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. [ALAMO].

Le Courrier des États-Unis, Journal Politique et Littér-

aire. Vol. IX, No.

11

.

New York, April

6

,

1836

.

4

pp., large folio news-

paper, printed in

3

columns, engraving of American eagle at top.

Slight marginal browning and some chipping to blank margins

(expertly

fi

lled). Professionally conserved. Early account of the Battle

of the Alamo in French.

(

$150

-

300

)

2

. [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,

$16

per

day; will take

$1

per day. Special rates to o

ffi

ce seekers, owing to the high

tari

ff

[cover title]. [San Antonio, ca.

1896

].

8

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.

First edition.

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.

(

$50

-

100

)

ATLASES

3

. [ATLAS]. EVERTS, L[ouis] H. & CO. (publishers).

O

ffi

cial State

Atlas of Kansas....

Philadelphia: L. H. Everts & Co.,

1887

. Hundreds of

lithograph maps and plates. Folio, original cloth (rebacked and re-cor-

nered in tan cloth). Light shelf wear,

fi

rst few and last leaves moder-

ately wrinkled and edges strengthened with old cello tape, one plate

loose. Otherwise

fi

ne, the maps and views very

fi

ne.

First edition

of the

fi

rst atlas of Kansas, and one of the largest nineteenth-century atlases

for any state in the U.S. LeGear L

1368

. Phillips,

Atlases

1710

. Reese,

Six Score

83

: “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

(Princeton

University Press,

1992

), Figures

168

,

169

,

170

. Rumsey

2818

: “This must

be the largest State Atlas published (Andreas’ Iowa has

250

pages of

maps and views). The views show the remarkable development of the

state over two decades after the Civil War.”

(

$4

,

000

-

8

,

000

)

4

. [ATLAS]. MITCHELL, S[amuel] Augustus.

Revised Edition.

Mitchell’s School Atlas....

Philadelphia, [

1844

].

14

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

fi

ne except for light o

ff

setting to a few maps.

Overall a very good copy of a fragile publication.

First revised edition.

American Imprints

1840

-

4699

. Texas is shown on Map Nos.

3

,

4

, and

5

.

(

$250

-

500

)

5

. [ATLAS]. NORTH AMERICAN BOUNDARY COMMIS-

SION.

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

ffi

ce,

1878

].

26

leaves (litho-

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

fi

ne. Two con-

temporary printed paper library bookplates of Seymour Library

Association.

First edition.

Phillips,

Atlases

1264

. 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,

fi

nally determined all

the borders of the lower forty-eight states.

(

$600

-

1

,

200

)

6

. [ATLAS]. ROGERS, Henry Darwin & A[lexander] Keith

Johnston.

Atlas of the United States of North America, Canada, New

Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Mexico, Central America,

Cuba, and Jamaica....

London: Edward Stanford, [

1857

].

30

lithograph

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

o

ff

setting, otherwise

fi

ne. Overall the maps are very

fi

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.

First edi-

tion.

Day,

Maps of Texas

, pp.

68

-

69

(listing the general map of the

U.S. but not the separate map of Texas). LeGear,

United States Atlases

L

41

. Phillips,

Atlases

3670

. Rumsey

3825

: “Perhaps the best examples

of Scottish highly detailed mapmaking applied to the western terri-

tories and states, in the pre-Civil War period.” Sabin

62699

. Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

#

933

& #

934

. Wheat,

Maps of the

Gold Region

#

307

. Contains early maps of the territories of Utah and

New Mexico.

(

$6

,

000

-

10

,

000

)

7

. [ATLAS]. VÁZQUEZ, Francisco (translator).

Atlas elementar.

Método nuevo, breve, facil y demostrativo para aprender la geografía por

sí mismo, ó enseñarla aun á los niños....

Madrid: En la O

fi

cina de

Pantaleon Aznar,

1786

.

24

folded copper-engraved maps with original

outline and shading.

2

vols. in one,

8

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

fi

rst few leaves

lightly browned, overall very good (the maps very

fi

ne except

fi

rst

map is split into two pieces, but no losses).

First Spanish edition.

Palau

19382

&

353677

. The atlas, originally issued in French as

Atlas des

enfans...

(Amsterdam: J. H. Schneider,

1760

), 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.

(

$500

-

1

,

000

)

8

. [ATLAS]. [WILKES EXPEDITION]. UNITED STATES

EXPLORING EXPEDITION. WILKES, Charles.

Atlas. Narrative

of the United States Exploring Expedition. During the Years

1838

,

1839

,

1840

,

1841

,

1842

....

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard,

1845

.

5

copper-

engraved maps. Folio, original cloth. Spine extremities frayed, cloth

slightly faded with moderate shelf wear (including two corners).

Other than light o

ff

setting, the maps are generally

fi

ne. Endpapers

with cancelled ink stamp reading “Property of the Sta

ff

Pontiac City

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

,

pp.

120

-

122

: “The

fi

rst o

ffi

cial [U.S.] chart of any portion of the West

Coast.” Streeter Sale

3862

. Wheat,

Mapping the Transmississippi West

#

457

& Vol. II, pp.

177

-

178

: “An accurate, really quite extraordinary,

map.” Second edition,

fi

rst issue of the atlas to accompany Lea &

Blanchard uno

ffi

cial edition of Charles Wilkes’

1845

Narrative; the

atlas was printed in an edition of

150

copies supplied to Wilkes for

presentation and sale. Haskell

17

A. Cf: Cowan I, pp.

248

-

249

n.

Cowan II, p.

683

. Ferguson,

Australia

4209

. Forbes,

Hawaiian

National Bibliography

1573

. Hill (II) #

1866

. Howes W

414

. Rosove,