Map. Original color lithograph. 25.5 x 34 inches. In very good condition. Paper mounted on linen.
Outstanding bird's-eye view of New York Harbor, one of the largest natural harbors in the world. Includes the East River Bridge, which was formally re-named the Brooklyn Bridge in 1915. The top of the Buttermilk channel is shown with wonderful detail on Governors Island including Fort Jay and Castle Williams which are considered among the best remaining examples of First System (Fort Jay) and Second System (Castle Williams) American coastal fortification. Jersey City and Hoboken are included as well as the beginning of the Long Island Sound, labelled in the upper right of the East River. Atmospheric printing of this sophistication indicates the map was printed in Germany as well as the word 'und' included in the title runner below the image. Attributed to M. Molitor based in Leipzig, who made school maps. Hard to find.