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Auctions 1-50 of 199
Lot 6
Thomas Leiper, Scottish American Merchant, Politician, & American Revolutionary War Veteran, Manuscript Archive, Incuding Last Will

Thomas Leiper (1745–1825) was a Scottish American businessman in Philadelphia, who constructed the first permanent tramway (railway) in America, a 3/4 mile line that connected his quarry to a navigable creek to carry the stone to Philadelphia. This ox-drawn line ran from 1809 to 1828, when Leiper got permission to construct a canal along the same route. Leiper emigrated to America from Scotland in 1763 at the age of 17, and soon came to Philadel...

Lot 13
Mexican-American War Lithographs by D.P. Whiting

Lot of 2, including:Valley Towards Saltillo, from near the base of "Palace Hill" at Monterey. 12 x 19 print on 18.75 x 23.75 in. board. Birds-eye view of the Camp of the Army of Occupation, Commanded by Genl. Taylor. Near Corpus Christi, Texas. 11.75 x 19 in. image in 18.75 x 23.75 in. board.

Lot 15
Cassius Marcellus Clay Pamphlet on the Mexican War

Printed Senate Doc. No. 101 (35th Congress, 1st session), 1856-1857. 8vo, 6 numbered pp (last leaf blank). Cassius Clay petitioned the Senate for reimbursement for a judgement against him for an incident that occurred just before the Kentucky unit left for the Mexican War. They were ordered to round up some deserters who were reportedly staying at "a house of ill fame." The first group sent to find them were fired upon, so they returned to camp t...

Lot 47
Three Images of Generals Keyes & Barry

Lot includes two different CDV lithographs of General Hiram Berry with a post-war albumen of General Erasmus Keyes measuring 4.25 in. x 6.5 in. General Berry held division command in the 3rd Corps when he was killed at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Keyes attained the rank of Major General commanding 4th Corps in 1863 before he ran afoul of General Dix in July. He resigned in May 1864.

Lot 54
Three Civil War CDVs of Confederate Officers, Including Major Robinson

Lot of 3: Bust view of Major Robinson, by McPherson, New Orleans; full standing view of major identified as General Banks on verso; unidentified major, with Balch, Memphis backmark. We have not been able to identify any of them (Robinson and Banks are fairly common names, and there are hundreds, or even thousands, even in Confederate records).

Lot 66
Civil War CDV of Log Church Built by 50th New York Engineers, Petersburg, February, 1865

All-wood church, with even chimneys in wood. Five soldiers standing around, which gives a good idea of scale of this substantial building. With extensive fretwork details, especially on steeple. The style matches the other buildings constructed by these engineers who were with the Army of the Potomac. Backmark of Lazelle & McMullin, Petersburg, VA.

Lot 112
Carlisle Barracks, Ca 1864, Two Albumen Photographs of Officers with their Families

Two CDV-sized prints tipped onto a 7.25 x 9.75 in. sheet.Vertical view shows five men, three in uniform, two in civilian clothes, and four women, plus a young man (maybe early teenager) on the front steps of what is likely the officers' quarters. A second view shows one couple from the first photo, altogether seven men, one in civilian clothing, and three women.

Lot 231
General John J. Pershing, Press Photographs from Event Welcoming Home Alaskan Flyers, Ca 1923

2 silver gelatin press photographs, both 8 x 10 in., each with War Department hand stamps and typed, applied paper labels on verso, including: General John J. Pershing and Major Peyton C. March at Bolling Field, Washington, D. C., ready to welcome the returning Alaskan flyers.(c. 1923); and two Generals, with verso typed inscription: It is easy enough to recognize General Pershing, but the business - like man in the flying togs talking to hi...

Lot 245
Quarter Plate Ambrotype of a Family with Girls Wearing Matching Dresses

Quarter plate, lightly tinted ruby ambrotype portrait of a rather serious looking family, the mother and father seated at center, and each holding the hand of one of their young daughters. Both girls wear the same plaid dress lightly tinted in blue. Housed in full, pressed-paper case.

