New York Subway

Private Maps

This is the second part of a catalogue of maps of the underground railway system of New York. Index to this page:

OFFICIAL MAPS: IRT

Published Dated Title & Description S
1904 "1904" "New York Subway"
Map unsigned
Included in the hardcover book authored by the IRT to celebrate the opening of the subway. Published by McGraw Publishing Co., New York. See scans: huge (3.5 Mb), large (532 Kb), and medium (98 Kb).
See comparison with grey-tone facsimile edition of 1970.
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1925 "1925" "Routes of the INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY" e
1927/05/02 "May 2nd, 1927" "Routes of the INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY"
Map signed: "J.W.G."
Ohman Map Co., Inc. 258 Broadway N.Y.
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1928 "1928" "Routes of the INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY" e
1932/07/01 "July 1st, 1932" "Routes of the INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY"
Map signed: "H.L.S." and "J.W.G." but the latter small.
(Map completely redrawn, but to the same design! No mention of the Ohman Map Co.
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1937/09 "9-15-37" "Routes of the INTERBOROUGH RAPID TRANSIT COMPANY"
Map signed: "H.L.S." and "J.W.G." but the latter shrunk to illegibility.
Overprint: "NOTE - - Sixth Ave. El. line discontinued south of 59th St. Station. Use 9th Ave. El. or Broadway - Seventh Ave. subway."
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As above but overprinted: "NOTE - - Sixth Ave. El. line discontinued south of 59th St. Station. Use 9th Ave. El. or Broadway - Seventh Ave. subway." P


OFFICIAL MAPS: BMT

New York Rapid Transit Corp., 385 Flatbush Avenue Extension, at DeKalb Avenue, Brooklyn.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1924 "1924" on map "BMT LINES
Scan shown on BMT Lines.
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1925 "1925" on map "BMT LINES"
Issued by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation, 85 Clinton Street, Brooklyn.
Map not signed. The design was subsequently reused in Plachy's 1928 map, but the draughtsmanship in this 1925 map is different and inferior. My guess is that it is the work of another hand.
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1928 1928 "MAP and GUIDE
to BMT LINES"
Map signed by G.V. Plachy.
Issued by BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division, 385 Flatbush Avenue, NYC.
Shows: Line under construction through Broad Street to Chambers Street. The design is essentially the same as for the 1925, but the draughtsmanship and lettering are superior. System changes: the elevated Flushing line has been completed from Alburtis Avenue to Main Street, and the subway 14th St - Canarsie Line has been completed from Montrose Avenu to Broadway Junction; on the Myrtle Line, Grand Avenue ceases to be a local transfer station, while Washington Avenue and Myrtle Avenue become transfer stations. Name changes: Van Sicklen Avenue corrected to Van Siclen Avenue. The North-South compass is much less ornate.
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1930 (None) "BMT LINES
Scan of the cover only shown on BMT Lines.
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1933/06 100 M--6-33 "MAP and GUIDE
to BMT LINES"
Map signed by G.V. Plachy.
Issued by BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division, 385 Flatbush Avenue, NYC.
Shows: No lines under construction.
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c.1937 (None) "MAP and GUIDE
to BMT LINES"
Map not signed, but clearly Plachy's handiwork.
Issued by BMT Lines, Rapid Transit Division, 385 Flatbush Avenue, NYC.
Shows: No lines under construction. This is very similar to the June 1933 map, but with these changes: Plachy's signature is omitted (although the draughtsmanship and lettering are clearly still his); the date code is omitted; in the key, "Express Transfer Station" is above "Local Transfer Station", not vice versa as in the earlier maps.
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1937/09 "100M 9-37" "BMT LINES"

[Detailed scans from an eBay auction: front & back covers (90Kb), part of map (92Kb)]
Scan of the cover only shown on BMT Lines.
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1939/04 "500M 4-39" "BMT RAPID TRANSIT LINES | TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE WORLD'S FAIR | and OTHER POINTS OF INTEREST | NEW YORK"
Map not signed.
"Operated by New York Rapid Transit Corp."
Printed by the Tabard Press, Inc., NYC.
Shows: LIRR extended from Queens to Penn Station. (Note: The Transit Museum made 1000 copies of a reproduction of this map in 1980, some of which were circulated in eBay as the real thing. [Source: posting by Zman179 on SubTalk, 27th November 2001.] Another reproduction was designated "Reprinted 1976". [Posting by Train Dude.])
The map is basically Plachy's handiwork, but with some annotations added in another hand, in red.
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OFFICIAL MAPS: IND

None.


