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New England. Braddock Mead (c. 1688-1757) and Thomas Jefferys (1695-1771) A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England

Auction:
2687B
Lot:
459
Sold for:
$5,700$4,750

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2687B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 17, 2013 11:00AM

Description:

New England. Braddock Mead (c. 1688-1757) and Thomas Jefferys (1695-1771) A Map of the Most Inhabited Part of New England. London: Jefferys, 29 November 1774.
Copper-plate engraved map on four separate paper panels, hand-coloring, with outlines, the cartouche fully colored, framed; sun fading to the hand coloring, the sheet toned, with limited foxing, most notably along the overlap of sheets that meet in the north/south direction, down the center of New Hampshire, 39 1/2 x 42 in.
The Jefferys map, created with the notorious Mead, has been valued for its accuracy and detail since it was new.
Estimate $4,000-6,000


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Mead, Thomas Jefferys, New England, London, New Hampshire

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