New York – 1880


Places of amusement across late 19th century Manhattan.

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This uncommon black-and-white street map of New York was engraved by the Moss Engraving Company for inclusion in George E. Waring’s Report on the Social Statistics of Cities, published by the U.S. Census Office in 1886. Theaters, Halls, and Concerts/Beer Gardens are identified across Manhattan, shaded according to the legend in the upper left.

According to an 1879 atlas of the city available for viewing at the Rumsey Map Collection, the large building on the corner of Avenue A and 61st St. is the Jones Woods Coliseum. Further north, at 126th, is Harlem Park. An interesting snapshot of various places of amusement across the city.

Source: David Rumsey Map Collection

Map Details

Publication Date: 1886

Author: Moss Engraving Company

Sheet Width (in): 34

Sheet Height (in): 11.5

Condition: A-

Condition Description: Minor toning around the outer edges of the sheet and along the four vertical folds (as issued). Uneven right edge where previously bound. Very good overall.


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