New York: E. Belcher Hyde, 1912. First edition. Hardcover. With incredibly detailed building by building maps of Manhattan, from Battery Park north to 228th Street. One of the biggest fires in the history of the city is recorded here; page 3 shows the Equitable Building in the heart of the Financial District at Pine and Nassau Streets, which was destroyed on January 9, 1912, with the simple note "Destroyed by Fire". The Asch Building, corner of Greene and Washington Place and scene of the March 25, 1911 fire (known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire) in which 146 garment workers were killed, is indicated here, but without any mention of a fire.
8vo, 472pp, with block & street index, sectional map of Manhattan, and color maps. Original red gilt cloth, lettered in gilt at front cover. Front cover with vertical crease; slt rubbed at spine; maps bright and clean. Very good condition. Item #18216