Auction 129, Lot 316

"Map of the State of New York", Magnus, Charles

Subject: New York

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24 x 19.5 inches
61 x 49.5 cm

This scarce piece is a dramatic and decorative map of the state that includes a beautifully colored birds-eye view of Niagara Falls at upper left. The map is colored by county with much detail of towns and villages, canals, railroads, wagon roads, watershed and more. A second inset shows all of Long Island on the same scale as the main map. The titling is in fancy text with flourishes and banknote-style pattern behind. A wide, handsome border surrounds. Blank verso. An uncommon map by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Str. New York. The map appears to have been issued separately or perhaps in a pocket map format although there is no overt evidence of it having been attached to covers.


Condition: A

The map image, color and impression are fine. The map is on fine, thin paper with wide margins that have a few short edge tears, most closed on verso with archival tissue.

Estimate: $300 - $400


Closed on 9/23/2009