OFFICIAL MAPS: COMPILATIONS

In this section, I've listed commercial publications that included reproductions of the official IRT, BMT, and IND maps.

Hamill's guide

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1929 1929 HAMILL'S The SUBWAYS of NEW YORK"
32-page booklet, published by Frederick Hamill, New York.
[Cover scans: 7Kb, 70Kb, and 3.6Mb.]
  • Centrefold pages (pp 16-17) comprises a map of the BMT system
    [Scans: 39Kb, 212Kb, and 2.7Mb.];
  • page 22 shows the East-Side IRT, and page 23 shows the West-Side IRT
    [Scans: 11Kb, 66Kb, and 0.9Mb.].

The maps do not bear copyright notices. Judging from the appearance of each map, however, they are clearly reprints of the official maps IRT, BMT and IND maps.
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New York Savings Bank

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1934 1934 "Things Worth Knowing"
32-page booklet. This includes black-and-white maps of the IRT, BMT,and IND systems. The maps do not bear copyright notices. Judging from the appearance of each map, however, they are clearly reprints of the official maps IRT, BMT and IND maps.
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COMMERCIAL MAPS

Hagstrom's Maps

Hagstrom Company Incorporated, founded 1916. Published and sold subway maps under its own name (originally with distinctive black card covers), and produced maps for other companies.

Hagstrom's map: own badge

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1932 ? I've not seen this map, but Bob Sklar mentioned it in a SubTalk posting. S
1936 ? I've not seen this map either, but Kevin Walsh mentioned it in a SubTalk posting, noting that a reproduction of this map was included in Volume I of John Landers' published set of 12 Transit Maps of NY. S
1940 (No printed date) Title cartouche has nothing printed in it, but does contain: rubber-stamped "New York City Information Center | Pershing Square at 42nd Street | Telephone Vanderbilt 6-6070", and hand-written "Leland J. Audlin | March 1, 1940". The map is pre-unification, as the three lines are described thus:
"I.R.T. LINES | Owned and operated by Interborough Rapid Transport"
B.M.T. LINES | Owned and operated by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corp.
8TH AVE. LINES (INDEPENDENT SYS.) | Owned and operated by City of New York."
As the three systems were unified in June 1940, the hand-written date of circa March 1940 seems reasonable.
The sheet is printed on one side only.

Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 20 Vesey Street, NYC.
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1941/09 (No printed date)
Ref. "C-SH".
"Hagstrom's Midget Subway Map of New York"
Reference to "War Bonds" suggests date of circa 1944.
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 20 Vesey Street, NYC.
Unlike them main series of Hagstrom subway maps, which had black card covers to protect the paper map, the Midget map has no such covers and is vulnerable to wear and tear.
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1942/08 (No date)
Ref. "M-SA".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 20 Vesey Street, NYC.
Price: 25 cents
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1947/08 Cover: no date.
"As of Aug. 1947"
Ref. "C-SO ".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 20 Vesey Street, NYC.
Includes "Service Information" panels at bottom.
Price: 25 cents
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1947/08 Cover: no date.
"As of Aug. 1947"
Ref. "C-SO ".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 20 Vesey Street, NYC.
Includes "Service Information" panels at bottom.
Price: 25 cents, overlaid by 35 cents sticker.
Cover has sticker: "J.L. Smith & Co. - Maps, Established 1868 | 1727 Sansom Street, Philadelphia."
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1952/03 Cover: no date.
"As of March 1952"
Ref. "G-TA ".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 311 Broadway, NYC.
Price: 35 cents
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1955/09 (No date)
Ref. "C-TT ".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 311 Broadway, NYC.
Price: 35 cents
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1957/05 (No date)
Ref. "T-TO".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 311 Broadway, NYC.
Price: 35 cents
Changes: Includes Rockaway Line Extension
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1960/06 (No date)
Ref. "R-RX".
"Hagstrom's Map of NEW YORK SUBWAYS
ELEVATED LINES"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 311 Broadway, NYC.
Price: 60 cents
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1997 "© 1997".
Ref. "?"
(on back cover)
"New York Subways"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 46-35 45th Rd, Maspeth, NY.
Price: $2.95
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2000/09 "© 2000".
Ref. "C-XX-PR-1699"
(on back cover)
"New York Subways"
Publisher: Hagstrom Company Inc., 46-35 45th Rd, Maspeth, NY.
Price: $2.95
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Hagstrom's map: New York City badge

