MTA Transit Map, 1979 Print

MTA Transit Map, 1979 Print

Item # 18181-20
  • $37.00

"MTA New York City Transit Map" 1979. Designed by John Tauranac of the MTA, working with Michael Hertz.

Reproduced from the collection of the New York Transit Museum

In response to widespread public dissatisfaction with the geometric, abstract design introduced in 1972, the MTA developed a new map in time for the subway's 75th anniversary. After community and committee meetings, and testing a prototype, the result, which emphasized the city's geography, was more realistic, and easier to read. The map also introduced a new color-coding system based on trunk lines rather than individual routes.

Pictured to the left framed.

Available in the following sizes:

16x20" for $33 unframed
16x20" for $104.50 framed
22x28" for $66 unframed
22x28" for $165 framed
Size in inches Height x Width

Paper: 16 x 20 Image: 10 15/16 x 15
Paper: 22 x 28 Image: 16 x 22

Classic black frame measures 1 1/16" wide.

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