Auction 156, Lot 292

"West Point New York", U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey

Subject: West Point, New York

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
20.5 x 26 inches
52.1 x 66 cm

A highly detailed and accurate plan of the Military Academy extends to include the Delafield Reservoir, observatory and the Engineer's Gardens. There is good detail of the fortified Fort Clinton and its batteries. The legend identifies 44 important buildings, including hospitals, magazines, cadet guard house, cadet laundry, hotel, stables and rail-road workshops. This is an early (May, 1883) edition, prior to the red overprinting locating the proposed new Academic Building and Gymnasium. Engraved from the original by H.C. Evans with title and lettering by E.A. Maedel.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to reinforce and repair a few tiny splits at fold intersections. Faint toning along the folds.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $2,000

Closed on 2/17/2016

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