Auction 136, Lot 319

"Map of New York and Vicinity Accompanying "Atlas of New York and Vicinity"", Beers, Ellis & Soule

Subject: New York

Period: 1867 (circa)

Publication: Atlas of New York and Vicinity from actual Surveys

Color: Hand Color

Size:
28.5 x 30 inches
72.4 x 76.2 cm

This scarce map was published in this atlas, which was only published once. The colorful map shows that portion of New York State south of Poughkeepsie and most of Long Island. Also shows half of Connecticut west from New Haven, the northern half of New Jersey including Trenton and a small portion of Pennsylvania. The map presents remarkable detail of towns and villages, roads, railroads, and political boundaries including counties and townships. The cities and larger towns are drawn in street grid pattern and the detail is so good that even Central Park is named. Circles at five mile increments radiate from lower Manhattan. The map is embellished with fancy titling and flourishes and a surrounding banknote-style border.

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Condition: B

The map image is near fine with strong original color and a beautiful impression and displays very well despite the following flaws. Small (1/2") hole in Shohola County, 5" tear from binding trim is closed on verso and virtually invisible and a light water stain is visible in Raritan Bay and part of Long Island. Full margins.

Estimate: $400 - $600

Sold for: $300

Closed on 6/1/2011

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