Auction 129, Lot 317

"Map Showing Location of Yonkers on the Hudson, Adjoining New York City [and] Map of Land in the City of Yonkers Known as Fairview Westchester County New York",

Subject: New York

Period: 1896 (dated)

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Color: Hand Color

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This uncommon promotional pocket map contains two maps that fold into wrappers titled, "Fairview at Yonkers on the Hudson, New York" (6" x 3.5"). The first (16 x 16.8") by Robert A. Welcke is hand colored. Concentric circles from 42nd Street extend outward. The second is a black and white street plan (12 x 15.5") drawn by Wm. Henry Baldwin. It shows the location and description for every lot available. Published by the Manhattan & Yonkers Land Company, 503 Fifth Avenue, the booklet's text separates the two maps and includes interesting facts about Yonkers including investment information. It claims more than 1,000 lots available at $300 each, a bargain compared to adjacent lots selling for $600 to $900. Printed by John Medole & Son, New York.

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Condition: A

Maps and text are fine except the street plan that has a stain where it is attached to the cover. Covers with toning from mailing envelope. With blue stamp on front "Office Removed to Opp. N.Y.C. & H.R. Station, Yonkers."

Estimate: $140 - $180

Unsold

Closed on 9/23/2009

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