Bollmann, Hermann (illus).
New York. Pictorial Maps, Inc., 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. New unused condition in unopened package which is slightly worn. "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 individual 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. Item #42285