Currier & Ives' definitive 19th-century view of the bustling Harbor of New York.
First state of Currier & Ive's striking view of New York Harbor, pre-dating the inclusion of the Statue of Liberty.
In the foreground, a bustling Battery Park appears, surrounded by a rich tapestry of sailing ships and steam ships.
On the right, the map stretches out to show Brooklyn and Governor's Island, with Lower Manhattan Bay in the distance.
A very nice early example of the print, which, in later states, would come to include the Statue of Liberty.