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  • Vintage ICE ATLAS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions 1946 Folio CLIMATE CHANGE Primary Source by Secretary of the Navy Vintage ICE ATLAS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions 1946 Folio CLIMATE CHANGE Primary Source
    Secretary of the Navy

    ICE ATLAS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions

    Compiled as a guide to Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions in the Northern Hemisphere. Containing a large range of observations and records presented in cartographic form. The charts and other data are arranged in seven geographical sections and the ice is classified according to navigability and seasonality. The wealth of historic information clearly presented in this ice atlas serve as a record of the environmental changes in the Arctic happening right now due to global warming.

    Published by the Hydrographic Office, United States Navy, under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C., 1946. First and only edition. Hardcover, gilt titling and blind-stamped map on…

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    ICE ATLAS OF THE NORTHERN HEMISPHERE Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions

    Compiled as a guide to Arctic Sea and River Ice Conditions in the Northern Hemisphere. Containing a large range of observations and records presented in cartographic form. The charts and other data are arranged in seven geographical sections and the ice is classified according to navigability and seasonality. The wealth of historic information clearly presented in this ice atlas serve as a record of the environmental changes in the Arctic happening right now due to global warming.

    Published by the Hydrographic Office, United States Navy, under the authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C., 1946. First and only edition. Hardcover, gilt titling and blind-stamped map on the front cover, original white plastic comb binding, elephant folio, 24.5" × 24.25", 106 pages, illustrated with 86 color maps, tables and charts. GOOD CONDITION: complete as issued, this very large format atlas has light warping, shelf rubbing, and some staining to the covers, the comb binding has a few broken combs but is holding well, internally, just some light wear, waviness, finger smudges and light signs of use, overall the maps and inner pages are tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Uncommon.

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  • PRINCETON NJ MAPS -TWO LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES - SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS OF PRINCETON 1927 and FRANKLIN SURVEY REAL ESTATE ATLAS OF PRINCETON 1930 PRINCETON NJ MAPS -TWO LARGE FOLIO VOLUMES - SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS OF PRINCETON 1927 and FRANKLIN SURVEY REAL ESTATE ATLAS OF PRINCETON 1930

    REAL ESTATE ATLAS of PRINCETON, N.J. Published by FRANKLIN SURVEY COMPANY, Philadelphia, PA, 1930. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 20x25 inches. Contains 4 double-page linen backed, hand colored maps. VERY GOOD condition, some soiling to the covers, otherwise a solid, bright, clean copy. The maps are very nice, my photos do not do them justice.

    SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS of PRINCETON, NJ. Published by SANBORN MAP COMPANY, Pelham, New York, 1927. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 22x25 inches. Front cover disbound but present (i.e. laid on loosely). Contains 24 large, hand-colored maps, printed on both sides of 12 large leaves. The maps are all dated 1927, when this volume was printed, but there are a few later tipped on and pasted on addendums…

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    REAL ESTATE ATLAS of PRINCETON, N.J. Published by FRANKLIN SURVEY COMPANY, Philadelphia, PA, 1930. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 20x25 inches. Contains 4 double-page linen backed, hand colored maps. VERY GOOD condition, some soiling to the covers, otherwise a solid, bright, clean copy. The maps are very nice, my photos do not do them justice.

    SANBORN INSURANCE MAPS of PRINCETON, NJ. Published by SANBORN MAP COMPANY, Pelham, New York, 1927. Hardcovers, large folio volume, 22x25 inches. Front cover disbound but present (i.e. laid on loosely). Contains 24 large, hand-colored maps, printed on both sides of 12 large leaves. The maps are all dated 1927, when this volume was printed, but there are a few later tipped on and pasted on addendums on the Index map (the first map). FAIR condition, the front cover is disbound as noted above and both covers have soiling, scrapes and water stains; internally the maps all have waviness and stiffness, age toning to the margins, and some offsetting here and there, but remain bright, clean and clear. A nice set of these Princeton Sanborn Insurance maps. As in the other volume, my photos do not do the maps justice.

    These maps of Princeton, New Jersey, have become almost impossible to find. I can't find any held copies of the Franklin Survey Real Estate Atlas of Princeton. Princeton University holds some Sanborn Insurance Maps (see"Sanborn Maps of New Jersey: Princeton").

