Catalog Archive
Auction 195, Lot 269

""Security" Map of Los Angeles",

Subject: Los Angeles, California

Period: 1907 (dated)


Color: Printed Color

24.8 x 21.4 inches
63 x 54.4 cm
Download High Resolution Image
(or just click on image to launch the Zoom viewer)

A detailed map of Los Angeles drawn by Felix Viole and issued by the Security Savings Bank, the "Largest Savings Bank in the Entire Southwest." Shows the street grid pattern of the city from Hollywood south to Slauson Avenue with street car lines highlighted in red overprinting and a street car index at right. The verso contains a “skyline” photo of the business district, a large map of the Los Angeles vicinity, and a comprehensive street index. Only one past sales record (Old World Auctions) and no copies of the 1907 edition found on OCLC.


Condition: B+

Issued on thin, banknote-style paper with a couple of tiny splits at the fold junctions, minor creasing, and light show-through from text on verso. There are some paper remnants in the top corner on verso where the map was previously attached to paper wrappers (not present).

Estimate: $140 - $170


Closed on 11/15/2023