The earliest official maps of the unified system were actually designed by Hagstrom's. They were issued from the 1940s until 1956 (or 1957?) by the Board of Transportation of the City of New York, and later the New York City Transit Authority. These maps have been listed above in the section on Official maps: post-unification.

Hagstrom's map: Chemical Bank badge

The Chemical Bank issued promotional leaflets that included Hagstrom's subway map. See Chemical Bank.

Hagstrom's map: South Brooklyn Savings Bank badge

The South Brooklyn Savings Bank issued promotional leaflets that included Hagstrom's subway map. See South Brooklyn Savings Bank.

Hagstrom's map: New York Telephone Company badge

The New York Telephone Company issued promotional leaflets that, in its earlier editions, included Hagstrom's subway map. See New York Telepone Company.

Hagstrom's map: Hotel Stanford badge

The Hotel Stanford issued a promotional leaflet that included Hagstrom's colour subway map. See Hotel Stanford.

Hagstrom's map: Knott Hotels badge

The Knott Hotels issued promotional leaflets that, in its earlier editions, included Hagstrom's monochrome subway map. See Knott Hotels.


John Tauranac

John Tauranac is famous for his role as chairman (succeeding Fred Wilkinson) of the MTA committee that led to the redesign of the official New York subway map in the 1970s. The new map was executed by Mike Hertz and issued in 1979. When Mr Tauranac subsequently left the MTA, he set up his own company, producing and selling subway maps his own way.
Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1990 © 1990 Subway Map
The New York Traveler
Three Maps in One:
  • Weekdays
  • Evenings and Weekends
  • Late Nights
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1993 © 1991, 1993 Subway Map

Multilingual: English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese.
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1998 1998 "New York City
Manhattan Buses and Subways"
Laminated
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PROMOTIONAL MAPS

I have taken my information on bank history from Bob Kerstein's scripophily.com web site.


Brooklyn Savings Bank map

The bank has the following history:
1827NYS Chartered Brooklyn Savings Bank founded.
1981/12/15Merged to another bank.
The map cover for the Brooklyn Savings Bank editions states a founding date of 1827. The institution is unrelated to the South Brooklyn Savings Bank, which also issued a promotional subway map in the 1936 (q.v.). The map is by Hagstrom Company, Inc., and seems to be identical to that issued at the same time by the rival South Brooklyn Savings Bank.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1930/H2 (None) "Rapid Transit Map of Greater New York"
Green card cover, with map mounted inside.
Issued by the Brooklyn Savings Bank.
Map by Hagstrom. No date code.
Dating: Map shows the IND from West 4th Street to 2nd Avenue (opened 1st January 1936) and IND Court Street stub (opened 9th April 1936); but shows as under construction the Queens line east of Roosevelt Avenue (opened 31st December 1936).
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Chemical Bank maps

The bank had the following succession of names:
1824Chemical Bank founded by the New-York Chemical Manufacturing Company (although Bob Kerstein says 1823).
1954/10/15Became the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank.
1959/09/01Became the Chemical Bank New York Trust Company (in short, Chemical New York)
1969/02/17Changed name.
1996/07/14Took current name, the Chase Manhattan Bank
The map cover for the Corn Exchange Bank editions states a founding date of 1824, which refers to the original predecessor institution, the Chemical Bank. (Note: in 1954, this bank merged with the Corn Exchange Bank Trust Company, which issued a subway map by C.S. Hammond in for the World's Fair in 1939. q.v.)

