1862 Johnson’s Map of New York and the Adjacent Cities
By: Johnson & Ward
Date: 1862 (Published) New York
Dimensions: 16 x 26 inches (40.65 cm x 66 cm)
This is an authentic, antique map of New York City, also showing parts of Brooklyn, Jersy City, and Hoboken by Johnson and Ward. The map was published out of New York in 1862.
This detailed map centers on the island of Manhattan with a western orientation. It is color coded by wards and does a fantastic job of clearly noting streets, parks, buildings, ferry routes, rail lines, and ship yards. Central Park is show with impressive detail, locating the cricket grounds, botanical gardens, the receiving reservoir (now the Great Lawn), Croton Lake, and numerous trails throughout the park. At lower right, an insert displays a reduced version of the northern portion of the island that includes Harlem. This is an exceptional map that provides a detailed depiction of New York during the mid-19th century.
Condition: This map is in B condition with some light soiling and foxing and a lower centerfold separation that extends 2 inches into the image (repaired on verso using archival tape).
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