Auction 154, Lot 224

"Geographical, Historical, and Statistical Map of Massachusetts", Carey & Lea

Subject: Massachusetts

Period: 1822 (circa)

Publication: A Complete Historical, Chronological, and Geographical American Atlas...

Color: Hand Color

18.1 x 11.8 inches
46 x 30 cm

This map of Massachusetts appears on a full folio sheet (21.9 x 17.7") and has English text beneath it describing natural resources, islands, capes, climate, civil divisions, and more. It depicts county lines current for 1821, just after Maine gained its statehood from Massachusetts in 1820. There is good detail of rivers, mountains, roads, and towns throughout the map. Drawn by Fielding Lucas and engraved by J. Yeager.

References: Phillips (Maps) p. 400.

Condition: B+

Original color with faint offsetting and an archivally repaired fold separation at top that extends 3" into the image. Light toning and a minor damp stain along the top edge of the sheet.

Estimate: $160 - $200

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/16/2015