Auction 111, Lot 765

"Clason's Touring Atlas of the Unite States with Road Maps of Every State and Ontario and Quebec, Canada", Clason Map Company

Subject: Road Atlas

Period: 1926 (published)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
16 x 12 inches
40.6 x 30.5 cm

This is an early automobile road atlas with paper cover and alternate title "Best Roads of All States Across the Continent Motor Atlas. Paved Roads - Road Distances." Cover with a pictorial ad for "Pep Boys," shortly after the founding of the company and showing 5 locations in Philadelphia and one in Camden. Remarkably, their logo is virtually identical to the one used today. On the inside front cover is a double-page advertisement "Points of Interest in Philadelphia for Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition Visitors," and another full-page ad with the same title is on the back cover. Maps are printed in blue and generally measure 14" x 11". A very fine and early highway atlas.

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Condition: A+

An exceptionally fine copy.

Estimate: $120 - $180

Sold for: $275

Closed on 6/8/2005

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