Graphically stunning, detailed map showing New York City buildings during the 1964 World's Fair, general map of New York and Vicinity on the reverse. This is a wonderful full color pictorial bird's eye view of Manhattan, the area south of Central Park, with extraordinarily detailed 3-D architectural renderings. Important buildings are labeled, as are all streets and avenues. The artist is Hermann Bollmann, a woodcarver and engraver, who, since 1948, has drawn 39 similar maps of European cities. To prepare this map, Mr. Bollmann and his staff designed and built special cameras, and took 67,000 individual photographs of New York City, 17,000 from the air. To solve the problem of skyscrapers and concentration of building, Mr. Bollmann used several unique devices which remain his secret. The map is drawn with exact accuracy to the smallest detail. All the actual drawing was done by hand. On reverse is a more traditional map of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Very good condition with minor separation at folds which can be repaired, aproximately 33" x 44".
Item Number: NYO231