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Lot 0042
  • Title/Content of Map: 1870 Bridges Plan for New York City -- A Plan of New York City with Recent and Intended Improvements
  • Date Printed: 1870 New York City
  • Cartographer: J Hardy
  • Size: 12.8 x 12.2 in.

    This is an early plan for lower Manhattan and is Bridges’ version of the earlier, failed 1801 Mangin-Goerck plan which was commissioned to prepare a new city plan. The Mangin-Goerck map had features not true to the actual topography – like straight shore lines, streets not present, etc. Nonetheless, Bridges used for his plans as basis this failed and rejected earlier map and carried its elements into this map. The map is finely engraved with all streets named along with notations on the Wards. Some of the street names and layout remain to this date; however, the combination of a false premiss and future urban engineering changed numerous surface elements and street names versus what is seen on the map. At the left is a large legend locating 52 important places and buildings within a scroll cartouche. The map was engraved by Peter Maverick. Bridges subsequently was the City Surveyor who, in 1811, is best know for laying out New York’s grid street structure. This is a 1870 reissue.

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  • Location: This item ships from Ohio

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  • Condition

    Very Good. Uncolored. Some age toning throughout. Lower left margin cut to neat line.

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    Bridges: Antique Plan for New York City, 1870

    Estimate $120 - $140Feb 8, 2018
    Auction Curated By:
    Steve Kovacs
    Maps Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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