City of Elizabeth, New Jersey

Broadside for Rising Sun Property Elizabethport, NJ.

Sheriff Sale 1000 Building Lots of the RISING SUN PROPERTY at Elizabeth Port, N.J. Will be sold without reserve in parcels to suit purchasers on Wednesday 20th of March at the Court House in the City of Elizabeth (Elizabeth Town) at 2. o'clock, P.M.

DESCRIPTION: Rare lithographed broadside for a Sheriff's sale of the Rising Sun Property, consisting of 1000 lots in Elizabethport, New Jersey along the Elizabeth River (13 miles SW of Lower Manhattan). The land for sale is apparently the Rising Sun Farm, one of Thomas Gibbon's extensive land holdings in New Jersey. Gibbon's was an early employer and partner with Cornelius Vanderbilt.

Quite a bit of land to the north of the Rising Sun tract is associated with Captain J.S. Spencer. Captain John Smythe Spencer (1745-1826), son of Colonel Thomas Spencer, was a British Army officer who lived in Elizabeth, New Jersey at an estate aptly named "Edgemoor". Spencer married Julia Radcliffe who produced two children: John Cotton Smith Spencer and Maria Spencer.

Two sailing vessels are shown plying the waters of Elizabethtown Creek; significant in that neither ship shows any evidence of steam power.

Streets named include: Atlantic, Baltic, Caspian, Delaware, Erie , Florida, Geneva ,Second, Butler, Smith, First, and Water Street. Avenues named include: Fourth, Third , Second, First, and Elizabeth Avenue.

Noted points of interest include: Old Point Road, Elizabethtown Creek, J. C. Fairbank & Company Rope Walk, Staten Island Sound, Whitmore & Jones Wheel Factory, Eagle Hotel, Price's Creek, Elizabethport & New York Ferry Dock, Voorhees and Bacon's Coal Yard, and the C. H. Waterbury Oil Manufactory.

Lithographed by William Faust, 59 Fulton Street, New York. An 1860 entry for Faust in Trow's New York City Directory lists his address as 59 Fulton Street. Stamped by James S. Vosseller. Purchased from a lot of similar Voseller surveys and sales broadsides dated 1857 - 1874.

The City of Elizabeth, N.J. was created in March, 1855 combining and replacing both Elizabeth Township and Elizabeth Borough. With the creation of the City of Elizabeth, Elizabeth Township was dissolved.

CREATOR: City of Elizabeth, New Jersey



BODY OF WATER: Elizabeth River

CONDITION: Good.  On thin paper with worn folds. Minor pinholes at intersections. Stain bottom right corner. Browned but solid. Closed folds at verso.



SIZE: 24 " x 19 "


PRICE: $800


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