COLTON, George W. (1827-1901) & Charles B. (1832-1916)
Colton's New Map of Long Island
New York: Colton & Co., 1882. Engraved map, with full period color, on two sheets, that if joined would measure 30 x 62¼ inches, gilt-stamped brown cloth covers, expertly repaired, in very good condition.
An excellent nineteenth-century map of Long Island
With a large inset of "Brooklyn, New York, Jersey City, Hoboken, etc." This is probably the largest commercially published map of Long Island to date, which indicates the increasing population and importance of Long Island. Development in the eighteen years since the publication of the 1865 map has been dramatic. Explosive growth can be seen throughout Queens, especially in Jamaica and Garden City. Railroads now crisscross the island, with the Brooklyn & Montauk Railroad extending along its southern coast as far as Sag Harbor. The map was evidently first introduced in 1873. Rumsey (167) lists a later 1888 edition. Not in Phillips.