Atlas of Allegany County, New York
Rare atlas of Allegany County issued by a member of the esteemed Beers family of publishers.
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Compared to other publications by the Beers family, this atlas is relatively spartan in its scope. Of its 98 pages, 44 are dedicated to maps while only 3 contain text (the rest being blank). However, the high quality of its production is consistent with those atlases produced by Daniel and his kin, who often partnered with the firm of Charles and Augustus Warner to create their county atlases from the 1850’s to the 1880’s.
The maps show property ownership in towns and townships throughout Allegany County, New York and include insets with small city plans where applicable. The atlas also includes an outline map of the entire county, a distance table, and a detailed double page map of the state. Published by a combination of D.G. Beers, J.H. Goodhue and H.B. Parsell under the firm name of D.G. Beers & Co. Map engraving was performed by the firm of Worley & Bracher, while printing was done by Fred Bourquin – both in Philadelphia. This publication is scarce, with only one example listed in the OCLC at the British Library.
Publication Date: 1869
Author: D.G. Beers & Co.
Sheet Width (in): 13
Sheet Height (in): 15
Condition Description: The atlas is complete and in good shape overall. Original covers are present, but loose, and there is moderate separation along the spine. Old ink marks and owners stamp on endpapers, and one map and the county biography have separated from the binding. Overall the maps are clean and complete - printed on strong paper with excellent hand color. Some soiling and discoloration consistent with age, but no serious defects.