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Description

Very rare lithographed land auction map of part of the East Village in Manhattan, New York.

The map is bounded at the south by St. Marks Place, on the west by the Bowery, in the north by Fifteenth Street, and on the east by Second Avenue. An inset map shows Nineteenth Street between Second and Third Avenue. The map includes an outline of St. Marks Church-In-The-Bowery.

The East Village was subdivided and sold by lot starting the late 1810s and '20s. This sale represents a relatively late sale of large sections of the neighborhood, namely the lots illustrated. Oftentimes maps of this variety will list the owner selling, but in this case only the auctioneer, Anthony I. Bleeker, is named. Bleeker belonged to a family that specialized in these auctions in 19th century New York.

This is a reasonably early lithographed map by Nathaniel Currier, who began his career in the mid-1830s.

Condition Description
Minor soiling. Old folds with minor wear.