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1829 FIRST EDITION OF MILBERT'S LANDMARK HUDSON RIVER ATLAS

MILBERT, Jacques-Gerard. Itineraire Pittoresque du Fleuve Hudson. Paris, 1829.

First edition of this outstanding series of American views, which "constitute a unique and valuable record" (Sherman) of the natural splendors to be seen along the Hudson River, in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and at Niagara Falls, with lithographed title page, 54 lovely lithographed views, and large double-page hand-colored map. $16,800.

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“THE FIRST ACCOUNT OF AN OCEAN-TO-OCEAN CROSSING OF THE NORTH AMERICAN CONTINENT”

MACKENZIE, Alexander. Voyages from Montreal on the River St. Laurence. London, 1801.

First edition of this cornerstone North American exploring narrative, complete with frontispiece portrait and three large folding maps of North America—the largest measuring approximately 31 by 20 inches and hand-colored in outline. “Of consummate importance in the literature of transcontinental travel… Mackenzie’s account of the fur trade is of almost equal interest” (Graff 2630). $12,000.

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TWO BEAUTIFUL, LARGE, VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAITS OF SIOUX CHIEFS BY FRANK A. RINEHART

(RINEHART, Frank A.). Two Large Native American Photographic Portraits. Omaha, 1896.

Two splendid large photographic portraits of Native American (Sioux) chiefs—Chief Hollow Horn Bear of the Lakota Sioux, on the left, and Chief Afraid of Eagle, of the Oglala Sioux, who participated in the Battle of Little Bighorn, on the right—by renowned photographer Frank A. Rinehart. Both images are vintage enlarged negatives (internegatives) that would have been used by Rinehart or his studio for producing large prints, and show remarkable detail, clarity, and fine tonal gradation. $12,000.

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"THE FINEST SERIES OF ARCTIC VIEWS THEN PUBLISHED"

(ARCTIC) ROSS, John. A Voyage of Discovery. London, 1819.

First edition, illustrated with 32 engraved plates, charts and maps (13 folding), including 15 magnificent hand-colored aquatints by Havell & Son (four folding) depicting icebergs, a "bear plunging into the sea" and the ship's "passage through the ice" among other dramatic images. $11,500.

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“SOMETHING OF INTEREST IN EVERY PART OF THE WEST”

KEELER, W. J. National Map of the Territory of the United States. Washington, 1867.

First edition of one of the most important late 19th-century maps of the American West, locating deposits of gold, silver, copper, quicksilver, iron and coal. $8000.

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SPLENDID ORIGINAL HAND-COLORED FOLIO BODMER PLATE

BODMER, Karl. Funeral Scaffold of a Sioux Chief. Paris, 1839.

Fine hand-colored folio plate (number 11), first state, depicting a group of Sioux men and women in deep conversation with their teepee village and the funeral scaffold of their chief in the background, from the magnificent Atlas volume for Maximilian Wied-Neuwied's Travels in the Interior of North America. $6000.

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"LET US DRAW NEARER THE SUNNE TO NEW BRITAINE, WHOSE VIRGIN SOIL IS NOT YET POLLUTED WITH SPANIARD'S LUST… JUSTLY CALLED VIRGINIA"

PURCHAS, Samuel. Purchas His Pilgrimage or Relations of the World. London, 1613.

First edition of Purchas' survey of numerous expeditions—valuable for "having preserved some record of early voyages otherwise unknown" (DNB)—with two books dedicated to the North and South American continents, handsomely bound. $5800.

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“THE PANORAMA OF SNOW CLOUD MOUNTAINS IS BEYOND DESCRIPTION”

(CURTIS, Edward) HARRIMAN ALASKA EXPEDITION. Alaska. Narrative, Glaciers, Natives. New York, 1901. Two volumes.

First edition account of the 1899 Harriman Expedition to Alaska, with 39 color plates (including 16 heliotype plates of coastal birds by Louis Agassiz Fuertes), 85 full-page photogravures (45 by Edward S. Curtis), five maps and numerous in-text illustrations. $5000.

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