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Southern Pacific Lines

By (SOUTHERN PACIFIC RAILROAD)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1952. Folio (50½" X 41"). Heavy glossy stock with black wooden dowels along top (with original metal eyelets and wire) and bottom edge. Very good. Outstanding example of this modern classroom map in a superb state of preservation, with a mild pleasing golden overall age toning and virtually none of the cracks and edge tears that plague these maps. The entire U.S. appears with the names of the SP routes printed in large red letters: Shasta Route, Overland Route, Golden State Road, Cotton Belt Route, Sunset Route and Basking on Sunset Route. Most (not all) of their major route lines also appear in thick red. Small inset detail maps in the Pacific show Portland and Vicinity, San Francisco and Los Angeles, while two in the Gulf of Mexico feature Houston and New Orleans. An exceptional example of a mid-20th century map that normally got worn out from use.

$295.00

The Mapmaker: A Novel of the Days of Prince Henry, the Navigator
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The Mapmaker: A Novel of the Days of Prince Henry, the Navigator

By SLAUGHTER, Frank G.

Garden City: Doubleday & Company, 1957. Hardcover. 8vo. Red cloth with gilt and silver spine lettering, pictorial dust jacket. 320pp. Map endpapers. Very good/very good. Faint binding edgewear; jacket edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with several small edge chips. A tight, attractive first edition of this historical fiction -- "A Novel," cites the jacket's snazzy front panel, "of a Great Navigator Who Sailed Fifty Years Before Columbus."

$50.00

A Project Map of Starved Rock State Park Camp La Salle Dsp No. 2
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A Project Map of Starved Rock State Park Camp La Salle Dsp No. 2

By (STARVED ROCK STATE PARK / CIVILIAN CONSERVATION CORPS)

Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Interior, 1934. 4to (11" X 8½"). Near fine. A small and simple map of this most popular of all Illinois state parks -- and one of the first projects of the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps), founded in 1933 as one of FDR's "New Deal" make-work agencies. Small "Legend" elaborates "Main Foot Trails," "Park Property Lines," "Edge of Cliff" and "Outline of Tree Groups," while dozens of tiny circles doted throughout the length of it each contains a number within that "indicates percentage of work completed...." Columns at lower right record "Checked by Date," "Recomended [sic] for Constr. Date" and "Approved for Constr. Date," each followed by a specific 1934 date and facsimile signatures of various officials. This project was first begun in 1933 by CCC Camp 614 from Jefferson Barracks Military Post, Missouri -- about 200 men (including rarely-seen African-Americans) who constructed benches, shelters and trails. Camp 1609 from Fort Sheridan, Illinois soon joined them and they worked on the large lodge, other log structures and the parking lot. In 1934 Camp 614 was replaced by Camp 2601, also from Fort Sheridan, and they constructed the bridge. This map is identified as "Sheet No. 1." Scarce and likely not intended for public consumption, thus produced in a small number. A most unusual and early CCC product.

$95.00

Commemorative Map: Campaigns of the Civil War -- Centennial Edition

By (CIVIL WAR / MAP)

Maplewood, NJ: C.S. Hammond & Co, 1963. Small 4to (folded, as issued) -- opens to 38" x 26". Heavy glossy stock. Near fine. Superb, bright map from this American map producer -- other than original folds (none weakened), as pristine as it gets. An appealing, information-packed, full color map of the eastern third of the U.S., featuring pictorial representations of the major battles and accompanying texts, color arrows highlighting major troop movements, etc. -- and about the border portraits of the major Union and Confederate generals, the major flags for each side, etc. At lower right it's noted "Published in co-operation with the Civil War Centennial Commission" and bearing the printed signature of that august organization's executive director, Karl S. Betts. Interestingly, accompanying this map is a Typed Letter Signed from Betts, 1p, 8" X 11", Washington, DC, 2 June 1960. Addressed to Arnold Gates (1914-93), noted Lincoln/Civil War scholar. Near fine. On "Civil War Centennial Commission" letterhead, Betts notes he looks forward to a meeting with Gates and others -- probably regarding the New York Civil War Round Table of which Gates was officer. Signed simply "Karl" in blue ballpoint. KARL S. BETTS (1892-1962) was a noted Maryland public relations executive and the influential first president of this commemorative organization.

$50.00

Maps and Map-Makers

By TOOLEY, R.V.

