1873 Beers Map of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens, New York City

LongIslandCity2-beers-1873
$300.00
Long Island City, Queens Co. L. I.
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1873 Beers Map of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens, New York City

LongIslandCity2-beers-1873

19th century map of Long Island City, Queens, New York.
$300.00

Title


Long Island City, Queens Co. L. I.
  1873 (undated)    22.5 x 14 in (57.15 x 35.56 cm)     1 : 18000

Description


A scarce example of Fredrick W. Beers' map of the Long Island City, Queens, New York published in 1873. It covers from Hunters Point and Long Island City northward past Ravenswood and Dutch Kills to include all of Astoria. Also includes Blackwell's Island (Roosevelt Island), Hells Gate, Ward's Island, Randall's Island, and Riker's Island. Detailed to the level of individual streets and important buildings. Lists estates and properties in Astoria. Notates ferry crossings between Long Island City and Astoria and the various Islands, including Manhattan. This is probably the finest atlas map of Astoria and Long Island City, Queens 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


Very good. Some damage, with verso repair along original centerfold. Some edge wear with verso repair along top margin. Top left corner includes margin extension on verso with some old tape residue on recto.

References


Rumsey 0066.027. Philips (Atlases) 2202.