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Lot 119: (LONG ISLAND SOUND.) Blunt, Edmund. Long Island Sound from New York to Montock Point. Surveyed in the Years 1828, 29 & 30.
December 8, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: (LONG ISLAND SOUND.) Blunt, Edmund. Long Island Sound from New York to Montock Point. Surveyed in the Years 1828, 29 & 30. Large engraved map on three sheets, joined. 23 1/4x81 inches overall; Lighthouses marked with red, professionally conserved, modern blue backing, large tear entering map from left edge, small portion of upper Manhattan reinstated in ink facsimile, minor tears and losses in margins, some surface soiling. New York: E. & G.W. Blunt, 1830
Notes: Over six feet of detailed shoreline and soundings from Manhattan to Montauk. Condition of the present example, as with the very few others to come on the market in recent years, suggests actual use aboard a vessel navigating the Sound.