Auction 134, Lot 227

"Map of Berkeley Alameda County Cal.",

Subject: Berkeley, California

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Black & White

13.8 x 13 inches
35.1 x 33 cm

This scarce promotional pocket map was published by Lawton & Albee to promote real estate in the city. The map has red over-printing to locate their real estate office and also Pond's Pharmacy who co-sponsored the publication of the map. The map extends from the bay to beyond the university campus to include several later subdivisions including Pearson's, University Terrace, the Kearney Tract, the "Institute for the Deaf, Dumb and Blind", Berkley Homestead, and several more. All streets and subdivisions are located and named. The map was compiled by C.L. Huggins, Town Engineer. Folds into paper covers (4 x 6") with a 12pp booklet with street index and several advertisements. Some of the booklet edges were not trimmed during binding and remain unopened.


Condition: A+

Map and booklet fine. The cover has a little soiling on front cover, rear is fine, and old ink notation at top outside of border.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $60

Closed on 12/1/2010