Auction 168, Lot 279

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

Subject: West Point, New York

Period: 1883 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
20.8 x 26.4 inches
52.8 x 67.1 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 44 important buildings, including hospitals, magazines, cadet guard house, cadet laundry, hotel, stables and rail-road workshops. Precisely and fully engraved with red overprinting to indicate the location of the proposed new Academic Building and Gymnasium. Engraved from the original by H.C. Evans with title and lettering by E.A. Maedel.

References:

Condition: B+

Issued folding with light toning and minor dampstains along the upper fold. There is a tiny edge tear at left that just passes the neatline that has been closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $500 - $700

Sold for: $425

Closed on 6/6/2018

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