map-connecticut-brm1019/
Executed at the very large scale of 1.5 miles to the inch, this was by far the most informative and accurate map of Connecticut for its time. #wallmap  #raremap  #schoolmap  #antiquemap  #connecticut  https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/antique-map-connecticut-brm1019/
An exceptional map of significant yet often underappreciated importance, this is Sir William Alexander's 1624 / 1625 map of New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The map is notable for a number of first's including the first appearance of the term 'Cape Cod' on a map, the earliest mapping of Prince Edward Island, the first mapping of the French settlement of Kebec on an English map, and the first use of the term 'New Scotland' or 'Nova Scotia' on a map. The map covers from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard north to Labrador, and from Narragansett Bay to the Grand Banks. Cartographically it is derived from the work of Samuel de Champlain (fl. 1612 - 1613), Johannes De Laet (1581 – 1649), and the previously unpublished cartography of John Mason (c. 1600–1672). William Alexander ordered this map issued to accompany his Encouragement to Colonies a pamphlet intended to promote settlement of his charter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The English adventurer Sir Samuel Argall (c. 1572 - 1626) destroyed the French settlement in the Bay of Fundy in 1613, in the process stymieing French expansion Nova Scotia as well as inspiring British interest in the region. In November of 1620, King James I chartered the Council of New England, granting the company's 40 or so officers the lands identified on this map, between 40º and 48º north latitude. William Alexander, a court favorite, received a subsequently charter in 1621 covering the lands east of the Saint Croix River and parts of the Acadian Peninsula. Since these lands conflicted with properties already granted to the Council, the Council was reorganized in 1623 with just 20 grants. In the meantime Alexander, imagining himself to be building a New World Empire, acquired additional patents of land from the original grantees in in Newfoundland.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnovascotia-alexander-1625

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap
An exceptional map of significant yet often underappreciated importance, this is Sir William Alexander's 1624 / 1625 map of New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The map is notable for a number of first's including the first appearance of the term 'Cape Cod' on a map, the earliest mapping of Prince Edward Island, the first mapping of the French settlement of Kebec on an English map, and the first use of the term 'New Scotland' or 'Nova Scotia' on a map. The map covers from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard north to Labrador, and from Narragansett Bay to the Grand Banks. Cartographically it is derived from the work of Samuel de Champlain (fl. 1612 - 1613), Johannes De Laet (1581 – 1649), and the previously unpublished cartography of John Mason (c. 1600–1672). William Alexander ordered this map issued to accompany his Encouragement to Colonies a pamphlet intended to promote settlement of his charter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The English adventurer Sir Samuel Argall (c. 1572 - 1626) destroyed the French settlement in the Bay of Fundy in 1613, in the process stymieing French expansion Nova Scotia as well as inspiring British interest in the region. In November of 1620, King James I chartered the Council of New England, granting the company's 40 or so officers the lands identified on this map, between 40º and 48º north latitude. William Alexander, a court favorite, received a subsequently charter in 1621 covering the lands east of the Saint Croix River and parts of the Acadian Peninsula. Since these lands conflicted with properties already granted to the Council, the Council was reorganized in 1623 with just 20 grants. In the meantime Alexander, imagining himself to be building a New World Empire, acquired additional patents of land from the original grantees in in Newfoundland. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnovascotia-alexander-1625 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap 
Hand coloured h on a map. #raremap
Rare map of Africa by the Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Mazza 
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Extremely rare separately published map Africa by the Venetian engraver Govanni Battista Mazza. 
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MAZZA, Giovanni Battista. Africa ex Magnae Orbis Terrae Descriptione. [Venice, Donati Rascicotti formis. circa 1589]. __
#Africa #raremap #map #antique #adventcalendar
Rare map of Africa by the Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Mazza __ Extremely rare separately published map Africa by the Venetian engraver Govanni Battista Mazza. __ MAZZA, Giovanni Battista. Africa ex Magnae Orbis Terrae Descriptione. [Venice, Donati Rascicotti formis. circa 1589]. __ #Africa  #raremap  #map  #antique  #adventcalendar 
Japanese war map! I'm still looking for information/appraisals/translations on this and a few other Japanese maps and globe, so please share or share with anyone you think might be able to help. From what I can tell, this map describes the European theater during World War 1 but wasn't made until the late 1920s or early 1930s. The size of the army, navy, and Air Force of each major player is shown with varying sized icons. Tons of information packed into this map. Measures 42" x 30"
Japanese war map! I'm still looking for information/appraisals/translations on this and a few other Japanese maps and globe, so please share or share with anyone you think might be able to help. From what I can tell, this map describes the European theater during World War 1 but wasn't made until the late 1920s or early 1930s. The size of the army, navy, and Air Force of each major player is shown with varying sized icons. Tons of information packed into this map. Measures 42" x 30"
This is a c. 1955 Henri Grisot pictorial map of the Beaujolais wine region of France. The map depicts the region from Chasselas, Chaintré, and Aigueperse to Ancy and the confluence of La Brevenne and La Turdine and from Thizy and Mardore to Villefranche and the Saône River. Beautifully illustrated, numerous cities and towns are depicted by vignettes, including Villefranche, Anse, Tarrare, Amplepuis, and Thizy. Numerous smaller towns are labeled, along with rivers and roads. Illustrations dot the landscape as well, with bunches of grapes and grape vines prominently featured.

The Beaujolais region is not an official department in France; it actually stretches between two different departments. Originally, Beaujolais was a barony that changed hands several times due to deaths and marriages. Today, the region is, of course, best known for its wine. Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, and Beaujolais nouveau all come from this region of France. In all, 12 different AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) come from this part of France. The Beaujolais nouveau has become a worldwide celebration, which takes place every year on the third Thursday in November.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lebeaujolais-grisot-1955

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #beaujolaisnouveau #beaujolais #burgundy #burgundywine #bourgogne
This is a c. 1955 Henri Grisot pictorial map of the Beaujolais wine region of France. The map depicts the region from Chasselas, Chaintré, and Aigueperse to Ancy and the confluence of La Brevenne and La Turdine and from Thizy and Mardore to Villefranche and the Saône River. Beautifully illustrated, numerous cities and towns are depicted by vignettes, including Villefranche, Anse, Tarrare, Amplepuis, and Thizy. Numerous smaller towns are labeled, along with rivers and roads. Illustrations dot the landscape as well, with bunches of grapes and grape vines prominently featured. The Beaujolais region is not an official department in France; it actually stretches between two different departments. Originally, Beaujolais was a barony that changed hands several times due to deaths and marriages. Today, the region is, of course, best known for its wine. Beaujolais, Beaujolais-Villages, and Beaujolais nouveau all come from this region of France. In all, 12 different AOC (appellation d'origine contrôlée) come from this part of France. The Beaujolais nouveau has become a worldwide celebration, which takes place every year on the third Thursday in November. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lebeaujolais-grisot-1955 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #beaujolaisnouveau  #beaujolais  #burgundy  #burgundywine  #bourgogne 
This is an 1847 map of The Battle of Chapultepec and the fall of Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. The map depicts the region from just west and southwest of Chapultepec Castle, which guards the western approaches of Mexico City to Mexico City itself and from Mexico City south along Piedad Road and Antonio Road and south of Chapultepec to the Headquarters of General Winfield Scott, who commanded American forces in central Mexico. Twenty different locations are labeled numerically and alphabetically. Several other locations are labeled, such as the Headquarters of General Worth, the Headquarters of General Scott, the Bishop's Palace, and the Headquarters of General Quitman around Chapultepec and the Alameda, the Grand Plaza, the Cathedral, and the Palacio in Mexico City. The routes taken by the divisions led by Generals Quitman, Pillow, and Worth are illustrated by red (Quitman), blue (Pillow), and green (Worth) colored notations, while positions held by Mexican troops are shaded yellow.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mexicocitychapultepec-quitman-1847

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #mexicocity #mexicanamericanwar #ciudaddemexico
This is an 1847 map of The Battle of Chapultepec and the fall of Mexico City during the Mexican-American War. The map depicts the region from just west and southwest of Chapultepec Castle, which guards the western approaches of Mexico City to Mexico City itself and from Mexico City south along Piedad Road and Antonio Road and south of Chapultepec to the Headquarters of General Winfield Scott, who commanded American forces in central Mexico. Twenty different locations are labeled numerically and alphabetically. Several other locations are labeled, such as the Headquarters of General Worth, the Headquarters of General Scott, the Bishop's Palace, and the Headquarters of General Quitman around Chapultepec and the Alameda, the Grand Plaza, the Cathedral, and the Palacio in Mexico City. The routes taken by the divisions led by Generals Quitman, Pillow, and Worth are illustrated by red (Quitman), blue (Pillow), and green (Worth) colored notations, while positions held by Mexican troops are shaded yellow. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mexicocitychapultepec-quitman-1847 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #mexicocity  #mexicanamericanwar  #ciudaddemexico 
This is a scarce hand-colored 1854 U.S.C.S. maritime map or nautical chart of Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina. The chart depicts the North Carolina coast from Carolina City westward through Beaufort as far as Lenoxville Point. It features superb inland detail of the region as well as innumerable depth soundings, indications of various shoals and breakers, and detailed sailing instructions. An inset map in the lower left quadrant shows Lookout Bight or Cape Lookout. In 1718 Blackbeard the pirate ran his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge and his sloop Adventure, aground near present-day Beaufort Inlet, bringing fame to the region.

This map was prepared under the direction of A.D. Bache for the 1854 edition of the Annual Report of the Coast Survey. The triangulation was accomplished by C. P. Bolles and A. S. Wadsworth. The topography is the work of H. L. Whiting and A.S. Wadsworth. The hydrography was assembled by various parties under the Command of Lieutenant Commander J. N. Maffitt. Although Coast Survey maps in general are rather common, this chart, published in only one edition of the report, is extremely scarce and only the second example we have come across.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/beaufortharbor-uscs-1854

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #uscs #coastsurvey #beaufort
This is a scarce hand-colored 1854 U.S.C.S. maritime map or nautical chart of Beaufort Harbor, North Carolina. The chart depicts the North Carolina coast from Carolina City westward through Beaufort as far as Lenoxville Point. It features superb inland detail of the region as well as innumerable depth soundings, indications of various shoals and breakers, and detailed sailing instructions. An inset map in the lower left quadrant shows Lookout Bight or Cape Lookout. In 1718 Blackbeard the pirate ran his flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge and his sloop Adventure, aground near present-day Beaufort Inlet, bringing fame to the region. This map was prepared under the direction of A.D. Bache for the 1854 edition of the Annual Report of the Coast Survey. The triangulation was accomplished by C. P. Bolles and A. S. Wadsworth. The topography is the work of H. L. Whiting and A.S. Wadsworth. The hydrography was assembled by various parties under the Command of Lieutenant Commander J. N. Maffitt. Although Coast Survey maps in general are rather common, this chart, published in only one edition of the report, is extremely scarce and only the second example we have come across. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/beaufortharbor-uscs-1854 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #uscs  #coastsurvey  #beaufort 
The First Republic of Armenia claims its ancient territories 
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This separately issued map was created as a propaganda tool to advance the territorial claims of the First Republic of Armenia in the run up to the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, where the Western Allied 
Powers were to set the country’s new borders: the extent of the territorial claims made by the Republic are shown by the yellow border. The map was presented by the Armenian National Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, and shows Armenia extending from the south-central Black Sea coast to the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Urmia in present-day Iran. These claims were unrealistic, although based on pre-fourteenth-century Armenian Kingdoms, as some areas now had larger Turkish or Kurdish populations than Armenian. 
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BASMADJIAN, Karapet J. Armenie. Paris, 1919. 
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#Armenia #Asia #raremap #map #adventcalendar
The First Republic of Armenia claims its ancient territories __ This separately issued map was created as a propaganda tool to advance the territorial claims of the First Republic of Armenia in the run up to the Treaty of Sèvres in 1920, where the Western Allied Powers were to set the country’s new borders: the extent of the territorial claims made by the Republic are shown by the yellow border. The map was presented by the Armenian National Delegation at the Paris Peace Conference, and shows Armenia extending from the south-central Black Sea coast to the Caspian Sea and from the Mediterranean Sea to Lake Urmia in present-day Iran. These claims were unrealistic, although based on pre-fourteenth-century Armenian Kingdoms, as some areas now had larger Turkish or Kurdish populations than Armenian. __ BASMADJIAN, Karapet J. Armenie. Paris, 1919. __ #Armenia  #Asia  #raremap  #map  #adventcalendar 
This is an important 1757 map by French cartographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin of the Great Lakes. It covers all five of the Great Lakes as well as the adjacent Indian lands and the English colonies of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Cartographically this map is largely derived from Bellin’s important 1744 mapping of the Great Lakes and offers a number of important updates from his similar 1755 map. Preceded only by a 1742 proof noted by Kershaw, Bellin’s map was one of the first to depict the four fictive islands in Lake Superior (Philippeux, Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and St. Anne) - islands that nonetheless significantly influenced the structuring of post-Revolutionary War borders between British Canada and the fledgling United States. It is also notable for being among the earliest maps to identify Detroit and the Port of Chicago (checagou). Bellin's map covers all five Great Lakes and their adjacent drainage systems in considerable detail, noting known fortifications, American Indian villages, missions, and some speculative topography (particularly in Michigan). https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lacsducanada2-bellin-1757

