18th Century Maps, 19th Century Maps, American Maps, Copperplate, Engraving, Maps, New Additions

New Additions: Maps of the South

NEW ADDITIONS bannerNEW ADDITIONSToday we are sharing maps of the Southeastern United States, recently added to our OPG inventory. Dating from 1790s to 1850s, these maps offer a significant look into the burgeoning growth of our fledgling nation, as conflict, population shifts, and advances in transportation modes created a constant demand for the most up-to-date cartographic information. These maps also are all beautiful examples of American map and atlas publishing, which had its advent with Carey’s “American Atlas” and continued strong into the 19th and 20th century- with vibrant publishing hubs located in New York City, Philadelphia, and Boston. We hope you enjoy these maps!

Map of Florida. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadephia. Engraving, hand colored, 1853. Image size 14 3/8 x 11 1/2, plus margins. Good condition, save for some faint damp staining in the lower right. Original hand coloring. LINK.

Map of Florida. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., Philadephia. Engraving, hand colored, 1853. Image size 14 3/8 x 11 1/2, plus margins. Good condition, save for some faint damp staining in the lower right. Original hand coloring. LINK.

A fine map of Florida from Mitchell’s “A New Universal Atlas containing maps of the various Empires, Kingdoms, States and Republics of the World.” This map shows Florida is in its fifth year as a state of the Union. Inset maps in the lower  left include plans of Pensacola, Tallahassee, and the Harbor of St. Augustine. The map also includes a distance chart for water routes from place to place.

Plan of the Siege of Savannah. Published by Charles Smith, New York. Engraved by Charles B. J. F. Saint-Memin. Copper plate engraving, 1796-97. Images size 8 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, plus margins. Good condition. Black & white. LINK.

Plan of the Siege of Savannah. Published by Charles Smith, New York. Engraved by Charles B. J. F. Saint-Memin. Copper plate engraving, 1796-97. Images size 8 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, plus margins. Good condition. Black & white. LINK.

A rare and detailed battle plan of the city and surroundings of Savannah Georgia. This map appeared in “The Monthly Military Repository, Respectfully Inscribed to the Military of the United States of America.” The “Repository” is an interesting early work. It was published in parts over a span of two years. Smith included instruction on military strategy, conduct, and clothing, extracting from histories of European wars and descriptions of American Revolutionary battles. Most of the descriptions for the American battles were taken from the writings of Baron Steuben and Gen. Horatio Gates. Included were a series of revolutionary battle plans based on those published in London by William Faden. This particular map was engraved by Charles B. J. F. Saint-Memin. Almost all the recorded copies of “Repository” are incomplete, lacking one or more maps.

Georgia, from the latest Authorities. Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia. Copper plate engraving, 1795. Images size 8 7/8 x 15 5/8 inches, plus margins. Good condition save for small area of paper fill in upper left margin, not affecting the image. Black & white. LINK/

Georgia, from the latest Authorities. Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia. Copper plate engraving, 1795. Images size 8 7/8 x 15 5/8 inches, plus margins. Good condition save for small area of paper fill in upper left margin, not affecting the image. Black & white. LINK.

Engraved by W. Barker for Carey’s “American Atlas…”, the earliest atlas of America produced in America. This is the first edition of one of the earliest obtainable maps of the state of Georgia. The state is shown extending to the Mississippi River and shows portions of East and West Florida and “Tennassee Government.” Noted prominently are native Indian tribes, Chicasaws, Chacataws, Cherokees, Natches, Seminoles and Creeks.

The State of South Carolina from the best Authorities, by Samuel Lewis. 1795. By Samuel Lewis. Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia. Copper plate engraving, 1795. Image size 15 3/4 x 17 1/4" plus margins. Fair to good condition. The map was at one time folded and has splits and tiny areas of paper loss along fold lines. Professionally repaired. Black & white. LINK.

