Auction 112, Lot 267

"Birds Eye View of the City and County of New-York with Environs", Magnus, Charles

Subject: New York

Period: 1860 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.5 x 4.5 inches
19.1 x 11.4 cm

A terrific bird's-eye view of Manhattan to about the southern extent of Central Park. Brooklyn is at lower left and New Jersey can be seen in the background. Very precisely engraved with a large number of ships of all types in the two rivers. With German subtitle, "New-York Mit Umgebung aus der Vogelperspective." A rare example that may have served as a proof as it is printed on an unused four-page letter sheet.


Condition: A

Pleasantly toned.

Estimate: $80 - $120

Sold for: $90

Closed on 9/28/2005