D. T. Valentine, 1858.
Map. Engraving. 12 3/4" x 21".
Unusual graphic map of Brooklyn as it looked during the Revolution, engraved in 1858. The orientation of the map, with Gowanus Bay at the far left and Greenpoint at the far right, shows the East River running horizontally. This is especially useful to see the various shipyards, landings, forts, and dwellings along the west "coast" of Brooklyn as well as at the southern tip and east side of Manhattan. Text throughout as well as at the bottom details events of the war. Excellent example of Valentine's work.
David Thomas Valentine (1801-1869) served as the Deputy to the Clerk of the Common Council for thirty-seven years and began publishing the "Manual for the Corporation of the City of New York" in 1841. The Manuals were directories of extensive historical and contemporary records of New York that included facts about the City of New York, city history, city council information, and reported on the progress of public works such as Central Park. Popularly called Valentine's Manuals, the texts were richly illustrated with maps, lithographs, and engravings.
Illustrator: Geo. Hayward