Auction # 32 Closing Tuesday - September 25th, 2018 at 10:00 PM EDT Catalog Lot 243
Auction Local Time: Nov 19, 2018 00:16:46 EST
1939-1940 New York World's Fair Map of "Metropolitan New York and World's Fair 1939" given out by "Esso" (now known as Exxon) picturing the Trylon and Perisphere in front of the New York Skyline. At the bottom is "Colonial Beacon Oil Company" (I assume one of the Esso companies at the time). Open it up and there is a full highway map of the Greater New York, New Jersey area on one side. On the other side are maps of Manhattan, one showing routes to the Fairgrounds with the location of "Official World's Fair Information Booth"(s) on the route and a third map of the fairgrounds with a large arrow pointing to the "Petroleum Industry Building". Size: Closed: 4 1/4" wide by 9 1/2" high. Open: 20 3/4" wide by 28 1/2" high. Condition: Very Fine, a couple of small edge tears and a little soiling.