Bollmann, Hermann (illus).
New York. Pictorial Maps, Inc. / American Airlines. No. date. Ca. 1964.
Color pictorial bird's eye view folding map, approx. 32 1/2 x 41 1/2 inches, color map on verso, in stiff pocket of 48 pp booklet with black and white illustrations, index, color pictorial cover. From inside front cover: "This picture map, or bird's-eye-view, of New York is the first such map to be drawn of the city since 1866... The artist is Hermann Bollmann of Braunschweig, Germany... Since 1948 he has drawn thirty-nine similar maps of European cities. For this map of New York his staff has designed and built special cameras. They have taken 67,000 inidvidual photographs of the City, 17,000 of these from the air...And in this age of automation, Bollmann's cameras are his only compromise with the present. All the actual drawing is done by hand." This map is a work of art, with buildings drawn with great accuracy and named. On the verso is a color road map of New York City. This is the edition published by American Airlines. Item #35478