Auction 142, Lot 253

"[On 2 Sheets] Map of Lands Belonging to the Forest Preserve Situated in the Counties of Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster…",

Subject: New York

Period: 1899 (dated)

Publication: NY Fisheries and Game Commission

Color: Printed Color

24 x 40 inches
61 x 101.6 cm

This rare and very large map, on two separate sheets, folds into a red board case entitled "Map of the Catskill Preserve" with "State of New York" in upper corner. The map sheets are incredibly detailed and finely engraved. The map would measure 48" x 40" if joined. It is compiled from "Official Maps and Field Notes on file in the State Departments at Albany, N.Y. by Authority of the Fisheries, Game, and Forest Commission." Engraved by J.Y. McClintock and W.L. Lawton. Folds into, but not mounted in (as issued), red cloth covers (6" x 9") with gilt title and original ribbon ties at side.


Condition: B

Issued folding with numerous splits at fold intersections due to the size and thickness of the paper resulting in minor loss, along with a few minor abrasions. Otherwise a bright, clean example. The covers are in near fine condition.

Estimate: $150 - $200


Closed on 11/28/2012