Auction 126, Lot 320

"New York", SDUK Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge

Subject: New York City

Period: 1840 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
14.8 x 11.8 inches
37.6 x 30 cm

Very finely engraved town plan centered on Lower Manhattan and extending north to 42nd Street. It shows Governors or Nutten Island, and a small portion of Brooklyn, Williamsburgh and Jersey City. In Manhattan the newly built Harlem Railroad is shown in red. Bellvue Hospital and its associated Alms Houses, and the House of Refuge in Madison Square are shown, and Gramercy Park is noted along Irving Place. There are several proposed piers n the Hudson River, of which only some were completed. A table locates and names 40 important buildings. Along the bottom are large and finely rendered views of Broadway from the Park and another of City Hall.

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Condition: A

Original color with some tiny tears and spots in the bottom margin, well away from the map.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $200

Closed on 12/3/2008

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