Auction 134, Lot 287

"Lush & Pollock's Sight-Seers' Map of Milwaukee",

Subject: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Period: 1889 (dated)


Color: Black & White

17 x 18.3 inches
43.2 x 46.5 cm

This is a rare pocket map of Milwaukee with good detail, naming all streets which are keyed to the index at left. Folds into light brown printed paper wrappers with an extra closing flap. The 58pp booklet contains information on the city including theatres, railroads, street railways, art galleries, breweries, Hack Rates, and much more. It is also filled with early advertisements, many with illustrations and logos. At the front of the booklet is a second smaller Camp Guide Map, this one titled "Map of the City of Milwaukee" (7" x 10"). This map locates numerous businesses including A.W. Rich & Co.'s Great Broadway Dry Goods House, a "popular center of attraction for shrewd buyers and sight-seers. We find no past sales information for this map and only locate one copy at Harvard.


Condition: B+

The map would be fine except it has a 6" split/tear at lower left. Clean and bright example with no other flaws. The booklet is also fine and the covers are very good with only slight shelf wear.

Estimate: $120 - $160

Sold for: $70

Closed on 12/1/2010