Philadelphia: S. A. Mitchell Jr., 1860. unbound. Map. Hand colored engraving. 13" x 11". In very good condition. This classic 19th century map of the lower portion of Manhattan is beautifully colored and includes a lot of detail. Greenpoint, Williamsburg, Jersey City, Hoboken, and Downtown Brooklyn can be seen, as well as Governor's Island and Ellis Island. Ferry lines are shown as well as municipalities, hospitals, and important civic buildings. . Samuel Augustus Mitchell Sr. (1792-1868) was one of the leaders in American cartography of the 19th century and pioneered the conversion of engraved map plates to more affordable lithographic plates. His son, Samuel Augustus Mitchell Jr. continued his father's successful mapmaking and publishing business, and was one of the most prolific and renowned 19th century American publishers. (Inventory #: 291798)
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