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Winter 2008 Catalog


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1. John Senex. “North America Corrected from the Observations Communicated to the Royal Society at London and the Royal Academy at Paris by John Senex F.R.S. 1710” (London: John Senex, 1710). First edition, second issue. Copperplate engraving on two sheets joined, with fine original outline hand color. 37 1/2 x 25 1/2" at neat line with full margins. Sheet size: 39 x 26 1/2". Large, impressive title cartouche at u. l. with allegorical figures and symbols of the New World. Below, a coat of arms likely belonging to Anthony Hammon, to whom the map is dedicated. Expert restoration at centerfold; two small sections remargined. Overall fine condition for this very rare map.

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2. Johann Baptist Homann. Superb Maps of the World and the Four Continents (Nuremberg: Johann Baptist Homann, 1716). Published in first edition of Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt. Five maps, each map is a double-page copperplate engraving with exceptional original hand color. All have the following sizes: 19 x 22" at neat line with full margins, and sheet size: 21 x 24". Condition of individual maps noted below. Overall, for all five maps, excellent condition with eye-popping original hand color.

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3. Johann Baptist Homann. “Totius Africae Nova Repraesentatio qua praeter diversos in ea Status et Regiones, etiam Origo Nili ex veris R.R.P.P. Missionariorum Relationibus ostenditur [All Africa Newly Represented along with regional divisions, as well as the probable Origin of the Nile as revealed by Missionaries]” (Nuremberg: J. B. Homann, c. 1740 [1716]). Published in Grosser Atlas Ueber Die Ganze Welt. Double-page copperplate engraving with excellent full original hand color. 18 3/4 x 22" at neat line. Frame size: 27½ x 30". The large title cartouche is filled with interesting imagery including the pyramids, ivory trading, the source of the Nile, a great white hunter, chiefs, and cherubs bringing salvation to the continent. A few minor spots and faint surface soiling. Excellent condition (by sight). Handsome archival presentation.

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5. Samuel Augustus Mitchell / J. H. Young. “Map of the United States by J. H. Young ” (Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell, Oct. 10th, 1831). First edition. Steel-plate-engraved folding case map with gorgeous, full, original hand color and acanthus-leaf border. 42 x 33 3/4" at border. Sheet size: 43 x 34 5/8". Exceptionally ornate engraved title cartouche bearing the Nation’s seal, images of commerce and travel, all surmounted by an eagle. Numerous fine insets. With original 8vo marbled board covers, one-quarter morocco leather, leather corners, and tooled leather label with embossed title: “Traveller’s Map of the United States.” Margins a bit close, but ample. In fine original condition with outstanding full color.

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7. Eleazer Huntington. “Map of Connecticut from Actual Survey” (Hartford: E. Huntington, 1837). Copperplate-engraved pocket map with full bright original hand color. 18 1/8 x 21 3/4" at neat line. Sheet size: 19 ¼ x 23". With original 16mo leather covers with gilt title, slightly worn. Map removed and presented flat. Three insets along bottom: City plans of the joint capitals of New Haven and Hartford, and a small map of the “New England States.” At right of map, a “Profile of the Farmington Canal.” At left, a list of the governors of Connecticut from 1665 to 1835. A nice compass rose in center of Long Island Sound. Minor transference, some small losses at old intersection folds now stabilized. Overall, fine.

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8. J. H. Colton. “Colton’s Township Map of the State of Iowa” (New York: J. H. Colton, 1851). Lithographed pocket map with fine, bright original full and outline hand color. With original green cloth boards with extensive decorative embossing on front and back and title in gilt on front. Paper label on inside front cover lists numerous maps available in both “mounted and pocket form.” 23 3/4 x 28 1/4" including the lovely decorative leaf and vine border. Sheet size: 28 1/8 x 29 1/2". Table at left shows the population by county. Covers have a hint of wear. Map has a few faint scattered spots; a couple of minor printer’s wrinkles. Overall, fine condition with great color.