The State of South Carolina from the best Authorities, by Samuel Lewis. 1795. By Samuel Lewis. Published by Mathew Carey, Philadelphia. Copper plate engraving, 1795. Image size 15 3/4 x 17 1/4″ plus margins. Fair to good condition. The map was at one time folded and has splits and tiny areas of paper loss along fold lines. Professionally repaired. Black & white. LINK.

This is another fine 18th century map from Carey’s “American Atlas….”, the first atlas published in America. It was engraved by W. Barker. The map shows remarkable topographic detail, and a fairly solid and accurate representation of South Carolina’s river systems. This is a “must-buy” for any South Carolina collector, especially one interested in the state’s significant Federalist period.

 

Standard
16th Century Maps, 17th Century Maps, 18th Century Maps, 19th Century Maps, American Maps, Copperplate, Engraving, Gallery Updates, Maps, Stone, Woodcut

Mapping America

The Old Print Gallery is celebrating maps in 2014, with a mini exhibit of antique American maps displayed on our gallery walls. We selected eight maps from our collection, starting with the influential Munster 1588 map Americae sive Noi Orbis Nova Descriptio, and ending with Mitchell’s 1861 Military Map of the United States. Gallery friends are invited to stop by and see “snapshots” of our great country over time, through wars and conflict as well as periods of prodigious exploration and expansion, as told by maps.

Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. Sebastain Munster.  Published by Sebastain Petri, Basel. Woodcut, 1588. 1628 edition. Image size 12 1/8 x 14 1/8" (306 x 360 mm) plus margins. Very good condition; black and white. Framed in acid-free zinc mat with gold line, in gold frame and UV glass. Framed map $3,100.

Americae sive Novi Orbis, Nova Descriptio. Sebastain Munster. Published by Sebastain Petri, Basel. Woodcut, 1588. 1628 edition. Image size 12 1/8 x 14 1/8″ (306 x 360 mm) plus margins. Very good condition; black and white. Framed in acid-free zinc mat with gold line, in gold frame and UV glass. Framed map $3,100.00. Click on map for better detail.

This influential woodcut map from Munster’s Cosmographia replaced the earlier and highly speculative Munster map of 1540. Cartographically based on Ortelius’ 1570 map, this map features a typical Ortelian treatment of the western coastline of North America. Place names like Quieriva, Anian, and Tolm are artfully engraved in the Northern continent, along with river ways and mountain ranges, including the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The map shows an oversized southwestern coastline of South America, sometimes referred to as the “Chilean bulge”. A massive southern continent, Meridies Tierra del Fuego, sits at the bottom of the map.

This map was issued unchanged from 1588 through 1628. A secondary title in German appears above the map, “Die newen Inseln so hinder Hispania Gegen Orient bey dem Landt Indie Gelegen”.

America. Jodocus Hondius. Published by J. Hondius, Amsterdam. Copper engraving, c.1606. French issue, 1630. . Image size 14 3/4 x 19 3/4" (373 x 500mm). Good condition save repair near lower centerfold. Black and white. Framed in acid-free tumbleweed mat with cream top mat, in a wooden frame with panel and UV Plexiglas.  Framed $7850.00

America. Jodocus Hondius. Published by J. Hondius, Amsterdam. Copper engraving, c.1606. French issue, 1630. . Image size 14 3/4 x 19 3/4″ (373 x 500mm). Good condition save repair near lower centerfold. Black and white. Framed in acid-free tumbleweed mat with cream top mat, in a wooden frame with panel and UV Plexiglas. Framed map $7,850.00. Click on map for better detail. 

Hondius engraved this map for his first edition of Gerard Mercator’s atlas.  It was issued in his atlases until 1630.  The enlarged North American continent includes many errors, notably the northeast portion in the current U.S., which is badly distorted, and an oddly protruding Virginia coastline. It does have a more accurate depiction of the southwest coast of South America.

Various scenes which were taken from the earlier volumes of de Bry’s Grand Voyages adorn this map.  The inset in the lower left margin is an intriguing Brazilian native scene, illustrating the method used to make a local beverage.

