Bird's Eye View of New York and Environs - 1865


Bird's eye view of New York and environs, perspective map not drawn to scale, by John Bachmann, 1865. Below, enlargement of the Lower Manhattan part, with additional text. Published by Kimmel & Forster NY. Source: Library of Congress Geography and Map Division.


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Large view of the City of New York City, 1865, printed in color, with and the Battery in the foreground and center, and Brooklyn to the East.

John Bachmann (1814-1896) was born in Switzerland and arrived in New York in 1848. He was known as a talented and competent artist. Bachmann's prints were among the first major bird's eye views in the United States. He published a series of bird's-eye views of US cities, including Boston, New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans and Washington, D.C.

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