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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: 46
North America
Dufour, Guillemin
1851
$75.
This map of North America was out of date when it was published in 1851. Mexico still includes the western US and Texas. Oregon extends into British Columbia. An attractive small map with a photocopy of the title page from the atlas included.

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ID Number: 54
North America
Lapie
1830
$275.
Multiple speculative waterways throughout the far west. The US occupies much of present day British Columbia. Many Indian tribes are named.

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ID Number: 55
North America
Thomson, John New General Atlas
1820ca.
$600.
This map of North America is from some time in the early to mid 1820s. Some information from Lewis and Clark is shown, and credited, mixed in with earlier concepts. The Missouri extends too far west. California is New Albion.

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ID Number: 57
North America
Finley, Alexander
1824
$125.
This map is undated, but was issued in an 1824 atlas. Russian Possessions share an undefined border with the US, west of the Rocky Mountains, in New Caledonia. The Buenaventura river flows from unexplored country to San Francisco.

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ID Number: 58
Western North America
Greenhow, Robert Ringold, George
1844
$575.
This map was issued in Robert Greenhow's "History of Oregon and California, and the Other Territories on the North-West Coast of America". This map cover a large area, from a line running from east Texas to Hudson Bay, as far west as the Sandwich Islands. The map is very up to date, with information from as late as the first Fremont expedition. The boundary between Oregon and British Possessions is left undefined, as Greenhow was a vocal proponent of US claims to a border at 54 - 40. *** Wheat #481

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ID Number: 59
North America
Harnisch
1821
$165.
This German map of North America is dated 1821 and engraved by Ferdinand Dellenbrick. It is from an unknown source. The map is in the typical bold German style of engraving. The western half of the continent is filled with the names of Indian tribes, in German. An uncommon map.

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ID Number: 69
North America
Powell, John Wesley US Bureau of Ethnology
1890
$275.
Among his many accomplishments, John Wesley Powell was a respected ethnologist and was head of the US Bureau of Ethnology. This map illustrates his study of language groups amongst the American Indians. Though much of Powell's work was discredited later as overly simplified, this was a pioneering effort. A very interesting piece. Lithograph, full printed color.

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ID Number: 78
North America
Woodbridge, William
1843
$60.
The Buenaventura River makes a late appearance. The central plains are labeled the Great American Desert.

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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: 142
North American Indians
Society of Friends
1844
$800.
This map was produced to accompany a report by the Quakers, or Society of Friends and is focused on the location of various Indian tribes in the US and Canada. James Bowden is listed in the lower left corner as the compiler of the map. Texas is shown as a republic. The northwest boundary between the US and British possessions is undefined. The location of as many as one hundred different tribes is shown. A table in the lower right gives estimates of the population of over 50 tribes.

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ID Number: 144
Mackenzie's Voyages
Mackenzie, Alexander
1801
$4500.
This first edition volume of Mackenzie's first crossing of the North American continent is one of the most important accounts in the history of western exploration. The first section is 132 pages of a history of the North American fur trade. The next section is 411 pages and is an account of his epic multi-year journeys across Canada to the Arctic and Pacific. The book is rebound in rich maroon calfskin leather with gold embossed lettering and raised bands on spine. The maps have been disbound and are in individual mylar sleeves. The frontispiece is an attractive portrait of Mackenzie. ***** Map #1 is A Map of America… exhibiting Mackenzie's Track. It measures 17.25 x 30.25. The routes are outlined in colors. Map # 2 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the North Sea in 1789. It measures 23.25 x 21.5. Map # 3 is A Map of Mackenzie's Track from Fort Chipewyan to the Pacific Ocean in 1793. It measures 21.75 x 23.5.

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ID Number: 151
North America
Brion de la Tour, Louis
1766
$535.
A very attractive map of North America from central Mexico to an undefined northern coast. Nouvelle Albion and Quivira are shown. The River of the West flows from Lake Winipigue to the Oregon coast.

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ID Number: 161
North America
Wells, Edward
1705
$2350.
This beautiful map is double matted using archival material, and impressively framed with birch wood. New Albion appears in the island of California. "Parts As Yet Unknown" appears in the northwest. The Appalachians are too far west. *** McLaughlin & Mayo: The Mapping of California as an Island: 142

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