Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 362

"[Lot of 2] Pleasantville Annex West Jersey & Seashore R.R. Electric Railroad to Atlantic City [and] Rand, McNally & Co.'s New Jersey",

Subject: New Jersey

Period: 1885-90


Color: Printed Color

See Description

1) Real estate advertisement map, circa 1890, with the detailed development plan taking up most of the surface, with lot prices by streets in manuscript. Different colors of red appear to indicate availability. Some text at bottom notes that Pleasantville is a suburb of Atlantic City. Developer notes that owners are given access to their lots at front and rear, "an advantage not given to holders of lots on many tracts of land." The Atlantic City and Philadelphia addresses of the developer, Joseph C. Farr, are given. A rare example of cartographic advertising ephemera. (14.5 x13")
2) State map from the 1885 edition of Rand, McNally's Business Atlas (12.5 x 19.5"). This precisely engraved map with much detail extends to show a grid plan of Philadelphia. It includes a large inset "Jersey City and Vicinity" and a smaller one at upper left "Vicinity of Paterson."



The first is completely split along centerfold with a very small piece lacking, and a couple of small splits on other folds. Brown ink manuscript showing prices along streets. (C) The second map has a few marginal spots and one tiny tear, the map image is flawless and fine. (A)

Estimate: $80 - $120


Closed on 3/6/2007