|Description: We offer a framed 1840 pocket map of New York State by J. Calvin Smith. Sight size is 19” x 24 ½” and it is housed in a fine block cornered reproduction frame by Wesley Allen Frame Makers (27 1/2" x 32 7/8”). The printed legend reads: "Map of the State of New York Showing the Location of Boundaries of Counties & Townships, Cities, Towns and Villages: the Courses of Rail Roads, Canals & Stage Roads, by J Calvin Smith, New York, published by J. Disturnell, No. 124 Broadway. 1840. Engraved on steel by Sherman & Smith.
The frame retains a label on verso from the Americana Collection of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette, a former investment bank in New York known for acquiring antiques and art.
Features inset details of the following regions: -The Vicinity of New York Showing the Line of the Croton Aqueduct and the Hudson River to Newburg -The City of New York with Part of Brooklyn and Williamsburg -The St. Lawrence River from the New York State Line to Quebec.
Condition: Not examined out of frame, though there are scattered areas of weakness along the fold lines of the map and a 5" tear at the left margin repaired with archival tissue/tape, otherwise good condition with vivid hand coloring.