New York and Brooklyn 1875 Classic Aerial Panorama Premium Poster Print (Parsons and Atwater)

New York and Brooklyn 1875 Classic Aerial Panorama Premium Poster Print (Parsons and Atwater)

  • $49.95
Publisher: McGaw Graphics Inc. Printed in USA.
Size: 23" x 32"
Condition: Brand New! Premium-Quality Giclee Poster Print.

SKU: BM-P4160-5P


An absolutely stunning work of wall art for lovers of America's magnificent metropolis - New York, New York! Take a step back in time to a golden age in the history of The Big Apple, the 1870s, when Manhattan and its surrounding boroughs had rapidly become one of the prime centers of world commerce as it emerged into the modern industrial era. This is a breathtaking reproduction of an 1875 Currier & Ives print that now resides in the Library of Congress, which was originally drawn on stone by the mapmakers Parsons & Atwater. The bustling city of the era is brought to life from a bird's-eye perspective, sketched in outline while hovering above in a balloon basket, then completed in studio afterwards with endless detail. With all of Manhattan Island laid out before your eyes from high above Jersey City, you get all the New York and Brooklyn-area geographical and man-made landmarks of the era: All the Jersey and Hoboken marine warehouses in the foreground; Battery Park; Governor's Island; Trinity Church; the largest pre-skyscraper-era buildings (Tribune, Evening Post, Drexel, Metropolitan Hotel); Union Square; Broadway; New York University; Washington Square; Madison Square; the Brooklyn Bridge; Central Park; Harlem; Wards Island; and the rest of Long Island stretching off into the distance. You'll be amazed at how different, yet similar, it all was back then, in that booming post-Civil-War era - the Brooklyn Bridge stands out for its sheer relative enormity; church steeples rise high above the landscape without compare; and the maritime traffic is simply amazing, matching the automotive gridlock of today! Noted for their sharp detail and unique 19th century style, these aerial maps of the era are absolutely beautiful, bringing both class and history to your wall. Complete with original-font titling and landmark labels, you won't believe how amazing this looks! A rare vintage classic for your wall, printed on premium-quality stock with vivid giclee inks published in exclusive short-runs for enhanced desirability. Bring old-school New York alive again! Perfect for home, office, classroom, bar, restaurant, or public facility.

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