Auction 121, Lot 278

"West Point New York", U.S. Government

Subject: New York

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication: HR Doc #4, 48th Congress, 2nd Session

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.5 x 26 inches
52.1 x 66 cm

A highly detailed and accurate plan of the Military Academy extends to include the Delafield Reservoir, observatory and the Engineer's Gardens. There is good detail of the fortified Fort Clinton and its batteries. The legend identifies 43 important buildings; hospitals, magazines, cadet guard house, cadet laundry, hotel, stables, rail-road workshops, etc. The map is precisely and fully engraved. This early (May, 1883) edition does not have the red overprinting to locate the proposed new Academic Building and Gymnasium. Engraved from the original by H.C. Evans with title and lettering by E.A. Maedel.

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Condition: B+

Issued folding, now pressed and backed with archival tissue. Some light toning along folds. A short binding tear, closed, just enters border.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/26/2007

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