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Hand-colored lithographed map of part of Harlem, New York City, published by Spielmann & Brush in their very rare atlas Certified Copies of Original Maps of Property in New York City (1881). The last copy of that atlas was on the market with a New York City bookdealer for $12,500.

The map shows old farm plots and roads, as well as modern streets and lots, bounded by modern-day 124th Street, 129th Street, Malcolm X Boulevard, and Madison Avenue.

The map shows Floy's Horticultural Garden, a 19th-century Harlem-based nursery.