Auction 130, Lot 294

"Watson's Guide Map to Popular Resorts around New York", Watson, Gaylord

Subject: New York and New Jersey

Period: 1880 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Hand Color

Size:
13.3 x 21.5 inches
33.8 x 54.6 cm

This is an advertising pocket map that bears the names of two different companies. On the map above the title is boldly printed "Marvin Safe Co. 265 Broadway, Manufacture the Best Safe." The cover says "Presented by W.H. Schieffelin & Co., Fancy Goods, Perfumery, &C., &c., 170 & 172 Williams Street, New York." The map extends from Ocean Grove on the Jersey shore to above Dobb's Ferry on the Hudson. Locates scores of resorts, towns and villages, forts and more. Excellent view of the railroads throughout the region. On the verso are numerous additional advertisements including Ross's Royal Ginger Ale; London Purple; Krupp's Steel Works, Locomotive Tires; Devoe Artist Materials; Bridgeport Brass Co.; and Geo. Goulet Champagnes. Published by John Beatson, N. Y. Green paper wrappers with printed titles, dated 1881. With advertisements for Esterbrook's Steel Pens on inside and back cover.

References:

Condition: B+

The map has two marginal splits or tears and there a couple of fold intersection splits. One fold along the edge of the cover is split. Cover very nice with just a little soiling.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/2/2009

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