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Auction 109, Lot 220

"Massachusetts", Bradford & Goodrich

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1838 (dated)

Publication: General Atlas of the World

Color: Hand Color

14.2 x 11.2 inches
36.1 x 28.4 cm

A great early nineteenth century map of Massachusetts showing the roads, canals and early railways. The coloring on the map is original water color, a bit hastily applied. It is a great example of the practice among publishers during this time frame of employing children to do map coloring. Engraved by G.W. Boynton.


Condition: A

Few light spots, overall very good.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/1/2004