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Auction 102, Lot 198

"The State of Massachusetts from the Best Information", Reid, John

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Black & White

17.8 x 14.5 inches
45.2 x 36.8 cm

A rare early map showing counties, cities, roads, rivers, and interesting topography. An early survey marker, Station Trees, is located just north of Dracut at the New Hampshire border with two tiny trees engraved at that point. This map is from the second atlas printed in America and is rarely seen on the market.

References: Phillips (A) #1216-6; Wheat & Brun #219.

Condition: A

Faint toning on centerfold with slightly trimmed margins.

Estimate: $600 - $700

Sold for: $850

Closed on 3/5/2003