America with those known parts in that unknown worlde both people and manner of buildings Discribed and inlarged by I.S. Ano. 1626. John Speed. Published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, London. Copper plate engraving, 1626 (1676.)  Image size 15 1/8 x 20" (385 x 506 mm) plus narrow margins. Good condition save for tear in lower portion of image just left of the centerfold. Early twentieth century hand coloring. Framed map $7,975.00.

America with those known parts in that unknown worlde both people and manner of buildings Discribed and inlarged by I.S. Ano. 1626. John Speed. Published by Thomas Bassett and Richard Chiswell, London. Copper plate engraving, 1626 (1676.)  On the verso is a two-page English text “The Description of America”. Fourth state of four. Image size 15 1/8 x 20″ (385 x 506 mm) plus narrow margins. Good condition save for tear in lower portion of image just left of the centerfold. Early twentieth century hand coloring. Framed map $7,975.00. Click on map for better detail.

This is a quite decorative and highly desirable map of the Americas. It appeared in Speed’s atlas Prospect of the Most Formed Parts of the World, the first English world atlas, although the copperplates were engraved by Abraham Goos in Amsterdam, the center of the European map trade.

This was the first map published in an atlas that depicted California not as a peninsula, but as an island, a cartographic misconception that endured for nearly 100 years. The map has a fairly accurate rending of the East Coast, especially between Chesapeake Bay and Cape Cod.  Many English colonies appear on the map, including Plymouth in the northeast and Iames Citti in Virginia. The northwest coastline is very faint.

Surrounding this map on two sides are images of indigenous peoples found from Greenland to the Straits of Magellan. The figures on the left represent natives from the north, while figures on the right side are southern natives. Eight town views appear on top. Although the map depicts the English presence in North America, surprisingly none of the town views are English colonies. Rather, they show important early views of Havana, St. Domingo, and Rio, among others. An inset map shows Greenland, Baffin’s Bay and Iceland.

Accurata delineatio celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianae vel Galliee Louisiane ol Canadae et Floridae adpellatione in Septemtrionali America . . . Mississippi vel St. Louis. Matthew Seutter. Published by Matthew Seutter, Augsburg. Copper plate engraving with original hand color, c.1730. Image size 19 3/8 x 22 1/2" (494 x 571 mm). Good condition, save several faint foxing marks in right margin and brown stain in lower right of image. Framed in an acid-free dark grey bottom mat, antique tan top mat, rounded gold frame with red rub, and UV Plexiglas. Framed map $3,355.00

Accurata delineatio celeberrimae Regionis Ludovicianae vel Galliee Louisiane ol Canadae et Floridae adpellatione in Septemtrionali America . . . Mississippi vel St. Louis. Matthew Seutter. Published by Matthew Seutter, Augsburg. Copper plate engraving with original hand color, c.1730. Image size 19 3/8 x 22 1/2″ (494 x 571 mm). Good condition, save several faint foxing marks in right margin and brown stain in lower right of image. Framed in an acid-free dark grey bottom mat, antique tan top mat, rounded gold frame with red rub, and UV Plexiglas. Framed map $3,355.00. Click on map for better detail.

This map shows North America as known in the early 18th century, with the English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard, a large Louisiana to the south, and Canada with New France taking up the northern tier. At upper left is a large inset of the Gulf coast from the Mississippi delta to Cap St. Blaise. The map prominently features the Mississippi River and Great Lakes.

This map has an elaborately engraved title cartouche, which depicts an allegorical scene of the Mississippi Bubble, a rather poor investment scheme by John Law to develop French Louisiana. The cherubs floating above the cartouche are shown issuing stock for Law’s trading company, while a female personification of the Mississippi River pours out riches and gold to frenzied buyers on her left. To her right, forlorn investors mourn their losses and stab themselves, while cherubs below blow bubbles, surrounded by worthless stocks.

A New Map of North America. Copper plate engraving, undated, c.1760. Image size 16 7/8 x 21 1/2" (429 x 546 mm) plus margins. Good condition, save for splitting along fold lines. Professionally conserved. Black & white. Framed with acid-free zinc mat, gold spandrel, zinc top mat, light gold beaded frame with gold panel, and UV Plexiglas. Framed map $2,230.

