Auction 117, Lot 314

"New Map of Philadelphia Showing the System of Lines of the Union Traction Co. in Philadelphia", Smith, J.L.

Subject: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Period: 1899 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

27.5 x 40 inches
69.9 x 101.6 cm

Title continues "As furnished by W.F. Twining, Chief Engineer of the Union Traction Company." This is a fantastic city plan with a large grid of trolley lines printed in four different colors. The colors indicate the trolley service provider - Phila. Traction Co., Peoples Traction Co., Electric Traction Co., or the Hestonville, Mantua & Fairmount Pass. R.R. Co. The map folds into gilt-stamped cloth covers with the title "Smith's Map of Philadelphia Trolley Lines." Published by J.L. Smith, Map Publishers, 27 South Sixth Street in Philadelphia. With fine advertising label on inside cover showing a Smith salesman selling maps.


Condition: B

Map has some fold intersection splits and a few fold separations. The top horizontal fold has some long splits without loss and easy to repair, else very good. The covers are a little rubbed with two light stains.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $190

Closed on 12/6/2006