Auction 125, Lot 288

"Map of the State of New York", Dripps, Matthew

Subject: New York

Period: 1853 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

20.2 x 16.5 inches
51.3 x 41.9 cm

Pocket maps by Matthew Dripps are scarce and rarely offered. This example gives exceptional detail of the state including railroads, towns and villages, watershed and shows all counties separately colored. A long list at right names all counties and gives the population from the 1850 census. Titling in fancy script with engraved seal of the state of New York at center. The map is surrounded by a lovely double-vine border, and it folds into the original gilt-stamped brown cloth covers.

References: Phillips (M) p. 513.

Condition: B+

The map has very nice original hand coloring and full margins. Covers are very nice less some minor cracks on the spine. There is a small strip of binding tape along inside of spine for support. There are a few stains in the map.

Estimate: $250 - $375

Sold for: $150

Closed on 9/24/2008