Selections from the David Rumsey Map Collection II
A Map of New York which is Published by the Washington Square Bookshop
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Pictorial bird's eye view map of New York City, mounted on linen, humorously designed by Joseph B. Platt. Printed by the Ritchey Litho Corp. Published by Washington Square Bookshop. Bordered by decorative text that reads "Here is a map to give you pleasure, a town reduced to your mantel's measure, city of gayety, city of gold, your Bagdad on Hudson, three hundred years old". Showing Battery Park in the lower right corner and Grant's Tomb and the Polo Grounds in the upper left, buildings, landmarks, streets, with historical and contemporary characters, and notations associated with buildings and areas of New York City. The map was published to celebrate the tricentenary of the purchase of Manhattan by the Dutch "Little Miss New York Born 1626" reads a banner flying from the small plane to the right of the central compass rose.
A Map of New York which is Published by the Washington Square Bookshop. Copyright 1925, New York City. Designed by Joseph B. Platt. Ritchey Litho. Corp. N.Y.
A Map of New York which is Published by the Washington Square Bookshop. Copyright 1925, New York City. Designed by Joseph B. Plat. Ritchey Litho. Corp. N.Y.
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