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Auction 152, Lot 206

"[Lot of 3] Florida [and] Florida [and] Standard Oil Road Map of Florida",

Subject: Florida

Period: 1930-53 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

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A. Florida, by Ruth Taylor White, circa 1930 (8.6 x 11.8"). This colorful pictorial map by Ruth Taylor White is focused on the tourism industry in the state. Among the many illustrations are Ponce de Leon off the northern coast, sponge gardens in the Gulf of Mexico west of Tampa, and numerous fishermen and cruise ships along the coastline. At bottom left there is an inset of the panhandle that "fits on to the wiggly line in the N.W. corner!"

B. Florida, Rand McNally & Co., circa 1940 (17.5 x 39.5"). Playful pictorial map depicting the myriad of tourist destinations in the state. Two insets at bottom show the variety of fish and game found in the state. The verso contains maps of major tourist destinations including Miami Beach, Orlando, West Palm Beach and Tampa.

C. Standard Oil Road Map of Florida [on verso] Standard Oil Pictorial Guide to Florida, by Standard Oil, dated 1953 (23.9 x 33.5"). Clean and crisp map of the state with insets showing the panhandle, the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, and Miami. The verso is filled with illustrations for tourists.


Condition: A

All clean, bright, colorful examples.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $120

Closed on 2/18/2015