Historical Map of New York City.
1932 (dated) 16.75 x 20.25 in (42.545 x 51.435 cm)
This is a 1932 National City Bank of New York map of New York City. The map depicts four of the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, with part of Staten Island depicted in an inset situated in the lower right corner. Numerous vignettes are scattered throughout the five boroughs, illustrating historical moments in New York City’s history or important buildings or locations, such as Fort Hamilton, Central Park, and Prospect Park. Each event is labeled, although only some of them are dated, allowing the viewer to trace New York City’s history. Some of these events include the first windmill built on Long Island, the Battle of Long Island, and the capture of Nathan Hale. Other labeled locations around the map include Aaron Burr’s house, Alexander Hamilton’s house, and the house where Alexander Hamilton died. Several neighborhoods are also labeled, such as Greenwich Village, Bowery, Chelsea, and Harlem in Manhattan, Red Hook, Flatlands, New Lots, Williamsburg, and Bushwick in Brooklyn, and Astoria and Jamaica in Queens. Both the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan Bridge are illustrated, although neither of them are labeled. The 81 locations numerically identified on the map correlate to branches of The National City Bank of New York, with the head office at 55 Wall Street noted by a large star.
This map was produced for the National City Bank of New York in 1932.
Very good. Wear along bottom border. Light soiling. Closed tears along bottom border each extending one inch into printed area professionally repaired on verso.