"North Battery. Foot of Hubert St. Looking South, 1820", Hayward, George
Subject: New York City, New York
Period: 1859 (dated)
Publication: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York
Color: Black & White
15.3 x 6.1 inches
38.9 x 15.5 cm
This panoramic view shows the North Battery on the Hudson River viewed from the end of Hubert Street. The North Battery, also known as the Red Fort, was built in 1808-10 and was one of several forts built at the time to help fortify the city against enemy attack.
George Hayward was a New York City lithographer best known for his views and maps of New York City, including those published in D.T. Valentine's annual manuals for the city between 1841 and 1866. The manual was a directory with extensive historical and contemporary records related to New York, including ordinances, lists of public officials, ferry schedules, and the directories of hospitals and schools.
Issued folding with light toning along the folds, a few spots of foxing, several short fold separations, and a couple of chips along the top edge of the sheet.