1873 Beers Map of Oyster Bay and Hicksville, Long Island, New York
Description: A scarce example of Fredrick W. Beers’ map of the Oyster Bay, Long Island, New York. Published in 1873. Oyster Bay side of map sheet covers from Hempstead Harbor eastward as far as Cold Spring Harbor. Bounded on the north by the Long Island Sound. Extends southward as far as Jericho. Inset maps depict Lattingtown, East Norwich, and Oyster Bay Harbor. Detailed to the level of individual buildings and properties. Includes the Northport and the Glen Cove Branches of the Long Island Railroad. On the verso, sheet is divided into three town plans. These include Oyster Bay, Hicksville and The Cove. Detailed to the street and building level with notations on individual property owners. This is probably the finest atlas map of Oyster Bay, Long Island, 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, 1527318, 1527319, 1527317.
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 14 in height x 22.25 inches in width (35.56 x 56.515 centimeters)
Condition: Very good condition. Original centerfold. Printed maps on both recto and verso.
Code: OysterBay-beers-1873 (to order by phone call: 646-320-8650)
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