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Auction 179, Lot 227

"[Lot of 4] Map of the City of Los Angeles Showing Streets Graded, Oiled and Accepted [and] ... Showing Streets Paved and Accepted [and] ... Showing Constructed Storm Drains [and] ... Showing Locations of Sanitary Sewers",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1914 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.6 x 37.8 inches
39.6 x 96 cm
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These four maps present the evolving infrastructure of Los Angeles in 1914 as it attempted to deal with a population explosion, having grown from 100,000 in 1900 to 439,000 in 1914. The base map is the same for each example with color overprinting revealing the status of roads, storm drains, and sewers. Drawn by Homer Hamlin, City Engineer. No past sales records or institutional holdings found on OCLC for this 1914 edition.


Condition: B

The maps are on fragile paper with light toning along the fold lines and numerous short splits at the fold junctions. The first map (Streets Graded, Oiled and Accepted) and last map (Sanitary Sewers) have more pronounced toning along the folds with numerous fold separations along the vertical fold that have been repaired on verso with archival tape. One map has a small library stamp on verso.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $1,400

Closed on 9/16/2020