1876 London Illustrated News View of New York City
Description: A pleasant, simplified view of New York City in 1876, with important buildings numbered and named in the key. After lamenting that New York is not really very American, 'with much of foreign ingredients,' the London News writer goes on to sigh 'It is, however, the city of New York...that we have to describe.' The view includes Hoboken in foreground, Manhattan in the middle ground, and Brooklyn in the background. Fascinating text sales ads appear on verso. Published in the August 19, 1876 issue of the London Illustrated News.
Date: 1876 (dated)
Source: The Illustrated London News, August 19, 1876.
Cartographer: The Illustrated London News is one of the world's first weekly news magazines It was first published by Herbert Ingram and Mark Lemon (of Punch fame) in 1842. The lavishly illustrated magazine slowly gained popularity and continued to be published on a weekly basis until 1971. Today the Illustrated London News is the Illustrated London News Group and publishes bi-annually. Click here for a list of rare maps from The Illustrated London News.
Size: Printed area measures 15 x 10 inches (38.1 x 25.4 centimeters)
Condition: Very good.
Code: NewYorkCityView-londonnews-1876 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)