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #greatlakes #bellin
This is an important 1757 map by French cartographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin of the Great Lakes. It covers all five of the Great Lakes as well as the adjacent Indian lands and the English colonies of Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York. Cartographically this map is largely derived from Bellin’s important 1744 mapping of the Great Lakes and offers a number of important updates from his similar 1755 map. Preceded only by a 1742 proof noted by Kershaw, Bellin’s map was one of the first to depict the four fictive islands in Lake Superior (Philippeux, Pontchartrain, Maurepas, and St. Anne) - islands that nonetheless significantly influenced the structuring of post-Revolutionary War borders between British Canada and the fledgling United States. It is also notable for being among the earliest maps to identify Detroit and the Port of Chicago (checagou). Bellin's map covers all five Great Lakes and their adjacent drainage systems in considerable detail, noting known fortifications, American Indian villages, missions, and some speculative topography (particularly in Michigan). https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lacsducanada2-bellin-1757 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #greatlakes  #bellin 
The first state of Vadianus’ world map, one of the first to show the outline of the South American continent. 
The map is among the earliest to to use the name ‘America’, first used in Martin Waldseemuller’s 1507 world map. It also shows an ocean to the west of the New World, suggesting a water barrier between Asia and America. North America is unrecognisable as a thin country labelled ‘Terra de Cuba’, whereas South America has a more recognisable outline. The two landmasses are separated by a small fictional passage. The representation of the New World is modelled after the Munster-Holbein world map published in 1532, but leaves out the islands of the Caribbean. 
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VADIANUS, Joachim. Typus Cosmographicus Universalis. Zurich, Christoph Froschauer, 1534. 
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#SouthAmerica #America #worldmap #raremap #antique #map #adventcalendar
The first state of Vadianus’ world map, one of the first to show the outline of the South American continent. The map is among the earliest to to use the name ‘America’, first used in Martin Waldseemuller’s 1507 world map. It also shows an ocean to the west of the New World, suggesting a water barrier between Asia and America. North America is unrecognisable as a thin country labelled ‘Terra de Cuba’, whereas South America has a more recognisable outline. The two landmasses are separated by a small fictional passage. The representation of the New World is modelled after the Munster-Holbein world map published in 1532, but leaves out the islands of the Caribbean. __ VADIANUS, Joachim. Typus Cosmographicus Universalis. Zurich, Christoph Froschauer, 1534. __ #SouthAmerica  #America  #worldmap  #raremap  #antique  #map  #adventcalendar 
A nice example of Girolamo Ruscelli's 1561 Carta Marina maritime map of the world. This is one of two 'modern' maps accompanying the Vincenzo Valgrisi / Ruscelli Venice edition of Ptolemy's Geographica. Cartographically it is a slightly enlarged derivation from the Giacomo Gastaldi map of 1548 with a few minor changes. 
Despite its small size, the map offers much of interest, particularly one of the earliest representations of peninsular California and Florida. Of particular it the connection of North America to both Europe and Asia – dismissing any possibility of either a Northwest Passage or Northeast Passage to Asia. The real cartographic interest in the map is in the Americas, where there is a significant iteration of Verrazano's Sea – the large inlet extending form the Pacific just north of Baja California. Although Ruscelli extends Verrazano's Sea only about half way into the continent, it is in fact based upon the Italian navigator Verrazano's 1524 misunderstanding of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and Albemarle Sound. Verrazano saw the sound from the eastern side of the isthmus and postulated that it must be the Pacific... https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/CartaMarina-ruscelli-1561

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #cartamarina #ruscelli #verrazano #verrazanossea
A nice example of Girolamo Ruscelli's 1561 Carta Marina maritime map of the world. This is one of two 'modern' maps accompanying the Vincenzo Valgrisi / Ruscelli Venice edition of Ptolemy's Geographica. Cartographically it is a slightly enlarged derivation from the Giacomo Gastaldi map of 1548 with a few minor changes. Despite its small size, the map offers much of interest, particularly one of the earliest representations of peninsular California and Florida. Of particular it the connection of North America to both Europe and Asia – dismissing any possibility of either a Northwest Passage or Northeast Passage to Asia. The real cartographic interest in the map is in the Americas, where there is a significant iteration of Verrazano's Sea – the large inlet extending form the Pacific just north of Baja California. Although Ruscelli extends Verrazano's Sea only about half way into the continent, it is in fact based upon the Italian navigator Verrazano's 1524 misunderstanding of North Carolina’s Outer Banks and Albemarle Sound. Verrazano saw the sound from the eastern side of the isthmus and postulated that it must be the Pacific... https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/CartaMarina-ruscelli-1561 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #cartamarina  #ruscelli  #verrazano  #verrazanossea 
This is a rare chromolithograph pictorial map of China issued by the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, September 16, 1900, to illustrate the events of the Boxer Rebellion or Yihetuan Movement. The map details China from Hainan to the Mongolia and from Sichuan to the China Sea. An inset details the route from Peking to the Gulf of Pechili (Bohai Sea), where most of the action of the Boxer Rebellion took place. The surround is of particular reference and features illustrations of armed Boxers and chinoiserie lettering on Chinese style hanging lanterns.

The Boxer Rebellion or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-foreign anti-imperialist uprising marked by proto-nationalism in northeastern China. The rebellion was largely a response to Christian missionary activity in China and was initially supported by the Qing Empress Dowager Cixi. In June of 1900 the quasi-spiritual Boxers, convinced they were immune to foreign weapons, attacked the Chinese Christians and foreign nationals living in Beijing's Legation Quarter. Although many killings ensued the Legation Quarter was able to mount a tenuous defense, as outlined here. Relief came quickly in the form of the Eight-Nation Alliance, which, with an army of some 20,000, defeated the Boxers and occupied Beijing, as well as a number of other northern Chinese cities. The atrocities and looting that ensued, particularly at the hands of Russian and Japanese forces, are well documented and horrifying.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BoxerRebellionChina-chicagotribune-1900

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #boxerrebellion #yiheyuan #china #oldchina
This is a rare chromolithograph pictorial map of China issued by the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, September 16, 1900, to illustrate the events of the Boxer Rebellion or Yihetuan Movement. The map details China from Hainan to the Mongolia and from Sichuan to the China Sea. An inset details the route from Peking to the Gulf of Pechili (Bohai Sea), where most of the action of the Boxer Rebellion took place. The surround is of particular reference and features illustrations of armed Boxers and chinoiserie lettering on Chinese style hanging lanterns. The Boxer Rebellion or Yihetuan Movement was an anti-foreign anti-imperialist uprising marked by proto-nationalism in northeastern China. The rebellion was largely a response to Christian missionary activity in China and was initially supported by the Qing Empress Dowager Cixi. In June of 1900 the quasi-spiritual Boxers, convinced they were immune to foreign weapons, attacked the Chinese Christians and foreign nationals living in Beijing's Legation Quarter. Although many killings ensued the Legation Quarter was able to mount a tenuous defense, as outlined here. Relief came quickly in the form of the Eight-Nation Alliance, which, with an army of some 20,000, defeated the Boxers and occupied Beijing, as well as a number of other northern Chinese cities. The atrocities and looting that ensued, particularly at the hands of Russian and Japanese forces, are well documented and horrifying. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BoxerRebellionChina-chicagotribune-1900 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #boxerrebellion  #yiheyuan  #china  #oldchina 
An utterly stunning large format 1782 wall map of the Burgundy (Bourgone) wine region of France. Prepared for provincial administrative purpose, this map covers the full Burgundy region known for producing some of the world's greatest wines from the Champagne region just north of Dijon to Macon, including the Mâconnais, Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, and in the upper left, the Chablis region around Auxerre. The detail throughout is astounding, with countless individual towns, villages, and chateaux, often with their planned gardens, noted. Monnier's illustration of topography is similarly spectacular, with meticulous shading used to represented hills, mountains, and river valleys. 
This map was compiled for administrative purposes on the order of the provincial government and printed in Dijon, France. It was drawn by François Pourcher (17?? - 1786) under the direction of Émiland Marie Gauthey (1732- 1806). It was engraved by Louis-Gabriel Monnier (1733 - 1804). Only a single example of this map appears on the OCLC, that being located in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. We are aware of at least two states, the present example, with engraved borders, and another example issued without the borderwork.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BurgundyWineMap2-gauthey-1782

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #burgundy #burgundywines #bourgogne #frenchwine #frenchwinemap #maconais #cotedebeaune
An utterly stunning large format 1782 wall map of the Burgundy (Bourgone) wine region of France. Prepared for provincial administrative purpose, this map covers the full Burgundy region known for producing some of the world's greatest wines from the Champagne region just north of Dijon to Macon, including the Mâconnais, Côte Chalonnaise, Côte de Beaune, Côte de Nuits, and in the upper left, the Chablis region around Auxerre. The detail throughout is astounding, with countless individual towns, villages, and chateaux, often with their planned gardens, noted. Monnier's illustration of topography is similarly spectacular, with meticulous shading used to represented hills, mountains, and river valleys. This map was compiled for administrative purposes on the order of the provincial government and printed in Dijon, France. It was drawn by François Pourcher (17?? - 1786) under the direction of Émiland Marie Gauthey (1732- 1806). It was engraved by Louis-Gabriel Monnier (1733 - 1804). Only a single example of this map appears on the OCLC, that being located in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. We are aware of at least two states, the present example, with engraved borders, and another example issued without the borderwork. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BurgundyWineMap2-gauthey-1782 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #burgundy  #burgundywines  #bourgogne  #frenchwine  #frenchwinemap  #maconais  #cotedebeaune 
This is a rare 1840 John Henry Bufford view of the tragic burning of the steamboat Lexington on the Long Island Sound, New York. The burning of the Lexington was one of the greatest steamboat disasters in American history and captured the popular interest in a number of important views – this being among the rarest. The view illustrates the accident, which took place on January 13, 1840, and claimed the lives of all but four of the 143 people on board. The names of the deceased are printed below the view and separated by the city where they lived: New York, Providence, Boston, and those passengers from various other places or who were not able to be properly identified or their hometown discovered. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BurningLexington-bufford-1840

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #steamboat #longisland #longislandsound #disaster
This is a rare 1840 John Henry Bufford view of the tragic burning of the steamboat Lexington on the Long Island Sound, New York. The burning of the Lexington was one of the greatest steamboat disasters in American history and captured the popular interest in a number of important views – this being among the rarest. The view illustrates the accident, which took place on January 13, 1840, and claimed the lives of all but four of the 143 people on board. The names of the deceased are printed below the view and separated by the city where they lived: New York, Providence, Boston, and those passengers from various other places or who were not able to be properly identified or their hometown discovered. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/BurningLexington-bufford-1840 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #steamboat  #longisland  #longislandsound  #disaster 
This is a 1942 Afro American Newspapers map of the eastern United States meant to promote tourism among the emerging African-American middle class. The map depicts the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. All of the states are labeled, along with numerous cities and towns. Certain cities, such as Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago are highlighted by the inclusion of small vignettes to illustrate these cities. Other locations, such as the Great Smoky Mountains and the Norris Dam are also illustrated, and boats are depicted traveling along the Mississippi River. An advertisement for Bay Shore Beach in Buckroe, Virginia is situated in the lower right corner, advertising a hotel and dining room, a dance pavilion, and leading dance bands. The map is framed on both sides by a list of 'Negro Hotels and Guest Houses' organized by state, with the city, the name of the establishment, and its address listed. A disclaimer at the bottom of the page states, 'Under no circumstances does the listing of a particular hotel or guest house imply a recommendation of the Afro-American Travel Bureau.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/AfroTravelMap-afroamerican-1942

