New-York As It Is: Containing a General Description of the City of New York, List of Officers, Public Institutions and Other Useful Information, Including the Public Officers, &c, of the City of Brooklyn with Additions and Corrections. Fifth Year of Publication


Published by Colton & Disturnell, 1839
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8vo. Large folding map engraved by S. Stiles & Co. after D. H. Burr, hand-colored in outline (2 1/2-in. tear at fold crossing image). 250 pages. Original black roan, gilt-lettered on spine (front hinge cracked, loss at head of spine, some rubbing). Apparently the fifth edition, after those in 1833, '34,'35 and '37, of this guide-book to New York. The text provides details on Banks, Art Institutions, Officers, Newspapers, Coaches & Carriages, Moral Institutions, etc. The map shows lower Manhattan from Kips Bay at 36th St on the East and the Manhattan Gas Works on the West south to the Battery. Portions of Brooklyn are also shown: U.S Naval Hospital, Fort Greene, the Navy Yard, and as far south as Willoughby Street. The map records the population as 270,089. See Eames and Vail, Biblioteca Americana, p.257. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: New-York As It Is: Containing a General ...
Publisher: Colton & Disturnell
Publication Date: 1839
Binding: Hardbound

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