1913 Adickes View Map of the Bronx Zoo, New York City

BronxZooNewYorkCity2-adickes-1913
$600.00
Panorama of the New York Zoological Park.
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1913 Adickes View Map of the Bronx Zoo, New York City

BronxZooNewYorkCity2-adickes-1913

Rare Bird's-EyE View of the Bronx Zoo!

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Title


Panorama of the New York Zoological Park.
  1913 (undated)    16.5 x 28 in (41.91 x 71.12 cm)

Description


A rare 1913 chromolithograph view of the Bronx Zoo by William Adickes. Oriented to the east, this extraordinary view offers super detail such that individual animals, from birds to elk, elephants, bison and men, are clearly visible. Various parts of the Zoo and all major buildings are noted. This map is very rare and little known, though we did find this interesting reference from the 1914 Report of the New York Zoological Society:
A panorama or bird's-eye view of the Park in perspective was issued and put on sale in June of this year. This view, which is 15x27 inches, was made in four colors, from an original drawing which required several months in preparation. The price at which it was offered (twenty-five cents) will probably be reduced next season, as the demand has not been up to our expectations.
This map was drawn by William Adickes of Newark and published by E. Byron Bayne. We have heard unsubstantiated reports that a larger format edition may exist, but have never seen such and are aware of no such examples in any institutional or private collection.

Cartographer


E. Byron Bayne (fl. c. 1912 – c. 1913) was a New York publisher and entrepreneur. He may have been based in White Plains, although this is uncertain. Bayne is credited with publishing two important views, one om 1912 of New York City that was later repurposed to advertise Knickerbocker Beer, and a 1913 view of the New York Zoological Gardens (Bronx Zoo).

Condition


Very good. Laid down on archival paper.

References


Rumsey 8251.003.