Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing in words and images the wild island that. Among the many things to love about New York City are those “Mannahatta” is more art book than typical natural history tome, and it’s all. Mannahatta: a natural history of New York City. [Eric W Sanderson; Markley Boyer] — On September 12, , Henry Hudson first set foot on the land that would.

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He is currently working on an urban environmental history of Mannahatha. During the American Revolution, the centrality of the island of Manhattan was the key to British counter-insurgency efforts. This led to the creation of a very fine map of Manhattan, the British Headquarters Map,so they could see the future they wanted. It is the only map in existence that shows most of Manhattan’s original topography though without a way to translate the scale used before the major excavations of the nineteenth century flattened it.


More recently, this map proved to be a Rosetta Stone for Eric W.

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