Plate 78, Part of Section 5 [Park Ave]
Philadelphia: G.W. Bromley, 1925.
Map. Original Lithograph. 11 1/8 x 16 1/4 inches
This ward map of Manhattan shows the area from E. 53rd Street to E. 47th Street, - on the recto, from Fifth Avenue to Third Ave. On the verso, it depicts from Seventh Ave to Fifth Ave. Notable points on the map include St. Patrick's Cathedral, Saks Department Store, Ward maps were used by fire insurance companies to determine the potential hazards of particular buildings. Color-coding indicates building materials: pink denotes brick and yellow denotes wood. The map was published in Bromley's 1925 Desk top edition of "Atlas of the City of New York, Borough of Manhattan". It is in very good condition with pleasant original coloring. This fine map shows how much New York City has changed--and hasn't--in the last hundred years.