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Description

A Triumphant Work of Pictorial Map Art

Gorgeous pictorial map of Manhattan and environs, created by Herbert C. Wyman for the New York World's Fair in 1939.

Wyman's map is truly a work of art, combining iconographic caricatures of major New York City landmarks with color and flair.  From the Old Boston Post Road, Yankee Stadium, The Bluebell Tavern and Alexander Hamilton's house in the north to the oldest Church in Long Island, the Williamsburg Bridge and an image of the Battle of Long Island, this is a truly remarkable piece of work.

Perhaps the finest, rarest and most visually compelling of all New York Fair pictorial maps, this is truly a stunning work of art.

Rarity

The map is extremely rare.

OCLC locates 1 example (Penn State University Library).  We note also an example listed in the catalog of the Edward J. Orth Memorial Archives of the New York World's Fair, in the National Museum of American History.

Condition Description
Mounted on heavy cardstock.