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View, New York City, Bird’s-Eye Pictorial, Bronx Zoo, Antique Print, 1913

William Adickes (after)
Panorama of the New York Zoological Park
E. Byron Bayne, New York: 1913
Signed in matrix lower left
17.5 x 29 inches including margins
21.25 x 33 inches, including linen backing sheet
Price on request

A colorful and highly detailed bird’s-eye view map of the Bronx Zoo, then known as the New York Zoological Park. The zoo’s buildings, paths, and ponds are included and labeled. Animals are also visible in the outdoor enclosures: ducks in the ponds, birds in the Flying Cage, sea lions in their outdoor pool, and elephants, rhinos, deer, elk, foxes, wolves, bears, sheep, alligators, camels, and bison, among others. Information to help visitors navigate the large, wooded grounds includes the entrance pavilions, the subway terminal, and facilities such as restrooms, restaurants, administrative buildings and the boat house. Pedestrians are shown walking on the paths. The panoramic view stretches into the distance showing some of the surrounding roads and houses in the Bronx.

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The image is surrounded by a double ruled border and titled in the lower margin, with the artist’s signature and the publisher’s copyright notice in matrix, lower left and right. The print was apparently sold folded as a pocket map within paper covers or a guidebook, or as an unfolded version that was advertised as printed on “heavy double coated paper, suitable for framing, sent by post in mailing tube.”

Full publication information: “Drawing by Wm. Adickes, Newark, N.J. Copyright 1913 by, E. Byron Bayne, Publisher.”

Condition: Generally very good with the usual overall light toning, wear, handling. Originally folded as issued; recently professionally mounted on archival linen to flatten folds, and leaving extra linen margins for framing.


David Rumsey Map Collection. (28 September 2022).

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20th Century