New York: Bonanza Books, n.y.. Hardcover. Small 4to. Blue cloth with gilt spine lettering, pictorial price-clipped dust jacket. xii, 140pp. Color frontispiece, numerous full-page illustrations. Near fine/near fine. A tight and nice reprint edition of the revised 1952 second edition of this 1949 classic -- undated but likely 1961.

$30.00

Map of Elizabeth Township

By (MAP -- ILLINOIS -- JO DAVIESS COUNTY)

Chicago: Geo. A. Ogle & Co, 1913. Folio (14½" X 17½"). Handsome colored plat map issued (page 65) in the "Standard Atlas of Jo Daviess County Illinois: Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County...." Verso blank. Very good. Mild even age toning, with none of the edge tears often found on these maps. Outstanding, bright example of this map, colored entirely in pink. Clean margined and with a nice decorative border.

$40.00

Map of Rice Township

By (MAP -- ILLINOIS -- JO DAVIESS COUNTY)

Chicago: Geo. A. Ogle & Co, 1913. Folio (14½" X 17½"). Handsome plat map colored in yellow (page 63) issued in the "Standard Atlas of Jo Daviess County Illinois: Including a Plat Book of the Villages, Cities and Townships of the County...." Verso blank. Very good. Moderate even age toning, else clean and unflawed, with none of the edge tears often found on these maps. A nice example of this map, colored entirely in yellow, of this area with the Mississippi River running down the left side -- just south of U.S. Grant's adopted hometown of Galena. Clean margined and with a nice decorative border.

$40.00

Counties and Industries
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Counties and Industries

By (CIGARETTE CARDS -- BRITISH)

Nottingham, England: John Player & Sons, n.y.. Full set of 25 numbered cigarette cards, undated but published in 1914. Heavy stock 1 3/8" X 2 5/8". Very good to near fine. Mild occasional edgewear, but overall bright and quite handsome. An attractive complete set of these brightly colored pictorial cards celebrating 25 of England's counties and a prime industry from each, with a county map filling the upper half of each and an industry the lower half. Scenes consist of, in numerical order: 1. North wales -- Slate Quarrying, 2. Monmouthshire -- Iron and Coal, 3. Northumberland -- Shipbuilding, 4. Perthshire -- Dry Cleaning, 5. Kent -- Hop Picking, 6. Munster -- Butter Making, 7. Lincolnshire -- Agriculture, 8. Lancashire -- Cotton Spinning, 9. Northampton -- Boot Making, 10. Staffordshire -- Pottery, 11. Bedfordshire -- Straw Hat Making, 12. Connaught -- Horse Breeding, 13. Roxburghshire -- Woollen Manufacture, 14. Devonshire -- Dairy Produce, 15. Edinburgh -- Book Printing, 16. South Wales -- Coal Mining, 17. Yorkshire -- Worsted Spinning, 18. Cheshire -- Making Block Salt, 19. Nottinghamshire -- Lace Making, 20. Dumbartonshire -- Calico Printing, 21. Norfolk -- Agriculture, 22. Cornwall -- Tin Mining, 23. Ulster -- Linen, 24. Leicestershire -- Hosiery and 25. Hampshire -- Sheep Rearing. Rectos each printed in blue feature series title, individual number and title and a brief paragraph describing each landscape. A wonderful set of these miniature beauties -- daintily colored and quite striking.

$95.00

A Map of Niagara River 4 Miles above and 3 below the Falls
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A Map of Niagara River 4 Miles above and 3 below the Falls

By JOHNSON, G.W.

