Topographical Map of Long Island, U.S. Geological Survey, 1913

New York: Julius Bien & Co, 1913. Map. Color lithograph. 27 1/2" x 63 7/16" This large scale USGS map of Long Island shows region from the Hudson River to the Block Island Sound. Includes Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, The Bronx, and parts of Staten Island, New Jersey and Connecticut. This map shows all roads and railroads, and relief is shown by contour lines. Flood plains are colored in blue. Map is in very good condition. Folded as issued. Julius Bien (1826-1909) was an American lithographic printer and cartographer based in New York City. During the course of the second half of the 19th century, he produced thousands of maps for both public and private publishers. Some of his most notable commissions were for the U.S. government, including many geological maps that redefined the cartographic visualization of geology. Bien's prolific output and contributions to the development of chromolithography make him one of the most significant map printers of his time. This is a great example of his fine work.

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