Auction 127, Lot 301

"Geographical, Statistical, and Historical Map of New Hampshire", Carey & Lea

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1822 (published)

Publication: American Atlas

Color: Black & White

9 x 12 inches
22.9 x 30.5 cm

This first edition map is on a full folio sheet (20.5 x 16.5") with surrounding text describing boundaries, climate, natural curiosities, chief towns, religion, commerce, government, history and more interesting information. The list of governors spans from John Cutts in 1680 to Samuel Bell in 1821. The historical sketch details New Hampshire's history from John Smith's discovery to statehood, with the notation, "since the adoption of the federal constitution, no event of historical importance has occurred in New Hampshire." The state is depicted with five counties. The map correctly shows the land gained by Rutland County at the expense of Windsor in 1822. Engraved by Young & Dellecker, Philadelphia.

References: Phillips (A) #1373.

Condition: B+

Nice example with lovely color and impression, full margins, and light toning to the centerfold.

Estimate: $250 - $350


Closed on 2/25/2009