Map of Bronx Zoo


Postwar pictorial overview of the Bronx Zoo.

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This charming and easy-to-read map provides an illustrated snapshot of the Bronx Zoo sometime between the years of 1945 and 1951. The date range is provided by the solitary Giant Panda described on the verso. It was one of two, Pan-Dee and Pan-Dah, donated to the zoo by the wife of Chiang Kai Shek.

Other attractions, sketched in profile, include elephants, hippos, okapi, and two baby gorillas; described as “just about as interesting as animals can be.” While the animals seem to be enjoying themselves, humorous vignettes show a number of guests in amusing and uncomfortable situations.


Map Details

Publication Date: c. 1947

Author: New York Zoological Society

Sheet Width (in): 13.90

Sheet Height (in): 10.90

Condition: B+

Condition Description: Creasing and moderate wear along originally issued fold lines, including about 5" of separation that has been repaired on the verso with archival tape.


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