Auction 149, Lot 269

Rare View of New York City

"New York and Environs", Shannon, Joseph

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1868 (dated)

Publication: Manual of The Corporation Of The City of New York

Color: Hand Color

16.6 x 11.3 inches
42.2 x 28.7 cm

This stunning bird's-eye view of Manhattan depicts the island from the New Jersey shore. Steamboats, sailboats and galleons fill the waterways, and steeples punctuate the city's skyline. The surrounding burrows of Hoboken, Brooklyn, and Queens are also shown. A decorative border surrounds the view, with numerous place names identified above and below. Lithographed by William C. Rogers for Joseph Shannon's Manual of The Corporation Of The City of New York. This view is quite rare - we have only seen 3 examples offered for sale in the last 30 years.


Condition: B

Issued folding, now pressed with professional repairs to a fold separation and two tears that extend 1" to 2" from the central fold. A binding trim at left and associated 2" binding tear have also been professionally repaired, with a small amount of border replaced in facsimile.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,300

Sold for: $750

Closed on 5/21/2014