Map of Saratoga Co. New York from Actual Surveys...
Philadelphia: E. A. Balch, 1856. Wall map, 37 1/2 x 56 1/2 inches, with extensive contemporary colour. Six engraved pictorial inserts plus sixteen map inserts. Expertly restored, backed with modern linen, trimmed in maroon cloth, on contemporary rollers. colour bright and clean. Very good.
A lovely wall map of Saratoga County, the most famous spa in mid-nineteenth century America.
Each township is separately coloured, and individual property owners are located and named throughout the county. There are inset maps of several county towns and villages, including a large detailed street plan of Saratoga Springs, plus Glenn Falls, Ballston Spa, Jessup's Landing, Waterford, and Schuylerville. The map is surrounded by fine engravings of illustrious local buildings. Geil, a noted upstate surveyor, published maps of several New York counties between 1852 and 1856. This was a particularly rare and important example; the only map of Saratoga County listed in Phillips' America. Not in Rumsey. OCLC locates only one copy.
Phillips, America, p.785. Ristow, American Maps and Mapmakers, pp. 388-92. OCLC 41152794.