Item #1003542 Green-Wood Cemetery 1882. MAPS.
Green-Wood Cemetery 1882

Green-Wood Cemetery 1882

Brooklyn: Green-Wood Cemetery, 1882. Lithographed map, measuring 23.75 x 15.75 inches unfolded, housed in original mauve pictorial cloth boards, stamped and lettered in gilt, measuring 6.75 x 4.75 inches. Three-panel folding list of cemetery sites tipped to front pastedown. Ink ownership signature of “Beulah Wright / Rome / N.Y.” Light occasional spotting, short tear to map at fold.

Nineteenth-century walking guide to Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, founded in 1838, one of the first planned green spaces in New York City. The gilt-stamped upper board depicts the landmark brownstone Gothic Revival gate at the main entrance to the cemetery. “Objects of Special Interest” include the Firemen’s Monument, the Civil War Soldiers’ Monument, and the Brooklyn Theatre Fire Monument, as well as the tombs of prominent New Yorkers, among them governor DeWitt Clinton, publisher Horace Greeley, and Broadway impresario William “Billy” Niblo, who hosted parties at his Green-Wood mausoleum before he died. Although the lithographer is not credited, this is a variant of the Snyder & Black Green-Wood map, in continual use since the 1850s. A near-fine example, in splendid mauve cloth boards.

Price: $500.00

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