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Object Name Print
Title New York und Umgebend
Catalog Number UNNUMBERED-415
Creator Lexow, R
Date 1867
Material(s) Paper;
Dimensions H-24 W-34 inches
Description This is a bird's eye view of New York City created in 1867. The title is "New York und umgegend" which translates into "New York and Surrounding Area." The image is looking from the battery northward towards Central Park. There are several sailing ships and steam ships in the Hudson River (west side of Manhattan) and docked on both sides of the river. The same is true of the east side of the island. The map has numbers which indicate streets or places. The key to the numbers is listed on either side of the title.
Notes Fine large scale birdseye view of Manhattan shown shortly after the conclusion of the Civil War. This print was commissioned by the "New Yorker Belletristischers Journal" or New York Literary Journal and was intended for their German speaking subscribers.
Collection KHS Museum Collection
Subjects Lithographs
City views
Cityscape prints
Search Terms New York
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS