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"Scenes in Washington at the Opening of Congress."
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"Scenes in Washington at the Opening of Congress."

By SUCESSION-ERA WASHINGTON D.C. 1860)

New York.: New York Illustrated News.. 12-15- 1860.. Illustrated front page of the weekly newspaper, New York Illustrated News, focusing on the the Opening of Congress, drawing together "refined place-hunters and sugar-tongued lobbyists," the "swaggering men of power and bloated place-holders," the "dilletantes [sp.] and the slovens of professional life," the "modish metropolitan," the "antiquated backwoodsman," and numerous others. In sum: a zoo. Succession at full gallop. A thoughtful gift highlighting the charms of D.C. in 1860 sure to delight your favorite member of Congress. .

$75.00

Washington the National Capital.
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Washington the National Capital.

By WASHINGTON D.C.)

Baltimore.: Baltimore & Ohio Railroad.. 1935.. Photo-illustrated guide book to Washington D.C., 6 ½ x 4 ¼ inches; 52 pp. Booklet features a 12 ½ x 8 ½ inch centerfold black and white map of the city with, below the map, a listing of Hotels, Theatres, and Churches. Last page of the booklet is illustrated with a map of the B. & O. network. Only one WorldCat listing for the guide. .

$35.00

Illustrated Map of the City of New York in Full Color.
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Illustrated Map of the City of New York in Full Color.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY) Moss, Ira (map illus).

New York.: Barry, Moss, and Shore.. Copyright 1956.. Color pictorial map, sheet size 13 3/4 x 29 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/4 x 4 inches, text on verso. Toning to outside panel, not affecting map. Very good, clean condition. Map includes an Index to Points of Interest, Museums and Libraries. Verso includes a small Subways of New York map plus listings for Hotels, Restaurants, etc. .

$110.00

The Delaware and Hudson Canal Co.'s Railroad, (Saratoga Division), and Upper Hudson Valley Business Directory for 1885-6.
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The Delaware and Hudson Canal Co.'s Railroad, (Saratoga Division), and Upper Hudson Valley Business Directory for 1885-6.

By NEW YORK - UPPER HUDSON VALLEY BUSINESS DIRECTORY- DELAWAREAND HUDSON CANAL COMPANY)

Albany, NY.: L.P. Waite & Co.. 1885.. Black and white advertisements, 2 black and white foldout route maps, advertisement endpapers, 342 pages, indices, 9 1/2 x 6 inches, paper-covered boards with cloth spine (hardbound). Good condition; covers worn with some light dampstain, front hinge cracked, one foldout map has 2 edge tears up to 1 1/2 inches and a few foxing spots, otherwise maps in very good condition, interior tight and clean. There are two folding maps: "Map of the Delaware and Hudson Canal Company's Railroads & Connections" and two maps on one sheet: "Map of the Adirondacks, as Reached By The Delaware and Hudson Canal Companys [sic] Railroad" and "Map of Lake George." Continued from title page: "Containing the Names, Business and P.O. Address of Merchants, Manufacturers, Professional and other Business Men in the Cities and Villages situate [sic] on the line of the D. & H.C. Co.'s R.R. between Albany, Lake George and Lake Champlain, and on Adirondack Railway between Saratoga and North Creek. Also a Classified Business Directory of Patrons Only and an Appendix giving a complete list of Banks, Savings Banks, Newspapers, Insurance Companies, Manufacturing, Gas Light and other Incorporated Companies." Pages 9 to 92 list businesses in Albany; listings continue with long sections for Troy and Saratoga Springs and ending with Whitehall. The final section of the book is a classified list under products, including "California Wine," Veterinary Surgeons, and "Yankee Notions." .

$750.00

The Shoreham Terrace.
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The Shoreham Terrace.

