16 June 2016
PROPERTY FROM CREDIT SUISSE'S AMERICANA COLLECTION
BURR, David (1803-1875). Map of the City and County of New York with the Adjacent Country. Ithaca, NY: Stone & Clark, 1839.
Engraved hand-colored map of Manhattan, image 500 x 1255 mm (564 x 1290 mm sheet). Ornamental cartouche. (Some light staining.) Matted and framed.
Third edition of David Burr's large format map of New York City, first published by Simeon De Witt, Surveyor General of the State of New York in 1829. The map covers Manhattan with the Hudson River and New Jersey to the west. To the east is the East River, “Town of Brooklyn,” “Town of Bushwick,” and “Town of Newtown." Burr distinguished himself with his Atlas of the State of New York containing a Map of the State and of the Several Counties, (1829), A New Universal Atlas (1836), and his American Atlas (1839) published under the auspices of the U.S. Post Office.
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