"West Point New York", U.S. Coast & Geodetic Survey
Subject: West Point, New York
Period: 1883 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
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.
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.