New York: Major & Knapp.
Lithograph. 8" x 11".
This lithograph, made for D.T. Valentine's "Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York" from 1850, depicts mainly the Old Reservoir in Central Park as it was in the mid 19th century as well as Lake Manhattan. Valentine's manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York, richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings. D.T. Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and took it upon himself to compile the "Manuals," which he updated and published annually from 1841-1866.