By WASHINGTON D.C. / MENU)

Washington, D.C.: The Shoreham.. 1939.. Attractive menu, 11 x 7 inches, very good condition, with artistically rendered color cover depicting the Terrace at the Shoreham Hotel at night, seen from above and at a distance. The Terrace features a centrally located circular dance floor replete with formally attired couples supposedly having a good time. A colossal number of tables for diners surround the dance floor, the white tablecloths suggesting invasive mushrooms. Menu is dated July 8, 1939. Interior of menu, with slight spotting, features a $1.00 luncheon menu with, opposite, the á la carte dinner menu (chocolate eclair 25¢). An uncommon item. Menu printed by the National Capital Press, Washington. .

$110.00

Central Park, New York City - The Grand Drive.
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Central Park, New York City - The Grand Drive.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY CENTRAL PARK) Waud, A. R.

New York.: Harper's Weekly.. 12-16- 1865.. Double page wood-engraving from Harper's Weekly magazine December 16, 1865, sheet size 16 x 22 1/2 inches, centrefold as issued. Six teeny binding holes (only noticeable when held to the light, very light dampstaining to two lower corners, otherwise in very good condition. Still bound in magazine which is missing the last page of the issue. A lively view of the New York populace taking the air in Central Park: horses, carriages, a balloon in the distance. .

$55.00

New York City subways, Hudson tunnels, elevated, surface and omnibus lines, taxicabs, railway stations, churches, hotels, restaurants, tea rooms, shops, theatres, and places of interest.
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New York City subways, Hudson tunnels, elevated, surface and omnibus lines, taxicabs, railway stations, churches, hotels, restaurants, tea rooms, shops, theatres, and places of interest.

By NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company.. 1921. Booklet, 6 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 40pp., thin card wrappers. Folding map on sheet 25 x 9 1/2 inches tipped in to back cover. Map in very good, crisp and clean condition. Light wear to booklet cover, text block detached from cover at one (of two) staples, interior clean and tight. Map title: Hammond's complete map of New York City. At head of title: Printed especially for the Farmers' Loan and Trust Company. On map: C.S. Hammond & Company, engravers--printers--publishers, New York. Based on the official map of the city of New York by the Board of Estimate and Apportionment. Copyright by the city of New York. Copyright 1917 by C.S. Hammond & Co. .

$165.00

Map of New York and Vicinity.
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Map of New York and Vicinity.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: M. Dripps.. 1863. Pocket map, handcolored engraving on sheet 26 x 19 1/2 inches folding into gilt-lettered decorative embossed cloth-covered board folder 5 x 3 1/2 inches. A few very short separations at fold intersections, overall very crisp, bright and clean. A scarce early edition of this beautiful map of New York City. .

$1950.00

New York Latest Guide and Illustrated Map in Colors: With Street Index, Transportation Maps, Elevated and Subway stations, House Numbers of Streets, etc. Map title: Supervue of New York City.
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New York Latest Guide and Illustrated Map in Colors: With Street Index, Transportation Maps, Elevated and Subway stations, House Numbers of Streets, etc. Map title: Supervue of New York City.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY) Freedman, Samuel.

New York.: Supervue Map and Guide Organization.. Copyright 1937.. Color bird's eye view pictorial map, 19 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches on sheet 27 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches, smaller black and white route maps and text on verso, folding as issued into 9 1/4 x 4 inch stiff card folder. Folder lightly worn; map in very good, clean condition. Map includes a Index to Points of Interest, Steamship Piers, Parks and Squares, Bridges, and Streets. Verso includes Rapid Transit maps and information for visitors. An early colored version copyright by Samuel Freedman of what were to be the long-lived Supervue Map of New York City. .

