Maps & Cartography
Washington, DC: Printed by A. Boyd Hamilton, 1852. First edition. Folio; (2), 159 pp., printed on rectos only. Three large folding maps, backed with linen. Original three-quarter calf, brown boards, gilt spine lettering, rebacked, with original spine laid down. VG, boards rubbed, particularly at spine and corners. Some scattered foxing. Ink notation on title page: "This book corrected and revised for M.G. Emery, Alderman 4th Ward by W. Forsyth, Surveyor, 10th Feb. 1857." Facing the title page is a handwritten list of squares added or corrected, 32 squares in total. Elaborate cartographic survey of the District. Shelve in Case #1.
Leipzig: Karl Baedeker, Publisher, 1914. Sixth revised edition. 12mo; G-/no-DJ; Red spine with gold text; Boards have moderate wear along spine edges and at fore corners, exteriors have minor scratching and lightly sunned; Text block shows slight moisture stain at head edges with some wear due to age and handling but still intact with good binding; pp 648.
Philadelphia: R. H. Baist, 1938-1965. Elephant Folios, 4 volumes; VG-; 1/2 bound in maroon cloth with mustard cloth boards; hardcover, some wear. Contents very good. 141 detailed maps, based on surveys conducted by Baist's employees, showing not only major landmarks and government buildings, but the location of nearly every structure in Washington, including houses color coded by the type of material used to build their exteriors; Title information mounted on pastedown, index on ffep; extremely scarce, the only copies on sale at the time of listing; extremely heavy, please contact for accurate shipping costs; AS consignment; shelved poster bin.
London: Macmillan and Co. 1867. First Edition. Octavo, 596pp.; VG; spine black with eight pairs of horizontal gilt lines, writing in gilt, spine has slight cracking, top and bottom fraying; top corners of cover frayed; text block faded red; text clear; minor shelfwear; maps and plates present and in excellent condition; has the printing error denoting the first edition, the Coor is on 213 not page 225 as stated in the list of illustrations; shelved case 9.
Moscow: Glav. uprav. geodezii i kartografii pri Sovete Ministrov SSSR, 1959. Three volume ephemera edition. Three volumes, quarto, each volume a staple-bound individual gathering. Each volume good with no dust jacket. Notable age-toning to wrappers. For each volume, owner markings in Russian to top corner of front wrapper. Color prints of each volume generally clean and free of markings, though each volume exhibits some age-toning. Volume 1 to 16pp, volume 2 to 12pp, volume 3 to 21pp. Text of the maps for each volume in Russian. Shelved in ephemera box F.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1964. first limited edition (400 copies). Tall folio in 3/4 orange and yellow hardcovers with beige cloth spine and brown letters; VG; printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; contains 37 plates with folded colored maps on rice paper; in good condition; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
London, New York, Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1942. 12mo; G-/Fair; Light green spine with black text; Dust jacket has 1 inch open tear at top of spine and frays along edges, age toned corners, price clipped front flap and lightly rubbed exteriors; Boards have sunned spine with lightly sunned planks, light wear along edges, otherwise is sturdy; Text block is generally age toned, but unmarked; Cracking between pp 80-81; pp 140.
Amsterdam: Chez George Gallet, 1703. First Illustrated French Edition. folio, , 556 pages, ; VG; 3/4 bound with brown leather spine, black leather label with gilt lettering, marbled boards; newly repaired, with new spine, previous marbled boards preserved; rubbing and shelfwear to boards, edges worn; mild foxing throughout; half-title and engraved frontispiece; small pen writing in upper fore corner of title page; complete collation, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4; with 16 folding plates, 16 single plates, 39 black and white plates embedded within text, and 3 color plates embedded within text; plate 1 is folded in such a way that it slightly sticks out the fore edge, and as such the vertical crease is torn along the lower half; full title continues: et de quelques autres adjacentes ; dont les principales sont Chypre, Rhodes, Candie, Samos, Chio, Negrepont, Lemnos, Paros, Delos, Patmos, avec un grand nombre d'autres. Comprenant leurs noms, leur situation, leurs villes, leurs châteaux, l'histoire tant ancienne que moderne de leurs habitants ; leur gouvernement, les révolutions qui y sont arrivés, les plantes, animaux, &c. qui s'y trouvent.; shelved case 4.
New York: The Fairfax Press, 1983. Reprint. Folio; VG/G; Red spine with blue & white text; Dust jacket has moderately rubbed exterior with tears at tail spine edge; Boards have slightly sunned head edge with light wear on panels, slight mare on rear, but otherwise clean with strong panels; Text block has slightly age toned exterior edges with unmarked pages and tight binding; pp 29 with 821 maps, 106 engravings and 209 drawings. Additional shipping may be necessary due to size/weight restrictions for international/expedited orders.
