Auction 117, Lot 280

"A New Map of the City of New York Comprising the Late Improvements…", Langdon, J.

Subject: New York

Period: 1831 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

14.3 x 12.5 inches
36.3 x 31.8 cm

This is a rare pocket map of New York City. The map includes large engravings of the Mercantile Exchange and City Hall. It is hand colored by wards and folds into gilt-stamped cloth covers, titled "N-York City". This is map was published by J. Langdon, 151 Fulton Street. It appears to be the same map as appeared in Hardie's Description of the City of New York, except that Langdon's name has replaced that of S. Marks.


Condition: C

The covers are sound but rubbed. The map has good impression and full margins. It has separated with small loss where it was attached to the inside back cover with a tear at one corner. There is a stain of blue ink in one corner.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/6/2006