Catalog Archive
Auction 161, Lot 290

"Beautiful Florida - The Winter Playground of the Nation - A Scenic Guide Book Showing the Most Attractive Views Along the Florida East Coast from Jacksonville to Key West",

Subject: Eastern Florida

Period: 1920 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

12.1 x 9.6 inches
30.7 x 24.4 cm
New! Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

This 30 page guidebook contains 23 beautiful, postcard-sized color illustrations of scenes along the Florida East Coast Railway. The guide was published exclusively for the Van Noy Interstate Company and was only available for sale to those traveling on trains along the Florida East Coast Railway or through Van Noy directly. A sampling of the views include: Heming Park from Windsor Hotel, Jacksonville, Fla.; Hotel Ponce de Leon, St. Augustine, Fla.; Daytona Beach, Daytona, Fla.; Hotel Royal Palm, Miami, Fla.; Seminole Indians, Miami, Fla.; Train Crossing Moser Channel, Key West Extension, Florida; and Bird's Eye View, Key West, Fla (see images for a full list of illustrations). In addition to the views, the guidebook contains a 2 page explanation of views and a single-page map of Florida showing the East Coast Railway and Steamship Connections. A premium production with a price of $1.25 on the title page. Oblong quarto with gray paper wrappers and string ties with a color illustration pasted down on front wrapper. The guidebook is housed in its original mailing envelope with the same title.


Condition: A+

The color plates are in pristine, unused condition. Paper wrappers are slightly bumped along the edges.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $190

Closed on 2/8/2017