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Click to enlarge  1. [Book] Wilson, The Making Of The Nuremberg Chronicle. Amsterdam, 1976. Folio, 255 pp. Numerous BW illustrations and 12 full color plates. As new. $185.00

The Liber Chronicarum or Nuremberg Chronicle was written and edited by physician and humanist scholar Hartmann Schedel and purports to cover the history of the world from Creation to time of publication (1493). Many of the 600+ pages are embellished with woodblock maps, views, "portraits" and historical vignettes by Michael Wolgemut and Wilhelm Pleydenwurf, and their apprentice Albrecht Durer. As a cost-saving strategy, some blocks were used multiple times. Thus 645 separate blocks constituted the 1,804 images which made this the most lavishly illustrated printed book to date. In 1972 the discovery of a trove of exemplars, or manuscript layouts for the pictures and letterpress used by the printer, resulted in Wilson's groundbreaking study of the printing and publishing techniques of the period. [details]


The first leaf described below is from the German edition; all others are from the Latin edition. Illustrations and text measure approximately 13 x 9 on folio leaves. Images are uncolored, condition is as noted. Roman numerals refer to leaf numbers. No matter what period they represent, figures are dressed in 15th century fashions and armor. "Portraits" are busts except as noted.

Click to enlarge  2. Blat CCVII. Reinforced left margin; wormhole; marginal notation in old hand. Portraits of Holy Roman Emperors Philip I and Otto IV. Verso: view of a Carmelite Church, city view, and portrait of an unnamed personage. $125.00


Click to enlarge  3. Fol. XL. Top margin close trimmed by binder. Old Testament figures of Ruth and Boaz, Malon and Naomi. Verso: portraits of four popes, view of Carthage. $125.00


Click to enlarge  4. Fol. XLI. Top margin close trimmed by binder, small hole in text. Full-length portrait of Saul, large vignette of Circe tempting Ulysses with the ship's crew transformed into animals. Verso: full-length Samson, portraits of Eli, eight others. Sold


Click to enlarge  5. Fol. LXXXI. Brown stains, small hole in text. Portraits of twelve philosophers and Roman consuls. Verso: portraits of thirteen Syrian kings, the family tree of Judas Maccabeus. $125.00


Click to enlarge  6. Fol. CXLIII. Old repairs to lower left margin, scattered stains, small rust hole. Portraits of Justinius the Elder; King Clodus of France; Amalsuntha, Queen of the Goths. Verso: Vignette of the "Golden" Council, portraits: St. Brigid, King Arthur, mention of the Round Table. Sold


Click to enlarge  7. Fol. CCXV. Marginal note and a few corrections and annotations in old hand. Portraits of St. Thomas Aquinas, French Kings Charles Louis, Phillip. Vignette of Flagellants, the penitential phenomenon. Verso: Church Council of Lyons, portraits of three popes. $125.00


Click to enlarge  8. Fol. CCXXII. VG Condition. Portrait of Holy Roman Emperor Henry. Verso: portraits of doctors of theology and of medicine, views of a church and of a comet. $125.00


Click to enlarge  9. Fol. CCXXIII. Old marginal repair, ms. corrections in an old hand. View of the church at Rhodes, portraits of King John of Bohemia and poet Dante. Verso: portraits of two kings and a knight. Sold



