Lot 59[NEW YORK]
MATHER, W.W. Geological Map of Long & Staten Islands with the Environs of New York. [New York: 1842]. Hand-colored lithographed map on two sheets joined from the topographical surveys of J. Calvin Smith, lithographed by Endicott. Image 22 3/8 x 51 inches (57 x 130 cm), with full margins. Usual folds with some show through of adhesive, a few short marginal tears with tape repairs to verso, the worst tear about 1 inch into image extending from where mounted, light handling creasing or faint spots to extremities.
A fresh example overall of Mather's monumental pre-Civil War wall map of Long Island. Issued with Mather's 1843 Geology of New York, the map offers fine detail of the island before the intense late 19th century population growth and the completion of the Long Island Railroad (terminates here at Half Hollow Hills). The areas from Westhampton through Montauk are particularly well delineated.
Sold for $1,000
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