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Auction 95, Lot 421

"Baist's Real Estate Atlas of Surveys of Detroit and Suburbs Michigan",

Subject: Atlas

Period: 1929 (published)


Color: Hand Color

18 x 25 inches
45.7 x 63.5 cm
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Three volumes. This is a fabulous large format, commercial atlas of Detroit and suburbs showing the surveyed and developed areas on 94 maps and plans. Each map is a fine lithograph, with original full wash hand coloring. They are a graphic depiction of the city with each building, including the company name, colored to indicate the type of construction. The streets are marked with their width and the location of fire hydrants, water mains, sewers and rail lines. Real estate, title, and insurance companies used these atlases. They were usually discarded when they became outdated and are quite scarce outside of public institutions. Three complete volumes. Maps are mounted onto linen with an index tab attached. Pebble hide over board covers with embossed title and spine.


Condition: A

Binding with some cracking of spines and deterioration of indexes, contents fine.

Estimate: $700 - $900


Closed on 6/13/2001