Auction 136, Lot 316

"Map of the State of New York", Gillet, George

Subject: New York

Period: 1823 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

Size:
12 x 11.5 inches
30.5 x 29.2 cm

This map shows Yale College as the Prime Meridian, a unique configuration to our knowledge shown only in the three maps from this publication. The official list of historical Prime Meridians does not include Yale or New Haven. The map shows good detail of roads and settlements. Legend locates Towns in Richmond and Kings counties

This map was published in the only American edition of Timothy Dwight's work, however the maps was 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. A scarce map.

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Condition: B+

Toned along two folds in upper portion. Issued folding, now flat.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $100

Closed on 6/1/2011

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