I have two undated specimens of the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank's editions before and after June 1956 (when the Rockaway line opened). And one specimen of the Chemical New York's map, from 1964 commemorating the World's Fair of 1964/5. All three map designs are by Hagstrom. The c.1955 map is interesting in using Hagstrom's less common 'skinny line' design.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
c.1955 (None) "New York City Subway Map & Guide"
Yellow and white cover.
Issued by the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank.
Dating: after October 1954, when the Bank took this name; before June 1956, when the Rockaway line opened.
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c. 1957 (None) "New York City Subway Map"
Issued by the Chemical Corn Exchange Bank.
Red and black cover.
Dating: After June 1956, when the Rockaway line opened; before September 1959, when the Bank dropped this name.
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1964 1964 "Visitor's Guide to New York: World's Fair."
Issued by the Chemical Bank New York Trust Company.
Blue and white cover, brown lettering.
Hagstrom map has no date code.
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Corn Exchange Bank map

Succession of bank names:
1853Corn Exchange Bank founded.
1929/05/01Became the Corn Exchange Bank Trust Company.
1954/10/15Merged to become Chemical Corn Exchange Bank (q.v.).
The map cover states a founding date of 1853.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1939 1939 "Map of Greater New York"
Yellow, black, and cover.
Issued by the Corn Exchange Bank Trust Company.
Large sheet, which geographic map of New York City on one side, and a subway map on the other. Both by C.S. Hammond.
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Ozalid Corporation map

The Ozalid Corporation manufactured office printing machines. They had a stand at the World's Fair of 1939, and produced this promotional map for the Fair.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1939 1939 "An Automobile and Transit Map of the NEW YORK WORLD'S FAIR"
Black-and-white cover.
Issued by the Ozalid Corporation.
Road map on one side, subway map on the other, both by Hagstrom.
Unusually small (9.5 x 11 inches) full-colour map by Hagsrom. Omits southern part of Brooklyn. No date code.
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The Seamen's Bank for Savings maps

The Seamen's Bank for Savings in the City of New York was founded in 1829; it shortened its name to the Seamen's Bank for Savings in 1972, and became the Federal Seamen's Bank for Savings in 1983; finally, it merged with Chase Manhattan in 1990. It was based in 74 Wall Street, New York. Subway maps were issued for at least the years 1928 to 1965. The general details were as follows:

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
c.1928
to
c.1931
Ohman Map Co. Inc., 258 Broadway NY. No explicit date or code. (a) The earlier specimen shows the BMT line under construction from Melrose to Broadway Junction, which segment opened on 14th July 1928. (b) The later specimen has advertising copy line: "'A Century of Service' 1829-1931" on back cover. Card cover with no illustration: writing on plain background.
1930s George J. Nostrand, 258 Broadway NYC. Specimen advertised in eBay, ascribed to 1936.
No date or code. The Bank's resources are stated as $160 million, which is higher than the value of $125 million stated for the 1931 map. Anonymous line drawing of a sailing ship
1941
to
1965
General Drafting Co., Inc., 21 West Street, NYC. "Designed exclusively for The Seamen's Bank for Savings" There is a code number MMYY in a bottom corner (sometimes left, sometimes right), e.g. "760" = July 1960. Anonymous colour reproductions of paintings by Gordon Grant. From 1941-1946, there is a montage of five modes of transport (sail boat, steam boat, car, elevated train, and subway train). From 1957-1964, there is a single picture of boats passing under Brooklyn Bridge.