A New Map of North America. Copper plate engraving, undated, c.1760. Image size 16 7/8 x 21 1/2″ (429 x 546 mm) plus margins. Good condition, save for splitting along fold lines. Professionally conserved. Black & white. Framed with acid-free zinc mat, gold spandrel, zinc top mat, light gold beaded frame with gold panel, and UV Plexiglas. Framed map $2,230.00. Click on map for better detail.

This is an unusual folio-sized map of the English colonies, shown approximately at the close of the French and Indian War. No cartographer or publisher’s name is given. This scarce and highly detailed map later appeared as a folded insert in History of the War in America printed in 1779 Dublin, and the next year in An Impartial History of the War in America. It was engraved based on John Mitchell’s map of 1755.

The map, meant to acquaint the general reader with the North American theater of the Seven Years War, identifies Indian tribes and forts built by the French.

A Correct Map of the United States of North America Including the British and Spanish Territories carefully laid down agreeable to the Treaty of 1784. Thomas Bowen. Published London. Copper plate engraving, 1787-90. Image size 12 3/8 x 17 5/8" (314 x 447 mm). Good condition, save small marginal repairs.  Framed with acid-free black mat, antique top mat, brushed gold frame, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,220.00

A Correct Map of the United States of North America Including the British and Spanish Territories carefully laid down agreeable to the Treaty of 1784. Thomas Bowen. Published London. Copper plate engraving, 1787-90. Image size 12 3/8 x 17 5/8″ (314 x 447 mm). Good condition, save small marginal repairs. Framed with acid-free black mat, antique top mat, brushed gold frame, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,220.00. Click on map for better detail.

An early map of the United States, printed soon after the conclusion of the American Revolution. It was published in A New Royal Authentic and Complete System of Universal Geography by Rev. Thomas Bankes. The map shows the first 13 states; it was published prior to admission of Vermont, Kentucky or Tennessee. The map includes a great deal of information on the Great Lakes and Mississippi valley areas. It is also filled with extensive notations on everything from locations and characteristics of Native American tribes (ex: “Tintons- a Wandering Nation”) to land conditions (ex: “Extensive Meadows Full of Buffalos” and “Country Full of Mines”). East and West Florida are shown, as are a large Louisiana and New Mexico.

Charte uber die vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America. Christoph Fembo. Copper plate engraving, 1818.  Image size 17 5/8 x 22 3/4" (447 x 575 mm) plus margins. Good condition. Original outline hand coloring. Framed with acid-free bluff mat, fieldstone blue top mat, beaded light gold frame with panel, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,260.00.

Charte uber die vereinigten Staaten von Nord-America. Christoph Fembo. Copper plate engraving, 1818. Image size 17 5/8 x 22 3/4″ (447 x 575 mm) plus margins. Good condition. Original outline hand coloring. Framed with acid-free bluff mat, fieldstone blue top mat, beaded light gold frame with panel, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,260.00. Click on map for better detail.

This unusual map was first issued by Gussefeld / Homann Heirs of Nuremburg in 1784, showing the newly formed United States under the title “Charte über die XIII verinigte Staaten von Nord-America.” The plate was subsequently updated and reissued in 1818 to reflect additional states. Many of the new states are strangely shaped. Virginia is engraved with an almost straight north to south western border, and Kentucky and Ohio are wedge shaped. Indiana and Illinois are placed approximately 100 miles to the west of where they should be. Illinois does not touch Lake Michigan. Mississippi is shown as a territory, despite gaining statehood in December of 1817.  A very scarce map.