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9. J. M. Peck & John Messinger. “New Sectional Map of the State of Illinois” (New York: J. H. Colton & Co., 1852). Lithographed pocket map on bank note paper with intense original full and outline hand color and fabulous, wide decorative border. 38 x 24" at neat line. Sheet: 41 1/2 x 27 1/4". Together with 16mo embossed red leather covers, title in gilt: “Colton & Co.’s Map of Illinois Exhibiting the Sections by Peck & Messinger.” Two insets: “Vicinity of Galena, the Lead Region and Part of Wisconsin and Iowa” and “Vicinity of Alton & St. Louis.” A couple of very faint spots. Overall, fine with outstanding color.

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10. Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning. “Map of Iowa” (New York: Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning, 1855). Lithographed pocket map with bright, original full hand color. Spectacular ornamental border of vines, trimmed close, as issued. 16 x 19" at border. Sheet size: 18 1/8 x 21 1/4". A population table at left compares the Iowa censuses of 1840 and 1850. With original 12mo red cloth booklet with title in gilt. Advertisement for the publications of Ensign, Bridgman & Fanning on front paste-down. Very faint scattered spotting in lower left portion of map. Overall, a near mint example with exceptional color.

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11. Charles W. Morse and Samuel Gaston. “Morse’s Map of Wisconsin” (New York: Morse & Gaston Publishers; Chicago: Rufus Blanchard, 1856). Wax-engraved folding pocket map with bright original full hand color. 14 ¼ x 11 1/8" at neat line. Sheet: 17 x 13 3/4". Beautiful decorative border. With original12mo brown cloth covers, embossed and titled in gilt. Publisher’s advertisement on front paste-down. Old glue stains where once attached to booklet. Overall, fine with wonderful color.

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12. G. Woolworth Colton. “G. Woolworth Colton’s Township Map of the State of Iowa” (New York: G. Woolworth Colton, and Des Moines, Iowa: Mills Brothers, 1863). Lithographed pocket map with fine, bright original full and outline hand color. Together with 12mo brown cloth boards with embossed design and state seal and title in gilt on front. 17 7/8 x 23" including the lovely decorative border. Sheet size: 20 3/4 x 24 1/2". Table at left shows the population by county according to the 1860 census. Overall toning to sheet; scattered spotting especially in l. l. quadrant and in r. margin; several minor losses and marginal chip at l. r., all professionally stabilized.

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13. George F. Cram. “Cram’s Railroad & Township Map of Kansas” (Chicago: Geo F. Cram, Proprietor of the Western Map Depot, 66 Lake Street, Chicago, 1878). Lithographed folding pocket map with good original full hand color. 16 x 24" at neat line. Sheet size: 16 ¾ x 21 7/8". Publication date on map altered by publisher. Presented with the original 12mo dark green paper wrappers with title and vignette of a steam train printed on cover. Back cover has an advertisement listing “Cram’s Indexed Rail Road and Township Pocket Maps.” Inside front cover shows Kansas population by county from the 1870 census. Wrappers are a bit worn at edges. Map is trimmed close at top edge, as issued. Overall excellent.

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14. Elias C. Boudinot. “Map of Indian Territory” (Washington, D.C.: Julius Bien & Co., 1879). Published in Sen. Ex. Doc. No. 20, 46th Cong., 1st sess. Photolithograph in black and white with boundaries printed in two colors. 15 x 22" at neat line. Sheet: 17 3/8 x 23 3/4". Faint surface soiling; irregular right margin where formerly bound into document.

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15. H. R. Page. “Map of Michigan Compiled from the Latest Authentic Sources” (Chicago: H. R. Page & Company, 1880). Lithographed folding pocket map on bank note paper with bright original full hand color. 36 5/8 x 23 5/8" at neat line. Sheet size: 38 x 25". Insets in the u. r. corner show Isle Royale and the western half of the Upper Peninsula. With the original 12mo brown cloth covers with gilt-stamped title. Booklet includes an 11-page index of towns. Page & Company ad on the front paste-down. Covers are a bit worn. Map has a couple of lightly toned folds. Some minor losses along a top horizontal fold. Overall, fine.

