Catalog Archive
Auction 118, Lot 372

"Map of the Business District of New York, Brooklyn, and Jersey City", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: New York

Period: 1904 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

19 x 25.5 inches
48.3 x 64.8 cm

This colorful and boldly engraved map has remarkable detail. A scale of .4 mile per inch permits the locating and naming of all streets. Red overprinting is used to delineate underground and elevated railroads. This advertising map features a large and well rendered view of the F. Wesel Mfg. Co. that has in the foreground wagons, carriages, plus a horseless car and horseless truck! The map is also overprinted in red to show the address and convenient location of the Wesel plant in nearby Brooklyn. This is a handsome map is a fine example of Rand, McNally using their maps for advertising. We find no reference to this scarce ephemeral advertising map.


Condition: B

Issued folding on thick paper, with archival tape on verso to support weakness at folds. Barely visible stain at left center, else very good.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $50

Closed on 3/6/2007