Riverhead Suffolk Co.
1873 (undated) 14.5 x 22 in (36.83 x 55.88 cm)
This scarce and large hand colored map depicts the town of Riverhead, Long Island, New York. Map depicts the populous cities and towns surrounding Riverhead, including Franklinville, Aquebogue, Jamesport, Wading River, Baiting Hollow, Northville and Calverton. Includes detailed insets of Franklinville, Jamesport, and Aquebogue. Southampton lies to the south. The extraordinary detail of this map, down to individual households with family names, make it a fascinating study for the family researcher or historian. Prepared by Beers, Comstock & Cline out of their office at 36 Vesey Street, New York City, for inclusion in the first published atlas of Long Island, the 1873 issue of Atlas of Long Island, New York.
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.
Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers. (1873 First Edition).
Very good condition. Wide clean margins. Blank on verso.
New York Public Library, Map Division, 1527347.