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16. H. R. Page. “Page’s Map of Colorado 1881” (Chicago: H. R. Page & Company, 1881). Published in Illustrated Historical Atlas of Wisconsin. Double-page lithograph with full original hand color. 20 x 15" at neat line with full margins. Sheet size: 28 ¼ x 17 3/4". Text on verso presents “A Guide to Colorado,” including populations of towns in the 1880s. Excellent condition with fine color.

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17. Louis Nell. “Nell’s New Topographical Map of the State of Colorado Compiled from U.S. Government Surveys & Other Authentic Sources” (Denver: Hamilton & Kendrick, 1895). Photolithographed pocket map with fine bright printed color and fine original outline hand color. 28 1/2 x 39 1/4" at neat line. Sheet size: 32 1/4 x 41". Together with 12mo brown cloth covers with title in gilt on front cover. Text describing the map on pastedown. Covers are worn and soiled. The registration on the map is slightly off on the right. Overall, the map is fine with superior color.

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18. Constitutional Convention of the State of Sequoyah. Constitution of the State of Sequoyah. (Muskogee, I. T.: Phoenix Printing Company [1905]). First edition, second issue without page number on final page. End page: “Done in Open Convention at the City of Muskogee, in the Indian Territory, this eighth day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five. We hereby certify that the foregoing is a true, correct and complete copy of the Constitution adopted by the Constitutional Convention of the State of Sequoyah (Indian Territory). In testimony whereof we hereto set our hands this 14th day of October, 1905. P. Porter, Chairman. Attest: Alex Posey, Secretary . . .” 4to bound in later light brown cloth with stamped gilt title, front and spine, 9-3/4 x 6 3/4." 68 pages. Library stamp, p. 3 top margin: University of Tulsa; split joint, p. 3, repaired; accretions [p. 68]; original staple marks at binding edge; light wear to cover. Map, originally bound between pp. 48 and 49: “State of Sequoyah” with the Great Seal of the State of Sequoyah, dated 1905, with a portrait of the Cherokee statesman, Sequoyah, and a five-pointed star containing symbols of the Five Civilized Tribes. Note: “Map compiled; from United States Geological Survey Map of Indian Territory, edition of July 1902, revised to date, and County divisions made under direction of Sequoyah Statehood Convention . . . by D. W. Bolish, Civil Engineer . . .” (St. Louis: Aug. Gast Bank Note & Litho. Company, 1905). Lithograph in full color. 16 1/8 x 14 3/4" at neat line. Sheet: 17 3/8 x 15 1/2." Issued folding. A pristine example with exceptionally bright color; close margin, l. Very good condition for the volume, excellent for the map.

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19. An Outstanding Selection of Octavo Bird Prints by John James Audubon

From the First Octavo Edition of The Birds of America, 1839–1844

144 Lithographs printed and hand colored by J. T. Bowen, Philadelphia.

Without doubt the best-known ornithological and zoological artist of all time, John James Laforest Audubon’s ambitious and eventually popular “Great Idea” of making and publishing his own drawings of all the birds of North America resulted in the most monumental and perhaps most “American” natural history works ever published. His desire to make his work more affordable and widely available resulted in his production of a miniature publication, the first edition of which was completed in five years (1839–1844) and comprised 1,200 sets. All sheets measure approximately 10 1/4 x 6 1/2". Fine condition for the majority of prints. A total of 144 prints, nearly all in superb condition with gorgeous hand color, are available, providing an outstanding opportunity for collectors to acquire some of the most important octavo prints, as well as to fill in birds missing from their collections.

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20. John James Audubon. “Sciurus Richardsonii. Bach. Richardson’s Columbian Squirrel. Natural Size. Male and Female.” Lithograph printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen, Philadelphia, 1842. Plate V from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Imperial folio sheet size: 21 1/4 x 27 3/4" with full margins. Fine with bright color.

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21. Audubon, Little Nimble Weasel, 1848 John Woodhouse Audubon. “Putorius Agilis, Aud & Bach. / Little Nimble Weasel.” Lithograph printed and hand-colored by J. T. Bowen, Philadelphia, 1848. Plate 140 from The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America. Imperial folio sheet size: 21 1/4 x 27" with full margins. Very minor chipping to edges. Overall fine with bright color.

