Plan of New York City from the Battery to Spuyten Duyvil Creek:; showing every lot and building thereon old farm lines, street numbers at the corners of blocks, railroads, steamboat landings, bulkhead and pier lines, etc. etc. etc.
Price: 12,500.00 USD
New York: Matthew Dripps, 1868. Atlas of 19 maps. Numbered 1 through 20 with no plate 2 as in the British Library edition 004899427. All maps hand colored except plate 3. Folio, 3/4 leather with brown cloth boards and guilt lettered label. Ink inscription and date on first fly leaf. Repairs to title page. Publishers label pasted on title page. Scuffs and stains to cover with re-backed spine. New York: J. F. Harrison, 1868. Second Edition. Very good (+). Scarce. This rare atlas was published as "Plan of New York City from the Battery to Spuyten Duyvil Creek," an 1867 publication of real estate maps by Mathew Dripps. The 19 maps cover the entirety of Manhattan Island and also include one map of Brooklyn Heights, which extends from the East River east to Jay Street and south to Atlantic Ave. This massive wealth of detail corresponds to Dripps' attempt to provide information for city businessmen, such as those in the real-estate and insurance industries. In service of this need, Dripps' maps provide block dimensions, building configurations, and street widths, all in remarkable detail. On the sheets depicting more rural, northern sections of the city, the street grid is accompanied by the names of estates and landholders. The title page lists information about the measurements of streets and avenues. Mathew Dripps was from Ireland. He became a prominent map publisher based in lower Manhattan and is remembered most for his maps of New York City. Second. very good(+).