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Auction 158, Lot 91

"Map of the Northern Part of New England Compiled for Prest. Dwights Travels", Gillet, George

Subject: New England - United States

Period: 1821 (dated)

Publication: Travels in New England and New York

Color: Black & White

14.2 x 8.3 inches
36.1 x 21.1 cm

This uncommon map covers the region from the northern boundary of Massachusetts to Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire with good detail of roads, settlements and topography. A small inset at bottom shows the "Head Waters of Connecticut River." The map is remarkable for its the use of Yale College as its Prime Meridian - a unique configuration to our knowledge. Published in Timothy Dwight's Travels in New England and New York. Dwight was a minister, theologian, educator, and author. He served as the eighth president of Yale College. Compiled by George Gillet and engraved by Nathaniel and Simeon Smith Jocelyn.

References: Howes #D612; Phillips (Maps) p. 247.

Condition: B

Issued folding on watermarked paper and now flattened and backed with tissue. Light toning, a few minor extraneous creases, and a closed fold separation that just touches the neatline at left.

Estimate: $150 - $180


Closed on 6/22/2016