Auction 116, Lot 298

"Map of Lands Belonging to the Forest Preserve Situated in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster…",

Subject: New York

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication: NY Fisheries and Game Commission

Color: Printed Color

Size:
24 x 40 inches
61 x 101.6 cm

This very large map, on two separate sheets, folds into a red board case entitled "Map of the Catskill Preserve" with "State of New York" in upper corner. The map sheets are incredibly detailed and finely engraved. The map would measure 48" x 24" if joined. It is compiled from "Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. by Authority of the Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission." Engraved by J.Y. McClintock and W.L. Lawton. Folds into, but not mounted in (as issued), red cloth covers (6" x 9") with gilt title and original ribbon ties at side. A rarely seen map in extraordinary condition.

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Condition: A+

Folding, as issued. A few minor fold intersection splits due to the size and thickness of the paper, else very fine. The boards are also fine and near new condition with just a little sunning on spine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 9/20/2006

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