Colton’s Topographical Map of New York (1836)

Topographical Map Of The City and County Of New - York

Colton's Topographical Map Of The City and County Of New York (1836)
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Date: 1836
Author: J H Colton
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Source: Rumsey Map Collection
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other maps of New York City that you might want to check out.

Most striking to anyone familiar with modern-day Manhattan [gmap] (past the vast stretches of undeveloped land depicted in this 1830s envisioning of the island) might be the topography. Before y'all had one of the densest, greatest cities on earth, you had a verdant, topologically prominent island of bluffs and trees.

Map is by Longmeadow, Mass' most famous cartographer J.H. Colton.

For more map resources and imagery from this period in New York City's history, check out the New York Historical Society's website.



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