Auction 165, Lot 277

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

Subject: West Point, New York

Period: 1883 (dated)


Color: Black & White

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 43 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.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning, a 1.25" fold separation at top left that has been closed on verso with archival tape, and a few tiny splits at fold intersections.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $800

Closed on 11/15/2017