Auction 127, Lot 308

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

Subject: New York

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, Williamsburg and Jersey City. In Manhattan the newly built Harlem Railroad is shown in red. Bellevue Hospital and its associated Alms Houses, and the House of Refuge in Madison Square are shown. Gramercy Park is noted along Irving Place. There are several proposed piers in 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. Published by Chapman & Hall.

References:

Condition: A

Attractive overall ivory age toning. Original, one color lightly applied to water along shoreline. Near fine.

Estimate: $220 - $275

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/25/2009

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