Auction 112, Lot 266

"Geological Map of Long & Staten Islands with the Environs of New York", Mather, W. W.

Subject: New York

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: Geology of New York, Volume I

Color: Hand Color

51 x 22.3 inches
129.5 x 56.6 cm

Undoubtedly one of the best, most detailed, early maps of Long Island. Although labeled a geological map, its hand coloring, detailing of roads, villages, communities, and other political information make it a most desirable map. It covers Long Island and the rest of southern New York state, as well as Westchester and Rockland counties and northeastern New Jersey. At bottom right is a large inset of "New York Island" detailing the major streets and topography. A huge map on two sheets joined, as issued. From the topographical surveys of J. Calvin Smith, lithographed by Endicott.


Condition: B

On thick paper, folding as issued, with full margins. A little light toning or soiling, else very good.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $750

Closed on 9/28/2005