    About SANBORN MAPS (from the Princeton University website):

    ******The Sanborn Map Company is the oldest mapping company in the United States. Founded in 1866, the company created detailed building maps of cities and towns all across the country, primarily for use by insurance companies. These maps also have been used extensively by local government agencies for over a century in conducting their daily operations efficiently. Approximately 12,000 American cities and towns are chronicled in the company's collection of over one million maps. As a result of its history, the name "Sanborn" has become synonymous with this kind of map. Genealogists, local history buffs, city planners, architects, and countless others have been drawn to the quality of detail found in them.******

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  • MAPS OF THE STREETS OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 & 1820 with 140 MAPS - A Facsimile published by Boston City Register in 1894 by Maps Drawn by John Groves Hales MAPS OF THE STREETS OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 & 1820 with 140 MAPS - A Facsimile published by Boston City Register in 1894
    Maps Drawn by John Groves Hales

    MAPS OF THE STREET-LINES OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 and 1820. DRAWN by John Groves Hales. Published in Facsimile by the Boston City Register, 1894, with new preface and index added.

    BOSTON: Boston City Register; Printed by Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1894.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, front cover titled in gilt, Royal Folio 12.5x20 inches, 285 total pages with approx. 140 maps with descriptions on facing pages (i.e. maps on rectos, descriptions on versos).

    Contains the laid-in folding map "A PLAN OF BOSTON" by Osgood Carleton [1803], and a tipped-in map: "THE TOWN OF BOSTON" undated facsimile originally printed by John Bonner in 1722. (The folding map is often missing from this work.)…

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    MAPS OF THE STREET-LINES OF BOSTON Made For The Selectmen in 1819 and 1820. DRAWN by John Groves Hales. Published in Facsimile by the Boston City Register, 1894, with new preface and index added.

    BOSTON: Boston City Register; Printed by Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1894.

    Hardcovers, brown cloth covered boards, front cover titled in gilt, Royal Folio 12.5x20 inches, 285 total pages with approx. 140 maps with descriptions on facing pages (i.e. maps on rectos, descriptions on versos).

    Contains the laid-in folding map "A PLAN OF BOSTON" by Osgood Carleton [1803], and a tipped-in map: "THE TOWN OF BOSTON" undated facsimile originally printed by John Bonner in 1722. (The folding map is often missing from this work.) Also laid in is a hand drawn map, presumably by a previous owner, titled "this is a rough index to these 16 plates" (plates on odd numbered pages 251-281). Handwritten at the bottom of this drawing is "S.F. Tucker / March 1953", presumably the previous owner's name who drew this map.

    Condition: The rear cover is damaged, with areas of old water-staining and missing cloth; the front cover and spine are in good shape with some small scrapes and wear at the spine ends and corner tips; aside from the damaged rear board the covers are solid, well bound, and doing their job. INTERNALLY, the upper corner area of the pages is wavy, likely from the water spill to the rear cover, the waviness is most prominent on the latter pages and diminishes as the pages proceed to the front until there is just light waviness to the top margin. Fortunately only the inside rear cover and the blank endpapers show significant shorelining, otherwise just some shorelining to the front and top margin here and there; the margins are toned, as normal in my experience; a few pages are soiled at the margins, there is a pea-size coffee-colored stain to the blank margin of some pages, two pages have a quarter size food stain to the bottom corner; two leaves consisting of pages 221/222 and 223/224 have a bottom corner that has stiff creases and closed tears (looks like the book was badly shut on that corner). Despite its flaws the book is complete, with all its maps, including the folding map, and the maps remain bright and clear.

    About JOHN GROVES HALES, the CARTOGRAPHER (from various Internet sources):

    ******John Groves Hales, b.1785 d.1832, was a cartographer, civil engineer, and surveyor active in Massachusetts in the early part of the 19th century. He is considered by some to be one of the most influential and important New England cartographers of the early 19th century. He was born in England around 1785. Around 1810 Hales emigrated to Portsmouth, New Hampshire where he began surveying New England cities and towns using advanced and highly accurate European style trigonometric techniques in sharp contrast to the rod and chain system more commonly used in the United States at the time. His first major cartographic work in the United States is an 1812 map of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Around 1813 he relocated to Boston, Massachusetts. In 1819 he was commissioned by the City of Boston to produce city maps, including a vast large-scale map of Boston, the manuscripts for which survive in the Boston city records. He remained an active surveyor and mapmaker until his death in 1832. Hales is buried in the St. Matthews Episcopal Church in South Boston.******

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  • 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson by Jedidiah Morse 1795 THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS (bound in ONE, as issued) with 2 FOLDING MAPS Philadelphia: Dobson
    Jedidiah Morse

    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as…

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    THE HISTORY OF AMERICA in TWO BOOKS. Containing, (I) A General HISTORY OF AMERICA. (II) A Concise HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION. Extracted from The American Edition of The Encyclopaedia. (Attributed to Jedidiah MORSE.) The TWO BOOKS are published in this ONE VOLUME, as issued.

