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Description:This original antique lithograph print, a view of Broadway New York in 1840, 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.
General Definitions:Paper thickness and quality: - Heavy and stablePaper color : - off whiteAge of map color: -Colors used: -General color appearance: -Paper size: - 13in x 7in (330mm x 180mm)Plate size: - 13in x 7in (330mm x 180mm)Margins: - Min 1/4in (5mm)
Imperfections:Margins: - Light age toningPlate area: - Folds as issuedVerso: - None
Background:Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York or 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.
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.