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #africanamerican #civilrights
This is a 1942 Afro American Newspapers map of the eastern United States meant to promote tourism among the emerging African-American middle class. The map depicts the United States from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic Ocean and from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. All of the states are labeled, along with numerous cities and towns. Certain cities, such as Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, St. Louis, and Chicago are highlighted by the inclusion of small vignettes to illustrate these cities. Other locations, such as the Great Smoky Mountains and the Norris Dam are also illustrated, and boats are depicted traveling along the Mississippi River. An advertisement for Bay Shore Beach in Buckroe, Virginia is situated in the lower right corner, advertising a hotel and dining room, a dance pavilion, and leading dance bands. The map is framed on both sides by a list of 'Negro Hotels and Guest Houses' organized by state, with the city, the name of the establishment, and its address listed. A disclaimer at the bottom of the page states, 'Under no circumstances does the listing of a particular hotel or guest house imply a recommendation of the Afro-American Travel Bureau. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/AfroTravelMap-afroamerican-1942 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #africanamerican  #civilrights 
This is Samuel Augustus Mitchell's important 1847 map of Texas at its fullest, Mexico, and Upper California. This is one of the most important and striking maps issued to illustrate the Mexican American War. Centered on Texas, Mitchell's map covers from 42°N to the Yucatan, and from the Pacific to Cuba. Six Mexican-American War battle fields are identified and illustrated by flags including the Alamo, San Jacinto, Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Buena Vista, and Monterey. The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo, signed in 1848, ended the war and ceded significant portions of Mexican territory, including Texas and Upper California, to the United States. This map therefore shows the final iteration of Mexican territory before the 1848 cession of California, Texas, and the Southwest. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/MexicoTexas-mitchell-1847

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #texas #mexicanamericanwar #comprimiseof1850 #republicoftexas #mexico #alamo
This is Samuel Augustus Mitchell's important 1847 map of Texas at its fullest, Mexico, and Upper California. This is one of the most important and striking maps issued to illustrate the Mexican American War. Centered on Texas, Mitchell's map covers from 42°N to the Yucatan, and from the Pacific to Cuba. Six Mexican-American War battle fields are identified and illustrated by flags including the Alamo, San Jacinto, Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Buena Vista, and Monterey. The Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo, signed in 1848, ended the war and ceded significant portions of Mexican territory, including Texas and Upper California, to the United States. This map therefore shows the final iteration of Mexican territory before the 1848 cession of California, Texas, and the Southwest. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/MexicoTexas-mitchell-1847 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #texas  #mexicanamericanwar  #comprimiseof1850  #republicoftexas  #mexico  #alamo 
This is an impressive large scale 1863 J. H. Colton map of the eastern part of North Carolina during the American Civil War. It is from the library of Union Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild, the abolitionist leader of the United Stated Colored Troops. This stunning map covers from Virginia and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay to South Carolina, focusing on the eastern part of North Carolina and the Outer Banks. The Union blockade of the North Carolina coast is illustrated by the presence of 18 ships. The topography throughout is beautifully detailed with rail lines, towns, swamps, political boundaries, and more identified. Along the bottom of the sheet, a secondary map, 'Plan of the Sea Coast from Virginia to Florida offers an overall picture of the Atlantic seaboard during the war.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/eaternnorthcarolina-colton-1863

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #civilwar #northcarolina #americancivilwar
This is an impressive large scale 1863 J. H. Colton map of the eastern part of North Carolina during the American Civil War. It is from the library of Union Brigadier General Edward Augustus Wild, the abolitionist leader of the United Stated Colored Troops. This stunning map covers from Virginia and the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay to South Carolina, focusing on the eastern part of North Carolina and the Outer Banks. The Union blockade of the North Carolina coast is illustrated by the presence of 18 ships. The topography throughout is beautifully detailed with rail lines, towns, swamps, political boundaries, and more identified. Along the bottom of the sheet, a secondary map, 'Plan of the Sea Coast from Virginia to Florida offers an overall picture of the Atlantic seaboard during the war. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/eaternnorthcarolina-colton-1863 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #civilwar  #northcarolina  #americancivilwar 
An exceptional and influential 1710 British map of North America by John Senex. Hands down the most ambitions British mapping of North America produced thus far, Senex's large format map covers all of North America from the unexplored high arctic to Panama and the Spanish Main, including modern the day nations of Canada, the United States, Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America. This map is primarily based on two 1703 maps by the French cartographer Guillaume De L'Isle's,Carte du Mexique et de la Floride and Carte de Canada ou de la Nouvelle France, which Senex consolidated into this singular large-scale English language production. This would have been among the first exposures of the British public to many of the new cartographic ideas about North America advocated by De L'Isle, including a peninsular California, the semi-apocryphal explorations of the Baron Lahonton, and the most sophisticated renderings of the Great Lakes and the Lower Mississippi basin presented to date.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/northamerica2-senex-1710

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #lahontan #senex
An exceptional and influential 1710 British map of North America by John Senex. Hands down the most ambitions British mapping of North America produced thus far, Senex's large format map covers all of North America from the unexplored high arctic to Panama and the Spanish Main, including modern the day nations of Canada, the United States, Mexico, the West Indies, and Central America. This map is primarily based on two 1703 maps by the French cartographer Guillaume De L'Isle's,Carte du Mexique et de la Floride and Carte de Canada ou de la Nouvelle France, which Senex consolidated into this singular large-scale English language production. This would have been among the first exposures of the British public to many of the new cartographic ideas about North America advocated by De L'Isle, including a peninsular California, the semi-apocryphal explorations of the Baron Lahonton, and the most sophisticated renderings of the Great Lakes and the Lower Mississippi basin presented to date. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/northamerica2-senex-1710 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #lahontan  #senex 
What an amazing piece of history! An original vintage map of former Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia does not exist nowadays). This rare map was made in former USSR (Moscow, 1979). #etsyshop #mapofczechoslovakia #oldmap #vintagemap #walldecor #coloredmap #schoolmap #papermap #foldingmap #raremap #officedecor #vintageoffice #wallhanging #interior #vintageinterior #l4l#like4like #vintagemarket #instamap #travelmap #traveler #lovetravel #instatravel #worldmap #giftideas #gifts #xmas #xmasgift #travelporn #pornmap
What an amazing piece of history! An original vintage map of former Czechoslovakia (Czechoslovakia does not exist nowadays). This rare map was made in former USSR (Moscow, 1979). #etsyshop  #mapofczechoslovakia  #oldmap  #vintagemap  #walldecor  #coloredmap  #schoolmap  #papermap  #foldingmap  #raremap  #officedecor  #vintageoffice  #wallhanging  #interior  #vintageinterior  #l4l #like4like  #vintagemarket  #instamap  #travelmap  #traveler  #lovetravel  #instatravel  #worldmap  #giftideas  #gifts  #xmas  #xmasgift  #travelporn  #pornmap 
George Bauerkeller's rare and strikingly modern embossed plan of London 
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This extraordinary embossed plan shows each locality in a different colour and built up areas raised in white, similar to the technique of Braille. Extending from Islington in the north to Kennington in the 
south and from Kensington High Street in the west to the West India Docks, with an inset of Greenwich at a smaller scale. A unique style of cartography in very good condition. 
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BAUERKELLER, G[eorge]. Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London 1841. Paris & London, Published by Ackerman & Co., 96 Strand, 1841. 
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#London #Islington #Kennington #Kensington #IndiaDocks #Greenwich #raremap #map #antique #adventcalendar
George Bauerkeller's rare and strikingly modern embossed plan of London __ This extraordinary embossed plan shows each locality in a different colour and built up areas raised in white, similar to the technique of Braille. Extending from Islington in the north to Kennington in the south and from Kensington High Street in the west to the West India Docks, with an inset of Greenwich at a smaller scale. A unique style of cartography in very good condition. __ BAUERKELLER, G[eorge]. Bauerkeller's New Embossed Plan of London 1841. Paris & London, Published by Ackerman & Co., 96 Strand, 1841. __ #London  #Islington  #Kennington  #Kensington  #IndiaDocks  #Greenwich  #raremap  #map  #antique  #adventcalendar 
Rare map of Africa by the Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Mazza 
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Extremely rare separately published map Africa by the Venetian engraver Govanni Battista Mazza. 
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MAZZA, Giovanni Battista. Africa ex Magnae Orbis Terrae Descriptione. [Venice, Donati Rascicotti formis. circa 1589]. __
#Africa #raremap #map #antique #adventcalendar
Rare map of Africa by the Italian engraver Giovanni Battista Mazza __ Extremely rare separately published map Africa by the Venetian engraver Govanni Battista Mazza. __ MAZZA, Giovanni Battista. Africa ex Magnae Orbis Terrae Descriptione. [Venice, Donati Rascicotti formis. circa 1589]. __ #Africa  #raremap  #map  #antique  #adventcalendar 
This is a fine example of the second state of Robert Walton's scarce map of the world, based upon the original work of John Speeds 1627 map. #worldmap #raremap #mapoftheworld
This is a fine example of the second state of Robert Walton's scarce map of the world, based upon the original work of John Speeds 1627 map. #worldmap  #raremap  #mapoftheworld 
This is a 1939 Le Petit Parisien world map illustrating the state of hostilities before the Spring 1940 offensive in World War II. The map depicts the world from Central Asia and Burma/Myanmar across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, then across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, Africa, and Central Asia and India and from the Arctic Ocean to Australia and Cape Horn. As this is before the 1940 German offensive in Western Europe, France had not yet suffered its humiliating defeat. European geography does reflect the German and Soviet gains of 1939, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divided Poland in half between themselves. The borders of Nazi Germany also reflect the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria in March 1938, and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, which took place in two steps. First, under the terms of the Munich Agreement, Nazi Germany occupied the Sudetenland (the northern and western border regions of Czechoslovakia), supposedly as a means of protecting ethnic Germans who lived there. Then in March 1939, the German army invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia and proclaimed it a Protectorate of the German Reich.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/cinqpartiemonde-petitparisien-1939

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemapsforsale  #ww2 #worldwar2 #wwii #petitparisien
This is a 1939 Le Petit Parisien world map illustrating the state of hostilities before the Spring 1940 offensive in World War II. The map depicts the world from Central Asia and Burma/Myanmar across the Pacific Ocean to the Americas, then across the Atlantic Ocean to Europe, Africa, and Central Asia and India and from the Arctic Ocean to Australia and Cape Horn. As this is before the 1940 German offensive in Western Europe, France had not yet suffered its humiliating defeat. European geography does reflect the German and Soviet gains of 1939, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divided Poland in half between themselves. The borders of Nazi Germany also reflect the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria in March 1938, and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, which took place in two steps. First, under the terms of the Munich Agreement, Nazi Germany occupied the Sudetenland (the northern and western border regions of Czechoslovakia), supposedly as a means of protecting ethnic Germans who lived there. Then in March 1939, the German army invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia and proclaimed it a Protectorate of the German Reich. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/cinqpartiemonde-petitparisien-1939 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemapsforsale  #ww2  #worldwar2  #wwii  #petitparisien 
A finely executed 18th century manuscript plan or map of Dunkirk illustrating both the old and new ship canals. Probably dating from the Seven Years’ War (1756 - 1763) or slightly after, this map focuses on the two major canals giving access to Dunkirk's Harbor, the Canal du Mardick, take center stage an is just above the cartouche. An older ship's canal, in the upper right, provides access to the old citadel. It was part of Vauban's Pré Carré, a system of fortresses protecting northern France from naval attack. Dunkirk was of special significance as the primary access point to French inland navigation. Canals extending south from the Canal du Mardick, including the Canal de Furnes, Canal de Burgues, the Canal de Bourburg, connect to France's major northwestern rivers, including the Aa, the Escaut, the Lys, and the Furnes. It is not clear who produced this map but it has the aspect of a French Ecole Militaire mapping and was likely drawn by a hand trained in French military mapping protocol.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/dunkirk-ecolemilitaire-1770

