Antique Map of the Part of the Upper East Side, showing the plots where Sotheby's is Located.
Hand-colored lithographed map of part of the Lower East Side, New York City, published by Spielmann & Brush in their very rare atlas Certified Copies of Original Maps of Property in New York City (1881). The last copy of that atlas was on the market with a New York City bookdealer for $12,500.
The map shows old farm plots and roads, as well as modern streets and lots; the plots illustrated stretch roughly from 3rd Avenue and 73rd Street to the East River and 70th Street. The map is divided in two parts on one sheet.
Sotheby's is located at York Avenue and 71st Street. On this map York is called Avenue A, as it was historically.