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Auction 186, Lot 248

"Historical Sketch of the Los Angeles Aqueduct with Map Profile and Illustrations",

Subject: Southern California, Los Angeles

Period: 1913 (published)


Color: Black & White

9 x 6.3 inches
22.9 x 16 cm
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This book written by Allen Kelly celebrates the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct, an engineering marvel that brought water from the Owens River to Los Angeles. In addition to the text, it provides a detailed photographic history of the construction of the aqueduct that includes many photographs of the workers (including the commissary staff!). Features both a profile and strip map entitled Map of the Los Angeles Aqueduct and Adjacent Territory October 1908 (5.5 x 16.0"), highlighting the path of the aqueduct in red overprinting from above Owens Lake to the San Fernando Valley. 37 pages with 99 unpaginated photographic illustrations by Bledsoe. Compiled and produced by the Times-Mirror Printing & Binding House. Oblong octavo, stiff pictorial wrappers.


Condition: A

Contents are clean, bright and fine. Wrappers have light wear with minor chips along the right edge.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $1,800

Closed on 2/9/2022