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22. Peter Moran. "Harvest at San Juan" (1883). Line etching on thin laid japan paper. Image: 6 x 12 3/8” at plate mark with full margins. Sheet size: 10 x 15 5/8". Signed in pencil in l. r. margin: PMoran. Artist’s monogram "PM" in plate, l. r. corner. Published in Original Etchings by American Artists (Cassell and Company, 1883). Superb condition, uncommon on thin japan paper and with artist’s signature.

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23. Virginia True. “Penitente Crosses Near Truchas,” 1930. Charcoal on paper. Image size: 14 x 10 7/8". Frame size: 21 3/4 x 18 1/4". Signed by the artist at lower right: VTrue. Handsome archival presentation in black frame. Fine.

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24. Howard Cook. “Acapulco Girl (Cocoanut Palm),” 1932. Wood engraving. Edition of 30. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Image: 10 1/16 x 8". Sheet: 12 x 10". Duffy: 172. Strong impression in fine condition with beautiful tones of black and white.

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25. Howard Cook. “Fiesta” (“Fiesta Taxco”), 1933. Etching on India paper. Edition of 50 (30 printed). 10 3/4 x 14 1/4" at plate mark. Sheet size: 12 x 16". Signed and annotated in pencil, l. r.: Howard Cook imp./Mexico. Notation of planned edition size and titled in pencil, l. l.: 50 [in a circle]/Fiesta. Fine condition. An exceptional impression.

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26. Norman H. Yeckley. Untitled Arizona Landscape, 1940s. Oil on canvas. Stretcher size: 20 x 24". Frame size: 23 1/2 x 27 1/2". Signed in l. r. corner: Norman Henry Yeckley. Excellent condition.

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27. Lucille Leggett. “Socorro Mission,” n.d. (1940s). Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 16". Signed in l. l. corner. Paper label pasted on verso of frame: Art Center, El Paso, Texas. Frame size: 18 1/4 x 22 1/4". Fine.

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28. Lucille Leggett. [New Mexico Village], n.d. (1950s). Oil on canvas panel, 12 x 16". Signed in l. l. corner. “New Mexico” inscribed in ink on verso. Frame size: 16 1/4 x 20". Gorgeous presentation in a custom hand-made frame in 22K gold leaf. Fine.

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29. William Dickerson. “Church at Canyoncito,” 1942. Lithograph. Image size: 8 3/4 x 11 3/4". Frame size: 17 1/4 x 20". Signed and dated by artist in pencil at l. r. Titled by artist in pencil at l. l. Printed by George C. Miller, New York. Fine. Beautiful presentation in custom hand-rubbed frame.

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30. Francis Lee Jaques. “Deer in Snowy Landscape,” 1950s. Pen and ink on scratchboard. Signed in l. l.: F. L. Jaques. Image: 7 3/4 x 11 3/4". Frame size: 14 1/4 x 18 1/4". Drawing created as Christmas card commission for Haynsworth Jewelry, Somerville, New Jersey; includes greeting card positive and mockup attached to verso. Very faint scattered spotting in l. r. side. Overall, excellent. Framed in gold molding.

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31. Olin Dows. “Procession,” 1962. Mixed media on artist’s board. Image: 15¾ x 35 1/2". Board size: 22 x 42". Frame: 23 x 43". Signed at l. l.: Olin Dows / 1962. Fine.

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32. Basil Ede. “Gambel’s Quail—Callipepla gambelii,” 1988. Watercolor and gouache on thick gray paper. Sheet size: 17 1/2 x 15 1/2". Signed, dated, and titled in ink at l. r. In handsome original presentation folder, handmade by the artist; signed and titled on cover. Fine.

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Catalogue prepared by Sarah Burt and William R. Talbot, photography by Steve Walenta.

Special thanks to Sarah Burt for her extraordinary attention to detail and scholarship.

We thank her for seven years of dedication and hard work.
We also congratulate her on her new position at the Joslyn Art Museum in Omaha.

Also, we'd like to welcome Beverly Weiss, our new cataloger and researcher. See "About Us" for her credentials.