Auction 148, Lot 244

"[Lot of 3] [Untitled - Map of Avalon Bay] [and] [Untitled - Map of Catalina Island] [and] Avalon Town",

Subject: Catalina Island, California

Period: 1925-48 (circa)

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Color: Printed Color

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This charming lot contains three promotional brochures of Catalina Island and the town of Avalon including:

A. [Untitled Map of Avalon Bay], by Frank E. Brown, dated 1925 (22.0 x 8.3"). This folding brochure includes a detailed panoramic view of Avalon Bay. Identifies the names of several buildings including Hotel St. Catherine, Catalina Country Club, the estate of William Wrigley Jr., and the training ground of the Chicago Cubs. The verso contains text and illustrations describing the island and its attractions. Brochure measures 9.0 x 4.0". Condition: The bottom right corner of the brochure is dog-eared with some very minor soiling along the sheet edges. (B+)

B. [Untitled Map of Catalina Island], circa 1927 (13.9 x 6.0"). Folding brochure containing a pictorial map of the island in the style of Jo Mora or Ruth White. A key at top identifies 24 different points of interest on the island. The verso contains text and illustrations describing the island and its attractions. Brochure measures 9.0 x 4.0". Condition: (A)

C. Avalon Town, by Wren Lister, dated 1948 (21.6 x 16.5"). This attractive bird's-eye view depicts Avalon and the surrounding hills. Vignettes around the border feature the pleasures of the area including water skiing, fishing, sailing, etc. A sticker in the middle of the map image identifies the location of the Sea Breeze Cottages, and a pink paper label with additional advertising for the cottages has been neatly pasted over the central index of the directory. On the verso is an additional map showing all of Catalina. Folds into a mailer measuring 8.5 x 5.5". Condition: (A+)

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Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 2/19/2014

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