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Author Holloway, Marguerite.

Title The measure of Manhattan : the tumultuous career and surprising legacy of John Randel Jr., cartographer, surveyor, inventor / Marguerite Holloway.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2013], ©2013.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    92 RANDEL,J HOL    Available
Edition First edition.
Description x, 372 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-352) and index.
Contents Prologue: Big Rock -- In Which Reuben Skye Rose-Redwood and J.R. Lemuel Morrison Set Out To Find the Imagined City -- In Which John Randel Jr. Affixes the City to the Island -- In Which Rose-Redwood Surveys the 1811 Grid and Morrison Surveys Today's -- In Which Randel Keeps Seeking the Most Eligible Routes -- In Which Mannahatta Lifts Off -- In Which Is Described "The Ingenuity of the New" -- Epilogue: Randel's Rock.
Subject Randel, John. Jr.
Randel, John -- Influence.
Surveyors -- United States -- Biography.
Surveying -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
City planning -- New York (State) -- New York -- History -- 19th century.
Cartographers -- United States -- Biography.
Inventors -- United States -- Biography.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
ISBN 9780393071252 (hardcover)

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