Catalog Archive
Auction 151, Lot 209

"Ride the Roads to Romance Along the Golden Coast and Thru the Sunshine Empire of Southern California",

Subject: Southern California

Period: 1954 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

34 x 21.2 inches
86.4 x 53.8 cm

This very colorful bird's-eye view of Southern California is drawn in the style of Jo Mora. The map covers the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial. It shows missions, places of interest and historically significant events in the region. Features an attractive border with various vignettes. On the verso is a highway map of southern California and numerous illustrations of local attractions. The map was drawn by Claude G. Putnam and folds into a 4 x 9" brochure.

The Roads to Romance series ran during the 1940's and 1950's to promote tourism in Southern California.


Condition: A

Issued folding with bold color and just a few tiny splits at fold intersections closed on verso with archival tape.

Estimate: $300 - $400

Sold for: $210

Closed on 11/19/2014