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1864 - Johnson's Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities - Antique

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Item number: NYO519
Genuine Antique Hand Colored Map

1864

Maker: Johnson and Ward.

 

Antique hand colored map of Civil War era New York City and Brooklyn, from Johnson and Ward's 1864 atlas, with wonderful details of streets, parks, and landmarks such as Castle Garden in the Battery, the "cricket ground" of Central Park which was only six years old at the time; the Brooklyn Navy Yard; and the western edge, largely undeveloped, of what would one day become Queens; includes inset of Harlem and northern Manhattan. Interesting features: Blackwell's Island which housed a hospital, penitentiary, separate alms houses for male and females, a work house, and a lunatic asylum; and the Crystal Palace on the site of the modern Central Public Library, despite the fact that the Crystal Palace had burned to the ground 6 years before this map was printed. Good to very good condition with some minor foxing and toning. Seam separation at bottom goes into the map slightly but has been archivally repaired. Map measures 16 x 26 inches. 

 

Item Number: NYO519