The Historical Atlas of New York City

The Historical Atlas of New York City

A Visual Celebration of 400 Years of New York City's History

Book - 2005 | Revised and updated.
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A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new
second edition

The Historical Atlas of New York City , second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

Publisher: New York : H. Holt and Co., 2005.
Edition: Revised and updated.
ISBN: 9780805078428
Branch Call Number: 974.71 HOM
Characteristics: 192 pages :,illustrations, maps


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Dec 02, 2011

I own a copy of this particular edition, and would recommend either this or the later revision for anyone interested in reading up on the NYC region's history.

I'd also be interested in any material available on the other four boroughs being added to the OPL circulating collection, seeing as this one has such a specific focus on Manhattan.

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