A New & Accurate Plan of the City of New York in the State of New York in North America.
By: B. Taylor engraved by J. Roberts
Date: 1797 / 1915 (reprinted) New York
Dimensions: 8.25 x 12.75 inches (21 x 32.4 cm)
The original 1797 version of this map is extremely rare and considered unobtainable. It is one of the earliest maps of New York City to have been published. This early 20th century reprint is one of the only ways to obtain an example of the original map as an antique map as it is over one hundred years old.
The Taylor-Roberts plan is the second highly detailed large scale map of New York City published after the American Revolution, following by one year Peter Maverick's plan of circa 1796. The Taylor-Roberts is a considerable step forward, showing important developments of the time, in particular the rapid development to the north and east, the Stuyvesant family lands, all to the north of Grand Street. This development is especially obvious when compared with Major Holland’s map of 1776. Wharfs and shipping companies are depicted and named and a portion of Brooklyn is included.
One of the most accurate and beautiful engraved plans of the city, and particularly interesting on account of its tiny bird's-eye views of some of the most important buildings, as well as for the clear idea which it gives of the country lying along the East River in the vicinity of Crown Point (citing Ristow, 247-249).
Condition: This folding map, a reprint of one of the earliest maps of New York City, is in A condition with no tears or holes and full margins.
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