    PHILADELPHIA: Thomas Dobson, at the Stone House, South Second-Street, 1795. Second Edition (the first edition was published in 1790, also by Thomas Dobson, Philadelphia).

    Hardcovers, full leather covered boards and spine, leather spine label with gilt titling, 4x7 inches, viii + 356 pages.

    Contains the called for TWO FOLDING MAPS: (1) A General Map of North America, 7x8.25 inches, and (2) South America, 7x8.25 inches. The maps are numbered Plate XIV and XV, as they were numbered in the Encyclopedia. Both maps have the name "Scot" printed at the lower right. Robert Scot was a noted Philadelphia engraver who engraved a number of important maps and was an engraver for the U.S. Mint.

    GOOD Condition: The covers are rubbed, worn at the edges and spine ends, and the front cover hinge is split at the top 4 inches but holding. Internally, the pages are lightly age toned, there is just some light foxing here and there throughout, more substantial on the first and last few pages, otherwise the pages are tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.. The two folding maps have white cloth reinforcement to their folds on their blank backsides, have a few edge chips and fold edge closed tears, stiffness at the folds, and some areas of foxing and age toning, but overall are well preserved, bright, and clear. One of the nicer copies of the book that I have seen.

    Book References: Evans 29111. Sabin 50937. Map Reference: Wheat & Brun 701, 51 (Maps and Charts Published in America before 1800).

    Rare 1795 edition with BOTH MAPS as called for.

    About JEDIDIAH MORSE, the acknowledge author (from Wikipedia):

    ******Jedidiah Morse, 1761 d.1826. was a geographer whose textbooks became a staple for students in the United States. He was the father of the telegraphy pioneer and painter Samuel Morse. His textbooks and maps earned him the sobriquet Father of American Geography.******

    About ROBERT SCOT, the maps engraver (from Wikipedia):

    ******Robert Scot, b.1745 d.1823, was a Scottish-American engraver who served as Chief Engraver of the United States Mint from 1793 until his death in 1823. Scot designed the popular and rare Flowing Hair dollar coinage along with the Liberty Cap half cent.

    In 1781 Scot began engraving for Robert Morris, then Superintendent of the Office of Finance of the United States. The paper money that Scot engraved for Morris helped to finance the Siege of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the American Revolution. Shortly after that battle, Major Sebastian Bauman commissioned Robert Scot to engrave a map that illustrated the American victory,

    In 1790 Thomas Dobson began to publish an American Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Robert Scot engraved the largest number of engravings for Dobson's Encyclopedia, including some important maps. The quality of his engravings helped to rapidly expand the publication of illustrated books within the United States.******

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  • 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP by SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR 1850 LOUISIANA SWAMP and OVERFLOWED LANDS SURVEY with FOLD-OPEN MAP
    SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR

    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The…

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    REPORT of the ACTING SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR Relative to the SWAMP AND OVERFLOWED LANDS IN LOUISIANA.

    Publisher: [Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 1850].

    Disbound report, 8 pages plus folding map. The text pages are 5.5x9 inches. The lithograph map opens to 18x17 inches (46x43 cm). The map is dated Oct. 18th, 1949. It shows the State of Louisiana in sections, labeled based on township claims, proposed survey, etc.

    Condition: The pages are disbound, complete but loose (i.e. laid on top of one another), though the leaf consisting of pages 7/8 is still attached to the fold-open map; the pages are foxed and have some edge creases and small edge chips; the printing remains clear and bright throughout. The MAP is nice, just a bit of foxing, a couple small edge chips, and some creasing at the left margin. It is suitable for framing, imho.

