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Auction 188, Lot 200


"Ride the Roads to Romance Along the Golden Coast and Thru the Sunshine Empire of Southern California",

Subject: Southern California

Period: 1963 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

33.9 x 21.3 inches
86.1 x 54.1 cm
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This very colorful bird's-eye view of Southern California is drawn in the style of Jo Mora. The map covers the counties of San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, and Imperial. It shows missions, places of interest, and historically significant events in the region. Features an attractive border with various vignettes. On the verso is a highway map of southern California and numerous illustrations of local attractions. The map was drawn by Claude G. Putnam and self-folds into a 4 x 9" brochure.

The Roads to Romance series ran from the 1940's to 1960's to promote tourism in Southern California.


Condition: B+

A clean and colorful example with a few tiny splits at the fold junctions. The application of color is slightly offset, causing somewhat blurry images primarily in the vignettes surrounding the map. Issued folding.

Estimate: $90 - $120

Sold for: $55

Closed on 6/22/2022