$235.00

What To See In New York.
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What To See In New York.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: John Wanamaker Store.. 1912.. Black and white photo-illustrated guide-book in stiff paper wraps 7 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches, 44 pp plus tipped-in two-sided folded map at rear. One map depicts Manhattan and Vicinity while the other (more interesting) is a highly detailed map of Lower Manhattan, 17 3/4 x 9 inches. Guide-book discusses places of interest in New York City and vicinity and how to get to them. The guide-book also provides an extensive overview of the various departments and services offered by the Wanamaker firm. One of the most interesting features would have to be the store's 24 rooms "designed in correct period or modern style" representing "the very acme of the house designing, furnishing, and decorative arts." Other features include Wanamaker's Art Gallery and an Auditorium accommodating 1500 people. The guidebook is in very good clean condition and serves as an engaging introduction to the city and to the storied emporium. Another of the store's innovative features is the "Wanamaker Wireless Telegraph Service." Text relates that "Direct communication can be had with all ships equipped with Marconi apparatus within 150 miles of the Wanamaker Stores" and boasts the Philadelphia and New York City stores are "the first in the world to be equipped with Wireless Telegraph Service." (Rates are $2.00 for the first ten words and 12 cents for every extra word.) A photo illustrates the Wireless Service on the roof of the new Wanamaker Building in NYC. An uncommon ephemeral item; WorldCat identifies only four libraries holding the item. .

$85.00

Map & Guide New York City Showing Ferries, House Numbers, Hotels, Steamship Lines and Piers, Subways and Elevated Transit Lines, Tunnels and a Street Directory Index. Map title: Map of New York City.
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Map & Guide New York City Showing Ferries, House Numbers, Hotels, Steamship Lines and Piers, Subways and Elevated Transit Lines, Tunnels and a Street Directory Index. Map title: Map of New York City.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)

Copyright 1931.. Color street map, 12 x 39 1/2 inches on sheet size 14 x 40 1/2 inches, folding as issued into 7 1/2 x 5 inch stiff card folder. Folder worn with tears, light soiling and ink notation to back cover; map in very good condition. Detailed street map covering the Boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx. An uncommon map. .

$385.00

Map of the Adirondacks.  (Map title: Map of the Adirondack Wilderness).
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Map of the Adirondacks. (Map title: Map of the Adirondack Wilderness).

By NEW YORK STATE - ADIRONDACKS) Stoddard, S.R.

glens Falls, New York.: S.R. Stoddard.. 27th (Revised) Edition.. 1906.. Color folding map, sheet measuring 32 x 25 1/2 inches folding into cloth-covered boards 5 3/4 x 4 1/4 inches. There are separations at several fold intersections (five 1 inch separations along the upper fold, shorter separations at a few other folds), but overall the map is in very good condition, clean and sharply delineated. A handsome map with much fascinating detail compiled by Seneca Ray Stoddard. This is noted on the map as the 27th Rev. Edition. Engraved and printed by Louis E. Newman & Co. NY. Bottom left is a table offering “Explanations” of various markings on the map including Rail Roads, Improved and Ordinary Roads, Carries, Trails, Air Line Distance from Mt. Marcy, Telegraph Offices, etc. A popular Stoddard map with a printing history dating to the late 1880s. .

$385.00

New York City Rapid Transit Lines. Principal Auto Routes. (Map title: The Seamen's Bank for Savings Rapid Transit Map of Greater New York.)
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New York City Rapid Transit Lines. Principal Auto Routes. (Map title: The Seamen's Bank for Savings Rapid Transit Map of Greater New York.)

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: The Seamen's Bank for Savings.. No date. Ca. 1940s?. Pamphlet, 6 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches opening to color map 19 x 13 1/4 inches. Wear to folded map with one small separation, not affecting the map. Interior map in good condition. The large map has a few little pictographs enlivening the water area; the legend shows the following ines: Independent Division, the I R T Division, the B M T Division, Jointly Operated , H & M R R and Railroads, under ground and above ground for all but the Jointly Operated. There is an eight panel automobile routes map on the verso. The map is by the General Drafting company. .

$65.00

Visitors Guide to New York.  The Greatest All Year Round Vacation City. Map title: Visitors Map of New York City.
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Visitors Guide to New York. The Greatest All Year Round Vacation City. Map title: Visitors Map of New York City.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: New York Convention and Visitors Bureau.. No date. Ca. 1950- 1953.. Color pictographic / pictorial street map, 26 x 10 1/2 inches on sheet 28 x 16 3/8 inches, folded to pamphlet 8 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches, black and white photo illustrations and text on verso. Very good condition. Map of New York City shows theatres, sport centers, railroad terminals, radio and TV stations, museums, department stores, colleges, churches and other places of interest. Small inset map of greater New York. Includes a list of skyscrapers. .

