Sale 17BP02 | Lot 50

BURR, DAVID Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.

Catalogue: Rare Books, Autographs & Maps
BURR, DAVID  Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country.

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Lot 50
BURR, DAVID Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country. New York: Simeon De Witt, 1829. First edition with Ja...
New York: Simeon De Witt, 1829. First edition with "Jan. 5th 1829" date, five columns of text below the title cartouche, and with "No. 2" to upper margin as placement indicator for atlas. Hand-colored engraved map on two sheets joined. Image approximately 20.5 x 50 1/4 inches (52 x 128 cm); matted and framed. The map laid down to card backing and the matting affixed over the margins which are ample but with visible residue from adhesive, short splits at to extremities of one fold now closed, very lightly toned, a few unobtrusive spots, old Argosy pencil notation in upper margin.
This the first edition of the large map of Manhattan included in the first atlas of the state of New York. While the map is often lacking from copies of the atlas, it is apparently even rarer extracted with ABPC and Rare Book Hub reporting no separate copies in the auction record. More frequently encountered is the 1839 Ithaca 3rd edition. Burr started his career under Simeon De Witt, Surveyor General for the State of New York since the Revolution, and led a team which undertook a newly ordered state survey to promote the building of roads from down-state to the recently opened Erie Canal.


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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

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Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Sold for $3,437 (includes buyer's premium)

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