Auction 140, Lot 218

"Street Guide Map of Los Angeles City",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1902 (dated)


Color: Black & White

19 x 21.3 inches
48.3 x 54.1 cm

This very early advertising pocket map of Los Angeles shows the streets and city blocks of the city with the street car lines shown by bold lines. Elysian Park, Westlake Park and the Los Angeles River are located. Concentric circles are drawn on the map showing the various distances to City Hall. It includes an extensive street index. The map folds into red paper wrappers, which has an advertisement for the Log Angeles National Bank on verso. Compiled, published and copyright by Henry Rueger.

The map folds into the booklet "Newman's Directory Guide and Handbook of Los Angeles and Southern California. Maps and illustrations. Price 25¢." The 106 pp. guide of Los Angeles covers everything imaginable "For Strangers and Residents" plus many unnumbered pages of pictorial advertisements including Cawston Ostrich Farm, Long Beach Bath House, Morosco's Burbank Theatre, Fremont Hotel and several more. Yellow paper covers, 12mo. Published by T. Newman, 110 N. Broadway, Los Angeles. The population is listed as only 125,000.


Condition: A

There are just a few tiny extraneous creases and an edge tear confined to the blank margin. The covers are lightly worn.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $400

Closed on 5/23/2012