Auction 136, Lot 290

"Florida East Coast Railway & Hotels as well as Nassau Bahamas and Cuba Illustrated in Colors", Matthews-Northrup Co

Subject: Eastern North America, Florida

Period: 1911 (dated)

Publication:

Color: Printed Color

Size:
7.8 x 16.2 inches
19.8 x 41.1 cm

This scarce brochure has numerous colored and b&w photos of resorts and activities. It features the beautiful bird's-eye view Air Ship View of Florida Nassau and Cuba Showing Relative Location of the Famous East Coast Hotels (25" x 9"). It is a fanciful view of the Florida coast including Nassau Bahamas, Havana and extending north as far as New York. Names towns and resorts including Palm Beach, Daytona, Havana, Key West, St. Augustine, Jacksonville, and Baltimore. An oversized train travels along eastern Florida servicing the resort hotels while dirigible floats overhead. On the verso is the map Florida (land of flowers) East Coast Hotels and East Coast Railways (8" x 16") which is drawn in an earlier style with a decorative cartouche featuring Neptune, putti and the railroad's coat-of-arms. No other example of this scarce brochure found.

References:

Condition: A

Maps are fine. The covers have just a touch of roughness at top edge, otherwise fine. The foldout view has staples in one fold and a small piece of archival tape at a fold else is near fine.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 6/1/2011

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