"New York", Cox, George
Subject: New York City, New York
Period: 1853 (dated)
Color: Hand Color
14.9 x 12.1 inches
37.8 x 30.7 cm
This very finely engraved town plan centers on Lower Manhattan and extends north to 42nd Street. Originally a SDUK map, this example is a reissue from George Cox, who purchased the SDUK's plates in 1852. It shows Governors or Nutten Island, and a small portion of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Jersey City. In Manhattan the Harlem Railroad is shown. 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.
A nice impression with a touch of soiling, a few minute worm holes that are only visible when held up to light, and a chip in the top left blank margin.