Massachusetts state by itself 1853 Ensign & Phelps small antique hand color map
Massachusetts state by itself 1853 Ensign & Phelps small antique hand color map Massachusetts state by itself 1853 Ensign & Phelps small antique hand color map
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Massachusetts.

(United States- New England states).

Fine and uncommon mid-19th century American map, issued c.1853, NY by Ensign & Phelps.

With most attractive hand coloring.

Early cerographic printed map, a form of wax engraving invented only shortly before this map was made. At first glance the map appears to be a wood engraving and possesses a visual charm unique to this era. Paper has age mellowed nicely, giving the map an attractive cast of visual age all but impossible to re-create in this precise attractive unique manner.

Fine map, rather uncommon / scarce with such attractive hand color and patina. Printed with detailed geographical typeset text on verso, map was originally issued within a now very scarce mid-century American gazetteer.

Map remains well preserved and attractive. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling which is visible within the scan, edges toned.

Sheet measures c. 9" x 5 1/2".

Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 2.

[R17248].