Auction 135, Lot 304

"The State of New Hampshire, Compiled Chiefly from Actual Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: New Hampshire

Period: 1796 (dated)

Publication: The American Atlas

Color: Black & White

11 x 17.3 inches
27.9 x 43.9 cm

This map was copied from Mathew Carey's The State of New Hampshire Compiled Chiefly from Actual Surveys, 1795. It shows the state divided into five counties, all named. Good detail of the topography, watershed, towns and a surprisingly large network of early roads. A portion of a huge compass rose with fleur-de-lis is in the lower right corner. The notation (N.B.) says the "White Hills appear many leagues off at Sea like White Clouds: just rising above the Horizon." The head of the Sougegon River appears in a lake close to the five hills. This map was also published in Winterbotham's America and also in the Census Bureau's First Census New Hampshire at the front. Engraved by B. Tanner.

References: Wheat & Brun #189.

Condition: A+

Exceptional example with a bright, strong impression on clean paper with very wide, original margins.

Estimate: $500 - $600

Sold for: $350

Closed on 2/16/2011