Auction 99, Lot 224

"Map of the Country Thirty-Three Miles Around the City of New York", Colton, Joseph Hutchins

Subject: New York

Period: 1846 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
21.8 x 23 inches
55.4 x 58.4 cm

Scarce and very decorative circular map of New York City, part of Long Island, and part of New Jersey. The map was designed to show the transportation network of roads, canals and railways, with distances and terminals noted. It also depicts the telegraph lines and mills or manufactories. The harbor is marked with soundings and navigational hazards. Beautifully colored by county with the map surrounded by a wide floral border with vignettes of the City Halls of both New York City and Brooklyn at the bottom corners.

References:

Condition: A

Issued folded and now backed with light Japanese tissue to repair minor fold separations, small tear at center and top corners in margin. Coloring may be a bit faded.

Estimate: $750 - $850

Sold for: $500

Closed on 6/12/2002

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