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #dunkirk #sevenyearswar
A finely executed 18th century manuscript plan or map of Dunkirk illustrating both the old and new ship canals. Probably dating from the Seven Years’ War (1756 - 1763) or slightly after, this map focuses on the two major canals giving access to Dunkirk's Harbor, the Canal du Mardick, take center stage an is just above the cartouche. An older ship's canal, in the upper right, provides access to the old citadel. It was part of Vauban's Pré Carré, a system of fortresses protecting northern France from naval attack. Dunkirk was of special significance as the primary access point to French inland navigation. Canals extending south from the Canal du Mardick, including the Canal de Furnes, Canal de Burgues, the Canal de Bourburg, connect to France's major northwestern rivers, including the Aa, the Escaut, the Lys, and the Furnes. It is not clear who produced this map but it has the aspect of a French Ecole Militaire mapping and was likely drawn by a hand trained in French military mapping protocol. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/dunkirk-ecolemilitaire-1770 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #dunkirk  #sevenyearswar 
This is a 1959 Luc-Marie Bayle route map of the world created for Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI), a private French airline which operated from the early 1950s until it merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport in October 1963 to form UTA French Airlines. The map depicts the world in two hemispheres: from New Zealand and New Caledonia to the Americas and from Europe and Africa to Asia, Australia, and New Britain. Numerous locations throughout the world are labeled, including Peru, Patagonia, Louisiana, 'New Spain' (Mexico and Central America), and New Holland (Australia) to cite only a few. Evidently antiquated place names were employed by the artist, along with a fanciful font. The exception to this motif, however, applies to the cities along TAI routes. These cities are labeled in block lettering that easily sets them apart from the rest of the map, such as Saigon, Jakarta, Brisbane, Ouagadougou, Bamako, Paris, Bordeaux, Auckland, Nouméa, and Espiritu Santo. Very few modern countries are labeled, not even France. Beautiful and entertaining illustrations frame the central map. Planes fly along the top border including a zeppelin, a number of early aircraft, and a DC-6, the workhorse of the TAI fleet. An ornate sun, which bears a resemblance to the ornate compasses illustrated on the map, appears along the top border as well. Along the bottom border, large sea-going sailing ships, from the antiquated galleons to the, also antiquated, paddle-wheel steamer in the lower right corner. Birds, fish, and whales encircle the flotilla.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/tai-bayle-1959

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #tai #airlinemap #pictorialmap
This is a 1959 Luc-Marie Bayle route map of the world created for Transports Aériens Intercontinentaux (TAI), a private French airline which operated from the early 1950s until it merged with Union Aéromaritime de Transport in October 1963 to form UTA French Airlines. The map depicts the world in two hemispheres: from New Zealand and New Caledonia to the Americas and from Europe and Africa to Asia, Australia, and New Britain. Numerous locations throughout the world are labeled, including Peru, Patagonia, Louisiana, 'New Spain' (Mexico and Central America), and New Holland (Australia) to cite only a few. Evidently antiquated place names were employed by the artist, along with a fanciful font. The exception to this motif, however, applies to the cities along TAI routes. These cities are labeled in block lettering that easily sets them apart from the rest of the map, such as Saigon, Jakarta, Brisbane, Ouagadougou, Bamako, Paris, Bordeaux, Auckland, Nouméa, and Espiritu Santo. Very few modern countries are labeled, not even France. Beautiful and entertaining illustrations frame the central map. Planes fly along the top border including a zeppelin, a number of early aircraft, and a DC-6, the workhorse of the TAI fleet. An ornate sun, which bears a resemblance to the ornate compasses illustrated on the map, appears along the top border as well. Along the bottom border, large sea-going sailing ships, from the antiquated galleons to the, also antiquated, paddle-wheel steamer in the lower right corner. Birds, fish, and whales encircle the flotilla. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/tai-bayle-1959 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #tai  #airlinemap  #pictorialmap 
A stunning large format map of 1888 map of Cincinnati by Max Burgheim, this is one of the finest maps of CIncinnati to appear in the 19th century. The map covers all of Cincinnati as it existed at the time as well as some outlying areas from Spring Grove Cemetery and Cummminsville to Covington and Newport in adjacent Kentucky. It names streets and identifies city wards with color coding – including the hip Over-The-Rhine district and the Central Business District where Burgheim's shop was located (484 Vine). The grounds of Eden Park are laid out with some clarity with footpaths and important buildings identified. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a precursor to the Brooklyn Bridge, is identified simply as 'Suspension Bridge.' This map was prepared for Bergheim's Cincinnati in Wort und Bild, a beautifully produced and voluminous German language book extolling the German heritage of Cincinnati and the virtues of Cincinnati in general. The volume was first issued in 1888 and contained this map. An earlier, smaller version of this map, under a similar title, was issued in Burgheim's 1875 Cincinnati Fuhrer Illustrirt. Because the similar in titles, this map is frequently seen misdated by as much as 5 years. This map was printed in Cincinati by Adolph Krebs.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/cincinnati-burgheim-1888

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #cincinnati #burgheim
A stunning large format map of 1888 map of Cincinnati by Max Burgheim, this is one of the finest maps of CIncinnati to appear in the 19th century. The map covers all of Cincinnati as it existed at the time as well as some outlying areas from Spring Grove Cemetery and Cummminsville to Covington and Newport in adjacent Kentucky. It names streets and identifies city wards with color coding – including the hip Over-The-Rhine district and the Central Business District where Burgheim's shop was located (484 Vine). The grounds of Eden Park are laid out with some clarity with footpaths and important buildings identified. The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a precursor to the Brooklyn Bridge, is identified simply as 'Suspension Bridge.' This map was prepared for Bergheim's Cincinnati in Wort und Bild, a beautifully produced and voluminous German language book extolling the German heritage of Cincinnati and the virtues of Cincinnati in general. The volume was first issued in 1888 and contained this map. An earlier, smaller version of this map, under a similar title, was issued in Burgheim's 1875 Cincinnati Fuhrer Illustrirt. Because the similar in titles, this map is frequently seen misdated by as much as 5 years. This map was printed in Cincinati by Adolph Krebs. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/cincinnati-burgheim-1888 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #cincinnati  #burgheim 
A scarce and interesting 1600 map of the Straits of Magellan and the southern polar regions, including the Great Southern Continent or Terre Australis, a kind of speculative precursor to the discovery of Antarctica. The map is divided into two segments. The upper map focuses on the Strait of Magellan and includes Terre Australis as a great continent south of the strait. The lower map is a southern hemisphere polar projection focused on the apocryphal continent of Terre Australis. Extensive Latin text to the left of the map describes the southern continent lying south of Nova Guinea (New Guinea), as it is illustrated here, and is believed by some to refer to Portuguese knowledge of Australia prior to its official discovery by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) mariner Willem Janszoon. 
The apocryphal southern continent or Terre Australis was speculated long before the discovery of Antarctica and appears on maps issued throughout 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. Based upon the writings of Aristotle, it was believed that the Earth was a place of balances. Geographers thus postulated the bulk of Eurasia must be counterbalanced by a similar landmass in the Southern Hemisphere, just as, they argued, the Americas counterbalanced Africa and Europe. Many explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries sought the Great Southern continent, including Quiros, Drake, and Cook, but Antarctica itself was not truly discovered until Edward Bransfield and William Smith sighted the Antarctic Peninsula in 1820.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/terreaustralis-quad-1600

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #terreaustrale #antarctica #straitsofmagellan #straitofmagellan #patagonia #magellan
A scarce and interesting 1600 map of the Straits of Magellan and the southern polar regions, including the Great Southern Continent or Terre Australis, a kind of speculative precursor to the discovery of Antarctica. The map is divided into two segments. The upper map focuses on the Strait of Magellan and includes Terre Australis as a great continent south of the strait. The lower map is a southern hemisphere polar projection focused on the apocryphal continent of Terre Australis. Extensive Latin text to the left of the map describes the southern continent lying south of Nova Guinea (New Guinea), as it is illustrated here, and is believed by some to refer to Portuguese knowledge of Australia prior to its official discovery by the Dutch East India Company (VOC) mariner Willem Janszoon. The apocryphal southern continent or Terre Australis was speculated long before the discovery of Antarctica and appears on maps issued throughout 16th, 17th, and early 18th centuries. Based upon the writings of Aristotle, it was believed that the Earth was a place of balances. Geographers thus postulated the bulk of Eurasia must be counterbalanced by a similar landmass in the Southern Hemisphere, just as, they argued, the Americas counterbalanced Africa and Europe. Many explorers in the 16th and 17th centuries sought the Great Southern continent, including Quiros, Drake, and Cook, but Antarctica itself was not truly discovered until Edward Bransfield and William Smith sighted the Antarctic Peninsula in 1820. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/terreaustralis-quad-1600 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #terreaustrale  #antarctica  #straitsofmagellan  #straitofmagellan  #patagonia  #magellan 
This is a rare 1825 map of Anegada Island, the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands, illustrating shipwrecks occurring between 1799 and 1823. This map was specifically prepared to illustrate the wreck of the Donna Paula, which is highlighted in red, a slave ship that ran aground on the reefs south of Anegada on September 3, 1819. Also of note, the map includes a reasonably large-scale mapping of Necker Island, personal paradise of the British Billionaire Richard Branson.

The 1919 wreck of the Donna Paula, a Portuguese Salve Ship, identified in red here, led to a legislative battle in Great Britain, of which Anegada was a colony. Under British law, if a slave ship ran aground on British territory, where slavery was illegal, any surviving slaves, in this case some 240, would be recognized as free men. That did not happen in the case of the Donna Paula, instead, the who ships that rescued the survivors of the Donna Paula, including the 240 slaves, sailed to Porto Rico, where the slaves were subsequently sold as salvage. This map was prepared for the legislative struggle that ensued to ensure that in future incidents British laws on these islands would be respected.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/anegadavirginislands-noyce-1825

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #anegada #neckerisland #slavetrade #shipwreck
This is a rare 1825 map of Anegada Island, the northernmost of the British Virgin Islands, illustrating shipwrecks occurring between 1799 and 1823. This map was specifically prepared to illustrate the wreck of the Donna Paula, which is highlighted in red, a slave ship that ran aground on the reefs south of Anegada on September 3, 1819. Also of note, the map includes a reasonably large-scale mapping of Necker Island, personal paradise of the British Billionaire Richard Branson. The 1919 wreck of the Donna Paula, a Portuguese Salve Ship, identified in red here, led to a legislative battle in Great Britain, of which Anegada was a colony. Under British law, if a slave ship ran aground on British territory, where slavery was illegal, any surviving slaves, in this case some 240, would be recognized as free men. That did not happen in the case of the Donna Paula, instead, the who ships that rescued the survivors of the Donna Paula, including the 240 slaves, sailed to Porto Rico, where the slaves were subsequently sold as salvage. This map was prepared for the legislative struggle that ensued to ensure that in future incidents British laws on these islands would be respected. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/anegadavirginislands-noyce-1825 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #anegada  #neckerisland  #slavetrade  #shipwreck 
A stunning set of globe gores for Giovanni Maria Cassini's 1792 Globo Celeste or Celestial Globe. The gores are presented in four bordered sheets, each containing three gores, for a total of 12 gores. Each individual gore represents 30° of the sphere. 
As is typical of Cassini's work, the gores are beautifully engraved with figural representations of the constellations, to which Cassini has introduced the innovation of shading to give a three-dimensional aspect. In addition, each figural constellation is stunningly colored. The constellations are based upon both Ptolemaic and later Renaissance cartographic geographical systems. While some constellations, such as those of the Zodiac, are recognizable, others such as 'Il Toucan' and 'Il Microscopio,' have fallen out of common usage. The individual, which are sized according to magnitude are laid down according to the work John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719) and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713 - 1762). These gores, along with a terrestrial set, appeared in Cassini's 1792 Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineate suelle ultime osservazioni, published in Rome by the Presso la Calcografia Camerale. Full sets, as here, are rare to the market.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/globoceleste-cassini-1792

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #celestial #starmaps #starmap
A stunning set of globe gores for Giovanni Maria Cassini's 1792 Globo Celeste or Celestial Globe. The gores are presented in four bordered sheets, each containing three gores, for a total of 12 gores. Each individual gore represents 30° of the sphere. As is typical of Cassini's work, the gores are beautifully engraved with figural representations of the constellations, to which Cassini has introduced the innovation of shading to give a three-dimensional aspect. In addition, each figural constellation is stunningly colored. The constellations are based upon both Ptolemaic and later Renaissance cartographic geographical systems. While some constellations, such as those of the Zodiac, are recognizable, others such as 'Il Toucan' and 'Il Microscopio,' have fallen out of common usage. The individual, which are sized according to magnitude are laid down according to the work John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719) and Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille (1713 - 1762). These gores, along with a terrestrial set, appeared in Cassini's 1792 Nuovo Atlante Geografico Universale delineate suelle ultime osservazioni, published in Rome by the Presso la Calcografia Camerale. Full sets, as here, are rare to the market. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/globoceleste-cassini-1792 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #celestial  #starmaps  #starmap 
This is a charming 1943 manuscript map of Europe was drawn to celebrate the promotion of the German World War II Kriegsmarine officer Kapitanleutnant Otto Bitter to U-Boat Commander. Drawn in a whimsical manuscript style, with stylistic elements drawn from 18th century French cartography, the map, which is centered on France, covers much of western Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, and parts of England, Spain, Denmark, and Italy. 
The map appears to have been drawn by one of the nurses at the Rochefort Soldatenheim, or Soldier's Home, in Southwest France, a region then under direct German occupation. It commemorates the promotion and imminent departure of Otto Bitter, who was a resident there in the latter part of 1943. Although Bitter received his promotion and assignment to U-750 at the end of September 1943, he did not depart the soldier's home until November when he was presented with this charming pictorial map.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/uboat-soldatenheim-1943

