Map of the World from the Best
Authorities, Doolittle 1796 - An attractive, engraved and hand colored
double hemisphere map of the World published for Morse’s Universal
Geography, Published by Thomas and Andrews, Boston. The map is
extensively annotated with information on the explorations of a number
of regions on the map in the 1770s, primarily deriving from Cook. New
Zealand is shown, Australia is New Holland and retains it’s a mostly
conjectural mid-18th Century Coastline. No sign of Antarctica, few
African nations are shown, Russian Empire extends into the Arctic,
Persia, and few other middle eastern countries are shown. Condition:
Excellent, several vertical folds, no margin, and normal aging color
size 16 x 9.5 image
Chart of the World on Mercator’s
Projection, Thomas and Andrews, 1796 - A nice engraved and hand colored
small map of the world, showing Louisiana & New Mexico in America;
New Holland for Australia (Van Diemens Land attached to mainland);
"Owhyhee where C. Cook was killed 1779". Also details major rivers,
islands, and the landings of Mckenzie, 1780 and Hearn, 1772 in the
Northwest Territory. Condition: Very good, wide margins, some browing
and foxing throughout.
size 10.5 x 8.0 image
World from the Best Authorities,
Baker and Islington, 1800
A wonderful copper-engraved and hand colored double hemisphere map of
the world engraved by B. Baker, Islington, for Brookes’ Gazetteer,
1800. Australia is New Holland, South America shows Brazil, Chile,
Patagonia, etc, Columbia it Terra Firma, only four cities are shown in
the U. S., Africa shows few countries and Negroland, and Antartica is
not discovered yet. A very handsome and unusual small double hemisphere
map of the world at the turn of the century. Condition: Very Good, two
vertical folds as issued, ink from previous page showin near bottom of
Eastern Hemisphere image.
size 12 x 7 with wide margins
Physical Relief World Map
showing elevations and ocean depths by color, physical characteristics, and
text on each continent
Mercator World Map
original hand coloring
World Hemisphere Map
original hand color
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Published by Keith Johnston Edinburgh
Chart of the World
shows ocean currents in color, and distances
between principal ports
Hemisphere World Maps
original hand color, some foxing in bottom margins
each 14-1/2x17-1/2 in.
of the World
major cities and geographical features are shown.
Each sheet is 14x17 in.
Western Hemisphere with The Republic
of Texas, Tesdale, 1842 - A nicely engraved British hemispheric map
with original color shows the continents with a surprising amount of
detail including rivers, place names, Indian Tribes, and coastal
detail; locates Buenos Ayres, Mexico City, Santa Fe, Santa Barbara,
etc. Rarely seen in maps, the Independent Republic of Texas is depicted
and in North America, the United States is depicted with its western
boundary along the Rocky Mountains and in the Northwest. The border
with Canada is left open-ended with British coastal claims extending to
the Columbia River, relating England's position on the Fifty-Four Forty
dispute. The map extends to show the South Pacific Islands and New
Zealand. All of the important voyage routes of Capt. Cook and Clerke
are shown. Surrounded by a keyboard-style circular border.
Condition: Very Good, large globe with some foxing on edges and
fold down middle.
size 14.5 x 14.5 image
The World on Mercator’s Projection,
and Texas as a Republic, Harper Brothers, 1847 - A large black and
white engraved map of the world with five detailed insets of Australia,
India, Singapore and South Africa. The map also shows Alaska as Russian
Possesions, Northern Canada as British Possessions and Texas as a
Republic. Insets are: Canton River (Macau & Hong Kong); Van
Diemen's Land (Tasmania); River Hoogly (Calcutta); Island and town of
Singapore; Colony of Good Hope. Engraved by Charles Copley New
York. Condition: Good very small margins, a small repair to right
margin barely into image, multiple folds throughout.
Size 21.5 x 18.5 image
Northern Hemisphere, Projected on
the Plane of the Horizon London, Buchanan and Thompson 1816 - A large
and beautiful rare copper engraved hand colored 1816 map by Edinburgh
cartographer John Thomson depicting the Northern Hemisphere projected
on the plane of the horizon of London. It covers all of North America,
Europe, Asia and Africa as well as the northern parts of South America.
Impressive detail encompasses both political and geographic features.
