Maps & Documents
Monumental Map of Alabama and West Florida by John La Tourrette (American, b. 1785)
Sold on February 11, 2017 for $42,700.00
“An Accurate Map of the State of Alabama and West Florida: Carefully compiled from the original surveys of the General Government; designed to exhibit at one view each Section and Fractional Section, so that each person can point to the tract on which he lives; By John La Tourrette, Mobile, Ala.”, Engraved by S. Stiles & Co, New York, 1837, hand‑colored wall map, first state, with vignettes of The State House, A Cotton Plant, University of the State of Alabama, The U.S. Arsenal and Fort Morgan; inset maps of Mobile, Florence, Tuscaloosa, Tuscumbia, Huntsville, Montgomery, Wetumpka and Pensacola; and numerous economic and demographic charts, sheet 66 in. x 54 in., framed, original rollers unmounted but provided.
Charles F. Zimpel (Prussian/American, 1801‑1879)
Sold on November 18, 2017 for $39,650.00
“Topographical Map of New Orleans and its Vicinity, Embracing a distance of twelve miles up and eight and three quarter miles down the Mississippi River and Part of Lake Pontchartrain, representing all Public Improvements existing and projected and important Establishments, accompanied by A Statistical Table, containing the most accurate Illustrations; prefaced by A Splendid View of New Orleans, & Compiled from actual surveys and the best authorities, by Chas. F. Ximpel, Deputy City Surveyor of New Orleans, Chief Engineer of the New Orleans & Carrollton Rail Road Company and late Engineer in the Prussian Service, Scale six inches to the mile, New Orleans March 1834”, lithograph, on six sheets, original folio, vignettes showing: Orleans Cotton Press Co., City Hotel, Levee Steam Cotton Press, City Hall (Cabildo), St. Louis Cathedral, Presbytere, Bank of the Canal and Banking Co., City House and Market of the City of Lafayette, Bank of New Orleans, Union Bank, American Theater, Sugar Refinery, Charity Hospital, State House, “Defeat of the British Army…”, “Plan of the Banks of the Mississippi and Adjacent Country…”, and “Mouth of the Mississippi at the South West Pass”, six sheets (combined) 63 in. x 64 in
Rare Pair of Documents Signed by Explorers William Clark and Meriwether Lewis
Sold for $21,960.00 on November 23, 2019.
the first, a manuscript Justice of the Peace appointment of H.M. Guyol, signed “William Clark”, as Governor of Missouri Territory, St. Louis Oct. 10th 1817, with paper seal, 7 3/4 in. x 7 1/2 in.; the second a partially‑printed appointment of Thomas Oliver as Judge Advocate of the 2d Regiment of Militia, 1809, signed “Meriwether Lewis” as Governor and Commander in Chief of the Territory of Louisiana, with paper seal, 7 3/4 in. x 12 1/2 in., framed together with portraits after the paintings of Charles Wilson Peale.