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Colored Lithograph 1868 Uptown NYC Map by the Commissioners of Central Park

$950.00

Major and Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co. 71 Broadway, N.Y., Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street Showing the Progress Made in Laying Out Streets, Roads, Public Squares and Places, by the Commissioners of the Central Park, Under Chap. 565 of Laws of 1865 and of New Pier and Bulkhead Lines under Chap. 697 of Laws of 1867, January 1st, 1868. Taken from New York City. Commissioners of the Central Park. Twelfth Annual Report for the Year Ending December 31, 1867. New York, 1868.

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[Map, Upper Manhattan] Major and Knapp Eng. Mfg. & Lith. Co. 71 Broadway, N.Y., Map of that Part of the City of New York North of 155th Street Showing the Progress Made in Laying Out Streets, Roads, Public Squares and Places, by the Commissioners of the Central Park, Under Chap. 565 of Laws of 1865 and of New Pier and Bulkhead Lines under Chap. 697 of Laws of 1867, January 1st, 1868. Taken from New York City. Commissioners of the Central Park. Twelfth Annual Report for the Year Ending December 31, 1867. New York, 1868, formerly pages 70 – 71. Scale 3 ¾ in is equal to 2,000 feet. Sheet: 15 7/8 in x 39 ¼, colored map image within the black border 14 1/16 in x 38 ½ in. The dimensions given by Haskell (38 ½ in x 14 ¼ in) are reversed and slightly inaccurate to this impression, giving the horizontal measurement first and the vertical measurement second, contrary to current library standards. A colored lithographed map, it is found in Haskell, Manhattan Maps, No. 1192. Copies are held at the New York Public Library, American Geographical Society (2 copies), the New York Historical Society (2 copies), and a copy at the Library of Congress. An “Explanation” serves as a key to deciphering the types and colors of lines used. Condition as new, still folded.