“Map of the State of New York.” New York: Charles Magnus, 1854. 18 1/4 x 22 3/4. Steel engraving. Full original hand color. Very good condition. With insets of Long Island and Niagara Falls. Impressions of Niagara: 265.
An original antique map of New York State, separately issued by prolific print publisher Charles Magnus. Known best for his souvenir prints of scenes of American locations, Magnus also issued an interesting group of regional American maps, probably also intended for the souvenir market. This map has considerable topographical and political information of the state, including indications of canals and railroads. An inset map of Long Island is places at bottom center, and an interesting bird’s eye view of Niagara Falls graces the top left corner. The whole is attractively hand colored in pastel shades, and it is easy to see that this would have been a popular decorative map for visitors or residents of New York.