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Good example of the 1834 edition of David Burr's map of New York City, with Burr's address shown at 192 Broadway.

The map is finely detailed, extending to Brooklyn and Williamsburg and locating streets, wards, wharves, public squares, ferrys and some early buildings. As noted by David Rumsey, describing the first edition (1832):

A rare and beautiful map. Shows Manhattan Island north to 34th Street, with portions of Brooklyn. Not in Phillips, or any references. Ristow, p. 315, mentions another, smaller map by Burr that was used in Disturnell's New York As It Is (see our copies-Haskell 765). This first edition is not in Haskell, who only lists a later edition of this map republished by Stone in 1838 and a different, larger map of similar title (Haskell 755) published in many editions by Colton and Stiles (1833 and later). This edition is engraved by Illman and Pilbrow who also engraved the maps for Burr's 1836 Universal Atlas.

The present edition, dated 1834, is apparently unrecorded. OCLC locates only the 1832 edition referenced above by Rumsey.

Condition Description
Repaired tear at top left. The map has been flattened and archivally backed to support old fold weakness and fold splits.