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This is a small selection of our inventory of RARE antique maps and prints. Additional inventory is available. Lowest Prices! Contact us with your request. 1-800-879-6277 

1834 New Bedford with large inset of its Vicinity. Very rare lithograph by J. Congdon, published by Pendleton's Lithography, Boston. Map includes Village of New Bedford with public buildings, roads, cemeteries, churches, plan and waterfront docks, population and more.
Condition: Good. Browning and aging throughout with small margins, and foxing throughout.
34 x 21 in. $2,500

1823 Map of the World.  Published edition of Henry Tanner's American Atlas. The map is titled "The World on Mercator's Projection." While the names of individual countries are shown, Tanner focuses mainly on the physical world with little emphasis on political borders.  Of particular interest in this map is the inclusion of 18th century explorers' routes (shown as dotted lines), and the dates of each expedition. A table in the lower left corner gives the estimated sizes of five continents-Europe, North & South America, Africa and Asia--as well as their populations.
 Paper size is 23x30 inches,
 and image size is 19x21 inches.

1583 Brittany, France. First Printed Chart of Brittany's Northern Coastline. This rare, beautiful chart is titled "Verthoninghe van de Zee Custen Van Bretaignen." It was published by Dutch cartographer L.J. Waghenaer in his 1583 "Spieghel Der Zeevaerdt." In addition to being historically significant, it is also extremely decorative. The chart title and scale of distances are surrounded by intricate designs. This chart is in excellent condition,
and has been
 beautifully hand colored.
15x21 in. $2,500

1730 North America Map with Inset of Gulf Coast, & "Mississippi Bubble" Cartouche. This fascinating map, published in 1730 by Mattheus Seutter, is titled "Accurata delineatio celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianae vel Gallice Louisiane ol. Cauad' et Floridae adpellatione in Septemtrionali America." This map is in very good condition with original hand coloring.
Size is 19.5 x 22 in.

1758 Louisburg
"A Plan of the City & Harbour of LOUISBURG; shewing that part of GABARUS BAY by Grindley. The inset map is titled, "A Map of the Island of Cape Breton." There is a border to this section of the map showing latitude and longitudes and the lower right corner of the inset is beautifully drawn to look like the page is curled.
7.5x10in $120

1641 World Map. America Noviter Delineata, which shows the Western Hemisphere and is made by Henricus Hondius. The map's localities are the Americas and the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. This is one of six oldest printed maps of the Americas. Two small vignettes in the interior of South America appear to show us Europeans meeting a native king, and in Brazil, a small party of cannibals. Map is in very good condition.
Hand colored copper-engraved.
20-3/4 x 16-3/4 in.

1823 Pennsylvania and New Jersey from H.S. Tanner's American Atlas. The figures near each county town denoted its distance form the State capital. The figures at the State capitals, denote their respective distance form Washington." The border has latitude and longitude marks.
30.75 x 23 in.

1814 Atlantic Islands. This map has its original hand coloring and is divided into four sections: Canary Islands, Cape Verdi Islands, Azore Islands and Madeira Islands. The Azore Island map has an inset of the Island of Fayal and the Madiera Island map has an inset of the Isle of Lancarota. There is a lovely engraving of the Peak of Teneriffe in the Canary Isles in the center of the map.
Published by Thomson.
19x22 in $500

1663 World Map. "Orbis Terrarum Tabula Recens Emendate et in Lucem Edita Per N. Visscher," by map maker, Nicholaus Visscher in Amsterdam. This hand colored double-hemisphere map of the world, which includes many of the great seventeenth century cartographic myths and errors. The directional symbols rest top and bottom center of double-hemisphere. 
Map is in very good condition.
18-1/2 x 12 in.

1826 Maryland. 
German map with geographic and historic information done by "Weimar, im Verlages des Geographischen Instituts." This map has its original hand coloring with each of the counties outlined in a different color. County names are included as well as rivers and many cities across the state. Chesapeake Bay is shown in detail with all of the inlets and islands.
20.5x25in $400 

1826 Maryland. 
ANTIQUE MAP OF MARYLAND - 1823. Hand colored engraved map produced in 1823. Indiana is centered with important historical, statistical and geographical information about the state. Roads, rivers and counties are all shown as well as Baltimore, Annapolis, Washington D.C. and Cypress Swamp. Carey & Lea are the cartographers. Condition is good, two archivally repaired holes along originally centerfold near rivers edge.
17.5 x 22 in. $650 

