Le Courrier des États-Unis, Journal Politique et Littér-
aire. Vol. IX, No.
New York, April
pp., large folio news-
paper, printed in
columns, engraving of American eagle at top.
Slight marginal browning and some chipping to blank margins
lled). Professionally conserved. Early account of the Battle
of the Alamo in French.
. [ARANSAS HARBOR].
Tamper Bay Hotel. City of Aransas
Harbor, Texas, C. L. Dignowity, Proprietor. W. D. Keith, Manager,
Meals at all hours, day and night. Lunch between Meals. Rates,
day; will take
per day. Special rates to o
ce seekers, owing to the high
[cover title]. [San Antonio, ca.
vo, original pictorial
wrappers. Creased where formerly folded with short separations (no
losses), wrappers with some browning and lightly chipped (a few
minor losses), text leaves with small splits at folds and some minor
chipping, especially at top (but few losses). An unusual survival of a
fragile, unique, ephemeral imprint. No copy located.
This unique and rare promotional published at the time when spec-
ulation was rampant in the Aransas area appears to be part serious
promotional and part squib.
. [ATLAS]. EVERTS, L[ouis] H. & CO. (publishers).
Atlas of Kansas....
Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co.,
. Hundreds of
lithograph maps and plates. Folio, original cloth (rebacked and re-cor-
nered in tan cloth). Light shelf wear,
rst few and last leaves moder-
ately wrinkled and edges strengthened with old cello tape, one plate
ne, the maps and views very
rst atlas of Kansas, and one of the largest nineteenth-century atlases
for any state in the U.S. LeGear L
: “Many of the views depict stock ranges, which are also
located on the extremely detailed maps.” Reps,
The Making of Urban
America: A History of City Planning in the United States
: “This must
be the largest State Atlas published (Andreas’ Iowa has
maps and views). The views show the remarkable development of the
state over two decades after the Civil War.”
. [ATLAS]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus.
Mitchell’s School Atlas....
leaves of hand-colored
maps (lithographic transfer from engraved plates). Small folio, origi-
nal boards. Spine rubbed with a few small voids and splits, boards
darkened and rubbed, light waterstaining to upper board, endpapers
browned, maps very
ne except for light o
setting to a few maps.
Overall a very good copy of a fragile publication.
First revised edition.
. Texas is shown on Map Nos.
. [ATLAS]. NORTH AMERICAN BOUNDARY COMMIS-
Joint Maps of the Northern Boundary of the United States, from
the Lake of the Woods to the Summit of the Rocky Mountains....
[Washington: Government Printing O
graphs on tinted grounds). Oblong folio, original lithograph boards.
Spine about perished and extremities snagged, binding generally
worn with some moderate water stains, lettering faded. Title page
and index creased at center. The maps are clean and
ne. Two con-
temporary printed paper library bookplates of Seymour Library
. These large-scale,
highly detailed maps document the Canada-U.S. border from Lake
of the Woods in northern Minnesota to the summit of the Rocky
Mountains and the Continental Divide. This survey, along with the
survey that marked the Mexican-U.S. border,
nally determined all
the borders of the lower forty-eight states.
. [ATLAS]. ROGERS, Henry Darwin & A[lexander] Keith
Atlas of the United States of North America, Canada, New
Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America,
Cuba, and Jamaica....
London: Edward Stanford, [
maps with original hand coloring. Folio, original cloth (expertly
rebacked in sympathetic cloth). Edges of covers moderately faded,
some light shelf wear, title lightly foxed, a few maps with very light
ne. Overall the maps are very
ne, with superb
original hand color, and well preserved, in part due to the excellent
materials used to create the maps and their original mounting on
stubs for ease of use and to prevent damage to centerfolds.
Maps of Texas
(listing the general map of the
U.S. but not the separate map of Texas). LeGear,
United States Atlases
: “Perhaps the best examples
of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western terri-
tories and states, in the pre-Civil War period.” Sabin
Mapping the Transmississippi West
Maps of the
. Contains early maps of the territories of Utah and
. [ATLAS]. VÁZQUEZ, Francisco (translator).
Método nuevo, breve, facil y demostrativo para aprender la geografía por
sí mismo, ó enseñarla aun á los niños....
Madrid: En la O
folded copper-engraved maps with original
outline and shading.
vols. in one,
vo, later sheep over cloth. Spine
faded to tan, extremities lightly rubbed, front hinge starting, small
pieces of tape residue on pastedowns, title page and
rst few leaves
lightly browned, overall very good (the maps very
map is split into two pieces, but no losses).
First Spanish edition.
. The atlas, originally issued in French as
(Amsterdam: J. H. Schneider,
), was quickly seized upon
because of its novel pedagogical method. The maps are so-called
“blind” maps that lack all identifying marks except for roman numer-
als and other marks keyed to passages of text.
. [ATLAS]. [WILKES EXPEDITION]. UNITED STATES
EXPLORING EXPEDITION. WILKES, Charles.
of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years
Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard,
engraved maps. Folio, original cloth. Spine extremities frayed, cloth
slightly faded with moderate shelf wear (including two corners).
Other than light o
setting, the maps are generally
with cancelled ink stamp reading “Property of the Sta
Hospital” and with contemporary engraved book plate of D. E.
Evans on front pastedown. Includes:
Map of the Oregon Territory....
(the preferred large-format, colored issue). Cohen,
Mapping the West
cial [U.S.] chart of any portion of the West
Coast.” Streeter Sale
Mapping the Transmississippi West
& Vol. II, pp.
: “An accurate, really quite extraordinary,
map.” Second edition,
rst issue of the atlas to accompany Lea &
cial edition of Charles Wilkes’
atlas was printed in an edition of
copies supplied to Wilkes for
presentation and sale. Haskell
A. Cf: Cowan I, pp.
Cowan II, p.
. Hill (II) #
. Howes W