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In Old New York

In Old New York

By: Thomas A. Janvier

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This charming account of Manhattan's history extends from the arrival of Dutch colonists in the early 1600s through the late nineteenth century. Intriguing details, dozens of illustrations and maps, and historian Thomas A. Janvier's wry sense of humor combine for a vivid portrait of the metropolis in its early years.
Sketches, diary excerpts, and scenes from daily life recapture some of the city's long-vanished features. Ranging all over the island, the survey explores the farms and waterways of Greenwich Village, the Battery's fortifications, and shacks, barns, and mansions of the Upper East and West sides. Thirteen maps chronicle the city's expansion, and etchings, line drawings, and other images depict Fort Amsterdam, Chelsea's gates and doorways, and other public and private buildings. Written in an engaging, easy-to-read style, this fascinating book will enchant history buffs, students of urban planning and architecture, and all lovers of New York stories.

Reprint of the Harper & Brothers, Publishers, New York and London, 1894.
AvailabilityUsually ships in 24 to 48 hours
ISBN 100486791262
ISBN 139780486791265
Author/EditorThomas A. Janvier
FormatBook
Page Count320
Dimensions5 1/2 x 8 1/2

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