The maps in the main series, from 1941 to 1965, are finely drawn and printed. The map itself has a compass containing a copy of one of Grant's paintings, and numerous line drawings -- which might, perhaps, also have been done by Grant.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1925-8 (None) RAPID TRANSIT MAP of GREATER NEW YORK
Cover: brown card, no illustration.
Map design: Ohman Map Company, Inc., 258 Broadway NY
Issued by: The Seamen's Bank for Savings, 76 Wall Street, NY.
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c.1928 (None) RAPID TRANSIT MAP of GREATER NEW YORK
Cover: green card, no illustration.
Map design: Ohman Map Company, Inc., 258 Broadway NY
Issued by: The Seamen's Bank for Savings, 74 Wall Street, NY (according to cover, although the map still says 76 Wall Street).
(Note change of address from 76 to 74 Wall Street.)
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1931 1931 RAPID TRANSIT MAP of GREATER NEW YORK
Cover: brown card, no illustration.
Map design: Ohman Map Company, Inc., 258 Broadway NY
Issued by: The Seamen's Bank for Savings, 76 Wall Street, NY.
(Both cover and map now say 76 Wall Street.)
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1936? ? RAPID TRANSIT MAP of GREATER NEW YORK
Cover: green card, no illustration.
Map design: George J. Nostrand, 258 Broadway NYC.
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c.1937 (None) RAPID TRANSIT MAP of GREATER NEW YORK
Cover: orange card, line drawing of ship.
Map design: George J. Nostrand, 258 Broadway NYC.
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1941/03 Code "341" "NEW YORK CITY
Rapid Transit Lines
Principal Auto Routes"
Cover: illustration of 5 modes of transport
Map design: General Drafting Co., Inc., 21 West Street, NY.
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1943/09 Code "943" P
1946/01 Code "146" P
1949/01 Code "149" 0
1957/01 January 1957
Code "157W"
"NEW YORK CITY
Rapid Transit Lines
Principal Auto Routes"
Cover: illustration of Brooklyn Bridge.
Map design: General Drafting Co., Inc., Convent Station, NJ.
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1959/05 June 1959
Code "W559-11A"
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1960/07 September 1960
Code "W760-11A"
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1962/10 Code "W1062-11A" P
1964/05 Code "W564-11A" P
1965/09 Code "W965-11A" P


South Brooklyn Savings Bank map

1850/04/10NYS Chartered South Brooklyn Savings Bank founded.
1975/06/02Merged to another bank.
The map cover for the South Brooklyn Savings Bank editions states a founding date of 1850. The institution is unrelated to the Brooklyn Savings Bank, which also issued a promotional subway map in the 1936 (q.v.). The map is by Hagstrom Company, Inc., and seems to be identical to that issued at the same time by the rival Brooklyn Savings Bank.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1936/H2 (None) "RAPID TRANSIT MAP of Greater New York"
Dating: Map shows the IND from West 4th Street to 2nd Avenue (opened 1st January 1936) and IND Court Street stub (opened 9th April 1936); but shows as under construction the Queens line east of Roosevelt Avenue (opened 31st December 1936).
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New York Savings Bank

New York Savings Bank, Eighth Avenue and 14th Street, New York. Founded 1854. The map is copyright by the Bank, but no designer is named.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1933 "© 1933"
(on back)
"The SUBWAYS of NEW YORK"
"East-Side West-Side all around the town under the Sidewalks of New York"
Designer: signed Murray Collos
Size: 10.3 x 17.3 inches, folded into six panels.
The main map is a full-colour map of the elevated and subway lines, occupying all of one side of the sheet. The key refers to 8th Ave. Sub. (red), I.R.T. (blue), 14th St Line (grey), B.M.T. (yellow). Map also includes a few sections of elevated line, plus the Hudson Tubes system, although they are not in the key. Reverse side has detailed street map around the bank
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1939 "© 1939". "The SUBWAYS of NEW YORK"
"East-Side West-Side all around the town under the Sidewalks of New York"
Size: 10.3 x 17.3 inches, folded into six panels.
Changes: Map wholly redrawn but following same design. Murray Collos' name omitted. In key: 14th St Line changed from grey to black, and elevated lines (thin black) added. On reverse side: street map omitted.
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1943 "© 1943". "Maps of SUBWAYS and BUS LINES of NEW YORK"
Size: 10.3 x 17.3 inches, folded into nine panels.
Publisher & copyright: New York Savings Bank.
Changes: Sheet folded into nine squat panels instead of four elegantly long panels; omission of long, elegant drawing of skyscrapers from front cover. Key: omits 14th St Line. The reverse includes a three-panel map of Bus Lines and Trolley Lines, the bottom right-hand corner of which has the code "G-SG".
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Union Dime Savings Bank

Union Dime Savings Bank, 6th Avenue at 40th Street, NY. Founded 1859. Map designed by Stephen J Voorhies.

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1940 © 1940 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1948 © 1948 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1954 © 1954 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1955 © 1955 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1957 © 1957 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1958 Effective April 8, 1960© 1958 NEW YORK SUBWAYS P
1961/07 Effective July 1961
© 1961
NEW YORK SUBWAYS P


The Franklin Savings Bank

The map shows the Independent Subway ("IND", or "8th Avenue Subway").