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  • 1868-1869 PORTOBELLO ROAD / PORTOBELLO ESTATE, LONDON - 62 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES with PLAT MAPS by CHARLES HENRY BLAKE, John Parson, Henry Bessemer, The Freehold Securities Company, The Land And House Investment Society, et al 1868-1869 PORTOBELLO ROAD / PORTOBELLO ESTATE, LONDON - 62 ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES with PLAT MAPS
    CHARLES HENRY BLAKE, John Parson, Henry Bessemer, The Freehold Securities Company, The Land And House Investment Society, et al

    SIXTY-TWO (62) ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES relating to the PORTOBELLO ESTATE / PORTOBELLO ROAD AREA in NOTTING HILL, LONDON, accompanied with 62 HAND DRAWN COLOR PLAT MAPS, a CONVEYANCE and LEASE SCHEDULES. ALL are SIGNED by various notable individuals. These important real estate transactions took place in 1868 and 1869. Bound in hard covers.

    The main SELLER of the properties was CHARLES HENRY BLAKE and the main BUYERS were THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, JOHN PARSON, and THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Sixty-one of the 62 indentures were transactions where C. H. Blake was the seller. Other individuals named in the indentures and conveyance include HENRY BESSEMER, Henry Hyde, William Honeywood, William Burchell the Younger, and other wealthy, movers and…

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    SIXTY-TWO (62) ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INDENTURES relating to the PORTOBELLO ESTATE / PORTOBELLO ROAD AREA in NOTTING HILL, LONDON, accompanied with 62 HAND DRAWN COLOR PLAT MAPS, a CONVEYANCE and LEASE SCHEDULES. ALL are SIGNED by various notable individuals. These important real estate transactions took place in 1868 and 1869. Bound in hard covers.

    The main SELLER of the properties was CHARLES HENRY BLAKE and the main BUYERS were THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, JOHN PARSON, and THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Sixty-one of the 62 indentures were transactions where C. H. Blake was the seller. Other individuals named in the indentures and conveyance include HENRY BESSEMER, Henry Hyde, William Honeywood, William Burchell the Younger, and other wealthy, movers and shakers of the day. Frank Richardson, Solicitor for both The Freehold Securities Company and The Land And House Investment Society, signed many of the indentures as a witness.

    The indentures and conveyance are bound in a book that was presumably made to hold them. Hardcovers, textured cloth covered boards with leather spine and corners, five raised spine bands, gilt title "PORTOBELLO ESTATE" on the front cover, 10x15 inches (25x38 cm), 147 pages (74 leaves). The indentures are all printed on watermarked laid paper.

    The first item is a long manuscript CONVEYANCE titled: "PORTOBELLO ESTATE In the parish of Saint Mary Abbott Kensington in the County of Middlesex - Copy of the CONVEYANCE of the above property to HENRY BESSEMER ESQUIRE and of the LEASES for which said property is subject". The INDENTURE that is part of the Conveyance is dated the 16th day of December 1869. It is 21 pages long and includes a FULL PAGE HAND COLORED PLAT MAP showing the properties on Golbourne (Golborne) Road between Portobello Road and Wornington Road, and a LEASE SCHEDULE that fully describes each parcel. Numerous signatures at the end of the Indenture / Conveyance.

    The subsequent 61 INDENTURES are between CHARLES HENRY BLAKE of Stanley Crescent, Notting Hill, in the County of Middlesex, and either JOHN PARSON, or THE FREEHOLD SECURITIES COMPANY LIMITED, or THE LAND AND HOUSE INVESTMENT SOCIETY. Nineteen are dated in 1868, the others in 1869.

    Each Indenture has a hand drawn plat map of the property in question, all presumably part of the Portobello Estate. Most of the indentures are 2 pages long, some longer.

    Condition: The covers have some old water staining / shorelining, scrapes, rubs, and general wear; the gilt title "Portobello Estate" is rubbed; else the covers are solid and doing their job well. The front and rear endpapers are recent. The bound in indentures have gray and brown stains, substantial on many of the pages, present on all the pages. Perhaps these are ink blotter stains, or offsetting from where these indentures were originally stored, or simply caused by unstable ink and colors, I do not know. The good news is that the manuscript writing is FULLY VISIBLE AND LEGIBLE beneath all the stains. The first two leaves have a 2x2.5 inch (5x7 cm) area of tearing, mostly in the blank spine gutter area but affecting some text words. The tears could be archivally repaired. The first two leaves, and a couple other pages, have a pea size hole that affects some letters. There is 1/2 inch (1 cm) of worming to the bottom blank margin of the last 3 leaves. The last leaf has a quarter (the U.S. coin) size hole in its center affecting some words. This last leaf is blank on the verso, so the affected words are only on the recto.

