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A MAP OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE IN AMERICA WITH THE FRENCH AND SPANISH SETTLEMENTS ADJACENT THERETO by Popple, Henry

London: Engrav'd by Willm. Henry Toms, 1735. Engraved map by William Henry Toms, with very fine full contemporary hand-coloring (with twenty-two integral inset views and plans) on fifteen double-page and five single-page sheets, mounted on guards through...

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$225,000.00


HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS... by McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall

Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough (vol. I) and Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (vols. II and III), 1844. Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rindisbacher and R.M. Sully, drawn on s...

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$155,000.00


[GROUP OF SIX AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM CENTRAL GOLD RUSH FIGURE AND CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JOHANN (JOHN) AUGUSTUS SUTTER, TO FELLOW CALIFORNIA PIONEER, JEAN JACQUES VIOGET. ACCOMPANIED BY TWENTY- TWO OTHER MANUSCRIPT AND PRINTED DOCUMENTS CHRONICLING VIOGET'S LIFE IN CALIFORNIA AND SOUTH AMERICA] by Sutter, Johann Augustus

New Helvetia, Ca, 1862. Six manuscript letters, totaling sixteen pages, written on quarto- sized or larger sheets. Accompanied by twenty-two other manuscript documents or partially printed forms, completed in manuscript. One letter with a 1- x 4-inch chi...

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$142,500.00


THE AMERICAN ATLAS: OR, A GEOGRAPHICAL DESCRIPTION OF THE WHOLE CONTINENT OF AMERICA; WHEREIN ARE DELINEATED AT LARGE ITS SEVERAL REGIONS, COUNTRIES, STATES, AND ISLANDS; AND CHIEFLY THE BRITISH COLONIES... by Jefferys, Thomas

London: Printed and sold by R. Sayer and J. Bennett, 1782. Letterpress title and index leaf, otherwise engraved throughout. Twenty-three engraved maps on thirty-one sheets (eighteen folding, eleven double-page), all handcolored in outline. Half speckled ...

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$140,000.00


HAKLUYTUS POSTUMUS OR PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES. CONTAYNING A HISTORY OF THE WORLD, IN SEA VOYAGES & LANDE-TRAUELLS, BY ENGLISHMEN & OTHERS...IN FIVE BOOKS... by Purchas, Samuel

London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1626. Five volumes. Numerous engraved maps and plates, many of which are folding. Extra engraved titlepage. For a detailed discussion of collations, see Wilberforce Eames' exhaustive treatment in Sabin. Fol...

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$135,000.00


HAKLUYTUS POSTUMUS OR PURCHAS HIS PILGRIMES. CONTAYNING A HISTORY OF THE WORLD, IN SEA VOYAGES & LANDE-TRAUELLS, BY ENGLISHMEN & OTHERS...IN FIVE BOOKS... by Purchas, Samuel

London: William Stansby for Henrie Fetherstone, 1626. Five volumes. Folio. Crushed blue morocco, gilt, by W. Pratt, covers with central gilt arabesques, spines lettered in gilt in six compartments, marbled endpapers, a.e.g. A fine copy. The second great ...

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$135,000.00


HISTORY OF THE INDIAN TRIBES OF NORTH AMERICA, WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES AND ANECDOTES OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEFS. EMBELLISHED WITH ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY PORTRAITS, FROM THE INDIAN GALLERY IN THE DEPARTMENT OF WAR, AT WASHINGTON by McKenney, Thomas L., and James Hall

Philadelphia: Frederick W. Greenough (vol. I) and Daniel Rice & James G. Clark (vols. II and III), 1844. Three volumes. 120 handcolored lithographic plates after Karl Bodmer, Charles Bird King, James Otto Lewis, P. Rindisbacher, and R.M. Sully; drawn on ...

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$130,000.00


[ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT SKETCHBOOK OF THE H.M.S. CHALLENGER EXPEDITION, 1872 - 1874] by [Shephard, Benjamin]

[H.M.S. Challenger, 1873. Thirty-six leaves, including illustrated titlepage and thirty-five ink and watercolor illustrations, all but titlepage in full color. Oblong quarto sketchbook, 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches. Original printed wrappers, backed in later ta...

