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Bird's Eye View from Summit of Mt. Washington: White Mountains, New Hampshire (nd c.1902)

This large scale, early 20th c. pictorial view of Mount Washington, New Hampshire, is in fact a map composed in the round, framed by a circle of clouds and surrounding mountain peaks. This perspective of Mount Washington places the viewer as if aloft and at the high limits of the earth's atmosphere looking down through the clouds at the peak of Mt. Washington on a summer day. The style of Geo.Walker & Co.'s iconic and complex color lithograph is in the pictorial tradition of early 19th century German mountain bird's eye views and maps.  See for example Panorama des Inselsberges.,...

The Visible Heavens in March, February, January, Pl. III, (1835) Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens, New Edition.

This 1835 hand colored engraving, is Pl.III. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the same title,...

The Visible Heavens in October, November, December Pl.VI. (1835)

This 1835 hand colored engraving is Pl. VI. from Elijah H. Burritt's 1835 Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. Intent on writing his own astronomy school text book, Burritt trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  Burritt created the first edition of his illustrated atlas of the heavens in 1833 and is himself the artist of the naive and almost folk art images of the youthful figures representing...

The Visible Heavens in September, August, July. Pl.V. (1835)

This 1835 hand colored engraving, is Pl.V. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the same title,...

The Visible Heavens in June, May, April Pl.IV. (1835)

This 1835 hand colored engraving is Pl. IV. from Elijah H. Burritt's 1835 Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. Intent on writing his own astronomy school text book, Burritt trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  Burritt created the first edition of his illustrated atlas of the heavens in 1833 and is himself the artist of the naive and almost folk art images of the youthful figures representing...

A Plan of the Solar System

This 1835 black and white engraving, is Plate I. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the...

Map of the Heavens.

This 1835 hand colored engraving, is Pl. VIII. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the same...

Northern CircumPolar Map for each month of the Year Pl.VI. (1835)

This 1835 hand colored engraving, is Plate. VI. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the same...

Southern CircumPolar Map for each month of the Year Plate. VII.(1835)

This 1835 hand colored engraving, is Plate. VII. from Elija H. Burritt's Atlas, Designed To Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens. Elijah H. Burritt, A.M. was a Connecticut school teacher who decided that the then available school astronomy books were not adequate. He trained himself further in astronomy by traveling to Cambridge, Massachusetts to use the Harvard Telescope.  His illustrated celestial Atlas, Designed to Illustrate the Geography of the Heavens of 1835 and accompanied in the classroom by a published text book, the Class Book of Astronomy is in fact the second edition of his seminal 1833 work of the same...

A New Map of London And Its Environs, c. 1851

This color lithograph pocket map of mid-19th century London even in its title suggests the rapid growth of the city and the changes required to cope with population surges, public health, sanitation and ultimately increased demands for new burial sites. London sanitation up to 1847 was notable in its absence, the first year the map was published being also the year that the Ordinance of the Metropolitan Commission of Sewers required all waste to be carried out by sewers that led to the Thames. However, public sewer systems taking sewage out of London and not into the Thames was only...

Manuscript Daybook and Diary, 1865-1867 (round trip) from New York City , around Cape Horn to San Francisco, California; to Portland, Oregon; to British Columbia; and to Anadir (Siberia), Russia,

Author (anon.), an American carpenter hired onto the Expedition, sailing on the Bark Clara Bell, January 30, 1865 from New York to Siberia and returning safely November 12, 1867 to his home on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts.  He does not sign his book.

Manuscript text and illustrations, primarily in pencil

Manuscript pagination pp.1-119 (outbound), pp.1-23 (return) with manuscript table of contents.

Highlights of 19th c. Manuscript Illustrations:

Full page drawing of  "Portland Origon" and environs with Mt. Hood (1865) where he visited Jan. 31, 1866; full  page sketch "the appearance of Cape Horn at 15 miles" (1865); a small profile of...

Lloyd's Topographical Railway Map of North America or the United States Continent in 1900 Projected by J.T. Lloyd

This visually dynamic 19th wall map is a projection of what J.T. Lloyd imagines the United States will look like in the year 1900. Some published narratives have misunderstood the publication date as 1900.  In fact, this 1873 edition is at least the third edition of Lloyd's futuristic map. Lloyd copyrighted the map in 1866, one year following the conclusion of the U.S. Civil War having even obtained an endorsement for the map face from Lt. Gen. Grant as to its accuracy. In the seven year interval from copyright to 1873 Lloyd published at least three editions of this map...