$75.00

A Map of the State of Pennsylvania.
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A Map of the State of Pennsylvania.

By PENNSYLVANIA) Patten, Lawton M. (illus).

West Willington, CT.: Historical Map Bureau.. No date. Ca. 1930s.. Color pictographic / pictorial map, 16 1/2 x 22 inches on sheet 18 x 24 inches. Seven short tears to right edge and right of lower edge have been repaired with adhesive tape, only two just touching border edge; otherwise map is very clean and bright. Most attractive pictographic map in an antique vein, with arms of Pennsylvania at lower left and compass rose at lower right; vignettes and pictographs of places and events. A most decorative piece. .

$195.00

New York's Latest Guide and Detailed Map in Colors with Street Index Transportation Maps Elevated & Subway Stations House Numbers of Streets, etc. Map title: Supervue of New York City.
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New York's Latest Guide and Detailed Map in Colors with Street Index Transportation Maps Elevated & Subway Stations House Numbers of Streets, etc. Map title: Supervue of New York City.

By NEW YORK - NEW YORK CITY - RAPID TRANSIT)

New York.: Samuel Freedman.. Copyright 1934.. Color bird's eye view pictorial map, 19 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches on sheet 27 13/4 x 17 1/2 inches, smaller black and white route maps and text on verso, folding as issued into 9 1/4 x 4 inch stiff card folder. Folder lightly worn and soiled; map has scattered foxing (mainly to outer margins), a few 1/4 inch separations at fold intersection, but overall good condition. One of the earliest "Supervue Maps of New York" published. Listed on WorldCat is the "Hotel Edison supervue map of New York City" (held at the Library of Congress) with a copyright date of 1933. The novelty of this style of map is evident from the back cover and an additional text section on the verso of the map which states: "The remarkable map in colors on the other side of this page was created for the purpose of assisting people to easily find their way about New York. It is entirely hand-drawn and took months to perfect. Better than a photo view, it clearly shows, as if the reader was directly above the city, its contour, with all the points of interest..." Around two sides of the map is a listing of Points of Interest, Steamship Piers, Parks and Squares, Bridges, and Streets. On the verso are three small diagrammatic Rapid Transit maps: "Routes of the Interborough Rapid Transit Company" showing lines in Manhattan the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn: "BMT Lines Rapid Transit Division"; and "Location of Stations - Independent City Owned Rapid Transit Railroad" plus general information for visitors. No WorldCat listings for this particular edition were found. Subsequent editions of this map .

$265.00

Hagstrom's Map of High Spots in New York.
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Hagstrom's Map of High Spots in New York.

By NEW YORK CITY)

New York.: Hagstrom Company.. . Ca. 1940.. Color map 25 1/2 x 10 3/4 inches on sheet 29 1/2 x 16 inches, folding to 7 1/2 x 4 inches attached to stiff card covers. Four small "pin prick" holes, visible if map is back-lit, otherwise excellent clean condition. A handsome map of New York City enlivened with small pictographs of famous buildings, ships, etc. plus trains and automobiles in the tunnels linking the city to New Jersey. Surrounding the map on three sides is information on the location of "high spots" - from Skyscrapers to Department Stores. Beneath the listing for “Night and Supper Clubs” is the publishing information “as of September 1950.” In the lower border is a small bird's eye view of the city "Drawn from Photo Base, Copyright by Fairchild Aerial Surveys." The front cover lists a price of 35 cents. On back cover of folded map is a price list of various Hagstrom maps. An attractive and detailed color map. .

