Auction 115, Lot 270

"Rand, McNally's & Co.'s Road Map and Cycling Guide to Westchester County New York", Rand McNally & Co.

Subject: New York

Period: 1896 (published)

Publication:

Color: Black & White

Size:
4.5 x 8.8 inches
11.4 x 22.4 cm

Rare, unlisted pocket map designed for bicyclers. Filled with bicycle related advertisements: Hartford Single-Tube Tires; Columbia Bicycles; Pierce (The Genteel Mount); hotels and road houses, companies specializing in sales and repair, and more. Handy 8vo size, attractive pictorial wrappers with scene of cyclists, 40pp, ads, six folding maps with some color, each bound in accordion style, allowing the cyclist to flip through without unfolding the maps. Apparently an item of some rarity.

References:

Condition: A

Maps and text are very good to fine. Covers with a little soiling, light stamp on front at upper right, front detached, some chips.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/21/2006

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