New York and Environs.
1868 (dated) 12 x 16.5 in (30.48 x 41.91 cm)
A stunning and rare 1868 view of the island of Manhattan, New York City by W. C. Rogers. The view depicts the entire island of Manhattan with Hoboken as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Important buildings, especially churches are depicted with considerable accuracy. The harbor itself is full of sailing ships. 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<.i>, (1868 edition).
Good. Some toning and wear along original fold lines. Verso repair over tear in lower right quadrant. Lower left margin extended.