Public Squares, Parks, and Places in the City of New York

VALENTINE, D. T. (David Thomas)

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Publisher: D.T. Valentine
Date Published: 1850

Description: Map. Lithograph. Image measures 8 3/4 x 21 7/8".

Comments: This map, compiled by Francis Nicholson in 1838, assembles 17 squares, parks, and public places in New York onto a single sheet. Locations include Battery, Bowling Green, Duane Park, The Park [at City Hall], Hudson Square, Five Point Park, Abingdon Square, Washington Square, Tompkins Square, Union Place, Stuyvesant Square, Bloomingdale Square, Gramercy Park, Madison Square, Hamilton Square, Manhattan Square, Observatory Place and Mount Morris. Each map shows the layout of the surrounding streets ad give's the place's dimensions and acreage. This edition of the map was lithographed by H.A. Robinson in the mid 19th-century and published in the 1850 edition of the "Manual of The Corporation of the City of New York." It is in good condition with minor browning at the folds. The left outside margin is incomplete but does not interfere with the image. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and began publishing the Manuals in 1841. The Manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York, richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. This unusual yet charming maps serves as a reminder of the rapid taming of nature that accompanied New York's 19th century industrialization and development.

Binding: unbound
Type: Maps & Prints

Book ID: 233334


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