Description: TITLE: Map of The Country Thirty Three Miles Around The City of New York.
This is the extremely rare 1853 edition of one of the most beautiful pocket maps of New York made in the 19th century: Colton's Thirty Three Miles Around the City of New York .
Covers New York City and vicinity as far south as Ocean County, New Jersey, as far east as Suffolk County, as far north as Rockland County, and as far west as Somerset County. Reveals the area in considerable detail with special attention to settlements, tolls, roads, and railroads. New York Bay and Harbor offers numerous depth soundings taken from the 1850 U.S. Coast Survey chart of the region. Surrounded by a splendid decorative border with engraved views depicting "City Hall, New York" and "City Hall, Brooklyn."
This map was drawn and engraved by J. M Atwood based upon J. H. Eddy's 1811 map of a similar name. Colton's success with this attractive map was such that it was issued in various editions for over 50 years. Haskell notes eight different editions between 1846 and 1873 and Rumsey has a variant dated 1891.
Dated 1853 at the base of the map, below map proper. Below this, at the base of the map, the copyright reads: "Entered according to the Act of Congress in the Year of 1846 by J. H. Colton & Co. in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York."
Published by the Colton firm, prior to their 1859 bankruptcy, from their 172 William Str. Office in New York City.
Location of Origin: North America
Dimensions: Height: 25.5 inches, Width: 24 inches
Primary Classification: Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Maps : Maps, Views and Celestials : Americas
Secondary Classification: All Other Categories
Expertise: Rumsey 0173.001 (1853 edition), 3472 (Eddy)Haskell, Manhattan Maps: A Co-operative List, 900-915a.
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