|Colton's Map of Kentucky (1873)|
The Bowery Boys, to see what they knew about the cartographers or their locale in the early 1870s? So far, I got nothing. But a study of their website does reveal a picture from 1859 of William Street, which today runs from the foot of Brooklyn Bridge near Pace University downtown to Broad Street. 172 William, near the intersection with Beeker, is now predominated by Downtown Hospital. Here's what it looked like a few years before the Coltons published by map from two blocks uptown:
|NYC: William Street from Frankfort (via Bowery Boys)|
G.W. and C.B. It looks like the two sons published the map which is seemingly unique. There are many Colton maps spanning multiple decades which combine Kentucky and Tennessee, but I'm not finding one of just Kentucky. Truly unique, at least per the University of Alabama's historic map collection.
Do you have any information about this map?