1873 Beers Map of Gravesend, Flatlands, and New Utrecht, Brooklyn, New York
Unionville Guntherville, Town of Gravesend, Kings Co. / Gravesend, Town of Gravesend, Kings Co. / Part of Town of Gravesend, Kings Co. / Flatlands, Town of Flatlands, Kings Co./ New Utrecht, Tn of New Utrecht, Kings Co.
14.25 x 11.25 in (36.195 x 28.575 cm)
This is an 1873 Fredrick W. Beers map of the communities of Unionville, Guntherville, Gravesend, Flatlands and New Utrecht, which are now part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Each community is illustrated on its own, along with the Prospect Park Fair Grounds in Gravesend, leading to five individual maps printed on one sheet. Individual properties and buildings within each community are noted and identified by owner. Streets, cemeteries, schools, churches, and other public buildings are also labeled, as is the Brooklyn Bath and Coney Island (Steam Car) Railroad on the Unionville / Guntherville map.
The whole was 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. Learn More...
Atlas of Long Island, New York. From Recent Actual Surveys and Records Under the Superintendence of F. W. Beers. (1873 First Edition).
Very good. Even overall toning. Close left margin. Closed margin tears professionally repaired on verso. Illustration on verso.
New York Public Library, Map Division, 1527271.