Auction 149, Lot 266

"A Map of the History of New York State",

Subject: New York

Period: 1928 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28.2 x 20.8 inches
71.6 x 52.8 cm

This unusual map is chock-full of details illustrating the history of the state. It covers a period of 400 years from Giovanni da Verrazzano's discovery of New York Bay in 1524, to the Dutch settlements of the early 17th century where Peter Minuit bought the island of Manhattan for 60 guilders, and to the completion of the Erie Canal in 1825. Various places and events are described, located and dated throughout the map, and several cities have a detailed chronology. Includes insets of "Old New York", "Niagara" and "Two Great Rivers." Decorated by five coats of arms and an attractive compass rose. Created by Alexander Flick and Paul Paine.

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Condition: A

A very bright, colorful example with just a few edge tears confined to the bottom blank margin that have been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $150 - $180

Sold for: $100

Closed on 5/21/2014

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