"Map of New York and Vicinity Accompanying "Atlas of New York and Vicinity"", Beers, Ellis & Soule
Subject: New York
Period: 1867 (circa)
Publication: Atlas of New York and Vicinity from Actual Surveys
Color: Hand Color
28 x 30.5 inches
71.1 x 77.5 cm
This scarce map was published only once in this atlas. The colorful map shows the portion of New York State south of Poughkeepsie and most of Long Island. It also shows half of Connecticut west from New Haven, the northern half of New Jersey including Trenton and a small portion of Pennsylvania. The map presents remarkable detail of towns and villages, roads, railroads, and political boundaries including counties and townships. The cities and larger towns are drawn in street grid pattern and the detail is so good that even Central Park is named. Circles at five mile increments radiate from lower Manhattan. The map is embellished with fancy titling and flourishes and a surrounding banknote-style border.
Strong colorful impression. The sheet is backed with Japanese tissue to repair a few minor fold separations that do not distract. There is also some light scattered foxing primarily in the lower right, mostly blank, section of the map.