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Road and street maps of California and Los Angeles c.1929.
Los Angeles c. 1929, Automobile Club of Southern California. 105 strip maps on heavy paper (27 x 9,5 cm) + folding index map to the strip maps + 17 folding general maps (in different scales and sizes) of Los Angeles, southern California counties, the state of California and and parts of the western United States. All housed in a brown paper folder with the serial no: 9260 and the no: 26970. The maps are housed in a brown paper folder with ties. The title and the affiliate clubs of southern California are printed on a slip card placed at the front of the portfolio. An interesting collection of road maps published by the "Automobile Club of Southern California", one of the first motor clubs in the US, founded as early as 1900. The club began publishing road maps in 1906. They also put up road signs made of porcelain of which a few still stands today. There are no dates at the maps, but they are not published earlier than 1923 since the addresses on the maps are 2601, Figueroa Street where the club settled that year. It is till the headquarters of the club today. City Hall was inaugurated in 1928, it is marked on the map "Principal automobile routes in and out of Los Angeles". LAX was opened in 1930, but is not marked on the maps. Therefore the maps seems to be published in the second half of the 1920s. The strip maps are numbered 1-23, 26, 29-42, 46-50, 53, 55-57, 59-77, 79-88, 92-96, 133-140, 152-155, 162, 164, 200-204, 217-221. All depicting the greater Los Angeles area and southern California, except one which depicts the Bay area. The foding general maps are: Los Angeles City, Principal automobile routes in and out of Los Angeles. Los Angeles and Vicinity, Los Angeles County, Automobile routes from the Orange Belt Cities to the San Bernardino Mountain Resorts, Imperial County, San Diego County, San Luis Obispo County, Tulare County, Orange County, Santa Barbara County, Ventura County, Southern California and South Western Nevada embracing the arid region of Mojave Desert, Colorado Basin and Death Valley, State of California, Southern California and National Parks in relation to Southern California and Los Angeles.. The portfolio has a couple of tears and is partly split at one end. A piece of the paper frame holding the slip card at the front is missing. The "Los Angeles City" map with a few short splits at the fold intersections. Other maps are in good condition
      [Bookseller: Christensen o Co Antikvariat]
Last Found On: 2013-11-13           Check availability:      Antikvariat    

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