Auction 154, Lot 221

"Maryland", Arrowsmith & Lewis

Subject: Maryland

Period: 1805 (published)

Publication: A New and Elegant General Atlas

Color: Hand Color

Size:
9.8 x 8 inches
24.9 x 20.3 cm

Shortly after the turn of the century, Samuel Lewis joined with Aaron Arrowsmith (an English map publisher) to produce this rare atlas. The title page states the maps are "intended to accompany the new improved edition of Morse's Geography…" Published by Thomas & Andrews, this early map shows the state with an inset "Western Part of Maryland Continued" at left. All towns and villages, counties, roads, and extensive watershed are detailed. This uncommon issue was drawn by Samuel Lewis and engraved by Arrowsmith.

References: cf. Wheat & Brun #514.

Condition: A

A nice example with faint toning and chips in the top corners of the sheet, not affecting image.

Estimate: $140 - $170

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/16/2015

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