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Auction 189, Lot 248


"Miniature Plan of the City of New York", Disturnell, John

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1835 (dated)

Publication: The Traveller's Guide Through the State Of New York, Canada, &c...

Color: Black & White

5.3 x 3.9 inches
13.5 x 9.9 cm
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This small but densely detailed plan of New York City was published by John Disturnell in a 71-page travel guide. It lays out the streets of Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn with stunning precision and clarity for a map of its size. A key at left identifies churches, banks, theaters, markets, hotels, and railroads. A dozen notable civic buildings are located as well. There is a handsome view of the city from Weehawk in an inset at top right. Surrounded by an intricate decorative border. Engraved by J.F. Morin.

References: Rumsey #4524.006.

Condition: A

A crisp impression on a sturdy sheet with a few minor spots.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $190

Closed on 9/14/2022