New York scarce 1842 vintage Morse & Breese cerographic color mapBrian DiMambro -Historical Investments
(Niagara Falls, Long Island Sound, Brooklyn, Seneca Lake, Catskill Mountains, Staten Island)
Issued 1842, New York, by Sidney E. Morse and Samuel Breese
Fine and uncommon old wax engraved [cerographic] map. Relatively early use of printed color in American cartography.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The photos are a major part of the item description. Please examine them closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Map remains well preserved. Some moderate surface age spotting (foxing) which is visible within the scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Sheet measures c. 14 1/8" H x 17 1/2" W.
Printed area measures c. 12 1/2" H x 15 3/8" W
Tooleys Dictionary of Mapmakers , v. 3, p. 284