5 December 2017
FADEN, William (1749-1836). The Province of New Jersey, Divided into East and West commonly called the Jerseys. London: William Faden, 1 December 1777.
“Often regarded as the most important general map of New Jersey during the Revolutionary period” (Schwartz and Ehrenberg, p. 188). This finely detailed map follows the survey which Bernard Ratzer made in 1769 to assist the Boundary Commission. Snyder, pp. 57ff; Streeter sale 926.
Engraved map partially handcolored, 16 segments joined on linen backing, 787 x 574mm on 808 x 597mm sheet (narrow wear / mat shadow to edges, label removed from verso).
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