New York: Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, 1887.
Map. Engraving with some coloring. 6 1/2" x 14".
This map of New York City from the Battery (now Battery Park) to 68th street shows the locations of Police Precinct Station Houses. They are numbered in red. The parks are colored green, and the streets are labeled. The map is included in the book "The Volcano Under the City", by William Osborn Stoddard, which tells an account of the draft riot in 1863. 8vo, pp. 350 with red cloth binding with black stamped title and illustration on spine; frontispiece is foldout map. First fly leaf inscribed in ink 'R. A. Parker. The New York City draft riots occurred during the Civil War to draft men to fight. The riots were made up largely of working class immigrants, mostly Irish men who feared the free black people competing for jobs and resented wealthy men who could pay to avoid being drafted. Around 120 black people were killed and many others left the city for Brooklyn.
Condition: Very Good