Matthew Dripps

Artist's Biography

Map of the City of New York.

Stone engraving c. 1880.
Sheet size, 28 1/8 x22" (71.5 x 55.8 cm)
Overall in very good condition save for some splitting along fold intersections. Original hand coloring.
LOCATION: New York City

Inventory Number: 97841
Price: $750.00
Publisher : Published by M. Dripps, 111 Fulton Street. N.Y.
Title continues: With street directory showing house-numbers, hotels, churches, banks, theatres, ferries, house-car, steam and elevated R.R'ds, &c

The map gives quite a bit of information to the traveler who is not familiar with the city. The key gives a street directory and a listing for hotels, banks, theaters, railroads, churches and horse car routes. The wharfs on the East and Hudson Rivers are identified as to what line they belong to. Ferries and their routes are shown with a dotted line. The Brooklyn Bridge is simply identified as “Suspension Bridge” which aids with the approximate dating of the map and it is before it officially acquired its name. A small key gives the dimensions of the “East River Bridge” which again is before the official naming. Depths are given in the East River. Bound into original hard covers.