Washington DC: Post Office Department, 1866-1867. First. Two canvas-backed maps of the United states folded into a brown leather slipcase. Case has some light scuffing and wear at the edges and to the gilt lettering; Some light tearing to edges and folds of map, hand colored; Color still very vibrant on all maps. Two folded maps indicate postal routes through New England. Though the maps were made in 1866, it appears that they were updated in 1867; The outer box credits Amos Kendall, but that may be because the set was given to him, as the Postmaster General at the time was William Dennison, and he is credited on the maps themselves. VERY scarce, especially in this condition. Shelved in Case 1.
London: Printed and are to be sold by W. Taylor, 1721. Second Edition. 4to., 797pp.,  tables and index; VG; bound in polished calf, paneled spine with gilt tooling, label with gilt lettering, mostly worn off; joints weak, some scratches to boards, general rubbing and wear; two bookplates on front pastedown, one from Henry Duke of Kent, 1733, the other Thomas Philip, Earl de Grey, Wrest Park; some scattered ink splatter on page 351 that bleeds through onto 353, text legible; folding plates on pages 1, 215, 476 present and in excellent condition; Numerous mispagination, including p. 447-472 omitted; consignment; shelved case 4.
Lisbon, Portugal: Commisão Nacional para as Comemorações dos Descobrimentos Portugueses: Finantia, 1991. Elephant folio, unpaginated. Hardcover with dust jacket in VG/VG condition. Bumping and shelf-wear. Dust jacket is encased in a protective mylar covering. Light surface scratches to dust jacket. Faint age-toning to margins of text. Mild creasing to front paste down endpage and throughout text. Binding is sturdy. NOTE: Due to size of item, additional shipping fees may apply. Shelve: FRONT TABLE Spine is textless and red orange.
Boulder, Colorado: Geological Society of America, 1985. Anthology. Included books and maps in very good condition. Sun fading and occasional tears to several of the paper wrappers that store the folded maps. Nevertheless, the maps themselves remain clean and bright. Comprises 67 volumes and 25 maps. In addition to the accompanying maps, many volumes include multiple plates. Collection includes many regional map sheets with accompanying text. PLEASE NOTE that due to the number of these volumes and their respective weight that special shipping arrangements are required.
Istanbul: Historical Research Foundation: Istanbul Research Center, 1988. First Edition Thus. Small folio; [455pp];903pp; VG/none; full gray paper-covered boards gilt; ribbon markers; color illustrated cartographic endpapers; gift sticker front paste-downs, else very good; volumes one and two [only] of four. Lavishly illustrated with color maps and charts. [Spines; black letters on gray].
Philadelphia PA: Franklin Survey Company, 1943. First. Elephant Folio; VG-; Three quarter leather binding; Gilt lettering on spine, leather title with gilt lettering on front board; Wear to leather spine, some missing leather and fraying at corners and head/tail of spine; Cloth boards are faded, with some rubbing; Plat maps separated by cloth tabs with gilt numbers (1-34, Street, Sub-div, Index, Utility); Interior in great shape, all colors bright, minor wear to the text block edges and light toning; 34 double page plates backed by linen; Extremely scarce item. Shelved in Poster Bin; NOTE: Book is heavy, please contact us for international and priority shipping;.
New York: Printed by Edmunt Blunt, 1812. Seventh Edition. 8vo., 311pp., 63pp. appendix, 10pp ads; VG; spine paneled brown leather with a red label and gilt lettering; brown leather boards have moderate wear, including rubbing and scratches, bumping to corners, lower hinge on front board splitting; some foxing and age-toning to pages, mild scattered water marks; some pages pressed slightly askew; ads for Blunts on both pastedowns, page 179/180; page 187 has two lines crossed out; has 14 plates, four of which are folded; includes a foldout map of The Bay Of Chesapeake From Its Entrance To Baltimore, including part of Washington DC, just 21 years after its founding; TG consignment; shelved case 1.
Los Angeles, CA: University of California Press, 1969. US Printing. 8vo. VG/G+. wide panoramic illustration in color illlustrates the DJ rear, spine and jacket front with thick off white glossy footer extending panel-wide. severely abraded tip, some chipped away, close to large closed tears and black titling followed by uppercase black author upon mulitcolor illustration and blue publisher in italics on ivory tail end. front and rear jacket panel have large closed tears, slim but age-toned inner flaps. plum clothbound HB, gilt-stamped titling, pushed in ends and lightly worn corners. gold medallion stamped into front panel. salmon and brown matching illustrated endsheets. clear text interior, many numbered b/w images as figures within the chapters. thick sturdy boards. purple tinted head-edge. 235 pp.
