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Stock# 60081
Description

Nice early map of New York City, published by Morse & Breese, the first map of New York City to employ the cerographic printing process.

Shows the part of Manhattan beginning with Madison Square Garden and Bellevue in the northernmost part of the map and including a small part of Brooklyn, from Prospect and Marshall. Extremely detailed, showing every pier and wharf on the Hudson and East Rivers, naming streets and numbering the wards. Many squares and places shown, including Union Place, Tompkins Square, Washington Square, Gramercy Park, Hudson Square, Bowling Green, Battery, etc. A large Lumber Basin is shown in the East River. Ferry routes shown.

Morse & Breese's North American Atlas was a landmark in American Cartography, being the first atlas to employ the cerographic printing process, which would revolutionize the map trade. The Morse family and this process are the subject of David Woodward's, The All American Map. The maps were first printed in a series of inserts which appeared in the New York Post, and then later, as a separate atlas.