Scarce map showing most of Manhattan Island, alotn with the neighboring cities, islands, etc. Extends to about 130th, Harlem, Mount Morris and the Lunatic Asylum. Includes a nice street plan of Brooklyn, Williamsburg and Jersey City. Names streets and numbering the wards. Many squares and places shown, including Union Place, Tompkins Square, Washington Square, Gramercy Park, Hudson Square, Bowling Green, Battery, etc. A large Lumber Basin is shown in the East River. Ferry routes shown. One of the few maps to extend so far north on the Island. i
Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later as a separate atlas.