Auction 124, Lot 244

"The State of Massachusetts from the Best Information", Reid, John

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: The American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.8 x 14.5 inches
45.2 x 36.8 cm

An uncommon early map of the state showing excellent detail from Piscataqua Harbor in Portsmouth south to Boston Harbor and Cape Cod. The map shows roads across the state and notes many towns and cities. An early survey marker, Station Trees, is located just north of Dracut at the New Hampshire border with two tiny trees engraved at that point. This map was based on Carey's map of 1795 and it is from the second atlas printed in America.

References: Wheat & Brun #219.

Condition: B+

Issued folding, now flattened. The map has two pinholes, one repaired on the verso with tissue.

Estimate: $600 - $700


Closed on 5/7/2008