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This is a charming 1943 manuscript map of Europe was drawn to celebrate the promotion of the German World War II Kriegsmarine officer Kapitanleutnant Otto Bitter to U-Boat Commander. Drawn in a whimsical manuscript style, with stylistic elements drawn from 18th century French cartography, the map, which is centered on France, covers much of western Europe, including Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, Belgium, and parts of England, Spain, Denmark, and Italy. The map appears to have been drawn by one of the nurses at the Rochefort Soldatenheim, or Soldier's Home, in Southwest France, a region then under direct German occupation. It commemorates the promotion and imminent departure of Otto Bitter, who was a resident there in the latter part of 1943. Although Bitter received his promotion and assignment to U-750 at the end of September 1943, he did not depart the soldier's home until November when he was presented with this charming pictorial map. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/uboat-soldatenheim-1943 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #wwii  #worldwar2  #uboat 
Large German map of Batavia in colour by the Heirs of Johann Baptist Homann known as Homannische Erben (1684-1760) and published in the Homannischer Atlas around 1747. The plan shows the city and its immediate environs, the surrounding rice fields intersected by a network of waterways, canals and outlying fortifications. A detailed lettered key identifies the buildings and sites of importance of this capital and administrative centre of the Dutch East Indies. Inset views depict the city, Rathaus and the castle, whilst below there is a full-length black and white panorama of the city from the sea embellished on each side by portraits of native Javanese figures and exotic wildlife including a leopard and a cayman. ( also available as a reprint at Bartele Gallery Jakarta ) #bartelegallery #batavia #mapofjakartacity #antiquemap #raremaps #raremap #antiquarian #mandarinoriental #jakartacity #jakarta
Large German map of Batavia in colour by the Heirs of Johann Baptist Homann known as Homannische Erben (1684-1760) and published in the Homannischer Atlas around 1747. The plan shows the city and its immediate environs, the surrounding rice fields intersected by a network of waterways, canals and outlying fortifications. A detailed lettered key identifies the buildings and sites of importance of this capital and administrative centre of the Dutch East Indies. Inset views depict the city, Rathaus and the castle, whilst below there is a full-length black and white panorama of the city from the sea embellished on each side by portraits of native Javanese figures and exotic wildlife including a leopard and a cayman. ( also available as a reprint at Bartele Gallery Jakarta ) #bartelegallery  #batavia  #mapofjakartacity  #antiquemap  #raremaps  #raremap  #antiquarian  #mandarinoriental  #jakartacity  #jakarta 
A clever and striking anti-malaria poster produced by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) for the American military during the Second World War. 
The Japanese conquest of Indonesia and the Philippines in early 1942 cut the Allies off from their sources of the malaria drug quinine. 
#DrSeuss #Newsmap #Persuasivemap #publichealth #raremap #ww2 #wwii #ushistory #outbreak https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1943-theodore-geisel-anti-malaria/
A clever and striking anti-malaria poster produced by Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss) for the American military during the Second World War. The Japanese conquest of Indonesia and the Philippines in early 1942 cut the Allies off from their sources of the malaria drug quinine. #DrSeuss  #Newsmap  #Persuasivemap  #publichealth  #raremap  #ww2  #wwii  #ushistory  #outbreak  https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1943-theodore-geisel-anti-malaria/
An exceptional 1819 first edition wall map of Boston, Massachusetts jointly published by John Groves Hales and John Melish. Centered on Boston, Hales' map covers some 720 square miles from Acton to Scituate and from Beverly to Walpole. Hales offers exceptional detail throughout, noting topography, roads, towns, meetinghouse, taverns, monuments, mills and more. Even the homes of prominent individuals are noted! 
This map has the distinction of being the first American map of large area to be based upon sophisticated European style trigonometric surveys – in this case conducted by Hales himself! It is also the first large scale map of the greater Boston area. The result is a vast improvement over the typical error-prone rod and chain style surveying common in New England prior to Hale's work. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/boston-hales-1819

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An exceptional 1819 first edition wall map of Boston, Massachusetts jointly published by John Groves Hales and John Melish. Centered on Boston, Hales' map covers some 720 square miles from Acton to Scituate and from Beverly to Walpole. Hales offers exceptional detail throughout, noting topography, roads, towns, meetinghouse, taverns, monuments, mills and more. Even the homes of prominent individuals are noted! This map has the distinction of being the first American map of large area to be based upon sophisticated European style trigonometric surveys – in this case conducted by Hales himself! It is also the first large scale map of the greater Boston area. The result is a vast improvement over the typical error-prone rod and chain style surveying common in New England prior to Hale's work. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/boston-hales-1819 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #boston  #bostonmap 
This monumental and rare movie poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued by Vecchioni and Guadagno to promote the 1959 Italian release of the post World War II (WW2) 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico. The poster takes the form of an enormous map centered on the Philippines, but covering the East Asian theater of war from Hokkaido to Java and from Cambodia to Guam. Brown arrows and flags illustrate the Japanese battle plan.

Produced by the Shin Toho Company and directed by Toshio Shimura, Battaglia del Pacifico was originally titled Admiral Yamamoto and the Allied Fleets. The Japanese perspective film focuses on the early days of the war when Japanese forces moved quickly and aggressively to dominate the western Pacific. The hero is Admiral Yamamoto.

This poster / map was issued by Vecchioni and Guadango, an Italian move poster printing house, using a halftone process. It consists of two sheets, currently separate, but capable of being joined, as in the image above, at the buyer's request. This poster is extremely rare with no other surviving examples known.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/battagliadelpacifico-vecchioni-1959

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #worldwar2 #ww2 #battleofthepacific
This monumental and rare movie poster and map of East Asia and the Pacific was issued by Vecchioni and Guadagno to promote the 1959 Italian release of the post World War II (WW2) 1958 Japanese film Battaglia del Pacifico. The poster takes the form of an enormous map centered on the Philippines, but covering the East Asian theater of war from Hokkaido to Java and from Cambodia to Guam. Brown arrows and flags illustrate the Japanese battle plan. Produced by the Shin Toho Company and directed by Toshio Shimura, Battaglia del Pacifico was originally titled Admiral Yamamoto and the Allied Fleets. The Japanese perspective film focuses on the early days of the war when Japanese forces moved quickly and aggressively to dominate the western Pacific. The hero is Admiral Yamamoto. This poster / map was issued by Vecchioni and Guadango, an Italian move poster printing house, using a halftone process. It consists of two sheets, currently separate, but capable of being joined, as in the image above, at the buyer's request. This poster is extremely rare with no other surviving examples known. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/battagliadelpacifico-vecchioni-1959 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #worldwar2  #ww2  #battleofthepacific 
A remarkable and monumental map of London, this is Weller and Cassell's 1866 wall map of London. When it was first issued in 1861 this was the largest scale map of London yet produced. Cassell was justly proud of his map bragging, 'as well as being the largest, [Cassell's Map of London] is universally admitted to be the best map of London ever produced.' The map covers from Upper Holloway to Poplar and From Kennington to North Kensington. On a scale off roughly 9 miles to the inch, Cassell's map offers stupendous detail throughout, noting all streets, as well as rail lines, important buildings, gardens and parks, and notes o new constructions. This last is particularly significant in regard to this map, as it was updated extensively by John Dower in 1866 to reflect numerous major civic projects and improvements then in progress. Dower's revisions, reflected in this edition included 'upwards of 2000 improvements and alternations … to the plates, including the addition of 9000 new street names.' Among these are a several highly anticipated projects including the 'New Blackfriars Bridge,' the 'Waterloo and Whitehall Railway Bridge,' the Holborn Viaduct,' and the 'Thames Subway Intended,' among others. Cassell issued this map to compete with Edward Stanford's similarly large scale 'Stanford's Library Map of London.' The Cassell map is larger both in dimensions and scale, but the Stanford map covers a great area. As London map scholar Ralph Hyde points out 'both maps are indispensable for any study of London during this period.' https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/london-cassell-1866

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #london #londonmap
A remarkable and monumental map of London, this is Weller and Cassell's 1866 wall map of London. When it was first issued in 1861 this was the largest scale map of London yet produced. Cassell was justly proud of his map bragging, 'as well as being the largest, [Cassell's Map of London] is universally admitted to be the best map of London ever produced.' The map covers from Upper Holloway to Poplar and From Kennington to North Kensington. On a scale off roughly 9 miles to the inch, Cassell's map offers stupendous detail throughout, noting all streets, as well as rail lines, important buildings, gardens and parks, and notes o new constructions. This last is particularly significant in regard to this map, as it was updated extensively by John Dower in 1866 to reflect numerous major civic projects and improvements then in progress. Dower's revisions, reflected in this edition included 'upwards of 2000 improvements and alternations … to the plates, including the addition of 9000 new street names.' Among these are a several highly anticipated projects including the 'New Blackfriars Bridge,' the 'Waterloo and Whitehall Railway Bridge,' the Holborn Viaduct,' and the 'Thames Subway Intended,' among others. Cassell issued this map to compete with Edward Stanford's similarly large scale 'Stanford's Library Map of London.' The Cassell map is larger both in dimensions and scale, but the Stanford map covers a great area. As London map scholar Ralph Hyde points out 'both maps are indispensable for any study of London during this period.' https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/london-cassell-1866 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #london  #londonmap 
A seminal production, this is the first edition, first state, of Thomas Gordon's impressive wall map of New Jersey. This is the first large scale map of New Jersey to be printed in the United States. Gordon's map, issued at the behest of the New Jersey legislature, illustrates the entire state with but 14 counties noted. It further notes towns, cities, townships, mills, forges, taverns and important residences. It also includes portions of Adjacent New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Overall the map is astoundingly accurate, composed as it as, from countless highly detailed regional surveys. There are no errors of more than 3/4 of a mile.

The New Jersey legislature recognized the need for an updated and accurate state map as year as 1799, when it established a corporation focused on producing a large scale map of the state. Although unsuccessful, this first initiative paved the way for a second act of legislature passed in 1822 to 'encourage the formation of an accurate state sponsored Map of the State of New Jersey. The bill set aside 1000 USD, which was given in advance to Trenton surveyor Thomas Gordon who used the funds to finance this enormous and highly scientific production. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newjersey-gordon-1828

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #newjersey #newjerseymap
A seminal production, this is the first edition, first state, of Thomas Gordon's impressive wall map of New Jersey. This is the first large scale map of New Jersey to be printed in the United States. Gordon's map, issued at the behest of the New Jersey legislature, illustrates the entire state with but 14 counties noted. It further notes towns, cities, townships, mills, forges, taverns and important residences. It also includes portions of Adjacent New York, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. Overall the map is astoundingly accurate, composed as it as, from countless highly detailed regional surveys. There are no errors of more than 3/4 of a mile. The New Jersey legislature recognized the need for an updated and accurate state map as year as 1799, when it established a corporation focused on producing a large scale map of the state. Although unsuccessful, this first initiative paved the way for a second act of legislature passed in 1822 to 'encourage the formation of an accurate state sponsored Map of the State of New Jersey. The bill set aside 1000 USD, which was given in advance to Trenton surveyor Thomas Gordon who used the funds to finance this enormous and highly scientific production. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newjersey-gordon-1828 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #newjersey  #newjerseymap 
A large wall map of Lyon, France by R. P Grégorie and Claude Seraucourt. Oriented to the east, this map centers on the convergence of the Rhone and Saone Rivers and the presqu'Ile, or peninsula, thus formed. It covers modern day Lyon's 1st and 2nd arrondissements as well as significant portions of the 4th and 5th. The map is surrounded by illustrations depicting Lyon's most noteworthy architecture and monuments, as well as two rococo windows with dedications to the Duc de Villeroy and various others.

