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Description:This original hand coloured lithograph antique, 2 part map was published by David T. Valentine in the 1861 edition of Manual of the Common Council of the City of New York
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Red, yellowGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 21 3/4in x 16 1/2in (525mm x 420mm)Plate size: - 21 3/4in x 16 1/2in (525mm x 420mm)Margins: - Min 1/8in (5mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Left margin cropped close to borderPlate area: - Folds as issued, old tape mark & light creasingVerso: - Folds as issued, old tape mark & light creasing
Background:An scarce map of New York City by D. T. Valentine, divided into two sections. The primary map details Manhattan from 38th street to the Battery, including parts of Brooklyn, Governors Island, Ellis Island, Bedloe Island (Statue of Liberty), Jersey City, and Hoboken.The lower map focuses on upper Manhattan north of 38th street and includes Roosevelt Island, Wards Island, Randals Island, and parts of Queens. Both maps show the street grid in some detail noting all major streets and some important buildings. A stylized seal of New York City appears in the lower left quadrant.
Valentine, David Thomas 1801 - 1869As the Clerk of the Common Council of New York City, Valentine edited and published a series of books on the history and contemporary facts of New York City entitled Manual of the Corporation Of The City of New York. They became know as Valentines Manuals with updates published annually, between 1841 & 1870. Valentine used his manuals to produce some of the rarest and most important maps & views of the city of New York, some of which occasionally appear on the market. His contribution to the historical record of New York city cannot be over stated.