Auction 160, Lot 323

"The State of Pennsylvania. From the Latest Surveys", Reid, John

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1796 (published)

Publication: The American Atlas

Color: Hand Color

17.9 x 12.7 inches
45.5 x 32.3 cm

This map is the first state of Reid's early map of Pennsylvania which was based on Reading Howell's map of 1792, which was the first detailed map to correctly show the boundaries. On this map the New York - Pennsylvania boundary has been updated while the old one has been erased from the plate. It includes topography, towns, donation lands, counties and townships, as well as a remarkable network of early roads. The Allegheny, Ohio, Schuylkill, Little Schuylkill, Delaware, and Potomac rivers are delineated. Engraved by D. Martin. This map was also published in Winterbotham's America.

References: Wheat & Brun #450.

Condition: B+

There are a couple small spots, some minor offsetting around the centerfold, a few small abrasions, and some extraneous creases along the centerfold. Remnants of hinge tape on verso.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $500

Closed on 11/16/2016