Auction 136, Lot 186

"[Lot of 2] Map of the Southern part of New England… [in set with] Map of the Northern part of New England…", Gillet, George

Subject: United States - New England

Period: 1823 (dated)

Publication: Dwight's Travels in New England and New York

Color: Black & White

See Description

This scarce pair of matching maps share Yale College as the Prime Meridian, a unique configuration to our knowledge. The maps were published in the only American edition of Timothy Dwight's work, but were engraved in London by W. Wright. Timothy Dwight IV was a minister, theologian, educator, and author. The eighth president of Yale College, Dwight selected the college as the Prime Meridian for these maps as noted at lower left of both.

1. Map of the Southern part of New England..., 1823, 13.5" x 11". Covers all of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and most of Long Island
2. Map of the Northern part of New England..., 1823, 14.3" x 8.3". Continues from the northern boundary of Massachusetts to show Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire. Good detail of roads and settlements.


Condition: B+

Both with some diffuse foxing spots near borders, otherwise very good.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $220

Closed on 6/1/2011