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Auction 185, Lot 266

"A Cartograph of California's Picturesque Peninsula Where All the Charm and Beauty of California Is Found in: San Mateo County", White, Ruth Taylor

Subject: San Mateo, California

Period: 1940 (circa)


Color: Printed Color

11.9 x 17.9 inches
30.2 x 45.5 cm
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This is another of White's charming pictorial "cartographs," filled with whimsical images of people enjoying the sites and activities of San Mateo county. The map stretches as far south as Ano Nuevo Point and north to the Golden Gate Bridge (which opened in 1937) and Treasure Island, the site of the 1940 World's Fair. The major roads and a compass rose are included to help orient the traveler. This self-folding pamphlet also includes photographic images (by Lawrence) of numerous points of interest throughout the county. Published by the Chambers of Commerce of various cities in the county.

References: Rumsey #8822.

Condition: A

A clean and bright example, issued folding, with a few tiny holes at fold intersections and some minor extraneous creasing.

Estimate: $220 - $250

Sold for: $170

Closed on 11/17/2021