Hand-colored lithographed map of the land that became present-day Hudson Yards, 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 19th-century streets and lots, in two sections, bounded by modern-day 32nd Street, 30th Street, 9th Avenue, and the Hudson River. Today, this land is almost exclusively occupied by the Hudson Yards development.
The map shows a number of buildings and a pier that were on the site before successive rounds of major redevelopment erased all hint of the previous layout.