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The Historical Atlas Of New York City: A Visual Celebration Of 400 Years Of New York City's History (Paperback)

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ITEM#: 3317674

Eric Homberger is the author of Mrs. Astor's New York and Scenes from the Life of a City. An American by birth, he is a professor of American studies at the University of East Anglia.

Alice Hudson is curator of the Map Division of the New York Public Library.

A New York Public Library Outstanding Reference Book

The rich and eminently browsable visual guide to the history of New York, in an all-new
second edition

The Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighborhood by neighborhood, through four hundred years of Gotham's rich past, describing such crucial events as the city's initial settlement of 270 people in thirty log houses; John Jacob Astor's meteoric rise from humble fur trader to the richest, most powerful man in the city; and the fascinating ethnic mixture that is modern Queens. The full-color maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopedic volume also trace the historical development and cultural relevance of such iconic New York thoroughfares as Fifth Avenue, Wall Street, Park Avenue, and Broadway. This thoroughly updated edition brings the Atlas up to the present, including three all-new two-page spreads on Rudolph Giuliani's New York, the revival of Forty-second Street, and the rebuilding of Ground Zero.

A fascinating chronicle of the life of a metropolis, the handsome second edition ofThe Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

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ISBN 9780805078428
Genre REFERENCE / Atlases & Gazetteers
Format Paperback
Pages 192
Publisher Date 2005-07-01 00:00:00.0
Publisher Henry Holt & Co
Copyright Year 2005
Height 11.0 in
Wdth 8.25 in
Thickness 0.75 in
Unit weight 1.6 lb
Language English
Subtitle A Visual Celebration Of 400 Years Of New York City's History
Edition Detail Revised, Updated
Audience General/trade
Authors Homberger, Eric
Dimensions 9.0x6.45x0.75

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