1787 South America. "An Accurate Map of Sosuth America from the best Modern Maps and Charts by Thomas Bowen, Geographer. It has curved longitudinal lines. The Pacific Ocean is also listed as "The Great South Sea". Individual countires are outlined in different colors with ports,major cities rivers and mountains marked. Many
islands are also listed.
15x19.5in. $150

Anglen & Schwansen (Northern Germany) Blaeu 1649. Copper engraving with original old color. Map is evenly toned. Beautiful cartouche and sea.
20 x 24 in. $250

Le Nouveau Mexique 1780 by R. Bonne. Shows West from Florida to California. Hand colored, copper engraving. Shows Missions, Settlements, Indians, and Rivers.
10 x 14 1/8 in. $350

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Alsatia 1614 Mercator (Hondius) - Hand colored copper engraving shows Rhine River from Strasburg to Basle, towns, forests and mountains.
14 x 19 in. $400

Waldeck c.1620. Hand colored copper engraving topographical map showing forests, towns, rivers. Fine condition.
14 x 18 in. $225

Daniae Regnum cum Ducatu Holsatia. M. Seutteri c.1730. Hand colored copper engraved map of Demark and Southern Sweden, esp Germany. *Bottom corner patched.
20 3/4 x 24 3/4 in. $350

Sweden: Regni Gothiae 1680 by F. De Witt. Hand colored copper engraving detailed map showing Islands, lakes, and rivers. Cartouche.
Mat size: 23 x 27 in. / Image: 16 3/8 x 20 in. $350

Edgartown Harbor and Cotamay Bay 1872. Antique map of this Martha’s Vineyard location. Original U.S. Coast Survey Map, showing soundings, and water warn sections.
21 1/2 x 31 in. $475

Kennemaria et Westfrisia vulgo et vernacular Noord-Holland. c.1680 by Visscher. Wonderful detailed map of Northern region of Holland. 2 outstanding cartouches – attractive old color.
Map: 19 x 23 in. / Frame – 27 x 31 1/8 in. $850


1838 Washington, Louisville and Jefersonville, New Orleans and Cincinnati Map. This beautiful hand colored map was done in 1838 by T. G. Bradford in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Mass. It is divided into four sections, each showing a major city. Detailed streets are shown as well as divisions within the cities. There is a simple
 light green border.
15.5x19.5 in. $200

1826 North America. Originally done in 1796 by George Henri Collot but was not published until 1826 in the "Journey in North America..." by Arthus Bertrand of Paris. This hand colored map shows the detailed plans of the fort showing the nearby town and burying ground. There is a lovely compass rose to the left. The scale for this map is done in fathoms.
10x13 in. $300

1757 Hudson Bay and St. James Bay, Canada. Jaques Nicholas Bellin was one of the most important and proficient French cartographers of the mid-eighteenth century. He was appointed the first Ingenieur Hydrographe de la Marine, and also Official Hydrographer to the French King. In 1757 he printed this map in Paris titled,"Carte de La Baye de Hudson pour servir a l'Histoire Generale des Voyages." It shows Hudson Bay and St. James Bay in Canada. It has its original outline hand coloring with a lovely engraved cartouche in the upper left corner.
10.5x15.5in. $250

1785 A Map of the Discoveries made by Capts. Cook & Clerke, in the years 1778 & 1779 between the Eastern Coast of Asia and the Western Coast of North America, when they attempted to Navigate the North Sea. Also Mr. Hearn's discoveries to the North westward of Hudson's Bay in 1772". This beautiful map shows the routes of the explorers including exploration of Niohon (Japan). Originally engraved for Hervey's New System of Geography, it is beautifully engraved with
original outline coloring.
10.5x17in. $150

c.1840 Iowa Territory Public Survey map. The scale of the map is 18 miles to the inch and it covers the eastern portion of the state along the Mississippi River. Cities marked on this map include Keokuck, Fairfield, Iowa City, Fort Atkinson and Raccoon Agency. Many Indian tribes are named on this map. Some shown are the Sioux, Winnebago, and Nation of the United Chippewa, Ottawa and Pottawatomie.
Original hand coloring.
15.75x12.5 in. $300

1780 United States. Bonne Map showing North Virginia to Maine. Hand colored copper engraved map titled, "Carte De La Partie Nord Des E Tats Unis De L'Amerique Septentrionale." Map enclosed in a lovely mat.
12.5 x 8.3 in. $325

