Auction 127, Lot 310

"Map of New York City Prepared by the Committee of '92", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: New York

Period: 1892 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
15.8 x 29 inches
40.1 x 73.7 cm

This brightly colored pocket map was prepared by the "Committee of '92" and presented compliments of the Estay Organ Company, Brattleboro, Vermont. This rare map was made for the "Special Use of Delegates to the Eleventh International Christian Endeavor Convention." It has extensive indexes and instructions for the tourist on how to get to Madison Square Garden. Extends north to 130th Street. Folds into thin printed wrappers (2.3 x 5.5"). This uncommon map includes the only poem we've ever seen on a pocket map. It is above the title and reads:

"This pocket map, with truthful face,
Without misapprehension,
Will guide you straight from place to place,
Or to our huge Convention."

References:

Condition: A

The map is fine, perhaps unopened prior to our prying eyes. Cover is sunned on front.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $85

Closed on 2/25/2009

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