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Ratzer, Bernard, and William Faden 
THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVIDED INTO EAST AND WEST, COMMONLY CALLED THE JERSEYS. LONDON: WM. FADEN, DECEMBER 1ST, 1777
Estimate
14,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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149
Ratzer, Bernard, and William Faden 
THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVIDED INTO EAST AND WEST, COMMONLY CALLED THE JERSEYS. LONDON: WM. FADEN, DECEMBER 1ST, 1777
Estimate
14,00018,000
LOT SOLD. 16,250 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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Ratzer, Bernard, and William Faden 
THE PROVINCE OF NEW JERSEY, DIVIDED INTO EAST AND WEST, COMMONLY CALLED THE JERSEYS. LONDON: WM. FADEN, DECEMBER 1ST, 1777
Copper-engraved map (32 x 24 in.; 813 x 610 mm). 

Expert repairs to folds and margins.


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Literature

BMC Maps 10:251; Degrees of Latitude 47, state 1; Guthorn, British Maps of the American Revolution p.39; Schwartz & Ehrenberg, Mapping of America p.193; Snyder, The Mapping of New Jersey pp.57-59; Stevens & Tree 37a

Catalogue Note

THE FIRST STATE OF ONE OF THE FINEST AND MOST CELEBRATED REVOLUTIONARY WAR ERA MAPS OF NEW JERSEY, MADE DURING THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR

This elegant composition depicts New Jersey in finely engraved detail at a large scale of 7 miles to an inch. The map was the grandest representation of the state made up to that time, taking in the entire breadth of the state, as well as the Hudson Valley, most of Long Island, eastern Pennsylvania and all of Delaware Bay. It captures the state's rich topography, including the Jersey Highlands and the Palisades in the north and the broad Pine Barrens and coastal marshes in the south. The county divisions, major roads and towns are all carefully depicted, indicating that New Jersey was, by the standards of the time, heavily populated, having over 120,000 inhabitants.

Faden based his rendering of the state largely on the manuscript works of Bernard Ratzer, a British military surveyor most famous for his map of New York City. This copy is an excellent example of this important map, featuring a strong impression and good margins.

Fine Printed and Manuscript Americana, Including Cartography

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New York