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Auction 118, Lot 236

"New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pensilvania &c.", Moll, Herman

Subject: Colonial Northeast

Period: 1739 (circa)

Publication: Thomas Salmon's Modern History

Color: Hand Color

10.8 x 8 inches
27.4 x 20.3 cm
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First state of this great early map of New England and one of the earliest Post Road maps. New York is confined to a narrow strip along the Hudson River and New Jersey is divided into West and East New Jersey. A fascinating account of the post routes in the colonies fills part of the map - "The Western Post setts out from Philadelphia every Fryday, leaving letters at Burlington and Pert Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night..." Sounds like better service than in the 21st century!

References: McCorkle #729.2.

Condition: A

Issued folding, now pressed. Light damp stains in blank margins.

Estimate: $600 - $800

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/6/2007