    An incredible group of important historic indentures with plat maps showing the Victorian Era property sales of the PORTOBELLO ESTATE that led to the development of the fashionable PORTOBELLO ROAD / NOTTING HILL region of London that we know today.

    This archive of PORTOBELLO ROAD indentures belongs in a museum, imho.

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  • NATIONAL ATLAS OF SENEGAL with 65 LARGE COLOR MAPS 1977 by Collaboration of 40 French and Senegalese professors and researchers NATIONAL ATLAS OF SENEGAL with 65 LARGE COLOR MAPS 1977
    Collaboration of 40 French and Senegalese professors and researchers

    ATLAS NATIONAL DU SENEGAL.

    PARIS: Institut Géographique National (National Geography Institute), 1977. TEXT IN FRENCH.

    LARGE FORMAT ATLAS with 65 COLOR MAP PLATES with FACING PAGES OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT; cloth covered boards, bound with 3 brass studs,16x21 inches (40x54.5 cm); 147 pages.

    The atlas was created through the collaboration of forty French and Senegalese professors and researchers.

    Condition: Lacking 3 prelim leaves (blank prelim, half-title, and title-page), otherwise complete with all 65 maps fully collated. The covers are frayed at the top of the spine, have a bit of wear to the corner tips, a very light stain to the upper front corner area, and a slight vertical crease to the front panel. Internally the pages are very nice, bright,…

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    ATLAS NATIONAL DU SENEGAL.

    PARIS: Institut Géographique National (National Geography Institute), 1977. TEXT IN FRENCH.

    LARGE FORMAT ATLAS with 65 COLOR MAP PLATES with FACING PAGES OF DESCRIPTIVE TEXT; cloth covered boards, bound with 3 brass studs,16x21 inches (40x54.5 cm); 147 pages.

    The atlas was created through the collaboration of forty French and Senegalese professors and researchers.

    Condition: Lacking 3 prelim leaves (blank prelim, half-title, and title-page), otherwise complete with all 65 maps fully collated. The covers are frayed at the top of the spine, have a bit of wear to the corner tips, a very light stain to the upper front corner area, and a slight vertical crease to the front panel. Internally the pages are very nice, bright, clean, clear and unmarked.

    This large Senegalese Atlas with its 65 maps is scarce.

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  • 37 SACRAMENTO PLAT MAPS of FREEPORT MANOR, VICTORY ACRES and GOLF COURSE TERRACE by CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S OFFICE 37 SACRAMENTO PLAT MAPS of FREEPORT MANOR, VICTORY ACRES and GOLF COURSE TERRACE
    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S OFFICE

    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S MAP BOOK. Book 35, for the neighborhoods of Freeport Manor, Victory Acres, Fuller Town, and Golf Course Terrace.

    Contains 37 Plat Maps, each 11x17 inches. The plats are 2-hole punched at their left side and bound with a metal bracket into flexible brown covers. There is a label on the front cover that states UNIT COPY 35.

    The first two maps are heavily blued but the map and information is still visible with a bit of concentration, a few other maps are starting to turn blue but remain sharp and clear, the rest of the maps are yellow with toning at the margins and are bright, sharp and clear.

    Published by the City of Sacramento Assessor's…

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    CITY OF SACRAMENTO ASSESSOR'S MAP BOOK. Book 35, for the neighborhoods of Freeport Manor, Victory Acres, Fuller Town, and Golf Course Terrace.

    Contains 37 Plat Maps, each 11x17 inches. The plats are 2-hole punched at their left side and bound with a metal bracket into flexible brown covers. There is a label on the front cover that states UNIT COPY 35.

    The first two maps are heavily blued but the map and information is still visible with a bit of concentration, a few other maps are starting to turn blue but remain sharp and clear, the rest of the maps are yellow with toning at the margins and are bright, sharp and clear.

    Published by the City of Sacramento Assessor's Office. There is a small date at the bottom of a few maps with the date "8-72" and one with the date "8-71", so I would assume these maps are mostly from August 1972.

