May 2019
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You may be thinking about the warm days of summer.  We are finally starting to experience spring out here in the ocean.

We hope you enjoyed our last newsletter featuring nautical charts. We are very excited about our expanding collection of antique charts and we will continue to add them to the website along with other maps.

As always, you can see our recent acquisitions by visiting our Newly Listed category, which is updated at least once a week.  If you are looking for something specific, we recommend using the 'Search' function at the top of our website or the menu on the left side of the web page. 

New Items for May 2019:
(in no particular order)

This collectible historic map of North America and the United States features early state shapes. Also notable is the lack of the Rocky Mountains and the inclusion of mysterious Quivira.  This map indulges delightfully in speculative cartography by including the Snowy Mountains near the west coast, and the River of the West, which connects the Pacific to Quinipique Lake, which then connects to Lake Superior and the Atlantic via Hudson's Bay or the St. Lawrence River.  The North Western area is left mostly blank with a note: "These Parts are unknown" and the land extends north and west without end.

#2: 1966 Reproductions of  Des Barres' Cape Cod and Boston Charts

These charts are 1966 reproductions of hard-to-find Des Barre's originals that were created in the late 1700's for the British Government.  The 1966 versions are collectible in their own right.  We also have a few reproductions of these, which are more budget friendly!

#3: The Province of Connaugh with the Citie of Galwaye described by John Speed - 1610.

If you recognize this item from our inventory, then you must have a good eye!  This beautiful map by John Speed was featured in a newsletter a little while ago, but it has now been archivally restored. And even better;  it has a reduced price!

#4: Antique Prints of Texas, New York, New Hampshire, and more.

We have added many antique prints to our website recently, including these of Houston and Galveston.

The print on the left are scenes from Sand's Point, Long Island, while the right features the coast of New Hampshire.

#5: Harbor of Hong Kong and Approaches. U.S. Navy, 1886.

Charts of the waters around Asia are highly desirable and usually sell very quickly.  This one is likely no exception. It includes Hong Kong and the surrounding area with Kow Loo n,  Lantau Island, Lamma Island, modern day Tsing Yi, Kau Sai Chau, Sai Kung, and more.

#6: Map of the Mexican National Railroad and its Connections, verso: Map of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railway & Connections. Railroad Stock and Bonds Magazine,1889.

Showing the Mexican National Railroad running from Vera Cruz through Mexico City and up to Corpus Christi, this map not only features Mexico but also the railroad systems of Texas in 1889. It includes many other railroad routes in the area with their stops at many well-known cities such as Houston, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, San Antonio, and more. 

#7: Map of the City of Providence, Rhode Island. Sampson, Davenport, and Co., 1869.

This map of the city of Providence, RI, is in very good original condition with an antique silk ribbon binding the edge s.  It includes the Cove Promenade and other mid-19th century features of the city.

#8: Coast Chart No. 3 Mount Desert Island Frenchman's and Blue Hill Bays and Approaches, Maine.  U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, 1883.

If a summer getaway to Maine is on your mind, you might love this chart of Mount Desert Island and the surrounding area.  It  covers from Blue Hill to Bois Bubert Island, and includes Winter Harbor, Bar Harbor, and Ellsworth.

Watson's Guide Map to Summer Resorts around New York. Watson, 1880. 

This fantastic map of New York City and the surrounding areas was most likely sponsored by  Moller & Schumann, Manufacturers of Fine Coach Varnishes and Fine Railway Varnishes, with information about their business printed on the front and back of the map!  It has seen a bit of use but it is still a great collectible piece.

#10: A Topographical Map of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. James Stevens,  1846.

Last on our list is this  wall map of Rhode Island published by Isaac H. Cady in 1 846. Colored by town, with  text at the lower left that describes  time and tides.  In the lower right are the censuses from 1820, 1830, and 1840.

Bonus:  Newly Discounted Prices on some Fabulous Old Maps!

All of the maps in this collection have been marked down!  Take advantage of this opportunity to add a special map to your collection!


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