Auction 148, Lot 288

Very Early Mitchell Wall Map of New York

"Map of the State of New York Compiled from the Latest Authorities", Mitchell, Samuel Augustus

Subject: New York

Period: 1832 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

30.5 x 19.5 inches
77.5 x 49.5 cm

This very early Mitchell wall map presents a wealth of information. The map shows counties, cities, towns, turnpikes, canals and railroads (proposed and completed). The recently completed Erie canal is depicted running from Albany to Buffalo, and the only railroads noted are two short lines near Albany and the uncompleted Boston to Albany line. Five large insets depict the vicinities of Rochester, Albany, Niagara Falls, New York City, and a long inset detailing the course of the Hudson River from Albany to New York Bay. Decorated by keyboard style border and fancy titling. The map is attached to its original rollers with brass ring and ribbon tie downs.


Condition: B

Overall good condition for a wall map of its age with overall toning and some minor cracks and chips in the image and blank margins. Rollers are in excellent condition while most of the silk along the sides of the sheet is missing.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $300

Closed on 2/19/2014