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Auction 191, Lot 314

"Colorgraph Map of New York",

Subject: New York City, New York

Period: 1954 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

34 x 14.6 inches
86.4 x 37.1 cm
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This is the first edition of Ira Moss' charming and irreverent pictorial map of New York City. The map is packed with offbeat illustrations that reflect the hustle and bustle of the City That Never Sleeps. Classical New York iconography is well-represented, with illustrations of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, Coney Island, the Chrysler Building, and much more. Numbered lists at the bottom identify restaurants, hotels, night clubs, sightseeing tours, and other points of interest. Moss is also known for his terrific Pictorial Wildlife and Game Map of the United States (1956). Self-folds into a pamphlet with the title "Souvenir Picture Map of New York." A map of subways and elevated lines and additional information can be found on verso.


Condition: A

Issued folding with a few tiny fold separations.

Estimate: $400 - $475

Sold for: $250

Closed on 2/8/2023