Auction 119, Lot 324

"Map of the City & County of New-York", Hayward, George

Subject: New York City

Period: 1858 (dated)

Publication: D. T. Valentine's Manual

Color: Hand Color

22.5 x 28.5 inches
57.2 x 72.4 cm

This detailed plan is in two parts; the upper map detailing lower Manhattan up to 39th Street, and the lower map continuing the chart up to King's Bridge. There are soundings throughout the rivers. Outline color delineates the fire districts in red and the ward boundaries in yellow. A pictorial cartouche shows a well-dressed merchant and a Native American chief.

George Hayward was a New York City lithographer best known for his views and maps of New York City, including those published in D.T. Valentine's annual manuals for the city between 1842 and 1866. Many of the maps in the manuals were copies of historical maps; this one however appears to be an original production.


Condition: B

Faint toning on a few folds with some archival tape reinforcing a couple of folds and fold intersections.

Estimate: $300 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 5/9/2007