1905 Hyde Map or Plan of Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn-hyde-1905
$750.00
Map of the Borough of Brooklyn New York.
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1905 Hyde Map or Plan of Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn-hyde-1905

Beautiful map of Brooklyn presented on a north-south projection.

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Title


Map of the Borough of Brooklyn New York.
  1905 (dated)    31 x 29 in (78.74 x 73.66 cm)     1 : 25000

Description


This is an excellent 1905 E. Belcher Hyde map or plan of the borough of Brooklyn, New York. It covers Brooklyn from Jamaica to Bay Ridge and north as far as the Newtown Creek. Includes part of lower Manhattan and Queens. This extremely detailed map identifies major and minor streets, individual buildings, parks, ferry lines, piers, cemeteries, tunnels, railroad stations and elevated railway lines, trolley lines, lighthouses and several other topographical features. Prospect Park, Greenwood Cemetery, City Hall, Navy yard, etc. are noted. This is one of the few maps of Brooklyn issued on a North-South projection. The numerous marshy islands of Jamaica Bay are also included. This map was published by E. Belcher Hyde of 97 Liberty street, Brooklyn, NY in 1905.

Cartographer


Hyde and Company (fl. c. 1880 - 1920) (a.k.a. E. Belcher Hyde Map Company) was a Brooklyn, New York, publisher of maps and atlases. Hyde's work primarily focused on Long Island and the fire insurance industry, which required highly detailed maps of cities and downs in order to assess risk and liability. Many of Hyde's maps offered incredible detail at a large scale, including annotations on property owners, building materials, size, and function. While Long Island was the focus of most of the firm's efforts, it also produced atlases of the greater New York City metropolitan area, including the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Westchester.

Condition


Very good. Minor toning and wear along original fold lines. Map exhibits red toning where it was attached to the binder. Binder is included.