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A first-of-its-kind collection of twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City, specially bound so they can be removed easily and framed in standard-size frames.

Historic Maps and Views of New York is a unique and fascinating collection of twenty-four New York maps and views dating from the 1600s through the present. Included with each map is the original printing information and brief text that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities.

Put together by a map expert based at the Library of Congress, the selections include one of the earliest maps of Manhattan by Johannes Vingboons; views of New York Harbor in the early 1700s; an elaborately detailed map of Central Park; a complete topographical map of the island of Manhattan; an early subway map; overviews of Brooklyn and Queens; and much more. Each unique and stunning representation of New York is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail, making it ready for display in any home, office, dorm room, or classroom.

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Twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City and its environs—dating from the 1600s through the present—ready for framing in a custom format or in a standard 11"X14" frame. This stunning and fascinating collection includes one of the earliest known maps of Manhattan, a detailed map of Central Park, a complete topographical map of the island of Manhattan, an early subway map, overviews of Brooklyn and Queens, and much more. Each map's original printing information is provided, as well as additional information that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities. Each map is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail.

About the Author

Vincent Virga is a writer and picture editor. He is the coauthor, with the Library of Congress, of Cartographia: Mapping Civilizations (Little, Brown, 2007), The American Civil War: 365 Days (Abrams, 2006), and Eyes of the Nation: A Visual History of the United States with Alan Brinkley (Knopf, 1997), which was a main selection of the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club. He's a native New Yorker who also lives in Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781579125943
Author:
Virga, Vincent
Publisher:
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Subject:
Maps & Road Atlases
Subject:
United States - Northeast - Middle Atlantic (General)
Subject:
TRAVEL / United States/Northeast/Middle Atlantic (NJ, NY, PA)
Subject:
History
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Atlases - General
Subject:
United States - Mid Atlantic - New York
Subject:
New York (N.Y.) History.
Subject:
Travel-New York
Subject:
Travel - U.S. - General
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
56
Dimensions:
11.0 x 14.0 in

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Twenty-four historic maps and views of New York City and its environs—dating from the 1600s through the present—ready for framing in a custom format or in a standard 11"X14" frame. This stunning and fascinating collection includes one of the earliest known maps of Manhattan, a detailed map of Central Park, a complete topographical map of the island of Manhattan, an early subway map, overviews of Brooklyn and Queens, and much more. Each map's original printing information is provided, as well as additional information that places it in historic context and further illuminates its qualities. Each map is exquisitely reproduced to show off its color and detail.
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