Massachusetts State Map 1796 early American map Wheat and Brun #218Brian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
A Map of Massachusetts from the Best Authorities by J. Denison.
(North America, United States, New England, Massachusetts, Berkshires, Cape Cod, Boston, Salem, Marblehead, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth).
Issued 1796, Boston by Thomas & Andrews.
Late 18th century engraved map. An example of early American cartographic engraving which is inherently uncommon/scare due to the pre-1800 date.
Map displays signs of age, including moderate age toning, scattered spotting, and well done old paper repairs on the reverse to close long splits along both fold lines, left blank margin backed with old paper, top blank margin trimmed closely to imprint (please see photos). Despite the condition issues as described and seen, map retains a pleasing if not noble appearance, unique to printed maps of this era.
Original fold lines as issued.
Please examine all images closely. We have done our best to fully illustrate the condition of the map so there are no surprises when it arrives.
Sheet measures c. 8 1/4" H x 9 1/2" W.
Engraved area measures c. 7 1/2" H x 8 3/8" W.
Wheat & Brun, Maps Published in America Before 1800, 218.
Tooley's Dictionary of Mapmakers, vol. 1.