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Auction 153, Lot 293

"New York", Lucas, Fielding

Subject: New York

Period: 1823 (published)

Publication: A General Atlas…

Color: Hand Color

18.5 x 12 inches
47 x 30.5 cm
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This detailed map of New York depicts the counties lines, which are current for 1823 with the recent organization of Wayne and Yates (here Yeates) counties. The Erie canal (Grand Canal), not completed until 1825, is depicted in plan and profile. The Adirondacks are not named, but instead labeled Wild Unsettled Country and most of the western counties have only one village shown. Buffalo is very small and named Buffaloe, and Salina is located in Onondago county, which was renamed Syracuse just two years after the publishing of this map. Lucas' General Atlas is known as one of the finest general atlases produced in the U.S. at the time, due to the high quality paper, superior engraving quality, and attractive coloring style. Drawn by Lucas and engraved by B. T. Welch.

References: Phillips (A) #742-56.

Condition: B

Light toning with moderate offsetting and a few edge chips in the bottom blank margin.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $160

Closed on 5/20/2015