Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows.
BORNET, John. Panorama of the Harbor of New York, Staten Island and the Narrows. New York. 1854. Large color lithograph, approximately 26_ x 37_ inches. Matted and framed. Very good. Large bird's-eye view of New York City with Staten Island and the Narrows in the foreground. "Bornet's harbor view features Manhattan (upper right) and Staten Island marking the city's Atlantic gateway. A line of ships entering and leaving via the Narrows indicates the city's connection to the rest of the world, which provided commerce vital to the city's economic and cultural well-being. The majority of immigrants also passed through the Narrows on the final leg of the journey that brought them to New York" - Symmes. A handsome image of New York in the mid-19th century, printed in color. REPS 2352. SYMMES, IMPRESSIONS OF NEW YORK 50.