Map of the State of New York Showing the Boundaries of Counties and Townships


Densely detailed pocket map of the state of New York with insets of important economic connections.

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This 1845 pocket map of New York state well reflects the transportation revolution to have swept across America in the first half of the 19th century. The completion of the Erie Canal and widespread implementation of the railroad made New York City one of the most important harbors on the East Coast, where goods could be shipped cheaply west across water and rail.

The image shows such routes in hand applied blue and orange ink, with proposed lines also noted. An inset map of New York City and neighboring Brooklyn show the increasing importance of the area, while further insets of the St. Lawrence and Hudson Rivers provide additional detail on the primary water routes through which goods and people traveled. Information is also provided on the adjacent states of Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Jersey.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1845

Author: J. Calvin Smith

Sheet Width (in): 24.20

Sheet Height (in): 18.60

Condition: B-

Condition Description: The map is in fair condition, with the most significant cause for concern being the large (albeit clean) separations along the fold lines. The map is on a clean sheet with lovely original hand color, with the original blue gilt boards attached an in good order.