Auction 112, Lot 247

"Map of Massachusetts from the best Authorities by A. Adams", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1802 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

Size:
11.5 x 7.8 inches
29.2 x 19.8 cm

This early nineteenth century map was published by Jedidiah Morse, one of the founders of American cartography. This is his second map of the state drawn by A. Adams; the previous map being by J. Denison. This version is a much superior map updated to include information in Plymouth, Bristol and Barnstable counties that was left off the first edition. The identity of A. Adams is a mystery as he is not listed in Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers. He apparently was a cartographer who worked closely with Morse during this period, and is possibly Ashur Adams who made a map of New England for Morse's A Compendious History of New England. The plate was engraved by Enoch G. Gridley.

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Condition: B

Bit of light soil.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $130

Closed on 9/28/2005

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