Auction 125, Lot 253

"Florida East Coast Railway, Jacksonville via St. Augustine, Ormond, Palm Beach and Miami to Key West and Havana", Railroad Companies, (Various)

Subject: Florida, Cuba, Bahamas, Railroads

Period: 1911 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
17.3 x 35 inches
43.9 x 88.9 cm

This most uncommon folding railroad timetable map shows the route between Jacksonville to Key West. The rail passes through St. Augustine, Ormond, New Smyrna (Turnbulls Original Settlement), Palm Beach, and Miami, with spurs to Sanford, Orange City and Atlantic Beach. A section view shows the entire route that, given the flatness, serves primarily as a scale for incremental and cumulative mileage. Steam ship connections to Cuba and Nassau are detailed. On verso are extensive timetables plus advertisements for Western Union, The Florida East Coast Hotel, Long Key Fishing Camp with rates starting at $3 a day. The map is handsome in several colors while the timetable side has a solid yellow background. Self folds into covers (4.3" x 9") with pictures of Long Key Fishing Camp and a golf course at Palm Beach. Dated January 9, 1911.

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Condition: B+

Very handsome with bright colors. Several folds are split with small archival tape repairs.

Estimate: $140 - $160

Sold for: $1,600

Closed on 9/24/2008

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