[Ribbon map of New York City: containing a complete description of all the points of interest, time-tables, car routes, hotels, &c.]. New York City.
[Ribbon map of New York City: containing a complete description of all the points of interest, time-tables, car routes, hotels, &c.]
[Ribbon map of New York City: containing a complete description of all the points of interest, time-tables, car routes, hotels, &c.]
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Very Rare Cartographic Business Directory of Broadway

[Ribbon map of New York City: containing a complete description of all the points of interest, time-tables, car routes, hotels, &c.].

St Louis: Coloney, Fairchild & Co, 1867.

Printed in black on five joined sheets, with a running red rule along each side of the strip map. The map identifying over 175 businesses and landmarks along Broadway south of 14th street. Numerous ads, census information, public transportation timetables and more on verso. 1 vols. 118 x 2-3/4 inches. Very Rare Cartographic Business Directory of Broadway. Winds into the original tiger maple canister with metal crank. Conservation and taoe repairs, loss to first few inches (to 34 Broadway below Exchange Place). OCLC: 13559645 (LC). Not in Rumsey. Item #317941

In 1866, St. Louis publishers and mapmakers Coloney and Fairchild issued a ribbon map of the entire length of the Mississippi River, titled Ribbon Map of the Father of Waters. Its commercial success prompted the firm to patent the idea of such ribbon maps and undertake a similar venture to promote the businesses along Broadway in New York City. Approximately 175 businesses and landmarks are identified along the map, including insurance companies, banks, railroad offices, hatters, printers, booksellers, furriers, tailors, hotels, restaurants, theaters and more.

On this example the southernmost tip of Manhattan, south of Exchange Place is wanting, along with the cartouche which appeared on the verso. The only institutional copy recorded is at the Library of Congress; only a single other example of this map has appeared on the market in the last quarter century, similarly lacking the lower tip of Manhattan.

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