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Winter 2010/11 Catalogue


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1. Howard Cook’s Incomparable Image of a Mexican Fiesta

Howard Cook. “Fiesta” (“Fiesta Taxco”), 1933. Etching on India paper, from a proposed edition of 50, 30 were printed. 10 3/4 x 14 1/4" at plate mark. Sheet: 12 x 16." Signed and annotated in pencil at l. r.: Howard Cook imp. 1933. Note at l.l.: 50 prints. Very fine condition. An exceptional impression.

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2. A Superb Image by Howard Cook Master of Modernist Printmaking

Howard Norton Cook. “Mexican Interior,” 1933. Etching [from an edition of 50]. Plate mark: 16 1/8 x 10 5/8." Sheet: 17 5/8 x 12 1/4." Signed and dated in pencil, l.r.: Howard Cook imp. 1933. Titled in pencil, l.l.: Mexican Interior. Other (later?) inscription in pencil, l.l.: original etching; Fine Print year 1933; l.r.: born Mass. U.S.A. 1901. With Los Angeles Art Association Exhibition label. Exceptionally dark and crisp impression. Excellent condition. Rare.

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4. A Rare and Profound Vision of the Penitentes

Theo Ballou White. “Morada at Chimayo,” c. 1934. Lithograph, no. 10 of 21. Image: 10 x 13 3/4." Frame: 20 x 22 1/2." Signed in pencil, l.r. Titled and numbered in pencil, l.l. Framed to archival standards in a custom molding and bevel mat. Superb condition.

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5. Theo White’s Remarkable Lithograph of a Northern New Mexico Church

Theo Ballou White. “Desert Church,” c. 1934. Lithograph, no. 7 of 21. Image: 9 1/2 x 12." Sheet: 12 1/2 x 15 1/4." Titled and numbered in pencil, l.l. Original mat. Superb condition for the print, exceptionally bright.

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6. DELISLE’S 1714 PROJECTION of the NORTHERN HEMISPHERE

Guillaume Delisle [de L’Isle]. “Hemisphere Septentrional pour voir plus distinctement Les Terres Arctiques Par Guillaume Delisle de lAcademie Rle. des Scien. ces A Paris Chez l’Auteur sur le Quay de l’Horloge/ avec Privilege/ Juillet 1714” (Paris: 1714, first edition). Copperplate engraving, with outline hand color. 18 1/4 x 18 1/2" at plate mark. Sheet: 20 1/4 x 26 1/2." Slight transference. Some marginal soiling. Printer’s wrinkle at l.c. Excellent.

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7. EARLY MAP of the UNITED STATES according to the Land Ordinance of 1784

Didier Robert de Vaugondy [Vaugondi]. “Etats-Unis De L’Amerique Septentrionale Avec Les Isles Royale, De Terre Neuve, De St. Jean, L’Acadie &c. 1785” (Paris: Delamarche, 1785). Copper plate engraving with early outline hand color. 18 5/8 x 24 5/8" to neat line. Sheet: 21 1/2 x 28 1/2." Light, fairly even age toning; some foxing, mostly marginal; mainly marginal 2" tear at l.l., with repair. A good, dark impression. Overall very good.

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8. LARGE MAP of NORTH AMERICA with the NEWLY-FORMED UNITED STATES

Richard Holmes Laurie and James Whittle. “A New Map of North America, with the West India Islands. Divided according to the Preliminary Articles of Peace, Signed at Versailles, 20 Jan. 1783. Wherein are particularly Distinguished the United States and the Several Provinces, Governments &ca which Compose the British Dominions; Laid Down according to the Latest Surveys, and Corrected from the Original Materials of Gover.R Pownall, Mem.BR of Parlia.MT.” (London: Laurie & Whittle, 1794). Published in A General Atlas. Copperplate engraving with original outline hand color on four sheets joined as two. Each image: 19 3/4 x 45 1/4" at neat line. Each double sheet: 21 1/2 x 47." Inset at u.l.: “A Particular Map of Baffin and Hudson’s Bay.” Inset at l.l.: “The Passage by Land to California Discover’d by Father Eusebius Frances Kino.” Large Rococo title cartouche with natives and animals at u.r. Extensive scale of miles and leagues at l.r. with key to symbols. Issued folding. Minor tide mark at u.r. of lower sheet; a few minor marginal fold separations; several minor marginal chips; a few very minor voids, scattered; five tears without losses, ranging from a 3/4" marginal to 4" at the u.r. and u.l. of top sheet, all apparently repaired (presently shrink-wrapped). A fine and clean impression, overall very good.

