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ANTIQUE COLOR FOLDING MAP OF NEW YORK STATE C1831 20.5" X 16.5" Lbc, Humphrey Phelps
1 ANTIQUE COLOR FOLDING MAP OF NEW YORK STATE C1831 20.5" X 16.5" Lbc Humphrey Phelps
Humphrey Phelps 1876 Paper Very Good with no dust jacket 
hand Color ; This fold-out map, entitled "Map Of The State Of New York With The Latest Improvements," was done by Humphrey Phelps, 1831. Insets include a "Profile of the Western Canal", "Profile of the Northern Canal" and a "Statistical Table". Borders to counties and the US/Canadian border through the Great Lakes, are hand-colored. The map folds into publisher's cloth-covered boards with stamped gilt. Map measures approximately 20.5" x 16.5" while the book is approximately 3" x 5". "Humphrey Phelps was an American map, broadside, and book publisher based in New York City. Phelps' earliest work seems to be a plan of New York City for his Stranger's Guide, dating to about 1830. The New York map publishing circle seems to have been quite close and Phelps commonly partnered with various other New York publishers and printers including Ensign, Thayer, Bridgman, Fanning, Hooker, Peabody, Magnus, and Walker, among others. The natural consequence of his rampant partnering is a vast and varied corpus of work including many scarce items with low print runs. Phelps is best known for his emigrant and tourist guides." Period hand-colouring 36143 
Price: 611.00 USD
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