Auction 117, Lot 229

"E-Z Guide Map of Los Angeles California with Patent Indicator Showing at a Glance the Exact Location of Banks, Apartment Houses, Depots, Railway Offices, Stores and Street Locations", Anon.

Subject: California - Los Angeles

Period: 1915 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

16.4 x 12.6 inches
41.7 x 32 cm

This remarkable map of Los Angeles is drawn on a circle with a paper location indicator centered on a metal rivet. The map extends to include Ascot Park, Hollywood, Highland Park, Boyle Heights, and Huntington Park. Locates Hollywood Cemetery, Elysian Park, East Lake Park, Evergreen Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Exposition Park, South Park, Griffith Park and more. The map features a unique, and remarkably easy to use, locating pointer that is indexed to the nearly 2,000 place names on verso. The circle has 96 numbers around the circumference and the pointer has the letters A to Z. The combination of the two determines exact locations. To the left of the circle is a metropolitan map of the L.A. area, with north oriented to the left. It extends from about today's Malibu to Naples on the coast. This map's inland view extends further east to include Pomona, Ontario and beyond Cucamonga. In addition to the extensive index on the reverse there are listings (with location key) for Railway Stations and Ticket Offices, Important Buildings, Hotels and Apartments, Parks, Moving Pictures Houses (13), and Theaters. Printed on stiff paper, it folds into self-wrappers with a bank building on the cover and "Compliments of German American Trust and Savings Bank."


Condition: A

The map itself is near fine. The reverse which is the cover when folded has a some abrasions.

Estimate: $100 - $200

Sold for: $110

Closed on 12/6/2006