Lyon is an ancient city dating to the Roman period. During the Middle Ages, it was the site of one of Europe's most important trade fairs. Today, situated at the crossroads of France's finest produce and wine regions, it is considered the gastronomic capital of the world. 
This map was originally published in 1735, the preset example reflects the 1740 edition. It wass engraved by Claude Seracourt and published by R.P. Grégoire in Lyon, France in 1740. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lyonfrance3-gregoire-1740

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #lyon #lyonfrance
A large wall map of Lyon, France by R. P Grégorie and Claude Seraucourt. Oriented to the east, this map centers on the convergence of the Rhone and Saone Rivers and the presqu'Ile, or peninsula, thus formed. It covers modern day Lyon's 1st and 2nd arrondissements as well as significant portions of the 4th and 5th. The map is surrounded by illustrations depicting Lyon's most noteworthy architecture and monuments, as well as two rococo windows with dedications to the Duc de Villeroy and various others. Lyon is an ancient city dating to the Roman period. During the Middle Ages, it was the site of one of Europe's most important trade fairs. Today, situated at the crossroads of France's finest produce and wine regions, it is considered the gastronomic capital of the world. This map was originally published in 1735, the preset example reflects the 1740 edition. It wass engraved by Claude Seracourt and published by R.P. Grégoire in Lyon, France in 1740. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/lyonfrance3-gregoire-1740 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #lyon  #lyonfrance 
Charming map of Africa painted on paper (reinforced with canvas) by Bartolomeus Silvestrius, dated 1809 (108x112 cm). This is a copy of an important map painted by Stefano Bonsignori, dated 1579 and now located in the 'Sala del Mappamondo' in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence. Designed by Giorgio Vasari for Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, the 'Sala del Mappamondo' (or 'Sala delle Carte Geografiche') houses 53 maps of the entire known world in the mid- to late- 16th century, represented on panels attached to cabinet doors. Thirty of the maps were painted by Ignazio Danti (1564-75) and the remaining twenty-three were undertaken by Stefano Bonsignori (1575-86). In the center of the room today stands a terrestrial globe, which according to Vasari’s original plan would have lowered from the ceiling alongside a celestial globe. 
#africa #map #raremap #il_cartiglio #globe #saladelmappamondo #saladellecartegeografiche #florence #palazzovecchio #vasari #cosimo #demedici #oldmaps #cartography #globeroom #arthistory
Charming map of Africa painted on paper (reinforced with canvas) by Bartolomeus Silvestrius, dated 1809 (108x112 cm). This is a copy of an important map painted by Stefano Bonsignori, dated 1579 and now located in the 'Sala del Mappamondo' in the Palazzo Vecchio of Florence. Designed by Giorgio Vasari for Duke Cosimo I de’ Medici, the 'Sala del Mappamondo' (or 'Sala delle Carte Geografiche') houses 53 maps of the entire known world in the mid- to late- 16th century, represented on panels attached to cabinet doors. Thirty of the maps were painted by Ignazio Danti (1564-75) and the remaining twenty-three were undertaken by Stefano Bonsignori (1575-86). In the center of the room today stands a terrestrial globe, which according to Vasari’s original plan would have lowered from the ceiling alongside a celestial globe. #africa  #map  #raremap  #il_cartiglio  #globe  #saladelmappamondo  #saladellecartegeografiche  #florence  #palazzovecchio  #vasari  #cosimo  #demedici  #oldmaps  #cartography  #globeroom  #arthistory 
This is a rare and unusual 1777 map of the north Atlantic in the vicinity of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and northeastern Siberia based upon Russian Promyshlenniki (trader) exploration. The map post-dates Russian state sponsored Vitus Bering Great Northern Expedition (1733–1743) but pre-dates the English sponsored voyages of Captain James Cook, who definitively remapped the Pacific Northwest on his third and final voyage, between 1776 and 1779. Vitus Bering's Great Northern Expedition focused Russian attention on the potential resources and wealth of the northeast of Siberia and, presumably the northwesternmost extremes of America. With Bering's new knowledge of some of the Aleutian Islands and potential easy access to American shores from Siberia, Russian Promyshlenniki fur traders eager for new richer sources of sable, otter, and seal furs launched a series of commercial expeditions from the coast of Kamchatka. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/alaskasiberia-croisey-1777

#antiquemap #antiquemaps #raremaps #raremap #arcticexplorer #alaska #aleutianislands
This is a rare and unusual 1777 map of the north Atlantic in the vicinity of Alaska, the Bering Straits, and northeastern Siberia based upon Russian Promyshlenniki (trader) exploration. The map post-dates Russian state sponsored Vitus Bering Great Northern Expedition (1733–1743) but pre-dates the English sponsored voyages of Captain James Cook, who definitively remapped the Pacific Northwest on his third and final voyage, between 1776 and 1779. Vitus Bering's Great Northern Expedition focused Russian attention on the potential resources and wealth of the northeast of Siberia and, presumably the northwesternmost extremes of America. With Bering's new knowledge of some of the Aleutian Islands and potential easy access to American shores from Siberia, Russian Promyshlenniki fur traders eager for new richer sources of sable, otter, and seal furs launched a series of commercial expeditions from the coast of Kamchatka. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/alaskasiberia-croisey-1777 #antiquemap  #antiquemaps  #raremaps  #raremap  #arcticexplorer  #alaska  #aleutianislands 
A unique 1851 survey of Wall Street between Broadway and Pearl Street, illustrating the future site of the New York Stock Exchange, the residences of important financiers, and the offices of legendary financial institutions. 
#wallstreet #map #nyc #manhattan #politics #antique #raremap #cityplan https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1851-wall-street-survey/
A unique 1851 survey of Wall Street between Broadway and Pearl Street, illustrating the future site of the New York Stock Exchange, the residences of important financiers, and the offices of legendary financial institutions. #wallstreet  #map  #nyc  #manhattan  #politics  #antique  #raremap  #cityplan  https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1851-wall-street-survey/
This is a rare 1869 edition of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's map of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The map depicts the park as a whole and includes pathways, lakes, buildings, individual trees, rocks, and elevation measurements. The streets and avenues surrounding the park are also noted.

This extraordinary map reveals Prospect Park as conceived by the landscape architects, and indeed 'artists,' Vaux and Olmsted. Vaux and Olmsted were awarded the task of designing Prospect Park in 1866 by the Brooklyn Common Council. Olmsted's vision drove the overall design while Vaux concentrated his attentions on bridges, buildings, and other structures within the park. The creation of Prospect Park, which was to consist of some 585 acres of public forest, pathways, promenades, lakes, bridges, and meadows, was a seminal moment in civic urban design. The park itself was designed with every tree, pond, and bench meticulously planned. Olmsted wrote: 'Every foot of the parks surface, every tree and bush, as well as every arch, roadway, and walk has been placed where it is for a purpose.' Though Olmsted is best known for his work in New York's Central Park, there are many who consider Prospect Park, his second masterpiece, to be his finest. Today, because of Vaux and Olmsted's efforts, Brooklynites have the privilege of enjoying what is, without question, one of the finest examples of a planned urban public recreation area in the world. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/ProspectPark-bishop-1869

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #prospectpark #brooklyn #brooklynmaps #prospectheights
This is a rare 1869 edition of Calvert Vaux and Frederick Law Olmsted's map of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. The map depicts the park as a whole and includes pathways, lakes, buildings, individual trees, rocks, and elevation measurements. The streets and avenues surrounding the park are also noted. This extraordinary map reveals Prospect Park as conceived by the landscape architects, and indeed 'artists,' Vaux and Olmsted. Vaux and Olmsted were awarded the task of designing Prospect Park in 1866 by the Brooklyn Common Council. Olmsted's vision drove the overall design while Vaux concentrated his attentions on bridges, buildings, and other structures within the park. The creation of Prospect Park, which was to consist of some 585 acres of public forest, pathways, promenades, lakes, bridges, and meadows, was a seminal moment in civic urban design. The park itself was designed with every tree, pond, and bench meticulously planned. Olmsted wrote: 'Every foot of the parks surface, every tree and bush, as well as every arch, roadway, and walk has been placed where it is for a purpose.' Though Olmsted is best known for his work in New York's Central Park, there are many who consider Prospect Park, his second masterpiece, to be his finest. Today, because of Vaux and Olmsted's efforts, Brooklynites have the privilege of enjoying what is, without question, one of the finest examples of a planned urban public recreation area in the world. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/ProspectPark-bishop-1869 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #prospectpark  #brooklyn  #brooklynmaps  #prospectheights 
An extremely edition of William Bishop's 1868 map of the city of Brooklyn, New York. In the mid-19th century, fueled by the advent of the steam ferry, which made crossing the East River practical, Kings County experienced a massive population burst. Wealthy and poor alike were quick to abandon the dirty and claustrophobic Manhattan for then suburban lands just across the East River. In 1855 the communities of Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Bushwick and Williamsburg were consolidated by the State of New York into one large city, modern day Brooklyn. It was around this time that the term 'Kings County' began to fall out of popular usage in favor of 'Brooklyn.' By 1865, three years before this map was printed, Brooklyn had become the third largest city in America, following New York and Philadelphia. Here Brooklyn is revealed in the midst of this incredible development. Prospect Park is shown in its full glory and in fact, issued just months after Prospect Park's October 1867 completion, this is one of the first maps to show Olmsted's design. The street layout, mimicking the grid system of Manhattan, is shown in considerable detail. Attempts to detail important buildings, ferry crossings, bridges, train lines, and 'plank roads.' Also notes public buildings and lands such as the Lunatic Asylum, the Hospital, the Alms House, the Military Parade Grounds, the Marine Hospital and the Navy Yard. Manhattan appears in the lower left hand corner of the map. North is oriented to the lower left. The whole is surrounding by a decorative vine and leave border. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Brooklyn2-bishop-1868

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #brooklyn #oldbrooklyn #brooklynmap
An extremely edition of William Bishop's 1868 map of the city of Brooklyn, New York. In the mid-19th century, fueled by the advent of the steam ferry, which made crossing the East River practical, Kings County experienced a massive population burst. Wealthy and poor alike were quick to abandon the dirty and claustrophobic Manhattan for then suburban lands just across the East River. In 1855 the communities of Brooklyn, Greenpoint, Bushwick and Williamsburg were consolidated by the State of New York into one large city, modern day Brooklyn. It was around this time that the term 'Kings County' began to fall out of popular usage in favor of 'Brooklyn.' By 1865, three years before this map was printed, Brooklyn had become the third largest city in America, following New York and Philadelphia. Here Brooklyn is revealed in the midst of this incredible development. Prospect Park is shown in its full glory and in fact, issued just months after Prospect Park's October 1867 completion, this is one of the first maps to show Olmsted's design. The street layout, mimicking the grid system of Manhattan, is shown in considerable detail. Attempts to detail important buildings, ferry crossings, bridges, train lines, and 'plank roads.' Also notes public buildings and lands such as the Lunatic Asylum, the Hospital, the Alms House, the Military Parade Grounds, the Marine Hospital and the Navy Yard. Manhattan appears in the lower left hand corner of the map. North is oriented to the lower left. The whole is surrounding by a decorative vine and leave border. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Brooklyn2-bishop-1868 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #brooklyn  #oldbrooklyn  #brooklynmap 
This is a scarce and extraordinary 1856 map of Brooklyn, New York city by Matthew Dripps. The map follows the 1855 consolidation of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint into a single city - as such it is one of the first maps to show Brooklyn much as we know it today - in fact, it is the earliest obtainable map was are aware of to do so. The map extends southwards roughly to 60th street, eastwards to Evergreen Cemetery, and northwards to Newtown creek. Parts of adjacent Manhattan (as far north as 40th Street), Queens (Long Island City), and Jersey City. Many modern neighborhoods are not specifically name, such as Red Hook, Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Green, etc. but are nonetheless present and identifiable. The Brooklyn Navy Yards clearly represented with individual buildings present. Sunset Park, though not identified, is apparent via the hachuring Dripps has used to render elevation. Prospect Park, not yet conceived of, is notably absent. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Brooklyn-dripps-1856

