An uncommon 1862 map of Brooklyn, New York, by Matthew Dripps. Presented on a north-south ain xis, which for Brooklyn was uncommon at the time, this map covers form Newtown Creek to New Utrecht and from Manhattan to East New York. Brooklyn at the time consisted only of the area colorized here. Flatbush, New Utrecht, and other communities had yet to be consolidated into Brooklyn. The map identifies streets, parks, important buildings, rail lines, ferries, and city wards. There are depth soundings in the East River, Gowanus Bay, and New York Harbor. It is of note that Prospect Park, while appearing on this map, was at this time still in its planning stages and was not yet under construction. Issued by Matthew Drips in 1862.