"Asher & Adams New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of New York. Putnam, Rockland, Westchester, New York, Richmond, Kings, Queens, and Suffolk Counties", Asher & Adams
Subject: Southeastern New York
Period: 1870 (circa)
Publication: New Topographical Atlas and Gazetteer of New York…
Color: Hand Color
22.4 x 16.3 inches
56.9 x 41.4 cm
This striking map covers the region of Downstate New York, which includes Manhattan, Long Island, and nearby counties Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester. Neighborhoods are delineated, and towns, railroads, canals, post offices, wagon roads, harbors, and more are located. Bordering parts of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut are visible as well. At the bottom of the map is a "time indicator" comparing the time in Albany with the times in 29 nearby towns based upon the sun. Time zones were not created until 1883, when the evolving transportation and communication networks required a unified time-keeping system.
There are a few faint spots in the image and faint dampstains mostly in the blank margins, but just passing the border at top right.