Auction 114, Lot 736

"County Atlas of California and Nevada…", Fireman's Fund Insurance Co.

Subject: Atlases, California & Nevada

Period: 1909 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

6.8 x 5 inches
17.3 x 12.7 cm

Absolutely fantastic, rare pocket atlas with all counties of California and Nevada, corrected to March, 1909. Paper wrappers, Index to Counties, 58 counties on 30 full-page colored maps. This is a scarce advertising item published by the Fireman's Fund which was, as early as 1909, marketing automobile insurance. Also contains photo-etchings of the Fireman's Fund Building before and after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake noting the building successfully weathered the disaster. The maps were prepared by E.E. Eitel, Draughtsman.

References: Rumsey 4039; Phillips (A) 11353.

Condition: A+

Covers are toned with some spots, but maps and pages are fine.

Estimate: $200 - $300

Sold for: $300

Closed on 3/1/2006