Updated: 2 days ago
We are very excited to have uncovered an important map of ‘Long Island with the Evirons of New York and the Southern part of Connecticut’.
The map represents something of a diversion for the Heritage Charts collection inasmuch as it is far more recent than most of the maps, charts and plans we specialize in. It is not especially hydrographic, nor is it military in nature but it is still hugely interesting and it represents an important slice of American heritage.
What makes the map especially rare and important, quite apart from the fantastic quality of image, is the date; The orinal of this map was produced in 1836. Not only is that 25 years prior to the outbreak of the American Civil War in 1861 but it is a very early edition of a map produced by J.H.Colton the famous NY publisher.
It predates all editions of the same map currently held by The New York Public Library..
…and a mulitutude Antiquarian Map dealers… none of whom get a link here, but feel free to type any of the info presented in these title pages into your browser. Do of course note the date – 1836, quality of the images you see, as well as the price of an original.. And you’re still unlikely to find one to match ours.
The map was originally produced and published on 4 seperate sheets which we have stitched together to make up the whole image. Perhaps the most stiking aspect of the map is the picture and detail the map offers of the development of an industrial network and city planning we can recognize today along with the infrastructure – roads, bridges, railways etc – upon which this area is now built.
More detail on this map will be released shortly when it is posted on the main Heritage Charts web-site at www.heritagecharts.com