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #brooklynmap #brooklyn #oldbrooklyn
This is a scarce and extraordinary 1856 map of Brooklyn, New York city by Matthew Dripps. The map follows the 1855 consolidation of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Bushwick, and Greenpoint into a single city - as such it is one of the first maps to show Brooklyn much as we know it today - in fact, it is the earliest obtainable map was are aware of to do so. The map extends southwards roughly to 60th street, eastwards to Evergreen Cemetery, and northwards to Newtown creek. Parts of adjacent Manhattan (as far north as 40th Street), Queens (Long Island City), and Jersey City. Many modern neighborhoods are not specifically name, such as Red Hook, Bedford Stuyvesant, Fort Green, etc. but are nonetheless present and identifiable. The Brooklyn Navy Yards clearly represented with individual buildings present. Sunset Park, though not identified, is apparent via the hachuring Dripps has used to render elevation. Prospect Park, not yet conceived of, is notably absent. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Brooklyn-dripps-1856 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #brooklynmap  #brooklyn  #oldbrooklyn 
This is a 1939 Le Petit Parisien world map illustrating the state of hostilities before the Spring 1940 offensive in World War II. The map depicts the world from the Atlantic Ocean to Alaska and Hawaii and from the Arctic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, Australia, and New Zealand. As this is before the 1940 German offensive in Western Europe, France had not yet suffered its humiliating defeat. European geography does reflect the German and Soviet gains of 1939, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divided Poland in half between themselves. The borders of Nazi Germany also reflect the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria in March 1938, and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, which took place in two steps. First, under the terms of the Munich Agreement, Nazi Germany occupied the Sudetenland (the northern and western border regions of Czechoslovakia), supposedly as a means of protecting ethnic Germans who lived there. Then in March 1939, the German army invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia and proclaimed it a Protectorate of the German Reich.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/operationsguerremondiale-petitparisien-1939

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This is a 1939 Le Petit Parisien world map illustrating the state of hostilities before the Spring 1940 offensive in World War II. The map depicts the world from the Atlantic Ocean to Alaska and Hawaii and from the Arctic Ocean to the Cape of Good Hope, Australia, and New Zealand. As this is before the 1940 German offensive in Western Europe, France had not yet suffered its humiliating defeat. European geography does reflect the German and Soviet gains of 1939, when Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union signed the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact and divided Poland in half between themselves. The borders of Nazi Germany also reflect the Anschluss, the annexation of Austria in March 1938, and the occupation of Czechoslovakia, which took place in two steps. First, under the terms of the Munich Agreement, Nazi Germany occupied the Sudetenland (the northern and western border regions of Czechoslovakia), supposedly as a means of protecting ethnic Germans who lived there. Then in March 1939, the German army invaded the rest of Czechoslovakia and proclaimed it a Protectorate of the German Reich. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/operationsguerremondiale-petitparisien-1939 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #ww2  #worldwar2  #petitparisien 
This is a 1945 Jeffrey Victor and Neel Bate pictorial fantasy map of Jimmy and Sally’s adventures in Mother Goose Land. The map follows and narrates Jimmy and Sally’s journey through Mother Goose Land, where they meet everyone’s favorite nursery rhyme characters. First they visit Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty and a smiling spider. Then Humpty-Dumpty, looking very dapper in a suit sitting on his wall, followed by Little Bo Peep, who is offering a reward of 100 lollipops for the return of her sheep. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary and Little Jack Horner (who is sitting in a corner) come next, along with the family who lived in a shoe and Little Boy Blue. Jack and Jill are present as well, although they are, of course, falling down the hill. And last but not least is Mother Goose herself, portrayed riding on her goose, waving goodbye to Jimmy and Sally.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mothergooseland-victor-1945

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This is a 1945 Jeffrey Victor and Neel Bate pictorial fantasy map of Jimmy and Sally’s adventures in Mother Goose Land. The map follows and narrates Jimmy and Sally’s journey through Mother Goose Land, where they meet everyone’s favorite nursery rhyme characters. First they visit Little Miss Muffet, Humpty Dumpty and a smiling spider. Then Humpty-Dumpty, looking very dapper in a suit sitting on his wall, followed by Little Bo Peep, who is offering a reward of 100 lollipops for the return of her sheep. Mary, Mary Quite Contrary and Little Jack Horner (who is sitting in a corner) come next, along with the family who lived in a shoe and Little Boy Blue. Jack and Jill are present as well, although they are, of course, falling down the hill. And last but not least is Mother Goose herself, portrayed riding on her goose, waving goodbye to Jimmy and Sally. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mothergooseland-victor-1945 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #mothergoose  #fantasymaps 
This is scarce and whimsical 1939 map depicting a New Yorker's idea of the United States by Daniel K. Wallingford. The map depicts a distorted view of the United States, where New York State, Manhattan and Brooklyn are shown in oversize proportion to the rest of the country. 
The map is a charming combination of humor and satire, depicting the provincialism of a New Yorker, to whom the rest of the country is unimportant. Names of places are either inaccurate or random, showing a New Yorkers lack of knowledge or interest. For example, southern United States is humorously depicted, with a massive Florida, and four rivers, each named 'Swanee River'. Hollywood and San Francisco take up two-thirds of California and are shown as separate states. Minneapolis and Indianapolis are shown as 'twin cities' in Michigan, with Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Dubuque and Nebraska as cities in Illinois. Nevada is a city in Reno, and New Mexico is a city in Texas. The Great Salt Lake replaces Lake Superior, while Lake Michigan takes the name of Lake Superior. Lake Champlain is bigger than Lake Michigan, while Lake Erie is depicted as tiny lake in northern New York.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newyorker2-wallingford-1939

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #wallingford  #newyorker
This is scarce and whimsical 1939 map depicting a New Yorker's idea of the United States by Daniel K. Wallingford. The map depicts a distorted view of the United States, where New York State, Manhattan and Brooklyn are shown in oversize proportion to the rest of the country. The map is a charming combination of humor and satire, depicting the provincialism of a New Yorker, to whom the rest of the country is unimportant. Names of places are either inaccurate or random, showing a New Yorkers lack of knowledge or interest. For example, southern United States is humorously depicted, with a massive Florida, and four rivers, each named 'Swanee River'. Hollywood and San Francisco take up two-thirds of California and are shown as separate states. Minneapolis and Indianapolis are shown as 'twin cities' in Michigan, with Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Dubuque and Nebraska as cities in Illinois. Nevada is a city in Reno, and New Mexico is a city in Texas. The Great Salt Lake replaces Lake Superior, while Lake Michigan takes the name of Lake Superior. Lake Champlain is bigger than Lake Michigan, while Lake Erie is depicted as tiny lake in northern New York. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newyorker2-wallingford-1939 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #wallingford  #newyorker 
A rare decorative 1949 Louis Larmat map of the Alsace wine region on the left bank of the Rhine between Strasbourg and Mulhouse. All of the major wine growing areas and vineyards are highlighted in red. This region is admired worldwide for its exceptional Rieslings and highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. The map itself is surrounded by 37 heraldic shields representing Alsatian cities, including a large shield for Alsace itself at top center, all prepared by Robert Louis. An inset of the Wissembourg wine region appears in the upper let quadrant. Separate issue wine maps in general are uncommon and highly desirable. The OCLC identifies only two examples of this map in French institutional collections. This one was issued by Louis Larmat and printed in France in 1949.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/alsace-larmat-1949

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #alsace #alsacia #winemaps #reisling #frenchwine
A rare decorative 1949 Louis Larmat map of the Alsace wine region on the left bank of the Rhine between Strasbourg and Mulhouse. All of the major wine growing areas and vineyards are highlighted in red. This region is admired worldwide for its exceptional Rieslings and highly aromatic Gewürztraminer wines. The map itself is surrounded by 37 heraldic shields representing Alsatian cities, including a large shield for Alsace itself at top center, all prepared by Robert Louis. An inset of the Wissembourg wine region appears in the upper let quadrant. Separate issue wine maps in general are uncommon and highly desirable. The OCLC identifies only two examples of this map in French institutional collections. This one was issued by Louis Larmat and printed in France in 1949. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/alsace-larmat-1949 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #alsace  #alsacia  #winemaps  #reisling  #frenchwine 
This is the first map of Karachi city and harbor, modern day Pakistan, drawn from Thomas Greer Carless' exploratory surveys of 1838. Carless, along with fellow India Navy Officers W. Jardine, Sheppard, and Grieve, was sent to survey the coast of Sinde in the vicinity of Karachi in 1838. Their work produced this, the first mathematical survey of Karachi city and harbor, and set the stage of the British East Indian Company occupation of Karachi in February of 1839. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/karachi-carless-1838

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #karachi #carless
This is the first map of Karachi city and harbor, modern day Pakistan, drawn from Thomas Greer Carless' exploratory surveys of 1838. Carless, along with fellow India Navy Officers W. Jardine, Sheppard, and Grieve, was sent to survey the coast of Sinde in the vicinity of Karachi in 1838. Their work produced this, the first mathematical survey of Karachi city and harbor, and set the stage of the British East Indian Company occupation of Karachi in February of 1839. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/karachi-carless-1838 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #karachi  #carless 
A unique once-in-a-lifetime discovery for the New York City collector, this is a one-of-a-kind 1851 manuscript cadastral survey map of New York City's Wall Street between Broadway and Pearl Street – including the site of the New York Stock Exchange and numerous prominent financial houses. Highlighting a fascinating moment in the growth of New York City, this map illustrates the city council's plan to widen Wall Street at its intersection with Broadway. Wall Street at the time narrowed considerably at this critical intersection between major thoroughfares, creating an increasingly problematic bottleneck. Even today, visitors often remark on the narrow and unassuming entrance to the world's primary financial artery – imagine it in 1851, 4 feet narrower and a center not only for banking but also for general commerce! This map, along with a lost companion map, was drawn for a legal battle that ensued between the City of New York and the Bank of the Republic over the city's plan to demolish bank property in order to widen Wall Street.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/wallstreetnewyork-smith-1851

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #wallstreet #newyorkcitymap
A unique once-in-a-lifetime discovery for the New York City collector, this is a one-of-a-kind 1851 manuscript cadastral survey map of New York City's Wall Street between Broadway and Pearl Street – including the site of the New York Stock Exchange and numerous prominent financial houses. Highlighting a fascinating moment in the growth of New York City, this map illustrates the city council's plan to widen Wall Street at its intersection with Broadway. Wall Street at the time narrowed considerably at this critical intersection between major thoroughfares, creating an increasingly problematic bottleneck. Even today, visitors often remark on the narrow and unassuming entrance to the world's primary financial artery – imagine it in 1851, 4 feet narrower and a center not only for banking but also for general commerce! This map, along with a lost companion map, was drawn for a legal battle that ensued between the City of New York and the Bank of the Republic over the city's plan to demolish bank property in order to widen Wall Street. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/wallstreetnewyork-smith-1851 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #wallstreet  #newyorkcitymap 
A large, detailed and dramatic 1882 bird’s-eye view of Provincetown, at the far end of Cape Cod. 
This view by Albert F. Poole depicts Provincetown as seen from the direction of Long Point, looking northwest across the harbor, with the wharves in the middle ground and the town just behind.  #ptown #provincetown #massachusetts #raremap #birdseyeview #capecod #map #raremap #cartography #antique https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1882-poole-view-provincetown-massachusetts/
A large, detailed and dramatic 1882 bird’s-eye view of Provincetown, at the far end of Cape Cod. This view by Albert F. Poole depicts Provincetown as seen from the direction of Long Point, looking northwest across the harbor, with the wharves in the middle ground and the town just behind. #ptown  #provincetown  #massachusetts  #raremap  #birdseyeview  #capecod  #map  #raremap  #cartography  #antique  https://bostonraremaps.com/inventory/1882-poole-view-provincetown-massachusetts/
A remarkable and scarce 1863 proof state of the most iconic view of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg printed. This bird's eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg was issued by John Bachelder just months after the actual event. Within days of the battle, Bachelder arrived in Gettysburg where he spent the subsequent 84 days completing a meticulous study of both the battle and the battlefield. Bachelder walked the field daily, interviewed thousands of recovering soldiers on both sides, both commanders and enlisted men, and reconstructed all three days of the battle. His work there is best described in the words of Confederate General Wade Hampton of South Carolina.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/gettysburg-bachelder-1863

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #gettysburg #battleofgettysburg #bachelder
A remarkable and scarce 1863 proof state of the most iconic view of the American Civil War Battle of Gettysburg printed. This bird's eye view of the Battle of Gettysburg was issued by John Bachelder just months after the actual event. Within days of the battle, Bachelder arrived in Gettysburg where he spent the subsequent 84 days completing a meticulous study of both the battle and the battlefield. Bachelder walked the field daily, interviewed thousands of recovering soldiers on both sides, both commanders and enlisted men, and reconstructed all three days of the battle. His work there is best described in the words of Confederate General Wade Hampton of South Carolina. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/gettysburg-bachelder-1863 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #gettysburg  #battleofgettysburg  #bachelder 
An extraordinary find. This is a fragile early 17th or 18th century early Qing Dynasty Chinese xylograph (woodblock) map of Mount Emei or Mount Emeishan. Emishan is one of Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It is located at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. The mountain is known for its 76 Buddhist monasteries of the Ming and Qing period. Maps such as this were issued as souvenirs or guides to pilgrims ascending to the sacred summits. Chinese maps of this era are extremely rare in private hands and almost never appear one the market. This is a once in a lifetime collecting opportunity.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mountemeishan-mingqing-1700

