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Description

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 Avenue A to 11th (West End) Avenue, and 118th Street and 73rd Street.

Much of the area shown on the map was covered by Central Park and the Croton (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) Reservoir, though it is not illustrated.

Based on an original survey by Charles Clinton completed in December 1824.

Condition Description
Banknote paper. Two sheets. Original hand-color. Some edgewear at the right edges of both sheets.