Auction 168, Lot 273

"Geological Map of the State of New York by Legislative Authority", Sherman & Smith

Subject: New York, Geology

Period: 1842 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

38 x 33.5 inches
96.5 x 85.1 cm

This is a rare geological wall map that was published by Sherman & Smith and printed by the S.C. Clark Company. In full original hand coloring with nineteen different geological types identified through hand coloring. Below the map are four geological sections: Connecticut line to Roxbury; Jones Beach Light House to Oneonta; St. Johns Canada to the Pennsylvania line; and Ogdensburgh NY to Bossburg PA. This wall map is scarce as we find only three prior sales in the last 35 years.


Condition: B+

The map is lightly toned due to the varnish, which is slightly more pronounced in the upper left quadrant. There is light scattered foxing/staining and a few small abrasions. Both the rollers and ribbon edging is present and intact.

Estimate: $400 - $475


Closed on 6/6/2018