Date Variants S
1931 - P
1937 no o/p P
o/p erasure of text P


YMCA

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
195x (None) A Ready Reference Map of SUBWAY AND ELEVATED TRANSIT LINES
George J. Nostrand, 258 Broadway, NY
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Broadway Central Hotel

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1908-1914 (None) New Map of New York City
The map shows the IRT tunnel to Joralemon Street, which opened in 1908. But it does not show any of the BMT lines that opened in 1915.
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Hotel Bristol

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1922/05 May 1922 Map of New York
Designer of street map: E.R. Trott, 1913.
Designer of subway map: not known.
Note: The map is signed in blue "Copyright 1913 by E.R. Trott" but the back cover is suffixed "May 1922". Overprinted on the blue street map are red subway lines and an arrowed label for the Hotel Bistol. The subway lines include the 60th Street Tubes, which opened in 1920, so it's likely that the subway lines were at a date much closer to May 1922. The back cover comprises an advertisement for the Hotel Bristol; the two remaining panels comprise a detailed street map around the Hotel Bristol. So, although the front cover says "Compliments of the Hudson River Day Line", most of the leaflet concerns the Hotel Bristol and I guess was sponsored by the hotel.
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1923/02 (None) Map of New York
Designer of street map: E.R. Trott, 1913.
Designer of subway map: not known.
This appears to be essentially the same as the 1922 map, but truncated at 110th and also truncated slightly east and west; and shrunk slightly. No change in the subway lines. Unlike the 1922 map, this one is "Compliments of the Hotel Bristol".
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Hotel Westminster

Hotel Westminster, 420 West 116th St, NYC.
Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1925/02 (None) "Guide and Map of New York"
Designer: E.R. Trott
Subway and elevated lines shown by uniform red lines, against a blue-line street plan. Different symbols for subway express stations, subway local stations, and elevated stations.
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Hotel Stanford

Hotel Stanford, 43 West 32nd Street. Map by Hagstroms.
Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1956/05 Ref. "R-TS". "Map of Greater New York Subway Systems"
Designer: Hagstroms
Dating: shows IND line to Euclid station (which opened April 1956), but does not show the line to Far Rockaway (which opened June 1956).
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The Knott Hotels

The Knott Hotels, 222 West 23rd Street, NY. Maps by Hagstrom.
Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
c. 1930 (None) "New York City Map"
"Copyright by Hagstrom Map Company Inc., 50 Vesey St, New York City"
Monochrome line drawing, with overprinted red circled numbers denoting the locations of Knott Hotels. IRT is a solid black line, BMT is a broken black-and-white line, but the key does not name them. Dating: The 42nd Street BMT from Times Square to Grand Central (which opened March 1927) is shown, but the 14th Street BMT from 6th to 8th (which opened 30 May 1931) is not yet shown.
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c. 1950 (None) "New York City Map"
"Prepared by by Hagstrom Map Company Inc." (but "Copyright by Knott Hotels Corporation".
Monochrome line drawing, with overprinted pink for urban areas of Manhattan, green for parks, blue for East River and Hudson River, and grey for the other land masses. IRT is a solid red line, BMT is a broken line, IND is a more broken line, and the 3rd Avenue elevated line is a thin red line. Bus lines are shown in black broken lines; railroad lines are solid black lines. The map is aesthetically impoverished and hard to read: it is completely different from the quality maps that Hagstrom is famous for.
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New York Telephone Company

Early maps in this series were designed by Hagstrom.
Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
unknown (None) Map of NEW YORK CITY SUBWAYS AND ELEVATED LINES"
Blue cover
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pre-1955 (None) Map of New York City Subway and Elevated Lines P
1955/07 7-55 Map of New York City Subway and Elevated Lines e
1959/02 2-59 "Map of New York City Subway and Elevated Lines" P
A variant of the previous map: the writing inside the cartouche is red rather than black, and there is a red overprinted advert. P
1960/12 12-60 Map of New York City Subway and Elevated Lines P

There are also these one-off items:

Published Date
or code
Title & Description S
1953/07 July 13 to 17, 1953 Map of NEW YORK CITY
SUBWAY and ELEVATED LINES
1953 IMPERIAL COUNCIL SESSION NEW YORK
MECCARABIA
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1964 (None) FUN at the FAIR ... where and how to find it
(includes subway map)
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