1873 Beers Map of Brookhaven and Fire Island, Long Island, NY
Description: A scarce example of Fredrick W. Beers’ map of the southern part of Brookhaven, Long Island, New York. Published in 1873, this magnificent map covers Great South Bay and East Bay and along the coast from Blue Point and Patchogue Bay eastward past Bellport, Smith Point, Moriches to Eastport. Covers Fire Island from Watch Hill to Swan Island, detailing the homes of John Smith, H. F. Osborne Gunning, G. Terry and S. Havens. Extends inland as far north as Middle Island, Coram Hill, Manorville and Calverton. Notes the proposed route of the South Side Long Island Railroad. This is probably the finest atlas map of Brookhaven to appear in the 19th century. Prepared by Beers, Comstock & Cline out of their office at 36 Vesey Street, New York City, for inclusion in the first published atlas of Long Island, the 1873 issue of Atlas of Long Island, New York.
Date: 1873 (undated)
Source: Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers. (1873 First Edition)
References: New York Public Library, Map Division, 1527340.
Cartographer: The Beers family (Fredrick, Silas, James and Daniel), along with Charles and Augustus Warner, were prominent map publishers working from the 1850s to the late 1880s. Often publishing under the Warner & Beers designation, the combined firms produced a series of important state and county atlases and map of much of the northeastern United States. Many of their regional maps are among the most detailed and well laid out maps ever produced of their respective regions. Because Warner & Beers county maps were often detailed down to the individual homes and landowners, they have become highly sought after by general and family historians. In additional to producing maps of surpassing detail, Warner & Beers also maintained an earlier generation's attention to detail and quality while publishing in an era ever increasingly dominated by the low cost printing methods used by the publishing empires of Rand McNally and George Cram. Click here for a list of rare maps by Warner & Beers.
Size: Printed area measures 15 in height x 23 inches in width (38.1 x 58.42 centimeters)
Condition: Very Good condition. Original centerfold. Plans of Center Moriches, Mount Sinai, Lakeland and Setauket on verso.
Code: BrookhavenS-beers-1873 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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