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

Author/Creator:
Holloway, Marguerite.
Publication:
New York : W.W. Norton & Co., c2013.
Format/Description:
Book
x, 372 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Randel, John.
Randel, John -- Influence.
Surveyors -- United States -- Biography.
Manhattan (New York, N.Y.) -- History -- 19th century.
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.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 329-352) and index.
ISBN:
9780393071252 (hbk.)
0393071251 (hbk.)
OCLC:
783163517