1868 New York and Environs Hand-Colored Bird-Eye View by W.C. Rogers

This is a handsome 1868 view of the Island of Manhattan, New York City by W. C. Rogers, entitled New York and Environs. The view depicts the entire island of Manhattan with Hoboken as well as parts of Brooklyn and Queens.

Important buildings, especially churches are depicted with considerable accuracy. The harbor itself is full of sailing ships. The print was prepared for inclusion in the 1868 edition of Joseph Shannon's Manual of The Corporation of the City of New York.

This highly detailed view of the metropolis area is finely hand-colored. It also  shows the extent of New York City and environs, including towns on opposite banks of the rivers.

William C. Rogers (1860-1873) was a New York based lithographer active in the mid to late 19th century. His is best known for his engravings issued in conjunction with Joseph Shannon's Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York. Rogers issued several maps of New York City in the 1860s and 1870s.


View is in good condition. Hand coloring has some fading, as expected with age, but is original. Paper is healthy, with no serious flaws, tears, or foxing present. Unframed Size: 11.5" H x 16.5"W.

The bird's eye view has been artfully and archivally presented in a custom black and gold wooden frame. Framed dimensions: 18 3/4" H x 23" W x 1 1/2" D.

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