View of Market Slip. Taken from the Corner of Cherry St - 1959.
1859 (dated) 6.75 x 8.75 in (17.145 x 22.225 cm)
An exquisitely detailed view of Market Slip in 1859, from the corner of Cherry St. Features S. Valentine & Son Flour Stores, a man touching the brim of his cap in deference to a lady, horses and buggies. Today Market Slip is located on the east River between the Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges. Published as part of D.T. Valentine's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York 1860.
David T. (Thomas) Valentine (1801 - 1869) served as the Clerk of the Common Council of New York City. He edited and published a series of New York City almanacs and fact books entitled Manual of the Corporation Of The City of New York. Valentine's Manual, as it came to be called, 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. 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 D. Valentine and by Joseph Shannon, who also produced a similar manual. Valentine used his manual to reproduce some of the rarest and most important maps of New York City ever created.
Valentine, D. T., Manual of the Corporation of the City of New-York, 1860.
Very Good. Exhibits light edge soiling.