Auction 173, Lot 127

Rare, Early Los Angeles Guide

"A Guide to Los Angeles and Southern California",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1919 (circa)


Color: Black & White

7.7 x 9.9 inches
19.6 x 25.1 cm

This unnumbered 28 page guide was produced by the Southern California Tourist Bureau, and provides the reader with a fascinating glimpse of the region in the early 20th century. Contents include a business directory, points of interest, descriptions of short "pleasure trips," principal office buildings, and numerous illustrated advertisements. Within the text are three automobile maps: Parker Map of Motor Routes between San Francisco and Los Angeles (9 x 6.9"), Map of Business Section of Los Angeles (9 x 6.5"), and Parker Map of Los Angeles and Vicinity Showing Main Automobile Routes to Adjacent Cities (6.5 x 7"). No examples found on OCLC or elsewhere.


Condition: B+

There is a dampstain along the upper gutter throughout that just touches the top left corner of the first map, and there is faint dampstaining confined to the lower blank margin. The rear wrapper is lightly soiled and has a 4.5" tear repaired with archival tape.

Estimate: $200 - $230

Sold for: $325

Closed on 6/5/2019