Auction 171, Lot 187


"Official Guide - The Old Spanish Trail - First Edition",

Subject: Southern United States

Period: 1916 (published)


Color: Black & White

5.2 x 10.6 inches
13.2 x 26.9 cm

This automobile guidebook provides detailed driving instructions for various parts of the "Old Spanish Trail" Highway. Work on this auto trail began in 1915 and it eventually covered 2,750 miles of the southern United States from "ocean to ocean." The routes featured are: New Orleans to Miami, New Orleans to Houston, Dallas to Houston, Dallas to Los Angeles, and Dallas to Lake City, Florida. The 123 pages are filled with advertisements and illustrations for various businesses along the routes. The booklet also includes a folding map (14.2 x 10.6") detailing the entire highway. Compiled and published by Harry Locke of the Old Spanish Trial Association.


Condition: B+

Contents are lightly toned and the wrappers have minor soiling.

Estimate: $60 - $80

Sold for: $70

Closed on 2/6/2019