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Auction 182, Lot 300

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: Hand Color

16.2 x 11.3 inches
41.1 x 28.7 cm
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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 with a few short fold separations and one tiny edge tear repaired with archival materials on verso. There is a binding trim that enters the decorative border at left, as issued.

Estimate: $275 - $350

Sold for: $210

Closed on 4/28/2021