• The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History See large image

    The Historical Atlas of New York City: A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History (Paperback) By (author) Eric Homberger

    $19.41 - Save $9.77 33% off - RRP $29.18 Free delivery worldwide Available
    Dispatched in 1 business day
    When will my order arrive?
    Add to basket | Add to wishlist |

    DescriptionThe Historical Atlas of New York City, second edition, takes us, neighbourhood by neighbourhood, 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-colour maps, charts, photographs, drawings, and mini-essays of this encyclopaedic 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 of The Historical Atlas of New York City provides a vivid and unique perspective on the nation's cultural capital.

Other books

Other people who viewed this bought | Other books in this category
Showing items 1 to 10 of 10


Reviews | Bibliographic data
  • Full bibliographic data for The Historical Atlas of New York City

    The Historical Atlas of New York City
    A Visual Celebration of Nearly 400 Years of New York City's History
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Eric Homberger
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 208 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 771 g
    ISBN 13: 9780805078428
    ISBN 10: 0805078428

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.4
    Ingram Subject Code: RB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBBEY
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, WQH
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-RB
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
    LC classification: G
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/NEWYRK
    Abridged Dewey: 912
    B&T General Subject: 141
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 54
    BISAC V2.8: REF002000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036010
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: E6
    Ingram Theme: LOCL/NYNEWY
    DC22: 974.71
    B&T Approval Code: A19172400, A14625400
    BISAC V2.8: HIS036080
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1KBBEY
    DC22: 974.1
    BISAC region code:
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHK, WQH, RGX
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1KBB-US-NA
    2, New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Illustrations note
    160 b&w photographs, 95 colour photographs, 90 maps & 10 charts
    Henry Holt & Company Inc
    Imprint name
    Owl Books,U.S.
    Publication date
    29 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "A beautifully produced reference work . . . here, in maps, drawings, photographs, and illuminating text, are the five little boroughs and how they grew."-E. L. Doctorow "A treasure of a book. The historical notes are sharp, full, and often surprising. The graphics are fresh, colorful, and give one a new sense of New York, the world city in its everlasting drama." -Alfred Kazin