C1939

The Reaches of New York City.

Mapmaker:

Albert H. Bumstead (1874 - 1940)

Very decorative pre-world war II map of New York surrounded by numerous portraits of famous persons. Inset of South Jersey at lower right.

$A 495

S/N: TNGM-POST-MAP-NY–231013
(RW01-B-LF)
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Full Title:

The Reaches of New York City.

Date:

C1939

Mapmaker:

Albert H. Bumstead (1874 - 1940)

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured engraving.

Image Size: 

637mm 
x 720mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Reaches of New York City. - Vintage Map from 1939

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1939

Description:

Very decorative pre-world war II map of New York surrounded by numerous portraits of famous persons. Inset of South Jersey at lower right.

Mapmaker:

Albert Hoit Bumstead (1875-1940)

Bumstead was an American cartographer and inventor, born in Boston in 1875, and attended Worcester Academy. He went  to Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and studied civil engineering. After WPI, he was a surveyor for the U.S. Geological Survey. In 1912, he was the topographer of the Yale University expedition to Peru, and by 1916 he was a cartographer at the National Geographic Society. 

Bumstead invented three sun compasses used by Admiral Richard Byrd and by the Navy aviators in the Arctic expedition led by Donald MacMillan. In addition, he developed a method for making marble bas-reliefs from photographs using a dual vision device, a prime with two reflecting surfaces.  

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