The Old Print Shop

Glen Cove. Town of Oyster Bay, Queens Co.

  • ARTIST: F. W. Beers

  • PUBLISHER: Published by Beers, Comstock & Cline, New York.

  • MEDIUM: Hand colored engraving.

    DATE: 1873.

  • EDITION SIZE: Paper size 15 1/2 x 30 1/4" (34.6 x 76.9 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: A detailed and nicely colored map from "Atlas of Long Island, New York. From recent and actual surveys and records." Many land owners names are given. A large view of the town including Glen Cove Business Notices. It was originally called Musketa Cove, meaning 'place of rushes', until concern was voiced that outisders were confusing the name with 'mosquito' and consequently not visiting, and so the name was changed to Glen Cove as part of an effort to boost tourism.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save for paper folds in lower right corner and some mild toning.