Lot 249
Sixth Plate Tintype of an Identified Gentleman from Colorado, with Gold Rush Connections

Sixth plate tintype of a gentleman, housed in a pressed paper case penciled under the plate Taken in Central City Colorado Territory 1864 in my 28th year - H.D. Hetherington.  Also under the plate is a note containing a golden lock of hair and penciled Nevada City, Montana Territory, Received 28th June, Tuesday, 1864, and another lock folded into a piece of white cloth.  The 1870 census lists a man named Henry D. Hetherington who was...

Lot 250
Sixth Plate Ambrotype of Young Man with his Violin

Fine sixth plate ambrotype of a young, curly-haired gentleman with his violin, posed as if he is playing the instrument. His cheeks are lightly tinted pink, and a ring on his pinky finger is tinted gold. Housed in full, pressed paper case.

Lot 254
Sixth Plate, Post Mortem Ferrotype of a Young Boy in Jacket

Sixth plate postmortem tintype of a young boy, likely being held by his mother or father underneath the blanket.  Housed in a full pressed paper case.  Found in Hannibal, Missouri.

Lot 257
Ninth Plate Ferrotype of Two Young Women Playing Chess

Ninth plate ferrotype of two young women concentrating on a chess game on the table between them. The young, fresh-faced woman at right looks at her opponent, who is partially visible along the left edge of the plate, as she contemplates her next move. Housed in full, patriotic Union case.

Lot 375
Map of Waldo County, Maine, 1859

Chace, J., Jr. Map of Waldo County Maine, from actual surveys by  D.Kelsey & D.H. Davison, under the direction of J. Chace Jr. Civ. & Topographical Engineer, Portland, Me. Portland (ME) & Philadelphia, J. Chace Jr., Publ., 1859. 53.5 x 68 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers. Color, with heavy outlines, lighter on townships. Vignettes: Residence of Capt. Timothy Lane, Vinalhaven; Res. of Moses Young, Esq., Lincolnville; Re...

Lot 376
Topographical Map of Lincoln Co., Maine, 1857

Hopkins, C.M. A Topographical Map of Lincoln Co. Maine, from Actual Surveys by C.M. Hopkins. Philadelphia: Lee & Marsh, 1857. 59 x 59 in. Linen backed, top roller only remains, light varnish mostly worn off. Vignettes: Collins, Wingate & Co., Carriage Manfcty., Union; Res. of Hon. Isaac Reed, Waldoboro; Res. of J.H. Converse, Esq., Newcastle; Court House, Wiscassett; Custom House, Waldoboro; Commercial House ___(missing paper); Res. of...

Lot 377
Map of Sagadahoc Co., Maine, 1858

Chace, C. Jr. Map of Sagadahoc Co. Maine. From Actual  Surveys. Philadelphia and Portland (ME): J. Chace, Jr., 1858. 51.5 x 57 in. Linen, varnished, two rollers, bottom detached. Vignettes: Residences of: Col. James T. Patten, Bath; William Drummond, Bath; Joshua Haskell, Topsham; Capt. J.G. Richardson, Bath; George W. Duncan, Esq, Bath; Capt. James Drummond, Bath; Franklin Family School for Boys, Topsham. Insets: City of Bath, Topsham...

Lot 378
Topographical Map of Grafton County, New-Hampshire, 1860

Walling, Henry F. Topographical Map of Grafton County New-Hampshire. New York: Smith Mason & Co., 1860. Approx. 60 x 60 in. Linen backed, varnished. Relief shown by hachures. Vignettes include: Pemigewasset House, Plymouth; Store and Residence of Col. Jesse Ladd, Holderness; Dr. Vail’s Water Cure Institute, Hill; Dartmouth College; Tilden Female Seminary; N.H. Medical College; Old Man of the Mountain; The Flume, Franconia Notch; Exch...

