Auction 129, Lot 319

"Birds Eye View of New York and Vicinity", Hammond, C. S.

Subject: New York City

Period: 1912 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

22 x 17 inches
55.9 x 43.2 cm

This is a great bird's-eye pocket map of the region, imagined from a high vantage point, and extending to include eastern Long Island, Westchester County, and part of New Jersey along the Hudson River. A remarkable amount of detail is included: roads, buildings, rural roads, and many small burgs including Cold Springs, Mineola, Jamaica, Flushing, Yonkers, and many more. The map clearly shows urban encroachment into the rural areas of Long Island and Westchester County at the time of the great immigrant wave that occurred prior to World War I. Additional detail includes bridges, roads, tunnels, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island (miss-located to the west of the Statue of Liberty.) This is a very bold, graphic bird's-eye map.


Condition: A

Strong impression and great color. Folding as issued, missing the paper covers. Some light toning to margins and glue and paper residue on verso where previously attached to covers.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $250

Closed on 9/23/2009