North America

Cartographer: Tallis, John
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1376 VG 1851 13 X 10 $425

Classic steel engraving showing Alaska as Russian America and the Nebraska Territory extending to the Canadian border.

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Street Guide Map of Chicago

Cartographer: Rand McNally & Co.
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
2287 VG+

Some age toning, strong printing

1890 29.5 X 22 $200

From Rand McNally & Co.’s Indexed Atlas of the World, this large map is highly detailed. It includes rivers, lakes, parks, railroad lines and streets. Parks are shown in green and the city limits are indicated in red.

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United States

Cartographer: Tallis, John
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
2027 VG

minor repaired tear in top margin not entering the image; original outline color

1850 11 X 14 $450

A highly detailed view of the country just prior to the Civil War. The western territories have interesting shapes. Texas extends northward to the Arkansas River and includes Santa Fe and Taos. Iowa and Wisconsin have undefined borders in Indian territory which is unnamed. The border of the map includes portraits of Washington and Franklin. Inside the border are vignettes of the Capitol, the Washington Monument, including a planned statue of him that never was completed, Penn’s treaty with the Indians and a buffalo hunt. Last, but not least the U.S. and Excelsior shields are in the upper right corner.

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South America

Cartographer: Tallis, John
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1377 VG+

sharp image

1851 13 X 10 $250

From The Illustrated Atlas with vignettes showing gold mining in Brazil, condors and llamas of Peru, natives of Chili, Valparaiso, and a view of Rio de Janeiro.

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Amerique Septentrionale

Cartographer: Levasseur, Victor
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1786 VG

small repair in map title at top; repaired margin tear at bottom and some toning in margins;

1845 15 X 21 $400

Classic Levasseur from Atlas Universel Illustre. Map of North America post Louisiana Purchase and pre-statehood for Texas. Surrounded by beautiful, colorful vignettes of human native inhabitants and native wild animals.

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Totius Americae Septentrionalis et Meridionalis…

Cartographer: Homann, Johann Baptist
Item Number Condition Year Size Price
1724 VG

minor centerfold creases and a minor tear in top margin

1730 20 X 24 $1850

An early edition of Homann’s map of the Americas shows California as an island. Also shown is the mythical Terra Esonis Incognita, which forms a nearly continuous land bridge from North America to Asia. The Mississippi River and Great Lakes follow the reports of the early French Jesuit explorations. In South America, the Amazon and other interior features are beginning to take realistic form. The map is complete with two fine cartouches with scenes of natives, Jesuits, and European merchants.

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