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The Mapping of North America

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A scarce panorama of the city during an important period in North America’s history. It is derived from the Thomas Bakewell (fl.1729-49) engraving of the famous William Burgis view and depicts the city between the 1720s and 1740s. Burgis’s view was first published in 1717 and is one of the earliest and most significant views of the city. It was updated as the city grew. Published in the August 1761 issue of the London Magazine the print shows the waterfront on the south side of New York. It depicts a busy port with prominent features numbered. To the right is the stockade which would later become Wall Street. Deak (1988) 77; Eno 18; refer Stokes & Haskell (1933) B-48; Shadwell (1969) nos. 12-15; Worms & Baynton-Williams (2011).

The South Prospect of the City of New York, in North America

London, 1761
165 x 510 mm. With multiple folds as issued.
Stock number: 2519


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