Established 1976  


Gallery: Catalog/List 101

LIST 101 – HOLIDAY 2016

Hours are by appointment. A joyous holiday season to all!


Click to enlarge  1. ILN, Christmas-Eve: Putting Up the Holly And Mistletoe... London, December 22, 1855. 7 x 9. Color. VG. Grandma sticks to her knitting before a cozy fire while the kids arrange greens around the mantle. $75.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  2. Harper's Weekly, Hauling Home The Christmas Boughs. NY, December 29, 1866. 9 x 12¾. Color. VG. Four young lads lead an equally young team of oxen with a sled filled with greenery gathered in the nearby woods. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  3. Gibson, The Maiden And The Mistletoe A Soliloquy. NY, 1898. 8½ x 5. Touches of hand color, VG. Young lady in a quandary: "Now if I hang you over this dark corner, he won't see you; and if I hang you in the light, he won't dare." $45.00 [details]


Click to enlarge  4. [World] Morden, A New Map of the World... London, circa 1700. 3½ x 6. Color. VG. Charming miniature double-hemisphere with California as an Island. Corners are embellished with putti representing the seasons. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  5.Fortune, World Energy. A Map by Buckminster Fuller. NY, February, 1940. 13¾ x 11. Color. VG. Designed by the famed architect and inventor and executed by artist Philip Ragan, the map compares population and energy usage. Europe, Asia and Africa are above North America in this unusual projection. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  6. Wilkinson, A Map of the United States with Part of the Adjoining Provinces... London, circa 1800. 8½ x 10½. Original color. VG. Many Indian tribes are located in the south and in the "Western Territories" which encompasses everything west of Pennsylvania to the Mississippi River. Names Tennessee. Attractive color. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  7. [Gulf Coast] Fortune, Gulf Oil. NY, Oct. 1937. 13¼ x 21½. Color. VG. Pictorial map by Richard Eades Harrison, illustrating distribution of oil by pipelines. With inset maps of the Venezuelan coast and of the hemisphere. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  8. [Cape Cod, New England] Van der Aa, ‘noorder Gedeelte van Virginia. Door Bartholomew Gosnold... Leiden, 1707. 6 x 9. VG. Age-toned, a few scattered stains, marginal foxing, else VG. Shows tracks of Gosnold's 1602 voyage of discovery to Cape Cod and Martha's Vineyard. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  9. [NY State] Low, The State of New York from the Best Authorities. NY, 1800. 7¾ x 8¼. BW. Part of lower right margin lacking, not affecting map, else VG. Indian villages and forts are located in the west (a very large Genesee County), and a tract known as "McComb's Purchase" is identified west of Lake Champlain. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  10. [Florida] Gentleman's Magazine, A Map of the New Governments, of East & West Florida. London, November, 1763. 7¼ x 4¾. Color. VG. Engraved by John Gibson. Spain, an ally of the losing side in the French and Indian War (Seven Years' War), ceded Florida to the British. With inset map of Pensacola and environs, including Santa Rosa Island. Cumming, SE #336. Jolly, GENT-171. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  11. [Lake County] Illinois Division of Waterways, Chain-O-Lakes Region. Springfield, 1941. 24 x 15¾. Printed color. Fine. Pictorial map with vignettes and a handsome wind rose designed as a ship's wheel. Key distinguishes between paved and gravel roads, marshlands and swamps, notes the "Meander Line" of 1838, and more. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  12. [Bering Straits] Ortelius, Tartariae... Antwerp, 1579. 3 x 4¼, Color. VG. From a French-language edition of the Epitome. Shows the Straits of Anian between America and Asia. Speculative and distorted geography for both America and Asia. Captions cite the works of classical writer Pliny. Burden 50. Sold [details]


Click to enlarge  13. [Ireland] Ortelius, Hibernia, Antwerp, 1601. 4¾ x 3½. Color. VG. From the Michel Coignet edition with maps engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius. North is to the right. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  14. [London] Illustrated London News, ILN on the Map. London, December, 1967. 13½ x 19½. Printed color. VG. Two sheets. Pictorial map by "Ionicus" (Joshua Charles Armitage) showing the ILN's offices over it's history. Filled with quips and visual jokes celebrating the periodical's 125th anniversary. The first illustrated weekly, ILN was founded in 1842 and published until 2003. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  15. [Scandinavia] DeFer, Le Royaume de Suede et Norge. Paris, circa 1700. 5½ x 6½. BW. VG. The Baltic region. With arms of Sweden and Norway, and a scale bar. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  16. [Bordeaux] Blaeu, Gouvernment de la Guienne & Gascogne. Amsterdam, circa 1660. 17½ x 23. Contemporary color, VG. The Bordeaux wine region plus Gascony, home of d'Artagnan of Three Musketeers fame. Highly decorative. Twelve coats of arms, several with blanks apparently awaiting sponsorship. No text verso. Van der Krogt, New Koeman 4540:2. $850.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  17. [Italy] Ortelius, Italia. Antwerp, 1601. 5 x 3¼. Color. VG. From Coignet's edition of the Epitome, engraved by Ambrose and Ferdinand Arsenius. Sold [details]


Click to enlarge  18. [Atlantic coast] Seller, A Chart of the Seacoast from Landsend to Cape bona Esperito... London, 1679. 4¾ x 5½. Color. VG. Scarce sea chart from the Atlas Minimus showing the west coast of Africa. North is to the left. With scale bar and compass rose. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  19. [Indian Ocean coast] Seller, A Chart of the Western Part of the East Indies. London, 1679. 4½ x 6. Color, VG. Scarce sea chart from the Atlas Minimus showing the east coast of Africa and part of the west coast of India. North is to the left. With scale bar and compass rose. Sold [details]


Click to enlarge  20. [Eastern Turkey, Georgia, Iran] Sanson, Turcomanie Georgie Comannie... Paris, 1653. 7½ x 9¼. VG. Regional map including the Caucasus between the Black and Caspian Seas. Exquisite full original color with some cities highlighted by a dot of gold leaf. Pastoureau, Sanson III-A [5]. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  21. Van den Keere, China. London, 1646. 3½ x 3¾. Color. Small tear in top margin extending 1/8" into border, else VG. Korea is an island. Shows the Great Wall. From a miniature edition of John Speed's atlas. Sold [details]

Terms: All maps and prints are guaranteed to be original works in Very Good or better condition, except as noted. Ten day return privilege. Refunds are for the amount of purchase and shipping only. Most items are single copies and offered subject to prior sale. Illinois residents please add 10% sales tax. Dimensions are of the image in inches, height first. Abbreviations: BW = black & white, i.e., uncolored; c. = circa; cf = centerfold; col = color or colored. Shipping and handling: Priority Mail or FedEx Ground is $10.00 per order within the U.S.; additional charges for oversize items, framed goods, express shipment or other special services.

How to place an order and shipping details.

PO Box 8040
Evanston, Illinois 60204-8040
Copyright 2016, 2017 © George Ritzlin Maps & Prints