$95.00

Facts About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
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Facts About Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

By PENNSYLVANIA - PITTSBURGH)

Pittsburgh, PA.: Chamber of Commerce.. 1904.. Sixteen page booklet touting Pittsburgh’s leadership in a variety of vital areas of manufacturing (and a few lesser ones). Booklet identifies Pittsburgh and Vicinity’s leadership in production of Iron and Steel, Tin Plate, Iron and Steel Pipes, Steel Cars, Air Brakes, Electrical Machinery, Coal and Coke, Fire Brick, Plate Glass...Pickles...and more. Numerous charts show Pittsburgh’s leadership compared to other world contenders. Folding "Relief Map of Pittsburgh, Allegheny & Vicinity" (14 x 30 inches) by G. M. Lehman C.E. shows an area of 173 square miles with 28 communities or regions in the vicinity of Pittsburgh identified. There is a 2 inch tear in the map’s left border (repaired). Only three WorldCat listings found. The booklet's clear emphasis in on manufacturing superiority, but one page at the rear gives focus to Educational Institutions and Churches and Benevolent Institutions. An interesting booster publication that claims a 1904 population of 675,000 for "Greater Pittsburgh." .

$65.00

Cram’s Official Indexed Street Map of Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, Ambridge, Duquesne, and 68 Other Municipalities in the Pittsburgh Area.
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Cram’s Official Indexed Street Map of Pittsburgh, McKeesport, Wilkinsburg, Ambridge, Duquesne, and 68 Other Municipalities in the Pittsburgh Area.

By PENNSYLVANIA - PITTSBURGH)

Indianapolis, Indiana.: George F. Cram Company.. 1937.. Folded brochure opening to a highly detailed color map 24 x 35 inches, with the numerous Pittsburgh locales clearly identified. Two inset maps, one of McKeesport and the other of the Ohio River between Coraopolis and Ambridge. On verso, highly detailed map 12 x 17 inches of the “Golden Triangle Hotels, Theatres, Office Buildings, Railroad Stations, and etc.” Also two blue-toned photograph, one depicting the Golden Triangle with the Liberty Bridge in the foreground and the other the Oakland District viewed from the Cathedral of Learning. Map overall in good clean condition with several very short marginal tears. Text on verso of the brochure describing "Pittsburgh Today" states "The Pittsburgh District rightly deserves the name ‘The Industrial Heart of America’" and goes on to speak of the manufacturing of steel, glass, electrical equipment, aluminum products, prepared food, etc. Population (1930 Census) is given as 669,631 persons. (The census of 2013 shows a population of 305,841 persons.) An engaging and detailed map of Pittsburgh and environs when its manufacturing might was at a peak. .

$120.00

Fishing Map of Staten Island Waters.  Depths of Water Channels and Bars Fishing Holes (pamphlet title).
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Fishing Map of Staten Island Waters. Depths of Water Channels and Bars Fishing Holes (pamphlet title).

By NEW YORK - STATEN ISLAND - FISHING)

Brooklyn.: Knowlson & Muller.. No date. Ca. 1903.. Black and white map, 24 x 19 3/4 inches on sheet size 25 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches, originally folding into paper covers (6 x 3 1/4 inches), now professionally mounted on linen backing. Light wear to some folds, overall very good condition. The map itself does not have a title, but the following text at upper left: "Knowlson & Muller Publishers of Books and Maps for Fisherment and Yachtsmen, Room 4, Eagle Building, Brooklyn, N.Y." At the lower edge of the map is advertising for "Maps with Soundings of Jamaica Bay - City Island Waters" and "Fishing Directory, The Fishermans' Friend." On the map area names are noted, along with geographical features such as Points, Ports, and beacons. On the back cover of the paper wrappers is a list of three fishing maps, of City Island Waters, Staten Island Waters and Jamaica Bay. The inside cover of the wrappers gives details on places to fish in Staten Island Waters: "There is hardly a foot of the Staten Island shore along which some fishing may not be obtained..." It is advertised on page 88 of The Fisherman's Friend 1903 edition. There are records for two other Knowlson & Muller publications on WorldCat, one, "Fishing around New York" with a copyright date of 1909 and the other "Deep Sea Fishing Grounds, Fire Island to Barnegat" with a copyright date of 1915. No record was located for the Staten Island map on WorldCat. .

$950.00

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