Sydney Hall (1818 - 1860)

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Sydney Hall was responsible for many fine maps in many publications during the early 19th century. His eye for detail was greatly admired and much copied and although his maps were not decorative, in the 17th and 18th century style, they served their purpose well during a period when maps were used much more for purpose than decoration

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1841 McKenny Hall Large Folio Antique Print Chippeway Indian Native American

1841 McKenny Hall Large Folio Antique Print Chippeway Indian Native American

Description:
This beautifully hand coloured original antique folio lithograph print of KA-TA-WA-BE-DA (Katawabeda) “Old Tooth” of the Chippeway Tribe was engraved and hand coloured in 1841 - the date is engraved at the foot of the print - by J.T. Bowen and was published in the folio edition of McKenny-Hall`s History of the Indian Tribes of North America published between 1837 and 1844

McKenney and Hall's Indian Tribes of North America has long been renowned for its faithful portraits of Native Americans. The portrait plates are based on paintings by the artist Charles Bird King, who was employed by the War Department to paint the Indian delegates visiting Washington D.C., forming the basis of the War Department's Indian Gallery. Most of King's original paintings were subsequently destroyed in a fire at the Smithsonian, and their appearance in McKenney and Hall's magnificent work is thus our only record of the likenesses of many of the most prominent Indian leaders of the nineteenth century. Numbered among King's sitters were Sequoyah, Red Jacket, Major Ridge, Cornplanter, and Osceola. 

As first director, McKenney was to improve the administration of Indian programs in various government offices. His first trip was during the summer of 1826 to the Lake Superior area for a treaty with the Chippewa, opening mineral rights on their land. In 1827, he journeyed west again for a treaty with the Chippewa, Menominee , and Winebago in the present state of Michigan. His journeys provided an unparalleled opportunity to become acquainted with Native American tribes. When President Jackson dismissed him from his government post in 1839, McKenney was able to turn more of his attention to his publishing project. Within a few years, he was joined by James Hall, a lawyer who had written extensively about the west.

Both authors, not unlike George Catlin, whom they tried to enlist in their publishing enterprise, saw their book as a way of preserving an accurate visual record of a rapidly disappearing culture. (Gilreath). McKenney provided the biographies, many based on personal interviews, and Hall wrote the general history of the North American Indian. This was the most elaborate plate book produced in the United States to date, and its publication involved a number of different printers and lithographers. The publication of volume I (in 1836) was initially undertaken by Edward C.Biddle, Biddle's firm was taken over by Frederick W. Greenough, who re-issued vol.I and published the first issue of vol.II in 1842. Later, Greenough's firm was replaced by the printing firm of Rice and Clark who reissued vol. I and vol.II and published the first issue of vol.III in 1844. The printing of the plates was chiefly carried out by Peter Duval of Lehman and Duval and James T. Bowen. 
(Ref: BAL 6934; Bennett p.79; Field 992; Howes M129; Lipperhiede Mc4; Reese, American Color Plate Books 24; Sabin 43410a).

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - Off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Blue, grey, red, brown.
General color appearance: - Authentic
Paper size: - 18in x 13in (495mm x 344mm)
Margins: - Min 1in (25mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning, light spotting
Plate area: - Small repair not affecting the image, light offsetting
Verso: - Light age toning & spotting

$650.00 USD
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1807 Marshall 1st Ed. Antique Revolutionary War Map - Seige of Quebec B. Arnold

1807 Marshall 1st Ed. Antique Revolutionary War Map - Seige of Quebec B. Arnold

  • Title  : A Map of the Country which was the scene of operations of the Northern Army; including the Wilderness through which General Arnold marched to attack Quebec
  • Date  : 1807
  • Ref # : 35091
  • Size  : 11in x 9in (280mm x 225mm)
  • Condition: A+ (Fine)

Description:

Rare 1st Edition original antique map illustrating the positions of the American & British armies during the attack on Quebec during the 1776 American War of Independence, published by C P Wayne in the 1807 edition of John Marshall's The Life of George Washington. A Revolutionary War Map: Wilderness Route to Quebec. This refers to Benedict Arnold's march through the Maine wilderness in the late 1775. The map covers an area from northern Massachusetts to Quebec City. The area that is now Vermont is shown as part of New York. Rivers & lakes shown along with important forts like Ticonderoga & Crown Point.

Background:
This is a rare map of New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Quebec during the American Revolutionary War issued for John Marshall’s 1832 edition of the Life of Washington. The map covers the strategically vital Hudson Valley – St. Lawrence corridor between Albany, New York and Quebec City, Canada. From east to west it covers from Montreal and Albany to Maine’s’ Kennebec River. Various rivers, major roads, and the sites of important battles are noted. Marshall prepared this map to illustrate the important Hudson Valley theater of the American Revolutionary War. Specifically this map documents the Battles of Bennington, Saratoga, Still Water, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Montreal, Trois-Riveres, and Quebec. Control of the Hudson River Valley and the St. Lawrence Corridor was hotly contested throughout the war. Following several disastrous attempts by the Continental Militia to seize control of Quebec and Montreal the focus of the regional war shifted to the strategically positioned Fort Ticonderoga, which effectively controlled access to the Hudson and Lake Champlain. Fort Ticonderoga changed hands several time during the war but control of the Hudson resolved to the Continental forces following the defeat of British General Burgoyne at the Battle of Saratoga. This victory was one of the great turning points of the American Revolutionary War.

