The Iconography Of Manhattan Island 1498 1909

Author: Isaac Newton Phelps Stokes
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 133473450X
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Excerpt from The Iconography of Manhattan Island, 1498-1909: Compiled From Original Sources and Illustrated by Photo-Intaglio Reproductions of Important Maps, Plans, Views, and Documents in Public and Private Collections To have read, or even to have examined cursorily, this great mass of material would have been impossible; notwithstanding the encourage ment offered by the conspicuous example of G. M. Asher, Who tells us that, in the preparation of his Buay on t/ze Dutcfi Boote: and Pamplzlet: relating to new-net/zerland, in one single summer he bestowed at least a searching glance on seven thousand pamphlets in the Royal Library at The Hague, seven thousand in the Thysiana Library at Leyden, and eight thousand at Amsterdam, besides consulting many manuscript and printed authorities, and examining critically many hundred maps. Nat urally, the greater part Of these titles in the Public Library could be put aside at once as relating to subdivisions Of the subject foreign to our par ticular field of investigation, or as being of too specialised a character to be immediately useful. In addition to a careful examination of such well-known sources as R6007'df of New mrterdam, Documentary Hirtory of New York, New York Colonial Documents, Eccleriartical Records, C alendarr of H iotorical M anu Jcript: (datca and Englixlz), journal: of t/ze Arremoly, Laws of New 1 ore, and Minute: of t/ze Common Council, and Of such authorities as Brodhead, o'callaghan, Mrs. Lamb, Mrs. Van Rensselaer, and-riker, every promis ing title was investigated, and several hundred works, both printed and manuscript, were read or carefully scrutinised. The most important of these, as well as a number of newly discovered sources, Will be_ found described in the Bibliography and in the Cartography. These researches, beginning in the New York Public Library, were eventually extended to cover the principal libraries and collections of America, and included the New York Historical Society, the various city departments, the State Library at Albany, the office of the Secretary of State, the Library of Congress, the American Antiquarian Society, the Boston Public Library, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Massachusetts Archives, the Connecticut Historical Society, the Rhode Island Historical Society, the John Carter Brown Library, the New Jersey Historical Society, the New berry Library, of Chicago, the Library Company of Philadelphia, and the Historical Society of Pennsylvania. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

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Washington S Spies

Author: Alexander Rose
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307418707
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Turn: Washington’s Spies, now an original series on AMC Based on remarkable new research, acclaimed historian Alexander Rose brings to life the true story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For the first time, Rose takes us beyond the battlefront and deep into the shadowy underworld of double agents and triple crosses, covert operations and code breaking, and unmasks the courageous, flawed men who inhabited this wilderness of mirrors—including the spymaster at the heart of it all. In the summer of 1778, with the war poised to turn in his favor, General George Washington desperately needed to know where the British would strike next. To that end, he unleashed his secret weapon: an unlikely ring of spies in New York charged with discovering the enemy’s battle plans and military strategy. Washington’s small band included a young Quaker torn between political principle and family loyalty, a swashbuckling sailor addicted to the perils of espionage, a hard-drinking barkeep, a Yale-educated cavalryman and friend of the doomed Nathan Hale, and a peaceful, sickly farmer who begged Washington to let him retire but who always came through in the end. Personally guiding these imperfect everyday heroes was Washington himself. In an era when officers were gentlemen, and gentlemen didn’ t spy, he possessed an extraordinary talent for deception—and proved an adept spymaster. The men he mentored were dubbed the Culper Ring. The British secret service tried to hunt them down, but they escaped by the closest of shaves thanks to their ciphers, dead drops, and invisible ink. Rose’s thrilling narrative tells the unknown story of the Revolution–the murderous intelligence war, gunrunning and kidnapping, defectors and executioners—that has never appeared in the history books. But Washington’s Spies is also a spirited, touching account of friendship and trust, fear and betrayal, amid the dark and silent world of the spy. From the Hardcover edition.

Art And The Empire City

Author: Catherine Hoover Voorsanger
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 9780870999574
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Presented in conjunction with the September 2000 exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum, this volume presents the complex story of the proliferation of the arts in New York and the evolution of an increasingly discerning audience for those arts during the antebellum period. Thirteen essays by noted specialists bring new research and insights to bear on a broad range of subjects that offer both historical and cultural contexts and explore the city's development as a nexus for the marketing and display of art, as well as private collecting; landscape painting viewed against the background of tourism; new departures in sculpture, architecture, and printmaking; the birth of photography; New York as a fashion center; shopping for home decorations; changing styles in furniture; and the evolution of the ceramics, glass, and silver industries. The 300-plus works in the exhibition and comparative material are extensively illustrated in color and bandw. Oversize: 9.25x12.25". Annotation copyrighted by Book News Inc., Portland, OR

Author: Sherman E. Lee
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 0810969084
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Published to accompany an exhibition in New York City from February 1998, arising from collaboration between the Guggenheim Museum and China's Ministry of Culture, this is an exploration of the themes of innovation and transformation during the great eras of Chinese art, from the Neolithic period to the mid-19th century.