ENSIGN & THAYER'S 1849 HAND-COLORED MAP OF NEW YORK CITY
ENSIGN & THAYER. A Map of the City and County of New York, with the Adjacent Cities of Brooklyn and Jersey City, and the Village of Williamsburg. New York: Ensign & Thayer, 1849. 16mo, original cloth, pp. 28, ; folding map within unfolds to 17 by 20 inches. $750.
First edition of this lovely, large, and uncommon folding map of pre-Civil War New York City, finely hand-colored in outline, published by Ensign & Thayer.
This large folding map shows what is now lower Manhattan in detail, as well as Brooklyn and Williamsburg, with Jersey City and upper Manhattan in inset cartouches. Includes a printed street directory.
A bit of archival reinforcement along a few folds on verso; map quite clean, coloring bright. Cloth with expertly restored original binding.