Goulding's Directory Map of New York City including the Two Recently Annexed Wards, Engraved from the Latest Most Accurate Surveys.
This is a Great Republic exclusive presentation of Goulding's 1875 directory map of New York City and its Burroughs.
This unique folding map features a split view of New York City, with lower Manhattan on the left and upper New York City on the right. Published by Lawrence G. Goulding in 1875, the map is an original hand-colored copper engraving.
Detailed to the street level, this vertical map depicts individual piers, buildings and railroads. The map includes 1-mile radial distances from City Hall. It also labels many of the public buildings on Blackwell's Island (Roosevelt Island) including the decrepit Civil War Hospital that still stands at the southern end of the Island. Both Central Park and Prospect Park are shown in remarkable detail according to the Olmstead Plans.
The right side of the map, which covers Upper New York City, depicts the Bronx down to Harlem. The left side covers Bloomindale and Central Park down to the tip of Manhattan at Battery Park. The Hudson and East River are both shown, but not colored.
The unique frame is made from re-purposed 19th century window framing taken from a razed building in Chicago. The glass has been hand-painted on the surface with the map's title, date and publisher. An exceptional piece of history displayed in a completely unique style. Framed Size: 33 1/8" H x 28 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D