Lot 379
Topographical Map of the County of Sullivan (New-Hampshire), 1860

Walling, Henry F. Topographical Map of the County of Sullivan (New-Hampshire), From Surveys under the Direction of H.F. Walling. New York: Smith & Marley for H.F. Walling, 1860. Linen backed, varnished. Still attached to top board. Vignettes: Sullivan Co. Court House, Newport; Wheeler’s Block, Newport; Newport House; Unitarian Church, Charlestown; Kimball Union Academy, Meriden Village, Plainfield; Robertson’s Hotel, Charlestow...

Lot 380
Map of Merrimack County, New Hampshire, 1858

Walling, Henry F. Map of Merrimack County New Hampshire. Boston and New York: Smith and Peavey, 1858. 58 x 63 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers still attached. Acanthus border. Vignettes: Residence of the Late Major Caleb Stark, Dunbarton; Res. Of John G. Hooks, Prospect Hill, Concord; Res. Of Dr. Robt. Lane, North Sutton; Insane Asylum, Concord; Boscawen Academy; New Court House, Concord; Res. Of W.C. & L.W. Kimball, Contoocookvill...

Lot 381
Map of Cheshire County New Hampshire,1858

Map of Cheshire County New Hampshire. From actual survey by L. Fagan. Philadelphia: Smith  & Morley, 1858, 59 x 59.5 in. Linen, varnished, 2 rollers, bottom one detached, but top still attached. Vignettes: Keene, N.H. View in Main Street from the South; Cheshire House, Keene; School House in Dist. 2; High School Building, Walpole; Monadnock Mountain and Lake; Eagle Hotel, Keene. Insets: Stoddard; Mill Village; Chesterfield Factory;...

Lot 382
Map of Franklin County, Massachusetts, 1858

Walling, Henry F. Map of Franklin County Massachusetts. Boston: Smith & Ingraham, 1858. 51 x 63 in. Linen, varnished. Elevation indicated by hachures. Top roller only. Decorative acanthus leaf scrolled border. One unusual inset of Geological Map of Franklin County, Mass. By Edward Hitchcock. Vignettes in corners: Power’s Institute; CourtHouse, Greenfield; High School, Greenfield; and Residence of Josiah Fogg, Esq., Deerfield. Othe...

Lot 383
Map of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, 1853

Walling, Henry F. Map of Norfolk County Massachusetts, based upon the Trigonometrical Survey of the State, the details from the Best Authorities & from Actual Survey by Henry F. Walling, Civil-Engineer. Boston: H.F. Walling, 1853. 27 x 39 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers (top detached). Insets: Plan of Dedham Village; Plan of the City of Roxbury; Statistics.

Lot 384
Map of Ansonia, Birmingham, Derby, Shelton and West Ansonia, Conn., 1883

Nichols, Beach, compiler and draftsman. Map of Ansonia, Birmingham, Derby, Shelton and West Ansonia, Conn. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Publishing House, 1883. 36 x 42 in. Linen backed, varnished, colored outlines. Birmingham, Shelton, Derby “Business Notices” (Directory). 

Lot 385
Map of St. Lawrence County, New York, 1857

Rogerson, A.E. Map of St. Lawrence County New York, from actual surveys by A.E. Rogerson, C.E. Philadelphia: J.B. Shields, Publisher, 1857. 60 x 60 in. Linen, varnished, two rollers. Vignettes: County Buildings; Trinity Church (in top area – bad); Union Block, Canton; Residence of A.W. Woolley near Ogdensburgh; B. Whitney Prop., Racquetteville; Universalist Theological School; United States Hotel, Massena Springs; Gouverneur Wesleyan Sem...

Lot 386
Map of Jefferson County, New York, 1855

Map of Jefferson County New York. Philadelphia: J.B. Shields, 1855. Approx. 52.5 x 55 in. Vignettes: Methodist Episcopal Church, Adams; S.J. Mendell’s Agricultural Warehouse & Seed Store, Adams; Res. of S.G. Wiggins, Antwerp; St. James Church, Theresa; Woodruff House, Watertown; Universalist Church, Watertown; Presbyterian Church, Adams; Res. of C. Jaywells, Watertown; Res. of Hon. E.S. Salisbury, Adams; Res. of A.P. Sterling, Antwer...