Naples: Banco Di Napoli, 1985. folio, unpaginated; VG-; spine brown leather with gilt lettering; 1/4 bound with cream paper boards; head partially split, leather on rear board damaged; some bumping; text block clean; within is a folio sized pamphlet supplement; heavy, please contact for shipping; shelved above front case.
The Book Club of California, 1950. first limited edition (375 copies). small folio in black and red hardcovers with red leatherette spine and gold letters; VG; printed on thick parchment paper with deckle edges; contains historical accounts of the exploration; 29 maps of the San Francisco Bay, and 9 maps of the Town of San Francisco, including larger folded maps; in good condition; pp. 140; shelved in Case # 11; please contact us for shipping costs.
Philadelphia: G.M. Hopkins, 1877. First edition. Folio, 72pp. Hardcover without jacket as issued. Bumping and shelf-wear. Half-bound leather and illustrated cloth boards. Heavy rubbing and abrasions to corners of boards. Hinges cracked. Insect damage to last few pages of text and endpapers. Foxing to endpapers and occasionally throughout text, infrequently affecting margins of maps only. Boards gently bowed. Good copy only. Shelve: Shelved above case 0 Spine is black and textless.
Netherlands: Lausanne / Amsterdam, Sequioa / Elsevier, 1966. Facsimile Edition. Elephant folio (22" x 13.5"), unpaginated; VG; spine paneled light brown leather with title and name of author in gilt on black and red title labels;gilt vignette of a coat of arms stamped on front board; some wear to spine gilt; text in Dutch; tan cloth slipcase with the same coat of arms as front cover of book stamped on front in gilt; some wear to slipcase, especially at corners and edges; 32 colored plates, most of maps, that span a double page; heavy, please contact for shipping costs; shelved above mythology.
New York: Arno Press, 1969 . Facsimile reprints [including maps]. VOLS. 1-7: 8vos., VG/no DJs; HCs, green cloth boards with gold lettering to spines and front boards; bumping to head and tail of spines, particularly to tail of Vol. 1; mild shelfwear to text-blocks, e.g., age-toning to top edges of text-blocks; frontispieces; VOL. 8: pamphlet with all 54 maps (facsimile reprints) housed in green cloth-covered clam-shell case (moderate shelfwear to case); pamphlet and maps in VG+ condition; second printing of De Voto's introduction [orig. 1953]; shelved above Literary Criticism/Hardcover Fiction.
London, Melbourne and Toronto: J. M. Dent & Sons Ltd. 1982. Quarto, 314 pages. Hard cover with dust jacket. Very good. Inscribed by former owner on the half-title page. Tight binding. Text is clean and unmarked. Neat and clean boards. Light shelf wear to dust jacket; still very good and wrapped in protective brodart. red spine with text in yellow and blue. Shelve in Geography.
Lugduni Batavorum [Leiden]: Apud Elzevirios, 1641. 16mo; 352, 70 pp., two folded illustrations. Contemporary vellum. Very good; vellum soiled and age-discolored; front hinge and front endpaper starting; title page loose; penciled notes on front pastedown. This work is considered the first comprehensive modern geography. Text in Latin. Shelved in Case #3.
Philadelphia: George H. Beans, 1928. first limited edition (112 of 500 copies). Thin folio in brown hard covers with brown letters on a beige frame; VG; spine covered with dark brown tape; covers with moderate shelf wear around edges; bookstore tiny sticker inside front cover; thick paper slightly faded with text in large print; 4 photographs on thin paper; contains pages on the fourth voyage of Columbus; pp. 30; shelved in room 12.
Jerusalem: Weidenfeld and Nicolson Jerusalem, 1973. Quarto; VG/VG-; White spine with brown illustration of a city, black and orange text. DJ has general shelf wear, edge war, sticker residue on spine; Boards have bumping to corners, light rubbing to edges, apart from that, clean, binding strong; Textblock has minor wear to fore edge, pp 209 has some finger marks, otherwise, clean, free of underlining/highlighting; pp 211; May require extra pricing for shipping international.
Pennsylvania: American Canal and Transportation Center, 1990. Combined Edition. Reprint; Octavo; VG/no-DJ (paperback); Spine white with black text; Boards have general edge wear, label on front paste-down, rubbing to corners and head/tail of spine, joints and hinges are strong; Text block has minimal signs of handling, content is clear; pp 226.
San Francisco: The Book Club of California, 1942. first limited edition (300 copies); signed. Tall folio in light beige cloth hardcovers with dark beige spine; orange letters on spine; VG; printed on parchment paper; author's dedication to Caroline Wenzel, and signature on front end page; contains 26 folded maps on thin paper, some colored; pp. 149; in good condition; this is an Association copy; shelved above Case # 2; please contact us for shipping costs.