Auction 121, Lot 268

"The State of New Jersey, Compiled from the Most Accurate Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: New Jersey

Period: 1796 (published)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

14.5 x 17.5 inches
36.8 x 44.5 cm

This is an early and important map of New Jersey from the second atlas published in the United States. It was closely copied from Samuel Lewis' map of 1795 and was engraved by David Martin. The map shows twelve counties, the division line of East from West Jersey, and provides an great view of early settlements and roads. Also included are the locations of churches, mills, and taverns.

References: Wheat & Brun #418.

Condition: B

Issued folding, now flattened with folds reinforced with tissue on the verso. The right binding side has been neatly extended to accommodate framing, repairing a minor tear in the process. A tiny hole in blank area of ocean has been professionally filled.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/26/2007