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Description

Fine example of Thomas Gordon's seminal map of the State of New Jersey, the first

Thomas Gordon's official map of New Jersey is the first large format map of New Jersey printed in the US. In 1822, the New Jersey state legislature commissioned Thomas Gordon to compile and published an official state map. Six years later, in 1828, Gordon published this remarkable large wall map of the state, which was engraved by Henry S. Tanner, E.B. Dawson and W. Allen.

Gordon's map was the product of the extensive local surveys and provided details of towns, rivers and lakes, and the state's road system. Gordon's map of the state became the standard for accurate and detailed mapping of the state. Gordon and Tanner reissued a second edition in 1833. Thereafter, Robert E. Horner issued editions that were "revised, corrected and improved" in 1849, 50, 53 and 54, which were newly engraved by Edward Yeager.

The 1833 edition of the map is quite rare, with OCLC listing only only two examples (Princeton and Rutgers).

Condition Description
Original Wall Map on linen, with original ferrules. Full silked edges. Extraordinary condition for a wall map, perhaps the best we have ever seen for any wall map of the period and size.
Reference
Snyder, J.P. (NJ) pp.94-99.