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Lot 164: (NEW YORK CITY.) A Part of the City of New York Drawn from Actual Surveys as Furnished by the Several City Surveyors 1834.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (NEW YORK CITY.) A Part of the City of New York Drawn from Actual Surveys as Furnished by the Several City Surveyors 1834. Ink and watercolor manuscript map of lower Manhattan on onion skin paper; backed on original linen with silk edging. 36x39 inches; light discoloration upper left corner, wrinkled from rolling with a just a few small cracks. [New York, after 1834]

Notes: An exactingly faithful manuscript version of the lower portion of a very large and extremely rare map lithograhed by John Pendleton in 1834. The boundaries of Wards 1-4 between the Battery and Anthony Street are represented; the street network is shown in explicit, large format detail with over 70 numbered sites referenced in the key including public buildings, banks, markets, churches, theaters, museums and schools.

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