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Lewis, The State of New York, Compiled from the Best Authorities, 1795. 16 x 19. Mounted on linen, with touches of original color (roads in yellow, red in scale bar and graticule). Left margin trimmed almost to neatline; a few scattered stains. Discoloration in margins from old framing. Fair+. $475.00

The city of New York occupies just the tip of Manhattan. "McCombs Purchase" covers a great area between Lake George and the St. Lawrence. Several forts and Indian villages are named, and Union County is captioned "Ceded to Massachusetts." Townships surveyed west of Lake "Otsego" and the Finger Lakes are either numbered or bear names, many from classical literature. An uncommon Federal period map.

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