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New York in 1857, with a very early Central Park plan

(NEW YORK). New York City Map

New York: Phelps, 1857

16 x 28 inches. Outstanding original hand-coloring. Original folds. Fine condition. Attractively framed

This finely detailed and well-colored New York map includes wood engravings of steamships on the Hudson River, a key to streets, and a very early Central Park map predating the Olmsted and Vaux plan by one year. This map accompanied Phelps’ Strangers and Citizens Guide to New York City.