New York City plan c.1880's Broadway Central Hotel Promotional map rare banknoteBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
Broadway Central Hotel promotional map
(New York City- Lower Manhattan-Tilly Hayes, Proprietor)
Issued c.1880-90's, NYC for this Hotel once located at 667-677 Broadway.
Printed Springfield Mass by the Brooks Bank Note Co.
Appealing and very elusive 19th century urban promotional map extremely well done by a bank note company.
Printed as a tri-folding vest pocket map, so titled on the back side which is printed in 3 panels, each in 2 colors with fine decorative flourishes. including a majestic panoramic circular view of the massive hotel itself.
The plan is very decorative, printed in four colors and with a fine overall visual advertising feel. the emphasis is upon transportation lines then in existence, a highly detailed specific accounting of very specific lines docked at which piers, etc.
Very scarce ephemeral plan, it survives merely by random chance, perhaps rare.
As originally issued long ago, an actual antique/ vintage printed sheet of paper, not a modern copy or reprint. The paper sheet could show various minor signs of age, but if we are offering it for sale, you can be 100% certain it is entirely worthy of ownership by even the most discerning collector or dealer.
A picture is worth a thousand words. The scan is a major part of the item description. Please examine it closely, as what you see is what we will send you.
[note: we grade conservatively and always seek to disclose any noteworthy flaws.].
Sheet remains well preserved, keeping in mind it is not modern or new, so minor flaws to paper unworthy of specific mention are sometimes to be expected. Some light age wear or surface spotting/ soiling, all of which is hopefully visible within the zoomable scan.
Paper and image remains overall clean & sound. Old maps & prints often display small minor repairs on the back, could have uneven blank margins, might have extraneous fold-lines or other small minor age flaws which do not detract from the visual appeal or value. Condition is carefully considered in arriving at our price.
Great old vintage antique map entirely worthy of hanging for display.
A cartographic depiction captured in a manner entirely unique to this era.
Tri-folded as issued. Scanned open to show plan contained within.
Sheet measures c. 9 3/4" H x 6" W.
Printed area measures c. 9 1/4" H x 5" W