Auction 154, Lot 243

"Map of the State of New York", Magnus, Charles

Subject: New York

Period: 1854 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

24.1 x 19.9 inches
61.2 x 50.5 cm

This scarce piece is a dramatic and decorative map of the state that includes a beautiful birds-eye view of Niagara Falls at upper left. The map is colored by county with much detail of towns and villages, canals, railroads, wagon roads, watershed, and more. A second inset shows all of Long Island on the same scale as the main map. The titling is in fancy text with flourishes and banknote-style pattern behind. A handsome decorative border surrounds the map. Blank verso. An uncommon map by Charles Magnus, 12 Frankfort Str. New York. The map appears to have been issued separately or perhaps in a pocket map format although there is no overt evidence of it having been attached to covers.


Condition: B+

A fine impression with several separations along the centerfold that have been closed on verso with archival tape. Minor chips confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $70

Closed on 9/16/2015