Auction 130, Lot 305

"Pennsylvania", Geographical Publishing Co.

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1905 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
28 x 16.5 inches
71.1 x 41.9 cm

This is a striking and detailed promotional wall map made for the A.J. Harter piano company of Altoona, PA. The large top panel advertising the pianos they exclusively carry, with a fine illustration of the Florentine Grand piano of the Ivers & Pond Piano Company at center. The lower panel illustrates six pianos. A long list gives 27 specifications for these "High Grade Pianos" with pricing from $175 to $1,000. The map of Pennsylvania is highly detailed and beautifully colored by county. A portion of the verso is an index to counties and towns. An uncommon advertising map.

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Condition: A+

Bright coloring with top and bottom metal strips and red piping at sides intact. The original brass hanging rings are intact. A little creasing visible in blank area at top, still fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180

Sold for: $80

Closed on 12/2/2009

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