Auction 124, Lot 133

"Map Showing the Lines of the Bell Telephone Company in the United States and Canada",

Subject: United States

Period: 1904 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

39 x 25 inches
99.1 x 63.5 cm

Large heliotype folding map showing the extent of American Telephone & Telegraph Co.'s network of communication lines primarily within the United States. AT&T's long distance lines are shown in green and the connecting lines from the other Bell Telephone Companies are shown in red overprinting. An early telephone map in remarkable condition.


Condition: A

The map has a few fold intersection splits, some closed on verso with archival tape, and a small area of residual adhesive on verso where the map was originally mounted in a pocket cover. Otherwise a fine example of a rarely seen map.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $150

Closed on 5/7/2008