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  • EARLY CHARTS & MAPS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851 Fine Printing Limited Edition 1/500 w/ 59 PLATES EARLY CHARTS & MAPS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851 Fine Printing Limited Edition 1/500 w/ 59 PLATES

    EARLY CHARTS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851, by Peter Bromley Maling.

    FINE PRINTING, LARGE FORMAT, LIMITED EDITION. This is copy 21 of only 500 copies, as stated in the limitation statement at the bottom of the last page.

    Contains 59 PLATES of MAPS, CHARTS and DIAGRAMS of NEW ZEALAND and the surrounding area (e.g. Antarctica), as seen by explorers from the 16th to 19th century. The maps are amazing.

    Large Format Book in Slipcase, 11x15.5 inches, 136 pages including the 59 plates of maps. Laid in is the original prospectus, a large single-fold sheet to make 4 pages, and a facsimile 1798 color map of New Zealand.

    Published by A. H. and A. W. REED, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia,…

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    EARLY CHARTS OF NEW ZEALAND 1542-1851, by Peter Bromley Maling.

    FINE PRINTING, LARGE FORMAT, LIMITED EDITION. This is copy 21 of only 500 copies, as stated in the limitation statement at the bottom of the last page.

    Contains 59 PLATES of MAPS, CHARTS and DIAGRAMS of NEW ZEALAND and the surrounding area (e.g. Antarctica), as seen by explorers from the 16th to 19th century. The maps are amazing.

    Large Format Book in Slipcase, 11x15.5 inches, 136 pages including the 59 plates of maps. Laid in is the original prospectus, a large single-fold sheet to make 4 pages, and a facsimile 1798 color map of New Zealand.

    Published by A. H. and A. W. REED, Wellington, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, 1969.

    Nice New Zealand Association. Copy of H. Gary Tonks, with his name and address written in the upper corner of the title page "H.G. Tonks / Mataitai / Wellington / Oct 1969". H. Gary Tonks has written a number of books about New Zealand, Wellington, and the Tonks family. The Tonks were an important part of the early development of Wellington, New Zealand.

    Condition:

    NEAR FINE book, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A beautiful copy. In a GOOD slipcase that is scraped at the spine, and has some rubs and light soiling, but is solid and doing its job well. A lovely copy of this rare book and its slipcase.

    The laid in Prospectus has been folded horizontally, is foxed at the margins and has coffee cup ring stains on its back panel. The laid-in map has a light stain to its upper left margin. They are not often found with the book.

    Only 500 copies of this book were produced. This is a lovely early copy, #21, with a nice association to the Tonks of Wellington, New Zealand.

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  • 1901 Original SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners 1901 Original SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK over 700 MAPS of LOTS, BLOCKS, PARCELS Real Estate of Mission District, Western Addition, Richmond, Sunset District, etc. w/ Names of Owners

    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, Mission, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract and Horner's Addition.

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1901.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1901.

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "It is with pardonable price that the publishers issue this, the second edition of the San Francisco Block Book. The first edition is long since exhausted...The present publication contains nearly twice the amount of data as appeared in the first edition, and all the maps, over 700, have been enlarged to double the size...The former edition comprised the Fifty Vara…

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    THE SAN FRANCISCO BLOCK BOOK: Comprising Fifty Vara Survey, One Hundred Vara Survey, Mission, Western Addition, Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract and Horner's Addition.

    Showing SIZE OF LOTS AND BLOCKS and NAMES OF OWNERS, compiled from Latest Official Records. OCTOBER, 1901.

    Published by The Hicks-Judd Company, Publishers, San Francisco, California, October, 1901.

    From the introductory "To Subscribers" page: "It is with pardonable price that the publishers issue this, the second edition of the San Francisco Block Book. The first edition is long since exhausted...The present publication contains nearly twice the amount of data as appeared in the first edition, and all the maps, over 700, have been enlarged to double the size...The former edition comprised the Fifty Vara and One Hundred Vara Surveys, Western Addition and Mission. The present work in addition to the foregoing contains in full the Richmond District, Sunset District, Flint Tract, Horner's Addition, and a few other tracts. The paper is of the finest quality made especially for this work with a view to strength. The work was produced in the establishment of The Hicks-Judd Company...a volume unequaled in value as a reference book to San Francisco real estate. / San Francisco, October, 1901."

