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CARRIGAIN, Philip. [The first accurate large scale survey of New Hampshire]
New Hampshire. New Hampshire by Recent Survey made under the Supreme Authority and Published According to Law by Philip Carrigain. Counselor at Law and Late Secretary of the State. Concord: Philip Carrigain, 1818. Folding map, dissected and laid on linen, total 1580 x 1230mm, red marbled endpapers. Endpapers faded, paper lightly toned, pinholes in edges, a few small signs of wear.
The second edition of Carrigain's important antique map, first published in 1816, with a large decorative title cartouche drawn by J.J. Barralet and engraved by W. Harrison,, inset maps of the U.S, vignette views of the White Mountains, the 'Great Boars Head and Hampton Beach' and the 'Gap in the White Mountains' (Crawford Notch). Philip Carrigain (1772-1842) was New Hampshire secretary of state 1805-10. He commissioned surveys from every village and town in the state, often demanding corrections, handing them to Phinehas Merrill (1767-1815), a professional surveyor, to compile. Carrigain's attention to detail caused many delays and ate into his finances so much that, despite the success of the map, he was buried in an unmarked grave. His carefulness did not extend to the views around the map: the view of Crawford Notch was reversed during the engraving!
[Ref: 12395]    £5,500.00 ($7,205 • €6,215 rates)


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