Auction 136, Lot 275

"Map of the City of Los Angeles",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1903 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
20 x 21 inches
50.8 x 53.3 cm

This great pocket map extends west to the L.A. Country Club at Arlington Street and Wiltshire, east to beyond Evergreen Cemetery and south to Ascot Park. With an extension to the northeast that continues the map, roughly following Figueroa Street (here named Pasadena Avenue), to Highland Park. Red overprinting radiates from downtown delineating the routes of the Los Angeles Railway, Pacific Electric Railway, Los Angeles Pacific Railway, the Traction Line, and the Los Angeles - Redondo Electric Line. Detailed route information is in a panel at the right. City street index is below and on the left. Blank verso. Folds into the booklet "Newman's Directory Guide and Handbook of Los Angeles and Southern California. Latest City and Road Maps. Price 25¢." The 96 page Guide of Los Angeles covers everything imaginable "For Strangers and Residents." Plus many unnumbered pages of pictorial advertisements including Balloon route Excursions, Morosco's Burbank Theatre, Belasco Theatre, Hotel Lankershim, the railways mentioned above and several more. Yellow paper covers, 8vo. Published by T. Newman, 204-207 Mason Opera House, Los Angeles. The population is listed as only 220,000.

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Condition: A+

Ignoring the two tiny fold intersection splits this remains a fine example.

Estimate: $100 - $140

Sold for: $550

Closed on 6/1/2011

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