New York: ESSO Marketers, 1948. unbound. Pocket map. Page measures 25.5" x 24.5 This colorful pocket map from 1948 depicts the city of New York in beautiful detail. Extends from Yonkers south to include all the five boroughs of New York and parts of New Jersey. parkways, roads, highways, golf courses, yacht clubs, airports, bridges, beaches, important buildings, and other important landmarks are labeled. Small illustrations throughout depicts important landmarks and places of interest. An index along the lower border lists communities, points of interest, yacht clubs, golf coerces, parks, and airports.Verso features a map of Manhattan extending from the Battery north to 62nd street. Beautifully color-coded to show hotels, parks, theaters, department stores, transportation terminals, buildings, clubs, churches, radio studios, etc. This map also notes the IRT (Interborough Rapid Transit Company) subway lines, the BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation) subway lines, elevated lines, and the Hudson and Manhattan tubes. Along the right margins is an index while the left side of the map includes texts describing the city and its various museums, zoos and other points of interest. A smaller Rapid Transit map is also included. This map is copyrighted by the General Drafting Company and issued by ESSO.The map is in good condition with wear along the original folds including toning and some holes and rips along the intersections. A beautiful representation of New York City from the mid-20th century.
(Inventory #: 268178)
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