1835 North & South America. Original colored Map of America, published by James Wyld, Geographer to Her Majesty, London.
28-1/2 x 23 in. $250

1799 America. Showing North and South America with their Several Subdivisions and the Newest Discoveries," published by Z. Jackson for Paynes New System of Universal Geography. Explanation of Colours key in bottom right corner.
Hand colored copper engraved.
24 x 21 in. $650

1590 Tartary, Japan and the West Coast of North America. "Tartariae sive magni Chami regni typus." Map published in Antwerp by Ortelius, A. Good condition except for a narrow brownish stain in upper left Artic Ocean. 
Original hand colored copper engraving. Slight spotting on margins.
Image size: 18-1/2 x 14 in.

c.1630 Virginia. Copper engraved map titled, "Nova Virginia Tabvla," which features the British Coat of Arms, a native Virginian (rt) facing Chesapeake, Court of Powhatan, old native place names and details of rivers. Map is by Henricus Hondius. Map is in fine condition and surrounded by archival mat.
19-1/2 x 15 in.

1658 World Map. 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 damage in the middle center.
Measures 21 1/2 x 18 1/4"
 plus margins.

1806 American. 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 North America. 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. Copperplated 
black & white engraving on handmade hand laid rag. Excellent condition, printing on reverse, measuring:
19 1/2 x 15" plus margins.


1814 Vermont. Doolittle Map of Vermont from Carey’s General Atlas. Counties hand outlines in color. Shows towns and property owners.

12 x 15 1/4 in. $595

Poictov 1613 by Mercator. Hand colored copper engraved map of part of coast of France above Bordeaux. Map depicts ships, sea creatures, towns, churches, river decorative cartouche.
16 x 20 in. $325

Egypt – “Aegyptus Hodierna” 1720 by Homann. Hand colored, copper engraving.
20 5/8 x 24 5/8 in. $425

Poland & Lithuania 1817 by Thompson. Hand colored steel engraving. 4th Partition of Poland - color coded to countries that controlled each part. Relif is showin by hachure with towns, cities and major topgraphical features identified.
20 3/8 x 26 1/4 in. $250

Jutland - c.1720 "Tabrela Generalis Iutaie" Northern part of Denmark by J.B. Homann. Hand colored copper engraving.
22.4 x 19.9 in. $295

North America Map 1828 by John Melish. German version of 1822 Map. Engraving of US West to include all of Texas, Rocky Mountains, Columbia, and Columbia River.
16 1/8 x 20 in. $1150

Fremont - Exploring Expedition to Rocky Mountains 1845. Fine copy of this important map. Features top in profile - Map is whole West from Kansas to Pacific Ocean. Oregon, Spanish Trails are shown along with Sierra Nevada and Rivers. Also detailing the various Native American tribes.
31 3/4 x 50 7/8 in. $1500

Entrance to Tampa Bay 1794 on the West Coast of East Florida. Sayers and Bennett. Hand colored, copper engraving. Very good condition. Shows soundings, Mullet Keys, Fisherman’s Point, Caster Key, Pollux Key, Long Island and Grants Sound.
9 x 12 in. $950

VIRGINIAE partis australis, et Floridae partis orientalis. c.1638-1650. Beautiful cartouche, old colours, sea ships, angles, etc. Excellent condition.
15 1/2 x 20 in. $2,200

1778 Robert de Vaugondy Map of Canada, New Foundland, Nova Scotia and the Great Lakes. Hand colored, copper engraving. Scarce and influential map illustrating the political situation around the Great Lakes and in Canada early in the American Revolutionary War. Charleton Island named for the first time and the orientation of F. de la Presqu'isle has been changed. Inset of The Great Lakes; shows a Bellin delineation complete with the mythical islands in Lake Superior, invented by Bellin in order that he might name them for his patrons.
21 x 30 in. $850

1852 PANAMA. Lionel Gisborne Topographical Map of a Portion of the Isthmus of Darien. This important map shows the proposed canal prior to the Panama Canal, connecting the Atlantic to the Pacific. It also has a profile detailed. Excellent condition with expert hand colored steel plate engraving.
19.25 x 14.25" plus margins.

CARIBBEAN. J. Stockdale. English map of the island of Santa Domingo showing modern Haiti and Dominican Republic, and the eastern portion of Cuba. Beautiful steel plate engraving
with expert water coloring.
36" x 18" plus margins.

