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Auction 90, Lot 79

"New England, New York, New Jersey and Pensilvania",

Subject: Colonial United States

Period: 1745 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10.2 x 7 inches
25.9 x 17.8 cm

A great early map of New England. New York is confined to a narrow strip along the Hudson River and New Jersey is divided into East and West New Jersey. A fascinating account of the post routes in the colonies fills part of the map - "The Western Post setts out from Philadelphia every Fryday, leaving letters at Burlington and Pert Amboy and arrives at New York on Sunday night". Sounds like better service than in the 21st century! Small stain in Nantucket Sound else fine.


Condition: A

Estimate: $475 - $550

Sold for: $425

Closed on 3/15/2000