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PHILIP CARRIGAIN 1816 MAP OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, WITH ENGRAVINGS BY ABEL BOWEN OF "THE GAP OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS," "THE GREAT BOARSHEAD AND HAMPTON BEACH" AND "VIEWS OF THE WHITE MOUNTAINS FROM SHELBURNE," AFTER ORIGINAL DRAWINGS BY JAMES KIDDER.
Est. $1,000 - $2,000
SOLD: $8,400 ($7,000)

Published in Concord, New Hampshire, 60 x 48 inches (six 20 x 24 inch squares).Philip Carrigain (1772-1842), a lawyer who graduated from Dartmouth College in 1794 and who served as New Hampshire’s Secretary of State from 1805 to 1808, contributed a great deal to the state he dubbed “the Granite State,” when he made the first accurate state map of New Hampshire published in 1816. After the map was authorized by Legislature in 1803, he began compiling individual maps drawn by proprietors in each of the 253 towns and surveyed some of New Hampshire’s wilderness on his own. Over the course of a decade, 250 total copies of Carrigain’s map were printed and given to the state for distribution to its towns and academies. The level of unprecedented detail that Carrigain’s map contains continues to make it a remarkable antique reference for the masses today and a staple in New Hampshire’s history.