CHAPIN, William (1802-1888)
Squire's Map of the State of New York, Containing all the Towns in the State
New York: 1836. Engraved wall map, full period hand-colouring. Inset maps of Manhattan, New York Bay, and the Vicinity of Niagara. Inset view of Niagara Falls. Inset tables relating to height of mountains, length of rivers and construction of canals. (Linen-backing renewed). Sheet size: 24 x 33 inches.
Scarce 19th century wall map of New York State at the height of canal fever.
Chapin began his career as an apprentice to John Vallance in Philadelphia in 1817. Five years later, he began working for Fielding Lucas. Chapin was the engraver of Greenleaf's atlas of the state of Maine (1829) and Lay's wall map of the United States (1832). First issued in 1834, the present example is the second issue, with the date changed in the cartouche. The map is quite rare, with only one other copy recorded by OCLC.
Not in Phillips, A List of Maps of America or Rumsey.