This is a magnificent and somewhat rare colored map of the earliest plans for New York City. Some believe this is actually a Dutch plan, then later adapted by the British. Needless to say "Duke's Plan" in its original form resides in the British Library. This is a 1859 remake of that map.
1859 version of 1664 New York City Plan
The "Duke's Plan" A Description of the Towne of Mannados or New Amsterdam as it was in September 1661 . . . Anno Domini 1664
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Anonymous, 1859 c. version of 1664 map; New York
27 x 22 in. plus margins
Very good overall. Magnificent coloring. Some age toning in margins related to previouly being framed.