Auction 169, Lot 280

"Colton's Map of the New York Wilderness Compiled by W.W. Ely M.D...", Colton, G.W. & C.B.

Subject: Adirondack Mountains, Northern New York

Period: 1869 (dated)

Publication: Murray's Adventures in the Adirondacks

Color: Black & White

22 x 23.6 inches
55.9 x 59.9 cm

This uncommon and detailed map covering upstate New York was published with William Henry Harrison Murray's Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks. "Adirondack Murray's" book was a key text of the 19th century conservation movement and led to a wave of tourist interest in the region. The map extends from the eastern edge of St. Lawrence and Herkimer counties, east to Lake Champlain and western Vermont, south to Stony Creek, and north to Grand Isle. There is good detail throughout including political boundaries, towns and villages, roads, railroads, lakes and watershed, and mountains in hachure. Map drawn by W.W. Ely, M.D. Published in Boston by Fields, Osgood & Co.


Condition: B+

A nice impression with 3" and 1" binding tears at left that have been closed on verso with archival tape. Trimmed to the neatline at left as issued. Issued folding.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $170

Closed on 9/12/2018