|Description: We offer a lithographed map of Brooklyn printed by the Brooklyn Daily Eagle in 1898. It is 24 ½” x 20 ¼” on ivory wove paper, printed after the annexation (or consolidation, depending on which side of the river you lived on) of Brooklyn into the Greater City of New York. Initially the Daily Eagle opposed the annexation, perhaps this is why "of the Borough of" is the smallest text in the title, a little text block graphic design dissent. Item #PR00265.
The map’s coverage includes Brooklyn, Long Island, New York, Kings County, Manhattan, Governor's Island, Flatbush, East Williamsburg, Middle Village, Glendale, Queens, Flatlands, Canarsie, Gravesend, Parkville, Windsor Terrace, Newtown, South Greenfield, Unionville, Bath Beach, Fort Hamilton, Bay Ridge, Coney Island, New Jersey, Liberty Island, Ellis
Condition: There are two small spots of paper loss along the fold line near the title. There are also several folds that have partial reinforcement with archival tissue/tape and a 6" toned line at one fold. Overall the map is in good condition and quite presentable, with vivid coloring.