The routes of Captain Cook are noted throughout in his voyages
1772-1776. The map also notes the Bherings (Bering) Island off the
Kamchatka Peninsula with a note reading 'Where he died in 1741.' In
Africa, the mythical Mountains of Kong are shown extending eastward to
join with the Mountains of the Moon – mythical source of the Nile
River. Exhibits a general lack of information regarding the Arctic and
connects Greenland with the mainland. Seems to leave the possibility of
a Northeast, though not a Northwest, passage open. This map was
engraved by J. and G. Menzies and published by Baldwin and Cradock in
Thomson's New General Atlas.
Condition: Fair, double fold in middle with staining along folds,
slight tears on edges of folds, some browning along edges, and water
size 19 x 21 image
Johnson and Ward
Map of the World
Top map details the geographical distribution of the principal members
of the animal kingdom, the bottom map illutrates the productive industry
18" x 13.5"
Western Hemisphere/Eastern Hemisphere
Set of hemisphere maps detailing the comparative lengths of rivers and
heights of principal mountains in each area. Hand Colored. Decorative
and leaves border
15" x 11.5" ea.
Map of the Principal Countries of the Ancient World
Features areas from the Alps through Southern Egypt, and Carthage through
Persepolis, with insets of the Roman Empire and The Persian Empire
17.5" x 25"
Chart of the World on
Features principal cities or the old world; statistics of the
29" x 18"
Published by Geo. F. Cram,
1896 Map of The World on Mercator's projection
22" x 14.5"
The World in Hemispheres
25.5" x 19"
1658 Niolao Visscher, Auctore Orbis Terrarum Nova et Accuratissima.
Amsterdam; after 1658. Copper engraved double hemisphere world map,
hand colored. Very good overall condition with a small bit of
the middle center.
Measures 21 1/2 x 18 1/4" plus margins. $6000
1806 John Cary A New Map of America From the Latest Authorities.
Published by J. Cary, engraver and map seller, London. Lovely water
colored copperplate engraving on hand made paper. Excellent condition.
20 1/2 x 18" plus margins.
1631 Hondius America Noviter Delineata.
Very decorative map of the Americas published in Amsterdam. Showing sea
creatures in sailing ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Insets showing the North and South Poles. Copperplate engraving on
handmade hand laid rag. Excellent condition,
printing on reverse,
Measuring 19 1/2 x 15"
Map of the World on the Mercator
Projection Mitchell 1871 - A very attractive, engraved and hand colored
map of the World on Mercator Projection, by Mitchell, created in 1860
and published in 1862 and 1871. North and South America are centrally
located on this map. Major shipping and exploration routes, including
Captain Cook's voyages of exploration are shown in detail, the map has
very wide side margins and a beautiful margin design of leaves.
Condition: Very good some light aging color with a light fold in the
size 18 x 14 image
Mitchell's Western and Eastern
Hemisphere 1874 - An unusual two-map set of engraved maps with original
hand coloring, showing Mitchell's traditional grape vine border,
characteristic pastel coloring and abundant details of geographical
features. The Western and Eastern Hemispheres are illustrated on these
two maps. Countries are distinguished by color. These 1874 maps offer a
fascinating perspective of areas that have since undergone significant
growth and change, in addition to their value as great examples of
Mitchell's work. This map was produced by S. Augustus Mitchell in 1874
for his New General Atlas. Each map lists highest mountains of the
hemisphere and longest rivers of the continents with wonderful
illustrations of the mountains, number about the orbis. Condition:
Excellent, with wide margins and very
little aging color.
Rand McNally & Co
Map of The World
29" x 21.5"
1855 Colton original hand colored
engraved Western Hemisphere map which shows North and South America and
surrounding islands in the western
hemisphere of the world.
17-1/2 x 14-1/2 in
Large engraved uncolored map of the
world by Monin, circa 1837, Australie is Nouvelle Hollande, Russian
Empire stretches across Eurasia, Amerique Septerntrionale without
Canada, showing Alaska as Russian territory. Artic Ocean is huge at
top, no sign of Antartica, and Africa is a very lower latitude near
South America. Condition: Accetable, but with a lot of water stains
throughout the image, slight tears near bottom margin and folding
throughout middle. Size, 25 x 18 image with wide margins.