Mitchell's Military Map of the United States, showing forts, &c. With separate maps of states, vicinities of cities &c.  S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S.A. Mitchell Jr., Philadelphia. Stone engraving, 1861. Image size 22 3/4 x 25 1/4" (64.1 x 57.8 cm) plus margins. Good condition, save for several short tears along sheet edges and fold lines. Small stain in upper title. Backed on rice paper.  Framed with acid-free black bottom mat, antique tan top mat, gold frame with aged patina, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,950.00

Mitchell’s Military Map of the United States, showing forts, &c. With separate maps of states, vicinities of cities &c. S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S.A. Mitchell Jr., Philadelphia. Stone engraving, 1861. Image size 22 3/4 x 25 1/4″ (64.1 x 57.8 cm) plus margins. Good condition, save for several short tears along sheet edges and fold lines. Small stain in upper title. Backed on rice paper. Framed with acid-free black bottom mat, antique tan top mat, gold frame with aged patina, and UV Plexiglas. Framed $2,950.00. Click on map for better detail. 

A scarce separately issued broadside map produced at the beginning of the American Civil War. This map shows the new territories that were made after southern states seceded. As the trans-Mississippi region developed during the 1850s, there was a call to break up the very large territories into smaller ones. However, every newly created territory had an impact on the power struggle in Congress over the issue of slavery, so between 1854, with its Kansas-Nebraska Act, and 1860, no new territories were created.  After secession, the northerners in Congress were able to act quickly and create three new territories:  a large Dakota Territory, Territory of Nevada, and Colorado Territory- all present on this map.

Another feature of this map is the depiction of a never-existing horizontal border between the free territory of New Mexico and slave territory of Arizona. On August 1 1861, the Confederacy established Arizona Territory, consisting of the southern half of the Union’s New Mexico Territory; the Union still claimed the whole territory. The region was sometimes called Arizona before 1863, despite the fact it was still part of the Territory of New Mexico until 1912.

Two large inset maps show County map of Virginia, and North Carolina and County map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Smaller inset maps show Hampton Roads, Washington, D.C., Pensacola Bay, Charleston Harbor, New Orleans, Louisiana, Baltimore and Richmond.

Standard
19th Century Maps, American Maps, Engraving, Maps, New Additions, Stone

New Additions: US Maps

NEW ADDITIONS bannerNEW ADDITIONSWe have three new maps if the United States in our inventory- all rare and unique representations of our country. These 19th century maps highlight pivotal moments in our history and development as a nation- our coast-to-coast expansion, creation of new western territories, and our country at the beginning of a long civil war. The maps are already up on our website, and can be viewed in our Georgetown gallery as well, if you want a closer look. Enjoy!

666681. United States of America, corrected & improved from the best authorities. Benjamin Warner. Published by B. Warner, Philadelphia. Engraving, 1820. 16 1/2 x 25 1/4″ (420 x 644 mm) plus hairline margins. Good condition and color. Backed on rice paper. Removed from original covers. Phillips, Maps, p. 881; Wheat 341. View on website.

One of the earliest separately published maps to show the United States from coast to coast. Wheat remarks that this is one of a series of maps issued between 1818 and 1820 which galvanized the mythological rivers of the west. It also shows a Michigan Territory, a double wide Arkansas Territory, and a Northwest Territory (Minnesota and Wisconsin).

89782. Central America II, including Texas, California and the Northern States of Mexico. Published under the superintendence of the S.D.U.K. by Chapman & Hall, London. Engraving with hand-colored outlines, 1842. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Image size 12 5/16 x 15 1/2″ (313 x 394 mm). Good condition. Original outline color. View on website.

This SDUK published map of the American southwest shows the northern parts of Mexico, ‘Nueva California,’ and the independent republic of Texas. California was to remain under Mexican control until conquered by U. S. forces in the Mexican War (1846-47).  It is a highly detailed map, with many references to historic locales. The Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, better known as SDUK, was an English enterprise devoted to spreading the most up to date cartographic information and enhancing geographical understanding and knowledge of the world.

796743. Mitchell’s Military Map of the United States, showing forts, &c. With separate maps of states, vicinities of cities &c. S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S.A. Mitchell Jr. 31 S. 6th St., Philadelphia. Stone engraving, 1861. Image size 22 3/4 x 25 1/4″ (64.1 x 57.8 cm) plus margins. Good condition save for several short tears along sheet edges and fold lines. Small stain in upper title. Backed on rice paper. View on website.