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9. SPECTACULAR SEVEN-PANEL CASE MAP of NORTH AMERICA

James Wyld. “Map of North America Exhibiting the Recent Discoveries, Geographical and Nautical; Drawn chiefly from the Authorities of M. De Humboldt, Lieutt. Pike, Messrs. Lewis and Clarke, Sir Alexr. MacKenzie, Mr. Hearne, Coll. Bouchette, Captns. Vancouver, Ross, Parry & Franklin, & Back also describing the Boundary Lines between the Territories of Great Britain, The United States, and the Mexican and Central States” (London: Charing Cross East, 1861 [1823]). Steel engraving with vivid original outline hand color. Dissected and laid on linen with North America on six folding panels and Mexico and Central America on a seventh panel, in original red buckram slip case. Overall size: 78 3/4 x 69." Six North America panels: 21 x 34 1/2" each. Mexico and Central America panel: 15 3/4 x 34 3/8." Very minor spotting and soiling. Slip case worn and soiled, but fully intact with publisher’s label. Overall, fine condition.

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10. CORONELLI’s CALIFORNIA & NEW MEXICO An Important Early Map of the American Southwest

Vincenzo Maria Coronelli. “Della California,” untitled globe gore [1688]. Published in Coronelli’s Isolario (1696-97) and his Libro dei Globi (1699). Copperplate engraving with later hand color. Image: 18 x 10 7/8." Sheet: 19 1/2 x 13 1/2." Marginal chip at u.r.; minor marginal stain at l.r. Excellent.

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11. De FER’s LANDMARK MAP of CALIFORINIA as an ISLAND

Nicolas de Fer. “Cette Carte de Californie et du Nouveau Mexique . . . / par N. de Fer Geographe de Monseigneur le Dauphin/ Avec privilege de Roy./1700” [Map of California and New Mexico . . . ], (Paris: 1705). Published in Atlas Curieux. Copperplate engraving. 8 3/4 x 13 3/8" at neat line, full margins. Sheet: 11 x 15 3/4." Very minor marginal spotting. Overall fine.

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12. COLTON’s POCKET MAP of DAKOTA TERRITORY

George Woolworth and Charles B. Colton. “Colton’s Dakota” (New York: G.W. & C. B. Colton Company, 1886). Lithographed pocket map with bright original full hand color. 15 1/2 x 12 1/2" at decorative strap work border, with full margins. Sheet: 17 1/4 x 14 1/2." Includes red embossed cloth cover with gilt titling, “Compliments of Aug. T. Post. Banker / 25 Nassau St. New York. Colton’s Map of Dakota.” 5 3/4 x 3 3/4." Cover has light wear and some fading on spine; previous owner’s label inside front cover. Map issued folding. Pristine condition with very minimal age toning.

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13. COLTON’s POCKET MAP of KANSAS

George Woolworth and Charles B. Colton. “Colton’s Kansas” (New York: G.W. & C. B. Colton Company, 1886). Lithographed pocket map with bright original full hand color. 16 1/4 x 24" at decorative strap work border, with full margins. Sheet: 18 x 26." Includes red embossed cloth cover with gilt titling: “Compliments of Aug. T. Post. Banker / 25 Nassau St. New York. Colton’s Map of Kansas,” 5 3/4 x 3 3/4." Cover has light wear and some fading on spine; previous owner’s label inside front cover. Map issued folding. Pristine condition with very minimal age toning.

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14. A HIGHLY DECORATIVE MITCHELL & YOUNG MAP of LOUISIANA, MISSISSIPPI & ALABAMA

Samuel Augustus Mitchell and James Hamilton Young. “Map of the States of Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama” (Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, 1835). Engraved pocket map with original hand coloring. 17 1/2 x 22" including lovely decorative vine border. Sheet size: 18 x 22 3/8." Inset indexes with “Steam Boat Routes” and “Principal Stage Routes, through the States of Louisiana, Mississippi & Alabama.” Border includes two decorative vignettes depicting a bald eagle with armaments overlooking a steamboat and a sailing ship at top center, and a bowl of fruit at bottom center. Overall age toning. Some marginal soiling. Some marginal and border losses at l. Some marginal tears, professionally stabilized. Folds professionally stabilized. Very good.

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15. RARE 1837 LAND OFFICE MAP of MISSISSIPPI

E. Gilman [General Land Office]. “Mississippi from the Surveys in the General Land Office” (Washington, D.C.: Office of the Surveyor General, 1837). Folding pocket map, engraved on copperplate with excellent bright original full and outline hand color. 29 x 18 1/2" at neat line. Sheet: 30 x 19 1/2." Folds into roan leather cover with embossed gilt titling on front. Some age toning. Overall very good to fine for this fragile and rare item.

