Auction 122, Lot 888

"[Lot of 2] Popular Atlas of Los Angeles and Orange County [and] Los Angeles and Vicinity California",

Subject: Los Angeles, California, Atlases

Period: 1915-56


Color: Printed Color

9.5 x 8.3 inches
24.1 x 21.1 cm

The Popular Atlas of Los Angeles and Orange County, published in 1956 by Thomas Bros., Los Angeles, California, is a charming and informative atlas which contains more than 150 maps of L.A. and Orange County. The maps show highways, private roads, existing and proposed streets, address block numbers, parks, schools, points of interest, postal delivery zones and more. Complete street indexes follow both sections, and list the addresses of post offices. Postal zones are identified on maps of Los Angeles County, and the cities of Los Angeles, Inglewood, Long Beach and Glendale. This edition includes a dedication to the late George Copland Thomas. Missing is the folding Freeway and Artery Map, normally found in its slipcase that is still bound into the back of the atlas. 8vo. Softbound in original dark green embossed plastic covers with gilt title on front. The spine is a notebook-style metal coil. Grade A. Most of the pages are lightly toned and several have unobtrusive red pencil notations. Covers are slightly bumped at the corners.

Los Angeles and Vicinity California is a beautifully illustrated tourist booklet containing nearly 80 two-tone lithographic prints, including an attractive panoramic view of the retail and office buildings of the city. The plates include images of buildings, gardens, parks, orange groves and some amusing scenes of a man feeding Ostriches, an Alligator farm and a small boy and girl sneaking a kiss in the orchard. Published by the Reilly and Britton Co., Chicago, IL circa 1915. 8vo. Complete. Softbound in original brown paper covers with decorative embossed title with gilt accents on front. Grade B+. Contents near fine with only minor toning and a few short pencil notations on title page. Paper covers are curled and cracked along the edges and have become detached from the stapled binding.



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Estimate: $130 - $220


Closed on 12/5/2007