1670 China amd Korea. A. Kircher. Imperium Sinicum Quindecupartitum. Beautiful map compiled by the Jesuit Father Martino Martini. The trading route between Canton and Peking is noted and the great wall and the Gobi Desert are pictured. Water colored copperplate engraving on handmade paper
in excellent condition.
15 x 12" plus margins.

1750 INDIA. Albrecht Carl Suetter. Imperii Magni Mongolis . from Afghanistan through the Himalayas to Myanmar and most of India. Each province is individually water colored. Beautiful cartouche and vignette of sailing ship. Watercolor to copperplate engraving on handmade rag in outstanding condition,with bright colors.
22.5 x 19.5" plus margins.

1796 Cochin, China Chart. Including Touron Harbour and the Island of Callon, . H. W. Parish & J. Barrow. showing the coast of Vietnam and today's Danang with inset showing the land profile. Steel plate hand colored engraving from Staunton's survey June 1793. Left border has been patched 3" at bottom. Excellent condition.
17 x 22" plus margins.

c.1768 East Indies. Map of the East Indies from the latest Authorities by
John Blair. Highly detailed topographical map with inset of the Philippine Islands. Excellent condition with minor  repair on original fold.
22 x 16.25" plus margins.

North Vietnam.  Engraved by Canu, Map of Tunquin, Where the Vietnam War started. Shows the many rivers around the capital Hanoi, in North Vietnam, compiled by several reports of early French Jesuit explorers. Watercolor copperplate engraving on handmade paper. Very good condition.
Measuring 14 x 14" plus margins.

1790 Southeast Asia
, La Presqu'Isle de l'Inde shows the Archipelago of the East Indies including Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia and Java published by Bonne. Water colored copperplate engraving on hand made paper. Measuring:
10 x14" plus margins.

1746 North America. Hand colored copper engraved Map showing Amerique Septentrionale (French Map of North America) by Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. Paris. Four professionally joined sheets.
41 x 36 in.

Eastern Hemisphere 1720. “Orbis Terrarum verteribus cogniti Typus ad mentem veterum Geographorum praesentatur a Christ. Weigelio.” Hand colored, copper engraving. Shows a detailed map of the Eastern Hemisphere, shows what is known as Australia.
15 x 12 image size $350

Valencena Quondam Cygnorum Vallis. Original Braun & Hogenberg map of Valenciennes. Beautifully hand colored copper engraving.
13 7/8 x 15 1/8 in. $395

1750 Netherlands. Plan of the Battle of Eckeren, Netherlands,  Rapin-Thoyras - An engraved and highly-detailed, regional black and white map, showing Fort St. Philip.
Condition: Very good, two vertical folds, some water staining
on lower left margin.
size, 18.5 x 14 image.

1794 Switzerland. Divided Into the Thirteen Cantons with their Allies and their Subjects. Hand colored copper engraving showing great detail of towns, castles, parishes, navigable rivers, Fields of Battle, great vineyards, mountains, cities, and many more historic places.
28 x 20-1/2 in. $375

c.1704 Monaco (Nice Provence) Abriss uncolored copper engraving of the Mediterranean Coast by Gabriel Bodenehr in Augsburg. Map's title is, "Abriss der Dryen gegeneinander Correspondierenden Vestungun Monaco, Capo di Sant Spirito und Niza di Provenza."
7-1/2 x 6 in. $250

1852 Mexico, Texas and California Map by 
Kiepert. Fine large format map which also includes Deseret (Utah Territory) and New Mexico Territory. Insets of the Gold Region, Central America and Mexico City. Hand colored steel engraved.
Condition: Very good.
27-1/2 x 22 in. $2,500

Grondvlakte van Nieuw Orleans de Hoofdstad van Louisiana. 1769 Copper engraved Plan of New Orleans which shows ancient views of New Orleans and the Mississippi River Delta. The city layout is displayed in the larger of the maps and the smaller maps detail the mouth of the Mississippi and the east passage detailing Fort La Balise. Engraved map is by Isaak Tirion.
19 x 15 in. $1,800

Survey for a Ship Canal around the Falls of Niagara. 1835. This map depicts an artificial harbor as part of a proposal route to Lake Erie to Lake Ontario by W. G. Williams. Insets: Termination section of locks and plan for artificial harbor.
48 1/4 x 31 in. $495

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