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16. RARE CASSINI MAP of OLD and NEW MEXICO

Giovanni Maria Cassini. “La Parte Occidentale Dell’Antico, E Nuovo Messico . . ” [The Western Part of Old and New Mexico] (Presso la Calcografia Camerale, Rome: 1798). Published in Nuovo atlante geografico universale. Etching. 18 7/8 x 13 1/2" to border. Sheet: 22 7/8 x 16 3/4." Excellent.

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17. TERRITORIAL MAP of NEW MEXICO & UTAH

Joseph H. Colton. “Territories of New Mexico And Utah” (New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1856 [1855]). Lithograph with bright original hand color. 11 x 14 1/8" at neat line with full margins. Sheet size: 14 11/16 x 18 1/16." “Kanzas” with a “z.” Faint scattered spotting. Overall, excellent.

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18. LATE 19th CENTURY MAP of NEW MEXICO

H. R. Page. “Page’s Map of New Mexico, 1887” (Chicago: H. R. Page & Company, 1880 [1887]). Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin, p. 62–63. Double-page lithograph with full original hand color. 18 5/8 x 15 1/2" at neat line. 26 1/8 x 16 3/8" at decorative border. Sheet: 27 3/4 x 18." Verso: “A Guide to New Mexico,” table with town map coordinates and populations. Light soiling, mostly marginal; two very minor marginal tears, l.l.; 1 1/2" tear at right, mostly marginal with repair. Fine.

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19. EARLY MAP of the NEW STATE of TEXAS

J. H. Young. “Map of the State of Texas from the Latest Authorities,” (Philadelphia: Thomas, Cowperthwait & Co., 1850–53. From A New Universal Atlas . . . containing a special map of each of the United States. Lithograph with original full hand color. 12 3/4 x 15 7/8" at neat line. Sheet: 13 3/4 x 16 1/8." Inset maps: “Northern Texas on the same scale as the larger map,” u.l. and “Map of the Vicinity of Galveston City,” l.l. Two very minor chips at u.l. edge of sheet. Very clean. Excellent condition.

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20. LARGE MAP of WISCONSIN

Silas Chapman. “Chapman’s Sectional Map of Wisconsin with the Most Recent Surveys” (Milwaukee: Dyer & Pasmore, 1857). Lithographed pocket map with bright, original, full hand color. 34 1/2 x 32" at decorative border. Sheet: 35 1/2 x 33." Accompanied by 12mo brown cloth booklet with gilt titling and embossed decorative borders. Front pastedown is the original paper label advertising Chapman’s maps for sale. Very minor age toning at a few fold lines; a few very minor marginal fold separations and a few very minor losses, with the whole professionally stabilized. Overall excellent.

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21. HOMANN’s 1716 MAP of CRETE

Johann Baptist Homann. “Insula Creta hodie Candia in fua IV.Territoria divisa cum adjacentibus Aegei Maris Insulis ac praesertium nupperrime ex abysso pelagi emergente Nova Santorini Insula” (Nuremberg: Johann Baptist Homann, 1716). Published in the first edition of Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt, no. 104. Double-page copperplate engraving with bright original hand color. 19 x 22 1/2" at neat line, full margins. Sheet: 21 x 24 3/8." A few unobtrusive printer’s creases at l.r.; one very minor marginal separation at b.c., with repair; a number of inscribed lines under names of towns, etc. Otherwise, fine.

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22. HOMANN’s 1716 MAP of CENTRAL ITALY highlighting the Papal States and the Duchy of Florence

Johann Baptist Homann. “Status Ecclesiastici Magnique Ducatas Florentini” (Nuremberg: Johann Baptist Homann, 1716). Published in the first edition of Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt, no. 34. Double-page copperplate engraving with bright original hand color. 19 x 22 1/2" at neat line with full margins. Sheet: 21 x 24 1/4." Very light age toning. Excellent condition.

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23. HOMANN’s 1716 MAP of SICILY & SARDINIA

Johann Baptist Homann. “Regnorum Siciliae et Sardiniae nec non Melitae seu Maltae Insula cum adjectis Italiae et Africae Litoribus Nova Tabula” (Nuremberg, Johann Baptist Homann, 1716). First edition. Published in Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt. Double-page copperplate engraving with bright original hand color. 19 x 22 1/4" at neat line with full margins. Sheet: 21 x 24." Impressive uncolored title cartouche (as issued). Two insets: “Cataneae urbis eique vicini Montis Aetnae in Sicily prospectus” and “Valletta civitas Maltae. . .” Minor scattered spotting, mostly in upper margin. Overall, fine with vivid original color.

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Catalogue prepared by Beverly Weiss and William R. Talbot, photography by Steve Walenta.