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Following are some of the cartographic highlights of our Auctions 14 & 15, with links to fuller decriptions and more cartography. Both our Auctions 14 & 15 offer the collector much, including the Jefferson Map and many circumnavigations in Auction 15, while Auction 14 has a strong focus on atlases as well as Texas & Borderlands maps. Below are short descriptions with an example image. Simply click on the links to see more. Some long load times may be involved, depending on your connection. Given the nature of these collections, there will be some overlap between photography, iconography, and cartography.

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132. [MAP: OVERLAND ROUTE TO CALIFORNIA]. JEFFERSON, T. H. Lithographed map in four separate sheets (as issued). Map of the Emigrant Road from Independence Mo. to St. Francisco California by T. H. Jefferson. Entered According to Act of Congress in the Year 1849 by T. H. Jefferson...Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4.
“A Veritable Tour de Force in Four Sheets” (Wheat)
($225,000-$450,000)
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22. FRANCE. COMMISSION SCIENTIFIQUE DU MEXIQUE. Guillemin-Tarayre, Edmond. [Wrapper title]: Mission Scientifique au Mexique et dans L’Amérique Centrale, Ouvrage Publié par Ordre du Ministre de l’Instruction Publique...Paris: Imprimerie Nationale, 1871. 20 lithographed and engraved maps, plans, profiles, and plates
($1,000-2,000)
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40. CHORIS, Louis. Voyage Pittoresque Autour du Monde, avec des Portraits de Sauvages d’Amérique, d’Asie, d’Afrique, et des Iles du Grand Océan.... Paris: Didot, 1820, 1822. 2 charts, 1 folded map, 105 plates; a fine, tall copy (41.5 cm; 16-1/4 inches), with fresh, vibrant coloring.
($100,000-150,000)

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68. DUPETIT-THOUARS, Abel Aubert. Voyage Autour du Monde sur la Frégate la Vénus pendant les années 1836-1839....Paris: 1840-1844. Atlas: Voyage autour du Monde... Atlas hydrographique. [Paris]: Depot de la Marine, 1845. [2] pp., 16 uncolored lithographed maps (6 folded). Folio, very fine. “A magnificent, and very rare, atlas”–Forbes.
($50,000-100,000).
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67. DUFLOT DE MOFRAS, Eugène. Exploration du territoire de l’Orégon, des Californies et de la mer Vermeille, exécutée pendant les années 1840, 1841 et 1842.... Paris, 1844. Atlas (20 leaves on thick paper): 3 leaves (title and prelims); 13 leaves (22 engraved maps); 4 leaves (4 lithographed plates); large folded lithographed map with original hand-colored outlining.
($20,000-40,000)
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64. WOODMAN, David. Guide to Texas Emigrants. Boston, 1835. Folding copper-engraved map on onionskin paper with original hand coloring (Map of the Colonization Grants to Zavala, Vehlein & Burnet in Texas, Belonging to The Galveston Bay & Texas Land Co.
One of the Fifty Texas Rarities.
($15,000-30,000)
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74. [FERNÁNDEZ DE NAVARRETE, Martín]. Relación del viage hecho por las goletas Sutil y Mexicana en el año de 1792.... Madrid: La Imprenta Real, 1802. Atlas (Atlas para el viage de las goletas Sutil y Mexicana al reconocimiento del estrecho de Juan de Fuca en 1792....): 9 copper-engraved maps (4 folded), 2 folded aquatint plates of Nootka....(see map and plate list for more). The "Spanish Vancouver."
($15,000-30,000)
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114. JOHNSTON, William Graham. Experiences of a Forty-Niner, by Wm. G. Johnston, a Member of the Wagon Train First to Enter California in the Memorable Year 1849.... Pittsburgh, 1892. Folded blueprint map by Stewart Johnston (untitled map of route from Independence, Missouri, to Sacramento, California. Kurutz, The California Gold Rush 364a: "Many copies lack the map and the portrait."
($750-1,500)
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162. RINGGOLD, Cadwalader. A Series of Charts, with Sailing Directions, Embracing Surveys of the Farallones, Entrance to the Bay of San Francisco, Bays of San Francisco and San Pablo, Straits of Carquines and Suisun Bay, Confluence and Deltic Branches of the Sacramento and San Joaquin Rivers, and the Sacramento River (with the Middle Fork) to the American River..... Washington: Printed by Jno. T. Towers, 1851
($2,000-4,000)
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188. SHELVOCKE, George. A Voyage round the World by Way of the Great South Sea, Perform’d in the Years 1719, 20, 21, 22, in the Speedwell of London.... London, 1726. [8] xxxii [4] 468 pp., 4 copper-engraved plates, 2 of which are folded (Chilean chasing a bull, sea lions, California Native Americans), 1 folded copper-engraved map (A Correct Map of the World Describing Capt. Shelvock’s [sic] Voyage Round).
($1,500-3,000)
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2. [ATLAS]. BRADFORD, T[homas] G[amaliel]. An Illustrated Atlas, Geographical, Statistical, and Historical, of the United States, and the Adjacent Countries. Boston: Weeks, Jordan, and Company, [1838]. 33 maps with contemporary color outlining and shading, the map of the United States being double-sheet. Bradford was the first maker of atlases to include a separate map for Texas.
($8,000-16,000)
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203. TORQUEMADA, Juan de. Primera [segunda, tercera] parte de los veinte i un libros rituales i monarchía indiana, con el origen y guerras, de los indios ocidentales..... Madrid, 1723. 3 copper-engraved allegorical title pages (illustrating Torquemada preaching), folded copper-engraved map of America.
($5,000-10,000)
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211. [VIZETELLY, Henry]. Four Months among the Gold-Finders in Alta California, Being the Diary of an Expedition from San Francisco to the Gold Districts. By J. Tyrwhitt Brooks, M. D. London: David Bogue [title page verso: Vizetelly Brothers and Co.], 1849. xviii, 207 pp., lithographed map with gold regions outlined in yellow (The Gold Districts of Alta California...).
($400-800)
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