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Description

Rare pocket map of New York City, surrounded by 15 Vignettes of important early buildings from around New York City.

Includes a detailed index locating important streets and important places around the City.

This would appear to be the earliest edition of the map to include vignettes. We note a later edition of 1851, which included 14 vignettes, with several variations in the selection of vignettes.

The vignettes include: Trinity Church, City Hall, Broadway View near Astor House, Society Library, Wall Street Stock Exchange, St. Patrick's on Mott Street, Murray Hill Reservoir, Union Bank, Halls of Justice and several other early Churches.

The plan itself shows the developed parts of city shaded in, and 18 wards are indicated. Tables of the city's streets and various locales are keyed to the plan. Parts of Brooklyn, also divided into wards, are included.

The 1857 edition of the map (with only 14 vignettes) appeared in Martayan Lan Catalog 41, #43, priced at $3,500.

Condition Description
Minor foxing and minor fold breaks.
Reference
Haskell #775.