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Description

Large and detailed view of New York City issued in the year of America's centennial as an "extra supplement" to the Illustrated London News.

The view is taken from across the River on Bergen Hill, and shows Central Park, the early stages of urban expansion on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side and an early snapshot of the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge, where the two towers on either side of the River have been completed, but there is no progress shown yet connecting the towers across the east River.

New York is depicted as a busy port city, with a variety of boats active in the Hudson and East Rivers. Brooklyn, Queens and Northern New Jersey are also shown.

Condition Description
Minor reinforcements to folds, but generally a very nice example.