Buffalo: E.A. Maynard Book and Job Printer, 1849. Folio (25½" X 19½"), folded into 24mo marbled paper over boards case with printed label. Very good. Original folds visible but with almost no separations; bit of wear to some map edges; case hinge delicate, but expertly, archivally strengthened, thus tight. A lovely, bold copy of this exceptional pictorial lithographed map, printed on unusually thin paper -- making this a rare survivor indeed. A large "Explanation of the Map" fills the entire lower left third, offering both detailed text on twenty specific numbered features on the map and panoramic lithograph of the Falls, while a small "Remarks" box at lower right offers details about the Falls. The map itself is dramatic and simple, showing the landmarks, streets and select buildings around the Falls itself. A boxed list of five hotels featured immediately below the map's title near the center suggests the mercantile nature of this map -- tourism. Printed label on front case board lists title as "Johnson's New Map of Niagara Falls" and includes a small steel-engraved vignette, while the front pastedown is a full-length portrait of an Indian. Rear board bears 1909 engraved bookplate of "The Americana Library of Charles D. Marshall," 1100 books and maps of which were selected by the Buffalo Historical Society and appropriately bookplated by permission of this wealthy collector's niece, Hazel Marshall Koerner, supposedly following her uncle's wishes; but the gift was never made official by the estate, and in the fall of 1913 the heirs demanded that the material be sent to a New York auction house, where it was auctioned to the public on March 16-18 of 1914. Interestingly, the David Rumsey Map Collection depicts a similar 1849 printing of this map, but it shows "H.G. Johnson" rather than "G.W. Johnson" as the cartographer, and the lower left corner of the Rumsey map does not show the "E.A. Maynard Book and Job Printer, Republic Office, Buffalo" which appears in fine print of this copy, below the "Copyright Secured according to Act of Congress -- 1849" citation that appears on both maps. Other 1848 printings, however, cite G.W. Johnson and show the E.A. Maynard text line, which suggests that the Rumsey copy is some other, perhaps later reprint.

$1500.00

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

By (RAND McNALLY & COMPANY / CARTOGRAPHY / CHRISTMAS CARD)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1979. 8vo (9" X 5½"). Top-to-bottom four panel. Near fine. This attractive, colorful card was printed in a small quantity meant for distribution to top vendors, suppliers and distributors. Printed in color on fine heavy stock, it opens up (to 9" X 22½") to a high-quality color photographs of an "elegant sixteenth century scientific instrument... an astronomical compendium," a 1557 brass three-dimensional contraption featuring a world map and "thirteen leaves of scientific devices and table" -- sundials and other navigational tools.

$25.00

Collection of 14 company Christmas cards
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Collection of 14 company Christmas cards

By (RAND McNALLY & COMPANY / CARTOGRAPHY / CHRISTMAS CARDS)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1972. Collection of 14 company Christmas cards, one each for the years 1972 through 1985 plus year three undated. Near fine overall. Printed in modest quantities and intended for distribution only to top vendors, suppliers and distributors, this delightful collection ranges in size from narrow 4to to wide 8vo, some bigger and some smaller. All are handsomely and colorfully printed on fine heavy stock. Most are at least three panels and many are more, and all open up to reveal superb reproductions of famed antiquarian maps from around the world. Some open up to small poster size, and two contain separate folded maps that open to full poster size. Several have been signed by various company executives. Most unusual and attractive -- a collection that would be near-impossible to duplicate.

$175.00

Merry Christmas Happy New Year

By (RAND McNALLY & COMPANY / CARTOGRAPHY / CHRISTMAS CARD)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, n.y.. Small 4to. Three panel. Near fine. This lovely and colorful card was printed in a small quantity meant for distribution to top vendors, suppliers and distributors. Printed in color on fine heavy stock, it opens up (to 24" X 18") to a wonderfully reproduced color facsimile of a two-page map spread "Frankfurt and Environs" from the third volume of Blaeu''s "Grand Atlas" -- likely from Rand McNally's 1977 "Grand Atlas and Picture Book of the World." A blank inner panel gives the history of this circa 1638 Amsterdam map.

$25.00

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

By (RAND McNALLY & COMPANY / CARTOGRAPHY / CHRISTMAS CARD)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1975. Wide 8vo. (4pp). Near fine. This handsome, colorful card was printed in modest quantities and intended for distribution to top vendors, suppliers and distributors. Printed on fine heavy stock in red, white and blue, it opens up (to 19" X 25½") to reveal a beautifully reproduced color facsimile of the famed "A Plan of the City and Environs of Philadelphia (London: William Faden, 1777) -- which map Rand McNally published in 1974 in their superb "Atlas of the American Revolution," edited by Kenneth Nebenzahl.

$25.00

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

By (RAND McNALLY & COMPANY / CARTOGRAPHY / CHRISTMAS CARD)

Chicago: Rand McNally & Company, 1978. Narrow small 4to (4 3/4" X 10½"). Six panels. Near fine. This lovely and colorful card was printed in a small quantity meant for distribution to top vendors, suppliers and distributors. Printed in color on fine heavy stock, it accordion folds opens (to 28" X 10½") to a high-quality color facsimile of "The Earliest Surviving Manuscript Showing Drake's Voyages," a recently-discovered hand-drawn world map of circa 1587 on which Sir Francis Drake's 1577-80 circumnavigation has been drawn.

