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Auction 183, Lot 182

"Xth-Olympiad Los Angeles, Cal. 1932 Visitors’ Guide Showing Main Street Arteries Various Points of Interest and Location of Contiguous Cities and Towns",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1932 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

15.9 x 22.5 inches
40.4 x 57.2 cm
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This promotional map for the 1932 Olympic Games was designed by Noordwal & Sons Mapmakers and copyrighted by Neuner Printing and Lithograph Co. It covers the greater Los Angeles region from Pasadena south to Long Beach and from Santa Monica east to Montebello showing the "main traffic arteries, various points of interest and location of contiguous cities and towns." The map locates Olympic venues in red overprinting and features small insets of the Olympic Stadium, Marathon Course, and Long Beach Marine Stadium. Verso includes a “Detailed Daily Program," a “General Program” for the Olympics, and promotional text for California Bank. Self-folding (4.0 x 8.5") with the entrance to Olympic Stadium depicted on the front cover. There are no past sales records or institutional examples located on OCLC. A scarce and desirable Olympics item.


Condition: B+

Issued folding with several small fold separations with minute loss at the junctions. There are a few minor areas of soiling at top center.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 6/9/2021