Edmund M. Blunt.
12mo with plan and 3 engravings of public buildings, and 6 advertising pages. 3/4 morocco with marbled boards, gilt spine with title. Some pencil notations and toning. Map re-enforced along original folds and other repairs. Re-bind stamps from Tikeman & Co.
One of New York's earliest guide books. Includes three engravings by Hooker, including the Prison, the Almshouse, and City Hall. The rare map of lower Manhattan, "Plan of the City of New York" describes the Battery to 29th street, was also engraved by Hooker, and identifies ninety-eight points of interest. William Hooker (1782-1856) had worked for Blunt when Blunt was located in Newberryport, Mass., and eventually returned to New York City in 1815 to assist in the production of this work and produce the city plan for it, which would be the basis for a series of pocket plans and maps of New York by Hooker.