This is a scarce, separately issued broadside map produced at the beginning of the American Civil War. The map shows the new territories that were made after southern states succeeded. As the trans-Mississippi region grew and developed during the 1850s, there was a call for the breaking up the very large territories from the beginning of the decade into smaller ones. However, every newly created territory had an impact on the power struggle in Congress over the issue of slavery, so between 1854, with its Kansas-Nebraska Act, and 1860, no new territories were created.  After succession, the northerners in Congress were able to act quickly and create three new territories:  a large Dakota Territory, Territory of Utah, and Colorado Territory- all shown here. Another feature of this map is the depiction of the never-existing horizontal border between the free territory of Arizona and slave territory of New Mexico. Two large inset maps show a county map of Virginia and North Carolina and a county map of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and Delaware. Smaller inset maps show Hampton Roads, Washington, D.C., Pensacola Bay, Charleston Harbor, New Orleans, Louisiana, Baltimore and Richmond.

Standard
18th Century Maps, 19th Century Maps, 19th Century Prints, 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Aquatint, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Etching, Linocut, Lithograph, Maps, Pencil Drawing, Prints, Screenprint, Stone, Wood

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The DCist

GIFT GUIDE BANNER copy

DCIST copyToday, we are featuring our holiday gift picks for the DCist. These are gifts for the Washingtonian, the federal worker, the lobbyist, the cupcake coveter. They love our federal city, so what better gifts than prints and maps that show the city from its founding days up to the present? These city plans and views are sure to delight. Below are our gift selections for the DCist. Enjoy!

The White House - Trade Mark - F. S. Ciampa & Sons - Rodi (Italy). Published by F.S. Ciampa & Sons, Rodi, Italy. Multi-stone lithograph, Undated, c.1890. An interesting advertisement for the Italian shipping firm of F.S. Ciampa & Sons. They were major fruit exporters from Sorrento-Messina-Rodi regions of Italy. This advertising sheet was likely produced to be pasted onto cartons of fruit. $700.00

The White House – Trade Mark – F. S. Ciampa & Sons – Rodi (Italy). Published by F.S. Ciampa & Sons, Rodi, Italy. Multi-stone lithograph, Undated, c.1890. An interesting advertisement for the Italian shipping firm of F.S. Ciampa & Sons. They were major fruit exporters from Sorrento-Messina-Rodi regions of Italy. This advertising sheet was likely produced to be pasted onto cartons of fruit. $700.00

The United States Senate in Session. Published by Harper's Weekly. Hand colored offset engraving, Sept 22, 1894. Double page. $425.00

The United States Senate in Session. Published by Harper’s Weekly. Hand colored offset engraving, Sept 22, 1894. Double page. $425.00

Pennsylvania Ave. Connecting the Capitol and the White House. By Vernon Howe Bailey. Pencil and wash drawing, c.1930. $900.00.

Pennsylvania Ave. Connecting the Capitol and the White House. By Vernon Howe Bailey. Pencil and wash drawing, c.1930. $900.00.

Capitol Twilight. By Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2011. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed "15/30." Emily Trueblood was born in Arlington, VA, and grew up in the Washington DC area. $225.00.

Capitol Twilight. By Emily Trueblood. Three-block linocut, 2011. Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Inscribed “15/30.” Emily Trueblood was born in Arlington, VA, and grew up in the Washington DC area. $225.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. By J. Good. Published by J. Good for inclusion in the "Literary Magazine," London. Copper plate engraving, Feb. 1, 1793. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shaped ten-mile tract at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch Rivers. The first five maps were engraved and printed in America, the sixth, seventh and eighth in London. This is the seventh printed view and appeared in the 1793 edition of the "Literary Magazine And British Review," British produced monthly periodical. The rather primitively engraved Eagle and shield cartouche adds a decorative element to this particular map and visually separates it from the American imprints of publishers Thackera & Vallance, Hill and Tiebout. A scarce and unusual map. $4,500.00

