Unirea Brasov, Romania: Institutul Cartografuc, c. 1940. Hardcover. Scarce book for travelers in Romania, written in Romanian, English, French, and German. Laid in is a typed signed letter from Frederick P. Hibbard, First Secretary of the Legation of the United States written in Bucharest in September 1939. Mr. Hibbard writes to certify that Dr. J. H. Janney, an American citizen residing in Iasi, Romania as the director of the Rockerfeller Foundation in that area. The letter describes Dr. Janney's car and states that the car is used in the performance of his duties with the foundation. Attached is what appears to be a visa or permit for Janney to show during his travels. The travel guide includes words used in the legends, captions, and road signs in the four languages, followed by lists of hotels in various cities. There are 34 color regional maps and 17 city maps. Interior has some loose pages, spotting, and signs of use but generally very good condition. Bound in black cloth with titling to spine and front cover. Cover has the title in four languages and an image in white of a tire with the country of Romania as its hubcap. Chipping, rubbing and bumping but still good. Only one copy in OCLC. Octavo. Unpaginated. TRAVEL/091719. Very Good.
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Riverside, CA: Bo Press Miniature Books, 2017. Pat Sweet describes herself as creating illuminated miniature books of curiosity, humor, and delight. She creates both miniature (under 3 inches) and macro-miniature (under 1 inch) books. She also makes miniature pocket globes, astronomical instruments, orreries, tellurions, and occasional oddities. This is a charming miniature trunk holding the personal library of a lady explorer. The trunk is of varnished but unstained cherry wood with cream kid hinges and handles with polished brass closures and feet. The contents of the trunk include: a roll of maps; a secretaire containing letters, telegrams, a journal ,a book of field notes, and a copy of the P&O Steamer Co. timetables. There is a copy of "Aglaia"magazine, the "Journal Of The Healthy And Artistic Dress Union, " and histories and biographies of several notable women explorers, including Gertrude Bell's The Desert and the Town, Edith Durham's High Albania, Iand sabella Bird's Among the Tibetans. The books and magazine are blank inside. In fine condition. The closed trunk is: 2.5 inches wide by 1 inch tall by 1 inch deep. ARTB/012418.
New York: G.W. and C.B. Colton & Co., 1855. Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1855 by J.H. Colton & Co in the Clerks Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. No.43." This map is from one of many variations of reprints from Colton's original "General Atlas," that was printed from 1857 through 1888. Joseph Hutchins Colton (1800-1893) founded the family publishing house in 1831, which remained a major American atlas publisher throughout the 19th century. G.W. (George Woolworth) Colton (1827-1901), Along with brother, C.B. (Charles B.) Colton (1832-1916), took control of the company around 1865. It is a steel engraving. Baltimore is divided into hand colored numbered sections surrounded by the renowned Colton decorative outside border. Displays street names, cemeteries, railroad tracks and stations and major buildings including Fort McHenry., featuring the North West, Main and Middle branches of the Patapsco River. The map title is located in the lower left corner and the one mile scale is located just left of the lower right. Simple compass rose is located in upper right corner. The reverse page contains detailed historical and 1855-1860 census statistics on a variety of subjects regarding the state of Delaware. Minor foxing outside border in margin. Size of Map: 33.5cm X 41cm (13 1/4" X 16") Framed. #45461. Near Fine.
New York: 1889. A leaf from Cram's Standard American Atlas of the World. This is a double page map with original outline color. Virtually all known railroads, finished and unfinished, Post Offices and Money Order Post Offices are indicated. Extensive county, city, township detail. Map measures 56 x 41 cm. or approximately 22.05 x 16.14 inches. Archivally matted. #54274. Near Fine.
Philadelphia, PA: Stedman, Brown & Lyon, 1873. This map is from [O.W.] "Gray's Atlas of the United States with General Maps of the World, Philadelphia, Stedman, Brown & Lyon 1873." It is one of many variations of reprints variations of reprints from Colton's (1800-1893) original "General Atlas," that was printed from 1857 through 1888. Colton may have copied this map's format from Sidney E. Morse (1794-1871) and Samuel Breese' (1802-1873) 1845 version of "Maryland and Delaware. (with) District of Columbia." Later, Publisher, A.J. Johnson used Colton's format of this map in his 1860 edition of "Johnson's New Illustrated Family Atlas." Johnson did not use the famous "Colton" border, but rather created his own and substituted an engraving of the US capitol where the inset of Washington, D.C. was. Gray completely omitted any decorative border in this example; however, portions of the map extend out beyond the simple border to where the Colton and Johnson decorative borders would have been. The map is a steel engraving. Delaware and Maryland are divided into hand colored counties and cities, major roads, railroads, geographic details, and major bodies of water featuring the Chesapeake Bay, Potomac River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean. Inset in lower left corner presents "District of Columbia" with "references" identifying major sites by number and a "Scale of Miles." The reverse page contains "Gray's Atlas Map of New Jersey. 97." Fading on edge of page and two small tape markings on reverse. Size of Map: 30.2cm X 41.5cm (11 7/8" X 16 1 4") Framed. #45460. Near Fine.
