A Map of New York. A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939.

Patterson, Russell (illus).
New York. R. H. Macy & Co. Copyright 1939.
Color pictographic / pictorial map, 20 x 26 inches on sheet size 22 x 27 3/4 folding as issued, now professionally mounted on linen. Light wear along folds; light toning to margins, very good, clean condition. A vibrant map of New York City by Russell Patterson "done in the year of the New York World's Fair" combining vignette illustrations of many of the landmark buildings with light-hearted depictions and commentary on life in the city, linking it stylistically with the "foundational" pictorial map of the twentieth century, MacDonald Gill's Wonderground Map of London Town. Russell Patterson (1896 - 1977) had a long career as a designer in many different fields; in the late 1930s he designed Christmas windows for Macy's. Only one library holding listed on WorldCat (University of Houston). Map title continues: A Chart neither too Literal nor too Emotional, Showing the City New York Replete with the Wondrous Spectacles, Mysteries and Pastimes of the Natives. Done in the Year of the New York World's Fair 1939. Item #51767

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