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Auction 191, Lot 315

"Bird's-Eye View of the Borough of Brooklyn Showing Parks, Cemeteries, Principal Buildings, and Suburbs",

Subject: Brooklyn, New York

Period: 1897 (dated)


Color: Hand Color

34.8 x 20.1 inches
88.4 x 51.1 cm
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This uncommon bird's-eye view was published in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle for their so-called "Consolidation Number" that was published on the eve of Brooklyn's consolidation with Greater New York. This large and dramatic view features intricate detail of the buildings, roads, parks, factories and smoke stacks, churches, and graphically shows the robust development taking place. It extends to include the Navy Yards and further to Jamaica with Rockaway and at the far horizon are Coney Island and Seagate. Provides great detail along the waterfront with scores of docks and wharfs filled with sailing ships and steamers. Signed in the plate by George Welch. The original Brooklyn Daily Eagle was published between 1841-1955 and was edited by Walt Whitman for two years.

References: Reps (Views) #2456.

Condition: B+

Professionally backed with heavy linen to seamlessly repair a number fold separations and 3.5" edge tear at top.

Estimate: $450 - $550

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/8/2023