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