Auction 111, Lot 237

"The State of New York, Compiled from the most Authentic Information", Reid, John

Subject: New York

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Black & White

17.9 x 15.1 inches
45.5 x 38.4 cm

A rare map from the second atlas printed in America. It is based on Samuel Lewis' map of 1795. The Niagara Road is shown across the entire state. The 3 Trees are named and graphically depicted at the westernmost corner of Connecticut. Another early survey marker, The Painted Post, is graphically shown in the eastern portion of the Genesee Country that is divided into ranges and townships. There are numerous land purchases and grants, as well as the counties, townships and settlements. Engraved by D. Martin.

References: Phillips (A) 1216-10; Wheat & Brun #371.

Condition: B

Good impression on fine hand laid paper with large watermark of a crown and fleur-de-lis. Some areas of weakness along centerfold, professionally closed on verso. One small area of paper weakness in blank area to right.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/8/2005