New York City by Unknown Artist
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Unknown Artist

New York City 1840

InkPaperWatercolour
37.60 ⨯ 30.30 cm
€ 750

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“New York“, steel engraving published in Londen in 1840 by the SDUK (Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge). Coloured by a later hand. Size: 37,6 x 30,3 cm

Very finely engraved town plan centred on Lower Manhattan and extending north to 42nd Street. It shows Governors or Nutten Island, and a small portion of Brooklyn, Williamsburg, and Jersey City. In Manhattan, the newly built Harlem Railroad is shown. Bellevue Hospital and its associated Alms Houses, and the House of Refuge in Madison Square are shown. Gramercy Park is noted along Irving Place. There are several proposed piers in the Hudson River, of which only some were completed. A table locates and names 40 important buildings. Along the bottom are large and finely rendered views of Broadway from the Park and another of City Hall.