1873 Beers Map of Islip and Fire Island, Long Island, New York

IslipFireIsland-beers-1873
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Islip Suffolk County.
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1873 Beers Map of Islip and Fire Island, Long Island, New York

IslipFireIsland-beers-1873

Early map exhibiting Islip as well as Fire Island.

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Title


Islip Suffolk County.
  1873 (undated)    14.5 x 22 in (36.83 x 55.88 cm)     1 : 52800

Description


A scarce example of Fredrick W. Beers' map of the Islip, Fire Island, and Sayville, Long Island, New York. Published in 1873. Islip side covers from Babylon Cove and West Islip eastward past Bay Shore, Islip, young Point, Oakdale, Greenville to Sayville and Bayport. Includes parts of Oak Island and Fire Island. Notations to the right of the map proper offer business notices. On the verso, sheet is divided into three town plans. These include Islip, Sayville and Bayport. Detailed to the street and building level with notations on individual property owners. This is probably the finest atlas map of Islip and Sayville, 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.

Cartographer


The Beers family (Fredrick, Silas, James and Daniel) (fl. c. 1850 - 1886), 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.

Source


Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers. (1873 First Edition)    

Condition


Good. Centerfold split repaired on verso. Minor centerfold loss. Minor edge wear and spotting. Overall toning.

References


Rumsey 0066.078.