Auction 119, Lot 312

"New Jersey", Scott, Joseph

Subject: New Jersey

Period: 1795 (published)

Publication: United States Gazetteer

Color: Black & White

6 x 7.5 inches
15.2 x 19.1 cm

This is a terrific example of an early American-produced copper engraved map in its first state from the first edition of Scott's United States Gazetteer. This example shows Wilmington, Trenton, Philadelphia, New York City and the location of the lighthouse at Sandy Hook, as well as thirteen counties. The maps published in Scott's Gazetteer are unusual due to their remarkable accuracy. They are some of the earliest renditions of the individual states, and are all presented in excellent detail with numerous place names, rivers and landmarks. A decorative title cartouche and simple, yet elegant compass rose further embellish this map.

References: Wheat & Brun #415.

Condition: B

With folds, as issued. Some offsetting and foxing and binding edge uneven and narrow in one spot.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/9/2007