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Research Article

Nueva York, 1783-1811: el nacimiento de una metrópolis

Ana del Cid Mendoza    Universidad de Granada    



This essay reviews and connects different events, urban constructions and historical cartographies concerning New York in the chronological framework defined by 1783, the year of the signing of the Treaty of Paris – ending the American Revolutionary War –, and 1811, when the Commissioners’ Plan established the urban planning model to make the city a metropolis on a par with the great European capitals. During this brief but intense period – not as studied as it is sometimes thought – the material and immaterial (the physical and identity) foundations of the current New York were laid. This work focuses on the active and important contribution that two disciplines, architecture and cartography, made to the mentioned process.

Keywords: New York. USA. 18th century. Urban history. Urban imagery. Cartography. Architecture. Directory. Map. Reconstruction.

Language: es

Submitted: Aug. 1, 2020   Accepted: Sept. 14, 2020   Published: Dec. 10, 2020  

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/MDCCC/2280-8841/2020/01/007

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