Auction 123, Lot 345

"Birdseye View of Puget Sound Country and Vicinity Compiled Expressly for Puget Sound Navigation Company",

Subject: Washington

Period: 1910 (circa)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
19.8 x 13.6 inches
50.3 x 34.5 cm

This very attractive map was produced for the Puget Sound Navigation Company and was distributed to the ferry lines' passengers. The map shows railroads, auto roads and electrical lines. A list of 69 towns with their distances from Seattle is along the left border. On verso is a romantic narrative describing the "Beauties and Wonders of Puget Sound", complete with nearly a dozen picturesque black and white photographs of the natural settings within the Sound. Map folds into colorful decorative self-wrappers depicting bathers on the beach with snow-capped mountians in the background.

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Condition: A

A short fold separation has been repaired with archival tape on verso. Some minor toning along folds.

Estimate: $120 - $200

Sold for: $180

Closed on 2/20/2008

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