Map of the Borough of Brooklyn [with] The Red Book Information Guide to Brooklyn


Detailed street map and accompanying guide book of Brooklyn.

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This intricate city map and accompanying guidebook to Brooklyn provide a fascinating snapshot of the New York borough at the height of the Great Depression. The black and white image showcases primary public transportation routes; subway, elevated, street cars, ferry lines, buses and railroads, and individually labels streets, parks, cemeteries and major local industries.

An inset in the lower right extends the image further east, nearly to JFK Airport. The individually numbered boxes within the map correspond to the street index on the verso, as noted in the lower left.

The “Red Book Information Guide,” in which the map was originally issued, is a 192 page pamphlet which includes a comprehensive street guide with further details and extensive lists of local places of interest.

Map Details

Publication Date: 1931

Author: Interstate Map Company

Sheet Width (in): 18.8

Sheet Height (in): 26

Condition: B+

Condition Description: The map originally folded into 40 panels and was tucked into the back of the accompanying guide. Faint wear along fold lines, and a few areas of breakage at fold intersections, but otherwise the map is in very good condition. The Red Book Information Guide is in equally good shape, 192 pages with stapled red paper covers.


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