Auction 121, Lot 274

"Geological Map of Long & Staten Islands with the Environs of New York", Mather, W. W.

Subject: New York, Long Island

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: Geology of New York, Volume I

Color: Hand Color

Size:
51 x 22.3 inches
129.5 x 56.6 cm

This large map is undoubtedly one of the best, most detailed depictions of Long Island. Although labeled a geological map, its hand coloring, detailing of roads, villages, communities, and other political information make it a most desirable map. It covers Long Island and the rest of southern New York state, as well as Westchester and Rockland counties and northeastern New Jersey. At bottom right is a large inset of "New York Island" detailing the major streets and topography. The colorful sheet is further embellished with fancy lettering in the title. A large map on two sheets joined, as issued. From the topographical surveys of J. Calvin Smith, lithographed by Endicott.

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Condition: B+

Some offsetting or occasional foxing, irregular toning. A 3" binding trim tear has been closed on verso.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $950

Closed on 9/26/2007

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