It looks pretty good. The type is perhaps a little too perfect. The face used for point of interest does seem anachronistic; too informal. They would have used a grotesk.
Presumably the production method was wax engraving, so there are names that would have been moved a little rather than interrupting the feature lines: Watford, Cannonbury, Upland, Red Biddy, Pepper Ridge
It bothers me that the streets of Hawthorn and Newgrave just wander into the countryside and then end. That seldom happens. Streets generally end at other streets, or consolidate into the few cross-country roads.
Why didn’t the railroad cross the Hudson at its narrowest point in Newgrave? Bridges were expensive compared to regrading a hill. Does the New York & Western just run from Hawthorn to Ealing and back? Why no railroad along the west bank of the Hudson?
The road up Primrose Hill crosses the contours at right angles. No 18th century teamster would ever have urged his oxen straight up the hill like that. I can’t tell what happens with the zigzag road recrossing the railroad on the hill’s northeast shoulder. I’m also a little unclear how there’s a fen in between the saddle of Primrose Hill. What kept it from draining away? The road south of Preston is awfully twisty for swampy lowlands.
What are the counties on the east side of the Hudson?
The scale seems way off. Lake Droplet is three miles across! The Indian Burial Ground is 14 miles from end to end? And it’s 42 miles between small hamlets along the Hudson, hamlets established when 20 miles was a day’s journey. October County is 124 miles across, making a long trip to the court house. I doubt the Dutch would have called a watercourse two miles wide a Kill. Oh, what’s the name of the stream that runs past Cannonbury and Willow Falls?
In 1917, the Newgrave Aerodrome wouldn’t have had defined runways. It would have merely been a flat field, and pilots would have taken off into the wind. And how did St. John’s Church end up out in the country instead of in the middle of town?
Fort Chitty should probably say “Restricted Entry” instead of “Entrance Forbidden.” The boundaries are also a bit odd, following neither roads nor county lines.
The prices are a nice touch, though no publisher of this era would have included the date, making all his inventory out-of-date 12 months later. An address of this era would always abbreviate N.Y. rather than NY and would more likely be something like Curtis & Co., Publishers, The Hoagland Block, Ravencliff, N.Y.