Auction 148, Lot 242

"Map of the City of Los Angeles",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1903 (published)


Color: Printed Color

20 x 21.2 inches
50.8 x 53.8 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. The map extends to the northeast, 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 top and right. City street index is at left. Blank verso.

Folds into the booklet "Newman's Directory Guide and Handbook of Los Angeles and Southern California." The 101-page guide of Los Angeles covers everything imaginable "For Strangers and Residents." Plus many unnumbered pages of pictorial advertisements including Morosco's Burbank Theatre, Hotel Nadeau, Redondo Floral Co., The Automobile Livery and several railroad companies. Beige paper covers, 16mo. Published by T. Newman, 409 Mason Opera House, Los Angeles. The population is listed as only 160,000.


Condition: A+

Map is fine. Text is very good with a few pencil notations in the blank margins.

Estimate: $400 - $500

Sold for: $200

Closed on 2/19/2014