Rogers, Peet and Company

1879

Birdseye view of New York City

The City of New York Compliments of Rogers, Peet & Co.

DESCRIPTION: 

Antique 19th century oblique-angle bird’s-eye view of New York City centered prominently on Manhattan. This original small folding map depicts the Brooklyn Bridge, the Peet company’s building on Broadway, hundreds of boats and ships (sail and steam) in the Hudson and East Rivers. Contains a key to 24 different points of interest including Castle Garden, Washington Square, Cooper Union, Central Park, and Long Island Sound.

The map was a promotional vehicle for the clothing company of Rogers, Peet & Co. Verso contains a "Strangers’ Guide to New York." Top margin and right margin with alpha-numeric symbols keyed to the map legend.

Drawn by J.W. Williams and copyrighted 1879 by Root & Tinker. Printed with Mather's inks. Folded brochure measures 3.0 x 5.5".

CREATOR: 

Rogers, Peet and Company

PUBLICATION DATE: 

1879

GEOGRAPHIC AREA: 

United States

BODY OF WATER: 

Hudson River

CONDITION: 

Very good.  One horizontal fold and two vertical folds as issued. Tiny marginal tears archivally repaired from the verso.

COLORING: 

Yes.

ENGRAVER: 

SIZE: 

11 " x 7 "

ITEM PHYSICAL LOCATION: 

20

PRICE: 

$280

Next shipping date: 10/2/2018.   

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