Auction 159, Lot 285

Uncommon View of New York City

"New York and Environs", Shannon, Joseph

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1869 (dated)

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

Color: Black & White

16.3 x 11.2 inches
41.4 x 28.4 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 The New York Manual. Shannon took the reigns after David Valentine's 25 years (1841-66) of publishing the manual.


Condition: B

Issued folding and now flattened and backed with tissue to repair a 4" separation along the left fold. There is a binding trim at lower left that enters the decorative border and occasional light staining in the image.

Estimate: $700 - $900

Sold for: $350

Closed on 9/14/2016