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Description

Detailed pocket map of Manhattan by one of New York's greatest mapmakers, David H. Burr.

The map is divided into 21 brightly colored precincts, with ferry lines radiating out toward Brooklyn, Williamsburg, Staten Island and New Jersey.  

The map also includes considerable detail in Brooklyn, illustrating both the Village of Brooklyn and Williamsburg. On the outskirts of downtown Brooklyn the Navy Yard is shown, as well as a Poor House, Burring Ground, and Fort Green (shown with actual fortifications), and the US Naval Hospital.

First issued in the 1840s, the present example is significantly enlarged.  The1846 edition extended north to Kips Bay and Murray Hill.  The present edition extends north to the State Arsenal, Hamilton Square, Washington Monument and Blackwells's Island.

The map includes 14 vignettes, including:

  • New York University
  • Halls of Justice
  • Presbyterian Church
  • Astor Library
  • Trinity Church
  • Croton Reservoir
  • New Bible House
  • View Near Astor House
  • Crystal Palace
  • St. Thomas Church
  • St. Patrick's Church
  • Merchant's Exchange
  • Church of the Messiah
  • C.S. Francis & Co. Bookstore