Map of the City of New-York showing the plan and location of the Great Pier for the North River
Place Published: New York
Publisher: Haywatd & Co.
Date Published: 1837
Description: Pocket Map. Lithograph with original hand coloring. Image measures 14.75 x 19.75". Comes with original leather case.
Comments: This map of Lower Manhattan, oriented with north to the upper right, shows the plan for the proposed construction of a great pier on the North River, the southernmost portion of the Hudson. The Committee on Wharves and Bridges of the Board of Aldermen first proposed the project in 1835. Although the map only extends to 30th St, the pier was intended to run all the way from tbe Battery to 34th Street. Comprised in actuality of three piers, the structure would be a block wide and built four blocks out in the Hudson, parallel to the shore. Intermittent causeways or wharves would form basins for different activities that could be entered through drawbridges. In the end, however, the project was never completed, making this map a curious document of a New York City that could have been. The map has been lined and has some discoloration at the folds, some staining, and fills. Also cropped margins as issued. However it remains in impressive condition considering its scarcity.Language: English
Book ID: 252255