Springfield, MA: Nirenstein's National Realty Map Co. . Original edition. Hardcover. 102 leaves, including 50 double-page maps of the downtown retail shopping districts of cities in New Jersey, New York, Maryland, Delaware, and the District of Columbia; text, maps and illustrations (from aerial photographs) printed in blue-green ink throughout; large folio (27 x 20 inches), red and black cloth lettered in gilt, leather index tabs at fore-edges of leaves. Fine, virtually as new in original mailing box. Bound without Springfield section. Fine. Item #21578
Nirenstein's real estate atlases provide an interesting snapshot of the state of urban developement in the mid 20th century. The retail centers of 41 cities are mapped, photographed, and analyzed. The publisher's price in 1947 was $250, a significant expense in 1946 and no doubt a contributing factor to the scarcity of these volumes today.