“Map of the City of Newark.” New York: Charles Magnus, ca. 1853. 6 5/8 x 7. Lithographic transfer from engraved plate. Original hand color. On full multi-page letter sheet.
This is a nicely detail map of Newark, New Jersey, from about 1853, for which date it shows the population as 48,000. The city is laid out clearly, with each road named, railroads drawn in, and shading used to indicate built-up areas. This map was printed at the top of a letter sheet, with the location and beginning of a date (“185….”) given. Such maps would have been sold to visitors or others wishing to write a letter which documented their location. Such letter sheets are very rare, as most would have been used and/or destroyed.