    LARGE FORMAT HARDCOVER BOOK, leather spine and corners with pebbled cloth covered boards, gilt titling to spine, marbled endpapers, 10x13.5 inches. Pagination: [i-iii] title page and "To Subscribers" page, [iv]-xvii Index MAPS, xviii-xx blank pages for notes, 34-730 MAPS, 731-736 blank pages for notes. Complete, as issued. The book is thick and heavy.

    GOOD condition: The covers are worn at the spine folds including 2 inches of splitting at the top of the spine folds and 1.5 inches of splitting at the bottom of the spine folds, the spine leather is rubbed, the covers are worn at the corners and edges, still the covers are sturdy, doing their job well, and attractive in a Harry Potter Hogwarts Library fashion. Internally, there are a couple edge chips here and there, the upper hinge is splitting for an inch or so at a few places, overall the inner pages are very nice, tight, bright, clean, clear and unmarked. A solid, nice copy.

    INTERNATIONAL BUYERS PLEASE NOTE: This book is large, thick and heavy and will require substantial additional shipping charges. After placing your order you will be notified of the additional charges and be able to accept or reject them before your payment is processed. Or you can contact us ahead of time to find out the shipping charge to your country. Thanks.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map LIEN-YUN CHIANG China East Coast 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. China East Coast LIEN-YUN CHIANG. From a Japanese survey in 1938. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Revised Edition 1968, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through Feb. 1972. GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 94281 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42" 1972 Soundings Map APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA Japan Naikai Inland Sea Hiroshima Wan 30x42"

    SOUNDINGS MAP in Fathoms. JAPAN NAIKAI (Inland Sea) HIROSHIMA WAN - APPROACHES TO HIROSHIMA. From Japanese surveys to 1947, with additions from Japanese Charts to 1963. 30x42 inches. Published by the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office under the Authority of the Secretary of the Navy, Washington D.C. Third Edition 1970, with an added ink stamp at the bottom noting changes through 1972. "Reproduction of Chinese Chart No. 341A, edition of Mar. 1969, with minor modifications in accordance with agreement of 1968 between the Republic of China Naval Hydrographic Office and the U.S. Naval Oceanographic Office." GOOD condition. Folded, just lightly used. The map number 97269 is written on the blank backside. Will be shipped rolled in a sturdy mailing tube.

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  • CAPRAROLA, ITALY Large Format Illustrated HISTORICAL ATLAS Published ROME 1986 by Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI CAPRAROLA, ITALY Large Format Illustrated HISTORICAL ATLAS Published ROME 1986
    Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI

    CAPRAROLA (VITERBO) : Lazio 1. Volume One of the Historic Atlases of Italy created under the Direction of Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI. Published by Multigrafica Editrice, Roma (Rome), Italia (Italy), 1986. LARGE FORMAT ATLAS, softcovers, 12x16 inches, 56 pages plus an Index at the end. TEXT mainly in ITALIAN, with some French and English as well. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with vintage photographs, maps, and drawings. Condition: The covers are

    sunned especially at the spine and margins as is fairly normal for this atlas (please see photo), the upper corner of the covers and inner pages is creased / bent, otherwise a solid copy with inner pages that are nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Caprarola is a town and…

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    CAPRAROLA (VITERBO) : Lazio 1. Volume One of the Historic Atlases of Italy created under the Direction of Enrico GUIDONI and Giulia PETRUCCI. Published by Multigrafica Editrice, Roma (Rome), Italia (Italy), 1986. LARGE FORMAT ATLAS, softcovers, 12x16 inches, 56 pages plus an Index at the end. TEXT mainly in ITALIAN, with some French and English as well. Beautifully ILLUSTRATED THROUGHOUT with vintage photographs, maps, and drawings. Condition: The covers are

    sunned especially at the spine and margins as is fairly normal for this atlas (please see photo), the upper corner of the covers and inner pages is creased / bent, otherwise a solid copy with inner pages that are nice, tight, bright, clean and unmarked. Caprarola is a town and comune in the province of Viterbo, in the Lazio region of central Italy. The village is situated in a range of volcanic hills known as the Cimini Mounts.

