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Historical map published in 1944 showing the colonial townships of Kings County, Brooklyn: Brooklyn, Bushwick, New Lots, New Utrecth, Flatlands, Flatbush, Williamsburgh and Gravesend. Old Dutch roads and streets present at the time of publication are shown. Illustrations of historic buildings appear throughout, with those still standing at the time of publication indicated.
A decorative border displays scenes from Brooklyn's development, including horse-drawn carriages and trolleys. The evolution of the steam powered train appears from 1829 to 1860 in the lower border. A chart of historical data in the top center gives the year of settlement of each village and the year in which each became a city.