164 p., color frontis, color maps, color illus, biblio, index, 4to; VG/VG dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: A collection of maps of New York, dating from a crude woodblock engraving depicting Verrazzano's first glimpse of New York Harbour in the 16th century, to the latest satellite photographs of the island of Manhattan.
Review: From crude woodblock engravings depicting 16th-century explorers' first glimpse of New York Harbor to the latest satellite photographs of Manhattan, the rare maps of New York in this book offer a unique look at the city's evolution over the past 400 years. Opening with early Italian and Dutch antiquarian maps, the book charts the development of ethnic neighborhoods and the Manhattan grid in the 19th century, as well as the labyrinthine subway system of the 20th century. Each of the 65 color plates, many never before published, accompanies an essay on the changing metropolis as expressed in the map's details. While the maps are as beautiful and engrossing as any works of art, they also reveal the rich history of New York's urban and social fabric, offering a stunning collective portrait of the world's first modern city.
Title: Manhattan in Maps 1527-1995
Publisher: Rizzoli 1st printing
Publication Date: 1997
Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, Incorporated. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Very good condition - book only shows a small amount of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0847820521I4N00
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FG3G000FRB_ns
Book Description Rizzoli. Book Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine and cover may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can This item was a donation to Goodwill of Greater Washington. Thanks for your order from Goodwill of Greater Washington. Bookseller Inventory # M-02-01140
Book Description Rizzoli International Publications, Inc, New York, 1997. first. Quarto; VG-/VG-; Green spine with white text; Dust jacket has slight shelf wear such as lightly rubbed edges; Boards have slight edge wear, otherwise clean and strong; Textblock is slightly age toned; pp 164. Rockville. Bookseller Inventory # 7-414-1279300
Book Description Rizzoli, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Bookseller Inventory # SONG0847820521
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. In good condition and ready for quick shipment to any US location by an experienced and reliable seller. CDs and Access codes may not be included as is the case with most used books. Thanks for shopping with us!. Bookseller Inventory # 4177511
Book Description Rizzoli 2006-08-15, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: good. 0847820521. Bookseller Inventory # 539354
Book Description Rizzoli, NY, 1992. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good+. In VG+ DJ; Brown cloth hardback. Color illustrations. Bibliography, index ; 4to 9" - 11" tall; 164 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 51439
Book Description RIZZOLI INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS, 1997. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. HARDCOVER Legendary independent bookstore online since 1994. Reliable customer service and no-hassle return policy. General. Book: USED, Good. Dust Jacket: Good. Bookseller Inventory # 17978084782052800. Bookseller Inventory # 17978084782052800
Book Description Rizzoli International Publications August 2006, 2006. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used - Very Good. .'.'the city's first atlas of historical maps.destined to have a profound and positive influence on twenty-first-century New York.'--from the foreword by Tony Hiss' This lavishly illustrated volume explores New York's urban and social history through rare and beautiful maps of the city produced during the past four hundred years and collected from archives and libraries throughout the world. From a crude woodblock engraving depicting Giovanni da Verrazano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the sixteenth century to the latest satellite photograph of Manhattan, these important documents offer an unprecedented 'avenue to New York's past,' as the authors write in their preface-- a fascinating collective portrait of the evolution of America's oldest major city. Many of the 65 color plates reproduced here have never been published before, and each is accompanied by an engaging essay on the changing physical and social contours of New York as revealed in the map's details and provenance. Opening with a chapter on the discovery of New York Harbor as depicted in sixteenth-century Italian maps, the book explores the bustling Dutch trading outpost of New Amsterdam (the original name for New York), the city as a British colony in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the rise of New York as a port city in the eighteenth century, the Revolutionary War period, and the development of the Manhattan grid, public squares, and parks in the nineteenth century. The city's myriad 'worlds within a world' are shown in unusual maps of such diverse subjects as ethnic neighborhoods, midtown vice, and the subway system. Each entry cites the map's date of creation and publication, cartographer, medium, and the institution or private collection where the map is archived. A bibliography and complete index are also included, making this book an indispensable resource for all those interested in New York history, urban history, and antiquarian maps. The first book to tell the urban and social history of the world's first modern city through maps--from crude woodblock engravings depicting Verrazano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the 16th century to the latest satellite photographs of the island of Manhattan. These rare and mostly never-before-published maps span four centuries. 64 color illustrations. Very nice clean, tight copy free of any marks. Wrapped in complimentary Brodart dust jacket protector. Bookseller Inventory # 219936