Ohman, August R. (mapmaker).
New York. Realty Trust. 1905.
Color street map, sheet size approximately 38 x 32 inches, folding as issued to pamphlet 9 1/2 x 4 inches, black and white photo illustrations and text on verso. Several long separations at folds and edges (4 inch separation at centre of central vertical fold, separations up to 1 inch at fold intersections); light soiling to cover panels; map is clean and bright. A scarce broadside promoting the Brooklyn Properties of Realty Trust: "In presenting this map we desire to impress on the reader the splendid properties we offer for sale in large and small plots. With the exception of the central portion of Brooklyn (the oldest part, which is already built up), that section of the southwestern part of Brooklyn lying between Ocean Parkway and teh bay, enjoying to-day the best transit facilities, will reap the most benefit from the improvements now under way, notably the City Tunnel and the Manhattan Bridge...This section of South Brooklyn is in its infancy. Real estate is abnormally cheap. Purchasers buying there now cannot lose...." Several four-panel sections tout the desirability of the area; one section declares that "The East River Tunnel to Brooklyn and Queens will increase lot values in both boroughs" with a cross-section showing the progress of the work on the tunnels. Other sections include "Personal Opinions on Real estate in Brooklyn," "Newspaper Comments on Brooklyn Real Estate" and "The Bronx - Brooklyn A Comparison." The detailed street map centres on Brooklyn and shows Elevated Lines, Electrical Traction Lines, Surface Trolley Lines, Steam Railroads, Rapid Transit Subway, and Proposed Subways. The map is copyright 1905 by August R. Ohman, Map Publisher, Draughtsman & Engraver, with address at 97-101 Warren St., N.Y. No listing for this real estate broadside is found in WorldCat. Item #48299