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The world's finest selection of the works of John James Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redoute, Giovanni Battista Piranesi, historically important maps, natural history engravings and watercolors, lithographs of the American West, Californiana, Hawaiiana and Western Americana, antique furniture and globes.
Featured: The Shaping of California; A Cartographic History 1719-1901
This map provides an amazing graphical depiction of the age of discovery and the character of the New World. It is embellished with more than 35 insets and vignettes of various scenes and regions in the New World. California is shown as an Island.
One of the most interesting cartographic myths of the European exploration of the Americas is depicted in this magnificent map by Nicolas de Fer which shows the North American west coast with California as a large island. \
Produced during the Mexican-American War. At that time the Treaty of Cahuenga had just ended the conflict in California. John C. Fremont was installed as the state’s first governor in January of 1849.
A magnificent map showing Texas as a province, Upper California and Mexico, and of importance for showing Jedediah Smith's journey to California and back in 1826.
John Haven had a reputation for publishing maps which asserted contentious boundary lines during the era of rapid westward expansion, and this map is no exception. It depicts Oregon's boundary as above the 54th parallel (marked "Boundary claimed by United States") as well as one near the 48th parallel ("Boundary offered as Compromise by U.S."). The map also depicts disputed boundary lines between Texas and Mexico in the same year the Mexican-American War began.
This new, and much enlarged map was commissioned by the Senate of the United States, and reproduces the area in much greater detail. It "was a road guide for Oregon emigrants such as had never previously existed.
This vibrant map is a significant and extremely rare document of the California Gold Rush. Published in 1849, it offered prospective gold seekers all of the information necessary to make the arduous trek to the West Coast.
An exceptionally beautiful map of considerable historic importance, this is J. H. Colton's first edition 1849 map of the United States on the cusp of the California Gold Rush. Colton depicts the borders of the United States as consolidated under the 1848 Treaty of Guadeloupe Hidalgo signed at the end of the Mexican American War.
One of the most important maps in American History, this was the map that was used to negotiate the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo that brought the Mexican American War to a close.
From the important cartographical library of Warren Heckrotte, a rare map covering northern California with details of the gold region.
Other Collections on Display
Japanese Whale Watercolors
Collection of Fine Works by Anonymous Artist
Watercolor and Ink