Historic Map - New York City, NY - 1856

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City of New York / sketched and drawn on stone by C. Parsons.

This reproduction bird's-eye view map of New York, New York, drawn on stone by C. Parsons and published by N. Currier in 1856, provides a colorful look at New York just five years before the American Civil War. In the foreground is Battery Park showing lively pedestrian scenes, and in the lower right corner Brooklyn Heights, not yet bridged to the island of Manhattan.

This beautifully colored panoramic illustrated map from 1856 notes steamers Commonwealth and Metropolis. It shows buildings and shipping traffic.

Features references to the following locations:

  • Hoboken, N. J.
  • Hudson River
  • Castle Garden, Emigrant Depot
  • Battery
  • Bowling Green
  • Trinity Church, Broadway
  • St. Paul's Church
  • St. John's Church and Park
  • City Hall and Park
  • Post Office
  • Custom House
  • Crystal Palace
  • Washington Parade Ground and Churches on 5th Avenue
  • Merchants Exchange, Wall St.
  • Staten Island Ferry
  • Hamilton and South Ferrys
  • Odd Fellows Hall
  • Grace Church
  • 3rd St. Catholic Church
  • East River
  • Tompkins Square
  • Blackwells Island
  • United States Hotel
  • Harper's Buildings
  • Revenue Barge Office
  • Wall St. Ferry
  • Fulton Ferry
  • Peck Slip Ferry
  • Novelty and Morgan Iron Works
  • South Ferry (Brooklyn Side)
  • Brooklyn Heights
  • Williamsburgh
  • Corlear's Hook


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  • Heavy-weight 230 gsm, 9.5 mil thickness.
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