Auction 134, Lot 279

"Pennsylvania", Geographical Publishing Co.

Subject: Pennsylvania

Period: 1905 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

16.7 x 27.5 inches
42.4 x 69.9 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 advertises 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. On the verso is an index to counties and towns. An uncommon advertising map.


Condition: A+

Bright coloring and strong impression. The top and bottom metal strips and red piping at sides intact. The original brass hanging rings are present but opened. A little creasing visible, still fine.

Estimate: $140 - $180


Closed on 12/1/2010