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20th century hand colored reproduction map of an antique map of Long Island by W.W. Mather ... from the Topographical Surveys of J. Calvin Smith, Endicott, New York, 1842. This is known as a remarkable large format map of Long Island and Staten Island, with contiguous parts of New York City, Westchester County and Southern Connecticut, published by WW Mather in connection with his important work on the geology of the region. Published prior to the explosive growth on Long Island, Mather's map extends from New Jersey and Staten Island eastward as Montauk and Fisher's Island. Includes parts of Westchester, New Jersey, Rockland County, and the Connecticut Coast. Shows the partially completed Long Island Railroad as well as smaller roads and towns. Notes various important Long Island communities including the East Hampton, Bridgehampton, Southampton, Amaganset, Riverhead, and Sag Harbor, among others. In many cases individual buildings are detailed. Inset of Manhattan. The first large format Geological map of the region. This appears to be a 1960s reproduction and is a much more economical option than the 1842 original, while still appearing to be old and historical. Very good condition with some minor creases, wear, and stains near the edges. Measures approx. 15.75 x 35.75 inches to the neatline.
Item Number: NYO947