Auction 165, Lot 143

"[Lot of 2] Map of the State of New York [and] New Jersey", Morse, Jedidiah (Rev.)

Subject: New York, New Jersey

Period: 1796 (circa)

Publication: The American Universal Geography

Color: Black & White

See Description

These early state maps from Morse's The American Universal Geography show topography, watershed, town names, and more. Meridians are from both London and Philadelphia. Published by Thomas & Andrews, Boston.

A. Map of the State of New York (9.5 x 7.4"). In the lower portion of the state there is an area marked Ceded to Massachusetts. Chautauqua Lake appears as Calaughaque L. Drawn by J. Denison, engraved by Amos Doolittle. Condition: There are a few faint spots of foxing and a 2.5" centerfold separation at bottom that has been archivally repaired on verso.

B. New Jersey (5.6 x 7.4"). The distance scale is in "American Miles." The area extends from the tip of Long Island and Manhattan to the shoals in Delaware Bay. Engraved by Samuel Hill. Condition: Light offsetting and a few small spots of foxing.

References: McCorkle (18th C. Geography Books) #304-7 & 8; Wheat & Brun #368 & #417.

Condition: B+

Issued folding. See description above.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $95

Closed on 11/15/2017