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Dripps' Map of New York, et al.
Dripps. "Map of the Cities of New York, Brooklyn, Williamsburgh & Jersey City." New York, 1854. 18 x 20 3/4 (neatlines plus complete margins). New York: Published by M. Dripps, 103 Fulton St., 1854. Lithograph. Original hand color. With folds as issued. A folding map that survived with some old stains and three small breaks in informative areas. Archival backing to support the thin and brittle paper. Includes original buckram case used for folding.

A fascinating map of Manhattan prepared by Matthew Dripps (fl. 1850s). While the planners in New York were looking forward to establishing Central Park, this map is for finding one's way around lower Manhattan and adjacent boroughs across the Hudson and East Rivers. Details on streets and docks illustrate how to find one's way in or out or around the busy and growing metropolis. Ref.: for similar maps by Dripps in this style and condition see Cohen and Augustyn Manhattan in Maps 1527-1995. Pp. 124-127. A scarce map that would have received rough handling when it was new. JT OUT ON APPROVAL

"New York City and Adjacent Cities." New York: J. Colton, ca. 1857. No decorative border. Original hand color. With some pencil notations in Hudson River and wear along centerfold at bottom. $325

"New York and Adjacent Cities." New York: A. J. Jonson, 1862. 25 3/4 x 16. Lithograph. Original hand color. $425

"New York and Adjacent Cities." New York: A. J. Jonson, 1865/66. 16 x 26. Lithograph. Original hand color. With spots. $200

Beers, Ellis & Soule: NY & Vicinity
"Map of New York and Vicinity Accompanying Atlas of New York and Vicinity." From Atlas of New York and Vicinity. New York: F.W. Beers, A.D. Ellis & G.G. Soule, 1867. 29 3/4 x 28. Lithograph. Full original hand color. With folds as issued. Repaired tear across center, nearly invisible. Else, very good condition.

A handsome large folding map of New York and the surrounding area, including parts of New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania. $275

"New York and Brooklyn." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell Jr, 1867. 13 1/4 x 20 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. $375

Harpers: NY & Surroundings
"New York and Its Surroundings. Map of the Metropolis from the Battery to One Hundred and Eighth Street, and Parts of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Jersey City and Hoboken." From Harper's Weekly. New York: Harper's Weekly, June 7, 1873. 20 x 30. Wood engraving.

This interesting map of New York City was printed in a supplement to Harper's Weekly. A key at the bottom of the map shows churches and public buildings, newspaper offices, hotels, etc., in Manhattan. Listed there as well are churches and public buildings in Brooklyn, Hoboken and Jersey City, and churches in Williamsburg, Long Island City, and Greenpoint.

Manhattan's Central Park is shown in detail, with the "Play Ground," "The Green," "The Pond," "The Lake," "The Mall," and the "Croton Reservoir." Both street railroads and steam railroads are indicated. Grand Central Depot shows the Harlem, the New York Central, the Hudson River, and the New York & New Haven railroad lines terminating there. On the West Side along the river is also the Hudson River Railroad running on 11th Avenue before turning to the river edge. Ferry lines are depicted as well.

Blackwell's Island (later known as Welfare Island and, since 1971, Roosevelt Island) in the East River is prominent with a hospital, penitentiary, female and male almshouses, workhouse and "Lunatic Asylum."

Altogether a fascinating view of the metropolis of the post-Civil War era. $225

"Coast Chart No. 20. New York Bay and Harbor. New York." Washington: U.S. Coast Survey, 1866, corrected to 1879. Separately issued U.S. coastal chart; sheet 20. 32 1/2 x 26 1/8. Lithograph. With considerable spotting, especially on verso, some light stains, and creases/wrinkles, all from use. Some manuscript navigational marks.

A highly detailed chart showing New York Harbor and Bay, a fine example of the output of the U.S. Coast Survey. This chart shows evidence of heavy use, perhaps being used by a ship based in New York City. Soundings and other navigational details are precisely depicted throughout the map. Also included are sailing directions and tables on tides and currents. Precise and minute interior information is given for Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Staten Island. $1,200
GoGo to page with other working sea charts of New York and region.

"New York City, Brooklyn, Jersey City, Hoboken." Philadelphia: O.W. Gray & Son, 1881. 24 1/2 x 16 1/2. Lithograph. Original hand color. Hair margin left hand side. $325

"New York and Brooklyn." Philadelphia: S. Augustus Mitchell Jr., 1883. 13 1/4 x 20 3/4. Lithograph. Original hand color. $425

"Brooklyn." Chicago: George Cram, 1891. 12 x 9 1/4. Color cerograph. $65

"New York, Brooklyn and Jersey City and Westchester." Chicago: Rand McNally, 1892. 26 x 19. Color cerograph. Folding map with cover and two small holes in folds. $350

"New York City / Brooklyn." Chicago: Rand McNally, 1895. 12 1/2 x 9 1/4. Color cerograph. $75

"Brooklyn." Chicago: George Cram, ca. 1895. 10 x 11. Cerograph. With text on elevated RR and congressional districts. $65

From Indexed Atlas Of The World. Chicago: Rand, McNally & Co., [1898]-1899. 19 x 26. Cerograph. Full original color. Very good condition.

Late nineteenth century maps from the early days of the Rand, McNally & Co. firm out of Chicago, a company that would shift the center of cartographic publishing from the east coast to the mid-west. Typical of the work from the firm, these maps have very good detail, precisely and neatly exhibited. Topographic and social information, counties, roads, and many more details are illustrated. By the end of the nineteenth century, development in the state is shown extending up into the pan handle and to the west. Railroad information is also presented. Aesthetically and cartographically a foreshadow of the maps of the twentieth century.

"Greater New York." Chicago: George Cram, ca. 1900. 10 3/8 x 13 3/8. Color cerograph. $65

"Brooklyn." New York: Dodd, Mead, 1903. 8 1/2 x 11 3/8. Color cerograph. $60

"Business District of New York/Brooklyn and Jersey City." Chicago: Rand McNally, 1909. 25 1/2 x 18 3/4. Double page. Color cerograph. [Shows elevated railways and subways]. $300


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