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Map of Harlem Heights and Plain, 1814.


  • PUBLISHER: Published in D. T. Valentine's Manual.

  • MEDIUM: Engraving,

    DATE: 1856

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 16 1/2 x 11 1/8" ( 419 x 282 mm)

  • DESCRIPTION: This detailed facsimile of an 1814 Harlem map, originally created by G. Hayward and later reproduced for D.T. Valentine‚Äôs Manual in 1856, captures the strategic fortifications during the War of 1812 aimed at thwarting British advances. Stretching from the Hudson River to the confluence of the Harlem and East Rivers, the map features a predominantly rural setting highlighted by the villages of Manhattanville and Harlem. Oriented with north to the upper left, it includes a labeled index of significant sites such as the Stone Tower at Hallet's Point, Fort Stevens, and fortifications at McGowans Pass, vividly depicting Harlem's historical landscape during a critical era.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: The piece is in an archival mylar for handling.

  • CONDITION: Good condition and margins.


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