Lot 387
Topographical Map of Lewis County, New York, 1857

Ligowsky, A. Topographical Map of Lewis County New York, from actual surveys. Philadelphia: S. & R.S. Taintor, Jr. & Co., 1857. 50.5 x 56 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers, color with heavy outlines, lighter fill. Vignettes: C.G. Riggs & Co., Turin; Residence of Bradford Ragan, Turin; Potter’s Hotel,…Lowville; High Falls near Copenhagen; Presbyterian Church, Lowville; M.M. Smith (store), Lowville. Insets: Gle...

Lot 388
Gillette's Map of Monroe Co., New York, 1858

Browne, P.J. Gillette’s Map of Monroe Co. New York, from actual surveys. Rochester: Publ. by John E. Gillette, 1858. 59 x 59 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers. Vignettes: Residence of G.C. Latta, Esq.; Duryee & Forsyth Manufacturing Co.; Residences of: Wm. Brown, Esq., Ogden; S.D. Webster, Esq., Parma; F.P. Root, Esq., Sweden; H.B. Hart, Esq., Hart’s Corners, Rush; Donald McNaughton, Esq., Wheatland; Res. of J.G. Ramsdel...

Lot 389
New Map of Oswego County, New York

New Map of Oswego County New York, Prepared for the Use of Public Schools, Private Families & Business Offices, by Edgar G. Blankman… Ca 1890s. 56 x 58 in. Linen backed, varnished, two wood rollers, not attached (original unfinished wood). No vignettes remain. Insets: tables of newspapers, distances, statistics, etc.; Richland; Fulton; Bernard’s Bay; Parish; New Haven; Scriba; Orwell; Seneca Hill; Vermillion; Lycoming; Am...

Lot 390
Map of the Counties of Chenengo and Cortland, New York, 1863

Map of the Counties of Chenengo and Cortland New York. From Surveys by A. & C.S. Warner, F.W. Beers & B. Nickols. Philadelphia: A. Pomeroy & S.W. Treat, 1863. 44 x 65 in. Linen backed, varnished, only one roller.

Lot 391
Maps of Chautauqua and Delaware Counties, New York, 1896

Lot of 2. Neil, Grant E. Neil’s New Township & District Map of Chautauqua Co. New York. Buffalo (NY): Grant E. Neil, printed by Matthews, Northrup Co., 1896. 37 x 41 in. Linen backed, not varnished, color. Gould, Jay. Map of Delaware County New York. From Actual Survey by Jay Gould. Philadelphia; Collins G. Kenney, 1856. 58 x 58 in. Linen backed, varnished, two rollers. Vignettes: Presbyterian Church, Delhi; “Elm Place,...

Lot 392
Map of Orange County, New York,1938

Map of Orange County New York. New York: Dolph & Stewart, 1938. Linen backed, two rollers, top is window shade roller (as made). Insert plans of Newburgh, Middletown, and Port Jervis.

Lot 393
Map of Monmouth County, NJ, 1938

Street, Road and Property Ownership Map of Monmouth County, New Jersey. New York: Dolph & Stewart, 1938. Approx. 54 x 61 in. Linen backed, not varnished, on two rollers, never colored. Inset: Western Portion of Monmouth County. 

Lot 394
Map of the Borough of Towanda, Bradford Co., PA, 1869

Morgan, W.H. Map of the Borough of Towanda, Bradford Co. PA. Published by W.H. Morgan & M.H. Traubel, 1869. Insets of: Means House; Courthouse; Bird’s-eye view of Towanda; Residence of Col. G.F. Mason; Res. Of Col. A.G. Mason, Res. Of Dr. D. Spratt (most missing), and Codding, Russell & Co., Hardware building.