Click to enlarge  10. [Arctic] Fenning & Colyear, View of the Racehorse and Carcass, August 7th, 1773, when inclosed in the Ice in Lat. 80 37 N. London, 1780. 6 x 8. BW. VG with ms. notation upper right margin. Ice-bound vessels form the backdrop as sailors pull smaller craft across the frozen waste. An incident in an Arctic voyage led by Capt. J. C. Phipp, discoverer of Walden Island. The Carcass was a bomb vessel later converted to a survey ship. Horatio Nelson (the victor of Trafalgar) served aboard her as a midshipman on Phipps' expedition. Nelson nearly lost his life when his weapon misfired while attempting to shoot a polar bear. $100.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  11. [Xmas] Harper's Weekly, Christmas Eve, 1862. NY, Jan. 3, 1863. 13 x 20. BW. Repairs to centerfold and edge tear, else VG. Thomas Nast's holiday design features large roundels, a Union soldier by his campfire, looking lovingly at a daguerreotype of his family, complemented with a scene at home. His wife prays for his safety, their children slumber under his portrait on the wall. Vignettes include Santa and his sleigh on a city rooftop, and delivering gifts to soldiers in camp, an army marching through knee-deep snow drifts, a ship weathering a storm. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  12. [Western scene] Harper's Weekly, Overland-Mail Coach Crossing The Rocky Mountains Scene In Guy's Gulch. NY, 1868. 13 x 9. BW. VG. Dramatic wood engraving shows an intrepid driver urging his team along a dangerous road in a snow storm. $100.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  13. [Western scene] Harper's Weekly, Buffalo Attacked by Wolves... NY, 1868. 9 x 13. Faint smudge upper right, else VG. With photocopy of news item describing Theodore Davis' sketch as a "superb" illustration of the hard side of nature. $100.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  14. [NYC] Harper's Weekly, Sleighing Sketches In New York. NY, 1877. 13 x 9 . BW VG. From a one-horse open sleigh to massive pubic transport, while an army of urchins pelts the passengers with snowballs. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  15. [US-Canada border] U.S. Boundary Survey, Camp At Pine Ridge Dec. 22d 1873 Departure of the Dog Trains. Washington, 1878. 6 x 9. Tinted litho. VG. Handlers wearing snowshoes work with dog teams, horse and sleigh, and mules. The Survey determined the International Boundary from Lake of the Woods to the Rockies. $125.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  16. Illustrated London News, The "Blizzard" In New York...On March 12... London, 1888. 11 x 9. BW, VG. Sketched by British visitor Capt. F.F. Atkinson during the devastating storm, a central plot feature in Jack Finney's novel, Time and Again. The Great Blizzard of 88 was one of the worst recorded winter storms in the history of the United States. $75.00 [details]


Click to enlarge  17. [Chesapeake Bay region] Bellin, Carte de la Virginie et du Maryland... Paris, 1757. 7 x 11. Color. VG. Includes a few major rivers, locates Fort "Cumberland ou de la Compayne de Oyo [Ohio]," the land development scheme closely associated with George Washington. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  18. [Great Lakes] Bonne, Partie Occidentale Du Canada, contentant des Cinq Grands Lacs... Paris, circa 1780. 8 x 12. Outline color. Narrow margins, else VG. Includes the "false" islands in Lake Superior. Numerous Indian tribes are located, topographical features and Forts Duquesne, Chicagou and Toronto are named. Karpinski LXXXV, p. 156; Sellers & Van Ee #173. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  19. [Chicago Fire] Illustrated London News, The Great Fire Of Chicago: Bird's Eye View Of The City. London, 1871. 9 x 13 Color, VG. The City just before the Fire. Looking west from the lake, with an Illinois Central train running along the causeway from its terminus on the Chicago River. Also visible: the Water Tower, Goose Island and other landmarks. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  20. [Architecture] Frank Leslie's Weekly, The Sky-Scrapers of Chicago. NY, 1893. 13 x 9. VG. Color. Of seven buildings shown, only the Manhattan still stands. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  21. [Architecture] Frank Leslie's Weekly, The Chicago Sky-Scrapers Again Specimens Of The Crop Of 1893... NY, 1894. 14 x 9. Color. VG. Nine views including the Champlain Building under construction, showing its metal beam structure. The Old Colony and Monadnock buildings survive, and the arched entry to the Old Stock Exchange is now installed at the Art Institute. With a photocopy of an article by John D. Bramhill. $150.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  22. [Arizona] Department of the Interior, Territory of Arizona. Washington, DC, 1909. 20 x 16. Outline color. VG. A key identifies National Forests, Game Preserves and Monuments, and Indian Reservations as well as private land grants. Published three years prior to statehood. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  23. [Native Americana] Bureau of American Ethnology, Food Bowls From Honolobi, Arizona. Washington, 1900. Image approximately 8 x 4. VG. Subtle color litho by Julius Bien & Co. $75.00

