New York in 1778 or Map of New York I.
1869 8 x 10 in (20.32 x 25.4 cm)
This is an unusual map of New York City in 1778, reduced and reprinted in 1869. The original map was drawn by Thomas Kitchin in his capacity as Hydrographer to His Majesty. It was originally published in The London Magazine. Features the full island of Manhattan with parts of Brooklyn, Queens, and Westchester. What is offered here is actually a c. 1869 reprint of the original, and much larger, 1778 map. Prepared for the 1869 edition of the Shannon's Manual of The Corporation Of The City of New York .
Napoleon Sarony (1821-1896), Henry B. Major and Joseph Fairchild Knapp (1832-1891) founded the Sarony, Major & Knapp publishing firm in 1857. The firm specialized in portraits, government reports, book illustrations, and architectural and scientific plates. Sarony, Major and Knapp remained in business for ten years finally closing its doors in 1867 when Napoleon Sarony left the firm to follow his interest in photography. In addition to their public sector business, the firm also printed most official maps of New York City, including, between 1860 and 1867, some of earliest maps of Central Park.
Fine or perfect condition. Contemporary color. Original folds. Blank on verso.