Battle of Quebec was fought on December 31, 1775, between American Continental Army forces and the British defenders of Quebec City early in the American Revolutionary War. The battle was the first major defeat of the war for the Americans, and it came with heavy losses. General Richard Montgomery was killed, Benedict Arnold was wounded, and Daniel Morgan and more than 400 men were taken prisoner. The city's garrison, a motley assortment of regular troops and militia led by Quebec's provincial governor, General Guy Carleton, suffered a small number of casualties.

The 5 volume publication outlined the life & times of Washington, containing an atlas volume with numerous maps and engravings of the campaigns and battles of Washington from the American Revolutionary Wars. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -
Colors used: -
General color appearance: -
Paper size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 225mm)
Plate size: - 11in x 9in (280mm x 225mm) Margins: - Min 1/8in (2mm)

Imperfections: Margins: - Right margin cropped close to border
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$325.00 USD
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1807 Antique American Revolutionary War Map - Battle of Frogs Point

1807 Antique American Revolutionary War Map - Battle of Frogs Point

  • Title: Pays Situe Entre Frogs Point et Croton River, et Position Des Armees Americaine et Brittannique..1
  • Date: 1807
  • Ref: 33645

Description:
This map of the Battle of Frogs Point, Croton River in 1776 during the American Revolutionary War was published in the 1807 French edition of John Marshall's The Life of George Washington.

Description:
This fine Revolutionary War map shows the Hudson River from Fort Lee, New Jersey & the northern end of Manhattan Island to Tarrytown & Haverstraw Bay and the Cotton River. Positions of the American and British armies are indicated on the New York side of the river at Pelham's Manor and along the road to White Plains besides the Bronx River and on the Tuckahoe Road. English camps are shown at Pells point, New Rochelle and Mamaroneck on the Sound. The Albany Post Road follows the Hudson River northward past Tarrytown. A fine depiction of the battle sites and encampments.

This 5 volume publication of The Life of George Washington outlined the life & times of Washington, containing an atlas volume with numerous maps and engravings of the campaigns and battles of Washington from the American Revolutionary Wars. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: -
Colors used: -
General color appearance: -
Paper size: - 18in x 12in (460mm x 305mm)
Plate size: - 18in x 10in (460mm x 255m)
Margins: - Min ½in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: None
Plate area: None
Verso: - None

Condition : (A+) Fine Condition

$275.00 USD
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1838 Sydney Hall Antique Map of Australia - New Holland

1838 Sydney Hall Antique Map of Australia - New Holland

Description:
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique early map of Australia was engraved by Sydney Hall and was published in his 1838 General Atlas by Chapman & Hall , London. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, blue.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 10 1/2in x 8 1/2in (265mm x 210mm)
Plate size: - 10 1/2in x 8 1/2in (265mm x 210mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Bottom centerfold re-joined
Verso: - None

$125.00 USD
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1838 Sydney Hall Antique Map of The United States of America

1838 Sydney Hall Antique Map of The United States of America

Description:
This fine beautifully hand coloured original antique map of the United States stretching as far west as Missouri was engraved by Sydney Hall and was published in his 1838 General Atlas by Chapman & Hall , London. (Ref: Tooley; M&B)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stable
Paper color: - off white
Age of map color: - Original
Colors used: - Yellow, green, red, blue.
General color appearance: - Authentic and fresh
Paper size: - 10 1/2in x 8 1/2in (265mm x 210mm)
Plate size: - 10 1/2in x 8 1/2in (265mm x 210mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - None
Plate area: - Small ink smudge at bottom of map
Verso: - None

$99.00 USD
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1816 Hall & Murray Antique Map Naha City, Okinawa Japan

1816 Hall & Murray Antique Map Naha City, Okinawa Japan

  • Title : Napakiang Roads on the SW Side of the Great Loo Choo
  • Date : 1816
  • Condition: (A+) Fine Condition
  • Ref:  33152
  • Size: 15in x 10 1/2in (380mm x 265mm) 

Description: 
This finely engraved original antique map of Naha (Napa) city the Capital of the Okinawa Prefecture Japan was engraved in 1816 - the date is engraved in the title cartouche - by John Walker and was published in 1818 by John Murray for Captain Basil Halls Account of a voyage of discovery to the west coast of Corea and the great Loo-Choo Island.

This publication one of the first complete narratives of discovery to the west coast of Korea, was made by Captain Basil Hall (1788- 1844). This expedition took Lord Amherst's Embassy to China and explored the barely known East China Sea and Yellow Sea.

Not only Korea was visited but also the Ryukyu Archipelago by the Alceste and Lyra, they obtained detailed information on the area. The Europeans in the past had explored Korea only briefly. On the way home the Alceste was wrecked in the Gaspar Strait of Sumatra. This account contains entries about the specifics of Korean lifestyles, local vocabulary, including Korean, and hydrographic charts and nautical facts such as records of sea currents and meteorological data.

The drawings of scenery and costumes were made by William Havell (1782 - 1857), the eminent artist who accompanied the Embassy, from sketches taken on the spot, by C.W. Browne, midshipman on board the Alceste. Basil Hall later became Post-Captain in the British navy and died insane. (Ref: M&B; Tooley)

General Description:
Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy & stable
Paper color: - White
Age of map color: -  
Colors used: -  
General color appearance: -
Paper size: - 15in x 10 1/2in (380mm x 265mm)
Plate size: - 12 1/2in x 9 1/2in (320mm x 240mm)
Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)

Imperfections:
Margins: - Light age toning to margin edges
Plate area: - None
Verso: - None

$75.00 USD
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