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1957 Moss Pictorial Map of Manhattan, New York City

Illustrated Map of the City of New York. - Main View

1957 Moss Pictorial Map of Manhattan, New York City


The city's iconic landmarks - and it's now closed automats!


Illustrated Map of the City of New York.
  1957 (dated)     14 x 39 in (35.56 x 99.06 cm)


A charming visual summary of Manhattan's museums, sites, and hotels, this 1957 Ira Ross pictorial map of Manhattan in New York City introduces the 'Big Apple' to visitors. Orientd to the west, the map cover Manhattan form Battery Park to the Cloisters, and from the Hudson to Brooklyn and Queens.
The Most Important Destinations
The city's most recognizable destinations, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Modern Art are marked by vignettes highlighting their well-known attributes: ancient sculpture, a Tyrannosaurus Rex, and modernist paintings. Other landmarks, such as the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building, the Flatiron Building, the United Nations Headquarters, and the Washington Arch are in profile. Numerous hotels are highlighted, as are New York City mainstays like Macy's, Madison Square Garden, and Yankee Stadium.
Comic Content
Other sites are more comically represented, such as a reading lion for the New York Public Library, a patient chasing a nurse at Bellevue, or caricatures of opera singers for the Metropolitan Opera. Automats are marked throughout - now defunct, these were automated fast-food vending centers. Riverside Park, Fort Tryon Park, and Central Park, stand out as green oases in a desert of yellow. The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are included along the left border.
Publication History
This map was drawn by Ira Moss and published by Barry, Moss, and Shore in 1957.


Ira Moss (fl. c. 1954 - 1956) was an American painter and graphic designer active in New York City during the mid-20th century. His corpus includes pictorial maps of New York City as well as national 'fish and game' maps. Learn More...


Very good. Light wear along original fold lines. Text and map of New York City Subway on verso.