Click to enlarge  24. [Hawaii] Kerr, Chart of the Sandwich Islands. Edinburgh, 1816. 4 x 7 Color. Age-toned. Faint stains right margin. Bottom margin close trimmed by binder, affecting only part of the imprint below the neatline. Engraved by Lizars for Kerr's Collection of Voyages & Travels. $75.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  25. [Hawaii] Wilkes, Map Of The Hawaiian Group Or Sandwich Isles... Philadelphia, 1844. 8 x 11. Locates major peaks, "Lealu or Diamond Pt." (Diamond Head). From the atlas to accompany Commander Charles Wilkes' Narrative of the United States Exploring Expedition... The Expedition (1838-1842) explored and surveyed the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands. $175.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  26. [Ireland] Russell, Ireland. London, circa 1812. 8 x 7 Full original color. Marginal stains, else VG. Munster, Leinster, Connaught and Ulster are divided by counties. Names the Giant's Causeway and the Lakes of Killarney. $145.00 [details]

Two fragments, city plan insets from the map of Ireland in the second edition of Rapin's History of England (London, 1751).

Click to enlarge  27. Waterford. 4 x 5. Color. VG. Shows marshy areas outside the city walls; directional arrow in the River Sure [sic], lettered key to five places of note. $75.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  28. Bellfast [sic]. 3 x 4. Color. VG. City walls, bastions, sturdy bridge on the Lagan River. $75.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  29. [Two maps] Wilkinson, it was before the Revolution M.D.C.C.X.C. with France...including the Dismemberments from Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. London, 1810. Each 8 x 11 with full original color. Lightly age-toned, else VG. Pre-revolutionary map with historical notes on composition of the Kingdom. The post-revolutionary map extends north to Antwerp and southeast to Parma. The old provinces are divided into scores of new administrative Departments. The Pair: $125.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  30. [France] Barton, View of Paris the Capital of France. London, circa 1795-1800. 7 x 11. Color. Scattered stains (mainly marginal), else Good+. Looking along the Seine, with the Ile de la Cite in the background. $75.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  31. [Russia] DeFer, Etats Du Grand Duc De Moscovie... Paris, circa. 1705. 5 x 7. Colored. Slightly age-toned, else VG. From the southern coast of Nova Zembla to the Don River; pre-St. Petersburg map. With title drape and scale bar. $100.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  32. [Russia] SDUK, St. Petersburg. London, 1854. 12 x 15. Color. Lower left margin creased and smudged, else VG. Title also given in Cyrilic. The key translates common Russian words ("bereg" = quay, "plochtchad " = square). Places of note such as the Admiralty, palaces, the theatre, the cattle market are identified. With a panoramic view of the city from the Isakiefskoi Bridge on the Neva. $150.00 [details]


Brothers-in-law Henry C. Carey and Isaac Lea established their partnership in 1822, the same year they issued their Complete Historical, Chronological and Geographical Atlas of the United States. In 1825 it was translated into French and published by Buchon in Paris. The revised American edition appeared in 1827.

