Map of New York City, 1897

400,00 DKK

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Map of New York City Issued by the Merchants’ Association of New York. New York: The Merchants’ Association of New York – Colton, G.W. & C.B. 1897. 15 x 17 inches (38.1 x 43.2 cm. )

A  Colton pocket map that covers Manhattan to 109th Street, with parts of Long Island City, Brooklyn and New Jersey. This marketing map was provided compliments of “The Merchants’ Association of New York.” The very large inset at right “Plan of the Northern Portion of the City of New York” extends the main map up to Yonkers on a larger scale. The focus of the map is the extensive street transportation systems which are highlighted in red overprinting. Different line styles are used to delineate the Broadway Cable R.R., Surface Railroads, Elevated Railroads, and Steam Railroads. Railway stations are identified. The Brooklyn Bridge is clearly shown as “Suspension Bridge,” the East River bridge is “under construction” and there is a “Proposed N.Y. & N.J. Bridge” aligned with West 59th Street. Stretching across Blackwell’s Island is another bridge. On the verso is a same sized map “Map of New York City (“Greater New York”).” Folds into printed wrappers (3.5 x 5.5″), titled “Guide Map of New York City issued by The Merchants’ Association of New York.” On the inside and back cover is a long list of hotels with addresses and rates (The Waldorf is $3 per night) and the names of 19 of New York’s leading daily newspapers. With several fold splits and a smalltear to right margin (Rikers Island) but overall well preserved and the colors are not faded. A beautiful very decorative map of New York. Scarce

Map of New York City, 1897

400,00 DKK

In stock