Auction 116, Lot 325

"[Houston Land Promotion Map]",

Subject: Texas, Houston

Period: 1915 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
35 x 31 inches
88.9 x 78.7 cm

This terrific marketing map by C. A. Elmen & Co., Houston is titled "This map shows every section of land in the Houston - Galveston - Beaumont District - The Rain and Orange Belt of South Texas." Company name and office locations are shown with red overprinting. There are portraits of the owners, C. Glenn Nichols and C.A. Elmen, and two photographic vignettes in the upper corners show the "Interior of our Main Office Houston, Texas" and "Exterior of our Main Office Houston, Texas." The map was given free to prospective land buyers and notes that "this 10 county map if bought separately from map makers would cost $1.00 each." Red over printed border, blank verso. Printed by Dorsey Printing Company, Houston. A great real estate promotion map for the Texas collector.

References:

Condition: A

Folding, as issued. A hint of toning on one fold, a little running of red overprinted border along one fold and at side is a small area of ink or a light stain, else fine.

Estimate: $250 - $350

Sold for: $4,000

Closed on 9/20/2006

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