1 of 360 copies printed on English handmade paper.
I.N. Phelps Stokes, F.C. Wieder - the Iconography of Manhattan Island 1498-1909, volume 2 - New York, Robert Dodd, 1916 - xxxii, ii, 348 + ca. 200 pp. (single-aided full-page illustrations) - original paper cover - 29 x 21 cm.
Condition: good + some foxing on the cover and flyleaves, the text block is almost completely clean.
A self-contained volume. Divided into 7 chapters, including the discovery and earliest (Hudson) cartography of Manhattan Island and the surrounding area. Earliest Dutch explorations and studies, first maps. Also documentation and cartography by the first Spanish, Portuguese, French and Germans.
Stokes was ‘hopelessly addicted to the illusionistic glamour of the most exciting city in the world; He knew its beauty and its squalor’--New York Times
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