Auction 148, Lot 294

"The City of New York. A Birdseye View.", Rogers, Peet & Co.

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1879 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

7.8 x 10.8 inches
19.8 x 27.4 cm

This detailed bird’s-eye view of New York City was a promotional vehicle for the clothing company of Rogers, Peet & Co. The map depicts the Brooklyn Bridge (4 years prior to its opening), the company’s building on Broadway, hundreds of boats and ships in the Hudson and East Rivers, and a key to 16 different points of interest. The verso contains a "Strangers’ Guide to New York." Drawn by J.W. Williams and copyrighted by Root & Tinker. Folded brochure measures 3.0 x 5.5".


Condition: B+

Issued folding with minor soiling and a few edge tears confined to the blank margins closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $160

Closed on 2/19/2014