Catalog Archive
Auction 181, Lot 53

A Most Unusual Road Map

"Road Map of United States",

Subject: Cartographic Miscellany, United States

Period: 1939 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

8 x 4 inches
20.3 x 10.2 cm

This unusual road map of the United States is presented in 4 "strip" segments based upon time zone (Eastern, Central, Mountain, and Pacific). It identifies paved, improved, graded, and dirt roads and includes a table of National Parks below the map image. The map is housed in a metal case with leather padding and a protective plastic shield. The user can scroll to any location on the map by turning the plastics knobs up or down on the right side of the case. Published by the H.M. Gousha Company for the McCauley Map Case Company. There is only one past sales record (Old World Auctions) and OCLC notes only two copies, one in the Library of Congress and the other at the University of Oxford.


Condition: A

In overall excellent condition. Map is clean and bright, knobs are fully functional, and case has light wear from use as expected.

Estimate: $300 - $375

Sold for: $230

Closed on 2/10/2021