Towson, MD: Susannah Horrom, 2014. Paperback. Limited to 25 copies. Initialed and numbered by the artist. First trade edition. A detailed drawing of a creature that is filled with "lost things" such as keys, phones, pets, money, flashlights, time, weight, and even Atlantis. This drawing was created as part of a collaborative project sponsored by the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Guild of Bookworkers. The first printing of this map was issued exclusively for other participants in the Atlas Project 2014 in an edition of 40. From the artist's statement: "I lose things all the time. I put down a pen, sewing needle, phone, etc. - turn my head for a second - and BAM - gone. Sometimes these mysterious disappearances are due to my clepto cats, but are largely inexplicable. What is taking my eyeglasses, spare change, flashlights, postage stamps, and half of my socks? My husband? Aliens? or more likely - a giant worm-dragon-monster that lives underground and sends up tentacles to steal my stuff..." This trade edition is inkjet printed on archival paper from the original pen and ink drawing. Includes card with artist's statement and brief biography. 8.5 inches x 21 inches. PRI/123114. Fine.
Philadelphia: 1860. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Sevety-Six Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables. Full color by county. Map measures 38.1 x 31.75 cm. or approximately 15 x 12.5 inches. Archivally matted. #53611. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: 1860. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Sevety-Six Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables. Full color map by county. Prime meridians are Greenwich and Washington, DC. Map measures 28 x 34 cm. or approximately 11.02 x 13.39 inches. Archivally matted. #53620. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: 1860. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Sevety-Six Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables. Hand colored, shows settlements, railroads, canals, etc. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Map measures 33 x 40 cm. or approximately 12.99 x 31.50 inches. Archivally matted. #54236. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: 1860. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc. Embraced in Forty-Seven Quarto Maps, Forming a Series of Sevety-Six Maps and Plans, Together with Valuable Statistical Tables. Full color by county. Kansas and Nebraska partially shown. Map measures 38.1 x 31.75 cm. or approximately 15 x 12.5 inches. Archivally matted. #53622. Near Fine.
Philadelphia: 1880. A leaf from Mitchell's New General Atlas, Containing Maps of the Various Counties of the World, Plans of Cities, Etc., Embraced in Ninety-three quarto maps. Hand colored. Relief shown by hachures. Shows settlements, railroads, rivers, etc. Prime meridians: Greenwich and Washington, DC. Map measures 38.1 x 55 cm. or approximately 15 x 21.65 inches. Archivally matted. #53554. Near Fine.
Baltimore: Archives and Musuem Section, Records Management, 1971. Paper Wrappers. 4to. SCARCE. A reproduction of an atlas from 1877 surveyed and published under the direction of G.M. Hopkins, C.E. in Philadelphia. This is the second edition of the reproduction. Spiral bound with beige paper covers and black title to front wrapper. Clean, bright interior filled with maps. One prong on binding is pulling loose, else fine. Unpaginated (approximately 70 pages). BALT/052218. Very Good.
1887. A leaf from Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Indexed Atlas of the World Containing Large Scale Maps of Every Country and Civil Divisions Upon the Face of the Globe. This double page map presents Delaware, Maryland and Washington, DC with lithographic color differentiating the various geographical regions within. Major cities, towns, rivers and geographic terrain are identified. Map measures 34 x 49.4 cm. or approximately 13 3/8 x 19 1/2 inches. Archivally matted. #50796. Near Fine.
[Philadelphia]: n.d. Hardcover. This map probably dates from around the turn of the century, but none of the bibliographic information is available as the back page of the case appears torn away. A strip of paper has abeen affixed to the back. Smith's was a well known producer of maps for the Philadelphia area. The map is paper that is mounted on a light brown linen. It fold up into its book case, which is a small octavo . The bottom half of the map has separated from the rest but it is present. There are tears along some of the creases. The book containing the map is dark brown cloth with gilt title to front cover. The binding is well worn, with two tears to the spine and the inside of the spine pulled away and visible when the back cover is opened. MAPS/012010. Good.
San Francisco: Francis, Valentine & Company, 1882. Scarce lithographed map of Sinaloa, hand-colored in outline with two large insets that are hand colored, backed, folded, and bound in original black cloth boards with gilt title to front cover. Includes 19 page booklet with "Statistical and Geological Notes Accompanying the Map of Sinaloa." Sinaloa is located in northwestern Mexico and is rich in minerals. One inset map shows the geology of the state and the other shows the "Ethnological-Linguistical" makeup. A third inset shows the "Profile of Sinaloa, following the road from Mazatlan to Durango" (uncolored). Crease to front page of booklet and minor dampstaining / soiling to edges of most pages. Light foxing to several pages. The large map of Sinaloa is mounted on linen and folds out (as issued). The cloth backing is foxed with minor fraying along the edges. The map itself is clean overall with light foxing. The booklet and title page are present, but no longer attached to the binding, which is split along the spine. Open tear to margin of title page, not affecting the title. There is a large open tear to the bookcloth along the front cover of the book and a closed tear to spine. Heavy wear to edges of boards and minor soiling / dampstaining / bubbling to cloth and minor soiling to edges of endpapers and edges of textblock / map creases. Includes two laid in (unlabeled) modern maps of the same region. This map, especially with accompanying booklet, is quite scarce with only three noted copies in library holdings according to OCLC. Map size: 91 x 74 cm. Two additional libraries are noted as having the map only (PBA Galleries).