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J. Calvin Smith, MAP OF LONG ISLAND with the ENVIRONS OF NEW-YORK AND THE SOUTHERN PART OF CONNECTICUT, COMPILED FROM Various Surveys & Documents. New York: J.H. Colton & Co., 1856.

Smith and Colton’s spectacular map of Long Island

The largest, most significant, and most attractive map of Long Island, New York to be issued in the 19th century.  Embracing the entirety of Long Island, the map also takes in the Long Island Sound, New York City and adjacent New York counties, southern Connecticut and northeastern New Jersey. Topography is indicated by hachuring, residences […]

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1866 Colton Stream of Time

Unrecorded Civil War-era edition of Colton’s Stream of Time

An unrecorded Civil War-era edition of the Stream of Time, an extraordinary chronological chart employing intermingling stream systems as an extended metaphor for the flow of time.  The chart commences with 11 streams emanating from storm clouds at the top, most representing a nation or people such as “Greeks,” “Jews,” “Egyptians,” or “Chinese.” The streams […]

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