Auction 128, Lot 359

"Geographisch-Statistische und Historische Charte von Neu York", Weiland, Carl Ferdinand

Subject: New York

Period: 1824 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

15.8 x 11.8 inches
40.1 x 30 cm

Geographisch-Statistische und Historische Charte von Neuyork, Carl Ferdinand Weiland, Weimar, 1824, hand color, 15.8" x 11.8". This rare German edition of Carey & Lea's map of New York shows early towns, roads, rivers, mountains, lakes and other geographical features. Some of the western counties are not yet formed. The road details are quite noteworthy. Carey & Lee's Atlas of North America (1822) adopted the style of the Lavoisne Atlas with descriptive text surrounding the map, rather than on the verso or other sheets. The atlas was a commercial success. In addition to the second and third editions published in Philadelphia, a French edition was published by Buchon in 1825, and a German edition was published by Weiland in 1824. For the German edition, the maps were re-engraved by the Weimar Geographischen Institut. The German edition is by far the rarest and the maps are among the earliest state maps printed outside the United States. Text on three sides, overall dimensions are 22.3 x 18.5". Rand, McNally & Co.'s New York


Condition: B+

Original outline color with some light damp stains in the margins and text and minor soil in the map.

Estimate: $200 - $275


Closed on 5/20/2009