is a Small Selection of our Huge Inventory of
A New Map of Maryland and Delaware, Mitchell & Cowperthwait, 1850 - A rare and nicely engraved and original hand colored early map with a large inset of Baltimore, with significant importance to slave owners. The map has a nice decorative border along with another inset at the top with steamboat routes, canals, roads and distances. When the United States enacted the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, it meant that slaveholders were legally permitted to capture escaped slaves and citizens throughout the nation were required to help. The Act discouraged the aid of "fugitive" escapees by threatening a penalty of jail time and thousands of dollars in fines. From 1850 to 1860, Harriet Tubman, after escaping slavery in Maryland one year earlier, made at least a dozen trips on the Underground Railroad through the state to lead slaves to freedom. With the infrastructure development of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal finally reaching Cumberland, Maryland in 1850, slaves were allowed further means to escape.
Condition: Very good size, some browning on the edges no folds.
size 15.75 x 12.75 image
1876 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving titled, "The Whipping-Post and Pillory
11 x 8 in. $30
1883 Harper's Weekly hand colored wood engraving titled, "A Newsboys' Picnic, Wilmington, Delaware." Drawn by A.B. Frost.
9 x 7-1/2 in. $30
1887 Ice on the Delaware. Hand colored engraving of ships navigating the icy waters. Harper's.
16x11 in. $50
1894 Hand colored half-tone from Leslie's Weekly showing scenes from The Whipping-Post in Delaware
at New Castle.
16 x 11 in. $50
1868 Hand colored wood engraving showing the Whipping-Post and Pillory at New Castle, Delaware. Featured in Harper's Weekly, A Journal of Civilization.
16 x 11 in. $50
1854 Hand colored wood engraving showing a Representation of the Gas Works, Wilmington, Delaware. Featured in Gleason's Pictorial Drawing-Room Companion.
15 x 11 in. $40
1873 Brandywine Mills, Delaware. Hand colored wood engraving showing the Mills at Rockland.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $40
1873 Hand colored wood engraving showing the Powder-Mills. Featured in Picturesque America.
12-1/2 x 9 in. $40
1850 A New Map of Maryland and Delaware, Cowperthwait - An attractive map original hand colored and excellent example of S. A. Mitchell's 1850 map of Maryland and Delaware full of details of the times. Centered on Washington D.C., this map extends eastward from Maryland to New Jersey and the Delaware Bay. The Chesapeake Bay is rendered in full. In the upper left quadrant of the map, a table details various lists of steamboat routes. In the lower left quadrant data from the census of 1850 is presented in tabular form. The whole is engraved and colored in Mitchell's distinctive style with green border work and vivid pastels. Political and topographical features are noted and color coded with elevation rendered by hachure and main railway routes highlighted in orange. This map was prepared by S. A. Mitchell for publication by the Philadelphia firm of Thomas Cowperthwait & Co. as plate no. 15 in the 1854 edition of Mitchell's New General Atlas. Condition: Very Good, some yellowing on outside margins with minimal mottling.
size 14.5 x 11.5 image.
1873 Hand colored wood engraving fromPicturesque America titled, "Blackstone River."
12-1/2 x 9-1/2 in. $40
1883 Hand colored wood engraving titled, "A Newsboys' Picnic, Wilmington, Delaware." Drawn by A.B. Frost. Featured in
11 x 7 in. $30
1855 Colton map of Delaware, Maryland. Engraved map of the two states, with original hand coloring by county. Shows cities, towns, railroad lines, major roads and geographical features. A small inset map of Washington D.C. is in the
lower left corner.
17-1/2 x 14-1/2 in. $180
1935 Delaware, Maryland Population Map. Interesting, brightly colored map from Rand McNally's 1935 Commercial Atlas. Population density of each county is shown in varying shades of orange. City populations are indicated by different shapes on the map. Also shows railroad lines and electric power lines throughout the state. 20x27 in. $80
1917 Delaware, Maryland Railroad Map. Color map from Rand McNally's 1917 Commercial Atlas of America. Shows the locations and names of each railroad line in both states. Also shows cities, towns and geographical features. An inset map of the Baltimore metro area is in the lower left corner. 20x27 in. $80
A Map of the Country from Rariton River in East Jersey to Elk Head in Maryland 1806 Extremely rare engraved and originally colored map of the Delaware River from Wilmington Delaware to Trenton New Jersey, depicting Princeton and extending out to Sandy Hook and the Atlantic Ocean. “Engraved plan from Marshalls the life of Washington, this map shows several positions of the American and British Armies in 1776-1777. Published by Richard Phillips, November 7, 1806 New Bridge Street. Condition: Very good, several folds visible but no foxing or otherwise aging marks or conditions.
size 16.5 x 10.5
1889 Bradley color lithograhed map showing Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Featured in Bradley's Atlas of the World for Commercial and Library Reference. Entered according to Act of Congress in the Clerk's Office of the Librarian Congress at Washington.
26 x 19 in. $240
1878 Picking Peaches in Delaware - From a Sketch By Our Special Artist. Hand colored wood engraving published in Harper's Weekly on September 14, 1878. Scene depicts a grove of peach trees and women and men plucking the peaches
from the tree's limbs.
1779 Hand colored copper engraved "A Chart of Delaware Bay and River, from the Original by Mr. Fisher of Philadelphia, 1776." Originally featured in Gentleman's Magazine in 1779. Fine condition.
10-1/4 x 8 in. $275
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