Auction 173, Lot 126


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

Subject: Southern California

Period: 1957 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

33.9 x 21.2 inches
86.1 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 from the 1940's to 1960's to promote tourism in Southern California.


Condition: A

Issued folding with vivid color and a few tiny edge tears confined to the blank margins.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $140

Closed on 6/5/2019