Catalog Archive
Auction 100, Lot 204

"New York City Map", Phelps, Humphrey

Subject: New York

Period: 1857 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

27.5 x 15 inches
69.9 x 38.1 cm

Beautiful pocket-map of Manhattan including the nearby areas of Brooklyn and New Jersey. Folding into original embossed cloth covers with gilt title "Miller's New Map of the City of New-York." This plan of the city shows Central Park the same year that the Greensward Plan for its design was adopted and presents a slightly different configuration including a prominent Cricket Ground. Street guides for New York and Brooklyn are contained in panels at side and bottom. The map is vividly colored by ward with fire districts and public buildings located. The railroads and ferry routes are well documented. The map is enclosed in a decorative border and includes several small vignettes of ships.

References: Haskell, #1047.

Condition: A

Few fold separations, without loss, repaired on verso with tissue and archival tape. Cover slightly frayed, overall very good.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 9/12/2002