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Auction 182, Lot 302

"An Aerial View of New York City Showing How Easily the Weary Traveler May Reach the Herald Square Hotel Wherein He Will Find the Rest - Comfort - & - Hospitality...", Harrison, Richard Edes

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1932 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.8 x 8.4 inches
40.1 x 21.3 cm
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This pamphlet for the Herald Square Hotel on West 34th Street includes a map of New York City showing "how all routes; rail, motor, 'bus, air & steamship conveniently lead travelers to the Herald Square Hotel." The map is shown in a bird's-eye perspective and extends north from Midtown to the George Washington Bridge and east to Queens. Important tourist sites are identified, including Macy's, the Empire State Building, the Theater District, the Chrysler Building, Madison Square Garden, the Metropolitan Museum, and Rockefeller Center. Although dated 1932, this is an updated edition with a cartouche noting the site of the 1939 World's Fair as "two miles east" of the eastern edge of the map. On verso is a description of the hotel and its many benefits, such as the Colonial Restaurant with breakfast available for 15c to 50c. A pastedown has been added on verso indicating where to catch trains heading to the World's Fairgrounds.

References: PJ Mode #2270; Rumsey #11103.002.

Condition: A+

Crisp and clean, issued folding.

Estimate: $190 - $220

Sold for: $140

Closed on 4/28/2021