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ID Number: 8
World
Cluver, Phillipe
1700 ca
$600.
This small double hemisphere map is from Philip Cluver's Introduction to Physical Geography, first published in 1697. The binders instruction in the top right corner indicate this is a later edition, after 1700. Atlas holds up the globe at center and figures representing the continents occupy the corners.

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ID Number: 11
Americas
Janvier
1762
$625.
This map covers all of the Americas and most of the Atlantic and Pacific. The most remarkable feature is the large "Mer ou Baye d L'Ouest" and very speculative geography in the northwest. There is a hint of New Zealand among many islands shown.

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ID Number: 15
Americas
Heylyn, Peter
1703
$1250.
This map is from Peter Heylyn's Cosmography. It is usually attributed to Robert Morden. California is an island. A rare appearance of Lake Thongo is prominent in the northwest. Uncolored.

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ID Number: 20
Americas
Thomson, John
1814
$325.
A fine example of early 19th century British cartography, covering most of the western hemisphere. The Multnomah River is shown in New Albion. The discoveries of Mackenzie are depicted, but not those of Lewis and Clark. The map has light outline color in pink, green, and yellow.

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ID Number: 27
Mountains & Rivers
Johnson & Ward
1863
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A nice view showing the height of major mountains and length of major rivers of the world. Volcanoes are indicated by puffs of smoke. The Mississippi - Missouri is shown as the world's longest river.

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ID Number: 39
Americas
Scherrer, Heinrich
1703
$675.
A beautiful pair of maps printed together on a single sheet in Scherrer's unmistakable style. Diagrams are included to illustrate the projection method used. California is an island. To it's north are the poorly defined Straits of Anian and Compagineland. The map is uncolored.

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ID Number: 43
Americas
Lattre
1770ca
$185.
The most remarkable feature of this map is a large Sea of the West and the Archipel Slazare near the ill defined strait leading to a possible northwest passage. The Pacific is sprinkled with possible islands.

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ID Number: 44
World
Pluche
1785
$150.
An attractive small world map with an abbreviated and unlabeled Sea of the West. Alaska is a large peninsula.

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ID Number: 70
World
Pinkerton, John
1818
$725.
Two large double folio sheets comprising a world map on Mercator's Projection. British possessions extend as far south as San Francisco. The circumnavigations of Cook, La Perouse, and Vancouver are delineated. This set would look stunning and impressive if well framed and displayed. Copperplate engraving, full hand color.

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ID Number: 74
World
Finley, Anthony
1830ca.
$90.
2 sheets from Finley's New General Atlas. Strong full hand color.

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ID Number: 75
World
Finley, Anthony
1828
$70.
An attractive small map of the world from Finley's New General Atlas. Australia is New Holland, North America's northern limits are left undefined, no Antarctica.

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ID Number: 76
World
Morse, Jedediah
1793
$75.
A simple engraved world map from an early edition of Geography Made Easy, by J. Morse, the father of American geography. Copperplate engraving outline hand color. An early American printing.

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ID Number: 128
Americas
De Witt, Fredrick
1680
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A classic and much copied map of the Americas with California as an island with indented northern coast. The map features two ornate cartouches with the title in the lower one and some historical notes in the upper. Multiple fictitious islands appear in the Pacific, with Quiri Regio and Nova Guinea in the far southwest.

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ID Number: 130
World
Brion de la Tour, Louis
1786
$425.
This map is a double hemisphere with the diameter of each half at five inches. A large Sea of the West is illustrated. New Holland is shown with a tentative eastern coastline. The central section also contains an ornate floral title cartouche and a banner with a dedication and a date, 1786. The French text side panels are glued on in Brion's familiar style.

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ID Number: 159
British Isles
Chatelain, Henri Abraham
1719
$825.
This attractive map shows the British Isles and features double hemisphere maps of the world, each measuring five inches across. The world map shows California as an island. Panels at either side of the main map block are headed by the coats of Arms for England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Those columns contain information about cities, towns, and rivers in the islands. Text blocks within the main map block contain general information and brief histories of the countries. The map is attractively double matted and framed in green and black.

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