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  • 1928 TOBIN MAPS 1978 50TH ANNIVERSARY - 22 MAPS Signed & Inscribed LIMITED 1/500 by R.L.B. TOBIN, Tobin Surveys, Tobin Maps, 1928 TOBIN MAPS 1978 50TH ANNIVERSARY - 22 MAPS Signed & Inscribed LIMITED 1/500
    R.L.B. TOBIN, Tobin Surveys, Tobin Maps,

    1928 TOBIN MAPS 1978 50TH ANNIVERSARY, compiled and edited by R.L.B. TOBIN (Robert Lynn Batts Tobin). SIGNED and INSCRIBED by R.L.B. TOBIN on a blank prelim page in the year of publication: "For Gibbo / Who was there so much / of the time! / Ever / R.L.B.T. / 1978". Published and Printed by TOBIN SURVEYS, San Antonio Texas, 1978. LIMITED EDITION of ONLY 500 COPIES. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "The Twentieth of December, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Eight. / Of this edition there have been but five hundred copies prepared." A gathering of rare maps from the TOBIN MAP COLLECTION, including some of the first printed maps, maps of high historic importance, and maps created by TOBIN…

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    1928 TOBIN MAPS 1978 50TH ANNIVERSARY, compiled and edited by R.L.B. TOBIN (Robert Lynn Batts Tobin). SIGNED and INSCRIBED by R.L.B. TOBIN on a blank prelim page in the year of publication: "For Gibbo / Who was there so much / of the time! / Ever / R.L.B.T. / 1978". Published and Printed by TOBIN SURVEYS, San Antonio Texas, 1978. LIMITED EDITION of ONLY 500 COPIES. From the Colophon Page (the last page): "The Twentieth of December, Nineteen Hundred and Seventy-Eight. / Of this edition there have been but five hundred copies prepared." A gathering of rare maps from the TOBIN MAP COLLECTION, including some of the first printed maps, maps of high historic importance, and maps created by TOBIN SURVEYS itself showing Texas and the Gulf States. (Tobin Surveys was unique in the cartography industry based on its extensive map coverage of States bordering the Gulf Coast, especially Texas.) From the Introduction: "MAPS: A FAMILY SCRAPBOOK. The choice has been arbitrary, the collection seemingly promiscuous, but the affection is genuine in the bringing together of how we have looked at our small part of the universe." R. L. B. Tobin. Soft brown card covers, front cover titled in gilt and blind embossed with a Western Hemisphere map, plastic spiral binding with gold colored spirals, 11x13" oblong. Contains 22 MAPS each on its own leaf, including 6 that fold-open, 3 that are tipped on, 1 that consists of rotating parts, and 1 that has a printed glassine overlay. Most of the maps have a cover leaf that is primarily blank and protective but does contain a brief description of the map. Condition: The front cover is sunned and has a silver dollar size stain to its spine margin that shows through to the backside of the front cover but no further, it does NOT show at all on any of the inner pages; the rear cover is creased at its bottom front corner and has some edge wear including a 1/2" closed edge tear; nonetheless the covers are solid and doing their job well. Internally the pages are Near Fine - tight, bright, clean and unmarked. All the maps are lovely and brilliant, each is suitable for framing. This LIMITED EDITION ANNIVERSARY EDITION of TOBIN MAPS is SCARCE, especially so SIGNED and INSCRIBED by the late President of Tobin Surveys, the Wonderful Philanthropist, R.L.B. Tobin. About R.L.B. TOBIN (from the L.A. Times obituary, April 29, 2000): ******Robert Lynn Batts Tobin, 66, nationally known art collector and patron of the arts. Born in San Antonio, he was the son of Earl Gardiner Tobin, a World War I pilot who went on to found an aerial mapping company. The firm, which became known worldwide for its pioneering mapping techniques using aerial photography, was the only one of its kind through much of the 1930s and '40s. When Earl Tobin died in a plane crash in the early 1950s, Robert, then 19 and a sophomore at the University of Texas, took over the firm. He led it to unprecedented growth before selling it in 1998. At the age of 20, Tobin held the post of president of the Children's Service Bureau in San Antonio and was a staunch supporter of serving the needs of the city's poor. He was an inveterate collector with tastes that included opera, stage design, theater, art, architecture and books. His vast collection of theater designs, which he contributed last year to the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, included two and three-dimensional costume and set designs and the original Broadway production designs from "My Fair Lady," "South Pacific" and "West Side Story." Tobin's interest in opera led him to become a benefactor of the Metropolitan and Santa Fe operas. In 1995, he donated $1 million to the capital fund to renovate the Santa Fe Opera's amphitheater and grounds.******

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