The New Harlem Bridge 1868.
1868 (dated) 5 x 7.5 in (12.7 x 19.05 cm)
This is a charming 1868 chromolithograph view of the New Harlem Bridge over the Harlem River by Shannon and Rogers. The view features the Harlem River with various boats including sailboats, rowboats and steamboats. The New Harlem River Bridge, created in 1868 connects the Burroughs on Manhattan and the Bronx. The Third Avenue Bridge, still functioning today, now stands in its place.
This view was prepared for inclusion in the 1868 edition of Joseph Shannon's Manual of The Corporation of the City of New York.
In the mid 19th century Joseph Shannon produced a series of New York City almanacs and fact books entitled Manual of the Corporation Of The City of New York . Shannon's Manual is very similar to the more common manual issued by Valentine. The production of this annual manual was the responsibility of the Clerk of the City of New York, a position held at different times by both Shannon and Valentine. The manual included facts about the City of New York, city council information, city history, and reported on the progress of public works such as Central Park.
William C. Rogers (fl. c. 1860 - 1873) was a New York based lithographer active in the mid to late 19th century. His is best known for his engravings issued in conjuction with Joseph Shannon's Manual of the Corporation fo the City of New York. Rogers issued several maps of New York City in the 1860s and 1870s.
Shannon, J., Shannon's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York, (1868 edition).
Very good. Minor spotting in margins.