New York State c.1836 Overview History rare book w/ 68 maps & Burr Colton fldg mapBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Gazetteer of the State of New York, Comprehending its Colonial History; General Geography, Geology and Internal Improvements; it's Political State; A Minute Description of its Several Counties, Towns, and Villages; Statistical Tables Exhibiting the Area, Improved Lands, Population, Stock, Taxes, Manufactures, Schools, and Cost of Public Instruction in Each Town, With A Map of the State and a Map of Each County and Plans of the Cities and Principal Villages, by Thomas F. Gordon.
Published c. 1835-8, New York for the Author.
801 pages. Text in English. Contains 68 charming in-text woodblock/ cerographic county & city maps throughout, all with original outline hand color.
Original large engraved 1833-6 folding map by Colton & Burr with original outline hand color still present with book and loosely laid in. Map remains complete & clean, short edge tear top right, slight creasing, still nice looking example worthy of display.
Period full speckled calf leather binding, raised bands, gilt title lettering on contrasting leather title label, gilt ruled compartments, marbled edges and end papers. With early paper spine label at spine base and old book plate of former NE historical society (no other markings seen within). Early, likely original owners name to fly leaf & top of t.p.
Binding remains clean, tight, and sound, leather supple. Joints slightly scuffed, dried and with surface cracking, covers well attached. Binding remains sound, tight and solid.
Interior displays a pleasing ag patina, light to moderate age spotting throughout, Any age flaws are easy to overlook or forgive.
Book measures: 9" H X 5 3/4" W.
American Imprints, S & S., 37747(noting variant Phila. imprint only).