Manhattan in Maps, 1556-1990

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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. Size D. 176 pp.
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Overview

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. Size D. 176 pp.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780847820528
  • Publisher: Rizzoli
  • Publication date: 9/1/1997
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 9.59 (w) x 10.93 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 8
Preface 9
Foreword 13
The Lost First Map: The Maggiolo Map 16
Manhattan Found and Lost: The Gastaldi Map 18
Hudson Rediscovers Manhattan: The Velasco Map 20
The Invention of New Netherlands: Block's Map of the Northeast 22
Early Reconnaissance: The Minuit Chart 24
Spreading the News of New Amsterdam: The De Laet-Gerritsz Map 26
Metropolis in Embryo: The Manatus Map 28
The Colony in Crisis: The Jansson-Visscher Map 32
New Lisbon: The Jollain View 34
New Amsterdamers in New Jersey: The Goos Chart 36
The Brave Place: The Castello plan; Adams-Stokes's Redrawing of the Castello Plan, 1916 38
The Fall of New Amsterdam: The Duke's Plan 42
The English Survey their Prize: The Nicolls Map 44
Dutch Again: The Allard Map 46
The English Domain: The Thornton-Morden-Lea Map 48
Cartographic Illusion: Fortress New York: The Franquelin Plan 50
Expansion Under English Rule: The Miller Plan 52
From Town to City: The Lyne-Bradford Plan 54
All But Lost: The Carwitham Plan and Chart 57
A Citizen's Map: Mrs. Buchnerd's Plan 60
Mapping from Memory: The Grim Plan 62
Early Planned Growth: The Maerschalck Plan 64
Charting the Harbor: The Tiddeman Map, The DesBarres Map, The DesBarres Recognition Views 66
Clandestine Cartography: The Montresor Plan 70
A Military Survey Becomes a Masterpiece: The Ratzen Plan, The Ratzer Map 73
Victory in Retreat: The Faden Campaign Map 78
Conflagration: The Holland Map 82
Manhattan's Original Topography Preserved on Paper: The British Headquarters Map 84
Diminished by War: The Hills Plan 88
Capital Recovery: The Directory Plan of 1789 90
A Preliminary Plan for Growth: The Taylor-Roberts Plan 94
Fanciful Projection of the Future: The Mangin-Goerck Plan, The Bridges Plan 96
The Modern City Grid: The Commissioners' Plan, Bridge's Adaptation of the Commissioners' Plan 100
A Better Comprehensive Plan: The New Commissioners' Plan of 1814, The Final Commissioners' Plan of 1821 106
The Randel Survey: Randel Farm Map No. 27 110
Surveying the Waterfront: Ewen's Map of Battery Park 112
Postwar Growth: The Goodrich Map 114
Fire Amid Prosperity: The Firemen's Guide 116
Croton Water Reaches the City: Map of the Croton Water Pipes with the Stop Cocks 118
The Old Juxtaposed with the New: Colton's Topographical Map 120
Charting the Bay and Harbor with Advanced Methods: The Hassler Map 122
Real-Estate Interests Drive Cartography: Dripps I, Dripps II 124
Insurance Company Surveys: The Perris Maps 128
Central Park: Viele's Drainage Plan, Olmsted-Vaux's "Greensward" 130
Watery Foundations to Growth: Viele's Water Map 134
The Nation's Business Center: Lloyd's Mammoth Map 140
Uniting Brooklyn and Manhattan: The Galt-Hoy Map 142
The Promise of Greater New York City: The Risse Map 144
Rapid Transit Under Ground: Tiffany Map of the IRT, Tauranac's New York Traveler Subway Map 148
The "Red Scare": The Lusk Committee Map 150
City of Skyscrapers: The Bollmann Map 152
Times Square Cleanup: The Midtown Vice Map 154
Aviation in the Service of Cartography: Aerial Survey of Manhattan Island, SPOT Metro View of Manhattan 156
Selected Bibliography 161
Index 162
Illustration Credits 164
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