Auction 99, Lot 223

"Geological Map of Long & Staten Islands with the Environs of New York", Mather, W. W.

Subject: New York

Period: 1842 (dated)

Publication: Geology of New York

Color: Hand Color

Size:
50.2 x 22.2 inches
127.5 x 56.4 cm

Undoubtedly one of the best, most detailed, early maps of Long Island. Although labeled a geological map, its hand coloring, detailing of roads, villages, communities, and other political information make it a desirable map. It covers Long Island and the rest of southern New York state, as well as Westchester and Rockland counties and northeastern New Jersey. At bottom right is a large inset of "New York Island". A huge map on two sheets joined, as issued.

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Condition: B

Three small areas of toning, else very good. Folding, as issued.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $900

Closed on 6/12/2002

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