2031
2031

PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF MARIE-JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

Cadwallader D. Colden
MEMOIR, PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF A COMMITTEE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY, AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW YORK CANALS... NEW YORK: PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, BY W. A. DAVIS, 1825 [-1826] 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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2031

PROPERTY FROM THE DESCENDANTS OF MARIE-JOSEPH PAUL YVES ROCH GILBERT DU MOTIER, MARQUIS DE LAFAYETTE

Cadwallader D. Colden
MEMOIR, PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF A COMMITTEE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY, AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW YORK CANALS... NEW YORK: PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, BY W. A. DAVIS, 1825 [-1826] 
Estimate
4,0006,000
LOT SOLD. 4,375 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York

Cadwallader D. Colden
MEMOIR, PREPARED AT THE REQUEST OF A COMMITTEE OF THE COMMON COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK AND PRESENTED TO THE MAYOR OF THE CITY, AT THE CELEBRATION OF THE COMPLETION OF THE NEW YORK CANALS... NEW YORK: PRINTED BY ORDER OF THE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK, BY W. A. DAVIS, 1825 [-1826] 
4to (9 5/8 x 7 5/8 in.; 245 x 193 mm). Numerous engraved and lithographed plates including portraits, 2 large folding hand-colored maps, 8 facsimiles of testimonial letters by John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and the Marquis de Lafayette; some browning and foxing throughout, minor tears at margins of maps not affecting image, offsetting from plates. Contemporary brown calf gilt and decoratively blindstamped presentation binding from the City of New York to Juste-Charles de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg, son-in-law of the Marquis de Lafayette; extremities rubbed with some minor loss to calf.
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Catalogue Note

A handsome copy of Colden's Memoir, presented to Juste-Charles de Fay de La Tour-Maubourg, son-in-law of the Marquis de Lafayette, whilst on his grand tour

Celebrating the opening of the Erie Canal, the present volume is an elaborate record of the ceremonies on the official completion of the canal,and one of the first books published in the U.S. to be extensively illustrated with lithography. The plates include views of the harbor with ships forming a procession, maps of the waterways in the United States and in New York State, views of the canal and locks, facsimiles of official documents given upon admission to trade guilds, etc.

Fine Manuscript and Printed Americana

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New York