New Jersey & Pennsylvania
A beautiful example of a map that is as historically important as it is attractive. It was the culmination of all the surveys of the area conducted by the Dutch colonists of New Netherlands during their first three decades in America. It is also the first printed map to delineate... More
This is the most lavishly decorative of all the early editions of the best 17th century, Dutch map of the Northeast and New York. It added illustrations of animals and other detail not found on previous issues. The map was the culmination of all the surveys of the area conducted... More
Northeast/ New Jersey.
An excellent, original-colored example of one of the few collectible maps of the Northeast of the early 18th century. This attractive work is an interesting blend of older, Dutch sources and more recent English ones. The map shows that as the number of English settlements increased in the area, Native... More
A rare, early American-printed map--the earliest printed map of a specific part of New Jersey produced in America--whose creation involved both Benjamin Franklin and the great mapmaker, Lewis Evans. It was engraved by James Turner, called by Isaiah Thomas "the best engraver which appeared in the colonies before the revolution."... More
New York/ New Jersey/ Early American Cartography.
[New York & Philadelphia, 1747]
A rare and uncommonly beautiful example of early American cartographic printing that covers the New York metropolitan area and northeastern New Jersey. Its production involved three towering colonial figures. Benjamin Franklin enlisted Lewis Evans, the first important American cartographer, to draft the map and also suggested that it be engraved... More
A superb example of a richly engraved map of the Northeast, which includes a fascinating view of New York City with a rarely seen depiction of the original wall that would become Wall Street. Called the Restitutio View for its dramatic depiction of the restitution of Dutch power in the... More
Great Lakes/ Midwest/ Virginia/ Revolutionary War.
[London, October 15, 1776]
A scarce, handsomely engraved edition of the great Evans map intended for use by British officers serving in the American Revolution. This edition appeared as both a separate and in the American Military Pocket Atlas, styled the “Holster Atlas,” as it was intended to provide a geographic overview for British... More
American Revolution/ New York City/ Lower Hudson River.
[London, January 17, 1777]
"One of the greatest of the Atlantic Neptune charts, with the best topographical information on the lower Hudson River valley, western Long Island, and Staten Island” (Nebenzahl, Bibliography). A rare and highly evocative map that provides a cartographic overview of both the ground and naval actions of the Revolutionary War... More
An important chart of a vital waterway that provides access by sea for Philadelphia, the wellspring of the American Revolution as well as the largest city in the United States at the time. Prepared for the French navy the year the French joined the American cause, the chart was the... More
Rare. A very precise depiction of an engagement “Drawn by an Officer on the Spot” that occurred just east of Philadelphia in the course of the British army’s march to that city under General William Howe. Popularly known as the Paoli Massacre due to the many Americans who perished in... More
A superb example of this rare and finely engraved plan of the Battle of Elizabeth Town, New Jersey, after a manuscript by the great military cartographer John Hills. The work chronicles one of the rare engagements in the New York/ New Jersey area of the protracted middle period of the... More
New Jersey / Railroads.
A superb example in the first edition of New Jersey’s first official map, with a distinguished provenance (see below). With this work, “New Jersey mapping had achieved a new high” (Snyder). Rumsey calls the Gordon the “cornerstone map of New Jersey…by far the most accurate map to date.” Scrupulously revised... More
New York State & City.
[New York, 1851]
An evidently rare, elegantly engraved small wall map of New York State with well-executed portraits of De Witt Clinton, Robert Fulton, Daniel D. Tomkins, and Henry Hudson in the corners. OCLC lists just a single copy of this edition, at NYSL, and single copies of 1853 and 1858 editions, also... More
Block Island to Cuba.
[New York, 1853]
A superb specimen of American chart making: the definitive general chart of the mid-19th century covering most of the east coast of the United States. This is a scarce chart on the market in any condition, but in fine condition as here, it is very rare. As Guthorn has pointed... More
A bright, vibrantly colored example of this scarce map of the New York metropolitan region that appeared in just a single edition of the Beers New York State atlas. On the map, concentric circles surrounding New York City at five mile intervals emphasize the centrality the city had already achieved... More
This striking, oval-shaped plan provided the American public with its first detailed and accurate visual account of one of the most significant battles in American history. It is accompanied by a pamphlet that provides an in-depth, chronological account of the complex battle. Offered here is the very rare second edition... More
A very attractive, skillfully executed plat map of a property subdivided to create a residential development. Echo Park is in the unincorporated town of Chews Landing in Gloucester Township in Camden County, New Jersey. The property was owned by Richard N. Herring, a former Civil War officer, who held various... More
The culmination of the 18th-century mapping of New Jersey, in a fine period-colored, separately published example. It was the first map to present the geography of New Jersey with any degree of detailed accuracy. It also illuminates for the first time the state’s topography, river networks, road system, and the... More
New York/ New Jersey.
This elegant map of New York City and the surrounding area shows the main routes between the island city and neighboring towns, noting as well the Post Road to Boston, crossing via a bridge at Harlem. The map also addresses the city’s water approaches and its epidemiological history. The Verrazano... More
New York City.
Large, richly detailed, extensively updated iteration of one of the finest plans of New York City of the first half of the 19th century. This third edition added a wealth of detail both within the bounds of New York City and beyond its borders. The Harlem Rail Road has been... More
[New York, 1865]
A very finely executed view of the prospering city of Hoboken in New Jersey in a very fine example. The image presented is of an orderly, even genteel city, with the bucolic New Jersey countryside in the background. Several ships, both sail and steam-powered, can be seen at or near... More
New York City.
[New York, c. 1929]
Brilliantly colored, evocative bird’s-eye view of New York City and part of New Jersey from the height of “the Roaring Twenties.” As the title suggests, it was meant to highlight the most auto-friendly of New York City’s roads and those of the neighboring areas. The... More