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by Toy Lasker


Toy Lasker was the founder and publisher of Flashmaps, Inc., a company that created thematic maps and guidebooks which focused on topics of interest to residents, tourists and the business community. She produced 3 million maps of various major cities and popular tourist destinations before selling the company to Random House in 1987. Lasker conceived and designed the maps displayed here in 1967, partnering with New York Magazine to create this cartographic key to Manhattan art galleries, museums, restaurants, parks, theatres, shops and transportation. These popular maps were used decades ago as smartphones are used today – helping visitors locate their places of interest. 
P.h.D. research by Kiara M Firpi Carrión

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3rd of March, 2020

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