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$125,000.00


ABTRUCK AINS LATEINNISCHEN SANDTBRIEVES AN BABSTLICHE HEILIGKEIT, VON KUNIGKLICHER WURDEN ZU PORTEGALL DIS IARS AUSGANGEN VON DER EROBERE STAT MALACHA: ANDEREN K�NIGRYCHEN UND HERSCHAFFTEN IN INDIA AUCH GEGEN AUSSGANG DER SUNNEN ERSTLICH ZU ROM IN LATEIN GETRUCKT UND NACHMALN IN TE�SCH GEBRACHT by Manuel I, King of Portugal

[Strassburg: Matthias H�pf�ff, 1513. [7] leaves, including woodcut titlepage illustration (3 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches), plus final integral blank leaf. Quarto. Dbd., leather tab on foredge of first leaf. Slight soiling and dampstaining in margins. A very g...

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$125,000.00


FRANCISCUS DRAECK NOBILISSIMUS EQUES ANGLIAE IS EST QUI TOTO T TERRARUM ORBE CIRCUMDUCTO... by [Drake, Francis]

[Nuremberg, 1581. Etched illustrated broadside on two joined sheets, 29 x 57 cm. Minor wear at lower left and upper right corners. Small rust spot in the text. Near fine. Framed, glazed, and matted. A very rare portrait of Sir Francis Drake on a German b...

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$120,000.00


[AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON TO FRANÇOIS-JEAN DE CHASTELLUX, PRAISING HIM FOR HIS PUBLISHED ACCOUNTS OF HIS TRAVELS IN THE UNITED STATES, AND SUGGESTING TEXT EDITS TO CHASTELLUX'S AMERICAN TRAVEL ACCOUNTS] by Jefferson, Thomas

Paris, 1784. [3]pp. with integral address leaf addressed in Jefferson's hand. Original mailing folds, a few minor marginal tears, including minor marginal paper loss from opening of the wax seal, repaired. Blind stamp of the Chastellux Archives in upper ...

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$120,000.00


[SEVENTEEN AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, SIGNED, FROM ALEXIS DE TOCQUEVILLE TO ALEXANDRE-FRAN�OIS AUGUSTE VIVIEN] by Tocqueville, Alexis de

Paris & Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire, Touraine, 1854. [35]pp. Seventeen autograph letters, signed by Alexis de Tocqueville, on octavo-sized stationery. One letter inscribed on stationery with Minist�re des Affaires Etrang�res letterhead; two letters postmarke...

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$100,000.00


[A REMARKABLE COLLECTION OF COLONIAL VIRGINIA LAWS AND IMPRINTS COVERING THE YEARS 1748 TO 1763] by [Virginia Laws]

Williamsburg: William Hunter or Joseph Royle, 1763. Twenty-four imprints, with individual paginations provided in the listing below. Folio. Three-quarter calf and marbled boards in antique style, gilt, leather label. Contemporary manuscript notes, mainly...

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$95,000.00


ADMIRANDA NARRATIO FIDA TAMEN, DE COMMODIS ET INCOLARVM RITIBVS VIRGINI�...ANGLICO SCRIPTA SERMONE A THOMA HARIOT by Hariot, Thomas, [and John White]: De Bry, Theodor and Johann Theodor

Frankfurt: Theodor De Bry, 1590. Engraved title to text, letterpress title to plates, engraved arms on dedication leaf, colophon leaf F6, blank D6. Double-page engraved map of Virginia (Burden 76, state 2), engraved plate of Adam and Eve (first state wit...

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$95,000.00


GENERAL SHERMAN IN CALIFORNIA 1846 - 1850 [manuscript title] by Sherman, William Tecumseh

Washington, D.C., 1871. [2],181pp., plus four additional pages (numbered 74 1/4, 74 1/2, 150 1/2, 150 3/4). The entire original manuscript is in Sherman's distinctive hand, written in ink on the rectos of sheets of white lined paper. Occasional correctio...

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$95,000.00


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