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|A very early and most unusual county atlas|
|Title:||GAZETTEER OF THE COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, N.Y.|
|Published:||Schuylerville, NY, 1849-1850|
|Description:||8vo. [iv], 264pp plus 17 lithograph maps. Original marbled boards, rebacked.|
|Condition:||Quite good overall, with a bit of scattered foxing, a faint and inobtrusive water stain to the edge of many leaves, and some bumping to boards.|
|Price:||$1500 Inventory: BRM1166|
|This quirky little gazetteer provides geographical, historical, social and political descriptions of each town and village in Washington County, New York. What makes this work so unusual is the inclusion of 17 lithograph maps, with the features in white against a black background. This format was also employed in David Burr`s 1838 Atlas of New York, though it is not known whether there is a connection.
Though billed as a “gazetteer,” the maps give this work a claim to being one of the earliest American county atlases.
Howes, U.S.-Iana, #C775; OCLC # 3452119 et al. Not in Antique Map Price Record, Phillips Atlases, or Rumsey.
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