Lot 395
Map of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, 1858

Hopkins, G.M. Map of Susquehanna County Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: Lee & Marsh Publishers, 1858. 58 x 60 in. Linen, varnished, townships in color. Vignettes along sides and top: Cascade Bridge; Starrucca Bridge; Residence of Ogden Pratt, New Milford; New Milford Valley Hotel; Phoenix Block, Montros; Montrose, April 21, 1857 (Snow 3 ft. deep); Dayton House, Great Bend; Franklin Hotel, Montrose; Montrose Academy; Court House, Montrose. I...

Lot 396
Map of Harrisburg City, Dauphin co., Pa., 1919

Boyd, W. Map of Harrisburg City, Dauphin Co., Pa. Engraved specially to accompany Boyd’s Harrisburg Directory. N.p.: W.H. Boyd, 1919. 19 x 34.5 in. Linen, no color, two rollers.

Lot 397
Farm Line Maps of Southwestern Pennsylvania

Lot of 2. Farm Line Map, Part of Washington County, Pennsylvania. 1910. Four maps: 30 x 40 (2); 32.5 x 41.5; 33 x 41. Top center: “Pittsburg Westmoreland Coal Company. Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.” All with holes at top for hanging, a few still have the metal grommets remaining. Patterson, E.D. Patterson Farm Line Map of Greene County Pennsylvania. Waynesburg (PA): E.D. Patterson, 1914. 33 x 42 in. Linen backed. Names on lot...

Lot 398
Maps of the Southwest Pennsylvania Coal Fields

Farm Line Map, Part of Washington County, Pennsylvania, showing coal lands owned by J.V. Thompson et al. in Amwell__Morris__North and South Franklin__South Strabane & West Bethlehem Townships. Top center: “Pittsburg Westmoreland Coal Company. Jones & Laughlin Steel Co.”  Pittsburgh: B.F. Hoffman, Sept. 1915. (2 maps) 32.75 x 41.75 in. Linen or silked paper(?). Blue print-style map. Holes at top for mounting on strip. Seco...

Lot 399
Maps of Forty Years in Hancock County, Ohio

Lot of 2. Map of Hancock County Ohio. Philadelphia: Cowles & Titus, 1863. Approx. 56 x 56 in. Linen backed, one roller remains. Insets: Arlington; Houcktown or North Liberty; Benton; [Rawson – partial]; Findlay; van Buren; Arcadia [holes]; Van Lue [holes]; West Independence; Findlay Bus. Dir.; most info. present. Riegle, J.W.S., draughtsman. The Findlay Republican Map of Hancock County. Findlay (OH): The Republican Co. Publishe...

Lot 400
Map of Lee County, Illinois, 1928

Shaw, B.E. (Kenyon Co.) Map of Lee County Illinois. Dixon Evening Telegraph, 1928. 38 x 49 in. , color, cloth edging. One roller, which is detached. The map itself is only about 24” of the 49 in. The rest is advertising, esp. above the map. Bottom is list of land owners, acreage and location (by Township and Range).

Lot 401
Maps of Tuscola and Genesee Counties, Michigan

Lot of 2. Chadwick, C.W. Wilcox’s 1912 Plat of Tuscola County Michigan. Ann Arbor (MI): C.W. Chadwick, 1912. 39.5 x 60 in. Linen backed, color townships. Names of owners on lots and bottom also with index to land owners.  Chadwick, C.W. Chadwick’s 1912 Map of Genesee County Michigan. 38 x 46 in. Linen backed, some townships in color, water features in color. Top roller present, not attached. Lots marked with owners.

Lot 403
Maps of Portage and Rock Counties, WI

Lot of 2.  Hixson, W.W. Map of Portage County Wisconsin. Rockford (IL): W.W. Hixson & Co., n.d. (ca 1920s-1930s). 56 x 56 in. Communities labeled: Eau Pleine, Dewey, Sharon, Alban, Carson, Hill, New Hope, Linwood, Stockton, Amherst, Plover, Grant, Buena Vista, Lanark, pine Grove, Almond, Belmont. Interesting legend: School, Church, Cemetery, Town Hall, House, Creamery, Cheese Factory. (Not many other maps single out creameries and cheese...

