Archives International Auctions Auction 71 November 23, 2021 U.S. & Worldwide Banknotes, Scripophily, Security Printing Ephemera, and Historic Financial Ephemera

Archives International Auctions - Sale 71 57 November 23, 2021 Archives International Auctions COLONIAL BANKNOTES & FISCAL DOCUMENTS New York 317 317 NewYork City, 1719 Land Deed Issued to Abraham de Peyster New York, 1719. Significant New York City historical land document. Ornate black handwritten text on a large sheet of vellum, dated December 1719, 6 years into the reign of King George I, “by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King defender of the faith.” Describes the land in great detail, which was mortgaged to Abraham de Peyster for the sum of 285 Pounds and 10 Shillings by Francis Vincent. Also outlined throughout the piece are the legal terms of the deed. Included on the back is a handwritten memorandum that mentions Philip Cortlandt, with his signature underneath. Elsewhere on the back, the document is summarized as “Francis Vincent Deed to Co. Abrm. De Peyster for House & [Lot] in Broad Way.” Fantastic condition for its age, with slight fading along fold lines and some staining, includes a pair of red wax seals attached by strips of vellum at bottom, also in Fine condition. Some text is difficult to decipher. Included are several signatures, including Abraham de Peyster’s. Fascinating piece of early New York City history, which includes notable historic figures and locations. Interestingly, the piece also mentions Francis Vincent’s wife, Hannah, at least two times. The Abraham de Peyster mentioned throughout the piece is likely Abraham de Peyster ( July 8, 1657 _ August 3, 1728), but could possibly be his son of the same name, who lived from 1696-1767 and served as treasurer of the Province of New York. The senior Abraham de Peyster was the 20th mayor of New York City from 1691 to 1694, who also served as Governor of New York, 1700_1701. From a wealthy merchant family, de Peyster also reportedly served in a number of public roles during his life, including stints as alderman, Associate Judge and later Chief Justice on the province’s Supreme Court, president of the King’s Council, and as treasurer for New York and New Jersey provinces. He also served as a colonel in the militia. His daughter, Catherine de Peyster (1688-1734) married Philip Van Cortlandt (1683- 1746), a member of the prolific New York Van Cortlandt family, and who may be the same Philip Cortlandt who signed the back of this piece. The Van Cortlandt family was an influential political dynasty from the seventeenth-century Dutch origins of New York through its period as an English colony, then after it became a state, and into the nineteenth century. Among the family tree are members of the Philipse family, van Rensselaer family, Schuyler family, Livingston family, the de Peyster family, the Jay family (including John Jay, the Founding Father and first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court), and the Delanceys. �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Est. $1250-2500 Tuesday, November 23, 2021: Session 2 - lots 317-657 Colonial Connecticut Fiscal Documents; Obsolete Banknotes; CSA Banknotes & Bonds; U.S. Large & Small Type Banknotes; Security Printing & His- toric Ephemera; Checks, Drafts & Exchanges; and U.S. & World Scripophily Beginning no earlier than 2:30 PM EST after Session 1 is Complete