Johnson's Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities - 1864 
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United States
Antique hand colored map of Civil War era New York City and Brooklyn, from Johnson and Ward's 1864 atlas, with wonderful details of streets, parks, and landmarks such as Castle Garden in the Battery, the "cricket ground" of Central Park which was only six years old at the time; the Brooklyn Navy Yard; and the western edge, largely undeveloped, of what would one day become Queens; includes inset of Harlem and northern Manhattan. Interesting features: Blackwell's Island which housed a hospital, penitentiary, separate alms houses for male and females, a work house, and a lunatic asylum; and the Crystal Palace on the site of the modern Central Public Library, despite the fact that the Crystal Palace had burned to the ground 6 years before this map was printed. Good condition with some minor foxing and toning, tight margins onthe sides, small seam separations at top and bottom, the later separation goes into the decorative border. Map measures 16 x 26 inches.
Antique Hand Colored Map
NYO519
Antique
Maker: Johnson and Ward
$250.00



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