Plan of the City of Washington. By J. Good. Published by J. Good for inclusion in the “Literary Magazine,” London. Copper plate engraving, Feb. 1, 1793. On January 24, 1791, President George Washington announced the Congressionally designated permanent location of the national capital, a diamond-shaped ten-mile tract at the confluence of the Potomac and Eastern Branch Rivers. The first five maps were engraved and printed in America, the sixth, seventh and eighth in London. This is the seventh printed view and appeared in the 1793 edition of the “Literary Magazine And British Review,” British produced monthly periodical. The rather primitively engraved Eagle and shield cartouche adds a decorative element to this particular map and visually separates it from the American imprints of publishers Thackera & Vallance, Hill and Tiebout. A scarce and unusual map. $4,500.00

Washington, The Lincoln Memorial. By Max Pollak. Color etching and aquatint, c.1945. An attractive print, depicting the exterior of Lincoln Memorial. In the lower left of the print there is a vignette of the seated statue of Lincoln (sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920).  Signed by artist in lower right. $850.00

Washington, The Lincoln Memorial. By Max Pollak. Color etching and aquatint, c.1945. An attractive print, depicting the exterior of Lincoln Memorial. In the lower left of the print there is a vignette of the seated statue of Lincoln (sculpted by Daniel Chester French in 1920). Signed by artist in lower right. $850.00

Lock 20. (C&O Canal). By Yolanda Frederikse. Screenprint on BFK Rives paper, 2006. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2/8." Yolanda Frederikse is a local printmaker, working out of Maryland. Lock 20 on the C&O Canal is located in Potomac Maryland, near Great Falls. $325.00

Lock 20. (C&O Canal). By Yolanda Frederikse. Screenprint on BFK Rives paper, 2006. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed “2/8.” Yolanda Frederikse is a local printmaker, working out of Maryland. Lock 20 on the C&O Canal is located in Potomac Maryland, near Great Falls. $325.00

Bird's-Eye View of Washington City, D.C. By George A. Morrison. Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison, Washington, DC. Stone engraving, hand colored, 1872. Bird's-eye view looking west from behind the Capitol, which is shown with its new dome and extensions. A 16-item key identifies such landmarks as the Smithsonian Castle, Wasihngton Monument, Botanical Gardens, State Department and Treasury Building. Currently framed. $1,150.00.

Bird’s-Eye View of Washington City, D.C. By George A. Morrison. Published by W.H. & O.H. Morrison, Washington, DC. Stone engraving, hand colored, 1872. Bird’s-eye view looking west from behind the Capitol, which is shown with its new dome and extensions. A 16-item key identifies such landmarks as the Smithsonian Castle, Washington Monument, Botanical Gardens, State Department and Treasury Building. Currently framed. $1,150.00.

City of Washington : From beyond the Navy Yard.  By  George Cooke. Eng'd by W. J. Bennett. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y. Aquatint engraving, 1834. One of the great views of the Nation's Capital.  Washington is shown from the south bank of the Anacostia River.  On the right is the Washington Navy Yard, est. 1799, behind is the original Capitol Building and to the left is the White House. The painter of this view is George Cooke. He and the engraver, William Bennett, teamed up to produce four folio-size views of American cities. $40,000.00.

City of Washington : From beyond the Navy Yard. By George Cooke. Eng’d by W. J. Bennett. Published by Lewis P. Clover, 180 Fulton St. N.Y. Aquatint engraving, 1834. One of the great views of the Nation’s Capital. Washington is shown from the south bank of the Anacostia River. On the right is the Washington Navy Yard, est. 1799, behind is the original Capitol Building and to the left is the White House. The painter of this view is George Cooke. He and the engraver, William Bennett, teamed up to produce four folio-size views of American cities. $40,000.00.