Click to enlarge  33. [Rhode Island] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical Map Of Rhode Island. Philadelphia, 1822. Map 11 x 8; with text 16 x 20. Original color. VG. Features are named such as ponds, hills, and the Great Indian Swamp in Washington County. Factories are seen along rivers and streams, their source of power. With scale bar and compass indicator. $350.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  34. [Delaware] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical Map Of Delaware. Philadelphia, 1822. 11 x 9. Original color. VG. Delaware's three counties are divided into Hundreds with many topographical features noted such as The Cypress Swamp in Surrey County, prominent hills, and the shoals and banks in Delaware Bay. Light house at Cape Henlopen is depicted. Scale bar and compass indicator. Sold [details]

Click to enlarge  35. [New York] Buchon, Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du New-York. Paris, 1825. 11 x 17; with text 17 x 24. Original color. VG. Locates Niagra Falls, an "Oil Spring" in Allegheny County, and the Erie Canal. Inset shows the canal in profile, illustrating elevations between Lake Erie and the Hudson River. $350.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  36. [Kentucky] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical Map Of Kentucky. Philadelphia, 1822. 11 x 18; with text 16 x 20 . Original color. Chips and stains at outer margins, else VG. Locates the Cumberland Gap, an "Indian" town outside Winchester. Pilot Knob is seen in two places Warren and Simpson Counties. The Henderson & Co. land grant shown. $500.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  37. [Kentucky] Buchon, Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du Kentucky. Paris, 1825. 11 x 18; with text 18 x 24. Original color. VG. While closely following the American example and using many English place names, there are some translations (i.e. "Concession d'Henderson & Cie). The text refers to the Lewis Evans map and to discoveries of Daniel Boone. $300.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  38. [Tennessee] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical Map Of Tennessee. Philadelphia, 1822. 11 x 18; with text 16 x 20 Original color. VG. Population listed by county under the categories White, Free Blacks, Slaves and "All Others." The towns of Ross and "Brainard one of the Missionary Stations" are in an area captioned "Cherokee Lands." $500.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  39. [Tennessee] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, And Historical Map Of Tennessee. Philadelphia, 1827. 11 x 18; with text 15 x 18. Original color. Some creasing, light centerfold discoloration, else VG. Revised map with the addition of several new counties and the towns of Jackson and Lexington. $500.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  40. [Missouri] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical, Historical Map of Missouri. Philadelphia., 1822. 12 x 9; with text 16 x 20. Original color. VG. The first separately printed map of Missouri. At this time Missouri was the largest state in the Union. Shows the Osage Boundary Line near the western border. The text gives population statistics, reports some communities speak only French, and summarizes disputes leading to the Missouri Compromise. Hoover, Mapping St. Louis History, 27a. $650.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  41. [Arkansas Territory] Buchon, Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du Territoire D'Arkansas. Paris, 1825. 14 x 14; with text 18 x 24. Original outline color. Fine. French edition of Long's important western map with the plains as a Great Desert. Attractive pastel color. Lists population by county (only 7), divided among Whites, Free Blacks, Slaves, and "Others." $750.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  42. [Alaska] Buchon, Carte Geographique, Statistique, Et Historique Des Possessions Russes. Paris, 1825. 14 x 17; with text 16 x 17 Original color, VG. With Aleutian islands inset. Place names are primarily along the coast with much of the interior allocated to the "Grande Nation D'Esquimaux." Text describes Russian settlements (Sitka, or New Archangel, has a population of about 1,000 with 60 dwellings). Refers to the 1825 treaty between the Czar and the King of England. $425.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  43. [Mexico] Carey & Lea, Geographical, Statistical And Historical Map of Mexico. Philadelphia, 1822. 15 x 14; with text 14 x 17. Full original color. Faint centerfold discoloration, else VG. Cites Humboldt. Small flags locate presidios (fortified settlements), crosses identify mines, trails are indicated. Caption by the Great Salt Lake states "western limits...are unknown." From lower California to "mouths of the Mississippi" and from the Yucatan to 40 north. $500.00 [details]

Click to enlarge  44. [Mexico] Buchon, Carte Geographique, Statistique Et Historique Du Mexique. Paris, 1825. 12 x 15; with text 17 x 25. Full original color. Minor smudges in margins, else VG. From Cape Mendocino to the Mississippi. Gives population statistics to 1810. A table lists elevations of major peaks in toises (roughly equivalent to a yard). $300.00 [details]

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