$25.00

Golfo del Mexico

By (CORONELLI, Vincenzo Maria -- Gore)

Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1977. Color printed facsimile on heavy stock 12" X 19" cream stock. Near fine. Handsome high-quality facsimile of one gore housed at the Herman Dunlap Smith cartographic collection, being a portion of a 42" globe Coronelli produced in 1688. It depicts a central portion of North America and the Great Lakes, including the Mississippi River that la Salle explored just a few years previous (1682) -- with the mouth of the Mississippi placed much too far to the west. Accompanied by printed Newberry Library transmittal letter. Original Coronelli gores are virtually unobtainable and even this nice facsimile seldom seen.

$45.00

Authentic Street Plan of Greater New York
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Authentic Street Plan of Greater New York

By (NEW YORK CITY -- MAP)

New York: Wehman Bros, n.y.. 12mo. Stiff orange printed outer wrappers (wrapper title: "Indexed Street Map Greater New York") housing map that unfolds to 35½" X 26½". Very good/near fine. Outer wrapper (only) quite faintly soiled; map itself quite bright and lovely, showing practically no edge tears, with only a few miniscule separations along the original fold line intersections (expertly, archivally closed on verso, thus undetectable). Stunning copy of this undated but circa 1910-1914 era map showing in vibrant detail the Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens Boroughs in blue, red, green and yellow as bright as the day it was published. All "Subway Express Stations," "Subway Local Stations," "Elevated Stations," "Surface Lines" and "Steam Railroads" are boldly marked in red. Double-ruled red border with numbers running down two sides and the alphabet across the other two sides, allowing one to use the coordinates of the "Street Index" list printed on the verso to pinpoint any street. Price on outer wrapper noted as "25 Cents." The map itself prominently notes "Published & Copyrighted by A. Humitsch," although novelty and joke book publisher Wehman Bros. is ostensibly the publisher of record. Verso of the card stock wrapper depicts the covers of 18 of Wehman Bros. more typical productions, namely riddles, tricks, toasts and mainly off-color joke books aimed specifically at and sure to offend just about every ethnic group (African-American, Dutch, Hebrew and many Irish) and certain professions. A superb example of this outstanding street plan. Very scarce in this choice collector's condition.

$250.00

Another America: Native American Maps and the History of Our Land
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Another America: Native American Maps and the History of Our Land

By WARHUS, Mark

New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy and tan paper over boards, pictorial dust jacket. xiv, 242pp. Numerous illustrations and maps. Near fine/near fine. Superb, tight first edition.

$20.00

Map and Profile Supplement: Rivers & Lakes Commission Report -- Little Wabash and Skillet Fork Rivers
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Map and Profile Supplement: Rivers & Lakes Commission Report -- Little Wabash and Skillet Fork Rivers

[Springfield]: [Illinois State Journal Company], 1911. Hardcover. Small 4to. Burgundy cloth clamshell case with gilt spine lettering housing 23 large foldout maps (as issued). Floral pastedowns. Very good. Case slightly edgeworn and a bit rubbed, with mild cracking along outer edges (though expert archival inner lining maintains case shape and integrity); maps very good to near fine, with no separations evident. First edition of this scarce accompaniment to the "Report Upon the Prevention of Overflow of the Little Wabash and Skillet Fork Rivers," a 40pp study authored by W.J. McEathron, Leroy Lemayne Hidinger and others in 1911. The Little Wabash River is a 240-mile-long tributary of the Wabash River in southern Illinois and Skillet Fork a 98-mile-long tributary of the Little Wabash. Together they are part of the watershed of the Mississippi River. Lacks the 40-page clothbound report, but a superb and complete detailed map grouping.

$75.00

Civil War Newspaper Maps: A Historical Atlas

By BOSSE, David

Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993. Hardcover. 4to. Blue cloth, pictorial dust jacket. x, 162pp. Numerous illustrations, map endpapers. Near fine/near fine. A tight and handsome first edition of this useful reference.

$30.00

A Guide to Civil War Maps in the National Archives

Washington, DC: The National Archives, 1990. Hardcover. 4to. Glazed green pictorial paper over boards. xv, 139pp. Illustrations. Near fine. Tight and handsome reprint of the 1986 second edition, which revised and enlarged the 1964 first edition. A superb copy of this essential reference.

$35.00

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