Original 1895 Elevated Railroad Streetcar Map BROOKLYN New York City Flatbush

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  • Sold Date: Jun 18, 2016
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Original 1895 Elevated Railroad Streetcar Map BROOKLYN New York City Flatbush

Handsome original antique lithographed 1895 transportation map of the main portion of Brooklyn, printed more than 120 years ago.
The map shows streetcar lines, elevated railroads, and ferry crossings on the East River. The coverage area extends from North 2nd Street to Greenwood Cemetery, including Gowanus Bay, the U.S. Navy Yard, a small corner of Newtown, and part of Flatbush.
Among the named places and features are the Brookyn Bridge, Bushwick Depot of the Long Island Railroad, Prospect Park, Memorial Arch, Buttermilk Channel, India Wharf, Jail, and the Brooklyn & Brighton Beach Railroad.
The map was published by Rand McNally and is dated 1895 in the lower corner. The image area measures 23.4 x 31.7 cm [9¼" x 12½"]. There's an index to streets and points of interest in the margins at top and bottom.
Condition: This map is in very good condition, bright and clean, with no marks, rips, or tears. Please see the scans, which show some of the wonderful detail and the reverse side, and feel free to ask any questions.
On the reverse side there is a map of the southern portion of Manhattan showing railroads, elevated railroads, horse-drawn streetcar lines, and the Broadway Cable Road, as well as ferry crossings steamship piers,
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