Birdseye View of New York and Environs (1866)

John Bachmann's birdseye map of New York and Environs in 1866.
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Birdseye View of New York and Environs – Bachmann
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Date: 1866
Author: John Bachmann
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This map isn't part of any series, but we have other New York City maps that you might want to check out.

This view of Manhattan from the south with Battery Park [gmap] in the foreground is by John Bachmann

His wikipedia page mentions that he's ”perhaps best known for his birdseye views” -- and that may be true -- but I'm here to tell you that most of his birdseyes can't hold a candle to some of the other men on this site (none of whom have a Wikipedia page written about them yet, by the way). Yes indeed, Most of Bachmann's birdseyes were amateurish. This one, however, is not. It's pretty gorgeous.

For more maps and images from this period in the region's history, visit the New York Historical Society.



Birdseye View of New York and Environs – Bachmann image