Auction 170, Lot 295

Map Commemorating the 1939 New York World's Fair

"Sinclair Pictorial Map of New York",

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1939 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

27.1 x 26 inches
68.8 x 66 cm

This pictorial souvenir map focuses on Manhattan and the site of the 1939 New York World's Fair. It was drawn by graphic artist George Annand and published by Sinclair Oil, likely with the hope of drumming up interest in the Petroleum Industry Exhibition at the fair. In addition to the fairgrounds, the map highlights numerous New York landmarks, including Central Park, the Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, Madison Square Garden, Washington Square Park, and the Brooklyn Bridge. Harlem is represented by a dancing woman, and Greenwich Village by a painter at work. The verso includes maps of the New York metropolitan area and the World's Fair site and extensive information on the Petroleum Industry Exhibition.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a couple of tiny holes at fold intersections.

Estimate: $120 - $150

Sold for: $100

Closed on 11/14/2018