Auction 136, Lot 299

"[Lot of 3 - Maine]",

Subject: Maine

Period: 1811-1872 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

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1. Maine, A. J. Coolidge, Boston, 1860, 16" x 22". Very finely engraved and beautifully colored. This highly detailed map was drawn on the polyconic projection by Shedd & Edson, Civil Engineers & Surveyors, No. 42 Court St., Boston. With fancy lettering in title and the seal of the state above. The map is surrounded with a most decorative border. Folding as issued and fine except for a little toning at one fold on left side. (B+)

2. Maine, G.W. & C.B. Colton, New York, 1876, 12.6" x 15.6". Highly detailed map showing the counties, townships, cities and towns. It is surrounded by Colton's strap work border. Published for Hoyt, Fogg & Donham of Portland, Maine. Printed on fine banknote-quality paper. Small remnant of glue on verso. (A+)

3. The Province of Maine from the best Authorities 1811, Ester Prentiss Low, New York, 7.3" x 10.7". This scarce map was engraved for the New Encyclopedia. A partial compass rose with fleur-de-lys rests in the Atlantic and the distance scale is in American miles. Limited detail in the interior but towns and roads are noted along the coast in the south. Esther Prentiss Low was the widow of John Low. She reissued the New Encyclopedia between 1810 and 1815 from New York. Low is mentioned by Alice Hudson and Mary Ritzlin in Women as Mapmakers, as one of the many women that made important contributions to cartography. Full original margins. (B+)



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Estimate: $350 - $450

Sold for: $250

Closed on 6/1/2011