BURR, DAVID Map of the County of Suffolk. Ithaca: Stone & Clark, 1839. Second edition. Engraved map with hand-coloring. Neat...
Ithaca: Stone & Clark, 1839. Second edition. Engraved map with hand-coloring. Neat lines 20 x 34 inches (51.5 x 87 cm), with wide margins, framed. Laid to card and with some show through of adhesive and residue of matting along extremities, evenly toned, closed tear from edge just touching title, old Argosy backlabel.
Burr's map of Suffolk County was first issued in his great Atlas of the State of New York in 1829 and again as here in the Ithaca printed second edition. The map is one the finest of the island printed in the first half of the 19th century and shows the extent of the island from Huntington to Montauk, this copy with Shelter Island brightly colored. The map is notable for its early depiction of the route of the Long Island Rail Road which at this time reached only as far as Hicksville but is shown extending to its terminus at Greenport which it would not reach until 1844. Both editions of the map are rarely offered separately at auction.
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