Plan of Peekskill Westchester Co. N.Y.
1867 (undated) 18 x 24.5 in (45.72 x 62.23 cm)
A very attractive example of F. W. Beer's 1867 map of Peekskill, New York. Details the town of Peekskill from the Hudson River to 'Five Mile Pike.' Offers extraordinary detail at the level of individual buildings. A treasure for genealogists, this map actually names the owners of individual homes and estates. A directory in the lower right hand quadrant notes all Banks, doctors, clergymen, schools, merchants, manufacturers, architects, builders, hotels, etc. An inset in at the right side of the map details Cortlandt Cemetery. Prepared from actual surveys by F. W. Beers for his 1867 Atlas of New York and Vicinity.
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.
Beers, F. W., Atlas of New York and Vicinity : from Actual Surveys, 1867.
Very good. Original folds. Blank on verso.