Auction 97, Lot 211

"A Chorographical Map of the Province of New York in North America, Divided into Counties Manors Patents and Townships; Exhibiting likewise all the private Grants of Land…by Order of His Excellency Major General William Tryon", Faden, William

Subject: New York

Period: 1849 (dated)

Publication: Documentary History of New York

Color: Black & White

Size:
27.2 x 37.2 inches
69.1 x 94.5 cm

Originally engraved and published by William Faden, London 1749. This is the reduced version of the original large London map, by D. Vaughan in 1849. An absolutely fascinating map of the region that shows hundreds of land patents with the owner identified. Filled with amazing detail including roads and trails, villages and towns, terrain, watershed, forts, lakes and more. A truly remarkable and historical map. Covers the region bounded by the Delaware, Susquehanna Rivers on the west, the St. Laurence River to Lake Francis and the 45° parallel in the north and Connecticut River on the east. Engraved on stone by R.H. Pease. Beautiful compass rose below Long Island.

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Condition: B

Archival tissue on back and pressed. Scattered light foxing mostly at lower left and margin.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 12/5/2001

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