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Description: This original hand coloured antique lithograph map of common lands in New York City in 1796, by George Hayward was published in the 1861 edition of D T Valentines Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York or Valentines Manual.The map illustrates New York city Common Lands in 1796, between the three and six mile stones belonging to the Corporation of the City of New York.The map begins south of Harlem, showing numbered plots of common lands as well as areas of ownership, with owners names. Here 5th Ave is named Middle Road, East Road became 4th Ave which is now Park Ave. The map goes as far north as 90th st and as far south as Madison Square Park, which was a burying ground in the late 1700s. Broadway is named Bloomingdale Rd.General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Light and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: - OriginalColors used: - Yellow, green, blue, pinkGeneral color appearance: - AuthenticPaper size: - 20in x 8in (510mm x 200mm)Plate size: - 20in x 8in (510mm x 200mm)Margins: - Min 1/2in (12mm)Imperfections:Margins: - Light age toningPlate area: - Folds as issuedVerso: - Folds re-enforced with archival transparent tape
Background: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New Yorkor Valentines Manuals, published for nearly 30 years, contained hundreds of rare beautifully hand coloured contemporary and historical lithograph maps and views of New York City.