Genuine Antique Print-"Honor to Whom Honor is Due." Origin of Steam Navigation. A View of Collect Pond and its Vicinity in the City of New York in 1793.-1846-Pease-Maps-Of-Antiquity

1846 - "Honor to Whom Honor is Due." Origin of Steam Navigation. A View of Collect Pond and its Vicinity in the City of New York in 1793. - Antique Print

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Item number: NYO949
Genuine Antique Print

1846

Maker: Pease

Antique print showing part of New York City, from the Documentary History of the State of New York, 1850. By John Hutchings, 1846. This fascinating page explores the origins of steam locomotion, with details about the inventor, the mechanics of the boat, and further history of steam travel. The title continues: "On which Pond, the first boat, Propelled by Steam with paddle wheels or screw propellers was constructed by John Fitch, six years before Robert Fulton made trial of his boat upon the River Seine, in France, and ten years prior to his putting into operation his boat Clermont in New York; with a representation of the boat and its machinery, on the Collect Pond." Collect Pond was a body of fresh water in what is now Chinatown in Lower Manhattan, the center of the pond being approximately at the intersection of Mott and Grand Streets, New York City. It was filled in 1811 and in 1960 some of the land was given to the city and is now known as Collect Pond Park, although the original park was much larger (48 acres) and the nearby Bayard's Mount, a 110-foot hillock was leveled to fill the pond. Very good condition with some minor image transfer. Folds as issued. Could be hand colored by our professional colorist for an additional cost. Measures approx. 14 x 18.25 inches to the neatline.

Item Number: NYO949