AN AUGUST RETROSPECTIVE

New York Yacht Club Cruise--Waiting for the Yachts at the Turning-Mark - August 1895
Though we've yet to construct a proper time machine, we can offer clients a glimpse of bygone Augusts with such ephemeral treasures as: A Plan of Cherbourg Forts & Batteries, taken by the English in August of 1759; a cheering crowd at the finish at the Harvard-Yale Regatta in August of 1873; a fine hand-colored reproduction Bird's Eye View of Newport, Rhode Island from the Supplement to Harper's Weekly, August 30, 1873; at the finish at the Harvard-Yale Regatta; some dapper Columbia College chaps, August 1878; Polo at the Rockaway Hunting Club, August 1895; the above spectators at a New York Yacht Club regatta, also in August of 1895; and finally some "well-bunched" cyclists on the cover of Harper's Weekly, August 1896.

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COUNTY MAPS OF IRELAND

County Cork, Province of Munster, Ireland - 1901
According to the Washington Post in 2013, the Irish-American population is an incredible seven times the population of Ireland itself, with more than thirty percent of those in the northeast United States reporting Irish ancesty! Keep a piece of the Emerald Isle close at hand with one of our newly acquired county maps of Ireland. From Antrim to Wicklow, we've got your ancestors covered. Type their county of origin into the search bar, or shoot us an email with your request. 

OH, AUGUST! WHAT'S IN A NAME?

The Constellations, July, August, September. - 1856
Explore August's namesake with a Genealogical, Historical and Chronological Map of the Roman Empire, from Augustus, B.C. 31, to Constantine the Great, A.D. 306. No. 20., circa 1842! Admire St. Augustine on this rare 1882 nautical chart by the U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey! Marvel at the landmarks on our 1885 map of Augusta, Maine; the State House, the Arsenal, an Old Ladies Home, the Kennebec Journal, & even the Maine Insane Hospital! Lastly, let us not forget Connecticut's native georgrapher, Samuel Augustus Mitchell. Whether you're in the market for a state, regional, national, continental, or world map, Augustus Mitchell has you covered!

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QUALITY REPRODUCTIONS OF VERY RARE MAPS

World - Nova Orbis Tabula, in Lucem Edita - Reproduction - 1673
If 16th and 17th century maps fit your aesthetic, but not so much your budget, our new reproductions are for you. The 1673 DeWitt world map, pictured above, shows the globe quartered into Western and Eastern Hemispheres with polar maps showing the (charmingly incomplete) Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with curious heavenly scenes adorning the four corners. Two additional world maps, World - Nova Totius Terrarum Orbis Geographica ac Hydrographica Tabula and Orbis Terrarum Typus de Integro Multis in Locis Emendatus, were both produced by Visscher circa 1684 and include illustrated topographical detail, map monsters, ships sailing the seas (not to scale), and border illustrations representing the cultural dress and armors of various nations and cultures. Our new 1593 map of Africa by de Jode, Africae Vera Forma, et Situs, also boasts seas full of ships and serpents. Finally, our 1631 map of Great Britain, or Britannia, by Janssonius (sometimes called the Heptarchy Map) includes a decorated cartouche, compass roses, coats of arms, as well as portraits of the rulers of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms. Hang one of these gorgeous historical works on your wall without breaking the bank! 

OUTFITTING A SUMMER COTTAGE?
Our newest assortment of map and chart coffee tables and side tables are custom designed to capture your favorite places. Having paired with local printers and artisans, we now brag that we can put any map in the public domain on just about any flat surface-- from fabric to tiles! 

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