Folio, (14 ¼ x 12 inches). 2-page List of Patrons, with Additional List of Patrons tipped in. 9 fine folding chromolithographed maps, 12 double-page maps and 22 double-page maps, some with printed or hand-color, 76 lithographed illustrations, some double-page (folding map of Cape May has a short tear near the mount, affecting the image). Original publisher’s black morocco-backed blue cloth, decorated in blind and lettered in gilt, all edges gilt (spine quite worn).
THE FIRST ATLAS OF THE NEW JERSEY COASTAL REGION
First edition. A lushly illustrated atlas of the New Jersey shore, arranged and illustrated by T. F. Rose, surveys by H. C. Woolman, history and statistics by T.T. Price, M.D. Maps overall in excellent condition, very clean and bright. “Displayed in these pages is the golden age of the Jersey shore, certainly the state’s most volatile landscape to be mapped over the past 350 years. From the north point of Sandy Hook to the south point of Cape May, the coastline stretches for about 130 miles, embracing parts of Monmouth, Ocean, Burlington, Atlantic, and Cape May Counties. The volume’s numerous elaborate engravings of public and private properties and the detailed hand-colored plans of towns and villages—all demonstrate the publisher’s desire ‘to preserve and perpetuate in some substantial form a record of the past and present condition of that portion of New Jersey…’ [preface]” (Nova Caesarea: A Cartographic Record of the Garden State 1666-1888, Princeton University online).