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HAND-COLORED 1846 MITCHELL MAP, INCLUDING TEXAS AND CALIFORNIA

MITCHELL, Samuel Augustus. Map of Mexico, Including Yucatan & Upper California. Philadelphia, 1846. Exceptionally fine hand-colored copy of one of the most important maps published at the outset of the Mexican War, depicting the Transmississippi region, showing Texas as a state and California as a territory, with an inset of the plan for the Battle of Monterey. $17,500.

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"IMMEDIATELY BECAME THE BASIS FOR MANY OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS OF MEXICO"

(MEXICO) LINATI, (Claudio). Costumes et Moeurs du Mexique. London, 1830.

First English edition of this early lithographic plate book on Mexico, with 33 vibrantly hand-colored lithographs of Mexican costumes, customs, and historic personages, in nicely restored original cloth. $12,500.

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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 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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BYRON'S 1764-66 CIRCUMNAVIGATION, 1769 SPANISH EDITION, WITH FOLDING MAP OF THE STRAIT OF MAGELLAN NOT FOUND IN ENGLISH EDITIONS, AND WITH ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE OF THE PATAGONIAN "GIANTS"

BYRON, John. Viage del Comandante Byron alrededor del Mundo. Madrid, 1769.

Second and expanded Spanish edition—issued the same year as the first—of Byron's account of his 1764-66 circumnavigation of the world in the Dolphin, with folding map (measuring 14 by 19 inches) of the Strait of Magellan not present in English editions (hand-colored in outline) and engraved frontispiece depicting the "giants" of Patagonia. This second edition also incorporates the account of Magellan's circumnavigation of 1519-22, completed by Captain Juan Sebastian del Cano after Magellan's death, making him the first captain to complete a circumnavigation, which was not included in the first Spanish edition. $7200.

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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 BOOK IS HANDSOMELY PRINTED, AND THE PLATES ARE FINELY EXECUTED FROM DRAWINGS BY EHRET"

(BARBADOS) HUGHES, Griffith. The Natural History of Barbados. London, 1750.

First edition of this important work on the flora and fauna of Barbados, with folding map of the island by Thomas Jefferys and 30 folio engraved plates, 12 after renowned botanical artist G.D. Ehret, one of the greatest botanical painters of the 18th century. $5500.

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