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Lot 231: (NEW YORK CITY - QUEENS.) Hyde, E. Belcher. Miniature atlas of Far Rockaway and Rockaway Beach.

MAPS & ATLASES; NATURAL HISTORY; PLATE BOOKS

by Swann Auction Galleries

December 8, 2016

New York, NY, USA

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Description: (NEW YORK CITY - QUEENS.) Hyde, E. Belcher. Miniature atlas of Far Rockaway and Rockaway Beach. 119 hand-colored lithographed maps (8 double-page), title, explanatory leaf, 6 pp. index. 8vo, 10x6 1/2 inches, original brown cloth, lettered in gilt on upper cover, front board just starting, minimal fray at corners, light staining; contents clean, few pencil and red ink annotations throughout. Phillips 4939. New York, 1912

Notes: Curious and charming miniature atlas of early 20th-century Far Rockaway, Queens. This compact block by block presentation offers a comprehensive record of the area including streets, railroads, utility stations, estates, schools, hotels, bathhouses, casinos and bungalows along the Rockaway Beach fronts.

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