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Colton's Route-Book Through the United States of America and the Canadas, 1850.

This 1850, first edition Colton's Route-Book Through the United States is a book listing all canals, stage roads and rail connections accompanied by several finely detailed maps folded into the book for travelers to see the numbered routes described in the book. The book is divided into sections, from the East Coast to the West Coast.  The train routes between major cities and their respective train stations are named with a separate column showing the route number appearing on the map.  A route guide to California and Utah was novel in 1850.

Douglass' Monthly. November, 1860.

Frederick Douglass (1817-1895) was born a slave in Maryland, escaped to New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1836 and began his career as an abolitionist in 1841 with a speech delivered at an abolitionist convention in Nantucket, Massachusetts.  Douglass' first abolitionist newspaper was The North Star commencing December, 1847 in Rochester, New York.  Between 1851 and 1858 Douglass had editorial control over a larger merged paper. In  1858 Douglass began Douglass' Monthly, a paper concerned exclusively with abolition of slavery in America.

Map of Rockingham Co., New Hampshire, 1857

This is the first edition of Chace's Map of Rockingham Co. New Hampshire From Actual Surveys  drawn at a large scale to permit labeling individual homes, stores, factories and other locations of note. Surrounding the perimeter of the map and joined by decorative bands are 13 pictorial vignettes and two tables. There is a large inset map of Portsmouth City (18 ½" x 12") that includes the Kittery Navy Yard and a large inset map of Exeter Village (15 ½" x 10 ¼") as well as smaller inset maps of each town center in Rockingham County.

Growth of Population, 1947

Erwin J. Raisz (1893-1968) is an American 20th century cartographer who established principles of cartography and of cartographic education in the United States. Raisz (pronounced to sound like "rice") graduated from the Royal Polytechnicum in Budapest in 1914 with a Civil Engineering and Architecture degree. In 1923, Erwin Raisz immigrated to the United States. He worked as a map maker while he also attended Columbia University, in 1929 earning a doctorate in geology with a dissertation entitled "Scenery of Mt.

World War II: European Area, 1947

            Erwin J. Raisz (1893-1968) is an American 20th century cartographer known as the founder of landform principles of cartography and as a pioneer in American cartographic education. Raisz (pronounced to sound like "rice") graduated from the Royal Polytechnicum in Budapest in 1914 with a Civil Engineering and Architecture degree. In 1923, Erwin Raisz immigrated to the United States where he worked as a map maker at the same time attending Columbia University, where he earned his doctorate in geology in 1929 with a dissertation entitled "Scenery of Mt.

Arabia, c. 1850

"Arabia" is fine engraved, colored print and an illustrated map with four vignettes surrounded by a decorative border that exemplifies John Rapkins' elegant and geographically detailed manner of portraying a country or region. Rapkin's drawings and engravings set the standard for illustrated maps of this era.  This example was published in the Universal Pronouncing Dictionary, a massive and elegant  undertaking that presented literature, science,history and geography to present a complete atlas of the world. This five volume work was published in London in 1850.

Map of the Town of Deerfield, 1855

This rare wall map of Deerfield, Massachusetts is a detailed 1855 survey of the town and its villages, an architectural portrait of the fine homes, churches and other establishments in town and a Connecticut River Valley vista that captures the dominant profile of the Connecticut River, its tributary the Deerfield River and the surrounding Pocumtuck hills and mountains. The map and inset maps are drawn at two different scales, both of which permit labeling on the respective map each house or building by name.

Map of Rockingham Co. New Hampshire (1857)

This is the first edition of Chace's survey of Rockingham County drawn from actual surveys at a large scale to permit labeling individual homes, stores, factories and other locations of note. Surrounding the perimeter of the map and joined by decorative bands are 13 pictorial vignettes and two tables. There is a large inset map of Portsmouth City (18 ½" x 12") that includes the Kittery Navy Yard and a large inset map of Exeter Village (15 ½" x 10 ¼") as well as smaller inset maps of each town center in Rockingham County.