Manhattan in maps, 1527-1995 /
Paul E. Cohen and Robert T. Augustyn.
New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1997.
1 atlas (164 p.) : ill.(some col.), maps (some col.) ; 28 cm.
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New York : Rizzoli International Publications, 1997.
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Explores the urban and social history of Manhattan through rare maps and essays.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 161) and index.
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This item was nominated for the following awards:
New York City Book Awards, USA, 1997 : Won
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The first book to tell the urban and social history of the world's first modern city through maps--from crude woodblock engravings depicting Verrazano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the 16th century to the latest satellite photographs of the island of Manhattan. These rare and mostly never-before-published maps span four centuries. 64 color illustrations.
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"...the city's first atlas of historical maps...destined to have a profound and positive influence on twenty-first-century New York."--from the foreword by Tony Hiss This lavishly illustrated volume explores New York's urban and social history through rare and beautiful maps of the city produced during the past four hundred years and collected from archives and libraries throughout the world. From a crude woodblock engraving depicting Giovanni da Verrazano's first glimpse of New York Harbor in the sixteenth century to the latest satellite photograph of Manhattan, these important documents offer an unprecedented "avenue to New York's past," as the authors write in their preface-- a fascinating collective portrait of the evolution of America's oldest major city. Many of the 65 color plates reproduced here have never been published before, and each is accompanied by an engaging essay on the changing physical and social contours of New York as revealed in the map's details and provenance. Opening with a chapter on the discovery of New York Harbor as depicted in sixteenth-century Italian maps, the book explores the bustling Dutch trading outpost of New Amsterdam (the original name for New York), the city as a British colony in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the rise of New York as a port city in the eighteenth century, the Revolutionary War period, and the development of the Manhattan grid, public squares, and parks in the nineteenth century. The city's myriad "worlds within a world" are shown in unusual maps of such diverse subjects as ethnic neighborhoods, midtown vice, and the subway system. Each entry cites the map's date of creation and publication, cartographer, medium, and the institution or private collection where the map is archived. A bibliography and complete index are also included, making this book an indispensable resource for all those interested in New York history, urban history, and antiquarian maps.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. 8
Prefacep. 9
Forewordp. 13
The Lost First Map: The Maggiolo Mapp. 16
Manhattan Found and Lost: The Gastaldi Mapp. 18
Hudson Rediscovers Manhattan: The Velasco Mapp. 20
The Invention of New Netherlands: Block's Map of the Northeastp. 22
Early Reconnaissance: The Minuit Chartp. 24
Spreading the News of New Amsterdam: The De Laet-Gerritsz Mapp. 26
Metropolis in Embryo: The Manatus Mapp. 28
The Colony in Crisis: The Jansson-Visscher Mapp. 32
New Lisbon: The Jollain Viewp. 34
New Amsterdamers in New Jersey: The Goos Chartp. 36
The Brave Place: The Castello plan; Adams-Stokes's Redrawing of the Castello Plan, 1916p. 38
The Fall of New Amsterdam: The Duke's Planp. 42
The English Survey their Prize: The Nicolls Mapp. 44
Dutch Again: The Allard Mapp. 46
The English Domain: The Thornton-Morden-Lea Mapp. 48
Cartographic Illusion: Fortress New York: The Franquelin Planp. 50
Expansion Under English Rule: The Miller Planp. 52
From Town to City: The Lyne-Bradford Planp. 54
All But Lost: The Carwitham Plan and Chartp. 57
A Citizen's Map: Mrs. Buchnerd's Planp. 60
Mapping from Memory: The Grim Planp. 62
Early Planned Growth: The Maerschalck Planp. 64
Charting the Harbor: The Tiddeman Map, The DesBarres Map, The DesBarres Recognition Viewsp. 66
Clandestine Cartography: The Montresor Planp. 70
A Military Survey Becomes a Masterpiece: The Ratzen Plan, The Ratzer Mapp. 73
Victory in Retreat: The Faden Campaign Mapp. 78
Conflagration: The Holland Mapp. 82
Manhattan's Original Topography Preserved on Paper: The British Headquarters Mapp. 84
Diminished by War: The Hills Planp. 88
Capital Recovery: The Directory Plan of 1789p. 90
A Preliminary Plan for Growth: The Taylor-Roberts Planp. 94
Fanciful Projection of the Future: The Mangin-Goerck Plan, The Bridges Planp. 96
The Modern City Grid: The Commissioners' Plan, Bridge's Adaptation of the Commissioners' Planp. 100
A Better Comprehensive Plan: The New Commissioners' Plan of 1814, The Final Commissioners' Plan of 1821p. 106
The Randel Survey: Randel Farm Map No. 27p. 110
Surveying the Waterfront: Ewen's Map of Battery Parkp. 112
Postwar Growth: The Goodrich Mapp. 114
Fire Amid Prosperity: The Firemen's Guidep. 116
Croton Water Reaches the City: Map of the Croton Water Pipes with the Stop Cocksp. 118
The Old Juxtaposed with the New: Colton's Topographical Mapp. 120
Charting the Bay and Harbor with Advanced Methods: The Hassler Mapp. 122
Real-Estate Interests Drive Cartography: Dripps I, Dripps IIp. 124
Insurance Company Surveys: The Perris Mapsp. 128
Central Park: Viele's Drainage Plan, Olmsted-Vaux's "Greensward"p. 130
Watery Foundations to Growth: Viele's Water Mapp. 134
The Nation's Business Center: Lloyd's Mammoth Mapp. 140
Uniting Brooklyn and Manhattan: The Galt-Hoy Mapp. 142
The Promise of Greater New York City: The Risse Mapp. 144
Rapid Transit Under Ground: Tiffany Map of the IRT, Tauranac's New York Traveler Subway Mapp. 148
The "Red Scare": The Lusk Committee Mapp. 150
City of Skyscrapers: The Bollmann Mapp. 152
Times Square Cleanup: The Midtown Vice Mapp. 154
Aviation in the Service of Cartography: Aerial Survey of Manhattan Island, SPOT Metro View of Manhattanp. 156
Selected Bibliographyp. 161
Indexp. 162
Illustration Creditsp. 164
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