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Part of Flushing. Town of Flushing, 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 32 3/8" (346 x 820 mm).

  • 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. Flushing was originally settled under charter of the Dutch West India Company in 1645, named after the company's main port city Vlissingen, in the southwestern Netherlands. 'It is said that Vlissingen' means 'salt meadow' and the name was given as a reference to the tidal waters around Flushing Meadows. Flushing was the site of North America's first commercial tree nurseries, and supplied trees to the Greenswald project, which is now Central Park in Manhattan.


  • CONDITION: Good condition and color save for some toning of margins.