Auction 125, Lot 175

"Bird's Eye View of Trolley Routes in New England", Walker, George H. & Co.

Subject: New England

Period: 1907 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
14 x 21 inches
35.6 x 53.3 cm

A scarce and very colorful bird's-eye view map of eastern New England with the trolley lines highlighted in red overprinting. Newport and Providence are at bottom, Boston near the middle, Portland near the top and on the horizon are Lewiston and Laconia. Legend identifies Electric Railroads, Steam Railroads, and Parks. Seven inset maps detail important routes. On the verso are twelve panels of local advertisements. Folds into soft engraved covers (4 x 7.5). Published by the New England Street Railway Club of Boston. A most uncommon promotional pocket map.

References:

Condition: A+

Map is clean and bright with no flaws. The cover is also near fine with a signature of a former owner on front cover above title.

Estimate: $150 - $200

Sold for: $210

Closed on 9/24/2008

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