The Smithsonian Institution. Published by J. A. & R. A. Reid, Providence. Wood engraving, hand colored, 1884-90. This is the original, Smithsonian castle building.From "Picturesque Washington" by Joseph West Moore. $65.00

The Smithsonian Institution. Published by J. A. & R. A. Reid, Providence. Wood engraving, hand colored, 1884-90. This is the original, Smithsonian castle building.From “Picturesque Washington” by Joseph West Moore. $65.00

U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington. By Anton Schutz.  Etching, 1928. Signed in pencil. On wove paper. $275.00.

U. S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington. By Anton Schutz. Etching, 1928. Signed in pencil. On wove paper. $275.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol [sic] of the United States of America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S. A. Mitchell, Philadelphia. Handcolored engraving, c.1880. A pleasant map of the U.S. Capital from Mitchell's "New General Atlas."  A decorative, printed "grape vine border" surrounds this map. Engraved by W.H. Gamble. In this 1880's state, Howard University and the Washington Monument are now depicted. $265.00.

Plan of the City of Washington. The Capitol [sic] of the United States of America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Published by S. A. Mitchell, Philadelphia. Hand colored engraving, c.1880. A pleasant map of the U.S. Capital from Mitchell’s “New General Atlas.” A decorative, printed “grape-vine border” surrounds this map. Engraved by W.H. Gamble. In this 1880’s state, Howard University and the Washington Monument are now depicted. $265.00.

[Untitled.] Washington Monument with Mall. By Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999). Pencil drawing, undated. A striking night scene of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. $1,200.00

[Untitled.] Washington Monument with Mall. By Emilio Sanchez (1921-1999). Pencil drawing, undated. A striking night scene of the Washington Monument and Reflecting Pool. $1,200.00

Check previous posts for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view other 2012 gift guides, see below:

All sales can be made in store or over the phone. We also ship prints and maps, flat and insured, using FedEx 3 Day Shipping. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

Standard
18th Century Maps, 19th Century Maps, 19th Century Prints, 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Aquatint, Chromolithograph, Contemporary, Copperplate, Early 20th Century, Engraving, Etching, Foreign Maps, Lithograph, Maps, Pochoir, Prints, World Maps

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: World Traveler

They have visited all the continents. They have more stamps on their passports than you do. They travel by air, by car, by rail, and by sea. They are the world travelers. What do you get someone who has been everywhere and seen everything? Prints and maps of their travel destinations, of course! And we got you covered. Check out our gift selections for the world traveler below!

A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Captn. James Cook in this and his Two Preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command. By Henry Roberts. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London. Engraving, 1784. Roberts was the Masters Mate on Cook’s third voyage and was given the task of compiling the surveys for the trip. This chart delineates the tracks for each of Cook’s voyage by color. $2,500.00

Basilica San Marco, Veddute di Venezia. By Antonio Frasconi. Aquatint, 1969.Titled in pencil. Signed and dated in image. Ed. 25. $800.00.

Rheims Cathedral. (Exterior). By Louis Orr. Etching, 1917. Artist’s Proof. Signed in the plate at lower left and in pencil in lower right margin. $1,100.00.

Circuit Europeen. By Gamy. Published by Mabileau & Co. Pochoir print, 1911. A fine early aviation print from the Gamy-Montaut series, which documents the earliest examples of motorized transportation, including automobile, motorcycle, speedboat and airplane races. $850.00.

South America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Engraving handcolored, 1846. This map is from “A New Universal Atlas.” With original wash color. $285.00.

Madrid (Puerta del Sol). Chromolithograph, c. 1900. View of “The Puerta del Sol,” Madrid. Printed in Germany. $245.00.

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. By Giuseppe Rosaccio. Published by Lasor a Varea, Padua. Copper engraving, 1713. $1,200.00.

[Egyptian Antiquity] No. XCIX.. Published by Niccolo Capurro, Pisa. Etching, hand colored, 1834. From “I Monumenti dell’ Egitto e della Nubia”. By Dr. Ippolito Rosellini of the University of Pisa. $395.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas. All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

Standard