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #emeishan #chinesemap
An extraordinary find. This is a fragile early 17th or 18th century early Qing Dynasty Chinese xylograph (woodblock) map of Mount Emei or Mount Emeishan. Emishan is one of Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China. It is located at the western rim of the Sichuan Basin. The mountain is known for its 76 Buddhist monasteries of the Ming and Qing period. Maps such as this were issued as souvenirs or guides to pilgrims ascending to the sacred summits. Chinese maps of this era are extremely rare in private hands and almost never appear one the market. This is a once in a lifetime collecting opportunity. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/mountemeishan-mingqing-1700 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #emeishan  #chinesemap 
An exceptional map of significant yet often underappreciated importance, this is Sir William Alexander's 1624 / 1625 map of New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The map is notable for a number of first's including the first appearance of the term 'Cape Cod' on a map, the earliest mapping of Prince Edward Island, the first mapping of the French settlement of Kebec on an English map, and the first use of the term 'New Scotland' or 'Nova Scotia' on a map. The map covers from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard north to Labrador, and from Narragansett Bay to the Grand Banks. Cartographically it is derived from the work of Samuel de Champlain (fl. 1612 - 1613), Johannes De Laet (1581 – 1649), and the previously unpublished cartography of John Mason (c. 1600–1672). William Alexander ordered this map issued to accompany his Encouragement to Colonies a pamphlet intended to promote settlement of his charter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The English adventurer Sir Samuel Argall (c. 1572 - 1626) destroyed the French settlement in the Bay of Fundy in 1613, in the process stymieing French expansion Nova Scotia as well as inspiring British interest in the region. In November of 1620, King James I chartered the Council of New England, granting the company's 40 or so officers the lands identified on this map, between 40º and 48º north latitude. William Alexander, a court favorite, received a subsequently charter in 1621 covering the lands east of the Saint Croix River and parts of the Acadian Peninsula. Since these lands conflicted with properties already granted to the Council, the Council was reorganized in 1623 with just 20 grants. In the meantime Alexander, imagining himself to be building a New World Empire, acquired additional patents of land from the original grantees in in Newfoundland.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnovascotia-alexander-1625

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap
An exceptional map of significant yet often underappreciated importance, this is Sir William Alexander's 1624 / 1625 map of New England, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland. The map is notable for a number of first's including the first appearance of the term 'Cape Cod' on a map, the earliest mapping of Prince Edward Island, the first mapping of the French settlement of Kebec on an English map, and the first use of the term 'New Scotland' or 'Nova Scotia' on a map. The map covers from Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard north to Labrador, and from Narragansett Bay to the Grand Banks. Cartographically it is derived from the work of Samuel de Champlain (fl. 1612 - 1613), Johannes De Laet (1581 – 1649), and the previously unpublished cartography of John Mason (c. 1600–1672). William Alexander ordered this map issued to accompany his Encouragement to Colonies a pamphlet intended to promote settlement of his charter in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. The English adventurer Sir Samuel Argall (c. 1572 - 1626) destroyed the French settlement in the Bay of Fundy in 1613, in the process stymieing French expansion Nova Scotia as well as inspiring British interest in the region. In November of 1620, King James I chartered the Council of New England, granting the company's 40 or so officers the lands identified on this map, between 40º and 48º north latitude. William Alexander, a court favorite, received a subsequently charter in 1621 covering the lands east of the Saint Croix River and parts of the Acadian Peninsula. Since these lands conflicted with properties already granted to the Council, the Council was reorganized in 1623 with just 20 grants. In the meantime Alexander, imagining himself to be building a New World Empire, acquired additional patents of land from the original grantees in in Newfoundland. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnovascotia-alexander-1625 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap 
A fine example of the esteemed 1676 map of New England issued in the Basset and Chiswell edition of John Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World. Following in the Jansson-Visscher model, this map covers from the coast of Maine in the vicinity of Penobscot to the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. This, we might add, is marked departure from the model which typically also includes Virginia. The cartographer does the intentionally, having introduced another map which specifically details Virginia. 
Speed's map is the only English map from the primarily Dutch Jansson-Visscher Series, and while it shares many of the other qualities of the series - absence of Lake Ontario, weak illustration of the St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain offset to the east, and Cape Cod level with Manhattan - it more importantly marks a dramatic shift in the political landscape of the region from Dutch to British hegemony following the 1665 English conquest of New York City. The text throughout has been updated and Anglicized. Terms like 'Nieu Nederlandt,' 'Novi Belgii,' and 'Nieu Amsterdam' have been replaced with 'New York' and 'New Amsterdam.' Boston, which is often omitted from the Dutch series, has here been introduced. Other newly introduced British toponymy, such as New Iarsey (after the Isle of Jersey), have also been integrated. Dutch terminology throughout has furthermore been translated into English, with, for example, 'Iland' replacing 'Eyland' and 'South Sea' replacing 'Zuyder Zee.' https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnewyork-johnspeed-1676

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #visscher #johnspeed #newyorkmaps
A fine example of the esteemed 1676 map of New England issued in the Basset and Chiswell edition of John Speed's Prospect of the Most Famous Parts of the World. Following in the Jansson-Visscher model, this map covers from the coast of Maine in the vicinity of Penobscot to the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. This, we might add, is marked departure from the model which typically also includes Virginia. The cartographer does the intentionally, having introduced another map which specifically details Virginia. Speed's map is the only English map from the primarily Dutch Jansson-Visscher Series, and while it shares many of the other qualities of the series - absence of Lake Ontario, weak illustration of the St. Lawrence, Lake Champlain offset to the east, and Cape Cod level with Manhattan - it more importantly marks a dramatic shift in the political landscape of the region from Dutch to British hegemony following the 1665 English conquest of New York City. The text throughout has been updated and Anglicized. Terms like 'Nieu Nederlandt,' 'Novi Belgii,' and 'Nieu Amsterdam' have been replaced with 'New York' and 'New Amsterdam.' Boston, which is often omitted from the Dutch series, has here been introduced. Other newly introduced British toponymy, such as New Iarsey (after the Isle of Jersey), have also been integrated. Dutch terminology throughout has furthermore been translated into English, with, for example, 'Iland' replacing 'Eyland' and 'South Sea' replacing 'Zuyder Zee.' https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/newenglandnewyork-johnspeed-1676 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #visscher  #johnspeed  #newyorkmaps 
An extremely rare monumentally proportioned 1720 view of Lyon, foodie capital of France, by François Cleric and François Poilly. The view presents Lyon as seen looking west at the quays from the eastern bank (north is to the right) of the Saone River. Both the left and right sides of the view are framed by pedestrian bridges, with the Fourviere and its church rising in the center background. The foreground presents a bustling port scene, with wine barrels being unloaded, fine ladies being transported in palanquins, a regal carriage full of important travelers, dogs, beggars, and even an agitated fellow who seems to have fallen off his horse. The urban center of Lyon appears across the river with embankments giving way to tiered buildings many of which no doubt have survived into modern times. A key to the more important buildings appears in the lower left and right quadrants of the image below the decorative border. A drapery supported by putti in the upper left names local potentates and historical figures.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/LyonFrance-clericpoilly-1720

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #historicviews #historicview #lyoncity #lyonfrance
An extremely rare monumentally proportioned 1720 view of Lyon, foodie capital of France, by François Cleric and François Poilly. The view presents Lyon as seen looking west at the quays from the eastern bank (north is to the right) of the Saone River. Both the left and right sides of the view are framed by pedestrian bridges, with the Fourviere and its church rising in the center background. The foreground presents a bustling port scene, with wine barrels being unloaded, fine ladies being transported in palanquins, a regal carriage full of important travelers, dogs, beggars, and even an agitated fellow who seems to have fallen off his horse. The urban center of Lyon appears across the river with embankments giving way to tiered buildings many of which no doubt have survived into modern times. A key to the more important buildings appears in the lower left and right quadrants of the image below the decorative border. A drapery supported by putti in the upper left names local potentates and historical figures. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/LyonFrance-clericpoilly-1720 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #historicviews  #historicview  #lyoncity  #lyonfrance 
An extraordinary discovery of the utmost importance and rarity, this is Rāif Maḥmūd Efendi's 1803 Ottoman-Turkish map of the United States. The map covers the eastern part of North America from the mouth of the Rio Bravo (Texas) to Newfoundland and from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys Cartographically, Efendi's map follows closely on William Faden's 1796 map of the United States with a few noteworthy exceptions. While Faden correctly names the United States, Efendi employs the term Cumhurunun Ülkesi or, in translation 'Republic of the English People.' The map is geographically very similar to Faden, but is less detailed in general, with fewer place names identified, the emphasis being instead on beautiful and richly flourishing Arabic script. The United States, Spanish and British territory are distinguished, as in Faden's map, by color coding, although the borders are less specific, suggesting a lack of familiarity not only with America, but with New World political issues in general.

https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Amerika-efendi-1803

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #raifeffendi #ottomanmap
An extraordinary discovery of the utmost importance and rarity, this is Rāif Maḥmūd Efendi's 1803 Ottoman-Turkish map of the United States. The map covers the eastern part of North America from the mouth of the Rio Bravo (Texas) to Newfoundland and from Hudson Bay to the Florida Keys Cartographically, Efendi's map follows closely on William Faden's 1796 map of the United States with a few noteworthy exceptions. While Faden correctly names the United States, Efendi employs the term Cumhurunun Ülkesi or, in translation 'Republic of the English People.' The map is geographically very similar to Faden, but is less detailed in general, with fewer place names identified, the emphasis being instead on beautiful and richly flourishing Arabic script. The United States, Spanish and British territory are distinguished, as in Faden's map, by color coding, although the borders are less specific, suggesting a lack of familiarity not only with America, but with New World political issues in general. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/Amerika-efendi-1803 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #raifeffendi  #ottomanmap 
This is Egbert L. Viele's 1865 topography and waterways map of Manhattan, one of the scarcest, most important, and most enduring maps of New York City ever published. Covering the entirety of Manhattan Island, Viele's map details the canals, swamps, rivers, ditches, ponds, meadows, and drainage basins of Manhattan as they existed prior to the city's urban development. A version of the Viele map remains in use today by architects and contractors who need to be certain they are not building over underground rivers and swamps that may destabilize a new construction's foundation.

Roughly translated 'Manhattan' is an American Indian term meaning 'Island of Hills'. The American Indians living in the region prior to the Dutch settlement of Manhattan treated the island as a huge hunting and fishing reserve full of trout streams, bass swamps, and sunfish ponds. Viele contended that as streets and buildings were constructed the city's natural drainage retreated underground where, stagnating, it led to a 'humid miasmic state of the atmosphere' conducive to yellow fever, malaria, plague, and other epidemic illnesses. 
https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/NewYorkWaterways3-viele-1865

#geographicus #raremap #raremaps #antiquemaps #antiquemap #viele #newyork aps #newyorkcity
This is Egbert L. Viele's 1865 topography and waterways map of Manhattan, one of the scarcest, most important, and most enduring maps of New York City ever published. Covering the entirety of Manhattan Island, Viele's map details the canals, swamps, rivers, ditches, ponds, meadows, and drainage basins of Manhattan as they existed prior to the city's urban development. A version of the Viele map remains in use today by architects and contractors who need to be certain they are not building over underground rivers and swamps that may destabilize a new construction's foundation. Roughly translated 'Manhattan' is an American Indian term meaning 'Island of Hills'. The American Indians living in the region prior to the Dutch settlement of Manhattan treated the island as a huge hunting and fishing reserve full of trout streams, bass swamps, and sunfish ponds. Viele contended that as streets and buildings were constructed the city's natural drainage retreated underground where, stagnating, it led to a 'humid miasmic state of the atmosphere' conducive to yellow fever, malaria, plague, and other epidemic illnesses. https://www.geographicus.com/P/AntiqueMap/NewYorkWaterways3-viele-1865 #geographicus  #raremap  #raremaps  #antiquemaps  #antiquemap  #viele  #newyork  aps #newyorkcity