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Amérique du Nord

110 LONGCHAMPS, le Sieur. Carte des Possessions Françoises et Angloises dans le Canada et partie de la Lousiane. . . Paris, 1756. In original o/l colours. Paper slightly age-toned and dusty, splits along margins re-inforced. Verso of center fold contemp. backed with paper strip. 560 x 770 mm.
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¤ Proof state. Here without the decorations around the title cartouche in the what is called in the reference books the first state the cartouch in upper left . No double lines around the scale and the title cartouche lower right without "Gravé par Chambon".
This map was published in 1756 to provide information on the French-Indian wars. - Not in Kershaw, Early printed maps of Canada, or other reference works.

111 TANNER, H.S. The Traveller's Guide. A Map Of The Roads, Canals And Steam Boat Routes Of The United States ... Designed for the use of Travellers, By H.S. Tanner. Philadelphia, 1825. In original colours. Very good condition. Outline color by state. In red leather covers, 13x8cm., gilt stamped "Traveller's Guide Through The U. States. Two brown spots in right hand part of map, with two holes. 445 x 562 mm.
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¤ Rare first edition of Tanner's travel map in pocket map form, in it original red leather covers, with the map and no text, as issued. Ristow says the first edition was 1834, and while that was the first issue of the enlarged guide with text, this 1825 map is from the same plate as the 1834 map and thus should be seen as the first edition of the guide.
The entire lower right corner of the map is taken up with lists of "Steam Boat Routes Throughout the United States," which are keyed to letters in the map margins. In the 1834 and later editions, these lists are replaced with inset maps of U.S. cities, and the lists are given, along with added stage and railroad routes, in the body of the text.
This interesting early map of the U.S. still shows the Five Civilized Tribes of the Indian Nation in their respective locations throughout the southeast. The western edge of the new country is sparsely populated, and the Oregon Territory begins just above Missouri.

Complete title: THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE. A MAP OF THE ROADS, CANALS AND STEAM BOAT ROUTES OF THE UNITED STATES: WITH THE DISTANCES FROM PLACE TO PLACE CAREFULLY NOTICED; Including A Series Of Tables Showing The Routes Pursued By The Various Steam Boats, And The Distances Between Important Places Throughout The Country. Designed For The Use Of Travellers, By H. Tanner.
In lower margin : Published by H.S. Tanner, 177 Chestnut St. Philadelphia. Entered … 21st day of May 1825, by H.S. Tanner … Pennsylvania.
Inside of cover with brwon ink "Boston, January 1st, 1829. Price $ 1." A List of Maps of America in the Library of Congress, p. 884, Phillips, P.L, Government Printing Office, Washington, 1901; American Maps and Mapmakers, Chapter 13, Ristow, George, Wayne State University Press, Detroit, 1985


112 ACADEMIE Vue de Quebeck. Augsburg, 1750. Original colours. Paper slightly age toned, as usual. Marginal staining. Some browning in right hand part of the print. 310 x 398 mm.
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¤ A so-called optical print showing a decorative imaginary view of the town of Quebeck seen from the harbour, with a large vessel in the foreground. Engraved by Balthasar Frederic Leizelt.
This print is a fine example of this illusionary printmaking, but also as a testament to strong interest by Europeans in America at the time and also as a fine example of the perspective view, complete with the lovely and bold original color and reversed title at the top.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries there were many popular speciality establishments in Paris, Augsburg and London which produced optical viewing devices and special engravings to be viewed through them. In the 18th century the optical print or vue optique came into existence, whose exaggerated converging lines were intended to produce the optical illusion of deep recession. The viewing devices for which these perspective prints were produced consisted of a lens and a mirror, this requiring the use of reversed or mirror-image pictures.
See our special page about optical prints and peep shows.

An optical mirror with print.
(Mirror is not included in the lot.)

113 GARNIER,F.A. Amérique Boréale, Nou,..Bretagne & Canada. Paris, 1861. In original colours. Steel engraving in good condition. 357 x 501 mm.
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¤ Very detailed map from "Atlas Sphérodïdal & Universel de géographie", Prepared by F.A.Garnier and edited by Jules Renouard, rue de Tournon, Paris. Uncommon map with decorative title cartouche lower right hand corner. Showing good detail of Canada and Alaska.

Nouvelle Angleterre

114 JANSSONIUS, J. Nova Anglia Novum Belgium et Virginia. Amsterdam, 1636. Beau col. ancien. Infimes rousseurs, léger offset de la partie gauche sur la moitié droite. - Paper slightly age-toned as usual, brown spotting and with offsetting of the other half of the map. Fine orig. col. 387 x 504 mm.
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¤ In the 1636 edition of the "Appendix", Johannes Janssonius inserted this important and influential map of the eastern seaboard from C. of Feare (Cape Look out) to Nova Scotia, based on Johannes de Laet's prototype map. De Laet was a director of the Dutch West India Company, which controlled the Dutch penetration of the Americas. It is one of the earliest attempts on a Dutch map to show the Great Lakes in any form. Janssonius shows an unnamed lake (probably Lake Champlain), a "Lac de Yroquois" (Ontario?) and further west a "Grand Lac", which Tooley holds to be Lake Superior.
First state, with the heart shaped cartouche.
Janssonius was one of the first printed maps to include several important place names, such as New Amsterdam, Manhattes (a version of Manhattan), Fort Orange (Albany), and Plymounth. The area of present day Maine is called Norembegua. With French text on verso. Karpinski, Maps of famous cartographers, pp.26,31,Pl.II; On the Map, fig.10; Gooses, Mapping of North America no.29; Burden, America 247. First state.

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