Lot 404
Revised Chart of the Comstock Mines and Sutro Tunnel

Rose, W. W. Rose’s Revised Chart of the Comstock Mines and Sutro Tunnel, State of Nevada, compiled and drawn by W. Rose, October 1878. San Francisco: Payot, Upham & Co., 1878. 18 x 24 in. Insert oval with "The Mouth of the Sutro Tunnel."  Map is printed in black and red with all major locations in bold red type and individual mines and tunnels in black and boundary lines of Sutro tunnel in red. Top third has won...

Lot 405
Map of the Comstock Mining District and Nearby Plumas County, CA

Lot of 2. Hall, Leon M. Map of the Comstock Mining District and the Washoe Mining Claims: Embracing the Districts of Virginia, Gold Hill, Devil’s Gate and Chinatown, Silver Star, North Carson and American Flat. The Brunswick Lode and Gold Canyon Placers. Storey, Lyon and Ormsby Counties, Nevada. Reno (NV): Leon M. Hall, 1922. 19 x 24 in. Engineer’s print, white on black.  Plus Plumas County, just over the border: Plumas C...

Lot 406
Maps of Snohomish County, WA

Lot of 2. Plummer, Henry. Map of Snohomish County Washington. Compiled from County Records and Official Surveys. Mirror image print. Publ. by C.W. Frisbee and H.G. Plummer, ca 1894. 22 x 35 in. Bruce, John G., Co. Assessor. Town of Monroe, Snohomish County, Washington. Compiled in County Assessor’s Office from Official Records.  H.E. Bonner, Draftsman. 1932. 36 x 57.5 in. 

Lot 407
Engineering Maps of Snohomish County, WA

Lot of 5. Map of Centerville and Vicinity, Washington Territory 1873. Copied by Snohomish county Engineers office from Original Map  Owned by G.B. Joergenson April 1931. Insert of Centerville, 1877. 30 x 52.5 in. Engineer’s print. Cutler, A.B., Engineer. Map of Ebey Island Diking District No. 1, Snohomish County, Washington. Nov.  1919. 42 x 74 in. Engineer’s print.  Group of 3 maps, all three on translucent ...

Lot 461
Indian Agent, Major James McLaughlin & D.F. Barry Photograph, Signed

Silver print of D.F. Barry and Major James McLaughlin (1842-1923), former Indian Agent for Standing Rock Agency, with their names inked on mat below the image, Barry's name written in his hand, and McLaughlin's name possibly written in his hand, plus Barry's blindstamp in lower left area of image. Photograph 3.5 x 5.75 in. (sight), housed in mat with D.F. Barry's Superior, WI applied paper label plus pencil...

Lot 6
Chinese Export Plate and Teapot, Plus

Chinese Export, 20th century. Plate decorated with a human figure in natural setting in center. Mark to underside; dia. 9.75 in. Teapot with lid and metal and wicker handle, decorated with painted floral motifs and enamel gold fish designs. PLUS, a continental vase adorned with relief Chinese style decorations. Anchor mark to underside; ht. 4.75 in.

Lot 16
A Chinese Celadon-Ground and Underglaze Blue Vase with Beast Handles

Chinese, early 20th century.  A celadon-ground and underglaze blue vase with molded decorations and twin beast handles flanking the neck, unmarked; ht. 17 in.

Lot 17
A Large Chinese Blue and White Baluster Vase

Chinese, early 20th century.  A large blue and white porcelain baluster vase decorated with vases of flowers, floral sprigs, and fruit, with stylized handles flanking the neck, unmarked; ht. 22.75 in.

Lot 19
Lidded Ginger Jar

Chinese, 19th century. A lidded ginger with plum blossom and chrysanthemum motifs on a black ground. The lid has a Foo dog-shaped handle; ht. 20.5 in. (with lid).

Auctions 1-50 of 199