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Auction 96, Lot 181

"A Chart of New York Harbour with the Banks Soundings and Sailing marks from the most accurate Surveys & Observations", Mount & Page

Subject: New York

Period: 1789 (published)

Publication: The English Pilot, fourth book

Color: Hand Color

18.2 x 23.5 inches
46.2 x 59.7 cm

Uncommon and important chart of New York Harbour updated to show many new shoals, channels, soundings, navigational sightings, and landmarks. Detail is confined to the waterways. The footprint of New York City is enlarged from their earlier chart. This map only appeared in the late edition of the English Pilot.

References: Sellers & Van Ee #1236.

Condition: C

Two mirror image stains in upper part with damage in margins in the same area. Map has been backed with Japanese tissue to strengthen paper.

Estimate: $2,000 - $2,100


Closed on 9/12/2001