A beautiful 1852 George Frederick Cruchley map of the Western Hemisphere. It offers a fascinating snapshot of the world during a period of rapid globalization and discovery, and includes North America, South America and most of Polynesia. Antarctica is only tenuously denoted, reflecting the primitive state of exploration in the region. The map is color coded according to continents with countries, major cities, rivers, mountains and other topographical features noted.
This is a scarce, beautiful, and exceptionally interesting example of John Pinkerton's stunning 1812 map of the Western Hemispheres. The map is a representation of North America and South America from the perspective of the Western Hemisphere. Cartographically this map represents a notable attempt to combine cartographic speculation with new discoveries and political advocacy and is most interesting for its presentation of North America.
This is a very attractive and rare c. 1860 jigsaw puzzle atlas published by Alexandre Delamarche. It consists of a custom box containing six jigsaw puzzle maps: South America, France, Europe, Asia, the World in hemispheres, and North America with the United States. This is the largest puzzle map we have seen, being nearly 50% larger than most other examples in this style. Each map is mounted on a board and dissected as a jigsaw puzzle.
An important and influential first edition first state 1743 map of the North America by the French cartographer Jacques-Nicholas Bellin. Bellin's map covers all of North America from the Arctic to the Spanish Main, including modern day Canada, the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. The map features several interesting annotations throughout.
An extraordinary 1755 Map of the eastern half of North America by Jean-Baptiste Bourguignon d'Anville. The map covers from Newfoundland to St. Augustine, Florida, then westward beyond the Mississippi as far as modern day Texas. In includes both the English colonies along the Atlantic seaboard and French claims in Louisiana (the Mississippi Valley) and modern day Canada. Elevation is rendered in profile with fortifications, towns, and American Indian villages identified.