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Vintage Map of the Month: Brooklyn, 1827

From the Brooklyn Historical Society:

This month’s featured map is a reproduction of Hooker’s Map of the Village of Brooklyn in the Year 1827. The reproduction was made in 1861 for Brooklyn reporter Henry McCloskey’s Manual of the Corporation. Hooker’s map is one of the earliest detailed maps of Brooklyn, showing wards, churches, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, the marshlands of Gowanus, and even Andre Parmentier’s Garden, one of Brooklyn’s earliest botanical gardens.

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